November 14, 2018

OECS supports Caribbean Women in green innovation

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 — Thirty female entrepreneurs from the OECS had the opportunity to participate in the Caribbean Women in Business Green Innovation Bootcamp – an intense three-day workshop that provided participants with the skills needed to develop and launch an environmentally sustainable business. Grant funding was awarded to three teams with the most […]

Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project secures successful start

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World Bank Mission visits OECS to support project implementation Friday, October 5, 2018 — Representatives from the World Bank Mission responsible for the Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP) visited Saint Lucia from September 19, 2018 to September 20, 2018 to provide implementation support for the recently launched US$6.3M project. The World Bank’s technical team comprised […]

Saint Lucia among six Caribbean countries jolted by two earthquakes within a six-hour period

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By CMC From St Lucia News Online (CMC) — Several Caribbean countries were rattled as two earthquakes hit the region within a six-hour period, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said. In the first instance, the SRC said that a quake […]

First Regional Investment Forum on Meeting Paris Climate Targets to be held in Saint Lucia on October 11 & 12

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — The first Forum of the Caribbean Nationally Determined Contibutions Finance Initiatives (NDC FI) will be held on October 11 and 12 in Saint Lucia. Under the Paris Climate Agreement adopted at COP21, countries all agreed to contribute to the global climate effort. Their respective commitments were expressed in Nationally Determined […]

A look at Caribbean slavery through eyes of a descendant

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Against impossible odds, a ragtag army of black, mulatto, and poor Frenchmen band together to fight for freedom over elite soldiers from Britain and Napoleon’s grand army on the tiny Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia. This compelling historical novel begins during the French Revolution in the late 1700s, when the islands were home to slaves […]

Preventing the propagation of invasive agricultural produce in the Eastern Caribbean

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(PRESS RELEASE) – USDA/APHIS, the OECS Commission and Saint Lucia authorities are working together to implement the “Don’t Pack a Pest Outreach Programme”. The programme provides a platform for participating countries to increase the traveling public’s awareness of the risks associated with carrying food and agricultural items throughout the region and is an essential component […]

Developing a regional framework and toolkit to improve vulnerability assessments and adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector

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Port of Spain, September 6, 2018 – How to better assess vulnerability in coastal communities to inform adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean fisheries sector? This was the central question addressed at a regional workshop in Barbados recently with government and civil society stakeholders, including the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO), Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism […]

St Lucia government not acting in good faith, say civil servants

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now a CASTRIES, St Lucia — Following a meeting with the Customs and Excise Branch on Tuesday, regarding the proposed new Border Management Authority and the plans to create a statutory corporation for this purpose, members of Saint Lucia’s Civil Service Association (CSA) continued to express serious concerns and […]

Otero concludes visit to the Eastern Caribbean by meeting with ministers in Saint Lucia

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The Director General of IICA held meetings with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, Ezechiel Joseph; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun; diplomatic missions accredited to Saint Lucia; and the Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Didacus Jules. Castries, Saint Lucia, 27 August 2018 (IICA). […]

President Bill Clinton to visit Saint Lucia this week

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From St Lucia Times Former United States President, Bill Clinton is to visit Saint Lucia, it has been announced. The visit will form part of the Clinton Foundation’s efforts to work with Caribbean islands to empower them to build back better, grow their economies, improve public health, implement renewable energy, and become more resilient, a […]