July 23, 2021

In Search of a Spark

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How a Digital Marketing Agency was built from the rubble of a Category 5 Hurricane to market the largest OECS event of 2021! Tuesday, July 13, 2021 — The Valley, Anguilla — It has been almost 4 years since Gino Webster and Tahirah Banks sat in the darkness of their hurricane-ravaged apartment on the tiny island […]

Statement of Condolence on the passing of Hubert Hughes, former Chief Minister of Anguilla

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OECS Media Statement Saturday, May 8, 2021 — The OECS extends sincere condolences to the Hughes Family and to the Government and people of Anguilla on the passing of the Honourable Hubert Benjamin Hughes, former Chief Minister. The late Honourable Hubert Hughes served as Anguilla’s Chief Minister from 1994 to 1999, 1999 to 2000 and […]

St. K-N: PM Harris’ Statement on the passing of the Hon. Hubert Benjamin Hughes, former three-time Chief Minister of Anguilla

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Pictured above are the Honourable Hubert Benjamin Hughes and his beloved wife, Mrs. Norma Hughes.  On his 87th birthday, the Government and people of Anguilla celebrated his life and legacy with a road naming ceremony and thanksgiving service in South Hill (Photo Credit: The Anguillian Newspaper).   Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris of St. Kitts […]

Destinations of the week

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Amazing Caribbean villas for winter sun From The Top Villas If you need a dose of sunshine this winter, take your pick from these top tropical hideaways. From cozy beach hangouts to swanky mansions with infinity pools and private chefs, these beauties will definitely banish the winter blues. While many destinations are shutting up shop for […]

Fisherfolk organisations in Anguilla and Montserrat receive small grants to build climate resilience

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Port of Spain, October 7, 2019 – The Anguilla Fisherfolk Association (AFFA) and the Montserrat Fishing and Boaters Association (MFBA) were both recently awarded small grants by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) totalling US$24,000 to support practical action projects that demonstrate ecosystem stewardship to improve climate resilience and livelihoods in Anguilla and Montserrat. The […]

Slow-moving Tropical Depression Imelda brings over 30 inches of rain to Texas

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Devastating flooding unfolded across far southeast Texas late Wednesday night and spread into the Houston area on Thursday morning, as Tropical Depression Imelda continued to plague the region. At 11 am EDT Thursday, Tropical Depression Imelda was located about 50 miles north of Houston, moving north to northwest at […]

OECS Member States provide critical financial assistance to The Bahamas

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Monday, September 9, 2019 — The extent of the damage and loss of life in The Bahamas, in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, has struck the core of leaders within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) prompting quick decisions by the grouping to provide financial assistance to their island neighbours in the north. The OECS […]

INTERREG CARES to support early detection and treatment of sickle cell disease in OECS countries

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 — Babies being born in Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda will benefit from support for testing at birth for sickle cell disease. The neonatal screening of sickle cell disease forms part of the INTERREG CARES project, which aims to facilitate stronger collaboration in the health sector between the Eastern Caribbean and the French Associate […]

New case study highlights readiness of the Anguilla and Montserrat fisheries sectors to adapt to climate change

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Port of Spain, July 22, 2019 – A new case study from the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) highlights key findings and priorities for institutional strengthening to improve readiness to adapt to climate change in the fisheries sectors of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories, Anguilla and Montserrat. The fisheries sectors in Anguilla and Montserrat are […]

Two Caribbean judges appointed to United Nations Dispute Tribunal

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Monday, July 22, 2019 — The 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly recently elected two Caribbean nationals, Justice Francis Belle of Barbados and Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell of Trinidad and Tobago, to serve 7 year terms of office on the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) as half-time judges. The appointments took effect on July 10, […]