July 14, 2020

1st Lancet Countdown launch on climate change and health to be held in the Caribbean

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On the heels of COP25, OECS partners with HCC to launch 2019 report By Maisha Hutton Executive Director, Healthy Caribbean Coalition Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — The Caribbean has been selected as one of the priority regions of the Lancet Countdown over the period 2019-2023 based on the region’s extreme vulnerabilities to climate change. In an […]

Bumps in Barbados’ anti-AIDS journey

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By George Alleyne From Caribbean Life Barbados is among the first countries regionwide to halt mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS, and moving along with this remarkable achievement are public education and free medical treatment to reduce the threat, but health authorities still have reason to sound alarm bells. As the island joined other countries in observing […]

Two UWI academics receive Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence 2020

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The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. December 5, 2019—Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has expressed his delight at the announcement of two UWI academics being among awardees – yet again – for the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. Among the four named 2020 Caribbean Awards for Excellence Laureates, are Dr. Olivene Burke, Executive Director […]

Offshore captives outperform commercial casualty sector: AM Best

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Captive insurance companies in Bermuda, Cayman and Barbados rated by AM Best have outperformed the segment’s counterparts in the commercial casualty sector, the rating agency said.  Meanwhile, in 2018 net premiums earned by captives in Bermuda, Cayman and Barbados surpassed $3.5 billion for the first time. In a market segment report titled Rated Bermuda, Cayman […]

OECS and Alliance Française of Saint Lucia partner on the new IFLE CARICOM cooperation programme

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By Evelyne GASSE Head of Alliance Française of Saint Lucia and General Coordinator of the other Alliances Françaises of the English speaking Caribbean From OECS Monday, November 25, 2019 — Representatives from the Education Development Management Unit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, Alliance Française of Saint Lucia and the French Embassy to […]

Strengthening capacities in the forecasting of natural hazards in the OECS

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — The first Mid-Level Meteorological Officers Continuing Professional Development Training concluded successfully in Barbados. The five day workshop was coordinated by the OECS Commission in collaboration with two entities who provided financial support and technical assistance, namely, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology […]

Deputies of the French National Assembly pay courtesy visit to the OECS Director General

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From OECS Thursday, November 14, 2019 — Deputies of the French National Assembly Bérengère Poletti and Annie Chapelier, accompanied by French Ambassador to the OECS and Barbados, H.E. Philippe Ardanaz, paid a courtesy call on the Director General of the OECS Dr. Didacus Jules. This meeting was scheduled as part of the information gathering mission for […]

CIBC and GNB Financial Group Limited reach agreement for purchase of shares in FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited

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CIBC remains significant shareholder as new entity chaired by Jaime Gilinski acquires majority stake; both parties committed to continued growth for FirstCaribbean 8th November 2019, Bridgetown, Barbados. CIBC today announced that they have reached agreement on the purchase of a portion of CIBC’s shares in its Caribbean entity, FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited (“FirstCaribbean”) by GNB […]

Big cannabis changes in Barbados

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From George Alleyne From Caribbean Life Not only is Barbados well on its way to legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes, but the island’s Rastafarian community will soon be able to lawfully use the herb in their religious sacrament. At the time the Barbados government used its 29-to-one majority to pass the Medicinal Cannabis Industry […]

Pool Shark off to Barbados for Open Water Training with Swim Canada [before Olympic trials in Cayman Islands]

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Pool Shark swimmer Quinn Matteis, along with Head Coach Brian Lindsay will be part of the Swim Canada team of swimmers and coaches travelling to Barbados to participate in an Open Water Training Camp, November 4-10. Quinn Matteis’ swims in the 800 and 1500 freestyle at Ontario Summer Provincials and Canadian Junior Championships were good […]