May 13, 2021

The OECS lauded for ‘people-centred’ development

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By Susanna DeBeauville-Scott & Vincent Lewis Tuesday, March 30, 2021 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has been lauded by a key partner —Dillon Consulting— for making stakeholder engagement a key component of its development initiatives. The consulting firm recently developed Coastal Master Plans and Marine Spatial Plans for five OECS Member States under […]

Caribbean biodiversity stakeholders host successful Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) week in Trinidad

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The IUCN, GEF and UN Environment host three-days of activities to raise awareness on biodiversity protection and the Nagoya Protocol Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — The OECS Commission is working with its partners to raise awareness on the preservation and economic value of the region’s rich genetic resources and centuries of traditional knowledge which was the goal […]

OECS to hold Blue Economy Seminars in Member States

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The sensitisation will create awareness on marine spatial planning and the Blue Economy in participating countries of the Caribbean Regional Oceanscape Project (CROP) Tuesday, October 30, 2018 — Transitioning to a Blue Economy is critical to ensuring continued economic growth in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), given that the marine space of small island […]

Caribbean engineer makes breakthrough in desalination

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By NOVA Inventions An engineer from a small Caribbean island has made a breakthrough in desalination technologies. The unique design and original technology produce no carbon footprint or brine discharge, a combination new to desalination. The prototype desalinator was designed and manufactured by Karlis Noel of NOVA Inventions in 2016 so that his coastal village […]

Wastewater reuse a hard sell in the Caribbean

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From Style With the Caribbean facing water security challenges due in part to climate change, the reuse of treated wastewater has emerged as one possible solution, but getting public buy-in is proving a mammoth task. It has been equally difficult to get in place institutional and legislative arrangements, together with public-private sector partnerships and appropriate […]