July 7, 2020

OECS and Compete Caribbean partner to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the OECS

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By Ricardo James Friday, June 19, 2020 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission (OECS Commission), with the support of Compete Caribbean, recently hosted a Kick-off Meeting for a project that seeks to strengthen the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the OECS. The project, launched via video conference with stakeholders from across the OECS and […]

OECS celebrates International Day of Education

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Education has always existed alongside man. Distinguished from schooling, education focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of our world and the values to navigate life. The process of learning is central to humanity. This perspective is echoed in American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey’s statement: “Education is not preparation for Life; Education is […]

OECS nationals encouraged to apply to The UWI Five Islands Campus 

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Principal Stafford Griffith Undertakes Courtesy Calls to Spread Awareness The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Friday, December 20, 2019—Six OECS countries have been beneficiaries of courtesy calls from Professor Stafford A. Griffith, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Five Islands Campus (FIC) of The University of the West Indies (The UWI). Over a three-week period […]

Spreading the Christmas cheer

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Des Barras Combined School celebrates Christmas with OECS Commission Staff Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — Students from the Des Barras Combined School received an early Christmas treat at the Commission’s annual gift giving celebration. This year, sixty students from the Des Barras Combined School along with staff of the OECS Commission and their children, enjoyed the […]

Sion Hill Government School in St. Vincent innovates with agriculture to improve literacy!

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By Tracey Warner-Arnold From OECS/USAID Early Learners Program Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — As part of the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) within the Education Development Management Unit of the OECS Commission, small grants were provided to support school-based reading intervention projects.  Sion Hill Government School in St. Vincent chose to combine agriculture with reading to […]

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 […]

OECS agriculture experts visit Kingdom of Morocco on technical cooperation mission

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco — In an effort to strengthen capacities in the critical areas of agronomy, soil fertility mapping, diagnostic laboratory testing, irrigation, and export market development; a delegation of agriculture experts from the OECS visited the Kingdom of Morocco during the period of November 27 to December 13, 2019. The group, comprising senior personnel […]

All OECS schools to benefit from improved Internet connectivity

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uesday, December 10, 2019 — The OECS-UNICEF initiative ‘ProjectConnect’ was successfully launched as part of a workshop held from 26-29 November, 2019 in Antigua and Barbuda. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) partnered with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to launch Project Connect, the first pillar of a wider project, namely the GIGA initiative, […]

OECS companies participate in the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum in Miami

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From OECS-Chamber of Commerce of Martinique Wednesday, December 11, 2019 — Three companies from the Eastern Caribbean participated in the 11th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) which took place in Miami, Florida, from October 16-18, 2019. The mission was part of a joint market exploration initiative implemented under the INTERREG Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean […]

94 schools across the OECS benefit from grants to improve literacy

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By Tracey Warner-Arnold Branding & Marking Consultant for the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) Wednesday, December 4, 2019 — Canaries Infant School (Saint Lucia) Uses Grant to Improve Boys Reading Levels! As part of the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) within the Education Development Management Unit of the OECS Commission, small grants were provided under the […]