November 13, 2019

OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme: Changing lives and improving the reading levels of children in the OECS!

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By Tracey Warner-Arnold OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — In June of 2019, the United Nations indicated that the world is about to fall severely short  of its education commitments and needs to implement drastic measures to improve literacy rates. The OECS Commission has long since recognized literacy as a […]

Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development Meeting to be held in Dominica

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Monday, November 11, 2019 — The 5th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will take place in the Commonwealth of Dominica from 12-13 November 2019. The media are invited to the Opening Ceremony scheduled to convene on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m instead of 8:30 a.m at […]

Kempinski opens its first Caribbean hotel in Dominica

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By Julia Tore From Rus Tourism News Last week, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group officially launched its first resort in the Eastern Caribbean region, with special guests expected to fly in the following weeks. Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Resort Dominica is the first internationally branded hotel to debut on the ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean‘ and will be a major boost […]

OECS and GGGI discuss accelerated green growth cooperation

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 — Seoul, South Korea — OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, met with the Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Dr. Frank Rijsberman, today in the margins of the Global Green Growth Week 2019 currently being held in Seoul, South Korea. The Director Generals exchanged views on the growing cooperation between […]

Off the Grid in Caribbean

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Switched On, Off the Grid in the Caribbean By Noah Smith From Direct Relief The island nation of Dominica was without power for months after Hurricane Maria. Power resiliency is now a focus in advance of future storms A month after Hurricane Maria ravaged Dominica, no one on the Caribbean island had access to potable, […]

Range Developments opens Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski, Dominica

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Transforms Tourism Offering in the Country NEWS PROVIDED BY Range Developments PORTSMOUTH, Dominica, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Range Developments has opened the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski in Dominicato widespread acclaim. Forbes magazine called it “one of the most anticipated new hotels openings in 2019 and beyond”, with Caribbean Journal described it as “one of the new Caribbean hotels we’re excited about”. Condé Nast […]

Specialised masterclass for OECS business support organisations

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 — ROSEAU, Dominica: The OECS Competitive Business Unit working jointly with International Trade Centre (ITC) will execute a Regional Specialised Masterclass for Business Support Organisations (BSOs) from October 15 – 18, 2019 at the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua and Barbuda. The workshop aims to provide a framework for BSOs to improve their […]

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court launches Mediation Public Education Campaign

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ECSC – an Institution of the OECS Wednesday, October 9, 2019 — The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court – Dominica Circuit launched the Court’s Connected Mediation Public Education 2019 and Beyond Programme on Friday, October 4, with support from the Canadian-funded Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project. The purpose of the media launch was to sensitize the media, […]

Public consultations to promote the Caribbean Blue Economy begin in the OECS

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By Susanna De Beauville-Scott Consultations will be held in the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), with the support of Dillon Consulting Limited, will host numerous Blue Economy consultations in five participating OECS Member […]

Saint Lucian film maker facilitates OECS film production webinar

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 — ROSEAU, Dominica: The OECS Competitive Business Unit recently partnered with award-winning Saint Lucian filmmaker, Davina Lee, to host a regional film production webinar aimed at developing and building the film sub-sector in the OECS region. Lee shared her experience as one of the major filmmakers in the OECS region, highlighting the work and accomplishments […]