November 18, 2019

Small farmers concern OCES

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Small farmers top of concern for new OECS – Brazil – Argentina Agricultural Knowledge Exchange OECS Media Release Friday, April 6, 2018 — The Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States is building upon progress to safeguard the Eastern Caribbean’s agricultural sector through greater access to applied farming technology from South America in the […]

European diplomat says Caribbean women still yet to shatter glass ceiling

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC)— A senior European Union diplomat says while women in the Caribbean have made “outstanding strides” in recent years, they, like their European counterparts are still yet to completely shatter the glass ceiling. In a message to mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, the EU Delegation Ambassador to Barbados, the […]

Private sector crucial in pushing geothermal development in the Eastern Caribbean

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By Alexander Richter From Think Go Energy Securing funding is a major obstacle for geothermal development in the Eastern Caribbean, hence the private sector will have to play the main role in developing projects, but at the same time all stakeholders have to safeguard interest in fair electricity pricing, so a recent blog post. In […]

Multi-million dollar crime, security programme launched for the C’bean

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The multi-million dollar Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) Crime and Security Programme was launched here on Wednesday amidst concerns that Caribbean countries with relatively small populations are facing security challenges and the need for the region to adopt a multi-disciplined, multi-national approach to crime and security. Head of the European […]

Discussing the measurement of poverty and inequality in the OECS region

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Thursday, December 21, 2017 — The Tenth Living Standard Measurement Committee (LSMC), Joint Technical and General Virtual Meeting was held on 22 November 2017.The meeting was convened by the OECS Commission. Members States were informed of the activities undertaken since the last LSMC meeting which was held in Dominica in April 2017. The main outcomes […]

Internet groups form new body to review Caribbean network resilience

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By Gerard Best From South Florida Caribbean News PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas — Still reeling from the utter devastation wrought by a record-breaking 2017 hurricane season, many Caribbean island states are struggling to return to normalcy. By some estimates, relief and recovery efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria alone could cost upwards of US$150 billion. The […]

ECLAC establishes task force for Caribbean’s Debt Swap Initiative.

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago:— The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean has established a task force to advance ECLAC’s Debt for Climate Adaptation Swap Initiative. The Debt Swap initiative, which was first presented at ECLAC’s Caribbean Development Roundtable in Saint Kitts and Nevis early in […]

David Jessop – Citizenship Programmes: A race to the bottom?

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner In most nations of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS, citizenship is available at a cost. It can be purchased by almost anyone who can afford it. There is no qualifying period and no residential requirement. All that is needed is a one-off payment into either an […]

Amid wreckage of hurricane-devastated Caribbean, leaders see a climate change opening

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Tribune Media Service From Purduee Exponent SALYBIA, Dominica — In the ruins of his hurricane-ravaged nation, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit sees the homes that have to be razed, the hospital and clinics that collapsed and the power lines that failed. But amid the overwhelming destruction wrought by a powerful Hurricane Maria last month, Skerrit […]

Europe stands by Caribbean on climate funding

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By Desmond Brown From IPS News BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 26 2017 (IPS) – A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the region. Underlining the challenges posed by climate change, Head […]