November 22, 2019

Three Distinguished UWI Alumni receive Pelican Awards from Open Campus Alumni Chapters

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Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Barbados. October 16, 2019 – On Saturday, October 12, 2019, three distinguished alumni of The University of the West Indies were conferred with the prestigious Pelican Award. The Awards were presented at The University of the West Indies Alumni Association (UWIAA) Open Campus Alumni Chapters annual Pelican Awards […]

Eastern Caribbean embarks on strategy towards a Blue-Green economy

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By Jewel Fraser From IPS SAINT AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago, Sep 3 2019 (IPS) – Micro, small and medium enterprises as well as niche markets and experiences such as bee tourism may well hold the key for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States as countries of that sub-region, known as the OECS, ramp up efforts to […]

Tragic Symphony of the Seas overboard being reported

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From Cruise Hive A man from the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship currently on an Eastern Caribbean sailing has gone overboard. Overboard on Symphony of the Seas We are extremely sad to report that an Australian man has died after being overboard the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship which is operated by Royal Caribbean. According to a passenger who […]

Financing climate resilience: OECS pursues Global Climate Fund accreditation

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Monday, July 29, 2019 — In an effort to tackle the effects of climate change in the Eastern Caribbean, the OECS is taking steps to be accredited by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a fund established within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to assist developing countries counter climate change […]

‘The Business of Carnival’ returns for a second season

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Article Courtesy Loop, TT There is a multitude of people who exist within the Carnival sphere, ranging from soca artistes to band leaders to costume designers. While they are all skilled in their respective careers, a good number are still unclear about how to go about handling the business side of their affairs. That’s where […]

GGGI establishes new office in the Caribbean

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) opened a new office in Castries, St. Lucia, to strengthen support for its work to further promote green growth in the Caribbean region, and expand its partnership with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). GGGI and OECS previously signed a memorandum of understanding in […]

PM Harris’ Washington DC trip

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St Kitts & Nevis Prime Minister Harris will report on successful Washington, D.C. trip at his Press Conference tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 Prime Minister Harris will report tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29th, 2019, on his successful trip to Washington, D.C., where he attended an ECCB-World Bank Conference titled Digital Economy Moonshot for the Eastern Caribbean, held […]

St Kitts & Nevis PM Harris says regional leadership reaches a higher plateau as policy makers map out digital economy moonshot

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May 25 2019 The two-day Regional Conference titled Digital Economy Moonshot for the Eastern Caribbean closed yesterday, Friday, May 24th, 2019, with Timothy Antoine, the Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) thanking Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister for attending the ECCB-World Bank meeting in Washington, D.C.  Yesterday, Friday, in […]

St. Kitts-Nevis’ leadership in technology is highlighted at Digital Economy Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Eastern Caribbean Countries Challenged to be Leaders, Not Laggers May 23rd, 2019 The Regional Conference titled Digital Economy Moonshot for the Eastern Caribbean opened this morning (Thursday, May 23rd, 2019) at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group headquartered in Washington, D.C. During her opening remarks, Tahseen Sayed, Director for the Caribbean […]

World Bank’s VP for Latin America and the Caribbean pledges financial and technical support to develop the Eastern Caribbean’s digital economy

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May 23rd, 2019  Axel van Trotsenburg, an economist and development expert with over 30 years of experience at the World Bank Group who was appointed Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean effective February 1st, 2019, addressed the Regional Conference titled Digital Economy Moonshot for the Eastern Caribbean this afternoon, saying, “We are very eager to […]