December 12, 2019

GGGI and OECS to hold a panel discussion on Regional Climate Change Support Mechanisms as part of Virtual Island Summit

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OECS / GGGI Joint Media Release Wednesday, October 23, 2019 — The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean  States (OECS), in cooperation with Island Innovation, are hosting an online panel discussion on regional initiatives that support island states in setting and achieving climate change goals on October 24, 2019. The general […]

The new drug highway: Pacific islands at centre of cocaine trafficking boom

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By Kate Lyons in Nadi, Fiji From The Guardian UK Explosion in number of boats carrying cocaine and meth from Latin America to Australia is causing havoc for islands on the way It is the drug route you’ve never heard of: a multi-billion dollar operation involving cocaine and methamphetamines being packed into the hulls of […]

Lesser Venice square

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A Lesser Known Square In Venice By Trey Ratcliff From Stuck In Customs I recently visited an amazing place in Fiji called Laucala Island. I’m old friends with the General Manager there and I primarily went there to take photos. But, while there, we decided to add a video to the mix. If you’re a Passport Member, […]

St Kitts & Nevis PM Harris wishes a Happy Diwali to those who are celebrating the religious festival of lights

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“I wish to take this opportunity to commend the significant contributions of the Indian community in advancing our nation-building efforts and prosperity agenda here in St. Kitts and Nevis, and to say that the Diwali festivities present an opportune time for your further involvement, particularly in uplifting the most vulnerable members of our society,” Prime […]

Combating climate change: the OECS an official partner of COP 23

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Community for Climate Change Coalition (5Cs) and the United Nations Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) have partnered to represent the region at the COP 23. Public stakeholders, representatives of governments along with the private sector gathered this year to focus on […]

Destinations of the week

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Islands’ Romantic Getaways to Island Resorts From Islands For your honeymoon, anniversary, couple’s trip or any romantic getaway, these are the island resorts that offer the ultimate in romance, from special dinners to beautiful views to romantic suites. Ratua Private Island Ratua Private Island, Vanuatu After his stay in Vanuatu, Islands contributing editor David Lansing […]

Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states

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From Caribbean News Now LONDON, England — Key industries in some Commonwealth nations could take massive hits if appropriate steps aren’t taken following the UK’s departure from the EU. The forecast over so-called Brexit comes from policy experts’ analysis in two new research papers published by the Commonwealth Secretariat. “Brexit is a journey into unknown […]

Caribbean experience in agritourism shared with South Pacific

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From IICA IICA was instrumental in facilitating the first Agritourism Workshop in the Republic of Vanuatu, a pacific island nation located 1750 kilometers east of Australia. Port Vila, July 8, 2016 (IICA). At the request of the Government of Vanuatu and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), and in collaboration with the […]

Football: Big plans for the President’s Cup [Cayman’s BT lose 9-0 to Auckland]

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By Michael Burgess From The New Zealand Herald The OFC President’s Cup is here to stay – and there are big plans for a tournament you may not know existed. The final of the six-team tournament, which has featured clubs from three different Fifa confederations, will be played today in West Auckland between Auckland City […]

Fiji: The end of military rule and the Commonwealth’s role

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By Sir Ronald Sanders The value of the Commonwealth of Nations was again evident recently as its perseverance paid off in Fiji. After eight years, Fiji returned to Commonwealth membership last week following the decision by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) that “credible elections” had brought to government a political party supported by the […]