January 23, 2020

OECS ICT companies connect with global tech leaders at TechBeach Retreat in Jamaica

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From OECS-Chamber of Commerce of Martinique Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — Six companies from the Eastern Caribbean participated in the 4th edition of the TechBeach Retreat which took place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from December 5-7 2019.  The two-day event brought together hundreds of participants including technology entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and North America, and 52 […]

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 […]

Martinique based ‘Association Kreol’ explores areas of collaboration with Saint Lucian partners as part of the INTERREG TEECA Project

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From OECS-Chamber of Commerce of Martinique Friday, November 29, 2019 — Cultural entertainment organisation ‘Association Kreol’ recently completed a Business Immersion exercise in Saint Lucia as part of the INTERREG Funded Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean (TEECA) project. Founder of ‘Association Kreol’ Danielle René-Corail, who currently organises multiple shows in Martinique, completed the Business Immersion […]

OECS trade mission concluded successfully in Guadeloupe

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Friday, November 29, 2019 — Representatives from the Competitive Business Unit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, along with 13 companies from multiple OECS Member States, participated in a trade mission which took place in Guadeloupe on November 12-15, 2019. The goal of this activity was to foster trade and partnerships between companies […]

15 student-teachers from Martinique and Guadeloupe successfully complete Immersion Programme in Saint Lucia

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From OECS Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — A delegation of 15 student-teachers from Martinique and Guadeloupe successfully completed a two-week immersion programme as part of the INTERREG “Linguistic Exchanges and Innovative Learning through Mobility” (ELAN) project. The group of future education professionals, from the University of the Antilles and the “Ecole Supérieure du Professorat et de […]

First International Conference on Sargassum in Guadeloupe concludes successfully

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 — The 1st International Conference on Sargassum was successfully hosted in Guadeloupe. The event which took place from October 23-26, 2019 brought together stakeholders from the Caribbean and other countries of the world to discuss the issue of sargassum. The general public is invited to watch the videos of the conferences on […]

ELAN Scholarship and Immersion Programme Now Open!

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From OECS The ELAN (Echanges Linguistiques et Apprentissage Novateur par la Mobilité – Linguistic Exchanges and Innovative Learning through Mobility) project is offering GCSE A level and CAPE 2 holders, the opportunity to study at the Université des Antilles through the ELAN scholarship and immersion programme. Scope of the scholarship and immersion programme The ELAN scholarship and […]

Plastic Recycling Project ‘RePLAST OECS’ launches in Saint Lucia

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By Felix Finisterre Senior Project Manager, Saint Lucia Office, UNITE Caribbean OECS Media Statement Thursday, August 8, 2019 — Environmental stakeholders from the public and private sectors in Saint Lucia lent their support and expertise towards the successful launch and two-day workshop for the RePLAST OECS project – an initiative that seeks to create a sustainable […]

US: 2019 Caribbean travel warnings: What islands are safe? [Cayman Islands SAFE]

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By Tresa Baldas From Detroit Free Press If you’re planning a trip to the Caribbean or Central America, the U.S. State Department has published a list of travel advisories alerting tourists about what destinations they need to be wary of, and which ones are considered safe, or the least risky.  There are four categories of travel advisories: “Level 1: Exercise […]

Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves completes term as Chairman of the OECS Authority with major advancements to OECS regional integration

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Monday, July 22, 2019 — A strong advocate for the advancement of regional integration in the region, Prime Minister Gonsalves’ tenure as Chairman of the OECS focused on deepening relations amongst Member States and improving the quality of life for citizens.  Key areas of focus, under Prime Minister Gonsalves’ chairmanship, were:  (a) Membership (b) Strengthened Resilience to […]