January 21, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

Vincentian designer Kimya Glasgow hosts fashion show at Casino des Trois Ilets in Martinique

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Monday, October 14, 2019 — On the eve of Paris Fashion week, St. Vincent and the Grenadines national Kimya Glasgow presented a retrospective of her most iconic looks at the prestigious Casino des Trois Ilets located in the touristic area of « La Pointe du Bout ». The popular Vincentian designer is making the most of her business […]

OECS Member states excel at 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

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Entities from Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda and Martinique receive recognition Three OECS Member States topped the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s 2019 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards winning five of the eight prestigious tourism honours.  The Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC2019), held this year on the 26-29 August at the Beachcombers Hotel in St. […]

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 […]

Winds of change in the Caribbean

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By Claus Grue From World Council of Churches Unrest in Venezuela, global warming and reduced funds are pertinent challenges facing the Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC). Encompassing an area from Panama and Costa Rica in the west to The Lesser Antilles in the east, and from The Bahamas in the north to Guyana, Suriname and French […]

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 […]