November 20, 2019

Environment Ministers agree on unified approach to tackle climate change issues

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 — The OECS 5th Council of Ministers of Environment and Sustainability (COMES5) Meeting concluded on the evening of Wednesday, July 11 with Ministers of Environment identifying several areas for greater collaboration and unified action, to address a number of climate change issues affecting the region. Speaking at a press briefing following […]

Prioritising water, land and ecosystems management, and climate resilience in Five OECS countries with IWEco

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By Donna Sue Spencer The destruction left behind in several Caribbean islands by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 highlighted their vulnerability and emphasised the need for a strong natural resource base to protect and make communities and ecosystems more resilient to the impacts of climate change, which are expected to become even more severe […]

Antigua: Government to identify new equipment for sargassum fight

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From Antigua Observer Within a few weeks Antiguans and Barbudans will see new equipment on island which will aid in the fight against the sargassum seaweed. Cabinet had agreed to the purchasing of machines to collect the smelly substance at sea, but that plan was squashed since it was deemed that the identified machines were […]

Montserrat hosts 5th Meeting of OECS Environment Ministers

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OECS Media Release Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — The 5th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability (COMES 5) is currently being held at the Cultural Centre in Brades, Montserrat during the period July 9-11 under the theme “Building Resilience on the Frontlines of Climate Change”. The meeting is chaired by Minister of […]

Saint Lucia to host major regional Building Standards Forum & Exhibition

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OECS Media Release Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — Caribbean countries are still recovering and rebuilding from the ravages of the 2017 hurricane season underscoring the urgent need for disaster resilience to be a top priority in the region. The building sector is of critical concern and this is being addressed in the upcoming Caribbean Building […]

Montserrat: still here, still home, still nice !

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From OECS Wednesday, May 30, 2018 — This year, the much-anticipated OECS Council of Ministers of Environment Sustainability (COMES 5) will be held in the lovely island of Montserrat. The 5th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability (COMES) of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will take place in Montserrat from […]

Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to hold 12th Meeting

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, THURSDAY, 17 May 2018 (CRFM)—Caribbean Fisheries Ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to consider management plans for two vital fisheries, a protocol on small-scale fisheries and a policy on gender equality mainstreaming at their 12th Meeting, scheduled for Friday, 18 May 2018 in Montserrat. At […]

Antigua Sailing Week – Youth to Keelboat Race Day 3

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From Antigua Sailing Week Thursday, May 3, 2018 — 1 team from Antigua, 1 team from London. Their one common goal…becoming better sailors. The endless blue shades of Antigua’s waters be like the action that played out on them today. These little blue boats are each carrying crew of young men at the start of […]

Caribbean Fisheries Forum calls region to action

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Thursday, 26 April 2018 (CRFM)—At its recent annual meeting in Montserrat, the Caribbean Fisheries Forum framed a set of recommendations that will be submitted to regional policy-makers at the 12th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), slated for 18 May 2018 in Montserrat. The Forum’s recommendations […]

CRFM to convene 16th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Montserrat

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Friday, 13 April 2018 (CRFM)—Once a year, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), an inter-governmental organization established to promote and facilitate the responsible use of the region’s fisheries resources, convenes a meeting of heads of national fisheries authorities from its 17 Member States. This year, that group of the Caribbean technical experts […]