January 23, 2020

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court introduces e-Litigation system

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From Jamaica Observer CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) is implementing an Integrated Electronic Litigation (e-Litigation) system within all courts in all the nine-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) for the electronic management of cases. It said that the new system, which is being implemented through the Office of […]

Trinidad and Tobago Floods: OECS primes to share disaster mitigation knowledge

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Monday, October 22, 2018 — Trinidad and Tobago: In the wake of the devastating flooding which has inundated parts of the nation and left thousands stranded, the OECS Commission has expressed its readiness to share its disaster mitigation knowledge with the people and Government of the twin island state. Speaking from the OECS Heads of […]

New reports on vulnerability and readiness to adapt to climate change in the Anguilla and Montserrat fisheries sectors

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Port of Spain, October 12, 2018 – New reports from the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) highlight key vulnerabilities and identify priorities and readiness for adaptation to climate change in the fisheries sector of the UK Overseas Territories, Anguilla and Montserrat. The vulnerability assessment report – based on participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) that captured local […]

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 […]