November 21, 2019

OECS Educators become literacy changemakers!

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OECS/USAID Early Learners Program (ELP) Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — The Early Learners Programme (ELP) within the Education Development Management Unit of the OECS facilitated the attendance of 35 Educators throughout the OECS at the International Literacy (ILA) conference in October 2019. The ILA supports literacy and assessment experts through featured cutting-edge research, classroom practices and […]

Caribbean Fisheries Management experts visit Kingdom of Morocco on technical cooperation mission

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From OECS Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco — A delegation comprising senior personnel from the fisheries departments of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Jamaica visited the Kingdom of Morocco during the period of November 4-14, 2019 to exchange strategies and best practices with Moroccan fisheries and aquaculture experts in […]

ECSC launches court-connected Mediation Public Awareness Campaign in St. Kitts and Nevis

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By Dwaymian Brisette Information Services Manager-Library Services & Communications, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) CSC – an Institution of the OECS Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), with support from the Canadian-funded Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project, launched a Mediation Public Awareness Campaign in the Federation of St. Christopher […]

3.5 million BBD to support firms to export and grow

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$3.5 million BBD has been allocated to CARIFORUM Firms 55 companies will receive grants of up to $66,000 BBD Funds have been provided by the European Union via the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme Bridgetown, BARBADOS, November 12, 2019.The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union has awarded […]

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/USAID Early Learners Programme: Changing lives and improving the reading levels of children in the OECS!

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By Tracey Warner-Arnold OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — In June of 2019, the United Nations indicated that the world is about to fall severely short  of its education commitments and needs to implement drastic measures to improve literacy rates. The OECS Commission has long since recognized literacy as a […]

Happy 40th Anniversary of Independence to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines!

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Official Message by the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves Thursday, October 31, 2019 — This year, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Independence under the theme: “With Strength, Honour & Dignity, We Stand Resolute at 40 and Beyond “. Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and […]

OECS partners convene in Saint Lucia to assess how to improve disaster preparedness

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 — Representatives from 12 OECS Member States met on 17th and 18th October, in Saint Lucia, to assess how they can enhance preparedness for natural hazards, such as hurricanes, floods and droughts, when weather forecasts show that trouble is on the way. The 50 participants looked at how forecast information could be […]

How will digital economy affect E-commerce and trade in the OECS ?

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Saturday, October 26, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, will host a workshop for officials of OECS Member States on the trade-related aspects of electronic commerce (e-commerce). The workshop will take place at the Harbour Club Hotel, Saint Lucia on 31st October and 1st November 2019 and will focus […]

Saint Lucia joins HEARTS initiative to improve prevention and control of hypertension

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Saint Lucia, 24 October 2019 (PAHO) – Saint Lucia became the third country of the Caribbean to implement the HEARTS initiative to improve prevention and control of hypertension, one of the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, the principal causes of death in the Caribbean. HEARTS, promoted by the Pan American […]