November 19, 2019

Remarks by Prime Minister of Barbados Hon. Mia Mottley at the 16th Raul Prebisch Lecture in Geneva

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From OECS Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — GENEVA, Switzerland – Statement by the Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, at the 16th Raul Prebisch Lecture at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, 10 September, 2019. I am humbled to have been invited to deliver the 16th lecture to honour this great development thinker. I am […]

National Crime Agency seizes £4m of gold bars at Heathrow ‘sent by south American drugs cartel from Cayman Islands on way to Switzerland’

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By Stefan Boscia From Mail On line UK The gold was on its way to Switzerland from Cayman Islands when it was found It had previously arrived in the Caymans from Venezuela on a private jet    The gold is being treated as money laundering in Cayman Islands investigation Four million pounds worth of gold has been […]

Sustainable Trade: OECS signs € 3.6 million project to develop trade capacity in the region

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Thursday, July 4, 2019 — Stronger trade expertise and the creation of a harmonised trade information and facilitation platform in OECS Member States are key areas earmarked for development under the 3.6 million euro, EU/ACP-funded TradeCom II Agreement signed by OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules in Geneva, Switzerland today. The aim of the TradeCom II Programme is to […]

Conclusions of the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — The annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting gathered officials from 53 countries in Geneva, Switzerland on 19 May 2019, to discuss the acceleration of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Four of the six independent Member States of the OECS were represented at the meeting, namely Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Grenada.  The […]

Swiss hospitality school to help educate Caribbean professionals

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Les Roches Global Hospitality Education partners with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation to provide scholarships  MIAMI (March 28, 2019) – A prestigious Swiss hospitality school will provide partial scholarships for Caribbean nationals seeking undergraduate degrees at the elite tertiary institution.  This follows the inking of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean […]

Crossing the Alps

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Crossing the Alps by Train: Three rail routes from Switzerland to Italy From Eurocheap “I want to see the Alps by train, so I’ve the booked a ride south from Berne into Italy,” said Margot. We didn’t have the heart to tell her that a big chunk of the 90-minute run from the Swiss capital […]

Former Swiss officer Johan Cosar on trial for fighting IS

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By Imogen Foulkes From BBC Johan Cosar went to Syria not to fight for the Islamic State group, but against them. Now, the former Swiss army officer is facing a military tribunal back home. He is charged with joining a foreign army and thus undermining Switzerland’s neutrality and security. Mr Cosar makes no attempt to […]

Eustachi’s anatomical engravings

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From Designer Daily Artist and sculptor John T. Unger is familiar with great art projects. His most famous feature is probably his lighting bowl sculpture art, but he has been working on mosaic pieces for quite a while now. One of his most recent projects is the “Anatomy set in Stone” series. A collection of […]

Swiss team develop ‘Microswimmer’ robot to deliver drugs through the body

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From Newsmax A tiny sliver of elastic material swims along inside a narrow tube, coiling up and changing shape in response to the thickness of fluid and the contours of the tube around it as it moves towards its goal. The miniature robot – the bacteria-inspired brainchild of a team of scientists in Switzerland seeking […]

Davos of the Caribbean- Guess who will be in Haiti this year?!

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We’re excited to announce one of our featured speakers! Ann Rosenberg is the Senior Vice President & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen, (a Purpose Driven Innovation Community of 17,000+ partner companies). Haiti Tech Summit 2019 Ann Rosenberg and Christine Souffrant Ntim-the founder of Haiti Tech Summit, will be speaking at Davos, Switzerland during the World […]