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        Wednesday, February 8, 2017    Climate Change will be the main talking point when the OECS Commission stages the third in its Vini Kozé Public Forum Series in Dominica on Friday February 10.   The Forum will be held at the Fort Young Hotel. It will […]

The OECS Public Education Forum Series to be staged in ...


  “The arts can make us act, and we need action in response to the threats, the realities of climate change”. These were the words from award-winning Saint Lucian poet Kendel Hippolyte, speaking at the launch of a Caribbean campaign on Climate Justice at the Orchid Garden here last Thursday […]

Caribbean poet issues call to action on climate change



    Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto) Imagine if on the anniversary of its independence the friendliest message your nation gets is that if your country sinks underwater, a nearby island […]

Climate Change: Time For Talking Is Over


Sir Ronald Sanders   Questioning the relevance and value of the Commonwealth of Nations is nothing new – for such has occurred ever since the modern Commonwealth was created in 1949. However, doubts have intensified in recent time about the voluntary association of now 53 countries. Claims are repeatedly made […]

The Commonwealth’s Future – Part 1


Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):   Environmental Education Officer promises to educate citizens on climate change The Department of Physical Planning and Environment on St. Kitts has pledged to continue the campaign to educate locals about climate change and how it impacts their lives and livelihoods. The promise was made by […]

Planning Department To Step Up Message On Climate Change



THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 5 June 2015 The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”. Humanity continues to consume far more natural resources than the planet can sustainably provide. Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping […]

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care


PRESS RELEASE   Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):   Effective partnership between governments and private sector across the Caribbean are expected to grow with the establishment of a US$1.2 million Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Support Facility.   This was one of the outcomes of the recently held Annual Board of Governors’ Meeting […]

Caribbean Region To Benefit From Launch Of PPP Support Facility


  PRESS RELEASE   Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):     Minister responsible for Education and UNESCO Honourable Shawn Richards has placed the onus of changing society’s attitude toward the care of the environment on the youth. This was noted at the launching ceremony of the UNESCO Youth Ambassadors for Climate Change, […]

Attitude Change On Environmental Issues Fostered By Youth Ambassadors



Secretary-General’s Message for 2015   This year, as the UN prepares to adopt a new post-2015 sustainable development agenda in September, World Water Day highlights the essential and interconnected role of water. We rely on water for public health and equitable progress, it is essential for food and energy security, […]

TODAY IS WORLD WATER DAY!


  THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD FOOD DAY 16 October 2014 Today, and every day, we eat thanks to the labours of family farmers. They run the vast majority of farms in the world. They preserve natural resources and agro-biodiversity. They are the cornerstone of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and […]

Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”


  PRESS RELEASE OECS Commission, Castries Saint Lucia 23/09/2014   School students in the Virgin Islands can expect an educational treat next week when the OECS Commission hosts its first ever climate change exhibition at the Central Administrative Complex in the Government Buildings – East Atrium, Road Town, Tortola.

OECS To Hold Climate Change Exhibition in Tortola, Virgin Islands