FIM is a regional financial education campaign observed in the ECCU throughout October since 2002 and forms part of an ECCU financial education programme coordinated by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). It is a collaborative effort among the ECCU member governments, financial and academic institutions, the media, private and public sector institutions and community–based groups. Continue reading
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):
This is according to Patricia Aquing, Executive Director of the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) who was in the Federation as part of a two-member team assessing the preparations being made for the 6th Biennial Caribbean Environmental Forum (CEF) & Exhibition and the 16th Annual Wider Caribbean Waste Management Conference scheduled for May 21 to 25, 2012 at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. Continue reading
Three and a half years after the signing of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) the regional private sector has been urged to get on board, instead of passively standing on the sidelines.
The admonition has come from Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Ambassador Valeriano Diaz, who says it is perplexing to hear business persons lamenting that they do not know much about the EPA. Continue reading
25 November 2011Violence against women and girls takes many forms and is widespread throughout the globe. It includes rape, domestic violence, harassment at work, abuse in school, female genital mutilation and sexual violence in armed conflicts. It is predominantly inflicted by men. Whether in developing or developed countries, the pervasiveness of this violence should shock us all. Violence – and in many cases the mere threat of it – is one of the most significant barriers to women’s full equality. Continue reading
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 8TH 2011 (CUOPM)Caribbean governments have reiterated its long-standing solidarity with the people of Palestine hoping that recent developments in the Middle East will lead to a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the creation of lasting peace and stability in the Region. Continue reading