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Tropical Storm Harvey brings heavy rain to Eastern Caribbean

August 18, 2017
Tropical Storm Harvey brings heavy rain to Eastern Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- On Friday morning, the centre of Tropical Storm Harvey was located between Barbados and the Windward Islands, bringing heavy rain and flooding to the area. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 8:00 am EDT, the centre of Tropical Storm Harvey...

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Harvey forms, warnings issued

August 18, 2017
MIAMI, USA -- A US Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft found that the tropical system moving into the Eastern Caribbean had become Tropical Storm Harvey on Thursday afternoon. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Martinique, Saint Lucia, Barbados and...

A new collection thrills the art scene in Martinique

August 9, 2017
A new collection thrills the art scene in Martinique FRANÇOIS, Martinique -- On Thursday, 3 August 2017, a new series of works by Llewellyn Xavier were unveiled at the prestigious art gallery at Fondation Clément in François, Martinique. Entitled Célébration to mark Xavier's 50th year as an artist and his first exhibition on French soil, the opening was...

Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean

August 7, 2017
Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami are monitoring two tropical weather systems that are currently threatening the Caribbean. Showers and thunderstorms are showing some signs of organization in association with a strong tropical wave located over the...

Parliamentary elections in the French West Indies: Independent candidates worry traditional parties

June 6, 2017
Parliamentary elections in the French West Indies: Independent candidates worry traditional parties FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique -- When voters in the French West Indies go to the polls on Saturday to elect their deputies during the first round of the French legislative elections, the traditional parties are worried that independent candidates may make a breakthrough with voters tired of...

Norwegian improves its JFK nonstop air service to Martinique

June 1, 2017
Norwegian improves its JFK nonstop air service to Martinique NEW YORK, USA -- Following a successful 2016/2017 winter season, Norwegian – named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the past four consecutive years – will increase its seasonal air service to Martinique from three to four nonstop flights out of JFK to Fort-de-France starting October 29, 2017.

OECS trade mission holds consultations in member states

May 10, 2017
OECS trade mission holds consultations in member states CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Intra-regional and international trade potential has been strengthened following a recent Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) trade mission held in St Lucia, Martinique and Dominica from April 24-28, 2017. Minister of agriculture for St Vincent and the Grenadines...

Martinique Cyclotron: Caribbean cooperation for the treatment of cancer

May 5, 2017
Martinique Cyclotron: Caribbean cooperation for the treatment of cancer FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique -- The second steering committee of the Cyclotron of Martinique (FWI) met on Thursday at the invitation of the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique. On this occasion, representatives of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Antigua and Curacao...

Horse racing continues to thrive in the Caribbean

April 7, 2017
Horse racing continues to thrive in the Caribbean Horse racing has a rich history in the Caribbean: the sport takes place not just on the English-speaking islands of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, but also in Dominican Republic, Martinique and Puerto Rico. The most prestigious and popular race in the Caribbean is the Clasico...

Martinique welcomes the third edition of Martinique Surf Pro

March 17, 2017
Martinique welcomes the third edition of Martinique Surf Pro BASSE-POINTE, Martinique -- The world-class surf competition Martinique Surf Pro will be hosted for the third time in Martinique from April 1 to 8, 2017. This World Surf League (WSL) Qualification Series event will take place in the town of Basse-Pointe located on the North Atlantic coast.

Letter: Trying to trace Dave Evans of Martinique and the UK

February 4, 2017
Letter: Trying to trace Dave Evans of Martinique and the UK I am trying to trace Dave Evans who was born in Martinique but later lived in the UK, probably the Preston area; he will be about 67 years of age now. This is because next year it will be 50 years since he and another 33 of us joined the Royal Marines with 867 Squad and we are organizing...

EU to boost CARIBBEAN competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships

December 12, 2016
EU to boost CARIBBEAN competitiveness by strengthening regional partnerships BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe -- The INTERREG V Caribbean, a multimillion dollar EU-funded program to strengthen regional partnerships, will be officially launched in Saint Lucia on Wednesday. In addition to boosting the economic competitiveness of the region's countries...

INTERREG Caraibes launches first call for expressions of interest

November 10, 2016
INTERREG Caraibes launches first call for expressions of interest POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- Projects carriers (private operators, associations, public institutions such as universities, research centers, local authorities) are invited to submit their pre-project expressions of interest to INTERREG Caraïbes before November 18, 2016. Led by the Guadeloupe...

Tropical Storm Matthew forms, moves into eastern Caribbean Sea

September 29, 2016
Tropical Storm Matthew forms, moves into eastern Caribbean Sea MIAMI, USA -- As expected, Tropical Storm Matthew formed early Wednesday as the system moved through the Windward Islands into the eastern Caribbean, bringing heavy rains and high winds and forcing the closure of government offices and schools in several islands.

OECS Authority convenes for the first time using video conferencing technology

July 19, 2016
OECS Authority convenes for the first time using video conferencing technology CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The 63rd meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority was convened on the July 14, 2016, at the OECS Commission using video conferencing technology for the first time. The Authority welcomed Dr Timothy Harris, prime minister...

Martinique hosts transport and logistics trade fair

May 28, 2016
Martinique hosts transport and logistics trade fair FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique -- The Caribbean Fair Transport and Logistics (SCTL) trade fair, which was held in Martinique from 11 to 13 May 2016, was a great success for a large audience of professionals, teachers and students. Arrangements have already been made for the second...

OECS director general meets with Martinique executive council president

May 18, 2016
OECS director general meets with Martinique executive council president FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique -- On Friday May 13, 2016, the director general of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Dr Didacus Jules, met with the president of the Executive Council of Martinique, Alfred Marie-Jeanne, at the offices of the Collectivité de Martinique.

Martinique formally accedes to OECS associate membership

April 13, 2016
Martinique formally accedes to OECS associate membership CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Philippe Seigneurin, deputy head of mission at the French embassy officially presented the formal instruments approving the admission of Martinique to associate membership of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to the director general of the...

Martinique welcomes worldwide sport competitions

March 23, 2016
Martinique welcomes worldwide sport competitions NEW YORK, USA -- Martinique, the Caribbean island with French flair, the Island of Flowers and the Rum Capital of the world is well known for its enchanting sceneries, its strong heritage, delightful gastronomy and much more. Recently, the Island has become a desirable location for...

Norwegian to resume service to Martinique

March 2, 2016
Norwegian to resume service to Martinique FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique -- Low-cost, long-haul airline Norwegian will resume its seasonal winter service to the French Caribbean following a successful first winter season.  Nonstop service from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Logan International...

US issues travel alert over zika virus in Caribbean

January 18, 2016
US issues travel alert over zika virus in Caribbean ATLANTA, USA -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday issued a travel warning for the Caribbean region where infection with zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The CDC also cautioned pregnant women not to travel to those areas as zika has been linked...

State of emergency extended to French Caribbean territories after Paris attack

November 20, 2015
State of emergency extended to French Caribbean territories after Paris attack BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The state of emergency declared by France following the terrorist attacks in Paris has been extended to the French Caribbean territories of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, St Martin and St Barths. The state of emergency was declared last weekend...

European Cooperation Days celebrated in the Caribbean

November 5, 2015
European Cooperation Days celebrated in the Caribbean POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe -- Since 2012, European Cooperation Days have been celebrated across all of Europe. The objective of this event is to make known and promote the territorial cooperation projects supported by European structural funding. For the 2015 edition from November 4 to 7...

JetBlue and Seaborne Airlines launch codeshare agreement throughout the Caribbean

October 22, 2015
JetBlue and Seaborne Airlines launch codeshare agreement throughout the Caribbean NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue and Seaborne Airlines on Wednesday began selling flights under a codeshare agreement that will offer customers increased travel options and new destinations throughout the Caribbean. Connections will be made via San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.

St Kitts-Nevis pledges EC$1mn to Dominica as relief efforts accelerate

September 1, 2015
St Kitts-Nevis pledges EC$1mn to Dominica as relief efforts accelerate BASSETERRE, St Kitts-- St Kitts and Nevis has allocated an EC$1 million (US$370,370) humanitarian relief package to assist Dominica in its recovery from damages suffered by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. This announcement was made by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.

Martinique to host first female entrepreneurship awards in the Caribbean

July 24, 2015
Martinique to host first female entrepreneurship awards in the Caribbean FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique -- The ceremony for the first awards for female entrepreneurship and cooperation in the Caribbean, presented by the Guardian Group and Martinique Pionnières, will take place in December 2015 in Martinique. The Pioneers network, present in 15 regions in Europe, Africa...

OECS tourism ministers explore ways of increasing region's competitiveness

July 10, 2015
OECS tourism ministers explore ways of increasing region's competitiveness ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- How to remain competitive in the global tourism industry was the context of discussions during the second meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers of Tourism held in Grenada on Thursday. Tourism ministers from member states...

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