Anita Davis DeFoe

OECS partners with CTU to promote ICT-Development in Eastern Caribbean

Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General of the OECS Commission, with Nigel Cassimire, acting Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the OECS and the CTU in Tortola, BVI on September 30, 2015.
Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General of the OECS Commission, with Nigel Cassimire, acting Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the OECS and the CTU in Tortola, BVI on September 30, 2015.

TORTOLA, BVI – An agreement between the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) promises to deepen collaboration between the institutions in leveraging information and communications technology to support development in the sub-region.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Tortola, British Virgin Islands on September 30, representatives from both organizations expressed confidence that the formalization of their collaborative relationship would redound to the benefit of their member states.

“This agreement will allow us to converge our efforts and expertise and multiply the output of our shared objectives,” said Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General of the OECS Commission.

“The CTU has an unrivaled track record as an actioned-oriented organization and as the region’s premiere telecommunications body. We are looking forward to collaborating more closely with them to develop strategies and practical initiatives to promote the interest and advancement of OECS member states through the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT),” Jules added.

Nigel Cassimire, speaking on behalf of the CTU Secretary General, Bernadette Lewis stated “The CTU has a long history of supporting the sub-region in areas that include telecommunications policy formulation, spectrum management, internet exchange point proliferation, technical capacity building and public education on the development opportunities ICTs presents. We fully expect our work in the sub-region to be strengthened by this agreement.”

The OECS is an international treaty organisation whose membership comprises Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Martinique are associate members of the OECS.

The CTU is an inter-governmental organization, established by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads, with a mandate to facilitate development and the formulation of policies for the region’s information and communication technologies (ICT) sector. It has twenty regional state members, including all the OECS countries, as well as private sector and civil society members.

Women's Seminar Set for Cayman

catherine-tyson-photoOrganiser Catherine Tyson is hoping to “pamper” and “motivate” women through the “Me in My Life” seminar scheduled for 5-7 December at the South Sound Civic Centre in Grand Cayman.

Ms Tyson said the motivational seminar weekend is aimed at local women and women visiting Grand Cayman for the fifth annual Cayman Jazz Fest, which runs from 4 to 6 December.

She said the “special” weekend has an outstanding line-up of featured activities, which will give participants a much-needed break.

“We spend so much time taking care of everyone else. This weekend will be a time for women to refill their spiritual and emotional tanks so they can continue to care for those they love and remember the fabulous lady in the mirror,” she said.

Scheduled to make presen-tations during the main seminar sessions on Saturday, 6 December are author and speaker Nerissa Golden of Montserrat, who is releasing a Truly Caribbean Woman’s Guide to Good Love and The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth this December, and Ms Tyson herself, who is a trained counsellor and author of an upcoming book “I’m Somebody’s Mama”.

Also scheduled to attend and be on hand for questions is Dr Anita Davis DeFoe, an author and motivational speaker based in Florida, and who has authored several publications including “A Woman’s Guide to Soulful Living”. She recently penned her first fiction novel “Tropical Escapes”.

The speakers will make general presentations as well as chair round-table discussions on a variety of issues relating to women, relationships, health and family. Several other men and women from the Cayman community will be on panels and take questions during the afternoon forum on Saturday.

The cost of the seminar is US$125 and persons can download the registration form Reservations can also be made by contacting Catherine Tyson by email at

Yippee: It's a Boy and a Girl


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It might as well be twins. Delivering this third issue of Truly Woman felt like labor and I have to say I had a three great midwives who helped me get it out (or rather demanded, cajoled, and prayed that I give up the magazine pronto). They have been acknowledged in my opening letter in the November/December issue now available. Yippee!

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