Training of 16 Diabetic Retinopathy Screeners from Dominica, Jamaica and St Lucia completed

In keeping with its purpose “to prevent blindness and visual impairment”, Caribbean Council for the Blind (CCB) in collaboration with The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and Sight Savers International completed the training of 16 Diabetic Retinopathy Screeners from: Dominica, Jamaica and St. Lucia. Each batch was trained over a period of 40 contact hours. Screeners from Jamaica were trained at the Eye Department, Mandeville Regional Hospital  

Caribbean Diabetic Retinopathy Programme To Start With Six Countries

St. John’s, Antigua, April 13, 2014 : Six countries from the Commonwealth Caribbean have been selected to participate in the Caribbean Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevention, Screening, Referral and Treatment Programme. Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Council for the Blind (CCB/Eye Care Caribbean), Arvel Grant, says the countries that will be participating are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica and St. Lucia. “The next step in the process is the development of a regional proposal based on national consultations with interested countries. Any of the six countries unable or unwilling to contribute to the development of a good enough (basic) national proposal, may be excluded from the …

Highlights from Vision 2020 Conference

In December 2012, Representatives for the Caribbean (and beyond) met in Georgetown, Guyana for the Annual Meeting of Vision 2020 Committees. The Caribbean Council for the Blind presents highlights from that event. {youtube}gMG_ru1Wna4{/youtube} 

Celebrating Our Children

Over the past 45 years, The Caribbean Council for the Blind, has empowered and enriched the lives of thousands across our Caribbean Community and beyond. In celebration of Child Month, we introduced you to some very special children from across the region. We invite you to enjoy highlights of their very special stories. {youtube}xjGY_Hmv1ks{/youtube}

President’s address at the BGM

President of the Caribbean Council for the Blind and the Foundation for Eye Care in the Caribbean ( CCB/Eye Care Caribbean) delivered her address at the Biennial and 44th Anniversary General Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago on July 30th, 2011.

It Was Too Late…

Casper Fredrick closed his eyes as he concentrated on his latest project – that of making a rug from scraps of fabric. Although he could not see the colours, his rugged hands, hardened by years of toil, undertook the delicate task of rug making. He took a break from his desk, reached for his cane and carefully made his way to the other end of the room where he told us his story. Casper was born in the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda fifty-nine (59) years ago, his lifestyle today is a far cry away from what it …

CCB Youth Leadership Development Workshop

  REGIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPUniversity of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus,BarbadosJuly 26th-July 29th. 2010 The Regional Youth Leadership Development Workshop organized by the Caribbean Council for the Blind (CCB) and Eye Care Caribbean with the kind sponsorship of the Perkins International IDP Programs was held for the purpose of empowering youths with visual impairments to assume leadership roles in Organizations of/for the Blind across the Caribbean. The objective decided at the outset was to enhance the leadership capacity of young persons with visual disability in the Caribbean Region, in preparation for their assumption of future leadership roles.