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Economic outlines and opportunities for innovation

Anguilla’s main economic activities are tourism, offshore banking, fishing and remittances from emigrants. General activity in the tourism sector initiated growth in the construction sector, contributing to economic development.

Anguilla has put substantial effort into further developing the offshore financial sector.

Key opportunities for innovation

Opportunities for innovation and green economy exist in all sectors including tourism, fisheries, agriculture, technology and education. In particular, education and STEM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) represent the backbone of innovation and economic development.

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Member state: United Kingdom
Surface (km2): 132
EEZ (km2): 92 178
Population (2011): 13 534
Capital: The Valley
Languages: English
GDP per capita (€ – 2012): 16 216
Main economic sectors: Tourism, Finance
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    Mrs Blondel Cluff CBE, Representative of the Government of Anguilla to the UK and EU and Special Adviser to the Chief Minister, attended Brussels on the 29th August, together with a delegation from her office in London of the Government. During the three-day visit, she met with Milan Jezic von Gesserneck, head of OCTA Innovations […]    Read More
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  • An Anguillan educational innovator in Finland – Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

    Njeri Richardson-Carty who started up Branches of Learning Inc., an innovative educational company in her native Anguilla, has just begun her Erasmus for Entrepreneurs (EYE) mentorship at the Council for Creative Education (CCE) in Tampere, Finland.Njeri is one of several of applicants from the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) to be recently accepted by the […]    Read More
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  • Anguilla: Women in construction

    The Department of Youth and Culture of Anguilla launched a public sensitisation campaign on the ‘Women in Construction Apprenticeship Programme”. The programme is funded through OCTA Innovation pilot projects and intends to establish an apprenticeship system for women ages 16 and over, which will facilitate the involvment of women in the construction industry. It will […]    Read More
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  • Innovation News

  • The Caribbean after Irma

    It is the cost of the region’s unimaginable natural beauty that, by the caprice of fate, there is the periodic risk of ruin. There is nothing to be said of this past week’s tragedies that has not yet been said, and our hearts go out to the people who died.What needs to be said is […]    Read More
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  • Regional Innovation Workshop in Sint Maarten, 5-7 October

    Caribbean regional workshop will take place 5-7 October 2015 at Sint Maarten. The main aim of the activity is to improve OCTs and OCTA’s capacities and ensure better exchange of experience and expertise in Innovation by gathering the IMs and other relevant stakeholders in regional workshops and a project conference, which would contribute to facilitate […]    Read More
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  • Joint Statement By UK Overseas Territories Leaders

    BVI, 27 July 2015 – Hamilton, Bermuda – July 24: We, the elected Leaders and or Representatives of the Overseas Territories, met on 23rd – 24th July 2015, to discuss issues of mutual interest and the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC), with UK Ministers to be held in December 2015 in London. The purpose […]    Read More
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  • Reports

  • Anguilla – Sustainable Tourism Master Plan

    The sustainable tourism master plan 2010 – 2020 for Anguilla, is carrying out an ambitious vision of the Anguilla tourism: ‘We are a premier Caribbean destination known for our world class beaches; pristine azure waters; top class resorts and restaurants; relaxed ambience; sense of place, peace and tranquility in a safe setting among a friendly […]    Read More
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  • Octa Innovation Website