UWP Conference of Delegates 2018
- Nov 13, 2018 - 1:39:47 PM
The United Workers Party held its 2018 Conference of Delegates in Vieux
Fort on Sunday November 11, 2018, to a packed hall of over 300 delegates
with all seventeen constituencies fully represented. All executive
positions were up for nomination, the majority of which went unopposed.
Political Leader and deputy Political Leaders were unopposed and
re-elected as there was a strong vote of confidence in the Party’s
The MESECVI participates in a European/LatinAmerican meeting on femicide in Brussels
- Nov 9, 2018 - 9:03:17 PM
Representatives of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará
Convention (MESECVI) participated in the 10th Conference on
Femicide/Feminicide. Not One Woman Less!: Strengthening EU-CELAC
Cooperation in the Struggle Against Feminicide/Femicide, and in the
workshop “Towards a gender approach for media treatment of VAW and
femicide/feminicide: challenges and opportunities for cooperation
between the European Union and Latin America,” that took place on
November 8th and 9th, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium...
OAS and UNHCR Present Report on the Rights of Migrants and Refugees in Mexico and Central America
- Nov 8, 2018 - 6:35:55 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today presented the first
report of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Report
(MIRPS), which aims to defend the rights of migrants and refugees who
live or cross the territories of Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala,
Honduras, Mexico and Panama, and announced the creation of the Joint
OAS-UNHCR Coordination Unit to analyze the progress of this initiative...
Bahamian Female Politician selected to participate in U.S. State Department Exchange Focused on the U.S. Electoral Process
- Nov 8, 2018 - 12:46:16 PM
U.S. Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce that Mrs. Arinthia S.
Komolafe has been selected to participate in the U.S. State Department’s
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on the U.S.
Electoral Process. Mrs. Komolafe joins other political leaders from
across the globe in the opportunity to observe the U.S. mid-term
elections. During the program, participants will be exposed to U.S. laws
and institutions involved in the electoral process, political party
campaign organizations, election monitoring and understand the
development of democracy and civic education. During the exchange, Mrs.
Komolafe will visit Washington, DC; Phoenix, Arizona; and Seattle,
Panel to discuss whether ganja and medicinal herbs offer the Caribbean a new path to wellness
- Oct 29, 2018 - 10:47:31 AM
Bryanna Hylton, the Westwood High School, Jamaica student who won
this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Tourism Youth Congress,
will join the CTO’s programme of activities for Caribbean Tourism Month
(CTM) which is observed during the month of November.
17-year-old Hylton will join an online panel for the Thursday, 1
November launch of the month of activities linked to the year of
rejuvenation and wellness...
ECLAC and ILO stress importance of moving toward a more sustainable development model to create new job opportunities
- Oct 23, 2018 - 1:35:32 AM
Latin America and the Caribbean is the most biodiverse region in the
world, but it is losing its natural wealth due to the environmental harm
being caused by the current development pattern. That is why there is a
pressing need to transition toward a more sustainable model, both from
an environmental and labor point of view, which would enable access to
new opportunities and improvements in employment, ECLAC and the ILO
indicate in a new joint publication.
In the 19th edition of
Employment situation in Latin America and the Caribbean (October 2018),
the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and
the International Labour Organization (ILO) address how urgently needed
OAS General Secretariat and Honduras Hold Working Meeting
- Oct 18, 2018 - 10:39:23 PM
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, received on Wednesday, October 17 Luiz Antonio Marrey,
Spokesperson of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and
Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), who delivered the fifth semi-annual
report of the Mission.
Moreover, the Secretary General, the
Spokesperson of the MACCIH-OAS and officials of the Secretariat for
Strengthening Democracy of the GS/OAS today held a working meeting with
various authorities of the Honduran Government...
OAS and ProFuturo Foundation to Bring Digital Education to 23,000 Students in the Caribbean
- Oct 17, 2018 - 9:53:40 AM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the ProFuturo Foundation
signed an agreement today to promote digital education in a hundred
schools in five member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM):
The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana and Jamaica.
will be carried out through the Educational Portal of the Americas of
the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) and the
Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the OAS, and its
platform will reach 1,132 teachers and 23,026 students...
International and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights meet in Colorado
- Oct 15, 2018 - 8:20:42 AM
The President of the Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to
the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and
Eradication of Violence Against Women “Belém do Pará Convention”
(MESECVI), Sylvia Mesa, met with representatives of the platform of
international and regional mechanisms on violence against women and
women’s rights in Boulder, Colorado on October 2nd, 2018. In this
meeting, the experts updated each other on the major developments and
work since the launch of the platform in March 2018 in New York...
Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States
- Oct 14, 2018 - 9:18:59 PM
A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in
Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a
recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean
Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).
At the 8th Special Meeting
of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October
2018, during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the ministers approved
the protocol to the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP)...
OAS Permanent Council Commemorated the "Encounter of Two Worlds"
- Oct 12, 2018 - 11:22:47 AM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) met
today to commemorate the "Encounter of Two Worlds" and to highlight the
interpretations, impact and heritage of this historic date.
the meeting, the Chair of the Permanent Council and Representative of
Ecuador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Játiva, affirmed that the date of
October 12 "invites us to reflect on the meaning of interculturality
from the perspective of an America that recognizes the value of its
Saint Lucia extends condolences to Haiti following 5.9-magnitude Earthquake
- Oct 8, 2018 - 1:15:33 PM
In the wake of the reported 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti
on the evening of Saturday 6th October 2018, the Government of Saint
Lucia has expressed condolences to the Government and People of Haiti.
has been reported that at least 12 people have died and over 200 were
injured in the earthquake and at least one aftershock that rocked the
northern part of the island...
Commonwealth finance ministers explore new strategies to manage disaster risk
- Oct 8, 2018 - 1:10:22 PM
Finance ministers from the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth will
meet in the margins of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World
Bank annual meetings this week in Bali, Indonesia, to discuss financing
solutions to help counter the risk of natural disasters in their
Under the theme ‘Enhancing national capacity to reduce
disaster risk’, the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting will
consider Commonwealth proposals including an online portal to simplify
access to disaster finance and placing long-term advisors in member
countries to develop funding applications for disaster risk management...
Consular Annex Hosts Reception For Minister Lloyd
- Oct 6, 2018 - 3:28:41 PM
The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Bahamas Minister of Education, urged Bahamian
students who attended a reception held in his honour at the Bahamas
Embassy Consular Annex, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., on Friday night,
October 5, to study hard and after graduation return home to help build
Mr. Lloyd, who earlier in the week participated in
the regular meeting of Inter-American Council for Integral Development
(CIDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS)...
Invest in our Youth Today. Create a Better Tomorrow
- Oct 5, 2018 - 5:33:20 PM
The Caribbean is a youthful region, with over 60% of the population
under the age of 30 years. The inclusion of youth is central to
region’s economic development and as such the Caribbean Export
Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European
Union are supporting 8 youth owned agro-processing businesses from
across the CARIFORUM to participate in the Caribbean Week of
Agriculture’s Market Place...
Caribbean Cure SIAL, Paris
- Oct 4, 2018 - 5:43:25 AM
For generations, Caribbean grandmothers have steeped and brewed
indigenous herbs, roots and even bush, convinced of their ability to
cure just about any ailment. When two young entrepreneurs in the
twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago decided to pay homage to
this tradition, not even in their wildest dreams did they imagine that
their earthy concoctions would be dubbed among the world’s most
American Cancer Society highlights FMU Bahamian students’ ‘Not on My Campus’ awareness campaign
- Oct 2, 2018 - 2:28:32 PM
A recent public health study projects more than 1 million college
students will die prematurely from cigarette smoking. When it comes to
tobacco use, Florida Memorial University (FMU) undergraduates are
declaring: “Not on My Campus!” Three FMU students, Raven Hanna, Kyla
Harvey, and Hannique Roberts, are all from the Bahamas. They earned
recognition as American Cancer Society (ACS) Tobacco Free Generation
Campus Initiative (TFGCI) Scholars and were collectively awarded $2000.
The scholastic trio will lead on-going efforts to promote and support
the university’s smoke-free policy...
Bahamas Prime Minister's feature address - SOTIC Update Day 2
- Oct 2, 2018 - 12:41:26 PM
The Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis delivered the feature
address at tonight’s opening of the State of the Tourism Industry
Conference (SOTIC) at Atlantis Paradise Island. The following is a
transcript of his speech.
Feature Address Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister Commonwealth of the Bahamas Opening Ceremony State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC)Grand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island Tuesday, October 2, 2018 7:00pm...
Saint Lucia Voted Chair Of The Caribbean Tourism Organization
- Oct 2, 2018 - 11:44:17 AM
Saint Lucia has been voted in as chair of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO), with the election today of its Minister of Tourism
Dominic Fedee, ending the two-year term of the Bahamas, which ascended
to the position in Barbados in 2016.
election took place late this evening at the Atlantis, Paradise Island
resort where the CTO held its annual general meeting ahead of the
official opening of the State of the Tourism Industry Conference
Technical experts discuss updated plan for Eastern Caribbean flyingfish fishery
- Oct 1, 2018 - 10:35:14 AM
The state of the Eastern Caribbean flyingfish, as well as an updated
plan to improve the management of this valuable resource shared across
many Eastern Caribbean States, will be discussed at a two-day meeting
being convened in Barbados today, Monday, 1 October 2018.
discussions will take place in the context of the Special Meeting of the
Joint Working Group on Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean, constituted
by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Western
Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) of the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO). Chief Fisheries Officers, as well as
representatives of fisherfolk organizations...