Morocco & Saint Lucia to deepen cooperation on agriculture, tourism and exchange of expertise
- Nov 18, 2017 - 10:53:45 PM
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Chairman and Prime
Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet, met with Morocco’s
Prime Minister, Honourable Saad-Eddine El Othmani, on November 11th 2017
to discuss deepening diplomatic and economic relations with Saint Lucia
and the OECS.
The two leaders spoke of the establishment of an
OECS Embassy and the signing of financial treaties. Investment in the
Caribbean was also high on the agenda, with special attention paid to
Agriculture, Agro-processing, Tourism and the exchange of expertise.
H.E. Sidney Collie accredited as Bahamas Permanent Representative to the OAS
- Nov 17, 2017 - 9:38:18 PM
On Wednesday, 15th November, 2017, appointed Permanent Representative of
The Bahamas to the Organization of American States(OAS), Mr. Sidney
Collie, presented credentials accrediting him to the OAS to its
Secretary General, H.E. Luis Almagro.
During his remarks
Permanent Representative Collie acknowledged he was “humbled by the
confidence reposed in [him] by the Prime Minister the Honourable Hubert
A. Minnis and the Government of The Bahamas”...
H.E. Sidney Collie presents copie d’usage of letters of credence to U.S. Department Of State
- Nov 17, 2017 - 7:25:22 PM
H.E. Sidney Collie, Appointed Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United
States of America, presented the copie d’usage of Letters of Credence to
Cam Henderson, Deputy Chief of Protocol, during a meeting held at the
United States Department of State, on Monday, 13th November, 2017.
presentation of the copie d’usage precedes the presentation of
Ambassador Collie’s official credentials to U.S. President Donald Trump,
which is expected to take place in late November, 2017...
Brown presents copy of novel to Ambassador Collie
- Nov 17, 2017 - 6:49:51 PM
Mr. Oswald T. Brown, former Press, Cultural Affairs and Information
Manager with The Bahamas Embassy in Washington, D.C., and his wife Mrs.
Elisabeth Ann Brown paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Sidney
Collie, the new Bahamas Ambassador to the United States and Permanent
Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), on Friday,
November 17, 2017, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts
Avenue, N.W. Mr. Brown (left) used the occasion to present Ambassador
Collie with a copy of his recently published novel WOES OF LIFE...
Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott to participate in panel on illegal data hack at 6th Annual OffshoreAlert Europe Conference in London on Tuesday
- Nov 13, 2017 - 11:43:01 PM
On Tuesday, November 14, Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, is scheduled
to speak at the at the 6th Annual OffshoreAlert Europe Conference in
London as part of a panel about the recent illegal data hack and leak of
personal financial information.
“This is a critical time to be
reaffirming our case that Cayman is a transparent, cooperative
jurisdiction, which meets or exceeds the full range of globally-accepted
standards for transparency and cross-border information-sharing with
law enforcement and tax authorities,” said Scott...
Three heads of Government to discuss infrastructure investment needs at the Caribbean Infrastructure Forum
- Nov 13, 2017 - 4:17:53 PM
New York, NY - Across the Caribbean, the need for
substantial investment in infrastructure is increasingly urgent,
particularly in the wake of the devastation of
Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Reflecting that need, and for a central forum
to bring the market together, IJGlobal, the infrastructure division of
the Euromoney Group, and New Energy Events will host the 2nd annual
Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from
Baleària Caribbean increases its weekly services between Fort Lauderdale and Grand Bahama to six
- Nov 8, 2017 - 9:41:32 AM
The shipping line Baleària Caribbean is adding a new weekly service
starting next Monday, November 13th, between the island of Grand Bahama
and Fort Lauderdale, which operates the fast ferry Jaume I. From then
on, the company will offer the route daily except Wednesdays in order to
provide its customers with more options.
This increase in
services coincides with the launch of a special 50% discount on trips
taken Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the months of November and
New law and climate change toolkit unveiled at COP23
- Nov 7, 2017 - 10:51:26 AM
A new online resource that supports climate change law-making is to be unveiled at COP23 in Bonn this week.
Law and Climate Change Toolkit is aimed at government policy makers
responsible for developing laws that help implement the Paris Agreement.
Three organisations have collaborated on the project, namely the
Commonwealth Secretariat’s Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform...
Cayman Finance responds to sensational reports exploiting illegal data hack
- Nov 6, 2017 - 7:46:20 PM
Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, issued the following statement in
response to reports of an illegal data theft involving the financial
information of tens of thousands of people and businesses:
other international financial centres, the Cayman Islands has had to
get used to unfair and inaccurate reporting about our role in the global
financial marketplace. However, we will not tolerate unfair attacks
against our Queen, Elizabeth II, who maintains normal and legal
investments in Cayman, a British Overseas Territory, a compliant and
transparent jurisdiction that is part of her Dominion...
Caribbean Tourism Organization on Caribbean Tourism Month
- Nov 2, 2017 - 2:48:55 PM
This year can be described as a tale of two situations for Caribbean
tourism. During the first half of this year the region performed at new
record pace, welcoming 16.6 million international tourist arrivals at a
healthy growth rate of 5.2 percent, when compared to the same period
However, hurricanes Irma and Maria have dented this
growth, with the revised forecast for 2017 now at one to two per cent,
down from 2.5 to 3.5 percent...
Miss World Bahamas in “Head to Head” Challenge
- Nov 1, 2017 - 11:15:32 PM
Miss World Bahamas Geena Thompson is in the midst of an international
battle to capture a spot in the Miss World semifinals and she is calling
on Bahamians everywhere to support her with their votes. Geena is in
China competing for the Miss World title, where for just under 2 weeks
she and her fellow competitors have been touring the country and
partaking in preliminary competitions. The 24-hour “head to head”
challenge is the newest Miss World prelim which pits six countries
against each other for one coveted spot. A video of the head to head
challenge in which Geena appears can be found at enclosed link...
The vote officially closes on Thursday, November 2 at 1:30 p.m...
American Airlines proudly celebrates 30 years of service to the Bahamas
- Nov 1, 2017 - 8:35:31 PM
Today American Airlines celebrates its 30th anniversary of service to
the Bahamas. American began service to Nassau (NAS) on Nov. 1, 1987 with
a flight operated by Piedmont Airlines from Charlotte and currently
offers more than 90 weekly flights from Miami (MIA), Charlotte (CLT) and
Philadelphia (PHL) as well as seasonal service from Washington, D.C.
(DCA) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). The airline has more than 130 team
members based in the country...
OPM Communications St. Lucia: Concessions on christmas barrels to start earlier
- Nov 1, 2017 - 4:26:19 PM
n October 24th 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers approved the granting of
concessions on barrels imported for the period 15th November 2017 to
31st January 2018.
The concessions and conditions include:
100% Waiver of Import Duty on personal items, food, clothing, toys and
other household consumables, contained in barrels imported between 15th
November, 2017 and 31st January, 2018. Electronic items are explicitly
Secretary-General: ‘Let us not forget hurricane victims in the Caribbean’
- Oct 31, 2017 - 11:21:35 AM
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is urging the international
community to keep devastated islands in the Caribbean high on its agenda
as she heads to Antigua and Barbuda today.
“It has been two
months since Hurricane Irma, one of the most catastrophic hurricanes on
record left Barbuda and nearby islands in ruins. And on its heels
Hurricane Maria fell with unbridled rage on Dominica, a nation still
reeling from the impact of devastating Storm Erika that washed away 95
per cent of its GDP in 2015. Today the headlines have moved on...
CARICOM and Mexico make declaration on new areas of focus and projects
- Oct 26, 2017 - 2:00:55 PM
CARICOM Heads of Government and Ministers of Foreign Affairs gathered in
Belize on 25th October 2017 for the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit. The
Summit was co-chaired by CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Keith
Mitchell of Grenada, and the President of Mexico, His Excellency Enrique
The Summit explored a number of avenues to
strengthen relations between CARICOM and Mexico through dialogue and
The Wave 94.5 & 93.7 fm continues to raise awarness of cancer in men
- Oct 26, 2017 - 1:15:49 PM
October is recognized worldwide as Breast Cancer Awareness month and the
Wave Radio Station (94.5 & 93.7 fm) is continuing its pledge in
support of Cancer awareness. As the official radio sponsor of the
successful annual Yoplait Walk Against Cancer since 2008, the Wave again
this year is focusing on a specific type of Cancer, a less talked about
condition, Cancer in Men.
To help raise awareness of the deadly
disease in men, the Wave in 2014, launched an event for the first time
ever in St. Lucia, dubbed Men in Heels (Dash for Cash). The event takes
the form of an ‘obstacle course’ where participating men race to the
finish line, by completing the entire obstacle course which requires
stamina, strength, endurance and the ability to do it all with a pair of
heels strapped on...
Ryan Knowles of H.G. Christie Ltd. awarded prestigious luxury specialist designation by Christie’s International Real Estate
- Oct 26, 2017 - 11:00:57 AM
Christie’s International Real Estate, the world leader in luxury real
estate, convened more than 200 top sales associates from brokerages
across its network for the 2017 Luxury Specialist Conference. The event
was held September 26-28 at San Diego’s historic grande dame of seaside
resorts, the Hotel del Coronado. The conference offered agents the
latest insights into today’s ever-evolving and highly competitive luxury
sector, and each was designated as a “Christie’s International Real
Estate Luxury Specialist” by Christie’s Education...
Caribbean States improve ability to prosecute fisheries cases
- Oct 25, 2017 - 4:23:18 PM
Twenty border control officers from six Member States of the Caribbean
Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) completed a three-week training
course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction, organized by the
Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in collaboration with the
CRFM Secretariat, the Government of Barbados and the British Royal
Navy’s Fisheries Protection Squadron.
The training, held at the
Coast Guard Base of the Barbados Defense Force: HMBS Pelican, brought
together officers of the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force Coast Guard,
Barbados Coast Guard, Royal Barbados Police Force Marine Unit...
Catastrophic hurricanes Irma and Maria underscore need to press ahead with risk insurance for fishers, CRFM says
- Oct 21, 2017 - 7:27:18 PM
Several Caribbean countries have been recently devastated by two
catastrophic hurricanes, Irma and Maria, underscoring the need for
Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) to
press forward with risk insurance for the fisheries sector—being
developed by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility
Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC, formerly known as the CCRIF) in
collaboration with the World Bank. This initiative to develop risk
insurance for the fisheries sector in CARICOM States is supported by the
United States government under the Caribbean Ocean and Aquaculture
Sustainability Facility (COAST)...