ILO announces winners of the 2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration
- Dec 18, 2018 - 8:28:13 AM
To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on 18th December the
International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced the four winners
of its 2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration.
received more than 250 entries from 72 countries. The competition’s
reviewing committee had the difficult task of creating a shortlist from
many outstanding submissions...
Seaborne, Cape Air to increase Flights To St. Croix
- Dec 16, 2018 - 8:38:59 PM
The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has embarked on a
marketing initiative with Seaborne Airlines and Cape Air to promote new
flights between San Juan and St. Croix, helping to meet the demand for
travel to the island this winter season.
On Seaborne Airlines,
the San Juan-St. Croix route will see an increase from two to three
daily flights beginning on December 20, 2018. Then, on January 8, 2019,
Seaborne will increase its frequency from three flights to six daily
Caribbean Tourism Organization Declares 2019 ‘The Year of Festivals’ in the Caribbean
- Dec 14, 2018 - 10:20:10 AM
On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation,
the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of
Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate
the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination.
Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that have become
an integral part of the Caribbean tourism calendar. Festivals help to
energize communities across the region, while giving visitors more
reasons to enjoy our destinations,” said Hugh Riley, Secretary General
Caribbean Angel Investor Ecosystem Raises Private Capital and Launches Regional Business Angel Network
- Dec 13, 2018 - 12:15:57 PM
“Driving Growth Through Private Investment,” was the focus of the
Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) hosting of the
2nd Caribbean Angel Investor Forum at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago. The Forum which was held November 29-30, gathered a
distinguished group of prominent policy makers, entrepreneurs, private
and angel investors.
Minister of Trade and Industry with the
Government of Trinidad and Tobago, Paula Gopee-Scoon in her opening
remarks underscored the challenges entrepreneurs face with the limited
options found within traditional banking systems which often require
collateral and venture capital to secure. “If our businesses are to
compete globally, the support of diverse investment modalities is
Global uranium supply can meet projected demand, NEA and IAEA say in new report
- Dec 13, 2018 - 9:38:31 AM
The world’s supply of uranium is more than adequate to meet projected
requirements for the foreseeable future, regardless of the role that
nuclear energy ultimately plays in meeting future electricity demand and
global climate objectives. However, significant investment and
technical expertise will be required to ensure these uranium resources
can be brought into production in a timely manner, including from mines
currently under care and maintenance...
New Ambassador of Panama Presents Credentials
- Dec 12, 2018 - 3:53:00 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Salvador Sánchez González, today presented his
credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.
the ceremony that took place at the Organization's headquarters in
Washington, DC, Ambassador Sánchez González said the defense of
democracy and the promotion of sustainable development will be two
central points of his work agenda. "Our commitment is to take the region
responsibly towards the thresholds of democratic development and
material development that our peoples demand," he said...
Airport Redevelopment Project Ready to Take Off
- Dec 12, 2018 - 3:00:50 PM
The People of Saint Lucia are finally set to see the Hewanorra
International Airport Redevelopment Project take off as the Government
of Saint Lucia continues to deliver on its promise to expand and improve
This project is essential to Saint Lucia’s
overall economic growth, especially as the island continues to expand
as a leader in leisure and business travel. Prime Minister and Minister
for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs...
ECADE urges the Eastern Caribbean to stand up for human rights
- Dec 11, 2018 - 12:48:43 PM
Seventy years later, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(UDHR) remains even more relevant than ever as we witness a rolling back
of rights around the world. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for
Diversity and Equality (ECADE), notes with distress, the continued lack
of progress towards achieving justice and equality for all in the
eastern Caribbean, as we join the world in observing Human Rights Day
2018 and the 70th anniversary of this historic document.
“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the EC
remain among the most vulnerable and at risk for marginalisation simply
for expressing their authentic selves,” says ECADE Executive Director
Preliminary Visit of OAS Electoral Observation Mission to El Salvador
- Dec 10, 2018 - 12:14:09 PM
The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization
of American States (OAS) for the presidential elections on February 3rd
in El Salvador, Uruguayan diplomat Juan Pablo Corlazzoli, today began a
preliminary visit to the country to learn about the progress made in
the organization of the elections...
International Conference Speaker Shares his Most memorable Speeches
- Dec 10, 2018 - 10:23:02 AM
Public speaking for me is one of the gifts from my Creator. In addition
to speaking successfully as an international conference speaker, I have
also been blessed with the gifts of writing and hosting my own
television and radio shows .
I have been honored to give 5,000
speeches and presentations in my 30 years as a much sought after
motivational speaker. So today, I thought I would share with you some of
my most memorable speeches and presentations.
1. In 1990 I was contracted by the Life Underwriters Association of The
Bahamas (LUAB) to be one of the speakers at their Annual Conference
being held in Ft. Lauderdale , Florida at the Embassy Suites Hotel. I
was extremely excited for this opportunity of being the first Bahamian
to address their international conference and additionally...
Mexico crowned Miss World 2018
- Dec 8, 2018 - 9:09:48 AM
Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico has been crowned the winner of the
68th Miss World final held in Sanya, China and now holds the coveted
title of Miss World 2018.
Vanessa was crowned on the world’s
biggest stage by her predecessor 2017 Miss World, Manushi Chhillar. The
Miss World Final attracts a global TV audience of one billion viewers
worldwide. When combined with its social media and website, Miss World
has reached more than two billion people in the run up to the final...
U.S. Embassy Donates Over $430,000 in Equipment and Gear to the RBPF
- Dec 7, 2018 - 12:08:19 PM
On December 6, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and Minister of
National Security The Honorable Marvin Dames participated in the
official handover ceremony of more than $430,000 in equipment and gear
to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) at the Police College. The
donation was made possible through the U.S. Department of State’s
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section. The
donation includes 293 ballistic vests, plates, uniforms; a high-powered
Leica Macroscope; Police College training equipment; and Safe boat
Maintenance Equipment to various units in the RBPF...
New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers
- Dec 6, 2018 - 9:39:24 AM
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 164 million
people are migrant workers – a rise of 9 per cent since 2013, when they
numbered 150 million.
According to the 2nd edition of the ILO’s
Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers , which covers the
period between 2013 and 2017, the majority of migrant workers – 96
million – are men, while 68 million are women...
Miss World 2018 to be crowned in China this Saturday
- Dec 5, 2018 - 3:26:45 PM
The 68th Miss World Final is to be held on Saturday 8 December 2018 at
the impressive Sanya City Arena, Lizhigou Road, Sanya, China.
This year 118 contestants from all over the world will compete for the coveted Miss World crown on the world’s biggest stage.
Chhillar of India, reigning Miss World said: “Being an ambassador for
Miss World and Beauty With A Purpose is a great honour. Not only do you
wear the badge of your country, bringing national pride and inspiring
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush
- Dec 4, 2018 - 10:59:24 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, December 5,
2018. President Trump has designated December 5th as a National Day of
Mourning for President George H.W. Bush, the forty-first President of
the United States.
Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Thursday, December 6th at 8:00 a.m.
any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S.
Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via
New Representative of Costa Rica to the OAS Presents Credentials to Secretary General Almagro
- Nov 29, 2018 - 5:43:41 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Costa Rica, Montserrat Solano
Carboni, today presented credentials to the Secretary General of the
Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro in a ceremony in
which she highlighted the importance of joint work between states to
ensure a better future for coming generations.
In her speech,
Ambassador Solano Carboni recalled that her country "is historically
committed to multilateralism and human rights and recognizes the value
of political dialogue and consultation as essential elements for the
peaceful resolution of conflicts." She added that the values promoted by
Tourism, Food Security Among High-potential Areas for Expanding UAE-Caribbean Cooperation
- Nov 29, 2018 - 2:51:54 PM
Tourism, food security, manufacturing, logistics, and renewable energy
have been identified as high-potential areas where companies in the UAE
and Caribbean region can expand economic cooperation, according to new
analysis from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
findings, released on sidelines of the first UAE-Caribbean Cooperation
Forum in Dubai, revealed that the value of non-oil trade between Dubai
and Caribbean countries totaled $273 million in 2017...
Medellín, Colombia to Host 49th OAS General Assembly
- Nov 28, 2018 - 3:07:31 PM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today
approved a resolution to hold the next General Assembly of the
Organization in Medellin, Colombia, on June 26, 27 and 28, 2019.
his presentation to the Council, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Colombia, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, highlighted the commitment of his
country to the renewal of Inter-American multilateralism and explained
that Colombia's offer is framed in "an act of faith in the
New Ambassador of Barbados to the OAS Presents Credentials
- Nov 28, 2018 - 1:24:39 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Barbados to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Noel Lynch, today presented his credentials to
the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.
Lynch said Barbados sees the OAS “as the premier multilateral
organization in the Americas working to promote dialogue and to
strengthen peace.” He pledged his country´s continuing commitment to
support “the programs and activities in the critical areas of democracy,