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UWP Congratulates Barbados Labour Party - May 25, 2018 - 1:43:30 PM
The United Workers Party extends congratulations to Mia Amor Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party on their historic and landslide win at the polls in Barbados yesterday.

This unprecedented clean-sweep of 30-0 at the polls is a clear indication of the unequivocal support for the BLP’s commitment to serve the people of Barbados according to the best principles of transparent governance, and to build a better life for all...
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Saint Lucia Government Congratulates Barbados’ First Female Prime Minister and BLP - May 25, 2018 - 10:09:58 AM

As Barbados ushers in a new Government, overwhelmingly backed by the people, the Government of Saint Lucia congratulates the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on its landslide victory. The party’s leader, Mia Mottley, is expected to be sworn in as Barbados’ eighth and first female Prime Minister.  According to reports from the Electoral and Boundaries Commission in Barbados the BLP won all 30 constituencies...
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CRFM and FAO launch Pacific-Caribbean Nearshore FAD Fisher Exchange - May 23, 2018 - 11:23:16 AM
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The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands (FAO SAP) in Samoa are collaborating to host the Pacific-Caribbean Nearshore FAD Fisher Exchange – a 12-day study tour in three Caribbean countries.

Stakeholders from four Pacific territories – Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga and Samoa – arrived in Barbados this weekend for the first leg of the tour, organized to facilitate the sharing of experiences among stakeholders from the Pacific and Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Message from OAS Secretary General on Elections in Venezuela - May 21, 2018 - 7:58:09 PM

Yesterday was an infamous day for democracy in the Americas. Faced with the strength of democracy in the regional consciousness, the dictator Maduro tried – without success – to give a democratic veneer to his totalitarian regime.

And that is impossible. Totalitarianism and democracy cannot coexist. The elections of yesterday in Venezuela were an exercise without the minimum guarantees for the people....
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Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth; observers invited to July elections - May 21, 2018 - 9:34:42 AM
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Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a letter dated 15 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The Secretary-General was delighted to receive the letter.  “I whole-heartedly echo the sentiments of Heads of Government who have said twice, in 2009 and subsequently in 2011, that they very much look forward to Zimbabwe’s return when the conditions are right. Zimbabwe’s eventual return to the Commonwealth...
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St. Lucia Prime Minister expresses sorrow over Cuba plane crash - May 19, 2018 - 1:36:14 PM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has reached out to the Government of Cuba following the deadly plane crash in Havana on Friday that claimed the lives of over 100 people.

The Prime Minister spoke to Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Saint Lucia, His Excellency Jorge Francisco Soberon Luis, and expressed deepest sympathies on behalf of the Government and the People of Saint Lucia...
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Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to hold 12th Meeting - May 17, 2018 - 7:45:21 AM

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Caribbean Fisheries Ministers from  Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to consider management plans for two vital fisheries, a protocol on small-scale fisheries and a policy on gender equality mainstreaming at their 12th Meeting, scheduled for Friday, 18 May 2018 in Montserrat.

At the upcoming meeting, Hon. David Osborne, Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment in Montserrat, will assume chairmanship of the CRFM Ministerial Council from Hon. Noel Holder, Minister of Agriculture in Guyana.
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IAEA to Host 6th Review Meeting of the Joint Convention - May 17, 2018 - 7:29:16 AM

Some 850 delegates from more than 60 Contracting Parties will take part in the Sixth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management at the IAEA’s Vienna headquarters from 21 May to 1 June.

Bismark Tyobeka, President of the Sixth Review Meeting and Chief Executive Officer of the National Nuclear Regulator of South Africa, will open the proceedings and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will address the opening plenary session...
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OAS to Sponsor the Latin American Prize for Investigative Journalism - May 16, 2018 - 10:49:47 AM

The Organization of American States (OAS) will sponsor the prestigious Latin American Journalism Research Award, organized by the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) and Transparency International (TI) since 2002.

This according to an agreement between the General Secretariat of the hemispheric institution and these two civil society organizations...
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Health City Cayman Islands and Dr. Devi Shetty win World Health Care Congress Awards - May 16, 2018 - 7:30:45 AM

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Health City Cayman Islands and its founder, Dr. Devi Shetty, won a total of three prestigious awards at America's largest health care conference meeting in the U.S. capitol last month.

A panel of international medical care luminaries, assembled by the World Health Care Congress at the 2018 Health Value Awards, presented two of its major honors to Dr. Devi Shetty, founder of Health City Cayman Islands and chairman of Narayana Health. A third award was given to Health City Cayman Islands itself.

Dr. Shetty, an internationally recognized cardiac surgeon and entrepreneur, won a gold prize in the Lifetime Achievement awards for Clinical Care...
News : International
IAEA Completes 3-Year Project to Modernize Safeguards IT System - May 16, 2018 - 7:23:04 AM

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has completed a three-year project to revamp its Safeguards information technology system to be more effective in its work to ensure the peaceful uses of nuclear technology...
News : International
Ambassador Collie emphasizes importance of Freedom of the Press in OAS address - May 15, 2018 - 11:17:03 PM
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The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS)  commemorated World Press Freedom Day and addressed a number of other matters during its regular meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018, in Simon Bolivar Hall of the Americas at OAS headquarters, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N,W.

Speaking on the World Press Freedom Day agenda item, His Excellency Sidney Collie, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States and OAS, declared that Freedom of the Press “does not only mean freedom for the Press to praise a Government or an Opposition Party, but also freedom to criticize a government...
News : International
MOU signed between Bahamaren and China Construction Modular Housing - May 15, 2018 - 12:48:24 PM
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On Friday, May 11th  Bahamaren Limited Managing Director Latrae Rahming, together with Michael B.Wei International Manager of China Construction Modular Housing Co., LTD, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework for mutually beneficial cooperation in the area of Modular Construction.

We are pleased with the collaborative efforts between Bahamaren Limited and China Construction Modular Housing Co., LTD led by Bahamaren Limited with a comprehensive range and participation of industry stakeholders from both The Bahamas and China... 
News : International
WESO 2018: 24 million jobs to open up in the green economy - May 15, 2018 - 8:00:55 AM
Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, a new ILO report says.

According to World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs, action to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will result in sufficient job creation to more than offset job losses of 6 million elsewhere...
News : International : Caribbean News
New Fortress Energy partners with JAMPRO as headline sponsor for Jamaica Investment Forum - May 14, 2018 - 11:10:13 PM
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Leader in energy infrastructure New Fortress Energy has signed on as a sponsor of Jamaica's premier business event the Jamaican Investment Forum, which will be held on June 12-14, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  The company signed on as a headline sponsor in support of their goals to support the transformation of Jamaica's energy sector.
 
Verona Carter, VP of Public Affairs at New Fortress Energy said,  "We are very proud to be playing a role in this huge transition and energy reform taking place to transform Jamaica’s energy landscape...
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St. Lucia Government extends condolences to Ferdinand Henry Family - May 14, 2018 - 12:00:40 PM
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The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to the family of former Parliamentarian and Government Minister, Mr. Ferdinand Henry, who passed away on May 10th 2018 at the age of 76. 

Mr. Henry is a former Member of Parliament for the Dennery North Constituency and was well known throughout the agricultural areas of Dennery. He worked extensively with the Agricultural Department of the Caribbean Development Bank. Mr. Henry also served as a parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Health and is a former Minister for Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries, Forestry and Cooperatives...
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IAEA Mission helps Afghanistan manage growing cancer burden - May 14, 2018 - 11:44:32 AM
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has carried out the first ever review of Afghanistan’s cancer care needs to help the country prepare for a growing incidence of the disease among its people. The mission identified gaps in cancer diagnosis and treatment services...
News : International : Caribbean News
JAMPRO to host 3rd staging of Jamaica Investment Forum - May 12, 2018 - 1:13:17 PM

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Jamaica’s trade and investment promotions agency, JAMPRO, will be hosting the 3rd staging of the Jamaica Investment Forum in Montego Bay, Jamaica on June 12-14, 2018. The event, to be held under the auspices of The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, will promote 6 priority sectors for investment and host 200 international investors...
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Statement By IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano - May 9, 2018 - 7:00:15 AM

The IAEA is closely following developments related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As requested by the United Nations Security Council and authorised by the IAEA Board of Governors in 2015, the IAEA is verifying and monitoring Iran’s implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA. Iran is subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime under the JCPOA...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
CARICOM's 21st Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations - May 7, 2018 - 3:45:43 PM

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CARICOM's 21st Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) takes place at the British Colonial Hilton, May 7-8, 2018.  As incoming Chairman of COFCOR, Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield, pictured at podium on Monday, May 7, gave Opening Ceremony remarks.  Officials of Belgium, Canada, and the UN paid courtesy calls on Minister Henfield prior to the Opening Ceremony proceedings.  Pictured greeting the Minister are His Excellency Ambassador Guy Servin of Belgium...

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