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
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...
CRFM and FAO launch Pacific-Caribbean Nearshore FAD Fisher Exchange
- May 23, 2018 - 11:23:16 AM
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.
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).
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
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....
Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth; observers invited to July elections
- May 21, 2018 - 9:34:42 AM
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.
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
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...
Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to hold 12th Meeting
- May 17, 2018 - 7:45:21 AM
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.
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...
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.
according to an agreement between the General Secretariat of the
hemispheric institution and these two civil society organizations...
Health City Cayman Islands and Dr. Devi Shetty win World Health Care Congress Awards
- May 16, 2018 - 7:30:45 AM
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
Dr. Shetty, an internationally recognized cardiac surgeon and
entrepreneur, won a gold prize in the Lifetime Achievement awards for
Ambassador Collie emphasizes importance of Freedom of the Press in OAS address
- May 15, 2018 - 11:17:03 PM
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...
MOU signed between Bahamaren and China Construction Modular Housing
- May 15, 2018 - 12:48:24 PM
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
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...
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
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...
New Fortress Energy partners with JAMPRO as headline sponsor for Jamaica Investment Forum
- May 14, 2018 - 11:10:13 PM
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.
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...
St. Lucia Government extends condolences to Ferdinand Henry Family
- May 14, 2018 - 12:00:40 PM
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...
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...
JAMPRO to host 3rd staging of Jamaica Investment Forum
- May 12, 2018 - 1:13:17 PM
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
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...
CARICOM's 21st Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations
- May 7, 2018 - 3:45:43 PM
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...