The OAS and the Community of Democracies Strengthen Ties of Collaboration for Democratic Sustainability
- Sep 28, 2018 - 7:04:59 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Community of
Democracies (CoD) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding that
establishes a concrete framework of collaboration for carrying out joint
initiatives for the promotion and strengthening of democracy. The
agreement seeks to contribute to the discussion on the role of global
and regional organizations in advancing democratic sustainability, as
well as the key elements that are recognized as instrumental for
building inclusive and sustainable democracies.
At the signing of
the agreement, OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro highlighted the many
values shared by both institutions and affirmed that “today’s challenges
are many: from the rise of populism...
CTO hosts National and Regional Climate Resiliency and Disaster Management Training Workshops
- Sep 27, 2018 - 2:41:05 PM
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism
development agency, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism of The
Bahamas, is hosting a series of workshops on Climate Sensitisation and
Disaster Risk Management in Nassau, Bahamas. These workshops are aimed
at facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practices on
strategies related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well
as identifying sound disaster risk management approaches.
topics of climate change and disaster preparedness are very pertinent to
us in The Bahamas and the wider Caribbean. We live in a region that is
prone to the effects of climate change and natural hazards especially
St. Lucia Prime Minister to address United Nations General Assembly
- Sep 27, 2018 - 10:05:16 AM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet continues to champion the
cause of middle income countries and Small Island Developing States
(SIDS) at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New
During the annual United Nations General Assembly, which
began on September 25th, the Prime Minister, along with the Saint Lucian
delegation which includes Minister with responsibility for External
Affairs, Honourable Sarah Flood Beaubrun...
Gas Pro championing LPG use for Motor Vehicles
- Sep 14, 2018 - 11:27:43 AM
With 2018 seeing record fuel prices in Jamaica, Massy Gas Products
Jamaica Limited (Gas Pro) is promoting Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as
an alternative fuel for motor vehicles. The LPG supplier is partnering
with Excel Motors located in Savanna-La-Mar to offer the solution (also
called Autogas) to companies and individuals in Jamaica. After years of
planning, the companies now have a robust offering that provides
savings, improved mileage and improved performance.
“Gas Pro is
excited to lead the introduction of Autogas in Jamaica. We are always
looking for ways to add value to customers and to innovate...
New IAEA Report Highlights Nuclear Power's Role in Mitigating Climate Change
- Sep 14, 2018 - 11:15:25 AM
Nuclear power can make a vital contribution to meeting climate change
targets while delivering the increasingly large quantities of
electricity needed for global economic development, according to a new
Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2018, published
this week, has been updated from the last report released in 2016 to
include the latest scientific information and analyses on the link
between energy production and climate change...
U.S. Embassy Announces 2018 Finalists for the YLAI Professional Fellows Program in the U.S.
- Sep 5, 2018 - 12:22:30 PM
U.S. Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce the three
Bahamians selected to participate in the prestigious Young Leaders of
the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program. The U.S. State Department’s
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the initiative and
implemented by Meridian International Center. The program will bring
250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the
Caribbean to the United States in September 2018 to collaborate with
counterparts in businesses and organizations in 20 cities across the
OAS and other Multilaterals will collaborate to support Lima's Summit of the Americas pact against corruption
- Sep 5, 2018 - 11:54:25 AM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the international
organizations of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) signed an
agreement today to harmonize their work and make available to the
countries their technical, political and financial resources to face the
problem of corruption.
The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis
Almagro, highlighted the agreement reached by the countries of the
region at the Summit of the Americas, which took place in Lima in April,
whose objective is to join efforts in the fight against corruption...
UWP: Hilaire continues to manipulate the truth
- Aug 29, 2018 - 2:07:00 PM
The events of the past week have once again proven that the Saint Lucia
Labour Party continues to manipulate the truth in their own narrow
pursuits to engineer confusion and chaos. It is evident that ahead of
their so-called march of shame, the Labour Party is trying to garner
support by shamelessly misleading the public.
At a press
conference on August 28th 2018, Dr. Ernest Hilaire, Saint Lucia Labour
Party rep for Castries South, made a statement where he referred to a
Government Minister as a liar...
Caribbean Food Innovations with Truly Tumeric and Caribbean Cure Teas Recogised at SIAL, Paris
- Aug 29, 2018 - 10:49:27 AM
Two Caribbean companies have been selected as finalist in the SIAL
Innovation Awards 2018 for their product innovation. They are Caribbean
Cure Ltd of Trinidad and Tobago and Naledo Belize Ltd.
regarded as the world’s largest food innovation exhibition and hosts the
SIAL Innovation Awards each year to recognise those who help to shape
what we eat both today and tomorrow. Taking place in Paris from October
“A Caribbean plant kingdom” in Ti Koko and Kush Kush, a book review by N.C. Marks
- Aug 27, 2018 - 11:34:03 PM
There is a place where the land curves into the wide smile of a bay. A
place where lush, green, tropical vegetation thrives next to a white
sand beach, which is gently licked by blue waves of the sea.
this paradise of a seascape unfolds the story of Ti Koko and Kush Kush
by Patricia G. Turnbull. In this storybook the vibe is peace, love, and
harmony in the friendly ecosystem of yam, coconut, mango, avocado, “tea
bush,” and “Peas and peppers … well behaved,” just to name a few of the
plants in “Garden Bay.”
Then suddenly, “Brogudoosh!
Brogudoosh!”, an unexpected disaster disrupts the equilibrium of the
happy, magical bayside community...
CHTA engages on recovery plans at Clinton Global Initiative
- Aug 27, 2018 - 7:26:51 AM
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) was out in full force
recently for the second formal meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative
(CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery.
As this year's
hurricane season approached its peak months, a number of the
Association's senior officials were among more than 350 leaders from
government, business, and civil society who participated in the
important discussions convened by President Bill Clinton on August 7
amid various Caribbean nations' continued revival from hurricanes Irma
and Maria in 2017...
The MESECVI salutes and participates in the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the San Salvador Protocol
- Aug 22, 2018 - 2:22:59 AM
The Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI)
salutes the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Additional
Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the area of
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, better known as the San Salvador
Protocol. The international event was organized by the Working Group of
the Protocol of San Salvador (WGPSS), with the cooperation of the
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the
Department of Social Inclusion of the Organization of American States
New Permanent Representative of Brazil to the OAS Presented Credentials
- Aug 21, 2018 - 6:29:07 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Brazil to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Fernando Simas Magalhães, officially presented
today the credentials that accredit him as Ambassador to the hemispheric
During the ceremony at OAS headquarters in
Washington, D.C., Ambassador Simas said he would follow the same path
that his country has followed historically at the Organization. “Brazil
is a country that has had an ongoing commitment to the values,
principles and objectives of the OAS that are reflected in its
constitutive documents, and I mean to move ahead with this policy,” said
Venezuela: General Secretariat Urges Countries to Ignore Extradition Requests from the Dictatorship
- Aug 21, 2018 - 6:16:44 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS)
calls on the competent authorities of the hemisphere to ignore all
attempted acts by the illegitimate supreme court of justice operating in
Caracas under the dictatorial regime, and in particular to dismiss
extradition requests made by this body as contrary to the law.
the only democratic institutions in Venezuela due to their
constitutional origin, their composition in accordance with
constitutional procedures and their functions are: the National Assembly
(a result of the elections of December 2015)...
OAS Electoral Observation Mission visits Brazil to learn about preparations for the Oct. 7 Elections
- Aug 21, 2018 - 12:11:00 PM
The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of
American States (EOM/OAS) to the October 7 general elections in Brazil,
the former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla, arrived today in
Brasilia to learn about the advances made in the organization of the
election. This is the first time that the OAS has observed an electoral
process in Brazil.
In the context of this preliminary visit, the
Chief of Mission will meet tomorrow with the President of Brazil Michel
Temer in Planalto Palace...
NASA to host media briefing on mission to return asteroid sample to Earth
- Aug 20, 2018 - 2:58:55 PM
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 24, to
provide an update on upcoming activities related to the agency’s first
mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth.
Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith
Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft, which launched on Sept. 8, 2016,
started asteroid science operations last week...
Tourism Enhancement Funds can benefit all, says Caribbean Hotel Executive
- Aug 19, 2018 - 11:11:22 PM
The establishment of a private sector-driven Tourism Enhancement Fund
(TEF) has the potential to be a "game changer" as Dominica rebuilds its
vital tourism industry.
Addressing last week's open session of
the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association's (DHTA) Annual General
Meeting, Immediate Past President of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism
Association (SLHTA) Sanovnik Destang said if implemented effectively,
the TEF resources collected from visitors could generate nearly EC $1
million to bolster tourism-related initiatives...
Saint Lucia: Nation’s emergency response and support to region focus of NEMAC
- Aug 15, 2018 - 2:16:13 PM
Saint Lucia’s readiness for an emergency, particularly during the
hurricane season, was the focus of the National Emergency Management
Advisory Committee (NEMAC) meeting on Tuesday August 15th 2018.
meeting, held at the Ministry of Infrastructure and chaired by Cabinet
Secretary Benjamin Emmanuel, was attended by Prime Minister Honourable
Allen Chastanet, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning,
Natural Resources and Co-operatives Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, Leader
of the Opposition Honourable Philip J Pierre...
The Caribbean’s finest food and drinks to inspire at SIAL 2018
- Aug 13, 2018 - 10:25:05 AM
The Caribbean is widely known for its impeccable beaches, rhythmic music
and tantalizing food, not to mention the rum! At this years’ SIAL,
Paris from October 21-25, 2018 visitor will get the opportunity to
sample first hand a collection of the Caribbean’s finest food and
beverage producers at the Caribbean Kitchen’s debut staging. Twelve
different producers from six Caribbean islands will exhibit a range of
exotic authentic sauces, natural food products, herbal teas and a range
of liquors and alcoholic beverages including rum...