The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
today presented an innovative competitive tool for inclusive economic
growth in the framework of a meeting of the Inter-American Council for
Integral Development (CIDI) of the OAS in which a debate was held on an
approach that allows prioritizing competitiveness policies that
contribute to economic growth with evidence-based instruments and
The tool presented is a portal to support member
states in their efforts to design and prioritize competitiveness
policies through simulation models and methodologies with data-driven
Jeannie Thompson began writing plays when she was 8 years old. In the
days when Sir Clement Maynard was at the helm of the Ministry of Tourism
and there was an urgent need to reform our people’s attitudes toward
visitors, Minister Clement Maynard called on the sharp intellect and
creativity of Jeannie Thompson, and she delivered two memorable radio
soap operas, “The Fergusons of Farm Road” and “Sam Finley’s Sandcastle”
which, were hugely effective in helping to shape what is now today the
legendary warm Bahamian hospitality. Other works of Ms. Thompson
followed, enriching the repertoire of the Dundas Theatre...
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Associated Universities,
Inc. (AUI) are launching a joint project to create an online repository
of resources that make teaching and learning more accessible for persons
The launch of the project includes a
three-month survey of those who produce or use existing teaching and
learning resources for persons with disabilities. The OAS, through its
Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity...
Miss World 2018, Vanessa Ponce de Leon, paid a visit to storm-ravaged
Abaco, November 13, 2019. While in Abaco, she visited Amy Rogers
Primary School in Green Turtle Cay. Currently, 24 students are enrolled
at the school. Miss World was accompanied by Miss World Bahamas, Nyah
Bandelier. This is the first time ever that a reigning Miss World has
visited The Bahamas. Miss Ponce de Leon is pictured with Miss
Bandelier, school and local officials during the visit, and with the
children in their classroom.
A total eighty-seven (87) migrants, inclusive of (26) Females, (59)
Males and (2) minors were turned over to the Department of Immigration
at Matthew Town last evening by Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF),
Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and United States Coast Guard Cutter,
Diligence. This group was detected by Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT) while on a routine patrol in waters on the southeastern end of
The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to be a leading destination for
travelers around the world. While the Caribbean, as a whole, is showing a
positive forward booking situation for the next three months, The
Bahamas is showing even more demand than expected, with new airlift to
Nassau being added from major hubs across the globe. In other exciting
news, The Bahamas was recently named Top Island in The Caribbean by
Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards...
Fifteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and
global superstar Alicia Keys will return as host of the 62nd Annual
GRAMMY Awards® and took to YouTube and socials this morning to announce
the news in a video. The announcement comes just days before GRAMMY
nominees are set to be revealed on Wednesday, Nov. 20...
Simone Fitzcharles was sworn in as Acting President of the Industrial
Tribunal by His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor
General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Thursday,
November 14, 2019.
His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General,
welcomed Executives of the Bahamas Diabetic Association in a courtesy
call in recognition of World Diabetes Day at Government House on
Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Like the sight of decorations adorning lamp poles, and the smell of
fruit cakes fresh out the oven, since 1931, the iconic sound of the Red
Kettle bell is an age-old tradition that heralds the arrival of the
local holiday season.
From November 23 to December 24, The
Salvation Army will enlist the support of dozens of volunteers to cover
the island, bell ringing to bring help, hope, and comfort to those who
need it most during the holidays and throughout the year...
The 6th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Judicial Officers (“CAJO”)
was held in Belize City, Belize from October 31 through November 2, 2019
under the theme “Judicial Integrity – The Pathway to Public Trust and
Confidence”. Over 150 judicial officers, including Chief Justices,
Justices, Registrars, Magistrates and Court Administrators from
throughout the Caribbean were in attendance.
The Honourable Chief
Justice Mr. Brian M. Moree, Q.C. attended the regional Heads of
Judiciary meeting, which convened the day prior to the start of the
PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam or the Group) increases profit levels and announces strategic investment.
profit attributable to stockholders for the quarter ended September 30,
2019 amounted to $2.5 billion, up from $1.9 billion for the same period
in 2018. Earnings per stock unit for the quarter were $2.38. For the
nine months ended September 30, 2019, net profit attributable to
stockholders amounted to $6.4 billion...
Vulnerable areas in the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of
States must collectively and urgently intensify its response to the
climate emergency Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis told
ACP Ambassadors today.
The Prime Minister made the plea while
addressing the 925th Meeting of the Committee of Ambassadors of the ACP
at ACP House on Thursday 14 November.
Pointing to the Category 5
Hurricane Dorian that destroyed swathes of Abaco and Grand Bahama, and
the Category 3 tropical Cyclone Idai...
The pirates of Blackbeard’s Revenge stole the show at the Florida
Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) 26th annual conference held in San
Juan, Puerto Rico recently.
Blackbeard’s Revenge, a ship that
mirrors the design of pirate vessels of the1700s, launched earlier this
year and has taken Nassau Harbour by storm with dynamic day and evening
tours using its cast of colorful pirates...
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in
cooperation with the European Union has awarded over $3.5M BBD (€1.5M)
under their 2nd Call for Proposals for the Direct Assistance Grant
As part of its commitment of more than $1 million in cash and in-kind
support to help Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in The
Bahamas, Disney announced it has teamed up with three leading disaster
relief and recovery organizations – the American Red Cross, the United
Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and All Hands
H.E. Tadeous Tafirenyika Chifamba, Candidate of The Republic of Zimbabwe
for the post of Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean, and
Pacific (ACP) Group of States (left) paid a courtesy call on the Hon.
Darren Henfield, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Maria
O’Brien, Bahamas Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of
Mission to the European Union, November 13, 2019 at the Embassy of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas. (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)
A study, undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has
revealed that despite the recent ravages of hurricane Dorian and other
huge storms in the Caribbean, tourism will continue to grow. The results
of the study were presented at a Caribbean Tourism
Organization-organised news conference at World Travel Market this
Forward bookings for the important winter season, 1st
November to 31st January are currently 1.6% ahead of where they were at
the equivalent point last year.