OAS General Secretariat greets new President of the National Assembly of Venezuela
- Jan 7, 2019 - 10:40:33 AM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
greets Juan Guaidó as the new President of the National Assembly of
President Guaidó has our respect earned as a
Venezuelan politician, belonging to a generation of young people who
have maintained their coherence in struggles for fundamental freedoms
and democracy in their country. Today, at the head of one of the
legitimate powers of the State...
Zuiderdam makes Inaugural Call at Port Castries
- Dec 31, 2018 - 2:48:39 PM
On Sunday, December 30, 2018 Saint Lucia welcomed the inaugural
call of the Zuiderdam at Port Castries. The Zuiderdam is the first of
the Holland America Line Vista-class ships which started sailing some
seventeen years ago.
Officials of the Saint
Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), along with representatives of the
Ministry of Tourism, the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority
(SLASPA), and Cox and Company Limited greeted the arrival of the vessel
with an exchange of plaques and pleasantries onboard...
A Life-changing Christmas Gift: Surgery Repairs Guatemalan Baby's Heart
- Dec 30, 2018 - 10:16:25 PM
A toddler from Guatemala celebrated Christmas with a new chance at a
normal life after surgery in a Cayman Islands hospital to correct
pulmonary valve stenosis, a congenital heart defect.
García-Granados was admitted at Health City Cayman Islands with the
serious heart condition, and immediately underwent a six-hour open-heart
surgery that was highly successful...
A New Year's Message from President of Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
- Dec 28, 2018 - 4:07:11 PM
As we look back over 2018 and look forward to the New Year, I am
reminded of the C.S. Lewis quote: "There are far, far better things
ahead than any we leave behind."
Our region's rich tourism past and our many successes have served us well, providing a sound foundation for the future.
ahead, I have a real sense of optimism about our opportunities if we
learn from the past, stay clearly focused on the future and appreciate
the critical importance of reinventing and improving our businesses...
New Year Message from Hugh Riley Secretary General of CTO
- Dec 28, 2018 - 12:59:39 PM
As the Caribbean tourism sector prepares to welcome the New Year, we
look forward to 2019 with a sense of optimism, excitement and much hope.
We are optimistic because we are seeing signs that the lows which
Mother Nature imposed upon us during the latter part of 2017 into 2018
are being reversed. We are excited about our prospects because of the
incredible turnaround that we are seeing in the most impacted
destinations. And we hopeful that the progress of our member countries
and supporters can continue unabated...
Special Needs Children and Teachers enjoy Christmas at Government House in St. Lucia
- Dec 24, 2018 - 2:53:16 PM
The Annual Prime Minister’s Christmas celebration for children with
special needs was held at a different venue this year, much to the
delight of students and teachers as they got to experience Government
House in a different light.
On Monday December 10, 2018, His
Excellency Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac, Governor General of Saint Lucia,
warmly opened up the Official Residence of the Governor General, Morne
Fortune, where the event was held for the first time...
OAS General Secretariat Rejects Expulsion of GIEI and MESENI from Nicaragua
- Dec 19, 2018 - 7:29:37 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
rejects categorically the decision of the Government of Nicaragua to
expel from the country the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent
Experts (GIEI, by its Spanish acronym) and the Special Follow-up
Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) of the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights (IACHR)...
Labour Overview 2018: Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean down slightly in 2018
- Dec 19, 2018 - 4:22:32 PM
The unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean fell slightly
to a forecast 7.8 in 2018, from 8.1 per cent in 2017, reversing a
three-year trend of rising unemployment, the ILO said in its Labour
Overview 2018 regional report.
“In a context of slow economic
growth, the improvement in the unemployment rate has been modest,” said
ILO interim Regional Director Carlos Rodriguez...
SLASPA welcomes the announcement of funding for the Redevelopment of Hewanorra International Airport
- Dec 19, 2018 - 9:57:35 AM
The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) welcomes the
announcement of the loan guarantee by the Government of Saint Lucia
(GOSL) for the redevelopment of the Hewanorra International Airport in
Mr. Daren Cenac, Acting General Manager for SLASPA
states “We welcome the announcement of the loan guarantee by the
Minister for Finance, Hon Allen Chastanet...
Cleveland Clinic Florida Expanding World Class Healthcare
- Dec 18, 2018 - 10:10:11 PM
For more than 30 years, patients have come to Cleveland Clinic Florida
seeking outstanding patient care. It is a premier academic medical
center known for providing complex care for the sickest of patients,
from across the region and around the world. To meet both the local and
international demand for broader access to Cleveland Clinic’s primary
and specialty care services, Cleveland Clinic Florida has completed
major elements of its ambitious expansion plan with the opening of its
new hospital tower and expanded emergency services...
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