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Caribbean Management Consultants partner for success at 10th Anniversary Regional Conference - Apr 25, 2018 - 10:31:12 AM

The Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) recently convened in Curacao for its 10th Anniversary Annual Conference which was hosted by the CICMC-Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) Interim Chapter.

The overarching message of the presentations from both the government and private sectors was based on the conference theme Breaking Barriers: Managing your Practice, Improving your Product, Partnering for Success...
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CHTA Earth Day message from President Karolin Troubetzkoy - Apr 21, 2018 - 1:40:22 PM

This Earth Day, April 22, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joins the worldwide celebrations.
Earth Day's theme this year, "End Plastic Pollution," is especially relevant for CHTA because preventing or removing plastic pollution remains a big challenge for many of our tourism enterprises and in fact, for many of our island destinations at large.
We recently saw the "plasticberg" of garbage that drifted into parts of our pristine Caribbean Sea, underscoring the plastic pollution that already spoils some of our beaches...
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IAEA conducts successful test of drones in fight against disease-transmitting mosquitos - Apr 19, 2018 - 12:01:48 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its partners have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to supress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases...
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CRFM to advance protocol on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries - Apr 19, 2018 - 9:50:06 AM

Fisheries officials from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are meeting on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, at the Montserrat Cultural Centre to review and validate the Draft Protocol to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture into the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy.

Also attending the one-day meeting are experts from non-government stakeholders in fisheries/aquaculture, climate change and disaster risk management...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
El Salvador, sixth country to ratify the Inter-American Convention on the protection of the human rights of older persons - Apr 18, 2018 - 4:48:51 PM

El Salvador today became the sixth country to deposit the instrument of ratification of the Inter-American Convention on the Protection of the Human Rights of Older Persons at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC.

The Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Calles, highlighted the interest of his government in the social welfare of the elderly. "El Salvador is pleased to become a state party to the first binding instrument on the subject at the Inter-American and global levels...
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CRFM to convene 16th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Montserrat - Apr 13, 2018 - 8:53:34 PM

(CRFM)—Once a year, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), an inter-governmental organization established to promote and facilitate the responsible use of the region's fisheries resources, convenes a meeting of heads of national fisheries authorities from its 17 Member States. This year, that group of the Caribbean technical experts who make up the Caribbean Fisheries Forum will meet for two days in Montserrat.

The CRFM will convene the 16th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum on Monday, 16 April and Tuesday, 17 April 2018 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre in Little Bay, Montserrat...
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D.C. trade mission heightens awareness of opportunities for trade between U.S. & Bahamas - Apr 12, 2018 - 2:14:01 PM

A recent trade mission to Washington D.C, unveiled several opportunities that can benefit both Bahamian and US businesses. The initiative, which was a collaborative effort between the Government of The Bahamas, The Bahamas Embassy in Washington D.C. and The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC), focused on opportunities to facilitate cross border trade between the United States and The Bahamas...
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Dr. David Allen lectures in Hong Kong - Apr 10, 2018 - 8:56:48 PM

Dr. David Allen Delivers Guest Lectures at Hong Kong University, Takes Message of Connection between Shame, Anger, Violence Halfway Round the Globe 

Dr. David Allen was just a young boy when he first heard about messages from The Bahamas. In those days, the message came by way of a post card with a picture of a beach under shining sun, child shoveling sand into a bucket and the hastily-scribbled words, ‘Wish you were here...”
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Haiti to lead the way in revitalizing sister city relationships for the Caribbean - Apr 9, 2018 - 9:47:02 AM

As the country with the greatest number of sister city relationships in the Caribbean region, Haiti is set to lead the way in the revitalization of these relationships and development of new ones.

The Caribbean region has 54 sister city relationships, and with the appointment of a Caribbean Representative of Sister Cities International in July 2017, initial efforts have been reactivating relationships that have become dormant, focusing strongly on Haiti...
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OECS country advisors trained in DAGS - Apr 6, 2018 - 10:20:31 AM

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union commenced a 3-day workshop to train Country Advisors from OECS countries on the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS) at the Trade Winds Hotel, St. John's, Antigua yesterday, April 4, 2018.

The Agency announced last month that grant funds would be provided to CARIFORUM businesses via the DAGS and they would be accepting proposals from businesses from April 23, 2018...
News : International
Greenslade attends service for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Apr 6, 2018 - 9:57:43 AM

H.E. Ellison Greenslade (second from left), Bahamas High Commissioner to London, is pictured with H.E. Guy Arlington Kenneth Hewett (left), Barbados High Commissioner to London, and H.E. Tedwin Herbert (right), Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner to London, at a service held at Westminster Abbey at noon Wednesday, April 4, 2018, on the 50th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured with them is a Priest from the Abbey...
News : International
Greenslade featured in Diplomat Magazine - Apr 5, 2018 - 10:07:02 AM

His Excellency Ellison Greenslade, Bahamas High Commissioner to London, is featured in the April issue of the Diplomat Magazine in London. His Excellency was interviewed for the feature by Ms. Venetia De Blocq Van Kuffeler at The Bahamas High Commission on February 20 during a courtesy call. In a tweet on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, His Excellency noted that he was “grateful to the Editor and Publisher of the Diplomat Magazine, London, for featuring me in the April 2018 edition...
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Scholarship for aviation program at Canadian university builds connections - Apr 4, 2018 - 11:41:51 AM

Vantage Airport Group, which manages operations at both Lynden Pindling International Airport and Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport, today introduced the Rob Robichaud Vantage Airport Group Scholarship in Aviation.

The new scholarship offers CAD 9,000 to an international student to attend Mount Allison University in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and enter the Bachelor of Science (Aviation) Program...
News : International : Caribbean News
Grand Available to Caribbean Companies - Mar 19, 2018 - 12:49:11 PM

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union today announced they are gearing up to provide grant funds to the CARIFORUM private sector. 

“The DAGS is one of the Agency’s most direct ways of providing support to the CARIFORUM private sector.  This reimbursement grant funding facility is designed to provide financial assistance to companies that are exporting or have the potential to export.  Under the revised DAGS programme, the ceiling for grants has increased to 50,000 Euros, with a minimum grant amount of 10,000 Euros” informed Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, Caribbean Export... 
News : International
Bahamas High Commission of Canada hosts homecoming - Mar 13, 2018 - 7:27:03 PM

More than a decade ago, Keerhan Mullings traded the warm tropical breeze of Grand Bahama for the chilly, fierce winds of Thunder Bay, Canada.

One of his first memories was the electrical plugs in the parking lot. It took him a moment to realize that, in this northern Ontario city, it gets so cold that residents need to plug-in their cars so the motors won’t freeze.

Even so, Mullings did not dwell on the weather. Instead, he was focused on his dreams of becoming a civil engineer and project manager...
News : International : Caribbean News
CIBC Firstcaribbean appoints new Private Wealth Investment Advisor - Mar 12, 2018 - 3:15:38 PM

Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Michael Jenkins to the post of Private Wealth Investment Advisor.

The experienced banking executive will work with CIBC FirstCaribbean clients in The Cayman Islands, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to provide international investment advice.  He has amassed a significant amount of experience in the area of Private Wealth Management...
News : International
Her Majesty The Queen to lead Commonwealth Day celebrations in the United Kingdom - Mar 8, 2018 - 11:44:37 AM

Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle and other senior Members of The Royal Family will attend the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day – Monday 12th March 2018...
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Caribbean Export launch WE-XPORT, Supporting Caribbean Women in Business - Mar 7, 2018 - 4:15:41 PM

Caribbean Export is now taking applications from Caribbean women-owned businesses to participate in their newest programme: Women Empowered through Export or WE-Xport.

At the Hilton Barbados Resort, Caribbean Export in cooperation with the European Union announced the commencement of the WE-Xport programme which aims to support Caribbean women in business to grow their businesses...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas to grow country’s fisheries/agricultural sectors - Feb 28, 2018 - 7:24:49 PM

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Renward Wells says he will take advantage of the knowledge-base of CARICOM Institutions such as the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) to re-assert The Bahamas as a major player in the region’s agricultural sector, while simultaneously expanding marine exports from The Bahamas.

The latter is of particular significance with regards to possibly developing the area of the harvesting of pelagic species (open water fish such as tuna...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
7th Annual Public Software Regional Workshop - Feb 28, 2018 - 2:02:03 PM

The Bahamas hosted the 7th Annual Public Software Regional Workshop February 22 and 23, 2018 at SuperClubs Breezes.

The workshop’s main objective was to incorporate the countries of the Caribbean area into the Regional Collaborative Public Software Mechanism that is being implemented by the e-Government Network of Latin America and the Caribbean (Red GEALC), with the support of the Regional Public Goods Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (BID)...
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