OAS General Secretariat and Honduras Hold Working Meeting
- Oct 18, 2018 - 10:39:23 PM
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, received on Wednesday, October 17 Luiz Antonio Marrey,
Spokesperson of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and
Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), who delivered the fifth semi-annual
report of the Mission.
Moreover, the Secretary General, the
Spokesperson of the MACCIH-OAS and officials of the Secretariat for
Strengthening Democracy of the GS/OAS today held a working meeting with
various authorities of the Honduran Government...
OAS and ProFuturo Foundation to Bring Digital Education to 23,000 Students in the Caribbean
- Oct 17, 2018 - 9:53:40 AM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the ProFuturo Foundation
signed an agreement today to promote digital education in a hundred
schools in five member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM):
The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana and Jamaica.
will be carried out through the Educational Portal of the Americas of
the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) and the
Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the OAS, and its
platform will reach 1,132 teachers and 23,026 students...
International and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights meet in Colorado
- Oct 15, 2018 - 8:20:42 AM
The President of the Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to
the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and
Eradication of Violence Against Women “Belém do Pará Convention”
(MESECVI), Sylvia Mesa, met with representatives of the platform of
international and regional mechanisms on violence against women and
women’s rights in Boulder, Colorado on October 2nd, 2018. In this
meeting, the experts updated each other on the major developments and
work since the launch of the platform in March 2018 in New York...
Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States
- Oct 14, 2018 - 9:18:59 PM
A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in
Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a
recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean
Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).
At the 8th Special Meeting
of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October
2018, during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the ministers approved
the protocol to the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP)...
OAS Permanent Council Commemorated the "Encounter of Two Worlds"
- Oct 12, 2018 - 11:22:47 AM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) met
today to commemorate the "Encounter of Two Worlds" and to highlight the
interpretations, impact and heritage of this historic date.
the meeting, the Chair of the Permanent Council and Representative of
Ecuador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Játiva, affirmed that the date of
October 12 "invites us to reflect on the meaning of interculturality
from the perspective of an America that recognizes the value of its
Saint Lucia extends condolences to Haiti following 5.9-magnitude Earthquake
- Oct 8, 2018 - 1:15:33 PM
In the wake of the reported 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti
on the evening of Saturday 6th October 2018, the Government of Saint
Lucia has expressed condolences to the Government and People of Haiti.
has been reported that at least 12 people have died and over 200 were
injured in the earthquake and at least one aftershock that rocked the
northern part of the island...
Commonwealth finance ministers explore new strategies to manage disaster risk
- Oct 8, 2018 - 1:10:22 PM
Finance ministers from the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth will
meet in the margins of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World
Bank annual meetings this week in Bali, Indonesia, to discuss financing
solutions to help counter the risk of natural disasters in their
Under the theme ‘Enhancing national capacity to reduce
disaster risk’, the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting will
consider Commonwealth proposals including an online portal to simplify
access to disaster finance and placing long-term advisors in member
countries to develop funding applications for disaster risk management...
Consular Annex Hosts Reception For Minister Lloyd
- Oct 6, 2018 - 3:28:41 PM
The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Bahamas Minister of Education, urged Bahamian
students who attended a reception held in his honour at the Bahamas
Embassy Consular Annex, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., on Friday night,
October 5, to study hard and after graduation return home to help build
Mr. Lloyd, who earlier in the week participated in
the regular meeting of Inter-American Council for Integral Development
(CIDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS)...
Invest in our Youth Today. Create a Better Tomorrow
- Oct 5, 2018 - 5:33:20 PM
The Caribbean is a youthful region, with over 60% of the population
under the age of 30 years. The inclusion of youth is central to
region’s economic development and as such the Caribbean Export
Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European
Union are supporting 8 youth owned agro-processing businesses from
across the CARIFORUM to participate in the Caribbean Week of
Agriculture’s Market Place...
Caribbean Cure SIAL, Paris
- Oct 4, 2018 - 5:43:25 AM
For generations, Caribbean grandmothers have steeped and brewed
indigenous herbs, roots and even bush, convinced of their ability to
cure just about any ailment. When two young entrepreneurs in the
twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago decided to pay homage to
this tradition, not even in their wildest dreams did they imagine that
their earthy concoctions would be dubbed among the world’s most
American Cancer Society highlights FMU Bahamian students’ ‘Not on My Campus’ awareness campaign
- Oct 2, 2018 - 2:28:32 PM
A recent public health study projects more than 1 million college
students will die prematurely from cigarette smoking. When it comes to
tobacco use, Florida Memorial University (FMU) undergraduates are
declaring: “Not on My Campus!” Three FMU students, Raven Hanna, Kyla
Harvey, and Hannique Roberts, are all from the Bahamas. They earned
recognition as American Cancer Society (ACS) Tobacco Free Generation
Campus Initiative (TFGCI) Scholars and were collectively awarded $2000.
The scholastic trio will lead on-going efforts to promote and support
the university’s smoke-free policy...
Bahamas Prime Minister's feature address - SOTIC Update Day 2
- Oct 2, 2018 - 12:41:26 PM
The Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis delivered the feature
address at tonight’s opening of the State of the Tourism Industry
Conference (SOTIC) at Atlantis Paradise Island. The following is a
transcript of his speech.
Feature Address Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister Commonwealth of the Bahamas Opening Ceremony State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC)Grand Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island Tuesday, October 2, 2018 7:00pm...
Saint Lucia Voted Chair Of The Caribbean Tourism Organization
- Oct 2, 2018 - 11:44:17 AM
Saint Lucia has been voted in as chair of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO), with the election today of its Minister of Tourism
Dominic Fedee, ending the two-year term of the Bahamas, which ascended
to the position in Barbados in 2016.
election took place late this evening at the Atlantis, Paradise Island
resort where the CTO held its annual general meeting ahead of the
official opening of the State of the Tourism Industry Conference
Technical experts discuss updated plan for Eastern Caribbean flyingfish fishery
- Oct 1, 2018 - 10:35:14 AM
The state of the Eastern Caribbean flyingfish, as well as an updated
plan to improve the management of this valuable resource shared across
many Eastern Caribbean States, will be discussed at a two-day meeting
being convened in Barbados today, Monday, 1 October 2018.
discussions will take place in the context of the Special Meeting of the
Joint Working Group on Flyingfish in the Eastern Caribbean, constituted
by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Western
Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) of the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO). Chief Fisheries Officers, as well as
representatives of fisherfolk organizations...
Supercharging economic development through South-South collaboration
- Sep 29, 2018 - 7:57:15 AM
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today signed a new
agreement with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation
(UNOSSC) in the margins of the United General Assembly in New York.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organisations aims to
boost collaboration among countries of the Global South – nations
classified as developing or least developed...
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...