Bahamas Re-elected to IMO Council
- Nov 30, 2015 - 11:25:11 AM
London, England - The Bahamas was successful in its re-election
to the Council of The International Maritime Organization during elections at The 29th
IMO Assembly held in London.
addition to its re-elected to the IMO Council in Category C, The
Bahamas also improved its international standing on the Council. Out of
the 154 votes cast by IMO member states, The Bahamas obtained 124
of Transport and Aviation, the Honourable Glenys Hanna Martin who
placed the vote for the country, stated that it was a hard won effort
which enhanced the position of The Bahamas since the elections two
Nearly 1.8 million people demand climate action
- Nov 28, 2015 - 3:59:57 PM
A total of 1,780,528 million people worldwide have put
their names to a collection of faith-based petitions urging political
leaders at the COP21 climate summit to take decisive action to curb
global warming and deliver a strong, fair deal that helps poor countries
adapt to their changing climate.
The petitions were presented to
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres on November 28 at the
‘Faith in Climate Justice’ (‘Les Religions Pour le Climat’) event at
Salle de la Légion d’Honneur in Saint-Denis.
The hand-in was
witnessed by close to 400 people, including faith leaders, COP21
delegates and climate campaigners from around the world...
Consul General Treco attends Consual Corps College Symposium
- Nov 28, 2015 - 11:20:09 AM
MIAMI, Florida – Bahamas Consul General to Miami H. Ricardo Treco
attended the Consul Corps College Symposium held in Washington, DC at
The Bank of America Corporate Center, November 18-20, 2015.
The symposium attracts diplomatic professionals from many countries throughout the world.
The Consular Corps College was founded in 1969 by Consul General Walter
R. Regirer with the primary goal of increasing professional
communication among foreign consular officers serving in the United
New fund set to boost trade in Commonwealth countries
- Nov 26, 2015 - 1:05:50 PM
26 Nov 2015
- The Commonwealth and the Government of Malta, together with the
Governments of Mauritius, Sri Lanka and India announced today a new
trade financing fund to help boost trade and investment flows,
particularly for small and developing countries.
voluntary fund hopes to attract start-up capital of $20 million. It
will provide member countries facing trade challenges with the finance
they need to increase their trade capacity. It is estimated for every
dollar invested, the fund will generate $20...
National human rights institutions press for rights-based approach in negotiations
- Nov 25, 2015 - 8:27:33 PM
MALTA - An outcome statement
agreed today by the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights
Institutions calls on leaders to prioritise human rights in their
discussions on climate change, migration and security.
The group met in Malta ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government
Meeting to discuss current human rights challenges in the Commonwealth.
“National human rights institutions have a vital role to play, as
independent national authorities on human rights, in promoting public
Landmark photography exhibition Time to See shows Commonwealth Heads of Government the impact of avoidable blindness
- Nov 25, 2015 - 7:40:03 PM
As Commonwealth Heads of Government convene in Malta this weekend they
will be presented with images from landmark photography exhibition, Time
The exhibition which was privately viewed by Her Majesty The Queen and
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales aims to bring to the attention of
the Commonwealth and the world the impact of avoidable blindness, and
the solutions readily available to end it. There are 98 million people
in the Commonwealth today who are blind or have low vision, yet four out
of five needn’t be. There are straightforward, known solutions that can
Bahamas Statement at the Opening of the 29th Session of the IMO Assembly
- Nov 24, 2015 - 11:27:27 PM
LONDON, UK - The following is a statement delivered by Minister of Transport and Aviation, the
Honourable Glenys Hanna Martin during The 29th Session of the IMO
Assembly. Hanna Martin and a
Bahamian delegation are in London for the IMO elections to the Council
on Friday. The Bahamas is seeking re-election on the IMO's Council in
Mr President, Secretary General, Distinguished Ministers and Delegates:
I am very pleased to be here and to have this opportunity to address you on behalf of the people of The Bahamas...
Inter-American Institute on Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
- Nov 24, 2015 - 4:24:11 PM
San Jose, (IICA). An innovative and inter-American vision, based on
stronger agricultural institutions and national and regional policies,
could be the key to the efforts of the Latin American and Caribbean
(LAC) countries to meet the challenges posed by the latest reform of the
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU), approved
While much of Europe’s traditional policy remains unchanged, the reform
includes a series of new mechanisms designed to promote food production,
the sustainable management of natural resources, and the inclusive
development of rural areas...
U. S. A. issues world-wide travel alert to its citizens
- Nov 23, 2015 - 9:57:47 PM
United States issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans on November 23rd amid
concerns that terror groups and individuals plan more attacks after the
Paris massacres. The State Department alert reads:
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current
information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and
other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple
regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using
conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official
and private interests. This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016...
LPIA Wins Best Airport Website Award
- Nov 23, 2015 - 6:13:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) recently won
the award for “Best Airport Website” in North America and the Caribbean at a
special recognition event hosted by Airports Council International - North
America (ACI-NA). The affair was part of
ACI-NA’s inaugural Marketing and Communications Conference held in Nashville,
Tennessee. The award was presented to
the airport that produced an outstanding website from a design, communications,
accessibility and navigation standpoint between August 2014 and August 2015. Aéroports
de Montréal and Asheville Regional Airport received honourable mentions in the
same category. Previous award winners include San Francisco International
Airport and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport...
Commonwealth civil society meets to debate ‘What makes societies resilient?’
- Nov 23, 2015 - 1:00:31 PM
The Commonwealth People’s Forum 2015
(CPF2015), the largest gathering of civil societies pan Commonwealth
was launched this morning in Malta, under the auspices of the Secretary
General of the Commonwealth Mr Kamalesh Shama and the Prime Minister of
Malta Dr Joseph Muscat. The keynote speech on ‘What makes societies
resilient?’ was given by the world famous activist and scientist, Dr
With a stirring call of “resilience is life”, Dr Shiva urged delegates
to embrace resilience as a means for the world to break out of vicious
cycles of violence and competition. Dr Shiva also spoke on the need for
HPC Registrar Attends Colombo Plan Meeting In Bangkok, Thailand
- Nov 23, 2015 - 12:57:33 PM
Ms Bernadette Ellis, Registrar of the Health Professions
Council (HPC), attended the 5th
Inaugural International Centre for
Certification Education of Addiction Professionals (ICCE) Commission Meeting
which was held July 6-9 in Bangkok, Thailand. The International Society for
Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) Inaugural Meeting
and International Workshop was also held during this time. ISSUP is a global
association of practice and research specialists that advocates for substance
use prevention, treatment of substance use and recovery...
Committee of Experts expresses its concern for the journalistic approach to femicide cases
- Nov 21, 2015 - 12:34:37 PM
Washington D.C. – In the Framework of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, which starts on
on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and ends on December 10th
, on the Human Rights Day, the Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI
expresses its concern for the journalistic approach of some media
outlets to femicide cases, which promote the re-victimization of
murdered women, perpetuate sexist stereotypes and contribute to the
normalization of violence against women.
After a revision by the Committee of several media outlets, it has been
noted that femicide is commonly related to crimes of passion. In
multiple cases, the headline or focus of the news is concentrated on the
reasons that led...
Bahamian Overseas Voter Registration Now Open
- Nov 20, 2015 - 5:23:19 PM
Dear Fellow Bahamians,
The High Commission for the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas in Ottawa, Canada is pleased to advise that Bahamian
Nationals who qualify may now make an appointment to be added to the new
The current legislation allows ONLY for
students and Bahamian Government workers, their spouses and any
immediate member of the family living within their household, to
register and vote from overseas. The provisions do not apply to persons
in the above categories who are domiciled overseas...
High Commissioner Bethel Meets with Bahamian Students at The University of Buckingham
- Nov 19, 2015 - 6:32:16 PM
- His Excellency, High Commissioner Eldred Bethel and Mrs Dawne
Bethel visited Bahamian students at the University of Buckingham during
an intimate reception held recently. Bahamian students attending the
university were invited to join in the occasion held on campus at Vice
Chancellor, Sir Anthony Seldon’s residence.
the gathering, High Commissioner Bethel encouraged the students to
excel in their studies and make the country proud. Students had the
opportunity to dialogue with the
High Commissioner and share their views. In total there are some 14
students in various areas of studies at the University of Buckingham...
Minister of Financial Services engages financial services professionals at STEP Asia conference
- Nov 19, 2015 - 5:29:12 PM
Closing out the tail end of a three-week long, four country tour of Asia
to promote The Bahamas’ financial services sector, Minister of
Financial Services, Hope Strachan, spoke to a gathering of trust and
financial management professionals, highlighting the steps The Bahamas
has taken to position itself as a competitive player in the
international market for financial services.
Speaking at the gala dinner for the Society of Trusts and Estate
Practitioner’s (STEP) Asia conference in Singapore, Minister Strachan
made note of the explosive growth of the Asian markets in recent years
and how The Bahamas
Leaders from utilities and other power-sectors gather at annual conference
- Nov 19, 2015 - 3:25:41 AM
Wakefield, MASS. – The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) drew
nearly twice as many attendees to this year’s annual conference
compared to meetings held in years past. Attendees ventured to New
Orleans for two days of an executive industry forum plus a day-long
technical workshop and exclusive Vendor Expo. The conference, which was
held in The InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans, ended Nov. 5. The
date and location of next year’s conference will be announced next
More than 70 thought leaders from utilities and other power-sector participants addressed SGIP conference
attendees. CEO Keynote speakers included Charles Rice, CEO and
President of Entergy New Orleans, who gave attendees a warm welcome to
New Orleans, as well as Calvin Butler...
Bahamas Ambassador Signs Condolences Book at French Embassy
- Nov 17, 2015 - 9:26:24 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador
to the United States, on Monday, November 16, signed the Book of
Condolences at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road, N.W., to the
families of the victims killed in the horrific shootings in Paris.
behalf of the Government and the people of The Bahamas, Dr. Newry
inscribed in the book: “It was with great pain that he heard of the
tragedy in Paris on Friday, November 13, and express our profound
sympathy. The Government and the people of The Bahamas stand in
solidarity with the people of France and the international community in
condemning these barbaric acts...
Carroll attends Eddie Archer Funeral
- Nov 14, 2015 - 2:57:29 PM
NEW YORK - Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New
York, and Consul Mrs. Sandra Mclaughlin attended the funeral for Mr.
Edwin Archer at St Phillips Church, Brooklyn, New York, on Monday,
November 9, 2015. Mr. Archer, son of the late Alphonso N. Archer and
Gertrude I. Archer of Nassau, Bahamas, was born Friday, August 2 1935,
on East Street in Nassau and moved to New York in 1959. Pictured from
left to right: John Archer (Brother), Mrs. Mclaughlin , Consul General
Carroll and Anthony Archer (Brother)...
Bahamas Hon. Consul Attends Okyanos Event in LA
- Nov 14, 2015 - 2:27:22 PM
LOS ANGELES - Hon. Cedric A. Scott, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Los
Angeles and California, recently attended a patient education seminar for
Okyanos Cell Therapy in Beverly Hills.
Honorary Consul Scott is pictured
at centre in photo number one with Mr. Matthew Feshbach (left), CEO and
Co-Founder of Okyanos, and Mr. Jack Dirmann, a Cell Therapy Advocate