Celeste Marshall wins Best Costume and 1st Runner up at Top Model of the World
- Sep 4, 2015 - 4:52:37 PM
El Gouna, Egypt - After two weeks in the hot Egyptian sun, Bahamas'
Celeste Marshall's amazing adventure in El Gouna has come to a fantastic
close. Not only did she win the Best National Costume at the Top Model
of the World competition, but she went on to become 1st runner up.
Taking the 2015 title, Top Model of the World was Kosmina Elena of Ukraine, and 2nd runner up was Irene Vasquez of Venezuela.
Celeste national costume was dubbed "Sun Goddess" to represent the Bahamian sun and after winning that segment she thanked...
OAS Delivers Contribution to Recovery in Dominica following Erika
- Sep 4, 2015 - 2:17:19 PM
The Secretary General of the Organization of
American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, today delivered a check in the
amount of $25,000 to the Permanent Representative of Dominica to the
OAS, Hubert Charles, which represents the initial contribution of the
Organization to the emergency phase of recovery efforts following
Tropical Storm Erika.
Secretary General Almagro has issued a call
for mechanisms by which the OAS could engage in a triangular response
to the post-catastrophe needs of Dominica by working with partner
agencies of the Inter-American system. The OAS leader has emphasized the
need for organizations such as the OAS to lead by example in
establishing functional mechanisms for returning to normalcy the lives
of affected populations towards a progressive path to full recovery...
U.S. Chamber Welcomes Saudi Delegation with Eye on Expanded Ties
- Sep 3, 2015 - 8:37:15 PM
President and CEO Tom Donohue had the honor Thursday of hosting the
leadership of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and
the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry for a
roundtable discussion focused on a shared goal -- deepening and
expanding bilateral trade and investment across a number of sectors.
The distinguished Saudi delegation included HRH Prince
Saud Bin Khalid Al-Faisal, deputy governor of SAGIA; Dr. Abdul Rahman
Al-Zamil, president of the Council of Saudi Chambers; Omar Bahlaiwa,
secretary general of the Committee for International Trade of the
Council of Saudi Chambers; and several prominent Saudi business leaders...
Bahamas PM to Keynote at Caribbean Investment Summit
- Sep 3, 2015 - 2:09:58 PM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export Development Agency
(Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of
Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), will host their inaugural
Caribbean Investment Summit on September 10, 2015 at the Courthouse
Hotel, London, UK.
Focusing on 3 key industry sectors; renewable energy, business
process outsourcing (BPO) and niche tourism, the Summit is set to
provide a unique opportunity for the Caribbean to position its ‘shovel
ready projects’ and investment propositions to potential investors from
the UK and Europe...
JAMCOPY to host Caribbean’s First Digital Publishing Conference
- Sep 3, 2015 - 12:27:34 PM
The Caribbean’s first Digital Publishing Conference, #TheOnlineMind will be held in Kingston, Jamaica from
November 2-5, 2015
at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The 3-day event, which is organised by the Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY), will highlight and address the global trend towards digital publishing.
being the digital age, the Conference will provide valuable information
and practical applications for everyone involved in writing and
publishing. #TheOnlineMind will bring to the forefront
issues such as the Impact of Digital Technology on Publishing, Copyright
Protection in the Digital Era, Global Markets and Digital Distribution
and making dollars and sense out of digital books...
Bahamas opposition leader Minnis sends condolences to the people of Dominica
- Sep 2, 2015 - 5:02:14 PM
It is with deep regret and sadness that I extend condolences to Prime
Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica on
the loss of over 20 lives in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.
a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, our countries are tied
historically, geographically, culturally and politically. To that end,
we distinctly recognize that we as members of the Caribbean Community
are not merely neighbors, but in the realm of family. Therefore, when
Dominica hurts, The Bahamas is left in tears...
NASA Soil Moisture Radar Ends Operations, Mission Science Continues
- Sep 2, 2015 - 4:53:44 PM
for NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory have
determined that its radar, one of the satellite’s two science
instruments, can no longer return data. However, the mission, which was
launched in January to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils
are frozen or thawed, continues to produce high-quality science
measurements supporting SMAP’s objectives with its radiometer
The SMAP mission is designed to help scientists understand the links
between Earth's water, energy and carbon cycles and enhance our ability
to monitor and predict natural hazards like floods and droughts. SMAP
remains an important data...
OAS Mission to Federal Elections Notes Progress in Participation of Women in Political Activity in Mexico
- Sep 2, 2015 - 3:57:54 PM
considerable increase in women's political participation and efforts of
Mexican legislators to reform the rules on political financing were
among the main findings of the OAS Mission sent to the federal elections
presented today to the Permanent Council of the Organization of
American States by the Chief of Mission, former President of Costa Rica
Laura Chinchilla, acknowledged the efforts made through " an in-depth
political and electoral reform approved by the Federal Congress in 2013
and 2014, which amended the Constitution, introduced new general
Sandals Foundation Launches Dominica Fundraising Campaign
- Sep 2, 2015 - 11:21:30 AM
CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA – Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals
Resorts International has launched a fundraising campaign to aid the
recovery effort in Dominica after the Caribbean nation was recently
devastated by Tropical Storm Erika.
The campaign will include
fundraising efforts involving the tens of thousands of guests staying at
Sandals and Beaches resorts as well as online donations through the
Sandals Foundation webpage...
London Officials Hold Post-Meeting for 19th CCEM
- Sep 2, 2015 - 10:20:23 AM
London, England – Officials from the Commonwealth Secretariat, The
Bahamas High Commission London and The Bahamas Ministry of Education
held a post meeting to evaluate the outcomes of The 19th Caribbean
Conference of Education Minister’s meeting held in Nassau this past
The London branch of the steering committee and
Commonwealth countries represented at the diplomatic level sung the
praises of The Bahamas in hosting a successful conference; from
hospitality to on-the-ground organization.
Top Model of the World delegates enjoy Ibiza-style pool party and Sliders Cable Park
- Aug 31, 2015 - 6:33:13 PM
EGYPT - Over the weekend Top model of the World contestants enjoyed poolside
Ibiza-styled entertainment by Gyptian with DJ E Pop at the Bellevue
Resort beside Sliders Cable Park and water sport complex, which is one
of the world's largest cable parks.
The day was capped off with a late night party on the beach near the Abu Tig Marina located on the Red Sea...
THINGS TO DO D.C. sponsors another "Night in the Bahamas" event at Embassy
- Aug 31, 2015 - 6:05:57 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bahamas was again focus of an event sponsored
by THINGS TO DO D.C. that has become a regular social event for young
professionals in the Washington, D.C., area
night, August 29, 2015.
as A NIGHT IN THE BAHAMAS, the event was held at the Embassy of The
Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., and featured an evening of
fun, Bahamian food and dancing organized by THINGS TO DO DC, which bills
The Caribbean Future Forum brings together young thinkers and senior UN officials as a new wave of on-line discussions gets underway
- Aug 31, 2015 - 2:37:11 PM
The Caribbean Future Forum brings together young thinkers and senior UN
officials as a new wave of on-line discussions gets underway
first in a new series of Caribbean Future Forum webinars kicks off this
Friday, 28 August at 11.30 am, and will focus on what the Sustainable
Development Goals will mean for people in the Caribbean.
September 2015, world leaders will gather at the United Nations
Headquarters in New York to agree on a set of goals and targets to
ensure that countries across the globe not only achieve economic and
IAEA Releases Director General’s Report on Fukushima Daiichi Accident
- Aug 31, 2015 - 1:05:13 PM
The IAEA Director General’s Report on the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
along with five technical volumes on this topic by international
experts, have just been publicly released. This publication comes ahead
of the Agency’s General Conference in September.
report assesses the causes and consequences of the 11 March 2011
accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan,
triggered by a tsunami that followed a massive earthquake. It was the
worst emergency at a nuclear power plant since the Chernobyl disaster in
A New Home for the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean
- Aug 31, 2015 - 9:41:24 AM
On Friday 21st August, the Diplomatic
Academy of the Caribbean hosted an evening reception to celebrate one
year of achievements since its 2014 launch in Trinidad and Tobago. The
gathering included guests from the Diplomatic Corps, current and past
students of the Academy, and friends in the local diplomatic community.
The evening’s highlight was the official opening of the Academy’s new
building at The UWI St Augustine Campus.
Details are contained in the attached media release for your attention...
Quotable Caribbean: Kwayera Archer Cunningham, Usain Bolt, Asot Michael, and more...
- Aug 30, 2015 - 11:25:48 PM
"As leaders become more seasoned and gain influence, it is essential for
them to remember to be accessible to those they have the privilege of
leading. Once you make yourself open to receiving feedback, finding
thoughtful ways to respond to suggestions, comments or criticism will
lay the foundation for collective growth." - Kwayera Archer Cunningham,
nonprofit executive and leader, Global Ase
"What we are
celebrating today as we cut a ribbon is the largest single
infrastructural investment in the development of our young nation. This
(airport) facility is one that we can all be proud of and of which I am
confident will help ensure the bright and successful future of Antigua
Latin Recording Academy statement on Donald Trump's remarks
- Aug 28, 2015 - 8:43:36 PM
Latin Recording Academy:
As a U.S.-based organization representing thousands of creators involved
in the making of Latin music throughout the world, The Latin Recording
Academy® does not insert itself into the political arena
unless to elevate key music issues impacting the quality of life and
cultural condition of its members. Given the continued discriminatory
statements made by Mr. Donald Trump, The Latin Recording Academy issues
the following statement on behalf of President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr...
OAS Secretary General Expresses Concern over Effects of Tropical Storm in Dominica
- Aug 28, 2015 - 12:08:04 PM
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, has expressed his deep concern over the loss of life and
damage to infrastructure and property in the Commonwealth of Dominica
following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
Even as the full
scope of the devastation wrought was being assessed on the ground, the
Secretary General transmitted to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit his
personal sadness over the tragic effects of the disaster and his concern
for the people of Dominica, and pledged the assistance, solidarity and
support of the OAS...
Bahamas' Celeste Marshall enjoys the Red Sea and culture of Egypt
- Aug 27, 2015 - 11:40:41 PM
The adventure continues for Celeste Marshall as she is among 50+ contestants
in the Top Model of the World Competition in the ultra exotic location
of El Gouna, Egypt.
Celeste was yet again selected for another photo shoot, this time at
northern Mangroovy Beach which said to be the "Venice of the Red Sea',
and is famous for kite surfing
! Celeste was one of six girls at the destination shoot.
After a day in the sun, evening was spent at the Grand Oasis Resort...
New Director appointed to the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean
- Aug 27, 2015 - 10:34:02 AM
Ms Claudia Coenjaerts, a Belgian national, has been appointed as
Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean,
effective 1 August 2015.
Ms Coenjaerts joined the ILO in 1995 and
has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
Prior to taking up her assignment as Director of the ILO Office based in
Port-of-Spain, Ms Coenjaerts took an 18-month sabbatical from the ILO
to act as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Labor
Association in Washington, D.C...