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Prince William and The Earthshot Prize Winners and Finalists take centre stage on Day 2 at COP26 - Nov 3, 2021 - 12:28:15 PM

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Prince William and the first-ever Winners and Finalists of The Earthshot Prize today featured at a key meeting of World Leaders at the COP26 Climate Change Conference, highlighting the need for global innovation and collective action to repair our planet in this decisive decade.

Created by Prince William and The Royal Foundation, The Earthshot Prize led an unprecedented global search for the most inspiring and innovative solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing the planet...
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Jamaica’s agro-processing sector being enhanced by joint CDB, EU, JBDC project - Jul 23, 2021 - 1:38:33 PM

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Jamaica’s agri-entrepreneurs will get access to a range of manufacturing, training and marketing support under a new two-year project launched today which is being implemented by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC).

The initiative, the Increasing the Export Capacity of Micro and Small Agro-Processors Using the Cluster Approach Project includes access to an upgraded food incubator, training in world class agriculture and manufacturing practices and branding and marketing support for the Jamaica Harvest brand...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS General Secretariat on the Assassination of the President of Haiti - Jul 7, 2021 - 5:49:57 PM

We condemn in the strongest terms the assassination of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, a criminal act that occurred early today. This attack is an affront to the entire community of democratic nations represented in the Organization of American States (OAS). We most vehemently deplore this attempt to undermine the institutional stability of the country...
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U.S. Embassy Supports LGBTQI+ Community - Jun 30, 2021 - 3:36:05 PM

Throughout the month of June, the United States Embassy in Nassau joined other U.S. Embassies around the world – from Kingston to Moscow – in raising the rainbow Pride flag over our buildings and residences. We were often joined by other western Embassies in a combined effort to raise awareness of the human rights of LGTBQI+ individuals. The U.S. Embassy in Nassau will lower the rainbow flag on June 30 as U.S...
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Official donation handover of medical supplies from the United States Northern Command to the Ministry of Health - Jun 24, 2021 - 10:25:45 AM

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The Ministry of Health participated today in an official handover of donated medical supplies from the United States Northern Command in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Health. 

In attendance were the Minister of Health, the Honourable Renward Wells, Acting Permanent Secretary Siobhan Deane, Acting Director of Nursing, Gina Dean, Hospital Administrator, Mary Walker and other Ministry of Health officials...
News : International : Caribbean News
Africa in My Skin by Dominican Republic poet Rafael Nino Féliz, published as trilingual edition - Jun 14, 2021 - 8:05:45 AM

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África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau by Rafael Nino Féliz has just been published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). 

The title of the book, its cover design images, coupled with the nature of the poems as a travelogue, may border on the provocative in the poet’s homeland, said Lasana M. Sekou, HNP’s projects director. Féliz is a Dominican Republic poet who has served as Vice-Chancellor of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD)...
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Pandemic is pushing Latin America and the Caribbean more off track in ending child labour - Jun 11, 2021 - 1:25:42 PM

A new report by ILO and UNICEF highlights the continued progress in the fight against child labour in the region in recent years, but given the current context of the COVID-19 crisis, both organizations call for immediate measures to avoid a greater setback...
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CDEMA and CDB partner to enhance Emergency Data Collection Capacity in the Caribbean - Jun 10, 2021 - 9:43:23 PM

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The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Regional Training Centre and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) collaborated to host a webinar on the application of KoBoToolbox, a data collection and management tool widely used in humanitarian emergencies. The virtual event was held on June 9th, 2021 and chaired by Richardo Aiken, CDB Community Development Specialist, with a total of 220 persons from CDEMA Participating States, CDB Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), and Canada registered...
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CROSQ Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals through Accreditation - Jun 9, 2021 - 9:45:44 AM

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Regional frameworks, like the Caribbean Cooperation for Accreditation that links the services of quality professionals with the businesses that really need their assistance to become accredited or certified, can go a long way toward achieving aspects of sustainability in CARICOM

This is the view of Technical Officer, Accreditation and Conformity Assessment with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ), Mr. Stephen Farquharson...
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U.S. Embassy Flies Pride Flag for Month of June - Jun 2, 2021 - 10:51:46 AM

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On the morning of June 1, 2021, the United States Embassy in Nassau raised the rainbow Pride Flag to honor the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons in The Bahamas and around the world. During the month of June—which is celebrated as LGBTQI+ Pride Month in the United States—the widely recognized rainbow flag will fly from the flagpole of the U.S. Embassy in Downtown Nassau, and at the Chief of Mission Residence on Sanford Road. (Note that LGBTQI+ refers to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex persons.)...
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Slow tourism industry recovery underscores need for key reforms in Caribbean: IDB report - May 17, 2021 - 12:45:31 PM

The extreme uncertainty surrounding the tourism recovery in the Caribbean highlights the importance of boosting innovation and supporting transformations that align tourism destinations and products with post-pandemic global demand trends...
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Ti Koko and Kush Kush go to school with children of the Virgin Islands - May 17, 2021 - 8:45:18 AM

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Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia G. Turnbull is now on the School Reading List for Grade 4 students, said Janice George Harris, Education Officer for Language Arts and Theatre in the Ministry of Education, Tortola, Virgin Islands.

 “The progress of this excellent storybook published in the Caribbean has landed it in the curriculum of the Virgin Islands,” said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi (HNP), the book’s publisher in St. Martin...
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Republic Bank brings relief to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. - May 12, 2021 - 8:34:20 PM

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On Friday April 9th, 2021, the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines declared a state of emergency and an order for evacuation of residents in the high-risk areas, described as the red and orange zones, as the island was threatened by intensified volcanic activity at La Soufriere.   Republic Bank immediately activated a local crisis management team to strategize and mitigate the likely impact of situation.  No doubt, having to deal with a natural disaster during a pandemic is no easy task...

As an indigenous Caribbean financial institution who cares about our people, the bank took a collective approach from the get-go to respond and within a matter of days...
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PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC Charitable Foundation donate $100,000 to St. Vincent volcano relief efforts - May 5, 2021 - 5:04:44 PM

PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC Charitable Foundation have collectively donated $100,000 to disaster relief and recovery efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

On 9 April 2021, the La Soufriere volcano erupted, sending ash and gas plumes miles into the sky and affecting neighbouring islands.The disaster has displaced about 20,000 people...
News : International
State Department Travel Advisory for The Bahamas Updated to Level 4 - Apr 21, 2021 - 10:30:09 AM

The U.S. Travel Advisory for The Bahamas is now Level 4: Do Not Travel. We encourage travelers to read the entire Travel Advisory.

As travelers face ongoing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Department has updated its Travel Advisories in general to better reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) science-based Travel Health Notices...
News : International : Caribbean News
CRFM announces release of second edition Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Management Plan - Apr 16, 2021 - 3:27:29 PM

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The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) today announced immediate availability of The Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Management Plan 2020-2025 (ECFFMP 2020-2025).

“We see the ECFFMP 2020-2025 as contributing to efficient fishing activities within an economically viable and competitive small-scale fisheries sector. This should engender a comfortable standard of living for those who depend on flyingfish...
News : International : Caribbean News
CDEMA deploys DDSA team to assist in the La Soufriere Volcano Emergency Relief Efforts - Apr 15, 2021 - 1:50:43 PM

CDEMA deployed a Detailed Damage Sectoral Analysis (DDSA) team on April 14, 2021 in support of the humanitarian efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines following the explosive eruptions of La Soufriere volcano that commenced on April 9, 2021. The DDSA team will support the government by providing an assessment of key sectors and guidance towards estimating needs and associated costs, which will inform the relief and recovery efforts...
News : International : Caribbean News
Saint Lucia extends deepest condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip - Apr 9, 2021 - 10:58:08 AM

Saint Lucia Extends Deepest Condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip
The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet extended condolences to the entire Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom...
News : International
Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health by the US Embassy Charge d'Affaires - Apr 8, 2021 - 9:45:11 PM

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The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce that Mrs. Usha E. Pitts, the newly appointed United States Chargé d’Affaires paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Renward R. Wells,

M.P., today Thursday, 8th April, 2021, in the Conference Room of the Headquarters at the Ministry of Health...


News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Simultaneously Deploys Electoral Observation Missions in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia - Apr 5, 2021 - 9:37:56 AM

The Organization of American States (OAS) deployed electoral observation missions in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, where elections will be held on April 11...
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