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International and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights meet in Colorado - Oct 15, 2018 - 8:20:42 AM

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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...
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Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States - Oct 14, 2018 - 9:18:59 PM

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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)...
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OAS Permanent Council Commemorated the "Encounter of Two Worlds" - Oct 12, 2018 - 11:22:47 AM


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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.

During 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 native peoples...
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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.

It 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...
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Commonwealth finance ministers explore new strategies to manage disaster risk - Oct 8, 2018 - 1:10:22 PM

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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 countries.

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...
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Consular Annex Hosts Reception For Minister Lloyd - Oct 6, 2018 - 3:28:41 PM

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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 the nation.

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)...
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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...
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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 innovative foods...
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American Cancer Society highlights FMU Bahamian students’ ‘Not on My Campus’ awareness campaign - Oct 2, 2018 - 2:28:32 PM

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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...
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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...
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Saint Lucia Voted Chair Of The Caribbean Tourism Organization - Oct 2, 2018 - 11:44:17 AM

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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.

His 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 (SOTIC)...

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Technical experts discuss updated plan for Eastern Caribbean flyingfish fishery - Oct 1, 2018 - 10:35:14 AM

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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.

The 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...
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Supercharging economic development through South-South collaboration - Sep 29, 2018 - 7:57:15 AM

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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.

The 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...
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The OAS and the Community of Democracies Strengthen Ties of Collaboration for Democratic Sustainability - Sep 28, 2018 - 7:04:59 PM

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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...
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CTO hosts National and Regional Climate Resiliency and Disaster Management Training Workshops - Sep 27, 2018 - 2:41:05 PM

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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.

 “The 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 hurricanes...
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St. Lucia Prime Minister to address United Nations General Assembly - Sep 27, 2018 - 10:05:16 AM

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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 York.

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...
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Gas Pro championing LPG use for Motor Vehicles - Sep 14, 2018 - 11:27:43 AM

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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...
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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 IAEA report.

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...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
The OAS will collaborate with the Superior Electoral Tribunal of the Dominican Republic to implement an election certification system - Sep 10, 2018 - 1:31:18 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of the Dominican Republic will collaborate to implement a quality management system under the ISO standards applied to the electoral process system, in order to provide greater transparency.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, indicated that countries of the region that choose to do a certification of their electoral standards have higher levels of trust in their systems...
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U.S. Embassy Announces 2018 Finalists for the YLAI Professional Fellows Program in the U.S. - Sep 5, 2018 - 12:22:30 PM

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U.S. Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce the three Bahamians selected to participate in the prestigious Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program. The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the initiative and implemented by Meridian International Center.  The program will bring 250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States in September 2018 to collaborate with counterparts in businesses and organizations in 20 cities across the United States...
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