CRFM to advance protocol on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries
- Apr 19, 2018 - 9:50:06 AM
Fisheries officials from Member States of the Caribbean Regional
Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are meeting on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, at
the Montserrat Cultural Centre to review and validate the Draft Protocol
to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in
Fisheries and Aquaculture into the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries
Also attending the one-day meeting are experts from
non-government stakeholders in fisheries/aquaculture, climate change and
disaster risk management...
El Salvador, sixth country to ratify the Inter-American Convention on the protection of the human rights of older persons
- Apr 18, 2018 - 4:48:51 PM
El Salvador today became the sixth country to deposit the instrument of
ratification of the Inter-American Convention on the Protection of the
Human Rights of Older Persons at the headquarters of the Organization of
American States (OAS) in Washington, DC.
Representative of El Salvador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Calles,
highlighted the interest of his government in the social welfare of the
elderly. "El Salvador is pleased to become a state party to the first
binding instrument on the subject at the Inter-American and global
CRFM to convene 16th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Montserrat
- Apr 13, 2018 - 8:53:34 PM
(CRFM)—Once a year, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM),
an inter-governmental organization established to promote and facilitate
the responsible use of the region's fisheries resources, convenes a
meeting of heads of national fisheries authorities from its 17 Member
States. This year, that group of the Caribbean technical experts who
make up the Caribbean Fisheries Forum will meet for two days in
The CRFM will convene the 16th Meeting of the
Caribbean Fisheries Forum on Monday, 16 April and Tuesday, 17 April 2018
at the Montserrat Cultural Centre in Little Bay, Montserrat...
D.C. trade mission heightens awareness of opportunities for trade between U.S. & Bahamas
- Apr 12, 2018 - 2:14:01 PM
A recent trade mission to Washington D.C, unveiled several opportunities
that can benefit both Bahamian and US businesses. The initiative, which
was a collaborative effort between the Government of The Bahamas, The
Bahamas Embassy in Washington D.C. and The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
and Employers Confederation (BCCEC), focused on opportunities to
facilitate cross border trade between the United States and The Bahamas...
Dr. David Allen lectures in Hong Kong
- Apr 10, 2018 - 8:56:48 PM
Dr. David Allen Delivers Guest Lectures at Hong Kong University, Takes
Message of Connection between Shame, Anger, Violence Halfway Round the
Dr. David Allen was just a young boy when he first heard
about messages from The Bahamas. In those days, the message came by way
of a post card with a picture of a beach under shining sun, child
shoveling sand into a bucket and the hastily-scribbled words, ‘Wish you
Haiti to lead the way in revitalizing sister city relationships for the Caribbean
- Apr 9, 2018 - 9:47:02 AM
As the country with the greatest number of sister city relationships in
the Caribbean region, Haiti is set to lead the way in the revitalization
of these relationships and development of new ones.
Caribbean region has 54 sister city relationships, and with the
appointment of a Caribbean Representative of Sister Cities International
in July 2017, initial efforts have been reactivating relationships that
have become dormant, focusing strongly on Haiti...
OECS country advisors trained in DAGS
- Apr 6, 2018 - 10:20:31 AM
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in
cooperation with the European Union commenced a 3-day workshop to train
Country Advisors from OECS countries on the Direct Assistance Grant
Scheme (DAGS) at the Trade Winds Hotel, St. John's, Antigua yesterday,
April 4, 2018.
The Agency announced last month that grant funds
would be provided to CARIFORUM businesses via the DAGS and they would be
accepting proposals from businesses from April 23, 2018...
Greenslade attends service for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Apr 6, 2018 - 9:57:43 AM
H.E. Ellison Greenslade (second from
left), Bahamas High Commissioner to London, is pictured with H.E. Guy Arlington
Kenneth Hewett (left), Barbados High Commissioner to London, and H.E. Tedwin
Herbert (right), Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner to London, at a service
held at Westminster Abbey at noon Wednesday, April 4, 2018, on the 50th
anniversary of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured with
them is a Priest from the Abbey...
Greenslade featured in Diplomat Magazine
- Apr 5, 2018 - 10:07:02 AM
Ellison Greenslade, Bahamas High Commissioner to London, is featured in the
April issue of the Diplomat Magazine in London. His Excellency was interviewed
for the feature by
Ms. Venetia De
Blocq Van Kuffeler at The Bahamas High Commission on
February 20 during a
courtesy call. In a tweet on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, His Excellency noted that
“grateful to the Editor and Publisher of the
Diplomat Magazine, London, for featuring me in the April 2018 edition...
Scholarship for aviation program at Canadian university builds connections
- Apr 4, 2018 - 11:41:51 AM
Vantage Airport Group, which manages operations at both Lynden Pindling
International Airport and Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International
Airport, today introduced the Rob Robichaud Vantage Airport Group
Scholarship in Aviation.
The new scholarship offers CAD 9,000 to
an international student to attend Mount Allison University in Moncton,
New Brunswick, Canada and enter the Bachelor of Science (Aviation)
Grand Available to Caribbean Companies
- Mar 19, 2018 - 12:49:11 PM
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation
with the European Union today announced they are gearing up to provide
grant funds to the CARIFORUM private sector.
“The DAGS is one
of the Agency’s most direct ways of providing support to the CARIFORUM
private sector. This reimbursement grant funding facility is designed
to provide financial assistance to companies that are exporting or have
the potential to export. Under the revised DAGS programme, the ceiling
for grants has increased to 50,000 Euros, with a minimum grant amount of
10,000 Euros” informed Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director,
Bahamas High Commission of Canada hosts homecoming
- Mar 13, 2018 - 7:27:03 PM
More than a decade ago, Keerhan Mullings traded the warm tropical breeze
of Grand Bahama for the chilly, fierce winds of Thunder Bay, Canada.
One of his first memories was the electrical plugs in the parking lot.
It took him a moment to realize that, in this northern Ontario city, it
gets so cold that residents need to plug-in their cars so the motors
Even so, Mullings did not dwell on the weather. Instead, he
was focused on his dreams of becoming a civil engineer and project
CIBC Firstcaribbean appoints new Private Wealth Investment Advisor
- Mar 12, 2018 - 3:15:38 PM
Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean recently announced the appointment of
Mr. Paul Michael Jenkins to the post of Private Wealth Investment
The experienced banking executive will work with CIBC
FirstCaribbean clients in The Cayman Islands, Barbados and the Eastern
Caribbean to provide international investment advice. He has amassed a
significant amount of experience in the area of Private Wealth
Her Majesty The Queen to lead Commonwealth Day celebrations in the United Kingdom
- Mar 8, 2018 - 11:44:37 AM
Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, accompanied by The
Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle and other senior Members
of The Royal Family will attend the Commonwealth Service at Westminster
Abbey on Commonwealth Day – Monday 12th March 2018...
Caribbean Export launch WE-XPORT, Supporting Caribbean Women in Business
- Mar 7, 2018 - 4:15:41 PM
Caribbean Export is now taking applications from Caribbean women-owned
businesses to participate in their newest programme: Women Empowered
through Export or WE-Xport.
At the Hilton Barbados Resort,
Caribbean Export in cooperation with the European Union announced the
commencement of the WE-Xport programme which aims to support Caribbean
women in business to grow their businesses...
Bahamas to grow country’s fisheries/agricultural sectors
- Feb 28, 2018 - 7:24:49 PM
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the
Hon. Renward Wells says he will take advantage of the knowledge-base of
CARICOM Institutions such as the Caribbean Agricultural Research
Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries
Mechanism (CRFM) to re-assert The Bahamas as a major player in the
region’s agricultural sector, while simultaneously expanding marine
exports from The Bahamas.
The latter is of particular significance with regards to possibly
developing the area of the harvesting of pelagic species (open water
fish such as tuna...
7th Annual Public Software Regional Workshop
- Feb 28, 2018 - 2:02:03 PM
The Bahamas hosted the 7th Annual Public Software Regional Workshop February 22 and 23, 2018 at SuperClubs Breezes.
workshop’s main objective was to incorporate the countries of the
Caribbean area into the Regional Collaborative Public Software Mechanism
that is being implemented by the e-Government Network of Latin America
and the Caribbean (Red GEALC), with the support of the Regional Public
Goods Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (BID)...
CIBC's regional Retail Spirit Award winner
- Feb 27, 2018 - 7:39:05 PM
Sally Laing received the shock and honour of a lifetime when she won
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Retail Spirit Award – beating out nominees all
throughout The Bahamas and the entire Caribbean.
“I’m still in
shock and awe because it was really unexpected. I was unaware my team
and colleagues were working behind the scenes to nominate me, so I feel
very happy and privileged,” the Freeport Branch Manager said...
International Black Women's Public Policy Institute's annual Women's Conference
- Feb 27, 2018 - 4:44:43 PM
The International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) will
host its annual International Women’s Conference in Nassau, Bahamas.
Women will convene from all over the world at the beautiful Melia`
Nassau Beach starting Thursday, March 1, 2018 thru March 4, 2018.
year’s conference theme is Expanding the Circle, Expanding the Message,
Expanding the Impact...