OAS Anticorruption Mechanism Holds On-Site Visit to The Bahamas
- Oct 1, 2014 - 2:14:24 PM
Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism of the Organization of
American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to The Bahamas from
September 23 to 25 with the country’s consent, as part of the analysis
that the mechanism carries out in accordance with the
methodology adopted by consensus among its member countries.
The Commission of the Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption
was made up of Tatiana Gutiérrez Delgado, Lead Expert of Costa Rica to
the Committee of Experts of the MESICIC and Public Ethics Prosecutor in
the Attorney General’s Office, and
Rodrigo Silva, Officer in the Department of Legal Cooperation of the
OAS General Secretariat...
LPM Challenges Dr Kenny Anthony’s Claim of Economic Growth
- Oct 1, 2014 - 1:59:33 PM
CASTRIES, St Lucia – The Lucian
People’s Movement (LPM) is aware that tourism-related construction
development is one of the primary potential economic fixes on the
However, after listening to Dr Kenny Anthony’s interview
with Daher Broadcasting Service (DBS) reporter Kendal Burton, titled
“Road to Recovery,” the leader of the LPM, Therold Prudent, believes
that Saint Lucians are being misled by Dr Anthony’s remark that “the
tourism sector is stabilising and showing signs of growth...”
High Commissioner Bethel and BMA Joins IMO Secretary General in Celebrating World Maritime Day
- Oct 1, 2014 - 11:45:37 AM
Maritime Organization celebrated World Maritime Day 2014 and marked the
occasion with a diplomatic reception at its London headquarters. His
Excellency High Commissioner Eldred Bethel and Bahamas Maritime
Authority Director Mr Davy Rolle at the event congratulated Secretary
General Koji Sekimizu for the work of the IMO.
Bethel who is the diplomatic head responsible for the Bahamas Maritime
Authority London said that The Bahamas continues to be committed to the
success of the International Maritime Organization as its work in
international shipping is unparalleled and continues to have an impact
on countries all over the world.
CDC confirms Dallas patient first Ebola case in U.S.
- Sep 30, 2014 - 5:35:36 PM
U.S. Federal health officials have
confirmed that a patient being treated at the Texas Health Presbyterian
Hospital Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.
The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States.
hospital said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms
and travel history suggested the patient may have Ebola.
A CDC press conference on first Ebola case diagnosed in US at 5:30PM ET.
Caribbean Designers to Showcase at Dominicana Moda 2014
- Sep 30, 2014 - 5:01:05 PM
BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export),
under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) supports six (6) regional
designers to be part of Dominicana Moda 2014 (DM2014) in the Dominican
The Agency is pleased to support Kimya Glasgow of St.
Vincent & the Grenadines, who specialises in eco-luxury Resort wear;
Heather Jones International of Trinidad & Tobago, which produces
hand-painted silk chiffon garments; Christian Boucaud Designs, also of
Trinidad & Tobago, which creates custom resort wear garments; Jean
Yves Marchand of Haiti, who specialises in ready to wear clothing and
Reve Jewelry and Accessories of Jamaica, who creates luxury, hand-made
Caribbean Export contributes towards strengthening trade relations between The Caribbean and China
- Sep 30, 2014 - 1:12:20 PM
Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) supported a
contingent of representatives from four (4) of the Region’s Business
Support Organisations (BSOs) to participate in the 8th China LAC
Business Summit that was held in Changsha, China between September
The mission to China led by the Honourable Minister
Donville Inniss, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce
and Small Business Development for Barbados sought to build relations,
discover new potential trading partners and promote the Caribbean for
viable investment opportunities. Speaking at the China LAC Summit,
Minister Inniss noted that the areas for future cooperation between
China and the Caribbean included financial services, logistics, tourism
and hotel development, agribusiness and infrastructure development...
Hong Kong Tourism Board warns HK visitors to stay away from protest areas
- Sep 30, 2014 - 12:31:18 AM
business travelers from all over the world and currently visiting Hong
Kong are witnessing protests unseen since the city was given back to the
People’s Republic of China by the British.
A Chinese tourist
from the mainland commented on the ongoing protests in Hong Kong: "It’s
very inconvenient. We are tourists; we came here to shop.” ETN reader
Bea asks: "Does anyone have a movie suggestion for me? I’m bored in my
Hong Kong hotel room."
Instead of tourists taking photos,
visiting museums, or shopping in the center of Kowloon, they are meeting
tens of thousands of young protesters...
Bahamian man missing in Florida has been Found
- Sep 29, 2014 - 8:36:25 PM
Missing Bahamian man in Miami has been found after 72 hours! His sister
Bianca extends her thanks to all who shared the story. Their mother was
in hospital and it is believed he may have went to look for her. Please,
allow them to reunite.
Original story below.
(September 28th) Florida news stations and police are reporting a missing Bahamian man...
Travel Industry Veteran to Receive CMEx Leadership Award
- Sep 29, 2014 - 4:03:25 PM
MIAMI, Florida - Travel and tourism industry veteran Horace Hord
will receive the 2014 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Award
next month in Miami.
Organizers announced that Hord will receive
the honor at an awards presentation during the second annual Evenings of
Excellence series, sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, on Tuesday,
October 21, 2014.
The empowering event will be held at the
Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark (2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar,
Florida), a venue created to celebrate creativity and diversity within
the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.
CMEx selected Hord in
recognition of his sterling commitment to the development and promotion
of tourism in the Caribbean region. Another recipient will soon be
announced for the Miami event...
Noted Caribbean Financial Services Expert, Dr Robert Mathavious to Address CRCA 2014 Delegates
- Sep 29, 2014 - 11:56:28 AM
TORONTO, Canada –
Delegates to the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association CRCA 2014
conference, November 13 – 15, 2014 at Maria’s By The Sea are invited to
join Dr. Robert Mathavious, Managing Director of the BVI Financial
Services Commission as he explores the partnership that must exist
between the regulator and the compliance officer to ensure compliance
within the new regulatory landscape for global business.
Dr Mathavious is only one of the many noted speakers scheduled to speak at this years’ Caribbean regional conference.
Other speakers include...
Concluding Statement of the Meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group
- Sep 29, 2014 - 11:48:42 AM
Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) held its forty-fourth
meeting in New York, on 26 September 2014. The following is the
meeting was chaired by Hon. Bernard K. Membe, Minister of Foreign
Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Republic of
Tanzania. It was also attended by Hon. Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Cyprus; Hon Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Guyana; Hon. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Foreign
Affairs of India; Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New
Zealand (Vice Chair); Hon Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister of
Pakistan on National Security and Foreign Affairs; Hon. Dr Samura
Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs...
Nassau chefs participate in Haiti Food & Spirits Festival
- Sep 25, 2014 - 10:29:19 PM
resident and Executive Pastry Chef at the One&Only Resort on
Paradise Island, Angel Ramirez Betancourt, who is known locally for his
amazing dessert creations is in Haiti to participate with other
international chefs in the September 26th-October 5th event, the Haiti Food & Spirits Festival.
Also attending from Bahamas is Gray Cliff chocolatier, Chef Erika Davis.
et Saveurs Lakay is the brain child of a young Chef Stephan Berrouet
Durand, who after 20 years came back to his home country with the idea
of helping with the development of Haiti’s gastronomy and putting
Haitian Culinary and hospitality talents in the forefront. Haiti has
never been recognized as a culinary destination let alone been known for
its Chefs. It was time to change it all.
After meeting with now
friend and colleague Chef Jean-Luc Grabowski, old friend Didier
Hyppolite supporting this idea, he would take the chance
Grand Bahama hosts 2nd Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
- Sep 24, 2014 - 8:52:32 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
The Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) a regional endowment fund
established in September 2012 with its corporate office in The Bahamas,
held its 2nd Annual Meeting of the Fund in Freeport, Grand Bahama,
September 24, 2014. The CBF has the objective to provide a sustainable
flows of funds to support activities that contribute substantially to
the conservation, protection and maintenance of biodiversity within the
national protected areas, systems or any other areas of environmental
significance, of its participating countries. The CBF is the first
regional endowment that will channel support to multiple National
Conservation Trust Funds (NCTFs) established in participating countries...
Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada hosts reception at TIFF
- Sep 22, 2014 - 10:15:10 AM
Toronto - H.E. Dr. Calsey Johnson was
Patron of a Private Reception honouring a young Bahamian Filmmaker, Mr.
Kareem Mortimer and Bahamian Films during the Toronto International Film
Festival. This event, held on Thursday, 11 September 2014, not only
celebrated the work of Kareem Mortimer but also those of emerging
Bahamian artists and strengthened the ties between the filmmaking
community in The Bahamas and Canada.
In attendance were a number
of producers and filmmakers as well as Bahamians living in Canada and
provided a great opportunity for Canadians and Bahamians to learn more
about investment potentials in the filmmaking industry in The Bahamas...
Bahamas High Commissioner in Toronto hosts Bahamian Meet and Greet
- Sep 21, 2014 - 10:45:46 AM
Toronto - The Bahamas High Commissioner to
Canada – H.E. Dr. Calsey Johnson recently hosted a Meet and Greet with
Bahamian residents and students in Toronto on 12 September 2014.
120 Bahamians attended the event held at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel
Downtown, where the High Commissioner addressed the audience, bringing
greetings from the Prime Minister, Hon. Perry G. Christie, and Minister
of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Fred A. Mitchell...
Four awarded Chevening Scholars in Bahamas and Jamaica
- Sep 19, 2014 - 3:08:16 PM
Three Jamaicans and
one Bahamian have been awarded the 2014/2015 Chevening Scholarships to
pursue post-graduate studies in the UK.
What is the Chevening Scholarship?
Chevening programme has, over 30 years, provided more than 40,000
Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions in the UK for postgraduate
students or researchers from countries across the world. Chevening
scholarships are prestigious and sought after awards aimed at extremely
capable individuals who have already made an impact and are motivated to
pursue a career that will take them to a position of leadership within
their own country or region.
Bahamas Embassy makes Canada connections on business tour in Alberta and British Colombia
- Sep 19, 2014 - 2:59:56 PM
H.E. Dr. Calsey Johnson, High Commissioner for the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas participated in a business trip to Grande Prairie,
Alberta and Dawson Creek, British Colombia from 7-10 September 2014. The business tour was organized by Embassy
Connections Canada in collaboration with the First Nations Committee of the
Canadian Parliament and the British Colombia Caucus of the Governing
The tour provided High Commissioner the opportunity to
expand his business contacts in Alberta and British Colombia and to promote
Producer Will Packer, Consul General Rolle, and Bahamas Tourism give Bahamian filmmaker opportunity to “Ride Along” on film set
- Sep 19, 2014 - 9:58:52 AM
ATLANTA, Georgia -
When the movie Ride Along 2 rides into theaters, a member of the Bahamas
Actors and Filmmakers Association will be able to boast behind the
scene experience, after being allowed on set thanks to an initiative by
Consul General Randy E. Rolle, the Ministry of Tourism and moviemaker
Rolle, who is the Consul General for The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas to Atlanta and surrounding States invited
Bahamians in the film industry to submit their credentials...
Violence in the Caribbean data produced by CIM
- Sep 19, 2014 - 8:32:51 AM
As part of the 20th Anniversary of the
adoption of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment
and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belem do Para),
the CIM, in partnership with the Division of Gender Relations of Saint
Lucia will hold the Second OAS Conference and Validation Activity
entitled: Evaluating National Initiatives and Producing Comparative Data
on Violence against Women for the OECS States. This conference will be
in Saint Lucia from September 23rd to September 24th, 2014 to present
the results of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
sub-regional review conducted on state and civil society programmes to
address violence against women within the last decade...
The Cove, Eleuthera selected for the 2014 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards
- Sep 18, 2014 - 10:10:05 AM
Eleuthera, The Bahamas –
Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for more than 75
years, today announced that The Cove, Eleuthera Resort and Spa has been
recognized as a 2014 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winner. This distinction
designates The Cove, Eleuthera as an outstanding hotel as selected by
Fodor’s editors and travel experts, recognizing high style, excellent
service and a remarkable experience for guests.
Fodor’s Travel invites their roster of 500 global contributors to
nominate the best hotels in the destinations they live and write in.
Fodor’s senior editorial team deliberated on over 4,000 Fodor’s Choice
picks, poring over the list for months and narrowing their top
selections into eight categories...