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...
Mrs Bernadette Christie given Surprise Party in Atlanta
- Sep 18, 2014 - 1:10:50 AM
ATLANTA, Georgia -
Bernadette Christie, First Lady of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
received “the shock of her life” when she was given a surprise
pre-birthday party during her visit to Atlanta, Georgia. Under the guise
of being a guest at a party for someone else, she and her sister Paula
walked into the home of friend Denise Harrod, only to be greeted by
staff of the Bahamas Consulate General’s Office and Bahamas Tourist
Office singing “Happy Birthday Mrs. Christie”.
The First Lady was
led into a main area by friend, civil rights activist and broadcasting
legend Xernona Clayton, where she found cakes honoring her. She also
took time to greet Bahamian children whose parents are attached to the
Consulate Office. After mixing and mingling, guests dined on a meal...
Quotable Caribbean: Eric Adams, Earle Bethel, Karolin Troubetzky, and more...
- Sep 16, 2014 - 1:19:42 PM
13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, New Yorkers stand
united in their remembrance for the thousands of lives we lost, in
their gratitude for the heroes who have toiled to keep our city and
nation safe, as well as in their commitment to embracing diversity over
division. As a first responder at Ground Zero on that fateful day, I
will never lose focus on what is most important: the safety and security
of my city, including all who reside in it. Let us recommit to
advancing our emergency preparedness, in every capacity. Moreover, let
us tap into that incredible spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood we
showed in the weeks after 9/11, heeding President Obama's call to make
this a call to service in our communities." - Eric Adams, Brooklyn
High Commissioner Bethel Promotes Bahamian Culture in UK
- Sep 16, 2014 - 1:09:40 PM
London, England - His Excellency Eldred
Bethel along with Mayor of Maidstone Councillor Richard Thick opened the
12th annual Maidstone Mela Festival in Kent, England over the weekend.
The two day cultural festival at Mote Park attracted up to 15 thousand
people. On Mote Park, festival goers enjoyed music, dance and food from
around the globe. The stage programme included diverse cultural groups
from steel pan musicians, to Bollywood entertainment, African dancers
and Nepalese music. In addition to performances there were more than 25
stalls serving up delicacies from different countries.
Commissioner Bethel in thanking the Mayor and the city for their warm
hospitality, promoted The Bahamas’ upcoming Junkanoo Carnival...
Bahamas Consulate General New York Family Fun Day Picnic - Oct 11th
- Sep 15, 2014 - 9:44:25 AM
Dear Bahamians, Bahamian-Americans, and Friends of The Bahamas,
Independence celebration Family Fun Day Picnic which was scheduled to
take place on July 12, 2014 is now rescheduled for October 11, 2014 at
the same venue.
Riverbank State Park 679 Riverside Drive (145th at Broadway) New york, NY 10031
Kindly note that all attending may bring food (hot dogs
hamburgers, rolls, buns), soft drinks, water, games and etc. Please
share the flyer with nationals. We hope to have a wonderful time...
TCI Receives Final Country Poverty Assessment Report
- Sep 11, 2014 - 8:36:31 PM
The Caribbean Development Bank Social Sector Division officially
handed over the final Country Poverty Assessment Report to the Turks and
Caicos Government today, Thursday, 11 September 2014.
The report showed that the proportion of people living in poverty in
the islands has reduced. In 2012, 22 percent of the population and 16
percent of households
were living in poverty, compared to 26 percent and 18 percent
respectively in 1999. However, due to the greatly increased population,
the absolute number
of poor people in 2012 (6,800), rose from the 1999 figure (3,900)...
Caribbean Export Launches the Regional Investor of the Year Award 2014
- Sep 11, 2014 - 2:26:34 PM
Bridgetown, Barbados - The Caribbean Export
Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Caribbean Association of
Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) have announced the 2nd hosting of
the Caribbean’s Regional Investor of the Year Awards 2014 (RIYA 2014).
2014 is a prestigious and unique annual award programme that seeks to
recognize and salute the achievement of pan-Caribbean foreign and local
investors. These investors have demonstrated exceptional business
practices, economic achievements and investments across the Caribbean.
The awards recognize the contribution of not only foreign but also local
investors, to improving the region’s investment climate...
PAHO urges countries to eliminate mosquito breeding sites to prevent the spread of dengue and chikungunya
- Sep 11, 2014 - 12:21:09 PM
Washington, D.C. - (PAHO/WHO) — The Pan
American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is
urging member countries that have mosquitoes that transmit dengue and
chikungunya to step up their vector-control efforts and prepare for a
possible increase in patients suffering from these diseases.
recommendations come as the peak transmission season for dengue
approaches and following local transmission of chikungunya in a number
countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Since the beginning
of this year, countries in the Americas have reported nearly 850,000
cases of dengue and 470 deaths from severe dengue. Between December 2013
and 5 September 2014, 650,000 cases of chikungunya, including 37
deaths, were reported in the region...
Barack Obama's speech on combating ISIS and terrorism
- Sep 11, 2014 - 12:51:41 AM
The United States president delivered a prime-time televised
address to the American people on September 10th on his efforts to go after the ISIS group
in Iraq and Syria.
Here is the full speech transcript:
fellow Americans — tonight, I want to speak to you about what the
United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and
ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.
Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American
people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the
fight to terrorists who threaten our country. We took out Osama bin
Laden and much of al Qaeda’s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
We’ve targeted ...
Guy Harvey Adds His Distinctive Touch to Miami Dolphins and Bud Light “Fins Boat” Sweepstakes
- Sep 10, 2014 - 5:21:14 PM
DAVIE, FL - Wrapped in a custom Guy Harvey
marine wildlife design featuring the Miami Dolphins logo and Bud
Light—the favorite beer of NFL fans—a brand new $140,000 SeaVee 290 with
trailer highlights the “Fins Boat” Sweepstakes program this season.
29-foot fishing boat and trailer, including two Mercury OptiMax 200 HP
motors and Simrad Yachting Marine Electronics is the Grand Prize
package. Six additional monthly winners will each receive a duffel bag
of sponsor prizes. Drawing for the boat is scheduled for March 2015.
fans can go to www.dolphins.com/boat and the SeaVee Facebook page at
http://tinyurl.com/seavee to register to win or text BOAT to 347347. In
person, they can register at the boat display at the Progressive
Insurance Miami International Boat Show in February or Miami Dolphins
home game days at the boat display outside of the stadium. Fans can
register a maximum of 10 times per method...
Justice Adderley calls on Ambassador Newry in Washington
- Sep 10, 2014 - 12:51:33 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- His
Lordship the Honourable Mr. Justice K. Neville Adderley of The Bahamas Court of
Appeal along with his wife Mrs. Aramintha Adderley and daughter Mrs. Nadia
Adderley-Trider paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry,
Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220
Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
visit to the Embassy, they paid a courtesy call on Mrs. Paulette Zonicle,
Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., at the Consular Annex, 1025 Vermont
Washington Embassy guests enjoy "A Night in The Bahamas"
- Sep 9, 2014 - 12:29:53 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A
heavy downpour of rain during the early evening forced organizers to
move the opening of the event under a tent erected on the patio outside
the conference room of the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts
Avenue, N.W., but that did not prevent some 100 guests from enjoying “A
Night In The Bahamas” on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
of fun, food and dancing was organized by THINGS TO DO DC, which bills
itself as “the premier social and networking organization for young
professionals.” Similar events are periodically sponsored by the
organization at various Embassies in Washington, D.C.
Bahamas Hon. Consul Michael Fountain introduced to the Chicago Community
- Sep 9, 2014 - 12:18:38 PM
Chicago, ILLINOIS --
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell
introduced Michael Fountain the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Honorary
Consul for the Mid-Western United States to the Chicago Community at a
reception, Friday, September 5, 2014.
Mitchell said Mr. Fountain was presented with his official commission
making him the first Honorary Consul for The Bahamas in Chicago, serving
the mid-western states of the United States of America. The states
include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
North and South Dakota and Wisconsin...
Bahamian takes part in historic NYC climate change march
- Sep 19, 2014 - 8:19:03 AM
Joseph Darville, education director of the
fast-growing social and environmental advocacy movement Save The Bays,
has been invited to represent The Bahamas at a historic stand against
the dire threat that climate change poses to the future of the planet.
People’s Climate March will take place this Sunday, when masses of
earth’s citizens are expected to gather more than 2,000 events around
the world to call for climate change to be reversed for the sake of
Amanyara Funded Learning Centre Unveiled At Oseta Jolly Primary
- Sep 18, 2014 - 2:12:43 PM
TURKS & CAICOS -
Oseta Jolly Primary School (OJPS) officially opened the doors to its
state of the art learning centre on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.
inauguration of the OJPS ‘Peaceful Place’ learning centre is the result
of a joint venture by the school and the staff of the Amanyara Resort
on Providenciales to provide
the 530 students ranging from ages
4 to 13 years, material that will improve study skills, knowledge, and understanding of the world at large;
an opportunity for
teachers to explore a wealth of information for projects and assignments
an independent approach to learning, helping
learners to succeed in
a knowledge and information based society...
OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism Released Report on Jamaica
- Sep 17, 2014 - 2:37:05 PM
The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up
Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention
against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States
(OAS) adopted the Jamaica report on the implementation of this treaty in
the framework of the Fourth Round of Review of the Mechanism, during
its Twenty-Fourth Meeting held at the headquarters of the hemispheric
institution in Washington, D.C.
The report provides a review of
oversight bodies in Jamaica with the responsibility for the prevention,
detection, punishment and eradication of acts of corruption. In this
regard, the report examines the Office of the Contractor General; the
Integrity Commission; the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption,
and the Auditor General’s Department...