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Chinese top political advisor meets Bahamas senate head - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:28:12 PM

BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said here Friday that China is ready to further lift the level of cooperation with the Bahamas.

Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC), said in a meeting with Bahamas President of Senate Sharon Wilson that China-Bahamas relations are at the best level in history.

Yu said since Chinese President Xi's historic visit to the Caribbean last year, bilateral relations have made continuous progress...
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Bahamian Elected as Vice Chairperson of 69th Session of UN General Assembly - Oct 29, 2014 - 11:19:56 PM

NEW YORK -- Mrs. Tishka Francis, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the United Nations, has been elected to serve as Vice Chairperson of the Second Committee of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Second Committee is a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly that deals with Economic, Financial and Environmental matters. The Committee has a normative function, pronouncing on key and emerging international sustainable development issues and providing the foundation for the Body’s operational activities in related areas...
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OAS Member States Approved the Organization's Budget for the 2015- 2016 Biennium - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:53:35 PM

The Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), gathered today at the 48th Special General Assembly unanimously approved the the Program Budget of the regular fund of the Hemispheric Organization for the 2015-2016 biennium, which assigns a total of 84.324 million dollars annually for the operation and implementation of the institution’s activities.

The General Assembly, which took place today in the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, was led by the Permanent Representative of Chile to the OAS, Ambassador Juan Pablo Lira, who chairs the Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CAAP) of the Permanent Council. Ambassador Lira welcomed the adoption of the resolution stating that "after intense and fruitful discussions, we have achieved a consensus document..."
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Bahamian Entrepreneur Participates in U.S. State Dept. Exchange to Promote Social Entrepreneurship - Oct 29, 2014 - 6:01:16 PM

On October 28, Mr. Jaime Lewis, founder and president of Islandz Tours, paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson following his recent participation in the U.S. Department of State sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program, “Changemakers: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.” from August 10 - 29, 2014. The professional exchange program focused on government initiatives that support civic engagement and innovation.

Through his tourism company, Mr. Lewis works directly with local entrepreneurs to promote tourism, The Bahamas’ leading industry. During the meeting with Chargé Johnson, Mr. Lewis discussed how he will apply his experiences from the professional exchange in the United States to make a positive impact in The Bahamas.

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Consul General Randy E. Rolle Returns Home to Inspire Youth - Oct 29, 2014 - 5:49:41 PM

Bimini, The Bahamas - When Randy E. Rolle left his native Bimini, the island was known as the place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote portions of his Nobel Prize winning speech and Ernest Hemingway got the inspiration for his classic The Old Man and The Sea. Located just 60 miles off the Florida coast, the tiny north western Bahamian island still lures stars to steal away for sail fishing and day trips.

Randy E. Rolle, now the Consul General for The Bahamas to Atlanta and surrounding states, found himself a hometown hero on his most recent trip to the island. He was taking part in the nation’s Diplomatic Week and his visit with students from Gateway Christian Academy and the Louise McDonald High School was nothing short of inspiring. In addition...
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Ambassador Newry signs book of condolences for H.E. Carlos Morales - Oct 29, 2014 - 2:05:10 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, signs the book of condolences to H.E. Carlos Morales Troncoso, former Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, on Tuesday, October 28, at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, 1715 22nd Street, N.W.  Ambassador Newry also delivered a Diplomatic Note on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Morales Troncoso, who died on Saturday, October 25, was Vice President of the Dominican Republic from 1986 to 1994 and its Foreign Minister from 2004 to 2014. Former Foreign Minister Morales Troncoso was instrumental in facilitating recent agreements with The Bahamas regarding trade and proactive measures against illegal fishing by Dominican nationals...
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Commonwealth Secretary-General mourns death of Zambian President Michael Sata - Oct 29, 2014 - 1:56:32 PM

29 October 2014 - Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has expressed sympathy and his sense of loss at the death of Zambian President Michael Sata.

He said: "I have received with great sadness the news that President Sata of Zambia passed away earlier today. On behalf of the Commonwealth family I extend heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Zambia. Our thoughts are with them, and particularly with the family of President Sata in this time of grieving and loss."

The Secretary-General said that he was struck by President Sata's commitment to improving the lives of the people of Zambia, and to the cause of advancing sustainable development more widely in the Commonwealth...
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Bahamas Well Represented In Marine Corps Marathon - Oct 29, 2014 - 10:47:15 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bahamas was well represented in the 39th annual U.S. Marine Corps marathon held in the Washington, D.C., area on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

About 30,000 runners started the race in Arlington, Virginia, and ended the 26.2-mile run at the Marine Corps War Memorial near Rosslyn, Virginia. The course of the marathon, one of the largest marathons in the United State, covers the National Mall between the historic Lincoln Memorial and U.S. Capitol, passing many iconic landmarks, including the Washington Monument and the Smithsonians. Race organizers said runners represented 59 countries and each branch of the U.S. armed forces...
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Commonwealth launches Young Professionals Programme - Oct 28, 2014 - 1:50:48 PM

Young people across the Commonwealth given opportunity to help shape the work and priorities of a leading international organisation.

28 October 2014 - The Commonwealth Secretariat announced today the launch of a Young Professionals Programme as part of its ongoing commitment to youth development and empowerment.

Qualified young people from Commonwealth member countries will be given the opportunity to contribute to the Commonwealth’s work in international development and democracy, and to build their skills in its culturally diverse, professional environment...
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2014 Cyber Security Summit: Transatlantic Dialog between Business and Politics - Oct 27, 2014 - 12:17:47 PM

The digital protection of companies and states, as well as innovations for increased cyber security are in the spotlight

For the third Cyber Security Summit, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and Deutsche Telekom will bring together representatives of the Federal Government, EU, NATO, US Government, and international leading companies. The summit taking place in Bonn on November 3 is inspired by the transatlantic dialog and digital defense cooperation between states and companies. With regard to the conflicting priorities of data privacy and data protection on the one hand and the need for intelligence and prevention on the other hand, the participants will also discuss the protection...
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Dr Josephine Ojiambo as Deputy Secretary-General (Political) at the Commonwealth Secretariat - Oct 24, 2014 - 9:40:33 AM

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today announced the appointment of Dr Josephine Ojiambo as Deputy Secretary-General (Political) at the Commonwealth Secretariat, overseeing the political, human rights, rule of law, and communications work of the Secretariat.

Dr Ojiambo comes to the Commonwealth Secretariat from the United Nations Population Fund where she has been serving as Chief of the Executive Board and External Relations Branch with responsibility for intergovernmental relations, and also for building strategic relations with UN agencies, civil society and the private sector. She was formerly Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations.
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Dame Marguerite Honoured in London - Oct 23, 2014 - 10:00:27 PM

The Bahamas High Commission London honoured Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling after her Investiture at Buckingham Palace Tuesday, October 14th.

Dame Marguerite was welcomed to Bahamas House by His Excellency Eldred Bethel and Mrs Dawne Bethel, a host of Bahamians, dignitaries and international friends of The Bahamas at the reception in her honour.

Dame Marguerite was invested with the Insignia of a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by ...

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U.S. State Department Issues Worldwide Caution - Oct 23, 2014 - 4:46:49 PM

Worldwide Caution Issued From The Department of State

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to incre ase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated April 10, 2014.

The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas...
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Young Bahamian Entrepreneur Innovates in Atlanta - Oct 23, 2014 - 12:46:22 PM

ATLANTA, Georgia -  Little would one suspect to hear a 5-year old student at a charter school in Atlanta, Georgia screaming at the top of her voice: “Where is BahamaMan?!” But it is happening; and it is happening more and more at a growing number of kindergarten and elementary schools in the Atlanta area.

BahamaMan© is a story book character created by Tyrone Sawyer II, a standout Bahamian track & field athlete, and his wife Jemima. Under the aegis of their company, Aunt Jemima’s Playhouse LLC, the Sawyers have introduced a fun, innovative way to reach children between two and twelve years old, which is widely considered to be the most vital stage of their development. Aunt Jemima’s Playhouse is a cultural children’s...
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Canada's Prime Minister Statement on Attack in Ottawa - Oct 22, 2014 - 10:44:22 PM

CANADA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks:

“My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil.

“Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.

“Corporal Cirillo was killed today – murdered in cold blood – as he provided a ceremonial Honour Guard at Canada’s National War Memorial.

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IBA publishes business and human rights guidance for bar associations and lawyers - Oct 22, 2014 - 7:03:44 PM

Business and Human Rights Working Group has published guidance for bar associations and business lawyers on the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (‘Guiding Principles’) – the first guidance of its kind since the UN Human Rights Council endorsement of the Guiding Principles in 2011.
Released in draft form today, the IBA Guidance is divided into two working documents, one for bar associations (11 pages) and the other for business lawyers practising as in-house counsel and in law firms (60 pages).

The main aims of the Guidance for Bar Associations are to...

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CDEMA On the Threat of Ebola Virus to the Caribbean Region - Oct 21, 2014 - 7:34:55 PM

The World Health Organization (2014) has declared an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as ongoing in Western Africa; with Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea being the most seriously affected.

To date, there have been over 8,000 cases reported with over 4,000 deaths (WHO 2014). Recent cases of the virus being contracted in Spain and the United States of America have also been reported.

As a result, the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is disseminating this correspondence to its Participating States in order to provide basic information about the virus and to strongly encourage the adoption of a position...

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(Video) Nassau Chef Gives Taste of The Bahamas on NBC Atlanta - Oct 17, 2014 - 2:25:37 PM

ATLANTA, Georgia - The metro Atlanta area got a chance to see how to cook a Bahamian meal when Maurice Randal appeared as guest on a top rated NBC affiliate show. Randal was the featured chef on Atlanta & Company on 11Alive, where he gave hostess Christine Pullora a taste of The Bahamas during the cooking segment.

Over 2 million viewers learned how to make a traditional Bahamian conch salad, Caribbean rice, pineapple fish fillet and chicken as Randal talked about his road from C.C. Sweeting student to Atlanta-based celebrity chef.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the islands,” said Randal. “It was an experience of a lifetime and it was very well received.
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Bahamas Governor General calls on Queen Elizabeth II - Oct 17, 2014 - 12:13:04 AM

LONDON, England - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas attended an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this week and called on Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, October 14th.

Her Excellency was invested with the Insignia of a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.
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Bahamas' Gerald Cash Rhythm and Youth Rake n' Scrape Company performs at the U.N. - Oct 16, 2014 - 9:52:15 PM

NEW YORK -- Under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations and the Organisation of American States OAS), the Gerald Cash Primary School's Rhythm and Youth Rake n' Scrape Company was featured in a concert event at the United Nations' Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

This lunchtime performance of the Company at the United Nations represents another of the cultural events sponsored by the Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the United Nations with a view to bringing greater exposure to the various unique expressions of Bahamian culture in the context...
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