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New Int’l Aircraft Registries Reaping ‘Stunning’ Returns - Jan 31, 2015 - 9:47:01 AM

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International aircraft registries continue to boom while The Bahamas continues to plan, says a leading proponent of a Bahamas international aircraft registry.

Senior aviation attorney Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright, who has helped spearhead the movement toward launch of an aircraft registry similar to the Bahamas Ship Registry, said recent news of success of other registries reaffirms how great the demand is and how valuable aviation is to an economy...
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Nurse’s training at cancer conference in Toronto to help impact care of young patients and their families in Barbados - Jan 31, 2015 - 8:41:25 AM

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Bridgetown, Barbados – A nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados (QEH) has returned from the 46th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP 2014) in Canada even more enthused about strategies for the care of children with cancers or blood disorders, their families, and the nurses caring for them.

Virginia Leandre-Broome, one of three nurses from the Caribbean who attended the recent congress, spent a week in Toronto at SIOP 2014 and visited The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to meet with Canadian counterparts, donors, and to tour the Hospital’s facilities...
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New Facebook group page created for Bahamians living in Canada - Jan 30, 2015 - 3:27:22 PM

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A new facebook group page has been created by the editor of The Bahamas Weekly to connect Bahamians, past residents, or friends of The Bahamas, living in Canada.

"As editor of TheBahamasWeekly.com, I am often contacted by people, government or civic groups, who are seeking to make contact with Bahamians," said Robbin Whachell who lives in Vancouver, BC.

"It is my hope that this group will facilitate the sharing of stories, information, and create friendships from sea to shining sea..."
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Quotable Caribbean: Andrew Holness, Rt Hon. Perry Christie, Keith Chin and more... - Jan 30, 2015 - 1:13:42 PM

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"We need to deal with internal issues as internal issues. I am not speaking about them. I am totally focused on getting the party machinery organised for the elections." - Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (Jamaica Observer)

"We in the Government have to maximize use of our assets. This (tourism) industry is about you. It is those in the industry who will guarantee success of the industry by being involved. We are all in this together. There must be an understanding that we are here for a season. You have to commit yourself to excellence in service." - Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas (The Bahamas Weekly)
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Bahamians In The DIASPORA: Dr. Roger L. Weir - Jan 28, 2015 - 3:45:46 PM

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During his visit to Washington, D.C. along with Prime Minister Perry Christie for the inaugural Caribbean Energy Summit hosted by United States Vice President Joseph Biden on Monday, January 26, 2015, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell used the occasion of a reception held at the Aztec Patio of the Organization of American States (OAS) main building for young Bahamian professionals working in the D.C. area and Bahamian students attending universities in the area to officially launch the Bahamas Embassy’s new website, which was highlighted on a screen set up in the reception area. A regular item on the website will be a feature on the accomplishments of a BAHAMIAN IN THE DIASPORA. Following is the first such feature ...
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Caribbean Export Launches the 'Caribbean Exporter of the Year' Awards - Jan 28, 2015 - 1:36:10 PM

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) today announced its inaugural awards programme the Caribbean Exporter of the Year Awards in recognition of the stellar contribution made by the regions exporters to the regional economy.


During the media launch held at the Agency’s headquarters in Barbados, Executive Director Pamela Coke Hamilton, stressed that “Now is the time to support our exporters and assist them to expand further, because in so doing, we are not only helping a firm increase its bottom line, but moreover we are impacting the economic well-being of our entire region and our people”.  The Executive Director brought to the audience’s...
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National Newspaper Publishers Association to hold meeting in The Bahamas - Jan 27, 2015 - 4:14:54 PM

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The annual mid-winter meeting of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), whose membership includes the publishers and editors of all the Black-owned newspapers in the United States, opens at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, Bahamas, this Wednesday, January 28 and will run through Saturday, January 31.

The President of the NNPA is Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., the noted civil rights leader and a former President of the NAACP. Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis is scheduled to address the publishers and editors on Thursday at their gala dinner...
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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet - Jan 27, 2015 - 3:27:51 PM

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft that soon will become the first human-made probe to visit a dwarf planet.

"We know so little about our vast solar system, but thanks to economical missions like Dawn, those mysteries are being solved," said Jim Green, Planetary Science Division Director at NASA Headquarters in Washington...
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OAS Secretary General Participates in Caribbean Energy Security Summit - Jan 26, 2015 - 11:22:07 PM

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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today participated in the Caribbean Energy Security Summit, in which the countries of the Caribbean exchanged ideas on strategies for energy diversification, among other issues.

In his address to the event, Secretary General Insulza highlighted that “over the past 5 years, we have witnessed an unprecedented push by Caribbean leaders and Governments towards the development of their renewable sources.” That commitment is doubly impressive, said the OAS leader, in a time of low oil prices like the present...
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NASA to Observe Day of Remembrance - Jan 26, 2015 - 4:50:46 PM

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NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance Wednesday, Jan. 28.

NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency senior officials will hold an observance and wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Following the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington, various NASA centers will hold remembrance events for their employees...
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Fostering a Cleaner and More Sustainable Energy Future in the Caribbean - Jan 26, 2015 - 3:48:28 PM

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WASHINGTON - In follow-up to the launch of the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative (CESI) in June 2014, the Vice President, Secretary of Energy Moniz, other senior Administration officials, Caribbean Heads of Government, multilateral development banks, and other international partners participated in the Caribbean Energy Security Summit January 26 in Washington, D.C. to work together in support of Caribbean energy security.

The Summit highlighted ongoing efforts under the CESI, including support for improved governance, enhanced access to finance, and increased donor coordination. Caribbean leaders highlighted goals for their energy sectors and discussed how the United States and other partners can better support the Caribbean in pursuit of alternative sources of energy...
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OAS Launches Small Business Development Center Model in Jamaica - Jan 24, 2015 - 3:35:45 AM

The Organization of American States (OAS) today launched the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Model in Jamaica, in a ceremony that took place in Kingston.

The model, organized in partnership with Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Caribbean Export Development Agency and the University of Texas at San Antonio, focuses on one-one and long-term assistance to help clients generate sustained economic impact through the establishment of new businesses, job creation...
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Civil rights leader to Play Mas in The Bahamas during the inaugural Junkanoo Carnival - Jan 23, 2015 - 2:17:00 PM

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ATLANTA - African-American civil rights leader and broadcasting executive  Xernona Clayton will play Mas in The Bahamas May 7-9, 2015 with Bahamas Masqueraders during the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.

The creator of  the Trumpet Awards Foundation and International Civil Rights Walk of Fame to honor the achievements of African Americans and civil rights advocates Xernona Clayton  is once again building a bond in the African diaspora as she welcomes the Bahamas Masqueraders  to participate in the 23rd Annual Trumpet Awards.
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Miss Universe Bahamas shines during preliminary event - Jan 23, 2015 - 10:32:54 AM

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FLORIDA, USA - Tomii Culmer, Miss Universe Bahamas 2014, competes on stage in Yamamay for Miss Universe swimwear featuring footwear by Chinese Laundry during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show at the FIU Arena on Wednesday January 21st.

The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Doral-Miami, Florida.

Tune in to the NBC telecast at 8:00 PM ET on January 25, 2015 live from the FIU Arena to see who will be crowned the 63rd Miss Universe.

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Bahamas hosts retreat for CARICOM ambassadors - Jan 20, 2015 - 10:55:03 PM

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Guided by an impressive agenda covering a broad array of issues of common interest to their respective countries, Ambassadors to the United States and Permanent Representatives to the Organization of American States (OAS) or their alternates from CARICOM-member countries participated in an all-day retreat hosted by The Bahamas at the Georgetown Club in Washington, D.C., on Friday, January 15, 2015.

In alignment with Prime Minister Perry Christie’s assumption of Chair of CARICOM between January to June 2015, His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, officially became chairman of the CARICOM Caucus in Washington D.C. for the...
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Applications open for 2015 Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue - Jan 14, 2015 - 7:38:33 PM

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“Leading Through Innovation and Transformation” the 2015 Theme


TORONTO, Canada – Mr. Robert Taylor, Chair of the Board, ELD Canada announced today that the 2015 Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue (CCELD) is now accepting applications from energetic leaders with vision, a future focus, and strong personal values who are looking for a challenging, global experience.

“We are thrilled to be able to open the application process for CCELD 2015, and I am confident that we will be able to attract a stellar group of emerging leaders from across Canada and the Caribbean. Historically, we have been able to gather together some...
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Quotable Caribbean: Kenneth Mapp, Obie Wilchcombe, Christopher James and more... - Jan 14, 2015 - 12:58:42 PM


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"To our people, we need you. We need your voice and we need your support. We are committed to doing all we can on your behalf, but you too must be a part of this rebuilding. Neither I, nor anyone on my team, will ever ask more of you than we are willing to give. My Administration cannot do this alone; we must stand together or none of us will stand at all." - Kenneth Mapp, Governor, United States Virgin Islands

"We believe the Caribbean food industry can become a world leader in promoting innovative business models." - Dr. Basil Springer, Director, Global Business Innovation Corporation

"What's interesting from the news from the US market is that because the oil price has dropped, they are spending less..."
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The Rise of China and Its Impact on the Caribbean - Jan 14, 2015 - 12:49:12 PM

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What does the rise of China’s economy and active diplomacy mean for the Caribbean? The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean examines China’s hegemony during its first module for 2015. The week-long intensive course runs from January 19th to 24th at The UWI’s St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago.

The course, which is the Academy’s 8th module, is designed to equip participants with an up-to-date understanding of how China rapidly moved from a position of isolation and poverty to become second only to the United States in national power, in just over three decades. It will cover a number of discussion themes including...

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Newry signs condolence book at French Embassy - Jan 14, 2015 - 11:27:07 AM

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, signed the Book of Condolences opened at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road, N.W., in honour of the people who were killed by terrorists in an attack on the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, on January 7. Twelve people were killed and 11 wounded. Ambassador Newry is pictured signing the Book of Condolences as Mr. Patrick Lachaussee, First Consellor at the Embassy of France, looks on.
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Boko Haram to be discussed at CARICOM heads of government meeting - Jan 14, 2015 - 10:55:18 AM

The Bahamas says it intends to place on the agenda of the next Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government meeting, the attacks by the Boko Haram militant Islamist group on Nigeria.

Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie, who is also chairman of the 15-member Regional grouping, said that his country has already expressed “its profound sorrow and regret to the government of Nigeria over the loss of life in the wake of the recent attack by a terrorist group called Boko Haram”.

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