Applications open for Commonwealth young researcher challenge
- Jun 5, 2020 - 10:45:28 PM
The Commonwealth is co-launching a project to help young researchers examine the impact of COVID-19 on education systems.
Secretariat has teamed-up with the non-profit organisation, JET
Education services, to launch the ‘#OpenUpYourThinking’ project...
UWP Chairman’s Anniversary Message
- Jun 5, 2020 - 2:41:43 PM
Another anniversary has just landed at our door steps with COVID-19 well
in check, to keep our population in a safe environment, while taking a
toll on our economy with our Government doing all they can to keep our
head above the rising tide of economic turbulence.
As we look
back from this day the 6th June, 2016 to present, our Government under
the Leadership of the Hon. Allen Michael Chastanet...
U.S. Embassy Delivers Donation of 20K in Medical Equipment from Rhode Island National Guard
- Jun 4, 2020 - 6:50:33 PM
On June 4, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau delivered $20,000 worth of
continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway
pressure (BiPAP) machines to The Bahamas. These CPAP and BiPAP
machines, provided by the Rhode Island National Guard (RING) State
Partnership Program (SPP) can be converted to ventilators for use as
treatment for patients suffering from respiratory distress due to
illnesses such as COVID-19. RING SPP included the conversion kits
needed to turn the CPAP and BiPAP machines into ventilators as part of
OAS General Secretariat on the Elections in Guyana
- Jun 4, 2020 - 5:04:29 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) is
mindful that the recount of the votes cast in the March 2 General and
Regional elections in Guyana, will be concluded in the next few days...
Scotiabank Bahamas Cops “Best Bank” Award for 2nd Year
- Jun 1, 2020 - 9:04:54 PM
Scotiabank Bahamas is celebrating its 2nd consecutive “Best Bank” award
after again being named on Global Finance Magazine’s list of 2020 Best
Banks in the Latin American region. The selection comes amid an ongoing
and focused digital transformation programme being pioneered by the Bank
to enhance customer experience.
“For the past two years we have
been on an exciting technology-driven journey that is improving our
operations and this has aided us to exceed our customers’ expectations.
This award serves as another indicator that we continue to head in the
right direction,” said Roger Archer, Vice President and District Head,
Coral mapping technology to accelerate reef restoration and protection in the Commonwealth
- May 31, 2020 - 12:05:33 PM
The Commonwealth Secretariat is joining forces with Vulcan Inc. to help
member countries manage their ocean spaces via cutting-edge mapping
Commonwealth countries are responsible for more than a third of the world's coastal ocean, and 45 percent of its coral reefs.
new tool will use satellite technology to create country-specific data...
OAS General Secretariat on Charges against Adel El Zabayar
- May 29, 2020 - 7:05:26 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
takes note of the content of the accusation against Adel El Zabayar,
former member of the National Assembly of Venezuela, by authorities of
the Southern District of New York and the United States Drug Enforcement
OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro assumes second term until 2025
- May 27, 2020 - 1:30:56 PM
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, assumed his second term as head of the hemispheric institution
today until May 2025, during a virtual meeting of the Permanent
Council. Almagro was reelected by the Organization's 54th Special
General Assembly on March 20...
DFC announces $4 Billion COVID-19 rapid response liquidity facility
- May 26, 2020 - 11:53:00 AM
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Board of
Directors has approved the agency’s new Rapid Response Liquidity
Facility. The facility will provide up to $4 billion in additional
financing for existing DFC projects that have been particularly impacted
by the challenges of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
created DFC to help tackle the world’s most difficult development
challenges,” said DFC Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler. “Our
development mission is more important than ever in the face of COVID-19...
151 more Saint Lucian Nationals scheduled to arrive this weekend
- May 23, 2020 - 11:50:33 AM
The Government of Saint Lucia will this weekend welcome 151 more
nationals through the ongoing repatriation process. Returning nationals
will include cruise ship workers and students from Canada and Barbados.
On May 24th, nineteen (19) nationals will arrive in Saint
Lucia via a chartered service from Barbados, which includes seventeen
(17) nationals being repatriated from Canada. Subsequently, fifty-nine
(59) persons will arrive aboard Disney Fantasy...
Open Letter to TUF from Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet
- May 22, 2020 - 5:36:40 PM
As you know, the Government of Saint Lucia, through a Cabinet-appointed
Ministerial SubCommittee (with support from the Department of Finance),
has been engaged in numerous discussions with the Trade Unions since
2nd April, 2020. This was in an attempt to arrive at a consensus
position on the issue of the proposed reduction in the monthly cash
outlay by Government for salaries of civil servants in the face of
reduced revenue collection and contraction in the economy, directly
caused by COVID-19...
United States Commits 750K in Health Assistance to The Bahamas
- May 20, 2020 - 3:30:44 PM
On May 20, the U.S. Embassy announced an additional $750,000 in health
assistance to The Bahamas as part of the U.S. government’s global
assistance in support of COVID-19 response efforts.
additional $750,000 in health assistance to The Bahamas will increase
risk communication and community engagement, infection prevention and