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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.

The Secretariat has teamed-up with the non-profit organisation, JET Education services, to launch the ‘#OpenUpYourThinking’ project...
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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...
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U.S. Embassy Delivers Donation of 20K in Medical Equipment from Rhode Island National Guard - Jun 4, 2020 - 6:50:33 PM

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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 their donation...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
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...
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OAS Launches Political Action Guide to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic under Democratic Principles - Jun 2, 2020 - 11:45:37 AM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) published "The Inter-American Democratic Charter: A Guide to Political Action to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic." The Guide seeks to promote the functionality and validity of democratic principles as essential and effective elements...
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Scotiabank Bahamas Cops “Best Bank” Award for 2nd Year - Jun 1, 2020 - 9:04:54 PM

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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, Caribbean North...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS calls for participation in its Portal for Consultations, Forums and Repository on the World during and after the Pandemic - Jun 1, 2020 - 2:00:32 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) today renews its call for the participation of citizens, government officials, civil society and other groups in its Portal for Consultations, Forums and Repository on the world during and after the COVID-19 pandemic..
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Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States in Suriname Observes Post Electoral Phase of the Process - May 31, 2020 - 5:58:48 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) for the May 25, 2020 General Elections remains in place in Paramaribo, observing the post electoral phase of the process. The OAS/EOM acknowledges the peacefulness and calm demonstrated by the citizenry of Suriname during this phase and commends the tireless effort of the electoral workers involved in the different phases of the process...
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Coral mapping technology to accelerate reef restoration and protection in the Commonwealth - May 31, 2020 - 12:05:33 PM

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The Commonwealth Secretariat is joining forces with Vulcan Inc. to help member countries manage their ocean spaces via cutting-edge mapping technology.

Commonwealth countries are responsible for more than a third of the world's coastal ocean, and 45 percent of its coral reefs.

The new tool will use satellite technology to create country-specific data...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
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 Administration...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
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...
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DFC announces $4 Billion COVID-19 rapid response liquidity facility - May 26, 2020 - 11:53:00 AM

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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.

“Congress 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...
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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...
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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...
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ILO issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19 - May 22, 2020 - 3:50:25 PM

Two guidance documents for creating safe and effective return-to-work conditions during the COVID-19  pandemic have been issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO)...
News : International
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.

The additional $750,000 in health assistance to The Bahamas will increase risk communication and community engagement, infection prevention and control...
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Commonwealth health ministers agree to share advice and solutions in coronavirus battle - May 20, 2020 - 8:05:30 AM

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Commonwealth health ministers have agreed to coordinate their response in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

Ministers endorsed removing fees for coronavirus tests and treatment, especially for migrants and refugees, as appropriate within national contexts...
News : International : Caribbean News
PM Allen Chastanet, Tourism Minister and Health Team provide update on phased reopening of Saint Lucia’s Society - May 15, 2020 - 6:36:08 PM

With the announced reopening of Saint Lucia’s society in phases, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet will provide a further update on Saturday May 16th 2020 on the National Television Network (NTN at 9:00 AM.

The Prime Minister will be joined by Minister for Tourism, Information and Broadcasting, Culture and Creative Industries Honourable Dominic Fedee...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS and Suriname sign Agreement for Deployment of an Innovative Electoral Observation Mission to Suriname - May 14, 2020 - 11:50:35 AM

On the invitation of the Republic of Suriname, the Organization of American States (OAS) will deploy an innovative Electoral Observation Mission for the general elections to be held in the country on May 25, 2020...
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COVID-19 social protection coverage: Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, ILO says - May 14, 2020 - 10:40:30 AM

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed devastating gaps in social protection coverage in developing countries, and recovery will only be sustained and future crises prevented if they can transform their ad hoc crisis response measures into comprehensive social protection systems, according to new analysis from the International Labour Organization (ILO)..
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