Bahamian company partners with Chinese company to increase group travel from The Bahamas to China
- Mar 30, 2015 - 11:07:37 PM
The newly establish partnership builds on an already successful and
established platform and takes it a step further by focusing on quality,
highlighting the very best products and experiences that The Bahamas
tourism has to offer. The core element of partnership strategy...
Beijing, China - The CEO of Bahamaren welcomed the partnership with
6Renyou Company to promote Chinese group travel to The Bahamas, Cuba,
and Jamaica. Bahamaren along 6Renyou Company is launching an exciting
platform that is aimed at selling the Bahamian experience. This
partnership focuses strongly on online booking channels which have
become so central to Chinese outbound tourism.
Canada passages second ISIL motion in Parliament
- Mar 30, 2015 - 10:31:21 PM
OTTAWA, Canada - Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper today
issued the following statement following the passage of a motion in the House
of Commons to extend and expand Canada’s mission to counter the so-called
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL):
“Our Government believes that we must act to protect Canadians against
the threat of terrorism at home and abroad.
“As a result of ISIL’s specific threats against Canada and Canadians,
our Government has worked closely for the past six months..."
OAS Asst. Secretary General opens Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law
- Mar 30, 2015 - 6:56:42 PM
Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States
(OAS), Albert Ramdin, today opened the First Inter-American Congress on
the Environmental Rule of Law in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The event, organized by the OAS, the United Nations Environment
Programme, the International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources
(IUCN) and the Caribbean Court of Justice, takes place until
and includes the participation of more than one hundred
high-level officials including judges, prosecutors, parliamentarians,
experts from international organizations, academics, students, and
representatives of civil society and the private sector...
Caribbean Fisheries Forum to review regional spiny lobster declaration
- Mar 30, 2015 - 1:58:08 AM
Belize City (CRFM) -
Heads of national fisheries authorities from the seventeen (17) Member
States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), as well as
observers and partner agencies, will attend the 13th Meeting of the
Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Grenada this week. The representatives will
review the status of fisheries and aquaculture in the region and chart
the road map for enhancing their contribution to national and regional
EPA Capacity-Building Project Launched
- Mar 29, 2015 - 6:36:55 PM
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat-based
Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
(CARIFORUM) Directorate, in collaboration with key partners, launched a
€3,099,915 Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)-centered
Capacity-building Project, in Georgetown, Guyana on 25 March.
Project’s specific objective is to contribute to the effective
implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, with particular reference to
obligations relating to Competition, Public Procurement and Customs and
Dr. & Mrs. Myles Munroe and Dr. Richard Pinder Honoured at Oral Roberts University
- Mar 28, 2015 - 1:50:00 AM
Oral Roberts University:
On February 18th, 2015 the families of Dr. Myles and Ruth Munroe and
Dr. Richard Pinder attended a Tribute Ceremony Chapel Service at the
Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Dr. Myles and Ruth
Munroe and Dr. Richard Pinder was inducted to the Wall of Sacrifice for
their contribution to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dr. William M. Wilson, the president of ORU spoke highly of Dr. Myles
and Ruth Munroe and Dr. Richard Pinder and stated that they graduated
from ORU in the 1970’s. He then presented the family with the Prayer
Hands that read “In Loving memory of Dr. Myles and Ruth Munroe and Dr.
Richard Pinder who died while taking the healing message of Jesus Christ
to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Oral Roberts University honors
their life and legacy by inducing them into the Wall of Sacrifice,
Year in Space Starts for One American and One Russian
- Mar 27, 2015 - 5:15:54 PM
Three crew members
representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the
International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome
in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday (1:42 a.m., March 28 in
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Federal Space
Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend about a year
living and working aboard the space station to help scientists better
understand how the human body reacts and adapts to the harsh environment
“Scott Kelly’s mission is critical to advancing the
administration’s plan to send humans on a journey to Mars,” said NASA
Washington Art Auction to Benefit Bahamian Artists
- Mar 26, 2015 - 2:48:12 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several projects for emerging artists in
The Bahamas will benefit from an art auction hosted by Exnihilo Art Center at
the District Architecture Center at 421 Seventh Street, N.W. on Tuesday, March
Entitled “Out of Nothing Art Auction,” it featured art work
from emerging artists as well as established artists from the United States and
The Bahamas, and special guests included Bahamian artists Michael Edwards and
Katrina Cartwright, who flew in for the event.
Other special guests included Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas
Consul General to Washington, D.C., and Ms. Faith Maycock...
The Bahamas Commits to Achieving Full Equality for Women and Men in Constitution at New York High Level Meeting
- Mar 25, 2015 - 1:10:44 PM
New York - The Bahamas Minister of Social Service and
Community Development Melanie Griffin strongly stated that the
government is “committed to achieving full equality in our Constitution
for men and women,” specifically gender equal nationality
laws. Minister Griffin made these statements at the March 10 High Level
Event on Equal Nationality Rights, which took place during the first
week of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at UN headquarters
in New York. During this annual two week session,
UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities gather to
review progress made on achieving gender equality...
The Bahamas could be first to reform nationality law since launch of Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
Bahamas civil society expresses “unequivocal and unapologetic” stand for equal rights on international panel
- Mar 25, 2015 - 12:06:32 AM
More than 20 years after setting a specific agenda for
women's empowerment it is deeply concerning that the Bahamas is preparing for a
second constitutional referendum on gender equality and again contemplating the
possibility of defeat.
Women’s Rights Advocate Noelle Nicolls shared her concern on
a panel discussion during the 59th Commission on the Status of Women
(CSW59) in New York City this month. The Global Campaign for Equal Nationality
Rights hosted the panel discussion, where Ms Nicolls spoke as a steering
committee member for the civil society organization, Citizens for
Constitutional Equality (CCE)...
Quotable Caribbean: Obie Wilchcombe, Bob Butler, Karolin Troubetzkoy and more...
- Mar 19, 2015 - 11:37:29 PM
spectacular was developed by Butch Stewart of Sandals and John Issa of
Super Clubs Breezes from Jamaica. These two men represent what we can do
in the Caribbean with partnerships."
- Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, The Bahamas
"It is with great honor
that I accept this role of promoting responsible environmental and
social management within the region's hotel and tourism sector."
- Karolin Troubetzkoy, newly appointed Chairman, Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST)
GBHRA meets with U.S. State Department on Bahamas immigration policy
- Mar 19, 2015 - 11:00:52 PM
WASHINGTON, DC - The following is a statement by the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA):
human rights activists held talks with US Department of State officials
yesterday concerning the human rights violations being committed under
the government’s new immigration enforcement policy.
of the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) met with officers
from the Caribbean/Latin American Desk; the Bureau of Population,
Refuges and Migration; and the Policy and Planning section of the Office
of the Secretary of State...
Bahamas: Amnesty International seeks clarifications to the authorities on migration reforms
- Mar 19, 2015 - 7:35:56 PM
Amnesty International sent a communication on 17 March to the Bahamian
authorities requesting detailed information about the current migration
reforms amid allegations that these might be leading to human rights
violations and enhancing discrimination in the country.
September 2014 the government of The Bahamas has announced a series of
new policies and reforms to the immigration system, including new
requirements for migrants residing in the country, such as holding a
residence permit for children to be able to enrol in schools...
Bahamian Innovator’s Next Phenom product advances to finals in international competition
- Mar 19, 2015 - 3:54:23 PM
Panama City, Panama - A young entrepreneur
from The Bahamas was selected from over 2,730 international entrants as one the
32 finalists in this year’s Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas.
Marques Williams, who conceptualized NextPhenom, an online stage for amateur athletes
will be headed to Panama City, Panama
April 7 – 9, 2015 to present his product
in the Economic Innovation category of the competition.
TIC Americas is an
international entrepreneurship support platform and business accelerator for
young entrepreneurs and business startups. It is developed and implemented by
the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT)with support from the
Organization of American States (OAS)and their international partners,
PepsiCo, CBC, and Postobón.
OAS Elects New Leadership
- Mar 19, 2015 - 3:23:07 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Organization of
American States (OAS) on Wednesday, March 18, elected a new
Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General during a Special
General Assembly held at the main building of the OAS on 17th Street,
Representatives of the 34-member states of the organization
elected former Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro as the next
Secretary-General during a morning session that continued well into the
afternoon and later during the day, they elected His Excellency Nestor
Mendez, Belize Ambassador to the United States and Permanent
Representative to the OAS, as the next Assistant Secretary-General of
the hemispheric institution...
Gomez addresses OAS Committee
- Mar 19, 2015 - 5:22:01 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Declaring that the
Government of The Bahamas is currently working on an Anti-corruption
Action Plan which will build on existing initiatives, Minster of State
for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez told a committee of the Organization of
American States (OAS) on Tuesday, March 17, that the Bahamas Government
is aware that the “attainment of values such as morality, trust and
ethics in Government involves the integrated effort of the entire
society and its constituent elements and institutions – legislative,
executive, political, judicial, religious, and civil – all engaging with
each other to ensure transparency, accountability, and good
GBHRA brief U.S. Senate on Bahamas new immigration enforcement policies
- Mar 18, 2015 - 6:45:58 PM
WASHINGTON, DC - The following is a statement issued by the Grand Bahama Humane Rights Association:
human rights activists today briefed the United States Senate on human
rights violations that are being committed under the government’s new
immigration enforcement policy.
of their appearance before the Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights (IACHR) in Washington D.C. on Friday, the Grand Bahama Human
Rights Association (GBHRA) was hosted by the Senate Committee on Foreign
Relations at a panel discussion on the state of human rights in The
Caribbean Film Festival Launches in Hollywood for 10th Anniversary of Caribbean-American Heritage Month
- Mar 18, 2015 - 2:14:52 PM
Los Angeles, CA – In
celebration of the 10th anniversary of Caribbean-American Heritage
Month, the Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) and the Institute of
Caribbean Studies, DC (ICS-DC) are pleased to announce the launch of
CaribbeanLens™, the first Los Angeles Caribbean entertainment conference
and film festival. The festival is scheduled to run Monday, June 15
through Friday, June 19, 2015 in the NoHo Arts District/Universal City
areas of Los Angeles.
The purpose of the festival is to celebrate
the blending of the Caribbean and American cultures and talent to
create unique and outstanding work and to raise global awareness of the
new renaissance of film-making and music production that the Caribbean
region is currently experiencing...
Bahamians living in Canada asked to authenticate documents
- Mar 14, 2015 - 12:50:26 PM
If you require further information, please contact the High Commission at the following address...
The High Commission wishes to advise all Bahamians living and
studying in Canada, who may obtain Canadian documents such as Birth
Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death
Certificates, College/University Degrees and Diplomas, to have these
documents authenticated by the Canadian Government and The Bahamas High
Commission in Ottawa before returning to The Bahamas as you will need
these documents authenticated before you are able to use them in The
OAS Member States Highlight the Importance of Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug Related Offenders
- Mar 14, 2015 - 12:48:40 PM
Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
(CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS), Paul Simons, this
week moderated a debate held in Vienna, Austria, in the framework of
the meeting of the Commission on Narcotic
Drugs (CND) of the United Nations, in which several member states of
the OAS emphasized the importance of alternatives to incarceration for
During the meeting of high-level officials from Colombia, Mexico,
Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States, as well as several OAS
observer countries, participants discussed the development and
implementation of alternatives to incarceration for drug-related
offenders. Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug
Control Policy (ONDCP) of the United States; Roberto Campa...