One Caribbean Television celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month
- May 24, 2015 - 10:58:28 AM
Congresswoman Barbara Lee to be honored during Capitol Hill reception
DC - One Caribbean Television (OCTV) will host a
reception in the nation's capital to celebrate Caribbean-American
Heritage Month, which is observed in June.
The reception, to be held on
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in the Rayburn House Office Building, will be hosted in conjunction with the Office of U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
event will bring together Ambassadors from various Caribbean nations,
Members of Congress and Caribbean business and cultural leaders to
African countries to stand up to mega-trading blocs
- May 23, 2015 - 9:21:22 AM
officials and experts will meet to consider the future of African trade
in light of the emergence of mega-trading blocs which exclude more than
160 countries from regional trade negotiations.
meeting organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with
the International Institute for Sustainable Development will take place
in Nairobi from 26 to
27 May 2015.
Participants will look at ways to ensure the trade interests of African
countries are taken into account at global and regional levels.
advent of mega-trading blocs - the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the
Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Regional
Insulza ensures on departure that OAS “Much stronger than it was when I arrived”
- May 22, 2015 - 5:27:35 PM
Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) bid
farewell today to Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, who expressed
pride in the work that has been done in the decade that he has led the
hemispheric institution. “The Organization is much stronger now than
when I arrived,” he said.
In his last appearance before the Council, Secretary General
Insulza reiterated the need for the Organization to adapt to the
challenges of the present day, and recalled the essence of his proposal
on the Strategic Vision that he presented three years ago, and that the Organization approved last year:
the OAS must be “an inclusive Organization, of sovereign and diverse
countries, legitimized by democracy, acting on the same hemispheric
agenda, in full condition of equality. That is what is demanded of the
OAS of the 21st century, far from what was demanded of it during the
Rahming among those paying tribute to outgoing OAS Secretary General
- May 22, 2015 - 3:03:55 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Permanent
Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States (OAS), was
among those paying tribute to OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza during
a Protocolary Meeting of the Permanent Council of the OAS on
Friday, May 22, 2015,
in the Hall of the Americas at OAS headquarters on 17th Street and Constitution
Avenue, NW, to bid farewell to the outgoing Secretary General.
Speaking on behalf of the CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors, Dr. Rahming, who is also
The Bahamas’ Ambassador to the United Nations, said that on “occasions such as
this, I often reflect on the burdens of true leadership, the responsibility and
obligations that come with executive management, the personal and professional
sacrifices that often accompany authority, the thanklessness that is often all
too common, particularly in respect of public service...”
BCPORA Presents Gift to Bahamas Consul General Zonicle
- May 22, 2015 - 2:42:40 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Mrs. Idena Burrows, President of the Bahamas Communications and Public
Officers Retirees Association (BCPORA), presents a gift to Mrs. Paulette
Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., during a visit by
47 members of the BCPORA to the Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex, 1025
Vermont Avenue, N.W., on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The group is on their
annual retreat trip, which also includes visits to Baltimore, Maryland,
and New York City...
Bahamas Honorary Consul Fountain attends Inauguration Ceremony
- May 22, 2015 - 9:58:37 AM
CHICAGO - Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago
Michael C. Fountain attended the City of Chicago Inauguration Ceremony
at the historic Chicago Theatre on Monday, May 18, 2015. He was
accompanied by his wife Mrs. Tanya Fountain. Honorary Consul Fountain
was invited as a member of the Chicago Consular Corps to represent The
Bahamas as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was sworn in for his second term along
with the City Clerk, Treasurer and 50 Aldermen elected to serve
Chicago's 77 communities and 2.7 million residents. Honorary Consul
Fountain continues to strengthen his relationship with the Mayor's
office to better serve the needs of Bahamian residents living in the
City of Chicago and outlying areas...
Caribbean Fisheries Ministers Ink Regional Spiny Lobster Declaration
- May 22, 2015 - 1:43:21 AM
St. George’s, Grenada
(CRFM): In a milestone development for the region, Fisheries Ministers
recently endorsed a new Declaration on Spiny Lobster—a highly traded
marine species in the Caribbean—at the 9th Meeting of the Ministerial
Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), which
concluded on Friday, 15 May 2015 in Grenada.
which is a non-binding roadmap for closer regional collaboration, was
signed by the newly installed chairman of the CRFM Ministerial Council –
Honourable Roland Bhola, Grenada’s Minister of Agriculture, Lands,
Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, who assumed the rotating
chairmanship of the Council on the occasion of the meeting from
Honourable Johnson Drigo, Dominica’s Minister of Agriculture and
Bahamas Spelling Champion competes in Scripps National Spelling Bee next week
- May 21, 2015 - 2:43:53 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - When he competes
next week in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National
Resort and Convention Center in a suburban area of Washington, D.C.,
Bahamas Spelling Champion Charles Hamilton Jr. will be Speller Number 8
among the 285 spellers who will competing for the 2015 Scripps National
Spelling Bee Champion title.
Bee Week 2015 will take place May
24–May 29, with the onstage rounds of competition scheduled for May 27
and 28 in the Maryland Ballroom within the Gaylord National Resort and
Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland...
A Requiem for a Mako Shark
- May 20, 2015 - 10:40:39 AM
BALTIMORE, MD - While children say a quiet
prayer for their school’s namesake mako shark in Eastern Ohio,
researchers and scientists are again asking fishermen to employ a
“release or return” policy for sharks captured wearing satellite
“St. Marys”, a young shortfin mako caught,
satellite tagged and released off Ocean City, Maryland 358 days ago
proved to be an ambassador for the Guy Harvey Research Institute’s shark
research program. St. Marys, named for St. Marys Central School in
Martins Ferry, Ohio, logged some 9,200 miles with an amazing journey
that took him as far north as Nova Scotia, south to just off the coast
of Venezuela, a short visit to Puerto Rico and then north again to the
waters where he was first caught...
Bahamas Consul General Treco attends Israel Celebration
- May 18, 2015 - 12:39:34 PM
MIAMI, Florida - The Hon. H. Ricardo Treco,
Bahamas Consul General to Miami, was among the diplomats and hundreds of
other guests who attended a celebration hosted by the Consulate General
of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico on Thursday, May 14, 2015, in
honor of Israel's 67th Independence Day anniversary.
gathering, which drew politicians, local leaders and other members of
the community to Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, included songs of
prayer and speeches from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Internet
entrepreneur Jeff Pulver (founder of Free World Dialup) and Consulate
General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico, Chaim Shacham...
First journal of Human Communication Studies in the English-speaking Caribbean launched
- May 14, 2015 - 5:47:06 PM
ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad
and Tobago -
Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies at The University of
the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine unveiled the
Journal of Human
Communication Studies in the Caribbean (JHSC). The launch, which took place
today, May 14, in the Main Salon of the Office of the Campus Principal, also
served to formally announce the upcoming 2nd Biennial Human Communication
Studies International Conference which takes place on the campus on September
24 and 25, 2015 as well as the formation of Association for Human Communication
According to Dr Godfrey
Steele, Editor of the JHSC, “The JHSC appears after 40 years of teaching and
research in Media and Communication at the Caribbean Institute of Media and
Bahamas Native Robert L. Parks Honored with Historymiami’s 2015 Legal Legend Award
- May 14, 2015 - 3:53:57 PM
Miami, Fl. – Bahamian-born trial attorney
Robert L. Parks has a strong respect for history and deep roots in his
native country. With a distinguished career stretching back nearly five
decades – including many cases involving the Bahamas – Parks was a
natural choice for HistoryMiami’s 11th Judicial Circuit Historical
Society’s 2015 Legal Legend Award.
"My family came to The Bahamas
in the 1700s, my grandparents lived in Eleuthera and Spanish Wells, and
I was born in Nassau," said Parks, who maintains dual U.S. and Bahamian
citizenship. While Parks grew up in Miami, he came back to The Bahamas
every summer, and as an adult he has invested in several businesses in
Health ministers to tackle increasing burden on services
- May 14, 2015 - 12:55:35 PM
Finding ways to meet the health needs of an
ageing, growing population with long-term, complex illnesses will
dominate discussions at this year’s Commonwealth Health Ministers
The meeting will take place ahead of the World
Health Assembly on 17 May 2015 in Geneva, and will address the theme,
Universal Health Coverage, with an emphasis on ageing and good health.
comes at a crucial time when experts from around the world will
consolidate health priorities for the post-2015 Sustainable Development
Goals and underscore the role health plays in promoting economic and
Michael Misick and defendants on the Privy Council Appeal dismissal
- May 14, 2015 - 11:56:40 AM
and Caicos Islands -
We note that the British
Privy Council has dismissed our appeal which was brought to
ensure that there is judicial independence in the Turks and
Caicos Islands as there is in mainland Britain. They have also
dismissed our appeal to ensure that we are able to have a fair
trial as is the case in Britain; that is, a jury trial.
What these two decisions revealed is that the British judicial
system is rigged against us from top down. The same system that is
responsible for the appointment of judges in Turks and Caicos
Islands is also responsible for the appointment of judges at
the Privy Council.
Clearly, today ranks were closed to protect the establishment...
High-level meeting of Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to be held in Grenada
- May 13, 2015 - 4:24:03 PM
St. George’s, Grenada - Fisheries Ministers
from Member States of the Caribbean Regional
(CRFM) are expected to sign off on the Declaration
on Spiny Lobster by way of a resolution, when they convene the 9th Meeting
of the Ministerial Council of the CRFM on Friday, 15 May 2015 at Flamboyant
Hotel in St. George's, Grenada.
The non-binding declaration establishes a
roadmap for closer cooperation among the 17 CARICOM/CRFM States to ensure
long-term conservation and sustainable use of the lobster resources.
Talking about a revolution, UWI sees change in the future of the Caribbean
- May 13, 2015 - 9:57:10 AM
ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago -
UWI academics from across the Caribbean comprised over 65 regional and
international thought leaders, who for three days engaged in vigorous
debate and discussion on challenges and solutions for the Caribbean
future. In a first of its kind event in the region, the Forum on the
Future of the Caribbean attracted more than 400 participants over the
three days, from May 5-7. The UWI will play an instrumental role in
bringing together the findings of the Forum. In last Thursday’s Closing
Ceremony, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Clement
Sankat revealed that the Forum’s Steering Committee will meet within two
weeks to define a work programme with detailed plans for action,
allocated responsibilities and timelines for implementation...
Health City Performs Caribbean’s First Ever LVAD Heart Surgery
- May 12, 2015 - 4:58:17 PM
A Caribbean man suffering from heart failure now has a new lease on life
following the successful installation of an artificial heart pump (LVAD
- Left Ventricular Assist Device) by the medical team at the recently
opened Health City Cayman Islands.
Believed to be the first such treatment performed in the Caribbean,
Health City Cayman Islands officials explained that at advanced stages
of heart failure, when the organ has become severely weakened and unable
to pump sufficient blood to the entire body, the most promising forms
of treatment are either heart transplant or the implantation of devices
that support the failing heart and takeover of its functions...
Haiti to welcome Carifesta in August 2015
- May 8, 2015 - 11:32:07 PM
the curtains fell at Carifesta XI in Paramaribo with fireworks, Surinam
had opened the way for preparations for the next Arts Festival of the
Caribbean. Carifesta XII is being held in Haiti from August 21st through 30th , 2015!
the closing ceremony, Surinam’s president , Desi Bouterse, extended the
cultural baton, a wooden sculpture, to Haiti’s president, Michel
Martelly. The Haitian Head of State had declared that his country was
ready to welcome Carifesta XII and had since then requested the
assistance of Surinam’s planning committee...
Consul General Rolle visits Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
- May 8, 2015 - 1:59:59 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia -
The Hon. Randy Rolle, Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta, along with
other members of the Consular Corps in Atlanta met with staff at the
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) to discuss partnership
opportunities with educational institutions in The Bahamas on Thursday,
May 7, 2015.
Presently there are three Bahamian students attending SCAD.
Consul General Rolle said one of his goals is to increase the number of
Bahamians attending the institution over the next several years. SCAD
was founded in 1978 by Richard G. Rowan, Paula S. Wallace...
Headed to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
- May 8, 2015 - 1:29:08 AM
ATLANTA, Georgia - When Ms. Justine Boyd,
Atlanta-based Regional Development Director of the United Negro College
Fund (UNCF), arrives in Nassau on Friday, May 8, 2015, for Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival she will already be in possession of her tickets for
the various events. Ms. Boyd won a VIP package to attend the events
through a partnership between The Bahamas Consulate, The Bahamas
Masqueraders and UNCF. She will also be presented with her costume on
arrival. UNCF allowed models from the Masqueraders to showcase carnival
at the annual Mayors Masked Ball held in Atlanta on December 20, 2014...