Report Positions Caribbean and Latin America as Next Global Breadbasket
- Apr 23, 2014 - 3:17:51 PM
America and the Caribbean region can help feed a global population of
nine billion people in 2050 provided the region implements key policy
actions to bolster agricultural productivity, according to a new report
released today by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) and the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Drawing on knowledge and
experience from more than 30 public and private sector partners, The
Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World outlines
challenges, recommendations and action items for policy makers, the
donor community, farmers, agribusiness, and civil society.
Acqua For Life goes continental, providing safe drinking water in Africa, Latin America And Asia
- Apr 22, 2014 - 2:14:05 PM
Geneva, Switzerland -
Giorgio Armani is expanding its successful Acqua for Life campaign in
partnership with Green Cross International for the fourth consecutive
year, targeting water-scarce communities in West Africa, Latin America
and, for the first time, the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka in 2014 to
roll-out sustainable drinking water systems that will benefit thousands
Acqua for Life, launched in 2011, has in its first
three years raised funds for the successful implementation of water
pumps, wells and rainwater harvesting systems in more than 60
communities and schools in Ghana, Bolivia, Mexico and China, providing
around 150 million litres of water per year.
Caribbean fisheries managers focus on innovation and cooperation at 12th Forum Meeting in Dominica
- Apr 22, 2014 - 10:00:09 AM
BELIZE CITY (CRFM)—In
the face of new and emerging challenges—such as climate change
adaptation and disaster risk management, and food and nutrition
insecurity—Caribbean countries are strengthening collaborative effort
which they hope would maximize their initiatives to further drive down
poverty rates within fishing communities and improve food and nutrition
security, while ensuring that they take advantage of modern
technological avenues to add dollar-value to the fisheries resources
that are a source of livelihood for nearly 200,000 fishers across the
It is in this vein that 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 converge at
Quotable Caribbean: Sylma Brown, Jack Warner, Willie Walsh and more...
- Apr 21, 2014 - 6:02:42 PM
"We see the support
of the Sandals Foundation as demonstrative of the Caribbean's growing
global prowess as a sustainable tourism destination. Through this
support we plan to enhance our Caribbean tourism management strategy
through two important pillars: stronger relations with our large
Diaspora and by honing the creative skills of the next generation of
Caribbean tourism leaders." - Sylma Brown, Director, Caribbean Tourism
Organization - USA
"The truth is, if anyone can come forward with
an iota of evidence to support that the Centre of Excellence is being
sold by Jack Warner to any consortium of businessmen, local or foreign, I
will sell all my worldly possessions to that person for one dollar." -
Jack Warner, former FIFA Vice President...
First international night flight from Bimini to Fort Lauderdale
- Apr 21, 2014 - 4:42:08 PM
Bimini, Bahamas —
Tropic Ocean Airways, the Fort Lauderdale and Miami based seaplane
airline owned and operated by a U.S. Navy TOPGUN fighter pilot,
performed another first on April 3rd by departing Bimini for the first
international night flight in the island’s history.
for returning commercial seaplane service to Bimini in 2011, Tropic
Ocean Airways has developed and operated Resorts World Bimini’s seaplane
flights since August 2013 in addition to Tropic’s existing Bimini
augment Tropic’s regular seaplane service direct to Resorts World
Bimini, the team took delivery of Resorts World Bimini’s first amphibian...
Fred Mitchell tours new Counsular Annex in Washington DC
- Apr 20, 2014 - 4:25:57 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During his recent visit to Washington, D.C., theHon.
Fred Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration,
toured the Embassy of The Bahamas’ new Consular Annex at 1025 Vermont
Avenue, N.W., in downtown Washington, D.C. Mr. Mitchell was in
Washington for a series of meetings at the U.S. State Department and
with Members of Congress who serve on committees with oversight on
matters of special interest to The Bahamas and the Caribbean Community
Seated from left to right during the
Minister’s tour of the Consular Annex on Tuesday, April 8, are
(Video) Prime Minister Christie on TCI Sun TV news
- Apr 18, 2014 - 10:38:11 AM
TURKS & CAICOS -
Watch a TCI Sun News report posted online on April 14th featuring the
visit by Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie.
Prime Minister addresses Value Added Tax (VAT) and the relationship between the two countries, Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.
Along on the trip was
Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis, and
Minister of Labour and
National Insurance & the Public Service, Shane Gibson.
Queen’s College Nassau students call on Bahamas Consul General to New York
- Apr 17, 2014 - 5:38:47 PM
New York - Vacationing in New York for the
Easter break, a group of 5th grade students from Queen’s College Nassau
and their parents paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Forrester J. Carroll,
Bahamas Consul General to New York at Bahamas House, 231 East 46th
Consul General Carroll greeted the students and informed them of
the duties and responsibilities of the Consulate General Office while
serving the Bahamian population aboard...
Bahamas remains committed to the AIDS response
- Apr 17, 2014 - 2:23:43 PM
During a visit to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas the Deputy Executive
Director of UNAIDS Luiz Loures commended the government on the progress
made in curbing its AIDS epidemic.
Once a country with the
highest rates of HIV prevalence in the Caribbean, the Government of the
Bahamas has taken strong ownership of its response to HIV from the
outset, providing most of the funding and human resources from domestic
sources. This commitment has resulted in marked progress and the Bahamas
was cited by Dr Loures as an example of how political will...
8 Year-old Bahamian Among Seven National Dream Kids Scholarship Winners in USA
- Apr 17, 2014 - 2:05:53 AM
Atlanta, Georgia -
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey and daughter
Noelle Robinson along with V-103's Syntonnia hosted the "Kids Dreaming
Big" Meet and Greet celebrating the first annual "Kids Dreaming Big"
Scholarship recently. The community gathered at the fred's Super Dollar
in Conyers, Ga to support 7 students from across the Southeast region
awarded over $3,000 in scholarships and participate in a great afternoon
of family fun.
The "Kids Dreaming Big" Scholarship sponsored
by fred's Super Dollar Store and African Pride DreamKids Hair Care, was
open to youth grades 3-5 encouraging the next generation to believe in
the beauty of their dreams and to provide a national platform to pursue
OAS Supports Talks on Renewable Energy Usage in the Caribbean
- Feb 10, 2014 - 3:06:15 PM
Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States
(OAS), Albert Ramdin, met with government officials, private sector
leaders and renewable energy experts from around the world this week to
promote increased use of renewable energy in the Caribbean.
The meeting on “Creating Climate Wealth” took place on Necker and
Moskito Islands, British Virgin Islands, and included the Prime
Ministers of Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, as well as government
ministers and representatives of Colombia, Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, the United States Virgin
Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Aruba and others.
TCI Prison Service Extends Rehabilitation Initiatives with New Course
- Feb 10, 2014 - 1:58:07 PM
& CAICOS - The Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs and Her
Majesty’s Prison on Friday 7th February 2014 announced the completion of
yet another phase of the Prison Rehabilitation Strategy when members of
the staff completed victim empathy training.
Officers of Her
Majesty’s Prison along with the Gender Affairs coordinator completed an
eight day training course to qualify officers to deliver VEP ‘Victim
Empathy Program’ Training to offenders. The course was delivered by
UKHMPS Offending Behaviour Delivery Manager, Mr. Simon Drysdale and ran
from 29th January 2014 to the 7th February 2014.
Jury Awards $21 Million to Wife of Man Who Died While Boating in Grand Bahama
- Feb 10, 2014 - 12:49:57 PM
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – A
Fort Lauderdale jury has awarded $21.7 million to the family of a West
Palm Beach man who died on July 5, 2005, when his boat struck an unlit
buoy in a marina in Freeport in The Bahamas.
"It has taken nine
years to resolve this tragic negligence case, but finally justice has
been served," said Miami attorney Robert L. Parks (seen here) who
represented Patricia A. Karoussos with co-counsel Ted Fournaris of
Theodore Fournaris. "There is no reason that Rene Karoussos, an
experienced boater and former Navy Seal, should have died in a boating
Pan Caribbean Soccer League Informational Meeting, Feb 25th, 2014
- Feb 6, 2014 - 8:00:57 AM
The winds of regional
integration are blowing among the Caribbean nations. The idea of greater
regional integration in the Caribbean is a topic that has been gaining
more attention in the news and at the political level within the
Caribbean region. In line with this, there has been renewed interest in
the creation of a Pan-Caribbean Soccer League. This year not one
Caribbean nation will be representing the region in the 2014 FIFA World
Cup™, a fact that has caused consternation among many in the region.
Caribbean Football Trust Limited (CFTL) , a Barbados registered company
with offices in Orlando, Florida and Toronto, Canada, is currently
working to remedy this situation for future tournaments by establishing a
new professional soccer league that will span the entire Caribbean
region. As such, the CFTL is collaborating with Concorde Sports Agency
National experts in heart and stroke disease converge on Miami Beach for the 12th Annual Cardiovascular Disease Prevention International Symposium Feb. 6-9
- Jan 29, 2014 - 4:53:11 PM
MIAMI, Fla. – The 12th
Annual Cardiovascular Disease Prevention International Symposium set
for Feb. 6-9 in Miami Beach is bringing together many of the national
experts who are influencing cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis
and treatment today to talk about hot topics in heart attack and stroke
“The Who’s Who in cardiovascular disease will be
here for the four-day meeting to present a range of issues, including
some that are controversial such as the new cholesterol guidelines,
coronary artery calcium scoring and the polypill under study. Each guest
speaker is at the top of their field, having published 20 to 30 papers
on their subjects,” said Arturo Fridman...
2014 TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza Announced
- Jan 24, 2014 - 4:59:41 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands;
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 – A career as an international model
awaits those that sign up for the upcoming 2014 TCI Top Model Contest
& Fashion Extravaganza!
This coming Saturday, January 25th,
Organizers of the Turks & Caicos Islands preeminent event for
Fashion, Beauty, Arts and Entertainment will be holding a Contestants
and Fashion Models Search for this year’s themed event: The Dollhouse!...
Bahamas PM inducted into Intl. Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta
- Jan 24, 2014 - 1:34:20 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia -
minister to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie was among ten 2014 honourees added to the
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame during the 2014 Trumpet Awards
on Friday, January 24th at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National
National Park Service, in Atlanta, Georgia.
program preceding the induction ceremony was held at the Ebenezer
Baptist Church and was hosted by Frank
Ski with WHUR FM (96.3) Radio in Washington, DC. The program and
unveiling of the footprints was free and open to the public.
Rahming continues push for scholarships and training for Bahamians
- Jan 24, 2014 - 12:54:59 PM
NEW YORK -- His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador
to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), met
with His Excellency Ambassador Hussein Haniff, Permanent Representative
of Malaysia to the United Nations, on Thursday, January 23, 2014, to
discuss the Government of The Bahamas’ interest in seeking scholarship
and training opportunities for Bahamians abroad.
the course of the meeting, Ambassador Haniff detailed the merits of the
'Malaysia Technical Cooperation Programme, under the rubric of which a
number of scholarship and training opportunities were offered by the
Government of Malaysia, some of which Bahamians have benefitted from in
the past. Areas of study in which courses were available
Minister Fitzgerald in London, England
- Jan 24, 2014 - 12:22:21 PM
Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science &
Technology, met with Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the
Commonwealth at Marlborough House in London on Thursday 23 January 2013.
The Meeting was to discuss the planning for the 19th Conference of
Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM)
which will be held in The Bahamas in June 2015 under the theme ‘Quality
Education for Equitable Development: Performance, Paths and
Commonwealth Ministerial Meetings are one of the
principal forums for Commonwealth inter-governmental consultation and
decision-making. Commonwealth Education Ministers meet every three years
to discuss issues of mutual concern and interest, to formulate policy
on key developmental issues and to build a consensus at a high political
level within the Commonwealth...
Caribbean Leaders Must Create Right Mix to Attract Investors Says Antigua-Born Scholar
- Apr 22, 2014 - 8:10:13 PM
NEW YORK, NY - "Caribbean leaders
should encourage, embrace and affirm the flow of capital that is
positive, sustainable and healthy for the region."
advice of Antigua-born scholar, Dr. Isaac Newton, as he gears up to
deliver the keynote address to delegates at Invest Caribbean Now 2014,
(ICN), the biggest global investment summit on the Caribbean outside of
the region, set for the Harvard Club in New York City from 11:30 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. this June 4, 2014...