International Conference Speaker Shares his Most memorable Speeches
- Dec 10, 2018 - 10:23:02 AM
Public speaking for me is one of the gifts from my Creator. In addition
to speaking successfully as an international conference speaker, I have
also been blessed with the gifts of writing and hosting my own
television and radio shows .
I have been honored to give 5,000
speeches and presentations in my 30 years as a much sought after
motivational speaker. So today, I thought I would share with you some of
my most memorable speeches and presentations.
1. In 1990 I was contracted by the Life Underwriters Association of The
Bahamas (LUAB) to be one of the speakers at their Annual Conference
being held in Ft. Lauderdale , Florida at the Embassy Suites Hotel. I
was extremely excited for this opportunity of being the first Bahamian
to address their international conference and additionally...
Mexico crowned Miss World 2018
- Dec 8, 2018 - 9:09:48 AM
Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico has been crowned the winner of the
68th Miss World final held in Sanya, China and now holds the coveted
title of Miss World 2018.
Vanessa was crowned on the world’s
biggest stage by her predecessor 2017 Miss World, Manushi Chhillar. The
Miss World Final attracts a global TV audience of one billion viewers
worldwide. When combined with its social media and website, Miss World
has reached more than two billion people in the run up to the final...
U.S. Embassy Donates Over $430,000 in Equipment and Gear to the RBPF
- Dec 7, 2018 - 12:08:19 PM
On December 6, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and Minister of
National Security The Honorable Marvin Dames participated in the
official handover ceremony of more than $430,000 in equipment and gear
to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) at the Police College. The
donation was made possible through the U.S. Department of State’s
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section. The
donation includes 293 ballistic vests, plates, uniforms; a high-powered
Leica Macroscope; Police College training equipment; and Safe boat
Maintenance Equipment to various units in the RBPF...
New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers
- Dec 6, 2018 - 9:39:24 AM
The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 164 million
people are migrant workers – a rise of 9 per cent since 2013, when they
numbered 150 million.
According to the 2nd edition of the ILO’s
Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers , which covers the
period between 2013 and 2017, the majority of migrant workers – 96
million – are men, while 68 million are women...
Miss World 2018 to be crowned in China this Saturday
- Dec 5, 2018 - 3:26:45 PM
The 68th Miss World Final is to be held on Saturday 8 December 2018 at
the impressive Sanya City Arena, Lizhigou Road, Sanya, China.
This year 118 contestants from all over the world will compete for the coveted Miss World crown on the world’s biggest stage.
Chhillar of India, reigning Miss World said: “Being an ambassador for
Miss World and Beauty With A Purpose is a great honour. Not only do you
wear the badge of your country, bringing national pride and inspiring
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush
- Dec 4, 2018 - 10:59:24 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, December 5,
2018. President Trump has designated December 5th as a National Day of
Mourning for President George H.W. Bush, the forty-first President of
the United States.
Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Thursday, December 6th at 8:00 a.m.
any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S.
Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via
New Representative of Costa Rica to the OAS Presents Credentials to Secretary General Almagro
- Nov 29, 2018 - 5:43:41 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Costa Rica, Montserrat Solano
Carboni, today presented credentials to the Secretary General of the
Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro in a ceremony in
which she highlighted the importance of joint work between states to
ensure a better future for coming generations.
In her speech,
Ambassador Solano Carboni recalled that her country "is historically
committed to multilateralism and human rights and recognizes the value
of political dialogue and consultation as essential elements for the
peaceful resolution of conflicts." She added that the values promoted by
Tourism, Food Security Among High-potential Areas for Expanding UAE-Caribbean Cooperation
- Nov 29, 2018 - 2:51:54 PM
Tourism, food security, manufacturing, logistics, and renewable energy
have been identified as high-potential areas where companies in the UAE
and Caribbean region can expand economic cooperation, according to new
analysis from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
findings, released on sidelines of the first UAE-Caribbean Cooperation
Forum in Dubai, revealed that the value of non-oil trade between Dubai
and Caribbean countries totaled $273 million in 2017...
Medellín, Colombia to Host 49th OAS General Assembly
- Nov 28, 2018 - 3:07:31 PM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today
approved a resolution to hold the next General Assembly of the
Organization in Medellin, Colombia, on June 26, 27 and 28, 2019.
his presentation to the Council, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Colombia, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, highlighted the commitment of his
country to the renewal of Inter-American multilateralism and explained
that Colombia's offer is framed in "an act of faith in the
New Ambassador of Barbados to the OAS Presents Credentials
- Nov 28, 2018 - 1:24:39 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Barbados to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Noel Lynch, today presented his credentials to
the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.
Lynch said Barbados sees the OAS “as the premier multilateral
organization in the Americas working to promote dialogue and to
strengthen peace.” He pledged his country´s continuing commitment to
support “the programs and activities in the critical areas of democracy,
Seychelles Steps Forward as Commonwealth Champion for Marine Protection
- Nov 28, 2018 - 9:55:09 AM
Efforts to protect the ocean have received a major boost with the
announcement that Seychelles will lead a Commonwealth Blue Charter
action group on marine protected areas.
Seychelles is the latest and 12th country to step forward as a Commonwealth Blue Charter Champion country.
The announcement was made at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya...
CHTA President calls for greater investment in Caribbean people
- Nov 27, 2018 - 4:45:39 PM
While millions are drawn to the Caribbean's natural beauty and
attractions every year, it is the creativity and warmth of the people
that keep visitors returning, asserts Patricia Affonso-Dass, President
of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).
who will address this week's 9th Tourism Human Resources Conference
hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Cayman
Islands Department of Tourism, applauded the work of CTO, CHTA and many
companies and destinations in the region...
Prime Minister of Jamaica Highlights OAS Role in the Region
- Nov 27, 2018 - 4:21:04 PM
The Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness today addressed the
Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) and
highlighted the crucial role the Organization has played in the last 70
years in promoting security, democracy, governance, peace and overall
wellness in the region.
In his welcoming remarks, the Secretary
General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said that Prime Minister Holness “is a
symbol of change, and he has shown his commitment to effect change,
particularly in the area of governance.” “We are witnessing a revisiting
of the ideal of government for the people and by the people, which
promises to lay firm foundations for more sustainable...
Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation in Africa call on Commonwealth parliamentarians to ‘leave no one behind’
- Nov 27, 2018 - 1:00:35 PM
Two eminent former African Presidents, representing the Champions for an
AIDS-Free Generation in Africa, have urged Commonwealth
parliamentarians to ensure they ‘leave no one behind’ in the fight to
eradicate HIV and AIDS. The call was made during a side-event to the
Westminster Seminar 2018, organised by The Royal Commonwealth Society in
partnership with the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation in Africa
and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, with the theme ‘HIV,
Inclusion & Leaving No One Behind: A Conversation with Former
An orthodox cabinet as the Westminster system prescribed
- Nov 27, 2018 - 12:26:18 PM
Reactions to the announcement by the office of Prime Minister Allen
Chastanet of adjustments to ministerial portfolios effective November 1,
2018, that many regard as a measly de-cluster of the hitherto cluster
cabinet of ill-defined intentions in Saint Lucia, reinforce the planned
vote of no confidence that has the government on the defensive.
is also the analysis that the current adjustment in portfolios augments
the superficial nature of a cabinet that is unable to condense the
expenditure of central government and improve performance, albeit the
prime minister’s thinking “to ensure greater synergy...
Caribbean tourism organization to publish disaster risk management guide for Caribbean tourism
- Nov 26, 2018 - 11:34:00 PM
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism
development agency, is soon to publish a disaster risk management (DRM)
guide for the region’s tourism sector as part of its objective to foster
a culture of preparedness in destination management.
publication, which targets tourism businesses and policymakers, will
help guide the tourism sector’s preparedness, response and recovery from
the multiplicity of hazards that impact and/or potentially threaten the
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, a new pop culture novel from St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- Nov 26, 2018 - 8:34:01 PM
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks is a new pop culture novel published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).
from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has written a “ferocious
depiction” of a world dominated by social media appearances, said Gerty
Dambury, a Prix Carbet author based in France.
Pretty is “a dystopian tale set in a Caribbean paradise. Facebook and
Instagram are virtual religious icons. A pyromaniac burns a new-born in
the late night, and civil servants chat only via WhatsApp,” said HNP
president Jacqueline Sample...
International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women - 25 November 2018
- Nov 26, 2018 - 4:45:47 PM
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against
Women, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women,
its Causes and Consequences (SRVAW) and the platform of key United
Nations and regional expert mechanisms on Violence Against Women,
including the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against
Women (CEDAW), the United Nations Working Group on the Issue of
Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice (WGDAW)...
OAS New Path Initiative Finances Projects by 23 At-risk Youth in Jamaica
- Nov 26, 2018 - 3:00:36 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS), together with the Ministry of
National Security of Jamaica, the Trust of the Americas (TRUST) and the
Institute of Law and Economics last Friday granted 23 youth in conflict
with the law grants of $JA350,000 to implement their business plans...