NASA, University Study Shows Rising Seas Slowed by Increasing Water on Land
- Feb 12, 2016 - 5:19:18 AM
from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify,
for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water
storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise.
A new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, shows
that while ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, changes in weather
and climate over the past decade have caused Earth’s continents to soak
up and store an extra 3.2 trillion tons of water in soils, lakes and
underground aquifers, temporarily slowing the rate of sea level rise by
about 20 percent...
IAEA to assist Latin American and Caribbean countries in early detection of Zika virus
- Feb 11, 2016 - 2:15:37 PM
Vienna, Austria - Responding to requests for urgent assistance, the
International Atomic Energy Agency will provide nuclear-derived early
detection tools and training support to help Latin American and
Caribbean countries rapidly identify cases of the Zika virus, IAEA
Director General Yukiya Amano said today.
The IAEA assistance
consists of the transfer of specialized equipment and technical
expertise in the near future. The cost of this initiative—totalling
400,000 euros—is covered by reserve funds available for emergencies in
the already approved annual IAEA budget. It is part of broader support
to strengthen the region’s capacity to act against the Zika outbreak,
which will be discussed by the IAEA’s Board of Governors early next
U.S. Embassy Partners with Young Marine Explorers (YME) to host Leadership Workshop for NGO’s
- Feb 11, 2016 - 10:43:00 AM
From March – May 2016, the Young Marine Explorers (YME) organization
will facilitate a unique learning opportunity for CEO’s and executive
directors of Bahamian non-profit organizations focused on management
skills and leadership capacity. Under the theme, “Elevate,” YME will
offer a free, four-session workshop designed to cover strategic
planning, effective management, fundraising, marketing, board
development and financial management. The workshop will be facilitated
by Matthew Aubry, an internationally recognized not-for-profit
consultant. Participants will engage in collaborative problem-solving
strategies aimed at developing a peer-to-peer resource network...
Bahamas Hon. Consul receives African American Hero award
- Feb 9, 2016 - 10:35:32 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois -- The Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas
Honorary Consul to Chicago, was honored as the first African American Hero
award recipient for their 2016 celebration of Black History Month by The Life
Center Church of God In Christ on February 7, 2016. In accepting the award Honorary
Consul Fountain expressed gratitude to Pastor T.L. Barrett, Jr., Assistant
Pastor Dr. Wynetta Frazier and Life Center congregants for their love and
support over the last twenty years.
Further, he promised to continue the work
to make himself worthy of their very special acknowledgement...
Five leaders of Canadian and Caribbean origin to be honoured in Toronto
- Feb 8, 2016 - 7:06:36 PM
Toronto, ON - The
University of the West Indies today announced five leaders of Canadian and
Caribbean origin, and one organization, to be honoured at the seventh annual
Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton.
Vice Chancellor’s Award is given to
people of Caribbean heritage who have made significant contributions within
their organizations and communities. The 2016 honourees are
: Mr. Stephen Ames;
Dr. Paul Steinbok...
Major named Employee of The Year at Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex
- Feb 8, 2016 - 10:25:25 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C. Paulette Zonicle
has introduced a new annual initiative at Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex to
show her appreciation for the hard work that her staff does on a daily basis.
At a staff luncheon held on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Consular Annex,
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Administrative Assistant Felipe Major was named
Employee of the Year for 2015...
Haiti: Agreement for Peaceful Transition of Government Accomplished
- Feb 6, 2016 - 1:20:26 PM
The Special Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti which began on Sunday, January 31 is now completed.
two hours before the end of President Michel Martelly's term without an
elected President to succeed him, an agreement was reached for a
transitional government. Late on February 5th, President Martelly
officially signed the agreement with President Jocelerme Privert and
Vice-President Cholzer Chancy of the National Assembly...
Bahamas Discusses Small Business Development Assistance with the OAS
- Feb 6, 2016 - 8:29:52 AM
WASHNGTON, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United Nations and the Organization of American States
(OAS), and His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States, on Thursday, February 4, 2016, met with Director Maryse
Roberts and Ms. Renee Penco of the OAS Department of Economic
Development to discuss assistance towards the potential establishment of
a Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) in The Bahamas.
OAS Project to help expand the US’s Small Business Development Centre
(SBDC) model throughout the Caribbean is funded by the US OAS Mission.
The initial phase of the project was launched in 2012 and was executed
in five countries: Barbados, Belize, Dominican, Jamaica and Saint Lucia...
Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta participates in immigration Workshop
- Feb 5, 2016 - 6:43:13 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle was one
of the Atlanta-based members of the Caribbean Consular Corps who
participated in an Immigration and Citizenship Workshop sponsored by the
Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia and the Caribbean
Association of Georgia at the Don Janelle in Decatur, Georgia, on
Thursday, February 4, 2016.
Other members of the Caribbean Consular
Corps who also provided passport information for their respective
countries included Dr. Edward Layne, Barbados; Ms. Jewel Scott, Jamaica...
Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta attends luncheon hosted by co-founder of Poitier Global Training Institute
- Feb 5, 2016 - 6:39:37 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle (right)
is pictured at a luncheon hosted Mrs. Jeanne S. Hollis (left),
co-founder of Poitier Global Training Institute, on Friday, January 29,
at Davios Northern Italian Steakhouse in downtown Atlanta for members of
the College of the Bahamas (COB) culinary team that competed in the
Southeast Regional Culinary Competitions held at Le Cordon Bleu College
of Culinary Arts in Atlanta January 29-31, 2016.
Also pictured are Chef
Mario Adderley (second from left), CC, MBA, an assistant professor and
Head of Department for Food and Beverage at The College of the Bahamas...
C.O.B. culinary team wins silver medal
- Feb 5, 2016 - 2:14:21 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia -- A culinary team from the College of the Bahamas (COB) won a
silver medal at Southeast Regional Culinary Competitions held at Le Cordon Bleu
College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta January 29-31, 2016.
Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle attended the competition as well
as a luncheon hosted for the group by Mrs. Jeanne S. Hollis, co-founder of
Poitier Global Training Institute, at the Davios Northern Italian Steakhouse in
IMSO Director General Meets with High Commissioner Bethel
- Feb 5, 2016 - 12:14:20 PM
Captain Moin Ahmed, Director General of the International Mobile
Satellite Organization (IMSO) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency
Eldred Bethel on Thursday, February 4th at Bahamas House.
recently taking up his post in 2015, Captain Ahmed outlined the mandate
of IMSO along with goals and objectives for 2016. Captain Ahmed gave an
update on the workings of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System
(GMDSS) and discussed the way forward on keeping and reducing the
operational cost of the Long Range Identification and Tracking System
BFSB and ICB attend World Captive Forum in Boca Raton, Florida
- Feb 4, 2016 - 10:10:06 PM
The Bahamas Financial Services Board participated in the World Captive
Forum in Boca Raton, Florida from January 31st-February 3rd.
BFSB’s first year attending the World Captive Forum, which celebrated
its 25th anniversary. It is one of the longest running international
captive insurance conferences in the world. Bahamas Financial Services
Board, The Insurance Commission of The Bahamas along with other
delegates of the private sector from The Bahamas attended this major
Consul General Rolle Attends State of City Breakfast
- Feb 4, 2016 - 7:59:16 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia -- Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle (center) is pictured with several other members of the Atlanta Consular Corps at the 2016 Annual State of the City Business Breakfast, during which Mayor Kasim Reed highlighted accomplishments from 2015 and discussed future initiatives, on Thursday, February 4, 2016.
Held in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom of Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard N.W., the event was co-hosted by Sandy Douglas, President of Coca-Cola North America...
Cable & Wireless and WhatsApp sign partnership
- Feb 4, 2016 - 2:00:13 PM
& Wireless (C&W) and WhatsApp have entered into a strategic
marketing partnership. A first for the Caribbean, this exciting deal
offers C&W customers access to the full range of WhatsApp features
across the company’s networks. As a result of this partnership, C&W
will introduce a suite of innovative packages with additional benefits
for customers, which will be unveiled across all its markets in the
Cable & Wireless’s brands—Flow, BTC, and LIME—are currently the
only officially authorised providers of WhatsApp data bundles in the
"Political commitment and more resources to fight Zika in the Americas," says PAHO Director
- Feb 3, 2016 - 11:26:55 PM
Eliminating mosquitoes requires action by governments, businesses,
individuals, families and communities. PAHO is requesting $8.5 million
from the international community to support its technical cooperation
with member countries.
3 February 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — More
resources are urgently needed to fight the spread of Zika in the
Americas and the apparently related increase in microcephaly and other
complications, the Director of the Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) told ministers of
health today in a meeting convened by the Southern Common Market
(MERCOSUR), in Montevideo, Uruguay...
PAHO Director to brief ministers of health on microcephaly / Zika in the Americas
- Feb 2, 2016 - 6:03:20 PM
(PAHO/WHO) – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World
Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, will brief
ministers of health from nearly a dozen Latin American countries this
week on the current state of the Zika virus outbreak, and the cases of
microcephaly—unusually small head size in newborns--and other
complications that are suspected of being linked to Zika virus
The high-level briefing follows the declaration this
past Monday of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by
WHO’s Director-General, due to clusters of microcephaly that have been
reported in areas of Zika...
Bahamas Ambassador Rahming hosts U.N. Shark Conservation Luncheon
- Feb 1, 2016 - 4:31:24 PM
NEW YORK - H.E. Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to the United
Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), In his capacity
as Chairman of the Save Our Sharks Coalition in New York, hosted a
luncheon for some thirty United Nations Ambassadors on Wednesday,
January 21, 2016.
Special guest was international motivational
speaker and world-class paralympic swimmer Achmat Hassiem of Cape Town,
South Africa. who lost a leg in a shark attack in 2006...
Michael Misick's attorney responds to Sandals statement
- Jan 30, 2016 - 5:12:20 PM
represent former Premier of Turks and Caicos Islands, Mr Michael Misick
in association with Mr Adrian Kayne at Mr Misick's trial in Turks &
Caicos on various corruption offences.
attention has been drawn to a
that has been issued on
behalf of "Sandals-related companies" and carried in various media.
I feel constrained to issue this response on behalf of my client.
is my view that the statement has been a consequence of the practice of
the prosecution of issuing daily releases of its unproved opening...
Syria: Desperate population needs regular unimpeded aid, whatever talks outcome
- Jan 30, 2016 - 3:24:48 PM
(ICRC) - The parties battling each other in Syria’s nearly 5-year-old
conflict must allow a regular flow of aid to reach all those civilians
suffering amid the fighting, whatever the outcome of peace talks getting
under way in Geneva, the International Committee of the Red Cross
(ICRC) has said.
“I saw malnourished young children and frail old people in an appalling state in Madaya,
when we were able to get there earlier this month. But we were only
able to deliver a few truckloads of aid, which took months to negotiate.
This was too little, and too late for some, “said the head of the ICRC
in Damascus, Marianne Gasser...