CTO Mourns Passing of Flora Gilford, Former President of CTO Northern California Chapter
- Oct 18, 2019 - 10:45:48 AM
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is grieving the loss of a
longtime friend of the Caribbean, Flora Gilford, who passed away on 9
Oct., 2019 in Michigan at the age of 97. Gilford was a travel agent who
served as president of the CTO Northern California Chapter between the
late 1980s to mid-1990s. Visitation will be held on 21 Oct. from 7 - 8
p.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in Lansing, Michigan.
Gilford was well loved by her peers; she wholeheartedly loved the
Caribbean and was always willing to volunteer when we needed a helping
hand," said Sylma Brown, director of CTO-USA, Inc...
Commonwealth action group on mangroves meets in Sri Lanka
- Oct 18, 2019 - 9:00:10 AM
Commonwealth countries met in Negombo, Sri Lanka to decide on a work plan to help save the world’s mangroves.
The plan includes joint actions, projects and funding strategies for the short and medium term.
activity is part of the work carried out under the Commonwealth Blue
Charter – an agreement by all 53 Commonwealth countries to actively
co-operate to solve ocean-related challenges and meet global commitments
on sustainable ocean development...
Accelerating Caribbean Fashion Pt2
- Oct 17, 2019 - 3:00:16 PM
Earlier this year twenty (20) designers participated in the Caribbean
Fashion Accelerator jointly funded by the Caribbean Export Development
Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union and the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Caribbean Export provides support for
the development of the regions cultural and creative industries as part
of the implementation of the Regional Private Sector Development
Programme funded by the 11th EDF. The Bank’s funding is through its
Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF).
Sandra Carr, one of the pioneers of the Caribbean Academy of Fashion and
Design at the University of Trinidad and Tobago the bootcamp workshop...
IAEA LEU Bank becomes operational with delivery of low enriched uranium
- Oct 17, 2019 - 10:00:48 AM
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) took delivery of a
shipment of low enriched uranium (LEU) at a purpose-built facility in
Kazakhstan today, officially establishing the IAEA LEU Bank aimed at
providing assurance to countries about the availability of nuclear fuel...
Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fundraiser set for Vancouver, Canada
- Oct 16, 2019 - 4:48:03 AM
News of the state of Grand Bahama and Abaco after
Hurricane Dorian has reached a global audience. The amount of
international aid has been a godsend. The need is great however and it
will take years to rebuild.
4,760 km miles away in Vancouver, Canada, Bahamian Lillamae Toppin felt
she had do something for her people. She's been living in British
Columbia's west coast in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver for over 40
years. She is the brainchild behind, "An Evening for The Bahamas"
fundraiser being held on Oct. 27, 2019.
"My heart aches for my people," said Lilla a semi-retired nurse whose
husband is a retired vascular surgeon. Lilla turned to her Caribbean
friends in her area and via a mutual friend, Lilla was introduced to
Robbin Whachell, co-founder of The Bahamas Weekly who lives close by...
Caribbean Export signs three MOUs with strategic partners to support the Caribbean’s export growth
- Oct 15, 2019 - 1:40:27 PM
The recently held CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum drew record numbers of
senior level European and Caribbean policy makers, European buyers and
Caribbean exhibitors, to the 4th hosting of the event and the first ever
to be held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Three MOUs were signed
between the Caribbean Export Development Agency and key stakeholders in
Europe, namely, the BVMW (Der Bundesverband mittelständische
Wirtschaft), the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit GmbH) and the Caribbean Council...
Finance ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises
- Oct 14, 2019 - 9:34:49 AM
Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on 17
October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt
The meeting will be chaired by the Finance Minister of
Cyprus, Harris Georgiades, under the theme ‘Preventing Debt Crises: The
Roles of Creditors and Debtors’. It will be preceded by sessions for
senior finance ministry officials and central bank governors...
Prime Minister and Saint Lucia Delegation Participate in Taiwan 108th National Day Celebrations
- Oct 8, 2019 - 11:30:27 AM
The Republic of China (Taiwan) is set to celebrate the country’s 108th
National Day on Thursday October 10th 2019. As part of the celebrations a
Saint Lucian contingent has travelled to the Republic of China (Taiwan)
to participate in the Taichung Jazz Festival, the Taichung Instruments
Festival and the Taiwan National Day parade.
The Department of
Culture announced last week 14 persons from Carnival Band Tribe of Twel,
led by Senator Adrian Augier, will be taking part in the Taiwan
National Parade. Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, five members of the band...
EY recognized as Professional Services/Accounting Firm of the Year
- Oct 7, 2019 - 12:15:23 PM
EY was recently honored as “Professional Services/Accounting Firm of the Year” at the Reactions’ 2019 North America Awards.
Cordelia Davis, Partner of EY Bermuda and Regional Financial Accounting
Advisory Services leader for the EY Region of Bahamas, Bermuda, British
Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, accepted the award at the ceremony in
New York on September 26.
“It was an honor to accept this award
on behalf of EY and our global insurance and financial services practice
who serve with excellence and help clients address the challenges in
today’s marketplace,” Cordelia Davis said...
IAEA opens Conference on Nuclear Power’s Role in Combating Climate Change Vienna, Austria
- Oct 7, 2019 - 12:00:16 PM
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the
goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be difficult to
achieve without a significant increase in the use of nuclear power, IAEA
Acting Director General Cornel Feruta said today at the opening of the
International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear
Fisheries Ministers of CARICOM and Central America join forces to promote ocean-based economic growth and combat IUU fishing in the Caribbean
- Oct 4, 2019 - 1:39:33 PM
After several hours of deliberation at their Second Joint Meeting held
in Belize on Wednesday, 2 October 2019, Fisheries Ministers from Member
States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the
Organization for Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Central American
Isthmus (OSPESCA) inked a milestone instrument. The “Declaration on
CRFM-OSPESCA Cooperation for Sustainable Development of Fisheries and
Aquaculture Resources” signals their resolve to solidify the cooperation
birthed at their first joint meeting held in Belize 7 years earlier, in
Among the agreed areas of cooperation are: monitoring and
managing Sargassum blooms which have been adversely affecting the region
since 2011; the control of invasive species, with emphasis on the
This Season's 'TikiMarket' kicks off October 20 with a Bahamas Relief Benefit
- Oct 4, 2019 - 10:30:40 AM
This year's Caribbean-themed TikiMarket at the Marina will launch
Sunday, October 20 with a focus on one particular island nation: The
The season opener is a Bahamas Relief Benefit titled Art, Jazz & Junkanoo.
weekly event started in 2018 and is held from 4 to 7ish p.m. each
Sunday at the recently redeveloped Riviera Beach Marina Village, located
at 190 E. 13th Street...
$2500 raised during Atlanta Junkanoo group fundraiser as Bahamian doctors share Hurricane Dorian experiences
- Oct 2, 2019 - 3:30:42 PM
During a recent Atlanta Junkanoo Group fundraiser that raised over
$2,500 for Hurricane Dorian victims, two Atlanta-based Bahamian doctors
detailed all they encountered after landing on Abaco and Grand Bahama in
the aftermath of the storm.
The event was held at Bahama Breeze
in Duluth, Georgia on Sept. 30, 2019 and attracted scores of Bahamians
and friends of The Bahamas. In addition to volunteering with the
consulate and coming together to raise awareness within the Atlanta
OAS New Permanent Representative of Nicaragua Accredited
- Oct 2, 2019 - 2:13:14 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Ruth Esperanza Tapia Roa, today presented to
Secretary General Luis Almagro the credentials that accredit her before
the hemispheric institution.
In welcoming Ambassador Tapia, the
Secretary General referred to her experience and previous work related
to the central themes of the OAS agenda. "Very soon you will realize
that, within the various tasks carried out in your professional career,
there are a lot of issues that have to do directly with the work of the
OAS," said the Secretary General...
U.S. Pledges Additional $7.5 Million for Dorian Relief Efforts during High Level Visit to Grand Bahama and Abaco
- Oct 2, 2019 - 9:40:13 AM
Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers welcomed to The Bahamas the visit of a
bipartisan U.S. Congressional delegation led by Congresswoman Debbie
Wasserman-Schultz from September 30- October 1. U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green joined the
delegation which met with the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Most
Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, and Foreign Minister Darren Henfield before
visiting the United States’ humanitarian operations in response to
Hurricane Dorian in the affected areas of Grand Bahama and Abaco...
The OAS and the International Cooperative Alliance to Collaborate in favor of Member States
- Sep 30, 2019 - 2:40:30 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the International
Cooperative Alliance today signed a cooperation agreement that will
identify common projects of specific cooperation so that both
institutions can support member states in their efforts to promote and
facilitate the cooperative model, with the ultimate goal of promoting
greater inclusion and development in the region.
At the signing
ceremony, Secretary General Luis Almagro affirmed that "cooperativism
builds trust through the relations of acts of association, and in doing
so strengthens the social and political fabric...