Rahming joins in Tributes to Late Venezuela Envoy
- Dec 2, 2016 - 11:24:26 AM
Washington, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative to the
Organization of American States (OAS), was among those paying tribute to
the late Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez, Venezuela’s Permanent
Representative to the OAS during a special meeting of the OAS Permanent
Council in the Simon Bolívar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street
and Constitution Avenue, N.W., on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
behalf of the government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
I express profound condolences to the government and people of the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the passing of H.E. Ambassador
Bernardo Alvarez,” Dr. Rahming said...
Interest Building for 2017 Caribbean Travel Marketplace
- Dec 2, 2016 - 9:07:31 AM
Miami - Interest is building for next year's Caribbean Travel
Marketplace, the Caribbean's largest marketing event which will take
place at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas from January 31 to
February 2, 2017.
Produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association (CHTA), in collaboration with the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism, the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association, the Nassau/Paradise
Island Promotion Board and the Paradise Island Tourism Development
Association, the event features two days of business meetings that match
buyers and suppliers through a busy program of thousands of
OAS donates $25,000 towards Bahamas hurricane recovery
- Dec 1, 2016 - 6:37:44 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Organization of American States (OAS) has made a
contribution of $25,000 to The Bahamas to
assist with recovery efforts from the massive damages caused by Hurricane
Matthew early in October.
His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations
and Permanent Representative to the OAS, was presented with a cheque by OAS Assistant
Secretary General Nestor Mendez on
Thursday, December 1, 2016
, in the Assistant
Secretary General’s office at OAS main building at 17th Street and Constitution
PAHO urges stepping up nine measures to end AIDS by 2030
- Nov 30, 2016 - 4:49:02 PM
Washington, DC (PAHO/WHO) - "Take the challenge. End AIDS" is the Pan
American Health Organization’s (PAHO) campaign slogan for World AIDS Day
(1 December), which urges governments and society to intensify nine
measures to end the epidemic of AIDS by 2030.
promoting the use of condoms and lubricants, providing HIV testing in
areas frequented by key populations, and expanding access to
pre-exposure (PrEP) and post-exposure (PEP) prophylaxis are some of the
measures that, if reinforced, could help end AIDS as a public health
problem within 15 years.
Bahamas Ambassador signs Fidel Castro book of condolences
- Nov 30, 2016 - 11:43:57 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador
to the United States, signed the Book of Condolences at the Embassy of
Cuba, 2630 16th Street, N.W., on Monday, November 28, 2016, for former
President of Cuba Fidel Castro, who died on Friday, November 25, at the
age of 90.
Castro had ruled the Caribbean Island nation since the 1959
revolution, but because of failing health turned over the reins to his
younger brother Raul, who became President in 2008. The Bahamas Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and Immigration on November 26 extended condolences
to the Government and people of Cuba on behalf of the Government of The
Bahamas, noting that The Bahamas and Cuba established diplomatic
relations in 1974, and throughout that time President Castro was a
strong friend and ally...
St. Lucia PM Welcomes Prince Harry and Sends Climate Change Message
- Nov 25, 2016 - 11:39:13 PM
Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet officially welcomed His
Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales to Saint Lucia on Thursday evening
and also thanked Britain for its continued support to the island.
the Prince’s arrival in Saint Lucia on 24th November 2016 and the
inspection of the Guard, a very brief ceremony was held at Pointe
Seraphine where the Prince was presented with a plaque from the
Government and People of Saint Lucia...
CRFM and FAO plan fisheries data reform for the Caribbean
- Nov 25, 2016 - 3:26:13 AM
Belize City, Belize (CRFM)—The coming of the digital age presents novel
opportunities for the fisheries and aquaculture sector of the wider
Caribbean to build a more robust data and information system that would
augment the monitoring of production trends and traceability of catches,
support more sustainable management regimes through increased people
engagement, and facilitate stronger international and regional trade.
Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the United Nations
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are teaming up to capitalize on
opportunities for Member States to strengthen data collection and
management systems through the use of modern technology, such as
smartphones and wireless communications to bridge gaps in the system...
Commonwealth commits action to end violence against women
- Nov 24, 2016 - 6:35:19 PM
The Commonwealth will chart a course to decrease violence against women –
one of the biggest problems facing humanity - Secretary-General
Patricia Scotland will tell experts tomorrow.
Speaking at an
event at Commonwealth Headquarters, the Secretary-General will advocate
for a multi-sector approach to tackling the issue. She will lay out a
package of measures, including legal, educational and health resources
that governments can use to protect women and girls from violence.
will also witness the London launch of the cutting-edge Commonwealth
judicial bench books to beef up laws that protect women and girls...
Prince Harry launches dedications to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy during official visit to the Caribbean
- Nov 23, 2016 - 4:32:11 PM
His Royal Highness
Prince Harry today unveiled St Kitts and Nevis’ dedication to The
Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), the Central Forest Reserve National
Accompanied by the Governor Genera,His Excellency Sir Tapley
Seaton, Prince Harry visited the Brimstone Hill Fortress, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site in the shadow of Mount Liamugia.
After watching a performance of traditional dances, Caribbean
songs and local...
Rahming hosts CARICOM Caucus Meeting
- Nov 23, 2016 - 3:50:43 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 the Chair of the UN CARICOM Caucus for the months of November and
December, presided over the Caucus' regular monthly meeting on Tuesday,
November 22, 2016. Several issues were considered by the Caucus,
including improving the working methods of the group and upcoming
meetings with the newly appointed President of the General Assembly and
The Caucus also commemorated the work of H.E.
Menissa Rambally, outgoing Permanent Representative of St. Lucia to the
United Nations. Seated left to right: Dr. Rahming; H.E. Ms. Menissa
Rambally, Permanent Representative of St. Lucia...
Bahamas and Brunei Establish Diplomatic Relations
- Nov 23, 2016 - 3:44:46 PM
New York - The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Brunei Darussalam
formally established Diplomatic Relations through the signing of a Joint
Communique in New York on Monday, November 21, 2016.
Communique was signed by His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (left),
Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations and the
Organization of American States (OAS), on behalf of the Government of
The Bahamas, and His Excellency Mr. Dato Paduka Abdul Ghafar Ismail,
Permanent Representative of Brunei Darussalam to the United Nations...
Uruguay first to ratify Inter-American Convention on Protection of Human Rights of Older Persons
- Nov 22, 2016 - 8:52:04 PM
Uruguay became the first member state of the Organization of American
States (OAS) to deposit the instrument of ratification of the
Inter-American Convention on the Protection of the Human Rights of Older
The Permanent Representative of Uruguay, Hugo Cayrús,
recalled that the legislature of his country ratified the Convention in
September. “Uruguay believes the region has taken a fundamental step,
because it is the first legally binding Convention related to the
protection of the human rights of older persons,” said the Uruguayan
Regional & International Finance and Media Leaders Join Forces to Launch Major New Infrastructure Forum for the Caribbean
- Nov 22, 2016 - 3:27:32 PM
In May 2014, the incoming President of the Caribbean Development Bank,
Dr. Warren Smith, asserted that “over the next 10 years, some US$30
billion will be required to modernize and enhance the efficiency of the
power, transportation, telecommunications, and water and wastewater
The need is real, but the challenges are significant.
For many investors the Caribbean isn’t on the radar screen. And for
those that are looking at the region, there are significant issues
around viability, project risk and financing.
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Announces Comprehensive Approach to 'People Development'
- Nov 22, 2016 - 12:45:05 PM
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is aiming to deliver
high quality, affordable training support to its members with a renewed
emphasis on "people development".
CHTA President Karolin
Troubetzkoy announced the creation of a "People Development" initiative
aimed at building upon successful educational programs.
At the heart
of the new direction is the recent signing of a Memorandum of
Understanding with Springboard Caribbean to increase the region's
competitiveness while creating new opportunities for Caribbean people in
the world's most resilient industry.
BTVI further explores opportunities with Canadian college
- Nov 18, 2016 - 5:11:17 PM
The government of Canada’s Department of Global Affairs, recently
selected President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson, as a scholar in the Emerging Leaders in
the Americas Program (ELAP).
Co-organized by the Canadian Bureau
for International Education (CBIE), the ELAP scholarship is designed to
support the development of human capital and the next generation of
leaders in the Americas, while strengthening the linkages between
post-secondary institutions in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean...
Bahamian participants of Obama's Young Leaders call on Consul General Zonicle
- Nov 18, 2016 - 9:39:53 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to
Washington, D.C., welcomed two Bahamian participants of the inaugural
class of President Obama's Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative
(YLAI) Fellows during a courtesy call by Tanya McFall of New Providence
and Ashleigh Rolle of Grand Bahama at the Bahamas Embassy Consular
Annex, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., on Friday, November 11, 2016.
Obama launched YLAI last year to expand opportunities for emerging
entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America and the
Caribbean. The inaugural YLAI class brought 250 promising young
business and social...
OAS Electoral Mission in Haiti Completes Deployment Ahead of Sunday´s Elections
- Nov 18, 2016 - 12:23:48 AM
Organization of American States’ Electoral Observation Mission
(OAS/EOM) in Haiti completed today its deployment across the country. A
team of 130 experts and observers of 24 nationalities, headed by former
Uruguayan senator Juan Raúl Ferreira, will be observing
election in all ten departments of Haiti.
Mission includes a number of specialists that are analyzing in depth
key aspects of the electoral process, including electoral organization
and technology, electoral registration, electoral justice and the
participation of women. On Election Day the OAS will observe the process
from the opening of the polls to the counting of the votes. A team will
remain in the country until the tabulation process has concluded...
Ambassador Newry attends 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program
- Nov 16, 2016 - 3:19:12 PM
Washington, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador
to the United States (left), is pictured at a reception held at the
State Department, 2201 C Street, N.W., in celebration of the 70th
anniversary of the Fulbright Program on Monday, November 14, 2016. At
center is Dr. Kara Spiller, Assistant Professor at Drexel University,
and at right is Petty Officer John Delancey, Royal Bahamas Defence
Force, security attaché at the Embassy.
Recognized as the flagship U.S.
government educational exchange program, the Fulbright Program continues
to attract record numbers of applicants, according to the State
Handbags Made with a Social Conscience
- Nov 16, 2016 - 3:02:45 PM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - The issue of replica handbags and other goods is
a significant problem for designers and the industry as a whole. Whilst
it is doubtful that this practice will cease, it is encouraging when
authentic luxury products are discovered that are ethically produced in a
conscious social manner.
A number of such companies exist within
the Caribbean, and two highly distinguished hand-produced bag companies
MayaBags® from Belize, and REECII from the twin islands St. Kitts and
Nevis, should be justly highlighted as examples to all.
MayaBags® is a
handmade, design-driven women’s accessories collection, of purses and
items for the home inspired bynature and crafted with the artisanal