Consul General Neilly connects with Chicago
- Jun 20, 2018 - 8:19:43 PM
Mr. Theo Neilly, Bahamas Consul General to Washington D.C., led the
first Mission to Chicago by a Bahamas Consul General June 13 – 16, 2018.
The Mission was spearheaded by Mr. Michael Fountain, Bahamas
Honorary Consul to Chicago, as a result of a meeting held on Capitol
Hill in December 2017 between Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IIL) and a
Bahamian delegation, headed by His Excellency Sidney Collie, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the
Organization of American States (OAS)...
PwC officially re-opens its doors in St Lucia to continue to create a sustainable strategy for its clients
- Jun 20, 2018 - 9:48:19 AM
PwC’s return to St Lucia is a sign of the significant potential for growth in the Eastern Caribbean.
at a cocktail event to announce the official re-opening of its St Lucia
office, Frazer Lindsay, CEO, PwC in the Caribbean, said “We are very
excited to be re-opening our doors in St Lucia. Being here, in my view,
is about creating and implementing a sustainable strategy that can help
our clients to grow their business...
Red Bays in North Andros to be central focus of Florida Festival
- Jun 20, 2018 - 9:25:58 AM
The settlement of Red Bays in North Andros will be the central focus of
a three-day festival being hosted by the Oak Tree Community Outreach, a
Florida-based not-for-profit corporation, at the City of Bradenton
Manatee Mineral Spring Park July 13 -15th celebrating the historic ties
between Red Bays and an early 1800s Florida community known as Angola.
as it does on the weekend after The Bahamas celebrates its 45th
anniversary of independence on July 10, the festival can be considered
by Bahamians living in the Florida-area diaspora as an extension of
their country’s independence celebrations...
Bay Gardens properties enlisted in Trip Advisor's Hall of Fame
- Jun 19, 2018 - 12:31:30 PM
Bay Gardens Hotel and and its sister property Bay Gardens Beach Resort
& Spa in St. Lucia have entered the TripAdvisor "Certificate of
Excellence" Hall of Fame after being recognized for outstanding
hospitality for five consecutive years by the influential travel site.
Destang, Executive Director of the locally owned Bay Gardens Resorts
chain of hotels in the north of St. Lucia, announced the group's honor
after two of its four hotels entered the prestigious category...
Joint Statement from the OAS General Secretariat and the Government of Honduras on the MACCIH
- Jun 19, 2018 - 10:00:06 AM
The Government of Honduras and the General Secretariat of the
Organization of American States (OAS) have been working since March on
the technical and professional elements needed to strengthen and improve
the capacities of The Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption
and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH).
In that sense, and with the
aim of strengthening support for the fight against corruption, the fight
against impunity and the corresponding institutional parameters...
Spirit Airlines to start new nonstop flights from Orlando to St. Thomas
- Jun 14, 2018 - 6:00:32 PM
On the heels of the launch of new service between Fort Lauderdale and
St. Croix, Spirit Airlines has announced even more flights to the U.S.
Virgin Islands from the Sunshine State.
The Department of Tourism
announced that Spirit Airlines will inaugurate service between Orlando
International Airport (MCO) and Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas
(STT) with three flights a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays,
beginning November 8, 2018...
OAS General Secretariat Rejects Political Persecution of María Corina Machado
- Jun 14, 2018 - 3:15:37 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
expresses its deep concern over the recent threats to the leader of the
Soy Venezuela party María Corina Machado.
In effect, the regime has tried to link her to a supposed action by 20 members of the military against regime figures...
Inter-American Task Force on Women's Empowerment and Leadership
- Jun 11, 2018 - 10:01:36 PM
The second working meeting of the Inter-American Task Force on Women's
Empowerment and Leadership was held on June 6th at OAS headquarters.
This initiative was launched during the Eighth Summit of the Americas,
held in April 2018 in Peru, with a view to contributing to the
achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the region,
specifically Target 5.5: "Ensure women’s full and effective
participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of
decision-making in political, economic and public life."...
Saint Lucia to Host the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority, 18-19 June 2018
- Jun 11, 2018 - 1:13:44 PM
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Heads of Governments
will meet in Saint Lucia for the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority, to
be held from 18th – 19th June 2018 at the Habour Club, Gros Islet. The
proceedings will be held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr., The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves.
OECS Authority is the highest decision making body of the OECS and
comprises the Heads of Government whose decisions direct the work of
Saint Lucia wins top CTO Travel Media Social Media Award
- Jun 8, 2018 - 5:32:47 PM
It’s official! Saint Lucia produced the best social media marketing
campaign in the Caribbean in 2018! The recognition came at the
Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) travel media awards gala dinner
on June 7, 2018 in New York City, as part of Caribbean Week. The island
received the award for Best Social Media campaign in the “Up the Social
Ladder” category for its “Let Her Inspire You” promotion. It aimed to
increase awareness of Saint Lucia in Canada, the United States and the
UK through a social media campaign to boost online traﬃc, social media
followers and bookings in 2018...
48th OAS General Assembly Concludes
- Jun 6, 2018 - 11:00:50 AM
With the approval of all the documents submitted for voting by the
member states, the 48th General Assembly of the Organization of American
States (OAS) held on June 4 and 5 in Washington D.C. concluded today.
the last plenary session of the meeting, a Declaration of Support to
the People of Nicaragua and a Resolution on the Situation in Venezuela
were approved. Elections were held in which Humberto Sierra Porto
(Colombia) and Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor (Mexico) were re-elected and
Ricardo Pérez Manrique (Uruguay) was elected as judges of the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights...
Customer Service takes center stage in The U.S. Virgin Islands
- Jun 5, 2018 - 1:08:48 PM
An international expert in hospitality excellence was impressed by the
commitment of U.S. Virgin Islanders at "the frontline" of tourism to
elevating customer service throughout the Territory.
conducting three days of training last month for more than 200 tourism
industry professionals, Melanie Colpitts, Director of Aquila's Center
for Cruise Excellence, said the enthusiasm and commitment of the U.S.
Virgin Islands will enable the Territory to build on its foundation of
leadership in the travel and tourism industry...
Tourism Chief upbeat about the Caribbean's future
- Jun 4, 2018 - 1:00:46 PM
High consumer demand for a Caribbean travel experience and increased
tourism investments in hotels and airport improvements bode well for the
future of the Caribbean's tourism sector, which is exceeding 2018
expectations despite the fact that some hotels in six of the Caribbean's
32 major destinations are still in rebuilding mode following last
"A growing number of travelers are
understanding that the Caribbean is a vast region comprising many
diverse destinations all rich in natural beauty but each distinct in its
history, music, culture, food and welcoming hospitality," said Frank
Bahamian Icon Awards gains International Sponsorship
- Jun 4, 2018 - 9:18:43 AM
The organizing committee of the Bahamian Icon Awards is pleased to
announce that we have formed a strategic partnership with international
footwear company, Samba Sol. Icon Nominees will each receive a pair of
the eco-friendly Miami-based flip flops that have made Samba Sol one of
the most sought after leisure footwear brands in the United States.
Additionally, all VIP Guests will receive a promotional card and a
special discount for on their first purchase of Samba Sol flip flops.
strategic Sponsorship agreement coincides with the 6th Anniversary of
the program that honors excellence and achievement in Bahamian
Conservationists alarmed by plans to increase fish harvest in The Bahamas
- Jun 3, 2018 - 2:21:17 PM
Conservationists in the Bahamas are pushing back against plans to double Bahamas' seafood exports.
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Renward Wells told local media in
April he wanted to double Bahamas' fisheries exports to USD 200 million
(EUR 171.5 million) from the current figure of around USD 100 million
(EUR 86.8 million) annually.
That announcement was at the time
welcomed by the Bahamas Commercial Fishers Alliance vice-president Keith
Carroll, who said that the Bahamas...
International nominations for “Landlord” continue to brand The Bahamas
- Jun 3, 2018 - 1:00:29 PM
Bahamian television personality and reggae artist, Orlando “Landlord”
Miller continues to ink The Bahamas brand on the international scene,
having catapulted to the second round of the Prayze Factor People’s
Choice Awards nominations for his hit show, Positive TV.
for TV Host of the Year, TV Show of the Year and Promoter of the Year,
Landlord is humbled to be recognized once more for his work in the
entertainment industry at an international level, having won the
Trailblazer Award at the show last year...
OAS Statement on Venezuela
- May 30, 2018 - 10:02:53 AM
The essential commitment that compels us in this effort is to keep the
Hemisphere free of crimes against humanity, given the responsibilities
arising from our legal instruments and declarations, and the binding
mandate of our recent history.
The General Secretariat (GS) of
the OAS is unable to ignore the reports and testimony presented for
years by Venezuelans who have endured persecution by the regime...
JAMPRO recruits international partner to promote manufacturing sector
- May 29, 2018 - 10:21:07 AM
Jamaica’s trade and investment promotion Agency, JAMPRO, has secured the
services of an international partner to support the promotion of the
non-food manufacturing sector for investment. The Agency has recruited
the partner to support its marketing strategy that aims to attract
investment into the manufacturing sector, which is crucial to Jamaica’s
Glen Garth, Executive Vice President of US
Consulting firm, Garth Solutions Inc. and Mr. Richard Ornitz, Chairman,
Infralinx Capital LLC, will be partnering with JAMPRO to promote Jamaica
as a viable investment location for the manufacturing sector for one
ICAO: Preventing human trafficking by empowering aircraft cabin crew
- May 28, 2018 - 3:54:20 PM
Aircraft cabin crew will now have better tools to help them prevent
human trafficking on commercial flights after the launch today of new
ICAO-OHCHR Guidelines for Training Cabin Crew on Identifying and
Responding to Trafficking in Persons.
The new guidelines were
unveiled this morning at an ICAO-OHCHR Forum taking place in Geneva, and
are seen as timely and essential given that 1-in-200 people worldwide
are still being forced into work and living conditions resulting from
human trafficking, a practice considered akin to modern slavery
(statistical source: ILO).