Consul Gen. Carroll attends exhibition on dangers of nuclear weapons testing
- Apr 27, 2015 - 4:20:26 PM
NEW YORK - The Hon.
Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, attended an
exhibition on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Kazakhstan Mission to the
Entitled "ATOM PROJECT: Abolish Testing Our Mission,"
the exhibition was hosted by Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Permanent
Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations. It was organized by
armless Kazakh painter Karipbek Kuyukov, Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM
Project and Nuclear Tests survivor, and held in conjunction with "BIKE
AWAY THE ATOMIC BOMB" to commemorate the final part of the "Washington
DC - New York" bike ride event, devoted to raising...
FIFA 11 for Health launches in the Caribbean
- Apr 27, 2015 - 12:26:51 PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
- Seven pilot countries participated in a two-day FIFA 11 for Health
workshop for the Caribbean, which concluded today, Friday, April 24, in
Puerto Rico. The program, launched last year by CONCACAF President
Jeffrey Webb and Prof. Jiri Dvorak, FIFA's Chief Medical Officer,
promises to bring numerous benefits to the region by emphasizing the
importance of national health to all Member Associations.
initial seminar was hosted by FIFA and attended by representatives of
Member Associations, Governments and National Project Leaders including
FIFA Development Officer, Howard McIntosh who represented the FIFA
Development Staff. The Cayman Islands, Curacao...
Caribbean youth priorities take centre stage at Ministerial meeting in Antigua and Barbuda
- Apr 27, 2015 - 9:48:10 AM
and youth leaders from Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean will
address regional and global youth development challenges and
opportunities when they gather in Antigua for a three-day meeting this
Caribbean Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (CR-CYMM) is
convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat and hosted by the Government of
Antigua and Barbuda, in St John’s, between
28 and 30 April 2015.
Quotable Caribbean: P.J. Patterson, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, Warren Solomon, and more...
- Apr 26, 2015 - 1:52:00 PM
of people spending their time worrying about how the advent of tourist
arrivals in Cuba is going to affect the Caribbean, let's spend our time
in seeing how, out of that alliance, the entire region is going to
benefit by the creation of multiple destination and multicultural
- P.J. Patterson, Former Prime Minister of Jamaica (Jamaica Observer)
"As far as Cuba goes,
they're great neighbours and have a beautiful product with which to
compete. The product is mostly State-owned and in most cases
price-driven. We should be careful not to get caught in that trap while
improving our product to meet not only the additional competition that
Cuba provides, but competition from..."
His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming calls on the Paraguay Ambassador
- Apr 24, 2015 - 5:17:55 PM
NEW YORK - His
Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (right), Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations and the Organisation
of American States, paid a courtesy call on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, on
the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the United
Nations, H.E. Mr. Federico Alberto González Franco (left), as part of
the Mission's efforts to garner support among UN Member States for The
Bahamas' re-election to Category 'C' of the Council of the International
Maritime Organisation, for which elections will take place in November
of this year...
CARICOM Caucus hosts reception for CBC
- Apr 24, 2015 - 12:37:14 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In his capacity as
chairman of the CARICOM Caucus, His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United States, along with His Excellency Paul
Altidor, Haiti’s Ambassador to the United States, and ambassadors for
other CARICOM-member countries hosted a reception on Tuesday, April 21,
2015, for members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) at the Embassy
of Haiti, 2311 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Guests were welcomed
by Ambassador Newry, who noted that members of the CBC have been the
“best advocates” in Congress over the years for CARICOM countries...
1st Caribbean Safe and Secure Conference and Exhibition - June 18 – 20, 2015
- Apr 24, 2015 - 10:12:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Crime and safety are
dominant concerns throughout the region as the loss of assets does not
respect socio or any economic status. As we have also seen in the
Caribbean many of the threats are the not only the same but often times
there are interconnected crossing borders and jurisdictions.
an effort to bring together thinkers and solutionist Preventative
Measures, a network of local and international advisors and instructors
providing expert training and consulting on every facet of asset
protection, loss prevention and resource recovery, is excited to
announce the1st Caribbean Safe and Secure Exhibit Conference to be
held June 18 – 20, 2015at Melia Resort, Cable Beach, Nassau Bahamas...
Foul play ruled out in Johnny Kemp death
- Apr 24, 2015 - 10:04:46 AM
(Updated) Police in St. James, Jamaica have ruled out foul play according to news stories in both the Gleaner and
55 year old Bahamian musical icon was found floating face down said
reports on the morning of April 16th. "Bahamas Honorary Consul in
Jamaica was notified by the Royal Jamaican Police Force that a fully
clothed but unresponsive man was recovered by the Jamaican Maritime
Police in the waters off One Man Beach, Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay,
Jamaica in the Parish of St. James. Identification in the clothing
revealed the name Jonathan Kemp in a Bahamian Passport..."
Bahamas fleet to gain 2 Damen ASD tugs
- Apr 23, 2015 - 5:42:54 PM
Svitzer will operate
the tugs, an ASD 2310 named Svitzer Yuma and an ASD 2411 named Svitzer
Freeport in and around the port area of Freeport on the Bahamian island
of Grand Bahama. Though Svitzer has ordered vessels from Damen
previously, these are the first orders from Svitzer USA in Miami. Damen
Manager North America Jan van Hogerwou said he is excited by the
Damen Global Account Manager for Svitzer Martijn
Smit explained that Svitzer required a fast turnaround on their order,
which made Damen’s off-the-shelf approach a natural selection. “Svitzer
Yuma was ordered towards the end of last year and Svitzer Freeport in
February this year. Both vessels will be delivered simultaneously to the
client at the beginning of June...”
NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as Official Image for Hubble 25th Anniversary
- Apr 23, 2015 - 10:24:47 AM
The brilliant tapestry
of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display
in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to
commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond
since its launch on April 24, 1990.
“Hubble has completely
transformed our view of the universe, revealing the true beauty and
richness of the cosmos” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate
administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. “This vista of
starry fireworks and glowing gas is a fitting image for our celebration
of 25 years of amazing Hubble science.”
Every Day is Earth Day at Health City Cayman Islands
- Apr 22, 2015 - 11:44:02 PM
ISLANDS - Earth Day is celebrated every day at Health
City Cayman Islands by implementing an impressive array of
planet-friendly initiatives which abound on the well landscaped
"We were built and will expand with sustainability and safety in mind," said Shomari Scott, Marketing Director of the tertiary referral hospital, who underscored that high energy efficiency is an imperative component of Health City's operations.
Smith, Director of Health City's Facilities Management, pointed to the
harvesting of rain water for grey water use, which reduces the
hospital's reliance on city water
Bahamas delegation dine in Maryland with food by Bahamian chef
- Apr 17, 2015 - 5:10:58 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - When Prime Minister Perry
Christie, Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell, Environment and
Housing Minister Kenred Dorsett and other members of a Bahamian
delegation were in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural Caribbean Energy
Security Summit hosted by United States Vice President Joseph Biden this
past January, Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to
Washington, D.C., hosted a dinner for them at the Hyatt Regency in
Bethesda, Maryland, that featured primarily a Bahamian menu that is not
ordinarily included in the upscale hotel’s culinary options.
months earlier, however, Consul General Zonicle, whose responsibilities
include outreach efforts to Bahamians in the Diaspora, had been invited
to lunch at the Hyatt by the executive chef ...
3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum opens in Jamaica
- Apr 15, 2015 - 7:34:47 PM
3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum opened in Montego Bay,
Jamaica today (Wednesday) with calls for Caribbean countries to seize new
opportunities offered by globalisation and improved access for the region to
The mood of optimism about
opportunities for Caribbean producers, many of whom attended the conference,
was summed up by Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, State Minister of Jamaica, who
delivered a keynote speech on behalf of the Jamaican Prime Minister, Portia Simpson
“I believe we can make winning
deals at CARIFORUM,” she said...
Bahamas represented at 20th annual Celebration of Cultures at Algonquin College
- Apr 13, 2015 - 6:31:52 PM
event provided the Bahamas High Commission a great opportunity to
promote the Bahamian culture and The Bahamas as a travel destination.
Thus, travel information, maps and promotional posters on The Bahamas
were displayed. Lessons on geography were given to countless persons who
did not know where The Bahamas is located
CANADA - On 25
March 2015, The Bahamas High Commission participated in the 20th Annual
Celebration of Cultures hosted by Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada.
The Celebration of Cultures showcased the diverse countries and cultures
in Ottawa and is attended by the 19,000 plus full-time students and
faculty of Algonquin College.
OAS Secretary General Participates in Forum on Advances in Women´s Rights in the Americas
- Apr 11, 2015 - 8:31:07 AM
The Secretary General of the Organization of
American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, participated today in the
forum “Progress of Women in the Americas: A critical overview of Beijing
+20 and perspectives for the post-2015 development agenda,” together
with the Vice President and Foreign Minister of Panama, Isabel Saint
Malo, and the Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean of UN
Women, Luiza Carvalho.
In the inauguration of the event,
co-organized by the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS
and UN Women, Secretary General Insulza highlighted the progress made in
the legal and political frameworks regarding women’s´ rights in the
Americas and the increase in their participation in labor markets...
CARICOM - US Summit Remarks by Bahamas Prime Minister
- Apr 9, 2015 - 4:10:10 PM
Opening remarks by Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of The
Bahamas and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of
CARICOM, at the Caricom-US Summit in Kingston, Jamaica, delivered on
April 9, 2015:
Mr. President, I join my colleague and our host,
the Prime Minister of Jamaica, in welcoming you to the Caribbean and
this discussion with the Leaders of our Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
meeting is important because it reinforces the obvious, the symbiotic
relationship which exists between the United States and the region: we
are joined by history, migration, by commerce and geography...
FIU Representative in Washington, D.C. for OAS Caribbean-Pacific Conference
- Apr 8, 2015 - 7:03:46 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Ms. Anna Isaacs, Senior Analyst of the Financial
Intelligence Unit (FIU), was invited by The Bahamas Embassy to pay a courtesy
call on H.E. Dr. Eugene G. Newry, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United
States of America, on
Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Ms. Isaacs is in Washington, D.C. to represent The Bahamas at the Caribbean
Pacific Conference on Illicit Financing and Criminal and Terrorist Networks,
which is being held at the General Secretariat Building of the Organization of
American States (OAS).
The primary objective of the Conference is to identify the specific...
NASA Extends Campaign for Public to Name Features on Pluto
- Apr 6, 2015 - 2:38:47 PM
The public has until
Friday, April 24 to help name new features on Pluto and its orbiting satellites as they are discovered by NASA’s New Horizons mission.
Announced in March, the agency wants to give the worldwide public
more time to participate in the agency’s mission to Pluto that will make
the first-ever close flyby of the dwarf planet on
The campaign extension, in partnership with the International
Astronomical Union (IAU) in Paris, was due to the overwhelming response
from the public...
Shedd Aquarium to study queen conch in The Bahamas
- Apr 5, 2015 - 2:29:28 PM
Shedd Aquarium, a global leader in research and conservation,
announces the hiring of Andrew Kough, Ph.D. as a postdoctoral research
associate for the aquarium’s Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation
and Research. Dr. Kough will lead field work in
the Bahamas assessing the larval transport of queen conch (
Lobatus gigas) and how it informs conservation management.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Kough to our team of researchers doing critical conservation work around the globe,” said
Dr. Charles Knapp, vice president of conservation and research at
the aquarium. “Shedd has a long-standing history of marine research and
protection in the Bahamas and we look forward to expanding our