Secretary-General joins top academics to define ‘responsible university’
- Jul 27, 2016 - 3:10:35 PM
The Commonwealth Secretary-General will challenge universities to
increase the number of scholarships they make available to Commonwealth
students when she speaks to top academics at a universities conference
tomorrow in Ghana.
Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, will
focus on the value of public and private sectors, as well as
international and grassroots organisations, working together to address
issues such as funding and access to higher education. She will also
stress the importance of ensuring students are fit to lead on solutions
for global crises such as climate change...
OAS and PAHO Launch a Plan of Action for People of African Descent
- Jul 26, 2016 - 5:02:01 PM
The organizations will promote inclusion of an Afro-descendant
approach in health policies and sexual and reproductive health
Washington, D.C. (PAHO/WHO) – Today the
Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Health
Organization (PAHO) presented the new Plan of Action for the Americas
for Implementation of the International Decade for People of African
Descent. This initiative seeks to strengthen public policies to protect
the rights of this population in the Region, and ensure their full and
equal participation between now and 2025.
The initiative also
aims to improve the health and well-being of the more than 150 million
people of African descent estimated to live in the Western Hemisphere...
CPA Canada helps strengthen public sector financial management
- Jul 25, 2016 - 11:37:29 AM
Port of Spain – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA
Canada) is an active participant and valued voice in regional efforts to
bring about public sector financial reform in the Caribbean.
and everyone one of us is a stakeholder when it comes to the management
of government finances,” explains Nancy Foran, CPA Canada’s
vice-president for International (Americas). “With growing pressures for
greater transparency and accountability, effective financial management
is becoming a key focus for governments in the Caribbean and abroad...
NASA’s Hubble Telescope Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets
- Jul 22, 2016 - 8:45:08 AM
Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have
conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized
planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the
chances of habitability on two exoplanets.
Specifically, they discovered that the exoplanets
TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c,
approximately 40 light-years away, are unlikely to have puffy, hydrogen-dominated atmospheres usually found on gaseous worlds.
“The lack of a smothering hydrogen-helium envelope increases the chances
for habitability on these planets,” said team member Nikole Lewis ...
Bahamas 43rd Independence Celebrations in London
- Jul 21, 2016 - 10:00:52 AM
LONDON, UK - To mark The Bahamas 43rd Independence Celebrations, His
Excellency, Eldred Bethel, High Commissioner for London and Mrs Dawne
Bethel hosted scores of guests including the Bahamian diaspora,
Bahamian students, members of the Diplomatic Corp and friends, at a
reception held at the International Maritime Organization in London.
in attendance was the Deputy High Commissioner for Barbados, Alphea
Wiggins; Her Excellency Marie-Pierre Lloyd, the High Commissioner of
Seychelles; Friends of The Bahamas President, Richard Moir; and the
International Maritime Organization Secretary General, Kitack Lim...
Exuma Students Visit Atlanta
- Jul 21, 2016 - 5:27:33 AM
ATLANTA, Georgia -- During their recent visit to Atlanta, 14 students from Exuma, under the leadership of Father Ethan Ferguson of St. Andrews Parish (back row near coat of arms), paid a courtesy call on the Bahamas Consulate, where they met with Consul General Rolle (center) and Mr. Edward Archer (third from right) of the Ministry of Tourism as part of their visit. While in Atlanta they also visited Coca Cola, Georgia Aquarium, did a college tour and took part in The Bahamas independence celebrations...
Secretary-General: We will turbo charge Commonwealth trade advantage
- Jul 20, 2016 - 4:26:53 PM
The Commonwealth will “turbo-charge” efforts to increase trade
advantages for its 53 member countries, following the United Kingdom’s
decision to leave the European Union, Commonwealth Secretary-General
Patricia Scotland told parliamentarians today.
Secretary-General was giving evidence to the International Relations
Committee of the House of Lords, in the UK Parliament, after completing
her first 100 days in office since taking up her post on 1 April 2016.
She was invited to answer questions about her priorities for office, the
value of the Commonwealth today, and its role in helping to steer its
members through what the committee described as a “very unsettling and
rather dangerous” world...
Bazard Promotes Regional Cooperation Against De-Risking at Antigua Conference
- Jul 20, 2016 - 12:26:23 PM
A leading compliance expert is stressing the need for intensive lobbying
and dialogue between regional correspondent banks and U.S-based Tier 2
banks amidst the current climate of de-risking.
Cheryl Bazard made the call at a recent anti-money laundering conference in Antigua and Barbuda.
professionals within the region must get together from a private sector
perspective to have meetings with international Tier 2 banks to seek
alternative relationships,” said the attorney and founding president of
the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO)...
The Bahamas Flag to be raised at Miami's City Hall
- Jul 19, 2016 - 6:13:34 PM
MIAMI, FL - Crowds of Bahamians, those of Bahamian descent and friends
of The Bahamas learned on Sunday, that The Islands Of The Bahamas Flag
will be raised at Miami's City Hall on July 28th, marking the first time
an international flag will be raised there.
The announcement was
made by Corky Dozier, representing Tomas Regalado, Mayor of the City of
Miami, during an Ecumenical Service marking the 43rd anniversary of the
Independence of The Bahamas. Dozier who gave a brief history of the
contributions of Bahamian immigrants to South Florida, noted that they
were the first and made the greatest contribution to the foundational
development of the city...
Bahamian students participate in Chicago dance experience
- Jul 18, 2016 - 2:28:17 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois – Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to
Chicago, met with visiting Bahamians at the legendary Ruth Page School
of Dance, which held its Student Showcase for its Summer Intensive
International Dance Experience on Friday, July 15, 2016.
dance students Cai Strachan and Kennedy Lightbourne were in Chicago
with their instructor Lawrence Carroll, of the Lawrence Carroll Dance
Academy in Nassau, to participate in this annual exhibition for
Shawna Strachan, who was also in Chicago with her daughter Cai, Shawna Strachan noted that the 2016 performance...
Haiti: OAS Secretary General Expresses Concern over Recent Failures of the National Assembly
- Jul 16, 2016 - 11:50:12 AM
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, today expressed his deep concern over the demonstrated
inability of Haitian parliamentarians to meet in the National Assembly
to decide on how best to guarantee institutional stability and encourage
the continuation of the electoral process.
“Given the importance
of the challenges and the serious risks to the country’s stability, it
is particularly troubling that the meeting of the National Assembly set
for yesterday, July 14, was cancelled, once again, due to a failure to
reach quorum,” he said...
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“A Night In Bahamas” at Embassy
- Jul 16, 2016 - 11:27:23 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The patio and garden area of the Embassy of The
Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., was again transformed into a
party scene as THINGS TO DO D.C. held another social event for young
professionals in the Washington, D.C., area on Friday, July 15, 2016.
Billed as A NIGHT IN THE BAHAMAS, the event featured an evening of fun,
Bahamian food and dancing to Caribbean dance music provided by DJ
PUMPKIN (Ryan Browne), a native of Barbados...
Bahamas National Choir peforms at Embassy in Washington
- Jul 15, 2016 - 11:11:31 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- During a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene
Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, The Bahamas National
Children’s Choir and the National Boys’ Choir of The Bahamas staged a
delightful concert at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts
Avenue, N.W., on Friday, July 15, 2016.
Under the direction of
General Director Patricia Bazard and Director Audrey Dean-Wright, the
choirs performed a variety of popular Bahamian folk songs on the
Embassy’s outdoor patio. They were accompanied by Nathaniel J. Adams,
Sr. on guitar, Nathaniel J. Adams, Jr. on drums, and Aaron R. Neely on
Bahamas Independence Picnic Held in Chicago
- Jul 14, 2016 - 4:02:50 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois – Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to
Chicago, joined local and visiting Bahamians at the annual Bahamas
Association picnic at Foster Beach on Saturday, July 9, 2016,
celebrating the 43rd anniversary of The Bahamas' attainment of
independence from Great Britain on July 10, 1973.
The Bahamas Consulate
Chicago helped sponsor the picnic, which is always held the second
Saturday in July and has been a cornerstone event for local Bahamians in
and around the city for decades...
Consul General Randy Rolle Among Men of Influence Honoured by ABL
- Jul 14, 2016 - 3:00:31 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia -- Hon. Randy Rolle, Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta, was
among those honoured by the Atlanta Business League (ABL) at their 10th Annual
Men of Influence Reception and Induction Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta
on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Others honoured included Mr. Lee Baker, Apex Financial Services; Mr. Sterling
Coleman, SJAC Food Groups, LLC; Mr. Tim Jefferson, Grady Health System; Mr.
Brian Pauling, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.; Mr. Byron E. Small, Atlanta
Business Chronicle; Mr. Courtney Smith, PNC Bank; Mr. Dallas Smith, T. Dallas
Smith & Company; Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Excellatron, 2016 Inductee to Legends
Hall of Fame...
Bahamian partner of ROIG Lawyers in Florida recognized for second consecutive year as Super Lawyers Rising Star
- Jul 14, 2016 - 10:05:50 AM
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – Stephen G. Mellor, a partner in the Deerfield
Beach office of ROIG Lawyers, and has been selected for the second
consecutive year to the Super Lawyers 2016 Florida Rising Stars list.
Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding
lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree
of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections
are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide
survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and
peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive
and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys...
Rhaming chairs first OAS council meeting
- Jul 13, 2016 - 4:15:53 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In his capacity as The Bahamas’ Ambassador and
Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS),
His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming presided over his first regular
meeting as Chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of
American States (OAS) on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Simón Bolívar Hall
at the OAS headquarters, 17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW,
Dr. Rahming, who is also The Bahamas’ Ambassador
and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, officially assumed
the chairmanship of the OAS Permanent Council on July 1 and will serve
in that capacity for the next three months...
Bahamas culture and history emphasized at 7th Friendship Forum in China
- Jul 13, 2016 - 1:43:24 AM
Chuzhou, China - The culture and history of The Bahamas were emphasized
at the 7th Friendship Forum in Chuzhou, China, July 6, in a presentation
by Anthony Capron, president of The Bahamas China Friendship
Mr. Capron spoke on the topic, "The role of
non-governmental organizations among the historical and cultural
exchanges between nations."
“In some quarters today, the thought
is that Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) are going about wanting to
change the world without having an inherent understanding of what the
world is all about," he told delegates...
Bahamas Independence Anniversary Flag-Raising Ceremony held in Chicago
- Jul 13, 2016 - 1:42:24 AM
CHICAGO, Illinois - The Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary
Consul in Chicago, celebrated Bahamian Independence with local Bahamians
and elected officials at the first official flag-raising ceremony in
his jurisdiction on Friday, July 8, 2016, acknowledging the 43rd
anniversary of the country’s independence and the sister city
relationship between the Village of Richton Park, Illinois, and Cat
Joined by the Hon. Richard Reinbold, the Village President, Consul
Fountain brought remarks stressing the importance of relationships
beyond borders in these challenging times and expressed gratitude to the
President for his leadership in addition to describing Richton Park as
“a second home for Bahamians in the Midwest...