OAS Sec. General Remarks at Pindling Bust Unveiling
- Apr 21, 2017 - 8:08:07 PM
Remarks by OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez At The
Unveiling Ceremony For A Memorial Bust of the Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden
Pindling in The Hall of Heroes at OAS Headquarters, on April 20, 2017 in Washington, DC:
is an honor for me to address you this afternoon at today’s ceremony to
unveil a bust dedicated to the late Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling,
Former Prime Minister and the Father of the Nation of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. I am equally honored to be in the presence of his wife,
Dame Marguerite Pindling and son, Mr. Obafemi Pindling – I welcome you
both to the OAS, the House of the Americas...
CTO Earth Day Message 2017
- Apr 21, 2017 - 7:16:08 PM
As the world pauses to celebrate Earth Day, the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO) is pleased to declare its support for actions that
make a difference.I
t is no secret that the very foundation of
Caribbean tourism is our unparalleled natural environment; one that is
rich in biodiversity, is virtually unpolluted, boasts landscapes that
draw visitors from across the globe, and sustains life and livelihood.
In the Caribbean we have a sacred duty to protect these assets by
insisting on the development and adoption of sustainable tourism
practices, while responsibly sharing our natural treasures with
travellers to our shores.As the Caribbean's tourism development agency
whose purpose is: Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea...
DG Brennen-Haylock calls on OAS Executive Secretary
- Apr 21, 2017 - 2:07:28 PM
Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Director General, paid a courtesy call on Ms. Kim Osborne, OAS
Executive Secretary for Integral Development, on Wednesday, April 19,
2017 primarily to discuss the launch of the 2017 OAS/Government of The
Bahamas Scholarship; however, the Director General also discussed other
projects with the OAS such as the already launched Small Business
Development Centre Project and the ongoing development of a Cooperation
Programme for the University of The Bahamas.
She also reiterated the
value of the OAS Scholarships and Training Program for The Bahamas and
general support of The Bahamas for the development work of the OAS and
discussed future potential cooperation to strengthen the training of
diplomats in the Ministry...
Bust of First Prime Minister of Bahamas Unveiled at OAS
- Apr 21, 2017 - 12:05:22 PM
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The
Bahamas, unveiled a memorial bust of her late husband, Sir Lynden
Pindling, the first Prime Minister of The Bahamas, during an impressive
ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Organization of American States
(OAS), 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., on Thursday, April 20,
Sir Lynden’s son Mr. Obafemi (Obi) Pindling, Director
of the Sir Lynden Pindling Foundation, delivered remarks at the historic
event on behalf of the family. Mr. Pindling was accompanied to
Washington by his wife Diane....
Bust of Sir Lynden Pindling Unveiled at OAS
- Apr 20, 2017 - 5:23:08 PM
I bring greetings from our Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie and our Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Fred Mitchell.
Both of them today have taken the first step, Nomination, in the process
of free and fair elections, - the hallmark of democracy in The Bahamas.
The hero is someone who inspires people and effects change across racial, social and cultural barriers and across generations.
Bahamians are most grateful that the Organization of American States
has seen fit to recognize, as such a person, the Father of our Nation,
our national hero, Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling...
Girls ‘Hack’ For Change
- Apr 18, 2017 - 5:35:44 PM
Approximately 90 girls and young women will compete for prizes at the
International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Girls in Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) Day Caribbean Hackathon on Thursday,
April 27, 2017.
Students, from high schools, universities and
community colleges — including Wolmer’s Girls’, Hillel Academy, St
Andrew High School, St Elizabeth Technical High School, American
International School Kingston, Excelsior Community College, the
University of the West Indies, the University of Technology Jamaica, and
Northern Caribbean University — will gather at Spanish Court Hotel,
Worthington Conference Centre for a fun-filled day in celebration of
International Girls in ICT Day...
Dominican Republic author wins Caribbean literature prize
- Apr 16, 2017 - 7:04:31 PM
Dominican Republic author Rita Indiana
Hernández was awarded the
Grand Prix Littéraire Région Guadeloupe
Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the fifth Caribbean Writers Congress hosted by the
Guadeloupe Regional Authority for her novel “
La Mucama de Omicunlé
published by Périférica.
Rita Indiana was born in Santo Domingo in 1977. A writer but also
singer-songwriter, she started writing when she was quite young before
developing a passion for music and reinventing the merengue. Her songs lyrics as
well as her novels focus primarily on Caribbean social and ethical issues...
Completing The Circle: World ARC 2016-17 Ends in Saint Lucia
- Apr 16, 2017 - 9:36:05 AM
15 months ago, the World ARC 2016-17 fleet set out from Saint Lucia to
sail around the world. Amongst the crews were many nationalities,
backgrounds and reasons for taking part. Since then, they have sailed
well over 26,000 nautical miles, crossed 3 oceans and visited more than
17 countries. As they arrived back in Saint Lucia, they have joined the
special band of circumnavigators who have sailed the world on their own
boats, and, perhaps more importantly, become a family bonded together by
hundreds of shared experiences to last a lifetime of reflection.
This edition of the rally, the sixth World ARC organized by World
Cruising Club, saw 35 people complete their round the world adventure;
23 have achieved this in one edition of the rally, whilst others have
taken time out along the way...
Government & DSH Committed to Preservation and Conservation of Maria Islands
- Apr 15, 2017 - 10:24:33 PM
The “Pearl of the Caribbean” Project is one of the most adventurous and
ambitious projects in the Caribbean which is poised to make Saint Lucia
an even more unique destination and create economic activity as never
before seen in the south of the island.
In pursuance of this project the Government of Saint Lucia and the
Master Developer, Desert Star Holdings Caribbean Limited (DSH), are
committed to operating within the the laws of Saint Lucia and the
project will be subject, as in all cases, to the requisite Environmental
Impact Assessments (EIAs) and the approval of the Development Control
CANTO Chair and Secretary General Pay Courtesy Visit to New CEO of Belize Telemedia Ltd.
- Apr 15, 2017 - 7:10:22 AM
CANTO Chairman, Julian Wilkins and Secretary General, Teresa Wankin paid
a courtesy visit to Rochus Schreiber the new CEO at Belize Telemedia
Ltd. (BTL) headquarters in Belize City, Belize.
Mr. Rochus Schreiber was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of BTL with effect Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Mr. Schreiber
boasts over 20 years of professional experience, and has worked in
diverse global settings throughout the Americas and Europe. Within the
Caribbean region, he has served as CEO of Digicel's local operations in
Anguilla, Nevis and Montserrat...
Caribbean Week New York Sets Schedule of Events
- Apr 14, 2017 - 4:43:48 AM
NEW YORK, NY - The Caribbean Tourism Organization
s (CTO) Caribbean Week
New York (#CWNY17) will come alive in the Big Apple when tourism
officials, industry executives, media, Caribbean Diaspora, travel
agents, consumers and students come together to participate in a
calendar of activities that showcase the best of Caribbean tourism.
Taking place June 3 - 10, 2017 as a celebration of the sights, sounds,
color and culture of the Caribbean, the week combines business sessions
and consumer-oriented events with Caribbean-inspired food, lively
entertainment and networking opportunities.
Caribbean Week New York is the largest regional tourism activity in
the New York area. Artists, performers, celebrity chefs, investors and
other strategic partners join government officials and the media as all
converge on New York for a week that showcases the diversity and
vibrancy of the region...
NASA: New evidence on possible life beyond Earth
- Apr 13, 2017 - 2:52:49 PM
Two veteran NASA
missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of
Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these
and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond. The findings
are presented in papers published
by researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission
to Saturn and Hubble Space Telescope
In the papers, Cassini scientists announce that a form of chemical
energy that life can feed on appears to exist on Saturn's moon
Enceladus, and Hubble researchers report additional evidence of plumes
erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa...
Western Illinois University Confirms Partnership in the Lead-up to Launch of OAS – Bahamas Scholarship
- Apr 13, 2017 - 1:02:29 PM
In the lead-up to the April 18th launch of the OAS - Government of The
Bahamas Scholarship, Ms. Kim Osborne, OAS Executive Secretary for
Integral Development, and Dr. Jack Thomas, President of Western Illinois
University, held a signing ceremony on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the
OAS Administration Building in Washington, D.C., to concretize the
agreement of Western Illinois University to partner with the OAS and The
Bahamas to offer scholarship opportunities for Bahamians.
The Bahamas, Second Secretary Mikhail Bullard thanked Western Illinois
University for its willingness to partner and underscored that the
trilateral cooperation the partnership demonstrated could be a model
going forward for OAS Member States...
Pet Food Institute expands reach with back-to-back Grand Bahama, Trinidad shows
- Apr 12, 2017 - 2:26:40 PM
A dog may be man’s best friend, but in the Caribbean and Bahamas, a campaign is turning out to be dog’s best friend.
campaign is an education outreach by the Washington-based Pet Food
Institute (PFI). The message it is spreading is making its way through
the Caribbean. In the past two weeks, a Bahamian representative for PFI
has trekked from Nassau to Grand Bahama, back to The Bahamas and on to
Trinidad and Tobago, with a message about how proper nutrition creates
healthy dogs with bounce in their paws, strength in their bodies and
energy in their lives...
CDEMA approves funds to support advancement of Disaster Legislation in Dominica
- Apr 10, 2017 - 4:33:27 PM
Barbados (CDEMA) – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) -
Commonwealth of Dominica has been awarded Euro 9,640.00 to facilitate a
review, consultation and update of their draft Comprehensive Disaster
Management (CDM) Legislation. The grant funds were awarded by the
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in March 2017
under the Country Directed Fund (CDF), which is financed by the European
Union through the ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Management in the
CARIFORUM Programme (NDRM).
The CDF forms part of the grant
facility developed under the ACP-EU financed Strengthening of the
Capacity of the CDEMA Coordinating Unit and Participating States for
Implementation of Comprehensive Disaster Management Project...
Bahamian Woman Makes Regional History in Utilities Sector
- Apr 10, 2017 - 2:30:25 PM
Marisa Mason-Smith has made history in the world of utilities in the
region. She is the first Bahamian to be elected to the position of
Chairperson of the CARILEC Human Resource Professionals Committee for
the region. She is also the first Bahamian to be appointed to the Board
of Directors Training Committee.
The Caribbean Electric
Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) is an association of electric
services, dealers, manufactures and other stakeholders operating in the
electricity industry in the Caribbean region, Central and South Americas
BTO Sponsors Bahama Party In Da Backyard in Washington
- Apr 8, 2017 - 1:52:56 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Travel agents, travel industry partners,
business professionals, members of the media, as well as a number of Bahamians
living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) enjoyed a “Bahama
Party in Da Backyard” organized by the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO) in
Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 3, 2017.
Held at Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon
Hill, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., the event showcased Bahamian food,
drinks, music and culture. Entertainment included Ira Storr and the Spank Band,
Geno E., Juice Unit, and the Atlanta Junkanoo Group...
CDEMA champions Caribbean School Safety Initiative
- Apr 6, 2017 - 5:07:01 PM
At the recently concluded Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum held
on April 3-4, 2017 in Antigua and Barbuda, the Caribbean Disaster
Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) reiterated its commitment to
championing the Caribbean School Safety initiative towards building a
culture of safety within the education sector.
“I am pleased to
indicate that the Safe Schools initiative will be a flagship programme
of the CDEMA Coordinating Unit for the Corporate Planning Period
2017-2020”, said Elizabeth Riley, Deputy Executive Director, CDEMA.
CDEMA Coordinating Unit has a long history of supporting the
integration of disaster risk management into the education sector
NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Adds Three Months to Record-Breaking Mission
- Apr 6, 2017 - 11:06:38 AM
Already poised to break the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut, Peggy Whitson
is set to extend her mission with an additional three months at the International Space Station.
NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos, signed an agreement to
extend Peggy Whitson’s stay on the space station into Expedition 52.
Rather than returning to Earth with her Expedition 51 crew mates Oleg
Novitsky of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency),
in June as originally planned, Whitson will remain on the space station
and return home with NASA’s Jack Fischer and Roscosmos’ Fyodor
Yurchikhin. That landing is targeted for September.
OAS Secretary General Condemns Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria
- Apr 5, 2017 - 4:47:08 PM
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, condemned the inhuman chemical weapons attack against the
civilian population in Syria on Tuesday.
join the wave of international outrage that calls for an investigation
to find those guilty of this criminal attack against civilization," said