Saint Lucia Readies to Welcome Gold Winning Commonwealth Team Home!
- Jul 24, 2017 - 3:25:23 PM
The Government of Saint Lucia has once again extended congratulations to
Team Saint Lucia, following a second Gold Medal win at the Commonwealth
Youth Games in The Bahamas.
Saint Lucia defeated Trinidad and
Tobago 6-2 in the Beach Soccer final on July 22nd 2017 with Linus Clovis
reportedly scoring four goals and Zaine Amedee and Dillon Fanis scoring
the other two winning goals. On Thursday July 20th 2017, sprinter
Julien Alfred won our country’s first Gold medal at the Commonwealth
Youth Games in the girl’s 100m final by running a time of 11.56 seconds...
Cayman Finance congratulates Bermuda on successful elections and looks forward to continued cooperation on shared priorities
- Jul 24, 2017 - 3:07:59 PM
Cayman Finance congratulates Bermuda on its successful completion of
free and fair elections and the continuation of its tradition of
government that reflects the will of the people. The peaceful transition
of power is a process that established democracies can too often take
for granted, but one that is unfortunately still out of reach for many
around the world – even in our own hemisphere. Like the Cayman Islands,
Bermuda has demonstrated its commitment to representative government for
a long time and should be applauded for doing so once again.
two jurisdictions share more than just a democratic tradition. We share
a commitment to the highest levels of transparency and international
standards for our leading business sectors such as financial services...
Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott spends 2 weeks in London promoting Cayman Islands financial services industry
- Jul 23, 2017 - 6:23:45 PM
Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott has completed a two week visit to
London to promote the Cayman Islands financial services industry and its
role within the global financial economy. This visit was the first
international joint venture between Cayman Finance and the new Minister
of Financial Services, the Hon. Tara Rivers.
“Cayman Finance, in
conjunction with the Ministry of Financial Services, is constantly
working to ensure we maintain strong and beneficial relationships with
key international figures in the financial services industry,” said Mr
Scott. “It is important for us to keep reminding these stakeholders of
the Cayman Islands’ role as a premier global financial hub and the ways
in which we benefit developed and developing
Saint Lucia congratulates new Bermuda Premier & Government
- Jul 20, 2017 - 8:26:17 AM
The Government of Saint Lucia extends congratulations to the new
Premier of Bermuda, Honourable David Burt, who was officially sworn in
yesterday, July 19th 2017.
At 38 years old, Mr. Burt is Bermuda’s
youngest Premier, and took the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) to victory
in Tuesday’s poll with a win of 24 seats in the 36-seat parliament,
securing a majority.
“On behalf of the Prime Minister and the
Government and People of Saint Lucia, we wish to send our best wishes to
the new Bermuda Government and look...
Tropical storm watch remains in effect for Saint Lucia
- Jul 18, 2017 - 10:20:19 AM
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Saint Lucia by the Saint
Lucia Meteorological Services due to the formation of Tropical Storm Don
and Advisories on the system are continuing.
At 8.00 a.m. today
the center of TROPICAL STORM DON was located near Latitude 11.4 Degrees
North, Longitude 57.0 Degrees West or about 281 miles (or 452
kilometers) East-South-East of Saint Lucia with maximum sustained wind
of 50 mph (or 85 kph). Little change in strength is expected before the
system reaches the Windward Islands. Tropical Storm force winds extend
about 35 miles from its center.
TS Don is moving westward (280
degrees) at 18 mph (or 30 kph) and is expected to continue this general
motion with the center forecasted to pass south of Grenada tonight...
Caribbeantales International Film Festival: The Legacy Edition
- Jul 17, 2017 - 3:05:45 PM
CaribPR Wire, Toronto, Canada, Mon. July 17, 2017: On July 6, 2017, the
CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) held its Media Launch
and Program Reveal, co-presented by the Consul General of Barbados at
Toronto, with an evening of community and celebration. The packed event
featured the Canadian Premiere screening of Barbadian film
legend-in-the-making Shakirah Bourne's latest fantasy feature film: A
Caribbean Dream. And the international release of the trailer for
Toronto-based filmmaker Sharon Lewis' fifteen-year labour of love:
upcoming Afro-futurist feature film Brown Girl Begins.
twelve years old, CaribbeanTales has worked to create a brand for
Caribbean Cinema, not divided by country, and inclusive of the Diaspora,
that brings together our separate and collective legacies, our unique,
distinctive and authentic stories,”
Bahamas Independence Reception in Washington, DC
- Jul 11, 2017 - 11:25:04 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pictured at a reception hosted by the Bahamas Embassy
and Consular Annex at the St. Regis Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.,
on Friday evening, July 7, 2017, to celebrate the 44th anniversary of
The Bahamas’ attainment of independence from Great Britain are, from
left to right: Ms. Faith Maycock, Third Secretary, Bahamas Embassy
Consular Annex; Mrs. Elisabeth Ann Brown; Mr. Oswald T Brown, Press,
Cultural Affairs and Information Manager, Bahamas Embassy; Miss Tracee
Dorestant, Second Secretary, Bahamas Embassy; Miss Krissy Hanna, Second
Secretary, Bahamas Embassy; and Ms. Jade Williams, Third Secretary,
Saint Lucia signs Maritime Boundary Delimitation Agreements with Barbados and with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Jul 8, 2017 - 6:03:19 PM
On July 6, Saint Lucia signed agreements with Barbados and with Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines to delimit our maritime boundaries with those
two States. The signing took place during the Thirty-eighth Regular
Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, held in St.
George’s, Grenada, from July 4-6.
These agreements are the
result of negotiations held between Saint Lucia and Barbados in March
2016 and between Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in May
2017, to determine the maritime boundaries between the States. The
Commonwealth Secretariat provided legal and technical advisory support
to all negotiating parties...
CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair
- Jul 7, 2017 - 1:40:28 AM
Speaking to the opening of the 38th Meeting of the
Conference of Heads of Government at the Grenada Trade Centre in Grand
Anse, the President of Guyana said the CSME is still the best vehicle to
allow small states like those of CARICOM to compete in the global
economy while promoting economic and social development.
Heads of Governments, who began the first business session of their
two-day meeting on Wednesday, are expected to examine the findings of a
comprehensive review of the CSME.
Describing the deepening of
economic integration by advancing a single market and economy, as the
“most ambitious project attempted by the Community,” President
Outgoing CARICOM Chairman makes impassioned plea for closer unity
- Jul 5, 2017 - 9:35:08 PM
Community, challenged by the constantly changing international
situation, must redouble its efforts to ensure a more safe society for
its citizens, more stable economies for its countries, deeper solidarity
and a more secure hemisphere.”
This impassioned plea for closer
unity within CARICOM was issued by outgoing Chairman, His Excellency
David Granger, President of Guyana in his address to the opening of the
38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government...
OAS Secretary General Condemns Attacks against National Assembly
- Jul 5, 2017 - 9:12:19 PM
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro
strongly condemned today’s attack on the Venezuelan National Assembly,
highlighting that attacks on democratic institutions are the very
essence of a dictatorship.
"The unconstitutional and illegal actions against the National Assembly that took place
this Wednesday directly serve the process of institutional weakening the country is suffering,"
Bahamian Minister Honourable Brent Symonette calls for more regional cooperation at JAMPRO’s Caribbean Market Mission
- Jun 30, 2017 - 7:29:54 PM
Kingston, Jamaica - Bahamian Minister of Financial Services, Trade and
Industry and Immigration, The Honourable Brent Symonette called for more
regional cooperation on trade at the final leg of JAMPRO’s Caribbean
Market Mission in The Bahamas, which ends today, June 30, 2017. Thirteen
Jamaican companies promoted their products for export to The Bahamas on
one of JAMPRO’s largest trade missions, which covered 3 key markets in
the Caribbean region.
Minister Symonette said The Bahamas was the
perfect market to partner with Jamaica on trade, as the islands are
home to one of the largest group of Jamaicans in the Diaspora, over
Activities in celebration of the 44th Anniversary of Independence of The Bahamas
- Jun 30, 2017 - 2:04:09 AM
The Bahamas High Commission in Canada wishes to
inform Bahamians and friends of The Bahamas that an error was made in
the email sent out yesterday,
July 28, 2017
The event at the Toronto Police Headquarters is scheduled for Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 11:00 am, and not
Sunday, July 15, 2017
, as stated in the previous emails.
In this regard, the High Commission wishes
to apologize for the mistake and is resubmitting the activities for your
information and participation...
Caribbean Export Expands Regional Angel Investor Network to the Dominican Republic and Haiti
- Jun 28, 2017 - 5:21:28 PM
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has commenced
their expansion of the Angel investment footprint within the Dominican
Republic and Haiti following the hosting of the first Bi-National Angel
Investment workshop in collaboration with several partners, including
the Centre for Innovation for Business Development and Entrepreneurship
(CIDE) at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE), the DR Ministry of
Commerce, Industry, the Ministry of Commerce in Haiti, the Haitian
Chamber of Commerce and two angel investor groups in the DR, namely
ENLACES and NEXXUS. Key participants from Haiti also included Root
Capital (an agricultural impact investor) and Yunis Social Business (a
social impact investor).
“Promoting innovative ways of funding
SME’s including supporting the development of the angel investment
climate within the DR and Haiti is a key activity for the Agency...
NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
- Jun 27, 2017 - 9:17:52 PM
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make
supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by
completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic
Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage
of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental
airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane.
Senior experts and
engineers from across the agency and the Lockheed Martin Corporation
concluded Friday that the QueSST design is capable of fulfilling the
LBFD aircraft’s mission objectives, which are to fly at supersonic
speeds, but create a soft “thump” instead of the disruptive sonic boom
associated with supersonic flight today. The LBFD X-plane will be flown
over communities to collect data necessary for regulators to enable
supersonic flight over land in the United States and elsewhere in the
Caribbean hotelier Sir Royston Hopkin addresses CHTA
- Jun 27, 2017 - 9:11:51 PM
Hoteliers and aspiring young hospitality professionals need to
appreciate the critical role which the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association (CHTA) can play in their success, asserts respected
Caribbean hotelier Sir Royston Hopkin.
Describing the association
as "the university without walls for us Caribbean people - and that
includes all of the emerging leaders," Sir Royston called for more
tourism stakeholders to become actively engaged as he addressed the
opening of CHTA's Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF)
in Miami earlier this month.
Sir Royston described growing up as a
child helping his parents operate a small guesthouse as the basis for
his understanding of hospitality...
Bahamas Maintains a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2017 Trafficking In Persons Report
- Jun 27, 2017 - 3:56:58 PM
On Tuesday, June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the
2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report. The Trafficking in Persons
(TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to
engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s
most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking
efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global
leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It
represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of
trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to
confront and eliminate it. The U.S. Government uses the TIP Report to
engage foreign governments in dialogues to advance anti-trafficking
reforms and to combat trafficking and to target resources on prevention,
protection and prosecution programs...
UK commits to closer relations with CARICOM
- Jun 27, 2017 - 2:15:37 PM
Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of
challenging events, it today committed to closer relations with the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
New High Commissioner of the UK to
the Eastern Caribbean and CARICOM, Her Excellency Janet Douglas said on
Thursday 22 June that her country wanted to infuse fresh vigour in its
relations with the Region. She was at time presenting her Letter of
Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the
CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana.
In the wake of the
recent acts of terrorism in the UK, Ambassador LaRocque placed on record
the Community’s unreserved condemnation of orchestrated attacks
perpetrated against innocent civilians...
IAEA Mission Says Jamaica Strengthens Research Reactor Safety, Sees Room for Further Enhancements
- Jun 27, 2017 - 9:54:31 AM
Jamaica - An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts
said the operator of a research reactor in Jamaica showed continuous
commitment to safety after its successful conversion to use low enriched
uranium (LEU) instead of high enriched uranium (HEU) as fuel. The
experts also made recommendations for further safety-related
improvements at the reactor, which is the only such facility in the
NNPA Publishers Holding Annual Convention at Gaylord
- Jun 23, 2017 - 11:45:40 AM
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), which represents
more than 200 print and digital newspapers across the United States, is
currently holding its annual conference (June 20-June24) at the Gaylord
Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Prince George’s
County, just outside D.C.
The conference kicked-off on Tuesday
with a National Black Parents Town Hall Meeting on Educational
Excellence featuring radio personality and community activist DJ EZ
Street; Hilary Shelton, the director of the NAACP’s Washington Bureau;
Dr. Marietta English, the president of the National Alliance of Black
School Educators; and Lynn Jennings of Education Trust...