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ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis - Jan 25, 2021 - 8:36:47 PM

Tentative signs of recovery are emerging in global labour markets, following unprecedented disruption in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest report from the International Labour Organization....
News : International : Caribbean News
Deodat Maharaj to Lead the Caribbean Export Development Agency - Jan 25, 2021 - 4:24:15 PM

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The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is pleased to announce that Mr. Deodat Maharaj has been appointed as its Executive Director effective February 1, 2021.

Mr. Maharaj, a national of Trinidad and Tobago has extensive experience in international trade, working with the private sector, governments, and multi-lateral institutions in a career spanning more than 25 years. He knows the region well...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Begins Implementation of New Hemispheric Action Plan on Drugs 2021-2025 - Jan 25, 2021 - 12:30:04 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) has begun implementation of the new Hemispheric Drug Strategy and Plan of Action 2021-2025, both approved at the 68th regular session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), chaired by Colombia and held in Bogota in December 2020...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS to Deploy Electoral Observation Mission to Presidential Elections in Ecuador - Jan 20, 2021 - 7:53:50 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) will deploy an Electoral Observation Mission to the February 7 elections in Ecuador, in which the president and vice president of the country will be elected, as well as representatives of the Andean Parliament and the National Assembly...
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Homeworkers need to be better protected, says the ILO - Jan 13, 2021 - 8:21:14 AM

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Those working from home, whose number has greatly increased due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, need better protection, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new report.

Since homeworking occurs in the private sphere it is often “invisible”. In low- and middle-income countries for instance, almost all home-based workers (90 per cent) work informally.

They are usually worse off than those who work outside the home, even in higher-skilled professions. Homeworkers earn on average 13 per cent less in the United Kingdom; 22 per cent less in the United States of America...
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The United Kingdom FCDO provides funding for a rotary helicopter to support the monitoring of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines La Soufrière volcano - Jan 12, 2021 - 9:42:25 PM

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The CDEMA Coordinating Unit has received funding from the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK FCDO) in the amount of £51,000 through the Memorandum of Understanding on the ‘UK Support for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Response Teams programme’. The funds will cover the cost of a rotary helicopter aircraft, which will be used to support access to sampling of the extrusive materials, air lifting equipment to the flanks of the volcano, surveillance/reconnaissance to analyse changes in the volcano and other relevant support to the monitoring of the volcanic activity.
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PAHO raises $263 million in 2020 to fight COVID-19 in the Americas - Jan 12, 2021 - 6:58:30 PM

In 2020, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) received commitments for more than $263 million to provide technical support and supplies for the fight against COVID-19 in the Americas.
 
“We are grateful to all of our partners who have made it possible for us to assist countries in the Americas as they take on this deadly pandemic,” said PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne. “COVID-19 will not be defeated until everyone is safe...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS and the Dominican Republic will cooperate to improve the quality of the electoral processes of the Dominican Central Electoral Board - Jan 12, 2021 - 6:23:27 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic signed an agreement today to promote the quality of the electoral processes of the Dominican electoral body in accordance with the standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), whose high standards are recognized by the international community.

The Chair of the Board, Román Jáquez, stressed that the initiative will allow working under the electoral standard ISO 54001, which complies with a series of international standards to carry out transparent electoral processes...
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Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Statement on the passing of the Honorable Gordon "Butch" Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD - Jan 5, 2021 - 1:25:15 PM

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As we mourn the loss of Caribbean tourism icon the Honorable Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Stewart family and the thousands of extended family members in the Sandals organization.
 
Our industry will forever be indebted to “Butch” for his continued passion for excellence and legendary Caribbean hospitality...
News : International : Caribbean News
Barbadian Energy Official appointed Chairman of the CCREEE Executive Board - Dec 18, 2020 - 3:34:50 PM

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Mrs. Francine Blackman - Permanent Secretary in Barbados’ Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship - has been elected as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE).

Mrs Blackman takes over from Ambassador Dr Vince Henderson – Dominica’s  Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS)...
News : International
U.S. Donates Six Boat Engines Worth $168K to RBPF and Customs Marine Unit - Dec 17, 2020 - 4:23:15 PM

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On December 17, 2020 the United States delivered six Mercury Verado boat engines valued at over $168,000 dollars to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Marine Support Services Unit and the Bahamas Customs Marine Unit. The donation is part of a broad effort by the United States to support the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in fighting transnational crime following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian and the global COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Embassy International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Director Garrett Wilkerson delivered the donation to RBPF Commissioner Paul Rolle...
News : International
US and Bahamas sign Updated Search and Rescue Agreement - Dec 11, 2020 - 9:18:23 AM

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On 10 December 2020, after years of close cooperation, the United States Coast Guard, in coordination with the Departments of State and Transportation (including the Federal Aviation Administration) concluded a binding United States - Government of The Bahamas aeronautical and maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) agreement.

This agreement serves as the basis for future bilateral cooperation and coordination of SAR operations off southeast Florida, the Florida Straits...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Secretary General on International Anti-Corruption Day - Dec 9, 2020 - 3:44:52 PM

Today we commemorate a different International Anti-Corruption Day. COVID-19 and the challenges it brings to our countries and our populations makes the fight against the misappropriation of public goods and services even more relevant. The pandemic has also made it necessary for States to adopt urgent measures for its mitigation. This has led to a heavy investment in public resources that must be implemented with honesty, transparency and efficiency...
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ILO: COVID-19 recovery in the Caribbean will be gradual but working hour losses expected to remain high - Dec 4, 2020 - 2:55:14 PM

While partial reopening of Caribbean economies is showing some immediate signs of socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced output, export and fiscal space continue to take a massive toll on regional labour markets according to a recently released report from the International Labour Organization (ILO)...
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Colgate Laboratory Tests Show Toothpaste and Mouthwash Neutralize 99.9% of the Virus That Causes COVID-19 - Dec 4, 2020 - 10:03:11 AM

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Laboratory studies show that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19 by 99.9 percent. The studies are part of a Colgate research program that includes clinical studies among infected people to assess the efficacy of oral care products in reducing the amount of the virus in the mouth...
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COVID-19 drives wages down, new ILO report finds - Dec 2, 2020 - 11:30:59 AM

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A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found that monthly wages fell or grew more slowly in the first six months of 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic , in two-thirds of countries for which official data was available, and that the crisis is likely to inflict massive downward pressure on wages in the near future.

The wages of women and low-paid workers have been disproportionately affected by the crisis...
News : International
US Donates Additional $20K to COVID Fight in The Bahamas - Nov 24, 2020 - 4:58:08 PM

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On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau delivered $20,000 in additional equipment to help the fight against COVID-19 in The Bahamas. U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) donated six custom-made internal partitions for mobile shelters being used to screen COVID-19 patients, allowing them to better isolate patients and prevent the spread of the virus.

U.S. Embassy Senior Defense Official, Commander Kevin Self, delivered the donation to Commander Sonia Miller of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, and Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)...
News : International
State Department Travel Advisory for The Bahamas improves to Level 3 - Nov 24, 2020 - 9:44:36 AM

The U.S. Department of State has updated its Travel Advisory for The Bahamas to a Level 3 – Reconsider Travel.

Please read the full language of the Travel Advisory at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/the-bahamas-travel-advisory.html.

The new Travel Advisory level and language reflect updated local crime statistics and a decline in crimes that may affect U.S. travelers to The Bahamas.
News : International
Baleària Caribbean gears up for a busy holiday shipping season - Nov 20, 2020 - 8:27:31 PM

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Today Baleària Caribbean has announced that they have set their full attention to shipping and the upcoming holiday season. While awaiting the green light from the Bahamas government to transport passengers, they feel more than ever the need to reinforce the importance of their Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island connection. 

Bracing themselves for a busy Black Friday weekend, the company’s cargo team has opened up their warehouse availability by opening Friday, November 27th...
News : International : Caribbean News
CDEMA launches new Caribbean Risk Information System Platform - Nov 13, 2020 - 10:50:34 AM

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The Caribbean Risk Information System (CRIS) platform was officially launched on November 12, 2020, by CDEMA, to fulfil its mandate of enhanced knowledge management in the Caribbean. The CRIS was designed to serve as the ‘one stop shop’ for hosting a wealth of information, contributing to the evidenced based decision making processes to build disaster resilient states and promote sustainable development in the region...
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