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IICA-Sponsored Seminar Addresses Innovative Methods to Receive Financing for Agricultural Projects
- Nov 30, 2015 - 7:55:02 PM
Bahamas -- The Government of The Bahamas spoke of the need to develop the
Agricultural Sector in the country prior to 2013, but took no real steps to do cultivate
the sector, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred
a result, in order to feed its citizens and visitors, The Bahamas has a food
import bill of some US$900 million, Minister Gray said during the opening
ceremony of the “Accessing Investment Finance for Caribbean Agriculture –
Innovate Methods” seminar sponsored by the Inter-American Institute for
Cooperation on Agriculture at the British Colonial Hilton, Monday, November 30,
Trade and Investment Delegation from China Eyeing Grand Bahama
- Nov 30, 2015 - 7:41:49 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Acting Minister for Grand Bahama and Minister
of State for Finance, the Hon. Michael Halkitis officially opened the
Investment and Trade Mission: Hubei China to The Bahamas on Monday
morning, November 30.
A large delegation of business persons from
the Hubei Province of China are currently in the nation’s second city
with the main objective being to see the potential Investment
opportunities in The Bahamas and to promote bilateral trade...
The Region Looks at Enhancing Comprehensive Disaster Management
- Nov 30, 2015 - 4:21:56 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – As the 2015
Atlantic Hurricane Season closes with at least two devastating storms impacting
the region, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, CDEMA, is
seeking ways to build stronger communities to withstand natural or man-made
This is being done through the Ninth
Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management under the theme: “The
Road to Resilience: Checkpoint 2015,” underway at Melia Nassau Beach Resort...
U.N. Strategic Planning Retreat to be held in Trinidad & Tobago on Dec. 3rd
- Nov 30, 2015 - 4:09:05 PM
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago - A Strategic Planning Retreat
(SPR) for the UN Multi Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN
MSDF) for the Caribbean will be held on December 3rd, 2015, in Trinidad
and Tobago. The keynote address will be delivered by the Minister of
Planning and Development Government of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago, the honorable Camille Robinson-Regis.
The purpose of the SPR
is to present the synthesized results of the national consultations that
were held across the Caribbean, including in Trinidad and Tobago. The
event will allow experts to work together to finalize the strategic
priorities and expected outcomes which will guide the further
development of the UN MSDF. This process will provide further support to...
State Minister Forbes Opens 2015 CDM Conference on Disaster Resilience
- Nov 30, 2015 - 3:58:57 PM
Bahamas -- Regional resilience to natural disasters is the focus of the 2015
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency's (CDEMA) forum on Comprehensive
Disaster Management, in partnership with the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA), following the aftermath of a tumultuous hurricane season that
left devastation in the Southern Bahamas.
Minister for the Ministry of Works & Urban Development, the Hon. Arnold
Forbes, The Bahamas' CDEMA Representative, extended a warm welcome on behalf of
all Bahamians to the delegates who travelled to the Bahamas to participate in
Miss Earth Bahamas 2015 experiences Vienna, Austria
- Nov 30, 2015 - 1:23:40 PM
The Miss Earth pageant is underway in Vienna, Austria and culminated
with the finals on December 5th. Miss Bahamas Earth, Daronique Young is
representing her country at the prestigious pageant, and having the
time of her life!
Prelminaries have been underway as well, and the pageant's focus is
to be an "International Environmental Event channeling the beauty
pageant entertainment industry as an effective tool to promote
PM Christie at the Paris UN Convention on Climate Change
- Nov 30, 2015 - 1:02:45 PM
PARIS, France - (Nov. 20, 2015) The following is a Statement by The Rt.
Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
Commonwealth of The Bahamas at the
21st Conference of the Parties
to the United Nation Convention on Climate Change (COP21) being held
from 30 November – 11 December 2015:
wish to avail myself of the opportunity to express again on behalf of
the people of The Bahamas our sincere condolences to the French nation
and the families of the victims of the recent atrocities committed in
this beautiful city. We hope that our presence here today gives some
measure of support and comfort as France fights this scourge of
extremism and radicalization...
Bahamian leaders attend The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings
- Nov 30, 2015 - 11:51:30 AM
MALTA – Caribbean leaders, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas Perry Christie (left), the Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel
Stuart (centre) and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith
Rowley (right) photographed during a chat at meetings in Malta of
Caribbean Business Forum (CBF) and the Commonwealth Heads of Government
Meeting (CHOGM) at the Hilton where CHOGM Malta 2015 was being held.
Meetings drew to a close on November 29...
Bahamas Re-elected to IMO Council
- Nov 30, 2015 - 11:25:11 AM
London, England - The Bahamas was successful in its re-election
to the Council of The International Maritime Organization during elections at The 29th
IMO Assembly held in London.
addition to its re-elected to the IMO Council in Category C, The
Bahamas also improved its international standing on the Council. Out of
the 154 votes cast by IMO member states, The Bahamas obtained 124
of Transport and Aviation, the Honourable Glenys Hanna Martin who
placed the vote for the country, stated that it was a hard won effort
which enhanced the position of The Bahamas since the elections two
UCLA gives shoes to Grand Bahama school children
- Nov 29, 2015 - 10:02:14 PM
Players from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on Grand
Bahama for the Annual Junkanoo Jam Basketball Tournament participated
in a special community programme, called Samaritan Feet on Thursday
morning. The programme was organized by Religious Tourism executive,
Pastor Eddie Victor. The Primary School children in West End were the
recipients of 180 pairs of tennis shoes. The photo shows a few of the
players and coaches putting shoes on several of the children's feet...
Barbados Senator Alwin Adams visits Grand Bahama
- Nov 29, 2015 - 9:51:21 PM
The Hon. Alwin A. Adams, a member of the Barbados Senate paid a
courtesy call on the Acting Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Michael
Halkitis on Friday morning. Mr. Halkitis, who is the Minister of State
in the Ministry of Finance, is currently filling in for the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama. In a meeting at the
Ministry for Grand Bahama which lasted about an hour, the two touched on
the close relationship that exists between the two countries, and how a
number of persons from Barbados came to The Bahamas many years ago,
serving as educators, law enforcement officers, clergymen and more.
Senator Adams visited Grand Bahama at the invitation of the
Bardados/Bahamian Association on Grand Bahama to speak at a special
service at Church of the Ascension, S
Minister Griffin Officially Opens Exuma Women's Backyard Farming Workshop 2015
- Nov 29, 2015 - 9:17:14 PM
EXUMA, The Bahamas - Dozens of Exumians joined the Women’s Bureau of
the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development in a Women’s
Backyard Farming Workshop on November 27 in the Kettel Centre of the
Exuma Foundation in George Town. The theme of the workshop was “Women
and the Environment: Creating Partnerships for Sustainable Development.”
The workshop was part of “National Women’s Week” and one of a number of
activities presented over the past week by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs
of the Ministry of Social Services...
Dr. Gail Saunders Sworn In as Deputy to the Governor General
- Nov 29, 2015 - 7:45:48 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Dr. Gail Saunders (left) pictured being sworn in
as Deputy to The Governor General by The Hon. Chief Justice, Sir Hartman
Longley on Sunday, November 29, 2015, in the Drawing Room of Government
Bahamas Welcomes Anthem Of The Seas
- Nov 29, 2015 - 4:23:16 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism recently welcomed another
quantum-sized cruise ship that is expected to bring up to 6,000 passengers to
the Port of Nassau each week.
The Anthem of the Seas is the second Quantum-Sized ships under the
fleet of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL).
The ship is designed to wow with a large variety of entertainment.
It has indoor and outdoor pools, a rock climbing wall, bumper
Nearly 1.8 million people demand climate action
- Nov 28, 2015 - 3:59:57 PM
A total of 1,780,528 million people worldwide have put
their names to a collection of faith-based petitions urging political
leaders at the COP21 climate summit to take decisive action to curb
global warming and deliver a strong, fair deal that helps poor countries
adapt to their changing climate.
The petitions were presented to
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres on November 28 at the
‘Faith in Climate Justice’ (‘Les Religions Pour le Climat’) event at
Salle de la Légion d’Honneur in Saint-Denis.
The hand-in was
witnessed by close to 400 people, including faith leaders, COP21
delegates and climate campaigners from around the world...
Presidents of Atlantic College and North American University Visit the Bahamas Governor General
- Nov 28, 2015 - 11:50:54 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling welcomed presidents of Atlantic College and North American
University in a courtesy call at Government House, November 19, 2015.
Pictured from left: James Schaefer; President of Atlantic College Dr.
R.E. Cooper; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; President of North American
University Dr. Reg Pecen; and Rev. Susan Pratt...
Tabernacle Academy, Grand Bahama, Donates to Hurricane Relief
- Nov 28, 2015 - 11:35:31 AM
Students, teachers and faculty from Tabernacle Academy, Grand Bahama,
donated a number of food items and cleaning supplies to be distributed
to hurricane victims in the central and southern Bahamas on Wednesday.
Accepting the donation was Mrs. Michelle Reckley, Deputy Director of
Urban Renewal in Grand Bahama. Making the presentation was Genice
Saunders, left, and Annamarie Amerthil, pictured right...
Consul General Treco attends Consual Corps College Symposium
- Nov 28, 2015 - 11:20:09 AM
MIAMI, Florida – Bahamas Consul General to Miami H. Ricardo Treco
attended the Consul Corps College Symposium held in Washington, DC at
The Bank of America Corporate Center, November 18-20, 2015.
The symposium attracts diplomatic professionals from many countries throughout the world.
The Consular Corps College was founded in 1969 by Consul General Walter
R. Regirer with the primary goal of increasing professional
communication among foreign consular officers serving in the United
BAIC hosts Product Development Workshop
- Nov 28, 2015 - 10:49:28 AM
True to its mission to stimulate, facilitate and encourage the creation,
expansion and development of small and medium sized business
enterprises in The Bahamas (SME), the Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC) hosted a one day seminar on Product Development and
Food Processing at its Headquarters on Old Trail Road.
The areas of general business development covered in this intensive one
day workshop were the principles of food processing; product packing,
labeling, presentation and demonstration; the principles of product
Ministry of Tourism Thanks Industry Partners And Visitors
- Nov 28, 2015 - 9:54:43 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Executives and staff of the Ministry of Tourism spent Thanksgiving Day
saying thank you to industry stakeholders and visitors in a big way by
treating them to a free Thanksgiving luncheon at Pompey Square.
Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu said the Ministry of Tourism
wanted to pause and reflect on the blessings over the last year.
“Although Thanksgiving is primarily an American holiday it is always
good to give thanks and in spite of it all, The Bahamas has much to be