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U.S. Chamber Welcomes Saudi Delegation with Eye on Expanded Ties
- Sep 3, 2015 - 8:37:15 PM
President and CEO Tom Donohue had the honor Thursday of hosting the
leadership of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and
the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry for a
roundtable discussion focused on a shared goal -- deepening and
expanding bilateral trade and investment across a number of sectors.
The distinguished Saudi delegation included HRH Prince
Saud Bin Khalid Al-Faisal, deputy governor of SAGIA; Dr. Abdul Rahman
Al-Zamil, president of the Council of Saudi Chambers; Omar Bahlaiwa,
secretary general of the Committee for International Trade of the
Council of Saudi Chambers; and several prominent Saudi business leaders...
SuperClubs Breezes Celebrates 20 Years in The Bahamas
- Sep 3, 2015 - 8:17:49 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - After being in The Bahamas for two decades,
SuperClubs Breezes marked the occasion with a staff appreciation
luncheon and awards ceremony. The event marking 20 years in the country
was held on Wednesday, September 2, at the resort. In attendance was
Prime Minister the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie, who hailed Chairman of
SuperClubs John Issa as a pioneer who serves as an exemplar of a
“Mr. Issa has been a pioneer in this industry, who has
established a relationship with the people who work for his
organization,” said Mr. Christie. “He has seen the importance to
communicate in a special way because he understands that the most
important asset he has is his staff...”
PM Christie: Bahamas' Credit Ratings and Fiscal Outlook
- Sep 3, 2015 - 2:42:15 PM
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Communication on The Bahamas’ Credit Ratings and the Economic and Fiscal Outlook on September 2, 2015:
To summarize the ratings reports, Standard and Poor’s (S&P)
announced on August 25th that it was lowering the country’s credit
rating by one notch, though it still remains at investment grade. The
outlook for the rating remains negative.
For its part, Moody’s announced on August 31st that it was upholding
the country’s investment grade credit rating and maintaining a stable
Bahamas PM to Keynote at Caribbean Investment Summit
- Sep 3, 2015 - 2:09:58 PM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export Development Agency
(Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of
Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), will host their inaugural
Caribbean Investment Summit on September 10, 2015 at the Courthouse
Hotel, London, UK.
Focusing on 3 key industry sectors; renewable energy, business
process outsourcing (BPO) and niche tourism, the Summit is set to
provide a unique opportunity for the Caribbean to position its ‘shovel
ready projects’ and investment propositions to potential investors from
the UK and Europe...
JAMCOPY to host Caribbean’s First Digital Publishing Conference
- Sep 3, 2015 - 12:27:34 PM
The Caribbean’s first Digital Publishing Conference, #TheOnlineMind will be held in Kingston, Jamaica from
November 2-5, 2015
at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The 3-day event, which is organised by the Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY), will highlight and address the global trend towards digital publishing.
being the digital age, the Conference will provide valuable information
and practical applications for everyone involved in writing and
publishing. #TheOnlineMind will bring to the forefront
issues such as the Impact of Digital Technology on Publishing, Copyright
Protection in the Digital Era, Global Markets and Digital Distribution
and making dollars and sense out of digital books...
"Hawksbill Creek Agreement area reduced to original 50k acres," says Davies Associates report
- Sep 2, 2015 - 7:54:54 PM
Davies Associates Ltd, (DAL), a Freeport based Project
Management consultancy, recently commissioned a
study into the economic development of Grand Bahama Island with the
objective of replacing unproductive criticism of the general climate of
inactivity with new initiatives.
DAL has already proposed the development of
Freeport’s Grand Bahama International Airport to establish a regional hub and
has now released its conclusion that the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) must
be reformed as a precursor to further economic development...
Bahamas education minister greets students at beginning of new School Year
- Sep 2, 2015 - 5:07:54 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education,
Science and Technology was on hand early Tuesday morning to welcome
students and teachers as they returned to school for the first day of
the 2015/2016 academic year.
At his first stop, Claridge Primary
School, Minister Fitzgerald greeted students with handshakes and warm
smiles as he interacted with parents, teachers and administrators...
Bahamas opposition leader Minnis sends condolences to the people of Dominica
- Sep 2, 2015 - 5:02:14 PM
It is with deep regret and sadness that I extend condolences to Prime
Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica on
the loss of over 20 lives in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.
a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, our countries are tied
historically, geographically, culturally and politically. To that end,
we distinctly recognize that we as members of the Caribbean Community
are not merely neighbors, but in the realm of family. Therefore, when
Dominica hurts, The Bahamas is left in tears...
NASA Soil Moisture Radar Ends Operations, Mission Science Continues
- Sep 2, 2015 - 4:53:44 PM
for NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory have
determined that its radar, one of the satellite’s two science
instruments, can no longer return data. However, the mission, which was
launched in January to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils
are frozen or thawed, continues to produce high-quality science
measurements supporting SMAP’s objectives with its radiometer
The SMAP mission is designed to help scientists understand the links
between Earth's water, energy and carbon cycles and enhance our ability
to monitor and predict natural hazards like floods and droughts. SMAP
remains an important data...
OAS Mission to Federal Elections Notes Progress in Participation of Women in Political Activity in Mexico
- Sep 2, 2015 - 3:57:54 PM
considerable increase in women's political participation and efforts of
Mexican legislators to reform the rules on political financing were
among the main findings of the OAS Mission sent to the federal elections
presented today to the Permanent Council of the Organization of
American States by the Chief of Mission, former President of Costa Rica
Laura Chinchilla, acknowledged the efforts made through " an in-depth
political and electoral reform approved by the Federal Congress in 2013
and 2014, which amended the Constitution, introduced new general
Grand Bahama Air Traffic Controllers to be paid overtime
- Sep 2, 2015 - 12:45:18 PM
The Department of Civil Aviation has procured the agreement of the Grand
Bahama Airport Company to pay overtime to Air Traffic Controllers at
the Grand Bahama International Airport. The Company has agreed to pay
the overtime on a retroactive basis less time previously taken off by
Controllers in lieu of pay.
The provision of air traffic
services is an essential service and the officer who turned away a
commercial aircraft loaded with passengers on Tuesday, the 18th August
2015 acted contrary to his duty as an essential service worker.
South African Human Rights Activist Naomi Tutu Visits The Bahamas
- Sep 2, 2015 - 11:51:41 AM
The Bahamas -- Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Race & Gender Activist from South
Africa along with the Board of Governors of Celebrating Women International (Bahamas)
paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, at Government House on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
A fighter for
Human Rights, Nontombi Naomi Tutu is a daughter of 1984 Nobel Peace Prize
Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu...
Sandals Foundation Launches Dominica Fundraising Campaign
- Sep 2, 2015 - 11:21:30 AM
CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA – Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals
Resorts International has launched a fundraising campaign to aid the
recovery effort in Dominica after the Caribbean nation was recently
devastated by Tropical Storm Erika.
The campaign will include
fundraising efforts involving the tens of thousands of guests staying at
Sandals and Beaches resorts as well as online donations through the
Sandals Foundation webpage...
Bahamas Environment Minister: "Bahamas Exceeds 10% Target With Marine Protected Areas Expansion"
- Sep 2, 2015 - 10:41:06 AM
Hon. Kenred Dorsett Minister of the Environment and Housing
Announcement of New Marine Protected Areas, 'Bahamas Exceeds 10% Target With Marine Protected
The Bahamas became a signatory to the Convention on
Biological Diversity in December of 1993. Upon the signing
of the convention The Bahamas recognized that
biodiversity is about more than plants, animals and
microorganisms and their ecosystems. We recognized that
biodiversity is about people and our need for food
security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter and a clean
and healthy environment in which to live...
London Officials Hold Post-Meeting for 19th CCEM
- Sep 2, 2015 - 10:20:23 AM
London, England – Officials from the Commonwealth Secretariat, The
Bahamas High Commission London and The Bahamas Ministry of Education
held a post meeting to evaluate the outcomes of The 19th Caribbean
Conference of Education Minister’s meeting held in Nassau this past
The London branch of the steering committee and
Commonwealth countries represented at the diplomatic level sung the
praises of The Bahamas in hosting a successful conference; from
hospitality to on-the-ground organization.
Marshall Road derelict vehicle site relocated
- Sep 2, 2015 - 12:44:04 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing:
am pleased to announce that significant progress has been made in the
removal of the Derelict Vehicle site from its current location on
Marshall Road to the new location at the New Providence Landfill on
Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. It has taken longer than I had hoped
but in short order the people who reside in the areas surrounding the
derelict site such as Misty...
NEMA implements emergency warning system
- Sep 1, 2015 - 5:47:58 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) has implemented an emergency warning system to better prepare and
inform the public about a disaster about to impact the country.
system was first tested during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, when
on Thursday, August 27, 2015 NEMA partially activated the National
Emergency Operations Center to closely monitor the storm.
follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which provide instructions
for activation and the operations...
JMMB strengthening ties with The Bahamas' Jamaican community
- Sep 1, 2015 - 4:11:14 PM
Sharon Gibson, General Manager of JMMB
(Jamaica Money Market Brokers) Money Transfer, a remittance partner of
Omni Money Transfers, paid a courtesy call on Mr. Patrick Hanlan
Jamaican Consul General in the Bahamas. During the visit Ms. Gibson
expressed the desire and need for strengthening of ties between Jamaican
residents in the Bahamas and Jamaicans in Jamaica through community
outreach programs in the Bahamas and abroad.
Ms Gibson noted that
JMMB, through Reggae Money Express, services the Jamaican corridor and
acts as an essential tool in uplifting and enriching the lives of many
persons in Jamaica and the Bahamas who rely on injections of funds to
sustain their livelihood...
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
- Sep 1, 2015 - 3:17:39 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment
and Housing's Announcement of New Marine Protected Areas made on August
The Bahamas became a signatory to the Convention on
Biological Diversity in December of 1993. Upon the signing of the
convention The Bahamas recognized that biodiversity is about more than
plants, animals and microorganisms and their ecosystems. We recognized
that biodiversity is about people and our need for food security,
medicines, fresh air and water, shelter and a clean and healthy
environment in which to live.
Sir Albert Described as "A Great Man" by PM
- Sep 1, 2015 - 2:15:50 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, on Saturday described the late Sir Albert Miller as a
"great" man and an "authentically great Bahamian."
military service was held at The Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King in
Freeport where people from all walks of life gathered to celebrate Sir
Albert's life. Officiating were the Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, Bishop of the
Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands; and
Archdeacon Harry Bain, Rector of the Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King...