Jamaica’s agro-processing sector being enhanced by joint CDB, EU, JBDC project
- Jul 23, 2021 - 1:38:33 PM
Jamaica’s agri-entrepreneurs will get access to a range of
manufacturing, training and marketing support under a new two-year
project launched today which is being implemented by the Jamaica
Business Development Corporation (JBDC).
The initiative, the
Increasing the Export Capacity of Micro and Small Agro-Processors Using
the Cluster Approach Project includes access to an upgraded food
incubator, training in world class agriculture and manufacturing
practices and branding and marketing support for the Jamaica Harvest
OAS General Secretariat on the Assassination of the President of Haiti
- Jul 7, 2021 - 5:49:57 PM
We condemn in the strongest terms the assassination of the President of
Haiti, Jovenel Moise, a criminal act that occurred early today. This
attack is an affront to the entire community of democratic nations
represented in the Organization of American States (OAS). We most
vehemently deplore this attempt to undermine the institutional stability
of the country...
U.S. Embassy Supports LGBTQI+ Community
- Jun 30, 2021 - 3:36:05 PM
Throughout the month of June, the United States Embassy in Nassau joined
other U.S. Embassies around the world – from Kingston to Moscow – in
raising the rainbow Pride flag over our buildings and residences. We
were often joined by other western Embassies in a combined effort to
raise awareness of the human rights of LGTBQI+ individuals. The U.S.
Embassy in Nassau will lower the rainbow flag on June 30 as U.S...
Africa in My Skin by Dominican Republic poet Rafael Nino Féliz, published as trilingual edition
- Jun 14, 2021 - 8:05:45 AM
África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau by
Rafael Nino Féliz has just been published here by House of Nehesi
The title of the book, its
cover design images, coupled with the nature of the poems as a
travelogue, may border on the provocative in the poet’s homeland, said
Lasana M. Sekou, HNP’s projects director. Féliz is a Dominican Republic
poet who has served as Vice-Chancellor of the Autonomous University of
Santo Domingo (UASD)...
CDEMA and CDB partner to enhance Emergency Data Collection Capacity in the Caribbean
- Jun 10, 2021 - 9:43:23 PM
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Regional
Training Centre and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) collaborated to
host a webinar on the application of KoBoToolbox, a data collection and
management tool widely used in humanitarian emergencies. The virtual
event was held on June 9th, 2021 and chaired by Richardo Aiken, CDB
Community Development Specialist, with a total of 220 persons from CDEMA
Participating States, CDB Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), and Canada
CROSQ Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals through Accreditation
- Jun 9, 2021 - 9:45:44 AM
frameworks, like the Caribbean Cooperation for Accreditation that links
the services of quality professionals with the businesses that really
need their assistance to become accredited or certified, can go a long
way toward achieving aspects of sustainability in CARICOM
is the view of Technical Officer, Accreditation and Conformity
Assessment with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards &
Quality (CROSQ), Mr. Stephen Farquharson...
U.S. Embassy Flies Pride Flag for Month of June
- Jun 2, 2021 - 10:51:46 AM
On the morning of June 1, 2021, the United States Embassy in Nassau
raised the rainbow Pride Flag to honor the human rights of LGBTQI+
persons in The Bahamas and around the world. During the month of
June—which is celebrated as LGBTQI+ Pride Month in the United States—the
widely recognized rainbow flag will fly from the flagpole of the U.S.
Embassy in Downtown Nassau, and at the Chief of Mission Residence on
Sanford Road. (Note that LGBTQI+ refers to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Queer, and Intersex persons.)...
Ti Koko and Kush Kush go to school with children of the Virgin Islands
- May 17, 2021 - 8:45:18 AM
Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia G. Turnbull is now on the School
Reading List for Grade 4 students, said Janice George Harris, Education
Officer for Language Arts and Theatre in the Ministry of Education,
Tortola, Virgin Islands.
“The progress of this
excellent storybook published in the Caribbean has landed it in the
curriculum of the Virgin Islands,” said Jacqueline Sample of House of
Nehesi (HNP), the book’s publisher in St. Martin...
Republic Bank brings relief to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
- May 12, 2021 - 8:34:20 PM
On Friday April 9th, 2021, the government of St. Vincent and the
Grenadines declared a state of emergency and an order for evacuation of
residents in the high-risk areas, described as the red and orange zones,
as the island was threatened by intensified volcanic activity at La
Soufriere. Republic Bank immediately activated a local crisis
management team to strategize and mitigate the likely impact of
situation. No doubt, having to deal with a natural disaster during a
pandemic is no easy task...
As an indigenous Caribbean financial
institution who cares about our people, the bank took a collective
approach from the get-go to respond and within a matter of days...
State Department Travel Advisory for The Bahamas Updated to Level 4
- Apr 21, 2021 - 10:30:09 AM
The U.S. Travel Advisory for The Bahamas is now Level 4: Do Not Travel.
We encourage travelers to read the entire Travel Advisory.
travelers face ongoing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State
Department has updated its Travel Advisories in general to better
reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
science-based Travel Health Notices...
CRFM announces release of second edition Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Management Plan
- Apr 16, 2021 - 3:27:29 PM
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) today announced
immediate availability of The Eastern Caribbean Flyingfish Management
Plan 2020-2025 (ECFFMP 2020-2025).
“We see the ECFFMP 2020-2025
as contributing to efficient fishing activities within an economically
viable and competitive small-scale fisheries sector. This should
engender a comfortable standard of living for those who depend on
CDEMA deploys DDSA team to assist in the La Soufriere Volcano Emergency Relief Efforts
- Apr 15, 2021 - 1:50:43 PM
CDEMA deployed a Detailed Damage Sectoral Analysis (DDSA) team on April
14, 2021 in support of the humanitarian efforts in St. Vincent and the
Grenadines following the explosive eruptions of La Soufriere volcano
that commenced on April 9, 2021. The DDSA team will support the
government by providing an assessment of key sectors and guidance
towards estimating needs and associated costs, which will inform the
relief and recovery efforts...
Saint Lucia extends deepest condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip
- Apr 9, 2021 - 10:58:08 AM
Saint Lucia Extends Deepest Condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip
Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The
Duke of Edinburgh.
On behalf of the Government
and People of Saint Lucia, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet
extended condolences to the entire Royal Family and the people of the
Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health by the US Embassy Charge d'Affaires
- Apr 8, 2021 - 9:45:11 PM
The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce that Mrs. Usha E.
Pitts, the newly appointed United States Chargé d’Affaires paid a
courtesy call on the Honourable Renward R. Wells,
M.P., today Thursday, 8th April, 2021, in the Conference Room of the Headquarters at the Ministry of Health...
CDEMA concludes Regional Logistics and Relief Workshop with plans for National Policy
- Mar 25, 2021 - 2:10:17 PM
The CDEMA Coordinating Unit is moving forward with plans for a National
Relief and Logistics Management Plan and Policy following a two-week
workshop facilitating the planning process. Workshop discussions formed a
critical part of drafting the policy to enhance logistics and
humanitarian response across the region.
Programme Manager for
Preparedness and Response at CDEMA, Joanne Persad, shared that the
workshop was a significant milestone in pushing...