Caribbean News

Beach Soccer - Bahamas win in up-and-down thriller
Beach Soccer - Bahamas win in up-and-down thriller

March 29, 2015

The 10-4 win for the Bahamas over Barbados looked to be a runaway, a tight match, a runaway the other direction, a close game, and then it turned out to be a comfortable win for the Rake and Scrape Boys. The Bahamas netted the first two goals before giving up the lead, only to earn it back, before pulling away in the second and third periods. Both sides showed extreme resiliency and will be tough-outs in their upcoming matches. The win gives the Bahamas the first points in the event and they will hold onto those going into their next match on Monday against Antigua and Barbuda. Barbados will be disappointed in how they finished but they were strong to begin the match and could have very well held onto the lead and they will build on the going forward against the USA on Monday.

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Statement on Immigration's latest development
Statement on Immigration's latest development

March 24, 2015

I wish to welcome Damien Gomez, the Minister of State for Legal Affairs to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to thank him for the work done on behalf of the country at the hearings before the Inter American Human Rights Commission on 20th March...

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Barbados conference to boost small states' access to development finance
Barbados conference to boost small states' access to development finance

March 24, 2015

The Commonwealth Secretariat will host a conference to identify practical solutions to the challenges facing small states in accessing funding for development...

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Overwhelming responses to Commonwealth Bank's Cable Beach Branch Saturday Bank Opening
Overwhelming responses to Commonwealth Bank's Cable Beach Branch Saturday Bank Opening

March 19, 2015

Six years after introducing Saturday banking at one of its branches, Commonwealth Bank opened its sixth branch to six-day banking and the crowd that turned out to celebrate reaffirmed the extra day at the new Cable Beach...

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Bahamas Join Richard Branson's Carbon War Room

March 17, 2015

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas has signed on to develop 20 MW of solar energy across the Family Islands as part of the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge...

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The Queen's Commonwealth Day message 2015

March 12, 2015

One simple lesson from history is that when people come together to talk, to exchange ideas and to develop common goals, wonderful things can happen...

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Caribbean Labour Ministers commit to strengthening social dialogue, while focusing on youth employment and the greening of the economy

March 11, 2015

The 9th International Labour Organization (ILO) Meeting of Caribbean Labour Ministers concluded on March 4, 2015 with a commitment to strengthen social dialogue further both at the national and regional levels...

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Commonwealth Day celebrated

March 10, 2015

The Commonwealth Flag was raised in Rawson Square at 10 a.m. yesterday, in accordance with the raising of Commonwealth flags throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, U.K. overseas territories and Commonwealth countries in a shared celebration of Commonwealth Day...

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Freelance Journalist to speak at conference on gender equality

March 09, 2015

Freelance journalist and young entrepreneur, Noelle Nicolls was invited to speak at an event on equality and nationality laws in New York during the high profile United Nations meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)...

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ILO launches regional social dialogue project with CEC and CCL

March 06, 2015

PORT OF SPAIN (ILO) - A 1.7 million Euro (USD 2 million) Project, signed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with funding from the European Union in December 2014, was formally launched with the Caribbean Employers' Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) at the 9th Caribbean Ministers of Labour Meeting in Nassau,
Bahamas...

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CWC and Facebook collaborate to offer Free Wifi in the Caribbean
CWC and Facebook collaborate to offer Free Wifi in the Caribbean

March 04, 2015

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) today announced a unique partnership with Facebook that will offer customers a simple, personalized way to access free Wi-Fi...

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CARICOM Spouses Tour Nassau

March 02, 2015

Mrs. Bernadette Christie, wife of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, gave spouses of CARICOM leaders a tour of some of Nassau’s main attractions while CARICOM...

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CARICOM's Closing Statement

March 02, 2015

Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, gave a summary statement at the Friday Closing of the 26th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

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The Blue Economy offers rich rewards to countries that seize the moment

February 27, 2015

Caribbean countries face a variety of serious economic challenges which act as major impediments to their growth and development...

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Scenes from CARICOM

February 27, 2015

Scenes from CARICOM on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Melia in Nassau...

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February 27, 2015

The Bahamas must feed itself as a matter of urgency, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie relayed to delegates at the Opening Ceremony of the 26th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at Melia Nassau Beach Resort, February 26-27...

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Christie puts focus on youth at CARICOM opening
Christie puts focus on youth at CARICOM opening

February 27, 2015

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday opened the 26th Inter-Sessional CARICOM meeting laying out several strong expectations of commitments from heads of government, chief among them a regional investment in development of human capital...

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CARICOM Chairman the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie

February 27, 2015

The first day of the conclave of the 26th CARICOM Heads of Government session at Melia Nassau Beach Resort, February 26-27...

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Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable P.J.Patterson

February 27, 2015

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable P.J. Patterson, left, and current Prime Minister of Jamaica the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller...

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Prime Minister Christie speaks for Youth Development and Empowerment at CARICOM

February 27, 2015

The Caribbean has ‘extensive’ intellectual, cultural and sporting heritage that should be further developed Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie...

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