Caribbean News

Child rapist Birbal sent from country
Child rapist Birbal sent from country

August 03, 2018

CHILD rapist Andre Birbal was repatriated to Trinidad and Tobago following the completion of his prison sentence at the end of June.The former art teacher's release from prison follows a plea deal earlier this year where he admitted two counts of unn

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Haitian Ambassador in hospital

August 03, 2018

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Jeffrey Williams, Bahamas ambassador to Haiti and non-resident ambassador to the Dominican Republic, is in hospital after he experienced "a medical episode" on Tuesday morning while working at the Bahamas...

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New Legislation Expected to be Drafted for Poachers

July 31, 2018

The Bahamas Government is vigorously dealing with poaching in the northwest Bahamas, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard said during a courtesy call at the Ministry for Grand Bahama, Friday, July 27...

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How Can Technology Adoption Grow Economies?

July 28, 2018

CANTO’s 34th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition day two saw another packed day of discussion of critical issues for the region’s growth and development...

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FCC Chairman Speaks on Closing the Digital Divide at CANTO 2018

July 27, 2018

The CANTO conference and exhibition was held in Panama City, Panama from 22nd to 25th July 2018. The Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai provided the feature address at the opening ceremony...

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Ministers Discuss Caribbean Readiness for a Digital Economy

July 25, 2018

Day one and Ministers from the region wasted no time to get down to important matters at CANTO’s 34th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition which is taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Panama. The Conference runs from July 22nd to 25th 2018...

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FCC Chairman-"We need to be good neighbours and work with each other"

July 23, 2018

The opening ceremony of CANTO’s 34th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition was addressed by Mr. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...

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Stimulating and Thought Provoking ICT Conference Begins in Panama

July 23, 2018

CANTO’s 34th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition was off to a fantastic start with a stellar cast of regional ministers and international stakeholders at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Panama. The Conference runs from July 22nd to 25th 2018...

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At 45th Anniversary Ecumenical Service in Miami, Senator Forbes-Smith Sends Call for Remembrance of Past Generations

July 19, 2018

In celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Bahamas Independence, President of the Senate, the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, urged current and future generations of Bahamians to take note of the National Heroes who have been singled out for their efforts, and whose contributions paved the way for much of what now exists.

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Bahamaslocal.com Lures 2019 Internet Marketing Conference to The Bahamas
Bahamaslocal.com Lures 2019 Internet Marketing Conference to The Bahamas

July 13, 2018

BahamasLocal.com – often called the Google of The Bahamas – grabbed the spotlight at IMPACT 18 Holland, an event hosted by the Internet Marketing Association (IMA), one of the fastest growing professional organizations...

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'Put up the fines for poachers'
'Put up the fines for poachers'

July 11, 2018

WHILE new Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard is calling for stricter penalties for poachers to be implemented, he stopped short of advocating for their vessels to be sunk...

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Prime Minister Minnis meets Jamaica's Minister of Health During CARICOM

July 09, 2018

As the 39th Regular Meeting of CARICOM wrapped up, and prior his return home, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (left) on Friday...

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Beryl weakens to tropical storm
Beryl weakens to tropical storm

July 07, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Beryl weakened to a tropical storm Saturday but is still expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend on its way to the eastern Caribbean, bringing a new threat to islands still rebuilding from last year's storms...

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Minister of Foreign Affairs bilateral trade meetings at CARICOM

July 06, 2018

Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield attended CARICOM, July 4-6 2018 bilateral meetings on trade issues impacting region and The Bahamas. He attended the business working breakfast session...

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Tiny Hurricane Beryl Intensifying, May Reach Lesser Antilles as a Hurricane Late Sunday or Monday
Tiny Hurricane Beryl Intensifying, May Reach Lesser Antilles as a Hurricane Late Sunday or Monday

July 06, 2018

In less than a day, Beryl went from an area of interest to the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season...This tiny hurricane may strengthen a tad more into Saturday...

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Caller for Greater Caribbean Integration at CARICOM Meeting

July 05, 2018

The 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) got underway with a clarion call for greater Caribbean integration among the 15 member-states and associates...

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Just what the doctor ordered - poll gives support for medical marijuana
Just what the doctor ordered - poll gives support for medical marijuana

July 05, 2018

A RECENT Public Domain survey has found overwhelming support for medical marijuana among Bahamian residents across demographics of age, gender and income...

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PM's Senior Policy Advisor Joshua Sears highlights importance of this CARICOM Meeting

July 04, 2018

The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officially opens today, July 4, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Just prior to leaving for CARICOM...

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Prime Minister hosted Reception for Bahamian Summer Students in Jamaica

July 04, 2018

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis hosted a Reception at Rose Hall on July 3, 2018 in honour of the Bahamian summer students studying in Jamaica at the University of the West Indies...

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CARICOM calls for marijuana to be treated the same as alcohol
CARICOM calls for marijuana to be treated the same as alcohol

July 03, 2018

A CARICOM report calling for an end to the prohibition of marijuana for the entire region is up for discussion in Cabinet today, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis....

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