Caribbean News

New Schemes add Services to The Bahamas Standards Bureau

June 01, 2015

The Bureau of Standards for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is now better poised to deliver accreditation and metrology services to its vital sectors following the completion of the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding in Barbados...

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Prime Minister addresses UWI Vice-Chancellor at Installation Ceremony

June 01, 2015

Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addressed installation ceremonies of Professor Sir Hilary Beckles as Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies...

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HBO to enhance programming for viewers in the Caribbean
HBO to enhance programming for viewers in the Caribbean

June 01, 2015

Exclusive distribution deals and licensing agreements with various television production houses and four major film studios will provide subscribers a wide array of renowned international content...

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Caribbean Employers' Confederation and Caribbean Congress of Labour sign MOU in Brussels

June 01, 2015

On 26 May 2015 the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation (CEC) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to identify areas where common legislative and regulatory principles having regional application...

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Charlie Charlie presents challenges for Caribbean schools
Charlie Charlie presents challenges for Caribbean schools

May 29, 2015

Several Caribbean countries are reporting that school children have been rushed to hospital after playing the “demonic” game “Charlie Charlie”...

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Mitchell participates in COFCOR meeting
Mitchell participates in COFCOR meeting

May 22, 2015

Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister the Hon. Fred Mitchell is in Saint Lucia to attend the 18th meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) being held at Runway Bay in St Lucia...

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Press Statement on behalf of Vanhoeck family
Press Statement on behalf of Vanhoeck family

May 21, 2015

Statement issued on behalf of Kathryn and Chris Vanhoeck, wife and father to Gary Vanhoeck, who was killed on Friday 1st May in New Providence, the Bahamas...

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House Communication Update On Regional Climate Change Summit
House Communication Update On Regional Climate Change Summit

May 13, 2015

By The Prime Minister

&
Member of Centreville

The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie MP

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Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie addressed a meeting on Climate Change

May 11, 2015

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie met French President Francois Hollande , and addressed a meeting on climate change on Saturday morning, May 9, in Martinique in his capacity as CARICOM Chair...

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State Minister Gomez in Ecuador

May 11, 2015

State Minister for Legal Affairs Hon. Damian Gomez was in Ecuador this week to attend a preparatory meeting for the 2020 plan of action of the Economic Community of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)...

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Prime Minister Christie to meet with President Hollande

May 11, 2015

Bahamas Prime Minister in his capacity as CARICOM Chair leaves for Martinique on Saturday for high level discussions with French President Francois Hollande ahead of the Conference of Parties scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year...

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Christie: government must "diversify" revenue sources

May 11, 2015

Pointing to the changing role of the Department of Customs in advanced economies from revenue collection to increased border protection and control, Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Minister of Finance, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said governments must diversify its revenue sources...

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Caribbean-France Regional Summit on preparation and mobilisation for the 21st Sesssion of The Conference of the Parties to The United Nations
Caribbean-France Regional Summit on preparation and mobilisation for the 21st Sesssion of The Conference of the Parties to The United Nations

May 11, 2015

Mr President, I am in the pleasurable position of being able to welcome you on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to the Region even as you are in France...

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PLP congratulates government on third anniversary

May 07, 2015

Bradley B. Roberts

National Chairman

Progressive Liberal Party

The Progressive Liberal Party congratulates the government of The Bahamas on its third anniversary in government and the measurable strides The Bahamas has made during this relatively short period of time. When its predecessors clearly lacked the strength of leadership, courage, confidence and political will to make the difficult, unpopular, but necessary policy decisions to secure the future of our country, the PLP government stared down these national challenges and boldly confronted them...

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 HBO Producing Exclusive Content At The St. Lucia Jazz Arts Festival For The Second Year
HBO Producing Exclusive Content At The St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival For The Second Year

May 07, 2015

HBO has teamed up with the St. Lucia Tourist Board to showcase the best of the 2015 St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, where a production crew is live on-site to capture interviews and exclusive footage of musical performances, tourist attractions and fashion events. This marks the second HBO-produced special in St. Lucia...

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100- Year-Old Virgin: 'Say No to Sex and Yes to God'

May 06, 2015

At 100 years old, Olga Christie has many pearls of wisdom to pass on to young women about preserving their virtue and never giving up...

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Accreditation and Metrology Services Given a Boost in The Bahamas
Accreditation and Metrology Services Given a Boost in The Bahamas

May 06, 2015

As the newest standards bureau in the region, The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) is now well on the way to enhancing its offering of accreditation and measurement standardisation services with the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) recently...

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Mitchell at UN Luncheon

May 05, 2015

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred Mitchell having lunch, following an address at the UN...

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High- level Thematic Debate on Strengthening Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-regional Organizations
High- level Thematic Debate on Strengthening Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-regional Organizations

May 04, 2015

Statement by

The Honourable Frederick A. Mitchell, M.P.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

4 May, 2015

New York

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Mitchell to address the UN New York

May 04, 2015

Hon. Fred Mitchell MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration leaves the country for New York City on Sunday (3rd May) for an address to the United Nations as part of a High Level thematic debate on the relationship between the United Nations and the CARICOM region...

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