Caribbean News

69 migrants stopped in Haitian sloop

July 04, 2017

MORE than 60 undocumented Haitian nationals were apprehended in the central Bahamas early Monday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...

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Prime Minister Hubert Minnis travels to Grenada

July 03, 2017

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis travels to Grenada today for the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), July 4-6. It will be Dr. Minnis's first CARICOM meeting as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...

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UK commits to closer relations with CARICOM

June 27, 2017

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of challenging events, it today committed to closer relations with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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Why Black Women in a Predominately Black Culture Are Still Bleaching Their Skin

June 26, 2017

Outside her ground-floor apartment in Kingston, hairstylist Jody Cooper sits on the bright blue bench that serves as her makeshift salon. The 22-year-old native Jamaican is flipping through photographs of herself—there she is a few years ago in a studded monokini, with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyeshadow, her skin several shades lighter than it is now.

Cooper doesn’t remember making a conscious choice to bleach her skin. Growing up, everyone around her was doing it—her school friends, her mom, her aunt. So she did it too. For nine years, she rubbed creams on her face and

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News Item on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three

June 20, 2017

News Item on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast office Section, at 12PM, Tuesday, June 20, 2017...

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Severe flooding in Trinidad and Tobago with the passing of Tropical Storm Bret

June 20, 2017

Residents of Trinidad and Tobago are taking to social media to share the severe flooding currently being experienced as a result of Tropical Storm Bret.

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"Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" forecast to become a tropical storm today

June 19, 2017

All eyes are on the tropics as forecasters expect "Potential Tropical Cyclone 2" to become a tropical storm today.

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CARICOM, Korea formalized decade-old friendship

June 17, 2017

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Korea earlier today formalized a decade-old friendship with the accreditation of the first non-permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of the East Asian country to CARICOM...

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CARICOM Consumers can now tranmit compliants live-online

June 14, 2017

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) consumers now have access to the CARREX Online Electronic Platform and the live public portal for providing alerts on dangerous non-foods consumer goods on the markets in all fifteen CARICOM Member States. The platform which went live recently can be accessed via www.carrex.caricom.org...

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Bahamas to host meetings of Fisheries and Agriculture Ministers from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

June 13, 2017

The Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources announced the Government of The Bahamas, along with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, will partner in hosting the 5th Meeting of ACP Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the nation's capital, in September...

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Dionisio D'Aguilar introduced as CTO's New Chairman

June 09, 2017

On June 8, at Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Board of Directors Meeting in New York, Executive Coordinator, Charlene Drakes pinned and officially introduced the new Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Chairman, Hon. Dionisio James D’Aguilar...

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CANTO, Bmobile and UTT host North Eastern Secondary Schools ICT Expo

June 06, 2017

CANTO, Bmobile, UTT host North Eastern Secondary Schools ICT Expo under the kind patronage of Hon. Maxie Cuffie, Minister of Public Administration and Communications...

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Statement by The Chairman of The Conference of Heads of Government on The United States withdrawal from The Paris Agreement

June 06, 2017

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change was more than just another international agreement on another complex international issue. It reflects the acknowledgment and acceptance that climate change is a global issue requiring global solutions...

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Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season for 2017
Forecasters predict an above average hurricane season for 2017

June 01, 2017

As hurricane season begins, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say all signs point to another active hurricane season. Although The Bahamas usually becomes more concerned with activity between August and November, after suffering direct hits from two major...

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CARICOM congratulates Guyana on independence anniversary

May 26, 2017

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended warm congratulations to the Government and People of Guyana on the country’s 51st Anniversary of Independence...

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Ministry of Financial Services at STEP Caribbean Conference 2017

May 25, 2017

The Ministry of Financial Services sponsored The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Caribbean Conference 2017 (STEP CC 2017) which was held in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands from 1 – 3 May, 2017...

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Belize Captures First Place in CANTO's Video Competition

May 23, 2017

Belize is no stranger to the CANTO WTISD competition as the country boasts of four (4) first place winners since the inception of the competition. The proud winner of the 11th Annual WTISD Video Competition is 18 year old Jo-Elisa Clarke who hails from Calcutta Village, Belize...

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National Rugby Team Set to face Turks and Caicos

May 19, 2017

THE Bahamas’ senior men’s national team will be back on the pitch locally as they contest the Cup division in the 2017 Rugby Americas North Championship...

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CARICOME SG ready to welcome new Bahamian PM's fresh ideas

May 17, 2017

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is looking forward to an early briefing with new Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis on matters relating to the Caribbean Community and the Prime Minister’s portfolio in the quasi-cabinet of the CARICOM Heads of Government, that of Tourism...

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Remarks by Secretary-General Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

May 11, 2017

May I welcome you all to this Forty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). I bid a special welcome to the Chairman, the Honourable Ferdinand Welzijn...

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