Caribbean News

CARIF 2018 attracts leaders across the Caribbean Region

December 07, 2018

Now in its 3rd year, Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2018) once again brought together policy makers and developers, to exchange views on the financing and construction of world class infrastructure projects throughout the Caribbean...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean WINS 'BANK OF THE YEAR' Bahamas Three Years Running
CIBC FirstCaribbean WINS 'BANK OF THE YEAR' (Bahamas) Three Years Running

December 03, 2018

CIBC FirstCaribbean is The Bahamas’ “Bank of the Year 2018” for the third straight year. The honour was bestowed by internationally-acclaimed financial magazine “The Banker” during its 19th annual Bracken...

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Allegations of Haitian National Repatriated or Deported Being Returned to The Bahamas
Allegations of Haitian National Repatriated or Deported Being Returned to The Bahamas

November 22, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas wishes to inform the general public that it has been made aware of information circulating on social media - in this instance, the posting of a photograph...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Unrest in Haiti
Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Unrest in Haiti

November 20, 2018

Due to continuing unrest in Haiti, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise members of the public that the Embassy of The Bahamas in Port au Prince will be closed until further notice...

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Dr. Leonard Johnson, New Executive Secretary of the InterAmerican Division of Seventh-Day Adventist
Dr. Leonard Johnson, New Executive Secretary of the InterAmerican Division of Seventh-Day Adventist

November 12, 2018

The Bahamas' very own Pastor, Dr. Leonard Johnson was installed in a ceremony held tonight, Saturday November 10th, 2018 in Haiti, as the first pastor from an English speaking territory to become Executive Secretary of the InterAmerican Divison...

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Bahamas Men's National Training squad for the Anguilla Match-Nations League Match v Anguilla
Bahamas Men's National Training squad for the Anguilla Match-Nations League Match v Anguilla

November 08, 2018

The Bahamas Football Association’s management has released it’s 23 man training squad as it continues training for their showdown against Anguilla November 18th, 2018 at the Thomas Robinson National Stadium...

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Cannabis is set to be legalised in Antigua and Barbuda, as Prime Minister says 'racist' laws that banned it damaged the Rastafarian communit
Cannabis is set to be legalised in Antigua and Barbuda, as Prime Minister says 'racist' laws that banned it damaged the Rastafarian communit

October 23, 2018

Antigua and Barbuda will allow the use of medical cannabis, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced, in addition to decriminalising the possession of small amounts of the drug...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Severe Flooding in Trinidad and Tobago
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Severe Flooding in Trinidad and Tobago

October 23, 2018

The Ministry is monitoring the situation in Trinidad and Tobago where there have been reports of severe flooding over the weekend...The Ministry has made contact today with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

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Bahamian students safe amid Trinidad flooding
Bahamian students safe amid Trinidad flooding

October 22, 2018

AFTER more than three days of flooding, landslides, and an earthquake, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday declared a national disaster...

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Usain Bolt: Eight-time Olympic champion 'turns down' Valletta contract
Usain Bolt: Eight-time Olympic champion 'turns down' Valletta contract

October 19, 2018

Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year deal from Maltese champions Valletta FC, as he continues his pursuit to become a professional footballer.

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Poachers haul - half was undersize
Poachers haul - half was undersize

October 19, 2018

ACTING Director of Fisheries Edison Deleveaux yesterday estimated that more than 20,000 to 30,000 pounds each of fishery products were on board two of the three Dominican vessels that were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force over the weekend...

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Three Dominican Motherships Captured in Combined Effort
Three Dominican Motherships Captured in Combined Effort

October 15, 2018

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is escorting three "motherships" with 124 fishermen from the Dominican Republic to the capital after they were turned over to the Defence Force by the Cuban Border Patrol earlier today...

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Bahamas first - but now we ARE sending help to Haiti
Bahamas first - but now we ARE sending help to Haiti

October 15, 2018

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has spoken to Haiti President Jovenel Moïse informing him The Bahamas would offer whatever support it could to the island nation in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake...

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Caribbean Ministers of Marine Resources to Discuss Effect of Climate Change of Fisheries

October 11, 2018

Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries...

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If Haiti needs aid, churches will help
If Haiti needs aid, churches will help

October 11, 2018

BAHAMAS Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander says the body plans to offer aid to Haiti as that nation now looks to begin restoration following a magnitude 5.9 earthquake...

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'Haiti doesn't need our aid'
'Haiti doesn't need our aid'

October 10, 2018

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette agrees aid does not need to be offered to Haiti in the wake of Saturday's earthquake, noting the most recent natural disaster did not rise to level of devastation left behind by a similar incident to that country in 2010...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement on Haiti Earthquake
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement on Haiti Earthquake

October 09, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the general public that an earthquake has occurred in the Northern Region of Haiti extending to the Eastern Coast of Cuba on Saturday 6 October, 2018...

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High alert - for Haitians fleeing earthquake
High alert - for Haitians fleeing earthquake

October 09, 2018

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday he is greatly "concerned" Saturday's earthquake in Haiti could trigger an influx of undocumented migrants, including dangerous criminals who may wreak "havoc" in the country...

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 COLETTE DELANEY APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE FIRSTCARIBBEAN COMTRUST FOUNDATION
COLETTE DELANEY APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE FIRSTCARIBBEAN COMTRUST FOUNDATION

October 08, 2018

$20M donated to worthy cause in the region over 16 years...In its 16 year history, CIBC FirstCaribbean, through its charitable arm the FirstCaribbean ComTrust Foundation, has donated more than $20M US to worthy causes in the Caribbean...

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250 Special Economic Zone Companies Now Operating from Cayman Enterprise City

October 01, 2018

Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) has welcomed its 250th company into Cayman’s special economic zones (SEZs), which include Cayman Tech City, Cayman Commodities & Derivatives City...

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