Bahamas

  • Photo of Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

    Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

    In recognition of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the education sector, candidates registered for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCLSC®  will sit these Exams during the period June/July 2021. Ministries of Education will receive the results in the last week of September. CARICOM Ministers of Education reached those and other critical agreements for the Administration of the 2021 CAPE…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Anniversary of Independence, on 10 July 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis, also extended best wishes for the country’s continued growth and advancement. “The theme of this year’s festivities, “Pressing Onward:…

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  • Photo of PM Minnis: Government to review pledges, make decisions in best interest of The Bahamas

    PM Minnis: Government to review pledges, make decisions in best interest of The Bahamas

     It is up to the Government to carefully review the pledges received at the recent Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference and decide what is best for The Bahamas and for the people and communities in affected areas, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today in his Keynote Address to the 29th Annual Business Outlook. At the Pledging Conference,…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    The importance of investing in youth, including treatment and rehabilitation for those who are using and addicted to alcohol and other drugs, was underscored at the Official Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshops on 4 February 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, partnerships, relevant policies and adolescents’ prevention programmes, among others, were emphasised by speakers who represented…

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  • Photo of After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from…

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  • Photo of One step closer to new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORs, OCTs

    One step closer to new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORs, OCTs

    A new framework for dialogue among CARIFORUM, FCORS and OCTs is closer to being completed following a consultation that was held in Barbados over the past few days.   The forum, which is facilitating the establishment of the framework that is expected to improve coordination and collaboration among CARIFORUM and the overseas territories, has met its objectives, according to some…

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  • Photo of CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed  Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    CARICOM draft Model School Drug Policy to be developed Workshop opens in Saint Lucia

    More than 20 representatives from government ministries and non-governmental organisations in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are attending a regional workshop to develop a draft Model School Drug Policy. The workshop opened on 21 January 2019, in Castries. The use of licit and illicit substances, including alcohol; inhalants; and marijuana has been increasing, particularly by students across the Region. A 2016…

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  • Photo of Progress, but impact of HIV prevention response inadequate, particularly among key populations – PANCAP Evaluation

    Progress, but impact of HIV prevention response inadequate, particularly among key populations – PANCAP Evaluation

    The Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, but an evaluation done last year has found that the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. Of concern, according to the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), is that the annual number of new HIV infections among adults in the Caribbean declined by…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM/EU Capacity Building Workshop on Restorative Justice ends with loud praise for the Initiative

    CARIFORUM/EU Capacity Building Workshop on Restorative Justice ends with loud praise for the Initiative

    (CARICOM Secretariat) The Regional Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Restorative Justice, using the Sycamore Tree Project methodology ended on 4 December, in Georgetown, Guyana. The initiative targetted officials from the government Criminal Justice System and non-govermental organisations working in rehabilitation, across the Region. This capacity building initiative is an activity of the Crime and Violence Prevention and Social Development Project within the…

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