Bahamas

  • Region discussing sustainable growth and development strategies

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Government and business leaders from across the Caribbean are gathered here this week along with international donor and lending agencies to take stock of how they have been collaborating on putting in place solutions to sustainable growth and development in the region. The driving force behind the two-day meeting that opened Monday is the Caribbean Growth…

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  • Bahamas PM warns crime and political agendas can hinder growth

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The prime minister of this archipelago of islands warns that crime, poor planning and the politicization of development agendas threatens the future viability of Caribbean economies. Addressing a gathering of leaders from the public and private sectors around the region, Perry Christie said it is important for the people of the Caribbean to “constantly work on…

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  • Artwork from Barbados, Bahamas added to IDB permanent collection

    WASHINGTON, CMC, CMC – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has added three Caribbean paintings to its art collection. The Washington-based financial institution said the Caribbean Country Department (CCB) granted funds to the IDB’s Art Collection for paintings to highlight Caribbean talent. A painting dedication ceremony was held on Wednesday at the IDB headquarters at which “Mimosa pudica” by Bahamian Joscelyn…

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  • CARICOM Foreign ministers on fact finding mission to Turks and Caicos

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers are to visit the Turks and Caicos Islands on a fact finding mission next week. Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell is chairing the grouping that includes his colleagues from Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis and Haiti. A brief statement issued here said that the ministers “have embarked on a fact-finding…

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  • Government claims video showing beating of Cubans in detention centre is false NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government has described as “a complete falsehood and an outrageous concoction” a video showing Cuban detainees being beaten by officers at a Bahamian detention centre. Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said the government has since referred the matter to its lawyers. He said he had seen a copy of the video purporting…

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  • In Bahamas, Arthur warns of threats to nation building

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – FORMER Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur is warning of social disintegration within the Caribbean if new lifestyles and consumption patterns promoted through globalisation, are allowed to go unchecked. Arthur gave the warning in an address at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Independence of The Bahamas, saying that it could also affect nation building in the region.…

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  • Former Barbados PM to deliver lecture on nation building in The Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Former Barbados prime minister Owen Arthur will speak on the “philosophy of nation building” as part of the activities by the College of the Bahamas marking the country’s 40th anniversary of political independence. Arthur, who served as prime minister from 1994-2008, will deliver the lecture on Friday, the final day of The Bahamas at 40 Independence…

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  • Government announces new fiscal measures to help boost local economy

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government has announced a series of fiscal measures it hopes will turn around an economy that recorded slight growth last year but below the nearly three per cent figure that had been projected. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Perry Christie, presenting the 2013/14 “Budget Communication” to Parliament late Wednesday, said the prospects for…

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  • Fire on Royal Caribbean cruise ship cuts short Bahamas trip

    (Reuters) – Fire aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship forced it to dock at Freeport, Bahamas, yesterday, with all passengers and crew safe but the rest of the trip cancelled, the cruise company reported. Grandeur of the Seas, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, was on a seven-night trip that left Baltimore on Friday. The 916-foot-long (280-metre) ship was en…

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  • BAHAMAS-CRIME-Police appeal for help in apprehending murderers

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Police are appealing for public assistance in apprehending those involved in the murder of two unidentified people, whose charred remains were found inside a vehicle over the weekend. Police said that they had responded to a “bush fire” and after extinguishing the blaze, fire fighters discovered the remains. The police statement gave no details about the…

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