• Photo of CARICOM wants to use China’s US$3 billion for debt restructuring

    CARICOM wants to use China’s US$3 billion for debt restructuring

    BEIJING, China — The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) hopes to tap into  US$3 billion being offered that China is offering the region to help restructure its debt because the classification of many countries as Middle Income makes it difficult for them to access and pay back cash on concessionary terms. A proposal to acquire funds from China’s $3 billion dollar…

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  • Photo of First China-CELAC ministerial meeting concludes in Beijing

    First China-CELAC ministerial meeting concludes in Beijing

    The first ministerial meeting of the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concluded in Beijing on Friday  after passing three major documents: the Beijing Declaration, a five-year cooperation plan and the regulations on the China-CELAC forum. China and CELAC have also reached consensus on deepening political mutual trust, expanding cooperation and promoting development of the Forum.…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair meets Chinese President – China, Bahamas pledge to boost cooperation

    CARICOM Chair meets Chinese President – China, Bahamas pledge to boost cooperation

    BEIJING, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie pledged to boost cooperation between the two countries as they met on Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People. “China attaches great importance to ties with the Bahamas,” Xi told the visiting prime minister, who is in Beijing to attend the opening ceremony of…

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  • IDB to support Bahamas efforts to improve fiscal effectiveness

    WASHINGTON, USA — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $33 million loan for The Bahamas to improve the management of its public finances and procurement, and to enhance its capacity to monitor progress and implementation of key government priorities.   The Bahamas’ tourist-based economy has been growing steadily in recent years but its public finances have suffered since…

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  • U.N. official visits Bahamas to discuss new immigration policy

    San Juan, Nov 24 (EFE).- The deputy director-general of the International Organization for Migration visited the Bahamas for talks with top officials on the nation's controversial new immigration law, the government said Monday. The IOM's Laura Thompson met with the minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Frederick Mitchell, as a follow-up to the memorandum of understanding signed by the two…

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  • Concerns mount over Bahamas immigration policy

    NASSAU, Bahamas — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of American States (OAS) have both expressed concerns, at the diplomatic level, about the new immigration policy in The Bahamas that has touched such a nerve in some sectors of the international community. Prime Minister Perry Christie confirmed that international agencies had indeed expressed that concern directly to the government.…

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  • U.S. Embassy Presents Local NGO’s with PEPFAR Small Grants to Support the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

    Nassau, Bahamas – On Tuesday, October 14, U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Health officials participated in a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Health to announce the recipients of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) small grants program. The U.S. Embassy’s Political/Economic and Commercial Chief David Allen was on hand for the event along with health officials including…

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  • Government announces new regulation as the country explores for oil

    NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct 8, CMC – The Bahamas government Wednesday said it has completed the preparation of a new Petroleum Act and a suite of regulations designed to guide and govern oil exploration in country.   Environment and Housing Minister Kenred M.A. Dorsett said the legislation and regulations will form “an integral part” of the recently announced National Energy policy.…

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  • National Statement By The Hon. Frederick A. Mitchell, M.P. Minister Of Foreign Affairs And Immigration Ofthe Commonwealth Of The Bahamas At The Sixty-Ninth Regular Session Of The United Nations General Assembly

    Mr. President, The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, said this a few days ago: “Don't be demoralised by your income; be inspired by your outcome”. That should be a driving principle, as all countries, particularly the Small Island Developing States, seek to determine what the post-2015 Development Agenda will be. The obstacles are many. The lip service is evident. We have hope and…

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  • Belize, Bahamas identify top priorities in UN General Assembly Debate

    By Nelson A. King UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1, CMC –The 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) debate ended here on Tuesday night with two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries – Belize and the Bahamas – identifying what they regard as top priorities for their respective countries. Belize’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Wilfred Elrington, said that…

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