Recent Releases

Brades - Sept. 3, 2014 - We now know that we have an electoral slate of 31 candidates vying for nine seats in the Montserrat Legislative Assembly. There are two political Parties of nine candidates each, an Alliance of three and 10 Independents. This to my recollection is the largest number of persons to have contested General Elections in this island

Sept. 3, 2014  - Jamaica is to receive £46 million in bilateral assistance to fund climate change, environmental and rule of law programmes. The funds are being made available through the National Indicative Programme (NIP) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).

Sept. 3, 2014 - The NIP represents the European Union assistance to Guyana and will be used for sea defence and agricultural infrastructure among other areas consistent with Guyana's sustainable development agenda.

APIA, Samoa - Sept. 3, 2014 - The Bahamas’ signing onto SIDS DOCK here at the United Nation’s Third International Small Island Developing States Conference was “monumental” as it will not only allow the country make the transformation from fossil fuel-based energy generation to renewable energy, but also provide access to funding that would allow for the investment in, and deployment of, renewable energy technologies throughout the Commonwealth - particularly photovoltaic systems and solar water heaters.

Nassau - Sept, 3, 2014 - The Bahamas is one of three priority cruise destinations invited by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., (RCL) to receive a matching grant to participate in the Sustainable Destination Alliance for the Americas (SDAA) initiative.

Sept. 3, 2014 - Moody's Investors Service has downgraded The Bahamas' issuer and senior unsecured ratings to Baa2 from Baa1 and changed the outlook to stable from negative.

OECS Commission - Aug. 28, 2014 - Citizens of the OECS Economic Union who travel to Saint Lucia can now stay  here indefinitely. The OECS Commission’s Regional Integration Unit made the official announcement on Friday August 15, 2014.

Aug. 28, 2014 - Adapted: CMC – A four-member delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is due here on September 3 to monitor the general election in the British Overseas Territory.

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