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Carnival Cruise Lines meets with Minister

Minister of Labour Dion A Foulkes recently met with officials from Carnival Cruise Lines, as the Government looks to partner with the company to increase Bahamian employment. Pictured: (from left) Mr. Ricardo Deveaux, First Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Labour; Mr. Gadville McDonald, Executive Director, the National Training Agency; Ms. Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary (Acting), Ministry of Labour; Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes; Ms. Marie McKenzie, Vice President, Global Ports and Caribbean Government Relations for Carnival Corporation & PLC.; Mr. Domenico Rognoni, Deputy Chairman, The Bahamas Shipowners Association and Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Carnival and Mr. Richard Pruitt, Vice President, Environmental Operations at Carnival. (BIS PHOTO)

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018

Minister of Labour Dion A Foulkes recently met with officials from Carnival Cruise Lines, as the Government looks to partner with the company to increase Bahamian employment.

The government is hoping to finalise an agreement with Carnival soon that will enable trained and qualified Bahamians to get employment with the luxury cruise line.

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Finance Ministry launches $50m jobs project

The Ministry of Finance is looking to increase the productivity of the Bahamian workforce with a new $50m initiative, partly financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018

The Ministry of Finance is looking to increase the productivity of the Bahamian workforce with a new $50m initiative, partly financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The IDB has agreed to loan The Bahamas $20m for the Skills for Future and Current Jobs in the Bahamas Project, with the official signing taking place yesterday at the Ministry of Finance.

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CHTA calls for Caribbean unity

Newly elected president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Patricia Affonso-Dass, has spoken of the need for a cohesive regional approach. (Photo courtesy CHTA)

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Newly elected president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Patricia Affonso-Dass (pictured), has spoken of the need for a cohesive regional approach if Caribbean countries are to maximise the benefits of the tourist trade.

Delivering remarks at the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum held in Miami recently, Affonso-Dass called on tourism stakeholders to stay “focused on the critical need to speak with one Caribbean voice, to ensure a facilitative environment for investment, development and growth and to seek out and encourage best practice…

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ECLAC urges tech focus

A greater emphasis on technology and innovation can help Caribbean countries achieve their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). 

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018

A greater emphasis on technology and innovation can help Caribbean countries achieve their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena spoke of the need for “new digital ecosystems” in the region during a summit organised by the United Nations Regional Economic Commissions last week.

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GBPA pilots workplace app

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has begun using new software to improve communication between staff and create a better working environment for all employees. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has begun using new software to improve communication between staff and create a better working environment for all employees.

The GBPA is now using TinyPulse – an app that allows users to leave anonymous comments, suggestions and complaints. The system sends employees one question a week, to be answered at any time within those seven days. It also includes a ‘suggestions and solutions’ window where users can add their comments and a ‘peers for cheers’ tab so employees can single out coworkers for individual praise.

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New finance fund for energy SMEs

Stakeholders from the Caribbean energy sector are meeting this week to discuss key issues affecting the industry, including sustainable financing, renewables and energy efficiency. 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Stakeholders from the Caribbean energy sector are meeting this week to discuss key issues affecting the industry, including sustainable financing, renewables and energy efficiency.

The CARICOM Secretariat is partnering with the CARICOM Development Fund and the German Agency for International Cooperation to host a workshop in Suriname that runs 25-26 July.

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Information and communications technology providers from around the Caribbean have come together this week to attend one of the industry's biggest events and discuss issues impacting the sector. 

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Event highlights ICT issuesInformation and communications technology providers from around the Caribbean have come together this week to attend one of the industry’s biggest events and discuss issues impacting the sector.

The CANTO Annual Conference, hosted by the Caribbean National Telecommunications Organisation (CANTO), is taking place this week in Panama with the theme ‘Guiding Digital Adoption to Lead the Global Market’.

In a series of roundtables, workshops, presentations and seminars, ICT stakeholders will be invited to learn and discuss topics such as innovative entrepreneurship, disaster mitigation and recovery, regulatory challenges and opportunities and cybersecurity.

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Business Outlook dates announced

The dates for the annual series of Business Outlook conferences have been announced, kicking off on September 13 in Andros and finishing up in Nassau January 17, 2019. See the full list of events here. 

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Outlook will also visit Abaco in September, Exuma in October and Long Island in November. A range of keynote speakers have been tabled including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest, who will address the Exuma conference, and Chairman of the Water and Sewage Corporation Adrian Gibson who is due to speak in Long Island.

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PM meets UN secretary general

Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis met the United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres at UN Headquarters in New York, July 18, 2018 on the sidelines of the UN's High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis met the United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres at UN Headquarters in New York, July 18, 2018 on the sidelines of the UN’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

PM address UN forum on sustainable development

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis addressed the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York July 18, 2018. Read his remarks here. (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Prime Minister The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Dr Hubert Minnis addressed the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York July 18, 2018.

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