MISINFORMATION OF OAS & CHINESE SCHOLARSHIP CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received communications about a message that is circulating on social media regarding scholarships being offered by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of China. The Ministry wishes to clarify that, while the Government of The Bahamas, from time to time, receives scholarships from agencies and countries…

Canadian Travel Advisory With Respect To The Bahamas

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes note of the travel advisory issued by Canada on 23 January 2018 to its citizens traveling to The Bahamas. The safety and security of citizens and visitors to our shores is of paramount importance to the Government of The Bahamas. The two countries remain engaged on matters of mutual…

No Change to Fish and Seafood Imports into Florida

The Ministry has been made aware of reports circulating via social media regarding a warning that the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) imposed a new regulation banning all imports of seafood into Florida.  The Ministry has contacted the US Embassy, and it has been verified that there are no changes to the existing rules.  The FWC works…

The Bahamas Represented at the 2nd CELAC-China Ministerial Forum

The Bahamas was represented at the 2nd  CELAC-China Forum, held from 19-22 January 2018, in Santiago, Chile by a delegation headed by H.E. Sterling R.L. Quant,  Ambassador of The Bahamas to the People’s Republic of China. From left: Mr. Freddie C. Tucker, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Head, Americas & Canada Division and CELAC National Coordinator, Ministry…

Improving Radiation Safety in the Caribbean: IAEA Expert Mission Helps the Bahamas Build National Inventory of Radiation Sources

K. Glenn, IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation In October 2017, three IAEA experts conducted a mission on radiation safety in the Bahamas. The mission, carried out within the framework of an ongoing regional technical cooperation project[1], aimed to comprehensively assess the country’s regulatory infrastructure and to support the creation of a national inventory of radiation sources….