Saturday, January 12, 2019

242newsBahamas - PROOF: The Who, What, Why, When, and Where of the WTO & Weekly News Highlights

The Who, What, Why, When,
and Where of the WTO?

Dear Readers,
The government of The Bahamas is moving full speed ahead toward joining the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Bahamas remains of the few remaining countries in the world who has yet to negotiate and sign an agreement with the international body.

“WTO members praised The Bahamas’ commitment to reactivate and accelerate its WTO accession process after six years of impasse. At the third meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of The Bahamas, held on 21 September, members expressed their full support to the government of the Caribbean nation in its intention to secure WTO membership by the end of 2019. The Bahamas is the last nation in the Americas still outside the WTO.”


Government Set To Enhance Financial Services Sector To Maintain Competitive Edge
The government is moving ahead to strengthen the financial services sector. The aim is to develop a new framework to enhance industry regulations and protect revenues to the Public Treasury.

During a press conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister, on Thursday, 3rd January, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said that the move would ensure that The Bahamas maintains its competitive edge as a global leader in the financial services industry and ensure the country’s second economic pillar remains vibrant over the medium and long term.
Bud Light Makes NFL Super Bowl Trip a Christmas Reality
Christmas 2018 was about more than just the turkey for one lucky Bahamian! What began with hundreds of entries and a whole lot of BudLight came down to a little luck for Mario Tynes, whose name was drawn from the 4-month long super-promotion to secure his spot at the biggest football game of the year; the NFL SuperBowl.

‘Bittersweet’ Experience for Classic Dancers During 2019 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade
The 2018 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade was shadowed with the tragic loss of The Classic Dancers’ leader, Kenneth ‘Motorboat’ Ferguson. As such, the parade was named in his honor, and the Classic Dancers Junkanoo Group decided to participate solely to commemorate and pay tribute to him. The January 1st, 2019 New Year’s Day parade was set to be an exhilarating return for the Classic Dancers, who have now fully regrouped, and were eager to show Grand Bahama that they should be considered among the contenders this year.
Water and Sewerage Corporation Continues Water Improvement Projects in Long Island and Crooked Island
The Water and Sewerage Corporation continues to execute a Caribbean Development Bank Water Improvement Project by improving access, reliability and the quality of water supply systems in Long Island and Crooked Island.

Telecoms Marketing, Branding Exec Eldri Ferguson-Mackey Joins Diane Phillips & Associates
Marketing and branding guru Eldri Ferguson-Mackey, one of the top female executives in The Bahamas, has joined Diane Phillips & Associates as partner, the firm announced today.

“We are delighted to announce that a woman I have known for years as the powerhouse of branding and marketing has joined Diane Phillips & Associates as partner,” said the firm’s founder Diane Phillips.

Put a stop to greasy, creasy eyeshadow.
Hey BFF's

Don't you hate when spend what seems like forever perfecting your makeup look, you get creative with eyeshadow color combinations, you go out for a few hours, and when its time to do your inevitable makeup/face check, you realize that your eyeshadow has creased up? UGH I HATE THAT! If you have oily lids like me, then you know the pain of seeing your perfectly blended shadows end up a streaky, creased up mess, with the colors disappearing into the folds of your eyelids. 


Our motivation “…..I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew ch.25 v.40)

The Christmas Run 3 days before Christmas Day saw the delivery of 50 large boxes which included biscuits, cooked chicken & macaroni dinners, plastic clamshells full of very fresh salad greens, blankets, cheese, fresh loaves of bread, toys, socks, hats, candies and individually signed Christmas cards, together with all of the usual staple items.

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