Minister Fahy To Attend ILO Meeting In Bahamas

March 2, 2015

This week, the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy and his Acting Permanent Secretary Dr. Danette Ming will attend the 9th ILO Meeting of the Caribbean Ministers of Labour in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The meeting, which takes place March 3rd and 4th, will be hosted by the International Labour Organization Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean in collaboration with The Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

All associated costs, including flights, hotel and food, will be covered by the ILO.

The Meeting will bring together Ministers with responsibility for Labour, Permanent Secretaries and high-level officials of the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, as well as representatives of the Caribbean Congress of Labour [CCL], and the Caribbean Employers’ Confederation [CEC].

Under the theme, “Decent Work for Sustainable Development”, the Meeting will address labour issues such as the green economy, social dialogue and youth employment. Labour Ministers will discuss the CARICOM and ILO partnership and the implementation of decent work in national and regional policy agenda, as well as the regional tripartite social dialogue mechanism.

A session entitled “Creating job opportunities and developing skills for youth employment and productivity in the Caribbean” will explore the issue of youth unemployment in the Caribbean region.

“I am particularly interested in exploring ideas regarding ‘collaboration’, as well as how full implementation of ILO guidelines has benefitted labour relations in other jurisdictions,” said Minister Fahy. “This is especially important as the Ministry continues its work on rewriting Bermuda’s outdated legislation.”

The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, The Bahamas; and Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO, will address the Opening Ceremony of the Meeting.

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  1. Raymond Ray says:

    Please travel in economy class Minister Fahy, because we don’t need to hear more crap from them that oppose One Bermuda Alliance Govnt. :-(

  2. Terry says:

    Take a page from your own comments.

    Read the article.

    All costs will be covered by the ILO.

    Third/3rd paragraph.


  3. tom cooke says:

    Mr Ray, as stated in the press release the ILO is picking up the cost of travel and hotel expenses. So there will not be any whinning. …

  4. BT CHECKER says:

    Please re-read the article. This is 100% funded by the ILO

  5. Ty says:

    “All associated costs, including flights, hotel and food, will be covered by the ILO”

  6. Raymond Ray says:

    I sincerely want to thank you all for informing me in reference to who it is that’s “footing the bill”…

  7. Alvin Williams says:

    What is the minister of foreign employment procurement going to tell the ILO meeting in Bahamas? How he is under mining prospects for Bermudian employment in Bermuda; from Bermudian musicians hoping to work in their own country to Bermudian students hoping to find summer employment to help pay for their overseas study who now have to complete with the children of work permit holders? If I had my way I would call on the ILO to ban him from attending the meeting. His policies have nothing to with the enhancement of labor in this country.