The Honorable Michael C. Fountain,
Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, celebrated with the Honorable Richard
Reinbold, President, Village of Richton Park, the second official flag raising ceremony
in his jurisdiction on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The ceremony was held to
install The Bahamas’ flag for permanent display at the Village Community Center
and to officially commemorate the Sister City relationship between the Village
of Richton Park, Illinois, and Cat Island, Bahamas...
“It came as no surprise this week, when giving his tired, old
political speech in Central Andros, our embattled Prime Minister focused
more on himself, than on the Bahamians he should be serving. But many
of us were left speechless when we learned the Prime Minister has
finally broken his silence on Minister Fitzgerald’s laundry list of
corrupt acts. Sadly, Prime Minister Christie did not condemn his
Minister’s clear abuse of position and power for his own personal gain,
no; our embattled Prime Minister actually came to praise Minister
Fitzgerald. Someone at the PLP must get the Prime Minister a new set of
glasses because he no longer can see right from wrong!”
Perry Christie tell it, it is Minister Fitzgerald and his band of
co-conspirators that have been wronged. It is they that are the
victims, not the Bahamian people who are being served by a Government
focused on taking care of themselves above all else. A Government that
sets the rules and laws but doesn’t feel the laws applies to them. We
have a Prime Minister that calls for civility, as if he is being treated...
Sixteen visiting teams are competing in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Bahamas 2017 in Nassau at the National Beach Soccer Arena at Malcolm
Park in the biggest beach soccer event on the planet. April 27th opening
games started with Iran taking Mexico 3 - 2; Senegal trounced Ecuador 9
- 0; Italy over Nigeria 12 - 6; and host team, Bahamas was defeated in a
close match with Switzerland 3 - 2.
Beach soccer is an exciting
fast action game played on a sand rectangle field approximately 40 by
30 yards. Instead of 2 halves, there are 3 twelve-minute periods; there
are unlimited substitutions; and no draws / ties allowed...
When he’s not travelling the
world or designing fashion pieces for some of the biggest fashion shows such as
the recent New York Fashion Week, Steven Strawder, better known as “Stevie Boi”,
is busy shooting footage for his new destination film series.
American Stevie Boi, a social
media star, is a fashion designer, actor, author and founder of clothing brand
NOIR and the luxury eye-wear brand SBShades.
Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Katy Perry have been widely published wearing the
distinctive sun glasses. -more-
Recently, the fashionista visited Nassau to research sites and events to film for
the next episode in his destination film series and declared The Sandyport Beach
Resort as his favourite resort in the Bahamas.The photogenic award-winning
boutique resort became the backdrop for a fashion photoshoot with Miss World Bahamas
2016, Ashley Hamilton...
Remarks by Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement San Salvador Rally on Thursday, April 27, 2017:
I want to first give the Almighty God thanks and acknowledge His influence and presence in my life.
Brothers and Sisters:
want SAN SALVADOR to be a part of the wave of change that is moving
across our land, from MICAL in the south, to Grand Bahama in the north.
LET ME TELL YOU, I have now received a formal report on the state of the
The Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Friday 28th April 2017
General situation: A mid to upper level disturbance near the Southern
Bahamas will continue to shift eastwards away from the area as surface
high pressure from the Atlantic re-establishes across the islands…
Northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Partly to mostly sunny, warm and breezy with just a slight
chance of a spotty shower or two today…mainly fair and breezy tonight…
Tourism numbers and hotel occupancy got a healthy boost when hundreds of
international visitors travelled varying distances to Nassau for the
recent IAAF/BTC World Relays 2017.
As in past years with athletic
event guests, Sandyport Beach Resort recorded sell out nights with many
of the IAAF officials and specialist support staff extending their
stays beyond the end of the games.
Vernon Moss the Sandyport General Manger said various attributes contribute to the resorts success...
Remarks By Senator The Honourable Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC at The
Bahamas Third Observance Of The ITU’s International Girls in ICT Day
Thursday April 27, 2017 at Melia Resort, Cable Beach:
Dorsett, chairman of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority,
Mr. Leon Williams president and members of his senior team from the
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC); John Gomez Chief Operating
Officer members of Cable Bahamas Ltd, Damian Blackburn CEO, BeAliv Ltd
and other senior staff, teachers, students invited guests, organizing
Since its launch 3 years ago, this day, International Girls
in ICT Day, has been marked as a “must do” on my calendar.
International Telecommunication union (ITU) is celebrated in member
states around the world to empower and encourage girls and young women
to consider studies and careers in Information and Communication
Bahamian medical students Yamir Smith and Emma Tuletta, who are studying
Psychology at the University of the West Indies, are among this year’s
CIBC FirstCaribbean Scholarship winners.
Corporate donors to the
University of the West Indies came in for high praise recently for their
continued support of the university especially in “trying financial
Chairman of the Campus Council at Cave Hill, Sir Paul
Altman, noted that access to funding was critical for the success of
students and therefore corporate donors to the university “should be
commended for their support of students in trying financial times”...
Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the
following statement regarding the petition in circulation to fire
Cabinet members Jerome Fitzgerald and Allyson Maynard-Gibson:
PLP has turned government corruption into an art form. We are not a
lawless nation, but this Government feels that they are above the law.
The indifference the embattled Prime Minister and his cohorts show to
these clear violations of the law would be breathtaking if the people
had not been subjected to five years of this rampant corruption. After
revelations that Jerome Fitzgerald held conflicts of interests with Baha
Mar, we now learn that his family was awarded a contract from NIB less
than two months after he was elected. There was no tender; there was no
competition, only political favors being handed to corrupt politicians...
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Members of the Bahamas Urban Renewal Music Masters
Youth Marching Band paid a courtesy call on the Hon. H. Ricardo Treco,
Bahamas Consul General to Miami, at The Consulate General in Miami on
Tuesday, April 25, 2017. They were welcomed by Consul General Treco and
Deputy Consul General Sandra Carey.
During brief remarks, Deputy Consul General Carey gave highlights about
the Consulate’s role and its history and described members of the band
as Ambassadors of The Bahamas, noting that they should stand tall and
proud to be able to put their talents and culture on display for The
The final day of the 61st Regular
Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) got
underway Wednesday morning in the U.S. capital with the Fifth Plenary Session.
The focus of the Fifth Plenary was on "Early Warning Systems (EWS):
Importance of Taking Action at a National Level." Presenters for the
Plenary were Diego Olivera, Secretary-General, National Drug Council, Uruguay
and Jenny Fagua Duarte, EWS, Colombian Drug Observatory, Justice Ministry,
Colombia. Marya Hynes, Inter-American
Observatory on Drugs (OIS), ES/CICAD, served as Moderator.
The objective of the Fifth Plenary Session was to examine existing models for
EWS and their importance as a tool for responding to emerging problems at a
national and local level...
The Cayman Islands will host the Caribbean Transitional Energy
Conference (CTEC) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 11-12 May 2017,
establishing its position as a leader amongst Caribbean island nations
in the transition to renewable energy.
The conference will
provide a forum for delegates to hear distinguished experts discuss the
latest advancements in renewable energy technology, as well as how
islands can look to create models for sustainability that are both
replicable and scalable...
World renowned cybersecurity expert Dr. Herbert Hugh Thompson will deliver the Commencement Address at
the University of The Bahamas’ historic Spring 2017 Commencement, the first since the institution’s charter on 10th November 2016.
University of The Bahamas alumnus, Dr. Thompson is the Chief Technology
Officer at Symantec Inc., an
international cybersecurity solutions provider billed as the world’s
largest security software company with more than 12,000 employees.
UB’s inaugural commencement will be held on Thursday, 25th May 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas
A. Robinson National Stadium under the theme
Dawn of a New Era: The Power of Perseverance...
A coalition of civil society and public industry groups representing
thousands of Bahamians have come together to call for a standard process
of public consultation when government considers introducing or
revising legislation or plans new developments that would utilize public
resources and/or significantly impact the environment. This push for
reform comes after the government introduced both the Interception of
Communications Bill and revisions to the Labor Act in Parliament without
significant prior public consultation. In both instances criticism and
concern was expressed from the public and the passage of both pieces of
legislation was delayed.
The coalition includes Citizens for a
Better Bahamas, Grand Bahama Human Rights Association, The Nassau
Institute, Save the Bays, Waterkeepers Bahamas, The Bahamas Press Club,
ReEarth, Our Carmichael, The Organization for Responsible Governance,
Civil Society Bahamas, We The People, and the Coalition to Save Clifton...
My mother has owned an insurance company for more than 30 years.As far
back as 1992, 25 years ago, that company has had insurance contracts
with the government and quasi-governmental agencies. Her company has had
government contracts, therefore, for at least 15 years prior to my
entry into public life as an appointed Senator in 2007.
Tribune writes:"There is nothing to suggest that Mr. Fitzgerald or his
family members have done anything wrong in relation to the NIB insurance
I wonder then about the relevance of the story?Why
bring my mother, a private citizen and an established and astute
businesswoman,into the last-minute nastiness of a political campaign?
The Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United
Nations in New York on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 held its second quarterly
outreach initiative, engaging members of the Bahamian diaspora from the
tri-state area in another vibrant and animated roundtable discussion.
discussion, titled "Social Challenges: The Implications for Economic
and Social Advancement in The Bahamas", was led by Attorney Rishard
Cooper – a native Bahamian, a senior associate at the law firm of Hogan
Lovells in New York, and a named top 40 high achiever under the age of
40 in The Bahamas...
The Humanistic Solidarity Association (Saint Lucia-Cuba) held its Fourth
Biennial General Meeting at the Auberge Seraphine Hotel on Sunday 23rd
April, where the main order of business was election of a new executive.
new President is long-time member Marlene Alexander, who replaces
former president Rawle Harvey and is assisted by six other fellow
members of the new leadership.
During the Open Session, much
praise was given to outgoing President Rawle Harvey, a founder member of
the 12-year-old organization who served as President from its
inception. Other retiring officers included former first Vice President
Irvin John and the Public Relations Director Maurice Moffat...
Since the launch of the enrolment phase of NHI Bahamas yesterday, over
3,000 Bahamians have enroled and selected their doctor from whom they
will soon be able to receive Primary Care services at no cost at point
In order to enrol, you must meet all of the following criteria: You have been issued an NIB Smart Card, You are either a citizen or a legal resident of The Bahamas, You have been residing in The Bahamas for a period of six months immediately before enrolment...
Persons must seek to get professional help if they realize that they are
having mental challenges, whether caused by duress or resulting from a
change in the brain’s chemistry or related to a congenital or
developmental challenge, said Chairman of the Public Hospitals
Authority, Senator the Hon. Frank Smith.
statistical evidence suggests that mental health interventions do have
an impact; but stigma must not be allowed to continue to prevent those
needing counselling, medication and other therapies from accessing care
because they are more concerned with being labelled by family members,
friends, neighbours, employers and the wider community.”...
The Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources donated $70,000 to
support a diversified group of 100 Bahamian youth sailors in this year's
Sir Durward Knowles National Junior Sailing Regatta, held April 21 and
22, at the Nassau Yacht Club on Montagu Beach, East Bay Street.
series of E-class sloop races on Friday yielded three new top winners
for 2017, which were the "Jumping Jack", coming in first, the "Scholar
Ship", coming in second, and the "Lady Kayla", coming in third.
Optimist championship race yielded three top winners as well: Issac Fox
came in first; followed by Melisha Higgins in second place; and Dawson
Knowles finishing up in third place...
The Government of the United States of America looks forward to a
“continued successful bilateral partnership” with the Government of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, particularly in the war on the world drug
problem, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. State
Department’s Bureau of Internal Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs,
Mr. Luis E. Arreaga, said Wednesday.
delegates attending the 61st Regular Session of the Inter-American Drug
Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) during a Bilateral Meeting held in the
General Services Building of the General Secretariat of the Organization
of American States in Washington, Mr. Arreaga also congratulated The
Bahamas on ascending to the Chair of CICAD and for chairing what he
termed a successful 61st CICAD Regular Session...