The International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE), Americas Chapter
held the first meeting of its working group for content development and
delivery, in the Bahamas over the period April 22 – 23, 2016.
regulators representing fifteen jurisdictions including the host
country, the Bahamas, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman
Islands, Curacao, the Eastern Caribbean (8 territories), Jamaica and
Trinidad and Tobago, gathered at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau
to discuss matters pertinent to the promotion of Investor Education
throughout the region...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The sounds of jazz permeated Pompey Square in
downtown Nassau as The Bahamas celebrated its 3rd International Jazz
Day, May 2nd.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force band, various high
school bands and other local bands performed jazz selections throughout
the day and into the evening hours.
The Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson,
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture said the tune of jazz adheres to
the overall structure of Bahamians as a community. “It is a true
reflection of the ideal democracy, unique voices that we have as people
of color,” he said...
WASHINGTON, DC – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s (MOT) Romance
Department held its latest Signature Bridal Event at the Omni Shoreham
Hotel in Washington, D.C., May 1, amid inclement weather. The event,
which was attended by scores of newly engaged couples seeking
destination weddings, also featured wedding vendors from The Bahamas, a
Junkanoo rush out, Bahamian fashion show and live entertainment by famed
entertainer, Preston “Puzzle” Wallace.
The Bahamas made up of
700 islands and cays and known the world over for its breathtaking
beauty, pristine crystal clear waters, diverse and unique culture and
charming romance, was named the “Leading Wedding Destination” at the
World Travel Awards, which was staged in Morocco in December 2015...
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a press statement by Bradley B. Roberts
Progressive Liberal Party:
Comments that appeared in the local media and attributed to PLP Tall
Pines MP Leslie Miller about exiling members of the LGBT community to a
selected island do not reflect the policy position of the Progressive
Liberal Party or the government of The Bahamas.
The PLP respects
the principles of freedom of choice, freedom of association and freedom
of speech as protected rights under our supreme law as this organization
was founded and built on the foundational tenets of social justice and
Nassau, Bahamas - The Barraterre Development Association is looking
forward to another incredible, fun-filled homecoming festival on May
13th-16th, made possible by their financial sponsors. Consolidated Water
(Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO) one of the Association’s longest standing
supporters, renewed their support with a donation toward the annual
festival to assist in defraying expenses.
“CWCO has been making
contributions to the Barraterre Development Association for as long as I
can remember,” said Association President Shantel Taylor. “This year
they again answered our call for aid and we appreciate it from the
bottom of our hearts...
Weeks after the launch of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival celebrations on
Grand Bahama Island, the soca induced delirium associated with the
festival has worn off and slowly but surely, Bahamians are snapping back
to reality. And what a sad reality it is. Now that the party is over,
Grand Bahamians are once again faced with astronomical energy costs and a
stagnant economy. A reality where thousands of Bahamians continue to
lose their homes; and one without job opportunities for qualified
With unemployment already at record numbers, even
more Bahamians may soon find themselves in the unemployment line. In
just over a month, the iconic Grand Lucayan Hotel which has been a
staple of the Grand Bahama tourism product will be sold. Back in March,
the owners of the 409 acre property announced plans to sell the resort –
the third largest in the country – in a sealed bidding process...
Freeport, Bahamas -
Pier One A SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Honoring Our Mothers!
Mother's Day Special: APPETIZER Caesar Salad
ENTRÉE Seafood Fettuccine, Array Bahamian Seafood in Alfredo Sauce
Beef Rib Eye 12oz. Beef Rib Eye served with a choice of Chef Potato or Mashed Potato or Peas & Rice and Vegetables
Or Chicken Parmesan...
The Bahamas Historical Society, a non-profit Bahamian association
founded in 1959 to perpetuate Bahamian history, will hold its Annual
Fundraising Luncheon on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 12:30p.m. for
1:00p.m., at the world famous Nassau Yacht Club, East Bay Street,
The public is invited to support this worthy
cause to raise much needed funds for the ongoing work and upkeep of The
Bahamas Historical Society, its Museum and public outreaches. Donations
are also appreciated. Checks should be made payable to the Bahamas
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Students and teachers of Agape Christian School, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, paid a courtesy call on Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling in the Drawing Room of Government House on Monday, May 2, 2016.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Students of Palmdale Primary School paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, centre, recently at the Office of the Prime Minister.
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Nikita Shiel-Rolle, CEO and Founder of the Young Marine Explorers, called upon the Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling in the Drawing Room of Government House on Monday, May 2, 2016.
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Pastor Lynn Horton, Senior Pastor of the People's Hope Ministries located in the Washington, DC, along with Apostle Leon Wallace and Apostle Marina Fowler called upon Her Excellency the Governor-General Dame Marguerite Pindling in the Drawing Room of Government House on Monday, May 2, 2016.
Pictured from left: Apostle Marina Fowler, Apostle Leon Wallace, H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling and Pastor Lynn Horton...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Remarks By The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie,
M.P., Prime Minister And Minister Of Finance At The Opening Of The Sir
Jack Hayward Bridge
Monday, 2nd May, 2016 At 10:00 A.M:
Salutations, Ladies and gentlemen,
me take this opportunity to thank the senior executives of the Grand
Bahama Port Authority and representatives of the Grand Bahama
Development Company for honouring Sir Jack’s commitment to the tenets of
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, particularly with respect to advancing
infrastructural development in Freeport by way of the design and
construction of this bridge which, for all intents and purposes, will
serve to attract further development in Eastern Grand Bahama...
Commissioner Eldred Bethel and Deputy High Commissioner Allison Booker
met with the All Parliamentary Group for The Bahamas to discuss
important matters. The meeting was
the first held since Mr. David Morris, M.P, assumed the Chairmanship of
the All Parliamentary Group for The Bahamas this past year. Mr. Morris
grew up in The Bahamas as his father, Capt. A. L. Morris, who was a
former Director of Maritime Affairs.
High Commissioner Bethel gave a general briefing on the current state of
affairs in The Bahamas citing the upcoming Constitutional Referendum on
Gender Equality to be held on 7 June
and the BahaMar project. He also provided an update on the UK/Caribbean
Forum to be held in Freeport, Grand Bahama and informed that Foreign
Secretary The Rt Hon Phillip Hammond will be in attendance...
EXUMA, Bahamas – The National Family Island Regatta Committee recognized
three Bahamian giants for their contribution to the development of
sailing Saturday, April 30th.
Efford Kemp from Black Point, Steve
Smith who hails from Staniel Cay and Sheldon Gibson, a native of
Crooked Island, received trophies and were clad in regatta jackets
during an awards ceremony on the grounds of the Administrator’s Complex
Regatta in George Town. The event officially ended the 63rd National
Family Island Regatta...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe
told students at the St. George’s High School, on April 29, 2016, that
he was honoured and pleased to be there with them during their Sports
Awards Ceremony because it allowed him to look at the "faces of the
future" to see the individuals who will be tomorrow's leaders for The
"Individuals who are today in the school environment,
all aimed at making you outstanding citizens," Minister Wilchcombe said.
"You will learn, as life goes on, that everything that you are learning
today will prepare you for tomorrow -- how you work with people...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Teaching COB students how to sustain viable
business enterprises through cooperatives is the latest initiative of
the Department of Cooperatives in the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine
On April 26th, the Ministry hosted a lecture by the
Department of Cooperatives, April 26, at the Harry C. Moore Library at
The College of The Bahamas for the benefit of all Bahamians. The
initiative assists young entrepreneurs with information on how to
develop successful businesses. They also looked at opportunities for
building cooperative membership.
Belize City (CRFM)—Caribbean countries have a living bank of marine
resources from which they collectively cash out hundreds of millions of
dollars a year to support emerging national economies by providing good
jobs, food and foreign exchange, among other benefits. However, in order
to remain active and competitive in the global marketplace, countries
have had to find ways to surmount the challenges posed by stringent
international standards called sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS)
measures, for food safety and for protection against diseases carried
animals and plants.
Under an EU-funded SPS Measures Project, the
ability of Caribbean countries to effectively address those challenges
is being strengthened through initiatives...
Fast-growing environmental movement Save The Bays today applauded the
government’s announcement that it would pass a Freedom of Information
Act this year following public consultation.
Information is one of the basic tenets of any democracy and was one of
the first five goals for which Save The Bays was founded,” said Joseph
Darville, chairman of the organization with nearly 20,000 friends on
Facebook. “We congratulate the government of The Bahamas and the
Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Jerome Fitzgerald, under
whose portfolio Freedom of Information falls...”
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The EARTHCARE Eco Kids performed a Beach Cleanup at Williams
Town Beach to commemorate Coastal Awareness month on Grand Bahama. Approximately One Hundred Fifty pounds (150
lbs.) of marine debris and garbage waste were
removed and given to Sanitation Services to be placed in the State of the Art,
Pine Ridge Landfill.
Gail Woon, EARTHCARE
Founder, a Director of Save The Bays and a Sustainable Tourism Committee member
observed, “The idea that we should keep our coasts and islands clean is very
Nassau, Bahamas - Dr. Hubert Minnis, leader of the Free National
Movement (FNM), issued the following statement on the murder rate rising
over 20% more than under any previous government.
is yet again on track to see the deadliest year in the history of The
Bahamas. It seems like each day more innocent lives are being taken In
just four years this Government has seen more murders than the previous
five years combined. What’s disappointing – but not surprising to
Bahamians – is that the Government failed to produce their crime plan in
2015 and once they finally did in February of this year, it was a
series of recycled programs that have failed to stem this growing
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a press statement by Bradley B. Roberts
Progressive Liberal Party:
I am loathe to have to respond to recent remarks attributed by Peter
Turnquest, Deputy Leader of the Opposition FNM, regarding maintenance at
the Eight Mile Rock High School.
Unlike the FNM who left this
school in a state of disrepair and infested, the PLP government has
addressed the concerns of infestation and structural maintains. Further
and to the benefit of West Grand Bahamians, the government is in the
advance stages of the bid process for a brand new high school...
OLATHE, Kan -Missouri Baptist men's tennis won their semifinal and
championship matches on Saturday. The day started with a 5-2 victory
over rival Missouri Valley and concluded with a 5-4 comeback win over
Baker in the championship match.
Missouri Baptist (11-7, 7-1 AMC)
opened the semifinals with its seventh doubles sweep of the year.
Senior Tanner Morris and junior Sean Nanney started thingswith an 8-5
win at No.3. The Spartans' top duo, Lucas Oliveira and Quinton Argent,
shortly followed with an 8-5 win of their own. Ricardo Martin and James
Tobin completed the sweep with a tiebreaker win at No.2...
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) was recently
recognized as an authorized educational partner of TestOut Corporation
for its commitment to improving the lives of students.
industry-leading Information Technology (IT) certification training
through interactive, hands-on lab exercises, video training, written
lessons, quizzes, and certification exams - all in one integrated
BTVI has been using the virtual testing software for
over five years, giving students cutting edge methods to gain external,
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Organization of American States
(OAS) and The Bahamas signed an agreement at the OAS Headquarters by
which the country was selected to host the next meeting of Ministers of
Education of the Americas, on February 9 and 10, 2017 in The Bahamas.
signing took place last week during a Roundtable on Education in the
Americas meeting, hosted by the OAS, where experts debated:
• The common educational agenda of the member states
• The role of teachers
• Science and technology as catalysts for education and life opportunities.
Nassau, Bahamas - Searching for Suspects in two separate armed robberies:In the first incident, around 8:30pm on Monday 2nd May 2016, two men
armed with handguns robbed a Deli located on Elizabeth Avenue of an
undetermined amount of cash before fleeing on foot....
In the second incident, shortly after 11:30pm on Monday 2nd May 2016, a
man had just pulled up to his home located on Hamster Drive off Faith
Avenue North in his silver 2012 Kia Sportage jeep license number 162...
Suspect in custody for shooting incident: An adult male is in
custody assisting police with investigations into a shooting incident
that has left a man detained in hospital on Monday 2nd May 2016...