-- His Excellency Rashid
Mairza Mahmoud Al-Mulla, Ambassador-Designate of Qatar to The Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, in a ceremony at Government House on
Thursday, May 28, 2015...
Making good on the government’s promise to identify
expert assistance to support its ongoing Rubis health investigations, Minister
of Health the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez welcomed Netherlands born Toxicologist Dr.
Rik Van de Weerdt to the team during a briefing session at the Ministry of
“I am pleased to note that a Toxicologist all the way
from the Netherlands is here in The Bahamas to assist us in the issues surrounding
the Rubis oil spill. The government is living up to its promises and we hope
that we will be much better off as a ministry and a country as a result of
these consultations” said the Health Minister...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – President of the Senate, Sen. The Hon. Sharon
Wilson pays her respects during the Lying-in-State of Mrs. Mizpah
Tertullien, MBE, Former Senator, on Thursday, May 28, at the Senate in
The State-Recognized Funeral of Mrs. Tertullien will
be held on Friday morning, May 29, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral...
Nassau, N.P. - Intermittent showers didn’t
deter Haitians, Haitian-Bahamians, and culture enthusiasts from showing
up in droves at the Botanical Gardens, Nassau, for the BTC Haitian Flag
Day celebrations. Nearly 6,000 supporters clad in the red, blue, and
white of the Haitian Flag, came to enjoy the party with entertainment,
regional food choices and chances to win a variety of prizes.
event was an ode to the blend of Haitian and Bahamian culture within
the country’s ethnically Haitian communities. Classical Haitian dishes
like the fried pork griot and the mackerel-stuffed dumplings called
patae, could be found side-by-side with local favourites such as conch
fritters and Bahamian baked macaroni...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mrs. Gina Rodgers Sealy, daughter of the
late Andre Rodgers, the first Bahamian to play professional baseball, presented
copies of her acclaimed biographical documentary on her father, “Gentle
Giant—The Andre Rodgers Story,” to His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United States, and Mrs. Paulette Zonicle...
GENERAL SITUATION: High pressure system continues to dominate the weather across the islands today.
WARNING: Boaters and beachgoers should exercise extreme caution due to
rough surf and dangerous Rip currents along the Northern and east coast
Thursday 28th – Partly sunny, warm and breezy today with
the chance of a few showers; fair tonight. Maximum Temperature 87°F and
Minimum Temperature 74°F. Small Craft Caution in effect. Winds NE – E
15-20 knots today, decreasing to 10-15 knots tonight. Seas 4-6 feet over
the ocean, subsiding to 2-4 feet by nighttime.
Friday 29th –
Partly sunny and warm with the chance of few spotty showers. Maximum
Temperature 87°F and Minimum Temperature 74°F. Winds NE-E 10-15 knots.
Seas 2-4 feet over the ocean...
Please be advised that the BJC English Language Paper 2 examination was
compromised at one of the Examination Centers. This breach makes the
present paper void. As a result, a new examination paper will be
prepared and sent out for the examination.
The breach was due to the
sitting of an examination before the authorized test date. The Ministry
of Education, Science and Technology is working in concert with the
Examination Centre to perform a more detailed investigation of the
breach and will recommend an outcome based on those results. The
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology can assure the public that
it takes very seriously any breach of security when it comes to our
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The weather, the
setting, the music, the models, the food, the drink, the fashions, and
of course the guests! All came together perfectly for a beautiful, fun
event last Saturday, May 25th at Count Basie Square in the Port Lucaya
195 guests, including residents and visitors alike,
enjoyed the beverages provided by our sponsors at Sands Brewery,
Bristol Wines & Spirits, ENTwineD, Caribbean Bottling Co., and Crown
Ice. A delicious variety of appetizers were provided by supporting
Port Lucaya restaurants Molly Malone's, Le Med, Cafe Breezes, La
Parilla, Zorba's, After Deck, Cappucino's, the Dive-In Bar and Pisces.
I'd like to respond to the recent letter by Fred Ferguson.
Let me begin by saying Mr. Ferguson, that I find it quite un-easing,
the hasty and seeming uninformed or inadequately thought assertions and
observations expressed in your recent assessment of the performances of
Bahamian artists and entertainers during the recent Junkanoo Carnival.
I was initially appalled at your disdain and lack of respect for
Bahamian entertainers and artists. But after some thought I came to
realize that your statements are born out of a less nefarious mindset.
That of lack of faith in, and understanding of the industry you are a
leader in and have thrived on for many years ...
Toronto - Leading a small group of Caribbean
tourist office representatives, Steven Johnson, Senior Marketing
Manager at the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO) Canada traveled almost 2,400
miles to Ft. McMurray in the Wood-Buffalo Region of Northern Alberta to
promote The Islands Of The Bahamas.
Brainchild, of Mr. Johnson,
the trip had been in the planning stages for close to a year, and is
seen as an integral part of the Bahamas’ marketing strategy to attract
high-value clients to the destination...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - While on a visit to Grand Bahama the US Chargé
d’Affaires, Lisa Johnson, visited the Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS), one
of the largest ship repair facilities in the region. She took a tour of
the facilities along with David Allen, US Embassy Political/Economic
and Commercial Chief and were both given a presentation on the yard’s
apprenticeship programme, their community relations efforts as well as
the company's development over the past 15 years.
Pictured are (left to
right) David Allen, Lisa Johnson, Carl Rotkirch, GBS Chairman/CEO and
Reuben Byrd, GBS Chief Operation Officer...
Freeport, Bahamas – The Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, was at Grand Bahama International
Airport on Sunday to welcome home Samaiya Lundy, the 2015 Bahamas
Primary School Student of the Year, along with other students who
participated in the completion held last weekend.
Samaiya, a student of
Sunland Baptist Academy, was also welcomed by her parents, Mark and
Shantell Lundy; the school's benefactor, Bishop Godfrey Williams; the
school's principal, Myrton King; coach, Bonnie Basden and teacher,
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The Bahamas -- The pruning of trees at the southern foreshore of Potter’s Cay
Dock has been completed in preparation for their removal: once the trees have been removed work can
begin on creating a parking lot for patrons of the vendors on the dock.
pruning is a programme of the first phase of re-development of the eastern end
of Potter’s Cay Dock.
Government has allocated $3,122,989.00 for the re-development project, which is
going to take place in three phases. It
is a product of private and public sector involvement with many of the ideas
for the re-development coming from the mailboat operators and various
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime
Minister, brought Greetings at the opening of the 80th Annual Session of
the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention on
Tuesday, May 26, at the William Thompson Auditorium.
The theme of the
convention was “In Step with the Spirit.”...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Photo of alumni of
Freeport High School/Bishop Michael Eldon School honoured at the school's
50th anniversary, Golden Jubilee Concert, this past Sunday, May 03,
2015 at BMES auditorium. Honorees seen here along with Patron of the
event Venerable Harry Bain and his wife Mrs. Ann Bain (front Centre) and
Mr. David Wallace, President of the Alumni Association (far right).
Honourees included: Rev. Adrian Bethel, Dr. Kevin Bethel, Pauline Cooper-Nairn,
A. Bernard (Bernie) Davis, Ginger Davis-Moxey...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - As introduced and read by the speaker:
are phenomenal women. Their smile, their grace, their commitment and
dedication to education and unionism have brought us here today in their
honor to recognize and pay tribute to them.
In our lineup today we have some gentle, mild mannered women who
despite their demeanor have put up a good fight in education. The first
woman that we want to pay homage to today is
Mrs. Cheryl Marshall Campbell(not in photos). Mrs. Campbell was born in Nassau to the late Harriet Clarke and Alphonso Marshall...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Shop at Sawyer's Fresh Market Save a Lot food stores
on Oak Street and watch your grocery bill get lower!
May VAT relief Sale! Simply Smarter shopping! All prices effective Thursday, May 28th to Monday, June 15th 2015, While Supplies last!
Mr. Speaker, this Budget is faithful to the reform plan for a
stronger Bahamas that my Government has been pursuing since our present
mandate began. Our plan is working. This Budget builds further on that
We have, for instance, succeeded in achieving a dramatic
turnaround in the state of our public finances. The GFS Deficit this
fiscal year is now estimated at $198 million, as compared to the $539
million Deficit that resulted from the fiscal structure that we
inherited in 2012/13. That is a reduction in the Deficit of $342
Nassau, New Providence - As violence against women continues to escalate in the
Bahamas, Citizens for Constitutional Equality (CCE) call on the government to
make a decision on the pending Constitutional Referendum, and remove all
uncertainty over the Country’s position on constitutional equality and nondiscrimination
against men and women on the basis of sex. Both the call of history and the
demands of justice require an end to this discrimination, and for the granting
of access to the full fruits of freedom and equality for all.
The Government’s mixed signals are creating confusion and
distrust, showing disregard for the thousands of Bahamians who stand ready to
vote in support of equality, not to mention the Bahamians whose lives hang in
the balance, questioning whether their hope for change is false...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government of The
Bahamas signed a historical contract with AEG, one of the world’s
leading sporting and entertainment presenters, for the management of the
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Friday, May 22, 2015. The
company has a worldwide presence and manages venues in the United States
and globally. The contract signing ceremony was held at the Office of
the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie said that the contract signals a ‘brand new day’ for the country...
Nassau, Bahamas - With a lack of available
sources for capital funding, entrepreneurs attending the third annual
Eleuthera Business Outlook seminar were encouraged to dive into the
venture funding pool.
The endorsement came from 28-year-old
Bahamas Striping Group of Companies President, Atario Mitchell, who
successfully captured the interest of the Bahamas Entrepreneurial
Venture Fund Ltd., obtaining $200,000 to help complete the company’s
Nassau, Bahamas - On Monday, May 25th, the United States Embassy commemorated
Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Clifton Pier in memory of fallen
comrades and military veterans. The solemn tribute was held at the site
of the Memorial to Patrol Squad 23 to commemorate the 10 U.S. crew members who
lost their lives during a fateful training mission off the coast of Nassau on
May 7th, 1954. The VP-23
Squadron members that died in the plane crash included William Martin, Leland
Osborn, John Tinney, John Holle, Joseph Kiliszewski, Franz Nelson, Thomas
Caylor, Gerald Lepard, Albert Olson and Fred Sparks...
With less than 4-weeks before the start of the International
Franchise Expo (IFE),
in New York City, licencees of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA) have demonstrated a keen interest in participating in the
exciting event where the Invest Grand Bahama Promotional Unit (IGB) will
be an exhibitor.
executives, Deann Seymour, CFO and Derek Newbold, Sr. Manager of
Business Development, made the grand announcement at a Customer Service
Training workshop hosted by GBPA’s Invest Grand Bahama Small Business
Bureau back in April. The random prize drawing gave one GBPA licencee
an all-expense paid trip to New York City, to attend the IFE tradeshow,
June 18th – 20th...
Roberts: Minnis on wrong side of history yet again on NHI - May 27, 2015 - 11:55:10 AM Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks by
Bradley B. Roberts,
Progressive Liberal Party: That familiar FNM refrain of oppose and
delay, reprobate and approbate is stale and rings hollow and after forty
years of the same old tune is simply tiresome. Such was the case this
morning in one of the dailies when Dr. Minnis called for yet another
delay in the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI).
FNM claimed to support independence, but not in 1973; they thought the
country was not ready for the College of The Bahamas in 1974; wrongly
predicted economic catastrophe with National Insurance; they opposed ZNS
national television; they said no to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force in
1979; opposed Bahamianization...
COCKBURN TOWN, San Salvador -- Deputy Prime
Minister, Minister of Works and Urban Development, and MP for Cat
Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador the Hon. Philip Davis was the keynote
speaker at the Official Launch of the San Salvador Urban Renewal
Marching Band on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Idella Jones Community
Centre, Cockburn Town, San Salvador.
Also in attendance were: Minister
for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville...
(Joint Commission International) endorsement of our state-of-the-art
clinical facilities and of the medical treatment provided by Health City
(Cayman Islands) gives us expanded credibility around the world."
- Dr. Devi Shetty, Founder, Health City Cayman Islands/ Chairman, Narayana Health
"We believe it is fitting
to unite Caribbean stakeholders in the celebration of an important month
(National Caribbean-American Heritage Month) for the millions of people
of Caribbean ancestry living in the Diaspora."
- Mark Walton, President of Sales & Marketing, One Caribbean Television
Minister Shane Gibson’s recent attempt to bash the private sector for
its good-faith effort to contribute to the achievement of universal
health coverage was both unhelpful and unfriendly.
On top of
that, his comments are just plain wrong - and he should be in a position
to know better. The insurance industry believes, as do many others,
that universal health coverage is a necessity and Bahamians should not
have to suffer financial hardship to pay for healthcare.
question for us is not ‘if' universal healthcare should be implemented,
the question is ‘how'. The smart thing to do would be to work together
to develop the best, most affordable, and least disruptive plan to
achieve that goal...