OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – The Bahamas continue to achieve monumental
success and set historic records on the international front, this time
being named the First “Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors” by the National
Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The announcement was made
on July 26, at the 2016 EAA AirVenture Conference, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
and accepted by representatives of the Bahamas Department of Civil
Aviation, Royal Bahamas Police Force and Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
which has a membership of 3,300 weather professionals, started the
‘Weather Ready Nation Ambassador” initiative three years ago to educate
its citizens on the importance of preparedness and protection in weather
Freeport, Bahamas - Officers in Grand Bahama arrest two males for Harboring a Fugitive and Assault with a Deadly Instrument.
are that on Friday 29th July 2016 shortly after 6:00pm, Officers
arrested the pair while in the West End Street, Hawksbill area during a
search of a vehicle that they were in, both persons were arrested for
Harboring a Fugitive and one of the suspects who resides in New
Providence was also arrested for Assault with a Deadly Instrument when
he attempted to hit an officer with a vehicle...
Freeport, Grand Bahama – On July 27th, 2016, the 12-week Culinary
Management Institute Partnership program between Pelican Bay hotel and
College of The Bahamas came to a close. The students assigned to Pelican
Bay were: Ashanti Williams majoring in Hospitality management, Tourism
and Hospitality major Robin Major and Marketing major Vania Hamilton,
who got the opportunity to work in all departments at the boutique
hotel, including security, front office, food and beverage, front of
house, back of house, front desk, reservations, housekeeping and more.
Bay operations manager Della Bridgewater took a personal interest in
the students saying, “I know what it is to be an intern. I graduated
from FIU and interned at Pelican Bay and I’ve been through the ranks...”
This is a Bahamas public weather forecast for today and tonight Saturday 30th July 2016.
General situation: A series of multi-layered troughs along with an upper
level low in the vicinity of the Southeast Bahamas will generate moist
conditions across the area today.
Special warnings: Beachgoers in the Southeast Bahamas should exercise
caution due to the risk of rip currents at beaches mainly along the
northern and eastern shorelines…also, due to the high heat index,
residents should continue to limit outdoor activity during peak sunlight
hours and stay hydrated.
NEW YORK, New York – Last week, the United Nations concluded its
High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development which was
held from 11-20 July, 2016. The event, which is the official review and
monitoring process for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
launched earlier this year, tracks countries’ progress on 169 targets
addressing a wide range of issues such as poverty, education, economic
growth, and climate change by 2030.
Dominique Maingot, from
Freeport, Grand Bahama was a part of the youth division of the UN
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) - a UN initiative
launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to mobilize global scientific
and technological expertise on SDG implementation. Dominique is a
graduate of Boston University, and a law graduate of the University of
specializes in sustainability issues ...
Nassau, Bahamas - Major League Baseball (MLB) was in Nassau
this summer to conduct a two-week development program which involved
approximately thirty high-school-aged participants from Nassau,
Freeport, and Eleuthera. Four MLB coaches flew in and worked with five
local Bahamas Baseball Federation coaches. The program ran six days a
week between two local fields (Freedom Farm and the Junior Baseball
League of Nassau).
"Having spent two weeks learning from their MLB instructors (who are
former Major League players and coaches) about what it takes to succeed
at any level, these players are better prepared to achieve their goals,
whether it’s playing at the collegiate level or even signing a
professional contract," said Rebecca Seesel who deals with the
international operations for MLB...
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement from The Hon. Melanie Griffin; The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin; and The Hon. Hope Strachan:
Lightbourne's violation of women's reproductive rights shocking and despicable.
We were shocked and disgusted to hear the offensive
suggestion of Mr. Richard Lightbourn, M.P. for Montagu, that the State
should cause for Bahamian women to be sterilized after giving birth
to two (2) children to prohibit them from having any more children thereafter...
Bahamas Women’s Watch strongly condemns the statement by Member of
Parliament Richard Lightbourn who suggested a policy of state enforced
sterilization as a means of controlling the fertility of unwed Bahamian
women with two or more children. Lightbourn’s proposed policy highlights
an absolute disrespect and contempt for women’s rights, which are human
rights and agency, and serves to explain the lack of advancement on
core women’s empowerment issues, such as sexual and reproductive health
and rights in The Bahamas.
Mr Lightbourn first and foremost needs
a lesson on fundamental human rights, womem” rights of bodily integrity
and the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against
Women (CEDAW), which is a United Nations instrument ratified by the
Government of the Bahamas and 189 countries around the world to empower
women and ensure equal opportunities and outcomes...
The Cabinet Office has announced that a State-Recognized Funeral will be
held for Pastor Silas Napolean McKinney on Sunday, 31 July, 2016 at
Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church, Tonique Willliams-Darling
In addition, viewing for the general public will be at
Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Saturday, 30 July, 2016
from 12 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and on Sunday, 31 July, 2016 from 9.00 a.m.
until service time at the Church...
29 July, 2016 - Commonwealth governments will gather in Rio de Janeiro
on the eve of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to push for greater
recognition of sport as a vehicle to deliver global development goals,
such as on health and education.
At the Commonwealth Sports
Ministers Meeting, the government representatives are expected to
deliver a powerful statement of intent on how sports policy can help
achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was agreed by
world leaders almost a year ago...
EARTHCARE members and Bahamas Immigration Department volunteers
performed the second underwater cleanup at Discovery Beach on July 23rd
along with concerned citizens. "We cleaned a quarter mile or 400 meters
of ocean bottom at Discovery Beach,” said Gail Woon, Founder of
EARTHCARE and a director of Save The Bays.
The objective of the event was to rid the seafloor of marine debris, and
trash bags and light refreshments were provided. Volunteers snorkeled
to remove trash and it was bagged ashore. The event was open to the
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public
that Monday, 1 st August, 2016 will be observed as Emancipation Day. As
a result, stores, wishing to do so, may open for business on this
holiday during normal business hours.
Employers are to note, however, that employees, who are normally not
required to work on holidays, must be paid wages in accordance with
Section 10 (a) of the Employment Act...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Health, Department of Public
Health and the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), will
continue their proactive, collaborative and aggressive approach to
preventing and controlling the possible spread of the Zika Virus within
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, local healthcare and environmental
officials said Tuesday.
Efforts aimed at source reduction and
other activities to decrease the mosquito population within the
Commonwealth such as treatment of water sources and fogging are ongoing
and will continue to be undertaken as part of that process...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Despite delay in Baha Mar’s opening, annual
visitor statistics continue to increase steadily with the current boost
of international and domestic tourism initiatives and increasing cruise
and air travel stopovers throughout the 700 islands of The Bahamas,
Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu announced at a briefing by the
Ministry in the Governor’s Ballroom of the British Colonial Hilton, July
Mrs. Jibrilu expressed a desire to encourage more
Bahamians to vacation at home within the Family Islands to support
domestic tourism and keep Bahamian money home. She said that according
to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Bahamas tourism has
contributed a total of BSD $4,129.3 million or 46.9 percent of GDP in
2015 and expects a rise of 2.6 percent in 2016...
The crew of a damaged starship encounter an alien warrior race after
being marooned on a distant planet during a surprise attack. They must
now band together with a survivor of a previous attack on the planet to
stop the aliens from releasing a doomsday weapon on the galaxy.
James T. Kirk is the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise who is
interested in the Vice Admiral position at the Starbase Yorktown as he
struggles to find meaning in his 5 year mission. Kalara is a refugee
found in an escape pod who claims her ship is stranded on a planet
called Altamid in a nebula and needs the help of the Enterprise crew in a
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a press statement by Bradley B. Roberts
Progressive Liberal Party:
For someone who wants to lead a party and government, Loretta
Butler-Turner has a record of mediocrity but has done much to deeply
fracture her party by sowing seeds of discord that will linger long
after the FNM’s current three day convention.
Loretta Butler-Turner cannot be trusted; just ask Dr. Minnis.
No amount of political bluster, lies and half-truths from a rally stage
by Mrs. Butler-Turner can change the fact that she sat around the
cabinet table approving terrible and harmful policy decisions that
pushed this country’s economy to the brink of collapse...
The patio of
Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday
nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy
"Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy
the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with
Our bar menu will be available outside waterside
all evening and
happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm. Make the best of the
last day of the weekend by enjoying a casual atmosphere with great
entertainment. We have
burgers, dips, sushi, oysters, wings, and more!
Check out the
special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...
Remarks By Thomas Desmond Bannister at The 2016 F.N.M Convention July, 2016:
I wouldn’t dare skip the protocol tonight because all of you matter
Leader, my remarks tonight are offered in tribute to two outstanding
Bahamian patriots, the late Jack Albury M.C.M., and the late Frankie
Russell M.C.M. We all know that Jack and Frankie shared our belief that
the work of this party matters a great deal to our country.
Delegates, Your FNM party believes that education is critical to
empowerment. The FNM wants to ensure that every child in our Bahamas is
educated to his or her fullest potential. That's why we have an
unmatched record of building schools throughout this country to provide
opportunity for our children to learn in their own communities. Because
for us, Bahamian children matter...
The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta hosted a weekend of Independence
events to commemorate the 43rd Independence Anniversary of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Friday, July 8th 2016 - The Bahamas
Consulate General hosted a "Toast to the nation" Reception at Nelson
Mullins Riley & Scarborough for the diplomatic corp, local
Bahamians, Bahamian members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and
friends of The Bahamas. The consulate also honored ten (10) Bahamians in
the Atlanta Metro Area under the 43rd Independence theme" Honoring our
people's excellence, the acronym of Hope...
Washington, D.C. — Ministers of Health from the U.K. Overseas
Territories (UKOTs) in the Caribbean ended a two-day meeting at the Pan
American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) this
week by agreeing on new priorities for technical cooperation to improve
the health of their populations.
The top health authorities from
Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,
Montserrat, and Turks and Caicos, along with PAHO Director Carissa F.
Etienne, signed a “strategic note” outlining a new cooperation strategy
that seeks to create synergies among the territories to address social
and environmental conditions that impact health, to mobilize resources,
and to facilitate the development of a unified position and a stronger
voice on health matters in the Caribbean.
Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Cyclist's Club will host their
3rd Annual Time Trial Championships will take place on Sunday July
31st, 2016 at 8:00am near the airport roundabout on the Grand Bahama
The 12th Annual Grand Bahama Road Cycling Championship
will run on holiday Monday, August 1st at 8:00am near the airport
roundabout. "This is considered the Grand Showdown with two former Grand
Bahama Road Cycling Champions," said Rowshan Jones of the Club, "The
two most recent national champions as well as national team members
Anthony Colebrooke and Jay Major will go head to head for the first time
in over 3 years."
Bahamians across the country watched, stunned last night as Montague MP
Richard Lightbourne unveiled what he described as the plans for the
country under an FNM administration. Plans which apparently include the
infringement on the reproductive rights of women.
Mr. Lightbourne an FNM government would introduce legislation that would
allow the courts to tie the tubes of unwed mothers after she has had
her second child. The end game: fewer classrooms, fewer Bahamians
looking for work and a state which would not have to bear the burden of
too many children...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Janet
Bostwick, who headed the Organization of American States (OAS) Electoral
Observation Mission (EOM) at the general elections held earlier this
year in Jamaica, officially presented the Mission’s report to the OAS on
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, during a meeting of the Permanent Council in
the Simon Bolívar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street and
Constitution Avenue, NW.
The meeting was presided over by His
Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Ambassador and Permanent Representative
of The Bahamas to the OAS and Chair of the Permanent Council...
The Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan, M.P.
who has responsibility for international trade and financial services
led a six member delegation to the Fourteenth Session of the United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIV) which took
place in Nairobi Kenya from 17th July to 22nd July 2016. Minister
Strachan was accompanied by the Minister of State for Investment, the
Hon. Khaalis Rolle, M.P.
As The Bahamas had assumed the role of
Coordinator for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States in
Geneva Switzerland, effective 1st July 2016, Minister Strachan also
addressed the Fourteenth Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 and
China which preceded UNCTAD XIV on 17th July 2016 and delivered GRULAC’s
statement in the UNCTAD General Debate. On 19th July, 2016...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On the occasion of the anniversary of his birth,
members of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States
(OAS) paid tribute to Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) on Wednesday, July 27,
2016, during a meeting of the Permanent Council held in the Simon
Bolívar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street and Constitution
Avenue, NW, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
The meeting was presided
over by His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of The Bahamas to the OAS and Chair of the Permanent
When Aquinas College student Rajeyve Smith joined the Governor General’s
Youth Award in tenth grade his main goal was to sharpen his leadership
skills to aid him on his journey to ultimately becoming an educator and
He had no idea the youth programme would allow
him to see how other countries and people live and force him to push
the boundaries of his physical strength.
“I want to be a teacher
and I felt GGYA would be good for my personal development,” said the
2016 graduate. “This is the program for people who want to put
themselves in a different environment and become more self-reliant.”
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