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PM Christie Addresses 2015 Integrated Segment of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations - Mar 31, 2015 - 1:26:20 AM
Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of
Government of CARICOM Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie,at the2015 High-Level
Interactive Dialogue“The International Decade for Action: Progress
achieved and lessons learned for sustainable development”30 MARCH 2015:
would like to start by expressing my gratitude to the Vice President of
ECOSOC for inviting me to participate at the opening of this
Integration Segment of the Council. It is indeed an honour to speak on
behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on this most auspicious
Bahamas lead 22nd Annual World Travel Awards Nomination - Mar 31, 2015 - 12:39:26 AM
Nominated In 9 Different Categories, Cementing Position As Caribbean Destination of Choice
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Islands Of The Bahamas are very excited to be
nominated in 9 different categories in the 22nd World Travel Awards in
the following categories: ‘Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination,’
‘Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination,’ ‘Caribbean’s Leading Cruise
Port,’ ‘Caribbean’s Leading Destination,’ ‘Caribbean’s Leading Dive
Destination,’ ‘Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination,’ ‘Caribbean’s
Leading Tourist Board,’ and ‘Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination...’
$436,000 Drug Bust in Bimini by DEU Officers - Mar 31, 2015 - 12:23:23 AM
Bahamas - An intelligence led operation by Drug Enforcement Unit
Officers has dealt a major blow to drug traffickers in the country,
after a 52 – year old American man and a 36 – year old Bahamian man were
arrested for possession of a huge quantity of marijuana in Bimini on
Monday 30th March 2015.
According to reports, around 10:00am, a
team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit with the assistance of
their counterparts from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and
officers from Bimini Division went to South Bimini, where they executed a
search warrant on a 38 - foot US registered sailboat owned by the
Bahamas Governor General Visits the Berry Islands - Mar 31, 2015 - 12:16:23 AM
BERRY ISLANDS, The Bahamas – Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, visited the Berry
Islands on Friday, March 27, where she enjoyed a Special Assembly with
students of R.N. Gomez All-Age School during her First Official Visit in
Bahamas Press Club "deeply disappointed" about PM's recent remarks - Mar 31, 2015 - 12:02:30 AM
The Bahamas Press Club was deeply
disappointed to hear of the Prime Minister’s recently expressed disdain of
the local press, in comments made to journalism students atThe College of
We do not presume to lecture the Prime
Minister on his public utterances, but we must say that if the unfortunate
turn of phrase was as a result of frustration with expressed journalistic
opinions of his leadership (style), after 40 years in public life, Mr. Christie
should know that it goes with the territory.
Nassau woman and 2 children in hospital after traffic accident - Mar 30, 2015 - 11:25:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas Officers from the Police
Traffic Division are investigating a traffic accident that has left a
woman and her two children detained in hospital on Monday 30th March
According to reports, shortly
before 6:00pm, a 26 – year old women along with her 4 – year old son
and 2 –year old daughter were attempting to cross Tonique Darling
Highway via a pedestrian crossing, when they were struck by a Chevy
Equinox vehicle driven by an adult male...
Bahamian company partners with Chinese company to increase group travel from The Bahamas to China - Mar 30, 2015 - 11:07:37 PM
The newly establish partnership builds on an already successful and
established platform and takes it a step further by focusing on quality,
highlighting the very best products and experiences that The Bahamas
tourism has to offer. The core element of partnership strategy...
Beijing, China - The CEO of Bahamaren welcomed the partnership with
6Renyou Company to promote Chinese group travel to The Bahamas, Cuba,
and Jamaica. Bahamaren along 6Renyou Company is launching an exciting
platform that is aimed at selling the Bahamian experience. This
partnership focuses strongly on online booking channels which have
become so central to Chinese outbound tourism.
Canada passages second ISIL motion in Parliament - Mar 30, 2015 - 10:31:21 PM
OTTAWA, Canada - Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper today
issued the following statement following the passage of a motion in the House
of Commons to extend and expand Canada’s mission to counter the so-called
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL):
“Our Government believes that we must act to protect Canadians against
the threat of terrorism at home and abroad.
“As a result of ISIL’s specific threats against Canada and Canadians,
our Government has worked closely for the past six months..."
Bahamas advances to CONCACAF quarters with victory - Mar 30, 2015 - 7:16:04 PM
win for the Bahamas over Antigua
and Barbuda at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – CONCACAF Qualifier in
El Salvador was not your grandparents’ form of beach soccer, with sides
forcibly scoring goals, taking the lead, and shutting down strikers, all
different points in the match. Antigua and Barbuda played with just that
more intensity in the opening periods but they could not sustain it as
Bahamas stayed close enough to strike late and earn the win. With the
points that came along with the victory, the Bahamas has 6 with one game
remaining. Their final group stage game will be
on Tuesday against the USA. The
Bahamas secured their place in the next round with the win. Antigua and Barbuda
did has yet to win in the tournament but they will get another chance on
Tuesday against Barbados.
Griffin Focuses on Our Responsibility As Humans to Each Other - Mar 30, 2015 - 7:11:20 PM
Grand Bahama - Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie
on Saturday stressed the importance of a country being able to cater
to the needs of its citizens, especially the old and the young. She was in Grand Bahama speaking at a gala banquet
organized by the Department of Social Services and The Bahamas Association of
Social Workers, Northern Chapter.
pointed out that there was a twofold purpose to the evening's celebration.
Firstly, in September 2014, they celebrated the 50th anniversary of state-operated
welfare services with a number of events to showcase the growth of welfare
services since 1964, the advent of the foundation of the Department of Social
17th Annual Coconut Festival Planned for Pelican Point, Grand Bahama - Mar 30, 2015 - 7:01:26 PM
GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas
- Plans for the 17th Annual Coconut Festival in Pelican Point, East Grand
Bahama, on Easter
Monday were announced
on Monday, during a press conference at
During the festival,
which will be held from
11am to 8pm on Monday, April 6, there will be a
showcase of culture with live performances by The Grand Bahama Royal Bahamas
Police Force Pop Band, Veronica Bishop and Kirk "K.B." Bodie.
festival as an integral part of the island's tourism product, Elaine Smith, Coordinator
Product Department of the Ministry of Tourism said, "we recognize the
these celebrations that tell the story of our past and highlight
the rich value of our Bahamian history..."
OAS Asst. Secretary General opens Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law - Mar 30, 2015 - 6:56:42 PM
Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States
(OAS), Albert Ramdin, today opened the First Inter-American Congress on
the Environmental Rule of Law in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The event, organized by the OAS, the United Nations Environment
Programme, the International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources
(IUCN) and the Caribbean Court of Justice, takes place until
and includes the participation of more than one hundred
high-level officials including judges, prosecutors, parliamentarians,
experts from international organizations, academics, students, and
representatives of civil society and the private sector...
World Water Day remarks by Bahamas Minister of Works & Urban Development - Mar 30, 2015 - 6:04:14 PM
New Providence, The Bahamas - Remarks by Hon. Philip E. Davis,
M.P., Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Works & Urban
Development on the Occasion of the
World Water Day 2015 “Water and Sustainable Development” given on Monday, 30th
March 2015, at the Lecture
Theatre Harry C. Moore Library College of The Bahamas,
Oakes Field Campus:
Nations General Assembly proclaimed the period from 2005 to 2015 as the
International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”. This decade commenced on World Water Day, 22nd
March 2005. Today, we mark the end of
that decade with a discussion of Water and Sustainable Development...
Eta Psi Omega calls on Bahamas Minister of Social Services - Mar 30, 2015 - 3:09:26 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Eta Psi Omega
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Bahamas) were hosted to a
courtesy call by the Minister of Social Services and Community
Development the Hon. Melanie Griffin as part of Eta Psi Omega’s ‘Honours
Day’ programme, on Friday, March 27, at the Ministry’s offices, and as a
precedent to the 2015 AKA Honours Day, on Sunday.
The sorority honours
high-achieving female high school students and awards scholarships.
Pictured is Minister Griffin addressing the young women...
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival - Day 9 in Nassau - Mar 30, 2015 - 2:52:52 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
-- Final day at the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival at the
National Centre for the Performing Arts in Nassau, before the festival
moves on to other islands. Drama and Verse Speaking.
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Announces Artists Lineup for Week of Events - Mar 30, 2015 - 2:44:22 PM
Men, Ronnie Butler, Visage, Machel Montana and Bunji Garlin among
— Top entertainers from The Bahamas and around The Caribbean are slated
to perform during the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival premiere events, the
Bahamas National Festival Commission announced today.
Scheduled for performances during the May 7th — 9th
peak of the Junkanoo Carnival season are several world-renowned and
award-winning artists, including Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler...
Bahamas Tourism Teams Up With Legendary Nat Moore - Mar 30, 2015 - 12:32:49 PM
of famers Bobby Bell, Richard Dent, Artis Gilmore, Bob Griese, Ted
Hendricks, Moses Malone and Lawrence Taylor are just few of the more
than 200 personalities, actors and community leaders who attended the
2015 Nat Moore Florida Golf Classic Celebrity Weekend recently held at
the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and the Trump National Doral
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism also aligned itself with
Nat Moore, a legendary sports icon, and former wide receiver and
professional football player. The partnership included sponsorship
alongside Baha Mar to participate in the three-day golf extravaganza...
The Bahamas Advantage Promoted to LatAm Audience - Mar 30, 2015 - 12:18:41 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Addressing over 120 participants at the March 19th
luncheon of the Miami Branch of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, BFSB
CEO Aliya Allen spoke to The Bahamas Advantage for LatAm. She noted the jurisdiction’s 80 plus year
history in providing wealth management services, its robust regulatory
framework, well-regarded international reputation, innovative outlook and
independence as being key drivers of LATAM business to The Bahamas.
The Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan, in
her first address to an international audience as Minister of Financial
Services, highlighted the Government’s strong commitment to the financial
services sector and her own Ministry’s active role in ensuring that the policy
framework supports its further growth and expansion...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Monday, March 30th - Mar 30, 2015 - 12:13:46 PM
This is the public weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Monday 30th March 2015.
General situation: A stationary front near the Southeast Bahamas will
exit the area today as a ridge of high pressure builds across the
islands in wake of the departing front.
Weather: Partly sunny and pleasant today, turning fair and mild tonight...
Bahamas Governor General Attends 74th Annual Red Cross Fair - Mar 30, 2015 - 12:00:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling Governor-General officially opened the 74th Annual
Red Cross Fair on Saturday March 28th at the Government
House Lower Grounds.
The Governor General is pictured touring the
various displays and enjoying the entertainment at the annual fair.
Garvin Tynes Primary School Wins “Science Matters” for the Third Time - Mar 30, 2015 - 11:34:01 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - For the third time Garvin
Tynes Primary School has won the annual Science Talk Competition,
“Science Matters.” The 4th Annual Science Talk Competition, held this
year at Uriah McPee Primary School, is an initiative introduced by the
Primary Science Unit of the Department of Education. It is a competition
developed for fourth grade students at the primary and all aged schools
throughout the islands. The content is based on the primary school
science curriculum and topic questions focus on “life,” “earth,” “space”
and “physical science.” The goal of the competition is to promote and
increase interest in science among students” and the objective is to
“provide a forum for interaction and friendly competition among primary
school students” while “strengthening oral communication.”...
Mr. J releases new single, “Angel Party” - Mar 30, 2015 - 10:31:54 AM
The scriptures declare that there is more
joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than
over ninety-nine others who are righteous who need no repentance. From
his experience of repenting and turning to God, Mr. J describes the
joyous celebration that took place in heaven on the night of December
18th 1994 in his new single “Angel Party”. It was at a small church on
the corner of Mount Rose Ave and Hampton Street that Mr. J heard the
call of God on his life and decided give up his old way of living to
follow the Messiah, Yeshua, the Son of God.
“The message of
salvation from sin, caused me to reflect on all the sinful things that I
knew I was doing, despite proclaiming love for God. I didn’t understand
that in order for me to prove my love for God, I must first accept the
sacrifice of His son on the cross and afterwards, stop all the wrong
that were displeasing to Him...
Rowers Go the Extra 113 Miles for Nassau Rowing Club - Mar 30, 2015 - 10:04:49 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The whirring of rowing
machines broke the calm at 6AM at Solomon’s Fresh Market in Old Fort Bay
Town Center on Saturday, March 21st, signaling the start of The Nassau
Rowing Club’s 3rd Annual “Ergathon.” Rowers, their parents, and fans
came together for a 12-hours and rowed 181,994 meters to raise awareness
and funds for the nascent not-for-profit sports club.
members as young as 15 and as old as 60 kept at least one of the
machines occupied throughout the day in thirty-minute shifts. The
diverse group reflected the mission of the country’s first rowing club:
to develop the premier competitive rowing program in The Bahamas for
rowers of all experience, age and fitness levels...
Increased Tourism Activity in Grand Bahama Boosting Local Economy - Mar 30, 2015 - 9:37:45 AM
Freeport Grand Bahama - Bustling with a
diverse demographic of clientele, Port Lucaya has seen an inflow of
one-day cruise ship passengers, spring breakers making the most of their
college holiday experience, as well as families enjoying the amenities
of surrounding hotels. Needless to say, this bodes well not only for the
marketplace and its tenants, but for residents and businesses of the
island at large.
According to local tour operators, the New Year
has brought increased tour activity as a result of the high occupancy
levels at surrounding hotels and the influx of cruise and flight
Wife of Philip Vasyli to be charged for murder on March 30th - Mar 30, 2015 - 2:12:41 AM
Bahamas - A 54-year old woman of Old Fort Bay is scheduled to be
arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court, Nassau Street on Monday 30th March
2015 to be formally charged for the murder of her husband Philip Vasyli
who was discovered dead at their Old Fort Bay home on Tuesday 24th March
The following suspects will also be arraigned in the Nassau Street Magistrate’s Court on Monday 30th March 2015...
Caribbean Fisheries Forum to review regional spiny lobster declaration - Mar 30, 2015 - 1:58:08 AM
Belize City (CRFM) -
Heads of national fisheries authorities from the seventeen (17) Member
States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), as well as
observers and partner agencies, will attend the 13th Meeting of the
Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Grenada this week. The representatives will
review the status of fisheries and aquaculture in the region and chart
the road map for enhancing their contribution to national and regional
PM Christie addresses UN's Economic and Social Council - Mar 29, 2015 - 11:16:36 PM
Prime Minister Christie is in New York to
participate in a high level dialogue during the 2015 integration segment of the
Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on
Monday, 30th March 2015.
Under the theme “Achieving sustainable development
through employment creation and decent work for all,” Prime Minister Christie
will deliver the country and region statement as the Chair of CARICOM and is
expected to pay particular attention to the status of the Millennium Development
Goals within the context of human development...
Sport legends add history to Bimini Big Game Club - Mar 29, 2015 - 9:40:42 PM
ALICE TOWN, The Bahamas - If
only the spirit of Ernest Hemingway could have joined in the
conversation at the Bimini Big Game Club Bar and Grill this past
weekend—it was just the type of après fishing camaraderie that Papa
would have immensely enjoyed.
While a seemingly endless stream of
college teams competed for a chance to stay alive in the NCAA Men’s
Division “March Madness’” playoffs on the multiple TVs, basketball Hall
of Famers Bob Knight and John Havlicek joined with fishing legend Stu
Apte to share bucket list memories—fishing with Presidents...
EPA Capacity-Building Project Launched - Mar 29, 2015 - 6:36:55 PM
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat-based
Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
(CARIFORUM) Directorate, in collaboration with key partners, launched a
€3,099,915 Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)-centered
Capacity-building Project, in Georgetown, Guyana on 25 March.
Project’s specific objective is to contribute to the effective
implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, with particular reference to
obligations relating to Competition, Public Procurement and Customs and