During his maiden formal presentation as Minister of Education, the
Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd minced no words regarding his views on
technical vocational education and training (TVET), stating that it
serves as the core discipline in the efficiency of any society.
“Stop disrespecting technical and vocational education and training!”
said Minister Lloyd, resulting in a rousing round of applause during the
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) recent commencement
exercise held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort.
“One ambition of mine is to help us raise the esteem that technical
vocational education and training has in our society. There is genius in
every vocation," he stated...
The Progressive Liberal Party is pleased to announce that upon the
advice of the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, to
Her Excellency the Governor General pursuant to Article 39(3) of the
Constitution, the following persons will be appointed to the Senate on
Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 at 4pm at Government House. They are:
The Hon. Frederick Audley Mitchell
The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville
Mr. Clay Glennford Sweeting
Mrs. Jobeth L. Coleby-Davis.
Both Mitchell and Darville are experienced legislators and government ministers, having served in both chambers of the House...
for Caribbean Week New York, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)
has added a RUM Rumble during Caribbean Media Marketplace (Thursday,
June 8) where more than 125 journalists, as well as tourism officials
and industry executives, will witness the best-of-the-best Caribbean
rum-mixing masters compete for the title of Caribbean Week Mixologist of
the Year. The Caribbean Week Mixologist of the Year will be announced
at the RUM & Rhythm Benefit where the Rum Rumble finalists will
debut their winning cocktails on Friday, June 9.
Returning by popular demand is the Trade Show and Educational FoRUM for Travel Agents following a brief hiatus last year...
I don’t really get a chance to see as much cinema from Europe as I would
like to while living in America (Los Angeles, California) and the
Caribbean (The Bahamas). This is just another reason (of many other
reasons) why I look forward to the Cannes Film Festival each year.
It is not easy to pin down what exactly “European Cinema” is. There
isn’t really a “Eurowood” per say. So whether that is ‘euro cinema’ from
Pedro Almodovar (this year’s jury president) of Spain, or Maren Ade of
Germany (also on the jury this year), movies from this continent and
region don’t really come with any conventions...
Jamaican Reggae sensations Christopher Martin
and Etana as well as American crooner Musiq Soulchild will be featured
on the line up of the island’s first ever Roots & Soul Festival
under the Soleil brand. The Roots & Soul Festival is the second of a
new series of cultural and artistic events from May to November, called
Soleil - The Saint Lucia Summer Festival. The festival will be staged
at the iconic Pigeon Island National Landmark from June 17 – 18 and will
be an event dedicated to musicians who are setting new trends in
reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afropunk and R&B.
be some of Caribbean’s finest in Roots and Soul and related genres
including Jamaican Reggae sensation Christopher Martin, whose hits
include Cheaters Prayer, I’m a Big Deal, Under the Influence, and a
reggae cover of Let Her Go, by British singer, Passenger, is set to take
the stage on Saturday June 17. The festival will also include some of
Saint Lucia’s finest including Kayo, Rob Zii Taylor and Fourth World...
Nassau, Bahamas – On Saturday, 4th November 2017 University of The
Bahamas (UB) will host its Inaugural President’s Gala Soirée, a
glamorous fundraising cocktail event. Chartered on 10th November 2016,
UB continues to celebrate its university status, ending the first year
with a soirée aimed at raising half a million dollars for the University
Endowment, to realise the vision of the University of The Bahamas in
Curated and catered by Events by Alexandra, this
black tie event will take place in the Harry C. Moore Library and
Information Centre. Events by Alexandra will transform the library for
an evening of elegance in shades of blue. Each space will offer
something unique, live music and entertainers, a photo booth...
On May 22nd, ALIV announced to the media their partnership with Special
Olympics Bahamas. ALIV is providing a $45,000.00 sponsorship and a
three-year commitment to the organization.
The announcement came
from Damian Blackburn, CAO who said, "We believe in working with the
community and have created programs, and partnered with organizations
directed at areas that will have the most sustainable and positive
impact on the country. Undoubtedly, fostering an environment for people
with special needs is important and the company is dedicated to helping
advance the athletic pursuits for people of all ages and backgrounds."
The Ministry of Finance has made the move towards greener transportation
by leasing eight zero-emission, 100% electric Nissan LEAFs, the world’s
best-selling electric vehicle (EV), from Easy Car Sales, the first and
only distributor of 100% electric cars in The Bahamas.
purchase demonstrates the Bahamas Government’s continued progress
towards reducing its reliance on fossil fuels, similar to public energy
initiatives in Barbados and other countries throughout the Caribbean.
Switching to electric vehicles not only results in savings on fuel and
maintenance costs, but also improves the bottom line of the National
Budget to the benefit of all taxpayers...
On Monday, May 29th, the United States Embassy will commemorate Memorial
Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Clifton Pier in memory of fallen
comrades and military veterans. Special recognition will be given to
U.S. Patrol Squadron 23 Sailors, who died off the coast of Nassau on May
7, 1954 and Bahamian Private First Class Norman Darling who died in the
Iraq War in 2004. Sergeant Errol McKinney, U.S. Army, a Bahamian
killed in a motorcycle accident in 2013 shortly after to returning to
Ft. Bliss, Texas following a deployment to Afghanistan will also be
Police Appeal for information in Overnight Shooting Death: Police are appealing to the public to come forth with any information
they may have to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident
that has left a man dead on Sunday 21st May 2017.
that shortly after 10:30pm, a man had just exited his vehicle in the
area of Chahs Drive, Redland Acres, when a man armed with a handgun
approached and shot him before fleeing on foot...
ALIV has partnered with the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute
(BTVI) in giving the institution a $30,000.00 sponsorship in a
three-year commitment. On Friday, Chief ALIV Media Champion, Johnny
Ingle was a guest speaker at BTVI’s commencement exercise held at Melia
Resort on Friday, May 19th in New Providence. ALIV CAO, Damian Blackburn
spoke to graduates in Grand Bahama on Tuesday, May 16th.
sponsorship for BTVI included financial support for the commencement
exercises in New Providence and Grand Bahama," he said...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Official Opening of Parliament on Wednesday,
May 24, 2017 will feature the reading of The Speech from The Throne,
which will outline the Government’s policies and objectives for the new
The Opening of Parliament follows the May 10, 2017
General Election win of the Free National Movement of 35 of the 39 seats
in the House of Assembly.
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, will read
The Speech from The Throne in the Precincts of the Senate, in
Parliament and Rawson Squares Wednesday morning.
sets forth the Free National Movement Government's priorities with
respect to its legislative agenda, for which the cooperation of
parliament is sought...
The Leaders, Executive Council, Officers, and Members of the Democratic
National Alliance (DNA) extend congratulations once again to the Prime
Minister, Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and the Free National Movement (FNM)
on winning the 2017 General Elections. The DNA looks forward to
working with the current administration to restore our nation to the
economic and social prosperity that we are accustomed to as Bahamians in
this great Commonwealth.
In this regard, the DNA welcomes the Minnis administration’s commitment
to eradicating corruption, wastage, inefficiency, and partiality in our
governance structure and request the said administration to commit to
the timeline on the following 10 points, some of which are outlined in
both the DNA and FNM’s platform for good governance...
The University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park,
(UVI RTPark), will celebrate Caribbean Week in New York and Caribbean
American Heritage Month in the USA with a Big Apple VIP Investment
Showcase Reception this June.
The event is set to introduce the opportunities of the RTPark program to
business leaders and key members of the Caribbean Diaspora in New York
and highlight the many advantages to doing business with the RTPark
program and the US Virgin Islands.
The UVI RTPark program, established in 2002, is a specialist economic
development agency that aims to successfully establish the U.S. Virgin
Islands as a premier business destination of choice for firms in
knowledge and technology intensive sectors...
Wednesday, 24th May 2017 at 10:00 am, the new session of The Bahamas
Parliament will open in Parliament Square and as such there will be road
closures as well as traffic diversions to facilitate the proceedings.
Beginning from 6:30pm on Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:
Bay Street between Fredrick Street and East Street
Parliament Street between Prince George Wharf & Shirley Street...
The Official Opening of Parliament on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 will
feature the reading of The Speech from The Throne, which will outline
the Government’s policies and objectives for the new session.
Opening of Parliament follows the May 10, 2017 General Election win of
the Free National Movement of 35 of the 39 seats in the House of
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, will read The Speech from
The Throne in the Precincts of the Senate, in Parliament and Rawson
Squares Wednesday morning...
On behalf of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), the women of the
DNA and our male counterparts extend congratulations to the Prime
Minister, The Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and the Free National Movement
(FNM) on securing a resounding victory in the 2017 General Elections. We
look forward to working with the current administration to restore good
governance, economic and social prosperity to our nation.
DNA also extend congratulations to the four (4) female candidates of the
FNM, Mrs. Lanisha Rolle, Ms. Shonnel Ferguson, Mrs. Pakeisha
Parker-Edgecombe and Rev. Miriam Emmanuel who were successful in their
bid to become Members of Parliament during the said elections...
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found dead in home
following a fire on Saturday 20th May 2017.
According to reports, shortly before 9:00am, officers from the Police Fire Services received a report of a fire
at a condominium building located off Cable Beach, West Bay Street. When Firefighters arrived at the
location, they saw smoke emanating from a unit in the condominium. The officers used intense force to gain
entry the unit and once inside they extinguish the fire. On checking the interior of the building the officers
found the lifeless body of a Caucasian male lying on the floor...
So “streaming cinema” (as I call it) has no doubt been the talk of the
Festival. It has been the subject of three (including this one) of our
daily reports. This is an important development in the cinema around the
world. It is particularly true of the Caribbean Region where streaming
services like “Studio Anansi” and “Caribbean Tales” lead as being a
provider for Caribbean Films and content. Content. When all is said and
done, cinema boils down to a great story and character. Content. Which
is why, even at day five at Cannes, I have personally been waiting for a
Is it streaming cinema or theatrical cinema? Who
cares? Where is that “Cannes movie” so many of us travelled thousands of
miles to see. This was definitely not the case with the opening night
Her Majesty's Coroner, Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez is investigating the
death of a man who shot after he, along with another man open fired on
police following a car chase on Saturday, May 20th.
According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, police were conducting a traffic stop on Shrimp Road off
Carmichael Road, when they saw a Honda Stream vehicle occupied by two males pass by with a high
powered weapon inside. The officers signaled to the driver to stop but he refused and sped off. A chase
ensued that ended when the vehicle crashed into a fence in Pride Estates, where the two males armed
with an AK-47 Assault Rifle and a handgun exited the vehicle and opened fire at the police. The police
returned fire fatally shooting one of the suspects who dropped the AK-47 Assault Rifle...
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks of Philip Brave Davis MP at swearing-In As Leader Of The Opposition Government House May 19th, 2017:
As in all things I give thanks, firstly, to Almighty God for all His
many blessings. I declare that I repose my faith and confidence in Him
as I assume the high office that has been bestowed upon me today.
Next, I thank Your Excellency for your graciousness in appointing me the
Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. I am most grateful. And may I
also thank you most sincerely for extending the hospitality of
Government House for this swearing-in ceremony and the reception that is
The crew of the Coast Guard Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons
(16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an
estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the
Eastern Pacific Ocean.
The drugs were interdicted along Central and South America by U.S. Coast
Guard cutters and a Royal Canadian Navy ship sailing with an embarked
Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team aboard.
The offload represents 20 separate, suspected drug smuggling vessel
interdictions by the Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Naval crews and its
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