An apprenticeship program designed to help aspiring young chefs achieve
their goals was recently launched by twins Rico and Ricah Neely.
Although they are just fresh out of high school themselves, they know
that there are limited opportunities available for students, and they
wanted to create more in a field for which they are passionate about.
is already an award-winning chef studying in New York City, and Ricah
is at the University of the Bahamas pursuing a marketing degree, while
already practicing in the field. Together, they came up with the Queen
Esther foundation, named after their departed grandmother, well-known
Elisabeth Estates community leader Esther Neely-Brown...
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) will officially welcome the
2019 Executive Board at their Annual Installation Ceremony on Friday,
January 18th, at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport. Minister of
Finance, Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and former President of The Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce will be the guest speaker and will help induct the
The twelve new Board members were elected during the
Chamber’s annual elections in November 2018...
The European Tour has announced Callaway, the leading golf brand, as an Official Partner for the next five years.
this wide-reaching agreement across the family of Callaway owned
brands, Callaway becomes the official driver, golf ball, shoe and golf
bag brand of the Europe Tour; Odyssey and OGIO become the official
putter and luggage brands respectively; and Callaway Apparel, plus the
‘new to Europe’ Travis Mathew brand, will be the official on-course
apparel of the European Tour...
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in
partnership with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion
agencies (CAIPA), has set its sights once again on increasing its share
of the growing US$140 billion outsourcing industry, with the hosting of
the biennial Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (OCC2019) in Curaçao
during the period 6-10th May 2019. The event is expected to attract
over 300 business process outsourcing (BPO) industry leaders from the
Caribbean, Mexico, Colombia, the USA, the Netherlands and Canada, which
are the target markets for the event this year...
Members of Parliament, along with senior government officials, gathered
at Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church for a religious service to
celebrate the New Year. The ceremonies were held on Wednesday, January
16, 2019 under the theme, ‘Moving from Good to Great.’
the House of Assembly, the Hon. D. Halson Moultrie, read a passage from
the Old Testament. Vice-President of the Senate, the Hon. Mildred
Hall-Watson, read a passage from the New Testament.
Delton Fernander, President of the Bahamas Christian Council, delivered
the Sermon, which focused on the life of Nehemiah...
I am humbled at the opportunity to speak to mothers, fathers, women and
girls, victims of rape, abuse and violence, and anyone else who may have
been offended by a video recording of me that is in circulation.
apologize for what seemed to be insensitive as I responded to media
personnel. I was merely trying to avoid what appeared to be encroaching
on another Minister’s portfolio.
I am fully aware of the duties
and core functions of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban
Development which includes, but is not limited to, food assistance,
shelter for all victims...
The Junior Junkanoo Parade for 2019 promises to be the most exciting ever.
schools from New Providence, along with Tarpum Bay Primary and the
South Andros District representing the Family Islands, have enrolled in
the parade to be held on Bay Street, Thursday, January 31st, 2019
beginning at 6 pm.
Acting Permanent Secretary, Rhoda Jackson,
announced plans for the national cultural event at a press briefing,
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the conference room of the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC). The theme for the 2019 parade is
“Education is Key”...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Dolly Madison Home Center and GE
Appliances teamed together December 19th, 2018 during the Island’s
biggest sale of the year, The Early Bird Christmas Sale to giveaway GE
appliances to five lucky shoppers. The winners were; Jackie Russell
(Fridge), Leona Coakley (Microwave), Jewel Pratt (Electric Range),
Sannado Bartlett (Freezer) and Derek Nesbitt (Microwave). Vouchers were
presented on January 7, 2019. GE and Dolly Madison send hearty congrats
to the winners.
I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family of the late
Eleazor “Barber J” Johnson on his untimely passing. Both the sailing
community and the wider society are no doubt saddened by the unfortunate
Eleazor Johnson can be credited as one of the persons who
brought a lot of flair and energy to the sport of sloop sailing. He was
among the first boat owners to utilize the media to promote not only
his boat, the ‘Lady Natalie’ in particular, but also the various
regattas in which he participated. He was famous for laying down
challenges to fellow owners and sailors. This led to the formation of
the St. Valentine’s Day “Catch Me if You Can” Regatta held annually at
Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General,
visited centenarian Ophelia Munnings at her Blue Hill Estates home
today, January 16, 2019 as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family
Delegates of the 207th Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in the
Caribbean and the Americas paid a courtesy call upon Governor General,
Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government
House on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
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"On Tuesday, Minister of Social Services and Community Development
refused to answer questions about the increase in rape from 2017 to 2018
because, according to him, that is not his lane. It is unfortunate and
unacceptable that the minister chose to put distance between his
portfolio and the pervasive issue of rape. Rape disproportionately
affects women and girls who should be prioritized by the Department of
Gender and Family Affairs which is under the Ministry of Social Services
and Community Development.
The Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development exists to address the needs of vulnerable
populations. These are not limited to people living in poverty or the
provision of food subsidies. The Ministry is not just for 'poor people
who need food...' "
Doctors Hospital celebrated the promise of a new year by proudly
welcoming two precious new lives into the world. Through its
partnership with Lowe’s Wholesale Drug Agencies, Ltd., Doctors Hospital
presented the first baby girl and baby boy of 2019 with special gift
baskets overflowing with baby products from Johnson’s and Lullaby
On January 2nd, Miranda and Damaine
Pratt of Abaco were thrilled to welcome their daughter, Ariya Monae
Pratt, into the world. The couple eagerly shared their experience at
Doctors Hospital. Mrs. Pratt noted, “It was truly a stress-free stay...
Hundreds of participants are expected to participate in the 2nd UBFIT
Fun Run Walk Bike Skate 5K/10K in Grand Bahama scheduled for Saturday,
2nd February 2019. Members of the planning committee shared the details
at a press conference held on Tuesday, 8th January.
President Dr. Ian Strachan, UBFIT GB Committee Chair Ms. Keturah Babb
along with UBFIT committee members as well as Gold Sponsor Generali
Worldwide Account Executive Antonise Seymour and Keep It Clean &
Cardio Blast Fitness Manager Tarentee Laing encouraged Grand Bahamians
to participate and adopt a healthier lifestyle...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis led a delegation to the European Commission on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.
delegation, which included Attorney General Sen. the Hon. Carl Bethel,
met with Stephen Quest, Director General of the Directorate Generale for
Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission, and senior
members of his team.
The Directorate Generale is responsible for the implementation of taxation policy in the European Union...