On December 9th, 2017, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – in
conjunction with the National Junkanoo Committee (N.J.C) and title
sponsor SOL Petroleum Bahamas Ltd. -- hosted the Junior Junkanoo Parade
at Arawak Cay.
Due to extreme weather challenges, the parade was
shortened. Twenty-two groups were scheduled to participate in the
parade. However, only 19 participated. While all of these groups
performed, they were not all able to be judged due to the inclement
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling visited Mrs.
Evelyn Stuart at her home on Tuesday, and presented her with flowers.
Mrs. Stuart celebrates her 100th birthday on December 13, 2017.
Scotia Wealth Management is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the
Rotary Club of Old Fort’s (RCOF) 1st Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath
Auction. The two Scotia Wealth Management Offices at Scotia House, 404
East Bay Street and 301 Albany Financial Center have been festively
adorned by Rotarians via this noteworthy partnership.
the Rotary Club of Old Fort on its efforts and are thrilled that, this
year, our holiday décor has a philanthropic purpose as proceeds will be
used to impact persons in the communities where we live and work,” said
Perry A. Rolle, Deputy Managing Director, Scotia Wealth Management...
Yesterday, on what was arguably the coldest day on Grand Bahama this
year, the northern BTC Enterprise Sales and Marketing Team warmed things
up with a special luncheon to say thank you to their loyal clients. The
luncheon which was held at The Lucayan Manor House, was an opportunity
for guests were invited to mingle in a relaxed environment and enjoy the
spirit of the holiday season.
“Each year we take the time to say
thank you to our valued corporate clients and retailers,” said Leteasha
Lord, BTC Northern Bahamas Marketing and PR Lead. “This year we opted
for a more intimate and Christmas themed event...
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre), Governor General,
received an array of Poinsettias from the Grounds and Beautification
Division of Bahamas National Pride organization, at Government House, on
Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre)
hosted the Annual Leader of the Opposition Christmas Luncheon at
Government House on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Pictured from left:
Senator, Dr. the Hon. Michael Darville; Leader of the Opposition, the
Hon. Philip Davis; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Deputy Leader, Mr.
Chester Cooper; Senator, the Hon. Clay Sweeting and Senator, the Hon.
Most people will say that sports has an amazing, way of making a
positive impact in society. Whether it's helping children, communities
or even nations, sports make a difference on a daily basis.
Organizations now are using sport to raise money for worthy causes, to
boost local economies and most importantly to get people active.
people make their New Year’s resolutions, Grand Bahamians are hoping
they will add the fourth Annual Dog Days Event on their to-do-list.
Scheduled for March 24th, 2018, organizers are gearing up for another
competitive event with sponsors already hoping on board to be part of
this annual success...
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in
collaboration with the world’s largest donor organization, the European
Union, pulled together some of the region’s most influential business
leaders and private sector representative organisations to answer this
very question last week at a Private Sector Engagement Meeting in
The meeting included a feature address from
former Prime Minister of Jamaica Mr Bruce Golding who stressed that the
region’s private sector collectively has the power to effect positive
change in the region’s legislation and to drive the business climate in a
manner that supports economic growth...
Effective January 2nd, 2018, Mr. Roger-Mark De Souza, originally from
Trinidad and Tobago, will become the new President and CEO of Sister
Cities International, the national association of U.S. sister city
organizations and the premier global leader in citizen diplomacy.
are thrilled and honored to have Roger-Mark joining our team,” said
Sister Cities International Board Chair and acting CEO Tim Quigley. “His
experience conceptualizing tangible solutions to global issues,
galvanizing public and private resources, and his passion for productive
relationships that strengthen bonds worldwide make him the right fit to
lead the Sister Cities International network movement at this crucial
point in time...”
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, along with
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, with gives remarks during
Public Hospital Authority's Annual Christmas Visit of the Governor
General to South Beach Health Centre, under the theme "Reducing
Inequity, Improving Access" on Friday, December 8, 2017. Performing for
the occasion were students of C.V. Bethel Senior High School Band, and
Calvary Deliverance Christian Academy.
While Christmas is traditionally a time for
food, friends and family, some of our country’s elderly and most
vulnerable citizens are often those who do not have holiday luxuries.
With that in mind, the Water & Sewerage Corporation set out to bring
holiday cheer to patients of the Yellow Elder Senior Citizens’ Center.
Armed with gifts, games, Christmas carols as well as a traditional
holiday meal with all the fixings, the team of WSC volunteers visited
with those at the center to spread much needed Christmas cheer.
is a dream come true for our seniors,” said Yellow Elder Center
Administrator, Veronica Hamilton. “Like everyone else, they love
receiving gifts during the yuletide season...
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm seized, 1 man in custody - Illegal drugs seized - Dec 12, 2017 - 9:36:32 PM
Illegal firearm seized, 1 man in custody:Police have removed yet another firearm off the streets of New
Providence on Monday, 11th December, 2017. Shortly after 8:00pm
officers from the Mobile Division, were on routine patrol on Palm Beach
Street, when they heard gun shots coming from the area of Tucker Close.
The officers went to the area when they observed a group of men standing
in the street.
Illegal drugs seized: Reports are that shortly after 2:00pm on Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 a
team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on
information conducted a search of a bushy area on Hard Rock Alley off
Market Street, where they uncovered just over 36 pounds of marijuana...
The Hon. Frankie Campbell and a delegation from the Ministry of
Transport and Local Government visited Cat Island recently. While there,
Junior Councilors from Arthur’s Town High School and Old Bight High
School participated in a District Local Government Junior Council speech
competition at the Media Centre.
The theme for the competition
was “Local Government, Building Communities through Partnerships,
Accountability, Integrity and Productivity.”...
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Acting Minister of National Security
the Hon. Darren Henfield (centre right) along with Commissioner of
Police Anthony Ferguson (centre left) takes photo with students and
stakeholders of the Black Point Community Youth Music Ensemble, during a
recent courtesy call at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center, Police
Headquarters. Police Sergeant 2673 Carlton Smith (right of Minister) is
the Coordinator of the Ensemble.
The new Investment Funds bill will transition from the older,
exclusively rules or disclosure based approach to regulation of
investment funds, to a modern approach that considers the conduct of
industry participants, and includes appropriate prudential assessments.
according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K.
Peter Turnquest, creates an opportunity for growth-friendly legislative
framework, unencumbered by unnecessary barriers to entry...
The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, implored Public
Service Officers to review the quality of service they give and explore
prospects of improvement and enhancement of delivery of service to meet
the public’s demands.
“Many of you would be aware that we are at a
point in our history where the need to be competitive in all areas of
society is never more critical than before. We are not favorably ranked
in some areas that are integral to our progress as a nation...