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The Bahamas to hold State-Recognized Funeral for Dr. Myles Munroe and Pastor Ruth - Nov 28, 2014 - 5:16:02 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office announced today that a
State-Recognized Funeral will be held for Dr. Myles Egbert Munroe, O.B.E, and
Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe, on Thursday, 4th December, 2014 at 10:00
a.m. at The Diplomat Centre, Carmichael Road.
their bodies will Lie-in-Repose on Wednesday 3rd December 2014, at
the Diplomat Centre from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The general public is invited to sign
the book of condolences.
This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Nov 24 - 28 - Nov 28, 2014 - 4:06:11 PM
Prime Minister Christie Tours $14 Million Radar System
the $14 million radar system and new tower that’s in its final stages
of construction, Prime Minister Christie reflected on how this new radar
system with its 160 square miles spanning capability would dramatically
improve the operations at the air traffic control tower and the
international airport generally.
“Today, what we are witnessing
is a dramatic change in what we had in the past. This would improve the
operations of the international airport and make the job of the air
traffic controllers and other employees...
Prime Minister Christie celebrates 40 years as Parliamentarian - Nov 28, 2014 - 2:34:04 PM
The monthly meeting of
the General Council of the Progressive Liberal Party at its
headquarters were the occasion and venue used to toast Prime Minister
Christie on 40 consecutive years of public service as a parliamentarian.
He celebrated with family, friends, parliamentary and cabinet
colleagues, Stalwart Councilors and the party faithful.
tribute to the Prime Minister were National Chairman Bradley Roberts;
Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Fred Mitchell; Tall Pines MP Leslie Miler;
Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin; the PM’s brother Gary, who
spoke for the Christie family and wife of 40 years Bernadette Christie.
Bell Channel Inn & Upstairs Restaurant & Bar invite you to celebrate their 25th Anniversary all December! - Nov 28, 2014 - 2:30:05 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - In celebration or our 25th anniversary join us for our
complimentary “6 o’clock shot” in honor of Mr. Paulsen, the founder of
Bell Channel Inn. The Underberg shot is an old tradition started by Mr.
Paulsen and is still remembered by patrons of the restaurant – even
tourists who stayed with us in the past have asked if we still offer the
• Sundays & Wednesdays: Customers spending $25 dollars or more will receive a 10% discount on their bill (dine-in only)...
World AIDS Day Op-Ed by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson - Nov 28, 2014 - 2:28:13 PM
On December 1, 2014, the global community will observe
World AIDS Day. First observed in 1988, this day provides all of
us with the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, to show our
support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate the lives of
those who have died from this terrible disease.
The statistics on HIV/AIDS are truly staggering. More than 35 million
people – brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, neighbors and friends
– have died from HIV/AIDS since the virus was first discovered in
1981. Today, some 34 million people around the
globe are living with HIV. There are over 8,000 people living with HIV
in The Bahamas at an estimated 3% prevalence among the population. In
fact, the Caribbean region trails behind only sub-Saharan Africa as the
most HIV-affected region in the world.
Grand Bahama's Jonquel Jones given hero's welcome while visiting home for Junkanoo Jam - Nov 28, 2014 - 1:37:14 PM
to be only the third Bahamian to earn a Division I scholarship for
women's basketball, the 6' 4" Jonquel Jones is home in Grand Bahama
Island with her team from George Washington University to play in the
NCAA Junkanoo Jam underway at St. George's High School in Freeport.
She was greeted at the airport by family, friends and former coaches.
and her team visited Hugh W. Campbell Primary School, where she
previously attended. Their they interacted with the school children on
the basketball court. The team gave our t-shirts and
visited Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy for the opening
ceremony for the
Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy 16th Thanksgiving
Basketball Tournament. In attendance was the...
Celebrating the Legacy of Bahamian Women: December 21st - Nov 28, 2014 - 1:17:39 PM
Bahamas - Enjoy an evening of fashion, art and music on December 21st
under the Patronage of Mrs. Bernadette Christie, wife of the Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas at Melia Hotel.
Leading the night's fashion component is Javotte Bethel, an avante garde fashion designer and owner of ‘Javotte’s House of Couture’. After a year of
planning feverishly, Javotte is ready to express her explosion of talent in a
Haute Couture Fashion Show which will honour select Bahamian legends and
Grand Lucayan Bahamas Holiday Guide - Nov 28, 2014 - 12:35:37 PM
Grand Lucayan Bahamas presents their official
the holidays, the fun and festivities of Grand Lucayan kick into high
gear. Don't miss our 12 days of holiday cheer and splendor, beginning
December 21 and culminating on New Year's Day!
Holiday Dining & Events
Grand Bahama Girls' Soccer Canceled Saturday, Nov 29 - Nov 28, 2014 - 12:18:40 PM
Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Girls' Soccer Developmental League will be
canceled this Saturday, November 29th due to the fact that the girls are being encouraged to come and watch the league's former soccer star, Jonquel 'JJ' Jones
play basketball at the NCAA Junkanoo Jam underway at St. George's High
Jones plays with George Washington University on Saturday at 1:15pm.
The first 50 soccer girls who attend Junkanoo Jam with their Soccer T-Shirts on will get in free.
The first 10 girls to show up receive a George Washington University shirt...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Friday, November 28th - Nov 28, 2014 - 12:02:46 PM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Friday 28th November 2014.
General situation: A dry secondary cold front in the vicinity of the
Northwest and Central Bahamas will continue to move Southeastwards with
cooler temperatures in its wake. Meanwhile, the primary frontal boundary
neaer the Southeast Bahamas will gradually weaken through the weekend.
Special warnings: Beachgoers and mariners are still being urged to
exercise extreme caution due to high surf conditions and the high risk
of rip currents through next week...
Flying Fish: Christmas Bookings and Holiday Gift Ideas - Nov 28, 2014 - 11:52:48 AM
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Grand Bahama Highlighted in Tourism Visit to Canada - Nov 28, 2014 - 10:53:24 AM
Canada - The focus was all 'Grand Bahama Island' as members of the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, Sunwing
Vacations, Memories Grand Bahama Resort & Spa, Pelican Bay
Hotel, Grand Lucayan, and Forbes Charter Services visited Vancouver, Canada on
November 24th and 25th to
showcase the destination and highlight the December 13th launch of
flights via Sunwing to Freeport.
Approximately 70 travel agents
spent an evening onboard the Star of Vancouver, and enjoyed Bahamian
music, a Bahamian themed food menu, as they soaked in a plethora of information on the island destination and all
it has to offer...
27th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous Held in Bahamas - Nov 28, 2014 - 10:27:03 AM
LAUDERDALE, FL - Featuring sensational mega-yachts, a
spectacular fireworks display, and Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts Band
headlining the Saturday Night Gala, the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward
County’s 27th Annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous was the biggest and
best event yet. Founded by Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group and
under the direction of Event Chairs Jessica & Mike Busacca and Steven M.
Mariano and Sara Olenechuk, the event took place November 13-15, 2014 at the
beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas, benefiting the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Broward County. The
weekend included an appearance by Actor John Ratzenberger, who is best known
for his role as Cliff Clavin in
Cheers and his recurring
supporting/minor cast roles in Pixar films.
Conchservation funded another $50,000 by The Moore Bahamas Foundation - Nov 28, 2014 - 10:14:02 AM
A little more than a year after it was
launched, a Bahamas National Trust (BNT) program creating a strategy to
ensure the long-time survival of the conch population got a major boost
this week when The Moore Bahamas Foundation, an affiliate of Louis
Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, donated $50,000 to its
The donation was the second of a
three-year commitment from The Moore Bahamas Foundation to BNT for the
preservation of this mollusk that is such a vital part of Bahamian
culture, diet and economy. In 2013, The Moore Bahamas Foundation grant
helped to raise community awareness of the threats to conch, and to
educate about the most recent scientific findings surrounding the
decline of conch population as well as the importance of increased
Mojo's and Mister Bahamas team up to give back - Nov 28, 2014 - 9:59:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
As the world paused to celebrate and give thanks, Mojo’s Restaurant
teamed up to give members of the local community yet another reason to
grateful. The locally famed eatery joined forces with recently crowned
Bahamas Kenneth Kerr to spread the spirit of Thanksgiving to the less
Together, on Thursday November 27, 2014, the pairing hosted a
spontaneous thanksgiving luncheon for residents at the Bahamas Association for
Social Health (BASH).
Founded on January 10th 1991, BASH, a non-governmental organization
(NGO) currently manages one of the largest residential dependency treatment and rehabilitation facilities in the country...
Bahamas Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive Kick-Off - Nov 28, 2014 - 9:45:02 AM
The Bahamas – Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, made
the first donation to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive at the Mall at
Marathon on Saturday, launching the annual effort that organizes a battalion of
Bell Ringers to raise funds for its causes.
At this 2014 launch, Dame Marguerite brought
remarks in support of the Kettle Drive and the work of the Salvation Army.
She is pictured with Salvation Army Bell Ringers
and, at right, Divisional Commander Major Lester Ferguson. The Salvation Army in The Bahamas has a Food
Programme, Family Services, Women’s Shelter, Thrift Store...
Nassau woman shot by her nephew - Nov 28, 2014 - 9:27:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
POLICE are investigating a shooting incident that has left a woman
detained in hospital on Thursday 27th November 2014.
reports, around 6:00pm a woman was involved in an altercation with her
nephew who had a dispute with her son on Baillou Hill Road South.
Shortly before 8:00pm that same evening, the woman was standing in front
of a home located in Garden Hills #3, when her nephew armed with her
handgun approached her and shot her in the thigh before fleeing on foot...
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Edinburgh Napier University is coming to The Bahamas! - Nov 28, 2014 - 5:06:45 AM
Join the MBA Elite...
Edinburgh Napier University is coming to
Nassau, The Bahamas on Tuesday, December 2nd. We'll be holding and information session at the
British Colonial Hilton from 6 - 7:30pm in the Sir Harry Oakes Room. Come out and talk with us!
Study online! Designed
with flexibility, recognition and power in mind, the Edinburgh Napier
University Global Online MBA will offer you a pathway to a higher career
The MBA is awarded directly by Edinburgh Napier University which has the status of a Royal Charter Institution in the UK...
Bahamas International Film Festival Announces Events for 2014 Edition - Nov 28, 2014 - 4:35:20 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The
International Film Festival (BIFF) today unveiled its highly anticipated
line-up of special events that will occur throughout
Nassau and Harbour Island
during this year’s festival, now in its 11th edition. BIFF welcomes
and encourages all Bahamians as well as island visitors to come out and
experience these one-of-a-kind events taking place
something new and exciting to take part in every day! BIFF’s 2014
NOTICE: Bahamas Film Commission Film Services Directory Update: Call for Submissions - Nov 28, 2014 - 2:31:52 AM
Bahamas Film Commission Website and its Directory are undergoing an
update. Persons wishing to be included are being asked to send their
particulars as soon as possible.
Industry professionals should send the following:
The Category your services fall under
- Casting, Catering Service, Costume Design, Customs Broker,
Location Manager, Make-up Artist, Marine Film Services, Production
Equipment Rental, Production Company, Production Design & Set
Building, Production Manager / Coordinator / Assistant, Talent,
PAHO/WHO to provide training for doctors and nurses in the Caribbean and Latin America - Nov 28, 2014 - 2:21:38 AM
Washington, D.C. — Health
professionals from more than 30 countries in Latin America and the
Caribbean will receive training in clinical management of Ebola in three
upcoming workshops sponsored by the Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The workshops are
part of a series of PAHO/WHO actions intended to help countries
strengthen their preparedness for potential cases of Ebola.
The “train-the-trainer” courses will take place on 1-3 December in
Antigua and Barbuda, for Caribbean health professionals, and on 3-5 and
9-11 December in Chile, for health personnel from Latin America.
Participants in the three workshops are expected to train other health
professionals in their home countries upon their return, with PAHO/WHO
Technical Cadet Programme Receives A Boost In Support - Nov 28, 2014 - 1:21:05 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama
Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) has recently made a contribution to the
Technical Cadet Corp Programme (TCCP) which serves as a valuable
extracurricular activity impacting over 100 high school students from
some 10 schools on Grand Bahama.
Joseph Hall, programme Assistant
Director said he was most appreciative of GBPA’s support as he and his
team seeks to fulfill the mandate charted by the Bahamas government some
years ago. “We are trying to fulfill our mandate that the government
has implemented years ago. Being in Grand Bahama, this is what you call
the industrial center of The Bahamas, so we want to be able to produce
young bright minds who when they finish high school, they will be able
to fill those roles in any company,” he said...
VAT Registration available on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 29, 30) - Nov 28, 2014 - 12:58:05 AM
VAT Department Special Announcement
Bahamas - All businesses are advised that the VAT Department will be
open at the Gladstone Freight Terminal (GFT) Building for Registration
on Saturday 29th November, 2014 and Sunday 30th November, 2014 from
9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. For directions kindly contact the VAT Department at
Bahamas Tourism DG remarks on All-Star's performance in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:42:38 PM
New York, NY - The following is a statement by Bahamas Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu:
We are extremely proud of the magnificent performance the Bahamas
All-Star Band gave at the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning.
Through blistering cold weather, the young group of 120 took New York
by storm proudly playing Bahamian music and showcasing uniquely Bahamian dance
Bahamas International Film Festival slashes ticket prices for 2014 edition - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:41:48 PM
All JFK Galleria and Melia Hotel Screenings Will Be Free to
Students & Seniors with ID. Tickets
for general public are $3 Thursday & Friday, $5 Saturday & Sunday
Nassau, Bahamas –
Looking to cast some good news and
extend good will toward the local Bahamian community and film-going public, the
Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) today announced that tickets for the
highly anticipated 2014 edition will be slashed and FREE! to students and
Senior Citizens with ID. The exciting announcement was made today by BIFF
Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool...
GBHRA Pres. Fred Smith chastises the DNA over 'regressive' immigration stance - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:26:31 PM
GBHRA president and prominent attorney Fred Smith, QC, cried shame on the DNA for supporting the government’s harsh new immigration policy. Smith said he won a string of cases in the 1980s which pronounced the current enforcement tactics illegal.
National Alliance (DNA) is being chastised for supporting the
government’s harsh new immigration policy – a prominent human rights
advocate saying the fledgling party is condoning regressive and
Smith, president of the Grand Bahama
Human Rights Association (GBHRA), said anyone who supports the “illegal,
immoral and unconstitutional” tactics being used by Immigration
officers, including midnight raids and home invasions that terrorize
communities, cannot also claim to represent progressive and enlightened
“The DNA styles itself as the party of the future,” Smith
said. “In fact, with its support of the government’s Gestapo tactics
when it comes to immigration...
Sawyer's Fresh Market Save a Lot food stores November Month End Sale! - Nov 22nd - Dec 1st - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:22:23 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
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shockingly Low Prices!!
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All prices effective Sale Saturday, November 22nd to Monday, December 1st, 2014.While Supplies Last!...
Communicating During a Crisis: What to Say - When to Say it – Who Should Say It - Nov 27, 2014 - 8:52:35 PM
often overlooked and underestimated is the relaying of vital
information during crisis events. It is an integral part of managing
‘Reputational Risk’ both internally and externally.
being a part of a response team sent to an impacted location; and from the
moment our plane touched down we were bombarded with questions about our
ability to recover and deliver the impacted service. Our response was
we came to assess. The reply from the customers was focused as they
indicated we could have called ahead speak with our staff on the ground
and would have been told that customers needed access to the service...