THIS IS A NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS
DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT NOON, THURSDAY,
29TH SEPTEMBER, 2016.
… MATTHEW CONTINUES WESTWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN….
11AM DST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 14.2° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 66.3° WEST OR ABOUT 290 MILES SOUTH
OF SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO.
The Nassau Music Society presents
M5 Mexican Brass Concert in two exciting performances entitled
their skills at virtuosic
chamber music in all styles, non-stop interaction with the audience,
inborn showmanship, inimitable Latin American charm, and their very own
sound, M5 concerts are unique musical-theatrical experiences!
The concerts will be:
Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7:30 pm at the College of The Bahamas Performing Arts Centre, Oakes Field; and
Sunday 2 October 2016 at 5:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall, Lyford Cay...
Hands for Hunger (H4H) has been in existence since 2008.
From its inception, RBC Royal Bank has partnered with Hands for Hunger
in the mission to eradicate hunger in the Bahamas.
To date, RBC
Royal Bank has contributed over $60,000 to the programme. Annually, RBC
supports three core programmes offered by H4H including, Food for
Thought Panel, Paradise Plates, and the Holiday Gift Wrapping. In
addition H4H has rescued over 800,000lbs of food and provides over
10,000 meals weekly to Bahamian families in need. With RBC's support,
H4H also raises over $10,000 each year through the holiday gift wrapping
Nassau, Bahamas - The United Nations World Tourism Organization’s “World
Tourism Day 2016 Celebration,” September 27, 2016 carried the theme
‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’ demonstrating the
commitment of tourism leaders to include the disabled in tourism
planning. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism hosted a one-day symposium at
Melia Nassau Beach Resort on Tuesday as part of the global campaign to
make tourism accessible to all.
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie is pictured, right, at the symposium during a tribute to
President of the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled, Sir
Durward Knowles, left...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Consumer Protection Commission works to
protect the public from merchants delivering shoddy products or poor
service, and Chairman of the Consumer Protection Commission Senator the
Hon. Jerome Gomez wants to ensure the public is aware of this.
Commission, which is located in offices next to the Teachers &
Salaried Workers Cooperative Credit Union, East Street South, is the
agency tasked by the Government to protect Bahamian consumers from abuse
in the marketplace...
For those that attended the 2011 concert
by Canadian blues and folk rock artist, Adam Karch in Grand Bahama, you
already know this is not a performance to be missed! Karch will return
to perform for one night only, at Rooster's Bar & Grill in Freeport
on Saturday, October 8th, 2016.
Rooster's is located off of Fishing Hole Road upstairs on the Bahamas Industrial Technologies' east-facing balcony.
"I'm really looking forward to sharing my new songs and bringing the blues back to The Bahamas," said Karch...
President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson and his senior management team recently paid a courtesy call upon Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House.
Pictured from left to right are: Dean of Construction Trades and Workforce Development, Alexander Darville; Registrar, Samara Sands; Dean of Academic Affairs, Pleshette McPhee; Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, Zakia Winder; President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson; Governor General, Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling; Associate Vice President...
Nassau, The Bahamas. September 26, 2016. The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company Limited (BTC) officially opened the doors to its first Creole
store this evening.
“We are proud to join hands with the Haitian
community as we open our first Creole store today. We believe that this
is just another gesture that demonstrates our commitment to customer
service and to the Haitian community,” said CEO, Leon Williams...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ms. Shaveka Cleare, a final-year medical student at
the University of the West Indies School of Clinical Medicine and
Research in The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr.
Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Tuesday,
September 27, 2016, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts
Avenue, N.W., to discuss her current research work in neurology and her
future career goals in medicine.
Upon completion of medical
school in a few months, Ms. Cleare plans to follow in Ambassador Newry's
footsteps and study to become a neurosurgeon. Her neurosurgery interest
includes general neurosurgery, neurotrauma, and spinal deformity...
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - Caribbean start-up, early-stage and growth businesses now have another means for raising capital.
the World Bank Group together with the Caribbean Export Development
Agency (Caribbean Export) launched LINK-Caribbean, an investment
facilitation program aimed at enabling early-stage Caribbean
entrepreneurs to raise capital from private investors, particularly
business angel investors.
24-yr-old Selvinique Wright will be representing The Bahamas at Miss
Grand International 2016 this upcoming October in Las Vegas, USA.
model, whose goal is to become a police officer has been appointed as
Miss Grand Bahamas 2016. She plans to continue her studies in psychology
and sociology while continuing to mentor young ladies who may be
struggling with self discovery, purpose and hopefulness...
Nassau, Bahamas — In response to The Bahamas Government’s recent
announcement that a final version of the long-anticipated Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2015 will soon be tabled in Parliament, 17 groups
representing diverse interests have come together in a single voice to
demand, what they are calling, a ‘true’ FOIA.
The civil society
and private industry organizations are participating in a broad-based
campaign aimed at ensuring Government include commonly agreed
recommendations proposed by the groups to strengthen the Freedom of
Information Act. They are mobilizing to engage and educate the public
about the importance of the legislation and its timely passage...
Sidney Collie, Chairman of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on the release of the 2016 Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival’s Economic Impact Report:
“It has taken months for this
Government to release the 2016 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival’s Economic
Impact Report to the public, and the findings are just one more example
of why we need more transparency from our Government. The 2016 Junkanoo
Carnival report reveals that the PLP Government went over budget by more
than five million dollars...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Uriah McPhee Primary School Grade 6 students, studying “Our System of Government” for Social Studies, called upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, September 26, 2016.
Nassau, Bahamas — The 2016 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was a major boom for the tourism economy in The Bahamas said the Ministry of Tourism
Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) Chairman Paul Major said
tourist arrivals for the weekends of the Grand Bahama carnival and
Nassau carnival were up over last year.
“There was an estimated
56 percent increase in tourism related economic activity, which accounts
for economic indicators such as hotel room revenue, stopover and cruise
passenger expenditures,” according to the commission’s report...
Nassau, Bahamas - The organizers of the world record-breaking underwater
wedding event, In Deep Love Bahamas, have announced that the event will
now take place on Thursday, 15th June 2017, surrounded by a week of
exciting and entertaining activities for the bridal couples and their
Previously scheduled for February 2017 around Valentine’s
Day, the organizers and sponsors recognized that June, a traditional
wedding month, also allowed better underwater temperature and
The launch of the event in May heralded the start of
the attempt to break the current Guinness Book of World Record for the
largest number of multiple couple weddings held simultaneously
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on former Baha Mar employees being told to be
grateful that they are receiving any of their back wages:
FNM has stood with the Bahamian people demanding that the PLP Government
fix the injustice that was brought upon the former Baha Mar employees
when they were laid off without receiving their pay. We are amazed to
hear the comment from the Government’s representative on the claims
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Miami HEAT is looking forward to lending its
expertise to the 150 Bahamian children who will take part in Thursday’s
basketball clinic, Head Coach Eric Spoelstra said.
it,” Spoelstra said referring to the team. “It was great on the drive in
on [Monday] we saw a couple courts outside and saw kids playing and
everybody got up on the bus to look out. My guys will really enjoy it...
Bahamas -- Mr. Paul Major (at microphone), chairman of The Bahamas National
Festival Commission (BNFC), and other executives released the 2016 Report on
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival during a press conference on Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016
at the commission's offices, downtown.
The report detailed the financial
impact, insights, marketing and events of the carnival. Stating that the
release of the report is not ‘late’ as some persons would suggest, Mr. Major
noted, "a report of such magnitude would normally take 90-120 days or 3-4
Broward Carnival (MBC) lends a cultural authenticity to Miami’s
Caribbean vibe that is undeniable. This staple event has become another
feather in Miami’s rich cultural diversity cap. Produced by the Miami
Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOHC), this annual landmark event
in South Florida is not just multicultural, but international as well.
Recognized once again by the Miami New Times as one of the Top 100
Events in South Florida, MBC is highly anticipated by South Florida
locals and the tens of thousands of visitors who breathe and live the
Carnival culture; who travel annually every Columbus Day weekend to
Miami to celebrate. MBOCHC is proud to partner with Barbados Tourism
Marketing, Inc., to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Barbados
Independence. Carnival celebrations culminate on
Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds (10901 SW 24 St, Miami, FL 33165). MBC will start at
11a.m.and end at
Barbados - As a number of the Participating States of the Caribbean
Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) brace for the pending
impact of a tropical weather system, the Agency has once again taken the
lead to coordinate the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM). To this end,
CDEMA in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and
Hydrology (CIMH) convened a pre-strike meeting of the Eastern Caribbean
Development Partner Group (ECDPG) at 12:00 noon today, Tuesday September
27, 2016, to plan for possible scenarios in preparation for the impact.
Partner agencies who are members of this group including regional and
international donors and development partners are monitoring the system.
CIMH provided technical understanding of the system by defining the
implications for countries in line of the impact. The CDEMA Coordinating
Unit has been in contact with the National Disaster Coordinators (NDCs)
NEW YORK – Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell is pictured on September 26, 2016, at the rededication of the newly refurbished Bahamas House, 231 East 46th Street, which houses The Bahamas’ Permanent Mission and the Consulate General in New York.
Pictured in first row from left: Bishop Carrington Pinder; Chairman of Bahamas Maritime Authority Mr. Anthony Kikivarakis; Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Sharon Haylock; Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell; Opposition Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs Hubert Chipman; Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Elliston Rahming; and...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Members of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, with the first cookies to officially launch Girl Guides Cookie Month, during a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
Pictured from left at the presentation: Zara Wilson, Guide; Ariana Ao, Sunflower; H. E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Hayley Wilson, Brownie; Samia Adderley, Ranger; and Gillian Wilson, Assistant District Commissioner...
Thousands of walkers clad in
branded T-shirts will hit major streets and highways across the region
this weekend united in a common cause to raise funds and awareness in a
campaign against cancer.
The fifth annual CIBC FirstCaribbean’s
Walk for the Cure will see thousands of walkers and runners across most
of the 16 territories where the bank is located, converging for early
morning or afternoon walks and runs in support of local cancer
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Dr. Robert W. Robertson, fifth left, the first President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) along with his Senior Management Team, paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, centre, at Government House on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (right) receives a presentation of Bahamian-themed socks from Bahamian entrepreneur, Jarrel Hall (centre) during a courtesy call at the Office of the Prime Minister, on September 26, 2016.
Also pictured is Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe. Mr. Hall created his new product while he was studying in China. The socks are currently sold in select boutiques in Nassau, and a young female Bahamian entrepreneur manufactured the real wood box that they are presented in, as pictured...