Four beaming faces – and rightly so. Each showing off the personalised soccer
cleats they won at this year’s Grand Bahama soccer camp to help make them stand
out in the new season.
Maeve McCrea, Daniel Brown, Frank Saldano and Nick Lane were
the four youngsters who in the view of the visiting coaches most took the eye
at the Sir Jack Hayward Camp. The high
quality cleats monogrammed with their names were the top of a host of prizes
awarded to kids who took part in the event...
The Bahamas – Ms. Amanda Chick, General Manager for Global Events at Jaguar
Land Rover, London, and other representatives paid a courtesy call on Governor
General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday,
November 24, 2015.
Pictured from left:
Betty Bethel, Director Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism; Louise Michael;
Ellison Thompson, Deputy Director General of Tourism; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling;
Amanda Chick; Rosamund Roberts, British Consulate; and Jacqui Jeavons.
EIGHT MILE ROCK, Grand Bahama – The Second Annual West Grand Bahama
‘Tree Lighting and Gospel Concert’ proved to be a big hit this past
Sunday as hundreds turned out at the Martin Town Primary School for the
Exciting the crowd was performances by the Fabulous
Cooling Waters, Simeon Outten, and school choirs from West End School,
Martin Town, Holmes Rock, Bartlett Hill and the Lewis Yard Primary
School to name a few.
The high point of the evening was the Tree Lighting ceremony ...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – During National Women’s Week, last
week, the Bureau of Women’s Affairs of the Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development organized a number of activities especially focused on
Women and the Environment.
commemorate the day (November 26, 1962) when women in The
Bahamas voted for the first time, the Minister of Social Services &
Community Development the Hon. Melanie Griffin on November 26 celebrated the
anniversary by inviting school students and the community to a screening of the
video documentary, “Womanish Ways, Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy...”
The Bahamas government constantly reviews all
matters relating to intelligence and security at the borders from time to
time.The country should know that this
occurs regularly. All the heads of the
law enforcement agencies meet regularly to exchange information and make joint
plans.There is a constant exchange of
information at both a national and international levels.
The country should know that the immigration law has
been amended to increase the penalties
for offences under the Immigration Act.
The country should know that 18 million dollars are being
invested in a new border management system.This will mean new passports...
eve of the opening of the largest gathering ever assembled for an
environmental conference, the Paris conference on climate change, 16
Bahamians joined the ranks of those
equipped to teach leadership and the environment. They are the
graduates of this year’s Youth Environment Ambassadors (YEA) training, a
cooperative effort between the growing local environmental movement
Save The Bays
and the internationally acclaimed Center for Creative Leadership,
Financial Times Top Five Worldwide in Executive Education. The training
sessions were made possible in part by a grant from RBC to Save The
“These are critical times in the life of this nation and its people,
especially the young,” said Save The Bays Chairman Joseph Darville...
– Climate change is quickly becoming a large problem across the globe and
particularly affects us in The Bahamas as we are surrounded by water. The Bahamas is made up of 90% water and
contains coral reefs which break down wave energy and minimize impacts from
storms such as hurricanes. If climate change worsens, many of our coral reefs
will die and in addition, we will loose most of our land due to rising level of
the sea around our islands. To get students, particularly young women,
involved in putting a stop to climate change, Hon Melanie Griffin, Minister of
Social Services and Community Development, and the Bahamas National Trust (BNT)
recently organised a webinar titled ‘Women and The Environment...'
Nassau, Bahamas - Commonwealth Brewery Limited today
announced that its subsidiary Burns House Ltd. has received notice of
termination of its long-standing distribution agreement with Cerveceria
Nacional Dominicana (‘CND’) and Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V. (‘ABInBev’).
Through the existing arrangement, Commonwealth Brewery has been
distributing the Budweiser brand and a few other ABInBev brands in the
Bahamas for the last four decades. Commonwealth Brewery is
currently assessing its legal position, but has every intention to agree
a fair and orderly transition which recognises, amongst other important
considerations, the decades’ long investments made by the company to
build the brand franchise of the ABInBev brands in the Bahamas...
The United States Embassy in Nassau, The Bahamas, is pleased to announce
the launch of the 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay
contest. The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to explore
the life of Dr. King and his impact on the civil rights movement. All
high school students in The Bahamas ages 15-18 years old are invited to
participate in the contest. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a famous
speech entitled, I Have A Dream, on August 28th, 1963. Dr. King shared
his dream of a world where all people lived in peace and harmony.
Students nationwide are asked to write an essay in 500 words or less
about how peace and harmony can be achieved here in The Bahamas.
The deadline for essay submissions is January 10th, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Winners will be announced on January 18th, 2016...
Nassau, Bahamas - Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Senior Account Executive, Lia
Munroe presents Fancy Dancers chairman, Glenardo Knowles with a cheque
for $2,500 for his 'B' category Junkanoo group.
Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamas statement delivered by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie at a COP21 High-level event on Small Island Developing States
(SIDS) and the Climate Challenge at the Pershing Hall Hotel, 49, rue
Pierre Charron – 75008, Paris France 1 December, 2015 Paris:
The Bahamas welcomes this opportunity to
participate in such a timely dialogue on Small Island Developing States
(SIDS) and the Climate Challenge.
Yesterday, we outlined our
positions going into the final leg of negotiations toward an
internationally legally binding Paris agreement. Today, I would like to
focus on the priority areas for my country as it regards the development
cooperation necessary to realize whatever we decide here in Paris...
Coral Harbour Base, 1 Dec 15 (RBDF): Acting on information received
from Operations Bahamas Turks and Caicos Island (OPBAT) eleven Cuban
migrants were found on Anguilla Cay in the Cay Sal Bank area on Monday
by Her Majesty's Bahamian Ship Rolly Gray.
At about 1 p.m. on Monday,
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Operations Center was informed of
suspected migrants on Anguilla Cay. HMBS Rolly Gray, which was on
routine patrol at the time, was then diverted to investigate the report.
Upon arrival at Anguilla Cay, eight Cuban males, three Cuban females
were found ashore.The Cubans were subsequently..
Nassau, Bahamas - Police took an armed robbery suspect into custody
and have launched an Island-wide search for six other males wanted in
connection with three separate armed robberies that occurred on Monday
29th November 2015.
the second incident, shortly after 8:00pm, a man was walking on
Poinciana Drive, when two men armed with a handgun approached and robbed
him of cash and a cell phone before fleeing on foot. Police took an
adult male into custody in connection with this incident...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help
in locating 27 – year old Canadian Visitor Samantha Loveridge, who was a
passenger onboard the Oasis of the Seas, Cruise ship that arrived in
New Providence on Sunday 29th November 2015.
Loveridge is white female
of a slim build who was last seen in New Providence on Sunday
29thNovember 2015 when she disembarked the cruise ship at Prince George
- Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will conduct
a full-scale emergency drill on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. –
2:00 p.m. The drill will simulate an aircraft crash accident and will allow
LPIA to test its emergency response procedures and business continuity plans
following an event of this magnitude. It
will also allow participating emergency response and investigative agencies to
test their operational procedures and responsiveness to ensure the highest
level of readiness in the event of a real emergency.
of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas Defence Force will play the
roles of injured passengers using the fuselage of a Beechcraft airplane. Other participating agencies include the Civil ...
Public forecast weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Tuesday 01st. December 2015.
Special warnings: Swimmers and mariners especially along the northern
and eastern shores of the Bahamas should exercise extreme caution due to
extremely high surf conditions and the strong possibility of hazardous
General situation: An active surface trough in the vicinity of the
Central and Southeast Bahamas will continue to enhance pockets of
unsettled weather across the Central and Southeastern islands today and
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PARIS, France – At the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United
Nations Convention on Climate Change, Paris, France, November 30 to
December 1, 2015 – Prime Minister of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie on Monday expressed in his communication to the forum that “we
will fight for countries like The Bahamas to stay on the map into the
In his statement at the pivotal and historic
conclave, the Prime Minister said: “We must adopt, at the end of next
week, an international legally binding agreement under the Convention
that is in the form of a protocol and is applicable to all Parties...
In an unprecedented move in the
history of the sport of local gymnastics, one of the voting delegates is
seeking to have the results overturned and is calling the conduct of the
elections “a travesty of democracy”.
Bahamas Gymnastics Parent Booster Club who is one of two member clubs
under the Gymnastics Federation of the Bahamas is claiming irregularities in
the electoral process.
BGPBC’s first argument is that
the incumbent President was given a casting ballot to decide the outcome of the
election. Romell Knowles,
secretary-general of the Bahamas Olympic Committee, who moderated the election
insisted that it is the norm in elections of other federations and sporting
entities to allow the President to use a casting vote to break a tie.
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Tranard Tristin Nicholls age 23years and Dorothy Mae Nicholls age 59 years both of #20 Spinney Road, Freeport, Grand Bahama were both arraigned before
Magistrate Rengin Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 on Possession of
Dangerous Drugs with the Intent to Supply charge. They both pleaded not
guilty to the charge, bail was denied and the matter was adjourned to
the 22nd February 2016...
Police in Abaco are searching for 29 year old Luckso Damis
of The Mudd, Marsh Harbour , Abaco. He is wanted for Shopbreaking and
Stealing. He is described as standing at 6’2” in height, weighing 160
lbs., low hair cut with dark brown complexion and slim built. He is
considered armed and extremely dangerous. If you have any information
concerning this person, please contact the Central Detective Unit in
Abaco at telephone numbers 367-2560/ 367-3437, or the Central Detective
Unit in Grand Bahama at 350-3107 thru 12, 919 or 911...
The public is invited to enter the magical world of “UP”, the beloved
Bahamian character found in an exciting new children’s book entitled UP
Keeps The Light On which will be launched at Doongalik Studios on
Friday, December 4 from 6pm-9pm.
The book is a fanciful, yet factual, story about the famous
candy-striped lighthouse in Hope Town, Abaco. It was written and
illustrated by the young, talented students of grades 3 to 6 at the Hope
Town Primary School in Abaco who have successfully created a children’s
book to expose the rest of the world to their lightstation's special
and unique workings, with all funds raised from purchases going to their
school and the lighthouse...
My ongoing work as Opposition Leader here in New Providence and travels
throughout the country, make it urgently clear that the majority of
Bahamians and residents of The Bahamas are disappointed and fed up with
this failing Christie led government. In keeping with my party's strong
focus on young people and education, our personal chats and interactions
with college students and a significant number of high school seniors
in New Providence and around The Bahamas in recent days, reveal the
awesome talents, vision, ambitions and abilities our future leaders
bear, but there is grave concern regarding the present state of our
nation and the direction in which we are headed...
Bahamas -- The Government of The Bahamas spoke of the need to develop the
Agricultural Sector in the country prior to 2013, but took no real steps to do cultivate
the sector, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred
a result, in order to feed its citizens and visitors, The Bahamas has a food
import bill of some US$900 million, Minister Gray said during the opening
ceremony of the “Accessing Investment Finance for Caribbean Agriculture –
Innovate Methods” seminar sponsored by the Inter-American Institute for
Cooperation on Agriculture at the British Colonial Hilton, Monday, November 30,
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Acting Minister for Grand Bahama and Minister
of State for Finance, the Hon. Michael Halkitis officially opened the
Investment and Trade Mission: Hubei China to The Bahamas on Monday
morning, November 30.
A large delegation of business persons from
the Hubei Province of China are currently in the nation’s second city
with the main objective being to see the potential Investment
opportunities in The Bahamas and to promote bilateral trade...
Nassau, Bahamas - The American Women’s Club in The Bahamas (AWC) has
named its board of directors for 2016, re-electing Calliope “Cally”
Couchell as its president. The organization also has become a member of
the global Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO).
Also named to the board of directors were: Cassandra Price, 1st vice-president, Fay Sands and Patricia Breen Giancola, 2nd vice presidents, Joan Pinder, treasurer...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Over 100 women gathered at The Grand Lucayan
for last month's Coco Chanel Principles of Business for Women event,
their hopes set on learning the fundamentals of succeeding in business.
President and CEO of Benchmark Consulting Services Billie Bowe delivered
on that expectation, providing the 125 women in attendance with an
extensive guide to turning their passion into prosperity through her
first women's empowerment event.
Mrs Bowe explained that the business empowerment conference was intended
for women aspiring to take their small businesses to the next level,
young women interested in launching their own enterprises...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – As the 2015
Atlantic Hurricane Season closes with at least two devastating storms impacting
the region, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, CDEMA, is
seeking ways to build stronger communities to withstand natural or man-made
This is being done through the Ninth
Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management under the theme: “The
Road to Resilience: Checkpoint 2015,” underway at Melia Nassau Beach Resort...
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago - A Strategic Planning Retreat
(SPR) for the UN Multi Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN
MSDF) for the Caribbean will be held on December 3rd, 2015, in Trinidad
and Tobago. The keynote address will be delivered by the Minister of
Planning and Development Government of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago, the honorable Camille Robinson-Regis.
The purpose of the SPR
is to present the synthesized results of the national consultations that
were held across the Caribbean, including in Trinidad and Tobago. The
event will allow experts to work together to finalize the strategic
priorities and expected outcomes which will guide the further
development of the UN MSDF. This process will provide further support to...