Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing:
am pleased to announce that significant progress has been made in the
removal of the Derelict Vehicle site from its current location on
Marshall Road to the new location at the New Providence Landfill on
Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. It has taken longer than I had hoped
but in short order the people who reside in the areas surrounding the
derelict site such as Misty...
The Free National Movement is
somewhat encouraged that a growing number of PLP Cabinet Ministers are publicly
echoing the advice and hopes of the FNM leadership that all those involved in
the conflict at Baha Mar would cease the public arguments and sit and work out
a plan of action that would result in the resolution of the dispute plaguing
the development at this time.
The Free National Movement’s
singular focus has been to contribute to the ongoing dialog about the Baha Mar
development in a way that would assist with the opening of the Resort. Tremendous efforts were made by the Party’s...
LOS ANGELES, CA — Emmy®-winning live television producer David
Hill and Oscar®-nominated producer-director Reginald Hudlin will produce
the 88th Oscars telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
announced today. It will be their first involvement with the Academy
Awards®, which will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar
Sunday, February 28, 2016.
“We’re delighted to have this talented team on board,” said Boone
Isaacs. “David is a true innovator with a dynamic personality. His
vast experience as a live events producer..."
is a very sad day for us at the Grand Bahama Port Authority. We in the
space of six months have lost two of the three pillars of modern
Freeport" said Sarah St George, GBPA Vice Chairman.
Edward St George, Sir Jack Hayward and Sir Albert worked
happily together for over 30 years and lived long and fruitful lives
achieving much and contributing more. Sir Albert was a larger-than-life
figure, distinguished, statesmanlike and above all a family
man at heart. He was the symbol..."
CANADA - Vancouver Fashion Week returns for its 26th consecutive season featuring
designers from across the globe during the week, September 28th through
October 4th, 2015. The event will return to the Chinese Cultural Centre.
VFW announced their S/S16 season and will open its doors to designers,
media, buyers, agents, and the general public for 7 days featuring an
array of Vancouver’s top creative artists.
Hailed as West Coast Canada's most prestigious industry...
The natural resources of The Bahamas could be treasure troves for
bio-technological marvels, according to Dr. Nathan Dawson, Assistant
Professor in the School of Mathematics, Physics and Technology at The
College of The Bahamas.
Dr. Dawson, who commenced his faculty
appointment at The College this Fall, is one of 11 new members of the
teaching staff, nine of whom have terminal degrees and are conducting
research in various academic disciplines...
I have served in Parliament for
over 20 years with the Free National Movement (FNM). My last post was Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of National Security. One of my most enduring,
treasured and fundamental beliefs is freedom of speech, followed by freedom
These beliefs were drilled into
me during the darkest days when the PLP was at the Zenith of its political
strength and the FNM was struggling for political victory and relevance as we
fought to deliver transparency, accountability, integrity and stewardship in
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) has implemented an emergency warning system to better prepare and
inform the public about a disaster about to impact the country.
system was first tested during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, when
on Thursday, August 27, 2015 NEMA partially activated the National
Emergency Operations Center to closely monitor the storm.
follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which provide instructions
for activation and the operations...
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, (URCA), supported
two Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) camps this summer;
the Bahamas Engineering and Technology Advancement (BETA) and “HACK IT”
camps. The camps aimed to foster a greater awareness of and aptitude for
STEM amongst young Bahamian students from the family islands as well as
New Providence. The BETA camp catered to junior high school students
and the “HACK IT” camp was for senior high school students...
The comprehensive, frank and sobering national address delivered by
the National Security Minister last Thursday proved once again that the
Progressive Liberal Party is still the only party with a plan to tackle
We offer our unreserved support for the government’s
anti-crime policies and initiatives that are designed to address this
social menace with a multi-tiered approach from prevention to
rehabilitation. We thank Minister Nottage for his vision, leadership,
hard work and tenacity...
Sharon Gibson, General Manager of JMMB
(Jamaica Money Market Brokers) Money Transfer, a remittance partner of
Omni Money Transfers, paid a courtesy call on Mr. Patrick Hanlan
Jamaican Consul General in the Bahamas. During the visit Ms. Gibson
expressed the desire and need for strengthening of ties between Jamaican
residents in the Bahamas and Jamaicans in Jamaica through community
outreach programs in the Bahamas and abroad.
Ms Gibson noted that
JMMB, through Reggae Money Express, services the Jamaican corridor and
acts as an essential tool in uplifting and enriching the lives of many
persons in Jamaica and the Bahamas who rely on injections of funds to
sustain their livelihood...
Nassau, Bahamas - The Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment
and Housing's Announcement of New Marine Protected Areas made on August
The Bahamas became a signatory to the Convention on
Biological Diversity in December of 1993. Upon the signing of the
convention The Bahamas recognized that biodiversity is about more than
plants, animals and microorganisms and their ecosystems. We recognized
that biodiversity is about people and our need for food security,
medicines, fresh air and water, shelter and a clean and healthy
environment in which to live.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - F.R.E.N.D.S. Book Club celebrates 10 years of
inspirational reading among ladies in Grand Bahama and has set aside the
month of September to give back to the community with a number of
reading initiatives and book donations. The community is also encouraged
to make reading a part of their lifelong learning.
The Book Club
was founded by Mrs. Emil Symonette whose passion is to enhance female
advancement and development in the Word of God through in-depth reading
of The Bible and Christian books with discussions and occasional visits
by local authors. This equips the woman of God for service in her local
church and in The Kingdom of God...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, on Saturday described the late Sir Albert Miller as a
"great" man and an "authentically great Bahamian."
military service was held at The Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King in
Freeport where people from all walks of life gathered to celebrate Sir
Albert's life. Officiating were the Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, Bishop of the
Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands; and
Archdeacon Harry Bain, Rector of the Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King...
travelling to Ft. Lauderdale on Bahamasair today are advised that due to
industrial unrest with the Ground Handlers Union in Florida, our schedule has
been adjusted as follows.
will be accommodated today through Miami on Flight 227 Departing Nassau at
3:00pm and Flight 228 departing Miami at 4:40pm.
229 departing Nassau at 7:00pm and departing Miami at 8:40pm.
Nassau, Bahamas - Traffic Accident victim dies in hospital:
On Friday 28th August 2015, around
6:00pm, a traffic accident occurred on Bernard Road involving a Honda
Trial Motorcycle occupied by two males and a 2008 Hyundai Tucson car
driven by an adult female...
Seven suspects in custody for murder:
According to reports, officers from the
Flying Squad acting on intelligence took seven men into custody on
Monday 31st August 2015...
On August 31st, Moody’s Investor Services upheld The Bahamas’s investment grade
credit rating and the stable ratings outlook. Moody’s expressed
confidence that The Bahamas is on course to see a reduction in its debt
burden over the near and medium-term.
To the credit of the
Government’s fiscal reform process and the improving economic outlook,
the ratings agency’s assessment keeps the Bahamas appropriately paced
amongst its international peers, notwithstanding the Baha Mar
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) notes the
assertions appearing on the front page of a local newspaper, which
suggests that URCA has banned a song by a prominent local artist, from
being played on radio stations in The Bahamas. URCA advises that it has
neither banned nor taken any other action to prevent the airing of any
song on any radio station or other content provider.Further, URCA has
neither investigated, nor been invited or requested to investigate, any
issues connected thereto.
The public is reminded that as the Regulator for the Electronic Communications Sector in the Bahamas,
which includes Broadcasting, URCA’s jurisdiction is subject to Part IX of the Communications Act and
supplemented by the Code of Practice for Content Regulation, ECS 06/2012, (the Code) which can be
found on its website at http://www.urcabahamas.bs/download/006391300.pdf.
Our 12U team girls' team consisting of Emma Weech and Perjae Major,
Denali Nottage and Anthony Burrows Jr. returned home after competing in
the international tennis tournament in Curacao. Our girls finished 4th,
falling short of the opportunity to play in the Masters Event in Mexico
in November 2015. Our boys' team consisting of Denali Nottage and
Anthony Burrows Jr finished 6th. Both Curacao's boys and girls' teams
won the gold. Barbados came in 2nd for the girls and Aruba 3rd. For the
boys, Jamaica placed 2nd and St. Lucia 3rd...
EGYPT - Over the weekend Top model of the World contestants enjoyed poolside
Ibiza-styled entertainment by Gyptian with DJ E Pop at the Bellevue
Resort beside Sliders Cable Park and water sport complex, which is one
of the world's largest cable parks.
The day was capped off with a late night party on the beach near the Abu Tig Marina located on the Red Sea...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bahamas was again focus of an event sponsored
by THINGS TO DO D.C. that has become a regular social event for young
professionals in the Washington, D.C., area
on Saturday night, August 29, 2015.
as A NIGHT IN THE BAHAMAS, the event was held at the Embassy of The
Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., and featured an evening of
fun, Bahamian food and dancing organized by THINGS TO DO DC, which bills
Inagua, Bahamas – The Bahamas National Trust is thrilled at the recent
announcement by the American Ornithologists Union (AOU), of a new
hummingbird species on the island of Inagua. The Bahama Woodstar
(Calliphlox evelynae) - a hummingbird that is native to the Bahamas
archipelago - was originally classified scientifically as two
subspecies. It was recently determined however, that the birds are now
two completely different species. The Bahama Woodstar is a member of the
Bee Hummingbird group.
One subspecies of the Bahama Woodstar,
was found throughout The Bahamas and in the Turks and Caicos Islands...
PLP hopes to distract the public from the litany of errors they made in
handling the Baha Mar meltdown and their failure to deliver on their many
promises outlined in their Charter For Governance. Their latest strategy is to
focus on the leader of the opposition and the MP for Long Island The Hon.
Loretta Butler-Turner by threatening to take legal action to have their seats
vacated due to supposed “conflict of Interest.”
the Junior Minister in the Ministry with responsibility for Legal Affairs, the
Hon. Damian Gomez contended that successive governments in the Bahamas have
been unwilling to tackle the systemic corruption that exist in our
government. Many members of the public
were encouraged that a sitting...
RBPF Grand Bahama: School Safety Tips for 2015 - Aug 31, 2015 - 5:31:21 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - As we embark on a
new school term, let us be reminded to always be safe and with that in
mind the Royal Bahamas Police Force would like to remind you the public
of a few safety tips to keep you and students safe throughout the new