NASSAU, Bahamas - Reigning Carifta champions Charisma Taylor and Tamar
Greene among 18 local athletes who have attained qualifying standards
for this year’s Carifta Games set for St. Georges, Grenada from March
Taylor, who won the girls under 18 long jump and triple
jump at last year’s Carifta Games in St. Kitts, leads with the way with
qualifying performances in four events (100m, 100m hurdles, long jump,
triple jump) in the girls under 18 category while Greene has surpassed
the mark for the boys under 20 triple jumps three times already for the
the 8th February, the government of The Bahamas and PowerSecure signed a
Management Services Agreement (MSA) that assigns PowerSecure management
of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) for the next five years.
MSA includes a comprehensive, financial-grade business plan which
outlines significant cost-reduction and reliability targets along with
renewable energy and customer service initiatives...
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that an award-winning film, television and stage actress Cicely Tyson, (
Fried Green Tomatoes,
Roots, Sounder, Showing Roots) will be honoured with the 1st
ever-prestigious Sir Sidney Poitier Tribute Award at this year’s
Bahamas International Film Festival Oscar Party taking place Sunday,
Academy Award® winner and renowned global icon Sir Sidney Poitier has
agreed to the naming of the prestigious Career Achievement Award at the
Bahamas International Film Festival the “Sir Sidney Poitier Tribute Award.”
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- “Effective the 1st of March, all persons wishing
to import poultry meats and products will be required to first obtain a
permit from the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources to do so,”
said the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources during a press conference at the Ministry, Wednesday, February
“In this regard, the public is advised that no poultry meats
and products will be accepted at any port of entry in The Bahamas
without evidence that a permit was issued by the Ministry of Agriculture
and Marine Resources,” the Minister said...
Nassau, Bahamas - Two adult American males from Illinois, USA are in custody after they
were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 10th
According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, officers from the Tourism
Policing Unit acting on information went to a cruise ship moored at
Prince George Wharf, where they found the two suspects in possession of a
quantity of Ecstasy Pills...
Nassau, New Providence - The Heart Ball Committee 2015-2016 is pleased
to announce that the 52nd Annual Heart Ball will take place on Saturday,
February 13, 2016 at Melia Nassau Resort. Cocktails 7:15 p.m and dinner
at 8:30pm. $250 Reg. ticket Platinum available.
Entertainment by: RBPF Dance Band, Ed Brice Orchestra, Soulful Groovers & DJ Gary 'Super' Johnson
Keep an eye open over the next few months and you’ll notice a
playful new twist on a spring fashion classic. With the onset of the
warmer weather, women will be immersed in the graphic lines, zigzagging
patterns and dynamic colour combinations of bold, bright stripes.
represents a fascinating evolution from a look that dominated women’s
wear just a few seasons ago when European luxury designers presented
more traditional patterns such as houndstooth and pinstripes...
Nassau, Bahamas - Seek public's help in the discovery of a Man found dead & also locating three armed robbery suspects: Police are seeking the public’s regarding the discovery of a man found dead on Thursday 11th February 2016.
are that shortly after 5:30pm, Police received a report of a man found
dead in an abandoned house on Shirley Park Lane. When police arrived on
the scene they met the lifeless body of a lifeless male in a room with
Nassau, Bahamas - The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority
(URCA) today published its Fee Schedule for fees relating to the period
from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (ECS 02/2016), revising the
previous schedule which was published on January 29, 2015.
schedule introduces the changes to Standard Spectrum Fees established in
URCA’s Final Decision and Statement of Results in its “Review of Radio
Frequency Spectrum Pricing” document (ECS01/2016), which was published
on January 28, 2016. It should be noted that the changes to Premium
Spectrum Fees proposed pursuant to URCA’s Spectrum...
GENEVA, Switzerland -- Principal and founder of the Mediterranean
Shipping Company (MSC), Gianluigi Aponte and his senior management team
met with Prime Minister Perry Christie and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement
Cabinet Negotiating Committee, February 11, at MSCs headquarters in
Geneva, Switzerland for two days of deliberations on matters relating to
the expiring concessions under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement and growth
of MSC’s investments in The Bahamas.
MSC is a global giant in
shipping, with 80,000 employees worldwide and market capture of 70
percent of cargo transhipment in global trade...
North Andros Island Administrator Ivan Ferguson urged students of the
Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) to remain
focused on their goals – gaining important skills and building a
knowledge base - which will allow them to successfully enter the
agriculture and marine science fields as entrepreneurs or skilled
employees who bring valued assets to the workplace.
was invited to speak to the students as part of the Student Enrichment
Series. Development by BAMSI’s Student Affairs Department, the
Enrichment Series aims to help students build character, adopt healthy
lifestyle practices, be more community minded and also focus on their
studies and elevate their critical thinking skills...
Bahamas - Vigilant work by Officers of the Bahamas Customs Department
led to the discovery of a large amount of Firearm and Ammunition.
are that on Thursday 11th February 2016 shortly before 12:00pm, police
officers were called to the freight section of the Grand Bahama
International Airport by custom officials, where they were shown a
Samsung television box that contained an assortment of assault rifle,
revolvers and ammunition...
Nassau, Bahamas - Candidly
admitting that 2015 was a challenging year on crime for The Bahamas,
Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade presented mixed results in the
fight against crime.
He told the media that in the 30 categories
of serious crimes, increases were recorded in murder (19%), attempted
rape (33%), rape (16%), unlawful sexual intercourse and armed robbery.
All other categories except manslaughter and attempted murder decreased
by double digits. Overall, crime was down by five percent reported the
Nassau, The Bahamas – Although not one Bahamian government school
student has ever applied to enter Yale University, tenth and eleventh
grade students of Doris Johnson Senior High School learned Wednesday
that it is possible to attend the Ivy League institution located in
Connecticut and other American universities.
graduate and American Diplomat John Ford joined students in the school’s
Guidance Department’s Career Chat Room where he addressed them on
college readiness. Mr. Ford and representatives of the US Embassy in The
Bahamas are promoting the message to public school students that
college is possible for them and so too is attending Yale University...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Suspect pleads guilty to firearm and ammunition charges in Grand Bahama: Douglas Edward Finlay age 58 years, Kylin Finlay age 22 years, Kyle
Edward Finlay age 28 years and Alexandria Dominique Richardson age 28
years, all of #3 Yorkshire Drive, were arraigned before Magistrate
Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2 on Friday 12th February 2016 for
Possession of Firearm, (2) counts of Possession of Ammunition and
Possession of Dangerous Drug with the intent to supply namely Indian
from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify,
for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water
storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise.
A new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, shows
that while ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, changes in weather
and climate over the past decade have caused Earth’s continents to soak
up and store an extra 3.2 trillion tons of water in soils, lakes and
underground aquifers, temporarily slowing the rate of sea level rise by
about 20 percent...
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a Communication in Parliament by the Hon. Fred Mitchell:
The Cabinet Office is pleased to announce that in honour of the March To
Majority Rule, the films of Sir Sidney Poitier, the award winning
Bahamian actor, will be shown on ZNS TV.
essay competition is being organized in the schools, details of which
are that students are encouraged in the senior high schools to write a
one page essay about the films they saw, what impressed them and say
something about Sir Sidney's life...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Bahamas Social Media Summit 2016 has just been
announced during a rotary tour by experienced speaker and seminar promoter
Mitch Carson and David Mackey, creative director and president of Mackey Media
Ltd. The event is scheduled to take place April 5th, 2016 at Grand Lucayan. Under
the theme, ‘
Maximizing profits through Social Media,’ Bahamas Social Media
Summit 2016 is a partnership between Mitch Carson and Mackey Media Ltd. The
April 5th event is the first of four events planned for Grand Bahama Island
This first of four Bahamas Social Media Summit events will feature five
international presenters, one Bahamian and a guest presenter. Mr.
Mackey stated; "We believe that through our Bahamas Social Media Summit
series, 'Educational Tourism' will...
Nassau, Bahamas - Get ready to enjoy virtuosic showpieces, romantic
tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces,
multi-instrument mastery and a World Accordian Champion! This is
Quartetto Gelato, a dazzling musical quartet which has enchanted
audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical
virtuosity, artistic passion and humour!
The Nassau Music Society
is excited to present two shows featuring Quartetto Gelato and a
fabulous cocktail party. The first concert will be on Saturday 20th
February 2016 from 7:30 pm at the College of The Bahamas Performing Arts
Centre, Oakes Field. Tickets are $30 for NMS members, $35 for
non-members and $10 for students. The second concert and cocktail party
will be on Sunday 21st February 2016 from 5:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church
Hall, Lyford Cay. Tickets are $75 per person...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Grand Lucayan Resort invites you to Make a
date with Your Soulmate Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Dinner at
Churchill’s Savor a selection of Mediterranean-inspired fare in Grand
Bahama Island’s most elegant dining room and enjoy a glass of sparking
wine with your dessert – with our compliments. $58* PER PERSON. Call
242-373-1333 for reservations **15% gratuity and 7.5% VAT are not
included in the price.
Located on Grand Bahama Island, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas has 542
guestrooms and suites and is situated along an expansive 7.5-acre beach
with views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Just 55 miles off the coast
of Florida, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas offers some of the finest amenities
in the Caribbean. Guests enjoy spacious accommodations,
All that glitters is not gold. There is another, darker side to The
Bahamas. As a people, Bahamians can be kind, appreciative, welcoming
and gracious. But they can also be hateful, abusive and vicious. How is
this schizophrenic national personality explained?
This paper is a commentary by Frederick Smith QC arising from
Professor of Anthropology Dr Bertin M. Louis's perspicacious lecture on
the Marginalization of Haitian Migrants in The Bahamas, and persons of
The lecture by Professor Louis can be found
on YouTube, and I urge watching it. I found it to be stimulating and
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) is
pleased to announce the official dates for the 2016 and 2017 Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival. Intense planning is underway for the 2016 event,
which is intended to be even better than the inaugural event: The Grand
Bahama Carnival Kick Off is scheduled for April 15-16, 2016 at Taino
Beach, Grand Bahama, and the main event for May 5-7, 2016 at Da Cultural
Village in Nassau.
The BNFC has made a concerted effort to
implement lessons learned from the inaugural year in order to improve
the overall event experience, strengthen the marketing, generate greater
economic impact for small businesses...
Companies at the forefront of helping to fund cancer research and
patient care have come together to share their stories of the battle
against this deadly disease, in the latest episode of the renowned ZNS
show ‘A Familiar Walk’. Host Mario Newry takes a look at a health
condition all too familiar to families globally, and recounts his
mother’s lost fight with the disease.
On the show, Mr. Newry is joined at the site of the annual Susan G.
Komen Race for the Cure by Peter Capote and Eddy Cubas of United Parcel
Service (UPS). UPS has been a sponsor of Sunshine Insurance’s ‘Race
Weekend’ from its inception, and according to Mr. Capote...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Vice-President of Student Affairs, College of The Bahamas (COB) Dr. Eslyn Jones (fourth left) made a presentation of an assortment of items for Hurricane Joaquin Relief to First Assistant Secretary of NEMA Chrystal R. Glinton (fifth left), as Director of Campus Life Darvin Toussaint and students look on. The presentation was made at COB Harry C. Moore Library, on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Maria K. Sealy grew up on Shirley Street east of Mackey
Street in New Providence near an area known as The Pond which produced a number
of successful and industrious Bahamians in a variety of professions. Indeed,
her sister, Patricia Mortimer, is one of The Bahamas’ most successful female
So it is not surprising that Maria has also successfully established herself as
a business woman and is currently co-owner of Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC, located
on Pacific Street between Franklin and Classon Avenues in Brooklyn, New York...