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Tribute to the Late Sir Jack A. Hayward by Sarah St. George - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:15:37 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - A Memorial Service was held for Sir Jack A. Hayward,
Kt., OBE on February 23, 2015 at the Pro-Cathedral of Christ of
the King, East Atlantic Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island:
The following is a tribute by Sarah St George:
This is a bittersweet day; because today as we mourn Sir Jack and pay
tribute to him, he’d want us to celebrate his lifelong work and the
remarkable creation of this Magic City we call our home – and all in a
mere 60 years...
Christie: It’s Time To Grow What We Can and Buy What We Must! - Feb 26, 2015 - 7:17:05 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas must feed
itself as a matter of urgency, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
relayed to delegates at the Opening Ceremony of the 26th Inter-Sessional
Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) at Melia Nassau Beach Resort,
“Currently, The Bahamas imports almost
everything that we eat, a situation that is common in many CARICOM nations,”
said Mr. Christie. “Our annual food import bill is approximately one billion
United States dollars. My Government has decided that it is time that “we must
grow what we can and only buy what we must...”
Bahamian distance runner writes book on social emotional empowerment - Feb 26, 2015 - 5:38:17 PM
Simmons Bowe, PhD. Educator, Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Researcher, and Marathon Runner
was born a child of poverty in Nassau, Bahamas, in an urban low
socioeconomic area. She was the sixth of eight children who were
raised by a single divorcee. She and her siblings were raised in a shack, but were told
that education would be their way out.
Defying the odds, Dr.
Marilyn graduated from R. M. Bailey High School at the age of 15. She
attended College of The Bahamas and earned an AS in biochemistry at the
age of 17. After
an initial career as an industrial lab chemist, she earned a B.Sci. in
premedical biology with minors in chemistry and education, from Barry
University in Miami, Florida and graduated Magna cum laude...
Renewed commitment made to cross-Commonwealth collaboration - Feb 26, 2015 - 4:25:06 PM
London, United Kingdom - On 24 March 2015, two intergovernmental
organisations of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Foundation and
Commonwealth of Learning (COL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at
the Commonwealth Headquarters in London, signalling their renewed
commitment to project collaboration and organisational learning.
partnership will focus on sharing resources, research and case studies
on relevant aspects of education, public policy and development
A Mouth Full: Who doesn't love pizza!? - Feb 26, 2015 - 3:49:25 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - In this week's episode of
A Mouth Full takes foodies on a
pizza tour! From cheesy toppings, to crunchy, bready crusts, meat,
mushrooms and veggies galore, this episode dives you into the wonderful
world of pizza and stops to three local pizzerias to get a mouth full of
their popular Italian pies!
Our host, Dre begins her journey at the
newly opened Wildfire Pizzeria in the Old Fort Plaza where one of the
owners, Peter Gilcud schools Dre on why their pizza is already so
popular. There she samples two of the menus hottest items: the Five Alarm Pizza and a pizza topped with duck!
Grand Bahama Youth Choir congratulated by Director General of CARICOM - Feb 26, 2015 - 3:49:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Director General of CARICOM, HE Irwin LaRocque stopped by to pose with
the group that won the hearts of the government heads and guests in
attendance at the opening ceremony of the 26th Intersessional meetings
of CARICOM government heads, the Grand Bahama Youth Choir. LaRocque
along with Leader of the Opposition in the Bahamas Parliament, Hon.
Hubert A. Minnis; President of the Bahamas Christian Council and the
Minister for Financial Services, the Hon. Hope Strachan all
congratulated the youngsters and offered words of encouragement.
The ceremony took place at the Melia Resort on Cable Beach, Nassau Bahamas on Thursday, 26th February 2015.
RBPF Wanted for Attempted Murder: Duran 'Devon' Johnson - Feb 26, 2015 - 2:26:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Central Detective Unit For
Duran Johnson Aka Devon Johnson, Age: 29yrs, Last Known Address: Balls Alley;
Description:Complexion: Dark Brown, Height: 5'7", Build: Medium...
Nassau man shot at Baillou Hill Road - 11 arrests / 14 drivers cited - Feb 26, 2015 - 2:11:44 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Overnight shooting: According
to reports, around 11:00pm on Wednesday 25th February 2015, police
received a call that a man was shot at Baillou Hill Road South...
6 arrested during operation:POLICE are reporting the arrest of 6 persons
for various criminal offences, including possession of dangerous drugs,
armed robbery and outstanding court warrants as their anti-crime
operation continued last night.
5 arrested and 14 drivers cited: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2014, Mobile Division saturation patrols intended to
reduce crime and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit
Bahamas PM speaks for Youth Development and Empowerment at CARICOM - Feb 26, 2015 - 1:52:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Caribbean has ‘extensive’
intellectual, cultural and sporting heritage that should be further developed Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie, who
is Chairman of CARICOM, observed at the Opening Ceremonies of the 26th
Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Prime
Minister Christie said Caribbean youth development and empowerment should be
the focus of discussions to ensure
tomorrow’s leaders are prepared.
CARICOM’s meetings take place February 26-27,
2015 at Melia Nassau Beach Resort.
Aviation Law Expert, UAV Operators Comment on Proposed US Drone Regulations, Agree Most Could be Adopted for The Bahamas - Feb 26, 2015 - 1:06:03 PM
A leading proponent of an international aircraft registry for The
Bahamas and the best-known Bahamian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles)
photography and videography company joined voices
today, praising Bahamian authorities following the announcement that
proposed regulations would be submitted by the end of the month
governing the use of recreational and commercial drones.
Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright, former commercial pilot and now a partner at
Callenders & Co. law firm specializing in Aviation Law, and the
owners of Sky High Media agreed that the announcement by Minister of
Transportation and Aviation Glenys Hanna Martin that
guidelines for the operation of drones would be submitted by the end of
March was welcome news...
Opening CARICOM Statement by Chairman Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie - Feb 26, 2015 - 11:55:33 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are Remarks made by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, and CARICOM Chairman at the Opening Ceremony for the Twenty-sixth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference Of Heads Of Government of The Caribbean Community, delivered on 26th February 2015 at Melia Hotel:
It was a very
proud moment for me to assume the role of Chairman of Conference of the
Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community for the period 1st
January 2015 to 30th June 2015. It is also a very proud moment for me,
my Government and the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to have
the honour of hosting this Twenty-Sixth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the
Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community here in
Hubert Chipman Mid-Year Budget Debate Contribution - Feb 26, 2015 - 11:53:23 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is the Contribution to the 2015 Mid-year Budget Debate by Hon. Hubert Chipman, MP, St. Anne’s on February, 23rd in the House Of Assembly:
I would like to start my contribution from article in the Tribune
Business Section dated February 17, 2015 entitled ‘DOWNWARD TREK’ URGED
FOR GOV’T EXPENDITURE. Mr. Speaker, and I quote from that article “THE
Tax Coalition’s chairman yesterday described the increase in the
Government’s recurrent spending for the 2014-2015 Budget year first half
as “cause for concern”, reiterating that real cuts were necessary to
achieve the desired fiscal turnaround...
Grand Bahama Island featured on Canadian TV Morning Show - Feb 26, 2015 - 11:49:17 AM
Freeport, The Bahamas - Memories Grand Bahama Beach Resort and Casino was the location for several live
television interview hosted by
Breakfast Television Toronto (Canada’s “Good Morning America”
TV Show) this week.
During their stay in Grand Bahama the
CityTV Broadcasting network with host Kevin Frankish interviewed Joy Jibrilu,
Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, as well as
Gabriel Varela, General Manager, Memories Grand Bahama Resort & Casino.
Grand Bahama Island is less than a 3-hr direct Sunwing flight from Canadian cities such as Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Tuesday, February 26th - Feb 26, 2015 - 11:45:46 AM
Bahamas weather forecast for today and tonight, Thursday 26th February, 2015.
General situation: A high pressure ridge will continue to migrate
eastwards ahead of a cold front that is expected to enter the Northwest
Bahamas later tonight.
Weather: Partly sunny, windy and warm today; partly cloudy with the
chance of a few showers mainly across the extreme Northwest Bahamas in
the evening through tonight...
Guy Harvey’s 2015 Wahoo Bonfire Festival and Tournament Comes to Old Bahama Bay - Feb 26, 2015 - 11:13:20 AM
WEST END, Grand Bahama Island- Get ready to
experience the aquatic magic of the Island’s capital. This weekend,
February 26th- March 1st, Guy Harvey Outpost will excite the grounds of
picturesque Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbor, a proud member of
the Guy Harvey Outpost Expedition portfolio, for a fun filled time of
parties and events in celebration of Wahoo season. With twenty-five
registered boat entries, and over $30,000 in cash and prizes, the two
day Wahoo Bonfire Festival and Tournament will be this weekend’s hot
The action will consist of fast paced, high flying
kiteboarding demonstrations and the aerial theatrics of the Island
Extreme Ventures skydiving team, climaxing with the Guy Harvey Outpost
signature Burning Wahoo Sculpture by artist Bobby Little...
RBPF Nassau: 34 arrested during operations - Officers seize handgun - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:59:39 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
25 arrested during two separate Police Operations: POLICE are reporting the arrest of 24
persons in separate operations conducted by officers from the
Southeastern and Southwestern Divisions on Wednesday 25th February 2015
Wednesday Morning Police Operation nets 9 arrests:POLICE are reporting the arrest of 9 persons
for questioning reference to a number of major and minor incidents to
include dangerous drugs, housebreaking and threats of death during an
early morning operation...
Officers seize handgun: According to reports, around 3:00pm on
Wednesday 25th February 2015, officers from the Eastern Division were on
patrol on Dorsett Street, Fox Hill, when they observed three men
standing in the street acting suspiciously...
Lyford Cay Foundation grants $19,000 to increase early childhood literacy - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:11:43 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Lyford Cay Foundation,
Inc. continues to illustrate its commitment to supporting community
initiatives that enrich learning opportunities across The Bahamas.
Recently, the Foundation granted $19,000 to the Brighter Bahamas
Foundation to help more Bahamians understand the importance of literacy,
and the importance of reading to children starting at birth.
Brighter Bahamas Foundation is a new promising, nonprofit with a
mission of improving the lives of all Bahamians by encouraging reading
from a young age and ensuring universal access to children’s literature...
Bahamas Film Commission plays with big boys at Kidscreen Summit - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:08:23 AM
Kidscreen Summit, known as the most
important annual event of the children’s entertainment industry, was no
child’s play for the Bahamas Film & Television Commission, which
promoted several appropriate programs at the gathering.
Film Commissioner Craig Woods and the Commission’s senior manager Donna
Mackey used the event in Florida to inform top producers about the
benefits of filming in The Bahamas. In addition, the team helped promote
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and the inaugural Widescreen Film & Music
Festival (WSF), which is the brainchild of Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod
Sir Dennis Byron calls on the Bahamas Governor General - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:05:04 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, received Sir Dennis Byron,
President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, in a courtesy call at
Government House on Wednesday, February 25, 2015...
Bahamas Consul General to New York delivers remarks at Sandra Marie Elliott Coleman funeral - Feb 26, 2015 - 9:54:21 AM
NEW YORK -- The Hon. Forrester Carroll,
Bahamas Consul General to New York, delivered brief remarks at the
funeral service for Sandra Marie Elliott Coleman at St. Philip’s Church,
134th Street at Adam Powell Jr. Boulevard, New York, on Tuesday,
February 24, 2014. Mrs. Coleman was a Bahamian-American and the oldest
daughter of the late Clarence Elliott, who was born and grew up at
Stanyard Creek, Andros, before moving to New York in the late 1940s.
Although she was born in New York, Mrs. Coleman received her early
childhood education in Nassau, Bahamas, and subsequently attended high
school in Miami, graduating from Miami Northwestern Senior High School
in 1965. She subsequently spent more than 20 years in the U.S. Navy...
New Grand Bahama Senior Boys’ / Men’s Soccer to Commence after Easter - Feb 26, 2015 - 7:23:35 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - In an attempt to kick start all areas of boys/men’s soccer on the island, a
new 7aside tournament will kick off after Easter aimed
at men and senior boys (i.e. 16 and
Competition organizer Mark Hardy noted that the main aim
was to get the senior players kicking a ball once again in a competitive but friendly and organized manner.
"I am trying to take a different approach by
removing the age-old problems that have prevented male soccer moving forward on
this island. Having played and coached here for over 20 years I can name ...
CARICOM Leaders Arrive in The Bahamas - Feb 26, 2015 - 2:42:09 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
Government leaders arrived in Nassau for the 26th Inter-sessional
Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM), February 26-27, 2015.
They were met at Lynden
Pindling International Airport on Wednesday by Bahamas High Commissioner
to CARICOM His Excellency Picewell Forbes...
NASA Spacecraft Prepares for March 12 Launch to Study Earth’s Dynamic Magnetic Space Environment - Feb 26, 2015 - 1:46:39 AM
are underway for the launch of NASA’s quartet of Magnetospheric
Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft, which constitute the first space mission
dedicated to the study of magnetic reconnection. This fundamental
process occurs throughout the universe where magnetic fields connect and
disconnect with an explosive release of energy.
“Magnetic reconnection is one of the most important drivers of space
weather events,” said Jeff Newmark, interim director of the Heliophysics
Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington.“Eruptive solar flares,
coronal mass ejections, and geomagnetic storms all involve the release,
through reconnection, of energy stored in magnetic fields.Space weather
events can affect modern technological systems such as communications
networks, GPS navigation, and electrical power grids.”
Democracies Must Guarantee the Full Exercise of the Political Rights of Women - Feb 26, 2015 - 12:55:15 AM
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José
Miguel Insulza, today inaugurated the Round Table “Political Violence
against Women: a Hemispheric Challenge,” with a speech in which he
recalled that democracies face the challenge of
guaranteeing the full and effective political participation of women.
“Today we are united by the effort to achieve the growth of democracy in
the region in its deepest meaning: that of the real exercise of the
rights and effective political participation
of the women of our Hemisphere,” he said.
The leader of the hemispheric institution opened his address recalling
the leadership positions exercised to this point by women in the region,
their broad legislative participation and the progress made in parity
laws. However, he warned that many countries
have not reached 20% participation by women in their legislatures and
that in others...
Bahamas Historical Society presents author Wayne Neely - Feb 26, 2015 - 12:48:13 AM
Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society & Museum invite the public
to attend the following free lecture at #28 Shirley Street and
Elizabeth Avenue on
Thursday, 26th February, 2015.
Neely, Published Author will speak on his book, "The Great Okeechobee
Hurricane of 1928 - The Story of the Second Deadliest Hurricane in
American History and The Deadliest Hurricane in Bahamian History."
Neely will offer a book signing immediately after the talk. His book is based on the great impact this storm had on the
Karolin Troubetzkoy appointed chairman of Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism - Feb 26, 2015 - 12:00:45 AM
ST. LUCIA - Prominent
Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy has been appointed chairman of
the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST).
appointment is the latest Caribbean tourism sector leadership role for
the St. Lucia hotelier who serves as Executive Director of the storied
Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts in Soufrière, St. Lucia.
is with great honor that I accept this role of promoting responsible
environmental and social management within the region's hotel and
tourism sector," said Troubetzkoy, who will work alongside...
Grand Lucayan offers opportunity to cruise & stay - Feb 25, 2015 - 11:29:22 PM
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, Bahamas – Grand Lucayan, the four-star award-winning resort located just 55
miles off the Florida coast on Grand Bahama Island, has developed a
unique platform which will now allow guests to book a “cruise and stay”
package for travel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Bahama Island,
adding yet another option for convenient access to the destination.
ultimate Bahamas experience now begins the moment guests board the
state-of-the-art 1,000 passenger cruise ferry dubbed the “Bahama Mama.”
Featuring economy and top of the line first-class seating, private
suites, a swimming pool, lounges, casino, entertainment, an “A la Carte”
restaurant, bars and cafes, duty-free shopping and a 200 container
cargo capacity, Baleária Ferry Express’ new vessel boasts the capacity
to bring more than 300,000 tourists to Grand Bahama Island annually...
Commission of Women of the OAS Debated Political Violence Against Women in the Hemisphere - Feb 25, 2015 - 11:14:41 PM
Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the Organization of
American States (OAS) today organized a Roundtable discussion titled
"Political Violence Against Women: A Hemispheric Challenge," as part of
the activities commemorating Women's Day of the Americas, held on
February 18, and International Women's Day, on
The event was inaugurated
by the Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza; the Minister
of Women of Costa Rica and Chair of the Inter-American Commission of
Women, Alejandra Mora; the OAS Secretary for Multidimensional Security
(SMS), Adam Blackwell; and the Alternate Representative of the Permanent
Mission of Canada to the OAS, Brett Alexander Maitland. At the
conclusion of the event, the Executive Secretary of the CIM, Carmen
Moreno, described the...