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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Darville Tells ‘Fresh Start’ Participants “Failure is Not an Option” - Jan 29, 2015 - 5:02:52 PM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Some 60 participants in the Government's Fresh Start programme were told on Thursday that "Failure is not an option" by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville during the opening session at Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute.

Minister Darville told the participants of his personal story of having come from very humble beginnings, but used the opportunities presented and was educated through scholarships.

"This 15 week-employment skills programme is geared toward..."

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Watch the Super Bowl at Grand Lucayan - Sunday, Feb 1st - Jan 29, 2015 - 4:59:12 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Lucayan Bahamas Watch the Big Game Sunday Sunday February 1st, 2015 6pm .

Join us to watch the Super Bowl on the screens at Iries, Havana Cay Bar or Hammerheads.

Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots...

News : Local

COB President Shares Vision of Institution’s National Development Leadership - Jan 29, 2015 - 4:56:50 PM

In an address that sought to elicit the support of the public and private sectors in driving the resiliency of the future University of The Bahamas, College of The Bahamas President Dr. Rodney D. Smith has revealed how the institution will bring leadership to the national development planning process, strengthen its productivity in research, and solidify even more partnerships to meet key objectives.

President Smith was one of several key speakers at the Bahamas Business Outlook held on Thursday, January 29th at the Melia Cable Beach Resort and delivered a speech entitled “The Role of The University of The Bahamas in Our Society”.


Miss Bahamas Teenager off to Guatemala - Jan 29, 2015 - 4:26:42 PM

After many months of preparation, hard work, fund raisers and training, Shanice Dawn Toussaint is finally on her way to strut her stuff across the Miss Teen Universe Stage in Guatemala. She will compete against thirty other contestants from around the globe to represent our country on Friday, February 6th 2015.

Shanice has only competed in one international competition, which she won and currently holds the titles of “Best Teen International Swimsuit Body” competing at Miss T.E.E.N. in Huston Texas last summer. This native born stands a very statuesque 5’9 and was...

News : International

NASA TV Coverage Reset for Launch of Newest Earth-Observing Mission - Jan 29, 2015 - 3:32:38 PM

NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, now is scheduled for 9:20 a.m. EST ( 6:20 a.m. PST) Friday, Jan. 30, with a three-minute launch window. The launch of the United Launch Alliance/Delta II rocket was scrubbed Thursday due to a violation of upper-level wind constraints. Launch managers have initiated a 24-hour recycle. The weather forecast for this launch window shows a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions.

NASA Television coverage of the launch Friday will begin at 7 a.m.

Sales & Promotions : Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort

Marvel™ Super Hero Week to be hosted at Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort - Jan 29, 2015 - 2:32:17 PM

Calling all Super Heroes!  Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort is hosting a themed Super Hero Week from April 10 – 24, 2015.  With Iron Man and Spider-Man on-site to fight off goons, fans will be treated to special activities including nightly Marvel® movie showings under the stars, “Super Hero 101” workshops, photo opportunities, costume parties, meet and greets, and more.
Ideal for family vacations, the all inclusive Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort has an on-site splash park, the Memories Fun Club featuring famous characters Toopy & Binoo® and the Berenstain Bears™, and a teen’s lounge with video games, ping pong, foosball, and billiards.  The resort is set on the white sands and calm turquoise waters of Lucayan Beach, across from the vibrant shopping and entertainment of the Lucayan Marketplace...


‘Exuma Unplugged’ rocks Regatta Park - Jan 29, 2015 - 1:36:31 PM

Little Nashville Music Festival draws hundreds of people, finishing with Junkanoo Rush through streets of George Town

The bands were jamming. The people were dancing. And a Junkanoo Rush marched through the streets. For two amazing nights, Exuma became the new Music City.

Exuma Unplugged, an unprecedented musical event held last weekend, had the whole island rocking, featuring major talent from Canada, the Bahamas and Nashville, Tennessee. Hundreds of tourists, locals and special VIPs from the music industry packed Regatta Park for the two-night performance...

News : International

Barack Obama's remarks at outgoing ceremony for US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel - Jan 29, 2015 - 1:29:29 PM

American President Barack Obama gave the following remarks on January 28th at the outgoing ceremony for the retirement of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel:

So today is a celebration of a quintessentially American life -- a man from the heartland who devoted his life to America. Just imagine, in your mind’s eye, the defining moments of his life. The kid from Nebraska who, as Marty said, volunteered to go to Vietnam. The soldier outside Saigon, rushing to pull his own brother from a burning APC. The deputy at the VA who stood up for his fellow Vietnam vets who were exposed to Agent Orange...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Rum lover’s utopia: Festival RumBahamas - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:35:15 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas - From February 27 to March 1, 2015 seasoned rum connoisseurs, cultured consumers, social sippers or those that are simply rum lovers will have the opportunity to treat themselves at Festival RumBahamas, a premier international rum extravaganza at historical Fort Charlotte in Nassau.

“Rum is often associated with a storied life at sea from the time of buccaneering and later, during America’s prohibition and is of vital importance to the history of the Islands of The Bahamas” said Ms. Charity Armbrister, Director of Events, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism...

Events Calendars : New Providence

New Providence Events Calendar - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:30:40 PM

Find out what is happening in New Providence. is here to serve the community of The Bahamas. It is our aim to provide positive content. We intend to depict the better-side of life in The Bahamas, and share how Bahamians are indeed people helping people. We provide a venue for Bahamians to feel connected to one another no matter what island of this archipelago they live on, or even if they now live abroad...


CenPOS Signs Exclusive Agreement With Bank of The Bahamas - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:24:47 PM

Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 CenPOS announced today that it has signed a mutually exclusive processing agreement and acquiring services with Bank of The Bahamas. The agreement covers the entire Commonwealth of The Bahamas and whereby Bank of The Bahamas will promote and rollout CenPOS’ suite of services to the business community throughout the country. These services include Mobile processing, Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment, integrated payment solutions, shopping carts, Point-to-Point encryption, tokenization, recurring billing, and Mobile Wallet.

The CenPOS technology solution gives Bank of The Bahamas a significant competitive advantage in the Commonwealth...

Sales & Promotions

Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Chef's Steak Night! Every Tuesday & Saturday - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:17:05 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Chef's Steak Night! Every Tuesday & Saturday from 5pm - 10:30 pm.

Try our new  All Natural Wagyu Beef 10oz. New York Strip-$24.95 or All Natural Black Angus Beef 12 oz. Rib Eye- $28.95 served with 2 sides and your choice of: Bearnaise Sauce or Peppercorn Sauce

Enjoy your dinner in a non-smoking environment...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: High powered assault rifle seized, 10 arrested - Handgun found in Pinewood Gardens - 27 other arrests - Jan 29, 2015 - 11:24:01 AM

Nassau, Bahamas -  Anti-Crime Operation yielding more success, 1 firearm seized and 10 arrested: POLICE are reporting more success under their anti-crime operation – aimed at arresting persons involved in criminal activities and crime prevention...

DEU Recover illegal handgun:
According to reports, around 2.30pm on Wednesday 28th January 2015, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence went to an abandoned building located at Jacaranda Street, Pinewood Gardens...

10 arrested during operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2015, Southeastern Division officers conducted an operation in the division on Wednesday 28th January 2015 that targeted persons wanted for various criminal offences...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Calls for Greater Integration and Expanding Domestic Markets at Opening of CELAC Summit - Jan 29, 2015 - 11:08:52 AM

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, urged the countries of the region to further integrate and to expand their domestic markets to restore the economic growth of the past decade, in his speech today at the opening ceremony of the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Costa Rica.

Secretary General Insulza said that the first challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean today is to restore the growth levels seen in the early twenty-first century, which allowed tens of millions of people to escape from poverty. “Many of the commercial and financial factors that allowed for the expansion of the last decade are no longer present in the global economy,” he warned...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Thursday, January 29th - Jan 29, 2015 - 11:00:46 AM

F orecast for the bahamas for today and tonight, Thursday 29th of January 2015.

Warnings: Boaters should exercise due caution due to moderate northerly ocean swells and swimmers should remain alert due to risk of rip currents along the northern shorelines.

General situation: A reinforcing cold front across the southeast bahamas will exit the area tonight as high pressure north of the area shifts across the islands in wake of the front...

Community : Service Organizations

Grand Bahama BNT Lecture Series Opens to a Packed House - Jan 29, 2015 - 10:04:16 AM

Freeport, Bahamas – The first public lecture hosted by the Grand Bahama Regional Branch of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) series opened to a full house last week. Packed with BNT members, local residents and students, Peter Barratt’s presentation on Taino and Maya civilizations, was described as excellent by many.

“Our meeting started with an amazing turnout. Not only were all chairs taken but we had people standing to hear the lecture on Taino and Maya parallel cultures,” said Shamie Rolle, Chairman of the Grand Bahama Regional Branch of the BNT. “Peter Barratt, the night's speaker was greeted as a beloved historian and member of our community by a standing ovation...

News : New Providence

Doctors Hospital gives a lifetime of mammograms - Jan 29, 2015 - 9:52:33 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Every year, Doctors Hospital offers women a chance to win a potentially life saving prize – Mammograms for Life in the state-of-the-art, full-field digital mammography center at Doctors Hospital.

More than 250 ladies entered themselves or were entered by someone who loves them for a chance to win. The most recent winner, who now has a free mammogram every year for the rest of her life is Sharrie Moxey.

The retiree was traveling when she was selected as the winner, was very excited to receive this possibly life saving prize...


“Peace Begins With Me” weekend in Nassau, February ‏ 27th & 28th - Jan 29, 2015 - 8:32:35 AM

The Peace for Life Promotions team along with their partners and sponsors plan to host our second annual “Peace Begins With Me” weekend on February 27 and 28, 2015. The weekend will commence with a National day of Peace across the country, where we invite the nation to observe a moment of silence and pray for peace in our nation.

Over the two day period, we have scheduled a Peace T-shirt Day, National Youth Peace Rally, Gospel concert, Peace Motorcade, Artist for Peace Showcase and Junkanoo Peace Rush Out. All of these events will be held at the Cultrual Heritage Site, Arawak Cay...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Five Hundred Additional Clients Receive Government-Issued Pre-paid Cards - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:43:24 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- More than five hundred beneficiaries of the Department of Social Services' Food Assistance Programme were presented with their Pre-paid Cards Monday as part of the Government of The Bahamas' Social Safety Net Reform Project.

All other persons who have been certified eligible for assistance will be added to the new payment system at the end of February, 2015.

Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin said the Government of The Bahamas, cognizant of the fact that the payment of Value Added Tax (VAT)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Data Protection Commissioner Courtesy Call at the Parliamentary Registration Department‏ - Jan 28, 2015 - 11:23:44 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Sherlyn Hall, Parliamentary Commissioner, left, welcomed Data Protection Commissioner Sharmie Farrington-Austin at the Parliamentary Registration Department in a courtesy call on January 27.

The week of January 26-30, 2015 is ‘National Privacy Week,’ in The Bahamas, under theme, “Connected and Protected.” ‘National Privacy Day’ is Wednesday, January 28, and is geared to helping industry, academia, and advocates highlight consumer privacy efforts, and to educating the general public on how to take steps to protect online data...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

Chile and Mexico are the First States to Consent to On-Site Visits in Fifth Round of OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism - Jan 28, 2015 - 11:11:06 PM

The governments of Chile and Mexico confirmed to the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) their consent to receive on site visits as part of the Fifth Round of the Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the OAS.

Both countries, the first to formally express their consent, notified the MESICIC Technical Secretariat of their decisions in accordance with the Methodology for Conducting On-site Visits. Both also consented to and received on-site visits during the Fourth Round of Review...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

BTC and One Bahamas Committee Plan Grand Bahama Unity Walk February 21 - Jan 28, 2015 - 10:48:49 PM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – BTC has joined forces with the One Bahamas Committee, both in Grand Bahama and New Providence, for a major ‘Unity Walk’ in late February.

Making the announcement Tuesday afternoon at BTC’s flagship store on Pioneers Way, Freeport, was Terrance Gape, Chairman of the One Bahamas Committee on Grand Bahama, and Talbot W. Collie, Vice-President of BTC, with responsibility for the Northern Bahamas.

Mr. Gape told the gathering that he was pleased to be joined by other members of the One Bahamas Committee on Grand Bahama and BTC to announce a special event on the calendar for the One Bahamas Celebrations this year...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Customs Long Service Awards Ceremony Held - Jan 28, 2015 - 10:06:35 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bahamas Customs Department held its Long Service Awards Ceremony on Tuesday evening, January 27, at Government House, hosted by the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre. 

Also pictured is Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, the Hon. Michael Halkitis , seated third left, and Comptroller of Bahamas Customs Charles Turner, seated fourth right.  Financial Secretary John Rolle is seated at right.

News : New Providence

Harold Road Landfill Fire Update: 80% of 17 acre burned area covered with fill - Jan 28, 2015 - 9:53:03 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas (Jan 28, 2015) Renew Bahamas has now covered the entire perimeter of the burned area of Harold Road Landfill with fill, which was producing a significant amount of smoke from the recent fire incident.

Work crews have now moved into covering the valley between the new and old landfills.In the short term, smoke may appear to increase as it is forced into a smaller area. Once covered, however, the remaining pockets of smoke should no longer be visible off-site and no longer a nuisance to the surrounding communities and the public...

Community : Service Organizations

Humane Society of Grand Bahama in Danger of Closing Due to Lack of Support - Jan 28, 2015 - 9:22:15 PM

Freeport, The Bahamas - The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) is one of the oldest non profit organizations on this island, founded in 1968.  As the human population of Grand Bahama has grown, we have also grown, from a small charity that helped a few animals in need, to the largest animal shelter in the Bahamas.  Last year we took in almost 1500 unwanted, abandoned, abused or neglected animals from the Grand Bahama community. 

We have done our best to alleviate animal suffering, nuisance animals, stray and roaming animals on this island and we are proud of what we have accomplished.  At just the time we should be working even harder to achieve a lasting difference, we find ourselves in the untenable situation of being unable to continue operating...


Rashad Saunders a.k.a. “Apollo” releases debut single, “Like Nicki Minaj" - Jan 28, 2015 - 8:13:04 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas  - Abstract Music Group Ltd. recording artist, Mr. Rashad Saunders a.k.a. “Apollo” is proud to present his debut single entitled, “Like Nicki Minaj”, to the world.

After an entire year of hard work, dedication and strategic planning, AMG President & Managing Director Mr. Howard Bowe says, “I feel as though the world is finally ready to embrace AMG and now is the appointed time to begin releasing our music to the world. “AMG is a promising record label with a driven roster of artists and label executives that are a force to be reckoned with in this music industry”, I am confident that this single which has been highly anticipated will dominate music charts worldwide...”

News : New Providence

China Harbour Engineering Company Announces Executive Change in The Bahamas - Jan 28, 2015 - 7:22:31 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas — China Harbour Engineering Company, the contractor for the North Abaco Port Project, has announced a change in its executive management, set to continue strengthening good business ties in The Bahamas.

Mr. Jeff Wang, who previously served as manager for CHEC’s Grenada operations, will replace Mr. Felix Chang as Principal of CHEC Bahamas. In this new role, Wang will manage business operations for the construction of the North Abaco Port as well as expand CHEC’s brand recognition globally as one of the world’s leading port developers...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Prime Minister Remarks at 3rd Summit of CELAC - Jan 28, 2015 - 7:01:45 PM

COSTA RICA - Remarks by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Chairman of Caricom at tje Opening Ceremony of the CELAC Summit om San Jose on 28th January 2015:

It is an honour to join you once again, as part of the Quartet of the Community of Latin American And Caribbean States (CELAC), representing the CARICOM sub-region. I thank you Mr. President for your kind welcome and the excellent arrangements which you have made for us. Indeed I am personally happy to be here today in furtherance of our discussions on the 9th January in Beijing about progress for the people of our countries...

News : Local

Fred Smith, QC: Mitchell’s absence from immigration debate is lamentable - Jan 28, 2015 - 6:56:13 PM

I was disappointed to learn that Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell is currently out of the country and therefore will not be available to take part in the upcoming COB debate on his controversial new immigration enforcement policy (today at 6pm, Harry C. Moore Library). I was looking forward to a lively and constructive discussion with the minister on the legality of the policy and its consequences for human rights in The Bahamas.

I maintain that the new policy, launched on November 1, 2014, involves several fundamental violations of the Constitution of The Bahamas, and is therefore unlawful. It is also my contention that harsh though it is, the policy is nothing more than a superficial, attention-seeking exercise designed to distract from the many failures of the PLP administration...

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