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Rum Bahamas Exceeds Expectations - Mar 3, 2015 - 5:30:10 PM
Nassau, New Providence - Over 4,000 people came to this year’s Rum Bahamas Festival held at
Fort Charlotte February 27- March 1 – an upward trend officials are hoping will
continue for years to come.
Catherine Chisnall Mitchell, director of PR and Marketing of Rum
Bahamas said this year’s event had almost 80 vendors, half of which were local
“The rise in both local and international attendance has been
encouraging and inspiring and we look forward to continued growth,” she said...
New Bahamas School Registration Policy Announced - Mar 3, 2015 - 3:12:05 PM
To help with the registration and
documentation of students, please be advised that commencing in the
academic year 2015/2016, all compulsory school aged students (ages five
to 16 years), will be required to possess either:
1) A Bahamian Passport.
2) A Birth Certificate, indicating a mother or father as a Bahamian citizen.
3) A permit authorizing the child to reside in The Bahamas...
Balearia’s Newest Vessel ‘Bahama Mama’ Begins Service To Freeport - Mar 3, 2015 - 3:06:11 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – Over 100
special invited guests from throughout the travel and tourism industry
recently climbed onboard the luxurious Balearia Bahamas Express’ newest
addition “Bahama Mama”, which now sails from South Florida to Grand
Bahama year round.
The state-of-the-art, 1,000-passenger capacity vessel had its inauguration ceremony at the Freeport Harbour.
with the service of the new vessel, Director General of the Ministry of
Tourism, Joy Jibrilu said, “This brand new ship will cut the time it
takes to ferry passengers between us in half signifying a most
Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival Returns to Exuma - Mar 3, 2015 - 2:38:20 PM
Domestic Tourism will get a major boost this
month as Ministry of Tourism officials are preparing to host the
Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival in George Town, Exuma.
The event, which is scheduled for March 12-14, is going on its 11th year.
Its theme this year is “Celebrating The Islands of The Bahamas”...
CIBC in Canada & The Bahamas Join Forces for Bahamas Red Cross Donation in Abaco - Mar 3, 2015 - 2:28:05 PM
Marsh Harbour, Abaco - The employees of CIBC Canada and CIBC
FirstCaribbean International Bank were on a mission early this year to lift up
the needy people of Abaco with a shipment of donated goods that arrived on the
According to Frank and Phyllis McVicker, the project was initiated and
spearheaded by their daughter, Sue Cronacher, who works at one of CIBC’s
Ontario branches. Mr. McVicker explained that once the bank’s customers
observed the donations being brought in at the bank, they excitedly joined the
effort with donations of their own...
URCA Opens Second Round of Consultation re: Proposed Infrastructure Sharing Regulations - Mar 3, 2015 - 2:23:04 PM
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA)
today commenced the second round of consultation on its proposed
Sharing Regulations. During the first
round of consultation, which closed on February 13, 2015, URCA received responses from three companies,
JazzTel Bahamas Limited, BTC and Cable Bahama
s Limited. These responses may be viewed on URCA’s
As The Bahamas
prepares for the liberalization of the mobile sector, with the imminent
introduction of mobile competition, URCA’s role is to encourage the
development of competition in the Electronic Communications Sector by
reducing barriers to entry...
Women's rights activist to speak at Join Me on the Bridge in Grand Bahama - Mar 3, 2015 - 1:19:58 PM
Join Me on the Bridge
Holds 6th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas -- On March 8th, women and men from The
Bahamas, along with international visitors, will be joining together at the
Garden of the Groves to celebrate
International Women's Day.
Grand Bahama’s 6th annual International Women’s Day celebration,
“Join Me on the Bridge”, will be held on the Labyrinth at the Garden of the
Groves on Sunday,
March 8th 2015 at 3pm.
Bahamas Realty Earns 5 Prestigious Awards at Global Real Estate Conference - Mar 3, 2015 - 1:06:02 PM
Bahamas Realty received 5 prestigious
awards for excellence from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), including the Top International Luxury Brokerage award for member firms with 1-100 sales
associates, recognizing Bahamas Realty for epitomizing
the quality, strength and luxury market expertise synonymous with the Luxury Portfolio brand.
The awards were
the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week, February 9-13 at Wynn Las Vegas.
LeadingRE and its Luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International®,
is the world’s largest network of premier locally-branded firms
producing more than
$234 billion in annual home sales. LeadingRE ...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Tuesday, March 3rd - Mar 3, 2015 - 12:26:46 PM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Tuesday 3rd March, 2015.
General situation: High pressure will continue to produce stable conditions across the area today.
Warnings: Mariners and beach goers should continue to exercise caution
due to the risk of rip currents mainly along the northern and eastern
Weather: Mostly sunny, warm and breezy today; fair and breezy tonight...
RBPF: Eleuthera resort robbed - Gold Nissan Bluebird vehicle stolen in Nassau - Mar 3, 2015 - 12:02:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - In the first incident,
shortly before 11:00pm on Monday 2nd March 2015, two men armed with a
handgun robbed a small resort located at Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera of a
large amount of cash and a cell phone before fleeing on foot.
the second incident, shortly after 2:30am on Tuesday 3rd March 2015, a
man had just pulled up in front of a residence located at Malcolm Road
West in his gold Nissan Bluebird vehicle license number 250029..
RBPF Grand bahama: 19yr. old Keilo Keith Thompson Wanted for Housebreaking - Mar 3, 2015 - 11:55:29 AM
Police in Grand Bahama needs the public assistance in locating Keilo Keith
Thompson age 19 years of #498 Hawaii Avenue, Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is
wanted for Housebreaking and is described as standing at 5’11” tall, dark brown
complexion and is thin built.
The subject is considered extremely dangerous and he should be approached with
caution. If you have any information concerning this person, please contact the
police in Grand Bahama at telephone number 352-9774/5, 350-3106-12,374-3713
or call your nearest police station.
RPBF Grand Bahama report armed robbery in West Settlers Way area - Mar 3, 2015 - 11:47:14 AM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an armed robbery that occur in the West
Settlers Way area.
Reports are that on Monday 2nd March 2015 shortly before 1:00pm,police received
information that two males who were described as wearing mask and armed with
knives robbed a business establishment of cash, personnel items and a dark green
Toyota Windham vehicle before making good their escape. The vehicle was later
Shortly after this incident police arrested two male suspects, who are currently
assisting them with this investigation..
Grand Bahama welcomes Balearia’s Bahama Mama Cruise Ferry - Mar 3, 2015 - 10:30:08 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- On Thursday,
February 26th, 2015, what can be described as a new era in South Florida
cruise ferry transportation began for the neighboring shores of Grand
Bahama Island. Over 100 special invited guests from throughout the
travel and tourism industry climbed onboard the luxurious,
state-of-the-art, 1000 passenger capacity vessel for the official
inauguration ceremony of Balearia Bahamas Express’s newest addition, the
“Bahama Mama” superfast Alhucemas.
Impressed with the service of
the new vessel, Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Joy
Jibrilu stated that “This brand new ship will cut the time it takes to
ferry passengers between us in half…” signifying “a most outstanding
Gov't to ensure Bahamians have access to affordable, efficient and quality healthcare - Mar 2, 2015 - 9:50:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas –
The Government of The Bahamas is committed to ensuring that all Bahamians have
access to affordable, efficient and quality healthcare. As such, the government
has launched the implementation strategy to ensure that all Bahamians have access
to a Universal Health Insurance system.
mission of The Bahamas Government is to provide quality healthcare that is
affordable and accessible to all its citizens” stated Minister of Health Dr.
Perry Gomez. Details of the Universal Health Insurance plan will be announced
by the Government after ongoing stakeholder consultations with all key parties
have been concluded...
Exuma swimming pigs get red carpet treatment at Florida film festival - Mar 2, 2015 - 7:15:06 PM
*AVENTURA, FL - February 27th marked the grand launch of Bahamian-born, Jarrod Knowles'
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival. The event saw international and American films and music videos as well as a handful of Bahamian films.
the inaugural launch, he had help from the smash-hit Bahamian
documentary, "When Pigs Swim", directed by Bahamian Charlie Smith, when
one of the swimming piggies joined them on the red carpet...
NASA Spacecraft Nears Historic Dwarf Planet Arrival - Mar 2, 2015 - 5:01:18 PM
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft
has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit
insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first mission to
successfully visit a dwarf planet when it enters orbit around Ceres on
Friday, March 6.
"Dawn is about to make history," said Robert
Mase, project manager for the Dawn mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion
Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. "Our team is ready and eager
to find out what Ceres has in store for us..."
Bahamas Minister of Works Addresses Infrastructural Developments in Mid-Term Budget Presentation - Mar 2, 2015 - 4:58:47 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – The Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development highlighted
infrastructural initiatives in his mid-year budget presentation to
Parliamentarians in the House of Assembly, February 25.
Among the initiatives is the implementation of a road
maintenance and management system, a part of the strengthening component of the
New Providence Infrastructure Improvement Programme, advocated and funded by
the Inter-American Development Bank.
According to Minister Davis, “this approach has been
partially effected by a strategically realigned procurement practice, awarding..."
BFSB and Bahamas Millennials Society plan Future Leaders Forum - Mar 2, 2015 - 4:57:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas –
When the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) launched the Bahamas
Millennials Society (BMS) late last year it appreciated that the goals
of the society met an identified human capital development need, but it
did not realize just how welcome the initiative would be to young
persons engaged in or seeking to enter the financial services industry.
In just the first few months the Society has attracted 4 corporate
sponsors and, of course, it is seeking more. Membership also is open to
individuals within member firms who do not have the employee numbers to
justify corporate sponsorship and to students studying in a degree
related to financial services, law, accounting or real estate...
Fatal Airplane Crash at Clifton Pier, Bahamas - Mar 2, 2015 - 4:36:54 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Bahamas Ministry of Transport & Aviation:
The public is hereby informed that the
Air Accident Investigation & Prevention Unit (AAIPU) of The Bahamas Civil
Aviation Department, in accordance with the provisions of Annex 13 of the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Schedule 19 of The Bahamas
Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (BASR), has concluded its investigation into
the fatal accident involving a C6-REV Piper PA31-350 aircraft, which occurred
near Clifton Pier, New Providence, on December 2nd, 2014...
2015 Red Cross Fair - Celebrating 74 years of Family Fun! - Mar 2, 2015 - 3:40:50 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Don't miss
The Bahamas Red Cross Society
Fair 2015 "
74 Years- Celebrating Family fun" Saturday
March 28th 12 Noon - until at Government House Grounds Lower Gardens.
"Enjoy Fun Filled Family Entertainment"
A variety of Foods, Popcorn, Conch Fritters, Hoop La, Plants, Hamburgers, Bingo, Disco Games and much more...
Daylight Saving Time to commence on Sunday, March 8th - Mar 2, 2015 - 3:40:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office wishes to
advise the general public that Daylight Saving Time will commence on Sunday, 8th March, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. and will continue until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, 1st
Set your clocks forward one hour prior to going to bed Saturday, March 7th...
World Day of Prayer services set for Nassau, Bahamas - Mar 2, 2015 - 3:14:14 PM
World Day of Prayer will take place on March 6th, 2015, and this year focuses on The Bahamas. If
you are planning to be in New Providence, The Bahamas, for the World
Day of Prayer celebrations, here is the schedule of the activities. All
Tuesday, March 3, 9 am - Children’s Services at Baptist Schools
March 5, 7 am - Worship Service to welcome the beginning of World Day
of Prayer in the earth, as the day begins at the International Date
Line, seventeen hours before it begins...
Acting Justice Cheryl Grant-Bethell Sworn In - Mar 2, 2015 - 3:03:32 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Hon. Justice Cheryl Grant-Bethell was sworn
in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court by Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, on Friday, February 27, 2015 at
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Members Call on Minister Darville - Mar 2, 2015 - 2:53:05 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Ladies of the
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DSTS), paid a courtesy call on the Minister
for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville on Friday.
During the courtesy call the ladies presented the Minister with suggestions on job creation.
response, Minister Darville on behalf of the Government and the
Ministry for Grand Bahama thanked the ladies for their visit and
presentation. He told them that with the unemployment rate at over 14
percent in Nassau, and 18 per cent in Grand Bahama...
Cat Island to host Richton Park, Illinois delegation - Mar 2, 2015 - 2:38:20 PM
The Cat Island Sister City Association is
hosting a delegation from the Village of Richton Park, Illinois, over
the next four days to conclude talks on the formation of a Sister City
The seven-member delegation trip come on the heels
of a similar visit a group from Cat Island paid to the people of Richton
Park in September 2014 that was facilitated by Immerse Bahamas, a
destination management company, which set the wheels in motion...
The Blue Economy offers rich rewards to Caribbean countries that seize the moment - Mar 2, 2015 - 2:32:55 PM
countries face a variety of serious economic challenges which act as
major impediments to their growth and development. The continued
reliance on one major export product with associated vulnerability to
economic shocks as well as natural disasters places many in this region
in a precarious position.
Caribbean countries carry unsustainable debt with two countries having
debt to GDP ratios over 100% and seven countries exceeding 75%. Overseas
development assistance has been on the decline
and is no longer an option for the large majority of Caribbean
countries. Graduation to middle income status has also meant that
concessional financing is no longer available...
UN Development Programme representative calls on Bahamas Ministry of Health - Mar 2, 2015 - 2:18:49 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Ministry of
Health on Monday welcomed Arun Kayshyap, United Nations Resident
Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations
Development Programme in The Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica
and Turks and Caicos Islands. Mr. Kayshyap is based in Jamaica.
Pictured from left at the courtesy call are: Chief Medical Officer Glen
Beneby, Arun Kayshyap, Permanent Secretary Marco Rolle, Director of
Nursing Marcel Johnson, and Dr. Pearl McMillan Director of Public
Bahamas: International Labour Organization Meeting Gets Underway - Mar 2, 2015 - 2:14:04 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Hon.
Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour and National Insurance and the Public Service
welcomed Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization
(ILO) to a conference focusing on labour issues, youth employment and related
The Ninth ILO Meeting of the
Caribbean Ministers of Labour will be held March 3-4, 2015 at the British
Mr. Ryder paid a Courtesy Call on
Mr. Gibson at the Ministry of Labour on Monday, March 2. The dialogue focused on issues up for
discussion during the two-day conclave, which would be officially...