NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,
was pleased to accept an assortment of vital medical equipment from
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., facilitated by the Pan American
Development Foundation (PADF), for the community clinic in Crooked
Island which was severely damaged during the passage of Hurricane
Joaquin in October 2015.
The equipment was handed over during a press conference and Signing of Memorandum at NEMA on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
MOU, detailing the particulars of the equipment, was signed by Captain
Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA and Roberto Obando, Project Director,
Nassau, New Providence - The Bahamas Olympic Committee today named the
national team travelling to represent the country at the Summer Olympic
Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The
team’s top sponsor since the 2012 London Olympics is The Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC).
“We are extremely grateful to BTC for
again stepping forward to support Bahamian international sport”, said
Olympic Committee Secretary General Romell Knowles. “The athletes are
trained and approaching their high peak of fitness and readiness just in
time to compete at their best.”
team is led by returning Chef de Mission Roy Colebrook, also a Vice
President of the Olympic Committee. Team Manager is Ralph McKinney...
Two leading organisations with strong ties to the marine environment
today added their voices to quickly mounting applause, thanking Disney
Cruise Lines for shelving plans to lease Egg Island in North Eleuthera
for a private island cruise destination.
“Speaking on behalf of
Waterkeepers Bahamas and Save The Bays, I extend heartfelt
congratulations to Disney Cruise Lines and to the citizens of North
Eleuthera who, as a corporation and as a community, came to the same
conclusion -- that to have proceeded with plans to develop this
ecologically sensitive area into a heavily trafficked, commercial
venture requiring extensive dredging and destruction of coral reefs
would have been an environmental disaster..."
The Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation’s Annual Northern
Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Show will take place this Saturday,
July 23, 2016 at the Regency Theatre starting at 7pm. Prejudging starts
A competitors motorcade is set for Friday, July 22nd leading to the Port
Lucaya Marketplace where a public weigh-in will take place from 6 -
“This is the first year that the Northern Bahamas Show will be used as a
pre-qualifier leading up to The Bahamas Nationals, which will be held
on August 27, in Nassau, at the Melia Ball Room..."
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Bahamian NBA basketball star Chavano "Buddy"
Hield arrived in Nassau, July 20, and will be honoured among other
national sports legends on Thursday
evening at special ceremonies during the nation's 43rd Anniversary of
Bahamas Independence celebrations. Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Dr Daniel Johnson welcomed Buddy at a Press Conference
at Lynden Pindling International Airport, VIP Lounge, and Director
General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu made a presentation to the popular
athlete, who worked his way from the basketball courts of Grand Bahama
Island all the way to the NBA and the New Orleans Pelicans.
One of the most sought after female artists in The Bahamas is
set to take the stage at the Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming which
runs July 22nd to 24th at Taino Beach in Freeport. Bishop will perform
on the evening of Saturday, July 23rd.
"Bishop being a native of
Grand Bahama, we the regatta committee members know that she will put on
a show like none other," said Chervita Campbell. "Bishop through her
performances and songs, inspire the young and young at heart. We're
excited to have her performing this year!"
Bahamas National Trust applauds the decision by Disney Cruise Lines to
abandon their plans to develop Egg Island, off North Eleuthera.
development and environmental concerns is a challenge that the
government faces frequently,” said BNT President Larry Glinton.
are pleased that today it was decided that corporate and national
environmental objectives are not mutually exclusive, and the result is
that Egg island will remain in its natural state to be enjoyed by the
people of The Bahamas for generations to come,” Mr Glinton said...
The patio of
Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday
nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy
"Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy
the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with
Our bar menu will be available outside waterside
all evening and
happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm. Make the best of the
last day of the weekend by enjoying a casual atmosphere with great
entertainment. We have
burgers, dips, sushi, oysters, wings, and more!
Check out the
special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Ultimate Free Marina-side Summer
Concert & Party is happening this Saturday at the Dive In Marina Bar
& Restaurant at Unexso with Uppercut and Guest International Jazz
Recording artist Marcus Johnson, and DJ Ezzy. Join us and the BKS Travel
Group out of Washington DC as we add Jazz Funk to the mix. Come and
mingle dress in white if you like D.C. style!
The Free Concerts
at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar
& Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 jamming an
energetic slew of hot new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't
want to miss this!
Concerts at the Marina under the stars with
Uppercut' are all about providing unique musical experiences for those
bored of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND
of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and
look at this picture and the words “shy and introverted” do not come to
mind, but they are exactly what set
Grand Bahama teenager Dereja Bain on the path to just becoming the country’s
youngest karate black belt.
Her lack of
confidence had impacted her school work as a Grade 3 girl at Sunland Baptist Academy,
but she was naturally strong and well-coordinated, and armed with those
qualities joined The Bahamas Martial Arts Academy. Just eight years later she made history.
15-year-old, who just completed Grade 10, not only has accomplished something
remarkable in her chosen sport, but is much more relaxed and confident in life
generally, and an excellent student who lists math as her favourite subject...
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on the IMF’s projection that The Bahamas
unemployment rate will increase: “Instead of growing the economy and
providing good jobs as they were elected and as they promised to do, the
PLP has sat idly by and allowed the Bahamian economy to fail. Baha Mar
still sits vacant; an empty hulking testament to the PLP’s many broken
promises – this one being their promise of five-thousand good paying
jobs. And thanks to the empty rhetoric and broken promises from this PLP
Government, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects that The Bahamas unemployment rate will increase to 15.6 percent.”
PLP Government continues to fail the Bahamian people at every turn. We
continue to receive reports from..."
NASSAU, Bahamas - Love is always in The Bahamas and one adventurous
couple is hoping to put their love and commitment on display to break
the Guinness World Record attempt for the longest underwater kiss on
July 24, 2016.
Earlier this year, Gordon and Mymy McKenzie of
Scotland and Switzerland respectively, took part in a world record
attempt to break the longest dive at Stuart Cove and left with an idea
that could not only shatter the world record but also raise money for
the Southern Islands impacted by Hurricane Joaquin. Currently, the
current record for the longest underwater kiss stands at 3 minutes and
24 seconds and is held by two Italian free divers...
When a young boy
disappears from a small town under mysterious circumstances, it is up to
those who knew him to venture out of their safe little lives to a
bigger and more dangerous world. As the investigation intensifies a
young girl appears who might be the missing piece to the puzzle that
could shed light on a government conspiracy.
Joyce Byers is a
single mom trying to raise her two sons, but when the youngest of them
goes missing it sets up a chain of events that could have lasting
reality warping ramifications on their small town...
Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have
conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized
planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the
chances of habitability on two exoplanets.
Specifically, they discovered that the exoplanets
TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c, approximately 40 light-years away, are unlikely to have puffy, hydrogen-dominated atmospheres usually found on gaseous worlds.
“The lack of a smothering hydrogen-helium envelope increases the chances
for habitability on these planets,” said team member Nikole Lewis ...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Immigration has taken note of the increase in the number of applications
that have been made in all of the Passport Offices in The Bahamas as
well as in the Overseas Offices, especially during the summer period.
Steps are being taken to address these issues to the extent that
A Special Team of Staff members has been put in
place to deal with issues relating to Grand Bahama and to assist with
the backlog of issued passports in Grand Bahama.
The 2016 Davis Cup Zone III Co-Winners returned home yesterday to a heroes’
welcome. The team, which includes player/captain Marvin Rolle, Baker
Newman, Spencer Newman and Kevin Major Jr. are still taking in their
gargantuan win in La Paz, Bolivia. The group played their last match on
Saturday where they defeated Jamaica 2-0. This win catapulted Team
Bahamas from Zone III to Zone II. In 2016 there was participation from
135 nations in the Davis Cup, making the Davis Cup the world’s largest
annual international team competition in sport!
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) planned a special day which
included live radio interviews, call ins and open phone lines, newspaper
interviews, television recordings and a warm congratulatory reception
at the National Tennis Centre. The team had an opportunity to relay
their experiences to the general public and to share their special
moments in this year’s Davis Cup Competition...
It was only this morning that The Bahamas Olympic Committee in
concert with the Bahamas Association of Amateur Athletic Associations
received communication from the IAAF inviting The Bahamas to enter the
4x400 women’s relay team to participate in the BTC Bahamas National Team
travelling to Rio de Janeiro.
The Bahamas Olympic Committee accepted the invitation and the following individuals have been named to the team: Christine Amertil, Lanece Clarke, Carmeisha Cox, Shaquania Dorsett, Shaunae Miller and Anthonique Strachan...
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by Hon. Dr. Daniel D. Johnson, Member Of
Parliament for Carmichael Constituency at the Monthly Constituency
Meeting on 19 July 2016:
Carmichael, being your servant leader, sounding board, messenger,
confidant and yes social partner was a joy and privilege that few
Bahamians get to enjoy. You reposed your confidence in me to carry your
collective aspiration to the halls of Parliament and I did my best to
represent your concerns.
We have accomplished much together. The
constituency based sports academy and programs allowed for lasting
friendships and I have grown as a person and a leader as a result of our
As part of its commitment to nation building and the development of
a cadre of trained specialists within the field, The Bahamas Agriculture and
Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) is set to host its Inaugural Agricultural
Extension Training Programme, July 19 – 29 at its campus in North Andros. The
intensive two-week schedule, which will consist of hands-on field experience as
well as lectures by BAMSI faculty and University of Florida professors in Agriculture
Extension, is an important push for recent graduates who are set to take on the
role of professionally-trained extension officers by the end of the summer.With a shift in the Government’s focus on Food and Nutrition
Security, the provision of trained agriculturalist will ensure the attainment
of the goal as well as the sustainability of this nation’s environment thereby supporting
the government’s efforts to bolster food security measures across the
The leadership race in the Free National Movement is bringing out the
extra in some people. None more extra than that of challenger, FNM
Member of Parliament for Long Island, Loretta Butler-Turner, and her
empty statements on the economy we read in the Nassau Guardian published
on the 20th July 2016
We took note that on the other fold was an
opinion editorial written by the former FNM Minister of Finance,
Zhivargo Laing, where he asked what exactly is wrong with the economy?
It is almost as if they were trying to give you visions of what would
happen under Butler-Turner’s leadership. Quite frankly, those visions
are more like nightmares!
Nassau, Bahamas - The non-profit, activist group Solidarity242 is urging
Bahamians to join its Viral Protest designed to push government into
activating the Sex Offenders Registry and MARCO Alert system for missing
children. “It has been five years since The Bahamas was rocked by the
brutal death of Marco Archer and yet Marco’s Law is not fully
functional. There is no Sex Offenders Registry, there is no MARCO
Alert,” said Kishlane Knowles, co-founder of Solidarity242. “Our
children are being left vulnerable and we as Bahamians have to push back
and demand that the government does its part in protecting our
children, as promised.”
In 2013, Freeport saw the loss of five
(5) young boys, all of whom went missing, all of whom were murdered. In
June of 2015, Minister for Social Services, Melanie Griffin revealed in
her 2015/2016 Budget Address that there had been an increase in the
reported cases of sexual abuse and incest incidents involving children...
The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming is set to take place at
Taino Beach in Freeport from July 22nd through 24th. The regatta
committee is excited to announce that one of their headliners will be
Julien Believe, creator of the Junkanoo Pop Sound and Bahamian Icon
Award winner for the Most Popular Song in 2014 for his single ‘
The Caribbean Slide’.
"We are very fortunate and excited to have obtained Julien for our Homecoming," said committee chair, Chervita Campbell. "Julien
represents the younger generation in our entertainment industry, and
just like the music industry, we need our youth to keep the sport of
sailing alive and thriving..."
Monday, July 25, the independent contemporary gospel singer Veola Sophia will
debut her latest studio endeavor, a single entitled ‘Keep Moving.’ The elegant
new track, which was produced by Reubin Heights and DJ Elevator at Perfect
Blend Studios, is a beautiful excursion through Veola’s talent for inspiring
her listeners with masterful lead vocals and relatable lyricism. The song will
go live on all major digital music platforms, and local fans can also pick up a
physical copy of the new effort at the Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day
Adventists in Nassau.
native of the Bahamas, Veola began singing gospel music in church at a very
young age. Over the years, she has been lauded for her talent in the Bahamas,
and in the United States.
Her infectious, lovable presence as a performer has often put her into the
limelight as a featured lead vocalist of church groups. In 2014, she debuted as
a solo vocalist with her first release, ‘100 Meters...
I have just returned with my family from Exuma where we spent ten days
relaxing and admiring the beauty there. If there is anyone who doubts
that there is a God, go to Exuma and they will quickly realise that
there must be a Supreme Being to have created such beauty and
On returning, I met a letter to the Editor from The
Graduate advising me not to kill the messenger. To take a message
seriously, you must know who the message is from. In this case, The
Graduate (he/she/it) is not delivering the message. The Graduate
(he/she/it) is rendering a personal opinion, not delivering one for
Nassau, Bahamas - The Prime Minister Perry Christie poses with veteran Bahamian talk show host, Ed Fields and his co-host, Rogan Smith following his interview on the Ed Fields Live talk show.
Mr. Christie, who took part in the show's one-year anniversary, weighing in on a number of hot-button issues, while giving updates on the status of the Baha Mar project, National Health Insurance and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), which he leads.
Officers of Operation Turf Sweep uncovers another firearm.
with the Commissioners Policing Plan on Wednesday 20th July 2016
shortly before 10:00pm, Officers of Operation Turf Sweep acting on
information, while in the area of the Mall Drive, discovered in bushes a