On Friday, February 17th, 2017 the Ministry of Tourism’s Product
Development Department, under its Sustainable Tourism focus, launched a
year-long Sustainable Biodegradable program dubbed “Reduce Styro and use
Bio” during a press conference at the Ministry’s office.
for the event were members of the Sustainable Tourism Committee, which
consisted of representatives from Keep Grand Bahama Clean, Bahamas
National Trust and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers, along with
local retailers and wholesalers from the food service industry...
(ILO News) The Director-General of the International Labour
Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder called on The Most Honourable Andrew
Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica, who was accompanied by
Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Foreign Trade, and The Honourable Shahine Robinson, MP,
Minister of Labour and Social Security, on 22 February 2017.
The Director-General commended the Government of Jamaica for putting
inclusive growth, job creation and decent work at the centre of the work
undertaken by the Economic Growth Council and the national strategy of
Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council Executives paid a Courtesy Call on
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government
House on Tuesday, February 21, to celebrate the Council's 22nd Charter
Pictured from left: Ricardo P. Deveaux - Charter Council
President & First Inductee, Fraternal Hall of Fame; Beverly
Wallace-Whitfield - 71-year Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
and 2013 Inductee, Fraternal Hall of Fame; Harrison Lockhart - Council
President; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Georgette Albury - Council
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement:
should be no doubt that this Government’s effort to introduce their Spy
Bill under the cover of night was another effort of the desperate PLP
to seize and wield more ill-gotten power. Bahamians everywhere have been
subjected to nearly five years of their schemes, their empty rhetoric
and series of broken promises. This is nothing new for the PLP; it was
this Government that illegally operated the National Intelligence Agency
without introducing a bill to legalize it... “
Grade 6 students and staff of Amy Roberts Primary School, Green Turtle
Cay, Abaco, paid a courtesy call upon Governor-General Her Excellency
Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, February 20,
Official photo take by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
Marilyn Meeres was sworn in as Vice-President of the Industrial Tribunal
by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a
brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, February 22, 2017..
Official photo take by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
Valentine’s Day 2017 was all about showing love to BTC’s customers on
Grand Bahama Island. The company’s Northern Bahamas team hosted a
massive Love Day Giveway which gave customers access to even more great
savings on products and services ranging from the new Samsung J7 and the
Hauewii Y3ii to the recently launched Flow TV, Home Phone Plus and
Business Phone Plus packages.
“BTC has introduced a ton of
amazing new product offerings” explained Marketing & Public
Relations manager Lateasha Lord, “and with February being the month of
love, BTC decided to show a little MORE love to our very loyal customers
and give them a chance to take advantage of some of those products and
Reports are that
shortly before 9:00am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017, two men were
driving in a vehicle on Cowpen Road, when two males pulled up in a white
Honda Fit vehicle and shot one of them before speeding off. The victim
was taken to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.
HANDGUN SEIZED, TWO IN CUSTODY
with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Southwestern Division
officers took two adult males into custody following the seizure of a
handgun on Tuesday 21st February 2017...
The Transforming Spaces Committee is finalizing plans for this year’s
13th art tour scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, 2017.
The weekend tour will include a morning and afternoon tour on Saturday,
and a morning tour on Sunday.
Transforming Spaces has always
experimented with its format, but this year they will be returning to
the original format of a dedicated guided Bus Tour transporting patrons
to and from the various participating galleries which will include: the
D’Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF), Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, Hillside
House, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), New Providence
Art & Antiques (NPAA), and PopopStudios International Centre for
Visual Arts (ICVA)...
A Blue Hill Estates Town Meeting of Blue Hills residents was held at the
Chapel on the Hill, February 20, 2017 to discuss plans for the new Post
Office, and also access to Blue Hill Road.
discussion included: Elimination of access to Baillou Hill Road (Blue
Hill Road) from west to east; Plans for New Post Office Building,
including 4 storeys (possible basement) and impact on the community;
Changes to traffic flow of service road connecting to Tonique Williams
Darling Highway; Alternative access to TWD Highway from east to west...
Accreditation, capital works, and new academic programmes are among the
major initiatives occurring at the University of The Bahamas.
Rodney Smith, President, said work has already “aggressively” begun on
some of the institution’s “most important goals” and highlighted the
changes at a Media Information Meeting, February 21, at the Culinary and
Hospitality Management Institute, University of The Bahamas (UB).
Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Hon. Khaalis Rolle (front centre,
grey suit and tie) takes photo with local and international
participants, presenters, organisers and stakeholders, during the first
day of the United Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Symposium on Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
and the SOMOA Pathway in SIDS, on February 21, 2017, at Melia resort.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Mr. Wu Hongbo is to the right of Minister Rolle...
As other speakers have noted, the Sustainable Development Goals are
transformative. They provide a path by which we can preserve our planet
for generations to come. The 17 goals and the accompanying targets are
the culmination of important deliberations between nations. They
represent a set of goals in which every country can systematically
pursue. These goals focus on inclusive development, the elimination of
poverty, and hunger, the provision of quality education, clean water and
sanitation and the creation of a healthy, safer world. These are
ambitious goals but with focused determination and commitment they are
All of the countries present here today, together with others who could
not be here, have committed themselves to an aggressive agenda of
sustainable development over the next 15 years. It is critical that the
next steps focus on how to achieve these goals, while respecting the
unique needs and challenges faced by individual nations...
Voter registration numbers have increased since nine registration
centres have been open in Central and West Grand Bahama, said Cecil
Thompson, consultant with the Parliamentary Registration Department
during a press conference on Wednesday morning.
locations were opened in early January of this year, they were done so
in or near schools so as to make it easier for parents dropping their
children off or picking them up to register. For the first day, they
only registered 90 voters, and after a brief break and restarting their
drive, for the week of January 23 to 27, 2017...
has announced that it has upgraded its Unstructured Supplementary Service Data
new upgrade, customers are now able to select Creole as a language preference.
To access this new update, customers can dial *200# where they are presented
with the option to either select “one” for English or “two” for Creole.
CEO Leon Williams said, “This is another first for BTC and a first for
The Bahamas. Today, we have upgraded our USSD menu to include a Creole
language option. This new update is reflective of our continued quest to
improve the customer experience here at BTC...