NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Government of The Bahamas has established a
National Committee for ‘World Expo 2020,’ which will take place in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 2020 – April 10, 2021.
Committee will be comprised of government agencies, academia, the
private sector and civil society, Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell said during a press conference at the
Foreign Affairs Ministry, Thursday, August 25, 2016...
Nassau, New Providence - The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) now has two exciting opportunities for creative, talented and professional individuals with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for
outreach, fundraising, public relations at the nation’s premier
The NAGB has both a
Communications and Development Officer, and
Receptionist positions open.
Toronto, Ont. – John Lawrence, STEP Worldwide Director, Founding Member
of the STEP LATAM Conference and Past Deputy Chair of STEP Worldwide
announced today that The Bahamas Ministry of Financial Services has come
on board as The Presenting Sponsor for The STEP LATAM 2016 Conference.
John will also be a speaker at the 2016 STEP LATAM Conference in Panama
“As always, The Bahamas Ministry of Financial Services is a
major supporter of the STEP LATAM Conference, once again establishing
The Bahamas as a premier IFC and a jurisdiction that is open for
business in Latin America. With over 13 Latin American jurisdictions
participating on the advisory committee for the conference...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – International choirs have joined with Bahamian
national choirs to create a week of music of the Americas radiating from
Nassau city churches, and The College of The Bahamas from Sunday,
August 21 through August 30. It is a unique festival of song, free of
charge. Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe welcomed the choirs
to this Bahamas International Choral Festival at an Opening Ceremony on
Sunday at Atlantis, Paradise Island.
The choir participants are
young people of the Americas, from the north, Canada, through warmer
climes. Concerts take place at mid-day at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
Kirk, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Zion Baptist Church, and Trinity
While the Attorney General admonishes Bahamians to trust the Prime
Minister in regards to the details of the latest Baha Mar agreement, I
say that the citizenry should mobilize every tool available to us to
demand the information be revealed. The billion-dollar question is
whether the electorate agrees.
According to the July 2015 winding up
petition initiated by the Bahamas government and filed against Baha Mar,
"The government of The Bahamas and its entities have provided an
estimated $1.2 billion worth of concessions to the respondents to
facilitate the development."Since the current (and previous) government
administration of The Bahamas sought fit to grant such generous
allowances to this development over the years, will we the people demand
transparency to be able to better scrutinize the transactions of those
negotiating on our behalf?
Nassau, The Bahamas - If you enjoy wine, doing good in the world, and
mingling with positive minded community leaders then you don't want to
miss "A Taste of Wine and Rotary." The Rotary Clubs of Nassau and East
Nassau are hosting a wine tasting event on Saturday September 3rd from
6-9pm at Premier Cru on Gladstone Road.
be purchased at Geoffrey Jones & Co on Rosetta Street in Palmdale
or from one of the clubs before their weekly meeting. Come during
fellowship between 12:30 and 1pm to purchase a ticket or stay for the
meeting (1-2pm). The speaker on August 26th at the Rotary Club of East
Nassau, meeting at the Nassau Yacht Club...
The Free National Movement condemns in the strongest possible terms the
suspicious and undemocratic decision by the Christie led PLP government
to request the Supreme Court of The Bahamas to put beyond the reach of
the Bahamian people the Agreement which it signed with China EXIM Bank
to complete the Baha Mar project. The Government must be aware that the
agreement that they signed was executed by them on behalf of the
Bahamian people and as a result, the Government has a sacred duty to
make the agreement public and not keep the details from the people.
dictatorial and dishonest Governments do the peoples' business in the
dark of night and hope that their deals never see the light of day.
wish to put both the Government and the Chinese on notice that once in
office an FNM Government in the sunshine will expose the agreement to
the Bahamian people if this Government does not, so that any part of it
that is not in the interest of...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Minister of Education, Science and Technology the
Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald announced the establishment of the National
Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas (NAECOB) during a
press conference at the Ministry, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
accreditation is a normal practice to ensure that institutions offering
educational services are not doing so solely for profit while
neglecting the quality of courses, preparation of students,
qualifications and experience of instructors, and the parity of courses
with other institutions,” Minister Fitzgerald said...
Nassau, Bahamas - Searching for armed robbery suspect: Police are seeking the public’s help in locating two male suspects
responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday 24th August
Shooting death suspect in custody: An adult male
is in custody assisting police into a shooting death of a male.
Selective Enforcement Team officers arrested the male shortly after
1:00am on Thursday 25th August 2016.
Reports are that shortly
before 10:00pm Tuesday 23rd August 2016, a man was involved in an
argument with another man..
FREEPORT – A donation of four floor fans and a kitchen blender to the
Burrows Home for the Aged by FNM candidate for Pineridge Frederick
McAlpine will provide much needed assistance to the 13 elderly and
disabled men and women at the care facility.
accompanied by his wife Tracey and Party members, made the presentation
to the facility on Wednesday morning and spent time praying with and for
those in the Home’s care. The Burrows Home, located a short distance
from the Rand Memorial Hospital, is in the Pineridge Constituency...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding
the stabbing death of a male that occurred on Thursday 25th August
Reports are that shortly after 12:30am, a woman reported to
police that she had just stabbed her boyfriend during an argument.
Police then went to a home located at Ida Street, where they met the
lifeless body of an adult male who appeared to have been stabbed to
death. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in
locating 28 year old Stephan Paul Beneby of #54 Coral Reef Estates,
Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for
Stealing and is described as standing at 5’6” in height, weighing 130
lbs. with medium brown complexion and slim built.
If seen or if
you have any information concerning this person, please contact the
Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone # 350-3107 thru 12,
911/919 or call your nearest police station...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Graham Holloway of BKP Development Research and Consulting paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan at the Ministry on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. BKP was selected to facilitate the project, “Institutional Strengthening for EPA Implementation: Strengthening the National Quality Infrastructure in The Bahamas” for the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ).
The project aims to formulate a National Quality Policy to guide establishment of National Quality Infrastructure, supporting Bahamian product competitiveness and consumer protection...
NASSAU, Bahamas: With the second week of Goombay Summer Festival (GSF) a
mere memory, officials at the Ministry of Tourism are making sure that
the economic benefits are felt throughout the festival period.
of Events Charity Armbrister believes that events such as GSF and
Junkanoo Summer Festival (JSF) exist to supplement the local economy.
really important that we put on these kinds of festivals and events;
it’s important to our local economy and our vendors,” Armbrister said.
Calling service “the number one reason we are the leading bank in The
Bahamas,” Commonwealth Bank officially opened the doors to its new
$800,000 corporate learning centre recently.
Located adjacent to
its Prince Charles Branch, the 8,740 square foot single story building
houses highly functional high-tech training facilities, including
interactive digital and audio-visual equipment, conference rooms and
motivational themes throughout.
“Service is what sets us apart,
and that service does not come without constant reinforcement of its
importance,” Bank President Ian Jennings said when the contract for the
new learning centre was signed in late February.
Nassau, Bahamas. August 24, 2016 – After nearly 20 years of
inactivity, the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association is reemerging with new
drive thanks to the assistance of donors such as CIBC FirstCaribbean.
With Sickle Cell Month on the horizon in September, the newly revamped
and reorganized health advocacy group received a donation from the bank
to assist in its education and awareness activities.
established in 1982 by Dr. Patrick Roberts at a time when nearly 1 in
400 Bahamians tested positive with the Sickle Cell Trait, the
organization tapered out for two decades due to a combination of
challenges and expenses. Now under the management of Lady Sonja Lynette
Longley, the group has returned reinvigorated, touting ambitious goals
for its first few years...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating
18 – year old Faith Simmons, also known as Faith Armbrister of Atlanta,
Georgia and of Springfield Road, New Providence,who was reported missing
by family members.
Johnson, who was last seen in the area of
Springfield Road on Sunday 21st August 2016, is described as a medium
brown female, slim build and about 5’ 4” tall...
Nassau, Bahamas - Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement
(FNM), issued the following statement on the Prime Minister and his PLP
Government hiding the Baha Mar deals from the Bahamian people:
Free National Movement is shocked and dismayed that the Christie led
government has requested that the under the table secret deal that the
Government made with the Chinese be sealed by the courts of The Bahamas.
The Government must be aware that the agreement that they signed was
signed by them on behalf of The Bahamian people and so the Government
has a duty to make the agreement public. Only dictatorial and corrupt
Governments do the peoples' business in the dark of night and hope that
they never see the light of day but we wish to put both the Government
and the Chinese on notice that we will put the sunlight on the agreement
and cancel any part that is not in the interest of The Bahamian
(ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that
the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1 per cent
in 2016 and remain at that level through
to 2017 (up from 12.9 per cent in 2015).
ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2016, Trends for Youth report shows that as a result, the global number of unemployed youth is set to rise by half a million this year to
reach 71 million (table 1) – the first such increase
in 3 years.
Of greater concern is the share and number of young people, often in
emerging and developing countries, who live in extreme or moderate
poverty despite having a job...
ALICE TOWN, BIMINI - The historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina
continues its tradition of hosting topnotch fishing tournaments by
announcing Wahoo Smackdown VIII, slated for November 10-13, 2016.
year the authentic Bahamian offshore tournament is led by longtime
Bimini Big Game Club dockmaster Captain Robbie Smith, who has been
greeting thousands of boaters and anglers at the docks over the last 28
years. Capt. Smith, a 2015 Bahamian Icon Awards finalist, is certified
by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) as an official Weigh
This publication presents data on the work permits granted in The
Bahamas by the Department of Immigration for the year 2015. It contains
tables outlining work permits granted by industry, occupational group,
the applicants’ nationality and sex.
The data in this report are
collected by the Department of Immigration and forwarded to the
Department of Statistics where they are processed, analyzed and
An orphaned boy
spends years in a forest with a creature thought to be a myth. When he
is discovered by people migrating to that area of the forest due to
their work, he must decide the best course of action for himself and his
Pete is a young boy who is an orphan after his parents
died in a car crash and he has been living with a dragon who lives in
the forest that he now calls his home. Elliott is a dragon who lives in
the forest and has made Pete a part of his family after finding him when
he wandered into the woods, but now he must decide if his friend should
stay with him or the humans who have discovered him...
“AbracaDAbra!” shouted the Emperor perched atop a golden podium securely
mounted on the armoured tank. With a flick of his voluminous red silken
cape and a dramatic flourish (worthy in motion to his junkanoo shuffle)
of the magic wand held firmly in his right hand across his upturned
silken black top hat, the air was immediately filled with thousands of
sparkling fireworks shooting straight up into the darkened Moody night
sky, along with plumes of thick white smoke befitting the importance of
his announcement! He would not be outdone by the fireworks of the recent
Olympics, especially since he was wearing his golden replica!
subjects, pressed excitedly against the metal barriers, turned their
heads upwards to the sky to watch in jaw-dropping amazement as the
stupendous fireworks erupted and crackled in thunderous abandon against
During the last Budget presentation the Government snuck a provision
through that businesses would have to apply for a Tax Compliance
Certificate in order to be paid by them for goods and services.
In essence, if your taxes are not paid, the government will not pay you.
like a reasonable proposition until you make application and find out
that if a courier company imported something on your behalf and has not
paid the import taxes you cannot get paid by the government. And it
doesn’t matter if you paid your courier company...
NASSAU, Bahamas - Seventeen boys of the 23rd Company of Boys Brigade enjoyed
a fun filled summer camp this season thanks to sponsorship from
Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), which develops and operates
seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in areas of
the world where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce
or non-existent. The company, a long-time patron of Boys Brigade,
presented the troop with a donation to help defray costs associated with
the 7 day camp.
CWCO General Manager Bryan Russell said that the
company is a constant supporter of Boys’ Brigade due to the positive
impact the program makes in the lives of young men...