, Bahamas - The 2015 Commencement
Class of The College of The Bahamas was encouraged to be the vessels for
national transformation on Thursday in what was intended to be the
final Commencement Ceremony under the banner of The College of The
Bahamas before the institution transitions to university status.
the 557 graduates approximately 26 percent are males. The vast majority
of the 2015 Commencement Class are from the School of Education and the
School of Business...
Mr. Speaker, this Budget is faithful to the reform plan for a
stronger Bahamas that my Government has been pursuing since our present
mandate began. Our plan is working. This Budget builds further on that
We have, for instance, succeeded in achieving a dramatic
turnaround in the state of our public finances. The GFS Deficit this
fiscal year is now estimated at $198 million, as compared to the $539
million Deficit that resulted from the fiscal structure that we
inherited in 2012/13. That is a reduction in the Deficit of $342
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie and Minister of Social
Services and Community Development the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin, ‘broke
ground’ for a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility for post school-age
children with disabilities Thursday, May 28, exactly twenty-four months after a
Special Task Force was first appointed to develop the design and programme for
The post school-age facility will cater to persons with
disabilities, particularly those with developmental disabilities. Construction
is expected to begin before the final quarter of 2015.
“Our goal is to administer a quality based environment which
embraces several core values including treating every person with dignity and
The region’s ICT community will be
watching as 14 contributions and proposals on topics such as: International
Mobile Roaming, Mobile Money, Universal Service, Economic Impact of Over The
Top applications, OTTs, and broadband and International Internet Connectivity
are presented to the International Telecommunication Union ITU in the coming
months. The contributions are the result
of deliberation by delegates attending this year’s Regional Economic and
Financial Forum of Telecommunications/Information Communication Technologies,
ICTs, for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Meeting of the ITU
Telecommunications Sector’s (ITU-T) Study Group 3 Regional Group for Latin
America held recently at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, Bahamas. The meetings were hosted by the Utilities
Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) and organized by the Telecommunications
Development Bureau (BDT) of the (ITU)...
of singers, musicians, radio hosts and performers will pool their
talents and their time to help raise funds to fight cancer when the
first national Cancer Society of The
Bahamas telethon airs
The show, to be broadcast live from Atlantis, will be aired on ZNS-TV,
Cable 12 and JCN simultaneously from 1-5 pm with the public invited to
drop in and participate as well as call in to a 14-line phone bank that
will include a free line for Family Island
“The partnerships between the media houses, entertainers, technical
crews and the incredible support of Atlantis have been just amazing as
we lead up to this telethon,” said Lovern Wildgoose, president of the
Society founded in 1976...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Ministry of Transport &
Aviation welcomed a delegation from the People’s Republic of China on a tour
the new multi-million dollar Bahamian air traffic control facility at Lynden
Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on May 27, after a brief reception at the
International Diplomatic Lounge upon their arrival in The Bahamas.
The delegation of aviation officials of the People’s
Republic of China arrived to sign agreements implementing air service between
China and The Bahamas.
Minister of Transport and Aviation the Hon. Glenys Hanna
Martin told the delegation as she conducted the tour that the facility has
cutting edge technology at world-class standards...
All Bahamians should be exceedingly proud of the performance of Charles
Hamilton Jr. in the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Although he was not
among the 49 spellers who advanced to the semi-finals, he spelt both of his
onstage words correctly, UMLAUT in Round 2 and WENSLEYDALE in Round 3, but in
the vocabulary test he gave the wrong answer for the meaning of the word DESUETUDE
and obviously, when his performance in the First Round written test was
evaluated, it was not strong enough for him to be included in the 49
The May fieldtrip of sixteen
birders from the Grand Bahama Birding Group led by Erika Gates, resulted in 34
species and mixed emotions about several of the birds observed during their
trip to the eastern part of Grand Bahama.
Their first stop at the
Pelican Point settlement evoked excitement as many in the group had not seen
the striking male Bobolinks which travel in flocks from their wintering grounds
in the Argentinian grasslands and grain fields to the Northern U.S. and Canada
to raise their families. They only linger a few days on Grand Bahama, passing
through to rest and feed on seeds and berries, their favourite food easily
crunched up with their conical bills. The birders were able to observe a mixed
flock of 35 males and females.
Another happy sight was the
circling of endemic Bahama Swallows over Pelican Point...
— The Chartered Financial Analyst Society of The Bahamas has wrapped up
its second annual Investor Day and Research Challenge, with
presentations by two publicly traded companies and a College of The
Bahamas competition set to raise public awareness on investment
opportunities in the country.
yearly event is a designated time during a global campaign to “Put
Investors First” in the month of May that sees local CFA charterholders
gather to focus not only on their global portfolios, but on creating a
more liquid domestic market and increasing investor education.
have something to contribute directly to society because we realize
that investment understanding should be something for the betterment of
society,” said Kevin Burrows, CFA, president of the CFA Society of The
Freeport, The Bahamas - Members of the Grand Bahama
Regatta Committee paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Grand Bahama, the
Hon. Dr. Michael Darville
During the visit, Dr. Darville said he
was pleased to confirm the Ministry for Grand Bahama would make a donation to
assist in defraying the cost of the 20th Annual Grand Bahama Regatta. The theme
for the event is 'Smooth Sailing - The Magic is Back' and will be held July 17
and 18 at Taino Beach...
RBPF Nassau: Two males arrested in separate incidents for armed robbery and burglary - 5 arrested during operation - May 29, 2015 - 9:05:14 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Two Males arrested in separate incidents for armed robbery and burglary: In the first incident, around 3:30pm on
Thursday 28th May 2015, officers from the Flying Squad arrested a 17 –
year old male and a 16 – year old male at Lewis Street for burglary....
5 arrested during operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s
Policing Priorities for 2015, Southeastern Division officers conducted
an operation in the division earlier today, that targeted persons wanted
for various criminal offences...
Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar &
Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, MAY 30th, 2015.
Our monthly '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 cocktails at the Dive
In, and you've one heck of an awesome night out!
JOIN US at The Dive In for an amazing evening with the band that
everybody's talking about, Uppercut! Their eclectic blend of Classic
Rock,Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Disco, Blues, Calypsoca music is perfect
to enjoy whilst sipping cocktails and enjoying succulent marina-side
dining, overlooking the luxurious yachts at Port Lucaya. At the...
Nassau, New Providence - As violence against women continues to escalate in the
Bahamas, Citizens for Constitutional Equality (CCE) call on the government to
make a decision on the pending Constitutional Referendum, and remove all
uncertainty over the Country’s position on constitutional equality and nondiscrimination
against men and women on the basis of sex. Both the call of history and the
demands of justice require an end to this discrimination, and for the granting
of access to the full fruits of freedom and equality for all.
The Government’s mixed signals are creating confusion and
distrust, showing disregard for the thousands of Bahamians who stand ready to
vote in support of equality, not to mention the Bahamians whose lives hang in
the balance, questioning whether their hope for change is false...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government of The
Bahamas signed a historical contract with AEG, one of the world’s
leading sporting and entertainment presenters, for the management of the
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Friday, May 22, 2015. The
company has a worldwide presence and manages venues in the United States
and globally. The contract signing ceremony was held at the Office of
the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie said that the contract signals a ‘brand new day’ for the country...
(National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) has finally released
their 2015 North Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook: NOAA is predicting 6
to 11 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher) in the North Atlantic,
of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes, including 0 to 2 major
hurricanes...NOAA is predicting that along the North Atlantic, there
will be a 70 percent likelihood of six to 11 named storms (winds of 39
mph or higher), of which between three and six could become hurricanes
(winds of 74 mph or higher). At most, two of those are expected to
become major hurricanes, defined as Category 3, 4 or 5, characterized by
winds of 111 mph or higher. Like the other governing bodies hurricane
season outlooks, they are also going for a below average season. This
outlook is forecast to be dominated by effects of the strengthening El
to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, the victim was repairing his vehicle
in front of his home located at Chestnut Street, Pinewood Gardens, when
the occupants of a dark coloured truck pulled up. One of the truck’s
occupants discharged several shots at the victim, hitting him multiple
times about the body. The occupants of the truck then sped off. The
victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries...
Grand Bahama – Sunwing Airlines made its inaugural flight to Grand Bahama from
Houston, Texas, on Sunday, May 24, carrying 145 passengers. The flight was met
by director of tourism for Grand Bahama Betty Bethel and other Ministry of
Tourism staff members.
to Ms. Bethel, the Ministry of Tourism “has a summer and winter program, with
this being the first of many flights scheduled for the rest of this year, which
will result in positive economic impact for Grand Bahama.”
flights coming in from eight US cities and from Canada, Grand Bahama to date has
already surpassed its 2014 visitor numbers to the Island.
Nassau, Bahamas -
Supermodel of the Bahamas is officially underway and 7 beautiful women
from seven of our Bahamian Islands are representing.
The theme SPLASH this year was established to focus on the beauty of
our Bahamian waters. Now accomplishing eight seasons of the event
Supermodel of the Bahamas, the model search will display seven beautiful
ethnic young women from seven Bahamian islands.
"I'm especially excited this year as we again have support from a good
friend BETH SOBOL, founder of Miami Fashion Week," said OilinSha
Coakley, Founder of Supermodel of the Bahamas...
Nassau, Bahamas - As the sun set on Saturday, May 16, dozens
of children began trickling into what was once an empty lot on the
corner of East Street and Masons Addition, drawn by the lure of a free
outdoor movie night as the scent of fresh popcorn greeted them at the
The inaugural Cinema in the Park, hosted by The Children’s
Haven Bahamas, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower the youth
through education, screened the classic film To Sir, With Love,
starring Sir Sidney Poitier. By the time the film’s opening scene
appeared on the screen, more than 200 children from the Bain and Grants
Town area had settled in for their Saturday night outing...
-- His Excellency Rashid
Mairza Mahmoud Al-Mulla, Ambassador-Designate of Qatar to The Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, in a ceremony at Government House on
Thursday, May 28, 2015...
Making good on the government’s promise to identify
expert assistance to support its ongoing Rubis health investigations, Minister
of Health the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez welcomed Netherlands born Toxicologist Dr.
Rik Van de Weerdt to the team during a briefing session at the Ministry of
“I am pleased to note that a Toxicologist all the way
from the Netherlands is here in The Bahamas to assist us in the issues surrounding
the Rubis oil spill. The government is living up to its promises and we hope
that we will be much better off as a ministry and a country as a result of
these consultations” said the Health Minister...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – President of the Senate, Sen. The Hon. Sharon
Wilson pays her respects during the Lying-in-State of Mrs. Mizpah
Tertullien, MBE, Former Senator, on Thursday, May 28, at the Senate in
The State-Recognized Funeral of Mrs. Tertullien will
be held on Friday morning, May 29, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral...
Nassau, N.P. - Intermittent showers didn’t
deter Haitians, Haitian-Bahamians, and culture enthusiasts from showing
up in droves at the Botanical Gardens, Nassau, for the BTC Haitian Flag
Day celebrations. Nearly 6,000 supporters clad in the red, blue, and
white of the Haitian Flag, came to enjoy the party with entertainment,
regional food choices and chances to win a variety of prizes.
event was an ode to the blend of Haitian and Bahamian culture within
the country’s ethnically Haitian communities. Classical Haitian dishes
like the fried pork griot and the mackerel-stuffed dumplings called
patae, could be found side-by-side with local favourites such as conch
fritters and Bahamian baked macaroni...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mrs. Gina Rodgers Sealy, daughter of the
late Andre Rodgers, the first Bahamian to play professional baseball, presented
copies of her acclaimed biographical documentary on her father, “Gentle
Giant—The Andre Rodgers Story,” to His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United States, and Mrs. Paulette Zonicle...
GENERAL SITUATION: High pressure system continues to dominate the weather across the islands today.
WARNING: Boaters and beachgoers should exercise extreme caution due to
rough surf and dangerous Rip currents along the Northern and east coast
Thursday 28th – Partly sunny, warm and breezy today with
the chance of a few showers; fair tonight. Maximum Temperature 87°F and
Minimum Temperature 74°F. Small Craft Caution in effect. Winds NE – E
15-20 knots today, decreasing to 10-15 knots tonight. Seas 4-6 feet over
the ocean, subsiding to 2-4 feet by nighttime.
Friday 29th –
Partly sunny and warm with the chance of few spotty showers. Maximum
Temperature 87°F and Minimum Temperature 74°F. Winds NE-E 10-15 knots.
Seas 2-4 feet over the ocean...
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 hav
e burgers, dips, sushi, oysters, wings, and more!
Check out the
special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...