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Dr. Myles Munroe Memorial Service to be held by Bahamas Consulate General Miami Ofﬁce on December 11 - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:36:53 AM
MIAMI, Florida - The life of The late Dr.
Myles E. Munroe, OBE and his wife Pasfor Ruth Munroe will be celebrated
and remembered at a special Memorial service, #mylesmunroememorial being
held on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at The Faith Center
in Sunrise, Florida.
Under The auspices of The Bahamas Consulate General Miami, The celebration is The official Memorial Sen/ice given by The Government of The Bahamas in The United States of America (USA) for Dr. Munroe and his wife.
Dr. Munroe and his wife, along with seven other persons died in a plane crash in Freeport, Bahamas on November 9, 2014, while enroute To The Global LeadershipConference...
PLP congratulates Prime Minister Christie on 40 years of public service - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:33:03 AM
The Holy Bible defines one generation as
forty years and for the personal sacrifice and selfless service –
placing the interests of this country above self for one generation –
the PLP family congratulates and pays tribute to our leader and Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie.
His record as a
parliamentarian is stellar, having entered public life and front line
politics in 1974 as one of the youngest senators ever appointed at the
age of 31. Prime Minister Christie would join the Lower House after the
1977 General Election as the Honourable member for Centerville and go on
to win his seat eight consecutive times, including the 1987 general
elections when he contested the seat as an independent candidate.
GBHRA Pres. Fred Smith chastises the DNA over 'regressive' immigration stance - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:26:31 AM
GBHRA president and prominent attorney Fred Smith, QC, cried shame on the DNA for supporting the government’s harsh new immigration policy. Smith said he won a string of cases in the 1980s which pronounced the current enforcement tactics illegal.
National Alliance (DNA) is being chastised for supporting the
government’s harsh new immigration policy – a prominent human rights
advocate saying the fledgling party is condoning regressive and
Smith, president of the Grand Bahama
Human Rights Association (GBHRA), said anyone who supports the “illegal,
immoral and unconstitutional” tactics being used by Immigration
officers, including midnight raids and home invasions that terrorize
communities, cannot also claim to represent progressive and enlightened
“The DNA styles itself as the party of the future,” Smith
said. “In fact, with its support of the government’s Gestapo tactics
when it comes to immigration...
3rd graduating class of LDI expands with inclusion of five students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:20:09 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
–Three-hundred and fifty students graduated from Baha Mar’s Leadership
Development Institute (LDI) on Wednesday, with guaranteed job offers to
become the newest citizens of the Baha Mar Nation.
graduates were five students with Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities (IDD) who are thriving as part of a team at LDI, a
non-profit training organization supported by Baha Mar to provide free
training in job readiness and life skills...
Ministry of Public Service Update on discussions with the Customs and Immigration and Allied Workers Union - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:11:34 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Customs and
Immigration Union registered several Trade Disputes with the Department
of Labour, the last of which was registered on 23rd October 2013
Union applied to the Minister of Labour for a strike vote to be taken
in respect to the several matters in dispute on 7th March 2014. The
Minister of Labour obliged the union and a strike vote was supervised by
officers of the Department of Labour on 14th March 2014.
On 15th March 2014 a certificate was issued to the union by the Honorable Minister certifying the results of the strike poll...
NEMA Chief Attends Washington Meeting on Disaster Risk Management - Nov 27, 2014 - 11:02:05 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Captain Stephen M.
Russell, Director of The Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA), is among the participants in a two-day event on Disaster Risk
Management being held at the Organization of American States (OAS)
headquarters here in Washington, D.C., November 25-26, 2014.
Russell, who arrived in Washington on Monday and is scheduled to return
to Nassau on Thursday morning, took time out from his busy schedule on
Wednesday to pay a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry,
Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, at The Bahamas Embassy, 2220
Massachusetts Avenue, N.W...
Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament Opens in Grand Bahama - Nov 26, 2014 - 10:58:12 PM
Darville Extends Best
wishes to basketball players
Grand Bahama -- Minister for Grand
Bahama The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville encouraged basketball players
participating in the Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy 16th Thanksgiving
Basketball Tournament to exhibit their talents in a true spirit of
sportsmanship. He was delivering welcoming
remarks during the opening ceremony for the classic, held at Tabernacle school
grounds on Wednesday morning.
Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie was in Grand Bahama to
officially open the classic. Also
participating in the opening ceremony were Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obadiah
Domestic Investment Projects Driving Economic Rebound - Nov 26, 2014 - 10:04:48 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – The $2M investment for
the construction of Wendy’s new flagship location was described as “A
clear indication of investor confidence and continued commitment to the
Grand Bahama economy,” by President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority,
Limited (GBPA), Ian Rolle, during his remarks at the official opening of
“The opening of Wendy’s new flagship location
marks a special occasion on numerous levels, not only for the owners of
the Wendy’s franchise, but for the Grand Bahama community as well,”
stated Rolle. “I say this because; today we share in celebrating a
milestone of success for a local business and investor,” he continued.
Grand Bahama Events Calendar - Nov 26, 2014 - 9:30:38 PM
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Bahamas Ministry of Transport & Aviation responds to BACTU - Nov 26, 2014 - 8:49:56 PM
The Ministry of
Transport and Aviation wishes to qualify comments attributed to the
president of the Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Union (BACTU),
published in a Tribune article on 25 Nov 2014, which allege a lack of
attention on the part of the ministry as it relates to the human
resource development factor in the aviation sector.
of Transport and Aviation, The Honourable Glenys Hanna Martin wishes to
assure the Bahamian people of her full commitment to the development of
the aviation sector, chief of which is the human component in this
critical area of our national endeavor. It is for this reason that
significant public resources have been invested in training and human
development and in compensation and other benefits for personnel within
Ray Vincente takes mens fashion forward - Nov 26, 2014 - 6:02:40 PM
The Ray Vincente line
made its first appearance in The Bahamas when designer Raymond Brown
partnered with the mens' modeling competition, Manhunt Bahamas
in its inaugural year in Grand Bahama Island, and in November the
designer made his return, but this time to Nassau to debut at Islands of
the World Fashion Showcase.
The collection, entitled Ray Vincente Unleashed!
focuses on removing boundaries of traditional menswear to explore the
freedom of dressing without boundaries. The color schemes feature the
Ray Vincente basics of black and white complimented with Caribbean
influenced colors of blue and green representative of the greenery and
the water found throughout the island. Fabrics were heavy on cotton and
denim. Key features were blazers with contrast sheer sleeves, fitted
jumpsuits, and hooded trench coats...
BIFF – Around the World in One Radio Show - Nov 26, 2014 - 5:22:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The first day for the 11th Annual
Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), December 4th 2014, is
just around the corner and the international filmmakers cannot wait to get to The
Bahamas for the festivities and the gorgeous weather. Founder & Executive
Director Leslie Vanderpool and Technical Director Karim Duran advised listeners
that the countdown is on during a live broadcast of popular radio show “Reality
Check” with host Chrissy Love, live from the BIFF Lounge downtown next to the
Hilton across from the US Embassy.
Vanderpool stated that BIFF’s aim is to bring Hollywood and the world to The
Bahamas in an 11 day celebration of cinema. She invited all Bahamians to enjoy
a ‘moviecation’ from December 4th through 14th, highlighting the many
affordable options to see BIFFs 96 films...
"We Care Committee" Assists Colleagues with Medical Expenses - Nov 26, 2014 - 5:17:03 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Members of The
Public Treasury Social Club "We Care Committee" held a fund-raising
Steak Out & Mini Fair in June to raise monies to assist three of
their colleagues who face the challenge of serious medical illness and
steep medical bills. The colleagues were presented with cheques on
Friday, November 21, 2014.
Pictured standing from left: Jennifer Carey,
Deborah Hanna, Garvell Johnson, Eugenia Cartwright, Sandra Archer,
Michelle Brennen and Arlene Barry. Beneficiaries of medical assistance,
sitting from left: Natasha Strachan, Lavardo Lewis, and Sharon
2014 Bahamas Half Marathon Sells Out - Nov 26, 2014 - 4:32:06 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The
Bahamas Half Marathon and 10k second instance took place on Sunday, November
23rd. The race grew tremendously from its inaugural year to a sell-out race at
a maximum capacity of 600 registrants. The participants took part in one of
three races which occurred simultaneously: the 13.1 mile half marathon, the
half marathon relay, and the 10k (6.2 mile) race.
The event was hosted at
Arawak Cay by the Bahamas Roadmasters with the support of PROMPT. The
Roadmasters are a long distance running group which meet multiple times per
week and compete in many marathons throughout the year. They support many local
charities through events, and this year the “Bahamas Half” supported the
Bahamas Special Olympics.
L.W. Young School classes to RESUME on Thursday, 27th November, 2014 - Nov 26, 2014 - 4:17:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
The administration of L.W. Young Junior High School would like to inform its parents and students and the general public, that school will resumes as normal on Thursday, 27th November, 2014. Ministry officials and school administrators would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during the past two days. As safety is of utmost importance, we have worked tirelessly to resolve the issues and students are now able to return to a safe learning environment...
The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - Nov 26, 2014 - 3:06:36 PM
29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail today bound for Saint
Lucia following a delayed start due to strong winds locally in the
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria yesterday. For only the third time in the
rally's history, the decision was made to delay the start, initially
planned for 12:30 on Sunday 23 November by 20 hours.
The ARC 2014 fleet
remained in port for an extra night, and were
greeted this morning with a fine NE breeze providing a swift departure
for the first part of the passage across the Atlantic. In total, 176
boats and 1020 people, including 27 children aged under 16, are sailing
with the route directly to Saint Lucia in this
year's edition of the world's most popular transocean rally.
Jonquel Jones to return home for Junkanoo Jam in Grand Bahama - Nov 26, 2014 - 2:00:14 PM
Grand Bahama Island and junior forward for George Washington
University's women's basketball team, Jonquel Jones will get a chance to
play in front of a home crowd this week at the upcoming
12th Annual Junkanoo Jam Women’s College Basketball Tournament in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Believed to be just the third Bahamian to earn a Division I scholarship for women's basketball, the 6' 4" Jones
the Bahamas National Team to a 5th place at the Caribbean Basketball
Confederation (CBC) Senior Championship in July, averaging 17.2 points
and a tournament-best 14.0 rebounds in five games. She ranked 2nd in the
tournament in scoring and 5th in blocked shots (1.4 bpg). She had a
recorded 23 points, 27 rebounds, five blocks and four assists in a 70-69
overtime victory over heavily favored Dominican Republic...
Celina Robinson takes 1st place in the Hugh W. Campbell Primary School spelling bee - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:59:58 PM
Bahama - Congratulations Celina Robinson on placing 1st Place in the
2014-2015 Hugh W. Campbell Primary School Spelling Bee on November
14th, 2014. A job well done!
Celina will be participating in the District Spelling Bee in February 2015.
Miss Robinson has been attending Hugh W. Campbell since Kindergarten and has always been at the top of her class...
Bahamas All-Stars ready to shine at Macy's parade - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:48:36 PM
Bahamians encouraged to tune in on Thursday, November 27
New York, NY - The Bahamas All-Star Marching Band
is taking its energetic routine and the sweet sounds of Bahamian music to the
heart of New York City this Thursday for the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day
group of about 120 young musicians and dancers arrived in New Jersey Tuesday
afternoon to make final preparations for their historic performance.
is the first time in the parade's 88 years that an international marching band has
been selected to participate...
Bahamas Labour Minister Meets With Deputy Director for International Organization for Migration - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:42:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Deputy Director of the International
Organization for Migration (IOM), Ambassador Laura Thompson paid a
courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, National Insurance and the
Public Service, the Honourable D. Shane Gibson on Monday, 17th November,
2014. The two discussed a wide range of topics including labour matters
and the challenges of illegal migration.
Also in attendance were
Mr. Marco Rolle, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour
and National Insurance, and Mr. Robert Farquharson, Director of Labour.
Ambassador Thompson was accompanied by Ms. Agueda Marin. This marked
Ambassador Thompson's first visit to The Bahamas. While here, she is
also expected to call on the Honourable Fred Mitchell, Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigration as well as Senator the Honourable
Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs...
MS Hamburg Makes Inaugural Call to Nassau, Bahamas - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:40:52 PM
German-registered cruise liner MS Hamburg was welcomed by
the thunderous sounds of Junkanoo recently as it made its inaugural voyage to
Nassau – bringing with it over 300 passengers.
The cruise liner, which travels all over the world to places
like New York, Chicago, Greenland, the Amazons, the Middle East and throughout
Europe is owned by the Conti Group and operated by Plantours Kreuzfahrten.
During a special inaugural ceremony in the
ship’s bridge – rarely seen by passengers – Director General of Tourism Joy
Jibrilu gave a “warm welcome” to The Bahamas...
Bahamas Education Minister remarks at Naomi Blatch Preschool Regrading Ceremony - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:40:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Remarks By The Honourable Jerome K. Fitzgerald Minister Of Education,
Science And Technology at The Official Regrading of Naomi Blatch Primary
School to Naomi Blatch Preschool at The Naomi Blatch Preschool Baillou
& John Roads Monday, 24th November, 2014:
Today is a testament of the priority of education at all levels. Both
the Ministry and Department of Education has placed a high value on
early childhood education and has made it of utmost importance to ensure
that preschoolers receive a quality education that truly prepares them
for grade school...
Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction Divides Tasks among Members in Meeting at the OAS - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:26:03 PM
The Assistant Secretary General of the
Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, today presided
over a meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster
Reduction (IACNDR), on behalf of the Chair of the Committee and
Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, at which members
established a new division of labor.
The members of the Committee
signed an Aide Memoire in which they reaffirmed their commitment to the
body, as the main forum of the Inter-American System for the
development of a strategic approach and coordinated action in matters of
disaster risk management. Moreover the document established the
following division of the labors of the Committee: the Sub-committee for
disaster preparedness and response and humanitarian assistance will be
led by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)...
OAS Hosts Regional Consultation of United Nations System “Toward the Global Humanitarian Summit” - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:19:31 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) today hosted at its
headquarters in Washington DC, a regional consultation of the United
Nations system under the title “Toward the Global Humanitarian Summit,”
as part of the preparatory process for the Summit that
will be held in 2016 in Turkey, which seeks to strengthen capacity and
coordination of the international mechanisms for humanitarian
Representing the General Secretariat of the OAS, the Director of the
Department of Sustainable Development of the OAS, Cletus Springer
explained the mandates that the member states have given the
Organization to support national efforts in assistance in disasters.
Prison Fellowship Bahamas calls on Governor General of The Bahamas - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:02:13 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
Prison Fellowship Bahamas paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House, November
Pictured sitting from left: Rhoda Bain, Director of Volunteers;
Rev. Eric Josey, Executive Director; Dame Marguerite Pindling; Minister
Sands, President; and Dr. Olga A. Clarke, former Executive Director...
VAT Registration available on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 29, 30) - Nov 26, 2014 - 12:58:05 PM
VAT Department Special Announcement
Bahamas - All businesses are advised that the VAT Department will be
open at the Gladstone Freight Terminal (GFT) Building for Registration
on Saturday 29th November, 2014 and Sunday 30th November, 2014 from
9:00 am to 6:00 p.m. For directions kindly contact the VAT Department at
Bahamas International Film Festival slashes ticket prices for 2014 edition - Nov 26, 2014 - 12:41:48 PM
All JFK Galleria and Melia Hotel Screenings Will Be Free to
Students & Seniors with ID. Tickets
for general public are $3 Thursday & Friday, $5 Saturday & Sunday
Nassau, Bahamas –
Looking to cast some good news and
extend good will toward the local Bahamian community and film-going public, the
Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) today announced that tickets for the
highly anticipated 2014 edition will be slashed and FREE! to students and
Senior Citizens with ID. The exciting announcement was made today by BIFF
Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool...
RBPF Missing: 77 year old Anthony Bastian of Nassau - Nov 26, 2014 - 12:34:29 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 77 – year old
Anthony Bastian of Zion Boulevard, who was reported missing by family members.
Bastian is a dark brown male of a slim build about 5’ 10” in height and he was last seen on Tuesday 18th November 2014...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Wednesday, November 26th - Nov 26, 2014 - 12:02:46 PM
This is the forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight,
Wednesday 26th, November 2014.
Warnings: Swimmers and mariners especially on the northern and eastern
shores of the Bahamas should exercise extreme caution for high surf
conditions and the strong possibility of hazardous rip currents.
General situation: A strong ridge of high pressure continues to be the
dominant weather feature across the Bahamas generating brisk winds
across the islands, while a cold front with a surface low pressure over
Central Florida will move into the Northwest Bahamas this afternoon
creating some unsettled weather over the Northwest and Central Bahamas
today and tonight...