(Runaway Bay, Saint Lucia) - The Bahamas has now acceded to all three of
the agreements which will facilitate the air passenger information
system (APIS) which will allow the exchange of information to our border
management agencies in advance of passengers getting on the plane to
There were three agreements to allow this to be brought into force.Fred
Mitchell MP and Minister of Foreign Affairs took the opportunity to
sign the accession documents in Runway Bay, St. Lucia in the margins of
the meeting of foreign ministers of Caricom on 22 May 2015.
On Monday, May 25th, the United States Embassy will commemorate
Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Clifton Pier in memory of
fallen comrades and military veterans. Special recognition will be given
to U.S. Patrol Squadron 23 Sailors, who died off the coast of Nassau on
May 7, 1954, Bahamian Private First Class Norman Darling who died in
the Iraq War in 2004 and Sergeant Errol McKinney, U.S. Army, a Bahamian
killed in a motorcycle accident in 2013 shortly after to returning to
Ft. Bliss, Texas following a deployment to Afghanistan. This is an
annual event which includes representatives from the U.S. Embassy to The
Bahamas, our Bahamian...
Carnival is over now..... So what's next..... especially for the local musicians.
is NO question that the imported musicians (Haitian, Cuban, Colombian,
and Trinidadian) out performed the local artists. YES..I'M GONNA SAY IT
... the truth needs to be told and looked squarely in the face.
can attempt to walk softly around it... BUT WE AIN'T READY..... and....
Machel Montano was DA BOSS... Manalito Simonet was phenomenal.....and
the Bahamian acts....ALL OF US..... were warmly received by OUR people.
could try to say we are not appreciated all we want... we have to
accept that the local public...
General situation: Remnants of a stationary front near the northern
Bahamas will help to trigger a few showers across the NW Bahamas before
washing out today…meanwhile building high pressure will generate breezy
conditions across the islands.
Special warnings: Boaters and beachgoers should exercise extreme
caution due to rough surf and dangerous rip currents along the northern
and east coast beaches...
Nassau, Bahamas – NACTA (National
Association of Career Travel Agents) Presidents and Chapter Directors
were hosted to an informational reception by Sandals and The Islands Of
The Bahamas at Sandals Royal Bahamian, with opening remarks by Director
General of Tourism, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu. Attendees were provided an
informal and welcoming platform to network and find out the latest news
and achievements in tourism and travel that The Islands Of The Bahamas
have achieved thus far in 2015 as well as future projects.
evening was incredibly important to increase visibility and further
cement the relationship with US inbound tourism market for The Islands
Of The Bahamas as NACTA, a wholly owned company of ASTA, is the largest
association of independent and home based travel entrepreneurs and
more than one hundred amendments to the initial 2012 Act that never came into
force, followed by its replacement with a new draft bill, the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA), 2015 was released on Monday of this week for public
the release and outlining the objectives of the new bill was Education Minister
Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald who spoke from the floor of the House on Wednesday, 13th
May 2015. Some of the objectives and parameters of the new bill are as follow...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are searching for several suspects
responsible for four of armed that occurred during the past 24-hours and
are asking members of the public to come forth with any information
they may have to help solve these incidents.
In the first
incident, shortly after 12:00noon on Friday 22nd May 2015, a man armed
with a handgun robbed a convenience store located on East Street and
Victoria Boulevard of a small quantity of clothing before fleeing on
In the second incident, shortly after 3:00pm on Friday 22nd
May 2015, a woman was walking on Rosetta Street, when a man armed with a
handgun robbed her of her handbag containing cash and personal effects
before fleeing on foot...
Freeport, The Bahamas - Police in Grand
Bahama are investigating two stabbing incidents that has left a 23 year
old male and a 33 year old male in hospital.
first incident occurred shortly before 12:00pm on Friday 22nd May 2015,
two brothers while in the area of Frobisher Circle were involved in an
altercation when one was stabbed to the face. He was transported to the
Rand Memorial Hospital and was seen by doctor and later released. His 32
year old brother was arrested and taken into police custody.
second incident occurred shortly before 10:00pm on Friday 22nd May
2015, a 33 year old male was brought into the Rand Memorial Hospital
suffering from stab wounds...
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...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Under 20 Boys
Track Team of Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy paid a courtesy call
on Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, at the
Ministry on Thursday. The group was accompanied by their principal,
Norris Bain and head track coach, Nickito Johnson.
visit, the Minister said Kendrick Thompson, Ricardo Richardson, Ken
Russell, Javan Martin, Holland Martin and Jonathan Smith are "some of
the finest young Grand Bahamian athletes and their performances locally,
nationally and internationally have been nothing short of phenomenal...
African countries to stand up to mega-trading blocs - May 23, 2015 - 9:21:22 AM
officials and experts will meet to consider the future of African trade
in light of the emergence of mega-trading blocs which exclude more than
160 countries from regional trade negotiations.
meeting organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with
the International Institute for Sustainable Development will take place
in Nairobi from 26 to
27 May 2015.
Participants will look at ways to ensure the trade interests of African
countries are taken into account at global and regional levels.
advent of mega-trading blocs - the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the
Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Regional
Illegal immigrants arrested off Bimini - May 23, 2015 - 7:44:53 AM
BIMINI, The Bahamas - On Friday 22nd May
2015 shortly after 3:00pm, Officers of the U.S Coast Guard handed over
to Law Enforcement Officers inclusive of Police and Immigration
Officials, (5) illegal Haitian Immigrants, (3) adult males and (2) adult
females and (4) Grand Bahamians. They reported that while on routine
patrol on Thursday 21st May 2015, they had intercepted a 17 ft. vessel
in the North West area of Bimini with the illegal immigrants on board.
They were all taken into custody.
Bahamian leaders including businesspersons,
government officials and medical professionals will pool their efforts
to handle phone lines and volunteer their time for the first ever Cancer
Society telethon – an event that will raise money for a critical cause
and bring out families to hear live entertainment and touching personal
The telethon, set for Sunday, May 31, will be held at
the Imperial Ballroom at Atlantis from 1 to 5 pm. Atlantis, along with
several media houses, is partnering with the Cancer Society for the
telethon that will kick-off a $3 million building fund campaign geared
toward doubling the size of the Cancer Caring Centre, adding 16 new
rooms and creating Nassau’s first hospice...
Exuma police launch island-wide search for suspect - May 23, 2015 - 6:57:31 AM
EXUMA, The Bahamas - Police in Exuma report
that shortly after 4:00am on Saturday 23rd May 2015, they received a
report of a disturbance at a nightclub located in Barratarre, Exuma.
When police arrived on the scene they saw a man walking with a handgun
in his hand.
The officers attempted to arrest the suspect who
resisted violently. A struggle ensued and the suspect dropped the
firearm, but was able to escape from the officers. Police retrieved a
.357 handgun the suspect threw to the ground.
Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) bid
farewell today to Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, who expressed
pride in the work that has been done in the decade that he has led the
hemispheric institution. “The Organization is much stronger now than
when I arrived,” he said.
In his last appearance before the Council, Secretary General
Insulza reiterated the need for the Organization to adapt to the
challenges of the present day, and recalled the essence of his proposal
on the Strategic Vision that he presented three years ago, and that the Organization approved last year:
the OAS must be “an inclusive Organization, of sovereign and diverse
countries, legitimized by democracy, acting on the same hemispheric
agenda, in full condition of equality. That is what is demanded of the
OAS of the 21st century, far from what was demanded of it during the
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Through regulating the electronic communication
and telecommunication sector in The Bahamas, the Utilities Regulation and
Competition Authority (URCA) plans to improve consumer protection regulations
by allowing the public more access to their services.
URCA’s Director of Policy and Regulation Stephen Bereaux spoke
to a town meeting gathering of some 50 Bahamians at The College of The Bahamas’
Hospitality Dining Room on Thompson Boulevard on May 21 explaining their
mandate and updating on developments in Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) Innovation and Connectivity.
He said, “we are the managers of the radio frequency
Statement by Hon. Kenred M. A. Dorsett M.P., Minister of the Environment and Housing:
Thank You Mr. Speaker
again it is an honor for me to rise in this place on behalf of the
people of Southern Shores. They are a wonderful, supportive group of
people who I have come to know and cherish over the years. I thank them
for their continued support and for affording me the opportunity to
serve them and our beloved Bahamaland...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Permanent
Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States (OAS), was
among those paying tribute to OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza during
a Protocolary Meeting of the Permanent Council of the OAS on
Friday, May 22, 2015,
in the Hall of the Americas at OAS headquarters on 17th Street and Constitution
Avenue, NW, to bid farewell to the outgoing Secretary General.
Speaking on behalf of the CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors, Dr. Rahming, who is also
The Bahamas’ Ambassador to the United Nations, said that on “occasions such as
this, I often reflect on the burdens of true leadership, the responsibility and
obligations that come with executive management, the personal and professional
sacrifices that often accompany authority, the thanklessness that is often all
too common, particularly in respect of public service...”
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Mrs. Idena Burrows, President of the Bahamas Communications and Public
Officers Retirees Association (BCPORA), presents a gift to Mrs. Paulette
Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., during a visit by
47 members of the BCPORA to the Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex, 1025
Vermont Avenue, N.W., on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The group is on their
annual retreat trip, which also includes visits to Baltimore, Maryland,
and New York City...
Nassau, Bahamas - STEMBoard, the global
engineering solutions company co-founded by award winning
Bahamian-American engineer Aisha Bowe, is proud to announce that they
will be spearheading their annual summer technology camp Hack.IT Bahamas
from July 13-July 17, 2015 at St. Andrew’s School in Nassau, Bahamas.
year’s camp was a tremendous success, with a distinguished team of
professional engineers, scientists, and technologists teaching and
encouraging the youth of the Bahamas to pursue opportunities in Science,
Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) fields. This summer, these
specialists, led by STEMBoard founders Aisha Bowe...
Let me first
congratulate Mrs. Joan Albury and her team who are now in their third
year of organizing this wonderful and informative business seminar
series which has been hosted on the islands of New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Abaco, Exuma and Eleuthera.
Having just signed an
agreement for a major development in South Eleuthera last week, it gives
me great pleasure to be afforded this opportunity to address the
communities of Eleuthera at your Business Outlook on the subject of
“Securing Eleuthera through Planning, Partnership and Productivity”...
summer, The Island House Cinema will host a series of creative
presentations celebrating Caribbean storytellers who operate through a
visual medium. These storytellers are not only filmmakers but are
artists who also work in theatre, music videos, television and the
The series opens with the work of four directors – three Bahamian women directors:
Gina Rodgers-Sealy, Marion Bethel and
Maria Govan, and also Spanish director
For this week’s column, we spoke with
two Bahamian directors that are
showing their films this week at the cinema. Gina Rodgers-Sealy directed the fabulous
Gentle Giant and Marion Bethel directed the very important and enlightening
Bahamas – The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) launched what will
be a year of celebrations of the 80th Anniversary of BCB at a press
conference in the corporation’s boardroom on Wednesday, May 20. The celebrations will culminate in an awards
banquet in May of 2016 at which awards will be presented to those who have
contributed to the growth of the corporation, past and present.
Pictured at the press conference, from left: General
Manager Diana Swann; Chairman Rev. Dr. William Thompson; and Deputy General
Manager/Freeport Stanley Pinder.
Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Perry
Gomez paid a brief call on The Bahamas Permanent Representative to the
United Nations in Geneva, Her Excellency, Rhoda M. Jackson. The Health
Minister led The Bahamas’ delegation to the 68th World Health Assembly,
held from 18 – 26 May, 2015.
Among those areas addressed at the
Health Assembly were Non-Communicable Diseases, Women and Health, and
Anti-Microbial Resistance. Health Ministers also exchanged views on the
matter of Health in the post-2015 development agenda, and
Implementation of the International Health Regulations...
decisions regarding your family or home should be put off now. You may
face difficulties when communicating with family and you may have to
think of an alternative way to look at situations regarding them. You
may feel prompted to change your appearance or mannerisms. Perhaps you
have come to realize that your body language or even manner of speech is
off putting or doesn't portray you in the light that you want and you
may decide on some adjustments in that area...