of the Environment and Housing, Hon. Kenred Dorsett, will leave the
country this Friday for Paris, France where he will be a part of the
Bahamian delegation to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change
Convention (UNFCCC), Conference of the Parties (COP) 21.
of the meeting the Second National Communication (SNC) of The Bahamas
has been sent to the UN Secretariat. The SNC is a document that each
country produces which outlines its vulnerabilities, adaptation and
mitigation efforts as regards climate change. The document also details
what is needed in order to further address climate change effects in
The Bahamas' delegation to the World Radio Communication
Conference 2015 (WRC-15) met with Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations'
Office in Geneva H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, as a way of introduction, for the
purpose of exploring opportunities where the Permanent Mission can assist the
Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) in advancing its work in
the International Telecommunication Union located in Geneva, Switzerland.
The delegation, headed by Mr. Randol Dorsett, Chairman of
URCA's Board, participated in WRC-15 held by the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva from 2 to 27 November. The
Conference is revising the Radio Regulations, the international treaty
governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum, inter alia...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling joined straw and wood craft vendors at a service of
thanksgiving Thursday, November 26, at the Downtown Straw Market, Bay
The vendors used the occasion to give thanks in music, prayer, scripture
reading and worship. The annual service was organized by Unity
Fellowship Prayer Band, led by Rev. Irene Rolle. The theme for the event
was “Give and It Shall Be Given Back to You.”
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Nassau, Bahamas - Illegal firearm, Ammo seized; One arrested:An adult male was taken into custody in relation to the seizure of a
firearm and several rounds of ammunition on Wednesday 25th November
Suspect arrested in Millers Height shooting:Officers from the Selective Enforcement Team took into custody an adult
male on Wednesday 25th November 2015 in connection with a shooting
incident that occurred at a basketball court in Millers Heights...
Probe death of a Man, Suspect in custody: According to reports, shortly after 11:00am a man was standing in front
of his home located on Sandilands Village Road, when a man known to him
struck him with an object...
Freeport, The Bahamas - The Coalition of
Concerned Citizens (CCC) is calling for
the Regulator the Grand Bahama Port Authority to make no decision on the rate
plan proposal from the Grand Bahama Power/ Emera until the Public is thoroughly
informed about the proposed electricity base rate increase. Throughout Grand Bahama our island is
littered with closed Businesses, closed Hotels, closed Golf Courses, closed
Shopping Centers, closed Apartment Complexes and Abandon homes. Businesses on
our Island are already adversely affected by high electricity base rates.
What is presently
being considered by the Regulator, and based on our meetings with the
Regulatory Committee, it seems that the Chairman for the Regulatory Committee
wants to go ahead to grant electricity base rate...
GENERAL SITUATION: A strong high pressure system will continue to generate windy conditions across The Bahamas.
Thursday 26th – Partly to cloudy and very windy with a few scattered
showers today and tonight. Maximum Temperature 80°F and Minimum
Temperature 70°F. Small Craft Advisory remains in effect. Winds NE-E
20-25 knots. Seas 7-10 feet over the ocean but higher in moderate
Friday 27th – Partly cloudy to cloudy and
very windy with a few scattered showers today and tonight. Maximum
Temperature 80°F and Minimum Temperature 70°F. Small Craft Advisory
remains in effect...
The Bahamas Chapter of the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of
Arbitrators (CIArb) hosted a Module 2 Law of International Arbitration
Course in Freeport on November 13 and 14. Retired Justice Rubie Nottage,
Chairperson of the Education and Training Committee for the Bahamas
Chapter gave opening remarks and introduced the Course Leader, Ike
Ehiribe. Professor Ehiribe is a Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited
Mediator, the Visiting Professor at the Centre for International Legal
Studies in Salzburg and was recently appointed the Senior Teaching
Fellow at the well-known School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Shop at Sawyer's Fresh Market Save a Lot food stores
on Oak Street and watch your grocery bill get lower! November VAT Relief Sale! With these shockingly low prices!!! Simply, Smarter, Shopping! All prices effective Thursday, November 26th through Monday,November 30th, 2015, While Supplies last...
CAT ISLAND, The Bahamas - Police are investigating the death of a
woman who was found burnt beyond recognition following a house fire in
Dumfries, Cat Island shortly after 6:00am on Wednesday 25th November
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause
of death. A team of Investigators from New Providence are in Cat Island
assisting with the investigations.
26 Nov 2015
- The Commonwealth and the Government of Malta, together with the
Governments of Mauritius, Sri Lanka and India announced today a new
trade financing fund to help boost trade and investment flows,
particularly for small and developing countries.
voluntary fund hopes to attract start-up capital of $20 million. It
will provide member countries facing trade challenges with the finance
they need to increase their trade capacity. It is estimated for every
dollar invested, the fund will generate $20...
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Bahamian Dion Cunningham, born and raised in
Nassau, will most likely be the first Bahamian musician to perform on
stage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall when he appears this weekend as
part of the Winner’s Recital for the 2015 American Protégé International
Piano and Strings Competition.
Dion placed second in this very
prestigious competition, which was open to school students and adults of
all nationalities and countries.
Dion began his musical studies
studying piano with Mrs. Dawn Sands. After High School he attended
Macalester College in St. Paul, MN where he...
The Bahamas had a stellar performance in the most recent Compass IC
North American 16 & Under Junior Challenge held in Washington DC.
Team members included Iesha Shepherd, River Hart, O’Neal Mortimer and
Jack Kelly. The team was led by Captain Neil Mactaggart. The team
competed against USA, Mexico and Bermuda.
The Bahamas opened with a critical win over Mexico. The teams were
very well matched as at the end of the singles and doubles matches the
score was tied. This led to a tie break match for the mixed doubles to
decide the winner. The duo of Hart and Kelly were instrumental in
bringing home the win...
Special Weather Bulletin by the Department of Meteorology:
combination of a strong high pressure system which is generating gusty
winds to near gale force across the Bahamas along with a Full Moon will
cause abnormally high seas, battering and overtopping waves along the
north and eastern coastlines especially during high tide.
Therefore motorist along these roadways are asked to exercise extreme caution due to blinding sea sprays and overtopping waves...
Dr. Andre Rollins, Shadow Minister of National Security Statement in
response to The Nassau Guardian Article Of November 25, 2015:
Acting Prime Minister in his response to my call for a Cabinet shuffle
demonstrated exactly what is wrong about the governance of this country
under the PLP. The Cabinet represents the executive branch of government
and it is this group of individuals that is constitutionally mandated
to superintend the affairs of the state on behalf of all Bahamians – not
just PLPs. To be clear, the best course of action to repair the damage
done to our country under this government is for them to call a general
election to give Bahamians an opportunity to relieve them of their duty...
MALTA - An outcome statement
agreed today by the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights
Institutions calls on leaders to prioritise human rights in their
discussions on climate change, migration and security.
The group met in Malta ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government
Meeting to discuss current human rights challenges in the Commonwealth.
“National human rights institutions have a vital role to play, as
independent national authorities on human rights, in promoting public
The general public is advised that as the House Select
Committee deliberates on the National Honours Bill currently before Parliament,
the government of The Bahamas is seeking the views of the Bahamian public to
accurately inform on the finality of this piece of legislation.
A website with the address www.nationalhonoursbill.com has
been established and is now live to facilitate broad based consultation and feedback on this
bill with the convenience of a click of a button...
As Commonwealth Heads of Government convene in Malta this weekend they
will be presented with images from landmark photography exhibition, Time
The exhibition which was privately viewed by Her Majesty The Queen and
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales aims to bring to the attention of
the Commonwealth and the world the impact of avoidable blindness, and
the solutions readily available to end it. There are 98 million people
in the Commonwealth today who are blind or have low vision, yet four out
of five needn’t be. There are straightforward, known solutions that can
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they live on, or even if they now live abroad...
featured story, “Moss Stands by Party Chairman - Vulgar video makes social
media rounds after UDP announcement”, happened to be published on the
Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls.
The article stated that a video has resurfaced that
stars C. Allen Johnson, “demeaning a woman, using vile descriptions”. Newly
formed United Democratic Party (UDP) chairman, Johnson, refused any comment,
but sitting Member of Parliament and leader of the UDP Gregory Moss had a lot
to say, considering claims that he had not seen the video(s).
Two local NGOs have accused Prime
Minister Perry Christie of preaching environmental stewardship abroad but riding
roughshod over the concept at home – and announced their intention to seek a
joint hearing before the United Nations to set the record straight.
The groups said Christie’s recent
speech at the UN Sustainable Development Summit was completely at odds with the
reality in The Bahamas today, thanks in no small part to the actions of his
“Save the Bays and the Grand Bahama
Human Rights Association were...
Bahamas —Zonta Club of New Providence (ZCNP) will once again “Paint the
Town Orange” in its 2016 campaign to end violence against women and
November 25, the ZCNP in association with Zonta International and the
United Nations and its agencies will begin a series of activities in its
“Say No To Violence Campaign” to raise awareness against domestic
Nassau, Bahamas - There's less than 30 days to the Greatest Show in the
Galaxy – A Star Wars Christmas is the 2015 theme of the 6th Annual Sir
Durward Knowles Festival of Lights Christmas Boat Parade.
the blockbuster release of the film on 18 December at Galleria Cinemas,
boat parade organizer and Trekkie enthusiast Sheila Bethel said: “we
wanted to do something different and topical, everyone’s anticipating
the movie so we thought we would have some fun with it.”
The boat parade takes place on Saturday 12 December at 6.30pm...