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Nurses Association calls on Bahamas Governor General - Sep 21, 2014 - 12:59:42 AM
The Nurses Association of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (NACB) in
collaboration with International Council of Nurses (ICN) during their
launch of ‘Leadership In Negotiation Program’ paid a courtesy call on
Her Excellency the Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at
Government House, September 15, 2014.
Seated from right: Bernadette
Colebrooke, Chair Eleuthera Branch of NACB; Kateca Graham, NACB
President; Dame Marguerite Pindling; Lesley Bell, global consultant
Policy Development, ICN; and Eloise Rolle, Membership Chair. Standing
from right: Paulette Cash, LIN National Facilitator, Sandra Coleby,
Deborah Fox, Doralea Taylor, Rebecca Johnson, Glendina Minus, Marcia
Hutchinson, Iris Fernander, and Felesia Turnquest...
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Moody's has The Bahamas in a mellow mood - Sep 20, 2014 - 3:59:42 PM
agency, the agency that assesses credit worthiness of countries and
large multi-national corporations, in early September downgraded The
Bahamas's unsecured credit rating to Baa2 from Baa1. Two steps away from
junk bond status.
This appears to be a minor change over the
course of the last few months as some would think. However, incremental
changes, for such a strongly foundational country like The Bahamas, is
astonishingly noteworthy. Noteworthy in that The Bahamas being ranked
3rd in the Western Hemisphere in GDP per capita, and with the Bahamian
dollar being pegged to the US dollar, sentiments of economic unsoundness
and lack of faith...
Brutha Music Festival’s inaugural kick-off in Nassau on September 27th - Sep 20, 2014 - 3:00:17 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On
Saturday September 27th, Brutha Music Festival (also known as Brutha
Fest) will be introduced to The Bahamas – an annual musical festival
showcasing celebrated and emerging Bahamian artists. Set to take place
at the Dundas Centre from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Brutha Fest re-establishes
the concept of an adult and family oriented festival where all are
welcomed into a safe environment to enjoy the diverse sounds of our
In a rare showcase of talented artists – acts
include Julien Believe, Wendi, QPid, Bodine, Leah Eneas and a Junkanoo
Rush Out – Brutha Fest will set a precedent in merging talent, music and
community. Moreover, Jungle Jym will be present with lots of games,
activities and bouncing castles, etc. for the kids...
Children in Crisis - Sep 20, 2014 - 2:09:01 PM
A crisis usually
involves a temporary loss of coping abilities, and the assumption is
that the emotional dysfunction is reversible. If a person effectively
copes with the threat of a crisis, he or she then returns to prior
levels of functioning.
Children are resilient at heart; however they often struggle with rejection and neglect from their parents.
Chinese character for “crisis” is made up of two symbols, one for
despair and the other for opportunity. When doctors talk about a crisis,
they are talking about the moment in the course of a disease when a
change for the worse or better occurs. As a counselor when I talk about
marital crisis, I’m talking about turning points when the marriage can
go in either direction...
Nassau police identify Thursday homicide victim - Seek help with latest stabbing - Sep 20, 2014 - 1:06:53 PM
POLICE IDENTIFY HOMICIDE VICTIM
Bahamas - Police have identified the man shot and killed at Montell
Heights on Thursday 18th September 2014 as 20 –year old Akeem Oliver of
Street, Montell Heights.
POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN SOLVING A STABBING INCIDENT
are seeking the public’s assistance in solving stabbing incident that
has left a man detained in hospital on Friday 19th September 2014.
to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, a man was involved in an altercation
with a man known to him at Taylor Street that resulted...
Pastor Terrance Jones letter to PM Christie - Sep 20, 2014 - 1:02:12 PM
Right Honorable Perry Gladstone Christie
Prime Minister Of The Bahamas:
day to you and your Cabinet. This letter is a formal petition against
the implementation of the Value-Added Tax (VAT). Please cancel your plan
to introduce VAT into our economy. The impoverished, which constitutes
the majority of our population, cannot handle VAT. It is economically
wrong and socially wrong.
You say you are “For the people” and
claim “Bahamian First.” Well consider this sir: A businessman who lives
off 10% of his income imports materials for $1,000.oo pays 7.5% VAT,
then marks up his merchandise by 50%. He then sells it to a large
contractor who also pays VAT on the new price and sells the merchandise
to a sub-contractor, who must also pay VAT.
The Hunt Starts Here for Manhunt Bahamas: 3 Titans Revealed - Sep 20, 2014 - 12:54:22 PM
The 3rd annual
International Bahamas modeling competition will be held in Nassau this
October 12, 2014 in the ballroom at
Superclubs Breezes. This
year 9 eligible young men are vying for
the title of Manhunt Bahamas 2014 as Lord of the Titans. Here we
introduce you to 3 of this magnificent grouping of Bahamian models all
to represent our country on the international runway.
Fender Lacroix; Austin Rolle; and
Tevin Evans Hudson...
RBPF Nassau: Armed robbery suspect nabbed - 18 arrested in island-wide operation - Sep 20, 2014 - 12:45:21 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A 22 year man of Romer Street is in custody
following an arm robbery that occurred on Friday 19thSeptember 2014.
to reports, shortly after 7:00pm, a man was walking on Collins Avenue,
when two men in a black Maxima vehicle armed with a handgun robbed him
of cash and sped off.A short while later police arrested one of the
suspects for questioning in connection with this incident.Investigations
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Saturday, September 20th - Sep 20, 2014 - 12:31:46 PM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight,
Saturday 20th September 2014.
General situation: A surface trough across the Northwest Bahamas
continues to generate unsettled weather across the Northwest and Central
Northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms through tonight heavy at times with possible flooding.
Locally gusty winds and higher seas in and around showers and thunderstorms...
Uppercut Band concert this Saturday at the Dive In @ Unexso Sept 20th - Sep 20, 2014 - 12:25:55 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT will returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at Unexso at THIS Saturday, SEPTEMBER 20th for another amazing LIVE Concert at the Marina under the stars!
JOIN US for our eclectic blend of Classic Rock-Reggae-Rap-Contemporary-Disco-Blues-Calypsoca music while sipping
cocktails and enjoying amazing marina-side dining, overlooking the
luxurious yachts at Port Lucaya. At the DIVE IN, customer friendly
waiters, chefs and bartenders are at your beckon call.
Exuma drug bust, 1 female arrested - Sep 20, 2014 - 11:09:16 AM
Bahamas - A 39 – year old woman and a 34 – year old man of Rokers
Point, Exuma are in custody following a drug seizure that occurred in
Exuma on Friday 19th September 2014.
to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, a team of officers from the Drug
Enforcement Unit along with Police Officers in Exuma, acting on
intelligence, executed a search warrant at the home of the suspects
located at Rokers Point Exuma.
During the search the officers found 14
pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $14,000:00. The
two suspects were taken into custody are expected to appear in court
early next week to be formally charged...
Opening of 8th Annual Research Day at UWI-Bahamas School of Clinical Medicine and Research - Sep 20, 2014 - 10:54:14 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez addressed the
Opening Ceremony of the 8th Annual Research Day of The University of The West
Indies School of Clinical Medicine and Research, The Bahamas, on September 18,
2014. The event was held at COB School of Nursing Auditorium, Grosvenor
Check out Flying Fish Oyster Night! - Sep 20, 2014 - 1:48:59 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
Flying Fish Modern Seafood offers waterside Happy Hour
every day between 5 to 7 pm.
Enjoy the comfort of our couches on the floating dock!
$5 wine of the day, $5 mixed drinks and 2 for $5 Sands or Sands Light
In addition to happy hour,
Wednesdays are OYSTER nights! Enjoy
fresh-off-the-plane Malpeque oysters -
the only fresh oysters on the half shell available on the island...
Every Wednesday night on the patio $34 a dozen or $3 each...
Resorts World Bimini Partners with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for Teen Summit; Donation of School Supplies - Sep 19, 2014 - 7:40:16 PM
Bimini, Bahamas – Resorts World Bimini (RWB)
has partnered with the South Broward Alumnae Chapter (SBAC) and the
Grand Bahama Alumnae Chapter (GBAC) of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Incorporated to donate school supplies for the children of Bimini. RWB
donated $2,500 to the Sorority’s educational outreach program, covering
the cost of text books in the subjects of Social Studies, English
Literature, History, Geography, English Language, Mathematics, Science,
Religious Studies, and Physical
Education for students of the Louise McDonald High School in Alice Town.
extoling the importance of a good education, President Dana Leibovitz
said RWB was happy to assist in the advancement of the island’s youth...
Prime Minister Christie Visits Grand Bahama Shipyard - Sep 19, 2014 - 7:09:05 PM
FREEPORT, The Bahamas
-- Grand Bahama Shipyard welcomed Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie, September 19, on his official visit to the shipyard along with
cabinet ministers, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe Minister of Tourism; the
Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport & Aviation; the Hon.
Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour & National Insurance; and the Hon.
Khaalis Rolle, Minister of State for Investments. The Prime Minister
and his ministers were given a bus tour with senior executives of Grand
Bahama Ship Yard, and later met with employees in Grand Bahama Shipyard
Memories Grand Bahama & Dolly Madison launch 'Buy Local' campaign - Sep 19, 2014 - 7:08:03 PM
Bahama Island – Local retail giant Dolly Madison Home Center and the new
all inclusive Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino Resort have teamed
up to reward residents for shopping at home. Under the theme, ‘Buy
Local’, when shoppers spend $20 or more at Dolly Madison from now until
October 10th, 2014, they become eligible to enter to win luxurious all
inclusive one night stays for two adults plus two children (ages 12 or
under) at the beautiful Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino Resort.
The campaign officially kicked off Thursday October 18th, 2014 and was
inspired by what Mr. Don Roberts of Dolly Madison referred to as “the
need for locals to support their own economy”.
This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Gaming Bill Passes, Amended Crime Bills - Sep 19, 2014 - 4:18:57 PM
It is official. Webshop gaming in The
Bahamas is no longer an underground industry but a fully regulated $600
million component of both the domestic tourism and financial services
sector product offerings. Late Monday evening, 25 Parliamentarians voted
yes, seven voted no and five were absent at the third and final
reading, committal and vote on the historic Gaming Bill and attendant
regulations that promised to transform the gaming industry, both land
based and online.
Defending the government’s decision to legalize
and regulate this industry in the best interest of The Bahamas and
responding to his critics, Prime Minister Christie said that it was
important not to “attribute to one side sin, corrupt practices, when
they are motivated to do…
Dame Marguerite Recognizes Women Artists - Sep 19, 2014 - 4:08:11 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
-- Celebrating the accomplishments of women artists, Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, opened the Central Bank of The
Bahamas art exhibition, “INSTINCT” – the new artwork of nine dynamic
painters and sculptors on September 18.
Dame Marguerite said the
display showed a labour of love and in some cases a glimpse of their
innermost thoughts, fears, joys, and perhaps a piece of their soul, all
for our enjoyment and edification.
“These women have taken on art
as a life-long passionate cause and pursued its development and
evolution with dogged tenacity alongside the pursuit of more traditional
careers, as they loved and nurtured their families,” she noted.
Young Bahamian Doctor named Research Scholar at Texas University - Sep 19, 2014 - 4:00:15 PM
Grand Bahama native, Dr. Donald Glass II, MD / PhD,
Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Centre, Dallas, Texas, was recently
named a Dedman Scholar in Clinical Care at the Medical Centre.
A release appearing in the
CENTERTIMES, a publication of the
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, as well as in the Dallas
Morning News (a major dailynewspaperserving theDallas,Texasarea, reads “The Dedman Family
Scholars in Clinical Care (is) an endowed program focused on recruiting
talented clinician-scientists early in their careers. The Dedman Foundation
made a landmark $12 million gift in 2009 to establish the Dedman Family endowed
Program for Scholars in Clinical Care at UT Southwestern.
Supermodel of the Bahamas set for October 10th-12th - Sep 19, 2014 - 3:57:05 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The premiere modeling competition out of The Bahamas is set for October 10th through 12th.
Three spectacular events: Contestants Launch; Swimsuit/Best Body Award: and The Finale.
For advanced reservations, request your tickets on the event page and
receive a 10% discount on all three event tickets before deadline
September 22nd, 2014...
The Cinemas to be seen on Tempo in 2015 - Sep 19, 2014 - 3:40:06 PM
just wrapped what could probably now be described as its 'pilot' Season
in what was supposed to be a 'branding' exercise for Galleria Cinemas is
about to be something else
entirely different. The Cinemas producers have agreed to move forward
with the 'Tempo Network' in New York. The first episode is looking to be
aired around mid January 2015.
Tempo is seen throughout the
Caribbean Region, from The Bahamas all the way down to Guyana. It's also
seen in the tri-state area of New York, and their U.S. distribution is
with Optimum/Cablevision, the largest cable provider in the New York
"The Cinemas is more than a film critic show," says Bahamian filmmaker and brainchild of the show, Travolta Cooper...
Four awarded Chevening Scholars in Bahamas and Jamaica - Sep 19, 2014 - 3:08:16 PM
Three Jamaicans and
one Bahamian have been awarded the 2014/2015 Chevening Scholarships to
pursue post-graduate studies in the UK.
What is the Chevening Scholarship?
Chevening programme has, over 30 years, provided more than 40,000
Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions in the UK for postgraduate
students or researchers from countries across the world. Chevening
scholarships are prestigious and sought after awards aimed at extremely
capable individuals who have already made an impact and are motivated to
pursue a career that will take them to a position of leadership within
their own country or region.
Bahamas Embassy makes Canada connections on business tour in Alberta and British Colombia - Sep 19, 2014 - 2:59:56 PM
H.E. Dr. Calsey Johnson, High Commissioner for the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas participated in a business trip to Grande Prairie,
Alberta and Dawson Creek, British Colombia from 7-10 September 2014. The business tour was organized by Embassy
Connections Canada in collaboration with the First Nations Committee of the
Canadian Parliament and the British Colombia Caucus of the Governing
The tour provided High Commissioner the opportunity to
expand his business contacts in Alberta and British Colombia and to promote
U.S. Embassy Hosts Consular Appreciation Reception - Sep 19, 2014 - 2:51:01 PM
Providence - On Wednesday, September 17, the U.S. Embassy’s Consular
Section held a reception at Liberty Overlook in appreciation of its key
partners who support safe travel and provide services to assist American
citizens in The Bahamas. The event served as an opportunity to
recognize some of the Embassy’s most critical and helpful contacts.
Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson and Consular Chief Nathan Hara were
on hand for the event joined by Brazilian Ambassador His Excellency
Carlos Costa, Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Harrison Thompson,
Ministry of National Security Permanent Secretary Carl Smith...
More Jobs and Investments Heralded For Bimini - Sep 19, 2014 - 2:30:18 PM
The Bahamas – Resorts World Bimini Resort has seen a 30 percent increase in
occupancy since its opening and is currently constructing a new 300-room hotel.
Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie made the statement during the official opening of the Port at Resorts
World Bimini on September 18. The majority
of his cabinet ministers accompanied him.
Christie said that this signals more opportunities for Bahamians.
would like for you to listen very carefully to the jobs and economic impact of
the Resorts World development,” said Mr. Christie. “Some 480 persons have been involved in
construction and to date 488 persons are employed...
Nassau police identify 2 victims from homicides on September 14th and 16th - Sep 19, 2014 - 1:53:39 PM
New Providence, Bahamas - Nassau police have identified 2 murder victims, one who was shot and
killed at Yellow Elder Gardens on Sunday 14th September 2014, and one at
Johnson Road on Tuesday 16th September 2014.
The first victim
has been identified as 24 – year old Kenrico Rolle of Romer Street, Fox
Hill, who was shot and killed at Yellow Elder Gardens on Sunday 14th
Bahamas Mortgage Corporation Inks New Industrial Agreement - Sep 19, 2014 - 1:51:32 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation (BMC) and
the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) signed a $450,000 Bargaining Unit Industrial
Agreement on September 18, 2014 at the headquarters of the BMC.
In a statement released by the Corporation,
this new agreement “provides for incentives, (two) increment increases and lump
sum payments consistent with the current norms of industrial agreements.”
Fifty-four BMC employees located in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco
stand to benefit from this new agreement...
"Bahamas VAT System - Triumphs and Pitfalls" (Part 1) - Sep 19, 2014 - 1:45:59 PM
a previous paper, we posit that VAT was probably 20 years too late. The
July 1, 2014 was the original date of the proposed system of Value
Added Tax (VAT). Some persons thought it was too soon, and the
government listened. The announcement date did, as was expected,
generate much debate from the intellectual community, the business
community and the general population. Now the debate is over
and The House of Assembly passed the modified Bill. The original
guidance was limited in its detail and an earlier exposure may have
invited earlier comments.
Today, however, after the delay and further
studies by interested parties, the government of The
Bahamas has announced a new date of implementation as
January 1, 2015.
It has also published the updated bill and a set of regulations, as
well as embarked on a public relations system...