teenage girl yoga enthusiasts must band together to combat an evil
threat that could spoil their chance to go to a party with older members
of their high school. They end up joining forces with a legendary
man-hunter as they fight for their lives using the yoga skills they have
Collette is a high school girl who works at her father’s convenience
store and is part of a garage band with her best friend, but on the cusp
of attending a party with Seniors when an evil arises...
City, Friday (CRFM)—At a time when countries across the Caribbean
region are faced with economic challenges, innovation in one of its
prime sectors—the fisheries and aquaculture sector—can spur the kind of
growth needed to help buttress the regional economy. However, this kind
of change won’t come overnight. The Caribbean Regional Fisheries
Mechanism (CRFM) is working with Member States from around the region,
as they prepare to take the first steps in converting fish waste to fish
wealth—a change which could multiply earnings from the sector.
“Going forward, we need to make the point that proper utilization of
fishery resources is not about increasing production or increasing
catches, it is more about maximizing value of what we are now taking and
realizing the significant benefits that is possible by focusing on
value addition,” said Milton Haughton, Executive Director of the CRFM...
Coral Harbour Base 30 July 2016 (RBDF)-- Eight Cuban migrants have
been turned over to Immigration officials after they were apprehended in
Bahamian waters by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Thursday
While on routine patrol, patrol craft HMBS Lignum Vitae under
the command of Acting Senior Lieutenant Valentino Rolle spotted a 20
foot makeshift aluminum motor driven vessel approximately 45 nautical
miles west of Ragged Island around 8:00pm. Further search of the vessel
discovered the 6 males and 2 females, who were then taken aboard the
Defence Force craft. The migrants were brought into the Coral Harbour
Base shortly after 3:00pm Saturday afternoon...
Nassau, Bahamas - The word SEZ rolls off Mario Carey’s tongue with such
conviction you’d think he had discovered a single pill to cure the
common cold and create peace in the world.
“SEZ,” he says, “stands for special economic zones and it’s not the
common cold a SEZ can cure, but the too common ailment of an economy
stuck in neutral. To move it forward takes momentum and special economic
zones create that energy, that horsepower.”
Special economic zones (SEZ) were first employed in 1980 to move China
from its labour intensive agricultural communist economy to something
more closely resembling capitalism. Four zones were established allowing
investors to come in...
Government's decision to move for provisional liquidation of the Baha
Mar companies in The Bahamas was the only sensible option available and
was manifestly in the interest of reducing harm to the Bahamian economy
and Baha Mar's Bahamian employees and other creditors. Any suggestion to
the contrary demonstrates a lack of awareness of the facts surrounding
Baha Mar’s insolvency.”
This was the response of the government
of The Bahamas to media reports attributed to former Prime Minster
Ingraham that the Christie administration was “dead wrong” in pursuing
the provisional liquidation route on the stalled Baha Mar project and
should have allowed the chapter 11 proceedings to play out in a Delaware
Nassau, Bahamas - Within weeks of assuming office, BTVI’s president, Dr. Robert W.
Robertson was already representing the institution - and by extension,
The Bahamas - at an international conference. Accompanied by Dean of
Student Services, Racquel Bethel, Dr. Robertson attended the Latin
America and Caribbean Forum for Technical and Community College
Educators in San Antonio, Texas.
Held July 16th - 18th, it was a meeting of the minds and Dr. Robertson
presented a paper on 'Building the Bahamian Economy: The Role for BTVI.'
Dr. Robertson focused on the importance of building workforce skills in
The Bahamas and closing the workforce skills gap...
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – The Bahamas continue to achieve monumental
success and set historic records on the international front, this time
being named the First “Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors” by the National
Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The announcement was made
on July 26, at the 2016 EAA AirVenture Conference, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
and accepted by representatives of the Bahamas Department of Civil
Aviation, Royal Bahamas Police Force and Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
which has a membership of 3,300 weather professionals, started the
‘Weather Ready Nation Ambassador” initiative three years ago to educate
its citizens on the importance of preparedness and protection in weather
Freeport, Bahamas - Officers in Grand Bahama arrest two males for Harboring a Fugitive and Assault with a Deadly Instrument.
are that on Friday 29th July 2016 shortly after 6:00pm, Officers
arrested the pair while in the West End Street, Hawksbill area during a
search of a vehicle that they were in, both persons were arrested for
Harboring a Fugitive and one of the suspects who resides in New
Providence was also arrested for Assault with a Deadly Instrument when
he attempted to hit an officer with a vehicle...
Nassau, The Bahamas — Instead of hitting various
pavement and bush trails on the island of New Providence, the Nassau
Hash House Harriers forwent tennis shoes for bare feet and switched into
team "Sip a Sands" mode for the annual Sandy Toe'lympics at Sandy Toes
Resort on Rose Island last Sunday. The team's athletic skills helped
them navigate a series of outrageous team events which included digging a
chicken out of the sand while blindfolded and tied their partner's leg.
Team member James Forrest said, "that was as much fun as I'd ever
thought I would have with a running club. We had a real run the
following Monday near Caves Village and it was much different from the
beach activities." The team was easy to spot during the events because
you only had to follow the bright green Sands Light Beer shirts...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Janet Bostwick paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Mrs. Bostwick, who was accompanied by her grandson John Henry Bostwick III, headed the Organization of American States (OAS) Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) at the general elections held earlier this year in Jamaica, and she was in Washington to officially presented the Mission’s report to the OAS on Wednesday, July 27, during a meeting of the Permanent Council in the Simon Bolívar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations and the OAS, is Chair of the Permanent Council...
Freeport, Grand Bahama – On July 27th, 2016, the 12-week Culinary
Management Institute Partnership program between Pelican Bay hotel and
College of The Bahamas came to a close. The students assigned to Pelican
Bay were: Ashanti Williams majoring in Hospitality management, Tourism
and Hospitality major Robin Major and Marketing major Vania Hamilton,
who got the opportunity to work in all departments at the boutique
hotel, including security, front office, food and beverage, front of
house, back of house, front desk, reservations, housekeeping and more.
Bay operations manager Della Bridgewater took a personal interest in
the students saying, “I know what it is to be an intern. I graduated
from FIU and interned at Pelican Bay and I’ve been through the ranks...”
This is a Bahamas public weather forecast for today and tonight Saturday 30th July 2016.
General situation: A series of multi-layered troughs along with an upper
level low in the vicinity of the Southeast Bahamas will generate moist
conditions across the area today.
Special warnings: Beachgoers in the Southeast Bahamas should exercise
caution due to the risk of rip currents at beaches mainly along the
northern and eastern shorelines…also, due to the high heat index,
residents should continue to limit outdoor activity during peak sunlight
hours and stay hydrated.
NEW YORK, New York – Last week, the United Nations concluded its
High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development which was
held from 11-20 July, 2016. The event, which is the official review and
monitoring process for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
launched earlier this year, tracks countries’ progress on 169 targets
addressing a wide range of issues such as poverty, education, economic
growth, and climate change by 2030.
Dominique Maingot, from
Freeport, Grand Bahama was a part of the youth division of the UN
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) - a UN initiative
launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to mobilize global scientific
and technological expertise on SDG implementation. Dominique is a
graduate of Boston University, and a law graduate of the University of
specializes in sustainability issues ...
Nassau, Bahamas - Major League Baseball (MLB) was in Nassau
this summer to conduct a two-week development program which involved
approximately thirty high-school-aged participants from Nassau,
Freeport, and Eleuthera. Four MLB coaches flew in and worked with five
local Bahamas Baseball Federation coaches. The program ran six days a
week between two local fields (Freedom Farm and the Junior Baseball
League of Nassau).
"Having spent two weeks learning from their MLB instructors (who are
former Major League players and coaches) about what it takes to succeed
at any level, these players are better prepared to achieve their goals,
whether it’s playing at the collegiate level or even signing a
professional contract," said Rebecca Seesel who deals with the
international operations for MLB...
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement from The Hon. Melanie Griffin; The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin; and The Hon. Hope Strachan:
Lightbourne's violation of women's reproductive rights shocking and despicable.
We were shocked and disgusted to hear the offensive
suggestion of Mr. Richard Lightbourn, M.P. for Montagu, that the State
should cause for Bahamian women to be sterilized after giving birth
to two (2) children to prohibit them from having any more children thereafter...
Bahamas Women’s Watch strongly condemns the statement by Member of
Parliament Richard Lightbourn who suggested a policy of state enforced
sterilization as a means of controlling the fertility of unwed Bahamian
women with two or more children. Lightbourn’s proposed policy highlights
an absolute disrespect and contempt for women’s rights, which are human
rights and agency, and serves to explain the lack of advancement on
core women’s empowerment issues, such as sexual and reproductive health
and rights in The Bahamas.
Mr Lightbourn first and foremost needs
a lesson on fundamental human rights, womem” rights of bodily integrity
and the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against
Women (CEDAW), which is a United Nations instrument ratified by the
Government of the Bahamas and 189 countries around the world to empower
women and ensure equal opportunities and outcomes...
The Cabinet Office has announced that a State-Recognized Funeral will be
held for Pastor Silas Napolean McKinney on Sunday, 31 July, 2016 at
Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church, Tonique Willliams-Darling
In addition, viewing for the general public will be at
Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Saturday, 30 July, 2016
from 12 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and on Sunday, 31 July, 2016 from 9.00 a.m.
until service time at the Church...
29 July, 2016 - Commonwealth governments will gather in Rio de Janeiro
on the eve of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to push for greater
recognition of sport as a vehicle to deliver global development goals,
such as on health and education.
At the Commonwealth Sports
Ministers Meeting, the government representatives are expected to
deliver a powerful statement of intent on how sports policy can help
achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was agreed by
world leaders almost a year ago...
EARTHCARE members and Bahamas Immigration Department volunteers
performed the second underwater cleanup at Discovery Beach on July 23rd
along with concerned citizens. "We cleaned a quarter mile or 400 meters
of ocean bottom at Discovery Beach,” said Gail Woon, Founder of
EARTHCARE and a director of Save The Bays.
The objective of the event was to rid the seafloor of marine debris, and
trash bags and light refreshments were provided. Volunteers snorkeled
to remove trash and it was bagged ashore. The event was open to the
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public
that Monday, 1 st August, 2016 will be observed as Emancipation Day. As
a result, stores, wishing to do so, may open for business on this
holiday during normal business hours.
Employers are to note, however, that employees, who are normally not
required to work on holidays, must be paid wages in accordance with
Section 10 (a) of the Employment Act...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Health, Department of Public
Health and the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), will
continue their proactive, collaborative and aggressive approach to
preventing and controlling the possible spread of the Zika Virus within
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, local healthcare and environmental
officials said Tuesday.
Efforts aimed at source reduction and
other activities to decrease the mosquito population within the
Commonwealth such as treatment of water sources and fogging are ongoing
and will continue to be undertaken as part of that process...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Despite delay in Baha Mar’s opening, annual
visitor statistics continue to increase steadily with the current boost
of international and domestic tourism initiatives and increasing cruise
and air travel stopovers throughout the 700 islands of The Bahamas,
Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu announced at a briefing by the
Ministry in the Governor’s Ballroom of the British Colonial Hilton, July
Mrs. Jibrilu expressed a desire to encourage more
Bahamians to vacation at home within the Family Islands to support
domestic tourism and keep Bahamian money home. She said that according
to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Bahamas tourism has
contributed a total of BSD $4,129.3 million or 46.9 percent of GDP in
2015 and expects a rise of 2.6 percent in 2016...
The crew of a damaged starship encounter an alien warrior race after
being marooned on a distant planet during a surprise attack. They must
now band together with a survivor of a previous attack on the planet to
stop the aliens from releasing a doomsday weapon on the galaxy.
James T. Kirk is the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise who is
interested in the Vice Admiral position at the Starbase Yorktown as he
struggles to find meaning in his 5 year mission. Kalara is a refugee
found in an escape pod who claims her ship is stranded on a planet
called Altamid in a nebula and needs the help of the Enterprise crew in a
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a press statement by Bradley B. Roberts
Progressive Liberal Party:
For someone who wants to lead a party and government, Loretta
Butler-Turner has a record of mediocrity but has done much to deeply
fracture her party by sowing seeds of discord that will linger long
after the FNM’s current three day convention.
Loretta Butler-Turner cannot be trusted; just ask Dr. Minnis.
No amount of political bluster, lies and half-truths from a rally stage
by Mrs. Butler-Turner can change the fact that she sat around the
cabinet table approving terrible and harmful policy decisions that
pushed this country’s economy to the brink of collapse...
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 have
burgers, dips, sushi, oysters, wings, and more!
Check out the
special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...
Remarks By Thomas Desmond Bannister at The 2016 F.N.M Convention July, 2016:
I wouldn’t dare skip the protocol tonight because all of you matter
Leader, my remarks tonight are offered in tribute to two outstanding
Bahamian patriots, the late Jack Albury M.C.M., and the late Frankie
Russell M.C.M. We all know that Jack and Frankie shared our belief that
the work of this party matters a great deal to our country.
Delegates, Your FNM party believes that education is critical to
empowerment. The FNM wants to ensure that every child in our Bahamas is
educated to his or her fullest potential. That's why we have an
unmatched record of building schools throughout this country to provide
opportunity for our children to learn in their own communities. Because
for us, Bahamian children matter...