A total of 1,780,528 million people worldwide have put
their names to a collection of faith-based petitions urging political
leaders at the COP21 climate summit to take decisive action to curb
global warming and deliver a strong, fair deal that helps poor countries
adapt to their changing climate.
The petitions were presented to
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres on November 28 at the
‘Faith in Climate Justice’ (‘Les Religions Pour le Climat’) event at
Salle de la Légion d’Honneur in Saint-Denis.
The hand-in was
witnessed by close to 400 people, including faith leaders, COP21
delegates and climate campaigners from around the world...
The Bahamas, from European
sensibilities, conjures 007 dreams of exotic beaches and cocktails. It appears
to be the epitome of a tropical paradise, however the reality is more complex. The
past; pirates, colonial times and slave trade, are elements implicit to
contemporary Bahamian culture and they still resonate in the collective psyche.
Look deeper and there is another raw and painful history.
In 1492, Christopher
Columbus’ notorious and much celebrated discovery of the ‘New World’ seems like
a wonderful celebration of human perseverance and ingenuity, but for the
indigenous Indians it was a death knell...
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Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Saturday 28th, November 2015.
General situation: A deep layered trough in the vicinity of the Central
Bahamas will continue to enhance pockets of unsettled weather across the
Central and Southeastern islands. Elsewhere, a high pressure centered
north of the islands will continue to produce brisk winds across the
Special warnings : Mariners and beach goers should be alert for rough
surf due to moderate to large northeasterly swells and the possibility
of dangerous rip currents mainly along the northern and eastern
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling welcomed presidents of Atlantic College and North American
University in a courtesy call at Government House, November 19, 2015.
Pictured from left: James Schaefer; President of Atlantic College Dr.
R.E. Cooper; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; President of North American
University Dr. Reg Pecen; and Rev. Susan Pratt...
Students, teachers and faculty from Tabernacle Academy, Grand Bahama,
donated a number of food items and cleaning supplies to be distributed
to hurricane victims in the central and southern Bahamas on Wednesday.
Accepting the donation was Mrs. Michelle Reckley, Deputy Director of
Urban Renewal in Grand Bahama. Making the presentation was Genice
Saunders, left, and Annamarie Amerthil, pictured right...
MIAMI, Florida – Bahamas Consul General to Miami H. Ricardo Treco
attended the Consul Corps College Symposium held in Washington, DC at
The Bank of America Corporate Center, November 18-20, 2015.
The symposium attracts diplomatic professionals from many countries throughout the world.
The Consular Corps College was founded in 1969 by Consul General Walter
R. Regirer with the primary goal of increasing professional
communication among foreign consular officers serving in the United
True to its mission to stimulate, facilitate and encourage the creation,
expansion and development of small and medium sized business
enterprises in The Bahamas (SME), the Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC) hosted a one day seminar on Product Development and
Food Processing at its Headquarters on Old Trail Road.
The areas of general business development covered in this intensive one
day workshop were the principles of food processing; product packing,
labeling, presentation and demonstration; the principles of product
Scotiabank is providing scholarships for students
to attend The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI ).
The Bank has partnered with BTVI to help several potential entrepreneurs
pursue Professional Development Courses. The certificate programs range
from ten to fifteen weeks and are offered in business, beauty,
construction, and fashion trades; auto mechanics; marine engine; and
information technology; among other disciplines...
Nassau, Bahamas - To show support and solidarity on World AIDS Day, December 1, local
medical supplier Ports International recently made a donation to the
Bahamas AIDS Foundation. The Bahamas AIDS Foundation is a non-profit,
non-government organization dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS in
the community and worldwide, by providing programs and activities to
continuously fight HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas.
As stated by Mrs. Michele Rassin-Moodie "We have come such a long way in
the fight against HIV/AIDS. Huge global efforts such as the UNAIDS
Strategy Getting to Zero have proven results as more people are
accessing treatment and prevention services; but we are not there yet...
Nassau, Bahamas - Executives and staff of the Ministry of Tourism spent Thanksgiving Day
saying thank you to industry stakeholders and visitors in a big way by
treating them to a free Thanksgiving luncheon at Pompey Square.
Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu said the Ministry of Tourism
wanted to pause and reflect on the blessings over the last year.
“Although Thanksgiving is primarily an American holiday it is always
good to give thanks and in spite of it all, The Bahamas has much to be
Nassau, Bahamas – CIBC FirstCaribbean’s annual Walk for the Cure has
raised the bar yet again, collecting $400,000 across the region and more
than $77,000 in donations in the Bahamas in its 2015 fundraising
In a presentation at the CIBC FirstCaribbean country headquarters on
Shirley Street, the Bahamian funds were distributed between eight local
cancer charities: Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Groups of New
Providence and Grand Bahama; The Cancer Society of The Bahamas...
The all star season of Mission Catwalk has come to a close, and we are
excited to announce that The Bahamas' very own, David Rolle was
announced the winner on the final segment of season 5 on November 21st!
was in September we told you of the exciting news of Bahamian designer,
David Rolle's return to Mission Catwalk for their all star series, and
this season's winner will be announced on Saturday, November 21st.
Mission Catwalk had released the photos of the final runway showdown a
few days ago. The showdown which took place at the historical landmark...
addressing delegates at a Commonwealth Business Forum this week,
Bahamas Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie stressed the need
for responsible policy and vigilance in protecting the integrity and
international reputation of our financial services.
has never felt so big and yet so small at the same time. The problems
that we face in 2015 are more complex. The battlefields of global wars
are as much on the front line as in the board rooms of financial
services businesses. We must be vigilant and jealously guard our
jurisdictions from those that wish to engage in financial crimes and
other imprudent activities.
Paradise Island, The Bahamas - The Battle 4 Atlantis champion is
complete, and Syracuse knocked off No. 25 Texas A & M in
The final score was 74 to 67.
early-season college basketball tournament began on Wednesday, November
25th. Appearing were eight top-tier teams: Syracuse University,
University of Connecticut, University of Michigan, University of Texas,
Gonzaga University, University of Washington, Texas A&M University,
and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte...
The Ministry of Finance takes strong exception to the report in today’s
newspaper, which suggests that officials in the ministry and the VAT
Department have reneged on the understanding of insurance policies
renewed before July 1st, 2015 and how they are to be treated under
Contrary to views attributed to representatives of the insurance
industry, the ministry never agreed that polices on which premiums were
exempt from VAT would accrue VAT credits when insurers paid out claims
triggered on or after July 1st 2015...
The Mister Bahamas Organization is in search of 'The Classic Man'...
And with just over two weeks before the December 13th finals in Nassau,
they are finalizing what promises to be a great show, when the lives of
two young Bahamian men will change forever.
"There have been hours of preparation and commitment by our
contestants," said director Oswald Ellis, "and they are ready to give 100%, each
hoping to win the fans, and judge's approval, in order to be awarded the
This year, the organization eliminated the name "Manhunt" from the
titles and have added more substance to what is expected of the winners...
“A Religious Tourism Partnership with Bishop Henry Fernandez Ministries”
LUCAYAN RESORT, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND - The faith-based community of
Grand Bahama Island showed up in full support of the recent Living
Taping of the Bishop Henry Fernandez Ministries, Lifestyle of Faith Live
Recording on the Great Lawn of the Grand Lucayan Resort on Thursday,
The evening brought together key influencers in
the Christian community of religious leaders, local Bahamian gospel
artists and international recording artists who shared in a time of
teaching and worship...
Atlantis, Paradise Island prides itself on not just
being able to provide quality customer service, attractions and amenities to
the guests that come to stay each year, but also on its commitment to the local
community. In an effort to support the Family Islands in the southern Bahamas
that were devastated by Hurricane Joaquin, the mega-resort property donated in
excess of $50,000 to The Bahamas Red Cross along with three 40ft containers of
lumber to assist with the rebuilding and restoration of homes damaged during
Atlantis President & Managing Director Paul
Burke, accompanied by Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Retail at the
resort Ed Fields, presented the cheque totaling $52,343 to Bahamas Red Cross
President Craig Tony Gomez. In making the presentation, both Burke and Fields
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held their inaugural Bahamas National
Sports Awards 2015 at the Atlantis, Paradise Island on November 21st.
“Oh my gosh, it’s an amazing feeling. I just thank God so much for all
of the opportunities,” Miller told The Tribune “To be chosen among so many great
athletes that we have in the Bahamas, it’s an honour and I just thank
God for it.”
Miller received the Prime Minister Award for National Pride and overall Athlete of the Year...
The Boxing Federation of The Bahamas on Saturday 21st
November held its “box-off” to qualify boxers to travel to the Olympic
qualifier in Argentina in March of 2016.
event was held at the Ray Minus Gym on Wulff Road, said Boxing
Federation President Wellington Miller. “All boxers gave everything
they had in order to make the team. It was a very exciting event.”
In the 56kg category, Ronald Woodside defeated Kenrick Stuart...
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...
Freeport, Bahamas – As the Festival Noel committee strings the lights,
restaurants prepare their menus and Bristol Wines and Spirits chills the
wine, one of the most important aspects of Festival Noel is beginning
to arrive at the Rand Nature Centre - the art!
This year’s featured artist is Matthew Wildgoose (aka Matt Wild), a
Grand Bahama native who is well-known for his acting talents on Cable
Bahamas and BTC commercials and is now showing off his passion for
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Bernadette
Christie addressed a Thanksgiving Day luncheon under the theme,
“Embracing Humanity,” held in recognition of teachers, administrators
and staff of Eva Hilton Primary School (formerly Oakes Field Primary
School), and the Northwestern District Teachers of the Year 2015-2017,
at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center, East Street, on Tuesday.
Guest speaker, Mrs. Christie said: “I am a firm believer that we can
never bestow our teachers with adequate accolades; as their work is more
than a labor of love but a true demonstration of service to humanity...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
(CDEMA) is pleased to announce the staging of the 9th Caribbean
Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, which is being held at
the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Bahamas from November 30th – December
CDM 9 will be convened under the theme: "The Road to Resilience: Checkpoint 2015”.
Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management
Agency, says “The Bahamas, through NEMA, is pleased to host the high
level conference as Participating States -Dominica and The Bahamas...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – A group of concerned residents of Exuma donated
$5,500 towards the Hurricane Joaquin Relief effort, to assist residents
in the Central and Southeast Bahamas impacted by the Category 4 storm in
October. The funds came from the Exuma Christian Disaster Community
Relief Fund, Member of Parliament for Exuma the Hon. Anthony Moss, and
the Stuart Manor Curtis Alexander Association. On Monday, November 23,
2015, representatives presented the National Emergency Management Agency
with a cheque at NEMA’s office on Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way.
Pictured from left are Mr. Moss, Captain Stephen Russell, Director NEMA...
Freeport, Grand Bahama -The Regulatory Framework established between
GBPC and GBPA was created with residents in mind; this framework brings
improved transparency to the rate regulation process. As the independent
regulator of the power sector, GBPA has responsibility to approve the
rate structure of GBPC and to ensure operational standards are in line
with international prudent utility practice.
GBPC seeks approval for: Adjustments to the rates & charges, as described in the application, A new tariff classification called Large Industrial, as described in the Application...
Cruises Inc. ® during a national travel conference aboard the Norwegian
Escape, partnered with the Sandals Foundation to donate school supplies
to Bahamian children as part of Pack for a Purpose®. Independent
Vacation Specialists who participated in this fundraiser donated close
to 500 pounds of school supplies that will be distributed to schools
across the Bahamas.
Education and community are two important pillars of the Sandals
Foundation and the mission of Pack for a Purpose is to positively impact
communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to make
meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit. The partnership
between the Sandals Foundation and Pack For A Purpose was therefore an