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Hon. Keith Bell on Juries and Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill - Apr 25, 2015 - 2:35:19 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Speaking Notes by Senator The Honourable Keith R. Bell
Minister of State for National Security On: Juries and Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill:
Madam President, it is important that at every opportunity we are able
to thank our law enforcement officers, we show our appreciation. This
must extend to our law abiding citizens as well.
For instance, I am not sure if the general public is aware, that the
Police alone receive in excess of 30,000 calls per month for help
through their Police Control Room. Many rescues, successes or other
matters that are considered “ordinary” are not ‘newsworthy...
Hon. Hope Strachan BICA Bill 2015 House Contribution - Apr 25, 2015 - 2:17:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a
of Financial Services the Hon. Hope Strachan:
I believe that this
is a good day for the members of The Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants. They have been anxiously awaiting the passage of this
legislation. It signals to the world especially international regulators
that the Institute and the members who comprise BICA are serious about
their commitment to international compliance and quality standards...
Bahamian Explorers Return Home from the North Pole - Apr 25, 2015 - 1:49:21 PM
explorers Mark Roberts and Shaune Adderley returned safely home on
April 22nd into the loving arms of family members. The two were
successful in becoming the second and third Bahamians to plant the
Bahamian Flag at the North Pole last Friday.
The trek was made under the guidance of an experienced team of New
Zealanders, some of whom had previously been to the South Pole.
After flying in to the continent, they skied
up to 12 hours a day over shifting ice for the 120 mile journey to the
Pole. Average temperatures ranged from - 20 to - 40 and sometimes - 80
with wind chill...
Stabbing incident in Bimini - Apr 25, 2015 - 1:47:20 PM
Bimini, The Bahamas - On Saturday 25th
April 2015, shortly after 2:00am, police received information that a
male and female both of Porgy Bay, Bimini, were involved in an
altercation, when the female reportedly stabbed the male with a knife to
the upper chest area. The male was taken to the Bimini Clinic and seen
by doctor who listed his injuries as serious. He is schedule to be
airlifted to New Providence for further medical attention.
The 36 year old female was later taken into police custody. Investigations are continuing.
Sharks4Kids Event Celebrates Bahamas Launch of “Shark Stanley” - Apr 25, 2015 - 12:40:15 PM
BIMINI, The Bahamas —Shark
Stanley, the friendly cartoon hammerhead shark, landed in Bimini on April 16 at
Gateway Christian Academy for the official Bahamas launch of the children’s
The Adventures of Shark Stanley
& Friends. Shark Stanley is a
global ambassador for shark conservation and the main character in the
science-based children’s book.
with the Florida based global nonprofit Sharks4Kids, the Shark Stanley launch
event included a shark lesson for the students, as well as a reading of the
book to mark the official Bahamas launch of the Shark Stanley campaign. Sharks4Kids founders Jillian Morris and
Duncan Brake taught the kids about sharks, specifically...
Armed robbery at Grand Bahama business on East Mall Drive - Apr 25, 2015 - 12:02:38 PM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an
armed robbery that occurred at a business establishment on the East Mall
Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
are that on Friday 24th April 2015, shortly before 10:00pm, Officers
received information that five men who were all described as wearing
dark clothing, mask covering their faces and all armed with a firearm,
held up and robbed the patrons of the establishment of cash, jewelry and
cell phones, before making good their escape in an unknown direction.
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Saturday, April 25 - Apr 25, 2015 - 12:00:46 PM
Public forecast for the Bahamas for today and
aturday 25th April 2015.
General situation: A weak pressure pattern will continue to produce
light winds, sunny, hot and humid conditions across the Bahamas today
For all areas:
Weather: Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid with a few scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms today, turning fair and humid
Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers or thunderstorms...
Upstairs on the Bay Chef's Steak Night! Every Tuesday & Saturday - Apr 25, 2015 - 11:17:05 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Upstairs on the Bay Restaurant & Bar Chef's Steak Night!
Every Tuesday & Saturday from 5pm - 10:30 pm.
Try our new
All Natural Wagyu Beef 10oz. New York Strip-$24.95
All Natural Black Angus Beef
12 oz. Rib Eye- $28.95
served with 2 sides and your choice of:
Bearnaise Sauce or
Enjoy your dinner in a non-smoking environment...
Enjoy Lunch or Brunch at Garden Delite at the Pelican Bay Hotel - Apr 25, 2015 - 11:12:55 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Enjoy brunch at Garden Delite!
the brain of Chef Emmanuel Smith comes a new concept for sophisticated
healthy eating in Grand Bahamas — Garden Delite: Sabor’s new sister
restaurant located on the 4th floor of Pelican Bay’s Canal House!
new restaurant is situated in a scenic spot, overlooking a lovely
section of Bell Channel Bay from atop the 4th floor of the Pelican Bay
Hotel Canal House, which hosts business conferences and gatherings.
Abaco traffic fatality involving bicycle - Apr 25, 2015 - 10:43:42 AM
Abaco, Bahamas -
Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic fatality that has left a 49
year old male resident of the Pigeon Peas, Abaco dead.
are that on Friday 24th April, 2015 shortly after 9:00pm, police
received information that a male travelling north on his bicycle on Don
McKay Boulevard was struck by an unknown vehicle also travelling north
but did not stop. EMS personnel were called to the scene and the victim
was transported to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was later
pronounced dead by doctor.
BREEF Hires New Environmental Educator with a Grant from The Moore Bahamas Foundation - Apr 25, 2015 - 10:07:35 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Reef
Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) today announced a grant from
The Moore Bahamas Foundation (MBF) to hire Ms Chantal Curtis as its new
Environmental Educator. Her combined experiences in teaching and
forensic science make her a valuable asset to the BREEF team as it seeks
to expand citizen science leadership in its coastal field studies and
The latest staff expansion comes as BREEF
continues to successfully lead local marine conservation efforts around
The Bahamas. BREEF’s education initiatives provide public and private
school children with hands-on opportunities to learn about the Bahamian
American Ex-Pats Raise Money To Rebuild the Exuma Straw Market - Apr 25, 2015 - 7:52:08 AM
GEORGE TOWN, Exuma -- American Ex-Pats
residing in the Elizabeth Harbour community garnered support from
friends and family back home in the United States to raise thousands of
dollars to rebuild the Exuma Straw Market that was burnt down to the
ground on April 16.
A Town Meeting was held at the Kettel
Centre of the Exuma Foundation, George Town, on Monday, April 20,
attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works the Hon.
Philip Davis, at which Exuma residents discussed last week’s straw
market fire in George Town, and the next steps...
Pretty Brown Girl Club #14 Hosts 2nd Annual Mother-Daughter Conference - Apr 25, 2015 - 1:14:11 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – It’s rare to find a
positive, family-friendly environment where mothers can have fun, laugh
and learn with their daughters. And it’s even rarer to have a sold out
event for two years in a row! Pretty Brown Girl Club #14 is excited
about its 2nd Annual
Mother-Daughter Conference. This year’s event is themed “Dream Big with Courage,
and Character,” and will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel downtown. This event is for girls ages 6-16 and
their mothers. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased in
advance (there will be absolutely NO ticket sales at the door)...
Straw Vendors of New Providence Give Donations to Straw Vendors in Exuma - Apr 24, 2015 - 10:29:36 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Vendors of the New Providence Straw Market
Authority gave a monetary donation as well as straw work to Philip
'Brave' Davis, DPM and Minister of Works and Urban Development, centre,
on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, to help the straw vendors in Exuma, whose
straw market was destroyed by fire last week...
Cancer Fundraiser Hauls in $100,000 Profit - Apr 24, 2015 - 6:53:20 PM
A crowd of nearly 200 persons attended a brunch hosted by the Cancer
Society of The Bahamas, purchasing donated items and even joining a
flash mob to the tune of Pharrell’s hit track “Happy”, all in the name
of raising funds for the non-profit organisation.
event, Luncheon on the Lawn, held at Old Fort Bay’s Spanish-style
Clubhouse, was labeled a success touting a profit of nearly $100,000.
Luncheon on the Lawn is one of many fund-raisers held throughout the
year in aid of the day-to-day operation of the Cancer Caring Center...
Spanish Ambassador Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Apr 24, 2015 - 6:49:08 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- His Excellency Anibal Julio Jimenez Y Abascal,
Ambassador of Spain to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, presented his
Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, at Government House on Friday, April 17, 2015...
His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming calls on the Paraguay Ambassador - Apr 24, 2015 - 5:17:55 PM
NEW YORK - His
Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (right), Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations and the Organisation
of American States, paid a courtesy call on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, on
the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the United
Nations, H.E. Mr. Federico Alberto González Franco (left), as part of
the Mission's efforts to garner support among UN Member States for The
Bahamas' re-election to Category 'C' of the Council of the International
Maritime Organisation, for which elections will take place in November
of this year...
Toastmasters International calls on Bahamas Governor General - Apr 24, 2015 - 5:14:36 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Toastmasters
International District 47 Governor 2014-2015 along with other District
Governors paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Governor General Dame
Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
Pictured from left: Kendrick Knowles, Area 61 Governor; Edward Carey,
Co-founder Toastmasters; Anthony Longley, District 47 Governor; Dame
Marguerite Pindling; Jim Kockochi, International President-Elect; Pamela
D. Rolle, Past District 47 Governor; and Jamere McIntosh, Area 60
Grand Bahama Health Services takes floating trophy in BJC Beach Olympics - Apr 24, 2015 - 5:01:37 PM
Freeport, BAHAMAS –
The Grand Bahama Health Services Bahamas Shock Wavers now has bragging
rights as the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) 2015 Beach Olympics
Winners, following an impressive showing at the games on Saturday, April
18th on Taino Beach.
Seven teams, including the Cable Bahamas
Connection, Grand Bahama Shipyard Sharks, Grand Bahama Port Authority
Regulators, Polymers International Ltd. Reactors, Grand Bahama Health
Services Shock Wavers, Grand Bahama Power Company and the Ministry for
Grand Bahama, participated in the Beach Olympics, toughing it out
through a rigorous obstacle course, Tug O’ War, Dunk Tank, Basketball
and Volley Ball competitions...
Congratulations to Celina Robinson of Hugh Campbell Primary School for a Job well done! - Apr 24, 2015 - 4:56:23 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
11- year old Celina Robinson of
Hugh Campbell Primary School!
She has placed 3rd in the 18th Annual Spelling Bee Western Division held in January 2015.
Celina has been at the top of her class from preschool straight up to Grade 6.
God will continue to bless you in High School!...
Griffin Urges Students to be Responsible for ‘Own Affirmation’ - Apr 24, 2015 - 4:32:02 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Minister of Social
Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin
Thursday warned tenth and eleventh grade students from public and
private secondary schools not look anywhere else but to themselves for
“When you put your self-esteem in other people’s
hands, you are asking for trouble as it is much easier for others to
take advantage of you when you look to them for affirmation,” Mrs.
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day - Apr 24, 2015 - 3:23:25 PM
VANCOUVER, Canada - World Oceans
Day has taken on new meaning to the production team at Parallax Film
Productions. After spending months
filming their latest project called
Bahama Blue, a bunker oil spill occurred in
their hometown Vancouver, just as they were delivering the final episodes.
“We just have a new appreciation for how
catastrophic an event like this can be.
We know how vulnerable many species are to manmade pollution,” says
Director and Executive Producer Ian Herring,
“It’s a shame that we only truly appreciate wildlife when it’s threatened or
The team chose a different theme for their
series, though, to capture the beauty and diversity of wildlife in the Bahamas.
Cultural warrior, Raphael Munnings honoured at St. John’s - Apr 24, 2015 - 2:08:55 PM
Bahamas – St. John’s College Alumnus Raphael Munnings, leader of the famous ‘Beginning
of the End’ band of “Funky Nassau” fame was honoured at a Special Assembly at
on Thursday morning.
from primary through secondary school levels learned of his achievements as an
international entertainer – his band “Beginning of the End” was named one of
the ‘41 Bahamian Cultural Warriors’ acclaimed during the Bahamas 41st
Independence Anniversary Celebrations in 2014.
The band’s hit song “Funky Nassau” sold a million copies in 1971.
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff Delivered in Grand Style - Apr 24, 2015 - 1:56:19 PM
Freeport, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival (BJC) Kickoff Weekend in Grand Bahama sounded off with a bang
Friday night with live Bahamian performances and fireworks and closed
out with a massive Junkanoo rushout turned street party that lasted well
into the morning hours on Sunday.
While there was an exciting
lineup of entertainment, including the 17 semi-finalists in the Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Song Competition, the two-day festival
climaxed with the sounds of the Legendary T-Connection, who certainly
did not disappoint. In epic-style, some of the country’s most celebrated
artists also graced the grand stage, and gave show-stopping
performances, including Jay Mitchell, Dyson Knight, Julien Believe,
Stileet, Avvy and D-Mac...
Grand Bahama police report 4 missing persons - Apr 24, 2015 - 1:39:32 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama needs your assistance in locating the following persons:
Antonio Hensley McNeish age 41 years of #168 Tasman Close, Freeport,
Grand Bahama. He is described as standing at 5’10” tall, slim built,
dark brown complexion and weighing 160 pounds.
Edith Alfaro Porras age 40 years of Costa Rica, South America. She is
described as Caucasian, standing at 5 feet tall, weighing 160 pounds and
3. Eliecer Ruiz Urena age 46 years of Costa Rica, South America...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Competition Finalists Announced - Apr 24, 2015 - 1:27:34 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas —
Nine semi-finalists with ten songs will move on to the final round of
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival’s first Music Masters competition to vie for
the $20,000 grand prize on May 8th,, 2015 in Nassau, Bahamas
first round of competition was held on April 17th and the second on
April 18th in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The semifinalists are: Colyn
Carnival Is Here & Jump and Carry On, Ericka ‘Lady E’
My Islands in the Sun, Sammi Starr –
Everybody Jump in Da
Line, Chris ‘Sketch’ Carey –
Rushing Down the Road, Sonovia Pierre –
Junkanoo Carnival Party, Bodine Johnson –
All day All Night, Georgina
In the Carnival, Ian McQuay –
Going Home, and Tyrone ‘Plati’
This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Apr 21 - 24 - Apr 24, 2015 - 12:53:34 PM
Carnival launch a huge success
The Christie government was
decidedly magnanimous and measured in its response but effusive in its praise
and thanks to Bahamians and the event organizers in the wake of the hugely
successful Grand Bahama launch of the 2015 and inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo
Speaking on behalf of the
government was Tourism Minister Hon. Obie Wilchcombe who thanked the Bahamian
people for their belief in themselves, their show of national unity and
national pride. He characterized the whole event as a leap of faith.
Have you tried Lunch at Flying Fish? - Apr 24, 2015 - 12:41:18 PM
Did you know that
one of the best places to dine in the Caribbean is open for lunch? Come
in and enjoy our waterside South Beach-style atmosphere. Perfect for
the business lunch meeting or a gathering with the girlfriends. Dine
inside in our cool a/c or outside on the water's edge in the breeze.
Flying Fish offers Lunch, Wednesday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm.
Check out our menu enclosed.
Mixing traditional and modernist cuisine techniques, Flying Fish will certainly offer you something you've never had before...