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Bahamian Aerospace Engineer Aisha Bowe Encourages STEM Education - Apr 1, 2015 - 2:58:58 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - As an aerospace
engineer, Aisha Bowe has used her imagination and creativity to
contribute to space exploration. But it wasn’t until college that anyone
ever encouraged her to pursue studies in a science discipline.
When that happened, it became a life changer.
A former aerospace
engineer and mission engineer at NASA Ames Research Centre and the
current Co-Founder and CEO of STEMBoard – an engineering and development
enterprise – Bowe is a passionate proponent of science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. She is also of
BNFC statement on Music Masters Concert for Bahamas Junkanoo Festival - Apr 1, 2015 - 2:39:34 AM
Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) remains committed to its
mandate to create events that will stimulate sustainable cultural
industries and promote all things Bahamian.
the past year, the BNFC has invested over half a million dollars
directly in Bahamian musicians, for performance fees at promotional
events and activities to support the Junkanoo Carnival Song Competition
and the Music Masters Concert. While there has been much interest in the
guest performers at Music Masters, the Commission is clear that the
primary objective of the event is to promote the Top 10 finalists in the
Junkanoo Carnival Song Competition and to give these Bahamian artists,
many of whom are undiscovered, local and international exposure.
USA defeats The Bahamas 6-2 at CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships - Apr 1, 2015 - 2:04:04 AM
CONCACAF BEACH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS EL SALVADOR 2015 (FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP – CONCACAF QUALIFIER EL SALVADOR)
The 6-2 win for the USA was a great display of their ability
when they are clicking. They played great defense, had solid touches on
offense and were able to complete their runs. The US took the early
lead and was able to subdue the attacks from the Rake and Scrape Boys.
The Bahamas did make things interesting with an early goal in the third
period, though it was not enough to take down the Americans...
Environment Officials Working With Agencies to Advance The Bahamas' Renewable Energy Agenda - Apr 1, 2015 - 12:04:26 AM
The Bahamas -- Minister of Housing and the Environment the Hon. Kenred
Dorsett said officials from the Ministry of the Environment are holding
meetings with representatives from the Carbon War Room (CWR) and the
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as the Government
progresses with its renewable energy agenda.
working meeting with the CWR and IRENA, March 30, 2015, Minister Dorsett
said the Government has committed not only to ensuring that the Bahamas
Agricultural and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) becomes a green
facility powered by solar energy, it has also committed to 11 Family
Islands being provided with solar utilities. These islands include
Eleuthera, Andros, Cat Island, Acklins, Bimini, Inagua, Crooked Island,
Exuma and Long Island...
Bahamas National Health Insurance to Help Improve Health/Economic Outcomes - Mar 31, 2015 - 11:42:07 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Universal Health
Coverage provided under the country’s National Health Insurance Plan
will “create equity of opportunity for good medical care” by ensuring
that every Bahamian has access to health insurance “at the time they
need it most,” Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Michael Perry Gomez said
NHI coverage for The Bahamas will also improve the
overall health outcomes for individuals suffering illness and injury,
while simultaneously providing security to all families and protecting
those families from the high costs of treatment associated with
illnesses. NHI will not be a tax, as is being described in some
quarters, but will be a contribution to the scheme...
Minister Griffin Addresses Rotary Club on the New Pre-Paid Card for Social Assistance - Mar 31, 2015 - 10:32:10 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Social Services
and Community Development the Hon. Melanie Griffin on Friday addressed
the Rotary Club of West Nassau at The Poop Deck at Sandyport on the
Government’s new Re-Loadable Pre-Paid Card that is assisting almost
3,000 needy persons to purchase food at local food stores...
The Bahamas Is the Official Home of the Swimming Pigs - Mar 31, 2015 - 6:08:22 PM
The family of pigs, dubbed 'adorable' by tourists, locals
and media alike, have become incredibly popular. They live freely on the
sandy beaches, and after basking in the sun for hours, they swim in the
THE EXUMAS, Bahamas - The
Bahamas is the 'Official Home of the Swimming Pigs'. Visitors to the
islands are happily embracing the unique and special experience of
swimming with the pigs on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay, which
is home to these special creatures and affectionately called "Pig
Beach". The swimming pigs join the vast selection of aquatic activities
already popular with visitors to The Bahamas, from snorkelling with
tropical fish and sea turtles to shark and eel sightings to scuba
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Critical Milestone - Mar 31, 2015 - 5:59:57 PM
groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient
space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral
Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer
(OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone in its path towards
launch and is officially authorized to transition into its next phase.
Key Decision Point-D (KDP-D) occurs after the project has completed a
series of independent reviews that cover the technical health, schedule
and cost of the project. The milestone represents the official
transition from the mission’s development stage to delivery of systems,
testing and integration leading to launch. During this part of the
mission’s life cycle, known as Phase D, the spacecraft bus...
Hon. Fred Mitchell on the death of Sandra Edgecombe - Mar 31, 2015 - 5:48:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration:
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sandra Edgecombe, the Deputy Director of Education in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
is shocking news. It is hard to absorb. She was a friend and a traveler
in the journey of the progressive movement. She brought her love of
life and of The Bahamas and its people to all that she did. She was the
daughter in law of my late mentor...
Minister Wilchcombe's tribute to the life of educator the late Sandra Edgecombe - Mar 31, 2015 - 5:44:53 PM
Statement issued by the Hon. Obie
Member of Parliament, West Grand
Bahama and Bimini
Minister of Tourism:
Sandra Edgecombe was the preeminent Blue Jay! She made real the hopes and dreams of
thousands. She admonished, encouraged
and nurtured young men and young women to become citizens of purpose and
Her life was dedicated to the education of the nation’s youth.
She embodied the ideals of the great educators
who believe that education is the passage to true freedom in the journey to a higher
Social Safety Net Reform Designed to Modernize Social Assistance and Modify Human Behaviour - Mar 31, 2015 - 5:19:35 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The
introduction of the Social Safety Net Programme in The Bahamas will allow the
Government to comprehensively address poverty by combining the assets of the
Ministry of Social Services and Community Development and the Department of
Social Services, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the
Ministry of Health.
The Social Safety Net Programme is designed to give families
receiving assistance from the Department of Social Services “a fighting chance
to rise out of poverty...”
Sandra Edgecombe, Deputy Director of Education for Grand Bahama Passes Suddenly - Mar 31, 2015 - 4:39:56 PM
The Ministry of
Education, Science and Technology is deeply saddened at this time as we
mourn the loss of our colleague and friend, Mrs. Sandra Edgecombe,
Deputy Director of Education for Grand Bahama.
entered the public service in 1974. She was transferred to the Grand
Bahama District in 1978. The consummate professional and a career
educator, Mrs. Edgecombe ascended from trainee teacher to trained
teacher, reaching the pinnacle of her career as Deputy Director of
Education with responsibility for Grand Bahama, Bimini and Grand Cay...
Grand Bahama Minister Darville Conveys Condolences on Passing of Deputy Director of Education - Mar 31, 2015 - 4:05:38 PM
Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville, M.P., Minister For Grand Bahama on the passing of Mrs. Sandra
Arlene Edgecombe, Deputy Director Of Education For Grand Bahama Island,
Bimini & Grand Cay, The Bahamas Ministry Of Education, Science &
Today is indeed a sad day in The Bahamas and
particularly on the island of Grand Bahama, as we mourn the sudden loss
of veteran educator, Mrs. Sandra Arlene Edgecombe. As most Bahamians
residing in the Northern Bahamas are aware, Mrs. Edgecombe was employed
at The Bahamas Ministry of Education, Science & Technology in the
capacity of Deputy Director of Education for Grand Bahama Island, Bimini
& Grand Cay.
Lanece Clarke ready for Bahamas IAAF World Relays - Mar 31, 2015 - 1:59:42 PM
There's not too many second generation athletes who have gone on to excel at the international level. Quarter-miler Lanece Clarke is one of them.
the daughter of former St Augustine's College sprinting star and
multiple Carifta medalist, Maryann Higgs-Clarke, Clarke has slowly been
making a name for herself, more so in the longer distance at the 400m.
The 27-year-old graduate of McKendree University in 2009 with a
Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting, has ran a personal
best of 52.43 seconds last year at the Bahamas Association...
Grand Bahama Regatta & Heritage Festival announce 2nd annual Fish Fry Fundraiser - Mar 31, 2015 - 1:53:47 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas Regatta fever is in
the air, and chairman of the
Grand Bahama Regatta & Heritage Festival Committee, Chervita Campbell
wants you to catch the fever. This year Chairman Campbell and her team are
striving to host a debt free regatta.
Hosting an event such as
this is not an easy task. Chairman Campbell will tell you
that funding is a critical component to the success of the event. The
Bahama Regatta Committee has had its challenges; however resolute to not
swept away, Chairman Campbell and her team are once again partnering
with Grand Bahamian Brewery & Beverage and Sands Beer to host their
2nd annual Fish Fry Fundraiser to build toward a successful event on
July 17th and 18th...
BUT's Status of Women Committee Meets - Mar 31, 2015 - 1:41:06 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Status of the Woman Committee is a subsidiary of Bahamas Union of Teachers.
monthly meeting they held a diabetes and hypertension awareness session.
The aim of the meeting was to bring about awareness to teachers and also
to provide information to help manage these diseases basically the
sessions is held to empower teachers....
Grand Bahama man arraigned for armed robbery and burglary - Mar 31, 2015 - 1:35:44 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Henryck Erris Walkes age
20 years of #48 Alexis Drive, Grand Bahama was arraigned on Tuesday
31st March 2015, before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court
#1 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. He was arraigned on two counts of Armed
Robbery and (1) count of Burglary. He was not required to enter a plea, a
preliminary enquiry into these matters will commence on the 15th July
2015 at 10:00am. He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison in New
Providence until such time.
DNA Accepts Prime Minister's Invitation to a Debate - Mar 31, 2015 - 1:33:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
following is a letter send to the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas by the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader, Branville
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
the 26th March 2015, at a lecture at the College of the Bahamas with
journalism students, you encouraged a call for a debate between Dr.
Hubert Minnis, the undersigned and your good self. Your words were that
the debate will determine who the better of the three (3) is. Your
invitation to a debate is hereby accepted...
Captain Billy Black to launch sportfishing charters at Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour - Mar 31, 2015 - 1:30:11 PM
Grand Bahama Island - Guy Harvey Outpost
Resorts announced today that legendary sportfishing Captain Billy Black
has joined the company’s Expedition Outfitter program, and will operate
sportfishing charters out of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour
on West End, a member of the company’s Expedition Collection portfolio,
starting April 15th.
Black, who has spent the last 40 years as a
charter captain and operated a premier charter service out of Walker’s
Cay from 1977 to 2004, has held, at one time or another, many of the
Bahamian record catches for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Bluefin Tuna,
Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo and Sailfish. The Duchess, his 50-foot
Hatteras has just come out of the yard, having been fully updated and
re-powered to offer exceptional comfort and safety...
45th OAS General Assembly to be held June 15-16 in Washington, DC - Mar 31, 2015 - 12:51:10 PM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of
American States (OAS) today decided by acclamation to convene the
forty-fifth regular meeting of the General Assembly of the Organization
on June 15 and 16 at its headquarters in Washington, DC.
Council took this decision after Haiti declined to organize the Assembly
for internal reasons, as the Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Duly
Brutus, expressed in a letter to the OAS Secretary General, José Miguel
Insulza. In today's session, the Council agreed that in its next meeting
it will define the central theme of the 45th Assembly.
regular General Assembly will be the first instance in which the new OAS
Secretary General, Luis Almagro, will participate in an official
meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the member countries. Secretary
General-elect Almagro will take office on May 26...
Bradley Roberts: The FNM Must Respect Due Process - Mar 31, 2015 - 12:31:27 PM
I am here not to defend Minister V. Alfred Gray, but to defend the principle of due process in dispensing justice.
calls by the Attorney General to refrain from commentary on a matter
under active police investigation, Dr. Hubert Minnis and his
parliamentary colleagues continue to show contempt for the principle of
due process as they seek to willfully contaminate the investigative
process and pervert the course of justice for purely political means.
This is disgraceful; Dr. Minnis knows better and stands condemned.
STB: Ambassador nominee, Cassandra Butts a ‘welcome environmental ally’ - Mar 31, 2015 - 12:14:52 PM
Save The Bahamas (STB) today publicly congratulated U.S. ambassador nominee to The Bahamas,
Cassandra Q. Butts, for her declared commitment to helping preserve the
environment of The Bahamas and pledging the organization’s support working with
her on issues ranging from pollution at Clifton Bay to expansion of marine
During her confirmation hearing before the U.S.
Senate last week, the attorney and former White House policy advisor said: “If
confirmed, I will work to assist The Bahamas in protecting and preserving for
future generations the incredible natural beauty that makes it the vacation
destination of choice for so many people...
The Movement Inc feeds seniors in Grand Bahama - Mar 31, 2015 - 12:14:01 PM
The Movement Incorporated is a
non-denominational, not-for-profit organization with a commitment to
living out the message of the Kingdom of God on earth, thus we have
extended beyond the traditional church walls to reach the unchurched
members of our senior community, at risk youth, orphans and those
dealing with social ills.
On Monday, March 30th The Movement
partnered with Mr. Dudley Ward, owner of Mary Ann’s Restaurant and The
Department of Social Services Freeport and Eight Mile Rock to serve hot
breakfast to members of our senior citizens community, who normally come
early in the morning waiting to collect benefit assistance cheques. We
were elated to have been able to serve these most precious members of
our community. Our mission is to equip, empower and encourage
individuals with the message of The Kingdom...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Tuesday, March 31st - Mar 31, 2015 - 12:00:46 PM
This is the forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Tuesday 31st March, 2015
General situation: A high pressure system remains over the NW Bahamas,
while a weak dissipating quasi-stationary front remains near the
Southeast Bahamas and will generate a few showers over that area today
Weather: Partly sunny and warm with the slight chance of a brief passing shower, turning fair and a bit cool tonight.
Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers...
RBC Royal Bank Client Invitational Golf Tournament Raises Thousands for The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter - Mar 31, 2015 - 11:36:27 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - RBC Royal Bank held its
5th Annual RBC Client Appreciation & Invitational Golf Tournament in
partnership with Royal Fidelity on March 10, 2015. Participants,
including RBC clients and business partners, enjoyed a day of exciting
golf and friendly competition on the Ocean Club Golf Course. RBC
established the tournament as a way to thank RBC clients and make a
significant impact on local charities. RBC Royal Bank, Royal Fidelity
and tournament participants scored a hole-in-one at this year’s
tournament as it raised $30,000 for The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter...
Governor General Dame Marguerite Visits Bimini - Mar 31, 2015 - 10:45:43 AM
The Bahamas -- Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling visited
Bimini on Friday, March 27, after a short visit to the Berry Islands. In Bimini, Governor General Dame Marguerite
and Minister of Tourism and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini
the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe met students and faculty of Louise McDonald High
School and Gateway Christian Academy.
Marguerite participated in the Planting of a Yellow Elder tree, a Tour of
Louise McDonald High School Nature Trail, an All-Island Combined School Special
Assembly, and a Luncheon at Resorts World Bimini attended by business, civic,
local government, heads of department, and community leaders...
Grand Bahama Real Estate Broker Honoured For Youth Mentoring - Mar 31, 2015 - 9:57:14 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama
real estate broker, James Sarles, was honoured on Saturday evening,
March 28, 2015 at the 50th Anniversary Department of Social Services
Gala for his pioneering work in founding the Big Brother / Big Sister
youth mentoring program of the Rotary Club of GB Sunrise.
long-time leader in organizing volunteer activities that bring
life-enriching skills to the teens of the Columbus House for Boys &
Girls, Sarles’ work gives the young residents opportunities to learn and
grow and connect with the community. Weekly Ju Jitsu lessons with
Professor Ivan Moss, and music lessons with master guitarist, Steve
Persaud, add to ongoing outings such as snorkeling trips, picnics,
visits to local businesses, boating excursions...
Explorer Brian Kakuk to speak in Andros - Mar 31, 2015 - 9:39:36 AM
Bahamas - The Andros Conservation and Trust presents Blue Holes of The
Bahamas an evening with explorer Brian Kakuk March 31st, 2015 at light
house Club, fresh creek, Andros Island 7pm.
Admission: $5.00 Adults - $1.00 Students
All proceeds go to the Andros Conservation and Trust to support environmental Projects on Andros Island...