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Consul General Carroll attends CARICOM breakfast - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:03:51 PM
NEW YORK -- The Hon. Forrester Carroll, Bahamas Consul
General to New York, is pictured with Ms. Audrey Moore, Executive Assistant
District Attorney and Special Victims Chief, at the Manhattan District Attorney
Office CARICOM Breakfast, held recently at the Manhattan Family Justice Center,
80 Center Street, New York.
Turkish groups call on Bahamas Governor General - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:00:02 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling,Governor
General, welcomed Rev. R.E. Cooper, Jr., members of the Turkic American
Federation of Southeast U.S. (TAFS) and the Turkish American Chamber of
Commerce of the Southeast U.S. (TACC) in a courtesy call at Government
House, October 29, 2014.
Pictured from left: Dr. Melony Thompson; Veli
Aslan, chairman, TAFS; Rev. R.E. Cooper, Jr.; Dame Marguerite Pindling;
Cemil Teber, president and CEO, TAFS; and Omer Casurluk, Executive
Bahamas Financial Services Opened Trade Standardization Forum - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:46:26 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Building structure that supports
International and Domestic trade is the Bahamas Government’s strategy to teach
Bahamians how to feed themselves without dependency on foreign imports.
“It is indeed a privilege to welcome you to the first
National Forum promoting dialogue between our national quality infrastructure –
the Bahamas Bureau of Standards -- and our Agriculture sector,” said Financial
Services Minister the Hon. Ryan Pinder.
“In August of this year, we conducted a national
consultation to engage discussions of all stakeholder groups on a draft regional
Social Services call on Bahamas Governor General for Older Persons Month - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:29:35 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
The Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division, celebrating
Older Persons Month called upon Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, and presented her with a floral arrangement
at Government House on October 29, 2014.
Pictured from left:
Samuel Wilson; Mary Swaby; Mavis Darling-Hill, DSS Deputy Director; Dame
Marguerite Pindling; Janet Hutcheson, Chief Welfare Officer and
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, 2nd November - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:21:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public
that Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, 2nd November, 2014 at
2:00 a.m. At that time, The Bahamas reverts to Eastern Standard Time. All time
pieces are to be turned back one hour.
Subsequently, Eastern Standard Time continues to Sunday,
8th March, 2015.
Bahamas Tourism unveils four commemorative stamps in honour of its 50th anniversary - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:43:48 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (MOT) in
conjunction with the Bahamas Philatelic Bureau General Post Office unveiled
four commemorative stamps in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of
Tourism and in recognition of the importance of the tourism industry in The
Bahamas at a press conference in Pompey Square recently.
Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu,
announced that the four stamps, which also went on sale, will honour two hotels
in the Outer Islands and two giants in The Bahamas’ hotel industry.
They include the Peace N’ Plenty Resort
in Exuma, the Kings Inn...
Enjoy 2 4 1 Margarita Happy Hour at Sabor every Thursdays - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:32:53 PM
Enjoy 2 4 1 (two for one) Margarita's every Thursday at Sabor from 5pm to 7pm.
is the island’s freshest place to savor all the tastes of the tropical.
With its innovative fusion menu and Latin beat, Sabor is one of the
hottest restaurants in the Bahamas.
poolside in the garden of Pelican Bay Hotel diners have a marvelous
view over the yachts in the Port Lucaya marina, plus swaying palm trees
and exotic lounge music...
Chinese top political advisor meets Bahamas senate head - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:28:12 PM
BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese top political advisor Yu
Zhengsheng said here Friday that China is ready to further lift the level of cooperation with the Bahamas.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC),
said in a meeting with Bahamas President of Senate Sharon Wilson that China-Bahamas relations are at the best level in history.
Yu said since Chinese President Xi's historic visit to the
Caribbean last year, bilateral relations have made continuous progress...
RBPF Nassau: Man shot in Yellow Elder Gardens - Man arrested for stolen vehicle - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:23:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a shooting incident
that has left a man detained in hospital on Wednesday 29th October
2014.According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a man was walking on
Derby Drive, Yellow Elder Gardens, when a man armed with a handgun shot
him in the chest and fled on foot. The victim was transported to
hospital, where he is detained in serious condition.Investigations are
2 Arrested by Mobile Division Officers for Stolen Vehicle - According
to reports, around 10:30pm on Wednesday 29th October 2014, Mobile
Division Officers acting on intelligence arrested a 34 - year old man of
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Thursday, October 30th - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:14:46 PM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight,
Thursday 30th October 2014.
General situation: A ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the
weather across the islands while a weak surface trough is in the
vicinity of the Southeast Bahamas.
For all areas
Weather: Partly sunny and warm with the chance of an isolated shower or two.
Winds: North to northeast at 10 knots or less falling light and variable at times over open waters...
Sawyer's Fresh Market Save a Lot food stores October Month End Sale! - Oct 30th - Nov 3rd - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:00:28 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
a Lot food stores
shockingly Low Prices!!
Your Grocery Bill Just Got Lower!!
Locally Owned - Locally Operated - Earth Friendly - Always Fresh - Smart Choice - Best Quality - Fabulous Selection
All prices effective Thursday, October 30th to Monday, November 3rd, 2014, While supplies last!...
RBPF Bimini arrest male for possession of dangerous drugs - Oct 30, 2014 - 9:21:28 AM
Police in Bimini have in their custody a
20 year old male of Bailey Town, Bimini who was arrested for possession
of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. Reports are that on
Wednesday 29th October 2014 shortly after 3:00pm, Officers of the Alice
Town, Police Station while in the area of Queens Highway conducted a
search of a male and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. He
was then arrested and taken into custody...
Uppercut Band November concert at the Dive In @ UNEXSO is Nov. 22nd - Oct 30, 2014 - 8:29:25 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday,
NOVEMBER 22nd for another amazing LIVE Concert at the Marina under the
to the exponential growth of our monthly Concerts at the Marina Under
the Stars (we ran out of seating at our October concert), please be sure
to book in advance for our November 22nd show. There'll be lots more
new tunes and of course, amazing eats and drinks at the place where the
ambiance is second to none...
Bahamian Elected as Vice Chairperson of 69th Session of UN General Assembly - Oct 29, 2014 - 11:19:56 PM
NEW YORK -- Mrs.
Tishka Francis, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of The Bahamas
to the United Nations, has been elected to serve as Vice Chairperson of
the Second Committee of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations
The Second Committee is a subsidiary body of
the United Nations General Assembly that deals with Economic, Financial
and Environmental matters. The Committee has a normative function,
pronouncing on key and emerging international sustainable development
issues and providing the foundation for the Body’s operational
activities in related areas...
Bahamas dream wedding winning brides from Florida select Mon Cheri gowns - Oct 29, 2014 - 11:01:53 PM
PLANTATION, Florida - The three lucky brides from Florida that recently won The Islands
of The Bahamas, “16 Islands, 16 Weddings, One Priceless Day” contest, came
together this weekend to select their complimentary Mon Cheri bridal gowns, designed
by David Tutera and Sophia Tolli.
The bridal gown, which ranges in prices from $1,300 to $1,900,
was one of several prizes won by the brides in The Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism’s unique, social media contest.
The brides, Cristina Gaston, of Miami, Wanjira Banfield of
Fort Lauderdale, and Patrice Prescott of Haileah are scheduled to marry in
Bimini, Abaco and Andros respectively.
They were also presented with a bottle of...
Bahamians Give Personal Best at World Judo Juniors Tournament - Oct 29, 2014 - 9:53:37 PM
Eight Bahamian athletes competed against 72
other countries at the Judo World Juniors
tournament in Miami Florida.
They received draws against tough competitors with impressive records.
They put up a good showing but in the end no one made it past the first
All fighters performed at their personal best, looking
competitive in the matches and many of them lasting over two minutes of
the four minute matches. “It was a good experience” said Cynthia
Rahming, who fought top seeded Brazil for 2 minutes and 57 seconds.
“It’s definitely an improvement on my Commonwealth Games performance
against a more seasoned opponent. Although I trained to win...”
OAS Member States Approved the Organization's Budget for the 2015- 2016 Biennium - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:53:35 PM
Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), gathered
today at the 48th Special General Assembly unanimously approved the
the Program Budget of the regular fund of the Hemispheric
Organization for the 2015-2016 biennium, which assigns a total of 84.324
million dollars annually for the operation and implementation of the
The General Assembly, which took place today in the OAS headquarters in
Washington, DC, was led by the Permanent Representative of Chile to the
OAS, Ambassador Juan Pablo Lira, who chairs the Committee on
Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CAAP) of the Permanent
Council. Ambassador Lira welcomed the adoption of the resolution
stating that "after intense and fruitful discussions, we have achieved a
The Anglican Chorale in Ninth Annual Festival of Hymns and Anthems - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:45:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Under the patronage of
the Right Reverend Laish Z. Boyd, Sr. and Mrs. Boyd, the Anglican
Chorale will be presenting its Ninth Annual Festival of Hymns and
Anthems at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, Nassau on Sunday,
16th November, 2014, commencing at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and an
offering will be taken.
This year’s event promises to be exciting
and special as the Conductor Dexter Fernander has introduced a few new
elements to the programme, including the Highgrove Singers (conducted by
Adrian Archer), Lee Callender on piano, and also female and male
ensembles from within the Chorale. The group will also be joined in the
finale by The Bahamas Christian Chorale...
Heart Ball Committee to host Victorian High Tea Party & Fashion Show - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:36:07 PM
Nassau, New Providence
- The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Ball Committee is taking the
concept of a Tea Party and Fashion Show to a new level, hosting such an
event in style.
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, The Heart Ball Committee will host a
Victorian High Tea Party & Fashion Show; hats and gloves required. The event will take place at Mount Fitzwilliam, Government House.
will be a Pre-Tea Exhibition at 2 pm. Highlights of the exhibition
include: Beverages by Twinings, Art & Jewelry Displays, and Treats
from Beth’s Kitchen...
C.O.B. Guidance Counsellors Recommit to Best Practices - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:35:22 PM
counsellors from the public and private school system have re-committed
themselves to the best practices of their profession
at their recent annual workshop held at The College of The Bahamas
Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute.
by The College of The Bahamas, in collaboration with the Bahamas
Financial Services Board and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism
Association, the workshop was held in observance of National Career
Awareness Month in October under the theme P.R.E.P.A.R.E.
R.M Bailey Sr. High School Salutes Fathers - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:27:41 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Under the theme, “Promoting Fathers of Excellence,” fathers and other
men of the community were honored at the annual Father’s Day Ceremony,
held at R.M. Bailey Senior High School this morning. The event was held
for the purpose of “highlighting men who are making a valuable
contribution toward nation building.”
Among some of the special
guests in attendance were Assistant Commissioner of Police, Leon Bethel;
Leader of the DNA, Branville McCartney; Education Officer for the
Southeastern District, T. Milton Lewis and keynote speaker Archdeacon
James E.Palacious, along with other fathers, education officials and
Dorsett: FNM should admit dire state in which they left Housing - Oct 29, 2014 - 6:04:25 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by Minister of the
Environment and Housing, the Hon. Kendred Dorsett in response to a
statement released by Mr. Brensil Rolle.
It is obvious from the statement released by the FNM's
Deputy Chairman, Mr. Brensil Rolle, that he and his party are in dire need of
political points and are seeking to get them by continually releasing
statements concerning the housing portfolio of my ministry. As minister
responsible for Environment and Housing, I have endeavoured to keep the public
abreast of the activities of my ministry as regards our efforts to provide
affordable housing options for the Bahamian people...
Bahamian Entrepreneur Participates in U.S. State Dept. Exchange to Promote Social Entrepreneurship - Oct 29, 2014 - 6:01:16 PM
On October 28, Mr.
Jaime Lewis, founder and president of Islandz Tours, paid a courtesy
call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson following his recent
participation in the U.S. Department of State sponsored
International Visitor Leadership Program, “Changemakers: The Impact of
Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.” from August 10 - 29, 2014. The
professional exchange program focused on government initiatives that
support civic engagement and innovation.
his tourism company, Mr. Lewis works directly with local entrepreneurs
to promote tourism, The Bahamas’ leading industry. During the meeting
with Chargé Johnson, Mr. Lewis discussed how he will apply his
experiences from the professional exchange in the United
States to make a positive impact in The Bahamas.
Consul General Randy E. Rolle Returns Home to Inspire Youth - Oct 29, 2014 - 5:49:41 PM
Bimini, The Bahamas -
When Randy E. Rolle left his native Bimini, the island was known as the
place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote portions of his Nobel Prize
winning speech and Ernest Hemingway got the inspiration for his classic
The Old Man and The Sea. Located just 60 miles off the Florida coast,
the tiny north western Bahamian island still lures stars to steal away
for sail fishing and day trips.
Randy E. Rolle, now the Consul
General for The Bahamas to Atlanta and surrounding states, found himself
a hometown hero on his most recent trip to the island. He was taking
part in the nation’s Diplomatic Week and his visit with students from
Gateway Christian Academy and the Louise McDonald High School was
nothing short of inspiring. In addition...
Bid to Protect Bimini Mangroves Goes International - Oct 29, 2014 - 5:35:07 PM
Bimini, Bahamas – International
conservation experts are urging the government to fulfill its promise and
protect Bimini’s unique ecological heritage and the local industries that have
depended upon it for generations.
experts, hosted on a tour of Bimini by fast-growing social and environmental
advocacy group Save The Bays (STB), called for the official establishment of
the North Bimini Marine Reserve. Among other important natural resources, the NBMR
would protect mangrove forests that serve as a nursery for the abundant sea
life that has attracted so many visitors...
This Saturday on ArtOvation: Bobby G of Minor Prophets - Oct 29, 2014 - 4:09:17 PM
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NPMAFC Placed in the Top Three in Miami Competition - Oct 29, 2014 - 2:21:50 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - On October 19, 2014
the New Providence Martial Arts & Fitness Centre, lead by
Instructors Sensei Chin and Sensei Evanstraveled witha team of 13 young
Bahamians to compete in the Miami Taikai Karate Tournament in Miami,
The NPMAFC was invited by Sensei Luis Sanchez, Director
of Miami Taikai to participate in the one-day competition, which was
held at the Double Tree Inn Convention Center...
Ambassador Newry signs book of condolences for H.E. Carlos Morales - Oct 29, 2014 - 2:05:10 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Eugene
Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, signs the book of
condolences to H.E. Carlos Morales Troncoso, former Vice President and
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, on Tuesday,
October 28, at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, 1715 22nd Street,
N.W. Ambassador Newry also delivered a Diplomatic Note on behalf of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Morales Troncoso, who died on
Saturday, October 25, was Vice President of the Dominican Republic from
1986 to 1994 and its Foreign Minister from 2004 to 2014. Former Foreign
Minister Morales Troncoso was instrumental in facilitating recent
agreements with The Bahamas regarding trade and proactive measures
against illegal fishing by Dominican nationals...
Commonwealth Secretary-General mourns death of Zambian President Michael Sata - Oct 29, 2014 - 1:56:32 PM
29 October 2014 - Commonwealth
Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has expressed sympathy and his sense
of loss at the death of Zambian President Michael Sata.
"I have received with great sadness the news that President Sata of
Zambia passed away earlier today. On behalf of the Commonwealth family I
extend heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Zambia.
Our thoughts are with them, and particularly with the family of
President Sata in this time of grieving and loss."
Secretary-General said that he was struck by President Sata's commitment
to improving the lives of the people of Zambia, and to the cause of
advancing sustainable development more widely in the Commonwealth...