The Bahamas National Youth Choir under the direction of Cleophas R.E.
Adderley, OBE, Founder/Director, will present its Eighth Annual Concert
of Music for Christmas on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Trinity
Methodist Church, Frederick Street and Trinity Place at 7:30p.m. The
concert is under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency, Dame
Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The
The Bahamas National Youth Choir was established in 1983 under the
direction of Mr. Adderley as a part of the celebrations marking the
tenth anniversary of Bahamian independence. Over the years the choir has
toured and given performances in twenty-eight countries on four
continents including The United States...
Nassau, Bahamas - Nassau, Bahamas - The best of both worlds collide for an explosive night
of entertainment as the Caribbean and the United States come together
to support the
Ja Rule & Friends Bahamas Hurricane Relief Concert on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the National Sports Centre brought to you by Fyre Media, Fresh Entertainment Bahamas and BTC (Bahamas).
On December 8th, More 94 Radio will be hosting a day of giving.
Bring canned goods and other resources to the More FM office between 8am
and 8pm to help support efforts in Grand Bahama. Your donations will be
distributed on Friday, Dec. 9 in Grand Bahamas as we kickoff
#FreshAidWeekend with Fyre Concerts and BTC (Bahamas)...
Flying Fish of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island has been placed
in 58th spot of the world’s top 1000 exceptional restaurants according
to the acclaimed French database “La Liste.”
La Liste is an “algorithm-based aggregator of food guides and
reviews, crafting the perfect ranking of the world’s best restaurants.
Trusted sources from around the world are compiled year round, leading
up to the glamorous ceremony when the world’s best chefs are honoured
each December in Paris.”
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The sounds and sights of ‘Things Bahamian’
including festive costumes, goat skin drums, cowbells and conch shells
resonated in the Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, as students and
teachers from private and public schools throughout the country
participated in the Annual Festival of Carols.
junior and senior school students used their talents and abilities to
ring in the spirit of Christmas playing musical instruments, dancing and
singing in celebration of the birth of Jesus. The Ministry of
Education, Science and Technology hosted the traditional event Thursday,
December 8, on the theme “Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas”...
FREEPORT, The Bahamas - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the
Hon. Fred Mitchell has confirmed that investigations into labour
disputes at the Grand Bahama Shipyard have been completed by the
Director of Labour and he received the report just a few days ago.
still in the midst of studying the report and I’m awaiting the advice
of the Director of Immigration,” Minister Mitchell told members of the
media following graduating ceremonies for Immigration officers in Grand
Bahama on Friday morning...
Bahamas – Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General and
Minister of Legal Affairs, announced another initiative of the Office of the
Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs to ensure that persons with
disabilities are employed by the Government.
happy to announce that we are working to take these efforts to another level.
The US State Courts, the IDB and the Erin Gilmour School for the Blind are
working with us to use ICTs [information and communication technologies] to
train sight-impaired persons as digital transcriptionists. We have asked that the digital transcription
solution for our courts include the capacity for sight-impaired persons to be
transcriptionists,” she said...
Cable Bahamas teams have been working around the clock to advance
restoration efforts on Grand Bahama. This effort has proven to be more
extensive and complex than initially anticipated, but the communications
company confirmed today that technical teams continue to work
relentlessly toward full restoration on the island.
currently 13 teams in the field working to reconnect REV customers, with
an additional seven teams expected to arrive on island this week. These
crews, complete with personnel from New Providence and affiliate
companies in Florida, are focused on repairing downed lines and fibre
feeds, and improving signal quality across the island...
Bahamas -- Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling made
her annual visit to Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday, December 9, 2016.
She toured the Children's Ward, Gynae Ward, and Male Orthopedic Ward.
Dame Marguerite gave brief remarks and read a Christmas Story to
children of the Children's Ward. She was greeted upon her arrival at the
hospital by Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez, Chairman of
the Public Hospitals Authority Frank Smith, and administrators and
medical staff of the hospital.
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Dr. Nicola Virgill-Rolle, Director, Economic
Development and Planning Unit, Office of the Prime Minister gave an
in-depth presentation during a conclave to discuss the four pillars of
the National Development Plan (NDP) at SuperClubs Breezes, Thursday,
December 8, 2016.
Representatives from the Steering Committee,
Government agencies, civic organisations, the University of The Bahamas
and other interested persons and entities attended the Conclave on the
NDP’s four pillars: Human Capital, Governance, the Environment and the
Nassau, Bahamas - When looking at the history of the nation builders of The Bahamas, one
mother-daughter duo stands out as the only pair to have graced the halls
of Parliament. Melanie Griffin may not have expected that she would
follow so closely in her mother’s footsteps while growing up, but she
did know that the strong family and personal values that her mother,
Telator Strachan instilled in her, would carry her far throughout her
Minister Griffin and former Senator Strachan both served
in the Upper House as Senators for the government of The Bahamas. Mrs.
Griffin has gone on to serve as a member of the Cabinet and a Member of
Parliament in the House of Assembly...
The Caribbean must ensure issues of critical socioeconomic importance
are firmly addressed with the U.S. Congress and the incoming
administration, according to Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.
on this during her presentation on the impact on the tourism industry of
de-risking and correspondent banking relationships at the 40th Annual
Conference on the Caribbean and Central America in Miami, produced by
the Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) organization...
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by Sen. the Hon. Z.C. Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC Attorney
General and Minister of Legal Affairs at The ICT for Persons with
Disabilities Workshop Melia Nassau Beach Hotel on 8th December, 2016:
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this workshop of
Information and Communication Technology for Persons with Disabilities,
organized by the Government of The Bahamas and the Utilities Regulation
and Competition Authority (URCA) in collaboration with the Caribbean
Telecommunications Union (CTU)...
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, M.P.,
Minister of Social Services and Community
Development i n Observance of
International Day of Persons with
Theme: “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We
The National Commission for Persons with
Educational Forum & Exhibition
Stapledon School, Dolphin Drive
Saturday, 3rd December 2016
As Minister with responsibility for
the Community of Persons with Disabilities throughout the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, I am delighted to be here and to welcome each of you, as
together we join hands with people with disabilities worldwide in
observance of December 3rd, as International Day of Persons with
Nassau, The Bahamas - December 8, 2016. Thirty-one employees were
honoured for their service to BTC last Thursday. The event, which took
place at Government House recognized team members that have served the
company for over thirty five years.
CEO Leon Williams thanked the
thirty one employees noting, “As a company we are ever grateful for
your years of service and sacrifice. You have seen technology advance
over the years and you have done your part to ensure that we have
delivered service to the entire country...
FREEPORT, The Bahamas - Before having a group of children assist him in
the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree at Police Headquarters, Senior
Assistant Commissioner of Police and Officer in Charge for Grand Bahama
and the Northern Bahamas, Emrick Seymour expressed hope that the lighted
tree would ignite a spirit of kindness and love among all Bahamians.
These characteristics, he noted, are virtues that are so needed within today’s society.
that spirit of Advent, we in the Royal Bahamas Police Force, light this
Christmas Tree and we hope that it ignites that spirit into the hearts
of each and every one of you...”
The operation of unmanned aerial systems, informally known as “drones,”
can pose a serious threat to manned flights and people and property on
the ground. In light of the growing popularity of the use of these
devices for recreational purposes, the International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO) launched a Toolkit on International Civil Aviation
Day (7 December) to help keep communities safe. A YouTube video has also
been released. Anybody considering offering a drone as a gift, or who
has received one and intends on using it, should first consult the UAS
Toolkit on ICAO’s website...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Former Governor
General, Sir Orville Turnquest presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, with a copy of his new book What Manner of
Man is This? The Duke of Windsor's Years In The Bahamas during the
book's official launch at Government House on Monday, December 5, 2016.
NASSAU, The Bahamas - “Junior Junkanoo
ticket sales begin on Wednesday, December 7,” said the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson,
Minster of Youth, Sports and Culture during a press conference at the Ministry
on Tuesday, December 6.
This year marks the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture’s 29th Annual Junior Junkanoo Parade.
Being held in conjunction with 29-year
sponsor Sol, formerly ESSO, it is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, at 3:00 pm
on Arawak Cay...
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Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas – Lucayans, Loyalists and Eleutheran Adventurers. For centuries, these
and other populations have sought safety and refuge on Green Turtle Cay, a tiny
island in Abaco, Bahamas. Propelled by fate or by force, most ultimately moved
on. A resilient few remained.
stories are the focus of
Those Who Stayed:
The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay, a new hardcover book
by Bahamian writer, Amanda Diedrick.
full-colour, 185-page publication features close to 200 historic images of
Green Turtle Cay, oil paintings by world-renowned Bahamian artist and
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn:
the first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator
John Glenn, passed away. We mourn this tremendous loss for our nation
and the world. As one of NASA's original Mercury 7 astronauts, Glenn's
riveting flight aboard Friendship 7 on Feb. 20, 1962, united our nation,
launched America to the forefront of the space race, and secured for
him a unique place in the annals of history...
Patricia Scotland has told an audience at the Transparency
International-UK Anti-Corruption Lecture 2016 in London that corruption
‘is a scourge which holds in thrall millions of our Commonwealth sisters
and brothers, condemning them to servitude, poverty, disease, indignity
Scotland said that she has worked with Transparency International
formally and informally over the years and that she would continue to do
so ‘as long as corruption continues to spread its poison’.
Cay Foundation Alumni attended an exciting evening of reconnecting,
and celebrating the holidays at an annual reception hosted at Luciano’s
of Chicago. Alumni learned more about the Foundations’ programmes and
participation opportunities. Scholars are encouraged to stay in touch
with the Foundations, and can send their current
contact information to Ms. Amanda Marray, Director of Development &
FREEPORT, The Bahamas - Grand Bahamian schools are well on their way to
hosting one of the best Junior Junkanoo parades, thanks to assistance
from the Bahamas Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.
Tuesday morning all of the schools expected to take part in the 2017
Junior Junkanoo parade in Freeport were invited to pick up a generous
supply of materials needed for the building and the pasting of Junkanoo
The Bahamas -- After signing an Air Service Agreement between The
Bahamas and New Zealand, December 6, 2016 Minister of Transport and
Aviation the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin (left) shakes hands with Principal
Advisor in the Ministry of Transport of New Zealand Sonya Vandegeer.
The two countries share similarities of being island nations with strong
Six new air service contracts are being signed by The Bahamas with Qatar, Singapore, New Zealand, Curacao, Brazil and Kuwait...
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating two suspects responsible for a shooting incident that has left
a male detained in hospital on Wednesday 7th December 2016.
According to reports shortly after 10:00pm, a man was about to enter his vehicle in front of a home located
at Sunset Park off Carmichael Road, when two males armed with handguns approached and shot him
before speeding off in a dark coloured vehicle. The victim was rushed to hospital where he is detained in
Police in Eleuthera, Bahamas are investigating the circumstances surrounding a traffic accident that have left a man
dead and three other men detained in hospital on Wednesday 7th December 2016.
According to reports, around 10:30pm, a man was driving Honda Civic vehicle along a road in the Current,
Eleuthera, accompanied three male passengers, when he lost control and veered several feet into the
bushes, where the vehicle crashed. One of the male passengers was pronounced dead on the scene. The
driver along with the other two males were taken to the local clinic and later airlifted to New Providence,
where they were admitted to hospital in stable condition.