Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Darren Henfield Thursday 25th May
received a courtesy call from the Charge D'Affaires of the United States
in The Bahamas, Ms. Lisa Johnson. Minister Henfield and Charge Johnson
spent time discussing matters of mutual interest between The Bahamas
and the United States. The Minister took the opportunity to brief the
American diplomat on various new and continuing initiatives being
undertaken at the Ministry. The Minister noted that he looked forward
to the continuation of the traditional warm relations between the U.S.
and The Bahamas...
The seventh edition of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, under the
theme “The Colour of Love”, took the audience on a romantic journey to
an idyllic destination island wedding, featuring apparel and accessories
from underwear, swimwear, casual and resort wear, to evening dresses,
suits and bridal gowns, accentuated by exquisite jewelry. Owen Bethel,
producer of the event, described it as a “mosaic of fashion, art, and
culture, depicting a sophisticated island lifestyle, or designs for the
sophisticated urban castaways.”
The ambience of the romantic garden
setting in the Humidor Piazza at Graycliff Hotel provided a
complementary environment for a night of dazzling elegance...
Fashion forward on the Red Carpet at about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday
morning, May 24 – local media clamoured to get fashion photos of the
ladies, especially, and the new Members of Parliament at the Official
Opening of Parliament, as they walked towards the House of Assembly
before enthusiastic spectators.
The styles, the colours, designer flair all set the mood for an eagerly anticipated segment of the official opening ceremonies.
was Mrs. Pat Minnis, the wife of Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert
Minnis, who wore a white dress with colorful floral bouquets, matched
with a hot pink hat.
SATURDAY May 27th, 2017! Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free
Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In
Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO jamming an energetic slew of hot
new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!
monthly Dinner and Free Concerts at the Marina under the stars with
Uppercut' are all about providing unique musical experiences for those
bored of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND
of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at
the Dive In, and you've one heck of an awesome night out!
at The Dive In for an amazing evening with the band that everybody's
talking about, Uppercut! Their eclectic blend of Classic Rock,Reggae,
Rap, Contemporary, Disco, Blues, Calypsoca music is perfect to enjoy
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Formal photo of Senators at the Official Opening
of Parliament, May 24, 2017 in the Senate chambers (front row, from
left): Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson ; Dion Foulkes; Carl Bethel, QC, Leader of
Government Business in the Senate; Katherine Forbes-Smith, President of
the Senate; Dr. Mildred Hall, Vice-President of the Senate; Frederick
Mitchell, Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate; James Kwasi
Thompson; and Jobeth Coleby Davis. Second row, from left: Dr. Jasmine
Dareus; Dwight Sawyer; Ranard Henfield; Sharon Ferguson-Knowles; Jamal
Moss; Clay Sweeting; and Dr. Michael Darville. Not pictured, Juanianne...
It is safe to say that Trinidad and Tobago is leading the charge for the
development of a lucrative film industry in the Caribbean Region.
Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island Republic, lead for mainly two
reasons: One? The best and most imaginative films have come from under
T&T over the last five years. Two? As a nation, they have done more
to unite the Region under one Caribbean Film banner. We have talked
about this idea of a “Cariwood” on our television show The Cinemas.
then became a bit catchphrase that Tempo Networks (a regional
television network televising our show) also adopted. Cariwood is this
idea of a Caribbean Film Industry. And though it mostly exists it in
theory at this point (as the Region still has a ways to go), if the race
to Cariwood is on, it is looking like Trinidad and Tobago will cross
the finish line to her first. ...
Day 1 Friday June 2nd: Grand Bahama Homecoming Committee Presents
DMAC Performing Live Labour Day Holiday.
Music By DJ FREEZE, TIKO-T, KING DANO, MONEY LIKE DIRT. Come and see The Bahamian Cultural Show, Platinum Knights Junkanoo Rushout. Gates Open at 3pm Admission: $2;
Pirates Cove, Freeport ,Bahamas...
Day 2 Saturday June 3rd: Beres Hammond performing Live with Harmony House Band Also Featuring Jah Hem. Music By: KING DANO, TIKO-T, GANGALEE MOVMENTS, MR. MONO. Doors Open at 9pm; Tickets:#50 VIP| $100 Platinum|$200 Double Platinum;
GB Sports Complex...
Day 3 Whit Monday June 5th: Celebrity Beach Bash Signing Party;
Special Guest Rocnations Own Jim Jones & Special Guest Celebrities from New York Miami & Atlanta; Music By: (Special Guest DJ) Alongside TIKO-T, KING DANO...Gates Open at 3pm| Admission: $10 in advance;
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL BOATERSPirates Cove, Freeport, Bahamas...
Newly elected Members of Parliament and other invited guests accepted
the invitation from Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling to attend a reception at Government House directly following
the Official Opening of Parliament, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
showed off their newly-bought dresses, hats and suits while enjoying
food and drink as they mingled and mixed with one another.
Ministers and Senators were no exception as they were still receiving
congratulations from members of the public for winning their seats
during the 2017 General Elections and for also receiving posts within
On Election Day 2017 as we watched politicians of all affiliations wage
war on the political battlefield, nearly a million eyes were transfixed
by interactive text commentary, courtesy of the Social Media Queen,
Chrissy Love and her Facebook stage, ‘Chrissy Love Live & Raw!’ As
she held court and kept us transfixed with her mercurial acerbic wit,
observations and interpretations of Election Day happenings, and a
no-holds-barred point of view, she broke Social Media records for the
most watched, shared and viewed Facebook page in our history.
she moved her show onto Facebook last year Christina ‘Chrissy Love’
Thompson was already a household name with legions of faithful followers
built up over a 25-year career in radio. Her new Facebook outlet gave
her an unbridled freedom of voice and view so often curtailed by her
nervous radio show bosses in the past...
On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, hundreds of attendees flocked to Taino
Beach to witness what promised to be the most awe-inspiring aeronautical
showcase at the 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show.
successful Young Eagle’s career fair the day before, the Grand Bahama
Air Show, coupled with the inaugural Kite Festival, offered locals and
visitors alike the opportunity to participate in a full evening of
Among those in attendance was aviation enthusiast, Dave Shallbetter, of Sun ‘n Fun Radio...
Last weekend saw the largest Freeport Junior Rugby Festival, in its
seven-year history, and some amazing games of rugby played the Freeport
Rugby Football Club (FRFC). Both girls and boys played in matches on
Saturday and Sunday from the Under 8’s division all the way up to the
Under 18’s boys game.
Thirty -five matches were played on
Saturday exhibiting some breath-taking games between girls and boys from
five different touring sides. With over two hundred and eighty kids
playing rugby from The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Key Biscayne, Florida as
well as Nassau and Freeport, making up the numbers to create the
largest number of children playing rugby over a weekend anywhere in the
Caribbean and Florida...
Bahamian writers recently received valuable
information and exposure that could place their written work before a
global audience, thanks to Scholar Books, the largest traditional book
publishing company based in the Bahamas with a world-wide reach.
100 persons attended the Global Publishers Symposium and Expo that was
held at the end of April, in partnership with Thomson-Shore. Listed as
one of the top 10 global book manufacturers, Thomson-Shore manufactures
one million books per month and is known as one of the largest
international book manufactures and distributors in the world...
This is the Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Thursday 25th May, 2017.
General situation: High pressure ridge across the Bahamas will shift
eastward today as pre-frontal activity associated with a cold front in
the vicinity of Northern Florida continues to produce some unsettled
weather across the Northwest Bahamas.
For Northwest Bahamas
Weather: Variable cloudiness, windy and warm with few scattered showers
or isolated thunderstorms near the trough today through tonight...
Ricardo Deveaux, President and CEO Bahamas Primary School
Student Foundation and Bianca Bethel-Sawyer, ALIV Events, Sponsorship
& Community Manager; ALIV gave the foundation $4,000 to the Bahamas
Primary School Student of the Year Foundation for four students, one
from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera. Each student
will receive $1,000.
The main ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May
27th, 2017 at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road at
Speaker of the Honourable House of Assembly, the Hon. Dewitt Halson
Moultrie said Wednesday (May 24, 2017) that the Chair will ensure that
Parliament is free to carry out its constitutional mandate, both on the
floor of the Honourable House and also through its various Committees.
Moultrie also warned House Members that punctuality will be enforced
going forward and that the business of the House of Assembly will be
conducted “in an atmosphere of respect.”
“As a body, we are
servants of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and as individuals are the
servants and representatives of our constituents and as such have a
moral obligation to those constituents,” Speaker Moultrie said...
Member of Parliament for Nassau Village Constituency, the Hon. Dewitt
Halson Moultrie, was elected Wednesday (May 24, 2017) as the 54th
Speaker of the Honourable House of Assembly.
reassembled for the first time since the dissolution of Parliament in
April and the subsequent 2017 General Election during which the Free
National Movement won 35 of the 39 seats contested, enabling them to
form a new government.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest...
During her Speech from the Throne, on May 24, 2017, Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, DCMG, said that the Bahamian
people spoke clearly in the ballot boxes, on 10 May 2017, and gave the
Free National Movement an overwhelming vote of confidence to restore to
the nation “core values of self discipline, industry, loyalty, unity,
good governance and an abiding respect for Christian values and the Rule
"Consequently, my Government is fully committed to
harnessing the energy of the Bahamian people and is determined to pursue
policies that promote harmony and not division," Her Excellency said,
during the Opening of the Parliament, in Rawson Square...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- An Official Photo of the new Free
National Movement Government Cabinet Ministers was taken with Governor
General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government
House immediately after the Official Opening of Parliament on May 24, 2017;
Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is at centre left, and Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest is at
Government must now enter the real world of governance and not trash talk from
hard choices. It is easy as a critic to stand and promote ideas which have no
foundation in fact but reality has now hit home.
intently and the reality is that the Speech from the Throne is an
acknowledgement of the transformative foundation already constructed by the
Progressive Liberal Party Government. We are encouraged to hear that the
Government has embraced essential job related skills training and specialized
programmes for youth unemployment...
For the past five years, the month of May has been recognised as Lupus
Awareness month in The Bahamas and once again this year one local
organisation will seek to raise awareness of the autoimmune illness.
Every year, local support group Lupus242 organises a series of events to
raise awareness about this chronic disease, providing information while
supporting those who have been diagnosed. Understanding the need for
public education and the devastation of families who have lost loved
ones to the disease, CIBC FirstCaribbean made a donation to Lupus242 to
assist its ongoing efforts.
Lupus is a prolonged autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the
body (skin, joints, and/or organs) and is routinely misdiagnosed. Once
afflicted, it presents sporadically during a lifetime in episodes
lasting anywhere from six weeks to several years...
opening of Parliament follows upon my government’s election to office
fourteen days ago in a most historic election victory.
Government is grateful to Almighty God for his guidance, which enabled a
peaceful political transition by free people who have embraced
Parliamentary democracy for well-nigh 288 years. With a voter turnout of
88% and the participation of 175 candidates representing five (5)
political parties in the General Election of 2017 bears eloquent
testimony to the spirit of participatory democracy. This it is a reason
for exultation and pride, particularly when we are surrounded by
examples of many nations with historically low voter turnout...
The Defence Force presents BTC with a commemorative plaque for its role
in the 1980 HMBS Flamingo event. Left to right is Alban Smith- CIO, Neisha
Butler –Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Helene Ferguson – SVP-Human
Resources and Training, Commodore Tellis Bethel - Retired Senior
Commander Amos Rolle, CEO Leon Williams, Lieutenant Desiree Corneille
and Able Seamen Jared Rolle.
The HMBS Flamingo Scroll: The commemorative plaque was presented to BTC by the Commander of the Defence Force...