NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, with staff of Government House, gave a donation to the
Children’s Emergency Hostel at Government House on Tuesday, February 9,
Receiving the cheque donation on behalf of the Emergency Hostel
was Ms. Marita Ferguson...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Scotiabank is a platinum sponsor of the Heart Ball
in aid of the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation, again this
“At Scotiabank, we want to help young persons in the
community to become better off,” said Leah R. Davis, Senior Manager of
Marketing and Public Relations at Scotiabank. “We are partnering with
the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation as 97% of the funds
raised at the Ball are used to assist children with congenital heart
Nassau, Bahamas – David Adams, Manager of Customer Support Services
and Nicole Henfield, Manager of Parking and Ground Transportation at
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), recently graduated from
Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Operations Diploma
Program. Through their coursework, David and Nicole gained a broader
understanding of Airside Operations, Terminal and Landside Operations
and Airport Business Operations to help them successfully address the
operational and business needs of LPIA as it continues its
transformation into a leading 21st century airport...
Nassau, Bahamas - Seek public's help in locating suspects in two armed robberies: In
the first incident shortly after 11:30am on Monday 8th February 2016, a
woman was at a local bar on Soldier Road, when a lone gunman approached
and robbed her of a large amount of cash and a cell phone before
fleeing on foot.
Then later that night shortly after 11:00pm, a
man was at Hamilton Subdivision off Carmichael Road, when he was
approached by another man armed with a handgun..
Seize another illegal weapon, one suspect in custody: Reports are that shortly after 9:00pm on Sunday 7th February 2016,
Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Market and Deveaux
Streets, when they conducted a search of a suspicious adult male and
found a .40 pistol with 8 rounds of ammunition...
Nassau, Bahamas - Demand in the Family Islands for reliable television
service with richer content, clearer pictures, and greater choices is
driving quick uptake of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC)
FLOW TV in those markets, including in the educational system. With high
customer satisfaction in its first months on Bimini and Inagua, BTC’s
lead-in strategy of bringing premium content to underserved communities
is seeing optimistic results.
Bimini’s Louise McDonald High
School is amongst the satisfied FLOW users, enjoying a 3-month free
trial of BTC FLOW ...
This is the Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Tuesday 9th February 2016.
General situation: A weak stationary front remains near the southeast
Bahamas while a secondary reinforcing cold front across Central Florida
will quickly advance into the Bahamas and eventually merge with the
boundary across the Southern Bahamas this evening.
Special warnings: Boaters in the NW Bahamas should remain in port due to
hazardous marine conditions and beach goers should refrain from
entering the waters due to the high risk of dangerous rip currents along
Nassau, Bahamas - For the third year Festival RumBahamas will be taking
over the historic Fort Charlotte for a three day event, February 26th –
28th. The annual festival is an enticing mixture of local, regional and
international rum exhibitors, and the event’s signature cocktail is “The
Dirty Mule”. One of the key ingredients is the locally produced
Barritt’s Ginger Beer, a product of Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC),
the local producer of Coca-Cola. For the second year CBC will be a
sponsor of the event, and will be introducing a new drink at the
festival - Schweppes Grapefruit...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Road Traffic Department is modernizing its
operations, and preparing its staff and the general public for the
updating of its processes. Minister of Transport and Aviation The Hon.
Glenys Hanna-Martin, seated right, opened the educational seminar for
the Road Traffic Department employees, held along the theme --
'Preparing for the Modernization of the Road Traffic Department:
Inspiring Passion, Integrity and Teamwork.'
The seminar was held on
Saturday February 6, 2016 at C. C. Sweeting Senior High School...
The government of The Bahamas and PowerSecure today
signed a Management Services Agreement (MSA) that assigns PowerSecure
management of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) for the next five years.
includes a comprehensive, financial-grade business plan which outlines
significant cost-reduction and reliability targets along with renewable energy
and customer service initiatives for New Providence and the Family Islands.
“Today is an
exciting new day in The Bahamas as we progress into a formal relationship with
PowerSecure to implement a robust business plan..."
Nassau, Bahamas - Get ready to enjoy virtuosic showpieces, romantic
tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces,
multi-instrument mastery and a World Accordian Champion! This is
Quartetto Gelato, a dazzling musical quartet which has enchanted
audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical
virtuosity, artistic passion and humour!
The Nassau Music Society
is excited to present two shows featuring Quartetto Gelato and a
fabulous cocktail party. The first concert will be on Saturday 20th
February 2016 from 7:30 pm at the College of The Bahamas Performing Arts
Centre, Oakes Field. Tickets are $30 for NMS members, $35 for
non-members and $10 for students. The second concert and cocktail party
will be on Sunday 21st February 2016 from 5:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church
Hall, Lyford Cay. Tickets are $75 per person...
Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States
(OAS/EOM) in Costa Rica today congratulated the country’s citizens on
their participation in the municipal elections
on Sunday, which once again showed the strength of Costa Rica’s democratic system.
The EOM, headed by the former Uruguayan Deputy Minister Edgardo Ortuño, presented a preliminary report
with observations and recommendations on the process. "The OAS
congratulates Costa Rica for the prompt...
Toronto, ON - The
University of the West Indies today announced five leaders of Canadian and
Caribbean origin, and one organization, to be honoured at the seventh annual
Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton.
Vice Chancellor’s Award is given to
people of Caribbean heritage who have made significant contributions within
their organizations and communities. The 2016 honourees are
: Mr. Stephen Ames;
Dr. Paul Steinbok...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
recently hosted a High-Level Operational Response Workshop on
Bio-Incidents and Terrorist Attacks, the aim of which was to strengthen
The Bahamas’ capabilities in the event of an incident.
The three-day workshop was held at NEMA’s office on Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way, January 19 - 21, 2016.
The workshop was sponsored by the Ministry of National Security...
Nassau, Bahamas – Officials from the Department of Inland Revenue
welcomed four delegates from Suriname, who are in The Bahamas this week,
on a fact finding mission on The Bahamas’ implementation of Value Added
The delegates, Marita Wijnerman, Jan Bolman, Remie Belliot and Joan Vuldhuizen, arrived on Sunday and will leave on Friday.
Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) recommended to
the Surinamese government, which is presently looking at ...
There is a powerful rhetoric that has always circled throughout the
nation when talking about politics: We Need Change. We are tired. We are
exhausted, we are angry; we are in the need of hope.
Dear reader, my fellow Bahamians, I am here to tell you that you are the change that you want to see in this country.
is a misconception that the Government is “in charge” of this great
nation. People seem to believe that they have absolutely no say when the
government makes decisions that will affect their lives...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie speaks to the young at the Historic Bahamas Foundation Trinkets and Treasures National Fair and Live Auction, Saturday, on the grounds of Collins House, Collins Avenue and Shirley Street, where for two days lots of collectibles were on display, there was food & drinks and entertainment. Proceeds will assist various community organizations, and will also contribute to the repair of noted Bahamian landmark, The Hermitage in Cat Island...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, left, in attendance during the Special
Service in honour of Pastor Dr. William McCartney, Sunday, February 7,
at which he was conferred the title, Pastor Emeritus at East Street
Also pictured are Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry and
Mrs. Bernadette Christie...
There is no doubt about it, Bahamians love Valentine's Day, and they love, love, love to dress up for it!
If you are looking for something new to wear on the romance-filled night of February 14th, Hardour Collection
has just launched their Valentine's 2016 Collection.
Married, dating or
single, Bahamian designer Anthea Bullard has dreamed up fabulous
creations with something for everyone, sure to seduce your sweetheart,
or wow the general public. There's even a blouse to to show your V-Day colours
in the work place...
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft, Lawrence Major, under the
command of Acting Lieutenant Commander Milton Munroe apprehended a
vessel with approximately forty seven (38 males, 7 females and 2
children) Haitian nationals around 8 p.m.
The vessel was intercepted at
approximately 284° Hog Cay Ragged Island. All migrants were transferred
to Lawrence Major and transported to Nassau for further processing...
All that glitters is not gold. There is another, darker side to The
Bahamas. As a people, Bahamians can be kind, appreciative, welcoming
and gracious. But they can also be hateful, abusive and vicious. How is
this schizophrenic national personality explained?
This paper is a commentary by Frederick Smith QC arising from
Professor of Anthropology Dr Bertin M. Louis's perspicacious lecture on
the Marginalization of Haitian Migrants in The Bahamas, and persons of
The lecture by Professor Louis can be found
on YouTube, and I urge watching it. I found it to be stimulating and
health insurance brokers, agents and underwriters today urged Bahamians
to maintain their private health insurance coverage in the face of
unknowns in the government’s plan
and risks that lapsed policies may not be renewable.
The advice from various members of the Bahamas Insurance Association
came as government steps up its plans and its public relations campaign
in the lead-up to the introduction of
a National Health Insurance (NHI) initiative – a promise the Government
has said it will deliver though details are still being worked out and
the plan appears to be in the consultative stage...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Grand Lucayan Resort invites you to Make a
date with Your Soulmate Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Dinner at
Churchill’s Savor a selection of Mediterranean-inspired fare in Grand
Bahama Island’s most elegant dining room and enjoy a glass of sparking
wine with your dessert – with our compliments. $58* PER PERSON. Call
242-373-1333 for reservations **15% gratuity and 7.5% VAT are not
included in the price.
Located on Grand Bahama Island, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas has 542
guestrooms and suites and is situated along an expansive 7.5-acre beach
with views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Just 55 miles off the coast
of Florida, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas offers some of the finest amenities
in the Caribbean. Guests enjoy spacious accommodations,
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C. Paulette Zonicle
has introduced a new annual initiative at Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex to
show her appreciation for the hard work that her staff does on a daily basis.
At a staff luncheon held on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Consular Annex,
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Administrative Assistant Felipe Major was named
Employee of the Year for 2015...