Nassau, The Bahamas -
ALERT #17 ON TROPICAL STORM ERIKA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 9PM EDT, FRIDAY, 28TH AUGUST, 2015.
ERIKA IS DUMPING HEAVY RAINS ACROSS HISPANIOLA … BUT THERE IS A GOOD
POSSIBILITY THAT ERIKA COULD EVEN DEGENERATE INTO A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE WHILE IT IS MOVING OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN OF HISPANIOLA AND
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS, WHICH
INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF LONG ISLAND, CAT ISLAND, THE EXUMAS, SAN
SALVADOR, RUM CAY, INAGUA, MAYAGUANA, ACKLINS, CROOKED ISLAND, LONG CAY,
RAGGED ISLAND AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS...
Latin Recording Academy statement on Donald Trump's remarks - Aug 28, 2015 - 8:43:36 PM
Latin Recording Academy: As a U.S.-based organization representing thousands of creators involved
in the making of Latin music throughout the world, The Latin Recording
Academy® does not insert itself into the political arena
unless to elevate key music issues impacting the quality of life and
cultural condition of its members. Given the continued discriminatory
statements made by Mr. Donald Trump, The Latin Recording Academy issues
the following statement on behalf of President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr...
Nassau, Bahamas - For the third season in a row, A Mouth Full
takes viewers on an adventure in taste! That's right your favorite
foodie show is back and in this season three premiere Dre takes on a
hip, new spot out west; Studio Cafe! Dive into our new season as we
strike a balance between good food and good music! See how the owners
turned what was once a Bahamian recording studio for Bob Marley, Lil Kim
and even Sade, into a modern restaurant...and of course we'll be
Check out this video and experience
another awesome adventure in taste...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister the Right Honourable Perry
Gladstone Christie on Friday morning described the late Sir Albert
Miller as a man of legendary status and one who made a tremendous impact
on the growth and development of Grand Bahama Island and the country as
The Prime Minister was participating in the official
viewing of Sir Albert’s body, which on Friday lay in repose at the
Gerald Bartlett Police Headquarters in Freeport, Grand Bahama...
I echo and join in the sentiments of the nation that the national
address by the Minister of National Security was inconsiderate, lacked
depth and eons too late.
The Minister of National Security in a
surprising turn of events finally found his voice and addressed the
nation in a "snap address" in the midst of the entire country preparing
for a forecasted direct hit by Tropical Storm Erika. How untimely! How
insensitive! How late! The Minister has once again insulted the Bahamian
people. He has not given the vexing and heart wrenching crime problem
the priority it needs, especially since the last time we heard from him
was in early July, and even then it was another announcement...
Seize illegal firearm, 3 suspects in custody:
Police took another illegal firearm of the
streets of New Providence on Thursday 27th August 2015, following the
arrest of a 60 - year old male, a 48 – year old female and a 23 – year
old male who is on bail for a serious offence...
Suspect in custody for arm robbery:
According to reports, around 9:30am on
Thursday 27th August 2015, officers from the Southwestern Division
acting on intelligence, went to the home of a 25 – year old man located
at Dignity Gardens...
Nassau, Bahamas - The management of the Bahamas Water and Sewerage
Corporation (W&SC) signed a new industrial agreement with the
Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) on Friday
morning at the corporation’s headquarters on Thompson Boulevard.
The five-year agreement benefits 350 and the 453 corporation employees.
of the new contract include a salary review, merit pay system, hazard
pay, and a statute of limitation on minor breaches...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The National Emergency
Management Agency, NEMA, partially activated the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), on
Thursday, August 27, 2015, to continue to closely monitor the movements of
Tropical Storm Erika and its potential
threat to the Islands.
At 6pm Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell
began to mobilize administrative staff and members of the 13 Emergency Support
Function (ESF) groups, who would report to the NEOC, the hub of the monitoring
systems and operations.
First Assistant Secretary Chrystal Glinton
confirmed that the Family Island Administrators were contacted, to ensure that
they met with their...
Last night the Minister with responsibility for National Security broke
his long silence on the PLP government’s plan to tackle the escalating
crimes, especially violent crimes throughout The Bahamas. His
statements confirmed the views of thousands of Bahamians and the FNM-
that the Minister is ill suited for this job at this critical juncture
and that the Christie led administration lack concrete plans that will
impact crime reduction in the short to medium term.
Dr. Nottage and
Prime Minister Christie failed to deliver the government’s account of
its stewardship of National Security matters including crime management
during the recent budget debate. Given the high level of anxiety and
fear among Bahamians and the frequent Crime Advisories issued by other
countries whose citizens visit the Bahamas, the nation ...
SkyBahamas wishes to advise the public that on Saturday August 29th,
2015 SkyBahamas will only be flying its Northern Bahamas routes;
Freeport, Marsh Harbour and Bimini. To view their flight schedule and
make bookings Click HERE.
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Nassau, Bahamas - The Hon. Dr. Bernard J.
Nottage, M.P. Minister of National Security televised National Address
on Crime on Thursday
27th August, 2015 at 8pm:
My Fellow Bahamians: The
preamble to our Constitution states that we, the people of this Family
of Islands, recognize that the preservation of our freedom will be
guaranteed by a national commitment to self-discipline, industry,
loyalty, unity and an abiding respect for Christian values and the Rule
The public is advised that due to
Tropical Storm Erika, The College of The Bahamas Oakes Field and
Grosvenor Close Campuses will close effectiveFriday, August 28th,2015
6:00 p.m. This means that all classes previously scheduled to begin at or after
6:00 p.m. have been suspended. Operations at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre will also close at
6:00 p.m.Friday until further notice...
Observant drivers and pedestrians passing in front of the British
Colonial Hilton to round into Bay Street, downtown Nassau’s main
thoroughfare, will notice a large, framed banner on the second-storey
wall of the building just across the way. They should know that this
display, erected through a collaboration between Creative Nassau and the
Downtown Nassau Partnership, represents two achievements of which all
Bahamians should be proud.
The United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated The
Bahamas’ capital, Nassau, a City of Crafts and Folk Arts in UNESCO’s
prestigious Creative Cities Network (UCCN), which comprises 69 cities
from 32 countries with designations ...
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, has expressed his deep concern over the loss of life and
damage to infrastructure and property in the Commonwealth of Dominica
following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
Even as the full
scope of the devastation wrought was being assessed on the ground, the
Secretary General transmitted to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit his
personal sadness over the tragic effects of the disaster and his concern
for the people of Dominica, and pledged the assistance, solidarity and
support of the OAS...
We've been following the modeling career of former Mr. Bahamas, Kendrick Kemp for
years now, and he's always moving and shaking in the modeling
world. Even though he's been traveling a lot to Toronto, Canada for well over a year, he still returns home to oversee his annual initiative the
Fashion For a Cause event which supports the Bahamas AIDS Foundation.
recently Kemp walked for several designers in TOM* SS16 (Toronto's
Men's Fashion Week) held August 19th - 21st, 2015 which showcases the
best in established and emerging menswear designers in Canada and from
around the world. Kemp wore Christopher Bates, Lafaille, Hip & Bone,
Bahamian track star Shaunae Miller took silver in today's 400 m race at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Taking gold was American Allyson Felix who took off like a shot, and came in at 49.26.
Miller finished strongly with a personal best of 49.67. Jamaica's Shericka Jackson took bronze with 49.99.
"I feel so blessed and shocked," Miller told The Tribune. "I got injured
at the meeting in Monaco and up to last week, I was not able to train
properly. I felt pain in the back of my hip. To gain silver in such a
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight Friday 28th August 2015
Special warnings: A
Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeast Bahamas which includes the
islands of Inagua, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay and Ragged Island.
A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the islands of the Central Bahamas which includes the islands of Long Island, Cat Island, the Exumas, San Salvador and Rum Cay...
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Financial Services Board and the Ministry
of Financial Services have partnered with the Ministry of Education and
language learning programme Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) to introduce a
pilot programme within public junior and senior high schools throughout
The Bahamas. The programme starts in September and continues through
to the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Rosetta Stone is a recognized
industry leader in technology based language and literacy solutions and
is used by millions of individuals and thousands schools, businesses,
government organizations around the world. Rosetta Stone already has
been proven effective in helping members of BFSB improve language
proficiency since the programme was made available to its member firms
over three years ago...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Delivering a
presentation on Youth Development at The College of The Bahamas,
Wednesday, the 59th and second term Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, Kasim
Reed shared three principles with the student body that would form a
solid and credible foundation for success.
He urged the young
people (1) to take advantage of educational opportunities as they
prepare for the future; (2) to fall in love with hard work or what he
called “the grind”; and (3) to always do the right thing by standing up
for the greater good – the majority of people, even when policy
decisions are made behind closed doors and out of the glare of the media
and media scrutiny...
Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) is in a state
of readiness as Tropical Storm Erika moves toward The Islands of The
BMOT’s crisis management team is closely monitoring the
progress of TS Erika and liaising with the National Emergency Management
Agency, Bahamas Hotel Association, Nassau Development Company and other
The team, comprised of various department
heads and key stakeholders, will launch its command center at the
British Colonial Hilton on Friday, August 28. It will remain activated
until the storm has left The Bahamas...
Nassau, Bahamas - You are invited to see the latest dresses from
Debonaire Boutique and Summer 2015 fashions from Bahamian designer,
Brynda Knowles at High Fashion Fantasy, to be held Sunday, September 6th
starting at 6pm at the Towne Hotel in Nassau.
Special guest, Supermodel of the Bahamas Misty Thompson, and featuring performances by Supertalent of the Bahamas, Sanches.
on Queen's Highway in
TAX FREE Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, a short
28-minute flight from South Florida (Miami/Fort Lauderdale).
Factories FOR SALE by Owner featuring: Two like new buildings completed in 2008. Former site of a window manufacturer and a rubber extrusion manufacturer; Both structures are built to Miami-Dade code enforcement standards for hurricane safe facilities. Built five feet above the historic
flood plain, the buildings sit on four acres of land...
For many years, Versace couture was about the hard rock party girl. This
fall she’s more romantic with soft feminine chiffon layers, pastel
colors and sparkling jewels. And yes, she’s still very sexy.
discussed in previous columns, there has been a move over the past two
years towards a softer look with the luxury fashion designers such as
Louis Vuitton and Armani.
Donatella Versace has always crafted
garments that enhanced a woman’s figure. It was always more than just
revealing a hint of leg or cleavage; there was sense of toughness
combined with sizzling sexiness that has made the brand successful over
the past several decades...
The adventure continues for Celeste Marshall as she is among 50+ contestants
in the Top Model of the World Competition in the ultra exotic location
of El Gouna, Egypt.
Celeste was yet again selected for another photo shoot, this time at
northern Mangroovy Beach which said to be the "Venice of the Red Sea',
and is famous for kite surfing! Celeste was one of six girls at the destination shoot.
(Statement) The comments of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
Fred Mitchell have become so unhinged and extremist of late that it is
difficult not to find the spectacle amusing.
At the end of the
day, however, it is no laughing matter. In his continued attempts to
label members of the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) as
disloyal to The Bahamas and guilty of defaming law enforcement officers,
the minister is playing a very dangerous game.
Such unbalanced and misleading public comments are bound to spark unwarranted anger and hostility towards human rights defenders...