In a matter of hours, Miss World Bahamas Geena Thompson will begin her
trek half way around the world, as she leaves for China to compete in
the 67th edition of the Miss World pageant! Geena will go up against
beauties from over 120 countries as she represents the Bahamas in the
world’s largest beauty competition.
The excited goodwill
ambassador - who has been preparing for this moment ever since capturing
the national title on July 30...
Remarks by Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas at Metropolitan Church of the Nazarene
Sunday, 22 October 2017 11:00 A.M.:Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell; Pastor Nelson Pierre...
It is good to be in the House of the Lord, from whom all blessings flow.
you for your invitation to worship at the Metropolitan Church of the
Nazarene, as we thank the Lord for His many blessings.
Matthew 18: 20 reminds us: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”...
As part of its long-standing commitment to the growth and development of
young people, The Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC), has developed
and maintained programs dedicated to helping young people recognize the
linkages between their everyday activities and water. Through such
programs, the corporation has also worked to provide exposure to the
various career opportunities which exist within the field.
are so many opportunities available to Bahamians who are interested in
this field” said Ramon Bain, WSC Graduate Engineer with the Sewerage
Department. “From engineering roles, like mine, to environmental health,
plumbers, electricians and welders...
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Milo Butler Distributors has
partnered with its vendor JM Smucker to bring relief to residents in the
southern Bahamas. The US-based company produces Five Roses Flour and
recently donated 1000 2lb bags to the Bahamas Red Cross Society for
distribution throughout the impacted islands.
Just last month,
Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage and destruction throughout the
islands of The Bahamas. Immediately after the storm, Milo Butler
Distributors partnered with local organizations to donate canned goods,
grocery items, cleaning supplies and pet food. The team also reached out
to its network of vendors in the international community for additional
assistance. JM Smucker was the first to answer the call...
Nassau, Bahamas - Address by Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, Q.C., M.P.
Leader of the Official Opposition Leader of the Progressive Liberal
Party on the Occasion of 53rd National
Convention of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Prayer Breakfast
Sunday, 22nd October 2017, 7:30 a.m. Meliã Resort, Cable Beach
Salutations:Chairperson, Party Officers... Good morning!
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the
Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a
hope.” These wonderful words of promise were left for us the Book of
the Prophet Jeremiah at Chapter 29, Verse 11.
It is in this
spirit of awareness that I greet you this morning. An awareness that,
even in challenging times, our destiny has long been mapped out.
Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast
cancer in her lifetime? The fact that is even more important than the
somewhat startling statistic is that early diagnosis and treatment
offers the highest rate of survival.
“The word cancer is no
longer a death sentence and has not been for many years,” said Dr.
Arlington Lightbourne, who specializes in wellness. “The important thing
is to find the best health care possible. Ideally, we would all like to
be treated at home and fortunately, we have physicians returning to The
Bahamas after advanced postgraduate training in oncology care and
Convinced that his journey on the 'Road to Triumph in 2022' will fully
reveal how God turns opposition into opportunity, Philip 'Brave' Davis
says he is ready to do all he can to regain the confidence of the
majority of Bahamian people.
Davis, in sharing his platform
prepared for the upcoming PLP National Convention, is calling on Party
Stalwarts and supporters to join him for a time to promote unity and
strength, a move which he believes will bring about wise, brave and
Several Caribbean countries have been recently devastated by two
catastrophic hurricanes, Irma and Maria, underscoring the need for
Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) to
press forward with risk insurance for the fisheries sector—being
developed by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility
Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC, formerly known as the CCRIF) in
collaboration with the World Bank. This initiative to develop risk
insurance for the fisheries sector in CARICOM States is supported by the
United States government under the Caribbean Ocean and Aquaculture
Sustainability Facility (COAST)...
The tagline for this movie: Everyone Must Face Their Demons. When a
crime wave hits a city, it is up to two masked vigilantes to figure out
who is behind the increase in criminal activity and why. As the duo find
clues to who the mastermind is, they must try to make sense of how it
is at all possible when the evidence points to someone who was cured of
Bruce Wayne is the rich playboy businessman who has a
secret crime fighting life as Batman and must now confront the fact
that his best friend is the mastermind behind the current crime wave in
Primer Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis commended officials at
the Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Academy (LJMMA) for their “global
vision” in hosting the Academy’s first-ever International Maritime
The Conference was held in New Providence under the theme: “Connecting Education, Ports and People.”
Prime Minister described the conference as “fertile ground” for future
mariners and seafarers and further applauded organizers for “exposing
the cadets to the vast opportunities available for employment and
entrepreneurship in the maritime industry.”...
Executives of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, one of the country’s leading and
trusted accounting firms made a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour,
Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the
Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets.
from left to right with Minister Foulkes who is shown at center is: Mrs.
Shavonne Symonette, Administration Officer, Ministry of Labour; Ms.
Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary (Acting), Ministry of Labour; Mr.
Kevin Cambridge, Director PwC; Mrs. Claudene Lofters, Senior Manager,
PwC and Mr. Adrian Tait, Partner Advisory-Consulting, PwC.
45 days to the SSL Finals 2017, the fifth edition of the exciting grand
finale of the year for expert Star sailors, valuable champions of other
sailing disciplines and legends of the sports.
Nassau, in the
Bahamas, is ideal to host the event, Nassau Yacht Club a perfect home
for sailors and organizers, Montagu Bay one of the best racing course in
the world. The week starts with a four days qualification round with
fleet regattas, on Friday evening we’ll know the top ten teams that will
go racing on an eliminating round on Saturday...
Coalition of Concerned Citizens has called this press conference today October 18, 2017
out of urgent concern regarding Emera’s bid to buy-out minority Bahamian
shareholders of ICD Utilities. ICD Utilities owns 50 % of Grand Bahama
Power Company with an overall Bahamian equity interest of 19.63 %. Emera
is seeking to secure 100% ownership of Grand Bahama Power Company a
vital utility infrastructure on the Island of Grand Bahama.
Coalition of Concerned Citizens strongly opposes Emera’s proposed
buy-out of Bahamian shareholders. Our opposition is based on the
As part of our strategic approach to transform to a more customer
centric, high performing organization, we are making adjustments to how
we run our business. We are carrying out necessary network upgrades,
giving more focus on training and development and improving back office
support to better serve our customers. As part of this broader program,
we have adjusted our team structure and as such a few positions at BTC
have been made redundant. We reaffirm our commitment to building a more
effective team structure to deliver the best products and services to
The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes met with the
Chairman of the Clearing Banks Association, Mr. Ian Jennings and
representatives of the six Clearing Banks in The Bahamas including RBC
Finco, Scotiabank, Fidelity Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of The Bahamas
and CIBC First Caribbean Bank on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the
Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets. Also in attendance
were The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, the
Trade Union Congress and the National Congress of Trade Unions, the
Prices Commission, the Consumer Protection Commission and The Bahamas
Bureau of Standards and Quality Services...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
said tax evasion and avoidance are common problems experienced by many
Jurisdictions, and erodes the basis of tax systems and destroys the
reputation of legitimate and credible international financial centres.
Turnquest was speaking at the signing ceremony of the Protocol to Amend
the Tax Information Exchange Agreement between the Government of The
Bahamas and the Government of the Republic of Finland concerning
information on tax matters held at the Ministry of Finance, Thursday,
October 19, 2017...
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Sulayman
Clark as Consultant-in-Residence who will help plan and execute various
Dr. Clark has over 25 years of
experience as a senior level development officer with particular
expertise in grant writing and major gift acquisitions. He comes to
University of The Bahamas from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
where he served as Chief Development Officer...
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr.
Christina Ramirez Smith as Special Advisor, reporting to the UB Board of
Trustees’ Deputy Chair Mr. Lowell Mortimer, OBE, who also serves as
Chair of the Investments and Fundraising Committee of the Board.
Ramirez Smith is providing strategic guidance and support as required
to build effective relationships with internal and external
constituents. She is advising on overall campaign management and
organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task
assignment, and research. She is also responsible for planning and
hosting elite development events and special occasions...