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Sade Colebrook crowned Miss Grand Bahama 2014 - Jul 29, 2014 - 1:03:52 AM
Bahamas - Congratulations goes out to 17 year old Sade
sponsored by Exquisite Collection who was crowned Miss Grand Bahama
2014 in front of a large audience at Le Chateau on the Green in Freeport
on July 27th.
Sade Colebrook is a graduate of
Sunland Baptist Academy.
1st runner up was Phylicia Collie and Danielle Pratt came 2nd runner-up.
"I love traveling and experiencing new cultures, exotic
foods, and meeting new people," said Sade who has been a volunteer
at the YMCA and ICAN camp, and the Humane Society.
In 2012 Sade came first runner up in the Miss
Talented Grand Bahama, not surprising with her passion for
singing, dancing, theatre and
Bahamians meet Bahamians in Vancouver, Canada - Jul 28, 2014 - 8:45:06 PM
It's only been a few
months since Nassau born Chris Lowe of Vancouver started the "Bahamians
in Vancouver" facebook group page in hopes of finding other Bahamians in
the area. When he did, it saw instant results, as within 24 hours the
page had over 40 members.
Those that could attend made it to the
first meetup within the first month, and a second meetup was scheduled
for July 27th at the Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver. The
event is organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Society of B.C., and it
encourages other nations of the Caribbean to come together. The event is
over two days formally but the Society hosts many other events
throughout the year...
BAIC opens New Executive Offices in Nassau - Jul 28, 2014 - 8:20:32 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) has opened a 10,000
square foot facility to house executive offices and a training centre.
The building, the only one of its kind in the country, will save the
government over 40 percent in energy cost due to its use of solar
energy. During the official opening ceremony held at its location in the
Soldier Road Industrial Park, on Friday, July 25, Prime Minister, the
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie said that the ‘occasion represented a great
step in the accomplishment of the self-sufficiency ideal.
particularly pleased, with its futuristic design and how that will
affect the operation cost of running BAIC,” said Mr. Christie. “I am
also very impressed with the level and quality of craftsmanship that was
put into the building of this beautiful edifice and how the design was
worked into our general philosophy of energy conservation.”...
BTC, Proud Sponsor of Miss World Bahamas & Miss Universe Bahamas Pageants - Jul 28, 2014 - 7:53:19 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Aug 3, the BTC team
will be on hand as the Miss Bahamas Organization crowns a new Miss
World Bahamas and Miss Universe Bahamas, allowing two lucky, and
beautiful, young Bahamian women the opportunity to realize their dreams
of becoming internationally known ambassadors, for the entire Bahamas.
$15,000 sponsorship commitment to the Miss Bahamas Organization is a
continuation of the company’s ongoing efforts to support Bahamian
Dreams. BTC has recently signed endorsement contracts with a number of
local athletes and performers, including the Golden Knights, Arianna
Vanderpool-Wallace, Shaunae Miller and Anthonique Strachan, in addition
to Bahamian singer Sketch Carey, travel journalist Noelle Nicholls, and
Bahamian actor and artist, Mathew Knowles. Last month, Tonesha Smith and
Gabrielle Stubbs were also announced as the winners of the fifth season
of BTC Starmaker...
Bahamas Agriculture Implements Project to Advance Food Security - Jul 28, 2014 - 5:44:09 PM
The sweet potato
is the most important edible root to food security, followed by cassava
in The Bahamas. Successive projects have aimed at increasing the amount
of root crops produced, in an effort to satisfy increasing local demand
for these commodities. In both Abaco and Andros significant acreages of
sweet potato have been planted using improved varieties.
Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government has
received approval for a research project: “Selection of marketable
varieties of sweet potatoes and cassava.” The purpose of the sweet
project is to choose and obtain planting material for promising
varieties of sweet potato and cassava, prepare trial crops in chosen
islands, follow up its management and results and based on findings as
to the best suited sweet potato...
In response to Leon Williams, BTC - Jul 28, 2014 - 5:36:19 PM
Does the new BTC CEO, Mr. Leon Williams take the Bahamian public for fools? It certainly appears that way.
He’s telling us that liberalization of
the telecommunications sector is a bad thing, that BTC is not ready,
that revenue lines are flat, that 738 BTC employees could lose their
jobs. In essence he’s saying that BTC would not be able to compete. At
least that part may be true.
BTC was privatized, we were informed that it was one of the few
profitable government corporations, bringing $30 million a year into the
treasury coffers. A year after it was sold the CEO of BTC, Geoff Huston
announced that government, even while holding only 49% of BTC shares,
was making almost double its pre privatization profits.
Enjoy Lunch or Brunch at Garden Delite at the Pelican Bay Hotel - Jul 28, 2014 - 5:12:55 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Enjoy brunch at Garden Delite!
the brain of Chef Emmanuel Smith comes a new concept for sophisticated
healthy eating in Grand Bahamas — Garden Delite: Sabor’s new sister
restaurant located on the 4th floor of Pelican Bay’s Canal House!
new restaurant is situated in a scenic spot, overlooking a lovely
section of Bell Channel Bay from atop the 4th floor of the Pelican Bay
Hotel Canal House, which hosts business conferences and gatherings.
Pelican Bay at Lucaya introduces Zumba classes with breakfast! - Jul 28, 2014 - 4:46:01 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Get fit, and get happy! Enjoy high energy
ZUMBA at Pelican Bay Hotel! Enjoy
an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various
styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin
American dance music.
Grab your girlfriend and join our instructor on
Saturday, August 9th and 23rd.
is $30 and includes a full Buffet Breakfast in the Captain's Galley in
the Canal House with an astonishing view of Bell Channel.
Bahamas Junkanoo Summer Festival success for more exposure - Jul 28, 2014 - 4:43:14 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – Minister of Tourism
the Hon Obie Wilchcombe has touted the success of the Junkanoo Summer
Festival held during the month of July 2014.
Against the backdrop
of the 50th Anniversary of Tourism in the country, the festival was
held each weekend in July, which showcased the best in Junkanoo talent,
music from uniform groups and the Urban Renewal Marching Band, food, and
arts and craft items before crowds of thousands.
“The Bahamas is
renowned for its tourism, but they are talking about the hospitality,
they are talking about its service and the beauty of this country. So if
we work collectively to ensure that we deliver the best product, they
can understand how effective and how important it is to our economy,”
Mr. Wilchcombe said...
Bahamas tourism working with the BNT to strengthen bird-based tourism - Jul 28, 2014 - 4:36:56 PM
Nassau, New Providence
- The Ministry of Tourism is working in conjunction with the Bahamas
National Trust (BNT) to strengthen bird-based tourism as a Conservation
and Sustainable Development Tool by conducting a week-long workshop to
train ‘world-class’ Bird/Nature Tour Guides at two pilot sites: Central
Andros and Inagua.
General of the Ministry of Tourism, Joy Jibrilu during the opening of
the workshop at the British Colonial Hilton, Monday, July 28, 2014, said
The Bahamas has the perfect sites for bird watching to take advantage
of the $82 billion industry, which is growing at approximately eight per
cent a year with an expenditure of $17 billion...
Miami Goombay Festival Celebrates Bahamas - Jul 28, 2014 - 3:54:30 PM
MIAMI Florida - Miami is hosted the 38th
annual Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival on July 26th in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, a community with prominent Bahamian
festival featured Bahamian entertainers and
a Junkanoo rushout parade showcasing intricate
costumes and rhythmic music featuring cowbells, goat-skin drums and
brass instruments. Performances were given by the Royal Bahamas Police
Force Pop Band, Qilla Fang, and Goldenchild. The Celebrity Artist,
Jamaal Rolle also exhibited his lifelike artwork...
Bahamas government holds VAT legislation presentation for the press - Jul 28, 2014 - 12:58:17 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Educating the
consumer about the benefits of the new Value Added Tax legislation
should ease the public's fear of the Government's needs to control its
Financial Secretary, John Rolle, led the discussion on
the new legislation at a July 25, Ministry of Finance "Meet the Press"
presentation at the Gladstone Road Freight Terminal.
explained that VAT is a broad based consumption tax, applying a 7.5
percent rate in the price of most purchased goods and services...
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast: July 28 - Aug 3 - Jul 28, 2014 - 12:46:39 PM
GENERAL SITUATION: A high pressure system across the Bahamas will
continue to support hot and stable conditions around the islands today.
Monday 28th – Sunny and hot with the slight chance of isolated showers
or thunderstorms; fair and warm tonight. Maximum Temperature 92°F and
Minimum Temperature 79°F. Winds SE-S at 10 knots or less in the
Northwest Bahamas and E-SE 10-15 knots in the Central & Southeast
Bahamas. Seas 1-3 feet in the Northwest Bahamas and 2-4 feet in the
Central & Southeast Bahamas.
Tuesday 29th – Sunny and hot
with the chance of a few isolated afternoon or thunderstorms; fair and
warm tonight. Maximum Temperature 93°F and Minimum Temperature 79°F.
Winds SE-S 10-15 knots in the Northwest Bahamas and E-SE 10-15 knots
the Central & Southeast Bahamas. Seas 2-4 feet over the ocean...
Bahamas' Ariaana Vanderpool Wallace wins swimming silver in Scotland - Jul 28, 2014 - 12:41:48 PM
SCOTLAND - Making Bahamian sporting history, Arianna Vanderpool Wallace
won silver in the women's 50m butterfly final in 25.53 seconds making
her the first to receive a senior swimming medal for the Bahamas.
Airanna is a national-record holding and Olympic swimmer.
She swam for the Bahamas at the 2008 Olympics. She swims collegiately
in the USA for Auburn University.
Francesca Halsall of England won with 25.20 and Brittany Elmslie of Australia came third in 25.91.
The Games close on Sunday, August 3rd...
Haiti's president to visit The Bahamas - Jul 28, 2014 - 12:32:23 PM
HaitiLibre.com, President Michel Martelly will visit The Bahamas Tuesday
to meet with Prime Minister Christie "to strengthen,
harmonize and energize relations between Haiti and the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas. At this meeting the two men should sign 4 agreements: A
framework agreement for cooperation; an agreement on on scientific and
technical cooperation on the capacity building of port institutions; an
agreement of commercial and technical cooperation in the field of
quality control of agricultural products and export fisheries."
St Augustine's University calls on Bahamas Governor General - Jul 28, 2014 - 12:27:29 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Governor General Dame
Marguerite Pindling welcomes Dr Everette Ward and other Board members
from St Augustine's University, Raleigh, N.C. during a Courtesy Call at
Government House, July 25.
Pictured sitting from left: Pattye Brown,
Rodney Gaddy, Dame Marguerite, Dr. Ward and Rev. Hilton Smith...
Melia Nassau Beach Does It Again – Supports Local Fishermen - Jul 28, 2014 - 11:14:34 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - It started with sweet potatoes, onions and
peppers, expanded to soursop and limes, and now the hotel that serves
local produce to guests is redoubling its efforts to support Bahamian
business by purchasing fish, conch and when crawfish season opens, fresh
crawfish, from local fishermen.
Andrew Tilley, General Manager of Melia Nassau Beach, explains.
makes all the sense in the world to buy as much as you can locally,”
said Tilley. “It pleases the guests who enjoy tasting true local fare.
It is especially appealing because what you are serving is fresh and is
being served the same day it was caught...”
“Fashion Faces of the Bahamas” Model Search - Jul 28, 2014 - 10:50:54 AM
Nassau Bahamas -
cadre’ of fashion and beauty industry professionals will be in the
Bahamas to facilitate workshops and judge the upcoming “Fashion Faces of
the Bahamas” model search, taking place in August, 2014.
According to Tercena Carey, publisher and editor-in-chief of Profiles98 magazine,“Saint International will
sign the top three winners of this model search and they will travel to
Jamaica to compete in the Fashion Face of the Caribbean model search
next year. They will also be featured on the the cover of an upcoming
issue of Profiles98 magazine.”...
RBPF Nassau: US visitor arrested for drugs - Traffic accident victim dies - Man found dead at Potters Cay - 11 arrests made overnight - Jul 28, 2014 - 10:40:22 AM
U.S. VISITOR ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION
to reports, shortly after 8:00am on Sunday 27th July 2014, Tourism
Police Officers arrested a 48– year old female of Ohio onboard a cruise
ship at Prince George Wharf for possession of a quantity of marijuana.
The suspect is expected to appear in court today to be formally charged.
PEDESTRIAN SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES FROM MISHAP
are investigating a traffic accident that has left a man dead on Sunday
27th July 2014. Preliminary reports are, that shortly after 8:00pm, a
man was driving a white Honda Rav 4 vehicle south on Market Street near
Quakoo Street, when he struck a male pedestrian who was attempting to
cross the street.
Florida Air Academy will be in Nassau, Bahamas this week - Jul 28, 2014 - 9:34:01 AM
Florida Air Academy (FAA), the Melbourne, Florida-based boarding school for boys and girls in 6th through 12th grade,
is once again returning to the Bahamas. Representatives from the academy will be available to meet with prospective students
July 29th and July 30th at the
British Colonial Hilton, Nassau.
To accommodate busy schedules ‘drop in hours’ are
5:00pm through 8:00pm,
Tuesday, July 29th and
1:00pm through 5:00pm,
Wednesday July 30th. One-on-One private appointments are available
July 30th, from
9:00am to 1:00pm...
St. Agnes Anglican Church Service of Appreciation in honour of Governor General - Jul 28, 2014 - 9:21:41 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Governor-General Dame
Marguerite Pindling kneels to receive a blessing from Bishop Drexel
Gomez during the Service of Appreciation in her honour July 27 at St.
Agnes Anglican Church.
In attendance at the services were her four
children: Obie, Michelle, Leslie and Monique...
Pastor Dave Burrows "deals hope' in South Africa - Jul 28, 2014 - 6:40:11 AM
June 12-23rd, Pastor Dave Burrows travelled once again to South Africa for his second tour of the African country.
Dr. Burrows visit included familiar stops from his previous trip plus additional new venues.
flying 15hours from Atlanta, Dr. Burrow’s first stop was the city of
Rustenburg where he was special guest speaker for the June 16th (Soweto
Uprising) commemoration service which brought together adults and youth
for a special Sunday morning service. The event was hosted by Apostle
Treasure Kgobokwe and the Excellence Christian Center Church. The
powerful service culminated with a special prayer and dedication for the
youth of Rustenburg.
#TheCinemas: Between Friends, The Purge: Anarchy and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - Jul 28, 2014 - 6:16:03 AM
This week #TheCinemas looks at
which is a film from Trinidad and Tobago that begins playing at
Galleria Cinema this weekend in Nassau. We're encouraging the public to
support the movie and support Caribbean film. We also take a look at
The Purge: Anarchy and the impressive
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
This episode spotlights the
Caribbean Smart Phone Film Contest
as well. Caribbean filmmakers are encouraged to begin producing their
Smart Phone films in light of the deadline. Galleria Cinemas is still
working out the details as to how this will coincide with the 11th
Bahamas International Film Festival, but nothing should hinder
filmmakers from beginning. Open to the entire Caribbean region. Open to
amateurs or professionals.
Bahamas' Justin Lunn at the Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic, Decatur, Illinois - Jul 28, 2014 - 2:48:40 AM
ILLINOIS, USA - Justin Lunn played in the 16th Annual USTA Men's Futures
Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic 128 qualifying draw in Decatur, Illinois
He had a bye in
the first round and in the 2nd round he defeated Jakub Dybala of Poland
5-7 6-2 6-3 in a 4 hour match. He will play Mbonisi NDimande of
Zimbabwe in the 3rd round on Monday, July 28 at 10:00 a.m.
Weblog Bahamas: Government set to buy 1,000 Apple Trees to solve new "Crisis" - Jul 27, 2014 - 7:15:12 PM
1,000 trees to be ordered and sent to BAMSI to solve the Apple price "crisis"
After a trip to the food store yesterday and found that apples were
priced at $1.99 each the government has now moved to avert this obvious
The governments quick work to order 1,000 lime trees back
in April 2014 to send to BAMSI has obviously solved the lime crisis as
one can now buy 6 limes for $0.99.
Of course the apple crisis is even more severe when we consider that an apple a day keeps the doctor away as they say.
Cable Bahamas: Services outage in eastern New Providence - Jul 27, 2014 - 3:14:55 PM
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS (July 27, 2014) -- A
vehicle accident on Prince Charles Drive, eastern New Providence, has
caused a widespread outage of all cable services for subscribers in that
The accident, which occurred Sunday
morning, July 27, knocked down a utility pole in the vicinity of
Marco's Pizza on Prince Charles Drive. A total of 27 neighbourhoods and
just over 3,900 subscribers were impacted by the outage.
BEC is currently replacing
the damaged pole, and Cable Bahamas Ltd crews are on-site to commence
repairs and restoration of services as quickly ...
Aviation Lawyer: Bahamas Has Chance to ‘Get Out in Front’ in Drone Legislation - Jul 27, 2014 - 12:38:09 PM
Two recent close calls
between unmanned aerial vehicles and passenger aircraft on the same day
– one incident on the approach into New York’s busy LaGuardia airport,
the other in California – drew international attention to the
increasingly pressing issue about what to do with growing numbers of
remotely-controlled drones in crowded airspace.
Now, a Bahamian aviation lawyer and consultant says The Bahamas has a chance to get out in front with drone legislation.
partner Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright said the prolific growth in the use
of UAVs is leading to an increased need for legislation that would
establish rules and regulations governing them in Bahamian air space.