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Bahamas 16 Islands Wedding Abaco Light Up Couple’s Life - Jan 28, 2015 - 2:02:04 PM
BAHAMAS – At 16:00 hours EST on January 16th, 16 couples
were married on 16 Islands in The Islands Of The Bahamas.
famous candy stripe lighthouse on Hope Town, Abaco in The Bahamas, provided the
perfect backdrop for the wedding of Wanjira
Banfield, to Pierre Alex Demosthene.
Drizzling rain that started to intensify at exactly 1600 hours did not
stop the wedding. Minister Silbert Mills
began the ceremony on time and as the rain drizzled, umbrellas were brought out
to cover the heads of the bridal party and the Minister.
Caribbean Export Launches the 'Caribbean Exporter of the Year' Awards - Jan 28, 2015 - 1:36:10 PM
BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export)
today announced its inaugural awards programme the Caribbean Exporter of
the Year Awards in recognition of the stellar contribution made by the
regions exporters to the regional economy.
the media launch held at the Agency’s headquarters in Barbados,
Executive Director Pamela Coke Hamilton, stressed that “Now is the time
to support our exporters and assist them to expand further, because in
so doing, we are not only helping a firm increase its bottom line, but
moreover we are impacting the economic well-being of our entire region
and our people”. The Executive Director brought to the audience’s...
Bahamas VAT payment factsheet - Jan 28, 2015 - 1:30:42 PM
VAT and Your Business: Making VAT Payments
As your business settles into new operations and accounting activities with the onset of VAT, you
should also prepare for your first electronic return and VAT payment. Your VAT return and
payment must be received within 28 days after the end of a VAT period.
For monthly filers, the deadline for the first filing and payment due date is Monday,
March 2, 2015 (February 28, 2015 falls on a weekend).
For quarterly filers, the first filing date is April 28, 2015 although payments can be made
on a monthly basis in advance.
Late payments would be subject to penalties.
All VAT Registrants file their returns electronically on the Government of The Bahamas Online
Tax Administration System. For payment, several options are available...
6th annual "Join Me on the Bridge" Grand Bahama set for March 8th - Jan 28, 2015 - 1:09:41 PM
Sunday, 8th March 2015 is International Women's Day - A Celebration of Women.
women and men in Grand Bahama Island for the 6th annual International
Women's Day celebration to be held on the Labyrinth at the Garden of the
Groves. Enjoy guest speakers, music, art and refreshments. Sign the
Women's Celebration Banner and join us "On the Bridge" in the beautiful
surroundings of the garden.
Meet the winners of our Grand Bahama High School Essay and Art Competition. Hear the winning essays and see the winning art.
Bahamas Ministry of Finance releases 2 videos on VAT filing process - Jan 28, 2015 - 1:02:44 PM
The public is advised that the Value Added Tax (VAT) Department of the Ministry of Finance
has released two short videos to assist VAT Registrants with the filing process.
The first filing period for large businesses is scheduled for February 28th, 2015. Smaller
businesses will file quarterly beginning on April 30th.
The first video entitled “How To File A VAT Return” is a simple video taking you through a
step-by-step process including creating the return, saving a draft of the return, adding supporting
documents among other important issues.
The second video entitled “How To Make A Payment Online”
Critical Care Unit Signals the Largest Financial Investment in Public Health - Jan 28, 2015 - 12:43:14 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The newly constructed
66,000-square foot Critical Care block has finally been constructed. Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, was in attendance for the official opening
ceremony, which was held on Thursday, January 22.
Mr. Christie said that it was a significant
investment for the country. “This facility represents an investment of
over fifty million dollars in construction costs and a further forty-five
million dollars in medical equipment, management information systems and
furniture which has extended across two successive government administrations
and two Prime Ministers,” said Prime Minister Christie...
Bahamas Prime Minister in Costa Rica for CELAC Summit - Jan 28, 2015 - 12:36:29 PM
RICA – The Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
(CELAC) got underway, Wednesday, January 28, in Costa Rica. The meeting opened with an address by Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie.
The Prime Minister is pictured second right
at the Diplomatic Lounge on arrival in Costa Rica Tuesday night.
Also shown, from left: Bahamas Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell; Trinidad & Tobago
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar; and Bahamas Minister of Financial
Services the Hon. Hope Strachan.
Grammy nominated 2 Chainz to perform in The Bahamas - Jan 28, 2015 - 12:25:45 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Heineken
is changing the local entertainment scene with the launch of its
Heineken Red Star Access concert series, a showcase
of live musical concerts and events by the industry’s hottest artists
and entertainers. Grammy-nominated artist, 2 Chainz will headline the
first concert at
9pm on February 14 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
Heineken Red Star Access series will transform the nightlife and party
experience of Nassau,” says Janay Symonette,
Heineken Brand Manager. “We will transform the National Stadium to
create a unique experience where all of our patrons can enjoy a night
like none other. We’re expecting 2 Chainz to provide an awesome
URCA Holds Town Meeting to Discuss Cable's Applications for Price Increase and New Basic Package - Jan 28, 2015 - 12:19:05 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Utilities
Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) held a Town Meeting on Tuesday,
January 27, at Holy Cross Parish Hall, Soldier Road, to discuss Cable Bahamas’s applications
for a permanent price increase and to introduce a new basic package.
Pictured are members of the public participating
in the Town Meeting, and in second photo, seated at desk, URCA’s CEO
Katherine Smith and Director of Policy & Regulation Stephen Bereaux.
Canadian pop-folk group 'Fortunate Ones' to perform in Freeport, January 30th, 2015 - Jan 28, 2015 - 12:08:19 PM
Grand Bahama Island - The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society, a charitable
organization for the performing arts on Grand Bahama is pleased to present
popular Canadian pop-folk recording artists, "Fortunate Ones ”LIVE in
concert Friday, Jan 30th at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club located at No. 6
Royal Main Close in Lucaya.
Showtime is 7:30pm; tickets are only $30 and are available at the Seventeen
Shop and by calling 727-0811 or 373-8068.
*ALL proceeds go towards performing arts scholarships in Grand Bahama.
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Wednesday, January 28th - Jan 28, 2015 - 12:00:46 PM
Bahamas forecast for today and tonight Wednesday 28th January 2015
General situation: Dry, cool and pleasant conditions remain across the
Bahamas as a dry cold front moves southeastward through the Northwest
Bahamas this morning.
Mariners and beach goers should continue to be alert and exercise caution for the possibility of hazardous rip currents...
Grand Bahama Events Calendar - Jan 28, 2015 - 9:30:38 AM
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Suspect in Nassau nightclub murder turns himself in - 23 arrests - Jan 28, 2015 - 12:58:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are please to report that 25 year old Emmanuel
Rolle of Catherine Street, Nassau Village who is wanted in connection
with a murder that occurred at the G-Spot nightclub on Sunday 25th
January 2015 turned himself into officers at the Central Detective Unit
shortly before 10:00am on Tuesday 27th January 2015.
Police is still searching for the other suspect 29 – year old Lashawn Bowe of Matthew Street, Nassau Village...
4th annual FilMAD Movie Premiere to screen again on January 29th - Jan 27, 2015 - 11:43:02 PM
This Thursday 29th
January, the public is invited out once again to Galleria Cinemas JFK at
7:30 pm to enjoy the 2nd screening of the films and to partake in the
amazing talent of our Bahamian young people.
FilMAD is a Film, Movement, Art and Drama Program, designed for children
and teens by Moya Thompson. The Summer Program includes classes in
filmmaking, such as screenwriting, shot composition, photography, sound
design, editing and camera work. These classes are supplemented with
fieldtrips, practical assignments...
Roberts: Patterson misguided on Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival - Jan 27, 2015 - 9:07:19 PM
Many were shocked at
the media comments attributed to the President of the Bahamas Christian
Council on the eve of the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo. With all due
respect, we are obliged to ask whether President Dr. Ranford Patterson
has ever attended the Boxing Day and New Years Day Junkanoo parades that
have been held for well over one century in our fair Bahamas?
President Patterson suggesting that other similar cultural festivals
celebrated in many countries in this region and around the world for
literally centuries are the cause for the instances of rape, incest and
sexual immorality occurring in those countries?
57th annual Heart Ball set for February 14th: Heart Month Events Announced - Jan 27, 2015 - 4:56:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Valentine’s Day is typically reserved as a day for lovers. A time for
chocolates, flowers, fine dining and an evening filled with gifts and
surprises. This Valentine’s the Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Ball
Committee will host the 51st Annual Heart Ball. They are inviting lovers
and friends to join them for an evening of fine dining, great music,
gifts and prizes and possibly chocolate, all for a worthy cause. You
can spend time with family and friends, while helping to sustain heart
beats…one at a time.
Under the distinguished patronage of her
Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General and The Right
Honourable Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister, and Mrs. Christie, the
Heart Ball Committee will host the 51st Annual Heart Ball...
“Value Added Tax & The Small Business Sector” - Jan 27, 2015 - 4:37:08 PM
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce and The Grand Bahama
Port Authority, Limited’s Value Added Tax along with The Small Business Sector
conducted a seminar on the topic of “Value Added Tax & The Small Business
Sector” on January 22, 2015.
The first session was held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
commencing with remarks by President of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Kevin Seymour, followed by the President of The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited, Mr. Ian Rolle.
Both sessions were conducted by Mr. Christopher Baker,
F.C.A., Senior Manager, Freeport Office HLB Galanis & Co. which was...
Bahamas Tourism holds Cacique Awards in Golden Celebration - Jan 27, 2015 - 4:30:33 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The best in service,
arts and entertainment was showcased during the 16th Cacique Awards
ceremony held at the Meliá Nassau Resort on Saturday, January 24, 2015.
script read like a who’s who in Tourism as noted local and
international stakeholders were honoured for their outstanding
contribution to the country’s premier industry.
In his written
message, the Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcome said, “On this
occasion of the 16th Cacique Awards, we celebrate our commitment to
excellence and recognize those who have...
National Newspaper Publishers Association to hold meeting in The Bahamas - Jan 27, 2015 - 4:14:54 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The annual mid-winter meeting of the
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), whose membership includes the publishers and editors of all the Black-owned newspapers in the United States,
opens at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, Bahamas, this Wednesday, January
28 and will run through Saturday, January 31.
The President of the NNPA is Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., the
noted civil rights leader and a former President of the NAACP.
Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis is scheduled to
address the publishers and editors on Thursday at their gala dinner...
Harvard University Student Researchers Visit COB - Jan 27, 2015 - 3:39:14 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Several Harvard University students, who are conducting ethnographic
studies on Mayaguana in order to preserve the island’s cultural
heritage, spent some time with President of The College of The Bahamas
Dr. Rodney D. Smith on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015.
Dr. Smith is also an
alumnus of Harvard University. The students – in The Bahamas for a
three-week period – are conducting the research under the auspices of
Dr. Thomas Burke of Harvard University, who is also chief of the
Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Global Health and Human
Rights. The I-Group of Mayaguana is a partial sponsor...
Bahamas Customs Celebrates World Customs Day with Worship Service - Jan 27, 2015 - 3:31:28 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Hon. Michael Halkitis,
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, addressed the World
Customs Day Worship Service at Wesley Methodist Church, Chapel Street,
on Sunday, January 25.
Also pictured at this special service are the
Comptroller of Bahamas Customs Charles Turner, who brought Greetings,
and the Bahamas Customs Choir...
NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet - Jan 27, 2015 - 3:27:51 PM
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft
has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres.
The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on
Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft that soon will
become the first human-made probe to visit a dwarf planet.
know so little about our vast solar system, but thanks to economical
missions like Dawn, those mysteries are being solved," said Jim Green,
Planetary Science Division Director at NASA Headquarters in Washington...
Bahamas Ministry of Financial Services to Support Training Initiatives in Arbitration Sector - Jan 27, 2015 - 3:25:39 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government of the
Bahamas supports the initiative of becoming a regional Arbitration
centre. To that end, Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Hope
Strachan said that efforts have already been made to position the
country to participate in that industry. The Minister was speaking
during the 3rd Annual Arbitration and Investment Forum held at The
College of The Bahamas on Friday, January 23.
“The success of an
Arbitration centre will be determined primarily by the skill and
expertise of the arbitrators, and therefore our focus is not only on
leveraging arbitration for economic development, but also on capacity
building,” Minister Strachan said...
C.A. Christie names firm's youngest managing partner - Jan 27, 2015 - 3:13:56 PM
NASSAU, Bahama - Realtor Gavin G. Christie
CRS, CIPS has made history at C.A. Christie Real Estate & Co.
(C.A.C), after being named Managing Partner of the real estate firm. The
recent appointment makes Christie the firm's youngest partner.
is considered an elite player in the Bahamas Real Estate Industry. His
enthusiasm, depth of market knowledge, and work ethic, positioned him
early in his career to become a leading real estate agent and advisor in
the Bahamian market...
“Setting the Course for Equal Participation by Women in Bahamian Politics” - Jan 27, 2015 - 3:13:17 PM
The three-week program examined U.S.
experience in supporting women’s contributions to
the workplace and public life. Participants visited several U.S.
cities including Washington, D.C., New York City, Detroit, Sacramento
and San Francisco. During the trip...
Nassau, Bahamas - On
Friday, January 23, Bahamian attorney and former Senator Heather Hunt
paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss
her recent participation in the U.S. State Department
sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program focused on “Women in
the Political and Social Sectors” held in the United States from
October 20 – November 7, 2014.
Bahamas National Training Agency Starts Registration February 2 - Jan 27, 2015 - 2:52:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - If you are
16-26 years of age with little or no qualifications and no job, listen up!
Training Agency provides training in basic skills for persons aged 16 to 26,
and equips its students with the proficiencies to find employment.
agency will conduct registration
Monday, February 2 through Friday, February 6,
2015 from 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. at the National Training Agency on Gladstone
Bahamas PM statement at the Caribbean Energy Security Summit - Jan 27, 2015 - 2:49:01 PM
Washington D.C - Statement by
Prime Minister Of The Bahamas
and Chairman Of The Conference,
of Heads of Government Of Caricom
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
Caribbean Energy Security Summit
on January 26th, 2015:
I am delighted to be here in Washington,
DC, in my dual capacities as Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Chair of
CARICOM to discuss matters of primary importance to the Region with
Vice President Biden of the United States of America, his colleagues,
Heads of Government and Heads of Delegation of the CARICOM Region, the
President of the Atlantic Council and other Government and private
First Babies of 2015 Welcomed by Doctors Hospital and Lowe’s Wholesale - Jan 27, 2015 - 2:19:02 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Doctors Hospital’s
Maternity Department was thrilled to welcome the first baby of 2015
early in the evening of January 1st.
Each year the hospital teams up with Lowe’s Wholesale to recognize the first baby boy and first baby girl born in the New Year.
up was a baby boy – Isaiah Enoch Smith born to Kendra Sherman and Enoch
Smith. He arrived at 6:37pm on January 1, weighing 5lbs, 10oz...
RBPF Nassau: Illegal handgun found in Elizabeth Estates - 22 arrests made - Jan 27, 2015 - 1:02:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
8 arrested during operation: POLICE
are reporting the arrest of 8 persons for dangerous drugs, armed
robbery, house breaking and threats of harm during an operation
conducted in New Providence on Monday morning...
Recover illegal handgun: According
to reports, shortly after 6:00am on Monday 26th January 2015, officers
from the Flying Squad acting on intelligence went to St. Lucia Crescent,
Elizabeth Estates, where they uncovered a handgun...