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Darville Tells ‘Fresh Start’ Participants “Failure is Not an Option” - Jan 29, 2015 - 5:02:52 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
- Some 60 participants in the Government's Fresh Start programme were
told on Thursday that "Failure is not an option" by Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville during the opening session at
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute.
told the participants of his personal story of having come from very
humble beginnings, but used the opportunities presented and was educated
"This 15 week-employment skills programme is geared toward..."
Watch the Super Bowl at Grand Lucayan - Sunday, Feb 1st - Jan 29, 2015 - 4:59:12 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Lucayan Bahamas
Big Game Sunday Sunday
February 1st, 2015 6pm
Join us to watch the Super Bowl on the screens at Iries, Havana Cay Bar or Hammerheads.
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots...
COB President Shares Vision of Institution’s National Development Leadership - Jan 29, 2015 - 4:56:50 PM
an address that sought to elicit the support of the public and private
sectors in driving the resiliency of the future University of The
College of The Bahamas President Dr. Rodney D. Smith has revealed how
the institution will bring leadership to the national development
planning process, strengthen its productivity in research, and solidify
even more partnerships to meet key objectives.
President Smith was one of several key speakers at the Bahamas Business Outlook held on Thursday, January 29th
at the Melia Cable Beach Resort and delivered a speech entitled “The Role of The University of The Bahamas in Our Society”.
Miss Bahamas Teenager off to Guatemala - Jan 29, 2015 - 4:26:42 PM
After many months of preparation, hard work,
fund raisers and training, Shanice Dawn Toussaint is finally on her way
to strut her stuff across the Miss Teen Universe Stage in Guatemala.
She will compete against thirty other contestants from around the globe
to represent our country on Friday, February 6th 2015.
has only competed in one international competition, which she won and
currently holds the titles of “Best Teen International Swimsuit Body”
competing at Miss T.E.E.N. in Huston Texas last summer. This native born
stands a very statuesque 5’9 and was...
NASA TV Coverage Reset for Launch of Newest Earth-Observing Mission - Jan 29, 2015 - 3:32:38 PM
NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, now is scheduled for
9:20 a.m. EST (
6:20 a.m. PST)
Friday, Jan. 30, with a three-minute launch window. The launch of the United Launch Alliance/Delta II rocket was scrubbed
due to a violation of upper-level wind constraints. Launch managers
have initiated a 24-hour recycle. The weather forecast for this launch
window shows a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions.
NASA Television coverage of the launch
Friday will begin at
Marvel™ Super Hero Week to be hosted at Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort - Jan 29, 2015 - 2:32:17 PM
Calling all Super Heroes! Memories Grand
Bahama Beach & Casino Resort is hosting a themed Super Hero Week
from April 10 – 24, 2015. With Iron Man and Spider-Man on-site to fight
off goons, fans will be treated to special activities including nightly
Marvel® movie showings under the stars, “Super Hero 101” workshops,
photo opportunities, costume parties, meet and greets, and more.
for family vacations, the all inclusive Memories Grand Bahama Beach
& Casino Resort has an on-site splash park, the Memories Fun Club
featuring famous characters Toopy & Binoo® and the Berenstain
Bears™, and a teen’s lounge with video games, ping pong, foosball, and
billiards. The resort is set on the white sands and calm turquoise
waters of Lucayan Beach, across from the vibrant shopping and
entertainment of the Lucayan Marketplace...
‘Exuma Unplugged’ rocks Regatta Park - Jan 29, 2015 - 1:36:31 PM
Little Nashville Music Festival draws hundreds of people, finishing with Junkanoo Rush through streets of George Town
The bands were jamming. The people were dancing. And a Junkanoo Rush marched through the streets. For two amazing nights, Exuma became the new Music City.
Unplugged, an unprecedented musical event held last weekend, had the
whole island rocking, featuring major talent from Canada, the Bahamas
and Nashville, Tennessee. Hundreds of tourists, locals and special VIPs
from the music industry packed Regatta Park for the two-night
Barack Obama's remarks at outgoing ceremony for US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel - Jan 29, 2015 - 1:29:29 PM
American President Barack Obama gave the following remarks on January 28th at the
outgoing ceremony for the retirement of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel:
So today is a celebration of a quintessentially American life -- a
man from the heartland who devoted his life to America. Just imagine, in
your mind’s eye, the defining moments of his life. The kid from
Nebraska who, as Marty said, volunteered to go to Vietnam. The soldier
outside Saigon, rushing to pull his own brother from a burning APC. The
deputy at the VA who stood up for his fellow Vietnam vets who were
exposed to Agent Orange...
Rum lover’s utopia: Festival RumBahamas - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:35:15 PM
“Rum is often associated with a storied life at sea from the time of
buccaneering and later, during America’s prohibition and is of vital
importance to the history of the Islands of The Bahamas” said Ms.
Charity Armbrister, Director of Events, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism...
NASSAU, Bahamas - From February 27 to March 1, 2015 seasoned rum
connoisseurs, cultured consumers, social sippers or those that are
simply rum lovers will have the opportunity to treat themselves at
Festival RumBahamas, a premier international rum extravaganza at
historical Fort Charlotte in Nassau.
New Providence Events Calendar - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:30:40 PM
Find out what is happening in New Providence.
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they live on, or even if they now live abroad...
CenPOS Signs Exclusive Agreement With Bank of The Bahamas - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:24:47 PM
technology solution gives Bank of The Bahamas a significant competitive
advantage in the Commonwealth...
Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 CenPOS announced today that it has signed a mutually exclusive
processing agreement and acquiring services with Bank of The Bahamas.
The agreement covers the entire Commonwealth of The Bahamas and whereby
Bank of The Bahamas will promote and rollout CenPOS’ suite of services
to the business community throughout the country. These services include
Mobile processing, Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment, integrated
payment solutions, shopping carts, Point-to-Point encryption,
tokenization, recurring billing, and Mobile Wallet.
Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Chef's Steak Night! Every Tuesday & Saturday - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:17:05 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Chef's Steak Night!
Every Tuesday & Saturday from 5pm - 10:30 pm.
Try our new
All Natural Wagyu Beef 10oz. New York Strip-$24.95
All Natural Black Angus Beef
12 oz. Rib Eye- $28.95
served with 2 sides and your choice of:
Bearnaise Sauce or
Enjoy your dinner in a non-smoking environment...
RBPF Nassau: High powered assault rifle seized, 10 arrested - Handgun found in Pinewood Gardens - 27 other arrests - Jan 29, 2015 - 11:24:01 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Anti-Crime Operation yielding more success, 1 firearm seized and 10 arrested: POLICE are reporting more success under
their anti-crime operation – aimed at arresting persons involved in
criminal activities and crime prevention...
DEU Recover illegal handgun: According to reports, around 2.30pm on
Wednesday 28th January 2015, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit
acting on intelligence went to an abandoned building located at
Jacaranda Street, Pinewood Gardens...
10 arrested during operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2015, Southeastern Division officers conducted an
operation in the division on Wednesday 28th January 2015 that targeted
persons wanted for various criminal offences...
OAS Calls for Greater Integration and Expanding Domestic Markets at Opening of CELAC Summit - Jan 29, 2015 - 11:08:52 AM
The Secretary General of the Organization of
American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, urged the countries of the
region to further integrate and to expand their domestic markets to
restore the economic growth of the past decade, in his speech today at
the opening ceremony of the summit of the Community of Latin American
and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Costa Rica.
Insulza said that the first challenge for Latin America and the
Caribbean today is to restore the growth levels seen in the early
twenty-first century, which allowed tens of millions of people to escape
from poverty. “Many of the commercial and financial factors that
allowed for the expansion of the last decade are no longer present in
the global economy,” he warned...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Thursday, January 29th - Jan 29, 2015 - 11:00:46 AM
orecast for the bahamas for today and tonight, Thursday 29th of January 2015.
Warnings: Boaters should exercise due caution due to moderate northerly
ocean swells and swimmers should remain alert due to risk of rip
currents along the northern shorelines.
General situation: A reinforcing cold front across the southeast
bahamas will exit the area tonight as high pressure north of the area
shifts across the islands in wake of the front...
Grand Bahama BNT Lecture Series Opens to a Packed House - Jan 29, 2015 - 10:04:16 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – The first public lecture
hosted by the Grand Bahama Regional Branch of the Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) series opened to a full house last week. Packed with BNT
members, local residents and students, Peter Barratt’s presentation on
Taino and Maya civilizations, was described as excellent by many.
meeting started with an amazing turnout. Not only were all chairs taken
but we had people standing to hear the lecture on Taino and Maya
parallel cultures,” said Shamie Rolle, Chairman of the Grand Bahama
Regional Branch of the BNT. “Peter Barratt, the night's speaker was
greeted as a beloved historian and member of our community by a standing
Doctors Hospital gives a lifetime of mammograms - Jan 29, 2015 - 9:52:33 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Every year, Doctors
Hospital offers women a chance to win a potentially life saving prize –
Mammograms for Life in the state-of-the-art, full-field digital
mammography center at Doctors Hospital.
More than 250 ladies
entered themselves or were entered by someone who loves them for a
chance to win. The most recent winner, who now has a free mammogram
every year for the rest of her life is Sharrie Moxey.
The retiree was traveling when she was selected as the winner, was very excited to receive this possibly life saving prize...
“Peace Begins With Me” weekend in Nassau, February 27th & 28th - Jan 29, 2015 - 8:32:35 AM
The Peace for Life
Promotions team along with their partners and sponsors plan to host our
second annual “Peace Begins With Me” weekend on February 27 and 28,
2015. The weekend will commence with a National day of Peace across the
country, where we invite the nation to observe a moment of silence and
pray for peace in our nation.
Over the two day period, we have
scheduled a Peace T-shirt Day, National Youth Peace Rally, Gospel
concert, Peace Motorcade, Artist for Peace Showcase and Junkanoo Peace
Rush Out. All of these events will be held at the Cultrual Heritage
Site, Arawak Cay...
Five Hundred Additional Clients Receive Government-Issued Pre-paid Cards - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:43:24 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
More than five hundred beneficiaries of the Department of Social
Services' Food Assistance Programme were presented with their Pre-paid
Cards Monday as part of the Government of The Bahamas' Social Safety Net
All other persons who have been certified
eligible for assistance will be added to the new payment system at the
end of February, 2015.
Minister of Social Services and Community
Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin said the Government of The
Bahamas, cognizant of the fact that the payment of Value Added Tax (VAT)...
Data Protection Commissioner Courtesy Call at the Parliamentary Registration Department - Jan 28, 2015 - 11:23:44 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Sherlyn Hall,
Parliamentary Commissioner, left, welcomed Data Protection Commissioner
Sharmie Farrington-Austin at the Parliamentary Registration Department
in a courtesy call on January 27.
The week of January 26-30, 2015 is
‘National Privacy Week,’ in The Bahamas, under theme, “Connected and
Protected.” ‘National Privacy Day’ is Wednesday, January 28, and is
geared to helping industry, academia, and advocates highlight consumer
privacy efforts, and to educating the general public on how to take
steps to protect online data...
Chile and Mexico are the First States to Consent to On-Site Visits in Fifth Round of OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism - Jan 28, 2015 - 11:11:06 PM
The governments of Chile and Mexico
confirmed to the General Secretariat of the Organization of American
States (OAS) their consent to receive on site visits as part of the
Fifth Round of the Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the
Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the OAS.
countries, the first to formally express their consent, notified the
MESICIC Technical Secretariat of their decisions in accordance with the
Methodology for Conducting On-site Visits. Both also consented to and
received on-site visits during the Fourth Round of Review...
BTC and One Bahamas Committee Plan Grand Bahama Unity Walk February 21 - Jan 28, 2015 - 10:48:49 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
– BTC has joined forces with the One Bahamas Committee, both in Grand
Bahama and New Providence, for a major ‘Unity Walk’ in late February.
the announcement Tuesday afternoon at BTC’s flagship store on Pioneers
Way, Freeport, was Terrance Gape, Chairman of the One Bahamas Committee
on Grand Bahama, and Talbot W. Collie, Vice-President of BTC, with
responsibility for the Northern Bahamas.
Mr. Gape told the
gathering that he was pleased to be joined by other members of the One
Bahamas Committee on Grand Bahama and BTC to announce a special event on
the calendar for the One Bahamas Celebrations this year...
Bahamas Customs Long Service Awards Ceremony Held - Jan 28, 2015 - 10:06:35 PM
Bahamas – Bahamas Customs Department held its Long Service Awards Ceremony on
Tuesday evening, January 27, at Government House, hosted by the Governor
General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Also pictured is
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, the Hon. Michael Halkitis ,
seated third left, and Comptroller of Bahamas Customs Charles Turner, seated fourth
right. Financial Secretary John Rolle is
seated at right.
Harold Road Landfill Fire Update: 80% of 17 acre burned area covered with fill - Jan 28, 2015 - 9:53:03 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas (Jan 28, 2015) Renew
Bahamas has now covered the entire perimeter of the burned area of
Harold Road Landfill with fill, which was producing a significant amount
of smoke from the recent fire incident.
crews have now moved into covering the valley between the new and old
landfills.In the short term, smoke may appear to increase as it is
forced into a smaller area. Once covered, however, the remaining pockets
of smoke should no longer be visible off-site and no longer a nuisance
to the surrounding communities and the public...
Humane Society of Grand Bahama in Danger of Closing Due to Lack of Support - Jan 28, 2015 - 9:22:15 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas -
The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) is one of the oldest non
profit organizations on this island, founded in 1968. As the human
population of Grand Bahama has grown, we have also grown, from a small
charity that helped a few animals in need, to the largest animal shelter
in the Bahamas. Last year we took in almost 1500 unwanted, abandoned,
abused or neglected animals from the Grand Bahama community.
have done our best to alleviate animal suffering, nuisance animals,
stray and roaming animals on this island and we are proud of what we
have accomplished. At just the time we should be working even harder to
achieve a lasting difference, we find ourselves in the untenable
situation of being unable to continue operating...
Rashad Saunders a.k.a. “Apollo” releases debut single, “Like Nicki Minaj" - Jan 28, 2015 - 8:13:04 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas - Abstract
Music Group Ltd. recording artist, Mr. Rashad Saunders a.k.a. “Apollo”
is proud to present his debut single entitled, “Like Nicki Minaj”, to
After an entire year of hard work, dedication and
strategic planning, AMG President & Managing Director Mr. Howard
Bowe says, “I feel as though the world is finally ready to embrace AMG
and now is the appointed time to begin releasing our music to the world.
“AMG is a promising record label with a driven roster of artists and
label executives that are a force to be reckoned with in this music
industry”, I am confident that this single which has been highly
anticipated will dominate music charts worldwide...”
China Harbour Engineering Company Announces Executive Change in The Bahamas - Jan 28, 2015 - 7:22:31 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — China Harbour Engineering
Company, the contractor for the North Abaco Port Project, has announced a
change in its executive management, set to continue strengthening good
business ties in The Bahamas.
Mr. Jeff Wang, who previously
served as manager for CHEC’s Grenada operations, will replace Mr. Felix
Chang as Principal of CHEC Bahamas. In this new role, Wang will manage
business operations for the construction of the North Abaco Port as well
as expand CHEC’s brand recognition globally as one of the world’s
leading port developers...
Bahamas Prime Minister Remarks at 3rd Summit of CELAC - Jan 28, 2015 - 7:01:45 PM
COSTA RICA - Remarks by the Rt. Hon. Perry
G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and
Chairman of Caricom at tje Opening Ceremony of the CELAC Summit om San Jose on 28th January 2015:
It is an honour to join you once again, as
part of the Quartet of the Community of Latin American And Caribbean
States (CELAC), representing the CARICOM sub-region. I thank you Mr.
President for your kind welcome and the excellent arrangements which you
have made for us. Indeed I am personally happy to be here today in
furtherance of our discussions on the 9th January in Beijing about
progress for the people of our countries...
Fred Smith, QC: Mitchell’s absence from immigration debate is lamentable - Jan 28, 2015 - 6:56:13 PM
maintain that the new policy, launched on November 1, 2014, involves
several fundamental violations of the Constitution of The Bahamas, and
is therefore unlawful. It is also my contention that harsh though it is,
the policy is nothing more than a superficial, attention-seeking
exercise designed to distract from the many failures of the PLP
I was disappointed
to learn that Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell
is currently out of the country and therefore will not be available to
take part in the upcoming COB debate on his controversial new
immigration enforcement policy (today at 6pm, Harry C. Moore Library). I
was looking forward to a lively and constructive discussion with the
minister on the legality of the policy and its consequences for human
rights in The Bahamas.