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Outstanding Students Foundation call on Bahamas Governor General - Nov 22, 2014 - 9:23:29 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Bahamas Outstanding Students' Foundation
headed by T. Ricardo Whylly paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Wednesday
November 19, 2014.
Pictured from left: Paige Smith, Renay Miller,
Oudreey Demeritte, T. Ricardo Whylly, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Otalia
Pinder-Whylly, Dr. Jennie Lloyd, Remona Taylor and Anaka Young. (BIS
Marathon Globetrotters To Take Part In Marathon Bahamas - Nov 22, 2014 - 3:22:57 PM
Running Club Will Hold Annual Meeting
At British Colonial Hilton
that travels the world to run in marathons is about to leave its footprint on
another country – The Bahamas.
will be holding its annual meeting and club reunion at the British Colonial
Hilton on January 17, 2015, a day before Marathon Bahamas takes place.
Globetrotters is a running club, which was founded in February by five runners
from the United States and one from Sweden.
Bahamas Government Launches its First Pre-Paid Assistance Card - Nov 22, 2014 - 3:16:56 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The
Government of The Bahamas celebrated the 50th anniversary of state-operated,
ministerial welfare services with the launch of its first-ever, state-operated
social services reloadable Pre-Paid Visa Card.
card will be used to provide state assistance to Bahamians qualifying for food assistance
under the Department of Social Services Food Assistance Programme. The launch
was held November 20 at Epworth Hall, Shirley Street.
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie attended the launch and
presented the first Pre-Paid card...
Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) donates to F.O.A.M - Nov 22, 2014 - 2:54:18 PM
Bahamas - Executives, Students and Mentors of the Youth Empowerment
Program (YEP) made a donation of non-perishable food items to Families
of All Murder Victims (F.O.A.M).
One of the pillars of YEP
Bahamas is Community Service and Community outreach. YEP Bahamas decide
to partner with F.O.A.M because of the critical work that their
organization does in the community with families of murdered victims as
well as their outreach and preventative programs with young people in
F.O.A.M is a non-profit organization founded in 2012...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Saturday, November 22nd - Nov 22, 2014 - 12:20:46 PM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Saturday 22nd November, 2014.
General situation: A cold front has become stationary across the Northwest Bahamas while a strong high pressure system will continue to
generate windy conditions across the archipelago.
Special warnings: Small craft should not venture far from port and
swimmers along the northern and eastern shores are being advised to
refrain from entering waters due to rough surf conditions and the strong
risk of rip currents...
RBPF Wanted: Shem Edward Solomon of Grand Bahama - Nov 22, 2014 - 7:17:22 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand
Bahama needs your help in locating
Shem Edward Solomon age 40 years of
#7 Epson Road, Freeport and Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama.
is described as standing at five feet six inches in height, short hair,
slim built, weighing 140 pounds and has medium brown complexion. The
subject is wanted for
escaping lawful custody. He is considered armed
and extremely dangerous and should be approached with caution...
RBPF Nassau: Quick response leads to arrest of a suspect within hours of an armed robbery - Nov 21, 2014 - 10:27:01 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - - The quick and immediate response, as well
as the dedication to the citizens of the Bahamas by police, led to the
apprehension of a 31 – year old man of Garden Hills within hours after
he committed an armed robbery on Friday 21st November 2014.
to reports shortly after 7:00am, a woman had just walked outside of her
residence located at Theodore Lane off John F. Kennedy Drive, when a
man armed with a handgun robbed her of cash and fled on foot...
PM Hails Former Parliamentarian as ‘A Good Man and a Great Bahamian’ - Nov 21, 2014 - 7:23:25 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Former Cabinet Minister and
Parliamentarian, Mr. Warren J. Levarity was laid to rest on Thursday, November
21. A state funeral was held at Christ Church Cathedral, where over three
hundred persons gathered to pay their last respects. In attendance at the funeral
were, Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, accompanied by the
majority of his cabinet, along with leader of the Opposition, Dr. Hubert Minnis
and several members of the Free National Movement.
While paying tribute to Mr. Levarity, Prime Minister Christie
called him, ‘one of the heroes of the Peaceful Revolution.’ He said that not
only was the deceased a ‘good man’ but he was also a ‘great Bahamian.’
Bahamian Music Legend “Piccolo Pete” is Cacique Lifetime Achievement Winner - Nov 21, 2014 - 4:24:16 PM
Members of the Blue Ribbon
Committee of the 16th Cacique Awards have announced that this year’s Clement T.
Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Nathaniel “Piccolo Pete”
Saunders of Bimini.
The announcement was made
during a recent press conference.
The 100-year-old Biminite has
been entertaining locals and visitors for over 80 years. He has performed for
the likes of Ernest Hemmingway, Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Nixon and even
Al Capone among others.
Mr. Saunders is the uncle of other famous residents of
4 gold medals for Vanderpool-Wallace at CAC Games in Mexico - Nov 21, 2014 - 4:08:48 PM
Mexico - The Central American and Caribbean Games women's 50m freestyle
event saw a familiar face finishing in its top spot as Bahamian Arianna
Vanderpool-Wallace earned another gold with a time of 25.24. This gold will
go along with her other 3 gold medals earned during this competition.
this week she won the 50m and 100m butterfly races, and the 100m
freestyle. Puerto Rico's Vanessa Garcia took silver in the 50m with
25.63, and Mexico's Liliana Ibanez (Mexico) took bronze at 26.04.
24-year-old Arianna trains with Coach David Marsh at SwimMACElite, and swims collegiately in the USA for Auburn University.
FNM Convention Results - Nov 21, 2014 - 4:00:04 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are results from the Free National Movement Convention held today, November 21st.
Dr. Hubert Minnis wins for Party Leader who wrote on his Facebook page at the start of the day, "
look forward to the support and peaceful collaboration of the delegates
at today's convention. IN UNITY THERE IS STRENGTH! Stay focused on the
goal! VICTORY 2017!!"
Peter Turnquest, MP, East Grand Bahama is
the party's Deputy Leader.
This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Nov 17 - 21 - Nov 21, 2014 - 3:57:55 PM
Mitchell Answers Smith and Amnesty International
to Attorney Fred Smith, president of a Grand Bahama based human rights
organization, characterized the country’s immigration policies as
“institutional terrorism” and charged that the constitutional rights of
some were being violated, Mitchell had this to say:
is again concerned by certain actors in the population that appear to
be intent on chasing headlines, seeking to create public hysteria and
resorting to misinformation in order to do so. Their language is
intemperate, inflammatory and the claims regarding the immigration
policy are inaccurate...
Acclaimed Bahamian filmmaker to run boutique hotel cinema - Nov 21, 2014 - 3:37:28 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Island House
(TIH) has announced the appointment of award winning Bahamian director Kareem
Mortimer to oversee the boutique hotel’s exciting cinema program.
Kareem said he has already begun selecting
innovative and thought-provoking films for the 48-seat movie theatre, which in
addition to mainstream offerings, aims to showcase the work of both established
and emerging Bahamian and Caribbean filmmakers.
“Every person has a favorite film that
has transformed the way the they see the world, which is testament to the fact
that the moving image is the most powerful art form of our time,” Kareem
OAS Secretary General Congratulates U.S. President on Immigration Measures - Nov 21, 2014 - 3:32:06 PM
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José
Miguel Insulza, welcomed the initiative announced November 20th by the
President of the United States, Barack Obama, that benefits nearly five
million undocumented people, and said “this is the fruit of the struggle
they have carried forward for years to achieve a migratory status that
distances them from illegality and brings them closer to a life of
dignity in this country.”
Secretary General Insulza highlighted “the courage of the U.S.
executive, who decided to move forward toward a fair goal that did not
deserve to be further postponed.” He added that, with this action,
“President Obama recognizes the contribution that these millions of
workers make every day to the greatness of the United States, and the
need to normalize their presence in the country.”
Bahamas production company help covers the Bill Cosby performance amid allegations - Nov 21, 2014 - 3:31:42 PM
Bahamas - Bahamian production company Settlers Cove was hired to shoot
news coverage as it related to the Bill Cosby performance this past
Thursday at Atlantis.
Local filmmaker, NL Aubrey Smith is
the field producer for CBS, ET!, The Insider and all ABC news shows. He
covered the Bill Cosby performance at Atlantis and shot the sound bite
for ABC Good Morning America. Today he was in front of the camera to report for The
Smith went to Toronto Film School in Canada and his company has become the local go-to
team for international shoots in The Bahamas...
Flying Fish hosts sold out 'Top Chefs of the Bahamas' Dinner - Nov 21, 2014 - 3:17:13 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island - Monday November 19th history was made in the Bahamian culinary world.
Flying Fish restaurant hosted the first of its kind; a 'Top Chefs of the
Bahamas' dinner. In a sold-out event, Chef Simeon Hall, Chef Erika Davis
and Chef Angel Betancourt flew in from Nassau and along host Chef Tim Tibbitts of Flying
Fish collaborated on a 13 course dinner showcasing a menu with a local
Chef Hall (Simeon Hall Restaurant Management Group) and Chef
Tibbitts created the savoury courses; and Chef Erika (Graycliff Chocolatier)
and Chef Angel (One & Only Ocean Club) created the sweet courses.
In house sommelier, Rebecca Tibbitts, paired wines for dinner courses...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival set to launch on Grand Bahama - Nov 21, 2014 - 2:44:57 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Island -- The
countdown to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is on and with the event now just six
months away, Grand Bahama is gearing up to roll out its costume line with an
official launch party on Friday, November 28.
The Right Honourable Prime Minister Perry G. Christie will travel to the
nation’s second city for 'The Grand Life' Costume Unveiling by The Grand Bahama
Cultural Carnival Company in the Count Basie Square of the Port Lucaya
Marketplace beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Junkanoo Carnival is a three-day event set for May 7-9, 2015 and is
expected to rival the 200-plus other carnivals around the world...
Bahamians Continue Leadership Stronghold in Duke of Edinburgh Programme - Nov 21, 2014 - 2:23:43 PM
A Bahamian was chosen to lead the Americas region for the fourth
time in the history of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
Programme. The Americas Region comprises of North and South America,
the Caribbean , United States and Canada, making it an honor that the
Bahamas continues to prove its youth leadership ability on an
Arvis Mortimer returned to The Bahamas this month from the
International Gold Event (IGE) in Seoul, Korea as the newly-elected "new
emerging representative" for the Americas Region. Javier Forbes also
represented the Bahamas GGYA at the IGE event, which put participants
through two weeks of leadership training and practical skills.
Bahamian filmmaker creates new festival in Florida - Nov 21, 2014 - 1:51:31 PM
Florida – Twenty-four year old self-taught Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod
Knowles recently announced the launch of the first annual
WideScreen Film and Music Video
Festival at the AMC Aventura 24
Theaters in Aventura, FL, set to take place from February 27 – March 3, 2015.
studied Information Technology with Liberal Studies at
Florida International University. It was there that his life took an
interesting curve into filmmaking. He completed his first film, "What
Lies Beyond...The Beginning" in 2012 and had a red carpet premiere in
Florida in 2013. Knowles may perhaps be the first
Bahamian to work in the horror / comedy genre of filmmaking.
When asked why he chose that particular genre he said...
Special re-broadcast of Lavard 'Manifest' Parks' last ArtOvation appearance (2012) - Nov 21, 2014 - 1:35:27 PM
ArtOvation with TaDa is a weekly one-hour radio show of
one-on-one interviews with the brightest personalities in arts,
entertainment and innovation!
Tune in to ArtOvation on
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Saturdays at 8am EST or online via
This week will be a special 2012 rebroadcast of the late
Lavard 'Manifest' Parks...
Bahamas Immigration Minister Responds to Comments of OAS Secretary General - Nov 21, 2014 - 1:21:49 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell during a press conference at the Ministry
for Grand Bahama on Friday responded to a report emanating from the press of
Jamaica that during a visit to Jamaica, the Secretary
General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza made
comments about the immigration policies of The Bahamas Government.The
report in indirect speech said that the Secretary General had referred to
"round ups" in The Bahamas of Haitians.
Minister Mitchell said no reports of
“round ups” of Haitians should have been made by the office of the Organization
of American States as the organization had been briefed on the Immigration
policies of the Bahamas Government...
Upstairs Restaurant @ Bell Channel launches "Rename the Restaurant Contest" - Nov 21, 2014 - 1:05:50 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - In celebration of their 25th
The Upstairs Restaurant and
Bar at Bell Channel Inn off Midshipman
Rd in Lucaya proudly announces their
Rename The Restaurant Contest. Applicants
are invited to submit names that highlight the breathtaking marina-front views,
succulent American and Bahamian dishes, and the thirst quenching original and
traditional cocktails served at the
Upstairs Restaurant and Bar off Midshipman
Rd in Lucaya.
The management and staff
invite you to visit the restaurant
and enjoy a meal and or cocktails to get ideas to help them rename the
restaurant. The winning entry will
$200 dollars cash and
dinner for two. The contest ends on December 10th,
2014 and the winner will be announced on ...
Bahamas Casting Call: Be an Ambassador for your Country - Nov 21, 2014 - 12:35:03 PM
Nassau, New Providence - Want to travel, have fun, and be an Ambassador for your country? Do you love modeling and acting? Do you have what it takes?
Find out at: Melia Nassau
Date: Saturday, November 29th, 2014
No Experience Required. Just bring your passion for The Bahamas!
Uppercut Band November concert at the Dive In @ UNEXSO is Nov. 22nd - Nov 21, 2014 - 12:29:25 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday,
NOVEMBER 22nd for another amazing LIVE Concert at the Marina under the
to the exponential growth of our monthly Concerts at the Marina Under
the Stars (we ran out of seating at our October concert), please be sure
to book in advance for our November 22nd show. There'll be lots more
new tunes and of course, amazing eats and drinks at the place where the
ambiance is second to none...
Award winning students renovate historic Cat Island kitchen - Nov 21, 2014 - 12:17:31 PM
CAT ISLAND, The Bahamas - Fulfilling a promise to Cat Island native, the late
Margaretta Rolle, students of the award winning Indaba Project are working hard
to restore Mrs Rolle’s historic detached limestone kitchen in the mystic island.
After securing a $6,000 grant from the International Development Bank (IDB),
the Indaba Project organized a multi-island project team to help preserve this
important part of Bahamian material history.
The Indaba Project (TIP) is a registered non-profit
organisation aiding in community development in the historic African townships
of Bain and Grants Town. Two of its main pillar projects are an After School
Programme and an island-hopping summer camp, known as the Island Stewards Camp
Rosetta Cartwright off to London to compete in Miss World - Nov 21, 2014 - 12:02:48 PM
Hello London! Hello
World! After traveling for some 24 hours from Puerto Rico, to the U.S.,
to England, the lovely Miss World Bahamas Rosetta Cartwright has touched
down in London where she will compete in one of the world’s largest and
most prestigious pageants – Miss World! Rosetta has been preparing for
months for this opportunity of a lifetime, and she vows to do her best
to put The Bahamas on the map before an audience of over a billion
pageant fans worldwide.
The Miss Bahamas Organization® wishes to
thank all who assisted in any way to get her there, whether it was by
giving the gift of time, money, clothing, shoes, or otherwise.
Specifically, we wish to thank:
RBPF Nassau: Man shot on Hospital Lane - 2 handguns seized, 1 man arrested - 13 arrested during Operation - 5 other arrests - Nov 21, 2014 - 11:52:28 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Shooting incident has left a man detained in hospital:
are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has
left a man detained in hospital occurred on Thursday 20th November 2014.
to reports, around 8:00pm, a man was walking on Hospital Lane, when two
men armed with a handgun shot him in the arm before fleeing on foot.
Seized 2 handguns, 1 Man arrested:
POLICE are reporting the seizure of two
illegal handguns and the arrest of one man in two separate incidents
that occurred on Thursday 20th November 2014...
Bahamas Gov't Announces New Gaming Legislation Commencement - Nov 21, 2014 - 11:44:47 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Statement by The Honourable Obediah H. Wilchcombe,
M.P., Minister of Tourism, on Commencement of New Gaming Legislation
made on November 19, 2014:
it gives me great pleasure as the Minister responsible for gaming, to announce
the imminent coming into operation of the Gaming Act, 2014, the Gaming
Regulations, 2014, the Gaming House Operator Regulations, 2014, the Financial
Transactions Reporting (Amendment) Act, 2014, the Financial Transactions
Reporting (Gaming) Regulations, 2014 and the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act,
Turning pages and heads at the 2nd annual Salt Cay Writers Retreat - Nov 21, 2014 - 10:44:19 AM
Salt Cay, Bahamas -
For visitors who travel near and far to our
sandy shores, it doesn’t get much better than a day at the beach with a
good novel. Recently, the second annual Salt Cay Writers Retreat took
things up a notch with a week of writing workshops, panel discussions,
structured writing exercises and one-on-one feedback sessions with
international and New York Times bestselling authors and their agents –
all on the shores of a crystalline lagoon.
The successes of the
2013 inaugural Salt Cay Writers Retreat made the decision to return to
Salt Cay – better known as Blue Lagoon Island – an easy one for retreat
administrators Karen Dionne and Christopher Graham. The organizers know
their stuff – and they ought to, given the fact that they coordinated
the notable Backspace Writers Conferences in New York City for nine