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This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Oct 20 - 24 - Oct 24, 2014 - 5:21:23 PM
on Wednesday announced Under Secretary in the Ministry of
Transport Peter Deveaux-Isaacs as Administrator and Retired Chief Medical
Officer Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis as the Chief Medical Coordinator of the
National Ebola Taskforce – an inter-departmental government body assembled to
lead the charge in protecting The Bahamas from the threat of Ebola.
have taken all reasonable steps to protect our country” said Prime Minister
Christie, referring to the work of the taskforce – a grouping he referred to as
“the right team.”
went on to say that “we (The Bahamas) have had experiences with communicable
Bahamas Heads of Mission Diplomats Welcomed at Official Reception - Oct 24, 2014 - 4:03:14 PM
The Bahamas – Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Fred
Mitchell greeted diplomats at the First Annual Bahamas Diplomatic Week Official
Welcome Reception at Luciano’s East Bay Street on Thursday, October 23, the eve
of United Nations Day. Attending the
reception were Bahamas Heads of Mission who are in Nassau for these events, and
resident representatives of many different countries.
Week has comprised a number of social and working sessions for the diplomatic
community that have been mapped out to foster the spirit of international
cooperation Minister Mitchell points out is the key to present and future world
Bahamian from Exuma Returns from Amsterdam Space Camp - Oct 24, 2014 - 2:31:09 PM
Exuma resident Michael Rolle recently
returned from a five day visit to Amsterdam as the national winner of
Heineken’s The Voyage: Legendary Travelers Wanted campaign. The champion
of the 11-week long competition walked away with the grand prize of 10
cases of Heineken, a $10,000 VISA gift card and an all-expense paid trip
to XCOR Space Expedition camp in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
was awesome, amazing. I saw all these things I’ve never seen before and
going into a space simulator, that was wow,” said Rolle. “Who really
thinks about visiting ‘space’?”
Rolle’s route to mock space
travel was paved by luck during a lively drawing of those Heineken
enthusiasts who collected Heineken bottle caps during the award-winning
beer’s under-the-cap promotion.
Bahamian Students Urged to Stand Up For Their Rights - Oct 24, 2014 - 2:20:21 PM
tells packed COB lecture hall that lack of government transparency threatens
access to justice in The Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas –
Local Local attorney Dawson Malone challenged College of The Bahamas (COB)
students to stand up for their rights and join the nationwide groundswell of
support for the swift passage of a Freedom of Information Act.
Malone, attorney for pioneer social and environmental
advocacy movement Save The Bays (STB), addressed a capacity crowd at COB’s
Harry C. Moore Library Wednesday during the first installment of the “Our Right
to Know” lecture series. Other presenters included retired Justice Jeanne
Thompson and assistant professor Lisa Benjamin.
Bahamas Tourism Launches Agressive Ad Campaign In Canada - Oct 24, 2014 - 2:07:45 PM
TORONTO, Canada - The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) hopes to further infiltrate the Canadian
market with the launch of an aggressive media campaign to promote The Islands
of The Bahamas brand and several direct flights into the archipelago.
The campaign comes just in time to support the introduction
of two new Sunwing Airlines direct flights into Grand Bahama from Calgary and
Vancouver beginning November 1, 2014, bringing the airline’s total number of
Canadian cities with direct flights to The Bahamas to eight...
Bahamas National Trust Interns Help With Annual Sea Turtle Tagging - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:36:44 PM
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas – Despite
extensive conservation efforts globally, sea turtles still remain on the
endangered list. Through its Sea-Turtle
Tagging Internship the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is contributing to the
conservation of sea turtles. Each year the BNT supports two or three Sea-Turtle
Tagging Expeditions which are designed to evaluate movement and distribution
patterns of sea turtles in The Bahamas.
expeditions have become amazing learning experiences for both interns and
turtle researchers. Interns, Alliea Hanna, Marquis Rolle and
researchers recently surveyed major sea turtle habitats around Eleuthera,
paying special attention to small loggerhead turtles...
Tribute to Bahamas Olympic Gold Winners, Sir Durward and Cecil Cooke - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:28:39 PM
Bahamas – It was 50 years ago...in Tokyo...when Sir Durward “Seawolf”
Knowles and the late Cecil Cooke won Olympic Gold -- representing a
first for The Bahamas. They won the Star Class Sailing in those Summer
The Bahamas Olympic Committee along with the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture paid tribute to the accomplishment of Sir
Durward and Cecil Cooke at a banquet at Atlantis on Thursday, October
23, and to their sparking a tradition of excellent performance of The
Bahamas at the Olympic Games...
Bahamas 15th Annual Public Service & Recognition of Retirees Week Awards Presentation - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:26:07 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, makes a presentation to Levada Taylor-Horton the longest serving retiree from the Ministry of Health, with 48years of service, during the 15th Annual Public Service & Recognition of Retirees Week Awards Presentation, October 23, at Government House.
"Bahamas – Cultural identity in jeopardy?" - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:23:09 PM
on hand for the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launch in Nassau
recently and present their video featuring interviews and the sights and
Featured in this video is Roscoe Dames, Bahamas Junkanoo
Committee; Franklyn Wilson; Barabbas; the Hon Prime Minister Hubert
of Youth, Sports and Culture Hon. Danny Johnson; Miss Universe Bahamas,
Tomii Culmer; Celeste Marshall, Miss Universe Bahamas 2012; and Percy
Bahamian model, Kendrick Kemp walks in World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto - Oct 24, 2014 - 1:17:16 PM
TORONTO, Canada - Bahamian model and entrepreneur, Kendrick Kemp just
put in another walk down the international runway, and this time he was
in Ontario for the World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto.
walked for Canadian designer, Christopher Bates who has become
well-known for his white collars with a lipstick kiss, and James Bond
inspired attire. Bates, who lives between Milan and Toronto creates
custom suits, tuxedos, coats and dress shirts for men and his label is
carried by Holt Renfrew and other boutiques in Canada.
Kemp is the founder of Fashion For A Cause (FFAC), an annual event in
his home city of Nassau, Bahamas. The next Fashion For A Cause will take
place on March 29th, 2015...
RBPF Nassau: 5 armed robberies overnight - Shooting at Zirconia Court - Firearm arrest - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:58:42 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police need the
public’s help in solving several armed robbery incidents.
In the first incident, according
to reports, sometime around 8:00am on Thursday 22 October 2014, two males
entered a petty shop situated at McCullough Corner brandishing a handgun, held
the proprietor at bay and demanded cash. The men relieved the proprietor of a
small amount of cash before making good their escape on foot.
In the second incident,
according to reports, sometime around 7:15pm on Thursday 22 October 2014, a
lone male entered a petty shop situated at Burial Ground Corner brandishing a
handgun and held the...
New non-stop service from Western Canada to Freeport - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:55:55 PM
Vancouver, BC - Tourism
officials are expecting a significant increase in the number of visitors to
Grand Bahama Island due to the introduction of new weekly direct flights into
Freeport from two Canada gateways.
Residents of Western Canada can look forward to a faster and
easier way to get to The Bahamas when Sunwing Airlines launches its new services
from Vancouver and Calgary on November 1, 2014.
It has been more than 30 years since Grand Bahama welcomed a
direct flight from Vancouver...
Bahamian filmmaker releases trailer for his next documentary, "Perfect Feet" - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:43:52 PM
The filmmaker that brought you "On the Wings of Men," Bahamian Calvin Dwight Harris presents the trailer for his next feature-length documentary film, "Perfect Feet."
"Perfect Feet" will take you on a dramatic journey to explore the
importance of one's feet and delves into the foot care and shoe
industries. Whether it's the right fitting shoe, foot fetishes, athletic
socks, what is sexy and what is not, this film covers it all...even
smelly and ugly feet!
This film also highlights diabetes, an issue
that is close to Harris' heart, as he is a Type 2 diabetic and
lost his oldest brother Dennis Harris to the disease in 2001.
Italian girls gone bad: Miu Miu Spring Summer 2015 - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:31:05 PM
As the sister label of
Prada, Miu Miu for the younger woman has always intrigued us with their
chic Italian fashions. For next season, designer Miuccia Prada has put
us on notice that trouble is coming, as she’s all bad.
Miu Miu brings us a single concept for spring
Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 shows held in October, Miu Miu
had a multitude of looks based on a bad girl theme made up from three
pieces, a midriff top, the high waisted pencil skirt and a housecoat.
Career Opportunity at Family Guardian Insurance: Coordinator I, Human Resources - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:22:42 PM
The FamGuard Group of Companies has great opportunities for employment!
career with the FamGuard Group of Companies comes with many exciting
opportunities to achieve success while working with a team of
professionals who are committed to providing exceptional customer
Family Guardian Insurance has the following position open in our Nassau branch for a
Coordinator I, Human Resources.
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Friday, October 24th - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:17:46 PM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Friday 24th October 2014.
General situation: The combination of a broad low pressure system in the
western Caribbean along with a cold front in the vicinity of the
Northwest Bahamas will continue to produce inclement weather across the
Northwest and Central Bahamas today.
Special warnings: Interests in the Northwest and Central Bahamas should
continue to take necessary pre-cautions due to the potential of flash
flooding in low lying and flood prone area during heavy rainfall events...
Bahamas Girl Guide Leaders Thanked at 100 Year Celebration - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:01:20 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas Girl Guides Association held a
grand rally on Saturday evening on Government House Grounds, celebrating
the achievements of the organization under the theme, ‘100 Years of
Influencing Lives,’ with Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling giving a “thank you” to the very dedicated leaders who made it
Addressing the very large gathering that
included past and present members and leaders of the Bahamas Girl Guides
Association and friends of the organization, the Governor General
complimented the movement – as a “proud full member of the World
Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts” -- for having positively
influenced thousands of girls in New Providence and the Family Islands...
Bahamian Actors Needed for Caribbean Family Cruise - Oct 24, 2014 - 11:59:38 AM
A Bahamian production company is looking for Families
(actors with or without experience) needed for a week on a cruise
around the Caribbean.
Casting will take place over 4 days in Nassau, New Providence during the
first two weeks of November, and filming will take place for a week in
This is a paid gig with wardrobe, hair, makeup and meals provided!
Please send your headshot and full length photos, stats and contacts
Check out the Flying Fish "Casual Sundays" Menu! - Oct 24, 2014 - 11:37:33 AM
The patio of
Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday
nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy
"Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy
the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with
Our bar menu will be available outside waterside
all evening and
happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm. Make the best of the
last day of the weekend by enjoying a casual atmosphere with great
entertainment. We hav
e burgers, dips, sushi, oysters, wings, and more!
Check out the
special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...
Fred Mitchell Remarks at the Official Opening of Diplomatic Week - Oct 24, 2014 - 11:06:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks by Fred Mitchell, MP,
Minister of Foreign Affairs:
The primary responsibility of the
Government of The Bahamas is to create and maintain a social, political
and economic order that would foster peace and prosperity for all its
In this regard, the dynamics of the new global
political and economic order, that has developed in recent times, has
obliged the Government, in general, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Immigration, in particular, to maintain a constant awareness of the
outside world, and to engage in an active diplomacy, conducted, for the
most part, in a wide variety of bilateral and multilateral fora...
Grand Bahama Junior Rugby Boys off to Key Biscayne - Oct 24, 2014 - 10:35:32 AM
Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - Over 30 local boys from Freeport, are off on their
first Rugby tour to Florida to play the local Rugby Rats. Two teams are
traveling from Freeport to South Florida for the weekend to represent
The Bahamas in USA sanctioned games in Key Biscayne. For the last two
years the Key Biscayne Rats Jr. team have traveled to Freeport to play
and now the GB Club is excited to travel to Florida.
“Thanks to many
local sponsors we were able to take this trip with so many of our
players,” said Nigel Kirkby Bahamas Rugby Chairman. “The boys have been
practicing every weekend and are really excited to be able to travel to
the US to play against their friends...
Nassau police search for escaped Jamaican national from Carmichael Road Police Station - Oct 24, 2014 - 10:00:57 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police need the public’s help in finding
a Jamaican national who escaped lawful custody from the Carmichael Road Police
According to reports, sometime
around 7:20am on Thursday 22 October 2014, officers attempted to place Lance
McDonald age 53yrs of Carmichael Road and Westmorland Jamaica into the cell.
McDonald resisted the officers and was able to make good his escape after a
short struggle in the station. He was arrested for illegally entering the
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Dr Josephine Ojiambo as Deputy Secretary-General (Political) at the Commonwealth Secretariat - Oct 24, 2014 - 9:40:33 AM
Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today announced the appointment of Dr
Josephine Ojiambo as Deputy Secretary-General (Political) at the
Commonwealth Secretariat, overseeing the political, human rights, rule
of law, and communications work of the Secretariat.
comes to the Commonwealth Secretariat from the United Nations Population
Fund where she has been serving as Chief of the Executive Board and
External Relations Branch with responsibility for intergovernmental
relations, and also for building strategic relations with UN agencies,
civil society and the private sector. She was formerly Ambassador and
Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations.
Minister Mitchell on Bahamas Immigration Regulatory Changes - Oct 24, 2014 - 9:31:55 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Delivered at Fox Hill PLP Branch Meeting
on 22nd October 2014 at Doris Johnson High School:
I wish to give a brief statement in response to the
feedback on the administrative measures announced by me in the House of
Assembly on Immigration.
I said that there would be certain changes expected on
following a period of feedback. Nothing that has come back by way of
feedback on the policies indicates that there is a need to change that
administrative starting date. The date will therefore stand as the
commencement date of the policy.
Bahamas Establishes Task Force to Focus On Ebola Awareness - Oct 24, 2014 - 5:31:08 AM
Bahamas - The Government has assembled a task force to ensure that the Bahamas
is prepared in the event of Ebola cases entering the country. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie made the announcement during a press conference held at the Office of
the Prime Minister on Wednesday, October 22.
task force, which includes a cross-section of professionals and experts from
various agencies of government and the private sector, has been organized in
order that we ensure that in the face of this calamitous disease – Ebola –
reaching our country, we would be poised to provide maximum protection and
assistance to our people and visitors alike,” said Prime Minister Christie...
Bahamas: Ship from Africa Ebola threat dismissed - Oct 24, 2014 - 5:19:28 AM
It has been reported to the Ministry of Health that a vessel docked
at Freeport, grand Bahama had traveled from Africa to the Bahamas. Notification
to Health Authorities was made prior to anyone being allowed to leave the
vessel. The vessel was evaluated by the surveillance team on the island and in
the investigation it was discovered that the crew had been out to sea for more
than 21 days, the established incubation period for Ebola Virus Disease.
Additionally, after medical evaluation on board the ship, no persons were found
to be ill, or to have any symptoms related to Ebola Virus Disease. It was then declared that there was no
established risk to the population's health related to Ebola Virus Disease or
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New Bahamas Research Gives Insight Into Teen Aggression In Relationships - Oct 24, 2014 - 2:49:28 AM
Girls are more likely
than boys to be aggressive in their intimate relationships with the
opposite sex, according to new research published in the International
Journal of Bahamian Studies (IJBS) Volume 20(1), The College of The
Bahamas’ online research journal.
The groundbreaking study gives
insight into how teenagers view their roles in relationships with
significant others and is based on the results of a survey more than
1,000 10th and 12th grade students in eight schools in New Providence
completed. The College of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Crisis Centre
collaborated on the research.