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Mitchell: Significance of counter-narcotics agreement “irrefutable” - Apr 27, 2015 - 9:15:33 PM
Signaling to the world
its unwavering commitment to bilateral cooperation in protecting their
borders from the threats of money laundering, human trafficking and the
smuggling of illicit drugs and firearms, The Bahamas and the United
States signed an agreement that is the 7th amendment to the letter on
counter-narcotics control and law enforcement. The signing ceremony was
held on Monday, 27th April 2015 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Reiterating the significance of this agreement was Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Fred Mitchell...
Bahamas Post Office Senior Managers Share In a Meeting of Minds - Apr 27, 2015 - 8:30:26 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Developing a strategic vision for the
future of the Postal Service, senior managers met to regroup and share ideas on
how to improve the customer service needs of the Bahamian Postal System.
“Managers are meeting today to rededicate and recommit
themselves to the core values of the Post Office because our postal service is
still an essential government service that keeps our chain of islands
connected, through the timely service and delivery of goods and information
provided by our commitment to the civil service,” said the Hon. Glenys Hanna
Martin, Minister of Transport & Aviation...
The Bahamas in the future: A look at the Church - Apr 27, 2015 - 7:53:10 PM
I for one can assure
you that no one can accurately predict the future, even though on many
times I have been right more often than not. Rest assured from my own
humble testimony that it's 95% of the time I'm right. So, far be it from
me to stand in the way of telling you or anyone the great seer that is
I, basking in my glorious rightness and prophetic wisdom, only to be
outshone by my radiant halo of knowledge and infinite enlightenment.
Surely of course I jest. However, ruminating over the factors that can
shape, and are in fact shaping our country, is what many people,
particularly in politics, both active participants and their operatives,
whether from the base community level or to the pulpit, try to convey
to us on a daily basis...
Cat Island to honour one of its native sons - Apr 27, 2015 - 6:22:55 PM
When the 2015 Cat Island Regatta is held later this year,
it will be a very special event for the King family as the Cat Island
Association has selected the family’s patriarch and one of that island’s boat
building and sailing legends, the late Herbert King. During a meeting with and courtesy
call on the Deputy Prime Minister and area MP, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis at
the Ministry of Works, the Deputy Prime Minister who also hails from Cat Island
reflected on the contributions of Herbert King and the significance of his work
in developing the Cat Island Regatta in addition to building up the cultural,
civic and economic life of Cat Island for more than one half century.
Consul Gen. Carroll attends exhibition on dangers of nuclear weapons testing - Apr 27, 2015 - 4:20:26 PM
NEW YORK - The Hon.
Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, attended an
exhibition on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Kazakhstan Mission to the
Entitled "ATOM PROJECT: Abolish Testing Our Mission,"
the exhibition was hosted by Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Permanent
Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations. It was organized by
armless Kazakh painter Karipbek Kuyukov, Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM
Project and Nuclear Tests survivor, and held in conjunction with "BIKE
AWAY THE ATOMIC BOMB" to commemorate the final part of the "Washington
DC - New York" bike ride event, devoted to raising...
Bahamas Governor General hosts Florida Memorial University awards ceremony - Apr 27, 2015 - 4:07:48 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Governor
General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted the Awards
Ceremony of the Bahamas Alumni Chapter of Florida Memorial University in
the Ballroom of Government House on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Marguerite is pictured seated centre, and President of Florida Memorial
University Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis is next to her. Second photo shows
Dame Marguerite and Dr. Artis greeting the Bahamas Alumni...
Bishop Eldon High School Wins Earth Day Challenge Competition - Apr 27, 2015 - 3:45:57 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - More than 50 high
school students entered this year’s Earth Day Challenge, some even
travelled from Grand Bahama in the North and Long Island in the South,
all in hopes of winning the coveted golden trophy – in the end, Bishop
Michael Eldon High School secured both the first and third prizes.
competition, now in its third year, is a product of ecologist &
attorney Romi Ferreira aiming to encourage high school students to
examine environmental issues while providing a platform for offering
solutions. This year, for the first time, the American Embassy joined
the team as well with members of their organization acting as judges...
Chris Brown ready to lead Team Bahamas at World Relays - Apr 27, 2015 - 2:36:49 PM
Although he just got his season opener this past weekend,
quarter-miler Chris 'Fireman' Brown showed that he's in tip top shape and ready
to lead Team Bahamas at the IAAF/BTC Bahamas World Relays this weekend at the
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
The Bahamian national record holder ran the world's fifth
fastest time so far this year when he got third in a stacked field in the men's
400 metre dash Beijing World Championship Preview Final on Friday at the Drake
Relays at the Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Brown, representing Adidas, clocked 44.76 seconds to trail
reigning Olympic Games and the 2011 World champion Kirani James from Grenada,
who stopped the clock in the one-lap race in 44.22...
Police in Eleuthera Investigating Traffic Fatality - Apr 27, 2015 - 12:56:54 PM
Eleuthera, Bahamas - Police in Eleuthera are investigating a traffic accident that has left a man in his mid 50s dead on Sunday 26th April 2015.
to reports, shortly after 8:00pm, the deceased was riding a bicycle on
Queens Highway, Governors Harbour, when he was truck by a Ford truck
being driven by a 24 – year old man. The victim was rushed to the
island’s local clinic in critical condition, where he was pronounced
dead. The driver of the truck is assisting police with their
Miss Teen Bahamas International Contestants Debuted - Apr 27, 2015 - 12:36:55 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The debut of the Miss Teen
Bahamas International Pageant was an evening of simple elegance. Thirteen young
ladies strutted their way across a fifteen foot red carpet. The ladies were
attired in the choice of all white cocktail gowns. The crowd stood and shouted
for their favorite contestant and each young lady came out with fierce
determination proving that they were worthy of the screams, dances and shouts.
The Debut was hosted at the
popular Courtyard, situated at J-line fitness on East Shirley Street. The sold
out event was left with standing room only as scores of were family members,
sponsors, corporate partners, coaches, friends and random guests filled the
venue to capacity...
Queen’s College academic prize named in honour of former principal, Rev Neville Stewart - Apr 27, 2015 - 12:30:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A group of Queen’s
College alumni have organised an academic prize for senior QC students
in memory of the school’s former principal, Rev Neville Stewart, who
died last August at the age of 86.
the Rev Neville Stewart Memorial Prize for Critical Thinking, cash
awards of $1,000, $750 and $500 willbe given to the students who submit
the best essays chosen from three set options. The deadline
for submissions is September and the awards will be given out
FIFA 11 for Health launches in the Caribbean - Apr 27, 2015 - 12:26:51 PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
- Seven pilot countries participated in a two-day FIFA 11 for Health
workshop for the Caribbean, which concluded today, Friday, April 24, in
Puerto Rico. The program, launched last year by CONCACAF President
Jeffrey Webb and Prof. Jiri Dvorak, FIFA's Chief Medical Officer,
promises to bring numerous benefits to the region by emphasizing the
importance of national health to all Member Associations.
initial seminar was hosted by FIFA and attended by representatives of
Member Associations, Governments and National Project Leaders including
FIFA Development Officer, Howard McIntosh who represented the FIFA
Development Staff. The Cayman Islands, Curacao...
RBPF Nassau: Armed robbery and shooting - Nightclub raid nets 5 drug possession arrests - High-powered assault rifle seized - 7 arrests - Apr 27, 2015 - 11:52:23 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Armed robbery and shooting: In the first incident shortly after 10:00pm
on Sunday 26th April 2015, a woman was driving her Nissan Primera
vehicle on Prince Charles Drive, when a man in a Cherokee jeep armed
with a handgun pulled up on the side of her and ordered her out her
vehicle. The suspect then abandon the jeep he was driving and sped off
in the woman’s vehicle...
Raid on Nightclub nets five arrested for Drug Possession: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2015, police are reporting the arrest of four men and a
woman for drug possession following a raid on a nightclub on Sunday 26th
Seize high-powered assault rifle: According to reports, shortly before 2:00am
on Monday 27th April 2015, officers from the Flying Squad acting on
intelligence went to house under construction located at Great Britain
Street, Flamingo Gardens, where they uncovered a high-powered assault
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Monday, April 27 - Apr 27, 2015 - 11:00:46 AM
Bahamas public weather forecast for today and tonight, Monday 27th April, 2015.
General situation: The surface ridge across the Central and Southeast
Bahamas will shift eastwards today ahead of a cold front entering the
Weather: Mostly sunny and hot with the chance of a few isolated showers
mainly across the extreme Northwest Bahamas today, humid and very warm
Caribbean youth priorities take centre stage at Ministerial meeting in Antigua and Barbuda - Apr 27, 2015 - 9:48:10 AM
and youth leaders from Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean will
address regional and global youth development challenges and
opportunities when they gather in Antigua for a three-day meeting this
Caribbean Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (CR-CYMM) is
convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat and hosted by the Government of
Antigua and Barbuda, in St John’s, between
28 and 30 April 2015.
Nassau police seize firearm, arrest 22 - 15 others arrested in 2 operations - Apr 27, 2015 - 9:30:20 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Firearm seized, 22 arrested:
POLICE are reporting the
seizure of one illegal firearm, the arrest of 12 Jamaican females and 10
other persons for various criminal offences such as murder and
dangerous drugs, during their crime suppression operation conducted by
the Flying Squad last night.
15 arrested in two separate operations:
POLICE are also reporting the arrest of 15
persons in separate operations conducted by officers from the
Southeastern and Southwestern Divisions on Friday 24th April 2015.
Nassau, Bahamas -
Cuban Ambassador calls on Bahamas Minister of Financial Services - Apr 27, 2015 - 4:29:56 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - His Excellency
Ernesto Soberon Guzman, Ambassador of Cuba to the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, the
Hon. Hope Strachan, at the Ministry’s offices on Friday, April 24,
URCA, Cable Bahamas and BTC to Host First 'International Girls in ICT Day’ - Apr 27, 2015 - 4:25:28 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Utilities
Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), Cable Bahamas and Bahamas
Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) and other sector licensees will
facilitate a one-day ‘Girls in Information and Communication Technology
(ICT) Day’ Forum and Mini-Fair on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the
British Colonial Hilton.
The purpose of the event is to equip
young girls with knowledge about the ICT sector and to inspire in them
the confidence that the sector can be for them, as well as to expose
them to a myriad of career opportunities, Corporate & Consumer
Relations Manager, URCA, Mavis Johnson-Collie explained during a press
conference to announce the event at the British Colonial Hilton, Friday,
Police seized drugs in Exuma in abandoned house - Apr 27, 2015 - 2:23:36 AM
Exuma, Bahamas - According to reports,
shortly before 4:00pm on Friday 24th April 2015, officers from the Drug
Enforcement Unit along with officers from the K-9 Unit, acting on
intelligence went to the rear of an abandoned house located at Bahama
Sound, Exuma, where they uncovered 10 pounds of marijuana. No one was
taken into custody for this find.
Investigations are ongoing...
The Bahamas statement on Nepal earthquake - Apr 27, 2015 - 1:21:55 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The government of the Bahamas expresses its sadness and
deep regrets to the government and people of Nepal at the loss of life and
destruction in the wake of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the city of
Kathmandu earlier today.
These sentiments will be communicated to the government
of Nepal via diplomatic note.
Delivery of fixed broadband wireless services halted by URCA - Apr 27, 2015 - 12:33:38 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - URCA has issued an interim order requiring Cable Bahamas Ltd (CBL) to
halt construction of towers that the company has stated it intends to
use to facilitate the provision of fixed wireless broadband services to
its customers. CBL
has taken immediate steps to comply with URCA's order and has stated
its commitment to comply fully with the regulator's investigation.
surprise at URCA's action, considering that earlier this year the
regulator contacted the company to ensure that the new infrastructure
being put in place was not being constructed for use in the delivery of
cellular services. CBL confirmed that the new
infrastructure was to support and facilitate the provision of
wireless-broadband services and would not breach the current cellular
exclusivity, given the consequences of such a breach.
TYA President, "College of The Bahamas' intention to raise tuition fees" - Apr 27, 2015 - 12:26:24 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by president of TYA, Miss Ronique Brown:
On the heels of the College of The Bahamas'
intention to raise tuition fees, we the members of the Torchbearers Youth
Association wish to express our discontent with this ill-timed increase. It is
our view that no such increase is needed at this time, especially when many
Bahamians are still feeling the pinch of a slowed and dampened Bahamian
economy. With an overall increase in the cost of living in the Bahamas, compounded
with the debilitating effects that have been brought about as a result of the
introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT), students are already struggling to meet
the costs of obtaining a quality education...
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Minnis, “Where is the Prime Minister in the Marathon Health Crisis” - Apr 26, 2015 - 6:08:25 PM
(Statement: Nassau, Bahamas) The PLP Government
has once again betrayed the trust and failed the people of the Marathon
Constituency, and the people of the Bahamas. Prime Minister Christie and his
Cabinet Ministers have botched the handling of one of the worst health crisis
in recent times. There has been a total lack of concern, lack of
responsibility, lack of information, and lack of coordination. Why did the
Government conceal the contents of the Rubis Report for over a year? Why has the Minister of Health been silent
and the Prime Minister absent during this health crisis? While Cabinet
Ministers duck and dodge, and play the blame game, the Prime Minister who
claims to be a champion for the environment outside the country has remained
silent when disaster hits his own people...
FNM The Free National Movement to Commemorate the 25th Death Anniversary of Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield - Apr 26, 2015 - 5:53:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Free National
Movement announces that it will hold a Wreath Laying Ceremony in
Commemoration of the 25th Death Anniversary of Sir Cecil
Wallace-Whitfield, Founding Father of the FNM.
event will be held at the grave site of Sir Cecil, at the Eastern
Cemetery at 12:00 noon, on Saturday, May 9, 2015. FNM Party Leader, the
Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and Lady Naomi Wallace-Whitfield, spouse of
Sir Cecil, will jointly lay a wreath to mark the occasion.
Quotable Caribbean: P.J. Patterson, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, Warren Solomon, and more... - Apr 26, 2015 - 1:52:00 PM
of people spending their time worrying about how the advent of tourist
arrivals in Cuba is going to affect the Caribbean, let's spend our time
in seeing how, out of that alliance, the entire region is going to
benefit by the creation of multiple destination and multicultural
- P.J. Patterson, Former Prime Minister of Jamaica (Jamaica Observer)
"As far as Cuba goes,
they're great neighbours and have a beautiful product with which to
compete. The product is mostly State-owned and in most cases
price-driven. We should be careful not to get caught in that trap while
improving our product to meet not only the additional competition that
Cuba provides, but competition from..."
GBPA’s Invest Grand Bahama Promotional Unit Taking Grand Bahama to the ‘Big Apple’ - Apr 26, 2015 - 12:48:14 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - New York City will be the next stop, for the Invest Grand Bahama
Promotional Unit of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), as
the team prepares to promote the benefits of doing business in Freeport,
at the 2015 International Franchise Expo (IFE) in June.
Unlike previous promotional efforts, Freeport Decorators, a licencee of
GBPA, will accompany the team on this business charged three-day
excursion. Eloise Stephens, owner of Freeport Decorators won the raffle
and walked away with an all-expense paid trip, compliments of GBPA,
during its recent Customer Service Training Workshop hosted by the
Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau (IGBSBB)...
U.S. Embassy Sponsors National High School Science Exhibit Competition to Celebrate Earth Day - Apr 26, 2015 - 12:40:56 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - In observance of the 45th
anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, the United States Embassy
partnered with Romauld Ferreria of Ferreira & Company to hold a
one-day national high school science exhibit
and competition under the theme, “It’s Our Turn to Lead” at the Paul
Farquharson Conference Room at the Royal Bahamas Police Headquarters.
The event attracted
ten exhibits from schools throughout The Bahamas and participation from
teams from St. John’s College, Aquinas College, C.R. Walker, Jordan
Prince William and Government High School on
New Providence, in addition to teams from Bishop Michael Eldon High
School on Grand Bahama and NGM Major High School on Long Island...