Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be
water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon
erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes.
increases the possibility that missions to Europa may be able to sample
Europa’s ocean without having to drill through miles of ice.
ocean is considered to be one of the most promising places that could
potentially harbor life in the solar system,” said Geoff Yoder, acting
associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in
Nassau, Bahamas - Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity
established for African American Men, was founded at Cornell University
in Ithaca, New York December 4, 1906 by seven college men who recognized
the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants on
campus. The visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the fraternity,
are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones,
George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and
Vertner Woodson Tandy. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the
fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's
principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting
New York -- Statement by The Hon. Frederick A. Mitchell, MP
of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas at
the Seventy-first Regular Session of the United Nations General
Assembly 26th September, 2016:
UNGA Theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world."
year this time, general elections will have been held in The Bahamas.
This means that this is the last time that I will address this assembly
in this term. For me it has been a special privilege, one that I have
cherished since I first stepped onto this platform in 2002...
Nassau, Bahamas - REV announced that it will serve as a primary sponsor
for the 2016 Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival, continuing its
tradition of supporting the event since its inception.
theatre festival runs from Monday September 26 to Saturday, October 8
with two productions hitting the main stage and three taking the Black
Box stage at The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.
its eighth year, Shakespeare in Paradise has become a calendar event for
fans of live theatre who enjoy William Shakespeare's works and the best
in Caribbean, African, American and world theatre...
CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – The Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of Environment
and Housing travelled to Saint Lucia to co-chair the historic first
Caribbean Challenge Initiative Council Meeting. The CCI first Council
Meeting was held on Friday, September 23. The CCI is comprised of
Caribbean Governments determined to safeguard their marine and coastal
resources. Minister Dorsett also represented The Bahamas at the 4th
Annual Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Fund Meeting on the island which
ran from on September 19 – 22.
The CCI was established eight years ago but Friday marked its groundbreaking Council Meeting...
Nassau, Bahamas - Callenders & Co. Counsel & Attorneys announced
today six new associates have joined the firm with offices in the heart
of Nassau, western New Providence and Freeport.
country’s oldest legal practice, was founded in 1903 and celebrated
continuous service to local and international clients for more than 100
years over a decade ago. During all that time and for the next decade
and more, there was a member of the Callender family at the helm. Sadly,
Mr. Colin Callender passed away in December, for the first time leaving
Callenders without a member of the founding family in either Freeport
Geneva/New York (IFRC/ICRC) – On the occasion of this year's
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement renews its call on
States to begin negotiations on a treaty to prohibit the use of and
completely eliminate nuclear weapons, in accordance with their existing
This call comes during the annual session of the
United Nations General Assembly in New York, which may decide to convene
a conference in 2017 to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons,
leading to their total elimination. In doing so, they would be acting
on the recommendation made in August by a United Nations Working Group
on nuclear disarmament with the wide-spread support of States...
Nassau, Bahamas - September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and as a
leading partner in the community and employer concerned about the
health and well-being of its staff, RBC Royal Bank hosted an informative
session on Cancer with the educational team from The Bahamas Cancer
Society. In a one-hour session that covered everything from what cancer
is, to treatment and preventative measures, RBC employees learned
lessons that will hopefully reduce the number of cancer seen in The
Khalila Ambrister, H.R. Generalist thought the session
was “really good and very informative.” In fact, according to Ambrister
“I wish the session had been longer given the valuable information that
It’s about to get a few degrees hotter this week. The Miami HEAT arrives
in New Providence later today for the start of their week long training
camp, during which time the championship team will also hold a
basketball clinic for 150 school children from across The Bahamas.
Alonzo Mourning clinic will take place on September 29 at 12 p.m. at
the Atlantis Ballroom, which has been transformed into basketball court
for the week.
The Miami HEAT previously held a training camp at the
Atlantis ahead of its 2013/2014 season as part of its ongoing multi-year
partnership with the Ministry of Tourism.
The Ministry is
bringing in the top basketball students from various Islands of The
Bahamas to benefit from the once in a lifetime opportunity.
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said the opportunity for young players to work with such elite athletes is priceless.
Three years after it was launched as the training ground to help prepare
junior high students in Grand Bahama to become ambassadors for the
environment, the popular Youth Environment Ambassadors program opened
for registration this week but with noticeable differences.
will be fewer participants but they will enjoy broader experiences,”
explained YEA Administrator Rashema Ingraham. “In the past, we have
accommodated 40 deserving students per 12-week series. While that was
great, the high number made travel to other islands to experience what
is special about their environment unrealistic so this year we aim to
limit the number to 20 students but work toward opportunities for those
participants to travel to explore and study the land and marine
environment in at least two of the Family Islands...”
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, cuts the ribbon to officially open the Day Care Centre and Homework Study facility of the Straw Market, Downtown, during Thursday’s Straw Vendors and Wood Carvers Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony.
Officials, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis (right) and Chairman of the Straw Market Authority Kevin Simmons, look on...
Reports are that on Sunday 25th September 2016, shortly after 4:00pm, Law Enforcement Officials inclusive
off; Officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Defense Force, Bahamas Customs Department and U.S
counterparts, acting on information, conducted a search of a fuel tanker that was anchored off the coast of
Pinder’s Point, where they discovered a large quantity of suspected cocaine that has a street value of over
Two male Colombian nationals are in police custody and are expected to be formally charged in connection
with this matter. Investigation is continuing...
Nassau police are pleased to announce that Detectives from the
Central Detective Unit have charged an Adult Male, with the murder of a
man and the attempted murder of a woman that occurred at a nightclub at
Prince George Wharf on Sunday 4th September 2016...
male Correction officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections will
appear in court at 11:00am on Monday 26th September 2016, to be
formally charged with possession of dangerous drugs...
Police are investigating the circumstance surrounding the death of a man who allegedly committed suicide
on Sunday 25th September 2016.
According to reports, shortly after 8:00am, police received a report of a man found dead at a residence
located at Canaan Lane off Shirley Street. When police arrived at the scene police they met the lifeless body
of a man hanging from a rope attached to tree near his home. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death...
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2016, Police in the Andros District took three
adult males into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Sunday 25th September
According to reports, shortly before 12:00noon, a team of officers from the Andros District acting on
intelligence executed a search warrant at the home of the three males located at Red Bays, Andros, where
they found just over seven (7) pounds of marijuana. The three suspects were subsequently taken into
custody and are expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.
Nassau, Bahamas - With jack hammers and back hoes in the distance,
hundreds piled into a former ballroom at Sandals Royal Bahamian last
week to begin orientation, preparing for new jobs as the iconic hotel is
being prepped for a grand re-opening following a multi-million-dollar
“We are on target for a mid-October soft opening,” said Jeremy Jones,
Director Corporate Services, SRI, which operates 14 Sandals resorts in
the Caribbean including three in The Bahamas. “When you are doing
extensive repairs in an historic property like the Royal Bahamian you
learn to expect the unexpected...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The funeral service of Mrs. Juliette Barnwell was
held on Saturday morning, September 24, 2016, at Christ Church
Cathedral. Mrs. Barnwell was a well-loved and deeply respected
Pictured paying their respects, among the many who
attended, are: Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling (front row), Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
(second row, right), Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis (second
right), and Minister of National Security the Hon. Bernard Nottage and
Mrs. Nottage. Seated behind is Former Governor General Sir Orville
Freeport, Bahamas - Residents of the Grand Bahama
Children’s Home along with hundreds of local primary school students on
the island recently received a generous back-to-school giveaway from AML
Foods Ltd. The parent company of Solomon’s Lucaya, Solomon’s Queen’s
Highway and Costright Freeport presented more than 1000 composition
books to the home administrator and the principals at Walter Parker
Primary and Bartlett Hill Primary schools.
Managers at the three retail outlets spearheaded the giveback initiative
as a way to touch the lives of their customers and directly impact the
greater community. Each manager identified an organization in need of
the supplies and reached out directly to the group to arrange for
delivery just in time for the fall semester...
Balinese Guru Made Sumantra Introduces The Healer Project, Bringing
Healing from Island to Island as Part of the Mandara Spa Brand’s 20th
One of the world’s most sought-after healers, Guru Made Sumantra, will
visit Paradise Island in October for nearly three days of personal
sessions as part of award-winning Mandara Spa's 20th anniversary and in
celebration of 15 years as a Bahamian entity...
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on the reports coming out of Princess Margaret
Hospital that the operating rooms have been without air conditioning for
“As a Doctor and the former Minister of Health, I am
appalled by the alarming reports coming from Princess Margaret Hospital
that there has not been air conditioning in the operating rooms for two
weeks. It is unacceptable that patients are being turned away from their
scheduled procedures and told to go to Doctor’s Hospital. Princess
Margaret Hospital serves those most in need, some who cannot afford
I would be remiss if I did not remind the Bahamian people of the FNM’s wanton abuse of the nolle prosequi while in office.
loser Dr. Duane Sands was in the media recently talking about integrity
in public life, but where was Dr. Sands when his uncle in his role as
the Attorney General issued a nolle prosequi in the premeditated,
cold-blooded and calculated murder of a young black male at the hands of
a member of the Mosko family. The assailant fled into exile in Greece
to escape justice only to return to The Bahamas to have a FNM government
assist him in escaping justice with the issue of a nolli prosequi...
For those that attended the 2011 concert
by Canadian blues and folk rock artist, Adam Karch in Grand Bahama, you
already know this is not a performance to be missed! Karch will return
to perform for one night only, at Rooster's Bar & Grill in Freeport
on Saturday, October 8th, 2016.
Rooster's is located off of Fishing Hole Road upstairs on the Bahamas Industrial Technologies' east-facing balcony.
"I'm really looking forward to sharing my new songs and bringing the blues back to The Bahamas," said Karch...
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS RE-ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER
WARNING FOR ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE, ABACO, BERRY ISLANDS, ELEUTHERA, CAT
ISLAND AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS FROM 3:35PM TO 7:00PM, SUNDAY, 25TH
A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ANDROS,
NEW PROVIDENCE, ABACO, BERRY ISLANDS, ELEUTHERA, CAT ISLAND AND THEIR
Cat Island, Bahamas - According to reports, around 1:00pm on Thursday
22nd September 2016, Police Officers in Cat Island acting on information
went to a beach on that island, where they uncovered just over 2 pounds
The drugs was later handed over to Drug Enforcement Unit
Officers in New Providence for further investigations...
Washington, D.C., (PAHO/WHO)—The Ministers of Health of the
Americas will meet next week at the headquarters of the Pan American
Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to agree on
policies and actions aimed at tackling the main health challenges facing
the Region of the Americas, and to set the priorities for PAHO’s
technical cooperation with its member countries.
During the 55th
Directing Council, held Sept. 26-30, health authorities of the Americas
will discuss and seek agreement on strategies and plans of action to
prevent arboviral diseases such as Zika, chikungunya, and dengue, and to
eliminate malaria and neglected infectious diseases...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas will be one of many global countries
taking a stand against ageism when it joins forces with other United
Nations Member States to commemorate International Day of Older Persons
and Older Persons Month in October.
Ageism manifests itself in both individual and institutional behaviours
such as overlooking older persons for employment, stereotyping them, and
generally excluding older persons from decision-making in their
Ageism also affects older persons by diminishing self-worth in some
cases while increasing the risk of depression, and has its roots in
attitudes that view older persons as in decline, dependent, a burden and
Eleuthera , Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2016, officers from Eleuthera District took an American
man into custody after they found a quantity of dangerous drugs in his
possession on Friday 23rd September 2016.
Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm, Police Officers stationed in
Spanish Wells, acting on information conducted a search of a home at
Russell Island, Spanish Wells...