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Sunwing Launches Calgary to Grand Bahama Direct Flights - Oct 31, 2014 - 12:43:39 AM
30, 2014) - Residents of Calgary can look forward to an easier way to
reach the Bahamas this coming winter with the introduction of a weekly
service to Freeport, Grand Bahama that launches November 1, 2014.
Departing initially on Saturdays then switching to become a weekly
service on Fridays from December 19, 2014, passengers can start off
their vacation in style by taking advantage of Sunwing Airlines'
award-winning Champagne Service that includes a welcome glass of
champagne, complimentary food and wine along with in-flight
entertainment offered at no charge. All packages also include a generous
20kg free baggage allowance.
Bahamas Minister of National Security on Anti-Crime Measures - Oct 30, 2014 - 5:45:29 PM
Nassau, New Providence
- The National Security Council of The Bahamas met this morning under
the chairmanship of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister to agree new
crime-fighting initiatives aimed at curbing the recent spike in certain
types of criminal activity in New Providence. In this regard, the
public can rest assured that there is no greater priority that the
Government has at this time than to broaden and intensify the war on
crime so that no one need have any fear of falling victim to crime while
in some public place, at their place of work, or within the sanctity of
their own home.
It would, of course, be foolhardy in the extreme
to disclose details of these new measures as to do so would be tipping
the hand of law enforcement to the very persons we are determined to
catch and put behind bars. We are confident, however, that these new
measures will achieve satisfying...
BIFF unveils 2014 official poster - Oct 30, 2014 - 5:40:21 PM
International Film Festival recently unveiled its 2014 promotional
poster designed by artist Ryan “Duser” Stubbs. The festival is set for
December 4th through 14th and will take place first in Nassau and then
in Harbour Island.
“Street Art or Graffiti Art is part of global culture, publicly
displaying expressions of humanity. Similarly, through films, BIFF
entertains, provides intrigue and titillates audiences from all walks of
life. Like street art, the films at the 2014 BIFF will stop you in your
tracks and touch your soul,” says Leslie Vanderpool, Founder &
Executive Director of Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF).
"Visual art has been a long standing passion for Stubbs..."
Fred Smith to Address Rotary on “Recipes for Corruption” - Oct 30, 2014 - 4:09:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Noted human rights, constitutional law, regulatory litigation and
environmental attorney Fred Smith, QC, will address the Rotary Club of
East Nassau Friday, October 31 at the Nassau Yacht Club.
an outspoken advocate for transparency in government and justice for
all, regardless of socio-economic status, is a legendary litigator whose
court appearances draw crowds of law students and garner media
attention. He is presently involved in cases involving oil pollution,
unregulated development, animal protection and tax-related matters.
At the meeting of the civic organisation, he will address “Recipes for Corruption.”
Illusion Bahamas calls Governor General of The Bahamas - Oct 30, 2014 - 4:01:06 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
- Members of Illusion Bahamas Organization paid a courtesy call on Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government
House on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Pictured from left: Mario
Demeritte, Toya Victor, Orlando Rolle, Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Clemente Edgecombe, and Valdespino Farrington...
Chef Tim Tibbitts of Flying Fish wins GB Chamber Developing Entrepreneur Award - Oct 30, 2014 - 3:38:07 PM
The Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce held their 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards
Ceremony, under the theme "Excellence in Hard Times" on October 25th
at the Regency Theatre in Freeport. Chef Tim Tibbits, owner of Flying
Fish Restaurant won the
Developing Entrepreneur Award.
He told The Freeport News that he and his wife owe everything
to their staff. He feels that because his chefs are able to read and
repeat his 'mind, style, flavours, everything' he is able to spend
time promoting his business and the island.
"Business is about planning for the future," Tibbits emphasizes...
COB Hosts Breast Cancer Survivors to Special Dinner at Choices - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:46:38 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - No one wants to hear that
they have breast cancer, and for those who do, having a supportive
network of family and friends plays a key role in how they respond to
treatment. Culinary students and faculty at The College of The Bahamas
Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute (CHMI) recently
demonstrated their support of cancer survivors by hosting some of them
to an evening of fine dining at Choices Restaurant.
The guests of honour were employees of The College and members of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group...
Sherman Stevens presents book to Bahamas Governor Genral - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:41:45 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, welcomed Sherman Stevens, Author
of How to Cope with Life's Struggles to Government House in a courtesy a
call where he presented her with a copy of his book.
Also present at
the courtesy call was his wife Geraldine Stevens (right) and Dr.
Jennifer D. Marshall Mackey, publicist...
Nassau: You are invited to a Victorian Tea Party & Fashion Show - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:39:37 PM
and Gloves! Flowers and Fashion!
Twinings! Art work! Lots of prizes
and surprises! And a most worthy cause!
Put them all together and you have a Victorian High Tea Party &
Fashion Show hosted by the Heart Ball Committee.
you wish to experience Victorian grandeur and luxury, sip on a cup of tea,
enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends, while seeing fashion on the
runway, then you want to attend this event.
the patronage of Dame Margueritte Pindling, on Sunday, November 23rd,
2014, The Heart Ball Committee will host a “Victorian High Tea Party &
Fashion Show”; hats and gloves are encouraged...
Mon Cheri Bridal Gowns for Bahamas 16 Islands Weddings Brides - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:32:40 PM
The three lucky brides
from Florida that recently won The Islands of The Bahamas, “16 Islands,
16 Weddings, One Priceless Day” contest, came together with
representative of The Ministry of Tourism Romance Department recently to
select their complimentary Mon Cheri bridal gowns, designed by David
Tutera and Sophia Tolli.
The brides, Cristina Gaston, of Miami,
Wanjira Banfield of Fort Lauderdale, and Patrice Prescott of Haileah
will get married on January 16, 2015 at 16:00 hours on the Bahamas
islands of Bimini, Abaco and Andros respectively. Along with thirteen
other brides who also won full dream weddings in the Bahamas and will
have their weddings simultaneously on Acklins...
Career Opportunities at Family Guardian Insurance: Accountant III - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:28:04 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 an
Bahamas Ambassador Magazine Released - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:20:52 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture launched
Bahamas Ambassador Magazine (BAAM) at the National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas, October 23.
Aimed at “bringing the people, the
culture and the beauty of The Bahamas to the world,” said the Hon. Dr. Daniel,
Johnson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture – the magazine is a creative production
of Bahamas Information Services (BIS) and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
, BAAM, and film entitled
Come See are ingredients of the festival mix that will comprise the
exciting ‘Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival...
Bahamas Ministry of Health Ebola Update - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:15:11 PM
Nassau, New Providence - It has been reported to the Ministry of Health
today that a traveler who was being transported to the Bahamas via a charter
aircraft from Tennessee, USA, displayed symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. As
per the National Ebola Preparedness Protocol, the aircraft was diverted to the
designated location. A health evaluation team was transported to the aircraft
and evaluated the patient. It was determined that the patient did not travel to
an ebola-affected area, nor had any contact with anyone who had traveled to an
ebola-affected area. There were no other passengers with any signs of illness
upon evaluation. As there was no determined threat to the public' s health, clearance
was provided for the aircraft to proceed to its destination...
Consul General Carroll attends CARICOM breakfast - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:03:51 PM
NEW YORK -- The Hon. Forrester Carroll, Bahamas Consul
General to New York, is pictured with Ms. Audrey Moore, Executive Assistant
District Attorney and Special Victims Chief, at the Manhattan District Attorney
Office CARICOM Breakfast, held recently at the Manhattan Family Justice Center,
80 Center Street, New York.
Turkish groups call on Bahamas Governor General - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:00:02 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling,Governor
General, welcomed Rev. R.E. Cooper, Jr., members of the Turkic American
Federation of Southeast U.S. (TAFS) and the Turkish American Chamber of
Commerce of the Southeast U.S. (TACC) in a courtesy call at Government
House, October 29, 2014.
Pictured from left: Dr. Melony Thompson; Veli
Aslan, chairman, TAFS; Rev. R.E. Cooper, Jr.; Dame Marguerite Pindling;
Cemil Teber, president and CEO, TAFS; and Omer Casurluk, Executive
11th Annual TCI Conch Festival set for November 29th - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:52:42 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands
–October 30, 2014 –Plans for the 11th Annual Turks & Caicos Conch
Festival, are well underway with a weekend-full of activities on the
tropical getaway of Providenciales, home to the World’s Best Beach. The
popular beachside event attracts tourists and locals alike to celebrate
the islands’ most famous delicacy, historical icon, and number one
export…CONCH. The main event will take place on Saturday afternoon
(November 29) in the charming Blue Hills area of Providenciales, outside
of Three Queen’s Bar & Restaurant...
Bahamas Financial Services Opened Trade Standardization Forum - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:46:26 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Building structure that supports
International and Domestic trade is the Bahamas Government’s strategy to teach
Bahamians how to feed themselves without dependency on foreign imports.
“It is indeed a privilege to welcome you to the first
National Forum promoting dialogue between our national quality infrastructure –
the Bahamas Bureau of Standards -- and our Agriculture sector,” said Financial
Services Minister the Hon. Ryan Pinder.
“In August of this year, we conducted a national
consultation to engage discussions of all stakeholder groups on a draft regional
Social Services call on Bahamas Governor General for Older Persons Month - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:29:35 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
The Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division, celebrating
Older Persons Month called upon Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, and presented her with a floral arrangement
at Government House on October 29, 2014.
Pictured from left:
Samuel Wilson; Mary Swaby; Mavis Darling-Hill, DSS Deputy Director; Dame
Marguerite Pindling; Janet Hutcheson, Chief Welfare Officer and
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, 2nd November - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:21:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public
that Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, 2nd November, 2014 at
2:00 a.m. At that time, The Bahamas reverts to Eastern Standard Time. All time
pieces are to be turned back one hour.
Subsequently, Eastern Standard Time continues to Sunday,
8th March, 2015.
Bahamas Tourism unveils four commemorative stamps in honour of its 50th anniversary - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:43:48 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (MOT) in
conjunction with the Bahamas Philatelic Bureau General Post Office unveiled
four commemorative stamps in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of
Tourism and in recognition of the importance of the tourism industry in The
Bahamas at a press conference in Pompey Square recently.
Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu,
announced that the four stamps, which also went on sale, will honour two hotels
in the Outer Islands and two giants in The Bahamas’ hotel industry.
They include the Peace N’ Plenty Resort
in Exuma, the Kings Inn...
Enjoy 2 4 1 Margarita Happy Hour at Sabor every Thursdays - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:32:53 PM
Enjoy 2 4 1 (two for one) Margarita's every Thursday at Sabor from 5pm to 7pm.
is the island’s freshest place to savor all the tastes of the tropical.
With its innovative fusion menu and Latin beat, Sabor is one of the
hottest restaurants in the Bahamas.
poolside in the garden of Pelican Bay Hotel diners have a marvelous
view over the yachts in the Port Lucaya marina, plus swaying palm trees
and exotic lounge music...
Chinese top political advisor meets Bahamas senate head - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:28:12 PM
BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese top political advisor Yu
Zhengsheng said here Friday that China is ready to further lift the level of cooperation with the Bahamas.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC),
said in a meeting with Bahamas President of Senate Sharon Wilson that China-Bahamas relations are at the best level in history.
Yu said since Chinese President Xi's historic visit to the
Caribbean last year, bilateral relations have made continuous progress...
RBPF Nassau: Man shot in Yellow Elder Gardens - Man arrested for stolen vehicle - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:23:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a shooting incident
that has left a man detained in hospital on Wednesday 29th October
2014.According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a man was walking on
Derby Drive, Yellow Elder Gardens, when a man armed with a handgun shot
him in the chest and fled on foot. The victim was transported to
hospital, where he is detained in serious condition.Investigations are
2 Arrested by Mobile Division Officers for Stolen Vehicle - According
to reports, around 10:30pm on Wednesday 29th October 2014, Mobile
Division Officers acting on intelligence arrested a 34 - year old man of
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Thursday, October 30th - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:14:46 PM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight,
Thursday 30th October 2014.
General situation: A ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the
weather across the islands while a weak surface trough is in the
vicinity of the Southeast Bahamas.
For all areas
Weather: Partly sunny and warm with the chance of an isolated shower or two.
Winds: North to northeast at 10 knots or less falling light and variable at times over open waters...
Sawyer's Fresh Market Save a Lot food stores October Month End Sale! - Oct 30th - Nov 3rd - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:00:28 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
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shockingly Low Prices!!
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All prices effective Thursday, October 30th to Monday, November 3rd, 2014, While supplies last!...
RBPF Bimini arrest male for possession of dangerous drugs - Oct 30, 2014 - 9:21:28 AM
Police in Bimini have in their custody a
20 year old male of Bailey Town, Bimini who was arrested for possession
of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. Reports are that on
Wednesday 29th October 2014 shortly after 3:00pm, Officers of the Alice
Town, Police Station while in the area of Queens Highway conducted a
search of a male and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. He
was then arrested and taken into custody...
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Uppercut Band November concert at the Dive In @ UNEXSO is Nov. 22nd - Oct 30, 2014 - 8:29:25 AM
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...
Bahamian Elected as Vice Chairperson of 69th Session of UN General Assembly - Oct 29, 2014 - 11:19:56 PM
NEW YORK -- Mrs.
Tishka Francis, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of The Bahamas
to the United Nations, has been elected to serve as Vice Chairperson of
the Second Committee of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations
The Second Committee is a subsidiary body of
the United Nations General Assembly that deals with Economic, Financial
and Environmental matters. The Committee has a normative function,
pronouncing on key and emerging international sustainable development
issues and providing the foundation for the Body’s operational
activities in related areas...