Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis accepted a
donation from the Royal Bank of Canada towards the redevelopment of the
historic Southern Recreation Grounds – one of the projects under the
Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative.
initial sum of $10,000 collected by RBC employees, who wanted to
contribute to a local outreach community programme, was handed over to
The Over-the-Hill Community Development Foundation...
Personal Health and Regenerative Medicine is widely recognized as the
new paradigm for health with the expectation that this new paradigm will
produce much needed new cures for alleviating human suffering. Each
year, for the past fourteen years, the Regenerative Medicine Foundation
has selected top innovators, leaders, and global bridge-builders
creating connections and solutions to improve human health and wellness
through stem cell and regenerative medicine. This year, on January 23rd
at the World Stem Cell Summit at the Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida, the
2019 International Advocacy Award will go to Dr. Desirée Cox, MD, PhD.,
the First Bahamian Rhodes Scholar.
Dr. Cox is a graduate of Queens College, McGill, Oxford and Cambridge
Universities, and has been recognized in the ‘Queens College Hall of
Fame’. Dr. Cox is also the Founder of The HEALinc (www.thehealinc), and
the Inaugural HEALinc Future Health Innovation Summit held in October
2018, at the Melia Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas...
During a ceremony aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the
Seas, while docked in the Nassau harbour, two recent graduates of the
Lowell Jason Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy received full-tuition
scholarships to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) through a pledge
by Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and the American Caribbean
“We have a real commitment to people
at Royal Caribbean,” said Greg Purdy, Senior Vice President, Marine
Operations, Royal Caribbean International. ”With our relationship and
partnership with the wider Caribbean and specifically with The Bahamas...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the Bahamian Public
that The United States Federal Government shutdown, now in its 27th day,
has not affected relations between our countries.
is assured by U.S. Government Officials that Bahamian citizens are still
able to access consular services such as the acquisition of visas and
that critical areas of mutual interest, inclusive of maritime border
security arrangements between the two countries...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis told stakeholders in the
business and financial services sector that 2019 will see a more
accountable and productive government and tangible relief for the poor.
was addressing the 28th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook 2019 on
Thursday, January 17, at Baha Mar Convention Centre under the theme,
‘Transforming The Bahamas’.
“This powerful theme echoes the
government’s agenda of transforming our Commonwealth into a more
productive, competitive and prosperous participant in the regional and
Leadership students and faculty of Drake University, Iowa, enjoyed
an event-filled day in The Bahamas on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 which
began with a Courtesy Call on Governor General, Her Excellency, the Most
Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, a Courtesy Call on
the Deputy Director General of Tourism, Ellison 'Tommy' Thompson at the
British Colonial Hilton, and, finally, a Ministry of Tourism
People-to-People experience at the home of Stephen and Terri Bellot, off
Gladstone Road. Photos capture highlights of the People-to-People
gathering that evening at the home of the Bellots...
I am humbled at the opportunity to speak to mothers, fathers, women and
girls, victims of rape, abuse and violence, and anyone else who may have
been offended by a video recording of me that is in circulation.
apologize for what seemed to be insensitive as I responded to media
personnel. I was merely trying to avoid what appeared to be encroaching
on another Minister’s portfolio.
I am fully aware of the duties
and core functions of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban
Development which includes, but is not limited to, food assistance,
shelter for all victims...
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) will officially welcome the
2019 Executive Board at their Annual Installation Ceremony on Friday,
January 18th, at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport. Minister of
Finance, Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and former President of The Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce will be the guest speaker and will help induct the
The twelve new Board members were elected during the
Chamber’s annual elections in November 2018...
Now into its fourth week, word has been spreading through the
entertainment community that the Nassau Night Market (NNM) is a dynamic
platform for upcoming artists to perform and gain exposure. This week,
the NNM stage is being taken over by The Art1st and Geovanni Robinson.
Marshall, who goes by the stage name “The Art1st,” is a 24-year-old
native of Nassau, Bahamas. She is a rapper-singer and has been
performing as a solo music artist for about 2 years...
An apprenticeship program designed to help aspiring young chefs achieve
their goals was recently launched by twins Rico and Ricah Neely.
Although they are just fresh out of high school themselves, they know
that there are limited opportunities available for students, and they
wanted to create more in a field for which they are passionate about.
is already an award-winning chef studying in New York City, and Ricah
is at the University of the Bahamas pursuing a marketing degree, while
already practicing in the field. Together, they came up with the Queen
Esther foundation, named after their departed grandmother, well-known
Elisabeth Estates community leader Esther Neely-Brown...
Golfer Zecheng 'Marty' Dou of Beijing, China, won the Web.com 'Bahamas
Great Exuma Classic' at Sandals Emerald Bay - Emerald Reef Course,
January 13-16, 2019. He is photographed accepting his trophy,
Wednesday, from Ministry of Tourism Sports Development Manager Eldece
Clarke. Web.com's golf tour moves on to Abaco -- the 'Bahamas Great
Abaco Classic', and will take place at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay,
January 20-23, 2019.
The European Tour has announced Callaway, the leading golf brand, as an Official Partner for the next five years.
this wide-reaching agreement across the family of Callaway owned
brands, Callaway becomes the official driver, golf ball, shoe and golf
bag brand of the Europe Tour; Odyssey and OGIO become the official
putter and luggage brands respectively; and Callaway Apparel, plus the
‘new to Europe’ Travis Mathew brand, will be the official on-course
apparel of the European Tour...
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in
partnership with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion
agencies (CAIPA), has set its sights once again on increasing its share
of the growing US$140 billion outsourcing industry, with the hosting of
the biennial Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (OCC2019) in Curaçao
during the period 6-10th May 2019. The event is expected to attract
over 300 business process outsourcing (BPO) industry leaders from the
Caribbean, Mexico, Colombia, the USA, the Netherlands and Canada, which
are the target markets for the event this year...
Members of Parliament, along with senior government officials, gathered
at Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church for a religious service to
celebrate the New Year. The ceremonies were held on Wednesday, January
16, 2019 under the theme, ‘Moving from Good to Great.’
the House of Assembly, the Hon. D. Halson Moultrie, read a passage from
the Old Testament. Vice-President of the Senate, the Hon. Mildred
Hall-Watson, read a passage from the New Testament.
Delton Fernander, President of the Bahamas Christian Council, delivered
the Sermon, which focused on the life of Nehemiah...
The Junior Junkanoo Parade for 2019 promises to be the most exciting ever.
schools from New Providence, along with Tarpum Bay Primary and the
South Andros District representing the Family Islands, have enrolled in
the parade to be held on Bay Street, Thursday, January 31st, 2019
beginning at 6 pm.
Acting Permanent Secretary, Rhoda Jackson,
announced plans for the national cultural event at a press briefing,
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the conference room of the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC). The theme for the 2019 parade is
“Education is Key”...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Dolly Madison Home Center and GE
Appliances teamed together December 19th, 2018 during the Island’s
biggest sale of the year, The Early Bird Christmas Sale to giveaway GE
appliances to five lucky shoppers. The winners were; Jackie Russell
(Fridge), Leona Coakley (Microwave), Jewel Pratt (Electric Range),
Sannado Bartlett (Freezer) and Derek Nesbitt (Microwave). Vouchers were
presented on January 7, 2019. GE and Dolly Madison send hearty congrats
to the winners.
I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family of the late
Eleazor “Barber J” Johnson on his untimely passing. Both the sailing
community and the wider society are no doubt saddened by the unfortunate
Eleazor Johnson can be credited as one of the persons who
brought a lot of flair and energy to the sport of sloop sailing. He was
among the first boat owners to utilize the media to promote not only
his boat, the ‘Lady Natalie’ in particular, but also the various
regattas in which he participated. He was famous for laying down
challenges to fellow owners and sailors. This led to the formation of
the St. Valentine’s Day “Catch Me if You Can” Regatta held annually at