Known for his unique, unorthodox approach to fashion, combined with a
vision to bring inclusiveness and disruption to style, it should come as
no surprise that the electrifying 2018 Telfar Fashion Show at New York
Fashion Week presented an unconventional evening of music and art.
is the brainchild of celebrity Fashion Designer, Telfar Clemens who for
over ten years have set the trend of making unisex fashion mainstream
through his eponymous line of pieces for both all genders; and who
champions the cause of diversity and gender fluidity accoutering...
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is indeed proud to announce
the The National Sports Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will celebrate
achievement in sports for the year 2017 and will be held at Government
House on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., hosted by Governor
General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG.
seem as if 2017 was the year that the world came to The Bahamas in
droves to compete for gold. The year 2017 yielded the National High
School Track Championship, Carifta Judo, Carifta Water Polo, and
Carifta Swimming Championships...
On February 15, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Denver Herren presented the Royal
Bahamas Police Force Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ferguson, and his
team with over $245,000 worth of new ballistic vests, gear, uniforms,
and equipment for several RBPF units to protect them in the line of
At the handover ceremony, the Chargé d’ Affaires highlighted the Embassy’s close partnership with The Bahamas...
The Government of Japan through the Japan Special Fund Poverty
Reduction Programme (JPO) has given the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) a
US$500,000 non-reimbursable grant for a community-based conch management
project in the Family Islands.
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest thanked the JPO, as well as
the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which was instrumental in
helping The Bahamas receive the grant...
The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes announced in
the Senate today that the Ministry of Labour and the Department of
Labour will launch their first ever ‘Labour on The Blocks Job Fair’ for
Freeport, Grand Bahama on that island on this Saturday, 17 February,
2018 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Susan J. Wallace Park (formerly known
as Columbus Park) on Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue.
Foulkes announced that some 21 local companies on Grand Bahama will be
in attendance and he invited all job seekers on Grand Bahama to attend
the Job Fair...
PwC Bahamas has partnered with the Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants (BICA) to sponsor the 36th annual Institute of Chartered
Accountants of the Caribbean Conference (ICAC)
Under this year’s
theme “Regional and Global Opportunities: Preparing for Success”,
Prince Rahming, Territory Leader, PwC Bahamas, said “PwC has been a part
of this prestigious, regional body of accountants for the past 30 years
and we are very proud to once again partner with our associates to
sponsor ICAC, which will mark the fourth hosting of the event in the
Remarks at PLP Rally, Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader February 15, 2018:
It’s incredible to be here tonight to see so many PLPs who will stand up for what is right!
hope that today, in the aftermath of what went down in the House of
Assembly yesterday, Bahamians of political persuasions can see that
democracy and due process are under assault in this country.
The four members of the opposition went to Parliament in attempt to do
something extremely straightforward – have the speaker of the House of
Assembly removed for his complete lack of impartiality and flagrant
abuse of the rules of the House...
The Ministry of Health, in keeping with its mandate to ensure that the
highest quality of services for health promotion, health protection and
health care are accessible to all residents of The Bahamas, announces
launch of The National HIV/AIDS Programme’s “HIV Continued Medical
Education for Physicians.”
Ministry of Health Surveillance
reports indicate that there are 8,667 people living with HIV in The
Bahamas; as such the Ministry encourages physicians to continue their
education and training in this area. One of the objectives of the
training, as explained by the National HIV/AIDS Programme Director, Dr.
Nikkiah Forbes is to reinforce the Ministry’s “Treat All” Policy...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest
said Eugenia Cartwright has transitioned from her position as the first
female Treasurer in the Public Treasury Department to become the Deputy
Financial Secretary for Operations at the Ministry of Finance.
is a very significant role in the way forward for the Ministry of
Finance, because for too long the Ministry has been allowed to kind of
drift,” the DPM said during an Appreciation Luncheon for Ms. Cartwright
at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Wednesday, February 14,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield attended a
ceremony commemorating the opening of the Chinese New Year (Spring
Festival). The event was held at the British Colonial Hilton on
Thursday, 8th February. The Ambassador of the People's Republic of
China to The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo and his wife Madame
Zheng Chuncao hosted the event. Also in attendance were: the Governor
General, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Judiciary, Senior Public
Service officials and Members of the Chinese community in the Bahamas...
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said that
the “Culture and Youth in the Park” event his Ministry held, on
February 10, 2018, was a part of community outreach and a way to
encourage and recognize the youth and culturally-minded persons
throughout The Bahamas.
“Essentially, we believe that it is
important to interact with our young people in positive ways," Minister
Pintard said at the event, which was held on the George “Busta” Brown
Park, in the Bain and Grants Town community.
The Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)
announces the appointment of Mr. Graham Whitmarsh who assumes the
position of Interim Managing Director effective 19th February 2018. Mr.
Whitmarsh will report to the NHIA Board of Directors and lead the
expanded and accelerate implementation of NHI in the Bahamas. The Board
expects a permanent Bahamian Managing Director will be appointed to lead
NHI within 2 to 3 years...
The New Providence Women’s Basketball Association (NPWBA) is the only
remaining female league, formed out of the New Providence Basketball
Association in 2003 when Mynez Cargill-Sherman spearheaded a breakaway
when she found the women leagues lacked support and took a backseat to
those of the men.
“Right now women’s basketball is still
struggling,” said Ms. Cargill-Sherman, outgoing President of NPWBA.
“However, with sponsorship from Consolidated Water Corporation (CWCO)
we’ve developed a promising junior program which will eventually feed
into the women’s league.”...
Scotiabank is spreading love to children with cardiovascular disease by
sponsoring the Heart Ball. Ninety-seven percent of every dollar raised
at the event directly impacts young persons with congenital heart
“The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation
does remarkable work in our community that sometimes goes unnoticed,”
said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager of Marketing and Public Relations
at Scotiabank, Caribbean North District. “This year marks the golden
anniversary of the Golden Heart Award, by Lady Sassoon...
Ambassador-Designate of the Czech Republic to the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, His Excellency Vladimir Eisenbruk, on an Official Visit, paid a
courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 14, 2018.
Permanent Secretary (Actg.) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rhoda M.
Jackson is pictured greeting Mr. Eisenbruk.
The Commander Defence Force,
Commodore Tellis Bethel, encouraged members of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force to 'hold the line' in his first Commander Defence Force's
Divisions held on Friday 9th Febr uary, 2018.
Divisions provided Commodore Bethel the opportunity to inform his
Officers and Marines of his intent for the year, and to address
challenges and concerns of the Force with solutions to overcome them.
This military tradition also allowed Commodore Bethel to thank his
troops for their service and accomplishments during the past year...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon.
Hubert Minnis (centre right) and members of the Cabinet toured 'New
World One Bay Street - The Pointe' development today, downtown, Bay
Street. Executive Vice-President/CCA South America, Mr. Daniel Liu
(centre) led the tour and updated members of the government on The
Pointe's construction progress.
Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Captain
Stephen Russell led a technical team to three islands to inspect
recently-built homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Joaquin in 2015.
team comprised personnel from the structural, plumbing and electrical
areas of the Ministry of Works, and a technical officer from the
National Recovery and Reconstruction Unit (NRRU)...
On Friday, 9th February, 2018, Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming, Pastor of
Rehoboth Ministries, and Rev. Dr. Genius Wells, President and Senior
Pastor of Chapel on the Hill, and Chaplain of the House of Assembly,
paid a courtesy call on H.E. Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to
the United States of America and Permanent Representative of The
Bahamas to the Organization of American States (OAS), at the Embassy of
The Bahamas, in Washington, D.C...
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