Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl
Bethel announced that the Government and the people of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas are pleased this year to host 52 Attorneys General and
Law Ministers from various countries, during this year's Commonwealth
Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM), October 16-19, 2017 at Baha Mar.
He made the announcement at a press conference at the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs on Thursday.
In attendance at conference will be the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC...
For anyone who has ever stepped on a scale and wished they hadn’t, the
prospect of going under a gentle knife and coming out thinner seems
almost too good to be true. And for many, it has made a difference in
their lives they say they only dreamed about.
surgery – the clinical name for weight loss surgery – involves other
lifestyle changes and while it is likely to have long-term benefits for
those who are willing to make such changes, it is not a panacea for all...
On Saturday October 14th, the National Beach Soccer Stadium will come
alive again for the return of the Presidente Music Vibes Concert
Series. The Caribbean’s number one beer brand, Presidente, will
showcase some of the best and brightest from the local and international
music scene and once again join forces with its Bahamian distributor
the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co. Ltd.
successful launch of The Bahamas leg of the Presidente Music Vibes Tour,
which featured International Reggae sensation Konshens, the company is
upping the ante with a musical lineup that is sure to please both Reggae
and Hip-Hop enthusiasts alike.
Making his first ever appearance at a concert venue in The Bahamas,
international hip-hop and rap sensation Kent Jones will headline
Saturday’s concert. The Atlanta native is best known for his debut
single “Don’t Mind”...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces Diplomatic Week 2017 -
'Innovative Approaches to A Changing World'. This is the 4th Annual
such event and will be marked with attendance by the entire Diplomatic
Corps of The Bahamas, both resident and non-resident.
Diplomatic week begins with a Church Service at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday 15th October...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment
of Mr. Sidney S. Collie as Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United
States of America and as Permanent Representative to the Organization of
American States. Mr. Ellison E. Greenslade, Former Commissioner of
Police, has been appointed as High Commissioner of The Bahamas to the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and as Permanent
Representative to the International Maritime Organization.
as Consuls General are Mr. Theo J.P. Neilly to head the Consulate
General in Washington, DC, Ms Astra Armbrister-Rolle to head the
Consulate General in Atlanta, GA, Ms Linda Treco-Mackey to head the
Consulate General in Miami, FL...
The Immigration Policy followed by successive governments has failed to
produce the desired results. The domestic economy has not flourished as a
result of strict control of the labor force. Undocumented migrants,
primarily from northern Haiti, continue to arrive on Bahamian shores in
Meanwhile, “Immigration enforcement” has
devolved into little more than a vehicle for systemic corruption and
exploitation; a political tool for the incitement of hatred,
anti-foreign sentiment and nationalistic fervor.
of this ill-conceived approach include the loss of hundreds of millions
of dollars in annual revenue, the establishment of an entrenched
culture of official corruption, the creation of a sub-class...
Known for its spices and nutmeg production, Grenada offers great
opportunities for agribusiness entrepreneurs willing to take risks and
embark on a new business. Stephanie Ryan is one of them. In 2015, she
and her partner Jim Jardine launched Summer Ltd, a company that produces
healthy beverages from tropical fruits available on the island, such as
mango, passion fruit, and coconut.
After a couple of years spent
consolidating her business, Ryan is ready to expand across the
Caribbean. LINK-Caribbean — a program that facilitates access to finance
for promising Caribbean entrepreneurs...
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held a National Youth Awards
Nominee Medal Presentation Ceremony at Government House, October 11,
2017 during which the Ministry honoured 156 outstanding persons of the
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite, as
patron, made the presentations, and Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard gave words of encouragement and
inspiration to the young people, nominated for excellence in various
categories of society achievement and service...
IDRR 2017 Message by the Right Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit Prime Minister of Dominica:
“Home Safe Home” is the slogan for this year’s International Day for
Disaster Reduction (IDDR), and it resonates strongly with the Caribbean
people who have just experienced hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Safe Home” is also a strong reminder that in 2017 millions of people
around the world have been displaced by drought, floods, storms,
wildfires and earthquakes. These events often deprive people of the
ability to earn a living as well...
Bahamas Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld
Ferreira, recently attended the European Union's Fourth "Our Oceans"
Conference, held October 5 and 6 in Valletta, Malta. Hundreds of marine
resource representatives from member countries met to improve and
strengthen ocean resource security and policies.
at the international event were His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of
Wales, and His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco, both of whom
spoke on the importance of marine life protection. Minister Ferreira
spoke on The Bahamas’ contribution to protection of ocean ecologies...
Scotiabank is partnering with The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) as a returning sponsor of their annual Wine & Art Festival.
“Scotiabank is pleased to sponsor Wine and Art for a fifth consecutive year,” said Greg Stuart
Head, Corporate and Commercial Banking, Scotiabank. “We encourage the
community to support BNT in its efforts to guard and protect our natural
resources by attending this noble fundraising event.”...
Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre)
welcomed Executives of the National Junkanoo Committee in a Courtesy
Call at Government House on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Pictured from
left: Ellery Deveaux, Junkanoo Co-ordinator, Ministry of Youth Sports
& Culture; Kishlane O'Brien, Co-Chair, National Junkanoo Committee;
H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Nicole Sutherland-King, Legal
Representative, National Junkanoo Committee; and Vernon Rolle, Parade
Management & Task Force, National Junkanoo Committee.
University of The Bahamas part-time professor Christopher Saunders
presented ground-breaking research on Snapchat usage and Bahamians at
The 7th Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop at Howard
University in Washington DC October 5, 2017.
The study entitled
“Happy Snapping: Does happiness, narcissism, religiosity, and life
position predict Snapchat Intensity among Bahamian users” produced
interesting results about the social media platform and Bahamian users.
The study focused on happiness but found that narcissism was the highest
predictor of the platform’s intensity among users.
The more Leila O’Brien reads, the more she writes, blossoming and
flourishing like the beautiful flower she is, inside and out. With loose
leaf paper on her desk and pen in hand, the third grader’s vivid and
creative imagination bursts forth colourfully, naturally and quickly.
an avid reader, at the tender age of 7 her creative writing teacher at
the time Ms. Carly Burrows at Genesis Academy discovered she had a way
with words. Even more, she discovered Leila had an innate ability to
clearly and articulately create new, exciting worlds full of adventure
we all wish we could escape to...
Earlier this year, the IDB Group’s Caribbean Department invested in
training for its employees to participate in a ‘Simplexity Workshop’,
facilitated by Basadur Applied Creativity, with the objective of
introducing the team to creative problem solving. The session resonated
with the IDB’s team in The Bahamas. It forced participants to think of
innovative ways to apply this creative process in executing the IDB’s
mission as a development partner. The workshop evaluated problems from
the lens of “how might we” do something differently, analyzing potential
Mr. N. Vandyke Pratt, Chairman of the Bahamas Primary School Student of
the Year Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Derek W
Smith Jr. to the Foundation’s Board of Directors with effect from
September 30th, 2017.
On September 25th, 2017, Director Derek
was elected the 12th President of the Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic
Council and was appointed to represent the Council on the Board...
The President, Officers and Members of the Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic
Council, the local Council of the nine historically black fraternities
and sororities, would like to announce the selection of two individuals
who will be inducted into the Bahamas Greek Hall of Fame for 2017. The
primary purpose of the Bahamas Greek Hall of Fame is to recognize
Bahamian Fraternity or Sorority members for outstanding contributions
made to the development of Greek Life in The Bahamas...
Sustainable Energy, a consortium that includes Alternative Power Supply,
said today they welcome the opportunity to work with the Bahamas
government to find the best solutions for the energy crisis that will
include renewables in the mix. The statement followed a report in a
daily newspaper quoting a company that had the same initials as
Alternative Power Supply and was quoted as saying “government must get
out of the way” if renewables are the way forward.
supply and distribution are very complex matters. There is no single or
simple solution and it is essential to work cooperatively and in
partnership with stakeholders,” said Philip Holdom, co-founder of
Sustainable Energy Bahamas and president and founder of Alternative
ALIV is the main sponsor for the 2018 Spring/Summer Remilda
Rose Collection which will be unveiled on Sunday, October 15th at
SuperClubs Breezes. In a press conference held today (October 11), ALIV
Events, Sponsorship and Community Manager, Bianca Bethel-Sawyer noted
that ALIV was proud to sponsor the event as proceeds will benefit the
Cancer Society of The Bahamas. Remilda Rose Owner/Founder Gillian
Curry-Williams has had her own family affected by cancer as her father
passed from cancer only a year ago. Mrs. Curry-Williams decided at that
time, as a designer, she wanted to do something to raise public
awareness as well as making a monetary donation...
PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis took his ‘Road to Convention’ to a special
conclave hosted by the New Providence Women’s Branch of the PLP on
Saturday, October 7th at Sir Lynden Pindling House.
spending most of the day traveling with Mr. Davis, the first female
Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia ‘Mother’ Pratt was also in attendance at
the conclave. Mother Pratt shared a tearful story of the love,
friendship, and kindheartedness of Party Leader Davis, who, she related,
had come to her rescue in her most difficult time...
Bahamas - Ending the evening with a full house of party supporters in
the community of South Eleuthera PLP, Leader Philip Brave Davis ended
the evening with the song ‘Let’s Stay Together’.
The Leader on
his ‘Road to Convention’ swing across the country delivered another
powerful message to Rebuild, Reform and Rebrand the PLP. The party is
headed into a National Convention set for October 22 – 25.
Mr. Davis, along with MPs, Chester Cooper, Picewell Forbes, Senators
Fred Mitchell, Jobeth Coleby-Davis and Clay Sweeting, all appeared on
An “intense” initiative by the Ministry of Public Works to replace
stolen street signs and straighten damaged and bent poles will soon
commence. The Hon. Desmond Bannister, the Minister of Public Works,
addressed the issue of street signs and potholes in his contribution to
the House of Assembly Wednesday, October 11, 2017. His comments came
during a debate on a motion to thank Governor General, Her Excellency
Dame Marguerite Pindling for her speech from the Throne.
Carmichael and in many of our other communities, street signs have
virtually disappeared,” said the Minister. “As the Minister with
responsibility for street signs, Mr. Speaker, this is deeply troubling...
University of The Bahamas (UB) is leading a community building and
fundraising initiative focused on health as a national imperative.
is a national issue and we know that so many of the diseases we
struggle with as a people are preventable and based on lifestyle; how we
eat and our willingness to be mobile and active throughout life. As a
university, we want to lead in this endeavor and UBFIT Grand Bahama
provides us with a platform to do just that,” says Dr. Ian Strachan,
Vice President UB-North...