In celebration of National Women’s Week 2017, the Ministry of Social
Services and Urban Development recognized six Bahamian women for their
Dame Ivy Dumont, Italia Johnson, Frances Ledee,
Dame Joan Sawyer, the Hon. Janet Bostwick and Rev. Dr. Cynthia “Mother”
Pratt were honored at a reception at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel,
Friday, December 8, 2017.
The event was held in observance of National Women’s Week on the theme, “Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities.”
One of the highly anticipated events of Bahamas Bowl week is set for
Wednesday, Dec. 20 as the fourth-annual Bahamas Bowl Youth Football
Clinic will take place from 3:30-5:00 pm at the old Thomas Robinson
Stadium (adjacent to the National Stadium) in Nassau. The clinic is free
and open to boys and girls ages 7-13, and it is held in cooperation
between the Bahamas Bowl and USA Football.
A USA Football coach along
with student-athletes and staff from the UAB and Ohio football teams,
along with representatives of the Commonwealth American Football League
(CAFL), will run the clinic, teaching football fundamentals and safety
Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, spoke as a panelist on Wednesday,
November 1, at the Hedge Fund Association’s 2017 Global Regulatory
Briefing. The event took place at the office of Bloomberg LP in New York
City, New York.
“Regulators, law enforcement authorities and
industry associations like Cayman Finance and others represented at this
event play a crucial role in maintaining stability and confidence in
the global financial services industry,” said Scott...
Commonwealth Of The Bahamas Press Statement Sen. J. Kwasi Thompson
Minister Of State For Grand Bahama In The Office Of The Prime Minister
11th December, 2017:
Mr. Brave Davis leader of the PLP will stop
at nothing to twist facts in support of their bad past practices and
policies. In 2016 the PLP enacted The Grand Bahama (Port Area)
Investment Incentives Act, but failed to bring the regulations fully
into effect. The Act did nothing to stimulate investment by current
licencees nor did it give future potential investors confidence to
invest in Grand Bahama...
In this capacity, Mrs. Lundy will have a dedicated focus on the overall
strategic marketing and communication initiatives and programmes that
interpret the mission of the University to its multiple constituents in
order to create a climate of public and private support. She will lead
the development of an evolving UB brand consistent with the priorities,
goals and objectives of the University. In this role, she will also lead
the production of promotional collaterals for recruitment, fundraising
and business development initiatives as well as provide recommendations
on policy and action in crisis communication...
In 2018, the Berlin International Film Festival will be supported by the
French cosmetics brand L’Oréal Paris for the 20th year in succession.
make-up, no movies – true to this motto, our partnership with L’Oréal
Paris is especially close to our hearts. We are grateful and proud to be
able to celebrate this 20th anniversary with our principal partner
L’Oréal Paris at the 68th Berlinale. To this day, its passionate
engagement and valuable support has given the festival, its guests, and
the public many magnificent moments,” says Festival Director Dieter
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling along with
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands toured the Geriatrics
section of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre and gave remarks during the
Governor General's Annual Visit under the theme, "Sharing Love With
Grateful Hearts" on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield met with United
Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dr. Dubravka
During the meeting, they discussed several matters
including the role of government in ending gender-based violence, and
promoting gender equality in the framework of the CEDAW (Committee on
Ending the Discrimination Against Women ) General Recommendation No.
The Bahamas on Monday underscored the importance of maintaining strong
relations within CARICOM with the accreditation of a new Ambassador. The
Ceremony took place at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in
Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community,
Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in accepting the credentials of H.E. Reuben
that The Bahamas has been a valued member of CARICOM,
promoting the Region’s interests in tourism, for which the Prime
Minister has lead responsibility within the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet...
Bahamian man arrested or drug possession at LPIA:Shortly after 7am on Monday 11th December, 2017, a Bahamian man was
traveling to the United States, when United States Customs and Boarder
Protection Officials detained him in the US Pre-Clarence departure
lounge at LPIA...
Police investigates traffic accident: Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident that has
left eleven (11) persons injured on Monday, 11th December, 2017...
Illegal firearm recovered: Police has removed yet another firearm off the streets of New Providence on Monday, 11th December, 2017...
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo paid a courtesy call on the
Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Monday, 4 December
Minister Foulkes and Ambassador Huang discussed a number
of topics including trade, investment, and training exchange
opportunities for Bahamians.
Pictured from left: Ricardo Deveaux,
First Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Labour; Cecilia Strachan,
Permanent Secretary (Acting) in the Ministry of Labour...
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, seated
centre, and Interim CEO of BTC Dexter Cartwright, seated centre left,
took photo with Bahamas Telecommunications Company's 2017 Long Service
Award Honourees, December 7, 2017 at Government House.
The success of regional countries and their various disaster management
agencies in mitigating the effects of future disasters such as
hurricanes while simultaneously building stronger, more resilient
Caribbean countries, will largely depend upon continued regional
cooperation and partnerships, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of
the Prime Minister, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said recently.
the Gala Awards Dinner of the 10th Comprehensive Disaster Management
(CDM) Conference at Melia Nassau Beach resort, held as the final event
of the weeklong conference in New Providence, Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe
cited the partnership between The Bahamas’ National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, centre,
attended the Open House of the Queen Mother Bahamas Clothing Guild, held
on the Patio of Government House on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. At
right in the photo is Lady Darling.
The Ministry of Education held its Annual Festival of Carols under the
theme, "Come Let Us Worship The King," featuring band, solo, dance,
hand-bell, recorder, and choir selections, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
at the Church of God of Prophecy, East Street. Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended, and Mr. Mark Humes, MP,
brought remarks on behalf of the Minister of Education, encouraging the
students to aim for their goals and not be deterred.
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted the
Prime Minister and members of his Cabinet to the Annual Cabinet
Ministers Christmas Luncheon at Government House on Monday, December 11,
2017. Pictured in the Drawing Room seated with Dame Marguerite are
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre left) and Attorney
General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Carl Bethel (centre
The Hon. Elsworth Johnson, Minister of State in the Office of the
Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, addressed the Bahamas
Contractors Association (BCA) on legislation passed to ensure the
integrity of the sector at their monthly luncheon meeting, December 6,
2017 at Poop Deck West, Sandyport.
State Minister Johnson thanked the BCA for its effort, continued
representations, and lobbying support to the Government, which “allowed
the ‘Construction Contractors Act 2016’ (‘the Act’), to be enacted and
made a reality,” he said, adding: “The Government recognizes that
further action is needed to fully implement the Act. This is being
The Hon. Duane Sands, Minister of Health, received Her Excellency
Ismara M. Vargas Walter, Ambassador of The Republic of Cuba to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a courtesy call at the Ministry of
Health, December 7, 2017. Pictured from left: Rena Glinton, Ministry of
Health Permanent Secretary; H.E. Ismara Vargas Walter and Minister
Barbados is the ninth CARICOM country to join the Regional Initiative,
Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Honourable
Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human
Resource Development symbolically handed over the signed agreement to
José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director of the Americas and
Caribbean in the margins of the Organization of American States (OAS)
XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour being hosted in
Bridgetown, Barbados from 7-8 December, 2017...
For many families during the holiday season, dogs and cats
are part of the festivities and may even receive a present. A pet’s
health and safety are still important to consider while planning for
holidays. The Pet Food Institute (PFI), which provides information about
pet food safety, nutrition and health to pet lovers year-round, here
explores holiday-related issues that can impact a pet’s health and
provides tips on how to prevent potential problems.
Leave the Leftovers
lovers may be inclined to feed pets table scraps or holiday leftovers,
or offer their pet treats as a special gift. It is recommended that no
more than 10 percent of a pet’s caloric intake come from treats...
Ms. Ethel Wood, who celebrated her 100th Birthday on December 10, 2017
had a special visit to her home by the Governor General Her Excellency
Dame Marguerite Pindling, who brought warm birthday wishes on Friday
December 8, 2017.
Investigation into yesterday’s (Sunday) murder continue:Police are searching for the suspects responsible for a shooting
incident that has left one male dead and two others injured on Sunday,
10th December, 2017.
According to reports, shortly before 1:00pm
three (3) men were working at a construction site on Shirley Street when
they were approached by two men, one armed with a firearm, who demanded
cash and shot two of the workers...
1 man in custody for drug possession: Shortly before 9:00am on Sunday, 10th December, 2017 Officers from the
Mobile Division were on routine foot patrol on Bimini Avenue off Market
With racing taking place in a balmy, near perfect 15 knots on Nassau’s
Montagu Bay, the ‘take no prisoners’ shoot out on the last day of the
Star Sailors League Final saw the fleet narrow to seven teams after the
Quarter Finals and to four after the Semis. Finally this left the finals
being contested by France’s Xavier Rohart/Pierre-Alexis Ponsot,
Britain’s Paul Goodison sailing with German Frithjof Kleen, Brazil’s
Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening and the USA’s Mark Mendelblatt/Brian Fatih,
the latter crew having ‘fast tracked’ straight through after decisively
winning the qualifiers yesterday.
In the final race,
Mendelblatt/Fatih led off the line and all the boats heading out to the
left. Goodison/Kleen benefitted on the right and coming into the weather
mark just squeaked in ahead of the Americans...
Diplomatic representatives of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas held an
introductory bilateral meeting with the senior Illinois representative
on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington,
D.C., December 7, 2017. The Honorable Robin L. Kelly (D-IL 2nd District)
met with His Excellency, Sidney Collie, Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States; Hon. Theo Neilly, Bahamas Consul General to Washington,
DC; Mr. Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission, Bahamas Embassy; Hon.
Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago and Ms. Janine
Gibson, Vice Consul, Washington, DC to discuss opportunities to
strengthen the engagement between her office, the Midwest Jurisdiction
and the Commonwealth...