Representatives of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará
Convention (MESECVI) participated in the 10th Conference on
Femicide/Feminicide. Not One Woman Less!: Strengthening EU-CELAC
Cooperation in the Struggle Against Feminicide/Femicide, and in the
workshop “Towards a gender approach for media treatment of VAW and
femicide/feminicide: challenges and opportunities for cooperation
between the European Union and Latin America,” that took place on
November 8th and 9th, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium...
Official Funeral Services for the Late Mr. Bradley Roberts, former
Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, took place today at St. Francis
Xavier Cathedral, West Street, attended by officials and a broad
cross-section of Bahamian society. Interment was at Western Cemetery.
When the new session of the Council of the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU), meets to begin its work for the next
four years, The Bahamas will be seated as one of the Council’s 48 member
states. The Bahamas was successful in its first bid to sit on council
gaining the vote of 162 member states, out of a possible 177 present and
The election to Council took place during the second
week of the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference, (ITU PP) currently
underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE...
Two of Nassau's hottest bands, Visage and Vice-Versa will host a
magnificent concert to celebrate one of Freeport's most renowned
community activists, singers and bankers - Minerva Kemp-McIntosh.
is My Story, This is My Song: An Evening of Music, Storytelling and
Good Old-Fashioned Fun", will showcase the life of an exemplary Grand
Bahamian on Friday, 23rd November 2018 at the Grand Lucayan Ballroom at
8:00pm. The daughter and sister of world-class entertainers Johnny Kemp
Sr. and Jr...
Search and Rescue teams from Nassau Airport Development Company, Bahamas
Airport Authority, the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services, the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Harbour Patrol Unit, the United States Coast
Guard, and BASRA were dispatched to the north shore of New Providence
in search of a light aircraft that crashed in waters off Nirvana Beach
late night on Thursday 8 November 2018.
The six seater Aztec
aircraft was later spotted by Defence Force patrol crews shortly after
10:00 p.m. just before sinking in waters half mile offshore...
“The government has already begun implementing recommendations of the
Steering Committee to make technology hub a reality,” Minister of State
for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon.
Kwasi Thompson told participants at the recent first Blockchain and
Cryptocurrency Conference, in Freeport.
“Over the past year
significant progress has been made in our tech hub initiative. The Tech
Hub Committee has unveiled their strategic plan that will help us to
chart the way forward. I am convinced that we can help to make
technology become a third pillar of this island’s economy, standing
alongside Industry and tourism.”
Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
congratulated and encouraged young artists at the Central Bank of The
Bahamas Annual Art Competition and Exhibition, Thursday evening,
November 8, 2018. Among photos showing some of the artists and artworks
at the Bank, winner Jessica Frazer of C.V. Bethel High School (holding
envelope) is being congratulated by Governor General Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor of the Central Bank John Rolle, left, and well-known
Bahamian artist John Cox. The annual art competition is an opportunity
for the exhibition of Bahamian high school creative talent...
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, November 12th in
observance of the U.S. Veterans Day holiday. Please be advised that the
Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, November 13th
at 8:00 a.m.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens,
please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s
Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
Police investigates plane crash: Police are investigating a plane crash that has left two persons missing, on Thursday, 8th November, 2018.
are that shortly after 8:00pm, Police on New Providence, received
reports from Air Traffic Control that a plane had disappeared from the
radar in the area of Nirvana Beach and believed to have crashed in
85 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers: Officers from the Mobile Divisions conducted road checks in various
parts of the island. Their efforts, which were intended to educate,
reduce crime, and to minimize the ability of criminals to commit
West End, Grand Bahama Island - During The Bahamas Weekly News Team’s
trip to the western tip of the Grand Bahama with estate broker James
Sarles, an expert on West End real estate, our team was pleasantly
surprised to find that the desire for high end Real Estate has has taken
on a new life with the announcement of Toronto based Skyline
Investments deal to acquire the former Ginn Property. Skyline
Investments. will purchase 2,012 acres of the former Ginn property which
includes portions of Old Bahama Bay resort.
The Bahama Weekly News Team had the opportunity to do a walk through of a property called Villa Gardenia, a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath canalfront home with over 5,200 feet of living space which, although...
CIBC Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited emerged tops in the recently held
annual Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards with one of two
employees nominated taking away the top award in her category.
T. Major, Director Operations, Finance & Client Accounting, won
Mentor of the Year and Taryn Turnquest, Trust Administrator, was
nominated in the Achiever of the Year category.
Managing Director Perry A. Rolle said it was an easy decision to nominate the two stars...
Five artists from Grand Bahama—Chantal Bethel, Claudette Dean, Laurie
Tuchel, Del Foxton, and Paula Boyd Farrington—will be featured in a
group art exhibit titled YIN at Hillside House Gallery in Nassau, 9
November–30 November 2018.
Their work centers on the theme “Yin"
(as in Yin & Yang), each a half of the harmony of the Universe, with
works honoring the energy of the Divine Feminine.
include homages to the empowerment of women as vessels of love, healing,
and transformation, contemplations on reverence and wonder for Mother
Nature and the feminine role as guardian of the sacred
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today presented the first
report of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Report
(MIRPS), which aims to defend the rights of migrants and refugees who
live or cross the territories of Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala,
Honduras, Mexico and Panama, and announced the creation of the Joint
OAS-UNHCR Coordination Unit to analyze the progress of this initiative...
The Third Annual Best of the Best Regatta is scheduled for December
6-9, 2018. The event will be held at Montagu Foreshore. Minister of
Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael C. Pintard, made the
announcement during a press conference held at the Ministry’s
headquarters on Wednesday, November 7.
“Having met with my team
and participated in some of the planning, I am fully confident that we
are on track to surpass the mark set last year with the 2nd Best of the
Best Regatta,” said the Minister...
After not being held for three years, a Bahamian Art and Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 9 am to 8 pm.
as it is commonly known, was announced by Executive Chairman of BAIC,
Michael Foulkes during a press conference on Thursday, November 8. The
event is being held in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism.
Held under the theme, “Bahamian Tings,” the exhibit will be at BAIC grounds on Alcester Road and East Sunrise Highway...
Prime Minster Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is making good on his
promise to reduce the cost of electricity to those most vulnerable in
In a statement delivered in the House of Assembly
on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 the Prime Minister addressed the
temporary spike in the fuel surcharge component of consumers’
In this vein, he advised The House of Assembly
that the Government will be moving an amendment to the law to allow for
a temporary increase in the VAT exempt ceiling from $200 a month up to
$300 per month...
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
welcomed members of the Salvation Army Advisory Board in a courtesy call
at Government House on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Pictured from
left: Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, Salvation Army Advisory Board; Cyndi
Williams-Rahming, Fundraising Chair/Salvation Army Advisory Board; Major
Karen Ingraham, Divisional Director of Women's Ministries; Felix
Stubbs, Chairman/Salvation Army Advisory Board; Governor General, Her
Excellency the Most. Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Judy Monroe,
Chairman Emeritus/Salvation Army Advisory Board & Honouree; Major
Clarence Ingraham, Divisional Commander; Melanese Coakley, Community
Relations Associate/Salvation Army Advisory Board; and Sean Moree,
Salvation Army Advisory Board....
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis paid his respects at
the Lying-in-State of the Late Bradley Roberts at the House of Assembly
today. The Prime Minister signs the Book of Condolence, as Speaker of
the House of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie looks on. The Official
Funeral of Mr. Roberts, former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian,
will be held November 9, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West
Street, at 11:00 a.m.