The University’s Office of the General Counsel has advised that the
University offers nocomments in the public domain on any matter
involving the confidential contractual affairs of a former employee...
An adult male was taken into custody following the seizure of an illegal firearm Tuesday, 15th January, 2019.
to reports, shortly after 7:00am, Eleuthera Division Officers, acting
on intelligence, conducted a searched of a home in the settlement of
Rock Sound and recovered a .45 pistol, 2 magazines and fifty-five (55)
rounds of ammunition...
Mobile technology aims to improve customer experiences with the
introduction and promotion of the My Grand Bahama app launched by the
Invest Grand Bahama (IGB) unit of the Grand Bahama Port Authority
The new My Grand Bahama app is the latest
technology tool strategically designed and developed to improve customer
service experiences on the island. The app was developed to help
residents, visitors and investors to share real time experiences around
customer service experiences at local businesses...
The Office of Student Leadership of the University of The Bahamas (UB)
in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Epsilon
Lambda Chapter, will celebrate the life and legacy of Civil Rights
Activist, the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Tuesday, 22nd January
2019 at 6:00 p.m., in Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre,
Auditorium, Oakes Field Campus. The theme of the lecture is: “Follow in
His Footsteps…. Live the Dream”.
Dr. King was a member of Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first black intercollegiate Greek-letter
fraternity, founded on 4th December 1906, at Cornell University in
Ithaca, New York by seven college men known as the “Jewels” of the
Leadership students and faculty of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa,
paid a courtesy call on Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon.
Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) at Government House, Tuesday,
January 15, 2019.
BAFT, an international financial services association, recently
announced its Future Leaders program class of 2019 and for the first
time an employee of a regional bank has landed a place in the
Kerry Jordan, Manager, Trade Finance
with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank was one of 32 individuals
selected to participate. The program – now in its fourth year –
recognizes upcoming leaders in the transaction banking industry...
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Bolivia signed an
agreement today for the deployment of a mission of experts to the
January 27 primary elections that will determine the presidential
tickets for the general elections of October 2019.
Representative of Bolivia to the OAS, José Gonzáles, highlighted that
this is the first time that his country has organized primaries, and
thanked the Organization for its support in the electoral process. "For
us it is a learning process, it is the first time we have this kind of
Members of The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation
paid a courtesy call upon Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon.
Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre), January 14, 2019 at Government House
to officially kick off the search for the '2019 Bahamas Primary School
Student of the Year' and to present the 2018 Student of the Year --
Remington Minnis (centre right) -- a former student at Eva Hilton
Primary School and now 7th Grade student at Summit Academy. Pictured
from left are: Ashley Mortimer, Foundation Director; Cyndi
Williams-Rahming, Foundation Chairman Emerita; Ricardo P. Deveaux,
Foundation President & CEO; N. Vandyke Pratt, Chairman...
The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development marked the New
Year in a church service on Monday, 14th January. The event was held at
St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Senior Government Officials from across
the government and staff from the Ministry of Social Services and Urban
Development attended the event. Also in attendance were the Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest; Minister
of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell;
Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil
Rolle; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, the Hon.
During the Christmas season, Mr. Ship It showed love and brought joy and cheer those who truly need it.
Christmas was no different for the Management and Staff at Mr. Ship It.
The business partnered with five local charitable organizations to
share Christmas joy throughout The Bahamas. Mr. Ship It chose two
organizations in Nassau, Twilight Home for The Elderly in Nassau Village
and the Bilney Lane Children’s Home...
The Honourable Darren A. Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and His Excellency Sergey V. Lavrov,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, exchanged
congratulatory messages today on the occasion of fifteen (15) years of
diplomatic relations between the two countries (14 January 2004).
Henfield, in his message, noted that The Bahamas and Russia, in their
short but important official ties, have enjoyed friendly and cordial
relations based on mutual trust and respect...
For the first time ever, the National Executive Board Meeting of Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was held outside of the Continental
United States of America. The conference was held from January
10th-12th at Baha Mar and brought more than 300 of its members to
Bahamian shores. In keeping with the sorority’s ideal of service and to
leave an indelible imprint in The Bahamas, a significant contribution
was made to The Ranfurly Home for Children. This initiative was
spearheaded by the Regional Director of Florida and The Bahamas, Lawanda
Harper, who worked diligently with all chapters to garner funds to make
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames said provisions
have been made for the addition of 30 new officers for Grand Bahama
during this fiscal period.
“It is our hope that those
individuals, once identified, will commence training sometime during the
end of next month,” he added. “This is consistent with our manpower
audit and our Government’s efforts to address the severe manpower
shortage within the constable ranks of the police force.”...
The ultimate Dinner Concert party 2019 is On! It's happening oceanside
at Taino by the Sea, Saturday January 19th, 2018 as the Uppercut 242
Dinner & Free Concerts series recharges and resumes at the ultimate
Oceanfront party spot, Taino by the Sea. There'll be a super special
Dinner Menu, cool refreshing drink specials and loads of waterside fun.
will be an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking
about, Uppercut 242! Our eclectic blend of R&B, Classic Rock,
Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Bahamian, Disco, Blues and Soca music is
perfect to enjoy whilst enjoying exquisite Oceanside dining and sipping
refreshing cocktails in the ocean breeze...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis and delegation are
pictured upon their departure for Brussels, Belgium, this morning to
hold bilateral talks with high-ranking officials of the European
Commission. Discussions will focus on matters relating to the
fulfillment by The Bahamas of its commitments to the EU, and how those
commitments will be implemented by the financial services sector of The
Bahamas. Prime Minister Minnis will promote recent initiatives by the
Government in the financial services sector, and will outline recently
passed legislation and a new framework aimed at strengthening industry
regulations and protecting the financial services’ competitive edge as a
leading international financial centre...
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, the region’s largest cancer
fundraiser, has again topped the US half million mark in fundraising for
cancer causes across the English and Dutch Caribbean.
year the combined efforts of the various organizing committees, sponsors
and participants in the 17 territories where the bank has a presence
raised a total of USD $512, 367.39 in support of various cancer care and
awareness charities. The majority of this was in cash, with some
sponsors donating services to assist with fundraising...
Health City Cayman Islands now operates a Level 3 Trauma Center,
following the commissioning of its newly expanded Medical Intensive Care
Unit (MICU) in early December 2018.
On Monday, December 10, a
ribbon-cutting ceremony at the tertiary care medical facility in East
End, Grand Cayman, which is owned and operated by Indian health care
giant Narayana Health, officially opened the unit...
I have chosen to address you at this time for a number of reasons. First
and foremost, it’s a brand new year and traditionally, we look to every
New Year with renewed hope and expectation.
I also wanted to
say thank you to the many people who continue to believe and pray for my
Government, who recognize the gravity of the problems we are grappling
with and to offer you all assurances that we are beginning to turn the
corner in our plans to put our country back where it belongs...