Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s
support for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States,
while urging deeper collaboration to boost their trade and development
She was addressing the 37th session of the ACP and
European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the impact of Brexit
on ACP-EU Partnership in Bucharest, Romania. The Assembly aims to
promote greater dialogue, cooperation and understanding among ACP and EU
Bahamas 3-day public forecast for today and Tonight, Wednesday, 20th March, 2019.
General situation: A slow-moving
frontal boundary across the Northwest Bahamas, combined with a low
pressure center in the Eastern Gulf Of Mexico, continues to support
widespread cloudiness and convective activity, while a second
reinforcing cold front trails behind.
Special warnings: Boaters should be alert for the possibility of rip currents on North and East Coast beaches in the Northwest Bahamas...
President Donald J. Trump will welcome the leaders of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica,
and Saint Lucia on Friday, March 22, 2019, for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago.
President Trump’s meeting with the Caribbean leaders will reaffirm our
strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, and signal the
importance of the Caribbean to the hemisphere...
A new campaign has been launched in an effort to unite Bahamian women
from all walks of life to create an impact on an ailing Bahamian
society. The SMART Women campaign seeks to work with existing
organisations for women and girls, allowing them all to network in a way
that makes their goals more achievable and impactful on the broader
SMART: Spiritual, Mature, Active, Relational Tutors
plan to flood the schools, corporate Bahamas and communities with
messages designed to "inspire and influence women to build strong
Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet will travel to Florida for a
meeting with U.S. President Donald J. Trump, on March 22, 2019.
Prime Minister welcomes the opportunity for dialogue on deepening the
relationship between the Caribbean and the United States. Specific
areas of the Prime Minister’s focus will be security, energy...
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr. on
winning another tennis tournament in Florida. Kevin won open
championships in Flamingo Park Florida only weeks after winning the BMW
Tennis Championships in Pembrooke Pines.
was seeded 3rd in the tournament and fellow Bahamian Philip Major Jr.
was seeded 6th in the tournament. Both Philip and Kevin would play
superb to advance to the quarterfinals...
In keeping with the government’s agenda of pursuing alternative energy
resources, a new solar park has been opened. The government of the
United Arab Emirates has facilitated the park, which is located at the
Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. An official opening ceremony was held at
the site on Monday, March 18, 2019.
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium 925kW Solar PV Carport Power Plant
in Nassau was developed under the US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable
Energy Fund (CREF), and is the largest renewable energy initiative of
its kind in the Caribbean region...
On March 7, 2019, British Airways Captain Gordon Black landed his
final flight as a commercial pilot touching down at Lynden Pindling
International Airport (LPIA).
the veteran pilot flew over the beautiful waters of The Bahamas and
wanted to officially end his career making the long-haul trip from
London to Nassau. Company officials at Nassau Airport Development (NAD)
received word that Captain Black chose LPIA to end his 43-year career
and wanted to support British Airways as the airline recognized one of
its valued team members...
The World Juniors Tennis Competition for top junior Girls U14 in the region is being held in Santo Domingo.
Bahamas started competition after the opening ceremonies against the
home crowd favorites. They fought but lost to the Dominican Republic.
Sierra Rodgers was up first and lost 0-6, 1-6. Kaylee Kanuka followed
next and lost 1-6, 2-6...
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American
Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) today signed an agreement to
increase their cooperation on scientific issues and to collaborate with
the countries of the region to promote political decisions in favor of
The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis
Almagro, said the two institutions work to pave the way for development
and care for the environment. “This agreement will provide a stronger
scientific contribution to public policy processes and help to build the
human and institutional capacities our member states...
Local contractors and other persons employed in the construction
industry were today armed with knowledge of how to build resilient homes
that can withstand up to Category 5 hurricanes.
The Ministry of
Public Works (MOPW) in conjunction with the Caribbean Development Bank,
through the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network, hosted
a one-day workshop, March 19, to educate, train and develop small
contractors, artisans and building inspectors on techniques...
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Domingos Teixeira de
Abreu Fezas Vital, Ambassador-Designate of the Portuguese Republic to
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a brief ceremony at Government
House on Monday, March 18, 2019.
The University of The Bahamas golf team turned in respectable scores
after the team’s first ever international competition this weekend
against Johnson and Wales University and Keiser University at the Miami
Shores Golf Course.
Alex Gibson led the team with a 18-hole 90. John Hall shot 94 and Deangelo Stubbs shot 110.
a lot of potential here with these guys,” head coach Jim Duncombe said.
“They hit the ball pretty good but they just lack the experience other
than that next time...
Minneapolis, MN - Cacique International, the first and leading
Destination Management Company (DMC) in the Bahamas, announced today
that it has been named as a BI WORLDWIDE Inspirational Partner for 2018.
This designation aligns Cacique International with other select
companies who maintain a loyal partnership and provide outstanding
service in the event industry.
Cacique International has been recognized in the following award category...
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with Office of
the Prime Minister (OPM), the National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) and the
Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) held a press conference
at the National Stadium, March 18, to present prize monies for the 2018
Boxing Day and 2019 New Year's Day parades to Junkanoo groups and
individual junkanooers. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon.
Lanisha Rolle announced that the Prime Minister said prize monies would
be matched or doubled: "This year prize monies are being doubled," she
The PLP is very concerned about the prolonged delay in regularizing
postal services in New Providence and the negative impact this is having
on postal workers, businesses, the general public and the economy at
This is particularly so in view of the fact that this
administration met a process in place where ultimately the Bahamian...
The road to glory just got a little easier for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girl
hopefuls, following LASCO’s announcement of its $2 million co-title
sponsorship of the 2019 Major and Minor League Netball Competition at
the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) offices on Tuesday, March 12,
2019. The sponsorship stems from their $28 million partnership with the
JOA in October 2018.
“We are proud to be associated with this
series which seeks to nurture our future Sunshine Girls through our
flagship iCool Water brand along with iDrade isotonic beverage and
Curves feminine napkins,” said Omar Palmer, consumer division marketing
manager at LASCO Distributors...
The Bahamas Amateur Wrestling Federation will take part in the first
Caribbean SuperWeek, an initiative to further develop Olympic-style
wrestling throughout the Caribbean.
Caribbean SuperWeek kicked
off in Barbados on Monday, March 18. The program, which was developed by
United World Wrestling (UWW), the international federation for
wrestling, offers training for athletes, referees, coaches and
administrators of wrestling federations throughout the Caribbean...