Laboratory and Radiology services temporarily suspended today at
the Michaela Virgill Storr Pavilion of the Rand Memorial Hospital
following a minor chemical spill in the Laboratory this morning. No
injuries were reported, however cautionary measures were taken for
employees affected to be seen by doctors on staff. At no time did the
incident impact patients admitted on the hospital’s wards, as teams
worked quickly to contain the spill...
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
paid her respects at the Lying-in-State of Mr. Bradley Roberts at the
House of Assembly on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The Governor General
is pictured signing the Book of Condolence, as the Speaker of the House
of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie looks on; and she also greets the
widow of Mr. Roberts -- Mrs. Hartlyn Roberts. An Official Funeral for
Mr. Roberts will be held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Street,
at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2018...
Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip "Brave" Davis pays his respects
at the Lying-in-State of former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian
Mr. Bradley Roberts at the House of Assembly on Thursday, November 8,
2018. Viewing by officials and the general public continues throughout
the day until 7 p.m. The Official Funeral of Mr. Roberts will take
place on Friday morning, November 9, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier
U.S. Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce that Mrs. Arinthia S.
Komolafe has been selected to participate in the U.S. State Department’s
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on the U.S.
Electoral Process. Mrs. Komolafe joins other political leaders from
across the globe in the opportunity to observe the U.S. mid-term
elections. During the program, participants will be exposed to U.S. laws
and institutions involved in the electoral process, political party
campaign organizations, election monitoring and understand the
development of democracy and civic education. During the exchange, Mrs.
Komolafe will visit Washington, DC; Phoenix, Arizona; and Seattle,
Bahamain Kevin Major Jr. is the Winner of the 2018 UTR/Reel Tennis Open
Circuit 9 (Prize Money Tournament) in Plantation, Florida. 3rd seeded
Kevin Major defeated the #1 seeded Zandrix Acob7-6(6); 6-1.
Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin on this awesome
accomplishment. Kevin has represented the country well on previous Davis
Cup Teams and was instrumental in The Bahamas promotion to Zone 2 in
Palm Cay officially broke ground Monday, November 5, on what developers
called its most ambitious project to date, the highly-anticipated $100
million One Marina residences, two- and three-story luxury condominiums
and spacious penthouses overlooking the community’s award-winning
In hard hat and equipped with a golden shovel, Minister
of Works Desmond Bannister helped turn the first shovel of dirt in a
postcard perfect setting with the Atlantic Ocean as backdrop and an
array of boats docked at the marina in view.
The works of young Bahamian artist, Lyndera Hall, were recently
displayed in The Islands Of The Bahamas booth during the Las Olas
outdoor art event in the arts district of downtown, Fort Lauderdale,
The young artist, who was also in attendance in The
Bahamas booth along with the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO), Florida
marketing team, had the opportunity to see her work being appreciated by
the thousands that strolled through the area over the 2- day weekend of
the popular art show.
Police investigate recent armed robberies:Police on Andros Island and New Providence are seeking the public’s
assistance in solving two armed robberies which occurred overnight.
In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 8:00pm,
Wednesday, 7th November, 2018, two men armed with handguns entered a
gaming establishment in the settlement of Lowe Sound, Andros ...; In the second incident, according to reports, shortly after 1:00am,
Thursday, 8th November, 2018 a man and woman were sitting in their
vehicle near a beach on West Bay Street...
The Bahamas Press Club will host its 4th annual industry awards ceremony
on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the British Colonial Hilton, under
the theme: 'Celebrating 45 Years of Bahamian Media 1973-2018.' It would
be the third year Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling has served as Patron of the prestigious event. On
Wednesday, November 7, several members of The Press Club paid a Courtesy
Call on the Governor General at Government House. Pictured l-r:
Deandre Williamson, journalist; Anthony Capron, President, Bahamas Press
Club 2014; Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling; Lindsay Thompson, Secretary, Bahamas Press Club
2014; and Vincent Vaughan, Treasurer, Bahamas Press Club 2014...
Spouse of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Patricia Minnis visited Preston H.
Albury High School in Eleuthera and spoke to female students about
gender-based violence, on November 6, 2018. Principal Fontella Knowles
and faculty members joined with the students in welcoming her, and
District Superintendent for North and Central Eleuthera, Mrytle McPhee
and representatives from New Providence accompanied Mrs. Minnis. Among
topics she addressed for students at the school in Rock Sound,
Eleuthera, were physical violence...
Following the Prime Minister’s mandate to make ease of doing business a
top priority for the Government, the Ministry of Finance is spearheading
an inter-agency working group to make business faster, cheaper and
better in The Bahamas.
The incremental move in the latest World
Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking is a welcomed sign that the
Government’s initiatives are reaping benefits. However, the target for
the inter-agency working group is to see at least a 15% increase over
the next few years, not just a 1% increase in the rankings...
Spouse of the Prime Minister Mrs. Patricia Minnis
visited Emma E. Cooper School, in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, and spoke to
students in an interactive setting, on November 6, 2018. Principal
Terrie Butler welcomed her,
and District Superintendent for North and Central Eleuthera Myrtle
McPhee and representatives from New Providence accompanied Mrs.
Minnis. Among the various topics she addressed to the students included
bullying and name-calling, physical violence, letting a responsible
adult know about any issue that makes them uncomfortable. Mrs. Minnis
also presented a signed display on gender-based violence to the school,
and took time out to talk with a number of
Nassau, The Bahamas - Remarks Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 House of Assembly
the circumstances that have given rise to the temporary spike in the
fuel surcharge component of consumers’ electricity bills, the government
is mindful of the impact that this increase has on all Bahamians
– but especially on the poorest and most vulnerable...
Students at the Central Eleuthera High School learned about gender-based
violence, on November 6, 2018, when Spouse of the Prime Minister Mrs.
Patricia Minnis visited the Palmetto-Point school. Students who were
members of the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps formed a receiving line for
her when she arrived, and band members played a fanfare in her honour.
Principal Marie Galanis and faculty members joined with the students in
welcoming her, and District Superintendent for North and Central
Eleuthera Myrtle McPhee and representatives from New Providence
accompanied Mrs. Minnis. Among topics she addressed with the students
were physical violence, inappropriate touching and bullying.
Again we come together to remember
and honour the service and sacrifice of our nation's finest and
bravest," said Antoinette Brown, National Events Coordinator/Cabinet
Office, and chairperson of Remembrance Day Committee 2018, during a
press conference at Cabinet Office, Tuesday, November 6.
Day 2018 will be observed Sunday, November 11, with a Church Service at
Christ Church Cathedral at 11 am and, after the traditional parade of
civic and service organizations -- will culminate with a Ceremony at the
Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance...
Thursday, November 15, is the deadline to submit Oscars Submission Forms
(OSF) in the general entry categories to the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences for 91st Academy Awards® consideration. Films will
not be accepted for consideration after the deadline.
feature film to be considered for the 2018 Awards, the film’s
distributor or producer must upload via Dropbox a scanned, signed copy
of the OSF and legal billing (complete on-screen credits) or deliver a
signed OSF and the film’s legal billing to the Academy’s 8949 Wilshire
The fourth event in The Winterbotham IC Junior Tennis Series went to Freeport last weekend and again proved very successful.
unique series for 10 & under and 12 & under junior tennis
players based on a round robin format over just one weekend attracted
participants from both Freeport and New Providence. So it once again
widened the participation in this important development group for the
future of Bahamian tennis...
The competition took place on the
Y.M.C.A. courts with the IC organisation working together with The
Grand Bahama Tennis Association and its coaches to stage the event.