The Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health, is advising
students and staff of the R.M. Bailey Senior High School, who began the
Mantoux (skin test) screening exercise, on Friday, 17th November or
Monday 20th November, to report to the school tomorrow Thursday, 23rd
November at 9:00 a.m. to complete the screening process.
This activity will occur even though the regular school classes have been suspended...
The Committee for the 46th Annual Red Cross Ball today announced that
planning was underway for the signature formal event of the 2018
calendar. Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, GCMG, Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the
Ball will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7pm at the Baha Mar
Convention Centre, Cable Beach.
The Ball is the Bahamas Red
Cross’ largest annual benefit and has provided considerable funding to
assist the Society in fulfilling its mandate of ‘alleviating human
suffering wherever it may be found’...
Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira
announced, November 20, that the public is invited to submit Expressions
of Interest (EOI) and proposal requests for potential investment and
management services to provide the deconstruction, remediation, and
operation of the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, located on Tonique
Williams Darling Highway.
He made the announcement in a press
conference at the Ministry, giving the timeline set to privatize the
daily operations of the landfill...
More than $141,000 was awarded this weekend in Bimini at the First
Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem Fishing Tournament, held November 16-18, at
Resorts World Bimini.
Organized by Captain Jimmy Wickett,
President of Meat Mayhem Tournaments, some 24 boats, from across the USA
including Florida, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina and Maryland as well
as Grand Bahama Island and as far as Germany, and each paying a
registration fee of $3,000, participated in the two-day fishing event...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis met with Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling on Monday morning, November 20, at
Government House, fulfilling his plan to have discussions with the
Governor General at regular intervals.
We are our Brother’s keepers and as we have been taught, it’s better to
give than to receive. This is the premise behind the Outreach program
of the Lucaya Presbyterian Church who have come to the aid of those in
need in our own backyard. Last month Buckeye, Grand Bahama’s leading oil
refinery company, joined the Church volunteers on their October food
run to aid over 55 needy families.
“The contents of each bag are
designed to supply the needs of a family for quite a while,” said
Crossreach Volunteer, Stephen Crane. “They certainly help many of our
elderly, living alone, who miraculously make it last until the next
Weather forecast for today and tonight, Wednesday 22nd November, 2017.
General situation: A weak high pressure ridge will maintain mostly
stable conditions across the Northwest Bahamas while a trough will
maintain pockets of unsettled weather across the Central and Southeast
Northwest Bahamas - Weather: Partly sunny and warm with the slight chance of a few isolated
showers today. Mostly fair tonight with the chance of a few passing
The DNA notes that when Parliament reconvenes on Wednesday, 22nd 2017,
members are expected to debate the Commercial Enterprises Bill (CEB).
The DNA supports government initiatives aimed at improving the ease of
doing business in The Bahamas and making The Bahamas’ business
environment more investor friendly. However, we find it curious that
this legislation is being pushed ahead of other pressing matters
confronting the Bahamian masses.
The CEB seeks to fast track work permit approvals and empowers the
Minister (defined as the Minister of Financial Services) to usurp the
powers of the Director of Immigration by granting blanket certificates
for work permits to investors after meeting certain criteria...
The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in
their investigation into a shooting incident that has left one male in
hospital on Tuesday 21st November 2017.
Reports are that,
shortly before 12 noon, a man was walking on Providence Avenue,
Chippingham, when the occupants of a Nissan Cube vehicle approached and
shot him before speeding off. The man was transported to hospital where
he is detained in stable condition...
For years, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has
been a supporter of promoting breast cancer awareness. With community
engagement being one of BTVI’s strategic plan goals, the institution
recently held its annual Pink Awareness Bake Sale, with 100% of the
proceeds going to The Cancer Society of The Bahamas.
event, staff and faculty joined students in purchasing treats to show
their support which resulted in over $500.00 being donated to the cancer
For the last 40 years, the Lucaya Presbyterian Church has sold real
Christmas trees to the Grand Bahama community; and starting this week
that tradition will continue. The annual Christmas Tree sale remains the
church’s primary fundraiser to support their programs, which include
giving to those in need, most recently our brothers and sisters who were
most effected by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma.
“Thankfully it has
been very successful almost every year that we have held it,” said Rev.
Kenneth Lane “The benefits of the fundraiser are easily recognized as
something that the community at large has experienced, whether it is
those that are less fortunate or those that have felt the ravages of
These were the telling
words of Registered Nurse, Roxan Shawsmith, who is adamant that safe,
responsible sexual activity should be a priority.
was among Ministry of Health workers who recently partnered with The
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to stage the
institution’s sixth annual campus-wide Know Your Status rapid HIV/AIDS
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region's tourism
development agency, has announced new dates for the Climate Smart
Sustainable Tourism Forum, 12 - 13 December 2017, at the Ocean Terrace
Inn in St. Kitts. Originally scheduled in September, the Forum was put
on hold due to the category five hurricanes that impacted a handful of
Themed "Good For Us, Better For All," the Climate Smart Sustainable
Tourism Forum, which is being held in observance of the "International
Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,"...
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, welcomed to Government House 45 long-serving members of Golden
Gates World Outreach Ministries, who was 'there from the beginning' --
celebrating the church's 45th Anniversary with their courtesy call on
Tuesday, November 21, 2017...
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Mission Team paid a courtesy
call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and
Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, November 20, 2017 at the
Ministry's Offices. Pictured are Minister Symonette and IDB Country
Representative Mrs. Florencia Attademo-Hirt. In group photo, Minister
Symonette and Mrs. Attademo-Hirt are accompanied by Ministry officials
including Permanent Secretary Sherylee Smith (fourth left), and
Financial Services Unit Project Manager Tanya Murray (second left).
From the IDB are, l-r: Florencia Cabral (first left), Miguel Porrua