More than 1,200 people turned out armed with resumes, smiles and hope
during a four-day job fair aimed at filling 600 posts at Sandals Royal
“We were very pleased with the turn-out,” said Sandals
Resorts International Director of Corporate Services Jeremy Jones. “We
did see that there were more applicants the last two days than the first
two which were reserved for former team members.”
The job fair,
held at Christ the King Anglican Church Hall, Ridgeland, was held to
pool the team that will be ready to deliver on the guests’ standards
when the refurbished resort re-opens in mid-October. Earlier this month,
in the absence of a collective bargaining agreement, Sandals Resorts
advised said it had no choice but to terminate all existing staff
members, pay them off fully and start all over again...
Nassau, The Bahamas — Last Saturday residents in Fox
Hill woke to news traveling through the streets to "come to the court
for free food and brooms." Men, women, families, and children came to
the Fox Hill basketball court and were greeted by Rotarians from The
Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN).
RCEN had a large dumpster
staged next to the courts available to residents who needed to clean out
their yard. Hot breakfast was distributed to more than 200 people as
well as 150 brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning liquid. Once the
cleaning was complete the more energetic Rotarians had some fun on the
courts playing ball.
RCEN Community Service Director, Constance
Gibson said "many of us have participated in efforts such as beach
cleanups where we are cleaning up someone else's mess just to have the
mess reappear the next week. The idea behind this event is we are giving
people a hand in cleaning up themselves by giving away basic cleaning
supplies and providing a place to put the garbage that is not picked up
by the curbside service. We added the breakfast because it's a great way
to get people out for interaction and to chat about the community."
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) has broken ground for a new wing on the school’s campus. A
ceremony was held on Thursday, August 25, to commemorate the occasion.
In attendance was Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the
Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald. The Minister said that he was excited to be a
part of this latest development in the institute’s history.
is indeed a proud moment for our country,” said Minister Fitzgerald.
“The expansion of this facility will raise the profile not only of the
school but also the country...”
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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency continues
to closely monitor the activities in the tropics, particularly the
movements of a system projected to produce heavy rainfall across the
Southeastern and Northern Bahamas.
The Bahamas Department of
Meteorology has advised that a broad area of low pressure associated
with a tropical wave is moving through the Southeastern Bahamas
producing gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall over the portions of
the country during the next day or two, as an elongated upper trough
extends across the Northern Bahamas...
Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has released
the official list of Hurricane Shelters for The Bahamas 2016 storm
implemented an emergency warning system to better prepare and inform the
public about a disaster about to impact the country.
follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which provide instructions
for activation and the operations of the NEOC, amongst other things.
Level I deals with monitoring the system and its projected path, which
is 60 hours out. Operations Officer will monitor the progress and keep
the Director of NEMA informed. Also, a green flag would be hoisted
outside NEMA's office to indicate this level.
Chairman Smith, it’s always a pleasure to address your very active
Golden Isles branch. I wish to warmly congratulate your branch for the
massive turn out in support of the candidacy of your MP and Champion
Michael Halkitis on the occasion of his re-nomination and ratification
at the Lynden Pindling Center.
I again salute Minister Halkitis
on defeating Frank Watson and sending him into political retirement
where he is now a constant thorn in the side of the challenged Leader of
the Opposition, Dr. Hubert Minnis. I am very impressed with the home
visiting program with your teams in Golden Isles...
An overworked and
under-appreciated mother who is exhausted to the point that she feels
she is about to snap teams up with two like minded mothers. Together
they go on a quest to liberate themselves from their responsibilities
which puts them on a collision course with a clique of disagreeable
Amy Mitchell is a mother of two who has just found out that
her husband has been dating a web cam model and must come to grips with
the fact that she works more than anyone at her job. Kiki is a mother
of many who is finding out that there is more to herself than just
taking care of her children & husband and is looking for an outlet
for her growing frustration...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Government of The Bahamas has established a
National Committee for ‘World Expo 2020,’ which will take place in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 2020 – April 10, 2021.
Committee will be comprised of government agencies, academia, the
private sector and civil society, Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell said during a press conference at the
Foreign Affairs Ministry, Thursday, August 25, 2016...
Freeport, Bahamas - NewCo 2015 Limited (NewCo), recipient of the
nation's second licence for the provision of cellular and data services,
announced Wednesday that 20 of its 22 planned cell sites have been
fully constructed on Grand Bahama and are currently undergoing
commissioning and testing.
The company made the announcement
during a media update event held at a central residential area in the
heart of Freeport, where NewCo representatives gave members of the media
and key figures in Grand Bahama's business community a detailed
progress report on the construction of The Bahamas' newest mobile
Nassau, New Providence - The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) now has two exciting opportunities for creative, talented and professional individuals with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for
outreach, fundraising, public relations at the nation’s premier
The NAGB has both a
Communications and Development Officer, and
Receptionist positions open.
Toronto, Ont. – John Lawrence, STEP Worldwide Director, Founding Member
of the STEP LATAM Conference and Past Deputy Chair of STEP Worldwide
announced today that The Bahamas Ministry of Financial Services has come
on board as The Presenting Sponsor for The STEP LATAM 2016 Conference.
John will also be a speaker at the 2016 STEP LATAM Conference in Panama
“As always, The Bahamas Ministry of Financial Services is a
major supporter of the STEP LATAM Conference, once again establishing
The Bahamas as a premier IFC and a jurisdiction that is open for
business in Latin America. With over 13 Latin American jurisdictions
participating on the advisory committee for the conference...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – International choirs have joined with Bahamian
national choirs to create a week of music of the Americas radiating from
Nassau city churches, and The College of The Bahamas from Sunday,
August 21 through August 30. It is a unique festival of song, free of
charge. Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe welcomed the choirs
to this Bahamas International Choral Festival at an Opening Ceremony on
Sunday at Atlantis, Paradise Island.
The choir participants are
young people of the Americas, from the north, Canada, through warmer
climes. Concerts take place at mid-day at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
Kirk, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Zion Baptist Church, and Trinity
While the Attorney General admonishes Bahamians to trust the Prime
Minister in regards to the details of the latest Baha Mar agreement, I
say that the citizenry should mobilize every tool available to us to
demand the information be revealed. The billion-dollar question is
whether the electorate agrees.
According to the July 2015 winding up
petition initiated by the Bahamas government and filed against Baha Mar,
"The government of The Bahamas and its entities have provided an
estimated $1.2 billion worth of concessions to the respondents to
facilitate the development."Since the current (and previous) government
administration of The Bahamas sought fit to grant such generous
allowances to this development over the years, will we the people demand
transparency to be able to better scrutinize the transactions of those
negotiating on our behalf?
Nassau, The Bahamas - If you enjoy wine, doing good in the world, and
mingling with positive minded community leaders then you don't want to
miss "A Taste of Wine and Rotary." The Rotary Clubs of Nassau and East
Nassau are hosting a wine tasting event on Saturday September 3rd from
6-9pm at Premier Cru on Gladstone Road.
be purchased at Geoffrey Jones & Co on Rosetta Street in Palmdale
or from one of the clubs before their weekly meeting. Come during
fellowship between 12:30 and 1pm to purchase a ticket or stay for the
meeting (1-2pm). The speaker on August 26th at the Rotary Club of East
Nassau, meeting at the Nassau Yacht Club...
The Free National Movement condemns in the strongest possible terms the
suspicious and undemocratic decision by the Christie led PLP government
to request the Supreme Court of The Bahamas to put beyond the reach of
the Bahamian people the Agreement which it signed with China EXIM Bank
to complete the Baha Mar project. The Government must be aware that the
agreement that they signed was executed by them on behalf of the
Bahamian people and as a result, the Government has a sacred duty to
make the agreement public and not keep the details from the people.
dictatorial and dishonest Governments do the peoples' business in the
dark of night and hope that their deals never see the light of day.
wish to put both the Government and the Chinese on notice that once in
office an FNM Government in the sunshine will expose the agreement to
the Bahamian people if this Government does not, so that any part of it
that is not in the interest of...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Minister of Education, Science and Technology the
Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald announced the establishment of the National
Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas (NAECOB) during a
press conference at the Ministry, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
accreditation is a normal practice to ensure that institutions offering
educational services are not doing so solely for profit while
neglecting the quality of courses, preparation of students,
qualifications and experience of instructors, and the parity of courses
with other institutions,” Minister Fitzgerald said...
Nassau, Bahamas - Searching for armed robbery suspect: Police are seeking the public’s help in locating two male suspects
responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday 24th August
Shooting death suspect in custody: An adult male
is in custody assisting police into a shooting death of a male.
Selective Enforcement Team officers arrested the male shortly after
1:00am on Thursday 25th August 2016.
Reports are that shortly
before 10:00pm Tuesday 23rd August 2016, a man was involved in an
argument with another man..
FREEPORT – A donation of four floor fans and a kitchen blender to the
Burrows Home for the Aged by FNM candidate for Pineridge Frederick
McAlpine will provide much needed assistance to the 13 elderly and
disabled men and women at the care facility.
accompanied by his wife Tracey and Party members, made the presentation
to the facility on Wednesday morning and spent time praying with and for
those in the Home’s care. The Burrows Home, located a short distance
from the Rand Memorial Hospital, is in the Pineridge Constituency...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding
the stabbing death of a male that occurred on Thursday 25th August
Reports are that shortly after 12:30am, a woman reported to
police that she had just stabbed her boyfriend during an argument.
Police then went to a home located at Ida Street, where they met the
lifeless body of an adult male who appeared to have been stabbed to
death. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in
locating 28 year old Stephan Paul Beneby of #54 Coral Reef Estates,
Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for
Stealing and is described as standing at 5’6” in height, weighing 130
lbs. with medium brown complexion and slim built.
If seen or if
you have any information concerning this person, please contact the
Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone # 350-3107 thru 12,
911/919 or call your nearest police station...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Graham Holloway of BKP Development Research and Consulting paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan at the Ministry on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. BKP was selected to facilitate the project, “Institutional Strengthening for EPA Implementation: Strengthening the National Quality Infrastructure in The Bahamas” for the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ).
The project aims to formulate a National Quality Policy to guide establishment of National Quality Infrastructure, supporting Bahamian product competitiveness and consumer protection...
NASSAU, Bahamas: With the second week of Goombay Summer Festival (GSF) a
mere memory, officials at the Ministry of Tourism are making sure that
the economic benefits are felt throughout the festival period.
of Events Charity Armbrister believes that events such as GSF and
Junkanoo Summer Festival (JSF) exist to supplement the local economy.
really important that we put on these kinds of festivals and events;
it’s important to our local economy and our vendors,” Armbrister said.
Calling service “the number one reason we are the leading bank in The
Bahamas,” Commonwealth Bank officially opened the doors to its new
$800,000 corporate learning centre recently.
Located adjacent to
its Prince Charles Branch, the 8,740 square foot single story building
houses highly functional high-tech training facilities, including
interactive digital and audio-visual equipment, conference rooms and
motivational themes throughout.
“Service is what sets us apart,
and that service does not come without constant reinforcement of its
importance,” Bank President Ian Jennings said when the contract for the
new learning centre was signed in late February.
Nassau, Bahamas. August 24, 2016 – After nearly 20 years of
inactivity, the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association is reemerging with new
drive thanks to the assistance of donors such as CIBC FirstCaribbean.
With Sickle Cell Month on the horizon in September, the newly revamped
and reorganized health advocacy group received a donation from the bank
to assist in its education and awareness activities.
established in 1982 by Dr. Patrick Roberts at a time when nearly 1 in
400 Bahamians tested positive with the Sickle Cell Trait, the
organization tapered out for two decades due to a combination of
challenges and expenses. Now under the management of Lady Sonja Lynette
Longley, the group has returned reinvigorated, touting ambitious goals
for its first few years...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating
18 – year old Faith Simmons, also known as Faith Armbrister of Atlanta,
Georgia and of Springfield Road, New Providence,who was reported missing
by family members.
Johnson, who was last seen in the area of
Springfield Road on Sunday 21st August 2016, is described as a medium
brown female, slim build and about 5’ 4” tall...