I am very pleased to be here today to participate in the opening of the Island House, a
Bahamian owned and operated boutique hotel in Western New Providence.
The 30-room hotel has been a labour of love for the Holowesko family who are now the
proud owners of two residential resort properties in the country, the other being the 23-
room, all-Bahamian owned and operated Highbourne Cay Plantations on a private
island in the Exuma Cays.
They are slowly being joined by other prominent Bahamian families who with vision and
creativity are venturing into the hospitality industry and are introducing luxur...
Nassau, Bahamas (May, 21st, 2015)-
In a properly
functioning democracy there will always be differing opinions on issues of
leadership and strategic direction. One of the Hallmarks of the Free National
Movement has been and will continue to be its tolerance for such public
dissension within and without its ranks, which is a fundamental commitment we
have to transparency and a participatory democracy.
political parties who seek to tamp down any Public debate or obvious inside
dissension under a cloud of secrecy at all costs, which often carries over into
their public service lives, the FNM does not aim to do such..
Bahamas National Festival Commission would like to thank the many
workers and suppliers who contributed their time, efforts and services
to make the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival season (2015) a
successful event. Without the hard work of volunteers, paid staff and
contracts the event would not have been the resounding success that it
the three-day event, we mobilized hundreds of Bahamians who diligently
offered their time to ensure all Junkanoo Carnival patrons had a truly
we are processing payments in compliance with standard government
procedures and we are working tirelessly to ensure the process is
completed as quickly as possible. Our staff will be calling all of our
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015...
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner via the press is in
possession of the recently released Freedom of Information Bill 2015.
Firstly, I shall like to
congratulate the Government and people of The Bahamas for moving one step
closer to removing the unnecessary secrecy surrounding government information
and allowing ordinary citizens to participate and contribute to all facets of national development.
While, it is my considered view,
that the call for openness in governance ought to be properly championed and
led by civil society, this Data Protection Commissioner is on record as
supporting the implementation of a Freedom of Information Act, as it is an
important tool in a healthy and transparent democracy. Our country stands to benefit.
Nassau, Bahamas – Through a partnership
between the American Embassy in The Bahamas, and the Centre for
Achievement, Resources and Empowerment (C.A.R.E), a group of students at
the Willie Mae Pratt Centre for Girls and Simpson Penn Centre for Boys,
were exposed to a literacy project that had a huge impact on their
lives. The Fast ForWord Literacy Project took place at the joint
residential care and school facility for juveniles in custody, from
February to May 2015. It provided educational training and development
in reading and learning challenged areas of twenty-two at-risk youth
ages 13 to 16 years old.
“Education is the most powerful weapon
that we can use to change the world,” said Neda Brown, Acting Deputy
Chief of Mission, quoting Nelson Mandela, when she spoke to the students
at the end of program awards event held May 12th 2015...
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Grand Bahama traffic fatality victim identified - May 21, 2015 - 11:40:37 AM
Grand Bahama - The victim that died on Wednesday 20th May 2015 in a
vehicle accident that occurred at East Sunrise Highway and East Atlantic
Drive, has been identified as Glen Woodside of Kwan Yin, South Mall
Drive, Grand Bahama.
I note with some interest The Tribune story entitled “WAS CARNIVAL REALLY A SUCCESS?” of 21st May 2015
the vast majority of experts in the arts, culture and entertainment
community have characterized the inaugural 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival a critical and artistic success and a step in the right
direction in the growth and development of culture in The Bahamas, its
inter-industrial linkage to our number one industry, tourism and in the
integration of culture into the country’s national economy...
Alice Town, Bimini, The Bahamas - As part of
its ongoing Community Goodwill program, management at the Bimini Big
Game Club Resort & Marina is assisting a young, local high school
student to travel to the United States for corrective eye surgery.
Manager Dafna Ronis recently donated $1,000 to Lisa Util, a 15-year-old
for airfare to fly Lisa to the United States for the surgery procedure.
Oklahoma optometrist Tom Vanderpool and group of surgeons from the
Triad Medical Center are donating testing, surgery and after-care.
Vanderpool recently met Lisa on a trip to Bimini...
Cannes, France - Collaboration.
Communication. The idea of operating as one unit has been a core theme in these
essays from Cannes. Such a theme made watching Pixar’s new film
Out the most memorable experience I’ve had at the festival. Disney’s
Pixar Studios is a studio consisting of several computer animation filmmakers. They’re
famously collaborative, all operating as one unit. John Lassater, who’s been
called as its “Creative Officer”, heads the studio. Mr. Lassater directed
Story, the first film unveiled from Pixar in 1995. Since then there
have been two more Toy Story films (making it one of the best trilogies in the
history of cinema) produced over a ten-year period and in between several
classic titles from Pixar. These titles include
(directed by Brad Bird),
Finding Nemo (directed by
Andrew Stanton), and
Up (directed by Pete Docter). Pete
Docter returns to direct
Inside-Out, Pixar’s fifteenth film,
and while it is a bold and somewhat dubious declaration to proclaim this to be
Pixar’s best (there are so many jewels in this crown) I’ll go out on a limb and
say it anyway. This might be the best Pixar film ever. I’ll go a bit further
and say that this might be the best film of 2015...
are that on Wednesday 20th May 2015 shortly before 2:00pm, the decease
was a male crew worker on the vessel and was reportedly on top of a
container when he accidentally slipped and fell of the container,
landing on top of a stack of lumber before hitting the steel surface of
the vessel. He was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was
pronounced dead by doctor.
Friends and family members filled the halls
of Wallace Groves Auditorium of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary
School to cheer on just under 30 students as they walked across the
stage as certified leaders and environmentalists graduating from the
Youth Environment Ambassador (YEA) program spearheaded by fast-growing
environmental group, Save The Bays (STB).
The program is formed
in partnership with Glover & Associates Inc. and international
training company, Center for Creative Leadership.
Director Joseph Darville said the graduation is symbolic of a milestone
that will make a difference in the future appreciation and protection of
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In an effort to grow its hospitality
reach and improve visitors’ experience, the Ministry of Tourism, Grand
Bahama Island is holding a volunteer drive and reception on Thursday, May
28th at Junkanoo Beach Club, Taino Beach from 5:30 p.m.-6:30
The People-to-People program gives Bahamians
the opportunity to be ambassadors and most importantly, hospitable hosts
to visitors seeking an authentic Bahamian experience.
The Bahamas Press Club 2014
is thankful to the government that after a lengthy delay the Freedom of
Information bill is likely to see the light of day and could be brought into
force, notwithstanding that a similar bill was passed in 2012 but never enacted.
The release of this draft
bill proves our long held contention that there is no reason an act could not
be produced and passed before 2016 because all that is needed is the focused
attention of a committed government.
On the face of it the new
draft bill will seem to deepen the democracy in affording the people to freely
access information from various government agencies...
Calling it “a step in the
right direction,” Save The Bays CEO Vanessa Haley-Benjamin today
congratulated the government on the release of the draft Freedom of
Information Act, but said to be effective the final legislation must
provide for an independent commissioner and contain “more teeth than
“Releasing the long-awaited Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) draft this week was a step in the right direction and Save
The Bays welcomes the news and congratulates the government,” said
Benjamin. “But a step is just that. One step in a long journey..."
The Grand Bahama Technical Cadet Corps
Programme (TCCP) celebrated 30 cadets during a graduation ceremony held
at the Grand Lucayan Ballroom in Freeport, Grand Bahama. This year also
marked the 20thanniversary of the Grand Bahama TCCP. The 13 females and
17 males represented four high schools namely; St. Georges High School,
Eight Mile Rock High School, Sunland Baptist Academy and Grand Bahama
Under the theme “Embracing Technology Today, the
Foundation of Tomorrow,” the cadets were charged to take the skills they
learned during the past three years and use them to avail themselves to
the countless opportunities in the world of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)...
Nassau, Bahamas - Bel Canto Singers, 10th anniversary concert, May 23rd, 2015 at Christ Church Cathedral, George St. Nassau, New Providence.
for this milestone concert are well on their way and it promises to be a
grand performance covering a wide genre of music. This event will be
under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite
The group commences its weekend of celebrations with a
Champagne Dinner and Dance at the Balmoral Club on Thursday, May 21st at
7pm. There will be a raffle and door prizes. The guests will dance the
night away to the tunes of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Pop Band...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville on Monday welcomed a large number
of students from Global Leadership Academy Charter School (GLA) of
Philadelphia to Grand Bahama Island.
GLA is a kindergarten thru
eighth grade school with two small organized learning communities
located in West and Northeast Philadelphia. It prides itself on offering
holistic teaching and a strong learning environment...
Police investigate death of a man in Andros - May 20, 2015 - 9:08:08 AM
Andros, Bahamas - Police are investigating
the circumstances surrounding the death of a 48 – year old man who died
in Driggs Hill, South Andros around 2:00pm on Tuesday 19th May 2015. An
autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
A team of Detectives from the Central Detective Unit in New Providence is in Andros assisting with the investigations...
Though Coastal Awareness Month ended last
month, the Ministry of Tourism is continuing a partnership with Dolphins
Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island to educate children on the importance
of conservation and the environment.
Assistant Director of Marine
Education at Dolphins Encounters’ Project Beach Linzi Knowles Belton
said the company is happy to be a part of the Coastal Awareness
“We have two roles. We assist with the field trips. So
for Coastal Awareness Month, the Coastal Awareness Committee will send
various groups out on field trips...
incident reportedly occurred shortly after 12:00am on Wednesday 20th
May 2015 and involved a 2000 Hyundai Accent and a black 1997 Nissan
Maxima. The 2000 Hyundai Accent that was driven by the 51 year old male
was travelling west on East Sunrise Highway and the 1997 Nissan Maxima
vehicle that was driven by a 22 year old female of Freeport Gardens with
three passengers, was travelling south on East Atlantic Drive onto East
Sunrise Highway when the collision occurred...