The Public Hospitals Authority acknowledges the problem associated with
the compressors for the air conditioning unit for the Critical Care
Block, which failed as a result of the electrical power cuts and surges
associated therewith. Three (3) of the four (4) units as of 1pm today
have been restored, with the remaining unit scheduled to return online
by the end of this week. Orders to have the remaining compressors
replaced were executed with suppliers outside of the country as no local
vendor was able to provide the essential item. The replacement
compressors are now due to arrive in the Bahamas within the next few
days and will be installed with secondary UPS to mitigate against any
future power surges...
The public was left flabbergasted yesterday when a news report was
delivered describing the damaging effects to electrical equipment and
appliances that result from constant power cuts and inconsistent power
surges, which were blamed for crippling PMH’s surgical efficiency for
the past several weeks!
Wow – what an amazing revelation - this unprecedented delay in
understanding can only be attributed to the fact that the rabbit hole
must be powered by solar energy!
24-yr-old Selvinique Wright will be representing The Bahamas at Miss
Grand International 2016 this upcoming October in Las Vegas, USA.
model, whose goal is to become a police officer has been appointed as
Miss Grand Bahamas 2016. She plans to continue her studies in psychology
and sociology while continuing to mentor young ladies who may be
struggling with self discovery, purpose and hopefulness...
Nassau, The Bahamas - Minister of State for Investments the Hon. Khaalis
Rolle presented remarks at a “Doing
Business with The Bahamas” Forum in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday,
September 27th, 2016.
"As Minister of State for Investments I am looking forward to the
opportunity to meet and discuss investment opportunities for our country
with over 180 companies in the South Florida community," Minister Rolle
said at a press conference at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce...
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on former Baha Mar employees finally receiving their
“The Free National Movement is happy that the long
ordeal for thousands of Bahamians is finally over and they have started
to receive their wages for completed work that are long past due. The
FNM stood with the people for over a year as we carried this fight
forward, holding the PLP Government’s feet to the fire over this matter
forcing them to face the voices they so often ignore or silence. Last
week, when The Bahamas found out that the PLP’s secret deal did not
include the payment of CCA contractors for work done at Baha Mar, we
once again stood with the people and let our voices be heard, calling on
the embattled Prime Minister..."
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Francis Peter Benoit age 65 years and Sharon
Turner Benoit age 62 years both of #80 Hangman Close, Fortune Bay, Grand
Bahama and both American citizens, were formally arraigned on Tuesday
27th September 2016, before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in
Magistrate Court #1 on Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and
Possession of Ammunition with the intent to supply charges. Francis
Benoit pleaded guilty to both charges and was convicted and fine $10,000
dollars or two years at the Bahamas Department of Correctional
Nassau, Bahamas - Palm Cay, the family friendly, gated residential
community in Southeastern New Providence was recently announced as the
winner of the renowned Active Captain ‘1st Choice Award’ for
small-to-mid size marinas. This is the third consecutive year that the
community’s award-winning marina has been chosen as the top marina by
boaters on Active Choice. More than 250,000 boaters trust Active Captain
as an important source of information about marinas and local boating
knowledge throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the
Caribbean. According to Demaro Demeritte, Dock Master at Palm Cay, the
marina welcomes more than 300 boaters per year from all over the world.
While most boaters are from the United States and Canada, visitors from
as far as Australia have moored at the Palm Cay Marina...
Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Tuesday 27th September 2016
General situation: Unsettled weather will continue across the Northwest
and Central Bahamas due to an upper level low and rich moisture over the
Special warnings: Boaters and residents should remain alert for the risk
of funnel clouds or waterspouts…residents should also exercise caution
due to the risk of flooding in low lying and flood prone areas during
heavy rainfall and prolonged rainfall events...
In just two months time, the fourth edition of the SSL
Finals 2016 will open in Nassau, Bahamas. As always the top 12 skippers
in the SSL Ranking for the year are invited to challenge and join 13
VIPs sailors selected for the successes achieved in their sailing
career. Most of the VIPs are World or Olympic Champions , and for the
SSL Finals in 2016, with the Olympic Games just closed in Rio de
Janeiro, the SSL Finals will have some freshly medalled sailors.
The Star Sailors League can confirm that the top 5 skippers in the SSL Ranking have agreed to attend the SSL Finals 2016...
The 2016 Junkanoo Jam returns to Grand Bahama and will take place at the
St. Georges’ gymnasium from November 23rd through 27th, 2016. Teams
stay at the Grand Lucayan resort, and aside from basketball, the players
enjoy island destination activities during the Thanksgiving long
Participating teams North Carolina Tar Heels,
University of South Florida Bulls, Georgia
Bulldogs and Minnesota Golden Gophers will be featured in the Lucaya
Division; and the University of Dayton Flyers, Missouri Tigers, Georgia
Jackets and Georgia Bulldogs will complete in the
Freeport, Grand Bahama- Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a man hospitalized.
are that on Monday 26th September 2016 shortly after 7:00pm, a male
while at a business establishment in Bootle Bay, was stabbed to the
upper body with a knife by a co-worker. He was transported to the Rand
Memorial Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
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Come October 1st and 2nd, the city of Houston, Texas will host the
inaugural Houston Afro-Creole Music Festival, which promises to appeal
to the city’s diverse population.
The Afro Creole Fest will take
place at the Hobby Event Center on Saturday October 1st, 2016 and will
feature a mélange of creole sounds from the Caribbean islands of
Dominica and St. Lucia, American Zydeco Bands and African, Hip-Hop and
Soca Genres via a host of DJs from around the Region.
to event organizer Jon Glen Bannis, the idea for the festival came about
due to a lack of representation of Creole culture in Houston events...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, was present for signing of two contracts, for just
under $4 million, for major renovations at the Rand Memorial Hospital on
Monday, September 26, 2016.
The first contract, the amount of
$2,374,736.68 with Landstar Construction Company Ltd., will relocate the
hospital's kitchen and cafeteria allowing for the repurposing of the
newly vacated space into two four-bedded wards. As a result, there will
be the construction of new and upgraded kitchen and cafeteria facilities
expected to be completed within 32 weeks from the beginning of
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie said, on September 26, 2016, that he was "pleased"
that one month after the announcement of an agreement between the
Government of The Bahamas and the Export-Import Bank of China
(Eximbank), that "considerable progress" has been made in the
implementation of the Heads of Terms between the respective parties
relating to the remobilization, completion, sale and opening of the Baha
Mar mega mixed-use resort.
"As I have said before, these
arrangements, which have been approved by the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas in a sealed order as is customary in commercial matters of this
kind, represent a signal achievement for The Bahamas and a milestone in
the troubled history of Baha Mar," Prime Minister Christie said, at a
press conference on the Baha Mar property...
Nassau, Bahamas - More than 450 volunteers from all walks of life
turned out to participate in the 31st Anniversary of International
Coastal Cleanup in New Providence. Local students and Bahamian civic and
corporate organizations teamed up with visiting International groups
including Carnival Cruise Line staff to make a difference at South
Beach. To date, this global initiative has helped remove over 153
million pounds of marine litter from more than 312,000 miles of
coastlines and waterways since it began 31 years ago.
International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest one-day volunteer
event created to prevent and eliminate pollution of the marine
environment. This year, volunteers in New Providence turned out to
clean-up beaches and wetlands...
With the launch of two web-based platforms aimed at strengthening the
Institute’s position as a centre for research, and supporting its
mission to increase community engagement through distance learning,
Executive Director Dr Raveenia Roberts Hanna said the Bahamas
Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) has experienced an
exponential surge to its technology platform with the start of the 2016
The addition of a web portfolio that supports online courses and
distance learning, and the increased holdings of the Institute’s Library
and Information Services through EBSCOhost Research Database has far
reaching implications for the Institute, now entering its third year of
I am pleased today, one month after the announcement of an agreement
between the Government of The Bahamas and the Export-Import Bank of
China, that considerable progress has been made in the implementation of
the Heads of Terms between the respective parties relating to the
remobilization, completion, sale and opening of the Baha Mar mega
As I have said before these arrangements which
have been approved by the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in a sealed
order as is customary in commercial matters of this kind, represent a
signal achievement for The Bahamas and a milestone in the troubled
history of Baha Mar. Within the constraints of the sealed Court Order
relating to the Heads of Terms...
The Road Traffic Department today advised the public that the
image of the License Plate circulated on the various Social Media
platforms this past weekend is NOT the design of the NEW License Plate
to be introduced as a part of the Department’s new modernization plan.The
Controller of Road Traffic expressed his extreme disappointment that
the Department’s efforts to transform the department, and to introduce
new methods and systems of operation, are being adversely impacted by
those who are determined to undermine the process, by issuing false
information on the automation efforts. In this regard, the Controller
informed that there will be no increase in fees as a result of the
automation project, and nor is there any need for drivers to purchase
new license plates, if they have already licensed their vehicles. The
normal licensing fees remain in effect. The Controller advised further
that the automation is...
Nassau, Bahamas - Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement
(FNM), issued the following statement on reports that the Princess
Margaret Hospital air conditioning outages are being caused by BPL
“This Government has set up an appalling system
of ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’. Baha Mar sits in their ‘have’ category,
while it continues to sit and utilize electricity even though it has
over $26 million in unpaid bills that the government decided to ignore.
On the other side are the people and those families that sat with no
electricity over the summer and endured sweltering heat.”
NASSAU, Bahamas - Every once in a while you should pack your bags, get
the girls and get away for the weekend, and there’s no better place to
be refreshed and inspired than the International Women’s Empowerment
Summit (IWES) on Paradise Island.
One of the most anticipated events of the year is scheduled for October
19 – 21 at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and is filled with life
changing activities, including eight stimulating panels, and busy women
are invited to take time out to benefit from the dynamic summit...
BULLOCK'S HARBOUR, The Berry Islands, The Bahamas - Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie announced during a town
meeting at Bullock's Harbour, in the Berry Islands, on September 23,
2016, that he and a delegation of senior Cabinet Ministers Government
officials met earlier that day with a U.S. developer who was seeking to
start construction by year's end of a small hotel and condominium
project on Great Harbour Cay, effectively increasing the tourism product
in the Berry Islands by some 101 rooms.
"The developer has the capacity to finance it, to see it built," Prime Minister Christie said...
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association is honored to support the theme
and aims of World Tourism Day this year: "TOURISM FOR ALL - Promoting
Most of our members have recognized the importance of
ensuring their properties, facilities and offerings are accessible to
all visitors regardless of their physical capacities. They have also
have expended time and resources sharing best practices to create the
infrastructure and experiences for our guests as well as residents of
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand
Bahama, will undergo nearly four-million-dollar upgrade and renovations.
contracts were signed in the nation’s second city on Monday morning,
September 26, 2016 -- one with Landstar Construction Company Limited
costing $2,374,736.68 and the other with Pinnacle Investment
Construction Company Limited for $1,620,666.53. Landstar is headed by
Mr. Kenton Grant, while Pinnacle’s president is Mr. Michael Edwards...
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be
water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon
erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes.
increases the possibility that missions to Europa may be able to sample
Europa’s ocean without having to drill through miles of ice.
ocean is considered to be one of the most promising places that could
potentially harbor life in the solar system,” said Geoff Yoder, acting
associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in
Nassau, Bahamas - Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity
established for African American Men, was founded at Cornell University
in Ithaca, New York December 4, 1906 by seven college men who recognized
the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants on
campus. The visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the fraternity,
are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones,
George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and
Vertner Woodson Tandy. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the
fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's
principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting
New York -- Statement by The Hon. Frederick A. Mitchell, MP
of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas at
the Seventy-first Regular Session of the United Nations General
Assembly 26th September, 2016:
UNGA Theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world."
year this time, general elections will have been held in The Bahamas.
This means that this is the last time that I will address this assembly
in this term. For me it has been a special privilege, one that I have
cherished since I first stepped onto this platform in 2002...
Nassau, Bahamas - REV announced that it will serve as a primary sponsor
for the 2016 Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival, continuing its
tradition of supporting the event since its inception.
theatre festival runs from Monday September 26 to Saturday, October 8
with two productions hitting the main stage and three taking the Black
Box stage at The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.
its eighth year, Shakespeare in Paradise has become a calendar event for
fans of live theatre who enjoy William Shakespeare's works and the best
in Caribbean, African, American and world theatre...
CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – The Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of Environment
and Housing travelled to Saint Lucia to co-chair the historic first
Caribbean Challenge Initiative Council Meeting. The CCI first Council
Meeting was held on Friday, September 23. The CCI is comprised of
Caribbean Governments determined to safeguard their marine and coastal
resources. Minister Dorsett also represented The Bahamas at the 4th
Annual Caribbean Marine Biodiversity Fund Meeting on the island which
ran from on September 19 – 22.
The CCI was established eight years ago but Friday marked its groundbreaking Council Meeting...