||Last Updated: Oct 24, 2014 - 1:59:30 AM
Contract Signed for Completion of Grand Bahama Arts and Crafts Center - Oct 23, 2014 - 10:29:51 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville along
with Mr. Arnold A. Forbes M.P., Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural
Industrial Corporation on Wednesday evening participated in contract signing
for the completion of the Grand Bahama Arts and Crafts building.
McDonald Construction Company has been awarded the contract for the completion
of the construction and retrofitting of the facility located on East Sunrise
explained that since the acquisition of the facility in 2011, the gallery has
been renovated, but to date, certain parts of the facility...
Bahamian model, Kendrick Kemp walks in World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto - Oct 23, 2014 - 9:17:16 PM
TORONTO, Canada - Bahamian model and entrepreneur, Kendrick Kemp just
put in another walk down the international runway, and this time he was
in Ontario for the World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto.
walked for Canadian designer, Christopher Bates who has become
well-known for his white collars with a lipstick kiss, and James Bond
inspired attire. Bates, who lives between Milan and Toronto creates
custom suits, tuxedos, coats and dress shirts for men and his label is
carried by Holt Renfrew and other boutiques in Canada.
Kemp is the founder of Fashion For A Cause (FFAC), an annual event in
his home city of Nassau, Bahamas. The next Fashion For A Cause will take
place on March 29th, 2015...
Two Abaco suspects arraigned: Possession of firearm & ammunition - Oct 23, 2014 - 6:47:48 PM
ABACO, Bahamas - On
Tuesday 21st October 2014, 32 year old Jermaine Dumercy of the Mudd,
Abaco, appeared before Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt at the
Magistrate Court, Marsh Harbour, Abaco on Possession of Firearm charge.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to (2) years at Her Majesty’s Prison
in New Providence. This is in connection to an incident that was
reported to police on the 19th August, 2013.
Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 25 year old Renaldo Newton of #2 Bayshore
Road, Murphy Town, Abaco, appeared before Magistrate Joyann Ferguson –
Pratt at the Magistrate Court, Marsh Harbour, Abaco on (2) counts of
Possession of Firearm and (2) counts of Possession of Ammunition...
India’s National Security Advisor Opens The Munich Security Conference (MSC) - Oct 23, 2014 - 6:11:51 PM
INDIA - On October 21/22, the MSC held its 6th MSC Core Group
Meeting, this time in New Delhi in cooperation with the Observer
Research Foundation. The conference in New Delhi focused on security
architecture in Europe and Asia. Questions of maritime security in the
Indo-Pacific, cyber security, as well as challenges of global governance
and the role of emerging powers were also discussed.
India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval opened the conference
with a programmatic speech on Indian foreign policy in which he stressed
the importance of democracy and co-operation between democratic states
for global peace and security.
Pam Burnside: Where is our spunk? - Oct 23, 2014 - 6:06:40 PM
I have just returned from an
interesting lecture on ‘Our Right to Know’ at the College of The Bahamas, and was
intrigued by a comment made by one of the panelists, Retired Justice Jeanne
Thompson, who bemoaned the sense of apathy that exists amongst the students at
that institution as well as the complacency that has pervaded the country on
the whole. She was asking, quite rightly: where is our spunk?
As the foremost tertiary
institution in the country, COB has a crucial role to play in molding the young
minds of this country and shaping our future..
Co-operatives Balance People, Planet, and Profit - Oct 23, 2014 - 6:04:15 PM
Bahamas -- The Department of Co-operative Development in the Ministry of
Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government in conjunction with The
Bahamas Cooperative League Limited held a Distinguished Lecture on Thursday,
October 16 at The College of The Bahamas (COB) in celebration of International Credit
Union Day observed October 16.
which is among events marking the 40th anniversary of cooperatives
in The Bahamas was held under the theme “Accelerating Wealth Creation Through
PM Speaks at Statoil Expansion; Mentions GB Ebola Procedures - Oct 23, 2014 - 5:54:53 PM
his address at the ceremonies, the Prime Minister took the opportunity to
inform the public of a Task Force that is in place to deal with Ebola and other
health issues. He also advised that Mr. Greg Bartlett, a former Chief of Staff
at the Rand Hospital has been recommended to head the Task Force of Grand
Bahama, and that the Minister for Grand Bahama...
ROCK, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie was
in Grand Bahama Thursday morning to participate in Ground Breaking ceremonies
for the new Statoil South Riding Point, LLC Administration Building.
Local AKA Chapter Sorority Members take on International Posts - Oct 23, 2014 - 5:24:11 PM
The Eta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated
continues to trail blaze within the international region and the
sorority at large as six local members are appointed to international
On the heels of the chapter's 50th
anniversary, and the 66th International Conference in Charlotte, North
Carolina the following members were acknowledged and appointed to
international committees by the 29th International President Mrs.
Dorothy Buchanan-Wilson who also introduced a new platform “Launching
New Dimensions of Service”.
Mrs. Mavis Johnson-Collie -
Chairman of the International Archives Committee, a Life Member and
Silver Star of the sorority, former president of the Eta Psi Omega
Chapter. Johnson-Collie has served as the first member from the
international region to be appointed to international committees and an
elected member to the International nominating committee...
U.S. State Department Issues Worldwide Caution - Oct 23, 2014 - 4:46:49 PM
Worldwide Caution Issued From The Department of State
The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide
information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence
against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens
are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take
appropriate steps to incre
ase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated April 10, 2014.
The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of
terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against
U.S. citizens and interests overseas...
Bahamas concert with Tarrus Riley canceled due to inclement weather - Oct 23, 2014 - 4:17:53 PM
Bahamas - The party slated for October 25, for the second year in a row
at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort’s Private Island featuring
performances by internationally acclaimed reggae recording artist Tarrus
Riley and up-and-coming reggae sensation Chronixx with his band
ZincFence redemption has been canceled.
to the risks associated with such severe weather, the Sandals
Foundation has been forced to cancel what they hoped to be the Caribbean
party of the year.
In good faith, ticket holders will be fully refunded...
Bahamas Striping Invests in $80,000.00 Machinery - Oct 23, 2014 - 3:49:27 PM
Grand Bahama - Caribbean Pavement Solutions, a subsidiary of Bahamas
Striping Group of Companies, most recently introduced its revolutionary
product, Rejuvaseal to the Bahamian market.
is an asphalt rejuvenator which is designed to help preserve and
prevent the asphalt from degradation from oxidation from the weather,
water, fuel, and other elements.
Seahorse Plaza in Grand Bahama is the first recipient of the product.
Since the application of the product, it has now become an integral part
of the asphalt, and the longevity of the asphalt will increase to three
to five years...
VAT Family Island Clinics to Begin - Oct 23, 2014 - 3:48:46 PM
The first clinic is scheduled for Marsh Harbour, Abaco next
Tuesday and Wednesday.
It will be held at the Bahamas Government Complex beginning
at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.
There is also a registration clinic scheduled for Bimini on
The clinic will be held at the courthouse from 11:00
A schedule of upcoming Family Island clinics will be
published on Monday, October 29th.
New edition of ‘A Little Bahamian Cookbook’ now available - Oct 23, 2014 - 3:23:56 PM
Back in 1989, local
artist and art educator Sue Bennett-Williams was approached by the owner
of Appletree Press in Dublin, Ireland to create illustrations for a
small cookbook that would be introduced as a part of their series. At
that time, Sue had been making a name for herself in the art community
in The Bahamas by creating vibrant watercolors of all forms of tropical
flora found throughout The Bahamas and when given the opportunity to
work on this project with author Rosamund Roberts (nee Lambert), Sue
jumped at the idea.
The first edition of ‘A Little Bahamian
Cookbook’ hit the local market in 1990 and was available throughout The
Bahamas for at least a decade. Then suddenly it became very scarce and
eventually disappeared completely.
Senator Hunt Visits Embassy of Bahamas in Washington - Oct 23, 2014 - 3:07:47 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator
Heather Hunt, who is currently participating in U.S. State Department’s
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), visited the Embassy of The
Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
the absence of His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States, who is currently participating in Diplomatic Week in Nassau, Senator
Hunt was welcomed to the Embassy by Mr. Chet Neymour, Charge’ de Affaires a.i./Deputy
Chief of Mission; Miss Krissy Hanna, Second Secretary; and Mr. Mikhail Bullard,
Third Secretary. The IVLP is the U.S. State Department’s premier professional
Uppercut Band October concert at the Dive In @ Unexso is Oct. 25th - Oct 23, 2014 - 3:04:26 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at Unexso on Saturday, OCTOBER 25th for another amazing LIVE Concert at the Marina under the stars!
Our Concert at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut is all about providing a unique musical experience for
of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of
great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and
you've one heck of an awesome night out!
IWFS: Cuba’s “Art and Fashion Project” (Arte y Moda) - Nov. 8th - Oct 23, 2014 - 3:04:08 PM
Islands of the World
Fashion Showcase is pleased to present,
Cuba’s “Art and Fashion Project”
(Arte y Moda) coming to Nassau on Saturday,
November 8th at 7pm at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, West Hill Street.
from Havana and seen for only the 2nd time outside of Cuba, Islands of
the World Fashion Showcase presents “Arte y Moda” (“Art and Fashion
Project”) – where art, fashion, dance and music fuse together to become
an awe-inspiring spectacle.
Tickets are now available online or at the following locations...
St. Maarten to host 2nd Annual International Women’s Soccer Tournament - Oct 23, 2014 - 2:55:09 PM
SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten (Tuesday, October 21, 2014)—The second
Annual International Women’s Soccer Tournament, which will be hosted by
the Soualiga Soccer Association (SSA) from October 24 – 26, 2014, will
carry the name of SXM Airport as its “title sponsor.”
About 100 persons are expected to participate in this event, which will be held at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex.
Soualiga Soccer Association solicited sponsorship from SXM Airport, as
its corporate sponsor, to ensure the necessary funds are raised to host
the event. SXM Airport has accepted to offer a significant financial
contribution to facilitate the organization of this major tournament.
According to Kalifa Hickinson, SXM’s Corporate Communications
Specialist, “this is in keeping with our corporate social
responsibility, as well as our efforts to promote and support sports in
"Nygard’s Attorney Letter Branded ‘Pathetic Smoke Screen’" - Oct 23, 2014 - 2:45:06 PM
claims of FNM conspiracy dismissed as a weak attempt by fashion designer to
mask his own ties to the governing PLP party
Nassau, Bahamas –
The claims that the opposition FNM is involved in a conspiracy against Peter
Nygard were yesterday dismissed as an “utter fiction” designed to disguise the
controversial fashion designer’s own ties to the governing PLP.
Fred Smith, QC, legal director for Save The Bays,
said the conspiracy claim by Nygard’s US attorney Marc Kasowitz, made without
any supporting evidence, is also an attempt to keep the lid on a wealth of
Poppy Presented to Bahamas Governor General - Oct 23, 2014 - 2:44:37 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Officers and members of the British Legion
Bahamas Branch paid a courtesy call and presented Her Excellency the
Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling with the ‘First Poppy’ of
Remembrance at Government House on Monday, October 20, 2014.
was presented to the Governor General in recognition of upcoming
Remembrance Day in November to memorialize those who lost their lives in
war. The remembrance poppy alludes to poppies that bloomed on
battlefields of Flanders in World War 1...
Baha Mar Eco-Reef Attracts Renewed Marine Life - Oct 23, 2014 - 2:38:49 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Parrotfish,
sea urchins, sponges and coral are
flourishing in the crystal-clear waters off the $3.5 billion Baha Mar
resort, as the luxury destination has completed the installation of more
than 300 eco-coral antlers to enhance its artificial reef experience.
to encourage coral and marine life at Baha Mar began in April 2014,
when Baha Mar’s environmental team began the installation of coral
and 48 reef balls on the seabed. The installation wrapped up in mid-July, when the final coral antlers were placed...
8 Documentary Shorts on Oscars's 2014 Shortlist - Oct 23, 2014 - 2:27:04 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders
for the 87th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which
three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.
Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s
58 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to
PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.
The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:
“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” Perry Films
“Joanna,” Wajda Studio
“Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace,” Show of Force
“The Lion’s Mouth Opens,” Tree Tree Tree...
Help the Junkanoo Commandos get to France! - Oct 23, 2014 - 1:40:43 PM
JUNKANOO COMMANDOS TO THE WORLD
from The Beautiful Islands of The Bahamas! We are the JUNKANOO
COMMANDOS, a group of young professional part time artists of The
Bahamas. We have been participating in our number one cultural festival
(JUNKANOO) from we were all able to walk on our own. A small group of
us came together to form the JUNKANOO COMMANDOS in 2007 for the purpose
of showcasing and exporting our cultural expression of JUNKANOO, and
developing a means by which to create job opportunities for some of the
members of The JUNKANOO COMMANDOS that want to become FULL TIME ARTISTS.
We are also continuing to create other opportunities for young artists
within our communities in The Bahamas.
German Ambassador calls on Bahamas Governor General - Oct 23, 2014 - 12:56:16 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - His Excellency
Joachim Christoph Schmillen, Ambassador Designate of Germany to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to the
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government
House on Wed
nesday, October 22, 2014...
A Family Mission Statement - Oct 23, 2014 - 12:49:12 PM
Some time ago I attended a
Family Enrichment Seminar in Nassau during the summer. The question was asked
to write a mission statement for your life. I thought to myself that the
presenter was just being hilarious. However, he was serious about his
statement. He said it yet again; write for me a mission statement for your
life. I then begin to ask myself the question what is my mission statement for
my life? As I begin to answer this question, it was effortless for me to be
myself, and understand that every life has a mission. Fulfilling our mission is
the most essential in life.
A mission statement is
formal, short, or written statement of the purpose of a company or
organization. As I’m writing this article, I think about the Rand Memorial
Hospital. As soon as you enter the doors, you would see a...
3 ceramic artists to exhibit in "Trio" at Doongalik Studios - Oct 23, 2014 - 12:43:42 PM
In recent years, Subrennah Gomez-Higgs, Janet Jennings and Jeanine
Lampkin have been firing up their ceramic works and appetites for
artistic expression under the tutelage of experienced ceramicist, Joann
Behagg. Now, the three artists are sharing their works and passion for
lifelong creative growth in a show entitled ‘Trio ‘.
was Behagg’s. Having taught the three women together in her Saturday
ceramic art lessons, Behagg believed each woman’s talents would
complement the others in an exhibition.
“They seem to gel really
well as a group while doing the classes,” explained Behagg. “I thought
they were ready and had enough skills to have a show.”
is the first for Jennings and Lampkin and the second for Gomez-Higgs.
The exhibition will be held at Doongalik Studios on Village Road and
will feature fresh takes on decorative and functional staples like
platters, vases, tea sets and candle holders...
OAS Condems Attacks in Ottawa, Canada - Oct 23, 2014 - 12:41:38 PM
General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel
Insulza, today condemned "the cowardly shooting of a soldier dutifully
guarding Canada’s war memorial and the subsequent armed attack on
which represent an affront to the very symbols of Canadian democracy,”
and expressed his support and the Organization's for the Government of
Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The Secretary General offered his condolences to the family of Corporal
Nathan Cirillo, who was killed in the attack at the Cenotaph, and said
he stood in solidarity with all Canadians during this difficult time. He
also noted the courage of members of the
security services who risked their lives...
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Coming in December - Oct 23, 2014 - 12:38:43 PM
It has been announced that Atlanta-based fast food giant Popeyes will be the official sponsor of The Bahamas Bowl.
The game will be played on December 24th in Nassau at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.
will feature teams from Conference USA and the Mid-American
Conference.“Popeyes is honored to partner with the Bahamas Bowl to bring
this historic bowl game to college football fans everywhere,” Hector
Munoz, Vice President of Marketing for Popeyes, said in a press release.
BREEF Gains International Attention for Underwater Sculptures - Oct 23, 2014 - 12:35:20 PM
BREEF’s Sir Nicholas
Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden installed off the western coastline
of New Providence Island in The Bahamas earlier this month is receiving
international attention from scores of on-line journals and news outlets
around the world.
“We are excited by the recognition our
project, and by extension The Bahamas, is attracting around the world,”
said Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, BREEF’s executive director.
“Daily Mail” which boasts average daily circulation of over 1.7 million
copies, carried the headline “Weight of the ocean on her shoulders! 18ft
Atlas sculpture dropped off coast of the Bahamas to form incredible..."