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Bahamas China Friendship Association elects new officers - Sep 23, 2014 - 12:41:57 AM
Nassau, Bahamas –The
Bahamas China Friendship Association ratified its incoming officers for the
year 2014-2015, naming Anthony Capron as the new president at the Annual
General Meeting, Sept. 19, at the Balmoral Club.
Also ratified were
Denise Dorsette, vice president; Aaron Brice, treasurer; LaPaige Gardiner,
secretary; Gena Gibbs, public relations director. The trustees are: Lloyd Wong,
Andy Gomez and Kevin Simmons.
Ambassador of China to
The Bahamas Yuan Guisen was also in attendance at the AGM, which was moderated
by Sen. Joseph Curry, founding president...
Severe weather warning for Bimini and Grand Bahama - Sep 23, 2014 - 12:21:30 AM
Nassau, the bahamas -
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm
warning with effect from 11:50pm Monday, September 22, until 5:00 am
Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
Severe weather warning is now in
effect for Bimini and Grand Bahama and a watch is in effect for Northern
Andros, Abaco and their adjacent waters.
At 11:50pm observation,
radar and satellite imagery showed clusters of active thunderstorms
near and over Bimini and Grand Bahama and approaching Northern Andros
$45,000 drug bust in east Grand Bahama - Sep 22, 2014 - 7:47:30 PM
Grand Bahama, The
Bahamas - On Monday 22nd September 2014, Officers of the Drug
Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant on a residence in Eastern
Grand Bahama and discovered (2) black bag containing a number of clear
plastic wrap of suspected marijuana, a brown box containing a kilo of
suspected cocaine and a black Glock pistol with (2) clips containing
ammunitions. A 42 year old male and a 28 year old female were both
arrested and taken into police custody.
The estimated weight of suspected cocaine is one kilo and its estimated street value is $22,000.00 twenty two thousand dollars.
The estimated weight of the marijuana is 23.5 lbs and its estimated...
Bahamas PM Christie to address the United Nations on climate change - Sep 22, 2014 - 5:35:15 PM
Prime Minister the Rt.
Hon. Perry G. Christie travels to New York City this evening along with
a ministerial delegation ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit
2014 where he is expected to deliver the country’s statement on climate
change to the UN general assembly.
Accompanying the Prime
Minister are First Lady, Mrs. Bernadette Christie; Minister of Tourism,
Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Fred Mitchell and
the Environment and Housing Minister, Hon. Kenred Dorsett...
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Bahamas PM Vows Even Greater Resolve to End Transnational Crime - Sep 22, 2014 - 5:15:24 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The
Government of The Bahamas will do all that is necessary, legislatively,
strategically and operationally, to guard and protect the heritage of those
Bahamians alive today and those yet unborn from transnational criminal
activity, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie vowed.
“In this vein, we must spare no
effort at both the strategic and operational levels, to put an end to
cross-border criminal activities such as illegal immigration, human
trafficking, drug smuggling, and arms trafficking,” Mr. Christie said.
“Further, I believe by our initiative
to continuously upgrade the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in every possible
“Walk for the Cure” CIBC FirstCaribbean (Bahamas) Steps it up for Cancer Fundraiser - Sep 22, 2014 - 4:54:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Sister-to-Sister Breast Cancer
Support Group, The Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative Foundation, and the
Cancer Societies in Abaco, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and New Providence
will all benefit from the funds raised at the CIBC First Caribbean’s 5th
Annual “Walk for the Cure” on Sunday October 5th from Goodman’s Bay at 7
In the lead up to the event CIBC management and staff have
scheduled a multitude of team building and fund-raising events to
benefit local Cancer research and care organisations. Since August, bank
employees have been engaged in on and off-site fund raising activities
nation-wide to add to the donations that will be raised from the “Walk
for the Cure” event on October 5th.
The Bank kicked off the
fundraising activities with a weekly jeans-day fundraiser, where every
casual Friday until the Walk for the Cure, employees, for a small
contribution, could wear jeans to work to show their support...
Minister of Environment on the Bahamas National Energy Policy 2013-2033 - Sep 22, 2014 - 4:27:45 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a statement from Minister Kenred Dorsett on the Bahamas National Energy Policy 2013-2033:
Recognizing the critical need for reform
within the energy sector of The Bahamas, the government has set about
effecting transformation through legislation and policy changes. This
position is in keeping with our commitment in the Charter for
Governance, beginning at page 37, to reduce the cost of electricity and
to address the use of alternative energy sources and increasing
efficiencies at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation...
Carnival Corp President to Headline Chamber’s Annual Meet ‘n Greet for CEOs at Palm Cay - Sep 22, 2014 - 4:18:21 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Arnold W. Donald, who heads the $3.6 billion
Carnival Corporation, will headline the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and
Employers’ Confederation annual mix and mingle for business leaders,
movers and shakers at an event being called The Wind Down: Where
Business + Leisure Meet October 2.
The networking reception
focusing on what creates sustainable success is expected to draw a
waiting list of attendees. It will be held at the Billfish Grill at Palm
Cay, the 350-home mixed residential and marina community that has been a
success story in its own right, winning, among other accolades, the
first Bahamas Contractors Association award presented to a development
rather than a contractor...
TM Godfrey Rahming wins Area 93 Humorous Speech Competition - Sep 22, 2014 - 4:05:18 PM
September 12th, 2014,
Toastmasters International, Bahamas Division I, Area 93 held its annual
Humorous Speech & Evaluation Competition at the Pelican Bay Hotel.
clubs in Area 93 include Freeport Eagles Club 1425, Club Destiny
839960, Abaco Lighthouse Beamers Club 1314025, Abaco Bahamas Union of
Teachers Pacesetters Club 3207641 and Bank of The Bahamas Eagles Club
1342880, New Providence.
Humorous Speech & Evaluation Competition is one of the featured
annual events that occur in the Toastmasters International calendar. All
clubs are encouraged to hold competitions. The winners of the clubs’...
Baha Mar makes Donation to The Nature Conservancy to Support Coral Restoration - Sep 22, 2014 - 2:54:26 PM
Baha Mar Ltd., has made a
generous donation to support The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Bahamas Coral Conservation
project which will be used to expand coral nurseries and restore reefs in waters
surrounding New Providence, Bahamas.
The Caribbean contains some of the world’s richest marine biodiversity,
harboring 10% of the world’s coral reefs, 1,400 species of fish and marine
mammals and mile after mile of mangrove forests. Caribbean lives and
livelihoods directly depend upon healthy marine and coastal resources. In the
past decade there has been significant loss of these important habitats.
Attorney Keod Smith on the Oil Spill at Adelaide - Sep 22, 2014 - 2:48:45 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by Attorney Keod Smith, Founder and CEO of the Clifton National Heritage
Foundation (CNHF) and Ambassador for the Environment and Chairman - BEST
inception in April 2013, the Clifton National Heritage Foundation (CNHF) has
been keenly concerned about the 30-plus years of pollution caused by oil spills
and seepage in the seas off of Clifton Pier and the adjoining Bay of Clifton.
Last week’s reports in the
newspapers of the discovery of oil washing up on the beaches of Adelaide gives
us cause to take the immediate...
TCI's First Female Chief Justice Sworn In - Sep 22, 2014 - 2:40:56 PM
Excellency the Governor, Peter Beckingham, swore in Ms Margaret
Ramsay-Hale as the Turks and Caicos Islands first female Chief Justice
today, September 22.
The Chief Justice is the highest judicial
officer in the country, and acts as a chief administrative officer for
the courts. The principal responsibilities of the position include
presiding over b
oth civil and criminal
trials in Grand Turk and Providenciales, as well as dealing with
sufficiency, plea and direction hearings.
“I warmly welcome the
appointment of the first female Chief Justice in the Turks and Caicos,”
commented the Governor speaking at the ceremony...
Bahamas Education Minister Addresses Ernest T. Strachan Advanced Toastmasters Club 7108 - Sep 22, 2014 - 1:22:28 PM
an attempt to bring balance to the curriculum offering, he mentioned that there
were very little options and opportunities for those who were not academically
inclined to succeed. According to the Minister...
Nassau, Bahamas - In
his pursuit to strengthen public private partnerships and improve the
perception of public schools, The Minister of Education, Science and Technology,
the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald graciously addressed the Ernest T. Strachan Advanced
Toastmasters Club 7108 on Wednesday, 17th September, 2014. Under the
theme, “A New Year, A New Dawn in Education!” Minister Fitzgerald took the
opportunity to inform those in attendance of the paradigm shifts that have
occurred since he became the Minister.
St. Lucia Government Called upon to End Diversionary Political Tactics in Guy Joseph Affair - Sep 22, 2014 - 1:15:55 PM
CASTRIES, St Lucia – At a time when most
Saint Lucians are reeling from high food prices, few jobs and rampant
criminal activities on the island, the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM)
has called upon the government to end its diversionary political warfare
in the Guy Joseph affair.
After more than two years, there
has yet to be an arrest or even a single charge laid against Guy Joseph
for allegations of corruption during his term as the island’s Minister
of Communications and Works (2006–2011). The time has come for the Saint
Lucia Labour Party (SLP) to unburden the people of Saint Lucia and put
an end to what is seemingly a game of politics as usual....
OAS, PAHO, and Trinidad and Tobago Organize Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases - Sep 22, 2014 - 1:12:28 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS)
will host, together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and
the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, a high level meeting in
Washington, DC on September 30, titled “Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
In the Americas: Awareness, Access, Action.”
The OAS event will
discuss policy and practical mechanisms to raise awareness and address
the prevalence of NCDs in the Americas. The half-day meeting at OAS
headquarters will take place on the sidelines of the week-long PAHO
Directing Council Meetings, and will bring together stakeholders from
the healthcare industry, educators, medical groups, representatives of
OAS member states and other groups. PAHO Director Carissa Etienne will
address a special private breakfast gathering for Health Ministers,
ahead of the official start of the meeting.
Immerse Bahamas Cat Island Delegation Headed to Richton Illinois for Sister Cities Negotiations - Sep 22, 2014 - 12:49:19 PM
A delegation from Cat Island and The
Bahamas is headed to Richton Park, Illinois, for Sister Cities negotiations.
group will be in Richton Park from September 22nd- 25th, 2014 to
further explore the reciprocal benefits to be achieved as a result of the
sister cities relationship.
Moxey, President and CEO of Immerse Bahamas, is among the delegation travelling
Bahamas, a destination and project management company that aims to promote
culturally-immersive programs, has partnered with Sister Cities International
to develop sister city relationships intended...
Check out Flying Fish Oyster Night! - Sep 22, 2014 - 12:48:59 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -
Flying Fish Modern Seafood offers waterside Happy Hour
every day between 5 to 7 pm.
Enjoy the comfort of our couches on the floating dock!
$5 wine of the day, $5 mixed drinks and 2 for $5 Sands or Sands Light
In addition to happy hour,
Wednesdays are OYSTER nights! Enjoy
fresh-off-the-plane Malpeque oysters -
the only fresh oysters on the half shell available on the island...
Every Wednesday night on the patio $34 a dozen or $3 each...
Commonwealth Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers to meet in New York - Sep 22, 2014 - 12:45:08 PM
13th annual meeting of Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers will take
place in New York this week alongside the 69th session of the United
Nations General Assembly.
On Thursday, 25 September,
Ministers will be briefed on priority development concerns of small
states, the Commonwealth’s interaction with the G20 group of countries
and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. At
their meeting, Foreign Ministers will also examine progress made in
implementing the mandates agreed by Commonwealth leaders in Colombo, Sri
Lanka in 2013 and will be briefed on the Commonwealth’s progress in
realising its fundamental political values, as set out in the
Commonwealth Charter of 2012. In this regard, they will have the
opportunity to be briefed about the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s
Good Offices work, Commonwealth election support, and human rights
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Monday, September 22nd - Sep 22, 2014 - 12:31:46 PM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Monday 22nd September 2014.
General situation: A stationary front remains across Central Florida and
will influence the weather over the extreme Northwest Bahamas as it
dissipates later today, meanwhile an upper level trough remains across
the Southeast Bahamas.
For the Northwest Bahamas
Weather: Partly cloudy, warm and humid today with a few scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms, turning fair and humid tonight with the
slight chance of a brief passing shower.
Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers and thunderstorms...
Supermodel of the Bahamas set for October 10th-12th - Sep 22, 2014 - 11:57:05 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The premiere modeling competition out of The Bahamas is set for October 10th through 12th.
Three spectacular events: Contestants Launch; Swimsuit/Best Body Award: and The Finale.
For advanced reservations, request your tickets on the event page and
receive a 10% discount on all three event tickets before deadline
September 22nd, 2014...
Nassau Murder Suspects to be Charged Today - Sep 22, 2014 - 11:39:52 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following suspects are to be charged at 12:00pm today:
males ages 27yr and 16yrs both of Johnson Road for the murder of
Dakheil Curry that occurred on Johnson Road on Tuesday 16th September
Four males ages 22yrs of Stack Avenue, 18yrs of Bacardi
Road, 18yrs of Cottonwood Street and age 47yrs of Cowpen Road reference
to possession of unlicensed firearm...
“Climate Marches Promote Moral Travesty” - Sep 22, 2014 - 11:28:48 AM
Opinion Piece: Climate
change activists are unwittingly supporting one of the greatest moral
travesties of our time: the valuing of people yet to be born more than
those suffering today.
Rather than focus on helping vulnerable
people adapt to real climate change in the present, activists
concentrate on mitigation, trying to avert hypothetical events that may,
or may not, someday happen.
Compounding the injustice, most
climate campaigners oppose developing nations pulling themselves out of
poverty through the use of their least expensive and most abundant
energy sources: hydrocarbon fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas...
Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada hosts reception at TIFF - Sep 22, 2014 - 10:15:10 AM
Toronto - H.E. Dr. Calsey Johnson was
Patron of a Private Reception honouring a young Bahamian Filmmaker, Mr.
Kareem Mortimer and Bahamian Films during the Toronto International Film
Festival. This event, held on Thursday, 11 September 2014, not only
celebrated the work of Kareem Mortimer but also those of emerging
Bahamian artists and strengthened the ties between the filmmaking
community in The Bahamas and Canada.
In attendance were a number
of producers and filmmakers as well as Bahamians living in Canada and
provided a great opportunity for Canadians and Bahamians to learn more
about investment potentials in the filmmaking industry in The Bahamas...
GB Port Authority welcomes clarity on Customs Regulations from the Prime Minister - Sep 22, 2014 - 2:11:59 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – The Prime Minister
addressed recent agreement by the Government to remove various customs
fees paid by Port Licencees from July 2013, while touring the Grand
Bahama Shipyard today.
Since July 1st 2014, imports of duty free goods under the HCA under C14 forms are no longer subject to the 1% processing fee.
press comments as to certain export and other fees on such goods not as
yet having been removed as contemplated, the Prime Minister
reiterated at a Press conference: "The Government honours its
commitments. There is no deviation from the intention. I directed this
be settled during the course of today.”
Bahamas Health Minister statement on man who died 'rumoured' to have Ebola - Sep 22, 2014 - 2:01:32 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a Statement by Minister of Health, the Hon. Perry Gomez:
the late evening of Sunday 14th September, 2014 a medically distressed
gentleman was rescued at sea, from a freighter by the United States
Coast Guard, via helicopter, to New Providence where he was admitted to
Upon admission to hospital the patient was
assessed and evaluated as being gravely ill, confused, restless, unable
to communicate coherently and with abnormal low vital signs. He was
managed as an infectious disease case, ensuring universal precautions
and protocols. These precautions were utilized for ALL healthcare
personnel as well as the patient...
Fred Mitchell, MP open letter to Women’s Branch of the PLP - Sep 21, 2014 - 10:20:57 PM
Dear Madam Chair,
I would be most grateful if you would share this letter with your members.
believe it is time for the women of the PLP to seize the day with
regard to the current fight for women’s equality in The Bahamas. The
four bills now before the Parliament that seek to amend the constitution
of The Bahamas are I hope soon to become law and then they are to be
referred to the people of The Bahamas for their approval. The PLP and
more importantly for this purpose PLP women should seize the initiative
to ensure that these bills pass and are approved by our fellow citizens.
2014 GB Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards set for October 25th - Sep 21, 2014 - 5:02:41 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - After a one
year hiatus, the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) recently
announced the Business Excellence Recognition Awards is back.These
prestigious awards are designed to honour outstanding Grand Bahamian
businesses and executives.
While times are still tough in Grand
Bahama, many businesses are still providing excellent service to their
customers. This is the time when many businesses shine, in the face of
budgetary constraints, tough competition and decreasing sales. So, these
businesses should be commended for their great work.