Six females have been named to fill Government Senate Appointments in
the Upper Chamber including Mrs. Kathleen (Kay) Forbes-Smith and Dr.
Mildred Hall, who will serve as President and Vice-President of the
Upper Chamber respectively.
Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert
Alexander Minnis said the Government Senate Appointments “reflect the
diversity of our Commonwealth.”
Monday’s appointment to the
Senate will serve as Mrs. Forbes-Smith’s third stint in the Upper
Chamber beginning in 2001 with her first appointment. Prime Minister
Minnis said that first appointment in 2001 “was part of the historic
advancement of gender equity in the make-up of the Senate.”
The new “People’s Government” will reflect the diversity of the Bahamian
people and the talents found throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and will include a spirit of community service, volunteerism and
community awareness which are major themes of the new government.
new “People’s Government” will also search out the commonwealth of
talent that the People’s Government will call to service, including the
rich pool of talent of the Bahamian Diaspora around the world and
includes a promise to the Bahamian people “to provide a government them
with a government of integrity...”
Former veteran broadcaster Mrs. Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe will serve as
Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office
of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Alexander
Minnis said Monday.
Prime Minister Minnis said Mrs.
Parker-Edgecombe will help to oversee the transformation of ZNS “from a
State propaganda machine under the last government, into a properly
functioning public broadcasting corporation” among other duties...
Holding true to the traditions and beliefs of the Bahamian people of
acknowledging God, the newly-elected Government of The Bahamas held a
day of thanksgiving at various churches throughout The Bahamas on
Sunday, May 21, 2017.
In Grand Bahama Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest; Minister of State for
Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson; Minister for Youth, Sports, and
Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard and Member of Parliament for West End
and Parliamentary Secretary, Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe, joined Free
National Movement supporters, well-wishers and church members at the
Church of the Ascension for a day of Thanksgiving and prayer...
BTC was a Platinum Sponsor at last weekend’s Cancer Society Ball. In
addition to its sponsorship of this event, BTC remains committed to
supporting their initiatives year round. The Executive Management team
and staff members attended the ball.
CEO Leon Williams said, “We were happy to again partner with the Cancer
Society. The theme for this year’s ball, “Celebrate” was encouraging. We
congratulate the organizers on a job well done.
BTC also provided tickets for cancer survivors to attend the ball free of charge...
During his maiden formal presentation as Minister of Education, the
Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd minced no words regarding his views on
technical vocational education and training (TVET), stating that it
serves as the core discipline in the efficiency of any society.
“Stop disrespecting technical and vocational education and training!”
said Minister Lloyd, resulting in a rousing round of applause during the
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) recent commencement
exercise held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort.
“One ambition of mine is to help us raise the esteem that technical
vocational education and training has in our society. There is genius in
every vocation," he stated...
Just a week ago, BTC introduced the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 to the
country. On the weekend, BTC began installing experience tables for the
Samsung product lines in its stores.
The experience table allows you to touch and feel all the entire Samsung device line.
On Thursday, Mr. Seong Hyun Lee, Samsung’s President for Latin America
and the Caribbean is expected to meet with BTC CEO Mr. Leon Williams.
Both companies will discuss new initiatives and future collaborations...
The Progressive Liberal Party is pleased to announce that upon the
advice of the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, to
Her Excellency the Governor General pursuant to Article 39(3) of the
Constitution, the following persons will be appointed to the Senate on
Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 at 4pm at Government House. They are:
The Hon. Frederick Audley Mitchell
The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville
Mr. Clay Glennford Sweeting
Mrs. Jobeth L. Coleby-Davis.
Both Mitchell and Darville are experienced legislators and government ministers, having served in both chambers of the House...
for Caribbean Week New York, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)
has added a RUM Rumble during Caribbean Media Marketplace (Thursday,
June 8) where more than 125 journalists, as well as tourism officials
and industry executives, will witness the best-of-the-best Caribbean
rum-mixing masters compete for the title of Caribbean Week Mixologist of
the Year. The Caribbean Week Mixologist of the Year will be announced
at the RUM & Rhythm Benefit where the Rum Rumble finalists will
debut their winning cocktails on Friday, June 9.
Returning by popular demand is the Trade Show and Educational FoRUM for Travel Agents following a brief hiatus last year...
I don’t really get a chance to see as much cinema from Europe as I would
like to while living in America (Los Angeles, California) and the
Caribbean (The Bahamas). This is just another reason (of many other
reasons) why I look forward to the Cannes Film Festival each year.
It is not easy to pin down what exactly “European Cinema” is. There
isn’t really a “Eurowood” per say. So whether that is ‘euro cinema’ from
Pedro Almodovar (this year’s jury president) of Spain, or Maren Ade of
Germany (also on the jury this year), movies from this continent and
region don’t really come with any conventions...
Jamaican Reggae sensations Christopher Martin
and Etana as well as American crooner Musiq Soulchild will be featured
on the line up of the island’s first ever Roots & Soul Festival
under the Soleil brand. The Roots & Soul Festival is the second of a
new series of cultural and artistic events from May to November, called
Soleil - The Saint Lucia Summer Festival. The festival will be staged
at the iconic Pigeon Island National Landmark from June 17 – 18 and will
be an event dedicated to musicians who are setting new trends in
reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afropunk and R&B.
be some of Caribbean’s finest in Roots and Soul and related genres
including Jamaican Reggae sensation Christopher Martin, whose hits
include Cheaters Prayer, I’m a Big Deal, Under the Influence, and a
reggae cover of Let Her Go, by British singer, Passenger, is set to take
the stage on Saturday June 17. The festival will also include some of
Saint Lucia’s finest including Kayo, Rob Zii Taylor and Fourth World...
Nassau, Bahamas – On Saturday, 4th November 2017 University of The
Bahamas (UB) will host its Inaugural President’s Gala Soirée, a
glamorous fundraising cocktail event. Chartered on 10th November 2016,
UB continues to celebrate its university status, ending the first year
with a soirée aimed at raising half a million dollars for the University
Endowment, to realise the vision of the University of The Bahamas in
Curated and catered by Events by Alexandra, this
black tie event will take place in the Harry C. Moore Library and
Information Centre. Events by Alexandra will transform the library for
an evening of elegance in shades of blue. Each space will offer
something unique, live music and entertainers, a photo booth...
On May 22nd, ALIV announced to the media their partnership with Special
Olympics Bahamas. ALIV is providing a $45,000.00 sponsorship and a
three-year commitment to the organization.
The announcement came
from Damian Blackburn, CAO who said, "We believe in working with the
community and have created programs, and partnered with organizations
directed at areas that will have the most sustainable and positive
impact on the country. Undoubtedly, fostering an environment for people
with special needs is important and the company is dedicated to helping
advance the athletic pursuits for people of all ages and backgrounds."
The Ministry of Finance has made the move towards greener transportation
by leasing eight zero-emission, 100% electric Nissan LEAFs, the world’s
best-selling electric vehicle (EV), from Easy Car Sales, the first and
only distributor of 100% electric cars in The Bahamas.
purchase demonstrates the Bahamas Government’s continued progress
towards reducing its reliance on fossil fuels, similar to public energy
initiatives in Barbados and other countries throughout the Caribbean.
Switching to electric vehicles not only results in savings on fuel and
maintenance costs, but also improves the bottom line of the National
Budget to the benefit of all taxpayers...
On Monday, May 29th, the United States Embassy will commemorate Memorial
Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Clifton Pier in memory of fallen
comrades and military veterans. Special recognition will be given to
U.S. Patrol Squadron 23 Sailors, who died off the coast of Nassau on May
7, 1954 and Bahamian Private First Class Norman Darling who died in the
Iraq War in 2004. Sergeant Errol McKinney, U.S. Army, a Bahamian
killed in a motorcycle accident in 2013 shortly after to returning to
Ft. Bliss, Texas following a deployment to Afghanistan will also be
Police Appeal for information in Overnight Shooting Death: Police are appealing to the public to come forth with any information
they may have to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident
that has left a man dead on Sunday 21st May 2017.
that shortly after 10:30pm, a man had just exited his vehicle in the
area of Chahs Drive, Redland Acres, when a man armed with a handgun
approached and shot him before fleeing on foot...
ALIV has partnered with the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute
(BTVI) in giving the institution a $30,000.00 sponsorship in a
three-year commitment. On Friday, Chief ALIV Media Champion, Johnny
Ingle was a guest speaker at BTVI’s commencement exercise held at Melia
Resort on Friday, May 19th in New Providence. ALIV CAO, Damian Blackburn
spoke to graduates in Grand Bahama on Tuesday, May 16th.
sponsorship for BTVI included financial support for the commencement
exercises in New Providence and Grand Bahama," he said...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Official Opening of Parliament on Wednesday,
May 24, 2017 will feature the reading of The Speech from The Throne,
which will outline the Government’s policies and objectives for the new
The Opening of Parliament follows the May 10, 2017
General Election win of the Free National Movement of 35 of the 39 seats
in the House of Assembly.
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, will read
The Speech from The Throne in the Precincts of the Senate, in
Parliament and Rawson Squares Wednesday morning.
sets forth the Free National Movement Government's priorities with
respect to its legislative agenda, for which the cooperation of
parliament is sought...
The Leaders, Executive Council, Officers, and Members of the Democratic
National Alliance (DNA) extend congratulations once again to the Prime
Minister, Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and the Free National Movement (FNM)
on winning the 2017 General Elections. The DNA looks forward to
working with the current administration to restore our nation to the
economic and social prosperity that we are accustomed to as Bahamians in
this great Commonwealth.
In this regard, the DNA welcomes the Minnis administration’s commitment
to eradicating corruption, wastage, inefficiency, and partiality in our
governance structure and request the said administration to commit to
the timeline on the following 10 points, some of which are outlined in
both the DNA and FNM’s platform for good governance...
The University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park,
(UVI RTPark), will celebrate Caribbean Week in New York and Caribbean
American Heritage Month in the USA with a Big Apple VIP Investment
Showcase Reception this June.
The event is set to introduce the opportunities of the RTPark program to
business leaders and key members of the Caribbean Diaspora in New York
and highlight the many advantages to doing business with the RTPark
program and the US Virgin Islands.
The UVI RTPark program, established in 2002, is a specialist economic
development agency that aims to successfully establish the U.S. Virgin
Islands as a premier business destination of choice for firms in
knowledge and technology intensive sectors...
Wednesday, 24th May 2017 at 10:00 am, the new session of The Bahamas
Parliament will open in Parliament Square and as such there will be road
closures as well as traffic diversions to facilitate the proceedings.
Beginning from 6:30pm on Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:
Bay Street between Fredrick Street and East Street
Parliament Street between Prince George Wharf & Shirley Street...
The Official Opening of Parliament on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 will
feature the reading of The Speech from The Throne, which will outline
the Government’s policies and objectives for the new session.
Opening of Parliament follows the May 10, 2017 General Election win of
the Free National Movement of 35 of the 39 seats in the House of
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, will read The Speech from
The Throne in the Precincts of the Senate, in Parliament and Rawson
Squares Wednesday morning...