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Improvement of Women’s Lives Makes Difference in Human Development - Mar 5, 2015 - 6:54:20 PM
Bahamas -- Minister of Social Services and Community Development the Hon.
Melanie Griffin said the International Women’s Day is the time to reflect on
the progress made by women, and celebrate acts of courage and determination by
women in helping to advance women’s rights and empowerment.
Griffin was speaking at the Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development’s Bureau of Women’s Affairs in celebration of International Women’s
Day 2015 Roundtable Discussions on “Women and Poverty” & “Women and the
Environment” at the BCPOU Hall, Farrington Road,
Thursday, March 5, 2015.
from various high schools throughout New Providence...
$16 Million COB Transformation Project Launched - Builds Foundation for University of The Bahamas - Mar 5, 2015 - 6:45:51 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS – Aimed at strengthening the institution in key areas that will undergird the future University of
The Bahamas, The College of The Bahamas Transformation Project was launched on Wednesday, March 4th during a special ceremony held at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre.
project is the direct result of a USD$16.18 million loan that the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is extending
to the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The loan is to
fund specific capacity-building initiatives at The College as it
advances in its university transition...
Remarks by PM Christie remarks at Grand Bahama Business Outlook 2015 - Mar 5, 2015 - 6:25:56 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am delighted to have been invited to Grand Bahama to participate with Joan Albury
and her team at Counsellors, together with a cross-section of the business community
in another Grand Bahama Business Outlook.
Despite the economic challenges of Grand Bahama, including those caused by natural
disasters, protracted adverse international and local economic conditions , and lack of
adequate promotional and planning initiatives, Grand Bahama continues to demonstrate
its resilience, its staying power and its optimism about the future. And for good reason
too! More than any other island in our archipelagic nation, Grand Bahama has almost
limitless economic development potential because of its unique combination of e
infrastructure, human resources and strategic geographical proximity to the North
National Arts Festival in Grand Bahama - Day 2 - Mar 5, 2015 - 5:59:22 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Day 2 of the E.
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival at the Grand Lucayan Convention
Centre, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Wednesday, March 4.
RBPF Nassau:- 2 stolen vehicle suspects among 10 arrested - 2 firearms seized - 6 arrests / 82 citations - Mar 5, 2015 - 5:55:01 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Anti-crime operation team seize two more firearms off the streets: The police are reporting the seizure of two
illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition following an operation
in New Providence last night...
2 stolen vehicle Suspects among 10 arrested: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2015, Southwestern Division officers conducted an
operation in the division on Wednesday 4th March 2015..
Mobile division nets 6 arrests and cites 82 drivers: Consistent with the Commissioner’s
Policing Priorities for 2015, Mobile Division saturation patrols
intended to reduce crime and to minimize the ability for criminals to
commit criminal activities resulted in the arrest of seven (7) persons...
Tarrus Riley and Chronixx to perform in Bahamas for Sandal's Foundation - Mar 5, 2015 - 4:48:57 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -
The Sandals Foundation, The
Coca-Cola Company and Caribbean Bottling Company Bahamas are excited to
announce that “Vibes on the Island” has been rescheduled for Saturday,
April 25, 2015.
This year’s fundraising concert in support of
the Providing Access to Continued Education programme (P.A.C.E.) will
also be sponsored, in part, by: Flight Centre Travel Group, JetBlue
Airways, Columbian Emeralds, and The Nassau Guardian Limited...
VAT Private Sector Education Task Force free VAT filing & returns seminar Nassau - Mar 5, 2015 - 4:48:34 PM
Attend the VAT Private Sector Education Task Force free VAT filing and returns seminar.
seminar will be held on March 11th, 2015 at the Melia Hotel, Cable
Beach. The seminar time will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You must be a VAT
registrant in order to register to attend. Please note that only one
business representative per company will be allowed to attend.
Lunch will be provided.
For additional details on registration for the seminar, visit www.bahamas.gov.bs/VAT
. On the website select the ‘VAT NOTICES ‘tab then select ‘VAT
EDUCATION TASK FORCE VAT SEMINAR ’from the list. Click on the ‘Register
Here’ link and fill...
Local Bahamas fraternity supports “Suit and Tie” drive - Mar 5, 2015 - 4:25:02 PM
The men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity are known across US College
campuses as the more debonair, well dressed of the Greek letter
fraternal organizations. It’s a designation Kappa men are all too happy
to carry on long after their college days are over and done with. It’s
no wonder that the local alumni chapter was able to donate over 100
suits, ties and shirts to a group of men looking for a second chance at
making a first impression.
The Bahamas Alumni Chapter of Kappa
Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. (ΚΑΨ) donated the proceeds of a “Suit and Tie”
drive, which included over 100 suits, over 150 ties, and approximately
50 dress shirts to The National Lead Institute, a community correctional
organizational which assists men in transition...
Committee Announced to Review Hawksbill Creek Agreement - Mar 5, 2015 - 4:24:34 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - A six-member committee to review the Hawksbill Creek Agreement was announced
by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie
on Thursday during a press
conference at Grand Lucayan.
The committee is
headed by Dr. Marcus Bethel, businessman and former Minister of Health. Other
members include: Sir Baltron Bethel, member; Mr. James Smith, member; Mr. Kevin
Seymour, member; Mr. Maurice Moore, member and Ms. Cassietta McIntosh, member. W. Albert Gray is a consultant, and Dr.
Doswell Coakley, Ms. Chevonia McBride of the Ministry for Grand Bahama, and Mr.
Terrance Roberts of the Ministry of Tourism, make up the Secretariat...
Nassau woman robbed at gunpoint of her 2014 Hyundai Tucson - Mar 5, 2015 - 4:20:16 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - According to reports,
shortly after 9:00pm on Wednesday 4th March 2015, a woman had just
pulled up at her home located at Excellence Estates, when two men armed
with a handgun robbed her of her beige 2014 Hyundai Tucson license
number 287318 before speeding off.
Investigations are ongoing...
Grand Bahama Manslaughter and Armed Robbery Supreme Court Convictions - Mar 5, 2015 - 4:03:58 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - On Wednesday 4th March 2015,
David Stuart age 23 years pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Supreme Court, he was sentenced to 17 years at Her Majesty’s Prison in New Providence.
The second male convicted is
Mario Sawall, he was convicted on one count of Armed Robbery and sentenced to 18 years at Her Majesty’s Prison in New Providence...
Raphael Munnings and T-Connection featured in "The Record Man" documentary - Mar 5, 2015 - 3:21:45 PM
Raphael Munnings and
The Beginning of the End and T-Connection are featured in the full-length
documentary "The Record Man" by Beacon Films set to premiere at the
Miami International Film Festival on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015. The film
screens at 7pm at the Regal South Beach Cinemas in Florida.
The film is based on the life of the late Henry Stone
and The Miami Sound. Stone was the
father of the "Miami Sound" who created the framework for the music
industry in Miami and who from a small distributor-ship in Hialeah,
Florida created the largest independent record label in the world, TK
ILO Conference Opened: Bahamas On the ‘Right Track’ With BAMSI - Mar 5, 2015 - 2:29:31 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas has
‘gotten the message’ and is on the ‘right track’ for sustainability: these are
the words expressed by the Director General of the International Labor
Organization (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder, during the two-day meeting held in Nassau,
at the British Colonial Hilton March 3-4 under the theme ‘Decent Work for
The Director General was referring to the
creation of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI).
Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Perry G.
Christie, who officially opened the meeting, concurred with the ILO Director
DNA: Over Taxation Hindering Economic Expansion - Mar 5, 2015 - 2:26:45 PM
Since coming to office, this Christie
led administration has managed to abandon or renege on most, if not all of its
2012 general election campaign promises. After promising on the one hand to
believe in Bahamians, this government has done the exact opposite; relegating
our people and our culture to the political back burner. After promising to
improve the quality of life for all Bahamians through economic stimulation,
this government has again failed at key components of that economic strategy
including job creation.
It is a universally accepted idea that
the most effective way to spur real economic change is to stimulate small business
and innovation by lowering taxes...
Elcott Coleby: The Need for Universal Health Insurance - Mar 5, 2015 - 2:21:26 PM
“In 2010, there were 723 deaths in categories deemed
avoidable in The Bahamas.” This according to recent media reports sourced from the
Sanigest Report – prepared by Sanigest Internacional - a Costa Rican health
care consultancy firm contracted by the Bahamas government to conduct a feasibility
study into the implementation of some form of universal health insurance. The
report also assumed that “ten percent of the estimated deaths are preventable
Preventable deaths and other modalities are a function
of access, or wealth and diet (which affects the strength of the immune system
and its ability to fight off diseases) responded health minister Dr. Perry
Gomez, and not necessarily a reflection of the quality of health care delivered
through the country’s public health care system.
The Bahamas World Day of Prayer 6 March 2015 - Mar 5, 2015 - 2:12:26 PM
World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement
of Christian women joined together to observe a common day of prayer each year
on the first
Friday of March. It is a movement initiated and carried out by
women throughout the world. The motto of " Informed Prayer & Prayerful
Action " signifies that prayer and action are inseparable.
This year the Christian women of The Bahamas have
written a service around Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. Although
written by women, all are invited. Increasingly men and children are participating
and over 36 hours, 170 countries will have taken part. This year the services
will focus on the theme of ‘Jesus said to them...'
Bishop Michael Eldon School calls on Bahamas Governor General - Mar 5, 2015 - 1:03:41 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Bishop Michael Eldon School, Freeport Grand
Bahama, sixth grade students, paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency
Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on
Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
Pictured seated from left: Yvonne Lee, Wayne
Smith, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Nicoya Cambridge, and Narissa Russell...
Bahamas Governor General Signs National Tripartite Council Bill - Mar 5, 2015 - 11:56:28 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- A move towards
enhancing labour relations in the country came to fruition with the signing of
the National Tripartite Council Bill 2014 into law by Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Dame Marguerite signed the much-anticipated piece of legislation during a
Courtesy Call at Government House by delegates of the Ninth International
Labour Organization Meeting of the Caribbean Ministers of Labour on Tuesday,
March 3, 2015.
Present for the historic signing were: Guy
Ryder, Secretary General of the ILO; Giovanni di Cola, Director, ILO Office and Decent
Work Team for the Caribbean; Christian Ramos Veloz, Senior Advisor...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Thursday, March 5th - Mar 5, 2015 - 11:26:46 AM
This is the public weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight thursday 5th March 2015.
General situation: High pressure across the Atlantic continues to extend
a ridge across the islands maintaining breezy conditions today.
Special warning: Swimmers should continue to exercise caution due to the risk of rip currents along the east coast beaches...
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’72 Munich Massacre Survivor to Speak at Melia - Mar 5, 2015 - 9:57:18 AM
A survivor of the first reported terrorist
attack is coming to share his story with The Bahamas. The lecture will
take place at the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort on March 10, 2015 at 6 p.m.
event is being organized by the Nassau Jewish Community as part of a
community outreach effort with the sponsorship of The Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture; Colina Insurance Limited; Andbank; Union Bancaire
Privée and Restaurants Bahamas Ltd.
The speaker, Dan Alon will tell the harrowing tale of how he survived the Munich Massacre during the 1972 games...
Northeastern Travel Agents brave the cold to hear about The Bahamas Sun - Mar 5, 2015 - 2:37:32 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Bahamas Tourist
Office in conjunction with the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board,
recently hosted successful Travel Agent Seminars in the northern U.S.
cities of Newark and Philadelphia, where in spite of record chilly
temperatures plaguing America’s eastern seaboard, travel agents packed
the room at both venues. Winter weary agents were told about the sun,
fun, adventure and excitement of The Islands Of The Bahamas and Grand
Bahama Island in particular. Also about the ease, convenience, and
affordability of traveling to the tropical destination.
seminars were mostly a joint effort to shed awareness of the Vacation
Express Grand Bahama 2015 Summer Program which offers direct and
non-stop, round trip air, (using Sunwng’s 737 - 800 series aircraft with
Full House at First Save The Bays Grand Bahama Fund Raiser - Mar 4, 2015 - 8:00:04 PM
Scores of people from every walk of life
packed a concert this weekend hosted by Save The Bays, singing along
with performers, dancing and helping to raise funds for the fast-growing
Organisers hailed the February 28 fundraiser, Chillin’ by the Dock of the Bay, a success.
event was held at the popular Flying Fish Restaurant, home of Chef Tim
Tibbitts, a Bahamian who returned to his roots after a successful
performing career in Canada and is now ranked as one of the Caribbean’s
25 best chefs...
Jordan prince attends Grand Bahama girls' soccer league kickoff - Mar 4, 2015 - 7:14:22 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
-- HRH Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, a leading figure from FIFA (Fédération
Internationale de Football Association), the governing body for world
soccer attended the launch of the new Grand Bahama women’s champions league on Sunday, March 1st held at the Freeport Football Rugby Club. He
went on to Nassau after his visit in Grand Bahama.
Bin Al-Hussein, third son of the late King Hussein, is vice president of
the organisation’s Asia region and hit headlines round the globe when
he announced in January he was to challenge Sepp Blatter for the
presidency in an election in May.
Bahamas government appoints new senator, Miss Robyn-Dawn Lynes - Mar 4, 2015 - 4:47:04 PM
In making the announcement of the new Senator, the Prime
Minister said: “I am delighted that Robin has accepted my invitation to join
our dynamic team in the Senate. She is a new generation thinker and activist
who has a brilliant career in public life ahead of her. She is a highly
intelligent, unselfishly motivated, young woman of deeply-held Christian
beliefs who has already demonstrated an innovative...
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie announced
Wednesday that he has advised Her Excellency Governor-General Dame Marguerite
Pindling to appoint Miss Robyn-Dawn Lynes to fill the vacancy in the Senate.
RBPF Wanted: Suspect in Faith Avenue, Nassau Shooting - Mar 4, 2015 - 4:37:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police have issued a
wanted bulletin for 23 – year old Cordero Johnson who is wanted in
connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday 3rd March
According to reports, shortly
before 9:00am, a man was traveling on Faith Avenue South, driving a
2006 red Dodge Durango vehicle, when a male known to him accompanied by
another male stopped him and asked him for a ride. Both males got into
the vehicle and one of the males placed a firearm to the back of his
head and told him not to stop. As a result victim jumped out of the
vehicle and was shot in the right arm. The two men then sped off in the
victim’s vehicle. The victim was transported to Hospital where he remain
in stable condition...
RBPF CDU operation nets murder suspect & 3 firearms - Shotgun found in abandoned house - 22 arrests - Mar 4, 2015 - 4:30:24 PM
(Nassau, Bahamas) -
Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2015, a team
of officers from the Central Detective Unit conducted an operation
overnight that resulted in the seizure of three firearms and the arrest
of a murder suspect.
after 12:00am this morning the operation team descended on a bar
located at Augusta Street, where they arrested a 29 – year old male who
is wanted for a murder that occurred at Augusta Street on Tuesday 24th
February 2015. The officers also found a loaded handgun in the suspect’s
waist containing 16 live rounds of ammunition and 3 ounces of marijuana
in his pants pocket.
CWC and Facebook Collaborate to Offer Free Wi-Fi in the Caribbean - Mar 4, 2015 - 4:16:33 PM
Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC)
today announced a unique partnership with Facebook that will offer customers a
simple, personalized way to access free Wi-Fi.
The Facebook Wi-Fi solution helps improve
the consumer hotspot login experience by providing a quick and simple way for
consumers to access Wi-Fi by logging in via Facebook, as well as giving local
businesses more opportunities to connect with their customers.
Customers connecting to a CWC-powered
Wi-Fi network in participating locations will be able to open their browser on
any mobile device or laptop to a ‘Facebook check-in page’...
Long Island house breaking suspect arrested - Mar 4, 2015 - 3:30:04 PM
Long Island, The
Bahamas - According to reports, shortly after 1:00am on Tuesday 3rd
March 2015 a woman residing At Hamilton’s Long Island, reported to
police that her house had been broken into and a number of electronic
items were stolen.The woman also reported that her white Toyota Jeep was
stolen. Police recovered the vehicle a short while later on the Island.
before 12:00noon yesterday, police in Long Island acting on
intelligence arrested a 24 – year old male of Cartwright’s Long Island
in connection with this incident. Additionally, police were able to
recover all of the stolen items.