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Canada's Prime Minister Statement on Attack in Ottawa - Oct 22, 2014 - 10:44:22 PM
CANADA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following
“My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a
brutal and violent attack on our soil.
“Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of
Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of
“Corporal Cirillo was killed today – murdered in cold blood – as he
provided a ceremonial Honour Guard at Canada’s National War Memorial.
Minister Mitchell on Bahamas Immigration Regulatory Changes - Oct 22, 2014 - 9:31:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Delivered at Fox Hill PLP Branch Meeting
on 22nd October 2014 at Doris Johnson High School:
I wish to give a brief statement in response to the
feedback on the administrative measures announced by me in the House of
Assembly on Immigration.
I said that there would be certain changes expected on
following a period of feedback. Nothing that has come back by way of
feedback on the policies indicates that there is a need to change that
administrative starting date. The date will therefore stand as the
commencement date of the policy.
This Saturday on ArtOvation: Nathaniel Prince Lewis - Oct 22, 2014 - 7:09:17 PM
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IBA publishes business and human rights guidance for bar associations and lawyers - Oct 22, 2014 - 7:03:44 PM
Business and Human Rights Working Group has
published guidance for bar associations and business lawyers on the
implementation of the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business
and Human Rights (‘Guiding Principles’) – the first guidance of its
kind since the UN Human Rights Council endorsement of the Guiding
Principles in 2011.
Released in draft form today, the IBA Guidance
is divided into two working documents, one for bar associations (11
pages) and the other for business lawyers practising as in-house counsel
and in law firms (60 pages).
The main aims of the Guidance for Bar Associations are to...
BHRDA calls on Bahamas Governor General - Oct 22, 2014 - 6:58:22 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Members of the Bahamas Human Resources
Development Association called upon Her Excellency the Governor General
Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, October 22, 2014.
from left: Roosevelt Finlayson; Richenda King, president; Dame
Marguerite Pindling; Nicole Leary and Anasika Delson...
RBPF Nassau: Woman robbed of white 2014 Sportage Kia jeep - Business on Soldier Rd robbed - Oct 22, 2014 - 6:55:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are seeking the public’s help in solving two armed robberies that
occurred on Tuesday 21st October 2014.
In the first incident,
shortly before 8:00am, a woman was in front of her residence located at
Moonshine Drive, Sunshine Park, when five men armed with handguns robbed
her of her white 2014 Sportage Kia jeep and sped off.
the second incident, shortly before 10:00pm, two men armed with
handguns robbed a business establishment located on Soldier Road of a
large amount of cash before fleeing on foot.Investigations are ongoing/
Easier & Faster Travel for Canadian Brides to Bahamas Destination Wedding - Oct 22, 2014 - 6:49:37 PM
It just got a lot easier and faster for Canadian brides’ planning destination weddings in the Bahamas to travel to the Bahamas. With the launch of Sunwing Airlines’ weekly service from Vancouver and Calgary in Western Canada to Freeport, Grand Bahama beginning November 1, 2014.
The flight which will initially be on Saturday’s will be a direct,
non-stop service allowing brides and their guest to be in the Bahamas
within 5 hours while enjoying Sunwing Airlines' award-winning Champagne
Service that includes a welcome glass of champagne, complimentary...
U.S. Embassy Presents RBPF with State-of-the-Art Digital Fingerprint Technology - Oct 22, 2014 - 6:26:14 PM
cooperation under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the
United States Government and twelve CARICOM nations, including The
Bahamas, recently partnered to implement the CBSI Digital
Fingerprint Program to assist in regional crime fighting initiatives.
The state-of-the-art $1.8M regional project was designed to provide
Caribbean countries with the capability to collect, store, and analyze
fingerprint data in a digital format that meets
international standards in order to facilitate regional and
international data sharing.
One of the
advantages of the digital fingerprint initiative is a “cross search”
capability that allows law enforcement officials to work with their
regional counterparts to determine if suspicious people or
individuals with criminal records also have criminal histories in
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival hits the road in North America - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:59:42 PM
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Representatives of
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival have initiated an aggressive road campaign to
draw visitors to the highly anticipated festival. In addition to
launches in large North American cities, the team pitched the festival
to group travel planners at IMEX America, the worldwide exhibition for
incentive travel meetings and events.
Group and incentive planners had
the opportunity to view audio-visual presentations on the festival and
have questions answered by members of the Bahamas Junkanoo Festival
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce appoints new chairman - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:57:30 PM
The Board of Directors of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and
Employers' Confederation announces the resignation of Mr. Robert Myers
as Chairman of the BCCEC and Co-Chairman of the Coalition for
Responsible Taxation. The Board is pleased to announce the appointment
of Mr. Gowon Bowe to the position of Chairman with immediate effect.
We wish Mr. Myers and his family all the best in his future
endeavours and express a great sense of gratitude to his stellar
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment
of Mr. Gowon Bowe to the position of Chairman with immediate effect.
Four Former Bahamas Governor Generals to speak at Historical Society - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:52:56 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society proudly presents:
A Governor-General's View from Mount Fitzwilliam
to be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 6:30pm at the Bahamas
Historical Society, #28 Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue.
public is cordially invited to come, see and hear our four (4) former
Governors-General, H.E. Sir Orville A. Turnquest, H. E. Dame Ivy L.
Dumont, H.E. The Hon. Arthur D. Hanna and H.E. Sir Arthur A. Foulkes
share in a panel discussion and give their individual experiences as
Bahamas Immigration apologizes for delays at international airport - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:47:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Department of Immigration wishes to apologize to the
arriving public for any inconvenience caused today at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport (LPIA).
Due to a preparedness training seminar for Immigration
Officers by the Department of Public Health, there were some processing delays
at the arrivals lounge.
The Department appreciates the understanding and
patience of the traveling public in the circumstance.
Bahamas High Commission in Canada released after lockdown - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:40:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs wishes to advise the public that
The Bahamas High Commission Building in Ottawa, Canada and other
buildings in the general
vicinity including the Canadian Parliament were on lock-down earlier
today due to an attack on public buildings by an individual or
attacks were not directed against the Bahamas or Bahamian diplomats.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police had ordered all persons in the
vicinity to remain indoors during an intensive manhunt for the person or persons responsible for the attacks...
RBPF Wanted: 2 Grand Bahama suspects for arm robbery - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:35:26 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand
Bahama are searching for two suspects who are wanted in connection with
an arm robbery that occurred on Saturday 18th October 2014 in the area
of the Independence Park.
The first suspect is described as
standing at 5’11” in height, weight 180 lbs., slim built with medium
brown complexion and has a tattoo on his neck.
The second suspect is described as standing at 5’8” in height, weight 190 lbs., slim built with dark brown complexion...
Bahamas Establishes Task Force to Focus On Ebola Awareness - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:31:08 PM
Bahamas - The Government has assembled a task force to ensure that the Bahamas
is prepared in the event of Ebola cases entering the country. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie made the announcement during a press conference held at the Office of
the Prime Minister on Wednesday, October 22.
task force, which includes a cross-section of professionals and experts from
various agencies of government and the private sector, has been organized in
order that we ensure that in the face of this calamitous disease – Ebola –
reaching our country, we would be poised to provide maximum protection and
assistance to our people and visitors alike,” said Prime Minister Christie...
Bahamas: Ship from Africa Ebola threat dismissed - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:19:28 PM
It has been reported to the Ministry of Health that a vessel docked
at Freeport, grand Bahama had traveled from Africa to the Bahamas. Notification
to Health Authorities was made prior to anyone being allowed to leave the
vessel. The vessel was evaluated by the surveillance team on the island and in
the investigation it was discovered that the crew had been out to sea for more
than 21 days, the established incubation period for Ebola Virus Disease.
Additionally, after medical evaluation on board the ship, no persons were found
to be ill, or to have any symptoms related to Ebola Virus Disease. It was then declared that there was no
established risk to the population's health related to Ebola Virus Disease or
IDB and OAS join to promote better Cyber Security Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean - Oct 22, 2014 - 4:22:33 PM
Some 600 million individuals were victims of a cybercrime in 2013
More than 100 participants from 35 countries are taking part in a
workshop that kicked off today, to improve public policies to better
prevent cyber crime. The event was organized jointly by the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Organization of
American States (OAS).
The aim of the workshop is for individuals responsible for cyber
security to share their knowledge and experiences in Latin America and
the Caribbean, with experts from countries with more experience in the
field such as Canada, Spain, the United States, Estonia
Ryan Pinder remarks at The Nassau Conference: Engaging In A Transparent World - Oct 22, 2014 - 4:04:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks
by Hon. L. Ryan Pinder, Minister Of Financial Services on the Occasion
of the Nassau Conference delivered on 22nd October, 2014--- “A Policy
Perspective, Engaging In A Transparent World”:
"The theme of this
presentation, and the conference perfectly captures the momentum, and
many would say the concerns of the day. We at the Ministry of Financial
Services have given the positioning of the Bahamas and the industry in a
transparent world primary focus. This is the most important issue to
financial centers today. We are pleased to be ahead of the curve, in
our thinking and in our response to the world ensuring ..."
Australian finishes record swim between Eleuthera and New Providence - Oct 22, 2014 - 3:48:48 PM
Bahamian team from The Island School supports marathon swimmer
NASSAU, Bahamas –
She's done it! After departing from Eleuthera on Tuesday morning, 29
year old Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has successfully completed a
78-mile swim from Eleuthera to Nassau, New Providence. She reached
Nassau around 1am on Wednesday, October 22nd.
According to her team this is the longest continuous marathon swim in history. The open-water solo took 42.5 hours.
made the trek under Marathon Swimmers Federation rules, which meant she
was not allowed to intentionally touch her support boat or hold on to
BNT Wine & Art Festival POSTPONED Due to Weather - Oct 22, 2014 - 3:27:18 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Originally set for Saturday, October 25th, the Bahamas National
Trust (BNT) the 24th Annual Wine and Art
has been postponed due to expected inclement weather. The annual festival features over forty talented artists, a
selection of over sixty wines from Bristol Wines and Spirits and a wine
and food pairing demonstration sponsored by Fresh Market and the
Ministry of Tourism's Culinary Tourism Division. The event will also
feature special appearances by Emanji Circus Arts with music throughout
the day provided by Ambasah and the COB Band.
BNT members will
get a special preview of the art and a chance to win beautiful pieces of
art in the Wine and Art Raffle on Friday evening, October 24th, which
is the Members evening for the festival. The Members evening is
sponsored by Scotiabank and Leah Davis Senior Manager for Marketing and
Public Relations at Scotiabank commented, “We are proud to partner with
the BNT in their efforts to preserve and protect our environment as they
make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.”...
New non-stop service from Western Canada to Freeport - Oct 22, 2014 - 2:55:55 PM
Vancouver, BC - Tourism
officials are expecting a significant increase in the number of visitors to
Grand Bahama Island due to the introduction of new weekly direct flights into
Freeport from two Canada gateways.
Residents of Western Canada can look forward to a faster and
easier way to get to The Bahamas when Sunwing Airlines launches its new services
from Vancouver and Calgary on November 1, 2014.
It has been more than 30 years since Grand Bahama welcomed a
direct flight from Vancouver...
Bahamas, The Next Big Thing in Information Technology? - Oct 22, 2014 - 2:17:42 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas -
CEO Leon Williams called on the government to lead the way toward The Bahamas
becoming the hub for regional information and communications technology (ICT)
in his recent address to ICT professionals at the Office of the Data Protection
Commissioner’s 2nd Annual National Training Symposium in Nassau. The symposium theme, “The 7th Data Protection
Principle: Personal Data Security Offline and Online,” is one of the eight data
protection principals that guide the industry.
Williams was one of seven speakers and an honoree of the Data Protection
Commissioner for achieving forty-six stellar years of service in the
telecommunications industry. Others honoured were Mr. Felix N. Stubbs past
President-Bahamas Chamber of Commerce...
More than 7 suicides per hour in the Americas - Oct 22, 2014 - 1:14:32 PM
(PAHO/WHO) — Some
65,000 people take their own lives in the Americas each year—more than 7
per hour—according to a report released today by the Pan American
Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the
World Health Organization (WHO).
The report, Suicide mortality in the Americas, is based on
data from 48 countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere. It
shows that suicide is a significant health problem and one of the
region’s leading preventable causes of death...
Bahamas Tourism officials visit Vancouver, Canada to launch weekly Sunwing flights - Oct 22, 2014 - 1:00:24 PM
CANADA - Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism officials where in Vancouver, British Columbia on
October 21st to officially launch a weekly flight service to Grand
Bahama Island via Sunwing Vacations starting on November 1st, 2014. The
entourage included the Hon. Minister, Obediah Wilchcombe; Director
General, Joy Jiburilu; and Deputy General of Tourism, Ellison Thompson.
Representing Sunwing Travel Group was Graeme Franklin, Director of Sales.
initially on Saturdays, the flight becomes a direct, non-stop service
departing Fridays from December 19, 2014.
Grand Bahama woman robbed of deposit bag on Polaris Drive - Oct 22, 2014 - 11:59:10 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Reports are that on
Tuesday 21st October 2014 shortly after 8:00am, police received
information that a female while on Polaris Drive reported that a male
whom she described as standing at 5’11” in height, dark complexion, slim
built, clad in white shirt, maroon trousers, black shoes and with a
white towel around his face, pushed her down and snatched from her a
deposit bag containing cash. The culprit then fled the area on foo...
Seismic Airgun Testing in the Atlantic One Step Closer to Reality - Oct 22, 2014 - 11:49:31 AM
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - Five
permit applications for seismic airgun testing off St. Augustine, and Florida’s
east coast, have been submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
(BOEM). The Matanzas Riverkeeper is hosting a news event on Wednesday, October
22, 5:00 p.m., at the foot of the Bridge of Lions (northwest corner), St.
Augustine to discuss the applications. In addition, candidates for governor and
attorney general have been sent questions about their positions on oil and gas
drilling off Florida's east coast, and that effort will be discussed at the gathering.
Opponents to seismic
testing cite impact on tourism, commercial and recreational fishing, and marine
ecosystems, including injury...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Wednesday, October 22nd - Oct 22, 2014 - 11:36:46 AM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Wednesday 22nd October 2014.
Warnings: Residents over the Northwest and Central Bahamas can expect flooding in low-lying areas for the next three days.
General situation: The outflow from tropical depression number nine
located over the southwestern Bay of Campeche will infuse moisture over
the Bahamas today and tonight creating some unsettled weather over the
Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Chef's Steak Night! Every Tuesday & Saturday - Oct 22, 2014 - 9:00:05 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Chef's Steak Night!
Every Tuesday & Saturday from 5pm - 10:30 pm.
Try our new
All Natural Wagyu Beef 10oz. New York Strip-$24.95
All Natural Black Angus Beef
12 oz. Rib Eye- $28.95
served with 2 sides and your choice of:
Bearnaise Sauce or
Enjoy your dinner in a non-smoking environment...
23 Haitian Nationals arrested during Bahamas Police Operation in Harbour Island - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:50:03 AM
Harbour Island, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2014, a team of police officers at Harbour Island
conducted an operation on that island during the early morning of
Tuesday 21st October 2014 that resulted in the apprehension of 23
undocumented Haitian nationals. The Haitian nationals were subsequently handed over to immigration officials on that island...