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Tropical Storm Alert for Southeast Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands - Aug 1, 2014 - 6:08:40 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
Alert #3 on Tropical Storm Bertha issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology, Friday, August 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm.
Tropical storm watch in effect for the
SE Bahamas and
Turks and Caicos Islands.
tropical storm alert plus watch is now in effect for the Turks and
Caicos Islands and the southeast bahamas which includes the islands of
Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, Ragged Island, Mayaguana and
An alert plus watch means that tropical storm conditions could affect the mentioned islands within 48 hours.
Bertha to Impact Caribbean, Swing East of US - Aug 1, 2014 - 5:07:24 PM
Weather Center -- 1 August 2014 -- AccuWeather.com reports Bertha is
forecast to take a curved path near the islands in the northeastern
Caribbean, just east of the Bahamas and then northeastward off the East
coast of the United States.
Bertha became a tropical storm Thursday night and is the second named tropical system in the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Bertha is expected to remain a relatively weak tropical system, the
strength of Bertha will fluctuate. Regardless of intensity, locally
heavy rain and gusty winds will occur over part of the Caribbean this
Prime Minister Christie's Funeral Tribute for the Late Edmund Spenser Moxey - Aug 1, 2014 - 2:28:45 PM
Bahamas - The following are remarks made by the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas at
the funeral for Edmund Spenser Moxey held at
Parish Church of The Most Holy Trinity:
When I heard of the passing of Edmund Spenser Moxey last Monday
morning, I immediately released a statement expressing sadness over the
loss of a man who had not only etched his name in glory as a frontline
soldier of the Peaceful Revolution but who had also been revered for
decades as an authentic cultural icon of the modern Bahamas.
In that statement I expressed to Ed’s widow, Sylvia, and to his
children and wider family my personal condolences and the sympathies of
the entire nation. I renew those sentiments here this morning...
Commentary: Foreign Policy and The Bahamas Constitution Took Center Stage This Week - Aug 1, 2014 - 2:20:28 PM
the Foreign Policy front, Turkey and Japan lobbied Bahamian support for
a possible seat on the all powerful Security Council of the United
Nations (UN) while the Bahamas began an early campaign for support for a
seat on the International Maritime Organization Council (IMO). Further,
bilateral agreements, trilateral talks, and constitutional reform
presentations, debates and delayed debates around the emotive issues of
citizenship and gender equality rounded out yet another eventful week in
The Bahamas. Matters of public policy and the rule of law clearly
reigned supreme (pardon the pun with the constitution being the Supreme
Law and all).
Bahamian designers to support Ranfurly Homes for Children - Aug 1, 2014 - 2:13:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - This Saturday, August 2nd, the Nassau community is coming together to support the
The Ranfurly Homes for Children
with a Charity Fashion Show, on the grounds at the Home on Mackey Street.
In a recent Tribune news article it was stated,
"The Ranfurly Home may have to
close its doors for good after nearly 60 years if it is not able to
raise the $400,000 needed to keep the orphanage open.
... it takes about $20,000 a month to keep the home up and running, and
accommodates up to 45 children ranging in age from five to 20.
Sometimes the best form of communication is silence - Aug 1, 2014 - 2:08:23 PM
In a recent
session with a one-on-one client, we were talking about her compulsion
to correct and straighten people out. She is a brilliant woman who is
analytical by nature, reads a lot and thinks fast. She shared how
annoyed she sometime gets when people make statements that are contrary
to known facts, mispronounce or misuse words. So, she felt that her duty
was to stop people and let them know the error in their statement. I
could totally identify with her, because at one time I too suffered from
the same impulses. I felt to rectify another’s errors was a wonderful
service to offer.
eyes were opened many years ago after reading Dale Carnegie’s How to
Win Friends and Influence People. He talks about allowing others to save
face. He encourages us to stop and think before we offer our brilliance...
Bahamas, Haiti and TCI hold trilateral meeting in Nassau - Aug 1, 2014 - 12:47:16 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -
Government officials of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the Turks and
Caicos Islands and the Republic of Haiti have come together at the Melia
Nassau Beach Hotel in a trilateral meeting to discuss matters involving
trade, immigration and the improvement of the agricultural sectors.
the trilateral meeting, The Bahamas and Haiti have signed four
Agreements pertaining to trade, cooperation, and migration. “Through the
Framework Agreement for Bilateral Cooperation; the Agreement on Trade
and Technical Cooperation in Agriculture and Fisheries; the Agreement on
the Promotion and Protection of Investments; and the Joint Project
Cooperation Agreement between the National Port Authority of Haiti and
the Port Authority...
Bahamian Kenneth Kerr Emerges as Caribbean Male Model to Watch at Men’s Fashion Week - Aug 1, 2014 - 12:45:44 PM
Chicago, Illinois -
The initials “K.K.” are quite known in Hollywood and the fashion world
but now, they are becoming known in the realm of male modeling. He’s
certainly not a Kardashian, but Bahamas native Kenneth Kerr is getting
the last laugh having transformed himself from high school dud to sought
after stud. So sought after in fact, that he ripped the runway at
Chicago’s exclusive Men’s Fashion Week, after receiving a personal
invitation from organizers and designers.
It’s a whirlwind
experience for Kerr, who hails from his nation’s second city of
Freeport, Grand Bahama. After all, what is now a career started off with
him simply posting a few photos of his new physique, a symbol of pride
and testament of his new healthy fitness lifestyle.
Multi-print Swimwear Hottest Look for Summer - Aug 1, 2014 - 12:44:56 PM
Miami is even hotter
when the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim show is in town and this year's
collection of vibrant multi-colour pattern swimsuits and dazzling
day-to-evening resort wear did not disappoint for summer 2015.
The big trend from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim show are theses
beautiful multi-coloured patterned swimsuits by fashion designers such
as Mara Hoffman.
This is a new direction for Mara Hoffman, inspired by her recent travels
to Guatemala where she embraced the influence of their art, culture and
landscape for her new collection, resulting in a very striking swimwear
collection of interesting colour tones, abstract shapes, and prints
combined with jungle creatures such as parrots and leopards...
Enjoy Emancipation Day at Memories Grand Bahama Beach Resort - Aug 1, 2014 - 12:20:20 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Memories Grand Bahama Beach Resort is taking Staycation to a whole new level!
Now, from just
$149.00* per person, per night Bahamas residents can enjoy the luxury of
an All-Inclusive stay at their their fabulous oceanfront resort!
Just imagine, savoring sumptuous dishes prepared with fresh, authentic ingredients at
Memories 4 restaurants and enjoying cool thirst quenching refreshments at 6 themed bars with
and local brands of liquors.
Family-friendly facilities include their on-site Splash Park with
slides for kids, and a Teens Club for ages 13 to 17.
Bahamas Crawfish Season 2014/15 opens August 1st - Aug 1, 2014 - 12:00:51 PM
The Department of Marine
Resources wishes to advise the general public of the opening of the crawfish
season on the August 1, 2014 to the March 31, 2015.
The Department of Marine
Resources further wishes to remind fishers and all other members of the public
that the harvesting and/or of undersized crawfish is against the law and
persons are to cease and desist the practice of illegally harvesting these
resources. Fishers are also cautioned against capturing egg-bearing crawfish as
this practice further aids in the depletion of the crawfish stock in The
Julien Believe to perform at Ranfurly fashion fundraiser - Aug 1, 2014 - 11:58:36 AM
Bahamas - Bahamian recording artist and Icon winner,
Julien Believe, the creator of The Caribbean Slide, will be headlining the entertainment at the
Fashion 4 Foundation Benefit (F4F Benefit) first Charity Fashion Show, to be held on
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 in aid of
The Ranfurly Homes for Children.
The event will
showcase a clean urban theme with a modern twist, while simultaneously
exploring a dynamic avant-garde production, with
theatrical visuals and a nontraditional catwalk runway that will feature
collections by independent designers such as,
Herc & Lisa, Indira
Moss, David Rolle, DKLYPSE Swimsuits, and a lingerie line by
International among others.
160 Dogs in Nassau Vaccinated for Canine Distemper, Next Free Clinic set for August 6th - Aug 1, 2014 - 11:18:14 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The island of New
Providence is currently facing a serious outbreak of
Virus, a dangerous and often fatal disease in pet dogs.
assist those less fortunate and their pets, the Bahamas Humane Society
free distemper vaccines Wednesday, 30 July, at the Thelma
Gibson School located in Elizabeth Estates. This clinic will be held from 2pm to 7pm. The clinic is free of charge and is aimed at establishing a “ring of immunity” within New Providence to protect our pets.
These vaccines have been generously provided by Humane Society International.
Travolta Cooper's 'The Black Moses' Lands U.S. Distribution Deal - Aug 1, 2014 - 11:00:31 AM
Bahamian filmmaker, Travolta
Cooper, who is becoming known more recently for his production of the
weekly film review series called, #TheCinemas is riding high after
finding out that his documentary film about Sir Lynden Pindling, "The
Black Moses" has solidified a distribution deal which will put it into
theaters in the USA. The film will open in Los Angeles and New York on
October 10th. “‘The Black Moses’ is getting a theatrical run for an
entire week, and the success of that week determines whether or not it
plays for another week, and so forth and so on,” Travolta told the Nassau Guardian.
film screened earlier this year at Cannes Film Festival (where the deal
was made) and features the velvet voice of Golden Globe nominated
Sister City Relationship Forged Between Hope Town, Abaco And Stuart, Florida - Aug 1, 2014 - 10:39:43 AM
HOPE TOWN, Abaco -- The Hon. Ricardo
Treco, Bahamas Consul General to Miami, and the Hon. Troy A. McDonald,
Mayor of Stuart, Florida, accompanied by his wife Portia Scott, made an
official visit to Hope Town for the signing of a sister city agreement
between Hope Town and Stuart at a special session of the Hope Town
District Council on Saturday, July 26.
Upon arriving in Abaco,
the party was welcomed at Marsh Harbour International Airport by Mr.
Jeremy T. Sweeting, Chief Councillor; Mr. Preston Cunningham, Senior
Island Administrator; Mr. Harold Malone, Deputy Chief Councillor for the
Hope Town District Council; Donald Cash, Councillor, Hope Town District
Council; Assistant Superintendent of Police Noel Curry, Royal Bahamas
Police Force; Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parliament for Central &
South Abaco; Mr .Renardo Curry, Member of Parliament for North Abaco and
Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister; and
Senator Gary Sawyer...
Sabor Launches NEW Menu - Aug 1, 2014 - 10:30:51 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas -
Sabor is the island’s freshest place to savor all the tastes
of the tropical. With its innovative fusion menu, Sabor
is one of the hottest restaurants in the Bahamas.
The magic starts in the kitchen where our Chefs use only the best seasonal catches and ingredients.
You can always expect gourmet meals with an emphasis on taste and
flavor. Located in the garden of Pelican Bay Hotel diners have a
marvelous view over the yachts in the Port Lucaya marina, among swaying
palm trees, all poolside at the boutique resort...
Police make large drug seizure in Exuma, Bahamas - Aug 1, 2014 - 10:22:27 AM
EXUMA - On the heels of a 2
million dollar drug bust in New Providence, Police has dealt another
major blow to the drug traffickers in the Bahamas, after they seized a
large quantity of marijuana off Exuma on Thursday 31st July 2014.
to reports, around 3:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers along with
police in Exuma, assisted by U.S Drug Enforcement Administration
officers, acting on intelligence, went to Williams Caylocated some five
miles off Barrateree, Exuma, where they uncovered over 763 pounds of
marijuana. No one was arrested for this seizure. Investigation
U.S. Embassy will be closed Emancipation Day - Aug 1, 2014 - 9:58:45 AM
U.S. Embassy in Nassau will be closed on Monday, August 4, 2014 in
observance of The Bahamas’ Emancipation Day holiday. Please be advised
that the Embassy
will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00
any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S.
Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via
Try Flying Fish Take-Out this Summer! - Aug 1, 2014 - 9:27:21 AM
hot to cook? Heading to the beach?
Try Flying Fish to-go! Enjoy Summer, and our Take Out food selections.
Place your order in the comfort of your A/C or your car for
parcel carry-out, as we will deliver to your car in the parking lot...
Perfect for your office lunch meeting, picnic or boating trip, or your next get together around your pool...
Please NOTE, we are closed on Holiday Monday...
College of The Bahamas selects Rodney Smith as president - Aug 1, 2014 - 4:24:19 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - After a
long, transparent, competitive and rigorous search process conducted by a
Council-appointed Advisory Search Committee (ASC), the Council of The
College of The Bahamas at a special called meeting on June 11th
considered the assessment conducted by the ASC of four shortlisted
candidates for the position of President of The College of The Bahamas.
At the end of its deliberations, Dr. Rodney Smith was chosen to be the
candidate that Council would present to the Minister of Education, in
accordance with Section 6 of the College of The Bahamas Act, for the
Minister’s approval. On June 12th Council informed the Minister of its
determination and was then informed by the Minister that the matter of
the approval of Dr. Smith as President of COB would be made the subject
of a decision by the Cabinet of the Government of The Bahamas...
Pinder promotes animal health and preventative care through Canine Distemper Vaccinations - Aug 1, 2014 - 12:43:02 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Wednesday July 30th, 2014, Hon. L. Ryan
Pinder, Member of Parliament for the Elizabeth Constituency in
partnership with The Bahamas Human Society conducted a vaccination
exercise at Thelma Gibson Primary School that led to 160 dogs in the
community receiving free vaccinations to protect dogs against the canine
Canine Distemper is an extremely contagious
viral disease that has been linked to the deaths of an estimated 800
Bahamian dogs to date. As a result, The Bahamas Humane Society sought
the assistance from The International Humane Society which led to the
receipt of 1000 vaccines. Additionally, the Cabinet of The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas has also approved 5000 additional vaccinations...
Goombay Summer Festival in Grand Bahama Continues into August - Aug 1, 2014 - 12:39:51 AM
BEACH, Grand Bahama Island -
The celebration continues into
the 4th and 7th from 6:00pm
- 12midnight at Taino Beach with Bahamian Celebration".
Goombay Summer Festival is back!
in 1974, Goombay Summer was a celebration that became a huge draw for
visitors. Over the years, Goombay Summer was sometimes called Junkanoo
in June and Junkanoo Summer Festival, but more recently, it has returned
to its original name. It is a celebration of authentic Bahamian music,
dance, cuisine and craft...
CostRight Freeport & Nassau- Awesome WOW buys! - Aug 1, 2014 - 12:01:00 AM
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Bahamians meet Bahamians in Vancouver, Canada - Jul 31, 2014 - 11:45:06 PM
It's only been a few
months since Nassau born Chris Lowe of Vancouver started the "Bahamians
in Vancouver" facebook group page in hopes of finding other Bahamians in
the area. When he did, it saw instant results, as within 24 hours the
page had over 40 members.
Those that could attend made it to the
first meetup within the first month
hosted at the home of Gareth and Nina Hanna, and a second meetup was scheduled
for July 27th at the Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver. The
event is organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Society of B.C., and it
encourages other nations of the Caribbean to come together. The event is
over two days formally but the Society hosts many other events
throughout the year...
Bahamas' Ariaana Vanderpool Wallace wins swimming silver in Scotland - Jul 31, 2014 - 11:41:48 PM
SCOTLAND - Making Bahamian sporting history, Arianna Vanderpool Wallace
won silver in the women's 50m butterfly final in 25.53 seconds making
her the first to receive a senior swimming medal for the Bahamas.
Airanna is a national-record holding and Olympic swimmer.
She swam for the Bahamas at the 2008 Olympics. She swims collegiately
in the USA for Auburn University.
Francesca Halsall of England won with 25.20 and Brittany Elmslie of Australia came third in 25.91.
The Games close on Sunday, August 3rd...
Haitian president Michael Martelly calls on Bahamas Opposition Leader - Jul 31, 2014 - 11:15:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Opposition Leader the Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, received Haitian
President, His Excellency Michel Martelly in a courtesy visit held at
the Minority Room of the House of Assembly on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
President Martelly visiting The Bahamas for one-day explained that the
objective of the visit was to engage The Bahamas Government in
discussions of bilateral interest in the areas of trade, migration, and
investment that would strengthen the relationship between Haiti and The
Bahamas. Dr. Minnis said he welcomes and supports the idea of
investment that will create opportunities in Haiti that will help to
stem the flow of migrants.
URCA slaps penalty on BTC - Jul 31, 2014 - 11:03:44 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – The Utilities
Regulation and Competition Authority of The Bahamas (URCA) issued an
adjudication and order to BTC today (July 29) for engaging in business
practices which contravened sections 67 and 69 of the Communications Act
resulting in a fine of $243,442.76 among other penalties.
particulars of the complaint, originally filed by Systems Resource Group
(SRG), a subsidiary of the Cable Bahamas group of companies, are that: *SRG had approached several (wholesale) businesses to display and sell SRG’s “’IndiGO’ calling card”; *The
wholesale businesses advised SRG that they had exclusive supply
agreements with BTC that prohibited them from selling the SRG calling
Statement by Bahamas DPM Philip Brave Davis pertaining to the estate of the late Franz Kohlrautz - Jul 31, 2014 - 10:59:51 PM
Over the past few days there have been
several inaccurate and misleading stories in the local newspapers and
online regarding the Estate of the Late Franz Kohlrautz and my role as
Executor of the Estate. Generally I do not discuss my private affairs
and those of my friends publicly, however, the gross distortions and
aspersions being fueled by those who seek to make mischief cannot go
unanswered. I do not take attacks on my character and integrity
I am the Executor of the Estate of the Late Franz
Kohlrautz who was a very close and dear friend. Kenia Baptista Mir
married Mr. Kohlrautz, a man 51 years her senior, in 2009 very soon
after he met her in Cuba during a brief social visit there. Their short
marriage was very tumultuous, filled with much concern about his young
wife’s behaviour and actions and they had been estranged for a
considerable period prior to the time of his death in 2011...