The countdown is officially on! With just under 100-days to the start of
the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, members of the Local
Organizing Committee said the new stadium will be ready to host
thousands of local and international spectators.
During a tour of
the construction site for the state-of-the-art beach soccer facility to
mark the 100-day milestone on Tuesday, Bahamas Football Association
President Anton Sealey predicted that The Bahamas would host the most
successful edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup...
The Water and Sewerage Corporation’s (WSC) vision is:
‘Committed to Growth, Committed to Quality’. True to its mandate to
provide accessible and affordable water to all its customers across the
archipelago, the Corporation continues to undertake a series of water
supply improvements on several Family Islands.
has signed a $1.69Million contract with Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Ltd to
extend and improve water supply to San Salvador. The award follows a
tender process that started in August 2016.
Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States
(OAS) to the recent general elections in the United States today
presented its final report to the Permanent Council.
Chief of Mission and former President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla,
said in her presentation that "the strength of U.S. democracy goes
beyond the particularities of an electoral process. It is based on its
strong institutions, freedom of expression and press, balance of power,
the rule of law and the principles on which the country was founded...”
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement calling on the PLP to table the Boundaries
Commission report in Parliament on Wednesday:
“Crime on the rise, the secret Baha Mar deal still sealed, no Boundaries
Commission report, credit rating downgraded to junk status, failing
schools – and all the Bahamian people get is silence and no plans from
the embattled Prime Minister and his PLP Government. For the past four
and a half years the Bahamian people have only heard empty rhetoric and
broken promises from the PLP Government and now that we have entered the
election season we continue to expect..."
Today marks 100 days until the kick off of the FIFA Beach Soccer World
Cup Bahamas 2017, and excitement continues to grow as the city of Nassau
prepares to host the country’s biggest sporting event to date.
mark the milestone, Prime Minister of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie, other Bahamas government officials and members of the media
will tour the new beach soccer stadium, which is nearing completion.
Sixteen teams will face off on the white sands of The Bahamas on
April 27 – May 7 in the new state of the art facility against the
backdrop of the turquoise ocean...
Dr. Michael Leslie, Professor at the University of Florida in
Gainesville will co facilitate The Fundamentals of Effective Leadership
Seminar in Nassau, Bahamas at the British Colonial Hilton on Friday
February 10th from 9am to 3pm. Dr. Leslie was invited to partner with
Bahamian born international Motivational Speaker, Corporate Trainer,
Author and Talk Show Host Spence Finlayson, Founder , President &
CEO of The Phoenix Institute For Positive Development and Empowerment to
conduct this seminar along with him.
Dr. Michael Leslie teaches
graduate courses in international communications and race/gender/class
and media and conducts cross cultural research on the impact of media
content on society. He is the president of Gemini Advising...
The Bahamas -- Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Belgium to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Dirk Wouters presented
Letters of Credence to Foreign Service Director-General Sharon
Brennen-Haylock, during a courtesy call, January 17, 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration...
Vantage Airport Group, which operates both Lynden Pindling International
Airport in The Bahamas and Kamloops Airport in British Columbia,
Canada, today announced that its inaugural International Education Award
has been granted. The annual $7,500 tuition award is available to a
student from The Bahamas who enters or continues their studies in an
undergraduate program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in a specific
area of study. This year’s recipient is Bahamian Krishe Pratt who is
currently studying at TRU.
The introduction of the award in late
2015 prompted college-bound Bahamian students to take an unprecedented
interest in Kamloops and its university...
The Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, and
Mr. Cyril Jervis, President of Bahamas Association of Chicago,
facilitated a post-game meet and greet with Bahamian basketball
sensation Buddy Hield at the Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans game
at the United Center, January 14, 2017.
Bahamians from the
Midwest jurisdiction came out to support their countryman and present a
plaque honoring Hield as an modern example of Bahamian excellence,
celebrating his first appearance in Chicago as an NBA player...
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration,
the Hon. Frederick Mitchell addressed the topic, "So You Want to be a
Foreign Minister," on Monday evening, January 16, 2017 at Choices
Restaurant, at the University of The Bahamas.
Minister Mitchell gave an
overview of the responsibilities of a Minister of Foreign Affairs, and
also answered questions from the audience, which comprised students,
teachers, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and the general public...
The Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) has always supported,
and continues to support, the crucial and valiant work of the officers
and leadership of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. We have lauded
Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade in particular as an exemplary
defender of fairness and justice throughout his distinguished career.
is therefore with profound regret that we express our bafflement and
dismay at the Commissioner’s recent comments regarding the stalled
investigation into threats against the lives and safety of members of
the environmental group Save The Bays (STB).
The Department of Marine Resources presented a Fly
Fishing Permit to Mrs. Bernadette Christie, wife of Prime Minister the
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, at the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine
Resources on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Regulation of the Fly Fishing
Industry became effective January 9, 2017.
Pictured presenting the
permit is Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V.
Alfred Gray. Also pictured are staff of the Ministry...
Food” is the motto of the eleventh
Culinary Cinema, which
will be held from February 12 to 17, 2017. This year eleven recent full-length
films focusing on the relationship between food, culture and politics will be
passion – and its mastery – is a driving force behind the work of cooks and
filmmakers, and simultaneously one of its themes,” Festival Director Dieter
Kosslick says in explaining the motto.
7.30 pm the main programme of
Culinary Cinema will
present four world and one international premieres. Following these screenings,
star chefs Eneko Atxa...
The Torchbearer’s Youth Association, the youth arm of the Free National
Movement, issued the following statement on the announcement of its 2017
National Youth Convention:
“Building on a trajectory of unity,
the Torchbearers Youth Association is committed to bringing young people
together across the archipelago of The Bahamas in a show of solidarity,
nationalism and activism. Our association is committed to highlighting
and developing the skills and talents of our young people through
research, technology and innovation in all aspects and from all walks of
Sidney Collie, Chairman of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on the embattled Prime Minister stating he is eager
for another term:
“The embattled Prime Minister may be eager for
another term, but the Bahamian people are not. He may think that he
has done an excellent job for the Bahamian people, but they know that
the PLP Government has been more concerned about taking care of their
foreign allies and political supporters than the Bahamian people. Their
record stands for itself – junk bond status, endemic unemployment, and
rising crime, which has led other countries to issue travel warnings,
scandals, secret deals, and continued mismanagement and failures...
Remarks By The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister And Minister Of Finance At The Mediterranean Shipping Company Cruise Port Ground Breaking Ceremony Ocean Cay, Bimini, The Bahamas on 16th January 2017:
I’d like to take this
opportunity to welcome back to The Bahamas Mr. Pierfrancesco Vago,
Executive Chairman of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Cruises, and
to once again thank him and the Aponte family for their continued
interest in and support of The Bahamas.
Not only does Mr. Vago
serve as chairman of cruise operations at MSC, but has been at the helm
of the Cruise Line Industry Association’s (CLIA) UK operations as its
chairman for the past three years, and the driving force behind this
project here at Ocean Cay...
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of the
Public Service and the University of The Bahamas (UB) for the continuous
development and training of Public Servants.
agreement was signed on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the auditorium of
the Harry C. Moore Library at UB, and was viewed as an important step in
a productive relationship between The Government & UB...
Nassau, The Bahamas – The University of The Bahamas addressed the topic
“Technology, Innovation and Majority Rule” on the second day of its
Distinguished Lecture and Symposium in celebration of the 50th
Anniversary of Majority Rule. The Lecture addressed innovation in the
teaching of history, and more specifically the use of technology to
relay the Majority Rule narrative.
The panel discussion, January
13, 2017 at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, UB, was
presented by “From Dat Time”: The Oral and Public History Institute,
School of Social Sciences and University Libraries Department...
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville said that it has been confirmed by Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour that crime is down by 49 percent
since September 2016 in Grand Bahama.
“And just last week, as
reported by Commissioner Greenslade, serious crime has been reduced
nationwide, the largest year-to-year drop since 2004,” Minister Darville
Nassau, The Bahamas - United Methodist Volunteers in Missions Pay Courtesy Call on the
Governor General: NASSAU, The Bahamas -- United Methodist Volunteers in
Missions of Minnesota paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, at Government House on Friday,
January 13, 2017.
Pictured from left: Esther Sargent, Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Pastor Cecil Newbold, and Deborah Barry...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Executive members of The Cat Island Association
Sailing Club presented Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and
Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis with a Floating Trophy, January
13, 2017 at the Ministry.
From left are: Maxwell Burrows, President
Pat Strachan, Deputy Prime Minister Davis, and Marcian Mortimer...
Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that under its Heads of
Agreement negotiated with the Bahamas Government, the Mediterranean
Shipping Company (MSC) will invest over $100 million to transform Ocean
Cay into a ‘world-class cruise destination.’
"In so doing, MSC
will join a distinctive club of cruise liners that own exclusive private
islands serving as dedicated cruise destinations," Prime Minister
Christie said, January 16, 2017 during the Official Groundbreaking
Ceremony for the MSC Cruise Port on the cay...
POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN ARMED ROBBERY
Police are searching for the suspects responsible for a shooting incident and an armed robbery that
occurred on Sunday 15th January 2017.
In the first incident, shortly before 12:00noon, a man was standing in front of a home on Key West Street,
when he was shot by another man who fled on foot. The man was rushed to hospital where he is detained in
Music Society is
thrilled to bring to Bahamian audiences the wondrous sound of the
Quartetto di Cremona string quartet of Italy along with the amazing
viola of Ambra Albek in 2 exciting
performances! It’s 5 world-class strings players all on the same stage on Saturday 21st January
at 7:30 pm at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Princes Street and on Sunday 22nd January
at 5:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall.
enjoy a glass of wine and great classical music! A different programme
will be played at each concert so audiences should plan to attend both!
I am not often one to get into public
political commentary or debate but my heart is heavy. As someone who
has watched your political career over the past 40 years, and witnessing
where we are today I could not resist re-reading George Orwell’s novel
“Animal Farm”. In fact as I watch your actions and those of your most
ardent supporters the words of Mr. Orwell in another forum seems to ring
true, “Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a
dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the
revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.”
and those of your goons and cronies to Mr. Alfred Sears and his
offering for the leadership of the PLP is very off-putting and smacks of
a serious abuse of power...
Nassau, Bahamas - The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, January 16th, in
observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Please be advised that
the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, January
17th at 8:00 a.m.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens,
please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s
Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...