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Agape Christian School of Marsh Harbour calls on Bahamas Governor General - May 6, 2015 - 10:05:24 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Grade 6 students of Agape Christian School in
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Governor
General Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, May 4,
They were accompanied by their principal, Cecile Albury, and
teacher, Farrah Cartwright...
Caribbean Needs ‘New Development Vision’, Mia Mottley Tells EU-CARIFORUM - May 6, 2015 - 6:52:34 PM
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Barbados Opposition Leader, Hon.
Mia Amor Mottley has asserted that “the Caribbean needs a new development
vision” that will guide export growth and economic enrichment
“We have gone through all kinds of experiments over the last
50 years (spanning) industrialization, import substitution, opportunities that
balance the desire to bring people out of poverty but constrained by old
structures of production and in more recent times the new neo-liberal vision
that has rendered us susceptible to the dilution of local vision and
empowerment enfranchisement through foreign capital and foreign investment being the primary mechanism
through which production is obtained in our countries,” said the outspoken
The Arts Pavilion to be included in Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival - May 6, 2015 - 6:48:52 PM
The Arts Pavilion
officially announced its inclusion within Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival at its
press conference on Monday, May 4th at Hillside House. Paul Major, Chairman of
The Bahamas National Festival Commission and Craig Woods, Film Commissioner of
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism joined Antonius Roberts, Curator of The Arts
Pavilion along with participating artists to share the important role The Arts
Pavilion hopes to play as it takes its place at Hillside House this
The Arts Pavilion was
inspired by an invitation from The Bahamas National Festival Commission to include
a visual arts component within Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. It is an open gallery
New Providence Events Calendar - May 6, 2015 - 6:30:40 PM
Find out what is happening in New Providence.
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they live on, or even if they now live abroad...
Renewable Energy Self Generation Registration Process Begins - May 6, 2015 - 4:52:53 PM
In accordance with the amendments made to the Electricity
Act, the Ministry of the Environment and Housing, in collaboration with The
Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) and The Ministry of Works and Urban
Development will commence registration for the Renewable Energy Self Generation
(RESG) Pilot Programme on Monday, May 11, 2015.
The RESG programme will permit applicants operating wind and/or solar
systems to tie into the grid; thereby assisting in the reduction of their
electricity costs and lessening the demand for electricity...
STB hails Bahamas draft environmental bill a good first step - May 6, 2015 - 4:50:02 PM
Dorsett and his PLP government congratulated for launching public
consultation process; finally addressing the urgent need
for environmental protection laws
The Bays (STB) welcomes the news that a draft Environmental Protection
and Planning Bill is being circulated for public comment in response to
the Rubis fuel spill crisis in Marathon. We consider the move
a significant victory for environmental protection, due process and the
rule of law in The Bahamas.
Prime Minister Says Bahamas Government Must Diversify Revenue Sources - May 6, 2015 - 4:28:08 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
- Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Minister of Finance, the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie said government must diversify its revenue sources, during the opening ceremony of the World Customs
Organization IT Conference and Exhibition at Our Lucaya on Wednesday, May 6.
administrations worldwide play a key regulatory role in their countries. The
Bahamas is no different with Customs contributing significantly to revenue
generation in the course of border protection. In the case of economically
advanced countries however, the role of Customs has shifted from being
primarily responsible for revenue collection to one focused on border
protection and control.
WCO Conference and Exhibition Underway in Grand Bahama - May 6, 2015 - 4:05:55 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
– Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon.
Dr. Michael Darville
on Wednesday officially welcomed delegates from some
seventy-two countries to Grand Bahama Island, site of the World Customs
Organization IT Conference and Exhibition.
The three-day conclave
which centers around inclusiveness through information technologies, has as its
theme: “IT for an Inclusive Approach in Connecting Customs and Other
Stakeholders in Inter and Intra-Regional Trade...”
Ginger Moxey calls on Bahamas Governor General - May 6, 2015 - 4:02:57 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Ginger N.
Moxey, Global Ambassador, founder of IMMERSE magazine (left), paid a
courtesy call on Her Excellency Governor General Dame Marguerite
Pindling at Government House on Wednesday, May 6, 2015...
Flood Impact on Harbour Island, North Eleuthera and Abaco Being Assessed - May 6, 2015 - 3:47:31 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of
Financial Services and Local Government has announced that an assessment team
has been dispatched to survey and assess the flood-damaged areas of Harbour
Island and Eleuthera, on
Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
These areas were impacted during a severe
thunderstorm system, which passed through the Exuma Cays, New Providence,
Eleuthera, Berry Islands, Abaco and their adjacent waters on Tuesday, May 5,
Approximately 6.7 inches of rain fell in
Harbour Island and areas...
Severe weather warning for Cat Island, Bahamas - May 6, 2015 - 3:34:29 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued
a Severe Weather Warning with effect from 3:15pm until 5:15 pm
Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
A severe weather warning is in effect for Cat Island and its adjacent waters.
At 03:10pm radar and satellite pictures indicated a line of
thunderstorms across Cat Island. The system is moving slowly north,
Posh Paws Fashion Show 2015 in support of Grand Bahama's Humane Society - May 6, 2015 - 3:05:22 PM
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, 23rd May, Port Lucaya
Marketplace will be hosting the Humane Society of Grand Bahamas’ (HSGB) Posh
Paws Fashion Show 2015 to benefit the shelter’s dogs and cats, in partnership
with many of its restaurants, boutiques and shops.
In addition to the fashions, the
entertainment will include Johnny Mathiesen on guitar playing some old classics
and the ever popular Luchan as DJ. To
close out the evening, Grand Bahamas’ own fabulous KB will perform two songs,
one of which will be a brand new song written and produced just for the
Draft Legislation for the Department of Environmental Planning and Protection Bill Introduced - May 6, 2015 - 2:38:37 PM
Statement by Hon. Kenred M. A. Dorsett M.P., Minister of the Environment and Housing:
Today, my ministry is releasing draft
legislation for the establishment of the Department of Environmental
Planning and Protection to the general public for commentary. This bill
proposes to implement measures that will increase environmental
protection and oversight throughout our country.
is committed to hearing from Bahamians to help shape this new
legislation. We encourage all Bahamians to comment on this important
piece of legislation that will help protect The Bahamas' beautiful and
world renowned environment...
High School Students enjoy a ‘High-Tech’ Day Exploring Careers in the ICT Sector - May 6, 2015 - 2:24:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Students and teachers from more than 15 high
schools throughout New Providence joined more than 100,000 young women
worldwide in celebrating Girls in Information and Communications
Technology ( ICT) Day) recently. For the first time, women currently
working in the ICT sector in The Bahamas took to the stage to share
their experiences and wealth of knowledge with eager future ICT aspirant
professionals. Upon entering the room, the young ladies immediately
realized it was no ordinary seminar. Technology fixtures, themes and
backdrops, set the tone for an exciting and stimulating day of learning
The one day symposium and trade fair was opened by
the Attorney General, the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC who commended
the organizers for ensuring that our students, particularly females...
Ascot Grand Bahama previews its beachfront tower residences - May 6, 2015 - 2:01:22 PM
Ascot has been pushing its differences
since Australian developer, Steve Bell, first announced his intentions late
last year, and the freshly released interiors, by international designer Bianca
Boie, have certainly proven this.
“Anti-glitz, pure elegance and substance”
is Bell’s key phrase on all design aspects, and with the help of Archiform 3D each part has been
painstakingly shaped to reflect that. Having done countless modern, hard-edged
developments; Bell openly admits that he feels it is time for a change...
BTC Wins Gold and Silver -International Phone Book Awards - May 6, 2015 - 2:00:02 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Bahamas Telecommunications
Company (BTC) has won gold and silver medals in the highly competitive
regional, Telephone Directory awards competition held by The Association
of Directory Publishers (ADP), an international trade association
serving the Yellow Pages industry since 1898. BTC won two, 1st-Place
Golds in the ‘Excellence in Cover Design & Art - Product Branding,’
and ‘Excellence in Cover Design & Art – Print’ and a 2nd Place
Silver for ‘Excellence in Print Directories.’ Entries are judged by a
jury of peers and knowledgeable industry experts at the Annual
Convention and Trade Show.
Najah Finlayson the BTC Directory
Publications Manager said that her team was thrilled that their hard
work had paid off. “We love what we do with a passion, and tirelessly
put in hundreds of hours to ensure we give the public really great phone
books each year. I am so very proud of the team here at BTC Directory
The Caribbean needs radical thinking and bold actions - May 6, 2015 - 1:47:28 PM
Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj, a Trinidadian, has written a
strong opinion piece (below) calling for radical thinking and bold
actions to address the issues of persisting low growth in the Caribbean.
He is in Trinidad attending a UNDP forum on the issue.
article highlights recommendations from the Commonwealth’s Caribbean
Vision 2050 initiative, which is aimed at boosting the development
prospects of countries in the region...
RBPF Missing: Nathaniel Higgs of Eleuthera - May 6, 2015 - 1:11:28 PM
The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) have issued this Missing Person poster for
30 year old Nathaniel Higgs.
Higgs' last known address is Upper Bogue, Eleuthera
Description: Complexion: Brown, Height: 5'11", Build: Slim...
Talents, Achievements and Abilities Highlighted at Anatol Rodgers High School - May 6, 2015 - 1:01:44 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Administrators, faculty, support-staff,
well-wishers and parents of Anatol Rodgers High School celebrated the
successful performances of students during a special assembly in the school’s
gymnasium on Tuesday, May 5th.
The event was held to recognize students for their endeavors
in sports, academics, career and technical studies and competitions. The theme
for the occasion was “Celebrating Quality Performance”.
The entire school body including the band, choir, drummers,
flagettes and dance team paid tribute to the outstanding students.
Bahamas Accreditation and Metrology Services Given a Boost - May 6, 2015 - 12:58:12 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - As
the newest standards bureau in the region, The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and
Quality (BBSQ) is now well on the way to enhancing its offering of
accreditation and measurement standardisation services with the signing of two
Memoranda of Understanding with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for
Standards and Quality recently.
Minister of Financial Services, Hon. C. V. Hope
Strachan, under whose portfolio the BBSQ resides, signed the documents on April
30, 2015, to establish the Caribbean Cooperation for Accreditation Scheme,
and to recognise the Bureau of Standards Jamaica’s...
Minister for Grand Bahama Cheers on Young Athletes - May 6, 2015 - 12:32:16 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Minister
for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville took time out Monday
morning to visit the Grand Bahama Sports Centre, site of the Grand
Bahama Primary Schools Track and Field Championship.
The Minister gave
words of encouragement to cheer on the young athletes...
Nassau: Shooting death at Freetown Lane - Man shot at Homestead Street - May 6, 2015 - 12:16:01 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - According
to reports, shortly after 7:00am on Tuesday 5th May 2015, police
received a report that a house located at Freetown Lane was damaged by
gunshots. Police on arrival at the scene examined the house and
discovered the lifeless body of a man with gunshot wounds to the head
and shoulder. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police received
additional information that this shooting occurred around 1:30am that
The man has been identified as 45 – year old Hoover Bain of Freetown Lane.Investigations are ongoing...
Knowles and Woodside racked up gold and silver medals at California Karate Tournament - May 6, 2015 - 12:00:35 PM
students of the New Providence Martial Arts Centre, Shirley Street East,
William Knowles, 16 and Nathaniel Woodside, 13 participated in the 48th
Annual JKR Gasshuku Training Seminars and International Tournament, in Anaheim,
California, April 30 – May 4, 2015.
The highlight of the event was the advanced
training seminars with JKR instructors out of Japan. The students were also exposed
to training with other JKR students from around the world. Knowles finished with a
silver medals in Kata and Kumite. Woodside, a gold medal in Kumite and a bronze
medal in Kata. Knowles, a 10th grade student of
St John’s College and Woodside, a 7th grade student of St
5 Deceased Identified by Nassau Police - May 6, 2015 - 11:19:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Royal Bahamas Police Force have identified the following five victims
from murders or deaths that occurred between Thursday, April 30th and
May 3rd in the capital.
• The man shot and killed at Baillou
Hill Road South on Thursday 30th April 2015, has been identified as 40 –
year old Julian Taylor of Balliou Hill Road South.
The man shot and killed at St. Margaret Road on Thursday 30th April
2015, has been identified as 20 - year old Thiffeon Johnson of Yamacraw
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Wednesday, May 6 - May 6, 2015 - 11:16:46 AM
Bahamas public weather forecast for today and tonight, Wednesday 6th May 2015.
General situation: A developing low pressure system will continue
moving northward through tonight meanwhile generating unsettled weather
over the Bahamas.
Special warnings: Residents should safeguard life and property from the
threat of flooding in low lying areas during heavy rainfall events...
RBPF Nassau: DEU make drug arrest - 14 arrests - 2 firearms seized - May 6, 2015 - 8:23:09 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
According to reports, around 4:00pm, on Tuesday 5th May 2015, Drug
Enforcement Unit officers acting on intelligence executed a search
warrant at a home located at Peter Street, where they uncovered one (1)
pound of marijuana. Six (6) adult males were taken into custody for
POLICE are reporting
the arrest of 14 persons during separate operations conducted by
officers from the Southeastern and Southwestern Divisions on Tuesday 5th
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2015 - May 6, 2015 - 7:15:23 AM
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Storm flood damage in Harbour Island, Bahamas - May 6, 2015 - 12:14:15 AM
Eleuthera, Bahamas -
This video posted to Youtube shows the results of the severe thunder
storms on May 5th in Harbour Island, Eleuthera. Most of the footage was
shot on Alice Street, which the person filming being pulled through on a
flotation by a young male local standing in the water.
Water levels rose half way up doors, and residents lost most of their belongings, including all their vehicles.
resident said this was the fourth time he'd been flooded like this
since he has been living in the area. "It's usually up to my knees when
it floods... but right now it's up to my waist..."