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Humane Society of Grand Bahama to hold AGM on April 28th - Apr 23, 2014 - 5:33:36 PM
The Humane Society of Grand Bahama will hold its Annual General Meeting at Red Beard's Pub on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) has worked tirelessly for 45
years to tend to the thousands of animals that others put aside. 1,492
animals in 2013; 7,500 over the last five years.
Spaying and neutering. Medical care. Housing. Adoption. Cruelty
rescue. Picking up stray animals. We do it all, amazingly with not one
penny of government funding. As you can imagine, it’s a hugely
Pharrell Williams’ esque hat inspires our go-to summer look - Apr 23, 2014 - 4:35:36 PM
Pharrell Williams' increasing popularity
from his ‘Happy’ soundtrack for the Despicable Me 2 movie is driving a
resurgence for hats this summer, as his Vivienne Westwood’s Mountain hat
worn at the Academy Awards last March may not suit everyone's style, you should consider a colorful vivacious fedora to compete your summer look.
look for summer is Havana style, bright and summery,” says Jessika
Fortin, custom hatter merchant of Goorin Bros. in Yaletown Vancouver.
“Think Cuba, vintage cars with a 50’s vibe.”
What excites me about Goorin Bros. neighborhood hat shops is their diverse range of hat styles and colors.
James Smith, C.B.E.; J.P. Joins the Bahamas Petroleum Company Board - Apr 23, 2014 - 4:09:05 PM
NASSAU, New Providence
- Bahamas Petroleum is pleased to announce the following changes to the
board of directors of the Company (“the Board”) with immediate effect.
Former Bahamian State Minister of Finance official James Smith will join
the Board as non-executive Deputy Chairman and William (Bill) Schrader
will join as non-executive Chairman.
James Smith is widely
acknowledged as a leading expert on monetary policy. He is perhaps best
known in The Bahamas as a former senator and government Minister of
State in the Ministry of Finance. He served for a decade as the governor
of the Central Bank of The Bahamas;
Little Harbour Spring Art Show set for April 26th - Apr 23, 2014 - 4:00:29 PM
THE ABACOS, Bahamas -
The Little Harbour Spring Art Show is April 26th this year. After it's
debut only one year ago it has become one of the most anticipated art
shows on Abaco.
Hosted by the iconic Pete's Pub, there will be
lots of excitement with music, a wild hog roast, plenty to eat and drink
and of course, some of the finest art from the best artists and
artisans on the island. Ritchie Eyma and Roshanne Minnis will be there,
as will Marjolein Scott, Jo Bradley, Attila Fetsz and Ginny Warner and
many others too...
Bahamas Statement on Diplomatic Communication to Malaysia - Apr 23, 2014 - 3:53:22 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
public is advised that on 24th March this year, the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs caused the following statement to be issued:
expresses its profound] sorrow over the loss of life to the governments
of all of the countries with nationals on board the Malaysian Air
flight 370 which was confirmed lost this afternoon. Our missions abroad
have been asked to communicate the messages to the various
governments. Mr. Mitchell [the Foreign Minister] has spoken with the
Chinese and American government’s representatives here in Nassau. Our
Ambassador in Havana has been tasked with communicating the message to
the Ambassador for Malaysia to The Bahamas who is resident in Havana.
Our country joins in collective prayers for the repose of all the souls.
Report Positions Caribbean and Latin America as Next Global Breadbasket - Apr 23, 2014 - 3:17:51 PM
America and the Caribbean region can help feed a global population of
nine billion people in 2050 provided the region implements key policy
actions to bolster agricultural productivity, according to a new report
released today by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) and the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Drawing on knowledge and
experience from more than 30 public and private sector partners, The
Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World outlines
challenges, recommendations and action items for policy makers, the
donor community, farmers, agribusiness, and civil society.
Castrol coffers up for annual BGPBC - Bahamas Star Gymnastics Invitational - Apr 23, 2014 - 2:27:44 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Castrol stepped up its support of the sport of gymnastics by
contributing to the 3rd Annual BGPBC - Bahamas Star Gymnastics
Invitational. The event is scheduled for April 25-26, 2014 at The Source
River Complex (formerly Bacardi Plant) on Bacardi Road. More than one
hundred athletes will face off in the competitive meet segment which
kicks off on Friday evening at 6:30pm.
Teams from the Bahamas
and Jamaica will showcase the best of gymnastics from their respective
countries. Among the competing Bahamian teams are Freeport based, Grand
Bahama Gymnastics Academy and Nassau based, BDT Flyers of Bahamas Dance
Theatre, Nassau Nastics and host club, Bahamas Star Gymnastics.
V-Mac’s Eleuthera tour to target youth in wake of triple tragedy - Apr 23, 2014 - 2:17:46 PM
Eleuthera, The Bahamas
- In the wake of the deaths of Bobby Thompson 32, Pacino Simmons 29
and Harry Sands, Jr 19, gospel recording artist and host/founder of
242Untapped Vincent ‘V-Mac’ McDonald, is taking his Declaration Tour to
the island of Eleuthera, hoping to keep youth on track in spite of the
“I do not know any of the victims personally,
despite my visits to Eleuthera and some members of our team being from
that island,” said V-Mac. “I do know that as a young man in the same age
bracket, who has yet to reach my prime, it’s devastating. I’m close to
my family as well so I can only imagine the pain they are going through..."
Barrington Mackey running for Marco City in Local Government Election - Apr 23, 2014 - 1:28:47 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - “I refuse to stand idle and see what happens next," was Barrington Mackey’s response when asked why did he decided to become a candidate in the June 23rd Local Government Election.
a passion for the youth development and a desire to serve, the
community organizer has formed an alliance with Mr. Solomon Morley a
current councilor for the Marco City Constituency to contest the
As members of the council they will focus on building stronger communities by:
RBPF Nassau reports overnight homicide: Drive-by shooting, 4 males in custody - Apr 23, 2014 - 11:53:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Four males ages 35, 30, 18 and 17 years are in custody assisting police
with investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead on
Tuesday 22nd April 2014.
to reports, shortly before 11:00pm a female friend of the deceased went
to his Jacaranda Street residence located in Pinewood Gardens to
collect him in her vehicle. As the deceased began to walk to his female
friend’s vehicle a silver Nissan Altima vehicle pulled up with a male
occupant, who fired several shots at them. The vehicle then sped off.
March and Rally: "No Bail Let Capital Punishment Prevail" event set for May 3rd - Apr 23, 2014 - 11:45:58 AM
At present, incidences of crime, violent crimes in particular,
continue to increase in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Murders continue to
devastate and destabilize families while simultaneously leaving citizens and
communities in fear for their lives. Citizens of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas must mobilize themselves and speak with one voice to demonstrate to the
criminal element that we will no longer live in fear. We must protest the
murders and the violence and embark upon a unified program of action to take
back our streets and protect our families.
As such, The No Spin Zone, a popular
Facebook group, in conjunction with Khandi Gibson of Families of Murdered
Victims (FOAM) and Troy Garvey of
Determined for Absolute Change (DFAC) invite all concerned Bahamians to
participate in the ‘No Bail Let Capital Punishment Prevail on May 3, 2014
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Wednesday, April 23rd - Apr 23, 2014 - 11:33:37 AM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Wednesday 23rd April 2014.
General situation: Weak pressure pattern will bring pleasant and weather across the Bahamas.
Weather: Partly sunny and warm with the slight chance of a passing shower today turning fair and mild tonight.
Winds: Variable at 10 knots or less over open waters...
RBPF Nassau: 9 arrested by Mobile Division - 47 drivers cited - Apr 23, 2014 - 9:09:48 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
9 Arrested by Mobile Division:
Consistent with the
Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014, Mobile Division saturation
patrols intended to reduce crime and to minimize the ability for
criminals to commit criminal activities reaped the following results during the past 24 hours: One (1) arrest for Possession of Dangerous Drugs, One (1) arrest for House breaking
, Two (2) arrests for Breach of the Immigration Act
47 Drivers cited by Southern Division Officers:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2014, Southeastern Division officers conducted an
operation in the Division on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 that targeted
drivers who were in breach of the laws of the road...
Bahamas to host World Day of Prayer 2015 - Apr 22, 2014 - 9:16:04 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, Minister of
Social Services and Community Development welcomes representatives from World Day of Prayer visiting from Germany and planning World Day of Prayer 2015 to be held in The Bahamas.
The Minister received the women, who are from various Christian denominations on Tuesday
April 22, 2014 during a Courtesy Call at the Ministry's Headquarters in
the Post Office Building, East Hill Street...
PM Christie foreshadows new economic boom for Mayaguana - Apr 22, 2014 - 8:01:49 PM
Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Prime Minister the
Rt. Honourable Perry G. Christie with his Transport /Aviation Minister Glenys
Hanna Martin and Agriculture/Marine Resources Minister V. Alfred Gray
officiated at ceremonies welcoming Bahamasair, the National airline and flag
carrier of the country as it resumed regularly scheduled flights to this most
southern island of the Bahama Island chain on Monday 21st August
after a five year hiatus.
Prime Minister Christie and his delegation
arrived on the new a runway tarmac just shy of 10 am to meet scores of island
residents and primary and high school students in the terminal for the event...
RRB Committee's "All White Affair" 2014 set for May 17th - Apr 22, 2014 - 7:06:34 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Island - The Red Rose Ball Committee has launched media coverage to
inform the public of its annual All White Affair with the announcement
of the event slated for Saturday May 17, 2014 at the Grand Lucayan
are also pleased to have the partnership and support of Leslia
Miller-Brice, who will not only serve as our guest of honor for the All
White Affair but she will be the face of the Red Rose Ball Committee and
she will be our guest of honor at our annual Red Rose Ball.
“I was truly honored to receive a phone call from Ms. Odette Knowles, who not only informed me about the Red Rose Ball Committee...
New Regime to Come on Stream in Bahamian Telecommunications - Apr 22, 2014 - 6:25:24 PM
Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Former Financial Secretary Mrs. Ruth Miller has
been appointed to head a committee made up of persons from the private
and public sectors to advise the Government on the way forward as
liberalization in the telecommunications industry comes on stream.
Prime Minister revealed this much to a gathering at the Mayaguana
Airport to celebrate the return of Bahamasair after five years and the
airport’s newly refurbished runway.
Prime Minister Perry G.
Christie announced the possibility of a new company coming into the
Bahamas to compete with the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) in a
liberalized telecommunications environment. The liberalization era
comes out of an agreement made between the former Government and Cable
and Wireless Communications (CWC) on their majority share purchase in
BTC and the...
Roberts: Bahamasair return to Mayaguana is good news - Apr 22, 2014 - 6:17:56 PM
The completion of the runway refurbishment at the Mayaguana Airport
and the return of regularly scheduled Bahamasair flights there after a five
year absence are significant milestones for the residents of that Island and
signal the resurgence of the Mayaguana economy.
The facts are that this runway refurbishment which was well
underway when the PLP demitted office in 2007 and the heavy hand of Hubert
Ingraham and the FNM brought the I-Group Project to a grinding halt and the
elimination of over 80 jobs. The People of Mayaguana suffered at the hands of
the FNM for five long years as nothing was done to improve the quality of their
lives or build their economy. The 5,000 acres of land giveaway by the FNM in a
RBPF Wanted in Andros: Troy Miller - James Marcus Brown - Devon Burrows - Apr 22, 2014 - 6:06:33 PM
POLICE ISSUE WARNING TO PERSONS WHO HARBOUR WANTED PERSONS
POLICE in Andros,
Bahamas are requesting the public’s help in locating three men wanted
for a Causing Harm incident that occurred at Lowe Sound, Andros on
Sunday 20th April 2014.
The first suspect is 22 – year old Troy Miller of Lowe Sound Andros.
Miller is a dark brown male, weighing 170 pounds, slim build and about 5’ 10” in height.
The second suspect is 47 – year old James Marcus Brown of Lowe Sound Andros and Freeport, Grand Bahama.
RBPF Wanted in Exuma: Denardo Smith aka ‘Fat Boy’ - Apr 22, 2014 - 6:01:36 PM
Island-wide Manhunt Intensified
Exuma, Bahamas have intensified their island-wide manhunt for 33 – year
old Denardo Smith aka ‘Fat Boy’ of Hartswell and Williams Town, Exuma.
Smith is wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday 22nd April 2014.
to reports, shortly after 2:00am, a man was about to enter his vehicle
following and altercation with the suspect in the George Town area when
the suspect armed with a handgun allegedly shot him in the abdomen and
fled on foot.
First Taste band to make its debut in Grand Bahama - Apr 22, 2014 - 5:40:22 PM
Vice president of the
Grand Bahama Entertainers, Musicians and Artists Association, Nat
Cambridge has formed a new band in Grand Bahama.
"Grand Bahamian live music has, for some time now, been on
the decline until recently with the advent of some new faces entering the scene.
However, even with these new faces popping up here and there, the live music
entertainment scene continues to be dominated by what I term '60 year old
entertainers, presenting 40 year old material for 20 year old audiences,' said Cambridge. "Grand
Bahama is long overdue time for a serious effort to pass the baton to those
young, talented and aspiring entertainers..."
Bahamian Author Publishes Book on Middle East Conflict - Apr 22, 2014 - 5:26:42 PM
"Threads in the Tapestry," a new book by Cherub Nicholls, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
"Threads In The Tapestry: Conflict & Resolution in the Middle East" can be simply explained in a love story.
the Great King, chooses for Himself a wife. Her name is Israel. This
Great King loves His wife very much and would do anything to shower her
with His affection. Like other husbands in a marital relationship, He
provides for His wife a home. This Great King utilizes the skills and
expertise of foreign labor to build His wife her home.
Earth Day Commemoration by Bahamas Minister of the Environment - Apr 22, 2014 - 3:30:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
following is the Keynote Address for the Commemoration of Earth Day
given by Bahamas Minister of the Environment, Kendred Dorsett at the College
of The Bahamas on April 22nd:
“There is a great need for the introduction of new
values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can
be faster, and where less can be more.”
These words were penned and uttered by the founder of Earth Day, Senator
Gaylord Nelson. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day by some one
billion people in 192 countries around the globe. It is a day for inspiration and appreciation
of the earth’s natural resources.
The Bahamas' Out Islands: A Visitor's View - Apr 22, 2014 - 3:10:11 PM
wife and I are residents of Mississippi. After getting married
twenty-five years ago, we took our first island vacation to St. Martin.
Following that was Cancun, Bonaire, and St. Thomas. These are highly
populated and heavily visited resorts. I wanted something else –
“nothing”. No crowds, no mega-resorts, no having to lock our car at
every stop. So we searched the Internet for “remote beach cottage” and
found one in Abaco, wherever that was. The Bahamian owner graciously
helped us to plan the route, which of course included planes big and
small, taxi cabs, ferries, private boats and even suggested golf carts...
National Crime Reporting Network (NCRN) - Apr 22, 2014 - 3:02:59 PM
The current state of affairs as it relates
to crime and social disobedience in the Bahamas is far from normal. We are
seeing and hearing of behavior that leaves a lot to be desired about the future
and well-being of the nation. This statement is mine and is supported by the
fact that the murder rate has sky rocketed, not to mention the assault statics,
which have nearly tripled in the last 10 years. If you agree with my
observations then you should agree that we cannot bury our heads in the ground
and hope that it all gets better. I venture to say that you will say that we
are in an emergency situation.
have all watched for the last few years as our society is faced with increasing
incidents of unrelenting violence on one hand and the apparent refusal of the
political and religious leadership of our country, to take proactive steps to
curve this problem...
IAAP Bahamas calls on the Governor General - Apr 22, 2014 - 2:57:30 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The Bahamas
Chapter of the International Association of Administration Professionals
(IAAP) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the Governor General Sir
Arthur Foulkes at Government House on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Pictured seated from left are Frances Armbrister, Juanita Nairn-Grant, Sir Arthur Foulkes, Jane Roach and Debbie Smith.
Nassau luxury retailers tour boutique space at Baha Mar - Apr 22, 2014 - 2:53:35 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
The Baha Mar lifestyle, representing a sophisticated, global traveler,
will be reflected in the retail experience at the resort. Luxury Retail
Limited and John Bull, two of the largest high-end retail operators in
The Bahamas, will be bringing some of the best luxury brands in the
world to Baha Mar. Recently, executives from Luxury Retail Limited and
John Bull toured the Baha Mar construction site. The group had a
firsthand walk through of their respective boutique spaces to be located
in a high-traffic area near to the gaming floor of the
100,000-square-foot Baha Mar Casino. The tour also included executives
from Cartier, a luxury watch and jewelry brand, and Richemont, a luxury
goods and jewelry company whose brands include Cartier, Baume et
Mercier, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger- LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai and
Acqua For Life goes continental, providing safe drinking water in Africa, Latin America And Asia - Apr 22, 2014 - 2:14:05 PM
Geneva, Switzerland -
Giorgio Armani is expanding its successful Acqua for Life campaign in
partnership with Green Cross International for the fourth consecutive
year, targeting water-scarce communities in West Africa, Latin America
and, for the first time, the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka in 2014 to
roll-out sustainable drinking water systems that will benefit thousands
Acqua for Life, launched in 2011, has in its first
three years raised funds for the successful implementation of water
pumps, wells and rainwater harvesting systems in more than 60
communities and schools in Ghana, Bolivia, Mexico and China, providing
around 150 million litres of water per year.
Mackey Media Ltd: We transfer music & video to digital media - Apr 22, 2014 - 12:42:19 PM
Now's the time to preserve your special
memories on digital media before it's too late! In addition to advertising services, Mackey
Media Ltd located at The Insurance Management Building Freeport, also provides
audio and video restoration and archival services.
So if you're frustrated with being unable to conveniently view your old VHS, HI8 or MiniDV
tapes we can transfer them to DVD, Flash drive, hard drive, prepare them for your portable devices and even upload them to
the Internet for you.
If you're stuck having to listen to your favorite music or spoken word on vinyl
record, cassette, reel to reel, DAT or even 8-track tape, Mackey Media Ltd can
transfer your prized audio to CD or removable media (hard drive/ flash drive). We can
also prepare your audio for playback on your portable mobile device (Ipod, Ipad