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OAS Anticorruption Mechanism Holds On-Site Visit to Haiti - Apr 15, 2014 - 9:28:00 PM
Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism of the Organization of
American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to Haiti from April 8 – 10
with the country’s consent, as part of the analysis that the mechanism
carries out in accordance with the methodology adopted by consensus
among its member countries.
The Commission of the Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC)
was made up of Mario Hidalgo Jara, Technical Analyst of the
Implementation of International Instruments to Combat Corruption of the
Council for Citizen Participation and Social Oversight (CPCCS) of
Ecuador and current Chair of the Committee of Experts of MESICIC;
Marcela Miranda Pérez, Chief Councilwoman...
Bahamas National Trust Council elects Lawrence Glinton as new president - Apr 15, 2014 - 9:18:36 PM
Bahamas – The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) held its Annual General Meeting
(AGM) and Spring Council meetings to elect its new Council and Officers for the
year and to review current issues and work being done by the Trust.
BNT membership elected fifteen members to serve on the twenty-nine member
council, fourteen members are appointed, representing government and major
scientific organizations and universities.
The council also elected former Deputy Vice-President, Lawrence Glinton,
as the new President, with Neil McKinney retiring after three years at the
Bahamas holds workshop on monitoring State Action on Gender-Based violence - Apr 15, 2014 - 8:43:47 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
--- Senior Officials from a number of essential governmental ministries,
corporations and agencies and private sector partnerships began meeting
Tuesday at a “Skills Building Workshop for Human Rights-Based
Monitoring on State Action on Gender-Based Violence”. The Workshop is
part of a larger project – the State Accountability Project to End
Gender-Based Violence – that will focus on building a culture of peace
and respect in society in general and decreasing the level of violence
against women, in particular.
State Accountability Project is sponsored by the Caribbean Regional
Office of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment
of Women (UNWomen).
London-based artist, Lynn Parotti exhibits in The Bahamas - Apr 15, 2014 - 8:19:27 PM
Bahamian artist, Lynn
Parotti has been living in London since 1995, and was currently in
Nassau for the annual Transforming Spaces island-wide art tour,
showcasing the best in contemporary Bahamian visual art. This year's
tenth season was under the theme “Water”, and presented artwork from
almost 100 artists from The Bahamas and 5 other countries in 7 local
Lynn Parotti's paintings are landscape based and
focus particularly on the impact human interaction is having on the land
and sea. In recent years she has turned her attention to the crisis
facing humanity: the depletion of global natural resources and the
effect it will have on people and the environments in which we live...
Workshop for Human Rights Based Monitoring of State Action on Gender- Based Violence - Apr 15, 2014 - 5:10:39 PM
rights expert at the United Nations Ms. Gaynel Curry (second left) is in
town for a few days to conduct a Skills Building Workshop for Human
Rights Based Monitoring of State Action on Gender-Based Violence.
pictured (from left) are: Ms. Christine Campbell, Officer-in-Charge,
Bureau of Women's Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development; Ms. Curry; Minister of Social Services and Community
Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, who delivered the keynote
address and Miss Sasha Dixon, Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations.
UN Assistant Secretary-General calls on Bahamas Minister of Health - Apr 15, 2014 - 5:00:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - United Nation Assistant
Secretary-General, (ASG) Deputy Executive Director, (DED) Programme, UN
AIDS, Dr. Luiz Loures made a courtesy call on Minister of Health Dr.
Perry Gomez, Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Pictured from left: Director of
Nursing, Mrs. Marcel Johnson; PAHO Representative Bahamas, Turks and
Caicos Islands, Dr. Gerry Eijkemans; Permanent Secretary Ms. Hyacinth
Pratt; Minister Gomez; Dr. Loures; Senior Advisor (programme) UN AIDS,
Ms. Reeta Bhatia; Chief Medical Officer Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis;
Director of Public Health, Dr. Pearl McMillan and Deputy Permanent
Secretary Mrs. Bridgette Stuart...
Jazz On The Square Returns to City Centre in St. Lucia - Apr 15, 2014 - 4:04:26 PM
Saint Lucia -
The highly popular lunchtime concert series
Jazz on the Square returns to the heart of nation’s capital with three
days of contemporary Caribbean cross-over music.
at the Derek Walcott Square in downtown Castries, the 2014 Jazz on the
Square line-up includes nine dynamic performances by top local and
regional acts from Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Barbados. Performances
start on Wednesday May 7 and continue through Friday May 09...
High School Students Learn How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with Bahamas Waste - Apr 15, 2014 - 3:16:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Though not
so pleasant to most people, waste can actually help lower the cost of
business and improve our environmental omissions.
The students of both Aquinas College and C.V. Bethel High School,
recently learned more about how to reduce, reuse and recycle while
touring the facilities of The Bahamas’ largest waste management company,
Bahamas Waste. The students toured the facilities, learned about the
services provided and were given a demonstration of how biodiesel is
produced and then used to fuel the Bahamas Waste fleet...
Evangelical Church in America Bishop calls on Grand Bahama Minister - Apr 15, 2014 - 2:47:17 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Bishop Robert Schaefer of the Evangelical Church in America paid a
courtesy call on the Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville,
April 11, 2014.
Bishop Schaefer heads the Florida/Bahamas Synod of which
Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Freeport is a part.
Pictured left to
right: Rev. Clifford Lewis, Pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church;
Bishop Schaefer; Dr. Darville; and Rev. Jaime Dubon, assistant to the
Bimini Sands Bahamas joins Guy Harvey Outpost Expedition Collection - Apr 15, 2014 - 2:43:59 PM
South Bimini, Bahamas –
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina on the Bahamas Gateway Island of
Bimini is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic marketing
agreement with Guy Harvey Outpost. By joining the exclusive Guy Harvey
Outpost Expedition Collection of independently owned and operated
resorts, Bimini Sands can take advantage of the Outpost’s marketing,
outfitting and online reservation system. In addition, Guy Harvey
Outpost will have the opportunity to co-host fishing tournaments with
Bimini Sands from its full-service marina, which offers the fastest
access to world-class fishing waters of any marina on the island, along
with oceanfront condos, two of Bimini’s most popular restaurants, a new
infinity pool, Bimini’s top-rated dive operation and many other exciting
Bradley Roberts: FNM is divided and in a race to the bottom - Apr 15, 2014 - 2:13:39 PM
When one considers the
turmoil within the FNM, that organization is in a foot race to the
bottom. Whatever role they are supposed to play in governance as the
official opposition remains uncertain and unclear because it is
overshadowed by their disjointed behavior and division generally. This
spectacle is sinking opposition governance to the lowest levels this
country has ever seen.
But since Darren Cash apparently suffers
from selective memory, I am compelled to remind him of the behavior of
the leadership of the FNM as HRH Loyal Opposition.
Bahamas Bridal Show "Here Comes the Bride" a Success - Apr 15, 2014 - 1:02:45 PM
When the Bahamas
Bridal Show started in 1990, few people believed this annual event would
be successful, much less become a household name in this country. They
by show organizers Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear, hundreds of
persons have made significant contribution to keep this annual event
going strong for almost three decades.
Sunday, April 6th, the Bahamas Bridal Show presented its 26th
production under the theme "Here Comes the Bride” at Melia Nassau Beach,
featuring many of the country’s leading wedding and home suppliers,
National Dance School of The Bahamas Holds "I Dream in Color" Recital - Apr 15, 2014 - 12:42:39 PM
The National Dance School of The Bahamas held its annual recital this
weekend, bringing together hundreds of parents and supporters for a full
house on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The dance and
drum concert, dubbed: "I Dream in Color", was held at the National
Center for the Performing Arts on Shirley Street.
School Administrator Dereka Deleveaux - Grant said the "I Dream in
Color" theme reminds the students that "nothing is impossible if you
dream in color, for then your reality will be even more easier to
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Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy calls on Governor General - Apr 15, 2014 - 12:01:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Grade 4 and Grade 6
students from the Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy paid a courtesy
call on His Excellency the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes at
Government House on Monday, April 14, 2014.
Present at the courtesy call
were Laciata Parker Grade 4 teacher and Dorcas Vega Grade 6 teacher...
Lyford Cay International School Leads Beach Clean up at Coral Harbour - Apr 15, 2014 - 11:41:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Lyford Cay
International School (LCIS) community came together on Saturday, April
12 to participate in a school wide beach clean up at Coral Harbour. LCIS
students, parents, staff and community members all pitched in to remove
a full dumpster of trash from the beach. “We are cleaning the beach as
our contribution to National Coastal Awareness Month,” noted Helene
Dejong, LCIS Community Service Coordinator and organizer of the beach
More than 60 large bags of trash were collected by
volunteers and removed by Bahamas Waste. Denise Mizell, LCIS secondary
and marine science teacher and leader of the Diving Dragons, the LCIS
scuba diving club, led an underwater clean up effort...
Huge Turnout For Atlantic Medical’s “Sweet 16” Funwalk - Apr 15, 2014 - 11:16:33 AM
Bahamas – Oniel Williams, who has spent the last six months training in Kenya
with Olympic champions and Mackey Williams, a runner who has been participating
in marathons since 1986, were the first runner and walker to cross separate
finish lines at Atlantic Medical’s 16th Annual Funwalk on Saturday.
The men were just two of 2,000 participants who
turned out for the annual event, which brings awareness to chronic diseases
like cancer and diabetes...
Fox Town Primary School calls on Governor General - Apr 15, 2014 - 11:02:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - His
Excellency the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes welcomes Grade 4, 5
and 6 students from Fox Town Primary School, Abaco to Government House
on Monday, April 14, 2014.
They were accompanied by Ms. Sheila Thomas,
teacher of Grade 5 and 6; Ms. Nadia McDermott, Grade 4 teacher; Ms.
Claudette Adderley, Grade 3 teacher and a parent, Ms. Nicola Mills...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Tuesday, April 15th - Apr 15, 2014 - 11:00:37 AM
Bahamas weather forecast for today and tonight, Tuesday 15th April 2014.
General situation: A weak ridge of high pressure across the Bahamas
continues to generate pleasant and stable conditions across the islands.
Weather: Partly to mostly sunny and warm today with the slight chance of a shower or two, turning fair and warm tonight.
Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers...
RBPF Nassau: 2 armed robberies - DEU Arrest 2 for proceeds of Crime at LPIA - Drug and stealing arrests - Apr 15, 2014 - 9:19:27 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are requesting the Public's assistance in solving two armed robberies: POLICE are seeking the public’s assistance in solving two separate armed robberies that occurred on Monday 14th April 2014.
the first incident, shortly before 9:00am, a man reported to police
that while on Malcolm Road, two men in a white Toyota Corolla vehicle
license number 179394 armed with a handgun robbed him of a briefcase
containing a large amount of cash and sped off...
DEU Arrest two Men for proceeds of Crime at LPIA: Two (2) Bahamian men ages 44 and 34 are in
custody after they were arrested for being in possession of the Proceeds
of Crime on Monday 14th April 2014...
Make Drug and stealing arrests: In the first incident, shortly after 10:00pm
on Monday 14th April 2014, Mobile Division Officers were on routine
patrol on Dorsette Street, Fox Hill, where they observed a 23 - year old
man acting in a suspicious manner....
"Culture must become an economic engine" says Bahamas National Festival Commission - Apr 15, 2014 - 2:30:03 AM
The Bahamas National
Festival Commission (BNFC) was established to create a
carnival-style national festival and to stimulate economic activity in
the Creative Industry Sector, including Junkanoo, Music, Art, Crafts and
Bahamian Cuisine. Central to this purpose is finding a way for culture
to significantly impact the growth of our gross domestic product (GDP).
rest of the world is benefitting from culture as an economic engine,
and the Bahamas must be more aggressive and strategic to compete in this
space. There must be two parallel streams of activity: 1) cultural
development for the purpose of building national identity and preserving
our cultural heritage; and 2) business development for the purpose of
8 Year-old Bahamian Among Seven National Dream Kids Scholarship Winners in USA - Apr 15, 2014 - 2:05:53 AM
Atlanta, Georgia -
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey and daughter
Noelle Robinson along with V-103's Syntonnia hosted the "Kids Dreaming
Big" Meet and Greet celebrating the first annual "Kids Dreaming Big"
Scholarship recently. The community gathered at the fred's Super Dollar
in Conyers, Ga to support 7 students from across the Southeast region
awarded over $3,000 in scholarships and participate in a great afternoon
of family fun.
The "Kids Dreaming Big" Scholarship sponsored
by fred's Super Dollar Store and African Pride DreamKids Hair Care, was
open to youth grades 3-5 encouraging the next generation to believe in
the beauty of their dreams and to provide a national platform to pursue
Foodies famished for Devour! The Beach, Green Turtle Cay - Apr 15, 2014 - 1:51:36 AM
Green Turtle Cay, Abaco’s first ever Devour!
The Beach food and wine festival brought foodies and chefs from all around the
world to experience the taste of The Bahamas.
The festival, which was the brainchild of
Executive Chef of the Green Turtle Club Michael Howell welcomed five chefs extraordinary
chefs to cook spectacular food in its first year. They emphasized the use of
local products throughout the festival.
Chef Howell explained that he wanted to
create an event that would help get heads in beds.
Open Letter to Forrester J. Carroll - Apr 15, 2014 - 1:41:51 AM
Dear Mr. Carroll,
was with great disappointment that we read your comment on a Facebook
page that hosted Protect Women & Children - a public event to
provide education on gender-based violence and discrimination and an
open forum for questions, discussions, and recommendations to remedy the
issues we face in The Bahamas.
Your comment proved the need for
this event, and the on-going conversation on these issues. You stated,
"But women need to show that they wish to be protected as well."
Carroll, you might have noticed by now that this statement is
ludicrous. How must women show that they wish to be protected?
CIDI of the OAS Debates Development Agenda - Apr 15, 2014 - 12:42:44 AM
Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the
Organization of American States (OAS) today held a general debate on the
development agenda of the Organization, in a regular meeting in
Upon beginning the meeting, the Chair of CIDI and Permanent
Representative of Bolivia to the OAS, Diego Pary, said “it is important
to recognize the interest expressed by the member states in the pillar
of integral development in our Organization,” and that
there is also a need to recognize that “we still have not achieved the
impetus we had hoped for” in this respect.
Annual Cruise Conference Opens New Opportunities - Apr 14, 2014 - 11:04:56 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
- The Annual Cruise Shipping Miami Conference and Exhibition (CSM)
remains the largest and most valued business platform for the global
maritime industry. For years, companies throughout the country and
region have utilized the mega event to showcase new products, negotiate
contracts and for building new business opportunities within the Cruise
& Maritime Sectors.
As for President Ian Rolle and the
Business Development Team of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA), this year's conference provided the perfect networking and B2B
environment to promote the advantages of Grand Bahama as a premier
Summer camp partnership to highlight the environment - Apr 14, 2014 - 11:03:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Fast-growing advocacy
group Save The Bays will share its conservation message with dozens of
youngsters during a much anticipated summer camp in Grand Bahama.
annual Sir Charles Hayward Children’s Library Summer Camp, now in its
19th installment, will run from June 30 to August 1 this year under the
theme ‘It’s all about skills’.
“For the first time,
the skills taught will include how to protect our vital natural
resources,” said Save The Bays education director Joseph Darville...