The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region's tourism
development agency, has announced new dates for the Climate Smart
Sustainable Tourism Forum, 12 - 13 December 2017, at the Ocean Terrace
Inn in St. Kitts. Originally scheduled in September, the Forum was put
on hold due to the category five hurricanes that impacted a handful of
Themed "Good For Us, Better For All," the Climate Smart Sustainable
Tourism Forum, which is being held in observance of the "International
Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,"...
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, welcomed to Government House 45 long-serving members of Golden
Gates World Outreach Ministries, who was 'there from the beginning' --
celebrating the church's 45th Anniversary with their courtesy call on
Tuesday, November 21, 2017...
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Mission Team paid a courtesy
call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and
Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, November 20, 2017 at the
Ministry's Offices. Pictured are Minister Symonette and IDB Country
Representative Mrs. Florencia Attademo-Hirt. In group photo, Minister
Symonette and Mrs. Attademo-Hirt are accompanied by Ministry officials
including Permanent Secretary Sherylee Smith (fourth left), and
Financial Services Unit Project Manager Tanya Murray (second left).
From the IDB are, l-r: Florencia Cabral (first left), Miguel Porrua
Weather forecast for today and tonight, Tuesday 21st November 2017.
General situation: A stationary front across the Northwest Bahamas will
gradually lift Northwards today while dissipating…meanwhile a mid level
disturbance in the vicinity of the Southern Bahamas will trigger showers
and thunderstorm across the Southern islands.
Special warnings: Beachgoers should exercise caution due to the risk of rip currents along North and East coast beaches...
President of The Bahamas Press Club 2014, Anthony Capron has responded
to remarks made by Dr the Hon Hubert A Minnis, Prime Minister, during
his Keynote address at The Bahamas Press Club Awards on Saturday,
November 18, 2017.
The Prime Minister seemingly bashed the media
and suggested what they should be reporting on, instead of critcizing
him and his Government...
Society don't care what value you create. If you aren't getting rewarded
with an obese paycheck, you aren't doing nothing. Well, shame on
society. Finding fulfillment in the service you render (even on a
volunteer job) is the biggest reward. Monetary remuneration is only an
Every once in a while, I get approached by
publications across Africa, requesting I contribute my thoughts to their
platforms. I oblige for free, and it drives a few people crazy. In
their words, "You write for all these publications? You must be earning a
boatload..." I do imagine how terribly disappointed they get, as
nothing reeks of poor judgment any worse than my usual reply, "I don't
write for money."...
On November 16th and 17th representatives from nine navies and coast
guards from the Western Hemisphere attended the 3rd Annual Damen Stan
Patrol User Group Conference in Nassau, Bahamas. Between them, the
Canadian Coast Guard, Secretaría de Marina (Mexico), Armada de Ecuador,
Jamaica Defense Force, Barbados Defence Force, Coast Guard of the Dutch
Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence
Force and Belize Defence Force, have over 50 Damen vessels in their
fleets. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosted this year’s event aimed
at a comprehensive knowledge exchange between the users of vessels
designed by the Damen Shipyards Group...
In a joint effort between representatives of international organizations
to respond to violence against women, the panel "Regional and
International Mechanisms for the Comprehensive Approach to Violence
against Women and Girls" was organized by the CIM as Technical
Secretariat of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention
(MESECVI). The event was held at the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC,
as part of the commemoration of the International Day for the
Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25th).
brought together Sylvia Mesa, Vice President of the Committee of Experts
of the MESECVI (OAS); Dubravka Šimonović, Special Rapporteur on
violence against women, its causes and consequences of the UN...
PwC in the Bahamas gave a detailed update at BICA’s Accountant’s Week
Technical Update on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
9, 15 and 16 – all of which will impact not only financial institutions
but the entire landscape.
In hosting the discussion, entitled
"Enhancing our technical competency in New Providence and Grand Bahama"
covering IFRS 9, 15 and 16, Myra R. Lundy-Mortimer, Partner, PwC
Bahamas, said “These are the common global financial reporting language
with major new standards for financial instruments...
The press has an essential role to play in promoting good governance,
transparency and accountability, especially on matters of public policy.
the Third Annual Bahamas Press Club Banquet (held Saturday, November 18
at the British Colonial Hilton) Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A.
Minnis said the aforementioned can be accomplished by “pressing public
officials for accurate and timely information.”.
Prime Minister Minnis was named the Bahamas Press Club’s Person of The Year for 2017...
November 2017 Contribution- Second Reading of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill and Pensions
(Amendment) Bill 2017 Senator, Hon., J.L. Coleby-Davis- Opposition
Senator and Shadow Attorney General, Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs,
Madame President, Senate Colleagues, my fellow
Bahamians, I am grateful to God and thank him for another opportunity to
present in this place once again. I take pleasure in the opportunity to
represent the Bahamian people, and I do not take these moments that I
stand to advocate on their behalf lightly.
Governor-General of The Bahamas Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling
(seated, centre) is photographed with honourees and stakeholders, during
a courtesy call for the National Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class of
2017, on November 17, 2017, at Government House...
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard speaks
during the National Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Class
of 2017, on November 17, 2017, at Government House. (BIS Photo /
On November 16, 2017, Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland,
Florida commissioned its airport facility as the newest port of entry
for U.S. Customs and Border Protection clearance. Four pilots who
arrived into the Lakeland Airport facility out of Grand Bahama Island on
a Cessna 182 series aircraft, owned by Sun n Fun, were the first
international pilots and aircraft to be welcomed into the new facility...
The Bahamas Department of Labour, in a strategic alliance with the
Ministry of National Security is launching its first public awareness
campaign with component two (2) of the Citizen Security and Justice
Programme (CSJP), which is the component related to at-risk youth skills
This programme would directly engage the Department
of Labour’s Public Employment Services (PES) Unit by providing data from
the surveys to help in the facilitation of job placement for the
Participating in the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference on
Resilience in the Caribbean, Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) delivers a statement on the
assessment and needs of The Bahamas following the impacts of Hurricanes
Irma and Maria...