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Recording Academy Implements Community-Driven Membership Model - Nov 19, 2018 - 9:32:34 AM

The Recording Academy™ has implemented a new community-driven and peer-reviewed membership model in an ongoing effort to build a more representative and relevant membership body. The move comes as one of several steps the Recording Academy is taking to effect meaningful change in the organization.
Effective immediately, the new member submission process will shift to an annual cycle and entail two key elements, both of which center on community: industry recommendations and peer review...

Arts & Culture : Books

Book Launch of The Black Prince of Grant's Town: Life Of A Bahamian Hero - Nov 19, 2018 - 8:43:33 AM

Felicity L. Johnson, Author. Launch date:  Sunday, December 2nd 2018 from 2-4pm at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village Road.

The Black Prince of Grant’s Town is a biography / memoir of Johnson’s father, Basil L. I. Johnson, C.B.E., D.F.M (1920 – 2004). Basil Johnsons’ life is a walk through our nation’s history spanning 80 plus years of significant change.  The book provides invaluable insight into important events such as unionism and the 1958 General Strike, the Bahamas’ involvement in World War II, The Electricity Department and the treatment of World War II veterans by the Government of the Day.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Suspects arraigned - Illegal firearms recovered - Nov 19, 2018 - 7:09:47 AM

Suspects arraigned: Police are pleased to announce that seven suspects will be arraigned in Magistrate Court at 12:00 noon, Monday,19th November, 2018 in connection with a number of investigations...

Illegal firearms recovered: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, has led officers to successfully recover two illegal firearms from the streets of New Providence, Sunday, 18th November, 2018...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Celebrating Women International - 2018 Women of Distinction Awards at Government House - Nov 18, 2018 - 4:03:05 PM

Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling received the Board of Governors of Celebrating Women International and special guest, the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, first female Prime Minister of Canada, in a courtesy call at Government House, November 16, 2018.  Her Excellency hosted the unveiling of the 2018 Women of Distinction Awards in the Ballroom of Government House, followed by a reception. Pictured l-r: Beverley Wallace Whitfield; Lady Joan Foulkes; the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell; the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Mrs. Patrica Minnis, wife of Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis; Ambassador Katalin Bogyay...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Italian Bahamian Community Donates to Yellow Elder Primary - Nov 18, 2018 - 3:43:22 PM

Honorary Consul General for Italy to The Bahamas, Alberto G. Suighi presented Mrs. Pamela Armaly, principal, Yellow Elder Primary School, with a $5,000 cheque to be used by the school in aid of supplies the school needs. Mr. Suighi said the donation was made by the Italian Bahamian community and proceeds were derived from sales at the International Cultural Festival in October.

The Honourary Consul said over the past three years the Italian Bahamian community has made donations to needy causes or persons such as the Ranfurly Home for Children and Ragged Island after the hurricane...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM participates in renaming of Pinewood Park to Isaiah Taylor Festival Park - Nov 18, 2018 - 3:30:57 PM

‘A lover of music, dance and culture’ were words to describe world-renowned musician Isaiah Taylor, during the renaming ceremony of Pinewood Park to Isaiah Taylor Festival Park on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

It was during the Annual Dennis Dean Pinewood Festival that Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis declared that the park be renamed after the member of the Grammy Award Winning group, Baha Men.   “We not only honor and pay tribute to Isaiah because of his musical talents and for his many contributions to Bahamian arts and to Junkanoo; we also pay tribute to him as a Bahamian patriot, as a servant of his community, and as a mentor to young people,” the Prime Minister said...

Focus on Fashion

Say I Do in a Vintage or Upcycled Wedding Gown - Nov 18, 2018 - 12:16:42 AM

In days of old women used to wear their best dress on their wedding day. The white wedding dress became the fashion after Queen Victoria wore one in 1840.  Wedding dresses were often handed down to daughters as cherished family heirlooms.

There is a growing trend of buying secondhand wedding dresses from thrift stores (or 'opp shops' as the Aussies say), and many women sell or purchase once-worn wedding dresses online. Not only does this aid in reusing and recycling, but it helps the seller recoup a part of the initial investment, as let's face it, wedding dresses are expensive...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Thanksgiving at Grand Lucayan, Lighthouse Pointe - Nov 17, 2018 - 5:09:28 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Let’s all get together and say thanks.
Enjoy a full buffet of wonderful cuisine at Grand Lucayan Resort Portobellos November 22, 2018 from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Soups – New England Clam Chowder, - Pumpkin & Dry Coconut Bisque with Cinnamon Crème Fraiche...
Salad Bar  – Dijon Potato Salad with Roasted Lobster Tips, – Caprese Salad...
Entrées - Roasted Tom Turkey with Traditional Giblet Gravy, Dried Fruits and Roasted Corn Stuffing...

Focus on Fashion

Versatility of Wool Highlighted at Eco Fashion Week Australia - Nov 17, 2018 - 4:29:54 PM

If you think wool is just to keep you warm in the winter months, well think again!  Merino wool is a super fibre that not only can keep you warm, but can also keep you cool. It wicks away moisture, travels well, and keeps body odors at bay. In recent years it's been making its way into active wear.

Wool is one of the most sustainable fibres on the planet says Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) organizers, and they tell us that Western Australia produces 71 million kg wool per year, with over 95% of Merino wool destined for the high end fashion market...


UB Sigmas host entrepreneurship seminar to promote financial freedom among students - Nov 17, 2018 - 1:59:58 PM

The Beta Beta Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., with major funding from the U.S. Embassy, recently held a seminar to promote entrepreneurship among young people.  

The fraternity chapter at The University of The Bahamas brought in an entrepreneur from Tampa Florida who is also a retired U.S. Airforce Staff Sergeant. Daniel Smith, the owner and CEO of Awkward Media in Tampa, was the lead panelist for the seminar. Also on the panel: online media personality Alex Smith from Beauty Bunny...

Focus on Fashion

Crafters Take Trash to the Catwalk - Nov 17, 2018 - 1:28:58 PM
Saving the Planet One Wrapper at a Time!

On a mission to preserve the wider global environment through sustainable craft, and educate their community about recycling, comes The Junk Weavers.

This Cairns, Queensland not-for-profit organisation promotes mass action of individual recycling efforts through craft.

"Wherever we are in the world, when women recycle together, our mass action of home-based effort improves our environment," their website proudly states.

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Celebrates 70 Years of Partnership with Air Canada - Nov 17, 2018 - 12:06:52 PM

The Bahamas is thrilled to celebrate 70 years of flights to paradise with Air Canada, Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. Air Canada first flew to The Islands of The Bahamas on December 2, 1948 and to this day provides scheduled daily service to Nassau.

“We are proud to have had the opportunity to fly Canadians and customers alike to beautiful Nassau over the last four years,” says Duncan Bureau, President, Air Canada Rouge. “We look forward to strengthening this partnership further with our continued service starting this winter from Toronto...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Nov. 17 - Nov 17, 2018 - 10:40:05 AM

3-day Bahamas public forecast today and tonight Saturday 17th November 2018

General situation: A cold front in the vicinity of the Central Bahamas will become stationary and eventually merge with a low pressure system later today.

Special warnings: Beachgoers in the Central Bahamas should exercise caution due to the risk of rip currents at North and east coast beaches...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates attempted armed robbery and shooting incident - US and Jamaican citizens arrest for failing to declare - Nov 17, 2018 - 10:30:31 AM

Police investigates attempted armed robbery and shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating an attempted armed robbery and shooting incident Friday 16th November, 2018 which left two males with injuries..

US and Jamaican citizens arrest for failing to declare:Two American males aged 25 and 31 years old, and two Jamaican females aged 29 and 30 year old female were taken into custody in separate incidents, Friday, 16th November, 2018 after they failed to declare large sums of US Currency..

illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, Saturday, November 17, 2018 Southcentral Division officers, conducted a search of a nightclub on Market Street just south of Coconut Grove Avenue and recovered a 9 millimeter pistol...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

Eleuthera police investigate stabbing incident - Nov 17, 2018 - 10:13:57 AM

ELEUTHERA Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating a stabbing incident, Saturday, 17th November, 2018, which left an adult male with serious injuries and another in custody.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, two men were at a nightclub in the settlement of Rock Sound, when they got into an altercation, escalating into one producing a sharp object, stabbing the other about the body...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bimini Students at Tech Summit - Nov 16, 2018 - 4:48:59 PM

Students and teachers of Louise McDonald High School, Bimini, were excited to be a part of the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit, held at the Grand Lucayan, November 14-16. The students from Bimini joined a number of high school students of Grand Bahama who took part in the three-day summit.  District Superintendent of Education for West End and Bimini, Ivan Butler (centre) was on hand for a photo op with the teacher and students.  Students attending the summit were Maya Saunders, Breneisha Lindsay, Yavara Dean, Jadon Rolle, Brian Rolle and Obrianto McIntosh.  Teacher is Ms. Inez Nairn (fourth from right)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Teachers Key to Moving to Digital - Nov 16, 2018 - 3:34:15 PM

Teachers will be key to the success in ‘digitalizing’ learning institutions in the country, said Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd during the Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Being held under the theme, “The Future is Now,” the summit was officially opened by Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, on Wednesday. The event is being held at the Grand Lucayan and ends today.
Minister Lloyd further stated that the government’s education system is made up of 172 school campuses and 60 satellite buildings that provide support for schools all over the country’s islands and cays...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bishop Boyd and World Council of Churches Members call on Minister Symonette - Nov 16, 2018 - 3:32:23 PM

The Right Reverend Laish Boyd, Sr., Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands (second right) and members of the World Council of Churches paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (third left) on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Ministry's offices. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...

News : International

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas makes Inaugural call on Nassau to Chorus of Applause - Nov 16, 2018 - 3:03:43 PM

The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas, sailed into Nassau November 14 to a chorus of applause, bringing with her a highly anticipated economic boost for the historic city and new technology designed to make the super ship environmentally friendly.

On board for the inaugural cruise of the sleek white-hulled ship were a handful of invited guests including 200 members of international media who joined dignitaries, local VIPs and sailing guests for a lively ceremony in the ship’s iconic amphitheater at the stern...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

CPC School Awareness Educational Program - Nov 16, 2018 - 2:52:40 PM

As part of the  Educational Awareness Program  Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) has embarked on an  aggressive campaign for educating School students, as  studies have  shown that the  biggest consumer  body is  made  of  teenagers .

As  the  largest  body they  are most  likely to  be  victim of  scam  or  breach of  rights due  to  little or  no  knowledge of their  legal  rights , Young people spend every  day  buying  phones  phone cards, electronics products, clothing, Ect and  are  often  victims  of defective products all  the  time whether its  shopping  on  line  or in  stores and don’t  know where and  what  to  do...

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