Bahamians living on New Providence in the past two decades have likely
seen the Rotary Club of East Nassau’s Burger van, which has become
synonymous with the now world famous ‘Rotary Burger’. Over the past 20
years the Burger Van has been well recognized at fundraising efforts and
assisted countless charities like BAARK, The Bahamas Humane Society,
Bahamas National Trust and the Junior Baseball League of Nassau achieve
their financial goals.
“The Burger Van has been a staple of our
organization for a very long time” explained Llewellyn Burrows, Chairman
of the Rotary Club’s Hamburger Van Committee...
Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard said
if Grand Bahama is going to change, it will not be because there is
someone crying in the wilderness about what is wrong, but rather about
someone finding solutions. “And the young people who are graduates of
this Fresh Start Program are part of the solution,” he affirmed.
Minister of Youth was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony
for Grand Bahama’s Fresh Start Program on Saturday at the Social Affairs
Convention Centre. Seventy-six persons graduated from the program and
represented varied fields...
In an effort to beautify the beaches in Long Island, The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s (BMOTA) Long Island Tourist Office
hosted the first of many beach clean-ups at Dean’s Blue Hole on Feb. 10,
Students, second homeowners and visitors all came out to do their part in ridding the iconic beach of rubbish...
The Hon. Halson Moultrie, Speaker of the
House of Assembly, made a presentation, during a courtesy call, to HE
Huang Qinguo (left), Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Speaker's Office.
Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration,
the Hon. Brent Symonette (left), welcomed Lombard Odier & Cie
executives, Christophe Hentsch, partner/Head Office (centre), and Renaud
Vielfaure, Local Managing Director, in a courtesy call at the Ministry
on Monday, February 19, 2018.
Officials of Oban Energies said Monday that the company will continue to
engage the East Grand Bahama community in meaningful ways as it
proceeds towards the completion of the approval process and commencement
of their $4 billion investment in East Grand Bahama.
includes continued support of training and education, the environment,
community projects, and the local supplier and local employment
programmes established by the company...
The Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival, founded by Patricia Oakes
Leigh-Wood, scheduled for April 11-15, 2018 is in its 6th year and will
now cover the whole island, north to south. The new venues are The Other
Side and Jack's Bay Club which are not normally open to the public, so
these beachside concert locales will be an excellent opportunity to
visit these two unique resorts.
Held in aid of the special
educational projects and scholarships at The Haynes Library in
Governor's Harbour, this is without question an amazing way to enjoy the
beauty of Eleuthera and fantastic jazz...
February 20, 2018 ALIV, is pleased to announce that it has launched a
brand-new store on the island of Exuma. The store is located in George
Long Island is scheduled to go live in the upcoming weeks.
The launch on both islands, was postponed due to the passage of
Hurricanes Irma and Michelle last year. The last island launch was held
in Andros last November...
MADAME ADASSA is the talk of the city as Fashion Designer, Marsha
Vacirca presents her captivating collection at Vancouver Fashion Week
F/W 2018 Season (VFW). The featured brand is mostly couture, fusing
European and Caribbean influences; a celebration of the designer's
cultural background. While the brand's collection was launched as an ode
to her grandmother, it's also a celebration of all things woman.
Fashion Week is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the
only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international
award-winning designers from over 25 global fashion capitals.
Officials of the Government of The Bahamas and Oban Energies on Monday
signed the Heads of Agreement for a $4 billion project planned for East
The signing took place less than five days after
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis announced in the House of
Assembly that the Cabinet of the Bahamas had given Oban Energies the
go-ahead to commence the process that will lead to construction of an
oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama...
The Ministry of Finance held a workshop designed to engage and seek the
input of all key stakeholders before drafting the National Strategy for
the Development of Statistics (NSDS, which would benefit national
planning and evidence-based decision making. The workshop was held at
SuperClubs Breezes, Monday, February 19, 2018.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said, “This strategy, we fully expect...
The Bahamas Federation of Performing
Arts announces the first of a series of events, a Legal Round Table. The
round table discussion covers the legal steps for one to take in order
to protect their creative works via Copyright, Trademarks and patents.
The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday February 20th, 7pm at Mackey
Media Studios located at Grand Lucayan behind the former Paradise
Jewels, just outside of the old casino exit.
Admission is free
for members and and $5 donation for non members. Seating is limited and
available via online registration at: performingarts242.com. The presenter for the evening is BFPA Legal Affairs Director, Attorney Jacy Whitaker.
Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the
Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar (centre) met with members of the Paradise Island
Promotion Board at the Ocean Club Boardroom,
February 19, 2018.
Board Members, pictured from left: John Conway, Interim
Chairman (Ocean Club, A Four Season Resort Bahamas}; George Myers,
Chairman Emeritus (Bay View Suites, Paradise Island); Audrey
Oswell, President & Managing Director, Atlantis Paradise Island;
Minister D’Aguilar; William Naughton, Vice-Chairman/Paradise Island
(Comfort Suites Paradise Island)...
Hundreds of job seekers turned out in full force at The Ministry of
Labour and Department of Labour’s first ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’
in Grand Bahama on Saturday, 17 February as they registered for jobs
with the Department of Labour’s employment data bank and local companies
attending the event.
The event was a smashing success. On hand
to personally welcome and greet the job seekers was the Minister of
Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes...
*On Saturday, February 17th, 2018, Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss was awarded The 2017 Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award by The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation.
REV. DR. C. B. MOSS THB, D. D. J. P., Service to others has been a way of life for the Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss. It
is when he is assisting someone, or contributing to a worthy cause that
he feels most fulfilled. He was born in the remote Island of Acklins
and shortly thereafter he moved to New Providence with his family,
settling in Grants Town..
Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, on Saturday said he
was pleased with the Labour on the Blocks Job Fair: over 1,000 people
turned up hoping to find employment or better opportunities.
job fair, said the Minister, was very important as the Labour Department
in Freeport receives a number of requests for Labour Certificates.
These, he said, are known as NOVs or Notice of Vacancies and in order
for a company to get a work permit, they must demonstrate that there are
no Bahamians available to fill the position...
Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite attended the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas)
Heart Foundation's 54th Annual Ball on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at
Melia Nassau Beach resort. The Governor General is pictured (left)
being welcomed to the event by the heart foundation's Chairman Roy
Barnes and Mrs. Marilyn Cambridge, and also greeting Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss
and Mrs. Francisca Moss and other guests upon her entrance. The
highlight of the evening was presentation of the 50th Anniversary Lady
Sassoon Golden Heart Award, which was given to Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss...