Cheque Presented to Cat Island Regatta Committee
- Jul 1, 2015 - 3:06:25 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred Gray
presented a cheque to the Cat Island Regatta Committee during a press
conference Monday, June 29, at the Ministry’s offices.
left: Rev. McPhee, Permanent Secretary Rena Glinton; President Pat
Strachan; Chairman Marcian Mortimer; and Race Committee Chairman Maxwell
Toastmasters and Governor General Plant Lignum Vitae at Government House
- Jul 1, 2015 - 2:38:51 PM
Bahamas -- Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General,
along with members of the First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters
International Club 1600, planted a Lignum Vitae Tree in the Lower
Grounds of Government House on Tuesday, June 30, 2015...
The Bahamas Welcomes Cuba / USA Ties
- Jul 1, 2015 - 1:03:12 PM
The Bahamas welcomes today's announcement that Cuba and the United
States will re-engage with full diplomatic ties by 20th July. This is a positive step for the region. It is good for the hemisphere.
congratulate the two countries and their leaders for making the steps
toward this rapprochement. We look forward to our continued good
relations with both states in the months and years to come...
Urban Renewal Domestic Violence and Conflict Resolution Seminar Held
- Jul 1, 2015 - 12:40:48 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Kemp Road, Englerston
East and West Urban Renewal Centers held a Domestic Violence and
Conflict Resolution in Relationships Seminar, under the theme “Breaking
The Silence and Resolving Conflicts in Domestic Violence and
Relationships,” Thursday, June 25, at the Church of God of Prophecy,
The seminar comprised education and training for
various organizations, support group leaders, concerned friends and
families about the dynamics associated with domestic violence and
abusive relationships. Guest speakers included Dr. Sandra Dean
Patterson, director of the Crisis Centre; Superintendent Elaine Sands;
and Presenter Margaret Smith.
Know Your Status: HIV Testing Day Held in Rawson Square
- Jul 1, 2015 - 12:15:49 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
Scotiabank partnered with the Ministry of Health in a ‘Know Your
Status: HIV Testing Day’ in Rawson Square on Friday, which was
well-attended, providing testing, blood pressure checks, and
counseling. Pictured are initiative leaders, from left: United States
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Project Manager
Paula Bowleg; Nurse Marva Jervis of the HIV/AIDS Centre; PAHO/WHO
Representative Dr. Gerry Eijkemans; Scotiabank Director of Human
Resources Lasonya Missick; Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Marco
Rolle; US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Lisa Johnson; PEPFAR Assistant
Coordinator Amanda Hall-Pyfrom...
ZNS Northern Service Re-launches Power 104.5
- Jul 1, 2015 - 12:47:13 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – ZNS Network on
Monday re-launched Power 104.5 FM and rebranded 810 AM, as a gospel station, at
the Bahamas Government Complex, when Minister of National Security and Minister
with responsibility for Broadcasting, the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, was on hand
to officially turn on the switch.
Minister Nottage said Monday marked a
new day for the Corporation as the Northern Service becomes more responsive to
the needs of the Northern Bahamas. Innovations are underway as the Corporation
carries out its mission to inform, educate and entertain the people of The
Bahamas Prime Minister: Baha Mar Opening a National Priority
- Jul 1, 2015 - 12:30:49 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister:
Yesterday, without notice, Baha Mar
filed a bankruptcy Chapter 11 petition in Delaware USA. This action was taken
at a point when my personal intervention over several months with all three parties
involved, led to substantial agreement on a packaged solution for additional
funding by China Export Import Bank, the resumption of construction work by the
general contractor, and the project completion. This is supported by exchange
of correspondence as recently as June 26...
Stakeholders review proposals for greater regulation of Fly Fishing
- Jun 30, 2015 - 6:19:24 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Minister of
Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred Gray met with a wide
range of stakeholders at the Ministry, Monday, June 29, at a
consultative conclave to review and discuss the Consultation Draft
Regulation and Legislations, which detail proposed changes to the
Fisheries Act and Regulations to allow for greater regulation of the Fly
Fishing Industry in The Bahamas.
Minister Gray said the
consultative conclave comes as the Ministry of Agriculture and the
Government is deeply committed to the protection of the country’s marine
resources, particularly the fly fishing industry, for the use and
future employment of all Bahamians and visitors...
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Cup Yields Prizes and Cheque to Governor General’s Youth Award Programme
- Jun 30, 2015 - 2:33:42 PM
PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas – Governor
General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the Duke of
Edinburgh Gold Cup Tournament Luncheon and Prize Presentation at the One
and Only Ocean Club House, Paradise Island, Sunday afternoon, June 28.
Governor General, pictured left, brought remarks and made presentations
to First Place Winners, husband and wife team Scott and Krystal
MacKenzie, and Second Place Winners Jeff Hood and Phil Andrews. At right
is Atlantis Vice-President Ed Fields...
Bahamas Prime Minister's statement on Baha Mar bankruptcy filing
- Jun 30, 2015 - 2:52:35 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie:
I note the statement that has been given
today by Mr. Sarkis Izmirlian that he and the Baha Mar group remain
committed to the pursuit of an early and definitive settlement of their
outstanding differences with the lender and general contractor to the
Baha Mar resort.
The Government continues to be available
to all the parties to, assist in the mediation and resolution of their
differences. In doing so, however, the Government will not be taking
117th Philippine Independence Celebrations Attended by Bahamas Governor General
- Jun 29, 2015 - 4:08:13 PM
The Bahamas – With the aim of promoting their culture and heritage and a
highlight of the evening being ‘The Search for Ms. Philippines-Bahamas 2015’ --
the Philippine Community of The Bahamas held their 117th
Celebration of Philippine Independence at the National Centre for the
evening, June 27, which was attended by Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General.
Governor General’s entourage was also greeted by Vice-President of the Filipino
Association of The Bahamas (FAB) Luvi Derilo Santelices, second right, and Miss
Philippines Bahamas 2014-2015 Marje Cabonce, right...
Sen. Allyson Maynard-Gibson 2015/2016 Budget Presentation
- Jun 29, 2015 - 12:07:51 PM
Speaking notes in The Senate on The 2015 –
2016 Budget by Sen. The Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC Attorney-General
and Minister of Legal Affairs Wednesday 24th June, 2015:
President we live in a wonderful country, The Bahamas, a Christian
nation, where democracy reigns and in which annually the government is
called upon to account for its performance and to enunciate future
plans. At moments such as this we all are reminded that we SERVE the
Bahamian people and they are entitled to hear from us. We are called to
account and we readily respond...
Bahamas Applauded for Its Hosting of 19th CCEM
- Jun 28, 2015 - 5:01:33 PM
PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas – It was during
the historic 1985 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Paradise Island
that the landmark Nassau Accord was established leading the way for the release
from prison of Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid leader.
And 30 years later, in the same small state –
The Bahamas – the call was made at the conclusion of the 19th
Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers for establishing education as a
core value throughout the 53 member states...
Minister Darville Visits ICAN
- Jun 28, 2015 - 12:39:53 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Minister for Grand Bahama,
the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, on Friday morning paid a visit to the
Grand Bahama Cultural Arts Centre where he spoke with campers attending
ICAN. The Minister encouraged the children to take advantage of
opportunities presented to them, just as their Director, Kevin Tomlinson
has. During his remarks, Minister Darville asked the students if they
knew the meaning of ‘opportunity’. Amber Turner is seen giving the
Minister her answer.
Grand Bahama Students Receive Orientation Before Reporting to Summer Jobs
- Jun 28, 2015 - 11:18:43 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Hundreds of
college and high school students gathered at St. George's Gymnasium on
Thursday afternoon for the Ministry for Grand Bahama’s Summer Job
Programme Orientation before they report to work on Monday, June 29. The
group were entertained with a skit and addressed on a number of issues
they should be aware of such as punctuality, reliability, and
confidentiality, to name a few. Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville, was also on hand and urged the students to take
advantage of the opportunity presented to them.
The students will
take part in the first of two month-long job programmes and were
briefed on how they should and should not conduct themselves while
Senator Maynard Gibson remarks to the Bahamas Bar Association
- Jun 27, 2015 - 10:02:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks by Sen. The Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs at The Bahamas Bar Association First Training And Education Retreat, on Friday, June 26th, 2015:
Thank you for inviting me to give remarks at this Bahamas Bar
Association retreat event under the theme - “The legal practice in a
21st century Bahamas”. Congratulations on holding this Retreat that
provides time for introspection, collegiality and strengthening of the
relationship between Bench and Bar...
Minister Fitzgerald closing remarks at 19CCEM
- Jun 27, 2015 - 6:32:00 PM
I am humbled to have served as the Chair of the 19th Conference of
Commonwealth Education Ministers. This week we have been immersed in the
world of education and have examined the challenges of policy makers,
teachers and students. The presentations, discussions, exchange of ideas
and collaboration have been an engaging learning experience for us all.
I have learned much from my colleagues this week and my life has been
deeply enriched by their presentations and the discussions that we have
(Photos) 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM)
- Jun 26, 2015 - 1:41:56 PM
ISLAND, The Bahamas – 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education
Ministers (19CCEM) Opening Ceremony pictorial of Tuesday evening, June 23, at
Atlantis. Prime Minister the Rt. Hon.
Perry Christie gave the Official Opening Address. Minister of Education, Science and Technology
the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald gave the initial welcome, followed by Commonwealth
Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma.
President of Educational International Susan Hopgood gave the keynote,
and Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Deodat Maharaj presented Good
Bahamian Culture on Display at 19th CCEM
- Jun 26, 2015 - 12:57:23 PM
PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas – Bahamian
Culture took centre stage during the Official Opening Ceremony of the 19th
Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers at the Atlantis ballroom on
Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
Moderators Val Maura and Claudette
“Cookie”Allens added more Bahamian flavour with their banter and dialogue
filled with jokes in the Bahamian vernacular, which evoked laughter from
delegates in the packed ballroom.
The Cultural Show followed opening speeches
led by the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the
Mitchell responds to critics and updates the media on immigration matters
- Jun 26, 2015 - 12:45:58 PM
I am responding this morning to a number of events in connection with immigration in The Bahamas.
is prompted by a report in this morning’s press quoting statements on
immigration by the former Minister of State Zhivargo Laing. There was
also a report on an immigration check at the Straw Market which took
I want to say that the statement by Mr. Laing is
the second such statement by him within a week on the subject of
immigration. This morning’s statement was a more general philosophical