PM Christie Describes Sir Albert as a Legend
- Aug 28, 2015 - 6:22:54 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister the Right Honourable Perry
Gladstone Christie on Friday morning described the late Sir Albert
Miller as a man of legendary status and one who made a tremendous impact
on the growth and development of Grand Bahama Island and the country as
The Prime Minister was participating in the official
viewing of Sir Albert’s body, which on Friday lay in repose at the
Gerald Bartlett Police Headquarters in Freeport, Grand Bahama...
Workers at Water Corporation Ink New Labour Agreement
- Aug 28, 2015 - 3:16:05 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The management of the Bahamas Water and Sewerage
Corporation (W&SC) signed a new industrial agreement with the
Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) on Friday
morning at the corporation’s headquarters on Thompson Boulevard.
The five-year agreement benefits 350 and the 453 corporation employees.
of the new contract include a salary review, merit pay system, hazard
pay, and a statute of limitation on minor breaches...
NEMA Partially Activates to closely monitor Tropical Storm Erika
- Aug 28, 2015 - 2:18:22 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The National Emergency
Management Agency, NEMA, partially activated the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), on
Thursday, August 27, 2015, to continue to closely monitor the movements of
Tropical Storm Erika and its potential
threat to the Islands.
At 6pm Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell
began to mobilize administrative staff and members of the 13 Emergency Support
Function (ESF) groups, who would report to the NEOC, the hub of the monitoring
systems and operations.
First Assistant Secretary Chrystal Glinton
confirmed that the Family Island Administrators were contacted, to ensure that
they met with their...
National Address on Crime by Bahamas Minister of National Security
- Aug 28, 2015 - 1:17:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Hon. Dr. Bernard J.
Nottage, M.P. Minister of National Security televised National Address
on Crime on Thursday
27th August, 2015 at 8pm:
My Fellow Bahamians: The
preamble to our Constitution states that we, the people of this Family
of Islands, recognize that the preservation of our freedom will be
guaranteed by a national commitment to self-discipline, industry,
loyalty, unity and an abiding respect for Christian values and the Rule
National Prescription Drug Plan of NIB Issues Hurricane Preparedness Guidelines For Its Members
- Aug 28, 2015 - 12:20:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The National Prescription Drug Plan wishes to advise
its members that should a “Hurricane Watch or Warning” be issued, NIB
will allow early prescription refills.
If you have less than a two week supply
of medication, please present your ACE Prescription Card to any
participating pharmacy to obtain a refill.
For more information, contact
the National Prescription Drug Plan...
Mitchell addresses Kiwanis on Passports and Immigration
- Aug 28, 2015 - 11:49:33 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by
The following are remarks by Fred Mitchell at Kiwanis Club Worker’s House 27 August 2015:
I am pleased to be here tonight.
In many respects this is carrying on a tradition of long standing.
before I was a proper public figure in the sense of an elected or
appointed figure, a regular stop on the way to influencing the country
was the Kiwanis Club and forums such as this...
BFSB & Partners Launch Language Learning Programme in Public High Schools
- Aug 28, 2015 - 9:52:08 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Financial Services Board and the Ministry
of Financial Services have partnered with the Ministry of Education and
language learning programme Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) to introduce a
pilot programme within public junior and senior high schools throughout
The Bahamas. The programme starts in September and continues through
to the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Rosetta Stone is a recognized
industry leader in technology based language and literacy solutions and
is used by millions of individuals and thousands schools, businesses,
government organizations around the world. Rosetta Stone already has
been proven effective in helping members of BFSB improve language
proficiency since the programme was made available to its member firms
over three years ago...
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Shares With COB Students Three Principles for Success
- Aug 28, 2015 - 9:05:01 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Delivering a
presentation on Youth Development at The College of The Bahamas,
Wednesday, the 59th and second term Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, Kasim
Reed shared three principles with the student body that would form a
solid and credible foundation for success.
He urged the young
people (1) to take advantage of educational opportunities as they
prepare for the future; (2) to fall in love with hard work or what he
called “the grind”; and (3) to always do the right thing by standing up
for the greater good – the majority of people, even when policy
decisions are made behind closed doors and out of the glare of the media
and media scrutiny...
Bahamas Family Island fuel procurement policy in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika
- Aug 27, 2015 - 5:29:41 PM
The Ministry of Finance
advises that in light of the approaching Tropical Storm Erika, added
flexibility is being extended in the Family Islands to allow Government owned
vehicles to obtain fuel on credit from service stations that are in close
proximity to the offices or residences where the officers are stationed.
Public officers should
ensure that all invoices record the license plate number of the Government
vehicle, the authorized driver and the tax identification number or TIN of the
Grand Bahama Residents Prepare for Hurricane Erika
- Aug 27, 2015 - 4:34:16 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Grand Bahama Hurricane Committee, headed by
the Administrator for the City of Freeport, Mr. Charles King, and Ms.
Tammy Mitchell are in full operational mode.
held a press conference on Thursday at his office in the National
Insurance Complex, Freeport, to give an update on the impending threat
of Hurricane Erika to Grand Bahama Island.
That press conference
was attended by all stakeholders, including senior officials from the
Defence Force, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Health, Department of
Social Services, Ministry of Education...
Bahamas Looks to Partner with Atlanta to Combat Crime
- Aug 27, 2015 - 12:41:46 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- On the heels of a recent visit to Atlanta earlier
this year, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon. Fred
Mitchell announced that The Bahamas looks to partner with Atlanta to
combat crime. The Mayor of Atlanta, Mr. Kasim Reed along with two
officials from his office, paid a special visit to The Bahamas to
commence discussions on the way forward.
A press conference
making the announcement was held on Wednesday, August 26, at the Paul
Farquharson Conference Centre at The Police Headquarters on East Street...
Bahamas Foreign Affairs Hosts Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at Working Luncheon
- Aug 27, 2015 - 10:29:12 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the
Hon. Fred Mitchell (centre), the Hon. Mayor Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
(left), and U.S. Charge d’Affaires Lisa A. Johnson are chatting as they
attended a working luncheon on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Balmoral
Club, Sanford Drive.
Mayor Reed is on Official Visit to The Bahamas,
Dame Marguerite Lays Wreath at Sir Lynden's Mausoleum
- Aug 26, 2015 - 5:35:39 PM
The Bahamas – Dame Marguerite Pindling laid a wreath at the mausoleum of her
late husband, former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling, on
Wednesday to mark the 15th anniversary of Sir Lynden’s death. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
Fred Mitchell attended and is pictured with Carlis Blatch, Aide to the
Governor General, and Ruby Ann Cooper-Darling, former Senator. The event took place at St. Agnes Cemetery...
Bahamian Performers Light Up Carifesta in Haiti
- Aug 26, 2015 - 5:32:37 PM
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Queen of the Junkanoo Festival Allison Russell
and Junkanoo icon and ‘King of Junkanoo’ Percy "Vola" Francis pose for
the crowd, on August 22, 2015, during a Junkanoo rush at the Champs de
Mars Grand Market, during Carifesta XII in Port-au-Prince,Haiti.
Fred Mitchell responds to Grand Bahama Human Rights Statement On Immigration Matters
- Aug 26, 2015 - 11:35:15 AM
This morning, the press carried a statement by Joe Darville of the Grand
Bahama Human Rights Association in which he accused me of “a silly
witch hunt” and the following: “Mr. Mitchell thinks that by being strong
on immigration he can ingratiate himself with the Bahamian people and
deflect attention from all the failure of his government over the past
three years. He must know that we and the country at large see right
Mr. Darville is lost in space and so is the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association.
Grand Bahama Human Rights Association has for the past year been acting
as cover for people who would destroy this country through...
NEMA readies for predicted Hurricane Erika
- Aug 26, 2015 - 12:54:11 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management
Agency, NEMA, called a press conference Tuesday, to assure the public that the
National Disaster Preparedness Committee is prepared for the path of Tropical
Storm Erika, predicted to become a hurricane over the next several days.
At the time of the
press conference, which got underway around 4:30pm on August 25, the centre of
Tropical Storm Erika was 1,120 miles east south east of Antigua or about 1,130
miles east south east of Grand Turk Island or about 1,245 miles east south east
of Mayaguana, or 1,255 miles east south east of Inagua...
Bahamas Ministry of Finance Comments on Standard & Poor’s Rating Action
- Aug 25, 2015 - 9:27:27 PM
The ratings decision by
Standard & Poor’s although not unexpected, given the recent placement of
The Bahamas on credit watch, does not adequately reflect the improved economic
and fiscal outlook for the Bahamian economy.
It is important to
emphasize however, that The Bahamas maintained its investment grade status.
It is Baha Mar along
with other projects throughout The Bahamas that will make healthy contributions
to the economy over the medium-term. The Government is now awaiting a court
ruling on its request for the appointment of a provisional liquidator, scheduled
for the 4th of September 2015, and remains committed to a timely resolution
that is in the best interest of the country. If the provisional liquidator is
appointed, they are expected...
Eleuthera Organizations Partner with BTVI For Construction Training
- Aug 25, 2015 - 2:23:06 PM
ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas – One Eleuthera
Foundation (OEF) and South Eleuthera Mission (SEM) under the umbrella of
Center for Training & Innovation partnered with the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to provide skills training
free-of-charge to nearly 100 Eleutherans, August 17 to 22, at the
Central Eleuthera High School in Palmetto Point.
Training free-of-charge was facilitated by the One Eleuthera Foundation...
Member of Parliament Hosts Annual Back to School Giveaway in The Pineridge Constituency
- Aug 25, 2015 - 2:04:39 PM
The Susan J. Wallace
Center and playground came alive on Saturday, August 22, 2015 as scores of people
gathered in anticipation of the start of the annual Pineridge Back to School’
giveaway, hosted by the Member of Parliament for Pineridge, the Honourable Dr.
Excitement filled the
air as hundreds of children converged to engage in fun-filled sporting
activities, while others danced to the melodious sounds of Bahamian music and
stood in long lines to partake in popcorn, cotton candy and other
mouth-watering cooked food and refreshing beverages...