Bahamas Girl Guide Leaders Thanked at 100 Year Celebration
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:01:20 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas Girl Guides Association held a
grand rally on Saturday evening on Government House Grounds, celebrating
the achievements of the organization under the theme, ‘100 Years of
Influencing Lives,’ with Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling giving a “thank you” to the very dedicated leaders who made it
Addressing the very large gathering that
included past and present members and leaders of the Bahamas Girl Guides
Association and friends of the organization, the Governor General
complimented the movement – as a “proud full member of the World
Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts” -- for having positively
influenced thousands of girls in New Providence and the Family Islands...
50th Anniversary Gospel Concert held in Freeport
- Oct 21, 2014 - 10:32:14 AM
FREEPORT, The Bahamas - The Department
of Social Services, Grand Bahama, in celebration of the DSS 50th
Anniversary, held a Gospel Concert at the Bishop Michael Eldon
Auditorium Saturday night. Minister of Social Services, the Hon.
Melanie Griffin officially opened the concert.
The event brought Gospel
singing artists like the world-famous Cooling Waters, Pastor Simeon
Outten and the New Life Band, Community Holiness Praise Team, The
Bahamas Brass Band, and Calvary Baptist Church Praise Team. Pictured is
Minister Griffin speaking to the concert crowd...
Minister Darville Aims to Improve Grand Bahama Medical Infrastructure
- Oct 20, 2014 - 7:33:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - At the Annual Cancer
Society of Grand Bahama’s ‘Hope Gala Ball’ on Saturday, Minister for
Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville gave observations of the
cancer fight from his very immediate experience as a physician, and said
he aims to ensure the medical infrastructure of Grand Bahama is
advanced to state of the art.
This year’s ball was held under the
theme “Life is Beautiful, Live Life: Celebrate.” It is the premier fund
raising event of The Grand Bahama Branch of The Cancer Society of the
Bricemae Gibson ‘Employee of the Year’ at Bahamas Ministry of Works and Urban Development
- Oct 20, 2014 - 12:30:01 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bricemae Gibson of the
Human Resources Unit won the ‘Employee of the Year’ distinction at the
recent Ministry of Works and Urban Development Employee of the Year
Awards and Recognition Ceremony.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis commended Ms. Gibson and the nominees.
also implored staff of the Ministry of Works to align themselves with
the values of trust, honesty, integrity and stewardship and to build
these values into the delivery of service. He called on them to renew
their efforts to develop strategies that demonstrate they value
Bahamas Festival Celebrates International Culture
- Oct 20, 2014 - 10:47:25 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas -
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon. Frederick
Mitchell (at the podium) officially opens the 19th Annual International
Cultural Festival on Saturday October 18, 2014, at the Botanical
The weekend cultural festival was originally conceived to
recognize United Nations Day and celebrates the culinary arts, music and
dance of many countries represented in The Bahamas.
Photos caught some
of the moments of the event....
RBDF: Apprehension Of Cuban Migrants
- Oct 20, 2014 - 10:10:02 AM
Coral Harbour Base, 19 October 2014 (RBDF) - Acting on
intelligence, members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Bimini
Detachment and local Police assisted Immigration Department personnel
with the apprehension of nineteen (19) Cuban migrants early Sunday
The Cuban Migrants were intercepted on Cat Cay after
their 35-foot Bayliner motor vessel ran aground on south Cat Cay in the
Bimini chain where the vessel was abandoned. A search of the immediate
area resulted in the apprehension of undocumented Cuban nationals
consisting of thirteen (13) males, four (4) females and two (2)
Minister Mitchell responds to Shanty Town dweller comments
- Oct 19, 2014 - 7:24:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - It
was during a demolition exercise on a Farrington Road shanty town in
Nassau late last week that a dweller told a ZNS News reporter that there
are more Haitian-Bahamians than Bahamians therefore "they" should not
start something they cannot finish. The comment was interpreted by some
as inflammatory and incited civil unrest. Video was posted on facebook
and created a firestorm of criticism and commentary, some inflammatory.
was against this backdrop that a press conference was held on Sunday
19th October by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Fred
Mitchell, MP to address this matter. The following is his statement:
Ebola Statement by Bahamas Ministry of Health
- Oct 17, 2014 - 11:49:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Ministry of Health is acutely aware of the situation regarding the
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) situation globally and would like to take this
opportunity to again address and update the Bahamian people regarding
The current Ebola outbreaks in West and Central Africa
started in December of 2013 with the World Health Organization being
made aware of the gravity of the situation in March of 2014. A total of
8470 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease
(EVD) have been reported in eight affected countries (Guinea, Liberia,
Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Spain, and
the United States of America) up to the 10th October. There have been
Minister Gray Promotes Family Farming Towards Food Security
- Oct 17, 2014 - 5:39:40 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Promoting food
security at home is the objective of the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine
Resources & Local Government to ensure Bahamians are less dependent
on foreign food imports. One strategy to achieve food security is the
promotion of family farming, or ‘backyard farming,’ a venture Minister
of Agriculture, Marine Resources & Local Government the Hon. V.
Alfred Gray suggested families, and young people get started with on the
road to feeding ourselves.
Along the theme, “Family Farming:
Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth,” Minister Gray officially
opened World Food Day ceremonies on Thursday, October 16, at Arawak Cay
and challenged Bahamian students to think about taking up agricultural
science as a profession, considering the government’s investment in the
Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute in North Andros...
Baptist Convention Executives & Honourees hosted to reception at Government House
- Oct 17, 2014 - 5:18:57 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Deputy to the
Governor General Mr. Oswald Ingraham hosted a reception for the
executive board members and honourees of the ‘56th Annual Baptist
Recognition Day’ of the Bahamas Baptist Missionary and Educational
Convention at Government House Thursday evening, October 16.
are: Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Carroll, Baptist Convention Immediate Past
President; Rev. Dr. William L. Thompson, Baptist Convention President;
Rev. Diana Francis, Pastor, First Baptist Church; Oswald Ingraham,
Deputy to the Governor General; and Bishop Delton D. Fernander, Baptist
Convention Executive Secretary...
Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Host First Diplomatic Week
- Oct 17, 2014 - 1:15:21 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Immigration is staging the first ever Diplomatic Week aimed at fostering
closer ties between the Diplomatic and Consular Corp and The Commonwealth of
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon.
Fred Mitchell made the announcement during a press conference at the Majority
Room of the House of Assembly on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Also present were His Excellency Picewell Forbes,
Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM; Permanent Secretary Philip Miller...
Bahamas Waste Goes Pink in Effort to “Trash Cancer”
- Oct 17, 2014 - 2:04:03 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Officials at
Bahamas Waste went “pink” Thursday, joining local and global efforts to bring
greater attention to cancer awareness, education and prevention, with its “Big
Pink” Unveiling Ceremony.
The “Big Pink” Initiative coincides
with the celebration of Cancer Awareness Month globally. One of the company’s
trucks has been spray-painted pink and emblazoned with the image of multiple
cancer survivor, and Bahamas Waste employee, Mr. Hartley Strachan, who was
first diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in February, 2006 and this year (March,
2014) diagnosed with Colon Cancer...
Bahamas Elderly – True Gold Mines of a Culture
- Oct 16, 2014 - 4:58:14 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Christ Community
Church Senior Pastor Deanza Cunningham challenged Bahamians to treat the
country’s elderly as though they were fortunes, saying the affection
and care for the old, the incurable and the helpless, are the true gold
mines of a culture.
“The opposite is also true. A culture is in
deep trouble when it starts talking about eliminating the old, the
incurable, and the helpless,” Pastor Cunningham said. “I saw it in the
treatment of my father when he had a stroke and (sought treatment). Once
they realized that he was 91, concern for him diminished. I heard one
of the care-givers say to the doctor: ‘Doc you wasting your time man, he
91, he done live his life...’
Minister Mitchell Visits Champion Debating Team in Freeport
- Oct 16, 2014 - 2:25:15 PM
The Bahamas – Lucaya International School in Freeport, Grand Bahama, got a
visit from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon. Fred
Mitchell, on October 10, following the return of the school’s Model United
Nations debate team’s visit to New York City, where they attended the Minister
Mitchell’s address at the 69th General Assembly of the United
Nations on September 30th 2014.
International School (LIS) earlier this year emerged the winner of the National
Model United Nations Debate Competition against 17 teams from schools across
The Bahamas, and was awarded the visit to the United Nations by the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas.
Bahamas Director of Legal Affairs Celebrated as She Ascends to Justice of the Supreme Court
- Oct 14, 2014 - 1:41:06 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Staff of the
Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs said
farewell to Deborah Fraser, Director of Legal Affairs, during an
appreciation luncheon, October 9, at the Paul L. Adderley Building. She
leaves her former position to become a Justice of the Supreme Court.
Fraser was called to the Bahamas Bar in 1987 and later appointed
Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General. Throughout her
career she served as Senior Counsel, Assistant Director and Deputy
Director of Legal Affairs. She was appointed Director of Legal Affairs
MESICIC Holds Meeting in Nassau
- Oct 13, 2014 - 2:52:13 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Evaluators from the Mechanism for the
Implementation of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (MESICIC)
met in Nassau, September 22.
pictured at the opening of meetings at the British Colonial Hilton. From
left: Jimmy Moffatt; Marilyn Pereira Goncalves, Senior
Financial Sector Specialist; Stephen Thompson, Bahamas Compliance Commission Inspector;
and Samir C. Merghoub, Financial Sector Specialist...
I-Group meets with PM Christie to provide Mayaguana update
- Oct 13, 2014 - 2:02:25 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - A meeting was held between
I-Group and Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, October 10, at
the Office of the Prime Minister, to bring him up to date on
developments underway in Mayaguana with particular reference to
providing health care and education to residents of Mayaguana, and to
the increased population as a result of anticipated investments.
Pictured with the Prime Minister are, from left: Mrs. Isabelle Roy and
Augustin Roy, wife and son of Stephen Roy, head of the I-Group and the
principal developer in Mayaguana; the Prime Minister; and Dr. Thomas F.
Bahamas National Youth Awardees Receive Medals
- Oct 10, 2014 - 7:26:40 PM
New Providence, Bahamas - The
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite hosted nominees for National
Youth Awards at Government House on October 8.
The Medal Presentation Ceremony for Nominees honoured candidates from
across the islands for their outstanding achievements and contributions to
their respective organizations.
Youth Awards recognizing excellence are given annually by the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture.
Ministry will present 30 choice awards to the most outstanding youth in civics
and sports during a ceremony at the Melia Cable Beach Resort...