NEMA Reports Bahamas Not Impacted by Tropical Storm Cristobal
- Aug 26, 2014 - 4:46:08 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management
Agency, NEMA, has confirmed that the islands in the projected path of Tropical
Storm Cristobal fared well during the passage of that fourth named storm of the
2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
On Monday, August 25, First Assistant Secretary at NEMA
Chrystal Glinton said that Family Island Administrators reported very little
impact, with the exception of flooding of the road in Mayaguana between Pirate’s
Well and Abraham’s Bay.
By Sunday afternoon, the Bahamas Department of Meteorology
issued tropical storm warnings for the Central and Southeast Bahamas...
Laying of Wreath at the Mausoleum of the late Right Honourable Sir Lynden Pindling
- Aug 26, 2014 - 2:16:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Fourteen years after
his passing, Her Excellency the Governor General Dame Marguerite
Pindling laid a wreath at the mausoleum of her late husband, the Right
Honourable Sir Lynden Pindling, also known as the father of the nation,
at St. Agnes Anglican Cemetery on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell also paid his respects at the mausoleum...
S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Center for Young Women Calls on Bahamas Governor General
- Aug 26, 2014 - 2:12:30 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Members of S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Center for Young Women, a community-based
youth development organization, paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency
the Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House,
August 26, 2014.
Inc.™ Center for Young Women© is a non-profit, non- governmental youth
development organization located at No. 307 Soldier Road, Nassau, New
Fred Mitchell remarks to NPI, offers condolences to Latore Mackey's family
- Aug 26, 2014 - 1:02:35 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks by Fred Mitchell, MP,
Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Lynden Pindling Centre, Gambier House
on August 25th, 2014:
I wish to start off by expressing my
condolences to the family of late Latore Mackey, the former Deputy
Director of the Bahamas Information Services. Mr. Mackey served the
government with all his talents and abilities. He was loyal and
dedicated. In the run up to the 2012 general election, I sought to
persuade him to come in from the cold as an activist and join us in the
Progressive Liberal Party and he did. Once he joined he took to the
role in the public relations and marketing arm of the PLP, working out
of the War Room like a fish in water. He carried out excellent work at
the Bahamas Information Services and in the Office of the Prime
Ryan Pinder "Investment Condominium Bill 2014" Contribution
- Aug 25, 2014 - 10:59:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is
Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder House
Today I rise to move for the second reading
of a Bill for an Act to Facilitate the Formation of an Investment
Condominium in the Bahamas between Participants for the Purpose of
Collective Investments and for Connected Purposes.
Mr. Speaker, these bills establish The Bahamas as the first common law
jurisdiction to have created an investment fund vehicle which perfectly
aligns with the traditional structuring of Brazilian funds. The Bahamas
has termed this fund the Investment Condominium or ICON...
Bahamas Governor General and Minister of Education Enjoy Story Time with Children
- Aug 25, 2014 - 2:11:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of
Education, Science and Technology, spoke to children and participated
in storybook sessions with them at Mario’s Entertainment Centre on
Saturday, August 23, at the 2nd Annual BTC School Aid – Charity Event
and Fun Day.
Bahamas with the aid of Social Services, Urban Renewal, and Families of
All Murder Victims (FOAM) identified and invited 250 children to the
event. Fun and activities included: grooming (haircuts, facials,
manicures, hair braiding)...
National consultation underway on draft regional quality infrastructure policy
- Aug 24, 2014 - 11:53:11 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Minister of Financial
Services the Hon. Ryan Pinder said in order to create a quality
infrastructure for goods and services within the region, the need for
collaboration and cooperation among nations in CARICOM cannot be
Minister Pinder was speaking at the opening of the
National Consultation on draft Regional Quality Infrastructure Policy
hosted by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality
(CROSQ) at the British Colonial Hilton, Friday, August 22, 2014.
said all of the countries within the region have their own unique
characteristics including how they measure the quality of goods and
services, which provides good reason for the existence of organisations
like CROSQ in the region, and the great importance of meetings....
Bahamas Attorney General's husband suffers a stroke
- Aug 23, 2014 - 4:18:25 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Statement by Senator The Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Bahamas Attorney General and Minister Of Legal Affairs:
August 21 my husband suffered a stroke. We thank Almighty God that he
is not paralyzed. His medical team indicate that the prognosis is good
and they expect a complete recovery.
Please continue to keep Max in your prayers.
Constitutional Review Commission Clarifies Issues of Referendum 2014 to RBDF Officers
- Aug 23, 2014 - 11:17:26 AM
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – Nearly 300 marine
officers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force attended an Information
Seminar on the Amendment of the Constitution of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas to Achieve Gender Equality, August 20, at the RBDF Coral Harbour
The presentation to the marine officers was held by the
Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) to clarify gender and citizenship
issues, and was chaired by retired Justice Rubie Nottage. Justice
Nottage discussed at length issues contributing to the debate of the
She outlined legal clarifications on the
definitions of sex, gender, and creed, as it is applied to male and
female, as well as father or mother within the existing Constitution,
and reiterated Bahamian voters could expect to be asked to exercise
their voice by answering four simple questions on the constitutional
issues outlined in the upcoming Referendum exercise...
Andre Rollins relieved as Bahamas Gaming Board Chairman
- Aug 22, 2014 - 7:01:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
(22nd August 2014) - The public is advised that today Dr. Andre Rollins
was relieved of his duties as chairman of the Gaming Board with
The government thanks him for his service and wishes him well in his future endeavours.
2nd Annual National RBPF Forensic Science Week Awards Luncheon
- Aug 22, 2014 - 6:49:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Royal Bahamas Police
Force Forensics Department in recognition of their 2nd Annual National
Forensic Science Week held an Awards Luncheon, August 22, at the Paul
Farquharson Conference Center, Police Headquarters....
Presentation of Awards to Honourees,
pictured at centre -- Retired Asst. Commissioner James Carey (left) and
Asst. Superintendent Oswald Nixon. Also pictured are Asst.
Commissioner Ferguson and Superintendent Elburt Ferguson....
NEMA Conducts Shelter Management Training Course
- Aug 22, 2014 - 6:46:20 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with Clinton Minnis Global
conducted a Shelter Management Workshop at Temple Baptist Church,
Farrington Road, August 15 to 16, 2014.
The training courses are
part of NEMA’s ongoing objectives to build disaster resilient
communities throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
objectives were to certify members of CMG and the church as shelter
managers, to assist NEMA in the 2014 Hurricane Season, in the event a
storm is threatening the country...
New President for The College of The Bahamas
- Aug 22, 2014 - 6:34:23 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas –
Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jerome K.
Fitzgerald announced the appointment of Dr. Rodney Smith, as the new
president of The College of The Bahamas, August 20, during a press
conference held at the Ministry of Education headquarters. Minister
Fitzgerald said that the decision was made after he received a
recommendation from the college’s Council.
The Minister said
after receiving the recommendation and having consideration for the
concerns that were raised, he wished to take time for meaningful
consideration, providing the community the opportunity to express its
views, and also, himself, the opportunity to reflect on those views...
"Sea Floor Bahamas," world's first undersea post office commemorated
- Aug 22, 2014 - 9:28:12 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Sylvia Munro (seated, left), daughter of John Ernest Williamson, pioneer
filmmaker and creator of the world's first undersea post office "Sea
Floor Bahamas", receives an official set of the stamps and first day
covers recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the World's First Undersea
Post Office from Acting Postmaster General Debbie Pennerman, during a
courtesy call at the Postmaster General’s Office in Nassau, The Bahamas,
on August 18, 2014.
Ms. Munro is also pictured on the covers as
a nine-year-old girl with her parents. Pictured standing (left to
right) are: Senior Assistant Secretary Terry McHardy, Assistant
Postmaster General Jennifer Johnson, Mrs. Munro's son and pilot Captain
Larry Munro, Assistant Secretary Mabelene Miller and Assistant
Postmaster General Michael Cartwright...
Dr. Calsey Johnson Meets Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of International Development
- Aug 22, 2014 - 2:28:15 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - His
Excellency, Dr. Calsey Johnson, The Bahamas’ High Commissioner to
Canada, met, along with other Ambassadors -- Mrs. Lois Brown, Member of
Parliament, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International
Development. Pictured left to right are: Mrs. Lois Brown, MP; Sheila
Monteith, High Commissioner for Jamaica; Philip Buxo, High Commissioner
for Trinidad and Tobago; Harry Nawbatt, High Commissioner for Guyana;
Dr. Calsey Johnson, High Commissioner for The Bahamas; Deputy Chief of
the Haiti Embassy; and Senator Don Meredith...
San Salvador High School Basketball Team Feted by Club Med
- Aug 21, 2014 - 2:47:49 PM
PORT ST LUCIE, Florida – Members of the
Caciques Basketball Team of San Salvador Central High School were
rewarded for their outstanding achievement in the game by being feted to
a week-long stay at Club Med Sandpiper Bay.
the Caciques after the Arawak Indian chief, the team, accompanied by
their teacher, Coach S. Brown, were given the VIP treatment upon their
arrival at the all-inclusive resort also known for its comprehensive
executives greeted the team at Ft. Lauderdale Airport and whisked them
away in a chauffeur-driven limousine to the property where a private
welcome cocktail reception and orientation at the Spanish Patio took
Rising Star Interns at Bahamas Information Services (BIS)
- Aug 21, 2014 - 1:57:47 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
Three-time and defending Bahamas National Junior Girls’ High Jump
champion Daejha Moss joined the staff of Bahamas Information Services
for the summer where she interned in the Broadcasting Division.
15, the daughter of Delvin “Cheese” Moss and Mrs. Raquel Moss, will
enter the tenth grade at Queen’s College when the Fall Semester opens in
The three-time and defending Bahamas Association of
Independent Secondary Schools Junior Girls High Jump champion, Daejha is
also the co-holder of the BAISS Junior Girls High Jump record with a
leap of 5ft, 5 inches, matching Tanya Wildgoose’s 21-year-old mark set
Prime Minister Christie's House Communication on Bahamas Constitutional Bills
- Aug 20, 2014 - 11:29:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Communication By
The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P.
Prime Minister and Minister of
Constitutional Amendments Debate
On August 18, 2014
In the House of Assembly:
I welcome the further
input of the Opposition on matters related to the timing of, and preparations
for, the referendum, and how the Opposition thinks it might want to assist in
spreading the message of support for the bills. I know that the Constitutional
Commission has already engaged in consultations with the two main parties on
this; that it will continue to do so; and indeed that the Commission intends to
extend these consultations to the DNA and to other important groupings across a
broad spectrum of civil society, and to the religious community as well. In fact, three important meetings with religious
leaders have been held already and the next one is scheduled for the 4th
Eighteen Bahamians Awarded Scholarships to Study in China
- Aug 20, 2014 - 11:09:17 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – The 2014 People’s
Republic of China Scholarship Ceremony was held at the Melia Cable Beach
Hotel on Monday, 18th August 2014.
In the largest scholarship
cluster since the scholarship program’s inception and the establishment
of diplomatic relations between the two countries in May 1997, sixteen
Bahamians were awarded scholarships from the Government of China and two
Bahamians were awarded scholarships from the Confucius Institute at the
College of The Bahamas...
Brave Davis: COB’s Law School Will Become Autonomous
- Aug 20, 2014 - 10:31:51 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Deputy Prime
Minister, Minister of Works and Urban Development, and lawyer, the Hon.
Philip Davis declared that law students of the College of The Bahamas
aspired towards a learned and noble profession at a critical time in the
college’s history. During his address of the students, August 20, he
noted that the college’s Council approved an autonomous LLB programme
starting in September.
Expressing happiness at being able to
speak with the students, he said, “you see this signature programme
heralds the establishment of a Faculty of Law here at COB.”
Deputy Prime Minister addressed the law students at the Harry C. Moore
Library under the theme, ‘The Importance of Law in The Bahamas and its
impact Nationally and Globally...’