Bimini: Louise McDonald High School Nature Trail Opens
- Apr 18, 2014 - 12:27:25 PM
BIMINI, BAHAMAS - The Louise McDonald High School Nature Trail was
officially opened by their Excellencies Sir Arthur & Lady Foulkes at
the High School in Bimini.
Pictured from left during the unveiling of
the Nature Trail Plaque & Declaration of the Nature Trail opening
are Wesley Rolle, Principal of the Louise McDonald High School; Hon.Obie
Wilchcombe Minister of Tourism,M.P Bimini and West End, Lady Foulkes,
His Excellencies Sir Arthur Foulkes, James Pinder Art & Craft, Oscar
Munroe - Administrator.
Child Protection Month display erected at Fleming Street Clinic
- Apr 18, 2014 - 12:08:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - In observance of Child Protection Month, the Ministry of Social Services
and Community Development erected a display at the Fleming Street
Community Clinic to further sensitize and educate the general public on
this important social issue.
Pictured from left are Cachia Sturrup
(seated); an effigy of a neglectful mother with a child; standing are
Melinda Francios, student; Cecily Stuart (Pharmacy Dept; Jessica Stubbs,
Nursing Officer II; Keith Woodside, Clinic Security Officer and Linda
Economic Development and Deepening Reform In China
- Apr 16, 2014 - 11:36:16 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is the first in a series to be
presented by His Excellency Yuan Guisen, the Ambassador of China to The
although faced with the complicated domestic and international situation, the
CPC Central Committee and the State Council led the people of all nationalities
of China to thoroughly implement the spirit of the 18th Party
Congress, upheld the general tone of “moving forward while maintaining
stability”, adhered to the guideline of “the macro policy should be stable,
micro policy be flexible and social policy support the bottom line”while
maintaining steady growth, adjusting economic structure and forging ahead with
Scholarship Fund established for Maritime study
- Apr 16, 2014 - 8:24:46 PM
An anonymous donor
recently established a scholarship fund at the L.J.M. Maritime Academy
for the benefit of any graduate of the C.H. Reeves Junior High School
wanting to pursue a course of study at the Marine Academy. The check was
presented to the President of the academy, Dr. Brenda-Mae Cleare by the
Principal of C. H. Reeves Jr. High School, Ms. Greta Brown. The check
presentation took place on Monday, the 14thApril 2014 at the Ministry of
Transport and Aviation, the Manx Corporate Center, West Bay Street.
Pictured from left
are Petron Brown, Head Boy at C.H. Reeves; Shania Lewis, Head Girl at
C.H. Reeves; Ms. Greta Brown, School Principal; Minister of Transport
and Aviation,the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin; Dr. Brenda-Mae Cleare; Tameka
Forbes, ExecutiveAssistant at the L.J. M. Marine Academy
South Andros Association Awarded International Grant
- Apr 16, 2014 - 7:00:16 PM
SOUTH ANDROS, The Bahamas – The
South Andros Handicraft and Manufacturing Association (SAHMA) officially
launched the South Andros Coastal Restoration and Coconut Project on
April 10, 2014 at the South Andros Craft Centre in Motion Town, Long Bay
Cays, South Andros.
is a Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP) funded project for the community.
are very happy to be here today,” said GEF National Co-ordinator in The
Bahamas Mr. Deon Stewart. “It didn’t go without a lot of hard work on
behalf of SAHMA and the community of South Andros and also on behalf of
the committee that actually reviews and improves projects here (in the
South Andros’ SAHMA President Lauds GEF Grant
- Apr 16, 2014 - 3:58:00 PM
SOUTH ANDROS, The Bahamas – President of the South Andros
Handicraft and Manufacturing Association (SAHMA) said recently that the launch
of the South Andros Coastal Restoration and Coconut Project was “quite an
expression of confidence in the management and operation of SAHMA.
“We sought to empower members of the community through craft
and culture and this project will allow us to take the empowerment further,”
SAHMA President and Project Coordinator Mrs. Emily Rahming said after the
official ceremony at the South Andros Craft Centre, in Motion Town, Long Bay
Cays, South Andros.
NEMA conducts water rescue training on Long Island
- Apr 16, 2014 - 10:54:21 AM
CLARENCE TOWN, Long Island – The
National Emergency Management Agency conducted a Water Rescue Training
and Equipment exercise on the island, in an effort to equip residents
with survival skills in the event of an emergency at sea.
training held March 31 to April 4, 2014, as conducted in conjunction
with the United States Northern Command (UNNORTHCOM). It was the third
in a series of training; Phase 1 was held on the islands of Abaco, Grand
Bahama and New Providence between March to May 2012. And, Phase II was
held on New Bight, Cat Island from March 3 to 6, 2014...
Bahamas holds workshop on monitoring State Action on Gender-Based violence
- Apr 15, 2014 - 8:43:47 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
--- Senior Officials from a number of essential governmental ministries,
corporations and agencies and private sector partnerships began meeting
Tuesday at a “Skills Building Workshop for Human Rights-Based
Monitoring on State Action on Gender-Based Violence”. The Workshop is
part of a larger project – the State Accountability Project to End
Gender-Based Violence – that will focus on building a culture of peace
and respect in society in general and decreasing the level of violence
against women, in particular.
State Accountability Project is sponsored by the Caribbean Regional
Office of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment
of Women (UNWomen).
Workshop for Human Rights Based Monitoring of State Action on Gender- Based Violence
- Apr 15, 2014 - 5:10:39 PM
rights expert at the United Nations Ms. Gaynel Curry (second left) is in
town for a few days to conduct a Skills Building Workshop for Human
Rights Based Monitoring of State Action on Gender-Based Violence.
pictured (from left) are: Ms. Christine Campbell, Officer-in-Charge,
Bureau of Women's Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development; Ms. Curry; Minister of Social Services and Community
Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, who delivered the keynote
address and Miss Sasha Dixon, Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations.
World Trade Organisation DDG visits The Bahamas
- Apr 11, 2014 - 1:15:05 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
David Shark, Deputy Director-General of
World Trade Organisation, along with other Members of the WTO pay a
courtesy call on Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes at Government House
April 9, 2014. Pictured from left: Juneyoung Lee, Legal Affairs Officer
Accessions Division WTO; Mr. Shark; Sir Arthur;; Ryan Pinder, Minister
of Financial Services; Bain, Legal Advisor/Acting Director of Trade
& Industry, Ministry of Financial Services and Rhoda M. Jackson,
Ambassador Permanent Represent to United Nations Office in Geneva.
Mr. Shark also met with
Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip "Brave" Davis on April 9th...
Abuse after-effects can be ‘dire’, Bahamas national hotline helps save lives
- Apr 11, 2014 - 12:39:34 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
--- A failure to curb the scourge of child abuse in The Bahamas could
have dire consequences for abused persons and the Bahamian society as a
whole over the short, medium and/or long term, Minister of Social
Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin said.
Mrs. Griffin said a key component of ending and/or reducing child abuse in The Bahamas, is by reporting it.
victims suffer the greatest consequences as child abuse is obviously a
very traumatic experience, and its impact can be profound,” Mrs. Griffin
WTO executive visits Grand Bahama Island
- Apr 11, 2014 - 12:29:41 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Minister for
Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville
officially welcomed David Shark, Deputy
Director General of the World Trade Organisation to Grand Bahama on April 10th.
Mr. Shark was
accompanied by Ryan Pinder, Minister for Financial Services; Rhoda Jackson, Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations office and other international
organisations in Geneva, Switzerland; Ms June Young Lee WTO Legal Advisor; and
Ms. Keva Bain, Acting Director of Trade and Industry.
The Bahamas is in the
process of negotiating accession to the World Trade Organisation primarily to
secure favourable market access for its goods and services into the
HE Johnson calls on Indonesian ambassador
- Apr 11, 2014 - 12:24:34 PM
CANADA – Ottawa, His Excellency Dr. Calsey W. Johnson, Bahamian High
Commissioner to Canada, paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dienne H.
During their brief meeting they discussed matters of mutual
interest to both The Bahamas and Indonesia.
HE Johnson is also pictured
presenting the Indonesian ambassador with the latest edition of The
Schools participate in first Bahamas Marching Band Competition
- Apr 11, 2014 - 11:15:31 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - School bands from New
Providence and Family Islands including Eleuthera and Mangrove Cay,
Andros, competed in the Bahamas National High School Marching Band
Competition organised by The Ministry of Education, Science and
A first of its kind, the competition was held at the
Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium, Saturday March 29, and brought together
the bands that showcased their skills in various categories including:
drumline, marching band and sound sport...
BNPA's Best Kept Yard awarded to Little Blair resident
- Apr 9, 2014 - 6:23:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Little Blair resident,
Eltha Hall, became the winner of a Bahamas National Pride Association's
(BNPA) "Best Kept Yard Award" when she was recently presented with a
plaque and a cheque.
Pictured in front of the Buccaneer Road
home from left: Joanne Johnson, executive director, BNPA; Olvin Rees,
chairman, BNPA; Ms Hall; Shaquille Sands, granddaughter; Alphaeus
Ramsay, director BNPA; Judy Williams,. director, BNPA.
PM: The Role of The Bahamas in Caricom: My perspective on Where We are Going
- Apr 9, 2014 - 6:11:15 PM
Hon. Perry G. Christie
Minister of Finance
of The Bahamas at the
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
Open Lecture Series
7th April 2014 titled,
Role Of The Bahamas In Caricom: My perspective on Where We are Going:
I was first
selected to represent The Bahamas at the West Indies Federation Games in
Jamaica in 1960. Lester Bird, a former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda,
who was a classmate of the late Bahamian sports icon, Thomas A Robinson at the
University of Michigan, played a major role in my success as an athlete...
Bahamas Minister of Health on recent Berry Island fire
- Apr 9, 2014 - 3:59:31 PM
The Berry Islands
reported a major fire on the island early morning of Tuesday, April
1st. The community on the island mobilized and used its limited water
resources but were unable to contain the fire.
on Wednesday April 2nd, the Chief of Fire Department, Royal
Bahamas Police Force, Superintendent Walter Evans and two
officers; Corporal Ambrister and Constable Whymms, arrived on the
Island and worked tirelessly with the community to bring the fire under
with great community effort, and a skilled staff of the Fire
Department, the fire was brought under control on Friday 4th.
Abaco's Agape Christian School enters National Arts Festival
- Apr 9, 2014 - 3:41:07 PM
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Agape Christian School students
Amilee Sands (left) and Raquel Albury sing a duet at the school in
Marsh Harbour, during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts
Festival Abaco adjudications...
Agape Christian School students
Treseha Regner (left) and Modline Fertil sing a song entitled "Endless
Love" at the school in Marsh Harbour,
during the recent E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco adjudications...
Agape Christian School students
Jeron Stuart (left) and Abraham Simms play a duet of "Abaco People" on
the piano, as Bijuan Bain plays the drums, at the school in Marsh
Bahamas Ministry of Transport undertakes comprehensive review of Road Traffic Act
- Apr 9, 2014 - 2:20:58 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
The Ministry of Transport and Aviationhas acquired the expertise of an
independent transportation, planning and management consultant, Canadian
Neville Weeks, to spearhead the revision of the Road Traffic Act, with a
view to modernising the country’s transportation system.
a forum held Thursday, April 3, 2014, stakeholders assembled at the
Paul Farqhuarson Centre where plans were outlined, and feedback and
suggestions submitted as to the way forward.
Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Aviation Peter
Deveaux-Isaacs underscored the importance of the project, which is the
New Providence Transport Programme being funded by the Inter-American
Abaconians Excited as National Arts Festival begins on Island
- Apr 7, 2014 - 9:17:15 AM
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas – As the
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival recently began its Abaco
adjudications, residents were happy and excited that it is giving
Abaconians a change to showcase their talents.
Administrator at Every Child Counts (ECC) Lyn Major said that it was
wonderful that the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
adjudications came to the school...