Grand Bahama Sewage Leak in Chesapeake Subdivision Being Investigated
- Jan 26, 2015 - 8:41:35 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
-- An investigation has been launched into the reported leak of sewage
in the Chesapeake Subdivision, announced the Minister for Grand Bahama,
the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville during a press conference at the Ministry
for Grand Bahama on Monday.
"I read with great interest and
concern, the assertions made by Chesapeake Subdivision spokesman, Mr.
Shuffel Hepburn, regarding the seepage of raw waste around the sewerage
plant in that area, in The FREEPORT NEWS on Wednesday, January 21, 2015...
Prime Minister Christie meets with CARICOM leaders ahead of energy summit
- Jan 26, 2015 - 1:51:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas (26th
Jan) - Wasting no time in his official capacity as the effective
political head of CARICOM, Bahamas Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie caucused with his Heads of Government Sunday evening in
Washington DC ahead of the inaugural Caribbean Energy Security Summit
scheduled to begin on Monday.
While the Caribbean Community was
clear in its desire for increased access to new funding and investment
opportunities, they wanted to take a wait and see attitude by first
listening to and analyzing the policy position and proposals presented
by the United States before finalizing their regional policy position...
Ministers Mitchell and Darville Support New Grand Bahama Business Venture
- Jan 26, 2015 - 10:25:04 AM
Bahama - Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, the Hon. Fred
Mitchell and Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville,
were on hand on Friday to support local attorney and businessman,
La'Quay Laing, on the opening of Emporium Distributors Bahamas Limited.
to Mr. Laing, the business is offering a death benefit package where
Bahamians can choose which package they want and make payments so that
in the event of a death, they are prepared. There are currently four
people employed there...
Duty Free Town Meeting held in Smith's Point, Grand Bahama
- Jan 26, 2015 - 10:20:57 AM
SMITH’S POINT, Grand
Bahama – Conrad Jones (seated center) headed a team from the Ministry
for Grand Bahama into Smith’s Point on Thursday evening, to educate and
inform the residents there of the Duty Free Concessions available in
east and west Grand Bahama.
Several residents from that community are
pictured with Ministry for Grand Bahama officials following the meeting,
which was held at St. Jude’s Parish hall...
VAT Appeal Commission Established
- Jan 25, 2015 - 9:36:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Government has completed the appointment of members of the VAT Appeal
Commission. The names which will be unveiled this week, include a
retired Supreme Court Justice as Chairman, a retired senior Customs
officer and a public accountant. These individuals will also serve as
members of the Customs Appeal Commission.
The VAT Appeal Commission will operate independently of the VAT Department and the Ministry of Finance.
If a VAT registrant is unhappy with any decision made by the VAT Comptroller, they may lodge an appeal with the Commission...
Davis: BEC decision process “in the best interest of the Bahamian people”
- Jan 25, 2015 - 2:00:57 PM
Further to the Prime
Minister’s trip to Washington DC as both the Bahamas Prime Minister and
CARICOM Chair, the government of The Bahamas decided to defer the
announcement of the strategic partner for BEC until after interventions
and discussions coming out of the energy security summit according to
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis. This decision making process is in
the best interest of the Bahamian people.
The energy security summit is scheduled for the 26th and 27th January 2015 in Washington DC.
that summit, United States Vice President Joseph Biden will deliver the
policy position of the United States as regards energy...
Prime Minister Perry Christie represents CARICOM at energy and regional summits
- Jan 24, 2015 - 1:44:05 PM
The Summit will be hosted by United States Vice President Joseph Biden...
Nassau, The Bahamas
- Bahamas Prime Minister and chairman of CARICOM the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie leads a ministerial delegation to Washington D.C. on Sunday to
participate in the inaugural Caribbean Energy Security Summit. Mr.
Christie is scheduled to deliver the policy position of both CARICOM and
The Bahamas at this summit. The meetings will be held at the Harry S.
Truman Building, US Department of State.
Road Safety Education Conducted at New Providence Schools
- Jan 23, 2015 - 10:02:55 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Representatives of the Road Safety
Committee led by the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and
Aviation, continued its public education programme at Columbus Primary,
Collins Avenue, Wednesday where they observed the flow of traffic in
the area and students and parents used the pedestrian crossing directed
by a crossing guard.
Minister Hanna-Martin said the
education programme is among other initiatives designed to heighten
public awareness of road safety and reduce the number of traffic
fatalities in the country...
RBC Capital Markets calls on The Bahamas Prime Minister
- Jan 23, 2015 - 9:17:52 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – RBC Capital Markets paid a courtesy call on
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, January 22, at the Office
of the Prime Minister. The RBC executives are pictured with
the Prime Minister and several Cabinet Ministers -- Prime Minister
Christie and Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Hope Strachan are
at centre; in the next row are Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell and Minister of Labour and National
Insurance the Hon. Shane Gibson; Managing Director, RBC Royal Bank
COB Grand Bahama Alumni Association Launched
- Jan 23, 2015 - 6:54:28 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The College of The Bahamas Grand Bahama
Alumni Association was officially launched during a press conference on
Wednesday by members of the board, along with Dr. Ellamae
Johnson-Dennard, associate vice-president, Northern Bahamas Campus.
Association president, Nevar Smith said the association will impact the
college and the community in a positive way. Dr. Dennard added that it
is fitting that the Association is launched, as COB is set to become a
university this year.
PMH Critical Care Block Provides for Healthcare 'Quantum Leap Forward'
- Jan 23, 2015 - 4:33:08 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
The inclusion of the brand new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the
construction of the country's first state-of-the-art Critical Care Block
is expected to help The Bahamas "make a quantum leap forward" with
respect to intensive care medicine for infants and other critical care
patients regardless of age, status or income.
The newly constructed NICU is the first and only Level Three Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit in The Bahamas...
Top Achievers Awarded for BJC and BGCSE Examination Results
- Jan 23, 2015 - 4:07:28 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology recognized the
accomplishments of students excelling in the Bahamas Junior Certificate
(BJC) and Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE)
examinations during the annual National Awards ceremony, Thursday at
William Johnson Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road.
Henderson, a 12th grade student of Queen’s College received the Paul
Adderley Award for best BGCSE results (overall performance, 10As, 1B) in
The Bahamas. She also received the Carol Hanna...
PM Christie: Maintaining public confidence in our banking system
- Jan 23, 2015 - 2:52:11 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are the Prime Minister’s Remarks in the House Of Assembly on Wednesday January 21st, 2015.
The one thing we should all be united on at all times is the need
for a stable banking system. What this means is that we should never do
or say anything that undermines public confidence in the stability of
our banking system. It means that we need to avoid doing things
publicly, or saying things publicly, that may jeopardize the stability
of a particular bank or undermine public confidence in it...
Bahamas Commissioner of Police Provides "Year in Review" to the Press
- Jan 23, 2015 - 2:05:16 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Commissioner of
Police Ellison Greenslade, centre, gave his annual Year in Review to the
press this morning at Police Headquarters.
accompanied at the press conference by senior officers, was pleased to
report that “overall serious crimes against persons and property
decreased by 18% in 2014...”
Grand Bahama Crime has Decreased by 24 Percent, says ACP Seymour
- Jan 23, 2015 - 1:33:56 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
- In most areas of crime, there has been a reported decrease between
2013 and 2014, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmitt Seymour said
during a press conference on Friday at the Gerald A. Bartlett Complex .
to comments heard from the public, he said, crime has not increased in
Grand Bahama, and described this as "utter rubbish." The only
challenges have been murder and attempted murder, which doubled. In all
other areas of crime, however, there was a decrease.
Kiwanis Clubs of The Bahamas Lauded for Great Work in Supporting Vulnerable Groups
- Jan 23, 2015 - 12:34:58 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The construction and
management of the Bahamas Children's Emergency Hostel should be recorded
as one of the greatest success stories in the history of the Kiwanis
Clubs in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Minister of Social Services
and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin said
Addressing the Joint Division Inter-Club meeting of
the Kiwanis Clubs of The Bahamas in celebration of Kiwanis
International's 100th anniversary, Wednesday at the Bahamas Red Cross
Centre, Mrs. Griffin lauded the local organization for its yeoman's
efforts in nation-building...
Family Proud of Daughter Appointed to London’s General Optical Council
- Jan 23, 2015 - 12:13:17 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
The family of Lisa Davis, a Bahamian appointed Director of Fitness to
Practice at the General Optical Council in London, could not be any more
proud of her accomplishments.
According to her father, Errol
Bethel, retired Parliamentary Commissioner, his daughter is just doing
what she loves and excelling at it.
“Lisa has really found her niche. She is doing something that she loves doing and is very good at it,” he says...
International Customs Day to be Observed on January 26th
- Jan 23, 2015 - 7:10:46 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
- International Customs Day will be observed on January 26th, under the
theme "Coordinated Border Management," announced Mrs. Michelle
Collins-Rolle during a press conference on Tuesday to announce a week of
The public relations officer for the International
Customs Day Committee, Mrs. Collins-Rolle said that in 1952 the Customs
Cooperation Council was established as an inter-governmental
organization to enhance the effectiveness of the customs administrations
around the world. The inaugural session of the customs cooperation
council was held in Brussels, Belgium on January 26th, 1953...
Stem Cell Launch Puts Bahamas at Head of Global Stem Cell Development
- Jan 23, 2015 - 1:19:29 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
The Bahamas has been positioned at the head of the global development
of Stem Cell research following the recent launch of the Stem Cell
Industry in The Bahamas at Melia Nassau Beach Resort, January 14, 2015.
of Health, Dr. the Hon. Perry Gomez said The Bahamas has put in place
all of the necessary protocols and legislation to ensure that in order
to practice Stem Cell medicine in The Bahamas, facilities where the
therapy is actually practiced must meet standards of the highest quality
in all aspects of professional best practices...
16 Weddings Promotion Winners Tie the Knot in The Berry Islands
- Jan 22, 2015 - 1:07:20 PM
GREAT HARBOUR CAY-The Berry Islands – A
small and intimate wedding was exactly what Kristyna and Ryan hoped for
and they certainly got that.
The New Jersey couple tied the knot
on this island known for its sugar-white sandy beaches during The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s “16 Weddings, 16 Islands, One Priceless
And at exactly 16:00 hours (4pm) the couple
exchanged wedding vows on a boat, which anchored in the middle of the
deep blue ocean surrounding The Berry Islands and its many cays...