27th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous Held in Bahamas
- Nov 28, 2014 - 10:27:03 AM
LAUDERDALE, FL - Featuring sensational mega-yachts, a
spectacular fireworks display, and Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts Band
headlining the Saturday Night Gala, the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward
County’s 27th Annual ShowBoats International Rendezvous was the biggest and
best event yet. Founded by Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group and
under the direction of Event Chairs Jessica & Mike Busacca and Steven M.
Mariano and Sara Olenechuk, the event took place November 13-15, 2014 at the
beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas, benefiting the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Broward County. The
weekend included an appearance by Actor John Ratzenberger, who is best known
for his role as Cliff Clavin in
Cheers and his recurring
supporting/minor cast roles in Pixar films.
PAHO/WHO to provide training for doctors and nurses in the Caribbean and Latin America
- Nov 28, 2014 - 2:21:38 AM
Washington, D.C. — Health
professionals from more than 30 countries in Latin America and the
Caribbean will receive training in clinical management of Ebola in three
upcoming workshops sponsored by the Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The workshops are
part of a series of PAHO/WHO actions intended to help countries
strengthen their preparedness for potential cases of Ebola.
The “train-the-trainer” courses will take place on 1-3 December in
Antigua and Barbuda, for Caribbean health professionals, and on 3-5 and
9-11 December in Chile, for health personnel from Latin America.
Participants in the three workshops are expected to train other health
professionals in their home countries upon their return, with PAHO/WHO
Dr. Myles Munroe Memorial Service to be held by Bahamas Consulate General Miami Ofﬁce on December 11
- Nov 27, 2014 - 11:36:53 AM
MIAMI, Florida - The life of The late Dr.
Myles E. Munroe, OBE and his wife Pasfor Ruth Munroe will be celebrated
and remembered at a special Memorial service, #mylesmunroememorial being
held on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at The Faith Center
in Sunrise, Florida.
Under The auspices of The Bahamas Consulate General Miami, The celebration is The official Memorial Sen/ice given by The Government of The Bahamas in The United States of America (USA) for Dr. Munroe and his wife.
Dr. Munroe and his wife, along with seven other persons died in a plane crash in Freeport, Bahamas on November 9, 2014, while enroute To The Global LeadershipConference...
OAS Secretary General Congratulates U.S. President on Immigration Measures
- Nov 21, 2014 - 3:32:06 PM
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José
Miguel Insulza, welcomed the initiative announced November 20th by the
President of the United States, Barack Obama, that benefits nearly five
million undocumented people, and said “this is the fruit of the struggle
they have carried forward for years to achieve a migratory status that
distances them from illegality and brings them closer to a life of
dignity in this country.”
Secretary General Insulza highlighted “the courage of the U.S.
executive, who decided to move forward toward a fair goal that did not
deserve to be further postponed.” He added that, with this action,
“President Obama recognizes the contribution that these millions of
workers make every day to the greatness of the United States, and the
need to normalize their presence in the country.”
Bahamians Continue Leadership Stronghold in Duke of Edinburgh Programme
- Nov 21, 2014 - 2:23:43 PM
A Bahamian was chosen to lead the Americas region for the fourth
time in the history of the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
Programme. The Americas Region comprises of North and South America,
the Caribbean , United States and Canada, making it an honor that the
Bahamas continues to prove its youth leadership ability on an
Arvis Mortimer returned to The Bahamas this month from the
International Gold Event (IGE) in Seoul, Korea as the newly-elected "new
emerging representative" for the Americas Region. Javier Forbes also
represented the Bahamas GGYA at the IGE event, which put participants
through two weeks of leadership training and practical skills.
Barack Obama's Immigration Address Transcript
- Nov 20, 2014 - 8:45:59 PM
The full transcript of President Barack Obama's immigration address on November 27th, as provided by the White House:
My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration.
more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around
the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It's
kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our
character as a people with limitless possibilities - people not trapped
by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we choose.
But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it...
OAS wants more Bahamian scholarship seekers
- Nov 20, 2014 - 1:02:46 AM
and Employment Department (DHDEE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) met
with Bahamian stakeholders to apprise them of increased education and training opportunities
for Bahamians through the expanded scholarship programs offered by the OAS. The
meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday November 17.
Led by DHDEE coordinator for the partnership program,
Juliete Mallet Phillip, the group also discussed ways to improve on the relatively
low level of Bahamian participation in the myriad of scholarship opportunities
provided by the OAS...
Canadian-based Bahamian Junkanoo Group Uplift Through Music
- Nov 20, 2014 - 12:57:12 AM
CANADA - The group
known as the Bahamian
Junkanoo Legends was formed in Canada with the desire to give fellow
Bahamians a taste of being back home through Junkanoo. Bahamian Junkanoo
Legends is affiliated with the Association of Bahamians in Canada and
continues to play a pivotal role in bringing Bahamian people
together. Today, Bahamian Junkanoo Legends performs at a wide range of
cultural events throughout Canada.
September 6, 2014, the Bahamian Junkanoo Legends had one of their most
memorable weekends! Beautiful costumes and Junkanoo music were on
display in support of hundreds of walkers at the Shoppers Drug Mart 2014
Weekend to End Women's Cancer. The weekend honoured those whose lives
were lost to cancer while bringing hope to those still living with the
ALTA Urges Aviation Stakeholders to Embrace Innovation for Sustained Growth
- Nov 20, 2014 - 12:35:56 AM
MIAMI, Florida - ALTA Airline Leaders Forum and its 34th
Annual General Meeting (AGM), celebrated this year at the Atlantis
Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas, came to a close this past Friday after
showcasing perspectives from airline CEOs and industry experts on topics
and trends expected to impact the industry and its growth for the next
Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) gathered
over 500 delegates from airlines and aviation-related organizations from
throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia to discuss the state of the
industry, as well as to review opportunities both to overcome existing
obstacles related to infrastructure and the regulatory environment, as
well as to enhance...
Bahamians in Atlanta Remember Plane Crash Victims
- Nov 19, 2014 - 12:15:28 PM
Family and friends gather at Consul General’s residence to reflect on Atlanta connection with Parks and Munroe families
ATLANTA, Georgia - With a Bahamian flag
flying at half mast outside the Bahamas Consul General’s Atlanta residence,
those who lost loved ones in the November 9, 2014 plane crashed gathered to pay
their respects and pledge to carry on their legacy. Among them were relatives of the crash victims who reside in Atlanta.
Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy
E. Rolle, shared his encounter with Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth Ann who
called upon his office for assistance, as well as his memories of the Parks
Matt & Laurie Crouch of TBN on the passing of Dr. Myles & Pastor Ruth Munroe
- Nov 16, 2014 - 11:58:16 PM
Matthew Crouch, the Vice President of Trinity
Broadcasting Network (TBN), and his wife Laurie were among the thousands who sent
remarks of condolences to the Bahamian people in the passing of a global leader,
in the person of Pastor Dr. Myles Munroe
and his wife Pastor Ruth.
“We were awakened on Monday morning in the nation of
Singapore to the news of Pastor Myles and what had happened on Grand Bahama
Island; and we are praying for the nation, our hearts are broken in regard to
this tragedy and the fact that we will all missed him, ” said Matt Crouch.
According to Crouch, “Pastor Myles was an intricate part of Laurie’s and mine’s
vision to the motion picture industry, ministry and so many things...
Ambassador Donaldson's Remarks in Japan
- Nov 14, 2014 - 11:14:18 PM
Enclosed are Ambassador Donaldson's Remarks to Japan:
Since the beginning
of our relations in 1975, it is important to note that both island
nations have remained steadfast and committed to the principles of Human
Rights, Democracy and Sustainable Development.
This momentous occasion marks a landmark in relations between our
sovereign states, adding another chapter to our cooperation, both
bi-laterally and multi-laterally, through CARICOM and the United
Canadian High Commission Encourages Bahamian Students to Study in Canada
- Nov 14, 2014 - 1:30:19 PM
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
(MOEST) as well as many of our Bahamian Citizens have had a long standing
relationship with Canada; chiefly through higher education. Many Bahamians have
taken advantage of the quality tertiary education afforded by Canadian
For high school seniors, college application
deadlines are fast approaching. The Canadian High Commission in partnership
with the MOEST want to encourage college bound students to “Imagine! Studying
In Canada”, at “Canadian College Night” at SuperClub Breezes on Thursday,
November 20, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This forum will provide high school
students and their parents to receive information regarding the Canadian
college process and experience...
Myles Munroe book of condolence opened in New York
- Nov 13, 2014 - 11:11:51 PM
NEW YORK -- A book of condolence has been opened at The
Bahamas Mission to the United Nations in New York to allow members of the
Diplomatic Community and the Bahamian diaspora in New York to pay last respects
to Dr. Myles Munroe, an internationally renowned leadership coach and spiritual
leader who perished in a plane crash in Grand Bahama last Sunday along with his
wife, Ruth, and seven others.
The memorial gesture was sparked by the number of telephone
calls to His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas United Nations and
Organization of American States Ambassador, from members of the Diplomatic
Community who expressed shock and grief at Dr. Munroe’s tragic and untimely
BAAI (New York) Monthly Meeting on Nov. 15th at 4pm - Christmas Splash Dec 6th
- Nov 13, 2014 - 12:42:49 PM
Dear Bahamians, Bahamian-Americans, and Friends of The Bahamas,
We welcome you to join us at the upcoming BAAI Monthly Meeting - This Saturday, Nov. 15th at 4pm, Christmas Splash Dec 6th.
As the year comes to a close, we extend a heartfelt “thank you” to each person for contributing to the successful events held this year. The Association will sponsor a Thanksgiving Dinner for the Bahamas All-Stars Marching Band and close the year with our annual Christmas Splash...
Bahamian Performs in Doctoral Piano Recital in Maryland
- Nov 13, 2014 - 10:58:52 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Officials of The Bahamas Embassy in
Washington, D.C., were witnesses to history in the making on Saturday, November
8, 2014 as a part of the audience for a doctoral piano recital for Mr. Dion
Cunningham at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
Mr. Cunningham expertly performed several classical pieces
and audience members were also treated to a dramatic rendition of the hymn,
"It is well". Mr. Cunningham is seeking to become the first Bahamian
with a Doctorate in Musical Arts and is hoping to complete the program by
Spring of 2017...
Bahamians in Missouri Urged to "Avoid Problems" with Michael Brown Verdict
- Nov 11, 2014 - 6:11:00 PM
Georgia - While James Knowles, Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri has told
media to "prepare for the worst", Bahamas Consul General Randy E. Rolle
is advising Bahamians to avoid areas that may experience high tensions
in the wake of the Michael Brown verdict.
a black teen was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson in August
2014. Those events have led to several riots, a State of Emergency being
declared and high racial tensions. Protests have been held in several
U.S. cities, including Atlanta where Rolle is based...
Paving the Way for Private Sector Growth in the Caribbean
- Nov 8, 2014 - 2:56:47 AM
The role of the
private sector is particularly vital today amid strong signals by some
Caribbean economies of returning to positive growth in 2015.
view has been shared by Executive Director of the Caribbean Export
Development Agency (Caribbean Export) Pamela Coke-Hamilton, on the eve
of a two-day international colloquium designed to facilitate dialogue
between regional and international private sector leaders, politicians
Coke-Hamilton said the role of the private sector
was even more critical today than previously given its importance in
driving economic growth...
"New Bahamian Immigration Policy Raises Serious Human Rights Concerns"
- Nov 8, 2014 - 2:42:38 AM
(November 7, 2014 )
Washington, D.C. - Kerry Kennedy and Santiago A. Canton, on behalf of
the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center),
express alarm at the discriminatory use of new immigration policies in
The Bahamas. According to information received by the RFK Center,
immigration officials conducted massive raids and arrests in
Bahamian-Haitian communities over the weekend of November 1-2 and have
increased their presence around public schools with large populations of
students born to immigrant parents.
On November 1, The Bahamas
instituted a new immigration policy that requires all non-nationals
residing in the island nation to show evidence that they have permission
to live or work in the country...
USA rejects petition to list Queen Conch as endangered species
- Nov 6, 2014 - 8:54:30 PM
The Caribbean Regional
Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has congratulated member states after a US
government review of the status of the Queen Conch keeps the region’s
conch fishery alive. The review follows a petition to have the Queen
Conch listed as threatened or endangered.
Photo: Carmen Powers
On Monday, November 3,
2014, the National Maine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Department of
Commerce, USA, concluded that the “queen conch is not currently in
danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its
range nor is it not likely to become so within the foreseeable future”.
Director of the CRFM Mr. Milton Haughton noted: “The CRFM is extremely
pleased by this outcome and takes this opportunity..."