US Coast Guard to suspend search for missing teens on Friday at sunset
- Jul 31, 2015 - 1:12:45 PM
The US Coast Guard search for the missing Jupiter teens will be
suspended at sunset on Friday, July 31st, one week after Austin and
Perry went missing. The Coast Guard said it has done all they could to
locate the two boys, however the families say they will continue the
Should new information come to light before sunset, the Coast Guard they would reopen the case...
Bahamas given Tier 1 Trafficking in Persons ranking
- Jul 30, 2015 - 1:10:07 PM
U.S. Embassy in Nassau congratulates the Government of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas on its Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 TIP Report. We
commend the government
for its efforts to strengthen anti-trafficking law enforcement, protect
trafficking victims, and inform the public and potential victims about
This Tier 1 ranking means that
the Government of The Bahamas fully complies
with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The
government successfully convicted one trafficker and sentenced two
traffickers from previous convictions in 2014, initiated
three new prosecutions, adopted a four-year national anti-trafficking
OAS Proposes Mechanisms for Dominican Republic-Haiti Dialogue and Support for Displaced Persons
- Jul 29, 2015 - 6:53:04 PM
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, today recommended the establishment of mechanisms of dialogue
between the Dominican Republic and Haiti to resolve the situation in the
border zone between the two countries, beginning with a meeting between
the two sides.
In addition, the OAS leader proposed seeking mechanisms to help
the displaced persons, especially the most vulnerable. In particular,
Secretary General Almagro proposed that the OAS facilitate the dialogue
and that it support the processes of registration of migrants underway
through the Universal Civil Identity Project of the Americas...
PM Delivers Key Note Address at CANTO in Miami, Fl
- Jul 29, 2015 - 2:49:44 AM
The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie delivered the keynote address at the
Opening Ceremony of The Caribbean Association of National Telecoms
Operators (CANTO) 31st Conference in Miami at the Hyatt Regency, June
26th. BTC is a founding member of CANTO and CEO Leon Williams, who is
also Vice Chairman of CANTO, served as the Master of Ceremonies. The
theme for this year’s conference is ‘Improving Lives Through Broadband
Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue Co-Chairs Announced
- Jul 28, 2015 - 2:29:13 PM
Toronto, Canada – Robert Taylor, Chairman of the Board of ELD Canada,
parent organization of the upcoming CCELD (Caribbean-Canada Emerging
Leaders’ Dialogue) announced today that Mr. Bruce Bowen and Her
Excellency Mrs. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba have accepted the roles of
Co-Chair for the upcoming 2015 Dialogue.
Mr. Taylor commented, “We are thrilled to have attracted Co-Chairs of this stature for the upcoming Dialogue.”
RBPF Sr. Lt. Anthony Bowe participates in Caribbean Defense and Security Course
- Jul 28, 2015 - 1:08:42 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Senior Lieutenant Andrew Bowe of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force was
among several Caribbean participants who graduated from the Caribbean
Defense and Security Course held at the William J. Perry Center for
Hemispheric Defense Studies in Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. on Friday,
July 24, 2015.
The six weeks course, which comprised a four weeks
distance learning phase and a two weeks resident phase, was designed to
foster a community of regional security and defense professionals
prepared to confront the complex security realities facing the Caribbean
Region, and by extension, the Western Hemisphere...
Norland Post Office Dedication to Honour Bahamian Descendant Father Marquess-Barry
- Jul 28, 2015 - 1:04:45 PM
FLORIDA - The Norland Post Office building will be dedicated to Father Richard L.
Marquess-Barry at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31. The Norland Post Office is
located at 18640 NW 2 Avenue in Miami.
In December 2014, the
Honorable Frederica S. Wilson, Member of Congress, 24th District of
Florida, introduced legislation to dedicate this facility to Father
Marquess-Barry who has been an ordained priest in the Episcopalian
church for 39 years. The bill was signed into law.
Marquess-Barry has served as the pastor of Miami's Historic Saint Agnes
Episcopal Church where he has contributed to bettering the lives of his
congregation and community...
Members of the RBPF Participate in Forensic Firearms Examination Course
- Jul 28, 2015 - 12:16:52 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Assistant Superintendent
Earl Thompson, Analytical Inspector, and Inspector Aaron Wilson,
Firearms Examiner, both of the Scientific Support Services of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, graduated from the Caribbean Basin Security
Initiative (CBSI) Introduction to Forensic Firearms Examination Course
on Friday, July 24, 2015, at the National Laboratory Centre of the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in Ammendale,
Maryland. Assistant Superintendent Thompson and Inspector Wilson were
among ten Caribbean nationals graduating from the course.
attendance at the graduation ceremony was Superintendent Elburt Ferguson
of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, who presented tokens of appreciation
to officials of the Bureau Force for their significant contribution to
training in the area of forensic firearms examination...
NASA’s New Horizons Team Finds Haze, Flowing Ice on Pluto
- Jul 24, 2015 - 8:06:08 PM
Flowing ice and a
surprising extended haze are among the newest discoveries from NASA’s
New Horizons mission, which reveal distant Pluto to be an icy world of
“We knew that a mission to Pluto would bring some surprises, and now
-- 10 days after closest approach -- we can say that our expectation has
been more than surpassed,” said John Grunsfeld, NASA’s associate
administrator for the Science Mission Directorate. “With flowing ices,
exotic surface chemistry, mountain ranges, and vast haze, Pluto is
showing a diversity of planetary geology that is truly thrilling."
Civil Society Bahamas (CSB) Represented at the Bahamian-American Association in New York City, USA
- Jul 24, 2015 - 11:47:05 AM
President of Civil Society Bahamas (CSB),
Mr. Anthony Hamilton recently visited with the Bahamian-American
Association Inc. (BAAI), formally Nassau Bahamas Association, Inc. while
in New York City. The Association was established in 1912 by ten men of
Bahamian ancestry who came together and formed an organization in hope
of filling the needs for fellowship and community among Bahamian
families in the New York area. The BAAI is committed to increasing a
sense of Bahamian spirit and community in the Tri-State area and
particularly, in Harlem where the Association is housed at The Bahamas
House.Mr. Andrew Albury is the current president of the BAAI...
Bahamas Consulate in Atlanta Hosts Independence Celebrations
- Jul 24, 2015 - 3:13:50 AM
ATLANTA, Georgia -- A family fun day picnic, Androsia-themed fashion show,
Junkanoo rush-out, church service and
cocktail reception were the highlights of this year’s 42nd Bahamas Independence
Celebrations hosted by the Bahamas Consul General’s Office in Atlanta.
Joining the festivities this year was Tim Whaddell of Popeye’s Louisiana
Chicken, who came on board as a partner to treat over 500 attendees of the
Kareem Mortimer and CARGO included at first Caribbean Film Mart
- Jul 22, 2015 - 11:39:52 PM
Fifteen feature-film projects
from ten countries will participate in the inaugural Caribbean Film Mart (CFM),
taking place at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) in September, it
was announced today.
The CFM will
give the 15 selected filmmakers with Caribbean films in development and
pre-production the opportunity to meet with 30 international film producers,
sales agents and film funds, with the aim of creating professional
relationships and partnerships that will enable the production and distribution
of the participating projects...
COB Students Celebrate 3rd Place Finish in Caribbean Students Colloquium
- Jul 22, 2015 - 6:35:06 PM
Bahamas - Imagine a pilgrimage through rocky trails and dense brush for
a snapshot of a slave hut; or the chance to sit quietly on a 100
wooden church pew and feel God’s presence; or to stand in a government
edifice in which laws enacted altered the course of history for a small
adventures, conceived in the minds of four talented College of The
Bahamas Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute students gave
a heritage tourism business concept which placed third in The Caribbean
Tourism Organization (CTO) Caribbean Students Colloquium...
PAHO/WHO Director Encourages Strong Action To Advance Health For All
- Jul 20, 2015 - 4:39:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Dr. Carissa F. Etienne,
Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health
Organization (PAHO/WHO), was hosted to a High Level Ministerial
luncheon, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the
PAHO/WHO Country Office for The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos
Islands. The event marked the first major dialogue between government
and community leaders with the Director on her first official visit to
Dr. Etienne had an opportunity to interact with
several members of Government, including, the Deputy Prime Minister and
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Philip Davis, members of
the Cabinet Sub-Committee on National Health Insurance (NHI): Minister
of Health, the Dr. Hon. Perry Gomez, Attorney General and Minister of
Legal Affairs, the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, QC, Minister of Labour
and National Insurance, the Hon. Shane Gibson, and Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Dr. Hon. Michael Darville...
Joint Communiqué - 3rd Meeting of the Joint CARIFORUM-EU Council
- Jul 20, 2015 - 2:16:48 PM
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater
Georgetown, Guyana) The Third Meeting of the Joint CARIFORUM-European
Union (EU) Council under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was
held in Guyana on 16 July 2015 under the Chairmanship of the Hon. Oliver
Joseph, Minister of Economic Development, Planning, Trade, Cooperatives
and International Business of Grenada.
Several CARIFORUM States
were represented at the Ministerial level. The EU was represented by Mr.
Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg representing
the Council of the European Union, and Mrs. Cecilia Malmström,
Commissioner for Trade, European Commission...
Bahamian Shares Country's Culture In China
- Jul 18, 2015 - 11:58:40 AM
YANGZHOU, The People's Republic of China -- Senior Information Officer
in the Bahamas Information Services Mr. Eric Rose (left) poses with
Second Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European
Integration of Montenegro Mr. Damir Sabanovic, during the welcoming
banquet for "Finding China in Yangzhou", in Yangzhou, the People's
Republic of China. Mr. Rose was one of only four international
delegates invited to sit at the head table. He also opted to wear a
Bahamian Independence shirt, showing his national pride and encouraging
dialogue about The Bahamas.
19th African American Hotel Owners & Investment Summit kicks-off in Miami
- Jul 17, 2015 - 6:45:03 PM
MIAMI — The 19th Annual International African American Hotel
Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show opened on Wednesday
with hundreds of hoteliers exchanging the most current industry tips and
The event kicked off with an opening ceremony to the
theme of “Moving Forward With Our Partners” and continued Thursday with
industry updates that included everything from topics of travel trends
of millennials, hotel debt, equity and creativity to sessions about the
“The Power Of The Purse” and how women are shaping and influencing the
PAHO/WHO and Bahamas gov't engage national stakeholders in dialogue on universal access to health coverage
- Jul 17, 2015 - 1:44:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – On the occasion of the first official visit of Dr.
Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), to The Bahamas,
PAHO/WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health hosted an engaging
technical breakfast on addressing Universal Health Coverage on Friday
July 17th, 2015. The event provided a unique opportunity for key
stakeholders to engage in an intimate dialogue with the PAHO Director on
the Organization’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Strategy and the
introduction of universal health coverage nationally...
Quotable Caribbean: Perry Christie, Paul Pennicook, Moses Kirkconnell and more...
- Jul 16, 2015 - 2:51:40 PM
"I am convinced that tourism, the largest part of our collective
economies and, in most cases, the largest part of our individual
economies deserves much more attention at our regional meetings.
Further, I am persuaded that tourism development and all that it entails
is the fastest path to reducing unemployment in our region and the
fastest path to reducing the debt burdens that (terrify) upcoming
generations. We are supposed to make each generation better. I fear that
we are on the brink of leaving the next generation with a much greater
burden to carry if we don't begin to focus on ways to make our natural
- Perry Christie, Prime Minister, Bahamas
NASA's Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter
- Jul 14, 2015 - 11:11:45 AM
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto.
After a decade-long
journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach
to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface -- roughly the
same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever
space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.
delighted at this latest accomplishment by NASA, another first that
demonstrates once again how the United States leads the world in space,”
said John Holdren, assistant to the President for Science..