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Sharks4Kids Event Celebrates Bahamas Launch of “Shark Stanley”
- Apr 18, 2015 - 12:40:15 PM
BIMINI, The Bahamas —Shark
Stanley, the friendly cartoon hammerhead shark, landed in Bimini on April 16 at
Gateway Christian Academy for the official Bahamas launch of the children’s
The Adventures of Shark Stanley
& Friends. Shark Stanley is a
global ambassador for shark conservation and the main character in the
science-based children’s book.
with the Florida based global nonprofit Sharks4Kids, the Shark Stanley launch
event included a shark lesson for the students, as well as a reading of the
book to mark the official Bahamas launch of the Shark Stanley campaign. Sharks4Kids founders Jillian Morris and
Duncan Brake taught the kids about sharks, specifically...
1st Caribbean Safe and Secure Conference and Exhibition - June 18 – 20, 2015
- Apr 17, 2015 - 10:12:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Crime and safety are
dominant concerns throughout the region as the loss of assets does not
respect socio or any economic status. As we have also seen in the
Caribbean many of the threats are the not only the same but often times
there are interconnected crossing borders and jurisdictions.
an effort to bring together thinkers and solutionist Preventative
Measures, a network of local and international advisors and instructors
providing expert training and consulting on every facet of asset
protection, loss prevention and resource recovery, is excited to
announce the1st Caribbean Safe and Secure Exhibit Conference to be
held June 18 – 20, 2015at Melia Resort, Cable Beach, Nassau Bahamas...
Shark Asks Divers For Help In The Bahamas
- Apr 17, 2015 - 4:03:45 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas - An amazing event occurred
on a recent shark interaction scuba dive at Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas -
a shark actually sought out shark wranglers for help with a rope
wrapped around its body.
On April 4th 2015, Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas witnessed a shark approach their shark feed and ASK for help to
remove a rope that was tight around her throat! Shark Wranglers
Charlotte Faulkner (from the UK) and Pia Venegas (from Argentina) were
able to help the shark and remove the rope...
Haitian migrants apprehended in Bimini and Inagua, Bahamas
- Apr 17, 2015 - 1:54:43 AM
Coral Harbour Base - Members of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force's Matthew Town Base
in Inagua apprehended ten
undocumented Haitian nationals who were found aboard a 40-foot American
registered sailing vessel anchored off Inagua this morning. The migrants
were brought ashore and handed over to Bahamas Immigration officials in Inagua,
and later flown to Nassau where they will be detained at the Carmichael
Road Detention Center.
Transport of Migrants from Bimini to Nassau - HMBS DURWARD KNOWLES is alongside at Bimini
embarking migrants who arrived on the island last evening. DURWARD KNOWLES is
expected to return to Nassau tomorrow where migrants will be handed
over to Immigration officials...
GBHRA: Immigration enforcement must start at the border
- Apr 16, 2015 - 4:19:45 PM
(Statement) The Grand Bahama Human Rights
Association (GBHRA) notes with great interest Prime Minister Perry Christie’s statement on immigration enforcement to heads of
state at the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama.
We are in total agreement with Mr.
Christie’s assessment that human trafficking is a sophisticated
criminal enterprise that threatens the national security of The Bahamas, as is
the case for many nations around the world. This is precisely why we have said,
from the outset, that any effective immigration policy must start at the
Miss Teen Bahamas International 2015 Pageant Season Opens
- Apr 16, 2015 - 1:45:14 AM
Fashioned in silver trimmed, rippled turquoise wrap-around
resort attire with a multi-layered frilled neckline, was thirteen of our
country’s finest! Miss Teen Bahamas International opens the 2015 Pageant
The MTBI 2015 delegates are: Jasmine
Lundy, ArlenisMota, Benielle Ferguson, Britney Wells, Cassidy Deveaux, Jamie
Hepburn, Kaniesha Davis, Laquisha Young, Madihah Lockhart, Simone LaRoda,
Tatianna Deveaux, Tiskeia Wright and Tyeisha Rodgers.
Activities for the Miss Teen Bahamas
International 2015 kicked off in a fabulous way with our famous ‘Glamour Shoot’!
Bahamas Customs Makes History with First Marine Division
- Apr 14, 2015 - 4:18:46 PM
Coral Harbour Base -
The Customs Department
achieved a historic milestone landmark on Friday past with
the graduation of fifteen Bahamas Customs Officers from
the newly established Bahamas Customs Marine Unit headed by Superintendent
Tyrone Palmer. The new members of the Marine Unit underwent eight weeks of
intensive customs and maritime training that was coordinated by members of The
Bahamas Customs and Excise Department and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The
training program encompassed eleven disciplines (practical and theory)
including search and boarding, navigation, firefighting, weapons handling,
seamanship, and fitness training...
COB President Appeals for Re-Examination of Bahamas’ Economic Ranking at University Presidents Forum
- Apr 12, 2015 - 4:32:46 PM
The President of The College of The
Bahamas Dr Rodney D. Smith has used a high-level gathering of university
leaders of the Americas to implore the international community to
how The Bahamas - an archipelagic nation - is disadvantaged in seeking
international financial support based on its current economic ranking.
Smith brought The Bahamas’ plight
to the attention of the first University Presidents Forum of the VII
Summit of the Americas held in Panama City, Panama. He participated as
a panelist at the forum organized to address “Prosperity and Education:
the Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas”, with a specific focus on
the role of universities...
Bahamas Press Club stresses FOIA
- Apr 7, 2015 - 1:40:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
(Statement) Following the Prime Minister’s recent comments to journalism
students at the College of the Bahamas on the readiness of the
government to deal with a new Freedom of Information Bill, the Bahamas
Press Club thought it necessary to reiterate our position on the matter.
before, we commend the government on its efforts, but we hope that the
Prime Minister’s assertion that, “The minister of education has just
told me he is ready to bring the Act”, means that the country will not
wait another 12 months for its introduction and implementation...
Hooters Calendar to be Shot at Resorts World Bimini
- Apr 6, 2015 - 2:50:59 PM
Bahamas -- Beautiful women wearing sexy swimwear in an exquisite
location at Resorts World Bimini (RWB) make for a perfect combination,
and it will all come together during the upcoming Hooters International
2016 calendar photo shoot, to take place at RWB May 10th – 15th with the opportunity for fans to join in on the experience for as little as $88 per person with a 3-day, 2-night cruise.
will have multiple options to choose from on the RWB property,
including a breathtaking infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean,
pristine beaches, picturesque landscapes, a mega-yacht marina, and more...
Bahamas Press Club "deeply disappointed" about PM's recent remarks
- Apr 3, 2015 - 12:02:30 AM
The Bahamas Press Club was deeply
disappointed to hear of the Prime Minister’s recently expressed disdain of
the local press, in comments made to journalism students at The College of
We do not presume to lecture the Prime
Minister on his public utterances, but we must say that if the unfortunate
turn of phrase was as a result of frustration with expressed journalistic
opinions of his leadership (style), after 40 years in public life, Mr. Christie
should know that it goes with the territory.
Miss Bahamas Teenager Organization Announces 2015 Pageant Details
- Apr 2, 2015 - 4:13:23 PM
Nassau Bahamas – On Sunday, June 14th , 2015
a bevy of teenage beauties from throughout the Bahamas will compete for
the prestigious title of Miss Bahamas Teenager 2015, with the hopes of
becoming the nation’s youth ambassador and represent the Bahamas at”
Miss Teen Universe pageant” in Costa Rica February, 2016. This year’s
pageant competition is under theme “"Survival of the Beauties".
Miss Bahamas Teenager Pageant will start at 8p.m. to 10p.m. The pageant
will be held at Super Club Breezes Bahamas “Sea Breeze Ballroom” Breeze
Lane, Cable Beach, Nassau Bahamas...
Families for Justice calls for Resignation of Police Staff Association Chairman
- Apr 2, 2015 - 1:05:29 PM
Statement: This press conference is part of a joint
crusade that has been arranged by our Organization in order to have
Inspector Dwight Smith step down or removed as Chairman of the Police
Staff Association in New Providence and in Grand Bahama.
Smith was Charged for alleged indecent exposure against a female officer
by Police And formal arraigned before a Court of Law for those charges.
Subsequently Inspector Smith
Was interdicted by
the Commissioner of Police Mr. Ellison Greens lade under the
Authorization of The Governor General according to Chapter 205 of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force takes delivery of 4th of 9 vessels
- Apr 1, 2015 - 11:20:44 PM
Five additional vessels to be delivered in the coming months
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) has taken delivery of the fourth
and final Stan Patrol 4207, named HMBS
Gray. The four Stan Patrol 4207s form part of the six-year Sandy Bottom
The Stan Patrol 4207s carry a
24-person crew, have a range in excess of 2000 nm and can achieve speeds of 20
knots. As well as their weapons systems
two RHIBS for fast interception and boarding. The first 4207, HMBS
Arthur Dion Hanna, arrived from the
Netherlands in May 2014, followed by HMBS
Knowles in July...
GBHRA: Government should be commended on support for gay rights
- Apr 1, 2015 - 4:38:02 PM
The following is a statement by the Grand Bahama Humane Rights Association (GBHRA):
Christie administration is to be commended for taking a stand, on the
world stage, against discrimination on the basis of sexual preference.
week, the government of The Bahamas contributed to the United Nation’s
rejection of an attempt to stop the spouses of U.N. General Assembly
staff who are in same-sex-marriages from enjoying the same privileges as
STB: Ambassador nominee, Cassandra Butts a ‘welcome environmental ally’
- Mar 31, 2015 - 12:14:52 PM
Save The Bahamas (STB) today publicly congratulated U.S. ambassador nominee to The Bahamas,
Cassandra Q. Butts, for her declared commitment to helping preserve the
environment of The Bahamas and pledging the organization’s support working with
her on issues ranging from pollution at Clifton Bay to expansion of marine
During her confirmation hearing before the U.S.
Senate last week, the attorney and former White House policy advisor said: “If
confirmed, I will work to assist The Bahamas in protecting and preserving for
future generations the incredible natural beauty that makes it the vacation
destination of choice for so many people...
Bahamian-American aerospace engineer to be honoured by AKA chapter of Nassau
- Mar 27, 2015 - 1:41:04 PM
Bowe, a Bahamian-American aerospace engineer who is the recipient of the 2015
US Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Star” award, will be visiting Nassau,
the keynote speaker for the Eta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Honours
Day Scholarship Program being held on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Ms. Bowe stated, “Nassau holds a special place in my heart,
and I am honored to be invited to speak to the scholars at the Eta Psi Omega
chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. annual Honours Day event”.
only 29 years old, Aisha serves as the CEO and co-founder of STEMBoard, a
technology solutions company that is also...
CCE Open Letter to PM Christie: Our Shared Agenda for Equality in the Bahamas
- Mar 27, 2015 - 12:31:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Citizens for Constitutional
Equality hosted an event on March 26th with guest speaker Sir Arthur
Foulkes. CCE has issued the following statement along with
an Open Letter to the Prime Minister:
Activists demand opportunity to decide on equality for The Bahamas
“The people of the Bahamas deserve the opportunity to decide. No, we
demand the opportunity to decide, and we call on the government to demonstrate
its stated conviction by passing the referendum bills through Parliament;
setting a specific date for the referendum before the end of the year, and
allowing sufficient time (at least 4 to 6-months) from the date of the announcement
for intense preparation.” - Citizens for Constitutional Equality
BTC Responds to URCA findings on BTC 2014 Outage
- Mar 26, 2015 - 12:46:02 PM
Following their network outage on March
22nd 2014, The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) proved
sensitive to their customers’ frustrations and acted quickly to apologize for
service disruption and promptly awarded financial compensation to customers
As the Utilities Regulation and
Competition Authority (URCA) launched an investigation, BTC also lost no time
on their own investigation to determine the root cause of a system outage that
left telecommunications customers impacted.
During the course of BTC’s investigation
it was determined that the outage was due solely to a failure in BTCs back-up