||Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016 - 12:57:24 AM
Bahamas' Selvinique Wright to vie for Miss Grand International
- Sep 28, 2016 - 11:59:45 PM
24-yr-old Selvinique Wright will be representing The Bahamas at Miss
Grand International 2016 this upcoming October in Las Vegas, USA.
model, whose goal is to become a police officer has been appointed as
Miss Grand Bahamas 2016. She plans to continue her studies in psychology
and sociology while continuing to mentor young ladies who may be
struggling with self discovery, purpose and hopefulness...
17 civil society and private sector organizations join forces to demand ‘true’ Freedom of Information Act
- Sep 28, 2016 - 11:56:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — In response to The Bahamas Government’s recent
announcement that a final version of the long-anticipated Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2015 will soon be tabled in Parliament, 17 groups
representing diverse interests have come together in a single voice to
demand, what they are calling, a ‘true’ FOIA.
The civil society
and private industry organizations are participating in a broad-based
campaign aimed at ensuring Government include commonly agreed
recommendations proposed by the groups to strengthen the Freedom of
Information Act. They are mobilizing to engage and educate the public
about the importance of the legislation and its timely passage...
Organizers of Underwater Wedding Event announce Change of Date and Bridal Competition
- Sep 28, 2016 - 4:47:45 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The organizers of the world record-breaking underwater
wedding event, In Deep Love Bahamas, have announced that the event will
now take place on Thursday, 15th June 2017, surrounded by a week of
exciting and entertaining activities for the bridal couples and their
Previously scheduled for February 2017 around Valentine’s
Day, the organizers and sponsors recognized that June, a traditional
wedding month, also allowed better underwater temperature and
The launch of the event in May heralded the start of
the attempt to break the current Guinness Book of World Record for the
largest number of multiple couple weddings held simultaneously
BAMSI Upgrades Technological Platform
- Sep 26, 2016 - 8:55:35 PM
With the launch of two web-based platforms aimed at strengthening the
Institute’s position as a centre for research, and supporting its
mission to increase community engagement through distance learning,
Executive Director Dr Raveenia Roberts Hanna said the Bahamas
Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) has experienced an
exponential surge to its technology platform with the start of the 2016
The addition of a web portfolio that supports online courses and
distance learning, and the increased holdings of the Institute’s Library
and Information Services through EBSCOhost Research Database has far
reaching implications for the Institute, now entering its third year of
10 Cuban migrants apprehended in The Bahamas
- Sep 24, 2016 - 11:53:32 AM
Coral Harbour Base, 24 SEPT (RBDF) – Ten Cuban migrants are being
detained after they were apprehended in the southern Bahamas by a Royal
Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft on Friday evening.
While on routine
patrol, HMBS L.L. Smith, under the command of Acting Lieutenant
Commander Stephen Rolle, intercepted a sloop two nautical miles off
Anguilla Cay at 6:50 pm. Further search of the vessel discovered Cuban
nationals: 7 males, 3 females, who were then taken aboard the Defence
Rescue at sea by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
- Sep 23, 2016 - 1:54:16 PM
HMBS Coral Harbour - During the early hours of this morning, officials
stationed in Matthew Town, Inagua received a frightened call from a crew
member of a Haitian sailing sloop reporting that their vessel, the
Change Vie had run aground. Efforts were made to locate their exact
position and a rescue mission was launched. The rescue mission
emphasized the close working relationship that has been forged by the
local uniformed branches, Inaguan residents and the US Coast Guard
assigned to that area.
In a joint effort, members from the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, Immigration, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Customs,
US Coast Guard, DEA, DEU and OPBAT personnel, along with local
fisherman pooled their available resources, in a complementary manner
and rescued the nine men onboard who were attempting to reach Inagua to
undergo routine processing...
Cherell Williamson takes the Miss Universe Bahamas crown
- Sep 22, 2016 - 11:24:11 PM
The finale of this year's Miss Universe Bahamas pageant took place on
September 17th and the crown has gone to Cherell Williamson of Nassau.
First runner-up was Chivvaun Smith; second runner-up was Erika Adderley,
and Rokara Hepburn and Crystal Stubbs rounded out the top five.
to the big event Cherell wrote the following on her Facebook
page,"Today is the day that I've been waiting for! Today marks the date
of a stronger more confident Cherell that has learned more things about
herself than she ever thought this pageant would allow all thanks to the
117 Haitian Migrants apprehended off Inagua
- Sep 19, 2016 - 12:21:07 PM
Coral Harbour Base,(RBDF): A total of 117 Haitian migrants were
apprehended in the southern Bahamas early Monday morning by members of
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
While on routine patrol shortly
after midnight, Defence Force patrol craft HMBS L.L. Smith, under the
command of Acting Lieutenant Commander Stephen Rolle, boarded and
searched a 40-ft white cabin cruiser approximately 61 nautical miles
northwest of Matthew Town, Inagua. A thorough search of the vessel
uncovered the migrants consisting of 96 males, 17 females and 4 children
Cuban Migrants apprehended in southern Bahamas
- Sep 17, 2016 - 9:39:33 PM
Coral Harbour Base, (RBDF) – Five Cuban migrants are being detained
after they were apprehended in the southern Bahamas by a Royal Bahamas
Defence Force patrol craft on Saturday morning.
While on routine patrol, HMBS Lignum Vitae, under the command of Senior
Lieutenant Bertram Bowleg, intercepted a 10-ft wooden sloop several
miles southeast of Cay Lobos in the southern Bahamas. Further search of
the vessel discovered five Cuban nationals, who were then taken aboard
the Defence Force craft...
"Parliament must not trample over territory of the courts"
- Sep 15, 2016 - 4:58:28 PM
Outspoken Queen's Counsel Fred Smith is warning that the Privileges
Committee will do serious damage to the administration of justice and
the rule of law in The Bahamas is it uses hearings scheduled for later
this month to air matters currently under consideration by the courts.
group Save The Bays (STB), for which Smith serves as legal director,
has launched several court cases which are to be the focus of the
hearings, and he thanked other eminent legal minds who have come out in
defense of the 'sub judice' rule, which says that matters under judicial
consideration cannot be discussed publicly...
Bahamas Ambassador Joudi Receives Official Instruments of Appointment
- Sep 15, 2016 - 1:40:30 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - In a ceremony at Government
House Her Excellency the Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling
presented Mr. Tony S. Joudi his Instruments of Appointment as
Non-Resident Ambassador designate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to
the State of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In his address
to attendees, Prime Minster the Right Honourable Perry G. Christie
spoke of the many attributes of the newly installed Ambassador and of
his high expectations of the businessman...
MSC Cruises announces grand opening of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in The Bahamas
- Sep 15, 2016 - 12:43:22 PM
Geneva, Switzerland – MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest
privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America
and South Africa, announced today that Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve will
now open in October 2018.
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman
of MSC Cruises, commented: “As we sat out to finalise construction
plans for this one-of-a-kind destination, we realised that to ensure the
level of quality and attention to details in both infrastructure and
services that our guests have rightfully come to expect from MSC
"Fears that parliamentary committee will defy court order"
- Sep 14, 2016 - 1:08:19 PM
(Statement) Environmental group Save The Bays (STB) is
expressing grave concern over the decision to move forward with hearings
before the Parliamentary Privileges Committee following the landmark
Supreme Court decision vindicating their right to privacy.
chairman Joseph Darville said the group fears the hearings will be used
to broadcast further private information belonging to its members,
despite the fact that the Supreme Court has ruled such disclosures
unconstitutional and fined Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald
$150,000 for an earlier breach...
URCA: Consultation on BTC’s amended Reference Access and Interconnection Offer
- Sep 13, 2016 - 11:49:38 AM
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (“URCA”) issues
this Notice in accordance with section 11 of the Communications Act,
2009. Further to URCA’s Final Determination (ECS 19/2016) on the
required changes to BTC’s Reference Access and Interconnection Offer
(RAIO), BTC submitted its amended RAIO to URCA for its review and final
approval. The amended RAIO can be downloaded from URCA’s website at
http://www.urcabahamas.bs/download/030674000.pdf. URCA invites and
welcomes written comments from interested parties regarding the
amendments set out in the revised BTC RAIO.
Bahamas mourns the loss of two veteran educators, Mrs. Juliet Barnwell and Mrs. Darnell Adderley
- Sep 13, 2016 - 10:09:11 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
expresses sincere condolences to the families of Mrs. Juliet Barnwell
and Mrs. Darnell Adderley.
Mrs. Barnwell was a veteran educator
who came from a lineage of patriotic Bahamians who were nationalists in
the truest sense. Both of her parents, Mr. Claudius Walker and Mrs.
Mable Walker have schools named in their honour and Mrs. Juliet Barnwell
continued her parents’ legacy of nationalism...
Bahamas-based Sterling Global Financial Finances Land Assembly for Major Redevelopment in Metropolitan Boston
- Sep 13, 2016 - 9:38:09 AM
Sterling Global Financial, an integrated banking and financial services
provider with more than US$9 billion in assets under administration and
operations in The Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, revealed today that
one of its funds has provided bridge financing for the land assembly of a
major redevelopment that will dramatically transform a South Boston
Called Washington Village, the project is one of the
largest undertaken by Sterling’s award-winning Sterling Mortgage Income
Fund (SMIF), formerly New Providence Income Fund (NPIF). The Washington
Village project is generating buzz in a New England city which is
welcoming it to both ease a housing crunch...
Defence Force Marine rescued after falling overboard
- Sep 12, 2016 - 10:10:53 PM
Coral Harbour Base, 12 SEPT. ‘16 (RBDF) - During the early morning
hours on Sunday, Marine Seaman Neville Dorsette was rescued by fishermen
in the vicinity of Coral Island, Nassau near Arawak Cay, after
reportedly falling overboard from HMBS ROLLY GRAY.
eventually turned over to Defence Force personnel who transported him by
ambulance to Doctors Hospital for a medical evaluation. Following brief
observations, Marine Seaman Dorsette was released and is now with
friends and family.
Undocumented Cuban and Haitian Nationals Apprehended in The Bahamas
- Sep 9, 2016 - 1:56:17 AM
Coral Harbour Base, 08 SEPT - The Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol
craft, Her Majesty's Bahamian Ship Arthur Dion Hanna, under the command
of Acting Lieutenant Commander Berne Wright, apprehended a total of 21
undocumented Cuban nationals in the southern and western Bahamas on two
separate occasions within 24 hours.
Shortly after 11:00 am
Tuesday morning, 4 Cuban nationals were found on Cay Lobos on the
southern border of the Great Bahama Bank approximately 12 miles north of
Cuba. The second group of undocumented Cuban nationals consisting of 17
persons were found on Anguilla Cay in the Cay Sal Bank area
approximately 150 miles southeast of Key West Florida shortly after 7:00
am early Wednesday morning.
Bahamas Government Releases Mosquito Fogging Schedule & Public Assistance Notice
- Sep 8, 2016 - 11:44:24 PM
The Department of Environmental Health Services
advises that Zika disease has been reported in New Providence. In
addition to working in partnership with its stakeholders and
implementing educational and treatment applications, further efforts are
being made to assist the public in controlling breeding sources of the
Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the carrier of the disease.
The public is hereby informed that The Department of Environmental
Health Services (D.E.H.S) has put in place a public assistance programme
to help in getting rid of all water holding containers where this
Bahamian Cargo Airline to spur more economic growth by increasing the circulation of goods throughout the Bahamas
- Sep 8, 2016 - 7:33:50 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Junkanoo Air, a Bahamian-owned cargo
airline, is now providing air cargo transport services between the US
(primarily South Florida), the Bahamas and surrounding countries
(including Turks and Caicos, Haiti, Cuba, etc.). Junkanoo Air is
authorized by the Department of Civil Aviation (Bahamas) and the Federal
Aviation Authority (US) to operate commercially.
Christopher King, President of Junkanoo Air, has been an airline pilot
for over ten years, and launched the airline when he realized that a
need in the air cargo sector wasn't being met sufficiently. Captain King
wanted to create air cargo solutions that would accommodate businesses’
and consumers’ needs ...