||Last Updated: Oct 22, 2016 - 11:00:33 AM
Lenny Kravitz oversees second free dental medical mission in Eleuthera
- Oct 22, 2016 - 11:03:14 AM
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - The GLO Good Foundation and Lenny Kravitz's Let
Love Rule Foundation have teamed up in Eleuthera "for the second time to
provide oral health care, education, and tools to adults and children
in need, giving them the gift of a healthy smile," says the GLO Good
The website also states, "Many Eleutherans lack access to dental care
and are suffering as a result. A team of GLO Good dental professionals
from the USA will provide oral health treatment, tools, and education to
passionate, hardworking Eleutherans in need. The foundation's say that
they aim to provide dental treatment to 100+ adults and children, and
education and tools to hundreds more..."
Sterling Global Financial Renames Award-winning Real Estate Mortgage Fund
- Oct 22, 2016 - 5:37:38 AM
Bahamas-based Sterling Global Financial, a comprehensive real-estate
based financial services wealth management firm with more than $9
billion under administration, announced it has officially renamed its
flagship mortgage income fund.
“New Providence Income Fund (NPIF)
is now the Sterling Mortgage Income Fund (SMIF), reflecting its
expanded portfolio, reach of investments, operations and growth,” said
Sterling Global Financial Chairman & CEO David Kosoy.
Rebuild Bahamas Releases Final Joaquin Report Re-energizes for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts
- Oct 21, 2016 - 5:04:47 PM
With Hurricane Joaquin efforts nearing completion, Rebuild Bahamas today
said, immediately following the lashing of Hurricane Matthew that
impacted tens of thousands of persons and hundreds of businesses in The
Bahamas, it re-engaged stakeholders to assess needs and begin
fund-raising restoration efforts.
“Rebuild Bahamas, a partnership
between the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation
and the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas, flew into action immediately
following the passage of Matthew,” said Edison Sumner, Chamber CEO. “As
soon as planes could get into Andros and Grand Bahama, we had teams on
the ground conducting interviews, photographing damage, checking
businesses that were impacted and we are working on compiling the costs
associated with repairs right now...”
Call for immigration detention reform following UN conference
- Oct 20, 2016 - 4:17:06 PM
GBRHA secretary seeks talks with immigration officials after representing Bahamas
at landmark international workshop in Trinidad
local human rights activist is calling for a review of the country’s
policy of detaining all undocumented migrants following a landmark
regional workshop in Trinidad and Tobago.
The event, hosted by
the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) and the
International Detention Coalition (IDC), focused on identifying laws,
policies and practices that allow persons to reside in a community while
their case is being processed, without being detained for
URCA to commence testing on NewCo’s rollout activities
- Oct 20, 2016 - 12:17:21 PM
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is pleased to
note that in a Press Release issued by NewCo on Friday 30th September
2016, NewCo announced that its first coverage obligations had been met
and invited the public to apply to use NewCo’s services during what
NewCo refers to as its “soft launch” phase.
On June 30th of this
year, following the selection process consistent with the provisions of
the Communications Act 2009 (Comms Act), and upon compliance with the
Government’s license conditions, NewCo was issued both an Individual
Operating Licence (IOL) and an Individual Spectrum Licence (ISL) by
URCA. The IOL authorizes the operation of an electronic communications
network and provision of carriage services...
STB: Nygard defies Supreme Court once again
- Oct 20, 2016 - 9:22:41 AM
(Statement) In the face of two applications to commit him to prison for
contempt, the controversial fashion designer continues to insult the
judiciary and act as if he is above the law
New evidence has
emerged showing that Peter Nygard has once again defied the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, aggressively dredging the seabed off his property
despite having already been accused of contempt for similar actions on
two previous occasions...
Joint scholarship announced between the MoEST and St. Mary's University
- Oct 20, 2016 - 5:39:42 AM
Saint Mary’s University and the Bahamian Ministry of Education are
together thrilled to announce a renewable four year scholarship aimed at
deserving Bahamian Grade 12 public high school students.
only Bahamian scholarship of its type with a Canadian university, it is
equally funded by Saint Mary’s University and The Ministry of Education
of The Bahamas, with each organization providing $12,000 (CAD) per year
for four years for a total value of $96,000 (CAD). The first recipient
will begin classes at the Halifax, Nova Scotia based-university in
September of 2017...
URCA Publishes Draft Consultation Procedures Guidelines For Public Comment
- Oct 19, 2016 - 10:02:09 PM
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) today
published its Draft Consultation Procedure Guidelines (URCA 01/2016)
setting out the manner in which stakeholders in the sectors it regulates
and the community may comment on regulatory and public policy matters
that URCA addresses.
The consultation will be open for comments
until 25 November 2016 during which period comments may be submitted to
URCA. URCA is encouraging the public to share its views the draft
Consultation Procedure Guidelines which will establish the rules under
which URCA engages the community on issues affecting the electronics
communications and electricity sectors...
Bahamian organization teams up with South Florida for Hurricane Matthew Relief
- Oct 18, 2016 - 2:17:44 PM
Boca Raton, FL - Last week,
in a matter of only four days our volunteers in Southeast Florida
collected supplies to fill a 40 foot shipping container to be sent over
to the Bahamas to aid in the relief effort post Hurricane Matthew. They
loaded up tarps, food, thousands of water bottles, 30,000 bars of soap,
building materials/supplies, clothing, chain saw, and many other items.
supplies will be dispersed by
Lend a Hand Bahamas
in conjunction with
the Salvation Army this week. The container was provided by
Mr. Christos Tsavoussis and shipped by Laser Freight to Nassau...
BTC Reports on Hurricane Matthew Restoration
- Oct 17, 2016 - 10:17:55 AM
Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) continues to work feverishly
towards 100% network restoration following Hurricane Matthew.
Leon Williams said, “This is the second time in twelve months that we
are working to restore services as a result of a natural disaster.
However, continued upgrades and advancements mitigated against the
potentially catastrophic impact that we could have received. Our teams
have been fully mobilized since Friday and we are committed to restoring
services to every customer as soon as possible.”
‘Weathering the storm without a lost moment speaks volumes for The Bahamas’
- Oct 17, 2016 - 9:26:50 AM
Saying serious financial services providers can no longer depend on a
single location data relay and storage system, the chairman of Sterling
Global Financial said the company, its real estate funds, investment
vehicles, bank and trust business, never lost a moment of servicing
clients even as winds howled at a reported 145 mph during Hurricane
“We came through the hurricane in excellent condition,” said
David Kosoy, chairman and CEO of the award-winning financial services
entity with $9 billion under administration and offices in The Cayman
Islands and The Bahamas. “The internet was never down during a business
MCR: Strict building codes saves lives, buoyed confident in Bahamas Real Estate Market
- Oct 17, 2016 - 7:25:24 AM
Homes are built better in The Bahamas and that could be a very good thing for the property market.
So says leading real estate broker Mario Carey, president of Better Homes and Gardens MCR Bahamas Group.
Hurricane Matthew pummeled parts of the Caribbean and barreled through
Nassau and Paradise Island last week it was the toughest weather test
the capital experienced in nearly 80 years,” said Carey. “While we did
not get a direct hit, we got winds of up to 145 miles an hour. A storm
surge at high tide at midnight drove sea level up by an unheard of 12-14
Fire Extinguished Onboard HMBS Bahamas While Under Refit
- Oct 16, 2016 - 10:38:51 AM
Her Majesty's Bahamian Ship
Bahamas, one of two sixty metre Defence Force Patrol Craft, experienced
a fire onboard earlier today.
The aft (or rear) section of the
vessel caught afire shortly after noon. The incident took place at
Bradford Marine Shipyard in Freeport, Grand Bahama where HMBS Bahamas is
currently undergoing a major refit by Damen Shipyard Company.
injuries were reported and an assessment will be carried out to
determine the cause of the fire and extent of the damages it sustained...
Dr. Minnis on BPL Restoration Timeline after Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 16, 2016 - 9:12:55 AM
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement asking for a timeline from BPL on an electricity
“Under the most difficult circumstances,
the workers at the Bahamas Power & Light Company (BPL) have been
working extremely hard to restore electricity to all Bahamians on New
Providence. As they work tirelessly to restore power, it is time for
BPL management and the Government to provide the people still struggling
without power with a timeline for the restoration results. From the
beginning, BPL has said that after they completed their assessment of
the damage they would begin working from the largest areas affected to
the smallest areas. This means that BPL and the Government by now
should have an idea of when and where work will be occurring every day
until the work is completed...”
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Port Security Team Makes Drug Bust
- Oct 15, 2016 - 4:46:27 PM
Coral Harbour Base, 14 OCT ‘16 (RBDF) – A total of 13 individuals were
turned over to Police officials by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force Marines after a search uncovered suspected drugs on Friday
Marines attached to the Port Security Department along
with Police Officers conducted a search of the scooter rental holding
area of the Port Department at 1:30pm on Friday. Results of the search
uncovered eight bags of suspected marijuana in the immediate area. As a
result, 8 males and 5 females were taken into custody and handed over to
the Police for further investigation...
More Relief For North Andros Residents
- Oct 14, 2016 - 8:41:53 PM
Coral Habour Base - Defence Force Patrol craft, Her
Majestys Bahamian Ship Madeira, under the command of Senior Lieutenant
William Sturrup left Coral Harbour Base for Morgan’s Bluff on its third
mission to provide much needed relief supplies to North Andros
Supplies included water, dry goods, canned items,
perishables, meats, cooking grills, food warmers, cooking utensils,
pots, coffee makers, tables, charcoal, propane tanks and cleaning
These items will be used to feed hundreds using the
field kitchen provided by the Defence Force's Mobile Base City (MBC)...
Hurricane Relief Supplies off to North Andros
- Oct 12, 2016 - 5:43:59 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The HMBS Lawrence Major left the capital Tuesday,
October 11 with much needed supplies for residents in North Andros, one
of the areas hardest hit by the Category 4 Hurricane Matthew.
The supplies comprised 40 hygiene kits, 36-two burner stoves, and 4 generators will arrive in Lowe Sound on Wednesday.
Deputy Administrator Ivan Ferguson reported that 35 homes were
completely destroyed; 40 received major damages and 100 received minor
damages. Lowe Sound has a population of just about 700.
Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) to open October 17th
- Oct 10, 2016 - 6:30:35 PM
Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) to open October 17th
All staff and faculty of our New Providence and Grand Bahama campuses are to report to work on
Tuesday October 11th
during normal working hours.
Additionally, classes are to resume at both campuses on
Monday October 17th.
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Catholic schools in Nassau and Grand Bahama to remain closed this week
- Oct 10, 2016 - 5:59:03 PM
The Bahamas Catholic Board of Education's Update on School Openings:
Catholic Board of Education (CBE) would like to announce that as a
result of damages from Hurricane Matthew, schools in New Providence and
Grand Bahama will not open this week. It is projected that all CBE
schools in New Providence will open on Monday, October 17, 2016. At this
time no date has bee set for reopening of Mary Star of the Sea, Grand
Bahama. Upon further assessment of damages, a date will be announced or
the reopening of Mary Start of the Sea...
Anglican schools in New Providence, Exuma and Grand Bahama to remain closed until further notice
- Oct 10, 2016 - 3:57:13 PM
The Anglican Central Education Authority wishes to advise that following
initial assessments of our schools in New Providence, Exuma and Grand
Bahama, post Hurricane Matthew, the decision has been made for them to
remain closed until further notice. As such, students and teachers are
to remain at home until our schools are ready for normal operation.
Teachers will be contacted by their administrators through Edline and
media notices informing them when they are to report for duty.
we consider the safety of our children of utmost importance, we are
working tirelessly to return the school campuses to a state of normalcy.
School campuses need to be cleared of all fallen trees, power, cable,
and telephone lines, before structural repairs may be completed.