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Bahamas PM declares Nov. 25th, “A National Day of Thanksgiving & Repentance”
- Nov 22, 2015 - 10:00:04 PM
In the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Joaquin, The Prime Minister of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie has issued a
Proclamation on behalf of the Government and People of The Commonwealth
of The Bahamas declaring Wednesday November 25th 2015 “A National Day
of Thanksgiving & Repentance.”
While many Bahamians in the Southern
Islands of The Bahamas including Acklins, Crooked Island, Rum Cay, Long
Island and San Salvador suffered significant material loss and mental
and emotional anguish, through the mercies of Almighty God, no lives
were lost as a result of Hurricane Joaquin...
Blackbeard's Cay: An open letter to Prime Minister Perry Christie
- Nov 22, 2015 - 3:17:43 PM
Dear Prime Minister Christie,
Save The Bays (STB) hereby indicates
its full support for the call by our civic partner, reEarth, for the immediate
closure of the Blackbeard’s Cay development on Balmoral Island.
The Supreme Court has ruled
emphatically that the facility was constructed in breach of the law and ordered
that it be closed and the marine mammals housed there be removed immediately.
STB therefore considers its continued operation to constitute an affront to the
authority of the judiciary and a blow to respect for the rule of law as
enshrined in the Bahamas Constitution.
The Bahamas Government to Receive $200,000 from IDB For Hurricane
- Nov 19, 2015 - 11:32:18 AM
Government of The Bahamas will receive two-hundred thousand dollars
(USD$200,000.00) from a technical assistance grant issued by the
Inter-American Development Bank’s office based in New Providence.
objective of the Technical Cooperation is to support the Government of
The Bahamas’ efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the
population affected by Hurricane Joaquin. IDB Country Representative,
Florencia Attademo-Hirt stated: “As a development partner..."
Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas Renews Call for Forensic Audit of COB and COB's Finances
- Nov 17, 2015 - 8:47:23 PM
The Union of Tertiary Educators of the Bahamas (UTEB) was very disturbed
by last week’s unfortunate news that the College of The Bahamas had
been hit by yet another alleged incident of employee fraud. Last week’s
matter of alleged fraud is the latest in a series of public incidents
that has caused the Union, on numerous occasions, to call for a forensic
audit of the institution finances.
· In November of 2009, the
past president of UTEB, Ms. Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, wrote the Prime
Minister requesting a forensic audit be carried out.
· In May of
2010 UTEB again made a call for a forensic audit of the College when the
media revealed that COB was in breach of its unrestricted fund
COB Moves to Greatly Improve Financial Administration
- Nov 16, 2015 - 11:59:47 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The College of The Bahamas wishes to inform the public
that great efforts are being made to improve the financial
administration of The College.
· The College will complete the
required Financial Audits to begin drawdowns from the Caribbean
Development Bank loan in January 2016. Initial drawdowns will
prioritize all aspects of “Institutional Strengthening.”
· The College has a Chief Internal Auditor and frequent internal audits are being done across the institution...
BFSB Releases the Names of the Nominees for the 2015 FSI Excellence Awards
- Nov 15, 2015 - 1:15:21 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas Financial Services Board has released the
names of the industry practitioners to be recognised at its upcoming
Awards Gala Dinner on November 20. At that time, the 2015 Recipients in
each category will be announced.
The awards programme was introduced in 2001, as part of an overarching
Financial Centre Focus (FCF) outreach, an integral part of which is the
profiling of the depth and breadth of talent within the financial
Cable Bahamas' facility and infrastructure repairs nearing completion on hurricane-affected islands
- Nov 14, 2015 - 12:35:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Cable Bahamas' efforts to repair facilities and other
infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Joaquin are drawing closer to
completion, Cable Bahamas Vice President of Marketing David Burrows
Over the past month, company technicians have been working to restore
Cable Bahamas' facilities and services in the southern and central
Family Islands and the latest reports from these repair teams show the
majority of the restoration work has been completed, with remaining
repairs to be carried out over the next several days...
RBPF investigating fraud allegation at College of The Bahamas
- Nov 13, 2015 - 7:02:57 PM
BAHAMAS - The College of The Bahamas has asked the Royal Bahamas Police
Force to investigate allegations of fraud by reason of employment by a
clerk at The College of The Bahamas.
receipt of information of the suspected violation, The College
immediately suspended the individual without pay pending further
the relevant authorities and requested a full and thorough
investigation. The College will now let the criminal justice system
take its course...
GBHRA: A great victory for transparency and human rights
- Nov 12, 2015 - 4:05:50 PM
Supreme Court’s decision to open the files on the controversial new immigration
policy is a great victory for transparency and human rights in The Bahamas.
far too long in this country, the inner workings of government have been
carried on behind a veil of secrecy, their rationale and ultimate ends remaining
obscure. The time has now come to shed light on what is done in the public’s
name and we applaud the court for leading the way in this regard...
All-Star Bahamian Manager Heads to Canada to Train Carl's Jr. Employees
- Nov 10, 2015 - 11:47:59 AM
Nushieka Saunders Will Assist with New Store Opening in Calgary
Bahamas - Next week, Carl’s Jr. General Manager, Nushieka Saunders will
brave the cold and head to Alberta, Canada to train employees at a new
franchise outlet in Calgary. Saunders is a member of the restaurant’s
elite group of international All-Star trainers. The company selects
strong managers from within a network of more than 1,100 franchises
worldwide to assist with store openings to ensure consistent brand
standards and operational procedures at new locations.
eleven-year veteran in the local quick-service industry, Saunders has
been a part of the local Carl’s Jr. team since the first location opened...
Schools in Cat Island, San Salvador and Eleuthera Closed Today
- Nov 9, 2015 - 11:19:24 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – 9th November, 2015 – The Ministry of Education, Science and
Technology wishes to advise residents in Cat Island and San Salvador that all schools
in those islands are closed today as Tropical Storm Kate travels through the central
Bahamas. Additionally, schools in Eleuthera will close at noon today.
The Department of Meteorology has issued a
warning and based on the anticipated weather conditions, we are taking
proactive measures to ensure that students, teachers and all school staff are safe
during this time...
Top Models of the World to represent Bahamas Masqueraders, Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Mas Band
- Nov 6, 2015 - 2:01:44 PM
Travel the world, experience new cultures, and expand your wealth with new relationships
On September 2015, the 22nd annual
Top Model of the World
competition took place in El Gouna (Red Sea), Egypt. Over the course of
two weeks 47 women from around the world gather to compete in the
competition managed by the World Beauty Organization.
Top Model of the World
was intense and the women beautiful, but the experiences and bonds created made each participant richer...
GBHRA: Bahamas human rights defenders living in fear
- Nov 6, 2015 - 11:57:50 AM
(Statement) Already harassed, threatened and
intimidated by senior state actors, human rights defenders in The Bahamas are
more fearful than ever following the revelation that the state may be seeking
to silence us by branding one of our number as a criminal.
Last night, Bahamas Minister of
Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell announced on a national news program, that during the interception in
Bahamian waters of a vessel containing undocumented migrants from Haiti, a cell
phone was found containing messages from an unnamed local activist, warning the
migrants that the authorities were about to descend upon them. He said the
phone was turned over to the police...
COB President Smith Heads Delegation
to Washington, D.C. On Working Visit
- Nov 6, 2015 - 1:01:15 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Rodney Smith, President of the College of The
Bahamas (COB), will head a delegation from COB on a working visit to
Washington, D.C. from November 8 - 10, 2015.
Members of the delegation include Ms. Davinia Blair, Vice President
(Interim) of Advancement; Dr. Carlton Watson, Dean, Faculty of Pure and
Applied Science; and Mr. Elgin Smith, Chief Information Officer...
Bahamas Education Ministry travels to Australia
- Nov 5, 2015 - 10:14:12 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Since assuming office as Minister of Education,
Science and Technology in 2012, the Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald embarked
on an initiative to participate in study-visits to countries renowned
for prominent education systems. Leading senior education officials on
the last fact finding and observation trip of countries considered to
have the top education systems, the delegation travelled to the other
side of the world to New Zealand and Australia to meet with education
officials of those neighbouring countries.
Countries previously visited include Finland, Canada, and Singapore, all
considered global education super-powers. Minister Fitzgerald touts
that one of the most comforting take-aways from all of the trips is the
fact that we have more right than wrong...
Bahamas Press Club to Honour Media Pioneers in Black Tie Event
- Nov 3, 2015 - 5:22:13 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – It was a red letter day Tuesday,
November 3, 2015 when executives of The
Bahamas Press Club 2014 announced plans
to honour pioneers in the field of journalism and mass communications in the
During a press conference in the Exuma Room at the British
Colonial Hilton, Anthony Newbold, President of The Press Club deemed it “a Red
Letter day for us – for you and me, and all those news gatherers and reporters
who came and went before us.”
He said, “Today we announce that on Saturday, November 21,
2015 – right here at the Hilton – seven people from our honourable and noble
profession will be rewarded for their selfless contributions to media in The
AMMC Researchers Visit Cat Island to Capture Oral History
- Nov 2, 2015 - 11:35:13 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Last month, Dr. Michael Pateman, Senior Archeologist
at Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) and researcher,
Christopher Davis set out on a mission to document the history and
heritage of Cat Island. The pair took a three-day tour of the island
known for its rich story telling tradition and spoke with local
residents on events from Independence to slavery, major hurricanes to
cultural traditions passed down through generations. The exercise is a
part of the Corporation’s goal of accurately documenting and preserving
Baptist Health International delivers medical supplies to Joaquin victims
- Oct 31, 2015 - 4:23:48 PM
MIAMI, Florida -- Baptist Health International in Miami in conjunction
with the Bahamas Consulate General in Miami recently delivered medical
supplies to islands in the Southern Bahamas devastated by Hurricane
Joaquin. An estimated 5000 people were directly impacted.
most severely affected islands include Crooked Island, Long Island,
Acklins, Rum Cay, and San Salvador. Entrance to these islands became a
challenge due to the major flooding and debris at the airports and
across major streets...
Bahamas Waste Announces Share Buy Back Program Update
- Oct 31, 2015 - 9:16:24 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Board of Directors of Bahamas Waste Limited is
pleased to announce that its initial Share Buy Back Program was a
success with a total of 177,822 shares being bought back over the
period: Oct. 2012 through Oct. 2015, bringing the outstanding number of
issued Ordinary Shares to 4,022,178. The price of BWL shares was $2.31
when the program began and due to the Share Buy Back Program, the value
of the shares has increased by 68% to $3.50. It is the intention of
Bahamas Waste Limited to continue with this program, and a separate
Press Release will be issued in the very near future...