Statement from Nassau Flight Services With Respect to Terminations
- Mar 27, 2015 - 3:34:55 PM
Additionally, the public is advised that
the Union referred the termination to the Department of Labor for conciliation...
The Bahamian public is informed that the
management of Nassau Flight Services (NFS) has denied allegations made by the Airport
Airline and Allied Workers Union (AAAWU) that the services of 5 employees were
terminated for refusal to work overtime. The public should know that while the company
does not wish to delve into the facts surrounding the employees’ termination,
as they are the subject of legal review, and providing details on the matter
may prejudice that process, it is important to state emphatically that the termination
issues relate to aviation safety.
U.S. Embassy Grants $25,000 to Bahamas Association for Social Health to Combat Substance Abuse
- Mar 27, 2015 - 9:46:58 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Tuesday, March 24, the
U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
Section awarded the Bahamas Association for Social Health (BASH) a
$25,000 grant to implement an anti-drug media campaign targeting at-risk
populations in The Bahamas. BASH submitted the winning proposal for an
openly-competed small grant competition. The grant was awarded at
BASH’s residential substance treatment center and headquarters by Susan
Snyder, the Deputy Director for Western Hemisphere Programs in the State
Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
“INL looks forward to continued collaboration and
cooperation with BASH to achieve our shared goals,” Ms. Snyder told BASH
Executive Director Terry Miller and BASH Director of Treatment Services
Lowena West at the award presentation...
U.S. Embassy presents Royal Bahamas Police Force with State-of-the-Art Interceptor Vessel to Bolster Maritime Security
- Mar 27, 2015 - 3:51:14 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Monday, March 23, U.S.
Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson, accompanied by the Bureau of
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement’s Deputy Director for
Western Hemisphere Programs Susan Snyder and other senior U.S.
Government officials, participated in a formal handover ceremony of a
state-of-the-art, fully-equipped 41’ Apostle Interceptor police vessel
to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) at the Marine Support Services
Branch on Bay Street. The Bahamas Government delegation was led by
Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage, Permanent Secretary
in the Ministry of National Security Carl Smith and Acting Police
Commissioner Anthony Ferguson.
This latest donation by the United
States Embassy valued at more than $668,000 will increase the
operational capacity of the RBPF to participate in interdiction
operations under Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT)...
St Andrew’s School Launches Groundbreaking Pilot Digital Literacy Programme
- Mar 25, 2015 - 2:36:23 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - St Andrew’s School, The
International School of The Bahamas, has introduced a pilot Digital
Literacy programme for Year 6 students by bringing 45 Chromebook laptops
and the ‘Google for Education’ suite of apps, books and videos to the
software, which is free to schools, allows users to create, share and
edit files in real time, thus greatly increasing productivity as well as
interaction and collaboration between students and teachers. Each user
receives a Gmail account, and projects are automatically saved on a
Cloud for safety and easy access at any time from any computer, tablet
Phillip Vasyli, Australian podiatrist, stabbed to death in Bahamas
- Mar 25, 2015 - 8:14:26 AM
(Associated Press) — Authorities in the Bahamas
said Tuesday that they have detained the wife of a well-known
podiatrist from Australia who was found stabbed to death at the couple's
died in the wealthy Old Fort Bay community on New Providence Island
after being stabbed once in the chest, police spokesman Stephen Dean
said in an interview. He said no one has been charged and that police
are still investigating a possible motive...
Bahamian Attorney Participates in U.S. State Department Exchange Focused on Children in the U.S. Justice System
- Mar 18, 2015 - 11:42:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Monday, March 16, youth activist, policy adviser and Bahamian attorney Tavarrie Smith
a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss his
recent participation in the U.S. State Department sponsored
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)
focused on “Children in the U.S. Justice System.” Mr. Smith, an
attorney at Messrs. Bostwick & Bostwick Law Chambers, participated
in the professional exchange held in the United States from January 26 –
February 6, 2015. Designed for juvenile judges, youth
and child rights lawyers, social workers, child justice workers and
Hague convention central authorities’ officers, the program examined the
U.S. experience of children in the American justice system and the
various agencies and services that work with juveniles.
Transformation Project Launched at COB
- Mar 6, 2015 - 2:15:04 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The government is
moving full steam ahead with its plan to transform the College of The
Bahamas (COB) into a full-service university. During a ceremony held on
the evening of Wednesday, March 4 at the school’s Harry C. Moore Library
and Information Centre, Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
stated that the college has to be ‘transformed’ in order to prepare the
country for the next generation. He said that with COB gaining
university status, Bahamian students would have more options for
“The transition to university status will
mean that Bahamians will have the opportunity to pursue graduate as well
as doctoral degree programs at the University of The Bahamas,” said Mr. Christie...
World Day of Prayer services for Nassau, Bahamas
- Mar 6, 2015 - 3:14:14 AM
World Day of Prayer will take place on March 6th, 2015, and this year focuses on The Bahamas. If
you are planning to be in New Providence, The Bahamas, for the World
Day of Prayer celebrations, here is the schedule of the activities. All
Tuesday, March 3, 9 am - Children’s Services at Baptist Schools
March 5, 7 am - Worship Service to welcome the beginning of World Day
of Prayer in the earth, as the day begins at the International Date
Line, seventeen hours before it begins...
’72 Munich Massacre Survivor to Speak in Nassau
- Mar 5, 2015 - 9:57:18 PM
A survivor of the first reported terrorist
attack is coming to share his story with The Bahamas. The lecture will
take place at the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort on March 10, 2015 at 6 p.m.
event is being organized by the Nassau Jewish Community as part of a
community outreach effort with the sponsorship of The Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture; Colina Insurance Limited; Andbank; Union Bancaire
Privée and Restaurants Bahamas Ltd.
The speaker, Dan Alon will tell the harrowing tale of how he survived the Munich Massacre during the 1972 games...
$16 Million COB Transformation Project Launched - Builds Foundation for University of The Bahamas
- Mar 5, 2015 - 6:45:51 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS – Aimed at strengthening the institution in key areas that will undergird the future University of
The Bahamas, The College of The Bahamas Transformation Project was launched on Wednesday, March 4th during a special ceremony held at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre.
project is the direct result of a USD$16.18 million loan that the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is extending
to the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The loan is to
fund specific capacity-building initiatives at The College as it
advances in its university transition...
Bahamas Aviation Academy to take flight
- Mar 3, 2015 - 11:37:32 PM
Aviation's Bahamas Aviation Academy and the Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI) are proud to announce the historic launch of the only
comprehensive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Flight
Training course offering in The Bahamas.
fulfillment of its mission, "To provide opportunities that enable
individuals to be globally competitive and economically independent," recognized
the benefit of partnering with Beach Aviation to train the next generation of
private and commercial pilots in The Bahamas.
The historic partnership will provide students the opportunity to be
trained in a myriad of FAA approved courses while remaining in Nassau...
Lyford Cay Foundation grants $19,000 to increase early childhood literacy
- Feb 26, 2015 - 10:11:43 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Lyford Cay Foundation,
Inc. continues to illustrate its commitment to supporting community
initiatives that enrich learning opportunities across The Bahamas.
Recently, the Foundation granted $19,000 to the Brighter Bahamas
Foundation to help more Bahamians understand the importance of literacy,
and the importance of reading to children starting at birth.
Brighter Bahamas Foundation is a new promising, nonprofit with a
mission of improving the lives of all Bahamians by encouraging reading
from a young age and ensuring universal access to children’s literature...
Munich Games Terror Survivor to Appear in Nassau
- Feb 24, 2015 - 2:14:44 PM
shattered the air, hostages were taken, the world turned upside down in
an instant that forever taught people everywhere that terror knew no
rules, not even the Olympics
was safe from hate.
for one man, Dan Alon, an athlete who had dreams of returning with
medals in his sport of fencing and returned with coffins of his
teammates instead, the 1972 Munich Massacre as
it came to be called was not the end, but the beginning of a journey.
that journey will take him to Nassau where Alon will share his story
and the lessons learned during a presentation...
Airport Efficiency, Clean Terminals and Staff Courtesy Boost Final Quarter ASQ Scores for LPIA
- Feb 22, 2015 - 12:35:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Wait times matter for passengers travelling through Lynden Pindling
International Airport. In fact, new airport survey results indicate
increased scores based on the time it takes passengers to move through
the terminal on arrival and departure.
In the final quarter of
2014, LPIA scores on Waiting Time In the Check-in Queue increased from
4.07 to 4.37, Waiting Time at Security Inspection climbed from 4.04 to
4.25, Passport/Personal ID Inspection went from 4.03 to 4.19 and up over
Q3 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) results...
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre to rename Phase 1, “Drella’s Dream”
- Feb 18, 2015 - 1:29:27 AM
To dream the impossible dream is precisely what the late Adrella Gibson
did, when she proposed the creation of therapeutic environments throughout the
grounds of the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre compound.
Nursing Officer Gibson was adamant that the clients’ clinical experience
should be complemented by the outdoors. Ms. Gibson was one
of the Bahamas’ most decorated and qualified Psychiatric Nurses. She provided a blue print that guided the
process for developing the areas even after her death on August 12th
Embassy Closure in Observance of the U.S. Presidents’ Day Holiday
- Feb 15, 2015 - 10:55:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
The United States Embassy will be closed
on Monday, February 16 in observance of the U.S. Presidents’ Day
holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business
operations on Tuesday, February 17 at 8:00 a.m.
emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens
Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone:
Newest BTC Franchise Store Opens at College of The Bahamas
- Feb 15, 2015 - 8:27:12 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Chapter One Bookstore at
The College of The Bahamas is the location of the newest Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC) retail store, but the franchise
operation signifies more than a mere business opportunity, it symbolizes
the kind of partnerships that The College continues to cultivate in its
BTC, which is supporting student
scholarships at The College, is one of the first contributors to the
University of The Bahamas Endowment Fund - a special vehicle for private
giving to the future University of The Bahamas - is a loyal proponent
of higher education and, specifically, The College. Its $250,000 gift to
The College in support of student scholarships and philanthropy is
Caribbean Pavement Solutions Meets With Prime Minister
- Feb 15, 2015 - 11:13:30 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Executives of Bahamas Striping Group of
Companies and Prime Minister Perry Christie dialogued Friday (Feb. 6) on
a proposed $50 million private-public partnership which will have a
profound impact on the nation's ageing infrastructure.
pleased when Mr Christie expressed an interest in meeting with us to
discuss our company's growth and development plans," said the group's
president Atario Mitchell...
Harold Road Landfill update: Friday, Feb 13th
- Feb 13, 2015 - 5:01:47 PM
Bahamas - Renew Bahamas covered the final area of the landfill with
fill today, which was producing large amounts of smoke from the massive
fire that occurred at the site three weeks ago.
company will continue to cover some remaining minor pockets of smoke,
but is satisfied that the entire 17 acres has now largely been capped
with a first layer of fill material.The company will further continue to
monitor the entire area over the coming days and weeks to ensure that
any reappearance of pockets of smoke are rapidly dealt with...
Former Governor General to speak on equal rights and the Bahamian constitution
- Mar 25, 2015 - 9:07:22 PM
The public is invited to hear former
Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes speak about gender equality and the
drafting of the Bahamian constitution at a public forum hosted by
Citizens for Constitutional Equality (CCE). The free event, “Who Framed
the Constitution and What Were They Thinking?” will be held on Thursday,
March 26, 2015, 7pm at the Parish Hall of Holy Cross Anglican Church.
a participant in the 1972 Bahamas Independence Constitution Conference
Sir Arthur has a unique historical perspective on the framing of the
citizenship provisions in the Bahamian constitution. At the event, Sir
Arthur will share his reflections on the drafting of the constitution
and the rationale behind introducing provisions which were not gender
neutral, despite the significant global efforts to advance women's
rights during that time...