Sale of British Colonial Hilton Signals More Jobs for Bahamians
- Oct 30, 2014 - 5:43:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - China State Construction Engineering
Corporation has signed an agreement for the purchase and redevelopment of the
Nassau British Colonial Hilton Hotel and adjacent property. The deal was sealed
during an official ceremony held in the foyer of the hotel on Friday, October
24. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie was in attendance for the
occasion. He said that the event signified an objective that the government has
been pursuing for several years.
“My Government’s objective has been not only to secure a
qualified buyer to upgrade and operate the Hilton Hotel, but one with the means
to proceed forthwith to develop the vacant property to its fullest potential
for the greatest economic benefit to both the investors and the local economy,”
said Prime Minister Christie...
Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse Hold Demonstration at Rawson Square
- Oct 30, 2014 - 3:39:54 PM
Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse held a demonstration for
child protection on Monday, October 27 in Rawson Square, making a
national call to action. The action was prompted by the October 20, 2014
sentencing of Kendrick Rolle to 5 years in prison for the rape of a 6
year old girl. Members of BASV&CA chanted, "5 years is not enough.
Magistrates, toughen up."
A representative of BASV&CA made
unsuccessful attempts to contact case prosecutor Basil Cumberbatch last
week. An email was since sent to Mr. Cumberbatch, inquiring about his
position on seeking an appeal. The group asserts that the sentence is
too short, particularly given that Mr. Rolle is a repeat offender. He
was fined in 2001 for indecent assault...
Automated Passport Control is Landing at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport
- Oct 26, 2014 - 1:16:02 PM
YVR's BorderXpress self-serve kiosks will speed up U.S. customs pre-clearance beginning in February
The Bahamas - Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) today
announced its purchase of 20 Automated Passport Control (APC) self-serve
kiosks to safely expedite the customs process for eligible passengers
departing its U.S. pre-clearance facility and improve the overall
APC kiosks will be available at NAS
beginning in February 2015, making it only the second international
airport with U.S. pre-clearance facilities to offer this technology...
Bahamian Students Urged to Stand Up For Their Rights
- Oct 24, 2014 - 2:20:21 PM
tells packed COB lecture hall that lack of government transparency threatens
access to justice in The Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas –
Local Local attorney Dawson Malone challenged College of The Bahamas (COB)
students to stand up for their rights and join the nationwide groundswell of
support for the swift passage of a Freedom of Information Act.
Malone, attorney for pioneer social and environmental
advocacy movement Save The Bays (STB), addressed a capacity crowd at COB’s
Harry C. Moore Library Wednesday during the first installment of the “Our Right
to Know” lecture series. Other presenters included retired Justice Jeanne
Thompson and assistant professor Lisa Benjamin.
New Bahamas Research Gives Insight Into Teen Aggression In Relationships
- Oct 24, 2014 - 2:49:28 AM
Girls are more likely
than boys to be aggressive in their intimate relationships with the
opposite sex, according to new research published in the International
Journal of Bahamian Studies (IJBS) Volume 20(1), The College of The
Bahamas’ online research journal.
The groundbreaking study gives
insight into how teenagers view their roles in relationships with
significant others and is based on the results of a survey more than
1,000 10th and 12th grade students in eight schools in New Providence
completed. The College of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Crisis Centre
collaborated on the research.
Baha Mar Eco-Reef Attracts Renewed Marine Life
- Oct 23, 2014 - 2:38:49 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Parrotfish,
sea urchins, sponges and coral are
flourishing in the crystal-clear waters off the $3.5 billion Baha Mar
resort, as the luxury destination has completed the installation of more
than 300 eco-coral antlers to enhance its artificial reef experience.
to encourage coral and marine life at Baha Mar began in April 2014,
when Baha Mar’s environmental team began the installation of coral
and 48 reef balls on the seabed. The installation wrapped up in mid-July, when the final coral antlers were placed...
Save the Bays and C.O.B. to host “Our Right to Know”
- Oct 17, 2014 - 2:13:18 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Save
The Bays (STB) and the College of The Bahamas have announced a two-year
partnership to raise awareness of the vital importance of citizens rights and
government transparency through a series of lectures and panel discussions.
first in the “Our Right to Know” series will be held on Wednesday, October 22
in the Harry C. Moore Library from 6 - 8:30pm. It will focus on the urgent need
for a freedom of information act in The Bahamas. The Bahamas National Trust,
BREEF and re Earth have also agreed to be sponsors of the lecture series...
BTC MPLS Enterprise Push and IP TV
- Oct 14, 2014 - 11:00:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - BTC CEO Leon Williams has
announced that the roll out of business enterprise solution
Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Internet Protocol Television
(IPTV), will be mid-2015.
The announcement was made at the recent
business meet and greet Chamber of Commerce event where Mr. Williams
addressed executive attendees. BTC is a member of the Chamber and one of
the sponsors of the event where Carnival CEO Arnold Donald was the
visiting guest speaker.
In his remarks, Mr. Williams gave Next Generation Network (NGN) progress updates.
U.S. Embassy (Bahamas) Closure in Observance of U.S. Columbus Day Holiday
- Oct 11, 2014 - 1:50:53 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - In observance of both the
U.S. Columbus Day and The Bahamas’ National Heroes Day holidays, the
United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014. Please
be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on
Tuesday, October 14 at 8:00 a.m.
For any emergencies involving
U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the
U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
Bahamas Commissioner of Correctional Services statement on death of inmate Forrester Bowe
- Oct 10, 2014 - 3:59:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
At about 6:50 a.m. today, Friday 10th October, 2014 sentenced inmate
Forrester Bowe was found in his cell unresponsive to roll call. The
Department’s Medical Officer was called, and after an examination inmate
Bowe was pronounced dead at 7:45 a.m.
The matter was turned over to the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Coroner for investigation.
Commonwealth Secretary General Addresses Youth Empowerment During Bahamas Visit
- Oct 9, 2014 - 5:31:01 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
youth of the Commonwealth – citizens between the ages of 15 and 29 – are
three times more likely than their older counterparts to be unemployed,
leaving these countries vulnerable to social and political instability,
according to Commonwealth Secretary General His Excellence Karmalesh
Mr. Sharma was the distinguished lecturer addressing
emerging leaders at The College of The Bahamas and members of the
College community recently on “Youth Leaders In The Commonwealth”.
Sixty percent of the Commonwealth’s two billion citizens are age 29 and under...
Hundreds expected for massive Freedom of Information block party October 25
- Oct 8, 2014 - 3:54:06 PM
A massive downtown
Nassau street party aimed at creating an urgent call for transparency in
government transactions is expected to draw a capacity crowd Saturday,
Set for Charlotte Street South from 3 to 8 pm, the
block party with a cause is part of an increasingly vocal campaign for a
Freedom of Information Act. It is being organized by Save The Bays in
partnership with a combination of diverse business and civic groups
including the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation,
Citizens for a Better Bahamas and the Coalition for Responsible Taxation
with numerous sponsors including Van Breugel’s Restaurant, Bristol Wine
& Spirits and Sands.
Global Billionaires to visit Bahamas for Commonwealth Economic Yearly Summit
- Oct 4, 2014 - 11:00:54 PM
The Commonwealth Economic Yearly Summit
(CEYS) is an International/Global Conference that takes place every
year, and this year it comes to the sunny isles of The Bahamas. The
event will be held at the Grand Ballroom Atlantis Paradise Island,
November 20th and 21st 2014.
This premier event attracts
billionaires and major leaders of Industries across the global spectrum
who convene at a round table to discuss economics as it relates to
financial tenacity and resolutions towards the establishment of a
strategic framework. The event will also provide the opportunity for
the delegates to share experiences, perspectives and insight, and create
opportunities for networking and socializing...
United Nations Development Program representative hails BREEF's innovation in conservation
- Oct 1, 2014 - 4:13:55 PM
BREEF’s Sir Nicholas
Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden, the eco-friendly underwater museum
to be deployed off the western tip of New Providence, was praised for
their proactive approach to climate change concerns and marine
conservation by a representative of the Global Environmental Facility
Small Grants Program established by the United Nations Development
“The Bahamas is a Small Island Developing State that is
vulnerable to climate change that may result in the loss of marine
biodiversity. The coral reef sculpture garden is both timely and
adequate to enhance the resilience of The Bahamas to the negative
effects of climate change,” noted Deon Stewart, GEF SGP Bahamas national
Bahamas to Host Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) Conference
- Oct 1, 2014 - 1:30:42 PM
The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) in
conjunction with the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CCWA)
will be hosting the above-mentioned Conference at Atlantis, Paradise
Island during the period 6-10 October, 2014. Please see the Schedule of
Events (attached) for the Conference which features Technical Sessions,
Workshops and Seminars, an Opening Ceremony, and an Awards Banquet.
Opening Ceremony, will take place on
October 6th and The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone
Christie, PM, the Hon. Philip Davis, DPM and Minister of Works &
Urban Development, as well as Cabinet Ministers from the Bahamas and the
Region are expected to be in attendance...
Popular John Maxwell's 'Learn to Lead' Bahamas Premiere and Impact on COBUS
- Sep 30, 2014 - 9:46:21 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Sapientia Global Solutions
(SGS, a Bahamian management and leadership group will premiere a truly
unique Dr. John C. Maxwell L2: Learn to Lead live global leadership
simulcast and sponsor (10) ten College of The Bahamas Union of Students
(COBUS) to attend their newly licensed live simulcast coming on Friday,
October 10, 2014, hosted by John C. Maxwell Certified Coaches Sandra
Smith and Leabner Forbes at Super Clubs Breezes, West Bay Street, Cable
Beach starting at 7:30 am. Guests and locals can connect in the
SeaBreeze Ballroom during a half day live streaming premiere event with a
dynamic line-up of expert speakers to succeed as future community
“This local opportunity, particularly for our sponsored
youth and future leaders will demonstrate a shared L2: Learn to Lead
experience among participants worldwide while adding value to local
Bahamian communities, ” said Sandra Smith, Managing Director of SGS.
Bahamas Carnival Road Fever Costume Expo Launch this Saturday
- Sep 26, 2014 - 3:37:53 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - As
the excitement builds around the anticipated Bahamas Carnival, scheduled
May 7th- 9th, 2015, The Bahamas Festival Commission will host the Road
Fever Expo on Saturday, 27, September, 2014 at The Melia Resort from
noon to 6pm.
The expo will feature twenty-six of the Road Fever
Companies that will showcase samples of their costumes. Attendees and
participants will have the opportunity to view the costumes, meet the
Road Fever Company members, choose a costume, register with a Road Fever
Company, and enter to win hourly costume giveaways.
Dames, CEO,BNFC said, “Road Fever is the event that will conclude the
Bahamas Carnival Festival. It is the main masquerade...
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Addresses Official Opening of the Northern Bahamas Disaster Conference Supported by USNORTHCOM
- Sep 25, 2014 - 4:14:18 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Tuesday, September
23, Acting Prime Minister Philip Davis, United States Chargè d’Affaires
a.i. Lisa Johnson, and Director of the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) Captain Stephen Russell along with other senior U.S. and
Bahamian government officials, participated in the official opening of
the North and Central Bahamas Disaster Conference held at the Melia
Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau.
The conference is the fourth in an
ongoing series of conferences sponsored by the United States Northern
Command (USNORTHCOM) for island administrators and disaster relief
personnel in The Bahamas...
Baha Mar installs over 300 coral antlers as part of their eco-reef experience
- Sep 23, 2014 - 4:36:42 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The marine environment at Baha Mar continues
to flourish, with the introduction of more than 300 coral antlers to the $3.5 billion resort’s eco-reef experience.
eco-friendly coral antlers were installed in July, adding to the
artificial eco-reef experience at Baha Mar. Before the antlers were
volunteers from Baha Mar assembled each 55lb antler by hand. The
installation of 48 reef balls and 320 coral antlers began in April 2014
by Baha Mar’s environmental team.
reef balls and coral antlers were designed to complement each other by
creating optimal conditions for coral and marine life just feet away
the shoreline at the luxury Bahamas resort. Reef balls provide
Baha Mar makes Donation to The Nature Conservancy to Support Coral Restoration
- Sep 22, 2014 - 2:54:26 PM
Baha Mar Ltd., has made a
generous donation to support The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Bahamas Coral Conservation
project which will be used to expand coral nurseries and restore reefs in waters
surrounding New Providence, Bahamas.
The Caribbean contains some of the world’s richest marine biodiversity,
harboring 10% of the world’s coral reefs, 1,400 species of fish and marine
mammals and mile after mile of mangrove forests. Caribbean lives and
livelihoods directly depend upon healthy marine and coastal resources. In the
past decade there has been significant loss of these important habitats.