Cable Bahamas updates on cable TV restoration work
- Mar 22, 2017 - 2:20:08 PM
At 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 21st, Cable Bahamas experienced service
issues on its video network. This resulted in multiple channels across
New Providence, Abaco, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera experiencing
intermittent service outages. Technical teams immediately launched
response protocols and began investigations. Multiple vendors were
engaged to assist Cable Bahamas' engineers in troubleshooting the issue.
Due to the malfunction of a major piece of equipment repairs have taken
longer than anticipated.
Early Wednesday morning, March 22nd,
the technical teams were able to begin stabilisation of the network.
During this period, the system restoration suffered a setback and at
this time Cable Bahamas technical teams and vendors are continuing to
work through the issues as we move towards stabilising all TV services...
Nassau doctor warns that ‘Indoor air quality 100 x more potent than outdoor’
- Mar 20, 2017 - 2:01:45 AM
Ten days after a blazing fire erupted at the Harrold Road dump in Nassau
smothering land and air with billowing, acrid black smoke, a leading
physician urged residents displaced by the fire and its aftermath to
stay away as long as they can, or ensure that their homes are hazmat
cleaned and declared safe by independent analysts.
“This is a public health crisis, there is no other way to put it,” said
Dr. Arlington Lightbourne, founder of The Wellness Clinic, Collins
Avenue. “What people are continuing to experience outside depending on
wind direction is very frightening and we may not know the connection
between the fire and chronic diseases that will present in 20 years...
School-to-Work Transition for the Prevention of Child Labor Seminar
- Mar 16, 2017 - 8:03:36 PM
On March 9th and 10th, 2017 The Bahamas Department of Labour and The
Royal Bahamas Police Force in conjunction with the International Labour
Organization (ILO), Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) and The
Government of Brazil hosted a two day seminar on “School-to-Work
Transition for the Prevention of Child Labour” This seminar encompassed
a review of experiences and good practices in the Brazilian
The conference delegation included a six
(6) member team from the Ministry of Labour Brazil, ILO Brazil and
Trinidad, and representatives from various local agencies comprising the
tripartite partnership including The Bahamas Department of Labour,
Department of Social Services, Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI), National Training Agency (NTA)...
BAMSI College hosts Informational Symposium
- Mar 15, 2017 - 11:06:23 AM
The admissions department of The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine
Science Institute (BAMSI) recently held an informational symposium for senior school
guidance counselors, community leaders and civic groups. The symposium was designed to familiarize
attendees with the various arms of BAMSI and to give them a working session on
the application and admissions process to the BAMSI College.
Roberts-Hanna, executive director of the College, informed participants of the
multiple degree and certificate offerings at the Institute, as well as the
opportunity for successful applicants to obtain a full tuition scholarship. “BAMSI is the only institution - at the
tertiary level - offering teaching and training to provide the professional and
technical qualifications necessary for the various branches of agriculture and
Strong squall strikes Nassau airport
- Mar 14, 2017 - 11:14:14 AM
An 'apparent tornado or a strong squall line' struck the Lynden Pindling
International Airport (LPIA) early this morning and some airplanes were
damaged including a C6-BFQ, one of the new ATR72-600 aircraft in the
Bahamasair fleet. The Bahamas Weekly was informed of the situation by
local meteorologist, Wayne Neely.
"This is associated with a cold front which will move into the Bahamas by this afternoon and evening...," said Neely.
STB: Legal ‘dump fires result of 50 years of criminal negligence, Residents have right to take legal action’
- Mar 14, 2017 - 11:05:05 AM
A noted Queen’s Counsel attorney and head of the legal team for
environmental advocacy group Save The Bays today blamed what he called
“50 years of criminal negligence” for the fires at the Nassau dump and
urged victims to exercise their right to legal action.
shame on every member of Parliament and every executive in each of the
administrations be it the FNM or the PLP that they should have allowed a
state of affairs to exist at the city dump affecting thousands of
people month after month after month for decades,” declared Fred Smith,
QC, environmental advocacy attorney and managing partner of Callenders
Law Firm, Grand Bahama...
World Consumer Rights Day activities for The Bahamas
- Mar 14, 2017 - 12:22:24 AM
Every year on the 15th March the international community celebrates World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD).
is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers, for
demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and for
protesting the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.
Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) is pleased to be playing an
integral role this year, in the commemoration of WCRD in The Bahamas...
Ministry Statement on Tragic Death of Long Island Student
- Mar 9, 2017 - 11:53:48 PM
It is with profound sadness that we write to inform the public that one
of our students from North Long Island High School was the tragic victim
of a traffic fatality that occurred on the morning of Thursday, March
It has been brought to our attention that the young man was
well loved and touched the lives of many. Our sincere condolences and
thoughts go out to the family and friends of our student and the wider
Long Island Community...
LPIA ranked second best airport in Latin America-Caribbean region
- Mar 9, 2017 - 11:29:01 PM
Airports Council International (ACI) World today announced winners of
the 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. The body named Lynden
Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau the 2nd Best Airport
with over 2 million passengers per year, in the Latin America and the
ASQ Awards are presented to airports whose
passengers have rated them the highest over the course of the year. The
categories are designated to recognize the achievements of airports of
different sizes and in different regions...
Commonwealth Bank Board Approves Extra-Ordinary Dividend as it releases 2016 year-end report.
- Mar 8, 2017 - 5:48:15 PM
The Board of Directors of Commonwealth Bank Limited has announced a
final extraordinary dividend of six cents per share based on 2016
results of $57.4 million in net income.
The extraordinary dividend, approved at the February 2017 Board meeting
will be payable on March 22, 2017, with a record date of March 15, 2017
to more than 6,000 shareholders. This dividend will bring total dividend
payments to $0.36 per share for 2016 year and continues a trend of
quarterly dividends plus extraordinary dividends that help build
sustaining value for the bank’s share price...
U.S. Embassy Nassau Honours Bahamas’ 2017 Woman of Courage Award Recipient
- Mar 7, 2017 - 2:05:51 PM
The entire month of March is recognized as Women’s History Month and
Wednesday, March 8th marks the 106th observance of International Women’s
Day. On March 3rd, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson hosted a
breakfast reception at Liberty Overlook in honor of U.S. Embassy
Nassau’s 2017 Woman of Courage award recipient Royal Bahamas Police
Force (RBPF) Sgt. Linda Sullivan. Among the invited guests, Minister of
National Security The Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, Chief Superintendent
Samuel Butler, who serves as Head of the Drug Enforcement Unit, U.S. and
Bahamian government officials, and Sgt. Sullivan’s family and friends...
New high school opening at Albany with elite sports academy
- Mar 7, 2017 - 10:12:09 AM
Windsor High School at Albany, an academic and athletic upper secondary
school in The Bahamas, announced it will open this fall along with the
Albany Sports Academy featuring an elite tennis program led by renowned
industry veteran Lleyton Hewitt.
The Albany Sports Academy has
partnered with the Australian former world no. 1 professional tennis
player to run the tennis program, which will provide student-athletes
with extensive training, conditioning and instruction from an expert
team of coaches and staff, including Director of Tennis Grant Doyle...
BMD: Is Baha Mar A 'Potemkin' Hotel?
- Mar 5, 2017 - 11:31:10 PM
BMD, the original developer of Baha Mar, today stated, "The continued
delays for Baha Mar's completion, missed opening dates, and now supposed
staggered opening of the entire Baha Mar into late 2018 only highlight
why BMD's offer is superior and Bahamian workers and contractors should
have been used. The undeniable financial harm caused by the project's
construction firm, CCA, continues unabated. The misleading, and often
illogical statements now being made about progress at Baha Mar and its
opening have made Baha Mar into a Potemkin hotel-that is, using this
still incomplete property to deceive others into thinking the situation
is better than it is...
Kendal G L Isaacs Gym designated as fire shelter
- Mar 5, 2017 - 11:11:04 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency has, effectively immediately,
designated the Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium in the Queen Elizabeth Sports
Centre as a shelter for residents who would have to evacuate their
homes, due to the raging fire at the public landfill (city dump).
Those residents being impacted live in Jubilee Gardens, Victoria Gardens and surrounding communities.
Social Workers and members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are serving as shelter managers...
NEMA Statement on the Public Landfill Fire in Nassau
- Mar 5, 2017 - 8:13:51 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has activated its
Emergency Plan, and all available resources have been mobilized to deal
with the major fire at the Public Landfill.
The Emergency Services are currently battling a major fire at the Public Landfill.
order of the Police, an Evacuation Order has been issued covering
residents living in the surrounding area of Jubilee Gardens. Residents
are urged to leave the area immediately and take all necessary
precautions to ensure their personal safety, and the safety of their
Bahamas Humane Society on standby for displaced or injured animals from fire
- Mar 5, 2017 - 7:27:19 PM
The Bahamas Humane Society says it is on stand by for displaced or
injured animals because of the fire at the city dump and the evacuations in
The society has put a call out for canned dog food ( the cats will eat)
with the easy open tops; towels; blankets; and carriers, crates and
carriers available. Donations ca be left on the front porch of the
Fire Chief calls for immediate evacuation of Jubilee Gardens as dump fire burns out of control
- Mar 5, 2017 - 6:01:37 PM
An immediate evacuation has been called by the fire chief for residents
living in Jubilee Gardens after a fire broke at the city dump on Sunday
and is now burning out of control.
Those living in the affected areas are advised that evacuation
facilities have been established at the [Kendal Issaacs Gym in Oakes
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has activated it’s
Emergency Plan, and all available resources have been mobilized .
Although it is too early to be certain, at first sight it appears that a
number of fires were started in the area. Because of the high winds
currently being experienced on New Providence, it appears that at least
one of those fires blew across the boundary and ignited the Public
Maritime Simulation Experience Being Explored For Bahamas Pavilion in Dubai
- Mar 1, 2017 - 1:38:42 PM
Acceptance of an invitation to the LJM Maritime School
could lead to possible synergies between Dubai and The Bahamas for
international students who are interested in Maritime education in The
During a courtesy call to the LJM Maritime Academy on
February 24, 2017 at Maritime Cay in New Providence, non-resident
ambassador to the UAE and the State of Qatar, H.E., Tony Joudi was given
a tour of the $31 million, high tech, wireless green campus where he
learned first-hand what they offered...
Record 2200 Turn Out for Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss, Anne Frank Stepsister in The Bahamas
- Feb 25, 2017 - 9:57:27 AM
When the doors opened at 6 pm at Melia Nassau Beach on February 9 for an
evening with 87-year-old Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, a crowd of 400
was expected. Twenty two hundred showed up.
“They kept streaming in and streaming in,” said Rabbi Sholom Bluming,
director, Nassau Jewish Community. “They had to open an additional part
of the ballroom, then another part, filling it with every chair the
hotel owned. The huge number of attendees is a testament of the thirst
Bahamians have for stories of inspiration and knowledge about history...
Stars Align as Carl’s Jr Carmichael Officially Opens
- Feb 19, 2017 - 7:10:59 AM
AML Foods Ltd executives joined the Super Star team at Carl’s Jr.
Carmichael to officially open the franchise’s third location on New
Providence. The new 1,400 sq ft. quick-service outlet brings the
restaurant’s signature big, bold charbroiled burgers to Southwestern New
A total of 36 new jobs were added, raising the staff
complement at all three locations—East West Highway, Mall At Marathon
and now Carmichael Road— to just under 100.
To commemorate the recent
expansion, the brand joined forces with Coca Cola for a major giveaway...