Marshall Road derelict vehicle site relocated
- Sep 2, 2015 - 12:44:04 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing:
am pleased to announce that significant progress has been made in the
removal of the Derelict Vehicle site from its current location on
Marshall Road to the new location at the New Providence Landfill on
Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. It has taken longer than I had hoped
but in short order the people who reside in the areas surrounding the
derelict site such as Misty...
JMMB strengthening ties with The Bahamas' Jamaican community
- Sep 1, 2015 - 4:11:14 PM
Sharon Gibson, General Manager of JMMB
(Jamaica Money Market Brokers) Money Transfer, a remittance partner of
Omni Money Transfers, paid a courtesy call on Mr. Patrick Hanlan
Jamaican Consul General in the Bahamas. During the visit Ms. Gibson
expressed the desire and need for strengthening of ties between Jamaican
residents in the Bahamas and Jamaicans in Jamaica through community
outreach programs in the Bahamas and abroad.
Ms Gibson noted that
JMMB, through Reggae Money Express, services the Jamaican corridor and
acts as an essential tool in uplifting and enriching the lives of many
persons in Jamaica and the Bahamas who rely on injections of funds to
sustain their livelihood...
Advisory - Flooding at Eastern end of New Providence
- Aug 30, 2015 - 8:16:07 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Individuals are being strongly advised to proceed with
extreme caution or avoid the area if at all possible, at Eastern Road
and Yamacraw Beach; due to excessive flooding...
Venezuelan Navy Ship ‘Simon Bolivar’ Visits Nassau
- Aug 25, 2015 - 1:41:06 PM
New Providence, Bahamas - The
‘Simon Bolivar,’ of the Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela arrived in Nassau on
Saturday, August 22, and was officially welcomed by the Ministry of National
Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
military training vessel, berthed at Nassau Harbour, carries a crew of 174 with
75 of them cadets.
vessel is traveling through the Caribbean on its 26th
Training Cruise. At this time it also commemorates
Anniversary of Petrocaribe’s regional Energy Cooperation
Agreement and through...
Ambassador Rhoda Jackson Visits Financial Services Ministry While on Home Leave
- Aug 21, 2015 - 3:56:43 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – H.E. Ambassador Rhoda Jackson of the Permanent
Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations and
other International Organizations in Geneva paid a courtesy call on the
Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Hope Strachan, August 20, at the
Essentially, Ambassador Jackson is on home leave from her Post as Ambassador in Geneva.
It is normal during such leave for Ambassadors to brief on the porfolio responsibilities of Government Ministries...
The Simon Bolivar to Dock in Nassau Harbour August 22-26
- Aug 20, 2015 - 4:37:05 PM
The Venezuelan Navy Training Vessel, Simon Bolivar, will dock at the Nassau Harbour August 22-26, 2015.
The vessel will be open to the public for tours from Noon until 6pm on August 22, and from 9am to 6pm on August 23-25.
A welcoming ceremony for the arrival of the vessel is proposed for Saturday, 22nd of August at 11:00 a.m.
Criminal Gang Investigation and Prosecution Workshop Held in Nassau
- Aug 13, 2015 - 7:31:44 AM
The National Center
for State Courts (NCSC) and the Ministries of Legal Affairs and National
Security partnered to deliver a Criminal Gang Investigation and
Prosecution Workshop for more than 40 ministry officials,
public prosecutors, police investigators, and corrections officers
August 6-7 in Nassau. The workshop was funded by the U.S. Embassy’s
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section
through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI)
and was part of ongoing U.S.-Bahamian cooperative efforts to fight
transnational crime and increase efficiencies in the administration of
justice in The Bahamas...
Up and Running – Bahamas Internationally Accredited Mediators and Arbitrators
- Aug 12, 2015 - 10:54:48 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Bahamas Branch of the
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), under the Patronage of Dame
Joan Sawyer, the now retired President of the Bahamas Court of Appeal,
and a former Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has seen a
steady increase in its base of qualified and trained professionals who
can ably champion the cause of arbitration and alternative dispute
resolution both locally and internationally.
Since its formation
in 2010, the approved Bahamas branch of the Chartered Institute of
Arbitrators in London, England, has made steady progress in fulfilling
its mandate to offer internationally recognized accredited arbitrators
Bahamas set to comply with international FATCA standards
- Aug 10, 2015 - 2:15:18 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - This past week, a bill to enact The Foreign Accounts
Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was passed in the Senate to ensure that The
Bahamas continues to remain aligned with the most recent international
In an earlier debate within the House of
Assembly Minister of Financial Services, Hon. Hope Strachan, voiced her
expectation that the bill would receive universal support within the
“The Bahamas is a well-established, well regulated, fully
compliant jurisdiction. We are continuously evolving as our
Bahamian Supreme Court grants Baha Mar leave to appeal court’s rejecting recognition of U.S. Chapter 11 process
- Aug 4, 2015 - 3:52:30 PM
Nassau, Bahamas (August 4, 2015) – Baha Mar today reported that it
is gratified that the Supreme Court of The Bahamas has granted Baha Mar
leave to appeal the Court’s decision to reject the recognition of the
U.S Court in Delaware’s orders with respect to Baha Mar’s Chapter 11
Baha Mar is set on 3,000 feet of white sandy beach
just 10 minutes from Nassau's fully renovated and expanded
international airport. It will feature elite hotels with gaming,
entertainment, private residences, shopping and natural attractions that
reflect an authentic Bahamian experience. Amenities will...
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Hosts Roundtable with Women Leaders in Law Enforcement
- Jul 24, 2015 - 12:16:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On
Wednesday, July 22, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson hosted a
roundtable discussion at Liberty Overlook with Bahamian women in law
enforcement and the justice
sector. The meeting, facilitated by the Embassy’s International
Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Section, included women leaders
from the Ministry of National Security, Royal Bahamas Police Force,
Bahamas Customs Department, Department of Immigration,
Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, and the Office of the
Attorney General. The dialogue provided a forum to discuss challenges
and opportunities unique to women in law enforcement in The Bahamas, the
United States, and worldwide...
Baha Mar Comments On Bahamian Supreme Court Ruling
- Jul 22, 2015 - 11:01:21 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas, July 22, 2015 -- Baha Mar Ltd. issued the
following statement with regard to the Bahamian Supreme Court ruling:
We respect Justice Winder's
ruling and look forward to understanding his reasoning, but we are
nonetheless disappointed by the result. We are even more disappointed in
the way the Government has responded to our Chapter 11 filing over the
past several weeks. We hope the Government will stand by its word to be
an impartial mediator in our efforts to protect our investment and bring
the project to completion. We do not believe today's ruling, for which
Baha Mar Issues Statement Regarding Prime Minister's Decision
- Jul 17, 2015 - 6:36:45 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas (Statement, July 17, 2015) --Baha Mar Ltd. issued the following statement with regard to the Prime Minister's decision announced last night:
Bahamian Government's decision to seek a winding up of Baha Mar is both
unnecessary and reactionary, puts Baha Mar's staff and assets at severe
risk, and significantly jeopardizes the future of the resort.
Baha Mar senior officials have been and continue to be in
engaged in ongoing discussions with both the general contractor and the
lender. Yet, notwithstanding those good faith discussions, the
Government announced in the middle of the night it will
"Our Children, Our future" Demonstration held at Clifford Park
- Jul 10, 2015 - 12:29:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On the eve of The Bahamas 42nd anniversary of
Independence, while most were celebrating the local festivities under
the theme, "Our Children, Our Future," a group gathered at Clifford Park
for a silent demonstration to bring awareness to "Child Protection."
Attorney and activist, Tavarrie Smith was the brainchild behind the event, which was organised by Terneille Burrows, founder of Rise Bahamas
Other participants hailed from groups including The Change Movement and
Families of All Murder Victims (FOAM). Some attendees in the vicinity
of the demonstration snapped photos of the placards while others stopped
to asked questions about some of the headlines that they were not
familiar with. Although one or two people...
PAHO Comment on Preliminary Rubis Robinson Road Fuel Leak Investigation
- Jul 8, 2015 - 11:39:05 PM
NASSAU, July 6th, 2015 – The Pan American Health Organization today
provided an update on the ongoing analysis of the environment health
risk associated with the 2012 Rubis Robinson Road fuel leak,
highlighting that testing and analysis to date provided reassuring
results for the citizens of Marathon.
“The Rubis Robinson Road
situation is an example of the kind of threat becoming too common in The
Bahamas and elsewhere,” said PAHO/WHO Representative Dr. Gerry
Eijkemans. “At the request of the Government we brought in an
independent toxicologist to assist in the assessment and to ensure
affected citizens had the health risk information they need and
U.S. Embassy (Bahamas) and USNORTHCOM Celebrate the 4th of July With a Tribute to the American Southwest
- Jul 5, 2015 - 7:42:04 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Thursday, July 2, the
United States Embassy commemorated the 239thAnniversary of Independence
of the United States of America by hosting a celebration in Nassau, at
Liberty Overlook. The event was held in partnership with the United
States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and included more than 500 of the
Embassy’s key contacts representing the government, the business
community, civil society, media, and the arts. The evening’s theme, the
American Southwest, was a tribute to the spirit and struggle of the Wild
West frontier and honored ordinary Americans’ unyielding spirit in the
19th century that served as an inspiration for generations of Americans.
the senior U.S. and Bahamians on hand for the event, U.S. Chargé
d’Affaires a.i. Lisa A. Johnson, Brigadier General James E. Taylor,
Deputy Director of Strategy...
Baha Mar announces voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy
- Jun 29, 2015 - 11:42:26 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarkis Izmirlian,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baha Mar Ltd., the developer of
the Baha Mar resort, today announced that, in order to complete
construction and open Baha Mar as soon as practicable, Baha Mar Ltd.,
and entities associated with it, are voluntarily undertaking the process
of Chapter 11 under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
The Board of
Directors has determined that due to the financial consequences of the
repeated delays by the general contractor, and the resulting loss of
revenue, the Chapter 11 process is the best path to provide the time to
put in place a viable capital structure and working relationships to
complete construction and successfully open Baha Mar. The voluntary
Chapter 11 filing has been made in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
District of Delaware. Baha Mar Ltd...
19th CCEM Nassau Declaration
- Jun 28, 2015 - 5:47:05 PM
The following document is a Ministerial Declaration
outlining the major topics and issues discussed at the 19th CCEM as
well as the major remedial initiatives proposed.
1. The 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers
(19th CCEM) was held in Nassau, the Bahamas, from 22 – 26 June 2015.
The Conference was opened by the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The
Bahamas. H. E. Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General, addressed the
conference at the opening ceremony. The host Minister, Hon. Jerome K
Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, chaired the
2. In discussions, Ministers highlight that the 19th CCEM is
taking place at an historic turning point, following the 50th
anniversary of the establishment of the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the...
Save The Bays urges government to deal swiftly with Clifton oil pollution
- Jun 11, 2015 - 5:43:28 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Nearly six months after the government
announced it would spend $10 million on oil spill remediation efforts,
petrochemical pollution remains a serious threat to the sensitive marine
environment throughout The Bahamas, but particularly at Clifton Bay,
Vanessa Haley-Benjamin, CEO of
fast-growing social and environmental movement Save The Bays (STB), said
recent complaints from divers visiting the Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral
Reef Sculpture Gardens, who emerged from the water covered in oil, prove
that whatever actions have been taken to date have been far from
Students unharmed after shooting at L.W. Young Junior High
- Jun 9, 2015 - 3:26:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A security officer at the L.W. Young Junior High
School was shot to the upper body and thigh around 12:30 this afternoon.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology can confirm that the
assailant was not on the campus however, shots were fired from outside
the school gate, striking the officer. As a result of the school
being secured, the assailants did not have access to the campus and we
commend the work of the officers for properly securing the campus,
preventing further casualties.