19CCEM Organisers Discuss Upcoming Conference with COB President
- Apr 16, 2015 - 10:33:01 AM
Organisers of the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers
(19CCEM), slated to be held at the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island,
June 22nd – 26th, paid a courtesy call on the President of The College
of The Bahamas Dr. Rodney D. Smith on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. Mr.
Marcellus Taylor, Deputy Director of Education and Deputy Head of the
19CCEM Task Force; Mrs. Janice Knowles, Senior Education Officer and
Coordinator of the 19CCEM and Ms. Valerie Gaitor, Coordinator of the
19CCEM Local Secretariat discussed with President Smith the goals and
objectives of the upcoming, high-level assembly...
Toastmasters Intl. President-Elect to Visit the Bahamas
- Apr 15, 2015 - 11:53:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – This
Monday, April 20th 2015 at 6:30pm-8:30pm, The New Providence Branch
of Toastmasters Club 3596 will host the 2014-2015 International President-Elect
of Toastmasters International, Jim Kokocki.
is an entrepreneur and business consultant from Saint John, New Brunswick,
Canada. A dedicated toastmaster for 27 years, Kokochi has held a number of
high-profile leadership positions within the organization, including serving on
the Toastmasters Board of Directors from 2002 to 2004, and has attained the
Distinguished Toastmaster designation – the highest level of educational
achievement in the organization...
BTVI Presidential Search Committee Announced
- Apr 10, 2015 - 2:00:09 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Chairman of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI), Felix Stubbs, wishes to announce that a Presidential Search Committee
has been appointed by the institution’s board to find a president, pursuant to Section
7 of the BTVI Act 2010.
The individual will replace Dr. Iva Dahl, who has headed the
institution for nearly 10 years and is expected to be in place for the
2015/2016 school year.
“In the interest of transparency, an open search will be
conducted to field a wide selection of viable candidates,” said Mr. Stubbs.
Bahamas High School Students Given Earth Day Challenge by US Embassy and Ferreira & Co
- Apr 9, 2015 - 3:17:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - For the third year, a leading environmental
law and consulting firm is challenging high school teams to channel
ideas and imagination into solving environmental issues that stymie
folks, public entities and organisations far senior in years and
experience. And this year, for the first time, the American Embassy is
joining the Earth Day Challenge founded and sponsored by Ferreira &
“The American Embassy’s participation and support takes
the Earth Day Challenge to a whole new level,” said environmental lawyer
and ecologist Romi Ferreira. “It’s very exciting and I believe it has
already raised the profile of the competition ...?
International Campaign Welcomes Bahamas Coalition Supporting Equality for Women and Men
- Apr 9, 2015 - 2:55:52 PM
The new Bahamas-based Citizens for
Constitutional Equality (CCE) is now a coalition member of the Global
Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, an international initiative that
advocates for the removal of provisions that discriminate on the basis
of sex from all nationality laws. CCE, which held its official launch at
a March 26 public event at Anglican Holy Church Hall in Nassau, seeks
to mobilize Bahamians to pass the pending constitutional referendum that
would ban discrimination based on sex and guarantee equal nationality
rights for men and women...
Cancer Society of The Bahamas Launches $3 Million Building Fund to Expand Cancer Caring Centre
- Apr 3, 2015 - 12:35:33 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Declaring that the need to expand the
Cancer Caring Centre
was “more urgent now than ever in our history,” the Cancer Society of
The Bahamas today officially launched a $3 million fund-raising campaign
to build 16 new rooms and create the first
hospice care facility in the nation.
The announcement came during a press conference this morning at the centre off Collins Avenue.
“The Cancer Caring Centre, the most ambitious project ever undertaken
by The Cancer Society in its nearly 40-year history, serves as the
heartbeat of the community of those who
have been diagnosed with the disease or are caring for loved ones
Bahamian Aerospace Engineer Aisha Bowe Encourages STEM Education
- Apr 2, 2015 - 2:58:58 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - As an aerospace
engineer, Aisha Bowe has used her imagination and creativity to
contribute to space exploration. But it wasn’t until college that anyone
ever encouraged her to pursue studies in a science discipline.
When that happened, it became a life changer.
A former aerospace
engineer and mission engineer at NASA Ames Research Centre and the
current Co-Founder and CEO of STEMBoard – an engineering and development
enterprise – Bowe is a passionate proponent of science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. She is also of
COB Foreign Languages Festival Sharpens Focus on Language Diversity
- Apr 1, 2015 - 4:41:55 PM
technology are shrinking the divides of national borders as the world
becomes a global village. It means that mastering multiple languages and
becoming familiar with various cultures other than one’s own is
The Foreign Languages Department of the School of
Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) at The College of The Bahamas
recently staged its 10th Annual Foreign Languages celebrations,
showcasing some of the cultures of the world, in a cultural show and
international food fair...
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...