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New Bahamas Research Gives Insight Into Teen Aggression In Relationships - Oct 22, 2014 - 2:49:28 AM

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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.
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U.S. Embassy Presents Local NGO’s with PEPFAR Small Grants to Support the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - Oct 20, 2014 - 3:42:47 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - On Tuesday, October 14, U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Health officials participated in a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Health to announce the recipients of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) small grants program. The U.S. Embassy’s Political/Economic and Commercial Chief David Allen was on hand for the event along with health officials including the Ministry of Health’s Acting Permanent Secretary Marco Rolle, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Glen Beneby, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Delon Brennen, Director of the National AIDS Program Dr. Nikkiah Forbes and Managing Director of the HIV/AIDS Center Nurse Marva Jervis. The objective of the PEPFAR initiative is to support national programs in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, while strengthening the capacity to monitor current cases and collaborating with civil society groups to reach key at-risk populations...
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Save the Bays and C.O.B. to host “Our Right to Know” - Oct 17, 2014 - 2:13:18 PM

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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.

The 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...

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BTC MPLS Enterprise Push and IP TV - Oct 14, 2014 - 11:00:00 AM

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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.
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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...
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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.

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Commonwealth Secretary General Addresses Youth Empowerment During Bahamas Visit - Oct 9, 2014 - 5:31:01 PM

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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 Sharma.

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...
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Hundreds expected for massive Freedom of Information block party October 25 - Oct 8, 2014 - 3:54:06 PM

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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, October 25.

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.
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Global Billionaires to visit Bahamas for Commonwealth Economic Yearly Summit - Oct 4, 2014 - 11:00:54 PM

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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...
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United Nations Development Program representative hails BREEF's innovation in conservation​ - Oct 1, 2014 - 4:13:55 PM

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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 Program.

“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 programme coordinator...
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Bahamas to Host Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) Conference‏ - Oct 1, 2014 - 1:30:42 PM

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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.

The 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...
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Popular John Maxwell's 'Learn to Lead' Bahamas Premiere and Impact on COBUS - Sep 30, 2014 - 9:46:21 AM

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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 leaders.

“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. Smith adds...
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Bahamas Carnival Road Fever Costume Expo Launch this Saturday - Sep 26, 2014 - 3:37:53 PM

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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.

Roscoe Dames, CEO,BNFC said, “Road Fever is the event that will conclude the Bahamas Carnival Festival. It is the main masquerade...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Addresses Official Opening of the Northern Bahamas Disaster Conference Supported by USNORTHCOM - Sep 25, 2014 - 4:14:18 AM

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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...
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Baha Mar installs over 300 coral antlers as part of their eco-reef experience - Sep 23, 2014 - 4:36:42 PM

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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.

The eco-friendly coral antlers were installed in July, adding to the artificial eco-reef experience at Baha Mar. Before the antlers were installed, 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.

The reef balls and coral antlers were designed to complement each other by creating optimal conditions for coral and marine life just feet away from the shoreline at the luxury Bahamas resort. Reef balls provide protective...
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Baha Mar makes Donation to The Nature Conservancy to Support Coral Restoration - Sep 22, 2014 - 2:54:26 PM

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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.
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Attorney Keod Smith on the Oil Spill at Adelaide - Sep 22, 2014 - 2:48:45 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by Attorney Keod Smith, Founder and CEO of the Clifton National Heritage Foundation (CNHF) and Ambassador for the Environment and Chairman - BEST Commission (2002-2006):


Since its inception in April 2013, the Clifton National Heritage Foundation (CNHF) has been keenly concerned about the 30-plus years of pollution caused by oil spills and seepage in the seas off of Clifton Pier and the adjoining Bay of Clifton.


Last week’s reports in the newspapers of the discovery of oil washing up on the beaches of Adelaide gives us cause to take the immediate
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Bahamas Public Service Week activities announced for Nassau‏ - Sep 18, 2014 - 4:41:16 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Government has released the following schedule to commemorate Public Service Week.

This year's theme is "Charting the Course, Serving the Nation, Securing the Future."

Activities will begin on October 14th and run until the 26th...
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Lyford Cay International School earns Green Flag Award - Sep 16, 2014 - 7:06:28 PM


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The Green Eco Schools flag flies now proudly outside the Lyford Cay International School (LCIS), a result of two years of planning, changing mindsets at the school and implementation of new environmental policies at LCIS.

The LCIS Eco Club has been working towards achieving the Green Flag Award since it’s inception in 2012. The Eco Club, has spearheaded several campus wide initiatives to help spread the “green” message as they moved towards Green Flag status. “It’s a real process,” said Denise Mizell one of the LCIS teacher stakeholders, “We followed a series of steps and we proved that we are committed to the environment. We have committed to continue to improve our carbon footprint and to help share the message of environmentalism,” she added...

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New College in the Bahamas Offers Unique Vantage in Education - Sep 12, 2014 - 1:53:03 PM

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“Bahamas Vantage College” Makes a new and dynamic approach to higher education and sets a path to a bright and promising future.

Nassau, Bahamas September, 2014 – “Bahamas Vantage College” The Bahamas newest and most innovative college located on Saunders Beach, welcome its Class of 2018 and their new transfer students to what is expected to be one of the most exciting journeys of their life! – The Bahamas Vantage College innovative undergraduate experience – this fall has began for some very special intellectual students, and we at Bahamas Vantage College are thrilled that these students have chosen to attend BVC! Our faculty, staff, and students are looking forward to meeting this challenge of a quality education that is also affordable...

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