Stepsister of Anne Frank and holocaust survivor Eva Schloss to speak in The Bahamas
- Jan 19, 2017 - 2:10:27 PM
In what is expected to be an incomparable and emotionally moving evening
Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, best friend, and stepsister of Anne
Frank, will open up about her experiences, the personal memories of a
journey that took her beyond the anguish of Auschwitz to a life
dedicated to humanitarianism when she addresses an audience in Nassau on
The event, An Evening with Eva Schloss, Beyond the
Diary, is set for 6:00 pm at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort. It is free
and open to the public...
WSC Continues Water Supply Improvements in the Family Islands
- Jan 18, 2017 - 6:20:50 AM
The Water and Sewerage Corporation’s (WSC) vision is:
‘Committed to Growth, Committed to Quality’. True to its mandate to
provide accessible and affordable water to all its customers across the
archipelago, the Corporation continues to undertake a series of water
supply improvements on several Family Islands.
has signed a $1.69Million contract with Bahamas Hot Mix Co. Ltd to
extend and improve water supply to San Salvador. The award follows a
tender process that started in August 2016.
University of Florida Professor to speak at Bahamas leadership seminar
- Jan 17, 2017 - 4:34:40 PM
Dr. Michael Leslie, Professor at the University of Florida in
Gainesville will co facilitate The Fundamentals of Effective Leadership
Seminar in Nassau, Bahamas at the British Colonial Hilton on Friday
February 10th from 9am to 3pm. Dr. Leslie was invited to partner with
Bahamian born international Motivational Speaker, Corporate Trainer,
Author and Talk Show Host Spence Finlayson, Founder , President &
CEO of The Phoenix Institute For Positive Development and Empowerment to
conduct this seminar along with him.
Dr. Michael Leslie teaches
graduate courses in international communications and race/gender/class
and media and conducts cross cultural research on the impact of media
content on society. He is the president of Gemini Advising...
U.S. Embassy Closure in Observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
- Jan 16, 2017 - 9:34:35 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, January 16th, in
observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Please be advised that
the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, January
17th 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...
Remarks on the Opening of the Legal Year 2017 from the Attorney-General
- Jan 12, 2017 - 11:40:56 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Remarks By Senator, the Hon. Z. C. Allyson Maynard
Gibson QC Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Commonwealth
of The Bahamas At The Opening of the Legal Year Supreme Court, Bank
Lane 11th January, 2017
May it please you My Lord Chief Justice
and Judges of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With
Your Lordship’s permission, may I acknowledge the presence of The
President and Judges of the Court of Appeal; The Most Rev’d Patrick
Pinder; and the Rt. Rev’d Laish Boyd (as I thank them for their usual
words of encouragement at the Red Mass and today at the Cathedral during
the services for the opening of the legal year), ACKNOWLEDGE OTHERS
Expanding Critical Conversations on Majority Rule
- Jan 11, 2017 - 12:23:08 PM
As The Bahamas this year observes the 50th Anniversary of Majority
Rule, the University of The Bahamas is providing a platform for the
critical examination of the factors that impacted the movement, the
aftermath and how the Bahamian society has been shaped.
Libraries department, "From Dat Time": The Oral & Public History
Institute and the School of Social
Sciences are hosting the Majority Rule Distinguished Lecture and
Symposium, January 12th and 13th. Social Sciences Chair Dr. Christopher
Curry who along with the Director of The Oral & Public History
Institute appeared on ZNS’ “The Reid Factor” and Guardian Talk Radio’s
“Morning Blend” to discuss the matter, said what is lacking is a
systematic effort to critically examine this watershed event and the
process by which Majority Rule was achieved.
#WeMarch draws thousands on Majority Rule Day
- Jan 10, 2017 - 7:02:01 PM
As Bahamians turned out to
celebrate the country's national holiday in honour of the 50th
anniversary of Majority Rule with a march and supporting events
going on throughout the day, thousands also turned out to support #WeMarch, founded by activist Ranard Henfield. #WeMarch was first held on Black Friday
, November 25th, 2016.
Opposition leader, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis participated in #WeMarch
and photos and videos were posted to his Facebook page. Entertainers
like Fred Ferguson, and Ronnie Butler were also out as part of the front
Stellar Energy Ltd on the New Providence Landfill
- Jan 6, 2017 - 2:43:42 PM
Stellar Energy Ltd. is still very much interested in taking over operations at the New
It is our intention, once approvals are granted, to mine that site and build a fully
functional waste-to-energy plant. As part of our plan, the entire dumpsite would be
remediated and sanitized, putting an end to obnoxious fumes from burning trash.
Since Renew Bahamas ceased management of the facilities, the hardworking staff
of the Department of Environmental Health Services has taken over the day to day
running of the landfill...
Nissan Leaf 100% Electric Vehicle checks in at Hilton
- Jan 5, 2017 - 10:39:40 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - During the recent Chamber of Commerce Bahamas Energy
Security Forum, the Nissan Leaf 100% Electric Vehicle (EV) was featured
in the lobby of the British Colonial Hilton to the delight of visitors
and locals alike, who had the opportunity to experience the world’s most
popular EV, now available in The Bahamas at Easy ECO Car Sales on
The purpose of the Chamber’s Annual Forum is to
discuss developments in national energy policy, harnessing alternative
sources, and highlighting the power of individuals to make a difference
in the production and responsible consumption of energy...
Bahamas Set to Host Inter-American Meeting of Education Ministers
- Jan 4, 2017 - 1:31:44 PM
The Bahamas Government will host the
Ninth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education (9IAMME),
February 9-10, 2017 at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island.
of Education are expected to discuss recent regional developments and
challenges, and chart the way forward for the 34 representatives of the
Organization of Americas States (OAS), and observer states, during the
Conference Chairman, the Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald, who is also The
Bahamas’ Minister of Education, Science and Technology, announced plans
for the 9th Meeting at a Press Conference, Wednesday, January 4, 2017...
Arrive Three Hours Ahead for US and Int’l Flights at LPIA
- Dec 31, 2016 - 1:04:25 AM
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will ring in 2017 with high
passenger counts. Monday, January 2, 2017 is expected to be the busiest
day of the holiday season with more than 14,100 persons projected to
move through the terminals. In total, Nassau Airport Development Company
(NAD) estimates some 85,000 passengers arriving and departing LPIA
between mid-December and January 2.
“We’re expecting to end the
season on the trend of high passenger volumes, particularly on the day
after New Year’s which is traditionally the busiest day of the holiday
period,” explained Jan Knowles, Vice President of Marketing &
Communications at NAD...
Bahamas Chamber’s 3rd energy conference serves as platform for power sector innovation
- Dec 21, 2016 - 5:40:07 PM
From the smallest detail like banning Styrofoam containers on a
construction site at a planned Exuma luxury resort to powering an
electric vehicle via a solar power charging station, the Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation recent energy conference
served up a harvest of innovative solutions to the problems of how to
provide consistent, reliable power in a modern world.
very challenging times for the energy sector,” said Chamber CEO Edison
Sumner. “We must find ways to reduce our reliance on traditional forms
Commonwealth Bank Low Rate of Non-Performing Loans Helps Drive 3rd Qtr Profits to $47.3 Million
- Dec 21, 2016 - 4:12:41 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Commonwealth Bank recently reported profits of $47.3 million for the
nine-month period ending September 30. The profits report reflected a
7.6% increase over the same period one year ago when profits stood at
Announcement of third quarter results was made by
Chairman William B. Sands, Jr. “The improvement in net interest margin
continues to be a key contributing factor along with the effective
management of our credit portfolio and our focused attention on expense
mitigation practices,” said Mr. Sands...
Sandals Royal Bahamian hosts country music fans
- Dec 20, 2016 - 3:17:43 PM
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island welcomed country
music fans to the Caribbean December 8-11 for its second Story Behind
the Songs concert event. In partnership with Big Machine Label Group,
this installment of Story Behind the Songs featured top country music
artists Eli Young Band and Tucker Beathard. As part of Sandals Resorts
International’s new LIV+ Events program, offering vacationers unique
limited-edition events, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts teamed up
with Premier Networks to host Story Behind the Songs, a new concert
series showcasing a collection of intimate acoustic performances with
top country artists...
Students participate in design challenge for a Bahamas Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
- Dec 16, 2016 - 2:54:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Talented Bahamian students are participating in a
design challenge for the Bahamian Pavilion to be showcased at Expo 2020
Approximately 180 countries will participate in the
World Expo that will have a site covering 4.38 square kilometers,
including a 200 hectare gated area that will be adjacent to the Al
Maktoum International Airport. Participation will be an important
opportunity for The Bahamas to showcase its country to an estimated 25
million visitors over a 6-month period...
LPIA Shares Top Tips, Airport Amenities and Festive Events to Take the Humbug Out of Holiday Travel
- Dec 15, 2016 - 11:55:22 AM
Nassau, Bahamas —The busy holiday travel season is well underway at
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Officials anticipate an
estimated 85,000 passengers will move through the airport’s facilities
between mid-December and New Year’s Day.
This weekend, figures
are ramping up with passenger projections for US Departures nearing
9,000 and more than 16,500 international arrivals between Friday
December 16 and Sunday December 18...
Dr Charles Diggiss named President of Doctors Hospital Health System
- Dec 7, 2016 - 11:05:37 AM
The Board of Directors of Doctors Hospital
Health System has selected Dr Charles Diggiss as President. The appointment
follows the recent retirement of President Barry Rassin.
In addition, Dr Diggiss will continue to serve
as Chief Medical Officer, a position he has held since 2002.
As President and CMO, Dr Diggiss will
spearhead the development of Doctors Hospital Health System’s vision, growth
and expansion, new clinical program and innovative service development and take
the lead in cultivating relationships with strategic partners...
International Day to End Violence Against Women celebrated with Women in the Arts event
- Nov 29, 2016 - 9:57:11 AM
The United Nations
International Day to End Violence Against Women
was celebrated in the Bahamas with a Women in the Arts event; it was a
solemn and passion-filled nights in which poetry, film, and song
featured themes to promote awareness.
The National Art Gallery of
The Bahamas came alive in bright orange colours and women and men came
together in solidarity for a worthy cause. Minister of Social Services
and Community Development Melanie Griffin thanked all who helped to make
all the events held on honour of National Women's Week memorable ones.
She said that it was encouraging to see so many young girls
National Women's Week Celebrations Wrap up with March
- Nov 28, 2016 - 11:54:07 PM
Celebrations in honour of National Women's Week wrapped up on Saturday,
November 26, 2016 with a march which passed through historic parts of
New Providence before ending on the open fields of the University of The
Minister of Social Services and Community
Development Hon. Melanie Griffin led the march through Blue Hill Road,
Meeting Street, Nassau Street and Poinciana Drive. Celebrations and
performances took place on the lawn and on the stage of the Portia Smith
Building at the University of The Bahamas. Bahamians of all ages and
from all walks of life participated in the parade...
Blackout March Well Supported in Nassau
- Nov 25, 2016 - 3:39:13 PM
While 'Black Friday' is known to most as a huge revenue day in business,
or the day to catch great deals at your favourite shops, thousands in
Nassau took to the streets today for a Blackout March, under the
Campaign for The Bahamas
. The campaign is led by organizer and community activist Renard Henfield. Their "
mission is to unite Bahamians through positive change and the only way for that
change to happen is if we stand together and ensure our collective voices are
campaign was launched on Facebook earlier this month, and says “it’s really, truly a
people’s movement” to send a clear message to politicians about the
expectations of Bahamians. Foremost on their list of