Save the Bays: International experts lament Nygard Cay “tragedy”
- Jan 30, 2015 - 3:25:37 PM
conservationists say the government should never have allowed
controversial development to damage the marine environment with impunity
conservation experts branded the controversial development known as
Nygard Cay a “tragedy” for The Bahamian people, and criticized the
government for giving preferential treatment to a wealthy foreign
investor over the country’s own citizens.
The experts, hosted on a
tour of the area by fast-growing social and environmental advocacy
group Save The Bays (STB), said allowing Canadian fashion designer Peter
Nygard to extend his imposing...
U.S. Embassy Provides Royal Bahamas Police Force Training on Tactical Medical Techniques
- Jan 30, 2015 - 3:02:42 PM
As part of continuing
cooperation under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the
U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
section and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) partnered
with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to provide Tactical Medical Training
to 39 Royal Bahamas Police Force Officers from January 21-22, 2015.
and affiliated subject matter experts facilitated the advanced
training, which provided officers engaged in Operation Bahamas, Turks
and Caicos (OPBAT) operations with the latest tactical and lifesaving
techniques through simulation and role-playing exercises...
Doctors Hospital gives a lifetime of mammograms
- Jan 29, 2015 - 9:52:33 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Every year, Doctors
Hospital offers women a chance to win a potentially life saving prize –
Mammograms for Life in the state-of-the-art, full-field digital
mammography center at Doctors Hospital.
More than 250 ladies
entered themselves or were entered by someone who loves them for a
chance to win. The most recent winner, who now has a free mammogram
every year for the rest of her life is Sharrie Moxey.
The retiree was traveling when she was selected as the winner, was very excited to receive this possibly life saving prize...
Harold Road Landfill Fire Update: 80% of 17 acre burned area covered with fill
- Jan 28, 2015 - 9:53:03 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas (Jan 28, 2015) Renew
Bahamas has now covered the entire perimeter of the burned area of
Harold Road Landfill with fill, which was producing a significant amount
of smoke from the recent fire incident.
crews have now moved into covering the valley between the new and old
landfills.In the short term, smoke may appear to increase as it is
forced into a smaller area. Once covered, however, the remaining pockets
of smoke should no longer be visible off-site and no longer a nuisance
to the surrounding communities and the public...
China Harbour Engineering Company Announces Executive Change in The Bahamas
- Jan 28, 2015 - 7:22:31 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — China Harbour Engineering
Company, the contractor for the North Abaco Port Project, has announced a
change in its executive management, set to continue strengthening good
business ties in The Bahamas.
Mr. Jeff Wang, who previously
served as manager for CHEC’s Grenada operations, will replace Mr. Felix
Chang as Principal of CHEC Bahamas. In this new role, Wang will manage
business operations for the construction of the North Abaco Port as well
as expand CHEC’s brand recognition globally as one of the world’s
leading port developers...
“Setting the Course for Equal Participation by Women in Bahamian Politics”
- Jan 28, 2015 - 3:13:17 PM
The three-week program examined U.S.
experience in supporting women’s contributions to
the workplace and public life. Participants visited several U.S.
cities including Washington, D.C., New York City, Detroit, Sacramento
and San Francisco. During the trip...
Nassau, Bahamas - On
Friday, January 23, Bahamian attorney and former Senator Heather Hunt
paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson to discuss
her recent participation in the U.S. State Department
sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program focused on “Women in
the Political and Social Sectors” held in the United States from
October 20 – November 7, 2014.
Harvard University Student Researchers Visit COB
- Jan 27, 2015 - 3:39:14 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Several Harvard University students, who are conducting ethnographic
studies on Mayaguana in order to preserve the island’s cultural
heritage, spent some time with President of The College of The Bahamas
Dr. Rodney D. Smith on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015.
Dr. Smith is also an
alumnus of Harvard University. The students – in The Bahamas for a
three-week period – are conducting the research under the auspices of
Dr. Thomas Burke of Harvard University, who is also chief of the
Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Global Health and Human
Rights. The I-Group of Mayaguana is a partial sponsor...
C.A. Christie names firm's youngest managing partner
- Jan 27, 2015 - 3:13:56 PM
NASSAU, Bahama - Realtor Gavin G. Christie
CRS, CIPS has made history at C.A. Christie Real Estate & Co.
(C.A.C), after being named Managing Partner of the real estate firm. The
recent appointment makes Christie the firm's youngest partner.
is considered an elite player in the Bahamas Real Estate Industry. His
enthusiasm, depth of market knowledge, and work ethic, positioned him
early in his career to become a leading real estate agent and advisor in
the Bahamian market...
First Babies of 2015 Welcomed by Doctors Hospital and Lowe’s Wholesale
- Jan 27, 2015 - 2:19:02 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Doctors Hospital’s
Maternity Department was thrilled to welcome the first baby of 2015
early in the evening of January 1st.
Each year the hospital teams up with Lowe’s Wholesale to recognize the first baby boy and first baby girl born in the New Year.
up was a baby boy – Isaiah Enoch Smith born to Kendra Sherman and Enoch
Smith. He arrived at 6:37pm on January 1, weighing 5lbs, 10oz...
PMH Critical Care Block Provides for Healthcare 'Quantum Leap Forward'
- Jan 23, 2015 - 4:33:08 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
The inclusion of the brand new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the
construction of the country's first state-of-the-art Critical Care Block
is expected to help The Bahamas "make a quantum leap forward" with
respect to intensive care medicine for infants and other critical care
patients regardless of age, status or income.
The newly constructed NICU is the first and only Level Three Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit in The Bahamas...
Bahamas and Panama present International Economic Investment & Trade Development Symposium
- Jan 23, 2015 - 1:11:02 PM
Officials from Panama & the Bahamas create a platform where leaders,
investors, entrepreneurs and economist will dialogue to accelerate
growth of their countries economy
Nassau, Bahamas - Business
developers, investors, governmental leaders, bankers, academicians and
technocrats will assemble at the International Economic Investment & Trade Symposium
in Nassau, The Bahamas to share insights and trends in the Caribbean,
Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and its role in engaging global
Tucker Road Partial Closure Heralds Future University of The Bahamas
- Jan 21, 2015 - 10:41:41 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Works and
Urban Development has closed Tucker Road – between Water Street and
Thompson Boulevard – a significant milestone as The College of The
Bahamas transitions to the University of The Bahamas.
The road closure took effect following an announcement from the ministry that was initially gazetted in November, 2014.
Tucker Road west now ends at Water Street, the rest of the roadway has
become a part of the Oakes Field Campus of The College of The Bahamas
and will be transformed into the formal entrance for the University of
(Photos) Large Nassau dump fire casts a smoke shadow across much of the city
- Jan 18, 2015 - 7:08:38 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following photos were taken from the air today, Sunday, January 18th by Frangipani Photography.
The fire is coming from a Nassau dump site and the smoke cast much of the city into shadows.
Photos seen here were from various locations in both the east and west sides of the island.
Baha Mar Opening Set for March 27th
- Jan 9, 2015 - 1:11:20 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
Baha Mar, the new $3.5 billion resort, will introduce a new era of
luxury, glamour, gaming and excitement to The Bahamas when it begins
hosting paid guests on March 27, 2015, at Baha Mar Casino & Hotel,
Rosewood at Baha Mar and SLS LUX at Baha Mar. Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar
will open shortly after.
“Baha Mar will bring a new level of
sophistication and resort experience to one of the most sought-after
travel destinations in the Caribbean with its March 27 opening. We are
thrilled to welcome our first guests to ‘The New Riviera’ in time for
the peak spring travel weeks,” said Paul V. Pusateri, chief operating
officer for Baha Mar...
Royal Naval offshore patrol vessel, HMS Severn visits Nassau, Bahamas
- Jan 8, 2015 - 6:14:36 PM
HMS SEVERN, currently
deployed in the Caribbean on APT(N) tasking for the Royal Navy, will
continue her Wider Regional Engagement programme by visiting Nassau, the
Bahamas 9-11 January 2015.
During the visit, the Commanding
Officer Lt Cdr Steven Banfield RN, will call on the British High
Commissioner, Honourary Consul, Governor General and US Defence Attaché,
and meet with ranking officials of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and
the US Coastguard to discuss maritime affairs.
HMS SEVERN will embark a number of guests for an evening ...
LPIA Notice Re: Family Island Travel from Lynden Pindling International Airport
- Dec 30, 2014 - 5:17:25 PM
Public Service Announcement Re: Family Island Travel from Lynden Pindling International Airport
Public is advised that due to the volume of persons travelling and
baggage to be processed during the New Year’s holiday, all passengers
travelling on domestic (Family Island) flights scheduled from
January 1, 2015 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 are asked to arrive and
check-in at the Lynden Pindling International Airport a minimum of two
hours prior to their flight time...
Missing elderly gentleman Gladstone Rolle sighted on Friday
- Dec 26, 2014 - 3:13:58 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - In late November NB12 ran
a news report about two missing elderly men with Alzheimer's Disease.
Over a month later, the search efforts have intensified with most recent
reported sighting on this past
in the Miller's Heights subdivision off Carmichael Road. Family
and friends of Gladstone Rolle and Anthony Bastian were joined by
concerned citizens that are a part of the group Rise Bahamas. On
November 28th, they joined the social media push through publishing the
excerpt of the NB12 news report through Facebook. Over 4,000 Bahamians
watched the video online...
MP Fitzgerald gives a $15K gift to Claridge Primary School
- Dec 11, 2014 - 10:13:35 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Scholastic books flooded
the campus of Claridge Primary School as the Member of Parliament for
the Marathon Constituency chose to give the gift of reading this holiday
season. “As Minister of Education, I realized that the best gift I
could give this holiday season would be related to promoting education.
Last year, I donated toys to the children, but this year, I wanted to
give something more tangible something that I know could have a lasting
impact and remain relevant even beyond the holiday season.”
Primary is the only primary school in the Marathon Constituency and so
they have been privileged to receive many much needed items from their
Member of Parliament. The Minister used the resources available in his
ministry and engaged the expertise of educators to ensure that the books
were appropriate for the ages and reading levels of the students...
CBP Seizes $63k in The Bahamas
- Dec 10, 2014 - 4:41:10 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS – U.S.
Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nassau CBP Preclearance
facility seized $63,851 in unreported currency from a U.S. citizen who
was subsequently arrested by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Dec. 8.
CBP officers at the Nassau Preclearance facility referred
five male U.S. citizens for a secondary inspection after they each
declared to be in possession of $9,000 U.S. dollars. Three men were en
route to JFK and two men were en route to Newark.
Upon further questioning, one of the passengers admitted
that he divided about $52,000 among his co-travelers in an attempt to
U.S. Embassy Provides Training for Drug Treatment Professionals
- Nov 7, 2014 - 1:32:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - With
funding from the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the U.S.
Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
Section is partnering with the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center to
create a cadre of internationally certified drug treatment personnel in
The Bahamas. As part of this program, the first two-week
train-the-trainer training of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC)
for Substance Use Disorders began at the Public Hospital Authority on
October 27. Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez formally launched the
training program at a small opening ceremony where he emphasized the
importance of providing holistic treatment for substance use disorders
to prevent and reduce the demand for dangerous drugs and crime...