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
Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women
- Nov 25, 2016 - 10:45:45 AM
Friday, November 25, 2015 is being celebrated around the world as the
United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against
Women. It also marks the beginning of the global 16 days of activism,
which wraps up on December 10, Human Rights Day. The UN Secretary
General's campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women call for action
is themed: "Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence Against Women
The Zonta Clubs of Nassau and New Providence teamed up
to participate by hosting a "Paint the Town Orange" campaign and held a
special forum at the School of Nursing, Grosvenor Close. Zontians and
students took to the streets Thursday tying bright orange ribbons all
over Bay Street and Collins Avenue...
Bahamas Council of Deliberation to Honour, Illustrious Basil L. Sands, 33°
- Nov 25, 2016 - 9:47:44 AM
Nassau, THE BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Council of Deliberation will honour the
Illustrious Basil L. Sands, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander, United
Supreme Council, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,
Prince Hall Affiliated, Northern Jurisdiction, at a Testimonial Ball to
be held on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at the Meliả Nassau Beach Resort
in Cable Beach.
Illustrious Sands made history as the first
non-American to achieve the high office of Sovereign Grand Commander in
May of this year when he was elected to serve as the 19th Sovereign
Grand Commander of over seven thousand Scottish Rite Freemasons, Prince
Hall Affiliated, from the United States of America, Barbados, Canada,
Europe, the Far East and The Bahamas...
Miss World Bahamas Off to Miss World
- Nov 24, 2016 - 11:43:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – And she's off! Miss World Bahamas Ashley Hamilton
left for Washington, D. C. on November 22 where she will spend just
under a month competing in the 66th edition of the Miss World pageant!
Ashley will go up against beauties from over 120 countries in the
world’s largest beauty competition.
Ashley’s first day in
Washington was spent fulfilling official duties as a goodwill
ambassador. She attended a special reception held in her honor at the
Bahamas Consulate General, hosted by Consul General Paulette Zonicle.
Also in attendance were Ambassador Dr. Eugene Newry and some 30
Bahamians residing in the area...
Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Addresses Bahamas Press Club Awards
- Nov 23, 2016 - 11:49:18 AM
Nassau, Bahama - “A Responsible Press” Keynote Address by Most Hon. P. J. Patterson, on,
OCC,PC, QC at 2nd Annual Bahamas Press Club Awards Banquet British
Colonial Hiltons Saturday, November 19, 2016:
Always a pleasure to be in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Your kind invitation gives me good reason to be here.
There was that time in life when we needed no excuse – invitation or no
invitation. We came and did not always leave when expected...
WSC Signs Contracts to Extend Water Supply to South Andros
- Nov 21, 2016 - 3:23:43 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) signed a
contract $5.6 million with Island Site Development late last week to
extend and improve water supply to South Andros. The contract signing
follows a seven month tender process that allowed all companies to bid
on the work.
“This project will bring much needed service
improvements to an area that has been calling for relief for decades,”
said General Manager of WSC, Glen Laville. “We are very pleased to be
able to get this work started as well as the other components of this
loan program to improve quality of service for our family islands...
Bahamas Press Club holds black tie awards event honouring best in media
- Nov 21, 2016 - 9:25:41 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The best in Bahamian media were awarded during
The Bahamas Press Club Second Annual Media Awards held at the British
Colonial Hilton on Saturday, November 20, 2016. It was held under the
distinguished Patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Tie event was held in the Governor’s Ballroom, at which The Most
Honourable P J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica delivered the
Miss World Bahamas to Host Hurricane Benefit Concert with Promoter Ryan Knowles
- Nov 18, 2016 - 5:41:27 PM
In the weeks since the devastating passage of Hurricane
Matthew through the islands of the Bahamas, Miss World Bahamas Ashley Hamilton has been busy bringing
new meaning to the motto “Beauty With a Purpose” as a champion of the cause of hurricane relief. She has
travelled to areas hardest hit by the storm and spearheaded an exercise which delivered supplies to hundreds
of households in need. And now along with promoter Ryan Knowles, she will host “Concert for a Cause” on
Sunday, November 20, at Compass Point, West Bay St.
The hurricane relief benefit concert will run from 5 pm to 8 pm and feature local artists such as Tebby, Judah
the Lion, Sonovia Pierre, Richa Sands, Bodine Johnson and many more...
Leading Ladies to Heat Up the Runway at Red Dress Soiree
- Nov 17, 2016 - 3:26:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Twelve Leading Ladies, twelve red gowns, one magical
night. On Saturday, December 10, 2016 The Red Dress Soiree, powered by
Aliv will once again celebrate exceptional Bahamian women showcasing red
gowns created by local designers at a high energy charity event. The
event will be held in the Imperial Ballroom at Atlantis. Tickets are
available for a donation of $225.
The event, dubbed the
glamourous giveback, will feature a cocktail reception, a runway
presentation of each leading lady in her specially designed gown
followed by a three-course dinner, dancing and a silent auction. One
hundred percent of the proceeds from the event’s silent auction benefit
The Bahamas AIDS Foundation, specifically their work with adolescents
infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS...
Bahamian chef snags silver and bronze at Culinary Olympics in Germany
- Nov 17, 2016 - 11:22:04 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Hurricane Matthew may have hampered Bahamian Chef Sheldon Sweeting's preparation for the 2016 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt,
Germany, but the challenges brought on by the category four hurricane
were not enough to stop the top chef from receiving silver and bronze
honours at the epic culinary showdown.
Chef Sweeting and Chef
Ron Johnson recently traveled to Germany, just weeks after the
hurricane, to represent The Bahamas in the six-day event. This year's
competition marked the second individual showing and fourth overall
appearance for Chef Sweeting. For Chef Johnson - who received a
certificate of participation...
National Women's Week Opens in Nassau
- Nov 14, 2016 - 10:44:07 PM
The Ministry of Social Services and Community Development announced
National Women's Week and officially introduced its newest Director to
the public during a press conference on Monday. Minister Melanie Griffin
proudly shared plans for this year's National Women's Week with a room
full of stakeholders in women's affairs and members of the press.
national week of celebrations is held annually to mark the achievements
of the Women's Suffrage Movement, the anniversary of the right of the
Bahamian woman to participate in the electoral process, and to honor the
"quiet revolution" that ultimately played a significant part in the
struggle for Majority Rule and eventual independence.
Paradise Island luxury condos ‘sales, construction on target for spring 2018 completion’
- Nov 10, 2016 - 2:14:02 PM
An ultra-luxury residential condo complex on Paradise Island got an all
thumbs-up today following a tour by investors and developers who
pronounced the project, THIRTY SIX, ‘100% on target in sales and
slightly ahead of schedule in construction.’
“We are extremely
satisfied both with the progress of the infrastructural development,
particularly in light of Hurricane Matthew, and with the interest from
prospective buyers which continues to be very strong,” said Jason
Kinsale, Aristo Development President and CEO...
PADF Youth Mock Trial Gives Students Insight Into Bahamian Judicial Process
- Nov 9, 2016 - 3:11:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - For five weeks, 10th grade students at the Akhepran
International Academy prepared for a full mock trial presentation as a
part of the Resistance And Prevention Program (RAPP) organized through
the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF). The lively, one-day
trial unfolded at the school in front of program facilitators, youth
leaders, student observers and parents.
In a case involving two
teenagers using cell phones and social media in an inappropriate and
possibly criminal manner, participants presented a full case complete
with witnesses and cross examinations. Noted local attorney, Mr. Wayne
Munroe, Q.C., served as trial magistrate and offered guidance to the
students during the mock trial...
Bahamian Luxury Lifestyle Brand Releases Newest Digital Supplement
- Nov 9, 2016 - 12:38:30 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Bahamian Escapes Luxury Real Estate and Lifestyle
brand, launched its newest digital magazine supplement on Tuesday
November 8th, 2016.
Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Bahamian Escapes Magazine features a fresh new look
from cover to back and offers an exclusive look inside Villa Sul Mare, a tropical
oasis in the swanky and ultra-exclusive Ocean Club Estates on Paradise Island.
Subscribers will find real estate updates and the latest in interior design trends.
From start to finish, the issue offers an exclusive look into the lifestyle of the
affluent in The Bahamas...
University of The Bahamas Charter Week Schedule - November 6th-10th
- Nov 4, 2016 - 10:49:43 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are a list of events set for this coming week to commemorate the University of the Bahamas Charter:
Service of Thanksgiving on the Occasion of the Charter for UB on Sunday, November 6th, 3:00 p.m. at the
Christ Church Cathedral
To be held at historic Christ Church Cathedral on George Street in downtown Nassau, this service is scheduled to begin at
and will commence the week of formal charter events. The cathedral is
“mother church” of all Anglican churches in The Bahamas and the Turks
and Caicos Islands. The service will provide an opportunity for the
academic community, government officials, the wider Bahamian community,
and specially invited guests to worship in thanksgiving
for the imminent establishment of the University of The Bahamas and the
legacy of its antecedent, the College of The Bahamas...
Water and Sewerage Corporation launch mobile app
- Nov 3, 2016 - 3:33:50 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Mobile apps are software applications designed to
run on smartphones,tablet computers and other mobile devices. Last year
it was reported that, more than100 billion mobile apps had been
downloaded from online stores around the world. Last weekend the Water
and Sewerage Corporation, in wanting to meet consumer demand and growing
technology in our market, launched the first utilities mobile app that
allows customers to report complaints directly from their smartphone.
Water & Sewerage team launched their mobile app, wscMobile at the
Mall at Marathon. The application, went into its final testing phase in
late August and after weeks of testing, as well as a small setback
caused by Hurricane Matthew, it was finally ready to be launched to the
Elvstrom Sails Names Nassau-based Phillips Sailmakers Regional Partner
- Nov 2, 2016 - 3:27:05 PM
Elvstrom Sails, one of the world’s top ranking designers and builders of
racing and cruising sails, has named Nassau-based Phillips Sailmakers
its service point for a broad region with the closest similar
appointment in Seattle, Washington, nearly 3,000 miles away.
A second smaller service point has been established in Antigua.
nearly 30 years of designing and building sails and a lifetime passion
for everything boating, being named the representative for the legendary
global sailmaker Elvstrom Sails is a distinct honour,” said Phillips
Sailmakers & Awning Manufacturers founder and President Larry
U.S. officials meet with Bahamas' Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
- Oct 28, 2016 - 3:34:16 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- On Friday, October 28, 2016, Acting Assistant Secretary in the
Department of State's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen
Aponte, accompanied by U.S. Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson, met with The
Bahamas' Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, The Hon. Fred
Mitchell, and MFA officials for a lunch meeting at Graycliff Restaurant
in Nassau to discuss issues of mutual interest...