Citizen Journalism to feature at Press Club meeting
- Apr 28, 2016 - 10:35:54 PM
The featured speaker at The Bahamas Press Club 2014’s regular
monthly meeting on May 3 at the British Colonial Hilton will be Citizen
Journalism specialist, John “Ish” Ishmael.
Resident in Canada,
ISH has employed Citizen Journalismfrom the time the Internet started.
He said it is a technique that ameliorates the insidious effect of Big
Media's Perception Management. Before that, ISH was a print journalist
in his native Guyana. He also treats his futurism books sold on
Amazon.Com as part of Citizen Journalism, and his books creates various
possible near futures based on current events and trends...
Water and Sewage Company Introduces Individual Service to Renters
- Apr 27, 2016 - 2:45:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Water and Sewage Corporation is making
business easier for landlords and tenants with the introduction of
individual service to renters and the best part is, it's as simple as
The individual service for renters is one of
many new features offered to customers of WSC. It allows tenants of
multi-family properties to have individual accounts monitoring water
usage. This alleviates the pressure from landlords having to manage and
pay water bills for their tenants and it gives tenants the freedom of
controlling their own accounts...
Girls in Information Communication Technology symposium
- Apr 25, 2016 - 1:00:15 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority
(URCA), along several licensees within the Electronic Communications
Sector will host for the second time, a one day symposium in observance
of International Girls in ICT Day in The Bahamas, April 28th, 2016.
Girls in ICT (Information Communication Technology) Day was first
launched in 2011 by the International Telecommunication Union, (ITU) and
is celebrated the 4th Thursday of April each year. Around the world
more than 150 countries set out to inspire more young women and girls to
explore and consider the large array of exciting careers in the fastest
Juan Gonzalez Makes Official Visit to The Bahamas
- Apr 22, 2016 - 5:38:39 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Juan
Gonzalez made an official two-day visit to The Bahamas April 18-19,
2016. His trip served as an opportunity to meet with senior government
officials and highlight the U.S. commitment to The Bahamas and the
During the visit, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa
Johnson hosted a welcome reception in honor of DAS Gonzalez at the U.S.
Ambassador’s Residence. Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, senior government officials and representatives from
the diplomatic corps, law enforcement, business and energy sectors, and
civil society were among the invited guests...
New Parole and Reentry Steering Committee to Set National Policy
- Apr 21, 2016 - 8:29:54 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas- Minister of National Security, Dr. Bernard Nottage,
has appointed a new parole and reentry steering committee tasked with
creating the policy framework for a parole system and inmate
rehabilitation, said Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs,
Allyson Maynard-Gibson, during her contribution to the 2015/16 Mid-Year
Budget Debate in the Senate today. The appointment of the committee
comes after the Government of the Bahamas signed a US$345,907 technical
cooperation with Inter-American Development Bank at the bank’s Annual
Meeting of the Board of Governors, along with the US$20 million Citizen
Security and Justice Loan.
Currently, the rate of incarceration
in The Bahamas is 379 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is 37% higher than
the average rate of incarceration for the Caribbean region...
Doctors Hospital Board Announces Changes To Executive Leadership
- Apr 21, 2016 - 4:53:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Doctors Hospital Health System today announced that Barry Rassin will
step down as President of Doctors Hospital Health System, but will
continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and assume a new
role as Consultant to the Board effective May 2, 2016.
new post, Mr. Rassin will continue to play an active role in the
International Patient Program as well as on special projects.
Securities Commission to host Caribbean Group of Securities Regulators Conference
- Apr 20, 2016 - 1:52:58 AM
The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (the Commission) will host the
12th Annual Caribbean Group of Securities Regulators (CGSR) Conference
and Workshop 20 - 22 April at the British Colonial Hilton, Nassau,
Bahamas. It is anticipated that some 45 regional and international
delegates and speakers will be in attendance.
The Honourable Hope
Strachan, Minister of Financial Services, will bring the keynote
address at the opening ceremony on 20 April. The Commission’s Chairman,
Tonya Bastian-Galanis, Executive Director, Christina Rolle and Financial
Sector Supervision Adviser of the Caribbean Regional Technical
Assistance Centre, Courtney Christie-Veitch will also bring remarks at
the opening ceremony.
Bank of The Bahamas responds to Tribune article
- Apr 19, 2016 - 12:34:41 PM
It was reported in today's Tribune that at the recent BOB shareholders
meeting I confirmed that politically influenced loans had been made by
the Bank in the past. If such was the impression created by my comments
it is incorrect. I was merely acknowledging that I was aware of
perceptions that politically influenced loans had been made in the past.
I was not, however, agreeing to the truth of the matter. Although the
perception persists, I have never seen any credible evidence that
politically influenced loans were granted by executive management nor
requested or instructed to be granted by any Board of Directors at Bank
of The Bahamas...
Bahamas first e-car public charging station launched
- Apr 18, 2016 - 2:23:03 PM
Elijah Knowles is only 15. But the 11th grader who isn’t even old enough
to have a driver’s license knows exactly what kind of car he wants.
he said without a split second’s hesitation. “First an electric car and
then when I am older, an electric truck one day.”
attends St. Anne’s and is a member of the Bahamas National Trust junior
program, was among the first of nearly 200 people who turned out to
witness the inaugural plug-in to the first public charging station for
electric cars in Nassau April 9 at the Retreat, Trust headquarters, on
Bahamas State of the Nation Report Launched at The College of The Bahamas
- Apr 14, 2016 - 11:49:37 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Civil society, students, Members of Parliament,
members of the diplomatic corps, the Secretary-General of the
International Telecommunications Union of the United Nations,
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) executives, and raft of other
distinguished guests gathered at the Oakes Field Campus of The College
of The Bahamas to witness the unveiling of what has been called “the
first milestone” on the path to a National Development Plan. That first
step is the State of the Nation Report (SNR), and according to Prime
Minister Perry Christie the entire process gives The Bahamas a fresh
opportunity to determine its own future...
New Providence Declared the World’s First ‘Smart Island’
- Apr 14, 2016 - 1:12:58 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Secretary General of the UN International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao declared New Providence “the
world’s first Smart Island” in a Special Presentation, April 11, 2016.
Zhao made the announcement as a guest speaker during the launch of the
“National Development Plan Report” at The College of The Bahamas Monday
Public Sector Transparency and Accountability Vital to Caribbean Economic Growth
- Apr 14, 2016 - 9:34:18 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Leaders from the public sector and
professional accountancy organizations from throughout the Caribbean
are meeting for in Nassau to revitalize efforts to improve public sector
financial management and support the region’s economic growth.
Opening the three-day strategic dialogue, The Bahamas Minister of State for Finance, The Hon.
Halkitis, MP, said: “Public sector spending comprises a significant
proportion of Caribbean gross domestic product. Given the sums involved,
it’s vital that we get our houses in order...
Peaceful protest held in Nassau over dump fires
- Apr 11, 2016 - 12:32:06 AM
Nassau, New Providence - A peaceful protest took
place on Sunday, April 10th to bring awareness to the Nassau landfill
fires. Starting at 4pm at Baha Mar Boulevard, the march continued to the
Melia round-about, and then looped back. Approximately 1500 people
participated, all of varying ages, and backgrounds.
The protest was organized by RABL (Raising Awareness Bahamas
Landfill), "an apolitical group formed in 2012 with the vision of a
sustained and integrated waste management in The Bahama," and protesters
were asked to dress in black and wear medical masks...
(Video) Bahamian entrepreneur, Alanna Rodgers speaks to IDB delegates for 'Young innovators' seminar
- Apr 9, 2016 - 7:00:51 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian
Alanna Rodgers speaks about her company "Tru Bahamian Tours" at the IDB
'Young Innovators' Seminar of April 7, 2016 at Baha Mar Convention
IDB-ICC 2016 meetings are being held from thee 7th through to the10th
and delegates from around the world are present.
presentation she speaks of how competing in tennis gave her the skills
to become an entrepreneur. Today Rodgers owns and operates,
Tru Bahamian Food Tours
, offering tourists culinary food tours...
Nassau Dump Fires Gaining Global Attention
- Apr 8, 2016 - 5:41:52 PM
After months of national
news coverage about the inevitable long-term health epidemic Bahamians
will face as the result of Nassau’s noxious dump fires, it took only one
brief—yet emotional—plea to finally put
a global spotlight on this island-wide crisis.
In a correspondence sent
earlier this week to Waterkeeper Alliance, one of the world’s largest
and fastest growing environmental organizations, a concerned Bahamian
issued a desperate cry for help...
State of the Nation Report to be launched at COB
- Apr 7, 2016 - 4:11:06 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Bahamas has embraced the development of a national
plan, and as the nation’s top tertiary institution, The College of The
Bahamas (COB) has assumed a critical role in the development of the
plan. Now, as the National Development Plan Steering Committee (NDPSC)
prepares to launch the State of the Nation Report (SNR), that
partnership is about to move to the next phase.
As the Vice Chair
of the Steering Committee, the College has provided leadership and
support to the NDPSC with pursuing its objectives.For instance, COB
drafted 10 primers for the State of the Nation Report covering the four
main pillars of focus: the Economy, Governance, Social Policy and the
Miss Bahamas Teenager 2016 Pageant Set for June 19th
- Apr 6, 2016 - 12:14:07 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – On Sunday, 19th June, 2016 a bevy of teenage
beauties from throughout The Bahamas will compete for the prestigious
title of Miss Bahamas Teenager 2016 with the hopes of becoming the
nation’s youth ambassador and represent The Bahamas at “Miss Teen
Universe Pageant” in 2017. This year’s pageant is under theme “Priceless
Pearls, without a spot.”
The Miss Bahamas Teenager Pageant will
be staged from 8p.m. to 10p.m. The pageant will be held at Super Club
Breezes Bahamas, Cable Beach in the “Sea Breeze Ballroom...
"Bank of The Bahamas anti-money laundering infrastructure is solid and meets the strictest compliance regulations"
- Apr 5, 2016 - 7:57:53 PM
The Bahamas today laid to rest fears raised by a news story that cited a
note in the bank’s annual report pointing to a potential weakness in
detecting revenue sources.
In a statement, the bank noted that the report cited predated the
completion of a project to implement a dual-process monitoring system.
The system is among the best in class available in the world and was
designed using carefully developed rules based on
anti-money laundering (AML) legislation, regulations and international
best practices to alert the bank of any attempts of money laundering and
“As the pressure mounts on all banks to be ever more vigilant about the
ongoing monitoring of customer relationships, we at Bank of The Bahamas
have been fully committed to identifying
the best processes available to enhance our control environment,” the
bank statement continued...
ICAC Conference to be held April 12-14 in Nassau, Bahamas
- Apr 3, 2016 - 7:09:17 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of the
Caribbean (ICAC) will host a groundbreaking conference here in The
Bahamas this month bringing together for the first time a gathering of
the Caribbean’s senior public sector leaders and representatives of
accountancy organizations to discuss world-class approaches to public
sector financial management and accounting standards.
The conference will be held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort from April 12th-14th.
Supported by The Bahamas’ Government and other donor partners and hosted
by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) in
collaboration with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
and the World Bank...
Ground Breaking of $120 Million Pharmachem Facility in Grand Bahama
- Apr 1, 2016 - 2:32:42 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone
Christie was in Grand Bahama Thursday morning, March 31, participating
in ground breaking ceremonies for Pharmachem Technologies G.B. Limited
Manufacturing Plant 3.
Situated at Pharmachem’s current site on
West Sunrise Highway, the new facility will cost in excess of $120
million. The Prime Minister projected construction of the new Pharmachem
plant will have a long-term positive effect on the Bahamian economy,
generating employment for highly-skilled technical jobs and semi-skilled
jobs for the next 20 years...