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International Day to End Violence Against Women celebrated with Women in the Arts event - Nov 29, 2016 - 9:57:11 AM

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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 participating...
News : New Providence
National Women's Week Celebrations Wrap up with March - Nov 28, 2016 - 11:54:07 PM

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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 Bahamas campus.

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...
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Blackout March Well Supported in Nassau - Nov 25, 2016 - 3:39:13 PM

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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 leadership of Campaign for The Bahamas and Our Carmichael. 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 heard."

The 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 concerns...
News : New Providence
Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women - Nov 25, 2016 - 10:45:45 AM

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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 and Girls"

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...
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Bahamas Council of Deliberation to Honour, Illustrious Basil L. Sands, 33° - Nov 25, 2016 - 9:47:44 AM

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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...
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Miss World Bahamas Off to Miss World - Nov 24, 2016 - 11:43:20 PM

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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...
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Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Addresses Bahamas Press Club Awards - Nov 23, 2016 - 11:49:18 AM

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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...
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WSC Signs Contracts to Extend Water Supply to South Andros - Nov 21, 2016 - 3:23:43 PM

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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...
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Bahamas Press Club holds black tie awards event honouring best in media - Nov 21, 2016 - 9:25:41 AM

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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.

The Black Tie event was held in the Governor’s Ballroom, at which The Most Honourable P J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica delivered the Keynote Address...
News : New Providence
Miss World Bahamas to Host Hurricane Benefit Concert with Promoter Ryan Knowles - Nov 18, 2016 - 5:41:27 PM

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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...

News : New Providence
Leading Ladies to Heat Up the Runway at Red Dress Soiree - Nov 17, 2016 - 3:26:40 PM

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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...
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Bahamian chef snags silver and bronze at Culinary Olympics in Germany - Nov 17, 2016 - 11:22:04 AM

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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...
News : New Providence
National Women's Week Opens in Nassau - Nov 14, 2016 - 10:44:07 PM

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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.

This 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.
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Paradise Island luxury condos ‘sales, construction on target for spring 2018 completion’ - Nov 10, 2016 - 2:14:02 PM

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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...
News : New Providence
PADF Youth Mock Trial Gives Students Insight Into Bahamian Judicial Process - Nov 9, 2016 - 3:11:20 PM

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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...
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Bahamian Luxury Lifestyle Brand Releases Newest Digital Supplement - Nov 9, 2016 - 12:38:30 PM

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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...
News : New Providence
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 3:00 p.m. and will commence the week of formal charter events. The cathedral is the “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...

News : New Providence
Water and Sewerage Corporation launch mobile app - Nov 3, 2016 - 3:33:50 PM

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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.

The 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 general public...
News : New Providence
Elvstrom Sails Names Nassau-based Phillips Sailmakers Regional Partner - Nov 2, 2016 - 3:27:05 PM

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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.

“After 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 Phillips, ABYC...
News : New Providence
U.S. officials meet with Bahamas' Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration - Oct 28, 2016 - 3:34:16 PM

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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...
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