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International Education Award builds connections between The Bahamas & Kamloops, British Columbia
- Jan 17, 2017 - 2:54:19 PM
Vantage Airport Group, which operates both Lynden Pindling International
Airport in The Bahamas and Kamloops Airport in British Columbia,
Canada, today announced that its inaugural International Education Award
has been granted. The annual $7,500 tuition award is available to a
student from The Bahamas who enters or continues their studies in an
undergraduate program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in a specific
area of study. This year’s recipient is Bahamian Krishe Pratt who is
currently studying at TRU.
The introduction of the award in late
2015 prompted college-bound Bahamian students to take an unprecedented
interest in Kamloops and its university...
Minister Mitchell Addresses the Topic, "So You Want to be a Foreign Minister"
- Jan 17, 2017 - 2:15:53 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration,
the Hon. Frederick Mitchell addressed the topic, "So You Want to be a
Foreign Minister," on Monday evening, January 16, 2017 at Choices
Restaurant, at the University of The Bahamas.
Minister Mitchell gave an
overview of the responsibilities of a Minister of Foreign Affairs, and
also answered questions from the audience, which comprised students,
teachers, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and the general public...
Fred Smith: Bullard and Davilma are whistleblowers, not perpetrators
- Jan 17, 2017 - 1:57:38 PM
The Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) has always supported,
and continues to support, the crucial and valiant work of the officers
and leadership of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. We have lauded
Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade in particular as an exemplary
defender of fairness and justice throughout his distinguished career.
is therefore with profound regret that we express our bafflement and
dismay at the Commissioner’s recent comments regarding the stalled
investigation into threats against the lives and safety of members of
the environmental group Save The Bays (STB).
Mrs. Christie Presented with Fly Fishing Permit
- Jan 17, 2017 - 1:36:05 PM
The Department of Marine Resources presented a Fly
Fishing Permit to Mrs. Bernadette Christie, wife of Prime Minister the
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, at the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine
Resources on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Regulation of the Fly Fishing
Industry became effective January 9, 2017.
Pictured presenting the
permit is Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V.
Alfred Gray. Also pictured are staff of the Ministry...
Prime Minister Christie's remarks at MSC Cruise Port Ground Breaking Ceremony at Ocean Cay
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:30:55 PM
Remarks By The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister And Minister Of Finance At The Mediterranean Shipping Company Cruise Port Ground Breaking Ceremony Ocean Cay, Bimini, The Bahamas on 16th January 2017:
I’d like to take this
opportunity to welcome back to The Bahamas Mr. Pierfrancesco Vago,
Executive Chairman of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Cruises, and
to once again thank him and the Aponte family for their continued
interest in and support of The Bahamas.
Not only does Mr. Vago
serve as chairman of cruise operations at MSC, but has been at the helm
of the Cruise Line Industry Association’s (CLIA) UK operations as its
chairman for the past three years, and the driving force behind this
project here at Ocean Cay...
Public Service and UB Sign MOU for Training and Assessment
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:26:39 PM
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of the
Public Service and the University of The Bahamas (UB) for the continuous
development and training of Public Servants.
agreement was signed on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the auditorium of
the Harry C. Moore Library at UB, and was viewed as an important step in
a productive relationship between The Government & UB...
Learning about Majority Rule through walking classroom
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:23:08 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – The University of The Bahamas addressed the topic
“Technology, Innovation and Majority Rule” on the second day of its
Distinguished Lecture and Symposium in celebration of the 50th
Anniversary of Majority Rule. The Lecture addressed innovation in the
teaching of history, and more specifically the use of technology to
relay the Majority Rule narrative.
The panel discussion, January
13, 2017 at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, UB, was
presented by “From Dat Time”: The Oral and Public History Institute,
School of Social Sciences and University Libraries Department...
Minister Darville Says Crime is Down in Grand Bahama
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:02:07 PM
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville said that it has been confirmed by Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour that crime is down by 49 percent
since September 2016 in Grand Bahama.
“And just last week, as
reported by Commissioner Greenslade, serious crime has been reduced
nationwide, the largest year-to-year drop since 2004,” Minister Darville
United Methodist Mission Volunteers call on Bahamas Governor General
- Jan 17, 2017 - 11:21:30 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - United Methodist Volunteers in Missions Pay Courtesy Call on the
Governor General: NASSAU, The Bahamas -- United Methodist Volunteers in
Missions of Minnesota paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, at Government House on Friday,
January 13, 2017.
Pictured from left: Esther Sargent, Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Pastor Cecil Newbold, and Deborah Barry...
DPM Davis presented with Sailing Club floating trophy
- Jan 17, 2017 - 11:13:58 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Executive members of The Cat Island Association
Sailing Club presented Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and
Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis with a Floating Trophy, January
13, 2017 at the Ministry.
From left are: Maxwell Burrows, President
Pat Strachan, Deputy Prime Minister Davis, and Marcian Mortimer...
MSC Breaks Ground on Cruise Port with a Conservation Aspect
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:57:32 AM
Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that under its Heads of
Agreement negotiated with the Bahamas Government, the Mediterranean
Shipping Company (MSC) will invest over $100 million to transform Ocean
Cay into a ‘world-class cruise destination.’
"In so doing, MSC
will join a distinctive club of cruise liners that own exclusive private
islands serving as dedicated cruise destinations," Prime Minister
Christie said, January 16, 2017 during the Official Groundbreaking
Ceremony for the MSC Cruise Port on the cay...
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...
Bahamasair Makes Inaugural Flight to Haiti
- Jan 15, 2017 - 4:43:43 PM
A water salute and a large contingent of Haitian
officials welcomed Bahamasair’s inaugural flight to Port-au-Prince,
Haiti, as it touched down shortly before 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January
14, 2017 at Toussaint Louverture International Airport.
Avions de Transport Régional-42 (ATR), 50 seat, turbo, prop aircraft,
one of the National Flag Carrier’s newest fleet acquired in 2015,
provides non-stop service into Port-au-Prince two days per week,
Wednesday and Saturday, and is expected to boost revenue for the airline
as the frequency increases...
National Geographic Researchers, Bahamian Scientists and Local Students Explore Abaco Blue Holes
- Jan 15, 2017 - 3:52:12 PM
From December 3 – 19, some of the world’s top explorers and scientists
in their fields were on-island to map out and research Abaco’s
mysterious and beautiful blue holes. A large part of their visit has
also been spent conducting educational outreach to students of Abaco.
The scientists and researchers are here as part of a research grant,
“Exploration, Mapping, and Outreach in The Bahamas Blue Holes National
Park,” which is funded in part by National Geographic. Local partners
include the National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities, Monuments
& Museum Corporation (AMMC), Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS)
and many local businesses and individuals...
Ambassador McWeeney attends Diplomatic Corps gathering with Pope Francis at The Vatican
- Jan 14, 2017 - 10:58:31 AM
The Bahamas non-resident Ambassador to the Holy See, His
Excellency, Sean McWeeney QC, attended the annual gathering of the
diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See in the Apostolic Palace of
the Vatican this past week in Italy. The high point was the annual
“state-of-the world” address delivered on Monday, January 9th to the
ambassadors by His Holiness, Pope Francis, followed by the traditional
exchange of greetings between each of the Ambassadors and the Pope. It
was Mr. McWeeney's third time meeting Pope Francis.
In his address, Pope Francis delivered a sobering and wide-ranging survey of the major issues facing the world today...
Bishop Boyd: Do Justice, Love Kindness and Walk Humbly
- Jan 13, 2017 - 5:10:38 PM
The Rt. Rev'd Laish Boyd, Bishop of the Anglican
Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands, called on
attendants at a church service to mark the Opening of the Legal Year to
view their jobs as service to their nation.
“It's not just about
earning a salary. It's about serving,” said Bishop Boyd. He admonished
the congregation to adjust their perspective, and focus on service.
ceremony, which is held annually to invoke God's presence at the
beginning of each year, was held at Christ Church Cathedral on
Wednesday, January 11, 2017. It was attended by Chief Justice Sir
Hartman Longley, Dame Anita Allen...
Greenslade Reports 26 Percent Decrease in Overall Crime - New Police Initiatives, Public Cooperation Cited as Reasons
- Jan 13, 2017 - 2:30:23 PM
The Bahamas experienced a 26 percent decrease in
overall serious crimes for the year 2016 – the largest decrease in
serious crime in 12 years -- thanks in large part to double digit
decreases in almost every category of crime, Commissioner of Police
Ellison Greenslade announced Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Greenslade cited the implementation of a number of new police
initiatives, public support, the “diligence and sacrifice” of the men
and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and public adherence to
community policing advice, as additional reasons for the decrease...
The Bahamas Legal Year Opens
- Jan 13, 2017 - 2:19:12 PM
Swift Justice Initiative, a Sweeping Success
In her address at the ceremony to mark the opening of the Legal Year,
Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General and Minister
of Legal Affairs highlighted Swift Justice among the “successes” and
“sweeping changes” that the judicial system has seen in the last four
She said the administration of justice in The Bahamas has
seen a “major” transformation as a direct result of the Swift Justice
PM Christie: The Legacy of January 10th Belongs to All Bahamians
- Jan 13, 2017 - 1:28:15 PM
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie
said, during the 50th Anniversary of Majority Day Celebration on the
Southern Recreation Grounds, that January 10th is a day on the National
Calendar that belongs to all Bahamians, regardless of background,
politics, race or social and economic status.
"January 10th must
be commemorated and celebrated by all of us because it truly represents
one of the great, defining moments in our evolution as a people," Prime
Minister Christie said, on January 10, 2017...
Newry addresses 'The Dream of '67' at UB 50th Anniversary of Majority Rule Symposium
- Jan 13, 2017 - 10:58:08 AM
The journey from Majority Rule to modern times, has been an ‘interesting’
one in Bahamian history, according to Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas to the United States of America, His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry in his
Distinguished Lecture on ‘The Dream of ‘67’ as guest speaker in the University
of The Bahamas’ 50th Anniversary of Majority Rule Symposium, January
Dr. Newry traced, from an
academic perspective, the milestones in Bahamian history that propelled the
freedom movement that led to Majority Rule in The Bahamas on January 10, 1967
-- one of the nation’s most pivotal and important moments...