||Last Updated: Oct 24, 2014 - 12:03:45 PM
Fred Mitchell Remarks at the Official Opening of Diplomatic Week
- Oct 24, 2014 - 11:06:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks by Fred Mitchell, MP,
Minister of Foreign Affairs:
The primary responsibility of the
Government of The Bahamas is to create and maintain a social, political
and economic order that would foster peace and prosperity for all its
In this regard, the dynamics of the new global
political and economic order, that has developed in recent times, has
obliged the Government, in general, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Immigration, in particular, to maintain a constant awareness of the
outside world, and to engage in an active diplomacy, conducted, for the
most part, in a wide variety of bilateral and multilateral fora...
Contract Signed for Completion of Grand Bahama Arts and Crafts Center
- Oct 23, 2014 - 10:29:51 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville along
with Mr. Arnold A. Forbes M.P., Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural
Industrial Corporation on Wednesday evening participated in contract signing
for the completion of the Grand Bahama Arts and Crafts building.
McDonald Construction Company has been awarded the contract for the completion
of the construction and retrofitting of the facility located on East Sunrise
explained that since the acquisition of the facility in 2011, the gallery has
been renovated, but to date, certain parts of the facility...
India’s National Security Advisor Opens The Munich Security Conference (MSC)
- Oct 23, 2014 - 6:11:51 PM
INDIA - On October 21/22, the MSC held its 6th MSC Core Group
Meeting, this time in New Delhi in cooperation with the Observer
Research Foundation. The conference in New Delhi focused on security
architecture in Europe and Asia. Questions of maritime security in the
Indo-Pacific, cyber security, as well as challenges of global governance
and the role of emerging powers were also discussed.
India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval opened the conference
with a programmatic speech on Indian foreign policy in which he stressed
the importance of democracy and co-operation between democratic states
for global peace and security.
Co-operatives Balance People, Planet, and Profit
- Oct 23, 2014 - 6:04:15 PM
Bahamas -- The Department of Co-operative Development in the Ministry of
Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government in conjunction with The
Bahamas Cooperative League Limited held a Distinguished Lecture on Thursday,
October 16 at The College of The Bahamas (COB) in celebration of International Credit
Union Day observed October 16.
which is among events marking the 40th anniversary of cooperatives
in The Bahamas was held under the theme “Accelerating Wealth Creation Through
PM Speaks at Statoil Expansion; Mentions GB Ebola Procedures
- Oct 23, 2014 - 5:54:53 PM
his address at the ceremonies, the Prime Minister took the opportunity to
inform the public of a Task Force that is in place to deal with Ebola and other
health issues. He also advised that Mr. Greg Bartlett, a former Chief of Staff
at the Rand Hospital has been recommended to head the Task Force of Grand
Bahama, and that the Minister for Grand Bahama...
ROCK, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie was
in Grand Bahama Thursday morning to participate in Ground Breaking ceremonies
for the new Statoil South Riding Point, LLC Administration Building.
U.S. State Department Issues Worldwide Caution
- Oct 23, 2014 - 4:46:49 PM
Worldwide Caution Issued From The Department of State
The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide
information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence
against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens
are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take
appropriate steps to incre
ase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated April 10, 2014.
The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of
terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against
U.S. citizens and interests overseas...
Bahamas Striping Invests in $80,000.00 Machinery
- Oct 23, 2014 - 3:49:27 PM
Grand Bahama - Caribbean Pavement Solutions, a subsidiary of Bahamas
Striping Group of Companies, most recently introduced its revolutionary
product, Rejuvaseal to the Bahamian market.
is an asphalt rejuvenator which is designed to help preserve and
prevent the asphalt from degradation from oxidation from the weather,
water, fuel, and other elements.
Seahorse Plaza in Grand Bahama is the first recipient of the product.
Since the application of the product, it has now become an integral part
of the asphalt, and the longevity of the asphalt will increase to three
to five years...
VAT Family Island Clinics to Begin
- Oct 23, 2014 - 3:48:46 PM
The first clinic is scheduled for Marsh Harbour, Abaco next
Tuesday and Wednesday.
It will be held at the Bahamas Government Complex beginning
at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.
There is also a registration clinic scheduled for Bimini on
The clinic will be held at the courthouse from 11:00
A schedule of upcoming Family Island clinics will be
published on Monday, October 29th.
Senator Hunt Visits Embassy of Bahamas in Washington
- Oct 23, 2014 - 3:07:47 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator
Heather Hunt, who is currently participating in U.S. State Department’s
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), visited the Embassy of The
Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
the absence of His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States, who is currently participating in Diplomatic Week in Nassau, Senator
Hunt was welcomed to the Embassy by Mr. Chet Neymour, Charge’ de Affaires a.i./Deputy
Chief of Mission; Miss Krissy Hanna, Second Secretary; and Mr. Mikhail Bullard,
Third Secretary. The IVLP is the U.S. State Department’s premier professional
"Nygard’s Attorney Letter Branded ‘Pathetic Smoke Screen’"
- Oct 23, 2014 - 2:45:06 PM
claims of FNM conspiracy dismissed as a weak attempt by fashion designer to
mask his own ties to the governing PLP party
Nassau, Bahamas –
The claims that the opposition FNM is involved in a conspiracy against Peter
Nygard were yesterday dismissed as an “utter fiction” designed to disguise the
controversial fashion designer’s own ties to the governing PLP.
Fred Smith, QC, legal director for Save The Bays,
said the conspiracy claim by Nygard’s US attorney Marc Kasowitz, made without
any supporting evidence, is also an attempt to keep the lid on a wealth of
Poppy Presented to Bahamas Governor General
- Oct 23, 2014 - 2:44:37 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Officers and members of the British Legion
Bahamas Branch paid a courtesy call and presented Her Excellency the
Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling with the ‘First Poppy’ of
Remembrance at Government House on Monday, October 20, 2014.
was presented to the Governor General in recognition of upcoming
Remembrance Day in November to memorialize those who lost their lives in
war. The remembrance poppy alludes to poppies that bloomed on
battlefields of Flanders in World War 1...
Baha Mar Eco-Reef Attracts Renewed Marine Life
- Oct 23, 2014 - 2:38:49 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Parrotfish,
sea urchins, sponges and coral are
flourishing in the crystal-clear waters off the $3.5 billion Baha Mar
resort, as the luxury destination has completed the installation of more
than 300 eco-coral antlers to enhance its artificial reef experience.
to encourage coral and marine life at Baha Mar began in April 2014,
when Baha Mar’s environmental team began the installation of coral
and 48 reef balls on the seabed. The installation wrapped up in mid-July, when the final coral antlers were placed...
German Ambassador calls on Bahamas Governor General
- Oct 23, 2014 - 12:56:16 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - His Excellency
Joachim Christoph Schmillen, Ambassador Designate of Germany to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to the
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government
House on Wed
nesday, October 22, 2014...
OAS Condems Attacks in Ottawa, Canada
- Oct 23, 2014 - 12:41:38 PM
General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel
Insulza, today condemned "the cowardly shooting of a soldier dutifully
guarding Canada’s war memorial and the subsequent armed attack on
which represent an affront to the very symbols of Canadian democracy,”
and expressed his support and the Organization's for the Government of
Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The Secretary General offered his condolences to the family of Corporal
Nathan Cirillo, who was killed in the attack at the Cenotaph, and said
he stood in solidarity with all Canadians during this difficult time. He
also noted the courage of members of the
security services who risked their lives...
Vote For Your Favourite Bahamian Musician
- Oct 23, 2014 - 12:26:37 PM
People’s Choice Award Polls To Close In One Week
Bahamas- Persons interested in seeing their favourite Bahamian musician
honoured in the 2015 Cacique Awards have only one more week to get their
votes in before the People’s Choice voting polls are closed.
The polls opened in early October after radio stations submitted the hottest secular and gospel songs on their playlists.
Dame Marguerite Honoured in London
- Oct 23, 2014 - 12:00:27 PM
Bahamas High Commission London honoured Governor General, Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling after her Investiture at Buckingham
Tuesday, October 14th.
Marguerite was welcomed to Bahamas House by His Excellency Eldred
Bethel and Mrs Dawne Bethel, a host of Bahamians, dignitaries and
friends of The Bahamas at the reception in her honour.
Dame Marguerite was invested with the Insignia of a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael
and St George by ...
Bahamas Diplomatic Week Heads of Mission Luncheon
- Oct 23, 2014 - 11:30:32 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
-- The Prime Minister attended a Diplomatic Week Heads of Mission
Luncheon, October 22, at Melia Nassau Beach Resort. Diplomatic Week of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the first of its kind and features a
number of events with participation from Bahamas Heads of Missions who
are in Nassau for the landmark occasion, and members of the diplomatic
community residing in The Bahamas. Pictured at Melia are Bahamas Heads
of Mission at the luncheon, and gathered for photo.
From left: HE Eldred Bethel, Bahamas High Commissioner, United Kingdom;
HE Calsey Johnson, Bahamas High Commissioner, Canada; HE Alma Adams,
Ambassador to Cuba; HE Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Permanent
Representative to the UN in New York; Mr. Ricardo Treco...
Canada's Prime Minister Statement on Attack in Ottawa
- Oct 22, 2014 - 10:44:22 PM
CANADA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following
“My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a
brutal and violent attack on our soil.
“Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of
Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of
“Corporal Cirillo was killed today – murdered in cold blood – as he
provided a ceremonial Honour Guard at Canada’s National War Memorial.
Minister Mitchell on Bahamas Immigration Regulatory Changes
- Oct 22, 2014 - 9:31:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Delivered at Fox Hill PLP Branch Meeting
on 22nd October 2014 at Doris Johnson High School:
I wish to give a brief statement in response to the
feedback on the administrative measures announced by me in the House of
Assembly on Immigration.
I said that there would be certain changes expected on
following a period of feedback. Nothing that has come back by way of
feedback on the policies indicates that there is a need to change that
administrative starting date. The date will therefore stand as the
commencement date of the policy.