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Nominations for the 17th Cacique Awards
- Dec 2, 2016 - 10:14:04 PM
Nominations for the 17th Cacique Awards to be held in April 2017 are now open.
awards, which celebrate the brightest and the best in the country’s
hospitality industry, will be held at the Baha Mar Convention Center on
April 8th under the theme, “The Business of Tourism.”
There are 18 local categories and five international categories that will be honoured...
Excavation Begins of Purported Lucayan Remains in Long Island
- Dec 2, 2016 - 5:50:21 PM
A multi-sectoral team of researchers and scientists has begun the
tedious work of excavating ancient remains buried in the sand dunes of
Clarence Town, Long Island. The remains are believed to be those of
Lucayans who inhabited the islands between 600 AD and the 1500s.
recent groundbreaking discovery has national and international
research, archaeological and historical significance as it relates to
the history of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) is working in conjunction with
the Florida Museum of Natural History and University...
Florida Manatee Decides It's Better in The Bahamas
- Dec 2, 2016 - 4:15:42 PM
Bahamian Research Group Confirms “Washburn” the Wandering Manatee’s Safe Arrival
Florida manatee known as “Washburn” has made history by being the first
manatee that researchers have actively tracked as it crossed the Gulf
Stream and arrived in the Bahamas. Last week, scientists from the
Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) confirmed the
pregnant manatee is now swimming in the waters of the northern Abacos
near Grand Cay.
Crossing the 4-mph Gulf Stream and finding the
banks of the Bahamas is no easy feat for slow-swimming manatees
typically found in shallow water so researchers monitoring her track
during her near 200-mile trek were somewhat concerned.
Blues artist Adam Karch to perform free concert in Grand Bahama: December 3rd
- Dec 2, 2016 - 2:44:25 PM
Canadian blues artist, Adam Karch will perform a free concert at
Rooster's Sports Bar on Saturday, December 3rd. For those that
attended his 2011 concert
, you already know this is a performance not to be missed!
Rooster's Bar & Grill
is located off of Fishing Hole Road upstairs on the Bahamas Industrial
Technologies' east-facing balcony. Again, this is a free, un-ticketed
"I'm really looking forward to sharing my new songs and bringing the
blues back to The Bahamas," said Karch. "I love sharing my music, and
Grand Bahama is a little slice of paradise to visit..."
People-to-People Experience Cultivates Musical Showcase
- Dec 2, 2016 - 11:43:35 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- On November 11th, just a few days after
major cruise lines returned to the shores of Grand Bahama Island, in the
aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, a special group of musicians from the
Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) in
Maryland cruised over to the nation’s second city for a time of musical
The group of twenty-five, comprising of
professional musicians and family members, travelled on board the
Carnival Sunshine as a part of the Arias at Sea, Blacks in Classical
Music Cruise, which celebrates Blacks in Classical Music...
Rahming joins in Tributes to Late Venezuela Envoy
- Dec 2, 2016 - 11:24:26 AM
Washington, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United Nations and Permanent Representative to the
Organization of American States (OAS), was among those paying tribute to
the late Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez, Venezuela’s Permanent
Representative to the OAS during a special meeting of the OAS Permanent
Council in the Simon Bolívar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street
and Constitution Avenue, N.W., on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
behalf of the government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
I express profound condolences to the government and people of the
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the passing of H.E. Ambassador
Bernardo Alvarez,” Dr. Rahming said...
Interest Building for 2017 Caribbean Travel Marketplace
- Dec 2, 2016 - 9:07:31 AM
Miami - Interest is building for next year's Caribbean Travel
Marketplace, the Caribbean's largest marketing event which will take
place at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas from January 31 to
February 2, 2017.
Produced by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association (CHTA), in collaboration with the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism, the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association, the Nassau/Paradise
Island Promotion Board and the Paradise Island Tourism Development
Association, the event features two days of business meetings that match
buyers and suppliers through a busy program of thousands of
Ministry of Health Observes World AIDS Day at Golden Gates Assembly Church Service
- Dec 2, 2016 - 7:48:17 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 of every
year. The Ministry of Health held a World AIDS Day Church Service at
Golden Gates Assembly on December 1, 2016, with the Minister of Health
the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez (pictured speaking) delivering an address.
School students also attended the event...
Child Protection Council Launches Interactive Programme
- Dec 2, 2016 - 12:20:32 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The National Child Protection Council in
conjunction with the Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services
of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development launched an
interactive programme for junior and senior high students on Wednesday,
November 30, 2016.
The programme was created as part of Universal Children's Day which was recently observed...
Closure of the Capture of the Nassau Grouper Throughout The Bahamas starts Dec. 1
- Dec 1, 2016 - 11:07:26 PM
The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public,
the fixed dates of the closure of the fishing of Nassau Grouper is now
enforced, commencing December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.
Department of Marine Resources wishes to further advise that the taking,
landing, processing, selling or offering for sale of Nassau Grouper is
The general public is to note that the ban is only for the Nassau Grouper...
Solar Powered Boutique Hotel Opens on Exuma
- Dec 1, 2016 - 10:49:21 PM
On a remote cay off Great Exuma, Bahamas sits a small luxury boutique hotel waiting to be explored.
Lumina Point, which officially opened at the end of November, features
12 rooms, a gym, spa, pool, restaurant, and a pavilion for weddings and
yoga overlooking its private beach.
This resort is also eco-friendly and completed powered by solar panels...
OAS donates $25,000 towards Bahamas hurricane recovery
- Dec 1, 2016 - 6:37:44 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Organization of American States (OAS) has made a
contribution of $25,000 to The Bahamas to
assist with recovery efforts from the massive damages caused by Hurricane
Matthew early in October.
His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations
and Permanent Representative to the OAS, was presented with a cheque by OAS Assistant
Secretary General Nestor Mendez on
Thursday, December 1, 2016
, in the Assistant
Secretary General’s office at OAS main building at 17th Street and Constitution
Straw Market Day Care and After School Centre Officially Launched
- Dec 1, 2016 - 4:11:22 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Vendors employed in the Downtown Straw Market now
have a Nursery and After School Centre where their babies and children
can be cared for during the workday.
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis officially
launched the facility, located upstairs in the Straw Market, Wednesday,
Hero World Challenge Participants Plan to Enjoy The Bahamas
- Dec 1, 2016 - 10:18:38 AM
It’s not all business for Dustin Johnson or Jordan Spieth, who are
both in New Providence to participate in the Hero World Challenge. The
pair -- both of whom are among the top five golfers in the world -- said
when they’re not teeing off on the greens, they plan to have a little
fun in the sun.
Both golfers will begin competition on Thursday
at the Albany golf course. But they said golf is not the only form of
play they intend to engage in...
PADF Asked to Remember Grand Bahama in Discussions on Needs in the Region
- Dec 1, 2016 - 9:29:46 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Senator the Hon. Julian Russell, on Monday,
November 29, 2016, asked that the Pan American Development Foundation
remember Grand Bahama when they are discussing the needs and challenges
facing the region -- -- the island having experienced devastating
hurricanes in recent years and again just weeks ago.
Russell was bringing remarks on behalf of the Minister for Grand Bahama,
the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville during the opening of the Pan American
Development Foundation Conference 2016 at the C.A. Smith Building...
11 Centenarians at Nation Builders Ceremony
- Dec 1, 2016 - 4:45:09 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development in conjunction with the National Council on Older Persons
honoured 11 centenarians from across The Bahamas at the 19th Annual
Nation Builders Awards ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, November
During the ceremony, Minister of Social Services and
Community Development the Hon. Melanie Griffin explained that improved
healthcare and focus on healthy lifestyles has led to longevity of life...
PAHO urges stepping up nine measures to end AIDS by 2030
- Nov 30, 2016 - 4:49:02 PM
Washington, DC (PAHO/WHO) - "Take the challenge. End AIDS" is the Pan
American Health Organization’s (PAHO) campaign slogan for World AIDS Day
(1 December), which urges governments and society to intensify nine
measures to end the epidemic of AIDS by 2030.
promoting the use of condoms and lubricants, providing HIV testing in
areas frequented by key populations, and expanding access to
pre-exposure (PrEP) and post-exposure (PEP) prophylaxis are some of the
measures that, if reinforced, could help end AIDS as a public health
problem within 15 years.
Plans to Search for Ancient Remains in Long Island Announced
- Nov 30, 2016 - 4:06:16 PM
Nassau The Bahamas - The University of The Bahamas (UB) in
collaboration with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation
(AMMC) and the Florida Museum of Natural History held a press conference
at the university, November 29, 2016 to announce plans to search for
Ancient Remains in Long Island. The collaboration was formalized with
the recent signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MU) among the parties.
College students in the United States and one UB student who is from
Long Island, majoring in history, are participating in the search
effort. Provost at UB Dr. Linda Davis (pictured) said this collaboration
can be useful and may be the beginning of a student exchange programme...
Proposed Relocation of Residents of Pinder’s Point, Lewis Yard, and the surrounding areas
- Nov 30, 2016 - 3:22:21 PM
The Charter for Governance states, “In further recognition of the
peculiar hardship faced by the people of East and West Grand Bahama, the
responsibilities of the Minister (for Grand Bahama) will specifically
include the proposed relocation of the residents of Lewis Yard and the
Hence, shortly after assuming office, The
Minister for Grand Bahama assigned a project officer specifically to the
oversight of this mandate, and began initial consultations with
stakeholders involved, including Mr. Bertram Pinder and Ambassador
Maurice Moore, principles of The Pinder’s Point, Lewis Yard
Environmental Committee; as well as Mrs. Nakira Wilchcombe...