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Bimini High School Enjoys Free Flow TV
- Feb 9, 2016 - 11:55:25 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Demand in the Family Islands for reliable television
service with richer content, clearer pictures, and greater choices is
driving quick uptake of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC)
FLOW TV in those markets, including in the educational system. With high
customer satisfaction in its first months on Bimini and Inagua, BTC’s
lead-in strategy of bringing premium content to underserved communities
is seeing optimistic results.
Bimini’s Louise McDonald High
School is amongst the satisfied FLOW users, enjoying a 3-month free
trial of BTC FLOW ...
Bahamas Road Traffic Department Holds Seminar on Operations Modernization
- Feb 9, 2016 - 10:51:37 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Road Traffic Department is modernizing its
operations, and preparing its staff and the general public for the
updating of its processes. Minister of Transport and Aviation The Hon.
Glenys Hanna-Martin, seated right, opened the educational seminar for
the Road Traffic Department employees, held along the theme --
'Preparing for the Modernization of the Road Traffic Department:
Inspiring Passion, Integrity and Teamwork.'
The seminar was held on
Saturday February 6, 2016 at C. C. Sweeting Senior High School...
Services Agreement for Bahamas Power & Light Signed
- Feb 9, 2016 - 10:41:10 AM
Prime Minister's Remarks Enclosed
The government of The Bahamas and PowerSecure today
signed a Management Services Agreement (MSA) that assigns PowerSecure
management of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) for the next five years.
includes a comprehensive, financial-grade business plan which outlines
significant cost-reduction and reliability targets along with renewable energy
and customer service initiatives for New Providence and the Family Islands.
“Today is an
exciting new day in The Bahamas as we progress into a formal relationship with
PowerSecure to implement a robust business plan..."
OAS Observation Mission: Elections Show Strength of Democratic System in Costa Rica
- Feb 8, 2016 - 8:02:39 PM
Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States
(OAS/EOM) in Costa Rica today congratulated the country’s citizens on
their participation in the municipal elections
, which once again showed the strength of Costa Rica’s democratic system.
The EOM, headed by the former Uruguayan Deputy Minister Edgardo Ortuño, presented a preliminary report
with observations and recommendations on the process. "The OAS
congratulates Costa Rica for the prompt...
Five leaders of Canadian and Caribbean origin to be honoured in Toronto
- Feb 8, 2016 - 7:06:36 PM
Toronto, ON - The
University of the West Indies today announced five leaders of Canadian and
Caribbean origin, and one organization, to be honoured at the seventh annual
Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton.
Vice Chancellor’s Award is given to
people of Caribbean heritage who have made significant contributions within
their organizations and communities. The 2016 honourees are
: Mr. Stephen Ames;
Dr. Paul Steinbok...
NEMA Hosts Bio-Terrorism Workshop
- Feb 8, 2016 - 6:47:25 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
recently hosted a High-Level Operational Response Workshop on
Bio-Incidents and Terrorist Attacks, the aim of which was to strengthen
The Bahamas’ capabilities in the event of an incident.
The three-day workshop was held at NEMA’s office on Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way, January 19 - 21, 2016.
The workshop was sponsored by the Ministry of National Security...
PM Christie Speaks at Historic Bahamas Foundation Trinkets and Treasures National Fair & Auction
- Feb 8, 2016 - 4:53:57 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie speaks to the young at the Historic Bahamas Foundation Trinkets and Treasures National Fair and Live Auction, Saturday, on the grounds of Collins House, Collins Avenue and Shirley Street, where for two days lots of collectibles were on display, there was food & drinks and entertainment. Proceeds will assist various community organizations, and will also contribute to the repair of noted Bahamian landmark, The Hermitage in Cat Island...
Bahamas Governor General Attends Service to Honour Pastor Dr. William McCartney
- Feb 8, 2016 - 4:20:17 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, left, in attendance during the Special
Service in honour of Pastor Dr. William McCartney, Sunday, February 7,
at which he was conferred the title, Pastor Emeritus at East Street
Also pictured are Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry and
Mrs. Bernadette Christie...
47 Haitian Migrants Apprehended in The Bahamas
- Feb 8, 2016 - 1:56:46 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft, Lawrence Major, under the
command of Acting Lieutenant Commander Milton Munroe apprehended a
vessel with approximately forty seven (38 males, 7 females and 2
children) Haitian nationals around 8 p.m.
The vessel was intercepted at
approximately 284° Hog Cay Ragged Island. All migrants were transferred
to Lawrence Major and transported to Nassau for further processing...
Leading Insurers Advise ‘Hold on to your Health Insurance’
- Feb 8, 2016 - 11:44:56 AM
health insurance brokers, agents and underwriters today urged Bahamians
to maintain their private health insurance coverage in the face of
unknowns in the government’s plan
and risks that lapsed policies may not be renewable.
The advice from various members of the Bahamas Insurance Association
came as government steps up its plans and its public relations campaign
in the lead-up to the introduction of
a National Health Insurance (NHI) initiative – a promise the Government
has said it will deliver though details are still being worked out and
the plan appears to be in the consultative stage...
Major named Employee of The Year at Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex
- Feb 8, 2016 - 10:25:25 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C. Paulette Zonicle
has introduced a new annual initiative at Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex to
show her appreciation for the hard work that her staff does on a daily basis.
At a staff luncheon held on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Consular Annex,
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Administrative Assistant Felipe Major was named
Employee of the Year for 2015...
NHI Secretariat conducts two successful Town Hall Meetings in Grand Bahama with more meetings Scheduled
- Feb 8, 2016 - 10:17:40 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The National Health Insurance Secretariat held
two successful community meetings in Grand Bahama last week. Secretariat
members Dr. Delon Brennen and Damara Dillett had a conversation with
persons in Freeport on the evening of February 3rd and Ms. Dillett met
with residents in McLean’s Town on February 4th. The Minister for Grand
Bahama and member of the Cabinet Subcommittee on National Health
Insurance the Honourable Dr. Michael Darville visited McLean’s Town on
February 4th and conversed with residents when the town meeting
Bahamian artists a hit at Harlem Fine Arts Show NY
- Feb 8, 2016 - 12:11:26 AM
New York, NY – The works of Bahamian artists exhibiting at the Harlem
Fine Arts Show, New York, has been receiving much acclaim, and has
provoked much conversation regarding the styles of the artists, their
social and political consciousness as well as their outstanding talents.
The HFAS, which officially opened on Thursday night, February 4th, at
the historic Riverside Church, is a four-day travelling exhibition and
sale of contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography and is the
largest of its kind featuring art from the African Diaspora...
Photos of State-Recognized Funeral of Former Senator Edwin Brown
- Feb 7, 2016 - 11:50:01 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Honourable Senators both Government and Opposition
including Attorney General and Leader of Government Business in the
Senate the Hon. Allyson Maynard, and Leader of Opposition Business the
Hon. Carl Bethel, Members of Parliament, and Cabinet Ministers led by
Acting Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, and Opposition Leader the
Hon. Hubert Minnis, attended the state-recognized funeral of former
Senator Edwin Brown at Bethel Baptist Church, Friday, February 5, 2016.
The Hon. Carl Bethel led Opposition Senate Members in a march from the
Senate to the church with the procession and the former member's body.
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General
Bahamas Remains Zika Free
- Feb 7, 2016 - 12:36:55 PM
sector implementing preventative measures
NASSAU, Bahamas (February 5, 2015) -- As the Zika virus continues
to spread rapidly across the Caribbean, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT)
and local industry partners have put several preventative measures in place and
are working closely together to ensure that visitors are fully aware of the
country’s health status.
To date, there have been no reported cases of the mosquito-borne
virus in any Islands of The Bahamas...
The Bahamas & IDB Launch Public Survey in New Providence
- Feb 6, 2016 - 4:56:52 PM
The Government of The Bahamas, in partnership with the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB), recently launched the Emerging and Sustainable
Cities Initiative (ESCI) for Nassau.
As a core component of the
ESCI Nassau Programme, the Government of The Bahamas and the IDB are
pleased to inform the public that teams from Adworks Bahamas will be
conducting household surveys in communities throughout New Providence
between February 29 and March 11, 2016. Enumerators will be clearly
identified with official company identification.
Haiti: Agreement for Peaceful Transition of Government Accomplished
- Feb 6, 2016 - 1:20:26 PM
The Special Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti which began on Sunday, January 31 is now completed.
two hours before the end of President Michel Martelly's term without an
elected President to succeed him, an agreement was reached for a
transitional government. Late on February 5th, President Martelly
officially signed the agreement with President Jocelerme Privert and
Vice-President Cholzer Chancy of the National Assembly...
Bahamas Discusses Small Business Development Assistance with the OAS
- Feb 6, 2016 - 8:29:52 AM
WASHNGTON, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United Nations and the Organization of American States
(OAS), and His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States, on Thursday, February 4, 2016, met with Director Maryse
Roberts and Ms. Renee Penco of the OAS Department of Economic
Development to discuss assistance towards the potential establishment of
a Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) in The Bahamas.
OAS Project to help expand the US’s Small Business Development Centre
(SBDC) model throughout the Caribbean is funded by the US OAS Mission.
The initial phase of the project was launched in 2012 and was executed
in five countries: Barbados, Belize, Dominican, Jamaica and Saint Lucia...
DPM Davis opens Arts and Craft Centre in Grand Bahama
- Feb 6, 2016 - 8:24:54 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and
Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis said Bahamians should be the
creators, custodians and purveyors of their culture.
of Parliament for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador was the featured
speaker at the official opening of the Grand Bahama Arts and Craft
Centre, Thursday, February 4.
He told the large audience
assembled that it is their solemn duty to stop any further erosion of
the Bahamian cultural heritage and expressions...
Bahamas Governor General Pays Her Respects to Former Senator, the Hon. Edwin "Wyke" Brown
- Feb 5, 2016 - 9:04:32 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, signed the Book of Condolences and paid last respects to former
Senator, the Hon. Edwin “Wyke” Brown, MBE, JP, who lies-in-state at the
Senate Building, Thursday, February 4, 2016.
Funeral is scheduled to be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting
Street, on Friday, February 5, 2016...