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Scotiabank Sponsors Rawson Square Upgrade
- Oct 27, 2016 - 11:00:32 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas, October 26, 2016 – Scotiabank is proud to sponsor
the Rawson Square Upgrade project led by Downtown Nassau Partnership.
year is Scotiabank’s Diamond Anniversary. After 60 years of operations
in The Bahamas, we remain committed to being a good corporate citizen
by supporting efforts which enhance the community in which we live, work
and do business every day,” said Leah Davis, Senior Manager, Marketing
and Public Relations, Scotiabank.
Chances Donates $50,000 to NEMA
- Oct 27, 2016 - 10:40:56 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Understanding the current plight of his
employees and residents of The Bahamas in general, President and CEO of
Jaroh Investments Ltd., Raymond H. Culmer on Wednesday, October 26,
2016, presented a $50,000 cheque to NEMA to assist those islands
affected by Hurricane Matthew, at the Ministry for Grand Bahama.
to Mr. Culmer, Hurricane Matthew is the second hurricane to hit the
country in two years. Following Hurricane Joaquin, his company trading
as Chances, made a donation in the same amount. He said, “We understand
Cat Island Students Take Part In Washington Exchange Programme
- Oct 27, 2016 - 9:49:31 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Winners of the 2016 Earth Day Essay Competition
are currently in Washington, D.C., participating in the 2016 Columbia
Heights Educational Campus (CHEC) – Cat Island Student Exchange, which
commenced on October 14, 2016, and is in its fourth year of existence.
the supervision of Ms. Kendia Barr, Business Studies Teacher of Old
Bight High School, the group from Cat Island includes Andrea Greene,
Arthur’s Town High School (11th grade); Erma Marcellus, Old Bight High
School (11 th grade)...
Dr. Newry Signs Condolences Book at Qatar Embassy
- Oct 27, 2016 - 7:03:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, signs the Book of Condolences at The Embassy of the State of Qatar, 2555 M Street, N.W., on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, for His Highness the Grandfather Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, who passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at the age of 84.
Ambassador Newry Signs Book of Condolences At Uruguay Embassy
- Oct 27, 2016 - 6:54:25 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador
to the United States, signs the Book of Condolences at the Embassy of
Uruguay, 1913 I (Eye) Street, N.W., on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, for
former President of Uruguay Dr. Jorge Batlle Ibnez, who died on Monday,
October 24, in Montevideo, Uruguay, at the age of 88. Looking on is Ms.
Erika Muhlethaler, Administrative Assistant in the Consulate of Uruguay.
Cable Bahamas hits full network restoration of services to all areas on New Providence
- Oct 27, 2016 - 12:56:47 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas (Wednesday, October 26, 2016) - Cable Bahamas teams
have been working at a fever pitch to restore services to customers
affected by Hurricane Matthew, and announced today that full network
restoration has been achieved for those on New Providence.
Bahamas Chief Operating Officer John Gomez says work continues in the
capital and other islands impacted by the category four hurricane. "Our
teams have been working non-stop for the last 22 days and we have seen
tremendous progress from their efforts," Mr Gomez said.
‘JCNP Junkanoo Shack of Fame’; Prime Minister Christie, An Inductee
- Oct 26, 2016 - 9:20:31 PM
The Inaugural Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) Junkanoo
Shack of Fame Award Ceremony was held at Government House, October 24,
2016, hosted by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling
who presented the awards.
Inductees to the Shack of Fame were:
Maureen Duvalier, Winston “Gus” Cooper, Sir Lynden Pindling, Percival
“Vola” Francis, John “Chippie” Chipman, Arthur Gibson, and Perry G.
Prime Minister Christie appreciated the opportunity to
address the ceremonies as both an inductee and the country’s leader who,
as a lifelong supporter of Junkanoo, in his first term as prime
minister conceived and successfully executed plans to create the
Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence...
Misty Gardens 'Hero' Recounts Community Efforts in Saving Lives During Hurricane
- Oct 26, 2016 - 7:12:56 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Clothed in shorts, sandals and a singlet, Misty
Gardens resident Mr. Jason Sands stood in his neighbour's disheveled and
besieged yard as one of the unsung heroes of the ravages of Hurricane
Matthew -- recounting the tale of how a trio came together to risk their
lives to save those who did not heed the warnings to evacuate their
southern New Providence community, and did not expect the onslaught the
storm brought to their doorsteps.
"That morning, the water came
up -- up to your chest -- and we went down by a lady at the end of the
corner named Ms. Brown. Ms. Brown’s house was like the safest house that
we went in and, afterwards, we called NEMA (the National Emergency
Management Agency) and they sent a big truck," Mr. Sands said...
PM Christie stops in at the International Cultural Festival
- Oct 26, 2016 - 4:18:25 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, accompanied by Minister with responsibility for Hurricane Relief and Restoration the Hon. Shane Gibson, paid an impromptu visit to the 21st Annual International Cultural Wine and Food Festival, on October 23, 2016 at the Botanical Gardens. Organizer of the Festival Janet Johnson and Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust Eric Carey joined the duo as they moved around the grounds of the gardens, where they greeted and interacted with persons from different countries.
Part proceeds the two-day Festival will aid those affected by Hurricane Matthew....
President of the College of St. Benedict Pays Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister
- Oct 26, 2016 - 4:09:14 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- President of the College of St. Benedict, St. John's University, Minnesota, Dr. Mary Hinton, right, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, centre, at the Office of the Prime Minister, Friday, October 21, 2016.
Also pictured at the courtesy call is Valerie Jones...
BAMSI Graduates Look to a Global Experience
- Oct 26, 2016 - 1:07:09 PM
The top graduating student in the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine
Science Institute’s (BAMSI) aquaculture associate degree programme Gimel
Morley has been awarded a Chinese Government Scholarship to pursue a
master’s degree in aquaculture. She is currently attending Ningbo
University in the Jiangbei District, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China.
Morley, who received numerous awards during the Institute’s inaugural
summer commencement exercise including the Prime Minister’s Award for
Overall Academic Achievement and Excellence, initially discovered the
science of aquaculture during her first semester at BAMSI...
Embassy of the People's Republic of China Donates to Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre
- Oct 26, 2016 - 11:23:54 AM
PHA officials and members of the Sandilands Rehabilitation
Centre’s Administration team welcomed His Excellency Huang Qinguo,
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, to the institution in Fox
Hill on Friday October 21st, 2016 for an official handover ceremony of
donated construction materials. The materials will assist with the
construction of gazebos on the Sandilands Campus as part of the
Therapeutic Environment Project (TEP), an on-going initiative at
Sandilands to transform the extensive grounds.
was made by Ambassador Huang, who toured the proposed site for the
gazebos. The donation by the Embassy is valued at nineteen thousand,
two hundred twenty one dollars ($19, 221.00). The contribution of
materials to construct the Gazebos for this project will assist in
completing Phase II ...
BAMSI officials attend FAO session at food security conference in Italy
- Oct 26, 2016 - 10:31:48 AM
Ambassador Wm. J. Godfrey Eneas and Mr. Leslie Minns met with Dr. Jose
Graziano Da Silva, Director General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO) during the 43rd Session of the Committee of the World
Food Security (CFS) from 17th- 21st October, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
43rdSession was the occasion where two hundred (200) member states of
FAO gathered to develop and introduce the global food security and
nutrition plan. Within the context of the CFS, the Bahamas presented its
Agri Vision 2021, a five-year food and nutrition security plan to feed
RBC’s Donates $300,000 to Hurricane Matthew Restoration Efforts
- Oct 26, 2016 - 9:28:58 AM
Continuing its 100-year plus support of communities in the region, RBC
is announcing a donation of $300,000 to several agencies following
Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 hurricane, which had a catastrophic
impact in The Bahamas, The Caribbean and The United States, earlier this
The allocation of funds is as follows: Globally, RBC
Royal Bank has donated $50,000 to The Canadian Red Cross for The Bahamas
and Haiti, $100,000 to The Bahamas Red Cross, $100,000 to The National
Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) and $50,000 to The American Red
As a part of the $300,000 donation, today, The National
Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), and The Bahamas Red Cross will each
receive $100,000.00 toward restoration efforts.
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas offers locals special with soft opening set for Oct. 28
- Oct 26, 2016 - 7:14:31 AM
The Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas has scheduled its soft opening for
Oct. 28, 2016 after the original Oct. 5 opening was delayed due to
Hurricane Matthew. The resort is offering special rates for Bahamians
starting from $155 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, a
savings of almost 50% off the resort’s best flexible rate. Promotional
rates at the new four-star deluxe, adults-only, all-inclusive resort are
valid on bookings made for travel from Oct. 28 through Dec. 23, 2016
(blackout dates may apply).
“We are pleased to announce that
Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas will start accepting guests for our
soft opening on Friday, Oct. 28,” said Benjamin Davis, general manager
of the resort...
Bahamas' Selvinique Wright makes Top 10 and wins Best in Swimsuit at Miss Grand International
- Oct 26, 2016 - 1:11:49 AM
Selvinique Wright, the 24-year-old from Nassau, Bahamas came
away with the "Best in Swimsuit" at the Miss Grand International
Pageant in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, October 25th. She also made it
into the "Top 10" and delivered a flawless and passionate speech
presentation on stopping violence, which is a central theme of the
"As peacekeepers we are obligated to promote love and unity around The
World," says Wright's statement on the pageant website. "We have to speak out against war and violence but more
importantly, live by example. We must teach future generations to
resolve conflict in a peaceful manner. We must all coexist with our
differences. We must mute violence and showcase unity..."
Successful re-opening for public schools today and new date for the re-opening of the Government High School and Bartlett Hill Primary
- Oct 25, 2016 - 7:00:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – 25th October, 2016 – After the highly anticipated
return of students to school today following the long break due to
Hurricane Matthew, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is
pleased that to note that all public schools that were slated to open
today, welcomed students back.
The re-opening of schools
scheduled for later this week will remain the same however, two schools
will re-open on Monday, October 31st, 2016.
Discussions with the
three contractors and administrators of the Government High School (GHS)
in New Providence as well as the contractor and District Superintendent
in Grand Bahama, led to a decision being made to delay the re-opening...
Refurbished Sandals Royal Bahamian re-opens and expects nearly 100% occupancy by November
- Oct 25, 2016 - 5:00:39 PM
Sandals Royal Bahamian re-opened its doors today with a complement of
nearly 500 staff members and guests in 75 rooms following a multimillion
dollar makeover that began in mid-August and breathed new life into the
historic property on Cable Beach.
It was the first time in 10
weeks that voices could be heard above the steady buzzing, throb and
drone of jackhammers, concrete mixers and backhoes. In place of heavy
equipment what greeted guests was a hotel with sparkling interiors and
exteriors, including massive new pool decks and bright, contemporary
furnishings, gutted and renovated villas, fresh paint and refinished
wooden floors where royalty and celebrities of old had once danced the
PM Christie Lauds RBC $300,000 Donation to Hurricane Matthew Relief in Region
- Oct 25, 2016 - 4:49:45 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie praised the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), on October
25, 2016, for "another wonderful gesture in support of a disaster and
its impact" on The Bahamas, in the form of its donation of $300,000 to
Hurricane Matthew damage in the region -- inclusive of direct donations
of $100,000 to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the
Bahamas Red Cross, respectively.
"Royal Bank, as indicated, has
had a very long and enriching relationship with The Bahamas," Prime
Minister Christie said at a press conference at NEMA Headquarters on
Gladstone Road. "It has been the principal banker for The Bahamas
Government and has, in that context...
Bahamas government statement on same sex marriage
- Oct 25, 2016 - 11:47:02 AM
October 24, 2016
– Nassau, The Bahamas – Statements in relation to the performance in The
Bahamas of a same sex marriage over the weekend have come to the attention of
the Registrar General.
In The Bahamas, the Department of the Registrar General
is the Government agency of record responsible for issuing marriage licenses.
The Registrar General’s Department has never issued a license for a same sex
marriage to be solemnized in The Bahamas...