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New Bahamas Research Gives Insight Into Teen Aggression In Relationships
- Oct 22, 2014 - 2:49:28 AM
Girls are more likely
than boys to be aggressive in their intimate relationships with the
opposite sex, according to new research published in the International
Journal of Bahamian Studies (IJBS) Volume 20(1), The College of The
Bahamas’ online research journal.
The groundbreaking study gives
insight into how teenagers view their roles in relationships with
significant others and is based on the results of a survey more than
1,000 10th and 12th grade students in eight schools in New Providence
completed. The College of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Crisis Centre
collaborated on the research.
HE Forrester J. Carroll Visits Grand Bahama for ‘Diplomatic Week’
- Oct 21, 2014 - 11:21:36 PM
Bahamas – His Excellency Forrester J. Carroll Consul General, Bahamas Consulate,
New York, made an official visit to Grand Bahama, and as part of ‘Diplomatic
Week’ – this week -- he visited schools on the island – this morning speaking
to faculty and students in the capacity of diplomat during this special week
that nationally recognizes the diplomatic corps.
introduced himself to the youngsters as an honorary Grand Bahamian who has
lived on Grand Bahama since 1963. His participation for ‘Diplomatic Week’
involved speaking at various high schools and giving young people a glimpse of
what the diplomatic corps is all about, explaining...
CDEMA On the Threat of Ebola Virus to the Caribbean Region
- Oct 21, 2014 - 7:34:55 PM
The World Health Organization (2014) has declared an outbreak of the
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as ongoing in Western Africa; with Liberia,
Sierra Leone and Guinea being the most seriously affected.
date, there have been over 8,000 cases reported with over 4,000 deaths
(WHO 2014). Recent cases of the virus being contracted in Spain and the
United States of America have also been reported.
As a result,
the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is disseminating this correspondence to
its Participating States in order to provide basic information about
the virus and to strongly encourage the adoption of a position...
100 Haitian Migrants Apprehended in Harvey Cay, Exumas
- Oct 21, 2014 - 7:17:10 PM
Coral Harbour Base, Bahamas - The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended over
one hundred (100) Haitian migrants around 8:30am this morning, in the Exuma
chain. Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship P45
under the command of Acting Sub Lieutenant Owen Sands intercepted the white and
green American sailing yacht at approximately 4.5 nautical miles off Harvey Cay.
A search of the vessel resulted in the
apprehension of numerous undocumented Haitian Nationals.
The Migrants were subsequently
taken into custody and are currently being transported to Coral Harbour Base
where they were handed over to Immigration Authorities for further processing. The first group of migrants arrived at 2:00pm
Reported Threats against ZNS Reporter
- Oct 21, 2014 - 5:04:43 PM
Bahamas - The Bahamas Press Club 2014 is alarmed at some of the responses
to a report on the demolition of shanty towns aired on the ZNS Network
this past Friday, in particular the threats made against our membership
chairman, who reported the story.
While the matter has been reported to the Police, we reject and
condemn any attempt to intimidate our members or any other member of the
media in the discharge of their duties, and will vigorously defend their rights
to do their jobs without fear or favour. We also call on all media houses to
utilize all legal means to protect, support and defend their employees as they
continued to perform an invaluable public service.
Sweden and Korea Call on Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Oct 21, 2014 - 2:30:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - H.E. Claes Hammer, Swedish
Ambassador pays a courtesy call on the Honourable Frederick A.
Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration...
H.E. Oh Hangu, Ambassador Designate of the
Republic of South Korea pays a courtesy call on the Honourable Frederick
A. Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration at the
Ministry’s headquarters on Cable Beach...
Houston Couple Wins Bahamas Dream Wedding In Acklins
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:47:30 PM
PLANTATION, Florida - It was a chance
meeting at a gas station in Houston, Texas that LaShaundra Coleman saw
her soul mate Roderick Dowell, owner of a transportation company, for
the second time.
LaShaundra said that “when she first saw this
“very attractive” man, she was in a relationship and decided not to
speak to him at that time”.
Months later, the then-single
LaShaundra, who was hanging out with some of her friends, stopped at a
gas station across town in Houston. She looked to her right and in
amazement there he was again, this time sitting in a car right next to
The Work of Bahamas Public Servants to be Honoured
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:45:52 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Recognizing that
democracy and successful governance are built on the foundation of a
competent Public Service, the Government is staging a number of
activities to highlight the work of its more than 20,000 public
During a press conference Monday, October 20 at the
Ministry of the Public Service, Minister of Labour and National
Insurance, and of the Ministry of the Public Service, the Hon. Shane
Gibson shed light on the week of activities aimed at highlighting the
work of Public Servants...
Bahamas Out Island Arrivals Improve
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:40:17 PM
Foreign air and sea arrivals to the Out
Islands have improved by 10 per cent between January and July 2014,
compared to the same period in 2013, according to the latest data from
the Research Statistics and Scanning Units in the Ministry of Tourism.
The statistics, which were released recently, shows that foreign air arrivals to the Out Islands increased by one per cent.
in 2014, air and sea arrivals increased every month except March, which
saw a decrease of 7.5 per cent compared to 2013.
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival / Exhibition 2014 Opens
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:27:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The E. Clement Bethel
National Arts Festival /Exhibition 2014 officially opened today at the
Pro Gallery of the College of The Bahamas.
The art exhibition will
continue until the 27th October 2014.
Florida couple ecstatic about winning Bahamas dream wedding In Abaco
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:13:41 PM
PLANTATION, Florida - “Super thrilled and
beyond belief” are the sentiments shared by Pierre Alex Demonsthene, a
legal aide, when he found out that he and his fiancé, WanJira Banfield, a
travel writer and fitness instructor had won a complimentary dream
wedding in Abaco, The Bahamas.
The couple who refers to each
other as ‘Mayor’ (because of Pierre’s diplomatic disposition) and
‘Majesty’ (the regal-style treatment WanJira administers to others) are
one of 16 couples from throughout the United States of America (USA) who
recently won the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s (BMOT) unique social
media “16 Weddings 16 Islands, One Priceless Day” contest...
Youth in Parliament calls on Bahamas Governor General
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:06:27 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Representing New Providence, Grand Bahama and
the Family Islands, thirty-eight members of Youth in Parliament paid a
courtesy call on Deputy to the Governor General Oswald Ingraham and Mrs.
Emily Ingraham at Government House on Thursday, October 16, 2014...
Bahamas Girl Guide Leaders Thanked at 100 Year Celebration
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:01:20 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas Girl Guides Association held a
grand rally on Saturday evening on Government House Grounds, celebrating
the achievements of the organization under the theme, ‘100 Years of
Influencing Lives,’ with Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling giving a “thank you” to the very dedicated leaders who made it
Addressing the very large gathering that
included past and present members and leaders of the Bahamas Girl Guides
Association and friends of the organization, the Governor General
complimented the movement – as a “proud full member of the World
Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts” -- for having positively
influenced thousands of girls in New Providence and the Family Islands...
50th Anniversary Gospel Concert held in Freeport
- Oct 21, 2014 - 10:32:14 AM
FREEPORT, The Bahamas - The Department
of Social Services, Grand Bahama, in celebration of the DSS 50th
Anniversary, held a Gospel Concert at the Bishop Michael Eldon
Auditorium Saturday night. Minister of Social Services, the Hon.
Melanie Griffin officially opened the concert.
The event brought Gospel
singing artists like the world-famous Cooling Waters, Pastor Simeon
Outten and the New Life Band, Community Holiness Praise Team, The
Bahamas Brass Band, and Calvary Baptist Church Praise Team. Pictured is
Minister Griffin speaking to the concert crowd...
New Media Guidelines in Place for Bahamas Government House
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:54:08 AM
Nassau, Bahamas (Issued October 17th) In an attempt to ensure propriety and to
preserve the essential decorum which must be observed at the Official Residence
of the Representative of Her Majesty the Queen, the Head of State, the Office
of the Governor General of The Bahamas has issued general guidelines for
members of the media.
The following guidelines will take
immediate effect, and the media is asked to ensure that the procedures are
followed at all times.
1. Bahamas Information
Services is the agency responsible for all media relations, and timely contact
should therefore be made appropriately ...
Minister Darville Aims to Improve Grand Bahama Medical Infrastructure
- Oct 20, 2014 - 7:33:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - At the Annual Cancer
Society of Grand Bahama’s ‘Hope Gala Ball’ on Saturday, Minister for
Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville gave observations of the
cancer fight from his very immediate experience as a physician, and said
he aims to ensure the medical infrastructure of Grand Bahama is
advanced to state of the art.
This year’s ball was held under the
theme “Life is Beautiful, Live Life: Celebrate.” It is the premier fund
raising event of The Grand Bahama Branch of The Cancer Society of the
Security Measures for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Addressed with Commissioner of Police
- Oct 20, 2014 - 5:53:39 PM
Nassau, New Providence - In an effort to ensure that safety and security remain high
priority for The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and all associated events, a
briefing meeting was recently held at the Royal Bahamas Police Force
Headquarters, with the Bahamas National Festival Commission and the Road Fever
Leaders of the Road Fever Companies were provided with
guidelines and safety information for their private launches and carnival
related events by Ellison Greenslade, Commissioner of Police.
Greenslade said that all requests made by the Road Fever
companies for their parties and launches will be handled expeditiously...
U.S. Embassy Presents Local NGO’s with PEPFAR Small Grants to Support the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
- Oct 20, 2014 - 3:42:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Tuesday, October 14,
U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Health officials participated in a signing
ceremony at the Ministry of Health to announce the recipients of the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) small grants
program. The U.S. Embassy’s Political/Economic and Commercial Chief
David Allen was on hand for the event along with health officials
including the Ministry of Health’s Acting Permanent Secretary Marco
Rolle, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Glen Beneby, Deputy Chief Medical
Officer Dr. Delon Brennen, Director of the National AIDS Program Dr.
Nikkiah Forbes and Managing Director of the HIV/AIDS Center Nurse Marva
Jervis. The objective of the PEPFAR initiative is to support national
programs in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, while strengthening the capacity
to monitor current cases and collaborating with civil society groups to
reach key at-risk populations...
Young Bahamian Entrepreneur Innovates in Atlanta
- Oct 20, 2014 - 12:46:22 PM
Georgia - Little would one suspect to hear a
5-year old student at a charter school in Atlanta, Georgia screaming at the top
of her voice: “Where is BahamaMan?!” But
it is happening; and it is happening more and more at a growing number of
kindergarten and elementary schools in the Atlanta area.
BahamaMan© is a story book
character created by Tyrone Sawyer II, a standout Bahamian track & field
athlete, and his wife Jemima. Under the
aegis of their company, Aunt Jemima’s Playhouse LLC, the Sawyers have
introduced a fun, innovative way to reach children between two and twelve years
old, which is widely considered to be the most vital stage of their development. Aunt Jemima’s Playhouse is a cultural