||Last Updated: Oct 15, 2018 - 1:17:13 PM
Three Dominican Motherships captured in combined effort
- Oct 15, 2018 - 12:28:04 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is escorting three
"motherships" with 124 fishermen from the Dominican Republic to the
capital after they were turned over to the Defence Force by the Cuban
Border Patrol earlier today.
had illegally entered Cuban waters after being pursued by the Defence
Force for illegally fishing in Bahamian waters. The apprehension was
the result of a collaborative effort by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
with the United States Coast Guard and the Cuban Border Patrol over the
past several days...
International and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights meet in Colorado
- Oct 15, 2018 - 8:20:42 AM
The President of the Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to
the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and
Eradication of Violence Against Women “Belém do Pará Convention”
(MESECVI), Sylvia Mesa, met with representatives of the platform of
international and regional mechanisms on violence against women and
women’s rights in Boulder, Colorado on October 2nd, 2018. In this
meeting, the experts updated each other on the major developments and
work since the launch of the platform in March 2018 in New York...
Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States
- Oct 14, 2018 - 9:18:59 PM
A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in
Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a
recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean
Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).
At the 8th Special Meeting
of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October
2018, during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the ministers approved
the protocol to the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP)...
PM Minnis holds Town Meeting in the Berry Islands
- Oct 14, 2018 - 7:09:01 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis continued his tour of
the Family Islands to discuss with residents economic and sustained
developments for their particular communities.
October 13, 2018 the Prime Minister led a small team to the Berry
Islands, where he addressed a Town Meeting at the R.N. Gomez All Age
School, Bullock’s Harbour...
Judo President Welcomed to The Bahamas
- Oct 14, 2018 - 5:56:08 PM
In preparation for the World Junior Judo Championships that begins
October 17, 2018, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon.
Romauld Ferreira and Director of Sports at the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture Timothy Munnings joined Bahamas Judo Federation President
D'Arcy Rahming at the Lynden Pindling International Airport to welcome
and recieve President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Marius
Vizer, on October 13, 2018...
Ministry of Works Holds Educational Lectures During Lunch Breaks
- Oct 14, 2018 - 4:41:21 PM
Lunch breaks are typically used for grabbing a bite, collecting kids
from school or socializing with colleagues but for the past several
months the staff at the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) have swapped
traditional lunch activities to hone in on lectures on a broad array of
stimulating subject areas.
Since March, each Thursday, the
Ministry has created a forum where outstanding speakers present their
views during a Distinguished Lecture Series...
Bahamas MOT statement on Sunwing departure announcement
- Oct 14, 2018 - 1:22:28 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is very disappointed
that Sunwing Travel Group decided to discontinue flights from Canada
and the U.S. (operating as Vacation Express) into Grand Bahama Island.
While we appreciate investments Sunwing made locally in Grand Bahama,
the Ministry of Tourism more than matched their efforts to support these
programs. Sunwing received a multimillion-dollar, airlift subsidy
annually from the Ministry of Tourism. The Sunwing Travel Group also
received subsidies and concessions from the Government of The Bahamas
for Memories Resort and Spa in Grand Bahama.
Group had the particularly valuable advantage of operating a suite of
integrated businesses including a travel agency, airline and hotel,
which all expected would ensure that they could rebuild tourism on Grand
Bahama Island sustainably...
Bahamas Business Outlook “Creating a World Class Exuma”
- Oct 14, 2018 - 11:12:59 AM
“Creating a World Class Exuma” is the answer to
modernizing the island’s economy and a possible solution to putting a
dent in its unemployment numbers, according to Pedro Rolle, President of
Exuma of Commerce.
It’s under that
theme, that the 11th Annual Exuma Business Outlook will be held on
October 18, 2018 at Sandals Emerald Bay with Minister of Health Dr.
Duane Sands as keynote speaker.
creator of the 7-island Bahamas Business Outlook, said the aim of this
year’s Outlook is to bring the community together to stimulate new
mindsets that will increase the island’s sustainability...
Commercial Property 'Dream Deal' Freeport Bahamas
- Oct 13, 2018 - 2:01:13 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Touted as the best large commercial real
estate property value in the center of Freeport, the Circle Mall
building along with 4.5 acres of prime land is now on the market. With
its 25 foot high ceilings and 80,000 Sq feet interior,
the building could be a filmmaker's dream come true, the hub of a national
or multinational corporation, a massive worship center, a venue for
large events and more. Complete info along with plot map and building
plan are available on CircleMallfpo.com
. The property is being offered by exclusively by Coldwell Banker James Sarles
Realty. For info and request a viewing, go directly to the information request
This commercial property is located on West Atlantic
Drive. It formerly housed a large food store and a building
supplies store and presently houses an additional 54 shop
spaces. The asking price is $4.5 Million however,
All offers considered
Launch of Second Annual GB Technology Summit
- Oct 12, 2018 - 9:23:01 PM
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, one of the
pioneers of the Grand Bahama Technology Summit, said during the second
such summit, focus will be on showcasing education programs and
highlighting the efforts and achievements of government and the Grand
Bahama Technology Hub Steering Committee over the last year.
particular, we will highlight the Ministry of Education’s ICT plans for
our schools, which recently signed a deal for technology upgrade and
provision of tablets for teachers and students across the nation,” said
Advanced Training for PHA Medical Coders
- Oct 12, 2018 - 6:54:04 PM
Some twenty employees of the Public Hospitals Authority have commenced
advanced training in medical coding and billing through an on-going
partnership between the PHA and Healthcare Associates Training &
Temp Centre. The 2nd phase of the program, which began in September,
will run for 12 months and result in successful participants being
certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders.
of medical records is critical for generating information for
hospitals, and more importantly, national statistics for local and
High School Students encouraged to take care of their eyes
- Oct 12, 2018 - 5:43:27 PM
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said the blue light found
in the LED screens of computers, tablets, smartphones and other digital
devices can be damaging to the eyes.
“Prolonged use of these
devices can cause you to develop near-sightedness and computer vision
syndrome which includes dry eyes, tired eyes, inconsistent vision,
headaches and fatigue, Dr. Sands explained to high school students
attending the Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired 10th
Annual Sight Awareness Month at the Mall at Marathon, Friday, October
The Pointe, Key to Nassau’s Redevelopment says PM Minnis
- Oct 12, 2018 - 2:15:50 PM
At a Topping Off Celebration of The Pointe Residences and the Grand
Opening of The Pointe Entertainment Center, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert
Minnis, Prime Minister, said his government sees total completion of The
Pointe as a vital step in Nassau’s redevelopment. The Prime Minister
delivered remarks at ceremonies on Thursday evening, October 11, 2018.
activities mark the significant progress you have made on the path to
the realization of the completion of this important and impactful
investment project,” the Prime Minister told the developers.
Seminar for Girls in Recognition of UN 'International Day of the Girl Child'
- Oct 12, 2018 - 1:55:36 PM
Minister of Social Services & Urban Development the Hon. Frankie
Campbell addressed a one-day seminar for girls at Adventure Learning
Centre, October 11, 2018 in recognition of United Nations International
Day of the Girl Child, celebrated annually since 2012. This day, said
Minister Campbell, aims to highlight and address the needs and
challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the
fulfillment of their human rights. This year the theme -- "With Her: A
Skilled Girl Force" -- embodies the environment that we, the nation
state, society, the community and individual families, must create to
ensure that our girls throughout the country are prepared to enter a
world of work that is constantly being transformed through innovation
and competency, he said...
DPM Turnquest in Discussion with IMF and World Bank Delegates at Annual Meeting
- Oct 12, 2018 - 12:03:50 PM
At 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary
Fund and the World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, October 8-15, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest (left
in group) shares a conversation with Christine Hogan, Executive Director
for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean Constituency at the World Bank;
the Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada (third left); World
Bank Executive; and the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance, Jamaica
(right). In the background is The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Governor, Timothy Antoine; the Hon. Ryan Straughn, Minister of Finance,
Barbados; and the Hon. Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of St Lucia...
DPM Turnquest attends 2018 Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank
- Oct 12, 2018 - 11:56:37 AM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest
is currently attending the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International
Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, during this
week. He is pictured, second right, at a Caribbean Caucus Round Table
Discussion. The Caribbean Round Table talks included Nancy Horsman, IMF
Executive Director, and Christine Hogan, World Bank Executive Director,
for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean. Discussions centered around
ALIV announces New Appointment to Chief ALIV Innovator
- Oct 12, 2018 - 11:24:30 AM
October 12, 2018 At ALIV we are continuously fueled by the progression,
success and evolvement of our employees, which in turn, rolls over into
the effectiveness of our product. In order for us to establish a
world-class brand and constantly present a state-of-the-art product, it
is imperative to have a team of innovators and champions. In line with
this, we are pleased to announce the newest member of our management
team Tracey Boucher who will replace Dr. Stephen Curran as Chief ALIV
Innovator with immediate effect...
OAS Permanent Council Commemorated the "Encounter of Two Worlds"
- Oct 12, 2018 - 11:22:47 AM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) met
today to commemorate the "Encounter of Two Worlds" and to highlight the
interpretations, impact and heritage of this historic date.
the meeting, the Chair of the Permanent Council and Representative of
Ecuador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Játiva, affirmed that the date of
October 12 "invites us to reflect on the meaning of interculturality
from the perspective of an America that recognizes the value of its
Bahamas to Be prominently featured at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
- Oct 12, 2018 - 10:18:17 AM
The countdown is on for the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
(FLIBS) and The Islands Of The Bahamas will have an exclusive and even
greater presence at this year’s show, being held October 31 through
November 4, 2018.
Now in its 59th year, the 2018 FLIBS is
expected to attract more than 100,000 persons from 52 countries around
the world and will showcase more than 1500 in-water boats and 1200
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Awards Elma Garraway for Lifetime Achievement
- Oct 11, 2018 - 7:14:40 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture honoured Mrs. Elma Garraway
with a Lifetime Achievement Award, on October 10, 2018, during the
National Youth Awards 5th Annual Nominee Medal Pinning Ceremony, at
Government House Ballroom. During the ceremonies, Governor General, Her
Excellency the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling also pinned
more than 130 youth nominees from various islands, and stakeholder
representatives. Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the
Hon. Frankie Campbell addressed the audience on behalf of Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle...