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PM Christie remarks at 20th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership &Investment Summit & Trade Show (NABHOOD)
- Jul 29, 2016 - 3:20:10 PM
Remarks by the Right Honourable Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister
& Minister of Finance At the 20th Annual International African
American Hotel Ownership &
Investment Summit & Trade Show (NABHOOD) 29th July, 2016:
years ago when I first addressed this body as a recently elected second
term Prime Minister in 2012, I did so confident in the belief that
through an understanding of our shared ancestry and the active mining of
our mutual interests, we could together transform the economic
underpinnings of our respective constituents; and in spite of today’s
challenging economic realities which have slowed progress on all fronts,
that is still my unshakeable belief...
State Recognized Funeral for the late Pastor Silas Napolean McKinney
- Jul 29, 2016 - 1:54:30 PM
The Cabinet Office has announced that a State-Recognized Funeral will be
held for Pastor Silas Napolean McKinney on Sunday, 31 July, 2016 at
Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church, Tonique Willliams-Darling
In addition, viewing for the general public will be at
Bethel Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on Saturday, 30 July, 2016
from 12 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and on Sunday, 31 July, 2016 from 9.00 a.m.
until service time at the Church...
Government responds to Richard Lightbourn remarks
- Jul 29, 2016 - 11:04:05 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement from The Hon. Melanie Griffin; The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin; and The Hon. Hope Strachan:
Lightbourne's violation of women's reproductive rights shocking and despicable.
We were shocked and disgusted to hear the offensive
suggestion of Mr. Richard Lightbourn, M.P. for Montagu, that the State
should cause for Bahamian women to be sterilized after giving birth
to two (2) children to prohibit them from having any more children thereafter...
Bahamas Makes History and is Sanctioned “Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors” at 2016 EAA AirVenture
- Jul 29, 2016 - 10:52:32 AM
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – The Bahamas continue to achieve monumental
success and set historic records on the international front, this time
being named the First “Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors” by the National
Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The announcement was made
on July 26, at the 2016 EAA AirVenture Conference, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
and accepted by representatives of the Bahamas Department of Civil
Aviation, Royal Bahamas Police Force and Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
which has a membership of 3,300 weather professionals, started the
‘Weather Ready Nation Ambassador” initiative three years ago to educate
its citizens on the importance of preparedness and protection in weather
Bostwick Presents Report on Jamaica Elections
- Jul 29, 2016 - 10:12:53 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Janet
Bostwick, who headed the Organization of American States (OAS) Electoral
Observation Mission (EOM) at the general elections held earlier this
year in Jamaica, officially presented the Mission’s report to the OAS on
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, during a meeting of the Permanent Council in
the Simon Bolívar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street and
Constitution Avenue, NW.
The meeting was presided over by His
Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Ambassador and Permanent Representative
of The Bahamas to the OAS and Chair of the Permanent Council...
MOT Revealed Baha Mar Delay Did Not Change Annual Visitor Statistics
- Jul 29, 2016 - 10:05:42 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Despite delay in Baha Mar’s opening, annual
visitor statistics continue to increase steadily with the current boost
of international and domestic tourism initiatives and increasing cruise
and air travel stopovers throughout the 700 islands of The Bahamas,
Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu announced at a briefing by the
Ministry in the Governor’s Ballroom of the British Colonial Hilton, July
Mrs. Jibrilu expressed a desire to encourage more
Bahamians to vacation at home within the Family Islands to support
domestic tourism and keep Bahamian money home. She said that according
to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Bahamas tourism has
contributed a total of BSD $4,129.3 million or 46.9 percent of GDP in
2015 and expects a rise of 2.6 percent in 2016...
Hon. Hope Strachan engages the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on Trade and Financial Services Concerns
- Jul 29, 2016 - 7:16:35 AM
The Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan, M.P.
who has responsibility for international trade and financial services
led a six member delegation to the Fourteenth Session of the United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIV) which took
place in Nairobi Kenya from 17th July to 22nd July 2016. Minister
Strachan was accompanied by the Minister of State for Investment, the
Hon. Khaalis Rolle, M.P.
As The Bahamas had assumed the role of
Coordinator for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States in
Geneva Switzerland, effective 1st July 2016, Minister Strachan also
addressed the Fourteenth Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 and
China which preceded UNCTAD XIV on 17th July 2016 and delivered GRULAC’s
statement in the UNCTAD General Debate. On 19th July, 2016...
Members of OAS Permanent Council Pay Tribute To Liberator Simon Bolivar
- Jul 29, 2016 - 5:08:45 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On the occasion of the anniversary of his birth,
members of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States
(OAS) paid tribute to Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) on Wednesday, July 27,
2016, during a meeting of the Permanent Council held in the Simon
Bolívar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street and Constitution
Avenue, NW, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
The meeting was presided
over by His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of The Bahamas to the OAS and Chair of the Permanent
Relationship of Bahamas and US Government Agencies Featured And Heightened at 2016 EAA AirVenture in Wisconsin
- Jul 28, 2016 - 4:32:23 PM
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin –“The partnership between The Bahamas Government
agencies and that of the United States Federal Government including the
US Customs and Border Protection agencies continues to strengthen,
heighten in success and reap mutually rewarding dividends for the two
nations,” says Greg Rolle, Pilot and Sr. Director of Sales, Marketing
and Sports, at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.
made the comments while leading a team of Bahamas Government officials
including representatives from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism,
Department of Civil Aviation, Customs and Royal Bahamas Police Force at
the 2016 EAA AirVenture Conference...
BTC to Participate in 32nd Annual CANTO Conference
- Jul 28, 2016 - 4:17:40 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited
(BTC) will participate in the 32nd annual Caribbean Association of
National Telecommunications Organizations’ (CANTO) Conference and Trade
BTC CEO and Senior Vice President for Cable
& Wireless Communications, Leon Williams also serves as Vice
Chairman for CANTO. Williams said, “BTC has been a member of CANTO since
1985. The organization, seeks to provide an outlet for
telecommunications organizations in the region to stay connected. We
share ideas, on how we can overcome challenges that affect us all in the
Author encourages naming waters in the Western Atlantic Ocean the Lucayan Sea after The Bahamas’ first inhabitants
- Jul 28, 2016 - 3:35:41 PM
When Christopher Columbus sailed through The Bahama Islands during the
latter part of the 15th century, he encountered a people along the way
who historians say he described in his diary as handsome, graceful,
well-proportioned, gentle, generous and, most of all, peaceful.
famed explorer was speaking, of course, about the Lucayans. As the
first people ever to inhabit The Bahamas, The Lucayans were descendants
of the Arawaks who lived and prospered along the shores of the country
for generations before being captured as slaves shortly after Columbus’
arrival. In fact, the stretch of islands in the western Atlantic was not
only called The Bahamas historically – there were references to it as
the Lucayan Archipelago...
Scotiabank concludes home ownership seminar series
- Jul 27, 2016 - 5:25:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Scotiabank will conclude its Home Ownership Seminar
Series this Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. at the Scotiabank Cable Beach
Branch. This session, Home Ownership: Build vs. Buy, will discussion the
pros and cons of constructing one’s dream home or the decision to
purchase. The previous session covered the basics of securing a mortgage
under the theme, Home Ownership 101. Attendees were afforded the
opportunity to learn about the various aspects of Home Ownership from a
cross section of experienced subject matter experts including lawyers
and lending professionals.
“At Scotiabank we are dedicated to
working with our customers to realize their home ownership dreams. We
are pleased to have received such a positive response to these seminars
and remain committed to educating our customers...
Secretary-General joins top academics to define ‘responsible university’
- Jul 27, 2016 - 3:10:35 PM
The Commonwealth Secretary-General will challenge universities to
increase the number of scholarships they make available to Commonwealth
students when she speaks to top academics at a universities conference
tomorrow in Ghana.
Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, will
focus on the value of public and private sectors, as well as
international and grassroots organisations, working together to address
issues such as funding and access to higher education. She will also
stress the importance of ensuring students are fit to lead on solutions
for global crises such as climate change...
WSC Proudly Celebrates 40 Years of Service to The Bahamas & Renames Headquarters for former GM Moss
- Jul 27, 2016 - 2:38:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) was
incorporated on July 14, 1976 by an Act of Parliament, and began its
service to the country with the mandate to meet the increasing demand
for potable water on the Island of New Providence.
time, it has expanded its service to cover the entire Bahamas (except
Grand Bahama), and now boast a compliment of nearly 430 staff members,
dedicated to providing fresh, clean, and reliable water to homes and
businesses across the archipelago.
57 Public School Scholarship Recipients Announced
- Jul 27, 2016 - 2:22:14 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Government is investing $5.5 million
in 4-year scholarships to tertiary level institutions in the United
States and Canada for 57 public school students.
The Minister of
Education, Science and Technology the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald announced
and congratulated the Public School Scholars awardees during a ceremony
at The College of The Bahamas Harry C. Moore Library, July 25, 2016...
Bahamians Urged to Follow Established Protocol for Zika Prevention
- Jul 27, 2016 - 9:56:15 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prevention is the best form of protection against
the possible spread/cases of the Zika Virus, Chief Medical Officer,
Ministry of Health, Dr. Glen Beneby said Tuesday.
press conference at the Ministry, called to update the country on the
measures the Ministry of Health, the Department of Public Health and the
Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) have put in place in
the fight against the possible spread of the disease and/or cases in
The Bahamas, Dr. Beneby said prevention will go a long way in preventing
Minister Strachan Meets with Financial Services Industry Representatives
- Jul 27, 2016 - 4:15:23 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Hope Strachan, M.P., centre, met with the representatives of the Financial Services industry, July 13, 2016 at the Ministry’s offices.
Pictured, from left: Bruno Roberts, Private Trust Corp. Ltd.; Tanya McCartney, Bahamas Financial Services Board; Sherrylee Smith, Permanent Secretary, the Ministry of Financial Services; Antionette Russell, Credit Suisse Trust Ltd.; Brian Moree, McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes; LaTonia Symonette-Tinker, Consultant at the Ministry of Financial Services; and Ryan Pinder, Graham Thompson & Co...
Speaker of the House of Assembly Welcomes Regional Parliamentarians to Conference
- Jul 27, 2016 - 4:09:58 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Speaker of the House of Assembly and Conference
Host the Hon. Dr. Kendal Major said that it gave him "great pleasure" to
welcome each of the delegates to the Official Opening, July 25, 2016 of
the 41st Conference of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region of
the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), and added that The
Bahamas Branch was pleased to be serving as host to the Secretary
General of the CPA the Hon. Akbar Khan and the many Delegates, spanning
Toastmasters Applauded For Teaching Important Art of Effective Communication
- Jul 26, 2016 - 10:59:34 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Effective communication is “very critical” to the
socio-economic development of countries such as The Bahamas and indeed
the larger global population given the ongoing incidences of crime and
violence in many countries, Minister of Social Services and Community
Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin said Monday.
“It is very clear from the state of the family and, indeed the world,
that we have a failure to communicate effectively,” Mrs. Griffin said.
“We just very often don’t seem to understand one another...