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Hon. Keith Bell on Juries and Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill
- Apr 25, 2015 - 2:35:19 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Speaking Notes by Senator The Honourable Keith R. Bell
Minister of State for National Security On: Juries and Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill:
Madam President, it is important that at every opportunity we are able
to thank our law enforcement officers, we show our appreciation. This
must extend to our law abiding citizens as well.
For instance, I am not sure if the general public is aware, that the
Police alone receive in excess of 30,000 calls per month for help
through their Police Control Room. Many rescues, successes or other
matters that are considered “ordinary” are not ‘newsworthy...
Hon. Hope Strachan BICA Bill 2015 House Contribution
- Apr 25, 2015 - 2:17:58 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a
of Financial Services the Hon. Hope Strachan:
I believe that this
is a good day for the members of The Bahamas Institute of Chartered
Accountants. They have been anxiously awaiting the passage of this
legislation. It signals to the world especially international regulators
that the Institute and the members who comprise BICA are serious about
their commitment to international compliance and quality standards...
Bahamian Explorers Return Home from the North Pole
- Apr 25, 2015 - 1:49:21 PM
explorers Mark Roberts and Shaune Adderley returned safely home on
April 22nd into the loving arms of family members. The two were
successful in becoming the second and third Bahamians to plant the
Bahamian Flag at the North Pole last Friday.
The trek was made under the guidance of an experienced team of New
Zealanders, some of whom had previously been to the South Pole.
After flying in to the continent, they skied
up to 12 hours a day over shifting ice for the 120 mile journey to the
Pole. Average temperatures ranged from - 20 to - 40 and sometimes - 80
with wind chill...
Sharks4Kids Event Celebrates Bahamas Launch of “Shark Stanley”
- Apr 25, 2015 - 12:40:15 PM
BIMINI, The Bahamas —Shark
Stanley, the friendly cartoon hammerhead shark, landed in Bimini on April 16 at
Gateway Christian Academy for the official Bahamas launch of the children’s
The Adventures of Shark Stanley
& Friends. Shark Stanley is a
global ambassador for shark conservation and the main character in the
science-based children’s book.
with the Florida based global nonprofit Sharks4Kids, the Shark Stanley launch
event included a shark lesson for the students, as well as a reading of the
book to mark the official Bahamas launch of the Shark Stanley campaign. Sharks4Kids founders Jillian Morris and
Duncan Brake taught the kids about sharks, specifically...
American Ex-Pats Raise Money To Rebuild the Exuma Straw Market
- Apr 25, 2015 - 7:52:08 AM
GEORGE TOWN, Exuma -- American Ex-Pats
residing in the Elizabeth Harbour community garnered support from
friends and family back home in the United States to raise thousands of
dollars to rebuild the Exuma Straw Market that was burnt down to the
ground on April 16.
A Town Meeting was held at the Kettel
Centre of the Exuma Foundation, George Town, on Monday, April 20,
attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works the Hon.
Philip Davis, at which Exuma residents discussed last week’s straw
market fire in George Town, and the next steps...
Straw Vendors of New Providence Give Donations to Straw Vendors in Exuma
- Apr 24, 2015 - 10:29:36 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Vendors of the New Providence Straw Market
Authority gave a monetary donation as well as straw work to Philip
'Brave' Davis, DPM and Minister of Works and Urban Development, centre,
on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, to help the straw vendors in Exuma, whose
straw market was destroyed by fire last week...
Spanish Ambassador Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General
- Apr 24, 2015 - 6:49:08 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- His Excellency Anibal Julio Jimenez Y Abascal,
Ambassador of Spain to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, presented his
Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, at Government House on Friday, April 17, 2015...
His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming calls on the Paraguay Ambassador
- Apr 24, 2015 - 5:17:55 PM
NEW YORK - His
Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (right), Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations and the Organisation
of American States, paid a courtesy call on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, on
the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the United
Nations, H.E. Mr. Federico Alberto González Franco (left), as part of
the Mission's efforts to garner support among UN Member States for The
Bahamas' re-election to Category 'C' of the Council of the International
Maritime Organisation, for which elections will take place in November
of this year...
Toastmasters International calls on Bahamas Governor General
- Apr 24, 2015 - 5:14:36 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Toastmasters
International District 47 Governor 2014-2015 along with other District
Governors paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Governor General Dame
Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
Pictured from left: Kendrick Knowles, Area 61 Governor; Edward Carey,
Co-founder Toastmasters; Anthony Longley, District 47 Governor; Dame
Marguerite Pindling; Jim Kockochi, International President-Elect; Pamela
D. Rolle, Past District 47 Governor; and Jamere McIntosh, Area 60
Griffin Urges Students to be Responsible for ‘Own Affirmation’
- Apr 24, 2015 - 4:32:02 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Minister of Social
Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin
Thursday warned tenth and eleventh grade students from public and
private secondary schools not look anywhere else but to themselves for
“When you put your self-esteem in other people’s
hands, you are asking for trouble as it is much easier for others to
take advantage of you when you look to them for affirmation,” Mrs.
Cultural warrior, Raphael Munnings honoured at St. John’s
- Apr 24, 2015 - 2:08:55 PM
Bahamas – St. John’s College Alumnus Raphael Munnings, leader of the famous ‘Beginning
of the End’ band of “Funky Nassau” fame was honoured at a Special Assembly at
on Thursday morning.
from primary through secondary school levels learned of his achievements as an
international entertainer – his band “Beginning of the End” was named one of
the ‘41 Bahamian Cultural Warriors’ acclaimed during the Bahamas 41st
Independence Anniversary Celebrations in 2014.
The band’s hit song “Funky Nassau” sold a million copies in 1971.
CARICOM Caucus hosts reception for CBC
- Apr 24, 2015 - 12:37:14 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In his capacity as
chairman of the CARICOM Caucus, His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United States, along with His Excellency Paul
Altidor, Haiti’s Ambassador to the United States, and ambassadors for
other CARICOM-member countries hosted a reception on Tuesday, April 21,
2015, for members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) at the Embassy
of Haiti, 2311 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Guests were welcomed
by Ambassador Newry, who noted that members of the CBC have been the
“best advocates” in Congress over the years for CARICOM countries...
Philip Armbrister and Chelina Williams-Allen Receive Top Public Service Awards for Northern Region
- Apr 24, 2015 - 12:23:29 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
-- Philip Armbrister and Chelina Williams-Allen were named Manager and
Administrative Assistant of the Year respectively during the Fourth
Administrative Professionals Awards Ceremony at Le Chateau on the Green on
Wednesday during an elegant luncheon.
Hosted by the Ministry
of the Public Service Northern Region Public Service Committee, the 12 nominees
(four Managers and eight Administrative Assistants) were showered with
accolades for exemplary work done in what was described as a thankless
1st Caribbean Safe and Secure Conference and Exhibition - June 18 – 20, 2015
- Apr 24, 2015 - 10:12:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Crime and safety are
dominant concerns throughout the region as the loss of assets does not
respect socio or any economic status. As we have also seen in the
Caribbean many of the threats are the not only the same but often times
there are interconnected crossing borders and jurisdictions.
an effort to bring together thinkers and solutionist Preventative
Measures, a network of local and international advisors and instructors
providing expert training and consulting on every facet of asset
protection, loss prevention and resource recovery, is excited to
announce the1st Caribbean Safe and Secure Exhibit Conference to be
held June 18 – 20, 2015at Melia Resort, Cable Beach, Nassau Bahamas...
Foul play ruled out in Johnny Kemp death
- Apr 24, 2015 - 10:04:46 AM
(Updated) Police in St. James, Jamaica have ruled out foul play according to news stories in both the Gleaner and
55 year old Bahamian musical icon was found floating face down said
reports on the morning of April 16th. "Bahamas Honorary Consul in
Jamaica was notified by the Royal Jamaican Police Force that a fully
clothed but unresponsive man was recovered by the Jamaican Maritime
Police in the waters off One Man Beach, Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay,
Jamaica in the Parish of St. James. Identification in the clothing
revealed the name Jonathan Kemp in a Bahamian Passport..."
COB Professors to Share Expertise in PBS Linguistic Documentary
- Apr 24, 2015 - 8:24:35 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Two College of The Bahamas English
professors will be among the linguistic experts featured in a special
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary entitled “Talking Black In
America” that explores the evolution of African American speech and
factors that have influenced it.
Walt Wolfram, a professor at
North Carolina State University, recently interviewed Assistant
Professor Dr. Chanti Seymour and Associate Professor Mrs. Anne Lawlor,
faculty in the School of English Studies, for the television production...
Marjorie Davis Institute For Special Education Officially Opened
- Apr 24, 2015 - 7:49:30 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The government has
officially opened a first class state-of the-art institute for special
education. A ceremony was held on Thursday, April 16 to open the
institute, which has been named after veteran educator, Miss Marjorie
Davis. The Institute is located on the site of the former Our Lady’s
School on Deveaux Street. Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Perry G.
Christie attended the ceremony commemorating the opening of the
institute. He said that the establishment of this type of facility
should come as ‘no surprise’ as education is a top priority for the
“I am grateful for the opportunity to address you at
the opening of this institution for special education,” said Mr.
Christie. “It is through education that we promote the development of
our people and the nation as a whole....
Owyn Ferguson is the New Bahamas Junior Minister of Tourism
- Apr 24, 2015 - 6:24:31 AM
After beating out 14 youth tourism ambassadors from around The
Bahamas, Owyn Ferguson of St. Anne’s School has been named the new junior
minister of tourism.
Ferguson like other senior students participated in the Junior
Minister of Tourism Speech Competition held at Superclub Breezes recently.
Finishing second was Latess Bartlett of Mary Star the Sea Catholic
School in Grand Bahama and third place went to Michel Anderson of Acklins
Central High School, Acklins...
Bahamas National Security Implements National Action Plan to Prevent Trafficking in Persons
- Apr 24, 2015 - 5:13:02 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –Prevention of trafficking in
persons is a priority for the Government of The Bahamas because of its many unfortunate
consequences, and the fact that it poses a threat to national security.
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Bernard Nottage
addressed the Joint Meeting of the Trafficking in Persons Inter-Ministry
Committee and the National Trafficking in Persons Task Force to encourage the leadership,
zeal, and cooperation the teams have demonstrated in the anti-trafficking in
persons strategy. The Joint Meeting took
place on Monday, April 20, in the Conference Room of the Ministry of National