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College of The Bahamas statement re: UTEB President
- Oct 1, 2014 - 5:33:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement issued by the College of The Bahamas Office of Communication:
The College of The
Bahamas wishes to remind the public that Union of Tertiary Educators of
Bahamas (UTEB) President Mr. Mark Humes served on the Presidential
Advisory Search Committee; the committee that interviewed, vetted and
recommended Dr. Rodney Smith. Mr. Humes also sits as the faculty
representative on the College Council, which approved
the Search Committee’s recommendation of Dr. Rodney Smith and advanced
his name to the Minister of Education. Therefore it is disingenuous
for the UTEB President to publicly express surprise at the handling of
the Presidential appointment process when he
was intimately and ardently involved at every stage of that
Church of God in Christ calls on Bahamas Governor General
- Oct 1, 2014 - 4:51:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Pastors of The Church of
God in Christ, headed by the Reverend Tony L. Hanna, D.D., Bishop and
the Reverend Patrick W. Smith, chairman of the Bahamas Jurisdiction,
paid a courtesy call on the Governor General Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling at Government House on September 30, 2014.
The church honourees were also present...
United Nations Development Program representative hails BREEF's innovation in conservation
- Oct 1, 2014 - 4:13:55 PM
BREEF’s Sir Nicholas
Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden, the eco-friendly underwater museum
to be deployed off the western tip of New Providence, was praised for
their proactive approach to climate change concerns and marine
conservation by a representative of the Global Environmental Facility
Small Grants Program established by the United Nations Development
“The Bahamas is a Small Island Developing State that is
vulnerable to climate change that may result in the loss of marine
biodiversity. The coral reef sculpture garden is both timely and
adequate to enhance the resilience of The Bahamas to the negative
effects of climate change,” noted Deon Stewart, GEF SGP Bahamas national
Jerome Fitzgerald: Cabinet decision on the engagement of Dr. Rodney Smith
- Oct 1, 2014 - 3:42:11 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a
Statement to the Press from Minister of
Education, Science and Technology the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald in which
the Minister Explains Cabinet Decision on the Engagement of Dr. Rodney
I have attached my press statement made on
the 20th August, which I read at a Press Conference. I have underlined
in red my position and that of Cabinet on the question of settling
financial terms with Dr. Smith.
Cabinet ONLY accepted the
recommendation by the Councilto appoint Dr. Smith as President. That
acceptance came with 2 conditions, which you will see highlighted and
underlined in red on pages 3 and 4. The Council could not negotiate
terms prior to receiving approval from Cabinet. Once that was received I
then authorizedCouncil to negotiatesubject tocertain conditions.
Uriah McPhee Primary School calls on Bahamas Governor General
- Oct 1, 2014 - 3:23:11 PM
Uriah McPhee Primary School, grade 5 and grade 6 students along with their teachers paid a courtesy call on the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, seen in the foreground, centre left, on September 29, 2014 at Government House...
Bahamas working to increase African-American visitors 2 major events planned for 2015
- Oct 1, 2014 - 3:21:05 PM
WASHINGTON, DC - The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) has locked in two major events that are
expected to attract thousands of African-American visitors to The
Bahamas in 2015.
According to BMOT’s Director of the
African-American market Linville Johnson, plans are underway for a black
women’s empowerment conference at Baha Mar, which is expected to bring
5,000 to 8,000 visitors to New Providence next year.
A music festival for Grand Bahama is also in
the making, and the proposed event is projected to attract anywhere
from 3,000 to 5,000 visitors to that island...
OAS Anticorruption Mechanism Holds On-Site Visit to The Bahamas
- Oct 1, 2014 - 2:14:24 PM
Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism of the Organization of
American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to The Bahamas from
September 23 to 25 with the country’s consent, as part of the analysis
that the mechanism carries out in accordance with the
methodology adopted by consensus among its member countries.
The Commission of the Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption
was made up of Tatiana Gutiérrez Delgado, Lead Expert of Costa Rica to
the Committee of Experts of the MESICIC and Public Ethics Prosecutor in
the Attorney General’s Office, and
Rodrigo Silva, Officer in the Department of Legal Cooperation of the
OAS General Secretariat...
DPM Davis Addresses Festivities Observing the 65th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China
- Oct 1, 2014 - 2:11:28 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – On the occasion marking the 65th
Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China on September 28
at Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Minister of
Foreign Affairs the Hon. Philip Davis outlined the flow of diplomatic relations
between The Bahamas and China since 1997 that has comprised a fostering of goodwill
The Deputy Prime Minister said: “Ambassador, since the
establishment of diplomatic relations between China and The Bahamas in 1997,
there has been a constant flow of friendly activities between us in all
spheres, political, cultural, medical, economic and educational...
LPM Challenges Dr Kenny Anthony’s Claim of Economic Growth
- Oct 1, 2014 - 1:59:33 PM
CASTRIES, St Lucia – The Lucian
People’s Movement (LPM) is aware that tourism-related construction
development is one of the primary potential economic fixes on the
However, after listening to Dr Kenny Anthony’s interview
with Daher Broadcasting Service (DBS) reporter Kendal Burton, titled
“Road to Recovery,” the leader of the LPM, Therold Prudent, believes
that Saint Lucians are being misled by Dr Anthony’s remark that “the
tourism sector is stabilising and showing signs of growth...”
Bahamas to Host Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) Conference
- Oct 1, 2014 - 1:30:42 PM
The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) in
conjunction with the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CCWA)
will be hosting the above-mentioned Conference at Atlantis, Paradise
Island during the period 6-10 October, 2014. Please see the Schedule of
Events (attached) for the Conference which features Technical Sessions,
Workshops and Seminars, an Opening Ceremony, and an Awards Banquet.
Opening Ceremony, will take place on
October 6th and The Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone
Christie, PM, the Hon. Philip Davis, DPM and Minister of Works &
Urban Development, as well as Cabinet Ministers from the Bahamas and the
Region are expected to be in attendance...
Yoga Retreat coming to Eleuthera, Bahamas in November
- Oct 1, 2014 - 12:32:09 PM
Harbour, Eleuthera - Yoga is simply
better in The Bahamas. Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to stretch
their legs while taking in the most beautiful of settings, thanks to the first
annual Lighthouse Center (TLC), a health and wellness business, which will host
a yoga retreat at Pineapple Fields Resort scheduled November 5-9, 2014 in
Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera. Featured
yoga instructors include Kerri Verna and Irene Pappas who have a combined
social media presence of over 1 million followers.
“I’m excited to share my passion for yoga and
wellness in my home”, said Kalin Griffin, Owner of The Lighthouse center. “I
look forward to partnering with local Bahamian businesses to stimulate our
island economy from the ground up...”
Bahamas signs Memorandum of Understanding with the International Organization for Migration
- Oct 1, 2014 - 12:27:22 PM
The Hon. Frederick
Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of The Bahamas,
and Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International
Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at
the Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the United Nations, New York,
on the morning of September 26, 2014.
agreement represents a framework for cooperation between the Government
of The Bahamas and the IOM in matters of mutual concern in relation to
High Commissioner Bethel and BMA Joins IMO Secretary General in Celebrating World Maritime Day
- Oct 1, 2014 - 11:45:37 AM
Maritime Organization celebrated World Maritime Day 2014 and marked the
occasion with a diplomatic reception at its London headquarters. His
Excellency High Commissioner Eldred Bethel and Bahamas Maritime
Authority Director Mr Davy Rolle at the event congratulated Secretary
General Koji Sekimizu for the work of the IMO.
Bethel who is the diplomatic head responsible for the Bahamas Maritime
Authority London said that The Bahamas continues to be committed to the
success of the International Maritime Organization as its work in
international shipping is unparalleled and continues to have an impact
on countries all over the world.
BCFA President Capron salutes China’s 65th National Day
- Oct 1, 2014 - 1:17:17 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas --
The Bahamas China Friendship Association joined Ambassador Yuan Guisen
and the People’s Republic of China in celebrating the country’s 65th Day
Anniversary Reception, September 28, at the Melia Nassau Resort, Cable
attendance were Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime
Minister Perry Christie, and Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Foreign
Affairs Minister Philip Davis. Also present were former Governors
General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Arthur D. Hanna.
Anthony Capron, recently elected president of the BCFA, expressed a genuine regard for China's maturity and positive influence...
Environment, Crime and Illegal Immigration are Bahamas' Top Priorities
- Oct 1, 2014 - 1:04:17 AM
fighting crime and containing illegal immigration” were the highest national
priorities for The Bahamas as these matters “go to the very root of our
existence” said Foreign Affairs Minister the Hon. Fred Mitchell before the 69th
Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He was speaking on the
theme, "Delivering On
and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda" on
Tuesday, 30th September 2014.
Speaking further on these three central themes,
Mitchell said that all of the government’s efforts around the three main themes
“are buttressed by our work to ensure that we have a robust, strong and
He pointed out that since the environment was central
to the sustainability of our number one industry, Tourism, it should come as no
CDC confirms Dallas patient first Ebola case in U.S.
- Sep 30, 2014 - 5:35:36 PM
U.S. Federal health officials have
confirmed that a patient being treated at the Texas Health Presbyterian
Hospital Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.
The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States.
hospital said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms
and travel history suggested the patient may have Ebola.
A CDC press conference on first Ebola case diagnosed in US at 5:30PM ET.
Caribbean Designers to Showcase at Dominicana Moda 2014
- Sep 30, 2014 - 5:01:05 PM
BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export),
under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) supports six (6) regional
designers to be part of Dominicana Moda 2014 (DM2014) in the Dominican
The Agency is pleased to support Kimya Glasgow of St.
Vincent & the Grenadines, who specialises in eco-luxury Resort wear;
Heather Jones International of Trinidad & Tobago, which produces
hand-painted silk chiffon garments; Christian Boucaud Designs, also of
Trinidad & Tobago, which creates custom resort wear garments; Jean
Yves Marchand of Haiti, who specialises in ready to wear clothing and
Reve Jewelry and Accessories of Jamaica, who creates luxury, hand-made
Stimulating Creativity and Prosperity Through Family Island Leadership
- Sep 30, 2014 - 4:41:54 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
Installing Local Government Practitioners to create economic
opportunities in the Family Islands is the Bahamas Government’s
strategic approach to global business sustainability. Under the theme
“Re-tooling & Strengthening Local Government To Lead Future Economic
Expansion and Diversification In The Family Islands,” the Department of
Local Government expects to stimulate creativity and economic
prosperity through Family Island leadership.
Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, who officially opened the Local
Government Leadership Training Seminar, September 29, at Melia Nassau
Beach Hotel, told Local Government Practitioners and Family Island...
(Video) Hon Fred Mitchell statement at United Nations General Assembly
- Sep 30, 2014 - 3:00:04 PM
"There are no higher priorities for The Bahamas: the environment,
fighting crime and containing illegal immigration. These matters for The
Bahamas go to the very root of our existence."
NEW YORK, NY -
National Statement by the Hon. Frederick A. Mitchell, MP Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigration of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas at
The Sixty-ninth Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly
30th September, 2014, New York on the Unga Theme: "Delivering on and
Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda" :
Mr. President, The
Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, said this a few days
ago: “Don’t be demoralised by your income; be inspired by your outcome”.
should be a driving principle, as all countries, particularly the Small
Island Developing States, seek to determine what the post-2015
Development Agenda will be. The obstacles are many.
Bahamas National Pride Association calls on Governor General
- Sep 30, 2014 - 2:54:31 PM
Nassau Bahamas - Members of the Bahamas
National Pride Association paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on September 29,
Pictured from left: Dr. Bridgette Rolle; Judy Williams; Olvin
Rees, chairman; Dame Marguerite Pindling; Joanne Johnson; Ginny
McKinney; and Anthony Capron...