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New Snake Species Discovered in Southern Bahamas
- May 27, 2016 - 3:43:29 PM
A new species of snake has been discovered in the Conception
Island National Park, a remote part of the southwest Bahamas. The
harmless Silver Boa was found last July during an expedition led by
University of North Carolina biologist Dr. Graham Reynolds.
is the first new boa species discovered in the Caribbean in over
70 years, and it sheds new light on the origins and extent of reptile
biodiversity in the region,” Dr Reynolds said. “But this animal is
critically endangered and already facing extinction.We estimate only a
few hundred remain.”
Minister of Transport on 2 Serious Traffic Accidents in New Providence
- May 27, 2016 - 1:11:15 PM
Statement By The Minister Of Transport And Aviation On Two Serious Traffic Accidents On The Streets Of New Providence:
Yesterday two very serious accidents occurred on the streets of New
Providence causing serious injury and death along with the inevitable
grief, pain and suffering.
Again I urge all of our people to have a heightened awareness of the risks associated with distracted or dangerous driving.
I wish to emphasise and reiterate the potential life-saving importance of using seatbelts...
PM Christie Speaks on the Government's Agenda for a Modern Bahamas
- May 27, 2016 - 12:54:05 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- While addressing the topic of his Government's
‘Agenda for a Modern Bahamas,’ Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie told the House of Assembly, on May 25, 2016,
that his Government’s efforts and successes over the past four years do
not begin and end on the fiscal front, for they have clearly understood
-- from prior to the last election -- that the nation confronts a
multitude of challenges that stand in the way of a better future for all
"Accordingly, we have been driven over the past
four years by a mission to effect fundamental transformation in the
pursuit of a modern Bahamas," Prime Minister Christie said, as he
presented his 2016/2017 Budget Communication...
College of The Bahamas Council Chairman Tenders His Resignation
- May 27, 2016 - 12:49:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – 27th May, 2016 – Mr. Alfred Sears, QC, Chairman of the
Council of The College of The Bahamas (COB) has tendered his
resignation with effect 31st May, 2016.
Mr. Sears in his letter
addressed to the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon.
Jerome K. Fitzgerald, indicated that his decision is the result of him
having been ratified as a candidate of the Progressive Liberal Party for
the Fort Charlotte Constituency; and his desire to remove from our
premiere public tertiary institution any perception of partisan
Local UHC Model to Provide for Transparency, Accountability and Seamless Delivery of Patient Care for Legal Residents
- May 27, 2016 - 9:44:23 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Cabinet of The Bahamas has approved a single
governance model that will accelerate the implementation of Universal
Health Coverage for legal residents of The Bahamas through the
implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) while providing
effective oversight of the Programme.
The approved, integrated
Universal Health Coverage governance structure will allow for quick and
effective decision-making with transparency and accountability, as well
as the alignment of health systems, and will result in greater
efficiency, continuity of care and the seamless delivery of
patient-centred services in the Government health sector...
Eyeing the Horse and Carriage Tour
- May 27, 2016 - 6:12:12 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – ‘Keeping an eye out’…. Director of Visitor Safety & Security Vincent Harris, pictured (holding envelope) with Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, keeps an eye on things as he walks with the Minister in the area of the House of Assembly and takes in the movement of a popular Horse and Carriage tour through downtown.
(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)
Save The Bays hails courage of Abaco community partner
- May 27, 2016 - 12:47:33 AM
Save The Bays:
The Supreme Court’s decision to grant concerned
locals permission to apply for a judicial review of the Abaco Club’s
proposed marina project has been hailed as another milestone in the
cause of responsible development in The Bahamas.
environmental advocacy group Save The Bays (STB) congratulated the
residents of Little Harbor for insisting that government follow the law
and ensure that developers consult local communities that may be
affected by their projects.
Legal director for STB, Fred Smith,
QC, who is representing community partner Responsible Development for
Abaco (RDA) in the case, says activists will continue to resort to the
courts for relief until government learns to respect local rights...
Roberts Addresses PLP Southern Shores Branch Meeting May 26th 2016
- May 27, 2016 - 12:13:13 AM
Remarks Bradley R. Roberts, National Chairman Progressive Liberal Party Public Meeting of The Southern Shores Branch Progressive Liberal Party Garvin Tynes Primary School Thursday, 26 May 2016:
When I addressed the Nassau
Village Branch on 26th January 2016, I said that the silly season of
politics was upon us and there is bound to be an abundance
misinformation, acts of deception, detraction, distraction, hidden
agendas and plain lies all in an attempt to cause you to lose focus on
your task at hand which...
Silver Airways begins service to Nassau
- May 26, 2016 - 5:55:15 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways made its
inaugural flight from Tampa, Florida to New Providence yesterday adding
25,000 new seats to The Bahamas.
Silver Airways will provide flights from Tampa, Fort Myers, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach, Florida to New Providence.
activities are significant in that the new routes allow a wide range of
travelers from these key markets in Florida to easily access the City
of Nassau and experience our Bahamian hospitality...”
PM Christie Announces Latest Progress In Baha Mar Development
- May 26, 2016 - 4:18:12 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt.
Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie announced in the House of Assembly, on May
25, 2016, the latest developments on the status of the Baha Mar Resort,
especially as it relates to the global tender process that is being
carried out by the Receiver Managers on behalf of the Export-Import Bank
of China (Eximbank).
"My Government has been advised that the
first round of bids has just closed and that there are a number of good
and reputable investors who have shown interest in the project and that
these investors will be evaluated," Prime Minister Christie said...
Freeport Primary School Receives a $25K Fully Equipped
- May 26, 2016 - 4:05:19 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas – The Minister of Education, Science and
Technology, the Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald accompanied executives from
Mission Educate Bahamas and Scotiabank Bahamas to officially open the
TuneIn To Reading (TIR) computer lab at the Freeport Primary School in
A public-private partnership (PPP) between the
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and Mission
Educate Bahamas along with scores of corporate partners has resulted in
the expansion of computer labs in public primary school throughout the
Mitchell Represents The Bahamas At Guyana's 50th anniversary
- May 26, 2016 - 3:54:17 PM
The Hon. Fred Mitchell, Bahamas Foreign Minister is today in Guyana
representing The Bahamas at the 50th anniversary of that country's
independence. Mr. Mitchell is the envoy of the Prime Minister and is
conveying a special message to the President of Guyana from the Prime
Sterling Global Financial launches Sterling Bank & Trust
- May 26, 2016 - 3:19:09 PM
Bahamas-based Sterling Global Financial, an integrated banking and
financial services provider with more than US$9 billion in assets under
administration and operations in The Bahamas and Cayman Islands, today
announced the launch of Sterling Bank & Trust.
News of the
latest bank to bolster the Bahamas financial services portfolio was made
at a press conference in Nassau by Sterling Global Financial Chairman
David Kosoy and welcomed by two prominent members of The Bahamas
Cabinet, Minister for Investments Khaalis Rolle and Minister for
Financial Services Hope Strachan.
Fred Mitchell: Concern about racism in Baha Mar criticism
- May 26, 2016 - 1:48:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas- The following is a statement by the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration:
have taken note of the country’s raging debate built on the false
message about the completion and opening of the Baha Mar project. The
message was sent out from a radio personality on Monday, the 23rd May.
Bahamas is a democracy and a free society, so public discourse is par
for the course. What is of concern however is when racism and jingoism
appear to be seeping into the dialogue and public discourse. We should
not wander down that path for that is the wrong path...
Cable Bahamas awarded second mobile licence
- May 26, 2016 - 11:23:30 AM
The Government of The Bahamas has formally
announced the award of the second mobile license to Cable Bahamas (CBL).
This announcement was made by Prime Minister Perry Gladstone Christie
in his budget speech in Parliament. During the speech, he gave
instruction to the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA)
to proceed with the license award. This historic decision is considered
monumental for both CBL and the Bahamian people.
process has been extensive and thorough, including an in-depth financial
and technical assessment of the company and its capabilities. CBL says
it is proud and excited to quickly move forward to providing the
world-class mobile services consumers in The Bahamas have been calling
Carnival Mega Ship Calls at Freeport Harbour
- May 26, 2016 - 11:06:55 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Carnival Cruise Lines mega ship, the Carnival
Breeze called at Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Wednesday morning.
1,004-foot-long beautiful sea craft brought a record 4,527 passengers
to the island making for a busy day at Freeport Harbour as the sister
ship, Carnival Ecstasy, which has the capacity to bring more than 2,000
passengers was also docked at Freeport Harbour, as was the Celebration
which sails regularly between Freeport and West Palm Beach, Florida.
Bahamas Spelling Bee Champ Makes it to 3rd round, Does not Advance to Scripps finals
- May 26, 2016 - 10:43:50 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bahamas National Spelling Bee champion Donovan Aaron
Butler failed to advance to the finals of the 2016 Scripps National
Spelling Bee currently being held at the Gaylord National Resort and
Convention Center in National Harbour, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
completion of the third round, the 45 finalists who accumulated the
required 27 points from combined scores of the written test and two
preliminary spelling rounds were announced shortly after 6 p.m...
NEMA Conducts Water Rescue Course in Crooked Island
- May 26, 2016 - 9:55:07 AM
MAJOR’S CAY, Crooked Island – The National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) in partnership with the United States Northern Command
(USNORTHCOM) and the United States Public Health Services trained a
group of residents in highly-skilled water rescue techniques in the
event a disaster strikes the community.
Crooked Island was one of
the islands in the Southeast Bahamas that received massive damage
during the passage of Hurricane Joaquin last October...
Bahamian Educators Receive Medals for Exemplary Service
- May 26, 2016 - 5:02:28 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Twenty-three exemplary female educators
representing government and private institutions in The Bahamas were
recognized for their invaluable contributions to nation building during a
ceremony Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
Family, friends, well-wishers,
executives of the Primary Principals’ Association, representatives of
the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and school
administrators were among those in attendance at Government House when
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling presented the
veteran educators with medals. The theme for the ceremony was
“Celebrating Exemplary Educators”.
Director of Education Lionel Sands said the job of a teacher is “multi-faceted”.