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New Bahamas Research Gives Insight Into Teen Aggression In Relationships - Oct 22, 2014 - 2:49:28 AM

Girls are more likely than boys to be aggressive in their intimate relationships with the opposite sex, according to new research published in the International Journal of Bahamian Studies (IJBS) Volume 20(1), The College of The Bahamas’ online research journal.

The groundbreaking study gives insight into how teenagers view their roles in relationships with significant others and is based on the results of a survey more than 1,000 10th and 12th grade students in eight schools in New Providence completed. The College of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Crisis Centre collaborated on the research.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
HE Forrester J. Carroll Visits Grand Bahama for ‘Diplomatic Week’ - Oct 21, 2014 - 11:21:36 PM

FREEPORT, The Bahamas – His Excellency Forrester J. Carroll Consul General, Bahamas Consulate, New York, made an official visit to Grand Bahama, and as part of ‘Diplomatic Week’ – this week -- he visited schools on the island – this morning speaking to faculty and students in the capacity of diplomat during this special week that nationally recognizes the diplomatic corps.

Mr. Carroll introduced himself to the youngsters as an honorary Grand Bahamian who has lived on Grand Bahama since 1963. His participation for ‘Diplomatic Week’ involved speaking at various high schools and giving young people a glimpse of what the diplomatic corps is all about, explaining...

News : International : Caribbean News
CDEMA On the Threat of Ebola Virus to the Caribbean Region - Oct 21, 2014 - 7:34:55 PM

The World Health Organization (2014) has declared an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as ongoing in Western Africa; with Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea being the most seriously affected.

To date, there have been over 8,000 cases reported with over 4,000 deaths (WHO 2014). Recent cases of the virus being contracted in Spain and the United States of America have also been reported.

As a result, the CDEMA Coordinating Unit (CU) is disseminating this correspondence to its Participating States in order to provide basic information about the virus and to strongly encourage the adoption of a position...

News : Local
100 Haitian Migrants Apprehended in Harvey Cay, Exumas - Oct 21, 2014 - 7:17:10 PM

Coral Harbour Base, Bahamas - The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended over one hundred (100) Haitian migrants around 8:30am this morning, in the Exuma chain. Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship P45 under the command of Acting Sub Lieutenant Owen Sands intercepted the white and green American sailing yacht at approximately 4.5 nautical miles off Harvey Cay. A search of the vessel resulted in the apprehension of numerous undocumented Haitian Nationals.

The Migrants were subsequently taken into custody and are currently being transported to Coral Harbour Base where they were handed over to Immigration Authorities for further processing. The first group of migrants arrived at 2:00pm today.

News : Local
Reported Threats against ZNS Reporter - Oct 21, 2014 - 5:04:43 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Press Club 2014 is alarmed at some of the responses to a report on the demolition of shanty towns aired on the ZNS Network this past Friday, in particular the threats made against our membership chairman, who reported the story.

While the matter has been reported to the Police, we reject and condemn any attempt to intimidate our members or any other member of the media in the discharge of their duties, and will vigorously defend their rights to do their jobs without fear or favour. We also call on all media houses to utilize all legal means to protect, support and defend their employees as they continued to perform an invaluable public service.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Sweden and Korea Call on Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs - Oct 21, 2014 - 2:30:52 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - H.E. Claes Hammer, Swedish Ambassador pays a courtesy call on the Honourable Frederick A. Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration...

H.E. Oh Hangu, Ambassador Designate of the Republic of South Korea pays a courtesy call on the Honourable Frederick A. Mitchell, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration at the Ministry’s headquarters on Cable Beach...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Houston Couple Wins Bahamas Dream Wedding In Acklins - Oct 21, 2014 - 12:47:30 PM

PLANTATION, Florida - It was a chance meeting at a gas station in Houston, Texas that LaShaundra Coleman saw her soul mate Roderick Dowell, owner of a transportation company, for the second time.

LaShaundra said that “when she first saw this “very attractive” man, she was in a relationship and decided not to speak to him at that time”.

Months later, the then-single LaShaundra, who was hanging out with some of her friends, stopped at a gas station across town in Houston. She looked to her right and in amazement there he was again, this time sitting in a car right next to her...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Work of Bahamas Public Servants to be Honoured - Oct 21, 2014 - 12:45:52 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Recognizing that democracy and successful governance are built on the foundation of a competent Public Service, the Government is staging a number of activities to highlight the work of its more than 20,000 public officers.

During a press conference Monday, October 20 at the Ministry of the Public Service, Minister of Labour and National Insurance, and of the Ministry of the Public Service, the Hon. Shane Gibson shed light on the week of activities aimed at highlighting the work of Public Servants...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Out Island Arrivals Improve - Oct 21, 2014 - 12:40:17 PM

Foreign air and sea arrivals to the Out Islands have improved by 10 per cent between January and July 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, according to the latest data from the Research Statistics and Scanning Units in the Ministry of Tourism.

The statistics, which were released recently, shows that foreign air arrivals to the Out Islands increased by one per cent.

However, in 2014, air and sea arrivals increased every month except March, which saw a decrease of 7.5 per cent compared to 2013.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival / Exhibition 2014 Opens - Oct 21, 2014 - 12:27:10 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival /Exhibition 2014 officially opened today at the Pro Gallery of the College of The Bahamas.

The art exhibition will continue until the 27th October 2014.

Photos enclosed
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Florida couple ecstatic about winning Bahamas dream wedding In Abaco - Oct 21, 2014 - 12:13:41 PM

PLANTATION, Florida - “Super thrilled and beyond belief” are the sentiments shared by Pierre Alex Demonsthene, a legal aide, when he found out that he and his fiancé, WanJira Banfield, a travel writer and fitness instructor had won a complimentary dream wedding in Abaco, The Bahamas.

The couple who refers to each other as ‘Mayor’ (because of Pierre’s diplomatic disposition) and ‘Majesty’ (the regal-style treatment WanJira administers to others) are one of 16 couples from throughout the United States of America (USA) who recently won the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s (BMOT) unique social media “16 Weddings 16 Islands, One Priceless Day” contest...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Youth in Parliament calls on Bahamas Governor General - Oct 21, 2014 - 12:06:27 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Representing New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands, thirty-eight members of Youth in Parliament paid a courtesy call on Deputy to the Governor General Oswald Ingraham and Mrs. Emily Ingraham at Government House on Thursday, October 16, 2014...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Girl Guide Leaders Thanked at 100 Year Celebration - Oct 21, 2014 - 12:01:20 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas Girl Guides Association held a grand rally on Saturday evening on Government House Grounds, celebrating the achievements of the organization under the theme, ‘100 Years of Influencing Lives,’ with Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling giving a “thank you” to the very dedicated leaders who made it all possible.

Addressing the very large gathering that included past and present members and leaders of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association and friends of the organization, the Governor General complimented the movement – as a “proud full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts” -- for having positively influenced thousands of girls in New Providence and the Family Islands...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
50th Anniversary Gospel Concert held in Freeport‏ - Oct 21, 2014 - 10:32:14 AM

FREEPORT, The Bahamas - The Department of Social Services, Grand Bahama, in celebration of the DSS 50th Anniversary, held a Gospel Concert at the Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium Saturday night.  Minister of Social Services, the Hon. Melanie Griffin officially opened the concert.

The event brought Gospel singing artists like the world-famous Cooling Waters, Pastor Simeon Outten and the New Life Band, Community Holiness Praise Team, The Bahamas Brass Band, and Calvary Baptist Church Praise Team.  Pictured is Minister Griffin speaking to the concert crowd...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
New Media Guidelines in Place for Bahamas Government House - Oct 21, 2014 - 12:54:08 AM

Nassau, Bahamas (Issued October 17th) In an attempt to ensure propriety and to preserve the essential decorum which must be observed at the Official Residence of the Representative of Her Majesty the Queen, the Head of State, the Office of the Governor General of The Bahamas has issued general guidelines for members of the media.

The following guidelines will take immediate effect, and the media is asked to ensure that the procedures are followed at all times.

1. Bahamas Information Services is the agency responsible for all media relations, and timely contact should therefore be made appropriately ...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Darville Aims to Improve Grand Bahama Medical Infrastructure - Oct 20, 2014 - 7:33:51 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - At the Annual Cancer Society of Grand Bahama’s ‘Hope Gala Ball’ on Saturday, Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville gave observations of the cancer fight from his very immediate experience as a physician, and said he aims to ensure the medical infrastructure of Grand Bahama is advanced to state of the art.

This year’s ball was held under the theme “Life is Beautiful, Live Life: Celebrate.” It is the premier fund raising event of The Grand Bahama Branch of The Cancer Society of the Bahamas...
News : Local
Security Measures for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Addressed with Commissioner of Police - Oct 20, 2014 - 5:53:39 PM

Nassau, New Providence - In an effort to ensure that safety and security remain high priority for The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and all associated events, a briefing meeting was recently held at the Royal Bahamas Police Force Headquarters, with the Bahamas National Festival Commission and the Road Fever Companies.

Leaders of the Road Fever Companies were provided with guidelines and safety information for their private launches and carnival related events by Ellison Greenslade, Commissioner of Police.

Greenslade said that all requests made by the Road Fever companies for their parties and launches will be handled expeditiously...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Task Force on Ebola meet at Office of the Prime Minister - Oct 20, 2014 - 4:08:08 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – A Task Force on Ebola met today at the Office of the Prime Minister. Present were Government Ministers and key personnel from various departments. (BIS Photos/Peter L. Ramsay)
News : New Providence
U.S. Embassy Presents Local NGO’s with PEPFAR Small Grants to Support the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - Oct 20, 2014 - 3:42:47 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - On Tuesday, October 14, U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Health officials participated in a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Health to announce the recipients of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) small grants program. The U.S. Embassy’s Political/Economic and Commercial Chief David Allen was on hand for the event along with health officials including the Ministry of Health’s Acting Permanent Secretary Marco Rolle, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Glen Beneby, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Delon Brennen, Director of the National AIDS Program Dr. Nikkiah Forbes and Managing Director of the HIV/AIDS Center Nurse Marva Jervis. The objective of the PEPFAR initiative is to support national programs in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, while strengthening the capacity to monitor current cases and collaborating with civil society groups to reach key at-risk populations...
News : International
Young Bahamian Entrepreneur Innovates in Atlanta - Oct 20, 2014 - 12:46:22 PM

ATLANTA, Georgia -  Little would one suspect to hear a 5-year old student at a charter school in Atlanta, Georgia screaming at the top of her voice: “Where is BahamaMan?!” But it is happening; and it is happening more and more at a growing number of kindergarten and elementary schools in the Atlanta area.

BahamaMan© is a story book character created by Tyrone Sawyer II, a standout Bahamian track & field athlete, and his wife Jemima. Under the aegis of their company, Aunt Jemima’s Playhouse LLC, the Sawyers have introduced a fun, innovative way to reach children between two and twelve years old, which is widely considered to be the most vital stage of their development. Aunt Jemima’s Playhouse is a cultural children’s...
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