||Last Updated: Jul 26, 2014 - 2:08:07 PM
Tomii Culmer if Grand Bahama wins Top Model competition of Miss Bahamas Universe
- Jul 26, 2014 - 1:01:35 PM
Nassau, New Providence
- The Miss Bahamas Organisation held their Top Model segment last night
and Tomii Culmer, representing Grand Bahama came out on top. 1st Runner
Up was Winner Ominique Burrows, Long Island; and 2nd Runner Up was
Chantel O'Brian, Ocean Cay.
Next in the pageant is the Miss World Bahamas
National Dress & Miss Universe Bahamas Costume Competition on July
26, the Miss Bahamas Swimsuit competition on July 27, and the Miss
Bahamas Evening Gown & Talent Competitions on August 1.
Bahamas Basketball Federation calls on Governor General
- Jul 26, 2014 - 12:30:43 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Governor-General Dame
Marguerite Pindling welcomed the president of the Bahamas Basketball
Federation, Charlie Robins, and other members for a courtesy call at
Government House, July 23, 2014.
Pictured sitting from left: Clifford
Rahming, Mr. Robins, Dame Marguerite, Mario Bowleg and Sharon Storr...
Bahamas Tourism Team Pays Courtesy Call’s on Tennessee Mayors
- Jul 26, 2014 - 11:16:19 AM
GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND- The Vacation
Express/ Bahamasair Summer Flight program fueled by the efforts of the
Ministry of Tourism and the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board continues
to soar to greater heights. The initial eight city non-stop service
program has now picked up two additional cities with flights originating
in Memphis and Nashville Tennessee commencing August 11th and September
The introduction of this programme increases
the average length of stay for the destination with its rolling four (4
nights with departures on the 5th day) flight schedule. Visitor spend on
tour excursions, dining experiences and shopping among others aids the
Ministry of Tourism’s goal of achieving the widest possible distribution
of the benefits of Tourism throughout the island...
400 Students Begin Training at Baha Mar
- Jul 26, 2014 - 12:33:26 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas – Baha Mar made good on
its commitment to training young Bahamians today by doubling the
enrollment of its Leadership Development Institute (LDI) to welcome 395
students - six of which have Intellectual and Developmental Disorders
In May, 150 students graduated from LDI’s first class. The
session of LDI saw enrollment increase to 162 students. Since the
program was first announced, LDI has received strong community support
and has been highly lauded as a program that is improving our community
because it is providing many young people an opportunity to change their
course in life...
Svitzer opens training centre in Grand Bahama
- Jul 25, 2014 - 8:19:52 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
– The country’s maritime industry got a boost in the right direction
Thursday with the decision by Svitzer to open its Regional Training
Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Since 1833, Svitzer has
provided safety and support at sea. With a reported 4,000 plus
employees, a fleet of more than 400 vessels and operating all over the
world, the company is said to be a global market leader in towage and
emergency response. The firm is head-quartered in Copenhagen, Denmark
and it is part of the A.P.Moller-Maersk Group.
Bahamas Minister of Labour confirms job increases
- Jul 25, 2014 - 6:13:29 PM
Bahamas - The Department of Statistics
2014 Labour Force Survey has revealed that more than 8,000 jobs have been
created as a direct result of the proactive and innovative policies of the
This, the Minister of
Labour and National Insurance the Hon Shane Gibson confirmed in a Communication
to the House of Assembly on Wednesday, July 23. 2014.
The date, compiled by
the staff of the country’s premier authority on data contains “irrefutable
evidence” of the success of the policies of the administration led by Prime
Minister the Rt Hon Perry Christie, Mr. Gibson said...
Public Hospitals Authority 9th Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony and Dinner
- Jul 25, 2014 - 2:46:17 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister Perry
Christie pins 2nd runner up for Individual Award Asst. Physiotherapist Caroline
Strachan, just before she receives award and trophy from Minister of Health Dr.
Perry Gomez, during the Public Hospitals Authority 9th Annual Employee
Recognition Awards Ceremony and Dinner, July 19, 2014. Governor-General Dame Marguerite Pindling was
also in attendance.
Bahamas and Dominican Republic sign Technical Cooperation Agreement
- Jul 25, 2014 - 1:54:39 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas—On 24th July 2014,
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic took an
important step forward in strengthening their relations by signing The
Bahamas-Dominican Republic Basic Agreement on Technical Cooperation.
Agreement forms an umbrella that will facilitate and enhance trade and
commercial cooperation, academic exchanges and other similar projects of
mutual interest technical cooperation between their governments through
specific projects of mutual interest, in addition to the objectives
that contribute to the economic and social benefit of both nations.
Caribbean Cardiac Society Meets in The Bahamas
- Jul 25, 2014 - 12:55:48 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -
In The Bahamas, Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in
the overall population, accounting for one-quarter of all deaths in the
This week, the
country welcomed over 100 cardiologists from throughout the Caribbean
and North American for the 29th Annual Caribbean Cardiac Society
Scientific Meeting. The three-day event is being held at Atlantis
Paradise Resort. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, was in
attendance to officially open the event on Wednesday, July 23 and to
deliver remarks of the group of doctors...
Pastor Dave Burrows "deals hope' in South Africa
- Jul 25, 2014 - 12:40:11 PM
June 12-23rd, Pastor Dave Burrows travelled once again to South Africa for his second tour of the African country.
Dr. Burrows visit included familiar stops from his previous trip plus additional new venues.
flying 15hours from Atlanta, Dr. Burrow’s first stop was the city of
Rustenburg where he was special guest speaker for the June 16th (Soweto
Uprising) commemoration service which brought together adults and youth
for a special Sunday morning service. The event was hosted by Apostle
Treasure Kgobokwe and the Excellence Christian Center Church. The
powerful service culminated with a special prayer and dedication for the
youth of Rustenburg.
Shane Gibson House Communication - Labour Force Survey
- Jul 25, 2014 - 11:56:14 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a communication by Hon. D. Shane Gibson:
Mr. Speaker and Honourable House Members I
am so grateful to the good people of the Golden Gates Constituency on
whose shoulders I stand and whom I have the privilege to serve. Today,
Mr. Speaker, I rise to deliver a brief, but very important communication
to this Parliament on a Report compiled by the Department of Statistics
on the 2014 Labour Force Survey.
This survey, Mr. Speaker was
compiled by the professional staff members of the country’s premier
authority on data and contains irrefutable evidence of the success of the policies of this Perry Christie led administration...
Bahamas highlights 75th anniversary of World’s first undersea Post Office
- Jul 24, 2014 - 6:46:02 PM
The Bahamas – The Bahamas Postal Services announces the release a new series of
commemorative stamps on August 16, 2014 which will pay tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the World’s
first undersea Post Office.
The new stamps will depict the pioneering work of John Ernest
(“J.E.”) Williamson (1881-1966), whose underwater photography drew mass
attention to the beautiful and precious natural resources of The Bahamas.
Designed by Derek Miller and printed by Lowe-Martin, the stamps
feature a 15 cent stamp, a 50 cent stamp, a 65 cent stamp and a 70 cent stamp...
Svitzer officially opens Regional Training Centre in Bahamas
- Jul 24, 2014 - 5:15:19 PM
With an inaugural
event held on July 24, 2014, Svitzer has officially opened its Regional
Training Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.
Centre features one of the most complete navigation simulator
facilities in the region, with stations for assisted ship and two
harbour tugs. The simulator has been developed by FORCE Technology of
Denmark, and deployed by Svitzer in close cooperation with Freeport
Harbour Company and Mediterranean Shipping Company.
facility will allow for joint training of pilots and tug captains and
it can be customized for specific harbours, vessels or operating
Bahamasair Partners with the Ministry of Tourism
- Jul 24, 2014 - 3:35:19 PM
the nation’s national flag carrier has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism
(MOT) as it works to attract passengers for its West Palm Beach to Nassau
to Woody Wilson, Senior Sales Manager, Bahamasair, the national flag carrier brought
Jay Zeager, the morning show host of
Seaview Radio in West Palm Beach, on Thursday, July 17, for a
four day stay to promote the service.
Wilson said, “We asked him to come over and broadcast live from here, and we
have paired him with Star 106 here in Nassau...
Michael Halkitis House Communication on the Tabling of the Vat Bill
- Jul 24, 2014 - 12:49:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Communication by State Minister for Finance the Hon. Michael Halkitis:
The tabling of the Value Added Tax Bill in this Honourable House is an historic moment in the history of our nation.
Following many years of study and
discussion, at times heated and contentious, we are finally taking up
the challenge, and shouldering the responsibility, of bringing our
system of taxation up to the proper and appropriate standards of the
Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson / Fred Higgs Golf Challenge inaugurates in Grand Bahama
- Jul 24, 2014 - 12:37:40 PM
LUCAYA, Grand Bahama – The smooth green surface of the Reef Golf Course is playing host to a major golf tournament.
first Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson / Fred Higgs Golf Challenge got
underway on July 22nd, attracting a large number of competitors
including former outstanding Bahamian basketball players and company
The event is being sponsored by the
Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Golf Federation along with the
support of the Bahamas Basketball Federation...
Nassau's Chantal Adderley makes Dean's List at Maine Maritime Academy
- Jul 24, 2014 - 11:32:57 AM
Maine Maritime Academy Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2014
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy recently named students to their
Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester
of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a
grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Chantal Adderley, of Nassau, Bahamas made the Spring 2014 Dean's List,
graduating with a degree in Marine Transportation Operations.
Plea Bargain workshop for Bahamas AG's office staff
- Jul 24, 2014 - 12:34:15 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas – Staff of the Office of the Attorney
General and members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force recently participated in
a Plea Bargain/Workshop.
The two-day training
programme was coordinated by the Office of the Attorney General, the Embassy of
The United States of America and the National Centre for State Courts (NCSC)
and held at the British Colonial Hilton.
Garvin Gaskin, Acting Director of Public
Prosecutions in the Office of the Attorney General, said the programme was
designed to impart detailed knowledge about plea negotiation strategies to
Bahamas Prime Minister House Contribution -Tabling of four (4) Constitutional Amendment Bills
- Jul 23, 2014 - 11:25:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Communication by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister of The Bahamas:
These four bills, representing the first round of
constitutional reform, are bound together by a common thread: the need
to institute full equality between men and women in matters of
citizenship and, more broadly, to eliminate discrimination in The
Bahamas based on sex.
It will be recalled that the Constitutional
Commission, in its Report last year, made specific recommendations
concerning this matter. The Commission has now presented to Cabinet –
and Cabinet has approved - the four bills that will be introduced in
this honourable House this morning...
Bahamas Leader of The Opposition House Communication -Tabling Of four (4) Constitutional Amendment Bills
- Jul 23, 2014 - 10:59:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Communication by Opposition Leader, Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis' :
principle that every man, every women and the child of every Bahamian,
is endued by our Creator with the inalienable right to expect and to
receive equal treatment before the Law and under the Constitution has
been a guiding principle of the Party that I am honoured to lead from
its inception. I am advised, Mr. Speaker, by those who attended the
Independence Conference held at Marlborough House in London in December,
1972, that the FNM Delegation, which was lead by the Late Sir Kendal