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TEDxGrandBahama returns August 8th
- Aug 1, 2015 - 8:17:19 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – Following a successful inaugural event
in 2014, TEDxGrandBahama returns on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at the
Coral Reef Rm. in the Canal House at the Pelican Bay Hotel.
One hundred of Grand Bahama’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together to dialogue around the theme,
Bahamian Development: How Can We Further It?
event will feature an impressive lineup of presenters sharing their
ideas on topics ranging from gender to ecosystem conservation and the
role of the performing arts in economic development...
Bahamas Ministry of Transport responds to Air Traffic Controllers Union
- Aug 1, 2015 - 7:01:39 PM
The statement by the President of the Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers
Union has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Transport and
The Ministry wishes to remind the President of the
relevant provisions of the Public Service General Orders which govern
overtime and further to refer her to the recent ruling of the Court of
Appeal confirming the General Orders position on overtime in the case of
essential services which would include air traffic control services.
The Ministry is advised that in accordance with General Orders all controllers who worked overtime at Freeport Airport over...
Government of Singapore Invites Applicants for Strategic Management of IT Course
- Jul 31, 2015 - 7:38:14 PM
The Government of the Republic of Singapore
invites applications for the Chief Information Officers Training
Programme on the Strategic Management of Information Technology, October
12-16, 2015 at the National University of Singapore.
curriculum is conducted under the Singapore Cooperation Programme
Training Award (SCPTA)/Small Island Developing States Technical
Cooperation Programme (SIDSTEC).
The Government of Singapore would be pleased to consider one (1) suitable applicant from the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Bahamas Attorney General on Postponement of July 31 Hearing for Appointment of Provisional Liquidator
- Jul 31, 2015 - 5:35:42 PM
July 31, 2015 – Nassau, Bahamas (Attorney General of the Bahamas Statement)
the beginning of this project, the Government of The Bahamas has sought
to facilitate an impartial process that results in the opening of Baha
Mar, under private ownership and operation as soon as possible. It is
without question in our national interest to do so.
statement today is entirely misleading. As a matter of policy, our
Government has sought to create a fair playing field for the
Save the Bays: Government ‘jumped the gun’ over Rubis leak risks
- Jul 31, 2015 - 5:17:17 PM
Save The Bays CEO Vanessa Haley-Benjamin questions the decision to tell
Marathon residents they have nothing to fear, based on preliminary and
The government displayed poor judgment and
risked giving false hope to Marathon residents by releasing incomplete
findings on the health risks associated with the Rubis fuel spill on
Robinson Road, Vanessa Haley-Benjamin said.
Lending her support to last week’s protest by Marathon residents outside the station, Haley-Benjamin
GB Shipyard Apprentice Programme Partners with COB
- Jul 31, 2015 - 4:06:18 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Grand Bahama Shipyard Apprentice
Programme's partnership with The College of The Bahamas was officially
announced on Friday during a brief ceremony at the Shipyard.
of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald said
he was pleased with the partnership and the Ministry welcomes such
partnerships, particularly when they benefit students academically.
"The Grand Bahama Shipyard has always been regarded as excellent corporate citizens and has made invaluable investments in the..."
Baha Mar Comments on Adjournment of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
- Jul 31, 2015 - 1:59:39 PM
Nassau, Bahamas (July 31, 2015) – Baha Mar issued the following
statement following the adjournment of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas
hearing on the Government’s petition to August 19th:
Government’s entire application is misguided and without merit, and the
whole process is abusive, oppressive and undertaken in bad faith. We
look forward to demonstrating those facts to the Court. Moreover, it
should be clear to the entire country that the Government’s action do
not serve the best interests of the Bahamas and its people. Those
interests are best served by the completion..."
US Coast Guard to suspend search for missing teens on Friday at sunset
- Jul 31, 2015 - 1:12:45 PM
Families of the boys asking for searches in Northern Bahamas islands
The US Coast Guard search for the missing Jupiter teens will be
suspended at sunset on Friday, July 31st, one week after Austin and
Perry went missing. The Coast Guard said it has done all they could to
locate the two boys, however the families say they will continue the
Should new information come to light before sunset, the Coast Guard they would reopen the case...
Grand Bahama Port Authority Donates $3M for COB Dorms in Northern Campus
- Jul 31, 2015 - 12:49:03 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Grand Bahama Port Authority on Thursday
donated $3M for the construction of dormitories and multi-purpose
facility at The College of the Bahamas Northern Campus, during a press
conference at the Port Authority.
Minister of Education, Science
and Technology, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, said he reflected on all of
the stages they went through to get to this point, having been a part of
it when appointed to the Board of The College of The Bahamas by the
then Minister of Education, Alfred Sears in 2002...
Last wild horse of Abaco dies
- Jul 31, 2015 - 12:22:22 PM
Many have been following the plight of the wild horses of Abaco over the years, and it is with sadness we report that the last horse, Nunki
passed away on July 23rd.
is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to tell you, our faithful
fans and followers, of Nunkis passing on July 23rd. Nunki was over 20
years old, which is quite remarkable for her. She passed peacefully and
painlessly in the loving arms of her caretaker and friend of over 20
years Milanne Rehor (Mimi) and with friends Avener and Dr Bailey at her
side. Her over stressed liver finally gave up..."
Bahamas a Hit at 2015 Oshkosh EAA AirVenture Show
- Jul 31, 2015 - 8:25:25 AM
PLANTATION, Florida – The Islands of The
Bahamas was once again a smashing hit at the 2015 Oshkosh Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture show, held at Wittman Regional
Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
More than 500,000 aviation
enthusiasts and media professionals from sixty countries and 10,000
aircrafts attended the world’s largest EAA AirVenture show, which
featured daily aerobatic performances, aircraft stimulation and a
diverse selection of iconic vintage, military and experimental
Contracts Signed For New Homes In Grand Bahama
- Jul 31, 2015 - 7:24:43 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - While attending the historic Cabinet meeting
held on the island of Grand Bahama this week, Minister of the
Environment and Housing, Hon. Kenred Dorsett, finalized contracts for
the construction of thirty six (36) homes on the island. The 36
dwelling structures will be located in Bahamia West Replat.
contracts awarded to twelve (12) local contractors will not only result
in making homes available for Bahamians living on the island of Grand
Bahama but will also create much needed jobs during construction. The
combined value of the contracts awarded is approximately $4,147,000...
Prime Minister Christie on the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Amendment Bill
- Jul 31, 2015 - 5:20:37 AM
Statement of The Prime Minister The Rt. Honourable Perry Christie, Prime
Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas & Minister of Finance,
Member of Parliament for Centreville:
Ladies and Gentlemen, my government recognizes that the imminent
expiration of these concessions under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement has
provided an opportunity for this administration to secure a
comprehensive set of new arrangements aimed at spurring economic
development in Grand Bahama, while simultaneously increasing Grand
Bahama’s contribution to net fiscal receipts on a fairer and more
equitable basis, having regard to interests of The Bahamas as a ...
Shaquille O'Neal in Bimini for Naked Taco Takeover Weekend
- Jul 31, 2015 - 1:52:14 AM
Bimini, Bahamas – Great food, pulsating
music, and a basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal spinning hits made for
an unforgettable event for fans of celebrity chef Ralph Pagano who ate,
drank, and partied in Bimini during the Naked Taco Takeover weekend held
at Resorts World Bimini (RWB). The award-winning chef brought the
flavor of his popular Miami restaurant to the resort July 24 – 26, the
first in a series of culinary events to be featured at the resort in the
The Naked Taco Takeover Weekend was unlike any
other. While there are several chefs in the Miami area who are hosting
events in the Caribbean, this marked the first time that a chef has
taken to sea and land in one exciting event...
Bahamas Cabinet Holds Historic Meeting in Freeport
- Jul 30, 2015 - 11:31:04 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Cabinet of The Bahamas convened in
Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Tuesday, July 28, at the Ministry for Grand
Bahama, and while on island subsequently held meetings with
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie said during a press conference at The Grand Lucayan
that the Cabinet had just completed a full meeting in Freeport for the
first time in the history of the country...
Bahamas government reports 'considerable progress' in Baha Mar negotiations
- Jul 30, 2015 - 11:14:45 PM
The Government of The Bahamas announced today that 4 party talks, held
from 26 to 28 July, between Baha Mar Ltd (“the Developer”) (led by Mr.
Greg Djerejian – BML Vice President Asia-Pacific); the China State
Construction Engineering Corporation (“the Contractor”) (led by Mr. Chen
Guocai – Vice President); the China Export Import Bank (“EXIM”) (led by
Mr. Liu Liange - President) and the Bahamas Government (led by Hon.
Allyson Maynard Gibson QC – Attorney- General) resulted in considerable
progress on the commercial terms of an agreement between Baha Mar and
Education Minister Announced Five Scholarship Recipients in Grand Bahama
- Jul 30, 2015 - 6:42:58 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister of Education, Science and Technology,
the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald on Thursday afternoon announced the five high
school graduates from the public school system in Grand Bahama who have
been awarded full scholarships to attend colleges abroad.
five are: Angelo Dames and Ajayi Oliver from Sir Jack Hayward High
School and Livia Duncombe, Lemuel Bain and Ebony Bowe from the St
Georges High School. Duncombe, Bowe and Bain will attend Holland
College, while Dames and Oliver will further their education at Monroe
Bahamas statement: Peace and Security Challenges of Small Island Developing States
- Jul 30, 2015 - 3:29:32 PM
Bahamas statement on “Peace and Security Challenges of Small Island
Developing States (SIDS)” delivered by The Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister
of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, at the United Nations Security
Council Meeting in New York on July 30, 2015:
The Bahamas has reiterated in many fora that for our country there are
no higher priorities than the environment, fighting crime, and
containing illegal immigration. These matters for The Bahamas go to the
very root of our existence.
I wish to add to that list unemployment and the economy...
Groundbreaking for New Grand Bahama Fire Station Held
- Jul 30, 2015 - 1:41:47 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – During the
historic Cabinet Meeting visit to Freeport, on Tuesday, July 28, Prime
Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and Cabinet Ministers led the
ground breaking ceremony for the $6.5 million state of the art fire
station to be built on Settler’s Way in Freeport...