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MOU Signing In Freeport Paves Way for Major Upgrades in the City
- Sep 29, 2016 - 11:24:53 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
between the Ministry of Finance, the Inter-American Investment
Corporation (IIC) which is the private sector arm of the IDB, and the
Grand Bahama Port Authority was signed September 29, 2016 at the
Ministry for Grand Bahama.
Prior to the official signing, Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville stated he was pleased to be a part of occasion and
added that the signing will establish a partnership with the GBPA to
provide private financing for infrastructural works and other specified
projects in the city of Freeport...
Bahamian makes top 40 under 40 Houston Professionals
- Sep 29, 2016 - 3:28:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - If Houston is keeping a keen eye on a dynamic Bahamian woman, then maybe we should be doing the same thing here at home.
Douglas Sands has been making so many positive inroads in her personal
career over the years, and as the newly-appointed Senior Area Manager
for The Bahamas Tourist Office in Houston, that she has been recognized
as one of the top 40 young professionals in Houston took look out for...
Condolences expressed on the passing of Henry Woods, Bahamasair managing director
- Sep 29, 2016 - 3:07:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - It is with much sadness that we at Bahamasair announce the passing of our Managing
Director – Mr. Henry L. Woods who died today at 12:07pm at the University of Miami
Hospital in South Florida.
Mr. Woods’ career with Bahamasair spans 40 years over the life
of the airline. Through his many efforts Bahamasair has seen massive improvements in so
many areas of performance.
We ask that the nation continue to cover his family in prayer
during this very difficult time...
Tropical Storm Matthew expected to become hurricane by Thursday night
- Sep 29, 2016 - 11:57:44 AM
THIS IS A NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS
DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT NOON, THURSDAY,
29TH SEPTEMBER, 2016.
… MATTHEW CONTINUES WESTWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN….
11AM DST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MATTHEW WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 14.2° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 66.3° WEST OR ABOUT 290 MILES SOUTH
OF SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO.
MATTHEW IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 15 MPH...
PM Christie on the Upgrade of Maternity Ward
- Sep 29, 2016 - 10:27:36 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed are remarks by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
Prime Minister at Official Contract Signing Ceremony; Maternity Ward,
Male Surgical Wards & Legacy Entrance Renovation Princess Margaret
Hospital on 28th September:
On Monday of this week, I was privileged to be at the rand
memorial hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama, as we publically announced the
execution of agreements that would facilitate a major expansion and renovation
of that hospital. Today, I am pleased to join with the Ministry Of Health And
Public Hospitals Authority once again, as we publically, and formally execute
an agreement with respect to significant improvements here at the iconic
Princess Margaret Hospital...
'Tourism For All - Promoting Universal Accessibility' - World Tourism Day 2016 Celebration
- Sep 29, 2016 - 9:48:03 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The United Nations World Tourism Organization’s “World
Tourism Day 2016 Celebration,” September 27, 2016 carried the theme
‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’ demonstrating the
commitment of tourism leaders to include the disabled in tourism
planning. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism hosted a one-day symposium at
Melia Nassau Beach Resort on Tuesday as part of the global campaign to
make tourism accessible to all.
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie is pictured, right, at the symposium during a tribute to
President of the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled, Sir
Durward Knowles, left...
Consumer Protection Commission Working to Protect the Public
- Sep 29, 2016 - 9:26:17 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Consumer Protection Commission works to
protect the public from merchants delivering shoddy products or poor
service, and Chairman of the Consumer Protection Commission Senator the
Hon. Jerome Gomez wants to ensure the public is aware of this.
Commission, which is located in offices next to the Teachers &
Salaried Workers Cooperative Credit Union, East Street South, is the
agency tasked by the Government to protect Bahamian consumers from abuse
in the marketplace...
BTVI's Management Calls on Governor General
- Sep 29, 2016 - 7:25:35 AM
President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson and his senior management team recently paid a courtesy call upon Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House.
Pictured from left to right are: Dean of Construction Trades and Workforce Development, Alexander Darville; Registrar, Samara Sands; Dean of Academic Affairs, Pleshette McPhee; Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, Zakia Winder; President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson; Governor General, Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling; Associate Vice President...
BTC Opens New Creole Store in Nassau
- Sep 29, 2016 - 7:13:39 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas. September 26, 2016. The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company Limited (BTC) officially opened the doors to its first Creole
store this evening.
“We are proud to join hands with the Haitian
community as we open our first Creole store today. We believe that this
is just another gesture that demonstrates our commitment to customer
service and to the Haitian community,” said CEO, Leon Williams...
Future Neurosurgeon Cleare calls on Ambassador Newry
- Sep 29, 2016 - 4:58:41 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ms. Shaveka Cleare, a final-year medical student at
the University of the West Indies School of Clinical Medicine and
Research in The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr.
Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Tuesday,
September 27, 2016, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts
Avenue, N.W., to discuss her current research work in neurology and her
future career goals in medicine.
Upon completion of medical
school in a few months, Ms. Cleare plans to follow in Ambassador Newry's
footsteps and study to become a neurosurgeon. Her neurosurgery interest
includes general neurosurgery, neurotrauma, and spinal deformity...
World Bank and Caribbean Export Launch Link-Caribbean
- Sep 29, 2016 - 12:49:44 AM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - Caribbean start-up, early-stage and growth businesses now have another means for raising capital.
the World Bank Group together with the Caribbean Export Development
Agency (Caribbean Export) launched LINK-Caribbean, an investment
facilitation program aimed at enabling early-stage Caribbean
entrepreneurs to raise capital from private investors, particularly
business angel investors.
Bahamas' Selvinique Wright to vie for Miss Grand International
- Sep 28, 2016 - 11:59:45 PM
24-yr-old Selvinique Wright will be representing The Bahamas at Miss
Grand International 2016 this upcoming October in Las Vegas, USA.
model, whose goal is to become a police officer has been appointed as
Miss Grand Bahamas 2016. She plans to continue her studies in psychology
and sociology while continuing to mentor young ladies who may be
struggling with self discovery, purpose and hopefulness...
17 civil society and private sector organizations join forces to demand ‘true’ Freedom of Information Act
- Sep 28, 2016 - 11:56:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — In response to The Bahamas Government’s recent
announcement that a final version of the long-anticipated Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2015 will soon be tabled in Parliament, 17 groups
representing diverse interests have come together in a single voice to
demand, what they are calling, a ‘true’ FOIA.
The civil society
and private industry organizations are participating in a broad-based
campaign aimed at ensuring Government include commonly agreed
recommendations proposed by the groups to strengthen the Freedom of
Information Act. They are mobilizing to engage and educate the public
about the importance of the legislation and its timely passage...
Uriah McPhee Grade 6 Students Call on the Governor General
- Sep 28, 2016 - 5:41:15 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Uriah McPhee Primary School Grade 6 students, studying “Our System of Government” for Social Studies, called upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, September 26, 2016.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
Bahamas Tourism: Boost from 2016 Junkanoo Carnival
- Sep 28, 2016 - 5:09:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — The 2016 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was a major boom for the tourism economy in The Bahamas said the Ministry of Tourism
Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) Chairman Paul Major said
tourist arrivals for the weekends of the Grand Bahama carnival and
Nassau carnival were up over last year.
“There was an estimated
56 percent increase in tourism related economic activity, which accounts
for economic indicators such as hotel room revenue, stopover and cruise
passenger expenditures,” according to the commission’s report...
Organizers of Underwater Wedding Event announce Change of Date and Bridal Competition
- Sep 28, 2016 - 4:47:45 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The organizers of the world record-breaking underwater
wedding event, In Deep Love Bahamas, have announced that the event will
now take place on Thursday, 15th June 2017, surrounded by a week of
exciting and entertaining activities for the bridal couples and their
Previously scheduled for February 2017 around Valentine’s
Day, the organizers and sponsors recognized that June, a traditional
wedding month, also allowed better underwater temperature and
The launch of the event in May heralded the start of
the attempt to break the current Guinness Book of World Record for the
largest number of multiple couple weddings held simultaneously
Miami HEAT team looking forward to kids clinic in The Bahamas
- Sep 28, 2016 - 2:09:23 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Miami HEAT is looking forward to lending its
expertise to the 150 Bahamian children who will take part in Thursday’s
basketball clinic, Head Coach Eric Spoelstra said.
it,” Spoelstra said referring to the team. “It was great on the drive in
on [Monday] we saw a couple courts outside and saw kids playing and
everybody got up on the bus to look out. My guys will really enjoy it...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Report 2016 Released
- Sep 28, 2016 - 1:49:11 PM
Bahamas -- Mr. Paul Major (at microphone), chairman of The Bahamas National
Festival Commission (BNFC), and other executives released the 2016 Report on
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival during a press conference on Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016
at the commission's offices, downtown.
The report detailed the financial
impact, insights, marketing and events of the carnival. Stating that the
release of the report is not ‘late’ as some persons would suggest, Mr. Major
noted, "a report of such magnitude would normally take 90-120 days or 3-4
CDEMA leads coordination of regional preparedness in anticipation of possible impact from pending tropical weather system
- Sep 28, 2016 - 11:48:56 AM
Barbados - As a number of the Participating States of the Caribbean
Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) brace for the pending
impact of a tropical weather system, the Agency has once again taken the
lead to coordinate the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM). To this end,
CDEMA in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and
Hydrology (CIMH) convened a pre-strike meeting of the Eastern Caribbean
Development Partner Group (ECDPG) at 12:00 noon today, Tuesday September
27, 2016, to plan for possible scenarios in preparation for the impact.
Partner agencies who are members of this group including regional and
international donors and development partners are monitoring the system.
CIMH provided technical understanding of the system by defining the
implications for countries in line of the impact. The CDEMA Coordinating
Unit has been in contact with the National Disaster Coordinators (NDCs)
Bahamas House Rededication Held in New York
- Sep 28, 2016 - 9:48:14 AM
NEW YORK – Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell is pictured on September 26, 2016, at the rededication of the newly refurbished Bahamas House, 231 East 46th Street, which houses The Bahamas’ Permanent Mission and the Consulate General in New York.
Pictured in first row from left: Bishop Carrington Pinder; Chairman of Bahamas Maritime Authority Mr. Anthony Kikivarakis; Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Sharon Haylock; Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell; Opposition Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs Hubert Chipman; Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Elliston Rahming; and...