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GBHRA: Spy Bill postponement decision a landmark victory for we the people


The postponement of Interception of Communications Bill 2017 for public consultation marks the dawn of a great new day for civil society and public interest activism in The Bahamas. It is a landmark victory for the concept of we the people and a precedent that will alter the political landscape of the country forever.

For far too long, the elite political class has dominated national affairs with unquestioned authority and total impunity, while ordinary citizens remained unaware of the incredible power vested in them by their Constitution. The average Bahamian believed there was nothing he or she could do to influence national decisions, other than running for office...

Bahamas beaten as Guadeloupe advance in CONCACAF beach soccer championship


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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas were defeated in the quarter-finals on Friday as Guadeloupe moved into the final four with a 5-3 win.

Backed by a fervent home crowd, Bahamas battled back from deficits on three occasions to go into the final period at 3-3 only for Theo Gelas second and third goals to take the game away from the home nation, who will now look to secure fifth spot at the weekend.

The home crowd were subdued somewhat when Damien Granchi-Constant took advantage of a loose ball to finish from range over goalkeeper Ivan Rolle...

Dr. Minnis on Moodys Economic Report on The Bahamas


Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement on the Moodys Economic Report on The Bahamas:

The latest economic report from Moodys is just one more indictment of this PLP Governments disastrous fiscal mismanagement over these last five years. In their campaign they promised to cut deficits, create jobs and turn the economy around. Lets not forget that they jammed their onerous VAT tax the largest tax increase in history down our throats, saying it would rein in deficits. Yet deficits persisted because of their spending which led credit agencies to downgrade our nations credit to junk bond status. What a disastrous record!

Bahamas AG stresses two main purposes of Interception of Communications Bill 2017


The Interception of Communications Bill has two main purposes: the first is to ensure that the police have a critical crime-fighting tool in their arsenal, by modernizing the law that allows the police to intercept the planning and execution of serious crimes, including drug and gun trafficking, cybercrimes and other criminal activities; and the second is to add a new privacy protection for Bahamian citizens, so that from now on, independent judicial review would be required before a citizens communications could be monitored or intercepted.

In my consultations with various individuals and organizations in civil society, it has been my experience that the more people learn about the legislation, the more they support it. That is because all Bahamians who are concerned about crime and security want to ensure that ...

Bahamas Ambassador Sounds Dire Warning on Threat of Climate Change


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His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), sounded a dire warning about the threat of climate change during his remarks at a joint meeting of the Permanent Council and the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the OAS on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Simon Bolivar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.

The joint meeting provided Member States with the opportunity to analyze and discuss the Role of the OAS in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Member States...

R.I.S.E Programme to Tackle Poverty at Its Root


Full implementation of the R.I.S.E. Programme will allow the Government of The Bahamas to address the root causes of poverty locally while paving the way towards poverty alleviation and/or reduction through a number of measures.

The R.I.S.E. (Renewing, Inspiring, Sustaining, Empowering) Programme has been in its Pilot Stage for several months now and selected clients of the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development have been issued R.I.S.E. Pre-Paid Cards (different from the Visa Pre-Paid Cards currently being utilized by clients of the Departments Food Assistance Programme)...

Free Concert at Dive In (UNEXSO) with Uppercut Feb 25


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, February 25, 2017 jamming an energetic slew of hot new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!

Our monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and you've one heck of an awesome night out!

OAS Celebrates Black History Month and International Decade of People of African Descent


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The Organization of American States (OAS) joined the celebration of "Black History Month and the International Decade for People of African Descent" with a celebration on "Afro-Inspired Culture in the Americas" on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in the Hall of the Americas at OAS headquarters, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.

The event featured several specialists on the influence of African culture in the Americas, including Demont Hussey, from Jamaica, who spoke about the history of reggae music; James Lovell and Vincent Martinez of Belize, who played Afro-Garifuna jazz music; Von Martin, from Trinidad and Tobago, who spoke about the history of the Trinitarian drums; Dr. Miguel Vilar, from National Geographic's "Ancestral Discoveries" team...

Stay Fit and Save at Senses Spa at Grand Lucayan


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island it's time to Give Your Workout a Tropical Twist at Senses Spa. From spinning to step aerobics, Grand Lucayan offers a wide variety of group instruction and fitness classes to keep your workout routine fresh and fun.

GYM - Star Trac treadmills, bicycles and steppers team up with Flex weight training equipment to keep your fitness routine fresh and focused.

YOGA - Whether youre a beginner or longtime yoga enthusiast, we think youll agree that nothing beats striking a pose against our beachfront backdrop.

CLASSES - Our certified instructors offer group instruction in spinning, step aerobics, Tae Bo, Pilates and kickboxing...

ILO opens 10th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour in Jamaica


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The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, opened in Jamaica a meeting with Labour Ministers and government representatives of 17 countries of the Caribbean stressing the need to face the challenges of the world of work and lead the efforts to strengthen social dialogue.

We know there are challenges, we need to address them, said Mr Ryder at the 10th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour held in Kingston, 23-24 February 2017.

Mr Ryder outlined how this meeting will allow Ministers and participants to address social dialogue and partnership to put decent work at the heart of national...

Bahamas Debutante Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary


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The Bahamas Debutante Foundation is proud to announce its twentieth year as the premier non-profit organization helping young ladies make the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, with poise and grace.

The foundation will commemorate this milestone with a series of events culminating with the 2017 Debutante Ball on May 6, 2017 at Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive.

Big ideas often have humble beginnings. The recognition of a need that can be met, coupled with an authentic desire to make a difference have birthed many impactful organizations. Twenty years ago, a similar convergence of need and a desire to impact the nation sparked the launch of The Bahamas Debutante Foundation...

Griffin Challenges Union Shop Stewards to Work for Positive Change


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Union Shop Stewards from across the Labour Movement in The Bahamas were challenged to be transformative and innovative as it is only through the concerted efforts of Unions, employers and Government that positive change and progress can be made in the lives of every worker in The Bahamas.

Addressing a three-day conference for Union Shop Stewards hosted by the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) at Workers House, Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin said the Government of The Bahamas looks forward to continuing the relationship it has developed over the many years with the local trade union movement...

Crazy Love 2 final run this weekend in Grand Bahama


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With five sold-out shows under their belt and two more productions set for this weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainments Crazy Love 2 Love Gets Crazier has undoubtedly had one outrageous ride.

The play is set for its final run in Grand Bahama on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th at 8:00pm at the Regency Theatre.

Playwright and producer Gea Pierre is over the moon at the response from Grand Bahama and how well received the Crazy Love 2 cast have been, with all their scandalous drama and hilariously tricky love triangles...

Cost of fishing study concluded for Caribbean states


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A landmark study to look at the impacts of rising cost factors on fishing operations in the Caribbean has been concluded, and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), in collaboration with FAO, will convene a validation workshop at the United Nations House in Christ Church, Barbados on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, to review the findings and chart the necessary course of action.

At the upcoming event, CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton, will present a general overview of the project and explain what the workshop is expected to achieve. The background, findings, conclusions and recommendations of the study will be presented by consultant, Claudia Stella Beltrn Turriago, economic consultant, for final refinement...

National Household Drug Survey Underway


The Ministry of Health, incollaboration with other government agencies, is currently dispatching a teamof persons into various communities throughout The Bahamas to conduct anational household drug survey during the months of February and March2017.

The purpose of the survey is to determine theextent of drug use among persons 12 to 65-years-old in the population.

Current patterns have been studied among theadolescent population through school drug surveys conducted in the pastdecade. However, present trends in thegeneral population are not known...

Bahamas 3-day weather forecast starting Friday, February 24


Forecast for today and tonight, Friday 24th February, 2017.

General situation: A weak trough moving through the Northwest Bahamas will create some unsettled weather.

For Northwest and Central Bahamas

Weather: Partly cloudy with few showers and thunderstorms mainly offshore; mild tonight...

Online Registration Open for Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas 2018


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Registration is now open online for the ninth annual Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB), to be held in 2018.

The race will be held on January 14 at 6:00 a.m. It will start at Junkanoo Beach and end at Arawak Cay. The 26.1 mile race will take endurance runners along the northern coast of the island.

SIMB features three events the marathon, half marathon and relay and comes on the heels of the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure 5K, which is held a day before...

Enjoy Lunch at Flying Fish Wednesday through Sunday


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Did you know that one of the best places to dine in the Caribbean is open for lunch  Come in and enjoy our waterside South Beach-style atmosphere featuring our house made burgers which are the best on the island! We have lots of gluten free options.

Perfect for the business lunch meeting or a gathering with the girlfriends.  Dine inside in our cool a/c or outside on the water's edge in the breeze.

Flying Fish offers Lunch, Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm...

Grand Bahama Welcomes Gospel Fest Cruise


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On Friday, February 17th, 2017 the Ministry of Tourisms Religious Tourism Department welcomed 143 special guests to the Island of Grand Bahama, travelling on board the Carnival Elation, as a part of the 2017 Unique Sounds Music Group Gospel Fest Cruise.

Grand Bahama was the first stop for the contingent which consisted of seven diverse music groups...

Senior citizens get pampered by BTVI students


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Pats Senior Citizens Home was a flurry of excitement recently, as residents got a beauty treat from Cosmetology students of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

I like working with seniors, said Kei-Anna Glinton, I have a grandfather who I stay home with a lot, so I see this as a means of giving back to the community. Its heartwarming, said the 19-year-old.

Kei-Anna was among the 19 students of the Hair Analysis class who volunteered their service to the live-in senior citizens home on Soldier Road...

Prime Minister Christie's Remarks at Opening of BUT First Educational Conference


The Bahamas Union Of Teachers will continue to have a role in the advancement of our citizenry, and by hosting this one-day conference under the theme, Inspiring Today to Impact Tomorrow, it is evident that you are preparing to do just that.

It is a universal fact that Teachers are some of the most influential people in a childs life. Your influence extends beyond the four walls of the classroom into the wider community, shaping our global citizens for today and tomorrow.

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to address Ministers of Education from some thirty-four OAS Member States who met in Nassau to discuss Education and its impact on children of the hemisphere. Key among the issues raised was Quality and Inclusive Education and Strengthening of the Teaching Profession..."

1 dead, 2 adults and infant in hospital after shooting on Scott Street


Police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident thathas left a man dead and two other adult males along with a one year old female child detained in hospital onThursday 23rd February 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 7:30pm, a group of persons were standing in front of a home located onScott Street off Hospital Lane, when two males armed with handguns approached and fired several shots atthem before fleeing on foot...

Urban Renewal Commission's Uplifting in Englerston


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The Urban Renewal Commission held its Community Uplifting Service in Englerston, at Mother Pratt Park, on Wednesday, February 22, where they held a revival of song and encouragement, and presented food packages to the community. 

Urban Renewal Community Uplifting Services have been held across population centres of New Providence and continue while the the community recovers in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew...

34 lbs of marijuana found by DEU in Nassau, 3 arrests



Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took two adult males and an adult female into custody following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs on Thursday 23rd February 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 9:00am, Drug Enforcement Unit officers were on an operation on Calvin Street off Soldier Road, when a premises was searched and 34 pounds of marijuana was found in a number of small containers and bags...

Transforming Spaces art tour set for April 1st and 2nd


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The Transforming Spaces Committee is finalizing plans for this years 13th art tour scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, 2017. The weekend tour will include a morning and afternoon tour on Saturday, and a morning tour on Sunday.

Transforming Spaces has always experimented with its format, but this year they will be returning to the original format of a dedicated guided Bus Tour transporting patrons to and from the various participating galleries which will include: the DAguilar Art Foundation (DAF), Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, Hillside House, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), New Providence Art & Antiques (NPAA), and PopopStudios International Centre for Visual Arts (ICVA)...

Sandilands Primary School opens new Library and Technology Lab


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Education, Science and Technology Minister the Hon. Jerome Fitzgeraldtouted the success of the public-private partnership with Mission: Educate Bahamas/Aetos Holdings Limited that has resultedin the opening of a new state-of-the-art computer lab and library forSandilands Primary School.

MinisterFitzgerald said it is a true example of public-private partnership and thecommitment Aetos Holdings Ltd. has to the development of education and anappreciation of what it means for national development...

TEDxYouth@GrandBahama 2017 talks now available for viewing


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On January 31st 2017, The Bahamas inaugural TEDxYouth event, TEDxYouth@GrandBahama, took place! Over 300 junior and high school students gathered at the Regency Theatre and participated in this fun, imaginative, and smart TEDx event designed for, and organized by young people on Grand Bahama island with the guidance of adult advisors.

TEDxYouth@GrandBahama brought ideas worth spreading to all ages and featured Dillon Archer of Bishop Michael Eldon School; Brittany Malcolm of Lucaya International School; Kerel Pinder, author and playwright; and Timico SawYerBoy Sawyer, comedian; under the theme What If... and aimed...

Sustainable Biodegradable Program Launched on Grand Bahama


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On Friday, February 17th, 2017 the Ministry of Tourisms Product Development Department, under its Sustainable Tourism focus, launched a year-long Sustainable Biodegradable program dubbed Reduce Styro and use Bio during a press conference at the Ministrys office.

Present for the event were members of the Sustainable Tourism Committee, which consisted of representatives from Keep Grand Bahama Clean, Bahamas National Trust and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers, along with local retailers and wholesalers from the food service industry...

Dr. Minnis on the "Delay of the Spying Bill"


Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement:

There should be no doubt that this Governments effort to introduce their Spy Bill under the cover of night was another effort of the desperate PLP to seize and wield more ill-gotten power. Bahamians everywhere have been subjected to nearly five years of their schemes, their empty rhetoric and series of broken promises. This is nothing new for the PLP; it was this Government that illegally operated the National Intelligence Agency without introducing a bill to legalize it...

Construction of Smith's Point Seawall back on track


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FREEPORT, The Bahamas - Residents and business owners in Smith's Point, Grand Bahama, were updated on work being carried out on the seawall on Friday evening during a town meeting at St. Jude's Anglican Parish Hall by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville along with Ministry of Works engineer, Mrs. Toni Hudson-Bannister.
           
The Minister told the Smiths Point community that there were initial delays in getting the project started because of essential information gathering that was necessary at first.  Soon after, there was the passage of Hurricane Matthew, which meant the area had to be reassessed by the Ministry of Works.

Nassau police search for drive-by shooting suspects - 2 dead after traffic accident - Handgun seized, 2 arrested


POLICE SEARCHING FOR TWO SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING

Reports are that shortly before 9:00am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017, two men were driving in a vehicle on Cowpen Road, when two males pulled up in a white Honda Fit vehicle and shot one of them before speeding off. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.

HANDGUN SEIZED, TWO IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Plan for 2017, Southwestern Division officers took two adult males into custody following the seizure of a handgun on Tuesday 21st February 2017...

Bahamas Red Cross Society Fair coming March 4th


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Coming soon The Bahamas Red Cross Society Fair 2017 Saturday March 4th, 2-17 from 12 noon - until at Government House Grounds Lower Gardens.

Popcorn, Conch Fritters, Hoop La, Plants, Hamburgers, Bingo, Disco, Games and much more...

"Enjoy Fun filled Family Entertainment"...

Daylight Saving Time begins March 12th


The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Daylight Saving Time will commence on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. and will continue until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

The public is reminded to put their clocks forward.

Blue Hill Estates Town Meeting Held


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A Blue Hill Estates Town Meeting of Blue Hills residents was held at the Chapel on the Hill, February 20, 2017 to discuss plans for the new Post Office, and also access to Blue Hill Road.

Matters for discussion included: Elimination of access to Baillou Hill Road (Blue Hill Road) from west to east; Plans for New Post Office Building, including 4 storeys (possible basement) and impact on the community; Changes to traffic flow of service road connecting to Tonique Williams Darling Highway; Alternative access to TWD Highway from east to west...

UB Progressing with Major Initiatives says Smith


Accreditation, capital works, and new academic programmes are among the major initiatives occurring at the University of The Bahamas.

Dr. Rodney Smith, President, said work has already aggressively begun on some of the institutions most important goals and highlighted the changes at a Media Information Meeting, February 21, at the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute, University of The Bahamas (UB).

Registration Numbers Up in Grand Bahama


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Voter registration numbers have increased since nine registration centres have been open in Central and West Grand Bahama, said Cecil Thompson, consultant with the Parliamentary Registration Department during a press conference on Wednesday morning.
      
When the locations were opened in early January of this year, they were done so in or near schools so as to make it easier for parents dropping their children off or picking them up to register.  For the first day, they only registered 90 voters, and after a brief break and restarting their drive, for the week of January 23 to 27, 2017...

New Providence Events Calendar


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Find out what is happening in New Providence.

TheBahamasWeekly.com is here to serve the community of The Bahamas. It is our aim to provide positive content. We intend to depict the better-side of life in The Bahamas, and share how Bahamians are indeed people helping people. We provide a venue for Bahamians to feel connected to one another no matter what island of this archipelago they live on, or even if they now live abroad...

Solomon's Freeport & Nassau - 'This Sale is on Fire' (expires March 1st, 2017)


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BTC Introduces Creole Menu


BTChas announced that it has upgraded its Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD) menu.

In thenew upgrade, customers are now able to select Creole as a language preference.To access this new update, customers can dial *200# where they are presentedwith the option to either select one for English or two for Creole.

CEO Leon Williams said, This is another first for BTC and a first for The Bahamas. Today, we have upgraded our USSD menu to include a Creole language option. This new update is reflective of our continued quest to improve the customer experience here at BTC...

Bahamas U14 water polo team take bronze in South Florida


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Bahamas U14 water polo team took a 3rd place bronze in the South Florida International Tournament on Sunday, February 19th at the Coral Springs Aquatix Complex.

The international tournament ran from the 17th through the 19th.  The Bahamas U16 team took 4th place.

Congratulations to both teams!

Bahamas wrap up CONCACAF top spot with St. Fleur hat-trick


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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas wrapped up top spot in Group A with their third win of the tournament as Lesly St. Fleurs hat-trick ensured a 3-2 win over Jamaica.

Both sides were guaranteed quarter-final places before kick-off but, with first place on offer, it was Jamaica who battle back from a goal down to lead.

However, two further strikes from Bahamas star man St. Fleur made sure of the points in the final match of the group.

2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show Announced


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Residents and vacationers to Grand Bahama can now mark their calendar for the exciting 2ND Annual Grand Bahama Air Show, taking place, May 19 and 20, 2017 at Taino Beach in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

The family-friendly event is organized by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, in conjunction with Sun n Fun, the second largest aviation show in the United States of America and veteran air boss, John Wayne of John Wayne Air Cavalry, LLC.

Last year, the unique and exciting high impact Grand Bahama Airshow, featured some of the most talented and skilled aviation stunt performers in America...

Justices of the Privy Council call on Bahamas Governor General


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Justices of the Privy Council -- Lords Mance, Sumption, Reed, Kerr and Hughes paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Official photo take by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

Water Supply Improvement Project Launched in New Providence and the Family Islands


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While improved quality of life for Bahamians and greater economic development are among the expected future outcomes of the Governments newly launched Water Supply Improvement Project, short-term effects will create jobs and small contractor opportunities said the Hon. Phillip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development in his remarks at the official launch of the Project.

It is critically important that consumers receive (and recognize that they receive) good value for money and high standards in water services, comparing well when benchmarked with global parallels.  We know that the Corporation is succeeding in its focused efforts to meet this target...

New Providence Cycling Assocation to hold 30 mile race


Nassau, Bahamas - New Providence Cycling Association will stage a 30 miles cycling race this Sunday 26th February at 7:15am starting at Goodman's Bay beach.

Come participate and join the 242 Cycling Nation.

Registration is on site starting at 6:45 am. For more information call 552-5128.

Rahming meets with peace organization in Washington


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His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming,Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and theOrganization of American States (OAS), met with Ms. Kadija Bahrain and Ms.Eloise Lee of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) atthe Embassy of the Bahamas on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Founded in 2013,HWPL is an international peace organization in association with the UnitedNations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) that is working towards thegoal of bringing all wars to an end and achieving world peace with theInternational Women's Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace YouthGroup (IPYG)...

Financial Services Signs MOU with Chamber For Trade Portal


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The Ministry of Financial Services has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation. The MOU is for cooperation in the establishment of a Trade Information Services (TIS) Desk and Electronic Portal. The event was held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Ministry of Financial Services.

Minister of Financial Services and Local Government, the Hon. Hope Strachan said that the concept of a Trade Portal is to create a one-stop-shop to access important relevant and current national, regional and international trade information...

Jimmy Sands hosts tour of 2 million dollar brewery expansion project


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Fresh off the heels of announcing a 2-million-dollar expansion to the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company, CEO Jimmy Sands hosted members of the media and government officials at the companys Grand Bahama site to view the work currently being done at the Queens Highway facility; work which is particularly significant in the wake of hurricane Matthew which had far reaching and serious implications for scores of businesses on the island of Grand Bahama.

A veteran of the beverage industry Mr. Sands has long had a soft spot for Grand Bahama the island of his mothers birth and says his decision to invest in GB was driven in part, by the business advantages offered to companies operating in Freeports Industrial park; as well as its geographic proximity to a major port...

NASA telescope reveals largest batch of earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star



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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water key to life as we know it under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone...

Down Syndrome Students are Beach Soccer Stars for the Day


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Agroup of students from the Down Syndrome Center got a once-in-a lifetimeopportunity to play beach soccer with some of the top players from The Bahamas,Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States on Tuesday.

Atotal of 17 children and adults afflicted with the genetic disorder attendedthe Bahamas Beach Soccer Foundation Clinic at the new state of the art stadiumat the Malcolm Park Beach Soccer Facility and received one-on-one training fromthe soccer stars who are in town for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Champions...

St. Johns Colleges band, 'Special Blend' wears Bahari


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When members of St. Johns Colleges band, Special Blend, put their game face on to compete in the first ever TMP Music Competition organized by Zamar Group, the final touch was adorning themselves with one of a kind Bahari shirts.

The band went on to win the competition hands down which afforded its members the opportunity to perform in the state of Boston this summer. The band, which was formed in November of 2016, describes its style as a mixture of music genres thus the name, Special Blend...

CONCACAF hosts, Bahamas safety into quarters


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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas are into the quarter-finals after their second win of the competition - a 3-0 victory over Belize on Tuesday.

The home nation were winners against Guyana on Monday and followed that up with a solid success against Belize, with two-goal Lesley St. Fleur the chief architect.

The win ensures Bahamas a top-two spot in Group A while Belize have work to do if they are toprogress ahead of their clash with Guyana...

Supreme Court denies legal challenge to Boundaries Commission Report


The Bahamas Supreme Court ruled today that the 2017 Constituency Boundaries Commission Report which passed in the Lower House on Wednesday, 15thFebruary 2017 meets all legal requirements, and in doing so, denied the petitioners challenge.

The work of the boundaries commission, a joint and bipartisan political effort, is intense and at times contentious in nature. In recent times, governments led by both major political organizations have been more transparent and responsible in this exercise which is essential to the electoral process...

Kirkland Bodie: "Good riddance & take your Carnival with you"


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Did the Cabinet of the Bahamas happen to sit under a bunch of coconut trees and were consequently hit on their heads by Andros-sized coconuts  Maybe that would explain why the Minister of Tourism said that the government is planning to fund another one of those failed events called, Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2017.  I guess the third time will be the charm

I couldve sworn that the countrys credit rating was downgraded to junk status, for some reason or the other  They are the Cabinet, it happened on their watch, yet they are carrying on with this silly foreign festival, again.  One reason for the downgrade was wasteful spending...

Dr. Rodney Smith: 'University of The Bahamas: At the Starting Line'


University of The Bahamas: At the Starting Line remarks made by Dr. Rodney D. Smith, President at The Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute on February 21, 2017:

I want to welcome all members of the media to our campus. And, thank you for attending this second Media Day.

Those of you who attended the last Media Day will recall that several presentations were made by the administrative leadership. Allow me to introduce the members of the Presidents Cabinet or better known as the Administrative Council...

Tour de Turquoise cycling event in Exuma inspires students


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Annual cycling event in Exuma raises more than $20,000 for new Children's Shelter and donates bikes to high school

In the hot blazing sun, 15-year-old Cameron Williams peddled and peddled in his flip-flops up the spine of Exuma.

His old, rickety BMX scraped the edge of the road where pavement met ash fault. He teetered, but never fell. Older boys in the back of a support vehicle shouted and encouraged the younger boy...

"Fiscal gyrations and attempted justifications"


Financial Secretary Simon Wilson, while speaking at Bahamas Chamber of Commerce State of the Economy 2017 event last week finally publicly acknowledged they are implementing the Coalition for Responsible Taxation recommendation that they needed to get the tax dodgers before hitting the taxpayers and business community with new taxes.

Regretfully they hit the business community and taxpayers up with additional taxes first and are only now, two years later, going after the tax dodgers...

BAMSI Produces Hydroponic Lettuce and Other Greens


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The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) has introduced hydroponically grown lettuce and leafy greens to its produce line. All of the products are being grown in a 65,000 square foot shade house on BAMSIs North Andros campus, and several red and green lettuce varieties are being offered. Currently Concept, Tropicana, Lollo Rossa, Romaine, Butterhead, Magenta and Red Fire varieties are being offered along with other leafy products like basil, arugula, Swiss chard, and kale, and new seasonal varieties are being introduced all the time.

These lettuce varieties are excellent for use in fresh salads and their tastes can be compared to mild romaine lettuce flavor and a flavor blend of romaine and iceberg lettuces, respectively...

Team Scotia spreads the Love to Special Olympics athletes


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Scotiabank recently took the hearts of the Special Olympics Bahamas athletes, hosting its annual New Years party for them at the Adventure Learning Centre. Over 100 Special Olympics athletes enjoyed an afternoon filled with activities, entertainment and treats.

Senior Manager of Marketing, Leah Davis, explained, The team demonstrated its commitment to the community not only by giving back, but by bolstering its support for the development of sports and social services...

PM Christie Welcomes Privy Council Judges in Courtesy Call


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Judges of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) made a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (fourth left) at the Office of the Prime Minister, February 20, 2017. 

During this fourth sitting in The Bahamas -- five judges from the UK, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption, Lord Reed, and Lord Hughes, will sit as a Board and hear five appeals and applications February 20-24, 2017...

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BAMSI Produce Shines at Health and Wellness Fair


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AS one of several vendors at Atlantic Medicals Health and Wellness Fair, held at Charlotte House, the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) received a slew of questions and interest from participants anxious to try out the native delicacies.

Among the items that were successfully featured were eggplants, tomatoes, cabbage, pumpkin, sour orange, cooking thyme, honey, coconut oil, guava jam, Mortimer candy and Tasty Teas.

Hosts Bahamas win over Guyana in CONCACAF opener


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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas were 4-1 winners against Guyana in their opening game of the competition on Monday.

The home nation sit top of Group A after the opening round of matches and had a Lesley St. Fleur hat-trick to thank as they picked up maximum points in front a vibrant home crowd against a Guyana side making their first appearance at the tournament.

Having seen an early penalty saved, the Bahamas eventually led through an acrobatic St. Fleur effort and the home side doubled the lead when the forward tucked home his second from the spot...

Bahamas represented at New York Times & Boston Globe Travel Shows


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Low Winter temperatures, a snowstorm and blizzard, was not enough to stop the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Managers, as well as its Hoteliers and representatives from their Promotion Boards' attendance, at the recent New York Times and Boston Globe Travel Shows.  Their collective participation provided an impressive representation for The Islands Of The Bahamas.

During the weekend of the recent New York Times Travel Show, temperatures dipped into the 30's.  The Boston Globe Travel Show took place the week that city experienced first a snow storm, a blizzard and then temperatures that dipped to wind chill factors as low as 13 degrees below zero.  In both instances, teams representing The Bahamas welcomed Travel agents, media and consumers to their booth to provide them with information on the Sunny Bahamas as an alternative to the north east coast winter weather...

Good practices in education celebrated at National Education Good Practice Awards


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Top finishers in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technologys (MOEST) National Education Good Practice Awards were recently honored for their achievements.

The inaugural programme recognizes and promotes people in education who are engaging in best practices to enhance the quality of education. The programme was introduced at the 16th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in South Africa, where The Bahamas submission gained an Honourable Mention and in 2015 placed in the top 20...

Environmental Safety Assessment for Grand Bahama Industrial Area Residents Conducted


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Representatives of the Antea Group, an international Engineering and Environmental Consulting Firm from the Netherlands, which specializes in full service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure and urban planning, spent over a week in Grand Bahama, recently, conducting investigations with respect to environmental safety of residents within the Pinders Point, Lewis Yard, Hawksbill and surrounding communities.

The firm was highly recommended to the government by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to perform an independent safety assessment of the communities surrounding the Industrial Parks. Representing the Antea Group were Senior Safety Consultants Jacob Van der Schaaf and Machiel Pronk...

Consumer Protection Commission Releases Results of its Consumer Banking Survey


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The Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) through its Research Unit conducted a Consumer Banking Survey to gauge public opinion and perception on the services provided by local clearing banks, and the level of fees associated with the provision of those services.

Chairman of the Consumer Protection Commission Senator the Hon. Jerome Gomez said at a press conference at his office, Monday, February 20, 2017 that a total of 598 persons responded to the survey, 402 short of the original goal of 1000, with 177 persons (30 per cent of respondents) completing the survey online.

We are going to make this survey results available to the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Labour who has responsibility for the CPC, the Central Bank...

Results of 3rd Annual Blue Marlin Cove Wahoo Classic


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On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, after an action packed competition on the high seas, the 3rd Annual Blue Marlin Cove Wahoo Classic came to an end.

The event, which took place over the course of three days two competitive days and one leisure day, gave visiting fishermen the opportunity to shoot off into the blue waters of West End and vie for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights for reeling in the heaviest catch...

DPM Davis at Official Launch of The Bahamas Water Supply Improvement Project


Remarks by Hon. Philip Brave Davis, Q.C., M.P. Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Public Works & Urban Development on the Occasion of the Official Launch of The Bahamas Water Supply Improvement Project Monday, 20th February 2017, 9:00 a.m. British Colonial Hotel, One Bay Street

At once, I bring apologies on behalf of our Prime Minister, whose schedule has obligated him elsewhere.

I am privileged to serve as the Minister during this defining age of development for the Water and Sewerage Corporation. This ceremony marks this Governments fulfilled promise to ensure access for all Bahamian communities to piped potable water...

Bahamas AG & Minister of Legal Affairs remarks a at 4th working visit of HM Privy Council


My Lords Mance, Kerr, Sumption, Reed and Hughes and Madam President and Justices of the Court of Appeal; Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court;  Magistrates; Registrars of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court; former Justices of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court; His Grace the Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese.

In the Preamble of The Bahamas Constitution we acknowledge that the preservation of our freedom will be guaranteed by among other things an abiding respect for Christian values and the Rule of Law.



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