Three Sailors Awarded for Efforts to Sustain Bahamian Tradition

Authored by: Kathryn Campbell Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 3, 2016     EXUMA, Bahamas – The National Family Island Regatta Committee recognized three Bahamian giants for their contribution to the development of sailing Saturday, April 30th. Efford Kemp from Black Point, Steve Smith who hails from Staniel Cay and Sheldon Gibson, a native…

Scholarship for Research (Graduate) Students – BAHAMAS

This scholarship is open to university graduates from The Bahamas. The Scholarship covers an 18 month – 2 year period of graduate research at Japanese universities. The study area must be in the same field as the applicant studied or is now studying, or a related field. Recipients may enter Master’s or Ph.D. program after…

Lessons of the Basketball Court Can Apply to Life, says Minister Wilchcombe

Authored by: Eric Rose Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 2, 2016   Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe speaks to students at St. George’s High School, April 29, 2016, during the school’s Sports Awards Ceremony.  (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)   FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe told students at…

Regatta: Economic Cornerstone of Family Island Economies

Authored by: Kathryn Campbell Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 2, 2016   One of the boats that competed in the 2016 National Family Island Regatta in George Town, Exuma from April 26-30 is being hoisted onto the Motor Vessel Captain Moxey in preparation for its return to New Providence.   (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)   EXUMA,…

All eyes on Elizabeth Harbour its Exuma Regatta

Authored by: Matt Maura Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 29, 2016   Commodore Danny Strachan addressed the audience at the Skippers’ Party at the Community Centre in George Town, Exuma on Wednesday, April 27th.   EXUMA, The Bahamas – Regatta fever is in the air in picturesque Elizabeth Harbour, the centre of attention as…

Female Students Encouraged to be “Hands On” with Latest Technology

Authored by: Llonella Gilbert Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 29, 2016   NASSAU, Bahamas — Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson told female students attending The Bahamas second observance of the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day, to engage with women…

9th UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum Convenes in Grand Bahama

Authored by: Robyn Adderley Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 28, 2016   Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Fred Mitchell, on Wednesday during a press conference announced the 9th UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum, April 28-30, 2016 in Grand Bahama.  It is expected that 150 delegates from 23 countries will attend. Shown from left are: Permanent…

Child Protection Officials Take Fight Nationally

Authored by: Matt Maura Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 28, 2016   Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, establishes the country’s second Pinwheel Garden at the Louise McDonald High School, formerly the Bimini All-Age School in Alice Town. (BIS Photo/Matt Maura)   NASSAU, The Bahamas – Child Protection…

The Region Seeks Ways to Strengthen Social Security

Authored by: Lindsay Thompson Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 28, 2016   Minister of Labour and National Insurance, and Minister of the Public Service, the Hon. Shane Gibson, delivering the Keynote Address at the opening of The 27th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. …