GG Courtesy Calls

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 6, 2016   NASSAU, The Bahamas — K. Ravi Ravindran, President of Rotary International, and Felix Stubbs, District Governor 2015-2016, Rotary District 7020 along with other representatives of Rotary Clubs, called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Thursday,…

NEMA Conducts Surface Water Rescue Course in Exuma

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 6, 2016   Captain Stephen Russell, Director NEMA, addressing the opening ceremony of the Surface Water Rescue Course, Levels I & II conducted March 7 to 10, 2016 at the Resource Centre, George Town, Exuma. Pictured left to right: Family Island Administrator Neil Campbell;…

University of Miami to Establish a School of Medicine in Freeport Grand Bahama

Authored by: Robyn Adderley Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 6, 2016   The University of Miami is in talks with the Government of The Bahamas about establishing a School of Medicine in Grand Bahama, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, pictured left, announced on Friday. Also shown with the Prime…

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (2-6 MAY 2016)

Authored by: Elcott Coleby Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 6, 2016   PM CHRISTIE ATTENDS CARIBBEAN ENERGY SECURITY SUMMIT Prime Minister Christie traveled to Washington DC on Tuesday of this week where he joined other CARICOM Heads at the Caribbean Energy Security Summit. CARICOM leaders met with United States Vice President Joseph Biden where…

Ninth UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum

“Building a Stronger Partnership for Sustainable Growth and Development” Communiqué 1. The Ninth UK Caribbean Ministerial Forum was held in Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas, on 29-30 April 2016. The Governments of the United Kingdom and the Caribbean reaffirmed their commitment to the Forum as an important vehicle for co-operation, reflecting the special relationship that…

St. Andrews Students at Un

NEW YORK — His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming (centre), Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), is pictured with a group of teachers and students from St. Andrews International School in Nassau on Tuesday, May 3, during their visit to New York. Ms. Vicky Morgan (far left), Head of…

Orlando Based Ministry Schedules Event for Grand Bahama

NEW YORK — For the past nine years. J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church (JMGC), a part of J.U.M.P. Ministries Missions, a holistic Gospel Outreach Ministry addressing the needs of the whole man, annually has held a variety of free events featuring tasty dishes from countries round the world in the area of its home church in…

GB Minister Remembers Sir Jack Hayward at Bridge Opening

Authored by: Simon Lewis Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 2, 2016   Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville as he addressed a crowd attending the opening of the Sir Jack Hayward Bridge on Monday morning, May 2, 2016.  (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)   FREEPORT, Grand Bahama  Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon….

Island Luck Cares Foundation Provides COB Business Programme Scholarships

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 3, 2016     NASSAU, The Bahamas – At a Launch on Tuesday, May 3, The College of The Bahamas announced its partnership with OWN Bahamas and Island Luck Cares Foundation to provide four-year scholarships for College of The Bahamas (COB) students to pursue…

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…