This Week in The Bahamas (April 18 to 22, 2016)

Authored by: Elcott Coleby Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 23, 2016   PRIME MINISTER CHRISTIE DELIVERS BAHAMAS STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE UNITED NATIONS “In recent years, The Bahamas has initiated several policies and programmes toward climate change adaptation and mitigation, which are largely in the early stages of implementation, due to capacity…

The Commission on the Status of Women 2016 Trip

Authored by: Ministry of Social Services and Community Development Source: Ministry of Social Services and Community Development Date: April 22, 2016     The Minister of Social Services & Community Development, the Honourable Melanie Griffin, MP led a delegation to the 60th  Session of The Commission on the Status of Women.  The session was held…

Minister Nottage co-chairs at UNGASS16

The United Nations Special Session on the World Drug Problem is underway presently at United Nations Headquarters in New York. During this international event, which commenced on 19 April 2016, the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Dr. Bernard Nottage, co-chaired a Roundtable on Alternative Development. See attached a photo of Dr. Nottage co-chairing Roundtable…

Cob Professor calls on CG

NEW YORK — Dr. Erecia Hepburn (center), Assistant Professor at the School of Chemistry and Environmental Life Science of the College of the Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Bahama House, 231 East 46th Street. At right is…

Jazz Day Concert Slated for Pompey Square in May

Authored by: Stirling Strachan Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 19, 2016   Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Danny Johnson (right) speaking with H.E. Dr. Elwood Donaldson, the Ambassador to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Dr. Leon Higgs (centre), Secretary General to the Bahamas National Commission for…

National AGRI-Business EXPO 2016 – Marine Science Award Ceremony

Authored by: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Date: April 18, 2016   The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources held its 2nd Marine Science High School Award Ceremony on 14th April, 2016 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. James Road.  The Award Ceremony marks the final event of…

National Child Protection Council Addresses Child Pornography

Authored by: Matt Maura Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 18, 2016   NASSAU, The Bahamas – Pornography has become the “perfect drug or the new cocaine” for citizens globally due to its accessibility, availability and affordability, but not just among adults. Officials say children as young as five years of age have access to…

Royal Bahamas Defence Force Passing Out Parade

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 15, 2016   NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Royal Bahamas Defence Force conducted its Passing out Parade (POP) ceremony for New Entry 53 Woman Entry 22, Friday morning, April 15, 2016 at Coral Harbour Base.  Minister of National Security, the Hon. Dr. Bernard J….

This Week In The Bahamas (11 – 15 APRIL 2016)

Authored by: ELCOTT COLEBY Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 15, 2016 Prime Minister Christie delivers State of the Nation address Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that, in its scope and detail, the State of The Nation Report gives much food for thought and presents a unique opportunity…