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U.S. Embassy closure in observance of the Bahamian Emancipation Day holiday
Submitted by the U.S. Embassy Nassau   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, August 3rd in observance of the Bahamian Emancipation Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, August 4th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181.

General information on Consular services, including procedures for obtaining or renewing a passport or visa, is available on the U.S. Embassy’s website at http://nassau.usembassy.gov.


 
Swimming photo could make you a winner this weekend
Submitted by DP&A   

Swim like a fish, flap like a turtle – Save The Bays CEO Vanessa Haley-Benjamin announces a photo contest for pictures in Bahamian waters posted to the organisation’s Facebook page or Twitter site this holiday weekend. NASSAU, Bahamas -- Save The Bays invites locals and visitors to The Bahamas to get in the swim this weekend, posting or tweeting the finest, funniest or most interesting photos of themselves in the waters of The Bahamas for the chance to win one of several prizes.

Save The Bays CEO Vanessa Haley-Benjamin made the announcement.

“We are very pleased to announce that we are participating as the local arm of an international competition called Swimmable Water Weekend to draw attention to the beauty of the waters,” said Haley-Benjamin. “While in some parts of the world, participants will engage in physical activities to preserve coral reefs or other activities, our participation will be virtual, allowing those who want to share images to post them online on Facebook or tweet them using the hashtags #SwimmableWater and #whywesavethebays.”

Swimmable Water Weekend is an initiative of Waterkeeper Alliance, a network of thousands of volunteers in 37 countries, headed by senior environmental legal authority Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. During Mr. Kennedy’s visit to The Bahamas in May, 2013, he revealed that because of the intensive industrial and developmental pressures on the fragile coral reefs of Clifton Bay, the waters of the Bay and surrounding area had qualified as the first Bahamas Waterkeeper.

Worldwide, the goal of Waterkeepers is to preserve or create swimmable, fishable and drinkable water. Locally, the network is headed by retired educator Joseph Darville. Today, Darville said the Swimmable Water Weekend was perfect timing for The Bahamas.

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GBPA donates $3 million and 50 acres of land to dormitory construction at northern College of The Bahamas campus
Submitted by Keen i Media Ltd   

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has partnered with the Bahamas Government to fund the construction of a student dormitory and multipurpose facility at the College of The Bahamas Northern Campus. Shown (L-R): President and CEO of ALMACO (construction company) Mr. Vilhelm Roberts; Minister for Grand Bahama Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; College of The Bahamas President Dr. Rodney Smith; Minister of Education, Science and Technology Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald; College Council Chairman Mr. Alfred Sears; Vice-Chair of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Group of Companies Ms. Sarah St. George; President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority Group of Companies Mr. Ian Rolle; and, College Council Member and Vice-President of Building and Development Services at the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited Mr. Arthur Jones. (PHOTO: Keen i Media Ltd)FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has partnered with the Bahamas Government to fund the construction of a student dormitory and multipurpose facility at the College of The Bahamas Northern Campus. During a press conference on Thursday, the GBPA announced that through its agreement with the Government, it has pledged to contribute 50 acres of land near the campus in East Grand Bahama and $3 million toward the cost of construction.

"This is a happy illustration of the enduring partnership between the Government of the Bahamas and the Grand Bahama Port Authority to promote education, employment and job opportunities for our talented young Grand Bahamians," GBPA Vice Chairman Sarah St. George said.

The proposed dormitory will accommodate 88 students and include 14 rooms, a courtyard, communal kitchen, offices and a health clinic. The student housing project, which will be built by the Almaco Group, is anticipated to provide 30 to 50 construction jobs and is slated to begin in early 2016.

The housing facility is expected to accommodate rising enrollment at the College of The Bahamas and attract prospective students from neighbouring islands in the north, as well as Grand Bahamians that reside in outlying settlements.

Acknowledging Grand Bahama as the industrial capital of The Bahamas, GBPA President Ian Rolle said that the introduction of student housing for the northern campus would enable the campus to draw students across The Bahamas and abroad for specialised industry programmes.

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Disney ‘Frozen’ characters coming to Nassau Monday
Submitted by DP&A   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Hundreds of Nassau children are expected to pack the grounds of Collins House on Shirley Street Monday when beloved Disney characters, including the most popular ‘Frozen’ personalities, appear in real life.

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The Disney presentation, a fund-raiser for the Historic Bahamas Foundation to assist with the restoration of Collins House, will give local and visiting youngsters a chance to come face to face and smile to smile with Elsa, the Snow Queen, Anna with her long red braids and winning smile, the missing Olaf, and Ariel. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will also be on hand and Tinker Bell will host.

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Sandals Royal Bahamian participates in PADI women’s dive day
Submitted by Chester Robards   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Sandals Resorts recently participated in PADI’s women’s dive day, giving women the chance to get certified to dive at a fraction of the cost.

Sandals, which was recently recognized as having one of the premier dive centers in the world, saw women’s dive day as an opportunity to entice more women to learn to dive.

On average, 38 percent of divers worldwide are female. About 30 percent of Sandals and Beaches guests who dive are women. Sandals wanted to encourage more women to become certified as well as reinforce the chain’s position as the leader in certifications in the Caribbean.

On July 18th women around the world were invited to take the plunge and learn to dive. However, Sandals Royal Bahamian extended that deal for the entire month of July, giving women 20 percent off their certification cost and 20 percent off retail items at the resort’s Aqua Centre.

Of the almost 14 certifications completed for July, 11 were women.

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