• HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime
    HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime
  •  CIBC FirstCaribbean's Walk for the Cure blazes trails
    CIBC FirstCaribbean's Walk for the Cure blazes trails
  • Young entrepreneur goes 'whole hog' with swimming pigs venture
    Young entrepreneur goes 'whole hog' with swimming pigs venture
  • Female outdoors writer blogs about fishing Bahamas/Florida
    Female outdoors writer blogs about fishing Bahamas/Florida
  • Chickcharney Challenge ceators launch first obstacle course relay
    Chickcharney Challenge ceators launch first obstacle course relay
  • U.S. Embassy and Special Olympics Bahamas partner for Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day
    U.S. Embassy and Special Olympics Bahamas partner for Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day
  • International Culture Month proclaimed downtown in Rawson Square
    International Culture Month proclaimed downtown in Rawson Square
  • Conchman triathletes battle the wind for the win
    Conchman triathletes battle the wind for the win
  • Long Island schools receive facelift from holiday travellers
    Long Island schools receive facelift from holiday travellers
  • Bahamas Striping Group of Companies donates twenty thousand bottles of water
    Bahamas Striping Group of Companies donates twenty thousand bottles of water



U.S. Embassy closure in observance of the U.S. Presidents' Day holiday
Submitted by the U.S. Embassy Nassau   

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of the U.S. Presidents’ Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, February 16th 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.


 
BTC sponsors Sir Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation Ball
Submitted by Chauntez Dillet-Wilson   

Indira Collie, Public Relations Manager at BTC presents Heart Foundation Chairman R.E. Barnes with a donation for the upcoming Heart Ball.  NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is again a Platinum Sponsor of the Sir Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation Ball. The Foundation, which concentrates on children suffering from heart disease and related conditions, also received a Samsung smart phone from BTC for their silent auction fundraiser.

Since 1961, the Sir Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation has assisted over 4,000 Bahamian children affected by congenital heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in Bahamian children and usually cannot be detected until after birth when it is costly, but critical to have immediate treatment.

R.E. Barnes, Chairman of the Heart Foundation said that long term sponsors like BTC are necessary for the success of the Ball, which is the Foundation’s major fundraiser. “BTC has been a major sponsor for many years. We wouldn’t be able to save the lives of as many children as we do without the support of sponsors like BTC. We are extremely grateful for all the support that we get, big or small.”

Indira Collie, BTC Manager of Public Relations said, “BTC has a tradition of community support and we are proud to be a long term sponsor of the Heart Foundation and the excellent work that they do.”

The 52nd Annual Heart Ball is scheduled for this Saturday, February 13 in the Independence Ballroom at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Cable Beach.

Read more...
 
All handwritten Bahamas passports null and void February 19
Submitted by BIS   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The general public is advised that as of 19 February 2016 all handwritten Bahamas passports will be canceled and become null and void. All those in possession of those passports should immediately surrender them and obtain an electronic passport.

This public advisory is another reminder as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had issued public notices to this effect last year. Please be so advised.

Notices to all foreign missions and border points will be sent to that effect.


 
High school students learn that Ivy League universities are not out of reach
Submitted by BIS   

Mr. John Ford is pictured in the front row with students and administrators of Doris Johnson Senior High School.NASSAU, The Bahamas – Although not one Bahamian government school student has ever applied to enter Yale University, tenth and eleventh grade students of Doris Johnson Senior High School learned Wednesday that it is possible to attend the Ivy League institution located in Connecticut and other American universities.

Yale University graduate and American Diplomat John Ford joined students in the school’s Guidance Department’s Career Chat Room where he addressed them on college readiness. Mr. Ford and representatives of the US Embassy in The Bahamas are promoting the message to public school students that college is possible for them and so too is attending Yale University.

At a cost of $60,000 a year for tuition and fees at Yale, a large number of students are admitted through financial assistance via scholarships, grants and loans to pay for education.

Mr. Ford, who has been interviewing high school students for Yale for 25 years and other institutions prior to that, said until recently, Yale accepted and provided financial assistance for American students who could get admitted to the institution. The students’ only concerns were “good” grades and “good” test scores. Once admitted their families would demonstrate how much they could pay and Yale would make up the difference. However, debt after graduation was overwhelming.

“I am here today to say that for any of you to get into a school like Yale it is difficult. What has changed is that it is not impossible.”

Read more...
 
ZNS Northern Service launches 2016 'Healthy Lifestyles' campaign
Submitted by Judith Dawkins   

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas Northern Service launches its 20th annual Healthy Lifestyles campaign on February 22, 2016. Our aim is to educate and inform the community on the benefits of establishing more health-conscious lifestyles.

The campaign gets underway with a series of radio talk shows featuring Health professionals on a wide range of Health topics on ZNS-3 810 AM, February 22nd through March 17th – Monday to Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Our focus this year will be on Eating Right and Getting Fit. Health Topics will be featured during the 6:30 p.m. newscast on ZNS TV-13. Locally produced health shows can be viewed on ZNS TV on Wednesday and rebroadcast Fridays during the month of March.

Free blood pressure checks, glucose testing and weigh-ins will be conducted by Grand Bahama Health Services on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the canteen of the Harold DeGregory Complex. The public is invited to participate.

ZNS annual fun run/walk & mini Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 19th at 6:00 a.m., part proceeds will aid Us Too Grand Bahama – Prostate Cancer Awareness & Support Group.

The 3.1 miles (5k) race route will start at ZNS on the Mall, travel north on the Mall to the Court House Round-a-bout, south on the Mall to Ranfurly Circus, North on the Mall to ZNS and finish in front of the Harold DeGregory Complex. Entry forms are available at ZNS or for download HERE.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 914