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    Culture rocks the opening of IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014
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    Game of Thrones fans compete in short film competition presented by Cable Bahamas & HBO
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    U.S. Embassy sponsored leadership development workshop attracts youth
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    Fishermen's bounty enjoyed at Romora Bay
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    BTC awards $5,000 scholarship to Primary School Student of the Year
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    Tourism Minister joins Sandals executives at travel event in Los Angeles
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    'Wearable Art meets Wall Art' shows off unique styles at event opening
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    BTC, PMH and Doctors Hospital team up for World Blood Donor Day
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    Fallen American and Bahamian members of the armed services honoured during wreath-laying ceremony on Memorial Day
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    HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime



Daylight saving time ends this weekend
Submitted by BIS   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, 2nd November, 2014 at 2:00 a.m.

At that time, The Bahamas reverts to Eastern Standard Time. All time pieces are to be turned back one hour.

Subsequently, Eastern Standard Time continues to Sunday, 8th March, 2015.  

*Remember to 'Fall Back' and set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed on Saturday night.

 


 


 
Bahamas weekly fishing report from Harbourside Marine
Submitted by Harbourside Marine   

Fishing report as of October 30, 2014

North Eleuthera - Adam Dann and Jeff Jackson with a wahoo caught off of the Dutch bar.Nassau: The report is that it has been slow off of Nassau this week.
Adam Russell, Chubasco Charters,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Teddy Pratt www.fishing242charters.com    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Nicholas Pinder, Born Free Chaters, www.bornfreefishing.com
Mark Kooskalis, North Shore Charters,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Dwayne Treco, Morinin' Ride Charters, www.morninridecharters.com

North Exuma, Highbourne Cay: No reports.
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North Eleuthera: Big yellowfin tuna and wahoo have been caught this week off of the points.
Devon Sawyer   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jeff Fox, Ocean Fox Charters  www.oceanfoxfishingbahamas.com

Ryan Neilly, Spanish Wells Fishing www.spanishwellsfishing.com

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Victorian High Tea Party & Fashion Show brings grandeur and style to important fundraising efforts
Submitted by Ingrid Sears   

Committee member Maria Symonette at tea table welcoming others, Twinings tea on table.NASSAU, Bahamas -- Hats and Gloves! Flowers and Fashion!  Twinings! Art work!  Lots of prizes and surprises! And a most worthy cause!  Put them all together and you have a Victorian High Tea Party & Fashion Show hosted by the Heart Ball Committee.

If you wish to experience Victorian grandeur and luxury, sip on a cup of tea, enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends, while seeing fashion on the runway, then you want to attend this event.

Under the patronage of Dame Marguerite Pindling, on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, The Heart Ball Committee will host a “Victorian High Tea Party & Fashion Show” -  hats and gloves are encouraged.  The event will take place at Mount Fitzwilliam, Government House.

There will be a Pre-Tea Exhibition at 2 pm. Highlights of the exhibition include: beverages by Twinings, art work by Rik Carey, jewelry by Banesian Designs and Amani Jewelry, and treats from Beth’s Kitchen. There will also be natural products by Sheki and handbags by HMP.

The main event, the Tea Party & Fashion Show, starts at 2:30 pm. Teas will be exclusively provided by Twinings to give the event a truly Victorian flare. The MC for the afternoon will be Mrs. Sheila Bethel, a Rotarian and well known speaker. A donation of $35 is required. All are welcome. The proceeds raised will aid The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation, as they seek to repair the hearts of children, who can not ordinarily afford heart care.

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Fred Smith to address East Nassau Rotary Friday
Submitted by DP&A   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Noted human rights, constitutional law, regulatory litigation and environmental attorney Fred Smith, QC, will address the Rotary Club of East Nassau Friday, October 31 at the Nassau Yacht Club.

Smith, an outspoken advocate for transparency in government and justice for all, regardless of socio-economic status, is a legendary litigator whose court appearances draw crowds of law students and garner media attention. He is presently involved in cases involving oil pollution, unregulated development, animal protection and tax-related matters.

At the meeting of the civic organisation, he will address “Recipes for Corruption.”

A member of Lincoln’s Inn, and admitted to practice in England, UK, Wales and The Bahamas and appointed to Her Majesty’s Counsel in 2009, Mr. Smith is the Freeport managing partner of the country’s oldest law firm, Callenders& Co. Mr. Smith has practiced before the lower civil and criminal courts, administrative boards, various tribunals and at the bars of the Supreme Court, The Court of Appeal and the Privy Council in London, England.

He has also appeared before the Human Rights Commission of the Organization of American States in Washington in the mid 1980’s against the Government of the Bahamas on a petition alleging breaches of human rights against the general Haitian population in the Bahamas.  He has appeared in the courts of and provided expert testimony regarding matters of law in the Bahamas in cases conducted in England, the USA and Canada.  Mr. Smith is also the legal director of Save The Bays, the fast-growing environmental protection advocacy group.

The Rotary meeting starts at 12:30 pm. For information, contact any Rotarian or phone 394-0677.

 
Ronnie Butler inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame
Written by BIS   

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Godfather of Bahamian Music Ronnie Butler has been inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame, and is the fourth Bahamian to earn the distinction – after Sir Lynden O. Pindling, Sir Sidney Poitier, and Eddie Minnis.

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He was unable to travel to the special gala event at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston, October 25, to receive his award.  As such, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson formally presented Mr. Butler with his plaque today at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

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