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RBDF Marching Band attend Carmichael Primary School Book Club launch
BIS   
Thursday, 29 March 2012 06:05

At the Carmichael Primary School Book Club March 24, 2012, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Petty Officer and well known writer of poetry, Matthew Rolle, brings closing remarks. The RBDF Marching Band brought activities to a close. (BIS Photo /Raymond A. Bethel)

NASSAU, Bahamas -- At the Carmichael Primary School Book Club March 24, 2012, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Petty Officer and well known writer of poetry, Matthew Rolle, brings closing remarks. The RBDF Marching Band brought activities to a close. (BIS Photo /Raymond A. Bethel)

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FNM open Golden Isles constituency HQ
Submitted by the FNM News Service   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:44

Remarks
Golden Isles Constituency
Headquarters Opening
Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham
Party Leader
27 March 2012

Golden Isles;

FNMs:

Colour Red ‘gat yellow mellow dead scared. The crowd in Yamacraw last week was so big that the PLP still in shock and awe.

Now they in meltdown after that crowd in Central and South Eleuthera. Eleuthera ‘gonna born twins for the FNM – Theo Neilly in the North and Howard Johnson in the South.

This Thursday we’ll be in Marathon with Heather Hunt. Jerome Fitzgerald will have plenty time after the next election to see whether the sand come back to Saunder’s Beach.

Truth be told he should go down to the new Montagu Beach Park and the beach that is growing at Saunders’ Beach right now; he can see what a proper beach park looks like. And, we are just getting started. Next term both South Beach and Yamacraw Beach will get new beach parks.

This Saturday we’ll be in Fox Hill with Shonel Ferguson. Shonel has actually won gold. The only thing yellow mellow could win gold for is talking fool which they no longer realize is a serious thing.

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New testing lab opens at PMH
BIS   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 14:36

Ms. Veta Brown, Chairman Public Hospital Authority, cuts ribbon to officially open the Princess Margaret Hospital Human Papilloma Virus Testing Lab Monday, March 26.   Also pictured from left: Minister of Health the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Pathologist Dr. Olga Stokes.   (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)   NASSAU, Bahamas -- Ms. Veta Brown, Chairman Public Hospital Authority, cuts ribbon to officially open the Princess Margaret Hospital Human Papilloma Virus Testing Lab Monday, March 26.

Also pictured from left: Minister of Health the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Pathologist Dr. Olga Stokes.

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

 


 
Ministry of Works provides roadworks update
Submitted by BIS   
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:43

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport advises the public of the following on the New Providence Improvement and Infrastructure Project.

During this past weekend sections of Baillou Hill Road were paved between Family Guardian and Amaryllis Drive. Paving works continue in this area.

  • It is anticipated that two-way traffic will be restored to the entire length of Prince Charles Drive on March 31, 2012.
  • Paving of the first layer of asphalt on Market Street will be completed shortly. Under temporary traffic management, as of March 30th, two lanes of southbound traffic will be introduced to Market from Duke Street to Wulff Road. At the same time two lanes of northbound traffic will resume on Baillou Hill Road from Wulff Road to Duke Street.  Motorists should adhere to posted traffic signs.
  • The closure of Fox Hill Road south has been re-programmed. A new date for this closure will be given at a later date.

As usual, local access to businesses and residents will be granted in all areas of work.

For more information and diagrams of diversion routes please follow “NPIIP” on Facebook.

 

 
Palm Cay Marina supports BREEF
Submitted by Serena Williams PR   
Monday, 26 March 2012 16:06

Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, the BREEF executive director who accepted the cheque from Richard Browning, the CEO of Palm Cay, said that corporate sponsorship and other fund raising efforts allow them to pay for the all important teacher education programme.NASSAU, Bahamas -- Two more teachers will be in a better postion to teach school children about the neccessities and benefits of protecting our marine environment thanks to sponsorship by Palm Cay Marina on Nassau’s Southeastern shore.

Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, the BREEF executive director who accepted the cheque from Richard Browning, the CEO of Palm Cay, said that corporate sponsorship and other fund raising efforts allow them to pay for the all important teacher education programme.

“It is extremely important for children to learn and understand the necesseties and benefits of protecting our islands’ marine environments,” she said.  “Palm Cay’s generous donation, and other fund raising events such as the BREEF Ball on March 30th at Albany, is the life-blood of our educational Foundation.”

Richard Browning agreed. “All of us at Palm Cay Marina understand the importance of protecting our oceans resources; BREEF is facilitating a crucial programme and we are happy to support it.”  

The 14th Marine Conservation Teachers Training Workshop is held over 8 days at the Gerace Research Centre on San Salvador in mid-July. Palm Cay, with 196 slips, is the largest residential Marina on New Providence.  (Photo: Valentino Kemp /Serena Williams PR)

 
Local autism group R.E.A.C.H. unveils plans for Autism Awareness 2012
Submitted by Mario Carey Realty   
Monday, 26 March 2012 15:47

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Due to prevalence of autism spectrum disorders globally, The United Nations has designated April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day. The Bahamas, headed by Resources and Education for Autism and Related Challenges (R.E.A.C.H.), will join other countries around the world in launching its “Light it up Blue campaign” to commemorate Autism Awareness Month 2012.

Created by Autism Speaks, this campaign seeks to engage the community to light up their surroundings in blue for the entire month, whether it’s your home, business or somewhere prominent like the House of Assembly to increase awareness about autism.

Last year, over 2,000 iconic buildings and landmarks lit up blue including New York’s Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Niagara Falls in Canada, the Hungarian Parliament and the Canton Tower in China.

“Autism is diagnosed in 1 in every 110 children, 70 of them are boys. As this number increases, unfortunately so has the level of ignorance. It is our hope that through your participation, we are able to raise the level of awareness for all Bahamians,” according to Mario Carey, president of R.E.A.C.H.

"A t-shirt day set for this coming Friday will have a two-fold purpose: as a fundraiser and to increase awareness. Therefore, we are requesting for Bahamians to purchase autism shirts at a cost of $ 12 or 15 and wear them proudly on that day."

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Road works progressing around New Providence
Written by BIS   
Monday, 26 March 2012 07:31

 Brougham to Ross Corner: Paving on Market Street is completed from Ross Corner to Brougham Street and this area is now open to vehicular traffic. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Brougham to Ross Corner: Paving on Market Street is completed from Ross Corner to Brougham Street and this area is now open to vehicular traffic. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

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Cooperative Agri-business Forum opens at the Wyndham Nassau
Submitted by BIS   
Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:23

Ladies took part in the Cooperative Agri-business Forum March 22 at the Nassau Wyndham Resort, Cable Beach.   Pictured from left to right: Jackie McPhee, Department of Cooperatives; Judy Simmons, Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources; and Charmaine Price, Assistant Director of Agriculture. Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Lawrence Cartwright, gave opening remarks NASSAU, Bahamas -- Ladies took part in the Cooperative Agri-business Forum March 22 at the Nassau Wyndham Resort, Cable Beach.

Pictured from left to right: Jackie McPhee, Department of Cooperatives; Judy Simmons, Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources; and Charmaine Price, Assistant Director of Agriculture. Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Lawrence Cartwright, gave opening remarks.

(BIS Photo/Raymond Bethel)

 
Bahamas Star Gymnastics youngsters attend environmental workshop
Submitted by Tracey Cash   
Friday, 23 March 2012 09:26
Youngsters at Bahamas Star Gymnastics (BSG) recently were treated to an exciting workshop that focused on the predatory Lion Fish and other environmental issues facing the Bahamas.  The workshop was part of a series presented in partnership by the Environmental Youth Alliance (www.eya.ca) and the East Nassau Rotary Club, BSG announced.NASSAU, Bahamas -- Youngsters at Bahamas Star Gymnastics (BSG) recently were treated to an exciting workshop that focused on the predatory Lion Fish and other environmental issues facing the Bahamas.  The workshop was part of a series presented in partnership by the Environmental Youth Alliance (www.eya.ca) and the East Nassau Rotary Club, BSG announced.

“We are so grateful to the EYA and the Rotary Club for the opportunity to expose our youngsters to environmental issues that affect our country,” commented Kevan Dean, parent of two BSG gymnasts and Bahamas Gymnastics Parents Booster Club (BGPBC) volunteer.  “Building great gymnasts is the Club’s primary focus; building responsible citizens through athletics and more is an ultimate goal for the Booster Club.  Worshops such as this one are informative and invaluable, taking us another step closer to fulfilling our tag line slogan: “Believing in the Great Potential of our Bahamian Champions” Dean finished.

The fun-filled workshops focused on three major themes:  Climate Change (including Bahamas-specific impacts), Marine Conservation (including a study of the Lion Fish), and Waste Management in the Bahamas.  More than 30 gymnasts attending their regular Saturday class stayed afterwards to be amused by a puppet presentation, a story book reading, a comprehensive power point presentation and even a demonstration on the proper techniques and benefits of dissecting and consuming the predatory Lion Fish, all designed to increase their awareness of environmental issues facing the Bahamas. 
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