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FMU Alumni Association call on the Governor General
BIS   
Saturday, 01 October 2011 06:25

The Alumni Association of Florida Memorial University makes a courtesy call on Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (seated second from left)  in the Drawing Room of Government House on Thursday, September 29.  (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Alumni Association of Florida Memorial University makes a courtesy call on Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (seated second from left) in the Drawing Room of Government House on Thursday, September 29.   

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)

 


 
Students participate in SAVE Anti-Crime Youth Rally
BIS   
Saturday, 01 October 2011 06:06

Hundreds of students turned out  September 29 for the SAVE Anti-Crime Youth Rallyi n the Church of God Auditorium. The event was sponsored by Her Majesty's Prisons, in conjunction with the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Education.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) NASSAU, Bahamas -- Hundreds of students turned out September 29 for the SAVE Anti-Crime Youth Rally in the Church of God Auditorium.

The event was sponsored by Her Majesty's Prisons, in conjunction with the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Education.

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)


 

 

 
Northeastern Pastors’ Alliance join Police and Urban Renewal for working partners brunch
Submitted by Dennis Dames   
Saturday, 01 October 2011 05:46
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Northeastern Pastors’ Alliance in conjunction with Kemp Road Urban Renewal Programme and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Northeastern Division assembled in full force at Epworth Hall – Shirley Street - Tuesday September 27, 2011 for a working partners and stakeholders’ brunch.

The team of good Samaritans from northeastern New Providence discussed the necessity of working together to improve the social state of our nation for future generations, peace, love and prosperity.  Participants were from the public and private sectors, and speakers included: Reverend Angela Bosfield-Palacious; moderator, Archdeacon James Palacious, Pastor Irene Russell, Ms. Kolamae Pedican; Manager Kemp Road Urban Renewal Programme, Mr. Hulan Hanna; Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ms. Ella Lewis; Co-coordinator Urban Renewal Programmes – New Providence, Pastor Dale Moss; President of the Northeastern Pastors’ Alliance, and Dr. Beverley Strachan; Vice President – Northeastern Pastors’ Alliance.

The core values of the Northeastern Alliance are:
  • Spiritual awareness and transformation of the community
  • Empowerment of a community economically, academically and morally
  • Reconciliation between groups, example: different nationalities
  • Bringing hope and resources to the less fortunate
  • Addressing crime and other anti-social behaviour
  • Address issues such as teen pregnancy, illegal drugs, truancy, child abuse and negligence, and homelessness
  • Responding with marriage and family counseling, school chaplaincy, parenting classes, and care of the elderly
  • Unifying the community by introducing the church to it and vice versa
  • Support and encourage member pastors; especially in times of sickness and death
  • Fostering inter-denominational relationships in the northeast

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Governor General tours renovated court buildings
BIS   
Friday, 30 September 2011 12:37

Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes were taken on a tour of Parliament and the renovated court buildings on September 29  by Livingston Forbes, chief architect of the Ministry of Public Works. Their Excellencies and others are pictured walking from the Ansbacher House building. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)NASSAU, Bahamas -- Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes were taken on a tour of Parliament and the renovated court buildings on September 29 by Livingston Forbes, chief architect of the Ministry of Public Works.

Their Excellencies and others are pictured walking from the Ansbacher House building. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)

 


 
Dame Ivy Dumont shares memoir with college community
Submitted by COB   
Friday, 30 September 2011 06:49

From left are Dr. Helean McPhee, Chair, School of English Studies, The College of The Bahamas; Mrs. Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, Guanima Press; Dame Ivy Dumont; Mr. Neko Meicholas, Guanima Press and Ms. Willamae Johnson, College Librarian, The College of The Bahamas. (Photo by: Office of Communication, The College of The Bahamas)NASSAU, Bahamas -- How do you go from a small settlement on a quaint Family Island to the highest office in the country? Former Governor General Dame Ivy Dumont has it documented in a compelling memoir about her life and shared her personal story recently with an audience at The College of The Bahamas’ Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre.  

Dame Ivy, author of Rose’s to Mount Fitzwilliam, was the featured guest at Meet The Writer on Wednesday, September 21st. The book records the life of an island girl whose devotion to the development of people helped to shape her destiny.

With a distinguished legacy in the public service, Dame Ivy also served as Minister of Health and Environment and Minister of Education, Youth and Culture.  She was the first woman to hold the office of Governor General of The Bahamas. Rose’s to Mount Fitzwilliam was published by Guanima Press Ltd..

From left are Dr. Helean McPhee, Chair, School of English Studies, The College of The Bahamas; Mrs. Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, Guanima Press; Dame Ivy Dumont; Mr. Neko Meicholas, Guanima Press and Ms. Willamae Johnson, College Librarian, The College of The Bahamas. (Photo by: Office of Communication, The College of The Bahamas)

 
Final underground works underway on Robinson Road
Written by BIS   
Thursday, 29 September 2011 06:56

Shenique Albury, environmental specialist on the New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project, speaks during a news briefing Wednesday. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Public Works and Transport continues to make progress on road corridors that make up the New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project.

The Ministry announced Wednesday that final underground work is taking place on Robinson Road. “With the extension of works on Robinson Road from Second Street to First Street, the contractor has reached the limit of works,” said Shenique Albury, environmental specialist in the Project Execution Unit.

As a result of the extension of the working area on Robinson Road from Second to First Street there is a closure from Seventh to First Streets. Motorists are advised to use Palm Tree Avenue. Roberta Drive is also closed. Motorists can access Robinson Road through Sixth Street near Ridgeland Bakery.

Approximately 80 per cent of Marathon Road from the roundabout on Wulff Road to the junction at Samana Drive has been paved and is now open to two-way traffic. “The contractor has completed underground works between Samana Drive and the entrance to the Mall at Marathon just south of Kentucky Fried Chicken,” said Ms. Albury. “The contractor will now move to the next stage of work which is the initial stage of preparation for paving.”

Motorists are reminded that Baillou Hill Road from Wulff Road to Vesey Street is open to two lanes of northbound traffic only.

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Halsbury Chambers hosts free legal clinic
Submitted by DP&A   
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 14:47

Any way you look at it -- the Halsbury Chambers Free Legal Clinic was a success. It was the seventh consecutive year the law firm that is the exclusive Bahamas member firm of the prestigious International Lawyers Network (ILN) has hosted the popular event. Above photo shows mezzanine level view of reception area where participants checked in for their free appointments with partners and associates. NASSAU, Bahamas -- Dozens of persons from every walk of life and with just about every imaginable legal question turned out for the recent 7th Annual Halsbury Chambers Free Legal Clinic. Held at the law firm's Village Road offices, the clinic provided an opportunity for the public to meet with partners and associates free of charge to discuss legal issues.

"Almost everyone has some question that has been nagging at them but they may be hesitant to call a lawyer," says partner Nerissa A. Greene. "They may be worried about how much it costs or whether they really have a case, particularly in civil actions. These brief but intense sessions offer insight into how the courts or the law would be likely to deal with their issue."

When the firm introduced the free legal clinics in 2004, Halsbury Chambers founder Branville McCartney said he wanted to close the perceived gap between the legal fraternity and the general public, claiming that even the word fraternity hinted at an almost unapproachable social standing. From their inception, the clinics have become a Fall calendar fixture, drawing hundreds.

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Results of studies on Big Pond Park under review by Ministry of Works
Written by BIS   
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 07:24

Fabian Bain of C. H. Developers and Construction points to a groundwater monitoring well west of Yellow Elder Primary School. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) NASSAU, The Bahamas - The results of a land contamination study on the development of Big Pond Park are presently being reviewed by The Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

The Big Pond Park is a component of the environmental mitigation plan for the New Providence Road Improvement and Infrastructure Project. Plans are in progress to restore and protect the park as an urban open space for public use through clearing of the park site and construction of trails, boardwalks, and children's play/picnic area.

Big Pond site was used as a landfill up to 1977 when the Government relocated it to its present location on Harold Road.

Results of the study will determine if significant pollution linkages exist and assess the extent of any potential risks to human health and the environment. Based on the findings, recommendations for remediation will be provided.

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Baha Mar opens Hong Kong office
Submitted by Jarryd Boyd   
Monday, 26 September 2011 15:20

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Baha Mar, the $3.5 billion resort complex marking the dramatic resurgence of a golden stretch of beachfront once called The Bahamian Riviera, announced Monday, September 26th, it has opened an office in Hong Kong, a strategic move intended to strengthen sales and marketing capabilities within Asia-Pacific.

Located in the prestigious International Finance Center overlooking Hong Kong Harbor, Baha Mar's new offices will be managed by Mabel Chau, the newly appointed Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Asia-Pacific. Chau boasts more than 25 years of industry experience, and most recently functioned as Director and Founder of Sigma H Consultants, where she provided sales and marketing, project management and business consulting to hotels, law firms, banks and luxury lifestyle products.

"Our expansion into Asia, and particularly into China, is further evidence of our commitment to the region and the strengthening of our unique and valuable relationships with our Chinese partners,” stated Richard English, Senior Vice President for Baha Mar, who was in Hong Kong to finalize details surrounding the office acquisition. "A physical presence in Hong Kong allows us to more efficiently support marketing efforts in the region, promote The Bahamas in general and our project in particular,” English said.

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