Bahamas 4x400m relay team looks to Beijing and Rio
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chris “The Fireman” Brown looked somewhat disappointed as The Bahamas 4x400m Men’s Relay team lost to the United States during the final and much anticipated race of the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015 on Sunday night.
The United States won the Men’s 4x400m relay at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015, at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium on Sunday, May 3, with a world-leading time of 2:58.43 for the gold medal. The Bahamas finished second with a season best time of 2:59.81 for a silver medal, while Belgium finished third with a national record time of 2:59.33. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
The relays held May 2-3 at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium attracted a more than 20,000 raucous and enthusiastic crowd against the backdrop of pulsating Junkanoo sounds cheering on the athletes of their choice.
US wins IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas finishes 10th
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The United States team won the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas for the second consecutive year, with a total of 63 points. The Bahamas finished 10th with 11 points.
The United States team won the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas for the second consecutive year, with a total of 63 points. The relays were held May 2-3, 2015. Pictured is the US team celebrating their victory at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
Grand Bahama team heads to New Providence for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
FREEPORT, Bahamas -- With only two days left before The Bahamas stages yet another inaugural world class event, ‘The Grand Life’ team based in Freeport, Grand Bahama, has already begun making its way into New Providence where all roads now lead for the highly anticipated Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.
The momentum has been building for months to what is touted to be the largest cultural street festival in the country to date, come May 7-9, 2015.
Hot on the heels of a successful kick-off weekend in Grand Bahama, the nation’s second city, on April 17th and 18th, which drew more than 30,000 spectators to Taino Beach, organizers are preparing for up to 100,000 residents and visitors during the three-day celebration.
Participants will have an opportunity to become immersed in Bahamian cuisine, culture shows, arts and crafts, street parades and Rake ‘n’ Scrape music.
The Grand Life team has been busy in the production house over the past weeks creating costumes for the big event. Now with Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival only days away, the excitement is in the air as the team, over 200-strong, inclusive of The Grand Life models, dancers, Junkanooers, makes ready to give the rest of the world a taste of ‘The Grand Life’.
Bolt says 'back to the drawing board' after 4x100m upset
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The world’s fastest man Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt simply said “it’s back to the drawing board” after he and his teammates lost in shocking defeat to the United States in the Men’s 4x100m relay at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015.
The energy of spectators totally engulfed the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Saturday, May 2, as the much-anticipated match-up took place resulting in the United States beating Jamaica in a time of 37:38 for the Gold Medal.
At the press conference following the race, Bolt said there would always be rivalry between The United States and Jamaica but that would not stop him from wanting to win.
“I enjoy it. I would like to keep winning. I am happy about rivalry,” he said.
Justin Gatlin noted that it was the first time the US beat Jamaica as they were really focused going in. However, he said at the end of the day, there is much respect for the competition. “We were more focused on getting the sticker (baton) out. Victory always feels good and Jamaica is always going to be tough competition,” said teammate Tyson Gay.
Athletes meet the press before the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Press Conference lead-ups to the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015 before the opening of the relays on Saturday, May 2, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. (BIS Photos/Kristaan H.A. Ingraham)
Bahamas ‘Golden Knights’ – From left: Michael Matthieu, Chris Brown, Ramon Miller, and Demetrius Pinder.
Agreement signed for The Bahamas to host IAAF World Relays in 2017
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- IAAF President Lamine Diack, seated right, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, seated centre, at the Office of the Prime Minister on Friday, May 1, 2015 -- the eve of the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015, May 2-3, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
At the meeting an Agreement was signed for The Bahamas to host the IAAF World Relays in 2017.
Seated at left is Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson. Members of the Local Organizing Committee of the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015 look on.
National Water Month celebrations are good for all
NASSAU, Bahamas – Throughout May, the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) will celebrate National Water Month. As many know, water is the gift of life and is something no one can do without. During the month of May the WSC family will host several events such as customer appreciation days, visits to schools and organisations as well as offer great incentives for those who are not already WSC customers.
Celebrations will begin with a proclamation by the Honourable Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Perry Christie.
Recognising the transformative role of young people today and in the future to safeguard our water resources, the WSC team will join their working partners MIYA Bahamas and the Bahamas National Trust to visit local primary schools to advance their knowledge of water and water conservation. They have also launched a fun junior high school challenge called ‘Wet & Wise’.
“We are very excited to launch our first essay/video competition among the junior high schools of The Bahamas,” said Visna Armbister, WSC Public Affairs Manager. “This fun competition will allow students to show the importance and inter-relationship of power and water.” Winners of this competition will receive great prizes as well as have their essays and videos shared on the company’s social media and website pages.
Students and faculty of the College of the Bahamas won’t be left out either. Following closely behind the COB/RBC Blue Water initiative in April, of which WSC was a part, COB will again partner with WSC to host a panel discussion.
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The executive members of Lupus Bahamas paid a courtesy call on Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville on Friday, May 1, to launch Lupus Month.
The Minister said, “it is a great privilege of mine to have the executive members of Lupus Bahamas with me at The Ministry for Grand Bahama as they launch Lupus Month on Grand Bahama. Lupus Bahamas is an organization to empower and encourage those living with Lupus, while placing priority on education and awareness throughout Grand Bahama.”
He continued, “as a physician who practiced medicine in the community for many years, I am fully aware of the devastating clinical effects of this chronic disease, which mostly affects young women."
In clinical practice, the body’s immune system which normally protects it against pathogens, viruses and bacteria loses the ability to differentiate body cells from pathogens and ultimately begins to attack itself.
Environmental factors play an important role in the cause of this autoimmune disease and to date there is no cure. The disease is not an infection and cannot be transmitted like an infectious disease. The symptoms vary but the classical symptoms are a butterfly rash on the face, joint pains, hair loss, fatigue and sensitivity to sunlight.
SAN SALVADOR, Bahamas – It was a momentous occasion for the San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation, the people of San Salvador and The Bahamas National Trust, as they gathered on Almond Tree Park for the public announcement of five new National Parks for San Salvador.
After working with the Government and with support from the Gerace Research Centre, the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF), and the Nature Conservancy for ten years, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is pleased to announce that the Government has formalized the San Salvador National Parks, to be managed by the BNT, as the latest additions to the Bahamas’ National Park System.
Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon. Philip ‘Brave’ Davis officially declared the national parks’ designation, along with The Hon. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment & Housing, and Local Government Officials, in a ceremony recently held in San Salvador. The new parks encompass some 21,000 acres of pristine land and seascapes.
“This island jewel, in large part, remains unspoiled by development and unchanged by time,” said DPM Davis, who is also the MP for San Salvador, Cat Island and Rum Cay. “Even today, we experience the amazing beauty of this land, a mere five miles wide by ten miles long, which is surrounded by some of the most prolific and diverse environments of the Caribbean.”
During his address he noted, “It has been a long time coming, but today, we are here, and today, we celebrate! We are happy to acknowledge and thank the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) for its grant funding, which advanced the Park designations and management plan development. As Member of Parliament, it has been my pleasure to observe, encourage, and participate in collaborative ventures with the residents of San Salvador to bring keen awareness to the importance of preserving the exceptional natural beauty through a National Park System.
New Security Measures Expected to Impact U.S. Visa Applicants
new security measures will be implemented at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau
that are expected to impact the U.S. visa application process. To
better streamline security screening, the U.S. Embassy
will no longer provide storage services for restricted articles that
are not allowed to be brought into the building. Under the new
regulations, U.S. visa applicants who arrive at the U.S. Embassy
carrying restricted items will be refused entry and risk missing
their visa appointments.
include electronic devices such as mobile phones, car alarm remotes,
tablets, MP3 players, notebook computers, headsets and any device with a
power plug or battery...
COB President Signs OAS Cooperation Accord at VII Summit of The Americas
President of The College of The Bahamas Dr Rodney D. Smith has signed
an Organization of American States (OAS) Cooperation Agreement that
formalizes student scholarship and faculty teaching and research
President Smith signed the agreement on Friday, April 10th, 2015
following the inaugural University Presidents Forum held under the
auspices of the VII Summit of The Americas in Panama City, Panama.
The accord paves the way for a reciprocal arrangement under which
students and faculty of The College of The Bahamas will be able to study
and teach at tertiary institutions in other OAS-member countries...
Cable Bahamas wins seven international marketing awards for excellence
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Cable Bahamas'
innovative marketing strategies were recently recognised by an
international panel of industry professionals, who selected the company
as a multiple winner in the 2014 Telly Awards. The annual award honours
excellence in film and video production, commercials and television
Cable Bahamas received two Silver Telly awards for
its short film of The Bahamas National Anthem (filmed as a tribute to
the country's 40th anniversary of independence) "March On, Bahamaland"
and "Get Your REVOICE", a Junkanoo-themed production promoting the
REVOICE Merry Mortgage Campaign. The Silver Telly is the top honour
given by the Telly Awards Committee...
Bahamas National Trust's work with rare bird featured on PBS
Work with the piping
plover (a rare bird) in Andros was featured on PBS Newshour last night.
This joint venture with the National Audubon Society is great news as it
will help to highlight the piping plover in The Bahamas. The show can
be streamed online starting at
You can read more about the BNT's bird banding project which was featured in the video on the BNT's website
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Hybrid system shapes up north of the Bahamas - Florida Today
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Bahamas power company announcement premature, says opposition
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Opposition Free National Movement (FNM) deputy leader Peter Turnquest said the Christie administration’s so-called announcement that it has selected PowerSecure Inc. to manage the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is premature, given that the government...
Bahamas union fears power company jobs will be lost
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Bahamas power company management partner announced
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis announced on Thursday night that the Bahamas government has selected PowerSecure International to manage the transmission, distribution and generation of electricity at the state-owned Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC).