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



U.S. Embassy honors fallen heroes with a wreath laying ceremony
Submitted by the U.S. Embassy Nassau   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- On Monday, May 25th, the United States Embassy commemorated Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Clifton Pier in memory of fallen comrades and military veterans. The solemn tribute was held at the site of the Memorial to Patrol Squad 23 to commemorate the 10 U.S. crew members who lost their lives during a fateful training mission off the coast of Nassau on May 7th, 1954.

U.S. Chargé d' Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson gives remarks during the Memorial Day ceremony held at the Clifton Memorial on Monday, May 25th, 2015.

The VP-23 Squadron members that died in the plane crash included William Martin, Leland Osborn, John Tinney, John Holle, Joseph Kiliszewski, Franz Nelson, Thomas Caylor, Gerald Lepard, Albert Olson and Fred Sparks. The military services of Bahamian Private First Class Norman Darling who died in the Iraq War in 2004 and Sergeant Errol McKinney, U.S. Army, a Bahamian killed in a motorcycle accident in 2013 shortly after to returning to Ft. Bliss, Texas following a deployment to Afghanistan were also honored.

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BTVI showcases trades at Harborside Resort
Submitted by Hadassah Hall   

BTVI’s Head of Department for Information Technology, Anthony Ramtulla sharing information with a Harborside Resort at Atlantis employee about courses.NASSAU, Bahamas -- Harborside Resort at Atlantis employees have the opportunity to enhance their careers or explore side trades, after meeting with a cadre of faculty and staff at a Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) career fair organized exclusively for them.

Held recently at the resort, scores of workers turned out for the information session and mini career fair, which showcased the myriad of associate degrees, diploma and certificate courses offered at BTVI.

Harborside Human Resources Manager, Jacquelyn Gardiner encouraged the maintenance and space cleaning staff to take advantage of the opportunity to improve their skills or gain new ones.

“You work at Harborside and you take home a salary, but from the survey we got, a lot of you are interested in going back to school, so utilize today’s information. We have great carpenters, mechanics, servers; we want you to use your talent so it could become an extra source of income,” said Ms. Gardiner.

BTVI’s Dean of Construction Trades, Alexander Darville said the career fair proved to be a win-win situation for both organizations.

“This fair means that industry recognizes BTVI for its full potential. The mere fact Harborside approached us is evidence of our worth. From Fashion and Cosmetology to Business and Information Technology, the link has been made; while their employees can sharpen their skills, the door may now be open for possible internships for our students,” said Mr. Darville.

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Commissioning ceremony held for education graduands of COB
Submitted by COB/Office of Communication   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The latest graduands from The College of The Bahamas' School of Education were formally welcomed into the community of educators on Tuesday, in a ceremony that has become a staple event on the COB Commencement Calendar.

Approximately 100 graduating students participated in the annual Teachers' Commissioning Ceremony held at The College’s Performing Arts Centre.

Guest speaker at the ceremony, former Senator Dr. Jacintha Higgs, Principal of Akhepron International Academy, implored the graduands to evaluate their motives, goals and ability to effectively guide children towards their destinies.

“What is your end goal? How are you going to transform the nation and impact the world? Your end goal should always be about changing the course for others to lead a better life, a better life history, to fulfilling your life’s purpose to which you were born and to which they were born and for you to be a beacon to advance and to elevate humanity,” she said in an impassioned address.

In giving the graduands much food for thought, Dr. Higgs urged balance in their approach to education and leadership.

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Grand Bahama welcomes Sunwing from Houston
Written by BIS   

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Sunwing Airlines made its inaugural flight to Grand Bahama from Houston, Texas, on Sunday, May 24, carrying 145 passengers. The flight was met by Director of Tourism for Grand Bahama Betty Bethel and other Ministry of Tourism staff members.

According to Ms. Bethel, the Ministry of Tourism “has a summer and winter program, with this being the first of many flights scheduled for the rest of this year, which will result in positive economic impact for Grand Bahama.”

With flights coming in from eight US cities and from Canada, Grand Bahama to date has already surpassed its 2014 visitor numbers to the island.

 
BTC Flight 242 Junior Achievement Company wins individual and team honours
Submitted by Chauntez Wilson   

Bobbeth Colebrook, a member of the BTC Flight 242 Junior Achievement Company, receives her award for ‘Most Distinguished Achiever.’NASSAU, Bahamas -- A team member of the BTC Flight 242 Junior Achievement Company, Bobbeth Colebrook, beat out more than 500 competitors to take first place honours and the individual title of ‘Most Distinguished Achiever’ in this year’s annual Junior Achievement programme; she also won the Speech Competition.

Winners in all categories were named at the Awards Banquet at Atlantis on Saturday May 16th and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company-sponsored team had their best year in the past decade to win team and individual honours.

Executive Advisor Barry Wilmott, who has guided teams from BTC over 24 years, said this year he gave a different goal to his youngsters.

“I made a commitment that this year I would motivate and coach them to also see the wisdom of winning individual titles in addition to winning team awards. Over the years I have come to recognise that if you also develop, mentor and coach our future leaders for individual glory they will go on to win awards throughout their life.”

BTC Flight 242 Company took home 17 awards overall; they achieved 1st and 3rd place in the Top Scores category with Ashlee Colebrook scoring a perfect 100% and Alexis Hamilton scoring 97.5.  The team president Italia Clarke placed 2nd for Top Sales Person and three company officers were finalists for Company Officer of the Year award.

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