• U.S. Embassy sponsored leadership development workshop attracts youth
    U.S. Embassy sponsored leadership development workshop attracts youth
  • BTC awards $5,000 scholarship to Primary School Student of the Year
    BTC awards $5,000 scholarship to Primary School Student of the Year
  • HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime
    HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime
  • Fishermen's bounty enjoyed at Romora Bay
    Fishermen's bounty enjoyed at Romora Bay
  • 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
  • BTC, PMH and Doctors Hospital team up for World Blood Donor Day
    BTC, PMH and Doctors Hospital team up for World Blood Donor Day
  • Tourism Minister joins Sandals executives at travel event in Los Angeles
    Tourism Minister joins Sandals executives at travel event in Los Angeles
  • 'Wearable Art meets Wall Art' shows off unique styles at event opening
    'Wearable Art meets Wall Art' shows off unique styles at event opening
  • 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



Alert #6 on Tropical Storm Erika
Submitted by Linda Thompson   

Tropical Storm Erika remains poorly organized; Watch and Alert remain in effect; boaters cautioned

NASSAU, The Bahamas - ALERT #6 ON TROPICAL STORM ERIKA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT NOON, THURSDAY, 27TH AUGUST, 2015.

TROPICAL STORM ERIKA REMAINS POORLY ORGANIZED…

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF INAGUA, MAYAGUANA, ACKLINS, CROOKED ISLAND AND RAGGED ISLAND.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS CAN POSSIBLY BE EXPERIENCED IN THOSE ISLANDS WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM ALERT ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF LONG ISLAND, CAT ISLAND, THE EXUMAS, SAN SALVADOR AND RUM CAY.

A TROPICAL STORM ALERT MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS CAN POSSIBLY BE EXPERIENCED IN THOSE ISLANDS WITHIN THE NEXT 60 HOURS.

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Public schools closed Monday and Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Erika
Submitted by Nikki Bethell   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Department of Education wishes to advise that due to Tropical Storm Erika, the opening of school has been delayed. All public schools will be closed on Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.

  • All administrators, teachers and custodial staff should report for duty on Wednesday, 2nd September,
  • All 7th and 10th graders attending Junior and Senior High School respectively for the first time will report to school on Thursday, 3rd September for orientation.
  • All 8th and 11th graders will report to school on for orientation on Friday, 4th September and
  • All preschool, primary, junior and senior high school students will report to school for the first official day on Monday, 7th September, 2015.

Once the weather system passes over and we are able to make assessments, we will provide further information. We will be certain to keep administrators, teachers, students, parents and the general public abreast with any new developments as they arise. The public is encouraged to stay posted to Facebook page - Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Bahamas for updates as well as local radio stations and ZNS.

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Tribute to Sir Albert Miller by Minister Wilchcombe
Submitted by Elcott Coleby   

Tribute to Sir Albert Miller
by The Hon. Obadiah H. Wilchcombe, M.P. and Minister of Tourism

One day the life and times of Sir Albert will be the study of historians. He sought no fanfare and wanted no praise. He was an officer and a gentleman “called” to serve and in the end left an unmatched legacy of social and economic change in the city of Freeport. Fact is, the sixty year history of Freeport would have been entirely different had Albert Miller not stepped onto the stage and entered the Leadership of the Grand Bahama Port Authority.

Sir Albert became the pivotal player in changing the tone and bringing the proverbial “soul” into Freeport. His emergence must never be misunderstood or miscalculated. It must be seen in its true context of the times they were, and what and who were needed to reverse and to change an unacceptable social order.

Sir Albert had an unpronounced determination to populate the offices of the Port Authority and its subsidiary companies with recognizable faces. Today young Bahamians follow his path in leadership of the Grand Bahama Port Authority.

Sir Albert sat at the gate when heavy industry found the “Free Port” creating jobs and careers for high school students from New Providence and Grand Bahama. The result was the evolution of a middle class. Families were started, new homes were built and many housing divisions were opened. Bahamians now have a piece of Freeport’s Rock!

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BTC begins back-to-school charity tour in Andros
Submitted by Chauntez Wilson   

The BTC community service corps, the iVolunteers, assisted with eye exams, games and activities, and handing out backpacks and school supplies at the 3rd Annual School Aid. Many volunteers traveled from other islands to lend a hand at the event.ANDROS, The Bahamas -- Its back-to-school time and BTC is back at it, assisting over 200 Androsian school children, and 60 parents to prepare for the new school year at their 3rd Annual School Aid event. This is the first time that the event has been held outside of Nassau, and also the first time it was open to the public.

At the event, 11 iVolunteers, BTC’s community service corps, assisted with the activities as students enjoyed games, health screenings, food and drinks, face painting and a wide range of other entertainment to help participants get in gear for September.

Each student received a BTC backpack filled with school supplies and BTC provided back-to-school haircuts and styles for the students, with a barber and salon stall on site.

The parents were also encouraged to join in, receiving seminars on parenting, good health, and nutrition. The Karaoke King of Nassau flew in to entertain the crowds and gave participants chances to win free giveaways and phone cards.

Christopher Hinsey, BTC Senior Manager, Andros, said that he was pleased with the event and looks forward to seeing it grow.

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4th annual Lionfish Roundup spears 350 predators
Submitted by Barefoot Marketing   

4th Annual Lionfish Roundup Spears 350 Fish! This year was the fourth year of the Lionfish Roundup and eleven teams participated, catching 350 fish.  Pictured is Team Mailis who placed first by catching 146 lionfish and won a paddle board from Harbourside Marine, a bottle of John Watling’s Buena Vista Rum and an earring set from Bahama Art & Handicraft – made from lionfish tail. (Photo courtesy of BNT for Barefoot Marketing)NASSAU, Bahamas –-- What do you do when there’s an invasive species dwelling in your waters and that species can be very delicious? You catch and eat them of course!

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) capitalised on that by hosting the Lionfish Roundup with their partners The Green Parrot restaurant, East Bay Street, Nassau. The event was created to help remove this invasive species and show Bahamians various way to prepare this fish for consumption. This year was the fourth year of the Lionfish Roundup, and eleven teams participated, catching over 350 fish from the waters around the New Providence seas.

“The Lionfish Roundup is a great event for raising awareness about invasive lionfish and the need to continue to remove them from the main environment,” said Lynn Gape, BNT Deputy Executive Director. “The BNT and Department of Marine Resources are very grateful to the Green Parrot and the great sponsors for their continued support of this event.”

In addition to the Green Parrot, who sponsored and organised the event, other sponsors included Harbourside Marine, Tropic Seafood, Bahamian Brewery and Beverage, John Watlings, Thompson Trading, Lion King, Digi Print, Bahamas Art & Handicraft and Bay Street Marina.

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