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



Bahamas weekly fishing report from Harbourside Marine
Submitted by Harbourside Marine   

Fishing report as of May 22, 2014

Marlin Marine Tournament - Lance Knowles and son Teddy of Team Nassau: Captain Paul Smith reports catching a lot of tuna in the afternoon about 3 miles off of Sandyport.
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Nicholas Pinder, Born Free Chaters, www.bornfreefishing.com
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Dwayne Treco, Morinin' Ride Charters, www.morninridecharters.com

North Exuma, Highbourne Cay: Despite the rough seas there have been mahi and wahoo caught in the sound this week. The winds are due to drop and shift to the southeast at 8 knots for the week-end which will make for some easy fishing!
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Bahamas Waste leading the charge in sports
Submitted by Barefoot Marketing   

Bahamas Waste Leading the Charge in Sports - For the past 18 months, Bahamas Waste has been a sponsor of the National Sports Authority (NSA), providing waste equipment and collection at the stadium at no charge to the government.  Now, they’re increasing their sponsorship with a monetary donation to the IAAF relays which will be held May 24th - 25th at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau. (Photo courtesy of IAAF for Barefoot Marketing)NASSAU, Bahamas -- For the past 18 months, Bahamas Waste has been a sponsor of the National Sports Authority (NSA), providing waste equipment and collection at the stadium at no charge to the government.

Now, they’re increasing their sponsorship with a monetary donation to the IAAF relays which will be held May 24th – 25th at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau.

“We think it’s extremely important to give back to the community and more importantly through sports, as it can give talented youth great opportunities, like education via international sports scholarships,” said Francisco de Cardenas, Managing Director at Bahamas Waste.  

“We have a lot of talented people in our country, and it’s important to support them in their endeavors.  We are proud to support those in baseball, softball, swimming, rugby, golf, tennis, soccer, football and track.”

Bahamas Waste has been a partner with the National Sports Authority since its inception, and they couldn’t be more proud, that they were able to sponsor this amazing event as well. “Due to our longstanding relationship with Bahamas Waste, it was a ‘no-brainer’ for us to choose Bahamas Waste to become a partner for this historical event,” said Kathy Ingraham, Sr. Director Marketing, LOC IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014.  “The relationship has been an excellent one in the past and we look forward to a more prosperous one moving forward.”

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ZNS ready to go with IAAF Relays
Submitted by BIS   

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the IAAF Relays Bahamas 2014 held its final press conference at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Thursday, May 22, to update the public on the role of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS) as its local broadcaster.  

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. Daniel Johnson said the relays will be viewed in countries that are represented and also some that may not have representation.  

“The world will be watching The Bahamas during the relays and we have to keep its attention,” the Minister said.  

“New ground is being broken and new milestone’s being set,” said ZNS executive chairman Rev. Dr. William Thompson. “As ZNS becomes the first Bahamian broadcaster to televise the IAAF’s inaugural World Relays, a level one track event here in the Bahamas, it represents the single largest sports project ZNS has participated in at this level to-date.”  

The BCB chairman expressed pleasure in advising that in excess of 60 ZNS personnel are actively involved in the project, some of whom are assigned to work directly with the host broadcaster International Sports Broadcasting (ISB) and the IAAF event presentation team "where we expect long term transfers of knowledge and skills."

 
Tough Lessons: Cayman Islands looking at Bimini for what not to do
Submitted by DP&A   

A leading dive hotelier in Grand Cayman told local TV station there, Cayman 27, Wednesday that Cayman officials and dive business operators were looking at Bimini in The Bahamas as an example of what not to do in pitting protection of fragile marine life and coral reefs against mass development.

Keith Sahm, General Manager of the world-famous Sunset House, and a lifelong diver and master instructor, said dredging in Bimini to make way for a cruise port are taking a toll on that island’s marine resources.

“Hopefully, we can learn from others’ mistakes and we won’t have that happening here in Cayman,” he said.

Click HERE to view Cayman 27 video report.

Mr. Sahm’s comments came in response to the signing of a $2.5 million contract for an environmental impact analysis related to a proposed cruise berthing in Cayman where along with marine resources, the study will examine traffic flow and other issues. The dredging required, Mr. Sahm said, would kick up enough sand and silt to suffocate corals, effectively wiping out Cayman’s main attraction and triggering a ripple effect that would impact the entire economy.

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BNT seeks creation of five new national parks on San Salvador
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BNT Seeks Creation of Five New National Parks on San Salvador - The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is working with the Living Jewels Foundation, which is a local non-governmental agency in San Salvador, to expand the national park system in San Salvador by five new parks.  Jermaine Johnson, the BNT’s education officer in San Salvador, has made a number of presentations at various schools on the island about the proposed national parks and recently took high school students on a tour of the areas. (Photo courtesy of BNT for Barefoot Marketing)SAN SALVADOR, Bahamas – The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is working with the San Salvador Living Jewels Foundation, a local conservation organisation in San Salvador, to expand the National Parks System to include five areas in San Salvador. Two of these sites are Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Key Biodiversity Areas; Grahams Harbour and Cays, and the Southern Great Lake, important for nesting migratory seabirds, and are habitats for the critically endangered San Salvador Rock Iguana.

Jermaine Johnson, the BNT’s Education Officer in San Salvador, has made a number of presentations at various schools on the island about the proposed national parks, and more recently, took students from The San Salvador Central High School on a tour, to provide more insight into the ecosystems in The Bahamas, and especially San Salvador.  Nicole Brown of the Caribbean Regional Implementation Team also participated in the tour during her visit, where all were able to learn more about the various plants and animals found within the proposed park sites.

Johnson exclaimed, “Riveting is how I would describe the tours, as the kids were so intrigued about getting to see all of the things that they were taught about weeks before in the classroom.  It’s awesome when turtles greet the students as if saying ‘yes please help to protect me!’”

In addition to presenting to students in San Salvador, the BNT has held meetings with fishermen, community leaders, Senior Government officials, local Government representatives, and business owners. The five areas in San Salvador which are proposed national parks are Southern Great Lake, Pigeon Creek & Snow Bay, Grahams Harbour, West Coast Dive Sites and Green’s Bay.

The CEPF Caribbean islands programme is supporting the BNT's efforts to strengthen the legal protection status of these important areas. To learn more about the proposed national parks for San Salvador, visit BNT’S website at http://www.bnt.bs/_m1s893/Proposed-parks/San-Salvador-protected-areas.

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