Thursday, December 5, 2013

Prime Minister Perry Christie on the passing of Nelson Mandella

PRESS STATEMENT BY
THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE BAHAMAS
THE RT. HON. PERRY G. CHRISTIE


With the passing today of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost one of its greatest heroes and an inspirational model for the ages.  Mr. Mandela was, to be sure, the Supreme Liberator of South Africa in its struggle to end Apartheid.  But of infinitely greater consequence, he was the personification of the timeless virtues of personal sacrifice and perseverance in the pursuit of freedom, racial equality, human dignity and moral truth for all the peoples of this planet.  He was also a shining exemplar of the redemptive power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

That is why the news of Mr. Mandela’s death resonates so profoundly all around the world.  Wherever we may be, whether it be in the First World or the Third World, and whatever our race or creed may be, we all feel poorer for the passing of this remarkable human being.  He was truly one of humanity’s richest blessings and one of its brightest and most enduring lights.

Here in The Bahamas we share in this universal outpouring of grief, all the more so because of the warm memories so many of us have of Mr. Mandela from his visit to The Bahamas in the early 1990’s.   But even as we grieve, we give thanks for the example and personal witness that Nelson Mandela’s life holds for all of us and for generations yet unborn.

On behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas and on my own behalf I extend heartfelt condolences to the President and people of South Africa and to the widow, children and wider family of the late Nelson Mandela.

 May he rest in peace.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

COM 107 LINK

Here's the link for COM 107 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/173571039497282/

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Monday, August 26, 2013

COM 207 LINK

This is the link for COM 207-01 FALL 2013!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/298775546928754/

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bahamas to get NCAA football bowl game.

ESPN, YAHOO SPORTS AND SI.COM  ARE REPORTING THAT THE BAHAMAS WILL GET A NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAME STARTING NEXT YEAR. 

CONFERENCE U-S-A TEAMS WILL PLAY A BOWL GAME IN BOCA RATON AND THE BAHAMAS. 

THE BAHAMAS BOWL WOULD BE THE FIRST POSTSEASON BOWL PLAYED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE INTERNATIONAL BOWL WAS HELD IN TORONTO FROM 2007 TO 2010.

THE GAME WOULD BE HELD AT THOMAS ROBINSON STADIUM, WHICH HAS A 15,000-SEAT CAPACITY. 

 THE DEAL IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

Monday, June 24, 2013

FIRE AT STRACHAN'S AUTO

Strachan's Auto on Soldier Road caught fire and has been bellowing smoke over Nassau from around 6pm.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: COA dismisses webshop application


NASSAU: The Court of Appeal has dismissed the application filed by attorneys representing web shops.  The attorneys for several web shops had filed the appeal to have the injunction the Chief Justice lifted last to be put back in place. That injunction had prevented police from shutting down the web shops.