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.  

Monday, March 18, 2013

BAHAMAS CARIFTA TEAM NAMED


  • Full 70 member team announced
  • CARIFTA Championships start Good Friday
  • Greg Cash named Head Coach; rest of staff still to be named


  • 70 MEMBER TEAM 

    U-17 GIRLS 

    JANAE AMBROSE
    SIMONE MASON
    DONEISHA ANDERSSON
    SHAQUANIA DORSETTE
    AMBER FORD
    SHANTE RUSSELL
    ANDIRA FERGUSON
    BRIA SANDS
    CELINE THOMPSON
    BRASHAE WOOD
    SERENA BROWN
    VASHTI SIMMONS
    JASMAINE SUTHERLAND
    BRIANNE BETHEL
    BLAYRE CATALYN
    DRESHANNE ROLLE

    U-17 BOYS

    KEANU PENNERMAN
    SHRANN CASH
    KINARD ROLLE
    HENRY DELAUZE
    BENJAMIN NAJAM
    DONAVON CLARKE
    IKHAIL BETHEL
    THERICO ROLLE
    KEN MULLINGS
    LIVINGSTON BRAMWELL
    TAMAR GREENE
    TRAVIS FERGUSON AND PERRY ADDERLEY
    JAVAN MARTIN
    TYLER BOWE
    SHALOM CASH

    U-20 GIRLS

    DEVYNNE CHARLTON
    CARMEISHA COX
    SHAUNAE MILLER
    KADESHA HIELD
    JENNAYA HIELD
    ALEXIS SMITH
    PEDRYA SEYMOUR
    MESHA NEWBOLD
    DANIELLE GIBSON
    ANTONIQUE BUTLER
    ANDRIEL STRACHAN
    ASHLEY OEMBLER
    ALEXANDRIA MARSHALL-PAUL
    MIQUEL ROCH
    KIENNA ALBURY
    MAKEYA WHITE
    JUANNAE LEWIS
    RACHEAL BROWN

    U-20 BOYS

    TERAY SMITH
    CLIFF RESIAS
    STEPHEN NEWBOLD
    ANDRE WELLS
    JAMES WILLIAMS
    ANDRE COLEBROOKE
    KIRK LEWIS
    XAVIER COAKLEY
    JOSHUA STUBBS
    D'MITRY CHARLTON
    LAQUAN NAIRN
    ASHTON BUTLER
    DREXEL MAYCOCK
    GERRARD BURROWS
    DENZEL PRATT
    CHARLES SEALY
    DESMOND MAJOR
    KAIWAN CULMER
    IAN KERR
    JANEKO CARTWRIGHT

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    VIDEO: Building at Police HQ engulfed by fire.

    video video video

    PHOTOS: Fire at RBPF Headquarters

    FIRE BREAKS OUT AT RBPF HEADQUARTERS.  AN UNUSED BUILDING  ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND SMOKE. 

    VIEW FROM ZNS STUDIOS OF FIRE AT RBPF HEADQUARTERS.  AN UNUSED BUILDING  ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND SMOKE. 


    FIRE BREAKS OUT AT RBPF HEADQUARTERS.  AN UNUSED BUILDING  ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND SMOKE. 


    FIRE BREAKS OUT AT RBPF HEADQUARTERS.  AN UNUSED BUILDING  ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND SMOKE.  THE SMOKE CAN BE SEEN FOR MILES. 

    FIRE BREAKS OUT AT RBPF HEADQUARTERS.  AN UNUSED BUILDING  ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND SMOKE.  THE SMOKE CAN BE SEEN FOR MILES. 

    Friday, March 1, 2013

    Tell me your thoughts

    Sweet Brown seems determined to FIND TIME FOR EVERYTHING with her catchphrase "Aint no body got time for dat"!  But what are your thoughts on her on commercials?!?! Subscribe and Comment!!




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    THE ORIGINAL NEWS REPORT and AUTOTUNE.

    Saturday, February 9, 2013

    REPOST: Test your Bahamian IQ

    FROM JULY 5, 2012 

    I know you have been hearing about it. Here's the ZNS news story from last night on National Pride IQ. Check further down for the REAL ANSWERS.




    NATIONAL SYMBOLS!!!!
    From The Bahamas Libraries Webpage

    The Lignum Vitae - The National Tree of The Bahamas 

    The Lignum vitae, meaning tree of life, is from the genus Guaicum (caltrop family or Zygophyllaceae) and is the National Tree of The Bahamas.
    The Lignum Vitae - The National Tree of The Bahamas

     The extremely hard and heavy self-lubricating wood is especially adapted for bearings or bushings of propeller shafts on steamships, and also serves for bearings in steel mills, for bowling balls, and pulleys.

    For many years, dating back to World War II, shipments of the wood were made from The Bahamas to the United Kingdom and the United States by the old New Providence firm of Duncombe and Butler.

    Apart from its industrial uses, the bark of the tree is used for medicinal purposes, and many Bahamians throughout the islands steep the bark and drink it as a tonic for creating energy as an aphrodisiac.




    The Blue Marlin - National Fish of The Bahamas 

    The blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) is the majestic fish that is found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with reports of the largest sizes found in the latter.

    The Blue Marlin (The National Fish of The Bahamas) on the reverse of the
    100 dollar bill.  This is why the 100 dollar bill is called A BLUE MARLIN.
    However, many persons first encounter the fish in Ernest Hemingway's book "Old Man and the Sea." Mr. Hemingway was a frequent visitor to The Bahamas, especially the island of Bimini, where the blue marlin is highly prized among the strong game-fishing community.

     The blue marlin, a relative of the sailfish and swordfish, is easily recognizable for the long "sword" or spike of its upper jaw, its high and pointed dorsal fin, and pointed anal fin. It is said that the fish uses its "sword" to club other fish on which it feeds.

     The marlin's back is cobalt blue and its flanks and underbelly are silvery white. There may be light-blue or lavender vertical stripes on the sides as well. A powerful and aggressive fighter, the blue marlin can run hard and long, sound or dive deep, and leap high into the air in a display of strength.



    The Flamingo - National Bird of The Bahamas

    The scarlet, long-legged flamingoes are found in three major nesting groups in the West Indian region, Great Inagua being one of them (the others are in Yucatan, Mexico, and Bonaire Island in the Netherlands Antilles.)
    The Flamingo (The National Bird of The Bahamas) on
    display at the Adastra Gardens

    The more than 50,000 birds inhabiting 287 square miles of Inagua wilderness are protected by wardens employed by the Society for the Protection of the Flamingo in The Bahamas through the Bahamas National Trust, a statutory body set up in 1959.

     The Roseate or West Indian flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber) were formerly also bred in Abaco, Andros, Rum Cay, the Exuma Cays, Long Island, Ragged Island, Acklins, Mayaguana, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

    However, several factors, including action by man, led to a reduction in their number. Charles B. Cory, a curator of birds in the Boston Society of Natural History, wrote at the end of the 19th century that great numbers of young birds were killed before they were able to fly, and many were carried away alive to be sold to passing vessels, on which they died from want of care. Nowadays, thanks largely to action by the government and the National Trust, the flamingo is making a comeback.



    The Yellow Elder - The National Flower of the Bahamas

    This flower blooms between October and December on a tree that may grow as high as twenty (20) feet.

    The Yellow Elder - The National Flower of The Bahamas
    The evergreen stands out because of its clusters of brilliant yellow, bell-shaped blossoms.

    They are about an inch across and two inches long, with red stripes lightly etched in the corolla. The little bells are held in a five (5) - point calyx, and there are nine (9) to thirteen (13) leaflets composing the odd pinnate leaf. Just before the blooms flare open, bag-like buds pop noisily if squeezed.

    WHY THE YELLOW ELDER?

    Selection of the yellow elder over many other flowers was made through the combined popular vote of members of all four of New Providence's garden clubs of the 1970s - the Nassau Garden Club, the Carver Garden Club, the International Garden Club, and the YWCA Garden Club.

    They reasoned that other flowers grown here - such as the bougainvillea, hibiscus, and poinciana - had already been chosen as the national flowers of other countries. The yellow elder, on the other hand, was unclaimed (although it is now also the national flower of the United States Virgin Islands).





    CAREER PLANNING: A day at Mangrove Cay High School

    CAREER DAY AT MANGROVE CAY HIGH SCHOOL GIVES STUDENTS OPTIONS

    MANY PROFESSIONALS TAKE PART INCLUDING: JOURNALISTS, POLICE, DEFENSE FORCE OFFICERS, ENTREPRENEURS

    MANGROVE CAY, Andros: Professionals spent the day with Mangrove Cay High School students exposing the students to the many careers available from engineer to journalist to masseuse. And even though the students were excited by the show put on my the Royal Bahamas Police Force K-9 Unit, many students solidified their plans for after high school.


    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013

    BREAKING NEWS: Cabinet tells webshops to SHUT DOWN.

    The Prime Minister and the Cabinet Office tells webshop operators to shut down immediately.

    Following is a copy of the Press Release:


    PRESS STATEMENT BY THE
    RIGHT HONOURABLE PERRY G. CHRISTIE, M.P.,
     PRIME MINISTER
    ON REFERENDUM AND CONSEQUENTIAL
    CLOSURE OF WEB-SHOPS
      
    PRIME MINISTER RT. HON. PERRY CHRISTIE 
    In keeping with my Government’s commitment to abide by the will of the electorate as expressed on Monday’s referendum, it has now become necessary to effect the closure of all web-shop gaming operations in The Bahamas.
            Accordingly, all offending web-shop owners and operators are placed on notice that all their gaming operations, including all online gaming and the numbers games, must cease with immediate effect.  Failure to do so will leave all such web shop owners, operators and web shop gaming patrons exposed to arrest and criminal prosecution without further notice or warning.
            While web shop owners and operators must cease and desist from gaming operations immediately, they are not required to close the door on their employees and those persons with whom they have lawful commercial relationships.  This includes relationships with landlords throughout the country, as well as relationships with utility and service companies, supplies of goods, and other third-party creditors.
            The Government expects that all web shop owners and operators will cooperate in giving effect to what I have just outlined so as to thereby eliminate the need for the relevant law enforcement authorities to take coercive action to compel the necessary result.

    Monday, January 28, 2013

    REMINDER: Referendum Day January 28, 2013


    DID YOU KNOW?????

    Did you know you liquor can not be sold on election day when the polls are open?

    "All licences issued under the provisions of the
    Liquor Licences Act shall be suspended during the hours of
    the day on which a poll is being held for a general election
    and any person selling or exposing or offering for sale any
    intoxicating liquor during such hours shall be deemed to be
    so doing while not holding a licence under the provisions
    of the Liquor Licences Act. "
     REFERENDUM DAY IS MONDAY JANUARY 28, 2012

    HERE ARE THE POLLING DIVISIONS FOR NEW PROVIDENCE: 

    GET THERE EARLY THOUGH .... JUST IN CASE!!!
    NEW PROVIDENCE



    Bain & Grants Town
    1College of the Bahamas
    2College of the Bahamas
    3C. R. Walker Secondary School, Blue Hill Road
    4College of the Bahamas
    5College of the Bahamas
    6C. R. Walker Secondary School, Blue Hill Road
    7C. R. Walker Secondary School, Blue Hill Road
    8C. R. Walker Secondary School, Blue Hill Road
    9C. R. Walker Secondary School, Blue Hill Road
    10College of the Bahamas
    11College of the Bahamas
    12C. R. Walker Secondary School, Blue Hill Road
    13College of the Bahamas
    14C. R. Walker Secondary School, Blue Hill Road


    Bamboo Town
    1Prince Williams High School, Cowpen Road
    2Carleton Francis Primary School, Seven Hills
    3Carleton Francis Primary School, Seven Hills
    4Prince Williams High School, Cowpen Road
    5Prince Williams High School, Cowpen Road
    6Prince Williams High School, Cowpen Road
    7Prince Williams High School, Cowpen Road
    8Prince Williams High School, Cowpen Road
    9Carleton Francis Primary School, Seven Hills
    10Prince Williams High School, Cowpen Road
    11Carleton Francis Primary School, Seven Hills
    12Carleton Francis Primary School, Seven Hills
    13Carleton Francis Primary School, Seven Hills
    14Carleton Francis Primary School, Seven Hills




    Carmichael


    1-14Gerald Cash Primary School, Flamingo Gardens


    Centreville
    1Columbus Primary School, Collins Ave. & Wulff Road
    2Columbus Primary School, Collins Ave. & Wulff Road
    3Columbus Primary School, Collins Ave. & Wulff Road
    4Columbus Primary School, Collins Ave. & Wulff Road
    5Centreville Primary, Collins Ave.
    6Columbus Primary School, Collins Ave. & Wulff Road
    7Columbus Primary School, Collins Ave. & Wulff Road
    8Centreville Primary, Collins Ave.
    9Centreville Primary, Collins Ave.
    10Centreville Primary, Collins Ave.
    11Columbus Primary School, Collins Ave. & Wulff Road
    12Centreville Primary, Collins Ave.
    13Centreville Primary, Collins Ave.
    14Centreville Primary, Collins Ave.




    Elizabeth


    1-12Thelma Gibson Primary, Elizabeth Estates


    Englerston
    1Ridgeland Primary School, Ridgeland Park West
    2R. M. Bailey Senior High, Robinson Road
    3R. M. Bailey Senior High, Robinson Road
    4Ridgeland Primary School, Ridgeland Park West
    5Ridgeland Primary School, Ridgeland Park West
    6R. M. Bailey Senior High, Robinson Road
    7R. M. Bailey Senior High, Robinson Road
    8Ridgeland Primary School, Ridgeland Park West
    9Ridgeland Primary School, Ridgeland Park West
    10R. M. Bailey Senior High, Robinson Road
    11R. M. Bailey Senior High, Robinson Road
    12R. M. Bailey Senior High, Robinson Road
    13R. M. Bailey Senior High, Robinson Road
    14Ridgeland Primary School, Ridgeland Park West






    Fort Charlotte
    1CC Sweeting High School, College Ave.
    2St. Francis Joseph Primary School, Boyd Road
    3St. Francis Joseph Primary School, Boyd Road
    4St. Francis Joseph Primary School, Boyd Road
    5CC Sweeting High School, College Ave.
    6CC Sweeting High School, College Ave.
    7CC Sweeting High School, College Ave.
    8St. Francis Joseph Primary School, Boyd Road
    9CC Sweeting High School, College Ave.
    10St. Francis Joseph Primary School, Boyd Road
    11St. Francis Joseph Primary School, Boyd Road
    12CC Sweeting High School, College Ave.
    13CC Sweeting High School, College Ave.




    Fox Hill
    1Sandilands Primary, Bernard Road
    2St. Augustine's College, Bernard Road
    3St. Augustine's College, Bernard Road
    4St. Augustine's College, Bernard Road
    5Sandilands Primary, Bernard Road
    6Sandilands Primary, Bernard Road
    7Sandilands Primary, Bernard Road
    8Sandilands Primary, Bernard Road
    9St. Augustine's College, Bernard Road
    10St. Augustine's College, Bernard Road
    11St. Augustine's College, Bernard Road




    Garden Hills
    1S. C. McPherson, Blue Hill
    2A. F. Adderley, Blue Hill
    3S. C. McPherson, Blue Hill
    4S. C. McPherson, Blue Hill
    5S. C. McPherson, Blue Hill
    6S. C. McPherson, Blue Hill
    7A. F. Adderley, Blue Hill
    8A. F. Adderley, Blue Hill
    9A. F. Adderley, Blue Hill
    10S. C. McPherson, Blue Hill
    11 S. C. McPherson, Blue Hill
    12A. F. Adderley, Blue Hill
    13A. F. Adderley, Blue Hill


    Golden Gates
    1-14Carmichael Primary, Carmichael Road


    Golden Isles
    1-13Anatole Rodgers High School, Faith Gardens South


    Killarney
    1St. Paul's Catholic Church, Lyford
    2H. O. Nash Secondary School, Dolphin Drive
    3H. O. Nash Secondary School, Dolphin Drive
    4St. Paul's Catholic Church, Lyford
    5H. O. Nash Secondary School, Dolphin Drive
    6H. O. Nash Secondary School, Dolphin Drive
    7H. O. Nash Secondary School, Dolphin Drive
    8H. O. Nash Secondary School, Dolphin Drive
    9H. O. Nash Secondary School, Dolphin Drive
    10St. Paul's Catholic Church, Lyford
    11H. O. Nash Secondary School, Dolphin Drive
    12Gambier Primary, Gambier Village
    13H. O. Nash Secondary School, Dolphin Drive




    Marathon
    1Claridge Primary School, Claridge Road
    2Claridge Primary School, Claridge Road
    3Claridge Primary School, Claridge Road
    4Claridge Primary School, Claridge Road
    5C. I. Gibson High School, Marathon Road
    6C. I. Gibson High School, Marathon Road
    7C. I. Gibson High School, Marathon Road
    8Claridge Primary School, Claridge Road
    9C. I. Gibson High School, Marathon Road
    10C. I. Gibson High School, Marathon Road
    11C. I. Gibson High School, Marathon Road
    12C. I. Gibson High School, Marathon Road
    13C. I. Gibson High School, Marathon Road




    Montagu
    1Palmdale Primary School, Bradley Street
    2Queen's College
    3Queen's College
    4Queen's College
    5Palmdale Primary School, Bradley Street
    6Palmdale Primary School, Bradley Street
    7Palmdale Primary School, Bradley Street
    8Palmdale Primary School, Bradley Street
    9Queen's College
    10Palmdale Primary School, Bradley Street
    11Queen's College
    12St. Matthew's Church Hall, Church Street
    13Queen's College
    14Queen's College


    Mount Moriah
    1St. John's College, Bishop Eldon Drive
    2St. John's College, Bishop Eldon Drive
    3St. John's College, Bishop Eldon Drive
    4St. John's College, Bishop Eldon Drive
    5Government High School
    6Government High School
    7St. John's College, Bishop Eldon Drive
    8Government High School
    9Government High School
    10Government High School
    11St. John's College, Bishop Eldon Drive
    12Government High School
    13Government High School
    14Government High School




    Nassau Village
    1Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    2Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    3BTVI, Old Trail Road
    4Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    5Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    6Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    7BTVI, Old Trail Road
    8BTVI, Old Trail Road
    9BTVI, Old Trail Road
    10Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    11BTVI, Old Trail Road
    12Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    13BTVI, Old Trail Road
    14Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway




    Pinewood
    1CV Bethel High School, East Street South
    2CV Bethel High School, East Street South
    3Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    4Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    5Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    6CV Bethel High School, East Street South
    7Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    8CV Bethel High School, East Street South
    9CV Bethel High School, East Street South
    10Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    11Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    12Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway
    13Cleveland Eneas Primary, Charles Saunders Highway




    St. Anne's
    1-13St. Anne's School, Fox Hill Road


    SeaBreeze
    1-12Sadie Curtis Primary School, Nassau Village


    South Beach
    1Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road
    2Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road
    3Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road
    4CV Bethel High School, East Street South
    5CV Bethel High School, East Street South
    6CV Bethel High School, East Street South
    7Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road
    8CV Bethel High School, East Street South
    9Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road
    10Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road
    11Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road
    12Bahamas Academy, Marshall Road




    Southern Shores
    1-12Garvin Tynes Primary School, Alexandria Blvd.


    Tall Pines
    1-14 Aquinas College, Gladstone Road


    Yamacraw
    1-13St. Andrew's School, Yamacraw Road