Friday, January 18, 2019

242newbahamas - January 18th 2019 Newsletter & Weekly News Highlights

242NewsBahamas Newsletter Edition: January 18th, 2019

The argument against WTO

Last week we began our series on the WTO and plans for the country's accession to the international organization and covered the basics of who, what, why, when, and wheres. In today's editorial, I'd like us to take a look at the arguments against the Bahamas' accession. Last week, we briefly mentioned the group Bahamians Against the WTO who have, in recent months been very vocal about the need for the government to abandon its intention to join the trade group. 
From radio appearances, to town hall meetings, and even a march on Rawson Square, the group is not letting up on their stance. The question is: are they right? Is there cause for concern?


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PM Met with Director General of the Directorate Generale for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis led a delegation to the European Commission on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.
His delegation, which included Attorney General Sen. the Hon. Carl Bethel, met with Stephen Quest, Director General of the Directorate Generale for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission, and senior members of his team.
The Directorate Generale is responsible for the implementation of taxation policy in the European Union. 
Plans for 2019 Junior Junkanoo Parade Announced
The Junior Junkanoo Parade for 2019 promises to be the most exciting ever.
Eighteen schools from New Providence, along with Tarpum Bay Primary and the South Andros District representing the Family Islands, have enrolled in the parade to be held on Bay Street, Thursday, January 31st, 2019 beginning at 6 pm.

Acting Permanent Secretary, Rhoda Jackson, announced plans for the national cultural event at a press briefing, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the conference room of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC). The theme for the 2019 parade is “Education is Key”.

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Statement From:
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell
I am humbled at the opportunity to speak to mothers, fathers, women and girls, victims of rape, abuse and violence, and anyone else who may have been offended by a video recording of me that is in circulation.

I apologize for what seemed to be insensitive as I responded to media personnel. I was merely trying to avoid what appeared to be encroaching on another Minister’s portfolio.

UBFIT Grand Bahama Encourages Healthy Movement
Hundreds of participants are expected to participate in the 2nd UBFIT Fun Run Walk Bike Skate 5K/10K in Grand Bahama scheduled for Saturday, 2nd February 2019. Members of the planning committee shared the details at a press conference held on Tuesday, 8th January.

UB-North Vice President Dr. Ian Strachan, UBFIT GB Committee Chair Ms. Keturah Babb along with UBFIT committee members as well as Gold Sponsor Generali Worldwide Account Executive Antonise Seymour and Keep It Clean & Cardio Blast Fitness Manager Tarentee Laing encouraged Grand Bahamians to participate and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Entrepreneurs’ Lives Changed through the
Nassau Night Market-

Response exceeds expectations as patrons taste, feel and see The Bahamas under the moonlight
It has been four weeks since the Nassau Night Market launched on December 15th and the street festival that brings together vendors, artisans, artists, and entertainers from across the island to downtown Nassau every Saturday night is impacting lives while as it works to rejuvenate the Downtown nightlife. 

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The Countdown: Spring Trends 2019
Hey BFF's

Show of hands, who's already counting down the weeks until Spring? I know I am! It's literally one of my favorite times of the year. Flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping; it doesn't get any better. Spring is also my favorite time of year for makeup and beauty trends as well.
If you're the kind of makeup wearer that enjoys bright pops of color or a fresh face then you're going to love this year's Spring makeup trends. This season's trends include a ton of fresh faced-ness, some classics all twisted up, and even some fall and winter trends slightly revamped. I've been trolling the Internet all day trying to create my top ten list of this season's most wearably wonderful trends so here goes.

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New Providence

  • Men's Rugby: Buccaneers v Baillou at 3:30m
  • Women's Rugby: Women’s 7s at 3:00pm
January 22
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre Auditorium
February 2
  • Men's Rugby: Golden Oldies Touch Rugby 2:00pm at Winton Rugby Centre
February 9
  • The Bahamas National Trust Pig Roast & Bonfire at Maillis Farm
  • July 1 - July 5
  • Caribbean Correctional Training Conference
Grand Bahama
January 19
  • HSGB President's Cocktail Party 7:00pm at The Garden of The Groves
January 20
  • Freeport Player's guild Presents: TAPA Awards at The Regency Theatre, 7:00pm
February 16
  • Friends of The Grand Bahama Children's Home Present: Totally Awesome 80's Prom 8:00pm at The Grand Bahama Sailing Club
Family Islands
February 7 - February 10
  • Sea Spray Abaco Challenge
March 9
  • Ride & March For Hope
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