242NewsBahamas Newsletter Edition: January 24th, 2019
Fear of Competition, or does WTO bring Business and Tax benefits
the past few weeks, we've been discussing the ramifications of the
country's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and we've
detailed some of the arguments against the move, and while some of the
positions carry weight they seem to be built on fear. Fear of the
unknown, fear of competition, fear of globalization, fear that Bahamians
will somehow disadvantaged. Are these fears are valid? Or are they
keeping local businesses from embracing the potentially good aspects of
PM says Government Relentless in its Crime-Fighting Efforts
Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis said his Government will be relentless
in its efforts in reducing crime for a safer and secure Bahamas.
He was addressing
the contract signing ceremony between the Ministry of National Security
and ShotSpotter Technology, a US -based company known for its technology
in detecting gunshots being fired, almost immediately, in criminal
JOHN WATLING’S DISTILLERY BEGINS EXPORT TO THE UNITED STATES
Distillery, a Bahamian company, located at the 1789 Buena Vista Estate
in Historic Downtown Nassau and named for a 17th Century buccaneer,
announced today that on the 2nd of January 2019 it began exporting its
namesake rum to the United States of America and are now available for
purchase at www.johnwatlings.com.
Opposition Leader held meetings with the Rum Cay community.
Philip Brave Davis, was in Rum Cay on Tuesday the 22nd January to meet
and greet residents there. As a part of his nation wide listening tour,
Mr. Davis hosted a public meeting to listen to the concerns of residents
there and offer his action plan.
Davis, the MP for
Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador, also took the opportunity to tour,
inspect and witness the progress being made on work on a new docking
facility, a project he approved when he served as Works Minister.
Ministers tour Grand Bahama capital works nearing completion
As some of the
capital projects in Grand Bahama near completion, and some are still in
the stages of development, frequent inspections by Government Ministers
and Parliamentary Secretaries continue to be carried out.
The latest visit took place Friday, January 18, 2019.
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Iram Lewis, a team of
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest; Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime
Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson and Parliamentary Secretary in the
Office of the Prime Minister, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe visited three of
the major on-going projects on the island.
A great sign for
the future of Bahamian tennis is the large jump in young players from 20
to 35 participants at the Winterbotham IC Junior Series for the young
10’s and 12’s tennis players this last weekend. This is from the
inaugural event last year to the same event this year.
In this first of
the 2019 Series 35 most juniors played three matches in a Round Robin
format on Saturday at The National Tennis Centre. Then with play offs
for everyone on Sunday giving 4 or 5 matches in total. This was the
first of a series of four events which will be followed by events at The
Leyton Hewitt Academy at Albany in March, The Racket Centre at Baha Mar
in May and The YMCA Courts in Freeport in The Fall.
BLUE LAGOON ISLAND ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO HELP PUT A STOP TO ‘TRASHING OUR TREASURE’ WITH ANNUAL POSTER CONTEST
piece of trash that makes its way into the ocean threatens the life of
the animals that call it home and in a country with more than 3,400 km
of coastline, that trash known as marine debris, also threatens the
awareness of the importance of properly disposing of all garbage and
encourage Bahamians to reduce, reuse and recycle, the Dolphin Encounters
Project BEACH 19th Annual Marine Education Poster contest challenges
kindergarten through grade 12 students to creatively depict the topic
“Marine Debris – Trashing our Treasure.”
to the first in the newest series here at #BFFBeauty called
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