242NewsBahamas Newsletter Edition: February 14th, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day Readers,
week’s editorial is a strong one! We thought it quite appropriate on
Valentine’s Day to remind all Bahamians, no matter what island they live
on, that we are in this all together: WE IS ONE!
Are you Serious?
week we were very excited to tell you about one definite cruise port
and one proposed second port project for Grand Bahama. We were at the
Carnival ‘Road to 2021’ launch, and the excitement in the air was so
fantastic, especially as everyone knows it’s been a few hard and tragic
years for the ‘second city’. So imagine our horror, when the headlines
two days after this double bang for GB, was about Nassau having major
concerns that Freeport was going to steal all their cruise business!
is how you treat your sister island? We finally get good news and you
are only concerned about how you will do? You, with your Atlantis? You,
with Baha Mar? The Pointe? Albany? Island House? Palm Cay? Need we go
A new Central Bank will add to redevelopment of Nassau, says PM
new Central Bank of the Bahamas building is part of the revitalization
of downtown Nassau, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis told
the House of Assembly. He was contributing to the debate on the
Resolution to Convey Property and Land from the Government of The
Bahamas to the Central Bank of The Bahamas for the building of a new
redeveloped Prince George Wharf, the new Supreme Court Complex, and
supporting offices, and the beautiful new Central Bank will boost the
revitalization, renewal and restoration of downtown,” the Prime Minister
said during the morning House session on February 13, 2019.
Be A Hero Youth Clean-up Campaign Goes National, Caped Crusaders Hit Grand Bahama School
Three months after the first #BeAHero presentation
took to an auditorium in Nassau with a message to hundreds of
youngsters that no one is too young to take pride in a clean room,
school or street, the popular caped crusader campaign went national this
week – its first visit outside the capital fittingly in the nation’s
second city, Freeport.
of Environment and Housing Romauld ‘Romi’ Ferreira drummed up support
for the cleaner, greener, safer communities’ initiative by challenging
students at Bishop Michael Eldon Primary School in Grand Bahama.
Minister Campbell wraps up weekend tour of southern-most islands
of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell
concluded a three-day visit to the islands of Mayaguana and Inagua over
the weekend with a stop at the Inagua All-Age School.
Minister joined school officials and students for a Special Assembly
recognizing Third Grade teacher Mrs. Tara Burrows as Teacher of the Year
for the MICAL District, before returning to New Providence in the
Response to the NHIA presentation from the PLP leadership team.
we in the Progressive Liberal Party would like to thank both the
Chairman Dr. Robin Roberts and the Managing Director, Graham Whitmarsh
and his team for an informative presentation on the National Health
Insurance Authority (NHIA) and their plans for National Health Insurance
(NHI) going forward.
in the Progressive Liberal Party understand the importance of universal
health and the role national health insurance must play in order to
deliver on this important mandate. NHI is our baby and we want it to
succeed. Quality healthcare must be accessible to all Bahamians and we
believe NHI is the way to accomplish this.
Bahamian Performers to Participate in 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival
of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, announced at a
recent press conference at the Ministry that a Bahamian Delegation of
top Junkanoo Performers, Musicians and Artists/Entertainers will
participate in the much-anticipated 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz
Festival, during the second weekend of the Festival, May 2-5, 2019.
1983 Bahamian introduction to the festival, artists and entertainers
have enjoyed a very 'special relationship' with the City of New Orleans,
its music, culture and heritage.
known for hosting New Providence’s best strikers and bowlers, the
Cricket Club oval located in the heart of Nassau was given a major
facelift, transforming into football gridiron just in time for Super
Bowl 53. On Sunday, February 3rd, scores of football fans turned out for
the island’s biggest and best Super Bowl party courtesy of Bud Light
and its local distributor, the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company.
ParrisWhittaker recognized as Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in the Bahamas 2019
a boutique law firm based in Freeport, Grand Bahama, received yet
another in a growing line of awards when it landed an award from Global
Law Experts recognizing them as the Commercial Litigation Law Firm of
the Year in the Bahamas – 2019.
has made waves in both the local and international scenes, garnering
repeated multiple awards over the past few years. Despite its
international outlook and multi-national network, ParrisWhittaker
remains firmly dedicated the Bahamas as its foremost priority.
Sands sends a Lucky Couple on an Alaskan Cruise
fans spanning the globe, The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company
(BBB) has redefined the beer business in The Bahamas, by providing
quality products and beers – like their signature Sands, Sands Light,
and Sands Pink Radler. Known for rewarding their fans for their loyalty
through various social media promotions, contests, and celebrations at
their brewery, Sands has now included an Alaskan Cruise giveaway!
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