Friday, February 15, 2019

242NewsBahamas Newsletter Edition: February 14th, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day Readers,

This 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?

Last 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!

Are you SERIOUS?

This 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 on?


A new Central Bank will add to redevelopment of Nassau, says PM
A 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 bank.

“The 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.

Minister 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.

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Minister Campbell wraps up weekend tour of southern-most islands
Minister 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.

The 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 afternoon.
Response to the NHIA presentation from the PLP leadership team.
Firstly, 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.

We 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
 Minister 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.

Since 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.

NFL+ Bud Light + Bahamian Brewery 
= ‘Super’ Event for Game-Day Revelers
Best 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

ParrisWhittaker, 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.
ParrisWhittaker, 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

With 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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Hey BFF's

So you've probably realized by now that we're all about making women look and feel their absolute best. For many of us, its not always an easy task. With all the responsibilities that women take on daily: Marriage, Motherhood, Careers, Friendship and everything else in between taking care of self can often get lost in the shuffle. But that's why you have your BFF! With each client, we work to offer and experience that is fun, and relaxing and of course, at the end of it all, beautiful. 

In the past few weeks, #BffBeauty has been BUSY. not just with our regular and loyal #bffbeauties but also with a brand new partnership that has help us spread our creative wings and given us the opportunity to collaborate with so many amazing local creatives.

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New Providence
February 20th - 21st, 2019
  • NAGB Teachers’ Seminar in Art and History 9:30am - 2:30pm at National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
February 22nd, 2019
  • NAGB presents: Friday Night Live! 6:00pm - 10:00pm at The NAGB
Grand Bahama
February 16th, 2019
  • Friends of The Grand Bahama Children's Home Present: Totally Awesome 80's Prom 8:00pm at The Grand Bahama Sailing Club
February 21st, 2019
  • Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Business Outlook
Family Islands
February 12th - 17th, 2019
  • 7th Annual Songwriters in Paradise, Hope Town Abaco
February 15th, 2019
  • Beach Clean Up 11:00am at Abaco Inn
February 16th, 2019
  • Charity Basketball 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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