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242NewsBahamas Newsletter Edition: March14th, 2019

242NewsBahamas Newsletter Edition: March14th, 2019

It’s time to Run …like a REAL Business!

Dear Reader, 

I had a great “discussion” with a friend the other day about running a business. We were talking about Government owned compared to Publicly owned companies, and how they run. The friend felt that the Government should own our major ports, public utilities, etc.…. I was in disagreement.

It’s not that I don’t believe government can’t run business, but its pretty common knowledge that most governments, no matter how much they try, bend to some political influence. Hence, why in this day and age I have no issue with privatizing businesses – as that’s what they are – businesses.


PM Brings Words of Encouragement at the 95th Biennial Convention of the Church of God of Prophecy Bahamas
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis delivered words of encouragement on the opening night of the 95th Biennial Convention of the Church of God of Prophecy Bahamas at East Street Tabernacle, Monday, March 11.

The convention is being held under the theme: “Rise Up and Take Your Journey”, a quote taken from the book of Deuteronomy. The Prime Minister told the congregation that focusing on the youths in the church was of paramount importance.
Small Business Development Program Launched in Eight Mile Rock
The Government launched its Grand Bahama’s Small Business Development program in West Grand Bahama at the Eight Mile Rock High School auditorium, Friday, March 8, 2019.

After successfully launching the program in East Grand Bahama last month, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said he wanted to give residents in Eight Mile Rock and West Grand Bahama the same opportunities to become successful entrepreneurs. He noted that the residents of Eight Mile Rock are no strangers to start-up businesses.

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Consumer Protection Commission Announces Plans to Observe Consumer Rights Week
World Consumer Rights Week is being celebrated in The Bahamas from Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, 2019 to the theme “Trusted Smart Products”.

The Ministry of Labour and the Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) held a press conference to announce plans to recognize the week on Monday.

Ricardo Deveaux, Executive Director, CPC, said World Consumer Rights Day 2019 will highlight what consumers want and need from a “connected” world and how important it is to put them at the heart of the development of digital products and services.

“From smart phones and meters to wearable fitness trackers, voice-activated assistants, smart TV’s and smart security systems, apps usage and privacy, many of the products we use are increasingly becoming connected by default,” said Mr. Deveaux.
Govt must move swiftly to defend children against abuse
The agonising suffering experienced by victims of child abuse and their loved ones cannot continue to be tolerated in this society. Rights Bahamas calls upon the government to move as swiftly as possible to enforce Marco’s Law, deploy Marco’s Alert and create a Sex Offenders Registry.
In prioritising this issue, the government must of course take every precaution to ensure that the rights of accused persons are protected; they remain innocent until proven guilty and we must not give in to a witch hunt mentality. 

Beacon School Run to Win Dogs Day School Challenge 2019
The Beacon School is the reigning champion of the Dog Days Half Marathon School Challenge. The students won the challenge last year, with sponsorship support from Freeport Ship Services and MSC Freeport (Bahamas). The school entered 20 students last year and also won a cash prize of $500 for earning the most points during the marathon, each mile accrued by the athletes earned the school one point. 

There are presently 108 students enrolled at the Beacon School, which is Grand Bahama’s special needs education centre. This year the school’s Special Olympic Athletes will represent the school in the Dog Days Half Marathon. The school is also excited to note that four of their athletes are members of the team travelling to Abu Dhabi to represent The Bahamas in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games this month. 

34th Annual HSGB Dog Show an Enjoyable Day
The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) held their 34th annual Dog Show on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. Beautiful weather and a host of gorgeous dogs combined to make a successful and enjoyable day.

A variety of dog breeds from large to small were represented as well as a number of cross breeds, and of course many wonderful Royal Bahamian Potcakes. The competition was tough as there were so many lovely dogs, but at the end of the day Shrek, a handsome and gentle Dogue de Bordeaux, won the Best in Show title. Shrek and his owner Derek Miller went home with the coveted President's Trophy, along with a large bag of Purina Dog Chow from our sponsor, and a basket full of goodies for both dog and owner.

Chiara Petrucci Joins Engel & Völkers Team in The Bahamas

A recent addition to the dynamic Engel & Völkers Bahamas team Chiara Petrucci is an experienced full-time Real Estate Advisor and Appraiser in the Bahamas.

Born and raised on Grand Bahama Island to an Italian father and American mother Chiara is well versed in an international lifestyle. Chiara’s education began in the Bahamas then prep school and university in the USA where she studied psychology with a minor in Spanish.


 Situated in the heart of downtown Nassau, Pirate Republic Brewing Company played host to one of the island’s hottest bands, Willis & the Illest. On March 1st, the leading Bahamian band premiered their new, upcoming album with a live, acoustic performance in Pirate Republic’s historic alley located on Woodes Rogers Walk.

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