You've Got To Know When To Fold Them & Other News - August 1st, 2019 Newsletter
YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW WHEN TO FOLD THEM
week in Bahamian history gave us the 2019 race for leadership within
one of the country's oldest political organizations: The Progressive
Liberal Party. If you're a follower of local politics then you may have
realized that our system is often a revolving door of the same faces.
Many of our political leaders have made full-time careers of it -
representing certain communities for decades. One such individual is
former Tall Pines MP, Leslie Miller. The 'potcake', as he's
affectionately called, has been at the forefront of our political
landscape for all of my adult life; serving on multiple boards and held
different chairmanships. What he's most known for however, is his sharp
tongue and quick temper, both of which have made for some pretty
interesting news soundbites over the years.
has come to the attention of Rights Bahamas that our chairperson for
migrant rights, Mona Agenor, a Bahamian citizen and Human Rights
Defender working with Human Rights Bahamas, was last night the victim of
a vicious, brutal and illegal attack perpetrated by officers of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force Central Detective unit and The Department of
Immigration. In the dead of night, officers forced their way into her
home and began beating Mona and her children - all Bahamian citizens and
detaining then without lawful cause.
PM Launches Second Phase of BCB’s HD TV Platform at the Northern Service
the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis affirmed that Bahamian journalism should
maintain the best practices of the profession and fulfill its
indispensable function in a democratic society as he addressed the
launch the second phase of the Broadcasting Corporation’s Hi Definition
(HD) Television platform at the Northern Service, today.
achievement of full HD digital, Prime Minister Minnis said it is
essential that the journalists at ZNS continue to improve their skill
sets and knowledge base in Bahamian civics, history, and international
current affairs, and provide accurate and timely news and information.
GB Tech Hub Committee Meets to Create Strong Framework
Minister of State
for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon.
J. Kwasi Thompson declared the technological future is ‘now,’ as he
addressed the recent Tech Hub Committee Meeting at British Colonial
The committee was established to advise the government on creation of Grand Bahama as a Tech Hub.
meeting, the Minister informed the committee of current and future
initiatives being taken to ensure Grand Bahama is established as the
Tech Hub of the region.
Generations of Girl Guides, Patrons turn out for soft launch in $800,000 Fundraiser to Complete Headquarters
Long before the US
Women’s Soccer team won its fourth World Cup title amidst cheers of
fans round the world, there were young girls across the globe headed for
success, many of them thanks to an international organization most
often known as the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
In The Bahamas
where that organization is known as the “Bahamas Girl Guides
Association,” its supporters say it is helping thousands of young
females to grow up stronger with greater self-awareness, confidence and a
sense of responsibility to community.
Work of BNT’s Discovery Club Praised at their Leaders Symposium
Minister of the
Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira congratulated the
Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and said that the future and the future of
Bahamian children will depend on the society's ability to adapt and
change, to change the mindset of people.
National Trust has a long history of pioneering the innovative
educational programmes for young people,” Minister Ferreira said during
the BNT Discovery Club Leaders Symposium, held at SuperClubs Breezes,
Cable Beach, July 29, 2019.
BLUE LAGOON ISLAND STATE OF THE ART WEATHER STATION – REAL-TIME DATA ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC
Blue Lagoon Island
became the first Caribbean destination to invest in a WeatherSTEM
weather station providing island-specific, real-time weather information
area for the island’s management and guests.
Keeping close tabs
on weather that will impact the private island tourist attraction
situated a few miles northeast of New Providence is critical for keeping
guests, staff and animals safe.
“Weather plays a
major role in our day to day and even hour to hour operations,”
explained Blue Lagoon Island President Robert Meister, adding “Our new
WeatherSTEM system means we have access to not only the weather
forecasts and alerts issued for Nassau and the northwestern Bahamas, but
for our island and the area immediately surrounding it.”
Bahamas Fully Represented at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Show The Largest Aviation Event in the World For General Aviators
The aviation team
of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) is out in full
force at the 2019 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture
Oshkosh Show, taking place July 21-28, 2019 in Wisconsin. The team led
by Captain Greg Rolle, Senior Director, Sports and Vertical Markets,
MOTA and Frederick Donathan, Aviation Consultant, MOTA is comprised of
representatives from MOTA, Royal Bahamas Police Force (aviation arm) and
Bahamas Customs Department.
Now in its 50th
year, the EAA AirVenture Show is the largest general aviation show in
the world, and each year attracts in excess of 500,000 pilots, aviation
enthusiasts and media and industry professionals from around the world,
as well as over 10,000 airplanes ranging from home-builts to war birds.
Hurricane Hole Phase 1 retail and office 100% leased as Commonwealth
Brewery and 700 Wines & Spirits announce flagship store
Less than three
weeks after concrete trucks moved in for the first pour, Sterling
Hurricane Hole announced today that Phase 1 of Sterling Commons is fully
leased with Commonwealth Brewery’s retail division, 700 Wines &
Spirits, contracting to create a flagship store and pushing leasing for
Phase 2 ahead of schedule.
along with the iconic marina that will double in size, are being called
the centrepieces of Hurricane Hole’s $350 Million redevelopment on
week we say goodbye to one of our editors, Shannon Albury. Thank you so
much for everything that you've done for 242NewsBahamas over the years.
We wish you the best of luck in all that you do. You will be missed!
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August 1st, 2019
“Material Beauty” by Alistair Stevenson 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Doongalik Studios & Art Gallery
August 7th, 2019
Women’s Wednesdays: Women in the Arts 6:00pm – 7:00 pm at the NAGB
August 22nd, 2019
The Visual Life of Social Affliction: A Small Axe Project 7:00pm - 10:00pm at the NAGB
August 2nd, 2019
UNEXSO Trunk Show 7:00pm at UNEXSO
August 3rd, 2019
Junkanoo Summer Festival 6:00pm - 12:00am at Taino Beach
August 12th, 2019
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Mix & Mingle 5:30pm -7:00pm