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Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José
Miguel Insulza, said today at the inauguration of the Fifth
Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate
Authorities that the countries and governments of the region must
"continue to develop cultural policies in tune with the times,
democratize culture, make of it a daily experience and a form of
dignified life, care for its many expressions, respecting its
originality and diversity, supporting its many creators and making the
most of its role in the development and construction of freer, more just
and more democratic societies..."
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Contractors, business owners and various industry leaders packed the Bahamas Public Services Union Hall on East Street South on Thursday, April 28th, to attend the first general meeting held by the New Providence Contractors Association.
The meeting kicked off at 7:30 pm with a rally cry and a call for unity within the construction industry. Leading this call was NPCA's founder Delroy Meadows who made it clear that the association was committed to fight for equal access and opportunity for all Bahamian contractors within the industry. He called for diverse representation for contractors throughout the Bahamas. "We intentionality called this organization the New Providence Contractors Association because I believe that each major island should form its own association to represent the needs of their island. We should then connect as one body with the purpose creating our own investments and ensuring fairness withing the industry."
Various industry concerns were addressed by the panel during the meeting that evening. One of the major concerns among many in attendance included a proposed Contractors Bill which is being presented before the Government by the Bahamas Contractors Association. Many who were in attendance during the meeting voiced their opposition to the Bill and the principles of the Bahamas Contractors Association who were responsible for drafting it.
The panel included Attorney Alex Morley who dissected the proposed Bill before the audience to give those in attendance a clear understanding of what the implications were for those working in the industry if the Bill were to pass in Parliament.
Concerns were expressed were the Bill referenced the appointment of a Board by officials of the Bahamas Contractors Association which would govern both an Acceptance and Disciplinary Committee. Many saw these as conflicts of interests as the Bill also calls for the formation of both committees by the same Board appointed by the BCA.
Nassau, Bahamas - The Sandals Foundation partnered with the travel agents of Loyalty One Travel to begin the construction of a vegetable garden at the Bahamas Aids Foundation this past Sunday.
Traffic rules to be enforced during construction phase of one-way scheme for Baillou Road and Market Street
Officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force will be out in full force to ensure the smooth flow of traffic during the construction phase of the one-way system for Baillou Hill Road and Market Street confirmed Sergeant Garland Rolle of the Traffic Division.
“All uniformed police officers working on the island of New Providence will be involved with maintaining law and order in this area and for other road works going on in New Providence,” said Sgt Rolle.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today took part in a Ministerial meeting of the "Friends of Haiti" Group chaired by the President of the Caribbean country, Michel Martelly, and former US President Bill Clinton, which was held in New York in the framework of the 66th UN General Assembly.
Madam President, with your permission I start by thanking Almighty God whose grace and mercy has me and all of us in this place this morning. I thank the people who worked so closely with and on the Coordination Team to run a 21st century election campaign that captured the hearts and minds of Bahamians. Bahamians understand that the PLP is the party of the people. History will reflect that their support was so overwhelming that FNM was seeing holograms!
On behalf of the Progressive Liberal Party, I want to thank the Bahamian people for the respectful manner in which they exercised their voting rights today.
This general election was peaceful and an expression of the democracy that we as Bahamians hold so dear.
This was the most important general elections since 1967 because there was so must at stake. The silent majority galvanized themselves behind the policy proposals of the PLP Bahamian people because they clearly felt that the policies of the FNM were not in their best interest and relegated them to second class citizens.
A Cabinet minister's campaign general was yesterday sentenced to one year in prison on a charge of drug possession with intent to supply. Carlos Lamm, who spearheaded the election campaign of Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald and played an instrumental role in the...
The Bahamian Contractors' Association (BCA) honored several of the country's top contractors during its second annual Christmas Awards Luncheon held on December 15 2011. Awards were given to contractors in four major BCA membership categories, which include building contractor of the year levels one through three and general contractor of the year.
Building Contractor of the year level one, which recognizes contractors certified to build single story structures up to 5,000 square feet, went to BJ's Cabinetry and Construction.
BJ's Cabinetry proprietor, Mr. Basil L. Neely, was on hand to accept the award.
The Building Contractor of the year level two, which recognizes contractors certified to build up to two story structures of up to 10,000 square feet, was awarded to D.H. Builders and Construction Company.
Company owner Dene Hales said that he was honored to receive the award.
Fast Track Construction received the building contractor of the year level three award.
BCA level three contractors are certified to build up to three story structures of up to 15,000 square feet.
General contractor of the year, which recognizes the large construction firms who build structures of three or more stories in excess of 15,000 square feet, went to Woslee Construction.
The highlight of the event came when James George Mosko, the 2011 recipient of the BCA's lifetime achievement honor, was welcomed to the stage with a standing ovation to accept his award.
The lifetime achievement award is given to members of the construction community who have made many years of notable contributions to the growth of the industry.
In 2001 Mr. Mosko was also awarded an O.B.E. for service to the construction industry. His construction company, Mosko's United Construction Co., was founded in 1958.
Another highlight of the luncheon was the president's address, given by Association President Godfrey Forbes.
Forbes mentioned a few of the many initiatives that will be developed by the BCA in 2012, which include expanded training and certification courses for contractors and the introduction of membership cards and the BCA member discount program.
Forbes also announced that in October of 2012 the BCA will host a conference of over 200 contractors from 20 regional entities including the Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association, Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica , Builder's and Contractors Association of Dominica, St Vincent and the Grenadines Contractors Association, and the Barbados Contractors Association.
This workshop will include guest speakers who will deliver presentations that will build greater awareness amongst participants on cutting edge procedures and practices within the various divisions of the construction industry.
It will also offer international exposure for our sector and networking opportunities for BCA members.
The awards luncheon, received good support from the construction community. The platinum sponsor of the event was Caribbean International.
Other sponsors included Commonwealth Building Supplies, National Plumbing, Tops Builders International and Oldcastle Building Products.
One luncheon feature, which was highly anticipated by attendees, was the give-a-ways and door prizes, which were provided by JBR Building Supplies, Tops Lumber, AG Electric Co., Henry F. Storr Electric Co. and John Bull Ltd.
BCA is a non-profit organization that was established in 1958 out of a need for the collaboration and organization of contractors, to promote the advancement of the construction industry through the adoption and regulation of good practices.