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NASSAU, Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham presented the 2011/2012 Budget Communication to Parliament on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, announcing a budget whose major emphasis is jobs and skills development.
$25 million for the National Job Readiness and Training Programme - targeting 3,000 Bahamians for paid skills training for up to 1 year.
200 job openings in the Public Sector (100 for college graduates, 50 for high school graduates with BGCSEs and 50 for high school graduates with only BJCs)
Subsidies to private sector companies that hire unemployed persons.
Civil servant Increments to be paid and salary scales opened.
Small & Medium Sized business exempt from Business License Fees through 2012.
$1.5 million for the Jump Start Programme - Providing up to $7,500 to persons aged 30 and over to start their own businesses.
Duty reductions on food items.
Click HERE to download the entire Budget Communication [PDF, 93 pages, 292KB]
Nassau, Bahamas - If you
missed "Jazz on the Streets" last November, and you missed "Jazz in the
Gardens" in March, you don't want to miss
on the Water" on Friday, May 11, 2012 at Blu Bar and Lounge, Elizabeth
on Bay, East Bay Street, 6:30 pm-12:30 pm. Drink specials
and hors d'oeuvres. Presented by the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise.
We invite you to join Nassau Sunrise Rotarians in the
transformed elegance and exoticism of old New Orleans, birthplace of the
richest genre for the heart and soul. If you caught our Jazz Street
Party last November then you know the kinds of great live music, eats
and drinks to expect from a Sunrise soirée...
Vernice Ferguson-Bodie of Exuma presented a copy of her book “Fabulous Recipes for Bahamian Cooking at its Finest” to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government on November 12...
Sunday 18th November 2012 3:00 PM
We the People presents "Let's Roll Bahamas" Sunday, Nov. 18 | 3pm Goodman's Bay In celebration of their 2nd Year Anniversary as an organization, We The People Bahamas will hold “Let’s Roll Bahamas,” a community-family event in partnership with The Royal Bahamas Police Force and Baha Mar Resorts on Sunday, November 18th beginning at 4pm sharp. This event is designed especially for skaters, bicycle riders and even those who prefer to walk, jog or push baby strollers! The event has been routed to proceed through the beautifully designed Corridor 7 (C7) connecting Cable Beach with J.F. Kennedy Drive. The Ministry of Works and Baha Mar have consented to allow full and private access on the new roadway ahead of its official opening thus providing a safer and smooth-surface route for participants. Registration is mandatory and the fee ($10 students/ $20 adults) also includes annual membership or renewal in We The People Bahamas. Persons may register now for this event at the WTP office in the Bay Street Business Centre, online at www.wethepeoplebahamas.org or at Buttons Formal Wear in the Cable Beach Shopping Center. Registration will continue on site from 2:30pm until ride/skate time at 4:00 p.m. ALL participants are asked to be present by 3pm at the starting line – GOODMAN’S BAY. ClickHERE to register online at the We the People website.
Thursday 25th October 2012 7:00 PM
Heineken Presents Bond Movie Nights Countdown to SkyFall 007 "The World Is Not Enough" October 25th, 2012 Casino Royale November" 1st, 2012 Beginning October 11th and every Thursday for four weeks, Heineken will be partnering with the Rotary Club of East Nassau to present An “Evening of Bond” Movie Nights at the National Centre of Performing Arts. • Early November will be the official grand Movie Premiere of the 2012 James Bond film – Skyfall at Galleria Cinemas, Marathon Mall, Nassau, and in Grand Bahama followed by an exclusive all-themed after party event. The World Is Not Enough (1999) is the nineteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was directed by Michael Apted, with the original story and screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Bruce Feirstein. It was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The title is taken from a line in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Venue: National Centre for Performing Arts Movie Starts 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) Tickets: General Admission $15/ Balcony $20 A Heineken experience reception included and one weekly treasure hunt clue released. Part proceeds to benefit Rotary Club of East Nassau
Monday 17th May 2010 8:00 AM
A business that only survives will never thrive. Equip yourself with the tools to strengthen for growth and prepare for increased profitability. On Wednesday May 19th from 8:30am to 1:00pm at the British Colonial Hilton, The Chamber Institute presents, “Re-engineer for Success, Prepare for Increased Profits”. Facilitated by Kaylus Horton of the Renaissance Group of Companies, this workshop will present principles and processes for businesses of all sectors and industries. Learn to evaluate strengths, identify new opportunities, form strategic alliances, and implement innovative measures. In addition to healthy interaction, learn to clarify your niche, compose business vision statements, and form a strategic action plan. If you are a business owner, management personnel, an aspiring entrepreneur, or an associate who strives to implement, influence, and advocate change, this workshop is for you. Seating is limited so early registration is recommended. Please complete the attached registration form and return it with your payment to The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce by Monday, May 17th, 2010. Admission to the workshop is $150.00 for Chamber/BECon Members and $200.00 for Non Members. ***A limited time discount of $50.00 per participant is available to all companies registering a group of two or more at the same time. The Chamber Institute is a joint venture between The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and BECon. Our goal is to provide affordable and informative career and business development workshops for all areas of the business community. Please let us know of any ideas and suggestions you may have. Thank you. Please call The Chamber of Commerce at 322-2145 or email Russ Abrams at email@example.com with any questions. Click here to download registration form.
Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and fourth in line to the throne, received a royal welcome in Grand Bahama this week as he was on hand to present the gold Governor General Youth Awards.
Ten Bahamian students were honoured for their achievements in the international youth awards programme. The multi-school event was held at the Bishop Michael Eldon School auditorium and included an array of cultural performances in honour of the royal visit.
Hundreds of school children greeted Prince Edward as he watched the Jack Hayward High School marching band and Junkanoo performances from Sunland Baptist Academy and Total Education Centre.
A photo gallery of selected images are shown below; more photos can be seen by clicking HERE. And click HERE to sign up to receive a special mail out of an exclusive video report from the event.
All photos by Erik J. Russell ©2011 Keen i Media Ltd
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‘Bubbles’ catches the essence of The Bahamas and embodies and represents all the qualities we associate with our water – clarity of light, floating, weightlessness, translucency, freedom of movement. This body of work includes acrylic studies on canvas and paper which influenced the blown glass pieces inspired by the merging of the vast, mysterious life between the water – plants, corals, creatures and bubbles – man’s interaction with the ocean.
Thursday 4th April 2013 6:00 PM
The Central Bank presents: "Bubbles" New work by Antonius Roberts Thursday, April 4, 2013 6pm to 9pm The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery ‘Bubbles’ catches the essence of The Bahamas and embodies and represents all the qualities we associate with our water – clarity of light, floating, weightlessness, translucency, freedom of movement. This body of work includes acrylic studies on canvas and paper which influenced the blown glass pieces inspired by the merging of the vast, mysterious life between the water – plants, corals, creatures and bubbles – man’s interaction with the ocean. The completed work is designed to have a playful quality - children blowing bubbles, releasing balloons or mimicking the life-giving release of bubbles from a diver’s tank. It is envisioned that the work be suspended above ground, floated between ceiling and floor. Glass with its transparent and seemingly weightless quality was the obvious medium for this creation, designed purposefully to echo the movement of the sea - nothing is static - all is flowing in continual motion. Click HERE