Mon, Aug 31st 2015, 08:13 PM
NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE FRED ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM MONDAY 31ST AUGUST 2015
… HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS SPREADING OVER THE NORTHWESTERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS …
AT 5PM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FRED WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.2°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 24.6° WEST OR ABOUT 165 MILES NORTH OF THE SOUTHERN MOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.
HURRICANE FRED IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 12 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED ON TUESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF FRED IS EXPECTED TO PASS NEAR OR OVER THE NORTHWESTERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT, AND THEN MOVE AWAY FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS ON TUESDAY.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 80 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, HOWEVER, FRED IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A HURRICANE WHILE IT PASSES NEAR THE NORTHWESTERN CAPE VERDE ISLAND EARLY TONIGHT.
Mon, Aug 31st 2015, 03:46 PM
Mon, Aug 31st 2015, 02:03 PM
BAHA Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian has said the resort’s new plan of reorganisation presents a viable framework for when the $3.5bn development emerges from its ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. This reorganisation, the developer said, will facilitate the expeditious resumption and completion of Baha Mar. It also calls for the rejection of its construction contract and all other claims with China Construction America (CCA), and its parent company China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC)...
BAHA Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian has said the resort’s new plan of reorganisation presents a viable framework for when the $3.5bn development emerges from its ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
This reorganisation, the developer said, will facilitate the expeditious resumption and completion of Baha Mar. It also calls for the rejection of its construction contract and all other claims with China Construction America (CCA), and its parent company China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC)...
Mon, Aug 31st 2015, 01:08 PM
"SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR 2015 - GRAND BAHAMA"
As we embark on a new school term, let us be reminded to always be safe and with that in mind the Royal Bahamas Police Force would like to remind you the public of a few safety tips to keep you and students safe throughout the new school year.
Reminders for Students and Parents:
Children should cross the street with an adult and should always use a pedestrian crossing.
Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars.
Always make sure when disembarking from a bus, to walk in front of the bus where the bus driver can see them.
Teach each child their full name, address and phone number, also teach them how to use the emergency number (911/919) in an emergency situation.
Walk the neighborhood with your children, show them safe places they can go in an emergency situation.
Tell your child never to accept gifts or a ride from someone they don't know well. Tell them to call you the parent first before accepting the gift or ride.
Report all suspicious activities to you the parent or a trusted adult and call the police. Bear in mind it is important to have a good communication with your child.
Mon, Aug 31st 2015, 01:01 PM
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Mon, Aug 31st 2015, 12:46 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Executives of the One Eleuthera Foundation recently met with Acting President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI), Dr. Iva Dahl, to solidify the way forward for a one-year apprenticeship program on the island.
During the meeting, One Eleuthera Chief Executive Officer, Shaun Ingraham and Consultant for the foundation's education and training, Dr. Reginald W. Eldon, took the opportunity to thank Dr. Dahl and the BTVI team for the six-day skills-gap training recently held in Eleuthera for 90 people, between the ages of 16 and 66. They focused on general maintenance courses including electrical installation, plumbing, carpentry and tiling. Also instrumental in the training were the Centre for Training and Innovation and the South Eleuthera Mission.
Shown in the photo from left to right are Dr. Eldon, Dr. Dahl; BTVI's Dean of Construction Trades and Workforce, Alexander Darville and Mr. Ingraham.