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Bahamas National http://bahamasnational.com en Projected Reserve Osmosis Desalination Plant welcomed by Ragged Islanders http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9559 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="720" height="457" alt="" src="http://bahamasnational.com/sites/default/files/article/0g7a6711.jpg?1516229390" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="rtejustify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 100, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span class="general_text"><span class="article_text">RAGGED ISLAND, The Bahamas &ndash; &ldquo;This is great news for Ragged Island,&rdquo; said Basil Francis of the Government&rsquo;s plans to construct a Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant on the far-flung southern island.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="general_text"><span class="article_text">Francis, a descendant of the quaint, serene island, said it&rsquo;s been really rough surviving without a constant flow of running water for nearly three months.</span></span></p> <p> &ldquo;We say the water is &lsquo;on&rsquo; when it rains. People think this means the water man is coming, but it means to catch some rainwater while it&rsquo;s raining. Thank God it&rsquo;s been raining a lot lately,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p><a href="http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9559" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9559#comments News Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:51:18 +0000 National One 9559 at http://bahamasnational.com CARIFTA 2018 ticket sales launched http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9558 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1346" height="982" alt="" src="http://bahamasnational.com/sites/default/files/article/screen_shot_2018-01-17_at_5.46.27_pm.png?1516229217" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="rtejustify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 100, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;">NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard waves his newly-purchased first set of Flow CARIFTA Games Bahamas 2018 tickets, during the official launch ceremony of ticket sales for the event, on January 15, 2018, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.&nbsp; </span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CARIFTA Games Bahamas 2018 Rosamunde Carey looks on.&nbsp; CARIFTA is slated to take place in The Bahamas at that stadium, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1679875292" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">March 30 to April 2, 2018</span></span>, and 26 countries are expected to participate with about 500 athletes.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9558" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9558#comments Sport Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:48:15 +0000 National One 9558 at http://bahamasnational.com The Bahamas signs the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9557 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="294" height="304" alt="" src="http://bahamasnational.com/sites/default/files/article/screen_shot_2018-01-17_at_5.37.04_pm_0.png?1516229106" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><font face="Default Sans Serif,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" size="2"><font face="Default Sans Serif,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif" size="2">The Hon. Darren Henfield, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, signed the CCREEE Agreement on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas within the margins of the 41st Community Council of Ministers held at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday 15 January 2018.</font></font></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9557" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9557#comments News Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:45:40 +0000 National One 9557 at http://bahamasnational.com Statement by the PLP in response to crime statistics http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9556 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="150" height="106" alt="" src="http://bahamasnational.com/sites/default/files/article/plplogo_3.gif?1516228990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="rtejustify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 100, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span class="general_text"><span class="article_text">From The Office Of The Chairman of The Progressive Party responding to The Crime Statistics: No False FNM Crowing 17 January&nbsp; 2018:<br /> </span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="general_text"><span class="article_text">There is an old saying that there are lies, damn lies and statistics.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> So we don&#39;t want the adoring media doing any false crowing about how crime is down because of the efforts of the FNM.</span></span></p> <p><a href="http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9556" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9556#comments Politics Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:43:42 +0000 National One 9556 at http://bahamasnational.com DNA cautiously optimistic on reduction in crime http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9555 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="160" height="221" alt="" src="http://bahamasnational.com/sites/default/files/article/chris-mortimer_3.jpg?1516228850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="rtejustify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 100, 0);"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span class="general_text"><span class="article_text">After years of record breaking crime numbers, The Democratic National Alliance welcomed this week&rsquo;s report of an overall drop in criminal activity around the country. </span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="general_text"><span class="article_text">The figures released by the top brass of the Royal Bahamas Police force are a testament to the incredible work being done by these hard-working public servants, many of whom have made the decision to protect and serve their communities at great personal sacrifice.</span></span></p> <p><a href="http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9555" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bahamasnational.com/?q=node/9555#comments News Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:41:27 +0000 National One 9555 at http://bahamasnational.com