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Bahamas Seven Day Weather Forecast 13th March to 19th MARCH 2017

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Bahamas, March 13, 2017 – Nassau – GENERAL SITUATION: A deepening low pressure system across Florida and the Carolinas will move quickly up the eastern United States while dragging a cold front and prefrontal activity through the Northwest and Central Bahamas through Tuesday night.  The front will move through the Southeast Bahamas by Wednesday night followed by strong high pressure in its wake.

Monday 13th – Partly cloudy and warm with few scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms across the Northwest Bahamas through nightfall. Mostly sunny and warm turning fair and mild over the Central and SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 83ºF and minimum temperature 68ºF. Small craft caution late in the NW Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, veering SE to S at 15 to 20 knots later and E’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean for all areas but building to 4 to 7 feet late in the NW Bahamas.

Tuesday 14th – Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with some scattered showers or widely scattered thunderstorms across the NW and Central Bahamas during the day, improving through night time. Partly cloudy and warm in the SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 82ºF and minimum temperature 66ºF. Small craft advisory for the NW Bahamas and a caution for the Central Bahamas. Winds SW to W at 15 to 25 knots in the NW Bahamas; SSE to SSW at 15 to 20 knots veering SW to W at 12 to 18 knots in the Central Bahamas later; E to SE at 10 to 15 knots veering SSE to SSW at 10 to 15 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 5 to 8 feet in the NW Bahamas, to 4 to 6 feet in the Central Bahamas decreasing to 3 to 5 feet later and 2 to 4 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Wednesday 15th – Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the Central and SE Bahamas through night time. Maximum temperature 77°F and minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft caution behind the front. Winds variable at 10 knots or less ahead of the front and NW’ly at 15 to 20 knots at times behind the front. Seas 3 feet or less ahead of the front and 4 to 7 feet at times behind the front.

Thursday 16th – Partly to mostly cloudy with lingering showers mainly across the Central and SE Bahamas through nightfall. Maximum temperature 70ºF and minimum temperature 57ºF. Small craft caution occasionally across the Bahamas. Winds N to NE at 12 to 18 knots across the Bahamas with occasional periods at 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet across the Bahamas with occasional seas 4 to 6 feet at times.

Friday 17th – Partly cloudy to cloudy with few scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms likely in the SE Bahamas through night time. Maximum temperature 74F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft caution in the NW Bahamas and an advisory for Central and SE Bahamas. Winds NE to E at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas and NE to E at 15 to 25 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW Bahamas and 5 to 8 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Saturday 18th – Partly cloudy to cloudy with few scattered showers mainly across the SE Bahamas through night time. Maximum temperature 76°F and minimum temperature 64°F. Small craft caution in the NW Bahamas will lift by afternoon and an advisory for the Central and SE Bahamas becomes a caution through the night. Winds NE to E at 15 to 20 knots at first, becomes 10 to 15 knots later in the NW Bahamas and NE to E at 20 to 25 knots, becomes a caution by night time. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW Bahamas drops to 2 to 4 feet later and 6 to 9 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas decreases to 4 to 6 feet later.

Sunday 19th – Partly to mostly sunny and warm with showers likely across the Central Bahamas. Fair and mild over most areas through night time with lingering showers around the SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 78°F and minimum temperature 64°F. Small craft caution in the NW Bahamas by early afternoon. Winds light and variable at first in the NW Bahamas becomes NW to N at 15 to 20 knots by afternoon and NNW to NNE at 15 knots or less across the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 3 feet or less at first in the NW Bahamas, builds to 4 to 7 feet later and seas 5 feet or less in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Beachgoers and mariners should exercise extreme caution due to the high risk of rip currents and rough surf, especially along the northern and eastern shorelines during stated advisories. Winds and seas will be higher in heavy showers and thunderstorms.

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Photo: The Hermitage, Cat Island

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Students display culinary skill and creativity in Bahamas Young Chef Competition

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Lamont Missick with judges and teachers

#TheBahamas, October 19, 2021 –  – Despite setbacks and limitations due to COVID-19, Lamont Missick, H.O. Nash; Gerardo Annacius, Anatol Rodgers and Brianna Butterfield of Kingsway Academy, overcame the odds and finished first, second and third respectively in the second phase of the recent 29th Annual Bahamas Young Chef New Providence District Culinary Competitions.

With hybrid lessons and just two weeks of in-person classes supervised by teachers, the three students, who are enrolled in Family and Consumer Science Education, stepped up to the plate and earned the right to enter the upcoming third phase (National Round) of the annual contest.

Now into its 29th year, the annual district competition, sponsored by the Ministry of Education along with Robin Hood Flour and Mahatma Rice, was held at Anatol Rodgers Senior High School, October 7 and 8.   Under the watchful eyes of judges who are all professional chefs — Clement Williams, Jimmy Dean, Chief Judge Gerald Rolle, Hazel Rolle, and Celeste Smith — the students were required to use Mahatma Rice and Robin Hood Flour to prepare a dish and dessert based on the theme “Bahamian Culinary Resilience: Going Back to Our Roots.”

Following the grueling round in the kitchen and interviews by the judges, Raquel Turnquest, Education Officer congratulated the students and parents, and offered advice to the teachers.

“We appreciate all of the time and effort that you put into your children. This competition is a true partnership between home, school and industry. The chefs are willing to give their input and give them [the students] the benefit of their experience.

“We have three young persons who are very much into what they are learning in school. They are putting their best foot forward. All of them are automatically in the national round,” said Ms. Turnquest.

“COVID-19 is forcing us to use technology in new and creative ways. You are now able to bring industry professionals into your classroom almost on a regular basis who don’t have to leave where they are to get into your classroom to give the students the benefit of their knowledge.”

She urged the students to use the judges’ critiques to refine and elevate their dishes.

“You saw the experience of working in the kitchen with persons viewing and walking through while you are working. That is something valuable. Take advantage of it and we’ll see you again for the National round. Congratulations to all of you today.”

 

Lamont Missick, 14,

Flour dish: Pineapple upside down muffin

Rice Dish: Land and Sea Rice

Lamont said he used the opportunity to sharpen his culinary skills.

“I realized my love for culinary arts from the age of 8. I remember watching Ratatouille, and hearing that “anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great. I aim to be great and one day become and executive chef in my own restaurant,” said the ninth grader.

 

Brianna Butterfield, 14

Flour dish: Sugar apple almond muffins

Rice dish: Spinach Carrot Rice Cup with grouper pineapple sauce

“I love to cook and I wanted to boost my cooking skills,” said Brianna.

 

 

Gerardo Annacius dubbed his dishes ‘Fall ‘n’ Love’.

Rice dish: Conch and shrimp rice ball with plantain and coconut deep fried in coconut topping

Flour dish: Toasted bennie spiced cream puff with native pumpkin and coconut crème filling topped with ginger caramel

 

All of the judges commended the students on their dishes and encouraged them to continue to work hard.

Lamont was praised for his organized and sanitized kitchen-station. Also noted was his flavorful ‘spot on’ rice dish from which exuded flavors of conch, lobster, salt beef and coconut milk.

Chef Williams encouraged him to improve his presentation and move away from serving rice the old fashioned way of “cupping” in a bowl.

The judges were impressed with Annacius’ theme: “Fall ‘n’ Love’ and gave him pointers on how to improve his dish and dessert.

“You experienced a slight setback in the kitchen and your dessert dish did not come out as expected — but you did not stop, you made an effort to present something. Your dessert was flavorful; it did not rise like it should but you executed based on what you had,” said Chef Smith.

 

By Kathryn Campbell

(BIS Photos)

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Nine Grand Bahama residents have had their minor criminal records expunged

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#TheBahamas, October 19, 2021 – The Davis Administration is fully committed to ensuring that young Bahamians get second chances where possible, by expunging minor offence records, where necessary, according to Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon. Ginger Moxey.

“One of our mandates in our ten-point plan in the ‘blueprint for change’ is compassionate social relief and the expungement of records for offences that are due, based on the violations of the Emergency Orders.  So, we are going to continue to ensure that those records are expunged,” said Minister Moxey.

“For Grand Bahama Island, this ministry is responsible for the promotion of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for the island. So, this is an ideal time for those who have not been able to find jobs, based on these criminal records, to be able to re-enter the job market.”

During a press conference in the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday, October 14, 2021, Northern Bahamas representative for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee, Mr. Dudley Seide, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Grand Bahama, during which time he announced that nine people from the island of Grand Bahama have had their minor criminal records expunged through the efforts of the Committee.

Minister Moxey called it a great day for Grand Bahama and for Grand Bahamians. She noted that overall, many people in Grand Bahama are hurting financially, adding that those people with minor criminal offences were held back from supporting themselves and their families because of their inability to gain employment because of their criminal records.

“On behalf of the government, we are excited that this day has come and to also let the community know that we are committed to this effort,” added Minister Moxey. “We want to also appeal to those people who may have received criminal records during the Emergency Orders to come forward and apply and begin the process to have their records expunged.”

Mr. Dudley Seide of Reach Out Organization and a member of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee said that nine Grand Bahamians who had applied to the committee to have their records expunged have had their applications approved.

“The mandate of our new Minister for Grand Bahama is to help young people who have been arrested on minor offences and who were arrested or charged during the Emergency Orders,” said Mr. Seide.

“This is a golden opportunity for these people to get their lives restarted. These people can now go on and live their lives. These offences prevented these people from getting jobs, obtaining a U.S. Visa, travelling – but now they can begin to do all of these things. What was hurtful was to see so many people who were arrested during the Emergency Orders, who paid the fines, but who had no idea that these offences were still on their records.

“I want to thank the Minister for National Security for giving young people an opportunity to restart their lives.”

Minister Moxey thanked the members of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee for their tireless work in helping people “get their lives back.”

 

By Andrew Coakley

Photo Caption: PART OF SECOND CHANCE – Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon. Ginger Moxey (second from right) was on hand when Mr. Dudley Seide, member of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee (left) presented Brian Bullard Jr. (second from left) with an official declaration of the expungement of his record, during a press conference in the Office of the Prime Minister (GB) on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Bullard was one of nine Grand Bahamians who’ve had their records expunged through the efforts of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee.

(BIS photo by Lisa Davis)

 

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Statement From Hon. Fred Mitchell, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs On the Passing of Colin Powell

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#TheBahamas, October 18, 2021 – I learned this morning  of the death of Colin Powell, the American general and diplomat. I worked with him as Foreign Minister in my first term, particularly on issues related to Haiti.

Yesterday in the CARICOM meeting, I recalled while discussing Haiti his role in the crisis of that time. I recall his life, times and work as generally thoughtful and considered. He was also an example of Caribbean success in America, one to emulate. He was the son of Jamaican parents. He was an example of success as a Black man in America. I am saddened by his passing.

On behalf of the Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, the government and people of The Bahamas, and in my own behalf, I extend condolences to the United States of America and his family.

 

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Commonwealth of The Bahamas

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