Fast ferry could bring 1,800 weekly to Bahamas

first_img 79 Views   no discussions Share Share Share BusinessLifestyleTravel Fast ferry could bring 1,800 weekly to Bahamas by: – March 22, 2011center_img Tweet Sharing is caring! By Stewart MillerGuardian Business ReporterNASSAU, Bahamas – The island of Bimini in The Bahamas is preparing to receive a fast ferry service from the Port of Miami with capacity for up to 1,800 tourists per week into that market, while Grand Bahama may not be far behind.The new ferry service was the talk of the town this weekend during Bimini Bay Resorts’ official ceremony to turn management over to luxury hotel group RockResorts, with resort officials and Biminites excited about the prospects from the additional visitors.Chief Counsel to the district Lloyd ‘Duda’ Edgecombe said the “Patricia Olivia”, operated by Balearia Ferry Lines, had already been cleared by the US Department of Homeland Security and would be leaving Spain for Miami in about two weeks. He added that a ‘dry run’ was being planned for April 24, and regular service may begin as early as this summer. The April 24 voyage would be an exciting feature for Bimini’s Homecoming, scheduled for that Easter weekend.According to Edgecombe, the vessel will have a 300 passenger capacity and facilitate up to 90 cars. He said his understanding was that a round trip ticket would cost about $90 per person.The project is nearly complete, with some details needing to be pressed out with Customs and Immigration departments, according to Leslie Bethel, president of Notarc Management Group, a travel and real estate development consultancy. Notarc has been an integral part of bringing the ferry service to Bimini, along with the Capo group which owns the Bimini Bay Resort.According to Bethel, a fast ferry service is also in the works for Freeport, Grand Bahama. The additional passengers could provide a much needed boost to that city’s economy as well.The ferry into Bimini is envisaged to depart Miami at 9:00 a.m. and arrive in Bimini at 10:30 a.m., with the return leg leaving Bimini at 8:00 p.m., with service six days a week according to Bethel.The final site of the terminal and dock to facilitate the ferry has not been determined. The ferry is not likely to dock directly at the Bimini Bay Resort and Marina, however, allowing residents more opportunity to take commercial benefit from the ferry service.According to Edgecombe, the Capo family, which owns the Bimini Bay Resort, were looking at a piece of private property at the south end of the island to be the permanent home for the ferry terminal. He said he was not aware of any estimates for costs for the terminal or any infrastructural development which would have to be put in place.Edgecombe said that planners initially hoped to use Bimini Harbour, but the vessel proved too large.During the construction phase for a permanent terminal, Edgecombe said tenders and small boats would be used to ferry passengers from the vessel to the Government Dock in Alice Town.“This is going to be a good opportunity for Biminites to work for themselves,” Edgecombe said.In addition to any jobs directly associated with ferry and new terminal that would be constructed for it, Edgecombe said opportunities would exist for craft vendors, taxi and water-taxi drivers, local restaurants and other entrepreneurial endeavours.Source: Caribbean News Now!Photo Credit: Oceanhommag.comRepublished with permission of the Nassau Guardian http://www.thenassauguardian.comlast_img read more

Lady Wildcats Linksters Get 1st Place Finishes At Batesville & Lapel

first_imgThe Lady Wildcats participated in a ti-meet with the Batesville Bulldogs and the Oldenburg Twisters on Friday. The team posted a team of score of 169 and took home the win.  OA scored 200. This takes the teams record to 3-0 on the season.Senior, Dana Branstetter, took medallist honors with a score of 39 followed bt Kendyl Brack – 44, Abby Orschell – 47, Maggie Brack – 48, Gracie Graf – 45, Jade Allen – 57, Ashlan Hill – 55, Sam Ebrens – 58, Erin Hesselbrock – 64, and Camryn Brewer – 52.The Lady Wildcat golfers travelled on Saturday up to Anderson to participate in the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Lapel High School. They played at Edgewood Country Club, which is the site of their Regional tournament. 18 teams took participated in the event and the Wildcats came out on top with a score of 350.It is their first invite win of the season. Senior, Dana Branstetter, was low for the team with a score of 81. Other Wildcats scoring include Kendyl Brack – 85, Abby Orschell – 91, Maggie Brack – 93, and Gracie Graf – 106.Other team scoring. New Palestine 352, Westfield 357, Columbus East 366, Richmond 373, Union County 377, Park Tudor 382, Lapel 385, Covenant Christian 390, Heritage Christian 393,  Muncie Central  397, Hagerstown 421, Eastbrook 425, Pendleton Heights 430, New Castle 444, Hamilton Heights 459, Shenandoah 483, and Elwood 532.“Anytime you enter an event with 18 teams and your team comes out the winner you know you had a solid day. I’m very proud of the way these girls came together today and went out and played the way I always new they could. There’s still a lot of golf left to our season and I know that today was just the boost of confidence our team needed.”  Wildcats Coach Marissa Mears.The Lady Cats will be back in action this Wednesday when the travel to Rushville for a tri-meet against Rushville and Cambridge City Lincoln.last_img read more

Palm Beach County Beaches to reopen on May 18th

first_imgBoth public and private beaches are tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, May 18th.Palm Beach County commissioners made the decision Friday with a 4-3 vote after hours of debating.The commission plans to meet again on May 15th to confirm their decision and if everything stands, the beaches will be reopened that Monday.Once the beaches are reopened social distancing rules and restrictions will be put in place, however, those restrictions have yet to be named.During Friday’s meeting County Administrator Verdenia Baker said she spoke with the sheriffs office and that they’ve decided the fewer restrictions on what people can do and bring to the beach, the better.In addition, Baker said that once the beaches are reopened, individual cities can put their own restrictions in place.last_img read more

Nicola’s great form clinches match play title

first_img Tags: Kirby Muxloe, Nicola Slater, Open Match Play 7 Jul 2018 Nicola’s great form clinches match play title Yorkshire teenager Nicola Slater completed the best five days of her golfing life so far when she won the English women’s open match play championship at Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire.She clinched the trophy with a 3/2 win in the final over Surrey’s Sammy Fuller (Roehampton) and said: “This means a lot.”It’s a first individual national title for the Lindrick player and she adds it to the prestigious Bridget Jackson Bowl, which she won by five shots last Tuesday.From there, it was straight into the match play championship and the 18-year-old carried her great form with her. She tied second in qualifying and steadily worked her way through the knockout stages.Slater, a member of the England Golf national girls’ squad, defeated Lois Lau of France in the first round, before taking on her toughest match of the week, against the host club’s Jessica Bailey. “It was a very tight match,” said Slater, who won through on the last hole.In this morning’s semi-final against Trentham’s Emily Brennan, Slater was down early on. She battled back to all square after 10, only to again drop two behind. But once more she fought back, helped by a birdie on the 15th, and closed out the game on the 17th.In the final against Fuller, she set off at a blistering pace – to her own surprise. “I don’t usually get off to a good start in match play, I tend to be down to start with,” she said.Not today. Slater was three-under par and six up after 12 holes, before withstanding a fightback from Fuller, who won three holes in a row. But Slater settled herself with a winning birdie on the 16th to claim her title.Slater, who was in Yorkshire’s winning team at last year’s English Women’s County Finals, will now head to the English women’s amateur at Wilmslow, Cheshire, which starts on 17 July.last_img read more

Alabama Football: Here’s Video Of Nick Saban Dancing To Greek Folk Music

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the field before playing against the Louisiana State University Tigers.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the field before playing against the Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)As you’d imagine, the photos and video taken at Kristen Saban’s wedding this past Saturday have provided a treasure trove’s worth of content for Alabama fans. So far, we’ve shown you the fireworks at Bryant-Denny, the “Sweet Home Alabama” rendition and the happy couple dancing with Big Al mascot heads. But we saved perhaps the best clip of all for last.Here’s Nick Saban dancing to some greek folk music – presumably to celebrate the heritage of his daughter’s husband.We’ve seen him do the Electric Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. This might be the best we’ve seen yet from him, however.last_img read more

SiriusXM Canada launches new music channels showcasing music from the 1990s and

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement These new channels are the latest examples of SiriusXM developing and introducing unique audio formats not heard on traditional radio. Formats originated and unique to SiriusXM include The Coffee House (singer-songwriter and acoustic versions); Lithium (grunge rock and ’90s alternative); Chill (downtempo electronic and deep house); Pop2k (pop hits from the 2000s); Y2Kountry (country hits from the 2000s); and FLY (hip-hop and R&B from ‘the 90s and 2000s).For more information on SiriusXM Canada, please visit SiriusXM CanadaSirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 130 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news, entertainment and major sports brands including the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Disney, Comedy Central and more.SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada, visit our website at Canada has been designated one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies eight years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member, in addition to 2013, 2014 and 2015 rankings in PROFIT 500’s list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on Youtube at Advertisement TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2017 – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced that it will expand its extensive and industry leading lineup of commercial-free music channels with the launch of two channels: Turbo and PopRocks. These full-time music channels will launch on August 17 on SiriusXM.Turbo and PopRocks will be curated by SiriusXM’s critically acclaimed music programming team. Turbo (ch. 41) showcases hard rock from the 1990s and early 2000s from artists such as Linkin Park, Korn, Papa Roach, Godsmack, System Of A Down, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Limp Bizkit and Disturbed.PopRocks (Sirius satellite & SiriusXM streaming ch. 17) will present pop rock from the ’90s and 2000s, including The Killers, Coldplay, Sheryl Crow, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, No Doubt and Matchbox 20.center_img AppleMark Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

City of Fort St John receives application for nonmedical cannabis retail store

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has received an application for a non-medical cannabis retail store.West Coast Retail Holdings is seeking approval for a license to operate a store in Fort St. John.The proposed store is to be located at 9831 – 98 A Avenue and is located in the allowable area of the City’s C-2 Zone for a cannabis retail store. City Staff is recommending that Council approves the application as there are no concerns to it operating in the proposed location.Within the application, the applicant is seeking to operate the store from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.The hours of operation are within the timeframe permitted under the CannabisLicensing Regulation, 202/2018.The application was filed to the City on February 5, 2019.Council will decide approval of the store at the next Council Meeting on March 11.last_img read more

After Lok Sabha poll results, Congress to see overhaul of AICC

first_imgNew Delhi: The May 23 is going to be very crucial for the Congress and its cadres as the results of the Lok Sabha election 2019 would play a decisive role in Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s total reshuffle plan of All India Congress Committee (AICC).According to party insiders, there would be a total overhauling of the AICC office-bearers after the Lok Sabha elections. “It’s not yet clear that the results of Lok Sabha elections would go in favour of Congress or not, but it’s very imminent that the AICC get a major reshuffle soon after the announcement of poll results. The Congress president has expressed his willingness to revamp the party’s committees by putting more responsibilities on the shoulders of leaders of the young generation,” a senior party leader told Millennium Post. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”The reshuffle would of a mass level. All the ‘non-performing’ AICC functionaries would be changed with a new and vibrant team,” the official said, adding that general secretaries would be empowered with more decision-making rights. “The party’s old guards may be given ‘comfortable’ responsibilities to avoid any conflict of interests with the party. The objective of the AICC overhauling would be aimed at making Congress a party of the nation,” the party official said, adding that several state presidents of the party would be replaced with leaders of performing records.last_img read more

Mustapha Buhendi: Muslims, Christians and Jews created a discriminatory discourse

first_imgRabat – The national library in Rabat hosted an academic conference earlier this week on “religious discourse in Morocco between innovation and tradition.” It was organized by the Moroccan Youth Network in collaboration with the Moroccan Center of Youth and Democratic Transition sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation.Three panelists participated in the colloquium, including Professor Khadija Sabbar, a researcher and activist, Professor Mustapha Buhendi, a lecturer and researcher in comparative religions, and Professor Nourdine Zahi, a sociologist. The purpose of the event was to highlight the regression of religious discourse in Morocco and to hold a debate on the desperate need for transformation regarding religious discussions.Professor Sabbar explained the benefits of the Arab Spring regarding the position of women in society and religion, despite the vacillation of religious discourse in many Arab countries. “The Arab uprising led youngsters to ask for change in the position of women in society and religious discourse,” Sabbar said.Throughout the seminar, the panelists agreed on the importance of creating a stable environment suitable for healthy discussions about religion. The professors also stressed the need to avoid a discourse that would prompt Moroccan youth to make accusations against one another and increase discrimination among Moroccans.Professor Azahi talked about the importance of changing our perception of religion so we can renovate religious discourse. “Society creates the image of religion,” Azahi said. “While there is one God, we tend to create different images of God depending on the religious discourse,” Azahi explained.Professor Buhendi added that “religious ideologies are mortal; they must die in order for other religious ideologies to emerge because they are related to certain era only.”Moreover, he also explained that the books of the Abrahamic religions are addressed to human beings, and that Muslims, Christians and Jews have created the discriminatory discourse that exists to some extent today. According to Professor Buhendi, we should focus on progressive thinking rather than sticking to Islamic regulations.Edited By Liz Yaslik© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Mens soccer team looks to kick away upset attempt

At the beginning of the Ohio State men’s soccer season, the coaching staff set a goal to make the NCAA tournament. With the regular season end in sight, the Buckeyes need a few more wins if they hope to make the tournament.“These six games are critical,” coach John Bluem said. “We’re getting into that part of our schedule where we’re playing some good teams right now. You want to be in good form at the end of the season and we certainly need to finish strong to reach one of our team goals this year.”The No. 15 Buckeyes’ will play tonight when the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames visit Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. UIC has burst onto the soccer scene in the last several years, going deep into the NCAA tournament under the leadership of coach John Trask. Last season, the Flames made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, but this season has been a struggle. “They’re having some difficulties this year,” Bluem said. “But they’re right around .500, so it’s not like they’ve fallen off the end of the earth, but it seems like something is missing this year. We’re not falling for that, though. I know they’re a real good team.”Bluem knows that UIC could upset the Buckeyes if given the opportunity.“I think this team is capable of coming in here and giving us a very tough game,” Bluem said.UIC comes to Columbus with a record of 3-4-4, riding a two-game losing streak. However, they have played well against several other Big Ten teams and against Akron, the No. 1 team in the country. OSU goalie Matt Lampson was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after he posted back-to-back shutouts last week. For Lampson, it is the second time he has received the Big Ten honor.The OSU men’s soccer team takes the field at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more