Statement from Prime Minister Minnis on the Passing of Cleophas Adderley

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 12, 2017 – Nassau – The Legacy of Cleophas Adderley – “I was in Grenada with other colleagues for the Caricom Heads of Government Conference when we learned of the passing of Cleophas Adderley.  We were all deeply saddened because we have lost a brilliant and beloved native son who contributed so much to our country, the region and the world.Though the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture has already offered condolences on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas, I wanted to add my personal condolences and those of a grateful nation.  The Government of The Bahamas will offer a fitting tribute to Cleophas at an appropriate time.Though an attorney by profession, music was Cleophas’ great vocation.  He was a dedicated family man.  He was also a Bahamian patriot, who often stated: “I love being a Bahamian.”Cleophas was famously the Director of The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC).  Over many years he mentored scores of young Bahamians, whose musical talents he meticulously nurtured and developed.In the annual concerts of the Choir, Cleophas educated Bahamians about our musical heritage and the music of the world.  Through his musical compositions and the compositions of others from so many musical genres, he brought us joy and delight.Under his direction, the National Youth Choir toured the capitals and continents of the world, showcasing the beauty and brilliance of our culture and talents, including our musical heritage.From the West Indies to the Americas to Africa, Europe and Asia, Cleophas and the Bahamas National Youth Choir dazzled the world with the exuberance of the Bahamian spirit, including the magic and wonder of Junkanoo.Though we have lost a musical genius, his spirit lives on in all who were fortunate to be touched by his life, his spirit and his music.On behalf of a grateful nation, and on my own behalf and that of my wife, Patricia, I offer condolences to his wife Francoise, his son, relatives, his many friends at home and abroad and the many young people he mentored.May he rest in peace.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Facebook pages get facelift with new page layout design

first_img Comment Facebook 1 Facebook’s layout has shifted from three columns to two and removed a lot of clutter. Screenshot by Steven Musil/CNET If you think your Facebook page looks a bit different today, you’re not alone.The social networking giant appears to have rolled out a new page design on Tuesday, eschewing the previous three-column layout for one that incorporates only two. On the right is static information about the page, while the left side contains the feed of recent posts.Facebook tinkers with its design from time to time, but this is a pretty radical departure from the site’s previous appearance. In addition to the column change, the content on pages appears less cluttered, with plenty of eye-appealing white space and an increased emphasis on thumbnail images. It wasn’t immediately clear how widespread this rollout is or how different types of pages will see a face-lift.  Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Share your voice Internet Tech Industry Tagslast_img read more

Texas Train Derailment Knocks Out Power Hampers Travel

first_imgTwitter via @FortWorhPDA train derailment in Fort Worth has knocked out power and closed a major artery for rush-hour traffic.About 40 train cars were traveling north of downtown early Wednesday when the derailment occurred, causing about 25 cars to slide off the tracks.The cause of the derailment isn’t known and it is not clear which rail company was operating the train. BNSF Railway is based in Fort Worth.The train was carrying lumber and other materials. No one was hurt.#PHOTOS N Main St – between Terminal Road and Meacham Blvd – closed in both directions.Train derailment. No estimate of re-open, but it’s expected to be lengthy. pic.twitter.com/xmWUk4oUE1— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) May 2, 2018The derailment occurred near Meacham International Airport but there has been no disruption to flights.Power lines were pulled down in the accident and electricity was cut to the area as a precautionary measure.Authorities say it could take most of the day, if not longer, to clear the cars. Sharelast_img read more

Congress accuses govt of being insensitive

first_imgCongress on Wednesday hit back at the government for targeting it for disruptions in the Indian Parliament alleging that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) dispensation was being “very insensitive” to the demands of its detractors and pursuing the agenda of “opposition-mukt bharat.” Leader of the Opposition in the Upper House of Parliament Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad also singled out Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu for attack remarking that “I have never seen a Parliamentary Affairs Minister spearheading confrontation.”  Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damAsking the government to shed its “arrogance and vendetta politics”, Azad, who had been Parliamentary Affairs Minister thrice, said when in power, Congress often took up issues raised by the Opposition.“Then, I had told my colleagues that duty of Parliamentary Affairs Minister is to work with all parties. From Treasury benches, I had said that Parliamentary Affairs Minister represents both government and opposition,” Azad said targeting Naidu.Insisting that the government’s efforts to take the opposition along was a failure, he recalled that in 1991-96, Congress ran a minority government but still introduced revolutionary changes in the economy. “Congress had the ability to take Opposition along.”last_img read more