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December 16, 2017

Bahamas

Campbell Shipping Recognized By The International Maritime Organization

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, presented the International Maritime Organization (IMO) special recognition award to Campbell Shipping Company Limited (“Campbell”), December 14, 2017 at the Ministry’s offices. The award was received by Captain Rajesh Dhadwal, Managing Director/CEO of Campbell Shipping, on behalf of the entire…

It’s A Matter of Principle

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

Remarks by Minister Pintard at Rand Memorial Hospital

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – Remarks by The Honourable Michael Pintard Acting Minister Of Health; Minister Of Youth, Sports & Culture on the occasion of the visit of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG Governor General Of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas to Rand Memorial Hospital, GBHS Wednesday, December 13th, 2017…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Plane crash landed in waters of West End

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash landing of an aircraft in waters of West End on Thursday 14th December 2017. Reports are that shortly before 12:00pm, police were alerted by Air Traffic Control that a blue and white single engine aircraft coming from the United…

Bahamas set for first visit by UN expert on violence against women

Source: Bahamas Weekly The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, will undertake the first official visit of her mandate to the Bahamas from 11 to 15 December 2017 to assess how the country is working towards eliminating violence against women. “This visit will provide a…

PM reveals National Honours Regulations

Source: Jones Bahamas The Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis tabled the regulations yesterday for a National Honours System. The Prime Minister said that the system would honour persons who have sacrificially given in areas such as culture, politics, athleticism, charity and artistry, among other areas,  from both the public and private sector as…

Income Tax Coming?

Source: Jones Bahamas The government will be looking at the possibility of introducing income tax in an effort to further comply with the regulations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD). Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed in the House of Assembly yesterday that the Bahamas has been saved from…

MAN ARRAIGNED FOR COCAINE

Source: Jones Bahamas A young man was arraigned on a number of drug related charges yesterday after an  arrest which took place at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Monday. Twenty year old Shaquelle Moss of  Garden Hills Number Two, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes. Moss faced one count each…

Manhunt for Eleven Wanted Criminals

Source: Jones Bahamas Police  have released the names and sketches of eleven  criminals who they say  are on the loose  and roaming the streets.  They  are appealing to the public to assist them in nabbing these men. Police say they are targeting organized criminal groups and have so far arrested twelve suspects who…

Bain and Grants Town Library Receives Books

Source: Jones Bahamas Representatives of The Bain and Grants Town Library and Museum have received several books donated by Jones Communications Network (JCN) to enhance its library and museum. Chief Executive Officer of JCN, Wendall Jones, said that the books donated present a wealth of knowledge. “On behalf of the management of Jones…

Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir at Trinity Methodist Church

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, attended the Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir on Tuesday evening, December 12, 2017 at Trinity Methodist Church, Frederick Street.  Standing next to the Governor General is Director of the Choir, Mr. Dexter Fernander.  (BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel,…

Transport and Local Government Minister visits Cat Island and meets with Local Government and other officials

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau, The Bahamas – The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, recently led a delegation of senior officers to Cat Island where he met with Local Government practitioners and other stakeholders. Accompanying the Minister were: Permanent Secretary, Lorraine Armbrister; Director of Local Government, Cephas Cooper; Controller of…

Junior Junkanoo Press Statement & Results

Source: Bahamas Weekly On December 9th, 2017, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – in conjunction with the National Junkanoo Committee (N.J.C) and title sponsor SOL Petroleum Bahamas Ltd. — hosted the Junior Junkanoo Parade at Arawak Cay.   Due to extreme weather challenges, the parade was shortened. Twenty-two groups were scheduled…

Mrs. Evelyn Stuart Receives visit from the Governor General for her Centenary

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling visited Mrs. Evelyn Stuart at her home on Tuesday, and presented her with flowers.  Mrs. Stuart celebrates her 100th birthday on December 13, 2017. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Link: Mrs. Evelyn Stuart Receives visit from the Governor General for her Centenary

Scotia Wealth Management partners with Rotary Club of Old Fort

Source: Bahamas Weekly Scotia Wealth Management is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Old Fort’s (RCOF) 1st Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Auction.  The two Scotia Wealth Management Offices at Scotia House, 404 East Bay Street and 301 Albany Financial Center have been festively adorned by Rotarians via this…

BTC Northern Team say thanks to Retailers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Yesterday, on what was arguably the coldest day on Grand Bahama this year, the northern BTC Enterprise Sales and Marketing Team warmed things up with a special luncheon to say thank you to their loyal clients. The luncheon which was held at The Lucayan Manor House, was an opportunity for…

Poinsettias for the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre), Governor General, received an array of Poinsettias from the Grounds and Beautification Division of Bahamas National Pride organization, at Government House, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Poinsettias for the Governor General

Cat Island Students compete to assist community projects

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Frankie Campbell and a delegation from the Ministry of Transport and Local Government visited Cat Island recently. While there, Junior Councilors from Arthur’s Town High School and Old Bight High School participated in a District Local Government Junior Council speech competition at the Media Centre. The theme for…

Black Point students welcomed to Police Headquarters

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Foreign Affairs and Acting Minister of National Security the Hon. Darren Henfield (centre right) along with Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson (centre left) takes photo with students and stakeholders of the Black Point Community Youth Music Ensemble, during a recent courtesy call at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center,…

New Investment Funds Bill 2017 set to fill substantive legislative gaps

Source: Bahamas Weekly The new Investment Funds bill will transition from the older, exclusively rules or disclosure based approach to regulation of investment funds, to a modern approach that considers the conduct of industry participants, and includes appropriate prudential assessments. This according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K.…

Outstanding women celebrated for National Women’s Week

Source: Bahamas Weekly In celebration of National Women’s Week 2017, the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development recognized six Bahamian women for their accomplishments. Dame Ivy Dumont, Italia Johnson, Frances Ledee, Dame Joan Sawyer, the Hon. Janet Bostwick and Rev. Dr. Cynthia “Mother” Pratt were honored at a reception at the British…

FAO Partners with Gov’t

Source: Jones Bahamas With more than 4,000 students in the public school sector going without lunch on a daily basis, and while Operating with a budget of $3.29 million, The Ministry of Education, along with several other government agencies, including the Ministry of Agriculture, launched its National School Lunch Programme during a two-day…

Consumer Commission warns shoppers

Source: Jones Bahamas As persons  spend their money on  loved ones this Christmas season, some consumers often pay no attention to prices as they spend their money. Chairman of  The Consumer Protection Commission, Philip Beneby  has  offered some economic and efficient holiday shopping tips, as this is the busiest time of the year…

“PEOPLE ARE HURTING”—Charities under seige

Source: Jones Bahamas In a stagnant  economy, with  a moratorium on hiring and the constant layoffs  of workers have  all been contributing factors to the hard  economic times for many Bahamians.  Due to this,  local charities and shelters have all seen an increase in numbers of persons needing assistance, particularly this Christmas season.…

Tornado Damages Abaco Airport

Source: Jones Bahamas The Treasure Cay airport sustained some extensive damage  after being hit  by   tornado activity over the weekend. North Abaco administrator Tereece  Bootle in an interview with The Journal confirmed the severe rain and wind caused some extensive damage to the facility. “For the most part it is the exterior…

Human Rights Group Commends Symonette

Source: Jones Bahamas Rights Bahamas has commended  Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette for publicly recognizing that there was never any lawful basis for deporting missing detainee Jean Rony Jean-Charles to Haiti. Rights Bahamas said they consider the minister’s statements to represent a huge step forward in terms of migrants rights in The Bahamas.…

Tameka Lundy appointed AVP University Relations

Source: Bahamas Weekly In this capacity, Mrs. Lundy will have a dedicated focus on the overall strategic marketing and communication initiatives and programmes that interpret the mission of the University to its multiple constituents in order to create a climate of public and private support. She will lead the development of an evolving…

Best of the Best Regatta Prize-Giving for Sloop Sailing

Source: Bahamas Weekly Scenes from Best of the Best Regatta (Sloop Sailing) at Montagu Bay. Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis addresses the Regatta crowd, December 10, 2017 during the Best of the Best Regatta Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Awards. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)… Link: Best of the Best Regatta Prize-Giving for

Chinese Ambassador Makes Courtesy Call on Labour Minister

Source: Bahamas Weekly Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Monday, 4 December 2017. Minister Foulkes and Ambassador Huang discussed a number of topics including trade, investment, and…

BTC's 2017 Long Service Honourees at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, seated centre, and Interim CEO of BTC Dexter Cartwright, seated centre left, took photo with Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s 2017 Long Service Award Honourees, December 7, 2017 at Government House. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: BTC’s 2017 Long Service Honourees at Government House

Parker-Edgecombe cites success of NEMA/CDEMA Partnership

Source: Bahamas Weekly The success of regional countries and their various disaster management agencies in mitigating the effects of future disasters such as hurricanes while simultaneously building stronger, more resilient Caribbean countries, will largely depend upon continued regional cooperation and partnerships, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe…

Bahamas Signs 3 Air Service Agreements

Source: Jones Bahamas A major announcement in the tourism and aviation sector, as Tourism Minister Dionisio D’aguilar revealed he has  signed three (3) Air Service Agreements (ASAs) on behalf of The Bahamas with Qatar, Australia and Finland. This brings a total of  eleven   ASAs agreed between the Bahamas and other countries.  Agreements were previously signed with the Netherlands, Curaçao,…

No Revival for offshore banking, says analyst

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Free National Movement MP and financial analyst, Lester Turnquest says  The Bahamas has not truly escaped the confines of the European Union’s daunted blacklist,  but its absence is only brief peace offering for what’s to come. The Bahamas was spared from being blacklisted as a tax haven in the…

Amnesty International Calls For Urgent Action For Jean-Charles

Source: Jones Bahamas The  human rights group, Amnesty International has  issued an “Urgent Action Bulletin” on behalf of Jean Rony Jean-Charles,  after his family claimed that they did not know his whereabouts  after being deported from the Bahamas. An urgent call has been made to hundreds of amnesty associates, according to a press…

BAR PRESIDENT CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY

Source: Jones Bahamas As a society we suffer generally from a basic failure of Social Studies in our understanding of the Constitutional Order . This is the view of the President of the Bahamas Bar Association Kahlil Parker. He made  the statement   during his address to a room filled with eager law…

Judicial Reviews Still Ongoing

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

Bahamian Diplomats meet with US Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Source: Bahamas Weekly Diplomatic representatives of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas held an introductory bilateral meeting with the senior Illinois representative on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C., December 7, 2017. The Honorable Robin L. Kelly (D-IL 2nd District) met with His Excellency, Sidney Collie, Bahamas Ambassador to…

RBPF: Large sezure of drugs in inagua

Source: Bahamas Weekly Intelligence led policing has led to five (5) persons being taken into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 9th December, 2017. According to reports, around 5:00pm, a joint drug operation conducted by Officers from Drug Enforcement Unit assisted by US Drug Enforcement Agents, resulted…

Paint Fair Customer Appreciation this Saturday – Dec 9th

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – It’s Paint Fair’s Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday December 9th… 15% off storewide, up to 25% off selected items, free hotdogs with purchases and great giveaways every hour. Paint Fair is located on West Settler’s Way & Peach Tree Street… Link: Paint Fair Customer Appreciation this

Remarks by Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe at CDEMA Awards and Gala Dinner at Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Source: Bahamas Weekly Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I’m privileged to address you tonight, as you bring to a close your conference, which undoubtedly has proven both educational and enlightening for its participants. The Government of the Bahamas is indeed appreciative that our nation is once again hosting this event, now into its tenth…

Representative of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) pays courtesy call on Minister Symonette

Source: Bahamas Weekly Simone Schwartz-Delgado, Senior Regional Protection Officer/Caribbean Protection Unit, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Washington, D.C. paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry’s offices, December 7, 2017. (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)… Link: Representative

The Star – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly This is the story of a young donkey who dreams of joining a traveling caravan with his dove best friend if he can escape the miller who owns him. During a successful escape attempt he finds his way into the home of a young carpenter and his pregnant wife who…

Major Drug Bust In Andros

Source: Jones Bahamas A major drug seizure in Andros yesterday, leaving over 10,000 pounds of marijuana in the hands of police officials.   According to police reports, around 1pm on Wednesday Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers, along with US Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA), were on routine patrol in the North Andros area when…

JOB TRAINING FOR AT RISK YOUTH

Source: Jones Bahamas With one day left before the registration process ends for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme Employability Survey, the Bahamas Department of Labour along with the Ministry of National Security are making efforts to ensure that as many at-risk, unemployed youths between the ages of 16-29 years of age are…

Passport Renewal Expedited

Source: Jones Bahamas Launched in January of this year, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the new Polycarbonate E-Passport supersedes the electronic passport introduced in 2007, making room for a quick turnaround time, according to Chief Passport Officer, Clarence Russell. Speaking at a Rotary Club Of Southeast Nassau meeting, Mr. Russell said that…

JUDGE GRANTS HABEAS CORPUS

Source: Jones Bahamas Supreme Court Justice Mr. Gregory Hilton yesterday granted application for a writ of Habeas Corpus in a case brought by Queen’s Counsel Fred Smith against The Carmichael Detention Center and the Immigration Department.   Mr. Smith was escorted off the property of The Carmichael Detention Center on Monday after attempting…

Senate Approves Financial Bills

Source: Jones Bahamas The Senate yesterday passed the compendium of bills to provide for compliance by The Bahamas with international standards in financial services.   Mirroring the contributions coming out of the lower chamber, the opposition supported the bills passed in the house of assembly on Wednesday.   Leading the opposition’s contribution on…

The Governor General of The Bahamas welcomes Organizers and Guests of Celebrating Women International

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, seated centre, received the Organizers of Celebrating Women International and Specially Invited Guests of the Board of Governors in a Courtesy Call in the Drawing Room of Government House, December 1, 2017.  A Reception followed.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)… Link: The Governor General of

RBPF: Large drugs sezure in Andros

Source: Bahamas Weekly According to reports around 1:00pm on Wednesday 6th December, 2017 Drug Enforcement Unit Officers along with US Drug Enforcement Agents were on routine patrol in the North Andros area when they discovered a Marijuana field in the area of Owens’ Town. An estimated eight thousand (8,000) marijuana plants were uprooted.  …

Restructuring and Insolvency Association formed in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (Bahamas) (“RISA Bahamas”) has been formed as a local professional body for those practicing restructuring and insolvency. A principle focus of the organization will be on professional education and training. On 25 January 2017, RISA Bahamas was ratified as a member association of the…

‘Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities’

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development hosted several activities to commemorate ‘National Women’s Week 2017’ being observed in The Bahamas November 26 through December 9. The activities reflect the progress of Bahamian women, celebrate their accomplishments and address social issues impacting them.…

Rights Bahamas Says Fire Immigration Minister and Director

Source: Jones Bahamas Rights Bahamas is calling on Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to fire his Minister of Immigration, Brent Symonette and the Director of Immigration Williiam Pratt. The Human Rights group says both men “must be recognized as the purveyors of human misery and injustice.” Rights Bahamas says that Jean Rony Jean-Charles,…

SANITATION WORKERS PROTEST HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

Source: Jones Bahamas Employees of Bahamas Waste Limited have registered a litany of complaints on hazardous working conditions which are injurious to their health and safety. During a Press Conference at The House of Labour, one employes said, “every day we leave the yard at 3am or 5am, we’re at risk. When we…

Man Remanded For Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas A 32-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court for the alleged shooting death of 34-year-old Antoine Pierre. Appearing before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes, Brisson Jean was formally charged with the September 2, 2016 murder of Pierre. According to l police reports, Pierre who was shot multiple times in the…

Bahamas Spared Blacklist Gov’t Takes measures

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahama has been spared being blacklisted by the European Union, although five Caribbean countries have not been able to avoid the blacklist of tax havens that are not compliant with the EU standards. Countries like Barbados, Grenada, Panama, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago were among those black- listed.…

Bain Town MP DEFENDS Innocence

Source: Jones Bahamas Bain and Grants Town Member of Parliament Travis Robinson yesterday said allegations on social media that he committed extortion are absolutely false. Robinson said he did not commit any such crime and the that there is no merit to those comments. “Those comments are totally fabricated. “I continue to work hard…

DPM Addresses IDB Fiscal Policy Frameworks Workshop

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest addressed the regional workshop “Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Frameworks for the Caribbean Region,” presented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The two-day event was held at the British Colonial Hilton, December 4 and 5, 2017 and brought together stakeholders…

The Truth Must Be Taken- Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly A former operative for a special operations branch of the military is now a vigilante seeking vengeance for the death of his family due to his involvement in a large conspiracy. As he executes all those responsible for the deaths, he teams with a former intelligence analyst in hiding due…

Atlantis' Top Executives make courtesy call on Labour Minister

Source: Bahamas Weekly Atlantis Resort’s top senior executives recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. Minister Foulkes met with Atlantis’ new President and Managing Director, Ms. Audrey Oswell who was accompanied by Atlantis’ Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Mrs.…

Delegates at CDM10 sign Petition for advancing school safety

Source: Bahamas Weekly At the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, delegates recommitted themselves to advancing school safety in the Caribbean. Pictured signing the Petition on Caribbean Safe School Programme are Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA and Captain Stephen Russell, Director, NEMA. The Bahamas is hosting the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive…

RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm seized, 1 man arrested – Illegal firearms recovered – Firearms licensing office new operating hours

Source: Bahamas Weekly Illegal firearm seized, 1 man arrested:Police has taken an adult male into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Monday 4th December, 2017… Illegal firearms recovered:Shortly after 4:00pm on Monday 4th December, 2017 Anti-Gang and Firearms Officers acting on information went to a Community Park on McKinney Avenue,…

Centurion Scholarship Fund launched

Source: Jones Bahamas The celebrations of Olympian and philanthropist Sir Durward Knowles’ birthday continued yesterday with his alma mater Queens College hosting a celebratory assembly. Sir  Durward’s   contributions to the school and the nation were commemorated by a newly constructed monument on the school’s property. Also in his honour,  the school launched…

FINANCE MINISTER ADDRESSES OBSTACLES TO GROWTH

Source: Jones Bahamas How does one achieve the desired degree of fiscal adjustment and anchor the credibility of government’s budget policies, so that the gains can be sustained over the medium term? Finance  Minister K. Peter Turnquest posed this question to the participants of a seminar held at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel…

UB begins “Centers Of Excellence”

Source: Jones Bahamas Centers of Excellence being developed at The University of The Bahamas are going to be critical in nation-building and in  the diversification of the Bahamian economy, according to the University’s President, Doctor Rodney Smith. While appearing as a guest on the Love 97/JCN radio and television program “Jones and Company”, …

RBPF sees downward trend in crime

Source: Jones Bahamas Police presence will be increased day, night, weekly and around the clock, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Stephen Dean told the media yesterday. With Christmas only 20 days away,  The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) wants to ensure Bahamians they will be prevalent during this Christmas Season as police…

AG ACCUSES PLP OF “ RACE-BAITING”

Source: Jones Bahamas Leader of Government Business in the Senate and Attorney General  Carl Bethel, has accused the opposition  Progressive Liberal Party of intimidating the Bahamian people with their “tired old tactics,” creating irrational fear and scaremongering. “I must observe that the debate in social circles has, in my view, been reduced to…

eLearning Pilot Programme Introduced at Willard Patton

Source: Bahamas Weekly Education officials and officials in the Economic Development and Planning Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister celebrated the launch of the Government’s Over-the-Hill Rejuvenation Pre-Assessment Phase Programme Monday (December 4) with the introduction of the eLearning Pilot Project at the Willard Patton Pre-School, Augusta Street. The eLearning Project…

PM Minnis launches ‘Over-the-Hill’ Initiative with Pilot eLearning Project

Source: Bahamas Weekly Preliminary work on the Minnis Administration’s dream of empowering Over-the-Hill Communities throughout The Bahamas got underway Monday (December 4) at Willard Patton Early Learning Centre (Pre-School) with the launch of the Pilot eLearning Project. The eLearning Project is a component of the Over-the-Hill Rejuvenation Pre-Assessment Phase. Monday’s launch was the…

Caribbean Focusing on Resilience at CDM10 Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management opened just days after the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended, with stark reminders of how vulnerable the region is to catastrophic disasters. The Hurricane Season ended on November 30, with countries in the region still recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which…

The Unexplained

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

Prime Minister Minnis remarks at Opening Ceremony 10th Caribbean Conference, Comprehensive Disaster Management

Source: Bahamas Weekly Remarks Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas 10th Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Conference Melia Nassau Beach Resort Monday, 4 December 2017 8:30 A.M  Conference participants, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, It is my great pleasure to address the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive…

Italian Consulate donates to NEMA for Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts

Source: Bahamas Weekly Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, accepted a cheque for $3,600 from Alberto G. Suighi, Honorary Consul General for Italy, towards hurricane relief efforts.  Also present was Chanelle Brown, Head, Economic Trade and Sustainable Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The donation was presented on behalf…

Grouper Season Closed

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) is calling on citizens to respect the closed season and choose an alternative during the spawning period. The annual Nassau grouper closed season began December 1st and runs until February 28, 2018. In a statement the group said it is critically important that…

PM Minnis Welcomes Criticism

Source: Jones Bahamas The Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has said he is open to constructive criticism admitting that he has made some mistakes in his short tenure as Prime Minister. Dr. Minnis has been under the gun over the past few months mainly due to his immigration ultimatum and most recently the…

PM Says Diversification Will Grow Economy

Source: Jones Bahamas Combatting the recent backlash surrounding the passing of the Commercial Enterprises Brill, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has said diversification will grow the economy. In a statement released yesterday Dr. Minnis said the Commercial Enterprises Bill is designed to attract both local and international investment to The Bahamas in job…

Roberts Blasts Bannister Over BPL Resignations

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has hit out at Minister of Works Desmond Bannister after the sudden resignations of several top Bahamas Power and Light executives over the weekend. In a statement Mr. Roberts said Mr. Bannister knowingly misled the House and the nation and was being neither…

Four Traffic Fatalities in Two Days

Source: Jones Bahamas Four persons were killed in three separate traffic accidents over the weekend. In the first incident, shortly before 9am Saturday, police in Grand Bahama were called to a traffic accident that occurred on Frobisher Drive and Hearne Lane, involving a white 2006 Ford F- 150 truck and a 68year old…

Former Investments Minister, Chamber Chairman Khaalis Rolle to Head Sterling Global Financial’s New Arm, Sterling Global Advisors Ltd.

Source: Bahamas Weekly Leading real estate development financing firm Sterling Global Financial announced today it is set to launch a new advisory arm, adding a service the firm’s chairman said would bolster its strategic growth with its ability to assist clients with core services including structure, management, banking, financing, and operations. The new…

Minister Dames lauds Prison Fellowship "Angel Tree" Programme

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames speaks at the Official Launching of the Angel Tree Programme, on December 1, 2017, at Town Centre Mall. Prison Fellowship Bahamas sponsors the fundraising and volunteer-driven programme; and it is a way for the children of prisoners to receive Christmas presents on…

PM Minnis Applauds Alliance Literally ‘Made in Paradise’

Source: Bahamas Weekly The alliance of two of the world’s more significant luxury brands on Paradise Island, both of which are respected globally for their upscale luxury and exquisite service, will further assist The Bahamas in its ongoing efforts to establish itself as a global luxury destination. Addressing the Opening of the newly…

Bahamas Ambassador Collie presents Credentials to U.S. President Trump

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency Sidney Collie presented letters of credence to United States President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, November 29, officially accrediting him as Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United States of America.  In his presentation to President Trump, Collie highlighted the shared history…

Where Was Their Duty To Country?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

BTVI Partners help build new Media Tech Program

Source: Bahamas Weekly Commonwealth Brewery Limited and Cable Bahamas Limited have partnered with the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to further develop its new Media Technology program. The program, which began this fall, provides students with the skills needed to obtain careers in radio production, tv production, camera operation, radio control room…

Business Empowerment Instructors Mobilize in Work Session

Source: Bahamas Weekly Committee members and lecturers of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Empowerment Programme were on Thursday, November 30, welcomed by Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. The Minister thanked them for participating in the programme, and added that their role…

Fashion Week Goes Eco, Aussie Style

Source: Bahamas Weekly Fashion Gets Ethical Down Under… Australia could well be leading the way in the slow fashion movement. With a promise to deliver sustainable fashion to Perth on a global level by promoting and showcasing ethical designers and artists, the inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) did just that from November…

Courtesy call on Education Minister by Chinese Ambassador

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Chinese Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Haung Quiguo, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education, The Honorable Jeffrey Lloyd at his office on University Blvd. Accompanying the Ambassador was Ying Qu, First Secretary of the Economic & Commercial Counsellor’s Office of The Bahamas,…

Was It Sedition?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review   The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of the Government opposition party, and…

Archbishop Condemns Bill

Source: Jones Bahamas Retired Anglican Archbishop Drexel Gomez, is on the side of those who agree the Commercial Enterprise Bill needs to be rethought, a suggestion he hopes the government gives serious consideration.   Weighing in on the Commercial Enterprises Bill, while appearing as a guest on Love 97’s evening talk show “On…

“I’M BEING USED,” SAYS COURT WITNESS

Source: Jones Bahamas The woman who is the prosecution’s lead witness in the extortion case against a former Member of Parliament told the Court “I don’t want to be here, I feel like I’m being used.” Mrs. Barbara Hanna, owner of Magic Touch Cleaning Services gave this shocking testimony in the first day of…

ALIV Donates Blood Van

Source: Jones Bahamas Through its three-year partnership, ALIV, the newest mobile network revealed its plans during this Christmas season, to donate a blood van to the Friends of the Blood Bank (FOTB), which will allow the foundation ease of access when hosting blood drives. Bianca Bethel-Sawyer, ALIV’s Events, Sponsorship and Community Manager, during…

RONNIE BUTLER PRAISED IN MEMORIAL SERVICE

Source: Jones Bahamas Scores of Bahamians, including political leaders, musicians and other community notables attended
a memorial service yesterday in honour of musical legend Ronnie Butler. Butler has been described as a pioneer and an excellent musician, but Ronnie Butler Jr said “he was simply dad.” “When I let go of who I thought…

Remarks by Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe at ICT Week

Source: Bahamas Weekly Remarks By Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, with Responsibility for Information and Communications Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe at URCA/Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s (CTU) ‘ICT Week’ November 28, 2017: Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel QC, Attorney Randol Dorsett, Chairman of the Utilities…

RBPF Nassau – Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery – Illegal gun seized, 2 males in custody, stolen vehicle recovered- 122 drivers ticketed

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery: Police are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday 29th November 2017. Shortly after 6:00pm, police received information that a man and a woman were on a beach in western New Providence when they were approached…

The Governor General welcomes students and staff of Black Point All-Age School

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, welcomed students and staff of Black Point All-Age School, Exuma, at Government House on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)…   Link: The Governor General welcomes students and staff of Black Point All-Age School

BISX Lists the Artisans of Value Fund

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that the Artisans of Value Ltd. (SAC) Brick1 Cell Dubai (the “Fund”) has successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process. As a result, the Fund’s shares have now been added to the roster of funds listed on the Exchange.…

Prime Minister Attends Memorial Service for the Late Ronnie Butler

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis (right), Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis (centre), and Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie (left) are pictured in attendance at the Memorial Service for ‘Godfather of Bahamian Music,’ Prince Ronald “Ronnie” Butler, MBE at William Johnson Auditorium of the Church of God,…

Environment Minister Ferreira Addressed 5th UN Global Geospatial Information Management Forum

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira under the theme, “Implementing The Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Geospatial Technology And Innovation,” addressed the 5th High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel in Mexico City, November…

Hyatt Community Grant awarded to Gentlemen’s Club

Source: Bahamas Weekly Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is proud to announce that a local organization, The Beautillion Committee Gentlemen’s Club, has been awarded a 2017 Hyatt Community Grant in the amount of US $5,000.00. It is the first organization in The Bahamas to receive the award and is one of only 31 non…

Women's Rugby Introduced in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly This Saturday December 2 Nassau ladies will be coming to Freeport to show case Rugby to girls and ladies interested in playing the sport. ALL interested girls/ ladies should be at The Club for 2pm for coaching sessions. This will be followed at 4pm by an Inter Men’s squad game…

Bahamian Author urges students to cultivate unique talents

Source: Bahamas Weekly “Never sell yourself short!” These words of advice came today from Bahamian author and retired Jurist Cheryl Albury as she addressed a group of public and private school students at a Literature Conclave at the Elizabeth Estates Library. The well-respected Bahamian writer encouraged her rapt audience of junior and senior…

Government to fully integrate all essential services

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Government of The Bahamas is committed to utilizing technology as a catalyst for national development, including using technology to integrate all of the country’s essential services, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said Tuesday. Another end result will be the creation of a…

Parker-Edgecombe Extols Virtues of ICTs

Source: Bahamas Weekly Information Communications Technology (ICT) is the engine that is driving global developments in the 21st Century, changing the way countries, businesses and individual citizens communicate, execute business and interact socially, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said. Addressing the Opening Session of the URCA/Caribbean…

Regional Fiscal Policy Workshop To Be Held in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Inter-American Development Bank and The Ministry of Finance of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas are hosting a regional Fiscal Policy Workshop for key public and private sector stakeholders and policy-makers on Monday December 4, 2017, and Tuesday December 5, 2017, at The British Colonial Hilton Hotel.   The workshop…

ALIV partners with Tech giant Apple

Source: Jones Bahamas ALIV Communications Provider has partnered with multinational technology giant Apple to launch a coveted item this Christmas, the iPhone 10. Also known as the iPhone X, it will be available in stores on December 15th. ALIV made such announcement yesterday during a press conference held at their headquarters. After numerous…

20 Year Old Charged With Attempted Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas Twenty-year old Javor Ferguson was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court for the attempted murder of Latrell Johnson. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, yesterday, Ferguson was charged with one count of attempting to unlawfully and intentionally cause the death of Johnson on Friday November 24. According to police reports, on Friday…

Nurses Challenged To Care

Source: Jones Bahamas After fourteen weeks of in-school and physical training, nearly thirty men and women have completed the first step in becoming certified health care providers as they received their Patient Care Assistant (PCA) certificates yesterday at their graduation. Nursing Services Advisor Lillian Charlton said “the goal was to build on the…

Son Remanded For Father’s Death

Source: Jones Bahamas A 21-year-old son, Lee Sweeting, was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Corrections until January 2018, for the alleged stabbing death of his 76-year-old father, Leon Sweeting yesterday. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, Sweeting, of Russell Drive, Bamboo Town, with a noticeable injured finger and a bandaged right hand,…

RBPF Grand Bahama – Stabbing incident

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left two females hospitalized. Report are that on Monday 27th November 2017 shortly after 8:00pm, police were called to a business establishment at the International Bazaar, upon arrival officers were informed of an altercation which resulted in two females…

CTU looks to benefits of single Caribbean Cyber Platform

Source: Bahamas Weekly Some 40 key policymakers from member states of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and 100 professionals and executives will assemble at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island to participate in workshops, conferences and seminars all week until this Friday, December 1. Today, November 27, marks the beginning of Information and…

UAB and OHIO accept 2017 bahamas bowl invitations

Source: Bahamas Weekly UAB will represent Conference USA and Ohio will represent the Mid-American Conference as both institutions accepted bids to the 2017 Bahamas Bowl, set for Friday, Dec. 22 in Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. The Bahamas Bowl will be played at 12:30 p.m. ET, and the contest will be televised…

Scenes from 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell and a delegation represented The Bahamas recently at the Commonwealth Local Government Forum in Valletta, Malta. Among the delegation was the Director of Local Government, Cephas Cooper; LaShanta Greenslade, Officer in charge of the Local Government Junior Council; and…

Is The Bahamas Still On A List Of Rogue Nations?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review   The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas and the attacks on the Government of The…

Chamber Calls For Balance In New Bill

Source: Jones Bahamas While welcoming the Commercial Enterprise Bill, as attracting Foreign Direct Investment to develop certain sectors of the economy is essential to growth and development, The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) says there needs to be balance in the investment with local businesses. “Attracting foreign investment and the…

Police Officers Seek Overtime Payout

Source: Jones Bahamas Police Officers are set to receive their third overtime compensation in early 2018, according to Executive Chairman, Sonny Miller.   Speaking with the media at the launch of its quarterly news digest, Mr. Miller said that they have already been given the month they will receive their due compensation.  …

$10,000 DONATION FOR ROOTS GROUP

Source: Jones Bahamas The Roots Junkanoo group has received a much needed donation.   The reigning New Years day champions received $10,000 from Bahamas Striping Group of Companies towards the upcoming holiday parades.   Managing director of Bahamas Striping Dr. Allen Albury said the investment was an investment in community.   “I think…

PLP WARNS FOREIGN INVESTORS–Promises to repeal New Commercial Bill

Source: Jones Bahamas The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has out rightly rejected the Commercial Enterprises Bill calling it “fundamentally flawed, fundamentally wrong and fundamentally ill- conceived”. In a press statement, Leader of the Opposition, Philip Davis said that the bill when the party returns to office it will be repealed. “The PLP is…

Environment Minister Ferreira addressed the 2017 Montreal Protocol Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira addressed, on behalf of the Bahamian Government, the distinguished panel of global environmental experts at the Montreal Protocol Conference discussing earth’s Ozone Layer concerns, November 23, 2017. Minister Ferreira first thanked the Ozone Secretariat, Multilateral Fund, environmental agencies, and all…

HM Coroner investigating shooting incident – Searching for suspects in 2 separate armed robberies – Investigate 1 shooting that occurred overnight

Source: Bahamas Weekly HM coroner investigating shooting incident: Her Majesty’s Coroner is investigating a shooting that occurred shortly before 9:00pm on Saturday 25th November, 2017 at Beatrice Avenue and Bay Lilly Drive, where a male suspect was shot after he attempted to knock down police officers with his vehicle… Searching for suspects in…

Third Edition of Mister Teen Bahamas set for February 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mister Bahamas Organization is in search of the teen role model destined to wear the  2018  Mister Teen Bahamas title.  While we have had two impressive young men (Anthony Quant – Freeport and Nicholas Fox – Nassau) wear the title in the past the opportunity to represent the country internationally…

Financial Services Officials At 2017 STEP Asia Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. T. Brent Symonette, along with members of the Financial Services and Trade units attended the 2017 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Asia Conference, which was held in Singapore on 7th – 8th November, 2017.   The conference…

RBPF Nassau: Investigate 3 separate shootings that occurred overnight, 1 man in custody – Police searching for suspects in 3 separate armed robberies

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police investigate three separate shootings that occurred overnight, 1 man in custody: Police have launched an island-wide manhunt for the suspects responsible for three separate shootings that has left three men in hospital.  In the first incident, around 8:00pm, Friday 24th November, 2017, Police received a report that a man…

PM Minnis: ‘Sir Ali’ gave country full measure of his devotion

Source: Bahamas Weekly Former Cabinet Minister, Member of Parliament and House Speaker, Sir Arlington Griffith Butler, K.C.M.G., was remembered Friday (November 24, 2017) as a man who responded to the injustices of his times by entering the political arena to help bring about racial, economic and social equality in The Bahamas. Sir Arlington…

Press Statement: BTC Addresses Number Portability Issues

Source: Bahamas Weekly This statement is attributed to Mrs. Nicole Watkins, Vice President for Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Interconnection: On Friday, November 24th, BTC experienced an unexpected and momentary fault with its technology systems supporting the number portability process. BTC was in contact with both the second mobile provider and the regulator, whilst…

The Indisputable Facts

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

Disruption in Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Services

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) understands that there have been significant and unacceptable delays in the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service experienced by persons seeking to port mobile number during the course of today, 24 November 2017. The fault appears to impact primarily those customers seeking to switch…

BPL PARTNERS WITH SUNCASH

Source: Jones Bahamas   Bahamas Power and Light announced a partnership yesterday that could help customers on the go. The power company will be joining forces with Sun Island Transfers to offer another pay option for customers. The SunCash payments platform currently offers international and domestic send money, pay utility bills and top…

Shaq and Dames Hands Out Turkeys

Source: Jones Bahamas The constituents of Mount Moriah received a Thanksgiving surprise yesterday. The representative for the Minister of National Security and Member of Parliament for the Mount Moriah constituency Marvin Dames went into the community with former basketball NBA star Shaquille O’Neal giving gifts.   The pair handed out turkeys to residents…

PLP Celebrates Anniversary

Source: Jones Bahamas The Progressive Liberal Party yesterday celebrated its 64th anniversary. The party took the time to salute both its founders and leaders while reflecting on its accomplishments and the road ahead to the 2022 general election.   The PLP while in government has been credited with building tourism into a multi-billion…

ACCUSED MURDERER REMANDED

Source: Jones Bahamas A twenty two year old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with murder and armed robbery. Michael Newland of Montell Heights was charged with one count of murder and five counts of armed robbery before Magistrate Samuel McKinney.   He is accused of causing the death of Martin…

BAHAMIANS THANKFUL FOR FREEDOMS

Source: Jones Bahamas Thanksgiving is a time of feasting and fellowship for many families in the United States as they would gather from around the world to celebrate the festive time with each other. However,Bahamians have a different attitude toward the U.S. holiday.   Many Bahamians have different perspectives of giving thanks, especially in…

Career and Job Fair for NTA Trainees

Source: Bahamas Weekly Executive Director of the National Training Agency (NTA) Gadville McDonald addressed young trainees and the workforce representatives at a one-day Career and Job Fair at NTA’s facilities, Gladstone Road, November 22, 2017.  The participants, NTA’s most recent trainee cohort, were introduced to diverse career opportunities at Nassau Flight Services, Comfort…

House Divided On Commercial Enterprise Bill

Source: Jones Bahamas Despite the opposition’s push to delay debate on the commercial enterprise bill in the interest of further consultation, the government yesterday pressed ahead with the proposed legislation that is being touted as one that encourages both domestic and foreign investment.   Taking the lead for the government, State Minister for…

HeadKnowles launches second Telethon to help Hurricane Victims

Source: Jones Bahamas For the second time, local charity, HeadKnowles Ltd. Foundation is preparing for a ‘Helping to Heal’ Telethon for southern islands, Salina Point, Acklins and Ragged Island which were ravished during Hurricane Irma. Partnering with the telecommunications company ALIV, HeadKnowles Ltd. representative, Patrina Khoo Farquharson hopes that the Telethon will prove…

Cabinet Office – Official Funeral of Sir Arlington Butler

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Cabinet Office announced today that an Official Funeral will be held for Sir Arlington Butler K.C.M.G, former Cabinet Minister & Parliamentarian, on Friday, 24th November, 2017 at 11 :00 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George and King Streets. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, JFK Drive.…

Accused Murderer denied Bail

Source: Jones Bahamas A man wanted for murder was formally charged before the courts yesterday. Twenty four year old Byron Demeritte of Garden View, Bernard Road was charged with one count of unlawfully intentionally causing the death of teenager Mitchell Munroe on September 16th while on Johnson Road, Fox Hill. According to police,…

RBDF BACK FROM DOMINICA

Source: Jones Bahamas The Royal Bahamas Defense Force crew aboard the HMBS Lawrence Major, returned home yesterday from a historic disaster relief and recovery trip. After over 3,000 miles, the 44 man crew of the HMBS Lawrence major – that’s 23 RBDF officers and marines, two emergency technicians, 12 Defence force technicians ,…

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Grand Lucayan

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Grand Lucayan Grand Bahama Island For Reservations call 1-855-321-0826… Link: Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Grand Lucayan

Bahamas Red Cross Society Announces 2018 Ball

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Committee for the 46th Annual Red Cross Ball today announced that planning was underway for the signature formal event of the 2018 calendar. Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Ball will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018…

Government welcomes expressions of interest in landfill management

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira announced, November 20, that the public is invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) and proposal requests for potential investment and management services to provide the deconstruction, remediation, and operation of the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, located on Tonique Williams…

TB CASES INCREASE


Source: Jones Bahamas A large number of people have been exposed to Tuberculosis (TB) in Eleuthera.  At last count, health officials had gotten through roughly 2,000 people with 235 confirmed TB cases on that island. Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said, “what we have found thus far is that more than 100 persons…

Zonta Club Highlights Gender Based Violence

Source: Jones Bahamas There are more cases of violence reported against women and children than in men. However,  violence itself is not biased. After some statistic research, one in three women is affected and one in seven men have reported gender violence, which pans out to one hundred in every seven hundred men,…

No Apology Minnis On Baha Mar

Source: Jones Bahamas The opposition’s call for Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis to apologize to Bahamians for what they call ‘deceitfulness’, regarding his former stance on Baha Mar will not be satisfied, according to Press Secretary, Anthony Newbold. During the weekly press briefing, Mr. Newbold, responding to whether or not Dr. Minnis had…

PLP Seeks Constitutional Reform

Source: Jones Bahamas The Progressive Liberal Party is   undergoing reconstruction and has commissioned a constitution committee  to review its party’s policies. The committee will make recommendations as to what changes the party  needs to make in pushing ahead to the next election. Former PLP  Chairman, attorney Raynard Rigby, will head the committee…

Police Search Murder Suspects

Source: Jones Bahamas Authorities are searching from two men wanted in connection with a murder. Police  are searching  for 23-year-old Michael Newland of Montel Heights and 24-year-old Byron Bradley Demeritte of Garden View Estates. Newland is of dark brown complexion, slim build and stands between five feet eight inches and five feet ten…

RBPF Nassau: Police search for suspects in shooting

Source: Bahamas Weekly The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigation into a shooting incident that has left one male in hospital on Tuesday 21st November 2017. Reports are that, shortly before 12 noon, a man was walking on Providence Avenue, Chippingham, when the occupants of a…

BTVI presents donation to Cancer Society

Source: Bahamas Weekly For years, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has been a supporter of promoting breast cancer awareness. With community engagement being one of BTVI’s strategic plan goals, the institution recently held its annual Pink Awareness Bake Sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to The Cancer Society of The…

CARGO comes to Freeport on December 8 for One Night Only

Source: Bahamas Weekly Best Ever Film Ltd. in partnership with Artistic Soul Productions Studio (ASPS) announces the Freeport Gala Premiere of “Cargo”, the largest Bahamian film project ever. The “Cargo” Gala Premiere in Freeport is open to the public and will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at A Social Affair Convention…

Beautiful Trees for a Beautiful Season and Reason!

Source: Bahamas Weekly For the last 40 years, the Lucaya Presbyterian Church has sold real Christmas trees to the Grand Bahama community; and starting this week that tradition will continue. The annual Christmas Tree sale remains the church’s primary fundraiser to support their programs, which include giving to those in need, most recently…

Pilots Flying Into Lakeland Regional Airport from Grand Bahama become first international flight to clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Source: Bahamas Weekly On November 16, 2017, Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida commissioned its airport facility as the newest port of entry for U.S. Customs and Border Protection clearance.  Four pilots who arrived into the Lakeland Airport facility out of Grand Bahama Island on a Cessna 182 series aircraft, owned by…

NEMA speaks at CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly Participating in the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference on Resilience in the Caribbean, Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) delivers a statement on the assessment and needs of The Bahamas following the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria… Link: NEMA speaks at CARICOM-UN High Level

No Truce—What’s A Person To Do?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review   The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of the Government opposition party (the…

Say No to Violence

Source: Jones Bahamas Violence against women is a global concern and the Bahamas is right up there with the rest of the world. Ms. Curry, Director of Department of Gender and Family Affairs for the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development said during a press conference last week for the Say No…

Condolences Pour In For “Ronnie”

Source: Jones Bahamas Ronnie Butler’s passing undoubtedly affects thousands of people not only in The Bahamas, but throughout the world. This was evidenced by the countless number of emotional tributes pouring in for this Bahamian Icon.   While has family has not made and official statement on his passing at this time, his…

PM Lashes Press Over “Bias”

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis hit out at local newspaper editors over what he deemed conflict of interest as well as the sensationalizing of political journalism.   His comments came in an address at the 3rd annual Bahamas Press Club Awards held at the British Colonial Hilton over the weekend.…

RBPF Bimini: Possession of dangerous drugs

Source: Bahamas Weekly Five men are in police custody in Bimini after they were found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs. Reports are that on Sunday 19th November 2017 shortly before 9:00pm, a team of officers on the island of Bimini executed a search warrant at a residence on Buccaneers Point,…

Bahamas turns on charm at Wisconsin International Folk Fair

Source: Bahamas Weekly In true Bahamian style, the Rake n Scrape delegation lit up the stage with their colorful renditions at this year’s Holiday Folk Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin. The international festival, which is held annually over a five-day span at the Exposition Center of Wisconsin State Fair Park, is home to…

UB Gala Beats Half Million $ Target for Student Scholarships

Source: Bahamas Weekly In a powerful statement about the community’s belief in the transformational impact of higher education, the University of The Bahamas President’s Gala Soirée has exceeded the anticipated fundraising target.   The inaugural event was the institution’s first major fundraiser since transitioning to University. The Soirée paired excellence with elegance as…

Komolafe: The Passing of Ronnie Butler

Source: Bahamas Weekly Today, we mourn the loss of a music legend, cultural icon, talented artist and true Bahamian. Ronald “Ronnie” Butler Sr. MBE epitomized the indomitable Bahamian spirit and exemplified all that defines the people of this great nation. The Godfather of Bahamian Music was loved and admired both at home and…

Annual Thanksgiving Basketball Classic tips off with BTC

Source: Bahamas Weekly In the arena of youth, sports and development no institution shines quite like the Tabernacle Christian Academy. Having developed a reputation for churning out some of the best and brightest basketball stars the island of Grand Bahama has ever produced. Tabernacle Academy has maintained their commitment to their students through…

Morocco & Saint Lucia to deepen cooperation on agriculture, tourism and exchange of expertise

Source: Bahamas Weekly Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Chairman and Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet, met with Morocco’s Prime Minister, Honourable Saad-Eddine El Othmani, on November 11th 2017 to discuss deepening diplomatic and economic relations with Saint Lucia and the OECS. The two leaders spoke of the establishment of…

PM Minnis officially welcomes SLS Brand to The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis officially welcomed the SLS Brand to The Bahamas during the Official Opening of the SLS Baha Mar, Friday night. SLS adds to the collection of global brands at Baha Mar, including the Grand Hyatt and Rosewood brands, in addition to the presence…

PM Minnis Promotes ‘Bahamian Experience’ at Baha Mar

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Friday urged officials at Baha Mar to ensure that additional ways are found to further weave Bahamian art and culture and the Bahamian experience into the resort experience.  He was addressing the Official Opening of SLS Baha Mar. SLS is a signature,…

Fonkoze Founder Pays Courtesy Call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Father Joseph Philippe (centre right), Founder of Fonkoze, a financial services organization to lift Haitians, primarily women, out of poverty — paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, accompanied by Mr. Damien Blackburn (centre left) and others at Government House on Thursday, November 16, 2017… 

Ambassador of Austria pays courtesy call on Minister Brent Symonette

Source: Bahamas Weekly Ambassador of Austria to The Bahamas, His Excellency Wolfgang Walder (right) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Investment and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry’s offices, November 16, 2017.  In photo with staff, from left: Angelique Sawyer, Financial & Trade Officer; Latonia…

More BPL Fraud Charges

Source: Jones Bahamas Just several days after an all points bulletin was put out for their arrests, the other two men wanted in connection with a Bahamas Power and Light investigation were charged yesterday. Appearing before chief magistrate Joy-Ann Ferguson Pratt were attorney Che Campbell Chase and former BPL employee James Dean. Thirty-five-year-old…

Bahamasair Revenue Improves

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamasair’s Managing Director, Tracy Cooper  says there has been  a ten  to fifteen per cent improvement in the overall revenue of the national flag carrier. Bahamasair has extended their  flight schedule  to other countries. Speaking with the Bahama Journal  on  the airline’s inaugural flight to Houston, Texas, Mr. Cooper said,…

Shooting Near Primary School

Source: Jones Bahamas Students and parents of St. Francis and Joseph’s Catholic school experienced quite a scare yesterday when a brazen afternoon shooting took place near the school’s campus. According to police reports, shortly before 3pm, they received information that a male was shot in a parking lot near the school located on…

“Crime Trending Down,” Says Dean

Source: Jones Bahamas Gangs violence is an everyday reality that the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is contending with. However, with a new perspective in combating crime and criminal elements, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Stephen Dean said that there are some initiatives the force is taking in the fight against crime.…

BOB IS DOWNSIZING

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bank of the Bahamas has  confirmed that it began downsizing The statement yesterday   the bank said it  is doing what it calls  ‘right sizing’ in an effort to get the bank back on a path of sustainable profitability to enhance their shareholders’ and stakeholders’ value. Bank officials have…

Minister Dames opens Stan Patrol User Group Meeting

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames on Wednesday thanked the organisers and sponsors of the 3rd Annual Stan Patrol User Group (SPUG) Meeting, and associated events and all of the presenters and participants whom, over the following two days “will have the opportunity to discuss and share experiences…

Infusion Of Millions Into Economy Blocked

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

CTI paid courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs

Source: Bahamas Weekly Members of the Convention Against Torture Initiative (CTI) paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and senior Ministry officials on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Ministry’s offices.  The delegation was headed by H.E. Ib Petersen, Danish Ambassador to the United Nations, along with…

Fake report on social media concerning Immigration Enforcement

Source: Bahamas Weekly We have become aware of a fake report circulating on social media which purports to communicate certain new rules related to Immigration Enforcement. Among its claims are that all Bahamians must now produce their Bahamian e-Passport upon demand; that foreigners must be able to produce passports with an entry stamp;…

International Day to end violence against women and girls

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development will, on 25 November 2017, commemorate a day designated by the United Nations (UN) in 1999 as the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” (IDEVAW).   To underscore the importance of this day, a…

Bank of the Bahamas downsizing

Source: Jones Bahamas Bank of the Bahamas is undergoing  a downsizing exercise at two of their branches. It is reported that 15 or more persons were let go from the Village Road branch on Tuesday  and another large number of persons from the Harold Road branch on Wednesday. Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest…

Police Wear Body Cameras

Source: Jones Bahamas In an effort to reduce the level of crime in The Bahamas, the Royal Bahamas Police Force has introduced Point Blank body cameras that will not only help in the fight, but will also make police officers accountable. During a demonstration of police officers in action outfitted with the bodycams,…

American Visitor Arrested For Marijuana

Source: Jones Bahamas Police have  arrested a female American visitor for possession of a quantity of marijuana while at the international section of the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). According to police reports, shortly after 6pm on Tuesday, officers from the Airport Division, acting on information conducted a search of the American female…

Gov’t Pursues Process to Fuel Economy

Source: Jones Bahamas In a bid to counteract the effects of the current economic crisis and to stimulate economic recovery in The Bahamas, the government is ‘aggressively’ pursuing ways to boost the economy. This, according to the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette is an objective…

COOPER QUESTIONS LOGIC OF LOANS

Source: Jones Bahamas The Member of Parliament for Exuma and Ragged Island, I.Chester Cooper says the opposition questions the logic of the government borrowing U.S. dollars to pay off Bahamian dollar loans “at a time of excess liquidity in the system.” He noted that $300 million is being used to pay –off domestic…

Finance Minister Explains Loans

Source: Jones Bahamas The Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest, went to great lengths yesterday to explain the reason and rationale behind the latest borrowings of the government. The Minister was able to restructure  loans and get the interest rate reduced from six and a quarter to six per cent. Addressing members of…

Haitian Pastor Tells Christians, “Do The Right Thing”

Source: Jones Bahamas President of the Haitian Pastors Association, Dr. Cherelus Exante says it is the responsibility of all Christians to do the right thing when it comes to illegal immigrants. Dr. Cherelus was responding to the call for his group to turn in illegal Haitian Nationals who may have been aboard the…

PM “Troubled” Over Haitians Escape

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is reportedly disturbed and “troubled” after an empty Haitian sloop washed ashore over the weekend and the escape of  its occupants. The  hunt for the migrants on board the vessel began on Sunday when the  Royal Bahamas Defence Force said it was investigating the incident that…

FNM Chairman Cites PLP “Shady” contracts

Source: Jones Bahamas Free National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer has lambasted Progressive Liberal Party  Leader Phillip “Brave Davis” over what he called  “shady” contracts given out during the PLP’s time in office. He  said  revelations  in  a comprehensive audit report by Ernest and Young    confirms that the PLP Government were corrupt, always…

“ NATIONAL SECURITY FAILURE”

Source: Jones Bahamas As the Official Opposition is lamenting what it calls “ a national security failure, the  Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames, says “every vessel that traverse the waters of The Bahamas cannot readily be identified and intercepted. He said  that a number of technologies, new and old are being sought…

MP Calls For better attitudes toward employment

Source: Jones Bahamas In The Caribbean, Bahamians are the highest paid in the region and ranked among the least productive,  said  Mr. Vaughn Miller, Parliamentary  Secretary in  the  Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development. Mr Miller made the statement   during his opening remarks at a staff motivational workshop held at  the…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Industrial accident – Found firearm

Source: Bahamas Weekly Industrial accident: Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 23 year old male of Frobisher Drive while at a business establishment on Queens Highway. Reports are that on Tuesday 15th November 2017 shortly after 12:00pm, an accident occurred at a business establishment on Queens…

Marisa Mason-Smith named Focused Woman of the Year

Source: Bahamas Weekly Marisa Mason-Smith has been named “Focused Woman of the Year” 2017 at the culmination of last week’s three-day Focused Woman International Summit, which introduced a slate full of dynamic women leaders in the country for a three-day retreat at Comfort Suites, Paradise Island. Pastor Cyprianna Bethel, retreat host and founder…

Bahamas International Film Festival unveils Official Film Selections and Program For 2017 Edition

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrating its 14th edition this year, and taking place December 10-17, today revealed the lineup of films screening in the festival’s competition and sidebar sections. The program was announced by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool… Link: Bahamas International Film Festival unveils Official

Bahamas National Trust Christmas Jollification – November 18th

Source: Bahamas Weekly “It’s Beginning to look a lot like Jollification” and that is the theme for the Bahamas National Trust’s very popular Christmas fundraiser being held on November 18th and 19th at the Retreat Gardens on Village Road. “The Christmas Jollification is an important fundraiser for the The Retreat Garden. This national…

Screen time contributing to Childhood Obesity

Source: Bahamas Weekly Next time you are tempted to give your child extra time in front of a screen, don’t. “TVs, tablets, and smart phones are no substitute for parenting, they are only tools,” says Lashan McKenzie, M.D. “A tablet never raised a child.” Dr. McKenzie is a pediatrician who spent seven years…

Solar energy experts prepare BTVI for Certification Start-up

Source: Bahamas Weekly When Philip Holdom pulled up to BTVI this week, he brought a world of energy with him. Literally. Holdom, President of Alternative Energy Supply and Chief Technology Officer of Sustainable Energy Ltd., is preparing the nation’s premier technical training institute to offer solar energy courses. Subjects will range from design…

Why Does He Hate Him So Much?

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

Men Arraigned For 400 Pounds of Marijuana

Source: Jones Bahamas Two men were arraigned yesterday for that major drug bust that took place in Exuma last week. Thirty-six year-old Bartholomew Pinder and 29-year-old Billy  Robinson appeared before magistrate Derence Rolle- Davis yesterday facing  one  count of  possession of dangerous drugs and intent to supply and four counts of assault with  a…

UB is Expanding

Source: Jones Bahamas Since switching to university status the University of The Bahamas (UB) has made a number of changes. However, there’s still more to come. Provost Linda Davis says they have begun program reviews and will continue to expand in an effort to attract both international  and local students. “I think in…

Man Jailed for Gun and Drugs

Source: Jones Bahamas A man was given a three year sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of dangerous drugs. Also appearing in court on charges were ,twenty-one year-old Livingston Pratt, 27-year-old Valentino Pratt, their mother 56-year-old Georgiamae Gardiner and 21-year-old Chastity Scott who is the girlfriend…

Gov’t Partners With UAE For Solar Car Park

Source: Jones Bahamas The implementation of a solar car park at the Thomas A. Robinson National stadium will bring The Bahamas one step closer to realizing its goal of 30 percent renewable energy penetration by 2033. The government and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have ventured into a partnership that will construct a…

Komolafe: $800m Question

Source: Bahamas Weekly The DNA notes the report in the Business section of The Tribune under the headline “Gov’t to raise $800m from bond markets”. According to the report, the Minnis-led administration aims to raise $800m on the international private capital markets to finance the government’s deficit for fiscal years 2016/17 and 2017/18. …

Grand Bahama Technology Summit Brings Hope For the Future

Source: Bahamas Weekly Like many Bahamian events the 2017 Grand Bahama Technology Summit began with a prayer and ended with a party. In between a plan started to emerge for the revitalization of Grand Bahama as a hub for technology and innovation. Presentations from leaders from business, government, and academia, along with Bahamians…

Scotiabank Supports World Diabetes Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly Scotiabank is proud to support World Diabetes Day (WDD), celebrated on November 14 of each year. “We are committed to helping young people become better off and are thrilled to partner with The Bahamas Diabetic Association to raise awareness as diabetes is prevalent among our population, impacting adults and children,”…

ITF Goombay Splash coming to National Tennis Centre

Source: Bahamas Weekly The ITF sanctioned U18 tournament and U14 COTECC tournament will be held from November 20 to 25 at the National Tennis Centre in Nassau. Some of the country’s top junior tennis athletes and many international athletes will be participating. Matches begin daily at 9 a.m. Qualifying round is being held…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspects arraigned before Magistrate Court #2

Source: Bahamas Weekly Four suspects were arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2 on Attempted Murder, Possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life, Causing Grievous Harm and Causing Harm charges. Shannon Johnson age 25 years of #144 Limewood Lane was charged with Attempted Murder, (2) counts of Possession…

We Cannot Forget

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks…

Body Found In Culmersville

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are investigating after a partly decomposed body was discovered in the Culmersville sub-division on Friday night. According to reports, shortly after 8pm, police were called to the area of Shady Tree Street and Carlita Lane in Culmersville where the body of a male was discovered in an abandoned building.…

Head Of PMH Security Killed

Source: Jones Bahamas The head of Princess Margaret Hospital’s Security department became the country’s latest traffic fatality yesterday afternoon. While police have not released the identity of the victim, The Journal understands  he is Alton Virgil, the head of security at PMH. According to reports, shortly after 5:00am, police received a report of…

Davis “Embarrassed” By Son’s Arrest

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Phillip “Brave” Davis said he felt a sense of embarrassment as his son was arrested and appeared before the courts on a possession of an illegal firearm charge. Philmore Davis, son of  Mr. Davis along with Don Davis, Matthew Davis and Laven Gibson were arraigned in the magistrate’s…

Men Wanted In Connection With BPL Fraud

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are seeking the public’s help in locating three men who are wanted in connection with the Bahamas Power and Light fraud investigations. They are 34-year-old Reno Bethel a former employee of CIBC whose last known address was Tropical Gardens. He  stands between 5 feet 7 and 5 feet 10…

PwC returns to provide the latest in technical updates and new standards at the annual BICA’s Accountants’ Week

Source: Bahamas Weekly PwC in the Bahamas will once again be providing the professional services with invaluable information, technical updates and highlighting the new standards that when applied, will enhance professional efficiency and technical competency . Myra R. Lundy-Mortimer, Partner, PwC Bahamas, noted that “For the past few years, PwC has been the…

Rebirth of West End Grand Bahama – James Sarles Realty

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – The recently launched Let’s Talk Real Estate Bahamas Series was created by Coldwell Banker Broker James Sarles and produced by David Mackey at Mackey Media Studios on Grand Bahama Island. The series focuses on all aspects of buying and selling Real Estate in the Bahamas…

Grand Bahama Technology Summit Highlights

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Grand Bahama Technology Summit was held from November 9-10, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The Summit saw approximately five hundred Bahamians, from high school students to the Prime Minister, coming together to discuss the future of Grand Bahama as a technology hub for The Bahamas and the Caribbean region.…

Eco Fashion Week Australia Attracts Zero-Waste Designers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Designers who have a passion for creating a world where garments have a clean and positive story to tell are set to converge Down Under from November 23 – 27, 2017 for the inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA).  Park of the eco mindset and mandate is a “zero-waste” policy…

The Bahamas Olympic Committee: Death of Sir Arlington Butler

Source: Bahamas Weekly It is with regret and deep sadness that The Bahamas Olympic Committee announces the death of Sir Arlington Butler, former President of The Bahamas Olympic Association and one of the heroes of the Olympic Movement in The Bahamas and around the world.  Sir Arlington passed away in hospital in Nassau,…

POLICE ARREST MEN FOR DRUGS

Source: Jones Bahamas Quantities of dangerous drugs were seized this week. According to Police on Wednesday shortly after 7pm, Mobile Division Officers on patrol on Wulff Road and in the area of Mackey Street, spotted a white Toyota vehicle with the driver looking apprehensive. Once the driver spotted the officers, he began acting…

Dangerous Drugs And Guns Seized

Source: Jones Bahamas Police on the island of Eleuthera have seized a large quantity of drugs in in an unoccupied residence.   According to police reports, around 2:30pm yesterday, a joint operation conducted by officers from the Eleuthera Division and Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) assisted by US Drug Enforcement Agents, resulted in the…

Audit reveals Companies Under-Reporting

Source: Jones Bahamas An audit report of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force reveals that five vendors under reported the amount of payments received from the government by over one million dollars. The 27-page report which was tabled in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, stated that the payments the government made to these…

Umbrella Union wants Constitutional Reform

Source: Jones Bahamas Constitutional Reform was the agenda behind the National Congress of Trade Unions of the Bahamas (NCTUB) as the organization is amending its constitution for all Union affiliates to align with international standards. “There are changes we’ve made in the constitution to ensure that affiliates fall in line with international standards…

Foreign Investors By- Pass Bahamas

Source: Jones Bahamas For the economy of The Bahamas to regain strength there must be some external investment. However, according to the Managing Partner of Deloitte Bahamas, Raymond Winder, many of these investors are not prepared to invest in the local economy. “ In our national investment policy, for too long we have…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous drugs arrest

Source: Bahamas Weekly Six men are in police custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs. Reports are that on Thursday 9th November 2017shortly after 12:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers executed a search warrant on a residence in the Ludford Place area and discovered five lbs. of suspected…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspects Arraigned

Source: Bahamas Weekly Antonio Johnson age 26 years of #144 Limewood Lane and Meichilano Bridgewater age 20 years of #1 Weddle Avenue were both arraigned on Thursday 9th November 2017 before Magistrate Renkin Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 on Possession of a Firearm with the intent to endanger life and Attempted Murder charges.…

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