Go to ...

Caribbean Edition

Caribbean News Happens Fast

Caribbean Edition on PinterestRSS Feed

May 23, 2017

Bahamas

Six Females Among Government Senate Appointments Including Positions of President and Vice-President

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Six Females Among Government Senate Appointments Including Positions of President and Vice-President Six females have been named to fill Government Senate Appointments in the Upper Chamber including Mrs. Kathleen (Kay) Forbes-Smith and Dr. Mildred Hall, who will serve as President and Vice-President of the Upper Chamber respectively. Prime Minister, the Hon.

Prime Minister Minnis Extols Virtues of New ‘People’s Government’

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Prime Minister Minnis Extols Virtues of New ‘People’s Government’ The new “People’s Government” will reflect the diversity of the Bahamian people and the talents found throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and will include a spirit of community service, volunteerism and community awareness which are major themes of the new government.

Parker-Edgecombe to Head Information and Communications Arm; Oversee Transformation of ZNS/Modernization of BIS

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Parker-Edgecombe to Head Information and Communications Arm; Oversee Transformation of ZNS/Modernization of BIS Former veteran broadcaster Mrs. Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe will serve as Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis said Monday. Prime Minister Minnis said Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe

Desmond Bannister Sworn In as Minister of Works

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Desmond Bannister Sworn In as Minister of Works NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Hon. Desmond Bannister was sworn in as Minister of Works by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, May 22, 2017. Official photos by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

Grand Bahama Parliamentarians Admonished “Not to Forget God”

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama Parliamentarians Admonished “Not to Forget God” Holding true to the traditions and beliefs of the Bahamian people of acknowledging God, the newly-elected Government of The Bahamas held a day of thanksgiving at various churches throughout The Bahamas on Sunday, May 21, 2017. In Grand Bahama Deputy Prime Minister and

Survivors at Cancer Society Ball Salluted

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Survivors at Cancer Society Ball Salluted BTC was a Platinum Sponsor at last weekend’s Cancer Society Ball. In addition to its sponsorship of this event, BTC remains committed to supporting their initiatives year round. The Executive Management team and staff members attended the ball. CEO Leon Williams said, “We were happy

BTVI’s New Providence Campus Graduation 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTVI’s New Providence Campus Graduation 2017 During his maiden formal presentation as Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd minced no words regarding his views on technical vocational education and training (TVET), stating that it serves as the core discipline in the efficiency of any society. “Stop disrespecting technical and vocational

Samsung President Set to Meet BTC CEO

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Samsung President Set to Meet BTC CEO Just a week ago, BTC introduced the brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 to the country. On the weekend, BTC began installing experience tables for the Samsung product lines in its stores. The experience table allows you to touch and feel all the entire Samsung

Four PLP Senators Appointed

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Four PLP Senators Appointed The Progressive Liberal Party is pleased to announce that upon the advice of the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis, to Her Excellency the Governor General pursuant to Article 39(3) of the Constitution, the following persons will be appointed to the Senate on Tuesday,

European Cinema and Independent Sensibilities

Source: Bahamas Weekly | European Cinema and Independent Sensibilities I don’t really get a chance to see as much cinema from Europe as I would like to while living in America (Los Angeles, California) and the Caribbean (The Bahamas). This is just another reason (of many other reasons) why I look forward to the Cannes

Saint Lucia’s Roots & Soul Festival Entertainment Lineup

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Saint Lucia’s Roots & Soul Festival Entertainment Lineup Jamaican Reggae sensations Christopher Martin and Etana as well as American crooner Musiq Soulchild will be featured on the line up of the island’s first ever Roots & Soul Festival under the Soleil brand. The Roots & Soul Festival is the second of

“The Rats Are Guarding The Cheese”

Source: Jones Bahamas | “The Rats Are Guarding The Cheese” 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 a

UB Announces Inaugural President’s Gala Soirée

Source: Bahamas Weekly | UB Announces Inaugural President’s Gala Soirée Nassau, Bahamas – On Saturday, 4th November 2017 University of The Bahamas (UB) will host its Inaugural President’s Gala Soirée, a glamorous fundraising cocktail event. Chartered on 10th November 2016, UB continues to celebrate its university status, ending the first year with a soirée aimed

ALIV now title sponsor of Special Olympics Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | ALIV now title sponsor of Special Olympics Bahamas On May 22nd, ALIV announced to the media their partnership with Special Olympics Bahamas. ALIV is providing a $45,000.00 sponsorship and a three-year commitment to the organization. The announcement came from Damian Blackburn, CAO who said, “We believe in working with the community

Bahamas Government Leases Electric Cars

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Government Leases Electric Cars The Ministry of Finance has made the move towards greener transportation by leasing eight zero-emission, 100% electric Nissan LEAFs, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV), from Easy Car Sales, the first and only distributor of 100% electric cars in The Bahamas. This purchase demonstrates the Bahamas

RBPF Nassau: Police Appeal for information in Overnight Shooting Death – Defense Force Officer Found with Additional Ammunition

Source: Bahamas Weekly | RBPF Nassau: Police Appeal for information in Overnight Shooting Death – Defense Force Officer Found with Additional Ammunition Police Appeal for information in Overnight Shooting Death: Police are appealing to the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that

DNA urges Minnis administration to implement Good Governance Platform

Source: Bahamas Weekly | DNA urges Minnis administration to implement Good Governance Platform The Leaders, Executive Council, Officers, and Members of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) extend congratulations once again to the Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and the Free National Movement (FNM) on winning the 2017 General Elections.  The DNA looks forward

Opening of Parliament Set for Wednesday, May 24th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Opening of Parliament Set for Wednesday, May 24th The Official Opening of Parliament on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 will feature the reading of The Speech from The Throne, which will outline the Government’s policies and objectives for the new session. The Opening of Parliament follows the May 10, 2017 General Election

DNA Women urge more female participation at the Cabinet level

Source: Bahamas Weekly | DNA Women urge more female participation at the Cabinet level On behalf of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), the women of the DNA and our male counterparts extend congratulations to the Prime Minister, The Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and the Free National Movement (FNM) on securing a resounding victory in

Nassau police probe death of male following condo fire

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Nassau police probe death of male following condo fire Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found dead in home following a fire on Saturday 20th May 2017. According to reports, shortly before 9:00am, officers from the Police Fire Services received a report of a

Netflix didn’t come to Play, They came to Slay

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Netflix didn’t come to Play, They came to Slay So “streaming cinema” (as I call it) has no doubt been the talk of the Festival. It has been the subject of three (including this one) of our daily reports. This is an important development in the cinema around the world. It

Financial Service Organizations call on Minister Brent Symonette

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Financial Service Organizations call on Minister Brent Symonette Financial service organization officials paid a courtesy call on newly-appointed Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette on May 19, 2017. Pictured L-R: Angelique Sawyer, Financial & Trade Officer; Sherrylee Smith, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of

The State of Caribbean Cinema: The Dominican Republic

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The State of Caribbean Cinema: The Dominican Republic How do I compare and describe the Cannes Film Festival to someone else that has never been here? The best comparison I can give would be the Olympics. This is the Olympics of the Cinema because Filmmakers representing various nations around the world

Message from OAS Secretary General on Venezuela

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Message from OAS Secretary General on Venezuela Desmond Tutu once said “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” The boxer Archie Moore, referring to Muhammad Ali, also said, “He is a fighter who stands for something. He is a rights fighter also,

Flying Fish Dining Options

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Flying Fish Dining Options One of the best places to dine in the Caribbean is right here in Grand Bahama!  Come in and enjoy the waterside South Beach-styled atmosphere of Flying Fish. Dine inside in our cool a/c or outside at the water’s edge. Mixing traditional and modernist cuisine techniques, Flying

Four BTC Moms Honoured At Rahming Brothers Concert

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Four BTC Moms Honoured At Rahming Brothers Concert Four mothers from BTC were honoured at the annual Rahming Brothers Mother’s Day Concert. The four BTC team members were Jayde Knowles, Terry Moxey, Rochelle Dorsett and Sherry Rolle. They each received awards for their hard work as mothers in the community. One

Fisheries Ministers from CRFM Member States meet Friday in Guyana

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Fisheries Ministers from CRFM Member States meet Friday in Guyana The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will host the 11th Meeting of its Ministerial Council—the highest ranking decision-making body of the regional fisheries organization—starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana. Ministers who hold

Commitment to Streamline the Investment Process in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Commitment to Streamline the Investment Process in Grand Bahama FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest and Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson on Friday met with existing Grand Bahama investors

2nd Annual Grand Bahama Airshow Underway!

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 2nd Annual Grand Bahama Airshow Underway! AIRPLANES, AIR BOSSES AND AEROBATICS ARE READY FOR THE SKIES After months of planning, marketing and promoting the unique aerobatics and cultural showcase scheduled to take place this coming weekend, the Ministry of Tourism has cleared the runway and is ready to take off with

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis Visits the National Insurance Board

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Prime Minister Hubert Minnis Visits the National Insurance Board NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis visited the National Insurance Board Friday morning, May 19, where, accompanied by the Minister of State for Public Service and National Insurance in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon.

Bahamas to Take on Caribbean in Taste of the Caribbean

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas to Take on Caribbean in Taste of the Caribbean A cadre of culinary chefs from around The Bahamas have once again come together to challenge the Caribbean in a four-day showdown at Taste of the Caribbean in Miami, Florida from June 2-6. The event, which is now in its 24th

Hon. Philip Davis Sworn In as Leader of the Opposition

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Hon. Philip Davis Sworn In as Leader of the Opposition The Hon. Philip Davis was sworn in as Leader of the Official Opposition by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, May 19, 2017.  Pictured at the ceremonies: Mr. Davis, Dame Marguerite Pindling, and Mrs. Ann

U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires calls on Prime Minister Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly | U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires calls on Prime Minister Minnis NASSAU, The Bahamas — United States Embassy Charge d’Affaires Lisa Johnson paid a Courtesy Call on Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Office of the Prime Minister. Official photo by Bahamas Information Services…

Travolta Cooper at Cannes: Okja and The “New Hollywood”

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Travolta Cooper at Cannes: Okja and The “New Hollywood” Okja (pronounced Oke Cha) is one of two Netflix films competing for the Palm d’Or prize at the 70th Cannes Film Festival (the other film is The Meyerowitz Stories). With its big, clunky, and clumsy debut this morning, Okja has something boisterous

50 Haitian Migrants Apprehended

Source: Jones Bahamas | 50 Haitian Migrants Apprehended More than four dozen Haitian migrants were apprehended in the eastern Bahamas on Wednesday morning during a joint exercise by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and immigration authorities. According to RBDF officials, shortly after 10 a.m., a Haitian sloop was spotted

15,000 Bahamians Enrol in NHI

Source: Jones Bahamas | 15,000 Bahamians Enrol in NHI Since the launch of the enrolment phase of National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas on April 24, more than 15,000 persons have enrolled and over 11,000 beneficiaries have been matched with their selected primary care doctor. These numbers are growing every day, as enrolment continues across the

The Real “Danger To Democracy”

Source: Jones Bahamas | The Real “Danger To Democracy” 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 a political party, and the

Finalists in Caribbean Week Mixologist Competition Announced

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Finalists in Caribbean Week Mixologist Competition Announced On Monday evening (May 15), the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) welcomed six of the Caribbean’s finest mixologists to Roof at Park South in New York for one of the final two Rum Rumbles leading up to the sixth annual Rum & Rhythm Benefit taking

Junior Achievement holds 38th annual awards ceremony

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Junior Achievement holds 38th annual awards ceremony Under the theme “Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today”, Junior Achievement Bahamas recently held its 38th Annual Awards ceremony where the outstanding accomplishments of the achievers, volunteers and counselling firms for the 2016/2017 year were honoured. Raymond Winder, Chairman of JA Bahamas stated, “This year’s theme

Haitian Migrants apprehended in Eleuthera

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Haitian Migrants apprehended in Eleuthera Over 4 dozen Haitian migrants were apprehended in the eastern Bahamas Wednesday morning during a joint exercise by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Royal Bahamas Police Force and Immigration authorities. Shortly after 10:00 am, a Haitian sloop was spotted in the area of Bannerman Town, Eleuthera.

BTC Sponsored Haitian Flag Day A Success

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC Sponsored Haitian Flag Day A Success Thousands of members of the Haitian community in New Providence observed Haiti’s Flag Day on Saturday passed. BTC partnered with the Haitian Community as the Title Sponsor for the day’s activities. Special guests attending the event included the Haitian Ambassador, Miss Haiti and former

Save The Bays Pins 24 Bahamians Youth Environmental Ambassadors

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Save The Bays Pins 24 Bahamians Youth Environmental Ambassadors Youth Environmental Ambassador Facilitator Ruth Cadet talks to teachers and parents at the graduation ceremony for 24 junior high school students in Grand Bahama following their successful completion of the intense, classroom and in the field, certification course preparing them to become

Popup Show In Grand Bahama to Encourage Entrepreneurship

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Popup Show In Grand Bahama to Encourage Entrepreneurship The TOCU Agency, a new talent and management company is pleased to announce its first Pop Up Shop on the Island of Grand Bahama. “We are also happy to announce our partnership with Kalypso Restaurant and Bar in the Port Lucaya Marketplace. They

Anthony Newbold appointed as Press Secretary in OPM

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Anthony Newbold appointed as Press Secretary in OPM The Cabinet Office announced today the appointment of  Mr. Anthony Newbold as  Press Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister. This appointment is the beginning of the resolve of newly-elected Prime Minister, Dr. The Hon. Hubert Minnis, to make transparency one of

Miss World Grand Bahama supported by BTC

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Miss World Grand Bahama supported by BTC On July 30th,  Jerell Stratchan, Miss World Grand Bahama will enter the Ms. World National competition in Nassau and then if she wins on to the International Pageant.  Grand Bahama BTC is assisting the pageant winner with a gown for the event and also

Special Olympics Bahamas Paid Courtesy Call at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Special Olympics Bahamas Paid Courtesy Call at Government House Members of Special Olympics Bahamas paid a courtesy call upon Deputy to the Governor General Mr. Oswald Ingraham, and Mrs Ingraham, at Government House recently. Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

Claridge Primary School Honour Roll Students Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Claridge Primary School Honour Roll Students Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor General Claridge Primary School Honour Roll Students called upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, May 9, 2017. Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

‘FNM Bought Votes’ – – PLP Candidates Claim

Source: Jones Bahamas | ‘FNM Bought Votes’ – – PLP Candidates Claim Several Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidates have indicated that they believe voters being paid by the Free National Movement (FNM) may have played a crucial role in their resounding loss in last week’s general election. The Bahama Journal spoke with PLP candidate for

20 Arrested Following Police Operation

Source: Jones Bahamas | 20 Arrested Following Police Operation Approximately 20 persons were arrested after an intensified anti-crime operation conducted by the Royal Bahamas Police Force in New Providence on Tuesday night. The arrests were based on a number of criminal and traffic offences and outstanding court warrants. Police reported that an additional 254 individuals

GB Minister Excited to Begin Work

Source: Jones Bahamas | GB Minister Excited to Begin Work Since his appointment on Monday, Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson arrived on the island Tuesday evening “ready to get to work.”   Upon his arrival, Minister Thompson said, “Firstly, I want to say how grateful I am to God for what really is a

GB Minister of State Assures Grand Bahama is Top Priority

Source: Jones Bahamas | GB Minister of State Assures Grand Bahama is Top Priority Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson in a press conference on Wednesday assured residents of Grand Bahama that the island is a top priority with the newly elected governing Free National Movement. He added that the island is top

88% of Voters Cast Ballots

Source: Jones Bahamas | 88% of Voters Cast Ballots Official results from the 2017 general elections have been confirmed and according to Acting Parliamentary Commissioner Charles Albury, voter participation stood at 88 per cent. The majority of participants voted in favour of the Free National Movement, which swept the government with 35 of the 39

Failed Promotion Promise Upsets Correction Officers

Source: Jones Bahamas | Failed Promotion Promise Upsets Correction Officers The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services Association President Anthony Butler said his organization feels completely disrespected, as promised promotions within his organization are still pending. Considering the promotions were promised by the previous administration, Mr. Butler yesterday told The Bahama Journal that this makes it

Two Charged for Police Assault

Source: Jones Bahamas | Two Charged for Police Assault Appearing before assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Lawanson-Swain on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, 23-year-old Carlin Smith, of 235 East Street, and 22-year-old Dominic Miller, of 10 Podoleo Street, were charged together with the May 13 crime against two police officers of the Royal Bahamas

Four Charged with Firearm Possession

Source: Jones Bahamas | Four Charged with Firearm Possession Four young men were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on firearm charges. Arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, all on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition, 22-year-old Shaday Armbrister, 25-year-old Kevin Fox, 19-year-old Perez

Travolta Cooper at Cannes: Why is Netflix here?

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Travolta Cooper at Cannes: Why is Netflix here? While Hollywood is the biggest promoter of movies around the world, it was the French that invented the cinema. Perhaps this is why they directly and indirectly act as its priests and guardians. The four corners of the world flock to Cannes each

Grand Bahama Minister Assures Island is Top Priority

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama Minister Assures Island is Top Priority The Hon. Kwasi Thompson in a press conference Wednesday assured residents of Grand Bahama that the island is a top priority with the newly elected governing Free National Movement with there being a State Minister, a Deputy Prime Minister and the Prime Minister

Minister Henfield briefs Foreign Affairs Senior Staff

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Minister Henfield briefs Foreign Affairs Senior Staff Minister Henfield briefs Foreign Affairs Senior Staff – The Honourable Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs met with senior staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday, 17th May at Ministry Headquarters in the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre.  The Minister discussed the ongoing work

Bahamas receives high marks from CARICOM for 2017 General Election

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas receives high marks from CARICOM for 2017 General Election A preliminary report from the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Election Observer Mission has given The Bahamas high marks for the conduct of the 2017 General Election.   The elections were conducted May 10, 2017 during which the Free National Movement won 35

Grand Bahama's New Minister Set to 'Get to Work'

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama’s New Minister Set to ‘Get to Work’ For the first time on island since his appointment on Monday, May 15, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson arrived on island Tuesday evening “ready to get to work.”      Met by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for

Local SME Sector Needs Greater Diversity

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Local SME Sector Needs Greater Diversity “Whilst the economy is making small but steady progress, increased diversity and innovation within the city’s small business sector would definitely add value for residents and to the local economic landscape,” stated Ian Rolle, President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), referring to

The Measure Of Louis Bacon Is Found Wanting

Source: Jones Bahamas | The Measure Of Louis Bacon Is Found Wanting 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

Association of Administrative Professionals Make Courtesy Call at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Association of Administrative Professionals Make Courtesy Call at Government House Members from the Association of Administrative Professionals called upon Deputy to the Governor General Mr. Oswald Ingraham, and Mrs. Ingraham, recently at Government House. Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

Trump to Appoint New U.S. Ambassador

Source: Jones Bahamas | Trump to Appoint New U.S. Ambassador After six years of the position being vacant, U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday announced plans to nominate 74-year-old business mogul Doug Manchester to the position of U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas. Mr. Manchester, also known as “Papa Doug,” have attained numerous accomplishments on a national

Ministers to Conduct Audits

Source: Jones Bahamas | Ministers to Conduct Audits During the first meeting of the Free National Movement government, it was decided that all ministers would conduct an audit in their ministries, including departments and agencies funded by the “public purse.” The meeting was held yesterday at the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre and it was decided

Lloyd Ready to Face Education Challenges

Source: Jones Bahamas | Lloyd Ready to Face Education Challenges Dismal national grade point averages, teacher shortages and overcrowded classrooms are just some of the issues that Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd will be faced with, but the minister said he is ready to take them on. Mr. Lloyd’s comments were made yesterday prior to

Three Arrested After Drug Bust

Source: Jones Bahamas | Three Arrested After Drug Bust Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officers on board patrol craft, HMBS Rolly Gray, made quite a large drug haul, putting a “hefty dent in the illegal narcotics supply,” according to RBDF officials yesterday. Three persons were arrested in connection with this recent find. Authorities said while

Sumner Calls for Electoral Reform

Source: Jones Bahamas | Sumner Calls for Electoral Reform Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) CEO Edison Sumner said yesterday that it is imperative for the new government to work towards general electoral reform. In an interview with The Bahama Journal, Mr. Sumner said this kind of reform is necessary to avoid challenges

Cash Demands Disclosure on BOB

Source: Jones Bahamas | Cash Demands Disclosure on BOB Former Free National Movement Chairman Darron Cash has called for full disclosure on the true financial situation at the Bank of The Bahamas (BOB).   In a statement released yesterday, Mr. Cash insisted that the public has every right to know the true nature of the

Pam Burnside: The ABC's Of A New Beginning

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Pam Burnside: The ABC’s Of A New Beginning The positive atmosphere that presently envelops The Bahamas as a result of last week’s election, is a welcome relief, reminiscent of that amazing optimism and anticipation felt in the 1970s when my late husband and I returned home from studies abroad as young

PAHO Encourages Caribbean Countries to Tax Tobacco, Alcohol and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Source: Bahamas Weekly | PAHO Encourages Caribbean Countries to Tax Tobacco, Alcohol and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Taxes on tobacco, alcoholic and sweetened beverages can help reduce consumption of these products and generate income that can be used to improve the health of the Caribbean population. The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is encouraging Caribbean

Healthy Family Relationships “Crucial” to Building Better Communities

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Healthy Family Relationships “Crucial” to Building Better Communities Building healthy family relationships is crucial to addressing many of the concerns facing Bahamian families, beginning in the homes, and including other “institutions of socialization” such as the church, schools and civic organizations, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services Mrs. Phedra

Coast Guard continues searching for survivors after locating debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, during search for missing airplane

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Coast Guard continues searching for survivors after locating debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, during search for missing airplane The Coast Guard continues to search for survivors Tuesday after locating a debris field 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, during a search for an airplane that was reported missing

Inuagural Meeting of the Cabinet Held

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Inuagural Meeting of the Cabinet Held The inaugural meeting of the Cabinet was held this morning at the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre and the people’s business was begun. All Cabinet Ministers were present, except Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Works, who is out of the country. The Cabinet established under Article

Bahamas DPM Turnquest on Bank of The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas DPM Turnquest on Bank of The Bahamas Statement on Bank of The Bahamas by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. K. Peter Turnquest: The Government of The Bahamas acknowledges that the Bank of The Bahamas is a systemically important financial institution and as such is fully committed

HMBS Rolly Gray makes 1000 lb drug bust

Source: Bahamas Weekly | HMBS Rolly Gray makes 1000 lb drug bust Early yesterday morning, Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft, HMBS ROLLY GRAY, made a hefty dent in the illegal narcotics supply. While on routine patrol in the South western Bahamas, in the area of Cay Lobos, the Defence Force vessel intercepted a 28-foot

Cabinet Office Statement on Hon. Desmond Bannister

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Cabinet Office Statement on Hon. Desmond Bannister The Cabinet Office understands that there are a number of stories circulating on social media regarding the Member of Parliament and Minister-designate for the Ministry of Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister. The Cabinet Office wishes to inform the General Public that Mr. Bannister had

OutRight Honors LGBTIQ Human Rights Defenders at United Nations

Source: Bahamas Weekly | OutRight Honors LGBTIQ Human Rights Defenders at United Nations On May 15, 2017, OutRight Action International honored Caleb Orozco, the man who successfully challenged Belize’s sodomy law and won, with the Felipa De Sousa Award at the organization’s annual gala, a Celebration of Courage. OutRight’s award ceremony held in the United

Smith: Mitchell Threatens Democracy

Source: Jones Bahamas | Smith: Mitchell Threatens Democracy The election is over, but the war of words between Fred Smith, QC, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell is not, as Mr. Smith has called Mr. Mitchell “irrelevant” and a “threat to the country’s democracy.   Over the weekend in a statement on his

Minnis Threatens New Ministers

Source: Jones Bahamas | Minnis Threatens New Ministers Less than a week after securing a landslide victory from the former governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), 15 of the elected members of the Free National Movement (FNM) received their Instrument of Appointment from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, on the grounds of Government House yesterday.  

DNA Looks Forward to 2022 General Election

Source: Jones Bahamas | DNA Looks Forward to 2022 General Election After the party’s defeat at the polls last Wednesday, Democratic National Alliance Leader (DNA) Branville McCartney said the party is now looking forward to the 2022 general election.   In a message to his supporters, Mr. McCartney, while congratulating current Prime Minister Dr. Hubert

Christie Resigns as PLP Leader

Source: Jones Bahamas | Christie Resigns as PLP Leader With immediate effect, former Prime Minister Perry Christie resigned as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) yesterday evening.   During a special call meeting of the National General Council of the Progressive Liberal Party at the Sir Lynden Pindling Centre, Christie gave an address where

Miller Says, “Christie Left Good Legacy”

Source: Jones Bahamas | Miller Says, “Christie Left Good Legacy” In the face of mounting criticisms of his government’s performance over the past five years, Tall Pines Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Miller said despite the noise, former Prime Minister Perry Christie leaves behind a good legacy.   “I think he’ll be known for bringing

New FNM Cabinet Sworn In by Bahamas Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | New FNM Cabinet Sworn In by Bahamas Governor General NASSAU, The Bahamas – Free National Movement Members of Parliament forming the new Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, May 15, 2017. 

CARICOM SG ready to welcome new Bahamian PM’s fresh ideas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | CARICOM SG ready to welcome new Bahamian PM’s fresh ideas CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is looking forward to an early briefing with new Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis on matters relating to the Caribbean Community and the Prime Minister’s portfolio in the quasi-cabinet of the CARICOM Heads

Prime Minister Minnis Tours PMH

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Prime Minister Minnis Tours PMH Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis met with members of the media following a tour of the Maternity Ward and associate areas, and the Food Services Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital, Monday afternoon, May 15.  Dr. Minnis, who was sworn in as Prime Minister

The Evolution of Death and the Rebirth of Volunteerism

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The Evolution of Death and the Rebirth of Volunteerism THE EVOLUTION OF THE DEATH AND REBIRTH OF VOLUNTEERISM, a presentation at the American Women’s Club during the occasion of the bestowal of scholarships and other donations made on May 1st by Joseph Darville, Chairman, Save The Bays: Long, long time ago,

Out Da Box on the 2017 General Election

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Out Da Box on the 2017 General Election Out Da Box wishes to thank all the citizens of our country who, as an act of conscience, chose not to endorse a candidate in the 2017 general election, but instead chose to protest at the ballot booth. A Rev Media exit poll

Math Competition Helps BJC Exam Students

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Math Competition Helps BJC Exam Students Junior high school students throughout Nassau and the Family Islands were recently given the opportunity to compete in the Sixth Annual Mathematics Competition hosted by S.C McPherson Junior High School, which was created to ensure that students are properly prepared for the Mathematics Bahamas Junior

Would You Kick Your Most Beloved In The Gut?

Source: Jones Bahamas | Would You Kick Your Most Beloved In The Gut? 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

Australia commits $1.5m to Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Australia commits .5m to Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative The Government of Australia has signed a AU$1.5m funding agreement with the Commonwealth Secretariat for an initiative to strengthen electoral good practices in Commonwealth member countries. The Commonwealth Election Professionals Initiative is a programme to support countries in achieving credible and inclusive elections,

Inaugural Bahamas Power Boat Races Held in Bimini

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Inaugural Bahamas Power Boat Races Held in Bimini The spotlight was on Bimini April 28 – 29 for the first annual Offshore Powerboat Competition. It was a beautiful weekend that saw 16 fast powerboats gracefully glide across the deep blue Bimini seas. The thrilling event which brought thousands of participants, families

"The Bahamas Chamber should be helping business encouraging more regulation, taxation and bureaucracy"

Source: Bahamas Weekly | “The Bahamas Chamber should be helping business encouraging more regulation, taxation and bureaucracy” On Thursday past (May 11,2017), the CEO of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation was lamenting that people renting their homes through Airbnb should be regulated. His concerns seem directed more to closing the home rental

Bahamas Waste Celebrates Bio-diesel Drivers

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Waste Celebrates Bio-diesel Drivers Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that continues to reduce global dependence on foreign petroleum, all while creating jobs and improving the environment. Made from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats. The biodiesel market has increased from

Bahamas Elections – Youth are no longer to be ignored

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Elections – Youth are no longer to be ignored Young Bahamian businessman Timothy Smith, 23 stated that the outcome of last week’s election proved to the country that “the youth are no longer to be ignored!” Timothy Smith, President of EZ Haul and a real estate salesman for Better Homes

BTC Supports the Cancer Society Ball

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC Supports the Cancer Society Ball BTC will be the Platinum Sponsor of the 16th annual Cancer Society Ball. This year’s theme is “Celebrate” and the company has donated $6,600 to the cause. CEO, Leon Williams said, “We have a special affinity with the Cancer Society and we’ve supported their drive

STB Promises to Hold FNM’s ‘Feet to the Fire’

Source: Jones Bahamas | STB Promises to Hold FNM’s ‘Feet to the Fire’   Leaders of the environmental organization Save the Bays (STB) said despite their perceived political connections to the Free National Movement (FNM), they still intend to hold the FNM’s feet to the fire.   Save the Bays leaders said after the FNM

“Rich and Powerful in Charge,” Says Mitchell

Source: Jones Bahamas | “Rich and Powerful in Charge,” Says Mitchell Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell said poor persons in the country are at great risk and the “rats are guarding the cheese” now with Free National Movement as the new government.   In a statement released on Sunday, Mr. Mitchell minced no

PLP’s Disconnect Caused Election Loss

Source: Jones Bahamas | PLP’s Disconnect Caused Election Loss Former Tall Pines Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Miller said there are numerous factors which led to the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) defeat in the recent general election, one major point being a “serious disconnect in the party.” In an interview with The Bahama Journal, Mr.

Man Dies in Police Shootout

Source: Jones Bahamas | Man Dies in Police Shootout A man was killed by police over the weekend, as he led police on high speed chase throughout the capital.   The deceased was a part of a group of four men who fired at police during a car chase.   According to reports, shortly after

DPM and AG Sworn In

Source: Jones Bahamas | DPM and AG Sworn In Before family and friends at Government House last Friday, the country’s new Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest and Attorney General Carl Bethel were sworn in.    Mr. Turnquest, who was also sworn in as minister of finance, is a chartered public accountant and officially took the oath

Christie to Resign as PLP Leader

Source: Jones Bahamas | Christie to Resign as PLP Leader Former Prime Minister Perry Christie is expected to resign as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) this evening.   The Bahama Journal understands that Christie will meet with the PLP’s national general council at the Sir Lynden Pindling Centre, where he is expected to

Man Found in Car with Gunshot Wounds

Source: Jones Bahamas | Man Found in Car with Gunshot Wounds A man, believed to be in his 30s, was found by police in a car on Carmichael Road with gunshot wounds about the body last Friday morning.   According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Clayton Fernander, officials were alerted of the sounds of

Body of Haitian Migrant Found In Eleuthera

Source: Jones Bahamas | Body of Haitian Migrant Found In Eleuthera The body of a Haitian man was discovered in Eleuthera early Saturday morning. The man was believed to be a part of a group of some 50 Haitian migrants that were seeking to land in South Eleuthera. According to reports, shortly after 3 a.m.

Election Posters and Billboards Coming Down

Source: Jones Bahamas | Election Posters and Billboards Coming Down Taking the phrase ‘being a responsible citizen’ very seriously, Steven Cartwright, organizer of a local group called Bahamas Revisited is leading the campaign in the clean up efforts following last week’s general election. Mr. Cartwright said the posters littering the island are an eye-soar, and

Man dies in hospital following police car chase in Nassau

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Man dies in hospital following police car chase in Nassau Four men who fired at police during a car chase were detained in hospital on Saturday 13th May 2017. However one of the men has since succumbed to his injuries. According to reports, shortly after 3:00am, Police were on routine patrol

Haitian Migrants Detained in South Eleuthera

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Haitian Migrants Detained in South Eleuthera According to reports, shortly after 3:00am on Saturday 13th May 2017, police received receive a report that several Haitians migrants landed in a sloop off Cape South Eleuthera. Responding officers arrived on the scene and were able to detain about 50 Haitian Nationals. The officers

Inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia Calls for Designers

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Inaugural Eco Fashion Week Australia Calls for Designers Eco Fashion Week Australia is set to take place Down Under in from November 23 – 27, 2017 and the festival will be packed with national and international designer runway shows, design and textile art exhibitions, pop up shops, workshops, and seminars to

Bahamas Spelling Bee Champ Headed to D.C.

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Spelling Bee Champ Headed to D.C. Bahamas National Spelling Bee Champion Jee’von Pratt is scheduled to arrive in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 28, to compete in the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center hotel in National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland,

Carl W. Bethel, Q.C. Appointed Attorney General of The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Carl W. Bethel, Q.C. Appointed Attorney General of The Bahamas Carl W. Bethel, Q.C., was appointed Attorney General by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House, Friday, May 12, 2017. Mr. Bethel has been named to the Senate, where he will serve as Leader

Drug Bust in the Exuma Cays

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Drug Bust in the Exuma Cays Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) struck another blow against organized drug trafficking in The Bahamas, this time with the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and the arrest of two persons in the Exuma

Man shot and killed in vehicle on Whitaker Avenue

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Man shot and killed in vehicle on Whitaker Avenue Police are asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 12th May 2017. According to reports, shortly after 12:30am, police received

BREA’s New President Invites Greater Participation, Consultation with Government

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BREA’s New President Invites Greater Participation, Consultation with Government The recently elected president of the Bahamas Real Estate Association yesterday called for greater cooperation, consultation and participation with the newly elected government, declaring “together, we can help drive one of the most important engines of the Bahamian economy.” Christine Wallace-Whitfield, president

Jazz in Bloom with Anuschka Wright set for Father's Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Jazz in Bloom with Anuschka Wright set for Father’s Day Having just released her first studio album, the EP “Jazz for Sale”, in Montreal, Canada, Anuschka Wright now has her focus on producing another amazing show at her highly anticipated annual concert event, “Jazz In Bloom”, scheduled for Father’s Day, June

Reject Any Demands Incongruent With Bahamian Interests

Source: Jones Bahamas | Reject Any Demands Incongruent With Bahamian Interests 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

BTC & Doris Johnson Continue To Award Excellence

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC & Doris Johnson Continue To Award Excellence May 11, 2017. Each month, Doris Johnson Senior High School recognizes three students from each grade level. BTC remains committed to youth development and partnered with this institution to encourage young Bahamians to strive for academic excellence. The trio – Larisee McPhee, Kervisa

Save The Bays Congratulates New Gov't, Urges FOI Act as Priority

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Save The Bays Congratulates New Gov’t, Urges FOI Act as Priority Hours after the Free National Movement swept the national elections in an historic vote, winning all but four seats in a 39-seat House of Assembly, one of the country’s most popular organisations offered congratulations and urged attention to what it

EARTHCARE Eco Kids clean beach for Earth Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly | EARTHCARE Eco Kids clean beach for Earth Day On April 29th, 2017, EARTHCARE Eco Kids went to Williams Town Beach where they cleaned the beach of pollution in the form of Marine Debris. Gail Woon explained the importance of the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day that EARTHCARE has been involved with

Pier One at Luciano's Restaurant Mother's Day Special – May 10th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Pier One at Luciano’s Restaurant Mother’s Day Special – May 10th Freeport, Grand Bahama – Pier One at Luciano’s Restaurant Mother’s Day Special 12pm – 10 pm. Appetizer: Soup Cream of Broccoli or Salad Mix Vegetable Salad w/ Asian Dressing. Main Course: Surf N’ Turf – $39.99 Served w/ Mixed Vegetables,

Treat Mom to Flying Fish this Mother's Day!

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Treat Mom to Flying Fish this Mother’s Day! Sunday, May 14th, treat mom to the best on Mother’s Day at Flying Fish!  We are open for Lunch from 11:30am to 2:20pm, and from 5pm we offer our Casual Sunday menu. Reserve TODAY!

New Bahamas Prime Minister to be Sworn in tonight at 7pm

Source: Bahamas Weekly | New Bahamas Prime Minister to be Sworn in tonight at 7pm Free National Movement Leader the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis greets party supporters and addresses the crowd after a landslide victory at the polls in the nation’s General Election on May 10, 2017.  The FNM victory rally, pictured, took place last

Jr. International Rugby Festival on this weekend in Freeport

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Jr. International Rugby Festival on this weekend in Freeport Grand Bahama Youth Rugby Festival this weekend in Freeport. Teams from Cayman, Bermuda, Nassau and Key Biscayne will compete against local teams from The Bahamas. Please come out and support The Club and watch some great rugby.

Sidney Collie Thanks Participants of Yesterday’s Election

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie Thanks Participants of Yesterday’s Election Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) chairman, issued the following statement thanking volunteers, constituents and poll workers: “It is indeed the peoples’ time. Bahamians have spoken, and together we will turn the page on these past years of corruption and mismanagement, to a better

Haitian Flag Day 2017 to be held this Weekend in Nassau

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Haitian Flag Day 2017 to be held this Weekend in Nassau BTC is gearing up to celebrate Haitian Flag Day this weekend. The company has been an avid supporter of the Haitian community for over ten years. BTC will again title sponsor this year’s events in New Providence and Abaco. BTC

Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex Receives Cricket Equipment

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex Receives Cricket Equipment The staff at The Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex received a generous donation of cricket equipment from Mr. Tanveer Abbas, a Pakistani businessman based in the D.C. area.  Mr. Abbas, an avid cricket lover, met Greggory Taylor, President of the National Cricket Association and members

U.S. Embassy Nassau on The Bahamas Elections

Source: Bahamas Weekly | U.S. Embassy Nassau on The Bahamas Elections The Embassy of the United States of America congratulates the people of The Bahamas on a successful election. Citizens throughout The Bahamas exercised their constitutional right and civic responsibility, further strengthening The Bahamas’ robust democratic traditions. The U.S. government looks forward to working with

Saint Lucia Welcomes Thomson Airways Inaugural Flight

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Saint Lucia Welcomes Thomson Airways Inaugural Flight Saint Lucia is poised for tourism growth from one of its main generating markets, the United Kingdom as a result of new Dreamliner weekly service from London Gatwick. On Thursday May 4, the Thomson Airways flight made its inaugural visit carrying close to 300

Royal Bahamas Defence Force honours Fallen Comrades

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Royal Bahamas Defence Force honours Fallen Comrades The Royal Bahamas Defence Force held a special ceremony this morning at the Coral Harbour Base in honor of 4 fallen Marines who perished in a tragic incident 37 years ago. Special guests for the occasion included Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General

PM Christie congratulates Dr. Hubert Minnis on FNM victory

Source: Bahamas Weekly | PM Christie congratulates Dr. Hubert Minnis on FNM victory STATEMENT FROM PRIME MINISTER THE RT HON. PERRY CHRISTIE MAY 10th, 2017 I called Dr. Minnis earlier this evening to congratulate him on his party’s victory. I understand as perhaps few others the challenges that await Dr. Minnis, and I wish him

Calls for Cancellation of General Elections are Totally False

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Calls for Cancellation of General Elections are Totally False It has come to the attention of the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner that there are claims on social media that international election observers have called for the cancellation of the 10th May 2017 general elections in The Bahamas.   These social

General Election Scenes – Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly | General Election Scenes – Grand Bahama Bahamians from the early morning turned out in large numbers to vote in today’s General Election.  Following are some of the images from voting at the polls in Grand Bahama. Official photographs taken by Vandyke Hepburn of Bahamas Information Services… …

Voting Resumes in Elizabeth and Seabreeze after technical issues

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Voting Resumes in Elizabeth and Seabreeze after technical issues The Parliamentary Commissioner, Mr. Charles Albury, wishes to advise voters in the Elizabeth Constituency that due to some technical problems related to a few ballots, voting had to be suspended to allow for these issues to be resolved. In the Seabreeze Constituency,

New Horizon Academy Pays Courtesy Call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | New Horizon Academy Pays Courtesy Call on the Governor General Shonell McPhee, Proprietor/Director along with graduates from New Horizon Academy, paid a courtesy call upon Mr. Oswald Ingraham, Deputy to the Governor General and his wife, Mrs. Ingraham, at Government House on Friday, May 5, 2017. Official photograph taken by Letisha

Ambassador Academy Makes Courtesy Call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Ambassador Academy Makes Courtesy Call on the Governor General Graduates of Ambassador Academy called upon Deputy to the Governor General Mr. Oswald Ingraham and his wife, Mrs. Ingraham, at Government House on Friday, May 5, 2017. Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

Masonic Group Pays Courtesy Call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Masonic Group Pays Courtesy Call on the Governor General The Rt. Eminent David Gratian Moncur (seated centre, right), Masonic District Grand Prior-Designate of the Great Priory of Scotland District Grand Priory of Jamaica, Panama and The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General (centre), at Government

PM Warns of Special Foreign Interest

Source: Jones Bahamas | PM Warns of Special Foreign Interest Addressing scores of Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters on Clifford Park on Monday, Prime Minister Perry Christie warned supporters and Bahamians on what he called special foreign interests that are backing the Free National Movement’s (FNM) campaign.   Mr. Christie said millions of dollars have

Mitchell: Fox News Video – ‘Tissue of Lies’

Source: Jones Bahamas | Mitchell: Fox News Video – ‘Tissue of Lies’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell yesterday charged that the Chinese government has no ownership of The Bahamas and negated the video clip of the U.S. based Fox News as a “tissue of lies”. The Fox News commentator, Evan Siegfried, who in a

Minnis Confident FNM Will Emerge Victorious

Source: Jones Bahamas | Minnis Confident FNM Will Emerge Victorious Free National Movement Leader (FNM) Dr. Hubert Minnis is today confident that he and the FNM will emerge as the governing party after today’s ballots are cast and counted.   During the FNM’s final mass rally last night at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center, Dr.

Ballot Boxes Tampered

Source: Jones Bahamas | Ballot Boxes Tampered One day before the 2017 general election, Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Pinewood candidate Lincoln Bain expressed his concerns surrounding the early tampering of ballot boxes.   The Bahama Journal was at the Parliamentary Registration Department yesterday when Mr. Bain made the announcement that four ballot boxes had been

“Democracy Under Assault,” Says Christie

Source: Jones Bahamas | “Democracy Under Assault,” Says Christie The Bahamian democracy is under assault by outside interests and big money, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie, as “dangerous people” are pouring millions of dollars into propaganda to bring the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) down. While Christie urged Bahamians to vote for the PLP during

“Vote Against Corrupt Governance,” Says Collie

Source: Jones Bahamas | “Vote Against Corrupt Governance,” Says Collie Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday stressed the importance of today’s vote, charging that it is an escape from the “down spiral of corrupt governance”. He lamented that too much damage has been done by the Christie administration. “Tomorrow’s election provides the opportunity to

Police Assure Public of Adequate Presence for Elections

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Police Assure Public of Adequate Presence for Elections Deputy Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour, in charge of the Northern Bahamas, during a press conference at Police Headquarters, Tuesday, stated adequate police presence will be in place in all seven constituencies making up the Northern Bahamas for the country’s General Election on

Sidney Collie: The Significance of Today's Vote

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie: The Significance of Today’s Vote Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the importance of today’s election: “Bahamians are saying today’s election may be one of the most important we’ve ever had or will have. It is easy to see why, considering the last

Let's Celebrate Mom at The Grand Lucayan: Sunday, May 14th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Let’s Celebrate Mom at The Grand Lucayan: Sunday, May 14th Let’s Celebrate Mom at The Grand Lucayan – Sunday, May 14th Treat Mom to s spectacular Mother’s Day brunch buffet complete with expertly prepared seafood, chicken, roast beef, Asian favorites, a dessert station and a complimentary glass of champagne. Churchill’s Restaurant

New Eleuthera Healthcare Centre Agreement Mobilized

Source: Bahamas Weekly | New Eleuthera Healthcare Centre Agreement Mobilized Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on May 8, 2017, that he was pleased to announce the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), under his auspices as Prime Minister, would execute a formal agreement for the preliminary works that would ready

Health Ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Health Ministers to call for sustainable financing mechanisms Commonwealth Health Ministers will gather for their annual meeting in Geneva on 21 May 2017, on the eve of the 70th World Health Assembly. The theme for the meeting is: ‘Sustainable Financing of Universal Health Coverage as an Essential Component for Global Security

Bahamians Should Be Terrified Of An FNM Win

Source: Jones Bahamas | Bahamians Should Be Terrified Of An FNM Win 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

Five FNM Rallies in 48 Hours

Source: Jones Bahamas | Five FNM Rallies in 48 Hours The Free National Movement (FNM) campaign accelerated into high gear just two days before Bahamians head to the polls with five rallies in 48 hours.   Yesterday, the FNM held a rally in the Berry Islands with FNM candidate Carlton Bowleg.   Bowleg, a resident

FNM Golden Isles Office Robbed

Source: Jones Bahamas | FNM Golden Isles Office Robbed Several days ahead of the general election, Golden Isles Free National Movement (FNM) candidate Baugh Miller said his office, located Carmichael Road West, was robbed of its valuables last Thursday night.   Although his office was robbed, Mr. Miller noted that neither he nor his team

Ingraham Exposes Minnis’ Weakness

Source: Jones Bahamas | Ingraham Exposes Minnis’ Weakness Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis said the resurfacing of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is indicative of the lack of trust the Free National Movement (FNM) has in its leader Dr. Hubert Minnis. Mr. Davis in a statement yesterday insisted that the FNM has turned to its

Minister Refutes Tampering Allegations

Source: Jones Bahamas | Minister Refutes Tampering Allegations   Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Pineridge candidate Dr. Michael Darville said all recent allegations made against him, which also claims that he was involved with ballot tampering, are false.   Dr. Darville appeared on a ZNS radio talk show yesterday where he refuted and dismissed the allegations

Collie: BOB Bailout Politically Motivated

Source: Jones Bahamas | Collie: BOB Bailout Politically Motivated Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie has accused the government of trying to conceal documents that would reveal that many of the persons with nonperforming Bank of the Bahamas loans are affiliated with the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). In a press statement, Mr. Collie stated

Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp Pro-Coach: Chris Kranjc

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp Pro-Coach: Chris Kranjc If you’re looking for a soccer scholarship in the US and need some advice, look no further than this year’s Grand Bahama soccer camp. Among the star-studded array of guest coaches will be a man who knows the subject backwards. Chris Kranjc, one

Minister Darville refutes allegations

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Minister Darville refutes allegations As Election Day approaches, and desperation increases, the members of the oppositions’ tactics of lies, personal attacks and slander, in order to deceive voters into supporting their agenda, also increases. We anticipate that this propaganda will continue and even intensify through Election Day, as the opposition seeks

Bahamas Congratulates France

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Congratulates France The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has congratulated the Government of the French Republic on the successful exercise of democracy in its recent Presidential Election. The Government of The Bahamas looks forward to continuing the mutually cordial and long-standing friendly relationship between the two countries. Diplomatic

Engineer Graduate Participates in ALIV Trainee Programme

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Engineer Graduate Participates in ALIV Trainee Programme He has been a part of the ALIV Graduate Trainee Programme for six months and is responsible for assisting with the development of the Core Network for The Bahamas’ newest mobile network. After completing two Engineering degrees with a minor in Mathematics, Derick Ferguson

Bahamas Foreign Service Institute Inducts First 16 Officers

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Foreign Service Institute Inducts First 16 Officers The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration held a Foreign Service Officers Induction Training Programme closing ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Department of Labour on Rosetta Street.  The class of 16 officers was the first of its kind for the

Sidney Collie’s Statement on Potential BOB Bailout

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie’s Statement on Potential BOB Bailout Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the Bank of the Bahamas financial negligence: “Our embattled Prime Minister and his PLP cohorts continue to label every criticism that flies their way as political smear tactics. This is an astonishing

If Louis Bacon Controls The Bahamas…

Source: Jones Bahamas | If Louis Bacon Controls The 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

Visitors Enjoy FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Visitors Enjoy FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in The Bahamas Visitors from all over the world descended on The Bahamas for the historic FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, which ended on Sunday in dramatic fashion. Organizers of the biennial event said The Bahamas was a great destination for the

CG Carroll calls on Israeli Consulate General in New York

Source: Bahamas Weekly | CG Carroll calls on Israeli Consulate General in New York At the invitation of the Hon. Dani Dayan, Consul General for the State of Israel to New York, the Hon. Forrester J Carroll,  Bahamas Consul General to New York, paid a courtesy call on the Israeli Consulate General on Thursday, May

Darville: Urgent Need for Recalling Failing Politicians

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Darville: Urgent Need for Recalling Failing Politicians “Basically, all politicians are the same; and now into the 21 century, they will matter less and less. Politicians, whether Government or Opposition have been taking their constituents for a vicious ride for a very long time.”  I spoke these words way back in

Dr. Minnis: PLP’ Slate of Lies

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Minnis: PLP’ Slate of Lies Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement: “Our embattled Prime Minister has made plenty of baffling statements; however, his claim that I and the FNM are running a campaign of lies demonstrates the PLP’s level of disconnect from reality. The

Bahamas Election Advanced Polls in Canada, USA, Haiti and Jamaica

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Election Advanced Polls in Canada, USA, Haiti and Jamaica 7th May 2017 — Following the Advance Election Poll conducted on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017 at various Bahamian Overseas diplomatic posts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration releases the following photographs for general information: Photo 2 – The arrival of

Bahamas Election observers & Errol Bethel meet with Press Club

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Election observers & Errol Bethel meet with Press Club At The Bahamas Press Club Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, former Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel addressed members on the process of general elections. Also present were Commonwealth Election Observers Dr Tres-Ann Kremer, Political Advisor, Political Division, The Commonwealth and

Bahamas General Election Polling Stations (2017)

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas General Election Polling Stations (2017) Nassau, Bahamas – A general election will be held in The Bahamas on 10 May 2017. An advanced poll took place on May 3rd. Please see the attached PDF providing the Election Polling Stations throughout the Bahamas:

A Frank Look at Race Relations in a Collegiate Setting

Source: Bahamas Weekly | A Frank Look at Race Relations in a Collegiate Setting Dear White People (Season 1) – Bet You Think This Show Is About You… Minority students deal with different life issues while they attend an Ivy League university where the student majority is mostly ignorantly of their struggles. As each episode

Bahamas Honorary Consul to California honoured

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Honorary Consul to California honoured The Hon. Cedric A. Scott, Bahamas Honorary Consul to California, was honoured at the Diplomats Diversi-Tea Gala held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Marrott Hotel Marina Del Rey. Introducing Honorary Consul Scott, Ambassador and Founder April Sutton, said he was “being honoured for

Sidney Collie’s Statement Regarding Sherlyn Hall being Replaced

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie’s Statement Regarding Sherlyn Hall being Replaced Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s pretend acts of accountability: “How interesting it is that the embattled Prime Minister would pretend to exhibit accountability by removing Parliamentary Registration Commissioner Sherlyn Hall.  Prime Minister Christie’s actions

Sidney Collie’s Statement Regarding the Advance Poll Debacle

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie’s Statement Regarding the Advance Poll Debacle Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding Wednesday’s advanced poll debacle: “Incompetent until the bitter end!  That is how the people will remember this disastrous PLP Government.  With just days to go the PLP is now turning the

61 yr-old woman missing in Grand Bahama Island

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 61 yr-old woman missing in Grand Bahama Island Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 61 year old Jereen Wallace of Hunters Grand Bahama. She is described as standing at 5’6” in height, weighing between 180lbs – 200lbs, medium built with light brown complexion. She was last seen on

NEMA to Receive Emergency Equipment from Japan

Source: Bahamas Weekly | NEMA to Receive Emergency Equipment from Japan The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received grant aid by way of emergency management equipment through a Japanese funding programme. An agreement was recently signed for the equipment, which would be specifically manufactured in Japan to local technological specifications before being shipped to The

Dr. Minnis thanks those who voted on Wednesday

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Minnis thanks those who voted on Wednesday Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement thanking all who stood in line and voted at Wednesday’s advance poll: “As we draw closer to this general election, passions and emotions intensify. However, given this inept government’s lack of

Young Bahamian activist invited to the U.N.

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Young Bahamian activist invited to the U.N. The Friendship Ambassador Foundation in conjunction with the United Nations has invited promising young activist Jasper Ward to the 20th session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations (U.N.) The Youth Assembly at the United Nations is a unique platform for fostering dialogue

Bahamas to Host Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s General Assembly

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas to Host Caribbean Broadcasting Union’s General Assembly The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, in conjunction with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), announced in a recent press conference that The Bahamas will host the CBU’s 48th Annual General Assembly August 21-24, 2017. Chairman of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB)

2017 Atlantic Medical Walk: 19 Years and counting

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 2017 Atlantic Medical Walk: 19 Years and counting Atlantic Medical Insurance Limited held its much anticipated Annual Fun Run Walk on Saturday April 29, 2017 with many participants enjoying the event, which is just one of several initiatives the insurance giant funds to promote healthy lifestyles. For the second year in

BTC & Garvin Tynes Partner for Autism Awareness

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC & Garvin Tynes Partner for Autism Awareness Garvin Tynes Primary School held a special assembly last Friday to observe Autism Awareness Month. The assembly, under the theme “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” was attended by parents, students from the autism center at the school and the other students at Garvin

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Mobile Banking App Named Best In The Region

Source: Bahamas Weekly | CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Mobile Banking App Named Best In The Region Less than a year after its launch, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s mobile banking app has been named best in the region. The regional bank’s credit card products were also named best in the region by International Finance Magazine (IFM) in its International Finance

Dr. Minnis’ Statement Regarding Yesterday’s Election Chaos

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Minnis’ Statement Regarding Yesterday’s Election Chaos Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement regarding the government’s failure to maintain a free and fair poll: “The disarray at yesterday’s advanced poll is another disgraceful episode revealing the PLP’s inability to govern. This Governments ineptitude and mismanagement

Bahamas back on the sand for FIFA exhibition match

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas back on the sand for FIFA exhibition match First Exhibition Match in World Cup History At the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup The Bahamas has made history in more ways than one. Not only is the World Cup being hosted in the Caribbean for the first time ever, The Bahamas

OAS Electoral Observation Mission Begins Deployment in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | OAS Electoral Observation Mission Begins Deployment in The Bahamas The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) to The Bahamas, led by its Chief of Mission Sherry Tross, began its deployment today ahead of the May 10 general elections. Tross, who is also the Ombudsperson of the Organization,

Hon. K. Neville Adderley on Baha Mar

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Hon. K. Neville Adderley on Baha Mar Nassau, Bahamas – The Following Statement Is Issued On Behalf Of Retired Supreme Court Justice The Hon. K. Neville Adderley: Dame Joan is Incorrect on Baha Mar Deal: Both proceedings and judgment were in public, not sealed   I have read with consternation the

The Bahamas: Forgotten History to open at The Ladder Gallery

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The Bahamas: Forgotten History to open at The Ladder Gallery The Ladder Gallery invites you to The Bahamas: Forgotten History, a debut exhibition by Bahamian artist Durelle Williams which opens on Friday, May 12th 2017 from 6:00pm at The Ladder Gallery. Williams explores the Bahamian narrative by revisiting objects, people and

Downtown Straw Market Donates Funds to the Heart Foundation

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Downtown Straw Market Donates Funds to the Heart Foundation Thanks to the efforts of the Straw Market Authority and the Straw Vendors and Woodcarvers employed at the Downtown, Bay Street Straw Market, the Sir Victor Sassoon Bahamas Heart Foundation is the beneficiary of a cheque totaling approximately $3,000. Kevin Simmons, Chairman

Desmond Bannister remarks at FNM Mass Rally

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Desmond Bannister remarks at FNM Mass Rally Remarks by Thomas Desmond Bannister at Mass Rally on 3rd May, 2017: Tonight I say a sincere “Thank You” to our brave Police Officers and valiant Defence Force Officers who exercised their right to vote their conscience in today’s advanced poll. Those officers voted

Bahamians Honoured for Their Contributions to Regattas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamians Honoured for Their Contributions to Regattas The National Family Island Regatta Committee recently recognized four Bahamians for their contributions to the growth and development of the championship sailing sport. Aulice “Tommy” Thompson, George Knowles, Joshua Green and Shirley Rolle, secretary of the National Family Island Regatta Committee, were robed in

Minnis: PLP Using Young Candidates as ‘Window Dressings’

Source: Jones Bahamas | Minnis: PLP Using Young Candidates as ‘Window Dressings’ Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis charged that Prime Minister Perry Christie and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) are using their young candidates as “window dressings”.   Alluding to Mr. Christie’s previous statement that he (Mr. Christie) is a bridge to

DNA Leader Calls Ingraham ‘Coward’

Source: Jones Bahamas | DNA Leader Calls Ingraham ‘Coward’ Hours after being counted out of the race as a “waste” of a vote by former prime minister Hubert Ingraham, Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney called the former leader the “biggest coward” there ever was.   McCartney’s comments came during the DNA’s ‘green light

Chaos at Advance Poll

Source: Jones Bahamas | Chaos at Advance Poll Chaos erupted at yesterday’s advance poll and what was expected to be a smooth process turned into hours of waiting for thousands of Bahamians.   Law enforcement officers and other registered voters stood in long lines at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium to cast their vote ahead

“Baha Mar Deal Public, Not Sealed,” Says Adderley

Source: Jones Bahamas | “Baha Mar Deal Public, Not Sealed,” Says Adderley Retired Supreme Court Justice K. Neville Adderley revealed yesterday that Baha Mar’s proceedings and judgment were in public and not sealed, which makes former Chief Justice Dame Joan Sawyer incorrect on the resort’s deal. Adderley explained that the statement made by Sawyer that

BTVI Receives $30,000 ALIV Sponsorship

Source: Jones Bahamas | BTVI Receives ,000 ALIV Sponsorship Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) is set to receive $30,000 in sponsorship from the ALIV company, a three-year partnership that will assist the institution with its commencement exercises beginning this month. At a contract signing yesterday, at the ALIV headquarters, Chief ALIV Officer Damian Blackburn

FNM Chairman Doesn’t Deny Bacon’s Backing

Source: Jones Bahamas | FNM Chairman Doesn’t Deny Bacon’s Backing 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

(Photos) General Election Advanced Poll – May 3, 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | (Photos) General Election Advanced Poll – May 3, 2017 Nassau, The Bahamas – General Elections Advanced Poll at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym on May 3, 2017.  Official photographs taken by Derek Smith of Bahamas Information Services. Photos enclosed…

Solomon's Fresh Market Wine Tasting Event Benefits REACH Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Solomon’s Fresh Market Wine Tasting Event Benefits REACH Bahamas Solomon’s Fresh Market teamed up with Young’s Fine Wine to host an evening of food, wine and networking in support of Autism Awareness Month.  The Charity sampling event at the Old Fort Bay location, raised funds to assist R.E.A.C.H. Bahamas in its

Commodore Bethel Heads Largest RBDF Promotion Exercise

Source: Jones Bahamas | Commodore Bethel Heads Largest RBDF Promotion Exercise The Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard J. Nottage confirmed on May 2, 2017 the appointment of Captain Tellis A. Bethel as commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). Commodore Bethel’s position becomes retroactive as of March 2015, when he assumed responsibilities as

Roberts: Ingraham’s Allegation of ‘Stolen’ $860K, ‘False’

Source: Jones Bahamas | Roberts: Ingraham’s Allegation of ‘Stolen’ 0K, ‘False’ Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday that former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham’s allegation that more than $800,000 was stolen from the Ministry of Finance is false.   Mr. Roberts made this comment in response to remarks made by the former prime

HMBS Nassau Docks at Defence Force Base

Source: Jones Bahamas | HMBS Nassau Docks at Defence Force Base Having completed a major refit, one additional Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft is now ready for action. After undergoing extensive maintenance and repairs overseas at the Maaskant Shipyards in Stellendam, Holland for eight months, Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Nassau docked at the Defence

Govt and Carnival Sign Agreement for GB Port

Source: Jones Bahamas | Govt and Carnival Sign Agreement for GB Port The Government of The Bahamas and Carnival Cruise Lines officially signed a heads of agreement for a $200 million development of a new cruise port in the East Grand Bahama Cruise Port Development project yesterday at the Grand Bahama Lucayan Hotel. The multi-million

Ingraham Charge Unfounded

Source: Jones Bahamas | Ingraham Charge Unfounded The Ministry of Finance claims that there is no evidence of $860,700 in missing or stolen funds, which former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham alleged was misplaced by the government.   The Ministry of Finance issued a statement yesterday noting that there should be evidence to back Mr. Ingraham’s

Dames: Bahamians Should be Proud of Junkanoo Carnival

Source: Jones Bahamas | Dames: Bahamians Should be Proud of Junkanoo Carnival Just a day ahead of the third installment of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC), Festival Commission CEO Roscoe Dames would like naysayers to know that carnival is an investment that all Bahamians should be proud of.   “This is an investment in us as

Hundreds to Vote in Advance Poll

Source: Jones Bahamas | Hundreds to Vote in Advance Poll Hundreds of Bahamians are expected to cast their votes today in the advance poll at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium.   Individuals expected to vote today include members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, the electoral workers, and individuals who

HMBS Nassau docks at the Defence Force Base

Source: Bahamas Weekly | HMBS Nassau docks at the Defence Force Base Having completed a major refit, one additional Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft is now ready for action. After undergoing extensive maintenance and repairs overseas at the Maaskant Shipyards in Stellendam, Holland for 8 months, Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship NASSAU docked at the

Sidney Collie: Baha Mar’s Outrageous Property Lease

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie: Baha Mar’s Outrageous Property Lease Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the government’s concessions to Baha Mar’s purchaser Chow Tai Fook Enterprises: “What more can this PLP give away?  They’ve given away the public’s trust with Attorney General Alyson Maynard-Gibson having made repeated

Dr. Minnis Remarks at FNM Rally South Abaco – May 2nd

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Minnis Remarks at FNM Rally South Abaco – May 2nd Remarks by Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement at South Abaco Rally Tuesday 2 May 2017:                                Abaco: Are you ready for change? Are you sick and tired of the PLP? Last night we were in

OAS to send Electoral Observer Mission to Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | OAS to send Electoral Observer Mission to Bahamas WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Organization of American States (OAS) will deploy an Electoral Observation Mission to the general elections in The Bahamas on May 10, 2017, according to the agreement signed on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 between OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro and

Sidney Collie on Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie on Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival: “It comes as no surprise that the reports coming in from Grand Bahama say this year’s Junkanoo Carnival saw significantly lower turnout than last year. According to one

64th National Family Island Regatta Scenes

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 64th National Family Island Regatta Scenes 64th National Family Island Regatta, April 25-29, 2017 in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, Exuma.  (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna) Class A Tida Wave — Skipper Brooks Miller of Staniel Cay, champs with 16 points Running Tide — Stephan Knowles of Long Island,  2nd with 16 points Ed

Calypso Rose: From Grant to Grammy

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Calypso Rose: From Grant to Grammy Known as the Calypso Queen of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean sensation Calypso Rose, with over 30 albums under her belt, set out in 2007 to become the Calypso Queen of the world with the launch of her first internationally-released self-titled album “Calypso Rose”. Since then,

Police Commissioner Announces 851 Police Promotions

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Police Commissioner Announces 851 Police Promotions The Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade is pleased to announce the promotions of Senior and Junior officers within the Royal Bahamas Police Force, which became effective on 1st January 2017. Promotion of Inspectors, Assistant Superintendents and Superintendents: In accordance with Article 119(3) of the Constitution,

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. appoints Board Chairman Marianne Hasold-Schilter as New Director and Chairman of The Board

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. appoints Board Chairman Marianne Hasold-Schilter as New Director and Chairman of The Board Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Marianne Hasold-Schilter as Director and Chairman of the Board. After almost three decades in leadership, Marianne retired on the 30th April, 2017 as Executive Vice

What Is Save The Bays Hiding

Source: Jones Bahamas | What Is Save The Bays Hiding 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

POP For Lupus Awareness

Source: Jones Bahamas | POP For Lupus Awareness With May being recognized as Lupus Awareness Month around the world, the local support group known as Lupus 242 is set to host a series of events and activities that is anticipated to raise awareness of the disease that plagues many Bahamians.   Being in its fifth

Food Assistance Prepaid Cards reach Cat Island

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Food Assistance Prepaid Cards reach Cat Island On Monday, 24th April, 2017 representatives of the Department of Social Services of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development visited Cat Island to distribute visa pre-paid cards to qualified persons on the government food assistance programme. Ms. Phedra Rahming, Acting Permanent Secretary

“Minnis Talking Fool on Baha Mar Deal,” Says Bell

Source: Jones Bahamas | “Minnis Talking Fool on Baha Mar Deal,” Says Bell Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate for Carmichael Keith Bell said FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is “talking fool” in his critical response to the government’s new heads of agreement (HOA) with Baha Mar.   Bell made this comment in a statement yesterday,

Minnis: Baha Mar Deal Contains ‘Disastrous Provisions’

Source: Jones Bahamas | Minnis: Baha Mar Deal Contains ‘Disastrous Provisions’ A day after the “secret” Baha Mar deal was unsealed, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis charged that the documents contain many “disastrous provisions”. With that sentiment as his premise, the FNM leader in a statement yesterday said this makes it obvious

Aliv at 60K Subscribers and Growing

Source: Jones Bahamas | Aliv at 60K Subscribers and Growing After officially launching in November of last year, the country’s newest telecommunications provider Aliv is up to 60,000 subscribers and growing.   Aliv’s CEO Damian Blackburn revealed this information yesterday while appearing as a guest on the Love 97’s daily talk show Issues of the

851 Policemen Promoted

Source: Jones Bahamas | 851 Policemen Promoted Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade announced the promotions of 851 senior and junior officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force yesterday.   In accordance with Article 119(3) of the constitution, Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, acting on the advice of the Police Service Commission, has approved the promotions

$8M for Baha Mar Training

Source: Jones Bahamas | M for Baha Mar Training Eight million dollars has been allotted for a Bahamian based training program at the Baha Mar resort.   This revelation came in the recently unsealed heads of agreement (HOA) document signed between the Bahamian government and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.   The HOA stated that “more

Travelers to Bahamas reminded of Conch Exportation Limit

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Travelers to Bahamas reminded of Conch Exportation Limit The Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases for the general information of travellers that the fisheries regulations of The Bahamas allow for the export of up to ten pounds (10 lbs.) of conch meat as personal baggage without the requirement of a permit.  Anything

P.A.C.E. Opens Permanent Home After Nearly 50 Years

Source: Bahamas Weekly | P.A.C.E. Opens Permanent Home After Nearly 50 Years After nearly half a century of providing support to more than 4,000 pregnant teen mothers P.A.C.E. (Providing Access to Continued Education), finally has a permanent place to call home. On Thursday morning, founders and community partners gathered in the parking lot of the

Older Posts››