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April 25, 2017

Bahamas

U.S. Wins Golden Baton at IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017

Source: Jones Bahamas | U.S. Wins Golden Baton at IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 For the third consecutive time the United States team captured the coveted Golden Baton to win, overall, the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017.   The event was held April 22-23, 2017 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium where thousands gathered

Man Shot Dead in GB

Source: Jones Bahamas | Man Shot Dead in GB A man was shot dead in Grand Bahama on Sunday evening. Shortly before 11 p.m., police were called to an apartment complex on Amberjack Street where police said they discovered the lifeless body of a male with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at

$30 Million to Boost NHI

Source: Jones Bahamas | Million to Boost NHI Prime Minister Perry Christie said National Health Insurance will be strengthened with a fund of about $30 million to cover catastrophic illnesses.   His comments came during yesterday’s NHI Enrolment Phase, launched at the Enoch Beckford Memorial Auditorium.   “We decided to commit $24 million annually with

Constituents Express Mixed Views on MP Scandals

Source: Jones Bahamas | Constituents Express Mixed Views on MP Scandals Marathon and Golden Gates constituents have mixed views on their Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidates after news of their scandalous involvement. Another bombshell dropped in the midst of the PLP’s campaign less than a week after the party’s Marathon candidate and incumbent Jerome Fitzgerald

Collie Wants End to PLP Corruption

Source: Jones Bahamas | Collie Wants End to PLP Corruption Condemning the Christie administration yet again, Free National Movement Chairman Sidney Collie called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to fire his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) cabinet ministers for unscrupulous deals that were made during their time as government. In the statement issued yesterday, Mr. Collie

NHI Enrolls 350

Source: Jones Bahamas | NHI Enrolls 350 Bahamians wasted no time applying for National Health Insurance following its launch yesterday, which witnessed an excess of 350 applicants enrolling in the programme, according to NHI Project Manager Dr. Delon Brennen.   Mr. Brennen said yesterday’s launch brought Bahamians one step close to receiving Primary Care services

NHI Bahamas Strengthened by Fund to Cover Catastrophic Illnesses

Source: Bahamas Weekly | NHI Bahamas Strengthened by Fund to Cover Catastrophic Illnesses Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie said NHI Bahamas has been strengthened by a fund that will receive $24 to $30 million annually to cover “catastrophic illnesses.” Prime Minister Christie said the fund is a result

Sir Orville passes on GGYA’s Chairman Baton

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sir Orville passes on GGYA’s Chairman Baton Tributes were paid to former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Governor General’s Youth Award as he steps down as the organization’s chairman of the Board of Trustees.   “I am honoured to follow Sir Orville as

OAS Executive Secretariat With Recent Appointment

Source: Bahamas Weekly | OAS Executive Secretariat With Recent Appointment The Organization of American States (OAS) has fulfilled the wishes of OAS Member States to strengthen the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) Executive Secretariat by appointing Ambassador Adam Namm to the post of Executive Secretary of CICAD. The appointment was made in December 2016.

Bahamian Officials Applaud CICAD Decision to Continue Capacity Building Initiatives Among Member States

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamian Officials Applaud CICAD Decision to Continue Capacity Building Initiatives Among Member States The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) will continue to assist Member States in strengthening institutional, technical and human capabilities for implementation of comprehensive drug control programmes through its Drug Control Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Session, CICAD

US Wins Golden Baton at IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | US Wins Golden Baton at IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 For the third consecutive time the United States team captured the coveted Golden Baton to win, overall, the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017. The event was held April 22-23, 2017 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium where thousands gathered to

New Airlift to Bimini from Newark

Source: Bahamas Weekly | New Airlift to Bimini from Newark Resorts World Bimini, a sprawling 750-acre luxury beachfront resort, casino and marina on the Bahamian Out Island of North Bimini, in partnership with Elite Airways, is pleased to announce the first ever non-stop service from Newark to Bimini, slated to launch on June 1, 2017.

“A Campaign Of Subterfuge Oversees”

Source: Jones Bahamas | “A Campaign Of Subterfuge Oversees” By P.J. Malone   In discussing on a Love 97 radio show whether or not a Non-Bahamian national, who is said to be funding three candidates from the Free National Movement (FNM) political party, has the objective of purchasing a government, Minister Fred Mitchell said “if

Symonette Declares Net Worth of $156 Million

Source: Jones Bahamas | Symonette Declares Net Worth of 6 Million The official declarations of all political candidates running in the upcoming general elections have been made public, and topping the list after declaring a net worth of over $156 million was Free National Movement (FNM) St. Anne’s candidate Brent Symonette.   His declaration of

“I’m Funding the FNM,” Says Smith

Source: Jones Bahamas | “I’m Funding the FNM,” Says Smith Noted Queen’s Council Fred Smith has confirmed accusations made by Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell that he is helping fund the Free National Movement’s campaign.   In a roughly minute long video that has circulated via social media, an unapologetic Smith said he will do everything

Baha Mar Opens Phase One

Source: Jones Bahamas | Baha Mar Opens Phase One Prime Minister Perry Christie said he was “very pleased” to take part in the long-awaited first phase opening of the 1,800-room hotel and the 200,000-square foot Convention Centre at Baha Mar. “The Hyatt Group is an entrenched global hospitality brand,” Prime Minister Christie said during the

Is He Losing His Mind?

Source: Jones Bahamas | Is He Losing His Mind? By P.J. Malone Fred Smith and his Save The Bays cohorts believe that they are so much above the law that they can not only break United States Treasury regulations, but they obviously believe that they don’t have to comply with the Bahamas regulations either. When

Dr. Minnis Promises Improved Healthcare for Exuma

Source: Jones Bahamas | Dr. Minnis Promises Improved Healthcare for Exuma The torch burnt in Exuma on Saturday night as scores of supporters turned out to the Free National Movement’s (FNM) rally, as the party’s leader Dr. Hubert Minnis urged the jubilant crowd to give his party a chance to transform the island of Exuma.

Roberts Accuses D’Aguilar of Customs Fraud

Source: Jones Bahamas | Roberts Accuses D’Aguilar of Customs Fraud Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts uncovered official documents to support his accusation against Free National Movement Freetown candidate Dioniso D’Aguilar for falsifying invoices for the purchase of washing machines. Yesterday, Roberts released a statement claiming that in 2013, D’Aguilar falsified invoices from Whirlpool Corporation

Sidney Collie: Perry Christie’s Blasphemy

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie: Perry Christie’s Blasphemy Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement: “We’ve become accustom to watching Perry Christie and the PLP act disrespectfully to our country but their delusional thinking has hit a new and awful low. The Prime Minister now says that not even ‘God

DNA: The Blaspheming Prime Minister!

Source: Bahamas Weekly | DNA: The Blaspheming Prime Minister! Over the course of the past five years, Bahamians have been forced to live with the scandals and failed policies of this corrupt and inept PLP administration. Even worse, the country has watched, many of us in utter disbelief, as the Prime Minister’s arrogance, and outright

Bahamas Wins IAAF Mixed 4 x 400m Relays

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Wins IAAF Mixed 4 x 400m Relays The Bahamas took gold in the IAAF 4 x 400m Mixed Relay to close out the 2017 IAAF / BTC World Relays hosted by The Bahamas the weekend of April 22nd and 23rd. The new addition was a glorious close to Sunday night’s

Corporate Donors Lauded by UWI

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Corporate Donors Lauded by UWI Corporate donors to the University of the West Indies came in for high praise recently for their continued support of the university especially in “trying financial times”. Chairman of the Campus Council at Cave Hill, Sir Paul Altman, noted that access to funding was critical for

Money, Power, Decisions, "Liar’s Dice" to Debut April 25th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Money, Power, Decisions, “Liar’s Dice” to Debut April 25th Alexander Glinton, a young business executive working hard from 9 to 5 grows increasingly frustrated to make the money he thinks it needs to “make it happen.” At wits end, Alexander decides to risk it all for a shot at “success” breaking

IAAF / BTC World Relays Bahamas Night 1 Photos

Source: Bahamas Weekly | IAAF / BTC World Relays Bahamas Night 1 Photos The IAAF / BTC World Relays opened earlier in the day at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau with junior Bahamian athletes competing, and by 7:30pm the ceremonies and senior competition began. The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, and

Grand Bahama man shot on East Beach Drive

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama man shot on East Beach Drive Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male hospitalized. Reports are that on Saturday 22nd April 2017 shortly before 8:00pm, a male reported that while in the East Beach Drive area, he was approached by another male

Rotary Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Rotary Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt The historic Collins House grounds were speckled with colourful eggs Easter weekend as hundreds of children searched for prizes during six egg hunts throughout the day. The Rotary Clubs of East Nassau, Nassau, and New Providence, in partnership with JoyFM and 100Jamz,  hosted

RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drugs arrest

Source: Bahamas Weekly | RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drugs arrest Three American males are in police custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs. Reports are that on Thursday 20th April 2017 shortly after 9:00am, Police at the Freeport Lucayan Harbour were called to the Bahamas CustomsTerminal where they arrested

Baha Mar Opens Phase One

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Baha Mar Opens Phase One Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on April 21, 2017, that, to put it mildly, he was “very pleased” to take part in the long-awaited First Phase Opening of the 1800-room hotel and the 200,000-square foot Convention Centre at Baha

BAMSI Signs Contract With Organic Farm

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BAMSI Signs Contract With Organic Farm Thursday, April 20, 2017, The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) continues to be an open door to opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Executives of the Institute on Thursday signed a contract with proprietor of Rosa Organic Farms Errington Thompson. The contract signals the first

BAMSI Graduates Add Value to the Workforce

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BAMSI Graduates Add Value to the Workforce Thursday, April 20, 2017, Championing the quality of the Institute’s academic programmes, Godfrey Eneas, President of The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), said every member of BAMSI’s graduating class of 2016 is positively engaged, either gainfully employed or pursuing further studies at

Baha Mar Officially Opens to the Public

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Baha Mar Officially Opens to the Public The following are Remarks by The Rt. Hon Perry. G. Christie Prime Minister and Minister of Finance at the First Phase Opening of Baha Mar Friday, made on 21st April, 2017: I am very pleased to be here today to take part in this

Three murder suspects arrested after quick response by police

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Three murder suspects arrested after quick response by police Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Quick action by officers from the Mobile Division has resulted in the arrest of three adult males and the recovery of two illegal firearms following a shooting incident that has left a man dead

OAS Sec. General Remarks at Pindling Bust Unveiling

Source: Bahamas Weekly | OAS Sec. General Remarks at Pindling Bust Unveiling Remarks by OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez At The Unveiling Ceremony For A Memorial Bust of the Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling in The Hall of Heroes at OAS Headquarters, on April 20, 2017 in Washington, DC: It is an honor for

CTO Earth Day Message 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | CTO Earth Day Message 2017 As the world pauses to celebrate Earth Day, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is pleased to declare its support for actions that make a difference.I t is no secret that the very foundation of Caribbean tourism is our unparalleled natural environment; one that is rich in

BTC supports Kingdor Parkinson’s Foundation Ball set for April 29th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC supports Kingdor Parkinson’s Foundation Ball set for April 29th BTC today announced its partnership with the Kingdor Parkinson’s Foundation. On April 29th, the Foundation will host its annual ball geared towards raising funds for the awareness of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This year, the Foundation will be honouring BTC’s CEO Leon

DG Brennen-Haylock calls on OAS Executive Secretary

Source: Bahamas Weekly | DG Brennen-Haylock calls on OAS Executive Secretary Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General, paid a courtesy call on Ms. Kim Osborne,  OAS Executive Secretary for Integral Development, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 primarily to discuss the launch of the 2017 OAS/Government of The Bahamas Scholarship​; however, the

Public Health Clinic Enrolment in National Health Insurance

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Public Health Clinic Enrolment in National Health Insurance The Ministry of Health advises that the public health clinics in New Providence can be selected as primary care providers for NHI enrolment. Enrolment begins April 24, 2017. You can register at South Beach Health Centre, Elizabeth Estates Clinic, Flamingo Gardens Clinic, and

BTC Helps C.H. Reeves Imagine The Possibilities

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC Helps C.H. Reeves Imagine The Possibilities Students at C.H. Reeves were honoured today their top students in a special mathematics assembly. BTC PR Manager, Indira Collie stated that, “We are so proud of the students at C.H. Reeves, who have shown their limitless potential and demonstrated that hard work does

Minnis Remarks at FNM Mega Rally April 20th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Minnis Remarks at FNM Mega Rally April 20th The long national nightmare of the PLP is soon to be over. The message of the thousands upon thousands here tonight is clear: IT’S THEP EOPLE’S TIME. You can feel the wave of change rippling across this massive crowd and across our Bahamaland.

Bust of First Prime Minister of Bahamas Unveiled at OAS

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bust of First Prime Minister of Bahamas Unveiled at OAS Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The Bahamas, unveiled a memorial bust of her late husband, Sir Lynden Pindling, the first Prime Minister of The Bahamas, during an impressive ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Organization of

Pam Burnside: The Health of a Nation

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Pam Burnside: The Health of a Nation I read with interest today of the opening of the mini hospital in Abaco, and say ‘congratulations’ to the government for finally getting it opened, and hopefully, fully staffed and operational for the long haul. However, I wish to point out that buildings by

25th annual National Young Chef Culinary Competition at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 25th annual National Young Chef Culinary Competition at Government House Champion Young Chefs from all over The Bahamas celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the “National Young Chef Culinary Competition” at Government House in Nassau. Her Excellency the Gov. Gen. Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, presented the awards under the Ministry of Education’s

Bust of Sir Lynden Pindling Unveiled at OAS

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bust of Sir Lynden Pindling Unveiled at OAS I bring greetings from our Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie and our Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Fred Mitchell. Both of them today have taken the first step, Nomination, in the process of free and fair elections, – the

Minnis calls for Fitzgerald and Maynard-Gibson to be Fired

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Minnis calls for Fitzgerald and Maynard-Gibson to be Fired “A cardinal principle of cabinet governance is that a cabinet minister must ensure that no conflict arises or appears to arise between their public duties and their private interests. That trust is paramount in doing the peoples’ businesses.”

 “For their failure and

Jerome Fitzgerald responds to Tribune headline story

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Jerome Fitzgerald responds to Tribune headline story I have no contract with Baha Mar or any of its affiliates, nor do I own any shares in Bahamas Cargo & Logistics, which is a company formed by my father many years ago. Nothing in today’s Tribune contradicts that. Sarkis Izmiralian and I

STB: A frantic government comes unhinged

Source: Bahamas Weekly | STB: A frantic government comes unhinged The government’s latest attack on local NGOs has been denounced as reckless, dangerous and a clear sign of how desperate the PLP party has become. Over the last year, the PLP has steadily escalated its assault on Save The Bays (STB), after the noted environmental

Community Centre at Quakoo Street Re-Opened and Re-Dedicated

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Community Centre at Quakoo Street Re-Opened and Re-Dedicated Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addressed the Re-Opening and Re-Dedication of the Community Centre at Quakoo Street on Wednesday afternoon, April 19.  Minister of National Security the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage also addressed the ceremonies.  Mrs. Christie and Mrs. Nottage are

Help save the Elbow Reef Lighthouse

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Help save the Elbow Reef Lighthouse The Bahamas are home to a great number of cultural treasures. Counted among them are eleven imperial light stations constructed to guide shipping interests safely through the archipelago during the nineteenth century. These stations were constructed between 1836 and 1887 by the British Imperial Lighthouse

Dominica attends 2017 International Migration Summit in China

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dominica attends 2017 International Migration Summit in China The Head of Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Unit, Ambassador Emmanuel Nanthan is in Shanghai, China where he is participating in the 2017 International Migration Summit. The three-day citizenship and residence conference began on Wednesday, April 19th and will end on Friday April 21st

Rape Video Concerns Anglican Bishop

Source: Jones Bahamas | Rape Video Concerns Anglican Bishop Following the circulation of a horrific video on social media which exposed a man apparently sexually assaulting a young woman in broad daylight, grave concern was expressed yesterday by the Most Reverend Drexel Gomez. The Anglican Bishop said the act itself was obnoxious. He laments that

SIR ORVILLE PASSES ON GGYA’s CHAIRMAN BATON

Source: Jones Bahamas | SIR ORVILLE PASSES ON GGYA’s CHAIRMAN BATON Tributes were paid to former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Governor General’s Youth Award as he steps down as the organization’s chairman of the Board of Trustees.   “I am honoured to follow Sir Orville as

140 to Nominate

Source: Jones Bahamas | 140 to Nominate Today is Nomination Day and approximately 140 candidates, competing in the upcoming general election, will make their campaigns official.   To complete the nomination process, candidates will present themselves to the Returning Officer at a designated station between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and submit

New Healthcare Centre for Abaco

Source: Jones Bahamas | New Healthcare Centre for Abaco Residents in Marsh Harbour, Abaco now have a new state-of-the-art healthcare centre to call their own.   The new healthcare centre was commissioned yesterday by Prime Minister Perry Christie.   Mr. Christie said the healthcare centre is “a tremendous accomplishment which brings us, as a nation,

Pinder Drops Out of Election Race to Support FNM

Source: Jones Bahamas | Pinder Drops Out of Election Race to Support FNM Fox Hill candidate and Unionist John Pinder announced his decision to bow out of the election race and support Free National Movement (FNM) candidate Shonel Ferguson. Mr. Pinder said upon hearing the noise on the ground, he saw it fit to gracefully

CLICO Payouts Expected Next Week

Source: Jones Bahamas | CLICO Payouts Expected Next Week Some eight years after CLICO insurance went “belly-up” some 10,000 plus policy holders could be expecting some sort of payout next week and Pastor Emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church Bishop Simeon Hall, who initially stood up for the policyholders, is commending Prime Minister Perry Christie for

Another Looming Landfill Fire

Source: Jones Bahamas | Another Looming Landfill Fire In the early hours of Wednesday morning fire fighters were once again called to the New Providence Landfill to battle another blaze. According to Chief Superintendent Walter Evans, the landfill fire was one of three fires that fire fighters were called to battle. “The fire services had

Sidney Collie’s Statement Regarding the New Providence Landfill

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie’s Statement Regarding the New Providence Landfill Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the recent fire at the New Providence landfill: “Last night the New Providence landfill caught on fire once again. I hope our government resolves this situation as soon as possible, given

IAAF President Lord Coe calls on Prime Minister Christie

Source: Bahamas Weekly | IAAF President Lord Coe calls on Prime Minister Christie The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister (centre right), welcomed Lord Sebastian Coe, IAAF President (centre left), during a courtesy call at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  Also pictured are Rosamunde Carey, BAAA President, and Minister

Minister Gray Supports Youth Sailing with Sir Durward Knowles National Junior Sailing Regatta

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Minister Gray Supports Youth Sailing with Sir Durward Knowles National Junior Sailing Regatta Over 100 young sailors will be participating in this year’s annual Sir Durward Knowles National Junior Sailing Regatta, from Andros, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Exuma, Long Island, Eleuthera and New Providence, April 20-22, in fierce and friendly competition featuring

Dr. Hubert Minnis: PLP’s Economic Mismanagement

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Hubert Minnis: PLP’s Economic Mismanagement Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement: “Five years ago, the PLP made one lofty promise after another in their campaign run. At every turn, they promised Bahamians a better life. But during their five years, they have delivered a

Kemp: The DNA will open the doors for Financial Flows!

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Kemp: The DNA will open the doors for Financial Flows! The Democratic National Alliance has committed itself vigorously to opening our financial floodgates and allowing capital to flow freely in and out of our jurisdiction. As a country that boasts itself as being a financial jurisdiction, we feel as if we

Bahamas Public Notice for Advanced Poll on May 3rd

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Public Notice for Advanced Poll on May 3rd Commonwealth of The Bahamas Ministry of National Security Parliamentary Registration Department Public Notice General Elections – Wednesday, 10th May, 2017. The Parliamentary Commissioner hereby informs the general public that the Governor-General in accordance with section 54(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter

Grace Christian Academy Students from Grand Bahama call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grace Christian Academy Students from Grand Bahama call on the Governor General Grade six students of Grace Christian Academy, Grand Bahama, paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

Milo Butler Future Stars Soccer Team Seals Championship Win

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Milo Butler Future Stars Soccer Team Seals Championship Win In a strong finish, the Milo Butler Future Stars ended the 2017 season, winning the Bahamas Youth Football League under 12 boys KnockOut tournament. The players also secured the championship title in the Baha Juniors Community Shield Tournament under 12 boys category,

Dr. Minnis’ Statement on PLP’s Electrical Costs Subsidy

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Minnis’ Statement on PLP’s Electrical Costs Subsidy Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s promise to subsidize consumer electric costs: “More promises for the Progressive Liberal Party, which means there must me election coming up. This time they are telling the Bahamian

A. F. Adderley Junior High School Retreat for Young Men

Source: Bahamas Weekly | A. F. Adderley Junior High School Retreat for Young Men Community youth speakers from a number of churches, and members of law enforcement, participated in an A. F. Adderley Junior High School boys’ retreat on April 7, on the theme ‘Building Young Men for a Better Bahamas’.  The initiative followed the

19th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 19th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- On Monday, April 17th, the 19th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival kicked off at the Pelican Point festival grounds in McLean’s Town with over 3,000 attendees on site. The native festival, which began at 11:00 am, was filled with excitement, and

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson has high hopes for IAAF Relays

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson has high hopes for IAAF Relays As far as female sprinting is concerned, she wears the crown and Jamaican speedster Elaine Thompson is looking to take her reign to The Bahamas at this year’s IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 in Nassau, The Bahamas. Gold in the 100m and

Baha Mar Prepares for Opening on April 21st

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Baha Mar Prepares for Opening on April 21st The excitement is building at Baha Mar this week as the integrated resort development prepares for the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. There are currently more than 100 trainers from the around the world on property working with various teams

One Eleuthera Foundation Celebrates Five Years

Source: Bahamas Weekly | One Eleuthera Foundation Celebrates Five Years In celebration of the organization’s fifth anniversary, a ‘Friend-Raising’ reception was held at 1er Cru in Nassau, Bahamas on Thursday, March 30, 2017 under the theme ‘Eat, Drink and Be Giving’. At the reception, attendees were educated on the work of the organization and invited

Groups Question Government’s Commitment to Freedom of Information

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Groups Question Government’s Commitment to Freedom of Information Unbelievably, yet another election season has come with no enacted or enforced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). We, as a coalition of civil society and private industry groups working toward a True, Fair Freedom of Information Act, and representing over 100,000 people, are

S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Holds 13th Annual Girls Leadership Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly | S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Holds 13th Annual Girls Leadership Conference S.T.R.A.W. Inc. TM Center for Young Women ©’s 13th Annual Girls Leadership Conference was held on Friday 17 March 2017 at Super Clubs Breezes Resort, Nassau, New Providence. Aptly dubbed the premier gender based leadership conference for Bahamian teen girls and young women,

Girls ‘Hack’ For Change

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Girls ‘Hack’ For Change Approximately 90 girls and young women will compete for prizes at the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day Caribbean Hackathon on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Students, from high schools, universities and community colleges — including Wolmer’s Girls’, Hillel Academy, St Andrew

Is Bacon’s Money Funding FNM Candidates In The Bahamas?

Source: Jones Bahamas | Is Bacon’s Money Funding FNM Candidates In The Bahamas? By P.J. Malone If what Minister Fred Mitchell says is true, then three candidates of the Free National Movement political party in The Bahamas may be funded by money from hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon. This should alarm every Bahamian. As a recent

Domino’s Sponsored Manta Rays Host Inaugural Youth Soccer Tournament

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Domino’s Sponsored Manta Rays Host Inaugural Youth Soccer Tournament The Domino’s sponsored Manta Rays Youth Soccer Club wrapped up its 2017 season by hosting an inaugural soccer tournament. Officials invited a total of ten clubs from the Bahamas Football Association to participate in the event. An estimated 400 players showcased their

Sidney Collie on Campaign Sign Vandalism

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sidney Collie on Campaign Sign Vandalism Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding stolen campaign signs: “It has come to my knowledge that both the FNM and the PLP have had their campaign signs defaced or vandalized in recent days. Dozens of FNM signs were placed

Dr. Hubert Minnis Statement Regarding Easter Homicides

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Hubert Minnis Statement Regarding Easter Homicides Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement regarding the homicides that took place on Easter: “We were all shocked and saddened to learn the news of the three murders that took place over the  Easter Holidays . My sincere

Marijuana fields found in Chesepeake area of Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Marijuana fields found in Chesepeake area of Grand Bahama Freeport, Bahamas – Police in Grand Bahama uncovers large marijuana field in the Chesapeake area. Reports are that on Monday 17th April 2017 shortly before 8:00pm, Officers of the Fire Department were in the Chesapeake area extinguishing a large bush fire, when

Bahamas Tourism Office Launches Ambitious Road Show

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Tourism Office Launches Ambitious Road Show The Bahamas Tourism Offices (BTO) launched the first in a series of ambitious sales missions across Florida designed to reengage the traveling public ahead of the summer and winter seasons. The mission, aptly renamed the ‘Bahamas Product Celebration’, kicked off in Miami at the

The Power of Informed Choice – Candidate Questionnaire and evaluation

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The Power of Informed Choice – Candidate Questionnaire and evaluation Touting the importance of the non-partisan, policy based evaluation during election season, local civic foundation The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) has launched an initiative to bring voters the policy views of their candidates in a format that will make it

CWCO Donates to Teenage Pregnancy Programme

Source: Bahamas Weekly | CWCO Donates to Teenage Pregnancy Programme As part of its ongoing community outreach initiative, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (CWCO) has made a donation to the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education) programme to help in the purchase of supplies and personal care items for the teenage, mother-to-be students enrolled. CWCO Accounts

West End Invitational boat races postponed

Source: Bahamas Weekly | West End Invitational boat races postponed To bring the Village of West End, Grand Bahama Island, and The Bahamas the most positive economic impact, International Boat Racing Association announces the postponement of the West End Invitational. Originally set for April 19, 2017, the West End Invitational is now scheduled for October

Sands Golf Tournament Reaches 7-year Milestone

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sands Golf Tournament Reaches 7-year Milestone Now in its 7th year, the Annual Sands Golf Tournament took place on March 12, 2017 at the pristine Fortune Hills Golf Course on picturesque Grand Bahama Island. This Sands sponsored sporting event has, since its inception, attracted scores of male and female golf enthusiasts,

Man stabbed to death in Murphy Town, Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Man stabbed to death in Murphy Town, Abaco Police in Abaco are searching for person(s) responsible for the stabbing death of a male in Abaco. Reports are that on Monday 17th April 2017 shortly after 7:00am, police were called to an area in Murphy Town, where the lifeless body of a

AG’s Office Begins Online Birth Registration and Certification in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly | AG’s Office Begins Online Birth Registration and Certification in Abaco Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis officially launched the government’s online birth registration initiative in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on Thursday, April 13, in the Bahamas Government Complex. Shantera Mackey, the mother of Carmelle

The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017 Now in our 11th year! The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to once again offer FREE summer camp listings for ANYONE / ANYWHERE in The Bahamas! Have Your camp included in our DIRECTORY at no cost! Summer is a time for children, and we

A thriller in space that takes us no where new

Source: Bahamas Weekly | A thriller in space that takes us no where new Be Careful What You Search For… The six-member crew of the International Space Station find themselves with the first solid evidence of life from another planet. They also find out, due to their research, that the new life form may be

Presentation of AgriVision 2021 to Minister Gray

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Presentation of AgriVision 2021 to Minister Gray The Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, was presented with AgriVision 2021: A Five Year Food and Nutrition Security Plan to Feed The Bahamas. AgriVision 2021 is a production by The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI). It is

(Photos) Service for the Late Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson, Sr.

Source: Bahamas Weekly | (Photos) Service for the Late Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson, Sr. NASSAU, The Bahamas — Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for former Deputy Commissioner of Police Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson, Sr. on Thursday, April 13, at New Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Official photos taken by Bahamas Information Services photographer,

Easter Monday: 19th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Easter Monday: 19th Annual Pelican Point Coconut Festival The festival, which started as a fundraiser for the Pelican Point Community Association, is now the largest entertainment event in the area, and will kick off at the Pelican Point Festival Site at 11:00am on Easter Monday, April 17th. With numerous activities planned

Bahamian student artist wins prize

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamian student artist wins prize On Friday, March 17th, The Scarfone/Hartfold Gallery of the University of Tampa opened its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition featured student works selected through open call submissions. The submissions ranged from mixed media paintings, installations and three dimensional artworks. About forty different artworks were

Dominican Republic author wins Caribbean literature prize

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dominican Republic author wins Caribbean literature prize Dominican Republic author Rita Indiana Hernández was awarded the Grand Prix Littéraire Région Guadeloupe on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the fifth Caribbean Writers Congress hosted by the Guadeloupe Regional Authority for her novel “ La Mucama de Omicunlé”, published by Périférica. Rita Indiana

2017 Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp Coach Abbie Sadler

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 2017 Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp Coach Abbie Sadler A Woman With a Mission… Trekking through a mountain range in a howling gale, driving rain and freezing temperatures is the sort of thing the toughest soldiers endure to be selected to join the Special Forces. Freeport-bound soccer coach Abbie Sadler did

Four men caught stealing fuel at BPL

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Four men caught stealing fuel at BPL An excellent example of “Good Police work” has led to the arrest of four men responsible for stealing a large amount of fuel on Saturday 15th April 2017. According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon, police received a report of persons stealing fuel from a

Transformation Ministries Community Clean Up for Easter

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Transformation Ministries Community Clean Up for Easter While most churches were busy sprucing up their sanctuaries to welcome members and guests on one of the most important Sundays of the year, Transformation Ministries International pastors decided that they would step out of the walls of the church and into the community

Bahamas Waterpolo Teams Take Gold and Silver

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Waterpolo Teams Take Gold and Silver Nassau, Bahamas –  Close to 30 Caribbean countries participated in the 2017 CARIFTA Games Waterpolo Championships hosted in The Bahamas at the  Betty Kelly-Kenning Swimming Complex from April 7th through 9th.  The Bahamas defeated Barbados to win the gold medal in the U16 boys

CWCO Donates to Swift Athletics Track and Field Club

Source: Bahamas Weekly | CWCO Donates to Swift Athletics Track and Field Club While the 2017 CARIFTA Championship Games are happening this month, one group of young athletes is already sharpening its skills to qualify for next year’s CARIFTA Championship Games through the Swift Athletics Track and Field Club, with the help of Consolidated Water

Caribbean Week New York Sets Schedule of Events

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Caribbean Week New York Sets Schedule of Events NEW YORK, NY  – The Caribbean Tourism Organization ‘ s (CTO) Caribbean Week  New York (#CWNY17) will come alive in the Big Apple when tourism officials, industry executives, media, Caribbean Diaspora, travel agents, consumers and students come together to participate in a calendar

Enrolment for NHI Bahamas to start April 24th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Enrolment for NHI Bahamas to start April 24th Following the success of round one of provider registration, the NHI Secretariat is launching phase two of NHI Bahamas – enrolment – on April 24, 2017. During the enrolment phase, Bahamians will select their Primary Care physician, including family medicine practitioners, general practitioners,

Industrial Action by Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Industrial Action by Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Nassau, Bahamas – This morning the Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Union engaged in an apparent industrial action with a number of air traffic controllers calling in sick. The Bahamas Air Navigation Service Division (BANSD) put in place a contingency plan incorporating air traffic controllers

Saint Lucia's Hospitality Industry Advisory Committee's 2017 Work Plan

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Saint Lucia’s Hospitality Industry Advisory Committee’s 2017 Work Plan Following a productive 2016 work year the Hospitality Industry Advisory Committee (HiAC), recently held a general membership meeting to discuss its 2017 work plan.  The meeting was chaired by chairman Joseph (Joe) Du Bois. Other members in attendance were SLHTA CEO Noorani

Sandals Royal Bahamian Serves Up Thanks to Firefighters

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sandals Royal Bahamian Serves Up Thanks to Firefighters More than a dozen firefighters who battled the blaze, haze and smoke for more than a month in the wake of the March 5 fire at the Harrold Road dump got a special thank you from Sandals Royal Bahamian this week, lunch delivered

MS Amadea Calls on Freeport Harbour

Source: Bahamas Weekly | MS Amadea Calls on Freeport Harbour On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and the Freeport Harbor Company welcomed the Captain and Crew of the MS Amadea. As is customary for new vessels and long-time returning vessels like the MS Amadea, a ceremonial plaque exchange between tourism

New Providence taxi zone rates to increase

Source: Bahamas Weekly | New Providence taxi zone rates to increase The Minister of Transport & Aviation advises that the Government of The Bahamas has agreed to increases in New Providence taxi zone rates, to the hourly taxi rates, and to related fees for taxi cab use, effective 1st May, 2017. The increases were approved

Celebrate Easter Sunday at Flying Fish

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Celebrate Easter Sunday at Flying Fish Happy Easter!  Flying Fish invites you to spend Easter Sunday with us. We’ll be open on Saturday and Sunday. We recommend reservations over the weekend and invite you to come out Easter Sunday for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm, and enjoy live music and our

PM Christie Commends Urban Renewal for Reaching Communities in Need

Source: Bahamas Weekly | PM Christie Commends Urban Renewal for Reaching Communities in Need Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie speaks at the 19th Urban Renewal 2.0 Programme Community Upliftment Service, held on Windsor Park, April 12, 2017.   Prime Minister Christie commended the Urban Renewal initiative and said that The

NASA: New evidence on possible life beyond Earth

Source: Bahamas Weekly | NASA: New evidence on possible life beyond Earth Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in our solar system and beyond. The findings are presented in papers published Thursday by researchers

Exciting Plans for the Future at Lyford Cay International School

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Exciting Plans for the Future at Lyford Cay International School Lyford Cay International School has experienced tremendous growth since its beginning as a small community school in 1962. Today, LCIS offers the full International Baccalaureate programme and is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association

Another Win For Nygard In Private Criminal Prosecution Against CBC

Source: Jones Bahamas | Another Win For Nygard In Private Criminal Prosecution Against CBC By P.J. Malone In 2013, a private criminal prosecution case was launched against producers and a host with Canada’s national television broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). CBC producers and host were to answer to charges of defamatory libel against fashion

DNA Calls for Public Debates

Source: Bahamas Weekly | DNA Calls for Public Debates With less than a month to go before Bahamians around the country head to the polls to cast their ballots, voters can expect to hear much of the same old political rhetoric from the PLP and the FNM. We in the DNA understand however that now,

Dr. Hubert Minnis’ Statement on the PLP’s Record of Failure

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Hubert Minnis’ Statement on the PLP’s Record of Failure Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s record of failure: “Our embattled Prime Minister continues on his candor tour, this time admitting what the people already knew, that this ‘PLP Government is not

"Cancel Carnival Block Party," says Save Our Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | “Cancel Carnival Block Party,” says Save Our Bahamas King Solomon warns us not remove the ancient landmark which our fathers have set, in other words, even though we may not all agree with them, we should respect traditional and moral boundaries as they serve the purpose of preserving our values for

Join Grand Lucayan for Lavish Holiday Feasts at Portobello's

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Join Grand Lucayan for Lavish Holiday Feasts at Portobello’s This Easter enjoy a slice of Culinary Heaven. Join Grand Lucayan for lavish Holiday Feasts at Portobello’s. We’ll do the cooking.  You do the celebrating. Come in for special buffet menus o Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Good Friday: Bahamian Night Buffet

Public Advisory: Robin Hood Flour Recall

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Public Advisory: Robin Hood Flour Recall The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has been advised by our Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, that there has been a recall of Robin Hood Flour in Canada. Merchants and consumers are asked to check the following product number for the flour and discard same

New Airlift to Bimini from West Palm Beach and Tampa

Source: Bahamas Weekly | New Airlift to Bimini from West Palm Beach and Tampa Resorts World Bimini, a sprawling 750-acre luxury beachfront resort, casino and marina on the Bahamian Out Island of North Bimini, in partnership with Silver Airways, is pleased to announce new non- stop service from West Palm Beach to Bimini as well

Grand Bahama WNBA star Jonquel Jones attends BTC festivities

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama WNBA star Jonquel Jones attends BTC festivities Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama – The Bahamas and in particular Grand Bahama Island has no shortage of sports talent. In fact, many of the country’s top athletes hail from the second city. From Golden Knights Demetrius Pinder and Micheal Mathieu to

Tourism Presents Easter Gospel Concert

Source: Jones Bahamas | Tourism Presents Easter Gospel Concert While the country readies for the Easter Holiday weekend, so is the Ministry of Tourism in making preparations to host an Easter Gospel concert at Clifford Park on Sunday, April 16.   Looking forward to bringing the dynamic and exciting event to the Bahamian people, Director

Bahamians Too Late

Source: Jones Bahamas | Bahamians Too Late Hours after the “election bell” had rung yesterday scores of Bahamians including students from overseas attempted to register a day after the deadline. Officials from the Parliamentary Registration Department told The Bahama Journal that such individuals were turning up with those hopes up to after 11a.m. The Bahama

GGYA Organization call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | GGYA Organization call on the Governor General Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) Executive Director and  Board of Trustees called upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government House on Friday, April 7, 2017. Official photo taken by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Letisha Henderson…

Sandilands Employee Receives BTVI Scholarship

Source: Jones Bahamas | Sandilands Employee Receives BTVI Scholarship Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month and recognizing the hard work and accomplishments of one of its staff, the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) in conjunction with the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) offered one of SRC’s dedicated, long serving employees, Ruth Bowe-Dean with a well-deserved scholarship. Mrs.

Mitchell says Minnis unfit for position

Source: Jones Bahamas | Mitchell says Minnis unfit for position Amidst allegations that he along with the Progressive Liberal Party(PLP) have given out citizenships left right and center to win the elections, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell says the claims are libelous, defamatory and there are costs for   engaging in such activity.  

Minnis : PLP Rule Coming To An End

Source: Jones Bahamas | Minnis : PLP Rule Coming To An End With 27 days left until general elections, Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said a “new day” is coming under an FNM government.   Dr. Minnis was speaking at a press conference yesterday afternoon at the FNM headquarters on Mackey Street.  

General Elections May 10th

Source: Jones Bahamas | General Elections May 10th Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday officially announced that the 2017 General Elections will be held on Wednesday May 10th, 2017, leaving Bahamians now with just 27 days before they head to the polls to decide who will be the next governing party.   In a very short

“Don’t Turn Back the Clock”, Says Roberts

Source: Jones Bahamas | “Don’t Turn Back the Clock”, Says Roberts Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday strongly urged Bahamians to vote PLP, charging that a vote for the “reactionary” Free National Movement (FNM) would be turning back the clock.   The PLP Chairman in a statement said the FNM is “hell bent”

Dames Calls Promotions A Sham

Source: Jones Bahamas | Dames Calls Promotions A Sham Former Deputy Commissioner and current Free National Movement candidate for Mt. Moriah Marvin Dames has called the recent slate of promotions and graduations in the uniform branches sector a sham.   In an interview The Journal on the sidelines of the Free National Movement press conference

Bahamian Culture A Hit With South California Travel Agents

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamian Culture A Hit With South California Travel Agents California Travel Agents danced, clapped and joined in the cultural, “Ring Play” of The Bahamas, at the recent Bahamas Presentations and Cultural Extravaganzas in Los Angeles and San Diego, California. At both events, agents voluntarily shared throughout that the outdoor terraces of

Golf Club Increasing Youth Empowerment with Aliv Partnership

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Golf Club Increasing Youth Empowerment with Aliv Partnership One golf club’s dreams to affect more young people in the Bahamas positively became a reality when Aliv telecommunications company solidified a partnership with them to help make those dreams come true. The Range Hawks Golf Club consists of about 40 Bahamian men

Sigmas take over Freeport for regional conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sigmas take over Freeport for regional conference The Southern Region of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. took over Freeport for the annual conference bringing in a much needed economic boost for the island of Grand Bahama. More than 300 brothers, wives and guests attended the conference held at the Our Lucaya

McCartney on the Bahamas General Elections 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | McCartney on the Bahamas General Elections 2017 The date for the General Elections has been set for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in The Bahamas. This marks the ninth time in an Independent Bahamas that the country allows it citizens to demonstrate their right to select representatives for the House of Parliament.

EARTHCARE Eco Kids learn about sustainable fisheries

Source: Bahamas Weekly | EARTHCARE Eco Kids learn about sustainable fisheries Gail Woon, Founder and Director of EARTHCARE and a Director of Save The Bays, “On April 8th, 2017, the topic for the EARTHCARE Eco Kids was Sustainable Fisheries. David Rose, veteran commercial fisherman of 40+ years addressed the EARTHCARE Eco Kids at the Kevin

Bahamas Election Set for May 10th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Election Set for May 10th This morning the Prime Minister announced the elections will be held on May 10th, 2017. The following are his remarks: Earlier today, just a short while ago, the present Parliament was officially dissolved. Every seat in the House of Assembly is now vacant. It is

Corner Trader opens new branch office in Nassau

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Corner Trader opens new branch office in Nassau Cornèr Bank/CornèrTrader.com recently held a reception for the opening of their new branch office located in Old Fort Bay Towne Centre, Nassau, Bahamas. An innovative bank that has a 60-year history in Switzerland and a 20-year presence in The Bahamas, they continue to

One Bahamas and Aliv Announce Partnership

Source: Bahamas Weekly | One Bahamas and Aliv Announce Partnership One Bahamas Foundation and Aliv announced a partnership during a Courtesy Call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, April 5, 2017 at Government House. Called “One Bahamas Comes Aliv” the partnership aims to promote the mandate of One Bahamas – to educate and

Bahamas Historical Society to hold AGM on April 27th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Historical Society to hold AGM on April 27th The Bahamas Historical Society invites its members and interested persons to attend their ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) on Thursday, 27th APRIL, 2017, at 6:00pm. Held at the Bahamas Historical Society headquarters  on the Corner of Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas.

Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games Committee calls on Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games Committee calls on Governor General NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Local Organizing Committee of the Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games 2017 paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre), at Government House on Friday, April 7, 2017.  Official photo taken by Bahamas Information

Deserving Sandilands' employee lands scholarship to BTVI

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Deserving Sandilands’ employee lands scholarship to BTVI Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre employee, Ruth Bowe-Dean, who founded the institution’s beauty salon over 30 years ago, was recently recognized for her years of service and awarded a $500 scholarship to complete a barbering course at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI). The Professional

PAHO opens contest on best experiences in health promotion in cities, schools and universities in the Americas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | PAHO opens contest on best experiences in health promotion in cities, schools and universities in the Americas Deadline for applications: May 12 Washington, D.C. – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is inviting entries for a contest that will recognize outstanding health promotion practices developed by cities, schools, universities and institutions

Students and Teachers of Cooper's Town Primary, Abaco call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Students and Teachers of Cooper’s Town Primary, Abaco call on the Governor General Students and teachers of Cooper’s Town Primary School, Abaco, called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre), at Government House on April 5, 2017. Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

Roberts: Peet “Wasting His Time”

Source: Jones Bahamas | Roberts: Peet “Wasting His Time” Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts said he feels former PLP Cabinet Minister Vincent Peet is wasting his time in his independent bid for the seat in the Berry Islands and North Andros.   Over the weekend, Mr. Peet revealed that he would re- enter politics

FNM Candidate Was “Disbarred”

Source: Jones Bahamas | FNM Candidate Was “Disbarred” Over the past few weeks, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has had several Free National Movement Candidates in his crosshairs. However yesterday he called out the party’s Secretary General Michael Foulkes for being disbarred from the Florida Bar.   Mr. Roberts was speaking to reporters at

FNM CHAIRMAN SAYS NO TO DEBATES

Source: Jones Bahamas | FNM CHAIRMAN SAYS NO TO DEBATES Amidst numerous calls for debate among the country’s political leaders, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie said if it is left up to him, his leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, would not engage in such a debate.   Mr. Collie’s statement comes in response to

Mitchell Blasts DNA Candidate On Community Centre

Source: Jones Bahamas | Mitchell Blasts DNA Candidate On Community Centre After allegations by Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Fox Hill Candidate Kendal Smith that Fox Hill Member of Parliament (MP) Fred Mitchell accepted a two million dollar cheque from the Chinese to complete the Fox Hill Community Centre, Mr. Mitchell yesterday lamented the accusation as

Minnis : Baha Mar Opening Is Fake

Source: Jones Bahamas | Minnis : Baha Mar Opening Is Fake Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has lambasted the government over the multi-bllion dollar Baha Mar resort, going as far as to call the soft opening of the resort next week Friday   “a fake”. In a statement Dr. Minnis said his comments

Last minute voters in an outrage

Source: Jones Bahamas | Last minute voters in an outrage Pandemonium broke out at the Parliamentary Registry yesterday as hundreds of Bahamians scurried to register before the 5pm voter registry deadline set by law preceding the dissolution of Parliament today.   While several other locations including Marathon Mall, Town Centre Mall, the South Beach Post

DNA releases 2017 Manifesto

Source: Jones Bahamas | DNA releases 2017 Manifesto The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has announced the release of its “Vision 2017 and Beyond”, a 70-page document that specifically outlines a five year plan should the party assume office following the 2017 General Elections. “This document covers all aspects of government and signifies revolutionary change in

Photos: Last Day of Voter Registration

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Photos: Last Day of Voter Registration NASSAU, The Bahamas — Persons lined up to register to vote at the Parliamentary Registration Department, April 10, 2017 — the last day for voter registration.   Bahamas Information Services photos taken by Kristaan Ingraham…

Halperns Doing Their Part in Hurricane Relief Efforts

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Halperns Doing Their Part in Hurricane Relief Efforts October 6, 2016 will be a date Grand Bahama residents would long remember. It was on that day that Hurricane Matthew passed through the island wreaking havoc on our coastal and inland settlements, perhaps the most devastating storm in the island’s history. In

Dr. Minnis: 'Fake' opening of Baha Mar

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Minnis: ‘Fake’ opening of Baha Mar Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement regarding ongoing concerns with Baha Mar: “We are less than three weeks from the ‘fake’ opening of Baha Mar and once again, we are to take the orchestrators of this mess at

"33: 'til now" Opens at The Pro Gallery April 13

Source: Bahamas Weekly | “33: ’til now” Opens at The Pro Gallery April 13 The Pro Gallery will be launching “33: ’til now”,  a retrospective exhibition focusing on the life, work and thoughts of Bahamian artist, writer and educator Keisha Oliver. The show opens to the public on Thursday, April 13th 2017 from 6:00 –

Passport Office in Nassau Opening Time Change for April 11

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Passport Office in Nassau Opening Time Change for April 11 Nassau, Bahamas – It is announced for public information that the Passport Office in Nassau will open at 10.00 a.m., Tuesday 11th April, 2017. Otherwise, opening hours at the Passport Office remain unchanged. (Via Bahamas Information Services)

Grand Bahama Island Wins 5 Cacique Awards

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama Island Wins 5 Cacique Awards Five Cacique Awards up for grabs on Saturday, April 8, went to Grand Bahama residents, with finalists in four categories. The event was held in Nassau at Baha Mar Convention Centre. The purpose of the Cacique Awards is to recognize the role people and

DNA Vision 2017 & Beyond

Source: Bahamas Weekly | DNA Vision 2017 & Beyond I invited you here today to announce the launching of our Vision 2017 & Beyond document, a comprehensive plan to guide a Democratic National Alliance government over the next five years. The Vision 2017 is a 70-page document that will be distributed electronically, as we in

Bahamian Woman Makes Regional History in Utilities Sector

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamian Woman Makes Regional History in Utilities Sector Marisa Mason-Smith has made history in the world of utilities in the region.  She is the first Bahamian to be elected to the position of Chairperson of the CARILEC Human Resource Professionals Committee for the region.  She is also the first Bahamian to

Hundreds turn up to Bahamian Party in Washington DC

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Hundreds turn up to Bahamian Party in Washington DC The combination of Bahamian food, drinks, music and culture all makes for one thing- a slamming party in the backyard. Hundreds of invited guests including industry partners, members of the media and Bahamians living in the District of Columbia, Maryland and the

Ecological Survey of Walker's Cay Conducted

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Ecological Survey of Walker’s Cay Conducted In March, researchers from the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and the Perry Institute for Marine Science conducted an ecological survey of Walker’s Cay National Park. The assessment was part of the BNT’s effort to develop management plans for Abaco’s marine parks. Established in 2002, Walker’s

S.C. McPherson Junior High Welcomes the Governor General during Language Arts Month

Source: Bahamas Weekly | S.C. McPherson Junior High Welcomes the Governor General during Language Arts Month Celebrating Language Arts Month, Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling recently visited S.C. McPherson Junior High School where she addressed the students during a special assembly. Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

World Relays CEO Carey Ready for Starting Gun

Source: Bahamas Weekly | World Relays CEO Carey Ready for Starting Gun CEO of the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017, RosamundeCarey, cannot wait for the first start gun of this year’s edition that is now a part of The IAAF World Athletics Series. So far 42 countries have submitted entries at the preliminary deadline and

Pintard Had No Clue He Was Being Recorded

Source: Jones Bahamas | Pintard Had No Clue He Was Being Recorded By P.J. Malone In a crazy kind of way, Bobo and Toggie are heroes for providing as with a voice recording that reveals the desperation of hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon in his efforts to destroy fashion mogul Peter Nygard at all cost. Bahamians

RBPF: Police Commissioner Announces Police Promotions

Source: Bahamas Weekly | RBPF: Police Commissioner Announces Police Promotions Commissioner of Police, Ellison Greenslade, is pleased to announce that Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has appointed two (2) Senior Assistant Commissioners to the rank of Deputy Commissioner in accordance with the provisions of Article 119(2) of

Groups Urge Government to Enact FOIA

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Groups Urge Government to Enact FOIA With Parliament to be prorogued on April 11th, 2017, this administration has all but lost its window to enact important legislation like the Freedom of Information Act 2017 (FOIA) ahead of elections. The coalition of 22 civil society and private industry groups which working tirelessly

BTC Supports S.C.Mcpherson’s Literacy Month

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC Supports S.C.Mcpherson’s Literacy Month The month of March was recognized as literacy month at S.C. McPherson High School. BTC joined hands with the school to support its efforts. The month of activities climaxed with the school’s drama club putting on a class act production. Sophia Sturrup-Smith, Language and Literature teacher

New golf tournament series coming to Grand Bahama Island

Source: Bahamas Weekly | New golf tournament series coming to Grand Bahama Island The Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) has partnered with the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co Ltd (BBB) to hold a series of golf tournaments this year, leading to an overall winner of the prestigious SANDS BEER CUP, much like the PGA’s popular FedEx

Grand Bahama Police Release Wanted Suspect Drawing

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama Police Release Wanted Suspect Drawing Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in identifying and locating a male suspect who is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for murder. The suspect is described as standing between 6ft – 6’1” in height, weighing approximately 180 lbs., slim built with dark

Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal Launched

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal Launched Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie speaks, on April 6, 2017, during the Official Launch of The Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal, held at the British Colonial Hilton.  The initiative is the first of its kind in The Bahamas and

Man shot dead in his home on Springfield Way, Nassau

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Man shot dead in his home on Springfield Way, Nassau Police are searching for a male suspect responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Saturday 8th April 2017. Reports are that shortly after 8:00am, a man was sitting in his home located at Springfield Way, when

Drug Bust in Chub Cay

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Drug Bust in Chub Cay Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police took a Bahamian man and a Jamaican man into custody during a joint operation on Saturday 8th April 2017. According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit and the

The Breakfast Club gets super powers to fight Poison Ivy

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The Breakfast Club gets super powers to fight Poison Ivy Together We Are More… Five high school students of diverse backgrounds unearth special objects that infuse them with power. They soon find out that they must learn to harness their unique abilities in order to save the world from a threat

Third Wood Turners’ Show Opens on April 8 at Doongalik

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Third Wood Turners’ Show Opens on April 8 at Doongalik The third annual wood turners’ show will open on the 8th April, 2017 at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, #20 Village Road, from 3pm to 7pm. This year’s show entitled “Branching Out” demonstrates these artists’ ability to explore new techniques, forms and

BTO Sponsors Bahama Party In Da Backyard in Washington

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTO Sponsors Bahama Party In Da Backyard in Washington WASHINGTON, D.C. — Travel agents, travel industry partners, business professionals, members of the media, as well as a number of Bahamians living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia) enjoyed a “Bahama Party in Da Backyard” organized by the Bahamas

Mature couple pursuing education together

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Mature couple pursuing education together Imagine being 62 and returning to the classroom for the first time since graduating high school.  Errol Haughton has done just that, proving that you are never too old to learn. But what’s more is that his 54-year-old wife has joined him in his quest for

Parliament Prorogued Last Day to Register to Vote is April 10th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Parliament Prorogued Last Day to Register to Vote is April 10th Today the Commissioner of Police, in his capacity as Provost Marshall read, from the steps of Parliament, two Proclamations from Her Excellency the Governor General.  The first Proclamation Prorogued Parliament on the 7th April 2017 and the second Proclamation gave

As You Would Have Done Unto You

Source: Jones Bahamas | As You Would Have Done Unto You By P.J. Malone There are certain individuals in our society who have gone to great lengths to engage in a very malicious and evil campaign to destroy another individual simply because one individual—with the money to make it happen—wants it so. It is said

Ambassador Rhaming Chairs UN Session on Syria

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Ambassador Rhaming Chairs UN Session on Syria NEW YORK – His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), in his capacity as Vice President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, on Friday, April 7, 2017, chaired

Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization 25th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization 25th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps On Monday, April 10, the Post Office Department will release commemorative stamps celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization, a Bahamian non-profit organization with the mission to promote the conservation of marine mammals in The Bahamas through scientific

Michael Wallace Wins Jr. Minister of Tourism Competition

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Michael Wallace Wins Jr. Minister of Tourism Competition Michael Wallace has been declared the new Bahamas Junior Minister of Tourism after beating out 13 other students from throughout the Islands of The Bahamas in a highly competitive speech competition. Wallace, a student of St. Anne’s High School in New Providence, said

Official Photo of Members of Senate

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Official Photo of Members of Senate Official Photo of Members of the Senate, April 3, 2017.  From left: Jerome Gomez, Tanisha Tynes, Robyn Lynes, Rodney Moncur, Alex Storr, Allyson Maynard Gibson (Government Leader), Lady Sharon Wilson (President of the Senate), Joseph Curry (Vice-President of the Senate), Gregory Burrows, Monique Gomez (Opposition

Dr. Hubert Minnis on the State of the Parliamentary Register

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Hubert Minnis on the State of the Parliamentary Register Dr. Hubert Minnis, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, issued the following statement regarding the state of the Parliamentary Register:

 “Yesterday, Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall attempted to assure Bahamians that the register—containing hundreds of errors—would be cleaned up within 14 to 15

Roberts: Collie Is Losing His Mind

Source: Jones Bahamas | Roberts: Collie Is Losing His Mind Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said FNM Chairman Sidney Collie is “losing his mind.” Mr. Roberts was responding to Mr. Collie’s comments when he said the PLP “pissed away” billions of tax payers’ money. While the PLP chairman stated that Mr. Collie is

BTC Grants Tower Sharing to Second Mobile Provider

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC Grants Tower Sharing to Second Mobile Provider BTC today made it official, signing an agreement enabling the country’s second mobile provider access to over one hundred mobile sites on its network. BTC’s Chief Executive Officer, Leon Williams said “The agreement for colocation or tower sharing, now enables the second mobile

NHI Health Into Full Effect

Source: Jones Bahamas | NHI Health Into Full Effect NHI Health Insurance Into Effect The National Health Insurance Act came into force on April 5th, 2017. This enables the Minister responsible for NHI, Prime Minister Perry G. Christie to establish the NHI Authority (NHIA); onboard staff to run the Authority; as well as enable the

McCartney: Minnis Is A Copy Cat

Source: Jones Bahamas | McCartney: Minnis Is A Copy Cat Throwing jeers at Dr. Minnis, Mr. McCartney accused the FNM leader of trying to mimic the Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) platform, recently at a press conference held at the party’s headquarters. “Just recently, we’ve heard in particular from the Free National Movement, echoing the sentiments

Minnis Promises Tax Reform

Source: Jones Bahamas | Minnis Promises Tax Reform Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis last night promised a future of tax reform under an FNM government.   During an FNM candidate launch on Christie Park, after bashing the Christie administration for its “neglect” of the Bahamian people, Dr. Minnis said as a part

FNM Bemoans Voter Registration Blunders

Source: Jones Bahamas | FNM Bemoans Voter Registration Blunders Free National Movement (FNM) Party Chairman, Sidney Collie yesterday said the PLP government is responsible for the egregious blunders of the Parliamentary Registration Department. Surrounded by candidates, Travis Robinson, Reuben Rahming, Vaughn Miller, and Lavaro Bowe, Mr. Collie said that the party does not trust the

Baha Mar On Final Steps

Source: Jones Bahamas | Baha Mar On Final Steps After almost two years of waiting, Vice President (VP) of Baha Mar Robert Sands said “all of the dominoes are falling into place” for the resort’s soft opening on April 21st. Earlier this week, the resort received its gaming license; which now leaves the final step

3,000 Teachers Vote For New President

Source: Jones Bahamas | 3,000 Teachers Vote For New President Former Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson and Acting President Zane Lightbourne went head to head yesterday as over 3,000 teachers headed to the polls to vote for a new BUT President.   The teachers had two location options to cast their ballots,

Creative Vision Christian Academy call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Creative Vision Christian Academy call on the Governor General Students and teachers of Creative Vision Christian Academy paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House, March 22, 2017. Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…”

Nassau Library Veterans Honoured

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Nassau Library Veterans Honoured Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin, M.P., for Englerston made a generous donation of computers and an Air-Conditioning Unit during a Recognition and Retirement Ceremony for Ms. Helen ‘ Sally’ Hutcheson, founding member and former Library Veteran Manager of Coconut Grove Library and retiring Library Manager,

Dr. Minnis remarks at FNM Rally at Christie Park

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Dr. Minnis remarks at FNM Rally at Christie Park It is good to be here, not far from where I grew up. Perry Christie didn’t grow up far from here either. But the difference is that when he left the Valley he never looked back as he reached the mountain top.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration Responds to Social Media Mischief re. naturalisation and voting

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration Responds to Social Media Mischief re. naturalisation and voting The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration is aware of the circulation on social media of an individual’s new Certificate of Naturalisation and a Voter’s Card of the same date, with the obvious and unfortunate mischievous

FNM founding member praises Pintard at Marco City Senior's Luncheon

Source: Bahamas Weekly | FNM founding member praises Pintard at Marco City Senior’s Luncheon Freeport, Grand Bahama Island –  on Sunday April 2nd, 2017 Free National Movement candidate for Marco City, Michael Pintard continued his ongoing outreach to all Marco City residents with a Senior Citizen Luncheon at Castaways Resort.  In attendance was Free National

CDEMA champions Caribbean School Safety Initiative

Source: Bahamas Weekly | CDEMA champions Caribbean School Safety Initiative At the recently concluded Caribbean Safe School Ministerial Forum held on April 3-4, 2017 in Antigua and Barbuda, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) reiterated its commitment to championing the Caribbean School Safety initiative towards building a culture of safety within the education sector.

NCPC Stepping Up Its Endeavors to Eliminate Child Abuse

Source: Bahamas Weekly | NCPC Stepping Up Its Endeavors to Eliminate Child Abuse The National Child Protection Council (NCPC) is taking its fight against child abuse to a national level. Focused on the goal of teaching, educating and bringing to light the various types of child abuse and the effects of such abuse on children,

Bahamas to Host CARIFTA Waterpolo This Weekend

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas to Host CARIFTA Waterpolo This Weekend History will be made on Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9 when the country hosts, for the first time ever, CARIFTA Waterpolo at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Swimming Complex.  Close to 30 Caribbean countries will participate in the 2017 CARIFTA Games.  At a press

PAHO/WHO Representative Makes Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister

Source: Bahamas Weekly | PAHO/WHO Representative Makes Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister Dr. Esther Mary de Gourville, Representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to The Bahamas, recently paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie at the

Saunders Not Afraid of the “Potcake”

Source: Jones Bahamas | Saunders Not Afraid of the “Potcake” Free National Movement (FNM) Tall Pines Candidate attorney Don Saunders said he is not intimidated by the incumbent Leslie Miller, who seemingly has consistent overwhelming support of constituents in that area.   As the general election approaches, Mr. Saunders, in a recent interview told The

AG Honoured by Bahamas Alliance for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Source: Bahamas Weekly | AG Honoured by Bahamas Alliance for the Blind & Visually Impaired Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, has been recognized for her contribution to ensuring that blind or visually impaired individuals are employed. The Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired paid

Political Parties Say Voter Registration Discrepancies Disappointing

Source: Jones Bahamas | Political Parties Say Voter Registration Discrepancies Disappointing Duplications and incorrect information are just a few of the issues the Parliamentary Registrar’s Office says it has had to tackle over the last several days with just days left before Parliament is dissolved and Bahamians ready themselves cast their votes in the upcoming

Gray says “must be a good reason” for carnival postponement

Source: Jones Bahamas | Gray says “must be a good reason” for carnival postponement Despite major backlash since it was revealed that the dates for this year’s third annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival would be changed, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Member of Parliament(MP) V. Alfred Gray says he is certain all of the pros and cons

Flip Flop On Carnival

Source: Jones Bahamas | Flip Flop On Carnival Days after word came that the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival would be postponed as a result of possible conflict with the upcoming general elections, the event has been rescheduled for its original dates set for April 28th -29th in Grand Bahama and May 4th-6th in New Providence. It

DNA Names Potential Cabinet

Source: Jones Bahamas | DNA Names Potential Cabinet On the cusp of the 2017 General Election, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) revealed yesterday in a press conference at the party’s headquarters, a potential Cabinet in the event that the party wins and becomes the government after the 2017 election. Calling the group ‘qualified, non-career politicians

McCartney: FNM Attempts To Steal Candidates

Source: Jones Bahamas | McCartney: FNM Attempts To Steal Candidates Convinced that the Free National Movement (FNM) knows all too well that the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) stands a chance at becoming the next governing party, Leader of the DNA, Branville McCartney yesterday accused FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis of attempting to “steal” their candidates,

Gov't Statement on Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Gov’t Statement on Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2017 After consultation with the Honourable Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Perry Christie, the Minister of Tourism wishes to inform the public that the original dates for Junkanoo Carnival 2017 have been re-instated May 4 – 6, Nassau and April 28 – 29, Grand Bahama.

Team Bahamas Announced for IAAF World Relays 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Team Bahamas Announced for IAAF World Relays 2017 The much anticipated official Team Bahamas has been named for the fast approaching IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 to be held in New Providence on April 22 and 23 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. “We are very pleased with the selection

DNA Unveils its Shadow Cabinet

Source: Bahamas Weekly | DNA Unveils its Shadow Cabinet Over the past several months Bahamians have been introduced to the party’s impressive slate of candidates comprised of some of the best and brightest in the world of finance, business, law, law enforcement, healthcare, labour and civil society. Each individual has proven themselves to be a

OAS Secretary General Condemns Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Source: Bahamas Weekly | OAS Secretary General Condemns Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, condemned the inhuman chemical weapons attack against the civilian population in Syria on Tuesday. “I join the wave of international outrage that calls for an investigation to find those

Scholarship opportunity for former residents of children’s home

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Scholarship opportunity for former residents of children’s home A minimum of four transitioning or former students of the Ranfurly Homes for Children will now have an opportunity to learn a trade at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) by way of a scholarship fund. The brainchild of BTVI’s president, Dr.

Foreign Minister of Mexico Presented the Main Theme of the OAS General Assembly: "Strengthening Dialogue and Concertation for Prosperity"

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Foreign Minister of Mexico Presented the Main Theme of the OAS General Assembly: “Strengthening Dialogue and Concertation for Prosperity” The Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Luis Videgaray, today presented to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) the main theme of the 47th General Assembly of the

Save The Bays’ Self-Incrimination – Evidence 3

Source: Jones Bahamas | Save The Bays’ Self-Incrimination – Evidence 3 By P.J. Malone Never in the history of our Bahamas have we had a group so devious in its intent and actions as to cause such mayhem in our country; it is undoubtedly leading us down a dangerous slope. The list of Save The

Remarks By Thomas Desmond Bannister At FNM Candidate Launch

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Remarks By Thomas Desmond Bannister At FNM Candidate Launch Remarks By Thomas Desmond Bannister at S. W.  Regional Rally 4th April, 2017: Mr. Party Leader, this is your Carmichael Team of Champions…..And this one will end with a knockout! Thank you Carmichael for the wonderful welcome back home. Thank you for

RBC Executives Empower Young Leaders

Source: Bahamas Weekly | RBC Executives Empower Young Leaders Recently, 47 young leaders from The Bahamas Youth Leadership Development Program (BYLD) traveled from Freeport, Grand Bahama to visit Royal Bank House, in Nassau. The visit gave students the chance to explore the rich history of financial services and potential careers related to it in The

Sumner Attends Business Luncheon at Consular Annex

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Sumner Attends Business Luncheon at Consular Annex During his visit to Washington, D.C., to receive his credentials as the Honorary Consul for Namibia in The Bahamas, Mr. Edison Sumner, CEO of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, attended a business luncheon hosted by Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C.,

NIB Occupational Health & Safety Unit Opens

Source: Bahamas Weekly | NIB Occupational Health & Safety Unit Opens Minister of Labour and National Insurance the Hon. Shane Gibson officially opened the Occupational Health & Safety Unit of the National Insurance Board to better serve clients with claims related to industrial injury and medical care. The office, located in the fast-growing Carmichael Road

NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for 'Grand Finale' at Saturn

Source: Bahamas Weekly | NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for ‘Grand Finale’ at Saturn NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 1,500-mile-wide (2,400-kilometer) gap between Saturn

Baha Mar Casino license approved

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Baha Mar Casino license approved I wish to announce that the application for a gaming licence and associated certificates of suitability submitted by Sky Warrior Bahamas Limited trading as Baha Mar (hereinafter referred to as the Applicant) have been approved. In compliance with the requirements of the Gaming Act, 2014 (hereinafter

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas officially opens

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas officially opens At the Official Opening of the Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas on March 31, 2017, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said the nation is becoming more and more “an exciting, transformative” destination with the resurgence of tourism featuring new, upscale

FIFA Beach Soccer Winner's Trophy Visits Eleuthera

Source: Bahamas Weekly | FIFA Beach Soccer Winner’s Trophy Visits Eleuthera The Winner’s Trophy for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 continues to make the rounds throughout The Islands of The Bahamas. Last week it was in Eleuthera. Students from ages 8 – 14 participated in the Trophy Experience and had the opportunity

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