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June 25, 2017

Bahamas

Senator Dr. Michael Darville 2017/2018 Budget Contribution

Source: Bahamas Weekly Senator, The Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville Contribution to the 2017 – 2018 Budget Honourable Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on Friday, 23rd June, 2017: Thank you, Madam President, and once again congratulations to you, and all Honourable Senators around the table. Madam President, today I rise to…

BTC Sponsors ICAN Community Kids Summer Initiative

Source: Bahamas Weekly BTC has partnered with the “ICAN” Community Limited to host the SMART² Summer Initiative for kids. The telecommunications company donated $5,000 toward the cause. BTC’s contribution will sponsor 20 students registered for the program. The organization has been in existence since 2006, and generally facilitates children from ages 6 to…

Youth Minister Commends Work of Youth Leaders on Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard told youth leaders and workers that through their unselfish work, they have made a difference in reducing the number of young people in Grand Bahama who make the wrong choices in life. He reminded them that, had they not been…

Minister of Health Tours Grand Bahama Facilities

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands made his first official visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, June 23, and said that the services offered on island will be strengthened so that it becomes the hub of the Northern Bahamas.       Minister Sands started his morning by touring areas…

Minister Campbell Observes Local Government Elections

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell led a delegation of Senior Officials and members of the media to three islands on Thursday, June 22. The delegation visited Long Island, Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, and Freeport, Grand Bahama to observe Local Government elections, for the selection of Chairman,…

The Bahamas 44th Independence Celebrations Announced

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 44th Bahamas Independence Celebrations will have all the ingredients of the annual national birthday bash – pomp and circumstance, music, dance, singing, storytelling — lively ‘Bahamiana,’ and proud waving of the aquamarine, black and gold Bahamian Flag. At a press conference, June 23, at the Cabinet Office, Churchill Building,…

“A Perverse Decision”

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

Miss Bahamas Organization partners with ALIV

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Miss Bahamas Organization® (MBO) has a new telecommunications partner. ALIV is now the official mobile network of the Miss World Bahamas Pageant, having entered a 3-year agreement with the nation’s premier pageant organization. The new exclusive partnership reflects the marriage of two nationally recognized brands which are known to…

Girl Guides to Rebrand at National Assembly

Source: Jones Bahamas After almost 100 years of service and commitment to guiding young girls into being young women, The Bahamas Girl Guides Association is looking to rebrand itself in hopes of attracting more girls to the club with a two-day National Assembly. Under the patronage of Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, The…

Local Govt Election Successful – – -57,000 Registered to Vote

Source: Jones Bahamas Acting Parliamentary Commissioner Charles Albury said yesterday’s local government election on the Family Islands was successful and there were no complaints. Mr. Albury explained that all was well at all of the 169 polling divisions with 720 candidates. “We haven’t gotten any complaints, maybe one or two here and there,…

Mitchell Tells FNM “Stop Being Stupid”

Source: Jones Bahamas In an angered response, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Fred Mitchell urged the Minnis administration to “to govern and stop being stupid” as opposed to “attacking people who are not its size.” Mr. Mitchell’s comments came during a press conference in the Minority Room of the House of Assembly yesterday…

Mitchell Takes Action over Defamatory Ads

Source: Jones Bahamas In response to a campaign of advertisements published in a local daily seemingly designed to attack his character, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Fred Mitchell said the advertisements are defamatory. The advertisements were published weekly since the May 10 general election under the label, “Committee Against Mitchell” or “Bahamians Against…

Man Arrested for Firearm Possession

Source: Jones Bahamas A search at a home on Thursday led police to uncover an AK-47 assault rifle. Police said the weapon was discovered in a home on Kemp Road occupied a male. Officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team executed the search warrant when they found assault rifle and seven rounds of…

Davis Clarifies Hurricane Insurance

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ claim that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government allowed the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) payments to lapse, causing a loss of $33 million in damages for Hurricane Matthew, is false, according to Opposition Leader Philip Davis. During a press conference at the House…

“Bahamians Hoodwinked by FNM’s Promises,” Says Roberts – – -PLP Chairman Criticizes Budget

Source: Jones Bahamas Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts criticized the 2017/2018 Budget Communication and pointed out that none of the Free National Movement’s (FNM) promises to Bahamians were included in the budget. Roberts, who addressed the PLP’s National General Council Meeting yesterday, said the FNM “hoodwinked” Bahamians with “grandiose” promises during their…

NNPA Publishers Holding Annual Convention at Gaylord

Source: Bahamas Weekly The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), which represents more than 200 print and digital newspapers across the United States, is currently holding its annual conference (June 20-June24) at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Prince George’s County, just outside D.C. The conference kicked-off on Tuesday with…

CHTA wants better U.S.-Cuba Relations

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) regrets the recent U.S. reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region. The Association continues to support the ending of the U.S.-Cuba embargo and its restrictions on trade and…

USNORTHCOM Donates $1.8M Emergency Relief Warehouse on Inagua to NEMA

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Thursday, June 22, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program funded $1.8 million emergency relief warehouse in Great Inagua.  NORTHCOM has been working with NEMA since December 2009 to support their long standing requirement to…

Canada to Chair 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting

Source: Bahamas Weekly Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, is pleased to chair the 2017 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) in Washington, D.C., this October. “I am proud that Canada has been asked to chair this meeting and to share our approach of creating the kind of economic growth that works to strengthen…

Bahamas National Youth Choir’s Encore Performance

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC) is preparing for its yearly international tour and will host a one-night-only repeat performance of its 27th Annual concert season on June 24th 2017. A Silent Auction takes place before the concert at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church,…

Dept. of Education staff under police caution

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Department of Education categorically refutes circulating media reports about the arrest of three Ministry of Education employees, now reportedly in Police custody, involving the alleged stealing of $245,000.00. To be clear, a staff member of the Ministry’s Performance Appraisal Unit was interviewed under caution by the police today, at…

The Bahamas Bowl Draws Thousands

Source: Bahamas Weekly The third annual Bahamas Bowl drew thousands of visitors to The Bahamas and organizers are hoping to double that number, this year. The bowl, touted as the highest rated live sporting event televised in The Bahamas, brought 1,865 total visitors to The Bahamas with an estimated number of 2,300 hotel…

BTC’s Kick’s in Support for English Premier Camp

Source: Bahamas Weekly Back for its incredible 13th year the Freeport Rugby Club English Premier League Soccer Camp started last week. The week-long camp has been recognized as one of the best values for summer time activity for children in Grand Bahama and is again being supported by the most exciting professional soccer…

British High Commissioner calls on Prime Minister Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly British High Commissioner David Fitton, left, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister, June 22, 2017. Official photo by Peter Ramsay of Bahamas Information Services… Link: British High Commissioner calls on Prime Minister Minnis

"DNA and Country prays for Dr. Nottage’s Recovery"

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Democratic National Alliance was, like Bahamians around the country disheartened to hear of the grave illness of the country’s former National Security Minister, Dr. Bernard Nottage. Having served in public life for much of his adulthood, there is no question about the contributions Dr. Nottage has made to the…

Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson Sworn In as a Senator

Source: Bahamas Weekly Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson (left) was sworn in as a Senator, June 22, 2017 at the Senate just prior to the day’s Senate proceedings. Official photo by Peter Ramsay of Bahamas Information Services… Link: Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson Sworn In as a Senator

Morton Salt Executives Have Discussions with Labour Minister

Source: Bahamas Weekly Senior executives of Morton Salt, Inc., Kevin Brad Morris and Vivian Moultrie, recently met with the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes at the Department of Labour on Rosetta Street. Minister Foulkes was accompanied by Robert Farquharson, the Director of Labour and Mr. Morris was accompanied by…

Bahamas Delegation to the 47th OAS General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield (centre) is shown with The Bahamas delegation to the 47th OAS General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico.  From left are Second Secretary Mikhail Bullard, Foreign Affairs Director General Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Minister Henfield, Deputy Chief of Mission to The Bahamas Embassy in Washington Chet…

26 Arrested During Police Operation

Source: Jones Bahamas An island -wide police operation conducted on Tuesday led to the arrest of 26 people for a number of criminal offenses and outstanding court warrants. Two juvenile males were also arrested during the crime hunt in connection with of a number of house breakings in Oaks Field over the past…

Sands to Implement Obesity Prevention Programme

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands is gravely concerned about obesity and the horrid diseases that come with it which are more prevalent than ever among Bahamian youth. This has prompted Dr. Sands’ technical team to conceptualize a prevention and wellness programme to address this issue. “We have to invest…

MBO Receives $105K ALIV Sponsorship

Source: Jones Bahamas The Miss Bahamas Organization (MBO) received a major corporate sponsor and partnership with the newest mobile network company, ALIV. Solidifying its brand, ALIV announced partnership with MBO sponsoring the organization with $105,000 over the next three years. At a press conference, yesterday to announce the partnership, Bianca Bethel-Sawyer, manager of…

Police ‘Hit the Streets’ in Rock Crusher

Source: Jones Bahamas In their effort to fight crime, a group of police officers took to the streets yesterday as they held a walkabout in the Rock Crusher community. During yesterday’s walkabout, police talked to residents about the problems of crime in the area and provided safety tips. The team went door to…

Nottage ‘Gravely Ill’

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage is fighting for his life after he was hospitalized yesterday. Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts confirmed yesterday evening that Dr. Nottage was hospitalized at the Doctor’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit and he is “gravely ill.” The Bahama Journal is not certain…

Junkanoo Groups Preparing For Junkanoo Summer Festival

Source: Bahamas Weekly It’s summer time again and that means Junkanooers throughout the Islands of The Bahamas are getting ready for a sizzling Junkanoo Summer Festival. The cultural extravaganza will take over Arawak Cay July 1, 15, 22 and 29. The festival, which runs from 4:00 p.m. to midnight, will also feature mouthwatering…

Prime Minister Visits Antiquities, Monuments, and Museum Corporation

Source: Bahamas Weekly The construction and/or renovation of a National Museum of The Bahamas has tremendous potential in terms of not only preserving the country’s history for future generations of Bahamians, but also in generating job and wealth creation opportunities for Bahamians of all walks of life, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert…

The Bahamas, Laughingstock Of The Caribbean

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

The Mummy: The start of the Dark Universe seems a bit gloomy

Source: Bahamas Weekly Welcome To A New World Of Gods And Monsters… An ancient princess is awakened in current day by a brash military officer looking to profit from the riches surrounding her tomb. As she brings her malevolence grown over millennia with terrors that defy modern human comprehension, the soldier must find…

Government to Introduce New Plan for Building Permit Applications

Source: Bahamas Weekly Plans are underway for the introduction of an electronic plan-processing solution which is expected to enhance the efficiency and security of the processing of building permit applications. The Minister with responsibility for Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, made the announcement during his contribution to the Budget Debate in the House…

Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming set for July 28 – 30

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Bahamas – The annual Grand Bahama Regatta is set for July 28-30 2017 at Taino Beach and has become one of Freeport’s summer highlights. The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming Committee, headed up by Chervita Campbell, Chief Councillor of City of Freeport Council is working hard to delivery another…

Government Hosts Recreational Fisheries Workshop

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries opened a recreational fisheries workshop at BAIC headquarters, Wednesday comprising 30 experts from 12 Caribbean countries. It was the Sixth Meeting of joint Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC), Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), Organization for Fisheries and Aquaculture of Central America (OSPESCA), and…

Grand Bahama summer camps to bring kids closer to nature

Source: Bahamas Weekly Registration opens this week for two local summer camps in Grand Bahama designed to bring youth and teens closer to — and smarter about — what exists in the natural world around them. The week-long camps sponsored by Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas include field trips, indoor activities, team…

BTC Donates $25,000 to RBPF Summer Camp

Source: Jones Bahamas In partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), BTC yesterday donated a whopping $25,000 to the RBPF’s annual summer camp. The camp is expected to host over 4,000 children and youth from New Providence and the Family Islands using the facilities of various public schools throughout the capital. BTC…

Lloyd Plans to Address Teacher Shortage

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd revealed yesterday that an “aggressive teacher recruitment exercise” was held recently to find educators to fill various positions. The Bahama Journal spoke with Mr. Lloyd before the weekly Cabinet meeting where he revealed that there is a teacher shortage in several subject areas. “In particular,…

Police Probe Govt Ministries

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said perpetrators responsible for the waste of millions of dollars in various ministries, no matter who they are, if found guilty will be brought to justice. Speaking to reporters outside of Cabinet yesterday morning, Mr. Dames said the commissioner of police has indicated that…

‘Take Precautions to Prevent Zika’

Source: Jones Bahamas Just 18 months after the epidemic became a global concern, Brazil announced the end of its public health emergency over Zika last month however, according to Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands the same could not be said for The Bahamas. In fact, Dr. Sands told reporters outside Cabinet recently that…

20-Year-Old Charged with Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas A 20-year-old was yesterday charged with Sunday’s murder of Zhivargo McPhee on Charles Saunders Highway. Standing before Magistrate Andrew Forbes yesterday was Tafari Thompson. According to the charge, on June 18, Thompson, being concerned with another, intentionally caused McPhee’s death. The 20-year-old was also accused of attempting to murder Robert Renaldo…

Former Govt Lost $32 Million

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the former Progressive Liberal Party administration “cost the country” more than $32 million in potential insurance payouts from Hurricane Matthew because of gross incompetence.   The payout would have been the biggest ever given out by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF). Delivering…

$3 Million to Repair Customs Warehouse

Source: Jones Bahamas It will cost the government $3 million to repair the Customs warehouse that was burglarized earlier this month. This figure was revealed yesterday at a press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister by Press Secretary Anthony “Ace” Newbold, who said besides the hefty price tag, the government has…

RBPF Nassau: Probe apparent drowning of Male Visitor

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a male visitor who died following a snorkeling incident on Tuesday 20th June 2017. Reports are that shortly after 3:00pm, a male visitor was snorkeling in waters off Rose Island, when he lost consciousness. The male victim was taken to shore…

Bahamas Ambassador Jackson Delivers CARICOM Statement

Source: Bahamas Weekly H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations, Geneva, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, delivered the historic, inaugural statement of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the Human Rights Council since that body’s establishment in 2006. At the initiative of the delegation of The Bahamas, the…

GBPA: Local Businesses Ready to Embrace e-Commerce

Source: Bahamas Weekly The question as to whether Grand Bahama businesses are ready to embrace e-Commerce was answered with a resounding yes on Thursday June 8th, when scores of Licensees and aspiring entrepreneurs attended the Business Innovation and e-Commerce Boot Camp. The 1-day event hosted by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA),…

Managing Director of S.T.R.A.W. Inc. ™ Center for Young Women© Gives Presentation at Violence Prevention Regional Conference in Suriname

Source: Bahamas Weekly Therena Cunningham, Managing Director of S.T.R.A.W. Inc.™ Center for Young Women© participated as a Guest Presenter in the recent Regional Conference hosted by the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) held in Paramaribo, Suriname during the week of Sunday 11 June – Thursday 15 June 2017. Since 2013, the Resistance and…

PM says Former Administration Cost Country More Than $32M in Potential Insurance Payouts Due to ‘Stunning Incompetence’

Source: Bahamas Weekly The former Progressive Liberal Party Administration “cost the country” more than $32Million dollars in potential insurance payouts from Hurricane Matthew because of its “gross and stunning incompetence,” Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis told Parliament June 20, 2017. Delivering his contribution to the 2017-2018 Budget Debate, the Prime…

7th Annual West End Snapper Tournament & Festival

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Saturday, June 17th, 2017, the community of West End came to life as the Ministry of Tourism hosted the 7th Annual West End Snapper Tournament & Festival on Bayshore Road, West End. The Tournament, which commenced at 7:00am, unleashed excitement among anglers within the local and historic fishing community…

“Budget Lacks Vision,” Says Davis

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Philip Davis scolded the government’s fiscal plans yesterday, while painting a picture clearly opposed to the one that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis presented when the House of Assembly opened last month. During the wrap-up of the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) contribution to the debate on the 2017/2018…

‘NAD’s Board Members Resigned’

Source: Jones Bahamas The war of words of the perceived “political interference” of a tenant who owed over $3 million at the Lynden Pindling International Airport continued yesterday in the House of Assembly. Reading a copy of former Nassau Airport Development (NAD) Chairman Anthony Mckinney’s resignation letter in the House of Assembly Monday…

Pintard Wants Solution for ‘Stateless Youth’

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard made an impassioned plea in the House of Assembly yesterday and urged his parliamentary colleagues to recognize the importance of reaching out to marginalized and disenfranchised young persons in the country. Mr. Pintard’s comments came during his contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget…

Bahamians Safe after London Attack

Source: Jones Bahamas All Bahamians employed at government offices are accounted for and unaffected following the recent terrorist attack in London. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave this update on Monday after The Bahamas High Commission in the United Kingdom confirmed the safety of workers at the High Commission, The Bahamas Maritime Authority…

BTC and BCCEC Prepare Businesses for Hurricane Season

Source: Jones Bahamas The hurricane season has begun and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) alongside the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) are urging business owners to technologically prepare their businesses for the worst. A one-day workshop sponsored by BTC in partnership with the BCC will allow business owners to set…

RBDF Officers Freed of Drug Charges

Source: Jones Bahamas Two Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officers were freed following their arraignment in separate matters on drug possession charges in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Marine Frederick Clarke, 25, appeared in court before Magistrate Andrew Forbes along with 27-year-old Leslie Minns, of Johnson Road, for one count of possession of dangerous…

22-Year-Old Charged with Attempted Murder 

Source: Jones Bahamas Everette Strachan, 22, was yesterday charged with one count attempted murder and one count grievous harm before Magistrate Andrew Forbes. It is alleged that on May 14, 2017 Strachan did attempt to end the life of Leroy Ferguson. As the offense is nonbailable, Strachan was not required to entertain a…

Social Services Minister Gives Summary of Ministry

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Lanisha Rolle provided an overview of the agencies that fall under her purview in her contribution to the ongoing Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Minister Rolle outlined the ministries and services including the Ministry…

Minister Pintard Heralds His Ministry's Plans

Source: Bahamas Weekly During his Contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget Communication in the House of Assembly, on June 19, 2017 Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard thanked Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis for inviting him to “lead the charge” to oversee the government’s work in empowering the…

Minister of Foreign Affairs at CARICOM Caucus in Mexico

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield (centre) participated in the CARICOM Caucus on Monday, June 19, 2017 in Mexico in preparation for the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers on the situation in Venezuela and the 47th OAS General Assembly. Seated next to him is Chet Neymour, Charge d’Affaires,…

Tropical Storm Bret and potential Tropical Cyclone Three

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM BRET ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM TUESDAY 20TH JUNE 2017. … BRET FORECAST TO WEAKEN AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA … AT 11AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BRET WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.6°NORTH…

Film Review: Wonder Woman

Source: Bahamas Weekly A super powered heroine who actually wants to save everyone… A warrior princess finds her idyllic island life disrupted when she saves a crashed pilot from drowning. When she learns about a global war from him, she commits herself to using her mythical attributes and articles of legend to bring…

Bahamas wins new Business Aviation Award

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas was presented the 2016 Caribbean Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Award for Outstanding Country Promotion, the first award of its kind for the region. The Sapphire Pegasus Award is a symbol of gratitude for the superb performance in an industry segment where mediocrity is unacceptable. The award was introduced…

Official Photo of the 47th OAS Assembly

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is in attendance at the  47th OAS Assembly in Cancun, Mexico. This is the official photo of those participating in the Assembly which runs from June 19 to 21.   The three-day meeting will bring together the leaders from all 34 member…

BHTA making good on post Hurricane Matthew restoration contribution

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, GBI, Bahamas— The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) — Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) followed through on a commitment made to the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board – to assist towards the long-term restoration of tourism affected areas, Post Hurricane Matthew on Grand Bahama. On Thursday, June…

Bahamian Students Look for Disease in the Trees

Source: Bahamas Weekly Students enrolled in the Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves (B.A.M.) program  launched an environmental monitoring program and a new partnership with North Carolina State University to study diseases in Bahamian mangrove trees. The B.A.M. program, spearheaded by the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and partners at FRIENDS of the Environment,…

High School Diploma Graduation Ceremony in New Providence

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Education held the inaugural High School Diploma graduation ceremony for New Providence district schools June 14 at the Thomas A. Robinson National stadium. Over 900 students from the four districts graduated having met the Ministry’s requirements, which not only nurtured the academic facet of the student’s life…

Clydero Receives Top Fresh Start Grad Spot

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (left) and Director of Youth K. Darron Turnquest (right) stand with Most Outstanding Participant Awardee Clydero Frasier during the June 2017 Fresh Start Programme Graduation Ceremony, held recently at the British Colonial Hilton. The Fresh Start Programme is a youth…

$2 Million for Preschool Technology

Source: Jones Bahamas In keeping with its mandate to advance education through technology, the Ministry of Education has allocated $2 million to invest in laptops for two preschools in New Providence. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd revealed this during his contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget Communication debate in the House of Assembly last…

Man Shot in Abaco Dies in Hospital

Source: Jones Bahamas A 23-year-old man who was shot during an incident in Murphy Town, Abaco died on Saturday at the Princess Margaret Hospital. The man was shot on Monday, June 12, 2017. Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist in…

Murder Suspect Shot Dead

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital. According to reports, shortly after midnight on Sunday, a man drove himself to East Street South Police Station and reported that while parked in his vehicle in the area of…

Tourism Minister Pilloried

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna- Martin said comments made by Minister of Tourism Dioniso D’Aguilar concerning the Nassau Airport Development (NAD) Company Board are “regrettable” and “compromised” several respected Bahamians.  “It is very unfortunate that the new minister of aviation has sought to cast aspersion on the…

Minister Pintard Addresses Fresh Start Graduation

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard speaks during the recent Fresh Start Programme graduation ceremony, held at the British Colonial Hilton. The Fresh Start Programme is a youth employment skills training initiative of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture that provides job search skills and…

Health Minister Challenged Over Contracts

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Minster for Grand Bahama Dr. Michael Darville has refuted Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands’ comments that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) gave out several health related contracts weeks ahead of the May 10 general election. In a statement yesterday, Dr. Darville asked for the minister to prove his…

50 Arrested in Police Island-Wide Assault on Crime

Source: Jones Bahamas Fifty persons were arrested over the weekend as police intensified their island-wide assault on crime Friday night with an ongoing operation led by the Selective Enforcement Team. The anti-crime operation is aimed at suppressing crime in a number of areas and to send a message to those responsible for committing…

Is It Not A Fact?

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

Prime Minister Minnis Outlines Plans for Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis during a press briefing on Saturday stated that his government is committed to the restoration of the island’s economy and increase in sustainable jobs. Dr. Minnis, accompanied by his wife Patricia, arrived in Freeport on Saturday morning for his first official visit since…

Prime Minister Minnis Pledges to Turn Grand Bahama Around

Source: Bahamas Weekly Newly-elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, on Saturday pledged to turn the economy of Grand Bahama around, shortly after his first official arrival to the island. Immediately following the arrival of Prime Minister Minnis, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, and other members of the delegation –…

Bahamas Staff in London Unaffected by Finsbury Park Van Attack

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases for general information that The Bahamas High Commission in London has confirmed that staff at the High Commission, The Bahamas Maritime Authority and The Bahamas Tourist Office in London are all accounted for and unaffected by the latest security incidents, where a van rammed…

BTC CEO re-elected to Chamber Board

Source: Bahamas Weekly BTC congratulates CEO, Mr. Leon Williams on being re-elected as a Director to the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation. This is Mr. Williams’ third year serving on the Board of Directors. Mr. Williams has also represented the country for over twenty years on the board of directors for…

RBPF: Abaco Shooting Victim Succumb to Injuries

Source: Bahamas Weekly A 23 year old male victim of Murphy Town, Abaco who was hospitalized at the Princess Margaret Hospital succumbed to his injuries on Saturday 17th June 2017. This is in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in Murphy Town, Abaco on Monday 12th June 2017. Police are actively investigating…

Tropical Storm Warning issued for the Windward Islands

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TWO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM SUNDAY 18TH JUNE 2017. ……TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS. AT 5PM EDT, THE DISTURBANCE WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 7.5 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 50.4 WEST. THE SYSTEM…

Statement by Senator Darville by opposition spokesperson on health

Source: Bahamas Weekly “Dr. Sands needs to lay all hospital contracts to prove his claims, or apologize to the Bahamian people”   During his budget debate, Health Minister Hon. Dr. Duane Sands indicated that the former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration awarded ninety million dollars ($90,000,000.00) worth of healthcare contracts, weeks before the…

Nassau police probe overnight shooting death

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Sunday 18th June 2017. According to reports, shortly after 12:00 midnight, a man drove himself to East Street South Police Station and reported that whilst parked in his vehicle…

Flying Fish "Casual Sundays" is the place to be!

Source: Bahamas Weekly The patio of Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy “Flying Fish Casual Sundays” every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy the Bahamas’ beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with live entertainment by Tim…

Jazz In Bloom and Father's Day this Sunday

Source: Bahamas Weekly Anuschka Wright’s Jazz In Bloom Concert is fast becoming the premiere event to look forward to each and every Father’s Day. After a big crab & rice feast, fathers and their families have added an evening at the Hilton Hotel to experience Anuschka and her eclectic Jazz In Bloom band…

Bahamas Sends Condolences to Germany on Passing of Helmut Kohl

Source: Bahamas Weekly NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas has expressed the country’s condolences to the Government and people of Germany at the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl.  Former Chancellor Kohl reunified Germany after the Cold War and was a key figure in the integration of…

Pier One at Luciano's Restaurant Father's Day Special

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – Pier One A Seafood Restaurant Giving Thanks To Our Dedicated Father’s Happy Father’s Day, open 4:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. APPETIZER: Caesar Salad ENTREE: Seafood Fettuccine — $32.99 Array of Bahamian Seafood in Aflredo Sauce… or Surf and Turf — $39.99 12oz. Beef Rib Eye served…

Cancer Awareness in The Bahamas finds support on Crowd funding

Source: Bahamas Weekly The epidemic-like figures of breast cancer throughout The Bahamas are staggering. In an attempt to lower these figures, a new initiative will be launching later this Summer 2017 by C.U.R.E, on the crowd funding website Indigogo, which seeks to help raise awareness about breast cancer, whilst also helping to raise…

Grand Bahama Island to be marketed as 3 unique destinations

Source: Bahamas Weekly During an address to the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s board of directors and membership association meeting, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced  that the revitalization of Grand Bahama Island is at the center of the Government’s National Development objectives and that the island will be marketed as three unique…

Bahamas Hurricane Shelters List for 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and began on June 1st.  Enclosed is the most current Hurricane Shelter List for The Bahamas, provided by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA. NEMA intends to upgrade its social media mechanism of alerting the public through Facebook, text messaging, Instagram and…

Alpitour flights from Italy return to Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Thursday, June 15th,the Alpitour Villaggi Bravo Charter flight returned to Grand Bahama Island to commence its summer program, after a successful charter season in 2016. With a total of 103 passengers on board, the charter, which is the only direct flight from Milan, Italy to Grand Bahama Island, will…

Male body found in waters at Potters Cay Dock

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man found dead in waters at the Potters Cay Dock on Friday 16th June 2017. According to reports shortly after 10:30am, police received a report of a body of a male submerged in the water at the eastern end of…

POW! Food Truck Makes a Business Case for Mobile Brunch Service

Source: Bahamas Weekly Local event planner and self-described foodie, Xavia Rolle always had a thing for breakfast. In fact, as a college intern in the University of Houston’s School of Hotel & Restaurant Management, she worked the breakfast assembly line at a Hilton-hotel property, whipping up custom omelettes for customers. Fast-forward to today,…

Bullfrog in Soldier Clothes

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bullfrog dress up in soldier clothes Went to de river to shoot some crows Crows smell fire and dey all fly way Bullfrog get vex an he cry all day It seems like a harmless nursery rhyme, but it dates back to the terrible days of slavery, and tells the…

Clifford Park closed for Independence Day preparations

Source: Bahamas Weekly CLOSURE OF CLIFFORD PARK Clifford Park, at Fort Charlotte, is closed to the public with immediate effect in preparation for Bahamas Independence Celebrations. Link: Clifford Park closed for Independence Day preparations

Prime Minister Minnis Visits Lands and Surveys Department

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis toured the Lands & Surveys Department on Wednesday afternoon, June 14, 2017 and met a number of employees of the department.  The Prime Minister is pictured shaking hands with employees as he moved through the building, accompanied by Office of the Prime Minister…

Balearia Caribbean COO Visits Grand Bahama Minister of State

Source: Bahamas Weekly Chief Operating Officer of Balearia Caribbean, Mario Otero, paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson on Thursday, June 15, 2017.  Accompanying Mr. Otero to the Office of the Prime Minister were…

Abaco Road Traffic Department on recent delays

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Road Traffic Department wishes to apologize for recent delays in the registration of public service franchises in Abaco. The Department has deployed additional staff to the Abaco office, who will work to resolve all issues in the shortest possible time. The Department apologizes for any inconvenience caused. Link: Abaco

Fred Smith Obviously Thinks Bahamians Are Dumb

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

Bahamas Ranks High for HIV/AIDS and Obesity

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said the country’s HIV/AIDS and obesity statistics are startling, taking center stage with the highest levels ever recorded. Equally alarming is the fact that The Americas is the heaviest region in the world and The Bahamas is the heaviest country in that region. “The…

“Economic Growth Requires Diversity,” Says PM

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis during his remarks at the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) board of directors and membership meeting yesterday, sparked conversation on diversity in the growth of the economy, when he address the gathering at the British Colonial Hilton. Speaking to members of various sectors of…

Lloyd Troubled Over $30 Million School Upgrade

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd questioned the details surrounding a $30 million investment in education made by the previous Christie administration. During his contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget Communication debate in the House of Assembly yesterday, Mr. Lloyd charged that the former government had invested about $30 million in upgrading…

$280 Million for Education

Source: Jones Bahamas One of the nation’s largest ministries has been earmarked a budget of some $280 million, 60 per cent of which will go to personal emoluments and according to Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd, like many other ministries, a cleanup must be done as a number of recent hires seemed to…

Damaged Cable Triggers Island-Wide Black Out

Source: Jones Bahamas Halted traffic and malfunctioning traffic lights described the streets of the New Providence yesterday afternoon as a result of an island-wide outage. Bahamas Power and Light Company (BPL) began restorations just before 3 p.m. The power company in a statement reported that initial observations indicated that a cable fault was…

RBPF Nassau: 22 arrested in Overnight Police Operation

Source: Bahamas Weekly Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police intensified their island-wide assault on crime Wednesday night with an operation led by the Selective Enforcement Team. The anti-crime operation is aimed at suppressing crime in a number of areas and to send a clear message to those responsible for committing…

German Carrier to Begin Service into Nassau in November; Family Island Destinations to Receive Focused Attention

Source: Bahamas Weekly German leisure air carrier Condor Airways is scheduled to begin direct air service between Frankfurt, Germany, and Nassau as early as November, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis said Thursday. Condor Airways is headquartered in Frankfurt, operating from Frankfurt and Munich.  The airline flies to some 90 destinations. Prime…

Pilot Program for Bus Unification System To Be Launched Soon

Source: Bahamas Weekly During his budget contribution on Monday, June 12, Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell said that the government would continue to pursue the bus unification system. The initiative was introduced under the former, PLP, administration. He said that this initiative is expected to facilitate economic activity…

Robinson Accuses PLP of “Dropping the Ball in Tourism”

Source: Jones Bahamas Bain and Grants Town Member of Parliament (MP) Travis Robinson bashed the former Christie administration for “dropping the ball” in tourism, especially for its handling of Baha Mar. Alluding to the whole Baha Mar debacle, the 22-year-old MP charged that the former government, instead of successfully assisting in resolving the…

PM Stands Against Business Corruption

Source: Jones Bahamas Corruption has had a heavy hand in negatively impacting the ease of business and cost of doing business in The Bahamas by millions of dollars, according to Prime Minster Dr. Hubert Minnis. Prime Minister Minnis’ comments came during his keynote address at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation’s…

Change in Business at Lands and Survey

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis during his tour of the Department of Lands and Survey yesterday told the department that his government is not conducting business as usual anymore and not to expect instant results as his administration works to correct government agencies. Speaking to the employees at Lands and…

Delaware Man Charged With Rape

Source: Jones Bahamas Forty-six-year-old Steven Resnick of Delaware was charged with sexual assault of an American female tourist and was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court on charges related. Appearing before Assistant Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes, Resnick, who appeared perplexed, was read the charges that he stood before the court to answer to. It…

No Bahamians Involved in London Fire

Source: Jones Bahamas In the aftermath of a west London tower block fire, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is assuring that all Bahamian staff posted in London are safe. Bahamian workers are posted at The Bahamas High Commission, The Bahamas Tourist Office and The Bahamas Maritime Authority in London. Up to last night,…

Is The PM Capitulating To Louis Bacon, Already?

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

Terror Suspect with Bahamian Ties Granted Bond

Source: Jones Bahamas An accused neo-Nazi with Bahamian ties, facing federal explosives charges, was granted a request for bond after a judge said he was not a threat to the community. Brandon Russell, 22, allegedly stored bomb-making materials at his Florida apartment, where authorities said they also found white supremacist propaganda. Russell, a…

Smith Says, “Follow the Money”

Source: Jones Bahamas Attorney Fred Smith, QC, wants the public to demand how much money the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration spent in the Supreme Court defending the appeal of the parliamentary privilege case surrounding former Marathon Member of Parliament Jerome Fitzgerald. In a statement yesterday, Smith said this is “unconstitutional rape of…

Sands says food duty list may need reevaluation

Source: Jones Bahamas The nutritional value as been put into question regarding several of those food items the MInnis led administration has decided to either reduce or eliminate the duty on and according to Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands that list may need to be reviewed a second time. The concern mounts as…

Precautions to Prevent Pink Eye

Source: Jones Bahamas An outbreak of conjunctivitis or pink eye, the popular term, has been a major concern over the past few weeks as word of the illness made waves over the internet last week with persons being cautioned to practice good hand hygiene. Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands has indicated that…

Discrimination Concerns Bahamian Architects

Source: Jones Bahamas Black Bahamian architects are concerned about their careers because they don’t receive as many opportunities as their foreign counterparts, according to Principal of AR Concepts Michael Foster. Mr. Foster, who is also a Bahamian architect, revealed this notion yesterday during Love 97’s daily radio talk show “Issues of The Day”.…

“22% Murder Increase,” Says Dames

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said there are 66 murders for the year, which is a 22 per cent increase compared to the same time last year. Minister Dames released those statistics during his contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget Communication debate in the House of Assembly on Monday. “The…

Jet Ski Operators Upset Over Rape Incident

Source: Jones Bahamas Cabbage Beach Jet Ski operators are upset and disgusted lamenting their name is once again wrongfully being dragged down in the mud, after police on Monday reported that a Cabbage Beach Jet Ski operator is in custody for sexually assaulting a Canadian female tourist. According to reports, the Jet Ski…

Minor Oil Spill at Clifton Pier

Source: Jones Bahamas Transport Minister Frankie Campbell revealed that there was an apparent oil spill at the Clifton Pier Oil Terminal some time yesterday. Mr. Campbell comments came during the 2017/2018 Budget Communication debate yesterday in the House of assembly. “There have been reports of an oil spill in the Clifton Pier area.…

Minister Warns Drivers without Licence Plates

Source: Jones Bahamas A stern warning was sent to motorists driving without licence plates from Transport and Local Government Minister Frankie Campbell, as he too urged police officers around the country to deal with such individuals by the confines of the law. Since the implementation of a new automated system for the Road…

Gibson Accuses PLP of Crown Land Bribery

Source: Jones Bahamas A heated exchange erupted yesterday in the House of Assembly after Long Island MP Adrian Gibson claimed the previous administration promised Long Islanders crown land in exchange for votes. Mr. Gibson made the claim yesterday during his contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget Communication debate in the House of Assembly. “I…

Lloyd Encourages Graduates to Return Home

Source: Jones Bahamas Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd urged students of the Ministry of Education’s Inaugural Bahamas High School Diploma graduation to travel the world, but “come back home.” The minister recently told the graduates in Grand Bahama at the Grand Lucayan Resort that the country is in critical need of their talents in…

Nottage Charged With Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas Wanted suspect Ronald Nottage of Summer Street was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being sought in connection with the June 7 murder of 55-year-old Peter Street Resident Valdrice Bowleg. Appearing in court before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, 45-year-old Nottage was charged with murder by means of unlawful harm.…

28 Year Old Charged With Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas Twenty-eight year-old Balls Alley resident Ricardo Russell was charged in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for the June 5 murder of Okra Hill resident Livingston Rolle. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on two charges related to the murder of Mr. Rolle, Russell was not required to enter a plea because…

Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don’t

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

UB students finish 2nd in Caribbean Students Colloquium

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamian students were among the rising stars at this year’s Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Students Colloquium in New York. A team of four University of The Bahamas (UB) students placed second in the annual competition with their plan to make The Bahamas a “smart” tourism destination. Keri Cartwright, Kendall Sands, Ianta…

Govt to Launch Youth Entrepreneur Programme

Source: Jones Bahamas The Government of The Bahamas will launch a youth entrepreneur and youth development programme over the next five years that will “inspire and empower a new generation of Bahamian entrepreneurs.” The programme will assist young Bahamian entrepreneurs with capital and equipment, while equipping them with the necessary business management skills…

Newbold: ‘No Witch Hunt on Disclosure Deadline’

Source: Jones Bahamas Press Secretary Anthony Newbold has refuted claims from detractors that the prime minister’s deadline for public disclosures is a witch hunt. Mr. Newbold’s comments came while he appeared as guest on the JCN-TV programme Jones and Company. “You have to lead by example as Prime Minister Minnis has said repeatedly…

Customs Warehouse Robbed

Source: Jones Bahamas A break-in at the Bahamas Customs warehouse near the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) leaves police conducting investigations. According to Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean, the incident is alleged to have occurred between Saturday evening and 8a.m. yesterday morning. At the time of the report, the police had…

D’Aguilar Named New CTO Chairman

Source: Jones Bahamas Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar was announced as the new chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) during a press conference at CTO Caribbean week in New York City. The CTO is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of over 30 countries and territories including Dutch, English, French…

Cooper Cautions Govt Over Possible 15% VAT Increase

Source: Jones Bahamas The government’s proposal to reduce value-added tax (VAT) could later result in a possible 15 percent increase, according to the opposition’s Shadow Minister of Financial Services Chester Cooper. During his contribution to the 2017/2018 Budget Communication debate last Thursday, Mr. Cooper admonished the Minnis led administration to use the current…

Chamber Anticipates Business Licence Fees Reduction

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) is taking exception to the government’s 2017/18 budget, which is set to see a reduction in business licence fees, calling it a move in the right direction. Speaking at a recent press conference, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber Edison Sumner…

Long Island Fire Highlights Challenges

Source: Jones Bahamas A serious brush fire over the weekend in Hamilton, Long Island brought to the attention the serious infrastructural needs on that island. Four firemen went to Long Island on Saturday and with the assistance of local volunteers managed to extinguish the blaze. In a statement, the island’s Member of Parliament…

Little Hannah gets a Big Reward at Special Assembly

Source: Bahamas Weekly Little Miss Hanna Edomwonyi, a sixth grader at Clara E. Evans Primary School and the Bahamas Primary School student of the year was treated to a special assembly in her honor this week. Senior Manager for BTC in Andros, Christopher Hinsey spoke at this special occasion and noted, “BTC is…

BTC Treats Governor's Harbour Primary Teachers

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC Treats Governor’s Harbour Primary Teachers BTC continued its longstanding relationship of support and contribution with its adopted school, Governor’s Harbour Primary during their Teacher’s Appreciation, which was celebrated in grand style. Mrs. Tanya McPhee-Pinder, Principal at Governor’s Harbour Primary expressed how thankful she and her team were for the partnership,

Anita Doherty retires after 38 years of service

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Anita Doherty retires after 38 years of service Grand Bahama principal, Mrs. Anita Doherty retired this month after 38 years of service.  She was the principal of Bishop Michael Eldon School, and the students and faculty held an assembly  under the title, “Saluting a Phenomenal Woman: Retirement Celebrations” on June 1st

Eight Men Wanted for Murder in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Eight Men Wanted for Murder in The Bahamas The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in finding following males who are wanted for murder. The first suspect is 33 – year old Patrick Goffee of Washington Street. Goffee is a dark brown male, slim build, about 6’

Bahamas Gov't to Move from “Undue Emphasis on Foreign Investment”

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Gov’t to Move from “Undue Emphasis on Foreign Investment” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said The Bahamas must move from undue emphasis on foreign investment to propel economic activity. “While we do acknowledge an important role for such investments, if they are legitimately strategic

Tosheena Robinson-Blair wins Media Awards during Caribbean Week New York

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Tosheena Robinson-Blair wins Media Awards during Caribbean Week New York The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) crowned the winners in its annual Caribbean Media Awards competition and recognized journalists at the Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Wyndham New Yorker.   During the awards luncheon, sponsored

Caribbean Arrival Numbers Up After First Quarter

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Caribbean Arrival Numbers Up After First Quarter This has been thus far a fantastic Caribbean Week, with renewed energy and purpose among our ministers, directors, tourism officials and everyone involved. For the first time ever we presented Caribbean culture and heritage in a very practical manner at our Diaspora Forum, which

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Friday June 9th, 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Friday June 9th, 2017 This is a public forecast for today and tonight Friday 9th June, 2017. General situation: A weak cold front will linger near the Northern islands while a high pressure ridge remains the dominant weather feature over the remainder of the Bahamas. Special

Nassau Public Library Receives Donation of a Printer/Copier

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Nassau Public Library Receives Donation of a Printer/Copier After more than a year of not having a photo copier machine, the Nassau Public Library and Library Services Unit received an all-in-one copier-printing machine thanks to a donation from Scholar Books. CEO, Albert Cox learned of their dilemma and moved to help

“No Plan for Debt Reduction,” Says Cooper

Source: Jones Bahamas | “No Plan for Debt Reduction,” Says Cooper Exuma and Ragged Island Member of Parliament (MP) I. Chester Cooper charged that the 2017/2018 Budget Communication presented by Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest last Wednesday was the “wrong speech” and there is no plan to reduce the country’s debt. The Progressive Liberal Party

Govt to Pay $70 Million for Workers’ Insurance

Source: Jones Bahamas | Govt to Pay Million for Workers’ Insurance Minister of State for Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle said $70 million will be paid to insurance companies to cover the policies of public officers that were not paid under the Christie administration. Mr. Rolle revealed this information during his contribution to

Relief Promised for Bozine Town Residents

Source: Jones Bahamas | Relief Promised for Bozine Town Residents The fact that hundreds of Bozine Town residents have been waiting for more than a decade for a resolution to a longstanding land dispute, Garden Hills Member of Parliament (MP) Brensil Rolle said this is “disturbing.” The newly elected MP, in his contribution to the

PM Stresses Performance and Professionalism During ZNS Visit

Source: Jones Bahamas | PM Stresses Performance and Professionalism During ZNS Visit Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Minnis Thursday told the management and staff of Bahamas Information Services (BIS) and the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas that they will be held accountable for their performance, professionalism and punctuality or lack thereof. Dr. Minnis said his administration

PLP Govt Spent $10 Million on New Hires

Source: Jones Bahamas | PLP Govt Spent Million on New Hires The former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government employed and abused existing policies in the Public Service Sector to the tune of some $10 million in the months leading up to the 2017 general elections, according to Minister State for Public Service and National Insurance

BCCEC to Host Ease of Doing Business Conclave

Source: Jones Bahamas | BCCEC to Host Ease of Doing Business Conclave Potential solutions that are necessary for making it easy to do business in The Bahamas will be the aim of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation’s (BCCEC) fourth annual National Conclave this month. Speaking with the media at a press conference

Bowe: ‘VAT Changes Complicates System’

Source: Jones Bahamas | Bowe: ‘VAT Changes Complicates System’ Chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation Gowon Bowe said that the recent presentation on the 2017/18 Budget Communication by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest with regards to eliminating value-added tax (VAT) on certain items will complicate the system.

Bahamian Journalist Participates in State Department Sponsored Exchange Focused on Disaster Preparedness Management

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamian Journalist Participates in State Department Sponsored Exchange Focused on Disaster Preparedness Management On Thursday, June 8th, Senior Information Officer at Bahamas Information Services (BIS) Lindsay Thompson paid a courtesy call to U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson at the U.S. Embassy to discuss her participation in the U.S. Department of State’s

PM Minnis Stresses Performance and Professionalism During Visit to BIS / ZNS

Source: Bahamas Weekly | PM Minnis Stresses Performance and Professionalism During Visit to BIS / ZNS Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis Thursday told management and staff of Bahamas Information Services and the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas that they will be held accountable for their performance, professionalism and punctuality or lack thereof.

Stop The Social Injustice

Source: Jones Bahamas | Stop The Social Injustice 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 political party,

US Army Brigadier General calls on Commander RBDF

Source: Bahamas Weekly | US Army Brigadier General calls on Commander RBDF Brigadier General Richard Heitkamp, the Deputy Director of Strategy, Policy and Plans North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, paid a courtesy call on Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel on Monday afternoon. Brigadier General Heitkamp, who was accompanied by

BTC Congratulates Shaunae

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC Congratulates Shaunae Olympic 400m gold medalist and BTC endorsed athlete Shaunae Miller-Uibo created the pinnacle of the Adidas Boost Boston Games, clocking in at 21.76 (0.5m/s) on a 200m straight this past Sunday. Participating in her first ever street athletics meet, Miller-Uibo now holds the fastest world record for the

36 Lyford Cay Foundations Scholars Graduate

Source: Bahamas Weekly | 36 Lyford Cay Foundations Scholars Graduate This year, 36 ambitious Lyford Cay Foundations Scholars will graduate with their college degrees.  For the Scholars, the road to achieving post-secondary education is full of hard work, sacrifice and financial planning.  The Lyford Cay Foundations are proud to have been a part of each

Flamingo Gardens Clinic on the Move in Boosting Good Health

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Flamingo Gardens Clinic on the Move in Boosting Good Health The Flamingo Gardens Clinic has spearheaded initiatives geared towards control and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with promotion of education, health and wellness programmes, and community outreach activities. The Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Unit (CNCD) of the clinic seeks to embrace every

Bahamas Represented at Clia’s Cruise360 Conference and Trade Show

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Represented at Clia’s Cruise360 Conference and Trade Show The Islands of The Bahamas was well represented at the Cruise Lines International Association’s Cruise360 2017 Conference and Trade Show, which recently took place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, Florida. At Cruise360, The Bahamas was able to connect with top-notch

Grand Bahama to host 77th Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows convention

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama to host 77th Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows convention On Thursday, June 1st, the Ministry of Tourism’s Religious Tourism Department, along with representatives from the International Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows Inc., held a press conference to inform the public of the 77th Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’

US Charge d'Affaires Pays Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health

Source: Bahamas Weekly | US Charge d’Affaires Pays Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health U.S. Charge d’Affaires Lisa Johnson paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands, at the Ministry’s offices on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Official photos by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services…

Firearms and drugs seized in Exuma operation, 2 men in custody

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Firearms and drugs seized in Exuma operation, 2 men in custody Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, police in Exuma conducted an operation on that island that resulted in the seizure two handguns and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 6th June 2017. Two men were also taken

Severe weather warning for Grand Bahama Island

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Severe weather warning for Grand Bahama Island THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 11:00PM TUESDAY 6TH JUNE 2017 UNTIL 1:00AM WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE 2017. A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA ISLANDS AND THE ADJACENT WATERS AND CAYS. AT 10:50 PM OBSERVATION,

Nomination Day for candidates vying for Local Government seats

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Nomination Day for candidates vying for Local Government seats Tuesday, June 6, 2017 was nomination day for candidates looking to throw their names in the hat to become Local Government Representatives in Grand Bahama. Candidates representing every constituency on the island showed up to various nomination centers throughout the island, hoping

Bahamas Industrial Tribunal Honours J. Barrie Farrington

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Industrial Tribunal Honours J. Barrie Farrington The Bahamas Industrial Tribunal held a labour seminar called “A Day of Solidarity” in honour of J. Barrie Farrington, on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Atlantis Crown Ballroom, and later, a banquet celebration called “A Night of Solidarity,” also in Mr. Farrington’s honour, in

Acklins Resident Dies Hours after Stabbing Incident

Source: Jones Bahamas | Acklins Resident Dies Hours after Stabbing Incident A man identified as David Hanna, a resident of Acklins, died on Sunday following a stabbing incident on the island. According to police, on Saturday around 8:30 p.m. two men became involved in an altercation in Mason’s Bay which led to one of the

Labour Minister Strives for Unity among Workers

Source: Jones Bahamas | Labour Minister Strives for Unity among Workers Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said moving forward he expects a unified front when it comes to the rights of Bahamians workers. His comments came following last Friday’s Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade where for first time in over two decades union umbrella groups

Holiday Drowning – – -American Man and Young Girl Drowned

Source: Jones Bahamas | Holiday Drowning – – -American Man and Young Girl Drowned Two persons drowned this past weekend as Bahamians celebrated the Whit Monday and Labour Day holidays. Yesterday, Whit Monday, an American man died while snorkeling off Pearl Island. According to police, shortly after 11 a.m., the American man was snorkeling in

Man Sentenced for Firearm Possession

Source: Jones Bahamas | Man Sentenced for Firearm Possession A 22-year-old man was sentenced to five years at the Bahamas Department of Corrections on Thursday for what Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt called “a matter that cannot be taken lightly” as he pleaded guilty to possession of a high-powered unlicensed riffle and possession of ammunition. Jachris

“Budget for the Rich, Not the Poor,” Says Mortimer

Source: Jones Bahamas | “Budget for the Rich, Not the Poor,” Says Mortimer “The Rich People’s Budget,” is what Deputy Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Chris Mortimer is calling the 2017/2018 Fiscal Budget revealed by Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest last Wednesday in the House of Assembly. In a press release yesterday, Mr.

Trade Unionist Dies at 80

Source: Jones Bahamas | Trade Unionist Dies at 80 Alexander Thompson, a trade unionist who served The Bahamas with great distinction, died last Wednesday at the age of 80 following a long illness. Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes extended condolences to Mr. Thompson’s family on behalf of the government. Mr. Foulkes said Mr. Thompson fought

A Downfall Courtesy Of Indecision & Procrastination

Source: Jones Bahamas | A Downfall Courtesy Of Indecision & Procrastination 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,

Celebrate Dad at Grand Lucayan – June 18th

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Celebrate Dad at Grand Lucayan – June 18th Freeport, Grand Bahama – Let’s celebrate Dad Sunday, June 18th. Treat Dad to a spectacular Father’s Day brunch buffet complete with expertly prepared seafood, beef, international cuisines, a mouthwatering dessert station and champagne is included with your meal Portobello’s at Grand Lucayan 12pm

GBPA/iTEL BPO Partnership Strengthening Freeport’s ICT Sector

Source: Bahamas Weekly | GBPA/iTEL BPO Partnership Strengthening Freeport’s ICT Sector Freeport Bahamas – The Call Center industry on Grand Bahama continues to make significant strides as a new sector for growth in the island’s economy. This however, has not come without a strategic and concerted effort by key stakeholders, itelBPO Solutions (Island Outsourcers) and

Bahamian karate students to compete in U.S. thanks to BTC

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamian karate students to compete in U.S. thanks to BTC Smokey’s Karate School has been offering top notch martial arts training to Bahamians for over 15 years now. BTC has donated funds to enable karate students to compete in the 44th Annual U.S. Open ISKA (International Sport Karate Association) Championships. The

The Caribbean advance in the adaptation of the Global Strategy for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The Caribbean advance in the adaptation of the Global Strategy for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents Representatives of public health systems, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and civil society from 18 Caribbean countries and territories met together last week with the international agencies that integrate the Regional Coordination Mechanism for

BTC Bids Farewell to Carlo Alloni

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC Bids Farewell to Carlo Alloni Last week, BTC bade farewell to Carlo Alloni, Group CTIO for Cable and Wireless Communications. Alloni, along with CEO Leon Williams and the entire technical team were responsible for driving the transformation and innovation projects at BTC. Alloni had worked with BTC for the last

Man shot and killed at his home located at Okra Hill

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Man shot and killed at his home located at Okra Hill Nassau, Bahamas – Police are appealing to 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 Monday 5th June 2017. According to

DPM says Labor Day is a time to honor workers, not politicians

Source: Bahamas Weekly | DPM says Labor Day is a time to honor workers, not politicians Under the theme “decent work, for decent pay; economic empowerment for workers,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest addressed Friday’s Labour Day parade in Grand Bahama, which paraded through the streets of Freeport and

St. Lucia Minister on World Environment Day 2017

Source: Bahamas Weekly | St. Lucia Minister on World Environment Day 2017 World Environment Day Statement by Hon. Gale T.C. Rigobert, Minister of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development on June 5, 2017: As Saint Lucia joins the rest of the world in recognizing World Environment Day on June 5th, I reflect on Saint

DNA: The “Rich People’s” Budget

Source: Bahamas Weekly | DNA: The “Rich People’s” Budget Let them eat cake or salmon! After examination of the budget communication by the new Minister for Finance, Peter Turnquest on behalf of the new FNM administration it is clearly a budget which favors the rich but does very little for the small man. In their

Commonwealth leads the way at United Nations Oceans Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Commonwealth leads the way at United Nations Oceans Conference Leaders from coastal nations and small island developing states from the Commonwealth will surf a wave of optimism this week at a major United Nations summit which aims to deliver on a global promise to conserve and sustainably manage the seas. Commonwealth

Grand Bahama Homecoming Weekend a Success

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama Homecoming Weekend a Success Over the past Labour Day and Whit Monday Holiday weekend, ALIV was the title sponsor for Grand Bahama Homecoming Weekend. The three-year sponsorship is part of ALIV’s commitment to helping to expand the cultural diversity throughout the country. The weekend was an “overwhelming success” inclusive

The Bahamas’ Ultimate Ocean Road Trip

Source: Bahamas Weekly | The Bahamas’ Ultimate Ocean Road Trip Once again, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is offering boating enthusiasts the adventure of a lifetime. A convoy of boats, under the leadership of seasoned mariners, will depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 8, 2017 to kick off the highly anticipated Bahamas Boating Flings. These

Ryan Carroll’s Third Underwater Cleanup

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Ryan Carroll’s Third Underwater Cleanup Ryan Carroll did it again.  This time Ryan organized a Third Underwater Cleanup.  This time the location was Coral Beach on June 3rd 2017. Once again the objective was to rid the sea bottom of trash/marine debris. Trash bags and water were provided. Volunteers snorkeled to

Waterkeepers Bahamas to host Splash Mania in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Waterkeepers Bahamas to host Splash Mania in Grand Bahama Waterkeepers Bahamas announced today it will host Splash Mania, a first-of-its-kind for The Bahamas with kayak races, paddle-board competition, kiddie games, beach volleyball and a full slate of water-related activities. Set for Saturday, July 8, Splash Mania will take place on the

Acklins Bahamas stabbing death suspect in custody

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Acklins Bahamas stabbing death suspect in custody A man is in custody following an overnight stabbing on Acklins Island that has left a man dead. According to reports, around 8:30pm on Saturday 3rd June 2017, two men were involved in an altercation at Masons Bay, that led to one of them

Bahamas Staff in London Unaffected by Latest Security Incidents

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas Staff in London Unaffected by Latest Security Incidents The Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases for general information that The Bahamas High Commission in London has confirmed that staff at the High Commission, The Bahamas Maritime Authority and The Bahamas Tourist Office in London are all accounted for and unaffected by

Uppercut Band ascends with 2 more singers & keyboards

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Uppercut Band ascends with 2 more singers & keyboards Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – The Uppercut journey continues as the band moves up several notches with the addition of two new members, Syd Collie and Massawe Dean. “Two sisters that sing really well and an additional keyboard player for the band

Body of little girl found in waters off Arawak Cay

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Body of little girl found in waters off Arawak Cay Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery a young girl found dead in waters at Arawak Cay on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Reports are that shortly after 1:00pm, the body of a young girl was found floating in the water

RBPF: Firearms and Ammunition Arrest in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly | RBPF: Firearms and Ammunition Arrest in Abaco Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Police in Abaco arrest three males in two separate incidents for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition on Saturday 3rd June 2017. In the first incident shortly after 2:00am, officers while at a business establishment on

RBPF Nassau: Searching for Suspects in Shooting Incident

Source: Bahamas Weekly | RBPF Nassau: Searching for Suspects in Shooting Incident Police are seeking the public’s help in locating four men responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man detained in hospital on Friday 2nd June 2017. According to reports around 10:00pm, a man was involved in an altercation with four men

BTC HOYTES Labour Day Basketball Classics Open in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC HOYTES Labour Day Basketball Classics Open in Grand Bahama The BTC HOYTES Labour Day Basketball Classics opened at the Sir Jack Hayward Gym, Grand Bahama, this Labour Day Holiday Weekend, June 1st -June 4th, 2017.  The Opening Ceremony was held June 2; in attendance were the Hon. Michael Pintard, MP,

Firearm and Ammunition Arrest in Bimini

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Firearm and Ammunition Arrest in Bimini Police in Bimini arrest a male after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition on Friday 2nd June 2017. Reports are that shortly after 1:00am, officers while on routine patrol on Kings Highway arrested a male after they discovered on him

RBPF Nassau: Firearm seize in Vehicle, Two Men in Custody

Source: Bahamas Weekly | RBPF Nassau: Firearm seize in Vehicle, Two Men in Custody Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers seized a firearm and four rounds of ammunition on Friday 2nd June 2017, after two men in a vehicle was stopped and searched. Reports are that around 3:00am, Selective

Finance Minister Discussed Revenue Measures; Tax Relief

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Finance Minister Discussed Revenue Measures; Tax Relief NASSAU, Bahamas — During the Budget Communication 2017/2018 in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest listed the various revenue measures that will be undertaken by the Government and which will

American visitor hospitalized after shark attack near Athol Island

Source: Bahamas Weekly | American visitor hospitalized after shark attack near Athol Island Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shark attack that has left an American visitor detained in hospital on Friday, 2nd June 2017. Preliminary information indicates shortly before 12:00noon the woman was snorkeling in waters near Athol Island, when she was attacked

(Photos) Randol Fawkes 2017 Labour Day Parade

Source: Bahamas Weekly | (Photos) Randol Fawkes 2017 Labour Day Parade Nassau, Bahamas – The Randol Fawkes 2017 Labour Day Parade through streets of New Providence.  Official photos taken by Patrick Hanna of Bahamas Information Services…

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association on Climate Change

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association on Climate Change The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), a federation of 32 private sector-led organizations throughout the Caribbean basin, reiterates its previous position to join with the nations throughout the Caribbean in supporting the adoption of the Paris climate change agreement. The Caribbean is

Florida- Caribbean Cruise Association's (FCCA) 2017 Children's Environmental Poster Competition

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Florida- Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) 2017 Children’s Environmental Poster Competition On Tuesday, May 30th, the Ministry of Tourism facilitated the judging process for the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation 2017 Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. Under the theme “Our World Is Precious…Save Our Land and Seas”, all primary/secondary school students in FCCA’s

Industry Leaders to be Honoured During Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Luncheon; Journalistic Excellence Recognized

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Industry Leaders to be Honoured During Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Luncheon; Journalistic Excellence Recognized During Caribbean Week 2017, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will bestow special honors on four individuals, in addition to the presentation of media awards, during its annual Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Luncheon. The Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards

Grand Bahama Debutante Receives BTC Scholarship

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama Debutante Receives BTC Scholarship For more than 3 decades the Debutante program on Grand Bahama Island has been one of the premier programs for leadership and etiquette training for young men and women. For months participating students are engaged in activities ranging from waltz lessons to community service before

Minister Henfield delivers statement to OAS

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Minister Henfield delivers statement to OAS The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, returned to Nassau from an official visit to Washington, D.C., 30th May – 1st June 2017, where he participated in the Twenty-ninth Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs on the Situation in Venezuela. On arrival

GB Teen Stabbed to Death

Source: Jones Bahamas | GB Teen Stabbed to Death A 16-year-old boy died shortly after being discovered by police in Grand Bahama on Monday. According to police reports, shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a call that led them to Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock where the teen was found with an

BTC supports Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade

Source: Bahamas Weekly | BTC supports Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade This week has been proclaimed as “Labour Week” in the country. The National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Trade Unions Congress (CBTUC) will join forces for this year’s annual Labour Day March, set for Friday June

Source: Jones Bahamas | An unknown man is in police custody following his arrest and being found with a nine millimeter pistol with six rounds of ammunition hidden in his pants. According to police reports, around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit, were on routine patrol on Linkford Close,…

New Tax Exemptions

Source: Jones Bahamas | New Tax Exemptions In keeping with its commitment to assist Bahamians and business owners alike by reducing and eliminating some of the taxes placed on a variety of items, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest revealed those proposed tax exemptions by the government during yesterday’s 2017/2018 Budget Communication.

Govt Committed to Financial Restoration

Source: Jones Bahamas | Govt Committed to Financial Restoration Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest said while the government’s transformational growth agenda is visionary and critical to the creation of a better future for Bahamian citizens, the very grave condition of the nation’s public finances mandates that it gives the utmost

Opposition Calls Budget ‘Political Bashing’

Source: Jones Bahamas | Opposition Calls Budget ‘Political Bashing’ Opposition Leader Philip Davis yesterday charged that the government’s budget communication was used as a forum for “political bashing and biased posturing” against the former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government. Mr. Davis insisted that the communication appeared to offer no hope for the poor and by

Save The Bays, A Legal Mafia?

Source: Jones Bahamas | Save The Bays, A Legal Mafia? 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

Bahamas spelling bee champ makes it to third round

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamas spelling bee champ makes it to third round Although he was eliminated in the third round, The Bahamas has every reason to be proud of the performance of Jee’von Arden Pratt, The Bahamas National Spelling Bee champion, in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee that culminates with a live broadcast

Grand Bahama Minister Stresses Need for Hurricane Preparedness

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Grand Bahama Minister Stresses Need for Hurricane Preparedness The Hon. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, on Wednesday reminded residents that the 2017 Hurricane Season is officially underway. “I wish to remind the public that hurricane season begins June 1. While we

Promoting Regional Trade at Agroalimentaria

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Promoting Regional Trade at Agroalimentaria Regional trade is a key component for economic stability across the Caribbean, and greater trade from the agricultural sector could significantly contribute towards the lowering of the regions food import bill from outside of the region. It is in view of this that the Caribbean Export

RBPF Nassau: High Powered Weapon seized, Two Suspects in Custody

Source: Bahamas Weekly | RBPF Nassau: High Powered Weapon seized, Two Suspects in Custody Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Eastern Division seized an AK-47 Assault Weapon and took a male and a female into custody on Wednesday 31st May 2017. Reports are that shortly after 6:30am, officers assigned to

Bahamian fashion designer showcases in China

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Bahamian fashion designer showcases in China Award-Winning Designer Theodore Elyett Wows with Junkanoo-Themed Fashion Collection in Asia Nassau, Bahamas – More than 300 spectators sat expectantly in the Grand Ballroom of the world famous Kerry Hotel in Beijing, China. Every eye glued to the runway, award-winning Bahamian designer Theodore Elyett, a

Foreign Affairs Minister Henfield Receives Briefing In D.C.

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Foreign Affairs Minister Henfield Receives Briefing In D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Shortly after he arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon, May 30, 2017, Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield met with diplomatic staff members of the Bahamas Embassy and The Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex in the conference room of the

Students of Sweeting's Cay All Age School Call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly | Students of Sweeting’s Cay All Age School Call on the Governor General Students and teachers of Sweeting’s Cay All Age School, Grand Bahama, paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…

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