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January 10, 2019

Bahamas

Minister Dames Highlights Crime-Fighting and RBPF Initiatives

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames, said, on January 6, 2019, that, despite the accomplishments that the Royal Bahamas Police Force officers… Link: Minister Dames Highlights Crime-Fighting and RBPF Initiatives

900k Price drop on Circle Mall Commercial Bldg & Land

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Initially offered at $4.5 Million, the largest commercial property in the epicenter of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island known as the… Link: 900k Price drop on Circle Mall Commercial Bldg & Land

OPM in Grand Bahama Honors Local Crossing Guards

Source: Bahamas Weekly “The Office of the Prime Minister, in conjunction with the Department of Local Government and Road Traffic Department, hosted an evening of appreciation to honor… Link: OPM in Grand Bahama Honors Local Crossing Guards

Cold cases, not closed

Source: Jones Bahamas In the Police  Crime  statistics for 2018, cold cases – those that have not been fully solved were not included in the report. According to… Link: Cold cases, not closed

Illegal Migrants Pose Security Threat

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, Darren Henfield, says unfettered and unchecked immigration is impacting the country on many fronts and that Bahamians have been tolerant so… Link: Illegal Migrants Pose Security Threat

Crime Decreased By 8 Per Cent

Source: Jones Bahamas The Royal Bahamas Police Force  reports  a decrease of 8 per cent in crime   in the country  over the past 12 months.   The… Link: Crime Decreased By 8 Per Cent

Davis: “PM Must Treat Unions Fairly”

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Phillip Davis yesterday said Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson has the prime minister hypnotized. This comes  after the  success by the… Link: Davis: “PM Must Treat Unions Fairly”

New Oban Deal Soon

Source: Jones Bahamas The Minister of Labour  Dion Foulkes  says  that he anticipates the negotiations on the Oban heads of agreement to be complete in the next two… Link: New Oban Deal Soon

RBPF Grand Bahama: Armed Robbery

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating two male suspects who robbed a business establishment on Tuesday 8th January 2019: Reports are that… Link: RBPF Grand Bahama: Armed Robbery

RBPF: Marijuana Plants discovered in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Tuesday 8th January 2019 shortly after 1:00pm, police and Immigration officers, acting on information, went to an area off Ernest Dean… Link: RBPF: Marijuana Plants discovered in Abaco

Police Commissioner Holds Press Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson gave an overview of the Crime Statistics 2019 report and presented members of the media with copies of the document,… Link: Police Commissioner Holds Press Conference

El Salvador Assumes Chair of the OAS Permanent Council

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carlos Alberto Calles, today assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council -which… Link: El Salvador Assumes Chair of the OAS Permanent Council

Water Improvement Project Nears Completion in South Andros

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Water and Sewerage Corporation is on the verge of completing another project in the Family Islands. Executive Chairman, Mr. Adrian Gibson led a delegation… Link: Water Improvement Project Nears Completion in South Andros

Minister Dames Lauds Work of RBPF

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames, applauded the members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the work of the body as… Link: Minister Dames Lauds Work of RBPF

RBPF Uniformed Branches March to Annual Church Service

Source: Bahamas Weekly Representatives of various Uniformed Branches of Government, joined with members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, on January 6, 2019, as they marched from the… Link: RBPF Uniformed Branches March to Annual Church Service

RBPF Recognizes Fallen Comrades

Source: Bahamas Weekly Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson, QPM, joined fellow members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force in recognizing fellow officers who died, during a ceremony in… Link: RBPF Recognizes Fallen Comrades

RBPF Holds New Year's Boil

Source: Bahamas Weekly Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson and his senior officers held the traditional Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) New Year’s Boil at the Paul Farquharson Conference… Link: RBPF Holds New Year's Boil

C.H. REEVES READY FOR CLASSES

Source: Jones Bahamas Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd assured  yesterday that the facilities at the C.H. Reeves Junior High School  are  ready for classes this morning.  Last week, the… Link: C.H. REEVES READY FOR CLASSES

BPSU Unaware Of Post Office Delay

Source: Jones Bahamas The  President  of The Bahamas Public Services Union, Kimsley  Ferguson says his union does not  think the government is addressing the matter  of relocating  the… Link: BPSU Unaware Of Post Office Delay

MOE ADVANCES TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION

Source: Jones Bahamas The country’s educational system is expecting to see some major technological changes this year as the Ministry of Education yesterday joined forces with Cable Bahamas… Link: MOE ADVANCES TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION

Minister Confident Union Disputes Will Be Settled

Source: Jones Bahamas Last year unions in the country made their voices known, as many of them threatened industrial action and applied for strike certificates due to various… Link: Minister Confident Union Disputes Will Be Settled

Appointment of Mrs. E. Sally-Ann Lockhart-Pratt as Registrar General

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. E. Sally-Ann Lockhart-Pratt, to the position… Link: Appointment of Mrs. E. Sally-Ann Lockhart-Pratt as Registrar General

Erica Wells Cox appointed OPM Director of Communications

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Cabinet Office announces the appointment of Erica Wells Cox as Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), effective 7 January… Link: Erica Wells Cox appointed OPM Director of Communications

EU and OECD: Wrong Impetus for Reform

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas’ financial services industry has been under intense pressure over the last year. During this period, we have seen The Bahamas placed on adverse… Link: EU and OECD: Wrong Impetus for Reform

RBDF Apprehends Haitian migrants – Dec.5th

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Royal Bahamas Defence Force air, land and sea operations in the southern New Providence and Exuma chain areas have resulted in the apprehension of… Link: RBDF Apprehends Haitian migrants – Dec.5th

Water Supply Improvement Project Commissioned in San Salvador

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Government is continuing its efforts to improve the water supply systems in communities throughout the Family Islands. Adrian Gibson, executive chairman of the… Link: Water Supply Improvement Project Commissioned in San Salvador

Fans Vote on 2018 Boxing Day and the 2019 New Year’s Parade

Source: Bahamas Weekly In 2018, the National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) introduced the annual NJC-MobileAssist Viewers Choice Award, an award that is determined by allowing fans to vote for… Link: Fans Vote on 2018 Boxing Day and the 2019 New Year’s Parade

Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd. Announce Board Changes

Source: Bahamas Weekly Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd. (the “Company”) a subsidiary of Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), and a leading developer and operator of… Link: Consolidated Water Bahamas Ltd. Announce Board Changes

UB addresses registration woes

Source: Jones Bahamas University of  The Bahamas President Doctor  Rodney Smith along with other UB officials sought to bring some relief to the registration process that has been… Link: UB addresses registration woes

AG “Ready to Go To Court” With Gaming Bosses

Source: Jones Bahamas Following months of talks and negotiations, Attorney General Carl Bethel told  that the talks between the government and gaming operators are at a delicate state.… Link: AG “Ready to Go To Court” With Gaming Bosses

WSC Opens Office In San Salvador

Source: Jones Bahamas The Water and Sewerage Corporation  is on the move throughout the family islands with the latest commissioning of a WSC office in Cockburn Town, San… Link: WSC Opens Office In San Salvador

New Policy For Financial Sector Reform

Source: Jones Bahamas The government is gearing up to fully meet the requirements of the European Union (EU). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest, announced… Link: New Policy For Financial Sector Reform

Smoke sends Bahamasair workers packing

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamasair, the national flag carrier is  advising the public of a smoke related incident which took place at its Coral Harbour Road head office  yesterday… Link: Smoke sends Bahamasair workers packing

DPM Turnquest on Financial Sector Reform

Source: Bahamas Weekly Press Release Statement from the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Regarding Financial Sector Reform 3rd January 2019: In an… Link: DPM Turnquest on Financial Sector Reform

UB President on Spring 2019 Advisement, Registration and Bill Payment

Source: Bahamas Weekly Recently, University of The Bahamas launched a new online registration system called Banner that is designed to bring about increased efficiencies in student processing, chief… Link: UB President on Spring 2019 Advisement, Registration and Bill Payment

Observance of Majority Rule Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Cabinet Office announced today that an Ecumenical Service in observance of Majority Rule Day will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at St.… Link: Observance of Majority Rule Day

First Murder Of 2019

Source: Jones Bahamas The first day of the year 2019 also recorded the country’s first homicide after a young man was gunned down on Market Street and later… Link: First Murder Of 2019

AG WANTS ECONOMIC LIFT

Source: Jones Bahamas At the beginning of each new year most people usually come up with resolutions or goals they wish to fulfill that year and government officials… Link: AG WANTS ECONOMIC LIFT

TEACHERS UNION GETS STRIKE CERTIFICATE

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) yesterday announced a  long awaited strike certificate has been secured from the Ministry of Labour .  B.U.T. President Belinda… Link: TEACHERS UNION GETS STRIKE CERTIFICATE

Twenty Year Old Held For Shooting

Source: Jones Bahamas Police in Grand Bahama questioning a 20-year-old male in connection with a shooting incident on that island that left a male in serious condition at… Link: Twenty Year Old Held For Shooting

WOMAN IN VIRAL VIDEO IN CUSTODY

Source: Jones Bahamas A 30-year-old woman was yesterday arrested following a video that went viral on social media capturing her firing a gun from a moving vehicle.  Chief… Link: WOMAN IN VIRAL VIDEO IN CUSTODY

17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta Closing Ceremony & Awards Presentation

Source: Bahamas Weekly Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Permanent Secretary Phedra Rahming congratulated sailors on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources during the 17th… Link: 17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta Closing Ceremony & Awards Presentation

Water and Sewerage Officials inspect Tarpum Bay Water Plant

Source: Bahamas Weekly Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), Adrian Gibson along with other officials inspected the water plant in Tarpum Bay during a recent… Link: Water and Sewerage Officials inspect Tarpum Bay Water Plant

New Year's Day 2019 Junkanoo Parade – the Race to Victory

Source: Bahamas Weekly The New Year’s Day 2019 Junkanoo Parade, won by the Valley Boys, exhibited all the creativity and the fiery spirit needed for that sprint to… Link: New Year's Day 2019 Junkanoo Parade – the Race to Victory

8 Bahamians Make The Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019

Source: Bahamas Weekly Government House has announced the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019, recognizing the impressive accomplishments of Bahamians in various areas of service within the community.… Link: 8 Bahamians Make The Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019

Shooting Incident in Eight Mile Rock

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Tuesday 1st January 2019 shortly before 10:00pm, police responded to gunshots being heard in the Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock park area,… Link: Shooting Incident in Eight Mile Rock

ABACO NEEM FARM IMPRESSES INDIAN RESEARCHER

Source: Jones Bahamas The owners of Abaco Neem, Nicholas  and Daphne Miaoulis recently returned from the first annual “World Neem Organization” (WNO) summit and educational trip to Bangalore,… Link: ABACO NEEM FARM IMPRESSES INDIAN RESEARCHER

Officials Say Country Is safe Despite Swine Flu Cases

Source: Jones Bahamas Cases of swine flu in  the Bahamas  have  tourism officials in damage control mode. Tourism Director General, Joy Jibrilu, told reporters last  Friday  that they… Link: Officials Say Country Is safe Despite Swine Flu Cases

2018 Was Good Year For Tourism

Source: Jones Bahamas Tourism officials said 2018 has been a very good year for the country as air, sea, and stop over visitor arrivals continue to increase.  Tourism… Link: 2018 Was Good Year For Tourism

Sexual Offender’s Registry Slated For Early 2019

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of National Security Marvin Dames says  The  Sexual  Offender’s registry is on  schedule  for the first quarter of 2019.  He  said  his ministry is … Link: Sexual Offender’s Registry Slated For Early 2019

MORE ILLEGAL HAITIAN MIGRANTS APPREHENDED

Source: Jones Bahamas Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officers stationed at South Beach  Pools apprehend several Haitian nationals attempting to make it to shore in waters east of the area… Link: MORE ILLEGAL HAITIAN MIGRANTS APPREHENDED

17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta, Exuma

Source: Bahamas Weekly 17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta for Class C Boats was held over the weekend in George Town, Exuma. The Cameron Williams Cup Race was the… Link: 17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta, Exuma

Zuiderdam makes Inaugural Call at Port Castries

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Sunday, December 30, 2018 Saint Lucia welcomed the inaugural call of the Zuiderdam at Port Castries. The Zuiderdam is the first of the Holland… Link: Zuiderdam makes Inaugural Call at Port Castries

STB – Oban: Let's be transparent in 2019

Source: Bahamas Weekly With much consternation, we are learning that an EIA for the proposed Oban Industries has been completed, but will not at this time be made… Link: STB – Oban: Let's be transparent in 2019

RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants

Source: Bahamas Weekly A total of 124 Haitian migrants were apprehended early Sunday morning by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force after they were discovered in Bahamian waters. Sometime… Link: RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants

RBPF Grand Bahama: Illegal Firearm and ammunition arrest

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Sunday 30th December 2018 shortly after 1:00am, officers of Rapid Response responded to a disturbance at the Taino Beach area and… Link: RBPF Grand Bahama: Illegal Firearm and ammunition arrest

Ministry of Tourism & Aviation New Safety and Security Committee

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation formed a new Safety and Security Committee, December 13, 2018.  The new committee, with Chairman Vincent Harris, centre, is… Link: Ministry of Tourism & Aviation New Safety and Security Committee

Dine in at Upstairs on the Bay New Years Eve – Dec. 31st

Source: Bahamas Weekly Upstairs on the Bay New Years Eve Monday December 31st, 2018 from: 6:00 pm. Menu: Crisp Festive Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing New York Strip… Link: Dine in at Upstairs on the Bay New Years Eve – Dec. 31st

New Year Message from Hugh Riley Secretary General of CTO

Source: Bahamas Weekly As the Caribbean tourism sector prepares to welcome the New Year, we look forward to 2019 with a sense of optimism, excitement and much hope.… Link: New Year Message from Hugh Riley Secretary General of CTO

The Gift of Boxing & Community Building

Source: Bahamas Weekly “Growing up in Kemp Road and at school all you use to see was fights, so I use to like to fight. I would get… Link: The Gift of Boxing & Community Building

Grand Lucayan Reef Golf Course Holiday Hours

Source: Bahamas Weekly   Grand Lucayan Reef Golf Course Holiday Hours: Friday December 28th , 2018 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday December 29th , 2018 8:00 AM… Link: Grand Lucayan Reef Golf Course Holiday Hours

RBPF: Marijuana Field Discovered in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Thursday 27th December 2018, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit along with U.S Law Enforcement Officers, while on aerial patrol in… Link: RBPF: Marijuana Field Discovered in Grand Bahama

Bahamasair Christmas Day Flyout

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 2018 Bahamasair Christmas Day Fly-Out demonstrated that The Spirit of Christmas was flowing at the national flag carrier, as the event brought joy to… Link: Bahamasair Christmas Day Flyout

Air Traffic Control related delays

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamasair is advising the public that due to earlier weather related challenges today at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, Air Traffic Control (ATC) held a… Link: Air Traffic Control related delays

Eva’s Lodge launches new website with the community in mind

Source: Bahamas Weekly With The Bahamas riding on great regional statistics which place it amongst the top destinations for 2018, one Bahamian boutique resort is stepping up to… Link: Eva’s Lodge launches new website with the community in mind

Artistry of Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau, The Bahamas – The artistry of Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade 2018.   (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)… Link: Artistry of Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade 2018

Estelle Gray Evans, Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Mme. Justice Estelle Gray Evans (left) was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General, Her Excellency the… Link: Estelle Gray Evans, Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice

PM Minnis in Boxing Day Junkanoo Rush

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert  Minnis and his grandson enjoy rushing with the Saxons Superstars in the Boxing Day 2018 Junkanoo Parade.  (BIS… Link: PM Minnis in Boxing Day Junkanoo Rush

Sarles Realty Holiday Greetings

Source: Bahamas Weekly Happy Holidays to you and yours from the place where Buyer and Sellers meet, Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty! This is another production by Mackey… Link: Sarles Realty Holiday Greetings

Bumblebee – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly A lone warrior from a distant planet suffering from amnesia and left mute from battle befriends a young woman dealing with the loss of a… Link: Bumblebee – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

PHA reveals investigations findings on deceased dialysis patient

Source: Bahamas Weekly Investigations surrounding the unfortunate death of 25- year-old Neil Johnson, a dialysis patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has concluded. The internal investigation conducted… Link: PHA reveals investigations findings on deceased dialysis patient

Minister Lanisha Rolle Tours Junkanoo Shacks

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle and Executive Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutherland visited Junkanoo shacks on New Providence, on December… Link: Minister Lanisha Rolle Tours Junkanoo Shacks

Appointment of Ms Maria O’Brien, Ambassador designate to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the European Union (EU)

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Ms Maria O’Brien as Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary to the… Link: Appointment of Ms Maria O’Brien, Ambassador designate to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the European Union

Women’s Golf Classic Set to Tee Off

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club’s 16th annual golf tournament launches Feb. 23., 2019 at the Reef Course in Freeport. The fundraiser, which has generated… Link: Women’s Golf Classic Set to Tee Off

Major Upgrade Underway to Water Supply for North Eleuthera

Source: Bahamas Weekly Relief is on the way for the water woes of approximately 5,000 residents of North Eleuthera. A major upgrade is presently underway to the water… Link: Major Upgrade Underway to Water Supply for North Eleuthera

RBPF: Police investigates structural fire on the island of Andros

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on the island of Andros, are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire which destroyed a government building, Friday, 21st December, 2018. According to reports,… Link: RBPF: Police investigates structural fire on the island of Andros

Finals of the BLTA Giorgio Baldacci Tennis Tournament

Source: Bahamas Weekly The finals showdown is set for The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s Giorgio Baldacci Open Nationals! Bahamian Justin Lunn , 2017 Davis Cup member will face… Link: Finals of the BLTA Giorgio Baldacci Tennis Tournament

Murder Accused Alleges Police Brutality

Source: Jones Bahamas A 26-year-old resident of Acklins Street told  a Magistrate  yesterday that he was coerced into confessing to the murder of Mario Cartwright, who was killed… Link: Murder Accused Alleges Police Brutality

Shantytown report released

Source: Jones Bahamas The legal status of shantytown residents vary, but for the most part, 41.1 per cent of those who call these unregulated communities home,  hold  … Link: Shantytown report released

Police Commissioner assures the public is safe

Source: Jones Bahamas Despite the daily crime reports, Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson is assuring the public that they are safe to go out this Christmas season without fear.… Link: Police Commissioner assures the public is safe

Mason’s Addition Resident On Murder Charge

Source: Jones Bahamas A Fifty year old man, who recently won his appeal for attempted murder, and escaped a 23-year sentence, was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday, charged… Link: Mason’s Addition Resident On Murder Charge

Academy presents New Theatrical Screening Program

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, led by its Future of Film Committee, will present “Oscars® Spotlight: Documentary Feature Shortlist,” a new program… Link: Academy presents New Theatrical Screening Program

RBDF 2018 Marines of the Year

Source: Bahamas Weekly As a result of their hard work and dedication throughout the year, 3 Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force were recipients of the Marine… Link: RBDF 2018 Marines of the Year

Academy names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Christine Simmons to the position of Chief Operating Officer, it was announced today by Academy… Link: Academy names Christine Simmons Chief Operating Officer

HOMICIDES DOWN

Source: Jones Bahamas The country’s homicide count reached a record-breaking low this year,  being the first year under 100 since 2010, according to Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson yesterday… Link: HOMICIDES DOWN

PHA AND CPSA REACH AGREEMENT

Source: Jones Bahamas The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) joined with the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) to announce that both parties have agreed in principle to all aspects… Link: PHA AND CPSA REACH AGREEMENT

Local Organizations To Protest WTO

Source: Jones Bahamas A group of  local organizations and activists are coming together to protest against The Bahamas’ 2019 accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), while calling… Link: Local Organizations To Protest WTO

Police Arrest Five In GB

Source: Jones Bahamas Five drug suspects were taken into custody in Grand Bahama in separate incidents for possession of dangerous drugs and a large amount of currency.  Officers… Link: Police Arrest Five In GB

Dolly Madison 20% Off Storewide thru Christmas Eve

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Mr. Come on Down Now (The Boss) at Dolly Madison Home Center has decided to provide 20% Off storewide savings… Link: Dolly Madison 20% Off Storewide thru Christmas Eve

Royal Caribbean Executives call on PM Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly Royal Caribbean executives paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis today at the Office of the Prime Minister.  The… Link: Royal Caribbean Executives call on PM Minnis

Shanty Town Preliminary Analysis and Report

Source: Bahamas Weekly January 2018 marked the government’s commitment to advance a significant social policy reform envisaged to humanely regulate and elevate the living conditions of persons residing… Link: Shanty Town Preliminary Analysis and Report

PHA & CPSA negotiations reach successful conclusion

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) is pleased to join with the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) to announce that both parties have agreed in principle… Link: PHA & CPSA negotiations reach successful conclusion

Bahamas Aviation Council & MOTA Meeting

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (MOTA) and the Bahamas Aviation Council met December  17, 2018 in the MOTA Conference Room.  Group photo: Front row seated… Link: Bahamas Aviation Council & MOTA Meeting

Three More Homicides

Source: Jones Bahamas The homicide count increases by another three following a double shooting  Monday night  in the capital and another brazen slaying in Grand Bahama early yesterday … Link: Three More Homicides

Minister:“PHA Made Generous Offer To Junior Doctors”

Source: Jones Bahamas Despite junior doctors at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) voting to strike, Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said that the Public Hospitals Authority has offered… Link: Minister:“PHA Made Generous Offer To Junior Doctors”

3,000 Students Receive Bowl Tickets

Source: Jones Bahamas Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl (MWBB) executives on Friday donated 3,000 bowl tickets to students in New Providence. This move was in an effort to introduce… Link: 3,000 Students Receive Bowl Tickets

Inroads To Alleviate Dominican Poaching

Source: Jones Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister, Darren Henfield  says  talks between the Dominican government and The Bahamas government  are  going extremely well despite fourteen Dominican poachers being apprehended… Link: Inroads To Alleviate Dominican Poaching

Bishop Hall calls on gov’t to keep CLICO promise

Source: Jones Bahamas Leading Baptist Bishop Simeon Hall is not letting up – not when it comes to CLICO policyholders.   Bishop Hall was one of the thousands affected… Link: Bishop Hall calls on gov’t to keep CLICO promise

FIU Arrives for Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Game

Source: Bahamas Weekly The FIU team arrives at Atlantis, Paradise Island, December 17, 2018 for the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl football game on Friday, December 21, at the… Link: FIU Arrives for Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Game

RBPF Grand Bahama: Homicide

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the death of a malewho was found with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Reports are that on… Link: RBPF Grand Bahama: Homicide

Toledo Arrives for the Bahamas Bowl

Source: Bahamas Weekly Toledo arrives at Atlantis, Paradise Island, December 17, 2018 for the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl football game on Friday, December 21, at the Thomas A.… Link: Toledo Arrives for the Bahamas Bowl

Social Services Donates $5,000 to the Bahamas Feeding Network

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell (standing, second left) presented a $5,000 cheque to Mr. Philip Smith, executive director of… Link: Social Services Donates ,000 to the Bahamas Feeding Network

Islands Of The Bahamas Partners With Brightline

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Islands Of The Bahamas continues to ramp up its marketing efforts, particularly in the Florida area where the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation… Link: Islands Of The Bahamas Partners With Brightline

Bahamian Fugitive To Be Extradited

Source: Jones Bahamas A Bahamian man who is wanted in the United States for alleged sexual related crimes against a 13-year-old, was arrested at the Lynden Pindling International… Link: Bahamian Fugitive To Be Extradited

SEVEN MORE DOMINICANS APPREHENDED

Source: Jones Bahamas Just days after seven Dominican poachers were picked up off Inagua and subsequently charged on several counts, Defense Force Officers apprehended another seven of them… Link: SEVEN MORE DOMINICANS APPREHENDED

URBAN RENEWAL DONATES $5,000 TO BAHAMAS FEEDING NETWORK

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of Social Services leaves a special holiday treat for The Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN), donating $5,000 towards the “Feed 5,000 Families” Campaign.  Minister… Link: URBAN RENEWAL DONATES ,000 TO BAHAMAS FEEDING NETWORK

Eighteen Inducted into National Junkanoo Legends Circle

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, her Ministry (MOYSC) and… Link: Eighteen Inducted into National Junkanoo Legends Circle

91st Oscars® Shortlists In Nine Award Categories Announced

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject,… Link: 91st Oscars® Shortlists In Nine Award Categories Announced

Another Homicide In Triple Shooting

Source: Jones Bahamas One man is dead and another two injured as a result of a triple shooting off Robinson Road on Saturday night.  According to police, shortly… Link: Another Homicide In Triple Shooting

Eleven In Custody For Drugs and Guns

Source: Jones Bahamas Police have recovered a quantity   of dangerous drugs and firearms in separate incidents over the weekend, resulting in three adult females and eight adult… Link: Eleven In Custody For Drugs and Guns

BPL Gives Christmas Reprieve

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamas Power and Light is providing a much-needed Christmas gift for the thousands of consumers struggling to keep their lights on. The company’s Chairman Donovan… Link: BPL Gives Christmas Reprieve

PASTOR SAYS “ GOV’T OVERREACHING WITH NPO BILL”

Source: Jones Bahamas Pastor of Kingdom Life Church, Cedric Moss  yesterday said  the recently passed Non-Profit Organization Bill  “has difficult and troubling provisions.”    However, he said that… Link: PASTOR SAYS “ GOV’T OVERREACHING WITH NPO BILL”

NPO BILL TO BE REVISED

Source: Jones Bahamas Civil Society Bahamas (CSB) and Attorney General, Carl Bethel met this past Saturday with agreement that  the  controversial Non-Profit Organizations Bill  will be revised  in… Link: NPO BILL TO BE REVISED

Meetings and Signings at ICAN 2018, Attended by Minister D’Aguilar

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, led a delegation to the 11th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s negotiating event, ICAN… Link: Meetings and Signings at ICAN 2018, Attended by Minister D’Aguilar

RBPF Nassau: Bahamian fugitive in custody in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Shortly after 5:00pm Saturday, 15th December, Police on New Providence were called to the International Terminal of the Lynden Pindling International Airport, after they received… Link: RBPF Nassau: Bahamian fugitive in custody in The Bahamas

Joe Darville: A Yuletide Cry For Mother Earth

Source: Bahamas Weekly A recent trip to Bimini, Cat Cay & Ocean Cay, by a team from Save The Bays, has us asking more questions of this Government… Link: Joe Darville: A Yuletide Cry For Mother Earth

25% Price drop on Circle Mall Commercial Bldg & Land

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Initially offered at $4.5 Million, the largest commercial property in the epicenter of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island known as the… Link: 25% Price drop on Circle Mall Commercial Bldg & Land

Dominican Poachers Charged before Courts

Source: Bahamas Weekly Three days after they were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, 7 Dominican fishermen were charged before the courts on December 14, 2018 in… Link: Dominican Poachers Charged before Courts

Early Bird Sale at Dolly Madison is Wednesday

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Dolly Madison Home Center’s Early Bird Storewide Christmas Sale is Wednesday December 19th! From 6am – 7am get 30% off, … Link: Early Bird Sale at Dolly Madison is Wednesday

House passes Amend to Business Licence Act; takes Christmas break

Source: Bahamas Weekly Before Members of Parliament took their Christmas break, they agreed to proposed Amendments to the Business License Act and the Related Business License Regulations. The… Link: House passes Amend to Business Licence Act; takes Christmas break

Third Year of The Music Project Competition Underway

Source: Bahamas Weekly Isaiah Taylor, leader of Grammy award-winning band Bahamen, called for more musicians to be willing to take advantage of the vast opportunities available on the… Link: Third Year of The Music Project Competition Underway

Davis Chides Government On Labour Woes

Source: Jones Bahamas Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip Davis slammed  the Free National Movement Government over recent and ongoing labour woes, charging that  “the government seems impotent and… Link: Davis Chides Government On Labour Woes

DNA BLASTS MASS SHREDDING OF MAIL

Source: Jones Bahamas The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) Spokesperson for Transport and Aviation spoke out yesterday addressing concerns over the mass shredding of mail belonging to individuals, businesses,… Link: DNA BLASTS MASS SHREDDING OF MAIL

Police Tout Reduction In Crime

Source: Jones Bahamas One week after a double homicide on the property of the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre followed by another fatal double shooting in Jubilee Gardens, Acting Police… Link: Police Tout Reduction In Crime

YOUNG AUTHOR RECEIVES PRAISES

Source: Jones Bahamas A 15-year-old author received high praise from Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd and other education official yesterday.   During a courtesy call at the Ministry of… Link: YOUNG AUTHOR RECEIVES PRAISES

Business License Act Amendment Passed

Source: Jones Bahamas Amid concerns and advice, legislators yesterday debated and passed a proposed amendment to the Business License Act, thereby reverting to the status quo prior to… Link: Business License Act Amendment Passed

US Charge d'Affaires Tours the Port Facility at Prince George Wharf

Source: Bahamas Weekly US Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on Port Controller, Commander Raymond King and received a tour of the Port facility at Prince… Link: US Charge d'Affaires Tours the Port Facility at Prince George Wharf

DNA: Government must address report on mass mail shredding

Source: Bahamas Weekly On the heels of the controversial leasing of the Town Centre Mall from a company in which a sitting Cabinet Minister is a major shareholder,… Link: DNA: Government must address report on mass mail shredding

New Ambassador of Panama Presents Credentials

Source: Bahamas Weekly The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Organization of American States (OAS), Salvador Sánchez González, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of… Link: New Ambassador of Panama Presents Credentials

Airport Redevelopment Project Ready to Take Off

Source: Bahamas Weekly The People of Saint Lucia are finally set to see the Hewanorra International Airport Redevelopment Project take off as the Government of Saint Lucia continues… Link: Airport Redevelopment Project Ready to Take Off

Law Enforcers Trained In Nuclear Detection

Source: Jones Bahamas International Experts on combating nuclear terrorism, via INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) are in The Bahamas conducting a workshop on Counter Nuclear Smuggling. They  will… Link: Law Enforcers Trained In Nuclear Detection

Most Shantytown Residents Are Legal

Source: Jones Bahamas A 15-page report into  unregulated communities or shantytowns in Abaco reveals that 80 per cent of those residents have legal status, while the other 20… Link: Most Shantytown Residents Are Legal

FOULKES: OBAN AGREEMENT SET FOR JANUARY

Source: Jones Bahamas Labour Minister Dion Foulkes told reporters ahead of his weekly cabinet meeting yesterday that a new OBAN Energies heads of agreement is on the horizon. … Link: FOULKES: OBAN AGREEMENT SET FOR JANUARY

“ IMF Report Does Not Reflect Pains”, Says Davis

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Philip Davis said the International Monetary Fund report does not accurately reflect what’s happening in the country,  nor does it reflect the social… Link: “ IMF Report Does Not Reflect Pains”, Says Davis

Two Outstanding Bahamians Lauded

Source: Jones Bahamas The widow of the late Sir Clement Maynard, Zoe ‘Lady’ Maynard  was  lauded  yesterday  as a matriarch and  a pillar of strength who worked tirelessly… Link: Two Outstanding Bahamians Lauded

Defence Force apprehends Poachers

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) apprehended 7 Dominican fishermen aboard two small go-fast type boats around noon on Tuesday 11 November 2018 in the… Link: Defence Force apprehends Poachers

BTC pays fine for breach of number portability regulations

Source: Bahamas Weekly Consumers affected by a regulatory breach by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) can expect to receive a $100 credit applied to their cellular mobile account… Link: BTC pays fine for breach of number portability regulations

Photographer To Host Holiday Book Signing at Oasis

Source: Bahamas Weekly Those in love with Eleuthera and all of its charms will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Italian photographer Alessandro Sarno who captured… Link: Photographer To Host Holiday Book Signing at Oasis

The Bahamas host VIP Black Planners at National Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Islands Of The Bahamas were the sponsors of a VIP Planners Only Breakfast at the recent National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP) 2018… Link: The Bahamas host VIP Black Planners at National Conference

C. A. Smith Sworn In as Deputy to the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith was sworn in as Deputy to the Governor General by the Hon. Mme. Justice Vera Watkins, Acting Chief Justice, on… Link: C. A. Smith Sworn In as Deputy to the Governor General

Nurses Promised Strike Certificate Soon

Source: Jones Bahamas Nearly a week after  hundreds of nurses voted in a strike poll, The Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) has yet to secure the certification needed to… Link: Nurses Promised Strike Certificate Soon

IMF Praises Govt’s Efforts

Source: Jones Bahamas A weeklong visit to The Bahamas ended  with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) giving a positive assessment of the local economy. Having discussed the country’s… Link: IMF Praises Govt’s Efforts

PLP Senator Says “ Gov’t Not Thinking Of Bahamians”

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Senator Jobeth Coleby-Davis says the compendium of  financial bills  of  the government were not drafted in the best interest of the country.  Making her… Link: PLP Senator Says “ Gov’t Not Thinking Of Bahamians”

Minister Refutes Former MP Claims

Source: Jones Bahamas The Minister of Works, Desmond Bannister yesterday called  a statement  made in a voice note circulated in social media  by former PLP Member of Parliament,… Link: Minister Refutes Former MP Claims

Zoe Lady Maynard passes

Source: Jones Bahamas The Maynard family is mourning the death of their matriarch, Zoe Lady Maynard. Lady Maynard died yesterday morning at the age of 92. In a… Link: Zoe Lady Maynard passes

RBPF Abaco: Shooting Incident

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Monday 10th December 2018, shortly before 9:00pm, police were called to Southside Road in Marsh Harbor, where it was reported that… Link: RBPF Abaco: Shooting Incident

Tourism Improves in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Government’s efforts have resulted in improvement in the Tourism sector in Grand Bahama during the year to date 2018. According to the Central Bank… Link: Tourism Improves in Grand Bahama

Annual Christmas Luncheon for the Cabinet at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted Cabinet members to an Annual Christmas Luncheon at Government House on Monday, December 10,… Link: Annual Christmas Luncheon for the Cabinet at Government House

Eleuthera kids get converse sneakers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Children all throughout Eleuthera who participate in sporting activities recently received the treat of a brand new pair of Converse tennis shoes. The sneakers were… Link: Eleuthera kids get converse sneakers

Zonta Activism Wraps up with International Human Rights Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly Sixteen days of activism to “Say No to Violence Against Women and Girls” wrapped up worldwide this Monday with the commemoration of International Human Rights… Link: Zonta Activism Wraps up with International Human Rights Day

Senator Coleby-Davis on Compendium of Financial Bills

Source: Bahamas Weekly Madame President I stand today to bring a contribution to the following compendium of Bills: The Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill, the Commercial Entities (Substance… Link: Senator Coleby-Davis on Compendium of Financial Bills

Play Off Finals to be held for IC Junior Tennis Series

Source: Bahamas Weekly After four highly successful events in The 2018 Winterbotham IC Junior Series the “Play Off Finals” are to take place at The National Tennis Centre… Link: Play Off Finals to be held for IC Junior Tennis Series

CARICOM-Cuba Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 8th of December 2018 marks the Forty-Sixth Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, the four… Link: CARICOM-Cuba Day

Pastor Ed Allen Dies

Source: Jones Bahamas The Christian community in the Bahamas is  mourning the  death of the Founding Pastopr of Abundant L:ife Church, Pastor Ed Allen. The  89-year old  religious… Link: Pastor Ed Allen Dies

Minister Defends Procedures Over Landfill

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Environment Romauld Ferreira has  refuted claims that the procedure into acquiring new management for the New Providence landfill was not as transparent as… Link: Minister Defends Procedures Over Landfill

MOE ADDRESSING TEACHERS’ CONCERNS

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of Education is in the process of addressing concerns put forth by the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT), according to Education Minister Jeffrey… Link: MOE ADDRESSING TEACHERS’ CONCERNS

OCEAN CLUB LOOKING TO HIRE 100

Source: Jones Bahamas The  Department of  Labour  is looking to hire some 100 individuals in collaboration with Ocean Club,  Director of Labour  John Pinder said  at this past… Link: OCEAN CLUB LOOKING TO HIRE 100

Prime Minister reassures commitment to maximizing tourism benefits

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Most. Hon. Hubert A. Minnis reassured key stakeholders in tourism that his government is committed to maximizing the economic benefits of… Link: Prime Minister reassures commitment to maximizing tourism benefits

'Be a Hero' Cleanup Campaign – Gambier Primary School

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, Spouse of the Prime Minister Mrs. Patricia Minnis, and Director of Environmental Health Services Melanie… Link: 'Be a Hero' Cleanup Campaign – Gambier Primary School

Walkthrough of the 2018-2019 Junkanoo Parade Route, Downtown Nassau

Source: Bahamas Weekly Executive Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutheralnd, Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant and Senior officials of the Cultural Affairs Division of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and… Link: Walkthrough of the 2018-2019 Junkanoo Parade Route, Downtown Nassau

Best of the Best Regatta, Championship Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly Championship Day during the Best of the Best Regatta, Montagu Bay.  (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)… Link: Best of the Best Regatta, Championship Day

Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events

Source: Bahamas Weekly One of the autumn highlights for GBIBs was Cornell University’s “Big Day” event on October 6th where more than 17000 birders in 146 countries observed… Link: Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events

Robin Hood – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly A retelling of the origin of the Robin hood legend with 13th century details. As the archer and his band of marauders confront corruption in… Link: Robin Hood – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

EMT Travels to EMS EXPO

Source: Bahamas Weekly PHA, Paramedic Supervisor with the National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) Fredrick Johnson III joined nearly 6,000 participants from more than 50 countries at the EMS… Link: EMT Travels to EMS EXPO

RBPF Grand Bahama: Break-in at a Financial Institution

Source: Bahamas Weekly Reports are that on Friday 7th December 2018, shortly after 12:00am, police were alerted to a financial institution on Explorers Way and the Mall Drive.… Link: RBPF Grand Bahama: Break-in at a Financial Institution

Success Summit 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hubert Edwards Global Success Summit 2018, held on December 1, 2018 was a great success.  With a strong line up of local and international… Link: Success Summit 2018

IDB Courtesy Call on DPM Turnquest

Source: Bahamas Weekly Daniela Carrera-Marquis, the newly appointed IDB Country Representative in The Bahamas, makes a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon. Min. Peter Turnquest, on… Link: IDB Courtesy Call on DPM Turnquest

U.S. Embassy Donates Over $430,000 in Equipment and Gear to the RBPF

Source: Bahamas Weekly On December 6, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and Minister of National Security The Honorable Marvin Dames participated in the official handover ceremony of more… Link: U.S. Embassy Donates Over 0,000 in Equipment and Gear to the RBPF

Best of the Best Series Race Day 1

Source: Bahamas Weekly NASSAU, The Bahamas – At Montagu Bay: The Best of the Best Series Race Day 1 The Fleet of Class C boats during Best of… Link: Best of the Best Series Race Day 1

Students’ talent on display at Festival of Carols

Source: Bahamas Weekly Primary, junior and senior high school students wowed the audience with their musical and artistic talents during the Festival of Carols, December 5, 2018 at… Link: Students’ talent on display at Festival of Carols

Outstanding Bahamians Recognized at National Sports Awards

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle; Acting Permanent Secretary, Rhoda Jackson and Director of Sports, Timothy Munnings joined members of… Link: Outstanding Bahamians Recognized at National Sports Awards

PM Minnis signs George H.W. Bush book of condolence

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis today signed the Official Book of Condolence at the US Embassy on the passing of the 41st.… Link: PM Minnis signs George H.W. Bush book of condolence

Governor General signs George H.W. Bush book of condolence

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling signed the Book of Condolence at the US Embassy today on the passing of George… Link: Governor General signs George H.W. Bush book of condolence

New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

Source: Bahamas Weekly The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 164 million people are migrant workers – a rise of 9 per cent since 2013, when they numbered… Link: New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

Compendium of Bills To Avoid Blacklisting

Source: Jones Bahamas The government is  hoping to get consensus on a compendium of bills essentially aimed at ensuring The Bahamas is not again blacklisted. Such a  decision … Link: Compendium of Bills To Avoid Blacklisting

SENIOR DOCTORS AND PHA MAKING PROGRESS

Source: Jones Bahamas A ray of hope  came  out the Consultant’s Physicians Staff Association’s (CPSA) meeting with the Financial Secretary and members of the Public Hospitals Authority (Public… Link: SENIOR DOCTORS AND PHA MAKING PROGRESS

Young Men Remanded On Murder Charges

Source: Jones Bahamas Two young men were yesterday arraigned on murder charges. The accused – 20-year-old Ahmad Clarke of Acklins Street, The Grove and 19-year-old, Katraz Coakley of… Link: Young Men Remanded On Murder Charges

SECOND DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Source: Jones Bahamas The  homicide count shot to 86,  following another double homicide took place off Fire Trail Road  in New Providence  yesterday.  Based on the account residents… Link: SECOND DOUBLE HOMICIDE

24th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser on Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 24th annual Festival Noël fundraiser will be held Friday, December 7th 2018, from 7pm – 10pm at the Rand Nature Centre on Cathedral Boulevard,… Link: 24th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser on Grand Bahama

Kidney Donor Urges Others to Save a Life

Source: Bahamas Weekly When Tamika Roberts made her way to the starting line of the Bahamas Half Marathon, her goal wasn’t to win but to raise awareness for… Link: Kidney Donor Urges Others to Save a Life

BTC introduces ‘Always On’ for postpaid customers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Two weeks following the introduction of its historic VAT inclusive ‘Always On’ prepaid plan, BTC is once again asserting its mobile leadership position by introducing… Link: BTC introduces ‘Always On’ for postpaid customers

Grand Bahama man stabbed by two males near Ranfurly Circu

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a 22 year old male hospitalized in serious condition. Reports are that on… Link: Grand Bahama man stabbed by two males near Ranfurly Circu

Dolly Madison Rooms To Go BLACK SATURDAY Sale from 8am to 6pm

Source: Bahamas Weekly This Saturday Dolly Madison Brings to you their first ever Rooms To Go BLACK SATURDAY, Furniture and accessories Sale, EVERYTHING in the furniture gallery will… Link: Dolly Madison Rooms To Go BLACK SATURDAY Sale from 8am to 6pm

Mom of Eight Ready to Run Marathon Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly A retired mother of eight who took up running after her marriage ended is gearing up to participate in Marathon Bahamas in January. For nearly… Link: Mom of Eight Ready to Run Marathon Bahamas

Santa makes an early stop in Bimini this year

Source: Bahamas Weekly On December 6, the annual Resorts World Bimini Toy Drive will kick off in spectacular fashion. In partnership with Tropic Ocean Airways, a seaplane packed… Link: Santa makes an early stop in Bimini this year

BREEF: Nassau Grouper Season Closed throughout The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly DEC. 1 — Today marks the beginning of the Nassau Grouper Closed Season. This means that it’s illegal to land, purchase or sell Nassau Grouper… Link: BREEF: Nassau Grouper Season Closed throughout The Bahamas

World Children’s Day Service Held

Source: Jones Bahamas As yesterday was recognized as World Children’s Day the Primary School Principal’s Association held a service at the Church of God of Prophecy East Street. … Link: World Children’s Day Service Held

Education Director Concerned Over Teachers Strike Poll

Source: Jones Bahamas Following the cries of teachers at the C. H. Reeves Junior High School to take a strike poll over mold issues at that school’s campus,… Link: Education Director Concerned Over Teachers Strike Poll

Minister Wants Help For At Risk Youth

Source: Jones Bahamas “Youth at Risk: Lessons Learned Towards a Trauma Informed Community – the theme of yesterday morning’s symposium, hosted by The Crisis Centre in partnership with… Link: Minister Wants Help For At Risk Youth

Thousaunds Off The BPL Grid

Source: Jones Bahamas The number of people who have fallen behind in paying their electricity bill and have consequently had their power cut off is in the thousands.… Link: Thousaunds Off The BPL Grid

Women in Politics highlighted during National Women's Week

Source: Bahamas Weekly With an extremely uneven ratio of men to women in the Cabinet with only one woman holding a ministerial post in the current FNM government,… Link: Women in Politics highlighted during National Women's Week

Small businesses to benefit from E-procurement reform

Source: Bahamas Weekly The new, E-Procurement and Supplier Registry, soon to become a national initiative, will not only help to equalize the playing field between small, medium and… Link: Small businesses to benefit from E-procurement reform

Chinese Embassy Donates to Bahamas Feeding Network

Source: Bahamas Weekly The People’s Republic of China is helping to feed the needy in the Bahamian community with a generous food donation to the Bahamas Feeding Network… Link: Chinese Embassy Donates to Bahamas Feeding Network

Grand Bahama Schools Achieve Green Flag Status

Source: Bahamas Weekly Students of Bishop Michael Eldon, Freeport Gospel Chapel and Lucaya International Schools are leading the way in protecting their environment through the Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme… Link: Grand Bahama Schools Achieve Green Flag Status

Public Notice for West Bay Street Road Rehabilitation

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Public Works in conjunction with Water & Sewerage Corporation will be conducting road rehabilitation works on West Bay Street from Blake Road… Link: Public Notice for West Bay Street Road Rehabilitation

PM Minnis discusses Economic Empowerment Zone Act 2018 at Town Meeting

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis addresses the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative Town Meeting on the Economic Empowerment Zone Act 2018… Link: PM Minnis discusses Economic Empowerment Zone Act 2018 at Town Meeting

Midnight Madness Sale Extended at Dolly Madison

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport Grand Bahama Island – Dolly Madison’s Midnight Madness Sale has been Extended to Thursday, Nov. 29th from 8am to 6pm. Come on Down Now… Link: Midnight Madness Sale Extended at Dolly Madison

Bahamas Named Best Scuba Diving Destination for Big Animals

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas continues to build on its winning streak of awards, accolades and international recognition in tourism.  During the recent Dive Equipment Manufacturing Association (DEMA)… Link: Bahamas Named Best Scuba Diving Destination for Big Animals

DOCTORS STRIKE

Source: Jones Bahamas Consultant Physicians employed  by the Public Hospitals Authority are on strike. The group of about 120 senior doctors made good on the results of  the … Link: DOCTORS STRIKE

Junior Doctors support CPSA

Source: Jones Bahamas Standing in solidarity with the Consultant Physicians in their strike action,  The Bahamas Doctors Union  President Dr. Melisanda Bassette said they have actually been in… Link: Junior Doctors support CPSA

Opposition Calls Doctors Strike “Regrettable”  

Source: Jones Bahamas The leader of the official Opposition, Philip Davis  calls  the strike action taken by  Consultant Physicians “regrettable.” In a press statement he said, “Doctors should… Link: Opposition Calls Doctors Strike “Regrettable”  

B.U.T REQUESTS STRIKE VOTE

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) yesterday announced that a letter requesting a strike vote has been sent to the Minister of Labor, marking the… Link: B.U.T REQUESTS STRIKE VOTE

Abaco Couple Remanded

Source: Jones Bahamas An Abaconian couple could very well be spending both Christmas and Valentine’s Day behind bars. Warren Ellis, 43, and April Dawkins-Ellis, 36, of Central Pines… Link: Abaco Couple Remanded

Defence Force Wins The Bahamas Law Enforcement Fun, Run, Walk Event

Source: Bahamas Weekly Approximately 40 participants from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force took part and dominated The Bahamas Law Enforcement Cooperative Credit Union Fun, Run and Walk competition… Link: Defence Force Wins The Bahamas Law Enforcement Fun, Run, Walk Event

National Women's Week Church Service at Bahamas Harvest Church

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the National Women’s Week Church Service and Recognition of the 56th Anniversary of Women’s… Link: National Women's Week Church Service at Bahamas Harvest Church

Government Sponsors 100 in YMCA ICT Program

Source: Bahamas Weekly With its continuing goal of transforming Grand Bahama into “Silicon Island” and the Technology Hub of The Bahamas, the Office of the Prime Minister in… Link: Government Sponsors 100 in YMCA ICT Program

Grand Lucayan to receive $3 million in repairs

Source: Bahamas Weekly FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Grand Lucayan resort will receive $3 million in repairs that are expected to begin before the end of 2018, Minister… Link: Grand Lucayan to receive million in repairs

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