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October 15, 2019

Bahamas

‘Chipman Violates Trust’

Source: Jones Bahamas Free National Movement (FNM) Centreville Constituency Association Chairman Juan Cartwright said Centreville Member of Parliament Reece Chipman’s decision to resign from the party “violates the… Link: ‘Chipman Violates Trust’

Man Killed in Traffic Collision

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are investigating a traffic collision which occurred Sunday resulting in the death of a man. According to police, shortly after 8 p.m., the man… Link: Man Killed in Traffic Collision

GB Man Found Hanging from Tree

Source: Jones Bahamas Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an alleged suicide that occurred on Saturday. According to police, shortly before 3 p.m. they were called to the… Link: GB Man Found Hanging from Tree

21 Receive National Honours

Source: Jones Bahamas Scores of Bahamians gathered at Government House yesterday to witness more than 20 Bahamians receive the investiture of National Honours 2019 at Government House. The… Link: 21 Receive National Honours

Five GB Residents Missing Since Dorian

Source: Jones Bahamas Police in Grand Bahama are searching for five missing persons from East End, Grand Bahama. The persons were missing since Hurricane Dorian.  The deadly storm… Link: Five GB Residents Missing Since Dorian

6am News Item on Tropical Depression 15

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIFTEEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM TUESDAY 15TH, OCTOBER 2019… Link: 6am News Item on Tropical Depression 15

Grand Lucayan to Welcome Guests Oct. 15

Source: Bahamas Weekly Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama announced they will welcome guests on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Announced on Facebook on Oct. 9, their message read, “We’re… Link: Grand Lucayan to Welcome Guests Oct. 15

6pm News Item on Tropical Depression 15

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIFTEEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6PM MONDAY, 14TH OCTOBER, 2019. …NEW TROPICAL DEPRESSION… Link: 6pm News Item on Tropical Depression 15

CWCO donates to Dorian Relief

Source: Bahamas Weekly More relief will soon be on the way to Abaco and Grand Bahama as the Bahamas Red Cross works to unload a 20-foot container full… Link: CWCO donates to Dorian Relief

Nicolette Bethel on Immigration

Source: Bahamas Weekly Much has been said of late about immigrants, especially illegal ones. By “illegal immigrants”, by the way, we really mean people who come here on… Link: Nicolette Bethel on Immigration

6am News Item on Tropical Storm Melissa

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM MELISSA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2019 …MELISSA WEAKENING… Link: 6am News Item on Tropical Storm Melissa

Severe Weather for Andros

Source: Bahamas Weekly THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 9:30 PM EDT UNTIL 11:30 PM EDT SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2019. A SEVERE… Link: Severe Weather for Andros

Police and Defence Forces Conduct Joint Operation in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly An ongoing joint operation by the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence Forces is being  conducted on the island of  Abaco. The Commissioner of Police, Mr.… Link: Police and Defence Forces Conduct Joint Operation in Abaco

6pm News Item on Tropical Storm Melissa

Source: Bahamas Weekly News Item NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM MELISSA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 PM SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2019… Link: 6pm News Item on Tropical Storm Melissa

6am News Item on Subtropical Storm Melissa

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM MELISSA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6AM SATURDAY, 12TH OCTOBER, 2019. …MELISSA EXPECTED TO… Link: 6am News Item on Subtropical Storm Melissa

Knights of Columbus call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Members of the Knights of Columbus (fraternal service organization) paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (seated… Link: Knights of Columbus call on the Governor General

MOYSC Youth Month's 'Jesus in the Park'

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle brings short remarks to ‘Jesus in the Park,’ at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium,… Link: MOYSC Youth Month's 'Jesus in the Park'

More Questions for Ash over ‘Shingles’

Source: Jones Bahamas Lead prosecutor James Guthrie, QC, wrapped up re-examination yesterday where key witness Jonathan Ash maintained that he and former Cabinet Minister Shane Gibson used the… Link: More Questions for Ash over ‘Shingles’

Chipman Leaves FNM

Source: Jones Bahamas Centreville Member of Parliament Reece Chipman resigned from the Free National Movement (FMN) on Thursday because of partisan politics and “insecure leadership”. He sent his… Link: Chipman Leaves FNM

112 Haitian Nationals repatriated from New Providence

Source: Bahamas Weekly On today’s date, a Bahamasair flight departed Lynden Pindling International Airport at 8:07AM. enroute to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a total of (112) Haitian nationals escorted… Link: 112 Haitian Nationals repatriated from New Providence

Carnival Cruise line to resume calls to Grand Bahama on Friday

Source: Bahamas Weekly Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it will resume regular calls to Grand Bahama beginning this Friday, Oct. 11, when Carnival Pride will dock in… Link: Carnival Cruise line to resume calls to Grand Bahama on Friday

Stiff Penalties for Mandatory Evacuation Refusal

Source: Jones Bahamas One month after Hurricane Dorian ravaged Abaco and Grand Bahama, the government is taking the necessary steps to ensure that evacuation is mandatory before a… Link: Stiff Penalties for Mandatory Evacuation Refusal

Ash told to ‘Confess Sins’

Source: Jones Bahamas Lead defense attorney Keith Knight, QC, continued his cross examination of key witness Jonathan Ash on Wednesday and suggested to the witness that he was… Link: Ash told to ‘Confess Sins’

Temporary Housing for Abaco Gov’t Workers

Source: Jones Bahamas Temporary housing will be deployed for at least 300 government employees on Abaco. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, in his second updated communication on response… Link: Temporary Housing for Abaco Gov’t Workers

Gov’t May Bury Unidentified Hurricane Victims

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands revealed on Wednesday that the government may bury the bodies of hurricane victims who were not identified. “Once it’s… Link: Gov’t May Bury Unidentified Hurricane Victims

Prime Minister Minnis outlines temporary housing plan for Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction is in the process of deploying temporary housing for government employees on Abaco, Prime Minister the Most… Link: Prime Minister Minnis outlines temporary housing plan for Abaco

Campbell impressed with ‘First Class’ work being done at AU

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, walked away from a tour of the operation at Abilities Unlimited (AU) excited… Link: Campbell impressed with ‘First Class’ work being done at AU

BISX lists The Lehoca Fund IC

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that voting participation interests in Lehoca Fund IC (Lehoca) have successfully completed the BISX Mutual… Link: BISX lists The Lehoca Fund IC

Young Man Gunned Down in Broad Daylight

Source: Jones Bahamas Another life cut short after a young man was gunned just off Wilson Tract, early yesterday, while sitting on a log outside his home. When… Link: Young Man Gunned Down in Broad Daylight

Abaco Curfew Still Under Consideration

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of National Security Marvin Dames revealed on Tuesday that enforcing a curfew for Abaco is still an option he’s still considering and a determination… Link: Abaco Curfew Still Under Consideration

Opposition to Reject Disaster Bill

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Philip Davis revealed that he intends to oppose the Disaster Management Bill which the government expects to debate during today’s session of the… Link: Opposition to Reject Disaster Bill

Ash Questioned Over Freeze Order

Source: Jones Bahamas Key witness Jonathan Ash took the stand for the sixth day to continue cross examination by lead defense attorney Keith Knight, QC, who questioned him… Link: Ash Questioned Over Freeze Order

Commonwealth Secretary General meets Tourism Leaders

Source: Bahamas Weekly Commonwealth Secretary General the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland met with tourism leaders — Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Director General of… Link: Commonwealth Secretary General meets Tourism Leaders

Grand Bahama Port Authority to offer economic relief assistance programs

Source: Bahamas Weekly Business owners set to benefit from economic relief assistance programs following on-going consultation with the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited. As local businesses begin recovery… Link: Grand Bahama Port Authority to offer economic relief assistance programs

FNM: Same PLP, same neglect of responsibility

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s criticism of the Prime Minister’s consideration of curfew in light of security concerns… Link: FNM: Same PLP, same neglect of responsibility

British High Commissioner call on Minister Elsworth Johnson

Source: Bahamas Weekly British High Commissioner Her Excellency Sarah Dickson paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson… Link: British High Commissioner call on Minister Elsworth Johnson

$318 Million Energy Efficient U.S. Embassy

Source: Jones Bahamas The groundbreaking ceremony for the new $318 million United States Embassy was held yesterday and the energy efficient facility is expected to be completed in… Link: 8 Million Energy Efficient U.S. Embassy

Man Stabbed to Death

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are investigating a stabbing incident which left a man dead on Sunday.  According to police, shortly after 9 p.m., a man was on East… Link: Man Stabbed to Death

Man Charged with Three Counts of Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas Eduardo Carey, 40, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in four separate… Link: Man Charged with Three Counts of Murder

Ash Accused of Dishonesty

Source: Jones Bahamas Another day of contractor Jonathon Ash being accused of dishonesty by telling the court that the $250,000 in bribes he paid to Deborah Bastian was… Link: Ash Accused of Dishonesty

Police to Strictly Enforce New Traffic Regulations

Source: Jones Bahamas The new traffic regulations became effective yesterday and Chief Superintendent Craig Stubbs warned motorists that police will strictly enforce those regulations, which made it illegal… Link: Police to Strictly Enforce New Traffic Regulations

PM Minnis visits East Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon.… Link: PM Minnis visits East Grand Bahama

Systems in place to assist residents, says GB Minister

Source: Bahamas Weekly The government has put things in place to assist residents of Grand Bahama to get their businesses and homes functional again, said Minister of State… Link: Systems in place to assist residents, says GB Minister

Minister Ferreira Tours Progress at New Providence Ecology Park

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira and Permanent Secretary Janice Miller joined stakeholders on a tour of the New Providence Ecology… Link: Minister Ferreira Tours Progress at New Providence Ecology Park

Gonet Bank presents cheque to Bahamas Pavilion at 2020 Dubai Expo

Source: Bahamas Weekly Principals of Gonet Bank & Trust, presented the government with a $200,000 cheque to support the Bahamas’ Pavilion at 2020 Expo Dubai.  Accepting the cheque… Link: Gonet Bank presents cheque to Bahamas Pavilion at 2020 Dubai Expo

‘Immigration Policy Racist?’

Source: Jones Bahamas With many questions arising about immigration and the repatriation of illegal immigrants following Hurricane Dorian, former Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson questioned whether the country’s immigration… Link: ‘Immigration Policy Racist?’

‘Turf War Fuels Fox Hill Crime’

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Fox Hill Member of Parliament Fred Mitchell revealed on Friday that the recent murders in the area stem from a turf war. Mitchell spoke… Link: ‘Turf War Fuels Fox Hill Crime’

47 Poisoned Students Recover – Two Remain in Hospital

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of Health announced yesterday that 47 of the 49 students who were affected by carbon monoxide poisoning are doing well and returned to… Link: 47 Poisoned Students Recover – Two Remain in Hospital

Man Charged with Four Counts of Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas Travis Davis, 25, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with four counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder. During the arraignment,… Link: Man Charged with Four Counts of Murder

Raymond E. King appointed Deputy Commander of RBDF

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Cabinet Office today announced the appointment of Commander Dr. Raymond E. King as Deputy Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), effective Monday… Link: Raymond E. King appointed Deputy Commander of RBDF

Minister of Health applauds Health Teams and Volunteers

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Dr. Duane Sands and executives of the Ministry of Health wish to express pride and gratitude to the agencies that collaborated, and swiftly… Link: Minister of Health applauds Health Teams and Volunteers

Disney Cruise Line gives comfort to hurricane evacuees in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly As part of Disney’s commitment to helping The Bahamas recover from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, Disney Cruise Line Cast Members worked together to assemble… Link: Disney Cruise Line gives comfort to hurricane evacuees in The Bahamas

Prime Minister Minnis meets with Bishop Neil Ellis, US clergymen

Source: Bahamas Weekly A group of clergymen from the United States, led by Bahamian Bishop Neil Ellis, met with Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today… Link: Prime Minister Minnis meets with Bishop Neil Ellis, US clergymen

BTVI Donates school supplies for hurricane displaced students

Source: Bahamas Weekly Twenty three Grand Bahama children recently displaced by hurricane Dorian have received a donation of school supplies from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).… Link: BTVI Donates school supplies for hurricane displaced students

RBPF Missing: 38 yr. old Lamont Swaby Nassau, Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are seeking the public’s help in locating an adult male who was reported missing by family members. Missing is: Lamont Swaby, age 38 years… Link: RBPF Missing: 38 yr. old Lamont Swaby Nassau, Bahamas

Women and Girls Mentoring Coalition to be launched

Source: Bahamas Weekly As The Bahamas celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child along with the global community, a women and girls mentoring coalition will be launched… Link: Women and Girls Mentoring Coalition to be launched

Prime Minister Minnis assesses Abaco recovery efforts, security

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis led a delegation of Cabinet ministers to Abaco on Wednesday 2 October to assess recovery and reconstruction… Link: Prime Minister Minnis assesses Abaco recovery efforts, security

Minister Dames Surveys National Security Interests in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames led a delegation to Abaco, on September 30, 2019, meeting with uniformed officers and Government officials there,… Link: Minister Dames Surveys National Security Interests in Abaco

Jamaica Chief of Defence Staff Visits Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly Lieutenant General  Rocky Meade, Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Derence Force visited the capital and the island of Abaco on October 1, 2019.… Link: Jamaica Chief of Defence Staff Visits Abaco

PM Explains Hurricane Funds

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced in the House of Assembly yesterday that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received $5 million in relief funds… Link: PM Explains Hurricane Funds

Four Survive Crooked Island Plane Crash

Source: Jones Bahamas A plane with four passengers onboard crashed on Tuesday at Pitts Town Airport in Crooked Island. According to police, shortly after 3 p.m., a PA32… Link: Four Survive Crooked Island Plane Crash

Five More GB Residents Missing

Source: Jones Bahamas While 424 persons remain missing following Hurricane Dorian, police in Grand Bahama are searching for five missing persons who haven’t been located since the storm.… Link: Five More GB Residents Missing

House Speaker Rejects Opposition’s Request

Source: Jones Bahamas The opposition had hoped to have an open and frank discussion on Hurricane Dorian in the House of Assembly yesterday, however that did not happen,… Link: House Speaker Rejects Opposition’s Request

Gov’t to Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Transport Renward Wells announced in the House of Assembly on Wednesday new amendments to the Road Traffic Regulations, which includes the prohibition of… Link: Gov’t to Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving

IOM Representatives call on the PM Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly The International Organization for Migration (IOM) representatives Jan-Willem Wegdam, Team Leader IOM Bahamas, and Alicia Sangro, Program Coordinator, IOM Dominican Republic, paid a courtesy call… Link: IOM Representatives call on the PM Minnis

US Coast Guard Rear Admiral call on Minister Dames

Source: Bahamas Weekly US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Eric Jones is pictured greeting Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames during a courtesy call on October 2,… Link: US Coast Guard Rear Admiral call on Minister Dames

Prime Minister Minnis reports on natural disaster funds

Source: Bahamas Weekly In the first of a series of communications to Parliament on Hurricane Dorian recovery and reconstruction, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on… Link: Prime Minister Minnis reports on natural disaster funds

Girl Guides Cookie Month, Launched at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly Members of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association present His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, with the first cookies to officially launch… Link: Girl Guides Cookie Month, Launched at Government House

Mavis Darling presents her book to Bahamas Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mrs Mavis Darling, chairman of the Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation, presented His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, with a copy of… Link: Mavis Darling presents her book to Bahamas Governor General

‘Help Desk’ reconnects more than 400 with their families

Source: Bahamas Weekly Officials at the Help Desk, Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services and the Digitization Unit, Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development,… Link: ‘Help Desk’ reconnects more than 400 with their families

OAS New Permanent Representative of Nicaragua Accredited

Source: Bahamas Weekly The new Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the Organization of American States (OAS), Ruth Esperanza Tapia Roa, today presented to Secretary General Luis Almagro the… Link: OAS New Permanent Representative of Nicaragua Accredited

Credit Rating Worries Gov’t

Source: Jones Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said he is concerned about the country’s credit rating following the massive devastation Hurricane Dorian left… Link: Credit Rating Worries Gov’t

Four Men Arrested for Marijuana

Source: Jones Bahamas Police recovered a large quantity of marijuana from the streets of New Providence on Tuesday.  According to police, shortly before 3 a.m., officers of the… Link: Four Men Arrested for Marijuana

Older Persons Bill Being Drafted

Source: Jones Bahamas New legislation is expected to be drafted to ensure that older persons receive equality. The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development have taken its… Link: Older Persons Bill Being Drafted

Two More Bodies Found in Abaco – Death Toll Now 60

Source: Jones Bahamas Police in Abaco recovered the bodies of an adult male and female from the island’s hurricane affected area on Tuesday. Police said the recovery of… Link: Two More Bodies Found in Abaco – Death Toll Now 60

GB Schools to Open This Month

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd announced on Tuesday that schools in Grand Bahama will be opened before the end of October.  He told The Bahama… Link: GB Schools to Open This Month

U.S. gives additional $7.5M for humanitarian aid in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly The United States is providing an additional $7.5 million dollars in humanitarian assistance to the people of The Bahamas who were affected by Hurricane Dorian,… Link: U.S. gives additional .5M for humanitarian aid in Grand Bahama

UB Northern Campus Opening Postponed to Nov. 4

Source: Bahamas Weekly Grand Bahama Island — Due to the passage of Hurricane Dorian and the devastation left in its wake, Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (CELEARN) of… Link: UB Northern Campus Opening Postponed to Nov. 4

10th Anniversary Celebration of Confucius Institute at UB

Source: Bahamas Weekly This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at University of The Bahamas (CIUB) where over 1,000 Bahamian students and foreign nationals have… Link: 10th Anniversary Celebration of Confucius Institute at UB

US Embassy Officials call on Minister of State Iram Lewis

Source: Bahamas Weekly US Embassy Charge d’Affaires, Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Iram Lewis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management… Link: US Embassy Officials call on Minister of State Iram Lewis

UNDP to Contribute $1 Million for Hurricane Recovery

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis welcomed an announcement by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that it will contribute $1 million for Hurricane Dorian recovery… Link: UNDP to Contribute Million for Hurricane Recovery

‘No One Owns Pigeon Peas’

Source: Jones Bahamas Persons who squatted on land in the Pigeon Peas shantytown may have a hard time fighting the government’s building ban to sell and do business… Link: ‘No One Owns Pigeon Peas’

DPM Urges GB Business Owners to Return Home

Source: Jones Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest stressed the need for Grand Bahama and Abaco business owners to return home if the hurricane… Link: DPM Urges GB Business Owners to Return Home

Gov’t Accesses $100 Million IDB Loan

Source: Jones Bahamas The government has accessed the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) $100 million contingent loan for natural disasters and according to Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest, it… Link: Gov’t Accesses 0 Million IDB Loan

Testimony in Gibson’s Trial Delayed

Source: Jones Bahamas Testimony was delayed yesterday in the high profile bribery trial of former Cabinet Minister Shane Gibson. The delay came as a result of some issues… Link: Testimony in Gibson’s Trial Delayed

PwC Donates $375,000 for Hurricane Relief

Source: Jones Bahamas PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Caribbean firms and U.S. Charitable Foundation collectively donated $375,000 to help The Bahamas hurricane relief and recovery efforts. On Thursday at the company’s… Link: PwC Donates 5,000 for Hurricane Relief

Thompson Testifies in Gibson’s Bribery Trial

Source: Jones Bahamas Jack Thompson, former Director of the National Recovery and Reconstruction Unit (NRRU) in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, took the stand in the Shane Gibson… Link: Thompson Testifies in Gibson’s Bribery Trial

Marine Dies in Traffic Accident

Source: Jones Bahamas The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) confirmed that 27-year-old Marine Seaman Arnold Amerthil died in a traffic accident on Sunday. According to police, shortly before… Link: Marine Dies in Traffic Accident

Severe weather warning update

Source: Bahamas Weekly THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 9:00 PM EDT UNTIL 11:00 PM EDT SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019.  A SEVERE… Link: Severe weather warning update

Minister Dames Lauds New Police Recruits

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames said, on September 26, 2019, that he was pleased to congratulate the graduates of A, B… Link: Minister Dames Lauds New Police Recruits

Defence Marines apprehend suspect in robbery incident

Source: Bahamas Weekly Defence Force Marines on duty apprehended a male suspect involved in an alleged robbery of another male in the area of Spikenard Road around 9… Link: Defence Marines apprehend suspect in robbery incident

Minister Ferreira Tours Clifton Dock and Bulkhead

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira led members of the media on a tour of the newly-completed Construction of a Dock… Link: Minister Ferreira Tours Clifton Dock and Bulkhead

6pm News Item on Hurricane Lorenzo

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE LORENZO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 PM SATURDAY 28TH, SEPTEMBER 2019 …LORENZO HAS RESTRENGTHENED… Link: 6pm News Item on Hurricane Lorenzo

$270,000 worth of drugs recovered by RBPF in Nassau

Source: Bahamas Weekly The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, has led to a large quantity of dangerous drugs… Link: 0,000 worth of drugs recovered by RBPF in Nassau

UWI and UNDP join forces to promote Blue Economy in the Caribbean

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEW YORK — Responding to the challenges Caribbean islands are facing when it comes to sustainable use of marine resources, including impacts on ocean-related sectors,… Link: UWI and UNDP join forces to promote Blue Economy in the Caribbean

6am News Item on Hurricane Lorenzo

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE LORENZO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019. …LARGE LORENZO STILL… Link: 6am News Item on Hurricane Lorenzo

Dolly Madison current business hours

Source: Bahamas Weekly Dolly Madison temporary hrs: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday until further notice. Right now… Link: Dolly Madison current business hours

12 Ambulances donated for Dorian Relief

Source: Bahamas Weekly TThe National Emergency Management Services (NEMS) receiving a boost to its fleet of emergency service vehicles as Global Medical Response donates twelve (12) ambulances in… Link: 12 Ambulances donated for Dorian Relief

PM Minnis Dialogues with the PM of Barbados

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis dialogues with the Prime Minister of Barbados the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley at the 74th Session of… Link: PM Minnis Dialogues with the PM of Barbados

100 New Police Recruits

Source: Jones Bahamas The Police Training College held its graduation ceremony and passing out parade on Thursday for the 100 recruits who successfully completed the 18 weeks course.… Link: 100 New Police Recruits

Ferreira Uncertain Over Oban

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of the Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreira is uncertain as to whether the government would proceed with Oban Energies multi-million dollar plan for East… Link: Ferreira Uncertain Over Oban

Ferreira Defends ‘One Goat, Three Birds’ Statement

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of the Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreira responded to the backlash he’s gotten in the wake of Tuesday’s comment outside Cabinet, where he said… Link: Ferreira Defends ‘One Goat, Three Birds’ Statement

Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Warned to Wait Before Selling

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) President Christine Wallace-Whitefield said she was not able to see how Hurricane Dorian has affected the housing market, as the… Link: Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Warned to Wait Before Selling

6am News items on Tropical Storm Karen and Hurricane Lorenzo

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM KAREN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6AM EDT, FRIDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER 2019. …KAREN HOLDING… Link: 6am News items on Tropical Storm Karen and Hurricane Lorenzo

Brother Sister Campaign Makes Scholarship Donation to BTVI

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bother Sister Campaign (BSC) recently made a scholarship donation of $500 for scholarship recipient, Hanya Sweeting, to study Massage Therapy at the Bahamas Technical… Link: Brother Sister Campaign Makes Scholarship Donation to BTVI

Sterling Aids in Bahamas Hurricane Relief

Source: Bahamas Weekly OVER HERE, STERLING — An Abaco evacuee holds the only ticket he needs, the tail number of a plane loaned by Sterling Global Financial to… Link: Sterling Aids in Bahamas Hurricane Relief

Uniforms donated to NEMS Staff as Part of Dorian Relief

Source: Bahamas Weekly One hundred (100) T-shirts and two hundred (200) work pants have been donated by to the National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) staff as part of… Link: Uniforms donated to NEMS Staff as Part of Dorian Relief

Grand Bahama open for business

Source: Bahamas Weekly Tourism stakeholders express hope filled confidence that Grand Bahama is making the right strides to sustain tourist related activities following Hurricane Dorian. The Grand Bahama… Link: Grand Bahama open for business

Prime Minister Minnis attends NEMA briefing in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended a briefing update on the National Emergency Management Agency’s recovery and reconstruction efforts on the island… Link: Prime Minister Minnis attends NEMA briefing in Grand Bahama

GB Woman Stabbed to Death- Man Attempts Suicide

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are left to figure out what led to a Grand Bahama woman’s death and a man’s subsequent attempt to end his own life on… Link: GB Woman Stabbed to Death- Man Attempts Suicide

Finding Homes for Evacuees Challenges BREA

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) is facing a challenge as it tries to find affordable homes for evacuees in Nassau.  BREA President Christine Wallace-Whitfield and… Link: Finding Homes for Evacuees Challenges BREA

Contract Signed for CCTV Expansion

Source: Jones Bahamas Five hundred and seven more CCTVs will be added to the already existing 243 closed circuit surveillance throughout The Bahamas, the final component of the… Link: Contract Signed for CCTV Expansion

Carnival Deal Signed

Source: Jones Bahamas The government signed two major deals with Carnival Corporation yesterday, a $100 million heads of agreement for a cruise port in Sharp Rock, Freeport and… Link: Carnival Deal Signed

RBDF Officer’s Death Not Related to Abaco Deployment

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of Health refuted false social media claims surrounding the death of Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Petty Officer Scott Eugene Wallace and explained… Link: RBDF Officer’s Death Not Related to Abaco Deployment

Phluid Phactory is NOW OPEN with 3 Locations to better serve you!

Source: Bahamas Weekly Phluid Phactory is NOW OPEN with 3 Locations to better serve you! Phluid Phactory Queen’s Highway #3 Churchill N Jones Building; Polaris Drive, Caravel Beach… Link: Phluid Phactory is NOW OPEN with 3 Locations to better serve you!

PM Minnis Attends NEMA Meeting upon arrival in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis arrived in Grand Bahama this morning, September 25, where there is a scheduled signing of the Carnival Port… Link: PM Minnis Attends NEMA Meeting upon arrival in Grand Bahama

‘PM Insulating Himself’- Davis Calls Lewis ‘Dorian Whipping Boy’

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Philip Davis insisted that the prime minister is “insulating himself from criticism and culpability” associated with the new Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management… Link: ‘PM Insulating Himself’- Davis Calls Lewis ‘Dorian Whipping Boy’

70,000 to Benefit from Hurricane Tax Waivers

Source: Jones Bahamas Approximately 70,000 people in Grand Bahama and Abaco will benefit from post hurricane tax waivers and incentives, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of… Link: 70,000 to Benefit from Hurricane Tax Waivers

Various Sources to Fund New Ministry

Source: Jones Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest admitted yesterday that funding for the new Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction will call… Link: Various Sources to Fund New Ministry

Former MP Dies at 72

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Member of Parliament and Cabinet minister Tennyson Wells died yesterday morning at the age of 72, a few days after his release from hospital. … Link: Former MP Dies at 72

Gibson’s Trial Delayed Again

Source: Jones Bahamas The criminal trial for former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Member of Parliament Shane Gibson was delayed for a second day after prosecutors and Gibson’s attorneys… Link: Gibson’s Trial Delayed Again

6pm New Items on Karen, Jerry and Lorenzo

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM KAREN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2019 …CENTER OF KAREN… Link: 6pm New Items on Karen, Jerry and Lorenzo

Minister Pintard's on the Passing of Tennyson Wells

Source: Bahamas Weekly Our country has lost a true statesman this morning with the untimely passing of Tennyson R. G. Wells. To say his passing was a shock… Link: Minister Pintard's on the Passing of Tennyson Wells

Prime Minister Minnis on the Passing of Mr. Tennyson Wells

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis released the following statement today on the passing of Mr. Tennyson Wells: I am saddened at news… Link: Prime Minister Minnis on the Passing of Mr. Tennyson Wells

Adrian Gibson, MP on passing of Tennyson Wells

Source: Bahamas Weekly I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of Long Island’s finest, Mr. Tennyson Wells. He was a proud Long Islander, a… Link: Adrian Gibson, MP on passing of Tennyson Wells

PR Condolence on the passing of Tennyson R. Wells Sr.

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Executive Officers and Members of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) extend our heartfelt condolence to the family of Tennyson Wells Sr. on his passing. … Link: PR Condolence on the passing of Tennyson R. Wells Sr.

Ministry of Social Services to Review Budget

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell announced on Monday that the Ministry of Social Services will be reviewing its budget.  Campbell maintained that the budget… Link: Ministry of Social Services to Review Budget

Volunteers Help to Rebuild GBCH

Source: Jones Bahamas Volunteers from all over North America, including Florida, Colombia, Mexico and Trinidad are helping to restore the Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH).  In the wake… Link: Volunteers Help to Rebuild GBCH

PM Defends Disaster Ministry

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis again shot down criticism that the newly minted Ministry for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction is not another layer of… Link: PM Defends Disaster Ministry

Bahamas Delegation Attends UNGA

Source: Jones Bahamas The Cabinet Office announced on Sunday that Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield is in New York City for the 74th United Nations General Assembly… Link: Bahamas Delegation Attends UNGA

PLP Suggests New Ministry Headed for Disaster

Source: Jones Bahamas Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell suggested yesterday that the new Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction is headed for disaster. “So the… Link: PLP Suggests New Ministry Headed for Disaster

6 Am News Items on Tropical Storm Jerry, Lorenzo and Karen

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2019 ..WEAKENING JERRY… Link: 6 Am News Items on Tropical Storm Jerry, Lorenzo and Karen

International Red Cross President calls on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (centre) received members of the local and international Red Cross led by  Dr. Francesco Rocca… Link: International Red Cross President calls on the Governor General

Grand Bahama’s Operation Relief Saturday Serves Thousands

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEMA Grand Bahama, in conjunction with Elnet Empowerment Foundation, served thousands of Grand Bahamians during Operation Relief Saturday at Independence Park on Saturday, September 21,… Link: Grand Bahama’s Operation Relief Saturday Serves Thousands

NIB restores services on Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly The National Insurance Board is pleased to announce the restoration of services in Grand Bahama.  The NIB office located in Eight Mile Rock Office is… Link: NIB restores services on Grand Bahama

China Donates $500,000

Source: Jones Bahamas The Chinese government donated on Friday $500,000 to The Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie was meeting… Link: China Donates 0,000

China Discusses Advancement Opportunities with House Speaker

Source: Jones Bahamas House of Assembly Speaker Halson Moultrie met with the Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China… Link: China Discusses Advancement Opportunities with House Speaker

Economic Recovery Zones Designated

Source: Jones Bahamas Restoring commerce is vital to the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama and to facilitate the social and economic recovery of those islands affected by… Link: Economic Recovery Zones Designated

Bahamas Joins Global Fight Against Climate Change

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas has joined the global strike advocating for more to be done by the government to end climate change. The recent fires in the… Link: Bahamas Joins Global Fight Against Climate Change

‘New Ministry Brings Incoherent Confusion’

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Philip Davis said the announcement of the new Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction brought an “incoherent dose of confusion that will… Link: ‘New Ministry Brings Incoherent Confusion’

Bahamas delegation at United Nations General Assembly

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield is in New York City for the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Cabinet Office has… Link: Bahamas delegation at United Nations General Assembly

International Red Cross President Visits Storm-Torn Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Francesco Rocca, led a delegation to visit the storm ravaged communities of… Link: International Red Cross President Visits Storm-Torn Abaco

NEMA stats – Sept 22

Source: Bahamas Weekly See enclosed Hurricane Dorian The Bahamas Daily Stats – Sunday 22 September 2019: CURRENT DEATH TOLL & MISSING PERSONS 53 OFFICIAL DEATH COUNT (more than… Link: NEMA stats – Sept 22

6 pm News Items on Tropical Storms Jerry and Karen

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 PM SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2019… Link: 6 pm News Items on Tropical Storms Jerry and Karen

12pm News Items, Tropical Storms Jerry & Karen

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12:00 PM SUNDAY 22ND, SEPTEMBER 2019…JERRY CONTINUES NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD… Link: 12pm News Items, Tropical Storms Jerry & Karen

News Item on Tropical Storm Karen

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM KAREN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM EDT, SUNDAY, 22ND SEPTEMBER, 2019. …TROPICAL STORM… Link: News Item on Tropical Storm Karen

6am News Item on Tropical Storm Jerry

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM EDT, SUNDAY, 22ND SEPTEMBER, 2019. …JERRY TURNS… Link: 6am News Item on Tropical Storm Jerry

6pm News Item For Tropical Storm Jerry

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM EDT, SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019… Link: 6pm News Item For Tropical Storm Jerry

12 pm News Item on Tropical Storm Jerry Saturday

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT NOON EDT, SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019 …  CENTER… Link: 12 pm News Item on Tropical Storm Jerry Saturday

NEMA Daily Briefing: Sept. 20

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEMA Update for Friday, September 20, 2019 OPERATION RELIEF SATURDAY Preparations for Operation Relief Saturday are in full swing. The event will be held September… Link: NEMA Daily Briefing: Sept. 20

6pm News Item on Hurricane Jerry

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6PM EDT, FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019 …… Link: 6pm News Item on Hurricane Jerry

OAS and GPPAC Sign Agreement to Promote Peaceful Coexistence

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) today signed a cooperation agreement that aims to… Link: OAS and GPPAC Sign Agreement to Promote Peaceful Coexistence

Education Minister in GB to assess readiness of public schools

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd flew into Grand Bahama on Thursday, September 19, 2019 to inspect the condition of public schools, most of… Link: Education Minister in GB to assess readiness of public schools

Teddy Bears for Children in Shelters

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Mrs. Clara Smith, wife of the Governor General, along her daughter-in-law Charlene Smith, and Kim Sawyer, Deputy Director, Department of Social Services presented… Link: Teddy Bears for Children in Shelters

Atlanta holds a day of prayer for The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly It was an emotional evening at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, Sept 18, 2019 as representatives from the diplomatic corps,… Link: Atlanta holds a day of prayer for The Bahamas

Some GB Schools Won’t Reopen Next Week

Source: Jones Bahamas Not all of Grand Bahama’s hurricane damaged public schools will meet the September 23 reopening deadline, according to the National Emergency Management Agency.  Education officials are expected… Link: Some GB Schools Won’t Reopen Next Week

Vehicles Under $40,000 Duty Free

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest announced on Wednesday that vehicles under $40,000 can be imported to Grand Bahama and Abaco duty free.  During Wednesday’s National Prayer Service in Grand Bahama at… Link: Vehicles Under ,000 Duty Free

NEMA to Setup Distribution Center at GB Airport

Source: Jones Bahamas The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is expected to setup a distribution center at the Grand Bahama International Airport.  According to a statement issued by NEMA, the distribution center will allow the agency “to… Link: NEMA to Setup Distribution Center at GB Airport

Another Body Found Increases Death Toll

Source: Jones Bahamas Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson announced yesterday that police have recovered another dead body from Abaco, bringing the Hurricane Dorian death toll to 52.  Ferguson said the body… Link: Another Body Found Increases Death Toll

Man Shot While Sitting in Vehicle Dies

Source: Jones Bahamas A man was shot while sitting in his vehicle on Wednesday evening, according to police. Police said shortly before 11 p.m., a man was sitting in… Link: Man Shot While Sitting in Vehicle Dies

6am News Item Hurricane Jerry

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019 …JERRY EXPECTED TO… Link: 6am News Item Hurricane Jerry

Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action

Source: Bahamas Weekly A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access USD 27 million… Link: Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action

6pm News Items on Hurricane Humberto and Hurricane Jerry

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM EDT THURSDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2019.  … JERRY STILL… Link: 6pm News Items on Hurricane Humberto and Hurricane Jerry

NEMA updates

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEMA DAILY BRIEFS SOCIAL SERVICES – SHELTERS As of 18th September 2019: There are 12 Government Approved Shelters; 10 in New Providence and 2 in… Link: NEMA updates

DPM says Government will assist with rebuilding

Source: Bahamas Weekly The government will create packages to assist those who have been affected by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian so as to help people… Link: DPM says Government will assist with rebuilding

ALIV Introduces ‘Together App’

Source: Jones Bahamas ALIV announced on Tuesday its new “Together App” for local charities and organizations to raise thousands of dollars. The cellular company has partnered with REV… Link: ALIV Introduces ‘Together App’

Surinamese Woman Objects to Drug Charge

Source: Jones Bahamas The arraignment of 55-year-old Ifna Magda Pinas has been pushed back again after she appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.  Accompanied with an interpreter,… Link: Surinamese Woman Objects to Drug Charge

Ministry of Education to File Trade Dispute

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of Education plans to file a trade dispute following failed attempts to resolve the issue at Carlton Francis Primary School. Minister of Education… Link: Ministry of Education to File Trade Dispute

Teachers Demand Principal’s Removal

Source: Jones Bahamas Irate Carlton Francis Primary School teachers are calling for the removal of the school’s principal after they showed up to work on Wednesday morning and… Link: Teachers Demand Principal’s Removal

6 Am News Items on Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Jerry

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM THURSDAY 19TH, SEPTEMBER 2019 … HUMBERTO STILL… Link: 6 Am News Items on Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Jerry

Bahamas National Prayer Service in Hurricane Dorian's Aftermath

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis along with clergy from various denominations and Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis addressed a… Link: Bahamas National Prayer Service in Hurricane Dorian's Aftermath

Bahamas PM and Bill Clinton Discuss Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke today (18 September) by phone with former United States President Bill Clinton to discuss Hurricane Dorian… Link: Bahamas PM and Bill Clinton Discuss Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

News Items on Hurricane Humberto, Tropical Storm Jerry

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 PM WEDNESDAY 18TH, SEPTEMBER 2019 …HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ACROSS… Link: News Items on Hurricane Humberto, Tropical Storm Jerry

Gov’t Revenue Bust

Source: Jones Bahamas The near collapse of the economies of Abaco and Grand Bahama caused by Hurricane Dorian will drastically reduce the government’s income for a few years. … Link: Gov’t Revenue Bust

Double Homicide on Gladstone Road- Man Shot Dead in Fox Hill

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are investigating two separate homicides which have left three persons dead and two others with non-life threatening injuries.  According to police, on Tuesday shortly… Link: Double Homicide on Gladstone Road- Man Shot Dead in Fox Hill

Surinamese Woman’s Arraignment Postponed

Source: Jones Bahamas Surinamese national 55-year-old Ifna Magda Pinas appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for an arraignment, but it was postponed due to a language barrier.… Link: Surinamese Woman’s Arraignment Postponed

UB Introduces $25,000 ‘Annie’ Russell Scholarship

Source: Jones Bahamas University of The Bahamas (UB) introduced a new scholarship, MBE Memorial Scholarship Award, worth $25,000 in honour of the renowned Bahamian preschool educator Helen “Annie”… Link: UB Introduces ,000 ‘Annie’ Russell Scholarship

News Item on Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Jerry

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2019. …HUMBERTO CAUSING DETERIORATION… Link: News Item on Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Jerry

US Coast Guard shifts response efforts in Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Coast Guard cutters and aircraft conducting urgent search and rescue operations in support of the Government of the Bahamas response to Hurricane Dorian have been… Link: US Coast Guard shifts response efforts in Bahamas

Collaboration on Security and Re-building of Abaco and Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been at the center of the Bahamian government’s emergency response management efforts, leading a coalition of local and… Link: Collaboration on Security and Re-building of Abaco and Grand Bahama

‘Reverse Hurricane Coordinators Appointment’

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Philip Davis is calling for the reversal and reconsideration of the prime minister’s appointment of the hurricane relief coordinators, as he said they are… Link: ‘Reverse Hurricane Coordinators Appointment’

Surinamese Woman Found with Cocaine

Source: Jones Bahamas A Surinamese woman was arrested on Sunday at the Bahamas Immigration Detention Center after she was found in possession of dangerous drugs. According to police,… Link: Surinamese Woman Found with Cocaine

Abaco Tent City Plan Revealed

Source: Jones Bahamas Cabinet is in discussion about what Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday called a man camp and tent city for Abaco evacuees in hopes that… Link: Abaco Tent City Plan Revealed

Man Shot Dead on Johnson Road

Source: Jones Bahamas An early morning shooting yesterday on Johnson Road, just opposite Kelly Lane left a man dead, according to police. “Once the officers arrived on the… Link: Man Shot Dead on Johnson Road

‘Millions for Healthcare Recovery after Dorian’

Source: Jones Bahamas Minster of Health Dr. Duane Sands said it will cost “many millions of dollars” for the healthcare facilities in Abaco and Grand Bahama to recover… Link: ‘Millions for Healthcare Recovery after Dorian’

Sea Shepherd Sends Ship to the Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Sea Shepherd volunteers have been on the ground in Freeport, Crown Haven, Little Abaco, and Sweetings Cay conducting Operation Good Pirates of the Caribbean, providing… Link: Sea Shepherd Sends Ship to the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian Emergency Response Management progresses to Recovery Phase

Source: Bahamas Weekly The National Emergency Management Agency, the governmental organization which leads the coalition of local, international governmental and nongovernmental partners assisting with the Hurricane Dorian emergency… Link: Hurricane Dorian Emergency Response Management progresses to Recovery Phase

NEMA daily brief – Sept 16

Source: Bahamas Weekly Present were: Captain Stephen Russell, Director, NEMA Carl Smith, NEMA Spokesperson… STATEMENT: Carl Smith, NEMA Spokesperson Good Morning Bahamas. Over the past two weeks, our… Link: NEMA daily brief – Sept 16

Prime Minister Minnis speaks with US Pastor Joel Osteen

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke with Texas-based pastor, televangelist and author Joel Osteen today (16 September) from the Office of the… Link: Prime Minister Minnis speaks with US Pastor Joel Osteen

Gov’t Stops Abaco Shantytowns from Rebuilding

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Housing and the Environment Romauld Ferreira has issued a Prohibition to Build Order for The Mudd, Pigeon Pea, Sand Bank and Farm Road… Link: Gov’t Stops Abaco Shantytowns from Rebuilding

‘Bodies May Never Be Found’

Source: Jones Bahamas Although the official Hurricane Dorian death toll is 50 and former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said the death toll is in the hundreds, Minister of… Link: ‘Bodies May Never Be Found’

‘Gov’t Not Credible With Hurricane Death Toll’

Source: Jones Bahamas The opposition wants to know how many people perished during Hurricane Dorian, according to Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell.  Mr. Mitchell said yesterday… Link: ‘Gov’t Not Credible With Hurricane Death Toll’

309 Haitian-Bahamians Missing

Source: Jones Bahamas Rights Bahamas revealed last Friday that 309 Haitian-Bahamians were reported missing by families and loved ones after Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Rights Bahamas President Stephanie… Link: 309 Haitian-Bahamians Missing

News Item on Hurricane Humberto at 6am

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM EDT, MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019. …HUMBERTO… Link: News Item on Hurricane Humberto at 6am

Prime Minister Minnis Visits North Abaco and Cays

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis traveled to North Abaco, including a number of the Abaco cays on September 11 as part of… Link: Prime Minister Minnis Visits North Abaco and Cays

Prohibition to Build issued for Areas of Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Minister of Housing and the Environment has issued a Prohibition to Build Order for The Mudd, Pigeon Pea, Sand Bank and Farm Road community… Link: Prohibition to Build issued for Areas of Abaco

EY Donates to Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Sept. 13, EY announced a $200,000 donation to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. Leadership of the EY region of the Bahamas, Bermuda,… Link: EY Donates to Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Tropical Storm Humberto continues to move away from Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT NOON SUNDAY, 15TH SEPTEMBER, 2019. …HUMBERTO STRENGTHENING AND… Link: Tropical Storm Humberto continues to move away from Bahamas

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