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January 17, 2018

Bahamas

Health Minister Suggests More Doctors in Community Clinics

Source: Jones Bahamas The Health Minister Doctor Duane Sands says the issue of overworked doctors can be solved through properly deploying them. Dr. Sands said that while there are a lot of doctors, they are not being deployed for the most benefit for the Bahamian population. “The historical approach to healthcare in the…

Crime Down 13 Per Cent

Source: Jones Bahamas On the heels of the advisory by the US warning its citizens of crime in The Bahamas, data compiled by the Royal Bahamas Police Force indicates that serious crime has decreased by 13 per cent. This was revealed by Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson yesterday at the Royal Bahamas Police…

Illegals Being Pursued

Source: Jones Bahamas Press Secretary in the Office of The Prime Minister, Anthony Newbold said that recent reports of the Free National Movement administration ceasing their aggressive pursuit of illegal immigrants could not be further from the truth. Speaking with reporters at the weekly Press Briefing, Mr. Newbold said that the Department of…

FARMERS SAY CROPS AFFECTED BY RAIN

Source: Jones Bahamas The average amount of rain for January typically measures at 1.9 inches, but thus far, this month alone, the average of rain has increased 3.91 inches. Last year this time, New Providence experienced 1.02 inches of rain. Farmers on the islands may appreciate such downpour, as in most cases crops…

R.M BAILEY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

Source: Jones Bahamas Five members of the House of Assembly and two members of the Senate currently serving are High School graduates of R.M. Bailey Senior High. Brensil Rolle, Reuben Rahming, Vaughn Miller, Frankie Campbell, Renward Wells, Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson and Dion Foulkes are all Alumni of R.M Bailey Senior High Pacers. Formerly known…

Digital system being explored for the courts

Source: Bahamas Weekly A digital recording system is being investigated for use in the Courts. In his address at the ceremonies to officially open the Legal Year, Thursday, January 11, 2018, Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs said the new system would bring some “relief” to Magistrates. “This has a lot of potential especially…

Viana Gardiner Heads OPM Deliverables Unit

Source: Bahamas Weekly Counsel and Attorney-at-Law, Mrs. Viana Gardiner has been appointed head of the Deliverables Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister. The announcement was made by Anthony Newbold, Press Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister during his regular Tuesday Press Briefing at the Cecil V. Wallace-Whitfield Centre, West Bay Street.…

Minister Ferreira attends Renewable Energy Assembly in UAE

Source: Bahamas Weekly ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Joining some 1100 delegates from over 150 countries, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira, Minister of the Environment & Housing, attended the Eighth Session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly on January 13-14, 2018 which was held at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi,…

Acting Chief Justice Isaacs Addresses Judicial Independence

Source: Bahamas Weekly Criticism of judicial decisions is expected, however, uninformed “destructive” attacks on judicial officers, or on the judiciary, is not acceptable said Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs.   The Acting Chief Justice made general observations on the concept of judicial independence during his remarks at the recent official opening of the…

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving armed robberies – Probe stabbing incident – illegal firearm and ammunition seized, 2 men arrested

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police seek public’s help in solving armed robberies: Police are asking the public to come forth with any information it may have in solving two armed robberies which occurred on New Providence.   In the first incident, shortly after 1:00pm Sunday, 14th January, 2018, a male armed with a firearm entered…

CARIFTA 2018 Ticket Sales Launched

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard waves his newly-purchased first set of Flow CARIFTA Games Bahamas 2018 tickets, during the official launch ceremony of ticket sales for the event, on January 15, 2018, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.   Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA)…

GOV’T TO STOP OUT-SOURCING CATS CAN SERVICES

Source: Jones Bahamas Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said outsourcing Cat-Scan services is costing the government thousands of dollars. In an interviewing on the state of facilities in the health care system, Dr. Sands noted that they are trying to stop outsourcing Cat-Scan services in Grand Bahama. “We have some concrete plans for…

Plane Crash Leaves Man Injured

Source: Jones Bahamas Police on the family islands are investigating a plane crash that has left a male with minor injuries. Reports are that shortly after noon on  Friday, police on Great Harbor Cay, The  Berry Islands,  received a report that a plane had crashed in swamp land, a short distance from the…

Man Becomes Latest Traffic Fatality

Source: Jones Bahamas Police in the capital are investigating a traffic accident that has left a male dead. According to reports, shortly after 4:00am Sunday morning, police received a report of fatal accident at Carmichael Road near Boatswain Hill  Road. When officers arrived on the scene, they met the lifeless body  of a…

Haitian remembers Earthquake. -Says Trump’s Head is Bad

Source: Jones Bahamas Last Friday marked eight years since Haiti experienced that 7.0 catastrophic Earthquake, killing almost three million people. In the process, a quarter of a million homes and 30,000 commercial buildings were said to have collapsed, burying old and young people alike. The Bahama Journal spoke with Haitian Johnson Jean-Jacques, who…

Extradited Bahamian held for Armed Robbery

Source: Jones Bahamas A man has been jailed after his recent extradition from the United States. 49 year old Bahamian citizen Salathiel Thompson of Bacardi Road has been on the run from Bahamian authorities since 1989 for eight armed robberies he allegedly committed. After he fled   the Bahamas, he  landed  in Prison…

IAEA Helps Cambodia set up its first National Cancer Centre

Source: Bahamas Weekly Cambodia today opened the doors of its first ever national cancer centre. The new facility was built with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and will significantly increase the country’s capacity to fight a growing cancer burden. The Techo Santepheap Centre, located at the Calmette Hospital in…

"Labour on the Blocks" Bain & Grants Town Recruitment Drive

Source: Bahamas Weekly Press Statement Dion A. Foulkes, Minister of Labour: On Saturday January 13, 2018, the Ministry of Labour and the Department of Labour launched the first of its Public Employment Services (PES) initiatives: “Labour on the Blocks”. The initiative attracted over 400 Bain and Grants Town residents to the Sarah Ingraham…

RBPF: Two decomposed bodies discovered in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Abaco are investigating the discovery of two badly decomposed bodies that were discovered on Saturday 13th January 2018. Reports are that shortly before 3:00pm, police received information that a body was discovered in the S.C Bootle Highway area, some five minutes before Treasure Cay. Officers responded and upon…

Labour Department goes to communities to register job seekers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Labour, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes launched a “Labour on the Blocks” initiative that drew job seekers of the Bain & Grants Town Community to Sarah Ingraham Park, Saturday, January 13, 2018, even in rainy weather, to register for employment with Department of Labour officers. The “Labour on…

Plane crash in Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are investigating a plane crash that has left one person with minor injuries on Friday, 12th January, 2018. Reports are that shortly after 12:00noon , Police on Great Harbor Cay, Berry Islands received a report that a plane had crashed in swamp land, a short distance from the airport…

Training begins for New Defence Force Recruits

Source: Bahamas Weekly One-hundred twenty (120) new recruits underwent a less than gentle awakening yesterday as they began their transition from civilian to military life in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. As members of New Entry 55/24, these recruits are on their way to making history as part of a newly modernized recruit…

Attorney General addresses opening of Legal Year ceremony

Source: Bahamas Weekly Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel dubbed the 2017 calendar year, one of ‘transitions and transformations’ and reviewed major legislative initiatives intended to improve the administration of justice, the rule of law and to create transparency, and accountability in Government as he addressed the…

BTC sponsors major Family Island “Tee-off” $125k

Source: Bahamas Weekly BTC has announced a new partnership as it hosts two major golf events in Exuma and Abaco this month. The new partnership includes an investment of $125,000 in the Great Exuma Classic and the Great Abaco Classic. BTC’s CEO Dexter Cartwright said, “We’re happy to start the year off with…

“Make Sure You Work Hard”

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the…

ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE LAMENTS RISING VIOLENT CRIME

Source: Jones Bahamas Acting  Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs  says  the judiciary is at the heart of a “vexing” social problem that is plaguing The Bahamas, the rise of violent crime. “It’s genesis is not a single factor, but a combination of factors, which, when taken together, paint a picture of the way that…

U.S. ADVISORY CALLED “COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE”

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Progressive Liberal Party Chairman, Fred Mitchell says a U.S. Government travel advisory on the Bahamas is counter productive. “We note the latest travel advisory issued by the US Government to its citizens travelling to The Bahamas. “We thought that the FNM promised that all…

Juveniles Charged With Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas Two male juveniles were arraigned before Magistrate’s Court in Grand Bahama on murder charges. The two males, both residents of Freeport,  were charged  before Magistrate Renkin Johnson. The 15-year-old was arraigned on a  murder that occurred on January 4th, 2018, that left a young man dead outside a night club…

Forum To Focus on “Creating World class Bahamas”

Source: Jones Bahamas ‘Creating A World-Class Bahamas’ is the theme for this year’s 27th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook to be held at The Baha Mar Cable Beach Resort Thursday, January 18th. Headlining the symposium will be Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis who will deliver the keynote speech focusing on the nation’s economic challenges…

‘TRU-TRU FESTIVAL TO BOOST TOURISM

Source: Jones Bahamas A Celebration of all things Bahamian is the theme for this year’s upcoming increasingly  popular ‘Tru Tru’ Bahamian Festival. At a press conference yesterday  at John Watlings Distillery, Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) President Carlton Russell informed the public of the all Bahamian theme. For its third year, organizers…

RBPF Grand Bahama: 23 year old Cordero Smith wanted for murder

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 23 year old Cordero Smith of Halifax Street, Stapeldon Gardens, New Providence and #42 Hearn Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is described as standing at 5’10”, weighing 150 lbs., with dark brown complexion and slim built. The suspect is considered armed…

Cayman Finance announces new Chairman

Source: Bahamas Weekly At its recent annual members’ meeting, Cayman Finance proudly announced that its new elected Chairman would be former Managing Director and Senior Executive Vice President of International Banking at Butterfield Group, Conor O’Dea. Jude Scott, Cayman Finance CEO, said that he was excited to welcome Mr O’Dea to the team.…

“A Lad of Character”

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the…

REPORT ON NHI FUNDING LATE

Source: Jones Bahamas The National Health Insurance board has missed its deadline to submit a crucial report that could would suggest various recommendations including the introduction of a new tax to fund the multi-million dollar National Health Insurance. Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said although the report was supposed to be done…

NURSES SHORTAGE CRITICAL

Source: Jones Bahamas A shortage of nurses in the healthcare system has left the industry handicapped. The public sector is losing nurses at a rapid rate and understaffing of nurses in the Public Hospitals Authority is severe to the point that as of this week, four intensive care beds have been shut down.…

MITCHELL SAYS DROP QUEEN’S HONOURS

Source: Jones Bahamas Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell is urging the Free National Movement (FNM) government to derecognize the Queen’s Honours going forward. He made such announcement yesterday during a press conference held at the PLP Headquarters. In January 2016 the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) enacted the National Honours Act which was…

PM “Legacy Of Patriots An Inspiration”

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis says majority rule serves as an important example of what Bahamians can achieve as a people committed to equality, freedom and democracy. Further, he said that the history of Majority Rule should be taught in schools. During a national adresss address, Dr. Minnis recounted the…

Majority Rule Day Ecumenical Service

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 51st. Anniversary of Majority Rule in The Bahamas was celebrated on Majority Rule Day, January 10, 2018 in an Ecumenical Service at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street, attended by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, and Leader of the…

The Bahamas Government Commemorates 51 Years of Majority Rule

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Government of The Bahamas commemorated 51 years of Majority Rule, Wednesday (January 10) with a Church Service at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, located on historic “Priory Grounds,” West Hill Street.  The service was attended by Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, DCMG, along with Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert…

Prime Minister Minnis' Majority Rule Day Message January 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly Majority Rule Day Address Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis  Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Wednesday, 10 January 2018: Fellow Bahamians: Half a century ago, when Bahamians voted into office the country’s first Majority Rule government, it marked a defining moment in our nation’s history.  Today we celebrate…

CIBC FirstCaribbean helps Bahamas Crisis Centre

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nearly a year has passed since The Bahamas Crisis Centre initiated the ‘National Early Intervention Programme for Children Exposed to Violence’ (NEIPC) in February last year. With the growing demand to provide specific trauma-focused therapy for people who’ve experienced all forms of violence – be it sexual violence, grief over…

Scotiabank sponsors Race Weekend 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly Scotiabank is a silver, corporate partner for Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend 2018. The Bank has supported the annual event, inclusive of Marathon Bahamas and the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure since inception. In 2013, Scotiabank became the lead partner for the Students Run Marathon Bahamas initiative which…

Dasani Water to hydrate Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly Runners, from around the Bahamas and the world, will be taking part in this year’s Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend. The Caribbean Bottling Company will return as a sponsor for the sixth consecutive year to hydrate runners with locally produced Dasani water, during the two-day event. In addition to the Caribbean…

Shop GoldlyLocks Jewelry in Port Lucaya Marketplace

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – Shop Goldylocks Jewelry in Port Lucaya Marketplace and get up to 70% off on selected items, with a special on wedding bands… Goldylocks Jewelry, located two places in Port Lucaya Marketplace… they are open daily 10:00am until 5:45pm on Sundays 10:30am until 3:45pm… Link: Shop GoldlyLocks

Komolafe: Majority Rule a Bahamian Victory

Source: Bahamas Weekly This year marks the 51st anniversary of the attainment of Majority Rule; a national event which holds a special place in Bahamian history like the Emancipation of Slavery, Labour Day, and Independence – accomplishments that played major roles in the prosperity we experience in The Bahamas today. Majority Rule is…

From A Poor Boy To A Multi-Millionaire

Source: Jones Bahamas The Clifton Review   The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home,…

Ministry of Labour promotes new methods of employee engagement

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Labour introduced three major initiatives to help fulfill its mission to promote employment opportunities for Bahamians at a press conference at its offices, January 8, 2018. Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes said, “The objective of these initiatives is to make it as easy as…

Oswald T. Brown: Marijuana should be legalized in the Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly When I covered Jamaica’s independence in August of 1962 for The Tribune, I did a feature article on the Rastafarians and their lifestyle. To get interviews, a Jamaican journalistic colleague arranged for me to visit a Rastafarian camp off Foreshore Road. I got there around dinner time and was invited…

Minister Dames: Govt. taking steps to modernize the Police Force

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said that since assuming office in May of last year, the government was acutely aware of the “daunting challenges” it faced in tackling crime and while the Government commended The Bahamas’ “brave” law enforcement officers for the positive inroads made to date,…

Cedric Moss: More Carnival Duplicity

Source: Bahamas Weekly Dear Editor, Recently, Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture Michael Pintard made a further statement on the government’s involvement with carnival. I found it contradictory, duplicitous, and confusing. Still, in the January 2, 2018 issue of the Tribune, Minister Pintard said, “There is no contradiction in our position and certainly…

BNT Welcomes new ECLSP Management Team

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas National Trust is pleased to announce its recent hire of the team of Captain Joseph Ierna Jr. and Nicola Ierna as the Park Administrator and part time Administrative assistant at the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Within this role, Captain Ierna will be responsible for overall supervision…

Bahamas Department of Labour 2018 Initiatives

Source: Bahamas Weekly Press Statement By Dion A. Foulkes Minister of Labour Department of Labour Rosetta Street 8 January, 2018: The Department and Ministry of Labour, in fulfillment of our mission to promote and secure jobs for Bahamians, have organized three major initiatives to actively respond to the needs of job seekers and…

CB Governor Undermined, Says Roberts

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts is taking the Minnis Administration to task over incoming changes to exchange control liberalization. Mr. Roberts is accusing Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis of undermining the independence of the Governor of The Central Bank of the Bahamas. In a statement to the media,…

Palacious’ Apology On Women’s Attire Rejected

Source: Jones Bahamas Deputy Director of The Crisis centre, Donna Nichols says she is not accepting the apology from Archdeacon James Palacious after his controversial comments on the attire of women and its link to rape. In a statement released yesterday, Mrs. Nicholls said once again the misogyny of James Palacious has revealed…

GB Records Three Homicides For The Year

Source: Jones Bahamas Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a homicide on that island. After 11:00pm Saturday evening, police were called to a shopping plaza on sea horse road where a male was shot several times about the body. EMS personnel were called to the scene and pronounced the victim dead. Two males…

Davis Reminds Of PLP’s Legacy On Majority Rule

Source: Jones Bahamas With the Majority Rule Day holiday to take place on Wednesday, Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip Davis reminds the country of his party’s integral role of establishing majority rule and ultimately independence. He made the comments during the PLP’s Majority Rule Day Church Service at Agape International Baptist Church on…

Culmer: “ PLP Perfected Corruption”

Source: Jones Bahamas Free National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer slamming Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell regarding comments he made last week on the FNM’s governance to this point. Senator Mitchell  attacked  Culmer personally calling him blind, deaf and dumb to the suffering inflicted on the Bahamian people. In a statement Culmer fired…

Inter-Ministry Committee To Address Shantytowns

Source: Jones Bahamas The Free National Movement government has formed  an inter-ministry committee to address  make-shift communities, called Shantytowns.  This is taking place as the December 31st immigration ultimatum has passed for illegal migrants to leave the country voluntarily or face arrest  and deportation. Attorney General Carl Bethel says that the mandate of…

Mitchell responds to FNM Chairman's Jan. 7 Statement

Source: Bahamas Weekly There is a Bahamian saying when you’re dumb you’re dangerous. We can think of no better way to start in response to Carl Culmer, the hapless and hopeless Chairman of the FNM. You can always tell a political scoundrel when you see that he cannot respond to policy ideas but…

Spring 2018 Freshman Class joins UB at “Exciting Time”

Source: Bahamas Weekly The University of The Bahamas’ Oakes Field Campus bustled with energy and excitement as incoming students attended the Spring 2018 New Student Orientation (NSO) on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018. Campus leaders acquainted freshmen with UB’s systems and procedures, senior administrators shared expectations and insights, while student leaders provided sage advice…

Funeral for the Late Dr. Patricia Bazard

Source: Bahamas Weekly Family and friends of the late Dr. Patricia Bazard, gathered at Salem Union Baptist Church, Taylor Street, on Friday morning, January 5, for final farewell to an outstanding Bahamian cultural icon.  Pictured are her husband, Luicito Bazard, with children and other family members; and photo of Governor General Her Excellency…

Annual Police Breakfast attended by PM and Cabinet Ministers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (fourth right) and Cabinet Ministers attended the Annual Police Breakfast at Police Headquarters, January 6, 2018.  Seated at table, Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson is pictured to the right of the Prime Minister, and next to him, Minister of National Security the Hon.…

Usain Bolt and Kevin Hart in The Bahamas for PokerStars #GameOn

Source: Bahamas Weekly Dubbed as the World’s Fastest Man and the World’s Funniest Man, Jamaican athletic icon Usain Bolt and American comedian Kevin Hart were seen in The Bahamas today on Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island. Announced in June, 2017, both are taking part in the PokerStars #GameOn Challenge. “#GameOn sees the superstars face-off…

Majority Rule Day Ecumenical Service – January 10th

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Cabinet Office announced today that an Ecumenical Service in observance of Majority Rule Day will be held on Wednesday, 10th January, 2018 at St. Francis  Xavier Cathedral, West Street at 10:00 a.m.     The general public is invited to attend… Link: Majority Rule Day Ecumenical Service – January 10th

Grand Bahama Micro & Small Business Empowerment Programme

Source: Bahamas Weekly Participants were presented with letters and certificates. Held at the Office of the Prime Minister at 3pm on the 4th of January 2017. Photos by Derek Carroll… Link: Grand Bahama Micro & Small Business Empowerment Programme

RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm seized, 1 man and 1 woman arrested

Source: Bahamas Weekly Two adults, a male and female were taken into custody following the seizure of an illegal firearm on Thursday, 4th January, 2018. According to reports, around 10:00am, Drug Enforcement Officers, acting on intelligence, searched a home and property at Gerald Bartlett Estates off Cowpen Road and recovered an AK 47…

Cabinet Office – Update on Prime Minister Minnis’ surgery

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Cabinet Office informs the general public that the Prime Minister, Dr. The Honourable Hubert A. Minnis’ surgery yesterday, 3rd January, 2018, at the Princess Margaret Hospital was successful.  The Prime Minister thanks Dr. Jeffrey Sweeting who removed a cataract from his eye as well as the anesthetist, Dr. Mark…

Acting PM Meets with CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana

Source: Bahamas Weekly Members of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana paid a courtesy call on Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Thursday, January 4, at the Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre, ahead of Friday’s scheduled Town Meeting at Holy Trinity Activity Centre. Commissioners also held a working meeting with Acting…

Modern Slavery

Source: Bahamas Weekly MODERN SLAVERY! The world is in uproar after shocking revelations of modern slavery were reported by CNN news last week. A man was videotaped selling African migrants at the cost of $400.00 for farm work. Many people have begun to petition and to speak out against what is going on…

THREE CHARGED FOR ARMED ROBBERY

Source: Jones Bahamas Two men were formally charged yesterday for robbing a Meat Mart on New Year’s Eve. Twenty- year old Teiko Moss and 22 year old Janvone Rolle, both of Crooked Island Street were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt. According to court documents, the two men entered Hurry Hurry Meat Mart…

7000 IMMIGRANTS DEPORTED

Source: Jones Bahamas Now that the deadline for all illegal migrants to leave The Bahamas has passed, the government is now going after employers who have illegal employees in order  to send the immigrants back to their respective  countries  by the end of this week. The Bahama Journal asked Michael Richard-Stirling, an Assistant…

BAHAMAS WASTE HELPS THE ALL SAINTS CAMP

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamas Waste partnered with the All Saints Camp to assist in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Each year, the staff at Bahamas Waste pools resources to make a donation. The funds help with essentials like food supplies, toiletries and clothing. Over the holiday season, the staff of Bahamas Waste returned to…

PLP POSITION ON MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

Source: Jones Bahamas The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party  Senator Fred Mitchell says his party is interested in saving many Bahamians from the stigmatization of their lives as a result of the use of marijuana.  He has  issued  a statement answering a question posed  on the legalization of Marijuana. The question is…

BTC SUPPORTS GB JUNKANOO

Source: Jones Bahamas For the fifth time, BTC sponsored the annual New Year’s Junkanoo parade in Grand Bahama. BTC provided thousands of dollars  in financial  support  to the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee –which were used to support numerous groups including Swingers, Classic Dancers, Showtime Superstar Rockers and Kingdom Culture. BTC also provided Fiber…

DNA: Setting the Tone on Marijuana

Source: Bahamas Weekly The past 24 hours has seen social media explode with public opinion regarding the possible decriminalization of marijuana in the Bahamas. The chatter comes ahead of a planned CARICOM sponsored meeting designed to obtain information on the social, economic, health and legal issues related to marijuana use and gauge regional…

Mapping the Underwater Cave System at Lucayan Ntl. Park

Source: Bahamas Weekly The next Rand Nature Centre Public Lecture Series presents, Mapping the Underwater Cave System at Lucayan National Park with Cristina Zenato who is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, and a world renowned scuba diver from Grand Bahama. Known for her acclaimed work with sharks in the…

Abaco ParkFest coming January 26 & 27

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas National Trust presents their annual fundraiser now known as ParkFest on Friday, on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.  The opening night cocktail reception is from 6 – 9 p.m.; and on Saturday the event runds from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This event was previously known as…

Mitchell: FNM Chairman Is Lost In Space

Source: Bahamas Weekly “Clearly the Chairman of the FNM is blind deaf and dumb to the suffering inflicted on the Bahamian people since the FNM came to office. His statement of ‘everything is rosy’ is an appalling lack of sensitivity. The list of FNM missteps includes but is not limited to cutting back…

Christie Offers Message Of Unity

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Prime Minister Perry Christie is urging the government to bring the country together as opposed to dividing it. His comments came while appearing as a guest on the Love 97/JCN Program “Jones and Company” on Sunday. The former Progressive Liberal Party leader  also gave his wishes for the new…

THREE CHARGED FOR ANDROS DRUG BUST

Source: Jones Bahamas Three Men were arraigned yesterday in connection with the $1.6 million marijuana seizure in Andros  made Drug Enforcement Officers (DEU) made last week. Two Bahamians and One Jamaican was apprehended. 41 year old Valentino Cardo Carey and 45 years old Dwayne Forbes,  and Donovan Hart from Jamaica were arraigned  before…

JUNKANOO CARNIVAL FUNDING AXED

Source: Jones Bahamas After almost three years of being a government supported event, Bahamas  Junkanoo Carnival’s government funding has been terminated. Minister of Youth Sports and Culture  Micheal Pintard said the move was not a hasty one, as the administration never supported the idea. “Prior to the general election,  our criticism was that…

MINISTER SEEKS RESOLUTION FOR GAMING BOARD WORKERS

Source: Jones Bahamas Gaming Board employees, 30 of them, who were terminated in December last year may soon see a brighter light at the end of the tunnel with regard to their employment, according to Bahamas Public Service Union President Kimsley Ferguson.  He  said that after a lengthy meeting with the Minister of…

Grand Bahama Records First Murder of 2018

Source: Jones Bahamas Police in Grand Bahama recording its first homicide for the year on that island when police were called to a shooting incident on New Year’s night According to police reports shortly after 11 pm on Monday, police were called to Gladstone Terrace where they discovered the body of a male…

22 Inducted Into Junkanoo Legends Circle

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the National Junkanoo Committee held a ceremony at the British Colonial Hilton, on December 22, 2017 to induct 22 persons into the Junkanoo Legends Circle. The event was held under the patronage of Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (front row,…

Government approval of the Proposed Share Acquisition by Emera

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Government of The Bahamas today approved the acquisition of the minority shareholdings of ICD Utilities Limited, the part-owner of Grand Bahama Power & Light Company Limited (GBPL), by Emera Caribbean Holdings Limited (ECHL).  This transaction will now vest 100 per cent of the ownership of GBPL in ECHL. The…

SAXONS WINS NEW YEAR’S JUNKANOO PARADE

Source: Jones Bahamas The Shell Superstar Saxons Junkanoo Group has been declared the unofficial winner of the 2018 New Year’s Day Parade.   The parade which took place in traditional style culminated the Junkanoo year which was plagued by controversy during the 2017 Boxing Day Junkanoo parade. In second place in the adult…

Christie Admits He Stayed “Too Long”

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Prime Minister and leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Perry Christie admitted he might have overstayed his time in politics, which may have led to the Party’s overwhelming defeat in the May 10th General Election.   Speaking candidly, Mr. Christie appeared as a guest on the Love 97/JCN Program…

Christie’s Wife Refutes Allegations

Source: Jones Bahamas The wife of former Prime Minister Perry Christie, Bernadette Christie is vehemently refuting allegations of nepotism committed by her husband while in office.   She was responding to an article in a local bi- weekly that reported that her son was the real estate agent for Cross and Mosko Real…

CCA Calls Izmirlian’s Suit “Baseless”

Source: Jones Bahamas China Construction America has responded to claims made by original Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirilian in a 259 page lawsuit filed last week. In a statement released on Friday, CCA said BML’s claims are baseless and have no merit. “The lawsuit filed by Mr. Izmirlian is a vindictive and baseless…

The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Source: Jones Bahamas Three Bahamians have been awarded the title (CMG) Commanders of the Order of Saint Michaels and Saint George by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second. Government House announced the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours recognizing the accomplishments of persons who have made major contributions to various spheres of Bahamian life.…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspects arraigned before Magistrate Court

Source: Bahamas Weekly Clive Wyatt age 32 years of #1002 Lucaya Towers was arraigned on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 before Magistrate Renkin Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 on Possession of Firearm and Ammunition charges. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until Tuesday 6th March 2018…

Cabinet Office: Prime Minister Minnis to have Minor Surgery

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Cabinet Office informs for general information that the Prime Minister, the Honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, will undergo minor surgery locally on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at the Princess Margaret Hospital. The Honourable K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister, will be Acting Prime Minister during the period…

RBPF Bimini: Illegal immigrants

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Bimini took into custody (6) illegal Immigrants after they were discovered at a local resort on North Bimini. Reports are that on Saturday 30th December 2017, shortly before 11:00am, officers of the Bimini Division acting on information went to a local resort and discovered (6) illegal immigrants, (5)…

2018 New Year’s Honours List

Source: Bahamas Weekly Government House has announced the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours recognizing the accomplishments of persons who have made major contributions to various spheres of Bahamian life.   Awarded the CMG are: Mark Holowesko, for services to business and the community; Lawrence Cartwright, for services to education and politics; and Reverend…

Mr. Andrew Forbes, Sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mr. Justice Milton Evans was sworn in as Acting Justice of the Court of Appeal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, December 29, 2017. (BIS Photos/Derek Smith)… Link: Mr. Andrew Forbes, Sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court

Mr. Justice Milton Evans Sworn in as Acting Justice of the Court of Appeal

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mr. Justice Milton Evans was sworn in as Acting Justice of the Court of Appeal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, December 29, 2017. (BIS Photos/Derek Smith)… Link: Mr. Justice Milton Evans Sworn in as Acting Justice of the Court of Appeal

Sir Micheal Barnett Sworn in as Acting Justice of the Court of Appeal

Source: Bahamas Weekly Sir Michael Barnett was sworn in as Acting Justice of the Court of Appeal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, December 29, 2017. (BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Link: Sir Micheal Barnett Sworn in as Acting Justice of the Court of Appeal

RBPF: Police investigates fatal accident on Exuma

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are investigation an accident on the Island of Exuma, that has left a juvenile male dead on Thursday, 28th December, 2017. Reports are that shortly after 11:00am, a male was assisting with hoisting a sail boat from the waters at the Government Dock in George Town, when the crane…

Bright – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly In an alternate present-day where humans have coexisted with mythical sentient beings since the beginning of time, a human and orc police officers are thrown into a magical line of fire when they find themselves on an escort mission with an elf in possession of a thought-to-be-forgotten relic. As they…

RBPF: 1 man in custody in Eleuthera for drug possession

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police took a male into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Wednesday, 27th December, 2017.  Sometime around 2:00pm, officers from Eleuthera Division went to the settlement of Green Castle, Eleuthera, where they searched a home and property and recovered a quantity of marijuana… Link: RBPF:

(Photos) Nassau 2017 Boxing Day Junkanoo

Source: Bahamas Weekly See enclosed photos of the 2017 Boxing Day Junkanoo which took place in Nassau . Also in attendance was Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)… Link: (Photos) Nassau 2017 Boxing Day Junkanoo

Cultural Icon Patricia Bazard Dies

Source: Jones Bahamas The nation’s cultural community is  mourning  the passing of  icon  Mrs. Patricia Bazard who  passed away Monday evening at the age of 71. Mrs. Bazard was the founder of the National Children’s Choir and a former senior cultural officer with the Bahamas government. Additionally,  she was a renowned choral conductor,…

Major Legal Battle Over “Baha Mar”

Source: Jones Bahamas China Construction America, Inc. (“CCA”) and various related business entities are being  sued in a  New York State court for, among other alleged  wrongdoings, engaging in massive fraud, malicious acts of deceit and interference, and breaches of contract as part of a multi-year self-enrichment scheme related to the Baha Mar Resort…

Local Pastor Chastizes Detractors Of Marital Rape

Source: Jones Bahamas A local clergy man is in full support  for the proposed amendment to criminalize marital rape. Appearing on the Love 97/ JCN program “Jones and Company” Pastor of Trinity Methodist Church Reverend  William Higgs said   just because a person is married,  they do not have the right to abuse…

Public Outcry Over Junkanoo Start Time

Source: Jones Bahamas The general public expressed their disdain after the annual Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade was rescheduled for a start time of Tuesday at 6pm instead of the usual midnight start time. Bahamians yesterday  expressed their frustrations,  citing the time conflicted with a concert featuring a major international hip hop group taking…

Bahamas Ranked No.2 Place To Travel

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas has secured the number two spot on Condé Nast Traveller’s list of best places to travel in 2018. Condé Nast Traveller references the diversity of the multi-island destination, new resorts and increased airlift as just some of the many reasons why travelers should visit The Bahamas next year.…

AKAs sharing Christmas cheer to children

Source: Bahamas Weekly On December 15, 2017; ladies from the Eta Psi Omega Chapter spread some Christmas cheer with the children at the Elizabeth Estates Children Home. The chapter partnered with Family Guardian’s Children Christmas Gift Chest Programme and ensured that each child had a gift and a hot meal during the holidays.…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Firearm and ammunition arrest

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama arrest one male who was found in possession of a firearm. Reports are that on Tuesday 26th December 2017 shortly after 12:00am, officers while on mobile patrol in the area of Midshipman Road near a business establishment… Link: RBPF Grand Bahama: Firearm and ammunition arrest

Bahamas Crisis Centre on Marital Rape

Source: Bahamas Weekly Every individual in the Bahamas, men women and children have the right to live a life free from violence and be protected under the law. In today’s Bahamas, married women living with their husbands do experience this protection when that husband beats or psychologically abuses them. We understand and accept…

Statement on the passing of Mrs Patricia Bazard

Source: Bahamas Weekly Statement from the Office of the Chairman Progressive Liberal Party On The Passing of Patricia Bazard: The PLP is saddened this Christmas Day having learned of the passing of Patricia Bazard who is a cultural icon in our country. She was a team with the late Clement Bethel in establishing…

RBPF Nassau: Illegal gun seized, 1 man in custody

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police has removed yet another illegal firearm off the streets of New Providence, on Sunday, 24th December, 2017.   Shortly after 4:00am, officers from the Mobile Division, acting on information while on Farrington Road, conducted a search of a vehicle and recovered a black Glock .45 pistol and six rounds of…

Enjoy Christmas Brunch and New Year's Eve Dinner at Grand Lucayan

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Grand Lucayan Resort invites you to Enjoy a fabulous night of Elegance this New Year’s Eve at Churchill’s Restaurant; Cocktails – Music and sumptuous Dinner. Call 373-1333 for details pertaining to New Year’s Eve and about delicious Christmas Brunch or dinner at Portabello’s Link: Enjoy

Bahamas Waste engages community partner for successful Island cleanup campaign

Source: Bahamas Weekly As the island of New Providence has undergone major developments, populations have shifted with communities springing up in areas where they did not previously exist; creating the need for more effective waste management solutions. Voltar’s World, a new service organization targeting inner city communities, has joined forces for ‘Project: Exterminate…

Notices: Boxing Day & New Year's Day Holidays

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public of the decisions taken by the Government with respect to the Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s 2017 Holidays. Christmas Day will be observed on the day it falls, which is Monday 25th December, 2017.  Stores are not allowed to open on…

Bahems Footwear Debuts at The Island House

Source: Bahamas Weekly All Nathan Arnett wants for Christmas is to have his new shoe line, Bahems sell out when it debuts Saturday, December 23, at The Island House.   “Christmas is the time to make dreams come true,” said Mr Arnett, a marketing executive who spent two years perfecting his Bahamas designed,…

Bahamas Bowl Game Coin Toss

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas Bowl Coin Toss at games’ start — UAB  vs. Ohio for the Prime Minister’s Trophy at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, December 22, 2017.  Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar tossed coin as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard looked on. (BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)… Link:

Prime Minister Minnis: Revitalizing Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Press Statement by Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis  Prime Minister Commonwealth of the Bahamas 22 December 2017 Revitalizing Grand Bahama Letter of Intent Signed for Our Lucayan Properties: The Government received a mandate from the Bahamian people and the people of Grand Bahama to restore economic health and vitality to…

Bahamas Bowl Teams visit Ranfurly Home

Source: Bahamas Weekly NASSAU, The Bahamas – Members of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Blazers and the Ohio University Bobcats football teams took time out in preparing for the Bahamas Bowl to visit the Ranfurly Home for Children, on December 20, 2017.  They played basketball, ran foot races and even had…

RBPF Nassau: Police seek help in locating missing female

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau, Bahamas – POLICE are seeking the public’s help in locating 45 – year old Bridgette Cartwright of East  Street South who was reported missing by family members. Cartwright is of dark brown complexion and stands about 4’9” tall with medium build. She was last seen on Thursday, 14th December,…

Prime Minister’s Liberalization Plan to promote greater Opportunities for Bahamian Investment

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis’ plans for the liberalization of the administration of the country’s exchange control regime is expected to promote greater opportunities for Bahamian investors and small and medium-sized businesses/enterprises (SMEs). The Prime Minister announced (Wednesday, December 20, 217) that Bahamians and residents will be…

Minister Ferreira Bemoans “ A Deficit of Spirit”

Source: Jones Bahamas Environment and Housing Minister Romauld S. Ferreira says the country has a national deficit of spirit “as we are not connected to the environment.” The Minister made the statement as he joined the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) at the Crush Theater, Atlantis, Paradise Island, to…

URCA’s INAUGURAL ICT COMPETITION WINNERS REVEALED

Source: Jones Bahamas Five lucky contestants walked away with the top prizes at the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority’s (URCA) Inaugural ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Awards Ceremony held last Friday. The flagship competition was open to students in three categories: Primary (4th to 6th Grade students), Secondary (7th to 12th Grade students)…

FRANK SMITH’S EXTORTION CASE ADJOURNED

Source: Jones Bahamas The inability of the crown’s key witness in the Frank Smith extortion trial to testify forced an adjournment yesterday. A medical certificate confirmed that Barbara Hanna was unfit to testify in the high profile case for another six weeks. Smith’s lead attorney, Queen’s Counsel, Damian Gomez said there’ll be a…

THOUSANDS REPATRIATED FOR THE YEAR

Source: Jones Bahamas With just ten days until the immigration ultimatum is in affect, officers have already repatriated thousands of immigrants. Immigration officers have been busy for the year and the work will continue straight up to December 31st. Five to seven-thousand persons have been repatriated thus far for the year and according…

Copper thieves disrupt service for BTC’s Customers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Shortly after 8 am on December 20, officials at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company discovered what appeared to be evidence of copper theft at BTC substation on East Atlantic Drive. The actions of the culprits involved caused significant damage to the company’s fiber connectivity resulting in service outages for commercial and…

Liberalization of Exchange Control to assist Bahamian SMEs/Bahamian Investors

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Minnis Administration will relax Exchange Control on capital transactions, namely on capital (investment) and current account (trade) transactions for small and medium-sized Bahamian businesses/enterprises (SMEs). The changes, which will come into effect as of February 1, 2018, are expected to assist small and medium-sized Bahamian businesses and Bahamian investors…

The Bahamas re-elected to the International Maritime Organization Council

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas secured re-election to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council for the 2018-2019 biennium, during the 30th Assembly of the Organization. “The Bahamas re-election represents a significant achievement not only for the nation, but also regionally for the Caribbean and globally for Small Island Development States for whom The…

Feed The 5,000 Benefit Many

Source: Jones Bahamas Some  350 persons  were the recipients yesterday in the  Bahamas Feeding Network and AML Foods Limited 2nd Annual Feed 5,000 campaign in New Providence and Grand Bahama. The food was distributed in the parking lot of  Solomon’s at Yamacraw. Hunger is said to be  a silent struggle for many in…

GOOD SAMARITANS SHARING FOR CHRISTMAS

Source: Jones Bahamas Christmas is a time for sharing, gifting those you love and for many, donating to the less fortunate.  Good Samaritan Barry Pike is doing just that. On a trip to the Ranfurly Home yesterday Mr. Pike said,“part of the Bahamas is giving and we are donating necessities. There are things…

Haitian Detainees Freed

Source: Jones Bahamas A  Supreme Court Judge  has freed and granted bail to eight adults and three children who had been detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Center. They, along with four people released unconditionally last week, bring the total to 15 individuals who have been freed from The Detention Center this month. These include Kediesha…

Judge hears Case Of Missing Man

Source: Jones Bahamas The  case of Jean Rony Jean Charles took center stage yesterday as proceedings got underway yesterday in the Supreme Court, with his attorney  Fred Smith  saying that  his client’s deportation was unlawful and unjust. The hearing before Mr. Justice Gregory Hilton was prompted by a Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by…

MINISTER INTERVENES IN GAMING BOARD LAYOFFS

Source: Jones Bahamas The Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes  has arranged  a meeting with  Gaming Board executives to hear  the concerns of laid off workers. After a lengthy meeting with the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) on Monday, Mr. Foulkes said he understands their concerns and will meet with the Gaming Board today.…

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Holds Mega Fam For Florida Travel Agents

Source: Bahamas Weekly Some forty of the top producing travel agents including Bahamas travel specialists from throughout Florida were recently hosted to a mega familiarization trip to Nassau, Bahamas by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) Florida sales office.  The trip in partnership with the Bahamas’ major stakeholders and key industry…

Ohio, UAB come together to swim with dolphins

Source: Bahamas Weekly They may be rivals on the football field this week but players from Ohio and UAB came together Tuesday afternoon to swim with dolphins at Atlantis Paradise Island resort. The Blazers and Bobcats players come from teams with intimidating mascots, but they were in awe when they got up close…

RBPF: Additional marijuana fields uncovered in Andros

Source: Bahamas Weekly An ongoing investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Unit assisted by US Drug Enforcement Agents, has resulted in the discovery of three additional marijuana fields in Andros on Monday, 18th December, 2017. According to reports, shortly after 9:00am Drug Enforcement Unit Officers along with US Drug Enforcement Agents, returned to…

RBC Spreads Joy and Cheer to The Cancer Society

Source: Jones Bahamas The RBC Royal Bank team recently made a financial donation and provided care packages to help patients at The Cancer Society of The Bahamas. Ericka Johnson, member of the RBC Northern Caribbean Risk team, shared that they were inspired to share the joy of Christmas because of those who are…

WSC TO IMPROVE WATER SUPPLY IN LONG ISLAND

Source: Jones Bahamas Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) gets a loan of $23.33 million dollars from the Caribbean and Development Bank (CDC) and a 13.3 in counterpart funding from The Government. Long Island MP and Chairman of WSC, Adrian Gibson stated yesterday during a press briefing held at WSC headquarters. In his efforts…

Juvenile Among Trio Charged with Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas A 17-year-old was among a trio sent to jail yesterday following their alleged involvement in a recent homicide. The trio appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt to face numerous charges including murder, armed robbery and in the juvenile’s case accessory. It is  alleged that the young man – knowing…

Teen Facing Murder Charge

Source: Jones Bahamas Nineteen -year-old Travis Lockhart of Yellow Elder gardens appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson Pratt yesterday  accused of killing Anthony Anton McKenzie on October 12th 2017. The accused indicated that he was represented by Glendon Rolle, but Mr. Rolle was not present at the arraignment. Lockhart told the court he…

Immigration Policies Under Scrutiny

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas’ immigration policies have come under serious scrutiny in  a major international declaration for its continuing practice of deporting people to Haiti without due process. The Declaration of the Second Forum on Haitian Migration specifically criticized the migration polices of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and the Trump Administration as…

Grace Jones honoured at Bahamas International Film Festival

Source: Bahamas Weekly Iconic actress, singer, songwriter, supermodel, and record producer Grace Jones received a Career Achievement Award at this year’s Bahamas International Film Festival on December 15 at The Ocean Club, in New Providence. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an…

FNM Touts S&P Rating

Source: Jones Bahamas The Free National Movement has said the stable economic outlook report from Standard & Poors  (S&P) affirms that the steps the FNM is taking to stimulate investment, enhance revenue collection and reduce public spending confirms that the country is moving in the right direction. In a statement from the party,…

Man Killed In Police Shooting

Source: Jones Bahamas A man was shot and killed by police on Friday. The incident started as police issued an APB (All Points Bulletin) for a sky blue Nissan Bluebird vehicle with two suspicious looking men, who were seen casing the Palmdale area. Reports are that shortly after 7:00pm on Friday, officers on…

Roberts Calls For Bannister’s Resignation

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has called for the resignation of Minister of Works Desmond Bannister. In a statement  yesterday Mr. Roberts  said  that  Mr. Bannister was caught red handed telling two “bold faced lies” in his capacity as a Cabinet Minister on the Stephen Dillet repair contract…

Three Americans Arrested on Cocaine Charges

Source: Jones Bahamas Three American females were arrested for drug possession over the weekend, after they were allegedly found in possession of dangerous drugs at the Freeport Harbour. In the first incident, shortly before 7:00pm on Friday, a 60 year old American female presented herself at a security check point at the Freeport…

PM: Enterprises Bill Will Liberalize Economy

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Hubert Minnis continues to tout the prospects of the passed Commercial Enterprises Bill saying the bill will ensure the ease of doing business in the country. The Prime Minister  was addressing a reception for Bahamians and friends of the Bahamas residing in Washington, Northern Virginia and…

FNM: 2017 ends with stability working toward greater growth in 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly The stable economic outlook report from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) affirms that the steps the FNM is taking to stimulate investment, enhance revenue collection and reduce public spending confirms that the country is moving in the right direction. In addition to the positive news from S&P, the Bahamas also recently…

Congrats to Afrika Smith – Finalist In USTA Tournament

Source: Bahamas Weekly The BLTA congratulates once again Afrika Smith who emerged finalist at Holiday Level 6 USTA junior tournament in Hallandale, Florida.  Afrika has had a great season this year. She defeated Leyla Britez in the semifinals 7-6(9), 7-5 and fell short of the title to Ashley Velma 3-6, 2-6. Afrika will…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drug Arrests

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama and Abaco arrest three persons on Friday 15th December 2017 after they were all found in possession of Dangerous Drugs. In the first incident, shortly before 7:00pm, a 60 year old American female presented herself at security check point at the Freeport Harbor and when she…

Youth Minister Tours Grand Bahama's BTVI Campus

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard, on Thursday, December 14, toured Grand Bahama’s campus of Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI). Accompanied by Youth Coordinator, Carla Brown-Roker, the Minister was able to not only tour the facility and see students of the Fresh Start Programme participating…

Campbell Shipping Recognized By The International Maritime Organization

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, presented the International Maritime Organization (IMO) special recognition award to Campbell Shipping Company Limited (“Campbell”), December 14, 2017 at the Ministry’s offices. The award was received by Captain Rajesh Dhadwal, Managing Director/CEO of Campbell Shipping, on behalf of the entire…

Steering Committee to make recommendations for GB Tech Hub

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson’s passion for ensuring that Grand Bahama becomes the Tech Hub of The Bahamas was evident as he addressed members of the official Tech Hub Steering Committee, which began a two days of deliberations at the Grand Lucayan resort, Thursday, December 14,…

It’s A Matter of Principle

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

Bahamas Waste Management donates dumpsters to Parks Authority

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas Waste Management donated dumpsters to the Bahamas Public Parks & Public Beaches Authority, facilitated by Basil Collie, Deputy Director/Financial Intelligence Unit, to help keep the area surrounding Government House clean.  The presentation was made December 14, 2017 at Bahamas Waste’s offices on Gladstone Road.  Pictured on the grounds of…

Remarks by Minister Pintard at Rand Memorial Hospital

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – Remarks by The Honourable Michael Pintard Acting Minister Of Health; Minister Of Youth, Sports & Culture on the occasion of the visit of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG Governor General Of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas to Rand Memorial Hospital, GBHS Wednesday, December 13th, 2017…

RBPF Grand Bahama: Plane crash landed in waters of West End

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash landing of an aircraft in waters of West End on Thursday 14th December 2017. Reports are that shortly before 12:00pm, police were alerted by Air Traffic Control that a blue and white single engine aircraft coming from the United…

Bahamas set for first visit by UN expert on violence against women

Source: Bahamas Weekly The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, will undertake the first official visit of her mandate to the Bahamas from 11 to 15 December 2017 to assess how the country is working towards eliminating violence against women. “This visit will provide a…

PM reveals National Honours Regulations

Source: Jones Bahamas The Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis tabled the regulations yesterday for a National Honours System. The Prime Minister said that the system would honour persons who have sacrificially given in areas such as culture, politics, athleticism, charity and artistry, among other areas,  from both the public and private sector as…

Income Tax Coming?

Source: Jones Bahamas The government will be looking at the possibility of introducing income tax in an effort to further comply with the regulations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD). Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed in the House of Assembly yesterday that the Bahamas has been saved from…

MAN ARRAIGNED FOR COCAINE

Source: Jones Bahamas A young man was arraigned on a number of drug related charges yesterday after an  arrest which took place at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Monday. Twenty year old Shaquelle Moss of  Garden Hills Number Two, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes. Moss faced one count each…

Manhunt for Eleven Wanted Criminals

Source: Jones Bahamas Police  have released the names and sketches of eleven  criminals who they say  are on the loose  and roaming the streets.  They  are appealing to the public to assist them in nabbing these men. Police say they are targeting organized criminal groups and have so far arrested twelve suspects who…

Bain and Grants Town Library Receives Books

Source: Jones Bahamas Representatives of The Bain and Grants Town Library and Museum have received several books donated by Jones Communications Network (JCN) to enhance its library and museum. Chief Executive Officer of JCN, Wendall Jones, said that the books donated present a wealth of knowledge. “On behalf of the management of Jones…

Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir at Trinity Methodist Church

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, attended the Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir on Tuesday evening, December 12, 2017 at Trinity Methodist Church, Frederick Street.  Standing next to the Governor General is Director of the Choir, Mr. Dexter Fernander.  (BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel,…

Transport and Local Government Minister visits Cat Island and meets with Local Government and other officials

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau, The Bahamas – The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, recently led a delegation of senior officers to Cat Island where he met with Local Government practitioners and other stakeholders. Accompanying the Minister were: Permanent Secretary, Lorraine Armbrister; Director of Local Government, Cephas Cooper; Controller of…

Junior Junkanoo Press Statement & Results

Source: Bahamas Weekly On December 9th, 2017, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – in conjunction with the National Junkanoo Committee (N.J.C) and title sponsor SOL Petroleum Bahamas Ltd. — hosted the Junior Junkanoo Parade at Arawak Cay.   Due to extreme weather challenges, the parade was shortened. Twenty-two groups were scheduled…

Mrs. Evelyn Stuart Receives visit from the Governor General for her Centenary

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling visited Mrs. Evelyn Stuart at her home on Tuesday, and presented her with flowers.  Mrs. Stuart celebrates her 100th birthday on December 13, 2017. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Link: Mrs. Evelyn Stuart Receives visit from the Governor General for her Centenary

Scotia Wealth Management partners with Rotary Club of Old Fort

Source: Bahamas Weekly Scotia Wealth Management is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Old Fort’s (RCOF) 1st Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Auction.  The two Scotia Wealth Management Offices at Scotia House, 404 East Bay Street and 301 Albany Financial Center have been festively adorned by Rotarians via this…

BTC Northern Team say thanks to Retailers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Yesterday, on what was arguably the coldest day on Grand Bahama this year, the northern BTC Enterprise Sales and Marketing Team warmed things up with a special luncheon to say thank you to their loyal clients. The luncheon which was held at The Lucayan Manor House, was an opportunity for…

Poinsettias for the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre), Governor General, received an array of Poinsettias from the Grounds and Beautification Division of Bahamas National Pride organization, at Government House, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Poinsettias for the Governor General

Cat Island Students compete to assist community projects

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Hon. Frankie Campbell and a delegation from the Ministry of Transport and Local Government visited Cat Island recently. While there, Junior Councilors from Arthur’s Town High School and Old Bight High School participated in a District Local Government Junior Council speech competition at the Media Centre. The theme for…

Black Point students welcomed to Police Headquarters

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Foreign Affairs and Acting Minister of National Security the Hon. Darren Henfield (centre right) along with Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson (centre left) takes photo with students and stakeholders of the Black Point Community Youth Music Ensemble, during a recent courtesy call at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center,…

New Investment Funds Bill 2017 set to fill substantive legislative gaps

Source: Bahamas Weekly The new Investment Funds bill will transition from the older, exclusively rules or disclosure based approach to regulation of investment funds, to a modern approach that considers the conduct of industry participants, and includes appropriate prudential assessments. This according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K.…

Outstanding women celebrated for National Women’s Week

Source: Bahamas Weekly In celebration of National Women’s Week 2017, the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development recognized six Bahamian women for their accomplishments. Dame Ivy Dumont, Italia Johnson, Frances Ledee, Dame Joan Sawyer, the Hon. Janet Bostwick and Rev. Dr. Cynthia “Mother” Pratt were honored at a reception at the British…

FAO Partners with Gov’t

Source: Jones Bahamas With more than 4,000 students in the public school sector going without lunch on a daily basis, and while Operating with a budget of $3.29 million, The Ministry of Education, along with several other government agencies, including the Ministry of Agriculture, launched its National School Lunch Programme during a two-day…

Consumer Commission warns shoppers

Source: Jones Bahamas As persons  spend their money on  loved ones this Christmas season, some consumers often pay no attention to prices as they spend their money. Chairman of  The Consumer Protection Commission, Philip Beneby  has  offered some economic and efficient holiday shopping tips, as this is the busiest time of the year…

“PEOPLE ARE HURTING”—Charities under seige

Source: Jones Bahamas In a stagnant  economy, with  a moratorium on hiring and the constant layoffs  of workers have  all been contributing factors to the hard  economic times for many Bahamians.  Due to this,  local charities and shelters have all seen an increase in numbers of persons needing assistance, particularly this Christmas season.…

Tornado Damages Abaco Airport

Source: Jones Bahamas The Treasure Cay airport sustained some extensive damage  after being hit  by   tornado activity over the weekend. North Abaco administrator Tereece  Bootle in an interview with The Journal confirmed the severe rain and wind caused some extensive damage to the facility. “For the most part it is the exterior…

Human Rights Group Commends Symonette

Source: Jones Bahamas Rights Bahamas has commended  Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette for publicly recognizing that there was never any lawful basis for deporting missing detainee Jean Rony Jean-Charles to Haiti. Rights Bahamas said they consider the minister’s statements to represent a huge step forward in terms of migrants rights in The Bahamas.…

Tameka Lundy appointed AVP University Relations

Source: Bahamas Weekly In this capacity, Mrs. Lundy will have a dedicated focus on the overall strategic marketing and communication initiatives and programmes that interpret the mission of the University to its multiple constituents in order to create a climate of public and private support. She will lead the development of an evolving…

Best of the Best Regatta Prize-Giving for Sloop Sailing

Source: Bahamas Weekly Scenes from Best of the Best Regatta (Sloop Sailing) at Montagu Bay. Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis addresses the Regatta crowd, December 10, 2017 during the Best of the Best Regatta Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Awards. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)… Link: Best of the Best Regatta Prize-Giving for

Chinese Ambassador Makes Courtesy Call on Labour Minister

Source: Bahamas Weekly Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Monday, 4 December 2017. Minister Foulkes and Ambassador Huang discussed a number of topics including trade, investment, and…

BTC's 2017 Long Service Honourees at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, seated centre, and Interim CEO of BTC Dexter Cartwright, seated centre left, took photo with Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s 2017 Long Service Award Honourees, December 7, 2017 at Government House. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)… Link: BTC’s 2017 Long Service Honourees at Government House

Parker-Edgecombe cites success of NEMA/CDEMA Partnership

Source: Bahamas Weekly The success of regional countries and their various disaster management agencies in mitigating the effects of future disasters such as hurricanes while simultaneously building stronger, more resilient Caribbean countries, will largely depend upon continued regional cooperation and partnerships, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe…

Bahamas Signs 3 Air Service Agreements

Source: Jones Bahamas A major announcement in the tourism and aviation sector, as Tourism Minister Dionisio D’aguilar revealed he has  signed three (3) Air Service Agreements (ASAs) on behalf of The Bahamas with Qatar, Australia and Finland. This brings a total of  eleven   ASAs agreed between the Bahamas and other countries.  Agreements were previously signed with the Netherlands, Curaçao,…

No Revival for offshore banking, says analyst

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Free National Movement MP and financial analyst, Lester Turnquest says  The Bahamas has not truly escaped the confines of the European Union’s daunted blacklist,  but its absence is only brief peace offering for what’s to come. The Bahamas was spared from being blacklisted as a tax haven in the…

Amnesty International Calls For Urgent Action For Jean-Charles

Source: Jones Bahamas The  human rights group, Amnesty International has  issued an “Urgent Action Bulletin” on behalf of Jean Rony Jean-Charles,  after his family claimed that they did not know his whereabouts  after being deported from the Bahamas. An urgent call has been made to hundreds of amnesty associates, according to a press…

BAR PRESIDENT CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY

Source: Jones Bahamas As a society we suffer generally from a basic failure of Social Studies in our understanding of the Constitutional Order . This is the view of the President of the Bahamas Bar Association Kahlil Parker. He made  the statement   during his address to a room filled with eager law…

Judicial Reviews Still Ongoing

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

Bahamian Diplomats meet with US Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Source: Bahamas Weekly Diplomatic representatives of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas held an introductory bilateral meeting with the senior Illinois representative on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C., December 7, 2017. The Honorable Robin L. Kelly (D-IL 2nd District) met with His Excellency, Sidney Collie, Bahamas Ambassador to…

RBPF: Large sezure of drugs in inagua

Source: Bahamas Weekly Intelligence led policing has led to five (5) persons being taken into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 9th December, 2017. According to reports, around 5:00pm, a joint drug operation conducted by Officers from Drug Enforcement Unit assisted by US Drug Enforcement Agents, resulted…

Paint Fair Customer Appreciation this Saturday – Dec 9th

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – It’s Paint Fair’s Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday December 9th… 15% off storewide, up to 25% off selected items, free hotdogs with purchases and great giveaways every hour. Paint Fair is located on West Settler’s Way & Peach Tree Street… Link: Paint Fair Customer Appreciation this

Remarks by Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe at CDEMA Awards and Gala Dinner at Melia Nassau Beach Resort

Source: Bahamas Weekly Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I’m privileged to address you tonight, as you bring to a close your conference, which undoubtedly has proven both educational and enlightening for its participants. The Government of the Bahamas is indeed appreciative that our nation is once again hosting this event, now into its tenth…

Representative of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) pays courtesy call on Minister Symonette

Source: Bahamas Weekly Simone Schwartz-Delgado, Senior Regional Protection Officer/Caribbean Protection Unit, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Washington, D.C. paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry’s offices, December 7, 2017. (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)… Link: Representative

The Star – Movie review by Rouén Robinson

Source: Bahamas Weekly This is the story of a young donkey who dreams of joining a traveling caravan with his dove best friend if he can escape the miller who owns him. During a successful escape attempt he finds his way into the home of a young carpenter and his pregnant wife who…

Major Drug Bust In Andros

Source: Jones Bahamas A major drug seizure in Andros yesterday, leaving over 10,000 pounds of marijuana in the hands of police officials.   According to police reports, around 1pm on Wednesday Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers, along with US Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA), were on routine patrol in the North Andros area when…

JOB TRAINING FOR AT RISK YOUTH

Source: Jones Bahamas With one day left before the registration process ends for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme Employability Survey, the Bahamas Department of Labour along with the Ministry of National Security are making efforts to ensure that as many at-risk, unemployed youths between the ages of 16-29 years of age are…

Passport Renewal Expedited

Source: Jones Bahamas Launched in January of this year, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the new Polycarbonate E-Passport supersedes the electronic passport introduced in 2007, making room for a quick turnaround time, according to Chief Passport Officer, Clarence Russell. Speaking at a Rotary Club Of Southeast Nassau meeting, Mr. Russell said that…

JUDGE GRANTS HABEAS CORPUS

Source: Jones Bahamas Supreme Court Justice Mr. Gregory Hilton yesterday granted application for a writ of Habeas Corpus in a case brought by Queen’s Counsel Fred Smith against The Carmichael Detention Center and the Immigration Department.   Mr. Smith was escorted off the property of The Carmichael Detention Center on Monday after attempting…

Senate Approves Financial Bills

Source: Jones Bahamas The Senate yesterday passed the compendium of bills to provide for compliance by The Bahamas with international standards in financial services.   Mirroring the contributions coming out of the lower chamber, the opposition supported the bills passed in the house of assembly on Wednesday.   Leading the opposition’s contribution on…

The Governor General of The Bahamas welcomes Organizers and Guests of Celebrating Women International

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, seated centre, received the Organizers of Celebrating Women International and Specially Invited Guests of the Board of Governors in a Courtesy Call in the Drawing Room of Government House, December 1, 2017.  A Reception followed.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)… Link: The Governor General of

RBPF: Large drugs sezure in Andros

Source: Bahamas Weekly According to reports around 1:00pm on Wednesday 6th December, 2017 Drug Enforcement Unit Officers along with US Drug Enforcement Agents were on routine patrol in the North Andros area when they discovered a Marijuana field in the area of Owens’ Town. An estimated eight thousand (8,000) marijuana plants were uprooted.  …

Restructuring and Insolvency Association formed in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (Bahamas) (“RISA Bahamas”) has been formed as a local professional body for those practicing restructuring and insolvency. A principle focus of the organization will be on professional education and training. On 25 January 2017, RISA Bahamas was ratified as a member association of the…

‘Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities’

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development hosted several activities to commemorate ‘National Women’s Week 2017’ being observed in The Bahamas November 26 through December 9. The activities reflect the progress of Bahamian women, celebrate their accomplishments and address social issues impacting them.…

Rights Bahamas Says Fire Immigration Minister and Director

Source: Jones Bahamas Rights Bahamas is calling on Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to fire his Minister of Immigration, Brent Symonette and the Director of Immigration Williiam Pratt. The Human Rights group says both men “must be recognized as the purveyors of human misery and injustice.” Rights Bahamas says that Jean Rony Jean-Charles,…

SANITATION WORKERS PROTEST HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

Source: Jones Bahamas Employees of Bahamas Waste Limited have registered a litany of complaints on hazardous working conditions which are injurious to their health and safety. During a Press Conference at The House of Labour, one employes said, “every day we leave the yard at 3am or 5am, we’re at risk. When we…

Man Remanded For Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas A 32-year-old man was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court for the alleged shooting death of 34-year-old Antoine Pierre. Appearing before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes, Brisson Jean was formally charged with the September 2, 2016 murder of Pierre. According to l police reports, Pierre who was shot multiple times in the…

Bahamas Spared Blacklist Gov’t Takes measures

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahama has been spared being blacklisted by the European Union, although five Caribbean countries have not been able to avoid the blacklist of tax havens that are not compliant with the EU standards. Countries like Barbados, Grenada, Panama, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago were among those black- listed.…

Bain Town MP DEFENDS Innocence

Source: Jones Bahamas Bain and Grants Town Member of Parliament Travis Robinson yesterday said allegations on social media that he committed extortion are absolutely false. Robinson said he did not commit any such crime and the that there is no merit to those comments. “Those comments are totally fabricated. “I continue to work hard…

DPM Addresses IDB Fiscal Policy Frameworks Workshop

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest addressed the regional workshop “Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Frameworks for the Caribbean Region,” presented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The two-day event was held at the British Colonial Hilton, December 4 and 5, 2017 and brought together stakeholders…

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