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July 20, 2018

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Ragged Island ​Gets Auro Plant

Source: Jones Bahamas The Water and Sewerage Corporation  has recently purchased an Auro plant for Ragged Island scheduled to be installed some time this week. This plant will address the drawn out water issues on Ragged Island. WSC Chairman Adrian Gibson said that the people of Ragged Island’s water issues will be restored…

Christian Council Prepares For Education On Cannabis

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Christian Council has not yet officially appointed someone to serve on the committee that the  Cabinet has established to educate the public on cannabis, but there’s the expectation that prominent clergyman Bishop Simeon Hall will be one of their choices. The council’s First Vice President, Anglican Archdeacon James…

Long Islanders Join Expanding Sponging Industry

Source: Jones Bahamas Long Islanders are looking to expanding the sponging industry on that island and are considering the formation of a local association for this purpose. The initiative comes  after officials from the Inter- American Development Bank sponsored projects to revitalize the industry nation-wide. The $1.1-million-dollar project seeks to increase income for…

3 Strategies for Many Business Situations

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 blocks to…

Local Violinists To Perform In Atlanta

Source: Jones Bahamas Local talent is big in the Bahamas and yesterday a group of young talented violinists  visited  the JCN Studios   to showcase their talents and shareinformation on their upcoming ventures. String City Violinists is a children’s string orchestra in Nassau consisting of about 72 talented youngsters  ranging in ages  from…

Balearia Caribbean celebrates 20th Anniversary

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mario Otero, General Manager, Balearia Caribbean announces a very special offer to passengers traveling onboard the Jaume I between Grand Bahama and Fort Lauderdale from now through August 31st, 2018. Baleària, parent company of Balearia Caribbean celebrated its 20th year in the Maritime industry during June of this year.  As…

Prime Minister Minnis Returns Home from the UN

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and his delegation returned home today from the United Nations Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York City, where he made an official presentation on July 18.  The Prime Minister is pictured centre, upon arrival at LPIA.  Chatting with him is…

3 in custody for armed robbery, 15 arrested in 8 hrs

Source: Bahamas Weekly According to reports, shortly after 2:00am, three armed men entered upon the property of the Learning Resources Unit, Mackey Street, held the security officer and another man at bay and robbed the officer of a cell phone and a set of keys, before tying him up. Officers of the Operational…

Bahamas Fed Cup team wins big over #1 seeded Bolivia

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Fed Cup Team has gotten off to a blazing start!  The Bahamas faced the number one seeded country in the tournament, Bolivia. In the first match of the day, Danielle Thompson opened up competiion with a strong performance against Daniela La Fuente Strassburger of Bolivia.  Bahamain Danielle won…

Ensuring Success

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 blocks to…

Identifying Business Strengths & Weaknesses

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 blocks to…

How To Discover Business Opportunities

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 blocks to…

Dark Clouds On The Horizon

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 blocks to…

BPL Pays Out $56 Million

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) voluntary separation packages (VSEP) is costing the government a pretty penny.  This according to Works Minister, Desmond Bannister,  as of June 30th, 2018, the corporation paid out $56 million. According to Mr. Bannister, at the end of the exercise, that figure would have soared to…

Ministry Provides Update On Sea Accidents

Source: Jones Bahamas A  team of police and Defence Force officers along with the Port officials were in Exuma  yesterday  to detain  an  unregistered and unlicensed vessel found operating charter tours from Hurricane Hole, New Providence on July 2nd. The Ministry  of Transport  on 2nd July, issued a Cease and Desist Order by…

MINISTRY SELECTS CONTRACTORS FOR SCHOOL REPAIRS

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of Public Works is in the process of updating their contractor database and is set to begin summer school repairs. That according to its Minister Desmond Bannister, contractors wishing to apply for these works are required to submit a prequalification document.  Speaking in the House of Assembly, the…

Teenagers arraigned For Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas Three males and a female stood before Deputy Chief Magistrate Soubusola Swain yesterday charged with  murder and one count of attempted murder. Among them was 18-year-old Marquella Dean of Lewis Street, 18 year old Antonio Thompson of Hay Street and a 16 year old juvenile. These teenagers are accused of …

PINTARD TO TOUR BAMSI AND MEET LOCAL FARMERS

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Agriculture  and Marine Resources,  Michael Pintard will visit the North Andros operations of the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute, BAMSI, today in his  first visit to the BAMSI as its Minister.  Accompanying Minister Pintard will be senior Ministry officials as well as the executive management team of…

Averting Business Threats Part II

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 blocks to…

Ministry of Transport and Local Government on Jet Ski Stabbing

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Transport and Local Government wishes to provide details into the stabbing incident that involved jet ski operators off Rose Island on 10th July, 2018. Video footage from this incident was widely circulated on social media. The Acting Port Controller hereby advises the public that Rose Island is…

Bahamas 45th Independence ecumenical Service in South Florida

Source: Bahamas Weekly Notable Bahamians within the South Florida diaspora including prominent South Florida newspaperman, Garth Reeves, were honored on Sunday during an Ecumenical Service celebrating the 45th year of Independence for The Bahamas, under the theme, “Celebrate Bahamas, We’ve Come This Far by Faith” At the service held at the historical St.…

BOAT EXPLOSION VICTIM’S FAMILY RAISING MONEY

Source: Jones Bahamas Family and friends of Maleka Jackson – the woman killed in last month’s boating accident in Exuma are looking to raise $175,000 within 14 days. So far, nearly $145,000 has been raised courtesy of 2,343 people. According to a GoFund Me page, the money’s to be used to care for…

ANDROS CRASH REPORT PENDING

Source: Jones Bahamas The  report into the last  fatal Andros plane crash is complete, but  the findings will not  be made public just yet. According to Air Accident Chief Investigator, Delvin Major, the delay for the report is due to the fact that all concerned family members of the crash victims were unable…

BEATING THE SUMMER HEAT FOR OUR FURRY FRIENDS

Source: Jones Bahamas The hottest time of the year has rolled around again, and the humane society has prepared a few tips for the public to help pet owners and their furry friends beat this summer heat. Inspector Percy Grant, General Manager of The Humane Society explained yesterday, the importance of providing our…

PM to address UN Economic and Social Council forum

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.   During the Ministerial sessions on  today, the Prime Minister intends to reaffirm…

A Painful Process

Source: Jones Bahamas The  government of the Bahamas is  under fire from a number of community organizations, including  Human Rights activists  on  over the resettlement  of  hundreds of  residents  who were  uprooted from so-called Shantytowns.   The main  question being asked is: where are these people going to live?  Although some members of the…

Young BTVI female students secure careers in construction industry

Source: Bahamas Weekly Two young females are breaking barriers in the vocational arena, having both studied and secured carriers in the construction industry. Lanique Brice and Santana Dean – 2018 graduates of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) – are employees of DTEC Plant Services LTD (DTEC). As a DCO Energy subsidiary,…

Juvenile Nassau shooting victim identified

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police have officially identified the juvenile male who was shot and killed on Friday, 13th july, 2018 at Baillou Hill road as Sean Augustin, age 17 years of Lightbourn avenue, rock crusher. Industrial accident- 4 males injured Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating an industrial accident, which has…

RBPF Grand Bahama investigate 2 drug matters

Source: Bahamas Weekly In the first incident, on Monday 16th July 2018, shortly after 2:00pm, Officers of the Rapid Response Unit, while in the area of Fawcett Lane, arrested a 23 year old male of Raleigh Drive, after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana. In the second incident…

Commonwealth mission to observe elections in Pakistan

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Secretary-General will deploy a Commonwealth group to observe the forthcoming general elections in Pakistan, scheduled for 25 July. Led by Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Commonwealth Observer Group comprises eminent persons drawn from across the regions of the Commonwealth, with distinguished backgrounds in law, election…

54 of 744 signing on with Bahamas Dept of Correctional Services

Source: Bahamas Weekly From a group of some 744 applicants, The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) held its Signing On Ceremony for 55 persons in their “A” Squad 2018 at the Correctional Training Institute on the BDCS Compound, on July 9, 2018.  Acting Commissioner of Correctional Services Mrs. Bernadette Murray and Deputy…

US Embassy’s Charge D’Affaires makes call on Labour Minister

Source: Bahamas Weekly The United States Embassy’s Charge D’Affaires, Ms. Stephanie Bowers recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Honourable Dion A. Foulkes at his office on Shirley and Charlotte Streets. Ms. Bowers was accompanied by the Political/Economic Officer in the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Douglas Sun. Minister Foulkes…

BUD FIFA Winner returns after Moscow World Cup Games

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau, Bahamas – Fresh from his trip to the World Cup Games in Moscow, Russia, Anthony Bullard is back on home soil and sharing his incredible journey with the media. “It truly was a trip of a lifetime” gushed Bullard, “there’s no better way to describe it. The entire trip…

PM Greets RBDF officers & Crew of HMBS Sir Durward Knowles in Inagua

Source: Bahamas Weekly Matthew Town, Inagua – During his visit to the southern Bahamas this weekend, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis greeted Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers and crew of HMBS Sir Durward Knowles, in Inagua, affirming their duty to protect Bahamian frontlines.  (BIS Photos/Yontalay…

PM Minnis continues national budget town meetings

Source: Bahamas Weekly NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis continued Town Hall meetings this weekend, explaining his government’s 2018/19 National Budget  in the Family Islands. Town meetings were held in church halls and community centres where residents turned up to hear the provisions, and the opportunities presented. The…

Brave Davis: Bahamians being taxed ‘Half to Death'

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau – Disappointed in the FNM Government’s move to enforce a 12% VAT hike on Bahamian citizens, Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis strongly cautioned them at a PLP rally to stop taxing the people ‘half to death’ as a way of balancing their budget. Davis explained that the VAT increase…

Joint operation apprehends 2 Haitian Sloops

Source: Bahamas Weekly Coral Harbour Base, 15 JUL. ‘18 (RBDF): A joint maritime operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos Islands (OPBAT), and the United States Coast Guard early this morning resulted in the apprehension of two Haitian Sloops in the southern Bahamas with a combined total of…

PYL: "Sir Roland Is no national hero"

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Progressive Young Liberals have followed with great unease the announcement of Sir Roland Symonette as a National Hero and the governing party’s attempts at re-writing history We wish to state that two generations after Sir Roland Symonette unceremoniously left the political scene, a generation of young Bahamians trying to…

OAS to Support legislature of autonomous city of Buenos Aires

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires today signed an agreement to modernize and provide greater transparency in the management of the legislative body. The First Vice President of the Legislature of Buenos Aires, Francisco Quintana, highlighted the common values shared…

Bahamian Female Leads Major Event Production

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamian female event producer aims to inspire young women to explore careers in technology and delivers world class event management and production for local and international clients. The field of event management is a male dominated profession and Megan Minus, founder of Create Serendipity is positioning herself as a leader…

Defence Force responds to Threats

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Royal Bahamas Defence Force reassures the general public and the local fishing community of its commitment to maintaining a strong presence within our maritime domain to safeguard the people of The Bahamas against recent threats of harm.  These threats were made by way of social media earlier this week…

RBPF: Police investigate alleged suicide in Inagua

Source: Bahamas Weekly According to reports, shortly after 10:00am, Friday, 13th July, 2018 police on Inagua Island were called to a home on Burnside Street, after a male was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom.  Medical Personnel on the island visited the scene and pronounced the male dead.  Investigations are ongoing…

Summer Campers pay courtesy call at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly Teachers and students attending The Eva Hilton Primary Summer School paid a courtesy call upon Deputy to the Governor General Cornelius A. Smith at Government House on Friday, July 13, 2018. (BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Summer Campers pay courtesy call at Government House

Minister Pintard Meets With B.R.E.E.F. Executive Director

Source: Bahamas Weekly The courtesy call gave Minister Pintard and Executive Director McKinney-Lambert the opportunity to discuss the current state of affairs in the marine resources portion of Minister Pintard’s portfolio as well as efforts being worked on by B.R.E.E.F. as they seek to secure our marine resources for future generations. The courtesy…

Defence Force joins in 45th Independence Celebrations

Source: Bahamas Weekly Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, along with the Executive Command, Officers, Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, Marines, Defence Force Rangers, joined the country in celebrating its 45th anniversary on Monday night. The Officers and Marines joined in with partner security Forces and uniformed branches on Clifford Park…

Task Force Reports on Shanty Towns

Source: Bahamas Weekly Heads of a Shanty Town Action Task Force led by Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour, presented findings of a survey of shanty towns on Faith Avenue west, the eastern side of Bacardi Road, and off Golden Isles Road at a press conference, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at…

DPM Speaks to the Business Community on the 2018/19 Budget

Source: Bahamas Weekly Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest speaks on the 2018/19 Budget at the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) Power Breakfast at the British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday, July 11, 2018.  (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)… Link: DPM Speaks to the Business Community on the 2018/19

45th Anniversary Celebrations at Independence Park in Freeport

Source: Bahamas Weekly Photo highlights show Pre-Independence Celebrations in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Monday, July 9, 2018 observing the 45th Anniversary of Bahamas Independence, which the nation celebrated on July 10.  (BIS Photos/Lisa Davis)… Link: 45th Anniversary Celebrations at Independence Park in Freeport

ORG: Table revised Fiscal Responsibility Bill before Summer Recess

Source: Bahamas Weekly “The implementation of the Fiscal Responsibility Bill should be treated with at least the same level of urgency as the short-notice imposition of the VAT increase.” These are the sentiments of The Organization for Responsible Governance, which is pushing for the drafted Fiscal Responsibility Bill (FRB) to be tabled and…

New Flexible Retirement Plan from Royal Fidelity Pension Services

Source: Bahamas Weekly Nassau, Bahamas – With the long running forecasts that question the National Insurance Board’s ability to meet its obligations to retirees, Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited has launched a new retirement account to help retirees fund their retirement – the Royal Fidelity Personal Retirement Account. Royal Fidelity’s…

PM Minnis Met Jamaica's Minister of Health during CARICOM

Source: Bahamas Weekly As the 39th Regular Meeting of CARICOM wrapped up, and prior his return home, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (left) on Friday, July 6, was interviewed and presented a T-Shirt with “Jamaica Moves” theme by Jamaica’s Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, MP.  (BIS Photos/Yontalay…

Independence Marks Call to Action to Improve the Country

Source: Bahamas Weekly Making a better Bahamas for future generations is what Bahamians should focus on when singing the National Anthem – a call to action to improve the country, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest on Sunday. He made this call during the Ecumenical Service…

Draft Competition Legislation

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration today issued the following statement in response to an article captioned “Competition law’s “conflict” on agent, distribution links” appearing in the Tribune Newspaper on the 4th July 2018, attributing certain statements to Mr. Mike Maura, Chairman of the Chamber of…

U.S. Embassy closure due to Bahamas Independence Day Holiday

Source: Bahamas Weekly The United States Embassy will be closed on Tuesday, July 10th in observance of The Bahamas’ Independence Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Wednesday, July 11th at 8:00 a.m. For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit…

Prime Minister Minnis Returns from CARICOM in Montego Bay

Source: Bahamas Weekly   Returning Saturday evening from the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 4-6, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis addressed a press conference at LPIA during which he said he assured Bahamian medical students in…

RBDF apprehends Foreign Poachers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines apprehended a foreign fishing vessel with fishery products onboard on Friday afternoon within the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. While conducting a routine patrol approximately one and a half miles southeast of Warderick Wells Cay within the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Defence…

Prime Minister addresses CARICOM on disaster mitigation and management

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis shared with his CARICOM colleagues, a number of initiatives being undertaken by his government in a move to improve his country’s disaster mitigation plan, through the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA. He made an address Friday morning on Disaster Resilience in the Caribbean…

Minister Thompson lauds Bahamas 45th Independence theme

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama — Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson said the theme for The Bahamas’ 45th Independence, “We’ve Come This Far by Faith,” is a fitting reminder of the core values Bahamians have held since gaining Independence in 1973. “Under the guidance of Almighty…

Minister of Foreign Affairs bilateral trade meetings at CARICOM

Source: Bahamas Weekly Montego Bay, Jamaica – Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield attended CARICOM, July 4-6 2018 bilateral meetings on trade issues impacting region and The Bahamas.  He attended the business working breakfast session, where the CARICOM Heads heard from the prime ministerial sub-committee on external and trade relations. “The…

Call for Greater Caribbean Integration at CARICOM Meeting

Source: Jones Bahamas MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) got underway with a clarion call for greater Caribbean integration among the 15 member-states and associates. Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis led The Bahamas delegation to CARICOM,…

MARCO’S ALERT PILOT LAUNCHED

Source: Jones Bahamas Admittingly long overdue, the Marco’s Alert pilot was launched yesterday,  nearly seven years after its namesake, young Marco Archer, disappeared and was subsequently found dead. As National Security Minister, Marvin Dames explained, the pilot, a team effort by the police and Multimedia Technologies – gives both authorities and the public…

DAMES REJECTS PROMOTION CLAIMS

Source: Jones Bahamas National Security Minister Marvin Dames has  fired back at claims that he promoted a close friend to Assistant Superintendent, calling them  “absurd and disingenuous.” As Progressive Liberal Party Leader, Philip “Brave” Davis tells it, the friend helped compile the Police Force’s Manpower Audit that found that The RBPF is top…

Pastors In Sympathy With Gaming Employees

Source: Jones Bahamas At least two of the  country’s Pastors believe that release of employees from gaming houses as a result of the 50 per cent  taxation imposed on gaming houses was unfortunate and unnecessary.   Bahamas Faith Ministries Senior Pastor Dave Burrows said the move was one of those being viewed  …

Local Group Seeks to Legalize Marijuana

Source: Jones Bahamas Talks of decriminalizing marijuana have set the country abuzz over the past few days and the Bahamas Cannabis Research Institute (BACARI) launched their inaugural initiative in an effort to remove restrictions placed on the herb some 48 years ago.  This issue hit close to home for BACARI’S Chairman Terry Miller…

Haitian Migrants Charged before Courts

Source: Bahamas Weekly A total of 46 Haitian migrants were charged before the courts in Nassau after they were apprehended in Bahamian waters on Tuesday past by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The migrants, (38 males, 8 females) all pleaded guilty to illegal landing before Magistrate Carolyn Evans on Thursday. Two…

39th Regular Meeting of CARICOM

Source: Bahamas Weekly Official Photo of heads of state attending the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), July 4-6, 2018 at Montego Bay Conference Centre. Pictured first row, from left: President of Guyana, H.E. Brigadier David A. Granger; Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon.…

JANE AND MARCUS BETHEL’S FAMILY GIVES UB AWARD

Source: Jones Bahamas The University of The Bahamas has secured a $100,000 scholarship called  The Jane and Marcus Bethel  Award  for its outstanding students. Those students would have  a  wide range of beliefs, ideals, and talents, are encouraged to work, and learn together, foster intellectual growth, refine their leadership skills, and enhance their…

American Celebrate With The Age of Jazz

Source: Jones Bahamas The  roaring twenties – the golden age of jazz – were back Tuesday  evening at the US Embassy’s scaled down Great Gatsby themed fourth of July celebrations at the residence of  the U.S. Ambassador, Liberty Overlook. The time marked a period when the American economy soared, bringing extraordinary levels of…

DPM Giving Some Businesses Grace Period

Source: Jones Bahamas The government is giving some business owners a break in the wake of the newly implemented 60 per cent increase in Value Added Tax. Finance Minister Peter Turnquest told reporters outside of Cabinet this past Wednesday that the reason behind this was that some industries are simply more complicated than…

Bahamians Ready for Medical Marijuana?

Source: Jones Bahamas Bahamian market and research company Public Domain yesterday found that 66 per cent of 998 Bahamians believe that adults should be able to use medicinal marijuana.  Public Domain released the results a recently conducted survey which indicated that 62 per cent of the participants also agreed that marijuana has medical…

Mixed Messsages On Boating Incident

Source: Jones Bahamas The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Deputy Leader is expressing serious concern over how news of Saturday’s deadly boating tragedy is getting out to the international community. On Saturday June 30, a 38ft charter vessel with 12 people on board, exploded off Barrataree, Exuma. I. Chester Cooper said since the incident,…

RBDF Apprehends Migrants near Eleuthera

Source: Bahamas Weekly A total of 46 Haitian migrants were brought into the Defence Force Base early Wednesday morning after being apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force on July 3, 2018. While on routine patrol off South Eleuthera, HMBS Madeira, under the command of Senior Lieutenant William Sturrup, apprehended a conventional sailing…

Phluid Phactory Presents Happy Birthday Bahamas Sale

Source: Bahamas Weekly Phluid Phactory Presents Happy Birthday Bahamas Sale Queens Highway Only. Get up to 25% Sales Ends July 10th VAT will be charged at the register HENNESSY LTR $36.99, CIROC $27.99, BAILEYS $21·99, GORDON’S GIN $14·99, STOLI $12.99, ABSOLUT $12.99, CARLO ROSSI BLUSH 4LTR $17.99, PATRON COFFEE LTR $20.99, COCONUT RUM…

The Governor General attends US Independence Celebrations

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the Anniversary Celebration of Independence of the United States of America at Liberty Overlook on Tuesday, the eve of 4th of July festivities.  Pictured during the gala from left are: Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. Peter Turnquest; Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling;…

Fun-filled time planned for Urban Renewal Summer Camp participants

Source: Bahamas Weekly Three weeks of fun and excitement have been planned for the youngsters enrolled in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development Urban Renewal’s annual Summer Camp. The camp kicked off Tuesday, July 3rd with an opening ceremony at Evangelistic Temple, Collins Avenue… Link: Fun-filled time planned for Urban Renewal

Budget Favours The Rich, Says Davis

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition leader  Philip “Brave”  Davis chalks up this year’s budget to be nothing more than a proposal that heaps more taxes onto the poor while giving the rich more tax breaks.  Mr. Davis says that the annual budget is supposed to provide a way to advance the country and its…

ANOTHER BERRY ISLANDS DROWNING

Source: Jones Bahamas Police  in  The Berry Islands  are investigating the alleged drowning of an adult male, just days after recovering a woman from those waters.  According to reports, shortly after 1:00pm yesterday, a man who was a passenger on a cruise ship, was discovered unresponsive floating in waters off Great Stirrup Cay.…

MINISTERS FOCUSED ON VISION

Source: Jones Bahamas Two of  the ministers scheduled to be reassigned from their respective posts today said that they are not surprised by the Prime Minister’s decision.  Cabinet Ministers Frankie Campbell and Renward Wells told reporters outside Cabinet yesterday that they serve “at the pleasure of the Prime Minister”.  Minister Frankie Campbell said,…

“Business Sector Over-Taxed”

Source: Jones Bahamas Some argue that the business community is already overtaxed, and a panel of financial experts agreed. Edison Sumner, Chief Executive Officer  of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, said that the general sentiments from the business sector is that they didn’t expect Value Added Tax (VAT) to increase to 12 percent,…

MINISTERS DISCUSS LEGALIZING MARIJUANA

Source: Jones Bahamas According to National Security Minister Marvin Dames, if one was to look at the countries who have moved to legalize marijuana, it is not something that will happen over night.  Mr. Dames told reporters outside of Cabinet yesterday that the country has to look at all sides of the issue. …

PM and delegation arrive in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Tuesday for CARICOM

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and delegation arrive in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 for the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)… Link: PM and delegation arrive in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Tuesday for CARICOM

RBDF Rangers (Long Island) Passing out Parade

Source: Bahamas Weekly It was an historic day on the island of Long Island, as 54 students were inducted into the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers Program, following a Passing out Parade ceremony. The students represented the 2 high schools on the island, namely; the N. G. M. Major High in Deadmans’s…

Bahamas Striping donates 10,000 Backpacks

Source: Bahamas Weekly Philanthropy is one of the cornerstones of Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC). Since the company’s inception, BSGC has always had a longstanding history of supporting various nonprofit organizations in the community. In the past, the company considered donating food because of its tangibility and demand. However, the Principals of…

Privy Council Allows Appeal of “Die” Stubbs

Source: Jones Bahamas  The Privy Council has  allowed an appeal  by  Stephen Romel “Die” Stubbs, Andrew Davis and Clinton Evans.  The matter was remitted to the Court of Appeal for a re-hearing  before a differently constituted panel of Justices of  the Court of Appeal.   A release from of  Office of the Director…

PM Shuffles Cabinet

Source: Jones Bahamas Just one year after assuming the government, Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis  has  shuffled his Cabinet,  reallocating portfolios  of  four Ministers. A release from cabinet office stated that the reallocation in the portfolios  involved Ministers Renward Wells, Frankie Campbell, Michael Pintard and Lanisha Rolle. Minister Wells will be reassigned from…

Five Charged With Several Murders

Source: Jones Bahamas Five men stood before Chief Magistrate Joy-Ann Ferguson, all charged with several  murders and possession of illegal firearms. 25-year-old McKenzie Cela is accused of five murders and armed robbery. The Hamilton street resident is accused of the murder and armed robbery of 31 year  old Robert Smith after entering his…

Gov’t Works To Protect Future Boaters

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Transport  and Local Government, Frankie Campbell says that the government will put in place maritime standards to protect future boaters following that tragic boating explosion, where the life of an American newlywed was lost. The woman identified as Malika Jackson, along with her husband and 10 others, including…

BTVI LAUNCHES NEW TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has committed to furthering the education of Bahamian students. Students are now able to obtain their associates degree by age 17, following with their bachelor’s degree by age 18. The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute along with the government of the Bahamas have  made a way…

Rotary Nassau Sunrise Continues to Invest in BTVI Students

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise continues to invest in education with a recent donation of $1,500 to the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI). BTVI President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson recently expressed that this has been a record year for scholarship support for BTVI. He is thankful for the…

C.A. Smith Presented Diplomatic Credentials to the President of Panama

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency C.A. Smith, Non-resident Ambassador of The Bahamas to Panama, presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Panama, His Excellency Juan Carlos Varela, June 26, 2018 at the Presidential Palace.  Accompanying President Varela was the Vice-President and Foreign Minister of Panama, Her Excellency Isabel de Saint…

A Tool for Studying Business Risks

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 blocks to…

45th Independence Anniversary Beat Retreat

Source: Bahamas Weekly   Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) attended the annual Independence celebration Beat Retreat on Sunday evening downtown in Rawson and Parliament squares.  Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis are pictured viewing the parade left of the Governor General, and Minister of National…

45th Independence Activities Officially Begin

Source: Bahamas Weekly Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands declared “Let the Celebrations Begin – March on Bahamaland,” as he officially launched activities in Parliament Square, Friday, June 29, to mark the country’s 45th anniversary as an independent and sovereign nation. In his remarks, Dr. Sands, who represented Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime…

Bahamas Press Club mourns slain journalists

Source: Bahamas Weekly Thursday 28th June 2018 was a sad day in Annapolis, Maryland when an armed man entered the newsroom of the Capital Gazette and executed five people. June 28 was a sad day for journalists and people working in newsrooms all over the world, who now feel unsafe because individuals may…

One Dies, Ten Injured In Boat Explosion

Source: Jones Bahamas The tourism industry  in Exuma  was  tarnished  on Saturday morning  when  a 40-foot Charter boat exploded off  Barretarre, killing an American tourist and  injuring ten others. Six of the ten injured  were transported  by  Air Ambulance  to the Princess Margaret Hospital. The other four were transported to Clearwater, Florida  by…

Police Probe Two Weekend Homicides

Source: Jones Bahamas Police are investigating   the country’s latest homicide  which occurred on  Cowpen Road just west of Spikenard Road leaving a female dead.  Officers  are also actively investigating a shooting in New Providence that occurred on Saturday evening, which left one man dead and another female missing.  Reports  said that shortly…

Elisha Obed Dies

Source: Jones Bahamas The sporting  community is mourning  the passing of one of the nation’s  most outstanding Sportsmen  with the passing of former World junior Middleweight Champion, Oswald Everette Ferguson, better known as Elisha Obed. Obed, who passed  away last week after a long illness. In 1973 Obed won all twelve fights he…

Roberts Blasts Treatment of New Doctors

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Bradley Roberts yesterday criticized the government for being “in stark contrast to the political rhetoric and promises made by the Prime Minister”. Mr. Roberts said that “the Minnis  government is all talk and  not committed to building capacity in and…

VAT INCREASE DOESN’T MEAN ECONOMIC CONTRACTION, SAYS FS

Source: Jones Bahamas Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson says  the  increase in Value Added Tax (VAT)  which became effective yesterday does not necessarily mean a  contraction of  the economy of   The Bahamas.   Appearing on the Love 97 Radio Programme Jones and Company yesterday, Mr. Johnson recalled that back in 2015 when the…

Prime Minister discusses Budget with Family Island communities

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis visited communities around the Family Islands to discuss with residents the 2018/19 National Budget and how it would impact their lives, and the Value Added Tax increase to 12 percent. Town Hall Meetings were held in church halls and community centres where   residents…

RBDF Rangers (Grand Bahama) Passing out Parade

Source: Bahamas Weekly A total of 54 students were inducted into the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers Program on the island of Grand Bahama during a recent Passing out Parade ceremony at the C. A. Smith Government Complex in Freeport. Attending the ceremony were Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of National…

Statement On Exuma Tour Boat Incident

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) is deeply saddened by yesterday’s tour boat incident in Exuma. We pray for the family of the passenger who succumbed to her injuries, and offer our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends as they mourn her loss. Our prayers are also…

RBPF Missing: 22 year old Jovan Amanda Sands of Forest, Exuma.

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 22year old Jovan Amanda Sands of Forest, Exuma. Sands is described as being about 5’7” tall, slim build, weighing approximately 170lbs, with dark complexion. She was last seen leaving her home on Thursday, 28th June, 2018…  Link: RBPF Missing: 22 year old

RBPF: Boating accident Exuma

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on the Island of Exuma are investigating a boating accident which left one person dead and several others injured, Saturday, 30th June, 2018. According to reports, shortly after 9:00am, a 40’ chartered tour boat was traveling in waters just off Barraterre, Exuma, with ten (10) tourist and two (2)…

The Governor General attended luncheon in her honor and in celebration of Bahamas Independence

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre), attended a Luncheon hosted by the Honorary Consul of Italy that was held in her honor and in celebration of upcoming Bahamas Independence, June 27, 2018 at Sapodilla restaurant.  Representatives of the diplomatic community are pictured. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson).. Link: The Governor

Kingston cops Nearshore City of the Year at Nexus Illuminate Awards

Source: Bahamas Weekly Kingston has received the award of Nearshore City of the Year at the Nexus Illuminate Awards, hosted by Nearshore Americas in San Francisco, USA. Jamaica’s trade and investment promotion Agency, JAMPRO, received the honor at the awards ceremony on June 26, 2018. The Illuminate Awards recognizes the leading Outsourcing companies…

BPL ready for the summer

Source: Jones Bahamas The Chief Executive Officer of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL)  Whitney Heastie said yesterday that there will be no load shedding this summer,  but there is no guarantee of no outages.  Mr. Heastie said the company has spent a lot of time preparing for this upcoming summer which he anticipates…

The Bahamas Bowl Games Proved A Boost to the Economy

Source: Jones Bahamas It was  announced yesterday  that a total of 9,200 visitors to New Providence over the past four years injected $23.8 million into the local economy due to the Bahamas Bowl. An additional $5 million was spent on food, supplies, entertainment, and local transportation.  Minister of Transport Frankie Campbell said that…

Bahamian Chinese Community Speaks Out

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamian Chinese Community Association of The Bahamas (CCA)  is  outraged in the wake of disturbing videos circulating on social media coupled with a recent television report that they say distorted and damaged the public’s perception of them. The organization made it clear in a release that it has been…

LOCAL CHARITIES PREPARE FOR VAT HIKE

Source: Jones Bahamas With the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) becoming  effective on Sunday, July 1st,  many organizations in Civil Society are bracing themselves for increase expenditures and a shortfall in revenue. That includes local charities like The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and The Great Commission, who either expect or are…

Bain Town MP To Launch Tourism Consultancy

Source: Jones Bahamas The recently fired Parliamentary Secretary Travis Robinson says he   is still going beyond for his Bain Town constituents  and  has decided to form a new business.  “Travis Robinson the man behind the name, I am now going into some consultancy business as relates to tourism in the Bahamas,” says…

VAT Compliance Workshop at BAIC

Source: Bahamas Weekly Small to medium business owners took time to attend the VAT Compliance Workshop Program at BAIC on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  The aim of this workshop was “To offer direct assistance to cause entrepreneurs to be profitable or more profitable than they are, and to simplify the VAT process for…

Public Notice Department Of Labour Office Closure

Source: Bahamas Weekly Due to the official opening ceremony of the Public Employment Service Unit’s ‘One Stop Shop,’ the Department of Labour’s offices on Rosetta Street, Carmichael Road, and Robinson Road will be closed on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience caused… Link: Public

Dolly Madison Pre-Independence Sale: June 28-30

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – Before VAT increases Dolly Madison Home Center is having a massive Storewide Sale! Come on Down for 3 Whole Days of Shop till you drop Savings at Dolly Madison just before the tax increase! Link: Dolly Madison Pre-Independence Sale: June 28-30

Nassau road closures for 45th Independence Anniversary Launch

Source: Bahamas Weekly The 45th Independence Anniversary Official Launch Ceremony will be held in Rawson/Parliament Squares on Friday 29th June, 2018 commencing at 6:00pm. Following the official ceremony there will be a Rush to Independence commencing at Bay and East Streets and concluding at George Street. ROAD CLOSURE: From 4:00pm until after the…

150 Have Ministry of Youth Summer Jobs in GB

Source: Bahamas Weekly One hundred and fifty young people were told to take advantage of their job placement and learn something from the opportunity on Thursday, June 28, by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard. Minister Pintard addressed the youth job placement orientation at Foster B. Pestaina Centre, Christ…

“Integrity Not For Sale”

Source: Jones Bahamas One week after being fired, Bains and Grants Town MP, Travis Robinson, yesterday reconfirmed his commitment to support  the governing Free National Movement.  “My integrity is not for sale, my conviction is not for sale, my one vote is not for sale,” Robinson said.  Contrary to the assumptions made, according…

MP Wants New System of Governance

Source: Jones Bahamas The Member of Parliament for Bain and Grants Town and former Parliamentary Secretary in The Ministry of Tourism, Travis Robinson has called for a select committee to evaluate the Westminister system of government in terms of its relevance, effectiveness and continued adherence in the 21st century Bahamas.  The young MP…

LIMITED SPACE FOR NEW DOCTORS

Source: Jones Bahamas The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has opened its doors to 40 of 49 new graduates of the University of the West Indies for a one year internship, according to Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands.  Dr. Sands described this internship as essential for the preparation and licensure for the country’s medical…

Royal Fidelity Addresses “Pension Crisis”

Source: Jones Bahamas Some  Bahamians  believe  that national insurance is enough, leaning on it as their primary source of income. However  it was created to supplement retirement savings.   According to Cleora Farquharson, Royal Fidelity Assistant Vice President of Pension Services, most Bahamians work  30  to  40 years and then live diminished lives.…

Six Haitians Arraigned on Drug Charges

Source: Jones Bahamas Six Haitian Nationals were  arraigned yesterday on one count each of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, conspiracy to import dangerous drugs and importation of dangerous drugs with intent to supply. A drug bust on Inagua…

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery and stabbing incidents

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police investigates armed robbery: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Wednesday, 27th June, 2018… Police investigates stabbing incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating an armed robbery and stabbing incident which left an adult male with injuries, Wednesday, 27th…

GIBC Digital Officially Opened in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Officially opening GIBC Digital on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, said that making Grand Bahama a tech hub will not only create jobs, but a good quality of life and opportunities for young people. GIBC Digital announced their Grand…

Bahamian-Chinese Community response to videos on social media

Source: Bahamas Weekly We the members of the local Bahamian-Chinese Community feel that we must address the recent disturbing videos circulating on social media; and, the report on the same published by Eyewitness News that totally misconstrued the events which occurred The Eyewitness News report has distorted and damaged the public’s perception of…

Maritime Security, ‘Critical’ For The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Maritime Security is ‘particularly critical’ for The Bahamas, given its makeup as an archipelagic nation, said Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell: borders are extremely porous, as the country features a vast expanse of water covering an area of 100,000 square miles. The Minister delivered opening…

Prince of Pan Africanism Dr. Umar Johnson comes to The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly World renown motivational speaker on Pan Africanism Dr. Umar Johnson will be visiting The Bahamas on June 30 for a special event designed to encourage Bahamians to love their African roots as a part of understanding their true identit He will serve as the main speaker for “Unapologetically African” presented…

Pilot Busing Program To Be Launched

Source: Jones Bahamas The pilot Busing program is said to be ready sooner than we think, Minister of Transport Frankie Campbell says that this initiative is expected to facilitate economic activity by relieving congestion on the streets of New Providence. The plan is to create a more “sustainable urban bus system”, and providing…

Relocation Of General Post Office, A Work In Progress

Source: Jones Bahamas Plans are said to be progressing for the relocation of the  General Post Office.“If the general post office does not function, nothing else in the postal sector functions. That is the nucleus of the operation…” says Minister Frankie Campbell. He says that he would like to thank the staff of…

BIFF Participates In Over-The-Hill Initiative

Source: Jones Bahamas The 15-year-old Bahamas International Film Festival  has  expanded   its outreach to young Bahamians by joining the Over the Hill Development Program in molding  young people in those communities. The program was designed around six pillars: alleviating poverty, economic empowerment, rejuvenation, smart technology, green technology and youth and elderly empowerment.…

Robinson To Respond To Firing

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Travis Robinson is expected to make a communication in the House of Assembly today   to respond to the revocation  of his appointment. Mr. Robinson – the youngest MP – was fired as a Parliamentary Secretary one day after he voted against…

Shanty-Town Residents To Be Regularized

Source: Jones Bahamas A number of Shantytown residents in New Providence may have relocated, but only a small number of them have applied to regularize their status. Immigration Minister Brent Symonette put that number at 19 and said that all of them reside in Abaco’s Muddcommunity. According to the minister, the Department of…

Tradewinds 2018 Cultural Show

Source: Bahamas Weekly After over 2 weeks of military and law enforcement training for the largest regional training exercise of its kind, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosted hundreds of participants of Exercise Tradewinds 2018 from over 20 nations got a few hours to soak in and enjoy the culture of The Bahamas.…

45th Anniversary Celebrations of Bahamas Independence

Source: Bahamas Weekly The nation prepares to celebrate 45 years of Independence, and what a celebration it will be.  Almost each day from this Friday, June 29, to Tuesday, July 10 — Independence Day — there will be festivities and events to enjoy: time to wave the Flag, and celebrate the black, gold,…

Labour Minister meets with Credit Suisse Bahamas Officials

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Minister of Labour, Senator, the Honourable Dion A. Foulkes, along with Labour officials recently met with senior executives of Credit Suisse Bahamas. Credit Suisse employs 104 people in The Bahamas. It has a long-standing history in the country having a presence for almost 50 years as one of the…

The Bahamas Prepares for Upcoming UN CEDAW Convention

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas, through the Department of Gender and Family Affairs of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, is diligently preparing to ensure proper representation at the upcoming United Nations CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women) Convention, which takes place October 22 to…

WTO and Globia Announce Tourism Competition

Source: Bahamas Weekly The tourism sector has taken a giant step into the future. The World Tourism Organization(UNWTO), in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, announced the launch of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition. It is the world’s first and largest initiative devoted to identifying new…

Making it safe for our children to enjoy the water

Source: Bahamas Weekly Save The Bays partners with international group SwimTayka and Waterkeepers Bahamas to offer free swimming, first aid and life guard training to young people in Bimini The children of Bimini can now enjoy the stunning marine environment that surrounds them with increased safety and confidence thanks to a groundbreaking partnership…

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Monday, 25th June 2018, which left an adult male with injuries.  Shortly before 6:00pm, a group of men were standing on Antiqua Street, Elizabeth Estates, when a silver Toyota vehicle pulled up. Occupants of this vehicle opened fire…

PLP SETS STANDARDS FOR CANDIDATES

Source: Jones Bahamas In an ongoing  effort to select suitable candidates  to win  the next general elections,  the leadership of  the Progressive Liberal Party  has  endorsed  what is being called “a mix of qualities and standards to become an effective and lasting Member of Parliament on a PLP team. The requirements come after…

AG ATTACKS CHINESE LABOUR

Source: Jones Bahamas Attorney General, Senator Carl Bethel yesterday urged that it’s time for the so-called foolishness that has been allowed to take place at the multi-million-dollar Pointe Development to stop.  That was the no nonsense warning of  Senator Bethel in connection with the number of Chinese workers at the downtown Nassau project.…

Minister Optimistic Over Hotel Sale

Source: Jones Bahamas The Grand Lucayan, is one of Grand Bahama’s most anticipated investment projects, yet by the government’s own admission, wrapping up a sale for the beleaguered property is taking longer than expected. State Minister of Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson told members of the Senate yesterday  that the government’s commitment to…

Mitchell: “VAT Increase Unconscionable”

Source: Jones Bahamas According to Senator Fred Mitchell, fifty percent of the people who make under $30,000  a year  in The Bahamas cannot make ends meet at the end of the month. The  Leader of the  Opposition  in the Senate  made it clear that  he supports the government’s spending, but part ways on…

Leadership Changes At Port Department

Source: Jones Bahamas The port department is  changing  its leadership.  Commander Raymond King, veteran of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force will be named the new port controller as of June 30th when Acting Port Controller Captain Cyril Roker retires.   Minister of Transport  Frankie Campbell made the announcement while highlighting the  contributions of…

Determining Your Business Viability

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 blocks to…

DPM officially opens police summer camp

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police officers were thanked by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest on Monday, June 25, for once again hosting their annual Summer Camp. He said they do not know the impact, through helping to build integrity and character, that they are having on the…

Public encouraged to support and enjoy Independence Events

Source: Bahamas Weekly An “exciting” calendar of events has been prepared for this year’s Independence celebrations.  Mark Humes, Chairman of the 45th Independence Secretariat, said the public could look forward to improvements from last year. “Every event this year is going to be a highlight. We’ve worked hard to put together an exciting…

Farmer's Market Opens at Elizabeth Estates Park

Source: Bahamas Weekly Despite the rainy weather, a healthy crowd was present at the first Elizabeth Estates Park Pop Up Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning, June 23, 2018. The fresh, affordable produce proved to be irresistible.  Elizabeth Estates is now the third Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources/BAIC ‘pop up’ Farmer’s Market: others…

TEDxGrandBahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly TEDxGrandBahama returns for its fourth year and will take place on Saturday, 30th June, 2018 at 7:00pm at Market Square in Port Lucaya Marketplace.Grand Bahama’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together to take a multidisciplinary approach to ideas worth sharing that together can positively impact our local community, and…

MP Blindsided

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services Vaughn Miller says his confidence remains with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, despite being terminated from his position as a parliamentary secretary after voting against the  increase in Value Added Tax (VAT). The member of parliament for Golden Isles  said that…

Breadbasket Items To Increase

Source: Jones Bahamas Raw almonds, cashews, fruits and vegetables may be among the list of breadbasket items after consultation, according to Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands.  Dr. Sands  made the statement  yesterday  at  the University of the West Indies’ Clinical Medicine and Research 2018 commencement ceremony. As a fresh batch of physicians enters…

JOBLESS RATE TO INCREASE

Source: Jones Bahamas Minister of Labour, Senator Dion Foulkes  has expressed both surprise and serious concern over local gaming house, Island Luck’s, decision to axe some 350 employees within just 30 days. Mr. Foulkes  said he received a memo to that effect  with the gaming giant citing the forthcoming increased gaming taxes as…

Man Shot in Club Fight

Source: Jones Bahamas Police officers in the capital need help in the investigation surrounding a shooting Saturday morning which left a male  in his mid-thirties dead.  The shooting occurred on Culmersville off of Mackey Street shortly before 2am.  Officials said that the victim was involved in an altercation with another man at a…

Illegal Immigrants apprehended in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly (10) Illegal Immigrants apprehended by police in Grand Bahama. Reports are that on Sunday 24th June 2018 shortly before 6:00pm, officers while patrolling on Lunar Boulevard, and acting on information, searched the bushes in the area and apprehended (4) adult Chinese men and (6) Ecuadorians; (3) adult males, (2) adult…

RBPF: Alleged drowning incident on the island of Bimini

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on the island of Bimini are investigating the death of a 54 year old American male. Reports are that on Sunday 24th June 2018 shortly after 11:00am, an American male along with family members, were reportedly swimming on Luna Beach that is situated on the northern side of North…

2018 List of Emergency Shelters for All Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly 2018 LIST OF EMERGENCY SHELTERS NEW PROVIDENCE WESTERN DISTRICT 1.    Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Farrington Road, 2.    New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road… ABACO North Abaco: Amy Roberts Primary School  – Green Turtle Cay,   Grand Cay All Age School – Grand Cay…   Link: 2018 List of Emergency Shelters

Davis says ‘Dismantled' REU will decrease revenue growth

Source: Bahamas Weekly Stating that the 2018/2019 Budget is void of any real economic growth, Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis is certain this is due in part to how the government has ‘dismantled’ the Revenue Enhancement Unit (REU) causing revenue collection in the country to suffer. According to Davis, the REU was established…

Tradewinds 2018 Closing Ceremony

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Minister of National Security, the Honourable Marvin Dames, expressed profound thanks for the United States Government’s sponsorship of Exercise Tradewinds, the largest annual regional event of its kind that promotes Caribbean Security among partner nations.   In his remarks at the closing ceremony for Exercise Tradewinds 2018 at Coral Harbour…

Minister Dames Lauds Tradewinds Exercise at Closing Ceremony

Source: Bahamas Weekly While bringing Official Remarks at the Tradewinds 2018 exercise closing ceremony, on June 21, 2018, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said that it was certainly an honour to be there at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force HMBS Coral Harbour among participating parties, who had worked so hard…

Applications Now Open for HackIT Bahamas 2018!

Source: Bahamas Weekly Applications are now open for Hack<IT> Bahamas 2018, scheduled July 24-28 at St. Andrew’s School. Open to private and public school students in grades 9-12, Hack<IT> Bahamas 2018 will provide five days of hands-on STEM instruction. With a focus on developing a technology based startup, the camp will give nearly…

“VAT Increase Heartless”

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Senator Doctor Michael Darville says Progressive Liberal Party Senators will not support the 60 percent increase in Value Added Tax (VAT).   The senator, argued that the increase was “unacceptable, disgraceful, heartless and certainly cannot be afforded at this time.” He urged the government to stop being lazy administrators…

Foulkes: Shantytowns In Decline

Source: Jones Bahamas Since the Shantytown Audit, the number of shantytowns in New Providence has been lowered to ten, as one has already been destroyed, forcing its residents to relocate.  According to the Head of the Shantytown Committee,  Senator Dion Foulkes, contrary to popular beliefs, non-Bahamians are not the only ones who call…

Gov’t To Focus On Fixed election dates

Source: Jones Bahamas Attorney General  Carl Bethel indicated in his 2018/2019 budget contribution in the Senate that the idea of having fixed election dates  is still very much the focus of the  government. The Attorney General continued to push the whole idea of having fixed election dates as promised by the government on…

Officials Working to Rid Prison of Rogue Officers

Source: Jones Bahamas National Security Minister Marvin Dames said yesterday that while the vast majority of law enforcement officers may be committed to serving the country, there are still errant officers hell-bent on undermining the system at any cost.  Prison officials plan to beef up raids at the Department of Correctional Services in…

Increase in generator sales

Source: Jones Bahamas Several businesses are reporting a jump in purchases for residential generators. Having been left in the dark one too many times over the summer and during hurricane seasons, Bahamians seem to not be taking any chances this time around. Bahamas Welding and Fire Assistant Sales and Marketing Manager, Mavis Duncombe…

Sandals Responds to Misleading Reports

Source: Bahamas Weekly Once more we have noticed attempts to spread misinformation and unsubstantiated claims about Sandals Resorts International, including a totally sensationalized headline regarding a recent statement by Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley. However we are not and have never been deterred by fake news, rather we appreciate the opportunity it gives…

RBC Head pays courtesy call on Sunshine Group

Source: Bahamas Weekly Newly appointed RBC Regional Head, Corporate Banking, Darryl White, on Wednesday, paid a courtesy call on Sunshine Holdings Limited (SHL). Sunshine Holdings Chairman, Sir Franklyn Wilson congratulated Mr. White on his new role. Mr. White stressed that Sunshine Holdings is a very strong and important relationship to the bank. Link:

Recording Academy™ statement: David Bianco

Source: Bahamas Weekly GRAMMY® winner David Bianco was a remarkable engineer, mixer, and producer and a prominent member of our music community. Highly respected in his field, Bianco contributed his expertise to many distinguished artists’ recordings, including Bob Dylan’s Together Through Life, Mick Jagger’s Wandering Spirit, and Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzmosis, among others. His…

Juvenile Arraigned for Murder

Source: Jones Bahamas  A 17-year-old male of Periwinkle Avenue, off Kemp Road stood before magistrate Koschina Marshall yesterday at 2pm. He was charged with unlawful harm and the intentional cause of death of Michael Johnson  on Homestead Street on June 4th  this year.   Johnson was shot shortly  while standing outside his home,…

VAT Increase Gets Mixed Views

Source: Jones Bahamas The topic of the increase in  Value Added Tax (VAT)  has been  discussed throughout the country  since the day the  2018/2019 national  budget was first introduced to the Bahamian public. Members of the public  interviewed by this Journal  have given  mixed  reactions  to the increase.  While  everyone  offered different views, …

Sin tax threatens a local industry

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Premium Cigar Association says  the government should embrace rather than stifle significant economic opportunity. In a statement released yesterday  BPCA President Michael Maragh said it came to their attention that the government is considering the imposition of both a sin tax and a new tobacco control bill.  The…

AG DEFENDS FIRINGS

Source: Jones Bahamas The firings of three Free National Movement  members of parliament  was in keeping with parliamentary rules. This  was expressed by a  Attorney General, Carl Bethel before kicking off debate on the 2018/2019 budget in the Senate yesterday. Two parliamentary secretaries and a board chairman being stripped of their duties after…

PM: Grand Bahama Ideal For Tech Industry

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis  says “Grand Bahama is the ideal location within The Bahamas that can support the establishment and growth of a technology cluster and block chain and other software companies that can jumpstart the technology industry in The Bahamas.”   Dr. Minnis  was giving  the keynote address yesterday…

Tradewinds 2018 Military Training Drill at South Beach Pools

Source: Bahamas Weekly Tradewinds 2018 military training participants from the Royal Bahamas Defence and Police Forces, the United States and Mexico, performed the final exercise with the scenario of rescue and extraction of hostages on June 20, 2018, at the South Beach Pools, in Nassau, The Bahamas.  Two Black Hawk helicopters and RBDF…

How Nygard Mitigated Business Threats

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 blocks to…

Davis: Worst Budget Ever Brought To Parliament

Source: Bahamas Weekly In little over a year, the country has descended into the “worst of times” says Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, citing the 2018/2019 Budget, as proposed by the FNM Administration, as the worst budget ever brought to Parliament in a post-independence era. Davis said the present government cannot point to…

MPs told:“Resign or Be Resigned”

Source: Jones Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest admitted yesterday that the government was very disappointed with the decision of four  Free National Movement  members  of Parliament to vote against the increase of Value Added Tax on Monday. Mr. Turnquest also said that he accepts the fact that this is what democracy is all…

DPM Addresses Concerns of Ignoring Poor

Source: Jones Bahamas Amid concerns of the budget ignoring the poor, Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest  yesterday reiterated a call for the public to pay less attention to political pundits, social media, and political operatives. Mr. Turnquest affirmed that many parts of the 2018/2019 fiscal budget  have a direct benefit for Bahamians,  particularly those…

Gov’t To Empower Bahamians With Land

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, says “our vision is to create a minimum of one subdivision per year over the next 10 years.” Dr. Minnis  made the pledge  to members of the House of Assembly on Monday while participating in the budget debate. The government wants to give  each Bahamian an…

Eleven Web Shops To Close

Source: Jones Bahamas On Tuesday June 19th, Asure Win Gaming Company sent an official communication notifying the Gaming Board of the company’s intention to close 11 locations nationwide at the end of June. It is anticipated that these closures will result in the termination of approximately 50 employees, as well as the termination of property leases, which facilitate these locations. A statement from the…

BAHAMAS UNIFIED BUS DRIVERS UNION FORMED

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Unified Bus Drivers Union, the very first bus driver’s union in the Bahamas made its debut  yesterday with many progressive  plans  for the future. Union President Frederick Farrington says that their main goals are to facilitate and jumpstart a busing system that is long overdue, that works for everyone.…

DNA: The Voice of the People will not be Silenced

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Voice of the People will not be Silenced     Government is tone deaf     The people’s voice will not be silenced… According to media reports, the Members of Parliament (MPs) for Golden Isles, Bain and Grants Town and Pineridge have been terminated from their government posts for voting against…

PM TO MPs :”VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE”

Source: Jones Bahamas It has been  no secret,  the Minnis administration has received  fierce push back to its decision to increase Value Added Tax (VAT)  and that came  from outside and inside the governing party;  particularly from  Free National Movement  Members of Parliament  Reece Chipman, Vaughn Miller, Frederick McAlpine and Travis Robinson.   In…

“ VAT INCREASE PROTECTS BAHAMIANS”, SAYS PM

Source: Jones Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis outlined the various options that the government had on Value Added Tax  (VAT), saying that it took a decision to protect future generations.  He  spent a full three plus hours wrapping up debate on the 2018/2019 budget, which has found both the opposition and several…

DAVIS: VAT Increase Oppresses Poor And Provides For Rich

Source: Jones Bahamas Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis says he cannot support the presentation of the 2018/2019 budget as its various increases in areas like VAT only oppresses the poor and provides for the rich.   He noted that the increases in VAT being proposed is ‘symtomatic’ to the disease of mismanagement, but…

RBDF IN SEARCH OF POACHERS

Source: Jones Bahamas The search is on for a group of Dominican poachers.   Crewmembers aboard the HMBS Durward Knowles were on routine patrol in the southern Bahamas when they came across a 50ft vessel in the Great Bahama Bank.   On board were four Dominican fishermen along with a quantity of fish.…

UB Students get assistance

Source: Jones Bahamas The University of the Bahamas will  be providing financial backing for students that are unable to afford the expense of attending the prestigious university. Making good on  this promise, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced that UB students who meet certain entry requirements will receive free tuition. This will take effect…

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates drowning incident

Source: Bahamas Weekly Shortly after 3:00pm, Monday, 18th June, 2018, police received information that a child was discovered unresponsive in waters at Arawak Cay, New Providence. According to reports, a male child was at the beach at Arawak Cay, along with a family member and other children. As the family was about to…

 A Business Dilemma

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 blocks to…

‘How Low Can You Go?’

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 blocks to…

DPM Presents Budget Issues to Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce

Source: Bahamas Weekly The government has made provisions to empower people during this current budget period, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest during the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon, June 15, at Pelican Bay. Minister Turnquest, in explaining why the government will increase VAT from…

Tradewinds 2018 'Dive and Search' Drill at Prince George Wharf

Source: Bahamas Weekly Tradewinds 2018 military exercise participants from various countries participated in a ‘Dive and Search’ drill on June 15, 2018 on Prince George Wharf, in Nassau, The Bahamas. Tradewinds 2018 is an annual regional military training exercise that is being held in The Bahamas June 14-21;  this year’s exercise focuses on…

Keith Thompson Sworn In as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal

Source: Bahamas Weekly Keith Thompson was sworn-in as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Friday, June 15, 2018.  (BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)… Link: Keith Thompson Sworn In as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting, armed robbery and stabbing incidents – Illegal ammunition and dangerous drugs recovered

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police investigates shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Sunday, 17th June 2018, which left an adult male with injuries… Police investigates armed robbery and stabbing incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating an armed robbery and stabbing incident which…

More Time Needed To Balance Budget, Says Francis

Source: Jones Bahamas Former Governor of The Central Bank of the Bahamas, Julian Francis says three years is not enough time to achieve the balancing of the budget of the Bahamas. Mr. Francis who appeared as a guest of the Radio and Television programme Jones and Company yesterday on Love 97 and  JCN…

Roberts Accuses Gov’t of “ Reverse Robin Hood”

Source: Jones Bahamas Registering his opposition  to new taxes to be imposed by the government, former  Cabinet Minister Bradley Roberts says, “ the Free National Movement government  proposes to refund half of the taxes collected in Grand Bahama to the Container Port, Buckeye and Statoil while squeezing the poor for more taxes. They…

Three Murdered

Source: Jones Bahamas The  Owner of a Restaurant on Plantation Hill, West Bay Street, Noel Cartwright was not able to spend Fathers Day with his family on Sunday.  He was killed after being shot by an assailant around  1a.m  on Sunday. He was one of three men murdered in separate incidents.  Police say…

Dames Calls For Public Help

Source: Jones Bahamas The Public can now assist police in their fight against crime with a new efficient app which is set to roll out soon.  P3 Tips is an app available in the Apple and Play Stores which will enable individuals to report crimes anonymously in record speed.  Minister of National Security…

Gov’t Gets $70 million IDB Loan For Family Islands  

Source: Jones Bahamas The Bahamas Government entered into a contractual arrangement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for investment projects totalling $70 million.   During the signing ceremony between the Government and the IDB at the Ministry of Finance, last  Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said during…

Spreading Shark Education in the Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Education nonprofit organization Sharks4Kids is excited to announce their official partnership with The Bahamas National Trust. The Bahamas National Trust manages  32 National Parks throughout the Bahamas, some of which are marine parks. Management requires both conservation and education to be successful. The BNT Discovery Club Guardians completed a shark…

RBPF: Structural Fire Investigation- Harbour Island

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating a fire which destroyed a two story structure on Harbour Island, Saturday, 16th June, 2018. According to reports, shortly after 11am, a propane delivery truck was servicing a propane tank at a wash house, when an explosion occurred, resulting in the building…

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicides & Solving armed robbery- Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicides: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating two shooting incidents, overnight, which has left two men dead. In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, Saturday, 16th June, 2018, a male employee was in a clothing store…

RBDF apprehends Poachers

Source: Bahamas Weekly Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) Durward Knowles apprehended a Dominican fishing vessel for poaching in Bahamian waters on Saturday morning. While on routine patrol in the southern Bahamas, HMBS Durward Knowles, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Omarv Saunders apprehended a 50-ft Dominican fishing vessel on the Great Bahama Bank…

HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting

Source: Bahamas Weekly Casting Recent Home-buyers in New Providence Area! Contact Us Now! The popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is currently filming the second season and Enter the Picture Productions is looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!…

Tradewinds Soft Opening

Source: Bahamas Weekly Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, officially welcomed the 800 participants from 22 nations to Tradewinds 2018 during a soft opening ceremony on June 14th at the Defence Force Base. As he welcomed the troops to The Bahamas, Commodore Bethel, who is also the Chief of Defence Staff for the…

BAMSI's Agricultural Development Officer to Attend Training Course in Bangkok, Thailand

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) is pleased to announce that Agricultural Development Officer (ADO) Sheri Hortence Fountain has been awarded a fellowship to attend the Annual International Training Course (AITC) on “Food Security-Postharvest, Processing and Produce Development of Selected Agro–Industrial Product”, June 12 – July 11, 2018.…

Lighthouse Pointe Father's Day Brunch- June 17th

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – CELEBRATE DAD THIS FATHER’S DAY at Lighthouse Pointe Grand Bahama Island Sunday June 17,  12-4 pm Adults $45 • Children $22.50 (5-12 YRS) • Children FREE (UNDER 5 YRS) PORTOBELLO’S MENU: SOUP Bahamian Conch Chowder, Sweet Potato Bisque BREAKFAST CORNER: Boil Fish, Stew Conch, Chicken Souse……

When Your Business Is In Trouble

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 blocks to…

DPM Turnquest: The 2018/19 Budget is not just about taxes

Source: Bahamas Weekly Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said the Government’s 2018/19 Budget is not just about taxes, no matter how controversial the government’s taxes might be. “The government has implemented a range of measures on the expenditure side to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and to…

Upstairs On The Bay Father's Day Special – June 17th

Source: Bahamas Weekly Freeport, Grand Bahama – Upstairs On The Bay We Love Dads! FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: Crab Salad or Garden Salad, Blackened Mutton Snapper Served with Coconut Peas ‘N’ Rice and  Fried Plantain $32.95 OR 12 oz Rib Eye Steak with Peppercorn Sauce served with Shrimp Alfredo Pasta and Broccoli $40.00 Carrot…

Deputy DG of Tourism Greets Doug Williams of Washington Redskins at SLS Baha Mar

Source: Bahamas Weekly At a recent Washington Redskins welcome reception at SLS Baha Mar, Deputy Director General of Tourism E. ‘Tommy’ Thompson is pictured, left, greeting Washington Redskins Senior Vice-President of Player Personnel (and former American Football Quarterback) Doug Williams; looking on is well-known Bahamian sports figure, Jeff Rodgers, who conducts annual basketball…

Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference 2018

Source: Bahamas Weekly At Opening Ceremony of the third Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference at the Prince of Wales Room, Altantis, Paradise Island, June 12, 2018: in group photo, from left — Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority Director General Captain Charles Beneby; Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Permanent Secretary Charles Albury; Chairman/Coordinator of Caribbean Aviation…

GBPA announces multi-mllion dollar 'Eco-Oil'Project

Source: Bahamas Weekly Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 – Freeport, Bahamas – The launch ceremony for Eco-Oil Bahamas Ltd. (EOB), on Grand Bahama Island is being referred to as a ‘Red Letter Day’ for the city by President Ian Rolle, of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA). Executives of Eco-Oil Ltd, Portugal and…

Gov’t to Sue Over Education Loans

Source: Jones Bahamas The Ministry of Education is taking legal action against Bahamian students  who have failed to pay off their education loans. The government was depending on reviving the Education Loan Authority this year, but it is likely that will  not  happen because of the current outstanding loans. According to Education Minister…

Ministry of Tourism Stepping Up Their Game

Source: Jones Bahamas The  Director General of the Ministry of Tourism Joy Jibrilu  said  yesterday that the industry intends to up its game in the wake of the pending rise in Value Added Tax (VAT).  Ms. Jibrilu   pointed out that The Bahamas is considered a high cost destination unlike its competitors to…

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