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Eco-Oil Bahamas to start business in Freeport with $10 million investment


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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson says that Eco-Oil joins the growing list of foreign and local direct investors showing confidence in Grand Bahamas local economy, with its initial investment of $10 million during construction and operation phases.

Minister Thompsons remarks came during the official launch and ground breaking ceremony for Eco-Oil Bahamas, on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the site of the companys proposed office space just off J. Levarity Highway...

HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting


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!

Are you expats who purchased in the Bahamas We are currently looking for people in New Providence and the surrounding area...

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. June 16


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Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Saturday 16th June 2018

General situation: A surface ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the weather producing stable conditions over the islands.

Special warnings: Boaters and beachgoers should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers or thunderstorms...

Tradewinds Soft Opening


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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 regional exercise, encouraged participants to take advantage of every opportunity to learn and improve their skills for the collective security of the region...

Lighthouse Pointe Father's Day Brunch- June 17th


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - CELEBRATE DAD THIS FATHERS 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...

DOWN-HOME ENTREES: Tossed Salad, Cole Slaw...Andros Crab n Rice, Island Style Steamed Chicken, Fried West End Snapper...

The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2018


Now in our 12th year! The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to once again offer FREE summer camp listings for ANYONE / ANYWHERE in The Bahamas! Have your camp included in our DIRECTORY at no cost!

Summer is a time for children, and we want to ensure your children have a great summer. As a community service, The Bahamas Weekly allows anyone running a Summer Camp in The Bahamas to list their information about their camp viewable to thousands  of our readers each month for FREE.

Get your Camp Info to us NOW! Email all your details (about, cost, ages, sex, contact info, how to register) today!

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


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said the Governments 2018/19 Budget is not just about taxes, no matter how controversial the governments taxes might be.

The government has implemented a range of measures on the expenditure side to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and to transfer those responsibilities that belong with the private sector to the private sector, DPM Turnquest said at the National Conclave of Chambers of Commerce in The Bahamas held at Baha Mar, Thursday, June 14, 2018.. 

Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest talks to UB students about the 2018/19 Budget


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest talks to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., IOTA Epsilon Lambda Chapter on the '2018/19 Budget - Simplified' at The University of The Bahamas, June 14, 2018. 

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Prime Minister and Cabinet colleagues donate $20,000 to assist financially struggling SAC students


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Addressing the 2018 Graduating Class of his alma mater, St. Augustines College, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis who struggled financially to attend school, personally donated $10,000 for students who might be experiencing the same challenges.

And, his Cabinet colleagues followed suit and matched his donation making it a total of $20,000 donated to pay school fees for those struggling students...

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

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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 Cake All Fathers receive a free Beer or a glass of Wine...

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public's help in solving armed robbery - illegal migrants arrested - 42 drivers cited


Police seek public's help in solving armed robbery: Police are asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery, which occurred Thursday, 14th June, 2018...

Illegal migrants arrested: According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, Thursday, 14th June, 2018, police responded to Montague Shores after receiving information that a group of persons were gathered in the area of the restroom...

42 drivers cited: Officers from the Mobile Divisions conducted road checks in various parts of the island. Their efforts, which were intended to educate, reduce crime, and to minimize the ability of criminals to commit criminal activity...

GB Homecoming Association presents Tarrus Riley Live in Concert - June 16th


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama Homecoming Association presents Tarrus Riley Live in Concert Saturday June 16th, 2018 at Goombay Park, Intl. Bazaar

Just added Added DESIRE, ERIN REIGN & DWANAE SHANTE`


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


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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 AgroIndustrial Product, June 12 July 11, 2018. The training is being conducted by the Faculty of Argo, Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand and is being facilitated through Thailands International Cooperation Agency (TICA)...

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

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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 camps.  Mr. Thompson also greeted managers of SLS, along with Mr. Rodgers.  Doug Williams and his wife enjoy Bahamian Junkanoo. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

2018 /2019 Budget Contribution by The Hon. Philip Brave Davis MP


2018/2019 Budget Contribution The Leader Of The Opposition Hon. Philip brave Davis House Of Assembly Parliament Square, Nassau Thursday, 14th June 2018:

INTRODUCTION

Thank you Mr. Speaker for recognizing me

I rise on behalf of the resilient people of Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.  In doing so, I am reminded of my grandfathers words.  You see, in the days of my youth, there would be three structures on the property one where we slept...

Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference 2018


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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 Meetup 2018 Commander Bud Slabbaert; Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell; Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio DAguilar; Ministry of Tourism Parliamentary Secretary Travis Robinson...

Spirit Airlines to start new nonstop flights from Orlando to St. Thomas


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On the heels of the launch of new service between Fort Lauderdale and St. Croix, Spirit Airlines has announced even more flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Sunshine State.

The Department of Tourism announced that Spirit Airlines will inaugurate service between  Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas (STT) with three flights a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, beginning November 8, 2018...

Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp Quickly Approaching


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With school coming to a close and summer in full swing, the Freeport Rugby Football Club invites youth from around the island to sign up for the Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp.

The weeklong camp begins on Monday, June 25 and finishes on Friday, June 29. Each day begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at 3 p.m. During that time, participants will get the opportunity to work alongside international coaches, including several current college coaches from the United States...

Ministers Turnquest and Pintard applaud Tabby Falcons for outstanding sporting year



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Scholastic and sporting achievement by students from Tabernacle Baptist Academy were applauded by Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard, during the schools awards ceremony, June 8, 2017.

The Tabernacle Falcons closed out its school year on a high note, racking up a series of sporting awards, including that of National High School Basketball Champions. They were also crowned Senior Boys Basketball GBSSSAA Tip Off Classic Champions and High School Champions...

OAS General Secretariat Rejects Political Persecution of Mara Corina Machado


The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) expresses its deep concern over the recent threats to the leader of the Soy Venezuela party Mara Corina Machado.

In effect, the regime has tried to link her to a supposed action by 20 members of the military against regime figures...

Commander Defence Force pays courtesy call on visiting Tradewinds Ships


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Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, paid a courtesy call on four commanding officers of foreign military and auxiliary vessels on 13th June 2018. The officers and their vessels are participating in Exercise Tradewinds. 

Commodore Bethel greeted the officers aboard the Royal Fleet Auxillary (RFA) Landing Ship Mount Bay in his capacity as Chief of Defence Staff for Exercise Tradewinds. RFA Mount Bay is commanded by Captain Peter Selby and is moored at Prince George Wharf...

Q1 Tourism results are in: arrivals and room revenue are up in the Bahamas


The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) is pleased to report that first quarter international visitor results point to an increase in arrivals, signaling that business turnaround  from Q4 of 2017 has continued to flow into 2018. The Ministry is anticipating a strong summer season for tourism across the destination. 

Overall, The Bahamas experienced significant increases in foreign air and sea arrivals, which is up 2.8%. Foreign air arrivals alone reached a substantial 18% increase compared to Q1 of 2017...

Dolly Madisons Ace Hardware Father's Day Sale

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Make this Fathers Day the best yet with a gift for dad from Dolly Madisons Ace Hardware. Choose from their vast selection of Ace power and hand Tools or automotive supplies and Ace Hardwares got the perfect fishing rods & Supplies for the big one. Then head to the Ace Outdoor Living department for the perfect patio furniture and more .

This Friday and Saturday ONLY at Dolly Madisons Ace Tools, Outdoor living & Automotive supplies Fathers Day Sale. The Plant Nursery is now also fully stocked!...

Sterling Global Expert to address GB Cryptocurrency Conference

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Sterling Global Financials Brandon Caruana is the latest addition to the inaugural Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference line-up.

Designed to attract investors, entrepreneurs, service providers and tech companies from across the globe, the three-day conference slated to run at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama from June 20-22 features an array of visionary local and international keynote and panel speakers...

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


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 Queensway Navigation travelled to Grand Bahama on Wednesday, for the official announcement of project commencement, alongside GBPA executives, during a launch ceremony scheduled for this morning at Freeport Harbour.

Sunset Close Subdivision Service Lots ready for sale/Application process commences July 1, 2018


Service Lots in the Sunset Close Subdivision as part of the Government of The Bahamas new access to affordable homes programme, are ready for sale, Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira told House Members Tuesday.
Minister Ferreira said persons wishing to acquire a Service Lot in the subdivision, can apply at the Department of Housing commencing July 1, 2018.

Delivering his contribution to the 2018/2019 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, Minister Ferreira further announced that final infrastructural works, including road paving...

Urban Renewal Centres strengthened to meet the needs of the people


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The empowerment needs and challenges of people living in rural and urban spaces in major islands will be addressed through the establishment of urban community centres by the government.

Social Services and Urban Development Minister, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle said throughout the past year the Urban Renewal Commission has been focused on the Urban Renewal progamme including acquiring and training staff, refining the operational system and strengthening its structure...
 

Department of Statistics Anniversary Luncheon, Grand Bahama


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Under the theme 'How Far We Have Come', the Department of Statistics, Northern Bahamas, held a Symposium Luncheon on Monday, June 11, at Pelican Bay resort. The event was a part of the departments 50th Anniversary celebrations. Other events held so far include: Census Launch, Anniversary Church Service, and a Fun Run-Walk. A Staff Fun Day is scheduled for June 22. Guest speaker for the event on Monday was Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson. Minister Thompson is seen with staff members attending the luncheon...

Grand Bahamians will be chosen first to fill upcoming job openings


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Up to 60 jobs will be on the market in the industrial sector and Grand Bahamians have first option, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson.
   
During a press conference on Monday, June 11, Minister Thompson was pleased to announce that Quality Services Limited will host a job fair on Saturday, June 16 from 9 am to 1 pm, when pipe-fitters, welders (carbon and stainless steel), industrial electricians, instrumentation technicians, safety officers,

March for the Oceans event held in Grand Bahama


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On June 8th, the Grand Bahama based environmental group, EARTHCARE held an official World Oceans Day film event at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy. Plastic Oceans was viewed by those in attendance, and is a documentary about the severe impact that plastics are having on our oceans worldwide.

The following morning EARTHCARE Eco Kids joined with groups from all over Grand Bahama to March for the Oceans.  This event was spearheaded by Coral Vita, reef restoration firm and Keep Grand Bahama Clean and its officers, Nakira Wilchcombe and Olothea Gardiner.  Groups also represented were, Bahamas National Trust, Grand Bahama Nature Tours and many others including students and residents of the island...

BMOTA Takes On Aggressive Global Marketing Plan


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As The Islands Of The Bahamas experience significant growth in airlift arrivals, Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu says the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) continues to be aggressive in luring visitors from new markets.

While speaking at the Caribbean Aviation Meetup held at Atlantis Paradise Island on June 13, Ms. Jibrilu noted that The Bahamas has seen a growth of 18 percent in the first quarter...

UB Recommissions Purpose-Built Student Hub named after beloved administrator

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The newly refurbished Portia M. Smith Building at University of The Bahamas (UB) is the latest capital development project to be unveiled as UB grows to become a world-class University.

Named in honour of a beloved former administrator, mentor and colleague whose dedication to the institution and the wellbeing of students inspired many to reach their heights of their own service excellence, the facility is a hub for services which support student success. On Thursday, 7th June, a recommissioning ceremony was held for the building following a $2 million renovation project...

RBPF Grand Bahama: Possession of an Illegal Firearm and Ammunition Arrest


Reports are that on Tuesday 12th June 2018 shortly after 10:00pm, officers of Rapid Response Unit, while armed with a search warrant, went to an apartment on Bass Lane where they discovered a black .380 pistol with a magazine containing six rounds of .380 ammunition. A 19 year old male was arrested and taken into police custody. He is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court this afternoon...

RBPF Nassau: Police seek publics help in solving countrys latest homicides - 36 drivers ticketed


Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 which has left one man dean and another in hospital. 

According to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, Tuesday, 12th June, 2018, police responded to Cox Street, Fox Hill, after receiving information that two men had been shot. Further information revealed that a group of men were sitting under a tent in front of a home, when a silver vehicle pulled up...

RBPF Nassau: Suspects wanted by Central Detective Unit for murder and armed robbery


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Nassau, Bahamas - See enclosed suspects wanted by RBPF for questioning in connections with various offences: Wanted by Central Detective Unit for murder, armed robbery...






RBPF: Marijuana field discovered in Abaco


Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco have discovered a large marijuana field in the Marsh Harbor area.

Reports are that on Tuesday 12th June 2018 shortly after 12:00pm, officers of the Abaco District, acting on information, went to a bushy area south of the Leonard Thompson International Airport, where they discovered 1000 marijuana trees ranging from two to eight feet in height. There were no arrest made in this matter...

Memorial Service for Those Lost Tragically on Labour Day


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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Cabinet Members, other officials and congregation paid respects at the Memorial Service Reflecting on the Lives and Legacies of those lost tragically on Labour Day -- Dianne Gray-Ferguson, Kathleen Fernander, Tami Gibson and Tabitha Haye.  The service took place at Zion Baptist Church on Monday evening, June 11, 2018. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

Third Round of Delimitation of US-Bahamas Maritime Boundary Discussions Commence


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The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the United States of America officially resumed the third round of discussions on the delimitation of the maritime boundary between the two countries on Monday, 11th June 2018.

These discussions follow previous rounds of official (face-to-face) discussions, the last of which took place in 2013 when a delegation comprised of senior technical Bahamian officials with expertise in the area of law of the sea and maritime affairs, met with U.S. officials in Washington, D.C...

RBPF Grand Bahama: CDU officers arrest a male for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition


Reports are that on Tuesday 12th June 2018, shortly before 3:00pm, officers of the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama, while in the Lewis Yard area and acting on information, arrested a 37 year old male of Lewis Yard, after he was found in possession of a .45 pistol and magazine that contained seven live rounds of ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court this week.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS..

Caribbean Aviation Meetup opens in The Bahamas

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Tourism and Aviation officials from 28 countries and territories are in The Islands Of The Bahamas this week for the third annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup.

Dubbed the regions largest aviation conference, the conclave, which is being hosted by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA), is scheduled from June 12-14.

The key objective of the meetup is to find new ways to increase airlift into the region...

Reaching out to communities for input on protecting their marine resources

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Since 2016 the Bahamas Protected team and representatives from key government agencies, have reached out to Family Island communities for input on marine areas proposed for protection, as well as areas community members think should have protection.

The team recently lead lively community meetings in Spanish Wells, followed by meetings on mainland North Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Barraterre, Exuma...

UB Law HOD Elected Chair of Bahamas Branch of World Arbitration Body

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Peter D. Maynard, Ph.D., Head of the Law Department at University of The Bahamas (UB) has been elected Chair of The Bahamas Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is exploring the possibility of establishing a local arbitration centre at UB.

CIArb is the leading world institute for education of professionals, the public and students about alternate dispute resolution.  The skills training offered by CIArb includes arbitration, mediation, construction adjudication and others which have broad applications in vital social and economic spheres, ranging from the resolution of domestic and international commercial disputes, and the prevention and timely solution of construction disputes, to reducing the factory line of young first offenders to prison (restorative justice)...

Rebeca Chapter No. 4 celebrates its 54th Anniversary


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Rebecca Chapter No. 4, Order of the Eastern, Prince Hall Affiliated was founded on June 12, 1964 by Past Grand Master, James Morley and his wife Mary Morley. A few months later it was turned over to its first Worthy Matron, Lillian Bridgewater. The chapter is a part of the Eastern Star which is an Adoptive Rite to Freemasonry and a Prince Hall Affiliate. It celebrates its 54th anniversary under the leadership of its 24th Worthy Matron, Tanya Smith-Cartwright. The Chapter meets every second and fourth Thursday at Prince Hall which is located at Baillou Hill Road and is the female counterpart of Columbus Lodge No. 16 which is also a Prince Hall Affiliate...

RBPF Nassau: Police seek publics help in solving countrys latest homicides - Shooting incident - Armed robbery


Police seek publics help in solving countrys latest homicides: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating two shooting incidents overnight which have left two adult males dead...

Police investigates shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Tuesday, 12th June 2018, which left an adult male with injuries... 

Armed robbery: Police are asking members of the public, to come forth with any information they may have in solving two armed robberies, which occurred Monday. 11th June, 2018...

Repurposing Men's Shirts at Eco Fashion Week Australia


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Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) is now accepting submissions from designers around the world to create one unique look using mens shirts for the return of the Upcycling Challenge by Marilyn R. Wilson. Accepted submissions will be featured on the runway at the second annual event in November, in two states: Nov. 4 10 in Port Douglas, Queensland; and Nov. 15 21 in Perth, Western Australia.

The Upcycling Challenge provides an opportunity for sustainable designers to gain international attention, and to encourage designers who are currently not using sustainable practices to give it a try. The Challenge also promotes EFWAs mandate to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle garments rather than have them sent to a landfill. Note this challenge is only open to new submissions, and former participants are excluded...

Inter-American Task Force on Women's Empowerment and Leadership


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The second working meeting of the Inter-American Task Force on Women's Empowerment and Leadership was held on June 6th at OAS headquarters. This initiative was launched during the Eighth Summit of the Americas, held in April 2018 in Peru, with a view to contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the region, specifically Target 5.5: "Ensure womens full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life."...

Alleged suicide in West End, Grand Bahama


Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45 year old male of West End, Grand Bahama.

Reports are that on Monday 11th June 2018, shortly after 4:00pm, police were called to a residence in West End, where a male was discovered at his residence hanging from the roof. Police and doctor from the West End community were called in, and he was pronounced dead at the scene...

1st Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference a Week Away

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As the launch of the first Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference is just over one week away, Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, on Monday encouraged Bahamians to get registered.
   
The conference, scheduled to be opened by Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, is being held from June 20 to 22 at the Grand Lucayan resort.  The official opening will be held at 10:00 a.m.

KGBC Joins Forces with AML Foods on Brown Bag Campaign

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While seemingly harmless, the use of Single-use disposable plastic bags is suffocating our planet. In the US alone, it is estimated that up to 60,000 plastic bags are consumed every five seconds, making plastic bags one of the most common types of litter worldwide and prompting governments around the world to ban their use.

The government of The Bahamas has announced its own strategy to outlaw single use plastics here at home by the year 2020. Simultaneously, many organizations, including Grand Bahamas own KGBC, are working daily to mitigate the negative impact of plastic pollution...

Garvin Gaskin Sworn In as Countrys First 'Constitutionally Appointed' Independent DPP


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The former Director of Public Prosecutions in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, Mr. Garvin E. Gaskin, was sworn in Monday (June 11, 2018) as the countrys first Constitutionally Appointed Independent Director of Public Prosecutions.

The ceremony was performed by Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, DCMG, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, at Government House, Mount FitzWilliam...

West End set to get economic boost with $2 billion Grand Bahama Bay


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Grand Bahamas much anticipated economic turnaround took a positive step with a major investment in West End expected to come on stream soon, pending the signing of a Heads of Agreement with the Government of The Bahamas.
 
Attending a Town Hall Meeting in West End on Friday, June 8, 2018 to discuss the investment were: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest; Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson; Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe...

Minister Dames Highights Tradewinds Exercise, & Re-Structured RBDF Training


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During his Budget Contribution in the House of Assembly, on June 6, 2018, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames revealed that the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) was preparing to host the largest regional military training exercise, known as Exercise Tradewinds 2018.

"This initiative will consist of over 800 participants sailing on six naval vessels from 22 nations within the Caribbean Region, the wider Americas and Western Europe,"  Minister Dames said...

PM Minnis' remarks at Swearing In of Independent Director of Public Prosecutions


Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, MP Prime Minister Commonwealth of The Bahamas Confirmation of the Independent, Director of Public Prosecutions Monday, 11 June, 2018

Your Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General...

Good Morning,

Today marks an important advancement in good governance and democracy in our Bahamas.

It is an important day in the creation of a more civil society.   It also marks another fulfilment of a promise made to the Bahamian People during the last campaign...

Saint Lucia to Host the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority, 18-19 June 2018


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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Heads of Governments will meet in Saint Lucia for the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority, to be held from 18th 19th June 2018 at the Habour Club, Gros Islet. The proceedings will be held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr., The Honourable Ralph Gonsalves.

The OECS Authority is the highest decision making body of the OECS and comprises the Heads of Government whose decisions direct the work of OECS...

Retirement Luncheon for Educator Albert Clarke


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Celebrating 48 years as an educator, Albert Clarke was honoured by the Ministry of Education with a Retirement Luncheon on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police Headquarters.  Performing dance and poetry at the event were students of Cleveland Eneas Primary School. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

Citi celebrates 2018 Global Community Day in Nassau, Bahamas

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Today Citi celebrates its annual Global Community Day, as more than 150 Citi volunteers in Nassau, The Bahamas engage in service activities in their local communities. In the days leading up to and including Global Community Day, tens of thousands of Citi colleagues, alumni, clients, family and friends in more than 450 cities across 90 countries and territories volunteer on 1,400 service projects that are helping address a range of community needs, from feeding the hungry to revitalizing schools for a better learning environment to preparing young people for jobs... 

Bahamas wins Award at CTO New York

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) was recognized by The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) in the Virutal Visitor Award category for Best Feature in an Online Publicaion at the annual Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards on the evening of June 7 at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. The award was bestowed to the BMOTA and Alexander Britell, editor in chief of the Caribbean Journal, for the article in the digital publication titled, Following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Bimini. The Bahamas was recognized for editorial coverage with nominations in three other categories...

RBPF Nassau: Dangerous drugs recovered, 2 males in custody - Suspects to be arraigned in court


Dangerous drugs recovered, 2 males in custody: The combined efforts and dedication of Law Enforcement Officers has led to the recovery of a quantity of dangerous drugs Sunday, 10th June, 2018.

Shortly after 9:00am, officers from the Royal Bahamas Police and Defense Forces, along with Park Wardens of the Exuma Sea Park...

Suspects to be arraigned in court: Police are pleased to report that four (4) suspects will appear in the Magistrate Court, Monday, 11th June 2018, at 2:00pm to be formally charged with four separate recent homicide investigations...

RBDF Marines make Drug Arrest


Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines apprehended two males suspected of having a quantity of drugs on Sunday afternoon.

While conducting a routine search on Waderick Wells Cay, also known as the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Defence Force Marines assigned to the area, along with the Park Warden found a large quantity of suspected marijuana on the Cay.

Two men, who were in the immediate vicinity with their disabled vessel, were taken into custody and handed over to Police with the suspected drugs for further investigation...

3rd annual Bahamas Poker Run attracts over 400 boaters


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The Bahamas Poker Run co-founders, Jordan Lampkin and Shane Freedman, have concluded that by all accounts the 2018 Third Annual edition was a huge success.

Announced on Thursday, June 7th at the official cheque presentation, Bahamas Poker Run (BPR) committee members were elated at the turnout and support for this event, resulting in the event being able to this year make a sizeable $10,000 donation to the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) in support of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park (ECSP)...


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