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Bahamas PM applauds hemispheric focus upon tax information exchange


LIMA, Peru - Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis said that The Bahamas is pleased that the Lima Commitments are inclusive of tax information exchange, which previously placed small island states at a disadvantage.

He was addressing the Plenary Session of the Eighth Summit of the Americas on Saturday morning. The summit was held at the Lima Convention Centre from April 13-14, 2018 under the theme: Democratic Governance Against Corruption.

The Prime Minister said that The Bahamas is pleased with the prioritization of education in the Lima Commitments document, given the important role...

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat., April 14

3-day Bahamas public forecast

The public forecast for today and tonight Saturday 14th April 2018.

General situation: A ridge of high pressure across the Bahamas will continue to generate moderate breezes today

Special warnings: Boaters and beachgoers should remain alert due to rough surf and the risk of rip currents along east coast beaches..

Bahamas men's 4 x 400 take Silver in Australia

AUSTRALIA -  In Saturday's finals for the men's 4 x 400 metre at the Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games, Bahamas took silver with an SB of 3:01.92, just behind gold medalists, Botswana with with 3:01.78. Jamaica came third with 3:01.97.  Congrats to Ramon Miller, Michael Mathieu, Alozo Russell and Ojay Ferguson!

On Friday, the team thought they had lost their chance to advance to the finals, but then Australia was disqualified because one of their team took up the wrong position for the final baton change. This moved The Bahamas into 3rd place...

CRFM to convene 16th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Montserrat

(CRFM)Once a year, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), an inter-governmental organization established to promote and facilitate the responsible use of the region's fisheries resources, convenes a meeting of heads of national fisheries authorities from its 17 Member States. This year, that group of the Caribbean technical experts who make up the Caribbean Fisheries Forum will meet for two days in Montserrat.

The CRFM will convene the 16th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum on Monday, 16 April and Tuesday, 17 April 2018 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre in Little Bay, Montserrat...

Minister Dames Addresses Domestic Violence Seminar

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addresses the Domestic Violence and Conflict Resolution Seminar, held by the South Central Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, on April 11, 2018, at the St. Barnabas Anglican Church Hall.  Students from a number of schools in the division and various stakeholders were on hand for the event.

(BIS Photo / Eric Rose)...

Child Protection Month begins with clarion call to report child abuse

As the Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Lanisha Rolle formally launched Child Protection Month, she sounded an appeal to the public to report cases of child abuse. 

Our social workers however, cannot advocate alone. They need the help of our communities. Isolation in silos will not advance childrens protection but a unified [effort] will, she said. The job of protection of our children is all of ours to perform. We need everyone who lives and works around children in any capacity as parents,

Independence Planning Committee Meets

Stakeholders representing various Government ministries, departments and agencies have begun making plans for the Bahamas Independence celebrations.  Representatives of the Planning Committee are pictured in a meeting preparing for the 45th anniversary celebrations in July. 

LEAP program to be introduced to Bahamas

Foot and Ankle International, led by Dr. Daniel Johnson will be hosting a team of international expert podiatrists over the next few weeks for the implementation of the LEAP program designed specifically to help diabetics.

LEAP (Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention) seeks to address the prevalence of amputations in diabetics. Surgeons would remove an apparently rotting toe, foot or portion of a leg to save the rest of the body. For Dr. Johnson...

The Bahamas adheres to the highest levels of financial services regulation

The Bahamas prides itself on adhering to the highest levels of financial services regulation, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said at the Americas Central Securities Depositories Association (ACSDA) General Assembly at Atlantis, Thursday, April 12, 2018.

In the year 2000, The Bahamas began to transform itself from a private banking centre into a true International Financial Centre by passing modern legislation designed to make it easier for our jurisdiction to exchange information with other jurisdictions and regulators, DPM Turnquest said...

Western Union launches Mobile App in the Bahamas

Aligned to its digital expansion strategy, Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, today announced it has launched the Western Union mobile app in the Bahamas, bringing a new level of convenience to consumers who prefer to use cash to fund money transfers.

The app allows Western Union customers to start their money transfer in the app at their convenience, and then quickly complete the transaction in-store, paying with cash. The app keeps a record of the transaction...

Bzahamas Prime Minister arrives in Lima, Peru for Summit of the Americas

Photos of Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and Delegation as they arrived in Lima, Peru, for the Summit of the Americas and related meetings, April 13-14, 2018. 

The Summits of the Americas Secretariat forms part of the institutional mechanisms of the Summits of the Americas Process and provides support in the areas of planning, implementation, outreach, and follow up of Summit mandates.

ALIV supports IBS Build A Bridge Competition for a second time

April 13, 2018 ALIV is elated to have served for a second year as a Gold Sponsor for the 11th Annual Integrated Building Services (IBS) Build a Bridge Challenge which took place at The Holy Trinity Activity Center on Thursday, April 12th. Sixteen (16) schools came together to compete but only one would come out on top- a five-person all-girl team from the Anatol Rodgers High School. The IBS Build-A-Bridge Challenge is an annual popsicle stick bridge building event for high school students across The Bahamas. The event began in 2008 by Integrated Building Services, a Bahamian engineering firm...

Port & Devco Partner on Inaugural Reef Restoration Initiative

Across the globe, coastal communities have for centuries been protected by coral reefs. These diverse underwater eco-systems not only provide a home for a wealth of marine life but also act as a protection and natural barrier against hurricanes and natural disasters.  Additionally, coral reefs generate up to 30 billion dollars in annual revenue around the globe, with as many as one billion people depending on reefs for their livelihoods.

This also holds true for those living in Grand Bahama, where scores of industries from fishing, diving and tourism all rely on a healthy sea...

6th Annual Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Spanish Wells Business Outlook

Featuring the Hon. T. Desmond Bannister, MP, Minister of Public Works as principal speaker, an innovative 6th annual Business Outlook in the Eleuthera group will be held Thursday, April 26 at Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina on Harbour Island.

One of the novel additions will a workshop led by the Department of Inland Revenue on the new Business Licence format, showing applicants how to take advantage of the speed and ease the new process offers...

Who Moved My Corned Beef Thoughts on the new National Breadbasket

The only constant thing in life is change, and the time for changes to our approach for improving our nations nutrition status is now! Last week, in the good company of numerous community members, civil society partners and other public health stake holders, I attended The Ministry of Healths Town Hall Meeting at the Theodore Grant (TG) Glover School. The setting for the meeting ushered in a sense of pride, not only because the evenings backdrop paid homage to a formidable educator, but also because it was carried out in a space where our most impressionable citizens are being academically nourished for their roles in the future Bahamian landscape...

Playoff Rugby is coming to Freeport

Just one game stands in the way of a spot in the Heineken Cup finals, for Freeport Rugby Club. But before the final showdown, Freeport must take care of business this Saturday the 14th against Nassaus Baillou squad that have proven to be tough competitor all season.

Though Freeport emerged victorious in two regular-season games against Baillou, the Nassau club has not gone away quietly. After escaping with a 43-35 win in Nassau, Freeport barely edged out Baillou at home on March 24 in a 29-28 nail-biting win...

Bahamas to conduct survey of unregulated housing areas (Shanty Towns)

The Government will be conducting a survey in all Shanty Towns in Nassau beginning this Sunday, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

The purpose of the survey is to find out, among other things, the population size, names and ages of all residents in the Shanty Towns.

This effort by the Government is part of the initiative to regulate all unregulated communities...

D.C. trade mission heightens awareness of opportunities for trade between U.S. & Bahamas

A recent trade mission to Washington D.C, unveiled several opportunities that can benefit both Bahamian and US businesses. The initiative, which was a collaborative effort between the Government of The Bahamas, The Bahamas Embassy in Washington D.C. and The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC), focused on opportunities to facilitate cross border trade between the United States and The Bahamas...

CEO Network Conference Returns

The CEO Network returns in 2018 with an impressive line-up of influential leaders, CEOs, and professionals from all walks of life who are eager to meet Bahamians and make the kind of connections that bring global success.

Conference President Deborah Bartlett officially announced its return at a press conference Wednesday at the Melia Resort. For 15 years consecutively, the CEO Network Conference was held in Nassau to "promote a strengthened work ethic...

RBPF Nassau: Male arrested at LPIA for drug possession - Investigates alleged suicide

Male arrested at LPIA for drug possession:  A 29 year old Guyanese male, a resident of Suriname was taken into custody at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) Wednesday, 11th April, 2018, after he was suspected of having smuggled dangerous drugs into the country. 

 Investigates alleged suicide: According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm Wednesday, 11th April, 2018, police were called to a residence in western New Providence, after a female was discovered in a home, with a plastic bag over her head...

Road repairs to begin on Culberts Hill - April 12

NASSAU, The Bahamas - The public is advised that The Ministry of Public Works will be conducting road repairs on Culberts Hill. Works will commence Thursday, 12th April 2018, between the hours of 9 am - 3 pm.

The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience caused...

Bahamasair and Air Carabes Ink Interline Agreement

France just got a little closer to The Islands Of The Bahamas, thanks to an interline agreement signed between Bahamasair and Air Carabes.

The agreement was signed after painstaking negotiations, according to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Area Manager for France, Karin Mallet Gautier, who recently brought nine tour operators on a familiarization trip to The Bahamas.

Air Carabes took over the route from Paris to San Salvador that Club Med was operating as a charter. In November 2016, Air Carabes began servicing the Paris- San Salvador route with regularly scheduled flights...

Scotiabank Funds Scholarship

Scotiabank is a patron sponsor of The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation, funding a scholarship for one of the grade six nominees.

At Scotiabank, we are committed to providing opportunities that help young persons in our community become better off. The Student of the Year Awards programme is an excellent way to recognize primary school students who have demonstrated academic brilliance, said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager...

DTSP Wolf Pack Track Club Meet - April 28th

The DTSP Wolf Pack Track club will host its first annual track meet on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. The event will be called the DTSP Wolf Pack/ Walter Callander Track Meet and will feature competitions in sprint races - 100m, 200, and 400m as well as relay and hurdle races. There will also be middle distance races including the 800m and 1500m. Athletes from other track clubs are invited to join in the events, which will also include javelin, shot put, and discus throws as well as long and high jump...

ALIV announces new appointments

April 11, 2018 ALIV is pleased to announce that it is evolving its leadership structure as the first phase of its development of establishing a world class brand and rolling out its state of the art network everywhere in The Bahamas is nearing an end.   Johnny Ingle, who has been instrumental in creating and establishing the ALIV brand and marketing in the role of Chief Aliv Champion, has stepped down from his role.   ALIV thanks Mr. Ingle publicly for the immense contribution he has made over the last two years in establishing and building the company into the incredible success it is today... 

Scenic Sandyport Beach Resort in Miss Bahamas 18 Search

Winning the Miss World Bahamas title and wearing the coveted crown is viewed as reaching the pinnacle of success by beauty pageant contestants country-wide.  And next month on May 27th, a new Miss World Bahamas queen will be named to represent The Bahamas in the global quest later this year to find Miss World, a heady international title with much kudos for the winning entrant and her country.

But first theres Boot Camp for the 11 contestants. Who knew But, yes, beauty pageant Boot Camp is an important and necessary component of the process in the selection of a Bahamas representative...

BTC continues to serve the community

BTC and the Bahamas Red Cross share a history of caring for and serving the Bahamian community for generations. The Red Cross Fair is one of the largest and most attended events in the country. Last weekend, both entities teamed up to ensure that the event was a successful one. Director General, Caroline Turnquest said, This years theme was Its a Youth Vibe. This is one of our larger fundraisers, and it is critical for us to be successful, so that we can provide for those in need. Manager for Public Relations, Indira Collie said...

Humane Society of Grand Bahama AGM set for April 17

Animal lovers wanted! Please consider becoming a member of the HSGB and help us reduce animal suffering and pet over-population on Grand Bahama. There are so many ways to help...fundraising, humane education, spay/neuter canvassing, public outreach, even helping at the shelter by walking/socializing dogs and socializing cats.

Current members are invited to vote in the 2018/2019 Board and Officers. Not a member or your membership has lapsed...

RBPF: Dangerous Drugs Discovered On Armstrong Cay

A Joint Operation involving officers of the Abaco District, Drug Enforcement Unit and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, resulted in the discovery of over 75lbs. of Hashish oil.

Reports are that on Tuesday 10th April 2018, shortly before 3:00pm, officers acting on information...

3 Tides opens at Baha Mar

The new 3 Tides Fish House at the Grand Hyatt in Baha Mar made waves with more than 100 guests who were lucky enough to attend its grand opening on April 5.

The 220-seat eatery is described as an approachable yet sophisticated twist on the classic fish house.

Officials say the restaurants concept is based on three pillars sustainability, quality and simplicity...

Visitor arrivals from Germany up

More German visitors are seeking a paradise vacation in The Islands Of The Bahamas, according to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials.

Top Bahamas Tourism executives recently visited the ITB Berlin Convention, which is the worlds largest tourism trade show.

The Islands Of The Bahamas has long been a participant of the forum that attracts hotels...

Endangered Bahama parrot rescued after entering home through chimney

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre's animal care team responded to a call on Sunday morning (April 8) that an endangered Bahama Parrot was trapped inside a home on Highland Terrace in northwestern New Providence. Upon arrival at the residence, Ardastra Gardens senior zookeeper, Hendrew Haley, was able to quickly contain the parrot that had entered the residence through the chimney.

Ardastras animal curator, Bonnie Young, observed that debris was still falling into the fireplace and further inspection revealed a second parrot about two-thirds of the way up the chimney struggling to climb out...

British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce welcomed to Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Executives received a courtesy call from representatives of the British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC).   The BCCC was inaugurated in 2001.  

With its head office in the UK and chapters in the Caribbean, it connects Caribbean countries, to foster and develop trade and investment opportunities with the UK.  It is a daughter chamber of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, one of the UK's 52 British Chambers of Commerce accredited chambers...

Dr. David Allen lectures in Hong Kong

Dr. David Allen Delivers Guest Lectures at Hong Kong University, Takes Message of Connection between Shame, Anger, Violence Halfway Round the Globe 

Dr. David Allen was just a young boy when he first heard about messages from The Bahamas. In those days, the message came by way of a post card with a picture of a beach under shining sun, child shoveling sand into a bucket and the hastily-scribbled words, Wish you were here...

The Kelly Bullard Foundation Story

Dr. David Allen Delivers Guest Lectures at Hong Kong University, Takes Message of Connection between Shame, Anger, Violence Halfway Round the Globe 

Dr. David Allen was just a young boy when he first heard about messages from The Bahamas. In those days, the message came by way of a post card with a picture of a beach under shining sun, child shoveling sand into a bucket and the hastily-scribbled words, Wish you were here....

A poem for the late Winnie Mandela

Shall I
compare thee
to a Summers Day
[For Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,
26 September 1936 2 April 2018]

did she fall
was she fallen

if she did,
when did she fall

did she fail,
was she tarnished...

RBPF Missing: 57 year old Godfrey Wilson of Nassau

Police are seeking the publics help in locating 57 year old Godfrey Wilson of St Joseph Street who was reported missing on Tuesday 10th April, 2018.

Wilson is about 57 tall and medium build. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Wilson is asked the contact the police immediately... 

RBPF Wanted: David Mettelus of New Providence

Police are seeking the publics assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a number of armed robbery incidents, which occurred on the island of New Providence.

The suspect is David Mettelus, age 34 years of Ashley and Straw Flower Roads, Montel Heights...

RBPF Nassau: Police continues investigations into countrys latest homicides - 115 ticketed

Police continues investigations into countrys latest homicides: Police are seeking the publics help in identifying and locating the persons responsible for two shooting incidents, which has left two adult male dead.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 8:00pm, Monday, 9thApril, 20108 a man was standing in front of his residence at Homestead Avenue off Homestead Street, when a black Nissan March pulled up...

HGTV casting expats who have purchased in New Providence

The popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is returning for a 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 have purchased in the Nassau, New Providence area  We are casting married/partnered couples, parents/children, siblings or friends from the U.S.A. Canada, England, Australia New Zealand and more!

Lleyton Hewitt Academy to host its first Junior Tennis Tournament

This weekend The Lleyton Hewitt Tennis Academy at Albany will host its first junior tennis tournament in The Bahamas.  It will be the second event in The Winterbotham IC Junior Series that proved very popular at its first event in February at The National Tennis Centre.  The IC Junior Series continues through the year with the third event that will be at The Raquet Club at Baha Mar in May.

This series for the young ages of 10s and 12s is on a round robin basis to give all players maximum playing experience at this important development stage...

BREEF announces Earth Day Snorkel Trip

Earth Day is almost here and BREEF would like you to help us celebrate our seas by joining us for an Earth Day Snorkel on Sunday April 22nd!
We appreciate the value of our precious marine ecosystems that sustain our way of life! 2018 is "International Year of the REEF". Come and learn how to identify fish and snorkel in our beautiful BLUE Bahamas. Bring the whole family and some friends who want to get their feet wet!

Minimum snorkeling age is 8 years old; snorkelers aged 8-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult...

40th Anniversary of Island Roots Heritage Festival

Festival time is here again for residents of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco as they prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Island Roots Heritage Festival May 4 - 6.
Under the theme, Green Turtle Cay: Beautiful, Bountiful and Blessed, the three-day festival is a much-anticipated event that celebrates the shared Loyalist heritage of the residents of Green Turtle Cay and its sister settlement, Key West, Florida...

Hayward visits Grand Bahama Aquaponics and Local Market

Executive Director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority and Port Group Ltd., Rupert Hayward, spent his Saturday visiting the local farmers market in Freeport, held at the Aquaponics centre at the Garden of the Groves from9am to noon.

Hayward meet with organisers of the weekly event and toured the facilities with Local Organics Operator and Owner, Tiffany Dennison.  The local market team has expanded to weekly farmers event due to the increase of demand for fresh from the table products...

Top 3 Junior Athletes - Participating on ITF Junior Circuit

Our top female Sydney Clarke and our top two (2)  males Donte Armbrister and Jacobi Bain on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Circuit are currently in Trinidad participating in the Trinidad Trinity Cup.  Sydney is seeded No. 5 (32-Draw) in Singles and No. 3 in Doubles (16-Draw).  Donte is seeded No. 8 (32-Draw) in Singles and No. 3 in Doubles (16-Draw).

Sydney played her 1st  Singles Round today and won convincingly 6-0, 6-0 against Jade Tom Yew of Trinidad...

URCA Issues Statement on Navette Broadcasting

Today the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, URCA, assisted by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, successfully executed a search and seizure warrant at the transmitter site of Navette Broadcasting & Entertainment Co. Ltd (Navette).  The effect of the action, ceased Navettes operation of an FM radio station using the broadcast frequency 103.5FM, which is licensed to Paramount Systems Ltd pursuant to a licence from URCA dated 15 June 2017...

PM Minnis kicks off Old Timers' Softball Season

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis threw out the first pitch to kick off the Old Timers' Softball Season at Archdeacon William E. Thompson Softball Field, Southern Recreation Grounds on Saturday afternoon.  His launch of the season ties in with the Office of the Prime Minister's Over The Hill Rejuvenation Project.  Prime Minister is pictured in action throwing the first pitch, and also greeting Pastor of St. Agnes Church, Rev. I. Ranfurly Brown. 

(BIS Photos/Peter Ramsay)...

Youth & Culture in the Park, Englerston

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture's "Youth Outreach and Culture in the Park," held on April 7, 2018, at the Englerston Park and in the constituency of the same name, brought together youth, church and community leaders for a family-friendly experience.   The event is a part of community outreach, and a way to encourage and recognize the youth and culturally-minded persons throughout The Bahamas.

Member of Parliament Glenys Hanna Martin, Project Coordinator Henry Higgins, former Director of Culture and resident Linda Moxey-Brown, and Junkanoo cultural icon Percy "Vola" Francis brought remarks at the Official Opening...

Easter Tea Party at Government House

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted an Easter Tea Party in the Ballroom of Government House on Sunday afternoon, April 8, 2018 which was attended by a number of distinguished ladies, dressed in pretty colours of the spring season.  A photo shows the Governor General, right, greeting Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, and a group photo in which, from left, are: Beverly Wallace-Whitfield; US Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers; Lady Ingrid Darling; Mrs. Patricia Minnis; HE Dame Marguerite Pindling...

ALIV Sponsors BPSSOY 2018

ALIV is proud to sponsor the Bahamas Primary School of The Year (BPSSOY) Awards 2018, for a second straight year. ALIVs Events, Sponsorship and Community Champion, Bianca Bethel-Sawyer made a financial contribution to BPSSOY President & CEO, Ricardo Deveaux which allows ALIV to fund seven scholarships which will go to seven students specifically from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros, Exuma, Eleuthera and Bimini. Mrs. Bethel Sawyer noted that the sponsorship continues to promote ALIVs belief in the future of The Bahamas...

Bahamas participates in Recognition Ceremony and Cultural Presentation at UNESCO

The World International Council of Dance (CID) in Paris officially presented documents recognizing the Nassau Section of CID during a special ceremony in Paris on March 29th.

Bahamas Ambassador to UNESCO H.E. Desmond Edwards delivered greetings on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas at the event.

He said, I am pleased that the Paris Section of CID has seen it fit to present Diplomas and Letters of Recognition of the Executive Committee of the Nassau Section of CID...

The eyes have it New diagnostic technology eliminates need for drops

Remember when going to the eye doctor meant suffering for hours afterwards while the effect of those drops you dreaded wore off and you were able to see clearly again

Those days may be history, according to a respected local optometrist who employs new technology called Optomap to look inside the retina, detecting any abnormality that would be a warning sign of a separated retina or other disorder, including common physical conditions not readily associated with eye problems.

Who among us has not suffered that awful feeling of feeling fear because having an annual eye exam meant suffering through the after-effect of dilation drops While the drops make it easier for the examining physician to see the condition or your retina...

Tourism pushes for more Latin American Visitors

A recent familiarization trip for journalists has brought Latin America even closer to The Islands Of The Bahamas.

Recently, several media personalities from Colombia, Peru and Panama visited Nassau and Paradise Island to get a taste of Bahamian culture to share with their respective countries.

General Manager of Multi Destinations in the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Giovanni Grant said the reason behind this outreach is that Latin America continues to be a huge market for The Islands Of The Bahamas...

BLTA's Easter Jr. National Classics Results

The BLTA's Easter Jr. National Classics was a blazing success.  Congratulations  go out to the winners, runners-up and a special thank you to all those players who participated. Special recognition is extended to Anthony Burrows Jr. who was our triple-crown winner for the tournament. 

To the Tournament Director, Mr. Wes Rolle, Steve Taylor (who assisted with 8s & 10s), family members...

Haiti to lead the way in revitalizing sister city relationships for the Caribbean

As the country with the greatest number of sister city relationships in the Caribbean region, Haiti is set to lead the way in the revitalization of these relationships and development of new ones.

The Caribbean region has 54 sister city relationships, and with the appointment of a Caribbean Representative of Sister Cities International in July 2017, initial efforts have been reactivating relationships that have become dormant, focusing strongly on Haiti...

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident, 1 male in custody - 57 ticketed

Police investigates shooting incident, 1 male in custody: Police are investigating a shooting incident Monday, 9th April, 2018 which has left an adult male with injuries.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, a man had just arrived at his residence on Ragged Island Street, when he was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who shot him before running away...

57 ticketed: Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activity...

Governor General opens 76th Annual Bahamas Red Cross Fair

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling officially opened the 76th Annual Bahamas Red Cross Fair on Government House Lower Grounds on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  The Governor General thanked the public for supporting the Red Cross which provides multiple humanitarian services for the benefit of the needy and young people throughout the archipelago.  The Red Cross also provides year-round instruction on First Aid, CPR, Disaster Preparedness, and Shelter Management.  The Governor General is pictured at the podium during her address, and enjoying the fair highlights... 

Leader of the Opposition responds to Turnquest

Statement from the Office Of The Leader of the Opposition on Peter Turnquests attack on The Opposition Leader about the FNMs Borrowing Habits 8 April 2018:

Peter Turnquests ad hominem and highly emotive attacks on me and the PLP for holding the FNM governments feet to the fire smacks of arrogance and desperation. He must account for the governments stewardship of the peoples scarce resources in pure policy terms. To date, the FNM government has not been forthright, transparent or accountable to the Bahamian people...

Health Minister: Bahamians are eating themselves to death

Minister of Health the Dr. the Hon Duane Sands said in his opinion, it is evident that Bahamians are eating themselves to death.

Some of the foods on the national breadbasket have something to do with many of the health challenges Bahamians face such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, Dr. Sands explained at a town meeting on the national breadbasket items at T. G. Glover Primary School, Thursday, April 5, 2018...

Corporate Bahamas Supporting UBFIT 2018

Blue powder, family fun, Bahamian entertainment and a scenic beach backdrop will make the 2nd Annual UBFIT New Providence race, hosted by University of The Bahamas, a memorable, fitness focused community event.
On Saturday, 7th April, 2018 beginning at 6:00 a.m., hundreds of participants are expected to run, walk, bike and skate along the 5K and 10K race routes. The funds raised will be used to support special needs mobility at UB campuses...

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