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Tech Summit adds over half million dollars to GB economy

According to Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, it has been estimated that the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit has added over a half million dollars to the Grand Bahamian economy.

During his opening remarks at the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Grand Lucayan, Minister Thompson noted that the Summit has exceeded expectations, resulting in the Office of the Prime Minister having to close online registration due to spaces filling up quickly.

For this we are truly thankful, said Minister Thompson. Our journey has just begun and we look forward to new initiatives in the coming months...

Thanksgiving at Grand Lucayan, Lighthouse Pointe

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Lets all get together and say thanks.
Enjoy a full buffet of wonderful cuisine at Grand Lucayan Resort Portobellos November 22, 2018 from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Soups New England Clam Chowder, - Pumpkin & Dry Coconut Bisque with Cinnamon Crme Fraiche...
Salad Bar  Dijon Potato Salad with Roasted Lobster Tips, Caprese Salad...
Entres - Roasted Tom Turkey with Traditional Giblet Gravy, Dried Fruits and Roasted Corn Stuffing...

Teachers Key to Moving to Digital

Teachers will be key to the success in digitalizing learning institutions in the country, said Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd during the Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Being held under the theme, The Future is Now, the summit was officially opened by Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, on Wednesday. The event is being held at the Grand Lucayan and ends today.
Minister Lloyd further stated that the governments education system is made up of 172 school campuses and 60 satellite buildings that provide support for schools all over the countrys islands and cays...

Book Launch of The Black Prince of Grant's Town: Life Of A Bahamian Hero

Felicity L. Johnson, Author. Launch date:  Sunday, December 2nd 2018 from 2-4pm at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village Road.

The Black Prince of Grants Town is a biography / memoir of Johnsons father, Basil L. I. Johnson, C.B.E., D.F.M (1920 2004). Basil Johnsons life is a walk through our nations history spanning 80 plus years of significant change.  The book provides invaluable insight into important events such as unionism and the 1958 General Strike, the Bahamas involvement in World War II, The Electricity Department and the treatment of World War II veterans by the Government of the Day.

Bishop Boyd and World Council of Churches Members call on Minister Symonette

The Right Reverend Laish Boyd, Sr., Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands (second right) and members of the World Council of Churches paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (third left) on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Ministry's offices. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...

Bimini Students at Tech Summit

Students and teachers of Louise McDonald High School, Bimini, were excited to be a part of the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit, held at the Grand Lucayan, November 14-16. The students from Bimini joined a number of high school students of Grand Bahama who took part in the three-day summit.  District Superintendent of Education for West End and Bimini, Ivan Butler (centre) was on hand for a photo op with the teacher and students.  Students attending the summit were Maya Saunders, Breneisha Lindsay, Yavara Dean, Jadon Rolle, Brian Rolle and Obrianto McIntosh.  Teacher is Ms. Inez Nairn (fourth from right)...

CPC School Awareness Educational Program

As part of the  Educational Awareness Program  Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) has embarked on an  aggressive campaign for educating School students, as  studies have  shown that the  biggest consumer  body is  made  of  teenagers .

As  the  largest  body they  are most  likely to  be  victim of  scam  or  breach of  rights due  to  little or  no  knowledge of their  legal  rights , Young people spend every  day  buying  phones  phone cards, electronics products, clothing, Ect and  are  often  victims  of defective products all  the  time whether its  shopping  on  line  or in  stores and dont  know where and  what  to  do...

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Fri. Nov. 16

3-day Bahamas  public forecast for today and tonight Friday 16th November 2018.

General situation: A cold front over the Northwest Bahamas will continue to sweep across the Bahamas while a trough of low pressure stalls across the Central Bahamas.

Special warnings: Beachgoers should exercise caution due to rip currents at east coast beaches mainly in the southeast Bahamas...

Bohemian Rhapsody - Movie review by Roun Robinson
The story of a world famous bands meteoric rise to fame due to their now iconic sound and phenomenal lead singer, as they defied long held conventions and shattered stereotypes of that time. We see how the turmoil within the band lead to performances that cemented their legacy in the hearts and minds of people from different walks of life all over the globe from the very young to the very old.
Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury becomes the lead vocalist for the rock band Smile which becomes the band Queen and with its rise to super stardom he explores a lifestyle he is unsure of at first...

RBPF Nassau: Illegal Firearms Recovered - Police Investigates Shooting Incident - Police Involved Shooting

Illegal Firearms Recovered: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, officers were successful in recovering two illegal firearms from the streets of New Providence, Thursday, 15th November, 2018...

Police Investigates Shooting Incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Thursday, 15th November, 2018 which left two males in hospital...

Police Involved Shooting: According to reports, shortly after 1:00pm, Thursday, 15th November, 2018, Police Officers responded to a disturbance report at a residence on Fox Hill Road...

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Bright Future for Grand Bahama Amidst Tech Revolution

Grand Bahama has a very bright future stated Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, during a Pop-up Chat with Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe on Wednesday, November 14.

Prime Minister Minnis had just completed opening remarks for the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit at the Grand Lucayan when he was invited to sit for a brief interview with Mrs. Edgecombe...

PanJam Announces Acquisition of Minority Stake in Regus Caribbean Franchise Partner

PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam or the Group) increased profits on stronger investment and property income.

Net profit attributable to stockholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 amounted to $1.9 billion, an increase of 59 per cent relative to the same period in 2017. Earnings per stock unit were $1.84.

Income from PanJams core operations more than doubled when compared to the third quarter of 2017. This performance was driven by a substantial improvement in investment income...

Fitness instructors needed in Freeport

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - A dynamic, new outdoor fitness program is seeking highly driven fitness instructors to lead the program.

Responsibilities: Promote and market fitness programs to potential clients Design and administer appropriate programs tailored to the clients needs and goals Guide and explain the proper way of using the equipment to members Ensure all facilities and equipment are properly maintained Responsible for all operating procedures, safety and security of the fitness centre Any other duties assigned from time to time

Requirements: Promote and market fitness programs to potential clients Design...

Bahamas First sponsors Saxon Superstars

Bahamas First General Insurance Company is building on its Junkanoo legacy by confirming an ongoing multi-year sponsorship of The Saxons Superstars Junkanoo group, a partnership formed several years ago.

Group President and CEO for the leading general insurer, Patrick Ward, shared, Our corporate offices share a community with the home of the Saxons Superstars. We believe in investing in the local community and in supporting Bahamian culture. While the art of Junkanoo hones the creativity and innovation of its participants...

RBPF Nassau: Illegal drugs recovered at LPIA - Police investigates stabbing incident

Illegal drugs recovered at LPIA: According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, Airport Division Officers, while in the US Customs Hall at Lynden Pindling International Airport...

Police investigates stabbing incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a stabbing incident which left an adult male with injuries, Wednesday 14th November, 2018...

BREEF Awards Green Flag to St. Annes School for Excellence in Environmental Education and Practice

St. Annes School (SAS), Fox Hill Road, New Providence was awarded its first prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag Award on Monday 12 November 2018. The Green Flag Award is the highest award level that a school can achieve and can be granted every two years.  The schools campus underwent an onsite evaluation by the Eco-Schools Bahamas Assessment Team to determine whether the school met the award criteria and they exceeded all expectations.  St. Annes School became a member of the Eco-Schools Bahamas program in 2016 and now joins Bishop Michael Eldon School...

BTC Trade Union Files Trade Dispute with the Department of Labor

The Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) filed an industrial trade dispute today with the Department of Labour against the Bahamas Telecommunications Company, Limited (BTC). The BCPOU noted in their filings that BTC has failed to bargain in good faith and renew the Industrial Agreement which has been expired for twenty (20) months.  Noting this, BTC is in violation of the collective bargaining agreement and in breach of section 41 (1) (2) (3) of the Industrial Relations Act, Chapter 321.

Dino Rolle, President of the BCPOU stated, enough is enough.  The Officers of the BCPOU have demonstrated extreme patience with the CEO and executives of BTC and we came to the bargaining table in good faith.

Minister Rolle Presents Junior Junkanoo Seed Monies, Lauds Programme

During the Ceremony for the Junior Junkanoo Parades 2018-2019 Seed Monies Presentation, on November 12, 2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, said that Junkanoo is the conduit through which the creativity of the Bahamian is showcased, the story of the nation's heritage is told, and the imagination of its people is made manifest to the world.

The Junior Junkanoo Parades of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas were established in 1988. And more than a parade, Junior Junkanoo is a living and breathing cultural experience which has developed into a vibrant cultural teaching and learning program that serves a multi-purpose, Minister Rolle said... - Grand Bahama Getaway

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PM: We are embarked on a dynamic new era of innovation and transformation in The Bahamas

Officially opening the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Wednesday, November 14, Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis shared how government is using technology to improve many aspects of national life.

The three-day summit is now in session at the Grand Lucayan resort under the theme, The Future is Now.

The Prime Minister announced that the mission and commitment of The Bahamas to become a regional leader in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)...

Doctors Hospital gives winner free Mammograms for Life

Sharuane Lockhart is the lucky recipient of this years Doctors Hospital Mammograms for Life promotion. Each year she will get a free mammogram at the hospitals K. Larry Carroll Advanced Imaging Center.

Ms Lockhart has diligently had a mammogram performed every year since she reached the age of 40 when women in the Bahamas are recommended to get the annual breast cancer screening test...

National Sports Month, Launched

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle officially launched National Sports Month, on November 12, 2018, at her Ministry. 
Along with a number of events to celebrate the month, Minister Rolle pointed out that the Signature Events will be the National Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, at Government House, on November 23, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.; and the National SportsAwards (by invitation only) at SuperClubs Breezes, on November 30, 2018, at 7p.m...

Artists Scheduled to Perform at The Official Latin Grammy After-Party

The Official Latin GRAMMY After-Party will close out The Latin Recording Academy's week-long celebration honoring some of the biggest names in Latin music. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, immediately following the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at Hakkasan Nightclub. Party guests will experience exclusive performances at the Latin Jazz Lounge by Latin GRAMMY winner and jazz trumpeter, Charlie Seplveda, along with special guests Latin GRAMMY nominees Raquel Sofa and Nstor Torres; Manu Manzo, Andy Montaez and Marger Sealey will perform as well...

National Cleanup Initiative Includes the Schools

Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira launched his 'Be a Hero' national cleanup campaign with school visits at T.A. Thompson Junior High School, Gregory Street, and L.W. Young Junior High School, Bernard Road, at the start of the school day on Monday morning.   At school assemblies he encouraged young people to play an important part in creation of clean, green living environments in their communities...

NHIA extends consultation period by 10 days due to high interest in new proposal for NHI

In an effort to improve health outcomes for The Bahamas, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) launched a 45-day consultation period with stakeholders on October 23rd to discuss proposed changes to the program. Today, Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the NHIA Board, announced that the consultation period will be extended by an additional 10 days to provide more communities and stakeholder groups with the opportunity to share their feedback about potential ways forward for the NHI program. This means that the 45-day consultation period...

UBs Government and Public Policy Institute to hold forum on Monetary and Fiscal Policy

University of The Bahamas Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI) will hold a first of its kind policy forum featuring four former Central Bank of The Bahamas Governors. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, 20th November at 7:00 p.m. in the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre Auditorium will focus on the topic The Past, Present and Future of Monetary and Fiscal Policy.

Monetary and Fiscal policy dominate concerns for all Bahamians as both impact the level of taxation Bahamians face, the degree of government's deficit spending...

PM and Cabinet Impressed With Fusion Superplex IMAX Theatre

Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis led his Cabinet Ministers, Senators and Members of Parliament on a tour of Fusion Superplex, the multi-dimensional IMAX Theatre on Gladstone Road, overlooking the picturesque and serene Lake Cunningham.

And after about an hours tour of the 100,000 square-foot facility, which houses nine movie theatres inclusive of VIP sections, the Prime Minister said, he was very impressed with the business establishment owned by young Bahamians...

Bahamas Press Club's Winners of Media Awards 2018

Proud prize winners at the Bahamas Press Club's Media Awards 2018 ceremonies are pictured at the British Colonial Hilton on Saturday evening, November 10, 2018.  The 4th annual industry awards presentation was under the theme, 'Celebrating 45 Years of Bahamian Media 1973-2018.'  All categories of media were recognized.  President of the Club, Anthony Capron, is pictured fourth, right.  'Person of the Year' went to Gold Medal Olympian Shaunae Miller-Uibo...

Assistant OAS Secretary General call on Minister of National Security

His Excellency Nestor Mendez (left), Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), paid a Courtesy Call on the Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin H. Dames on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to discuss mutual undertakings relating to utilization of modern technology in the fight against crime. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

OAS Assistant Secretary General call on PM Minnis

Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre right) by the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States, H.E. Nestor Mendez at Cabinet Office today, Tuesday, 13 November 2018, Rawson Square.  Pictured from left: Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield, HE Nestor Mendez, Prime Minister Minnis, and Secretary to the Cabinet Camille Johnson. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

Public Service Retirees Northern Region, Honoured

Thirty-four retirees of the Public Service were honoured during an Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Grand Lucayan resort.  They were honoured during the 18th Northern Region Public Service Recognition of Retirees Appreciation Luncheon, held under the theme: 'The Public Service Igniting a Positive Change for Future Generations.'  Following tributes from the various departments, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson (pictured centre right) gave brief remarks and introduced the Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil Rolle (centre left) who both commended and thanked the retirees for their years of dedicated service...

Six UB Students Win Prestigious Canadian Scholarship

Six University of The Bahamas (UB) students have been awarded the coveted Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship, selected from among more than 90 UB applicants and thousands of candidates across the Caribbean. The ELAP is one of the most sought after awards in the region.

UB has the highest number of selected scholars for 2018.

The ELAP scholars are Samia Thompson, Elise Barnett, Olivia Forbes, Ketley Brown, DeShae Dean and Ashlee Gardiner whose scholarships include full tuition and university fees, books, airfare, housing...

UWP Conference of Delegates 2018

The United Workers Party held its 2018 Conference of Delegates in Vieux Fort on Sunday November 11, 2018, to a packed hall of over 300 delegates with all seventeen constituencies fully represented.  All executive positions were up for nomination, the majority of which went unopposed.

The Political Leader and deputy Political Leaders were unopposed and re-elected as there was a strong vote of confidence in the Partys Leadership...

Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister Unveils New Tokyo Office for the BMA

Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Honorable Peter Turnquest has officially opened the Bahamas Maritime Authoritys (BMA) new office at Nishi-Shinbashi in the heart of the Minato district in Tokyo.

He was joined by several other VIP guests to celebrate this momentous occasion including the Minister of Transport and Local Government, Renward Wells, both the Chair and Deputy Chair of the BMA, Denise Lewis-Johnson and Peter John Goulandris, as well as Cora Bain-Colebrooke...

Statement from Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the NHIA Board

On October 23rd, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) announced the new proposed NHI program with expanded primary care services and a new high cost care program. We released to the public our policy paper,  National Health Insurance: A Shared Responsibility, making it available online as well.  With this announcement, we invited and have undertaken to date, extensive consultation with all stakeholders including members of the public at large...

RBPF Nassau: Police investigate shooting incident - Shooting victim identified - Illegal drugs recovered

Police investigate shooting incident: - Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident which has left an adult male dead Monday, 12th November, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, a male was walking on Watlins Street off Andros Avenue...

Shooting victim identified: Police have officially identified the male who was shot and killed on Friday, 9th November, 2018 at Coopers Terrace, as Stevante Sweeting, age 22 year of Pyfrom Road...

Principal appeals for opportunities for the deaf and hearing impaired as Deaf Awareness Week launched

Sonja Rolle, Principal, Centre for the Deaf, underscored the need for hearing impaired individuals to become productive citizens of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas through employment, opportunities to express their feelings and opinions, and as a group, 'a place to call home.'

Far too many of them face a life of unemployment or must labour as unskilled workers in jobs that offer no benefits or opportunities for advancement in this country...

PM Minnis underscores importance of BICA In Furthering Economic Growth

Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis underscored the importance of the relationship between the government and the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) in further economic development of the country.

He made the statement as he delivered the keynote address at the opening of BICA Week 2018 under the theme, Effectively Transitioning in a Digital Environment: Staying Current on the Global Stage at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, November 12...

Health Minister Explains Governments Concerns Over the Number of UWI Medical Students receiving Government Scholarships

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said there has been tremendous discussion about the governments decision to raise questions of the 65 first-year medical students presenting themselves for matriculation on the University of the West Indies (UWI) Campuses earlier this year.
It is important to understand the background. In the early days, the UWI would have had less than five or 10 students per year.  Over time the number crept up slowly and then about seven, eight or nine years ago it exploded, Dr. Sands explained at the Bahamas Dental Associations Biennial Scientific Conference held at the Public Hospitals Authority, Friday, November 9, 2018... 

Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture Has Round Table Meeting with Junkanoo Leaders

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle held a round-table meeting for New Providence Junkanoo leaders, on November 8, 2018, at the British Colonial Hilton. Also taking part in the meeting were Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutherland and Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant, Co-Chairs of the National Junkanoo Committee Dr. Dwight Marshall and Kishlane OBrien, Chairman of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence Silbert Ferguson, various Ministry staff members and selected group representatives.  Among the various topics discussed included ways to encourage Junkanoo groups to be more self-sustained, the development of the roles of young people and scholarships in each group...

Consolidated Water responds to Quarterly Report "Misinterpretation"

Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd., a subsidiary of Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (the "Company") (Nasdaq Global Select Market: CWCO), a leading developer and operator of seawater desalination plants, clarified a recent news report that may have led the Bahamian public to believe their water supply in New Providence would be interrupted due to the non-payment of water invoices of $16.1M by the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC).

We view The Tribunes article on Friday 9 November as inflammatory, said Rick McTaggart, President of Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd...

RBPF Wanted: 57 year old David Arlington Colebrooke of Nassau

Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 57 year old David Arlington Colebrooke of #1 Jasmine Gardens, Nassau, New Providence. He is wanted by the Drug Enforcement Unit in Grand Bahama for Possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to supply. He is described as standing at 510 tall, weighing between 240-260 lbs. with dark brown complexion and is heavy built.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of David Arlington Colebrooke, you are asked to contact the Drug Enforcement Unit in Freeport, Grand Bahama at telephone number 350-3125, Police Emergency # 911/919 or call your nearest police station...

Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement

West End, Grand Bahama Island - During The Bahamas Weekly News Teams trip to the western tip of the Grand Bahama with estate broker James Sarles, an expert on West End real estate, our team was pleasantly surprised to find that the desire for high end Real Estate has has taken on a new life with the announcement of Toronto based Skyline Investments deal to acquire the former Ginn Property. Skyline Investments. will purchase 2,012 acres of the former Ginn property which includes portions of Old Bahama Bay resort.

The Bahama Weekly News Team  had the opportunity to do a walk through of a property called Villa Gardenia, a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath canalfront home with over 5,200 feet of living space  which, although...

Marathon Bahamas to Paint Town Orange

A Marathon Bahamas program that allows middle school students to run their first marathon is back for a fourth year in a row.

The Aliv sponsored, Orange Nation, will once again welcome junior participants for Marathon Bahamas 10th anniversary in January.

Aliv is a platinum sponsor of the event. Alivs sponsorship allows students to register for free. Aliv is also donating two phones to the male and female student winners...

Defence Force Joins in Remembrance Day Celebrations

Commodore Tellis Bethel along with the Officers and Marines of  the Royal Bahamas Defence Force joined the world in commemorating veterans of World Wars I and II on  Remembrance Day. Instituted by King George V in 1919 in honour of these men and women, Remembrance Day is recognized by Great Britain, her overseas territories, allies and former colonies.

This years ceremony also marked the culmination of many activities that members of the British Legion-Bahamas Branch (BLBB) showcased this year in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War 1 on 11th November 1918...

Jewelry made from Central Australian grass paper

From a remote cattle station in the middle of the outback of Central Australia comes a unique and eco-friendly jewelry line from Curtin Springs Paper. On the 1,028,947 acre Curtin Springs Station which is also a tourist destination, the company uses native grasses to create handmade paper, which in turn has been used to create jewelry.

Curtin Springs is a shining example of eco tourism with the cattle station offering lodging, walks in nature, and tours featuring their paper making process. They also offer an artist in residence program...

Dozens of businesses granted duty waivers for apparel imports

The Ministry of Finance is inviting retail shoe and clothing merchants to take advantage of the customs duty waiver that is available to businesses to reduce the cost of importing goods. Since the policy was announced in July, with the start of the 2018/2019 budget year, the Ministry of Finance granted waivers to 154 applicants.

There are many more eligible businesses that can apply for the waiver, and the Ministry of Finance wants to encourage them to utilize this tax relief measure to reduce the cost of doing business and to bring down the price for retail shopping at home...

National Remembrance Day Ceremonies Mark 100th Anniversary of Events Ending World War 1

A National Remembrance Day Church Service was held at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, November 11, 2018 marking the 100th Anniversary of events ending World War 1.

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling and Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis headed a list of government officials in attendance.  British Legion Bahamas Branch World War veterans were present, and are pictured in front pew of the cathedral...

Ministers meet with EU and OECD to discuss ending tax watchlist for The Bahamas

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, led a delegation to Brussels and Paris this week, for frank discussions with high ranking officials within the European Commissionand the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on The Bahamas compliance with international standards on tax governance.

Accompanying the Deputy Prime Minister was the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. T. Brent Symonette; the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Sen. the Hon. Carl W. Bethel QC;and a senior advisor from each of their respective ministries...

Fashion from Upcycled Men's Shirts Inspiring

Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) is underway in the Land Down Under with the first week held in Port Douglas, Queensland. An earlier call for designers to create one unique look using mens shirts in the Upcycling Challenge created by Marilyn R. Wilson of Canada was again well received and on the opening night of EFWA2018 at the Port Douglas Community Hall, we were treated to the outcome of the challenge.  13 international and Australian designers showcased.

A  dress made from used police shirts (above) was a show standout, as was another dress made from sewn together long strips of fabric. Another of our favourites was the white evening gown...

Nassau police investigate 4 armed robberies and shooting incident

Police investigate recent robbery and armed robberies: Police on New Providence are seeking the publics assistance in solving a robbery and four armed robberies which occurred Saturday, 10th November, 2018.

In the first incident, shortly before 7:00pm, a woman pulled up to a residence on Prince Charles Drive, when she was approached by a male who robbed her of her handbag, which contained cash and other items...

Shootng incident: Police are seeking the publics assistance with any information that can assist in solving a shooting incident which occurred, Saturday, 10th November, 2018, which has left an adult male in hospital... 

Former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, Mr. Bradley Roberts Laid to Rest

Former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, Mr. Bradley Bernard Emmanuel Roberts was laid to rest in an Official Ceremony on Friday, November 9, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Street.  Paying respects were family members, friends, colleagues, former constituents and government officials.

In attendance were: Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, and Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis...

Reefs, Runways and Rainforests at Eco Fashion Week Australia

The second annual Eco Fashion Week Australia is underway and this year the event expanded to Queensland, for 7 days of events in and around Port Douglas.

Tropical North Queensland is famous for the Great Barrier Reef, the world's 7th wonder. The area is also home to the 180 million year old world's oldest rainforest, the Daintree. The area is also a short drive from the tablelands.  The Atherton Tablelands provide a combination of tropical rainforests, sweeping savannas and outback desert areas encompassing more than 20,000 sq. km of at an altitude ranging from 600m to 1100m where the air is cool and led humid...

HMBS Lawrence Major transports equipment and materials

Coral Harbour Base - The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Auxiliary vessel, HMBS Lawrence Major, departed  Coral Harbour Base this afternoon to transport equipment and materials for the installation of a Meteorological Doppler radar in Long Island on behalf of The Bahamas Meteorological Department.

 The Doppler Radar will be installed on the Island as part of that Department's weather radar coverage system for The Bahamas...

Port Department and the Defence Force Investigating Floating Container Unit

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is warning boaters to stay clear of an unidentified floating container unit found in waters off Farmer's Cay in the Exuma chain.

The estimated 20 feet x 40 feet metal container is currently located at position: Latitude: 23.57 North and Longitude 076.11 West (Farmer's Cay Cut). The residents of Farmer's Cay had anchored the container unit and have also placed a light on it to enhance its visibility after dark...

Nassau police investigating the countrys latest homicide - Armed robbery

Police investigates the countrys latest homicide: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident which has left an adult male dead Friday, 9th November, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, Police responded to a report of gun shots being fired in the area of Coopers Terrace off Kemp Road. Officers discovered the body of a male lying in the street, with injuries...

Armed robbery: Police on New Providence are seeking the publics assistance in solving an armed robbery which occurred overnight...

PHA/GBHS Update on services following chemical spill at the Rand Memorial Hospital

Laboratory services at the Rand Memorial Hospital have been suspended this weekend as the hospitals management and technical teams continue to monitor the aftermath of a chemical spill which occurred in the Laboratory on Thursday morning. Management however has confirmed the full restoration of radiology services, and the cessation of referrals from General Practice to the Freeport Community Clinic. 

Immediately following the spill, environmental chemistry experts, an independent Hazmat company, a private chemist and the Department of Environmental Health Services were called in to mitigate the effects and clean the affected area.

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