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(VIDEO) Pintard: FNM 1-Stop Shop solution for Freeport & More


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - February 22, 2017 it was standing room only for The Rotaract Club of Freeport Grand Bahama's first Political Forum held at Geneva's Place Downtown. While candidates from all Political parties of the Marco City constituency were invited to participate, questions submitted to each candidate in advance and attendance confirmed by each candidate in advance; FNM Candidate Michael Pintard and DNA Candidate Nevar Smith and PLP Candidate Norris Bain, only the FNM and DNA candidates showed up for the young businessperson's Political Forum. It was a vibrant well organized nonpartisan event put on by The Rotaract Club of Freeport accented with direct questions from young persons seeking relevant policy answers that have and will have direct bearing on their lives. It is our hope that another opportunity will arise enabling persons to hear from ALL candidates as to

Police appeal for information in shooting death - Searching for suspects in three armed robberies

Police appeal for information in shooting death - Police are also appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Saturday 25th March 2017...

Police searching for suspects in three armed robberies - Police are seeking the publics help in locating several suspects responsible for three separate arm robberies. In the first incident, shortly after 11:00am on Friday 24th March 2017, two men armed with handguns robbed a jewelry store in the Marathon Mall of an undisclosed amound...

Bahamas All Stars Marching Band participates in St. Patricks Day Parade


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The Bahamas All Star Marching Band has done it once again by representing our country well in another unforgettable performance abroad.

The name Bahamas All Stars should be very familiar; this is not their first performance for an international audience.

Since its inception in 2011, the All Stars have participated in numerous events both locally and internationally such as the Florida Blue Classics: Battle of the Bands; Howard University Homecoming in Washington, DC; the 2014 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City; Battle for Atlantis and many others...

Rahm leads Euro charge at WGC - Dell Match Play


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Day three report


Five European players remain in with a chance of scooping the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play title after the last 16 was decided at the Austin Country Club on Friday.

Spanish sensation John Rahm was one of the first players to join Sren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren in the knock-out stages after the Dane and the Swede had secured their places on Thursday...

Baha Mar soft opening one month away


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Baha Mar, which will partially open in exactly one month, is the greatest tourism development in The Bahamas in the last 20 years, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said on Tuesday.

The ministers comment came as Baha Mar received its temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) from the government. Up to 1,000 rooms will be open for Baha Mars April 21 soft launch.

We will have one of the more modern facilities and the brands are incredible that are coming here and certainly the largest casino floor in the Caribbean, Wilchcombe said following the handover ceremony at Baha Mar...

Grand Bahama Fishermen Receive Assistance


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In an effort to assist Grand Bahamian fishermen who suffered great loss during Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016, the Ministry for Grand Bahama, headed by the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, presented coupons to a number of local fishermen on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  

Making the presentation on behalf of the Minister was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Grand Bahama Melvin Seymour, who stated: The government is very happy to be able to present you with these coupons, which will help to recoup some of your losses, not all of them, because we cannot replace all that you have lost, said Mr. Seymour.

Bahamas Trade Information Portal Days Away


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Minister of Financial Services and Local Government, the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan was in Grand Bahama Friday to begin the process of sensitizing the business community on the Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal, which is set for April 6, 2017 launch.

Minister Strachan joined the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville at a press conference at the Ministry for Grand Bahama to announce the much anticipated project...

Bahamas Government enters into a landmark agreement with the US to regain control of airspace


In a milestone moment for the country, The Bahamas Government enters into an unprecedented agreement with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to regain control of Bahamian airspace.

In 2010, Hubert Ingraham said The Bahamas would never gain control of its airspace.  He and his colleagues doubted what Bahamians could accomplish, and did not fight for our sovereignty.

Nassau Police Release Sketch of Wanted Suspect


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Police have released a composite sketch of an adult male of interest in a homicide case.

Police is asking for the public's help in locating the man and want to question him in connection with a recent murder.

The person of interest is a medium brown male, slim built, about 5 10 to 5 11 tall...

RBPF Wanted for Murder: Mark Clear and Marvin Reckley


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The Royal Bahamas Police Force is also asking the public for help in locating two suspects wanted for wanted some recent murders.

The first suspect is 28 year old Mark Clear of Kemp Road.

Clear is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5 5 to 5 7 tall. The second suspect is 27 year old Marvin Sherman Reckley of Palmetto Avenue...

Team Participates in Consumer Welfare Unit Exhibit in Grand Bahama


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The Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) celebrated World Consumer Rights Day under the theme Building a Digital World Consumer Can Trust March 15th 2017."

CPC Team travelled to Freeport Grand Bahama for its monthly board meeting and participated in an exhibition hosted by the Consumer Welfare Unit, Ministry of Labour & National Insurance...

Miss Teen Bahamas to Debut 22 Hopefuls on Sunday


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On Sunday, 26th March 2017, 4:00 p.m., at the newly refurbished SuperClubs Breezes Resort, the Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant Organisation will present the 22 young women vying for the Miss Teen Bahamas 2017 crown.

The contestants debut kicks off an intensive twelve-week enrichment programme, which includes make-up application classes, communication and public speaking coaching, self-defence, financial management and investment, health and nutrition counselling and boot camp all culminating with the 2017 Miss Teen Bahamas Competition, on Sunday evening, 28th May 2017, under the theme, Made in The Bahamas...

Aliv Gives Back to Haitian Community Devastated By Fire


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Following a fireon Wednesday night that devastated a Haitian shanty town just west of FireTrail Road that left some residents homeless and others horrified by thetragedy they had witnessed, Aliv teamed up with local activist and radiopersonality Louby Georges to help bring some comfort to the community.

The blaze startedshortly after 9 p.m. and quickly spread through the mini town.

By early Thursdaymorning, the Aliv team had made its way to the shanty town in one of its mobilevans filled with necessities like bottles of water and juice, toilet paper andfood supplies...

American visitor found unconscious in waters off Grand Bahama


Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the death of an 80 year old American female on Thursday 23rdMarch 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 11:00am, a female visitor was in waters near Silver Point Drive where shewas later found unconscious. Police and EMS personnel were called to the scene and transported theunconscious female to the Rand Memorial Hospital where she later succumbed...

MOFA Model United Nations (MUN) to take place March 31st


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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the Model United Nations (MUN) Session 2017 on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Stapledon Gardens, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Students of 15 secondary schools, public and private, from several islands of The Bahamas, will participate in a United Nations simulation exercise in which they will discuss timely topics from the perspective of each member country, represented by: Haiti, Syria, Turkey, UK, Kenya, Germany, Norway, Canada, Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, China, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Cuba, US, and The Bahamas -- towards learning to become informed and engaged citizens of the world...

Primary Mathematics Text Book Series launched


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The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) in association with Hodder Education Publications officially launched the only primary Mathematics text book series published in association with MOEST during a ceremony at SuperClubs Breezes on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

The Mathematics series for grades one through six is a public/private initiative that was coordinated by Senior Education Officer Dr. Joan Rolle and a team of curriculum officers and teachers from independent and public schools...

Bahamas 3-day weather forecast starting Friday, March 24


Forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Friday 24th March 2017.

General situation: A quasi-stationary front is over the Central Bahamas enhancing convective activity over the Northwest and Central Bahamas while a strong high pressure builds behind it generating winds to near gale force.

Special warnings: Boaters and swimmers should be alert for the risk of rip currents and rough surf conditions on north and east coast shorelines...

Day 4 Highlights: Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2017


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Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off day 4 at the Chinese Cultural Center once again with creative designers from all over the world. Thursday evening presented numerous mens collections shifting from street grunge to oversized statement pieces.

Terry Shin, the face and creative director behind BLACKMERLE, opened day four of VFW with slicked down models in dystopian streetwear. Based in Seoul and Vancouver, Shin has created a paradox of military grunge and street clothes, focusing on powerful silhouettes, chain accents and a dark pallet. Overly large shoes, gelled hair and highlighted skin completed the apocalyptic meets high fashion streetwear...

Grand Bahama Birders visit Inagua


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A group of Grand Bahama birders recently travelled to Inagua to observe a number of birds that are never or rarely seen on other family islands. The trip was organized by Erika Gates, Delores Kellman, Martha Cartwright and Judith Dawkins.

The group was met on arrival in Inagua by three certified, professional birding guide: Tarra Lindo, Casper Burros and Vivian Moultrie. These three would guide the group over the next three days.

The guides were certified under a 1 year training program organized by the Bahamas National Trust and the American Audubon Association.

Bahamian Officials Meet at OECD Headquarters on Common Reporting Standard Implementation


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Bahamian officials met with officials of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, on March 16, 2017.  The meeting was held at the OECD Headquarters to discuss The Bahamas progress on implementation of the OECD Common Reporting Standard.

Pictured L-R:Kenrah Newry Assistant Director of Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General, Marco Rolle - Permanent Secretary, Office of the Attorney General, Radhanath Housden Head of Automatic Exchange of Information Unit for the Global Forum Secretariat, OECD, Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson Senator, Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Monica Bhatia Head of the Global Forum Secretariat, OECD, Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan...

First Generation UB Grad Honouring the Sacrifice


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Ernica Scott knows the meaning of sacrifice. She is a living example of it.

In May 2012, she accomplished a dream that her parents had for themselves, but never got an opportunity to fulfill. She became the first in her family to earn a college education and come June 2017 she intends to become a first-generation masters degree holder.

My parents dreamt of going to university, but at the time they were not able to attend. Financially, they were not able to support themselves so they just pushed and encouraged me to go, says the effervescent primary school teacher...

Harbour Island and Spanish Wells Clinics Renovation Contracts Signed


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Formal contracts for the renovation of community clinics in Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera have been signed.

Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. the Honourable Michael Darville, who heads the Governments clinic renovation initiative traveled with Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority Mr. Herbert Brown and Administrator of Community Health Services in the Department of Public Health Ms. Charlene Bain and a team of officials from the Public Hospitals Authority and the Department of Public Health traveled to celebrate the agreements on site at the clinics in brief signing ceremonies on Wednesday, March 22nd...

Wallace Rolle on DNA Candidacy


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There is a way that the PLP could end up with six seatsthat way would be where there is maybe some agreement withthe Free National Movement. These are the words of Branville McCartney, published in the Nassau Guardian on 14th May, 2016 under the caption, McCartney: DNA/FNM coalition still possible.

In a letter dated March 22nd, 2017, Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney wrote informing me of his, and the partys, decision to retract my nomination as the DNAs candidate for the Nassau Village Constituency for the upcoming General Election...

RBPF Wanted: Omar Archer of Nassau


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Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in locating 45 year old Omar Archer of Lewis Street, Nassau Village who is wanted for questioning reference to possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Archer is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5 9 to 6 tall...

Gatekeepers Bahamas: Open letter to Mr. Christie and Mr. Roberts


Dear Mr. Christie and my friend, Mr. Roberts,

You may recall that in 2009, we often met and exercised together at Goodmans Bay. For many mornings you may remember how I tried to persuade  you, Mr. Roberts, to run for the position of chairman of the P.L.P. (our party at that time) Your response to me was, I am retired. Eventually, after much persistence on my part, and support and encouragement from Mr. Christie, who also walked at Goodmans Bay periodically, you finally agreed to contest for the position, and the rest is history. I have reminded you of this for a reason.

You  need not be reminded, that Mr. Ingraham was then the Prime Minister, and I had told you that Mr. Christie would beat Mr. Ingraham in the next election, based on a dream I had, and that in fact, Mr. Christie would retire Mr. Ingraham, from political life...

The Bahamas signs two Aviation Accords with the FAA


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The government has signed what is being called a landmark document on behalf of the country. The Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed a Declaration of Intent on Flight Information Region (FIR) with the United States via the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The government also signed a second document a Radar Data Sharing partnership.

The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration at the Goodmans Bay Corporate Centre, March 22, 2017...

Nassau Police Seize 6 Illegal Guns In 24 Hours, 2 Men In Custody


Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Plan for 2017, the Royal Bahamas Police Force is reportingthat, through two coordinated operations, 6 firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized over a24-hour period.

In the first incident, which occurred around 9:30pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, officers assigned tothe Selective Enforcement Team were conducting an operation on East Street South, when they saw aman acting in a suspicious manner. He was accosted, searched and a 9mm pistol and fifteen rounds ofammunition taken from his waistband. The man was subsequently arrested and taken into custody...

Bahamas Represents at Commission of the Status of Women


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Minister of Social Services and Community Development Mrs. Melanie Griffin recently addressed the 61st Session on the Commission on the Status of Women to share The Bahamas' perspective on "Women in the Changing World of Work".

"It is undeniable that women across the globe have made notable progress in many spheres of society," said Minister Griffin.

"This reality also holds true for The Bahamas particularly in the area of education, where females represent more than 50 percent of graduates at the secondary and tertiary levels...

Enjoy Lunch at Flying Fish Wednesday through Sunday


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Did you know that one of the best places to dine in the Caribbean is open for lunch  Come in and enjoy our waterside South Beach-style atmosphere featuring our house made burgers which are the best on the island! We have lots of gluten free options.

Perfect for the business lunch meeting or a gathering with the girlfriends.  Dine inside in our cool a/c or outside on the water's edge in the breeze.

Flying Fish offers Lunch, Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm...

Bahamas CARIFTA Judo Team 2017 Announced


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Nassau, Bahamas - On Saturday, Bahamas Judo had its final selection tournament for CARIFTA 2017.

"We are proud that the team comes from all levels of our society," said D'Arcy Rahming, President of Bahamas Judo.

The islands of New Providence, Abaco, Acklins and Andros are represented, as well as students from Lyford Cay, S.A.C., Doris Johnson, C.H. Reeves, R.M. Bailey, St. Andrews, QC, St Johns, the Nazareth Center, and the University of the Bahamas...

Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Thanks Grand Bahama Sponsors


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The Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) team recently visited Grand Bahama to personally thank sponsors in the second city for their commitment to the award-winning endurance event. The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Grand Bahama Power Company, Graham, Thompson & Co., Pharmachem, Sawyer's Fresh Market and TheBahamasWeekly.com were all presented with thank you plaques, medals and gifts.

The Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure(r) and Marathon Bahamas will be held on January 13-14, 2018 respectively...

Ministry of Environment's Forestry Week Team Visits Grand Bahama


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As a part of the activities to celebrate Forestry Week, Christopher Russell, Director, Ministry of the Environment and Housing, with responsibility for Forestry Awareness, visited Grand Bahama on Thursday, March 23. 

Among the activities for the week have been a Proclamation by the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie; panel discussions with high school students to educate them on Forestry and a Town Meeting held on Thursday evening at East End...

Nonstop Jet Service from Bimini to Orlando-Melbourne Florida Begins 4/27


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Melbourne, FL Elite Airways LLC today announced the introduction of nonstop jet service to the island of Bimini starting at $99 each way* Beginning on April 27, Elite Airways will operate two flights per day on Thursdays and Sundays between Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) and South Bimini Airport (BIM). The new route offers east-central Florida residents with a convenient alternative to driving or flying to south Florida or the gulf coast to catch a flight to Bimini. Tickets are now available for purchase at 877-393-2510 and EliteAirways.com.

Located just 50 miles off Floridas coast and known as Ernest Hemingways favorite escape, Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the U.S. with miles of secluded beaches, four-star hotels, and the Resorts World Bimini Casino and Marina...

National Commission for Persons with Disabilities Pays Courtesy Call on Ministry for Grand Bahama


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Members of The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Grand Bahama Island, paid a courtesy call on the Ministry for Grand Bahama on Thursday, March 23. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize the Ministry with their functions and challenges. 

Shown from left are: Lester Ferguson, Executive Secretary, Commission; Pauline Bowen-Forbes, Senior Welfare Officer, Disability Affairs Unit of the Department of Social Services; Maxine Stubbs, Commissioner; Harcourt Brown, Senior Under Secretary, Ministry for Grand Bahama; Melvin Seymour, Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Grand Bahama; DeCosta Bethel, Chairman; Anthony Hamilton, Commissioner; Dorothea Gomez, Chief Welfare Officer, Department of Social Services...

Bahamas places a precautionary ban of meat imports from Brazil


The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is aware of the meat scandal unfolding in Brazil relative to food inspectors taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. Sr. Blairo Maggi, Brazil's Agriculture Minister, advised that the government of Brazil has suspended exports from 21 meat-processing units.

To safeguard public health and food safety in The Bahamas, the Minister for Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, has announced a precautionary ban of meat imports from Brazil...

Three Bahamian Junior Tennis Players Shine Overseas


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Congratulations are extended to three (3) of our juniors who recently gave amazing performances overseas, namely Iesha Shepherd, Donte Armbrister and Jacobi Bain.

Iesha Shepherd recently emerged as USTA champion at Extreme Tennis Academy, Miami, Florida in the Girls' 18 and under - Level 6. Iesha advanced to the final and defeated Karly Friedland 6-0, 6-2.

Donte Armbrister also prevailed as the USTA champion at Next Level Tennis at K-Town, Miami, Florida - Level 7 in the Boys' 16 and under...

Dr Minnis: Its Too Late for the PLP to Say Sorry


You know, many times people only say sorry when they get caught. But, its too late for the PLP to say sorry. Its too late for them to say sorry about 600 murders on their watch, and the worse crime record ever in The Bahamas. Its too late to say sorry to the thousands of Bahamians who lost their jobs, even though the PLP promised 10,000 jobs in their first year.

The sad truth is that the highest period of unemployment ever experienced in the history of The Bahamas occurred not under just any PLP administration. It happened under this PLP administration! It happened on Perry Christies watch!

Top Spelling Bee Contestants Rewarded


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Top spellers received top awards from BTC last Sunday. Jeevon Pratt, a seventh grade student at St. Augustines College won the National Spelling Bee and will go on to participate in the Scripts competition. BTC PR Manager, Indira Collie noted that, BTC was proud to partner with the National Spelling Bee. We are encouraged by the efforts of these kids and we were happy to be able to reward them with a special token from BTC.

The top three students received 4G-LTE smart phones...

Where African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler


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Shangani Fashion's debut presentation during New York Fashion Week conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories. Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style. Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name "Shoshangani" means traveler. Shangani Fashion is a brand inspired by the experience of travel and the exposure of different cultures.
Creations by Shangani's Designers merge their travel experiences with colorful ethnic prints, and contemporary shapes to create a high fashion, ready-to-wear look. Traditional African fabrics with a modern mix, is the passion behind Shangani Fashions...

Bahamas represented at ParlAmericas conference


Citizens for a Better Bahamas Chairman Lemarque Campbell recently attended the ParlAmericas conference that was held in San Jose, Costa Rica from March 16th to 18th, 2017. Parliamentarians and civil society representatives, from 25 countries within the Latin America and Caribbean region, attended the conference to discuss ways to strengthen the ties between citizens and legislatures. Mr. Campbell was invited to present on the importance of a Freedom of Information Act and governance issues affecting the Bahamas.

Mr. Campbell commented, "Our work continues until we see a strong Freedom of Information Act, not only passed, but actually enacted and implemented in the Bahamas..."

Caribbean sports journalist Lawrence James dies


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The Caribbean Sports Journalists' Association (CASJA) extends condolences to the family and friends of the late Lawrence James.

Mr James, a Sports Journalist and Editor at the Mirror Publishing Company Ltd of St Lucia, died on Tuesday March 21, following a long illness.

He was also a Major in the St Lucia Cadet Corps and a founding member and General Secretary of the Blue Dragon Karate Association of St Lucia...

Danny Glover to be featured in Bahamas acting masterclass


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Aspiring Bahamian Child Actors Afforded a 2-Day Experience with LETHAL WEAPON star Danny Glover, Jeffrey Poitier, Charmaine Neville, and more...

Acclaimed Hollywood actor/director, Danny Glover, will be featured alongside other top industry talents during the Bahamas Artist Movement (BAM) 2017 Dream Project Masterclass Workshop.

One hundred (100) Bahamian students from Nassau and Eleuthera will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to be coached in acting by Glover, famous for his dramatic roles in blockbuster films like Lethal Weapon and The Colour Purple...

Dr Minnis on Baha Mar opening


Its unfortunate, though far from surprising, that Prime Minister Christies baseless rhetoric over the last five years has replaced constructive dialogue on how to clear the hurdles that stand in the way of progress for all Bahamians. This rhetoric continues with Jerome Fitzgeralds recent statements that myself and the FNM are pulling and rooting against the Bahamian people with regard to Baha Mars scheduled opening. Nothing could be further from the truth as we have stated publicly all along. Its a shame that he and his PLP comrades would spread these lies in an attempt to continue to avoid transparent disclosure of the details that Bahamians want and deserve to know.

The PLP calls it a soft opening but as the details continue to leak out, the Bahamian people are left with the sinking feeling once again of what amounts to a fake opening as they hear things like the resort is not taking reservations for this opening..."

VSTEP and Damen sign cooperation agreement for Royal Bahamas Defence Force project


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A recent cooperation agreement between Damen and VSTEP has been established for the delivery of a NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator with Alphatron Marine equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The delivery is part of the Sandy Bottom Project, which sees the Defence Force acquire a range of Damen patrol vessels, upgrade its existing fleet and develop its port and base infrastructure.

The Netherlands-based VSTEP is renowned throughout the maritime industry for its suite of state-of-the-art DNV certified simulators, which facilitate training in compliance with all design criteria, class and IMO requirements...

DPM Davis: Minnis absent from Parliament again


Another day in the House of the Assembly, another chair left empty by FNM leader Hubert Minnis.

His latest no-show performance is a clear indication that he is avoiding all possibility of being exposed as unable to defend his misstatements on matters of national importance.

Today, the Prime Minister shared with colleagues that an important milestone has been realized with the handover of facilities at Baha Mar by the general contractor to the new owner. The handover will ensure adequate preparations for the smooth opening next month on April 21st of the following components of this world class resort...

Shanendon Cartwright on Robbery at the St. Barnabas Church Registration Station


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The recent robbery of several Parliamentary Registration Department personnel at the St. Barnabas Church registration station is deeply disturbing and highlights our nations ongoing battle with a stubborn criminal element fixated on upending the Bahamian way of life. During our walks and conversations throughout the St. Barnabas Constituency crime continues to be a primary concern for residents and their families. The Free National Movement is committed to arresting our vexing crime problem with the implementation of strategies that have been shared with the Bahamian people over the past months. We applaud the tireless efforts of the entire staff of the Parliamentary Registration Department and extend our deepest regrets and empathy to their colleagues involved in the unfortunate dramatic ordeal of this week..."

Doongalik Studios prepares for Transforming Spaces 2017


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Doongalik Studios is busy preparing for its TS2017 Exhibition under the theme Inside/Outside Naturally which will feature the works of eleven multi-disciplined artists as a part of the weekend art bus tour of six Bahamian art galleries on April 1st and 2nd.

Doongaliks pre-event activities will begin in the back gardens on Monday, March 27 when the public is invited to observe Master Sculptor, Antonius Roberts, as he completes a live installation of the first Sacred Space in eastern New Providence from 9.30am until 3pm...

DNA: The PLP has The Bahamas in a debt spiral


The financial mismanagement of this current administration is continuing unabated without a care or concern in the world. At the end of the first half of this fiscal year, this administration would have borrowed some $780 million dollars. This is in addition to the Value Added Tax money they are collecting and other revenues.

Without question we do not see the value of that money on the ground in tangible forms. What we see are promises to do the same things that they promised to do at the last election...

Improvements to Public Health Centres Accelerating Public Healthcare Transformation


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Contract signings for a total of $800,000 of renovation works to theSouth Beach Clinic and the Flamingo Gardens Clinic were implemented in anofficial ceremony, March 21, 2017, at South Beach Clinic, by Minister for GrandBahama the Hon. Michael Darville and Managing Director of the Public HospitalsAuthority, joined by local contractors.

Theprojected renovations to the Flamingo Gardens and South Beach Health facilitiesin New Providence are part of the Governments accelerated efforts to enhanceefficiencies in the delivery of service at local public health institutionsthroughout The Bahamas ahead of the phased implementation of National HealthInsurance (NHI)...

Komolafe: The Endangered Bahamian Middle Class


Successive administrations have presided over the annihilation and shrinking of the Bahamian middle class with each new day bringing about more negative reports on actions that threaten this vital segment of our society.

The loss of jobs within our two main industries of tourism and financial services have exacerbated an already vexing issue within The Bahamas. Over the last decade, we have witnessed significant downsizing in both the international and local financial services sector. While these actions have resulted from international initiatives, strategic decisions, restructuring, consolidation and outsourcing of functions within financial institutions...

Three Grand Bahama cancer charities benefit from Cost Right and Solomon's Change For Change in-store initiative


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Solomon's and Cost Right recently teamed up with breast cancer survivor and advocate Mrs. Linda Malcolm, launching Change For Change in Grand Bahama to provide financial support to three charities on the island.

The in-store initiative encouraged patrons of Solomons and CostRight, Freeport to donate spare change to assist Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group, the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama and the Cancer Society of The Bahamas.  Store managers strategically placed donation boxes in the retail outlets with the hope that customers would contribute to help their fellow Grand Bahamians...

BAMSI Signs Contract With Androsian Entrepreneur


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Executives of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) on Monday signed a contract with Androsian entrepreneur Cerone Dean to provide the Institute with animal feed produced using specialised techniques.

The technology used by Mr Dean involves the production of highly nutritious fodder in a protected agricultural environment which is an important element in overcoming the challenge of feed shortage during times such as the dry season when pasture growth is constrained. Feed is critical to livestock production, however in the Bahamas feed represents a major constraint to livestock development, Dr. Jason Sands...

First Northern Bahamas Sports Symposium Press Conference


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On Tuesday, March 21st,the Ministry of Tourism's Sports Tourism Department held a press conference for the upcoming Northern Bahamas Sports Symposium at the Pelican Bay Hotel.

Scheduled to be held on April 1st, from 10:00 am 1:00 pm, at the Pelican Bay Hotel, the symposium is dedicated to informing sports leaders or those interested in planning sporting events in Grand Bahama Island, Bimini, and Abaco, about the possibility of partnering with the Ministry to make these events successful...

New Providence Events Calendar


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Find out what is happening in New Providence.

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DPM Davis: Its a time of great uncertainty


I wanted to congratulate the Prime Minister for his speech last night at the University of The Bahamas, where he spoke about our national development and our work with CARICOM.

The Prime Minister highlighted the ways in which regional cooperation can be so important on critical issues like shutting down illegal immigration, sharing data to increase our security, and standing together on climate change.

When we think about the coming years, many are projecting a time of increased turbulence in the world. Theres no question that its a time of great uncertainty.

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Nassau police seek help in locating armed robbery suspects



Police are searching for two men responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday 21st March 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 8:00pm, three female workers were preparing to leave the Parliamentary Voters Card distribution outlet located at St. Barnabas Church Activity Center, off blue Hill Road, when they were approached by two men armed with a handgun, who robbed them of cash and a cell phone before fleeing on foot...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Statement on Deadly Explosion in St Lucia


The Ministry has learned of a explosion 22 March in the north of St. Lucia at a quarry, resulting the death of four persons and injuries to more than a dozen others. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Government and people of St.  Lucia at this difficult time.

To date there are no reports of Bahamians who might have been affected. The Ministry will continue to monitor the situation...

PM Informs House of Assembly of 'Important Milestone' for Baha Mar


Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie told House of Assembly members on Wednesday that it gave him great pleasure to inform them that on the day before, March 21, 2017, an important milestone of progress was realized towards the successful completion and opening of the mega Baha Mar resort, with the handover of facilities by the general contractor China Construction to the new Purchaser CTFBM Holdings Ltd.

He pointed out that the handover and the issuance of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy will ensure adequate preparations for the smooth opening next month on 21st April, 2017 of the following components of this world class resort...

The King of the monsters is almost ready to claim his title


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Awaken The King...


A diverse team of explorers are partnered with soldiers to venture deep into an uncharted island. At the start of the mission they encounter a mythic creature that reveals the secret they were sent to uncover.

Bill Randa is a part of the mysterious Monarch organization and has assembled a group of scientists for a fact finding mission to an uncharted island that no one has ever returned from. James Conrad is a former British Special Air Service Captain who served in the Vietnam War and is hired by Bill as a tracker for the expedition on the unknown island...

Dr. Minnis Statement on Baha Mar Hand Over


How can this PLP Government turn over a set of keys to a property they claim they dont own  Always searching their next photo op, the PLP duly lined up for their latest staged event at Baha Mar, which is a property they claim not to own.  So, what or whose keys were they handing off

And lets dispose of the PLPs notion that the FNM is opposed to the opening of Baha Mar. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, just the opposite is true. We welcome the additional rooms and attractions to our tourism product but we question the wisdom of prematurely opening the doors without one scintilla of advertisement in the market place..."

Charter For Caribbean Public Services Endorsed at Ministerial Symposium


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A Charter for the public services of the Caribbean was endorsed at a Ministerial Symposium that took place at the Jolly Beach Hotel in Antigua and Barbuda on March, 9 & 10, 2017. The Charter identifies components of a professional and effective public service. It establishes a general framework of guiding principles, policies and management mechanisms reflecting a common commitment of the Public Services of the Caribbean Region. It is intended to serve as a catalyst for the reform, modernisation and transformation of national public sector entities within the context of each countrys realities and priorities. Consultations took place in CARICAD member states ahead of the Symposium to allow citizens to discuss the Charter and provide feedback...

STB: Finally, the PM understands how we feel


Save The Bays (STB) has welcomed the Prime Ministers warning over dangers of hostile public demonstrations, pointing out that its own members have been pleading for years for relief from aggressive and intimidating protests who have placed them in fear for their lives.

The embattled environmental group, which emphasized that the safety of its members remains under serious threat because of its public interest advocacy, said it agrees with Mr. Christie that under certain circumstances, demonstrations can lead to violence and harm.

STB legal director Fred Smith said, The difference is that while the 'We March' movement of which the Prime Minister complains has already held two peaceful and well organized events, giving no indication whatsoever that there is anything to fear from their April 2 march...

BTC Injects Almost $400,000 Into Major Sporting Events


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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) today announced their title sponsorship of three major sporting events. BTC will be the title partner for the IAAF World Relays, the CARIFTA Track & Field Championships scheduled for Curacao, and the CARIFTA Swimming Championships scheduled which will take place on our shores.

The sponsorship amounts are as follows:

IAAF World Relays $275,000.00

CARIFTA Swimming $90,000.00...

Cable Bahamas updates on cable TV restoration work


At 10:00 a.m. Tuesday March 21st, Cable Bahamas experienced service issues on its video network. This resulted in multiple channels across New Providence, Abaco, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera experiencing intermittent service outages. Technical teams immediately launched response protocols and began investigations. Multiple vendors were engaged to assist Cable Bahamas' engineers in troubleshooting the issue. Due to the malfunction of a major piece of equipment repairs have taken longer than anticipated.

Early Wednesday morning, March 22nd, the technical teams were able to begin stabilisation of the network. During this period, the system restoration suffered a setback and at this time Cable Bahamas technical teams and vendors are continuing to work through the issues as we move towards stabilising all TV services...

Bahamas Foreign Affairs on UK Parliament Situation


Statement by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration on Reports of shots outside UK Parliament on 22 March 2017:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is monitoring the reports of shots outside the UK Parliament. The Ministry has contacted The Bahamas High Commission in London and all Bahamian personnel of the High Commission, The Bahamas Tourist Office and The Bahamas Maritime Authority are reported to be okay...

Robbery at St. Barnabas Parish voters card distribution centre


DISTRIBUTION OF VOTERS CARDS FOR THE ST. BARNABAS AND ENGLERSTON CONSTITUENCIES

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall wishes to inform the public that a robbery took place at the St. Barnabas Parish voters card distribution centre yesterday evening, March 21, just after 8:00 p.m.

Parliamentary Registration Department staff lost personal cell phones and cash in the robbery...

Carroll Signs Book of Condolences for Sir Derek


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The Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, is pictured signing the Book of Condolences for former renowned Saint Lucian poet and playwright Sir Derek Alton Walcott, SLC OBE, OCC, at the Consulate General/Permanent Mission of Saint Lucia to the United Nations, 800 Second Avenue, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Sir Derek, who won the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away at his home in Saint Lucia on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the age of 87...

Bahamian Insurance Execs call on Zonicle in Washington


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Several insurance executives of BAF Financial and Investments (Bahamas) Limited, who are attending GAMAS annual Leadership and Management Program (LAMP) conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., paid a courtesy call on Ms. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W. The LAMP conference, being held from March 19 to March 22, involves more than 3,000 field leaders and industry executives representing the most recognized insurance, investment, and financial services companies from around the world...

Dr. Minnis Responds to PM's Comments On Crime


Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement on the Prime Ministers latest comments regarding the growing crime epidemic:

'Perceived increase in crime' Madness that has seemed to grip our county Prime Minister Christies and Minister Nottages words, not ours. Words matter and actions matter even more and the two of them prove they just dont get it. Mr. Christie should know, to Bahamians terrified to leave their homes at night, it doesnt seem like a crime epidemic there is one. The senseless murders gripping our streets are not perceived like Minister Nottage suggests, they are real...



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