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Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase With Movie Masters Mixers

The Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is being presented in several Caribbean islands, screening more than 20 films from around the Caribbean. Films will be shown in Nassau, February 19 21, 2018, from noon to 9:00 p.m. on February 19 and 21 and on February 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All screenings are free to the public. Click here to see the schedule.The Movie Masters public forum with producers, sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourisms Film Commission and the University of

Legal Roundtable on Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents Feb. 20th

Freeport- Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts announces the first of a series of events, a Legal Round Table. The round table discussion covers the legal steps for one to take in order to protect their creative works via Copyright, Trademarks and patents. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday February 20th, 7pm at Mackey Media Studios located at Grand Lucayan behind the former Paradise Jewels, just outside of the old casino exit.
Admission is free for members and and $5 donation for non members. Seating is limited and available via online registration at: The presenter for the evening is BFPA Legal Affairs Director, Attorney Jacy Whitaker.

DJ-Gyo drops new album, Stepping out of the box 3

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- Popular Dove 103.7 FM radio personality, DJ-Gyo stopped into Mackey Medias audio recording studio on Retail Street at Grand Lucayan for the final stages of his hot new album release. Mackey Media Creative Director and CEO David Mackey took the opportunity to interview Gyo on his dynamic new album that also features his wife, daughter and others on backing vocals. While DJ-Gyos main genre is gospel music, he says that hes stepping out of the box, I step out of the box to do just something different to reach a mass of people, not just one  set of people. Even though Im a Christian artist, Im not just set to reach Christian people...

20th Grand Bahama Business Outlook On February 22: how to revitalize Grand Bahama

The 20th Grand Bahama Business Outlook (GBBO), set for February 22, 2018, is bringing together public and private sector experts who will share key elements for the revitalization of the Grand Bahama economy, ranging from energy to technology solutions.  The event will be held at The Grand Lucayan Resort featuring Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, K. Peter Turnquest as the keynote speaker.

Speaking at a press conference held at TCL Groups headquarters, Joan Albury, President of TCL and founder of the seven-island Business Outlook Series...

Locally developed ONShore App proves a hit with visitors

A locally developed mobile application for tourists, called Onshore Bahamas, is proving a useful tool for both air and sea visitors. The travel App, developed by the all Bahamian OnShore Travel Group, is helping to tempt more cruise ship passengers to step ashore and sample the sights, sounds and dozens of listed activities and retail opportunities when in Nassau, and soon more fully in Freeport and select Family Islands. 

Janet Johnson, Director of Business Development for the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, has expressed enthusiasm for the new App...

Queens College Centre for Further Education presents The Bahamian Exchange

QC Centre for Further Education presents The Bahamian Exchange, taking place at Queens College Primary Hall on March 9, 2018 featuring Sir Charles Carter, History; Hon. Brent Symonette, Politics & Community; Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Politics and Community; Elma Garraway, Education; Fred Ferguson, Culture & Entertainment; Kentisha Ward, Business & Entrepreneurship; Erin Brown, Personal Triumph; Allan Wallace, Art; Rev. Carla Culmer and Demetrius Smith, Humanitarianism.

The Bahamian Exchange formerly known as the Human Library Showcase is returning bigger and better for a second year. This event showcases people from different backgrounds and experiences to share life from their perspective...

RBPF Nassau: Police seek publics help in solving an armed robbery

Police are asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery which occurred on Friday, 16th February, 2018.

Shortly after 8:00pm, a woman had just arrived at her residence on Carmichael Road, when she was approached by a male armed with a handgun, who robbed her of her handbag, which contained cash and other items, before fleeing on foot...

RBPF Nassau: Police seek publics help in solving countrys latest homicide - Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs recovered, 1 male in custody

Police seek publics help in solving countrys latest homicide: Police are searching for the suspects responsible for a shooting incident on Friday, 16th February 2018, which has left two males dead.

According to reports, shortly after 8:00pm, a group of men were gathered under a car port at a residence on Saffron Street, Pinewood Gardens, when two men drove up to the residence on a scooter. Both men were armed with firearms...

Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs recovered, 1 male in custody: Shortly before 8:00am on Friday, 16th February, 2018 officers from Drug Enforcement Unit...

Olympians at BAISS

Olympians Pauline Davis Rolle and Shaunae Miller Uibo were at BAISS today at the National Stadium.  Also pictured at the track and field competition are Cabinet Ministers Jeffrey Lloyd and Michael Pintard.

 (BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...

Great Harbor Cay to hold Wahoo Tournament February 22-25

Plans for the Ninth Annual Wahoo Tournament in Great Harbor Cay, Bahamas are well underway.  The fun event, which offers a Calcutta purse, will take place February 22-25, and is expected to attract anglers from the United States of America and The Bahamas.

Among some of the weekends planned activities are a captains meeting and reception on February 22, two days of fishing on February 23rd and 24th, a chill and grill party featuring live entertainment, junkanoo rush out and a gala awards dinner...  

PM Minnis at BAISS Track & Field Meet

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, a St. Augustine's College (SAC) alumnus, stopped in at the BAISS track and field competition at the National Stadium today to cheer for SAC, who won the meet against other independent schools. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)

Seniors enjoy Valentine movie treat

The Ministry of Social Services through its Urban Renewal division expressed love to some 250 senior citizens with a post Valentines Day treat to Galleria Cinemas, Friday, February 16.

The seniors, who represented some 10 Urban Renewal Centres, basked in the moment as they embraced the sights of the Mall at Marathon and sounds of the Urban Renewal Band, which provided entertainment prior to the start of the movie.  Arthur Johnson, an inspector with Urban Renewal, serenaded the elderly as they queued...

PM announces $4 billion oil refinery project in Grand Bahama

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis announced that his government has approved Oban Energies to commence an oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama.

The project is expected to create 600 direct jobs, 1,000 indirect jobs during construction and an estimated project cost of over $4 billion.

The Prime Ministers announcement came at the start of the sitting of Parliament on Wednesday, February 14, 2018...

A New Tool for BSOs to Support Private Sector Development is released by Caribbean Export

A new online tool developed by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) with funding from the European Union has been launched.  The SME Diagnostic Tool was developed to assist CARIFORUM SMEs increase their export competitiveness.  exporTT have adopted the tool which will be utilised as a central aspect of their Export Competitiveness Project launched.

I am delighted that exporTT is the first Business Support Organisation (BSO) in the Caribbean to adopt the SMEs Diagnostic Tool Assessment project as the foundation for building export competitiveness...

U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Presidents' Day Holiday

The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, February 19th, in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday.  Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, February 20th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassys Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...

RBPF Bimini: Found dangerous drugs

Police in Bimini are investigating the discovery of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs.

Reports are that on Thursday 15th February 2018, shortly after 3:00pm, officers of the Bimini Division went to an area in Alice Town, Queens Highway North Bimini, where they discovered in an abandoned building a clear plastic bag containing a quantity of suspected Dangerous Drugs namely cocaine...

RBPF: 55 drivers ticketed by traffic division officers in Grand Bahama

Officers from the Traffic Division conducted a road check on East Sunrise Highway on Thursday 15th February 2018. Their efforts were intended to maintain road safety, minimize the number of road accidents, to show police presence, and to ensure that all road users are complying with the rules and regulations of the road. It was also to encourage and advise vehicle owners to collect their new license plates...

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Friday, February 16th

3-day Bahamas public forecast

Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Friday 16th February, 2018.

General situation: High pressure dominates the weather across the Bahamas with stable conditions.

Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should continue to exercise caution due to the risk of rip currents mainly along Northern and eastern shorelines in the Southeast Bahamas...

Veteran Educator, Civic Leader Joe Darville: PMs Promise of Low Cost Lots a 41-Year-Old Dream Come True

Joe Darville remembers the first time he proposed that every Bahamian be granted a plot of Crown Land at age 18.

It was 1977 and I had just moved to Freeport to take up my post as principal of Catholic High School, said the veteran educator and respected community rights and environmental advocate. The Bahamas was barreling toward a drug-involved culture. Drugs were infiltrating every level of society and I was sick about what I saw ahead poverty, neglect, delusion, corruption...

GBPA's Capital Arena Initiative to Announce 19 Finalist

A little over 6 months ago, executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), unveiled its Capital Arena Initiative, a grant funding project, to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners. This week, the Port will announce the 19 finalists set to compete in GBPAs Capital Arena, for a chance to receive up to $15,000 to start or grow their business.

GBPAs Capital Arena Initiative seeks to introduce a minimum of 4 new businesses into the local economy annually. According to Ian Rolle, GBPA President, the Port hopes to identify the best business ideas local entrepreneurs have to offer and assist with funding and support for these businesses to flourish...

Telfar 2018 shines and showcases through Art and Soul

Known for his unique, unorthodox approach to fashion, combined with a vision to bring inclusiveness and disruption to style, it should come as no surprise that the electrifying 2018 Telfar Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week presented an unconventional evening of music and art.

Telfar is the brainchild of celebrity Fashion Designer, Telfar Clemens who for over ten years have set the trend of making unisex fashion mainstream through his eponymous line of pieces for both all genders; and who champions the cause of diversity and gender fluidity accoutering...

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture: National Sports Awards

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is indeed proud to announce the The National Sports Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony will celebrate achievement in sports for the year 2017 and will be held at Government House on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., hosted by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG.

It would seem as if 2017 was the year that the world came to The Bahamas in droves to compete for gold.  The year 2017 yielded the National High School Track Championship, Carifta  Judo, Carifta Water Polo, and Carifta Swimming Championships...

U.S. Embassy Donates Nearly $250,000 in Ballistics Protective Gear to Bahamian Law Enforcement

On February 15, U.S. Charg dAffaires Denver Herren presented the Royal Bahamas Police Force Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ferguson, and his team with over $245,000 worth of new ballistic vests, gear, uniforms, and equipment for several RBPF units to protect them in the line of duty. 

At the handover ceremony, the Charg d Affaires highlighted the Embassys close partnership with The Bahamas...

Government of Japan gives $500,000 grant to the Bahamas National Trust

The Government of Japan through the Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Programme (JPO) has given the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) a US$500,000 non-reimbursable grant for a community-based conch management project in the Family Islands.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest thanked the JPO, as well as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which was instrumental in helping The Bahamas receive the grant...

Labour Minister announces 21 Local Companies to attend Grand Bahamas Labour On The Blocks Job Fair This Saturday

The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes announced in the Senate today that the Ministry of Labour and the Department of Labour will launch their first ever Labour on The Blocks Job Fair for Freeport, Grand Bahama on that island on this Saturday, 17 February, 2018 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Susan J. Wallace Park (formerly known as Columbus Park) on Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue.

Minister Foulkes announced that some 21 local companies on Grand Bahama will be in attendance and he invited all job seekers on Grand Bahama to attend the Job Fair...

PwC continues its support of Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference

PwC Bahamas has partnered with the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) to sponsor the 36th annual Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference (ICAC)

Under this years theme Regional and Global Opportunities: Preparing for Success, Prince Rahming, Territory Leader, PwC Bahamas, said PwC has been a part of this prestigious, regional body of accountants for the past 30 years and we are very proud to once again partner with our associates to sponsor ICAC, which will mark the fourth hosting of the event in the Bahamas...

Ministry of Health Launches HIV Continued Medical Education for Physicians

The Ministry of Health, in keeping with its mandate to ensure that the highest quality of services for health promotion, health protection and health care are accessible to all residents of The Bahamas, announces launch of The National HIV/AIDS Programmes  HIV Continued Medical Education for Physicians. 

Ministry of Health Surveillance reports indicate that there are 8,667 people living with HIV in The Bahamas; as such the Ministry encourages physicians to continue their education and training in this area.  One of the objectives of the training, as explained by the National HIV/AIDS Programme Director, Dr. Nikkiah Forbes is to reinforce the Ministrys Treat All Policy...

Former Treasurer takes new post as Deputy Financial Secretary/Operations

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest said Eugenia Cartwright has transitioned from her position as the first female Treasurer in the Public Treasury Department to become the Deputy Financial Secretary for Operations at the Ministry of Finance.

This is a very significant role in the way forward for the Ministry of Finance, because for too long the Ministry has been allowed to kind of drift, the DPM said during an Appreciation Luncheon for Ms. Cartwright at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Wednesday, February 14, 2018... 

Minister expresses well wishes to Chinese Government at Event Celebrating Chinese New Year

Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield attended a ceremony commemorating the opening of the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). The event was held at the British Colonial Hilton on Thursday, 8th February.  The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo and his wife Madame Zheng Chuncao hosted the event. Also in attendance were: the Governor General, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Judiciary, Senior Public Service officials and Members of the Chinese community in the Bahamas...

'Culture and Youth in The Park' - Part of Community Outreach

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said that the Culture and Youth in the Park event his Ministry held, on February 10, 2018, was a part of community outreach and a way to encourage and recognize the youth and culturally-minded persons throughout The Bahamas.

Essentially, we believe that it is important to interact with our young people in positive ways," Minister Pintard said at the event, which was held on the George Busta Brown Park, in the Bain and Grants Town community.

NHI Authority Appoints Managing Director

The Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) announces the appointment of Mr. Graham Whitmarsh who assumes the position of Interim Managing Director effective 19th February 2018. Mr. Whitmarsh will report to the NHIA Board of Directors and lead the expanded and accelerate implementation of NHI in the Bahamas. The Board expects a permanent Bahamian Managing Director will be appointed to lead NHI within 2 to 3 years...

New Lease of Life for NP Womens Basketball Association

The New Providence Womens Basketball Association (NPWBA) is the only remaining female league, formed out of the New Providence Basketball Association in 2003 when Mynez Cargill-Sherman spearheaded a breakaway when she found the women leagues lacked support and took a backseat to those of the men.

Right now womens basketball is still struggling, said Ms. Cargill-Sherman, outgoing President of NPWBA. However, with sponsorship from Consolidated Water Corporation (CWCO) weve developed a promising junior program which will eventually feed into the womens league....

Scotiabank shows heart

Scotiabank is spreading love to children with cardiovascular disease by sponsoring the Heart Ball. Ninety-seven percent of every dollar raised at the event directly impacts young persons with congenital heart abnormalities.

The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation does remarkable work in our community that sometimes goes unnoticed, said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager of Marketing and Public Relations at Scotiabank, Caribbean North District. This year marks the golden anniversary of the Golden Heart Award, by Lady Sassoon...

Czech Ambassador-Designate makes courtesy call at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador-Designate of the Czech Republic to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Vladimir Eisenbruk, on an Official Visit, paid a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 14, 2018.  Permanent Secretary (Actg.) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rhoda M. Jackson is pictured greeting Mr. Eisenbruk.

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

Commander Defence Force Encourages Members to Hold the Line

The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, encouraged members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to 'hold the line' in his first Commander Defence Force's Divisions held on Friday 9th Febr uary, 2018.

The ceremonial Divisions provided Commodore Bethel the opportunity to inform his Officers and Marines of his intent for the year, and to address challenges and concerns of the Force with solutions to overcome them. This military tradition also allowed Commodore Bethel to thank his troops for their service and accomplishments during the past year...

Leader of the Opposition on the No Confidence motion against the Speaker of the House

Statement by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis:

Today we bring the case of Halson Moultrie before this Parliament and ask the House to condemn his behaviour for the following acts:

Count one - A statement made to the House on 7 February in response to we do not know what;

Count Two - The unlawful, wrongful, capricious, arbitrary and disproportionate suspension of the Member of Parliament for Englerston on   31 January...

PM Minnis and Cabinet Tour 'New World One Bay Street - The Pointe' Development

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre right) and members of the Cabinet toured 'New World One Bay Street - The Pointe' development today, downtown, Bay Street.  Executive Vice-President/CCA South America, Mr. Daniel Liu (centre) led the tour and updated members of the government on The Pointe's construction progress.

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

NEMA hands over to nine families, homes rebuilt after Hurricane Joaquin

Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Captain Stephen Russell led a technical team to three islands to inspect recently-built homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Joaquin in 2015.

The team comprised personnel from the structural, plumbing and electrical areas of the Ministry of Works, and a technical officer from the National Recovery and Reconstruction Unit (NRRU)...

Bishop Albert Hepburn paid a courtesy call on the Governor General

Bishop Albert Hepburn paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, February 12, 2018.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

Junior Achievement Bahamas makes courtesy call on the Governor General of The Bahamas

Members of Junior Achievement Bahamas paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, February 12, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

The Governor General of the Bahamas hosted Permanent Secretaries at Annual Luncheon

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) hosted Bahamas Government Permanent Secretaries at the Annual Luncheon at Government House on Monday, February 12, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming and Rev. Dr. Genius Wells pay courtesy call on Ambassador Sidney Collie

On Friday, 9th February, 2018, Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming, Pastor of Rehoboth Ministries, and Rev. Dr. Genius Wells, President and Senior Pastor of Chapel on the Hill, and Chaplain of the House of Assembly, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of America and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States (OAS), at the Embassy of The Bahamas, in Washington, D.C...

ICAC Conference To Bring Hundreds To The Islands of The Bahamas

Over 400 accountants from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Caribbean are expected to arrive in Nassau come June for the 36th Institute of Chartered Accountants Caribbeans (ICAC) Conference of Accountants.

The much-anticipated conclave, which is expected to stimulate the Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) aspect of tourism, will be held June 21-23 at Atlantis Paradise Island...

Ryan Knowles Says Dual Stream to Drive Sales

A real estate agent whose sales total more than $70 million and who just completed his best year yet is predicting even better days ahead, projecting a banner year for The Bahamas in 2018.

HG Christie superstar Ryan Knowles made the positive prediction yesterday, saying that two distinct factors point to overall success for the real estate market in both the Family Islands and New Providence.

There are two independent engines that I believe will drive buyers to purchase in The Bahamas this year, said Knowles...

Hummingbirds Association and Helping Hands Foundation Donate to NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received a donation from the Humming Birds Association and the Helping Hands Foundation towards hurricane rebuilding efforts.

The presentation of two separate cheques was made Monday, February 12, 2018 at NEMA on Gladstone Road, in the spirit of the close mutual relationship between The Bahamas and Jamaica -- the country members of those organizations represent.  Present were: Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA; Patrick Hanlan, Honorary Consul of Jamaica; Sharon Purser-Cooper; Denise Smith; Vivienne Campbell; Aldene Farquharson; Hazel Burke; and Colin Hutchison...

Ministry of Works Road Paving - Willow Tree Avenue, Pinewood Gardens Area

The Ministry of Public Works will conduct a road paving exercise on Willow Tree Avenue, in the area of Pinewood Gardens, New Providence. 

Road works will run for a week beginning on Tuesday 13th February - Friday 16th February, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m...

Prime Minister Minnis Welcomed Trinidad's President in a Courtesy Call

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis (pictured at right in photos) at Cabinet Office, Churchill Building, February 12, 2018...

(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)

Ferreira Reminds Contractors of Their Role in Environmental Protection

Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira reminded contractors of their duty to protect the environment at Thursdays Moving Forward Contractors Associations Construction Training Seminar, under the theme Building Each Other for a Better Bahamas.

The Minister addressed contractors and other members of the construction industry at New Covenant Baptist Church on East West Highway...

Rotary meets with UB President Dr Rodney Smith

Rotary Club of East Nassau (RCEN) President,  Hope Sealey, met with Dr. Rodney Smith, President of the University of The Bahamas (UB) Friday, February 9, as the civic organization and its junior partner Rotaract, prepare to host Puttin on the Ritz, a Hollywood Glam Party set for February 16, 2018.  The Glam Party is being held to raise funds for a UB scholarship honouring Rotarian Barry J. Rassin at a private home. Funds raised by RCEN will pave the way for a promising student to enroll at UB, demonstrating the leadership and civic-mindedness that has propelled Rassin to the 2018-2019 Presidency of Rotary International, an incredible honour for a Bahamian now overseeing 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide...

House Speaker welcomes Women Parliamentarians in a courtesy call

Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. D. Halson Moultrie welcomed Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle (centre), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, and Senator the Hon. Jasmin Turner-Dareus, in a courtesy call on Monday, February 12, 2018.

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nassau Headquarters - Closed Today

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs offices at Goodmans Bay Corporate Centre will be closed Monday, 12 February 2018 due to an unforeseen situation. Normal office hours are expected to resume on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. 

If there is an emergency, members of the public should call 827-3106...

PLP Statement from the Office of the Leader of the Opposition - In support of Glenys Hanna-Martin

The Speaker of the Honourable House of Assembly  has by his recent conduct and utterances  lowered the  standards  of our Parliament and has abused the  authority of the Chair.

On January 31st, the Speaker named and suspended me from the House  contrary to the Rules and further  refused me access to the House.

RBPF Abaco: Found Dangerous Drugs

Police in Abaco are investigating the discovery of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs.

Reports are that on Sunday 11th February 2018, shortly after 6:00pm, police received information of the discovery of a suspicious package along the beach area on Crossing Rock, Abaco. Officers responded and discovered (5) packages weighing (8) pounds of suspected hash oil and valued at $16,000. No arrest was made in this matter and police are investigating...

Eleuthera Junior Baseball League Opening Day 2108

The Eleuthera Junior Baseball League (EJBL) held its Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday February 10th, 2018 at the Rock Sound Primary School Baseball Park. It was an exciting time in Rock Sound as teams from Rock Sound, Tarpum Bay and Palmetto Point were in attendance.

The first game began at 11:00am where the Palmetto Point Legends (2017 defending champs in the 9-12 division) defeated the Tarpum Bay Mosquitoes 9 to 7 in a keenly contested game...

DNA: All eyes are on the Bahamian Parliament

A Speaker should maintain his neutrality in all deliberations within the precinct of the Honourable House of Assembly. It is a tenet of our parliamentary democracy that the holder of this esteemed position must always leave his or her politics out of comments made and make a conscious effort at employing diplomacy in his or her utterances.

The Speaker is the chief mediator in parliamentary debates and ought not to engage in personal attacks.  Based on the events of the past week, it appears that the Honourable Speaker does not fully understand his role and the gravity of the position he holds. It is further disappointing that the Speaker has doubled down on his unfortunate statements...

Minister of the Environment Announced Landfill Remediation Shortlist

Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira, released the shortlist of seven qualified firms that were chosen from a total of 18 applicants who submitted Expressions of Interest (EOI), to be considered for submitting landfill remediation proposals to the government.

A proposal to government would detail how the company plans to deconstruct, remediate, and operate the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, as well as all the Landfills throughout the Bahamian archipelago.

On February 8, 2018, Minister Ferreira made the announcement to the press from the Ministrys conference room at its headquarters on Charlotte Street...

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