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Solar Eclipse Advisory


The Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health wishes to advise the general public that on August 21st, 2017 between the hours of 1pm to 5pm the Bahamas will experience a Partial Eclipse.

A  Partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.

The Ministry of Health wishes to further advise that while enjoying this event, looking directly at the sun without the correct eye protection, even for a short time, can cause permanent damage to your retinas, a light-sensitive part of the eye that transmits what you see to your brain...

Bahamas 3-Day Weather forecast starting Saturday, August 19th


Bahamas Public Forecast

3 day Bahamas Public forecast for today and tonight, Saturday 19th August 2017

General situation: The interaction of an upper level low centered over Northwestern Cuba and the Northern extent of a tropical wave in the vicinity of the Northwest Bahamas will trigger unsettled weather across the Northwest and Central islands today.

Special warnings: Mariners should be alert for potential waterspouts. Beachgoers and mariners should also be alert for the risk or rip currents at beaches mainly along the Northern and Eastern shorelines in the Central and Southeast Bahamas...

RBPF Nassau: Police search for suspects in 3 separate shooting death continues


Police have launched an island-wide manhunt for the suspects responsible for three separate shootings that have left three men dead on Friday 18th August 2017.

In the first incident, around 8:00am, Police received a report of a man found dead on Hospital Lane. Responding officers arrived in the scene where they met the lifeless body of a male in the passenger seat of a truck who had been shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Then shortly after 8:00am, Police received a report of a man found dead in bushes off Step Street, Fox Hill. Responding officers arrived in the scene where they met the lifeless body of a male who had been shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene...

47th Annual BASRA Swim race & Beach Party w/ Uppercut 242


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The 47th Annual Bernie Butler/BASRA Swim race is scheduled to take place August 19 at Coral Beach from 9:00 a.m. the much anticipated annual event is the largest Swim race and beach party of the year.

Directly after the competition is the beach party from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, the U. S. Coast Guard returns with their dramatic demonstrations which includes a chase and a rescue scene.

BASRA Chairman Eddie Whan explained that this year they plan even more activities than before including; Tug-O-War, egg toss and more. Wahn expressed his enthusiasm to confirm the return of  Grand Bahama's ever popular Uppercut 242...

NEMA Reminds public to remain vigilant as peak hurricane season approaches


Good afternoon Bahamas, as you are all aware, we are approaching the peak time of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

You should all be aware at this time that there are a number of tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean, and one or two are projected to cross over, or come near The Bahamas during the upcoming week.

Even though the systems have not been named, I would like to urge all residents throughout The Bahamas to continue to monitor these systems as we go into the weekend...

the Orange Economy Webinar to take place at the Central Bank of The Bahamas


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Creative Nassau, in collaboration with The Central Bank of The Bahamas and the Inter-American Development Bank, invites the public to The Orange Economy Webinar on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Central Bank Conference Room from 9am 1pm. The webinar will examine and discuss the benefits of this economic model, which centres on the immense value that can be derived from the creative industries for the country and the region.

Due to limited seating at the Central Bank, the public is urged to reserve their space for this valuable seminar as soon as possible by registering on the Creative Nassau websites CONTACT US page at www.creativenassau.com...

Sterling Global Financial Lauds Forbes Magazines ranking Bahamas First for Real Estate Investors


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Sterling Global Financial Lauds Forbes Magazines Ranking Bahamas First for Real Estate Investors, Re-affirms Companys Belief, Growing Investment in Country

Sterling Global Financial, a broad-based real estate and international financial services provider with US$9 billion in assets under administration and management, today applauded Forbes magazines ranking The Bahamas as the worlds number one choice for real estate investment.

The decision by the respected Forbes Real Estate Council is, in our view, not only terrific for business but re-affirms our belief in this country and our clients faith in the future of The Bahamas, said Sterling Chairman David Kosoy.

Sterling, the multiple award-winning firm that specializes in r

Minister Pintard attends 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting


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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (left) poses with President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, during the recent 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala, Uganda.  The focus of the meeting was resourcing and financing Youth Development. More than 200 Youth Ministers, senior government officials and youth delegates met with NGOs and international agencies to explore various ways of accessing funding for youth initiatives. The Bahamas delegation also had bilateral discussions with member states relative to deepening cooperation in the area of youth development...

Photos enclosed...

Caribbean Tourism Organization calls for United states/Caribbean strategic alliance


The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has called for a formal partnership between the region's tourism sector and those responsible for implementing the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act, known as H.R. 2939.
 
The Act, which was passed in the United States Congress on Dec. 13, 2016 and signed into law by then U.S. President Barack Obama three days later, mandates a new long-term strategy to strengthen ties between Washington, D.C. and the Caribbean region. It is designed to increase the security, prosperity and well-being of the people of the United States and the Caribbean.
 
Addressing the importance of the Act to Caribbean tourism at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley referenced a tourism working group established by Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

BISX lists Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund


Nassau ,Bahamas - The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that the Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd. (the Fund) has successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process. As a result, the Funds shares have now been added to the roster of funds listed on the Exchange. The Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd. is an open-ended mutual fund.

Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd. is incorporated as an International Business Company under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and was restructured as a Segregated Accounts Company as defined in the Segregated Accounts Companies Act, 2004.

In speaking of the Listing, Ivan Hopper, Chief Executive Officer of The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited stated: We are pleased to have sponsored the listing of the Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd...

Prime Minister Minnis praises Girl Guides Officials for outstanding work


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis met with officials of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) Thursday (August 17, 2017) during a visit at the BGGAs Headquarters, located Marcus Bethel Way and West Bay Street. The BGGA is a non-profit, voluntary organization for girls and young women.
 
Prime Minister Minnis was accompanied by His Excellency, Joshua Sears, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister. The Girl Guides Movement has been in existence in The Bahamas for more than 100 years (102 to be exact).
 
Prime Minister Minnis lauded the organization for the outstanding work they have done, and continue to do, in training and developing thousands of Bahamian girls and young women into productive, responsible and contributing members of society...

RBPF Nassau: Man arrested for drug possession - 22 arrested, 41 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers


Man arrested for drug possession:
Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a man into custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Friday 18th August 2017.

According to reports, around 7:00pm, Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol on Carmichael Road, when they saw a man standing outside a restaurant who aroused their suspicion...

22 arrested, 41 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers: Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of twenty-two (24) persons during the past 48 hours for, stealing, house breaking threats of death...

Minister lauds Bahamas book exchange with Cornell University


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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard applauded the exchange of about 20 books by Bahamian authors with New York State's Cornell University and called the initiative powerful.

To the extent that we can have more Bahamian publications placed in libraries around the world, it would increase the appreciation that persons have for The Bahamas that we are more than sand, sun and sea, Minister Pintard said at the Official Ceremony marking the exchange, held at the National Art Gallery, August 16, 2017.

According to a release by the Ministry, Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies, distinguished professor of African Studies and English at the African Studies Research Center at Cornell University presented and donated an Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora...

Statement by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet on Tropical Storm Harvey:


The latest information from NEMO and the Met office is that Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to intensify over the next two hours.

As such all offices, commercial and Government, should remain closed until 1:00 PM.

The 1:00PM time is conditional to receiving the all clear by 12:00PM. I am asking everyone to remain indoors and continue to exercise caution....

Labour Minister Attends First Consumer Protection Commission Meeting


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The Consumer Protection Commissions (CPC) newly-appointed board held its first meeting on Friday August 11th 2017. In attendance was Minister of Labor, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes who has responsibility for Consumer Affairs.

Minister Foulkes five-year strategic plan for CPC was laid out. CPC will employ strategies that are consistent with the following guiding principles/core values:

Emphasis will be placed on educating the consumer; sustainable consumption of goods and services; competitive market in goods and services...

Mommy and Me Workouts


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Parenting is an important, full-time job which requires the distribution of an endless amount of love, affection, and guidance. As a parent, it is important to build a community of supporters who can alleviate any stressors associated with parenting, in addition to developing healthy habits for you and your child(ren) which makes it easier for you to cope and bond.

Mommy and Me Workouts are beneficial to both mother and child. Such workouts can begin when the baby is still in the womb, helping the mother to strengthen her pelvic floor muscles and increase flexibility during pregnancy in order to prepare her body for labour. Post pregnancy, Mommy and Me Workouts regulate changing hormones to prevent postpartum depression. For the baby, it creates the adoption of an active, healthy lifestyle which should continue throughout their lifetime

The Medical Fitness Department at Bahamas Medical Center (BMC) offers Mommy and Me Workouts for Pre and Post Natal mothers and their child or children...

BTC joins forces with Marco City MP for back to school drive


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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) joined forces with Marco City MP Michael Pintard to facilitate the community's annual Back to School Drive, set for August 26th. The Company donated school supplies including backpacks and pens, to ensure that students within the Marco City Constituency return to the classroom ready to embrace the challenges of the new school year.

Pictured (L-R) are BTC Marketing Interns  Brianna Delancy & Zachary Butler. Assistant to the Member of Parliament Mr. Eden Butler who accepted on behalf of Marco City MP Michael Pintard and BTC Events and Sponsorship Coordinator Davina Rutherford...

Travel Industry executives pay courtesy call on Minister Symonette


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Travel industry executives paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry, and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry, August 16, 2017.  Pictured from left are: Executive Vice-President, Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Suzanne Pattusch; Minister Brent Symonette; and President & CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) Vernice Walkine.

Official photos by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services...


Gert begins to weaken as it races toward colder waters


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At 5:00am Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Gert Was Located Near Latitude 41.7north And Longitude 54.0 West Or About 350 Miles South Of Cape Race Newfoundland Or 525 Miles East-southeast Of Halifax Nova Scotia.
Hurricane Gert Is Moving Toward The East-northeast At 39 Mph And This Motion Is Expected To Continue Today.  A Slower Northeastward To East-northeastward Motion Is Expected On Friday...

RBPF Nassau: Police searching for suspects in two separate armed robberies


Nassau,Bahamas - Police are seeking the publics help in solving two separate armed robberies that occurred on Wednesday 16th August 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 1:30pm, two men armed with handguns robbed a business establishment located on West Bay Street of cash before fleeing on foot.

Then shortly after 3:30pm, a lone gunman robbed a business establishment located on Deans Lane of cash before fleeing on foot...

RBPF Nassau : 12 arrested, 283 drivers ticketed- 24 arrested, 64 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers during 24 hours period


12 arrested, 283 drivers ticketed during police island-wide operation :
Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, an island-wide operation the conducted by several policing divisions in New Providence on Wednesday 16th August 2017 has led to the arrest of a number of persons and several drivers being ticketed for various traffic violations...

24 arrested, 64 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers during 24 hours period : Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities...

Reformation of Stephen Dillet to be completed in 'record time'


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The wholesale reformation of the Stephen Dillet Primary School will be completed in record time, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd said Wednesday.

Minister Lloyd said the end result of the transformation will be the provision of more efficient delivery of education at the facility.
 
What would have ordinarily taken six-and-a-half to seven months to complete, will be completed in less than four months, Minister Lloyd said following a tour of the facility. Minister Lloyd accompanied Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on the tour...

University of The Bahamas (UB) announces several key administrative appointments


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University of The Bahamas (UB) recently announced several key administrative appointments at the Oakes Field and UB-North campuses.

Vik Nair, Ph.D. Dean, Graduate Studies and Research:University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Vikneswaran Nair as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Office of the Provost...

Peter McWilliam, Ed.D. Dean of Faculty, University of The Bahamas-North:
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Peter McWilliam as the Dean of Faculty, UB-North, formerly Northern Bahamas Campus...

Red Cross executives visit the Governor General


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Bahamas Red Cross Society President Craig Gomez and Director General Caroline Turnquest (right) paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerit.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Derek Smith...

Haitian Ambassador pays farewell courtesy call on the Governor General


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Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Jean Victor Geneus paid a Farewell Courtesy Call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, August 16, 2017.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Derek Smith...

King of the Conch Fest' Reps meet Minister Pintard


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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (centre) met with 'King of the Conch Fest' Executive Director Stephen Dean and Community Liaison Niambi Hall-Campbell, PhD during a courtesy call at the Ministry on August 16, 2017.  The event is slated for October 8, 2017, on Montagu Beach, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Eric Rose...

ALIV sponsors RBPF Torch Run/ Family Fun Day


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ALIV has partnered with the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) to sponsor the Torch Run and Family Fun Day scheduled for Saturday, August 16th. All funds raised from the event will go towards Special Olympics Bahamas. The torch run will begin from the Magistrates Court on Nassau and South Streets at 9:30am and end at Stapledon School. Registration is $20. All law enforcement agencies including staff from ALIVs Nassau Team will be participating. The event will end at Stapledon School and kick off a Family Fun Day which includes a grillout and games. ALIV announced in May that it...

RBPF: Police seek public help in locating several missing persons


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Police are seeking the publics help in locating several persons reported missing by family members. The first person is 13 year old Dominique Carol Johnson of Farrington Road...; The second person is 15 year old Charome Green of Jones Drive, Joans Heights...

The third person is 33 year old Nathaniel Higgs of Upper Bogue, Eleuthera; The fourth person is 41 year old Brian Burrows of little Hog Cay, Abaco...

Police are appealing to the public to share information on any illegal/suspicious activities in their communities, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, members of the public are urged to anonymously contact the police at 919...

RBPF Nassau: Two woman arrested by DEU for Drug Possession


Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers took two women into custody following the seizure of a quantity of cocaine in separate incidents on Tuesday 15th August 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 2:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers on duty at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, conducted a search of a suitcase owned by a woman from Suriname, who had just arrived on a Caribbean airline. During the search the officers uncovered just over nine (9) pounds of cocaine. The woman was subsequently taken into custody...

ALIV launches in Bimini on Friday


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ALIV, The Bahamas newest mobile network, is pleased to announce the opening of a flagship store in Bimini. The official grand opening is scheduled before the for Friday, August 18th.

Chief ALIV Officer Damian Blackburn said the company remains committed to quickly delivering on its mandate to provide superior products and services in The Bahamas.

We are excited to deliver ALIVs world-class service to the people of Bimini, offering them the opportunity to now choose the best mobile network in The Bahamas. Our teams have been working judiciously on the island of Bimini to ensure required infrastructure is fully installed and secure key elements for a successful service launch on the island he said...

DQs Miracle Treat Day raises $11,000 for Down Syndrome


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Thousands of earth angels turned out for DQs Miracle Treat Day held July 27, raising $11,000 for children and families affected by Down syndrome in The Bahamas.

For one day only, DQ donated $2 from every blizzard sold to local schools and organizations that support those with Down syndrome.

Benefitting organizations included The Bahamas Down Syndrome & Friends Center, Stapledon School and Hopedale Center...  

NASA Television to air launch of next communications Satellite


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NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch, and related activities that begin Thursday, Aug. 17, will air live on NASA Television and the agencys website.

TDRS-M, built by Boeing, will provide NASAs Space Network the ability to support critical space communication into the mid-2020s, ensuring scientists, engineers and control room staff can readily access data for missions like the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.

PM and DPM lead verification process for Cabinet Ministers


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest led the verification process for Members of Parliament prior to participating in the weekly Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday (August 15, 2017).
 
Prime Minister Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest were two of 15 Cabinet Ministers to take advantage of the opportunity provided by officials from the Public Treasury Department who were on hand at the Cecil V. Wallace-Whitfield Centre to conduct the verification process for public service employees there...
           

Bahamas Congratulates India on the Celebration of its National Day


The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has congratulated the Government and people of the Republic of India on the celebration of its National Day.  The Government of The Bahamas looks forward to continuing the friendly and cooperative relationship that has existed between the two countries since the inception of Diplomatic Relations in 1975.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a formal Diplomatic Note of congratulations to the Government of India to that effect...

Chinese Ambassador calls on Prime Minister Minnis


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Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Huang Qinguo made a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Office of the Prime Minister.  The Bahamas and China recently recognized their 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations at a Reception on Friday evening at the British Colonial Hilton. 

Photos show a gift presentation during the courtesy call, and the Prime Minister with the Ambassador in a group including, from left: Chinese Embassy officials, Ambassador Huang Qinguo (third left), Prime Minister Minnis...


Haitian Ambassador calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs


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Haitian Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Jean Victor Geneus, left, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield at the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, August 14, 2017.

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Executives of Club Med North America call on Prime Minister Minnis


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Executives of Club Med North America paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday.  Club Med North America Vice-President Xavier Mufraggi, left, shakes hands with Prime Minister Minnis in photo.

Photo by OPM Media Services...

 

Kirkland Bodie seeks accountability for 'failed' Junkanoo Carnival


For several years now, but to no avail, I have been requesting that the former government have a forensic audit done on the failed Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (aka somebody elses culture), and now I am calling on the Minnis administration to have a forensic report done on behalf of the Bahamian people and the cultural community.
 
I am so ashamed and disappointed in the former Prime Minister Perry Christie, the former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe and the former Minister Of Youth Sports and Culture Danny Johnson.  Johnson who these days is trying to reinvent and distance himmself from the gang of garbage men he hung out with for the past five years...

BTC encourages Grand Bahamians to buy local through back to school partnership with GBPA


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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is helping spur economic activity in Downtown Freeport ahead of the busy Back to School shopping season. The company has partnered with the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) for 'Back to School Fridays' and will provide FREE Area WiFi for parents and the children to enjoy as they take advantage of savings offered at all their favorite local stores. Representatives from BTC will also be on site providing discounts and deals on popular mobile devices as well as giveaways. BTC Marketing Manager Leteasha Lord (Left) is pictured alongside Lashawn Dames of the GBPA (Center) and DJ Skye of ZNS Northern Bahamas following a Radio Chit-Chat to promote the upcoming event.

Press Statement from the Minister of Labour on Labour Survey


Press Statement by Senator Hon. Dion A. Foulkes, Minister of Labour:

I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Department of Statistics on the recent publication of the results of the May 2017 Labour Force Survey which highlighted a slight decline in the unemployment rate in the Bahamas.

The Ministry of Labour is pleased that the level of unemployment in the country has declined particularly on the islands Grand Bahama and Abaco, two of our more populated islands. We are, however, mindful of the fact that the survey was conducted during the period April 24-30 2017, just a few weeks prior the recent general elections. Encouraged by the statistics gathered during the sampling period, which is reflective of the temporary and short time jobs associated with the Carnival and general elections, many of these employees...

Burnett-Garraway new Medical Chief of Staff at PMH


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The Public Hospitals Authority is pleased to announce that Dr. Caroline Burnett-Garraway has been appointed Medical Chief of Staff for the Princess Margaret Hospital with effect from August 2017. With more than two and half decades as a physician in the public health sector, Dr. Burnett-Garraway brings a wealth of training and experience to her new position. A graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences undergraduate and graduate programs in Jamaica and Barbados, she began her medical career at the Princess Margaret Hospital in 1990 as a House Officer.

Starting in 1999, Dr. Burnett-Garraway served as Senior Registrar/Assistant Medical Director in the Accident and Emergency Department, eventually serving as Consultant, Medical Director and ultimately as Chief of Service for the Department from 2014 to 2017. She also held the position of Deputy Medical Chief of Staff for the hospital from 2010 to 2013...

GB Traffic fatality victims Identified - Dangerous drug arrest Grand Bahama


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  - Police in Grand Bahama have identified the victims of the traffic fatality that occurred on Monday 7th August 2017...

Dangerous drug arrest Police in Grand Bahama arrest an 18 year old male of Gold Rock Creek, after he was found with a quantity of Dangerous Drugs on Monday 14th August 2017.

Health Minister Duane Sands Tours Elizabeth Estates Clinic


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Minister of Health Dr.the Hon. Duane Sands toured the Elizabeth Estates Clinic, Monday, August 14,2017.  He met with clinic administrators, physicians and patients to review the running of the clinic and thechallenges faced daily as i deals with its clients.  Pictured is Dr. Sands speaking (outdoors) with ClinicAdministrator, Nichole Julian; Administrator for Public Health, Charlene Bain;Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Sherrilyn Bastian-Wallace;Director of Nursing, Marcel Johnson and standing off to the side is Director ofPublic Health,  Dr. Pearl McMillan. He also spoke with Head Pharmacist Visna Williams in the pharmacy facility...

Minister of Transport and Local Government Visits the International Maritime Organization in the UK


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The Honourable Frankie Campbell, M. P., Minister of Transport and Local Government of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the H. E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), on Friday 14th July, 2017 at the IMO Headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

The Minister was accompanied by H. E. Eldred E. Bethel, High Commissioner and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the IMO, Mr. Don Saunders, M. P., Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Commodore Davy Rolle, CEO and Managing Director of The Bahamas Maritime Authority and Mr. Bernis Pinder, Maritime Liaison, Bahamas High Commission, London...

RBPF Nassau: Police searching for suspects in two separate armed robberies - Stabbing victim dies in hospital, male suspect in custody



Police searching for suspects in two separate armed robberies:Police are seeking the publics help in locating several male suspects responsible for two separate armed robberies that occurred on Sunday 13th August 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 12:00noon, a man was about make a deposit at a local bank in Western New Providence, when three males in a stolen gold Honda CRV car license plate number AK6511 armed with handguns pulled up and robbed him..

Stabbing victim dies in hospital, male suspect in custody: An adult male is in custody assisting police with their investigations into a stabbing incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 13th August 2017.

RBPF Nassau: Ammunition seized, 2 males in custody - 3 in custody for drug possession, 5 others arrested for various offenses - Sawed off shotgun seized


Ammunition seized, 2 males in custody:Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two males into custody following the seizure of a quantity of ammunition on Sunday 13th August 2017...

3 in custody for drug possession, 5 others arrested for various offenses: Consistent with the Commissioners Police Priorities for 2017, Police took three males into custody, following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Monday 14th August 2017...

Sawed off shotgun seized: Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a sawed off shotgun off the streets of New Providence on Sunday 13th August 2017...


Custom Computers donates ipad to Komen Bahamas


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One lucky student has a shot of running away with an Apple iPad Mini.

Custom Computers, an authorized distributor for Apple products, has donated an iPad Mini to the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure event.

The device, which is accessorized with pink accessories, will be raffled off to a youngster who is registered for the 8th annual Komen Bahamas event...

Oswald T. Brown: Sir Geoffrey Johnstone was a great Bahamian


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As a young reporter with The Tribune, I got to know Sir Geoffrey Johnstone very well and as someone who became a Black Power Advocate in the 1960s because of the oppressive racist policies of the United Bahamian Party (UBP), of which he was a member, he was not one of those that I considered to be a racist. In fact, in my opinion he was an extremely decent human being.

I did not reach this conclusion by happenstance, but rather by interaction with him in various settings, including a one in-your-face confrontation when I indeed did call him a racist SOB. Johnstone and Pierre Dupuch were the UBP candidates for the Far East constituency, which included Fox Hill, in the 1962 general election, and the PLP candidates for that area were Arthur Hanna and Arthur Foulkes, my journalistic...

BTC Sends Grand Bahama's Future Leaders Back to School In Style


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Grand Bahama's future leaders are heading back to school in style thanks to a donation of backpacks and schools supplies from BTC. The company joined forces with the Kingdom Living Church to Sponsor their annual back to school event under the theme: "EMPOWERING CHILDREN TODAY FOR LEADERS OF TOMORROW". Each student received a BTC branded backpack containing all their Back to School essentials; from pens and pencils to rulers and notebooks. BTC representatives Davina Rutherford (Left) and Lateasha Lord (Right) are pictured along with event coordinator Senator Jasmine Turner-Dareus....


Handgun seized, 3 males in custody, 2 murder suspects among 5 suspects to appear in court


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- Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, police took three adult males into custody following the seizure of...

2 murder suspects among five suspects to appear in court on serious charges
- Police are pleased to report that two...

Bahamas & China celebrate 20 years of strong diplomatic relations


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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- After 20 years of establishing diplomatic relations with China, The Bahamas continues to expand its cultural influence internationally through promoting diversity, building people-to-people friendships, and establishing sister city relationships through Sino-Bahamian expressions of mutual respect.

"There have been many exchanges of high-level delegations between our two countries as we deepened and strengthened our knowledge, understanding and appreciation of one another's cultures, priorities, commitments and needs," said the Hon. Darren Henfield, Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister.

Haitian migrants apprehended in Ragged Island Aug 17


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Coral Harbour Base, 13 AUG. 17 (RBDF): 151 Haitian migrants were apprehended in Bahamian waters in two separate incidents between August 9th and 11th in waters of the Southern Bahamas.

On August 9th, the US Coast Guard vessel with a Defence Force shiprider on board apprehended 73 Haitian migrants aboard a freighter.

Under the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the US and The Bahamas, Defence Force personnel are permitted to conduct tours of duty aboard US Coast...

Funeral of the Late Sir Geoffrey Johnstone


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The funeral service of noted Bahamian political figure, Sir Geoffrey Johnstone was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk on Saturday morning, August 12, 2017, conducted by pastor of St. Andrew's Kirk, Rev. Bryn McPhail, with interment at The Garden of Remembrance, Christ Church Cathedral.  Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the service, as well as Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, members of the government and other officials.  The Governor General is pictured greeting the family of the late Sir Geoffrey, and the Prime Minister is pictured while giving a tribute...


St Lucia PM on the Leahy Law: Ive done everything I can do


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In the third and final part of the Caribbean News Now exclusive interview with the prime minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet, he apparently admitted he can do no with regard to more Leahy Law sanctions on Saint Lucia.

The issues arising from Operation Restore Confidence (ORC), the Leahy Law sanctions and the subsequent IMPACS report have been dealt with in considerable detail in many columns and leading news reports from Caribbean News Now.

In brief, security force units in Saint Lucia have been denied assistance by the US under the Leahy Amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act, joining such illustrious company as Bangladesh, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala...

Art & Words A Marriage in St. Martin An exhibition of 39 years of book covers


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Art helps us to imagine, even create our possibilities. Literature, the word, gives us license to put pen to paper, to creatively express our thoughts. The wedding of both genres in books from House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), was recently celebrated with an art exhibit in St. Martin at the intimate gallery of the elegant Sheer Restaurant.

The HNP exhibition, entitled Art & Words A Marriage, showcased 27 prints and original art of mostly book covers linked to the indie press for the last 39 years. A number of the pieces were on loan from their owners...


RBPF Nassau: 2 illegal weapons seized - 13 arrested by mobile division officers during 48 hours period


Two illegal weapons seized:Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, police took two more illegal guns of the streets of New Providence in separate incidents on Saturday 12th August 2017...

13 arrested by mobile division officers during 48 hours period:Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities...

RBPF Nassau: Pedestrian hit and killed by a rolling Truck


Officers from the Police Traffic Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who died following an accident that occurred on Saturday 12th August 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, a man was walking on Cowpen Road near Summerset Estates, when a rolling propane gas truck that was delivering gas to a home struck him. The man was pronounced dead on the scene...

Abaco Police investigating death of 41 year old male resident of Hope Town


Reports are that shortly before 10:00am, police were called to the Hope Town Light House, where the lifeless body of a male was found unresponsive on the premises. The body was transported to the Marsh Harbor Clinic and pronounced dead by doctor. Foul play is not suspected at this time. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch Comments on Bahamas Health Care System.


Many moons ago when I was a freshman studying economics at St. John's University my professor, Fr. Martin, walked into the classroom and said, "Open your books and write this down. The definition of Economics is the allocation of scarce resources among competing needs and wants."

Over the past sixty years I have seen successive governments run this country contrary to the basic rule of economics, the allocation of scarce resources among competing needs and wants. In 1982 Sir Kendal Isaacs appointed me the Shadow Minister of Health in the House of Assembly. From there for ten years I watched the then Government whittle away scarce money with no rhyme or reason. Since then I

Patrck Rahming: The Business of Tourism


Dear Editor,

There seems t be some confusion about the way a tourist destination works. Vested interest (hospitality unions, entertainers, tourism officials) have obscured the simple, basic way tourist destinations really make money and how that money is available to the widest community. So I thought it might be worthwhile to, in laymans terms, try to lay the destination business model out, so that public comments might have better context.

As I said, the model is simple. In this discussion, I will refer to the destination as a shop. While the Bahamas as a whole is a shop (more correctly, a mall), I will refer to individual destinations within the Bahamas as shops.


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