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Bahamas Tourism reveals strong positive trends in international arrivals

International arrivals in The Bahamas show a solid growth of +10.2 percent year-to-date, maintaining the tourism turnaround that began in October of 2017. The growth trend is driven by strong performance from the U.S. but a 29.6 percent increase through July in arrivals from Canada is also contributing to the overall growth story. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation restarted robust marketing and communications efforts in North America telling The Bahamas travel story to consumers by bringing travel journalists and digital influencers to the country...

PM honoured Telator Strachan as a National Builder

In a State-Recognized Funeral for former Senator Telator Cumi Strachan on Friday, August 17, 2018, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis described the straw businessperson as a loyal and dedicated nation builder.

She was a woman of service to her family, her church and her country, the Prime Minister said as he delivered condolences before a packed Faith United Missionary Baptist Church on Faith United Way off Baillou Hill Road...

DNA - Moodys: Government must address fiscal policy credibility

The recent credit opinion released on The Bahamas by Moodys only highlighted the points that have been repeatedly raised by the Bahamian people. In maintaining our sovereign rating at Baa3 with a negative outlook, the rating agency focused on the fundamentals and prospects of the Bahamian economy under the current administration.

There were hardly any new revelations in Moodys report that calls for the commendation of the Government. On a positive note, the rating agency acknowledged The Bahamas strong institutional framework, the policy credibility of the Central Bank and macroeconomic stability...

State-Recognized Funeral held for former Senator Telator Strachan

The nation bid farewell to Telator Cumi Sister Strachan, during a State-Recognized Funeral Service, Friday, August 17, 2018.

The former Senator, entrepreneur, and licensed minister of the gospel was celebrated as a Bahamian patriot, a national hero, a political warrior, and a freedom fighter by relatives, former colleagues, neighbours, past and present government officials, religious leaders and friends during a service at Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Baillou Hill Road South...

Miller-Uibo wins Birmingham 200m

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas set a Meeting Record of 22.15 in the Women's 200m at the 2018 Mller Grand Prix Birmingham, UK.

Her time was 22.15. Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith came second with 22.31, and Netherland's Dane Schippers came third with 22.41 while Sherika Jackson of Jamaica took fourth with 22.55.

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Aug 18

Bahamas public forecast

Forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight Saturday 18th August 2018

General situation: An upper level trough across the Northwest Bahamas along with several weaker troughs passing through the area in the lower levels continue to enhance convective activity across the Bahamas as surface high pressure ridge continues over the area.
Special warnings: Boaters should be vigilant for waterspout activity today. Boaters in the Southeast Bahamas should exercise caution for moderate surf and dangerous rip currents mainly along East coast beaches...

RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drugs Arrest

In the first incident on Friday 17th August 2018, shortly after 12:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit along with officers of the Central Detective Unit and Rapid Response, acting on information and armed with a search warrant, went to a residence on Hearne Lane where they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. A male suspect who resides at that residence was arrested and taken into police custody.

In the second incident, shortly after 5:00pm on Friday 17th August 2018, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, while in the Coral Gardens area conducted a search of a dilapidated building, where they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana and forty .45 rounds of ammunition...

National Bursary Scholarship Awards recipients to attend UB

Dreams of university education will be realized for 546 high school graduates who are now recipients of the National Bursary Scholarship Award.  On Thursday evening, August 16, deserving high school students from across The Bahamas were recipients of scholarships and other tuition assistance at the National Bursary Scholarship Award Ceremony at Melia Nassau Beach resort.

The award programme provides scholarships for qualifying students to attend the University of The Bahamas (UB) and obtain a four-year degree...

Defence Force rescues Jet Ski occupants and retrieves body from sea

Two individuals are counting their blessings after they were rescued from waters near Potters' Cay on Thursday afternoon by Royal Bahamas Defence Force Military Divers and Marines attached to the Defence Force's Harbour Patrol Unit.

Shortly after 4:00 pm Thursday, two Bahamian occupants an adult male and a young child were riding a Jet Ski on the eastern side of Potters' Cay Dock when they lost control, causing the Jet Ski to overturn. Marines in the area immediately jumped into the water and pulled both individuals to safety...

Education Minister tours Grand Bahama schools

Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd visited Grand Bahama on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to view the preparations taking place at schools on the island, as the date draws near for schools across the country to re-open.
The Education Minister and his delegation, made up of the Permanent Secretary and other Ministry of Education officials, toured Holmes Rock Junior High school, which is still in the process of being completed, Bartlett Hill Primary, Eight Mile Rock High School, as well as Freeport Primary and Walter Parker Primary schools....

Recording Academy announces new Advocacy Committee; reinforces commitment to Creators Rights

Today, the Recording Academy announced that two-time GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair and four-time GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter Harvey Mason Jr. will lead the Academy's National Advocacy Committee as co-chairs. Joined by Committee members Sue Ennis, Lalah Hathaway, Booker T. Jones, and Nile Rodgers, the Committee's immediate focus is ensuring that the Senate passes the Music Modernization Act, which would be the first major reform to music copyright law in decades...

TCL Group Business Outlook expected to factor in Andros economy rebound

Androsians have high hopes that the upcoming 6th Andros Business Outlook will be key to the recovery of the islands economy, which was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in late 2016. This years lineup will include a special workshop by the Department of Inland Revenue and a presentation on the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

MOTA official statement on the passing of David L. Johnson

The Ministry of Tourism, its staff and officers, join with the Minister of Tourism, The Hon. Dionisio DAguilar; Permanent Secretary, Mr. Charles Albury and Director General, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, in extending sincere condolences to the family of the late David L. Johnson, former Director General of Tourism.

Mr. Johnsons long career in the Tourism Industry began some 45 years ago, when he, along with six other Bahamians, was identified as a Management Trainee for positions overseas in the Bahamas Tourist Offices...

Recording Academy statement on the passing of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin was an incomparable artist who came to be recognized as one of the most profound voices in music. Known universally as the Queen of Soul, she solidified her legendary status in the late 1960s with chart-topping recordings that included "Respect," "A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)," and "Think." During her six-decade career Aretha earned 44 GRAMMY nominations, 18 GRAMMY Awards...

PM Hubert Minnis paid respects to the Late Telator Strachan, OBE, Former Senator

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis paid respects to the late Former Senator Mrs. Telator Cumi Strachan, OBE, as she lay in state in the Foyer of the Senate, August 16, 2018.  He also signed the Book of Condolence to the family, as President of the Senate the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith and Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie, pictured, looked on.  Mrs. Strachan was a prominent straw craft businesswoman who made valuable contributions to nation building.  Her State-Recognized Funeral is scheduled for Friday morning, August 17, at Faith United Baptist Church...

Bahamas against Crime to Host September Conference, Vigil

In a move to stamp out the exploitation of children, Bahamas Against Crime is hosting a conference to address, and hopefully, arrest this issue of grave concern.

The high level of crimes against children and the exploitation of children in The Bahamas is cause for great alarm, said the organizations executive director, Rev Dr C.B. Moss.

This is particularly true in the area of criminal activities, workplace ill treatment, sexual abuse and human trafficking...

The Governor General pays respects at the Lying-in-State of Former Senator Telator Strachan

Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie greets Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling upon her arrival at the Senate to pay her respects at the Lying-in-State of Former Senator Mrs. Telator Strachan, as President of the Senate the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith looks on, Thursday, August 16, 2018.  The Governor General proceeded to the Foyer of the Senate to sign the Book of Condolence and view the body of the late Mrs. Strachan.  Officials and members of the public pay their respects throughout the day.  A State-Recognized Funeral will be held for Mrs. Strachan at Faith United Baptist Church, Blue Hill Road, on Friday... 

Home run for contestant debut for Miss Bahamas Universe

On Sunday, August 12, 2018, Miss Bahamas Universe hit a home run and unveiled 11 incredible, young women vying for the coveted title and crown. The highly, anticipated Empowered 11 presented themselves at the Contestant Debut at the newly built Amphitheater at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, sharing their vision is for the country, as well as their aspirations for social and cultural platforms they are most passionate about in business attire with a one-on-one interview with event host and Newscaster Chester Robards. The audience got to know each of them, and the Empowered 11 shared insight of what the Chasing the Sash experience has been thus far.

The backgrounds of this year's crop of young ladies range from college students and athletes, to entrepreneurs and working professionals, or a combination of those designations...

Melanie Griffin greets Senate President Katherine Forbes-Smith at Lying-in-State of Telator Strachan

Upon arrival at Parliament Square, Mrs. Melanie Griffin (centre), with her husband Leon Griffin, greets the President of the Senate the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith at the entrance to the Foyer of the Senate, where Mrs. Telator Cumi Strachan, OBE, former senator, and mother of Mrs. Griffin, lies in state, August 16, 2018.  A State-Recognized Funeral will be held for Mrs. Strachan at Faith United Baptist Church, Blue Hill Road, on August 17, with interment at Woodlawn Gardens. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...

Palm Cay Expands Sales Team

Palm Cay, the successful beachfront residential development on Nassau's southeastern shore, today announced the expansion of its sales team with the appointment of 34-year-old Bahamian-born Ahmahl Amedu, a successful restaurant manager with a track record of identifying opportunities and bolstering sales at a trio of restaurants popular with tourists and locals alike.

The new hire comes as developers prepare to break ground on the new $100 million, One Marina residential project featuring 84 luxury condos ranging in price from $800,000 to $1.9 million...

British Colonial Hilton to Host Rake, Scrape N Scorch Festival

The British Colonial Hilton is looking to become more family friendly by hosting the Rake, Scrape N Scorch Festival on August 25.

The event is geared toward providing an authentic Bahamian experience at the grounds of the historic hotel.

Marketing and Leisure Manager Rakel Dean says the event, which will feature 14 local vendors, will show the fun side of the hotel...

Cabinet Office: Public Notice of Road Closure


From 10:00 am until after the funeral service on Friday 17th August 2018, the following street will be closed to vehicular traffic: United Christian Way...

Royal Fidelity: A Brokerage Account is becoming more mainstream in The Bahamas

A lot has happened since Royal Fidelity set up its investment and advisory service on Frederick Street in Nassau twenty years ago. Today, its experts advise on not just the countrys largest corporate mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings but also to an ever expanding base of individuals anxious to learn and capitalise on the firms knowledge base of creating and managing wealth.

Belinda Payne is the Manager of the Brokerage Department and after 10 years in an oft times variable economy she still preaches the gospel of the Brokerage Account as a first step in generating income to build meaningful individual wealth... 

2018 Queens Honours Conferred to Three Citizens at Investiture Ceremony

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling in a Queens Honours Investiture conferred awards to three distinguished Bahamian citizens during a ceremony at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

The exercise marked completion of the recognition of honourees for the Queens New Years Honours 2018.  Sixteen citizens received their awards during a ceremony in July...

Passing of David L. Johnson mourned by GBI Tourism Sector

David Livingstone Johnson, formerly President of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board passed away, quietly at Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday, August 14th, following a brief illness, at the age of 67.

Dedicated to the successful development of tourism in Grand Bahama, Mr. Johnson was influential in the decision to reposition the destination away from the commercial image of Freeport in the international marketplace replacing it with Grand Bahama Island.  The term he felt symbolized a multifaceted destination with historic seaside settlements, beaches and cays along with the modern amenities featuring golf, gaming, diving, fishing, soft adventures, shopping and nightlife.

Highly regarded in his role as the technical leader of the Grand Bahama Island

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Sushi so fresh it may wriggle of your plate

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan! Join us at Capri a la Carte Fine Dining Restaurant every Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm.  

Choose from extensive menu selections and catch the perfect sushi dinner.
Take away available as well...

Saint Lucia: Nations emergency response and support to region focus of NEMAC

Saint Lucias readiness for an emergency, particularly during the hurricane season, was the focus of the National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) meeting on Tuesday August 15th 2018.

The meeting, held at the Ministry of Infrastructure and chaired by Cabinet Secretary Benjamin Emmanuel, was attended by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Philip J Pierre...

GBPA: Remembering Tourism Giant, David Johnson

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Port Authority & Group of Companies Ltd. express heartfelt condolences to the wife of Mr. David Johnson, Sabrina Bowe-Johnson , their two sons, and extended family on his recent passing.
Mr. Johnson was a pioneer and champion in leading the charge to make The Bahamas the top tourism choice in the world.  Having served 39 years in the tourism and aviation industry, the longevity of his career led him to receive multiple prestigious appointments, including President of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board...

The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Showcases Board Members During Rotary Membership Month

For the first time in their 42 year history, the Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN) is being led by a President who has returned for a second term. Dr. Bridgette Rolle has embraced the opportunity and is supported by a talented Board of Directors. They are enthusiastic about growing the membership and strengthening the clubs many projects. August in membership month for Rotary International, a service and humanitarian-based organization.  Along with the Rotary Foundation, it is rated among the top charities in the world. As part of membership month, the RCSEN introduces their Board Members...

Dr. Bridgette Rolle, J.P., Past President (2015-2016) and President (2018-2019) President Bridgette has been a member of the RCSEN since 2004 and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Bequest Society decided to serve again as President because it exemplifies this years Rotary Theme, To Be The Inspiration...

Hon. Thomas Desmond Bannister Minister Of Public Works on BPL

Statement By Hon. Thomas Desmond Bannister Minister Of Public Works:

As Minister with portfolio responsibility for Bahamas Power and Light I wish to thank the outgoing Board members for their service. 

I have delayed issuing this statement out of respect for a Board member who is travelling and could not easily be contacted.  I have still not been successful in contacting that member.

The outgoing Board may proudly point to a number of notable accomplishments during their tenure...

Defence Force receives Patrol Craft from US Government

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force received a boost to its fleet of vessels with the addition of a new patrol craft as a presentation from the United States' government to The Bahamas government on August 14.

Bringing remarks during a brief ceremony at the Defence Forces Harbour Patrol Unit were the Honorable Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security and Ms. Stephanie Bowers, US Charg dAffaires at the United States Embassy in Nassau...

Ministry of Finance Response to Moodys Report of August 14, 2018

The ratings agency Moodys Investors Service in its latest rating assessment of The Bahamas, maintained its Baa3 negative rating, which is unchanged from its previous report. I am pleased to report to the country that this independent assessment reflects stabilization in our sovereign credit profile following four years of successive rating downgrades. This represents a critical first step in addressing and reversing years of fiscal mismanagement.

As outlined in the recent budget exercise, the Governments combination of economic initiatives, including: the introduction of focused fiscal measures; the imminent introduction of fiscal responsibility legislation...

Official Handover of SAFE 25 Full Cabin Response Boat and Accessories from US to Bahamas Government

During the Official Handover Ceremony of a SAFE 25 Full Cabin Response Boat and Accessories, on August 14, 2018, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames expressed gratitude in behalf of the Government and the people of The Bahamas to the US Embassy, which, he stated, yet again demonstrates the two countries' diplomatic and close relations over these many years.

Todays handover ceremony marks a significant milestone in the bilateral relationship between our two countries, Minister Dames said, during the event held at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Harbour Patrol Unit on East Bay Street...

Teacher Education Grant Award Ceremony

The Government of The Bahamas has invested in 54 teacher education grant recipients who have been awarded scholarships tenable at the University of The Bahamas. The group, comprising four young men and 50 young women from across the archipelago, received their certificates and special awards during the first Teacher Education Grant Award Ceremony, August 13, 2018 at National Training Agency.

In return for the governments investment in them, the Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd admonished the students to be creatively disruptive -- in a state of constant renewal -- and giving back to their society...

BMOTA reconnects With Travel Industry Association of Florida

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) recently held a joint dinner and mini tradeshow for sixty members of the Travel Industry Association (TIA) of South Florida.  The event, which was held at La Jolla in Coral Gables, marked the BMOTAs return to TIA, the largest association of travel agents in South Florida.

During the evening, travel agents were educated on the new hotel product offerings in The Bahamas, as well as updated on the new airlift services and tourism programs.  The Bahamas update session was conducted by BMOTA sales and marketing team, led by Betty Bethel-Moss, Director of Sales (BMOTA)...

Damianos Sothebys International Realty is Top-Tier Sponsor of Paradise Plates for fifth year in a Row

Chefs, foodies and restauranteurs will fill the Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Resort to capacity on Saturday, Sept. 29, in honor of Paradise Plates 2018.

Touted as the culinary event of the year, the Hands for Hunger fundraiser is one of the most highly anticipated events in Nassau, attracting an average of 1,500 attendees hoping to do their part to help end hunger in The Bahamas...

Farewell Banquet in Grand Bahama Honours Archdeacon Harry Bain

A farewell banquet honouring the Venerable Harry Bain, Anglican Archdeacon of the Northern Bahamas and Rector of Christ the King, Freeport, was held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Grand Lucayan Ballroom. The sold-out event was attended by a cross-section of the community along with representatives of Anglican churches in Grand Bahama and Bimini. 

Present for the event was the Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands...

Jewel Edwards, Appointed NTAs Executive Chairman

Jewel Edwards has been appointed Executive Chairman of the National Training Agency (NTA).

Ms. Edwards is a respected corporate executive, business consultant, motivational speaker and transformational leader.

Passionate about excellence, empowerment, and service, she is a native of Eleuthera, The Bahamas, who began her career as a Hospitality Executive in Tourism, working in various capacities as Director of Sales & Marketing, Human Resources Director...

Defence Force Officer receives Bridgewatchkeeping Certificate

Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel and the RBDFS Executive Command team extends Bravo Zulu to Sub Lieutenant Preston Major, who received his Bridgewatch Keeping Certificate.

The young Officer, who currently serves on HMBS Rolly Gray as the Navigating Officer, is now officially qualified to be an Officer of the Watch on any Royal Bahamas Defence Force craft. He was presented with his certificate on August 10 at HMBS Coral Harbour by Commodore Bethel, who congratulated Major on his achievement...

SWIM 1922 Swim Clinics in Freeport

The Zeta Rho Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  and the Freeport Aquatics Club (FAC) announce their partnership to prevent drowning and increase swim participation, with the SWIM 1922 program. On Saturday, August 11th and August 25th, 2018, SWIM 1922 Adult Swim Clinics will be held at the Bishop Michael Eldon High School Pool, E. Sunrise Highway, beginning at 8:30am. The clinics are open to the public and the cost is $10.00 per session.

The two organizations will advance their efforts to increase awareness about water safety, the need for swim lessons and participation in swimming at a grassroots, community-based level...

BIS announces passing of Greg Christie

Bahamas Information Services announced today the passing of veteran journalist and sporting executive Mr. Gregory Christie.

Mr. Christie, who took ill several months ago, died at Princess Margaret Hospital in New Providence last evening.  He was 70 years old.

Mr. Christie began his career in journalism in 1970, and worked at the FREEPORT NEWS as its Editor and Special Projects Officer.  Over the years, he also headed his own public relations company, GregChris...

Acute Care Project at PMH getting a shot in the arm

Plans to transform the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital to meet Healths mandate for the countrys Acute Care Project at PMH, South Beach and Elizabeth Estates Clinics got a shot in the arm August 8, 2018 as officials from the Public Hospitals Authority and TDG Architects signed a contract for the completion of construction documents which will oversee the work at the Accident and Emergency Department.  The project which will be staged owing to the live environment in the Emergency Room has a completion timeline of 18 months.

On hand to witness the signing was Minister of Health Dr. the Honourable Duane E. Sands who has been a long-time advocate for the implementation of a model that would foster enhanced synergies between the hospitals Emergency Department and the South Beach and Elizabeth Estates Community Clinics...

Prime Minister accompanies Minister of Education on Tour of Schools

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis accompanied Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd to inspect the level of readiness of several government schools, prior to 2018 Fall Term.

The schools visited on Saturday, August 10, 2018 were: H.O. Nash Junior High on Dolphin Drive, Eva Hilton Primary School (under construction) on Gregory Street, T.G. Glover Primary School on Horse Shoe Drive, A.F. Adderley Junior High on Harold Road (under extensive repairs),  S.C. McPherson Junior High School on Baillou Hill Road, and Doris Johnson Senior High School on Prince Charles Drive...

RB to take legal action over children denied schooling

It has come to the attention of Rights Bahamas that despite Minister Lloyds decree that no child in The Bahamas shall be denied the right to an education, certain public schools continue to demand proof of status from students.

This constitutes a direct violation of the policy outlined by Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd, who told educators: You have no right, you have no authority to deny anyone access to our education system...

Business Owners Hear of Tax Concessions for Over-the-Hill

The first in a series of workshops aimed at explaining provisions under the Economic Empowerment Zones Bill 2018 was held August 9 at Salem Union Baptist Church Hall, Taylor Street.

The proposed measure has been debated and passed in the House of Assembly and the Senate on July 26 and August 9, 2018, respectively...

Keith Thompson Sworn In as Justice of the Supreme Court

Keith Thompson was sworn in as Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Government House. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...

Queens College Student is 2018 All-Bahamas Merit Scholar

Aaron Edgecombe has earned the coveted 2018 All-Bahamas Merit Scholarship Award. The prestigious award was bestowed on the Queens College graduate by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling and Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, August 9, during the All-Bahamas Merit and National Merit Scholars Award Ceremony at Government House.

He is the 24th scholar to receive the title of All-Bahamas Merit Scholar since introduction of the award in 1993.  An aspiring engineer, Edgecombe, plans to pursue studies toward a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Miami.  His scholarship is valued at $140,000...

Minister of Tourism Makes Terminally Ill Childs Dream Come True

Seventeen-year-old Grayson Richardson is battling a rare type of brain cancer called anaplastic astrocytoma.  About 1,200 children under 19 are diagnosed with glioma (brain tumor) per year in the United States with a fraction of those being astrocytoma. Since being diagnosed Grayson has been a fighter. He has had a combination of two brain surgeries, forty-four rounds of chemotherapy and heavy doses of steroid used to keep brain swelling down. Since treatment, his body has changed dramatically and he is completely blind on the right side of both of his eyes, and is now unable to read or speak clearly...

Arbitration process next topic of GB Chamber luncheon

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will host their August Business Luncheon Meeting on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in Delphine Room, Pelican Bay, Canal House.

The speaker for this month will be Mr. Peter D. Maynard, PhD, FCIArb, of Peter D. Maynard Counsel and Attorneys. and he'll be discussing the "Arbitration Process."  Members and non-member can attend, and are to confirm by emailing or by calling 352-8329...

The Caribbeans finest food and drinks to inspire at SIAL 2018

The Caribbean is widely known for its impeccable beaches, rhythmic music and tantalizing food, not to mention the rum!  At this years SIAL, Paris from October 21-25, 2018 visitor will get the opportunity to sample first hand a collection of the Caribbeans finest food and beverage producers at the Caribbean Kitchens debut staging.  Twelve different producers from six Caribbean islands will exhibit a range of exotic authentic sauces, natural food products, herbal teas and a range of liquors and alcoholic beverages including rum...

Ministry Of Health: Gastrointestinal illness at hotel property

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the Public that it is monitoring developments at a hotel property in New Providence which has reported a number of guests and staff experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Since notification on 7th August, the Ministry of Health and Department of Environmental Health teams have made multiple visits to the property and can report that recommended prevention and control measures have been or are being implemented by hotel management...

Nominations open for 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

The Commonwealth is offering exceptional young people who are making a difference in their communities a chance to win a Commonwealth Youth Award. Nominations are opening for the 2019 edition of the awards, which includes a cash grant and a trip to attend the awards ceremony in London next March, during Commonwealth Week.

The awards have been running since 1985 and are delivered in partnership with the Commonwealth Youth Council and the Commonwealth Youth Networks. Layne Robinson, Head of Social Policy at the Commonwealth...

U.S. Virgin Islands Student tops FCCA Poster Competition

Tyrone Lake of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the winner of the Junior Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children's Environmental Poster Competition.

The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled 'Present and Future', which focused on disaster preparation and environmental preservation...

RBPF: Dangerous drug arrest in Bimini

Reports are that on Friday 10th August 2018, shortly after 10:00pm, a Bimini resident was arrested by officers for possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana. He is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court early next week.

In the second incident, on Saturday 11th August 2018, shortly before 12pm, officers acting on information went to an area near Radio Beach in Alice Town, Bimini where they discovered in bushes, a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana. There were no arrest made in this matter and the estimated street value of the suspected marijuana is $5,000.00...

Dominican Poachers receive over $3 Million in fines

At a Special sitting of Magistrate Courts on Friday past at the Remand Centre at the Department of Correctional Services, 46 Dominicans changed their Pleas from "Not Guilty" to that of "guilty" on charges related to illegal fishing in Bahamian waters.

The Dominican nationals received were previously charged before the courts on July 12 after they were apprehended by HMBS Madeira for poaching in the southern Bahamas. At that time, they pleaded "not guilty" to numerous charges totaling over $3 million dollars, namely...

BNT reaffirms support to protect Lighthouse Point

The BNT Council in April of 2013 approved a resolution to support efforts of the One Eleuthera Foundation and the Eleuthera Land Conservancy to protect Lighthouse Point from unsustainable development.

The Bahamas National Trust wishes to go on record to confirm that we remain opposed to unsustainable development at Lighthouse Point.  It is our opinion that a Cruise Development would not be sustainable and the environmental impact would be significant. BNT has met with and written to the Prime Minister to state our position supporting the protection of Lighthouse Point...

Justice Stephen Isaacs sworn In as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Justice Stephen Isaacs was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a ceremony in the Ballroom of Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam, on Friday, August 10, 2018.  In the group photo, also pictured is Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl Bethel. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

Pop-Up Farmer's Market - 'Uriah McPhee Park' on Saturday, August 11

The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) held Press Conference, August 10, 2018, to announce the 'Pop-Up' Farmer's Market to open on Saturday, August 11, in historic Freetown, New Providence -- at Williams Lane Park, commonly known as 'Uriah McPhee Park' -- near the said school off Kemp Road -- from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Pictured at the press conference are Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar (centre left), Executive Chairman of BAIC Michael Foulkes (centre right), Senior Deputy General Manager/Entrepreneurial Planning Development Debbie Strachan (left), and General Manager Benjamin Rahming... 

All Bahamas Merit and National Merit Scholars Awarded Scholarships

The stellar achievements of 13 students were celebrated at the 24th All Bahamas Merit & National Merit Scholars Award Ceremony, Thursday, August 9 in the Ballroom of Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam.

The scholars, who are graduates of Queens College, St. Augustines College and St. Johns College, are recipients of prestigious scholarships that afford them the opportunity to attend accredited universities locally and abroad...

PwC Bahamas Awards two students with University Scholarships

Bahamian students, Jasmine Bethel and Ravyn Maycock are the 2018-2019 recipients of PwC Bahamas Remelda Moxey Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Bahamian students pursuing full time undergraduate or graduate degrees in accounting at any accredited institution. The scholarship is named after Dean of the Faculty of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies at the University of the Bahamas, Remelda Moxey; a certified public accountant and PwC alumnus...

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