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Haitian Nationals Rescued on Cay off Abaco

A search is currently underway in a joint effort by local authorities after a total of 15 Haitian nationals were rescued and another 4 were found lifeless in waters near Man O War Cay at the entrance of Marsh Harbour, central Abaco earlier this morning.

After the discovery of the bodies in the water by local residents, the Police Fire and Rescue Services, along with Immigration and Royal Bahamas Defence Force  (RBDF) personnel stationed in Abaco conducted a search near Fowl Cay and Man O War Cay.  Officials were later joined in the search by an RBDF patrol vessel already in the area...

RBPF Wanted: 55 year old Joe Bradley Ferguson and 37 year old Jackelle Moxey of Nassau, Bahamas

Police are seeking the publics assistance in locating the following persons who are wanted for questioning in connection with financial crimes investigations.

Wanted are:Joe Bradley Ferguson, age 55 years of Ivanhoe Road, New Providence, Bahamas...

Jackelle Moxey, age 37 years of, Jubilee Gardens, New Providence, Bahamas...

PM Minnis departs for Dedication Ceremony for Nieuw Statendam Cruise Ship

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and delegation departed Nassau today for  Ft. Lauderdale, to attend the Dedication Ceremony for Holland America Cruise Line MS Nieuw Statendam, Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Delegation: Prime Minister; Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio DAguilar; Mr. Joshua Sears; Mrs. Viana Gardiner, Mrs. Erica Cox; and Sgt. Kirk Bastian.   

(BIS/Photo by Yontalay Bowe)...

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Feb. 2nd

This is the Bahamas 3 day Public Forecast for Today and Tonight Saturday 2nd February 2019.

General Situation: A Frontal Boundary Across the Central Bahamas Will Slowly Lift Northwards as a Warm Front While a Weak Trough Lingers Near the Northern Bahamasboth Systems Will Support Showers and Thunderstorms Across the Northwest and Central Bahamas.

Special Warnings: Boaters and Beachgoers Should Remain Alert Due to Rough Surf and the Risk of Rip Currents Along East Coast Beaches...

RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the countrys latest homicides that left 3 adult males dead

Police are investigating the countrys latest homicides: Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Saturday 2nd February, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00am, a man was walking on Fritz Lane off East Street, when he was approached by occupants of a gray vehicle, who opened fired on him, hitting him about the body before speeding away...

PM Minnis travels to Florida

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis will travel to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Prime Minister Minnis will be accompanied by Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dioniso DAguilar, senior government officials and his wife, Mrs. Patricia Minnis.

While in Ft. Lauderdale, the Prime Minister and Minister DAguilar will meet with executives of Carnival and Holland America and attend the Dedication Ceremony of Holland America Lines newest Pinnacle Class ship, MS Nieuw Statedam...

2019 Junior Junkanoo Parade Winners Announced

Tarpum Bay Primary School rushed its way to a repeat winning performance in the Primary School Division in the 2019 Junior Junkanoo Parade held on Bay Street, Thursday, January 31, 2019.  L.W. Young won the Junior High School Division and the Government High School brought the Senior High School Division crown back to New Providence. Eighteen schools from around the country showcased their artistic talents.  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle officially opened the festivities, joining a number of Cabinet Members, senior Government officials, Junkanoo stakeholders and family members in cheering on the youngsters...

Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre Launched in GB

Funding for micro, small and medium sized businesses is now available, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said during the launch of the Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre.

Unfortunately, the dream of starting a business is often overshadowed by how much of a hassle it can be; and I can tell you from personal experience, particularly as a Grand Bahamian...

Bahamas Junkanoo Art & Music Festival launches in February

A new opportunity to celebrate Junkanoo, appreciate it as an art form, and enjoy another festive cultural event will birth this February when the Bahamas Junkanoo Art & Music Festival is launched. Expect elaborate displays of visual art both created and inspired by Junkanoo artists when doors open on Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24 from 11am to 8pm under the theme: We Live in Color. The Festival will span the length of the middle and eastern gardens of the Botanical Gardens, located south of Arawak Cay in Chippingham, New Providence...

Cervical cancer the third most common cancer among women in Latin America and Caribbean

In commemoration of World Cancer Day, on February 4, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is striving to accelerate prevention and control efforts to create a future without cervical cancer, which is the third most common cancer among women in Latin America and the Caribbean, but one that can be prevented.
Every year more than 56,000 women in Latin America and the Caribbean are diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 28,000 die from it. These figures rise to 72,000 diagnoses and 34,000 deaths when the United States and Canada are included...

Man shot and robbed of cash on John Road, Nassau

Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Thursday, 31st January, 2019, which has left an adult male with injuries. 

According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm, a male was standing on the outside of his residence on John Road off Market Street, when he was approached by an armed male, who shot him and robbed him of cash before running away...

UWP calls for immediate removal of the leader of the opposition

SAINT LUCIA -- In a release today, the United Workers Party remained convinced that the leader of the opposition, Honourable Philip J. Pierre, is unfit to serve under any leadership position as it concerns the citizens of Saint Lucia and calls for his immediate removal.

After witnessing the debate on a motion of no confidence presented by the Labour Party against the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen M. Chastanet...

(Video) Prime Minister Minnis' National Address 2019

Fellow Citizens and Residents:

Good evening and a belated Happy New Year.

An essential element of good governance is informing you of important national developments.

Toward this end, I will offer three Reports to the Nation over the next several weeks to provide you with updates and information on a broad range of national issues...

PM Minnis and delegation view tourism development at Half Moon Cay

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar and delegation toured Holland America's Nieuw Statendam cruise ship and resort facilities at Half Moon Cay, January 31, 2019.  Photos show the Prime MInister and Minister D'Aguilar with officers of the HMBS Kamalamee, on ship tour, and viewing Half Moon Cay's touristic development. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

PM Minnis and Delegation on Half Moon Cay Visit Caught Special Oprah Winfrey Show

Prime Minister Minnis and his delegation touring the Holland America Cruise Line MS Nieuw Statendam at Half Moon Cay today caught a special Oprah Winfrey show, entitled 'A Conversation with Oprah.'  Photos show highlights. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

LRA OBB, Limited completes final transitions of its properties

LRA OBB, Limited (OBB), the owner of marina slips and various amenities at Old Bahama Bay continued the process of transitioning their operations and ownership of their assets yesterday in West End, Grand Bahama.  OBBs right to reclaim their resort assets were reaffirmed again, by The Bahamas Supreme Court last week..

Ministry of Environment #Be A Hero Campaign to Go National, Success Driving Expansion

Driven by success and viral popularity, a campaign initially designed for Nassau to spread the message of the importance of a clean, green and pristine environment among young students will go national February 1, Minister of Environment and Housing Romauld Romi Ferreira revealed today.

The level of enthusiasm for the Be A Hero program has exceeded all expectation from the time we introduced it at the first school, said the minister. Now we are getting requests to join the campaign, especially on social media...

Interval International Gives Back to Caribbean

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, and participating resort partners donated $15,000 to the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) during the annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference held this week in Jamaica.

"The foundation is truly grateful for the tremendous support that we have received from Interval and its resort partners, who have played an integral role in funding higher education for Caribbean nationals for nearly 15 years," said Karolin Troubetzkoy, CHTAEF chairman...

Minister Dames Opens BDOCS Senior Management Seminar

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames opens the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) Senior Management Seminar, on January 31, 2019, at the British Colonial Hilton.  Joining Acting Commissioner of Correctional Services Charles Murphy and his senior team were senior government officials and representatives of all uniformed law enforcement agencies, and most of the uniformed branches of government.  Among them were the following: Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of National Secretary Eugene Poitier; Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson; Deputy Commissioner Emrick Seymour and other senior police officers; Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Deputy Commander Captain Samuel Evans

PM Minnis Tours Holland America Cruise Line's MS Nieuw Amsterdam at Half Moon Cay

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and delegation, including Minister of Tourism & Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, arrived in Rock Sound, Eleuthera, this morning -- met by the Island Administrator and police -- before setting off for Half Moon Cay to tour Holland America Cruise Line's MS Nieuw Amsterdam. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

House approves $100 million Loan Facility for Disaster Emergencies

A Resolution to approve the Contingent Loan for Natural Disaster Emergencies in the amount of $100 million was passed in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Revised Statute Law of The Bahamas 2000 provides for The Bahamas to enter into an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank to borrow funds for the purpose of financing or promoting economic and social development in the country.  The bank has agreed to grant the government financing of up to $100 million for the purpose of funding the Natural Disaster Emergencies Programme...

Senator Hon. Jamal Moss contribution on the government fox hill lots

Madam President,

I want to start off by saying that I want to take this time to wish the Bahamian people, my fellow Hon. Senators here in this upper chamber and also the MPs representing the lower chamber, a very, very happy new year. Serving as a Hon. Senator I am truly honored. I take this opportunity to serve my Bahamian people very seriously and truly a humbling experience. I want to wish everyone in our Bahama land a very safe and prosperous new year.

Madam President,

Proverbs 25:14 A person who promises a gift but doesnt give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.

House of Assembly approves $30 million IDB Loan for digital government services

The government is making good on its promise to upgrade its digital platform in order to provide efficient services to the public and external customers.

This will be possible through a loan in the amount of $30 million from the Inter-American Development Bank for the purpose of financing the Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness Programme.

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis tabled a Resolution to this effect in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, January 30, 2019...

Minister Campbell meets with HODs to Chart Course for New Year

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, recently met with Heads of the various Departments and Divisions that fall under the auspices of the Ministry, to chart the course for the new year.

The continuous improvement in the delivery of services to clients, in addition to enhanced communication (both internally and externally), were among the key matters addressed during the meeting.

Minister Campbell was accompanied by Mrs. Sherrylee Smith, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, and Mr. David Cates, Acting Permanent Secretary, Urban Renewal Commission...

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20 schools to benefit from the Eat Well with JP St. Marys Breakfast Programme

Jamaica Producers (JP) has stepped up its island-wide effort to provide nutritious and affordable options for schools and enhancing nutrition education based on green bananas with the launch of its Eat Well with JP St. Marys Breakfast Programme. The launch held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 Pembroke Hall Primary saw over 230 students from grade 4 and 5 enjoy a hearty breakfast courtesy of the Eat well with JP St. Marys initiative.

This is the first in the series of the Eat Well the JP St. Marys Breakfast programme. And what it really is, is a support initiative for the JP St. Marys Heritage Project, noted Tara Goulbourne, Commercial Manager Jamaica, JP Tropical Foods Ltd...

The Recording Academy honors Diana Ross and Her Landmark Career on the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards

The Recording Academy has announced a very special performance by Diana Ross during this year's 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards. In what is sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY moment, the Recording Academy will honor the icon and celebrate the rich history of her greatest musical accomplishments. Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT...

Sunil Chatrani named 2019 Hotelier Of The Year

Sunil Chatrani, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Elegant Hotels Group, is the Caribbean's 2019 Hotelier of the Year.

The Guyanese-born, Barbados-based hotelier received the top honor at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which opened in Montego Bay yesterday evening.

Chatrani has worked in hotel operations for more than 20 years and currently presides over Elegant's operations of seven hotels and resorts in Barbados...

IAEA Issues Final Report on fourth review of Fukushima Decommissioning

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today published the final report by an IAEA expert team that reviewed Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS)...

Appointment of Michael Foulkes as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development

The Cabinet Office announces the appointment of the Hon. Michael Foulkes as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, effective 30 January, 2019.

As Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Foulkes will be responsible for assisting the Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell.

Mr. Foulkes previously served as Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)...

St. Martins HNP wins American Graphic Design Award with Plastered in Pretty

HNP has won the American Graphic Design Award for Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, according to Gordon Kaye, editor and publisher at Graphic Design USA (GDUSA).

Carole Maug-Lewis designed the winning book cover for the new dystopian novel by Marks, an author from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The New York City-based GDUSA presented its award to Maug-Lewis for House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said Jacqueline Sample, president of the St. Martin indie press...

CHTA President hails Caribbean diversity, beauty and strength of its people

President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Patricia Affonso-Dass hailed the diversity of the region, its incredible natural beauty and people as core strengths as she called for the Caribbean to be better known as the most welcoming region in the world.

Kicking off the 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, the Caribbean's largest tourism marketing event, in Montego Bay, Jamaica yesterday evening, the Barbados-based hotelier said it was time to change the way the world references the region, "from the most tourism-dependent in the world to the world's most desirable...

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday

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...

NHIA announces policy changes to NHI program following conclusion of consultation period

Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Board, announced that the National Health Insurance (NHI) program will be undergoing policy changes based on the feedback collected from the stakeholder consultations.

On January 30th , 2019, the NHIA formally concluded its consultation period, which discussed the proposed changes to the NHI program, as outlined in the policy paper, National Health Insurance: A Shared Responsibility...

UB moves to accept new students earlier than BGCSE results

University of The Bahamas (UB) has added another pathway for prospective students to be eligible for admission into the institution earlier in the admission cycle, in fulfilment of the Universitys mandate to expand access to tertiary education.

The anticipated impact is an increased efficiency in advising applicants about their admission applications in Spring, rather than in the Summer, as was traditionally the case following the release of Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) results...

Geriatric Hospital's 8th Annual Pushathon announced

Winston Gaitor, pictured centre, looks forward to being in the Winner's Circle again in the 2019 Geriatric Hospital 8th Annual Pushathon, on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  He discussed the upcoming event at a press conference at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, January 29, 2019 along with his grandson, Kyle, left, and Dr. Indira Grimes, chairperson.  Mr. Gaitor, with his usual enthusiasm described the races, and noted that in the past, grandson Kyle has provided the physical power behind his wheelchair to propel him to his pushathon 'three-peat win' -- with coaching as to "when to speed up...

UWI Medical Students call on the PM Minnis

University of the West Indies medical students shared a light moment with Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis in a courtesy call on January 30, 2019 at Office of the Prime Minister.  Pictured with the Prime Minister are Shanel Adderley, Paige Ambrister, Montez Armbrister, Athena Bain, Philan Bethel, Carlesha Blades, Shaundra Blyden, Ashley Burrows, Jenna Butler, Lonelle Butler, Dae-via Carey, Jacintha Clarke, Nariska Cooper, Cristy Creighton, Simone Dames, Gary Deal-Laroda, Rashanda Deveaux, Kezia Dillett, Tai Dorsett, Dominic Duncombe, Celeste Gray, Nicolette Greenslade, Andrille Hillhouse, Chana Imlach, Yasmine Ingraham, Colton Jones, Tonya Lewis, Tia Mackey, Gabrielle McKinney, Cito Moore, Ariana Neely, Randia Oliver, Kezia Rolle, Jay Sargent, Vestra Sears, Avoni Seymour, Shannon Smith...

DNA: International report confirms FNM has failed in anti-corruption

After the nations Prime Minister embarked upon a world anti-corruption crusade and promised to stamp out corruption at its core, recent reports that The Bahamas has moved down to 29th on Transparency Internationals corruption ranking is an indictment on the Minnis administration. The Bahamas recent ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) shows a lack of true commitment by the Minnis Administration to transparent and accountable governance.  Even though the current administration had campaigned on transparency and accountability in governance on the 2017 campaign trail...

Overwhelming support as MPs show confidence in PM Allen Chastanet

The House of Assembly spoke loud and clear from Tuesday through the wee hours of Wednesday January 30th 2019 when Government MPs strongly reiterated their unequivocal support for, and confidence in, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet. The failure of the Oppositions Motion comes just two years after the St. Lucia Labour Party was voted out of office in favour of the United Workers Party on June 06th 2016...

PM Minnis reveals aggressive agenda for Grand Bahamas economy

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis shared with the Bahamian people that he is pleased with the jobless rate in Grand Bahama, as that northern island is tapped to become the countrys technology hub.

In the first of a series of three National Addresses delivered to the nation on Monday, January 28, 2019 the Prime Minister focused on what his government is proposing to do to boost economic growth across the Bahamian archipelago...

DPM Turnquest on The Estate of the Late Derek Rolle

Mr. Speaker,

I rise to make a brief and what I hope shall be a final statement on the matter of the alleged role and knowledge of the Bahamas Government in a purported Inheritance left to the now deceased Derek Rolle.

Honourable Members and the general public would largely be aware of the story of late Derek Rolle that goes back some twenty years plus. Without rehashing the entire tale, the substance of the matter is that the late Mr. Rolle would have allegedly inherited a fortune from a deceased American couple...

11 Foreign Nationals to be Charged in Magistrate's Court

On today's date, 30th January 2019, (11) foreign nationals are expected to be arraigned before Magistrate C. Evans in Magistrate s Court #6 to answer the following charges;

(4) Colombian nationals - (i) Engaging in Gainful Occupation
(1) Colombian national - (i) Overstaying (ii) Engaging in Gainful Occupation
(1) Jamaican national - (i) Engaging in Gainful Occupation...

Senior School Young Chef Competition Winner Announced

At the onset, eight senior high school students were all deemed winners, but after two nerve wrecking hours of preparing, cooking, tasting and serving, Labrano McPhee Jr. emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Senior High School Young Chef Competition.

The students assignment was to plan, prepare and serve a dish made from Mahatma Rice and a flour dish made from Robin Hood Flour.

McPhee, a student of Anatol Rodgers Senior High School, concocted cold rice seafood salad and coconut croquembouche...

Commonwealth joins global pact to help hurricane devastated countries

More than 500 representatives from governments, non-profits and global conglomerates joined forces to accelerate resilience building in Caribbean countries still recovering from hurricane devastation.

 International organisations and businesses, including Expedia, IBM, InterEnergy, First Bank and Pfizer met in San Juan Puerto Rico at a mega networking session on post-disaster recovery, hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative...

Salada Foods Jamaica retains high marks in Safe Quality Food re-certification

Salada Foods Jamaica has successfully earned a rating of 96 per cent in Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification, a globally recognised food safety initiative.

This re-certification will position the company as a contract manufacturer of choice for coffee products and instant powders/ teas in the Caribbean and North America, as it confers a high level of recognition, credibility and competitiveness.

We provide a turn-key solution that allows our customers to locally manufacture and package their brand offerings according to their unique formulations...

Bahamas Waste steps up during trash collection transition

If youre a resident of New Providence then youve probably seen them: mounds of uncollected trash and overflowing trash bins far too often; which become the perfect targets for stray dogs and a breeding ground for rodents. While challenges related to public sector trash collection services are not new, many more residents have noticed, longer than usual delays in the weekly collection of their garbage.

As of January 1, 2019, the Government of The Bahamas introduced changes to the regulations which dictate what type of residences qualify for public trash collection. Under the newly enforced laws, multiplex lots comprising of 3 units or more now fall into the category of commercial properties...

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident which left two adult males with injuries

Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking the publics assistance in identifying and locating the person responsible for a shooting incident Tuesday, 29th January, 2019, which left two adult males with injuries. 

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a group of men were standing on a porch of a residence on East Street, south, when they were approached by a male armed with a firearm, who opened fire in their direction, injuring two of them before running away...

Split - Movie review by Roun Robinson

When three high school students are abducted by a man suffering from dissociative identity disorder, it soon becomes a matter of survival when they realize their kidnapping is part of a sacrificial ritual. The kidnappers psychologist is alerted to his other personalities nefarious intent, but she must piece together clues using her own deductive reasoning from years of studying her patient to find out what his identities are capable of.

Kevin Wendell Crumb is man afflicted with DID (dissociative identity disorder) who has 23 personalities fighting for control of his body with some of them believing in the birth of a 24th personality which will protect them from the hurt and ridicule of the world beyond them...

PM Minnis highlights aggressive promotion of Family Islands

The government will promote Family Island and rural development with the same intensity and focus that has been historically applied to New Providence, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said in his first National Report for 2019.

This year, the government is expected to roll out several key agriculture investment projects, said Prime Minister Minnis...

Grand Bahama The Wait Is Over!!



1 bottle of Hennessy We'll Deliver That!

2 Absolut Ltr & 1 Cranberry 46oz We'll Deliver That!

1 case of beer We'll deliver That!...

Recording Academy statement on James Ingram

Two-time GRAMMY winner James Ingram was a soulful, chart-topping singer and songwriter. A 14-time GRAMMY nominee, Ingram earned two GRAMMY Awards in the 1980s: Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for "One Hundred Ways" and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "Yah Mo B There," a duet with Michael McDonald. As a songwriter, he collected several hits with an impressive roster of artists including Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and the Pointer Sisters, among others...

Davis: Increasing unemployment shows failure of Governments Economic Strategy

The economic strategy being used by the FNM Government is proving to be a failure, says Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis. He emphasizes how projects undertaken have shown no results as the unemployment rate in the country continues to soar.

In fact, Davis is convinced that the present FNM Administration is mixed up like conch salad because, in the majority of things they touch, there is clear indication of their stunning incompetence...

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More than half of people with epilepsy in Latin America and the Caribbean do not receive treatment

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in the world, affecting approximately 50 million people, 5 million of whom live in the Region of the Americas. However, it is estimated that the treatment gap in Latin America and the Caribbean is over 50%, which means that more than half of people with this disease do not receive health services.

In order to help countries design programs to detect cases and increase access to appropriate treatment for this disorder, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently published...

DNA: PM Address Falls Flat for Bahamians

In the immediate aftermath of the release of labor statistics which show that unemployment is on the rise, many Bahamians looked forward to the Prime Ministers address to the nation. The widely publicized address was supposed to focus on the governments plan for the economy and outline plans for its revitalization.

Regrettably, the speech fell flat as it failed to inspire hope among the Bahamian people or offer innovative ideas for the resurgence of an economy with stunted growth. The PM sought to spin the unemployment narrative by touting a reported fall in joblessness in Grand Bahama and Abaco but glossed over the approximately one percent rise in New Providence...

The Bahamas will need 15,000 health and education professionals by 2040

The Bahamas will need approximately 6,000 teachers, 3,000 doctors and 7,000 nurses by the year 2040. This is what Education and Health: The sectors of the future, the second issue of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)s The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean series says in its projection of the demand for social sector professionals in 24 countries in the region...

The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic Is A Million-Dollar Swing

The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic was a million-dollar swing with golfers, visitors and organizers.

A total of 132 players from around the world competed for the $600,000 purse at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, January 20 - 23. This event was the second of two Tour events in The Bahamas. The first was The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic.

When the dust had settled, Rafael Campos, a native of Puerto Rico, was declared the winner. Campos is the first Puerto Rican to win on the Tour. This win is his first professional win.

A.F. Adderleys Anyah Coke wins New Providence Junior High School Young Chef Competition

Anyah Coke, a student of A. F. Adderley Junior High School, is the winner of the New Providence District Junior High School Young Chef Competition. The budding chefs Coconut Lemon Meringue Muffin and Tropical Seafood Fried Rice tantalized the judges taste buds positioning her as winner of both the Best Rice and Best Flour categories.

The judges unanimously agreed that Ms. Cokes skillfully crafted rice and muffin were both flavorful and outstanding.

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