Nassau, Bahamas - Police are searching for the suspects responsible for two separate shooting incidents that have left a man
and a woman detained in hospital.
In the first incident, shortly after 10:00pm on Wednesday 19th October 2016, a man was standing in front of
his home located at Southern Breeze Estates off Golden Isles Road, when the occupants of a grey CRV
vehicle armed with firearms pulled up and shot him before speeding off. The man was transported to
hospital where he remains in stable condition...
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Priorities
for 2016, Officers from the Selective Enforcement Team seized an illegal
firearm and arrested three adult males into custody following a car
chase on Thursday 20th October, 2016.
Reports are that around
4:30pm, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team were on routine
patrol on Sunset Park off Carmichael Road, when they saw three
suspicious males riding in a white Honda vehicle. The males on seeing
the officers sped off. The officers gave chase and one of the males
threw a handgun out of the vehicle. The chase ended when the males
ditched their vehicle on Pampono Court before fleeing on foot...
The Tribune recently reported that Renew Bahamas was suspending its role
as manager of the New Providence Landfill. In the article, Renew makes
various claims which the Ministry of the Environment & Housing would
like to clarify for the Bahamian people.
Renew contends amongst
other things, that the Government has been unresponsive and unwilling to
assist Renew with challenges it has faced from time to time. The
article reads in part that “Mr. Cox hits out at what he describes as the
Government's failure to properly engage with Renew Bahamas. He further
stated that the company had reached out to the Government for financial
assistance and other assistance post Matthew, and to date, has not
resulted in a meeting...”
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance at Opening Ceremonies The Point Garage Building
Tuesday, 18th October 2016:
I am particularly pleased to have
this opportunity to say thank you to China Construction America, the
owners of Neworld One Bay Street, the developer of The Pointe, and its
parent company, China State Construction and Engineering Corporation for
their continued commitment to The Bahamas and to congratulate its
Neworld’s executives on the successful execution of Phase One of their
ambitious master plan for Nassau’s harbour front...
An essential component of any non-profit organization is the volunteers
who donate countless hours to seeing the vision come to life. The same
can be said for the men, women and young people who are the backbone of
the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN), a non-profit organisation that
collects and distributes food to feeding centers, soup kitchens,
churches and individuals throughout The Bahamas, who were recently
celebrated during a dinner at Humidor Churrascaria, a Graycliff
restaurant, on West Hill Street.
“We could not do all we do
without the support, time, ideas and energy of all of the incredible
members of the Bahamas Feeding Network,” shared Philip Smith, Executive
Director, Bahamas Feeding Network...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Sixth Annual Caribbean-United States
Security Cooperation Dialogue, which is part of the Caribbean Security
Basin Initiative (CBSI) launched by President Barack Obama in 2009, was
held on October 18, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
brought together Ministers of National Security and other high level
representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the United
States, and other international partners, and served as an opportunity
for all parties to discuss ways in which to strengthen regional
cooperation and partnerships...
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is pleased to
note that in a Press Release issued by NewCo on Friday 30th September
2016, NewCo announced that its first coverage obligations had been met
and invited the public to apply to use NewCo’s services during what
NewCo refers to as its “soft launch” phase.
On June 30th of this
year, following the selection process consistent with the provisions of
the Communications Act 2009 (Comms Act), and upon compliance with the
Government’s license conditions, NewCo was issued both an Individual
Operating Licence (IOL) and an Individual Spectrum Licence (ISL) by
URCA. The IOL authorizes the operation of an electronic communications
network and provision of carriage services...
The Bahamas public forecast for this afternoon and tonight Thursday 20th October 2016
situation: A surface trough associated with a low pressure system
centered northeast of the Central Bahamas will continue to support
pockets of unsettled weather across the country today.
warnings: Boaters and beachgoers are still being urged to exercise
caution due to the risk of rip currents and rough surf due to swells at
beaches mainly along the northern and eastern shorelines...
I rise to report to The House on the impact of "Hurricane Matthew‟, the
13th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Fortunately, the
majority of our Family Islands sustained no major damage. This was a
relief, particularly for those islands which were impacted last year by
Hurricane Joaquin. However, „Hurricane Matthew‟ caused, and left in its
wake, widespread devastation, particularly on the islands of New
Providence, North Andros and Grand Bahama. Much of this communication,
therefore, will focus on these islands.
Before beginning its assault on The Bahamas, "Hurricane Matthew‟
impacted Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, and we extend our sympathy to the
Government and People of these countries. Our hearts go out especially
to the people of Haiti...
For the past five years, the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group
has received a helping hand from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI) in the fight against breast cancer, and this year the
institution is turning it up a notch.
From Pink Scoop ice cream day
to a Pink Awareness bake sale, to Sock it to Cancer Pink Sock Day and a
balloon release day in memory of survivors and those who have passed
on, BTVI’s community service project is to promote breast cancer
awareness, particularly as early detection saves lives...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – A public/private partnership between The College
of The Bahamas (COB) and Providence Advisors Limited (PAL) for a new
residence facility on the Oakes Field campus is anticipated to transform
the lives of thousands of generations of students.
Dr. Rodney Smith and Kenwood Kerr, CEO and President of PAL, today,
signed an approximately $100 million contract for a new residence hall
for which groundbreaking is tentatively mid-summer 2017...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew that
impacted Grand Bahama during the first week of October, Her Excellency
Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The Bahamas, on Wednesday,
October 19, visited the ravaged areas of Grand Bahama particularly in
Following this, Dame Marguerite was given a brief
report from heads of The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Royal Bahamas
Defence Force, Public Healthcare Authority, Customs Department, the
Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, Ministry of Education, Island
Administrators and NEMA as to what was happening in their areas...
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – October 19th, 2016 – The Pointe – through its parent company China Construction America (CCA) – furnished a $100,000 donation for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
donation will help ongoing relief efforts in light of the recent
passing of Hurricane Matthew, the storm which caused hundreds of
thousands of dollars in damage.
At the recent formal opening of
phase one of the $250 million development, Chairman of China
Construction America (CCA) Ning Yuan said, the donation is a show of the
company’s solidarity with the people of The Bahamas...
(Statement) In the face of two applications to commit him to prison for
contempt, the controversial fashion designer continues to insult the
judiciary and act as if he is above the law
New evidence has
emerged showing that Peter Nygard has once again defied the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, aggressively dredging the seabed off his property
despite having already been accused of contempt for similar actions on
two previous occasions...
With The Bahamas 16 weddings less than a month away, The Islands of The
Bahamas are finalizing plans to ensure the multiple weddings in paradise
are as timeless and perfect as the 16 lucky couples imagined.
due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew, the weddings once scheduled for
Grand Bahama Island will now take place on Nassau and Paradise Island.
Couples will be updated as soon as possible so that the relocation will
be a smooth transition.
The excitement continues to grow among the Canadian couples who have been dreaming of their destination weddings for months...
Saint Mary’s University and the Bahamian Ministry of Education are
together thrilled to announce a renewable four year scholarship aimed at
deserving Bahamian Grade 12 public high school students.
only Bahamian scholarship of its type with a Canadian university, it is
equally funded by Saint Mary’s University and The Ministry of Education
of The Bahamas, with each organization providing $12,000 (CAD) per year
for four years for a total value of $96,000 (CAD). The first recipient
will begin classes at the Halifax, Nova Scotia based-university in
September of 2017...
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) has published
its Final Determination and Statement of Results on the “Consultation on
Proposed Revision of the Retail Pricing Rules for Price Regulated
Services Not Subject to Price Cap Regulation (Non Price Capped
Services)” (ECS 34/2016).
In this Final Determination, URCA
presents its amendments of the “Regulation of Retail Prices for SMP
Operators – Rules” (ECS 06/2014), also known as the Retail Pricing Rules
or the Rules...
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) today
published its Draft Consultation Procedure Guidelines (URCA 01/2016)
setting out the manner in which stakeholders in the sectors it regulates
and the community may comment on regulatory and public policy matters
that URCA addresses.
The consultation will be open for comments
until 25 November 2016 during which period comments may be submitted to
URCA. URCA is encouraging the public to share its views the draft
Consultation Procedure Guidelines which will establish the rules under
which URCA engages the community on issues affecting the electronics
communications and electricity sectors...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are searching for the suspects responsible
for two separate shooting incidents that have left a man dead and three
children detained in hospital on Tuesday 18th October 2016.
the first incident, shortly after 7:30pm, a man was driving a Toyota
vehicle on Amos Ferguson Street, Coconut Grove accompanied by five
children, when the occupants of a black vehicle armed with firearms...
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2016, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took a
man from Nassau Village into custody following the seizure of an illegal firearm on Tuesday 18th October
According to reports, shortly before 6:00am, Drug Enforcement Unit officers acting on intelligence
executed a search warrant on a home located at Samson Street, Nassau Village where they uncovered a 9
- millimeter handgun and just over twenty-five thousand dollars in cash believed to be the proceeds of
Nassau, The Bahamas. October 19, 2016. On the heels of Hurricane
Matthew, BTC embarked on an aggressive agenda to restore services to
impacted customers. Since Monday, BTC has restored landline services to
affected areas in Fox Hill, Yamacraw, George Street, Lawson Court, Sea
Breeze Lane and Sunset Park. BTC has also conducted necessary
maintenance work to Clifton Heritage and Odyssey mobile towers, which
are now operational...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has extended their Music Masters
song competition deadline. A notice on their Facebook page stated:
"Create your song and help the world journey
through a fusion of contemporary Bahamian music; vibe with the artists
who have the hottest hits of the year; and find out which Bahamian
artist will be crowned a Music Master.
The Music Masters Song
competition has boosted the development of Bahamian music. In just two
short years some of the country’s best artists have produced 250 new and
ABACO, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating a house fire and the discovery of the charred remains of a young child.
Reports are that on Tuesday 18th October 2016 shortly after 9:00pm, police along with the Marsh Harbour
Fire Services were called to a house fire, in the Mudd, Abaco. A single story wooden structure was
discovered ablaze. Officers quickly extinguished the fire and upon examining the building discovered the
burnt remains of a child. The body was examined by doctor at the scene and pronounced dead...
Following the disastrous aftermath of the monster Hurricane Matthew and
the need for hundreds of millions of dollars ‘to fix the country’, it is
unbelievable to hear talk about the possibility of a ‘hurricane tax’ to
be levied on us, the already suffering public, when we have been
constantly bombarded with evidence of the blatant, irresponsible
spending by government of OUR monies over the past several years: e.g.
travelling first class here and there all over the world with huge
entourages of useless friends, families and lovers whilst staying in the
most expensive hotels and wining and dining on OUR dime; spending
millions over budget for carnival foolishness; losing millions upon
millions in government ministries from ‘tiefing’ public servants with no
recompense or prosecution; and the list goes on and on like there is no
tomorrow, whilst we are teetering precariously on the financial cliff
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, left, views illegal dumping near Golden Gates Assembly, in southern New Providence, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, October 17, 2016.
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie, Minister responsible for Hurricane Relief and
Restoration the Hon. Shane Gibson, and Members of Parliament joined a
team operating under the umbrella of the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) and other pertinent stakeholders for an interactive visit
with residents in Southern New Providence on October 17, 2016.
of the reasons I wanted to come out here in the South was because we
placed a lot of emphasis on Andros, Grand Bahama -- Lowe Sound,
Freeport, West End -- and people may have gotten the impression that the
damage is much less here in New Providence and it is really not," Prime
Minister Christie said...