NASSAU, The Bahamas – Seventeen employees of the Ministry of Works and
Urban Development were honored for their service to the Government of
The Bahamas during a Retirement Luncheon Friday, December 2, at the
British Colonial Hilton.
The Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Works and Urban Development, acknowledged and thanked
the retirees who have served the Bahamian people “well.”
to you because through your good and gracious service, our Bahamas
emerged from colonialism on firm footing and has grown from strength to
The following is a history of
action and statement by QC Fred Smith about the historic Grand Bahama’s
Kelly’s Freeport Limited Judgement Win vs the Bahamas Customs.
History of Action:
a 6 year judicial review odyssey by Kelly's Freeport to hold Customs
accountable for illegally trying to force it to accept a breach of the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement, the rights of licensees of the GB Port
Authority in Freeport have been once again vindicated by the Supreme
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Darron Turnquest, Director of Youth in the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, called on Special Needs students
to see the greatness, and the potential within themselves to rise above
“What you see in me as my disability is my ability.
Every individual has something to offer. The only way to demonstrate
your talent is to look within yourself and say I am great. I have
ability. It doesn’t matter what anyone says about me, I am who I believe
I am,” he said...
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Executives of the newly formed African Caribbean
& Pacific (APC) Press Clubs Federation took a conscious decision on
Wednesday night (November 30, 2016) to encourage more involvement from
journalists in member states, especially the Caribbean and Pacific, as
it moves to establish an identity for the new organization.
the Caribbean Region are The Bahamas Press Club President Anthony
Newbold and Jewel Forde, Asst. Secretary General, Association of
Caribbean Media Workers...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- The 2016 Thanksgiving holiday season was
nothing short of phenomenal for the 130 participants and supporters who
travelled to Grand Bahama Island for this year’s Tabernacle Baptist
Thanksgiving Classic, November 23rd-26th, 2016.
tournament gave the visiting athletes from Tennessee an opportunity to
gain international exposure, creating lasting memories, and foster new
relationships with many of the resident players...
Nassau, The Bahamas - Permanent Secretary Melvin Seymour, left,
presented Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie with a copy of his
book, The Shepherding Generation, at the Office of the Prime Minister on
December 1, 2016...
“Secrets of the Caribbean” takes a Deeper Dive into the Culture, History and People of the Caribbean
DC – Caribbean 2020 Productions in partnership with Mississippi Public
Television will debut a unique travel show called “Secrets of the
Caribbean” in April 2017. The 13- episode first season will launch an
in-depth exploration into one of the most popular tourist destinations
in the world.
Co-hosted and guided by veteran journalist and talk
show host, Angela Rae and award winning, nationally known journalist
and news anchor...
Nassau, The Bahamas - Minister of National Security the Hon. Dr. Bernard
J. Nottage was the keynote speaker at the Trainee Correctional Officers
Squad 2016 Passing Out Parade held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at The
Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, Fox Hill Road. Best
Female Recruit was Theanicka Lightbourne, who is pictured being
congratulated by Minister Nottage and Minister of Social Services and
Community Development the Hon. Melanie Griffin. Best Male Recruit was
Luther Johnson, congratulated by Minister Nottage and Minister of State
in the Ministry of National Security the Hon. Keith Bell...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the
circumstances surrounding the death of a male on Sunday 4th December
Reports are that shortly before 10:00am, police were called
to an apartment complex on Tangelo Lane, where they found the lifeless
body of a black male in a vehicle with injuries to the body. He was
pronounced dead at the scene by doctor...
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that have claimed the lives of two persons and
left three others hospitalized on Monday 5th December 2016.
Reports are that shortly after 2:00am, police were called to the West End area on Bay Shore Road, where a
green Ford Taurus vehicle with five passengers crashed into a utility pole claiming the life of two
passengers, a male and a female...
NEW YORK - H.E. Dr. Elliston Rahming, Permanent Representative of The
Bahamas to the United Nations, hosts the UN President of the General
Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, at a meeting of the CARICOM Caucus on
Friday, December 2, 2016. Mr. Thomson briefed the Caucus on his recent
activities in his capacity as PGA, including his priority mandate: the
implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and preparations
for the upcoming Global Conference on Oceans scheduled to be held in
June 2017 in New York...
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement
by Fred Mitchell MP, Minister
for Immigration on
Matters Arising at the Grand Bahama Shipyard
4 December 2016
upon a complaint lodged by the labour union for shipyard workers at the Grand
Bahama Shipyard about recent occurrences between the union and management, the
matter has been referred to the Department of Labour for investigation. A
team, from the Department of Labour was dispatched to Freeport and a report is
It's the holidays and we want to celebrate the esteemed bubbles! In this
very limited seating event, we will offer a blind tasting of
5 of the most renowned champagnes
in the world. At the end of the tasting, we will reveal each selection
and tally which was the favorite. The special night will be on
Monday, December 5th.
Taste these treats with light hors d'oeuvres that are champagne friendly.
This event is by advance ticket only ($150 per person), please call Rebecca for information. 242.373.4363...
The Bahamas -- International and local sailors took up the challenge of
four days of competitive sailing at Montagu Bay in the Best of the Best
Regatta, December 1-4, 2016. Pictured are local sailors presented with
their trophies in the final Award Ceremony, December 4.
General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling presented awards to
Class A champions, the crew of Tida Wave; Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie presented awards to the Class B
champions, the crew of Susan Chase; and Minister of Agriculture and
Press Statement By Bradley B Roberts National Chair Progressive Liberal 4th December 2016:
Clearly Marvin Dames the parachuted FNM candidate has emerged as the
opposition spokesperson on crime when one reviews the various statements
he has made about crime.
But what have we heard? To date, we have not heard one new idea, no not
one. In fact, his so called recommendations are either already existing
Government Policy and settled law or are mere reititions of initiatives
pronounced by police commissioner Greenslade in the police force’s
on Queen's Highway in
TAX FREE Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, a short
28-minute flight from South Florida (Miami/Fort Lauderdale).
Warehouses FOR SALE by Owner featuring:
Two like new commercial buildings completed in 2008. Former site of a window manufacturer and a rubber extrusion manufacturer; Both structures are built to Miami-Dade code enforcement standards for hurricane safe facilities. Built five feet above the historic flood plain, the buildings sit on four acres of land ...
Police in Grand Bahama are searching for two men who they want to
question in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday
3rd December 2016.
Reports are that shortly after 12:00pm, two males
armed with a firearm, entered a business establishment in Mack Town and
held the owner and patron at bay, robbing them of cash and cell phone
before making good their escape...
Nassau, The Bahamas – The spirit of thanksgiving and gratitude permeated
the air at the Tom “The Bird” Grant Park in Yellow Elder, Wednesday,
November 30th as the Urban Renewal Commission continued its series of
Urban Community Uplifting Services.
Residents who gathered there
offered praise and thanks in prayers, testimonials and songs for
surviving Hurricane Matthew and other manifold blessings...
Mark Mendelblatt & Brian Fatih (USA) have won the SSL Finals 2016
and a lion share of the $200,000 Prize Purse. In a dramatic final day,
the American pair came with a whisker of being eliminated in the Semi
Final and a highly competitive final race, saw three different teams
take the lead in an epic display of sensational racing in the tactically
challenging Montagu Bay, Nassau, Bahamas.
10 teams contested
the SSL Finals 2016, in the Star Sailors League Knock-out format. The
trade winds were back in the bay with 12 knots of breeze pumping up at
times and shifting both left and right on the short race track...
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2016, alert police officers on patrol on Friday 2nd
December 2016, arrested two men and seized a handgun, potentially
foiling several armed robberies from
Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, police received a report of two suspicious men driving in a Honda
Odyssey vehicle on Carmichael Road, who were planning to rob several businesses in that area. Moment’s
later Mobile Division officers spotted the two suspects driving in the Honda vehicle in the Golden Gates
Freeport, Bahamas -
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized on Saturday
3rd December 2016.
Reports are that shortly after 3:00am, while at a business establishment on East Mall Drive, the male was
reportedly involved in an altercation with a group of males which resulted in him being stabbed about the
body. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle, seen by doctor and is listed in
Leadership is hard. Leadership pulls and tests and many times hurts in
ways those not in that position can never understand. Leaders are put on
unreasonable pedestals and then quickly torn down from them at the
first sign of weakness or humanity. We all have our grand opinions about
what a leader should be and do, but have no idea what being in that
position really entails. We are all experts in leadership though most of
us have never seen the calling or office, and do not want it unless we
believe it will give us power we are not fit to have. If you have a
TRULY good leader (not 'good' by our warped standards of 'what is in it
for me'), fight for him or her the way he or she fights for you. One of
the reasons we have so many bad leaders is we keep letting the good ones
down, and we let them get consumed either by our own personal issues or
by the system. The bad leaders stick around and keep getting to the top
because they are part of the system and their lust for power won't let
them let go. If we keep blocking and failing the good ones, we will only
be left and stuck with the bad ones...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Mackey Media Ltd's Still Standing After
The Storm Hurricane Relief Concert and Food Drive at Port Lucaya on
Friday Nov 25, 2016 drew a large cross section of community support by
local residents seeking to assist the Salvation Army and Red Cross
feeding programs while enjoying a vibrant showcase of local talent.
From acoustic guitarists performing melodic soul and pop music to Bahamas International Mass Choir's Rake n scrape gospel to dramatic Dance numbers by Georgia's Dance Theater and Bahamas Dance Theater to an original poem recited by Miss Grand Bahama (Tiasha Lewis) to R&B and pop hits of today and yesteryear by the Uppercut band to Tony Lowe and friends composition 'We Rise' on into Roachie's
Champions Overcome, the audience received their canned and bagged food ...
A multi-sectoral team of researchers and scientists has begun the
tedious work of excavating ancient remains buried in the sand dunes of
Clarence Town, Long Island. The remains are believed to be those of
Lucayans who inhabited the islands between 600 AD and the 1500s.
recent groundbreaking discovery has national and international
research, archaeological and historical significance as it relates to
the history of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) is working in conjunction with
the Florida Museum of Natural History and University...