Nassau, Bahamas – It is with deep sorrow that the Board of Directors of
Sunshine Holdings Limited (SHL) confirms the passing of its Deputy
Chairman, Mr. Alfred Bismark Coakley, M.B.E.
Mr. Coakley died in Doctors Hospital yesterday following a brief illness.
Coakley was a founding member of SHL and served as its first president
from its incorporation before Independence. He served in that role until
his retirement in 2009, at which time he assumed the role of deputy
chairman of the board...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police wish to confirm that the man who was shot
when he attempted to attack an officer with a screwdriver in the area of
the Arawak Cay Container Port around 11:30am on Saturday 25th July
2015, died in hospital on Sunday 26th July 2015.
The victim has been identified as 44 year old Leroy Hepburn of Water Street, Big Pond Subdivision.
Bimini, Bahamas – Great food, pulsating
music, and a basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal spinning hits made for
an unforgettable event for fans of celebrity chef Ralph Pagano who ate,
drank, and partied in Bimini during the Naked Taco Takeover weekend held
at Resorts World Bimini (RWB). The award-winning chef brought the
flavor of his popular Miami restaurant to the resort July 24 – 26, the
first in a series of culinary events to be featured at the resort in the
The Naked Taco Takeover Weekend was unlike any
other. While there are several chefs in the Miami area who are hosting
events in the Caribbean, this marked the first time that a chef has
taken to sea and land in one exciting event...
Prime Minister of The Bahamas Rt. Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie, M.P. Keynote Speaker CANTO 31st Annual Conference & Trade Show at Miami Hyatt Regency Hotel Sunday, 26th July, 2015.
Theme: "Improving Lives through Broadband Innovation":
I wish to thank
Mr. Julian Wilkins the Chairman of the Caribbean Association of
National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO) and Vice President of
Digicel Trinidad & Tobago and his Vice Chairman Mr. Leon Williams
CEO of BTC and Senior Vice President of Cable & Wireless for the
invitation to speak at this historic 31st Annual CANTO Conference and
July 27th update: The search continues in the Atlantic Ocean for
the two missing Jupiter, Florida teens, and it moved north up the coast
toward Jacksonville Monday, a day after their capsized boat was found
drifting nearly 200 miles from where the two left port.
search continued overnight Sunday and into Monday. The center of the
search area is 50 nautical miles east of Jacksonville, officials said.
Up to Monday morning, the Coast Guard advised that rescue crews have covered more than 25,000 square nautical miles...
U.S. Embassy in Nassau congratulates the Government of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas on its Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 TIP Report. We
commend the government
for its efforts to strengthen anti-trafficking law enforcement, protect
trafficking victims, and inform the public and potential victims about
This Tier 1 ranking means that
the Government of The Bahamas fully complies
with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The
government successfully convicted one trafficker and sentenced two
traffickers from previous convictions in 2014, initiated
three new prosecutions, adopted a four-year national anti-trafficking
Searching for suspects in Edcombe Terrance overnight murder: POLICE has launched an intense island-wide
search for an armed suspect responsible for the shooting death of a man
that occurred on Sunday 26th July 2015...
Dr. Hubert Minnis Opposition Leader's mada
an address in Bains Town & Grants Town, Centerville & Englerston
last Thursday evening at Stephen Dillett Primary School. His topic was,
"Transformation of the Inner City."
Dr. Hubert Minnis returned
home and said that he was happy to be at the Stephen Dillett Primary
School. It was at Stephen Dillett where he worked with his mother
selling lunches as a young boy...
Nassau, Bahamas (July 27, 2015) – Baha Mar Ltd. issued the following
statement with regard to CCA Bahamas’ (“CCA”) press release dated July
“It is interesting that when a very viable proposal is put
forward by Baha Mar Ltd. to the Export-Import Bank of China—a proposal
which provides for a significant equity infusion by the Izmirlian family
to complete and open Baha Mar and would utilize Bahamian contractors
and a Bahamian workforce to properly finish the work at Baha Mar that
CCA failed to do—CCA issues a highly defensive and apparently panicky
press release. CCA should be concerned. No matter how CCA tries to spin
it and no matter how often it tries to deflect from its lack of
responsibility, it cannot cover up the sad pattern of its failing to
perform properly at Baha Mar and other important projects in The Bahamas
as well. CCA in its release cites not a viable proposal on its part but
rather a distortion of an old posture that made discussions to
negotiate a consensual resolution with it as one of the parties a sham.
It is why we came forward...
Nassau, Bahamas – The inaugural Music,
Model, Talent Showcase of the Islands (Island MMTS) took place July 13th
through 19th and was hosted at the Melia Nassau Beach Hotel in The
Bahamas. The conference welcomed delegates from 19 Caribbean islands and
over 50 VIP Agents, Speakers and international media houses from around
the U.S., Canada & Europe who have committed to supporting
Caribbean talent in the pursuit of their dreams. Many agents came with
the intention to scout for one or two new Caribbean talent and left the
conference with the desire and promise to scout and mentor many more as
they were simply astonished by the talent the delegates showcased.
going to exceed the number of people I mentor.” – Tess Taylor,
President of the biggest music business network in the world, NARIP...
DPM Davis remarks at 4th Annual Andros Business Outlook - July 23, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 - 7:32:22 PM
Andros Island, The Bahamas - Remarks by Hon.
Philip E. “Brave” Davis, Q.C., M.P. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of
Public Works & Urban Development on the Occasion of the Fourth
Annual Andros Business Outlook on Thursday, 23rd July 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Daniel’s Resort Nichol’s Town, North Andros:
bring apologies on behalf of our Prime Minister, who was scheduled to
speak to you this morning. I am certain that you understand the urgency
of matters that he is dealing with that are critical to our national
Coconut Grove, FL, July 24, 2015 - An
impressive crowd including members of South Florida’s Consular Corps,
business and other key influencers in the South Florida community, and
the local media, were feted to a dazzling display of Bahamian culture at
a reception held Thursday, July 23rd, at the Kampong, Coconut Grove, in
celebration of The Bahamas’ 42nd Independence Anniversary.
reception, The Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival kickoff, was a joint
effort between the City of Miami, The Bahamas Consulate General Miami
and The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida and featured the world famous
Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band. Other highlights of the evening
were an exciting display of color and sounds, by group, Bahamas Junkanoo
Revue, and delicious Island tastes from Bahamian chefs flown in for the
The Online Tax Administration System (OTAS) will provide
businesses with a simple, user-friendly, online application and payment
system. This is the same system currently being used for Value Added Tax
ATLANTIS, Paradise Island -- Minister of
Financial Services the Hon. Hope Strachan addressed the Eastern Region
Plenary of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in the Grand Ballroom of
Atlantis, Paradise Island, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.
Jack and Jill
of America, Inc. is a membership organization for children aged 2 to 19
years, and their mothers -- dedicated to nurturing future
African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership
development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty...
Nassau, Bahamas - According to reports, around 11:30am on Saturday 25th
July 2015, police were on patrol in the area of a shipping company
located at western New Providence, when they observed a man attempting
to stab another man with a screwdriver. At the call of the victim,
police intervened and ordered the suspect to drop the screwdriver. The
suspect refused to do so and began to violently advance towards the
officers with the screwdriver. The officers in fear of their lives and
for the safety of the victim, shot the suspect once to the body. The
suspect was transported to hospital, where he remains in stable
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are reporting that five suspects are in custody for murder and rape.
to reports, officers from the Flying Squad acting on intelligence took a
33 –year old man into custody on Friday 24th July 2015 for questioning
reference rape and on Saturday 25th July 2015, the officers took four
men ages 35, 34, 28 and 27 into custody for questioning reference to
Nassau, Bahamas - An island-wide manhunt has been launched by police
for two armed men responsible for the shooting death of a man that
occurred on Saturday 25th July 2015.
According to reports, shortly
before 7:00pm, a man was sitting in his Honda Accord vehicle on
Homestead Street along with a female friend, when two males armed with
handguns approached the vehicle and fired several shots at them before
fleeing on foot. The victim died on the scene from multiple gunshot
wounds. The victim’s female friend escaped unharmed.
Ashley Smith is experiencing an adrenaline rush as time draws nigh
for the Miss Bahamas Organization’s (MBO) Top Model competition, of
which she will be vying for the Top Designer award.
of style will be among 15 fashion design students and alum of The
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI), who have been
designing and creating avante garde pieces for contestants to model
during the show dubbed, ‘Fashion in the Sky.’ The competition will be
held on August 16th in the Sky Bahamas hanger.
In the men's 4x400m relay, the Bahamas had their DQ overturned 20
minutes after the race, and claimed the bronze medal after the Cuban
TORONTO, Canada - The final night of the Pan Am Games showcased the 4 x
400m relay races was an exciting show for The Bahamas as the
men's team led in all their baton hand-offs and the race until the final
It was in that final stretch that we watched the
sudden takeover from Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, and the USA, putting the
'initial' final result with The Bahamas in a heart wrenching fourth
NICHOLL’S TOWN, Andros – The Government of the Bahamas has commenced
work on a sustainable development plan for the island of Andros. The
project is being funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, led by
The Office of the Prime Minister and supported by the Natural Capital
Group, a researcher of the College of The Bahamas and local consulting
In the absence of Prime Minister, the Right Hon.
Perry G. Christie (who was traveling), Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis delivered
the keynote address at the 4th Annual Andros Business Outlook. The
event was held on Thursday, July 23, at Daniel’s Dream Centre...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Receiving your
passport is now at a 12-week wait period due to an overwhelming demand,
said Minister responsible, the Hon. Fred Mitchell, during a press
conference at Bahamas Information Services on Friday.
The Minister addressed the concerns in Grand Bahama pertaining to passport delays and the new expediting fee of $200...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Former Divisional
Commander of the Salvation Army in The Bahamas Lester Ferguson has been
appointed Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the National
Commission for Persons with Disability.
Mr. Ferguson was the
first Bahamian to serve as Divisional Commander of the Salvation Army in
The Bahamas and was also its longest serving Divisional Commander,
having served in that capacity for ten consecutive years...
This is the Marine Forecast for the Bahamas for 24 hours from 12 pm EST Saturday 25th July 2015 issued at Nassau Meteorological Office at 1600 UTC.
situation: A surface to upper level trof north of the Bahamas coupled
with some tropical moisture will generate showers and thunderstorms
across the Northwest Bahamas today…meanwhile high pressure will dominate
the remainder of the islands
Advisory: Gusty winds and higher seas can be expected in showers and thunderstorms
The Free Uppercut concert at the Marina Under The Stars at Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at Unexso has been POSTPONED due to weather. We are working on a make up date in the midst of all of our vacationing band members and will advise soon.