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Human Library Showcase coming to Queen's College - Feb 27, 2017 - 7:24:17 PM

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Have the opportunity to sit and have individual conversations with some of the most innovative minds in the Bahamas through the Human Library Showcase scheduled for Friday March 10, 2017, 6-9 pm at Queen’s College Auditorium.

The Human Library is inspired by an international movement that showcases people from different backgrounds and experiences to share life from their perspective. This space brings together real people who are on "loan to readers..."

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Youth Leadership Development Participants Call on Governor General - Feb 27, 2017 - 4:36:52 PM

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Bahamas Youth Leadership Development Programme Founder Zhivargo Laing (centre left), and programme participants, paid a courtesy call on Governor- General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre), February 24, 2017, at Government House.

The official photo was taken by Derek Smith of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Grateful for Support from Missionary Flights International - Feb 27, 2017 - 3:51:02 PM

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Representatives from the Bahamas government agencies in Florida including the Bahamas Consulate General Office and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) recently held a luncheon, Bahamian style, for forty staff and volunteers of Missionary Flights International (MFI) in Fort Pierce, Florida to show their appreciation to that organization, for their assistance to the residents of The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Persons feasted on signature Bahamian dishes including peas n rice, steamed fish and chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, toss salad, Bahamian pastries and homemade fruit punch and switcher...

Community

Mount Tabor Church Celebrates 30 Years of Ministry - Feb 27, 2017 - 1:36:16 PM


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Remarks Made By Bishop Neil C. Ellis on The Occasion of Mount Tabor’s 30th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service February 26th, 2017:

Today, I stand in awe of the unequivocal, indisputable unwavering and incomparable faithfulness of God.I borrow the thoughts of The Prophet Jeremiah, who upon reflecting on the goodness cries out in the book of Lamentation with a reminder that“It is because of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.TheLordis my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.”

Hope and Faith have been the bedrock of our ministry over the past 30 years.We have hoped in God and He has remained faithful to us.We have stood on the truth of His word; and can testify that everything that He hath promised He has performed.

Community

Bahamas Kennel Club Dog Show: March 17-19 - Feb 27, 2017 - 1:09:08 PM

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The Bahamas Kennel Club Dog Show returns March 17th (agility only), 18th and 19th, 2017 to Nassau, New Providence.

Dogs will be judged on Conformation, Obedience, Rally and Agility

Dogs compete in breed, obedience, rally, and agility classes to become Bahamian champions, get titles and ultimately win, Best in Show.

All friendly dogs are welcome... dogs do not need any special training to enter the show .. they just have to be able to walk on a lead...

Community

Fresh Start Programme 2017 Underway - Feb 27, 2017 - 1:04:35 PM

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Ninety young people have been given a new lease on life and start intense training this week with the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture’s (MYSC) Fresh Start Programme.

For the next four months, participants, ages 17 to 25, will be engrossed in a training schedule that includes skills training, Bahama Host, inter-personal skills and more.  They will have the opportunity to be placed into the the public and private workforce on an internship.  Most past participants received full term employment upon successful completion of the programme, making it one of the most successful programmes of MYSC...

Sports

Panama and Mexico returning to The Bahamas - Feb 27, 2017 - 12:35:18 PM

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Both teams qualify for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Panama and Mexico will be back under the bright lights of the new Malcolm Park Beach Soccer Facility in Nassau, Bahamas in a few weeks for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, which kicks off April 27 to May 7.

The teams from Central and North America secured their spots to the big show during the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships Bahamas 2017 on Saturday...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Quick response by Grand Bahama police resultd in arrest of 2 armed robbery suspects - Feb 27, 2017 - 12:16:05 PM

Reports are that shortly before 4:00am on Sunday 26th February 2017, a business owner was held up and robbed at gun point at his business establishment on East Sunrise Highway of a large amount of cash by a male brandishing a handgun. The culprit along with two other male suspects fled on foot in nearby bushes.

Quick response by police officers resulted in the capture of two male suspects. Police are searching for two other male suspects in connection with this matter...

Entertainment

PriceWaterhouseCoopers statement on Oscars foible - Feb 27, 2017 - 12:08:22 PM


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The following is a statement issued by PriceWatershouseCoopers on the error made during the announcement of Best Picture at the Oscars on February 26th.

We sincerely apologize to "Moonlight," "La La Land," Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Man wearing pistol with live ammo arrested in Grand Bahama - Feb 27, 2017 - 11:13:54 AM

Consistent with the Commissioners Policing Plan for 2017, Officers of the Mobile Division took a male into custody for firearm possession on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 11:00pm, Mobile Officers were on routine patrol on East Sunrise Highway, when they stopped a vehicle that aroused their suspicion, a male passenger was searched where a .40 pistol with six live rounds of ammunition was discovered in his waist. The male was subsequently arrested and taken into police custody...

Sports

Bahamas defeated by USA in 5th place CONCACAF playoff - Feb 27, 2017 - 12:40:53 AM

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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas succumbed to defeat in Sunday’s fifth-place play-off as they were beaten 4-2.

Played in front of a consistently fervent home crowd, the USA did enough to dampen cheers in Nassau as the influential Nick Perera - returning from suspension - notched along with Oscar Reyes, Alessandro Canale and Christopher Toth.

Despite a rare off-night, Bahamas have done more than enough to build enthusiasm for the sport ahead of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, which begins on April 27th...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

DEU arrest 6 after 633 pounds of marijuana found at home on Boatswain Hill - Feb 27, 2017 - 12:10:51 AM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Police Plan for 2017, the courageous officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) has struck another blow in the operations of drug traffickers in the Bahamas, this time with the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana and the arrest of four suspects on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 8:00am, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on home located at Boatswain Hill off Carmichael Road, where they uncovered 633 pounds of marijuana.

Bahamian Politics

Dr. Minnis on Minister Nottage’s Comments on Crime - Feb 26, 2017 - 10:53:48 PM

“'Perceived increase in crime'?  The PLP Government and Minister Nottage show once again they just don’t get it.  For nearly five years their leadership has been to ignore a problem and hope that it goes away.  Unfortunately Bahamians are suffering the tragic results of their failed leadership.  Thirty murders already this year.  Beyond that attempted murders, attempted robberies, and sexual assaults are on the rise.  This is not perception for Bahamians, this is reality.
 
“Countries like Canada and the United States have issued travel advisories warning their citizens of our troubles. Even the Government’s allies at Baha Mar have spoken out about their concerns on the growing crime epidemic, and yet the PLP Government continues to downplay the severity of the situation impacting our communities...”

Community

Save The Bays Youth Environment Ambassadors Study Paradise Cove’s Coral Reef Regeneration - Feb 26, 2017 - 9:29:03 PM

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On a recent Saturday, off a stretch of beach with sand so fine and waters so sparkling it  could be the iconic Instagram image, dozens of young Bahamians were hard at work.

Members of the Youth Environment Ambassadors (YEA), a program funded and operated by Save The Bays, were learning that sometimes what man takes away, humankind can make good again – they were witnessing that even with fragile coral reefs, there can be new life...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Three murder suspects to be arraigned in court on Monday - Feb 26, 2017 - 7:52:04 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Excellent police work and overwhelming support from members of the public has resulted in police charging several suspects in connection with a number of recent murders.

The suspects will be arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court, Nassau Street on Monday 27th February 2017 at 12:00noon, to be formally charged.

They are...

News : International

Amnesty International releases annual report on The Bahamas - Feb 26, 2017 - 4:37:40 PM

Amnesty International have released their Annual Report on the State of the World’s Human Rights along with new facts and figures, audiovisual material and other resources for the media. They report on 159 countries.

The report states, "Widespread ill-treatment and other abuses against irregular migrants from countries including Haiti and Cuba continued. Bahamians voted “no” in a constitutional referendum on gender equality in citizenship matters in June. Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people continued..."

News : Local

World famous artist wants to sculpt a masterpiece for San Salvador - Feb 26, 2017 - 3:07:54 PM

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Mr. Arturo DiModica, a world famous Italian sculptor, has expressed an interest in sculpting one of his masterpieces to be erected on the island of San Salvador in The Bahamas, where the great explorer Christopher Columbus, a fellow Italian, first landed on October 12, 1492.

Mr. DiModica, who was born in the small Sicilian city of Vittoria in the Province of Ragusa on January 26, 1941 and moved to New York in 1973, discussed his proposed project with the Hon. Forrester Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, during a courtesy call on  the Consul General on Thursday, February 23, 2017...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

Manhunt underway after shooting death in Haven Subdivision - Feb 26, 2017 - 1:24:47 PM

Police have launched an island-wide manhunt and public appeal for a male suspect responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 3:00am, a man was at home with his girlfriend in Haven Subdivision off Soldier Road, when a man armed with a handgun entered and demanded cash. A struggle ensured that led to the man being shot. The gunman then fled on foot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

Wanted suspect Jeffrey 'Spiderman' Etienne Captured - Feb 26, 2017 - 1:09:22 PM

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Police are please to report that 31 – year old Jeffrey Etienne, AKA, “Spiderman” of West Bay Street who is wanted for questioning in connection with a rash of house breakings and Burglaries
in Western New Providence is now in custody.

Officers from the Western Division arrested Etienne without incident around 3:00pm on Saturday 25th February 2017, when he attempted to sell three stolen televisions...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Two in custody after discovery of 58 marijuana plants in house off Carmichael Rd. - Feb 26, 2017 - 12:21:44 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers took into custody an adult male and an adult female following the seizure of marijuana plants on Saturday 25th February 2017.

According to reports, around 8:30pm, Mobile Division officers carried out an operation at a home off Carmichael Road and found 58 marijuana plants...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM visits Grand Bahama to check progress of Works projects - Feb 26, 2017 - 12:00:57 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis was in Grand Bahama on Thursday, February 23, to see the progress of several projects.
     
Accompanying the Deputy Prime Minister was Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, along with Toni Hudson-Bannister of the Ministry of Works in Grand Bahama...

Bahamian Politics

Saint Anne's PLP candidate, Charles Clarke ratification remarks - Feb 26, 2017 - 9:26:35 AM

I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to our party leader, Prime Minister the Right Honorable Perry G. Christie for the confidence he has reposed in me to carry the banner for the oldest, most transformational, and stable political organization in the history of The Bahamas. Mr. Prime Minister, I promise not to let you down and to build on the glorious legacy of this great party as we move this country forward together.

I also extend thanks to our National Chairman Mr. Bradley Roberts, Mr. Valentine Grimes, members of the candidate committee, Reverend Patterson, my St. Anne’s church family and my parents. Most of all I am thankful to Almighty God who makes all things possible; I ask Him for wisdom and guidance every day...

Bahamian Politics

Saint Barnabas PLP candidate, Cheryl Bazard ratification remarks - Feb 26, 2017 - 2:44:57 AM

With a deep awareness of the responsibility conferred by your trust, I accept your nomination as Candidate for the constituency of St. Barnabas. I do so with deep gratitude.

I wish to acknowledge the presence of my husband Dr. Dante Bazard, my Major and Bazard family and friends and the great people of St. Barnabas who have come to share this night with me.  My sons are joining me via social media. Hello Dante, Denzel and D’Andrei.

More than anything else, I want my candidacy and eventual election as the Member of Parliament for St. Barnabas to resurrect the prominence and cultural currency of St. Barnabas... 

Sports

Bahamas to take on USA for 5th place in beach soccer play-off - Feb 25, 2017 - 9:04:25 PM

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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas will contest the fifth-place play-off against USA on Sunday after edging Trinidad and Tobago 5-2.

Having seen the USA beat Jamaica, Bahamas then got back to winning ways against Trinidad, with captain Gavin Christie’s brace proving decisive as the home nation held off a late fightback from the Beach Soca Warriors.

In a low-key opening, a bobble in the sand deniedChristie the chance to open the scoring with six minutes on the board...

Columns

This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Feb. 20 - 24 - Feb 25, 2017 - 6:44:42 PM

Christie: “Education tied to every aspect of national development”


Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) held its first Educational Conference on Thursday of this week at the Hilton Hotel under the theme, “Inspiring Today to Impact Tomorrow.” Delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony was Bahamas Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie who highlighted the contributions of this organization in the development of the modern Bahamas.

“Our history records the impact of the Bahamas Union of Teachers in the achievement of many milestones in the development of the Modern Bahamas. Among these prominent achievements are Majority Rule and Women’s Suffrage..."

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