||Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015 - 1:53:33 PM
Prime Minister Christie meets with CARICOM leaders ahead of energy summit - Jan 26, 2015 - 1:51:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas (26th
Jan) - Wasting no time in his official capacity as the effective
political head of CARICOM, Bahamas Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie caucused with his Heads of Government Sunday evening in
Washington DC ahead of the inaugural Caribbean Energy Security Summit
scheduled to begin on Monday.
While the Caribbean Community was
clear in its desire for increased access to new funding and investment
opportunities, they wanted to take a wait and see attitude by first
listening to and analyzing the policy position and proposals presented
by the United States before finalizing their regional policy position...
Is Grand Bahama the Next Offshore Hotspot? - Jan 26, 2015 - 12:51:07 PM
There is a new “boom” beginning to emerge
from the almost cataclysmic collapse of the Caribbean property market back in
2007-2009. It appears the region, particularly the Bahamas, is experiencing
another chance at prosperity with the help of some very strong allies.
There has always been a strong attraction
to the region for its climate, beauty and absence of income and corporate
taxes, but like most tourist and lifestyle driven regions it suffered badly
when the world markets withdrew their cash to focus on pressing issues at home.
The dynamic Caribbean economy was “left holding the bag” on new and proposed tourist
driven and infrastructure projects...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Monday, January 26th - Jan 26, 2015 - 12:34:46 PM
Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Monday 26th January, 2015.
General situation: A strong cold front will slide through the Northwest
Bahamas by this evening while an old frontal boundary gradually
dissipates near the southern islands.
Special warnings: Beach goers should refrain from entering waters today due to rough sea conditions...
Display of counterfeit VAT certificates a serious offence - Jan 26, 2015 - 12:20:17 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
public is advised that individuals can face fines or other penalties if
they are found with counterfeit certificates displayed in their
to the First Schedule (Regulation 44), Sections 4 (4) “Not being a
taxable person, or being an unregistered taxable person, collecting,
advertising or quoting VAT in respect of a taxable supply made to
another person”, such contravention of this provision is a very serious
offence liable to a fine of up to $50,000 or imprisonment for a term not
exceeding two years or both fine and imprisonment...
Happy pets are healthy pets - Jan 26, 2015 - 10:57:38 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
"It’s up to you guys to make sure your pets are well taken care of.”
was the overarching message Dr. Bridgette Johnson, President of the
Bahamas Veterinary Association, delivered to years four, five, and six
students at St. Andrews School on January 21.
presentation, ‘Caring for Our Pets’, is part of a campaign by
Washington, DC-based Pet Food Institute to increase awareness about
overall pet health, including the importance of a proper diet, exercise,
and veterinary care for dogs, cats, and other domestic pets...
Ministers Mitchell and Darville Support New Grand Bahama Business Venture - Jan 26, 2015 - 10:25:04 AM
Bahama - Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, the Hon. Fred
Mitchell and Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville,
were on hand on Friday to support local attorney and businessman,
La'Quay Laing, on the opening of Emporium Distributors Bahamas Limited.
to Mr. Laing, the business is offering a death benefit package where
Bahamians can choose which package they want and make payments so that
in the event of a death, they are prepared. There are currently four
people employed there...
Duty Free Town Meeting held in Smith's Point, Grand Bahama - Jan 26, 2015 - 10:20:57 AM
SMITH’S POINT, Grand
Bahama – Conrad Jones (seated center) headed a team from the Ministry
for Grand Bahama into Smith’s Point on Thursday evening, to educate and
inform the residents there of the Duty Free Concessions available in
east and west Grand Bahama.
Several residents from that community are
pictured with Ministry for Grand Bahama officials following the meeting,
which was held at St. Jude’s Parish hall...
Lyford Cay International School to host KPMG Football Fest 2015 - Jan 26, 2015 - 10:05:13 AM
LCIS is preparing to
host the third annual “KPMG Football Fest” on Jan 30 and 31. Almost 150
players from international schools across the Caribbean and The Bahamas
will converge on the LCIS campus for two full days of competitive
matches. More than 100 visiting 14 and under boys and girls will be
hosted by LCIS families for a weekend of great football and camaraderie.
event is sponsored again this year by KPMG with Subway and Thompson
Trading once again providing food and snacks throughout the entire
weekend. The two day event will also be monitored by an EMT team from
Doctors Hospital who work alongside the LCIS school nurse, to ensure
that all players and spectators are well looked after...
VAT Appeal Commission Established - Jan 25, 2015 - 9:36:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Government has completed the appointment of members of the VAT Appeal
Commission. The names which will be unveiled this week, include a
retired Supreme Court Justice as Chairman, a retired senior Customs
officer and a public accountant. These individuals will also serve as
members of the Customs Appeal Commission.
The VAT Appeal Commission will operate independently of the VAT Department and the Ministry of Finance.
If a VAT registrant is unhappy with any decision made by the VAT Comptroller, they may lodge an appeal with the Commission...
Suspect in Nassau nightclub murder suspect arrested, two other being sought - Jan 25, 2015 - 8:23:36 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - A
25 year old man was taken into custody today in connection with a
murder that occurred at a Faith Avenue South nightclub on Sunday 25th
to reports, around 12:00noon a team of officers from the Central
Detective Unit acting on intelligence went to Kim’s Crescent, where they
arrested the suspect in connection with the early morning murder. The
officers also found over one pound of marijuana in the suspect’s
Police can confirm that the suspect is on bail for armed robbery and murder...
Grand Bahama police remove unlicenced firearm from streets, arrest 1 male - Jan 25, 2015 - 5:25:42 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Police on Grand Bahama take another illegal firearm of the streets and a male is in custody.
to reports at approximately 9:40pm on Saturday 24th January 2015 acting
on information a team of officers was in the Coral Gardens area,
Freeport, Grand Bahama. They approached a male, who was suspected of
being in possession of an unlicenced firearm. The male upon seeing the
officers produced a handgun and fired several shots at the officers.
Latrae Rahming : One day, When the glory comes. It will be ours - Jan 25, 2015 - 2:32:46 PM
of us bear a social and ethical responsibility of pioneering the dreams
the dreamers dreamed of a nation and its people; To go beyond the
imprisonments of mental empowerment , to see the promise of our
emancipation through the prism of education, and to be socially
awakened fervently clutching the hope we seek to taste from the
bittersweet cup of economic freedom. The primal promise inscribed on the
pillars of our country was for every man and woman to be given
knowledge as a weapon to protect them from their oppressors.
Understanding that knowledge was an indispensable tool that would grant
us an eternal freedom in defining the image of our shared community...
Myles Munroe mentee launches, "Myles Munroe Lunchtime Moments" - Jan 25, 2015 - 2:27:53 PM
of Dr. Myles Munroe's mentees planning to remember his life in a
special way for her birthday. Former Broadcast journalist and mentee of
the late Dr. Myles Munroe, Syann Thompson plans to get his mentees
around The Bahamas and the world and those impacted by his life to
participate in the first
Myles Munroe Lunchtime Moments.
Myles Munroe was an internationally renowned speaker, author and senior
pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International in Nassau, Bahamas who
passed away in a plane crash November 9th, 2014 in Grand Bahama along
with his wife Pastor Ruth Munroe, Senior Vice President Dr. Richard
Pinder, Pilot Stanley Thurston, co-pilot Frakhan Cooper, Lavard and
Radel Parks, their son Jojo and American Diego Santiago...
Nassau murder suspect taken into custody - DEU recover handgun - 11 arrests - Jan 25, 2015 - 2:11:43 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
DEU recover handggun: According to reports, shortly after 8:00am, on Saturday 24th January 2015, officers from the Drug...
11 arrested during two separate operations: POLICE are reporting the arrest of 11
persons in separate operations conducted by officers from the
Southeastern Division and Southwestern Division on Saturday 24th January
Murder suspect taken into custody by CDU: According to reports, around 4:00pm on
Saturday 24th January 2015, Homicide Detectives from the Central
Detective Unit (CDU) took into custody an adult male for questioning
reference to the murder that occurred at Hard Rock Alley...
Man shot and killed at Nassau nightclub on Faith Avenue South - Jan 25, 2015 - 2:06:16 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the country’s latest
homicide that occurred on Sunday 25th January 2015.
to reports, shortly before 1:00am a fight broke out between several
males inside a nightclub located on Faith Avenue South. Three of the
males left the club and went outside threatening to return. Shortly
afterwards they returned and one of the men produced a handgun and fired
several shots hitting the deceased to the upper left back and another
male in his stomach and arm. Another male was also punched in the mouth...
Davis: BEC decision process “in the best interest of the Bahamian people” - Jan 25, 2015 - 2:00:57 PM
Further to the Prime
Minister’s trip to Washington DC as both the Bahamas Prime Minister and
CARICOM Chair, the government of The Bahamas decided to defer the
announcement of the strategic partner for BEC until after interventions
and discussions coming out of the energy security summit according to
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis. This decision making process is in
the best interest of the Bahamian people.
The energy security summit is scheduled for the 26th and 27th January 2015 in Washington DC.
that summit, United States Vice President Joseph Biden will deliver the
policy position of the United States as regards energy...
Nassau police search for sexual assault suspect - 16 arrests made - Jan 25, 2015 - 1:45:05 PM
POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN LOCATING SUSPECT IN SEXUAL ASSAULT
to reports, shortly, before 5:00am on Sunday 25th January 2015, a woman
was at her St. Michael’s Road residence, when a man armed with an
object forced his way into her home and woke her up. The man then robbed
the woman of cash and sexually assaulted her before fleeing on foot...
Male Haitian National found dead in home on Eneas Street, Nassau - Jan 24, 2015 - 11:31:29 PM
Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the country’s
latest homicide that occurred on Saturday 24thJanuary 2015.
to reports, shortly before 7:00pm, police received a report that a man
was found dead in a home at Eneas Street off Poinciana Drive. Police on
arrival at the scene met the lifeless body of a man believe to be a
Haitian National with a gunshot wound to the neck. The man was
pronounced dead at the scene.
RBPF Nassau: 31 arrests - Shotgun and handgun recovered - Jan 24, 2015 - 10:59:44 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
17 arrested during operation: POLICE are reporting the arrest of 17 persons for dangerous drugs, firearms, armed robbery, shop breaking and outstanding court warrants, as their anti-crime operation continued last night...
Shotgun recovered and 14 arrested during operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2015, Southwestern Division officers conducted an
operation in the division on Friday 23rd January 2015 that targeted
persons wanted for various criminal offences..
Prime Minister Perry Christie represents CARICOM at energy and regional summits - Jan 24, 2015 - 1:44:05 PM
The Summit will be hosted by United States Vice President Joseph Biden...
Nassau, The Bahamas
- Bahamas Prime Minister and chairman of CARICOM the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie leads a ministerial delegation to Washington D.C. on Sunday to
participate in the inaugural Caribbean Energy Security Summit. Mr.
Christie is scheduled to deliver the policy position of both CARICOM and
The Bahamas at this summit. The meetings will be held at the Harry S.
Truman Building, US Department of State.
OAS Launches Small Business Development Center Model in Jamaica - Jan 24, 2015 - 3:35:45 AM
The Organization of American States (OAS)
today launched the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Model in
Jamaica, in a ceremony that took place in Kingston.
organized in partnership with Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Investment
and Commerce, the Caribbean Export Development Agency and the
University of Texas at San Antonio, focuses on one-one and long-term
assistance to help clients generate sustained economic impact through
the establishment of new businesses, job creation...
Road Safety Education Conducted at New Providence Schools - Jan 23, 2015 - 10:02:55 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Representatives of the Road Safety
Committee led by the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and
Aviation, continued its public education programme at Columbus Primary,
Collins Avenue, Wednesday where they observed the flow of traffic in
the area and students and parents used the pedestrian crossing directed
by a crossing guard.
Minister Hanna-Martin said the
education programme is among other initiatives designed to heighten
public awareness of road safety and reduce the number of traffic
fatalities in the country...
RBC Capital Markets calls on The Bahamas Prime Minister - Jan 23, 2015 - 9:17:52 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – RBC Capital Markets paid a courtesy call on
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, January 22, at the Office
of the Prime Minister. The RBC executives are pictured with
the Prime Minister and several Cabinet Ministers -- Prime Minister
Christie and Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Hope Strachan are
at centre; in the next row are Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell and Minister of Labour and National
Insurance the Hon. Shane Gibson; Managing Director, RBC Royal Bank
Atlantis Shows Support for 2015 Race Weekend - Jan 23, 2015 - 7:21:11 PM
PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS - The
2015 Marathon Bahamas Race Weekend got off to a fantastic start with the
Susan G. Komen 5k Race for the Cure Saturday, January 17th beginning at
Montagu Beach and ending at Hurricane Hole on Paradise Island. Team
Atlantis turned out for the 7am start time to represent and show support
for the cause, which aims to raise funds and awareness in the hopes of
one day soon finding a cure to end breast cancer.
support for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and in fact the entire
slate of the events for Race Weekend is just one of the ways we at this
fabulous resort seek to share in the effort to end the scourge of breast
cancer,” says Atlantis Public Relations Director Katie Longley...
Ocean Club Golf Course readies for 2015 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic - Jan 23, 2015 - 7:13:28 PM
PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS - The 2015 Pure
Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic will get underway in early February at the
world-class Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course and the buzz
surrounding this year’s event says organizers are expecting an even more
successful tournament than those held in the previous two years since
Atlantis has been touted as being an
exceptional host for the newbie tournament, which gives some of the
world’s best female golfers the opportunity to show off their skills in
paradise. Golf Course GM Robbie Leming said preparations for this year’s
round of play are “going really well."...
Lyford Cay Foundation Scholarship Application Open - Jan 23, 2015 - 7:06:01 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — Lyford Cay Foundations is pleased to announce that its
online application for scholarships to study at post-secondary
institutions abroad is
The deadline for all applications and corresponding documentation is
April 15, 2015.
Cay Foundations offer scholarships to Bahamian citizens to complete
bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as technical and vocational
training programmes. Prospective applicants must provide an acceptance
letter from the institution of their choosing located in the U.S.,
Canada, U.K., Europe or Caribbean...
CIBC FirstCaribbean Battles Hunger in Most Vulnerable - Jan 23, 2015 - 6:59:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - CIBC FirstCaribbean
recently made generous donations of essential food items to both Unity
House and Great Commission Ministries.
Originally aiming to
assist those in need during a time when many families would gather
together to celebrate the festive season, the bank went above and beyond
to provide a variety of items to sustain the nursing home and homeless
shelter in their operations in the new year. Items donated include:
corned beef, tuna, bails of rice, grits, flour, macaroni, mashed
potatoes, corn, oatmeal, sugar, cooking oil, and of course hams and
turkeys in keeping with the season...
COB Grand Bahama Alumni Association Launched - Jan 23, 2015 - 6:54:28 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The College of The Bahamas Grand Bahama
Alumni Association was officially launched during a press conference on
Wednesday by members of the board, along with Dr. Ellamae
Johnson-Dennard, associate vice-president, Northern Bahamas Campus.
Association president, Nevar Smith said the association will impact the
college and the community in a positive way. Dr. Dennard added that it
is fitting that the Association is launched, as COB is set to become a
university this year.
PMH Critical Care Block Provides for Healthcare 'Quantum Leap Forward' - Jan 23, 2015 - 4:33:08 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
The inclusion of the brand new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the
construction of the country's first state-of-the-art Critical Care Block
is expected to help The Bahamas "make a quantum leap forward" with
respect to intensive care medicine for infants and other critical care
patients regardless of age, status or income.
The newly constructed NICU is the first and only Level Three Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit in The Bahamas...