This is the
Bahamas 3 day ppublic forecast for today and tonight, Saturday, 19th January, 2019.
General situation: Weak high pressure will shift east of the islands
ahead of an approaching cold front, while a surface trough across the
Bahamas will enhance shower activity across the area.
Area: all areas
Weather: Variably cloudy and warm with the chance of a few isolated showers mainly in the Southeast
Bahamas, becoming partly cloudy and cool at night...
Police investigate shooting incident: Police on
the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident
Friday, 18th January, 2019, which left an adult male with injuries.
to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, a male was walking through a track
road off Dumping Ground Corner, when he heard multiple gunshots and
realized that he had been shot...
Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered: Police have recovered three illegal firearms and a quantity of dangerous
drugs, in three separate incidents, and have taken two adult males into
The Organization of American States (OAS) and El Salvador today signed
an agreement for the deployment of an Electoral Observation Mission to
the February 3 presidential elections.
Representative of El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Calles, highlighted the
contribution of the Observation Missions to the strengthening of
democracy in the country. “The participation of the OAS Electoral
Observation Mission is very valuable for El Salvador for the learning
process they bring, because we are improving the electoral process
election by election,” said Ambassador Calles...
Executive Chairman, Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation
(BAIC), Michael Foulkes announced that the Pop-Up Farmers Market will
commence again at the Gladstone Road location, Saturday, January 19,
“We started 2018, with just under 100 active farmers in the
program and we were most fortunate, as we ended the year 2018, with
about 220 farmers in the program,” Mr. Foulkes said during a press
conference at the Corporation’s headquarters Friday, January 18, 2019...
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis delivered congratulatory
remarks during a ceremony honouring two leading clergymen who were
named the Jones Communications Network Persons of the Year.
ceremony was held Friday, January 18, 2019 at Jones Communications Media
Center on University Boulevard, where Wendall Jones, CEO, bestowed the
‘Person of the Year’ title upon Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart, and Pastor
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon.
Dame Marguerite Pindling presented each honouree with a plaque saluting
his contribution to nation building and the religious community...
Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis on Thursday led a
site visit of historic Southern Recreation Grounds, which is being
redeveloped under The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership
Initiative. Royal Bank of Canada employees raised and donated $10,000
towards the green technology aspect of the development. The Prime
Minister is pictured explaining the concept to Rob Johnston, head of
Caribbean Banking, RBC; and Nathaniel Beneby, Managing Director RBC
Enclosed are remarks by BAIC Chairman Michael Foulkes on the First Pop Up Market for the Year:
Mr. Benjamin Rahming, General Manager; Ms. Debbie Strachan, Sr. Deputy General Manager...
are pleased to announce the re-opening of our Pop-Up Farmers Market,
this coming Saturday, 19th January, 2019. We are excited about this as
it is the beginning of our second Season, and it will be at Gladstone
Road from 8am to 3pm...
Jasper has been named a One Young
World and European Commission Peace Ambassador – an initiative
developed to accelerate the efforts of young leaders in preventing and
countering violent extremism, building peace, and promoting conflict
Jasper is a programmes Director for Rights
Bahamas, she promotes individual rights and the rule of law, educating
young people in building campaigns that support human rights and gender
The Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama has made another step
towards its goal of transforming Grand Bahama into a Technology Hub, not
just in The Bahamas, but also in the region.
Minister of State
for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi
Thompson welcomed the Principals of DevDigital Software, during a press
conference at OPM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
“They are in
the final step to their operation, which is obtaining a license from the
Grand Bahama Port Authority,” said Minister Thompson...
Police investigates armed robbery: Police on
the Island of New Providence are searching for two men responsible for
an armed robbery which occurred Thursday, 17th January, 2019.
to reports, shortly 12:00noon, a female was walking in the parking lot
of a strip mall on Madeira Street, when she was approached by two men,
one armed with a firearm who robbed her of her handbag which contained
cash and other personal items...
Illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Thursday, 17th January, 2019
Flying Squad Officers, while patrolling McCartney Lane off Wulff Road,
saw two of men sitting on a wall...
Police are reporting the arrest of 5 adult males in connection with
possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation dubbed,
“Steady the Land” conducted throughout New Providence, Thursday,17th
Shortly after 2:00pm, the
Officers from the Operations Team, acting on information went to a bushy
area off Kemp Road, where they discovered five adult males. Officers
conducted a search of the immediate area and recovered 40 packages of
suspected marijuana, weighing 22 lbs...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis accepted a
donation from the Royal Bank of Canada towards the redevelopment of the
historic Southern Recreation Grounds – one of the projects under the
Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative.
initial sum of $10,000 collected by RBC employees, who wanted to
contribute to a local outreach community programme, was handed over to
The Over-the-Hill Community Development Foundation...
Personal Health and Regenerative Medicine is widely recognized as the
new paradigm for health with the expectation that this new paradigm will
produce much needed new cures for alleviating human suffering. Each
year, for the past fourteen years, the Regenerative Medicine Foundation
has selected top innovators, leaders, and global bridge-builders
creating connections and solutions to improve human health and wellness
through stem cell and regenerative medicine. This year, on January 23rd
at the World Stem Cell Summit at the Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida, the
2019 International Advocacy Award will go to Dr. Desirée Cox, MD, PhD.,
the First Bahamian Rhodes Scholar.
Dr. Cox is a graduate of Queens College, McGill, Oxford and Cambridge
Universities, and has been recognized in the ‘Queens College Hall of
Fame’. Dr. Cox is also the Founder of The HEALinc (www.thehealinc), and
the Inaugural HEALinc Future Health Innovation Summit held in October
2018, at the Melia Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas...
During a ceremony aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the
Seas, while docked in the Nassau harbour, two recent graduates of the
Lowell Jason Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy received full-tuition
scholarships to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) through a pledge
by Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and the American Caribbean
“We have a real commitment to people
at Royal Caribbean,” said Greg Purdy, Senior Vice President, Marine
Operations, Royal Caribbean International. ”With our relationship and
partnership with the wider Caribbean and specifically with The Bahamas...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the Bahamian Public
that The United States Federal Government shutdown, now in its 27th day,
has not affected relations between our countries.
is assured by U.S. Government Officials that Bahamian citizens are still
able to access consular services such as the acquisition of visas and
that critical areas of mutual interest, inclusive of maritime border
security arrangements between the two countries...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis told stakeholders in the
business and financial services sector that 2019 will see a more
accountable and productive government and tangible relief for the poor.
was addressing the 28th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook 2019 on
Thursday, January 17, at Baha Mar Convention Centre under the theme,
‘Transforming The Bahamas’.
“This powerful theme echoes the
government’s agenda of transforming our Commonwealth into a more
productive, competitive and prosperous participant in the regional and
Leadership students and faculty of Drake University, Iowa, enjoyed
an event-filled day in The Bahamas on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 which
began with a Courtesy Call on Governor General, Her Excellency, the Most
Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, a Courtesy Call on
the Deputy Director General of Tourism, Ellison 'Tommy' Thompson at the
British Colonial Hilton, and, finally, a Ministry of Tourism
People-to-People experience at the home of Stephen and Terri Bellot, off
Gladstone Road. Photos capture highlights of the People-to-People
gathering that evening at the home of the Bellots...
I am humbled at the opportunity to speak to mothers, fathers, women and
girls, victims of rape, abuse and violence, and anyone else who may have
been offended by a video recording of me that is in circulation.
apologize for what seemed to be insensitive as I responded to media
personnel. I was merely trying to avoid what appeared to be encroaching
on another Minister’s portfolio.
I am fully aware of the duties
and core functions of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban
Development which includes, but is not limited to, food assistance,
shelter for all victims...