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
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..."
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...
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
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
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
The following is a statement issued by PriceWatershouseCoopers on the
error made during the announcement of Best Picture at the Oscars on
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.
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...
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas succumbed to defeat in Sunday’s fifth-place play-off as they were beaten 4-2.
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
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...
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.
“'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
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...
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
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,
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...
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.
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
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.
from the Western Division arrested Etienne without incident around
3:00pm on Saturday 25th February 2017, when he attempted to sell three
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
According to reports, around 8:30pm, Mobile Division officers carried out an operation at a home off
Carmichael Road and found 58 marijuana plants...
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
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...
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...
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas will contest the
fifth-place play-off against USA on Sunday after edging Trinidad and
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...
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.
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