Remarks Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis Leader of the Free National Movement
Spanish Wells Park, North Eleuthera Friday, April 28, 2017:
My Fellow-Bahamians; F-N-Ms:
Good evening Spanish Wells and Bahamians Everywhere.
I thank the Almighty God for all His blessings on our country and His
influence on my life. Let us continue to pray and work for a peaceful
Brothers and Sisters:
I want SPANISH WELLS AND NORTH ELEUTHERA to be a part of the wave of
change moving all across our nation. As I travel our beautiful
Bahamaland, New Providence is RED; Grand Bahama is RED; Bimini and Abaco
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Police in
Bimini took into custody a 27 year old American male after he was found
in possession of Firearms and Ammunition.
Reports are that on Friday 28th April 2017, shortly after 9:00pm, police
were called to a local resort where they conducted a search of a male
and his vessel and discovered a black .380 pistol with (1) magazine
containing (6) live rounds of ammunition in a holster and also (1) 9mm
pistol with (17) rounds of ammunition and (2) magazines. They were all
confiscated in police custody...
Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the following statement regarding the Fyre Festival scam in Exuma:
“Hundreds of visitors to the Bahamas were horrified after arriving to
Exuma for a music festival but finding nothing but disaster relief tents
and a half-built stage. Attendees were said to have paid hundreds to
thousands for their entertainment experience but instead found the
living arrangements they had booked unavailable. Needless to say, none
of the booked performers arrived, as the festival had clearly turned
into a disaster...
The patio of
Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday
nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy
"Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy
the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with
live entertainment by Tim Tibbitts.
Our bar menu will be available outside waterside
all evening and
happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm. Make the best of the
last day of the weekend by enjoying a casual atmosphere with great
entertainment. We have
burgers, dips, sushi, wings, and more!
Check out the
special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...
28 April 2017 - The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), is
pleased to advise the public that Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is now
a reality having been launched yesterday. Scores of consumers in The
Bahamas were able to successfully ‘port’ their existing numbers between
service providers yesterday morning.
URCA was notified that
around 12:20pm yesterday, the system began to experience some problems
in that messages between operators were not delivered within the time
frames required and stipulated in the rules. The operators and third
party clearing house are working to resolve the issues and we understand
that ports are being processed normally. The porting process should
normally take no more than 2 hours, however we do ask consumers to be
patient in the event that their request to
Executive Director of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG)
Matt Aubry joined the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) Wednesday
to discuss a range of social and political reforms he said are necessary
to change the course of governance in The Bahamas.
GBCC members at their April business luncheon, Aubry suggested that The
Bahamas is suffering from a range of systemic challenges, which have
repeatedly stunted its progress. He added that combating these
challenges would require residents and the government to collaborate and
look beyond national development as merely existing within five-year
The Honorable Michael C. Fountain,
Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, celebrated with the Honorable Richard
Reinbold, President, Village of Richton Park, the second official flag raising ceremony
in his jurisdiction on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The ceremony was held to
install The Bahamas’ flag for permanent display at the Village Community Center
and to officially commemorate the Sister City relationship between the Village
of Richton Park, Illinois, and Cat Island, Bahamas...
“It came as no surprise this week, when giving his tired, old
political speech in Central Andros, our embattled Prime Minister focused
more on himself, than on the Bahamians he should be serving. But many
of us were left speechless when we learned the Prime Minister has
finally broken his silence on Minister Fitzgerald’s laundry list of
corrupt acts. Sadly, Prime Minister Christie did not condemn his
Minister’s clear abuse of position and power for his own personal gain,
no; our embattled Prime Minister actually came to praise Minister
Fitzgerald. Someone at the PLP must get the Prime Minister a new set of
glasses because he no longer can see right from wrong!”
Perry Christie tell it, it is Minister Fitzgerald and his band of
co-conspirators that have been wronged. It is they that are the
victims, not the Bahamian people who are being served by a Government
focused on taking care of themselves above all else. A Government that
sets the rules and laws but doesn’t feel the laws applies to them. We
have a Prime Minister that calls for civility, as if he is being treated...
Sixteen visiting teams are competing in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Bahamas 2017 in Nassau at the National Beach Soccer Arena at Malcolm
Park in the biggest beach soccer event on the planet. April 27th opening
games started with Iran taking Mexico 3 - 2; Senegal trounced Ecuador 9
- 0; Italy over Nigeria 12 - 6; and host team, Bahamas was defeated in a
close match with Switzerland 3 - 2.
Beach soccer is an exciting
fast action game played on a sand rectangle field approximately 40 by
30 yards. Instead of 2 halves, there are 3 twelve-minute periods; there
are unlimited substitutions; and no draws / ties allowed...
When he’s not travelling the
world or designing fashion pieces for some of the biggest fashion shows such as
the recent New York Fashion Week, Steven Strawder, better known as “Stevie Boi”,
is busy shooting footage for his new destination film series.
American Stevie Boi, a social
media star, is a fashion designer, actor, author and founder of clothing brand
NOIR and the luxury eye-wear brand SBShades.
Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Katy Perry have been widely published wearing the
distinctive sun glasses. -more-
Recently, the fashionista visited Nassau to research sites and events to film for
the next episode in his destination film series and declared The Sandyport Beach
Resort as his favourite resort in the Bahamas.The photogenic award-winning
boutique resort became the backdrop for a fashion photoshoot with Miss World Bahamas
2016, Ashley Hamilton...
Remarks by Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement San Salvador Rally on Thursday, April 27, 2017:
I want to first give the Almighty God thanks and acknowledge His influence and presence in my life.
Brothers and Sisters:
want SAN SALVADOR to be a part of the wave of change that is moving
across our land, from MICAL in the south, to Grand Bahama in the north.
LET ME TELL YOU, I have now received a formal report on the state of the
The Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Friday 28th April 2017
General situation: A mid to upper level disturbance near the Southern
Bahamas will continue to shift eastwards away from the area as surface
high pressure from the Atlantic re-establishes across the islands…
Northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Partly to mostly sunny, warm and breezy with just a slight
chance of a spotty shower or two today…mainly fair and breezy tonight…
Tourism numbers and hotel occupancy got a healthy boost when hundreds of
international visitors travelled varying distances to Nassau for the
recent IAAF/BTC World Relays 2017.
As in past years with athletic
event guests, Sandyport Beach Resort recorded sell out nights with many
of the IAAF officials and specialist support staff extending their
stays beyond the end of the games.
Vernon Moss the Sandyport General Manger said various attributes contribute to the resorts success...
Remarks By Senator The Honourable Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC at The
Bahamas Third Observance Of The ITU’s International Girls in ICT Day
Thursday April 27, 2017 at Melia Resort, Cable Beach:
Dorsett, chairman of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority,
Mr. Leon Williams president and members of his senior team from the
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC); John Gomez Chief Operating
Officer members of Cable Bahamas Ltd, Damian Blackburn CEO, BeAliv Ltd
and other senior staff, teachers, students invited guests, organizing
Since its launch 3 years ago, this day, International Girls
in ICT Day, has been marked as a “must do” on my calendar.
International Telecommunication union (ITU) is celebrated in member
states around the world to empower and encourage girls and young women
to consider studies and careers in Information and Communication
Bahamian medical students Yamir Smith and Emma Tuletta, who are studying
Psychology at the University of the West Indies, are among this year’s
CIBC FirstCaribbean Scholarship winners.
Corporate donors to the
University of the West Indies came in for high praise recently for their
continued support of the university especially in “trying financial
Chairman of the Campus Council at Cave Hill, Sir Paul
Altman, noted that access to funding was critical for the success of
students and therefore corporate donors to the university “should be
commended for their support of students in trying financial times”...
Sidney Collie, Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman, issued the
following statement regarding the petition in circulation to fire
Cabinet members Jerome Fitzgerald and Allyson Maynard-Gibson:
PLP has turned government corruption into an art form. We are not a
lawless nation, but this Government feels that they are above the law.
The indifference the embattled Prime Minister and his cohorts show to
these clear violations of the law would be breathtaking if the people
had not been subjected to five years of this rampant corruption. After
revelations that Jerome Fitzgerald held conflicts of interests with Baha
Mar, we now learn that his family was awarded a contract from NIB less
than two months after he was elected. There was no tender; there was no
competition, only political favors being handed to corrupt politicians...
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Members of the Bahamas Urban Renewal Music Masters
Youth Marching Band paid a courtesy call on the Hon. H. Ricardo Treco,
Bahamas Consul General to Miami, at The Consulate General in Miami on
Tuesday, April 25, 2017. They were welcomed by Consul General Treco and
Deputy Consul General Sandra Carey.
During brief remarks, Deputy Consul General Carey gave highlights about
the Consulate’s role and its history and described members of the band
as Ambassadors of The Bahamas, noting that they should stand tall and
proud to be able to put their talents and culture on display for The
The final day of the 61st Regular
Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) got
underway Wednesday morning in the U.S. capital with the Fifth Plenary Session.
The focus of the Fifth Plenary was on "Early Warning Systems (EWS):
Importance of Taking Action at a National Level." Presenters for the
Plenary were Diego Olivera, Secretary-General, National Drug Council, Uruguay
and Jenny Fagua Duarte, EWS, Colombian Drug Observatory, Justice Ministry,
Colombia. Marya Hynes, Inter-American
Observatory on Drugs (OIS), ES/CICAD, served as Moderator.
The objective of the Fifth Plenary Session was to examine existing models for
EWS and their importance as a tool for responding to emerging problems at a
national and local level...
The Cayman Islands will host the Caribbean Transitional Energy
Conference (CTEC) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 11-12 May 2017,
establishing its position as a leader amongst Caribbean island nations
in the transition to renewable energy.
The conference will
provide a forum for delegates to hear distinguished experts discuss the
latest advancements in renewable energy technology, as well as how
islands can look to create models for sustainability that are both
replicable and scalable...
World renowned cybersecurity expert Dr. Herbert Hugh Thompson will deliver the Commencement Address at
the University of The Bahamas’ historic Spring 2017 Commencement, the first since the institution’s charter on 10th November 2016.
University of The Bahamas alumnus, Dr. Thompson is the Chief Technology
Officer at Symantec Inc., an
international cybersecurity solutions provider billed as the world’s
largest security software company with more than 12,000 employees.
UB’s inaugural commencement will be held on Thursday, 25th May 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas
A. Robinson National Stadium under the theme
Dawn of a New Era: The Power of Perseverance...
Tonight, APRIL 29th, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free
Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT return to the Dive In
Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO jamming an energetic slew of hot
new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!
monthly Dinner and Free Concerts at the Marina under the stars with
Uppercut' are all about providing unique musical experiences for those
bored of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND
of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at
the Dive In, and you've one heck of an awesome night out!
Uppercut at The Dive In for an amazing evening with the band that
everybody's talking about, Uppercut! Their eclectic blend of Classic
A coalition of civil society and public industry groups representing
thousands of Bahamians have come together to call for a standard process
of public consultation when government considers introducing or
revising legislation or plans new developments that would utilize public
resources and/or significantly impact the environment. This push for
reform comes after the government introduced both the Interception of
Communications Bill and revisions to the Labor Act in Parliament without
significant prior public consultation. In both instances criticism and
concern was expressed from the public and the passage of both pieces of
legislation was delayed.
The coalition includes Citizens for a
Better Bahamas, Grand Bahama Human Rights Association, The Nassau
Institute, Save the Bays, Waterkeepers Bahamas, The Bahamas Press Club,
ReEarth, Our Carmichael, The Organization for Responsible Governance,
Civil Society Bahamas, We The People, and the Coalition to Save Clifton...