NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie extends
condolences to the widow of the late Alexander Maillis, Mrs. Cally
Maillis, at the interment ceremony at the family's farm at Adelaide
Beach on October 12, 2015. The funeral service for the late Senator was
held at the Greek Orthodox Church, West Street. Governor General, Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Cabinet...
This is a special honour for me to speak here this morning, having been a
part of the genesis of the national lobbying effort and the eventual
legislative passage that created this holiday in substitution for what
was then called Discover Day.
The time has come of this observance and
ceremony to be adopted formally by the state so that it is properly
inculcated into the national calendar. We have to avoid just remembering
that the day comes up at the last minute and scrambling around to put
something in place.
Nevertheless, let me congratulate Rev. Canon
Sebastian Campbell, Freddie Munnings and all the members of the team who
have once again put this together and are still holding the baton and
preaching the good news of National Heroes Day.
Coral Harbour Base – The Royal Bahamas Defense Force patrol craft, HMBS
Durward Knowles, arrived at Clarence Town on Monday 5thOctober 2015.
Acting Lieutenant Commander Carlon Bethel, Commanding Officer HMBS
Durward Knowles, immediately contacted Mrs. Bootle-Bethel, the Island
Administrator. During discussions with Mrs. Bethel, it was revealed that
parts of Long Island had been cut off due to flooding, which made
streets impassable for impact teams to reach disaster stricken areas.
Marines, from the ship’s company were quickly deployed to assist with relief efforts underway with locals within the community.
Nassau, Bahamas - In the first incident, shortly after 11:30pm on
Saturday 10th October 2015, a man and a woman were standing on Shrimp
Road, when five males armed with handguns in a Silver Nissan Skykine
vehicle approached and shot them before speeding off. The man and woman
were rushed to hospital where they remain in stable condition.
the second incident, shortly before 2:00pm on Sunday 11th October 2015,
two men were on Miami Street, when they were approached by two males
armed with handgun in a blue Hyundai vehicle, who shot them in the leg
before speeding off. The men were rushed to hospital where they remain
in stable condition. Police later arrested a suspect in connection...
Police are appealing to all road users to exercise extreme caution and extra care when driving on National Heroes Day.
Police message to drivers and riders is very simple.
you speed, drink and drive, fail to wear your seatbelt, drive
carelessly or dangerously, you run the real risk of killing or seriously
injuring yourself, your passengers or some other innocent road
user.Everyone must take into account increased traffic levels over the
holiday period and heed the road safety message...
Rahming of KryS Global and Alastair Beveridge and Nick Cropper of
AlixPartners, collectively the Joint Provisional Liquidators (JPLs) to
resort development, this week held constructive all party talks with
the development's key stakeholder groups.
Chaired by the JPLs today's talks brought together representatives from the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
financial sponsors Export-Import Bank of China, construction company
CCA Bahamas Ltd. and parent company, China State Construction
Engineering Corp. Ltd., and the resort's founder and Investor, Mr.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National
Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, continues its recovery and relief efforts to
those storm-ravaged areas affected by the catastrophic Hurricane Joaquin of a week
As part of those efforts, Director of
NEMA Captain Stephen Russell headed a team of clergymen into Crooked Island on
Friday, October 9, to render psychological counseling and moral support to
those residents who experienced the wrath of the storm...
NASSAU, Bahamas – In
the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Joaquin, PowerSecure
International, Inc. today donated $50,000 to the Red Cross to boost
recovery efforts. The company has also deployed an expert utility
assessment and recovery team to the Bahamas to provide advisory support
for the restoration of electric power on the islands that suffered
has made a long-term commitment to the people of the Bahamas, and this
donation to the Red Cross is an early way to turn that commitment into
action,” said Ronnie Brannen, PowerSecure’s Chief Revenue Officer, who
is in the Bahamas assisting with the recovery efforts...
In all fairness, Hurricane Joaquin was an unexpected,
explosive force and no amount of preparation could have prevented the
That is not to say emergency
preparation like the identification of shelters/safe houses or advance
notice for residents should not have been undertaken, but it all begs a
couple questions about the responsibility of the Members of Parliament
for the affected areas.
Besides making more and
more cumbersome laws and regulations what is the actual job description
of a Member of Parliament and Cabinet Ministers?
Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a
traffic accident that has left a 46 year old male of Freeport dead.
are that on Saturday 10th October 2015 shortly after 5:00pm, a traffic
accident occurred on West Grand Bahama Highway involving a black 2001
Ford Explorer that was driven by the decease. The lone male driver
apparently lost control of his vehicle which ended in nearby bushes. He
was ejected from his vehicle where he received injuries and later
succumbed at the scene. The vehicle received extensive damages.
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – The 43rd Annual Conch Cracking Festival
is slated for Monday, October 12th National Heroes Day Holiday, beginning
at 11am in McLean’s Town, Grand Bahama. Elaine
Smith of the Ministry of Tourism said during a press conference on Wednesday that
this signature event is the perfect festival where family, friends and guests
will gather to enjoy the best in conch cracking competitions, cultural
traditions, games and musical entertainment.
Residents are being encouraged to
come and spent the day in McLean’s Town...
The Bahamas – The Minister of Finance and Planning, pursuant to the
Tariff Act, has declared an Exigency Order that allows for exemptions on
goods imported for recovery and rebuilding purposes following the
destruction caused by Hurricane Joaquin.
The Exigency Order
responds to the urgent need for specified goods required for recovery
and rebuilding that the Minister of Finance is satisfied are intended
for the relief of residents in the affected islands namely: Acklins, Cat
Island, Crooked Island, Exuma, Inagua, Long Cay, Long Island,
Mayaguana, Rum Cay, Ragged Island, Samana Cay, San Salvador who suffered
POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN POTTERS CAY SHOOTING DEATH
to reports, shortly before 10:00pm on Friday 9th October 2015, two men
about to enter a vehicle at Potters Cay Dock, when two males armed with
handguns shot them before fleeing on foot. The two men were rushed to
hospital where one of them succumbed and the other remains in stable
condition. Investigations are ongoing...
SUSPECTS IN 2 ARM ROBBERIES BEING SOUGHT BY POLICE
In the first
incident, shortly before 8:00pm on Friday 9th October 2015, two men
armed with a handgun robbed a convenience store located on Zion
Boulevard of a small amount of cash before fleeing in a champagne
coloured Honda vehicle.
In the second incident, shortly after
12:30am on Saturday 10th October 2015, a man and a woman was sitting in a
vehicle in front of a home located on Sea View Drive, when two males
approached and robbed them of a handbag and a cell phone before fleeing
Owners of Flying Fish, Chef Tim Tibbitts and his wife Rebecca Tibbitts,
who happens to be the only sommelier in Grand Bahama, were in Spain this
past summer, and their taste adventure is being featured on the popular
FEDGuides.com website. FED is 'Food, Eat, Drink' and offers a guide to
the global food scene.
In the feature, "
Chef and Sommelier's Guide to Spain" the Tibbitts take you through their food adventure vacation.
fedguides.com writes, "When you are a chef everyone is interested in what you are choosing to
eat. If you go to the grocery store, everyone looks inside your cart to
see what you are purchasing. If you go to a restaurant..."
Heads of Departments, Members of the Disaster Consultative Committee,
Local Government Practitioners, Community Leaders and persons involved
in the organization and distribution of relief supplies are asked to
meet at the Deadman's Cay Health Care Centre on Saturday, October 10, at 10:30 a.m.
Government officials are asking persons operating heavy equipment to do
so with extreme care and attention to prevent the tearing down
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UPDATE on October 9th:
The Department of Civil Aviation advises the general
public that the airport at Deadman’s Cay, Long Island is now open and operational
to receive commercial flights however, due to structural damage sustained
during the hurricane, the airport’s terminal is out of service...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National
Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, advises donors who wish to donate to the
hurricane relief effort to purchase the items listed below, which would be
shipped and disbursed to the victims as needed.
NEMA has a core team of personnel in the
affected areas from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Family Island
Administrators, Social Workers, and other associated individuals tasked with
the continued equitable distribution of immediate emergency supplies.
Even though its short
and violently destructive life has ended in the North Atlantic Ocean,
Joaquin dominated the national conversation and news cycles this week in
In the aftermath of this category four storm,
on-the-ground assessments revealed that Long Island, Rum Cay, San
Salvador, Acklins, Mayaguana, Ragged Island, Inagua and Crooked Island
were impacted by the hurricane with Crooked Island being hit the hardest
and suffering the brunt of the storm’s impact. Fourteen thousand
persons or 4% of the country’s...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Governor General Dame Marguerite
Pindling received Worthy Grand Knight David J. Rahming, Jr. LLM, TEP
(seated centre left) with others in a courtesy call at Government House
on Thursday, October 8, 2015...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
has been given one million dollars for its National Disaster Relief Fund
to bring assistance to those affected by the destruction of Category 4
Hurricane Joaquin that devastated islands of the central and southern
The announcement was made on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Office of
the Prime Minister that the Utilities Regulation and Competition
Authority (URCA) and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) made