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Bahamian Politics

Roberts: Minnis Stands on a Shaky Foundation of Broken Promises and Electoral Deceit - May 28, 2017 - 11:24:21 PM

Statement by Bradley B. Roberts, Progressive Liberal Party National Chairman 28th May 2017:

I was asked by the Press to comment on the FNM Government Speech from the Throne which supplements the immediate comments of the Leader of The Opposition Hon Philip Brave Davis MP.

Dr. Minnis is beginning his term in office on a losing wicket because he deceived the Bahamian people when he campaigned on promises to “repeal” VAT on Electricity, health care services and breadbasket items only to back-peddle and move away from those campaign promises in the Speech from the Throne after duping tens of thousands of Bahamian voters into supporting the FNM...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

Man shot dead at Boatswain Hill, Nassau - May 28, 2017 - 10:02:36 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are searching for a white Honda vehicle last seen leaving the scene of a shooting incident that has claimed the life of a man on Sunday 28th May 2017.

According to report, shortly after 12:00noon, Police received a report that a man was shot at Boatswain Hill off Carmichael Road West. Responding officers on arrival at the scene met the lifeless body of a male who had been shot. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

Two Eleuthera men arrested for possession of marijuana plants - May 28, 2017 - 9:59:42 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Police in Eleuthera took two men into custody following the seizure of a number of marijuana plants on Saturday 27th May 2017.

According to report, shortly before 11:00am, a team of officers assigned to the Eleuthera District acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located in Lower Bogue, where they uncovered 40 plant pots each containing several small marijuana plants. Two males residents of the home were taken into custody in connection with this discovery...

Columns : Screen Scene

A prequel and sequel that does little to elevate the series - May 28, 2017 - 9:59:20 PM

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The Path To Paradise Begins In Hell...


The crew of a colony ship bound for a remote planet on the far side of known space discover an uncharted habitable world. When they discover the dark secrets the newly found world holds, they must do all they can to escape it.

Daniels ‘Dany’ Branson is the terraforming expert aboard the Covenant and wife of the ship’s captain, but after a series of tragedies she must find a way to get the remaining crew to safety. Christopher Oram is the first mate of the Covenant and husband to a biologist aboard the ship who thinks that the company is blocking him from promotion because he is a man of faith.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau police investigate 2 armed robberies on Sunday - 2 arrested for firearm possession - May 28, 2017 - 9:42:46 PM

Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in locating two male suspects in two separate armed robberies that occurred on Sunday 28th May 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 12:00noon, a man was about to make a deposit at a local bank on Madeira Street, Palmdale, when a male armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of a deposit bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled in a waiting Honda CRV vehicle being driven by another man.

Sales & Promotions : Solomons

AML Urges Grand Bahama Shoppers to Go Plastic Free and Reduce Environmental Impact Through BYOB Initiative - May 28, 2017 - 8:41:27 PM

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At the 2nd Annual Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) event in recognition of Earth Day, AML Foods Ltd. encouraged Saturday shoppers at their Grand Bahama stores to swap plastic bags for environmentally friendly, reusable shopping bags.

The company teamed up with the Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee to give out 10,000 eco-friendly bags to customers at Solomon’s Queen’s Highway and Solomon’s Lucaya in an effort to reduce the negative impact of plastic waste on our natural environment.

The BYOB initiative started in New Providence and Grand Bahama last April. A total of 20,000 free reusable bags were given out over the course of one year...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA Focusing on Resilience as 2017 Hurricane Season Begins - May 28, 2017 - 12:41:33 PM

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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is bracing for another hurricane season, focusing on the watchwords, “Maintaining Disaster Resilience Throughout the Communities.”

June 11 – June 18, 2017 is ‘National Disaster Preparedness Week,’ and the public is being urged to do their part in preparing for any disaster, natural or manmade this season.

However, the public is being reminded that the Hurricane Season is June 1 to November 30. A number of public relations activities are being planned to bring about a new sense of awareness...

Sports

ALIV Supports Special Olympics Bahamas National Track and Field Meet - May 28, 2017 - 12:14:05 PM

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ALIV volunteers from throughout New Providence showed up on Saturday (May 27) to assist with Special Olympics Bahamas’ National Track & Field Meet. Earlier in the week Chief ALIV Officer, Damian Blackburn, announced to the press a three-year sponsorship with Special Olympics Bahamas valued at $45,000 per year.

Mr. Blackburn gave the official welcome during the opening ceremonies of the meet on Saturday telling the athletes that “they are all winners no matter the outcome.” Chief ALIV Media Champion, Johnny Ingle was also on hand for the meet a...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

72-yr-old male found dead in Treasure Cay, Abaco - May 28, 2017 - 12:03:03 PM

Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a 72 year old male on Saturday 27th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 8:00am, police were called to a resident in Treasure Cay, Abaco, where the lifeless body of a Caucasian male was found with a gunshot wound to the body. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the local doctor. Foul play is not suspected in this matter and police are actively investigating...

Columns : Screen Scene

(Review) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - May 28, 2017 - 10:51:53 AM

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A retelling with no respect for legend at its source...


A young child is robbed of his birthright when his parents are killed and his uncle seizes the crown. He grows up in the back alleys of the city until he is forced to acknowledge his destiny and all the responsibility that comes with it.

Arthur is a young man raised in a brothel with no knowledge of his legacy until he pulls the sword from the stone and is forced to come to terms with the death of his father by his uncle. The Mage is a young woman with mystical powers linked to animals who was trained by Merlin and is now helping Arthur to overthrow his uncle to gain control of Camelot...

Community

Pies for a Pie campaign launched in Nassau - May 28, 2017 - 2:40:46 AM

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The Pies for a Pie campaign officially launched its campaign Monday May 22  in support of females in need. This year’s selected recipients are Iyanda Hilton and Keithra Morley. Both have experienced major health challenges and excessive medical expenses. The goal is to raise $10,000 by June 30, 2017.

12–year-old Iyanda has experienced blood transfusions, a daily regime of medications and monitoring adequate fluid intake among other procedures. She recently had a bone marrow transplant and is in need of assistance in ancillary charges outside of the scope of her insurance policy, particularly her aftercare...

Entertainment

An Interview with the Film Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago - May 28, 2017 - 1:06:43 AM

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The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival (Le Festival International du Film de Cannes) is underway in France, and The Bahamas' very own, Travolta Cooper is again covering the prestigious event. On his quest to seek out Caribbean film, here is his interview with Nneka Luke, Film Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago, and General Manager of FilmTT:

1. What brings you to Cannes?
       
A: As the General Manager of FilmTT and Film Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago, I am in Cannes with three objectives: to promote Trinidad and Tobago as an attractive location for productions in the Caribbean (an idea made even more attractive by our competitive cash-back rebate), to find opportunities for T&T and, by extension, Caribbean film producers, and to continue to broaden and deepen Trinidad and Tobago’s critical network of international contacts and relationships...

Community

Bahamas Primary School Student of The Year 2016 Winner & Foundation Executive Team Honored by RBC - May 28, 2017 - 1:04:29 AM

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RBC took the opportunity to celebrate the leadership team of The Bahamas Primary School Student of The Year (BPSSOY) Foundation during a luncheon hosted in their honor. BPSSOY Foundation celebrates 20 years of highlighting the best and brightest Bahamian students, and has contributed over one million dollars in scholarships to local students through the assistance of corporate partners like RBC.

"We are focused on youth education and development. They are our future," said Deborah Zonicle, RBC Senior Manager, Products, Marketing & Channels. She further shared, "RBC remains committed to the growth & development of the Bahamas.  Through our sponsorships and donations, we continue to invest tangibly in education and our youth...

Community

N.G.M. Major High School Gets Gifted by BTC - May 28, 2017 - 1:00:54 AM

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BTC has been a long time partner of the N.G.M. Major High School in Long Island. The company continues to invest in its adopted schools throughout the country. Today, BTC provided a donation to the school.

Principal, Ednell Adderley thanked BTC for their support. He noted, “BTC has been a good partner. They have donated funds for our sporting teams, various school projects and provided us with internet for our computer lab. Guidance Counselor, Sandra Marshall said, “I just came to the school in October last year, and since then I feel as though BTC has maintained a relationship with us on a daily basis and they play a major role in our school’s life...

News : New Providence

U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday - May 28, 2017 - 12:52:56 AM

The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Three Bahamians Arrested for Drug Posession at LPIA - May 27, 2017 - 7:38:23 PM

Two Bahamian women and a Bahamian man were taken into custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Friday 26th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 8:00am, two Bahamian women and a Bahamian man were traveling to the United States, when United States Customs and Border Protection officials detained them at the United States Customs and Immigration Pre-Clearance Departure Lounge at LPIA, after 16 taped packages of cocaine was discovered in their luggage. The estimate weight of the cocaine is four pounds...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Grand Bahama police investigating Armed Robbery at a business establishment - May 27, 2017 - 7:12:45 PM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Friday 26th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 5:00pm, an armed male entered a business establishment atthe Millennium Mall situated on West Atlantic Drive and robbed it off an undetermined amount of money before making good his escape on foot.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for anyone with any information that can assist in this investigation...

News : Grand Bahama

2nd Annual Young Eagles Career Fair A Major Success - May 27, 2017 - 6:22:55 AM

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On Friday, May 19th, the 2nd Annual Young Eagles Career Fair kicked off the start of the Grand Bahama Air Show at the Western Air Terminal on Grand Bahama Island.

With over 150 students in attendance, from both Grand Bahama and New Providence, the Young Eagles Career Fair offered to students from grades 10-12 both a theoretical and hands-on preview into the world of aviation, and the many career options available to them.

Betty Bethel, Director, Ministry of Tourism, GBI said that " The Ministry of Tourism is really proud to be in partnership with Air Boss, John Wing Air Calgary and all of the performers to bring an event to Grand Bahama Island that not only entertains but also has the ability to influence career opportunities"...

Opportunities

HGTV Seeks Bahamas Realtors! HGTV Seeks Homebuyers! - May 27, 2017 - 5:20:29 AM

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Enter the Picture Productions is now casting for “Bahamas Life,” a new television series on HGTV looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian Lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!

We are looking for lots of REALTORS and HOME BUYERS! Are you in the process of buying a home, in escrow, or have you recently purchased a house in the Bahamas (in the past year)? In particular in Nassau, Eleuthera, or Exuma?

Casting is open to people from the United States, Canada, England, Australia and more ! There is pay for your participation...

Sales & Promotions : Flying Fish Restaurant

Ryan Carroll performing at Flying Fish "Casual Sundays" - May 27, 2017 - 12:00:23 AM

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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.

This Sunday, local entertainer Ryan Carroll will be on the deck performing for your listening enjoyment.

Our bar menu will be available outside waterside all evening and happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm...

Bahamas Weather

Hurricane Season Outlook by Wayne Neely - May 26, 2017 - 7:49:04 PM

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In less than a week, the 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season will officially begin and during this time most Bahamians are a bit uneasy due impart to the recent powerful and very devastating Hurricanes Matthew which struck many of the islands in the NW Bahamas(New Providence, North Andros and Grand Bahama) and Joaquin which struck many of the islands in the Central and SE Bahamas (Acklins, Crooked Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador, Inagua and Long Island). I had a chance to speak to several of the hurricane experts within the region about the outlook for the 2017 season.

Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers Phil Klotzbach and his team in April were predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2017, citing the potential development of El Niño as well as recent anomalous cooling in the tropical Atlantic as primary factors...

Columns

This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: May 22 - 26 - May 26, 2017 - 6:51:02 PM

THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE PART ONE: THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Amid the excitement, pomp, pageantry and high fashion that have come to define the Bahamian culture surrounding opening of the Bahamas Parliament, HE Dame Marguerite Pindling, Bahamas Governor General, delivered the Speech from the Throne, outlining the legislative agenda of the next parliamentary session in addition to the articulation of key policy initiatives proposed by the incoming Minnis administration.

In the interest of time, the budget debate begins next Wednesday, 31st May 2017...

News : International : Caribbean News

Dominica Prime Minister Skerrit's Address to the Nation - May 26, 2017 - 6:41:49 PM

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Address to the Nation By The Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit  on Thursday, May 25, 2017:

Fellow Dominicans, residents, visitors and well-wishers, I address you today against the backdrop of a dangerous precedent that is being set in our country, whereby expression of views by some, is accompanied, almost always, by street protests, lawlessness and violence.

Dominica is being black-eyed in the regional and international world by media reports of this very "un-Dominican" behavior that is creeping into the mainstream of society.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

New Government Introduces Focus on Tourism and Family Islands - May 26, 2017 - 6:18:12 PM

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During her Speech from the Throne on May 24, 2017, Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, DCMG, said that her Government recognized the value of tourism to the economy, while being keenly aware of the fierceness of the competition in the global and regional tourism marketplace.

"My Government will collaborate with all the major tourism industry stakeholders to enhance the tourism product onshore, to develop throughout our islands," Her Excellency said, during the Official Opening of the Parliament, in Parliament Square.

Her Excellency added that her government’s primary goal in communications, sales and airlift strategies will be to ensure a return on investment in all that they do, as well as work aggressively towards expanding the digital footprint by using data-driven metrics in all efforts...

Sports

Nassau: Free Miami Dolphin Led Football and Cheerleading Clinics This Weekend - May 26, 2017 - 5:55:34 PM

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Famed NFL quarter backer Dan Marino and several of the legendary Miami Dolphin alumni are here in Nassau, May 25-28, to celebrate the weekend and will on Saturday, May 27, hold a free football and cheerleading clinic for Bahamian boys and girls, 6-17 years old.  The clinic will begin at 9 am and run through 12 noon at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. 

The youth can expect to receive one-on-one training on the fundamentals of football and motivational testimonials by some of the top professional players including Dan Marino, along with Miami Dolphins Alumni Dick Anderson, Mark Clayton, Mark Duper, Sam Madison, Twan Russell, Nat Moore, JasonTaylor, Shawn Wooden, Troy Drayton, Ronnie Brown, Orande Gadsden, Jim Jensen...

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