Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner‘s Policing Priorities
for 2015, shortly after 3:30pm yesterday, a team of officers assigned
to a police operation team named “Operation Take Down” acting on
intelligence executed a search warrant at a home located on Ragged
Island Street. During a search of the home, the officers uncovered 100
pounds of marijuana with a street value of $100,000.00 dollars. No one
was arrested during this find. Police are searching for the occupants of
LONG ISLAND - According to reports, shortly after 5:30pm on Thursday 3rd July 2015, a
team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit along with officers Long
Island District acting on intelligence went to Roses, Long Island,
where they conducted a search of a trailer and found a AK-47 Assault
rifle along with a Browning .308 rifle. Additionally, the officers
uncovered 974 live rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested in
connection with this discovery.
The occurrences surrounding the Baha Mar and China Construction America
leave a questionable assumption of the macroeconomic implications that
state-sponsored investments of Chinese companies in the Bahamas
constitutes a risk involvement. The undermined reaction to this fiasco
is whether or not it should be treated as an isolated affair or a
deepened reflection to a taste of what's to come. The relationship
between the Bahamas and China has reached a pivotal moment as China
begins courting Latin American and Caribbean countries being a symbol of
economic relief amidst The United States pivot to East Asia and their
continued meddling in the South China Sea territorial disputes...
Special warnings: Swimmers and mariners should exercise caution for high
surf conditions and the possibility of hazardous rip-currents over the
Central and Southeast Bahamas.
General situation: Two mid to upper level troughs will continue to
create some unsettled weather over the Northwest Bahamas today and
tonight, while a ridge of high pressure will continue to dominate the
weather over the Central and Southeast Bahamas...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Bahamas' leading high energy multi-genre
band, Uppercut are set to perform Saturday July 4th, 2015 at the U.S
Independence celebrations scheduled to take place at Port Lucaya Market
Place. This will make the 3rd consecutive year that Uppercut will Rock
the Square in celebration of the 'Stars and Stripes.' Be sure to arrive
early as, parking will indeed be an issue. Plan to get some good cardio
as you party like never before. Fireworks will take place at 10:30pm...
The bankruptcy filing by the Baha Mar group of companies in a Delaware
court on Monday, 29th June 2015 and the subsequent law suits, court
applications and proceedings that followed dominated news this week in
The Bahamas. Even as Prime Minister executed is final official duty in
Bridgetown, Barbados as the outgoing CARICOM Chairman, he spoke fairly
extensively about the impact of Baha Mar on The Bahamas and the broader
picture of the vulnerability of SIDS that rely on sizable Foreign Direct
Investment for economic growth, development and stability.
You could experience a power
struggle this week between the demands of your boss/career and the
demands of your family life. Perhaps you felt a stalemate regarding the
two and those may have decided to put in a resignation or restructured
your career goals. The activity at home should have picked up at perhaps
a renovation is in order. You interested in exploring spirituality now
through the body and should also feel a healing or calm energy
Nassau, Bahamas - Consolidated Water Co.
Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), which develops and operates seawater desalination
plants and water distribution systems in areas of the world where
potable water is scarce, recently donated to track & field club
SWIFT Athletics. The donation will assist with purchasing competition
gear for 64 young athletes who might not otherwise afford it.
General Manager Bryan Russell said that the club’s mission, to provide
an equal opportunity for youth to participate in track & field at an
elite level, is what prompted the company to donate to the growing
Nassau, Bahamas - Governor General of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, and Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis participated in
celebrations of the 239th Anniversary of Independence of the United
States of America at the US Ambassador’s Residence on Thursday, July 2.
Photos show Presentation of US Colors by the Marine Corps, Nassau
Detachment; Remarks and Toast; Cutting of the Cake; and Group Photo on the
TAINO BEACH, Grand Bahama – Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu
officially launched Goombay Summer Festival at Taino beach on Thursday,
inviting visitors and residents alike to fully enjoy the vibrant
Bahamian cultural experience.
To melodies of the Grand Bahama
Youth Choir she described the series of festivals – five weeks of
cultural expression featuring Bahamian foods, music, arts and crafts –
that will be offered on Grand Bahama as Goombay Summer heats up, and
rolls into Junkanoo Festival, showing off what makes the multifaceted
island of Grand Bahama so special.
My favourite program at the Island House Cinema is the
Caribbean Storyteller Series,
in this series we feature current work Caribbean filmmakers and
Last week at The Island House Cinema we featured three of
the most prominent vloggers in the country. We engaged Sawyerboy, TAP
and Miss B in a conversation about their work that was participatory
with the audience. We will be showing this work again before the close
of the series...
BARBADOS - Remarks by The Right Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas & Outgoing Chairman of the Conference at the Opening Ceremony for the Thirty-sixth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, 2nd – 4th July 2015:
I am pleased to be back in Barbados for this formal handing over
ceremony of the Chair of the Caricom Community. It has been an honour
and a privilege for The Bahamas and for me personally to have served as
its Chair. I now pass the mantle onto the distinguished Prime Minister
of Barbados. I am certain that the community will be in excellent and
Nassau, Bahamas - Education continues to be the bridge to
deepening cultural awareness, understanding and friendship between The
Bahamas and the People's Republic of China, with the Confucius Institute
at The College of The Bahamas playing an essential role.
the next few weeks, 14 college students – most of whom are from The
College of The Bahamas – and nine Bahamian educators from the public and
private school system will experience the culture of China and learn
its language and customs by traveling throughout Nanjing, Shanghai,
Hangzhou and Wuxi...
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The Way Forward: The Political Value of a Bankrupt Tourism Policy - Jul 3, 2015 - 12:53:33 PM
“If properly [sic]
planned and allowed to grow unchecked, tourism can suffocate indigenous
culture, destroy traditional values - aesthetic, moral and social, ruin
architectural traditions, upset or even ruin the environment, encroach on areas
which would best be used for other industrial activity, create imbalances in
terms of foreign and local business ownership, divert workers from other
important employment areas and contribute to an increase in crime.”- Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Perry G.
Is there a more germane statement that can be
made today to describe the current dilemma we face in The Bahamas? With the
conflict over Baha Mar and deteriorating social conditions, in one short
paragraph the diagnosis is clear: We’ve allowed tourism to grow “unchecked”...
Nassau, Bahamas - On any given day that you walk the aisles at
the Automotive & Industrial Distributors Ltd. (AID) store you may
see two young ladies carefully pricing inventory. As you browse the
aisles of Tops Lumber & Plumbing Supplies you may pass a young man
stocking the shelves, diligently placing each item in place. Several
days a week, at St. Joseph’s Adult Day Care Centre a young man can be
observed washing dishes and helping to serve meals. At the same site a
young lady reads to a blind 86-year- old; the bond between them in that
moment is evident and poignant. These scenes encapsulate young persons
working, making their contributions to the community and learning
important life skills in preparation for their transition from school to
work. These are students of the Hopedale Centre participating in the
institution’s transition program...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the
Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Thursday, underscored the successful
completion and opening of Baha Mar Ltd. as a “matter of national
priority” and she asserted the Government’s commitment to continue to
act in the interest of Bahamians.
“Of particular importance is
that the nearly 2,400 Bahamian employees who have been prejudiced by
this bankruptcy proceeding must be paid,” said the Attorney General.
“Paying the employees without conditions attached would allow
negotiation, hearing and resolution..."
Hope Town, ABACO - The Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre in Abaco invites
you to join them on Saturday, July 4th from 4 to 6pm for wine and cheese
and meet Grand Bahama artist, Eléonore (Léo) Devillers.
For those unable to attend the opening, the exhibit will run for the month of July.
Eléonore (Léo) Devillers' art is driven by fine details, unusual angles,
color, movement, and contrast. Her work has been showcased in galleries
and commissioned by collectors from different countries...
PORT-AU-Prince - Lil Wayne and Chris Brown performed in Haiti recently
and even the president, Michel Martelly came out to the free concert on
June 26th, where over 5000 attended at the Champs de Mars.
was Martelly's son, Oliver Martelly, owner of Big O Productions, and
Swiss Beatz that put on the concert. Haitian artists, Barikad Crew,
T-Micky and DJ Tonymix were also featured on stage.
together this concert was important to me because I wanted to provide
the Haitian people a platform of hope and unity through music,” explains
Big O Productions CEO Olivier Martelly...
With a chance to win TT$20,000
and learn from experienced international film professionals, the
trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is encouraging filmmakers across the
Caribbean and the diaspora to submit their application to this year’s RBC
Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion, as the
10 July deadline is
The RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion
is an intensive development programme that provides 10 selected filmmakers with
the opportunity to learn from internationally respected filmmakers and other
film professionals. It will be held from
23-26 September 2015, during ttff/15...
Ministry of Finance has noted the statement by Standard & Poor's on the
sovereign ratings update for The Bahamas, in light of the Baha Mar bankruptcy
protection filing in the United States courts. S&P analysts are scheduled
to make their regular mission to The Bahamas later this month, at which time
they will update their economic and fiscal assessment.
Ministry of Finance welcomes the favorable review of progress made in improving
the fiscal health of the Government, particularly through the gains from the
introduction of the VAT and disciplined public expenditure. These reforms will
continue, in order to anchor a medium-term reduction in the Government's debt
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2015 - Jul 3, 2015 - 11:15:23 AM
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Police in Grand Bahama are investigation three stabbing incidents:
first incident occurred on Thursday 2nd July 2015 shortly before
1:00pm, a female of Russell Yard, Eight Mile Rock reported that while at
her residence she was stabbed to the upper thigh and forearm by a male
known to her.
The second incident occurred on Thursday 2nd July
2015 shortly before 6:00pm, a male reported that while on Bass Lane, he
was stabbed to the chest with an unknown object by a male known to him...
Nassau, Bahamas -
Two overnight shootings that has left two men detained:POLICE are seeking the public’s help in two separate shooting incidents that has left two men detained in hospital last night...
Investigate stabbing that has left a woman in the hospital: According to reports, shortly after 2:00am
this morning a woman was on Robinson Road, when she was attacked by a
group of females who stabbed her in the chest...
The Bahamas-China Friendship Association (BCFA) expresses its
deep concerns over the recent news reports and announcements that the initial
time-frame set by the developers for the completion and opening of the Baha Mar
Resort on Cable Beach has been missed and will now have to be extended, with a
We wish to go on record as attaching great importance to this
multi-billion dollar investment and recognize its significant economic impact
on The Bahamas once completed and opened. Our concern is to the general
economic well-being of the country, as a whole; and for the setbacks that have
been visited on this project...