Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating
the suspects in several shooting incidents that have left a man dead and
five persons detained in hospital.
In the first incident,
shortly after 7:00am on Friday 21st October 2016, a man was standing in
front of his home located at Moncur Alley off Kemp Road, when a male
armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing in a silver
Honda Fit vehicle license number 320478...
The world’s youth population is at an all-time high, at 1.8 billion
people aged 15 to 29, yet the potential for ‘Generation Hope’ to
contribute to a happy, healthy and prosperous future for all could be
dashed by widespread joblessness, unequal access to health and education
and lack of political influence. This is the conclusion of a major new
index and report published today.
The Global Youth Development
Index, an initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat, ranks 183
countries according to the prospects of young people in employment,
education, health, civic and political spheres. Looking at 18 indicators...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for two separate armed robberies.
the first incident, shortly after 11:00am on Friday 21st October 2016, a
man was sitting in his vehicle in front of a business establishment on
Madeira Street, when a male armed with a handgun approached and robbed
him of cash him before fleeing in a gold Honda Accord vehicle license
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - The GLO Good Foundation and Lenny Kravitz's Let
Love Rule Foundation have teamed up in Eleuthera "for the second time to
provide oral health care, education, and tools to adults and children
in need, giving them the gift of a healthy smile," says the GLO Good
The website also states, "Many Eleutherans lack access to dental care
and are suffering as a result. A team of GLO Good dental professionals
from the USA will provide oral health treatment, tools, and education to
passionate, hardworking Eleutherans in need. The foundation's say that
they aim to provide dental treatment to 100+ adults and children, and
education and tools to hundreds more..."
The Royal Commonwealth Society is concerned by Maldives’ decision to
leave the Commonwealth, which comes after the Commonwealth Ministerial
Action Group (CMAG)’s repeated exchanges with Maldives over breaches of
civil and political rights and democratic values.
assessment of Maldives, CMAG sighted a lack of “…political space
available to the opposition”…“the separation of powers and independence
of the judiciary; and the independence and lawful functioning of
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Davis J. Rahming, Worthy Grand Knight and his executive team of Knights of Columbus, paid a courtesy call Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Pictured from left: Rema Martin, President, Insurance Institute of the Bahamas (IIB); Emmanuel Komolafe, Chairman (BIA); H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson, Coordinator, (BIA); and Michele Fields, Superintendent, Insurance Commission of The Bahamas.
Bahamas-based Sterling Global Financial, a comprehensive real-estate
based financial services wealth management firm with more than $9
billion under administration, announced it has officially renamed its
flagship mortgage income fund.
“New Providence Income Fund (NPIF)
is now the Sterling Mortgage Income Fund (SMIF), reflecting its
expanded portfolio, reach of investments, operations and growth,” said
Sterling Global Financial Chairman & CEO David Kosoy.
Saint Lucia has a new Attorney General and he is ready to get to work on
improving the productivity of the various departments which fall under
his purview, as well as creating better synergy with other Government
departments and organizations.
Mr. Stephen Julien, a former
Magistrate, was officially presented to the Nation by Governor General
Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy after he took the Oath of Office and
Allegiance at Government House on Thursday. Mr. Julien, accompanied by
his wife Mrs. Sherry Ann Julien and his two sons...
6:00pm Bahamas public forecast for tonight and tomorrow Friday 21st October 2016.
situation: Low pressure in the western Atlantic ocean continues to move
away from the Bahamas as a cold front near northern Florida moves
closer to the area by early Saturday.
Special warnings: Boaters
and beachgoers are still being urged to exercise caution due to the risk
of rip currents and rough surf due to swells at beaches mainly along
the northern and eastern shorelines...
With Hurricane Joaquin efforts nearing completion, Rebuild Bahamas today
said, immediately following the lashing of Hurricane Matthew that
impacted tens of thousands of persons and hundreds of businesses in The
Bahamas, it re-engaged stakeholders to assess needs and begin
fund-raising restoration efforts.
“Rebuild Bahamas, a partnership
between the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation
and the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas, flew into action immediately
following the passage of Matthew,” said Edison Sumner, Chamber CEO. “As
soon as planes could get into Andros and Grand Bahama, we had teams on
the ground conducting interviews, photographing damage, checking
businesses that were impacted and we are working on compiling the costs
associated with repairs right now...”
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Officials of the Embassy of the People’s Republic
of China donated building materials to assist with the completion of the
Geriatric Hospital’s Therapeutic Lawn Project at Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre on Friday, October 21, 2016.
Hospital Therapeutic Lawn Project is Phase II of the Centre’s
Therapeutic Environment Project Master Plan that was originally proposed
by Senior Nursing Officer Sister Adrella Gibson (deceased) in 2012, and
later launched as part of the overall treatment module at Sandilands
On October 11th The Bahamas Weekly published a brief update after
Hurricane Matthew with an inaccurate title which implied Pelican Bay
Hotel was closed.
We regret and apologize for any inconvenience caused to the hotel and our readers.
On October 12th the hotel issued the following press statement:
Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie said, on October 18, 2016, that the opening of The
Pointe's garage complex represented the initial phase of a plan to
"substantially" transform the City of Nassau through the master planning
of a beachfront branded condo-hotel and marina resort; expansion of the
entertainment and retail offering in the downtown area; development of
other unique sporting and entertainment venues and the creation of new
and innovative commercial products, all of which will serve to "enliven
and re-energize" the nation’s capital.
"I am particularly pleased
to have this opportunity to say thank you to China Construction
America, the owners of Neworld One Bay Street, the developer of The
Pointe, and its parent company, China State Construction and Engineering
Corporation for their continued commitment to The Bahamas...
Wright is really getting quite a lot of attention at Miss Grand
International 2016 in Las Vegas despite being a late arrival due to
Hurricane Matthew. She been favoured by many on pageant blog fan sites
as a no. 1 favourite, in particular for the Best Body Swimsuit segment.
The contest finale is set for October 25th.
Miss Grand Bahamas' national costume was declared one of the top 10 best
winning costume will be announced on the final night October 25th...
users, get in on topical conversation as it relates to The Bahamas on
our Group Facebook page, "
Bahamas News and Events."
Since the onset of news that
Hurricane Matthew would be visiting The Bahamas, our very active group
Facebook page started to mushroom with people seeing information about
hurricane shelters, school notices, etc.
As the hurricane moved
through the Bahamas the "Bahamas News and Events" page became a key
portal for people sharing their experiences, and even putting out
emergency information and calls for help...
At Havana meeting, PAHO director urges consensus on prevention and
control of arboviruses through integrated surveillance, laboratory
networks, clinical case management and vector control
D.C., 21 October 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Health leaders from countries of the
Americas agreed on a series of actions to monitor, diagnose, treat and
control arboviruses, a group of mosquito-borne viruses that includes
Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The agreement came during an
international meeting organized by the Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Ministry of
Public Health of Cuba in Havana this week...
Nassau, New Providence - During Diplomatic Week, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, congratulated outstanding
officers for their contributions to the Foreign Service during the
presentation of Foreign Service Medals at the Balmoral Club on Sanford
Drive on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
Noting that these individuals
have also contributed to The Bahamas as a whole and to the building of
our nation, the Prime Minister commended each one of them for having
touched his own life over the years and for having played a role in his
own development as a leader...
The developer of Children’s Bay Cay today donated an initial $25,000 to the National Reconstruction and Disaster Committee for
hurricane relief, with $10,000 earmarked for survival kits providing
temporary housing and emergency needs for families. The donation was
made at NEMA headquarters to Prime Minister Perry G. Christie by Michel
Neutelings, project director, on behalf of Dona
was shocked to see the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew,” said
Ms. Bertarelli. “But what has been so inspiring is the spirit of the
Bahamian people shining through the adversity.
I hope this donation will help with some of their most immediate and
urgent needs for food and shelter...”
society groups, ministries of education and other private and public
organisations can be nominated or nominate themselves for the accolade.
vying for the award must demonstrate excellence in one of five key
areas of education delivery. These include supporting quality education
in difficult environments, initiatives that link education to
employment, creating learning opportunities that promote gender
equality, climate action and pathways to peace.
the competition open yesterday at the Commonwealth Secretariat
headquarters, the Fiji high commissioner reiterated his country’s
“wholehearted” commitment to access to quality education for all...
published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters and coauthored by eight
citizen scientists involved in the discovery, describes a newly
identified red dwarf star, AWI0005x3s, and its warm circumstellar disk,
the kind associated with young planetary systems. Most of the
exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system, that have been
imaged to date dwell in disks similar to the one around AWI0005x3s.
The disk and its star are located in what is dubbed the Carina
association – a large, loose grouping of similar stars in the Carina
Nebula approximately 212 light years from our sun. Its relative
proximity to Earth will make it easier to conduct follow-on studies...
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an apparent drowning that has left a 48 year old male dead.
The incident reportedly occurred shortly after 12:00pm on Thursday 20th October 2016, a male was diving in
waters at northern point, North Star, Lucayan Way, when he began experiencing difficulties. He was
retrieved from waters and transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital by EMS personnel where he was
The Democratic National Alliance is saddened by the gruesome attack in
which the party’s Nassau Village Chairperson, Wendy McIntosh, was shot
It is deeply disturbing that at a time when many
of us in the country are focused on rebuilding and restoration efforts,
the criminal element in this country has chosen to exploit the
vulnerabilities of a country in transition. Sadly, this is a clear
indicator of how far we have strayed away from the core Christian values
of brotherly love that once guided us.
It also proves that now
more than ever, the Government of the Bahamas must take drastic steps in
addressing crime and the fear of crime in this country...
Due to Hurricane Matthew, the annual Junkanoo Jam, always held in Grand
Bahama Island will relocate to the island of Bimini. Teams usually
stayed at the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport, but this year the
tournament will be held at Gateway Christian Academy on North Bimini
Island. All teams and supporters that purchased tournament packages
through Junkanoo Jam and Basketball Travelers, will be automatically
assigned rooms at the brand new Hilton at Resorts World Bimini.
Participating teams North Carolina Tar Heels,
University of South Florida Bulls, Georgia
Bulldogs and Minnesota Golden Gophers will be featured in the Lucaya
Division; and the University of Dayton Flyers, Missouri Tigers, Georgia
Jackets and Georgia Bulldogs will complete in the
The life and times of a boxing
champion and the man who helped train him to be the prize fighter he
became. A glimpse into both their worlds and what went on behind the
scenes of some news worthy international events.
was the beloved Panamanian professional boxer who grew up from nothing
to become one of the most famous athletic figures from his country. Ray
Arcel was the revered boxing trainer who was successfully molded Roberto
into the boxing powerhouse he became while dealing with personal and
Nassau, Bahamas – “Leadership and Accountability in Government,” a newly
written book by Dr Richard C. Demeriette was recently presented to
senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Honourable
Minister, Fred Mitchell, and Ambassador to the UAE and the State of
Qatar, H.E. Tony Joudi, both received their copies from the author who
has served 40 years in the public sector.
“The timing of this
book is perfect for the discussions that are currently taking place in
our country,” said Demeriette who is very connected to the subject and
added, “Leadership Accountability In Government comes not only from my
diverse career experience but also my heart...”
Royal Nassau Sailing Club had all hands on deck to prepare their
clubhouse to host an international regatta just 10 days after Hurricane
Matthew. The white building trim was gleaming and yellowbird cocktails
were plentiful as 70 competitors from nine counties were welcomed for
the ID Crook Snipe World Masters regatta last Saturday.
attraction of Snipe sailing is it's a lifelong sport. Skipper Oscar
Gonzalez Urquia from Argentina is the oldest competitor at 85 years old.
Skipper Terry Timm from the United States of America is the second
oldest. Crewing for Timm is Bahamian junior sailor Branden Sands from
the settlement of Cherokee Sound in Abaco. After race three Sands
commented, "it is an honour to be sailing with so many great sailors at
the Snipe World Masters. The weather was spectacular for sailing today
and Friday promises to be even better." The Bahamian entrants are Robert