Reports are that on Sunday 25th September 2016, shortly after 4:00pm, Law Enforcement Officials inclusive
off; Officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Defense Force, Bahamas Customs Department and U.S
counterparts, acting on information, conducted a search of a fuel tanker that was anchored off the coast of
Pinder’s Point, where they discovered a large quantity of suspected cocaine that has a street value of over
Two male Colombian nationals are in police custody and are expected to be formally charged in connection
with this matter. Investigation is continuing...
Nassau police are pleased to announce that Detectives from the
Central Detective Unit have charged an Adult Male, with the murder of a
man and the attempted murder of a woman that occurred at a nightclub at
Prince George Wharf on Sunday 4th September 2016...
male Correction officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections will
appear in court at 11:00am on Monday 26th September 2016, to be
formally charged with possession of dangerous drugs...
Police are investigating the circumstance surrounding the death of a man who allegedly committed suicide
on Sunday 25th September 2016.
According to reports, shortly after 8:00am, police received a report of a man found dead at a residence
located at Canaan Lane off Shirley Street. When police arrived at the scene police they met the lifeless body
of a man hanging from a rope attached to tree near his home. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death...
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2016, Police in the Andros District took three
adult males into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Sunday 25th September
According to reports, shortly before 12:00noon, a team of officers from the Andros District acting on
intelligence executed a search warrant at the home of the three males located at Red Bays, Andros, where
they found just over seven (7) pounds of marijuana. The three suspects were subsequently taken into
custody and are expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.
Nassau, Bahamas - With jack hammers and back hoes in the distance,
hundreds piled into a former ballroom at Sandals Royal Bahamian last
week to begin orientation, preparing for new jobs as the iconic hotel is
being prepped for a grand re-opening following a multi-million-dollar
“We are on target for a mid-October soft opening,” said Jeremy Jones,
Director Corporate Services, SRI, which operates 14 Sandals resorts in
the Caribbean including three in The Bahamas. “When you are doing
extensive repairs in an historic property like the Royal Bahamian you
learn to expect the unexpected...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The funeral service of Mrs. Juliette Barnwell was
held on Saturday morning, September 24, 2016, at Christ Church
Cathedral. Mrs. Barnwell was a well-loved and deeply respected
Pictured paying their respects, among the many who
attended, are: Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling (front row), Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
(second row, right), Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis (second
right), and Minister of National Security the Hon. Bernard Nottage and
Mrs. Nottage. Seated behind is Former Governor General Sir Orville
Freeport, Bahamas - Residents of the Grand Bahama
Children’s Home along with hundreds of local primary school students on
the island recently received a generous back-to-school giveaway from AML
Foods Ltd. The parent company of Solomon’s Lucaya, Solomon’s Queen’s
Highway and Costright Freeport presented more than 1000 composition
books to the home administrator and the principals at Walter Parker
Primary and Bartlett Hill Primary schools.
Managers at the three retail outlets spearheaded the giveback initiative
as a way to touch the lives of their customers and directly impact the
greater community. Each manager identified an organization in need of
the supplies and reached out directly to the group to arrange for
delivery just in time for the fall semester...
Balinese Guru Made Sumantra Introduces The Healer Project, Bringing
Healing from Island to Island as Part of the Mandara Spa Brand’s 20th
One of the world’s most sought-after healers, Guru Made Sumantra, will
visit Paradise Island in October for nearly three days of personal
sessions as part of award-winning Mandara Spa's 20th anniversary and in
celebration of 15 years as a Bahamian entity...
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on the reports coming out of Princess Margaret
Hospital that the operating rooms have been without air conditioning for
“As a Doctor and the former Minister of Health, I am
appalled by the alarming reports coming from Princess Margaret Hospital
that there has not been air conditioning in the operating rooms for two
weeks. It is unacceptable that patients are being turned away from their
scheduled procedures and told to go to Doctor’s Hospital. Princess
Margaret Hospital serves those most in need, some who cannot afford
I would be remiss if I did not remind the Bahamian people of the FNM’s wanton abuse of the nolle prosequi while in office.
loser Dr. Duane Sands was in the media recently talking about integrity
in public life, but where was Dr. Sands when his uncle in his role as
the Attorney General issued a nolle prosequi in the premeditated,
cold-blooded and calculated murder of a young black male at the hands of
a member of the Mosko family. The assailant fled into exile in Greece
to escape justice only to return to The Bahamas to have a FNM government
assist him in escaping justice with the issue of a nolli prosequi...
For those that attended the 2011 concert
by Canadian blues and folk rock artist, Adam Karch in Grand Bahama, you
already know this is not a performance to be missed! Karch will return
to perform for one night only, at Rooster's Bar & Grill in Freeport
on Saturday, October 8th, 2016.
Rooster's is located off of Fishing Hole Road upstairs on the Bahamas Industrial Technologies' east-facing balcony.
"I'm really looking forward to sharing my new songs and bringing the blues back to The Bahamas," said Karch...
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS RE-ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER
WARNING FOR ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE, ABACO, BERRY ISLANDS, ELEUTHERA, CAT
ISLAND AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS FROM 3:35PM TO 7:00PM, SUNDAY, 25TH
A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ANDROS,
NEW PROVIDENCE, ABACO, BERRY ISLANDS, ELEUTHERA, CAT ISLAND AND THEIR
Cat Island, Bahamas - According to reports, around 1:00pm on Thursday
22nd September 2016, Police Officers in Cat Island acting on information
went to a beach on that island, where they uncovered just over 2 pounds
The drugs was later handed over to Drug Enforcement Unit
Officers in New Providence for further investigations...
Washington, D.C., (PAHO/WHO)—The Ministers of Health of the
Americas will meet next week at the headquarters of the Pan American
Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) to agree on
policies and actions aimed at tackling the main health challenges facing
the Region of the Americas, and to set the priorities for PAHO’s
technical cooperation with its member countries.
During the 55th
Directing Council, held Sept. 26-30, health authorities of the Americas
will discuss and seek agreement on strategies and plans of action to
prevent arboviral diseases such as Zika, chikungunya, and dengue, and to
eliminate malaria and neglected infectious diseases...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas will be one of many global countries
taking a stand against ageism when it joins forces with other United
Nations Member States to commemorate International Day of Older Persons
and Older Persons Month in October.
Ageism manifests itself in both individual and institutional behaviours
such as overlooking older persons for employment, stereotyping them, and
generally excluding older persons from decision-making in their
Ageism also affects older persons by diminishing self-worth in some
cases while increasing the risk of depression, and has its roots in
attitudes that view older persons as in decline, dependent, a burden and
Eleuthera , Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2016, officers from Eleuthera District took an American
man into custody after they found a quantity of dangerous drugs in his
possession on Friday 23rd September 2016.
Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm, Police Officers stationed in
Spanish Wells, acting on information conducted a search of a home at
Russell Island, Spanish Wells...
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for
2016, officers from the Central Division conducted an operation in the
division on Friday 23rd September 2016 to send a clear message to those
responsible for committing criminal acts on members of our communities,
that the police will proactively identify them, thoroughly investigate
the offences they commit, and ensure that they are prosecuted and
brought to justice.
The operation resulted in one person being arrested for Possession of a
Stolen Vehicle and 3 persons for Outstanding Court Warrants...
Coral Harbour Base, 24 SEPT (RBDF) – Ten Cuban migrants are being
detained after they were apprehended in the southern Bahamas by a Royal
Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft on Friday evening.
While on routine
patrol, HMBS L.L. Smith, under the command of Acting Lieutenant
Commander Stephen Rolle, intercepted a sloop two nautical miles off
Anguilla Cay at 6:50 pm. Further search of the vessel discovered Cuban
nationals: 7 males, 3 females, who were then taken aboard the Defence
the face of much public commentary surrounding the decision of the
Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to issue a nolle prosequi in the
private prosecution of several Sandals executives by employees of that
resort, the OAG issued a statement “to clarify certain matters having
regard to misinformation being disseminated in relation to Nolle
Prosequi of the private prosecution against certain Sandals’ managers.”
to the statement, “the Nolle Prosequi became effective when it was
entered in the Magistrates Court by the Office of the Attorney General
on 19th September...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville, on Friday, September 23, 2016, urged attendees of the
Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers to work with the government
to revitalize Grand Bahama and empower the people.
The Minister was addressing BACO's 11th Annual Northern Bahamas Conference at Pelican Bay...
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas - Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on September 22, 2016, that
despite infrastructural and utility challenges, Abaco has been fortunate
in attracting experienced and quality developers willing to invest in
"There is also a high retention rate of employees
within a motivated workforce willing to learn and put its best foot
forward," Prime Minister Christie said, at the Abaco Business Outlook,
held at the Great Abaco Beach Resort & Marina, in Marsh Harbour,
Freeport, BAHAMAS – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Honourable Dr.
Michael Darville welcomed His Excellency Huang Qinguo, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of The People's Republic of China,
Madam Zheng Chuncao and their delegation to Grand Bahama Thursday on
what was their first official visit.
His Excellency and his wife
paid a courtesy call on the Minister at the Ministry for Grand Bahama
not long after arriving on island...
Nassau, Bahamas - An officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections
is in custody after being arrested for possession of dangerous drugs on
Friday 23rd September 2016 at the prison.
According to police reports,
shortly after 10:00pm, officers from the Bahamas Department of
Corrections conducted a routine search of a male Corrections Officer at
the Bahamas Department of Corrections and found a quantity of marijuana
in his possession. The police was notified and the officer was handed
over to officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, who took him into
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Fort Charlotte Urban Renewal in partnership with
the students of C. C. Sweeting Secondary School held a Cleanup Campaign
of Johnson Park, Farrington Road, on Thursday morning, September 22,
2016. (BIS Photos/Derek Smith)
Nassau, Bahamas - Sidney Collie, Chairman of the Free National Movement
(FNM), issued the following statement regarding Deputy Prime Minister
Brave Davis stating he that the Sandals’ ‘nolle prosequi’ shows that the
PLP Government is looking out for foreign investors over the Bahamian
“The split in the PLP Government continues over the
‘nolle prosequi’ granted by Attorney General Allison Maynard in the
Sandals affair. Deputy Prime Minister Brave Davis, when asked if this
action showed that the PLP Government prioritised foreign interests over
Bahamian interest stated, ‘I think this is something they could point
to that may lend some credence to it.’ This comes on top of Minister of
Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe also stating that Minister Gibson ‘spoke for
many of us’ in regards to disagreeing with the Attorney General’s
Government of The Bahamas officially launched its e-Services Business
Registration platform at the Registrar General's Department in January
2016 as a part of the Government’s ongoing strategy to improve ease of
doing business. It is important to note that the data required by law to
be maintained in the companies registry is available to the public.
Further, since 2000 as a part of our compliance regime it has been a
legal requirement that a register of directors and officers be filed at
the companies registry. The Bahamas remains committed to the
transparency of its corporate registry...
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie noted that if one closely examines
the facts, one can demonstrate that Abaco has consistently delivered
historical growth trends based on steady and methodical performance in
both its air and boating sectors.
"In fact, it is one of only a
handful of islands in our archipelago that has experienced a kind of
robust, organic and measured multi-sector development delivering
economic returns that are the envy of other destinations within The
Bahamas and in the region," Prime Minister Christie said, at the Abaco
Business Outlook, held at Great Abaco Beach Resort & Marina...