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...
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
A retelling with no respect for legend at its source...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S.
Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via
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...
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
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"...
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...
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.
bar menu will be available outside waterside all evening and happy hour
specials run from 5pm-7pm...
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
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
THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE PART ONE: THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
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...
Address to the Nation By The Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Thursday, May 25, 2017:
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.
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.
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
"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.
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...
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
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...