The Bahamas Department of Labour, after hosting seven (7) successful
‘Labour on the Blocks’ Job Fairs, prepares to host another on Saturday,
22nd September, 2018.
The next ‘Labour on the Blocks’ event
will be held at CV Bethel High School (East Street South) and will
include the constituencies of Bamboo Town, Pinewood, South Beach, Garden
Hills and Nassau Village...
Reports are that on Wednesday 19th September 2018, shortly after
4:00pm, officers in the Abaco District, acting on information, proceeded
to an area on Earnest Dean Highway, just south of the International
Airport, where they discovered a large marijuana field with marijuana
plants ranging from 1 ft. to 7 ft. in height.
The plants were all uprooted and collected. The total count of the plants are 387 plants, with a street value of $154,800.00...
Police continues investigation into armed robbery: Police on New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance with
any information that can assist in solving an armed robbery which
occurred Wednesday, 19th September, 2018.
to reports, shortly after 10:00am, a male armed with a firearm entered a
convenience store on Wulff Road west of Market Street, held an employee
at bay and robbed the establishment of cash...
Illegal firearm ammunition drugs recovered: According to reports, shortly before 3:00pm, Wednesday, 19th September,
2018, Flying Squad Officers and RBDF Officers acting on information...
Several hundred volunteers turned out in a team effort to participate
in the International Coastal Cleanup that took place in Nassau at South
Beach on Saturday, September 15th.
“It was heartening to see
many volunteers from the local community, corporate and civic
organizations, students and concerned neighbours come together and
remove so much marine debris from the shoreline, beach and mangroves at
South Beach,” said Te-Shalla Clarke, Education Supervisor for Dolphin
Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island and Coordinator of ICC in New
The Public Hospitals Authority has extended an invitation to meet with
members of the Bahamas Doctors Union following a walkout today at the
Princess Margaret Hospital.
Just last month the PHA met with the
BDU to welcome its new slate of officers. It was at that meeting the
PHA extended an invite to the Doctors Union for a future meeting which
would afford the Union an opportunity to share their concerns...
One of the key objectives of the Government of The Bahamas is to
establish the country as the ‘silicon valley’ of the Caribbean.
Consequently, the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
has embarked on several initiatives to meet this objective.
technology workshop was held at BAIC's headquarters on Tuesday for small
business owners who wish to enhance their businesses by having an
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Domestic Tourism, ‘Family of Islands’
managers participated in a recent workshop at Baha Mar that was geared
to defining the authenticity and unique features of each designated
island of The Bahamas and marketing, appropriately, to domestic and
international audiences. Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar addressed the workshop. Minister D’Aguilar is also
pictured, centre, in the group photo, with Deputy Director General of
Tourism, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson at centre right; and Director of
‘Family of Islands’ Domestic Tourism department, Jacqueline Ramsay,
Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling received members of USToo Prostate Cancer and
Support, Bahamas Chapter, of the Cancer Society in a courtesy call at
Government House on
Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
Pictured from left: John Munnings, Wendell Barry, H.E. Dame Marguerite
PIndling, and Hubert Pratt.
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and the Bahamas Development Bank
sponsored a 'Tourism Money Never Done' workshop -- linking small
businesses and tourism on September 13 & 14 at the British Colonial
Hilton. Presenters Patrick Rahming and Brendan Foulkes are pictured
conducting lectures with aspiring entrepreneurs. The content of the
workshop focused on “capturing the imagination of budding entrepreneurs
who already have an inkling to start a tourism-related business and are
seeking guidance and funding," as described by Minister of Tourism &
Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar in a previous event announcing the
planned workshop. Up to $50,000 would be available from the Bahamas
Development Bank for participants, depending on the project and its
Senior technical officers of all projects funded by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) met during an IDB Projects Workshop to discuss
and share knowledge on effective measures to achieve the objectives of
each project. The workshop took place at Melia Nassau Beach resort,
September 19, 2018.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said at the workshop that it is
worth noting that subsequent to becoming a member of IDB, in 1973, the
total amount of loans and guarantees that The Bahamas received from the
Bank is approximately, $925,000,000...
Organisers say the 2018 Southern Shores Community Summer Tennis Camp was a success.
boys and girls from the Southern Shores community participated in the
2nd annual summer tennis camp, held during the first two weeks in
August, at the Percy Munnings Park, in Sunset Park.
and organiser Corey Francis said, “We had another enthusiastic group of
aspiring tennis players, this summer. Some students were back from last
year and we saw progress in their tennis skills and ability.”...
On Saturday, September 15, at the annual Freeport Players’ Guild
President’s Cocktail Party which opens the theatre season Liselle
Harris-Russell was conferred with Lifetime Membership. This prestigious
honour places her in the company of such luminaries as Sir Jack Hayward
and Gloria McGlone. It is a well-deserved honour.
Harris-Russell began her tenure at the Regency Theatre as a child while
dancing for Lois Seiler. She performed many times on the stage in
Pantomines and Christmas shows. After completing her high school
As The House of Assembly prepares to reopen session today, The
Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG), a not-for-profit aimed at
good governance, education reform, and economic development, is probing
the status of the Integrity Commission and Ombudsman Bills, tabled in
parliament nearly a year ago.
“It has been an eventful summer;
headlines such as the BPL Board dismissals and the accusations in
recent high profile corruption cases reinforce the need to put best
practice anti-corruption measures in place such as the Integrity
Commission and Ombudsman,” said Matt Aubry, Executive Director of ORG.
On September 18, 2018, members of the Bahamas Protected project team
submitted a Marine Protection Plan to the Government for expanding
marine protected areas in the country in an effort to protect future
jobs, safeguard the environment, and help protect food sources for The
According to information from the team, the plan will
help the Government fulfill its pledge to protect 20 percent of the
country’s seabed by 2020. One of the major issues that Marine
Protection Plan helps solve is the decline in our marine resources from a
variety of negative impacts including climate change and poaching...
Bahamas Olympic 400-Metre Gold Medal Winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo paid a
courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis today at
Cabinet Office, Churchill Building, downtown. Shaunae is pictured
greeting the Prime Minister. She also had the opportunity to meet
members of the Cabinet after her courtesy call, and is pictured seated
next the the Prime Minister and her husband, Maicel Uibo, along with her
mother and father, Mabelene and Shaun Miller, surrounded by the members
of the Cabinet.
Parliamentary Secretary Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, the Board of
Directors, and Executives of The Broadcasting Corporation of The
Bahamas toured the facility at the Nassau headquarters on Harcourt
“Rusty” Bethel Drive – namely the new Training/Conference Room,
Greenroom & Exterior facility...
the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident
Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, which left an adult male with injuries.
after before 9:00am, a male was standing on the outside of his
residence on Bowe Alley off Finlayson Street, when he got into a verbal
altercation with another man, who produced a firearm and shot him before