28,000+ Signatures Cry Out for Preservation of Lighthouse Point, Asking
to Give Island Jewel Away is Like Asking Me to Hand Over a Child
I am a man and I cry. There, I have said it.
cry for the inhumanity of human against human. I cry for all the parts
and parcels of The Bahamas that Bahamians do not have access to.
Please, please do not make Lighthouse Point one of them.
time I learn of a little piece of this beautiful archipelago that is
being developed without kind and gentle care for its future, I am torn
between wanting to scream and shedding another tear. Like others who
support Save The Bays, I am not anti...
Nassau - Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave' Davis is seeking the rationale
behind the Government's move to purchase the Grand Lucaya property for
$65 million, only to flip it in the short term at a great financial loss
to Bahamian taxpayers.
Making his concerns known to the House of
Assembly this week, Davis said if it is correct that the Government is
entertaining potential purchasers and their proposals are under active
review, then why ‘flush' $65 million dollars down a ‘blackhole’,
incurring redundant financial loss.
“What is the Government's
rationale for refusing to simply put buyer and seller together without
having to acquire the hotel only to flip it in the short term at a great
financial loss to the taxpayers,” Davis said...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The 80,00 Sq. Ft Circle Mall Building
situated on 4.5 acres of land is now available for sale at a fraction
of the original build cost, presenting an excellent opportunity for a
centrally located multi-purpose facility. Great for retail operations,
Events, Worship Center, Film Studio and more. This property represents a
unique opportunity to purchase an 80,000+ square foot building located
on 5 lots totaling 4.5 acres in a prime high traffic area near the heart
of Freeport, Bahamas only 85 miles from West Palm Beach. The building
is located on West Atlantic Drive and has a large parking lot. The
building with its 25 foot high ceilings is the former home of Butlers
Supermarket, Freeport Building Supply and the current Circle Mall with
54 shop spaces. The zoning is Commercial Retail and would be ideal for
Retail or other unique specific use. For full info, large pics and
video, visit CircleMallfpo.com or go directly to the information request form HERE.
While many Bahamians have reservations about the Government's decision
to purchase the Grand Lucayan resort, all right-thinking Bahamians are
hopeful that this investment will bring relief to Grand Bahamians. There
is no victory to be derived from a failure of the Government insofar as
the economy of Grand Bahama is concerned. Therefore, many looked
forward to the Prime Minister’s communication in Parliament with much
Regrettably, the Prime Minister’s communication on
the Grand Lucayan purchase was disappointing and raised more doubts
about the Government's actions. The presentation provided no additional
or visionary details to the Bahamian people...
Police investigates overnight armed robbery, 1 male in custody: The quick action of vigilant Police officers has led to the arrest of
an armed robbery suspect and the recovery of property, Saturday, 22nd
According to reports, shortly before 3:00am, a man
was in his vehicle on Soldier Road in front of a business establishment,
when he was approached by an armed man, who robbed him of his blue
Toyota Vitz car, cell phones and other items...
Police investigates overnight traffic fatality: Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident which has left an adult male dead, Friday, 21st September, 2018...
The Bahamas Weekly was one of the first publications to write about Caribbean model, Brittany Noon when her career launched
at the age of 16. After that 2014 runway event in Paris, thanks to
Saint Lucian-Parisian fashion celebrity Vincent McDoom, Noon's career
has skyrocketed putting her on the runway for the world's leading
Fast forward to May 2018, when Noon was struck by a car while
riding her bike and the consequence was a broken pelvis and sacrum.
Despite this devastating circumstance, and the inability to walk, Noon
set a course to recovery.
The following is our interview with the St. Lucian model who is certainly not letting anything hold her back!
Dr. Hon. Hubert A. Minnis says that crime in the country, including the number of homicides, is trending downward.
of this, we owe a debt of gratitude to the leadership and to the men
and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force for their dedicated fight in
protecting their fellow citizens,” he added.
The Prime Minister’s remarks came during the official opening of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force Albert J. Miller Complex, Fire Station, on
Friday, September 21, 2018 on Cathedral Boulevard, Freeport, GB...
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) continues its desire to work very
closely with health care unions, and has enjoyed amicable relations over
the past nine months of dialogue with them, Catherine Weech, Managing
“We have consistently honoured all negotiated
benefits under the various existing industrial agreements and I forecast
that this will not change,” Ms. Weech said during a press conference at
the PHA, Friday, September 21, 2018...
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames, said he was
pleased to witness a vision become a realty during the official opening
ceremony of the Albert J. Miller Complex Police and Fire Station on
Friday, September 21.
Minister Dames said he has fond
memories of the island from when he was the ..Officer in Charge in 2009
under the Hubert Ingraham administration. That was when the complex took
root; nine years later, it is being officially dedicated and opened.
Given the fact that the FNM Government has no expertise or track record
of success in the hotel industry, Opposition Leader Philip 'Brave' Davis
advises that they should have taken a more cost-effective and
fiscally-prudent strategic approach in their move to purchase the Grand
Davis, who was speaking recently in Parliament,
pointed out that the proposed guarantee attached to the resolution that
was provided, reveals that Hutchison Whampoa covenanted to keep the
Lighthouse Pointe open until completion of the sale, provided that the
Government pay a subsidy to cover the operational losses of the resort...
Reports are that on Thursday 20th September 2018, shortly after 12:00pm,
police were alerted of a drowning of a Bahamian male, who was a crew
member on board a 45 ft. fishing vessel named “Dawn Celeste”. Further
investigation revealed that while diving in waters of the Great Isaac,
the victim was found lying at the bottom of the ocean unresponsive. He
was taken to the Bimini Clinic, and later pronounced dead. An autopsy
would be performed to determine the exact cause of death...
on Queen's Highway in
TAX FREE Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, a short
28-minute flight from South Florida (Miami/Fort Lauderdale).
Warehouses FOR SALE by Owner featuring:
Two like new commercial buildings completed in 2008. Former site of a window manufacturer and a rubber extrusion manufacturer; Both structures are built to Miami-Dade code enforcement standards for hurricane safe facilities. Built five feet above the historic flood plain, the buildings sit on four acres of land ...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Mininis in his Contribution to
the House of Assembly Debate on a Resolution to Guarantee the Purchase
of the Grand Lucayan, September 20, 2018 stated,
“I rise in support of this Resolution, a necessary and critical step in the rescue and renewal of Grand Bahama.”
said, “The redevelopment of Grand Bahama is essential for the ongoing
economic recovery and development of the economy of The Bahamas.”
During his Contribution he spoke at length of the benefits of purchase
of the resort, versus the trickle down dismal impact of not doing so...
During the Senior Junkanoo Seed Funding Presentation, on September 20,
2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle
thanked the Junkanoo leaders, Junkanooers and Junkanoo fans who
continued to ensure that The Bahamas preserves its identity and history
through “this rich cultural experience called Junkanoo.”
ancestors celebrated the art of Junkanoo, long before our Independence,”
Minister Rolle noted at the event held at her Ministry's University
Drive Head Office, stating it is a "tradition ingrained in the hearts,
minds and souls of our people. It tells the story of who we were, how
far we’ve come, and who we are today.”...
Contribution To Resolution On Grand Lucayan Chester Cooper, Exumas And Ragged Island MP September 20, 2018:
Mr. Speaker, before I embark on the meat of my contribution of behalf of
the people of Exuma & Ragged Island who I am grateful to represent,
I begin with two statements of concern:
Firstly, I am greatly
concerned about the state of Grand Bahama and her people. Grand Bahama
is hurting. Plagued with high unemployment, the island needs new
investment, new opportunities, new jobs and new growth...
Addressing the House of Assembly this week on the Government’s push to
purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort, Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave'
Davis said not only is this move a ‘bad deal,’ but the FNM
administration still has not presented an Agreement Of Sale to show
publicly what is being done.
Davis noted that in 2016, the former
government, while cognizant of the expiration of the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement (HCA), took a fundamental decision to revise relevant
concessions based on bipartisan considerations and recommendations of a
six-member Review Committee. The intent of this effort...
In keeping with the government’s promise to economically empower more
Bahamians, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis officially
launched the Small Business Development Centre on Thursday, September
Located at the Gladstone Freight Terminal off Gladstone
Road, the SBDC came about through a partnership of the Ministry of
Finance, University of The Bahamas, and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
and Employers’ Confederation, who were all thanked by the Prime