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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicide - Jul 13, 2018 - 10:40:49 AM


Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, which has left one male dead and another with injuries.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00am, Friday, 13th July, 2018, a male was walking on the eastern side of the clinic on Baillou Hill Road, when he saw a male being chased by a group of men, who shot both him and the male before running away.  Emergency Medical Services Personnel were called to the scene and attempted to revive one of the injured victims, but were unsuccessful...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

One male dead after Abaco traffic accident - Jul 13, 2018 - 8:06:37 AM


Reports are that on Saturday 7th July 2018 shortly after 1:00am, a traffic accident occurred on Queen Street, Sandy Point, Abaco, involving a gray 1998 Nissan Altima and a male pedestrian. The victim was transported to the Sandy Point Government Clinic via private vehicle where he was seen by doctor and later airlifted to New Providence for further medical attention.

On Thursday 12th July 2018, the victim succumbed to his injuries...

Opportunities

HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting - Jul 13, 2018 - 6:50:34 AM

Casting Recent Home-buyers in New Providence Area! Contact Us Now!


The popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is currently filming the second season and Enter the Picture Productions is looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!

Are you expats who purchased in the Bahamas? We are currently looking for people in New Providence and the surrounding area...

Community

The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2018 - Jul 13, 2018 - 6:30:56 AM

Now in our 12th year! The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to once again offer FREE summer camp listings for ANYONE / ANYWHERE in The Bahamas!  Have your camp included in our DIRECTORY at no cost!

Summer is a time for children, and we want to ensure your children have a great summer. As a community service, The Bahamas Weekly allows anyone running a Summer Camp in The Bahamas to list their information about their camp viewable to thousands  of our readers each month for FREE.

Get your Camp Info to us NOW! Email all your details (about, cost, ages, sex, contact info, how to register) today!

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Summer Campers pay courtesy call at Government House - Jul 13, 2018 - 6:27:10 AM


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Teachers and students attending The Eva Hilton Primary Summer School paid a courtesy call upon Deputy to the Governor General Cornelius A. Smith at Government House on Friday, July 13, 2018.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS and PADF to support social inclusion policies in destination Countries of Venezuelan migrants - Jul 12, 2018 - 11:18:39 PM


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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) today agreed to support the governments of countries receiving Venezuelan migrants. The main objective of the agreement is to implement actions in areas related to the protection and local integration of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, the development of social inclusion policies, and the generation of economic opportunities that facilitate their autonomy and allow them to contribute to the communities that receive them.

At the signing ceremony, the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, referred to the magnitude of the exodus of Venezuelan citizens and the social and political implications of the situation...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

C.I. Gibson Senior High School Valedictorian Omar Davis calls on the PM Minnis - Jul 12, 2018 - 9:08:23 PM


 
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Omar Davis, 17-year-old, C.I. Gibson Senior High School 2018 Valedictorian, along with his mother Ms. Gia Whymns, recently paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis at Churchill Building. Looking on are Chief Operating Officer/Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, Viana Gardiner (second right) and First Assistant Secretary Donette Williamson (right)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Makes Good on Promise to Provide Serviced Lots for Bahamians - Jul 12, 2018 - 8:37:21 PM


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In keeping with his government’s commitment to making it easier for young Bahamians to own their own homes, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis officially launched the Serviced Lots Initiative at Sunset Close Subdivision Extension on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Located in the busy hub of the Carmichael Road area, approval was given for the subdivision’s extension in 2016...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Rolle Tours Sports Division of Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture - Jul 12, 2018 - 7:24:43 PM


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After back-to-back meetings with the staff of the Youth and Sports Divisions, on July 12, 2018 Director of Sports Timothy Munnings, along with Consultant Mike Sands, led a tour of his division for Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle.  During the short tour, she had a chance to informally discuss plans and developments for the division, its reach into the wider community, and also to interact with summer students assigned to the division. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Task Force Reports on Shanty Towns - Jul 12, 2018 - 6:11:48 PM


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Heads of a Shanty Town Action Task Force led by Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour, presented findings of a survey of shanty towns on Faith Avenue west, the eastern side of Bacardi Road, and off Golden Isles Road at a press conference, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the National Training Agency.

Reports were given by heads of committees representing the Ministry of Works, Water and Sewerage Corporation, Bahamas Power and Light, Ministry of Social Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Royal Bahamas Police Force...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM Turnquest Spoke to the Bahamas Christian Council on the 2018/19 Budget - Jul 12, 2018 - 5:10:51 PM


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest spoke to members of the Bahamas Christian Council on the 2018/19 Budget at the Assemblies of God Auditorium, Thursday, July 12, 2018. 

(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...

News : International : Caribbean News

Global Travel Magazine gives top marks to Jade Mountain & Anse Chastanet - Jul 12, 2018 - 3:36:12 PM


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Jade Mountain resort is the number one hotel in St. Lucia, according to readers of the influential Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine, which also placed its sister hotel Anse Chastanet in the top five on the island.

According to the magazine's 2018 World's Best Awards, the renowned resorts took the first and third place, respectively, on the island of St. Lucia, and second and sixth spots, respectively, in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas category. Additionally, Jade Mountain was ranked among the Top 100 Hotels in the World.

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Experts meet to advance drafting of Model Law on femicide/feminicide - Jul 12, 2018 - 3:18:14 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) deployed six electoral observation missions in five countries of the Americas in 2017, with 373 international experts and observers present at more than 2,000 polling stations, according to the Annual Report of the OAS Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO) presented this week. The OAS Missions observed presidential, legislative, municipal, local and parliamentary elections that affected the lives of more than 43 million citizens of the Americas.

News : International : Caribbean News

Experts meet to advance drafting of model law on Femicide/Feminicide - Jul 12, 2018 - 3:09:46 PM

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On July 10th and 11th 2018, the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) and UN Women organized the second external consultation of experts on femicide/feminicide in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The objective of the meeting was to advance the consolidation of the draft "Comprehensive Model Law to prevent, punish, and eradicate violent deaths of women based on their gender (Femicide/Feminicide)" that is being prepared by the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI.
 

News : International : Caribbean News

A more Inclusive model for Saint Lucia’s Tourism - Jul 12, 2018 - 3:08:25 PM

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While there’s no use crying over spilt milk, to not investigate why the milk spilt, nor determine how to mitigate against further spills is to invite more of the same and a recipe for disaster.  With this truth established the Allied Sector of Saint Lucia’s tourism must as a collective identify solutions to the challenges we face as a matter of urgency.

Create an Allied Sector Advocacy sub-Committee consisting of 3 - 5 allied members to champion change…


Establish a business facilitation desk at the SLHTA and/or the Ministry

Community

Rights Group strongly condemns forcing people from homes - Jul 12, 2018 - 3:02:02 PM

***image1**It has come to our attention that Minister of Labor Dion Foulkes told the media that *he consulted with Rights Bahamas regarding the government’s reprehensible and illegal move to force people from their homes.

If the minister intended this to give the impression that Rights Bahamas approves of this government’s campaign of rank discrimination against and abuse of persons of a certain ethnic background, or that provided any input whatsoever into this government’s vile plan, this is disingenuous in the extreme.

Sports

BLTA - Junior Tennis Nationals Close Out In Stride - Jul 12, 2018 - 2:39:00 PM

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Congratulations go out to the Winners and Runners-up of our recently held Junior Nationals. Approximately 70 entrants participated in the annual tournament.  Also, scores of family members, friends, and tennis enthusiasts came out to cheer for their favourite player.  Special thanks go out to Tournament Director Wesley Rolle, and Ceron Rolle & Steve Taylor who rendered assistance. Appreciation is also extended to  Christina Galanos, LLb for sponsoring the trophies;  Michelle Telecanos for ensuring that the courts and facility were in order and Nadine Munroe who assisted with Registration.

Community

BNT Member rewardship program has new partner - Jul 12, 2018 - 2:27:13 PM

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Harbour Safaris is the newest Corporate Partner to join The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) Rewardship Program. BNT Members will now enjoy an exclusive discount when joining Harbour Safaris' exciting tours.

The Bahamas National Trust is a nonprofit, national park management of the Bahamas which is responsible for the protection of over 2 million acres of land and sea. Membership is a fundraising mechanism for the BNT, and the rewardship program invites corporate partners to extend discount services to card carrying members.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Health Insurance Authority Launches Patient Satisfaction Survey - Jul 12, 2018 - 12:21:14 PM


Since the launch of the enrolment phase of NHI Bahamas in April 2017, approximately 35,000 beneficiaries have enrolled in the program. Now that the NHI program has been operational for over a year, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is preparing to launch a Patient Satisfaction Survey to obtain information from beneficiaries on the quality of NHI services to date.

The survey, which will be conducted by phone with beneficiaries over the summer months, will comprise of a variety of questions relating to NHI Bahamas, including the overall experience...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF: Grand Bahama police arrest (5) persons on 3 separate incidents - Jul 12, 2018 - 11:02:14 AM


In the first incident a male and female were arrested by officers of the Lucaya Division after they were found in possession of items that were stolen from a Resort on Princess Isle. Reports are that on Wednesday 11th July 2018 shortly after 10:00am, police received a stealing report at a local resort. Officers later arrested the suspects who were found in possession of all items.

In the second incident on the same date, shortly after 12:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, arrest a male after he was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana and cocaine...

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