Minister Dames along with members of the National Neighbourhood Watch
Council (NNWC), neighbourhood watch group leaders and members, and
police liaisons attended the Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference, May
15th – 18th, 2019 in Palm Springs California. The purpose of the
conference was to bring together neighbourhood groups from throughout
the United States and other parts of the world to share best practices
as they related to community residents, law enforcement and other
community partners with the intent to foster safer communities...
Prime Minister the Most. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis held productive
discussions with senior officials of the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation (OPIC) and the United States Embassy at the Office of the
Prime Minister on Monday, 20 May.
The visit by OPIC is a follow
through to a meeting between United States President Donald J. Trump and
a group of Caribbean leaders in March 2019, when a greater role for
OPIC in the region was discussed, and the President committed to foster
economic growth and strengthen security cooperation in the Caribbean.
The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American
States (OAS) to the general elections and those to the Central American
Parliament in Guatemala categorically reject the threats of former
military figures of a possible boycott of the June 16 vote. The
elections are part of the democratic life of the country and cannot be
used as a negotiating tool...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will deliver his third report to the nation on Monday 20 May, at 8pm.
prime-time address will be carried on television and radio and is the
final in a series of reports of this kind for 2019. The reports are
aimed at providing important updates and information to the people of
The Bahamas on a range of issues.
In his third report, Prime
Minister Minnis will update the public on matters related to land
reform, the environment, energy reform, general infrastructure and
digital transformation and modernization.
Bahamian neurosurgeon, Dr. Sherise Ferguson, will deliver the
Commencement Address at the University of The Bahamas’ Spring 2019
Commencement ceremony scheduled to be held at the Thomas A. Robinson
National Stadium on Thursday, 23rd May 2019.
More than 600 persons comprise UB’s 2019 Commencement Class, the third
group of graduates from the institution since its transition from The
College of The Bahamas on 10th November 2016.
A board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in primary and metastatic
brain tumors at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in
Houston, Texas, Dr. Ferguson is the first of three children born to Dr.
Sparkman Ferguson and Mrs. Dawn Ferguson...
Police are investigating a plane crash which occurred Monday, 20th May, 2019 at Staniel Cay, Exuma.
are that shortly after 10:00am, Police on Staniel Cay, Exuma received a
report that a plane had crashed at the airport. Upon arrival at that
location, Officers discovered that a white 402 Cessna twin engine
aircraft Registration CH6AAL had crashed into a chain link fence as it
attempted to land. No one was injured....
Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis have
commenced consultations toward the development of a National Safe School
Policy. The Consultations are being held over a two week period, from
May 13 – 24, 2019. The National Safe School Policy will provide the
context for the amendment of existing legislation to integrate Disaster
Risk Reduction and environmental protection measures for schools in the
Technical support for the Consultations
is being provided by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
(CDEMA) through Environmental Solutions Limited (Jamaica) under the
The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development's Urban Renewal
Commission held an Annual Mother's Day Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on
Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2019 at National Training Agency, under the
theme "a Mother's Love is the Fuel that Enables Us to Achieve the
Impossible." Named 'Mother of the Year 2019' was Mrs. Celeste Lockhart
of Fox Hill. Other honourees were: Apostle Laura Johnson Taylor of Free
Town; Mrs. Cynthia Brown of St. Barnabas; Mrs. Iris Ingraham Delon of
Bain and Grants Town; Mrs. Margaret Wilson of Pinewood Gardens; Mrs.
Rosetta Butler Johnson of Englerston...
The Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has
assisted another small business with accessing capital. Shiver, a local
sorbet and ice-cream brand, received access to $100,000 in loans from
Royal Bank Bahamas (RBC), $50,000 in equity investments from Bahamas
Entrepreneurial Venture Fund and $11,600 in grant funding from the
Government of The Bahamas.
Founders and CEOs of the company,
Melissa Darville and Elvis Percentie, described the news as exciting and
another reason to be grateful...
Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Monday 20th May, 2019.
General situation: Deep layered troughing across the area along with a surface trough in the Southeast
Bahamas will support pockets of unsettled weather throughout the islands today.
All areas Weather: Variably cloudy, warm and humid with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers or thunderstorms...
After the crushing defeat that wiped out half of life in the universe,
the remaining band of heroic figures stand together to keep the galaxy
from falling into chaos. As they work to maintain a sense of order while
dealing with their own loss, a returning hero may have the answer to
getting back the departed with a plan that could cost them more than
they are willing to risk...
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized.
are that on Monday 20th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am, a male
reported that while at Taino Beach, he and a male who is known to him,
where involved in an altercation, the male then produced a knife and
stabbed him to the abdomen...
Enthusiastic parents and loved ones showed their appreciation with loud
applause for 71 students who graduated from the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force’s (RBDF) Rangers recruit training program in Grand Bahama on
The Passing Out Parade ceremony took place at the
St. Georges High School gymnasium in Freeport. Attending the ceremony
were Mr. Earle Neely, representing the Island’s Local Government and Ms.
Tammy Mitchell, representing the National Emergency Management Agency...
Avis Rent A Car front line Management and Staff from Nassau and Freeport
operations participated in training sessions held in Nassau during the
week of May 6th, 2019. Mr. Reynaldo Sanchez, Training Manager for the
Latin America and Caribbean region of Avis Budget Group, spent three
days on island with team members.
The training series titled
‘The Customer Lead Experience’ focuses on the Avis vision of being
relentless in fulfilling our customers’ wants, needs and preferences
ensuring a level of excellence from end to end...
The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, through the Ministry
of Tourism and Aviation are inviting proposals from qualified Bahamian
firms for the Purchase or Franchise Agreement for Nassau Flight Services
NFS operates at the Lynden Pindling International
Airport (LPIA) International Pre-Clearance and International terminals,
San Salvador Airport and Exuma International Airport and provides
Airport Ground Handling, Passenger Operations and Ancillary Services...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Sundays are the perfect times to enjoy the outside ocean breezes at Portobellos while you dine on a sumptuous brunch with champagne and listen to live music.
12 noon - 4 pm
For more information please call 373-1333
About Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
Situated on the sparkling coastline of Grand Bahama Island, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan overlooks a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sprawling acres of pristine property, mere feet from the calming waters of the Atlantic. The resort is home to an 18-hole championship golf course ‘The Reef Course’, 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces fit for any ‘I-do’ or meeting, two serene swimming pools, tennis...
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male with injuries.
are that on Saturday 18th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am, a male
reported to police that while at a business establishment on Queens
Highway, he was involved in an altercation with another male who then
produced a handgun and shot him several times to the body. He was taken
to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle and seen by doctor. He
is listed in stable condition...