Late last year Government officials, private stakeholders and
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) attended the groundbreaking of
the world’s first ever coral farm, in Grand Bahama. The Coral Vita
Project, which is a collaborative endeavor between Coral Vita, The Grand
Bahama Port Authority, and the Grand Bahama Development Company (DEVCO)
was founded by Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher, Environmental Managers
who were inspired to create a company to restore the world’s dying
The Funeral Service for Monsignor Preston Moss was held at St. Francis
Xavier Cathedral on Thursday morning, March 21, 2019, attended by
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, and many dignitaries,
amongst family and friends. The Most Reverend Patrick C. Pinder,
Catholic Archbishop of Nassau, delivered the sermon.
The Bahamas received far more visitors to its shores in 2018 than in any
previous year in its “entire history of being engaged” in the tourism
business, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar
The increase in tourism business in 2018 was
experienced nationwide -- Nassau/ Paradise Island, Grand Bahama and in
the major Family Islands...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will deliver his second report to the nation for 2019 on Monday 25 March, at 8pm.
prime-time address will be carried on television and radio and is the
second in a series of reports that will provide important updates and
information to the people of The Bahamas on a range of issues...
Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and
delegation depart Nassau today on Bahamasair for a multilateral meeting
tomorrow between Caribbean Heads of State and US President Donald Trump
at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida. Leaders of the Dominican Republic,
the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia will also attend Friday’s
meeting. The delegation from The Bahamas comprises Minister of Foreign
Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield; Office of the Prime Minister Director
of Communications Erica Cox...
Recent investigations undertaken by
Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) have revealed several residents and
businesses have purchased an alleged “energy saving device” from a local
Through our investigations and discussions with
affected customers, GBPC learned that these businesses purchased what
they believed was an energy-saving device from a local company. These
businesses are a victim of fraud and were in fact either connected
directly to GBPC’s power system via a meter bypass, or the meters were
tampered with to under-read actual usage...
Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General
(centre), received Minister Willamae Bridgewater, MBE, and members of
her family in a courtesy call in observance of her 83rd birthday at
Government House on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Tuesday's shocking and appalling headline story in The Tribune is
further evidence that the Royal Bahamas Police Force is now completely
out of control. Brutality at the hands of officers has become so
commonplace that the police might as well dispense with their
halfhearted excuses for why they had to call an ambulance for a man
after several house in their custody. No one believes them...
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
was presented Letters of Credence from Her Excellency Lumka Yengeni,
Non-Resident High Commissioner-Designate of South Africa to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a ceremony at Government House,
March 20, 2019.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited wishes to advise the public
that as Regulators, we were notified by The Grand Bahama Power Company
(GBPC) that during a course of their recent meter audit, they discovered
a number of suspected electricity diversions at several businesses
within the Port Area. As a result, we immediately began our own
independent investigations into this matter which is currently ongoing.
Thus far, we can confirm that all of the work performed by the licensee
was unpermitted, and was executed outside the scope of the license.
As this matter is currently with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and
investigations are still ongoing, we do not wish to comment any further
to interfere with the Police investigations. We do believe that due
process will be carried out and we are...
Student and community entrants gave solid dramatic performances at the
Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, during the E. Clement Bethel
National Arts Festival New Providence adjudications, on March 20, 2019.
Receiving Honours from Drama Adjudicator and Cultural Icon Philip
Burrows were Chevette Miller -- who was in character as Aunty Roxy --
and Queen's College student Gabrielle Cartwright. Receiving
Distinctions were St. Anne's student Marissa Capron and an ensemble from
Genesis Academy -- the latter performing "Let's Play" by teacher and
Bahamian playwright, director and actress Patrice Francis. The New
Providence adjudications are currently in their second week and over
1,100 entrants in New Providence are expected to take part in dance...
As spring approaches, so do the hot days of The Bahamian sun, but
thankfully The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company was able to enjoy a
breezy and not too warm, Sunday on the greens for their 9th Annual
Sands Beer Golf Tournament in Grand Bahama.
Joining forces with
The Fortune Hills Golf Association the annual tournament was held on
lucky St. Patrick’s Day, with lots of beer to go around. “It was good to
see such a well-attended tournament on Sunday,” noted Nigel Kirkby, a
local player who also won longest drive...
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Casla Institute today
signed an agreement that seeks to unite the efforts of the two
institutions in the prevention of crimes against humanity in the region
through the creation of an early warning system.
General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said the agreement seeks the
establishment of general coordination mechanisms regarding possible
massive violations of human rights and crimes against humanity in the
The return of “FLIFF On Location” to Grand Bahama Island and the Pelican
Bay Hotel this past weekend, was a heartwarming experience for
President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF), Greg Von
Hausch. The festival’s strong connection to the island, was the driving
force behind its return.
“FLIFF has a wonderful history with
Grand Bahama and it feels good to be back”, said Von Hausch. “We first
came to the island in 2009, to screen a movie at the Regency Theatre.
That event was a tremendous success, and the catalyst for our agreement
with the Ministry of Tourism to come to Freeport to host FLIFF at
Pelican Bay from 2011 to 2013...
The Bahamas “made history” at the Sixty-Third Session of the Commission
on the Status of Women (CSW63) after being represented by the largest
delegation to the event on record, Minister of Social Services and Urban
Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell told Parliament Wednesday.
Campbell said the delegation comprised ninety persons representing a
diverse, inter-sectoral grouping of stakeholders. CSW63 was held at
United Nations Headquarters, New York...
Junior chefs from around the country, participating in the 2019 Bahamas
Young Chef Culinary Competition, wooed the judges with their
The five chefs, local and international,
who judged the competition gave intense constructive critique, and
agreed the recipes and colourful presentations of the eleven junior high
school students represented the theme, ‘Creatively Embracing Indigenous
Foods Through Innovation for Sustainable Development.’...
Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s
support for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States,
while urging deeper collaboration to boost their trade and development
She was addressing the 37th session of the ACP and
European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the impact of Brexit
on ACP-EU Partnership in Bucharest, Romania. The Assembly aims to
promote greater dialogue, cooperation and understanding among ACP and EU