A technical team of the Electoral Observation Mission of the
Organization of American States (OAS) for the municipal elections in the
Dominican Republic will make a preliminary visit to the country between
January 21 and 25...
Shooting incident: Police
on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident Thursday, 16th
January, 2020 which has left an adult male detained in hospital.
to reports, shortly after 6:00am, a male was standing in front of a
home on Coconut Grove Avenue when the occupants of a white Buick car
pulled up and opened fire in his direction, hitting him, before speeding
Armed robberies: Police
on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying
and locating the men responsible for two armed robberies which occurred
Members of the Urban Renewal Marching Band, their instructors and
chaperones, departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)
Thursday (January 16) for Tampa, Florida, where they will participate in
the 31st Annual City of Tampa Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.
City of Tampa MLK Parade will be held on Monday, January 20, which will
be observed as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day across the United States
of America. Similar Parades commemorating the life and legacy of the
former Baptist Minister and Civil Rights Leader, will be held in cities
and states across the country.
Private companies, Governments, regional and international
institutions, and philanthropic individuals have pledged approximately
$1.5 billion in financing and in-kind services to support recovery in
The Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
were made Monday at the Hurricane Dorian Private Sector Pledging
Conference organized by The Government of The Bahamas, in collaboration
with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...
It is up to the Government to carefully review the pledges received at
the recent Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference and decide what is best
for The Bahamas and for the people and communities in affected areas,
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today in his Keynote
Address to the 29th Annual Business Outlook.
At the Pledging
Conference, co-sponsored by the Government of The Bahamas and United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Bahamas received $1.5 billion
in pledges of financing, grants, technical assistance, intellectual
assistance, humanitarian aid and other forms of aid...
With the assistance of the United States Embassy, a digital recording
system will be reintroduced to the Courts, Chief Justice Brian Moree,
QC, announced recently.
The Chief Justice said following a
review, the decision was made to follow the “judicial trend” and commit
to re-launching the system. “This is another part of the Courts’ new
technology platform and we expect to start with a pilot programme during
the first quarter, subject to sourcing the additional staff
requirements and completing the necessary training,” said Mr. Moree...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis called on the nation at
large to better prepare for threats posed by climate change. He was
addressing the 29th Bahamas Business Outlook at Baha Mar resort, January
16, 2020 under the theme: "A New Era: Resilience in the Face of
The Prime Minister noted that the 2020 Business
Outlook, approaching its third decade, has become one of the major
business conferences in The Bahamas:
"This year, we gather under unprecedented circumstances following the most devastating hurricane in the nation's history...
More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach
programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama,
were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000
Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of
the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive
food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive
Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.
It is the
fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its
‘Feed the 5000’ initiative. “We wanted families to have a great
Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come
from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...
Holding a slim lead for most of the day, Tommy Gainey birdied his last
three holes en route to his third career Korn Ferry Tour victory at The
Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. At 11-under, Gainey
topped John Oda and Dylan Wu by four shots.
“I definitely didn’t
expect it this week,” said Gainey, a former PGA TOUR champion at the
2012 RSM Classic. “As you know, the last time I played here (in 2017) I
shot 87-84. But it’s a new year, new tournament...
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle hosted a Welcome Reception, on January 13, 2020 for World
Athletics (formerly the International Amateur Athletic Federation)
President Sebastian Coe and North American, Central American and
Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Council Members at SuperClubs
Breezes Resort, Cable Beach. NACAC President Bahamian Mike Sands also
received special recognition. Among those present for the reception
were the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary...
The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement
regarding Brave Davis’ response to the success of the Hurricane Dorian
“Leave it to the woeful PLP’s self-anointed
‘mastermind’, the old and tired Brave Davis, to search for an angle to
attack a positive, success in the Hurricane Dorian efforts. Not only
were Brave’s latest attacks on the success of the Hurricane Dorian
Pledging Conference non-sensical and illogical, but they are also tinged
with Davis’ own sour grapes – maybe for past failed leadership to
deliver such results in the wake of Hurricane Matthew...
President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) and Port
Group Limited (PGL), Ian Rolle, today announced the appointment of
Philcher Grant as Director of Group Corporate Affairs and Government
Relations at Port Group, Limited.
“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Philcher Grant to the
Port Group Limited team,” said Mr. Rolle. “This appointment comes as we
continue to strategically position the organization to execute our
responsibilities to residents in the most effective and efficient way.
We remain focused on our vision to improve the quality of life for
everyone in Grand Bahama, and to provide high performance service in
areas of utility, city management and business development...
A recent study conducted by the Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German corporation for international
co-operation, found a high level of confidence in the integrity and
independence of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The Judicial
Integrity Scan also commended the Court for its institutional design,
organisational capacities and the competencies of the staff. The study
was based on the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct which aim to
establish standards of judicial integrity internationally...
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface
temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping
began in 1880.
Globally, 2019 temperatures were second only to
those of 2016 and continued the planet's long-term warming trend: the
past five years have been the warmest of the last 140 years...
Marissa Capron of St. Anne's High School received the third
place prize of $1,000 in the senior division of the Florida Caribbean
Cruise Association's (FFCA) 2019 Children's Poster Contest. As part of
her prize, her school also received $1,000. The annual competition again
invited students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to
submit entries. Last year's’ theme “Solutions For Ocean Pollution”
sought to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean
students, while effectively educating our younger generation on the
importance of environmental protection. (L to R) Monique V. Hepburn,
Director of Cruise and Maritime in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation...
Dr. Stephanie Melyon-Reinette is in St. Martin to deliver the 33rd
annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
“Valuing Excellence in Caribbean Arts” is the theme of the lecture at
the Chamber of Commerce Building in Spring Concordia, Marigot, at 7:30
PM, said Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF).
“I look forward to the lecture and the positive discussion,” said Dr.
Melyon, a psychologist and performance artist who arrived from
Guadeloupe on Tuesday. For 33 years CLF has opened its island-wide
cultural calendar on January 15 with the MLK, Jr. lecture...