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Columns : Letters to The Editor

28,000+ Signatures for preservation of Lighthouse Point - Sep 23, 2018 - 3:47:36 PM


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.

I 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.

Every 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...

Bahamian Politics

Davis: No More Bad Deals, Hotel SPA Great Financial Loss To Taxpayers - Sep 23, 2018 - 3:40:51 PM


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...

News : Grand Bahama

Circle Mall Bldg for Sale: CircleMallFpo.com - Sep 23, 2018 - 12:31:12 PM


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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.

Sports

Justin Roberts makes a successful return to ITF Pro Circuit - Sep 23, 2018 - 6:23:25 AM


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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) congratulates Justin Roberts on a successful return back to the Tennis Pro Circuit.

Justin played in the USA F25 Futures held in Laguna Niguel, California where he made it to the second round main draw.

Justin was successful in qualis defeating a cadre of opponents from France, Switzerland and the USA to advance to main draw...

Bahamian Politics

DNA - Grand Lucayan: Fundamental issues remain unaddressed - Sep 22, 2018 - 4:51:50 PM


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 anticipation.

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...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates overnight armed robbery - Overnight traffic fatality - Sep 22, 2018 - 7:47:45 AM


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 September, 2018.

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...

Focus on Fashion

Brittany Noon's Runway to Recovery - Sep 21, 2018 - 11:04:21 PM


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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 designers.

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!

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis officially opens new fire station in Grand Bahama - Sep 21, 2018 - 8:09:25 PM


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Dr. Hon. Hubert A. Minnis says that crime in the country, including the number of homicides, is trending downward.

“Because 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PHA Desires to continue working closely with Health Care Unions - Sep 21, 2018 - 8:04:24 PM


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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 Director, PHA.

“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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PMH’s Corey Newbold Ward gets renovated - Sep 21, 2018 - 7:41:27 PM


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The Corey Newbold Ward at Princess Margaret Hospital has been renovated.  Once completed it should add to the number of beds available at the hospital. 

(Photos/Courtesy of the Ministry of Health)

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Dames pleased to witness opening of Albert J. Miller Complex Police and Fire Station - Sep 21, 2018 - 6:18:17 PM


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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.

Bahamian Politics

Davis criticizes Resort purchase; advises that cost-effective approach should have been taken - Sep 21, 2018 - 6:10:33 PM


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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 Lucayan Resort.

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...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

Bimini police investigating alleged drowning - Sep 21, 2018 - 6:36:02 AM


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...

Sales & Promotions

Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE - Sep 21, 2018 - 1:30:51 AM

Proven to withstand a 152 mph hurricane!

Located 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 ...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grand Lucayan one step closer to full operation - Sep 20, 2018 - 9:03:39 PM


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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.”

He 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Lauds Junkanoo at Senior Parade Seed Funding Presentation - Sep 20, 2018 - 6:09:17 PM


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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.”

“Our 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.”...

Bahamian Politics

Hon. I Chester Cooper House Contribution on the purchase of the Grand Lucayan - Sep 20, 2018 - 6:03:33 PM


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...

Bahamian Politics

Davis warns Parliament that Grand Lucayan Resort Sale is "A Bad Deal!" - Sep 20, 2018 - 5:52:43 PM


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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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas PM Officially opens Small Business Development Centre - Sep 20, 2018 - 5:16:33 PM


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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 20, 2018.

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 Minister...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis Contribution to Debate on Resolution to guarantee the purchase of Grand Lucayan - Sep 20, 2018 - 5:06:04 PM


Nassau, Bahamas - Contribution to the Debate on the Resolution to Guarantee the Purchase of the Grand Lucayan Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister Wednesday, 19 September, 2018:

Mr. Speaker:

I rise in support of this Resolution, a necessary and critical step in the rescue and renewal of Grand Bahama.

The redevelopment of Grand Bahama is essential for the ongoing economic recovery and development of the economy of The Bahamas...

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