On 17 January, 2018 the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) was
notified by Nassau Air Traffic Control that an aircraft N62769, a Piper
Aztec, six seater aircraft went missing around 8:00am while enroute to
the Lynden Pindling International Airport from San Andros Airport.
and Rescue assets with assistance from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force,
the United States Coast Guard and BASRA, as well as other aircraft from
Nassau and local boaters in Andros, participated in the search for the
missing aircraft and its occupants.
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Female Golfers from around the world will compete at the 2018 Pure Silk
Bahamas LPGA Classic, and the Caribbean Bottling Company Ltd. (CBC) has
returned for the fifth consecutive year as the event’s official
non-alcoholic beverage provider.
“We are excited to once again
return as a sponsor for the LPGA Classic” said Nikia Wells, Marketing
Manager. “Our team is committed to supporting community and sporting
initiatives around the country...
Uganda today inaugurated a new radiotherapy machine to
resume essential treatment services for cancer patients after the
country’s only previous such equipment broke down in 2016. The
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided technical and
financial support for the re-establishment of radiotherapy services in
One male suspect is dead after he confronted police armed with a firearm in the Central Pines, Abaco area.
are that on Friday 19th January 2018, shortly after midnight, police
were called to a business establishment in the Central Pines area, where
it was reported that a male armed with a firearm was discharging into
We are pleased to announce 'Bahamas Information Services Update', a new
multi-media production from Bahamas Information Services (BIS).
new “BIS Update” will comprise audio/visual news briefs broadcast to
keep the Bahamian people, as well as local and international media,
abreast on activities and initiatives undertaken by the Government of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...
According to reports on Wednesday 17th January 2018 shortly before
8:00pm, police received a report of two males who were reportedly
sitting in a small boat anchored at the rear of a business establishment
and have not been seen since.
A search was conducted by Law
Enforcement Officials and Basra. On Thursday 18th January 2018 shortly
after 8:00am, the lifeless body of one male was discovered in waters in
the area of the Bimini Harbor. A search will continue for the other
Clad head to toe in warm clothes with woolly hats, socks, vests and
stout walking shoes, 28 eager volunteers in five groups set off at
sunrise on a recent Sunday morning to count birds, a globally recorded
annual labour of love for the Audubon Society. Well-equipped with the
required cameras, binoculars and note pads, members of the Bird Club of
New Providence mirrored similar excursions by members in Grand Bahama,
Abaco and Andros.
The Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird
Count provides invaluable data to scientists and researchers all over
the world and helps fuel The Bahamas’ own popular bird watching tourism
The Government signed a new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas
Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union at the Ministry of the
Public Service, Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance the Hon. Brensil
Rolle thanked the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes who
he said was instrumental and extremely focused on ensuring that the
negotiations concluded in the shortest possible time...
Scotiabank is a proud gold sponsor of the 46th Annual Red Cross Ball,
themed Code Red. The Ball is a major fundraiser in aid of the Society
and its social outreach, disaster preparedness and emergency relief
“Scotiabank recognizes the importance of partnering
with community organizations like The Bahamas Red Cross Society and have
supported their efforts since we started operating in The Bahamas more
than 60 years ago,” said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing
& Public Relations, Scotiabank Caribbean North...
The AIDS Foundation is getting a much-needed facelift for the New Year,
having ended 2017 in dire need of a new kitchen and other renovations.
Now, the finishing touches are being added to a set of new cabinets soon
to be installed, thanks to a donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean.
our afterschool program, we have a part-time cook who prepares a meal
for the kids – the idea being that once they have a meal then at the end
of the day they’ll be able to take their medication,” said Lady Camille
The Government of The Bahamas will “respond aggressively” to
recommendations made by the Ease of Doing Business Committee in an
effort to address the global outlook on ease of doing business in The
The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Committee was appointed
last year by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis after a 2017
World Bank Annual Report listed The Bahamas as 119 out of 190 countries
for ease of doing business.
The Department of Labour will hold a Construction Job Fair on Saturday,
20th January in response to recent increase in demand for construction
industry workers. The event will be held at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym
from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Director of Labour, Mr. A. Robert
Farquharson made the announcement during a press conference held at the
Department of Labour on Rosetta Street on Thursday, 18th January. The
Department has partnered with the Bahamas Contractors Association for
The implementation of the Commercial Enterprises Act will assist
Bahamians at home “and in the Diaspora abroad” in the creation, and
development, of small and medium-sized businesses, Prime Minister, Dr.
the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday.
The Act was passed in the House of Assembly on November 22, 2017 and in the Senate on December 4, 2017...
Delivering the keynote address during the Opening Session of the 27th
Annual Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar, Prime Minister Minnis said the
Act will encourage both domestic and foreign investment in The Bahamas...
I am deeply saddened by the confirmed reports of a fatal plane crash
traveling from Andros en route to New Providence that claimed the lives
of a pilot and his five passengers – all Bahamian nationals. On behalf
of the Democratic National Alliance, I express sincere condolences to
the families and loved ones of each victim. We look forward to a swift
and thorough investigation of the crash by the relevant authorities in
the public interest.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victim’s families and the wider community in Andros...
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre,
welcomed Members of Toastmasters International District 47 comprising
Clubs of South East Florida and The Bahamas, along Darren LaCroix, 2001
World Champion of Public Speaking, in a Courtesy Call at Government
House on Monday, January 15, 2017. Pictured from left: Kendra Munroe,
Ivan Thompson, Leonardo Burrows, H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Darren
LaCroix, Andre Kelly and Lynette Bowleg...
The excellent and enduring work of the men and women of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force has led to yet more illegal firearms being taken
from the streets of New Providence, and three adult males taken into
custody in two separate incidents, on Wednesday, 18th January, 2018.
the first incident, shortly before 9:00pm, officers from the Mobile
Division, responded to a report of gunshots being heard on Fire Trail
Road, near to Bahamas Faith Ministries Church. Upon arrival at that
location, officers saw a man sitting in a vehicle, acting in a
Police on Long Island are investigation the circumstance surrounding a
house fire in which a man perished, on Wednesday, 18th January, 2018.
Shortly after 11:00pm, police were called to the scene of a house fire
at Salt Pond, Long Island. With the assistance of residence, officers
were able to extinguish the fire. A search was conducted of the interior
of the burnt structure and the lifeless body of a male, which was burnt
beyond recognition, was discovered...
A 23 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco is in police custody after he
was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.
are that on Wednesday 17th January 2018 shortly after 10:00pm, officers
arrest a 23 year old male in the Central Pines, Dundas Town area, after
he was found in possession of a .380 pistol with a magazine containing
six .380 live rounds of ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned
before the Magistrate Court later this week...