Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a
shooting incident, which has left one male dead and another with
According to reports, shortly after
2:00am, Friday, 13th July, 2018, a male was walking on the eastern side
of the clinic on Baillou Hill Road, when he saw a male being chased by a
group of men, who shot both him and the male before running away.
Emergency Medical Services Personnel were called to the scene and
attempted to revive one of the injured victims, but were unsuccessful...
Reports are that on Saturday 7th July 2018 shortly after 1:00am, a
traffic accident occurred on Queen Street, Sandy Point, Abaco, involving
a gray 1998 Nissan Altima and a male pedestrian. The victim was
transported to the Sandy Point Government Clinic via private vehicle
where he was seen by doctor and later airlifted to New Providence for
further medical attention.
On Thursday 12th July 2018, the victim succumbed to his injuries...
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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American
Development Foundation (PADF) today agreed to support the governments of
countries receiving Venezuelan migrants. The main objective of the
agreement is to implement actions in areas related to the protection and
local integration of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, the development
of social inclusion policies, and the generation of economic
opportunities that facilitate their autonomy and allow them to
contribute to the communities that receive them.
At the signing
ceremony, the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, referred to the
magnitude of the exodus of Venezuelan citizens and the social and
political implications of the situation...
Omar Davis, 17-year-old, C.I. Gibson Senior High School 2018
Valedictorian, along with his mother Ms. Gia Whymns, recently paid a
courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis at Churchill
Building. Looking on are Chief Operating Officer/Prime Minister's
Delivery Unit, Viana Gardiner (second right) and First Assistant
Secretary Donette Williamson (right)...
In keeping with his government’s commitment to making it easier for
young Bahamians to own their own homes, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon.
Hubert Minnis officially launched the Serviced Lots Initiative at Sunset
Close Subdivision Extension on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
Located in the busy hub of the Carmichael Road area, approval was given for the subdivision’s extension in 2016...
After back-to-back meetings with the staff of the Youth and Sports
Divisions, on July 12, 2018 Director of Sports Timothy Munnings, along
with Consultant Mike Sands, led a tour of his division for Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle. During the short
tour, she had a chance to informally discuss plans and developments for
the division, its reach into the wider community, and also to interact
with summer students assigned to the division.
Heads of a Shanty Town Action Task Force led by Senator the Hon. Dion
Foulkes, Minister of Labour, presented findings of a survey of shanty
towns on Faith Avenue west, the eastern side of Bacardi Road, and off
Golden Isles Road at a press conference, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the
National Training Agency.
Reports were given by heads of
committees representing the Ministry of Works, Water and Sewerage
Corporation, Bahamas Power and Light, Ministry of Social Services,
Ministry of Agriculture, Royal Bahamas Police Force...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
spoke to members of the Bahamas Christian Council on the 2018/19 Budget
at the Assemblies of God Auditorium, Thursday, July 12, 2018.
Jade Mountain resort is the number one hotel in St. Lucia, according to
readers of the influential Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine, which also
placed its sister hotel Anse Chastanet in the top five on the island.
According to the magazine's 2018 World's Best Awards, the renowned
resorts took the first and third place, respectively, on the island of
St. Lucia, and second and sixth spots, respectively, in the Caribbean,
Bermuda, and the Bahamas category. Additionally, Jade Mountain was
ranked among the Top 100 Hotels in the World.
The Organization of American States (OAS) deployed six electoral
observation missions in five countries of the Americas in 2017, with 373
international experts and observers present at more than 2,000 polling
stations, according to the Annual Report of the OAS Department of
Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO) presented this week. The
OAS Missions observed presidential, legislative, municipal, local and
parliamentary elections that affected the lives of more than 43 million
citizens of the Americas.
On July 10th and 11th 2018, the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará
Convention (MESECVI) and UN Women organized the second external
consultation of experts on femicide/feminicide in Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago. The objective of the meeting was to advance the
consolidation of the draft "Comprehensive Model Law to prevent, punish,
and eradicate violent deaths of women based on their gender
(Femicide/Feminicide)" that is being prepared by the Committee of
Experts of the MESECVI.
While there’s no use crying over spilt milk, to not investigate why the
milk spilt, nor determine how to mitigate against further spills is to
invite more of the same and a recipe for disaster. With this truth
established the Allied Sector of Saint Lucia’s tourism must as a
collective identify solutions to the challenges we face as a matter of
Create an Allied Sector Advocacy sub-Committee consisting of 3 - 5 allied members to champion change…
Establish a business facilitation desk at the SLHTA and/or the Ministry
***image1**It has come to our attention that Minister of Labor Dion Foulkes told
the media that *he consulted with Rights Bahamas regarding the
government’s reprehensible and illegal move to force people from their
If the minister intended this to give the impression that
Rights Bahamas approves of this government’s campaign of rank
discrimination against and abuse of persons of a certain ethnic
background, or that provided any input whatsoever into this government’s
vile plan, this is disingenuous in the extreme.
Congratulations go out to the Winners and Runners-up of our recently
held Junior Nationals. Approximately 70 entrants participated in the
annual tournament. Also, scores of family members, friends, and tennis
enthusiasts came out to cheer for their favourite player. Special
thanks go out to Tournament Director Wesley Rolle, and Ceron Rolle &
Steve Taylor who rendered assistance. Appreciation is also extended to
Christina Galanos, LLb for sponsoring the trophies; Michelle Telecanos
for ensuring that the courts and facility were in order and Nadine
Munroe who assisted with Registration.
Harbour Safaris is the newest Corporate Partner to join The Bahamas
National Trust (BNT) Rewardship Program. BNT Members will now enjoy an
exclusive discount when joining Harbour Safaris' exciting tours.
Bahamas National Trust is a nonprofit, national park management of the
Bahamas which is responsible for the protection of over 2 million acres
of land and sea. Membership is a fundraising mechanism for the BNT, and
the rewardship program invites corporate partners to extend discount
services to card carrying members.
Since the launch of the enrolment phase of NHI Bahamas in April 2017,
approximately 35,000 beneficiaries have enrolled in the program. Now
that the NHI program has been operational for over a year, the National
Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is preparing to launch a Patient
Satisfaction Survey to obtain information from beneficiaries on the
quality of NHI services to date.
The survey, which will be
conducted by phone with beneficiaries over the summer months, will
comprise of a variety of questions relating to NHI Bahamas, including
the overall experience...
In the first incident a male and female were arrested by officers
of the Lucaya Division after they were found in possession of items that
were stolen from a Resort on Princess Isle. Reports are that on
Wednesday 11th July 2018 shortly after 10:00am, police received a
stealing report at a local resort. Officers later arrested the suspects
who were found in possession of all items.
the second incident on the same date, shortly after 12:00pm, Officers of
the Drug Enforcement Unit, arrest a male after he was found in
possession of a quantity of marijuana and cocaine...