With a low pressure area categorized tracking towards The Bahamas and
soon expected to become a Tropical Storm, Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance, Hon. Peter Turnquest, along with Parliamentary
Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Hon. Iram Lewis, on Friday
wanted to get an update on work being carried out on the seawall at
The Deputy Prime Minister and the Parliamentary
Secretary, August 18, 2017, invited members of the press along to meet
with the Contractor for the latest news concerning the much-anticipated
project in the Smith’s Point Community...
Nassau, Bahamas, August 20, 2017— This Saturday, Solomon’s Super Center
is helping parents and students get in gear for back-to-school with a
trade show and community outreach initiative. Beginning at noon, more
than 15 clubs and afters chool programs will showcase activities for
students heading into the fall semester. Vendors will also be on hand
sampling healthy snack options to fill lunchboxes and offering tips for
hair, skin and dental care. During the event, shoppers will have a
chance to support the AIDS Foundation of The Bahamas’ After School
Program by donating new uniforms, clothing, school supplies and food to
the non-profit initiative spearheaded by the Zonta Club of Nassau.
already August and before we know it, our children will be
back-to-school. Each year, we put on the trade show to help parents plan
for the upcoming semester. It’s a way for them to find reputable
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday 19th August 2017.
are that shortly after 3:00am, a male reported that while at a business
establishment on East Sunrise Highway, he was accosted by three males
one of whom was brandishing a firearm and robbed him of a black Chevy
Impala vehicle and
ALICE TOWN, BIMINI — July 25, 2017 — Bimini Big Game Club Resort and
Marina, host to some of The Bahamas’ most legendary fishing
tournaments, is pleased to announce that Wahoo Smackdown IX, will take
place November 9-12, 2017.
The ever-popular and authentic Bahamian
offshore tournament, led by longtime Bimini Big Game Club dockmaster,
Captain Robbie Smith, has drawn thousands of anglers to the island since
its inception and has become an annual tradition for many.
more than 50-record-setting catches from the waters that surround the
island, Bimini has earned its title of Sport Fishing Capital of the
World and, come winter, is considered a prime location for wahoo due to
its position in the Gulf Stream
The Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health wishes to
advise the general public that on August 21st, 2017 between the hours of
1pm to 5pm the Bahamas will experience a Partial Eclipse.
Partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and
Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.
Ministry of Health wishes to further advise that while enjoying this
event, looking directly at the sun without the correct eye protection,
even for a short time, can cause permanent damage to your retinas, a
light-sensitive part of the eye that transmits what you see to your
Police have launched an island-wide manhunt for the suspects
responsible for three separate shootings that have left three men dead
on Friday 18th August 2017.
In the first incident, around 8:00am,
Police received a report of a man found dead on Hospital Lane.
Responding officers arrived in the scene where they met the lifeless
body of a male in the passenger seat of a truck who had been shot. The
man was pronounced dead on the scene.
Then shortly after 8:00am, Police received a report of a man found dead
in bushes off Step Street, Fox Hill. Responding officers arrived in the
scene where they met the lifeless body of a male who had been shot. The
man was pronounced dead on the scene...
The 47th Annual Bernie Butler/BASRA Swim race is scheduled to take
place August 19 at Coral Beach from 9:00 a.m. the much anticipated
annual event is the largest Swim race and beach party of the year.
after the competition is the beach party from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m,
the U. S. Coast Guard returns with their dramatic demonstrations which
includes a chase and a rescue scene.
BASRA Chairman Eddie Whan
explained that this year they plan even more activities than before
including; Tug-O-War, egg toss and more. Wahn expressed his enthusiasm
to confirm the return of Grand Bahama's ever popular Uppercut 242...
The patio of
Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday
nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy
"Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy
the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with
live entertainment by Tim Tibbitts.
Our bar menu will be available outside waterside
all evening and
happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm. Make the best of the
last day of the weekend by enjoying a casual atmosphere with great
entertainment. We have
burgers, dips, sushi, wings, and more!
Check out the
special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...
Creative Nassau, in collaboration with The Central Bank of The Bahamas
and the Inter-American Development Bank, invites the public to The
Orange Economy Webinar on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Central Bank
Conference Room from 9am – 1pm. The webinar will examine and discuss
the benefits of this economic model, which centres on the immense value
that can be derived from the creative industries for the country and the
Due to limited seating at the Central Bank, the public
is urged to reserve their space for this valuable seminar as soon as
possible by registering on the Creative Nassau website’s “CONTACT US”
page at www.creativenassau.com...
Sterling Global Financial Lauds Forbes Magazine’s Ranking Bahamas First
for Real Estate Investors, Re-affirms Company’s Belief, Growing
Investment in Country
Sterling Global Financial, a broad-based
real estate and international financial services provider with US$9
billion in assets under administration and management, today applauded
Forbes magazine’s ranking The Bahamas as the world’s number one choice
for real estate investment.
“The decision by the respected Forbes’
Real Estate Council is, in our view, not only terrific for business but
re-affirms our belief in this country and our clients’ faith in the
future of The Bahamas,” said Sterling Chairman David Kosoy.
Sterling, the multiple award-winning firm that specializes in r
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (left)
poses with President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, during the recent
9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala, Uganda. The focus
of the meeting was resourcing and financing Youth Development. More
than 200 Youth Ministers, senior government officials and youth
delegates met with NGOs and international agencies to explore various
ways of accessing funding for youth initiatives. The Bahamas delegation
also had bilateral discussions with member states relative to deepening
cooperation in the area of youth development...
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has called for a formal
partnership between the region's tourism sector and those responsible
for implementing the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act,
known as H.R. 2939.
The Act, which was passed in the United
States Congress on Dec. 13, 2016 and signed into law by then U.S.
President Barack Obama three days later, mandates a new long-term
strategy to strengthen ties between Washington, D.C. and the Caribbean
region. It is designed to increase the security, prosperity and
well-being of the people of the United States and the Caribbean.
the importance of the Act to Caribbean tourism at a recent meeting in
Washington, D.C., CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley referenced a tourism
working group established by Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Nassau ,Bahamas - The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX)
is pleased to announce that the Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund
Ltd. (the Fund) has successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing
Process. As a result, the Fund’s shares have now been added to the
roster of funds listed on the Exchange. The Oil & Gas Opportunity
Lending Fund Ltd. is an open-ended mutual fund.
Oil & Gas
Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd. is incorporated as an International
Business Company under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and
was restructured as a Segregated Accounts Company as defined in the
Segregated Accounts Companies Act, 2004.
In speaking of the
Listing, Ivan Hopper, Chief Executive Officer of The Winterbotham Trust
Company Limited stated: “We are pleased to have sponsored the listing of
the Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis met with officials of the
Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) Thursday (August 17, 2017) during
a visit at the BGGA’s Headquarters, located Marcus Bethel Way and West
Bay Street. The BGGA is a non-profit, voluntary organization for girls
and young women.
Prime Minister Minnis was accompanied by His
Excellency, Joshua Sears, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Prime
Minister. The Girl Guides Movement has been in existence in The Bahamas
for more than 100 years (102 to be exact).
Prime Minister Minnis
lauded the organization for the “outstanding work” they have done, and
continue to do, in training and developing thousands of Bahamian girls
and young women into productive, responsible and contributing members of
reports, around 7:00pm, Southwestern Division officers were on routine
patrol on Carmichael Road, when they saw a man standing outside a
restaurant who aroused their suspicion...
22 arrested, 41 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile
Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the
ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the
arrest of twenty-two (24) persons during the past 48 hours for,
stealing, house breaking threats of death...
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard applauded
the exchange of about 20 books by Bahamian authors with New York
State's Cornell University and called the initiative “powerful.”
the extent that we can have more Bahamian publications placed in
libraries around the world, it would increase the appreciation that
persons have for The Bahamas – that we are more than sand, sun and sea,”
Minister Pintard said at the Official Ceremony marking the exchange,
held at the National Art Gallery, August 16, 2017.
According to a
release by the Ministry, Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies, distinguished
professor of African Studies and English at the African Studies Research
Center at Cornell University presented and donated an Encyclopedia of
the African Diaspora...
The Consumer Protection Commission’s (CPC) newly-appointed board held
its first meeting on Friday August 11th 2017. In attendance was Minister
of Labor, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes who has responsibility for
Minister Foulkes’ five-year strategic plan for
CPC was laid out. CPC will employ strategies that are consistent with
the following guiding principles/core values:
Emphasis will be
placed on educating the consumer; sustainable consumption of goods and
services; competitive market in goods and services...
Parenting is an important, full-time job which requires the distribution
of an endless amount of love, affection, and guidance. As a parent, it
is important to build a community of supporters who can alleviate any
stressors associated with parenting, in addition to developing healthy
habits for you and your child(ren) which makes it easier for you to cope
Mommy and Me Workouts are beneficial to both mother
and child. Such workouts can begin when the baby is still in the womb,
helping the mother to strengthen her pelvic floor muscles and increase
flexibility during pregnancy in order to prepare her body for labour.
Post pregnancy, Mommy and Me Workouts regulate changing hormones to
prevent postpartum depression. For the baby, it creates the adoption of
an active, healthy lifestyle which should continue throughout their
The Medical Fitness Department at Bahamas Medical Center
(BMC) offers Mommy and Me Workouts for Pre and Post Natal mothers and
their child or children...
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) joined
forces with Marco City MP Michael Pintard to facilitate the community's
annual Back to School Drive, set for August 26th. The Company donated
school supplies including backpacks and pens, to ensure that students
within the Marco City Constituency return to the classroom ready to
embrace the challenges of the new school year.
are BTC Marketing Interns Brianna Delancy & Zachary Butler.
Assistant to the Member of Parliament Mr. Eden Butler who accepted on
behalf of Marco City MP Michael Pintard and BTC Events and Sponsorship
Coordinator Davina Rutherford...
Travel industry executives paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry, and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry, August 16, 2017. Pictured from left are: Executive Vice-President, Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Suzanne Pattusch; Minister Brent Symonette; and President & CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) Vernice Walkine.
Official photos by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services...
At 5:00am Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Gert Was Located Near Latitude
41.7°north And Longitude 54.0° West Or About 350 Miles South Of Cape
Race Newfoundland Or 525 Miles East-southeast Of Halifax Nova Scotia.
Gert Is Moving Toward The East-northeast At 39 Mph And This Motion Is
Expected To Continue Today. A Slower Northeastward To
East-northeastward Motion Is Expected On Friday...