The government has signed what is being called a ‘landmark’ document on
behalf of the country. The Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed a
‘Declaration of Intent on Flight Information Region’ (FIR) with the
United States via the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The government also signed a second document – a Radar Data Sharing partnership.
ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration
at the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre, March 22, 2017...
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, the Royal Bahamas Police Force is reporting
that, through two coordinated operations, 6 firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized over a
In the first incident, which occurred around 9:30pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, officers assigned to
the Selective Enforcement Team were conducting an operation on East Street South, when they saw a
man acting in a suspicious manner. He was accosted, searched and a 9mm pistol and fifteen rounds of
ammunition taken from his waistband. The man was subsequently arrested and taken into custody...
Minister of Social Services and Community Development Mrs. Melanie
Griffin recently addressed the 61st Session on the Commission on the
Status of Women to share The Bahamas' perspective on "Women in the
Changing World of Work".
"It is undeniable that women across the globe have made notable progress in many spheres of society," said Minister Griffin.
reality also holds true for The Bahamas – particularly in the area of
education, where females represent more than 50 percent of graduates at
the secondary and tertiary levels...
Did you know that one of the best places to dine in the
Caribbean is open for lunch? Come in and enjoy our waterside South
Beach-style atmosphere featuring our house made burgers which are the
best on the island! We have lots of gluten free options.
for the business lunch meeting or a gathering with the girlfriends.
Dine inside in our cool a/c or outside on the water's edge in the
Flying Fish offers Lunch, Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm...
Nassau, Bahamas - On Saturday, Bahamas Judo had its final selection tournament for CARIFTA 2017.
"We are proud that the team comes from all levels of our society," said D'Arcy Rahming, President of Bahamas Judo.
islands of New Providence, Abaco, Acklins and Andros are represented,
as well as students from Lyford Cay, S.A.C., Doris Johnson, C.H. Reeves,
R.M. Bailey, St. Andrews, QC, St Johns, the Nazareth Center, and the
University of the Bahamas...
The Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) team recently visited Grand
Bahama to personally thank sponsors in the second city for their
commitment to the award-winning endurance event. The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Grand Bahama Power Company, Graham, Thompson & Co.,
Pharmachem, Sawyer's Fresh Market and TheBahamasWeekly.com were all
presented with thank you plaques, medals and gifts.
The Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure(r) and Marathon Bahamas will be held on January 13-14, 2018 respectively...
As a part of the activities to celebrate Forestry Week, Christopher
Russell, Director, Ministry of the Environment and Housing, with
responsibility for Forestry Awareness, visited Grand Bahama on Thursday,
Among the activities for the week have been a Proclamation
by the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie; panel
discussions with high school students to educate them on Forestry and a
Town Meeting held on Thursday evening at East End...
Melbourne, FL – Elite Airways LLC today announced the introduction of
nonstop jet service to the island of Bimini starting at $99 each way*
Beginning on April 27, Elite Airways will operate two flights per day on
Thursdays and Sundays between Orlando Melbourne International Airport
(MLB) and South Bimini Airport (BIM). The new route offers east-central
Florida residents with a convenient alternative to driving or flying to
south Florida or the gulf coast to catch a flight to Bimini. Tickets are
now available for purchase at 877-393-2510 and EliteAirways.com.
just 50 miles off Florida’s coast and known as Ernest Hemingway’s
favorite escape, Bimini is the closest Bahamian island to the U.S. with
miles of secluded beaches, four-star hotels, and the Resorts World
Bimini Casino and Marina...
Members of The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Grand
Bahama Island, paid a courtesy call on the Ministry for Grand Bahama on
Thursday, March 23. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize the
Ministry with their functions and challenges.
Shown from left are:
Lester Ferguson, Executive Secretary, Commission; Pauline Bowen-Forbes,
Senior Welfare Officer, Disability Affairs Unit of the Department of
Social Services; Maxine Stubbs, Commissioner; Harcourt Brown, Senior
Under Secretary, Ministry for Grand Bahama; Melvin Seymour, Permanent
Secretary, Ministry for Grand Bahama; DeCosta Bethel, Chairman; Anthony
Hamilton, Commissioner; Dorothea Gomez, Chief Welfare Officer,
Department of Social Services...
The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is aware of the meat
scandal unfolding in Brazil relative to food inspectors taking bribes to
allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. Sr. Blairo Maggi,
Brazil's Agriculture Minister, advised that the government of Brazil has
suspended exports from 21 meat-processing units.
public health and food safety in The Bahamas, the Minister for
Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, has announced a precautionary ban of meat imports from Brazil...
You know, many times people only say sorry when they get caught. But,
it’s too late for the PLP to say sorry. It’s too late for them to say
sorry about 600 murders on their watch, and the worse crime record ever
in The Bahamas. It’s too late to say sorry to the thousands of Bahamians
who lost their jobs, even though the PLP promised 10,000 jobs in their
The sad truth is that the highest period of
unemployment ever experienced in the history of The Bahamas occurred not
under just any PLP administration. It happened under this PLP
administration! It happened on Perry Christie’s watch!
Top spellers received top awards from BTC last Sunday. Jee’von Pratt, a
seventh grade student at St. Augustine’s College won the National
Spelling Bee and will go on to participate in the Scripts competition.
BTC PR Manager, Indira Collie noted that, “BTC was proud to partner with
the National Spelling Bee. We are encouraged by the efforts of these
kids and we were happy to be able to reward them with a special token
The top three students received 4G-LTE smart phones...
Shangani Fashion's debut presentation during New York Fashion Week
conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories.
Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style.
Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in
Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name
"Shoshangani" means traveler. Shangani Fashion is a brand inspired by
the experience of travel and the exposure of different cultures.
by Shangani's Designers merge their travel experiences with colorful
ethnic prints, and contemporary shapes to create a high fashion,
ready-to-wear look. Traditional African fabrics with a modern mix, is
the passion behind Shangani Fashions...
Citizens for a Better Bahamas Chairman Lemarque Campbell recently
attended the ParlAmericas conference that was held in San Jose, Costa
Rica from March 16th to 18th, 2017. Parliamentarians and civil society
representatives, from 25 countries within the Latin America and
Caribbean region, attended the conference to discuss ways to strengthen
the ties between citizens and legislatures. Mr. Campbell was invited to
present on the importance of a Freedom of Information Act and governance
issues affecting the Bahamas.
Mr. Campbell commented, "Our work
continues until we see a strong Freedom of Information Act, not only
passed, but actually enacted and implemented in the Bahamas..."
Aspiring Bahamian Child Actors
Afforded a 2-Day Experience with “LETHAL WEAPON” star Danny Glover,
Jeffrey Poitier, Charmaine Neville, and more...
Acclaimed Hollywood actor/director, Danny Glover, will
be featured alongside other top industry talents during the Bahamas
Artist Movement (BAM) 2017 Dream Project Masterclass Workshop.
One hundred (100) Bahamian students from Nassau and Eleuthera will get a
once in a lifetime opportunity to be coached in acting by Glover,
famous for his dramatic roles in blockbuster films like “Lethal Weapon”
and “The Colour Purple”...
“It’s unfortunate, though far from surprising, that Prime Minister
Christie’s baseless rhetoric over the last five years has replaced
constructive dialogue on how to clear the hurdles that stand in the way
of progress for all Bahamians. This rhetoric continues with Jerome
Fitzgerald’s recent statements that myself and the FNM are ‘pulling and
rooting against the Bahamian people’ with regard to Baha Mar’s scheduled
opening. Nothing could be further from the truth as we have stated
publicly all along. It’s a shame that he and his PLP comrades would
spread these lies in an attempt to continue to avoid transparent
disclosure of the details that Bahamians want and deserve to know.”
“The PLP calls it a ‘soft’ opening but as the details continue to leak
out, the Bahamian people are left with the sinking feeling once again of
what amounts to a ‘fake’ opening as they hear things like the resort is
not taking reservations for this opening..."
A recent cooperation agreement between Damen and VSTEP has been
established for the delivery of a NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator
with Alphatron Marine equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The
delivery is part of the Sandy Bottom Project, which sees the Defence
Force acquire a range of Damen patrol vessels, upgrade its existing
fleet and develop its port and base infrastructure.
Netherlands-based VSTEP is renowned throughout the maritime industry for
its suite of state-of-the-art DNV certified simulators, which
facilitate training in compliance with all design criteria, class and
Another day in the House of the Assembly, another chair left empty by FNM leader Hubert Minnis.
latest no-show performance is a clear indication that he is avoiding
all possibility of being exposed as unable to defend his misstatements
on matters of national importance.
Today, the Prime Minister shared with colleagues that an important
milestone has been realized with the handover of facilities at Baha Mar
by the general contractor to the new owner. The handover will ensure
adequate preparations for the smooth opening next month on April 21st of
the following components of this world class resort...
“The recent robbery of several Parliamentary Registration Department
personnel at the St. Barnabas Church registration station is deeply
disturbing and highlights our nations ongoing battle with a stubborn
criminal element fixated on upending the Bahamian way of life. During
our walks and conversations throughout the St. Barnabas Constituency
crime continues to be a primary concern for residents and their
families. The Free National Movement is committed to arresting our
vexing crime problem with the implementation of strategies that have
been shared with the Bahamian people over the past months. We applaud
the tireless efforts of the entire staff of the Parliamentary
Registration Department and extend our deepest regrets and empathy to
their colleagues involved in the unfortunate dramatic ordeal of this
Doongalik Studios is busy preparing for its TS2017 Exhibition under the
theme “Inside/Outside Naturally” which will feature the works of eleven
multi-disciplined artists as a part of the weekend art bus tour of six
Bahamian art galleries on April 1st and 2nd.
pre-event activities will begin in the back gardens on Monday, March 27
when the public is invited to observe Master Sculptor, Antonius Roberts,
as he completes a live installation of the first Sacred Space in
eastern New Providence from 9.30am until 3pm...
The financial mismanagement of this current administration is continuing
unabated without a care or concern in the world. At the end of the
first half of this fiscal year, this administration would have borrowed
some $780 million dollars. This is in addition to the Value Added Tax
money they are collecting and other revenues.
Without question we
do not see the value of that money on the ground in tangible forms.
What we see are promises to do the same things that they promised to do
at the last election...
Contract signings for a total of $800,000 of renovation works to the
South Beach Clinic and the Flamingo Gardens Clinic were implemented in an
official ceremony, March 21, 2017, at South Beach Clinic, by Minister for Grand
Bahama the Hon. Michael Darville and Managing Director of the Public Hospitals
Authority, joined by local contractors.
projected renovations to the Flamingo Gardens and South Beach Health facilities
in New Providence are part of the Government’s ‘accelerated efforts’ to enhance
efficiencies in the delivery of service at local public health institutions
throughout The Bahamas ahead of the phased implementation of National Health
Successive administrations have presided over the annihilation and
shrinking of the Bahamian middle class with each new day bringing about
more negative reports on actions that threaten this vital segment of our
The loss of jobs within our two main industries of
tourism and financial services have exacerbated an already vexing issue
within The Bahamas. Over the last decade, we have witnessed significant
downsizing in both the international and local financial services
sector. While these actions have resulted from international
initiatives, strategic decisions, restructuring, consolidation and
outsourcing of functions within financial institutions...