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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

As International Financial Centre, Bahamas must keep up with constant change - Sep 17, 2018 - 1:54:02 PM


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said The Bahamas operates in an environment of constant change when it comes to the international financial sector, particularly when it comes to international codes of conduct.

“In the region, when it comes to keeping pace with the ever-evolving standards, we know the challenges all too well,” DPM Turnquest said at the two-day AML/CFT Anti-Money Laundering: Countering the Financing of Terrorism 2018 Risk Management Conference at Baha Mar, Monday, September 17, 2018...

Community

CIBC FirstCaribbean helps kids get back to school all prim and proper - Sep 17, 2018 - 11:49:59 AM


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The Salvation Army and CIBC FirstCaribbean have teamed up during one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year for some parents, to provide school uniforms to a number of students.

Salvation Army Community Relations Associate Melanese Coakley said, “Always at this time of year people are seeking uniforms to send their children back to school. We try to help meet this need through our ‘Back to School’ program...

Community

University of The Bahamas appoints General Counsel - Sep 17, 2018 - 11:25:33 AM


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Accomplished commercial and civil litigator and legal professional Mrs. Tracy Ferguson-Johnson has been appointed General Counsel at University of The Bahamas (UB), responsible for providing the vision, planning, strategic direction and operational management of the Office of the General Counsel.

In this capacity, Mrs. Ferguson-Johnson will manage the University’s legal representation in all litigation and administrative proceedings and provide counsel and advice on compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the statutes of the UB Act.

As General Counsel, she will maintain an appropriate framework for internal controls to ensure and protect the University’s legal interests and reduce its legal risks...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates overnight armed robberies and suspicious deaths - Shooting incident - Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57:10 AM


Police investigates overnight armed robberies: In the first incident, according to reports, shortly before 9:00pm, Sunday, 16th September, 2018 two men armed with firearms, entered a pharmacy located near Baillou Hill Road and Carmichael Road, held an employee at bay and robbed the establishment of cash, before making good their escape into a nearby residential community...

Police investigates suspicious deaths: - Police on New Providence are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two persons, Sunday, 16th September, 2018...

Shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Sunday, 16th September, 2018 which left two adult male with injuries...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF Abaco: Armed robbery - Sep 17, 2018 - 8:39:14 AM


Police in Abaco are investigating an armed robbery at a residence in Leisure Lee, Abaco.

Reports are that on Sunday 16th September 2018, shortly after 8:00pm, police were called to a residence in the Leisure Lee area, where it was reported that three masked and armed men, entered a home, held up the occupants and robbed them of a quantity of jewelry, a shot gun and a 2013 champagne colored Buick Lacrosse...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Forearm recovered - Sep 17, 2018 - 7:34:06 AM


Reports are that on Sunday 16th September 2018, shortly after 3:00pm, officers of the Central Detective Unit, while on mobile patrol in the area of Tasman Close, observed a group of males congregated in that area. The men on seeing the officers fled in different directions. Officers then checked the area and discovered a black Smith and Wesson pistol with no ammunition...

Community : Grand Bahama

LIS and EARTHCARE, Gold Rock Beach, International Coastal Cleanup 2018, 550 lbs of marine debris removed - Sep 16, 2018 - 5:51:04 PM


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Early on Saturday morning, September 15th, 2018 twenty-four 24 students from Lucaya International School (LIS)  on Grand Bahama Island and 11 EARTHCARE volunteers arrived at Gold Rock Beach International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) 2018 (coordinated by the Sustainable Tourism Committee of the Ministry of Tourism), at Lucayan National Park, in east Grand Bahama Island. Gail Woon, Zone Captain for Gold Rock Beach was ecstatic to have worked, once again, with the students from Lucaya International School (LIS) and EARTHCARE volunteers...

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Lucayan Renewal Holdings Ltd. Chairman, Official Visit - Sep 16, 2018 - 12:40:58 PM

The Chairman and Directors of Lucayan Renewal Holdings, the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for the purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort, met officially with the management, staff and unions of that resort today.  The Board gave the assurance that the staff would not be prejudiced in any way and that they would have the option to volunteer for separation packages at the appropriate time.

The SPV and its Board assumed operational control and management of the Resort at the request of Hutchison in the early hours of the 11th of September 2018.  During the meetings participants were informed that the SPV, will take over officially, upon the closing set for September 21st, 2018 following the approval of the Resolution to...

Bahamas Weather

News items: Tropical Depression Florence and Joyce; Post-Tropical Cyclone Helene - Sep 16, 2018 - 12:02:00 PM


NEWS ITEM ON POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE HELENE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018...

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION JOYCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018...

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION FLORENCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018...

Columns : Screen Scene

Predator - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Sep 16, 2018 - 10:20:03 AM


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The leader of a team of military special forces operatives is sent with them on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent to assist in a nefarious government plan in the jungles of a foreign country. While there he encounters a former military buddy who is now working with a government organization to squelch a joint effort of foreign and local armies operating in the area. After the elite team dispatches the entrenched armed force, they soon find themselves being picked off by a camouflaged opponent with weapons not of this world...

Community

Commander of Defence Force extends condolences following traffic fatalities - Sep 16, 2018 - 7:14:23 AM


A member of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is currently assisting Police with investigations following a traffic accident earlier this morning in which two pedestrians succumbed to their injuries.

According to reports, the tragic incident occurred on Marathon Road  around 1:00 a.m. September 16. The person involved was an off-duty (Woman) Marine of the Royal Bahamas Defence driving a private vehicle at the time. The unfortunate incident resulted in a male and female pedestrian succumbing to their injuries...

Sales & Promotions

Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE - Sep 16, 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 : Local

Defence Force’s Harbour Patrol Unit Makes Arrest - Sep 15, 2018 - 11:32:09 PM


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Two American citizens are in Police custody after they were found in possession of suspected drugs and weapons by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines on Friday afternoon.

While on patrol shortly after 12:00 pm, Patrol craft P-115, coxswained by Leading Seaman William Burns conducted a routine boarding and search of a blue and white Contender in the area of Nassau Harbour east. Results of the search uncovered a small quantity of suspected marijuana onboard. Further search of the vessel also uncovered 2 pistols, 1 shotgun and a total of 262 rounds of ammunition...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Alleged Suicide - Sep 15, 2018 - 10:39:24 PM


Reports are that on Saturday 15th September 2018, shortly before 6:00pm, police were called to a residence in Malibu Reef, where the body of an adult female was discovered hanging in a home. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. Police are actively investigating this matter.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS.)...

News : Local

Defence Force Helps to Find Missing Female - Sep 15, 2018 - 9:04:10 PM


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Family and friends expressed gratitude for assistance provided by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in conducting an extensive search for Ms. Amber Weech, who was reported missing since Wednesday.

Immediately, after receiving information of her last known whereabouts, members of the Defence Force’s Coastal Security team assisted family and community members in carrying out an area-wide search for Ms. Weech. The search was led by Petty Officer Frederick Clarke along the coastline, in nearby woods, and throughout local communities...

Community

Environmental Groups denounce efforts to ‘buy off’ residents - Sep 15, 2018 - 7:24:12 AM


With a renewed campaign aimed at protecting and preserving Lighthouse Point, various concerned environmental partners have been moved by the outpouring of support. “Not only has the campaign successfully raised public awareness – and reached the set goal of over 25 thousand signatures on the petition to the Prime Minister,” said Re-Earth President, Sam Duncombe, “but we have introduced new generations of Eleutherans and Bahamians to the awe-inspiring beauty of the point.”

As stewards of the environment, members of Re-Earth and Save The Bays were saddened by reports of a counter-campaign on this island in support of the Disney commercial development... 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspect arraigned on fraud matters - Sep 14, 2018 - 3:12:01 PM


Travis Alexander Coakley aka “Justin Thompson” age 24 years of Exuma, was arraigned on Friday 14th September 2018, before Magistrate Renkin Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on (42) counts of Fraud by False Pretenses. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and the matters were adjourned to the 3rd – 5th December 2018 and the 22nd - 24th January 2019 for trial. He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until trial...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Labour Minister pledges more jobs for persons in Cruise Ship Sector - Sep 14, 2018 - 12:35:01 PM


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The Minister of Labour, Senator the Honourable Dion A. Foulkes is pledging the Government’s commitment to do all in its power to create more rewarding job opportunities for persons interested in working in the cruise ship and maritime sectors.

This comes just days after Minister Foulkes and the Honourable Renward Wells, Minister of Transport and Local Government led a delegation that visited Carnival Corporation’s Center for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART) facilities in Almere, The Netherlands...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

First steps toward resolving land ownership issue For BARC residents - Sep 14, 2018 - 12:21:13 PM


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Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, Hon. Michael Pintard hosted residents of the North Andros farming community at the Bahamas Agricultural Research Center (BARC) to a special town hall meeting Wednesday, September 5. The meeting gave residents the opportunity to share their concerns and ask questions on the transfer of ownership of public land that was leased to the original tenants in the early 1970s by the Government of The Bahamas.

Addressing the meeting, Minister Pintard reassured the residents that the Minnis Administration is committed to resolving the ownership issue that may one day see land grants given to residents that want to farm.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministries of Health and Public Service Office Closures - Sep 14, 2018 - 11:52:25 AM


The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Public Service would like to advise the public that due to having no utilities, their offices on Meeting Street will be closed today, Friday, September 14, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused...

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