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