With 2018 seeing record fuel prices in Jamaica, Massy Gas Products
Jamaica Limited (Gas Pro) is promoting Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as
an alternative fuel for motor vehicles. The LPG supplier is partnering
with Excel Motors located in Savanna-La-Mar to offer the solution (also
called Autogas) to companies and individuals in Jamaica. After years of
planning, the companies now have a robust offering that provides
savings, improved mileage and improved performance.
“Gas Pro is
excited to lead the introduction of Autogas in Jamaica. We are always
looking for ways to add value to customers and to innovate...
Nuclear power can make a vital contribution to meeting climate change
targets while delivering the increasingly large quantities of
electricity needed for global economic development, according to a new
Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2018, published
this week, has been updated from the last report released in 2016 to
include the latest scientific information and analyses on the link
between energy production and climate change...
Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd used a parenting forum to issue a
public thank you to Commonwealth Bank for its “extraordinary” support to
education and to tell parents that the role they play in their child’s
education cannot be overstated.
minister was speaking at the 9th Annual Parenting Forum on August 25,
held for the first time this year at William Johnson Auditorium on Joe
Farrington Road, a late and unavoidable change of location from the
Kendal GL Isaacs National Gymnasium where the event normally draws a
crowd of hundreds...
Olympic Champion and Diamond League winner
Shaunea Miller-Uibo paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Agriculture
and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard at his office, Thursday,
September 13, 2018.
Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas participated in a Tree Planting of the National Flower, the
Yellow Elder, at Gambier Primary School; the tree planting ceremony took
place Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the public institution located on
the western end of New Providence.
The Prime Minister said
though having a busy schedule, he was happy to be among the students,
who greeted him with fanfare through music...
Members of staff at Government House attended a grief counseling
service, Thursday, on the passing of Government House Aide-de-Camp, the
late Police Inspector Carlis Blatch. Ministers bringing remarks were
the Very Reverend Harry Bain, Dean of Nassau and Rector of Christ Church
Cathedral; Barrington H. Brennen, Counselor, Bahamas Conference of
Seventh Day Adventists; Rev. Carla Culmer, president of the Bahamas
Conference of the Methodist Church; and Simeon Hall, Pastor Emeritus of
New Covenant Baptist Church.
Damargio Whymms age 24 years of #3 Flamingo Garden, New Providence,
was arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2
on the charge of Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder.
was not required to enter a plea, due to the nature of the charges.
Bail was denied and the matter was adjourned to Monday 17th December
2018. He was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until
POLICE are reporting the arrest of 24 persons in connection with a
number of serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery, possession of
illegal firearms and possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime
operation dubbed, “Strong Finish” conducted throughout New Providence
The operation which is consistent with
the Commissioner’s 2018 Policing Priority #1 Prevention and Reduction of
Crime, targeted persons involved in criminal activities...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest attended the Freeport Insurance Agents & Brokers grand
opening of its new office centre, Wednesday, September 12.
DPM praised the company’s principals, President, Lawrence Palmer; Vice
President, Donald Ward and Manager of Business Development, Deborah
Knowles who together have over 80 years of experience in the insurance
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon.
Dion A. Foulkes announced that in an effort to address the lack of
sufficient skilled Bahamian workers to meet the demands of the current
and future labour needs in The Bahamas, the Ministry of Labour has
partnered with private industry, educational institutions, Labour Unions
and Civil Society to hold a National Symposium on Skills Development in
Newly appointed Managing Director, Mr. Dave S. Smith treated the
former Managing Directors to lunch, to celebrate the Bank’s 40th
anniversary; also in attendance was the Honorable Minister Peter
Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
this auspicious occasion Minister Turnquest discussed how the Bank
could further facilitate economic development throughout The Bahamas.
This also provided the former Managing Directors the opportunity to
discuss the Bank’s challenges over the years and also reminisce about
the many success stories enabling the development of the Bahamian
economy in various sectors...
New Providence, Bahamas – Maureen A. Sedonaen once wrote, “Youth
involvement has moved forward. It is no longer seen as a rebellious act,
the way it was a few decades ago.” For a trio of young activists from
the island of Eleuthera this couldn’t be truer. Franchesca Hanna, 16,
Kristman Moss, 15 and Wadainya Weinburger – all students of the Central
Eleuthera High School recently gave their strong endorsement of, and
lent their voices to, the Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point joining
their adult counterparts from the One Eleuthera Foundation and the
Bahamas National Trust on a media tour to raise awareness about the need
for sustainable – and not commercial development of the area...
POLICE have launched an intensive manhunt for the male responsible
for the fatal shooting of a Police Inspector, Wednesday, 12th
Reports are that around 3:00pm, the
Inspector, who has been identified as Carlis Blatch, was sitting in a
vehicle along with his daughter, in the vicinity of a Junior High
School, in the western district of New Providence, when he was
approached by a male armed with a firearm, who ordered him out of his
I join with the Bahamian people in expressing my deep regret and
sympathies upon learning of the shooting incident that took place on our
streets here in the Capital, and the subsequent passing of aide-de-Camp
Inspector Carlis Blatch, who succumbed to injuries sustained during the
On behalf of the Democratic National Alliance,
our leaders, officers and members, I wish to extend sincere condolences
to Inspector Blatchs' family and the Royal Bahamas Police Force family...
Her Excellency, the Governor-General has been informed of the tragic
death of Inspector Carlis Blatch, who has served as Aide-de-Camp (ADC)
for the past four years. Her Excellency is deeply saddened by this
event, inasmuch as Inspector Blatch worked very closely with her in all
The Governor-General particularly extends sincere
sympathy to Mrs. Crystal Blatch and their children and wishes to assure
them of her prayers during this time of their bereavement.
Blatch has been on the staff of the Governor-General for the past 14
years, serving with distinction as the officer in charge of protocol,
then as ADC to the Governor-General...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - One hundred individuals have been identified to
participate in a National Skills Symposium to assist in ascertaining if
curricula used in government institutions are relevant to the demands of
the current job market.
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A.
Minnis will officially open the symposium on Monday, September 17, 2018
at the National Training Agency, Gladstone Road.
Ministry of Labour has partnered with stakeholders including private
industry, educational institutions, labour unions and civil society to
host the one-day event. The theme for the symposium is 'Forging our
Future -- Assessing and Analyzing the Skills Gap in The Bahamas'...
The following is a statement by the Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization:
"Amidst the surrounding
controversy that has erupted in the news and has gone viral on social media, the Miss Grand Bahama
Beauty Pageant Organization wishes to announce that the reigning Miss
Grand Bahama 2018 has relinquished the crown.
It is important to uphold the integrity of the organization which has been in existence for the past 30 years.
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) executives paid a courtesy call on
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, and Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest on September 12,
2018 at the Office of the Prime Minister. Pictured are Prime Minister
Minnis (second right), Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest (left), CDB
President Dr. William Warren Smith (second left) and CDB Director,
Projects Department, Daniel Best...