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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis to hold Bi-Lateral Talks with European Commission, Brussels - Jan 13, 2019 - 7:50:17 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis will travel to Brussels, Belgium, on Monday morning to hold bilateral talks with high-ranking officials of the European Commission.

Discussions will focus on matters relating to the fulfillment by The Bahamas of its commitments to the EU, and how those commitments will be implemented by the financial services sector of The Bahamas...

News : New Providence

NAD to issue request for proposals for airport hotel - Jan 13, 2019 - 1:32:33 PM

Officials at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) are seeking proponents to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport. On Monday, January 21, the company will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) document outlining details required to bid on the proposed airport hotel project. Final proposal submissions will be due on Friday, May 24, 2019.

NAD anticipates bids from a range of capable proponents and encourages interested parties to consider forming teams to respond to the opportunity. Respondent teams may be assembled in a variety of ways, including through contracts, partnerships or joint ventures...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Murder on Grand Bahama, Public assistance needed - Jan 13, 2019 - 8:07:02 AM

Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in finding the person(s) responsible for a shooting incident that has left a male dead.

Reports are that on Sunday 13th January 2019, shortly after 12am, police were alerted to gunshots being fired in the area of East Atlantic Drive. Officers quickly responded and upon arrival discovered the lifeless body of a male, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are appealing to the public for any information that can assist with this

investigation, to give them a call at the Central Detective Unit at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

Police seek public help locating wanted murder Suspect - Jan 13, 2019 - 7:52:03 AM

Police are seeking the public assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide investigation.
The suspect is: Andre Thompson, age 26 years of Sequoia Street, Pinewood Gardens.
Thompson is described as being 6’3” tall, medium build with brown complexion.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Andre Thompson is asked to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, 919/911 or the nearest Police Station. Thompson is considered armed and dangerous.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs seized, 1 man arrested - Jan 12, 2019 - 9:33:50 AM

An adult male was taken into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs and an illegal firearm, Friday, 11th January, 2019.

According to reports, around 12:30pm, South Central Division Officers, acting on information, while at Lexington Avenue off Wulff Road, conducted a search of a male and recovered a quantity of suspected marijuana and a 9 millimeter pistol...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch - Jan 11, 2019 - 11:30:50 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Sundays are the perfect times to enjoy the outside ocean breezes at Portobellos while you dine on a sumptuous brunch with champagne and listen to live music. 
12 noon - 4 pm
For more information please call 373-1333

About Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
Situated on the sparkling coastline of Grand Bahama Island, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan overlooks a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sprawling acres of pristine property, mere feet from the calming waters of the Atlantic. The resort is home to an 18-hole championship golf course ‘The Reef Course’, 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces fit for any ‘I-do’ or meeting, two serene swimming pools, tennis...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. pays Joint courtesy call on PM Minnis - Jan 11, 2019 - 4:54:14 PM

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. paid a Joint Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest, January 9, 2019 at the Office of the Prime Minister.  Present were: Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, International Grand President; Shernette Morrison, National Protocol Director;
Michelle Porter Norman, Executive Board Chair; Margaret Rolle, President, Theta Epsilon Zeta (TEZ) Chapter, Nassau; Christie Cargill, International Director Counterpart Bahamas; Christopher Saunders, State Director, Phi Beta Sigma; Derek Smith, President, Bahamas National Pan Hellenic Council; Esmond Johnson...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

2019 Legal Year Opens in Grand Bahama - Jan 11, 2019 - 3:45:38 PM

Members of the Judiciary were told by Rev. Canon Norman Lightbourne, Rector of Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King on Friday, January 11, that until there is repair to the family and the home structure, problems will remain in Bahamian society.
Canon Lightbourne was addressing the religious service to mark the Opening of the 2019 Legal Year Northern Region.

Acting Chief Justice, the Hon. Madam Justice Vera Watkins; President of the Court of Appeal, Sir Hartman Longley; Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel, QC...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Maritime Authority pays courtesy call on Minister Symonette - Jan 11, 2019 - 3:34:30 PM

Board Members of the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette, January 7, 2019 at the Ministry, and made a plaque presentation to the Minister to commemorate the event.  Minister Symonette is pictured, centre, accepting plaque from BMA Board Chair Denise Lewis-Johnson; at centre right is BMA Deputy Chair Peter John Goulandris...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM Turnquest Reflects on the Changes Being Made by the Finance Ministry - Jan 11, 2019 - 3:06:20 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest reflected on the changes made by the Finance Ministry in 2018, as well as those on the horizon, during a Leadership Symposium hosted by the Public Treasury Department for Accounting Heads and Finance & Accounting Officers.

“I am thinking of Fiscal Responsibility Legislation, in particular. The Fiscal Responsibly Act, 2018, is a great metaphor for the changes because it stands for a new era of transparency, accountability, inclusivity, stability and forward planning,” DPM Turnquest said at the British Colonial Hilton, Friday, January 11, 2019....

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Majority Rule Day Observed in Grand Bahama - Jan 11, 2019 - 2:54:29 PM

Majority Rule Day was observed in Grand Bahama on January 10, 2019 with an Ecumenical Service at Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King, attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, other Parliamentarians, and religious leaders.

Also in attendance were a number of Grand Bahamians who have been honored for the role they played in helping to bring about Majority Rule for The Bahamas in 1967, including Maurice Moore and C. A.  Smith...

News : New Providence

Entrepreneurs’ Lives Changed through the Nassau Night Market - Jan 11, 2019 - 12:55:01 PM

It has been four weeks since the Nassau Night Market launched on December 15th and the street festival that brings together vendors, artisans, artists, and entertainers from across the island to downtown Nassau every Saturday night is impacting lives while as it works to rejuvenate the Downtown nightlife.

When Nassau Night Market founder Brandon Kemp first launched this event, he foresaw the value that it could bring tourists and Bahamians looking for something to do downtown. But he underestimated what the Nassau Night Market meant for the local vendors who participate in the event...

Arts & Culture

12 year old Bahamian Artist makes history - Jan 11, 2019 - 11:27:31 AM

A 12 year-old Bahamian students has become the youngest artist and the first Bahamian to participate in the RAW project which coincides with Art Basel in Miami, Florida Every year.

Sean Austin was proud of his painting of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis shaking cowbells and rushing in a Junkanoo parade. His teacher, Cicely Bodie, was proud of him too, and created opportunities for him to show off his work of art, including meeting the Prime Minister himself. Last summer, Ms. Bodie took Sean to the the launch of the Craftsman’s Business Center...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: One man dead after Pinewood Gardens shooting - Jan 11, 2019 - 10:40:57 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident which has left one man dead, Thursday, 10th January, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, Police responded to Willow Tree Avenue, Pinewood Gardens, after receiving reports of a male being shot. Officers discovered the man with injuries to his body. Paramedics were called to the scene...

News : Local

Haitian Migrants Charged before Courts - Jan 11, 2019 - 10:08:39 AM

Fifty-five (55) Haitian migrants were charged before the courts after they were apprehended in waters off of Marsh Harbour during a joint operation by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Immigration and Defence Force Officials last Thursday.

The migrants (45 males, 10 females), all pleaded guilty to illegal landing before Magistrate Cara Turnquest on Monday. They are expected to be deported as soon as possible.

Some of the migrants were apprehended aboard a conventional sailing yacht near the entrance of Man O War Cay, Marsh Harbour, Abaco...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Observes Majority Rule Day, January 10 - Jan 10, 2019 - 9:29:15 PM

Bahamians from across the political spectrum attended an Ecumenical Service in Observance of Majority Rule Day held Thursday, January 10, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on West Street.

Among the attendees were Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis; Leader of Her Majesty‘s Loyal Opposition, the Hon. Philip Davis; Sir Arthur Foulkes, former Governor General; former Prime Ministers, the Hon. Hubert Ingraham and the Hon. Perry Christie; Cabinet Ministers, Senators, Members of Parliament...

News : International : Caribbean News

St Lucia's Prime Minister to deliver New Year’s Address - Jan 10, 2019 - 7:30:37 PM

Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet will deliver his New Year’s Address to the Nation on Sunday 13th January 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

The Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs will speak on the state of the nation and on varying issues, including security and justice, health care and investments for 2019 and beyond.

The Address will be carried simultaneously by local television stations at 8:00 p.m...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Woman stabbed in Nassau - 2 males in custody following 1200 lb. drug bust - Jan 10, 2019 - 9:26:38 AM

Police investigates stabbing incidents: Police are investigating a stabbing incident, Thursday, 10th January, 2019 which has left a 22 year old female detained in hospital. According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, a group of women were at a residence on Malcolm Road, when they got into an altercation, resulting in one of the women being stabbed to the body...

2 males in custody following a large drug bust on new providence: Police on the island of New Providence have seized more than 1,200 pounds of suspected marijuana in two separate incidents. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 and have taken two men into custody...  

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Dames Highlights Crime-Fighting and RBPF Initiatives - Jan 9, 2019 - 8:35:17 PM

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames, said, on January 6, 2019, that, despite the accomplishments that the Royal Bahamas Police Force officers may have had over the previous year, the nation was still faced with an unacceptable level of crime and fear of crime.

“Our Government understands that we cannot simply ‘arrest’ our way of this issue,” Minister Dames said, during the RBPF Annual Church Service, held at Annex Baptist Cathedral, Wulff and Pinedale Roads...


900k Price drop on Circle Mall Commercial Bldg & Land - Jan 9, 2019 - 5:01:19 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Initially offered at $4.5 Million, the largest commercial property in the epicenter of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island known as the Circle Mall, has undergone a large $900k price reduction to $3.6 million. The website CircleMallFpo.com provides extensive data together with large high resolution photos and video on the opportunity.  Circlemallfpo.com also reveals the vast potential of this large commercial property that sits on 4.5 acres of prime real estate.

Realtors acclaim-that Freeport remains a buyer's market but note that with the new projects on tap for Grand Bahama Island, that a shift is soon to come. The main attributes of this large investment property that make it ripe for the picking' are...

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