Bimini, Bahamas – Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie recently
toured the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, saying he is very impressed
with the progress he has seen so far. The Prime Minister and a
contingent of government officials and media personnel toured the
soon-to-be-completed lobby and second floor of the luxury marina hotel,
which is scheduled to be fully opened this spring with the completion of
Phase II of the project.
Prime Minister Christie said he anticipated
that the hotel was going to be high class for high net worth
individuals, however regardless of who stays there they would be so
impressed with the accommodations that they would be sure to come back,
which is the whole idea of resorts...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Hope Strachan, pictured centre, met with the Governor of the Central Bank of the Bahamas and other Financial Services Regulators on Monday, February 8, 2016.
Pictured from left: Hillary Deveaux, Consultant to the Minister; LaTonia Symonette-Tinker, Consultant to the Minister; Christina Rolle, Executive Director of the Securities Commission; John A. Rolle, Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas; Minister Strachan; Dominique Toote...
Tokyo, Japan - Hon. Philip E. Davis, Q.C., M.P, Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Works & Urban Development, arrived in Japan on
Wednesday, 10th February 2016 to discuss matters of mutual interest at
the invitation of the Government of Japan. He was received by H.E. Mr.
Ken Shimanouchi, Special Envoy for Japan-CARICOM Relations.
in Japan, Mr. Davis will meet with Hon. Manabu Sakai, State Minister of
Finance; Hon. Junzo Yamamoto, State Minister of Land, Infrastructure,
Transport, and Tourism; and Hon. Yoji Muto, State Minister for Foreign
Affairs. (State Minister is the title borne by all members of the
Japanese Cabinet.) He will also meet with H.E. Mr. Akira Miwa...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Expect fireworks this year at Grand Bahama’s internationally-famed Conchman Triathlon.
event will be celebrating its 30th year on Guy Fawkes Day, November 5 –
and will be doing it in style with an all-day into-the-evening series
of events culminating in a Junkanoo rush-out, a bonfire on the beach and
a big firework display.
There will also be a number of
innovations which committee members hope will boost the number of
participants, individual and team members...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Dine by the sea this
Pier One located at Lucayan Harbour on the waterway open
12:00 Noon - 10:00 pm.
Appetizer choose between Crab cake, Caesar Salad, Conch Chowder.
Entrees: Surf and turf $58.99, Lobster and Shrimp Pasta $48.99, Salmon Steak $49.99, Chicken Parmesan $39.99. Glass of wine and desert Included...
Crime has really become a major hindrance in the growth and development of our Bahamaland!
Some blame the drug dealers, the number houses, the single-parent home and others put major blame on the government.
we can all agree to some degree, all governments carry the
responsibility of enforcing the laws that are on the books that govern
their societies, and failure to do so often times can and will take away
the natural fear of breaking these laws away from its citizens...
The Prime Minister’s communication made on 3rd March 2016 to the House
of Assembly on the status of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement is, in many
ways, a milestone as it sets out, for the “public at large”, the issues
and objectives that our Government deems important as we move the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement forward.
Transparency in negotiations,
such as the extension and review of certain provisions, of the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, which affect the livelihood of the tens of thousands
of Residents and Licensees of the Port Area, is critical...
The Bahamas -- Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended
the 52nd Anniversary Service of St. Agnes Anglican Church Women on Tuesday,
February 9, at St. Agnes Church, Baillou Hill Road.
On February 5th, 2016, EARTHCARE brought Martin Keeley, children’s
environmental book author to Grand Bahama Island to share his work with
schools and the EARTHCARE Eco Kids. Martin met with the EARTHCARE Eco
Kids first. The students were engaged at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy,
learning about Science and how it relates to Marvellous Mangroves.
Following the exciting experiments, after lunch, the EARTHCARE Eco Kids
headed to Lucayan National Park where they got to see firsthand, healthy
mangrove forests and all of the associated wildlife. The students
learned about the many benefits of Mangroves such as being the nursery
for many of our Fisheries products, protection against storm surge...
Nassau, Bahamas - Searching for suspects armed robbery and shooting: Police
are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for
an armed robbery and shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday 9th
Snatched another handgun out of the hands of criminals: The courageous efforts by the officers of the Selective Enforcement Team
in ridding the streets of New Providence of illegal handguns continued
on Tuesday 9th February 2016 with the seizure of another handgun...
Minister Arnold Forbes is a model new generation
leader who sent an FNM prince into retirement. He was young, ambitious
and had a desire for public service and when given the opportunity, he
worked hard and learned as much as he could as the Executive Chairman of
BAIC in facilitating the aspirations of Bahamians wanting to enter and
expand the agriculture, agribusiness and light manufacturing
industries. His hard work did not go unnoticed and he was promoted to a
cabinet minister with increasing levels of responsibilities. Arnold
never complained but always looked for ways to strengthen his
parliamentary team and fulfill his mandate.
This is in stark
contrast to some who never thought it necessary to prove their
competency in their assignment. They behaved as though the way to the
top was to constantly attack the leader...
Educator, human rights and environmental advocate Joseph Darville will
host a weekly radio show dedicated to environmental news, challenges and
opportunities starting Thursday, February 11 at 5:15
according to the fast-growing environmental movement Save The Bays,
which is sponsoring the show. The conversational style chat show called
‘Voice of The Bays, The Environment Speaks’ will feature different
guests each week and will air on Love 97.5 in Nassau and Grand Bahama...
Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Wednesday 10th February 2016
General situation: A cold front across the Southeast Bahamas will continue to drift Southeastwards.
Small craft operators in the Northwest Bahamas should remain in port due
to hazardous boating conditions with winds gusting to gale force at
times. Beach goers should refrain from entering waters due to the high
risk of hazardous rip currents and rough surf...
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas - Reports are that on Tuesday 9th February
2016, shortly after 8:00pm, a team of officers armed with a search
warrant went to a residence in the South Bahamia area, where they
conducted a search and discovered a .380 pistol with (4) live rounds of
ammunition, (1) .45 live round of ammunition and a small amount of
Three males and a female were arrested and taken into police custody. Police are actively investigating...
The Bahamas - Police in Abaco are seeking the public’s assistance in
locating the person(s) responsible for the death of a male.
are that on Tuesday 9th February 2016 shortly after 9:00pm, the badly
burnt body of a male was discovered in bushes off S.C Bootle Highway.
The body was examined by doctor and pronounced dead. Police are actively
investigating and are appealing to the general public for anyone with
any information that can assist in their investigation of this matter...
Young Bahamian Philip Major lost Wednesday, 6-2, 6-3 to the
American Quentin Vega at the ITF Turkey F6 Futures.
Philip has started his tennis year off in
stellar fashion with the three main draw participation. He will have one
more chance this upcoming week on this tour as he competes along with
Joshua Turnquest in the next Pro Circuit Tournament in Turkey.
Philip Major continued to blaze through the qualifying
rounds on the international tennis stage as he was able to get a
The Urban Renewal Commission in conjunction with the Urban Renewal
Foundation and BTC proudly presents its 2016 “Love Games” Track &
The Urban Renewal Commission in conjunction with the Urban Renewal
Foundation and BTC proudly presents its first annual “Love Games” Track
& Field Meet, which will take place on Saturday, 13th February, 2016
at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium from 9:00am - 8:00pm...
On February 2016, the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee held a press conference with the intent to inform and
educate licensees and civil society on
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) in general and specifically those
provisions relevant to the work of the HCARC and to open dialogue on the recommendations
of the HCARC made to the Government of Bahamas (GOB) on the governance
structure of Freeport and the economic revitalization of Freeport and Grand
HCARC “Terms of Reference”: March 5th 2015 the HCARC was appointed by PM Christie with the following objectives derived from the “Terms of Reference...”
The dates have been announced for this year’s Sir Jack
Hayward Soccer Camp – and three top UK coaches have already signed up to lead
Chloe Brown, Mike Gilham, and Joe Tomlinson will be jetting
out on June 17 ready to launch the week-long event at 9am on Monday, June
20. Though they are only aged 26, 27 and
31 respectively, each has years of experience professionally coaching kids in
the camp’s target age range – Joe starting when he was just 17...
Feeport, Grand Bahama Island - Let your Valentines Day memory begin with
Memories Grand Bahama Beach and Casino Resort for a night of love!
Dinner only $75.00 * Per Person or Room and Dinner $165 Per Person/Per
Night. Come and enjoy a night under the stars while savoring a 5
course meal prepared by the award winning culinary department at
Memories (WINNERS OF CULINARY EXPO 2014 & 2015).
CHICAGO, Illinois -- The Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas
Honorary Consul to Chicago, was honored as the first African American Hero
award recipient for their 2016 celebration of Black History Month by The Life
Center Church of God In Christ on February 7, 2016. In accepting the award Honorary
Consul Fountain expressed gratitude to Pastor T.L. Barrett, Jr., Assistant
Pastor Dr. Wynetta Frazier and Life Center congregants for their love and
support over the last twenty years.
Further, he promised to continue the work
to make himself worthy of their very special acknowledgement...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, with staff of Government House, gave a donation to The Bahamas Red Cross Society at Government House on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Receiving the cheque donation was Carolyn Turnquest, pictured centre left, Director General of the Bahamas Red Cross Society.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mr. Nicholas Knowles, alumni of St. Andrew's School
in Nassau, paid a courtesy call on The Bahamas Embassy on Tuesday,
February 9, 2016.
Mr. Knowles is currently a freshman student at Georgetown University's
School of Foreign Service and has a concentration on International
Politics. During the Call, he underscored his enthusiasm for study and
work in the area of foreign affairs, particularly with respect to The
Bahamas' place in the global arena, and committed to close engagement
with the Embassy and Consular Annex while in Washington DC, where
possible, so as to enhance his studies with more applied experience...