CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas will contest the
fifth-place play-off against USA on Sunday after edging Trinidad and
Having seen the USA beat Jamaica, Bahamas then got
back to winning ways against Trinidad, with captain Gavin Christie’s
brace proving decisive as the home nation held off a late fightback from
the Beach Soca Warriors.
In a low-key opening, a bobble in the sand deniedChristie the chance to open the scoring with six minutes on the board...
its 70th anniversary, the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) held its
first Educational Conference on Thursday of this week at the Hilton
Hotel under the theme, “Inspiring Today to Impact Tomorrow.” Delivering
the keynote address at the opening ceremony was Bahamas Prime Minister
the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie who highlighted the contributions of this
organization in the development of the modern Bahamas.
history records the impact of the Bahamas Union of Teachers in the
achievement of many milestones in the development of the Modern Bahamas.
Among these prominent achievements are Majority Rule and Women’s
Police are seeking the public’s help in finding 31 – year old Jeffrey Etienne, AKA,
“Spiderman” of West Bay Street who is wanted for questioning in connection with a rash of
house breakings and Burglaries in Western New Providence.
Etienne is described as a dark brown male of a slim build about 5’ 6” – 5’ 9” in height.
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HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers seized a handgun and
a quantity of ammunition after intercepting a car in Nassau Village on Friday 24th February 2017.
Reports are that about 6:00pm, Mobile Division officers were conducting an operation on the Taylor
Street, Nassau Village, when a motorcar occupied by two adult males was intercepted...
Police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that
has left a man dead on Saturday 25th February 2017.
According to reports, shortly before 8:00am, a man was sitting on a large rock at Ferguson’s Subdivision off
Carmichael Road, when a male pulled up in a
silver Nissan Primera motorcar and shot him before speeding
off. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Drug
Enforcement Unit Officers from New Providence along with U.S
Counterparts and Officers of the Abaco Division, arrested three adult
males following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs, cash
and firearm on Friday 24th February 2017.
Reports are that
shortly before 4:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers from New
Providence along with U.S Counterparts and Officers from the Abaco
District, went to the Sir Leonard Thompson International Airport, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco, where they searched a twin engine aircraft with three
male passengers on board...
When the doors opened at 6 pm at Melia Nassau Beach on February 9 for an
evening with 87-year-old Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, a crowd of 400
was expected. Twenty two hundred showed up.
“They kept streaming in and streaming in,” said Rabbi Sholom Bluming,
director, Nassau Jewish Community. “They had to open an additional part
of the ballroom, then another part, filling it with every chair the
hotel owned. The huge number of attendees is a testament of the thirst
Bahamians have for stories of inspiration and knowledge about history...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the
Hon. Philip Davis visited Grand Bahama on Thursday, for an impromptu
visit to a number of sites where projects tendered by the government are
presently under construction.
Among the places he visited was the site of the new bridge, known as the
Fishing Hole Road Trestle Bridge, considered to be vital for Grand
Bahama. For local residents, the bridge will be the solution to flooding
at the Fishing Hole Road, which has plagued Grand Bahama for years...
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas were defeated in the quarter-finals
on Friday as Guadeloupe moved into the final four with a 5-3 win.
by a fervent home crowd, Bahamas battled back from deficits on three
occasions to go into the final period at 3-3 only for Theo Gelas’ second
and third goals to take the game away from the home nation, who will
now look to secure fifth spot at the weekend.
home crowd were subdued somewhat when Damien Granchi-Constant took
advantage of a loose ball to finish from range over goalkeeper Ivan
Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the
following statement on the Moody’s Economic Report on The Bahamas:
latest economic report from Moody’s is just one more indictment of this
PLP Government’s disastrous fiscal mismanagement over these last five
years. In their campaign they promised to cut deficits, create jobs and
turn the economy around. Let’s not forget that they jammed their onerous
VAT tax – the largest tax increase in history – down our throats,
saying it would rein in deficits. Yet deficits persisted because of
their spending which led credit agencies to downgrade our nation’s
credit to junk bond status. What a disastrous record!”
His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent
Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American
States (OAS), sounded a dire warning about the threat of climate change
during his remarks at a joint meeting of the Permanent Council and the
Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the OAS on
Friday, February 24, 2017 in Simon Bolivar Hall of the OAS headquarters
at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.
The joint meeting
provided Member States with the opportunity to analyze and discuss the
Role of the OAS in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in
Full implementation of the R.I.S.E. Programme will allow the Government
of The Bahamas to address “the root causes” of poverty locally while
paving the way towards poverty alleviation and/or reduction through a
number of measures.
The R.I.S.E. (Renewing, Inspiring,
Sustaining, Empowering) Programme has been in its Pilot Stage for
several months now and selected clients of the Department of Social
Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development have
been issued R.I.S.E. Pre-Paid Cards (different from the Visa Pre-Paid
Cards currently being utilized by clients of the Department’s Food
The Organization of American States (OAS) joined the celebration of
"Black History Month and the International Decade for People of African
Descent" with a celebration on "Afro-Inspired Culture in the Americas"
on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in the Hall of the Americas at OAS
headquarters, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.
featured several specialists on the influence of African culture in the
Americas, including Demont Hussey, from Jamaica, who spoke about the
history of reggae music; James Lovell and Vincent Martinez of Belize,
who played Afro-Garifuna jazz music; Von Martin, from Trinidad and
Tobago, who spoke about the history of the Trinitarian drums; Dr. Miguel
Vilar, from National Geographic's "Ancestral Discoveries" team...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series
with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at
UNEXSO Saturday, February 25, 2017 jamming an energetic slew of hot new
tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!
monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all
about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same
old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians
along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and
you've one heck of an awesome night out!
The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy
Ryder, opened in Jamaica a meeting with Labour Ministers and government
representatives of 17 countries of the Caribbean stressing the need to
face the challenges of the world of work and lead the efforts to
strengthen social dialogue.
“We know there are challenges, we
need to address them,” said Mr Ryder at the 10th ILO Meeting of
Caribbean Ministers of Labour held in Kingston, 23-24 February 2017.
Ryder outlined how this meeting will allow Ministers and participants
to address social dialogue and partnership to put decent work at the
heart of national...
The Bahamas Debutante Foundation is proud to announce its twentieth year
as the premier non-profit organization helping young ladies make the
transition from adolescence to young adulthood, with poise and grace.
foundation will commemorate this milestone with a series of events
culminating with the 2017 Debutante Ball on May 6, 2017 at Melia Nassau
Big ideas often have humble beginnings. The
recognition of a need that can be met, coupled with an authentic desire
to make a difference have birthed many impactful organizations. Twenty
years ago, a similar convergence of need and a desire to impact the
nation sparked the launch of The Bahamas Debutante Foundation...
Union Shop Stewards from across the Labour Movement in The Bahamas were
challenged to be transformative and innovative as it is only through the
concerted efforts of Unions, employers and Government that positive
change and progress can be made in the lives of every worker in The
Addressing a three-day conference for Union Shop
Stewards hosted by the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Union
(BHCAWU) at Workers House, Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, Minister of
Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon
Griffin said the Government of The Bahamas looks forward to continuing
the relationship it has developed over the many years with the local
trade union movement...
With five sold-out shows under their belt and two more productions set
for this weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainment’s Crazy Love 2 – Love
Gets Crazier has undoubtedly had one outrageous ride.
The play is
set for its final run in Grand Bahama on Friday, February 24th and
Saturday, February 25th at 8:00pm at the Regency Theatre.
Playwright and producer Gea Pierre is over the moon at the response from
Grand Bahama and how well received the Crazy Love 2 cast have been,
with all their scandalous drama and hilariously tricky love triangles...