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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Police appeal for information in shooting death - Searching for suspects in three armed robberies - Mar 25, 2017 - 10:52:25 AM

Police appeal for information in shooting death - Police are also appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Saturday 25th March 2017...

Police searching for suspects in three armed robberies - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating several suspects responsible for three separate arm robberies. In the first incident, shortly after 11:00am on Friday 24th March 2017, two men armed with handguns robbed a jewelry store in the Marathon Mall of an undisclosed amound...

Bahamian Politics

(VIDEO) Pintard: FNM 1-Stop Shop solution for Freeport & More - Mar 25, 2017 - 9:39:36 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - February 22, 2017 it was standing room only for The Rotaract Club of Freeport Grand Bahama's first Political Forum held at Geneva's Place Downtown. While candidates from all Political parties of the Marco City constituency were invited to participate, questions submitted to each candidate in advance and attendance confirmed by each candidate in advance; FNM Candidate Michael Pintard and DNA Candidate Nevar Smith and PLP Candidate Norris Bain, only the FNM and DNA candidates showed up for the young businessperson's Political Forum. It was a vibrant well organized nonpartisan event put on by The Rotaract Club of Freeport accented with direct questions from young persons seeking relevant policy answers that have and will have direct bearing on their lives. It is our hope that another opportunity will arise enabling persons to hear from ALL candidates as to

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas All Stars Marching Band participates in St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Mar 24, 2017 - 11:01:08 PM

The Bahamas All Star Marching Band has done it once again by representing our country well in another unforgettable performance abroad.

The name “Bahamas All Stars” should be very familiar; this is not their first performance for an international audience.

Since its inception in 2011, the All Stars have participated in numerous events both locally and internationally such as the Florida Blue Classics: Battle of the Bands; Howard University Homecoming in Washington, DC; the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City; Battle for Atlantis and many others...


Rahm leads Euro charge at WGC - Dell Match Play - Mar 24, 2017 - 10:06:49 PM

Day three report

Five European players remain in with a chance of scooping the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play title after the last 16 was decided at the Austin Country Club on Friday.

Spanish sensation John Rahm was one of the first players to join Søren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren in the knock-out stages after the Dane and the Swede had secured their places on Thursday...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Baha Mar soft opening one month away - Mar 24, 2017 - 9:22:05 PM

Baha Mar, which will partially open in exactly one month, is the ‘greatest tourism development in The Bahamas in the last 20 years’,” Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said on Tuesday.

The minister’s comment came as Baha Mar received its temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) from the government. Up to 1,000 rooms will be open for Baha Mar’s April 21 soft launch.

“We will have one of the more modern facilities and the brands are incredible that are coming here and certainly the largest casino floor in the Caribbean,” Wilchcombe said following the handover ceremony at Baha Mar...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grand Bahama Fishermen Receive Assistance - Mar 24, 2017 - 5:41:48 PM

In an effort to assist Grand Bahamian fishermen who suffered great loss during Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016, the Ministry for Grand Bahama, headed by the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, presented coupons to a number of local fishermen on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  

Making the presentation on behalf of the Minister was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Grand Bahama Melvin Seymour, who stated: “The government is very happy to be able to present you with these coupons, which will help to recoup some of your losses, not all of them, because we cannot replace all that you have lost,” said Mr. Seymour.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Trade Information Portal Days Away - Mar 24, 2017 - 5:35:29 PM

Minister of Financial Services and Local Government, the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan was in Grand Bahama Friday to begin the process of sensitizing the business community on the Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal, which is set for April 6, 2017 launch.

Minister Strachan joined the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville at a press conference at the Ministry for Grand Bahama to announce the much anticipated project...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Government enters into a landmark agreement with the US to regain control of airspace - Mar 24, 2017 - 5:19:39 PM

In a milestone moment for the country, The Bahamas Government enters into an unprecedented agreement with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to regain control of Bahamian airspace.

In 2010, Hubert Ingraham said The Bahamas would never gain control of its airspace.  He and his colleagues doubted what Bahamians could accomplish, and did not fight for our sovereignty.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

Nassau Police Release Sketch of Wanted Suspect - Mar 24, 2017 - 5:04:44 PM

Police have released a composite sketch of an adult male of interest in a homicide case.

Police is asking for the public's help in locating the man and want to question him in connection with a recent murder.

The person of interest is a medium brown male, slim built, about 5’ 10” to 5’ 11” tall...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

RBPF Wanted for Murder: Mark Clear and Marvin Reckley - Mar 24, 2017 - 4:56:24 PM

The Royal Bahamas Police Force is also asking the public for help in locating two suspects wanted for wanted some recent murders.

The first suspect is 28 – year old Mark Clear of Kemp Road.

Clear is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5’ 5” to 5’ 7” tall. The second suspect is 27 – year old Marvin Sherman Reckley of Palmetto Avenue...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Team Participates in Consumer Welfare Unit Exhibit in Grand Bahama - Mar 24, 2017 - 4:00:10 PM

The Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) celebrated World Consumer Rights Day under the theme ‘Building a Digital World Consumer Can Trust “March 15th 2017."

CPC Team travelled to Freeport Grand Bahama for its monthly board meeting and participated in an exhibition hosted by the Consumer Welfare Unit, Ministry of Labour & National Insurance...


Miss Teen Bahamas to Debut 22 Hopefuls on Sunday - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:48:36 PM

On Sunday, 26th March 2017, 4:00 p.m., at the newly refurbished SuperClubs Breezes Resort, the Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant Organisation will present the 22 young women vying for the Miss Teen Bahamas 2017 crown.

The contestants’ debut kicks off an intensive twelve-week enrichment programme, which includes make-up application classes, communication and public speaking coaching, self-defence, financial management and investment, health and nutrition counselling and boot camp – all culminating with the 2017 Miss Teen Bahamas Competition, on Sunday evening, 28th May 2017, under the theme, “Made in The Bahamas...”


Aliv Gives Back to Haitian Community Devastated By Fire - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:44:50 PM

Following a fire on Wednesday night that devastated a Haitian shanty town just west of Fire Trail Road that left some residents homeless and others horrified by the tragedy they had witnessed, Aliv teamed up with local activist and radio personality Louby Georges to help bring some comfort to the community.

The blaze started shortly after 9 p.m. and quickly spread through the mini town.

By early Thursday morning, the Aliv team had made its way to the shanty town in one of its mobile vans filled with necessities like bottles of water and juice, toilet paper and food supplies...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

American visitor found unconscious in waters off Grand Bahama - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:37:30 PM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the death of an 80 year old American female on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 11:00am, a female visitor was in waters near Silver Point Drive where she was later found unconscious. Police and EMS personnel were called to the scene and transported the unconscious female to the Rand Memorial Hospital where she later succumbed...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

MOFA Model United Nations (MUN) to take place March 31st - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:25:16 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the Model United Nations (MUN) Session 2017 on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Stapledon Gardens, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Students of 15 secondary schools, public and private, from several islands of The Bahamas, will participate in a United Nations simulation exercise in which they will discuss timely topics from the perspective of each member country, represented by: Haiti, Syria, Turkey, UK, Kenya, Germany, Norway, Canada, Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, China, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Cuba, US, and The Bahamas -- towards learning to become informed and engaged citizens of the world...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Primary Mathematics Text Book Series launched - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:04:37 PM

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) in association with Hodder Education Publications officially launched the only primary Mathematics text book series published in association with MOEST during a ceremony at SuperClubs Breezes on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

The Mathematics series for grades one through six is a public/private initiative that was coordinated by Senior Education Officer Dr. Joan Rolle and a team of curriculum officers and teachers from independent and public schools...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-day weather forecast starting Friday, March 24 - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:03:10 PM

Forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Friday 24th March 2017.

General situation: A quasi-stationary front is over the Central Bahamas enhancing convective activity over the Northwest and Central Bahamas while a strong high pressure builds behind it generating winds to near gale force.

Special warnings: Boaters and swimmers should be alert for the risk of rip currents and rough surf conditions on north and east coast shorelines...

Focus on Fashion

Day 4 Highlights: Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2017 - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:50:33 PM

Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off day 4 at the Chinese Cultural Center once again with creative designers from all over the world. Thursday evening presented numerous men’s collections shifting from street grunge to oversized statement pieces.

Terry Shin, the face and creative director behind BLACKMERLE, opened day four of VFW with slicked down models in dystopian streetwear. Based in Seoul and Vancouver, Shin has created a paradox of military grunge and street clothes, focusing on powerful silhouettes, chain accents and a dark pallet. Overly large shoes, gelled hair and highlighted skin completed the apocalyptic meets high fashion streetwear...

Columns : Bird Talk - Erika Gates

Grand Bahama Birders visit Inagua - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:49:16 PM

A group of Grand Bahama birders recently travelled to Inagua to observe a number of birds that are never or rarely seen on other family islands. The trip was organized by Erika Gates, Delores Kellman, Martha Cartwright and Judith Dawkins.

The group was met on arrival in Inagua by three certified, professional birding guide: Tarra Lindo, Casper Burros and Vivian Moultrie. These three would guide the group over the next three days.

The guides were certified under a 1 ½ year training program organized by the Bahamas National Trust and the American Audubon Association.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamian Officials Meet at OECD Headquarters on Common Reporting Standard Implementation - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:46:06 PM

Bahamian officials met with officials of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, on March 16, 2017.  The meeting was held at the OECD Headquarters to discuss The Bahamas’ progress on implementation of the OECD Common Reporting Standard.

Pictured L-R:Kenrah Newry – Assistant Director of Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General, Marco Rolle - Permanent Secretary, Office of the Attorney General, Radhanath Housden – Head of Automatic Exchange of Information Unit for the Global Forum Secretariat, OECD, Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson – Senator, Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Monica Bhatia – Head of the Global Forum Secretariat, OECD, Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan...


First Generation UB Grad Honouring the Sacrifice - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:29:36 PM

Ernica Scott knows the meaning of sacrifice. She is a living example of it.

In May 2012, she accomplished a dream that her parents had for themselves, but never got an opportunity to fulfill. She became the first in her family to earn a college education and come June 2017 she intends to become a first-generation master’s degree holder.

“My parents dreamt of going to university, but at the time they were not able to attend. Financially, they were not able to support themselves so they just pushed and encouraged me to go,” says the effervescent primary school teacher...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Harbour Island and Spanish Wells Clinics Renovation Contracts Signed - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:18:33 PM

Formal contracts for the renovation of community clinics in Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera have been signed.

Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. the Honourable Michael Darville, who heads the Government’s clinic renovation initiative traveled with Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority Mr. Herbert Brown and Administrator of Community Health Services in the Department of Public Health Ms. Charlene Bain and a team of officials from the Public Hospitals Authority and the Department of Public Health traveled to celebrate the agreements on site at the clinics in brief signing ceremonies on Wednesday, March 22nd...

Bahamian Politics

Wallace Rolle on DNA Candidacy - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:18:20 PM

“There is a way that the PLP could end up with six seats…that way would be where there is maybe some agreement with…the Free National Movement.” These are the words of Branville McCartney, published in the Nassau Guardian on 14th May, 2016 under the caption, “McCartney: DNA/FNM coalition still possible”.

In a letter dated March 22nd, 2017, Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney wrote informing me of his, and “the party’s”, decision to retract my nomination as the DNA’s candidate for the Nassau Village Constituency for the upcoming General Election...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Wanted: Omar Archer of Nassau - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:17:12 PM

Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in locating 45 – year old Omar Archer of Lewis Street, Nassau Village who is wanted for questioning reference to possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Archer is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5’ 9” to 6’ tall...

Bahamian Politics

Gatekeepers Bahamas: Open letter to Mr. Christie and Mr. Roberts - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:04:56 PM

Dear Mr. Christie and my friend, Mr. Roberts,

You may recall that in 2009, we often met and exercised together at Goodman’s Bay. For many mornings you may remember how I tried to persuade  you, Mr. Roberts, to run for the position of chairman of the P.L.P. (our party at that time) Your response to me was, “I am retired”. Eventually, after much persistence on my part, and support and encouragement from Mr. Christie, who also walked at Goodman’s Bay periodically, you finally agreed to contest for the position, and the rest is history. I have reminded you of this for a reason.

You  need not be reminded, that Mr. Ingraham was then the Prime Minister, and I had told you that Mr. Christie would beat Mr. Ingraham in the next election, based on a dream I had, and that in fact, Mr. Christie would retire Mr. Ingraham, from political life...

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