FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister of Education, Science and Technology,
the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald on Thursday afternoon announced the five high
school graduates from the public school system in Grand Bahama who have
been awarded full scholarships to attend colleges abroad.
five are: Angelo Dames and Ajayi Oliver from Sir Jack Hayward High
School and Livia Duncombe, Lemuel Bain and Ebony Bowe from the St
Georges High School. Duncombe, Bowe and Bain will attend Holland
College, while Dames and Oliver will further their education at Monroe
Bahamas statement on “Peace and Security Challenges of Small Island
Developing States (SIDS)” delivered by The Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister
of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, at the United Nations Security
Council Meeting in New York on July 30, 2015:
The Bahamas has reiterated in many fora that for our country there are
no higher priorities than the environment, fighting crime, and
containing illegal immigration. These matters for The Bahamas go to the
very root of our existence.
I wish to add to that list unemployment and the economy...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – During the
historic Cabinet Meeting visit to Freeport, on Tuesday, July 28, Prime
Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and Cabinet Ministers led the
ground breaking ceremony for the $6.5 million state of the art fire
station to be built on Settler’s Way in Freeport...
Searching for Suspects in two armed robberies: In the first incident, shortly before 8:00am
on Wednesday 29th July 2015, a man was standing outside of his home
located at Buttonwood Avenue, Pinewood Gardens...
TAINO BEACH, Grand Bahama – Goombay Summer kicked off July 2, and will continue every Thursday for five weeks, with an exception of
Independence Day, Friday, July 10th,
when special celebrations will be held that night at Taino Beach.
Following Goombay Summer Festival, the Junkanoo Festival will then begin
on Friday, July 31, at Sunset Village, Eight Mile Rock for four weeks.
As of August 1, for four weeks, festivals will continue in West End.
To melodies of the Grand Bahama
Youth Choir the series of festivals – five weeks of
cultural expression featuring Bahamian foods, music, arts and crafts – will be offered on Grand Bahama as Goombay Summer heats up, and
rolls into Junkanoo Festival, showing off what makes the multifaceted
island of Grand Bahama so special...
I’m not as sentimental as I should be. I take the fact that I live in
one of the most beautiful countries for granted, I often assume that I
will always have the peace of the ocean crashing against the shore and
the annoyance that comes with seagulls begging for food.
moments when I remember just how lucky I am, I smile. When I think about
the reefs surrounding the white beaches of Peterson’s Cay, The wild
parrots that fly freely throughout the Abaconian islands or the iguanas
that demand the attention of the wildlife surrounding them. I realize,
that this place that I call home, is my peace.
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - A collection of some
of the finest Caribbean designers and producers will be found at the
2015 edition of the Autumn Fair, which is taking place at the Birmingham
NEC in the United Kingdom (UK), from September 6-9, 2015, under the
umbrella brand Design Caribbean. Produced and managed by the Caribbean
Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), Design Caribbean
faciliated the award of grants to eleven designers to attend what is now
regarded as the season’s number one gift and home trade event in the UK
for international buyers...
Remarks by The Right Honorable Perry G. Christie Prime Minister of The Bahamas signing of Agreement Corporation Between OUC and BAMSI on 29th July 2015:
Last January 9th, 2015 when I led a
delegation to The People’s Republic of China, the Minister of Foreign
Affairs signed on behalf of my government a Memorandum of Understanding
between Ocean University of China (OUC) and the Bahamas Agriculture and
Marine Science Institute, known as BAMSI.
This afternoon we have
taken a further step by entering into an agreement of cooperation
between these two institutions, OUC and BAMSI, to be signed by the
presidents of both institutions...
Mitchell to address UN Security Council on SIDS - Jul 30, 2015 - 10:07:46 AM
Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Fred
Mitchell is in New York where he is scheduled to address a special
session of the Security Council of the United Nations at 10 am on
Thursday, 30th July 2015.
Mr. Mitchell will address the security
and existential concerns of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such
as The Bahamas and CARICOM generally, bringing greater awareness of
their concerns to the Security Council and the world.
“It is important to note that CARICOM
supports this effort by New Zealand who is the current chair of this
session and a member of the UN Security Council, having campaigned for
membership of the Council on the theme of bringing the concerns of SIDS
to world attention...
The long awaited Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival report on the financial
success of the event has been put on the table and expenditures came in
almost $4 million over the budgeted $9 million at $12.9 million. Income
was reported at $6.7 million. A loss of an astounding $6.2 million.
course now that these unfavourable results are in we're told this
"should not be analyzed as a "profit and loss" exercise" and we should
even call other carnival events around the world to see how much they
make as if that's relevant...
Los Angeles, California, USA - The first medal for the
Bahamas at the games came in swimming at the Special Olympics World
Summer Games with with Cornell McClain taking gold in the 200m
Adding to the medal count was Serena Newton with a silver medal
in 25m breast stroke; Cornell McClain silver in the 100m freestyle:
Lavonte Clarke with a silver in 100m free
style; Deron Forbes with a bronze in the 25m breast stroke; Unified Team
Bowling - Bronze medal...
Whether the letter addressed to Baha Mar
staff was written out of ignorance or contrived, it is dishonest, it
smacks of mischief making and is condemned in the strongest terms; this
untruth must be immediately withdrawn.
In a letter attributed to
one Magdalena Hamya, purporting to be Baha Mar’s VP of HR and
Organizational Development, the writer misled Baha Mar employees that
the government committed to paying foreign employees only to renege.
This claim is at variance with the truth as the government’s
pronouncements are a matter of public record...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – ‘Round One Fishing for
a Future’ commercial fishing training programme paid a courtesy call on
the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred
Gray, July 27, at the Ministry. The fishing programme began in January
with training sessions to make young Bahamians proficient in commercial
fishing and diving. Fishing vessel owners and four seafood-processing
plants participate in the training, coordinated by Peter Gilcud.
Minister Gray said he looks forward to more Bahamians working local
fishing vessels, and less need to issue work permits for non-Bahamians
to work the local fishing industry...
Coral Harbour Base (RBDF) - Acting on intelligence seven Cuban males
aboard a makeshift vessel were intercepted by the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force Patrol craft P-128 approximately one mile west of West End, Grand
Bahama shortly after 9 a.m. today.
At about 8 a.m. this morning, the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base was alerted on a sighting of suspected
Migrants aboard a makeshift vessel in the vicinity of West End. The
migrants were subsequently apprehended and transported to Freeport where
they were handed over to Immigration authorities.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Shop at Sawyer's Fresh Market Save a Lot food stores
on Oak Street and watch your grocery bill get lower!
July VAT relief Sale! With these shockingly low prices!!! Simply, Smarter, Shopping! All prices effective Thursday, July 30th to Tuesday, August 4th 2015, While Supplies last...
The following is the contribution by the Hon. Neko C. Grant 1, on
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement delivered in the House of Assembly on
Wednesday, July 29, 2015:
I rise this morning, not only on
behalf of the wonderful people of Central Grand Bahama, but on behalf of every
Grand Bahamian, I rise on behalf of those businessman and women who are once
again faced with uncertainty due to this Government lack of planning and
continuous neglect of one of the Bahamas’ most industrious islands. Late again
is the appropriate label...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
– The Government of the Bahamas
on Tuesday signed a contract with SRA
Construction Company for repairs to the Grand Bahama Produce Exchange.
Situated adjacent to the local farmers market, the Produce
Exchange has been in poor condition for some time now.
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville
noted that the facility was starting to become somewhat of an eyesore, as it
was situated near the Farmer’s Market where many tourists frequent...
Communication to Parliament on the historic Meeting of The Bahamas
Cabinet held in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
by The Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville, Member of Parliament for
Pineridge & Minister for Grand Bahama, delivered on Wednesday, July
On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 the Government of The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, for the second time in Bahamian history, held its Meeting of
the Cabinet outside the capital island. The first non-New Providence
Cabinet session took place in Marsh Harbour, Abaco in October, 2012...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
-- A $10.3 million contract for the Bimini Government Complex and a $1.3M
contract for a storage facility at the C.A. Smith Building were signed on
Tuesday at the Grand Lucayan.
Following the historic
Cabinet Meeting held at the Ministry for Grand Bahama, the Prime Minister and
Cabinet members went to the hotel for a press conference where the Prime
Minister briefed the media on meetings with relevant stakeholders.
Subsidized by the
National Insurance Fund, the contract for the new Bimini Government Complex was
awarded to Christopher Harris of Pyramid Construction Company in the amount of
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, today recommended the establishment of mechanisms of dialogue
between the Dominican Republic and Haiti to resolve the situation in the
border zone between the two countries, beginning with a meeting between
the two sides.
In addition, the OAS leader proposed seeking mechanisms to help
the displaced persons, especially the most vulnerable. In particular,
Secretary General Almagro proposed that the OAS facilitate the dialogue
and that it support the processes of registration of migrants underway
through the Universal Civil Identity Project of the Americas...
July 28th update: After some American news outlets posted that the
search would be called off today, all those breaking news statement have
been rescinded as the US Coast Guard has made it clear now that the
search is continuing, despite rescue efforts hitting the 5 day mark.
this afternoon a call was made for pilots with planes from Jacksonville
to Virginia Beach to help search for Austin and Perry. CALL
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - The National
Development Plan Secretariat visited the island of Eleuthera July 27-29, and
will go on to Fresh Creek, Andros, for the rest of the week. In Central Andros they will tour
establishments and meet with local government officials, community stakeholders,
and the community-at-large. Pictured during the Eleuthera visit is a Town
Meeting that took place at the Spanish Wells Administration Building.
RBPF Nassau: Search for green Ford Truck - Shotgun seized - Drug arrest - Jul 29, 2015 - 4:11:16 PM
Police are searching for a green Ford F150 Truck taken during burglary and armed robbery According
to reports shortly after 12:30am on Wednesday 29th July 2015, a man and
woman was at their home located at Silver Palm Lane, Imperial Park,
when a man armed with a handgun forced his way into their home and
robbed them of a green Ford F150 truck license number 13051, before
speeding off in the truck...
DEU Officers seize shotgun:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2015, shortly 9:00pm on Tuesday 28th July 2015, officers
from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) acting on intelligence went to home
located at Podoleo Street...
Man arrested for drug possession:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2015, around 7:30pm on Tuesday 28th July 2015, a team of
officers were on patrol on Barcardi Road, where they observed a 22 –
year old man acting suspiciously...
Welcome Remarks by The Hon C.V. Hope Strachan, MP Minister Of Financial Services at the LCC Young Arbitrator’s Forum Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015
at The British Colonial Hilton Nassau, The Bahamas:
Good morning ladies and gentlemen and thank
you for allowing me, on behalf of The Ministry of Financial Services,
and by extension, the Government of The Bahamas, this opportunity to
bring remarks to this forum of Young Arbitrators gathered here at The
British Colonial Hilton.
Firstly, I wish to extend a very warm welcome to our guests from The International Chamber of Commerce. We trust that our hospitality has been to your liking and that your stay with us is comfortable...
Drug Enforcement Unit Officers along with other Law Enforcement
Officials, on Tuesday 28th July 2015 around 10:00am, while on routine
air patrol in the area of the Lucayan National Park, discovered several
plots of suspected marijuana plants, ranging from six inches to two feet
in height. The total amount of suspected marijuana plants discovered
were 5,860. The estimated street value is over five hundred thousand
dollars. No arrest was made in this matter.
Nassau, Bahamas - Twenty-seven minutes, that’s about the time
it takes to fly from Nassau to Congo Town (Andros), or to complete a lap
around the “new” Cable Beach Strip. It is also the time it takes for a
leisurely stroll from Brougham Street to Meeting Street, one of the
oldest, most historically rich, but underexposed, communities in the
Many Bahamians can trace their ancestry to the village
of Bain & Grants Town. The ‘navel string’ of individuals
throughout The Bahamas can be found in this community and the homesteads
of many well-known families still stand prominently in the area. Today
Bain & Grants Town, the heart of old Nassau, is used mostly as a
short cut by Bahamians dashing through the area, never stopping to
appreciate all that this forgotten gem has to offer...
Many have been following the plight of the wild horses of Abaco over the years, and it is with sadness we report that the last horse, Nunki passed away on July 23rd.
is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to tell you, our faithful
fans and followers, of Nunkis passing on July 23rd. Nunki was over 20
years old, which is quite remarkable for her. She passed peacefully and
painlessly in the loving arms of her caretaker and friend of over 20
years Milanne Rehor (Mimi) and with friends Avener and Dr Bailey at her
side. Her over stressed liver finally gave up..."