Three American males are in police custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs.
Reports are that on Thursday 20th April 2017 shortly after 9:00am,
Police at the Freeport Lucayan Harbour were called to the Bahamas
CustomsTerminal where they arrested three American males who were found
in possession of (2) clear plastic bag containing a quantity of
suspected marijuana, (1) clear plastic bag containing a grassy substance suspected of being Shrooms, (14) clear
plastic bags containing a quantity of suspected edible infused marijuana
candy, (2) clear packages of suspected cocaine and (1) container of
suspected marijuana candy...
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said,
on April 21, 2017, that, to put it mildly, he was "very pleased" to
take part in the long-awaited First Phase Opening of the 1800-room hotel
and the 200,000-square foot Convention Centre at Baha Mar, operated by
the Grand Hyatt, as well as the 95,000-square foot world class casino,
the largest in the region, operated by Sky Warrior, and the 18-hole Jack
Nicklaus Golf Course, together with other "magnificent" amenities.
Hyatt Group is an entrenched global hospitality brand,” Prime Minister
Christie said during the official ceremony for the Phase One opening.
"It has achieved a level of recognition and distinction in the
marketplace that few can match..."
Thursday, April 20, 2017, The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science
Institute (BAMSI) continues to be an open door to opportunities for local
entrepreneurs. Executives of the
Institute on Thursday signed a contract with proprietor of Rosa Organic Farms
Errington Thompson. The contract signals the first organic farm to join the
ranks of BAMSI’s Associated Farmers Programme (AFP).
“This signing today, lends itself perfectly to our mandate,” said Dr.
Jason Sands, Chief Operating Officer of the Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre
(GRAC). “Not only are we increasing the
availability of fresh Bahamian agricultural produce but through Rosa Organic
Farms, we are increasing that availability in a healthy and sustainable
way…this is a very important milestone in agricultural production in The
Thursday, April 20, 2017, Championing the quality of the Institute’s
academic programmes, Godfrey Eneas, President of The Bahamas Agriculture
and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), said every member of BAMSI’s
graduating class of 2016 is positively engaged, either gainfully
employed or pursuing further studies at the tertiary level. Addressing
the second Information Session hosted by the Institute’s Admissions
Department, Mr. Eneas was responding to the concern that the Bahamas is
being challenged to prepare its labor force for employment opportunities
of the 21st century. “BAMSI is the only institution in our country that
is addressing the realities of the global village in which we now
live…[Our] graduates are firstly job creators and where they are
employed, they bring value to the job because they have employable
skills,” Mr. Eneas said...
The following are Remarks by The Rt. Hon Perry. G. Christie Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance at the First Phase Opening of Baha Mar
Friday, made on 21st April, 2017:
I am very pleased to be here
today to take part in this long-awaited First Phase Opening of the
1800-room hotel and the 200,000 square feet Convention Centre at Baha
Mar being operated by the Grand Hyatt, as well as the 95,000 square
foot, world class casino, the largest in the region, operated by Sky
Warrior, and the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, together with other
The Hyatt Group is an entrenched global
hospitality brand that has achieved a level of recognition and
distinction in the marketplace that few can match...
An investment journey that began in 2004 is
nearing the finish line with a red letter day for The Bahamas in the
phased opening of Baha Mar on Friday 21st April 2017.
Beach project, termed the Bahamian Riviera, drew international attention
and extensive commentary as it suffered its share of difficulties
including a bankruptcy filing on 29th June 2015 but rebounded under new
ownership, the CTF Enterprise of Hong Kong, a multi-national
conglomerate with assets including high end resort property developments
and jewelry merchandizing...
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Quick action
by officers from the Mobile Division has resulted in the arrest of three
adult males and the recovery of two illegal firearms following a
shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in
serious condition on Friday 21st April 2017.
reports, shortly after 4:00pm, a group of men were standing in front of a
car wash located on Market Street near Palm Tree Avenue, when the
occupants of a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and fired several shots
at them before speeding off. Two of the men were shot and transported to
hospital, where one of them succumbed and the other is detained in
Remarks by OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez At The
Unveiling Ceremony For A Memorial Bust of the Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden
Pindling in The Hall of Heroes at OAS Headquarters, on April 20, 2017 in Washington, DC:
is an honor for me to address you this afternoon at today’s ceremony to
unveil a bust dedicated to the late Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling,
Former Prime Minister and the Father of the Nation of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. I am equally honored to be in the presence of his wife,
Dame Marguerite Pindling and son, Mr. Obafemi Pindling – I welcome you
both to the OAS, the House of the Americas...
As the world pauses to celebrate Earth Day, the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO) is pleased to declare its support for actions that
make a difference.I
t is no secret that the very foundation of
Caribbean tourism is our unparalleled natural environment; one that is
rich in biodiversity, is virtually unpolluted, boasts landscapes that
draw visitors from across the globe, and sustains life and livelihood.
In the Caribbean we have a sacred duty to protect these assets by
insisting on the development and adoption of sustainable tourism
practices, while responsibly sharing our natural treasures with
travellers to our shores.As the Caribbean's tourism development agency
whose purpose is: Leading Sustainable Tourism - One Sea...
Commonwealth of The Bahamas Ministry of National Security Parliamentary Registration Department Public Notice General Elections - Wednesday, 10th May, 2017.
The Parliamentary Commissioner hereby informs the general public that
the Governor-General in accordance with section 54(1) of the
Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7) has appointed Wednesday, 3rd day
of May, 2017 as the day for the taking of the Advanced Poll...
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017 - Apr 21, 2017 - 4:16:32 PM
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On April 8, 2017 The 17th Annual Cacique Awards recognized Shaun
Ingraham of the One Eleuthera Foundation as the Winner for their
Sustainable Tourism Award.
Shaun Ingraham is the cofounder of the One Eleuthera Foundation.
With a major seed investment from concerned citizens, residents,
visitors and The Nature Conservancy, OEF was developed to implement
concepts set out in A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera. This plan was
developed in 2010 as a response to the proposed large scale development
of the beautiful Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera...
The French beret long associated with artist Pablo Picasso
living in Paris during the early 1900’s, revolutionaries and made
stylish by actress and fashion model Brigitte Bardot in the 50’s has
returned as one of the hottest luxury fashion looks for spring.
Now with its rebel history and look, it has recently appeared in the
runway designer collections of Yves Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, and
Dior. Given a makeover with bright colored textured wools to all black
leather with colored stones, the best beret looks on the fashion models
were with their hair up...
Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Director General, paid a courtesy call on Ms. Kim Osborne, OAS
Executive Secretary for Integral Development, on Wednesday, April 19,
2017 primarily to discuss the launch of the 2017 OAS/Government of The
Bahamas Scholarship; however, the Director General also discussed other
projects with the OAS such as the already launched Small Business
Development Centre Project and the ongoing development of a Cooperation
Programme for the University of The Bahamas.
She also reiterated the
value of the OAS Scholarships and Training Program for The Bahamas and
general support of The Bahamas for the development work of the OAS and
discussed future potential cooperation to strengthen the training of
diplomats in the Ministry...
The patio of
Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday
nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy
"Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy
the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with
live entertainment by Tim Tibbitts.
Our bar menu will be available outside waterside
all evening and
happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm. Make the best of the
last day of the weekend by enjoying a casual atmosphere with great
entertainment. We have
burgers, dips, sushi, wings, and more!
Check out the
special menu offerings for Casual Sundays...
Students at C.H. Reeves were honoured today their top students in a special mathematics assembly.
PR Manager, Indira Collie stated that, “We are so proud of the students
at C.H. Reeves, who have shown their limitless potential and
demonstrated that hard work does pay off. Over one hundred students were
honoured today and almost twenty were recognized for their outstanding
performance in the BJC examinations. We have been happily supporting
this special mathematics assembly now for the last four years...
The long national nightmare of the PLP is soon to be over. The message
of the thousands upon thousands here tonight is clear: IT’S THEP EOPLE’S
You can feel the wave of change rippling across this massive crowd and across our Bahamaland. Change is on the way!!!
Before I came here tonight I got a formal report on the state of the
general election. The report is based on information from every
constituency and includes specific numbers. I formally report to you
that the Free National Movement will form the next government of The
I want to invite the Bahamian people to Perry Christie’s retirement party. The Price of Admission is your Vote...
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The
Bahamas, unveiled a memorial bust of her late husband, Sir Lynden
Pindling, the first Prime Minister of The Bahamas, during an impressive
ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Organization of American States
(OAS), 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., on Thursday, April 20,
Sir Lynden’s son Mr. Obafemi (Obi) Pindling, Director
of the Sir Lynden Pindling Foundation, delivered remarks at the historic
event on behalf of the family. Mr. Pindling was accompanied to
Washington by his wife Diane....
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie
congratulated his friend of many years, Mr. Prescott Smith and his
business partner Ms. Geneva Wilson on the groundbreaking for Blue Hole
Marina Village & Andros Island Fuels, in Fresh Creek Andros, adding
that it was a testament of their vision and persistence in pursuing
their dream to build the first major state of the art marina facility in
“We encourage such developments (marinas) in our
country," Prime Minister Christie said, as he spoke at the ceremony on
April 19, 2017. "I should tell you that this facility will have 80
slips, which means that it will be among the larger of such facilities
and I am assured that the construction and operation of the facility
will be at Best Practices standards for the industry and will include
all of the amenities that such a facility should have...
ALCON, a global leader in eye-care and a division of Novartis, one of
the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, recently appointed the
leading local supplier of medical and surgical products in The Bahamas
as their local partner to provide improved eye-care products and
services in the country.
Bahamas Medical & Surgical Supplies
Ltd. is the officialdistributor of Alcon’s Vision Care portfolio of
products which includes prescription and non-prescriptioncontact lenses
and a wide range of contact lens solutions. This partnership will result
in increased accessibility of Alcon Vision Care products...
wonderful time was had at the annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog
Show. We had so many adorable entries, we wish all could have won! A
huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success and
special thanks to our amazing judge, Kim Aranha, who had the hardest
time with all the lovely 4 legged stars choosing the winners and also to
Purina for the wonderful donation of food for the winners.
big congratulations to Jasper who won best in show, supported by his
family, the Roberts; Joe Darville, President of the HSGB Board; and Kim
Aranha our judge for the day...
The Bahamas are home to a great number of cultural treasures. Counted
among them are eleven imperial light stations constructed to guide
shipping interests safely through the archipelago during the nineteenth
century. These stations were constructed between 1836 and 1887 by the
British Imperial Lighthouse Service to curb the economic loss incurred
from frequent wrecks on Bahamian reefs and sandbanks. Each was manned by
two or more keepers who would keep the light shining for those
navigating the waterways at night.
The Elbow Reef Lighthouse is
one such light that has guided generations of ship captains and
yachtsmen in and around Elbow Cay in the Abacos since 1864. References
to this particular light can be found in World War I correspondences and
logs of submarine captains, who frequented The Bahamas...
News Item on Tropical Storm Arlene issued by The Bahamas Department of
Meteorology Forecast Office Section, at 6pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017.
A rare tropical storm forms in the North Atlantic; it is still expected to dissipate on Friday, April 21.
It is the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Arlene and poses no threat to land.
5pm, the center of Tropical Depression One was located near latitude
37.7°north and longitude 42.0° west or about 815 miles west of the