Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addressed the New
Entry 55 & Woman Entry 24 Passing Out Parade at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Base on May 18, 2018 at which there were 111 recruits who completed18 weeks of basic New Entry training. Minister Dames is pictured seated
centre, with Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore
Tellis Bethel, centre left. Minister Dames is also inspecting the
guard, and presenting awards to Marine Recruit Phenton Miller, winner of
Training Officer Award; Marine Recruit William Murphy, winner of Best
Male Recruit Award; and Marine Recruit Christin Reckley, winner of Best
Female Recruit Award...
Premier Bahamian ‘celebrity artist’ Jamaal Rolle recently placed brush
to canvas to commemorate the Royal Wedding of the now Duke and Duchess
of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The painting entitled
“Mother’s Blessing” depicts a heavenly image of the late Princess Diana
as she smiles on the new union of her son Harry and Meghan embracing
with a kiss on their wedding day.
Jamaal Rolle previously met
Prince Harry during his visit to The Bahamas on March 4th, 2012, for the
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. During Prince Harry’s visit,
Jamaal presented the young Prince with a portrait that he created...
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that has left a male dead.
are that on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, shortly before 7:00am, police were
called to a traffic accident on Queens Highway, West End, Grand Bahama,
in the area of Pelican Lake, involving a silver four door 2008 Honda Fit
driven by a lone male driver...
During his monthly visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, May 18, Prime
Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, toured the family-owned ‘Goombay
Twenty-one years following the closing of the
property, which originally opened in 1989 by Reginald, also known as
“Mr. Reg,” and Denyse Albury, the family oriented business has scheduled
a re-dedication and grand opening for June 2018...
The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre,
hosted a medal presentation ceremony for Family Island Nominees of the
'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' at Government House on
Friday evening, May 18, 2018. The students are pictured proudly
displaying their medals and trophies. At centre-right is Dr. Ricardo
Deveaux, president and CEO of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the
The recent introduction of the Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill,
2018 in the House of Assembly, provided the Government of The Bahamas
with an opportunity to take a proactive stance against certain global
initiatives the country is currently facing with regards to the
financial services industry.
And also signaled “the urgency for
the Administration to have a meaningful consultation on this issue” with
members of the local industry...
Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd declared that we need the
best and brightest in technical and vocational fields as he delivered
keynote remarks at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s
(BTVI) Commencement Ceremony at Melia Nassau Beach on Friday, May 18,
With the increased demand for technical and vocational
graduates not yet being met through BTVI, and in light of the country’s
insistent need for more persons with those skills, Minister Lloyd stated
that his Ministry is requesting increased government funding for BTVI...
RUBiS Bahamas Limited is a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming 17th Annual
Cancer Society Gala Ball, held this year at the Atlantis, Paradise
Island under the theme “Met Gala: Colours of Life”. Funds raised at the
ball will assist the Cancer Society in operating programmes aimed at the
prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer, including
providing temporary housing for Bahamians from the Family Islands
undergoing cancer treatment in Nassau.
The sponsorship serves as
a continuation of RUBiS’ multifaceted campaign of raising cancer
awareness. During its Cancer Awareness Month the company hosted several
exciting initiatives aimed at increasing employee knowledge of the many
different types of cancer and their causes.
Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Tuesday 22nd May 2018.
General situation: An upper level trough across the Eastern Gulf Of Mexico continues to bring moist unstable weather toward the Northwest
Bahamas and Florida. Meanwhile, a strong high pressure system in the
Central atlantic waters maintains brisk winds over the area...
Jalan Harris’ Inaugural Exhibition entitled “Sankofa: The Madonna
Diaries” will open at Doongalik Studios on Thursday, May 31 from 6-9pm.
is a word in the Twi language from the Akan tribe in Ghana which means,
'to go back and get it'. A bird most commonly represents Sankofa with
its head turned backwards, carrying a previous egg in its mouth dropping
it onto its back...
Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery: Police are
asking members of the public, to come forth with any information they
may have in solving two armed robberies, which occurred Tuesday, 22nd
In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after
12:00 midnight, a man was standing outside his home on Malaysia Way,
Investigates shooting incident: Police are investigating a shooting incident overnight, which has left an adult male with serious injuries...
In the first incident, on Monday 21st May 2018, shortly around 7:00pm,
police in Bimini acting on information, went to an area in Porgy Bay
near the Northern Grave Yard, where they discovered in a bushy area, a
black plastic bag containing a quantity of suspected marijuana. The
total weight is one pound and a quarter ounces, with a street value of
one thousand and sixty dollars.
In a second incident, on the
same date, shortly after 8:00pm, officers of the Bimini Division, acting
on information, went to the Radio Beach area in Porgy Bay and
discovered a white plastic bag near a meter box with a quantity of
Suspects to be arraigned in court: Police are pleased to report that thirteen (13) suspects will appear in
the Magistrate Court on Monday, 22nd May, 2018, at 2:00pm to be formally
charged with various offences...
Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered, 1 person in custody: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force has led to one illegal firearm and a quantity of
Reports are that on Sunday 20th May 2018, shortly after 10:00pm, Officer
of the Drug Enforcement Unit, while in the area of the Murchison Drive,
in a private vehicle, observed a male acting suspicious near a derelict
vehicle. The officer then proceeded to the area, and discover a .45
pistol with a magazine containing (7) .45 ammunition. The unknown male
made good his escape on foot.
The University of The Bahamas Commencement Ceremony honours and
celebrates the hard work, dedication and perseverance of our students
who are proudly crossing the threshold to become graduates of our
beloved institution. As a time-honoured tradition, Commencement has
special significance for all academic communities and ours is no
Yesterday was an infamous day for democracy in the Americas. Faced with
the strength of democracy in the regional consciousness, the dictator
Maduro tried – without success – to give a democratic veneer to his
And that is impossible. Totalitarianism and
democracy cannot coexist. The elections of yesterday in Venezuela were
an exercise without the minimum guarantees for the people....
Members of the media paid final respects to former journalist and
Attorney-at-Law, Gina Patrice Morley, 55, on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Rite of a Christian Burial for Gina was held at St. Anselm’s Roman
Catholic Church on Bernard Road, Fox Hill. Officiating were Fr Noël
Clarke and Reverend Ricardo Demeritte. Her body was interred at St
Anselm’s Catholic Cemetery.
worked as a reporter at the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas
(ZNS) for a short while and then pursued Law – studying at Cave Hill in
Barbados and then onto The Norman Manley Law School in Kingston,
Jamaica. She was called to both The Bahamas Bar and Jamaican Bar
As the market for direct airlift from European countries has expanded
throughout The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island has steadily
become the destination of choice when it comes to attracting the Italian
With miles of white-sand beach and a tranquil
environment, Grand Bahama Island and its local stakeholders have been
well positioned to benefit from the summer charter service...
Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a
letter dated 15 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
was delighted to receive the letter. “I whole-heartedly echo the
sentiments of Heads of Government who have said twice, in 2009 and
subsequently in 2011, that they very much look forward to Zimbabwe’s
return when the conditions are right. Zimbabwe’s eventual return to the
Children of all ages
along with their parents and families came from near and far to
participate in the 16th Annual Our Kids World Family Fun Fest held April
28 and 29, at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach,
Florida. The Islands Of The Bahamas, including Bahamasair and Sandyport
Beach Resort, were prominently featured at the two-day show, which
attracted more than 20,000 families.
The premier South Florida
event, which is held twice per year, in April and August, was organized
by Alpha Media Network, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s
(BMOTA) newest partner and featured some of the popular characters from
Disney Films including Moana, Princess Ariel...