Tribute to Mr. James Catalyn Cultural Icon, Legend and Warrior by
The Hon. Lanisha Rolle Minister Of Youth, Sports And Culture:
Bahamian cultural, legend, icon and warrior James Julius Catalyn passed away on Saturday August 18, 2018. He was 78 years old.
Julius Catalyn was born on January 6th, 1940 in the Pond of East
Shirley Street near to St. Matthews Parish to the late Theresa Elizabeth
Major formerly of Roses Long Island. James received his education at
the Sands School, the Worrell School and Eastern Senior School where he
graduated in 1956. He began writing poetry and plays at the age of 16
Today I have called you here to challenge you and the public to demand
answers from The Bahamas government, the Prime Minister and the Attorney
General in particular about the conduct of his Government and the
agents of the state.
It has been more than 48 hours since the affidavit I saw filed in the
Shane Gibson matter made allegations of serious misconduct on the part
of the prosecution. There has been no reply from the Government.
At the very least this demands a word from the Government that they have
not been involved in prosecutorial misconduct...
“The 2018 EAA AirVenture Conference in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is over, but
the Islands of The Bahamas made quite an impression there and seized
additional business opportunities for its tourism and aviation sectors,”
so said Captain Greg Rolle, Sr. Director of Vertical Markets and
Aviation at The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA).
Rolle, who is the only non-North American to have ever served as
Chairman of the influential International Federal Partnership (IFP)
organization, said, “The Bahamas is the only country, outside of the USA
and Canada, to be a part of the prestigious IFP, which works closely
with Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) representatives on this
In a State-Recognized Funeral for former Senator Telator Cumi Strachan
on Friday, August 17, 2018, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A.
Minnis described the straw businessperson as a loyal and dedicated
“She was a woman of service to her family, her
church and her country,” the Prime Minister said as he delivered
condolences before a packed Faith United Missionary Baptist Church on
Faith United Way off Baillou Hill Road...
The recent credit opinion released on The Bahamas by Moody’s only
highlighted the points that have been repeatedly raised by the Bahamian
people. In maintaining our sovereign rating at Baa3 with a negative
outlook, the rating agency focused on the fundamentals and prospects of
the Bahamian economy under the current administration.
hardly any new revelations in Moody’s report that calls for the
commendation of the Government. On a positive note, the rating agency
acknowledged The Bahamas’ strong institutional framework, the policy
credibility of the Central Bank and macroeconomic stability...
The nation bid farewell to Telator Cumi “Sister” Strachan, during a State-Recognized Funeral Service, Friday, August 17, 2018.
former Senator, entrepreneur, and licensed minister of the gospel was
celebrated as a Bahamian patriot, a national hero, a political warrior,
and a freedom fighter by relatives, former colleagues, neighbours, past
and present government officials, religious leaders and friends during a
service at Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Baillou Hill Road
Forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight Saturday 18th August 2018
General situation: An upper level trough across the Northwest Bahamas
along with several weaker troughs passing through the area in the lower
levels continue to enhance convective activity across the Bahamas as
surface high pressure ridge continues over the area.
Special warnings: Boaters should be vigilant for waterspout activity
today. Boaters in the Southeast Bahamas should exercise caution for
moderate surf and dangerous rip currents mainly along East coast
In the first incident on Friday 17th August 2018, shortly after
12:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit along with officers of
the Central Detective Unit and Rapid Response, acting on information and
armed with a search warrant, went to a residence on Hearne Lane where
they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. A male suspect who
resides at that residence was arrested and taken into police custody.
the second incident, shortly after 5:00pm on Friday 17th August 2018,
Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, while in the Coral Gardens area
conducted a search of a dilapidated building, where they discovered a
quantity of suspected marijuana and forty .45 rounds of ammunition...
Dreams of university education will be realized for 546 high school
graduates who are now recipients of the National Bursary Scholarship
Award. On Thursday evening, August 16, deserving high school students
from across The Bahamas were recipients of scholarships and other
tuition assistance at the National Bursary Scholarship Award Ceremony at
Melia Nassau Beach resort.
The award programme provides
scholarships for qualifying students to attend the University of The
Bahamas (UB) and obtain a four-year degree...
International arrivals in The Bahamas show a solid growth of +10.2
percent year-to-date, maintaining the tourism turnaround that began in
October of 2017. The growth trend is driven by strong performance from
the U.S. but a 29.6 percent increase through July in arrivals from
Canada is also contributing to the overall growth story. The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation restarted robust marketing and
communications efforts in North America telling The Bahamas travel story
to consumers by bringing travel journalists and digital influencers to
Two individuals are counting their blessings after they were
rescued from waters near Potters' Cay on Thursday afternoon by Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Military Divers and Marines attached to the
Defence Force's Harbour Patrol Unit.
after 4:00 pm Thursday, two Bahamian occupants – an adult male and a
young child were riding a Jet Ski on the eastern side of Potters' Cay
Dock when they lost control, causing the Jet Ski to overturn. Marines in
the area immediately jumped into the water and pulled both individuals
Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd visited Grand Bahama on
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to view the preparations taking place at
schools on the island, as the date draws near for schools across the
country to re-open.
The Education Minister and his delegation,
made up of the Permanent Secretary and other Ministry of Education
officials, toured Holmes’ Rock Junior High school, which is still in the
process of being completed, Bartlett Hill Primary, Eight Mile Rock High
School, as well as Freeport Primary and Walter Parker Primary schools....
Today, the Recording Academy™ announced that two-time GRAMMY®-nominated
saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair and four-time GRAMMY-nominated
producer and songwriter Harvey Mason Jr. will lead the Academy's
National Advocacy Committee as co-chairs. Joined by Committee members
Sue Ennis, Lalah Hathaway, Booker T. Jones, and Nile Rodgers, the
Committee's immediate focus is ensuring that the Senate passes the Music
Modernization Act, which would be the first major reform to music
copyright law in decades...
Androsians have high hopes that the upcoming 6th Andros Business
Outlook will be key to the recovery of the island’s economy, which was
devastated by Hurricane Matthew in late 2016. This year’s lineup will
include a special workshop by the Department of Inland Revenue and a
presentation on the World Trade Organization (WTO)...
The Ministry of Tourism, its staff and officers, join with the Minister
of Tourism, The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar; Permanent Secretary, Mr.
Charles Albury and Director General, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, in extending
sincere condolences to the family of the late David L. Johnson, former
Director General of Tourism.
Mr. Johnson’s long career in the
Tourism Industry began some 45 years ago, when he, along with six other
Bahamians, was identified as a Management Trainee for positions overseas
in the Bahamas Tourist Offices...
Aretha Franklin was an incomparable artist who came to be recognized as
one of the most profound voices in music. Known universally as the Queen
of Soul, she solidified her legendary status in the late 1960s with
chart-topping recordings that included "Respect," "A Natural Woman (You
Make Me Feel Like)," and "Think." During her six-decade career Aretha
earned 44 GRAMMY® nominations, 18 GRAMMY Awards...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis paid respects to the late
Former Senator Mrs. Telator Cumi Strachan, OBE, as she lay in state in
the Foyer of the Senate, August 16, 2018. He also signed the Book of
Condolence to the family, as President of the Senate the Hon. Katherine
Forbes-Smith and Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Halson
Moultrie, pictured, looked on. Mrs. Strachan was a prominent straw
craft businesswoman who made valuable contributions to nation building.
Her State-Recognized Funeral is scheduled for Friday morning, August
17, at Faith United Baptist Church...