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...
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
The Bahamas All Star Marching Band has done it once again by
representing our country well in another unforgettable performance
The name “Bahamas All Stars” should be very familiar; this is not their first performance for an international audience.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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...”
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
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the death of an 80 year old American female on Thursday 23rd
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...
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...
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.
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...
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
Special warnings: Boaters and swimmers should be alert for the risk of
rip currents and rough surf conditions on north and east coast
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...
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.
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
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...
Ernica Scott knows the meaning of sacrifice. She is a living example of it.
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.
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
Formal contracts for the renovation of community clinics in Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera have been signed.
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...
“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...
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