The government has made provisions to empower people during this current
budget period, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the
Hon. Peter Turnquest during the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce
Business Luncheon, June 15, at Pelican Bay.
in explaining why the government will increase VAT from 7.5% to 12% to
increase revenue, presented to Chamber members what the government faced
when coming to office on May 10, 2017...
Tradewinds 2018 military exercise participants from various countries
participated in a 'Dive and Search' drill on June 15, 2018 on Prince
George Wharf, in Nassau, The Bahamas. Tradewinds 2018 is an annual
regional military training exercise that is being held in The Bahamas
June 14-21; this year's exercise focuses on Countering Transnational
Organized crime in the region. The main objective of the military event
is to foster training for security forces that is "tailored for the
region by the region", and is sponsored by the United States Southern
Keith Thompson was sworn-in as Acting President of the Industrial
Tribunal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling
during a brief ceremony at Government House on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Andros crab bisque, Long Island duck rillettes; citrus dusted Long
Island hog snapper atop roasted fennel, artichokes, kalamata olives,
saffron- coconut foam and island style coconut cakes with tropical fruit
stew, mango rum cream and roast corn shebet were just some of the
scrumptious dishes on the Taste of the Caribbean’s gala menu held at
Baha Mar recently.
The 14-member National Culinary Team developed
by the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), gave tourism
officials, stakeholders and sponsors food for thought as they head to
Miami, Florida to take on the region in the Taste of the Caribbean
competition from June 22-26.
Police investigates shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting
incident Sunday, 17th June 2018, which left an adult male with
Police investigates armed robbery and stabbing incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating an armed
robbery and stabbing incident which left an adult male with injuries,
Sunday, 17th June, 2018...
Illegal ammunition and dangerous drugs recovered , 3 males in custody: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force has led to a quantity of ammunition and dangerous
drugs being recovered from the streets of New Providence, Sunday, 17th
Education nonprofit organization Sharks4Kids is excited to announce
their official partnership with The Bahamas National Trust. The Bahamas
National Trust manages 32 National Parks throughout the Bahamas, some
of which are marine parks. Management requires both conservation and
education to be successful.
The BNT Discovery Club Guardians
completed a shark study, which was enhanced by a visit from Sharks4Kids
to many of the schools and clubs in Nassau. This is just the beginning
of this partnership...
Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating a fire which
destroyed a two story structure on Harbour Island, Saturday, 16th June,
According to reports, shortly after 11am, a propane
delivery truck was servicing a propane tank at a wash house, when an
explosion occurred, resulting in the building catching afire. Attempts
by the police and residence to extinguish the fire were unsuccessful,
and the building was totally destroyed...
Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicides: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating two shooting incidents, overnight, which has left two men dead.
the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 9:00pm,
Saturday, 16th June, 2018, a male employee was in a clothing store on
Faith Avenue and St. Vincent Road when a man armed with a firearm
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 an armed robbery, which occurred
Sunday, 17th June, 2018...
Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting
incident Saturday, 16th June, 2018 which has left one man dead.
to reports, shortly after 12:0:00midnight, a man was standing in front
of a bar on Crooked Island Street, when he was shot. Emergency Medical
Services Personnel were called to the scene and attempted to revive the
male but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead on scene...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the
Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson says that Eco-Oil
joins the growing list of foreign and local direct investors showing
confidence in Grand Bahama’s local economy, with its initial investment
of $10 million during construction and operation phases.
Thompson’s remarks came during the official launch and ground breaking
ceremony for Eco-Oil Bahamas, on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the site of
the company’s proposed office space just off J. Levarity Highway...
popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is currently filming the second
season and Enter the Picture Productions is looking for people who have
fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to make their
island dream a reality!
Are you expats who purchased in the Bahamas? We are currently looking for people in New Providence and the surrounding area...
Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, officially
welcomed the 800 participants from 22 nations to Tradewinds 2018 during a
soft opening ceremony on June 14th at the Defence Force Base.
welcomed the troops to The Bahamas, Commodore Bethel, who is also the
Chief of Defence Staff for the regional exercise, encouraged
participants to take advantage of every opportunity to learn and improve
their skills for the collective security of the region...
The Officers and Marines participating in Tradewinds 2018 along
with officials from the United States Embassy in New Providence
participated in a 2-day community relations affair at the Bahamas
Association for the Physically Disabled School.
military personnel, who represented one of the several nations involved
in the training exercise, interacted with the students through a
variety of memorable sharing experiences. The children played with a
variety of sensatory toys provided for them. In addition to playing a
variety of fun games, the children utilized their wheelchairs by having
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said the Government’s 2018/19 Budget is not just about taxes,
no matter how controversial the government’s taxes might be.
government has implemented a range of measures on the expenditure side
to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and to transfer those
responsibilities that belong with the private sector to the private
sector,” DPM Turnquest said at the National Conclave of Chambers of
Commerce in The Bahamas held at Baha Mar, Thursday, June 14, 2018..