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Sports

Bahamas to take on USA for 5th place in beach soccer play-off - Feb 25, 2017 - 9:04:25 PM

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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas will contest the fifth-place play-off against USA on Sunday after edging Trinidad and Tobago 5-2.

Having seen the USA beat Jamaica, Bahamas then got back to winning ways against Trinidad, with captain Gavin Christie’s brace proving decisive as the home nation held off a late fightback from the Beach Soca Warriors.

In a low-key opening, a bobble in the sand deniedChristie the chance to open the scoring with six minutes on the board...

Columns

This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: Feb. 20 - 24 - Feb 25, 2017 - 6:44:42 PM

Christie: “Education tied to every aspect of national development”


Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) held its first Educational Conference on Thursday of this week at the Hilton Hotel under the theme, “Inspiring Today to Impact Tomorrow.” Delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony was Bahamas Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie who highlighted the contributions of this organization in the development of the modern Bahamas.

“Our history records the impact of the Bahamas Union of Teachers in the achievement of many milestones in the development of the Modern Bahamas. Among these prominent achievements are Majority Rule and Women’s Suffrage..."

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

RBPF Wanted: Jeffrey 'Spiderman' Ferguson of West Bay Street - Feb 25, 2017 - 4:09:22 PM

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Police are seeking the public’s help in finding 31 – year old Jeffrey Etienne, AKA, “Spiderman” of West Bay Street who is wanted for questioning in connection with a rash of house breakings and Burglaries in Western New Providence.

Etienne is described as a dark brown male of a slim build about 5’ 6” – 5’ 9” in height.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT ANYONE ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau police arrest man for drug possession on Bay St. - 2 arrested after gun, ammo find in Nassau Village - Feb 25, 2017 - 4:06:13 PM


Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers seized a handgun and a quantity of ammunition after intercepting a car in Nassau Village on Friday 24th February 2017.

Reports are that about 6:00pm, Mobile Division officers were conducting an operation on the Taylor Street, Nassau Village, when a motorcar occupied by two adult males was intercepted...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

1 man dead after drive-by shooting at Ferguson Subdivision - Feb 25, 2017 - 4:04:01 PM

Police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Saturday 25th February 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 8:00am, a man was sitting on a large rock at Ferguson’s Subdivision off Carmichael Road, when a male pulled up in a silver Nissan Primera motorcar and shot him before speeding off. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

Marijuana, Cash and Firearm Seized at Abaco Airport - Feb 25, 2017 - 1:06:31 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers from New Providence along with U.S Counterparts and Officers of the Abaco Division, arrested three adult males following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs, cash and firearm on Friday 24th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 4:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers from New Providence along with U.S Counterparts and Officers from the Abaco District, went to the Sir Leonard Thompson International Airport, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, where they searched a twin engine aircraft with three male passengers on board...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-day weather forecast starting Saturday, February 25 - Feb 25, 2017 - 12:12:10 PM

The Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Saturday 25th February 2017

General situation: A surface trough near the Southeast Bahamas will continue to exit the area today.

Special warnings: No warnings.

For the Northwest and Central Bahamas:

Weather: Mostly sunny and warm today. Fair and mild tonight...

News : New Providence

Record 2200 Turn Out for Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss, Anne Frank Stepsister in The Bahamas - Feb 25, 2017 - 9:57:27 AM

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When the doors opened at 6 pm at Melia Nassau Beach on February 9 for an evening with 87-year-old Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, a crowd of 400 was expected. Twenty two hundred showed up.

“They kept streaming in and streaming in,” said Rabbi Sholom Bluming, director, Nassau Jewish Community. “They had to open an additional part of the ballroom, then another part, filling it with every chair the hotel owned. The huge number of attendees is a testament of the thirst Bahamians have for stories of inspiration and knowledge about history...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM and Grand Bahama Minister Updated on Work at Fishing Hole Road Trestle Bridge & Fishing Village - Feb 25, 2017 - 8:24:32 AM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis visited Grand Bahama on Thursday, for an impromptu visit to a number of sites where projects tendered by the government are presently under construction.

Among the places he visited was the site of the new bridge, known as the Fishing Hole Road Trestle Bridge, considered to be vital for Grand Bahama. For local residents, the bridge will be the solution to flooding at the Fishing Hole Road, which has plagued Grand Bahama for years...

Sports

Bahamas beaten as Guadeloupe advance in CONCACAF beach soccer championship - Feb 24, 2017 - 11:47:49 PM

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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas were defeated in the quarter-finals on Friday as Guadeloupe moved into the final four with a 5-3 win.

Backed by a fervent home crowd, Bahamas battled back from deficits on three occasions to go into the final period at 3-3 only for Theo Gelas’ second and third goals to take the game away from the home nation, who will now look to secure fifth spot at the weekend.

The home crowd were subdued somewhat when Damien Granchi-Constant took advantage of a loose ball to finish from range over goalkeeper Ivan Rolle...

Bahamian Politics

Dr. Minnis on Moody’s Economic Report on The Bahamas - Feb 24, 2017 - 5:54:24 PM

Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement on the Moody’s Economic Report on The Bahamas:

“The latest economic report from Moody’s is just one more indictment of this PLP Government’s disastrous fiscal mismanagement over these last five years. In their campaign they promised to cut deficits, create jobs and turn the economy around. Let’s not forget that they jammed their onerous VAT tax – the largest tax increase in history – down our throats, saying it would rein in deficits. Yet deficits persisted because of their spending which led credit agencies to downgrade our nation’s credit to junk bond status. What a disastrous record!”

Events Calendars : Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama Events Calendar - Feb 24, 2017 - 5:40:38 PM

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Find out what is happening on Grand Bahama.

This is your Grand Bahama Events Calendar!

Include your event for FREE! Yes, we offer free text listing on our high traffic event calendars. Want more exposure?  Purchase a poster placement on our event calendar.

Here's what's going on in Grand Bahama:

News : International

Bahamas Ambassador Sounds Dire Warning on Threat of Climate Change - Feb 24, 2017 - 5:30:33 PM

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His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), sounded a dire warning about the threat of climate change during his remarks at a joint meeting of the Permanent Council and the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the OAS on Friday, February 24, 2017 in Simon Bolivar Hall of the OAS headquarters at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.

The joint meeting provided Member States with the opportunity to analyze and discuss the Role of the OAS in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Member States...

News : International

R.I.S.E Programme to Tackle Poverty at Its Root - Feb 24, 2017 - 4:35:38 PM

Full implementation of the R.I.S.E. Programme will allow the Government of The Bahamas to address “the root causes” of poverty locally while paving the way towards poverty alleviation and/or reduction through a number of measures.

The R.I.S.E. (Renewing, Inspiring, Sustaining, Empowering) Programme has been in its Pilot Stage for several months now and selected clients of the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development have been issued R.I.S.E. Pre-Paid Cards (different from the Visa Pre-Paid Cards currently being utilized by clients of the Department’s Food Assistance Programme)...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Celebrates Black History Month and International Decade of People of African Descent - Feb 24, 2017 - 4:18:27 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) joined the celebration of "Black History Month and the International Decade for People of African Descent" with a celebration on "Afro-Inspired Culture in the Americas" on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in the Hall of the Americas at OAS headquarters, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.

The event featured several specialists on the influence of African culture in the Americas, including Demont Hussey, from Jamaica, who spoke about the history of reggae music; James Lovell and Vincent Martinez of Belize, who played Afro-Garifuna jazz music; Von Martin, from Trinidad and Tobago, who spoke about the history of the Trinitarian drums; Dr. Miguel Vilar, from National Geographic's "Ancestral Discoveries" team...

Entertainment

Free Concert at Dive In (UNEXSO) with Uppercut Feb 25 - Feb 24, 2017 - 3:51:30 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, February 25, 2017 jamming an energetic slew of hot new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!

Our monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and you've one heck of an awesome night out!

News : International : Caribbean News

ILO opens 10th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour in Jamaica - Feb 24, 2017 - 3:38:59 PM

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The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, opened in Jamaica a meeting with Labour Ministers and government representatives of 17 countries of the Caribbean stressing the need to face the challenges of the world of work and lead the efforts to strengthen social dialogue.

“We know there are challenges, we need to address them,” said Mr Ryder at the 10th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour held in Kingston, 23-24 February 2017.

Mr Ryder outlined how this meeting will allow Ministers and participants to address social dialogue and partnership to put decent work at the heart of national...

Community

Bahamas Debutante Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary - Feb 24, 2017 - 2:42:36 PM

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The Bahamas Debutante Foundation is proud to announce its twentieth year as the premier non-profit organization helping young ladies make the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, with poise and grace.

The foundation will commemorate this milestone with a series of events culminating with the 2017 Debutante Ball on May 6, 2017 at Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive.

Big ideas often have humble beginnings. The recognition of a need that can be met, coupled with an authentic desire to make a difference have birthed many impactful organizations. Twenty years ago, a similar convergence of need and a desire to impact the nation sparked the launch of The Bahamas Debutante Foundation...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Griffin Challenges Union Shop Stewards to ‘Work for Positive Change’ - Feb 24, 2017 - 2:32:01 PM

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Union Shop Stewards from across the Labour Movement in The Bahamas were challenged to be transformative and innovative as it is only through the concerted efforts of Unions, employers and Government that positive change and progress can be made in the lives of every worker in The Bahamas.

Addressing a three-day conference for Union Shop Stewards hosted by the Bahamas Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) at Workers House, Tonique Williams-Darling Highway, Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin said the Government of The Bahamas looks forward to continuing the relationship it has developed over the many years with the local trade union movement...

Entertainment

Crazy Love 2 final run this weekend in Grand Bahama - Feb 24, 2017 - 2:07:37 PM

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With five sold-out shows under their belt and two more productions set for this weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainment’s Crazy Love 2 – Love Gets Crazier has undoubtedly had one outrageous ride.

The play is set for its final run in Grand Bahama on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th at 8:00pm at the Regency Theatre.

Playwright and producer Gea Pierre is over the moon at the response from Grand Bahama and how well received the Crazy Love 2 cast have been, with all their scandalous drama and hilariously tricky love triangles...

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