Our first order of business, as a government, has been to put in place a
structure for good governance. Your Government is focused on fiscal
discipline and sustainability, transparency, accountability, getting
results in what we do as a government and ensuring that there is strong
performance within the public sector.
Our aim is to ensure that there
is trust in government and that people believe what we say. We want our
business community and residents to know that government will provide
an objective environment to help them grow and achieve wealth, safety
and happiness in a well regulated and progressive economic ecosystem,
free from over regulation and interference. We will amend and replace
the Freeport Incentive Act with a more progressive plan.
Now, you have to do your part, also. Businesses must follow the rules as
you would expect us to. Government contracts must be awarded on the
basis of merit and ability, and at competitive rates. Conflicts of
Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating the following
persons who are wanted by the Central Detective Unit for various
The first suspect is 36 year old Javon Rajah Williams of
#7 Victoria Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is wanted for Grievous
Harm and Housebreaking. He stands at 5’8” in height, weighs 150 lbs.,
average built with medium brown complexion.
The second suspect is
24 year old Joshua Oliver of #427 Grenade Avenue, Freeport, Grand
Bahama. He is wanted for Grievous Harm and stands at 5’7” in height,
weighs 130 lbs. with dark brown complexion and average built.
third suspect is Paul Simon Rolle Jr. age 31 years of #3 Emerald Drive,
Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is wanted for Grievous Harm and stands at
6’1” and weighs 180 lbs. with dark brown complexion and average built.
The fourth suspect is Ashley Livingston Sawyer Jr. age 24 years of #13 B...
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017,
officers in Exuma conducted an operation in George Town that targeted
motorists who were driving in breach of the rules of the road on Friday
21st July 2017.
The operation led to 25 drivers being cited for various traffic violations...
Two Suspects in Custody for yesterday's Murder: Two male suspects are now in custody in connection with the shooting death of a male that occurred on Friday 21st July 2017.
to reports, shortly before 4:00pm, two females and a male had just left
a fast food eatery near the Oak’s Field roundabout, when two men armed
with handguns approached their vehicle and fired several shots before
fleeing on foot...
Handgun and Ammo Seized: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Eastern
Division officers seized a handgun and several rounds of ammunition
during an operation on Friday 21st July 2017...
3 day Bahamas public forecast today and tonight Saturday 22nd July, 2017:
General situation: A surface trough over Florida and an
upper level low across the Central
continues to enhance unsettled weather while a broad high-pressure
ridge will continue to support fresh to strong winds across the
Special warnings: Boaters and beachgoers should remain
alert for the risk of waterspouts...While mariners and beachgoers should remain
alert for the risk of rip currents at beaches mainly along the Northern and eastern shorelines in the southeast
Police in Abaco are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male hospitalized.
are that on Friday 21st July 2017, shortly after 10:00pm, a male was
reportedly leaving his place of employment on Don McKay Drive, Marsh
Harbor and while entering his vehicle, he was accosted by an assailant
brandishing a handgun, who attempted to rob him and shot him to the
Nassau, Bahamas – 21st July, 2017 – The Bahamas Department of Labour has
completed a series of training sessions in preparation for the launch
of the upgrade to it’s local Skills Bank and Recruitment portal. The
software was first introduced in 2006, however an update and relaunch of
this integral tool in the Department’s recruitment process has occurred
and plans to launch to the general public is underway.
Bahamas Department of Labour continues to respond to the national
concern of unemployment by providing access for job seekers and
employers alike through this online data portal that will populate data
and accordingly match candidates for suitable and available job
opportunities. The upgrade is a component of the Ministry of National
Security’s “Citizen Security and Justice” Initiative facilitated by a
loan from the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB)...
Police in Grand Bahama are also investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred on Friday 21st July 2017.
are that shortly after 10:00pm, a male reported that while in the area
of the International Bazaar, he was held up and robbed at gunpoint by an
unknown male who robbed him of his cell phone and personal items before
making good his escape on foot...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Patients and staff were evacuated from the Rand
Memorial Hospital at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 17 as a result of a fire
in the kitchen.
According to Minister of Health, Dr.
the Hon. Duane Sands, there were no serious injuries to patients and
three staff members were treated for smoke inhalation. One of the
victims, a doctor who was a part of the response team, is recovering in
“Ladies and gentlemen, God is good. We were
fortunate that there were no serious injuries to any patient, but more
importantly we have seen phenomenal dedication and professionalism by
the staff of the Rand Memorial Hospital. It is a tribute to their
immediate response and phenomenal teamwork that what could have been an...
Nassau, Bahamas - With the first three days of competition
concluded, the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, which close this
Sunday 23 July, reach their half-way point. All nine sports are
underway, across two sporting complexes, including the Youth Games’
first ever presentations of Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Judo and
Women’s Boxing. Over 1,000 athletes are competing from 63 countries,
many experiencing their first taste of international multi-sport
competition.Medals have so far been awarded in Athletics,
Aquatics, Cycling (Road) and Judo, with England, New Zealand and
Scotland leading the medal tally. Trinidad and Tobago have won their
first ever Commonwealth Youth Games gold medal, thanks to Adell
Colthrust’s 100m Men’s Final win, as have Bermuda, with Matthew Oliviera
winning the Time Trial on the beautiful and baking-hot roads of New
Flying Fish is pleased to announce the addition of delicious new items to their menu. Two of them are; Fish Taco: Seared snapper, chipotle lime crema, avocado salsa, pico de gallo, house made fresh corn tortilla, spicy slaw and Burrata Caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, reduced balsamic and basil pesto.
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NASSAU, The Bahamas - During the first day of the games we found our experience enlightening thanks to the display of different cultures from around the world right here in The Bahamas – 63 countries over a six day period competing all together in Nassau.
Both being Junior Reporters through photographs, interviews and videos we learned about our peers and their various ethnicities. During our interviews we learned about the different disciplines, different goals and their determination to help them get further in their sports career.
From the interviews we recognized a certain trend of dedication, determination, perseverance and hard training and we took this into consideration and decided that we should do the same with our activities.
On Thursday we went to the Betty Kelly-Kenning National Swim Complex where we viewed the races like Women’s and Men’s 400m medley, the Women’s and Men’s 50m backstroke along...
The Bahamas has made its way into the competitive world of international
Judo, on July 19th, at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, held at the
Thomas A. Robinson Stadium with Kara Hanna, a blue belt, and Mya Beneby,
a purple belt, both emerging global competitors with bronze medals.
Kara Hanna – the training is not as easy as it may seem: “it's really
hard and intense, but we just really are dedicated to being the best;
first in the Caribbean. I personally want to be the best in my division
in the world, so I put in a lot of time.
"We train with the
guys, not only females. We train with the guys, so we can have that
strength that we need to beat those other girls, who are really, really
good and the competitions really help, like when we go away to travel
and we compete...
There has been a lot of agitation and blame about “Foreigners” raping
our Marine and Fisheries Resources. In my view, this debate and blame
game is misconceived and futile. Simply blaming the "Foreigner" and
focusing on "Foreign" depletion and exploitation BUT continuing to allow
the same unregulated exploitation and depletion ONLY by Bahamians, is
not the answer. It is a recipe for environmental disaster.
view, the challenges faced in the Bahamas, by the rape, pillage, ruin
and unsustainable depletion of our Marine and Fisheries Resources, and
the unrelenting destruction of our Mangroves and Corals Reefs, requires
rational, deliberate and careful attention.
It can perhaps be
most effectively addressed by the new FNM government adopting a more
enlightened and effective approach by meaningful consultation with
those most knowledgeable and experienced in the field...
The Government of The Bahamas’ intention to launch “an ambitious,
solarization programme” in The Bahamas over the next five years is
expected to result in numerous benefits for The Bahamas as a Small
Island Developing State (SIDS) as well as assist in slowing adverse
effects of climate change which include more extreme weather patterns
and rising sea levels.
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert
Alexander Minnis said the Government, through its Sustainable Nassau
Project (in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank - IDB)
will “better integrate Smart Technology” to ensure that Bahamians use
less energy in public buildings, schools and for street lighting.
The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation has
confirmed the appointments of Mr. Dave M. Forbes; Ms. Linda Wallace and
Mr. Michael Wilson as new members of The Board of Directors following
voting at its June 29th Extra Ordinary General Meeting.
Vandyke Pratt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Bahamas Primary
School Student of the Year Foundation in announcing the new
appointments noted that they each bring deep expertise in their
respective fields and collectively a wealth of leadership experience,
knowledge and insights.
The Foundation is excited that we have
joining our team, some strong and effective directors to assist with the
good governance and to assist us in our efforts to expand and further
promote academic excellence through the Bahamas Primary School...
Fifteen-year-old Donte Armbrister started playing tennis from the age of
6. He enjoyed learning the game and practiced frequently for three
years as a recreational player initially, then eventually graduated to
playing on a competitive level in the sport he currently has come to
"Tennis is really a mental game. You have to use your head a lot," said Donte.
July 20, Donte represented The Bahamas internationally in a tennis
match at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, held at the Tennis complex
on the grounds of the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium...
Board members of the Bahamas Light Industry Development Council (BLIDC)
paid a courtesy call on Ministry of Financial Services, Trade &
Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette on July 19, 2017 at
the offices of the Ministry. Pictured from left: Jonathan Cartwright
- Cartwright's Bedding; Perry Pinder - Blanco Chemicals; Christian
Knowles - Aquapure; Walter Wells - Caribbean Bottling Co.; Minister
Brent Symonette; Bradley Watson - Chairman/BLIDC (Caribbean Bottling
Co.); Geoffrey Knowles - Aquapure; and Karla Wells-Lisgaris - Caribbean
Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Derek Smith...
Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter
Turnquest said the Government has a fundamental mandate to improve the
lives of citizens and those who live in The Bahamas.
“We want to
create decent employment opportunities for them. We want to ensure
that they have the opportunity to become owners in their society and
flex their entrepreneurial muscles,” DPM Turnquest said...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said
the dissemination meeting for the Bahamas National Drug Assessments
presents health and law enforcement officials with an opportunity to
learn new knowledge generated by research on alcohol, tobacco, illegal
drug use and their related factors such as perceived risk, and drug
treatment in The Bahamas.
Officials discussed the results of The
Bahamas’ National Household Drug Prevalence Survey 2017 during the
meeting at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Thursday, July 20,
The primary goal of the survey was to estimate the
prevalence of the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine and other
drugs among persons 12-65 years in The Bahamas. Perceived drug use,
consequences of using drugs and treatment...
Nassau, The Bahamas. July 20, 2017. BTC continues to make meaningful
investments in the community. The company is now working along with
Bahamian app developer Stephen Brown to create a game just for BTC.
President for Mobile, Alphanique Duncombe said, “We’ve used this
opportunity to team up with local talent in the development of this app.
We wanted to create a truly Bahamian experience while showcasing how
talented our people can be.”
The “BTC Starmaker” app resembles
market heavy hitters Snapchat and Instagram, according to app developer
Stephen Brown. Brown has been in the Information Technology arena for
the past five years. After starting his craft as a hobby, he