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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Three Bahamians Arrested for Drug Posession at LPIA - May 27, 2017 - 7:38:23 PM

Two Bahamian women and a Bahamian man were taken into custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Friday 26th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 8:00am, two Bahamian women and a Bahamian man were traveling to the United States, when United States Customs and Border Protection officials detained them at the United States Customs and Immigration Pre-Clearance Departure Lounge at LPIA, after 16 taped packages of cocaine was discovered in their luggage. The estimate weight of the cocaine is four pounds...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Grand Bahama police investigating Armed Robbery at a business establishment - May 27, 2017 - 7:12:45 PM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Friday 26th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 5:00pm, an armed male entered a business establishment atthe Millennium Mall situated on West Atlantic Drive and robbed it off an undetermined amount of money before making good his escape on foot.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for anyone with any information that can assist in this investigation...

News : Grand Bahama

2nd Annual Young Eagles Career Fair A Major Success - May 27, 2017 - 6:22:55 AM

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On Friday, May 19th, the 2nd Annual Young Eagles Career Fair kicked off the start of the Grand Bahama Air Show at the Western Air Terminal on Grand Bahama Island.

With over 150 students in attendance, from both Grand Bahama and New Providence, the Young Eagles Career Fair offered to students from grades 10-12 both a theoretical and hands-on preview into the world of aviation, and the many career options available to them.

Betty Bethel, Director, Ministry of Tourism, GBI said that " The Ministry of Tourism is really proud to be in partnership with Air Boss, John Wing Air Calgary and all of the performers to bring an event to Grand Bahama Island that not only entertains but also has the ability to influence career opportunities"...

Opportunities

HGTV Seeks Bahamas Realtors! HGTV Seeks Homebuyers! - May 27, 2017 - 5:20:29 AM

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Enter the Picture Productions is now casting for “Bahamas Life,” a new television series on HGTV looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian Lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!

We are looking for lots of REALTORS and HOME BUYERS! Are you in the process of buying a home, in escrow, or have you recently purchased a house in the Bahamas (in the past year)? In particular in Nassau, Eleuthera, or Exuma?

Casting is open to people from the United States, Canada, England, Australia and more ! There is pay for your participation...

Sales & Promotions : Flying Fish Restaurant

Ryan Carroll performing at Flying Fish "Casual Sundays" - May 27, 2017 - 12:00:23 AM

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The patio of Flying Fish is THE place to be on Sunday nights in Freeport. Come out and enjoy "Flying Fish Casual Sundays" every Sunday evening from 5pm to enjoy the Bahamas' beautiful weather on the patio (weather permitting) along with great food and drink, with live entertainment.

This Sunday, local entertainer Ryan Carroll will be on the deck performing for your listening enjoyment.

Our bar menu will be available outside waterside all evening and happy hour specials run from 5pm-7pm...

Bahamas Weather

Hurricane Season Outlook by Wayne Neely - May 26, 2017 - 7:49:04 PM

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In less than a week, the 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season will officially begin and during this time most Bahamians are a bit uneasy due impart to the recent powerful and very devastating Hurricanes Matthew which struck many of the islands in the NW Bahamas(New Providence, North Andros and Grand Bahama) and Joaquin which struck many of the islands in the Central and SE Bahamas (Acklins, Crooked Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador, Inagua and Long Island). I had a chance to speak to several of the hurricane experts within the region about the outlook for the 2017 season.

Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers Phil Klotzbach and his team in April were predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2017, citing the potential development of El Niño as well as recent anomalous cooling in the tropical Atlantic as primary factors...

Columns

This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: May 22 - 26 - May 26, 2017 - 6:51:02 PM

THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE PART ONE: THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Amid the excitement, pomp, pageantry and high fashion that have come to define the Bahamian culture surrounding opening of the Bahamas Parliament, HE Dame Marguerite Pindling, Bahamas Governor General, delivered the Speech from the Throne, outlining the legislative agenda of the next parliamentary session in addition to the articulation of key policy initiatives proposed by the incoming Minnis administration.

In the interest of time, the budget debate begins next Wednesday, 31st May 2017...

News : International : Caribbean News

Dominica Prime Minister Skerrit's Address to the Nation - May 26, 2017 - 6:41:49 PM

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Address to the Nation By The Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit  on Thursday, May 25, 2017:

Fellow Dominicans, residents, visitors and well-wishers, I address you today against the backdrop of a dangerous precedent that is being set in our country, whereby expression of views by some, is accompanied, almost always, by street protests, lawlessness and violence.

Dominica is being black-eyed in the regional and international world by media reports of this very "un-Dominican" behavior that is creeping into the mainstream of society.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

New Government Introduces Focus on Tourism and Family Islands - May 26, 2017 - 6:18:12 PM

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During her Speech from the Throne on May 24, 2017, Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, DCMG, said that her Government recognized the value of tourism to the economy, while being keenly aware of the fierceness of the competition in the global and regional tourism marketplace.

"My Government will collaborate with all the major tourism industry stakeholders to enhance the tourism product onshore, to develop throughout our islands," Her Excellency said, during the Official Opening of the Parliament, in Parliament Square.

Her Excellency added that her government’s primary goal in communications, sales and airlift strategies will be to ensure a return on investment in all that they do, as well as work aggressively towards expanding the digital footprint by using data-driven metrics in all efforts...

Sports

Nassau: Free Miami Dolphin Led Football and Cheerleading Clinics This Weekend - May 26, 2017 - 5:55:34 PM

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Famed NFL quarter backer Dan Marino and several of the legendary Miami Dolphin alumni are here in Nassau, May 25-28, to celebrate the weekend and will on Saturday, May 27, hold a free football and cheerleading clinic for Bahamian boys and girls, 6-17 years old.  The clinic will begin at 9 am and run through 12 noon at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. 

The youth can expect to receive one-on-one training on the fundamentals of football and motivational testimonials by some of the top professional players including Dan Marino, along with Miami Dolphins Alumni Dick Anderson, Mark Clayton, Mark Duper, Sam Madison, Twan Russell, Nat Moore, JasonTaylor, Shawn Wooden, Troy Drayton, Ronnie Brown, Orande Gadsden, Jim Jensen...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Motorcyclist Dies after Crashing into Vehicle on Marathon Road - May 26, 2017 - 5:28:24 PM

Officers assigned to the Police Traffic Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding a traffic incident that has left a motorcyclist dead on Friday 26th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00pm, a male was traveling on a 450 CC Trail motorcycle on Marathon Road, when he struck a Toyota car driven by a woman who was attempting to make a turn off Marathon Road. The motorcyclist received serious injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Entertainment

Blurred Lines: What Exactly is “Cinema” in 2017? - May 26, 2017 - 4:38:37 PM

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If you haven’t been following our articles and posts, here’s a quick recap: the world of the cinema is changing. It has changed. The future is right now. This has been the predominant theme of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

We have talked about streaming cinema (via Netflix and Amazon Studios) here in the competition with films. But what in the world is the American cable network “Showtime” doing here on the pure and holy grounds of the Palais? Showtime is here at Cannes with David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” and Jane Campion’s “Top Of The Lake”. This ‘cinema-as-TV’, as some call it, is not in competition, but rather is being described as part of Cannes’ “anniversary event...”

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grand Bahama Minister of State Reviews Hurricane Relief Spending - May 26, 2017 - 4:28:10 PM

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Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson gave a preliminary assessment of how hurricane relief funds were spent on the island of Grand Bahama, submitting that the manner in which those funds were instructed to be spent “were quite disturbing.”

During a media briefing at the Office of The Prime Minister on Thursday evening (May 25, 2017), Minister Thompson told the media that his report was an effort to keep the public informed on matters that pertain to them and the public’s purse.

Upon preliminary appraisal, he questioned what seemed instances of irregular practice in relief fund disbursement...

Bahamian Politics

DNA comments on Speech From the Throne - May 26, 2017 - 3:37:24 PM

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) joins all Bahamians today in congratulating the newly elected and appointed Members of Parliament who have been entrusted with the enormous responsibility of overseeing the affairs of our Commonwealth. We wish God’s speed and guidance as they begin to govern in the interest of all Bahamians.

The DNA has conducted a preliminary review of the speech from the throne as delivered by the Governor General - Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling. While it is our intention to speak in more detail on all aspects of the speech over the coming days and weeks, we offer a few of our observations on the proposed agenda of the new administration as articulated by the Governor General...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Four in custody for Large Drug seizure following a Raid on a Home - Illegal Handgun Seized - Man in Custody for Drug Possession - May 26, 2017 - 3:13:29 PM

Four in custody for Large Drug seizure following a Raid on a Home:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team took three males and a female into custody following a large drug seizure at a home on Thursday 25th May 2017...

Man in Custody for Drug Possession: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, officer assigned to the Tourism Policing Unit took a man into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Thursday 25th May 2017...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of State for Grand Bahama meets with NEMA ahead of Hurricane Season - May 26, 2017 - 1:30:24 PM

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With Hurricane season set to begin on June 1, Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of The Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson said that it is important to perform an assessment of how many people have not received assistance, or who have applied for assistance and are still awaiting help.

Minister Thompson held an extended meeting with important stakeholders in the recovery efforts and received a briefing and update of such recovery efforts and repairs to date. The meeting was held with representatives from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the three Island Administrators, representatives from Social Services and from the Ministry of Works...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Grand Bahama man found dead in vehicle with gunshot wounds - May 26, 2017 - 12:30:44 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in solving the island’s latest homicide that occurred on Thursday 25th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 11:00pm, police were called to an area at the rear of East Sunrise Plaza, where they met the body of a male in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to the head. EMS personnel were called to the scene and reported no signs of life.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for anyone with any information that can assist them in their investigation, to contact the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone number 350-3107...

VAT Bahamas

Free VAT Filing Workshop offered from June 13- June 15 in Grand Bahama - May 26, 2017 - 12:19:24 PM

Public Notice: In an effort to assist with the Filling of VAT Returns, the Business Community is advised that the VAT Department will be hosting a Free VAT Filing Workshop from June 13th, 2017 through June 15th, 2017, at the Customs Department Room from 10:00am. - 1:30pm.

Workshops will be held at the C.A. Smith Building in Freeport.

Workshop sessions are as follows...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets with Staff to Convey Vision for the Function of the Ministry - May 26, 2017 - 12:13:32 PM

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The new Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield, has been conducting a series of staff meetings across offices of the Ministry to familiarise Foreign Service Officers and other Ministry professionals with his vision for the function of the Ministry in representing The Bahamas in its outreach to the wider world.  The Minister, a retired acting Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and an attorney, formerly in the office of the Attorney General, is an expert in security studies, strategy and planning.  Minster Henfield has been speaking with Foreign Affairs staffers with a view to improving the contribution that the Ministry's widespread expertise in neighbouring and other foreign countries can bring to The Bahamas Government’s efforts in international affairs...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Henfield Congratulates Foreign Service Officer - May 26, 2017 - 12:03:56 PM

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Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Shagerra Edgecombe offered a prayer during her recent induction exercise at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Foreign Service Institute asking for herself and other FSOs to serve with "humility and excellence."  It was a powerful thought -- one that captured the imagination of Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield. 

Minister Henfield congratulated Ms. Edgecombe for her important focus. In briefing a general meeting of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Minister said "Humility and excellence are the cornerstones of good character and work ethic and should serve as an inspiration for us all at Foreign Affairs."

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Labour Tours the National Training Agency - May 26, 2017 - 11:56:56 AM

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Minister of Labour the Hon. Dion Foulkes toured the National Training Agency at its Gladstone Road facility on Monday, and met with executives of NTA.  Executive Director of NTA Agatha Marcelle conducted the tour.

Official photos by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services...

 

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Friday, May 26th - May 26, 2017 - 11:50:10 AM

This is the Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Friday 26th May 2017

General situation: A cold front in the vicinity of the extreme Northwest Bahamas will become stationary while it continues to support pockets of unsettled weather today.

Special warnings: No warnings.

For the Northwest Bahamas: Weather: Variable cloudiness and hot today with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through tonight...

Focus on Fashion

The Colour of Love at Islands of the World Fashion Showcase - May 26, 2017 - 11:30:03 AM

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The seventh edition of Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, under the theme “The Colour of Love”, took the audience on a romantic journey to an idyllic destination island wedding, featuring apparel and accessories from underwear, swimwear, casual and resort wear, to evening dresses, suits and bridal gowns, accentuated by exquisite jewelry. Owen Bethel, producer of the event, described it as a “mosaic of fashion, art, and culture, depicting a sophisticated island lifestyle, or designs for the sophisticated urban castaways.”

The ambience of the romantic garden setting in the Humidor Piazza at Graycliff Hotel provided a complementary environment for a night of dazzling elegance...

Entertainment

Avvy’ to Launch Third Carnival in Inagua - May 26, 2017 - 10:23:38 AM

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Bahamian singing sensation “Avvy” plans to launch his third Carnival in Inagua with the help of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).

The company serves as the event’s primary sponsor this year. The entertainer credits BTC for making this event possible. He said, “BTC has been able to help me take something that we’ve been doing and broadcast it. This gives us the opportunity to reach more people from and outside the island to come and be a part of this experience. BTC has allowed us to market this event more effectively...


Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Grand Bahama stabbing incident leaves male hospitalized - May 26, 2017 - 10:15:29 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized on Thursday 25th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, a male was reportedly involved in an altercation with another male in the Fawcette Lane area when he was stabbed to the body. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle, seen by doctor and is listed in serious condition.

A 20 year old male of Oates Lane was arrested by police in connection with this matter...

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