The recent insensitive comments by the Minister of Social Services,
Frankie Campbell sparked significant outrage among Bahamian citizens,
residents and international observers. While many had looked forward to
his tenure as the first male to have oversight of this important
portfolio in recent memory, his performance has been disappointing and
Although the Bahamas’ rape rate has fluctuated
in recent years, 2018 saw an increase of 6%, and in 2016 led the
Caribbean in the number of recorded rapes. This is why Minister
Campbell’s comments that suggested that the media ought not to question
him on the subject of rape as this was not his business was
As plans are underway for Buju Banton’s upcoming tour, there has been a
regional conversation about the position of the LGBT+ community on the
tour and Boom Bye Bye -- a 1993 Buju Banton song promoting violence
against LGBT+ people. In an interview, human rights and LGBT+ advocate
Erin Greene said Buju Banton should be allowed to perform on the
condition that he does not sing Boom Bye Bye or allow it to be played
during the concert. Following her statement, there have been hundreds of
social media posts, comments, and shares that constitute violence
against Erin Greene and the LGBT+ community...
Despite promises to bring prosperity to the nation, Opposition Leader
Philip ‘Brave’ Davis says the Prime Minister has only shown he is a
“menace on the poor” as the so-called ‘people’s time’ has become the
people’s time to feel pain and suffering.
at the Party’s ‘No Lie Last Forever’ rally last Wednesday, Davis said
the Hubert Minnis administration has become like circus clowns,
comprised of jokers, moonwalkers, back peddlers, slick talkers and back
“Hubert Minnis aka “The menace on the poor and his pack
of circus clowns rolled into power proclaiming 'It’s the people’s
time',” he said.
A daring scientist working for a government-controlled laboratory
on a tropical island decides to use the facility's experimental
equipment to recreate his family members killed in a car accident. As he
goes against the existing laws of ethical science to achieve his goal,
he finds that he must face both moral and physical obstacles that he was
unprepared to deal with prior to the ordeal.
Foster is a research neuroscientist who is trying to transfer
consciousness from a biological being to a robotic one when his life
crashes around him...
Police investigates traffic fatality: Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident, Sunday, 20th January, 2018 which has left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly after 3:00am, a male was travelling in the southern
lane, west on J.F. Kennedy Drive, in a 2009 Nissan Skyline, when he
lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a utility pole...
Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered: Police have recovered yet another illegal firearm from the streets of
New Providence, Saturday, 19th January, 2019, and have taken an adult
male into custody...
This is the
Bahamas 3 day ppublic forecast for today and tonight, Saturday, 19th January, 2019.
General situation: Weak high pressure will shift east of the islands
ahead of an approaching cold front, while a surface trough across the
Bahamas will enhance shower activity across the area.
Area: all areas
Weather: Variably cloudy and warm with the chance of a few isolated showers mainly in the Southeast
Bahamas, becoming partly cloudy and cool at night...
Every piece of trash that makes its way into the ocean threatens the
life of the animals that call it home and in a country with more than
3,400 km of coastline, that trash known as marine debris, also threatens
the Bahamas’ livelihood.
To cultivate awareness of the
importance of properly disposing of all garbage and encourage Bahamians
to reduce, reuse and recycle, the Dolphin Encounters Project BEACH 19th
Annual Marine Education Poster contest challenges kindergarten through
grade 12 students to creatively depict the topic “Marine Debris –
Trashing our Treasure.”...
Police investigate shooting incident: Police on
the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident
Friday, 18th January, 2019, which left an adult male with injuries.
to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, a male was walking through a track
road off Dumping Ground Corner, when he heard multiple gunshots and
realized that he had been shot...
Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered: Police have recovered three illegal firearms and a quantity of dangerous
drugs, in three separate incidents, and have taken two adult males into
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The Organization of American States (OAS) and El Salvador today signed
an agreement for the deployment of an Electoral Observation Mission to
the February 3 presidential elections.
Representative of El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Calles, highlighted the
contribution of the Observation Missions to the strengthening of
democracy in the country. “The participation of the OAS Electoral
Observation Mission is very valuable for El Salvador for the learning
process they bring, because we are improving the electoral process
election by election,” said Ambassador Calles...
Executive Chairman, Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation
(BAIC), Michael Foulkes announced that the Pop-Up Farmers Market will
commence again at the Gladstone Road location, Saturday, January 19,
“We started 2018, with just under 100 active farmers in the
program and we were most fortunate, as we ended the year 2018, with
about 220 farmers in the program,” Mr. Foulkes said during a press
conference at the Corporation’s headquarters Friday, January 18, 2019...
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis delivered congratulatory
remarks during a ceremony honouring two leading clergymen who were
named the Jones Communications Network Persons of the Year.
ceremony was held Friday, January 18, 2019 at Jones Communications Media
Center on University Boulevard, where Wendall Jones, CEO, bestowed the
‘Person of the Year’ title upon Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart, and Pastor
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon.
Dame Marguerite Pindling presented each honouree with a plaque saluting
his contribution to nation building and the religious community...
Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis on Thursday led a
site visit of historic Southern Recreation Grounds, which is being
redeveloped under The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership
Initiative. Royal Bank of Canada employees raised and donated $10,000
towards the green technology aspect of the development. The Prime
Minister is pictured explaining the concept to Rob Johnston, head of
Caribbean Banking, RBC; and Nathaniel Beneby, Managing Director RBC
Enclosed are remarks by BAIC Chairman Michael Foulkes on the First Pop Up Market for the Year:
Mr. Benjamin Rahming, General Manager; Ms. Debbie Strachan, Sr. Deputy General Manager...
are pleased to announce the re-opening of our Pop-Up Farmers Market,
this coming Saturday, 19th January, 2019. We are excited about this as
it is the beginning of our second Season, and it will be at Gladstone
Road from 8am to 3pm...
Jasper has been named a One Young
World and European Commission Peace Ambassador – an initiative
developed to accelerate the efforts of young leaders in preventing and
countering violent extremism, building peace, and promoting conflict
Jasper is a programmes Director for Rights
Bahamas, she promotes individual rights and the rule of law, educating
young people in building campaigns that support human rights and gender
The Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama has made another step
towards its goal of transforming Grand Bahama into a Technology Hub, not
just in The Bahamas, but also in the region.
Minister of State
for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi
Thompson welcomed the Principals of DevDigital Software, during a press
conference at OPM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
“They are in
the final step to their operation, which is obtaining a license from the
Grand Bahama Port Authority,” said Minister Thompson...
Police investigates armed robbery: Police on
the Island of New Providence are searching for two men responsible for
an armed robbery which occurred Thursday, 17th January, 2019.
to reports, shortly 12:00noon, a female was walking in the parking lot
of a strip mall on Madeira Street, when she was approached by two men,
one armed with a firearm who robbed her of her handbag which contained
cash and other personal items...
Illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Thursday, 17th January, 2019
Flying Squad Officers, while patrolling McCartney Lane off Wulff Road,
saw two of men sitting on a wall...
Police are reporting the arrest of 5 adult males in connection with
possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation dubbed,
“Steady the Land” conducted throughout New Providence, Thursday,17th
Shortly after 2:00pm, the
Officers from the Operations Team, acting on information went to a bushy
area off Kemp Road, where they discovered five adult males. Officers
conducted a search of the immediate area and recovered 40 packages of
suspected marijuana, weighing 22 lbs...