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...
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
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"...
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...
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.
bar menu will be available outside waterside all evening and happy hour
specials run from 5pm-7pm...
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
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
THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE PART ONE: THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
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...
Address to the Nation By The Honourable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Thursday, May 25, 2017:
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.
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.
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
"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.
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...
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
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...
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.
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
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...”
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.”
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in
solving the island’s latest homicide that occurred on Thursday 25th May
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.
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...
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.
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...
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."
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...
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...
Bahamian singing sensation “Avvy” plans to launch his third Carnival in
Inagua with the help of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).
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...
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized on Thursday 25th May 2017.
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...