Prime Minister to address UN economic and social council forum on sustainable development
- Jul 18, 2018 - 11:47:30 AM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday,
July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level
Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of
the Economic and Social Council.
During the Ministerial sessions on Wednesday, the Prime Minister intends
to reaffirm The Bahamas’ commitment to the UN Sustainable Development
Goals, and in this regard will refer to the work being done through the
Over-the-Hill Development Partnership Initiative...
Bahamas 45th Independence ecumenical Service in South Florida
- Jul 18, 2018 - 10:58:11 AM
Notable Bahamians within the South Florida diaspora including prominent
South Florida newspaperman, Garth Reeves, were honored on Sunday during
an Ecumenical Service celebrating the 45th year of Independence for The
Bahamas, under the theme, “Celebrate Bahamas, We’ve Come This Far by
At the service held at the historical St. Agnes Anglican
Church in Overtown, Miami, Florida; The Bahamas Council General to
Florida, Mrs. Linda Mackey, expressed appreciation and pride in the
Bahamian diaspora of S. Florida in regards to their accomplishments and
contributions to the S. Florida community over the years....
Junkanoo Summer Festival showcases new & Innovative cuisine
- Jul 18, 2018 - 10:00:59 AM
The experience of an authentic taste of The Islands Of The Bahamas is a
major highlight of Junkanoo Summer Festival 2018, which takes place
every Saturday this month and on August 4 at Arawak Cay.
array of culinary delights on sale at the festival include mouthwatering
dishes like conch fritters, guava and tamarind wings, seafood duff,
stuffed crabs and lobster, fried snapper, gyros, sweet treats and icy
According to Culinary Manager at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation (BMOTA) Deanne Gibson, there are over 40 vendors participating
in this year’s festival...
Young BTVI female students secure careers in construction industry
- Jul 18, 2018 - 3:04:04 AM
Two young females are breaking barriers in the vocational arena, having
both studied and secured carriers in the construction industry.
Brice and Santana Dean – 2018 graduates of the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BTVI) – are employees of DTEC Plant Services LTD
(DTEC). As a DCO Energy subsidiary, the company is responsible for
managing the maintenance and operations of the chilled water plant and
emergency backup generator that provides cooling of air conditioning
systems for the entire Baha Mar property.
Juvenile Nassau shooting victim identified
- Jul 17, 2018 - 11:35:51 AM
Police have officially identified the juvenile male who was shot and
killed on Friday, 13th july, 2018 at Baillou Hill road as Sean
Augustin, age 17 years of Lightbourn avenue, rock crusher.
Industrial accident- 4 males injured
on the island of Eleuthera are investigating an industrial accident,
which has left four men with injuries, Monday, 16th July, 2018.
to reports, shortly after 11:00am, four men were removing palm trees
from a container at a business establishment on Banks Road, Governors
Harbour, Eleuthera, when one of the trees came in contact with a high
voltage electrical line,
RBPF Grand Bahama investigate 2 drug matters
- Jul 17, 2018 - 11:22:03 AM
In the first incident, on Monday 16th July 2018, shortly after
2:00pm, Officers of the Rapid Response Unit, while in the area of
Fawcett Lane, arrested a 23 year old male of Raleigh Drive, after he was
found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana.
the second incident on the same date, shortly after 4:00pm, Officers of
the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information and while in the area
of the Casuarina Bridge, in bushes near the canal, discovered three
taped packages of suspected marijuana. No arrest was made in this
The estimated weight is 18.5 lbs. and has a street...
RBPF: Police in Grand Bahama investigate 2 Separate drug matters
- Jul 17, 2018 - 8:09:52 AM
In the first incident, on Monday 16th July 2018, shortly after 2:00pm,
Officers of the Rapid Response Unit, while in the area of Fawcett Lane,
arrested a 23 year old male of Raleigh Drive, after he was found in
possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana.
In the second
incident on the same date, shortly after 4:00pm, Officers of the Drug
Enforcement Unit, acting on information and while in the area of the
Casuarina Bridge, in bushes near the canal...
Animal Loving Kids Learn to Protect Pets from Harmful Foods
- Jul 16, 2018 - 4:36:42 PM
Six-year-old Kennedy Albury didn’t know how dangerous it was to feed her
two dogs grapes, raisins and trail mix – all nutritious snacks for a
first grader but toxic human food for her pets.
“I just knew they couldn’t have chocolate,” said the first grader. “Now I know what I can and can’t give them.”
Albury was the youngest of 11 campers at the Bahamas Humane Society’s summer camp to learn what foods to avoid feeding pets.
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates robbery incident - Illegal firearm recovered
- Jul 16, 2018 - 8:11:54 AM
Police investigates robbery incident:
Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a robbery incident which occurred, Sunday, 15th July, 2018.
to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, a male tourist was riding a scooter
on West Bay Street in the area of the go slow bend, when two men who
were also riding a scooter, forced him to stop...
Illegal firearm recovered: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force has led to a quantity of dangerous drugs, an
illegal firearm and ammunition being taken from the streets of New
Joint operation apprehends 2 Haitian Sloops
- Jul 15, 2018 - 7:08:38 PM
Coral Harbour Base, 15 JUL. ‘18 (RBDF): A joint maritime
operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Operation Bahamas
Turks and Caicos Islands (OPBAT), and the United States Coast Guard
early this morning resulted in the apprehension of two Haitian Sloops in
the southern Bahamas with a combined total of 162 Haitian nationals on
The sloops were initially reported by
the Defence Force Intelligence Section, in collaboration with The
Bahamas Immigration Department, to OPBAT, which deployed a helicopter to
search for them.
Confirmation of sightings were made by OPBAT
RBPF Grand Bahama Hit and run traffic fatality
- Jul 15, 2018 - 6:24:47 PM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a Traffic Fatality that has left a male pedestrian dead
are that on Sunday 15th July 2018, shortly before 5:00am, police were
called to West Sunrise Highway, West of Yorkshire Drive, where they met
the body of an unknown male laying in the road. EMS personnel arrived at
that scene and reported no signs of life...
VKR Insights to host 'Let’s Get Social' event
- Jul 15, 2018 - 5:55:44 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas, July 16, 2018 –
Social media best practices to take the spotlight for entrepreneurs and
small business owners at upcoming workshop.
Let’s Get Social:
Manage your business’ social media will provide invaluable knowledge and
resources for participants. Valdez K. Russell, principal of VKR
Insights and event coordinator says “Let’s Get Social will empower and
engage Grand Bahama entrepreneurs and businesses for social media
success. Participants will enjoy an interactive experience to refresh,
rethink and reimagine their social media strategy.”
two decades, Russell has facilitated professional development
presentations throughout The Bahamas and around the world. As he
evolves in leading VKR Insights, a global public relations and brand
reputation management firm, he recognizes the need to empower
individuals and organizations to tell their...
BREEF and RBDF Partner to Guard Our Marine Heritage
- Jul 15, 2018 - 1:44:59 PM
BREEF and the RBDF celebrated the ending of an impactful six-day Marine
Conservation Workshop today with its closing ceremony at the Coral
Harbour Base. Bringing principal remarks was the Minister of Financial
Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Honourable Brent
Symonette. He congratulated the course participants and planners alike,
emphasizing the commitment of the Government of The Bahamas to
protecting its limited natural resources...
RBPF: Police investigate alleged suicide in Inagua
- Jul 14, 2018 - 7:34:24 AM
According to reports, shortly after 10:00am, Friday, 13th July, 2018
police on Inagua Island were called to a home on Burnside Street, after a
male was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom. Medical
Personnel on the island visited the scene and pronounced the male dead.
Investigations are ongoing...
RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicide
- Jul 13, 2018 - 10:40:49 AM
Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a
shooting incident, which has left one male dead and another with
According to reports, shortly after
2:00am, Friday, 13th July, 2018, a male was walking on the eastern side
of the clinic on Baillou Hill Road, when he saw a male being chased by a
group of men, who shot both him and the male before running away.
Emergency Medical Services Personnel were called to the scene and
attempted to revive one of the injured victims, but were unsuccessful...
One male dead after Abaco traffic accident
- Jul 13, 2018 - 8:06:37 AM
Reports are that on Saturday 7th July 2018 shortly after 1:00am, a
traffic accident occurred on Queen Street, Sandy Point, Abaco, involving
a gray 1998 Nissan Altima and a male pedestrian. The victim was
transported to the Sandy Point Government Clinic via private vehicle
where he was seen by doctor and later airlifted to New Providence for
further medical attention.
On Thursday 12th July 2018, the victim succumbed to his injuries...
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2018
- Jul 13, 2018 - 6:30:56 AM
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Rights Group strongly condemns forcing people from homes
- Jul 12, 2018 - 3:02:02 PM
***image1**It has come to our attention that Minister of Labor Dion Foulkes told
the media that *he consulted with Rights Bahamas regarding the
government’s reprehensible and illegal move to force people from their
If the minister intended this to give the impression that
Rights Bahamas approves of this government’s campaign of rank
discrimination against and abuse of persons of a certain ethnic
background, or that provided any input whatsoever into this government’s
vile plan, this is disingenuous in the extreme.
BNT Member rewardship program has new partner
- Jul 12, 2018 - 2:27:13 PM
Harbour Safaris is the newest Corporate Partner to join The Bahamas
National Trust (BNT) Rewardship Program. BNT Members will now enjoy an
exclusive discount when joining Harbour Safaris' exciting tours.
Bahamas National Trust is a nonprofit, national park management of the
Bahamas which is responsible for the protection of over 2 million acres
of land and sea. Membership is a fundraising mechanism for the BNT, and
the rewardship program invites corporate partners to extend discount
services to card carrying members.
RBPF: Grand Bahama police arrest (5) persons on 3 separate incidents
- Jul 12, 2018 - 11:02:14 AM
In the first incident a male and female were arrested by officers
of the Lucaya Division after they were found in possession of items that
were stolen from a Resort on Princess Isle. Reports are that on
Wednesday 11th July 2018 shortly after 10:00am, police received a
stealing report at a local resort. Officers later arrested the suspects
who were found in possession of all items.
the second incident on the same date, shortly after 12:00pm, Officers of
the Drug Enforcement Unit, arrest a male after he was found in
possession of a quantity of marijuana and cocaine...