Officers from the Police Traffic Division are investigating the
circumstances surrounding a traffic accident that has left a child dead
and a woman detained in hospital on Saturday 24th June 2017.
According to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, two vehicles, one a black
Nissan Teana driven by a woman and the other, a dark gray Mazda vehicle
driven by a male, collided with each other while traveling west on JFK
Drive. The woman lost control of her vehicle an it overturned on the
eastbound lane. As the vehicle overturned onto its roof her 2 – year old
female passenger was fully ejected. The child was pronounced dead at
the scene. The woman was transported to hospital where she is detained
in serious condition...
Senator, The Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville Contribution to the 2017
- 2018 Budget Honourable Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on
Friday, 23rd June, 2017:
Thank you, Madam President, and once again congratulations to you, and all Honourable Senators around the table.
Madam President, today I rise to make my contribution to the 2017 - 2018 Budget debate.
Madam President, after experiencing a major defeat at the polls a few
weeks ago, and having an opportunity to reflect on our successes and
mistakes, I remain resolute that Progressive Liberal Party is still the
only political organization that can effectively navigate our country
though the turbulent waters that lie ahead; and I remain confident that
time will prove this statement to be true...
BTC has partnered with the “ICAN” Community Limited to host the SMART²
Summer Initiative for kids. The telecommunications company donated
$5,000 toward the cause. BTC’s contribution will sponsor 20 students
registered for the program.
The organization has been in existence since 2006, and generally
facilitates children from ages 6 to 16. It was designed to curb the
academic and behavioral regression sometimes experienced over the summer
break. Their mission includes encouraging curiosity and a desire for
learning through the use of meaningful materials and activities that
promote interest, interaction, exploration and understanding...
US Visitor arrested for Drug Possession:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017,
officers from Tourism Policing Unit took an American woman from Dallas,
Texas into custody after they found a quantity of dangerous drugs in her
possession on Saturday 24th June 2017...
Firearm and Ammo seized, One Man in Custody: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police took a
man into custody following the seizure of a firearm on Thursday 22nd
Man and Woman arrested in Large Drug Raid: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police took a
man and woman into custody following the seizure of a large amount of
marijuana on Saturday 24th June 2017...
26 arrested in Police early Morning Operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police
conducted an operation in Southern New Providence early this morning
(Saturday 24th June 2017) that let to the arrest of a number of persons
and the closure of several nightclubs...
Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture, the
Hon. Michael Pintard told youth leaders and workers that through their
unselfish work, they have made a difference in reducing the number of
young people in Grand Bahama who make the wrong choices in life.
He reminded them that, had they not been carrying out the work they have
been doing for some time, the country would be in a much worse position
than it is now, in terms of the number of young people who have gone
“So, I applaud you for the work that you’ve been doing,” Minister
Pintard told youth leaders in Grand Bahama on Thursday night. “But at
the same time, I ask that we redouble these efforts. Because there are
communities in Grand Bahama, that for the last decade…
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands made his first official
visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, June 23, and said that the services
offered on island will be strengthened so that it becomes the hub of the
Minister Sands started his morning by touring areas of the Rand Memorial
Hospital and stopping occasionally to speak with staff and patients.
He toured the Pharmacy, Pediatrics, Radiology, Accident and Emergency,
Orthopedics, the Diah Unit, the Medical Ward, the Operating Theatre, and
Obstetrics before moving on to the renovation sites that consist of the
corridor site, kitchen and cafeteria, doctor’s on-call and IAT –
proposed OPD/Specialty Clinic...
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell
led a delegation of Senior Officials and members of the media to three
islands on Thursday, June 22. The delegation visited Long Island,
Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, and Freeport, Grand Bahama to observe
Local Government elections, for the selection of Chairman, Board members
and Council members. After observing and assessing over a dozen
polling divisions on the three islands, the Minister said that he was
‘pleased’ with the process.
“After speaking with the officials at the election site and discussing
the process with them, I am happy to report to the Bahamian people, that
the process has been running smoothly,” said Minister Campbell...
The 44th Bahamas Independence Celebrations will have all the ingredients
of the annual national birthday bash – pomp and circumstance, music,
dance, singing, storytelling -- lively ‘Bahamiana,’ and proud waving of
the aquamarine, black and gold Bahamian Flag.
At a press
conference, June 23, at the Cabinet Office, Churchill Building, Chairman
of the 44th Anniversary Bahamas Independence Celebrations planning
committee, the Hon. Mark Humes, MP, announced that the festivities give
cause to celebrate “our one-ness,” as the theme for this year reflects:
“Toward the Rising Sun, One God, One People, One Bahamas...
The Miss Bahamas Organization® (MBO) has a new telecommunications
partner. ALIV is now the official mobile network of the Miss World
Bahamas Pageant, having entered a 3-year agreement with the nation’s
premier pageant organization. The new exclusive partnership reflects the
marriage of two nationally recognized brands which are known to be pace
setters in their respective fields.
As part of the agreement,
this year’s contestants will be given a challenge incorporating an ALIV
branded device and/or service. The competition within the competition
will be featured in an episode of the Road to the Crown Reality TV
series which is back for another season, airing on Our TV beginning July
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017 - Jun 23, 2017 - 1:16:32 PM
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Summer is a time for children, and we want to ensure your children have a
great summer. As a community service, The Bahamas Weekly allows anyone
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Enjoy the longer summer days at Flying Fish! New menu items are coming soon.
We are open for Lunch from Wednesday through Sunday, with Dinner 6
nights a week. Enjoy live music and a Casual Sunday special menu every
week starting at 5pm. Sit outside on our dock, or relax in cool ac
indoors. We also host parties and offer catering services.
Please visit our website for restaurant details and our menus...
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), which represents
more than 200 print and digital newspapers across the United States, is
currently holding its annual conference (June 20-June24) at the Gaylord
Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Prince George’s
County, just outside D.C.
The conference kicked-off on Tuesday
with a National Black Parents Town Hall Meeting on Educational
Excellence featuring radio personality and community activist DJ EZ
Street; Hilary Shelton, the director of the NAACP’s Washington Bureau;
Dr. Marietta English, the president of the National Alliance of Black
School Educators; and Lynn Jennings of Education Trust...
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) regrets the recent
U.S. reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on
the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region.
The Association continues to support the ending of the U.S.-Cuba embargo
and its restrictions on trade and travel, and encourages Cuba's active
engagement in regional economic development. CHTA concludes that the
announced policy changes could stall or altogether reverse the
heartening progress made in recent years.
If restrictions are
indeed re-imposed, the Association expects adverse effects for U.S.
businesses - not only for import-export companies, but also for the
U.S.-based travel-related businesses that have made considerable
investments in Cuba since normalization began - and lost opportunities
for those U.S. companies considering doing business there...
On Thursday, June 22, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the United States Northern Command
(USNORTHCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program funded $1.8 million
emergency relief warehouse in Great Inagua. NORTHCOM has been working
with NEMA since December 2009 to support their long standing requirement
to have three regionally located emergency relief warehouses based in
the north, central, and southern islands of The Bahamas, to enable
timely post-hurricane disaster response and relief.
On hand to
mark the occasion, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson, Minister of
Labour, Senator The Honorable Dion Foulkes and USNORTHCOM’s Humanitarian
Assistance Program Team led by Interagency Director Mr. Randy Zeller...
Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, is pleased to chair the 2017
Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) in Washington, D.C., this
“I am proud that Canada has been asked to chair this
meeting and to share our approach of creating the kind of economic
growth that works to strengthen the middle class,” said Minister
Morneau. “Given this time of rapid global change, it is important that
all countries work together to address our shared challenges and seize
new opportunities. Above all, it is critical that the benefits of the
growth we create in Canada and around the world are widely shared...
On the heels of the 47th General Assembly of the Organisation of
American Sates (OAS), the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and
Equality Inc. (ECADE) welcomes several positive decisions coming out of
the meeting. ECADE notes however, reservations expressed by eastern
Caribbean governments in respect of the Resolution on the Protection and
Promotion of Human Rights. The 2017 assembly was hosted in Cancun,
Mexico from June 19 - 21, 2017.
Of note is the adoption of the
omnibus Resolution on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights; the
election of three new commissioners to the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights (IACHR); and the decision to double the regular funds
assigned to the IACHR and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and
the Inter-American Commission on women...
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames (right) shakes
hands with Political Counselor of the Delegation of the European Union
to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Cayman
Islands Mr. Gavin Tench, during a courtesy call at the Ministry of
National Security, on June 9, 2017.
Official photograph taken by Eric Rose of Bahamas Information Services…
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - RAIN or SHINE on Saturday June 24th, 2017 the UPPERCUT Band will be
be performing a free waterside concert. If it rains the band will
perform at Taino By The Sea Restaurant at the Taino Beach Resort, if it
shines Uppercut will perform at The Dive In at Unexso. Regardless of
which of these two awesome waterfront locations the band ends up at,
patrons will receive the same friendly courteous service, succulent
dinner selection and refreshing drinks. However, the Uppercut Band will
be even better as they introduce two new members; Syd Collie and Massawe
Dean. Two sisters that sing really well and an additional keyboard
player for the band in Syd.
The monthly Dinner and Free
Waterfront Concerts under the stars with Uppercut are all about
providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same old
RBC Royal Bank today announced its renewed commitment as the title
sponsor of the RBC 2017 National Swimming Championships. Facilitated by
the Bahamas Aquatics Federation, formerly Bahamas Swimming Federation,
the National Swimming Championships will be held from June 22- 25, 2017.
This year, over 350 athletes from 11 swim clubs, including
international swimmers are scheduled to participate.
As part of its
100 plus year legacy in The Bahamas, RBC presented the Bahamas Swimming
Federation $35,000 demonstrating its continued support of The National
Swimming Championships, and the Academic All Bahamas Swimming Team
If cleanliness is indeed next to Godliness, then the hardworking
garbage technicians at Bahamas Waste are closer to heaven than any of
Since its inception, Bahamas Waste, has made leaps and bounds
in addressing key waste management needs for residents across New
Providence. The foundation of that business is built upon weekly
collection services from homes in various communities around the island;
collections made possible by hardworking garbage techs.
“We’ve really tried to provide our customers with the best possible
services” said Francisco DeCardneas, Bahamas Waste Managing Director...
The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC) is preparing for its yearly
international tour and will host a one-night-only repeat performance of
its 27th Annual concert season on June 24th 2017. A Silent Auction takes
place before the concert at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall of St. Paul Roman
Catholic Church, Lyford Cay.
This concert is not to be missed
and the public is encouraged to come out and support our youth who are
dedicating their lives and talents to inspire positivity among our young
people as they proudly represent The Bahamas and its culture in the
international arena each and every year. This event is guaranteed to
entertain, captivate and thrill the hearts of music lovers and
The Department of Education categorically refutes circulating media reports about
the arrest of three Ministry of Education employees, now reportedly in Police
custody, involving the alleged stealing of $245,000.00.
To be clear, a staff member of the Ministry’s Performance Appraisal Unit was
interviewed under caution by the police today, at the Ministry of Education
headquarters on Thompson Blvd, after it was brought to the attention of the
Ministry of Education by a local financial institution that a staff member was
involved in the production of fake job letters for non-Ministry employees...