LOS ANGELES, California -- Bahamas Honourary Consul to
California Cedric A. Scott (left) is pictured having lunch at the Mandarin in
West Hollywood with Ms Aryana Roberts (right) and Mr. Drew Palacious, who were
visiting Los Angeles last week.
Miss Roberts, daughter of Terrance and Lavender
Roberts of Freeport, Grand Bahama, is a young filmmaker who recently graduated
from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. She travelled to Los Angeles to
establish relationships and explore film-making opportunities. Mr. Palacious is a Bahamian fashion model.
"As leaders become more seasoned and gain influence, it is essential for
them to remember to be accessible to those they have the privilege of
leading. Once you make yourself open to receiving feedback, finding
thoughtful ways to respond to suggestions, comments or criticism will
lay the foundation for collective growth." - Kwayera Archer Cunningham,
nonprofit executive and leader, Global Ase
"What we are
celebrating today as we cut a ribbon is the largest single
infrastructural investment in the development of our young nation. This
(airport) facility is one that we can all be proud of and of which I am
confident will help ensure the bright and successful future of Antigua
August 31, 2015 -- The Cellular Liberalization Task Force (the Task
Force) advises that on August 19, 2015, the Utilities Regulation and
Competition Authority (URCA) resumed Phase 2 of the competitive
selection process for the second cellular mobile provider. The auction
itself will take place during the month of September.
April 29, 2015 the Task Force announced that Cable Bahamas Ltd. (CBL)
and Virgin Mobile (Bahamas) Limited (VMBL) had both moved forward to the
auction phase of the selection process, which was scheduled to be
conducted by URCA in May...
I recently attended funerals of two very
close colleagues - Alfred Bismark Coakley MBE and Sir Albert Joel
Miller - and as I reflected on my dearly departed brothers and
colleagues, the name of another of our brother and friend, Stanley
Alexander Wilson Jr. who died on Oct 5th1990 at a young age of 48,
constantly came to mind.
It was Stanley Wilson who Sir Lynden Pindling had seconded to Grand
Bahama to review and offer advisement to his government on the
transformation of Freeport. It was Stanley Wilson who convinced Edward
St. George and Jack Haywood to sell at market value a number of
Companies that were owned by the Grand Bahamas Port Authority. Freeport
Oil Co Ltd...
On behalf of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Perry Christie, Bahamas Foreign Minister the Hon. Fred Mitchell has been in contact with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Dominica, Francis Baron, to express The Bahamas’ deep sadness and condolences on the deaths of so many people in Dominica following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika through that island nation.
The Bahamas will be coordinating with its CARICOM partners for an appropriate level of assistance to Dominica in the wake of the death and devastation reported.
It is my hope that my candidacy reaffirms a creed inscribed in the
hearts of every supporter of this great party.It is the written
doctrine that places an inherited responsibility on the shoulders of the
new generation of leaders.It is a promise spoken through the vision of
our founders that articulates a party that is dedicated to providing a
ladder of economic and social hope to all Bahamians and not to a
The architects and engineers of the words of profound promises that shape the destiny of the Bahama...
The Grand Bahama community recently
witnessed first hand the revolutionary breakthrough of the services of
Caribbean Pavement Solutions (CPS) in Grand Bahama, which included the
resurfacing and striping of the Kelly's parking lot and the roundabout
on the East Sunrise highway.
Caribbean Pavement Solutions
(CPS) celebrated its official launch on Friday evening at the Pelican
Bay among construction, and business leaders in the country's second
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology wishes to inform the
public that after consultation with the Meteorological Department we
have been advised that the worst of Tropical Storm Erika has passed.
Please note that changes have been made to the dates issued last week as
we were proactively preparing for the possibility of Erika reaching our
All administrators, teachers and custodial staff should report for duty Monday, 31st August;
Preschool, Primary and Special Needs school students along with all 7th
and 10th graders attending Junior and Senior High School respectively
for the first time will report to school Wednesday, 2nd September;
All 8th and 11th graders will report to school Thursday, 3rd September and
After months of escalating gang violence, near double digit
homicides, multiple international travel warnings by the US, UK and
Canada – the most recent of which was issued just last week – as well as
a recent spate of police involved shootings, National Security Minister
Dr. Bernard Nottage has finally broken his silence on the terror which
has gripped our communities. After months of waiting for this Christie
led administration to outline its plan of action in dealing with the
scourge of crime, Bahamian families who have been impacted by the
criminality facing our country and those who live in fear of being next
on the list of the criminal element were deeply disappointed by the
Minister’s hollow promises and political rhetoric.
began his address by citing the importance of valuing the Rule of Law.
Ironically enough however, this administration, like the ones before it,
has failed at every turn to do just that. In fact, I dare say that the
12pm Sunday 30th August 2015 - Nassau, The Bahamas - News Item On
Tropical Storm Fred Issued By The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Forecast Office Section, At 12pm Sunday 30th August 2015
Tropical Storm Fred Is Strengthening.
A Hurricane Warning Is Issued For The Cape Verde Islands.
11:00am, The Center Of Tropical Storm Fred Was Located Near Latitude
13.4°north And Longitude 19.9° West Or About 260 Miles East-southeast Of
Praia In The Cape Verde Islands.
I begin by renewing my condolences, and the condolences of the
Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, to Lady Miller
and the entire family of the great Bahamian whose passing we mourn
today, even as we celebrate his life; a life that was blessed with the
gift of long years and marked by devoted service to his country, to his
family, and to the institutions, both public and private, that he served
so ably and so loyally during his long and fruitful life.
word "great" is one that we tend to overuse in speaking of the dead. In
the case of Sir Albert Miller, however, we stand on the surest and most
certain of foundations when we characterize him, as I unhesitatingly do
today, as a truly great man and an authentically great Bahamian...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police seek public’s help in solving two shooting
incidents that has left a man dead and two men detain in hospital
Saturday 29th August 2015.
In the first incident, shortly after
12:00am, a man was leaving a nightclub located on Faith Avenue South,
when he was shot in the arm. The victim was transported to hospital
where he remains in stable condition.
In the second incident,
shortly before 2:00am, police received a report of a shooting incident
at Minnie Street. When police arrived on the scene they met the lifeless
body of a man with multiple gunshot wounds and another man suffering
from multiple gunshot wounds...
Tuesday of this week, Standard and Poors cut the sovereign credit
rating of The Bahamas from BBB+/A-2 to BBB-/A-3, citing “depressed
(economic) growth” and the ongoing Baha Mar dispute as the principal
reasons. In its assessment, the credit agency predicted economic growth
of less than one percent over the next several years and a greater than
33% chance of another downgrade over the next six to twenty-four months.
The country’s bonds maintained investment grade status though...
According to reports, around 7:00am on Friday 28th August 2015, officers
from the Southwestern Division were on mobile patrol on Lilac Street,
Pastel Gardens, when they observed a suspicious Honda vehicle parked in
the area. The officers made a check of the vehicle and found a male
inside. A search was conducted of the vehicle and three cell phones that
were reported stolen were found. The officers also discovered that the
Honda vehicle was reported stolen on 27th August, 2015. The officers
then took the19 –year old male of Pinewood Gardens into custody for
questioning reference to stolen vehicle.
Latin Recording Academy statement on Donald Trump's remarks - Aug 28, 2015 - 8:43:36 PM
Latin Recording Academy: As a U.S.-based organization representing thousands of creators involved
in the making of Latin music throughout the world, The Latin Recording
Academy® does not insert itself into the political arena
unless to elevate key music issues impacting the quality of life and
cultural condition of its members. Given the continued discriminatory
statements made by Mr. Donald Trump, The Latin Recording Academy issues
the following statement on behalf of President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr...
Nassau, Bahamas - For the third season in a row, A Mouth Full
takes viewers on an adventure in taste! That's right your favorite
foodie show is back and in this season three premiere Dre takes on a
hip, new spot out west; Studio Cafe! Dive into our new season as we
strike a balance between good food and good music! See how the owners
turned what was once a Bahamian recording studio for Bob Marley, Lil Kim
and even Sade, into a modern restaurant...and of course we'll be
Check out this video and experience
another awesome adventure in taste...
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister the Right Honourable Perry
Gladstone Christie on Friday morning described the late Sir Albert
Miller as a man of legendary status and one who made a tremendous impact
on the growth and development of Grand Bahama Island and the country as
The Prime Minister was participating in the official
viewing of Sir Albert’s body, which on Friday lay in repose at the
Gerald Bartlett Police Headquarters in Freeport, Grand Bahama...
I echo and join in the sentiments of the nation that the national
address by the Minister of National Security was inconsiderate, lacked
depth and eons too late.
The Minister of National Security in a
surprising turn of events finally found his voice and addressed the
nation in a "snap address" in the midst of the entire country preparing
for a forecasted direct hit by Tropical Storm Erika. How untimely! How
insensitive! How late! The Minister has once again insulted the Bahamian
people. He has not given the vexing and heart wrenching crime problem
the priority it needs, especially since the last time we heard from him
was in early July, and even then it was another announcement...
Seize illegal firearm, 3 suspects in custody:
Police took another illegal firearm of the
streets of New Providence on Thursday 27th August 2015, following the
arrest of a 60 - year old male, a 48 – year old female and a 23 – year
old male who is on bail for a serious offence...
Suspect in custody for arm robbery:
According to reports, around 9:30am on
Thursday 27th August 2015, officers from the Southwestern Division
acting on intelligence, went to the home of a 25 – year old man located
at Dignity Gardens...
Nassau, Bahamas - The management of the Bahamas Water and Sewerage
Corporation (W&SC) signed a new industrial agreement with the
Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) on Friday
morning at the corporation’s headquarters on Thompson Boulevard.
The five-year agreement benefits 350 and the 453 corporation employees.
of the new contract include a salary review, merit pay system, hazard
pay, and a statute of limitation on minor breaches...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The National Emergency
Management Agency, NEMA, partially activated the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), on
Thursday, August 27, 2015, to continue to closely monitor the movements of
Tropical Storm Erika and its potential
threat to the Islands.
At 6pm Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell
began to mobilize administrative staff and members of the 13 Emergency Support
Function (ESF) groups, who would report to the NEOC, the hub of the monitoring
systems and operations.
First Assistant Secretary Chrystal Glinton
confirmed that the Family Island Administrators were contacted, to ensure that
they met with their...
Last night the Minister with responsibility for National Security broke
his long silence on the PLP government’s plan to tackle the escalating
crimes, especially violent crimes throughout The Bahamas. His
statements confirmed the views of thousands of Bahamians and the FNM-
that the Minister is ill suited for this job at this critical juncture
and that the Christie led administration lack concrete plans that will
impact crime reduction in the short to medium term.
Dr. Nottage and
Prime Minister Christie failed to deliver the government’s account of
its stewardship of National Security matters including crime management
during the recent budget debate. Given the high level of anxiety and
fear among Bahamians and the frequent Crime Advisories issued by other
countries whose citizens visit the Bahamas, the nation ...
SkyBahamas wishes to advise the public that on Saturday August 29th,
2015 SkyBahamas will only be flying its Northern Bahamas routes;
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Nassau, Bahamas - The Hon. Dr. Bernard J.
Nottage, M.P. Minister of National Security televised National Address
on Crime on Thursday
27th August, 2015 at 8pm:
My Fellow Bahamians: The
preamble to our Constitution states that we, the people of this Family
of Islands, recognize that the preservation of our freedom will be
guaranteed by a national commitment to self-discipline, industry,
loyalty, unity and an abiding respect for Christian values and the Rule
The public is advised that due to
Tropical Storm Erika, The College of The Bahamas Oakes Field and
Grosvenor Close Campuses will close effectiveFriday, August 28th,2015
6:00 p.m. This means that all classes previously scheduled to begin at or after
6:00 p.m. have been suspended. Operations at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre will also close at
6:00 p.m.Friday until further notice...