NASSAU, The Bahamas - Honourable Senators both Government and Opposition
including Attorney General and Leader of Government Business in the
Senate the Hon. Allyson Maynard, and Leader of Opposition Business the
Hon. Carl Bethel, Members of Parliament, and Cabinet Ministers led by
Acting Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, and Opposition Leader the
Hon. Hubert Minnis, attended the state-recognized funeral of former
Senator Edwin Brown at Bethel Baptist Church, Friday, February 5, 2016.
The Hon. Carl Bethel led Opposition Senate Members in a march from the
Senate to the church with the procession and the former member's body.
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) is
pleased to announce the official dates for the 2016 and 2017 Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival. Intense planning is underway for the 2016 event,
which is intended to be even better than the inaugural event: The Grand
Bahama Carnival Kick Off is scheduled for April 15-16, 2016 at Taino
Beach, Grand Bahama, and the main event for May 5-7, 2016 at Da Cultural
Village in Nassau.
The BNFC has made a concerted effort to
implement lessons learned from the inaugural year in order to improve
the overall event experience, strengthen the marketing, generate greater
economic impact for small businesses...
Freeport, Bahamas - Reports are that on Sunday 7th February 2016 shortly
after 12:00pm, a team of Law Enforcement Officers consisting of Police,
Bahamas Customs and U.S counterparts, acting on information, while at
the Freeport Container Port, searched a container where they discovered
five black duffle bags containing a total of 161 packages of suspected
cocaine. The suspected drugs has an estimated street value of 4.5
No arrest was made in this matter, active police investigation is ongoing...
The Bahamas, [7 February 2016] – The Bahamas National Festival
Commission (BNFC) congratulates the contestants in the 2016 Junkanoo
Carnival Music Masters Song Competition as they embark on a journey to
Music Masters stardom. Seventeen Bahamian musicians, fielding 20 songs,
will vie for the $20,000 grand prize at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2016.
Their demos were selected by a panel of judges as the best of the best
and now they will proceed to walk the road to carnival...
Nassau, Bahamas - Police continue to rid the streets in the country of illegal firearms
with the seizure of another handgun by officers from the Selective
Enforcement Team during an operation on Saturday 6th February 2016.
This makes a total of 11 firearms taken out of the hands of criminals throughout the country in just 24 hours.
Around 6:30pm officers from the Selective Enforcement Team acting on
intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located on Fritz Lane...
NASSAU, Bahamas (February 5, 2015) -- As the Zika virus continues
to spread rapidly across the Caribbean, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT)
and local industry partners have put several preventative measures in place and
are working closely together to ensure that visitors are fully aware of the
country’s health status.
To date, there have been no reported cases of the mosquito-borne
virus in any Islands of The Bahamas...
Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects
responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on
Saturday 6th February 2016.
Reports are that shortly after 10:30pm, a
man was involved in an altercation with two men at Irish Springs Close
off John Chipman Street, when he was shot. The two suspects fled in a
white Honda vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The
Royal Bahama Police Force, Grand Bahama and the Northern District
Annual Church Service and Parade will be held at 2:00pm, on Sunday 7th
February 2016 at the Church of God Temple, Peach Tree Street, Freeport,
Grand Bahama. In attendance will be the Commissioner of Police, Senior
Commissioner Grand Bahama & Northern Bahamas
District, Members of the Senior Executive Leadership Team, Law
Enforcement and Uniform Branches including the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force, Bahamas Customs, Bahamas Immigration and Road Traffic Department...
Freeport, Bahamas - Excellent work by officers of Grand Bahama resulted
in the discovery of a number of firearms and ammunition in the Freeport
Reports are that on Saturday 6th February 2016 shortly before
11:00am, officers while on mobile patrol in the Freeport area, observed a
male who upon seeing the officers fled the area leaving his vehicle. He
was later captured and returned to his vehicle where an illegal firearm
The Government of The Bahamas, in partnership with the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB), recently launched the Emerging and Sustainable
Cities Initiative (ESCI) for Nassau.
As a core component of the
ESCI Nassau Programme, the Government of The Bahamas and the IDB are
pleased to inform the public that teams from Adworks Bahamas will be
conducting household surveys in communities throughout New Providence
between February 29 and March 11, 2016. Enumerators will be clearly
identified with official company identification.
There are currently more than 200 works by Brent Malone on display at
the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), and they all tell the
story of a man who was not only a prolific artist, but one whose life
was peppered with twists and turns.
The exhibition’s name,
Reincarnation, alludes to rebirth and renewal, and is telling of
Malone’s experiences recovering from alcohol and drug misuse as well as
episodes of depression. As they move through the NAGB...
USA Today named ‘Eleuthera…All that Jazz’ one of the Caribbean’s best music festivals for 2016.
Take your pick from jazz and blues to techno, reggae and soul and
you’ll find a music festival in the Caribbean that will keep your toes
tapping and your hips swaying. Check out our musical calendar and snag a
front row seat at the Caribbean’s longest running jazz festival in St.
Lucia, get groovy to soul sounds on the beach in Aruba, blues on the
beach in Nevis and rock all night to a reggae beat in Jamaica.
that Jazz’ is a big festival on the small island with miles of pink
sandy beaches featuring music for a good cause with profits from ticket
sales donated to the local Haynes Library...
Bahamian artist Lillian Blades was just named a 2016 Visual Artist Award
Honoree for Atlanta’s National Black Arts Festival’s (NBAF) Fine Art +
Fashion event on March 17, 2016. This is the 10th anniversary
celebration of this prestigious event where lovers of art and fashion,
including some 400+ donors and collectors, come together as a benefit
Every year, the NBAF honours distinguished and
accomplished visual artists at this event and this year is no different.
In addition to Blades, noted African-American photographer and jewelry
designer Coreen Simpson has also been named an honouree...
lovers are gearing up for the much anticipated “Horticultural Society
of the Bahamas" (HSB) Annual Plant Sale set for Saturday, February 13, from 8 a.m to 1
p.m. at the Bahamas National Trust's headquarters, The Retreat, Gardens, Village Road, opposite Queen’s College.
range in price from a dollar to more than $100, depending on size and
rarity. A huge section of $5 or less plants draws a crowd each year. HSB
members grow the plants and label them for sale with 10 per cent of the
sale price going to the HSB...
The Special Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti which began on Sunday, January 31 is now completed.
two hours before the end of President Michel Martelly's term without an
elected President to succeed him, an agreement was reached for a
transitional government. Late on February 5th, President Martelly
officially signed the agreement with President Jocelerme Privert and
Vice-President Cholzer Chancy of the National Assembly...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Reports are that on Friday 5th February 2016
shortly after 7:00pm, a male while in the Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock
area, was reportedly shot several times to the body by an unknown male
clad in black. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital by
ambulance where he was seen by doctor and is said to be listed in
serious but stable condition.
Police are appealing to the general
public for anyone with any information that can assist with this
investigation to call them at telephone numbers at the Central Detective
Unit Office in Grand Bahama at 350-3106 thru 12
WASHNGTON, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas
Ambassador to the United Nations and the Organization of American States
(OAS), and His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the
United States, on Thursday, February 4, 2016, met with Director Maryse
Roberts and Ms. Renee Penco of the OAS Department of Economic
Development to discuss assistance towards the potential establishment of
a Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) in The Bahamas.
OAS Project to help expand the US’s Small Business Development Centre
(SBDC) model throughout the Caribbean is funded by the US OAS Mission.
The initial phase of the project was launched in 2012 and was executed
in five countries: Barbados, Belize, Dominican, Jamaica and Saint Lucia...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Bahamas Social Media Summit 2016 has just been
announced during a rotary tour by experienced speaker and seminar promoter
Mitch Carson and David Mackey, creative director and president of Mackey Media
Ltd. The event is scheduled to take place April 5th, 2016 at Grand Lucayan. Under
the theme, ‘
Maximizing profits through Social Media,’ Bahamas Social Media
Summit 2016 is a partnership between Mitch Carson and Mackey Media Ltd. The
April 5th event is the first of four events planned for Grand Bahama Island
This first of four Bahamas Social Media Summit events will feature five
international presenters, one Bahamian and a guest presenter. Mr.
Mackey stated; "We believe that through our Bahamas Social Media Summit
series, 'Educational Tourism' will...
Nassau, Bahamas – 5 February 2016 – The Ranfurly Homes for Children
received a $5,000 donation from Reiss Engineering Ltd. to help fund the
many needs of the non-charitable home for needy children.
The Ranfurly Homes for Children has been a safe haven for thousands of
Bahamian children since 1956. The Home provides a safe, structured
environment for children who have been orphaned, abused, neglected or
Abaco, Bahamas - Found Drugs: Reports are that on Thursday 4th February 2016 shortly after 11:00am,
Officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station while in the Mudd with
other government officials, discovered in an unfinished wooden
structure, a plastic bag containing a large amount of grassy substance
suspected to be marijuana...
Attempted armed robbery: Reports are that on Thursday 4th February 2016 shortly before 11:00pm, a
female employee of a business establishment and a male security
officer, while at a local resort were accosted by a male brandishing a
firearm who demanded cash and discharge his firearm hitting the male
security officer in the upper arm...
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, signed the Book of Condolences and paid last respects to former
Senator, the Hon. Edwin “Wyke” Brown, MBE, JP, who lies-in-state at the
Senate Building, Thursday, February 4, 2016.
Funeral is scheduled to be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting
Street, on Friday, February 5, 2016...
ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle was one
of the Atlanta-based members of the Caribbean Consular Corps who
participated in an Immigration and Citizenship Workshop sponsored by the
Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia and the Caribbean
Association of Georgia at the Don Janelle in Decatur, Georgia, on
Thursday, February 4, 2016.
Other members of the Caribbean Consular
Corps who also provided passport information for their respective
countries included Dr. Edward Layne, Barbados; Ms. Jewel Scott, Jamaica...
ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle (right)
is pictured at a luncheon hosted Mrs. Jeanne S. Hollis (left),
co-founder of Poitier Global Training Institute, on Friday, January 29,
at Davios Northern Italian Steakhouse in downtown Atlanta for members of
the College of the Bahamas (COB) culinary team that competed in the
Southeast Regional Culinary Competitions held at Le Cordon Bleu College
of Culinary Arts in Atlanta January 29-31, 2016.
Also pictured are Chef
Mario Adderley (second from left), CC, MBA, an assistant professor and
Head of Department for Food and Beverage at The College of the Bahamas...
Nassau, Bahamas - Three more guns seized and several detained in islandwide anti-crime operation:Police are reporting more success under their 'Anti-Crime Operation' led
by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team with the arrest of 11
individuals, the seizure of three guns and a quantity of marijuana in
the past 24 hours...
Recover vehicle taken during armed robbery: According to reports on Thursday 4th February 2016 officers from the
Southwestern Division went to a bushy area in Abbeys Close...
Nassau, Bahamas - On February 13, 2016, the 52nd Annual
Heart Ball will showcase a wonderful evening of elegance, world-class
entertainment and exciting fundraising to support the life-saving efforts
of The Bahamas’ oldest non-profit organization.
Since 1961, the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart
Foundation has assisted over 4,000 Bahamian children affected by congenital
heart disease. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of death in
Bahamian children and usually cannot be detected until after birth, where the
need for immediate treatment is often critical and costs can be very expensive...
This Day in Parliament: The Bahamas Parliament met on Wednesday, 3rd February to debate a
compendium of food safety and security bills designed to protect the
health and integrity of the local food chain from diseases and
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt.
Hon. Perry G. Christie took the opportunity under the agenda item
‘Statements by Ministers’ to update the House on the status of specific
tax exemptions contained in the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA) due to
expire on Thursday, 4th February. These exemptions were under review for
the past six months...