The United Workers Party continues to be extremely concerned by the
continued attempts of the St. Lucia Labour Party to undermine confidence
in this administration with constant press statements which are
baseless and unfounded.
In the latest attack on the government,
Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre makes reference to $15M for Micoud
Roads, and a further $13M for the La Ressource Road...
Public forecast for today and tonight Friday 21st September 2018.
General situation: The combination of a westward moving mid to upper level low across the Northwest
and a tropical wave passing to the South of the area will help to
trigger some showers and thunderstorms across the islands today.
Special warnings: Boaters should remain vigilant due to potential
waterspout activity and beachgoers should exercise caution due to the
slight risk of rip currents along east coast beaches today...
Reports are that on Thursday 20th September 2018, shortly after 12:00pm,
police were alerted of a drowning of a Bahamian male, who was a crew
member on board a 45 ft. fishing vessel named “Dawn Celeste”. Further
investigation revealed that while diving in waters of the Great Isaac,
the victim was found lying at the bottom of the ocean unresponsive. He
was taken to the Bimini Clinic, and later pronounced dead. An autopsy
would be performed to determine the exact cause of death...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Mininis in his Contribution to
the House of Assembly Debate on a Resolution to Guarantee the Purchase
of the Grand Lucayan, September 20, 2018 stated,
“I rise in support of this Resolution, a necessary and critical step in the rescue and renewal of Grand Bahama.”
said, “The redevelopment of Grand Bahama is essential for the ongoing
economic recovery and development of the economy of The Bahamas.”
During his Contribution he spoke at length of the benefits of purchase
of the resort, versus the trickle down dismal impact of not doing so...
During the Senior Junkanoo Seed Funding Presentation, on September 20,
2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle
thanked the Junkanoo leaders, Junkanooers and Junkanoo fans who
continued to ensure that The Bahamas preserves its identity and history
through “this rich cultural experience called Junkanoo.”
ancestors celebrated the art of Junkanoo, long before our Independence,”
Minister Rolle noted at the event held at her Ministry's University
Drive Head Office, stating it is a "tradition ingrained in the hearts,
minds and souls of our people. It tells the story of who we were, how
far we’ve come, and who we are today.”...
Contribution To Resolution On Grand Lucayan Chester Cooper, Exumas And Ragged Island MP September 20, 2018:
Mr. Speaker, before I embark on the meat of my contribution of behalf of
the people of Exuma & Ragged Island who I am grateful to represent,
I begin with two statements of concern:
Firstly, I am greatly
concerned about the state of Grand Bahama and her people. Grand Bahama
is hurting. Plagued with high unemployment, the island needs new
investment, new opportunities, new jobs and new growth...
Addressing the House of Assembly this week on the Government’s push to
purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort, Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave'
Davis said not only is this move a ‘bad deal,’ but the FNM
administration still has not presented an Agreement Of Sale to show
publicly what is being done.
Davis noted that in 2016, the former
government, while cognizant of the expiration of the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement (HCA), took a fundamental decision to revise relevant
concessions based on bipartisan considerations and recommendations of a
six-member Review Committee. The intent of this effort...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest encouraged Bahamians, especially young Bahamians, to make use
of advisors within the Small Business Development Centre to help them
get their new innovative and creative entrepreneurial ideas off the
“What I am hoping we will spur through the Development
Centre is a new cadre of risk takers, people who have ideas in their
minds based on their experiences, their exposure, who will come to this
Business Development Centre and sit down with our advisors and mentors
and create, explore and research their ideas,” DPM Turnquest explained
at the ‘Millionaires’ Mile Fireside Chat...
Twenty seven persons from The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) were recently in training sessions that focused on City and
Guilds’ assessment and quality assurance.
This four-day training
in New Providence came as BTVI further readies itself to offer City and
Guilds courses and exams since securing accreditation by the United
Kingdom-based London Institute. Over in Grand Bahama, Freeport Container
Port apprentices started the program in October 2017...
The Bahamas Department of Labour, after hosting seven (7) successful
‘Labour on the Blocks’ Job Fairs, prepares to host another on Saturday,
22nd September, 2018.
The next ‘Labour on the Blocks’ event
will be held at CV Bethel High School (East Street South) and will
include the constituencies of Bamboo Town, Pinewood, South Beach, Garden
Hills and Nassau Village...
Reports are that on Wednesday 19th September 2018, shortly after
4:00pm, officers in the Abaco District, acting on information, proceeded
to an area on Earnest Dean Highway, just south of the International
Airport, where they discovered a large marijuana field with marijuana
plants ranging from 1 ft. to 7 ft. in height.
The plants were all uprooted and collected. The total count of the plants are 387 plants, with a street value of $154,800.00...
Police continues investigation into armed robbery: Police on New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance with
any information that can assist in solving an armed robbery which
occurred Wednesday, 19th September, 2018.
to reports, shortly after 10:00am, a male armed with a firearm entered a
convenience store on Wulff Road west of Market Street, held an employee
at bay and robbed the establishment of cash...
Illegal firearm ammunition drugs recovered: According to reports, shortly before 3:00pm, Wednesday, 19th September,
2018, Flying Squad Officers and RBDF Officers acting on information...
Several hundred volunteers turned out in a team effort to participate
in the International Coastal Cleanup that took place in Nassau at South
Beach on Saturday, September 15th.
“It was heartening to see
many volunteers from the local community, corporate and civic
organizations, students and concerned neighbours come together and
remove so much marine debris from the shoreline, beach and mangroves at
South Beach,” said Te-Shalla Clarke, Education Supervisor for Dolphin
Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island and Coordinator of ICC in New
The Public Hospitals Authority has extended an invitation to meet with
members of the Bahamas Doctors Union following a walkout today at the
Princess Margaret Hospital.
Just last month the PHA met with the
BDU to welcome its new slate of officers. It was at that meeting the
PHA extended an invite to the Doctors Union for a future meeting which
would afford the Union an opportunity to share their concerns...
One of the key objectives of the Government of The Bahamas is to
establish the country as the ‘silicon valley’ of the Caribbean.
Consequently, the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
has embarked on several initiatives to meet this objective.
technology workshop was held at BAIC's headquarters on Tuesday for small
business owners who wish to enhance their businesses by having an
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Domestic Tourism, ‘Family of Islands’
managers participated in a recent workshop at Baha Mar that was geared
to defining the authenticity and unique features of each designated
island of The Bahamas and marketing, appropriately, to domestic and
international audiences. Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar addressed the workshop. Minister D’Aguilar is also
pictured, centre, in the group photo, with Deputy Director General of
Tourism, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson at centre right; and Director of
‘Family of Islands’ Domestic Tourism department, Jacqueline Ramsay,
Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling received members of USToo Prostate Cancer and
Support, Bahamas Chapter, of the Cancer Society in a courtesy call at
Government House on
Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
Pictured from left: John Munnings, Wendell Barry, H.E. Dame Marguerite
PIndling, and Hubert Pratt.
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and the Bahamas Development Bank
sponsored a 'Tourism Money Never Done' workshop -- linking small
businesses and tourism on September 13 & 14 at the British Colonial
Hilton. Presenters Patrick Rahming and Brendan Foulkes are pictured
conducting lectures with aspiring entrepreneurs. The content of the
workshop focused on “capturing the imagination of budding entrepreneurs
who already have an inkling to start a tourism-related business and are
seeking guidance and funding," as described by Minister of Tourism &
Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar in a previous event announcing the
planned workshop. Up to $50,000 would be available from the Bahamas
Development Bank for participants, depending on the project and its
Senior technical officers of all projects funded by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) met during an IDB Projects Workshop to discuss
and share knowledge on effective measures to achieve the objectives of
each project. The workshop took place at Melia Nassau Beach resort,
September 19, 2018.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said at the workshop that it is
worth noting that subsequent to becoming a member of IDB, in 1973, the
total amount of loans and guarantees that The Bahamas received from the
Bank is approximately, $925,000,000...