This is a public forecast for today and tonight Thursday 18th January 2018.
General situation: Remnants of a frontal boundary continues to linger near the Central
Bahamas and is expected to dissipate later today while a strong cold front will enter the Northwest
Bahamas today and quickly move into the Central
Bahamas by tonight. A strong high pressure behind the front will generate strong winds and high seas across the
Bahamas through tonight...
Four winners have been selected from the recent “Say Yes” Marriage
Proposal contest, which ended December 15, 2017 and was organized by The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) in conjunction with
Paparazzi Proposals of New York. More than 300 grooms from throughout
the United States of America submitted entries into the six weeks social
media contest, with hopes of winning a surprise marriage proposal and
four days three nights stay at any of four islands in The Bahamas:
Abaco, Exuma, Nassau or Paradise Island.
The winners, who were
selected from a panel of qualified judges, have been notified but will
be named after their proposal on February 14, 2018...
Officials of the Economic Development and Planning Unit of the Office of
the Prime Minister have teamed up with officials from the Department of
Environmental Health Services (DEHS) and the Bahamas Public Parks and
Public Beaches Authority to launch the Over-the-Hill Clean-Up Initiative
and Bulk Waste Removal Campaign.
Details of the launch were
released Wednesday, January 17 (2018) during a press conference held in
the Board Room of the Office of the Prime Minister, Cecil V. Wallace
Whitfield Centre, West Bay Street...
Officials of the Economic Development and Planning Unit of
the Office of the Prime Minister, along with their partners from the
Department of Environmental Health Services and the Bahamas Public Parks
and Public Beaches Authority, Wednesday launched the Over-the-Hill
Clean-up Campaign aspect of the Over-the-Hill Community Development
Partnership Initiative with a press conference in the Board Room, Office
of the Prime Minister, Cecil V. Wallace-Whitfield Centre, West Bay
The Bahamas underwent its Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review
(UPR) at the 29th Session today, Wednesday January 17, 2018, at the
Human Rights Council(HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.
was led by Senator, the Honorable Carl Wilshire Bethel, Attorney-General
and Minister of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), “The
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a
review of the human rights records of all UN Member States...
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said since its inception,
80 plus persons have successfully qualified themselves as Pastoral Care
Givers via the Public Hospitals Authority’s (PHA) Clinical Pastoral
Education Training programme that was introduced and presently continues
under the supervision of Rev. Canon S. Sebastian Campbell, the PHA’s
own Hospital Chaplain.
Dr. Sands said that as Minister of Health,
as well as during his decades of practice as a physician, he has often
reflected on the importance of partnership at every level in the
delivery of excellent service in healthcare...
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said over the years,
Pastoral Care Givers are not limited to experience training in only the
local hospitals, namely Princess Margaret Hospital and Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre, the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys, the Willamae
Pratt Centre for Girls and the All Saints Camp, but clinical sites also
include Her Majesty’s Prison Services, and even some public schools...
Investor confidence is returns to Grand Bahama: in a press conference
at the Office of The Prime Minister on Tuesday, Minister of State for
Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson hosted investors Philip Ward and
Mike Hayhurst, developers of a series of village-styled homes on
marina-front lots in Deadman’s Reef that will be known as ‘Seaward
“We’re pleased to announce that they have
already set out to engage local Bahamian contractors and purchase many
of the materials locally,” said Minister Thompson...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, centre, Speaker of the House
of Assembly, the Hon. Halson Moultrie, right, and Leader of the
Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis, third from right, along with other
House of Assembly members, pictured, participate in a church service for
parliamentarians at Church of God Cathedral, Lily of the Valley Corner,
on Wednesday morning, January 17, 2018...
After years of record breaking crime numbers, The Democratic National
Alliance welcomed this week’s report of an overall drop in criminal
activity around the country. The figures released by the top brass of
the Royal Bahamas Police force are a testament to the incredible work
being done by these hard-working public servants, many of whom have made
the decision to protect and serve their communities at great personal
We are, however, cautiously optimistic that this
downward trend will continue. While the reduction in overall crime is
cause for celebration, now is not the time to become complacent...
With thousands of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer on an annual basis,
in the Bahamas and around the world, the fight to raise awareness and
save lives has become even more critical. As part of its civic
commitment BTC has for years been a supporter of Breast Cancer research
and awareness. This year that commitment saw members of Team BTC lace up
their trainers and don their track suits to ‘Race for the Cure’ at the
9th Annual Susan G. Comen Marathon Bahamas event held in New Providence
“Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed,
who has fought cancer and won and even those who have lost their fight”
explained VP of Customer Experience at BTC, Eldri Ferguson-Mackey...
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames says that in the
coming months, the government will present many new policies which they
have spent a considerable amount of time on, that are holistic in scope
and are expected to complement current law enforcement efforts of
restoring peace in the country.
“This will happen
through improved strategy, acquisition of new equipment, enhanced
training of officers and building capacity, not only in New Providence,
but throughout the entire Bahamas,” added Minister Dames...
A digital recording system is being investigated for use in the Courts.
In his address at the ceremonies to officially open the Legal Year,
Thursday, January 11, 2018, Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs said the
new system would bring some “relief” to Magistrates.
“This has a
lot of potential especially when it is considered that Magistrate’s
Courts, in particular, can only engage stenographers on request...
Counsel and Attorney-at-Law, Mrs. Viana Gardiner has been appointed head
of the Deliverables Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister.
announcement was made by Anthony Newbold, Press Secretary, Office of
the Prime Minister during his regular Tuesday Press Briefing at the
Cecil V. Wallace-Whitfield Centre, West Bay Street.
The appointment of Mrs. Gardiner fulfills a promise made by Prime
Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis in the last quarter of 2017, to
promote good governance and accountability within the various government
ministries, agencies, departments...
On Monday 14th January on the fringes of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability
Week 2018, several Caribbean countries received development grants to
finance projects that will bolster efforts to transition from fossil
fuel economies to economies based on renewable energy.
the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St Kitts & Nevis and
Saint Lucia will benefit from the second funding cycle of the AED 183.6
million (US$ 50 million) UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Joining some 1100 delegates from over
150 countries, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira, Minister of the
Environment & Housing, attended the Eighth Session of the
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly on January 13-14,
2018 which was held at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab
Emirates (UAE). The international body met to discuss private sector
and civil society issues for global energy transition, and charting the
way forward on deployment.
Minister Ferreira noted in addition,
“IRENA hosted a special high-level event, outside of the Eighth Session
of the IRENA Assembly, which focused on improving the capacity of Small
Island Developing States (SIDS) to develop and secure financing for
renewable energy projects...
Today we mourn the passing of our dear esteemed colleague, friend,
mentor and a giant of the health profession. Dr. Cecil W.M. Bethel, a
Caribbean and British-trained Physician, was educated at the University
of the West Indies, The Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh,
Scotland, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow,
Dr. Bethel was the first Bahamian to graduate from the
University of the West Indies (UWI London) 1957. He completed his
internship at the Public Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana, between 1958