Armed Robbery: Police
on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in
identifying and locating a group of men responsible for burglary and
armed robbery, Sunday, 19th January, 2020.
to reports, shortly 3:00am a group of armed men forced their way into a
home on Joe Farrington Road, held residents at bay and robbed them of
cash and personal items, before running away...
Grievous harm: Police
on New Providence are investigating the circumstance surrounding in
incident, Sunday, 19th January, 2020, which has left an adult female
detained in hospital...
USVI native and mental health advocate Yassin Hall cried tears of joy
when she heard that Governor Albert Bryan Jr. recently submitted
legislation aimed at reorganizing how mental and behavioral health,
including alcohol and substance addiction, are treated under V.I. law.
Hall also learned that the students will receive free mental health
“It finally happened!” Hall tearfully said. “People
are finally going to get help and government funding! I had been
inundated with calls from people thanking me for not giving up and for
continuing to push it to the forefront...
Today, the negotiations between the Government of Honduras and the
General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS)
regarding the renewal of the Mission to Support the Fight against
Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) concluded.
it was not possible to reach the agreements required for the renewal of
the mandate of the Mission, which is why MACCIH will end its functions
on January 19, 2020...
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has issued an alert to
its member countries on the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), recommending that
“health care workers have access to up to date information on the
illness, be familiar with the principles and procedures for handling
nCoV infections, and be trained to inquire about a patient’s travel
history in order to connect this information with clinical data.”
over 40 cases have been reported in China, Thailand and Japan, there is
“no evidence to suggest that person-to-person transmission occurs
easily,” the alert said...
Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands, Minister of State for Grand
Bahama the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Disaster
Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction the Hon. Iram Lewis and
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard
welcomed Evangelist Franklyn Graham, President of Samaritan's Purse, to
Grand Bahama this morning. The contingent toured the field hospital,
donated by Samaritan's Purse, and the Rand Memorial Hospital.
The Bahamas Film & Television Commission ended 2019 with a
picture of success as its December trade mission landed film shoots and
inquiries for further film business in The Bahamas.
Commission, a division of the Ministry of Tourism, makes regular calls
on filmmakers and production companies through attending trade shows and
film festivals. As one of several commissions attending the two-day
Focus Location Guide show in London...
A technical team of the Electoral Observation Mission of the
Organization of American States (OAS) for the municipal elections in the
Dominican Republic will make a preliminary visit to the country between
January 21 and 25...
Shooting incident: Police
on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident Thursday, 16th
January, 2020 which has left an adult male detained in hospital.
to reports, shortly after 6:00am, a male was standing in front of a
home on Coconut Grove Avenue when the occupants of a white Buick car
pulled up and opened fire in his direction, hitting him, before speeding
Armed robberies: Police
on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying
and locating the men responsible for two armed robberies which occurred
Members of the Urban Renewal Marching Band, their instructors and
chaperones, departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)
Thursday (January 16) for Tampa, Florida, where they will participate in
the 31st Annual City of Tampa Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.
City of Tampa MLK Parade will be held on Monday, January 20, which will
be observed as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day across the United States
of America. Similar Parades commemorating the life and legacy of the
former Baptist Minister and Civil Rights Leader, will be held in cities
and states across the country.
Private companies, Governments, regional and international
institutions, and philanthropic individuals have pledged approximately
$1.5 billion in financing and in-kind services to support recovery in
The Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
were made Monday at the Hurricane Dorian Private Sector Pledging
Conference organized by The Government of The Bahamas, in collaboration
with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...
It is up to the Government to carefully review the pledges received at
the recent Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference and decide what is best
for The Bahamas and for the people and communities in affected areas,
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today in his Keynote
Address to the 29th Annual Business Outlook.
At the Pledging
Conference, co-sponsored by the Government of The Bahamas and United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Bahamas received $1.5 billion
in pledges of financing, grants, technical assistance, intellectual
assistance, humanitarian aid and other forms of aid...
With the assistance of the United States Embassy, a digital recording
system will be reintroduced to the Courts, Chief Justice Brian Moree,
QC, announced recently.
The Chief Justice said following a
review, the decision was made to follow the “judicial trend” and commit
to re-launching the system. “This is another part of the Courts’ new
technology platform and we expect to start with a pilot programme during
the first quarter, subject to sourcing the additional staff
requirements and completing the necessary training,” said Mr. Moree...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis called on the nation at
large to better prepare for threats posed by climate change. He was
addressing the 29th Bahamas Business Outlook at Baha Mar resort, January
16, 2020 under the theme: "A New Era: Resilience in the Face of
The Prime Minister noted that the 2020 Business
Outlook, approaching its third decade, has become one of the major
business conferences in The Bahamas:
"This year, we gather under unprecedented circumstances following the most devastating hurricane in the nation's history...
More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach
programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama,
were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000
Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of
the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive
food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive
Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.
It is the
fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its
‘Feed the 5000’ initiative. “We wanted families to have a great
Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come
from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...
Holding a slim lead for most of the day, Tommy Gainey birdied his last
three holes en route to his third career Korn Ferry Tour victory at The
Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. At 11-under, Gainey
topped John Oda and Dylan Wu by four shots.
“I definitely didn’t
expect it this week,” said Gainey, a former PGA TOUR champion at the
2012 RSM Classic. “As you know, the last time I played here (in 2017) I
shot 87-84. But it’s a new year, new tournament...