Freeport, Grand Bahama - Tranard Tristin Nicholls age 23years and Dorothy Mae Nicholls age 59 years both of #20 Spinney Road, Freeport, Grand Bahama were both arraigned before
Magistrate Rengin Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 on Possession of
Dangerous Drugs with the Intent to Supply charge. They both pleaded not
guilty to the charge, bail was denied and the matter was adjourned to
the 22nd February 2016...
Police in Abaco are searching for 29 year old Luckso Damis
of The Mudd, Marsh Harbour , Abaco. He is wanted for Shopbreaking and
Stealing. He is described as standing at 6’2” in height, weighing 160
lbs., low hair cut with dark brown complexion and slim built. He is
considered armed and extremely dangerous. If you have any information
concerning this person, please contact the Central Detective Unit in
Abaco at telephone numbers 367-2560/ 367-3437, or the Central Detective
Unit in Grand Bahama at 350-3107 thru 12, 919 or 911...
The public is invited to enter the magical world of “UP”, the beloved
Bahamian character found in an exciting new children’s book entitled UP
Keeps The Light On which will be launched at Doongalik Studios on
Friday, December 4 from 6pm-9pm.
The book is a fanciful, yet factual, story about the famous
candy-striped lighthouse in Hope Town, Abaco. It was written and
illustrated by the young, talented students of grades 3 to 6 at the Hope
Town Primary School in Abaco who have successfully created a children’s
book to expose the rest of the world to their lightstation's special
and unique workings, with all funds raised from purchases going to their
school and the lighthouse...
My ongoing work as Opposition Leader here in New Providence and travels
throughout the country, make it urgently clear that the majority of
Bahamians and residents of The Bahamas are disappointed and fed up with
this failing Christie led government. In keeping with my party's strong
focus on young people and education, our personal chats and interactions
with college students and a significant number of high school seniors
in New Providence and around The Bahamas in recent days, reveal the
awesome talents, vision, ambitions and abilities our future leaders
bear, but there is grave concern regarding the present state of our
nation and the direction in which we are headed...
Bahamas -- The Government of The Bahamas spoke of the need to develop the
Agricultural Sector in the country prior to 2013, but took no real steps to do cultivate
the sector, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred
a result, in order to feed its citizens and visitors, The Bahamas has a food
import bill of some US$900 million, Minister Gray said during the opening
ceremony of the “Accessing Investment Finance for Caribbean Agriculture –
Innovate Methods” seminar sponsored by the Inter-American Institute for
Cooperation on Agriculture at the British Colonial Hilton, Monday, November 30,
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Acting Minister for Grand Bahama and Minister
of State for Finance, the Hon. Michael Halkitis officially opened the
Investment and Trade Mission: Hubei China to The Bahamas on Monday
morning, November 30.
A large delegation of business persons from
the Hubei Province of China are currently in the nation’s second city
with the main objective being to see the potential Investment
opportunities in The Bahamas and to promote bilateral trade...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Over 100 women gathered at The Grand Lucayan
for last month's Coco Chanel Principles of Business for Women event,
their hopes set on learning the fundamentals of succeeding in business.
President and CEO of Benchmark Consulting Services Billie Bowe delivered
on that expectation, providing the 125 women in attendance with an
extensive guide to turning their passion into prosperity through her
first women's empowerment event.
Mrs Bowe explained that the business empowerment conference was intended
for women aspiring to take their small businesses to the next level,
young women interested in launching their own enterprises...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – As the 2015
Atlantic Hurricane Season closes with at least two devastating storms impacting
the region, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, CDEMA, is
seeking ways to build stronger communities to withstand natural or man-made
This is being done through the Ninth
Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management under the theme: “The
Road to Resilience: Checkpoint 2015,” underway at Melia Nassau Beach Resort...
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago - A Strategic Planning Retreat
(SPR) for the UN Multi Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN
MSDF) for the Caribbean will be held on December 3rd, 2015, in Trinidad
and Tobago. The keynote address will be delivered by the Minister of
Planning and Development Government of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago, the honorable Camille Robinson-Regis.
The purpose of the SPR
is to present the synthesized results of the national consultations that
were held across the Caribbean, including in Trinidad and Tobago. The
event will allow experts to work together to finalize the strategic
priorities and expected outcomes which will guide the further
development of the UN MSDF. This process will provide further support to...
Bahamas -- Regional resilience to natural disasters is the focus of the 2015
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency's (CDEMA) forum on Comprehensive
Disaster Management, in partnership with the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA), following the aftermath of a tumultuous hurricane season that
left devastation in the Southern Bahamas.
Minister for the Ministry of Works & Urban Development, the Hon. Arnold
Forbes, The Bahamas' CDEMA Representative, extended a warm welcome on behalf of
all Bahamians to the delegates who travelled to the Bahamas to participate in
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the two
features that will bookend the Festival as the Opening and Closing Night
films. Director Todd Haynes’ beautiful feature film, “Carol”, starring
and Rooney Mara will raise the curtain at this year’s festival as the
official Opening Night Film in Nassau on
while Amy Berg’s critically acclaimed Janis Joplin documentary, “Janis:
Little Girl Blue”, will bring the week’s festivities to an end
in celebratory fashion as the official Closing Night film. The
announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director
As The Bahamas embarks on the
implementation of national health insurance I wonder if I am the only one
feeling clueless. I’d really like to know who is representing the consumer’s interest
in this NHI debate.
I feel somewhat ashamed to
admit that as a consumer I have no idea what the hell is going on in this NHI
debate. I’m ashamed because I am a pretty educated person who keeps up with
current affairs but I have no idea what is going on. I know I don’t trust one
word that comes out of Bradley Roberts’ mouth, so when I see his name next to
an NHI headline...
Nassau, Bahamas - For Ronette Frazer, fighting breast cancer is all
about hope in healing. In June 2012, shortly after celebrating her 30th
birthday, the Solomon’s Super Center Buyer received sobering news. She
had stage four metastatic breast cancer and it had already spread to her
bones and spine. Three years later, she continues to fight and has
channeled much of her energy towards a new nonprofit group, Hope 4 Kids.
have always been my passion. I always wanted to do something but I
didn’t know which avenue to take. Then, I woke up 2 a.m. one morning and
it just came to me—the idea to start the group where we target
underprivileged kids and focus on reforming, recreation and health,”
The Miss Earth pageant is underway in Vienna, Austria and culminated
with the finals on December 5th. Miss Bahamas Earth, Daronique Young is
representing her country at the prestigious pageant, and having the
time of her life!
Prelminaries have been underway as well, and the pageant's focus is
to be an "International Environmental Event channeling the beauty
pageant entertainment industry as an effective tool to promote
PARIS, France - (Nov. 20, 2015) The following is a Statement by The Rt.
Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
Commonwealth of The Bahamas at the
21st Conference of the Parties
to the United Nation Convention on Climate Change (COP21) being held
from 30 November – 11 December 2015:
wish to avail myself of the opportunity to express again on behalf of
the people of The Bahamas our sincere condolences to the French nation
and the families of the victims of the recent atrocities committed in
this beautiful city. We hope that our presence here today gives some
measure of support and comfort as France fights this scourge of
extremism and radicalization...
MALTA – Caribbean leaders, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas Perry Christie (left), the Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel
Stuart (centre) and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith
Rowley (right) photographed during a chat at meetings in Malta of
Caribbean Business Forum (CBF) and the Commonwealth Heads of Government
Meeting (CHOGM) at the Hilton where CHOGM Malta 2015 was being held.
London, England - The Bahamas was successful in its re-election
to the Council of The International Maritime Organization during elections at The 29th IMO Assembly held in London.
addition to its re-elected to the IMO Council in Category C, The
Bahamas also improved its international standing on the Council. Out of
the 154 votes cast by IMO member states, The Bahamas obtained 124
of Transport and Aviation, the Honourable Glenys Hanna Martin who
placed the vote for the country, stated that it was a hard won effort
which enhanced the position of The Bahamas since the elections two
Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Monday 30th November 2015.
General situation: A surface trough east of the Bahamas along with mid
to upper level trough across the Central and Southeast Bahamas enhancing
activity over the area.
Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should be alert for rough surf
due to moderate to large northeasterly swells which will gradually
subside through today and the possibility of dangerous rip current
mainly along the northern and eastern shorelines...
Aventura, FLORIDA - Dates
have been set for the 2nd annual Widescreen Film and Music Video
Festival at AMC Theatre in Aventura. The four day event will take place
from February 24th through 28th, 2016.
Submissions are now being accepted.
The festival is founded by twenty-four year old self-taught Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod
Knowles who was one of the first Bahamians to delve into the horror / comedy genre with his film, "What Lies Beyond...The Beginning..."
Players from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on Grand
Bahama for the Annual Junkanoo Jam Basketball Tournament participated
in a special community programme, called Samaritan Feet on Thursday
morning. The programme was organized by Religious Tourism executive,
Pastor Eddie Victor. The Primary School children in West End were the
recipients of 180 pairs of tennis shoes. The photo shows a few of the
players and coaches putting shoes on several of the children's feet...
The Hon. Alwin A. Adams, a member of the Barbados Senate paid a
courtesy call on the Acting Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Michael
Halkitis on Friday morning. Mr. Halkitis, who is the Minister of State
in the Ministry of Finance, is currently filling in for the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama. In a meeting at the
Ministry for Grand Bahama which lasted about an hour, the two touched on
the close relationship that exists between the two countries, and how a
number of persons from Barbados came to The Bahamas many years ago,
serving as educators, law enforcement officers, clergymen and more.
Senator Adams visited Grand Bahama at the invitation of the
Bardados/Bahamian Association on Grand Bahama to speak at a special
service at Church of the Ascension, S
EXUMA, The Bahamas - Dozens of Exumians joined the Women’s Bureau of
the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development in a Women’s
Backyard Farming Workshop on November 27 in the Kettel Centre of the
Exuma Foundation in George Town. The theme of the workshop was “Women
and the Environment: Creating Partnerships for Sustainable Development.”
The workshop was part of “National Women’s Week” and one of a number of
activities presented over the past week by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs
of the Ministry of Social Services...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Dr. Gail Saunders (left) pictured being sworn in
as Deputy to The Governor General by The Hon. Chief Justice, Sir Hartman
Longley on Sunday, November 29, 2015, in the Drawing Room of Government
Nassau, Bahamas - Searching for suspects in two separate shootings: Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspects
responsible for two shooting incidents that has left a man and a woman
detained in hospital.
In the first incident, shortly before 10:00pm on Saturday 28th November
2015, a woman was standing in front of a home located at Windsor Place
off Soldier Road, when a man armed with a handgun approached and
demanded her vehicle...
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2015, Police
continue to remove illegal firearms off the streets of New Providence,
with the seizure of two firearms and the arrest of five persons
In the first incident, shortly after 10:30pm on Saturday 28th November
2015, Mobile Division Officers were on routine patrol on Huyler Street,
when an adult male walking in the area aroused their suspicion...
Since the 2012 general elections, the Democratic
National Alliance has dedicated itself to recruiting the best and brightest
minds to join the party and have been very successful thus far in finding
individuals whose vision aligns itself with the philosophy and ideals of the
DNA. Unfortunately, we have also had instances of individuals who have sought
to join the party to further their personal agendas or as an attempt to benefit
Over the past few days, one such individual has
attempted to misrepresent his interactions with the DNA in an effort to
discredit the party’s impact. During the last election, Delano Munroe was
selected by the party as one of the 38 candidates; however, amid allegations of
theft and a pending trial he was asked not to run. Early on in the party’s
The Mister Bahamas Organization is in search of 'The Classic Man', and the finals will go down on December 13th in Nassau, in what promises to be a great show, where the lives of two young Bahamian men will change forever.
"There have been hours of preparation and commitment by our
contestants," said director Oswald Ellis, "and they are ready to give 100%, each
hoping to win the fans, and judge's approval, in order to be awarded the
This year, the organization eliminated the name "Manhunt" from the
titles and have added more substance to what is expected of the winners...
Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) announced its 2015 winners
in their annual, province-wide, juried art gallery awards for artistic
merit and excellence. The OAAG recognizes the new exhibitions,
publications, programmes and community partnerships that have been
commissioned and produced by Ontario’s public art galleries over the
previous year in nine major categories: Exhibition, Curatorial and Art
Writing, Public Programme, Education, Art Publication, Design,
Partnership, Colleague and Volunteer.
The winner in the category of Art Writing was award-winning Bahamian poet
Christian Campbell for his lyric/essay entitled
“J.M.B.’s Dehistories” on African-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s exhibit
“Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time” Exhibition Catalogue published in February of 2015...