Hyo Joo Kim is excited to return to defend her title in the fifth
edition of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, but the early-week windy
conditions are giving her pause for concern as she gears up for the
first event of the 2017 season on the LPGA.
Kim, 21, of Wonju,
South Korea, fired a closing 7-under-par 66 at the Ocean Club Golf
Course at Atlantis Resort last year to beat the 2015 champion, Sei Young
Kim, Anna Nordqvist and Stacy Lewis by two strokes for her third LPGA
title. Kim is coming off a win in December at the Hyundai China Ladies
Open, her third victory in that event...
Local entrepreneurs contribute to the island’s economic vibrancy and are
gearing up to grow their businesses through crowdfunding in the global
The 2017 Small Business Fair and Training Workshop
hosted by the Invest Grand Bahama Small Business Bureau (IGBSBB), is an
annual event, that to-date has approximately 100-registered
participants. These business owners represent a cross section of small,
medium and large sized enterprises ready to explore topics to
diversify, innovate and grow both locally and globally. According to
President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), Ian Rolle,
“This year’s training workshop for our licensees and members of the
general public is geared toward promoting their goods and services
around the world through crowdfunding.”
Representatives from the International Women's
Peace Group (IWPG) and the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light
(HWPL) called on His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Permanent Representative
of The Bahamas to the United Nations and the Organization of American States,
on Tuesday, January 24, to discuss efforts aimed at achieving world peace and
the cessation of war.
Particular focus was placed on potential collaboration on
peace education as a means to empower and protect the youth from the threat of
The organizing committee of the fifth annual Bahamian Icon Awards is
pleased to announce that we have formed a strategic partnership with
ALIV, the country’s newest, dynamic telecommunications company. The
three-year Title Sponsorship agreement coincides with the 5th
Anniversary of the program that honours excellence and achievement in
It also represents an opportunity to expand
the Icon brand in ways that provide additional value to the nominee,
participant and viewer experience and it continues to foster ALIV’s
connection and commitment to the country’s growth and development. Since
its inception in 2013, 243 persons have been honoured with a Bahamian
Icon Award Nomination, and the statue has been awarded to 51 outstanding
citizens from across the country...
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the Government of
Norway have launched a two-week mission to explore the development of a
regional technical assistance project to be funded by Norway. The
project would support the region’s fisheries and aquaculture sector by
strengthening evidence-based management.
Dr. Åge Høines, Senior
Scientist, Institute of Marine Research, Norway; and Dr. Johán Williams,
Specialist Director, Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal
Affairs, began meeting on Monday, January 16...
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, joined by
Oscar®-winning and nominated Academy members Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance
Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence
Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and
Ken Watanabe, announced the 89th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 24).
year’s nominations were announced in a pre-taped video package at 5:18
a.m. PT via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org and the
Academy’s digital platforms; a satellite feed and broadcast media...
The country’s premier youth achievement programme, the Governor
General’s Youth Award kicked off its Pearl Anniversary with a church
service Sunday, January 22, at Christ Church Cathedral on George Street.
select group of 30, comprised of members of the board, management
council, volunteers and participants of the 30-year-old programme were
A prevention programme for youths, GGYA has helped to transform the lives of 10,000 participants since its launch in 1987...
Washington, D.C. - Mrs. Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director General of the
Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on
Organization of American States (OAS) Assistant Secretary General Nestor
Mendez on Monday, January 23, 2017, at the OAS main building, 17th
Street and Constitution Ave., N.W...
The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in
their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead
on Monday 23rd January 2017.
Reports are that shortly after
9:00pm, a man was standing in front of a home located at Kennedy
Subdivision, when two men armed with handguns approached and shot him
before fleeing in a dark coloured vehicle. The victim was pronounced
dead on the scene...
Nassau, The Bahamas – A Commemorative Launch of the Bahamas National
Heroes Park was held at the Botanical Gardens on Sunday afternoon,
January 22, 2017, with keynote address by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, and attendance by public officials, Canon Sebastian
Campbell, and members of the community...
Battling winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour, Nicole Broch Larsen of
Denmark and Anne Catherine Tanguay of Quebec, Canada, each shot a
2-under 71 Monday and earned the two qualifying berths for this week’s
Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. They finished one stroke ahead of Emily
Tubert of the United States in the field of 29 players.
Riley of The Bahamas, who competed in the 2015 edition of the season
opener on the LPGA, shot 81 at the wind-whipped Ocean Club Golf Course
at Atlantis Resort. Heavy rains also hampered the qualifier, which was
suspended for 2 hours, 40 minutes because of dangerous weather
A husband and wife along with their adult son will appear in court today (Tuesday 24th January 2017) at
12:00noon to be formally charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition.
The trio were arrested shortly before 8:00pm on Sunday 22nd January 2017, when a team of DEU officers
executed a search warrant at their Soldier Road home and uncovered a 9 – millimeter pistol along with
just over $6,000 in cash believed to be the proceeds of crime.
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for four separate armed robberies
that occurred on Monday 23rd January 2017.
In the first incident, shortly before 11:00am, a man had just walked out of a bank in the Harbour Bay
Shopping Center, when a man armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of a large amount of
cash before fleeing in a grey Odyssey vehicle driven by another man.
In the second incident, shortly after 7:00pm, a man had just pulled up in his Honda vehicle at his home
located in Dignity Gardens, when two males armed with a handgun approached and robbed him of a gold
chain and his red Honda vehicle before speeding off...
It is once again an honour to have been invited to speak at this 26th
Annual Bahamas Business Outlook and to give a report on the nation’s
social and economic well-being. The Bahamian economy is steadily
improving and poised to benefit from the completion and opening of the
mega Baha Mar Resort project on Cable Beach. The property has gone
through provisional liquidation receivership, with additional financing
by the Export Import Bank of China at my Government’s request, and has
now been sold to new owners in proceedings and arrangements which have
been sanctioned by the Bahamas Supreme Court.
The Government was also able to ensure payment of unsecured Bahamian
creditors and certain debts owed to former employees and the Government,
which were the obligations of the previous developer...
Coming up to the Progressive Liberal Party Convention, you are going to
hear some strange things come out of PLP politician’s mouths. You will
hear things you never heard before, never had imagined was happening and
the most unbelievable claims from amazing people with a penchant for
crafting stories into what we would term their interpretive dances.
more strange and curious than the Prime Minister’s claims that his
party created some 32, 000 (est) jobs between 2012 and 2016, a claim
made at a National Prayer Breakfast, of all places; and on a property,
The Melia Resort, that lost jobs due to the PLP’s ineptitude in handling
The Baha Mar scandal and subsequent fiasco...
This is a the Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Tuesday 24th January 2017.
General situation: A strong cold front in the vicinity of the Central
and Southeast Bahamas will move quickly southeastward accompanied by a
large area of near gale to gale force winds ahead and behind of the
front through today.
Special warnings: Boaters are asked to remain in port and swimmers out
of the water due to very rough surf conditions and the high risk of rip
The Bahamas has taken many steps to comply with
global standards in the financial services sector. One such step is the
implementation of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). The Common
Reporting Standard (CRS), developed in response to the G20 request and
approved by the OECD Council on 15 July 2014, calls on jurisdictions to
obtain information from their financial institutions and automatically
exchange that information with other jurisdictions on an annual basis.
a luncheon of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) held
at the British Colonial Hilton on Thursday, January 19, 2017 Minister
of Financial Services and Local Government, the Hon. Hope Strachan spoke
of recent efforts to implement the standard in the sector...
The Attorney General remarked that the successful enactment of the
Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information Act (2016), affirms
the Government’s commitment to meeting the Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Common Reporting Standard (CRS).
She explained that the Act provides for the implementation of the CRS,
which was approved by the OECD in 2014 for the automatic exchange of
financial information in tax matters.
“Through the collaborative work efforts of the Office of the Attorney
General, the Ministry of Financial Services, the Ministry of Finance,
the Bahamas Financial Services Board, international legal counsel and
other members of the financial services industry, and a deep level of
commitment from all involved, we were able to do this in a relatively
short period of time...
Police in Andros are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man following a motorcycle
accident that occurred on Monday 23rd January 2017.
Reports are that shortly after 3:00pm, a man was riding his Honda motorcycle at the junction of Lowe Sound
and Morgan’s Bluff, when he lost control and crashed into a tree. The man succumbed to his injuries on the
Preparations for the 2017 LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas Classic at Ocean Club
Golf Course taking place from January 23rd through 29th went “really
well” according to golf course manager Robbie Leming.
“Our staff has
been doing a tremendous job ensuring that the course is ready for the
type of competitive play synonymous with LPGA… The greens look great!
You wouldn’t even know that hurricane Matthew happened,” says Leming...
Fort Fincastle, the Water Tower, and the Queen’s
Staircase are all pillars of Bahamian history and will have a massive
upgrade over the next few months to breathe life into the country’s most
visited tourist attraction.
The plans for the new and improved
fort include a restoration of the water tower, cleanup of the
surrounding areas, acquisition and lease of neighboring properties, a
commercialized restaurant, proposals to terrace the area, as well as
improved parking and exhibition opportunities...
Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholar (BESS) Andrieka Burrows
participated in a three-day kayak and eight day sailing trip around
southern Eleuthera. These are just some of the exciting events students
experience during their semester at the Cape Eleuthera Island School.
With the official start of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic just a few
days away, some players have already gotten in the swing of things with
the Bahamas Golf Federation’s Junior Clinic.
The clinic, which
was held on Saturday at the Blue Hills Driving Range, is one of Pure
Silk's pre-tournament events. Over 20 kids ranging from the ages of 5-14
participated in the exciting golf clinic.
Bahamian professional golfer, Georgette Rolle and American professional
golfers Casey Grice and Regina Plasencia...
Veteran tourism consultant, Basil H. Smith is to
become be the new executive director of the Association of Bahamas
Marinas (ABM), taking over from marketing consultant, Bob Bower, who has
served as executive director of the association for the past two years.
Formerly known as the Marina Operators of The Bahamas (MOB), the association was recently renamed and rebranded as the ABM.
statement issued by the association’s executive committee said, "The
ABM is extremely fortunate to acquire Basil who brings a rare level of
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie told
businesspersons and stakeholders attending Bahamas Business Outlook at
Melia Nassau Beach Resort that that the remobilization of the Baha Mar
Resort is well underway and the project will open in phases with the
golf course, convention centre, casino and hotel in a soft opening by
"It is my understanding that since the announcement, Baha
Mar’s website has received over 20,000 views and 5,000 job applications
have already been received for the 1500 positions now available, with
several thousand more positions coming on stream by year end, when the
project is fully completed," Prime Minister Christie said, January 23,
Jill Bradley retires as office manager from Bradford Marine after 17
years of dedicated service at the Freeport, Grand Bahama location. Jill
started with Bradford Marine in September 1999 as the assistant office
manager and within a year she was promoted to office manager. Over the
years, Jill watched as key members of the Bahamas team blossomed and
welcomed new additions. “We have formed a really cohesive team, I’m
proud of how Bradford has grown as a company and how we have expanded to
include 90% local employees, it’s really a huge achievement” she added.
joined Bradford within the first few years of Bradford Marine’s 47-acre
shipyard in Freeport. She recalls founder, Dieter Cosman, fondly “Mr.
Cosman was a sweetheart, I remember when we were setting up an office
for him and all he requested was a small wooden table and a telephone...
Introduction of The Rt. Honourable Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance by Senator, the Hon. Z. C. Allyson Maynard Gibson QC
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs at The Official Opening
Ceremony of the Office of the Public Defender Bay & Virginia Street
19th January, 2017 At 3:00p.m:
Greetings – Acknowledgements of those present -
Sir Hartman Longley, KT, Chief Justice...
Almost 5 years ago the Prime Minister issued what was called the only
comprehensive crime fighting plan ever made in The Bahamas – Project
Safe Bahamas. It was a plan that focused at the same time on prevention,
rehabilitation and detection and prosecution.
As we review the
past 5 years evidence shows that there has been success - movement in
the right direction - in each of these areas...