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BTC Sponsors CARIFTA Teams with $70,000 $500K Drug Bust In Bimini
 
BTC Sponsors CARIFTA Teams with $70,000

BTC Sponsors CARIFTA Teams with $70,000

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) yesterday announced another sponsorship to support Bahamian athletes and presented a $70,000 investment towards the teams competing in this year’s CARIFTA Games. Both the track and field and swimming teams for CARIFTA following the sponsorship have been renamed as BTC Team CARIFTA. BTC CEO Leon Williams said supporting the progression [...]

$500K Drug Bust In Bimini

$500K Drug Bust In Bimini

Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers yesterday arrested an American man on board a vessel in south Bimini which contained nearly half a million dollars’ worth of suspected marijuana. According to Chief Superintendent Samuel Butler, commander of the DEU, the 52-year-old man was found on board a 30-foot sailing sloop with American registration. “A search was [...]

GB Deputy Director of Education Died

01 April 2015

The Deputy Director of Education for Grand Bahama Sandra Edgecombe died yesterday, according to officials at the Ministry of Education. The ministry made this announcement yesterday as educators across the country mourned the loss of their colleague. The Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald extends condolences to her husband, Mr. Godfrey Edgecombe, her [...]

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Environment Officials Working With Agencies to Advance the Government’s Renewable Energy Agenda

01 April 2015

Minister of Housing and the Environment the Hon. Kenred Dorsett said officials from the Ministry of the Environment are holding meetings with representatives from the Carbon War Room (CWR) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as the government progresses with its renewable energy agenda. During a working meeting with the CWR and IRENA on [...]

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BISX Expects to Add Sub Funds to Listing

01 April 2015

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that the Royal Fidelity Bahamas International Investment Fund, a BISX-listed fund, has submitted an application to list two additional sub-funds on the Exchange’s Mutual Fund Listing Facility. These sub-funds have been approved for listing by the BISX Listing Committee and will now have their information [...]

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PM Tells UN of CARICOM’s Economic Plans

31 March 2015

As the Chair of CARICOM, Prime Minister Perry Christie told delegates of the United Nations that plans are in place to revitalize economic growth in the Caribbean and to address the rising levels of unemployment in the region. “Revitalizing economic growth is therefore of critical importance to preventing further deterioration in the region’s human development [...]

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Griffin Focuses on Our Responsibility As Humans to Each Other

31 March 2015

Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie S. Griffin on Saturday stressed the importance of a country being able to cater to the needs of its citizens, especially the old and the young. “The old must be taken care of because they have served their country and deserve to be rewarded,” she said during [...]

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Scotiabank Announces Restructuring Plans—Branches in Stella Maris and North Eleuthera Will Close

Scotiabank Announces Restructuring Plans—Branches in Stella Maris and North Eleuthera Will Close

31 March 2015

Scotiabank announced yesterday that it will be restructuring its branch network in The Bahamas over the next six months. The bank’s Managing Director Sean Albert said officials conducted a thorough review of the bank’s operations and looked for ways to continue serving customers while growing the business. He said the bank has announced to employees [...]

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“Gray Must Go Now,” Says FNM Leader

31 March 2015

Once again Free National Movement (FMM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is calling for the resignation of Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray and this time he says, “Gray must go now.” The repeated call for Mr. Gray’s resignation came yesterday as officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force guarded the doors of [...]

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“FNM Ignoring Due Process on Gray,” Says Roberts

31 March 2015

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts claims that Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is ignoring due process and acting as a “Jumping Jack” following his repeated calls for the resignation of the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray. In a statement released yesterday, Roberts noted that during the [...]

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Trinidadian Soca Star – Junkanoo Carnival Headliner

31 March 2015

The lineup of local and regional music artists who will perform during the upcoming Junkanoo Carnival was announced by the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) yesterday and it includes Trinidadian Soca star Machel Montano, who is reportedly the event’s headliner. According to the BNFC, other music artists scheduled to perform during the May 7 – [...]

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Bishop Hall Wants Nottage to Send Tough Message to Criminals

31 March 2015

Pastor Emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church Bishop Simeon Hall is calling on the Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage to send a tougher and more clear-cut message to potential criminals. In a recent interview with The Bahama Journal, Bishop Hall shed light on the increase of crime in the country and said criminals [...]

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