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Education Minister Pleased With Repair Work to Grand Bahama Schools

Education Minister Pleased With Repair Work to Grand Bahama Schools

Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald spent two full days, last Thursday and Friday, in Grand Bahama touring all government schools to view firsthand the preparations being made for the for the 2015/2016 academic year. One of his finals stops on Friday morning was the Sweetings Cay School and Sir Jack Hayward Secondary School, where Minister [...]

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Dixon Charged With Murder

Dixon Charged With Murder

Avard Dixon, 32, was charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Dixon, a resident of Summers Haven, appeared before Magistrate Samuel Mckinney for the August 11 murder of Stephen Newbold. It is alleged that Newbold and Dixon got into an argument in front of the victim’s home off Bailou Hill Road last week, [...]

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“FNM Refuses to Support Bahamians on Baha Mar,” Says Roberts

“FNM Refuses to Support Bahamians on Baha Mar,” Says Roberts

Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Bradley Roberts lashed out at the Free National Movement (FNM) and its members yesterday, claiming that the opposition refuses to stand up for Bahamians with regards to Baha Mar. In a statement, Mr. Roberts said the back and forth between political parties over Baha Mar is distracting Bahamians [...]

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All-Bahamas Merit Scholars Asked to Give Back

All-Bahamas Merit Scholars Asked to Give Back

While congratulating the 2015 All-Bahamas Merit Scholar and finalists on their outstanding achievements, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald admonished them to serve as ambassadors and aid in the further development of this country. He made this comment as he addressed the All-Bahamas Merit Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Thomas A. Robinson National [...]

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Mayhem Abounds

Mayhem Abounds

Police scrambled across the island yesterday morning, following three separate shooting incidents, one of which became the 94th murder of the year. Family members and neighbours were left inconsolable as one of their loved ones was gunned down in broad light. According to reports, shortly before 8 a.m., police were called to the Mason’s Addition [...]

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Mitchell Pays Tribute To Fox Hill Shooting Victims

Mitchell Pays Tribute To Fox Hill Shooting Victims

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell and Member of Parliament for Fox Hill paid tribute to the four people that lost their lives as a result of a mass shooting in December 2013. “We remember not only Claudzino Davis, Shanique Sands, Eric Morrison and Shaquille Demeritte but we remember the nine others who [...]

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“Beauty by Nature” – Miss Bahamas Contestants Unveiled

“Beauty by Nature” – Miss Bahamas Contestants Unveiled

From Grand Bahama in the North to Inagua in the South, the exquisite 11 beauties vying for the coveted titles of Miss World Bahamas, Miss Universe Bahamas and Miss Earth Bahamas were officially introduced to the public during the launch of Beauty by Nature – the 2015 Miss Bahamas Beauty Pageants. The event, held at [...]

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First Cabinet Meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama

First Cabinet Meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama

Prime Minister Perry Christie and his entire Cabinet (with the exception of Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson) for the first time held their Cabinet meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Tuesday. The prime minister and his team of government ministers began the day by participating in the official reopening of the Eight Mile Rock Fire Sub-Station [...]

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Baha Mar Talks Failed–Developer Wants Gov’t Sovereign Guarantee

Baha Mar Talks Failed–Developer Wants Gov’t Sovereign Guarantee

Talks in China ended with Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian making a proposal for the Bahamian government to provide the Export-Import Bank of China with a “sovereign guarantee” of up to $175 million. According to a statement released by the government yesterday, while progress was made on the commercial terms of an agreement between Baha [...]

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“$200 Emergency Passport Fee to Rid Corruption,” Says Mitchell

“$200 Emergency Passport Fee to Rid Corruption,” Says Mitchell

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell explained that one of the reasons for the $200 emergency passport processing fee is to “eliminate any suggestion or attempt to offer money to people on the side” for the advancement of this process. Mitchell gave this explanation yesterday during a press conference at the Passport Office, where he [...]

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