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87 Migrants Apprehended

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force was successful in apprehending a Haitian sailing sloop containing 87 persons attempting to gain entry into the southern Bahamas over the weekend. 72 males, 12 females and three children were arrested. Reports are that on Saturday,  the HMBS Leon Smith, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Stephen Rolle, was on patrol in […]

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Feed The 5,000 Benefit Many

Some  350 persons  were the recipients yesterday in the  Bahamas Feeding Network and AML Foods Limited 2nd Annual Feed 5,000 campaign in New Providence and Grand Bahama. The food was distributed in the parking lot of  Solomon’s at Yamacraw. Hunger is said to be  a silent struggle for many in The Bahamas. It’s estimated that […]

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Renewed Focus On Marital Rape

Following a United Nation representative’s comments on a proposed marital rape law last week,  two cabinet ministers have shared their views on the matter. The UN’s special rapporteur on violence against women Dubravaka Simonovic placed renewed focus on the issue as she pointed to the country’s failure to criminalize marital rape. Deputy Prime Minister Peter […]

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WSC TO IMPROVE WATER SUPPLY IN LONG ISLAND

Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) gets a loan of $23.33 million dollars from the Caribbean and Development Bank (CDC) and a 13.3 in counterpart funding from The Government. Long Island MP and Chairman of WSC, Adrian Gibson stated yesterday during a press briefing held at WSC headquarters. In his efforts to advance water production in […]

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Tornado Damages Abaco Airport

The Treasure Cay airport sustained some extensive damage  after being hit  by   tornado activity over the weekend. North Abaco administrator Tereece  Bootle in an interview with The Journal confirmed the severe rain and wind caused some extensive damage to the facility. “For the most part it is the exterior of the Treasure Cay Airport. […]

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LAWYER THROWN OUT

A chaotic scene developed at the Carmichael Detention Center yesterday morning following a brief standoff between Immigration officers and Rights Bahamas President and Human Rights attorney Fred Smith, that ultimately led to the Queen’s Counsel being forcibly removed from the Center. The incident  took place shortly before 11:00am  as Mr. Smith came to see his […]

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Roberts Blasts Bannister Over BPL Resignations

Former Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has hit out at Minister of Works Desmond Bannister after the sudden resignations of several top Bahamas Power and Light executives over the weekend. In a statement Mr. Roberts said Mr. Bannister knowingly misled the House and the nation and was being neither truthful nor transparent in his […]

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Son Remanded For Father’s Death

A 21-year-old son, Lee Sweeting, was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Corrections until January 2018, for the alleged stabbing death of his 76-year-old father, Leon Sweeting yesterday. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, Sweeting, of Russell Drive, Bamboo Town, with a noticeable injured finger and a bandaged right hand, was arraigned for causing the […]

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$10,000 DONATION FOR ROOTS GROUP

The Roots Junkanoo group has received a much needed donation.   The reigning New Years day champions received $10,000 from Bahamas Striping Group of Companies towards the upcoming holiday parades.   Managing director of Bahamas Striping Dr. Allen Albury said the investment was an investment in community.   “I think what was important for us […]

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RBDF BACK FROM DOMINICA

The Royal Bahamas Defense Force crew aboard the HMBS Lawrence Major, returned home yesterday from a historic disaster relief and recovery trip. After over 3,000 miles, the 44 man crew of the HMBS Lawrence major – that’s 23 RBDF officers and marines, two emergency technicians, 12 Defence force technicians , three cooks and four firefighters […]

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