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Turnquest Urges Party To Get Real DG Jibrilu: Tourism On The Rebound
 

Turnquest Urges Party To Get Real

Closing the 2nd day of the 2016 FNM General Convention was FNM Incumbent Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest who had some very strong words for Long Island MP Loretta Butler- Turner. Mr. Turnquest felt Ms Butler Turner’s speech which preceded his was disrespectful “Courtesies were extended to her. “She had 30 minutes and she still went […]

DG Jibrilu: Tourism On The Rebound

Visitor arrivals to The Bahamas have generally taken an upward turn in the last six months, and Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu said her ministry is hopeful that this trend will continue. Figures released by The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) yesterday revealed that air arrivals for the first quarter of this year hiked by […]

Unusual Heat Won’t Fuel More Hurricanes

28 July 2016

The temperatures are above their normal average this year and while warm water is a key ingredient for hurricanes the unusually warm weather will not have an effect on the number of possible hurricanes. According to Acting Senior Director at the Department of Meteorology Jeffrey Simmons warm water mainly acts as a source of energy. […]

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“Domestic Tourism is In”

28 July 2016

Against the perception that domestic tourism is often misunderstood and downplayed by Bahamians, Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu yesterday encouraged Bahamians to grow an interest for domestic tourism, which she said would have a valuable impact on the country. Noting that each island of The Bahamas is unique, in an interview with The Bahama […]

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52 Positions For The Taking

28 July 2016

Free National Movement (FNM) delegates yesterday casted their votes for 52 positions in the party that did not include the party’s top five posts namely leader, deputy leader, treasurer, general secretary and national chairman. Those positions would not be voted on until Friday. FNM Chairman Sidney Collie spoke with The Bahama Journal just hours before […]

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Butler- Turner: FNM Unprepared For Convention

27 July 2016

A day leading into the Free National Movement’s (FNM) Convention, Leader Hopeful Loretta Butler-Turner again expressed disgust that the convention’s committee has in her view, neglected to efficiently prepare for the start of today’s convention.  Mrs. Butler-Turner, in an interview with The Bahama Journal, said there are missteps that should have been addressed by the […]

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JNCP Launches Junkanoo Think Tank

27 July 2016

Officials of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) says “Junkanoo can help us face the challenges of today” and they will aim to do so through the launch of the JCNP Think Tank that will develop a road map for the Junkanoo community. The initiative will focus on making Junkanoo more than just “Getting […]

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Pair Convicted Of Triple Manslaughter To Be Sentenced

27 July 2016

Shawn Knowles and Timothy Saunders responsible for the deaths of three friends were to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon however Justice Stephen Isaacs instead gave a written sentence date. The two males were tried and convicted by an 8-4 guilty verdict jury for causing the deaths of Chackara Rahming, Erica Ward and Edward Braynen. Knowles was […]

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56 Tested For Zika In The Bahamas—No Confirmed Cases

27 July 2016

With five confirmed cases of the Zika Virus reported by the Ministry of Health over in the Turks and Caicos Islands, medical officials in The Bahamas have said this is no cause for alarm. It was revealed yesterday in a press briefing at the Ministry of Health, that although there were 56 persons that displayed […]

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Gov’t Announces Aviation Upgrades

27 July 2016

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation yesterday said works are underway for the modernized revamp in the country’s aviation sector. In a statement, the ministry described some of the devices expected during the upgrade. “The work underway includes the acquisition of a new radar which is expected to go live over the next few weeks […]

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Bahamians Are Losing Out Big Time Due To Foolish Outrage

26 July 2016

By P.J. Malone Selfish and politically motivated individuals have spoken out against stem cell research in the Bahamas to our own detriment. Thousands of Bahamians who may suffer from cancer could lose out on the treatment options stem cell research could bring because its opponents are seeking to achieve their own personal agendas. Here was […]

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Ingraham Says No To FNM

26 July 2016

Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham says he will not accept a nomination for any office within the Free National Movement (FNM) and will remains retired, shooting down all speculations the he would during the party’s convention. Mr. Ingraham’s statement was in a letter sent to FNM Chairman Sidney Collie. Yesterday, rumors filled the airwaves following […]

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