story that sparked outrage in the hearts of many in our offices, was
the news of the eight year old girl who was sexually assaulted by her
seventy one year old stepfather last week. Apart from the obvious, the
most chilling part of this story was the fact that the alleged
perpetrator had done this before, and he had served time for this crime.
It was noted in the press that he had married his victim’s mother after
the wake of this incident, many people are vying for a Sexual Offender
Registry, and we couldn’t agree more. If a registry was in place at the
time of this first man’s offense, maybe the mother of this young girl
would have been equipped with the knowledge of whom to marry. More
worrying, is the thought that people are aware that these predators
exist in their family, and continue to sweep incident after incident
under the rug “for the sake of the family”, and sadly to the detriment
of innocent children.
Prime Minister Opens the 47th Annual Scientific Conference
the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis delivered welcome remarks at the 47h
Annual Scientific Conference Medical Association of the Bahamas &
Bahamas Dental Association, Wednesday, March 13. The two-day event is
being held at the Baha Mar Convention Centre.
“It is always good to be with former colleagues, especially at events such as this.
conference there will be a rich and dynamic exchange of ideas and
information which may help to improve health care practices, save lives,
and enhance the quality of health for Bahamians and residents,” said
the Prime Minister.
Senator Highlights Move to E-Cabinet and E-Government Services as Consumer Rights Week 2019 Activities Close
The Ministry of
Labour (MOL) officially celebrated World Consumer Rights Day (March 15)
with a special ceremony and exhibition in Freeport, Grand Bahama,
The ceremony was
held at the Harold DeGregory Complex and brought to a climax World
Consumer Rights Week which was recognized with various activities in New
Providence and the major Family Islands. The theme for the week was
“Trusted Smart Products”.
calls for full independent investigation; urges brutality victims to
take independent legal action against the RBPF
shocking and appalling headline story in The Tribune is further evidence
that the Royal Bahamas Police Force is now completely out of control.
Brutality at the hands of officers has become so commonplace that the
police might as well dispense with their halfhearted excuses for why
they had to call an ambulance for a man after several house in their
custody. No one believes them
Government embarks on ‘new frontier in renewable energy’
Prime Minister the
Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today officially opened a 925-kilowatt
solar plant facility at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
The facility, the
largest of its kind in The Bahamas, is expected to replace the
equivalent of 310,000 gallons of diesel annually, and will also serve as
a carport with electric vehicle charging stations. It was made possible
by a grant from the Government of the United Arab Emirates, through the
UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund.
approaches, so do the hot days of The Bahamian sun, but thankfully The
Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company was able to enjoy a breezy and not
too warm, Sunday on the greens for their 9th Annual Sands Beer Golf
Tournament in Grand Bahama.
with The Fortune Hills Golf Association the annual tournament was held
on lucky St. Patrick’s Day, with lots of beer to go around. “It was good
to see such a well-attended tournament on Sunday,” noted Nigel Kirkby, a
local player who also won longest drive. “The Reef Course is looking
really good right now and the Sands set-up
Award Winning Coral Vita Team to Speak at GB Chamber Event
Late last year
Government officials, private stakeholders and Non-Governmental
Organizations (NGO’s) attended the groundbreaking of the world’s first
ever coral farm, in Grand Bahama. The Coral Vita Project, which is a
collaborative endeavor between Coral Vita, The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, and the Grand Bahama Development Company (DEVCO) was founded
by Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher, Environmental Managers who were
inspired to create a company to restore the world’s dying reefs.
Minister, the Honorable Peter Turnquest officially broke ground for the
land base offices, noted at the time, “I am very pleased to be here to
join in this very momentous occasion and the tremendous opportunities
this investment can bring to our island and to our country. The
importance of these coral reefs to the protection of our coastlines in
itself is reason for concern to the sustainability of our environment.”
As part of their
mandate to support organizations that focus on Youth and Sports, the
GBPA Conchman Triathlon began their donations with the Grand Bahama
Amateur Athletic Association (GBAAA). The GBAAA uses all its donations
to help purchase track and field equipment as well as cover the
athletes’ travel expenses to Nassau and other islands for competitions.
Chairman of the
Conchman Committee, Christopher Baker, said “We are very pleased to be
able to assist the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association. The funds
were used to purchase new starting blocks, a high jump bar and other
equipment. Many of these young athletes also participate in the Conchman
Triathlon, so it’s great to give back to them.”
BRON’s Women Scientists & Leaders Encourage Girls to join STEM fields in celebration of International Women’s Day
contingent from BRON, a management and administration hub that supports a
group of companies dealing in STEM-related industries, celebrated
International Women's Day by visiting students of C.I. Gibson High
School and Windsor High School.
consisting of Kelli Armstrong, Corey Cartwright, Elise Roberts, Desiree
Smith, Crystal Hanna, Niketra Smith, Lakeisha Albury, Gabrielle Neely,
and Patricia Roberts, spoke to students about working in engineering,
environmental science, and technology - all male-dominated fields.