on the government’s passing of new Immigration Laws.
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"The Bahamas Needs to Grow Up"
STATEMENT by Frederick Smith, QC, Rights Bahamas legal director
on the Immigration Amendment Bill
time that the Bahamas grew up. If we want to be a big player like
Singapore on the world stage and if we want to be in the First World
category, then we need to embrace immigration for investment and
development purposes. For far too long, the amazing potential of the
Bahamas has been choked by oppressive, repressive, discriminatory and
abusive immigration policies."
33rd ANNUAL - GOLF TOURNAMENT POWERED BY STELLA ARTOIS
sponsors, and patrons unveiled all the details for the 33rd Annual
Rotary Club of East Nassau and Scout Association of The Bahamas Golf
Tournament, which will be held at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Monday
the 6th of May. Over 100 golfers are expected to play in the annual
event, noted for being one of the biggest charitable tournaments on the
island and looking to raise over $140,000 for local charities.
PM offers condolences to slain RBDF Marine’s family; urged church to pray for country
of Deliverance Ministries' 37th Annual General Assembly, Prime Minister
the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis expressed condolences to the family of
slain Petty Officer Philip Perpall of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
who was killed Sunday while on duty at Government House.
And, he called on the church to pray for the soul of the marine, who served for more than 30 years, and his loved ones.
“I offer my
condolences also to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. I also ask you to
pray for the other members of the Force who witnessed the killing of a
“This is a
terrible tragedy. Let us continue to pray for peace in our land and for
all of those who are victims of crime and for their families,” said the
prime minster on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the church, located on
Deliverance Way, Malcolm Allotment East.
Minister for Grand Bahama happy with repairs being carried out at Freeport Court House
Minister of State
for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson said Friday that work being
carried out at the Garnet Levarity Justice Centre will result in a
partially brand new court house. The Minister’s remarks came during a
tour of work being carried out at the centre.
Thompson on the tour were Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of
Works, Iram Lewis and Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime
Minister, Harcourt Brown.
“In spite of how
it appears, work has continued to progress on the court house and we’re
very, very pleased with what we have seen so far,” Minister Thompson
told the media following the tour.
Ground breaking ceremony to establish a Lucayan Village at Clifton Heritage National Park
backdrop of balmy ocean breezes and crystal blue waters, ground was
broken for the establishment of a Lucayan Village at the historic
Clifton Heritage National Park, Southwest Road, Friday, April 26, 2019. A
Lucayan Village Billboard was also unveiled.
marked the first in a series of events that are intended to revitalize
the heritage, history and culture of Lucayan, European, and African
Government House should enjoy highest level of security
Crime fighting initiatives must restore confidence of the people
More resources should be placed to treatment of mental health
Thoughts and prayers remain with victims, RBDF, Governor General & staff
National Alliance (DNA) is deeply concerned by the news of the gruesome
murder of a Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marine at Government
House earlier today.
is the official residence of the Head of our nation - the Governor
General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This historical and
monumental property should enjoy the highest level of security in the
land. It is therefore troubling that this hallowed property became a
crime scene this morning.
Royal Caribbean Donates 20 Laptops to National Training Agency
International has donated 20 laptops to the National Training Agency
(NTA), helping to boost tools as the world’s largest cruise line
continues its campaign to hire and train hundreds of Bahamians for ship
and on shore positions.
of the training agency that is helping to prepare hundreds of
prospective Royal Caribbean International staff and crew among other job
seekers Gadville McDonald expressed appreciation.
“The Agency now
stands equipped with the tools necessary to launch its computer lab.
These laptop computers have enhanced our capability to offer interactive
learning options to remote locations in the Family Islands in addition
to onsite training,” said McDonald. “We thank Royal Caribbean for its
very generous donation.
MOU signed to advance the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancer in The Bahamas
The University of
West Indies (UWI) School of Clinical Medicine and Research (SCMR) The
Bahamas, in conjunction with the University of Miami (UM), Leonard
Miller School of Medicine, and the International Gynecological Cancer
Society (IGCS) announced a healthcare partnership that is hoped to
reverse the “unacceptable” rate of ovarian cancer in The Bahamas.
Dr. Robin Roberts,
Director, UWI SCMR announced the official launch of a fellowship
training programme between the faculty of Medical Sciences of UWI in The
Bahamas at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and the University of Miami
during a press conference Thursday, April 25, 2019.
Bahamas Waste continues their support of Autism Awareness
In support of
R.E.A.C.H Bahamas and Autism Awareness Month in April, Bahamas Waste
Ltd. (BW) team members donned the Autism Awareness T-shirts and posed in
front of their painted truck which brings daily awareness to Autism in
The Bahamas. R.E.A.C.H (Resources and Education For Autism Challenges)
is The Bahamas resource and educational source for Autism and other
related challenges. BW staff members wore the signature R.E.A.C.H
Bahamas t-shirt every Friday in April to show their support for the many
Autistic children and adults living in The Bahamas, and the families
who care for them.
ABACO HAS OPEN CONSULTATIONS WITH URCA REPRESENTATIVES Grand Bahama to see next forum of town halls and pop ups.
got the opportunity to share their thoughts and to discuss concerns with
URCA representatives in a Town Hall Meeting Wednesday evening, as the
Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) continued their
campaign of public consultations across the northern islands.
URCA's Director of Electronic Communications and Shevonn Cambridge,
URCA’s Director of Utilities & Energy, sat down with residents in a
public town meeting to discuss various concerns related to consumer
protection, alternative energy, disaster preparedness and management,
and several electronic communications projects; all done as part of the
authority’s initiative to promote transparency with consumers.