THE BAHAMAS YEAR IN REVIEW, 2015 COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY

COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY  The year 2015 was a year of firsts and transition for The Bahamas, with critical pieces of transformational legislation changing The Bahamas forever. Our Prime Minister became the effective political head of CARICOM and the country continued its fight with Mother Nature and the socially vexing challenge of crime.   Prime […]

STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF SNAPPER’S OWNER‏

On The Murder of Snapper’s Owner Deangelo Bethel A Fox Hill Businessman 3rd January 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Early this morning, I learned to my chagrin, shock and sorrow that another contributor to the Fox Hill economy, a productive young businessman was shot dead and his wife and another passenger in the car injured. I […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE HONOURED BY THE QUEEN

Sir Franklin Wilson  Sir Charles Carter    Dame Anita Allen On 31st December, Buckingham Palace announced the awards to Bahamians for service to their country.  These were headlined by knighthoods to businessman Franklin Wilson, broadcaster and former Minister of Government Charles Carter and the now President of the Court of Appeal Anita Allen.  So from […]

Junkanoo In Freeport

Fred  Mitchell MP with Ken “ Motorboat” Ferguson , the Leader of the Classic Dancers at Freeport’s Junkanoo Parade on New Year’s Day 2016.    Fred Mitchell MP at Freeport Junkanoo on New Year’s Day 2016 with constituent Mildred Pratt    Fred Mitchell MP with Tanasis Rolle of the Classic Dancers at the Freeport Junkanoo Parade […]

Happy Images At Junkanoo By Athama Bowe

Businessman Een Colebrooke with Senator Jerome Gomez at Boxing Day Junkanoo in Nassau    “Genesis or what?” Asks Athama Bowe    Senator Keith Bell with his sister at Boxing Day Junkanoo     Speaker of the House Dr. Kendal Major with his wife at Boxing Day Junkanoo    The inimitable Irrington  “Minky” Isaacs, Deputy Chair of the […]

Fred Mitchell At Campbell Family Reunion

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell was invited by the Chief Councilor for Freeport  Chervita Campbell to the annual family reunion of the Campbell family in Freeport.  The Councilor is a sister of the late friend of  Mr. Mitchell Richardson Campbell who used to edit the Freeport News.  He attended in 2014 and now again this year.  He is […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ms. Lia Head, one of the principal organizers of the HeadKnowles Hurricane Joaquin Relief effort that was so effective in bringing relief to families in the Central Bahamas in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Joaquin in October, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United […]

THE WEEK IN REVIEW BY ELCOTT COLEBY (28 December 2015 to 1 January 2016)

Government House announced on New Year’s Eve, that 26 Bahamians from all walks of life have been named in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours list for exemplary service to the country. Receiving top honours or Knighthoods of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George are Franklin Wilson for services […]

WATER AND SEWERAGE CORP SIGNS FOR EXTENSION

  Pictured are: DPM DAVIS, MINISTER HALKITIS, MINISTER KHAALIS ROLLE, CHAIRMAN MILLER, RICARDO MONCUR, Personal Assistant to DPM, GREGORY MILLER, President APEX; JAMES ROLLE, President PROLINE; ROBERT DEAL, Deputy General Manager; GLEN LAVILLE, General Manager Nassau, Bahamas – The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) signed two contracts today totaling over $4 Million to extend water […]

GRAND BAHAMA MINISTER RESPONDS TO MEMORIES ISSUES

From the desk of Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama: December 31, 2015 On December 24th, 2015, Mr. Kevin Tomlinson, the Founder and Director of the Grand Bahama Youth Choir, while performing at Memories Resort, was abruptly asked to leave the resort property by the General Manager, Mr. Gabriel Varella. Memories Resort is on […]

STATEMENT BY FRED MITCHELL On Immigration Policies

This briefing is to address a number of matters relating to the policies of the Department of Immigration in The Bahamas and how they are being applied. As a first step though I want to address the issue of the complaint against the Memories General Manager. As you know this is a matter that is […]