The hand written passports canceled

The hand written passports canceled 11 February 2016 The general public is advised that as of 19 February 2016 all handwritten Bahamas passports will be canceled and become null and void. All those in possession of those passports should immediately surrender them and obtain an electronic passport. This public advisory is another reminder as the […]

Fred Smith’s Continuing Perfidy On Immigration Matters

Mr. Smith is well known for hyperbole and grossly defamatory statements. I’m not sure if he knows the truth if it stares him in the face. The Department has repeatedly stated its position on these matters. I support the Department. When Mr. Smith is moved to apologize to this country for his defamatory statements about […]

Brent Symonette Sings The Same Old Tune

Brent Symonette On Tuesday 9th February, Brent Symonette, the former Deputy Prime Minister under the Free National Movement said that we have to stop playing the race card in our politics.  He was responding to the comment by Tennyson Wells, the former FNM Minister, who said that he believed that Richard Lightbourn, the now sitting FNM MP […]

SIDNEY POITIER ESSAY CONTEST: $500 FIRST PRIZE

File photo taken of Sir Sidney Poitier with Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis in Los Angeles in August 2012. Sir Sidney marks his 89th birthday on 20th February and is being presented with a BATFA Lifetime Achievement Award today from London.  Students of the Senior High Schools in The Bahamas […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., has been appointed the new Dean of the Consular Corps College in Washington, D.C., becoming the first Bahamian to hold that position. Consul General Zonicle was informed of her appointment in a letter from Katherine H. Moss, Director General of the Consular Corps […]

WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN TO FREEPORT?

GENEVA, Switzerland – 11 February, 2016: Principal and founder of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Gianluigi Aponte and his senior management team met with Prime Minister Perry Christie and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Cabinet Negotiating Committee at MSCs headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland for two days of deliberations on matters relating to the expiring concessions under the Hawksbill Creek […]

THE URBAN GAMES IN PICTURES BY DEREK SMITH

  National Security Minister Bernard Nottage and Sports Minister Danny Johnson greet the crowd at the games.    The officials and organizers line up at the start of the games    The little boys compete    Teenage girls set the pace    Awaiting the call    Across the finish line