SAC STUDENTS: FR. MAGNUS YOUR MATH TEACHER IS DEAD

Obituary for Fr. Magnus Wenninger, OSB Monk of Saint John’s Abbey Collegeville, Minnesota Born: October 31, 1919 Professed: 11 July 1940 Ordained: 2 September 1945 Died: 17 February  2017 Joseph Wenninger was born the second of eight children on October 31, 1919, to Henry and Josephine (Weber) Wenninger in Park Falls, Wisconsin. Joseph attended the […]

Buddy Hield Is Traded

Just after the midseason break of the National Basketball Association and having excelled in the rookies game, the New Orleans Pelicans said goodbye unceremoniously to Buddy Hield, the Bahamian standout.  They sent him packing to Sacramento.  Mr. Hield made his debut two days ago on the new team and scored significantly.  He was interviewed and […]

Congratulations To Rihanna

The popular Barbadian singer Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year, and will come to campus to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony next Tuesday (Feb. 28). “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer […]

PLPS BETTER LOOK TO THE POOR AND NEEDY AGAIN

The family is sitting in their home which they bought in the boom years from 1998 to 2007. The expansion of the Bahamian economy, allowed the workers who took jobs at Atlantis to buy new homes. They got two mortgages. Many could not make the down payment requirements. The banks offered them a loan for […]

THE SIDNEY POITIER 90th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

Editor’s Note:  The Bahamas government paid tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier, the Bahamian actor, producer, director and author, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.  It took the form of a concert at the Bahamar Convention Centre on 12 February.  The programme was live to tape and played on ZNS TV on 20th February, his […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (20 – 24 FEBRUARY 2017) COMMENTARY BY ELCOTT COLEBY  Christie: “Education tied to every aspect of national development” Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) held its first Educational Conference on Thursday of this week at the Hilton Hotel under the theme, “Inspiring Today to Impact Tomorrow.” […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

New York NEW YORK — Mr. Sherick “Sharky” Martin, Assistant Comptroller of Bahamas Customs in charge of the Northern Bahamas, and his wife Mrs. Patty Martin, while in New York on vacation, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American […]

THE PLP LAUNCHES ITS LAST CANDIDATES

Senator Julian Russell accepts the nomination for Central Grand Bahama. Cheryl Bazard accepts her nomination for St Barnabas Commodore Butch Scavella for South and Central Eleuthera Dr. Arthur Clarke for St Ann’s Dr. Glendon Rolle for Long Island On Friday 24 February, the last PLP candidates to receive their official nominations received them in a […]

The New Reading Lab At Sandilands Primary School

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell with former principal of the Sandilands Primary School Norma Dean at the official commissioning of the library at the school 20 February Principal Esther Cartwright takes the children through their paces. The Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling has a look Monday 20 February was a special day in the life […]

Rollins Makes The Cartoons One More Time

Andre Rollins as he gets near the end appears to be more and more desperate for headlines.  Last week though Jerome Fitzgerald, the PLP’s  standard bearer for Marathon called him a political prostitute and suggested that his proper home was Dowdeswell Street, a place in New Providence known for prostitution of the females selling you […]

The AG On The Communications Bill

February 13, 2017 Interception of Communications Bill, 2017 The Interception of Communications Bill (“ICB”) is a very important tool in the fight against crime, much of which is gang related, transnational and involving guns and drugs. Experts advise that without this crime fighting tool, drug trafficking, gun trafficking and other transnational and gang related crimes […]