Tweet Defeated MP for Long Island Loretta Butler-Turner. Is Loretta Butler-Turner suffering from Paranoid Personality Disorder [PPD]? Nassau, Bahamas –– MP for Long Island, Loretta Butler-Turner, and dutty Terlet Paper [Tribune] were the first two to spread the lie that there were multiple death on Long Island. Butler-Turner on Saturday October 3rd @ 6:15pm in the Tribune online update said the following:  “The saddest part of all of this is that probably for the first time in many many years we have speculation that there are multiple deaths from this hurricane.” Scores of concerned Long Island families were told the same at a meeting the night following the passage of the Hurricane Joaquin that families were dead and some drowned in vehicles and in homes. This statement issued by the MP added stress and unnecessary pressure to families who had yet to hear from their relatives. We found this deeply disturbing and troubling! Why would the Member of Parliament for the island spread such Delusional, Malicious, Paranoia and Fear,  all to cover her own failure as an Island MP to make certain that the shelters were opened and manned. It is no wonder she is defending the incompetence at the TOP Of NEMA! Boy, why tell such a ‘vicked’ and damnable lie against ya own people?! I mean when they ain’t piss slapping the ‘pederast’ MP, ya calling death on ya constituents?! “Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad”! We report yinner decide!  Read More →
Tweet Nassau, Bahamas — Police are now investigating another homicide in Fox Hill this evening – this time on Dorsette Street, the corner just opposite St. Augustine’s College on Bernard Road. Detectives tell us they are in search of two men responsible for a shooting incident that has left a male dead on Monday, 12th October, 2015. We can report that shortly before 2:00 pm, a young man was standing on Dorsette Street, Fox Hill, when two men approached in a Red Sentra vehicle and shot him before speeding off. The victim, who we cannot identify at this time, was pronounced dead on the scene. Blood flowed like a river from the young man’s upper body as he bled to death. He is the second man to die because of a high-powered weapon over the holiday weekend. We report yinner decide!  Read More →
Tweet BP agrees with the Cabinet Minister who said – HEADS AT NEMA should ROLL this time! Captain Stephen Russell head of NEMA could find himself answering some tough questions. – A display of ineffectiveness, ineptness and rank INCOMPETENCE by NEMA! Nassau, Bahamas — Last week in The Nassau Guardian the head of NEMA, Captain Stephen Russell, suggested that his government agency relied on the Telecommunication and Electricity companies to keep its lines of communication in place during and following a storm. He claimed they both “failed” and therefore the ability for his agency to respond in the aftermath of the Hurricane was weakened. We at Bahamas Press should first point out that it would have been highly impossible for any of the communication companies or the power company to be operational following a Cat 4 Hurricane like Joaquin in the aftermath of a disaster. With miles of poles down, wires mangled, buildings flooded and roofs caved in it would have taken a miracle for any power or normal communications to be functioning after a storm of such a size and magnitude, spreading its destruction over land and infrastructure. NEMA head took the time to speak with Sharon Turner [ONLINE MEDIA] but couldn’t speak with the islands or LOVE97FM Wendall JONES? NIGGA PLEASE!!!!That said, the statement in the Guardian by Captain Russell proves how seriously out of his depth he is and how deficient he has proven to be when managing disasters! And this has been proven not only in this most recent event but we expressed the same sentiments during the passage of Hurricane Ike on September 7th of 2008. And again, following the passage of Hurricane Joaquin, that there exist a serious level of ineptitude in the Director of NEMA! But who in the hell is listening? NEMA has been fitted with radio technology, already in use by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, which was demonstrated, live on Television by the Commissioner of Police, and which Captain Russell refused to engage! Don’t ask us why! Secondly, last week a Cabinet Minister noted that persons assigned to the agency heads should roll following their lack of coordinated response after Hurricane Joaquin. We agree! Captain Russell didn’t need any of the communication companies or the power company if he had deployed the provided satellite phones to the affected islands in time and did not have them locked up [UNCHARGED] in some room in NEMA’s head office up to Monday October 5th – days after the Hurricane had battered affected islands. Captain Russell should have told the public why, before the storm, the Satellite phones were not powered up and distributed to agents on the ground so the islanders could have communication with his disaster command office during and following the storm. I mean, what is this we have here?! Captain Russell should also tell us why scores of shelters remained closed on the affected islands even though a Cat 3, then 4 Hurricane “bitch-licked” the affected islands? What happened there? We ‘ga’ blame the communication companies and the power company for that, too? While Bahamians were sitting in water waste deep in the South Eastern Islands – the shelters were closed! What is that?! UNBELIEVABLE! How about the fact that while the Commissioner of Police, private citizens, those same communication and power companies and MPs immediately sprung into action and provided restoration and supplies to those affected – the face of NEMA looked like a potcake licking its lips through the side of its tongue, confused as to what to do in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin. And, like Houdini, Captain Stephen Russell and his agents vanished into silence while the people of Long Island were swimming in water and couldn’t get a drink! We ga watch and see just how long Prime Minister Christie ga put up with this display of ineffectiveness, ineptness and rank INCOMPETENCE by NEMA!  –  ‘DEY’ AT NEMA HAVE NO DAMN SHAME!!!! We report yinner decide! See here! Russell who could not give Wendall Jones an interview following the Hurricane is shown here speaking with Ingraham ‘lil ting’ Sharon Turner! WELL WAIT!!!  Read More →
Tweet Q.C. Arrested! Maurice Glinton QC By Nassau, Bahamas — Supreme Court Justice Carolita Bethel refused in the early hours of today Sunday 10th October an application for habeas corpus filed on behalf of Maurice Glinton QC who was jailed on a bench warrant on Friday 9th October. Mr. Glinton remains imprisoned in a police lock up reportedly in Cable Beach. His legal team continues to work on the issue.  Read More →
Tweet Victim is 46-year-old Stanley McInnis The vehicle damaged in the accident. 46-year-old Stanley McInnis Freeport, GB — Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that has left a 46-year-old male of Freeport dead. Bahamas Press has identified the victims as Grand Lucayan laundry driver, Stanley McInnis. The victim was just driving from a funeral when the mishap occurred. Reports are that on Saturday, 10th October, 2015, shortly after 5:00 pm, a traffic accident occurred on West Grand Bahama Highway involving a black 2001 Ford Explorer that was driven by the deceased. The lone male driver apparently lost control of his vehicle, which ended in nearby bushes. He was ejected from his vehicle where he received injuries including a broken neck, arms, legs and back. He succumbed at the scene. The vehicle received extensive damages. We report yinner decide!  Read More →
Tweet Edmund Rahming of KryS Global and Alastair Beveridge and Nick Cropper of AlixPartners, collectively the Joint Provisional Liquidators (JPLs) to the BahaMar resort development, this week held constructive all party talks with the development’s key stakeholder groups. Chaired by the JPLs today’s talks brought together representatives from the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas , financial sponsors Export-Import Bank of China, construction company CCA Bahamas Ltd. and parent company, China State Construction Engineering Corp. Ltd., and the resort’s founder and Investor, Mr. Sarkis Izmirlian. Commenting on this week’s talks on behalf of the JPL’s Alastair Beveridge said: “The talks this week are another important step on the road to resolution. We would like to thank all parties for their good faith participation in and constructive approach during the meetings. Whilst there is still work to be done, it is clear that all involved arefocused on quickly reaching a viable solution to ensure that the Baha Mar resort is able to open for business for the benefit of all stakeholders, including the Bahamian people. We will continue to work with all stakeholders as we explore the best route forward and will issue further updates as talks continue”.  Read More →
Tweet POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN POTTERS CAY SHOOTING DEATH According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm on Friday 9th October 2015, two men about to enter a vehicle at Potters Cay Dock, when two males armed with handguns shot them before fleeing on foot. The two men were rushed to hospital where one of them succumbed and the other remains in stable condition. Investigations are ongoing. POLICE PROBE ALLEGED DROWNING DEATH AT LYFORD CAY Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult male who was found floating in a canal at Lyford Cay, shortly after 1:00pm on Friday 9th October 2015. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.  Read More →
Tweet Suggested Items to Donate to Hurricane Relief By the National Emergency Management Agency NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, advises donors who wish to donate to the hurricane relief effort to purchase the items listed below, which would be shipped and disbursed to the victims as needed. NEMA has a core team of personnel in the affected areas from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Family Island Administrators, Social Workers, and other associated individuals tasked with the continued equitable distribution of immediate emergency supplies. Non-Perishable Items that should be donated are: · Soups · Corned Beef · Sardines · Tuna · Crackers · Grits · Oats · Rice · Cream · Sugar · Water · Milo · Ovaltine · Malt · Juice · Lemon Juice · Tea · Ensure · PediaSure · Bleach (non-scented) · Insect repellent · Feminine napkins/pads · Pampers and baby wipes · Tissue · Vaseline · Soap and dishwashing liquid · Towels · Wash cloths · Inflatable mattresses · Tents · Plastic covering · Beddings · Battery-operated radios · Search lights · Batteries · Portable stoves and gas refills · Portable generators These and any similar items are being welcomed to alleviate the immediate discomfort of residents displaced by the storm. Donors are asked to make note of the expiration date on items purchased to ensure hurricane victims receive the best quality of goods and supplies. Items can be taken to the Arawak Port Development Ltd at Arawak Cay for storage and shipping, free of charge. Donors are asked to properly package and clearly label items. Do not personalize items; they would be disbursed based on need. For further clarification contact: NEMA at (242) 322-6081 or 5.  Read More →
Tweet A total lack of organization! Volunteer sucker punched while helping victims! Were is NEMA? Dear Editor, Like many others, we pitched in to help with the hurricane relief and we will continue to help with the relief efforts despite the lack of organization, the lack of appreciation and the audacity of some people. While I’m not discouraged, I’m highly disappointed. To ask persons to come and volunteer with the relief efforts for Long Island and then be sucker punched in 3 out of 5 interactions within a 12 hour period on the island after leaving our families in New Providence and our jobs was truly disappointing. For starters, there was absolutely no organization at the airport in the north, supplies piled up and anyone could walk up and put supplies in their vehicle and drive away when in essence the supplies need to be getting to the south as quick as possible. The police in the north with the satellite phone doesn’t know the number for the police’s satellite phone in the south. The island administrator stuck in Clarence Town. Over 400 lamp poles down or damaged. Then to get to the distribution center in Dead Man’s Cay and be told that the supplies are not getting to the center was another disappointment. Then to be told 2 hours later by someone else that the majority of the supplies were dropped to the center and “here’s the footage”… You have to then ask yourself why the misinformation, lack of organization and confusion so many hours after the hurricane. Then to be told we will have you back to the airport to catch the flight at 7:30pm and then have the driver stop to chit chat for almost 20 mins while 30 mins away from the airport and flight time. To not making the flight because the pilot is on island and said he’d be back for 7 but did not show. To being offered a room paid for by the government so that we can stay until a flight in the morning – but being asked for $175.00 for the room (which was offered to us since we are assisting). To being offered a lift at 7am by a guy with his own plane, dropped to the airport by his wife and then he turns around at 8:15 at the airport and says, “so your still coming with me? Well it’s $130 per person” (wow…). To one of us being cussed out twice in the space of an hour by locals. To having no phones to notify your wives and children that we are stuck on the island. Disappointing! Then to log on to social media and several persons from Long Island that are not in Long Island leaving messages to say, ‘Thank you all for helping our families’.… Makes you realize that, you can’t please everybody and you can’t let everyone suffer because of a few inconsiderate, ungrateful and greedy people. Let’s keep the donations coming – for all the islands and families affected. You may get disappointed with a lot of things going on or not going on, but don’t be discouraged!   Signed, Ranard Eric  Read More →
Tweet Pittstown home in aftermath By The National Emergency Management Agency NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, continues its recovery and relief efforts to those storm-ravaged areas affected by the catastrophic Hurricane Joaquin of a week ago. As part of those efforts, Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell headed a team of clergymen into Crooked Island on Friday, October 9, to render psychological counseling and moral support to those residents who experienced the wrath of the storm. Approximately 5,000 residents from six islands were affected as Hurricane Joaquin, which quickly became a Category 4 storm, traveled through the Central and Southeast islands of Rum Cay, San Salvador, Acklins, Crooked, Long Island and Mayaguana. Immediately after the “All Clear” was issued by the Met Department on October 3, 2015, response teams were deployed to the respective islands namely: Long Island, Acklins, Crooked Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador for specified periods of time with the purpose of bringing relief to the affected community members, conducting search and rescue, damage assessment, access route clearing and the restoration of critical facilities. Measures Taken October 3-6, 2015: Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament and the Director of NEMA and other officials visited the significantly affected islands and met with the Disaster Consultative Committees, community members and response teams on those islands to carry out assessments as to the immediate needs of those residents. The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) remains open under partial activation, with critical members of the National Disaster Committee on hand to continue to communicate with Family Island Administrators via NEMA-issued satellite phones to effectively coordinate local, national and international response efforts. Between October 1-7, 2015: the Royal Bahamas Defence Force deployed impact teams to Long Island, Rum Cay, Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana and San Salvador to provide logistical support to the District Administrators. Deployment will continue to those impacted islands. The Defence Force also conducted auxiliary patrols and marine support via air and sea in response to Hurricane Joaquin’s impact on the islands. It also operated in concert with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay, which facilitated evacuation exercises of residents, where necessary. Regional and International Response On October 6, 2015: A Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment Team (RDNT) comprising 21 members from organizations and countries, namely the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Jamaica, and team members from Canada, the Virgin Islands and Barbados, reported to NEMA. The representatives were specialists in response coordination, information management, housing, critical facilities, infrastructure assessment, coastal zone inspection, and GIS specialists. The United States Embassy in Nassau, via the US Coast Guard, on October 3 provided resources, which included conducting a reconnaissance exercise of the disaster-stricken areas, the evacuation of residents, and airlifts. The US Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) donated 36,000 pounds of supplies comprising pots, pans, silverware, plastic sheeting and hygiene kits for distribution to disaster stricken areas. These items are being stored at the National Disaster Supplies Warehouse, Coral Harbour. On October 8, 2015: the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the US Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) pledged Disaster Relief Equipment and Supplies. From the public utilities, BTC reported that in Mayaguana, land lines were being restored incrementally as of October 6, 2015. Services were restored in San Salvador; network service was restored in Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Rum Cay. Bahamas Electricity Corporation reported that on October 8, a team from New Providence was dispatched to North Long Island, to restore electricity where possible.  Read More →
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