Retiree Ruth Miller heads back to work. Mayaguana, The Bahamas – Former Financial Secretary Mrs. Ruth Miller has been appointed to head a committee made up of persons from the private and public sectors to advise the Government on the way forward as liberalization in the telecommunications industry comes on stream. The Prime Minister revealed this much to a gathering at the Mayaguana Airport to celebrate the return of Bahamasair after five years and the airport’s newly refurbished runway. Prime Minister Perry G. Christie announced the possibility of a new company coming into the Bahamas to compete with the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) in a liberalized telecommunications environment. The liberalization era comes out of an agreement made between the former Government and Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) on their majority share purchase in BTC and the continued privatization of the industry. The Prime Minister said while he did not wish to forecast it, nonetheless, new competition should result in cheaper prices and improved services which are often the results of free market competition. “This is usually what takes place,” he said. “We have embarked on the process. Bahamians will be given a choice as whether to stay with BTC or another provider,” he said. Well its looks like the New Generation of the PLP reaches back to the barrel of retirees once again. And so its official Retired Financial Secretary Ruth Miller will now head up the team to continue the plan of introducing new telephony businesses in the country. Can they CHANGE or are they the same? Another big disappointment from the Christie Regime…  Read More →
A manhunt by POLICE in Exuma have intensified island-wide manhunt for 33 – year old Denardo Smith AKA ‘Fat Boy’ of Hartswell and Williams Town, Exuma. Smith is wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday 22nd April 2014. According to reports, shortly after 2:00am, a man was about to enter his vehicle following and altercation with the suspect in the George Town area when the suspect armed with a handgun allegedly shot him in the abdomen and fled on foot. The victim was airlifted to hospital in New Providence this morning where he is detained in stable condition. This man is believed to have escaped by to Haiti.  Read More →
North Andros, Bahamas — POLICE in Andros are requesting the public’s help in locating three men wanted for a Causing Harm incident that occurred at Lowe Sound, Andros on Sunday 20th April 2014. The first suspect is 22 – year old Troy Miller of Lowe Sound Andros. Miller is a dark brown male, weighing 170 pounds, slim build and about 5’ 10” in height The second suspect is 47 – year old James Marcus Brown of Lowe Sound Andros and Freeport, Grand Bahama. Brown is a light brown male, weighing 220 pounds, thick build and about 5’ 11” in height. The third suspect is 47 – year old Devon Burrows of Lowe Sound Andros and Freeport, Grand Bahama. Burrows is a dark brown male, weighing 160 pounds, medium build and about 6’ 1” in height. Meanwhile police are reminding members of the public in particular family members, that it is an offence to harbour criminal suspects and are sending a stern warning, that those found doing so would be charged and placed before the court. The police and BP have plenty – plenty eyes on the ground and we call on all citizens who see someone moving around under the tree, in the back of the yard or even inside fitting the description just report. We know now that we in the modern media have posted these men, police will have no problem capturing the suspects as BP has thousands upon thousands of electronic readers. Maybe even the suspects will get this update on their smart phones and turn themselves in.  Read More →
Government worker puts in 1/2 an hour of work weekly, collects a full salary, housing allowance and lives in Florida! Prime Minister Christie confronted outside the Cabinet Office by key generals from Centreville who cannot get an audience with him. Generals have warned Christie that a new day is coming in 2017. PM Christie should call for a real staff audit  in the department before the Bahamian people uncover the details on Bahamas Press Nassau, Bahamas – Some are beginning to believe a senior member in the Christie Cabinet is regularly swilling a bottle of Haitian Rum before and after he joins the Cabinet table, ‘cause when BP examines what is going on in his ministry, one can only come to that conclusion. Sources deep in the department tell us the Minister, who is MP for a northern family island seat, has promoted top generals of the opposition party within the department. But it gets worse; the employee we focus on today is a relative of the Minister. And here is where our story gets better. Bahamas Press has learnt that, since promotions within the department the employee has become an untouchable, collecting a full salary along with a lavish housing allowance – all paid for by taxpayers. In documents shown to BP, the employee’s half hour once a week contribution is communicated to the department via email from community of Port St. Lucie, Florida. And according to our sources deep within the department, the government employee has taken up a second job in that Florida community. What in the hell is dis? We are told the “untouchable” was first transferred into the department under the Ingraham regime, but was for years employed by the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas. And it gets worse. Recently, the BARBANCOURT horse backing Minister hired a red gal out of one of the dying dinos [WUTLESS MEDIA DEM] to do the work of his relative so she would have absolutely nothing to do and collect money from the public purse; while we the Bahamian people wait on the regime’s indecision and lack of public education on VAT! Bahamas Press is now on the move looking through documents and paper trails of the soon outgoing regime, and we will report how another BARBANCOURT swindling MP racked up a $48,000 credit card bill on the public purse while in London for four days… Selling Dreams to the Bahamians People – das the best we’ll get from the Christie Regime! Boy I tell ya! Someone gats to be serving that Haitian rum around the Cabinet Table every Tuesday! BP will report and let yinner decide!  Read More →
40-year-old Samatha Dominique Perigod died on Saturday… Samantha Perigod and daughter lady di. Samantha Dominique Perigod 1973-2014 Bahamas bids farewell to cultural writer and singer Samatha Perigod. Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press is reporting the passing of a major cultural icon, singer, writer who died on Holy Saturday. Samantha Dominique Perigord, a native of Nassau, died this weekend after a short illness. Perigod was born on May 26th, 1973. This Bahamian singing star has written for many artists. She wrote many popular songs inculding: “Forever Junkanoo” and “Who’s Right” (which was nominated for best song in the Cacique awards in 2005) for Terez Hepburn, “Dirty Dog”, “Wet me Down”, “Jealous”, “Vibe for You”, “Backbiting”, “Too Sweet” and “I’m Feeling Lonely”, for Spice, “Bahamian Ting” for Nita of the Falcons, “Leave Me Alone” for Kiara Sherman, “Rake ‘N’ Scrape Bonfire” for Funky D, and “Take Me Back” for Elon Moxey. The artist also wrote for producers such as KB, Dillon (D Mac) Mackenzie and Les Turnquest who would use her songs for different recording artists. Some of Samantha’s songs which were written for various recording artists have not been released as yet. On the popular album, “Bahamian Divas”, she sang “Show Me Your Motion”. Samantha’s duet with ‘Funky D’ entitled “Don’t Mess With Me” further propelled her into the limelight. This Bahamian superstar has also recorded the song “Let’s Do Something Sweet” which was released on “Best of the Best volume five”, and was one of More FM 94.9’s top ten songs in 2005. She also released her song, “Women Be Strong” in 2005. The song made it to Island FM 102.9’s top twenty songs list for 2005. She additionally released “Ain No Ting” and “Bazy Took Me Took Me To Inagua,” duets featuring Bazy (creator of the song “Numba Man”). In addition, she was given honorable mention in the VH1 song competition and was a finalist in the Nashville Song competition. Her song “Don’t Mess with Me” is also played in London. Bahamas Press sends our deepest condolences to her family on her passing. Rest Eternal Grant Unto Her OLord! Amen. We report yinner decide!  Read More →
Bahamas Press News Happening Now >>> The illegal trafficking of persons is taking a toll on the public purse – Haitian Nationals prepare for flight into the capital this morning. Detention Centre with already 200 immigrants now there will be housing some 340 by the end of today… Illegals being transported to airport... Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamas Press is the only team live here on Ragged Island this morning reporting the capture of some 140 illegal migrants on the island. BP can report some 112 males, 25 females and 3 children are being transported back to the capital today. The group was discovered on Easter Sunday after their ship ran aground just off Salt Cay bank in the area. We can report the hardworking police went out in a small boat to get those stranded, making a few back and forth trips to get the group onto the mainland. Only two officers kept watch over the migrants all evening and night until this morning. They should be given a medal. Who was the captain? Were any persons drowned? Those questions have yet to be answered. Repatriation exercises are taking a toll on limited tax dollars. Some are beginning to believe this is big business for rogue immigration officers and businesspersons who are reaping thousands in the trade of humans. Already the Detention Centre in New Providence has over 200 illegals being housed and awaiting repatriation. With the additional 140 today, the centre will be housing people beyond its capacity! BP is now live in Ragged Island where the first plane to transport the group arrived early this morning… We report yinner decide! Some 140 illegals landed on Salt Cay bank near Ragged Island last evening... Illegals being transported to New Providence this morning.  Read More →
Read into the account what really went down inside that Emerald Bay home invasion – why has the wutless media in the Bahamas not sought an interview with anyone inside the home? And could this murder be an inside job on a man who was set to inherit his father’s vast wealth? Hours passed before police were called… Edgar Dart in a photo with his family. By Padraic Flanagan The family of a British man shot dead in front of his 13-year-old son in the Bahamas have described the crime-hit islands as “a dream that turned into a nightmare”. They are urging the authorities to act to stem a tide of gun violence against wealthy residents and holidaymakers on Grand Bahama where six people have been murdered so far this year. The latest victim was Edgar Dart, 56, who was gunned down in front of his family during a struggle with three masked and armed raiders at his mother’s luxury home on the island. The wealthy farmer had challenged them as they were threatening his teenage son George and five relatives after breaking into the sprawling property at Emerald Bay early on Tuesday. With Mr Dart dead, the killers used duct tape to tie the rest of the family up – including his 79-year-old widowed mother Joy – before ransacking the villa and fleeing with cash and jewellery. Mr Dart’s brother in law Philip Poole, 58, said his 29-year-old son Pip was among the victims and suffered wounds when he was attacked by a gang member with a machete. He added: “This is the sixth murder they’ve had there this year and something has got to be done about it. We’ve got to put pressure on the authorities to stop what’s happening because it’s an absolute tragedy. “It used to be an island paradise, really idyllic, but it’s not like that any more I’m afraid and the authorities have to share in the blame. For our family, it’s a dream that’s turned into a nightmare.” Police confirmed that the death was the sixth murder on Grand Bahama this year, with 30 for all of the Bahamas, an island chain just off the southeast coast of Florida. Mr Poole went on: “Crime is on the increase on the island but they try to hush it up because it’s bad for business. But if they want a healthy tourist trade the best thing they can do is not have it happen in the first place. “If they want to keep the Bahamas as a haven for holidaymakers and retirees and the banking industry, then they’ve got to get themselves sorted out.” The Dart family home on Grand Bahama is near the city of Freeport, and belongs to Joy, who retired to the island in 1996 with husband Colin, a Devon entrepreneur who died at the age of 84 of cancer in December. The farmer and businessman had made his fortune as a fruit and vegetable wholesaler, packaging pre-washed produce for supermarkets after inventing his own potato-washing machine in the 1950s Mr Poole said: “The house is really quite palatial, with beautiful gardens. Colin and Joy put a lot of time into making the house what it was. They were big friends of the Bahamas.” He went on: “Edgar was just like his father. They were both big men, terrific guys, larger-than-life figures really. It’s terrible to think about what has happened and what Joy must be going through. “Apparently, when the men burst into the house Edgar remonstrated with them. During a struggle the gun went off. The gang then tied everyone up, including Joy and George, and ransacked the house.” Edgar’s brother Colin, 55, his wife Alison, in her 50s, and their 15-year-old son Luke also witnessed the murder. They were believed to be travelling back to Britain. Mr Poole, from Canterbury, said: “Alison managed to finally free herself and raised the alarm but nothing could be done for Edgar, unfortunately.” Mr Dart’s 57-year-old sister Virginia Redfern, from Exminster, Devon, was flying out to the Bahamas with her husband Clive to comfort her grieving mother. Teenager George is understood to have been taken by his mother Adele back to the family’s farm in Winnipeg, Canada, where Mr Dart had emigrated to 16 years ago from Topsham near Exeter. “The family had all arranged to get together in the Bahamas for the Easter holidays to help Joy settle back in after the death of her husband,” said Mr Poole. “I just cannot believe that something as horrific as this has happened.” Assistant Commissioner Emrick Seymour, of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, said three robbers tied up family members with duct tape and Mr Dart was shot during the ensuing struggle. The attackers had apparently cut phone services to the house before the attack, and fled in a gardener’s van. No suspects were in custody, he added. Assistant Commissioner Seymour said: “We are right in the middle of our investigation into this situation and we are following some leads.” Two months ago the US embassy warned that “a number of US citizens had fallen victim to armed robbery and two had been murdered in the last eight months”. The most recent victims were two American tourists visiting Jaws Beach in the western New Providence area. They were mugged by robbers armed with assault rifles. Despite a population of just 50,000 on Grand Bahama, with 370,000 for the country in total, crime on the islands is so prevalent that acting president Philip Davis was robbed at gunpoint during a break-in at his home last December. Mr Poole said: “The Americans manage to put an advisory out about the crime situation. But why is it that the local population don’t get to know about this stuff? It’s something that needs to be sorted out.” The Foreign Office said it was aware of the death of a Briton in the Bahamas and was providing consular assistance.  Read More →
How does anyone who are accused of killing three people get bail? Only in the Bahamas! Nassau, Bahamas — A quick response by Southwestern Division officers has led to the apprehension of a 39 – year old man on bail for a triple murder moments after he committed an armed robbery on Sunday 20th April 2014. According to reports, shortly before 3:00am, Southwestern Division officers were on patrol when a woman reported to them that a man had just robbed her of her 2009 Honda Accord, while on Faith Avenue North. The officers immediately went into the Faith Avenue area, where they spotted the vehicle being driven by a lone male suspect. The officers ordered the male to stop the vehicle but he sped off. The officers pursued the vehicle and the suspect brought the vehicle to a stop after a short chase and fled on foot dropping a handgun to the ground. The officers pursued the male suspect and were able to locate and arrest him in nearby bushes. Police conducted a search of the suspect and found a quantity of ammunition in his possession. A handgun that the suspect dropped to the ground was also recovered. The suspect is on bail for a triple murder that occurred in New Providence in 2010.  Read More →
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving two separate overnight arm robberies. In the first incident, shortly before 10:00pm on Sunday 20th April 2014, a man was about to enter his residence located St. Andrews Beach Estates, when two men armed with a handgun robbed him of a red Scooter, a laptop and a cell phone. One of the men drove off on the victim’s scooter, while the other man left in a waiting red vehicle occupied by two males. In the second incident, shortly before 5:00am on Monday 21st April 2014, a man had just arrived at his home located on Mackey Street, when two men armed with a handgun robbed him of a large amount of cash that he had in the trunk of his Chrysler vehicle. The men then fled on foot. Investigations are ongoing in both incidents.  Read More →
Dead is 18-year-old Cavalier Construction worker Harry Sands jr… 18-year-old Harry Sands Jr. Rock Sound, Eleuthera – Bahamas Press tonight is the only news team down in Eleuthera at this hour canvassing the details surrounding the death of a New Providence resident on that island. Dead, we can report this Resurrection morning, is 18-year-old Harry Sands, a 2012 graduate of the C. V. Bethel High School and an employee of Cavalier Construction. Sands, we can tell you, was visiting the island for the holidays and was in the Rock Sound community on a motorbike when the accident occurred. He death counts the third fatality incident in the community just days apart. Earlier in the week Bobby Branville Thompson lost his life when a guest to the island hit him while walking in the Palmetto Point area. Again, 29-year-old, Pacino Simmons, of Governor’s Harbour lost his life when his motorcycle lost control and slammed into another vehicle just hours following Thompson’s fatality. And now this latest incident has left shocked the community as some begin to wonder what could be happening on the streets of Eleuthera why so many young lives are being lost so quickly. We report yinner decide!  Read More →
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