BP believes ‘Kitty’ did not act alone! Who did yinner think helped her? What does LGBT activist Erin Greene have to say about these developments? HATRED AND VIOLENCE SITS DEEP INSIDE THE GAY COMMUNITY ITSELF! Everytime we hear about murder these days someone kill dey lover – But Greene nor the Christian Council gats nuttin to say about that!? Young 21-year-old Ariel Lowe and her lover-turned-suspected murderer 28-year-old Katroina 'Kitty' Gilbert during better times.,. Nassau, Bahamas — Katroina Kitty Gilbert, the 28-year-old mother of two, who we know was charged in connection with the murder of 21 year old, Ariel Lowe, is no stranger to cutting people hip. We can report – and for prosecutors now handling this trial – that Gilbert has a dangerously violent temper. Firstly, she is the daughter of a senior Defence Force Officer. Our sources have told us that she has blatantly disrespected and dangerously attacked her own mother on social media by ‘cussin’ her to the dogs, and, as we know, broke her own mother’s arm before. Unbelievable! The mother, Kolamae McSweeney, is pictured here distraught the morning of the discovery of young Ariel. We also understand that Ms Gilbert had raised Miss Lowes’ only child, along with the two children from her marriage in Eleuthera. Yes, Katroina Kitty Gilbert was once married! We also understand that the Lowe family has set up a “Go Fund Me” account to cover costs for funeral. Da Taliban Erin Greene ain't say @#$@ bout how her people are killing up one another. NOT A DAMN WORD! Gilbert was also charged with arson, a charge read out to her by Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on Monday. She was remanded to prison. We wonder what does LGBT activist Erin Greene have to say about these developments. Many times she speaks about fear in the community over violence and hate, but, if you read the news and watched the video with young Ariel Lowe, it looks like the violence is within the LGBT community itself! We will wait for Greene to speak – and wonder what are her thoughts about the VIOLENCE committed against Lowe? Now get this: BP believes Kitty did not act alone. Who did yinner think helped her kill the young woman and left her newborn motherless? We report yinner decide!  Read More →
Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Philip Brave Davis Nassau, The Bahamas – The Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development highlighted infrastructural initiatives in his mid-year budget presentation to Parliamentarians in the House of Assembly, February 25. Among the initiatives is the implementation of a road maintenance and management system, a part of the strengthening component of the New Providence Infrastructure Improvement Programme, advocated and funded by the Inter-American Development Bank. According to Minister Davis, “this approach has been partially effected by a strategically realigned procurement practice, awarding relatively small contracts on a local area-by-area basis, thus ensuring good deployment of local resources and ensuring that small to medium-sized contractors are offered diverse employment opportunities.” He noted that a similar approach has been adopted for maintenance of cemeteries where 30 relatively small, new contracts were recently issued.  Fifteen contracts were also granted for maintenance of standpipes and wells on behalf of Water and Sewerage Corporation. “Given the fact that my Ministry saved considerable funds in other areas, we were able to divert funds to sidewalk construction targeting delivery of approximately $2 million of contracts let in numerous small contracts before the end of the final quarter of this year. “All of these initiatives signal a move away from larger agglomerated contracts to smaller disaggregated contracts which offer wider employment opportunities,” added the Works Minister. Minister Davis remarked that the Big Pond Park Development Project, which is in conjunction with the New Providence Road Improvement Project, is being restored and protected as an urban open space as an offset for negative impacts incurred by road construction. He explained that the plan to develop the park was completed in 2001 and in 2014, Cabinet approved a $3.8 million contract to undertake Phase IB and authorized BEST Commission to provide oversight of the environmental concerns related to the works. In October 2014, the Ministry of Works and Urban Development in partnership with the Department of Environmental Health Services, BEST Commission, Department of Public Health, and Water & Sewerage Corporation held a Town Meeting to address environmental concerns, promote the use of the park as a venue for enterprise and to advise residents of neighbouring communities against water activities at the park. “Anyone passing by can see the already resplendent beauty of the park in the heart of our urban community.  We look forward to its official opening,” he said. The projected completion date is March 2015.  Read More →
STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION RE: December 2, 2014 Aircraft Crash – Clifton Pier, New Providence The public is hereby informed that the Air Accident Investigation & Prevention Unit (AAIPU) of The Bahamas Civil Aviation Department, in accordance with the provisions of Annex 13 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Schedule 19 of The Bahamas Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (BASR), has concluded its investigation into the fatal accident involving a C6-REV Piper PA31-350 aircraft, which occurred near Clifton Pier, New Providence, on December 2nd, 2014. The aircraft made an attempt to land at Lynden Pindling International Airport, but due to a problem with the left landing gear, aborted the landing and executed a flyby of the Air Traffic Control tower, to confirm that the landing gear was down.  During this process, and during an attempt at another landing, the right engine failed, forcing the pilot to ditch the aircraft in the sea, as it was unable to maintain a safe altitude while operating on one engine. The Air Accident Investigation & Prevention Unit has determined that the probable causes of this accident were: Engine failure and the inability of the aircraft to maintain a safe altitude.  One of the Contributing Factors includes the failure of the left main landing gear. The report on this accident will be made available to the public on the AAIPU Website at http://www.aipu-bccaa.com   Persons interested in obtaining an official hard copy may contact the Acting Director of Civil Aviation at 242-397-4700.  Read More →
The City Dump. NASSAU, The Bahamas (Mar 02, 2015) Renew Bahamas continues to tackle a new surface fire to the south west of the Harold Road Landfill, which started on Saturday shortly after 8 p.m. At present the company is not certain yet how the fire started, however it is carrying out its internal investigation. Work crews were immediately mobilized to contain the fire and arrest its spread. The Fire Services Branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) was also contacted and responded immediately to assist in firefighting efforts. As with previous incidents, immediate action was taken to reinforce the firebreaks around the fire, before moving to address the smoke emanating from the fire using a combination of heavy-duty and specialist equipment and wetted fill. The company is satisfied that this latest fire is within the teams control and isolated to the rear of the current tipping area. Residents in the surrounding communities will experience some discomfort from smoke, depending on the wind direction. Residents in affected areas are advised to stay indoors and keep windows closed. The company will continue to post updates regarding its progress in dealing with this fire.  Read More →
PMH By Ministry of Health March 2, 2015 (Nassau, The Bahamas) – The Government of The Bahamas is committed to ensuring that all Bahamians have access to affordable, efficient and quality healthcare. As such, the government has launched the implementation strategy to ensure that all Bahamians have access to a Universal Health Insurance system. “The mission of The Bahamas Government is to provide quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible to all its citizens” stated Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez. Details of the Universal Health Insurance plan will be announced by the Government after ongoing stakeholder consultations with all key parties have been concluded. The Government of The Bahamas is building off the recommendations to tailor a plan that meets the unique needs of The Bahamas. Part of this is to ensure that the plan is sustainable and the Government is looking at various funding and costing options for the plan. “We are taking the time to consult with Bahamians, local organizations, health care professionals and consultants to develop a plan that is sustainable for the long term” stated Dr. Glen Beneby, Chief Medical Officer. Beginning from January 2016, with Universal Health Insurance, every legal Bahamian resident – regardless of their means – will have access to health care from private and public doctors, clinics and hospitals. Currently, per capita healthcare spending in The Bahamas is over $2,300 per year, almost double other countries in the Region. Despite this high spending, life expectancy is lower than many including Barbados, Belize and Grenada. Universal Health Insurance will focus on improving health outcomes while also producing annual savings which will reach $160 million in ten years. The majority of the financing will come from existing resources in the health system. Further costing and financial details will be available in the near future. “The health and well-being of Bahamians remains a priority of this Government,” stated Minister Gomez “we are taking the time to ensure that the plan we present is the best possible option for all Bahamians” he continued. The Government has committed and is committed to developing a new Universal Health Insurance plan that will be affordable, accessible and reliable for all Bahamians.  Read More →
Breaking New 》》》 Louby Georges “is no longer with Guardian Radio”!!! BP told yinner so… We report yinner decide! Louby Georges As we tell yinner…We Report…Yinner Decide!  Read More →
Swift Justice Shall Deliver a Success Story for the Bahamian People! Christie Government must be lauded for MOVING THE BAHAMAS BACK SUCCESSFULLY IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!!!! Nassau, Bahamas — There are a lot of people who like to repeat the words of the crowd, spewing negatives and arguing mute points void of facts. But if they dared to read and do their research properly they would see the good and the positive in the things now being realized in the Criminal justice System and the stellar results now being handed down for the Bahamian people! Attorney General Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson is leading the fight shall deliver justice for the Bahamian people! The Judicial System now from the executive end led by the country’s Attorney General has made marked improvements over the past few years. Tangible evidence which cannot be disputed! What should stand out the most is the fact that in January of 2015, 22 Bail Applications were made for those accused of Murder, Attempted Murder and similar acts. Out of those 22 applications bail was not granted to anyone!!! We repeat again; careful presentations by crown prosecutors before justices have now resulted in BAIL APPLICATIONS BEING DENIED TO ALL 22 APPLICATIONS OF LATE! We live in a society where a few bad men (and in some cases women) feel that they have the controlling and final say in whether someone lives or dies. They felt as if in the past they had the Justice System “down packed” and had made up in their “criminal minds” that they will kill whom they please, will be arrested, and subsequently released on bail, where it is customary that they commit even more crimes. Thank GOD – the system and the team now in place – have put an end to THAT! Well, as we can see there is evidence that the Judicial System, under the direction of the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, have thwarted the plans of those who felt they had the system figured out to their benefit. Swift Justice has also been working against tricky lawyers and their slick clients who look forward to the “Not Guilty” verdicts (due to some loop hole)  which shock the nation. Statistics show that from January 2014 to December 2014, an overall 54% of those brought before the court for various criminal matters were given a GUILTY verdict. The positive evidence is clear that SWIFT JUSTICE is in full swing and this is only the start of things to come. We report yinner decide!  Read More →
Facebook claims “friends” flagged the content of a shooting in Bains and Grants Town as offensive… Nassau, Bahamas – The popular social media page Facebook  has banned Bahamas Press for the next 30 days following one of our exclusive reports of a murder in Bains and Grants Town. Facebook noted that our shared post had engaged a wave of protests from “Friends” added on our page who found the video offensive. Facebook also encouraged Bahamas Press to make sure all persons shared as friends are known personally by us as that is the intended nature of the social page. Bahamas Press/Alexander James joined Facebook in 2009 and climbed successfully to over 28,671 followers, 5,000 friends and an additional 15,473 likes on our second media page. These numbers suggests that our Facebook page alone is indeed the most popular social online group in the country! BP is anchored by our global online page www.bahamaspress.com which commands the attention of a global audience and enjoys over 600,000 weekly readers to its pages. Additionally the website is connected via Twitter, Youtube and Instagram; all connecting to unique audiences and market niches. Our closest online Facebook rival Bahamanews Mah Bey has also been bumped off Facebook following a report Faceback also found offensive by its friends. The move proves in the Bahamas the social page is cracking down on news items which appear offensive to readers joined in the conversation. BP’s senior editor Alexander James notes, “Every outlet in the area of social media has its rules. Facebook has its rules and we at Bahamas Press have ours. We practice what is responsible and we engage facts. Sometimes people find those facts stubborn and offensive. They have a right to oppose, but as our mantra says, ‘We report yinner decide’”!  Read More →
STOLEN VEHICLE SUSPECT ARRESTED OVERNIGHT AS POLICE OPERATIONS CONTINUE TO REAP POSITIVE RESULTS Arawak Cay Nassau, Bahamas -- A man who police believed to be behind the theft of a number of vehicles was taken into custody last night as the police anti-crime operation continues to reap positive results Around 12:30am this morning the police operation team were at Arawak Cay, where they arrested a 19 – year old male after they found a black Honda accord vehicle suspected of being stolen in his possession. Police also found a number of master keys for various vehicles in the suspect’s possession. The suspect is being questioned in connection with a number of stolen vehicle complaints. The operation, which is consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2015, was under the leadership of Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander.  Read More →
BREAKING NOW ON BP >>> 28-year-old Katriona Gilbert will be charged – she is seen here in the picture the morning of the fire crying….WHAT IN DA HELL IS DIS? DEY KILLED A CHILD!!! Young 21-year-old Ariel Lowe. Nassau, Bahamas – In just one week good policing by the fine men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and come Monday morning another murder case will be solved. Police BP can report tonight  have filed murder charges against a 28 – year old, Katriona Gilbert, in connection with the death of Ariel Lowe, the former St. Andrew’s School Student, who was found dead at her home located at Margaret Avenue off Carmichael Road on Monday 23rd February 2015.  Fire teams were call to the home around 8am Monday morning after an alarm of fire was called. After all was extinguished, the 21-year-old was found inside with wires around her neck and tired along rafters in the home. Outside as family members gathered the accused joined family members crying in the streets – the killer always returns to the crimescene. BP can confirm Gilbert is expected to appear in court at 12:00noon to be formally charged. We will go deeper into this breaking report following the arraignment. Log on at 7PM tonight for a Bahamas Press exclusive on the suspect now to be formally charged. POLICE have filed charges against seven other persons in connection with a number of serious offences who will also appear in court at 12:00noon on Monday 2nd March 2015. A 33-year old male of Fire trail Road reference to three (3) counts armed robbery; A 25 – year old male of Graham Drive reference to possession of a firearm and ammunition; A 40 – year old male of Sunflower Drive reference to Fraud; A 19 – year old female of Gamble Heights reference to possession of an unlicensed firearm; A 24 – year old male of Summer Haven reference to possession of an unlicensed firearm; A 21 – year old male of Pride Estates reference to possession of an unlicensed firearm; A 26 – year old male of Garden Hills reference to threats of death. We report yinner decide!  Read More →
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