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#TheBahamas – November 11, 2020 — Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Entry 17 paid a courtesy call on Commodore Raymond King, Commander Defence Force at Defence Headquarters on Friday November 6, 2020. 

The all-male squad, who commenced New Entry Training on June 24, 1985, were celebrating their 35th Anniversary and their commitment to country and service. They were the last group of men to complete New Entry Training prior to females joining the organization. Most of the members have since resigned or retired, leaving ten current serving members. 

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With Deputy Commander Defence Force, Captain Shonedel Pinder in attendance, Commodore King commended the men for their dedicated years of service, and for their individual and collective achievements throughout their tenures. He also encouraged them to continue working in whatever capacity they now serve as they strive for excellence. 

During the meeting, the Commander Defence Force also outlined several initiatives which ensured that former members of the force receive similar privileges and benefits that are offered to current serving members. He emphasized that retirement is imminent for all who chose to stay, so it is only fulling to prepare the path for all individuals.  

On completion of the visit, pleasantries were exchanged, and the men of Entry 17 presented the Commodore with a cap which symbolized their anniversary years. 


Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King; Deputy Commander Defence Force, Captain Shonedel Pinder and the members of Entry 17 during a courtesy call at Defence Headquarters on Friday November 6, 2020. (RBDF Photo by Able Seaman Fredrick Russell)

To you, we say, ‘Bravo Zulu’ (well done) from the Commander Defence Force, the Executive Command Team, Officers, Warrant Officers, Noncommissioned Officers and Junior Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

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Bahamas Government and Grand Bahamas Port Authority in squabble over millions allegedly owed

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Rashaed Esson

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#TheBahamas#DavisAdministration#PortAuthority, April 9, 2024– The Bahamas Government according to reports, says the Grand Bahama Port Authority owes 357 million dollars in back payments over the last five fiscal years, 2018 to 2022, and in a letter sent to the Port Authority last week by the Davis Administration, the government is giving them 30 days to pay up. However, the Port Authority clapped back in a statement, denying the government’s claim saying that they do not owe the sum of 357 million dollars

 

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$36 Million Dollar Upgrade for World Athletics Relays in Nassau, Bahamas

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Rashaed Esson

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After years of thorough maintenance, The Thomas A Robinson National Stadium in The Bahamas is finally getting a multi-million dollar makeover, readying the 10 year old facility ahead of the World Athletics Relays on May  5, 2024; it is being staged in Nassau for the fourth time. 

 

This $36 million refurbishment is being funded by the Chinese Government, as part of a vision to enhance the country’s sport infrastructure to benefit youths in athletics. The stadium was gifted to The Bahamas in 2012 by the Chinese.

 

The relay is the qualifying event for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games and there will be 32 national teams, in each relay event, and 20 races on both days of competition, according to World Athletics. 

Day 1, will have 20 heats across the five olympic events (4 heats each for 4×100, 4×400, men, women and mixed) and will qualify 40 teams for the Summer Olympics.  The top two teams from each heat will directly qualify for the Games.

On day 2, 30 more national teams will be qualified through 15 repechage heats and five finals, across those five events.

 

The upgrades which include new trusses, rooftops, seats, the lawn, score boards, LED displays and more, are expected to be complete at least two weeks before the relays, being held under the theme: ‘Chase the  Sun’. 

 

In a special ceremony on Monday April 8, The Bahamas Prime Minister, Philip Davis said:

 

In December 2023, our shared vision took shape, as the government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and the government of the People’s Republic of China, inked an implementation agreement for the renovation of the stadium. This gesture of goodwill and friendship, from the Chinese government to undertake the China Aid Maintenance and Renovation project of our national stadium, stands as a testament to the strong bonds that unite our countries. This project, executed by China Urban Construction Research Institute Company Limited, and the China Machinery Industry Construction Group Company Limited, reflects our shared commitment to excellence, innovation and mutual development.”

 

Additionally, H.E Dai Qingli, outgoing Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas who also attended that ceremony, spoke. 

 

“At the end of the project, the Bahamian people will get a fully renewed and modern world class stadium because everything is going to be either renewed or repaired,” she said.

Some 1600 athletes will be in The Bahamas for the World Athletics relays, with five events.  The Bahamas won the bid over Lausanne, Rome in 2022.

 

 Mario Bowleg,  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture in reports, thanked China for their contribution to the redevelopment of the stadium. 

 

“We thank them for their commitment to ensuring that they bring this facility back up to A1 standard so that we can continue holding international events and using these facilities as a development of our young people.”

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Grand Bahama Airport Demolition

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Rashaed Esson

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TheBahamas#TheGrandBahamaAirportDemolition, April 10, 2024 – The demolition of the Grand Bahama International Airport has begun, to start transformative construction as previously announced by Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Aviation and Investments, Chester Cooper, last month. Cooper says a new state of the art facility will be created to redefine Grand Bahama’s access to global opportunities and meet international standards.

 

 

 

 

 

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