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RBPF Nassau: Multiple shootings overnight, firearms recovered, 2 suspects in custody - Apr 16, 2014 - 12:53:17 PM
to reports, around 12:30am, an off duty Police Officer along with
another man had just arrived at a residence located at Hampshire Street,
Westward Villas, when a man armed with a handgun approached them and
demanded cash. The male the fired a shot at them and the officer
produced his Police issued firearm and fired several shots at the
Nassau, Bahamas - A 29 year old male suspect is detained in hospital
under heavy guard after he was shot during an attempted armed robbery
of a police officer and another man on Wednesday 16th April 2014.
1 dead after shooting at home in Millenium Gardens, Nassau - Apr 16, 2014 - 12:36:36 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving the country’s
latest homicide that has left one man dead and another detained in
hospital occurred on Wednesday 16th April 2014.
information indicates that around 12:10am the deceased along with
another man were visiting a female friend at a home in Millennium
Gardens, when a lone male armed with a firearm walked up to them and
fired several shots at them before fleeing on foot. The decease was shot
to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene...
Maxwell Taylor and Claudette Dean to joint exhibit at The Grand Gallery - Apr 16, 2014 - 12:26:32 PM
- Acclaimed artists Max Taylor and Claudette Dean will open
their joint art exhibition on Saturday April 19th 2014 at The
Grand Gallery at 7pm. The public will have a rare opportunity
to experience the combined talents of these two gifted
artists in their exhibition entitled “Perspectives-The Real &
The Imagined”. Both artists originally exhibited their pieces
in solo and group exhibitions in Nassau earlier this year but thought
it necessary to bring their work to Grand Bahama to satisfy the growing
appetite for original art by both Bahamian and international artists...
Flying Fish Easter Holiday Weekend Hours - Apr 16, 2014 - 12:22:44 PM
Flying Fish will be observing the following
Holiday Hours over the
Easter long weekend:
lunch and dinner ; Closed on Friday,
brunch and dinner;
brunch and Casual Sunday; and Closed on Monday.
reservations over the weekend.
Call or email today...
Another G.B. Power / Emera boycott & demonstration planned in Grand Bahama for April 22nd - Apr 16, 2014 - 12:14:52 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The following is a statement from the Coalition of Concerned Citizens:
the Easter holidays approaching hundreds of Grand Bahamian continues to
live without electricity across this Island. A team from the Coalition
of Concerned Citizens has met twice with the Government, Grand Bahama
Port Authority & The Grand Bahama Power Company.
meetings took place on March 10, 2014 and March 17, 2014 in which many
issues relating to the cost of power was discussed. These meetings have
yet to produce fruit from the Power Company, which is unwilling to
reduce the rates at this time. The Coalition of Concerned Citizens is
DNA: The Bahamas - Still Paralyzed by Fear - Apr 16, 2014 - 12:12:07 PM
Over the past two
weeks, newspaper headlines have recounted horrific stories of violence,
murder and mayhem which have gripped communities here in New Providence
and on Grand Bahama Island; cementing crime and the fear of crime as one
of the country’s most pressing national issues. What these disturbing
newspaper articles also reveal though, is that this current
administration is clueless about how to make our paradise safer.
Bahamians will recall the many promises made on the campaign trail.
Television commercials which boasted that the Progressive Liberal Party
(PLP) had the answer to the country’s rising crime concerns. In fact,
many Bahamians will also recall the placement of massive billboards
Ten to graduate from Second Chance Entrepreneurship Program™ in Nassau - Apr 16, 2014 - 12:08:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Second Chance
Entrepreneurship Program™ (S. C. E. P.) is a Free Rehabilitation,
Transformation, Intervention and Empowerment Program for Ex-Offenders
& At-Risk Men / Women. The program’s main focus is to ensure that
the above individuals start and operate businesses successfully with
support from a cadre of stakeholders.
The program has five
stages: (1) Registration and Vetting, (2) Entrepreneurship Training, (3)
Business Start-Up, (4) Business Support and (5) Reciprocity and
Ten (10) participants have successfully
enrolled in the first Free Entrepreneurship Training stage of the
program at the Life Changers...
Central Abaco Primary students call on Governor General - Apr 16, 2014 - 11:42:09 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Sixth grade students from
the Central Abaco Primary School paid a courtesy call on His Excellency
the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes at Government House on Tuesday,
April 15, 2014.
Also present were Paul Knowles, grade 6 teacher; Eleanor
Hield, grade 6 teacher; Keva McKintosh, Vice Principal and Brieth
Young, Office Staff.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Anglican Church Men to Launch Youth Mentoring Initiative - Apr 16, 2014 - 11:16:30 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - With just over two weeks
left before the start of the 41st Annual Diocesan Conference of the
Anglican Church Men, plans were recently announced for the launch of a
new initiative aimed at the nation’s youth. This Ministry of Mentorship
was started in New Providence by the Diocesan Council back in 2013 and
its objective is to allow men and boys to encounter God as they
encounter one another. Diocesan Council President, Mr. Kevin Ryan said:
“This program is designed to develop sound, Christian relationships (and
citizens) among our boys and young men – those who are considered at
risk and otherwise. We have had success with it in Nassau and will now
take it throughout the diocese, starting here in Grand Bahama during our
He further charged the members to take an
introspective look to see what they have done on an individual basis to
contribute positively to the building up of the lives of our boys and of
themselves thus far...
Aquinas College team wins Earth Day competition by transforming waste matter into fuel, water and electricity - Apr 16, 2014 - 11:14:56 AM
Students show the way forward in sustainable energy
rest of us may feel helpless in the face of massive dump fires that
blanket entire neighborhoods in black, acrid smoke, but the nation’s
budding environmental scientists know how to turn a troubling situation
to their advantage.
The victorious young science lovers of
Aquinas College were one of eight teams in total and four who took aim
at the timely problem of landfill fires during this year’s Earth Day
Enviro-Science Competition, sponsored by environmental attorney and
consultant Romi Ferreira.
Wanted U.S. fugitive arrested in Exuma, Bahamas - Apr 16, 2014 - 11:07:51 AM
EXUMA, Bahamas - A
man from Florida charged with numerous sexual offenses in Osceola County
who fled to the Bahamas was arrested in Exuma on Saturday 12th April
to reports, around 7:50pm, Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit
assisted by officers in Exuma, acting on intelligence arrested 70 year
old Loomes Wheeler of Kissimmee, Florida in Georgetown.
is wanted for nine (9) Counts of Capital Sexual Battery, four (4)
Counts of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct and three (3) Counts of Sexual
Performance by a Child.
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Wednesday, April 16th - Apr 16, 2014 - 11:00:37 AM
Bahamas public weather forecast for today and tonight, Wednesday 16th April, 2014.
situation: A cold front stretching near the Bimini and Grand Bahama
area will stall before lifting north as a warm front.
For the northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy with few scattered showers and
thunderstorms in vicinity of the front but partly sunny elsewhere.
Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds
Higher seas near heavy showers or thunderstorms...
Eleuthera pedestrian struck and killed on Queens Highway - Apr 16, 2014 - 10:58:27 AM
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Police in Eleuthera
are investigating a traffic fatality that has left one man dead on 15th
According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm the deceased
was walking on Queens Highway in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, when a
bluebird vehicle travelling along the same route struck him. The victim
was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigations are ongoing.
NEMA conducts water rescue training on Long Island - Apr 16, 2014 - 10:54:21 AM
CLARENCE TOWN, Long Island – The
National Emergency Management Agency conducted a Water Rescue Training
and Equipment exercise on the island, in an effort to equip residents
with survival skills in the event of an emergency at sea.
training held March 31 to April 4, 2014, as conducted in conjunction
with the United States Northern Command (UNNORTHCOM). It was the third
in a series of training; Phase 1 was held on the islands of Abaco, Grand
Bahama and New Providence between March to May 2012. And, Phase II was
held on New Bight, Cat Island from March 3 to 6, 2014...
The Cinemas: Rio 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Occulus, and Noah - Apr 16, 2014 - 9:36:12 AM
Great news! A longer version of "The Cinemas" will debut this Thursday, April 17th at
8pm on Cable 12. The web show will continue of course for those of you
in other countries.
This episode takes a look at Rio 2, Captain
America: The Winter Soldier, Occulus, Noah, and Travolta Cooper is joined by Lavado
Stubbs and Leah Eneas to discuss a film from Trinidad called "Between
Also on the show is Travis Cartwright, and Dr. Toni Francis.
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OAS Anticorruption Mechanism Holds On-Site Visit to Haiti - Apr 15, 2014 - 9:28:00 PM
Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism of the Organization of
American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to Haiti from April 8 – 10
with the country’s consent, as part of the analysis that the mechanism
carries out in accordance with the methodology adopted by consensus
among its member countries.
The Commission of the Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC)
was made up of Mario Hidalgo Jara, Technical Analyst of the
Implementation of International Instruments to Combat Corruption of the
Council for Citizen Participation and Social Oversight (CPCCS) of
Ecuador and current Chair of the Committee of Experts of MESICIC;
Marcela Miranda Pérez, Chief Councilwoman...
Bahamas National Trust Council elects Lawrence Glinton as new president - Apr 15, 2014 - 9:18:36 PM
Bahamas – The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) held its Annual General Meeting
(AGM) and Spring Council meetings to elect its new Council and Officers for the
year and to review current issues and work being done by the Trust.
BNT membership elected fifteen members to serve on the twenty-nine member
council, fourteen members are appointed, representing government and major
scientific organizations and universities.
The council also elected former Deputy Vice-President, Lawrence Glinton,
as the new President, with Neil McKinney retiring after three years at the
Bahamas holds workshop on monitoring State Action on Gender-Based violence - Apr 15, 2014 - 8:43:47 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
--- Senior Officials from a number of essential governmental ministries,
corporations and agencies and private sector partnerships began meeting
Tuesday at a “Skills Building Workshop for Human Rights-Based
Monitoring on State Action on Gender-Based Violence”. The Workshop is
part of a larger project – the State Accountability Project to End
Gender-Based Violence – that will focus on building a culture of peace
and respect in society in general and decreasing the level of violence
against women, in particular.
State Accountability Project is sponsored by the Caribbean Regional
Office of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment
of Women (UNWomen).
London-based artist, Lynn Parotti exhibits in The Bahamas - Apr 15, 2014 - 8:19:27 PM
Bahamian artist, Lynn
Parotti has been living in London since 1995, and was currently in
Nassau for the annual Transforming Spaces island-wide art tour,
showcasing the best in contemporary Bahamian visual art. This year's
tenth season was under the theme “Water”, and presented artwork from
almost 100 artists from The Bahamas and 5 other countries in 7 local
Lynn Parotti's paintings are landscape based and
focus particularly on the impact human interaction is having on the land
and sea. In recent years she has turned her attention to the crisis
facing humanity: the depletion of global natural resources and the
effect it will have on people and the environments in which we live...
Workshop for Human Rights Based Monitoring of State Action on Gender- Based Violence - Apr 15, 2014 - 5:10:39 PM
rights expert at the United Nations Ms. Gaynel Curry (second left) is in
town for a few days to conduct a Skills Building Workshop for Human
Rights Based Monitoring of State Action on Gender-Based Violence.
pictured (from left) are: Ms. Christine Campbell, Officer-in-Charge,
Bureau of Women's Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development; Ms. Curry; Minister of Social Services and Community
Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, who delivered the keynote
address and Miss Sasha Dixon, Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations.
UN Assistant Secretary-General calls on Bahamas Minister of Health - Apr 15, 2014 - 5:00:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - United Nation Assistant
Secretary-General, (ASG) Deputy Executive Director, (DED) Programme, UN
AIDS, Dr. Luiz Loures made a courtesy call on Minister of Health Dr.
Perry Gomez, Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Pictured from left: Director of
Nursing, Mrs. Marcel Johnson; PAHO Representative Bahamas, Turks and
Caicos Islands, Dr. Gerry Eijkemans; Permanent Secretary Ms. Hyacinth
Pratt; Minister Gomez; Dr. Loures; Senior Advisor (programme) UN AIDS,
Ms. Reeta Bhatia; Chief Medical Officer Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis;
Director of Public Health, Dr. Pearl McMillan and Deputy Permanent
Secretary Mrs. Bridgette Stuart...
Jazz On The Square Returns to City Centre in St. Lucia - Apr 15, 2014 - 4:04:26 PM
Saint Lucia -
The highly popular lunchtime concert series
Jazz on the Square returns to the heart of nation’s capital with three
days of contemporary Caribbean cross-over music.
at the Derek Walcott Square in downtown Castries, the 2014 Jazz on the
Square line-up includes nine dynamic performances by top local and
regional acts from Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Barbados. Performances
start on Wednesday May 7 and continue through Friday May 09...
High School Students Learn How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with Bahamas Waste - Apr 15, 2014 - 3:16:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Though not
so pleasant to most people, waste can actually help lower the cost of
business and improve our environmental omissions.
The students of both Aquinas College and C.V. Bethel High School,
recently learned more about how to reduce, reuse and recycle while
touring the facilities of The Bahamas’ largest waste management company,
Bahamas Waste. The students toured the facilities, learned about the
services provided and were given a demonstration of how biodiesel is
produced and then used to fuel the Bahamas Waste fleet...
Evangelical Church in America Bishop calls on Grand Bahama Minister - Apr 15, 2014 - 2:47:17 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Bishop Robert Schaefer of the Evangelical Church in America paid a
courtesy call on the Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville,
April 11, 2014.
Bishop Schaefer heads the Florida/Bahamas Synod of which
Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Freeport is a part.
Pictured left to
right: Rev. Clifford Lewis, Pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church;
Bishop Schaefer; Dr. Darville; and Rev. Jaime Dubon, assistant to the
Bimini Sands Bahamas joins Guy Harvey Outpost Expedition Collection - Apr 15, 2014 - 2:43:59 PM
South Bimini, Bahamas –
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina on the Bahamas Gateway Island of
Bimini is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic marketing
agreement with Guy Harvey Outpost. By joining the exclusive Guy Harvey
Outpost Expedition Collection of independently owned and operated
resorts, Bimini Sands can take advantage of the Outpost’s marketing,
outfitting and online reservation system. In addition, Guy Harvey
Outpost will have the opportunity to co-host fishing tournaments with
Bimini Sands from its full-service marina, which offers the fastest
access to world-class fishing waters of any marina on the island, along
with oceanfront condos, two of Bimini’s most popular restaurants, a new
infinity pool, Bimini’s top-rated dive operation and many other exciting
Bradley Roberts: FNM is divided and in a race to the bottom - Apr 15, 2014 - 2:13:39 PM
When one considers the
turmoil within the FNM, that organization is in a foot race to the
bottom. Whatever role they are supposed to play in governance as the
official opposition remains uncertain and unclear because it is
overshadowed by their disjointed behavior and division generally. This
spectacle is sinking opposition governance to the lowest levels this
country has ever seen.
But since Darren Cash apparently suffers
from selective memory, I am compelled to remind him of the behavior of
the leadership of the FNM as HRH Loyal Opposition.
Bahamas Bridal Show "Here Comes the Bride" a Success - Apr 15, 2014 - 1:02:45 PM
When the Bahamas
Bridal Show started in 1990, few people believed this annual event would
be successful, much less become a household name in this country. They
by show organizers Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear, hundreds of
persons have made significant contribution to keep this annual event
going strong for almost three decades.
Sunday, April 6th, the Bahamas Bridal Show presented its 26th
production under the theme "Here Comes the Bride” at Melia Nassau Beach,
featuring many of the country’s leading wedding and home suppliers,
National Dance School of The Bahamas Holds "I Dream in Color" Recital - Apr 15, 2014 - 12:42:39 PM
The National Dance School of The Bahamas held its annual recital this
weekend, bringing together hundreds of parents and supporters for a full
house on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The dance and
drum concert, dubbed: "I Dream in Color", was held at the National
Center for the Performing Arts on Shirley Street.
School Administrator Dereka Deleveaux - Grant said the "I Dream in
Color" theme reminds the students that "nothing is impossible if you
dream in color, for then your reality will be even more easier to
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