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Bahamas Rake n Scrape in New York - Jul 22, 2014 - 6:49:36 PM
of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. Daniel Johnson makes presentation of a
$30,200 cheque to Nathaniel Adams Jr., leader of Rhythm N Youth Rake 'N
Scrape band to assist in the group's travel to New York in October.
Also at the presentation was Mr. Beat Schlagenhauf, from Switzerland,
who expressed delight in wanting to assist the band in being exposed to
the world. The funds were derived from performances at various locations
including the Sapodilla Restaurant. Mr. Adams said the band has been
invited to play at several universities and colleges in the New York
area as well as on a show called Dem Bahamians....
Statement by Bahamas Prime Minister on the passing of former parliamentarian, Edmund Moxey - Jul 22, 2014 - 6:42:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Statement by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister of The Bahamas:
It is with deep regret that I learned of
the passing of Mr. Edmund Moxey, a former Member of Parliament, a
cultural warrior, musician extraordinaire and a community activist of
the first order. On behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas,
and in a very personal way, I wish to extend deepest condolences to his
widow, Sylvia, and to the Moxey family at this time of loss and
The late Edmund Moxey was a man who straddled many
worlds. His early life was spent as a Bahamas Telecommunications
Wireless operator in his native Ragged Island, in Crooked Island and in
Coopers Town, Abaco before moving to Nassau...
Grand Bahama Engineering scholar among STEM leaders hosting youth camp - Jul 22, 2014 - 6:32:14 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahamas - A Sunland Baptist Academy graduate who is now excelling in the field of engineering will be headed to New Providence to take part in a camp geared towards sparking the interest of science in young Bahamians. Trenicka Rolle, co-founder and president of BETA, a consortium of Bahamian and Bahamian-American engineers and scientists.
According to Rolle, the organization seeks to utilize the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills of its members to help re-energize the Bahamas and provide opportunities for Bahamian youth who have signed up through www.betac242.com/apply
More than 100 entries in National Festival Song Competition - Jul 22, 2014 - 6:16:44 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Bahamas National
Festival Commission (BNFC) announced at its Judges Orientation, on July
17, 2014, that more than 100 entrants in their song competition, with
more than 80 persons having already submitted their demos.
music is the driving force of any Carnival," said Ed Fields of the Song
Competition Committee. "We were trying to promote Bahamian music, to get
more Bahamian music on the world stage and to encourage Bahamians to
write more Bahamian music...
Sandals Foundation visits Urban Renewal for Mandela Day - Jul 22, 2014 - 6:07:44 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The children of Urban
Renewal’s summer programme learned more about Nelson Mandela yesterday
than they ever had. Some heard his name for the first time.
Foundation volunteers from Sandals Royal Bahamian sat with the kids for
67 minutes and more at Urban Renewal’s office on Baillou Hill Road,
helping them to understand Nelson Mandela’s impact on South Africa’s
society and, by extension, free societies throughout the world. The
children were also shown a short documentary of Mandela’s life...
PM honoured to celebrate BNGIS 10th anniversary - Jul 22, 2014 - 5:56:02 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister the
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie said. on July 21, 2014, that he was honoured
to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Reactivation of the Bahamas
National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre because when he
saw that, in the late 1990s and early 200s, there was lack of planning
as far as geospatial considerations for building and infrastructure, he
"resurrected" the programme.
"In 2004, I reactivated the Centre
with a view to using modern technology, such as geographic information
systems, to help guide strategic economic development planning and to
also improve agency-wide efficiencies and services to the general
public," Prime Minister Christie said, during the Official Ceremony held
at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre at Police Head Quarters, on
Miss Bahamas contestants revealed at official launch - Jul 22, 2014 - 5:18:06 PM
NEW PROVIDENCE - The thirteen beauties, who
will be competing for the titles of Miss World Bahamas & Miss
Universe Bahamas, were officially revealed at the Miss Bahamas Launch
event on July 20 at the John Watling’s Distillery. A total of six young
women will be vying for the title of Miss Universe Bahamas, and seven
contestants will be competing for the Miss World Bahamas crown during
the Aug 3 Miss Bahamas pageant double header event. MBO Director of
Media Relations, Jerome Sawyer, co-hosted the event with Miss World
Bahamas 2012, De’Andra Bannister, and Miss Universe Bahamas 2013, Lexi
BTC Introduces everyday Bahamas photo & video contests - Jul 22, 2014 - 5:00:39 PM
NEW PROVIDENCE - BTC is introducing two contests that will highlight Everyday Bahamian culture, and will offer big prizes.
BTC Directory Photo Contest is looking for vibrant photo entries that
showcase Bahamian culture, to be featured on the cover of the BTC 2015
Directories. Five winners will be chosen to win Samsung S5 Smartphones,
worth over $800...
Over 25 registered companies attend Bahamas Carnival Road Fever Workshop - Jul 22, 2014 - 4:18:53 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas] Approximately 120 entrepreneurs,
cultural leaders and Junkanoos participated in a two-day business workshop held
recently for companies registered for Road Fever, one of the four scheduled
events of Bahamas Carnival.
Specifically designed to empower participants with the tools
necessary to launch a successful business, the workshop also increased the
awareness of Bahamas Carnival, its goals and objectives.
Bahamas Carnival is a collage of Bahamian culture, a festive
occasion for Bahamians and visitors. The events are underpinned by indigenous
Bahamian cultural expressions, including music, art, and Junkanoo, setting the
stage for Bahamian recording artists to nurture their sound and express
themselves in front of a global audience..
RBPF: Suspect arraigned on causing harm charge – Grand Bahama - Jul 22, 2014 - 3:30:40 PM
Onassis Justin Williams age 19 years of Hudson Avenue was arraigned before
Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2 on Causing Harm Charge. He
pleaded guilty to the charge and was conditionally discharged, placed on probation
for 1 year, to serve 200 hours of community service and to compensate the virtual
complainant $500. He is to return to court on the 21st July 2015 to see if all
requirements were being met. Failure to do so he will spend six months at Her
Majesty’s Prison in New Providence. This is in connection to the incident at the
Grand Bahama Post Office that was posted on social media..
SkyBahamas relaunches its Freeport to Ft. Lauderdale route - Jul 22, 2014 - 1:37:06 PM
Freeport, G.B. Bahamas – July 22, 2014
SkyBahamas Airlines announced today that it is re-launching its Freeport
to Ft. Lauderdale route, beginning Friday July 25, 2014. The company,
which first introduced this service to Grand Bahama residents some three
years ago before discontinuing, has become synonymous for its many
initiatives that best responds to the demands and interests of the
communities it serves.
According to Sky’s CEO and President
Captain Randy Butler, who is fresh off the heels of his 2014 Bahamian
Icon Award for Entrepreneur win, this move reaffirms the company’s
commitment to its loyal GB SkyBahamas “Fan Base”, and is a direct
response to many demands from its customers to reintroduce this service.
With a below market rate of only $149.99 one way and $249.99 round trip for the...
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RBPF Nassau: Suspect arrested for assault with deadly weopon - 4 arrested overnight - Jul 22, 2014 - 11:52:56 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Suspect arrested for assault with deadly weapon
Mobile Division Officers a took a 24 – year old man of Toote Shop Corner, New Providence into custody shortly after 12:00am on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 for questioning in connection with a complaint of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon made on Monday 21st July 2014...
4 arrested by mobile division officers:
Consistent with the
Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014, Mobile Division saturation
patrols intended to reduce crime and to minimize the ability for
criminals to commit criminal activities resulted in the following
arrests overnight: Two (2) arrests for Outstanding Criminal Warrants, One (1) arrest for Assault...
Memories Resort Golf Getaway Special from $149* All inclusive - Jul 22, 2014 - 11:38:36 AM
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Consul General Treco meets with officials in Mississippi - Jul 21, 2014 - 11:58:06 PM
JACKSON, Mississippi -The Hon. H. Ricardo
Treco, Bahamas Consul General to Miami, recently met with Mississippi
Lieutenant Governor J. Tate Reeves and officials of the Mississippi
Development Authority (MDA) and the Leadership Greater Jackson Alumni
Consul General Treco was officially welcomed by Ms. Kayla
Paul Lindsey, President of the LGJA, and Mr. Gabriel Prado, MDA’s Latin
America and Caribbean Trade Specialist...
Bahamas National Youth Choir takes Washington, D.C. by Storm - Jul 21, 2014 - 6:32:10 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bahamas National
Youth Choir took the Washington, D.C., area by storm over the weekend
with a series of performances that were highlights of events planned by
the Bahamas Embassy and Consular Annex to celebrate the 41st anniversary
of The Bahamas’ attainment of independence.
More than 150
Bahamians living in the Washington metropolitan area, friends of The
Bahamas and other special invited guests joined His Excellency Dr.
Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, Mrs. Paulette
Zonicle, Consul General to Washington, D.C., and other Bahamian
diplomatic officers at the official independence anniversary reception
held at the St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th and K Streets, N.W., in downtown
Washington on Friday evening.
RBPF Grand Bahama: Four Suspects arraigned on armed robbery charges - Jul 21, 2014 - 6:16:28 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama today arraigned four suspects in the Freeport Magistrate Court on numerous armed robbery charges.
Thomas Tucker age 19 years of Bayshore Road, Eight Mile Rock
Richard Munnings age 24 years of Oats Lane
Ferguson a.k.a Tameico Farquharson age 27 years of Drumfish Street
Delroy Hepburn age 24 years of Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock
National Center for State Courts and Bahamas Ministry of Legal Affairs Partner on Plea Bargaining Workshop - Jul 21, 2014 - 6:13:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
The National Center
for State Courts (NCSC) and the Ministry of Legal Affairs partnered
together to deliver a Plea Agreement - Plea Bargain Workshop for justice
sector professionals, including magistrates, prosecutors, and defense
attorneys, July 17-18 in Nassau. The workshop was funded by the U.S.
State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
Affairs (INL) through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI)
and was part of ongoing U.S.-Bahamian cooperative efforts to increase
efficiencies in the administration of justice in The Bahamas.
The two-day program was designed to enhance attendees’ knowledge of
plea-bargaining systems and was facilitated by a team of four U.S.
experts including a judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, and NCSC’s
Senior Program Manager.
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast: July 21-27 - Jul 21, 2014 - 5:47:39 PM
GENERAL SITUATION: A deep layered trough across the Northwest Bahamas
coupled with tropical moisture will continue to adversely affect the
weather across both the northern and central islands today.
Monday 21st - Mostly cloudy and hot with widely scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms through tonight in the vicinity of the Northwest
& Central Bahamas, and partly to mostly sunny, breezy and hot with
the chance of isolated showers across the Southeast Bahamas; mostly fair
and breezy tonight. Maximum Temperature 91°F and Minimum Temperature
77°F. Small Craft Should Exercise Caution in the Southeast Bahamas.
Winds SE 10-15 knots becoming variable at times in the Northwest &
Central Bahamas and E-SE 15-20 knots in the Southeast Bahamas. Seas 2-4
feet in the Central & Southeast Bahamas and 4-7 feet for the
Top Scotiabank Executives & Minister Pinder Discuss Bahamas Financial Services Industry - Jul 21, 2014 - 2:21:22 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – Scotiabank executives
discussed the bright future of the Financial Services Industry in The
Bahamas with the Hon. Ryan Pinder, Minister of Financial Services, over
lunch at Café Matisse recently.
The discussion was led by Chris
Hodgson, Group Head, Global Wealth & Insurance and included Sean
Albert, Managing Director, Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. among other senior
J Barry Farrington Tennis Tournament Opens - Jul 21, 2014 - 1:36:45 PM
The J Barry Farrington
Tennis Classics officially opened this weekend with the tennis legend
himself on hand to hit the first ball. The event is taking place over
the course of this week at the Carmichael Athletic Community Center in
The tournament is the brainchild of
Bradley Demeritte, who says it was Farrington's motivation and push that
led him to be one of the most successful players in Bahamian history.
He brought in tennis pro Bradley Bain to assist him in manning the
tournament and the many children who are participating...
Bahamas Permanent UN Mission in Geneva celebrates independence - Jul 21, 2014 - 12:49:54 PM
Bahamas Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other International
Organizations in Geneva celebrated the 41st Anniversary of Independence
with the small Bahamian community in Geneva and members of the
diplomatic corps. The reception, hosted at the Kempinski Hotel on Lake
Geneva, was held on Wednesday 9 July 2014.
Excellency Rhoda M. Jackson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative,
welcomed the honoured guests and shared the Prime Minister's message on
the celebration of our cultural heritage. Ambassador Jackson also
thanked her diplomatic colleagues for their individual and collective
support throughout the first year of her time in office since the
establishment of the Permanent Mission in Geneva. The Permanent Mission
was also represented by Ms. Bernadette Butler, Minister-Counsellor, and
Mr. Granville Don Butler III, Third Secretary, along with local staff
Bahamas Department of Statistics releases 2014 Labor Force Survey (Apr 28 - May 4) - Jul 21, 2014 - 10:31:03 AM
The Department of Statistics releases the
results of its Labour Force and Household Income Survey which was
conducted in May of this year. The survey provides information on the
labour force as it existed during the reference period of April 28 – May
The results of the survey which covered a six months
period indicate that the labour force increased slightly, less than one
percent, since the last survey conducted in November 2013. The labour
force now totals 197,335 persons. There was an increase in the number of
employed persons and a decrease in the number of unemployed persons
resulting in an unemployment rate of 14.3% for the country, indicating a
decline over the 15.4% recorded last November. Both New Providence and
Grand Bahama experienced decreases in their unemployment rates. In the
case of New Providence, the rate is 15.0%; and in Grand Bahama, 14.7%...
RBPF Nassau: 24 yr-old suspect arrested for murder - Armed robbery on Cameron St. - 18 arrests overnight - Jul 21, 2014 - 10:09:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Mobile Division Officers a took a 24 year old man of Baltic Avenue, New
Providence into custody shortly before 1:00pm on Sunday 20th July 2014
for questioning in connection with a murder that occurred in 2008...
POLICE are seeking the
public’s assistance in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday
20th July 2014. According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a woman
was walking on Cameron Street off Market Street, when a man armed with a
handgun robbed her cash and a cell phone before fleeing on foot...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Monday, July 21st - Jul 21, 2014 - 10:03:37 AM
Bahamas public weather forecast for today and tonight, Monday 21st July 2014.
situation: A deep layered trough across the Northwest Bahamas coupled
with tropical moisture will continue to adversely affect the weather
across the Northwest and Central Islands today.
For the Northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Mostly cloudy and hot with widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through tonight.
For the boaters: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers or thunderstorms...
Nassau police investigating 2 stabbings - Jul 21, 2014 - 10:03:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are investigating two separate stabbing incidents that have left
two men detained in hospital. In the first incident, shortly after
2:00pm on Sunday 20th July 2014, a man was involved in an altercation
with his girlfriend at his home located at Kennedy Subdivision that
resulted in his girlfriend stabbing him in the neck with a knife.
The victim was transported to hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
the second incident, shortly after 2:00am on Monday 21st July 2014, a
man was involved in an altercation with a man known to him at Montel
Heights that resulted in him being stabbed to the abdomen.The victim was
transported to hospital, where he is listed in stable
condition.Investigations are ongoing in both incidents.
3 Abaco men wanted for armed robbery - Jul 21, 2014 - 10:00:02 AM
ABACO, Bahamas - Police in Abaco needs the
public assistance in searching for three men who they want to question
in connection with an armed robbery.
are that on Monday 21st July 2014 shortly after 4:00am, police in Abaco
received information that three men all wearing dark clothing with
their faces covered and one armed with a handgun entered a business
establishment in Treasure Cay and accosted a female employee of the
company and demanded cash. They then proceeded to break and enter the
company’s safe and robbed it off an undetermined amount of money and
later made good their escaped in the company’s gray 2004 Nissan Van.
2014 Miss Grand Bahama Pageant Finale set for July 27th - Jul 21, 2014 - 9:38:47 AM
Freeport, Bahamas -
With the mission of transforming
“our young women into true ambassadors for our country," The Miss Grand
Bahama Organization is dedicated to grooming young women of Grand
Bahama into purpose-driven, community-minded, beautiful young ladies.
"Our new queen should be a young lady who is very mature, intelligent,
confident, and someone who is easy to work with, and shows gratitude. Most importantly one
who wants to give back to the her community,” said Glenn Davis, Miss
Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization Director. "We also want our contestants to enjoy and grow through this experience."
Monday arraignments for Magistrate's Court, Nassau - Jul 21, 2014 - 9:04:58 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Central Detective Unit officers have charged a number of suspects over
the weekend who will appear in the Magistrate’s Court, Nassau Street
this morning (Monday 21st July 2014) to be formally charged.The suspects
are as follows:
• A 25 – year old male of Yamacraw for Possession of a Firearm with Intent to Endanger Life;
• A 20 – year male of Collins Avenue for Armed Robbery;
• A 27 – year old male of Moss Town, Exuma for Arson;
• A 38 – year old man of Laird Street for Causing Grievous Harm;
• A 33 – year old woman of Lewis Street for Causing Grievous Harm;