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Nassau police identify 2 homicide victims from Wednesday incidents - Apr 24, 2014 - 9:08:03 PM
Bahamas - The first victim is 29 year old Tyrone Beneby of Jacaranda
Street, Pinewood Gardens. Beneby died as a result of a shooting
incident that occurred at Jacaranda Street shortly before 11:00pm on
Tuesday 22nd April 2014.
second victim is 24 year old Renaldo Braynen of Toote Shop Corner.
Braynen died as a result of a shooting incident that occurred at
Dunmore Street around 12:20pm on Wednesday 23rd April 2014...
Baha Mar Tigers and BELIEVE Foundation coach soccer clinic - Apr 24, 2014 - 8:57:59 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
During the Easter Holiday, the Baha Mar Tigers soccer team hosted a
youth soccer clinic for young people from several homes for children
throughout New Providence. During the clinic, the sixty-four attendees,
ranging in age from seven to seventeen years old, learned soccer
techniques and skills to improve their performance on the pitch.
youth soccer clinic was held in conjunction with BELIEVE, the Baha Mar
Foundation, which provided lunch and giveaways for the clinic’s
attendees. A team of nineteen people gave of their time to help organize
and run the clinic. The event attracted volunteers from the Baha Mar
Tigers soccer team and the BELIEVE Foundation, as well as volunteers
from China Construction...
Suspect wanted in Exuma captured at airport - Apr 24, 2014 - 8:15:30 PM
EXUMA, Bahamas - 33
year old Denardo Smith AKA ‘Fat Boy’ of Exuma who is wanted for a
shooting incident that occurred on that island on Tuesday 22nd April
2014 is now in police custody.
to reports, shortly before 3:00pm today (Thursday 24th April 2014)
Police in Long Island arrested Smith who was attempting to board a
flight to New Providence at the Stella Maris Airport.
RBPF WANTED: Darren Armbrister - Apr 24, 2014 - 8:12:28 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 29 – year old
Darren Armbrister of Williams Lane off Kemp Road for Possession of an
Armbrister is a dark brown male of a slim build and about 5’ 11”.
Call 919 or CRIME STOPPERS at
Bahamians urged to take a stand against illegal firearms - Apr 24, 2014 - 6:17:38 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are urging members of the public to take a stand against illegal
firearms by cooperating with the police in providing information
regarding the whereabouts of any illegal firearm.
are also issuing a stern warning to individuals who are bent on
importing illegal firearms into this country, who are bent on
distributing illegal firearms to criminals in this country and those who
are bent on creating havoc in this country through the use of firearms;
that the police will continue to relentlessly pursue them until they
are brought to justice.
30 Day to Go: Organizers Ready for IAAF World Relays - Apr 24, 2014 - 5:21:16 PM
Nassau, Bahamas- Two years after receiving
the rights to host the inaugural International Association of Athletic
Federation (IAAF) World Relays, The Bahamas is in the final straight of a
long and often bumpy run-up to stage the biggest sporting event in the
As the country
marks 30 days to go until the opening ceremony, venue repairs are on
schedule to be completed on time, tickets are selling out quickly and
volunteer recruitment went well.
a big day for us, 30 days to go,” IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014, Local
Organizing Committee (LOC) Managing Director, Lionel Haven said. “This
is the moment when we really do start getting ready for celebrating...
Bahamas High Commissioner presents credentials in Germany - Apr 24, 2014 - 5:15:55 PM
Germany - His Excellency, Mr Eldred Bethel presented his Letters of
Credentials to the President of Germany Joachim Gauck at the Court of
Honour of Schloss Bellevue in Berlin Germany. High Commissioner Bethel is The Bahamas’ representative to Germany.
During Ambassador Bethel’s official visit, a luncheon was held in
his honour with various dignitaries in attendance. Discussions included
The Bahamas’ bilateral relations with Germany, CARICOM relations,
CARIFORUM-EU matters, scholarship programmes, an overview of the Dual
System for Professional Training, possibility of The Bahamas’
PM Christie: Charting the Course for Growth in Eleuthera - Apr 24, 2014 - 5:05:18 PM
The following is the
address Address given by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, MP, Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance at the Eleuthera Business Outlook, on
25th April 2014:
Last year I had the privilege of opening the
inaugural Eleuthera Business Outlook. At that time, the country was in
the midst of celebrating our 40th Anniversary of Independence and the
excitement associated with that milestone buoyed us all. It inspired us
to be more hopeful about the opportunities in our country and it
encouraged us to embrace change and look at our future with renewed
Governor General attends Local Security Branch sports challenge reception - Apr 24, 2014 - 4:53:42 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - His Excellency Sir
Arthur Foulkes, Governor General of the Bahamas, pictured center, shares
a light moment with the Hon Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, left, Minister of
National Security and Commodore Roderick Bowe, right, head of the Royal
Bahamas Defense Force on Wednesday April 23 during the Law Enforcement
Sports Challenge Reception held at Government House.
The Governor General also
posed for an official photo with members of local Security Branches...
Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament “Battle in the Bahamas” Underway - Apr 24, 2014 - 4:31:15 PM
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA - For the first time ever, Grand Bahama will
host a fishing tournament like none the island’s seen before! April
24th- 27th, 2014, anglers from throughout the United States will travel
to beautiful Grand Bahama to participate in Extreme Kayak Fishing’s
‘Battle In The Bahamas’.
Extreme Kayak Fishing’s ‘Battle In The
Bahamas’ is a two-day game-fishing tournament in “one of the most
beautiful places in the world”. But unlike traditional fishing
tournaments where anglers venture to sea on boats, this tournament
calls for kayaks [and even paddleboards].
BBC World News Features Bahamian Rahming Family - Apr 24, 2014 - 4:09:08 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
D'Arcy Rahming and his wife Benita and two of their children Cynthia and
D'Arcy Jr, were featured on BBC World News on Wednesday April 23rd.
They were selected for their contributions in nation building through
the use of sport. The Rahmings have led the way in developing the sport
of judo from community centers to elite level athletes. They will
attend the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland. The father and
children are all black belts in the sport of Judo.
is host of the BBC news segment on the Queen's Baton Relay which
travels from country to country in the Commonwealth. The show finds
unique stories and highlighted the Rahmings because of their community
work and their development of a Commonwealth Game sport to international
Free water tours help to bolster support for a Clifton Bay marine park - Apr 24, 2014 - 3:58:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Coalition to Save Clifton has launched a series of free water tours in
an effort to highlight the country’s rich natural heritage and raise
awareness about the many threats confronting it.
The tours, led
by veteran social activist and CSC head Rev C.B. Moss, are designed to
strengthen ties between local communities and the vital marine resources
that surround them.
“If we know the worth of what we have, we
will be more willing to fight for it,” Rev Moss said. “Many Bahamians
don’t know the water, don’t value it. It is all around us, but we act
like it isn’t there because it’s not in our consciousness.”
This Saturday on ArtOvation: Avvy! - Apr 24, 2014 - 3:46:17 PM
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IAAF Volunteer Programme Filled to Capacity - Apr 24, 2014 - 3:45:18 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The window
for applications to be a volunteer at the International Association of
Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2014 has closed, with a
huge number putting themselves forward for the opportunity.
total of 1,200 persons applied, with the vast majority of applicants
being Bahamian. IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014, LOC Managing Director,
Lionel Haven, said “The community’s pride that the IAAF World Relays are
being held in Nassau is profound, and there has been great willingness
to get involved to ensure the success of the event.”
The 2nd Annual West End Jr. Regatta is this Saturday, April 28th - Apr 24, 2014 - 2:46:07 PM
WEST END, Grand Bahama Island - Fun for the whole family!
The 2nd Annual West End Jr. Regatta will take place this Saturday, April 26th from 11 AM - 8 PM, on Bayshore Road.
Come on out and enjoy live entertainment, native food and beverages, and watch and support the sailors!
A Closing Ceremony & Award Presentation will take place before the event's end.
RBPF Abaco Wanted: Mandel Cox for shopbreaking - Apr 24, 2014 - 2:08:47 PM
ABACO, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are looking for Mandel Cox age 26 years of Cooper's Town, Abaco. He is 5'10" tall,
low hair cut, slim built with dark complexion.
He is wanted by the
Central Detective Unit in Abaco for questioning in reference to
If seen please do not approach as subject is considered
armed and dangerous. If seen please contact Abaco by telephone numbers...
St. Lucia Goverment: Hannah Defoe Case Report Submitted - Apr 24, 2014 - 1:54:05 PM
ST. LUCIA - Over the last two weeks, reports
in the print media and on talk shows have suggested that the Government
of Saint Lucia and more particularly, the Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister for Infrastructure, Hon. Philip J. Pierre “is sitting on a
report” that is necessary to bring closure to the Hannah Defoe case. The
Government wishes to clarify the steps taken thus far, as provided for
in the Laws of Saint Lucia and to update the public on the status of the
Immediately after the
unfortunate incident, the Government of Saint Lucia launched an inquiry
under the chairmanship of Mr. Everistus Jn. Marie, to fulfill the
obligations under the Electricity and Regulations Act, Cap 9.02. Section
6 states that serious accidents must be reported to the Chief
Electrical Inspector and that the Minister may order an inquiry.
(VIDEOS) Grand Lucayan Bahamas invites you to meet the locals - Apr 24, 2014 - 12:59:39 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Meet Grand Lucayan Resort employees Giah, a telephone operator; Boisy, income audit supervisor; waitress Lilly and
Kirkland, all of whom are local residents of Grand Bahama Island. In four separate videos Giah, Boisy, Lilly and Kirkland show you their favorite locations on Grand Bahama Island.
Tag along as Giah gives you a tour of two of her favorite places on the island. Tag along with
Income audit supervisor,
Boisy as he shows you a couple places for a good night out on Grand Bahama. Tag along with Waitress Lilly who takes her guests to the best spots on the Island. Then meet Kirkland, head chef at Grand Lucayan Resort and tag along with him as he takes you to one of his favorite local eateries on Grand Bahama Island...
Pelican Point hosts sixteenth Annual Coconut Festival - Apr 24, 2014 - 12:42:03 PM
Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - The sixteenth Annual Coconut Festival was
held recently in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama. This annual festival
showcases the myriad of local cuisine and art and craft products from
Opening the festival was Mr. Harrison Thompson, Permanent
Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism who brought brief remarks on behalf
of the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism.
The festival delivered
a star studded line of local entertainers, including the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Pop Band, Avvy and Kirkland Bodie, better known as KB...
New Providence Events Calendar - Apr 24, 2014 - 12:00:40 PM
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they live on, or even if they now live abroad...
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RBPF Nassau: 2 homicides overnight, 4 suspects in custody - Apr 24, 2014 - 11:19:28 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Seek help in Solving two Homicides, 4 Suspects in custody: - POLICE are requesting the public’s assistance in solving two separate shooting incidents that has left two men dead on Wednesday 23rd April 2014...
Police Seek Public's assistance in ridding the Streets of illegal Firearms: POLICE
are urging members of the public to take a stand against illegal
firearms by cooperating with the police in providing information
regarding the whereabouts of any illegal firearm...
DEU make 1.3 million dollar drug bust at Hard Bargain, Long Island - Apr 24, 2014 - 11:16:46 AM
LONG ISLAND, Bahamas - A combination of Teamwork and Excellent 'textbook' Police Work has
dealt a major blow to the drug traffickers in the country, after Drug
Enforcement Unit officers arrested two men ages 24 and 20 years old for
possession of a large quantity of marijuana on Wednesday 23rd April
According to reports, around 2:30am, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers
directed a joint drug interdiction operation in collaboration with OPBAT
Partners (DEA and the Coast Guard), Exuma Police Marine Support Unit
and Long Island Police, in the vicinity of Hard Bargain, Long Island,
where a 42-foot white go-fast vessel was observed with two male
St. Lucia RISE Film Festival Awards Ceremony set for April 26th - Apr 24, 2014 - 11:13:41 AM
ST. LUCIA - The second annual
awards ceremony of the RISE Film Festival is set to take place Saturday
26that the Bay Gardens Hotel. This year’s festival, (which has proven
bigger and more widely received than last years), promises to be a gala
ceremony which recognises the skills and artistic creativity of many of
the Caribbean’s young and up and coming film makers. With over twenty
participants having taken part in this year’s competition, there is also
a lot of speculation as to who will be taking home the most coveted
awards on the night.
As with the
year before, one of the most sought after prizes to be awarded on the
night will be The People’s Choice Award. The highly recognised prize
holds a lot of merit due to the fact that it is the public who
ultimately decides who will win the honour. Presently on the RISE Film
Festival YouTube page...
Armed robbery in Grand Bahama at Malibu Reef - Apr 24, 2014 - 9:33:26 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand
Bahama are searching for two males who reportedly robbed a male and
female in the Malibu Reef area.
Reports are that shortly after
12:00am on Thursday 24th April 2014, police received information that a
male and female resident of Freeport, while in the area of Malibu Reef
on the beach were approached by two males whom they described as one
being 5”11 inches in height, medium built, dark complexion with a red
bandana covering his head, a white shirt covering his face and armed
with a hatchet and the other was described as slim built with a white
shirt covering his face. The culprits stole two cell phones together
valued at $950.00 and fled the area.
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RBPF Seek help solving shooting incident - Uncover Firearm - 200 Drivers cited during separate operations - Apr 24, 2014 - 9:21:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police Seek Help in solving a shooting incident: POLICE are requesting the public’s
assistance in solving a shooting incident that has left a man detained
in hospital on Wednesday 23rd April 2014.
According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm
the victim was at Davis Street, when a man armed with a shotgun fired
several shots at him..
DEU Officers Uncover Firearm: According to reports, shortly before 1:00am
on Thursday 24th April 2014, Drug Enforcement Officers acting on
intelligence went to Sri Lanka Crescent, Flamingo Gardens, where they
uncovered a handgun along a quantity of ammunition...
200 Drivers cited during separate operations:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Police
Priorities for 2014, officers from the Northeastern Division, Western
Division and Police Traffic Department conducted separate policing
operations on Wednesday 23rd April 2014...
Bahamas government has high praise for Le Air’s Captain Larry Brown - Apr 24, 2014 - 8:16:54 AM
Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Prime Minister
Perry G. Christie; Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government
Minister and MP for MICAL Alfred Gray; and Transport and Aviation
Minister Glenys Hanna Martin led the chorus of praise for and thanks to
Captain Mr. Larry Brown, president of Le Air Charter Services for
providing air support services to Mayaguana when Bahamasair, the
national airline suspended services to that southern island more than
five years ago...
Speaking at a ceremony on Easter Monday to mark
the return of regularly scheduled flights to Mayaguana by Bahamasair,
Minister Gray led the salute to Mr. Brown by telling those in attendance
that Brown, a native of Mayaguana remained committed during the
difficult period of the airline tragedy at the airport in April 2013 as
Le Air Charter Services Company provided the island with air services.
The aviation incident that claimed the lives of three was owned by Le
More Vendors Sign On For Eleuthera Business Outlook - Apr 24, 2014 - 3:42:03 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – More vendors have signed on to sell their products at this week’s 2nd Annual Eleuthera Business Outlook (EBO).
Attendees will have the option of buying art, furniture and plants to name a few.
Blossom Nursery & Garden, Kevin Cooper and Charlotte Francis,
Claudius Culmer, Gloria Strachan, Edrin Symonette and Daniel Nixon will
be selling plants, art, furniture, local sweets, livestock and farm
produce respectively at the conference, which is slated for Thursday,
April 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at the Cape Eleuthera Resort, South