||Last Updated: Oct 21, 2014 - 1:11:57 AM
Two men dead in Nassau after two shooting incidents - Oct 21, 2014 - 1:08:51 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving two separate shooting incidents that has left two men dead.
the first incident, shortly before 3:00pm the victim was standing in
front of a residence at Myrton Road off Farrington Road, when a man
armed with a handgun shot him multiple times before fleeing on foot. The
victim was transported to hospital, where he later succumbed to his
In the second incident, shortly after 8:00pm, the victim was walking on...
Grand Bahama Suspect Arraigned on Robbery with Violence Charge - Oct 20, 2014 - 8:04:05 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Jeffrey
Baldwin Francis age 34 years of Porgy Bay, Bimini, was arraigned before
Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Jones in Magistrate Court #3 on Robbery
with Violence charge. He was not required to enter a plea, a preliminary
enquiry will commence on the 27th January 2015 in Magistrate Court #9,
New Providence. He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
This is in connection to an incident that occurred in Bimini on October 13th 2014.
RBPF WANTED: Deangelo Frederick Antonio of Grand Bahama - Oct 20, 2014 - 7:40:41 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahamas - Police in
Grand Bahama are searching for 28 year old Deangelo Fredrick Antonio aka
Angelo Antoino aka “teeths” of #205 Dolphin Street, Caravel Beach apt
#4 and Gold Coin Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
He stands at 5’10” in height, heavy built, medium brown complexion and weights 220 lbs.
The subject is wanted for Armed Robbery and
is considered armed and extremely dangerous, he should be approached
with caution if seen...
Minister Darville Aims to Improve Grand Bahama Medical Infrastructure - Oct 20, 2014 - 7:33:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - At the Annual Cancer
Society of Grand Bahama’s ‘Hope Gala Ball’ on Saturday, Minister for
Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville gave observations of the
cancer fight from his very immediate experience as a physician, and said
he aims to ensure the medical infrastructure of Grand Bahama is
advanced to state of the art.
This year’s ball was held under the
theme “Life is Beautiful, Live Life: Celebrate.” It is the premier fund
raising event of The Grand Bahama Branch of The Cancer Society of the
Security Measures for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Addressed with Commissioner of Police - Oct 20, 2014 - 5:53:39 PM
Nassau, New Providence - In an effort to ensure that safety and security remain high
priority for The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and all associated events, a
briefing meeting was recently held at the Royal Bahamas Police Force
Headquarters, with the Bahamas National Festival Commission and the Road Fever
Leaders of the Road Fever Companies were provided with
guidelines and safety information for their private launches and carnival
related events by Ellison Greenslade, Commissioner of Police.
Greenslade said that all requests made by the Road Fever
companies for their parties and launches will be handled expeditiously...
Grand Bahama Chamber Announces Nominees for 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards - Oct 20, 2014 - 4:30:05 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will recognize businesses and
business persons who have demonstrated commitment to community building
at the 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards Ceremony scheduled for
Saturday, October 25th at the Regency Theatre.
awards are designed to honour outstanding Grand Bahamian businesses and
executives. Nominations closed a few weeks ago with several businesses
from throughout the community being nominated for the various awards.
Highlighted by nominators were specific business...
U.S. Embassy Presents Local NGO’s with PEPFAR Small Grants to Support the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - Oct 20, 2014 - 3:42:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Tuesday, October 14,
U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Health officials participated in a signing
ceremony at the Ministry of Health to announce the recipients of the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) small grants
program. The U.S. Embassy’s Political/Economic and Commercial Chief
David Allen was on hand for the event along with health officials
including the Ministry of Health’s Acting Permanent Secretary Marco
Rolle, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Glen Beneby, Deputy Chief Medical
Officer Dr. Delon Brennen, Director of the National AIDS Program Dr.
Nikkiah Forbes and Managing Director of the HIV/AIDS Center Nurse Marva
Jervis. The objective of the PEPFAR initiative is to support national
programs in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, while strengthening the capacity
to monitor current cases and collaborating with civil society groups to
reach key at-risk populations...
Australian Athlete Swimming from Eleuthera to Nassau - Oct 20, 2014 - 1:55:15 PM
She left from the island of Eleuthera and hopes to finish some 48 hours later in Nassau.
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Chloe McCardel an Australian endurance athlete this morning began her
world-record attempt at swimming 128-kilometer (about 80-miles) in the open waters of
at the Island School have been amazing!" the
29-year-old athlete from Melbourne wrote on her Facebook page. "Teaching and non - teaching
staff, interns, students! Look what the students made Me!"
Bahamian Teenager Releases First Novel - Oct 20, 2014 - 1:16:04 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Alexis Ferguson, a 16 year
old Bahamian author has started a promotional tour for her novel
“Risk”. “Risk” is a fantasy fiction novel set in Hawaii and the ‘Mahgic
Realm’ which centers around Jade, a mind reading teenage girl, and a the
Mahgi, a group of supernatural beings who possess extraordinary powers.
The first stop on this tour is an appearance on Bahamas at Sunrise this
Friday morning October 24th. Alexis will be talking about her
experience with writing “Risk” as well as promoting a book signing to be
held the following day (October 25th) at Buy the Book bookstore located
on Saunders Beach. The book signing will be between 11am and 3pm and
the event is free of charge...
DNA: EBOLA and the Bahamas: Proper planning will prevent Panic - Oct 20, 2014 - 1:04:36 PM
Amid rising concern
regarding the Ebola health crisis, Government officials from around the
globe are taking the necessary action to prepare their respective
countries for a potential outbreak and protect their citizens.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of this Christie led
administration. The Government of the Bahamas has taken too lax an
approach to the handling of this disease which is now at our back door;
and as with countless other national issues, our leaders have shown
themselves ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.
National Alliance, more than two weeks ago, called for the Ministry of
Health, helmed by Dr. Perry Gomez, to begin a widespread education
campaign on the effects of the disease and outline specifically...
Torben Grael and Jorge Zarif to compete in Bahamas hosted Star Sailors League Finals - Oct 20, 2014 - 12:59:40 PM
2013 winner Robert Scheidt and new entry Marcelo Fuchs, 12th in
the Skipper Ranking, will now be flanked by two highly prestigious
wildcards from the Brazilian and international sailing scene.
Nassau (Bahamas) -
It is with
great pleasure that the Star Sailors League announces that two more top
Brazilian sailors will be joining the fleet of 20 super-champions
taking part in the SSL Finals 2014 being held for the second consecutive
year at Nassau Yacht Club in the Bahamas between
December 1st and 7th.
Young Bahamian Entrepreneur Innovates in Atlanta - Oct 20, 2014 - 12:46:22 PM
Georgia - Little would one suspect to hear a
5-year old student at a charter school in Atlanta, Georgia screaming at the top
of her voice: “Where is BahamaMan?!” But
it is happening; and it is happening more and more at a growing number of
kindergarten and elementary schools in the Atlanta area.
BahamaMan© is a story book
character created by Tyrone Sawyer II, a standout Bahamian track & field
athlete, and his wife Jemima. Under the
aegis of their company, Aunt Jemima’s Playhouse LLC, the Sawyers have
introduced a fun, innovative way to reach children between two and twelve years
old, which is widely considered to be the most vital stage of their development. Aunt Jemima’s Playhouse is a cultural
Anticipation Builds For Bahamas 16 Islands, 16 Weddings, one Priceless Day - Oct 20, 2014 - 12:38:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Sixteen lucky brides are one step closer
to that walk down the aisle in The Bahamas as they head down to Miami, Florida
this week to choose their gorgeous gowns.
With less than 90 days to go until The Bahamas’ 16 weddings,
16 islands, One Priceless Day promotion, Ministry of Tourism officials are
steadily preparing for the premier event.
Director of Weddings and Romance Freda Malcolm says brides
are becoming more excited about the event...
Bahamas Football Association (BFA) 2014 Congress Elections Results Announced - Oct 20, 2014 - 12:37:40 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The
Bahamas Football Association today announced the results of its October
19, 2014 Congress. The Member Clubs voted on all open positions on the
Congratulations to the incoming BFA Executive Committee for the next four years.
President: Anton Sealey, returned
Bricemae Gibson ‘Employee of the Year’ at Bahamas Ministry of Works and Urban Development - Oct 20, 2014 - 12:30:01 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bricemae Gibson of the
Human Resources Unit won the ‘Employee of the Year’ distinction at the
recent Ministry of Works and Urban Development Employee of the Year
Awards and Recognition Ceremony.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis commended Ms. Gibson and the nominees.
also implored staff of the Ministry of Works to align themselves with
the values of trust, honesty, integrity and stewardship and to build
these values into the delivery of service. He called on them to renew
their efforts to develop strategies that demonstrate they value
Culinary Fusion Expo returns to Grand Bahama, November 8th - Oct 20, 2014 - 12:07:31 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
It's time to show off your culinary talents Bahamas as Meeting of the
Minds hosts their
2nd Annual Culinary Fusion Expo in Grand Bahama in November. Participants from all over The Bahamas are being
invited to register to take part in this memorable
Culinary Fusion Expo
is the brain child of creative genius Sean Johnson II, and features
many of the culinary artists on the island.
"This is the perfect
opportunity for all exhibitors to give live demonstrations/
presentations, network with their peers and industry buyers and
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Monday, October 20th - Oct 20, 2014 - 11:58:46 AM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight,
Monday 20th October 2014.
General situation: A frontal boundary extends from near the Bahamas will slowly dissipate as it lifts north of the area.
warnings: Beach goers and mariners especially along the exposed
Atlantic shoreline of the Bahamas should exercise extreme caution for
moderate to high surf and the strong possibility of rip currents
generated by Post-tropical Cyclone Gonzalo...
Carribbean Association of National Olympic Committees announces new board - Oct 20, 2014 - 11:47:22 AM
CANOC convened its 12 General
Assembly on Friday 17 October at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados. The
report of the Executive was readily delivered by the outgoing Secretary
General, Mr Elton Prescott, while Messrs Angel Morales and Keith Joseph
delivered the report of the CANOC Education and Training Commission
(CEATC) which highlighted the successful conduct of two courses
organised by the CEATC and sponsored by Commonwealth Games Canada and
six sponsored by the Organising Committee of the Pan American Games of
The General Assembly also received updates on
TO2015, Rio2016, the Bid Committees for the Commonwealth Games 2022 from
Durban, South Africa and Edmonton, Canada...
Bahamas Festival Celebrates International Culture - Oct 20, 2014 - 10:47:25 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas -
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon. Frederick
Mitchell (at the podium) officially opens the 19th Annual International
Cultural Festival on Saturday October 18, 2014, at the Botanical
The weekend cultural festival was originally conceived to
recognize United Nations Day and celebrates the culinary arts, music and
dance of many countries represented in The Bahamas.
Photos caught some
of the moments of the event....
Red Rose Ball Charity Event returns to Grand Bahama, November 1, 2014 - Oct 20, 2014 - 10:43:41 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
It's that TIME again! The Red Rose Ball
Committee will host the 15th Annual Charity Black Tie Event under the
distinguished Patron of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, the right honourable Perry G. Christie and Mrs. Bernadette
Christie set for Saturday, November 1st, 2014. This is an event you
won’t want to miss, As we the Red Rose Ball Committee predicts that this
year’s event will be even BETTER than any past events, so the place to
be this year is the Grand Ballroom, Grand Lucayan Resort this and every
The Red Rose Ball Committee will host a magnificent
black-tie Charity event, themed: " An Evening in Paris" which will be
held on November 1st, 2014 in a continued collaborative effort with our
Partners whom have taken a stand in helping us in the fight against
HIV/AIDS in Grand Bahama...
RBPF Nassau: Armed Robbery of a black 2013 Sportage Kia jeep - Oct 20, 2014 - 10:36:45 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Monday 20th October 2014.
to reports, shortly after 12:00midnight this morning, a woman in front
of her home located at Bellot Road, when a man armed with a handgun
exited a dark Honda vehicle and robbed her of her black 2013 Sportage
Kia jeep license number 25972.
Investigations are ongoing...
RBPF Nassau: Investigate Alleged Drowing of a 52 -year old man - Oct 20, 2014 - 10:33:26 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - POLICE are
investigating the alleged drowning of a 52 – year old man from Europe
that occurred on Sunday 19th October 2014.
According to reports,
around 12:00noon, the victim was on a snorkeling trip with several other
visitors in waters off Rose Island, when he became unresponsive.
Efforts by other visitors to revive the victim proved to be
unsuccessful. The victim was taken to shore where he was pronounced
Million Dollar Drug Bust during day 5 of Operation Showtime II- 2 firearms seized- 13 arrested - Oct 20, 2014 - 10:22:04 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - POLICE are reporting the
seizure of a large quantity of dangerous drugs and the arrest of two men
ages 36 and 31 from Acklins Island during day five of “Operation
Showtime II ”, held in New Providence late Sunday 18th October 2014
through the early morning of Monday 20th October 2014.
to reports, shortly after 1:00am this morning, a team of officers
assigned to “Operation Showtime II ” along with officers from the Police
Marine Support Unit acting on intelligence went to an area at sea, one
mile south of New Providence, where they intercepted a 32 foot vessel
with the two suspects onboard. The officers conducted a search of the
vessel and uncovered just over 1,000 pounds of marijuana with an
estimated street value of one million dollars.
RBDF: Apprehension Of Cuban Migrants - Oct 20, 2014 - 10:10:02 AM
Coral Harbour Base, 19 October 2014 (RBDF) - Acting on
intelligence, members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Bimini
Detachment and local Police assisted Immigration Department personnel
with the apprehension of nineteen (19) Cuban migrants early Sunday
The Cuban Migrants were intercepted on Cat Cay after
their 35-foot Bayliner motor vessel ran aground on south Cat Cay in the
Bimini chain where the vessel was abandoned. A search of the immediate
area resulted in the apprehension of undocumented Cuban nationals
consisting of thirteen (13) males, four (4) females and two (2)
RBPF Grand Bahama arrest man for possession of unlicensed firearm - Oct 20, 2014 - 8:26:55 AM
A 20 year old male is in police custody
after he was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm. Reports are
that on Sunday 19th October 2014 shortly before 10:00pm, Officers of the
Flying Squad Unit conducted a search of a silver Nissan Altima vehicle
where they discovered a small amount of marijuana and a .44 revolver
which was occupied by the male...
Manhunt Bahamas announces 2014 winners - Oct 19, 2014 - 10:51:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
After two successful runs in Freeport, Grand Bahama, the third annual Manhunt Bahamas took place on Sunday, October 12th at SuperClub Breezes in Nassau under the theme
"Clash of the Titans."
The night opened with a musical pre-show by
young Bahamian talents, Tebby Burrows and Shaquille Farrington, before contestants were featured in casual wear, swim suit and formal wear.
International Bahamas selects a Bahamian male top model each year to
compete in Manhunt International, the longest running international
competition for male models, organised to promote new faces in the
fashion industry. Contestants are judged on catwalk and runway skills;
photogenic ability; physical attributes; and personality...
Another Businessman Supports Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival - Oct 19, 2014 - 8:43:48 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -- Another
Grand Bahama businessman has come forward to assist the initiatives of
The Grand Bahama Cultural Carnival Company [GBCCC] as it presents ‘The
Grand Life - Grand Bahama Island: The road leading to Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival’. Mr. Mario Donato has sponsored a prime shop space in the
Regent Centre, Down Town Freeport for the business operations and sale
of costumes and authentically Grand-Bahamian products for GBCCC, a
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival company.
Grand Bahama Island is poised
to benefit from events leading to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival May 7th –
9th 2015, with its own events scheduled for April 17th – 18th 2015.
GBCCC will also proudly represent Grand Bahama Island in Nassau in May
GBPA Hosted VAT Training Sessions a Success - Oct 19, 2014 - 8:30:05 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
The Grand Bahama Port Authority served as host to the four day Value
Added Tax (VAT) Training Sessions, which officially came to a successful
close today at the Pelican
overwhelming attendance of almost 400 licencees over the four day span, business
persons showed a keen interest in the information that was made
available to them by way of a dual
partnership between VAT Unit representative, Keith Worrell and Dario
Roberts of Bahabeach Web/IT Development. Both Worrell and Roberts
served as the event’s key presenters...