RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident and armed robberies - Illegal firearm recovered
- Apr 19, 2019 - 8:15:56 AM
Police investigates shooting incident: Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident,
Thursday, 18th April, 2019 which has left an adult male in hospital...
Police investigates armed robberies: Police on New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and
locating the persons responsible for several recent armed robberies...
Illegal firearm recovered – 2 males in custody: Police have taken two men into custody, Friday, 19th April, 2019
after they were found in possession of an illegal firearm and
BTVI students sweep mental health speech contest
- Apr 18, 2019 - 9:13:34 AM
Three students of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute placed
first through third in the recent Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre's
Occupational Therapy Month speech competition.
Administration student, Kemel Mitchell won in the community division,
followed by Office Assistant student, Naomi Adderley and placing third
was Information Technology Management student, Augustina Ferguson...
RBPF Nassau:Police investigates traffic fatality which left an adult male dead
- Apr 17, 2019 - 5:45:07 PM
Police on New Providence are investigating a traffic accident which
occurred on Saturday, 13th April, 2019 which left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a male was driving on New Providence
Highway, when he lost control of his vehicle and collided into the
guard rail at the junction of New Providence Highway and Sanford Drive.
The male who was injured, was transported to hospital where he succumbed
to his injuries on Tuesday, 17th April, 2019...
Bahamas Insurance Association gives back
- Apr 17, 2019 - 11:45:21 AM
The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) hosted a Food Drive during
Insurance Month with its members donating an overwhelming amount of
non-perishable food items. The proceeds of the drive were donated to
several community organizations including Great Commission Ministries,
The Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home and Eljhay’s Hilltop Cottage
Warren Rolle, Chairman, BIA explained, “We recognize
our responsibility to give back to our community and are grateful for
our members and customers for supporting this year’s food drive in such a
Virtual reading program complements student learning
- Apr 16, 2019 - 8:49:53 PM
The trial version of a virtual reading program that analyzes individual
students’ reading strengths and weaknesses was introduced at the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) during the spring semester,
resulting in it possibly being implemented in other English classes in
MindPlay gives students a pretest, builds a unique
plan for each student - teaching to the student’s specifics gaps – and a
post test for each level. Eleven students participated in the seven-day
trial, followed by 85 additional students...
GGYA’s Volunteers A Class Act
- Apr 16, 2019 - 3:20:14 PM
A self-described “girly girl” who loves her make-up, nails, hair and
lash extensions, English language and literature teacher Rochelle
Anderson is an unlikely volunteer for a youth program known for its foot
expeditions and camping outdoors.
Remembering her childhood
experience as an insecure and often misjudged orphan who was always the
new student in school, the Grand Bahama educator has a burning need to
bring about a positive change in others much like the mentorship her
Auto H&L becomes major sponsor in Sandiland’s 2019 Fair & Raffle
- Apr 16, 2019 - 11:30:28 AM
As Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) gears up for a major fair and
raffle later this year, Auto H&L ltd. has stepped up early as a
major contributor towards its efforts to improve the level of care given
to those who utilize the centre’s services.
Betsy Duvalier and
Christopher Strachan of SRC’s Communications Department worked closely
with Auto H&L’s manager, Kendra Stubbs to secure the raffle’s top
prize, a well-appointed 6-seater Honda Stream, sure to be a treat for
GGYA announces Multitude of Milestones at AGM
- Apr 16, 2019 - 10:47:40 AM
A dozen new and relaunched units, 1,208 first-time participants and
strong financial support from the public and private sectors over the
last year were just a few of the highlights and focus of presentations
at the Governor General’s Youth Award’s Annual General Meeting held at
Government House over the weekend.
“Many of our young people are
falling through the cracks. That’s the bad news,” said Archdeacon James
Palacious, chairman of the youth organization’s Management Council...
BTVI addressing math ‘crisis’
- Apr 15, 2019 - 2:30:43 PM
“There is a crisis in Math,” according to Chair of Math at The Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Archilene O’Brien.
O’Brien’s comments came during the opening ceremony of BTVI’s recent
math fest, which included a week of math awareness activities.
of us do not need Calculus, but we need fundamental math. We need to
integrate math with each trade area, so it becomes valuable. You think
you’re dong separate courses, but you need to apply it; connect what is
happening in the trade area with what you are doing in math,” said Ms.
Blind author releases first book
- Apr 15, 2019 - 12:50:37 PM
New author Kevin Cartwright has released “Revelations of a Silent
Heart”, his first in a series of books that he hopes would touch hearts
and ignite love and passion in readers. He describes the book as “a
brave compilation of various moods of poetry and prose that speak about
life, love, risks and the courage to face head on whatever life throws
at him”. Readers will see life and live through the eyes of a blind man.
are 75 heartfelt poems laid out in the book, which is divided into
three sections – Honey-sweet Passions of Love; Bitter-sweet Potions of
Heartbreak; and Refreshing Cocktails of Love...
SC McPherson Plus CWCO adds up to the perfect equation
- Apr 15, 2019 - 12:30:54 PM
SC McPherson hosted its 8th annual Math Competition, welcoming more
participating students and schools than ever before thanks in part to
sponsorship from Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO).
junior high schools throughout New Providence and the Family Islands
were invited to compete in a game of “Math Jeopardy” during the first
week of April at SC McPherson’s auditorium; and, enabled by their
consistent partnership with CWCO, this year the school hosted teams from
nine other secondary institutions...
Lyford Cay International School wins three BAISS Football Championships
- Apr 15, 2019 - 11:21:45 AM
Athletic Director Mr Craig Massey is thrilled about the teams' success
saying “These were all complete team performances. Our students
exhibited great attitudes the entire season. They relished teamwork
and showed great determination and every one of these athletes
stepped up when their number was called.”
The school did not
enter a team in the Junior Girls division as it does not
have enough students to field two girls teams. Most of the
girls on the championship senior girls team...
AML partners with GB Children’s Home for Diaper and Wipe Drive
- Apr 14, 2019 - 12:01:05 PM
AML Foods Ltd. has come to the rescue of The Grand Bahama Children’s
Home (GBCH), in response to an urgent plea made by Executive Director
Sheila Johnson-Smith via social media for diapers and wipes for the
twenty-six children, currently living at the home in Freeport.
the call from Executives at the home, AML Foods jumped in to offer to
match each purchase made by their customers towards the drive...
Vocational training gives inmates hope
- Apr 12, 2019 - 9:50:21 AM
The second cohort of inmates in a training program facilitated by the
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) graduated on Thursday.
ceremony held at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services
honoured 80 inmates who completed basic training in carpentry,
barbering, garment manufacturing, computer, auto mechanics, electrical
installation and plumbing. The Citizen Security & Justice program is
a part of a $3.4 million component of an Inter-American Development
Bank-financed project geared towards the rehabilitation and
reintegration of offenders.
SBDC’s first pitch night on Grand Bahama a success
- Apr 11, 2019 - 7:25:41 PM
The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) in conjunction with the
University of The Bahamas northern campus hosted its first Pitch Night
competition on the island of Grand Bahama.
The event allowed six students of the University of The Bahamas to share their business plans with judges and attendees.
away with the grand prize of a 10,000-dollar grant was the Founder and
CEO of Keeping It Clean, Tarentee Laing. Hilary Huyler, Founder, and CEO
of Happy Hour Tours placed second and received a 5,000-dollar grant...
Ardastra hosts Meet and Greet for Popular Authors Zoo hopes to foster love for animals, reading
- Apr 10, 2019 - 4:50:38 PM
They were unlikely candidates to share a platform – a biologist, a tenth
grader and a therapist – and yet a common thread connected them, their
knack for writing stories about animals that resonated with young
Each gravitated towards writing for different
reasons. Through Roman and the Pink Flamingos, Sierra Blair wanted to
document her family exploits, particularly the antics of her baby
BTC JA Company wins Product of the Year
- Apr 10, 2019 - 10:30:36 AM
BTC’s Junior Achievement Company, BTC C.T.R.L (Cultivating The Right
Leaders) walked away with bragging rights, winning the annual “Product
of the Year” competition. The students prepared a customized, all
Bahamian coloring and activity booked aimed at elementary school
students. Thus far, the students have sold over 500 copies of the
CEO, Garry Sinclair said, “We are proud of our
Junior Achievers. We believe that our job is to inspire and prepare our
young people to succeed...
Royal Caribbean to build Community Centre, Hurricane Shelter in Berry Islands
- Apr 10, 2019 - 10:00:02 AM
Fifteen years after members of parliament before him attempted to build a
community centre to serve Great Harbour Cay and Bullock’s Harbour, the
current MP for North Eleuthera and the Berry Islands Carlton Bowleg got
the nod this week that the long-delayed dream will come true. Royal
Caribbean International President & CEO Michael Bayley delivered the
news personally. The world’s largest cruise line will build the centre,
equip it with kitchen, showers, oversized generator and ensure that it
is built to withstand Category 5 hurricanes so that it can also serve as
a shelter for the community...
BTVI Discusses Partnership with British Costume Institute
- Apr 8, 2019 - 11:28:41 AM
Representatives from the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora
(CIAD) – located in the United Kingdom – recently paid a courtesy call
on President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI),
Dr. Robert W. Robertson, for preliminary discussions regarding a
possible partnership aligned with BTVI’s Fashion program. CIAD is
associated with the Straw Artisans of The Bahamas. Representing Creative
Nassau was President, Pamela Burnside...
The Governor General officially opens 78th Annual Bahamas Red Cross Fair
- Apr 7, 2019 - 4:32:43 PM
Her Excellency Most Hon. Dame Marguerite delivered remarks at the
Bahamas Red Cross Fair on Clifford Park, Saturday April 6. She is
pictured taking Official Tour of the 78th Annual Bahamas Red Cross
Fair. Music was provided by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band and
Gerald Cash Primary School's Rake 'n Scrape Band.