The Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended a Haitian smuggling vessel
west of Compass Cay in the central Exuma chain around 12:45 today. The
apprehension was the culmination of an interdiction effort coordinated
by the Defence Force involving the Royal Bahamas Police Force, OPBAT,
the US Coast Guard, and concerned citizens over several days.
interdiction operation was initiated after the Defence Force received
information concerning the whereabouts of a migrant smuggling vessel in
the southern Bahamas...
I and my colleagues were extremely disturbed by a video circulating on
social media of what looked to be the kidnapping of a man in broad
daylight by uniformed officers.
The officers, who appeared to be
wearing Bahamas Immigration Department uniforms, are seen forcing a man
towards an SUV. Another officer, standing at the back of the vehicle,
then pushes the victim in the trunk before closing it...
Police on the Island of New Providence are actively investigating the
abduction of a 3 year old male child, Saturday, 16th February, 2019.
to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, the child, Shavar Bain, was playing
on a bicycle in front of his residence in South Beach Estate, when he
was approached by two females, who came from a silver vehicle and took
him from the bicycle. The women put him into the vehicle, and sped away.
It was a treat this morning when children of St. Anne's School received
a visit from Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling at the school's assembly. The Governor General
visited to honour two students: BreAnn Ferguson and Caden Smith, both
founders of charitable movements -- 'BreAnn's Care Closet' through which
every student is assisted in being properly uniformed to meet the new
school year; and Caden's 'Bahamas Red Nose Day Foundation' to help
eradicate hunger in the community. The Governor General spoke to the
children about good rules for life, asking them to Seek Wisdom, Be
Gentle in Words and Actions, Invest in Engaging with Good Friends, and
Central Eleuthera High School Students perform during E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudicates on February 8, 2019.
Eleuthera High School student Wadainya Weinbuger sings "A Million
Dreams" Her strong performance garnered her a 95 out of 100 score in her
genre; Students Kayneisha Cooper (left) and Hadassah Lockhart dance to
Believe's "Goin' Down on Bay,"; Deputy Head Boy Donovan Cooper beats out
a drum solo that scored an impressive 92 out of 100 in his genre;
Kayneisha Cooper dances to the gospel song "King of Glory" and Shawnae
Bethel and Mya Rolle sing "Noel." Their harmonious performance garnered
a 90 out of 100 score in their genre...
An agreement was signed by the Bahamas Government and New Providence
Ecology Park (NPEP) for the $45 million redevelopment of the New
Providence Landfill, February 14, 2019 at the Ministry of the
Environment and Housing. The multi-phased, green-sensitive initiative
will take place within a 10-year contract duration.
Providence Ecology Park will replace the current New Providence Sanitary
Landfill with 'a purposefully engineered landfill and material recovery
facility with proper operational oversight...
For the second consecutive year, the executives at ARM Caribbean Limited
invested in its employees by awarding nine of them the opportunity to
complete a specialized training program at the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BTV).
ARM is a heating ventilation and
air conditioning (HVAC) design and contracting firm and is owned by
Bahamians. The company is responsible for the completion of the HVAC
work at Fusion Superplex.
and December 2018, the nine employees studied Electrical Installation I
and AC/DC Circuits and HVAC I and II. The cohort which included Lashad
Bullard, Colvino Flowers, Wellington Knowles...
Return to Mango Hill is about the life of Sammie, a young girl growing
up on Mango Hill with her family and siblings. A bright eyed,
inquisitive child with big dreams, Sammie’s life would take her from the
powder white beaches of The Bahamas to the hustle and bustle of New
York to the land of love and art, France to the fashion mecca, Italy.
this month on Amazon.com the book, Return to Mango Hill, a novel
written by Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller is an exciting page turner
with rave reviews. For the author...
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, February 18th in
observance of the U.S. Presidents’ Day holiday. Please be advised that
the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, February
19th at 8:00 a.m.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens,
please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s
Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
Police investigates shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking the public’s
assistance in identifying and locating the person responsible for a
shooting incident, 14th February, 2019, which left an adult male in
According to reports, shortly after
3:00pm, a male presented himself to hospital with gunshot injuries to
Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar welcomed
home the newest addition to Bahamasair’s fleet Thursday morning with the
exclamation: “What a Valentine’s Day gift.”
The new Boeing
737-790NG aircraft touched down for the very first time at Lynden
Pindling International Airport at 11:05 a.m. February 14, 2019 after
traveling all the way from Anchorage, Alaska, to Opalocka, Florida
before making its way to New Providence...
The Urban Renewal Commission held its annual Senior Citizens'
Valentine’s Day and Movie Extravaganza at Galleria Cinemas, Mall at
Marathon, on February 14, 2019. The seniors enjoyed the annual treat,
dressed in red and white on this special day. They are pictured
relaxing in the Food Court of the Mall, just prior to seeing the movie.
Older persons from communities throughout New Providence and the
Commission’s Urban Renewal Seniors Association participated.