Waterkeepers Bahamas urges Government not to shorten closed Season for Grouper
- Oct 5, 2017 - 4:28:18 PM
Waterkeepers Bahamas today expressed alarm over government’s
announcement it was considering a plan to shorten the closed season for
Nassau grouper, a critically endangered species already threatened by
over-fishing and climate change.
“The Bahamas is one of the few
places in the world where the Nassau grouper still survives,” said
Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham. “The species
is on the IUCN Red list because it is critically endangered. It has been
wiped out by overexploitation in far too many places where it was once
plentiful and one of the reasons that it survives in The Bahamas...
Never too Early to ‘Walk for the Cure’
- Oct 5, 2017 - 9:57:56 AM
Four hundred plus early morning risers jostling for front line position
were etched against the night sky as a voice proclaiming, “Walk for the
Cure” signaled the start of the 6th annual CIBC FirstCaribbean cancer
awareness fundraiser Sunday morning, October 1.
started arriving at 6:00 a.m. for registration and for the warmup
exercise session with Regina Smith of Energy Fitness Bahamas. Dawn had
not yet broken when the 400 plus walkers and runners set off at 6:30
a.m. from the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre on West Bay Street. There
were prizes to be won for runners and walkers in the long route to
Sandals Resort or to the closer Melia Resort and back...
RBPF Nassau: Shooting victim dies in Hospital
- Oct 4, 2017 - 7:15:26 PM
Police wishes to confirm that a man who was shot at Ida Street on Sunday
17th September 2017, died in hospital early this morning.
to reports, shortly before 6:00pm on Sunday 17th September 2017, the
victim along with another male were driving in a vehicle on Ida Street,
when they were approached by two male occupants of a gray Chrysler
vehicle armed with a handgun, who shot the victim before speeding off...
RBPF Nassau: Police seize gun and drugs in house raid, 3 in custody - Firearm seized
- Oct 4, 2017 - 7:03:52 PM
Police seize gun and drugs in house raid, 3 in custody:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017,
Southeastern Division Officers took three adult males into custody
following the seizure of a firearm and a quantity of dangerous drugs on
Wednesday 4th October 2017...
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017,
officers from the Firearm Tracing and Gang Investigations Unit seized an
illegal gun off the streets of New Providence, shortly after 3:00pm on
Thursday 3rd October 2017...
Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Foundation rally to donate supplies to Irma evacuees
- Oct 4, 2017 - 4:04:51 PM
Like a lot of their countrymen, the team members at Sandals Royal
Bahamian sprang into action organizing the purchase and collection of
hurricane relief supplies for the displaced inhabitants of our southeast
The Sandals Foundation, charitable arm of Sandals
Resorts International, purchased much needed personal hygiene supplies
which were received by Pastor Matthew Sweeting and his team at New
Providence Community Center...
Bahamas First Sponsors Saxon Superstars Junkanoo Group
- Oct 4, 2017 - 3:56:01 PM
Bahamas First General Insurance Company will continue its multi-year
sponsorship of The Saxons Superstars Junkanoo group, a partnership
formed several years ago.
Group President and CEO for the
leading insurer, Patrick Ward, shared, “Our head offices are literally
adjacent to the home of the Saxons Superstars. We believe in investing
in the local community and in supporting Bahamian culture. While the art
of Junkanoo hones the creativity and innovation of its participants, it
also involves fine tuning leadership and teamwork competencies among
other valuable disciplines.”
BTVI students create costumes of bygone era
- Oct 4, 2017 - 12:28:01 PM
Fashion students of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) are getting the opportunity to display their talents under the
bright lights at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.
by chair of the Fashion department, Kathy Pinder, the students are
participating in their first theatrical design project inclusive of
costumes for the plays Othello and Once on this Island...
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Donates $50,000 to help fight cancer
- Oct 3, 2017 - 5:04:53 PM
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) on Monday donated $50,000 to four cancer groups to help fight cancer.
Cancer Society of The Bahamas, the Cancer Society of Grand Bahama, the
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and Sister Sister Breast Cancer
Support Group each received $12,500 this year.
Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB) together make up Race Weekend.
funds raised from the two-day event are used to create public awareness
about cancer, house Family Island patients as they undergo cancer...
BTC on board for McClean's Town Conch Cracking Festival 2017
- Oct 3, 2017 - 12:22:03 PM
This October holiday weekend, McClean's Town will come alive with the
sights and sounds of the annual Conch Cracking Festival; in East Grand
Bahama. BTC has once again partnered with the organizers to ensure that
patrons are able to capture and share the moments as they happen, with
fast-paced and free Wifi at the event. This year's Conch Cracking
competitors will vie for a year's worth of bragging rights as well as a
Floating Trophy sponsored by BTC. In addition, BTC representatives will
be on site on October 10th providing a fully branded BTC experience for
RBPF: Police warn against irresponsible use of social media
- Oct 3, 2017 - 10:10:38 AM
In light of the growing trend of false posts on social media about
murders and other serious crimes, which in some cases caused panic our
communities, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is appealing to
members of the public to be more responsible while online.
recently, social media sites such as Facebook and the popular “What’s
App” messenger platform were being bombarded with various stories of
multiple murders and armed robberies which were unfounded...
Severe Weather Warning Issued for Abaco
- Oct 3, 2017 - 12:22:30 AM
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
12:20AM EDT UNTIL 5:20AM TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ABACO AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.
12:13AM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING WESTWARD
RBPF: Police renew appeal for wanted murder suspect 25 – year old Perry Pickering of Nassau
- Oct 2, 2017 - 10:40:08 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are renewing their appeal for 25 – year old
Perry Pickering of Dorsette Alley
who is wanted for questioning in connection with a number of recent murders
, who frequents the Dorsette Alley community of Bain Town is a dark brown male, slim build and about 5’ 8 to 5’ 10” in height.
is considered to be armed and dangerous. Police advise the public not
to approach him. Instead, contact police immediately with any
RBPF Nassau: DEU seize illegal gun and drugs in home raid, male and female in custody
- Oct 2, 2017 - 10:23:32 PM
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug
Enforcement Unit officers, took an adult male and an adult female into
custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun and a quantity of
dangerous drugs on Monday 2nd October 2017.
reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a team of officers from the Drug
Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a
home located at Major’s Alley off Williams Lane, Kemp Road, where they
uncovered a .9 – millimeter pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition...
RBC Sponsors $20,000 to UWI Research Day 2017
- Oct 2, 2017 - 12:51:34 PM
In partnership with The University of The West Indies, UWI, RBC sponsored $20,000 in support of Research Day2017.
behalf of the leaders and employees at RBC Royal Bank, we congratulate
the coordinators of the 11th annual Research Day of The University of
the West Indies Bahamas, (School of Clinical Medicine and Research). The
theme, Weight Challenges in The Bahamas- Are we the Biggest Losers? is
an important and relevant one. We commend you for this focus as a nation
can only be as healthy as its citizens...
BTVI top in regional IT certification exams
- Oct 2, 2017 - 12:14:29 PM
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) was recently
recognized as the single largest consumer of Computing Technology
Industry Association (CompTIA) exams in the Caribbean and Latin America,
in addition to obtaining the highest results of over 40 testing
CompTIA is a leader in the Information Technology (IT)
industry worldwide, issuing professional certifications. BTVI has over
300 students taking CompTIA exams annually...
Weekend island wide anti-crime operation nets 36 arrests - 7 arrested, 11 drivers ticketed
- Oct 2, 2017 - 9:58:46 AM
Weekend Island-wide Anti-Crime Operation nets 36 arrests:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, police
conducted an island wide anti-crime operation over the past weekend that
saw large contingents of police officers from the Uniform Divisions fan
out across New Providence...
7 arrested, 11 drivers ticketed:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile
Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the
ability for criminals to commit criminal activities...
RBPF Nassau: Shooting Victim dies in hospital
- Oct 2, 2017 - 12:51:17 AM
Police are searching for a male responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 1st October 2017.
are that, shortly before 3:00am, a man had just pulled up in his
vehicle at his home located on Marshall Road, when a male armed with a
handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot...
RBPF: Missing Woman found dead in North Cat Island
- Oct 2, 2017 - 12:16:14 AM
Police in Cat Island are reporting the discovery of a lifeless body of a
woman believed to be that of 74 - year-old Janice Mildred Kessinger, a
United States Citizen residing in North Cat Island, who was reported
missing on Saturday 30th September 2017.
According to reports,
around 12:00noon on Sunday 1st October 2017, police in Cat Island acting
on information went to a bushy area in north Cat Island where they
found the lifeless body of an adult Caucasian female believed to be that
of missing woman Janice Mildred Kessinger with injuries to the body. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene...
A decade of giving- Sunryse partners with RBC for 10th Annual Shred Day on october 12
- Oct 1, 2017 - 6:49:43 PM
On Thursday October 12, 2017, Sunryse Information Management in
partnership with RBC Royal Bank will host its 10th annual Sunryse Shred
Day. Starting at 7:00 a.m., the document management company will collect
and shred free of charge a maximum of 100 lbs of confidential documents
per person participating in the event. In turn, Sunryse will donate $1
for every 10lbs of shredded paper to the Sister Sister Breast Cancer
Support group. Event cosponsors RBC Royal Bank will match this amount up
Shred Day began as a way for Sunryse to educate the
public on the importance of protecting confidential information...