Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas Donates Snorkeling Gear to BREEF
- Jul 31, 2019 - 1:45:08 PM
Stuart Cove Dive Bahamas made a generous donation of snorkeling
equipment, including thirty sets of masks, snorkels, fins and snorkel
vests, to the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF).
This equipment will be put straight to use in the third and final summer
BREEF Sea Camp 6-9th August in New Providence.
noted that “Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas is pleased to continue supporting
BREEF with their snorkeling programs and environmental awareness”.
RBPF Grand Bahama: Alleged drowning has left a 20 year old male dead
- Jul 29, 2019 - 8:00:03 PM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an alleged drowning
that has left a 20 year old male dead.
are that on Monday 29th July 2019 shortly after 4:00pm, police were
called to Lovers Beach in Hepburn Town, where it was reported that two
males were riding a jet sky, when they lost control. One of the males
swam to shore but the other never made it...
RBPF Nassau: Police investigating death - Stabbing incident
- Jul 29, 2019 - 8:25:52 AM
Police on New Providence are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult male Sunday, 28th July, 2019.
to reports, shortly before 5:00pm, police responded to Sea Breeze Drive
off Beatrice Avenue, Sea Breeze Estate, where a male was found
unresponsive, with an injury to the head. Paramedics were called to the
scene and a short time later confirmed that the male was deceased...
CompTIA Rep Speaks to Certification Opportunities
- Jul 27, 2019 - 3:30:49 PM
Second-year students of the government’s Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) summer youth program at the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently received additional information
about the opportunities available in the information technology (IT)
world from Director for the Computing Technology Industry Association
(CompTIA) Latin America and Caribbean division, Leonard Wadewitz.
Wadewitz spoke on the importance of CompTIA certifications. CompTIA is a
leader in the IT industry worldwide, issuing professional
certifications. As a part of the ICT program, the students will be
sitting several CompTIA certifications including A+ and Network+...
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates traffic fatality - Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered
- Jul 25, 2019 - 6:45:07 AM
Police investigates traffic fatality:
Police on New Providence are investigating a traffic collision which
occurred Thursday, 25th July June, 2019 which left an adult male dead...
Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered: Police have taken an adult male into custody, Wednesday 24th July,
2019 after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and
LCIS Grade 3 Students Donate Wheelchairs to BAPD
- Jul 22, 2019 - 2:32:30 PM
At Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) the International
Baccalaureate (IB) inquiry-based curriculum allows for students at all
ages to undertake in-depth exploration of concepts in a variety of
different themes. At the end of the school year, the Grade 3 students
embarked on an inquiry about simple machines and how they make lives
easier. During this investigation, the students realised that a
wheelchair is a machine that continues to make life easier for many,
especially children with disabilities...
GBPA Conchman Triathlon makes donation to the Freeport Rugby & Football Club.
- Jul 22, 2019 - 9:20:55 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Freeport Rugby Football Club (FRFC) was
delighted and thankful for a recent donation provided by the GBPA
Conchman Committee of funding for new uniforms (kits), training
equipment, and tents for the new season starting in September. Having
just finished another successful Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp the
much-needed tents will provide shade for the eighty children who attend
their annual camp.
Rob Speller, President of the FRFC, said “We
are very grateful for the donation by the Conchman Triathlon Committee
and are thrilled to have new kits for all our junior programs. We try to
make all our programs as affordable as possible and donations...
Bahamas Girl Guides New Building Project a step closer to completion
- Jul 20, 2019 - 8:06:28 AM
The completion of stage one of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association’s
new headquarters moves one step closer to becoming a reality with a gift
of $10,000 from Commonwealth Bank. The current historic buildings have
been inadequate, for some time, the building project has been an
objective of the Association for many years.
This project will
help to facilitate and progress the programs of the Bahamas Girl Guides
Association’s 2300 members from around The Bahamas and host sister
Guides from around the world. Dr. Gail Saunders...
BTVI teams up with Cisco to empower future innovators
- Jul 19, 2019 - 12:30:26 PM
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently
joined a list of other countries encouraging girls and young women to
consider educational and career paths in Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (STEM).
A one-day Girls
Power Tech conference sponsored by Cisco was held at the BTVI New
Providence and Grand Bahama campuses. Cisco is a worldwide leader in IT,
networking and cyber security solutions...
ALIV Takes Lead as First Corporate Sponsor of Plastic Ban Campaign
- Jul 18, 2019 - 11:15:59 PM
The Ministry of Environment & Housing announced today that
telecommunications network provider, ALIV, is leading the charge as the
first corporate sponsor of the Plastic Free 242 campaign. The goal of
the campaign is to raise awareness about the proposed national
single-use plastics ban that will take effect on January 1, 2020, across
The Bahamas. The “4-bidden Four” single-use plastic items that will be
banned from importation as of that date are plastic bags, Styrofoam
containers and cups, plastic utensils and plastic straws. The release of
balloons into the air will also be made illegal on this date...
BTVI students land Canadian scholarships
- Jul 18, 2019 - 4:20:17 PM
For the 10th consecutive year, the Bahamas Technical
and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has partnered with the Canadian
government to award its students with study abroad exchanges.
BTVI students will be headed to Canada during the 2019-2020 academic
year on Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships.
Dean of Student Affairs, Racquel Bethel, who has played a key role in
the partnership since its inception, said the sturdy relationship speaks
Op-Ed by Rodney D. Smith, Ed.D: Providing access to education for all Bahamians
- Jul 18, 2019 - 2:28:39 PM
My father died when I was very young leaving my mother to raise four
young children all on her own. By the age of 11, just like my older
siblings, I too had to find work to make ends meet. I packed groceries
at a nearby Winn Dixie after school and on weekends. This was a tough
time for the family without my dad, but we did our best.
was time to graduate from St. Augustine’s College, I was determined to
become the first person in my family to go to college. I applied to St.
John’s University and they accepted me provisionally and even gave me a
RBPF: Alleged Drowning in Abaco
- Jul 17, 2019 - 5:50:18 PM
Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm, an American female, a home owner
in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, while swimming with her two grandsons in
waters on Gilliam Bay Beach, Green Turtle Cay, was reportedly caught in a
rip current. Persons nearby rescued the two boys and the victim who was
brought to shore. CPR was administered to the female by local
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police are investigating the discovery of a female body found in a vehicle
- Jul 17, 2019 - 12:20:00 PM
Reports are that on Wednesday 17th July 2019, shortly after 8:00am,
police were called to a business establishment on East Beach Drive
where the body of a female with stab wounds was discovered in the trunk
of a vehicle. Emergency Medical Personnel were called to the scene and
reported no signs of life.
Police are aggressively
investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for
any information that can assist with this investigation, to contact them
at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru12, 911/919 or call your nearest
RBPF Nassau: Police involved shooting – Firearm and illegal drugs recovered
- Jul 17, 2019 - 10:20:12 AM
Police are investigating a shooting incident on New Providence, Tuesday
16th July, 2019, which resulted in an adult male being shot and a
According to reports,
shortly before 8:00pm police officers were on patrol in the south
eastern part of New Providence, when they observed two men in a blue
RBPF Nassau: Police investigate alleged drowning on the island of Eleuthera
- Jul 17, 2019 - 10:09:00 AM
Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigation an alleged
drowning Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, a group of young men were walking
along the water’s edge in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, when they decided to
jump into the water. One of the men, when he surfaced, called out for
help, but became submerged a second time...
BTVI Fashion Students set to design outfits for Beauty Queens
- Jul 17, 2019 - 9:00:32 AM
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently
signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Miss Bahamas Universe
(MBU) organization to have BTVI’s fashion students design and create
outfits for contestants of the 2019 pageant.
fashion students were the ones who courageously approached MBU and
pitched the idea of having them create designs for this year’s pageant.
The students will construct the Avant Garde attire as well as the A-line
island handprint cocktail dresses for the contestants’ motorcade...
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates apparent suicide
- Jul 15, 2019 - 7:30:25 AM
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a
juvenile male who was discovered in a home Sunday, 14th July, 2019.
to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, police officers were called to a home
on Faith Avenue north of Carmichael Road, where a male was discovered
unconscious, hanging from a rod in a closet. Paramedics were called to
the scene and transported the juvenile to hospital where, a short time
later he was pronounced dead...
RBPF: Police investigates boating accident on Exuma Island
- Jul 15, 2019 - 6:20:13 AM
Police on the island of Exuma are investigating a boating accident,
Sunday, 14th July, 2019 which has left an adult American male detained
According to reports, shortly
before 5:00pm, a tour boat was sailing in Elizabeth Harbour, George
Town, when the captain felt something hit the rear of the boat. He and
others made a check of the water and discovered a male with injuries to