RBPF Grand Bahama: Forearm recovered
- Sep 17, 2018 - 7:34:06 AM
Reports are that on Sunday 16th September 2018, shortly after 3:00pm,
officers of the Central Detective Unit, while on mobile patrol in the
area of Tasman Close, observed a group of males congregated in that
area. The men on seeing the officers fled in different directions.
Officers then checked the area and discovered a black Smith and Wesson
pistol with no ammunition...
Commander of Defence Force extends condolences following traffic fatalities
- Sep 16, 2018 - 7:14:23 AM
A member of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is currently assisting
Police with investigations following a traffic accident earlier this
morning in which two pedestrians succumbed to their injuries.
to reports, the tragic incident occurred on Marathon Road around 1:00
a.m. September 16. The person involved was an off-duty (Woman) Marine of
the Royal Bahamas Defence driving a private vehicle at the time. The
unfortunate incident resulted in a male and female pedestrian succumbing
to their injuries...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Alleged Suicide in Malibu Reef
- Sep 15, 2018 - 10:39:24 PM
Reports are that on Saturday 15th September 2018, shortly before
6:00pm, police were called to a residence in Malibu Reef, where the body
of an adult female was discovered hanging in a home. An autopsy will be
performed to determine the exact cause of death. Police are actively
investigating this matter.
POLICE ARE APPEALING
TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR
INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR
CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477
Environmental Groups denounce efforts to ‘buy off’ residents
- Sep 15, 2018 - 7:24:12 AM
With a renewed campaign aimed at protecting and preserving Lighthouse
Point, various concerned environmental partners have been moved by the
outpouring of support. “Not only has the campaign successfully raised
public awareness – and reached the set goal of over 25 thousand
signatures on the petition to the Prime Minister,” said Re-Earth
President, Sam Duncombe, “but we have introduced new generations of
Eleutherans and Bahamians to the awe-inspiring beauty of the point.”
stewards of the environment, members of Re-Earth and Save The Bays were
saddened by reports of a counter-campaign on this island in support of
the Disney commercial development...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspect arraigned on fraud matters
- Sep 14, 2018 - 3:12:01 PM
Travis Alexander Coakley aka “Justin Thompson” age 24 years of Exuma,
was arraigned on Friday 14th September 2018, before Magistrate Renkin
Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on (42) counts
of Fraud by False Pretenses. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and
the matters were adjourned to the 3rd – 5th December 2018 and the 22nd -
24th January 2019 for trial. He was remanded to the Bahamas Department
of Correctional Services until trial...
Education Minister Praises Commonwealth Bank, stresses role of parents in education
- Sep 13, 2018 - 9:29:30 PM
Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd used a parenting forum to issue a
public thank you to Commonwealth Bank for its “extraordinary” support to
education and to tell parents that the role they play in their child’s
education cannot be overstated.
minister was speaking at the 9th Annual Parenting Forum on August 25,
held for the first time this year at William Johnson Auditorium on Joe
Farrington Road, a late and unavoidable change of location from the
Kendal GL Isaacs National Gymnasium where the event normally draws a
crowd of hundreds...
Grand Bahama suspect arraigned on murder and conspiracy to commit murder
- Sep 13, 2018 - 5:08:56 PM
Damargio Whymms age 24 years of #3 Flamingo Garden, New Providence,
was arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2
on the charge of Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder.
was not required to enter a plea, due to the nature of the charges.
Bail was denied and the matter was adjourned to Monday 17th December
2018. He was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until
RBPF Nassau: Police operation nets 24 arrests - Illegal firearm seized, 1 male in custody
- Sep 13, 2018 - 4:31:20 PM
POLICE are reporting the arrest of 24 persons in connection with a
number of serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery, possession of
illegal firearms and possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime
operation dubbed, “Strong Finish” conducted throughout New Providence
The operation which is consistent with
the Commissioner’s 2018 Policing Priority #1 Prevention and Reduction of
Crime, targeted persons involved in criminal activities...
Eleuthera’s Youth Endorse Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point
- Sep 13, 2018 - 1:55:47 PM
New Providence, Bahamas – Maureen A. Sedonaen once wrote, “Youth
involvement has moved forward. It is no longer seen as a rebellious act,
the way it was a few decades ago.” For a trio of young activists from
the island of Eleuthera this couldn’t be truer. Franchesca Hanna, 16,
Kristman Moss, 15 and Wadainya Weinburger – all students of the Central
Eleuthera High School recently gave their strong endorsement of, and
lent their voices to, the Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point joining
their adult counterparts from the One Eleuthera Foundation and the
Bahamas National Trust on a media tour to raise awareness about the need
for sustainable – and not commercial development of the area...
RBPF Nassau: Police officer shot and killed - Illegal firearm seized, 1 male - Armed robbery
- Sep 13, 2018 - 11:31:30 AM
POLICE have launched an intensive manhunt for the male responsible
for the fatal shooting of a Police Inspector, Wednesday, 12th
Reports are that around 3:00pm, the
Inspector, who has been identified as Carlis Blatch, was sitting in a
vehicle along with his daughter, in the vicinity of a Junior High
School, in the western district of New Providence, when he was
approached by a male armed with a firearm, who ordered him out of his
DNA: Condolences on passing of Inspector Carlos Blatch
- Sep 12, 2018 - 11:00:04 PM
I join with the Bahamian people in expressing my deep regret and
sympathies upon learning of the shooting incident that took place on our
streets here in the Capital, and the subsequent passing of aide-de-Camp
Inspector Carlis Blatch, who succumbed to injuries sustained during the
On behalf of the Democratic National Alliance,
our leaders, officers and members, I wish to extend sincere condolences
to Inspector Blatchs' family and the Royal Bahamas Police Force family...
Governor General's Statement on the Death of Inspector Carlis Blatch
- Sep 12, 2018 - 8:53:52 PM
Her Excellency, the Governor-General has been informed of the tragic
death of Inspector Carlis Blatch, who has served as Aide-de-Camp (ADC)
for the past four years. Her Excellency is deeply saddened by this
event, inasmuch as Inspector Blatch worked very closely with her in all
The Governor-General particularly extends sincere
sympathy to Mrs. Crystal Blatch and their children and wishes to assure
them of her prayers during this time of their bereavement.
Blatch has been on the staff of the Governor-General for the past 14
years, serving with distinction as the officer in charge of protocol,
then as ADC to the Governor-General...
BTVI student among small business grant winners
- Sep 12, 2018 - 1:24:55 PM
A student of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Education Training
Institute (BTVI) in Grand Bahama is among 14 individuals awarded grants
by the government for up to $5,000 to start businesses.
Bain, a grandmother of seven, is now a step closer to launching
FastCrafts Fast Ferry & Water Taxi Services, thanks to the Grand
Bahama Micro and Small Business Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurial
The self-starter grant winners have a wide
variety of businesses including: photography, craft stores, bakeries,
Selected Students Begin Doctors Hospital EMT Course
- Sep 12, 2018 - 10:15:45 AM
Twenty promising Bahamians have embarked on a four-month course to
become trained and certified Emergency Medical Technicians and
potentially land a guaranteed full-time job at Doctors Hospital.
The group of 15 women and five men were chosen following a rigorous selection process from a field of 782 applicants.
response to this unique opportunity being offered by Doctors Hospital
exceeded our wildest expectations,” said Vice President of Human
Resources Paul Haven...
Grand Bahama police discover illegal firearms and ammunition after foot chase
- Sep 12, 2018 - 7:45:32 AM
Reports are that on Tuesday 11th September 2018, shortly before 10:00pm,
officers of the Central Detective Unit while on mobile patrol in the
area of Coral Road and Royal Palm Way, observed a male on a motorcycle
acting suspicious. The male upon seeing the officers fled the scene, and
was observed throwing an object into bushes. Officers gave chase but
the suspect was able to make good his escape. Officers went back to the
area where they discovered a bag containing (2) two pistols with (13)
live rounds of 9mm ammunition...
Abaco Community looking to learn and connect at Business Outlook
- Sep 11, 2018 - 3:45:17 PM
Abaconians hope TCL Group’s 15th Annual Abaco Business Outlook (ABO)
will allow them to “come, learn and connect.” The forum will take place
on Thursday September 20, 2018 at the Abaco Beach Resort.
aims to connect local and external industry experts with stakeholders
in a conducive space, where all participating parties can discuss issues
plaguing the island, and identify opportunities for economic growth.
Among the subjects under consideration will be the island’s economic
challenges which currently include a decrease in airlift and high
This year’s keynote speaker will be Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Wanted posters
- Sep 11, 2018 - 12:19:24 PM
Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating four suspects
who are wanted by the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama.
first suspect is Gerald Alexander Russell aka “Jerry”, of Freeport,
Grand Bahama. He is wanted for Fraud by False Pretenses...
The second suspect is Omar Penn aka “Punch”, of Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for MURDER....
The third suspect is Omar Rolle of Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock. He is
wanted for Threats of Death...
Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Hosts First Interclub Assembly
- Sep 11, 2018 - 12:11:03 PM
On Saturday August 25th, 2018 Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas hosted its
first Interclub Assembly under the theme “Be The Inspiration”, which is
the 2018-2019 presidential theme for Rotary International President
Barry Rassin. Highlights of the Assembly included a panel of Past
Rotary Presidents who led the audience in a discussion on the topic,
“Challenges Faced by Clubs” and a panel discussion lead by Rotaractors
on the topic “Ensuring the Transition from Rotaract to Rotary”...
RBPF Nassau Wanted: 52 yr. old Hensley Pennerman
- Sep 10, 2018 - 10:00:05 PM
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is
wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary, armed robbery and
sexual assault investigations.
The suspect is
Hensley Pennerman, age 52 years. Pennerman is known to have lived in the Chippingham Community.
Pennerman is described as being about 5’8” tall, slim build with dark brown complexion...
GBPA’s CCEI Program supporting growth for BPO Sector
- Sep 10, 2018 - 4:51:13 PM
As Grand Bahama students head back to school, high school seniors will
have more and new options to prepare themselves for the workplace,
within the island’s growing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector.
Although Grand Bahama is a new and small player within this
multi-billion-dollar industry; executives at The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA), say that Freeport is ready to capture a
greater share of the consistent growth and investments occurring within
this burgeoning sector.
A little over two years ago, GBPA and
partners, itelBPO Solutions, established the Contact Center Education
Initiative (CCEI), and to-date more than 1000 students have completed
the program. Whilst it was initially intended to serve the newly
established ICT industry; skills gained have allowed graduates to easily
assimilate into any professional environment...