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RBPF Wanted: Bernard 'Jerome' Ferguson of Grand Bahama - Sep 30, 2014 - 9:51:18 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand
Bahama are asking the public’s assistance in locating 24 year old
Bernard Jerome Ferguson aka “Jerome”. He is wanted for (7) counts of
Stealing from a Dwelling House, Major Damage and Trespassing. He stands
at 5’9” in height, weights 193 lbs., off average built with medium brown
complexion. His last known address is #200 Eleuthera Drive, Hawksbill,
The subject should be approached with caution, any
information concerning this person you are asked to contact the Lucaya
Police Station at telephone numbers 373-1112/374-3714 or the Central
Detective Unit at telephone numbers 350-3108/7 or 911/919 or call your
nearest police station...
Grand Bahama “Structual Fire at a School" in Grasmere Subdivision - Sep 30, 2014 - 9:41:23 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - On Tuesday 30th
September 2014 sometime around 7:30am, police received information about
a structural fire at a school located in the Grasmere Subdivision area.
Officers of the Fire Department responded and reported upon arrival
observed fire and smoke damages that were confined to several rooms to
the school. The reported estimated loss/or damages are $80,000.00
(eighty thousand dollars).
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, police are actively investigating this matter...
CDC confirms Dallas patient first Ebola case in U.S. - Sep 30, 2014 - 5:35:36 PM
U.S. Federal health officials have
confirmed that a patient being treated at the Texas Health Presbyterian
Hospital Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.
The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States.
hospital said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms
and travel history suggested the patient may have Ebola.
A CDC press conference on first Ebola case diagnosed in US at 5:30PM ET.
BOC's Romell Knowles to present at International Olympic Committee Forum - Sep 30, 2014 - 5:05:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Romell
Knowles, Secretary General of the Bahamas Olympic Committee and
International Softball Federation Hall of Fame designate will represent
the Bahamas at the International Olympic Committee Forum on "Basic
Principles of Good Governance."
Knowles, who holds an Executive
Master's Degree in Sports Organization Management was invited by the
International Olympic Committee to be one of the presenters and will
speak on the topic:
Election process: Procedure for elections / eligibility conditions / specific qualifications required.
Caribbean Designers to Showcase at Dominicana Moda 2014 - Sep 30, 2014 - 5:01:05 PM
BARBADOS - The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export),
under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) supports six (6) regional
designers to be part of Dominicana Moda 2014 (DM2014) in the Dominican
The Agency is pleased to support Kimya Glasgow of St.
Vincent & the Grenadines, who specialises in eco-luxury Resort wear;
Heather Jones International of Trinidad & Tobago, which produces
hand-painted silk chiffon garments; Christian Boucaud Designs, also of
Trinidad & Tobago, which creates custom resort wear garments; Jean
Yves Marchand of Haiti, who specialises in ready to wear clothing and
Reve Jewelry and Accessories of Jamaica, who creates luxury, hand-made
Stimulating Creativity and Prosperity Through Family Island Leadership - Sep 30, 2014 - 4:41:54 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas --
Installing Local Government Practitioners to create economic
opportunities in the Family Islands is the Bahamas Government’s
strategic approach to global business sustainability. Under the theme
“Re-tooling & Strengthening Local Government To Lead Future Economic
Expansion and Diversification In The Family Islands,” the Department of
Local Government expects to stimulate creativity and economic
prosperity through Family Island leadership.
Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, who officially opened the Local
Government Leadership Training Seminar, September 29, at Melia Nassau
Beach Hotel, told Local Government Practitioners and Family Island...
(Video) Hon Fred Mitchell statement at United Nations General Assembly - Sep 30, 2014 - 3:00:04 PM
"There are no higher priorities for The Bahamas: the environment,
fighting crime and containing illegal immigration. These matters for The
Bahamas go to the very root of our existence."
NEW YORK, NY -
National Statement by the Hon. Frederick A. Mitchell, MP Minister of
Foreign Affairs and Immigration of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas at
The Sixty-ninth Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly
30th September, 2014, New York on the Unga Theme: "Delivering on and
Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda" :
Mr. President, The
Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, said this a few days
ago: “Don’t be demoralised by your income; be inspired by your outcome”.
should be a driving principle, as all countries, particularly the Small
Island Developing States, seek to determine what the post-2015
Development Agenda will be. The obstacles are many.
Bahamas National Pride Association calls on Governor General - Sep 30, 2014 - 2:54:31 PM
Nassau Bahamas - Members of the Bahamas
National Pride Association paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on September 29,
Pictured from left: Dr. Bridgette Rolle; Judy Williams; Olvin
Rees, chairman; Dame Marguerite Pindling; Joanne Johnson; Ginny
McKinney; and Anthony Capron...
Palm Cay 2nd Annual Family Fishing Fun Day Nets Big Smiles - Sep 30, 2014 - 2:24:24 PM
Reid reeled in his catch grinning from ear-to-ear and, like any
fisherman, knew luck was now on his side. He had landed a jack, a
little blue runner. It weighed in at under a half pound. That was just
least, we didn’t get skunked,” proclaimed the 8-and a half-year-old,
mimicking his parents’ phrase that means whatever the expense of having a
boat and the cost of fuel, the fish are not laughing at you -- you’ve
got something to show for a day of being out there on the water, doing
your best to get dinner from anywhere besides the store or ramp...
RBPF Nassau report 2 stabbings and a shooting overnight - Sep 30, 2014 - 2:16:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the
public’s help in solving two stabbings and a shooting incident that has
left three males detained in hospital on Monday 29th September 2014.
the first incident, shortly after 1:00pm, a man was walking on St.
Vincent Road, when a man known to him stabbed to the back and fled on
foot. The victim was transported to hospital, where his condition is
listed as stable.
NPCA road cycling race results from September 28th - Sep 30, 2014 - 2:02:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Results of the New Providence Cycling Association 32 miles Road Race held on Sunday 28th September, 2014
Overall Results are enclosed.
Please note the
Bertram Cowboy Musgrove aka Tour De New Providence is coming up 25th
and 26th October, 2014 . This is a Three Stage race and there will be
RBPF Nassau: Sunday night armed robbery and a sexual assault incidents - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:37:18 PM
, Bahamas - POLICE
are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery and a sexual
assault that occurred on Sunday 28th September 2014.
first incident, shortly before 5:00pm, a man had just arrived at his
Marigold Farm home, when a man armed with a handgun approached him and
robbed him of his house keys. Two other men joined the gunman and took
the victim into his home, where they robbed him of his cell phone, a
flat screen television and his ATM card. The suspects then sped off in
the victim’s silver Toyota van...
Nassau police Identify alleged electrocution victim - 8 arrested overnight - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:32:01 PM
Police Identify victim in alleged electrocution: POLICE has identified the young boy who was
alleged to have been electrocuted last week at Orange Hill as 8 – year
old Kaden Brown of Coral Harbour.
8 arrested overnight: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2014, Mobile Division saturation patrols intended to
reduce crime and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit
criminal activities resulted in the arrest of nine (9) persons overnight
for various minor and major offences.
Caribbean Export contributes towards strengthening trade relations between The Caribbean and China - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:12:20 PM
Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) supported a
contingent of representatives from four (4) of the Region’s Business
Support Organisations (BSOs) to participate in the 8th China LAC
Business Summit that was held in Changsha, China between September
The mission to China led by the Honourable Minister
Donville Inniss, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce
and Small Business Development for Barbados sought to build relations,
discover new potential trading partners and promote the Caribbean for
viable investment opportunities. Speaking at the China LAC Summit,
Minister Inniss noted that the areas for future cooperation between
China and the Caribbean included financial services, logistics, tourism
and hotel development, agribusiness and infrastructure development...
Bahamas Gov't to be Flexible About Pricing Display During Onset of VAT - Sep 30, 2014 - 11:42:49 AM
The Ministry of Finance announced there will be some leniency with pricing display during the early days of the VAT.
statement comes after retail businesses voiced concerns about the
amount of effort that will be required to change all display prices
immediately on January 1st. “We recognize that many businesses, such as
retail grocers, will need extra days and perhaps weeks beyond January
1st to replace sticker prices on all shelved inventory. As such, they
will be given until February 28 to complete the process,” Financial
Secretary, John Rolle said. As of March 2015, enforcement of VAT
inclusive price displays will become more absolute.
the VAT Act, VAT registrants will have to display all prices inclusive
of any amount of VAT that must be paid. In other words, the 7.5% VAT
Commonwealth Secretary General welcomed to The Bahamas - Sep 30, 2014 - 11:30:39 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas -
Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat His Excellency
Kamalesh Sharma, left, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie, September 29, at the Office of the Prime Minister,
Secretary General of
the Commonwealth Secretariat His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, left, paid
a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie,
September 29, at the Office of the Prime Minister, Cable Beach. During
his official visit to The Bahamas, September 28-30
U.S. Embassy (Bahamas) Partners with Local Organizations to Promote Social Inclusion - Sep 30, 2014 - 11:29:36 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Special
Olympics Bahamas to host the annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day
celebration at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence on Saturday,
September 27. As in years passed, the front lawn of the residence was
transformed into a “Mini Camp Shriver” where hundreds of Special
Olympics Bahamas athletes and volunteers enjoyed a morning of fun, food
and games. The event served as an opportunity to
honor the legacy of the founder of the Special Olympics organization,
the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who spent her life committed to people
with intellectual disabilities...
Public Service Week and Retirees Recognized in Grand Bahama - Sep 30, 2014 - 11:02:30 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
- The 15th Annual Public Service Week & Recognition of Retirees
2014 events got started Sunday, September 28, in Grand Bahama with a
Service of Thanksgiving at the Pro Cathedral of Christ the King, and an
Appreciation Luncheon under the patronage of Minister of Labour &
National Insurance and Minister of the Public Service the Hon. Shane
for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville brought remarks, and
introduced Minister Gibson who brought words of gratitude and best
wishes from his ministry. Public Service Week Celebrations, October
14-26, are under the theme ‘Charting the Course, Serving the Nation, and
Securing the Future.’
Red Rose Ball Charity Event returns to Grand Bahama, November 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014 - 10:43:41 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
It's that TIME again! The Red Rose Ball
Committee will host the 15th Annual Charity Black Tie Event under the
distinguished Patron of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, the right honourable Perry G. Christie and Mrs. Bernadette
Christie set for Saturday, November 1st, 2014. This is an event you
won’t want to miss, As we the Red Rose Ball Committee predicts that this
year’s event will be even BETTER than any past events, so the place to
be this year is the Grand Ballroom, Grand Lucayan Resort this and every
The Red Rose Ball Committee will host a magnificent
black-tie Charity event, themed: " An Evening in Paris" which will be
held on November 1st, 2014 in a continued collaborative effort with our
Partners whom have taken a stand in helping us in the fight against
HIV/AIDS in Grand Bahama...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Tuesday, September 30th - Sep 30, 2014 - 10:16:46 AM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight,
Tuesday 30th September 2014.
General situation: A low near Florida along with deep tropical moisture
continues to affect the weather across the Northwest Bahamas.
Northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the extreme Northwest Bahamas.
Gusty winds and higher seas in and around showers and thunderstorms...
NAGB seeks artwork by Brent Malone - Sep 30, 2014 - 9:46:59 AM
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas has begun the first phase of the
development of a major retrospective exhibition of the work of the late
R. Brent Malone. The exhibition will be curated by Bahamian art
historian and educator Dr. Erica James and will open in 2015.
In preparation for the exhibition, the gallery requests that any person
who owns work by Brent Malone and is willing to have it included in the
exhibition and/or the accompanying catalogue, to please contact Dr
James with the following: a basic photograph of the work, its date,
title and medium (if known), along with the owner’s name and contact
information. All images and information provided will be held in the
Popular John Maxwell's 'Learn to Lead' Bahamas Premiere and Impact on COBUS - Sep 30, 2014 - 9:46:21 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Sapientia Global Solutions
(SGS, a Bahamian management and leadership group will premiere a truly
unique Dr. John C. Maxwell L2: Learn to Lead live global leadership
simulcast and sponsor (10) ten College of The Bahamas Union of Students
(COBUS) to attend their newly licensed live simulcast coming on Friday,
October 10, 2014, hosted by John C. Maxwell Certified Coaches Sandra
Smith and Leabner Forbes at Super Clubs Breezes, West Bay Street, Cable
Beach starting at 7:30 am. Guests and locals can connect in the
SeaBreeze Ballroom during a half day live streaming premiere event with a
dynamic line-up of expert speakers to succeed as future community
“This local opportunity, particularly for our sponsored
youth and future leaders will demonstrate a shared L2: Learn to Lead
experience among participants worldwide while adding value to local
Bahamian communities, ” said Sandra Smith, Managing Director of SGS.
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Bahamas Chamber Best in Business Awards Nominations Open - Sep 30, 2014 - 9:14:34 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
BIBA recognizes the best in Bahamian entrepreneurship honoring business
owners of integrity and businesses that have had the greatest positive
impact on our communities. Nominees must be Chamber members and cannot
nominate themselves. Winners are selected by a committee based on
criteria such as the uniqueness of the business model and level of
positive impact on the community.
The 2014 awards will be presented on Thursday, October 30th at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Ballroom in Nassau.
include: Lifetime Achievement, Male Entrepreneur of the Year, Female
Entrepreneur of the Year, Best New Business of the Year...
Experience Grand Bahama with Island Jeep & Car Rental - Sep 30, 2014 - 8:29:09 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Planning your next vacation to Grand Bahama? Island Jeep & Car Rental has you covered!
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Memories Grand Bahama has 4 restaurants & 6 bars to celebrate every taste - Sep 30, 2014 - 5:54:02 AM
Grand Bahama Island - Enjoy sumptuous dishes at Memories Grand Bahama
Beach Resort's 4 restaurants and refreshments at 6 themed bars.
Unlimited reservation-free gourmet dining plus 24hr snacks and unlimited
From the Steak House Restaurant, to the
authentic Italian restaurant, Memories Grand Bahama Beach Resort's a la
carte dining experiences are truly world class. Their buffet restaurant
is the ideal place to savor international dishes prepared with fresh
local ingredients right before your eyes. Visit the Cafe for the best of
Europe, offering baked...
TASTE Sabor at the Pelican Bay Hotel! - Sep 30, 2014 - 3:30:51 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas -
Sabor is the island’s freshest place to savor all the tastes
of the tropical. With its innovative fusion menu, Sabor
is one of the hottest restaurants in the Bahamas.
The magic starts in the kitchen where our Chefs use only the best seasonal catches and ingredients.
You can always expect gourmet meals with an emphasis on taste and
flavor. Located in the garden of Pelican Bay Hotel diners have a
marvelous view over the yachts in the Port Lucaya marina, among swaying
palm trees, all poolside at the boutique resort...
Bahamas Social Services Holds 50th Anniversary Luncheon - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:33:45 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie gave the key address at the
Social Services Anniversary Luncheon, September 28, at the British
The 50th celebratory luncheon capped an abundance of
anniversary activity for the Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development that included Church Service, 50thAnniversary Exhibit at the
Mall at Marathon, and Long Service Awards, recognizing the work and the
many dedicated leaders and staff of what has become one of the largest
government departments since its launch in 1964...
Bahamas to Recognize 'Older Persons Month' in October - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:26:59 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Minister of Social Services and
Community Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin Monday challenged all
organizations, institutions, stakeholders and the wider community to become
equal partners with the Government in its efforts to create conditions that
will further promote and protect the rights and dignity of the country’s senior
“The process of
life’s stages can present each of us with various challenges, and it is
inevitable that older persons will be equally, and in some instances, more
challenged by life’s experiences,” Mrs. Griffin said.