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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Dames announces Crime Fighting Initiatives - Aug 21, 2017 - 11:36:11 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- During a press conference on the Execution of Crime Fighting Initiatives of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), on August 19, 2017, at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames dispatched a stern message to criminals operating in The Bahamas.

"I will like to send a warning out to all those persons who continue to live a life of crime -- moving forward we intend to make your life very uncomfortable," Minister Dames said.  "We will use every resource at our disposal to ensure that you are made to account for your wrongdoings.

Community : Grand Bahama

Minister Pintard Tours Marco City Schools - Aug 21, 2017 - 10:40:27 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - August 18th, 2017 on a mission to ensure that Marco City schools are ready for the start of the fall term, Marco City MP and Minister of Youth Sports and Culture The Honorable Michael C. Pintard went on a tour of all public schools in his constituency. Traveling along with minister Pintard as an extra set of eyes was a team of construction professionals and chief councilor Kendal Culmer.

Minister Pintard and his team did walk throughs of each school along with the principal or top administrator...

News : New Providence

Mario Carey touts ‘Airbnb's potential to spur economic growth - Aug 21, 2017 - 10:24:41 PM

 
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The Bahamas has barely scratched the surface of benefits from the short-term home rental movement fostered by companies like Airbnb, says a top real estate broker.

“Airbnb is revolutionizing the travel market enabling visitors to live in a home or apartment where they can experience local life. Airbnb’s popularity among families is especially strong. They may be able to enjoy a pool, a back yard where children can play, a patio for friends to come over for a barbeque,” said Mario Carey, Chairman, Better Homes and Gardens MCR Bahamas Group. “While it is a great business for the homeowner and a great experience for the visitor, short-term home rentals like listings on Airbnb should also be viewed as a trigger for economic growth. The potential is unlimited with the trickle down effects and now that the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has signed an agreement with Airbnb the uncertainty about taxation, collection and referrals is resolved. That is definitely a step in the right direction that opens many more doors without burdening the homeowner with overregulation.”...

Community : Grand Bahama

BTC Brand Ambassador D-Mac thrills audiences during a Taste of Port Lucaya - Aug 21, 2017 - 9:43:32 PM

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BTC Brand Ambassador Dillon D-Mac Mckenzie wowed audiences at the weekly Taste of Port Lucaya event held at the Count Basie Square on Friday, August 18th. Throngs of local residents and tourists flocked to Port Lucaya for the event which also featured performances from the Swingers Junkanoo Group and a vocal competition highlighting local talent. BTC was on-site providing Phonecard and Top-up sales, while company representatives made themselves available to answer customer questions and address consumer queries...


News : Grand Bahama

GBPA’S efforts to address issue of dilapidated buildings and maintenance of the City of Freeport - Aug 21, 2017 - 5:51:42 PM


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Monday, 21st August, 2017 - The beautification and maintenance of the City of Freeport is always of paramount importance to The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (“GBPA”).

Due to the significant damage received from Hurricane Matthew and an increase in illegal dumping, GBPA has had to organize several efforts to restore the island to its previous state.

GBPA President, Ian Rolle, states, “the acts of those who contribute to the down trodden appearance of the city, intentional or not, are forcing us to intensify our efforts to counteract their actions.  Since Hurricane Matthew we have been carrying out structural inspections of a number of buildings throughout the City with a view of working with the owners to repair where necessary and/or demolish in severe cases.  In instances where we have gotten no response...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Two males in custody for alleged abduction - Aug 21, 2017 - 4:53:49 PM

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an alleged abduction that is being widely publicized  on social media.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm on Sunday 20th August 2017, police received a report of alleged abduction of a woman by two men in a Honda Accord vehicle on Taylor Street. Mobile Division officers on routine patrol were immediately dispatched to the area, where they intercepted the vehicle at the corner of East and Taylor Streets. The two male occupants were accosted and taken into custody...

Community

BTC Working to fulfil the great commission” company donates $24,000 to help those in need - Aug 21, 2017 - 3:34:56 PM

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We are our brother’s keeper.” These were the sentiments expressed by Interim CEO Dexter Cartwright as BTC gave $24,000.00 to the Great Commission Ministries. The funds will assist the ministry with providing hot meals to thousands of persons in need for two years. BTC al

“BTC has partnered with the Great Commission Ministries for more than a decade now. We usually provide the organization with an annual donation during the Christmas period, allowing them to spread cheer and hope. We realize that there are many people who are hurting in this country, and sometimes the small things matter so much. In addition to our donation, members of our iVolunteer team visited the organization and gave parcels of grocery...

News : International : Caribbean News

RUBiS committed to Jamaican growth agenda through Infrastructural investments - Aug 21, 2017 - 2:20:45 PM

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Kingston, Jamaice - RUBiS Energy Jamaica is making a big investment locally with their infrastructural upgrade programme, which is 100 percent planned, overseen and executed by local engineers and contractors. The petroleum marketing and bulk distribution company is fully supportive and is contributing to Jamaica’s financial growth agenda, which is overseen by the Economic Growth Committee (EGC), through tangible investments. RUBiS recently reopened the fuel forecourt at its latest upgraded facility, RUBiS Old Hope Road following six months of wide-ranging improvements.   
                       
The service station located at, 94 Old Hope Road, Kingston, underwent extensive engineering works including construction of a new service station building, installation of a new canopy, fuel tanks and smart fuel pump control systems...

News : New Providence

Dr. Lightbourne successfully reverses symptoms of Diabetes 2 in a patient without insulin - Aug 21, 2017 - 1:26:15 PM

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For patients suffering from Type-2 Diabetes, the daily prick is as predictable as the changing of the tides. But the wave of wellness that is sweeping the medical industry may just be changing the way doctors treat diabetes. And one local expert who treated hundreds of patients in emergency rooms at PMH and the private hospital in New Providence before dedicating his practice to preventative medicine and healthy lifestyles has already reversed the symptoms in a patient who is now insulin-free.

“It has been estimated that there are nearly 40,000 people living with diabetes in The Bahamas and another 30,000-plus who present with pre-diabetic conditions,” said Dr. Arlington Lightbourne, founder of the Wellness Clinic, Collins Avenue...

Bahamas Weather

Severe Weather Warning for North and Central Andros, Eleuthera and Cat Island - Aug 21, 2017 - 11:55:46 AM


The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from 11:30am EDT until 1:00pm Monday 21st August 2017.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the North and Central Andros, Eleuthera and Cat Island and their adjacent waters.

At 11:25am observation, radar and satellite imagery depicted a cluster/line of thunderstorms associated with a trough of low pressure approaching the mentioned islands...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather forecast starting Monday, August 21st - Aug 21, 2017 - 10:30:10 AM

Bahamas Public Forecast

3 day Bahamas Public forecast for today and tonight, Monday 21st August, 2017


General situation: A trough over the Central and Southeast Bahamas this morning will produce some unsettled weather as it moves quickly across the Northwest Bahamas by this afternoon. Meanwhile, a surface high pressure ridge continues to lift North of the area, off the coast of the Carolina's...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau : Police searching for suspects in 3 separate armed robberies and suspects in shooting incident - Aug 21, 2017 - 9:52:56 AM


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: Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in locating the suspects responsible for three separate armed robberies.

In the first incident, shortly after 11:30am on Sunday 20th August 2017, a man was standing outside of a church located on Montrose Avenue, when two men armed with handguns approached and robbed him of a deposit bag..

Police searching of suspects in shooting incident :  Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in locating a suspect responsible for a shooting incident that occurred on Monday 21st August 2017....

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau : Murder suspect taken into custody - 9 Arrested, 36 drivers ticketed - Aug 21, 2017 - 9:47:39 AM

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: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, shortly after 11:30pm on Sunday 20th August 2017
, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team, acting on information arrested an adult male at his residence in Chippingham in connection with a recent murder...

9 Arrested, 36 Drivers ticketed by mobile  Division Officers during 24 hours period
: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime...

Community

CHTA Education Foundation Education Foundation awards more than $130,000 In scholarships this year - Aug 20, 2017 - 10:30:17 PM

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MIAMI (August 18, 2017) - The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is awarding more than $130,000 worth of scholarships to nearly three dozen Caribbean students this year.
 
Including the renewal of 12 scholarships awarded to students last year, this academic year will record a total of 34 scholarships funded by the nonprofit group. Seventy people applied this year and scholarships range, on average, from US$2,000 to $5,000 and are exclusively for tuition costs. Universities such as Johnson & Wales provide matching grants for CHTAEF recipients, effectively doubling the...

Columns : Screen Scene

The Dark Tower - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 20, 2017 - 10:14:38 PM

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Worlds collide in an adventure that is not always the best of both worlds.

One of the taglines for this movie: One Sworn To Protect It. One Sworn To Destroy It. A young teen with visions of another world accidentally enters that world when beings from it try to capture him under false pretenses. While there he must team up with a legendary hero to stop a legendary evil threatening to bring about the end of all of creation.

Jake Chambers is a boy with special psychic abilities that make him valuable to beings from another dimension wishing to use his gift in a way that could destroy an ancient construct. Roland Deschain is the last of an elite group called...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Execution of Crime Fighting Initiatives - Minister of National Security - Aug 20, 2017 - 10:12:17 PM


After getting the news of another murder this morning, I decided to convene a meeting with Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade, along with his executive team and divisional commanders to review their current strategy. After hearing from them and knowing what we are up against, I requested of them to redouble their efforts.

As a result of our meeting, they have decided to execute a number of initiatives.

While efforts in tackling crime are static in many ways they are also fluid as our approach is based on what is occurring. Towards this end, they are further enhancing senior command at a divisional level on a 24-hour basis.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government House Chef Jared Forbes spends six weeks as a Royal Household Hospitality Scholar - Aug 20, 2017 - 7:14:48 PM

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Congratulations to Chef Jared Forbes, Government House's Food Service Manager for the last six years, who gained the unique opportunity to participate in Royal Household Hospitality Scholarship training in Britain recently to enhance mastery of his culinary craft.
 
The programme of six weeks provided study with seven other scholars within the Master of the Household's Department in the Queen's Residences at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM and Works Parliamentary Secretary tour seawall project at Smith’s Point - Aug 20, 2017 - 6:48:54 PM

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With a low pressure area categorized tracking towards The Bahamas and soon expected to become a Tropical Storm, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Peter Turnquest, along with Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Hon. Iram Lewis, on Friday wanted to get an update on work being carried out on the seawall at Smith’s Point.

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary, August 18, 2017, invited members of the press along to meet with the Contractor for the latest news concerning the much-anticipated project in the Smith’s Point Community...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

High-powered weapon and drugs seized - 3 arrested for drug possession - several drivers ticked - Aug 20, 2017 - 1:31:40 PM

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High-powered weapon and drugs seized in home raid, two males in custody
- Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement..

Three males arrested for drug possession - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Selective Enforcement Team officers...

4 Arrested, 27 drivers ticketed by Mobile Division Officers during 24 hours period - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile...

Community

Solomon's 4th Annual Back-To-School Trade Show to benefit customers & AIDS Foundation of The Bahamas - Aug 20, 2017 - 12:04:12 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas, August 20, 2017— This Saturday, Solomon’s Super Center is helping parents and students get in gear for back-to-school with a trade show and community outreach initiative. Beginning at noon, more than 15 clubs and afters chool programs will showcase activities for students heading into the fall semester. Vendors will also be on hand sampling healthy snack options to fill lunchboxes and offering tips for hair, skin and dental care. During the event, shoppers will have a chance to support the AIDS Foundation of The Bahamas’ After School Program by donating new uniforms, clothing, school supplies and food to the non-profit initiative spearheaded by the Zonta Club of Nassau.

“It’s already August and before we know it, our children will be back-to-school. Each year, we put on the trade show to help parents plan for the upcoming semester. It’s a way for them to find reputable afterschoo

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