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GGYA BASE 2014 Makes Inagua Independence Trek - Jul 25, 2014 - 1:51:00 AM
What better way for
the Governor General's Youth Awards (GGYA) to commemorate the 41st
anniversary of Bahamian Independence than by visiting the southernmost
island in the Bahamian archipelago, Inagua.
Scores of GGYA
participants packed their backpacks for the trek in Inagua, marking the
first time that the programme took BASE (The Bahamas Award Scheme
Expedition) to that island. BASE 2013 brought 60 young people to the
island of Exuma.
Denise Mortimer, GGYA
National Executive Director expressed excitement about taking the
programme to its furthest location thus far. She thanked the team of
staff and volunteers, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...
RBPF: Female body found after house fire on Collins Avenue, Nassau - Jul 25, 2014 - 12:12:44 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are investigating
the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body burnt beyond
recognition in a house fire on Thursday 24th July 2014.
to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, Police received a report of a house
fire on Collins Avenue. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they met
a house engulf in flames.
Firefighters extinguished the fire
and upon examining the interior of the home found a body suspected to be
that of a female burnt beyond recognition.
Bahamas highlights 75th anniversary of World’s first undersea Post Office - Jul 24, 2014 - 6:46:02 PM
The Bahamas – The Bahamas Postal Services announces the release a new series of
commemorative stamps on August 16, 2014 which will pay tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the World’s
first undersea Post Office.
The new stamps will depict the pioneering work of John Ernest
(“J.E.”) Williamson (1881-1966), whose underwater photography drew mass
attention to the beautiful and precious natural resources of The Bahamas.
Designed by Derek Miller and printed by Lowe-Martin, the stamps
feature a 15 cent stamp, a 50 cent stamp, a 65 cent stamp and a 70 cent stamp...
Police in Andros arrest man and woman for unlawful sexual intercourse - Jul 24, 2014 - 5:53:30 PM
Andros, Bahamas - POLICE in Andros took into
custody on Wednesday 23rd July 2014, a 23 – year old man of Calabash
Bay, Andros for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse along with a 24 – year old
woman of Calabash Bay Andros for Failing to report an alleged Sexual
Intercourse of a minor.
The man and woman were arrested shortly
after 6:00am at their home in Andros. The duo has been transported to
New Providence, where Detectives from the Sexual Offences Unit at CDU
are continuing investigations into this incident...
Svitzer officially opens Regional Training Centre in Bahamas - Jul 24, 2014 - 5:15:19 PM
With an inaugural
event held on July 24, 2014, Svitzer has officially opened its Regional
Training Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.
Centre features one of the most complete navigation simulator
facilities in the region, with stations for assisted ship and two
harbour tugs. The simulator has been developed by FORCE Technology of
Denmark, and deployed by Svitzer in close cooperation with Freeport
Harbour Company and Mediterranean Shipping Company.
facility will allow for joint training of pilots and tug captains and
it can be customized for specific harbours, vessels or operating
RBPF Nassau: Investigate death of a woman - Identify homicide victim - DEU Officers seize handgun and Ammunition - Jul 24, 2014 - 5:12:43 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
DEU Officers seize handgun and Ammunition: According to reports, shortly before 10:45pm
on Wednesday 23rd July 2014, Drug Enforcement Unit officers acting on
intelligence, conducted a search of a bushy area behind a building
located at Quakoo Street, where they uncovered a handgun along with a
quantity of ammunition...
Investigate death of a woman:POLICE are investigating the circumstances
surrounding the death of a 45 – year old woman who died suddenly at a
home located at 6th Street, Coconut Grove around 10:30pm on Wednesday
23rd July 2014...
Identify homicide victim: POLICE have identified the man shot and killed at Sunset Park on Tuesday 22nd July 2014, as Michael Dominick McIntosh 21, of Jacaranda Street, Pinewood Gardens.
OAS Members Call for Cease Fire and End to the Violence in Gaza - Jul 24, 2014 - 5:10:44 PM
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), during the regular meeting held
heard the positions of member states and the Secretary General of the
institution, José Miguel Insulza, on the escalation of violence in Gaza,
which has claimed more than 700 lives to this point.
The representatives, who read the official positions of their
governments, and Secretary General Insulza, mentioned the need for an
immediate cease fire, an end to the violence that fundamentally affects
innocent civilians, and support for the measures of the United Nations.
Svitzer opens training centre in Grand Bahama - Jul 24, 2014 - 4:19:52 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
– The country’s maritime industry got a boost in the right direction
Thursday with the decision by Svitzer to open its Regional Training
Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Since 1833, Svitzer has
provided safety and support at sea. With a reported 4,000 plus
employees, a fleet of more than 400 vessels and operating all over the
world, the company is said to be a global market leader in towage and
emergency response. The firm is head-quartered in Copenhagen, Denmark
and it is part of the A.P.Moller-Maersk Group.
#TheCinemas: Between Friends, The Purge: Anarchy and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes - Jul 24, 2014 - 4:16:03 PM
This week #TheCinemas looks at
which is a film from Trinidad and Tobago that begins playing at
Galleria Cinema this weekend in Nassau. We're encouraging the public to
support the movie and support Caribbean film. We also take a look at
The Purge: Anarchy and the impressive
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
This episode spotlights the
Caribbean Smart Phone Film Contest
as well. Caribbean filmmakers are encouraged to begin producing their
Smart Phone films in light of the deadline. Galleria Cinemas is still
working out the details as to how this will coincide with the 11th
Bahamas International Film Festival, but nothing should hinder
filmmakers from beginning. Open to the entire Caribbean region. Open to
amateurs or professionals.
Bahamasair Partners with the Ministry of Tourism - Jul 24, 2014 - 3:35:19 PM
the nation’s national flag carrier has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism
(MOT) as it works to attract passengers for its West Palm Beach to Nassau
to Woody Wilson, Senior Sales Manager, Bahamasair, the national flag carrier brought
Jay Zeager, the morning show host of
Seaview Radio in West Palm Beach, on Thursday, July 17, for a
four day stay to promote the service.
Wilson said, “We asked him to come over and broadcast live from here, and we
have paired him with Star 106 here in Nassau...
RBPF Nassau: Female arrested by DEU Officers during raid - 15 arrests and 2 nightclubs closed during operation - 12 other arrests - Jul 24, 2014 - 2:39:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Female arrested by DEU Officers during raid: POLICE have made another dent in the fight
against drugs as a result of a large drug seizure and the arrest of a 26
– year old female on Wednesday 23rd July 2014....
15 arrested and 2 Nightclubs closed during operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s 2014
Policing Priorities, a team of officers from the Southern Division
conducted a major police operation in the division overnight. The
operated targeted a number of persons wanted for a number of major and
12 suspects arrested during Eastern Division Operation:Consistent with the Commissioner’s 2014
Policing Priorities, a team of officers from the Eastern Division
conducted a major police operation in the division overnight. The
operated targeted a number of persons wanted for a number of major and
Sands, ‘Man In The Boat’ Sculling Races Brings Magic to Grand Bahama Regatta - Jul 24, 2014 - 1:08:36 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama –
Grand Bahama, also known as the Magic City came alive this past weekend
as hundreds of Bahamians flocked to Taino Beach for the 19th Annual GB
Regatta and the crowd pleasing Sands ‘Man In the Boat’ sculling races.
In an effort to heighten the
awareness of the Regatta and as an official sponsor, the Bahamian
Brewery and Beverage Company kicked off the festivities with a motorcade
throughout the streets of Grand Bahama on Thursday July 17th handing
out free products to excited persons lining the streets along the route...
Michael Halkitis House Communication on the Tabling of the Vat Bill - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:49:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Communication by State Minister for Finance the Hon. Michael Halkitis:
The tabling of the Value Added Tax Bill in this Honourable House is an historic moment in the history of our nation.
Following many years of study and
discussion, at times heated and contentious, we are finally taking up
the challenge, and shouldering the responsibility, of bringing our
system of taxation up to the proper and appropriate standards of the
Bahamas Basketball Federation calls on Governor General - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:44:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Governor-General
Dame Marguerite Pindling welcomed the president of the Bahamas
Basketball Federation, Charlie Robins, and other members for a courtesy
call at Government House, July 23, 2014.
Pictured sitting rom left:
Clifford Rahming, Mr. Robins, Dame Marguerite, Mario Bowleg and Sharon
Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson / Fred Higgs Golf Challenge inaugurates in Grand Bahama - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:37:40 PM
LUCAYA, Grand Bahama – The smooth green surface of the Reef Golf Course is playing host to a major golf tournament.
first Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson / Fred Higgs Golf Challenge got
underway on July 22nd, attracting a large number of competitors
including former outstanding Bahamian basketball players and company
The event is being sponsored by the
Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Golf Federation along with the
support of the Bahamas Basketball Federation...
Latrae Rahaming remarks at Economic and Social Renaissance Fox Hill Branch Meeting - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:10:03 PM
Bahamas - On July 23rd Latrae Rahming and the Fox Hill Progressive
Liberal Party gathered at Doris Johnson High School, where Rahming spoke on current
issues and the accomplishments of the government. His speech discussed
immigration, empowering Bahamians, economic inequality, education,
crime, tourism, college affordability, health care, politics, and the
Madam Chairman, Party Officers, Members of the
Progressive Liberal Party, Fellow Supporters, and My Fellow Bahamians
Good Night. Home is where the heart is. Like Lebron James I am to
returning to my home the great constituency of Fox Hill where the
foundation of my bloodline resides.
Similarly the foundation of this party resides in the platform of 1962 which was the blue print for governance by the PLP...
Bahamians honour Sir Arlington at 20th Commonwealth Games - Jul 24, 2014 - 11:54:49 AM
Sir Arlington Butler
received the Meritorious award for long an outstanding service to the
Olympic and Commonwealth Games Federation. The Commonwealth Games
Federation meetings are taking place in Glasgow, Scotland.
Bahamas has a 51 member team at the event competing in track and field, swimming, judo, boxing, wresting and cycling.
Grand Bahama police searching for Nassau murder suspect, Kareem Abdul Moss - Jul 24, 2014 - 11:53:59 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand
Bahama are searching for Kareem Abdul Moss age 37 years of #57 Blue Hill
& Cowpen Road, New Providence Apt #2 and Grand Bahama Spinney Road,
Freeport. He stands at 5’8” tall, light brown complexion, slim built,
bald head and weighs between 160 – 180 lbs.
He is wanted for Murder and is considered armed and extremely dangerous and should be approached with caution.
If you have any information concerning this person please contact the police in Grand Bahama at ...
Florida Air Academy is coming to The Bahamas - Jul 24, 2014 - 11:34:01 AM
Florida Air Academy (FAA), the Melbourne, Florida-based boarding school for boys and girls in 6th through 12th grade,
is once again returning to the Bahamas. Representatives from the academy will be available to meet with prospective students
July 29th and July 30th at the
British Colonial Hilton, Nassau.
To accommodate busy schedules ‘drop in hours’ are
5:00pm through 8:00pm,
Tuesday, July 29th and
1:00pm through 5:00pm,
Wednesday July 30th. One-on-One private appointments are available
July 30th, from
9:00am to 1:00pm...
Nassau's Chantal Adderley makes Dean's List at Maine Maritime Academy - Jul 24, 2014 - 11:32:57 AM
Maine Maritime Academy Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2014
CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy recently named students to their
Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester
of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a
grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Chantal Adderley, of Nassau, Bahamas made the Spring 2014 Dean's List,
graduating with a degree in Marine Transportation Operations.
World's top soccer league rewards Grand Bahama camp's top kids - Jul 24, 2014 - 11:04:41 AM
Bahamas - The happy smiling faces of three youngsters about to head out
on the sporting trip of a lifetime. Kadicia Babb (centre), Cameron
Chandler (second left) and Donte Singh (second right) were selected by
the UK visiting coaches for the top prize at this year’s Sir Jack
Hayward Soccer Camp. They will be joined by fellow camper Courtni Pinder
(pictured separately) who is currently off island.
quartet’s all-round contribution at the camp, held in Freeport, Grand
Bahama last month, won them a two-day all-expenses paid trip to the
final of the Guinness Cup in Miami on August 4. They will enjoy all the
razzmatazz and then watch two of the most famous soccer clubs in the
world fight it out for this prestigious trophy...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Thursday, July 24th - Jul 24, 2014 - 10:43:37 AM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Thursday 24th July 2014.
General situation: A weak high pressure system continues to be the
dominant weather feature across the Bahamas, generating hot and humid
conditions across the islands.
Weather: Partly sunny to mostly sunny, hot and humid with the chance of a
brief passing shower or two or even a possible isolated thunderstorm
mainly during the late afternoon hours, turning fair and warm tonight.
Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers and thunderstorms...
Roberts: Latest jobs report shows that country on right track - Jul 24, 2014 - 1:57:27 AM
The latest Labour
Force Survey published by the Department of Statistics is proof positive
that under the Christie administration, The Bahamas is indeed on course
and moving in the right direction.
I congratulate the government
for its focused leadership in directing this meteoric economic
turnaround in just two short years. Inheriting an economic mess in May
2012 where the economy had bled over 15,000 jobs during the FNM years in
government coupled with immeasurable suffering of the Bahamian people
where the misery index was off the charts, the addition of over 8,000
jobs to the economy in just two short years is welcomed and encouraging
Plea Bargain workshop for Bahamas AG's office staff - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:34:15 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas – Staff of the Office of the Attorney
General and members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force recently participated in
a Plea Bargain/Workshop.
The two-day training
programme was coordinated by the Office of the Attorney General, the Embassy of
The United States of America and the National Centre for State Courts (NCSC)
and held at the British Colonial Hilton.
Garvin Gaskin, Acting Director of Public
Prosecutions in the Office of the Attorney General, said the programme was
designed to impart detailed knowledge about plea negotiation strategies to
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Bahamas Prime Minister House Contribution -Tabling of four (4) Constitutional Amendment Bills - Jul 23, 2014 - 11:25:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Communication by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister of The Bahamas:
These four bills, representing the first round of
constitutional reform, are bound together by a common thread: the need
to institute full equality between men and women in matters of
citizenship and, more broadly, to eliminate discrimination in The
Bahamas based on sex.
It will be recalled that the Constitutional
Commission, in its Report last year, made specific recommendations
concerning this matter. The Commission has now presented to Cabinet –
and Cabinet has approved - the four bills that will be introduced in
this honourable House this morning...
Bahamas Leader of The Opposition House Communication -Tabling Of four (4) Constitutional Amendment Bills - Jul 23, 2014 - 10:59:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Communication by Opposition Leader, Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis' :
principle that every man, every women and the child of every Bahamian,
is endued by our Creator with the inalienable right to expect and to
receive equal treatment before the Law and under the Constitution has
been a guiding principle of the Party that I am honoured to lead from
its inception. I am advised, Mr. Speaker, by those who attended the
Independence Conference held at Marlborough House in London in December,
1972, that the FNM Delegation, which was lead by the Late Sir Kendal
Minister Griffin addresses Myron Rolle event - Jul 23, 2014 - 10:22:30 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Minister of Social
Services Melanie Griffin addresses the first Myron Rolle Wellness and
Leadership Academy in the College of The Bahamas Auditorium, Thursday,
The Academy is expected to become an annual event and Minister Griffin applauded Mr. Rolle for his efforts.
Grand Bahama RBPF Conducts Traffic Road Check - Jul 23, 2014 - 10:01:55 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - In keeping with the
Commissioners Policing Policy Plan for 2014, on Wednesday 23rd July
2014, between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm, a team of officers from
the Traffic Division conducted a road check along Seahorse Road. A total
of 31 persons were cited for various traffic infractions.
The police would also like to encourage the motoring public to drive with care and attention and to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while operating a motor vehicle...