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.
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...
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.”...
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...
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
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
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an alleged abduction that is being widely publicized on social media.
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...
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
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
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.
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...
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
“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...
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...
Police searching for suspects in three separate armed robberies : 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
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....
RBPF Nassau : Murder suspect taken into custody - 9 Arrested, 36 drivers ticketed - Aug 21, 2017 - 9:47:39 AM
Murder suspect taken into custody: 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...
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.
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...
Worlds collide in an adventure that is not always the best of both worlds.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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.
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