Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme
- Mar 23, 2019 - 9:00:23 AM
On the first Thursday of every month during the school year, the Lyford
Cay International School (LCIS) community observes “Carpool, Bike and
Walk Day.” Students, parents, teachers and staff are encouraged to
carpool, bike or walk to and from school in fulfillment of its
Eco-Schools’ Healthy Living and Climate Change goals. Since 2012, LCIS
students have been keeping their commitment to protecting the
environment and their health through various initiatives in the
Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme..
RBPF: Flying Squad in Grand Bahama uncovers dangerous drugs and illegal firearm
- Mar 22, 2019 - 4:30:52 PM
Reports are that on Friday 22nd March 2019, shortly after 2:00pm,
officers of the Flying Squad in Grand Bahama, acting on information,
proceeded to Grays Avenue, Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock, where they
uncovered in bushes, (5) plastic bags containing 12 lbs. of suspected
marijuana, with a street value of $12,000.00 and a silver and black
pistol containing (4) hollowed tip .380 ammunition.
There were no arrest made in this matter, investigation is continuing...
Award Winning Coral Vita Team to speak at GB Chamber Event
- Mar 21, 2019 - 6:00:03 PM
Late last year Government officials, private stakeholders and
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) attended the groundbreaking of
the world’s first ever coral farm, in Grand Bahama. The Coral Vita
Project, which is a collaborative endeavor between Coral Vita, The Grand
Bahama Port Authority, and the Grand Bahama Development Company (DEVCO)
was founded by Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher, Environmental Managers
who were inspired to create a company to restore the world’s dying
GBPA on statement recent meter audit by GBPC
- Mar 21, 2019 - 12:29:51 AM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited wishes to advise the public
that as Regulators, we were notified by The Grand Bahama Power Company
(GBPC) that during a course of their recent meter audit, they discovered
a number of suspected electricity diversions at several businesses
within the Port Area. As a result, we immediately began our own
independent investigations into this matter which is currently ongoing.
Thus far, we can confirm that all of the work performed by the licensee
was unpermitted, and was executed outside the scope of the license.
As this matter is currently with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and
investigations are still ongoing, we do not wish to comment any further
to interfere with the Police investigations. We do believe that due
process will be carried out and we are...
Sands make 9th Year Tournament one of giving back
- Mar 20, 2019 - 8:00:22 PM
As spring approaches, so do the hot days of The Bahamian sun, but
thankfully The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company was able to enjoy a
breezy and not too warm, Sunday on the greens for their 9th Annual
Sands Beer Golf Tournament in Grand Bahama.
Joining forces with
The Fortune Hills Golf Association the annual tournament was held on
lucky St. Patrick’s Day, with lots of beer to go around. “It was good to
see such a well-attended tournament on Sunday,” noted Nigel Kirkby, a
local player who also won longest drive...
S.M.A.R.T. Women Campaign launched
- Mar 20, 2019 - 8:15:02 AM
A new campaign has been launched in an effort to unite Bahamian women
from all walks of life to create an impact on an ailing Bahamian
society. The SMART Women campaign seeks to work with existing
organisations for women and girls, allowing them all to network in a way
that makes their goals more achievable and impactful on the broader
SMART: Spiritual, Mature, Active, Relational Tutors
plan to flood the schools, corporate Bahamas and communities with
messages designed to "inspire and influence women to build strong
Bahamas Waste and BAARK help protect man’s best friend
- Mar 19, 2019 - 6:30:07 AM
Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness (BAARK), take seriously
their responsibility to protect animals in our communities. The
organization teamed up with Nassau’s leading Waste Management Company,
Bahamas Waste Limited, to host one of their three annual spay and
neutering campaigns, known as MASH, Mobile Animal Sterilization
Hospital. The first event of the year saw the group perform procedures
on nearly two hundred dogs and cats for free...
Male body found on PIoneers Way in Grand Bahama identified
- Mar 18, 2019 - 6:00:06 PM
The male who was found dead on Pioneers Way off Coral Road, with
visible trauma to the body, has been identified as Charles Brian Rolle
Jr. age 32 years of Grand Bahama.
(6) Persons are in police custody and are assisting police with their investigation into this matter...
BRON’s Women Scientists & Leaders encourage girls to join STEM fields in celebration of International Women’s Day
- Mar 18, 2019 - 2:00:51 PM
An all-female contingent from BRON, a management and administration hub
that supports a group of companies dealing in STEM-related industries,
celebrated International Women's Day by visiting students of C.I. Gibson
High School and Windsor High School.
The group consisting of
Kelli Armstrong, Corey Cartwright, Elise Roberts, Desiree Smith, Crystal
Hanna, Niketra Smith, Lakeisha Albury, Gabrielle Neely, and Patricia
Roberts, spoke to students about working in engineering...
Conchman helps young Grand Bahama athletes get a fast start
- Mar 18, 2019 - 9:45:52 AM
As part of their mandate to support organizations that focus on Youth
and Sports, the GBPA Conchman Triathlon began their donations with the
Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association (GBAAA). The GBAAA uses all
its donations to help purchase track and field equipment as well as
cover the athletes’ travel expenses to Nassau and other islands for
Chairman of the Conchman Committee, Christopher
Baker, said “We are very pleased to be able to assist the Grand Bahama
Amateur Athletic Association. The funds were used to purchase new
starting blocks, a high jump bar and other equipment...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police investigate a body found
- Mar 17, 2019 - 6:00:32 AM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding
the lifeless body of a dark male found on Saturday 16th March 2019.
to reports, sometime after 11:00pm Police after receiving a call went
to an area off Pioneers Way near Coral Road where they discovered the
lifeless body of a dark male...
Dental Hygienists on a mission to promote Oral Health in The Bahamas
- Mar 14, 2019 - 2:45:47 PM
Jewel Cooper and Donnette Sands are using social media, personal
appearances, and any other avenue they can find to promote dental
hygiene and oral health education and for this reason, they formed The
Hygiene Loft in April, 2017.
This month, the pair visited the
Bilney Lane Children's Home as they continue to spread their message.
Noting that February was known as National Children's Dental Health
Month, they decided to gift the children of the home with electronic
spin brushes to help them on the right path for good oral health
Beacon School runs to win Dog Days School Challenge 2019
- Mar 14, 2019 - 2:30:37 PM
The Beacon School is the reigning champion of the Dog Days Half Marathon
School Challenge. The students won the challenge last year, with
sponsorship support from Freeport Ship Services and MSC Freeport
(Bahamas). The school entered 20 students last year and also won a cash
prize of $500 for earning the most points during the marathon, each mile
accrued by the athletes earned the school one point.
presently 108 students enrolled at the Beacon School, which is Grand
Bahama’s special needs education centre. This year the school’s Special
Olympic Athletes will represent the school in the Dog Days Half
Rotaract East Nassau: Let's Talk Marijuana
- Mar 13, 2019 - 5:50:52 PM
In the spirit of World Rotaract Week observed March 11-17, celebrating
51 years of service, fellowship and community building, The Rotaract
Club of East Nassau chose an innovated route by partnering with The
Bahamas Marijuana Coalition to host our first Let’s Talk Marijuana open
Over 50 young adults, both members, and nonmembers
of Rotaract International attended the open meeting held Monday, March
11, 2019, at Smugglers, King Street 6:30-7:30 pm. Co-chair of the
Bahamas Marijuana Coalition, Quinn McCartney shared his views on how
the government’s interest in opening business prospects concerning
marijuana and it’s potential for the economy...
Commonwealth Day celebrated at the D.W Davis High School & C.I.Gibson
- Mar 13, 2019 - 10:57:35 AM
We live in a hurricane zone and some Commonwealth countries in this
region have felt the effects of recent storms. We must continue to be
our brothers’ keeper and lend a helping hand when needed. Sending money
and materials to help with hurricane relief efforts should remain
Also, opening our doors temporarily to welcome
persons from other countries who were affected by hurricanes must
continue. An example of this extension of love was seen when Prime
Minister The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis extended an invitation to
welcome students from Dominica to The Bahamas...
BTVI Supports St. George’s Tech Fair
- Mar 13, 2019 - 10:25:28 AM
President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr.
Robert W. Robertson, highlighted the importance of having the right
skills to compete in a global and technological economy, while speaking
at the recently held St. George’s technical vocational and science
Dr. Robertson noted that BTVI’s Freeport campus has
more than doubled its enrollment within the past few years from an
annual average of 250 to more than 500 based on three key reasons:
Firstly, BTVI’s success of securing City and Guilds’ status and becoming
a Cisco Academy. Also, introduction by the government of the Be Your
Own Boss (BYOB) Scholarship program has greatly expanded access to
technical and vocational programs at BTVI.
34th Annual HSGB Dog Show an enjoyable day
- Mar 12, 2019 - 11:00:27 PM
The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) held their 34th annual Dog
Show on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. Beautiful weather and a host of
gorgeous dogs combined to make a successful and enjoyable day.
variety of dog breeds from large to small were represented as well as a
number of cross breeds, and of course many wonderful Royal Bahamian
Potcakes. The competition was tough as there were so many lovely dogs,
but at the end of the day Shrek, a handsome and gentle Dogue de
Preparing women for professional and financial success
- Mar 12, 2019 - 4:25:06 PM
In celebration of International Women’s Day, CIBC FirstCaribbean hosted
its first Women’s Workshop at the Salvation Army Headquarters, helping
women in the community with limited resources get ready to enter the job
market and teaching them the power of saving.
the bank’s Human Resources Business Associate, made a presentation on
“Preparing Women for the Workplace.” She discussed interview etiquette
and dressing for success. Inger Johnson, CIBC FirstCaribbean Retail
District Manager, focused on “Women’s Financial Wellness” and shared
tips for savings...
Donald 'Come on Down Now' Roberts Obituary
- Mar 9, 2019 - 1:17:09 PM
Don (to all of us) was a man who lived his life to the fullest.
He was a man who put his all into everything he did - so that he built
an impeccable reputation in Business, Fishing, Shooting or whatever his
He lived a full life so much so that in spite of all
the physical pain and misery he suffered, especially these past 4 years,
he didn’t want to leave it. His full life was rewarded with great
material success, especially in his last 20 years when he established
the Ace Dealership in Dolly Madison and built one of the most successful
businesses in Freeport if not the Bahamas using his personality and
skill, especially in merchandising and customer relations built over a
lifetime of accomplishments.
As I have said before, Don’s
business success was no accident: he made sure he had his numbers and he
studied them fastidiously.
In the past 3 years, in particular,
we his family, friends, his staff and close acquaintances have suffered
with Don over his declining health. Through it all, with
The Music Project, 3rd annual high school pop band competition held
- Mar 7, 2019 - 7:00:38 PM
Eleven school bands from five islands recently participated in the third
annual high school pop band competition The Music Project (TMP), with
Queen’s College taking home the top prize. All band members of QC’s
“Thrive 2 XL” pop band will receive an all-expense paid trip to Berklee
College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts this summer to become
engrossed in a training camp that will hone their skills and boost their
confidence even more. This is the second year that QC has won the top
prize. Mentor Dion Turnquest guided the kids through their three
performances. Each band had to perform a cover song, a Bahamian song and
an original song written and composed by the students themselves...