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Fred Smith to Address Rotary on “Recipes for Corruption” - Oct 30, 2014 - 4:09:31 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Noted human rights, constitutional law, regulatory litigation and environmental attorney Fred Smith, QC, will address the Rotary Club of East Nassau Friday, October 31 at the Nassau Yacht Club.

Smith, an outspoken advocate for transparency in government and justice for all, regardless of socio-economic status, is a legendary litigator whose court appearances draw crowds of law students and garner media attention. He is presently involved in cases involving oil pollution, unregulated development, animal protection and tax-related matters.

At the meeting of the civic organisation, he will address “Recipes for Corruption.”
COB Hosts Breast Cancer Survivors to Special Dinner at Choices - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:46:38 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - No one wants to hear that they have breast cancer, and for those who do, having a supportive network of family and friends plays a key role in how they respond to treatment. Culinary students and faculty at The College of The Bahamas Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute (CHMI) recently demonstrated their support of cancer survivors by hosting some of them to an evening of fine dining at Choices Restaurant.

The guests of honour were employees of The College and members of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group...
Community : Service Organizations
Nassau: You are invited to a Victorian Tea Party & Fashion Show - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:39:37 PM

Hats and Gloves! Flowers and Fashion! Twinings! Art work! Lots of prizes and surprises! And a most worthy cause! Put them all together and you have a Victorian High Tea Party & Fashion Show hosted by the Heart Ball Committee.

If you wish to experience Victorian grandeur and luxury, sip on a cup of tea, enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends, while seeing fashion on the runway, then you want to attend this event.

Under the patronage of Dame Margueritte Pindling, on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, The Heart Ball Committee will host a “Victorian High Tea Party & Fashion Show”; hats and gloves are encouraged...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Man shot in Yellow Elder Gardens - Man arrested for stolen vehicle - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:23:31 PM

Nassau, Bahamas  - Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a shooting incident that has left a man detained in hospital on Wednesday 29th October 2014.According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a man was walking on Derby Drive, Yellow Elder Gardens, when a man armed with a handgun shot him in the chest and fled on foot. The victim was transported to hospital, where he is detained in serious condition.Investigations are ongoing.

2 Arrested by Mobile Division Officers for Stolen Vehicle
- According to reports, around 10:30pm on Wednesday 29th October 2014, Mobile Division Officers acting on intelligence arrested a 34 - year old man of Baillou Hill...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Bimini arrest male for possession of dangerous drugs - Oct 30, 2014 - 9:21:28 AM

Police in Bimini have in their custody a 20 year old male of Bailey Town, Bimini who was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. Reports are that on Wednesday 29th October 2014 shortly after 3:00pm, Officers of the Alice Town, Police Station while in the area of Queens Highway conducted a search of a male and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. He was then arrested and taken into custody...
Community : Service Organizations
Heart Ball Committee to host Victorian High Tea Party & Fashion Show - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:36:07 PM

Nassau, New Providence - The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Ball Committee is taking the concept of a Tea Party and Fashion Show to a new level, hosting such an event in style.

On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, The Heart Ball Committee will host a Victorian High Tea Party & Fashion Show; hats and gloves required. The event will take place at Mount Fitzwilliam, Government House.

There will be a Pre-Tea Exhibition at 2 pm. Highlights of the exhibition include: Beverages by Twinings, Art & Jewelry Displays, and Treats from Beth’s Kitchen...

C.O.B. Guidance Counsellors Recommit to Best Practices - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:35:22 PM

Guidance counsellors from the public and private school system have re-committed themselves to the best practices of their profession at their recent annual workshop held at The College of The Bahamas Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute.

Hosted by The College of The Bahamas, in collaboration with the Bahamas Financial Services Board and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association, the workshop was held in observance of National Career Awareness Month in October under the theme P.R.E.P.A.R.E.

R.M Bailey Sr. High School Salutes Fathers - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:27:41 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Under the theme, “Promoting Fathers of Excellence,” fathers and other men of the community were honored at the annual Father’s Day Ceremony, held at R.M. Bailey Senior High School this morning. The event was held for the purpose of “highlighting men who are making a valuable contribution toward nation building.”

Among some of the special guests in attendance were Assistant Commissioner of Police, Leon Bethel; Leader of the DNA, Branville McCartney; Education Officer for the Southeastern District, T. Milton Lewis and keynote speaker Archdeacon James E.Palacious, along with other fathers, education officials and police officers.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau investigate armed robbery of a 24yr old female - Oct 29, 2014 - 10:30:00 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - On Tuesday 28th October 2014, sometime around 4:30pm a 24yr old female resident of West Street was walking along Laird Street when a lone male accosted her, produced a handgun, held her at bay and demanded her bag. The assailant relieved the woman of her cell phone and her hand bag containing cash and other personal effects. He escaped on foot into the West Street area.
BTVI offers ‘Know Your Status’ Campus-Wide Testing - Oct 28, 2014 - 5:38:30 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Scores of students queued up for a recent campus-wide HIV/AIDS testing at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), all in an effort to know their status and strengthen awareness of the deadly disease.

Highlighted during the day was the 1+1+1=0 campaign which means, one uninfected partner plus one condom plus another uninfected partner equals no HIV infection. Some staff and faculty members also participated.

According to a Ministry of Health HIV data statement, The Bahamas has experienced success in reducing the number of new HIV infections, as the number of new cases decreased overall by 34% between 2003 and 2012...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Bestselling authors read in Nassau at Old Fort Bay Club for worthy cause - Oct 28, 2014 - 5:24:45 PM

Joining forces for a good cause, the second annual Salt Cay Writers Retreat partnered with the Inner Wheel Club of East Nassau, Dolphin Encounters, The Rotary Club of East Nassau, Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty and The Old Fort Bay Club to present an evening of readings by three New York Times and international bestselling authors. Held recently at the Old Fort Bay Club, the event – aptly titled “A Novel Evening” – benefited local adult literacy program Project Read.

Project Read is a non-profit program founded by the Rotary Club of East Nassau in 1991. The organization offers free, one-on-one literacy tutoring to adults and teenagers in a confidential environment, at Project Read’s headquarters on Village Road...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau man struck with concrete block outside local night club - Oct 28, 2014 - 5:10:47 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police need the public’s help in solving an incident that has left a male unconscious. According to reports, sometime around 8:00pm on Monday 27th October 2014, an adult male resident of Miller’s Heights was standing in front of a local night club on Carmichael Road when he became involved in a altercation with another male.

The assailant struck the victim to the head with a concrete block rendering him unconscious, EMS responded to the scene and transported...
News : New Providence
Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse Hold Demonstration at Rawson Square - Oct 28, 2014 - 3:39:54 PM

Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse held a demonstration for child protection on Monday, October 27 in Rawson Square, making a national call to action. The action was prompted by the October 20, 2014 sentencing of Kendrick Rolle to 5 years in prison for the rape of a 6 year old girl. Members of BASV&CA chanted, "5 years is not enough. Magistrates, toughen up."

A representative of BASV&CA made unsuccessful attempts to contact case prosecutor Basil Cumberbatch last week. An email was since sent to Mr. Cumberbatch, inquiring about his position on seeking an appeal. The group asserts that the sentence is too short, particularly given that Mr. Rolle is a repeat offender. He was fined in 2001 for indecent assault...
Carver Garden Club Tea Party A Great Success! - Oct 28, 2014 - 2:53:01 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Sunday, October 26th was a great day! This sentiment was expressed by numerous persons who attended the Carver Garden Club Annual Tea Party held at the St. Joseph’s Parish Centre, Boyd Road, Nassau. Guests arrived in the early afternoon with brimming anticipation for Afternoon Tea; and left in the evening with a feeling of renewal and good fellowship.

The venue was beautifully decorated. There was a slide show of scenes on display of activities undertaken by Carver Garden Club Members over the years. Locally grown palm trees were placed liberally throughout the space. This was designed to bring Carver Garden Club members and their guests closer to nature. In addition, Carver Garden Club Members delved...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF investigate shooting at local nighclub - Woman robbed in home - Oct 28, 2014 - 1:36:23 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police Investigate Shooting Incident - Police need the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left a male hospitalized. According to reports, sometime around 8:10pm on Monday 27th October 2014, a 23yr old male resident of Culmersville reported that he was sitting in front of a local night club at Culmersville, when two males accosted him...

Police Investigate Armed Robbery
- According to reports, sometime around 12:30am a female resident of Western New Providence was at home asleep when persons unknown kicked in the front door to her residence.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau man shot dead in home invasion - Oct 28, 2014 - 1:33:13 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - According to reports, sometime around 1:40am on Tuesday 28th October 2014, a 44yr old male resident of Richmond Avenue, Blair Estates was at home along with his family when persons unknown kicked in the front western door to his home. Upon hearing the noise, he got his licensed shotgun and went to investigate.

He encountered three assailants inside his home, one of whom was armed with a handgun. There was an exchange of gunfire between the 44yr old resident and the assailants resulting in the resident being fatally shot and one of the assailants being shot to the chest. The men escaped the residence in a silver Honda Accord.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama man in hospital after bee attack - Oct 28, 2014 - 1:22:03 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - Police are investigating an incident where a 31 year old male of South Bahamia was attacked by bees.

Reports are that on Tuesday 28th October 2014 around 9:00am, police in Grand Bahama were called to an area on West Sunrise Highway where they found a male laying on the ground covered with bees.

Assistance was rendered by personnel from other government agencies and from Budget Pest Control Company. The male was transported to ...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police arrest murder suspects - Oct 28, 2014 - 11:39:37 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Monday 27th October 2014, sometime around 9:00am two males ages 21yrs of Cambridge Lane and 22yrs of Pinewood Gardens surrendered themselves to CDU for questioning reference to the murder that occurred on Hospital Lane on Saturday 25th October 2014; On Monday 27th October 2014, an 18yr old male of Lightbourne Ave, Yellow Elder Gardens surrendered himself to CDU for questioning reference to the murder that occurred in Fox Hill on Saturday 25th October 2014.

Police need the public’s help in solving an incident that has left a male unconscious. According to reports, sometime around 8:00pm on Monday 27th October 2014, an adult male resident of Miller’s Heights was

BTC CEO: Leadership Should Factor Strongly in HR Management - Oct 28, 2014 - 9:49:04 AM

BTC’s CEO Leon Williams knows what he wants from his HR team and he was happy to give his view on the matter to HR professionals and other attendees at the recent Bahamas Human Resources Development Association 25th Anniversary Forum in Nassau. The top CEO had no trouble addressing his given topic: “What every CEO Expects from HR.”

“As leaders it is our job to stretch people. They are not working until they are stretched. If you don’t manage their potential, if you do not see their strengths and what they can do, you are failing them and failing yourself,” the BTC chief advised...
Community : Service Organizations
BNT's Executive Director, Eric Carey offers apology for comments at Exuma Business Outlook - Oct 27, 2014 - 6:51:08 PM

Nassau, Bahamas – Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Eric Carey, extended his sincere apologies to all boaters that visit The Bahamas year after year today.

During the Exuma Business Outlook forum Director Carey answered a question from the floor that painted annual boaters in a less than flattering light. He and the BNT Executive team acknowledge that comments such as those should not have been made considering that the yachting; sailing and small craft boaters who visit the islands have a significant impact and role in the Bahamian economy, tourism and environmental longevity...

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