Corporate Donors Lauded by UWI
- Apr 23, 2017 - 4:57:33 PM
Corporate donors to the University of the West Indies came in for high
praise recently for their continued support of the university especially
in “trying financial times”.
Chairman of the Campus Council at Cave Hill, Sir Paul Altman, noted that
access to funding was critical for the success of students and
therefore corporate donors to the university “should be commended for
their support of students in trying financial times”.
Sir Paul’s comments came as he addressed the 14th annual Students Awards
Ceremony at the Cave Hill campus recently. He said the university’s
“faithful donor partners” had demonstrated an understanding of the
importance of investing in the region’s most important resource – its
Nassau police search for suspects after man shot and killed on Knowles Drive
- Apr 23, 2017 - 10:09:07 AM
Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Saturday 22nd
According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, police received a report that a man was shot in front of a home
located on Knowles Drive off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. When officers arrived on scene they met
the lifeless body of an adult male who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene...
Grand Bahama man shot on East Beach Drive
- Apr 23, 2017 - 8:48:09 AM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male hospitalized.
Reports are that on Saturday 22nd April 2017 shortly before 8:00pm, a male reported that while in the East
Beach Drive area, he was approached by another male who produced a handgun and shot him several
times to the body. He was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle where he is listed in
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- Apr 23, 2017 - 4:16:32 AM
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Rotary Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt
- Apr 23, 2017 - 4:07:58 AM
The historic Collins House grounds were speckled with colourful eggs
Easter weekend as hundreds of children searched for prizes during six
egg hunts throughout the day. The Rotary Clubs of East Nassau, Nassau,
and New Providence, in partnership with JoyFM and 100Jamz, hosted an
Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day on April 15 to celebrate the centennial of
The Rotary Foundation. Proceeds from the fun day will be donated to The
Rotary Foundation to do good in our community and the world.
Live radio remotes from JoyFm and 100Jamz carried the festive atmosphere
throughout the day. After an appearance from the Easter Bunny, the
entertainment peaked with a live performance by Faddah Fred, Bahamian
Tre, Spicy Dee, and Lil Peewee brought to us by the Exile Media Group...
Three Americans Arrested at Freeport Harbour for Drugs
- Apr 22, 2017 - 10:03:02 PM
Three American males are in police custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs.
Reports are that on Thursday 20th April 2017 shortly after 9:00am,
Police at the Freeport Lucayan Harbour were called to the Bahamas
CustomsTerminal where they arrested three American males who were found
in possession of (2) clear plastic bag containing a quantity of
suspected marijuana, (1) clear plastic bag containing a grassy substance suspected of being Shrooms, (14) clear
plastic bags containing a quantity of suspected edible infused marijuana
candy, (2) clear packages of suspected cocaine and (1) container of
suspected marijuana candy...
Nassau police search for 2 suspects in overnight shooting death
- Apr 22, 2017 - 10:43:37 AM
Police are searching for two men responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 21st
According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a man was driving his vehicle in the area of Bola Alley and
Augusta Street, when two men armed with handguns approached his vehicle and fired several shots at him
before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene...
BAMSI Signs Contract With Organic Farm
- Apr 22, 2017 - 5:01:04 AM
Thursday, April 20, 2017, The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science
Institute (BAMSI) continues to be an open door to opportunities for local
entrepreneurs. Executives of the
Institute on Thursday signed a contract with proprietor of Rosa Organic Farms
Errington Thompson. The contract signals the first organic farm to join the
ranks of BAMSI’s Associated Farmers Programme (AFP).
“This signing today, lends itself perfectly to our mandate,” said Dr.
Jason Sands, Chief Operating Officer of the Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre
(GRAC). “Not only are we increasing the
availability of fresh Bahamian agricultural produce but through Rosa Organic
Farms, we are increasing that availability in a healthy and sustainable
way…this is a very important milestone in agricultural production in The
BAMSI Graduates Add Value to the Workforce
- Apr 22, 2017 - 4:46:12 AM
Thursday, April 20, 2017, Championing the quality of the Institute’s
academic programmes, Godfrey Eneas, President of The Bahamas Agriculture
and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), said every member of BAMSI’s
graduating class of 2016 is positively engaged, either gainfully
employed or pursuing further studies at the tertiary level. Addressing
the second Information Session hosted by the Institute’s Admissions
Department, Mr. Eneas was responding to the concern that the Bahamas is
being challenged to prepare its labor force for employment opportunities
of the 21st century. “BAMSI is the only institution in our country that
is addressing the realities of the global village in which we now
live…[Our] graduates are firstly job creators and where they are
employed, they bring value to the job because they have employable
skills,” Mr. Eneas said...
Three murder suspects arrested after quick response by police
- Apr 21, 2017 - 8:20:44 PM
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Quick action
by officers from the Mobile Division has resulted in the arrest of three
adult males and the recovery of two illegal firearms following a
shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in
serious condition on Friday 21st April 2017.
reports, shortly after 4:00pm, a group of men were standing in front of a
car wash located on Market Street near Palm Tree Avenue, when the
occupants of a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and fired several shots
at them before speeding off. Two of the men were shot and transported to
hospital, where one of them succumbed and the other is detained in
One Eleuthera Foundation founder recognized for Sustainable Tourism at the Caciques
- Apr 21, 2017 - 3:16:35 PM
On April 8, 2017 The 17th Annual Cacique Awards recognized Shaun
Ingraham of the One Eleuthera Foundation as the Winner for their
Sustainable Tourism Award.
Shaun Ingraham is the cofounder of the One Eleuthera Foundation.
With a major seed investment from concerned citizens, residents,
visitors and The Nature Conservancy, OEF was developed to implement
concepts set out in A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera. This plan was
developed in 2010 as a response to the proposed large scale development
of the beautiful Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera...
BTC Helps C.H. Reeves Imagine The Possibilities
- Apr 21, 2017 - 12:36:06 PM
Students at C.H. Reeves were honoured today their top students in a special mathematics assembly.
PR Manager, Indira Collie stated that, “We are so proud of the students
at C.H. Reeves, who have shown their limitless potential and
demonstrated that hard work does pay off. Over one hundred students were
honoured today and almost twenty were recognized for their outstanding
performance in the BJC examinations. We have been happily supporting
this special mathematics assembly now for the last four years...
Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show
- Apr 21, 2017 - 10:34:43 AM
wonderful time was had at the annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog
Show. We had so many adorable entries, we wish all could have won! A
huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success and
special thanks to our amazing judge, Kim Aranha, who had the hardest
time with all the lovely 4 legged stars choosing the winners and also to
Purina for the wonderful donation of food for the winners.
big congratulations to Jasper who won best in show, supported by his
family, the Roberts; Joe Darville, President of the HSGB Board; and Kim
Aranha our judge for the day...
Help save the Elbow Reef Lighthouse
- Apr 21, 2017 - 3:06:04 AM
The Bahamas are home to a great number of cultural treasures. Counted
among them are eleven imperial light stations constructed to guide
shipping interests safely through the archipelago during the nineteenth
century. These stations were constructed between 1836 and 1887 by the
British Imperial Lighthouse Service to curb the economic loss incurred
from frequent wrecks on Bahamian reefs and sandbanks. Each was manned by
two or more keepers who would keep the light shining for those
navigating the waterways at night.
The Elbow Reef Lighthouse is
one such light that has guided generations of ship captains and
yachtsmen in and around Elbow Cay in the Abacos since 1864. References
to this particular light can be found in World War I correspondences and
logs of submarine captains, who frequented The Bahamas...
BTC supports Kingdor Parkinson’s Foundation Ball set for April 29th
- Apr 20, 2017 - 3:50:21 PM
BTC today announced its partnership with the Kingdor Parkinson’s Foundation.
April 29th, the Foundation will host its annual ball geared towards
raising funds for the awareness of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This year,
the Foundation will be honouring BTC’s CEO Leon Williams for his support
to the organization over the years. Mr. Williams said, “I view this as
an honour and a privilege to be recognized by the Parkinson’s
Foundation. I’ve been an avid supporter of numerous causes including
Parkinson’s for a number of years. This is truly humbling for me and I
wish the organization well in its endeavours...
One Eleuthera Foundation Celebrates Five Years
- Apr 18, 2017 - 10:20:30 PM
In celebration of the organization's fifth anniversary, a
'Friend-Raising' reception was held at 1er Cru in Nassau, Bahamas on
Thursday, March 30, 2017 under the theme 'Eat, Drink and Be Giving'.
At the reception, attendees were educated on the work of the
organization and invited to lend their support, either through
charitable giving, volunteerism, or just spreading the word about the
inroads being made by the foundation and its good work. All proceeds
pledged at the event were doubled through the generous offer from a
S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Holds 13th Annual Girls Leadership Conference
- Apr 18, 2017 - 6:20:13 PM
S.T.R.A.W. Inc. TM Center for Young Women ©’s 13th Annual Girls
Leadership Conference was held on Friday 17 March 2017 at Super Clubs
Breezes Resort, Nassau, New Providence.
Aptly dubbed the premier
gender based leadership conference for Bahamian teen girls and young
women, the one-day leadership event highlighted its theme as “Leaping Toward Your Destiny.”
This year’s conference was dedicated to
the memory of Mr. Lionel Elliott, S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Advisory Council
Member, former Executive Director of Junior Achievement Bahamas and
Senior Trainer, Ministry of Tourism...
Domino’s Sponsored Manta Rays Host Inaugural Youth Soccer Tournament
- Apr 18, 2017 - 4:13:59 PM
The Domino’s sponsored Manta Rays Youth Soccer Club wrapped up its 2017
season by hosting an inaugural soccer tournament. Officials invited a
total of ten clubs from the Bahamas Football Association to participate
in the event.
An estimated 400 players showcased their talents to
a full audience at the St. Paul's The Apostle Catholic Church playing
field. In addition to serving as the official event sponsor, Domino’s
helped to organize the tournament and provided pizza for all
Marijuana fields found in Chesapeake area of Grand Bahama
- Apr 18, 2017 - 11:31:00 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama uncovers large marijuana field in the Chesapeake area.
Reports are that on Monday 17th April 2017 shortly before 8:00pm, Officers of the Fire Department were in
the Chesapeake area extinguishing a large bush fire, when they discovered in bushes over 100 suspected
marijuana plants ranging between seedlings to four feet in height. No arrest were made and Officers from
the Drug Enforcement Unit are investigating this matter...
CWCO Donates to Teenage Pregnancy Programme
- Apr 17, 2017 - 10:38:03 PM
As part of its ongoing community outreach initiative, Consolidated Water
Co. Ltd. (CWCO) has made a donation to the PACE (Providing Access to
Continued Education) programme to help in the purchase of supplies and
personal care items for the teenage, mother-to-be students enrolled.
CWCO Accounts Manager and Administrative Assistant Welliya Cargill said
the company recognized the societal importance of the PACE programme and
wanted to support the organisation with a financial donation...