Royal Bahamas Defence Force gives gift of life
- Apr 5, 2020 - 2:47:34 PM
The Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are serious
about the fight against COVID-19. In between the daily operational
requirements and the assistance being rendered with the most recent
Emergency Orders, some of the Force's members took the opportunity to
donate blood on Friday past.
The Princess Margaret Hospitals'
mobile blood bank was allowed onboard the Defence Force's Base where
volunteers each donated a pint of blood. The hospital’s staff including
Mr. Everette Miller, Blood bank supervisor; Mr. Glenville Roberts, Chief
Royal Bahamas Police Force Public Notice
- Apr 4, 2020 - 11:12:46 AM
Police wishes to inform the general public that due to the high
volume of calls to our 311 number, we acknowledge that many persons are
not getting through to our Covid19 Command Center. As a result, we have
establish a WhatsApp account number 806-6852 to further assist
customers. This number is to be used for WhatsApp text messages ONLY...
RBPF Nassau: Dangerous drugs recovered - Illegal firearms recovered
- Apr 3, 2020 - 8:05:11 AM
Dangerous drugs recovered:
Police have recovered a quantity of dangerous drugs from the
streets of New Providence and have taken an adult male into custody
Thursday, 2nd April, 2020.
According to reports, shortly
after 2:00pm, Special Operations Officers assisted by K-9 Rexo, acting
on information went to Tyler Street, Chippingham...
Illegal firearms recovered: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force, has led to illegal firearms and ammunition being
recovered in two incidents, from the streets of New Providence...
Rotary Club of Old Fort hosts “Combating COVID-19” Series of Virtual Events
- Apr 1, 2020 - 10:15:12 AM
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting country-wide
curfew taking place in The Bahamas, one local Rotary club is hosting a
range of virtual events aimed at providing resources for dealing with
the physical, mental, financial and social implications of this
experience. The Rotary Club of Old Fort (RCOF), a vibrant group of young
professionals focused on service initiatives, is showing how non-profit
organizations can support their communities by being innovative in
times of crisis.
The series, entitled “Combating COVID-19”,
features discussions with physical trainers, mental health and business
experts, entrepreneurs and entertainers...
Relationships matter during this pandemic
- Mar 31, 2020 - 9:13:54 AM
With the current curfew in place due to COVID-19, our new norm can be
trying our nerves! The new measures like working from home, social
distancing, and staying in are contributors for conflicting feelings or
What happens if you are in a household and not everyone gets along in
harmony? Or, you get along and are enjoying the break away from a toxic
work environment or co-worker – how will you handle the stress when you
return to the job? People tend to avoid situations they do have not
Conflict specialist and mediator, Caryl Lashley, a Barrister with more
than 40 year’s-experience has been working for decades with clients in
the areas of mediation and conflict resolution...
University Research Edge Presentations resume in online platform
- Mar 30, 2020 - 12:34:31 PM
In the midst of a national emergency sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic,
University of The Bahamas (UB) forged ahead with its research
presentations, five days after transitioning to remote operations and
announcing that previously scheduled events had been postponed or
On Friday 20th March, University researchers, who
would have traditionally presented before a face-to-face crowd, were
instead connected to those listening via an online conferencing
Taking Action: BSGC helps combat Covid-19 outbreak
- Mar 30, 2020 - 9:40:21 AM
As the coronavirus continues to spread, Bahamas Striping Group of
Companies (BSGC) has pitched in to assist government with its response
readiness by supplying an assortment of protective gear to help slow and
possibly prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“We felt compelled
to act. We are all being impacted by this global medical crises which
has claimed the lives of more than 26,000 people and affected citizens
in over 200 countries and territories around the world, according to WHO
data,” said BSGC’s President Atario Mitchell...
COVID-19 Pandemic forces nimble responses from University of The Bahamas
- Mar 27, 2020 - 4:47:55 PM
With over 1,000 of its courses for Spring 2020 currently being taught
online, University of The Bahamas (UB) was forced to kick its remote
education into high gear after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed
in The Bahamas in March 2020.
Although the full transition to
remote operations, including administrative duties, happened one day
after the dreaded announcement, the institution is still trying to
navigate the challenges of an online versus a face-to-face learning
Fifth-graders armed with COVID-19 preparedness tools and much needed educational supplies
- Mar 27, 2020 - 9:35:13 AM
Prior to school closures, a fifth grade class at Stephen Dillet
Primary School was equipped and better able to safeguard themselves, and
their families, against the spread of COVID-19. The 28 students also
received droves of much needed reading books, folders, and craft
The CIBC FirstCaribbean International
Wealth Management team, during a visit to the class, shared a story on
coronavirus precautionary measures; supplied the classroom with
coronavirus preparedness posters...
New grouper research study released
- Mar 26, 2020 - 6:56:19 PM
A newly released research study is shedding more light on the Nassau
grouper in hopes of helping the nation meet its conservation goals for a
critically endangered species that is as important to the economy as it
is to ecology.
The research, led by a Bahamian marine scientist, was published in the latest edition of Frontiers in Marine Science.
BREEF shares online learning resources to support students
- Mar 26, 2020 - 3:45:32 PM
While schools are closed and everyone is embarking on social distancing,
the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) has put
together a selection of educational resources that can keep kids engaged
and learning about the waters around us. Utilizing its digital
platform, BREEF is sharing these fundamental school programmes to help
students, teachers, and parents as they adjust to learning from home...
Closure of all beaches
- Mar 23, 2020 - 8:15:47 PM
THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC PARKS & PUBLIC BEACHES AUTHORITY WISHES TO ADVISE
THE BAHAMIAN PUBLIC THAT DUE TO THE ONGOING NATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE
GLOBAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ALL BEACHES IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
WILL CLOSE EFFECTIVE 9AM TUESDAY MARCH 24TH, 2020...
RBPF: Police investigates plane crash in waters off Eleuthera Island
- Mar 21, 2020 - 7:20:50 PM
Police are investigating the circumstances of a plane crash which occurred Saturday, 21st March, 2020 in water off Eleuthera Island.
are that shortly before 2:00pm a twin engine aircraft, registration #
N14178 crashed into the sea, near the settlement of Bouge, with three
persons on board. No one was injured in this incident...
Thirteen Freeport students awarded scholarships by American Women’s Club
- Mar 19, 2020 - 11:20:18 AM
The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club (GBAWC) has awarded 13
scholarships to local high school students who demonstrated academic
excellence and extracurricular achievement.
The students attend
Bishop Michael Eldon, Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy, Sunland
Baptist Academy, Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy and St. Paul’s
Founded in 1966, the GBAWC stages an annual golf tournament to raise money for the scholarships as well as community programs...
Next Generation gets career insights from CIBC FirstCaribbean's Leading Women
- Mar 17, 2020 - 11:15:23 AM
CIBC FirstCaribbean marked International Women’s Day by giving one high
school senior a firsthand glimpse of the banking profession. The bank
recently invited a promising female student to shadow some of its top
women leaders - exposing the participant to the world of work prior to
Moesha Pratt, a 12th grader at C . R. Walker Senior
High School, had the opportunity to experience various sectors of the
company’s daily operations. She met with company executives and team
members, had a tour of the flagship branch, and gained valuable advice
from banking industry leaders...
100 new refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama homeowners
- Mar 17, 2020 - 11:09:48 AM
Over the past several weeks, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation
(GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited
(GBPA), along with GBPA volunteers, have distributed brand new
refrigerators to more than 100 homeowners in communities across the
island - yet another step toward turning local houses into homes.
The effort is part of a wider distribution strategy organized by the
GBDRF. This will, in weeks to come, see the foundation purchase and
distribute other major appliances to local homeowners as well. The
refrigerator donation initiative gave priority to the elderly, the
disabled, the unemployed, and households of single mothers with small
children. It required residents to provide proof of severe flooding at
Academic Affairs Contingencies at University of The Bahamas
- Mar 16, 2020 - 9:39:15 AM
Please be advised that UB’s transition to online instruction is to
facilitate continuity in the delivery of course content. The
implementation of other interim measures is also necessary to ensure the
fulfilment of academic requirements.
Continuity in Teaching
At UB-North in Grand Bahama, classes will continue uninterrupted online via Moodle...
University of The Bahamas: COVID-19 contingencies, preventative measures & response
- Mar 15, 2020 - 10:45:13 PM
On Sunday, 15th March 2020, health authorities confirmed the first case
of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. University of The Bahamas is taking
proactive steps and implementing preventive measures in order to protect
the health and welfare of faculty, staff, students and members of the
public. Therefore, the following contingency measures have been
Effective Monday, 16th March, UB campuses, centres and
business operations including the Oakes Field Campus, Grosvenor Close
Centre, and UB-North operations in Grand Bahama will transition to
remote operations until further notice...