Spectrum Health Center Hosts Community Walkathon
- Oct 15, 2018 - 10:08:41 AM
On a brisk Saturday morning in September, the team at Spectrum Health
Center (off Rosetta Street) hosted its first Annual Back-To-School
Walkathon. “We had a good turnout,” shared Dr. Juanita Pratt, Operations
Manager. “Some of the top runners and power walkers in the country
participated in the event, along with the physicians who practice at
Spectrum Health and other people who just wanted to have some fun and
support a good cause.” Participants walked or ran almost 4 miles (6km)
from Spectrum Health Center to Montagu Beach and back. Some of the
proceeds from the event were donated to the Children’s Emergency Hostel...
Eleuthera Community Support Group responds to LPP’s Plan for Lighthouse Point
- Oct 14, 2018 - 12:21:30 PM
LPP’s last-minute revisions are still missing key details on financing,
fail toexplain disproportionate increases in economic impact and provide
no plan for
generating consistent business.
claiming that it is presenting, “A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera,”
the newest plan submitted to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of the
Government of The Bahamas by the “Lighthouse Point Partners” (LPP) has
not been seen by the very community it is expected to affect...
Bahamas Press Club Annual Media Awards is Nov. 10, 2018
- Oct 14, 2018 - 11:32:34 AM
During a press conference on October 13th at the British Colonial
Hilton, the Bahamas Press Club 2014 announced it would honour persons
who have made contributions to the journalism and media profession in
the country, during its annual media awards ceremony.
Now in its
fourth year, under the theme of: “Celebrating 45 years of Bahamian
Media: 1973-2018”, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday,
November 10th at the British Colonial Hilton. Doors will open to a
stunning black tie event, as the finest in Bahamian media grace the
Governor’s Ballroom to receive accolades for their hard work.
of The Bahamas Press Club 2014, Anthony Capron, said this year the club
has designed a commemorative pin that will reflect the years 1973-2018.
This pin will be awarded to 10 selected persons who were employed in
the media at the time of
Sponging project moves into final phase as spongers ready to revitalize industry nationwide
- Oct 14, 2018 - 9:12:03 AM
The IDB-sponsored and BAIC-executed project to revitalize the sponging
industry in the Bahamas now moves into the full implementation phase
with spongers throughout the country energized to rejuvenate the
“We have planted seeds in most of the
islands where sponging happens and equipped spongers with the expertise
to bring this industry back,” said BAIC Sr. Deputy General Manager
Debbie Strachan. “Andros now has a processing plant and we have met with
spongers on Andros, Long Island, Abaco and other islands...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Touch Down and Sunset Strike - Northern District
- Oct 12, 2018 - 10:51:07 AM
Reports are that on Thursday 11th October 2018, Law Enforcement
Officers ( Police and Immigration Officers) in Central Abaco launched
“Operation Touch Down”, where (40) persons were cited for various
traffic infractions, (4) persons arrested for outstanding Warrants and
(5) persons arrested for Immigration purposes.
Also on the same date, in Grand Bahama, Operation Sunset Strike was launched between the hours of 5:00pm - 11:00pm...
Giving back to the Harbour Island Community
- Oct 12, 2018 - 12:49:40 AM
On Monday, October 1st, 2018 Romalia’s Townhouse presented its second
annual Legacy Scholarship to Caseia Greene an 11th grade student at the
Harbour Island All Age School. She was also presented with a new Asus
laptop and backpack with school supplies. Alexandria Darville, Caseia’s
mother joined her to accept the award. Caseia was presented the award
for her outstanding academic and civic accomplishments attained thus
far. She was encouraged to continue to explore, learn, discover who she
is and what she likes and to own it and succeed at it...
Cancer fighter’s will to survive
- Oct 11, 2018 - 1:25:15 PM
Yvette Williams was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 27th July 2000. One week later she had a mastectomy.
is one of many women in The Bahamas who made the radical decision to
save their lives even if it meant parting ways with a part of their
bodies that makes them feel more feminine.
“A lot of women
refuse to take off their breasts. Some prefer to die than to take off
their breasts,” said the 18-year breast cancer survivor...
UB Honouring Alumni Trailblazers at Hall of Fame Gala
- Oct 11, 2018 - 11:36:48 AM
Eight former students of University of The Bahamas (UB) who are
luminaries in the public and private sectors as well as social change
agents will be honoured, with two of them inducted into the UB Hall of
Fame, on 8th November 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Resort at Baha Mar.
alumni are critical constituents in the university-building that
continues to happen and the realization of the institution’s mission...
Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee Prayer Walk
- Oct 11, 2018 - 8:08:36 AM
Sister, Sister Breast Cancer Support Group Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee wishes to invite you to a
Prayer Walk October 13th, 2018 at 6:00am from The International Bazaar to Xanadu Beach.
For More Info
Come and Join Us...
Grand Bahama police discover 226 lbs suspected marijuana
- Oct 10, 2018 - 10:55:25 AM
Reports are that on Tuesday 9th October 2018, shortly before
4:00pm, officers of the Central Detective Unit along with Immigration
officers and the K-9 Unit, acting on information, went to Florin Drive,
South Bahamia, and discovered in bushes, (9) crocus bags, all containing
packages of suspected marijuana.
The weight of the
suspected marijuana was (226) pounds with a street value of $226,000.00.
There were no arrest made in this matter, investigation will continue...
BNT secures Sustainable Finance Agreement for Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
- Oct 10, 2018 - 9:05:27 AM
The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) along with Albany and its parent
company, NEXUS Luxury Collection, Ltd. (NEXUS) are excited to announce
the launch of a new joint venture to support the management of the Exuma
Cays Land and Sea Park (ECLSP). The collaboration will support
necessary financing of the world’s first Land and Sea Park – The ECLSP,
the first “no take“ marine reserve in the wider Caribbean.
not-for-profit organization with a legislative mandate to manage the
country’s National Park System...
University of The Bahamas admission procedures released
- Oct 9, 2018 - 10:18:05 PM
University of The Bahamas (UB) is committed to internalization and
diversity. Students represent fourteen other countries on our campuses,
spanning several continents and regions. The majority of international
students are from Jamaica, followed by the United States, Guyana and
Haiti. Others come from Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Dominica, France,
Japan, Kenya, Nauru, Nigeria and Philippines. International students
add to the diversity and robustness of our academic community; many of
them go on to become luminaries in their respective fields of
Grand Bahama Suspects Arraignments in Magistrate Court
- Oct 9, 2018 - 6:33:46 PM
Suspects arraigned before The Magistrate Court on major offences in Grand Bahama
Felicos Joseph age 52 years of Haiti, was arraigned before Magistrate
Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #2 on the charge of Unlawful Sexual
Intercourse. He was not required to enter a plea, the matter was
adjourned to the 28th February 2019 for trial. Bail was denied. This
matter will proceed by way of Voluntary Bill of Indictment...
Neville & Nora Dorsett Community Center to open Oct. 20
- Oct 9, 2018 - 2:19:16 PM
Lend a Hand Bahamas (LAHB) has been a Bahamian nonprofit organization
since October 2014 following the realization of the need for more
opportunities and activities in inner-city areas in Nassau and the
family islands. We are currently directly impacting youth and adults in
the Grant’s Town area of Nassau as well as smaller initiatives on a few
family islands. Lend a Hand Bahamas recently merged forces with another
organization called Lignum Vitae 4-H to facilitate 4-H programming for
youth in the Grant’s Town community through the Neville & Nora
Dorsett Community Center that is nearing completion in Grant’s Town...
Grand Bahama male found in possession of firearm at business establishment
- Oct 9, 2018 - 6:32:55 AM
Reports are that on Monday 8th October 2018 shortly before 10:00pm,
officers acting on information, went to West Beach Drive, at a business
establishment, where a male was found in possession of a black and
silver 9mm pistol.
He was arrested, taken into police custody and is
expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court this week...
Pink Fridays at BTC
- Oct 8, 2018 - 11:59:15 AM
Team BTC is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness for the entire month of
October. The company has encouraged its team members to wear Pink each
Friday in honour of the month of activities. Senior Manager for Public
Relations, Indira Collie said, “For the entire month, we will be
supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors and honouring their
journey. We instituted Pink Fridays across the business, encouraging our
team members to “get your pink on” and show their support for our own
team members who are fighting breast cancer.”
RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Midnight Strike
- Oct 7, 2018 - 2:34:27 PM
In keeping with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2018 Priority
#1 “Crime Prevention and Reduction of Crime” and Priority #2 Public and
Road Safety”. Officers of Grand Bahama arrested (5) persons and issued
(67) Fixed Penalty Notices between Friday 5th October 2018 and Sunday
7th October 2018.
Reports are that on
Friday 5th October 2018 between 5:30pm and 8:30pm, officers of the
Traffic Division conducted operation “Steel Curtain” that covered most
of the Divisions in the Grand Bahama District, and yielded (67) fixed
RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Blackout
- Oct 6, 2018 - 7:30:45 PM
Reports are that on Friday 5th October 2018 between the hours of
5pm and 2am, officers executed search warrants on five residence in the
Freeport area and arrested (5) suspects for possession of dangerous
drugs, illegal firearms and ammunition in separate incidents.
took into possession a quantity of ammunition, (2) imitation firearm,
(2) packages of suspected marijuana weighing (2) lbs. and (15) foil
wraps of suspected marijuana...
BTC Celebrates a legacy of excellence with H.O. Nash
- Oct 5, 2018 - 11:25:42 AM
BTC proudly celebrated with its adopted school, H.O. Nash last Thursday
as they recognized top performers during the school’s Annual Awards
Ceremony. BTC provided the top student, Jasmine Anderson with a laptop
computer. Jasmine was awarded for Best Performance in the BJC
examinations, receiving an outstanding nine A’s and one B. Vandaleeza
Hepburn and Jafari Miller both received 8A’s and 2B’s respectively and
were awarded smart phones. BTC also provided gift bags for all
Local Psalmist Garners support for Album
- Oct 5, 2018 - 6:20:45 AM
Psalmist and popular gospel singer Allison Rolle is continuing to expand
her ministry (AMR Music Ministry) by making tours, sharing her most
recent single project Abide with Me.
Just a few months ago, she
released the CD with three singles, but intends to release a full album
by the end of this year. For this reason, she has been sharing her
project and seeking partners to bring her larger body of work to full