CIBC FirstCaribbean investing in Bahamian Culture
- Jan 20, 2020 - 9:51:21 AM
Thousands of Bahamians gather down town, Nassau every year to celebrate
the exciting cultural experience of Junkanoo. The Christmas and New Year
parade permits Bahamians to display their creative talents through
colorful costumes and massive themed structures.
For more than
20 years, CIBC FirstCaribbean has supported Junkanoo A and B groups with
the objective of preserving the cultural expression while supporting
community building and creativity. As Junkanoo groups continue to
Atlanta Gospel Artist Obie One B.A. delivers items to Grand Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Victims
- Jan 20, 2020 - 8:45:34 AM
After seeing how Bahamians in Grand Bahama are still in desperate need
months after Hurricane Dorian, Atlanta-based gospel recording artist
Obie One B.A. went to the island to personally distribute items to those
trying to rebuild their lives.
The artist, whose real name is Obafemi Hawk, also helped in the wake of
Hurricane Matthew. Through his businesses in the Atlanta area, family,
friends and strangers, he was able to gather supplies in short order.
With his mother and friends, he made a trip to Grand Bahama to ensure
the items got into the hands of those who needed it most.
Once on the ground in Grand Bahama, Obie One B.A. met with Pastor Ken
Strachan of Seed Sowing Ministries who received the bulk of the items to
distribute to the community and went to see some of the devastation on
the island first hand...
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates burglary and armed robbery - Grievous Harm - Male arrested at LPIA for drug possession
- Jan 19, 2020 - 8:14:05 AM
on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in
identifying and locating a group of men responsible for burglary and
armed robbery, Sunday, 19th January, 2020.
to reports, shortly 3:00am a group of armed men forced their way into a
home on Joe Farrington Road, held residents at bay and robbed them of
cash and personal items, before running away...
on New Providence are investigating the circumstance surrounding in
incident, Sunday, 19th January, 2020, which has left an adult female
detained in hospital...
RBPF Nassau: Shooting incident has left an adult male in hospital - 2 armed robberies - Illegal fiream & ammunition recoverd
- Jan 17, 2020 - 9:00:51 AM
on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident Thursday, 16th
January, 2020 which has left an adult male detained in hospital.
to reports, shortly after 6:00am, a male was standing in front of a
home on Coconut Grove Avenue when the occupants of a white Buick car
pulled up and opened fire in his direction, hitting him, before speeding
Armed robberies: Police
on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying
and locating the men responsible for two armed robberies which occurred
AML Foods Limited & Bahamas Feeding Network continue to help those in need on Grand Bahama
- Jan 16, 2020 - 11:30:04 AM
More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach
programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama,
were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000
Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of
the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive
food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive
Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.
It is the
fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its
‘Feed the 5000’ initiative. “We wanted families to have a great
Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come
from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...
Announcing The Passing of Dr. Gopal Kshatriya
- Jan 15, 2020 - 9:29:52 AM
The Community of Indians in The Bahamas is deeply saddened to announce
the passing of Dr. Gopal Kshatriya on January 14, 2020 at the Princess
Margaret Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving wife Mrs. Chitra
Gopal Kshatriya, family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Gopal as he was
fondly known, was born in Hubli, India on January 15, 1946, moving on to
glory just shy of his 74th year. In 1988, he came to The Bahamas with
his wife Chitra and children and was a medical practitioner for the past
44 years at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and as a family
practitioner for the Department of Public Health.
Dr Gopal Kshatriya is survived by wife, Mrs. Chitra Gopal Kshatriya;
children: Dr. Shilpa Kshatriya and Kiran Kshatriya; son-in-law: Rajiv
Chauhan; grandchildren: Kunika and Gurish Singh Chauhan; sister-in-law:
Rani Chauhan; brother-in-law: Gautham Krishnaiah; sister: Mrs. Gayathri
RBPF: Police investigate alledged drowning on Half Moon Cay
- Jan 14, 2020 - 12:05:50 PM
Police are investigation an alleged drowning, Monday 13th January, 2020, which occurred on Half Moon Cay.
to reports, shortly before 1:00pm, an adult American male, who was a
passenger of a cruise ship, was discovered unresponsive, floating in
waters at Half Moon Cay. He was removed from the water and CPR rendered.
The victim was transported to the Community Clinic in Rock Sound,
University of The Bahamas announces appointment of Dean, Liberal and Fine Arts
- Jan 13, 2020 - 12:30:50 PM
University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Dr. Douglas
Barkey as Dean, Liberal and Fine Arts which includes the Communication
& Creative Arts and English Studies academic units. Dr. Barkey's
appointment follows a comprehensive search process.
As Dean, Dr.
Barkey is responsible for facilitating the delivery of academic
programmes, including the development of new programmes and the
systematic review, assessment and evaluation of existing ones while
managing the academic, operational, fiscal and human resources of the
Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts (FLFA)...
Annual Bahamas Red Cross Ball 2020
- Jan 13, 2020 - 10:30:20 AM
The annual Ball of the Bahamas Red Cross Society, the premier ball of
the country, will be held on Saturday, the 25th of January, 2020 at the
BahaMar Convention Center, Cable Beach. His Excellency, The Most
Honourable Cornelius A. Smith O.N., Governor General, of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, has graciously agreed to lend his patronage
for the event.
Our theme this year is an “Enchanted Garden” Our
intent is to create a theme, with the end result giving our patrons the
feeling of an evening in a garden of love, comfort and joy, especially
after such a disastrous event as Hurricane Dorian...
RBPF Nassau: Shooting incident - Armed robbery - Structural fire and burglary investigation
- Jan 13, 2020 - 9:55:58 AM
on the Island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in
identifying and locating the persons responsible for a shooting
incident, which occurred overnight, which left an adult male in
According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm, Sunday,
12th January, 2020, a man was standing in front of a bar on Rupert Dean
Lane, when a white car pulled up. The occupants of the car opened fire
in his direction, hitting him about the body...
Armed Robbery: Police
on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying
and locating two men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred
Sunday, 12th January, 2020...
RBPF Nassau: Suspects to be formally charged - US citizens arrested for failing to declare
- Jan 13, 2020 - 8:35:58 AM
Suspects to be formally charged:
Police are pleased to announce that two (2) suspects will be
formally charged in Magistrate Court at 12:00 noon, Monday, 13th
January, 2020 in connection with sexual crimes investigations...
US citizens arrested for failing to declare: Two adult males, ages 51 and 21, citizens of the United States of
America, were taken into custody Sunday, 12th January, 2020, after they
failed to declare a large sum of US Currency.
According to reports, shortly after 7:00am, the male presented
themselves to a US Border Control Officer at Lynden Pindling
International Airport and fail to declare the true amount of currency
Tinesha Longley speaks up and speak out about mental health
- Jan 13, 2020 - 7:53:10 AM
A beautiful flower with a bright smile and creative mind, Tinesha was
considered just shy and introverted. “I lived in the world of my
thoughts,” she recalled. However, hidden beneath the surface, deep in
her head and heart were layers of internalized pain and suppressed
traumatic experiences unacknowledged or overlooked by those around her.
“Growing up in a very toxic and abusive home, I struggled with
depression and anxiety all my life but didn't realize it as mental
illness. The struggle was always present internally so the discovery
never really happened,” Tinesha explained. As a result, her fragile
petals began to wither and fall, leaving only the stem...
Kansas City Private School volunteers at Ardastra
- Jan 11, 2020 - 6:11:01 PM
Fourteen students from The Pembroke Hill School in Missouri “connected
to the world beyond the classroom walls” through a service-learning trip
to New Providence where they cleaned out animal habitats at Ardastra
Gardens Zoo and Conservation Centre and worked with The Bahamas Red
Cross to assist Hurricane Dorian evacuees.
Kansas City's largest
independent college preparatory school designates the first school week
of the New Year, January Interim Week, where students can opt to take
courses outside the regular curriculum or partake in education travel...
Colina is Gold Sponsor of 48th Annual Red Cross Ball
- Jan 9, 2020 - 10:30:21 AM
Colina Insurance Company Limited is proud to announce its gold sponsorship of the upcoming Red Cross Ball.
black - tie gala is one of the Red Cross’ largest fundraisers. Proceeds
are used to defray the organization’s annual expenses including
disaster relief, Meals on Wheels and a number of other programs and
“The event promises to be one to remember as we
celebrate the evening with comradery, fun and love , ” said incoming Red
Cross Director General, Sean Beneby, who is excited about the upcoming
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Illegal firearms recovered
- Jan 8, 2020 - 11:09:22 AM
Police are investigating a shooting incident Tuesday, 7th January, 2020, which has left an adult male detained in hospital.
to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a man had just arrived at a home on
Prison Lane, Fort Fin Castle when he was approached by a male armed with
a firearm, who shot him before running away...
Illegal firearms recovered: Police have recovered two illegal firearms from the streets of New
Providence, in two separate incidents, Tuesday, 7th January, 2020...
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs recovered - 20 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers
- Jan 7, 2020 - 10:09:07 AM
According to reports, shortly before 1:00pm, Monday, 6th January, 2020,
Mobile Division Officers, acting on information conducted a search of an
abandon building at Peardale Manor and recovered a 9 millimeter pistol
and a bag containing suspected Marijuana...
According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, Anti-Gang and Firearm
Officers, conducted a search of an abandon building on John Road and
recovered a black plastic bag containing suspected marijuana...
RBPF Abaco: Police investigates traffic fatality
- Jan 7, 2020 - 8:56:15 AM
Police on the island of Abaco are investigating a traffic crash, Monday, 6th January, 2020, which left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly before 3:00pm two men were traveling in a Jeep
Wrangler, west on Earnest Dean Highway, near to Sandy Point, Abaco, when
the driver lost control of the vehicle and overturned...