More than 450 Volunteers in Nassau Remove 1,000 lbs of Trash
- Sep 26, 2016 - 9:06:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - More than 450 volunteers from all walks of life
turned out to participate in the 31st Anniversary of International
Coastal Cleanup in New Providence. Local students and Bahamian civic and
corporate organizations teamed up with visiting International groups
including Carnival Cruise Line staff to make a difference at South
Beach. To date, this global initiative has helped remove over 153
million pounds of marine litter from more than 312,000 miles of
coastlines and waterways since it began 31 years ago.
International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest one-day volunteer
event created to prevent and eliminate pollution of the marine
environment. This year, volunteers in New Providence turned out to
clean-up beaches and wetlands...
Sandilands Primary School Mentorship Program and Pens, Pencil and Paper Donation
- Sep 26, 2016 - 2:04:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity
established for African American Men, was founded at Cornell University
in Ithaca, New York December 4, 1906 by seven college men who recognized
the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants on
campus. The visionary founders, known as the “Jewels” of the fraternity,
are Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones,
George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and
Vertner Woodson Tandy. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the
fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha's
principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting
RBC Partners With The Bahamas Cancer Society To Bring Awareness To Childhood Cancer
- Sep 26, 2016 - 8:43:23 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and as a
leading partner in the community and employer concerned about the
health and well-being of its staff, RBC Royal Bank hosted an informative
session on Cancer with the educational team from The Bahamas Cancer
Society. In a one-hour session that covered everything from what cancer
is, to treatment and preventative measures, RBC employees learned
lessons that will hopefully reduce the number of cancer seen in The
Khalila Ambrister, H.R. Generalist thought the session
was “really good and very informative.” In fact, according to Ambrister
“I wish the session had been longer given the valuable information that
Registration Opens for Grand Bahama’s Youth Environment Ambassadors program
- Sep 26, 2016 - 6:05:44 AM
Three years after it was launched as the training ground to help prepare
junior high students in Grand Bahama to become ambassadors for the
environment, the popular Youth Environment Ambassadors program opened
for registration this week but with noticeable differences.
will be fewer participants but they will enjoy broader experiences,”
explained YEA Administrator Rashema Ingraham. “In the past, we have
accommodated 40 deserving students per 12-week series. While that was
great, the high number made travel to other islands to experience what
is special about their environment unrealistic so this year we aim to
limit the number to 20 students but work toward opportunities for those
participants to travel to explore and study the land and marine
environment in at least two of the Family Islands...”
2 Colombians in custody after drugs found on fuel tanker off Grand Bahama
- Sep 26, 2016 - 12:58:44 AM
Reports are that on Sunday 25th September 2016, shortly after 4:00pm, Law Enforcement Officials inclusive
off; Officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Defense Force, Bahamas Customs Department and U.S
counterparts, acting on information, conducted a search of a fuel tanker that was anchored off the coast of
Pinder’s Point, where they discovered a large quantity of suspected cocaine that has a street value of over
Two male Colombian nationals are in police custody and are expected to be formally charged in connection
with this matter. Investigation is continuing...
Man found hanging from a tree on Canaan Lane
- Sep 26, 2016 - 12:00:39 AM
Police are investigating the circumstance surrounding the death of a man who allegedly committed suicide
on Sunday 25th September 2016.
According to reports, shortly after 8:00am, police received a report of a man found dead at a residence
located at Canaan Lane off Shirley Street. When police arrived at the scene police they met the lifeless body
of a man hanging from a rope attached to tree near his home. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death...
Drug bust in Andros, 3 males in custody
- Sep 25, 2016 - 11:50:25 PM
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2016, Police in the Andros District took three
adult males into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Sunday 25th September
According to reports, shortly before 12:00noon, a team of officers from the Andros District acting on
intelligence executed a search warrant at the home of the three males located at Red Bays, Andros, where
they found just over seven (7) pounds of marijuana. The three suspects were subsequently taken into
custody and are expected to appear in court later this week to be formally charged.
Government Officials Attend Funeral of Mrs. Juliette Barnwell
- Sep 25, 2016 - 9:51:01 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The funeral service of Mrs. Juliette Barnwell was
held on Saturday morning, September 24, 2016, at Christ Church
Cathedral. Mrs. Barnwell was a well-loved and deeply respected
Pictured paying their respects, among the many who
attended, are: Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling (front row), Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
(second row, right), Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis (second
right), and Minister of National Security the Hon. Bernard Nottage and
Mrs. Nottage. Seated behind is Former Governor General Sir Orville
AML Donates Over 1000 Books to Grand Bahama Community
- Sep 25, 2016 - 8:22:45 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Residents of the Grand Bahama
Children’s Home along with hundreds of local primary school students on
the island recently received a generous back-to-school giveaway from AML
Foods Ltd. The parent company of Solomon’s Lucaya, Solomon’s Queen’s
Highway and Costright Freeport presented more than 1000 composition
books to the home administrator and the principals at Walter Parker
Primary and Bartlett Hill Primary schools.
Managers at the three retail outlets spearheaded the giveback initiative
as a way to touch the lives of their customers and directly impact the
greater community. Each manager identified an organization in need of
the supplies and reached out directly to the group to arrange for
delivery just in time for the fall semester...
2 pounds of cocaine seized in Cat Island
- Sep 25, 2016 - 1:50:21 PM
Cat Island, Bahamas - According to reports, around 1:00pm on Thursday
22nd September 2016, Police Officers in Cat Island acting on information
went to a beach on that island, where they uncovered just over 2 pounds
The drugs was later handed over to Drug Enforcement Unit
Officers in New Providence for further investigations...
American Man arrested for Drug Possession in Spanish Wells
- Sep 24, 2016 - 6:38:23 PM
Eleuthera , Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing
Priorities for 2016, officers from Eleuthera District took an American
man into custody after they found a quantity of dangerous drugs in his
possession on Friday 23rd September 2016.
Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm, Police Officers stationed in
Spanish Wells, acting on information conducted a search of a home at
Russell Island, Spanish Wells...
RBPF Missing: 38-yr-old Vera Albury of Nassau
- Sep 24, 2016 - 2:34:56 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating
38 – year old Vera Albury of Penny Saving Bank Lane, New Providence, who
was reported missing by family members.
Albury who last seen three days ago, is a dark brown female, medium build, about 5’ 6” to 5’ 8” tall.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Very Albury, no matter how small or insignificant...
RBPF Nassau: 4 arrested & 76 Drivers cited during Central Division Operation
- Sep 24, 2016 - 1:34:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for
2016, officers from the Central Division conducted an operation in the
division on Friday 23rd September 2016 to send a clear message to those
responsible for committing criminal acts on members of our communities,
that the police will proactively identify them, thoroughly investigate
the offences they commit, and ensure that they are prosecuted and
brought to justice.
The operation resulted in one person being arrested for Possession of a
Stolen Vehicle and 3 persons for Outstanding Court Warrants...
Bahamas Department of Corrections Officer Arrested for Drug Possession
- Sep 24, 2016 - 9:33:44 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - An officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections
is in custody after being arrested for possession of dangerous drugs on
Friday 23rd September 2016 at the prison.
According to police reports,
shortly after 10:00pm, officers from the Bahamas Department of
Corrections conducted a routine search of a male Corrections Officer at
the Bahamas Department of Corrections and found a quantity of marijuana
in his possession. The police was notified and the officer was handed
over to officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, who took him into
PM Christie Lauds Abaco's Air and Boating Tourism Sectors
- Sep 23, 2016 - 3:32:00 PM
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie noted that if one closely examines
the facts, one can demonstrate that Abaco has consistently delivered
historical growth trends based on steady and methodical performance in
both its air and boating sectors.
"In fact, it is one of only a
handful of islands in our archipelago that has experienced a kind of
robust, organic and measured multi-sector development delivering
economic returns that are the envy of other destinations within The
Bahamas and in the region," Prime Minister Christie said, at the Abaco
Business Outlook, held at Great Abaco Beach Resort & Marina...
American male and female found in possession of unlicensed firearm in Grand Bahama
- Sep 23, 2016 - 1:16:50 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - An American male and female are in police custody after they were found in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
are that on Thursday 22nd September 2016 shortly after 8:00pm, acting
on information, police went to a residence in the Fortune Bay area and
arrested the American couple after they were found in possession of a
7.62 rifle with (75) rounds of ammunition and a black and chrome
Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun with (21) shotgun shells...
Scotiabank Sponsors Paradise Plates
- Sep 23, 2016 - 7:19:56 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas, September 22, 2016 – Scotiabank has partnered with
Hands for Hunger to sponsor Paradise Plates, the agency’s signature
“The community is at the heart of all we do
at Scotiabank. We are proud to partner with Hands for Hunger in the
fight against hunger in our community,” said Maxine Seymour,
Scotiabank’s Manager for Sponsorships & Philanthropy...
BTVI Creates Beauty Backstage
- Sep 23, 2016 - 3:22:30 AM
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution’s (BTVI) partnership
list is growing, with the latest being James Catalyn and Friends. Two
students of the institution’s summer makeup course got the opportunity
to work backstage at Summer Madness 2016, gaining experience and
Claudeenah Clarke and Alicia Turnquest were fresh off
their Face Care and Makeup Artistry Course I at BTVI, when instructor
Torkel Dawkins, owner of T’s Artistry, gave them the opportunity to be
exposed to stage makeup for the theatrical production.
trainer at Dolphin Encounters, Claudeenah has been interested in makeup
artistry for years, and jumped at the opportunity that was presented...
Alfred M. Sears “Listening Tour” to Abaco to meet with Stalwarts and Branch Executives of The Progressive Liberal Party
- Sep 22, 2016 - 11:28:07 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Alfred M. Sears, Queens Counsel, PLP Candidate for
Fort Charlotte, accompanied by his wife Marion, took his “listening
tour” to Abaco this weekend and the visit was a resounding success.
people with whom he met were excited about Sears’ bid for the
leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and welcomed him
warmly, embracing his change agenda and assuring him of their support.
tour afforded me the opportunity to engage with Stalwart councilors,
Branch members, residents and Local Government officials...
RBPF Wanted: Ronel Augustine, Mario Elliott, Enoch Eulin
- Sep 22, 2016 - 11:06:45 PM
assau police launch manhunt for 3 murder suspects
Police have launched a manhunt and public appeal for
three suspects who are believed to be responsible for a number of recent
The first suspect is 31 – year old
, otherwise called “Lurch” of Ida Street. He is wanted for questioning reference to murder.
Also wanted is