Bahamians in the Diaspora: Maria K. Sealy
- Feb 11, 2016 - 7:24:54 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Maria K. Sealy grew up on Shirley Street east of Mackey
Street in New Providence near an area known as The Pond which produced a number
of successful and industrious Bahamians in a variety of professions. Indeed,
her sister, Patricia Mortimer, is one of The Bahamas’ most successful female
So it is not surprising that Maria has also successfully established herself as
a business woman and is currently co-owner of Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home, LLC, located
on Pacific Street between Franklin and Classon Avenues in Brooklyn, New York...
BTC Sponsors Sir Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation Ball
- Feb 11, 2016 - 6:04:52 PM
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is again a Platinum
Sponsor of the Sir Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation Ball set for this Saturday, February 13 in the Independence Ballroom at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Cable Beach.
Since 1961, the Sir Victor Sassoon Heart
Foundation has assisted over 4,000 Bahamian children affected by
congenital heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in
Bahamian children and usually cannot be detected until after birth when
it is costly, but critical to have immediate treatment...
Spence Finlayson gives keynote at Government Ministry staff motivation seminar
- Feb 11, 2016 - 4:35:39 PM
The Ministry of Social Services and Community Development recently held
their Staff Motivation Seminar under the theme “One Goal, One team” at
the All Saints Anglican Church Hall and master Motivator Spence
Finlayson, Bishop of Motivation and international motivational speaker ,
corporate trainer and author , gave a stirring , highly impactful
presentation that left the staff wanting for more . He addressed the
more than 400 staff members of the Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development on topics; delivering excellent customer service,
being sensitive to the needs of the clients and the power of teamwork.
Hon. Melanie Griffin , the Minister of Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development said “ trust me folks, he was good and well
received ! Truly God-given gift...
Mangrove Action Project presents to Grand Bahama EARTHCARE Eco Kids
- Feb 10, 2016 - 11:58:16 AM
On February 5th, 2016, EARTHCARE brought Martin Keeley, children’s
environmental book author to Grand Bahama Island to share his work with
schools and the EARTHCARE Eco Kids. Martin met with the EARTHCARE Eco
Kids first. The students were engaged at the Kevin Tomlinson Academy,
learning about Science and how it relates to Marvellous Mangroves.
Following the exciting experiments, after lunch, the EARTHCARE Eco Kids
headed to Lucayan National Park where they got to see firsthand, healthy
mangrove forests and all of the associated wildlife. The students
learned about the many benefits of Mangroves such as being the nursery
for many of our Fisheries products, protection against storm surge...
RBPF Nassau: Drive-by shooting, Man robbed of bank deposit bag - Handgun seized
- Feb 10, 2016 - 11:57:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Searching for suspects armed robbery and shooting: Police
are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for
an armed robbery and shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday 9th
Snatched another handgun out of the hands of criminals: The courageous efforts by the officers of the Selective Enforcement Team
in ridding the streets of New Providence of illegal handguns continued
on Tuesday 9th February 2016 with the seizure of another handgun...
Police find pistol and ammunition in South Bahamia home
- Feb 10, 2016 - 9:34:36 AM
Grand Bahama, The Bahamas - Reports are that on Tuesday 9th February
2016, shortly after 8:00pm, a team of officers armed with a search
warrant went to a residence in the South Bahamia area, where they
conducted a search and discovered a .380 pistol with (4) live rounds of
ammunition, (1) .45 live round of ammunition and a small amount of
Three males and a female were arrested and taken into police custody. Police are actively investigating...
Abaco police find badly burnt male body
- Feb 10, 2016 - 9:31:56 AM
The Bahamas - Police in Abaco are seeking the public’s assistance in
locating the person(s) responsible for the death of a male.
are that on Tuesday 9th February 2016 shortly after 9:00pm, the badly
burnt body of a male was discovered in bushes off S.C Bootle Highway.
The body was examined by doctor and pronounced dead. Police are actively
investigating and are appealing to the general public for anyone with
any information that can assist in their investigation of this matter...
Scotiabank becomes Platinum Sponsor of The Heart Ball
- Feb 9, 2016 - 5:16:57 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Scotiabank is a platinum sponsor of the Heart Ball
in aid of the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation, again this
“At Scotiabank, we want to help young persons in the
community to become better off,” said Leah R. Davis, Senior Manager of
Marketing and Public Relations at Scotiabank. “We are partnering with
the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation as 97% of the funds
raised at the Ball are used to assist children with congenital heart
NAD Managers Earn Airport Operations Diplomas
- Feb 9, 2016 - 3:14:57 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – David Adams, Manager of Customer Support Services
and Nicole Henfield, Manager of Parking and Ground Transportation at
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), recently graduated from
Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Operations Diploma
Program. Through their coursework, David and Nicole gained a broader
understanding of Airside Operations, Terminal and Landside Operations
and Airport Business Operations to help them successfully address the
operational and business needs of LPIA as it continues its
transformation into a leading 21st century airport...
Inagua DEU seize 105 kilos of cocaine on vessel
- Feb 9, 2016 - 1:31:52 PM
Inagua, Bahamas - As part of an ongoing investigation, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers assisted by officers from the Inagua
acting on intelligence conducted a search of a large vessel in Inagua
shortly after 2:00pm on Sunday 7th February 2016 and uncovered 105 kilos
RBPF Nassau: Woman robbed at gunpoint in bar on Soldier Rd - Man robbed & shot - Weapon seized, suspect in custody - 7 arrests / 21 citations
- Feb 9, 2016 - 12:56:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Seek public's help in locating suspects in two armed robberies: In
the first incident shortly after 11:30am on Monday 8th February 2016, a
woman was at a local bar on Soldier Road, when a lone gunman approached
and robbed her of a large amount of cash and a cell phone before
fleeing on foot.
Then later that night shortly after 11:00pm, a
man was at Hamilton Subdivision off Carmichael Road, when he was
approached by another man armed with a handgun..
Seize another illegal weapon, one suspect in custody: Reports are that shortly after 9:00pm on Sunday 7th February 2016,
Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Market and Deveaux
Streets, when they conducted a search of a suspicious adult male and
found a .40 pistol with 8 rounds of ammunition...
The Dirty Mule is back at Festival RumBahamas
- Feb 9, 2016 - 11:08:31 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - For the third year Festival RumBahamas will be taking
over the historic Fort Charlotte for a three day event, February 26th –
28th. The annual festival is an enticing mixture of local, regional and
international rum exhibitors, and the event’s signature cocktail is “The
Dirty Mule”. One of the key ingredients is the locally produced
Barritt’s Ginger Beer, a product of Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC),
the local producer of Coca-Cola. For the second year CBC will be a
sponsor of the event, and will be introducing a new drink at the
festival - Schweppes Grapefruit...
Photos of State-Recognized Funeral of Former Senator Edwin Brown
- Feb 7, 2016 - 11:50:01 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Honourable Senators both Government and Opposition
including Attorney General and Leader of Government Business in the
Senate the Hon. Allyson Maynard, and Leader of Opposition Business the
Hon. Carl Bethel, Members of Parliament, and Cabinet Ministers led by
Acting Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, and Opposition Leader the
Hon. Hubert Minnis, attended the state-recognized funeral of former
Senator Edwin Brown at Bethel Baptist Church, Friday, February 5, 2016.
The Hon. Carl Bethel led Opposition Senate Members in a march from the
Senate to the church with the procession and the former member's body.
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General
Nassau police seek suspects for 3 armed robberies - Man shot in resort area - 11 arrests
- Feb 7, 2016 - 11:13:42 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Seek suspects in three armed robberies: Police are asking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible
for three armed robberies that occurred on Saturday 6th February 2016...
Investigating a shooting incident: According to reports, shortly after 1:00am on Sunday 7th February 2016, a
man was in the area of a resort in western New Providence, when he was
4.5 million dollar drug bust in Grand Bahama Island
- Feb 7, 2016 - 8:01:52 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Reports are that on Sunday 7th February 2016 shortly
after 12:00pm, a team of Law Enforcement Officers consisting of Police,
Bahamas Customs and U.S counterparts, acting on information, while at
the Freeport Container Port, searched a container where they discovered
five black duffle bags containing a total of 161 packages of suspected
cocaine. The suspected drugs has an estimated street value of 4.5
No arrest was made in this matter, active police investigation is ongoing...
Nassau police take 11 illegal firearms out the hands of criminals in 24-hour period
- Feb 7, 2016 - 2:50:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police continue to rid the streets in the country of illegal firearms
with the seizure of another handgun by officers from the Selective
Enforcement Team during an operation on Saturday 6th February 2016.
This makes a total of 11 firearms taken out of the hands of criminals throughout the country in just 24 hours.
Around 6:30pm officers from the Selective Enforcement Team acting on
intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located on Fritz Lane...
Man shot dead at Irish Springs Close, Nassau
- Feb 7, 2016 - 12:33:13 PM
Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects
responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on
Saturday 6th February 2016.
Reports are that shortly after 10:30pm, a
man was involved in an altercation with two men at Irish Springs Close
off John Chipman Street, when he was shot. The two suspects fled in a
white Honda vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene...
Royal Bahamas Police Force Annual Church Service & Parade will be held February 7th
- Feb 7, 2016 - 9:22:53 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The
Royal Bahama Police Force, Grand Bahama and the Northern District
Annual Church Service and Parade will be held at 2:00pm, on Sunday 7th
February 2016 at the Church of God Temple, Peach Tree Street, Freeport,
Grand Bahama. In attendance will be the Commissioner of Police, Senior
Commissioner Grand Bahama & Northern Bahamas
District, Members of the Senior Executive Leadership Team, Law
Enforcement and Uniform Branches including the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force, Bahamas Customs, Bahamas Immigration and Road Traffic Department...
Grand Bahama police seize large haul of firearms & ammunition
- Feb 7, 2016 - 12:52:14 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Excellent work by officers of Grand Bahama resulted
in the discovery of a number of firearms and ammunition in the Freeport
Reports are that on Saturday 6th February 2016 shortly before
11:00am, officers while on mobile patrol in the Freeport area, observed a
male who upon seeing the officers fled the area leaving his vehicle. He
was later captured and returned to his vehicle where an illegal firearm
Horticultural Society of the Bahamas Plant Sale returns February 13th
- Feb 6, 2016 - 1:35:01 PM
lovers are gearing up for the much anticipated “Horticultural Society
of the Bahamas" (HSB) Annual Plant Sale set for Saturday, February 13, from 8 a.m to 1
p.m. at the Bahamas National Trust's headquarters, The Retreat, Gardens, Village Road, opposite Queen’s College.
range in price from a dollar to more than $100, depending on size and
rarity. A huge section of $5 or less plants draws a crowd each year. HSB
members grow the plants and label them for sale with 10 per cent of the
sale price going to the HSB...