Nassau police seek suspects in 2 drive-by shootings and 2 armed robberies
- May 30, 2016 - 2:24:20 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating
the suspects responsible for two separate shooting incidents that have
left several persons detained in hospital.
In the first incident,
shortly before 12:00midnight on Saturday 28th May 2016, three adult
males were standing in front of a home located on Sutton Street off Kemp
Road, when the occupants of a grey Honda Torino car pulled up and fired
several shots at them before speeding off. The males were rushed to
hospital where two of them remain in serious condition and the other in
RBPF: Pistol and ammo seized - Man arrested for marijuana possession
- May 30, 2016 - 12:27:39 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan
for 2016, officers of the Selective Enforcement Team took another
illegal firearm out of the hands of a criminal on Saturday 28th May
Reports are that around 8:30pm, officers from the Selective
Enforcement Team were on routine patrol on Lyon Road off Shirley Street,
when they saw two suspicious males walking in the area. The officers
conducted a search of the males and uncovered a pistol with 10 rounds of
ammunition. The two males were subsequently arrested and taken into
Grand Bahama Humane Society June Events 2016
- May 30, 2016 - 12:07:06 AM
Freeport Grand Bahama Island - The Grand Bahama Humane Society has a
busy month of events planned for June 2016. There are three planned and
all completely different from one another. All events are in aid of our
dogs and cats as always!
Firstly, there's a Pub
Quiz/Trivia night, being held at the Garden of the Groves on Saturday
4th June. The restaurant and bar will be open at 6.30pm and the quiz
starts at 8.00pm - $5 per person. A prize for the winning team
Constitutional Commission speaks to Sandals Resorts staff on Gender Equality Referendum
- May 29, 2016 - 5:22:16 PM
Presently, under the law, children of unwed Bahamian men are not
recognized as Bahamians, although children of unwed Bahamian women are.
The June 7 Gender Equality referendum poses to change that.
Speaking to staff at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore
Island on Thursday, retired Justice Rubie Nottage, attorney Brandace
Duncanson and aspiring attorney Rashad Flowers—members of the Bahamas
Constitutional Committee explained the implications of the 4 proposed
21-yr-old dead after shooting in Grand Bahama Island
- May 29, 2016 - 12:44:42 PM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a 21 year old male of Freeport dead.
are that on Saturday 28th May 2016 shortly after 10:00pm, a male while
sitting in a vehicle on Frobisher Circle was shot multiple times about
the body by unknown perpetrators.
The male victim was taken to hospital
by EMS personnel where he later succumbed to his injuries...
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2016
- May 29, 2016 - 11:18:05 AM
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Baccalaureate Service Challenges COB Graduands to 'Stick Their Necks Out' to Succeed
- May 28, 2016 - 9:53:16 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS - Spring 2016 Graduands of The College of The Bahamas
came together in worship and celebration as their COB journey comes to
an end. The annual Baccalaureate Service was held on Sunday, 22nd May
2016 at the Church of God Convention Centre William M. Johnson
Auditorium. The hall was filled with melodic sounds from Voices of
Paradise and the College Concert Choir under the direction of Mrs.
Audrey Dean-Wright and Dr. Alvin Hepburn, Adjunct Professor, School of
Mathematics, Physics & Technology
and Sr. Pastor, Central Church of
the Nazarene gave the invocation.
College President Dr. Rodney D. Smith welcomed the congregation and
shared his view of the power of education and citied Proverbs 4:13 which
emphasizes the importance of knowledge and learning, equating it to
Bimini Student Shark Encounter
- May 28, 2016 - 11:01:22 AM
Sharks4Kids, a Florida based nonprofit, teamed up with Neal Watson’s
Bimini Scuba Center, now at Bimini Big Game Club, to take grade 11
students from Louise McDonald High School to explore the pristine waters
and wildlife around Bimini.
People travel from all over the world to see the incredible wildlife,
especially the sharks, Bimini is famous for, but it is really important
for local students to have this opportunity as well. Field trips offer
them the chance to experience what makes their island so special and why
these animals and habitats are worth protecting...
BTVI gives young man hope
- May 28, 2016 - 10:46:52 AM
Gerrard Russell is determined to not be average. His pledge from the
first semester at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution
(BTVI) was to remain committed and dream big.
“BTVI has given me my ability to dream again. After high school, I quit
dreaming, but at BTVI, I started dreaming about possibilities,” said
RBPF wanted persons, Adderley and Rolle now in police custody
- May 27, 2016 - 1:05:00 PM
Excellent work by officers of the Bimini
District resulted in the capture of wanted suspect Colin Adderley of New
Providence who is wanted for Murder.
Reports are that on
Thursday 26th May 2016 shortly before 6:00pm, officers arrested the
suspect in the Alice Town area without incident. A 20 year old male of
South Bimini was also arrested for harbouring a criminal and taken into
Miss Bahamas Teenager Organization Unveils 2016 Contestants
- May 27, 2016 - 12:31:54 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Miss Bahamas Teenager Organization unveiled the
2016 teen contestants on Sunday, May 15th, under the theme, "Priceless
This year's ten lovely contestants are: Pik Ying Chan
18, Miss Bahamas Teenager Carnation; Kiara Marie Diggiss 16, Miss
Bahamas Teenager Orchid; Kenneitha Hart 17, Miss Bahamas Teenager
Tulip; Serena Daniella Neely 17, Miss Bahamas Teenager Rose; Chinasa
Outten 16,miss Bahamas Teenager Hibiscus; Nerline Pierre 18, Miss
Bahamas Teenager Morning Glory; Sade Rolle 17, Miss Bahamas Teenager
Lavender; Breanna Sands 16, Miss Bahamas Teenager Lilac; Christinique
Saunders 18, Miss Bahamas Teenager Daffodil; Chante Tucker 16, Miss
Bahamas Teenager Yellow Elder...
2 dead, 2 in hospital after traffic accident on New Providence Highway
- May 27, 2016 - 3:19:46 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are investigating the circumstances
surrounding a traffic accident that has left a male and a female dead
and two females detained in hospital on Thursday 26th May 2016.
are that shortly after 7:00pm, a Nissan car occupied by four persons
was traveling south on New Providence Highway, when the driver lost
control and crashed into a utility pole. The male driver and a female
passenger were ejected from the vehicle into the road and pronounced
dead on the scene. Two female passengers were transported to hospital
where they remain in stable condition...
RBPF Missing: 15-yr-old Darren Milifries of Nassau, Bahamas
- May 27, 2016 - 1:11:21 AM
Nassau, New Providence - Police are seeking the public’s help in
locating 15 – year old Darren Milifries of Hampton Street, who was
reported missing by family members on Thursday 26th May 2016.
ARE URGING ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER
HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY
CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW
PROVIDENCE) OR1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)
Man found dead with gunshot wounds in Bonefish Pond area
- May 27, 2016 - 1:00:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the
death of a man who was discovered dead on Thursday 26th May 2016.
are that around 10:00am officers from the Southwestern Division were on
mobile patrol in the Bonefish Pond area of western New Providence, when
they observed an unoccupied silver Dodge Durango vehicle parked at the
end of a road.
The officers made a check of the area and found the lifeless body of a male with gunshot wounds...
An “Army of Educators” Commissioned at the COB Teachers’ Ceremony
- May 26, 2016 - 10:25:33 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS - The latest fleet in the “army of educators” as The
College of The Bahamas President Dr. Rodney D. Smith addressed them was
formally welcomed into a network of professional educators on Tuesday,
24th May 2016 at the annual Teachers' Commissioning Ceremony held at The
College's Performing Arts Centre in Oakes Field.
one hundred twenty graduands participated in the event that has become a
staple on The College’s Commencement calendar.
In his welcome
address to the graduating students, President Smith reflected on Ms.
Brice, a second grade teacher who paid extra attention to him as a
College of The Bahamas Graduand Profile: Meet Meghann Carroll, 24
- May 26, 2016 - 4:00:37 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS - Meet Meghann Carroll, a Spring 2016 Bachelor of Arts
graduand who studied English with a minor in Linguistics. In her
adolescence she never imagined attending The College of The Bahamas, but
as fate would have it, after pursuing a field she had little interest
in at a university in Canada and realizing she was unhappy, she took a
year off to work and made a decision to apply to COB. This decision, she
touts, is one of the best she made regarding her education.
began her COB career Fall of 2011 and notes that her time at The
College has been an enjoyable journey with notable memories of tutoring
peers and travelling to Exuma, visiting many of the settlements to
complete a transcription project after having conversations with locals
who spoke Bahamian Creole English...
Michael Scott on Gender Equality and the Constitutional Amendment Bills
- May 26, 2016 - 2:31:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a speech delivered by Michael Scott at Eugene
Dupuch Law School panel discussion on the Constitutional Amendment
Bills, May 24, 2016:
Thank you for
the opportunity to be part of this panel discussion considering the
implications of the upcoming Referendum on the 7 th June 2016 voting on
the four Constitutional Amendment Bills which passed Parliament with the
requisite three quarters majority in both chambers in April of this
year. If approved by a majority of Bahamians the amendments will enable
changes to our Constitution that will harmonize our laws with our
treaty obligations under the United Nations Convention on the
Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to which the Bahamas
subscribed in 1993...
Sandra Edgecombe Reading Literacy Programme Officially Launched in Grand Bahama
- May 26, 2016 - 2:20:19 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Sandra Edgecombe Reading Literacy Programme
was described as potentially “life changing” by Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, during an official launch of the
programme at the Ministry of Education in the C.A. Smith Complex on
Monday, May 23, 2016.
The programme he feels will help with
literacy for the young and old in the community. He thanked the
organizers for giving the "greatest gift" of being able to read and
write. "It will be an essential component for our growth and development
to be able to understand the issues and to be able to contribute
effectively in the community...”
REACH Announces Penny Drive to Fund Therapy for Children with Autism
- May 26, 2016 - 12:41:04 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - REACH, a non-profit promoting awareness of autism
and providing resources to parents and their children with autism
spectrum disorders (ASD), announces its Penny Drive to raise funds for a
therapy room and after-care program at the organization’s new location
on Village Road.
Combined with other fundraising efforts, REACH hopes to raise $50,000 to assist with both initiatives.
HIV / AIDS survivor, Kevin Thompson Delancy congratulated on Bahamian Icon award nomination
- May 25, 2016 - 11:07:35 PM
HIV/AIDS advocate, humanitarian, philanthropist and motivational speaker
Kevin Thompson Delancy was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 21. Life
was difficult for Kevin as it relates to discrimination and stigma
coupled with no medication at the time. Therefore, there was no choice
but to move abroad. In 1995 was one of his lowest years where he was
diagnosed with full bloom AIDS, PCP pneumonia, not being able to walk
for a period of time, and lost temporary sight in his right eye.
motivated Kevin to dedicate his life’s mission to promote HIV/AIDS and
personal awareness. Kevin has spent the last 27 years living abroad
being active in HIV/AIDS work...