Woman found dead in Mayaguana
- Jun 26, 2016 - 11:23:12 AM
Mayaguana, Bahamas - Police are investigating the circumstances
surrounding the death of an adult female from Mayaguana who was found
dead on Saturday 25th June 2016.
Reports are that shortly before
5:00pm, police received a report that an adult female was found dead in a
home located at Crouch and Benson Close, Danottage Estates. When police
arrived on the scene they met the lifeless body of the female in the
home. The female was pronounced dead at the scene.
2 females arrested for gun possession - Nassau police search for suspects in 3 armed robberies
- Jun 26, 2016 - 10:24:48 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan
for 2016, officers from the Mobile Division took two adult females into
custody following the seizure of a handgun on Saturday 25th July 2016.
are that shortly after 9:00am, officers from the Mobile Division acting
on intelligence conducted a search of a home located at Palm Tree
Avenue, where they uncovered a .40 pistol with 6 rounds of ammunition...
A white Honda Accord car license number 234737 has been stolen....
Lucaya International School receives Wildlife Habitat Certification
- Jun 25, 2016 - 1:39:13 PM
To help reconnect today’s students to the outdoors, the
National Wildlife Federation assists schools in developing outdoor
classrooms where educators and students learn how to attract and support
These wildlife habitats become places where students not only learn
about wildlife species and ecosystems, but they also hone their academic
skills and nurture their innate curiosity and creativity.
To meet the criteria for certification the students had to create a
Wildlife Habitat that provides a number of specific elements for each of
the followings habitat essentials...
2 homicides overnight in Nassau, police seek public's help
- Jun 25, 2016 - 1:24:44 PM
POLICE SEEK HELP IN APPARENT STABBING DEATH
Nassau, Bahamas -
Reports are that shortly before 7:00am on Saturday 25th June 2016,
police received a report of man found dead in a parking lot on Elizabeth
Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene they met the body of a
lifeless adult male who was apparently stabbed. The man was pronounced
dead on the scene.
Investigations are ongoing.
POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING DEATH
are searching for two male suspects believed to be responsible for a
shooting incident that has left man dead on Friday 24th June 2016...
Man wanted for gun possession shot by police in Big Pond area
- Jun 25, 2016 - 10:23:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - A man wanted for questioning reference to possession
of a high-powered assault weapon is detained in hospital after he was
arrested following a shootout with police on Friday 24th June 2016.
are that around 8:00pm, police received a report of a man armed with a
firearm driving a silver Nissan Primera car on Water Street in the Big
A short while later responding officers, encountered
the suspect driving the vehicle in the area. As the officers approached
the suspect, he fired a shot...
RBPF make drug arrests in Abaco and Grand Bahama
- Jun 25, 2016 - 9:18:09 AM
Royal Bahamas Police Force
-- Consistent with the Commissioner ‘s
Policing Plan for 2016, Officers of Operation Turf Sweep arrested three
persons during two separate incidents on Friday 24th June 2016 for
Possession of Dangerous Drugs.The first incident occurred in the
Pioneers Way area, officers stopped and searched a black 2004 Honda
Accord with two male passengers inside and discovered on one of the
males a quantity of suspected marijuana.In the second incident,
Officers of Operation Turf Sweep executed a search of a residence on
Pearl Way Drive, Sea Horse Village and discovered a large black garbage
bag containing four sealed packages of suspected marijuana.
Young Bahamian completes 5-week internship at the Embassy of The Bahamas
- Jun 25, 2016 - 8:07:37 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Nicholas Richard Knowles, a 19-year-old Bahamian student at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, who is completing a five-week internship at the Embassy of The Bahamas in Washington, D.C., today, Friday, June 24, 2016, is pictured with His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States.
At Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he studies International Politics, Nicholas enjoys extensive involvement with numerous campus organizations, including the International Relations Club, Georgetown’s Club Golf Team...
Bahamians showcased in Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards global anniversary films
- Jun 24, 2016 - 3:14:48 PM
Four Bahamians have been selected to help celebrate 60 years of the
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – the world’s leading youth
achievement award attracting over 1.1 million people annually in 141
countries and territories.
The Award, known locally as the
Governor General’s Youth Award, has brought its International Award
family together to share the stories of their participants and
volunteers from around the world.
In commemoration of its diamond anniversary, the Award launched its new microsite www.intaward.org/awardat60
dedicated to 60 films of 60 seconds duration for the 60 years of its existence.
Man walking track road in Freeport gets shot in leg
- Jun 24, 2016 - 12:32:37 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male hospitalized.
are that on Thursday 23rd June 2016 shortly after 10:00pm, a male
reported that while in the area of Murchinson Drive walking through a
track road, he heard gunshots and discovered he was shot to the leg.He
was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle where
his injuries are said to be none life threatening...
The Bahamas loses tourism ambassador, "Smiling Pat"
- Jun 24, 2016 - 11:18:29 AM
The Bahamas Weekly News Team is shocked and saddened to learn of the
passing of "Smiling Pat", Patricia Hoyte Zonicle, who of late had been
living in Cat Island, after years in Grand Bahama Island.
owner and operator of "Smiling Pats Adventures," she was no stranger to
hard work and dedication. She was truly an ambassador to her country.
Smiling Pat was the eldest of nine children and the daughter of world famous steel pan player, Little Sparrow...
Eleuthera man in custody for drug possession after short chase
- Jun 24, 2016 - 10:41:53 AM
Eleuthera, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan
for 2016, officers from the Eleuthera Division arrested an adult male
from Governor’s Harbour after they seized a quantity of dangerous drugs
on Thursday 23rd June 2016.
Reports are that shortly after
11:00am, officers from the Eleuthera Division were on routine patrol in
Governor’s Harbour, when they saw the suspect walking with a backpack
acting suspiciously. The suspect on seeing the officers fled on foot.
After a short foot chase the officers caught the suspect...
Nassau armed Robbers caught after shootout with Police
- Jun 24, 2016 - 10:38:14 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Four males are in shortly after they committed an
armed robbery and led police on a high-speed chase on Thursday 23rd June
According to reports, shortly before 8:00pm, three males
armed with a handgun robbed the proprietor Laundromat on Charles
Saunders Highway of a handbag and cash before fleeing in a red Honda Fit
car driven by another male...
RBPF Missing: 14-yr-old Annarique Lightbourne of Romer Street, Nassau
- Jun 24, 2016 - 7:48:01 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 14 –
year old Annarique Lightbourne of Romer Street who was reported missing
by family members.
Lightbourne is described as a dark brown female, slim built, about 5’ 5” to 5’ 5” in height...
Homicide in Grand Bahama in Pioneers Loop
- Jun 24, 2016 - 12:29:23 AM
Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a
shooting incident that has left a male of Pioneers Loop, Coco Plum
Reports are that on Thursday 24th June 2016 shortly after
6:30pm, police were called to a residence in the Pioneers Loop area,
where they discovered the lifeless body of a male with apparent gunshot
wounds about the body. EMS personnel also responded to the scene and
reported no signs of life.
Forbes 'overwhelmed' by Pompey Scholarship
- Jun 23, 2016 - 11:24:45 PM
Exuma graduate receives award following first Run for Pompey event,
supported by GIV Bahamas, BAF Financial, MRI Nassau, the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and other sponsors
It was more than 185 years
ago that Pompey, a slave living in Exuma, sparked a rebellion that
stopped a transfer order that would have separated 77 men, women and
children from their families.
On a sunny day in Emerald Bay, L N
Coakley High School helped write the next page in Bahamian history when a
young woman was awarded the first ever Pompey Scholarship for her
commitment not only to her studies, but the community at large.
Nassau community encouraged to support residents affected by fire
- Jun 23, 2016 - 3:47:16 PM
Nassau, Bahamas- Local technology company, Network Security Consultant Group (NSCG), gives back to the community in a big way.
of NSCG, Demarius Cash, is proud to present to DNA Candidate for Garden
Hills, Youri Kemp, a various assortment of non-perishable items to be
donated to persons affected by the fire that destroyed homes in the
Pride Estates #3 area on June 6th, 2016.
Mr. Cash, a former
resident of Garden Hills himself having lived his entire childhood in
the area, says that if “we as Bahamians and decent citizens can’t give
back to persons that are hurting and affected by events such as this
tragic fire, then who do we expect to give back to them...
The Dollar That Could Project Cocktail Reception, A Success!
- Jun 23, 2016 - 3:30:15 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama: The first annual The Dollar that Could Project
(TDTC) silent auction and cocktail reception was touted a success.
The event held in The Delphine Rook of The Pelican Bay, drew a great crowd of bidders and had a very festive atmosphere.
the silent auction items were a collection of Harl Taylor Bags, weekend
get aways to The Hope Town Harbour Lodge, Sandals in Exuma, and art and
Law addresses Building and Parking Accessibility Challenges for Persons with Disabilities
- Jun 23, 2016 - 2:49:21 PM
Many persons with disabilities face discrimination on a daily basis, but
the Law is on their side. Discrimination happens when a young woman is
denied a job as an accounts clerk because she is deaf, in spite of the
fact that she is fully qualified for the position. It happens when a
Jitney driver refuses to stop for someone who is blind, because they
“take too long to get on the bus”. It happens when a child is denied
entrance into school because he uses a walker due to mild Spina Bifida.
Discrimination also happens when a wheelchair user can’t get into a
building because there is no wheelchair ramp, or can’t access a
designated parking space because a vehicle without a Disabled Parking
Permit is parked in the space...
2 American women arrested in The Bahamas for drug possession - Shotgun recovered - 2 male housebreaking suspects being sought
- Jun 23, 2016 - 2:33:22 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Two adult American females from North Carolina are
in custody after they was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs on
Wednesday 22nd June 2016.
According to reports, shortly after
10:00am, officers from the Tourism Policing Unit acting on intelligence
went to a cruise ship moored at Prince George Wharf, where they found
the suspects in possession of a quantity of marijuana. The female
suspects were taken into custody and are expected to appear in court
sometime today to be formally charged...
NTA trainees secure PCA jobs thanks to newly formed partnership with Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre
- Jun 23, 2016 - 6:30:49 AM
Nineteen recent graduates of the National Training Agency (NTA) recently
secured full-time employment at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre as
patient care assistants (PCA) due to a newly-formed partnership between
the two organisations.
For one year, Jermaine Kemp worked
part-time at an elderly home as a patient care technician (PCT),
secretly hoping he would one day be able to work full time at a larger
That dream has finally come true for Kemp, one of the
19 NTA allied healthcare graduates now employed at Sandilands