UB Honours Outstanding Achievement Three-Way Tie for Top Award
- May 21, 2019 - 3:55:09 PM
A father of two and a UB Mingoes student-athlete tied with a Psychology
major to receive the award for the highest cumulative GPA in the 2019
Commencement Class of University of The Bahamas (UB).
62 outstanding leaders and exceptional achievers at the Spring 2019
Awards Ceremony on Monday, 20th May at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National
BTC and C.H. Reeves Recognize Top Achievers
- May 21, 2019 - 10:30:03 AM
BTC teamed up with C.H. Reeves to recognize its top Mathematics
students and its students that received top scores in last year’s BJC
C.H. Reeves Principal, Greta Brown said, “It takes a
village to raise a child, and we are thankful that BTC chose to partner
with us as we recognize and promote excellence. Our students have done
exceptionally well and we were happy that BTC assisted with providing
trophies to recognize them.”...
Lupus 242 Celebrates World Lupus Day With A POP UP Run/Walk
- May 21, 2019 - 10:15:43 AM
On Friday May 10th, World Lupus Day, runners took to the streets in
purple participating in a POP Up Run/Walk in memory of lupus fighter
Crystal Stubbs. Proceeds from the event benefitted Lupus 242, a local
non-profit organization providing support and information for persons in
The Bahamas living with lupus.
Three years ago the first POP
UP Run/Walk had 30 participants. This year, the event attracted more
than 100 participants including 70 employees from Fidelity Bank
(Bahamas) Limited. The four-mile run/walk started at Goodman’s Bay to
Sandals Resort and back...
Lyford Cay 2019 Graduates gain admission to Top Universities Around The World
- May 21, 2019 - 9:40:44 AM
Since 1962, Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) has been
known for its standard of academic excellence. LCIS graduates
go on to attend the top colleges and universities around the
world, acquiring millions of dollars in academic scholarships in the
process. The class of 2019 is no exception. Students set to
graduate this year from LCIS gained admission to a number of
prestigious tertiary institutions in North America and Europe.
of this year’s LCIS graduates will matriculate to college or
university. LCIS graduates received admission to top-tier US
schools such as The Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
RBPF Missing: 13 yr. old Angel Knowles of Nassau, Bahamas
- May 21, 2019 - 7:30:16 AM
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a juvenile female who has been reported missing by family members.
is Angel Knowles, age 13 years of #10 Kendall Avenue, South Beach.
Angel reportedly, left home shortly before 9:00pm on Sunday, 19th May,
2019 and has not been seen or heard from since...
Bahamian Neurosurgeon to deliver UB’s Spring 2019 Commencement Address
- May 20, 2019 - 4:50:24 PM
Bahamian neurosurgeon, Dr. Sherise Ferguson, will deliver the
Commencement Address at the University of The Bahamas’ Spring 2019
Commencement ceremony scheduled to be held at the Thomas A. Robinson
National Stadium on Thursday, 23rd May 2019.
More than 600 persons comprise UB’s 2019 Commencement Class, the third
group of graduates from the institution since its transition from The
College of The Bahamas on 10th November 2016.
A board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in primary and metastatic
brain tumors at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in
Houston, Texas, Dr. Ferguson is the first of three children born to Dr.
Sparkman Ferguson and Mrs. Dawn Ferguson...
RBPF: Police Investigates Plane Crash – Staniel Cay, Exuma
- May 20, 2019 - 4:30:01 PM
Police are investigating a plane crash which occurred Monday, 20th May, 2019 at Staniel Cay, Exuma.
are that shortly after 10:00am, Police on Staniel Cay, Exuma received a
report that a plane had crashed at the airport. Upon arrival at that
location, Officers discovered that a white 402 Cessna twin engine
aircraft Registration CH6AAL had crashed into a chain link fence as it
attempted to land. No one was injured....
Sorbet company gets over $150,000 in funding through Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre
- May 20, 2019 - 12:10:18 PM
The Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has
assisted another small business with accessing capital. Shiver, a local
sorbet and ice-cream brand, received access to $100,000 in loans from
Royal Bank Bahamas (RBC), $50,000 in equity investments from Bahamas
Entrepreneurial Venture Fund and $11,600 in grant funding from the
Government of The Bahamas.
Founders and CEOs of the company,
Melissa Darville and Elvis Percentie, described the news as exciting and
another reason to be grateful...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Stabbing Incident has left a male hospitalized
- May 20, 2019 - 8:50:44 AM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized.
are that on Monday 20th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am, a male
reported that while at Taino Beach, he and a male who is known to him,
where involved in an altercation, the male then produced a knife and
stabbed him to the abdomen...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police are investigating 2 Shooting incidents that has left 2 males with injuries
- May 18, 2019 - 9:00:47 AM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male with injuries.
are that on Saturday 18th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am, a male
reported to police that while at a business establishment on Queens
Highway, he was involved in an altercation with another male who then
produced a handgun and shot him several times to the body. He was taken
to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle and seen by doctor. He
is listed in stable condition...
RBPF: Grand Bahama Police captures wanted fugitive and uncovers firearms
- May 17, 2019 - 9:05:30 PM
Reports are that on Friday 17th May 2019 shortly after 3:00pm, a team
of officers in Abaco, acting on intelligence, went to an area in Murphy
Town and discovered in bushes (16) packages of suspected marijuana, (7)
.40 rounds of ammunition, (6) .38 rounds of ammunition, (108).45 rounds
of ammunition, (2) .45 hollow tip rounds of ammunition, (35) .45 brass
rounds of ammunition and (1) .45 magazine, altogether totaling (158)
live rounds of ammunition...
RBPF Abaco: Shooting Incident has left a male with injuries
- May 17, 2019 - 5:18:55 PM
are that on Friday 17th May 2019 shortly before 11:00am, an argument
ensued between two males while in the Pigeon Peas community, when one of
the males withdrew a handgun and shot the other male several times
about the body before fleeing the scene. The male victim was taken by
private vehicle to the Abaco Health Centre and is said to be listed in
Police are actively investigating this matter...
Ardastra rescues, rehabilitates wildlife in distress
- May 17, 2019 - 12:21:19 PM
It takes roughly five minutes and some prompting for the American kestrel – a small, colorful falcon –to realize its free.
two weeks ago flapping around on the ground, a do-gooder brought the
young bird to Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre believing
it to be lacking the flight and survival skills that it would have been
taught by its parents had it not fallen from its nest.
you want these birds to stay in their natural ecosystem. Not all of them
are going to survive but that’s part of nature. We want to let nature
do the picking and choosing as much as possible,” said Bonnie Young,
Ardastra’s animal curator.
BTVI and US officials discuss Fulbright program
- May 17, 2019 - 10:34:34 AM
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the United States
Department of States’ Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Caroline
Casagrande, recently paid a courtesy call on President of The Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson.
visit came a day before it was announced that the Fulbright program
would be reinstated for Bahamian students. The program which promotes
international goodwill through the exchange of students in the fields of
education, culture and science, was introduced to The Bahamas in 1996...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drug Arrest
- May 17, 2019 - 8:35:38 AM
Reports are that on Thursday 16th May 2019 shortly after 8:00pm, a team
of officers of the Eight Mile Rock Division, acting on information,
went to an unoccupied building on Fire Hydrant Corner, Pine Dale, Eight
Mile Rock, where they discovered in the ceiling two clear plastic bag
containing 2.68 lbs. of suspected marijuana with a street value of
$2,400.00. A 32 year old male was arrested and taken into police
RBPF: Police on the Island of Bimini make significant discovery of dangerous drugs and firearms
- May 15, 2019 - 9:50:03 PM
Reports are that on Wednesday 15th May 2019 shortly after 12:00pm,
police on the island of Bimini, acting on intelligence, went to a beach
area just off Queens Highway, Alice Town, Bimini, where they discovered
buried in the sand dune, (2) packages containing suspected marijuana,
(4) packages of suspected cocaine, (1) 9mm pistol with (7) .9mm
ammunition, (1) magazine, (1) Glock .9mm pistol with (21) .9mm
ammunition and (1) extended magazine...
EARTHCARE participates in worldwide events to end captive whale and dolphin programs
- May 15, 2019 - 1:30:58 PM
On May 11th 2019, Concerned citizens across the globe gathered for the
7th Annual Empty The Tanks Worldwide event. Thousands gathered in
solidarity to bring awareness to the plight of captive whales and
dolphins during this annual event, which spanned over 70 event locations
across 25 countries.
EARTHCARE volunteers manned an information
station in Freeport, Grand Bahama, to educate the public about captive
whale and dolphin programs. Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE, a former
Dolphin Trainer shared her experiences and is adamant that dolphins
can’t be kept happily in captivity...
Conchman continues to support local sports programs
- May 15, 2019 - 11:00:19 AM
As the longest standing triathlon in The Bahamas, the Conchman Triathlon
is continuing to use its annual profits to support young athletes and
local programs in the community. Presenting a donation to the GB
Sailing Club was Conchman Chairman, Christopher Baker. “We are pleased
to support the sailing club,” he noted. “They are a club involved with
Youth sport on the island run by volunteers. We are pleased they are
using the funds to purchase much needed equipment, and will continue to
assist our committee by providing volunteers following our swimmers on
kayaks to help in any distress and/or course needs.” Dave Otterbein,
Sailing Director GB Sailing Club, thanked the GBPA Conchman Committee
for the generous donation...
RBPF: Grand Bahama police are investigating an alleged drowning that has left a male dead
- May 15, 2019 - 10:40:01 AM
Reports are that on Tuesday 14th May 2019 shortly after 9:00pm, police
were called to Portacall Drive, Bahama Terrace near the canal, where
they discovered a white truck submerged under water. Officers of the
Police Marine Section with assistance from a private vessel and crew,
hoisted the vehicle out of water and recovered the body of a lifeless
Investigation will continue into this matter, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death...