PM Christie and Minister Dorsett take Leon Levy Tour with donor Shelby White
- Apr 19, 2014 - 1:16:21 PM
Eleuthera, Bahamas – The lath house,
freshwater wetland display, edible history section and weather station
were on full display at the opening of the second phase of the Leon Levy
Native Plant Preserve, where donor Shelby White gave the Prime Minister
and Minister of the Environment an exclusive tour of the Preserve.
his remarks at the opening, the Right Hon. Perry Christie, Prime
Minister, noted, “In 2011 at its opening, Ms. White declared, ‘I believe
we have created the finest nature preserve in The Bahamas, a place that
makes Eleuthera a must-visit tourist destination and of which we will
all be proud.’ I agree with this statement and I know that with the
opening of this second phase, the preserve has become even more of an
attraction for locals, tourists and Bahamians throughout the
RBPF Nassau: Woman stabbed at local bar - Shooting at a nightclub and on Gibbs Corner
- Apr 19, 2014 - 12:47:38 PM
POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP:
2 Early Morning Shooting Incidents, 1 Handgun Recovered
- (Nassau, Bahamas) Police are seeking the public’s help in solving two
separate shooting incidents that have left two men and a woman detained
in hospital on Saturday 19th April 2014...
Police Investigate Stabbing Incident -
Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a stabbing incident
that have left a woman detained in hospital on Saturday 19th April 2014.
According to reports, around
2:30am a woman was at a local bar on Nassau Street, when she got into an
altercation with a group of women, who stabbed her about the face and
Stabbing at public beach in Abaco, Bahamas
- Apr 19, 2014 - 12:45:03 PM
Abaco, Bahamas -
Police in Abaco are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a 27
year old male of Coopers Town, Abaco hospitalized.
are that on Friday 18th April 2014 shortly after 10:00pm, police
received information that a male while at the Treasure Cay Public Beach
was stabbed in the back area by an unidentified male. He was transported
to the Coopers Town Clinic in a private vehicle.
RBPF Nassau: Red Mazda Neo stolen - 4 arrested in major police operation
- Apr 19, 2014 - 11:52:55 AM
4 Men Arrested During Major Police Operation, 1 Firearm Seized -
(Nassau, Bahamas) Two men ages 27 years along with two other men ages
33 and 22 years are in custody after they were found in possession of a
handgun on Friday 19th April 2014...
Armed Robbery on Allen Drive - Police
are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred
on Friday 18th April 2014. According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm,
two women were sitting in a red Mazda Neo vehicle in front a residence
located on Allen Drive, when two men armed with a handgun approached
them and robbed them of their vehicle containing a cell phone and a
small amount of cash...
Garden of the Groves celebrates Family Easter Event
- Apr 18, 2014 - 8:54:44 PM
Bahama Island - For the past six years around Easter time the Garden of
the Groves team has made preparations for the Grand Bahama community to
enjoy a variety of activities during "Spring in the Garden". The event
was enjoyed by the whole family, but especially children of all ages had
a wonderful time! The activities began with Bunny Hop Sack Races
organized by Marilyn Laing where the children were divided in age
The talented Face Painting" artist, Lenisha Cooper,
came prepared with her face painted appropriately as an Easter bunny!
Her talent was appreciated by children and parents alike!
DEU make huge drug bust at Ragged Island - Traffic fatality on Eleuthera Bahamas
- Apr 18, 2014 - 9:02:51 AM
DEU make huge drug bust A week-long
operation led by the Drug Enforcement Unit has resulted in a huge
seizure of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 16th April 2014.
to reports, around 5:30pm on Wednesday 16th April 2014 the week-long
DEU intelligence led operation culminated in the Ragged Island Chain of
Cays after officers
Police in Eleuthera investigate a traffic fatality
- Police in Eleuthera are investigating a traffic accident that has
left an 18 – year old man dead on Thursday 17th April 2014...
Nassau Police seek public help solving an armed robbery & 2 early morning shootings
- Apr 18, 2014 - 8:45:02 AM
Police seek public’s help solving an armed robbery - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday 17th April 2014.
to reports, shortly before 12:00midnight, a man was walking through St.
Albans Drive, when two men armed with a handgun in a black Honda Acura
Police seek public’s help in solving two early morning shooting incidents - Police
are seeking the public’s help in solving two separate shooting
incidents that have left two men detained in hospital on Friday 18th
Bahamas Governor General Tells Autism Stars They Are Loved, Important
- Apr 17, 2014 - 7:21:06 PM
It only took a small group of the estimated 35,000 children with autism
and other special needs a moment to steal the hearts of the Governor
General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes today in one of the most
touching courtesy calls in the history of Government House.
lot of important people come to Government House,” the Governor General
told the 25 or so students from Blairwood Academy. “The Queen has been
here. Prince Harry has been here. Mr. Mandela has been here. Today, we
have you. You are also very important people and we want you to know
that you are loved.”
The visit by students from Blairwood
Academy, organized by the autism education, resources and support group
REACH, was part of autism month activities. Events kicked off last week
in Rawson Square with...
U.S. visitor pleads guilty in Eleuthera traffic death
- Apr 17, 2014 - 6:50:49 PM
Eleuthera, BAHAMAS -
Police have charged 48 – year old Jack Christopher Botero of New York
for the traffic death of 32 - year old Bobby Branville Thompson that
occurred in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera on Tuesday 15th April 2014. Botero
was arraigned before Island Administrator Marlon Leary in Governor’s
Harbour, Eleuthera today (Thursday 17th April 2014) on the charge of
Killing in the Course of Dangerous Driving. Botero pleaded guilty and
paid a fine of $5,000:00 after he was fined $5,000.00 or one (1) year
imprisonment at HMP.
DNA: Airport Highlights Government’s Incompetence
- Apr 17, 2014 - 2:54:19 PM
Within weeks the government is likely to
have a soft-opening of the long overdue Leonard M Thompson International
Airport in Marsh Harbour, Abaco and Abaconians may at long last finally
begin enjoying the use of the facilities.
As is customary, and
possibly by the middle of the year or later, there may even be a grand
opening as governments like to do, complete with demonization of the
former administration for incompetence and applauding themselves as the
heroes who finally delivered the goods!...
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- Apr 17, 2014 - 11:42:13 AM
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RBPF Nassau: Homicide on Key West St. - 5 arrested during police raid - 3 illegal Firearms Seized
- Apr 17, 2014 - 10:14:41 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police seek Public's help in solving overnight Homicide:
Police are requesting the public’s help in
solving a shooting incident that has left one man dead and another man
detained in hospital on Thursday 17th April 2014...
5 arrested during raid by Flying Squad and Mobile Division Officers, 3 illegal Firearms Seized: - As a result of “spot on” police
intelligence, a 37 – year old woman, along with three men ages 43, 31,
22 and a 15 year old juvenile male were arrested for possession of
unlicensed firearms and ammunition on Thursday 17th April 2014...
Wanted U.S. fugitive arrested in Exuma, Bahamas
- Apr 16, 2014 - 11:07:51 PM
EXUMA, Bahamas - A
man from Florida charged with numerous sexual offenses in Osceola County
who fled to the Bahamas was arrested in Exuma on Saturday 12th April
to reports, around 7:50pm, Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit
assisted by officers in Exuma, acting on intelligence arrested 70 year
old Loomes Wheeler of Kissimmee, Florida in Georgetown.
is wanted for nine (9) Counts of Capital Sexual Battery, four (4)
Counts of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct and three (3) Counts of Sexual
Performance by a Child.
GBPA Supports Grand Bahama CARIFTA Team
- Apr 16, 2014 - 10:03:42 PM
Bahama - Thanks to a kind and timely gesture by Executives of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), a number of local athletes will
have the opportunity to make their mark at the 43rd Annual CARIFTA
Games. This past week, GBPA’s Senior VP, Mr. Henry St. George and Chief
Financial Officer, Mrs. Deann Seymour made a cheque presentation to
Grand Bahama CARIFTA Team members, expected to compete in Fort de
France, Martinique from April 19th -21st, 2014.
initiatives that involve the island’s youth remains a priority of the
GBPA Group. Today they are competing at CARIFTA level, but in two to
three years, perhaps they will be competing as Olympic athletes...”
Bahamas Bridal Show "Here Comes the Bride" a Success
- Apr 16, 2014 - 10:02:45 PM
When the Bahamas
Bridal Show started in 1990, few people believed this annual event would
be successful, much less become a household name in this country. They
by show organizers Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear, hundreds of
persons have made significant contribution to keep this annual event
going strong for almost three decades.
Sunday, April 6th, the Bahamas Bridal Show presented its 26th
production under the theme "Here Comes the Bride” at Melia Nassau Beach,
featuring many of the country’s leading wedding and home suppliers,
COB Embracing Partnerships for Internationalization
- Apr 16, 2014 - 9:46:15 PM
The College of The
Bahamas has been nurturing crucial partnerships in areas that will
bolster its capacity to meet its national development mission.
fact, College administrators and faculty are leading discussions and
helping to facilitate groundbreaking work with Spelman College, Harvard
University, Rhode Island College and Suffolk University.
the most promising examples of the vitality of its internationalization
agenda is the budding collaboration between The College and Spelman
College of Atlanta, GA, America’s oldest historically Black college for
women. Recently, students who are part of the Spelman Independent
Chervita Campbell running for Freeport City Council, Marco City constituency
- Apr 16, 2014 - 9:39:04 PM
Determined to set measurable goals which will affect change. As a female
activist and blooming politician
I intend to make an impact on local and national levels"
Believing that “service is our best teacher,” Ms
Chervita Campbell has put her name forward as a candidate for Marco City to
Freeport’s local government, stating her reason for running is to bring
increased action and communication to the communities of Marco City and by extension
to Freeport. “I feel the role of a City Council member should be one of
listening to what the needs of the community are and then being active in
addressing those needs.” She also believes it is also the
responsibility of the council to reach out to the community through open and
honest communication and be accessible to the community to hear and address
Top Model Bahamas shines bright in Egypt
- Apr 16, 2014 - 7:25:54 PM
Top Model Bahamas 2014 Peandra Knowles of Grand Bahama is in Egypt as one of the global
participants of the
21st Top Model of the World - Pageant in El Gouna - Red Sea, Egypt.
The competition has come to a close and Peandra placed in the top 15, which is quite an accomplishment with so many contestants.
This year's winner was Miss Colombia...
Ten to graduate from Second Chance Entrepreneurship Program™ in Nassau
- Apr 16, 2014 - 12:08:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Second Chance
Entrepreneurship Program™ (S. C. E. P.) is a Free Rehabilitation,
Transformation, Intervention and Empowerment Program for Ex-Offenders
& At-Risk Men / Women. The program’s main focus is to ensure that
the above individuals start and operate businesses successfully with
support from a cadre of stakeholders.
The program has five
stages: (1) Registration and Vetting, (2) Entrepreneurship Training, (3)
Business Start-Up, (4) Business Support and (5) Reciprocity and
Ten (10) participants have successfully
enrolled in the first Free Entrepreneurship Training stage of the
program at the Life Changers...