3 new members join the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation board
- Jul 21, 2017 - 6:56:34 PM
The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation has
confirmed the appointments of Mr. Dave M. Forbes; Ms. Linda Wallace and
Mr. Michael Wilson as new members of The Board of Directors following
voting at its June 29th Extra Ordinary General Meeting.
Vandyke Pratt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Bahamas Primary
School Student of the Year Foundation in announcing the new
appointments noted that they each bring deep expertise in their
respective fields and collectively a wealth of leadership experience,
knowledge and insights.
The Foundation is excited that we have
joining our team, some strong and effective directors to assist with the
good governance and to assist us in our efforts to expand and further
promote academic excellence through the Bahamas Primary School...
BTC to launch new Bahamian App
- Jul 21, 2017 - 1:17:34 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas. July 20, 2017. BTC continues to make meaningful
investments in the community. The company is now working along with
Bahamian app developer Stephen Brown to create a game just for BTC.
President for Mobile, Alphanique Duncombe said, “We’ve used this
opportunity to team up with local talent in the development of this app.
We wanted to create a truly Bahamian experience while showcasing how
talented our people can be.”
The “BTC Starmaker” app resembles
market heavy hitters Snapchat and Instagram, according to app developer
Stephen Brown. Brown has been in the Information Technology arena for
the past five years. After starting his craft as a hobby, he
Bahamas Waste engages RBDF Rangers for Commonwealth Youth Games
- Jul 20, 2017 - 2:37:11 PM
New Providence, Bahamas – With a reputation for catering to outdoor
events of all types and sizes, Bahamas Waste’s involvement in this
year’s Commonwealth Youth Games should come as no surprise. As a sponsor
of the Commonwealth Youth Games 2017, Bahamas Waste provided some forty
thousand dollars in equipment ranging from portable restroom facilities
to hand sanitizing units all free of charge.
For this year’s games, the company made a special effort to incorporate
young Bahamians in keeping with the idea of “Youth Assisting Youth.”
Bahamas Waste joined forces with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers
to engage a group of enterprising young Bahamians to help them provide
the necessary services at the National Stadium and all other venues.
Already, the partnership has generated
BTC branded bus escorts Grand Bahama championship team during 5 day visit to New Providence
- Jul 20, 2017 - 10:08:51 AM
Championship Basketball Players from Grand Bahama Island hit the streets
of New Providence in style thanks to the support of The BTC's Northern
Division. The BTC Branded Bus was on the move transporting two teams
from Grand Bahama Island's Reach Out Youth Organization as they competed
in the annual Peace on the Streets Basketball Tournament. Pictured
alongside the BTC Branded Bus, are members of the Under 16 boys team who
were crowned the undefeated champions of their division. A second team
the Under 19 boys secured a third place finish in this year's
3 Grand Bahamians taken into Police custody for firearm & ammunition possession
- Jul 20, 2017 - 9:42:38 AM
Reports are that shortly after 2:00pm on Wednesday 19th July 2017,
Drug Enforcement Officers while in the Lewis Yard area, had reason to
searched a vehicle and discovered inside a black Ruger 9mm firearm with
(10) rounds of ammunition. Two male occupants in that vehicle were
arrested and taken into police custody.
Further investigations led
Drug Enforcement Officers to a home in the Prospero Drive area where
they uncovered an AK47 rifle with (5) 7.62 rounds of ammunition. A
female of that resident was arrested and taken into police custody.
All persons are expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court this week.
are appealing to the public to share information on any
illegal/suspicious activities in their communities, no matter how small
or insignificant (the tip) may
Full military funeral Sergeant 166 Wilfred Anthony Winters (retired).
- Jul 20, 2017 - 9:36:32 AM
A full military funeral service will be held for the late
166 Wilfred Anthony Winters on Friday 21st July 2017 at 11:00am at the
St Pauls Methodist Church, East Sunrise Highway and Beachway Drive,
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Officiating will be Rev. Ken Lewis and Dr. Emmit Weir, assisted by
Fr. Stephen Davies, Force Chaplin and other members of the Clergy.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rest View Memorial Mortuary
& Crematorium Limited, Coral Road. The public viewing is on
Thursday 20th July 2017.
Mr. Wilfred Winters joined the Royal Bahamas Police Force on August 14th 1978, where he was recruited in New Providence.
The greater part of his career in the Royal Bahamas Police Force was
spent in Grand
United Supreme Council presents check To Reach
- Jul 19, 2017 - 10:44:40 AM
The United Supreme Council, A.A.S.R., PHA., NJ, USA, Inc. made its
annual presentation to Resources and Education for AUTISM and Related
Challenges (R.E.A.C.H.), recently. A cheque, in the amount of $5,000.00,
was presented to R.E.A.C.H. for the research of Autism and the
education of those diagnosed with it. The United Supreme Council, a body
of Scottish Rite Freemasons, who are headed by Sovereign Grand
Commander, Basil L. Sands, 33*, is represented in The Bahamas by
Consistories in Nassau and Grand Bahama. Shown at the presentation from
left to right are: Ill. James S. Hutcheson, 33*, President of th...
Search continues for suspects in yesterday’s shooting death - Eleuthera man in custody for drug possession - Man & woman arrested after police seized loaded gun...
- Jul 19, 2017 - 9:42:13 AM
Police continue search for four suspects in yesterday’s shooting death
search continues for four males responsible for a shooting death that
has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Tuesday 18th
Eleuthera man in custody for drug possession
- Consistent with
the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police in Eleuthera
took two men into custody following the seizure of a quantity of
dangerous drugs on Tuesday 18th July 2017...
Man and woman arrested after police seized loaded gun - Consistent
with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took a man
and woman into custody following the seizure of a handgun with a
quantity of ammunition on Tuesday 18th July 2017...
Police searching for armed robbery suspects and stolen vehicle - Police
are searching for two male suspects and a stolen vehicle following an
armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday 18th July 2017...
2nd Annual Future of Democracy Conference offers free panels, roundtables, & workshops
- Jul 19, 2017 - 8:11:31 AM
The Schools of English and Social Sciences at University of The Bahamas
are hosting the second annual Future of Democracy Conference from Friday
July 21 to Saturday July 22 in the Harry C. Moore Library Auditorium.
Friday features panels focused on democratic systems, governance, and
civic participation with diverse presenters including educators,
activists, and students. Youth activism, the National Development Plan,
and reflections on independent and third party candidacy in the 2017
election are among the themes of discussion. The first day closes with
the keynote address by Ret. Justice Zainool Hosein, Chairman of the
Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago.
Organizer Dr. Ian Strachan said, “We are pleased to have Justice Hosein
from the Trinidad Integrity Commission because we, in The Bahamas, need
to draw as much as possible on the lessons others have learned in trying
to not just ensure honesty and integrity in those who hold public
office, but also in the citizenry...
BTC’s parent company conducts 5G testing in Antigua
- Jul 18, 2017 - 1:05:19 PM
5G trial in progress - Nassau, The Bahamas. July 17, 2017. BTC’s parent
company, C&W Communications announced yesterday that it has
completed a groundbreaking pre-5G (fifth generation wireless broadband
technology) trial in Antigua. Once installed, Antigua will be the first
country in the region with the most advanced pre-5G network, delivering
download peak speeds of up to 800 Mbps. In the trial’s next phase, the
Company expects to test a 5G prototype reaching 2 to 5 Gbps peak speeds,
which will have a profound positive impact on the island.
announcement came as part of the C&W’s Chairman, John Reid’s keynote
address today to prominent Caribbean officials at the 33rd CANTO Annual
Conference & Trade Exhibition in the Dominican Republic.
are exciting times for C&W Communications, as we continue to invest
and develop more pioneering innovations to meet the needs of our
customers and enable 5G trial in progress -
Change to global aviation security requirements for US Bound Flights travelers reminded to arrive 3 Hrs ahead
- Jul 18, 2017 - 10:54:51 AM
NASSAU, BAHAMAS July 11, 2017 — In light of evaluated intelligence, the
United States Department of Homeland Security has determined it is
necessary to implement enhanced security measures for all commercial
flights to the United States beginning Tuesday, July 18, 2017. These
measures, both seen and unseen, include enhanced screening of passengers
and electronic devices as well as heightened security standards for
aircraft and airports.
The Bahamas and 104 other countries
globally are impacted by these new security measures. The enhanced
security measures include but are not limited to...
Sunshine Insurance competition winners return to spotlight
- Jul 18, 2017 - 10:36:03 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Two past winners of the Sunshine Insurance Elmira
College Essay Competition are back in the spotlight after being profiled
by the New York-based college.
Janay Pyfrom-Symonette and Jade
Jones, who graduated from Elmira College in 2008 and 2011 respectively,
were both highlighted in the college’s online magazine.
Pyfrom-Symonette won the 2nd annual scholarship contest and walked away with a $60,000 scholarship.
graduating, she worked at Coty, LLC – the largest beauty and cosmetics
company in the U.S. Today, she works as a chief marketing officer of a
financial services firm in The Bahamas and is a licensed stockbroker.
She also hosts a daytime talk show called...
Sands Pink Radler Refreshing the Miss World Bahamas 2017 Experience
- Jul 18, 2017 - 10:28:37 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Two years ago, Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co.
Ltd. (BBB) launched its refreshing radler beer, the Sands Pink Radler.
Radler, the German term for a mixture of beer and fruit soda or
lemonade, has been a European favorite for years and has recently gained
popularity in the American and Bahamian markets. Its clean, pleasantly
tart grapefruit flavor is an ideal summer drink which is why Sands is
highlighting this product during their support of the Miss World Bahamas
This is the second year the Brewery has
supported the Miss Bahamas Organization annual event, as it, like they,
are both Truly Bahamian! “Additionally, we wish to encourage the
development of our young ladies into confident and successful women,”
said Wellington Seymour, BBB Executive Sales & Marketing Manager...
BTVI Narrowing the skills gap
- Jul 17, 2017 - 4:51:22 PM
President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr.
Robert W. Robertson, recently told Rotarians that the institution is
seeking to prepare its students to narrow the skills gap that exists in
While speaking at the Rotary Club of East Nassau, Dr.
Robertson noted that there are some basic requisite proficiencies needed
for employment including communication and interpersonal skills, along
with technical competencies that will go a long way in bridging the gap.
Dr. Robertson noted that the skills gap is not unique to The
Bahamas and BTVI recognizes all economies need skilled tradesmen as a
critical part of a successful global workforce. Hence, the institution
is committed to skill development and training.
BTC title sponsors Commonwealth Youth Games
- Jul 17, 2017 - 4:39:47 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas. July 17, 2017. The Bahamas Telecommunications
Company (BTC) kicked off the week on a productive note today as the
presenting sponsor of the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Dexter Cartwright said, “Today we are proud to officially announce our
$250,000 investment in the sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth
Games. The Bahamas has opened its arms to welcome hundreds of young
athletes from sixty-four countries. These games are particularly special
for BTC as our sister company, Flow Sports holds the official worldwide
broadcast rights for this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games. Customers
throughout the Bahamas and the region will be able to view
Nassau Shooting victim dies in hospital, island-wide manhunt launched
- Jul 17, 2017 - 2:34:48 PM
Police have launch an island-wide manhunt for a suspect responsible
for an overnight shooting death of a man that occurred on Sunday 16th
According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a man
was walking on third street, coconut grove, off Robinson road, when a
male approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was
taken to hospital where he was detained in serious condition.
The victim died in hospital early this morning. (Monday 17th July 2017) investigations are ongoing.
Police are appealing to the public to share information on any illegal/suspicious
Severe Fiber Damage in Grand Bahama as a Result of a Third Party
- Jul 17, 2017 - 1:39:44 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas. July 17, 2017. On Saturday, July 15th, at
approximately 3:35pm, BTC experienced severe damage to its network as a
result of a third party construction company. BTC’s technical team was
able to quickly assess the damage and gradually begin restoring services
to customers. Shortly before midnight all services were restored.
damage impaired trunking fiber cables which connect the EMR
Transmission office and the Freeport Transmission Office. As a result,
customers in Grand Bahama and across the country experienced
intermittent degradation of landline, internet, television and mobile
RBPF Nassau: Shooting Victim dies in Hospital, Island-Wide Manhunt Launched
- Jul 17, 2017 - 1:22:26 PM
Police have launch an island-wide manhunt for a suspect responsible for
an overnight shooting death of a man that occurred on Sunday 16th July
According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a man was walking
on Third Street, Coconut Grove, off Robinson Road, when a male
approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to
hospital where he was detained in serious condition...
Grand Bahama Eastern Communities Rep BTC
- Jul 17, 2017 - 8:13:22 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – Over the years, customers of The Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC) have watched the company evolve, grow
and change to keep up with the rapidly changing technology in the
telecommunications business. What has not changed however, has been the
company’s commitment to its customers and ensuring that every island,
rock and cay serviced by BTC continues to grow and develop in the area
In early July, BTC made network upgrades in Grand
Bahama within the eastern communities allowing for faster internet
speeds and extending FLOW TV services to those residents. The PE in the
RBPF Nassau: Two Handguns seized, Two Men in Custody
- Jul 17, 2017 - 2:07:33 AM
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, police
took two men into custody following the seizure of two handguns on
Sunday 16th July 2017.
According to reports, around 12:30pm,
Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Sapodilla Boulevard,
Pinewood Gardens, when they saw two suspicious males driving in a
champagne colored vehicle. The officers signaled to the vehicle to stop.
However the vehicle drove off. The officers gave chase and vehicle came
to a stop in front of a home on Jacaranda Street, where the driver
exited and threw an object to the ground before fleeing on foot. The
officers gave chase but were unable to catch the driver. However the
male passenger was arrested without incident. Selective Enforcement Team
officers then came to the assistance of the officers. The object was
retrieved and found to be a .45 Pistol with 8 rounds of ammunition...