CIArb - Training future Arbitrators
- Nov 26, 2015 - 6:47:39 PM
The Bahamas Chapter of the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of
Arbitrators (CIArb) hosted a Module 2 Law of International Arbitration
Course in Freeport on November 13 and 14. Retired Justice Rubie Nottage,
Chairperson of the Education and Training Committee for the Bahamas
Chapter gave opening remarks and introduced the Course Leader, Ike
Ehiribe. Professor Ehiribe is a Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited
Mediator, the Visiting Professor at the Centre for International Legal
Studies in Salzburg and was recently appointed the Senior Teaching
Fellow at the well-known School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London...
Woman found dead after Cat Island house fire
- Nov 26, 2015 - 1:09:04 PM
CAT ISLAND, The Bahamas - Police are investigating the death of a
woman who was found burnt beyond recognition following a house fire in
Dumfries, Cat Island shortly after 6:00am on Wednesday 25th November
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause
of death. A team of Investigators from New Providence are in Cat Island
assisting with the investigations.
Investigations are ongoing.
ZONTA launches “Say No To Violence” Campaign 2016
- Nov 25, 2015 - 6:05:03 PM
This Thanksgiving the color orange will also highlight the zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence.
Bahamas —Zonta Club of New Providence (ZCNP) will once again “Paint the
Town Orange” in its 2016 campaign to end violence against women and
November 25, the ZCNP in association with Zonta International and the
United Nations and its agencies will begin a series of activities in its
“Say No To Violence Campaign” to raise awareness against domestic
6th Annual Sir Durward Knowles Festival of Lights Christmas Boat Parade Goes "Star Wars"
- Nov 25, 2015 - 5:52:05 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - There's less than 30 days to the Greatest Show in the
Galaxy – A Star Wars Christmas is the 2015 theme of the 6th Annual Sir
Durward Knowles Festival of Lights Christmas Boat Parade.
the blockbuster release of the film on 18 December at Galleria Cinemas,
boat parade organizer and Trekkie enthusiast Sheila Bethel said: “we
wanted to do something different and topical, everyone’s anticipating
the movie so we thought we would have some fun with it.”
The boat parade takes place on Saturday 12 December at 6.30pm...
St. Andrew’s student wins $60,000 in scholarships for schooling in New York
- Nov 25, 2015 - 5:06:54 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – A 12th grade St. Andrew’s student’s idea to get
Bahamians fit has won her $60,000 in scholarships to attend Elmira
College in New York.
Janae Seymour beat out nine other students to walk away with the top
prize during the 14th Annual Sunshine Insurance- Elmira College Essay
& Speech Competition.
Her idea was to create a fitness gym dubbed BeriFit that would get the nation in shape...
Grand Bahama female arraigned on murder case - Dangerous drug arrest
- Nov 25, 2015 - 5:03:03 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama: Female arraigned on murder case:Rose Adaline Dorestil a.k.a. Rolanda Dorestil age 29 years of Haiti was
arraigned before Magistrate Rengin Johnson of Magistrate Court #3 on
Wednesday 25th November 2015 on Murder charge...
Dangerous drug arrest: Two person are in police custody after they were arrested by Drug Enforcement Officers for possession of Dangerous drugs.
Reports are that on Tuesday 24th November 2015 shortly after 10:00pm,
Drug Enforcement Officers went to a home in the Heritage Subdivision
armed with a search warrant where they discovered a quantity of
suspected Dangerous Drugs namely Marijuana...
Hundreds of trainees graduate from the National Training Agency programme in Grand Bahama
- Nov 25, 2015 - 4:37:46 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – “Success is not a matter of luck; it is the
result of hard work and commitment.” This quote comprised the final
words of encouragement spoken by the Hon. Shane Gibson, Minister of
Labour and National Insurance and Minister of the Public Service.
The Minister was addressing the National Training Agency (NTA) programme
second and third cohorts in Grand Bahama during their graduation held
on Nov 19...
Rotary District Governor makes official visit to Abaco
- Nov 25, 2015 - 2:07:59 PM
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Today, at 4:40 p.m., Rotary District 7020 Governor
Felix Stubbs, accompanied by his wife, Past President Carla Stubbs, and
Assistant Diatrict Governor Karen Pinder arrive via Sky Bahamas
Airlines on an official Visit to Abaco.
This afternoon at 5:30 p.m., DG Stubbs will meet with RCOA Board of
Directors to review the progress and future plans of the Club. Later in
the evening, at 7:30 p.m. The District Governor and party will attend a
Dinner Meeting with the Rotary Club of Abaco at Snappa’s Bar and Grill.
This event is open to the Public. During this meeting, two outstanding citizens will be honoured...
Jemima’s Playhouse Engages in Community Outreach - Visits Historic Gambier Primary School in Nassau
- Nov 25, 2015 - 1:16:11 PM
Kansas City, Missouri - Nestled in the western end of New Providence
Island (Nassau, Bahamas) is the oldest settlement on the island, settled
after emancipation by freed slaves, called Gambier Village. At the
crest of the hill after entering the historic village from West Bay
Street is Gambier Primary School, the alma mater of Tyrone Sawyer II,
owner of Jemima’s Playhouse.
This is where Jemima’s Playhouse, on a recent visit, put on a vibrant
and entertaining display for the students of Gambier Primary, replete
with special original songs and capped off by a special appearance by
one of its primary characters, Señor Burro®...
Beauty and Brains joins the Bahamas National Trust for Climate Issues!
- Nov 25, 2015 - 11:29:02 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Hoping that a little beauty and a lot of brains can
help make an environmental impact for us all, Miss Earth Bahamas will
team up with The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) to educate our youth on
the adverse affects of climate change.
During her reign Miss Daronique Young will advocate for building a
Bahamas that is resilient to climate change. Using her title and her
charms Daronique aims to help make climate change a more understandable
concept for young Bahamians and motivate them to take action....
Grand Bahama Minister on the Passing of Hilary Jones
- Nov 25, 2015 - 11:12:34 AM
As Minister for Grand Bahama, I wish to express heartfelt condolences to
the family of the late Hilary Jones, who very recently slipped from
time into eternity.
Mrs. Jones was a pioneer in the real estate industry- most notably the
firm Churchill and Jones; which history would recall is the largest and
most prominent real estate firm on Grand Bahama. She broke barriers and
faced obstacles in this arena, during a time that many thought and said
it could not be done. Yet, she succeeded against all odds. It is that
spirit of determination that many of us sought to emulate.
Some of Mrs. Jones professional affiliations & accomplishments include: · serving as Director of The Grand Bahama Real Estate Association...
COB Sigmas promote entrepreneurship among college students, community
- Nov 24, 2015 - 7:52:10 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – The College of the Bahamas chapter of Phi Beta Sigma
promoted entrepreneurship as a career path for students on the campus of
the largest tertiary institution on Tuesday November 17, 2015 at the
Harry C. Moore Library’s auditorium.
The Beta Beta Lamba Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma organized and hosted the event as a part of Sigma Week on campus...
Scotiabank donates $10,000 to Hands for Hunger
- Nov 24, 2015 - 5:59:22 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - For the fifth consecutive year Scotiabank has
partnered with Hands for Hunger to provide meals for Bahamians in need
“At Scotiabank we have long supported the well-being of the communities
in which we live, work and do business. This partnership is a staple on
our calendar each year. It is refreshing to know that our donation will
help Hands for Hunger to provide 10,000 meals for families in our
community this holiday season,” said Maxine Seymour, Scotiabank’s
Manager for Sponsorships & Philanthropy...
PM Christie and Cabinet Ministers Pay Respects to the Late Leonard Butler in West End
- Nov 24, 2015 - 12:57:05 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie was in West End, Grand Bahama, on Saturday to pay his respects
to the late Leonard Butler, who passed away on November 6, 2015 after a
long illness. A few members of the Cabinet, and officials, also attended
the funeral service including: Minister of Tourism and Member of
Parliament for West Grand Bahama, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Minister for
Grand Bahama,, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; and Bradley Roberts,
chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party...
RBPF wanted murder suspect James Gordon surrenders
- Nov 24, 2015 - 12:14:04 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are pleased to report that 21-year-old James
Gordon wanted for questioning reference to Murder surrendered to police
on Monday 23rd November 2015, almost a week after he was profiled as a
Most Wanted suspect in an All Points Bulletin (APB).
Gordon turned himself in around 1:00pm and he is being questioned in
connection with a murder and a number of other serious offences...
Bahamas Press Club presents Pioneer Awards
- Nov 24, 2015 - 12:05:17 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Press Club 2014 held its Pioneer
Awards honouring the pioneers and legends in Journalism and Mass
Communications on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the British Colonial
Hilton. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Eileen Dupuch Carron,
Editor and Publisher of the Tribune. She is the world's longest current
serving editor and publisher, 53 Years.
The other awardees: The
Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (ZNS); Silbert MIlls, Radio
Abaco; Henry Saunders, MORE 94 FM; Anthony Ferguson, Guardian Talk
Radio; Wendall Jones, Jones Communications Network; Kenneth Francis, The
Nassau Guardian (Posthumously)...
Man found shot to death in vehicle in Caravel Beach, Grand Bahama
- Nov 23, 2015 - 11:17:25 PM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the death of a male.
are that on Monday 23rd November 2015, shortly before 4:00pm, police
were called to a vacant apartment complex on Drumfish Drive, Caravel
Beach where they discovered the body of a male in a white vehicle with
The body was pronounced dead at the scene by doctor from the Rand Memorial Hospital...
BFSB Recognises Stars of the Industry at Annual Awards Gala Dinner
- Nov 23, 2015 - 7:55:50 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – Tonight in the Grand Ballroom of the Atlantis,
Paradise Island the Bahamas Financial Services Board paid tribute to the
contributions of a number of industry professionals as part of its
annual quest to profile role models in the sector.
Announced as the 2015 Recipients were:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Betty Roberts FCIB, TEP, President, First Trust Bank
· Executive of the Year: Denise Curry Turnquest, Senior Vice-President, Credit Risk, Commonwealth Bank Limited...
Royal Bahamas Police solve 3 murder cases, suspects to appear in court today
- Nov 23, 2015 - 10:23:02 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - As a result of excellent police work and an
overwhelming support from members of the public, police have charged the
following individuals for three recent murders and a number of serious
They will all appear in court at 12:00noon today to be formally charged;
Three males, a 25 – year old of Bonaby Alley, a 21 –year old of Kemp
Road and a 17 – year old of Sutton Street for the Attempted Armed
Robbery and Murder of Joyelle McIntosh...