RBPF: Homicide on Grand Bahama left one male dead
- May 26, 2017 - 10:30:44 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in
solving the island’s latest homicide that occurred on Thursday 25th May
Reports are that shortly before 11:00pm, police were called
to an area at the rear of East Sunrise Plaza, where they met the body
of a male in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to the head. EMS personnel
were called to the scene and reported no signs of life.
are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general
public for anyone with any information that can assist them in their
investigation, to contact the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at
telephone number 350-3107...
RBPF Grand Bahama: Stabbing incident has left a Male Hospitalized
- May 26, 2017 - 10:15:29 AM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized on Thursday 25th May 2017.
are that shortly after 10:00am, a male was reportedly involved in an
altercation with another male in the Fawcette Lane area when he was
stabbed to the body. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital
via private vehicle, seen by doctor and is listed in serious condition.
A 20 year old male of Oates Lane was arrested by police in connection with this matter...
ALIV Donates to Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation
- May 25, 2017 - 12:00:30 AM
Ricardo Deveaux, President and CEO Bahamas Primary School
Student Foundation and Bianca Bethel-Sawyer, ALIV Events, Sponsorship
& Community Manager; ALIV gave the foundation $4,000 to the Bahamas
Primary School Student of the Year Foundation for four students, one
from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera. Each student
will receive $1,000.
The main ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May
27th, 2017 at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road at
Local Lupus Support Group Hosts Activities for Lupus Awareness Month
- May 24, 2017 - 4:50:40 PM
For the past five years, the month of May has been recognised as Lupus
Awareness month in The Bahamas and once again this year one local
organisation will seek to raise awareness of the autoimmune illness.
Every year, local support group Lupus242 organises a series of events to
raise awareness about this chronic disease, providing information while
supporting those who have been diagnosed. Understanding the need for
public education and the devastation of families who have lost loved
ones to the disease, CIBC FirstCaribbean made a donation to Lupus242 to
assist its ongoing efforts.
Lupus is a prolonged autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the
body (skin, joints, and/or organs) and is routinely misdiagnosed. Once
afflicted, it presents sporadically during a lifetime in episodes
lasting anywhere from six weeks to several years...
RBPF Nassau: Guyanese Woman nabbed at LPIA with Cocaine in her Hair - 3 handguns seized during home raid, 1 in custody
- May 24, 2017 - 9:50:11 AM
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, alert
Drug Enforcement Unit officers took a Guyanese woman into custody
following the seizure of a quantity of cocaine on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.
According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, a team of officers assigned
to the Drug Enforcement Unit conducted search of a Guyanese woman
passenger at the Bahamas Customs arrival area of the Lynden Pindling
International Airport, who had just arrived on a Caribbean Airlines
flight from Suriname. During the search, one taped package containing
just over two pounds of cocaine was found concealed in a weave attached
to her hair. The woman was subsequently taken into custody for this
RBPF Wanted: Lavanda Michelle Richea Burrows of Freeport
- May 23, 2017 - 7:08:09 PM
Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 23 year old Lavanda Michelle
Richea Burrows of #15 Spinney Road, Freeport, Grand Bahama. She is wanted by the Drug
Enforcement Unit for Possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to supply. She is
described as standing at 5’6” in height, weighing between 150lbs -175lbs, medium built with
light brown complexion.
If you have any information regarding the location of Lavanda Burrows you are asked to
contact the Drug Enforcement Unit in Grand Bahama...
BTC Sponsors The 50th Long Island Regatta
- May 23, 2017 - 1:58:04 PM
The second largest Regatta in the nation expects to kick off their festivities with the help of BTC.
has committed to sponsoring the event to defray the cost of the “B
Class” race this year. BTC’s Senior Manager for Long Island and
Southeast Islands Ian Knowles said, “I’m grateful we’re able to sponsor a
race this year, and we look forward to winning that particular race and
bring that BTC Cup home.”
The telecommunications company always
supports the promotion and celebration of Bahamian culture. Knowles
said, “Regattas bring a lot of visitors to the islands, and the Long
Island Regatta is the biggest event on the calendar...
Survivors at Cancer Society Ball Salluted
- May 22, 2017 - 10:13:30 PM
BTC was a Platinum Sponsor at last weekend’s Cancer Society Ball. In
addition to its sponsorship of this event, BTC remains committed to
supporting their initiatives year round. The Executive Management team
and staff members attended the ball.
CEO Leon Williams said, “We were happy to again partner with the Cancer
Society. The theme for this year’s ball, “Celebrate” was encouraging. We
congratulate the organizers on a job well done.
BTC also provided tickets for cancer survivors to attend the ball free of charge...
BTVI’s New Providence Campus Graduation 2017
- May 22, 2017 - 8:29:30 PM
During his maiden formal presentation as Minister of Education, the
Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd minced no words regarding his views on
technical vocational education and training (TVET), stating that it
serves as the core discipline in the efficiency of any society.
“Stop disrespecting technical and vocational education and training!”
said Minister Lloyd, resulting in a rousing round of applause during the
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) recent commencement
exercise held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort.
“One ambition of mine is to help us raise the esteem that technical
vocational education and training has in our society. There is genius in
every vocation," he stated...
ALIV now title sponsor of Special Olympics Bahamas
- May 22, 2017 - 12:09:24 PM
On May 22nd, ALIV announced to the media their partnership with Special
Olympics Bahamas. ALIV is providing a $45,000.00 sponsorship and a
three-year commitment to the organization.
The announcement came
from Damian Blackburn, CAO who said, "We believe in working with the
community and have created programs, and partnered with organizations
directed at areas that will have the most sustainable and positive
impact on the country. Undoubtedly, fostering an environment for people
with special needs is important and the company is dedicated to helping
advance the athletic pursuits for people of all ages and backgrounds."
U.S. Embassy to Commemorate Memorial Day with a Wreath Laying Ceremony
- May 22, 2017 - 10:44:40 AM
On Monday, May 29th, the United States Embassy will commemorate Memorial
Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Clifton Pier in memory of fallen
comrades and military veterans. Special recognition will be given to
U.S. Patrol Squadron 23 Sailors, who died off the coast of Nassau on May
7, 1954 and Bahamian Private First Class Norman Darling who died in the
Iraq War in 2004. Sergeant Errol McKinney, U.S. Army, a Bahamian
killed in a motorcycle accident in 2013 shortly after to returning to
Ft. Bliss, Texas following a deployment to Afghanistan will also be
ALIV gives $30,000.00 to Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI)
- May 22, 2017 - 8:33:00 AM
ALIV has partnered with the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute
(BTVI) in giving the institution a $30,000.00 sponsorship in a
three-year commitment. On Friday, Chief ALIV Media Champion, Johnny
Ingle was a guest speaker at BTVI’s commencement exercise held at Melia
Resort on Friday, May 19th in New Providence. ALIV CAO, Damian Blackburn
spoke to graduates in Grand Bahama on Tuesday, May 16th.
sponsorship for BTVI included financial support for the commencement
exercises in New Providence and Grand Bahama," he said...
Traffic notice for the opening of Parliament Weds. 24 May 2017
- May 21, 2017 - 4:12:12 PM
Wednesday, 24th May 2017 at 10:00 am, the new session of The Bahamas
Parliament will open in Parliament Square and as such there will be road
closures as well as traffic diversions to facilitate the proceedings.
Beginning from 6:30pm on Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:
Bay Street between Fredrick Street and East Street
Parliament Street between Prince George Wharf & Shirley Street...
Nassau police probe death of male following condo fire
- May 21, 2017 - 12:08:16 PM
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found dead in home
following a fire on Saturday 20th May 2017.
According to reports, shortly before 9:00am, officers from the Police Fire Services received a report of a fire
at a condominium building located off Cable Beach, West Bay Street. When Firefighters arrived at the
location, they saw smoke emanating from a unit in the condominium. The officers used intense force to gain
entry the unit and once inside they extinguish the fire. On checking the interior of the building the officers
found the lifeless body of a Caucasian male lying on the floor...
Suspect shot dead after open firing on Nassau police, AK-47 assault weapon seized
- May 21, 2017 - 10:10:13 AM
Her Majesty's Coroner, Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez is investigating the
death of a man who shot after he, along with another man open fired on
police following a car chase on Saturday, May 20th.
According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, police were conducting a traffic stop on Shrimp Road off
Carmichael Road, when they saw a Honda Stream vehicle occupied by two males pass by with a high
powered weapon inside. The officers signaled to the driver to stop but he refused and sped off. A chase
ensued that ended when the vehicle crashed into a fence in Pride Estates, where the two males armed
with an AK-47 Assault Rifle and a handgun exited the vehicle and opened fire at the police. The police
returned fire fatally shooting one of the suspects who dropped the AK-47 Assault Rifle...
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017
- May 21, 2017 - 12:16:32 AM
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Four BTC Moms Honoured At Rahming Brothers Concert
- May 20, 2017 - 6:29:57 AM
Four mothers from BTC were honoured at the annual Rahming Brothers
Mother’s Day Concert. The four BTC team members were Jayde Knowles,
Terry Moxey, Rochelle Dorsett and Sherry Rolle. They each received
awards for their hard work as mothers in the community.
the honourees, Sherry Rolle said, “In all honesty this was a shocker
simply because I am not one of those persons that are in the forefront. I
am more of a behind-the-scenes kind of person so I was pleasantly
Jayde Knowles, the youngest of the four honourees
said, “The nomination was very uplifting and reassured me that I’m doing
a good job. To be recognized along with the other mothers who had done
so much is truly humbling. The best part of the night was to hear the
achievements of so many different women in our society...
Junior Achievement holds 38th annual awards ceremony
- May 19, 2017 - 2:10:40 PM
Under the theme “Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today”, Junior
Achievement Bahamas recently held its 38th Annual Awards ceremony
where the outstanding accomplishments of the achievers, volunteers and
counselling firms for the 2016/2017 year were honoured.
Raymond Winder, Chairman of JA Bahamas stated, “This year’s
theme speaks directly to the way of the 21st Century. No doubt we
are living in some very unique and challenging times. The world continues to
change at the speed of thought, advancing at a rate that requires as much
preparation as it does information. Notwithstanding challenges that we face,
after 38 years in existence, JA Bahamas remains the number one youth programme
in the country. The success of the programme is measured directly by the impact
it has had on tens of thousands of alumni (and supporters), many of whom are
now distinguished in their careers and businesses...
RBPF Nassau: Launch Manhunt for Two Murder Suspects
- May 19, 2017 - 11:52:32 AM
Police have launched a manhunt and public appeal for two men wanted for questioning reference to Murder.
The first suspect is
22 – year old Livingstone Knowles, AKA “Kaisor” of Ethel Street, Montel Heights...
The second suspect is
31 – year old Tico Omar Lightbourne, AKA “Pitbull” of
McCartney Lane and Wilson Track...