Doctors Hospital Occupational Therapy Clothing Drive to assist P.A.C.E. teen mothers
- Nov 20, 2017 - 5:49:16 PM
In celebration of Occupational Therapists Day, the occupational
therapists of Doctor’s Hospital held a clothing drive to assist the teen
mothers who participate in the PACE (Providing Access to Continued
Education) program. Zenobia Neely, the clothing drive’s coordinator,
noted that, “In keeping with this year’s theme ‘Inform, Inspire,
Influence’ the group chose to assist this underserved group within the
Bahamian population. We believe that they would benefit from our
donation as well as information about Occupational Therapy.” The group
donated new and gently used baby items, baby wipes and boxes of diapers
donated by Bebin Diapers who learned about the initiative on social
RBPF Bimini: Possession of dangerous drugs
- Nov 20, 2017 - 10:00:58 AM
Five men are in police custody in Bimini after they were found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs.
are that on Sunday 19th November 2017 shortly before 9:00pm, a team of
officers on the island of Bimini executed a search warrant at a
residence on Buccaneers Point, South Bimini and discovered 4.5 lbs. of
cocaine and 1.5 lbs. of marijuana. Five men, two Jamaicans and three
Bahamians were arrested and taken into police custody. Police are
actively investigating this matter...
UB Gala Beats Half Million $ Target for Student Scholarships
- Nov 19, 2017 - 5:51:00 PM
In a powerful statement about the community’s belief in the
transformational impact of higher education, the University of The
Bahamas President’s Gala Soirée has exceeded the anticipated fundraising
The inaugural event was the institution’s first major
fundraiser since transitioning to University. The Soirée paired
excellence with elegance as sponsors and donors joined the UB community
at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre. It was a
celebration of student talent and potential...
Komolafe: The Passing of Ronnie Butler
- Nov 19, 2017 - 3:41:08 PM
Today, we mourn the loss of a music legend, cultural icon, talented artist and true Bahamian.
"Ronnie" Butler Sr. MBE epitomized the indomitable Bahamian spirit and
exemplified all that defines the people of this great nation.
The Godfather of Bahamian Music was loved and admired both at home and
abroad. Ronnie as he was fondly called, captured the hearts of many and
captivated audiences from all walks of life. This son of the soil made
us proud to be Bahamians and never stopped believing in the Bahamian
‘Let no one go hungry over the holidays,’ AML, ALIV, Bahamas Feeding Network Team Up to Feed 5,000 Families
- Nov 18, 2017 - 12:07:06 PM
Declaring that “no one should go hungry over the holidays
while others are feasting,” AML Foods Limited and ALIV announced today
they will partner with the Bahamas Feeding Network for the most
ambitious charitable campaign in the network and AML’s history – to
raise $100,000 to put food on the tables of families that might
otherwise go hungry over the holidays.
The campaign, called Feed
5,000 Families, will start in AML’s eight stores tomorrow and run
through December 17th with customers able to donate $40 holiday meal
packages in full or contribute to the make-up of a package at the
checkout counter. To jumpstart the campaign, AML Foods Limited pledged
$20,000 to the feeding fund
Christmas has as Army!- Salvation Army Kettle Launch
- Nov 17, 2017 - 11:26:26 AM
The season of giving officially kicks off because The Salvation Army’s
familiar Red Kettles make their seasonal debut on New Providence,
starting Saturday, November 18th you’ll find those kettles and the
jolly ting-a-ling-ling of handheld bells that accompanies them.
Red Kettle Campaign supports the mission of the organization and
provides support to a number of programs arranging from special meals
for needy individuals and families, toy and clothing for disadvantaged
children, personal care products for the elderly and institutionalized,
and vital funding for year round programs...
BTVI’s New Cafeteria donates to support breast cancer awareness
- Nov 17, 2017 - 10:24:05 AM
Despite having opened at the end of October, BTVI’s new
cafeteria operators have already begun making a difference. Aside from
wowing the BTVI community with their diverse and tasty menu items, the
new cafeteria team has stepped into the community with a donation to the
Cancer Society of The Bahamas.
Immediately after opening on
October 23, cafeteria operators Mary Laurenceau and daughter, Christine
Sharlyn Smith, Sharon Wilson & Co, Toasts UB, ‘Education Transforms Lives’
- Nov 15, 2017 - 10:50:18 PM
When prominent attorney Sharlyn Smith asked the perfectly coiffed,
clothed and cultured island A-listers to raise their glasses and toast
to the vision of University of The Bahamas (UB) and the value of
education, she realized that beyond the lavish draping, shimmering
lights, silk-covered tables and fine champagne, the evening held a
serious message – excellence and opportunity made possible through
“On the first anniversary of the University of The
Bahamas’ charter, this event helps to realize the vision of the
university as the nation’s primary resource for research...
Environmentalists decry South Cat Cay Development, document lack of marine protection ‘before our very eyes’
- Nov 15, 2017 - 3:56:14 PM
A small plane circled slowly, flying over the blue-green waters of the
northern Bahamas. It should have been a day of sightseeing,
photographing an island under carefully managed development with its
fragile marine resources protected as the gems that will lure those who
will eventually visit, live there or leave their yachts.
what they saw as they flew over South Cat Cay sent chills down their
spines and cries of outrage and despair from their hearts. The group in
the plane included representatives from Save Our Home, a Bimini-based
organisation, Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas...
Waterkeepers Bahamas trains volunteers to test waters for swim safety
- Nov 15, 2017 - 11:58:52 AM
Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham spends hours at
beaches in The Bahamas every week, but she isn’t splashing in the
water, combing for shells or searching for treasure.
part of a team that tests water at 16 public beaches in The Bahamas on a
regular basis. The monitoring is a partnership between Waterkeepers
Bahamas and an international organization called Swim Guide that
maintains an up-to-date beach and water condition report on 7,000
beaches around the world. Reports are available at SwimGuide.org.
RBPF Grand Bahama: Industrial accident - Found firearm
- Nov 15, 2017 - 9:22:46 AM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding
the death of a 23 year old male of Frobisher Drive while at a business
establishment on Queens Highway.
Reports are that on Tuesday 15th
November 2017 shortly after 12:00pm, an accident occurred at a business
establishment on Queens Highway...
Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit discover a 9mm pistol with magazine and ammunition...
Marisa Mason-Smith named Focused Woman of the Year
- Nov 14, 2017 - 11:21:32 PM
Marisa Mason-Smith has been named "Focused Woman of the Year" 2017 at
the culmination of last week's three-day Focused Woman International Summit, which introduced a slate full of dynamic women leaders in the
country for a three-day retreat at Comfort Suites, Paradise Island.
Cyprianna Bethel, retreat host and founder of Focused Women
International launched the event on Friday, November 3, 2017 under the
theme: "Real Woman Real World". Sessions will feature topics that deal
with "surviving and thriving in the midst of chaos, uncertainty,
challenge and change..."
Bahamas National Trust Christmas Jollification - November 18th
- Nov 14, 2017 - 3:55:49 PM
“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Jollification” and that is the theme
for the Bahamas National Trust's very popular Christmas fundraiser being
held on November 18th and 19th at the Retreat Gardens on Village Road.
Christmas Jollification is an important fundraiser for the The Retreat
Garden. This national park protects an outstanding palm collection and
has tremendous potential for increased touristic visitation...
Screen time contributing to Childhood Obesity
- Nov 14, 2017 - 2:30:53 PM
Next time you are tempted to give your child extra time in front of a screen, don’t.
tablets, and smart phones are no substitute for parenting, they are
only tools,” says Lashan McKenzie, M.D. “A tablet never raised a child.”
McKenzie is a pediatrician who spent seven years in the public health
system before joining The Wellness Clinic on Collins Avenue, a team of
wellness medical and lifestyle professionals headed by Arlington
“It was the time I spent in clinics throughout Nassau that opened my
eyes to the problem of pediatric obesity, and the major issues
Solar energy experts prepare BTVI for Certification Start-up
- Nov 14, 2017 - 2:04:37 PM
When Philip Holdom pulled up to BTVI this week, he brought a world of energy with him. Literally.
President of Alternative Energy Supply and Chief Technology Officer of
Sustainable Energy Ltd., is preparing the nation’s premier technical
training institute to offer solar energy courses. Subjects will range
from design and installation to understanding the principles, capacity,
monitoring and maintenance. And Holdom, considered a pioneer in
renewables and a regional leader in solar and wind power...
Grand Bahama Technology Summit Brings Hope For the Future
- Nov 13, 2017 - 10:01:51 PM
Like many Bahamian events the 2017 Grand Bahama Technology Summit began
with a prayer and ended with a party. In between a plan started to
emerge for the revitalization of Grand Bahama as a hub for technology
and innovation. Presentations from leaders from business, government,
and academia, along with Bahamians working for high tech companies in
the US, were both pragmatic and inspirational.
It’s clear that
the path forward will not be easy. Speakers agreed on the need for
improving the ease with which foreign and local investors can start
businesses in the Bahamas (including streamlining the process for
obtaining licenses and work permits)...
Scotiabank Supports World Diabetes Day
- Nov 13, 2017 - 9:35:43 PM
Scotiabank is proud to support World Diabetes Day (WDD), celebrated on November 14 of each year.
are committed to helping young people become better off and are
thrilled to partner with The Bahamas Diabetic Association to raise
awareness as diabetes is prevalent among our population, impacting
adults and children,” said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing,
RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspects arraigned before Magistrate Court #2
- Nov 13, 2017 - 3:54:45 PM
Four suspects were arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in
Magistrate Court #2 on Attempted Murder, Possession of a firearm with
the intent to endanger life, Causing Grievous Harm and Causing Harm
Shannon Johnson age 25 years of #144 Limewood Lane was
charged with Attempted Murder, (2) counts of Possession of a firearm
with the intent to endanger life, Causing Grievous Harm and Causing
RBPF Nassau wanted suspects: Reno Bethel, James Dean & Che-Toussaint Chase
- Nov 11, 2017 - 10:08:43 AM
Police are seeking the public's help in locating three men who are
wanted in connection with the Bahamas power and Light (BPL) Fraud
a former employee of CIBC,
a former accounts manager at BPL &
an attorney at law.
Anyone with information of the whereabouts of these three men are asked to call police immediately...
Suspects Arraigned before Grand Bahama Magistrate Courts – Found firearms
- Nov 10, 2017 - 5:52:25 PM
Suspects Arraigned before the Magistrate Courts:
Keith Barr age 49 years of #56 Raleigh Drive was arraigned on Friday
10th November 2017 before Magistrate Renkin Johnson in Magistrate Court
#3 on (4) counts of Shopbreaking, (1) count of Possession of Instruments
for Burglary and (3) counts of Stealing from a Shop...
Reports are that on Friday 10th November 2017 shortly after 7:00am,
Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information went to an
area on Limewood Lane where a search was conducted and officers