Bank donates $100,000 to Red Cross, announces concessions for staff and clients
- Sep 20, 2019 - 12:03:07 PM
A hundred thousand dollars and financial concessions to contribute to
Hurricane Dorian relief efforts were announced by CIBC FirstCaribbean
during a presentation at the Bahamas Red Cross headquarters recently.
the donation to the Bahamas Red Cross, CIBC FirstCaribbean Chief
Executive Officer and Chair of the bank’s charitable arm the
FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, Colette Delaney, named
a series of initiatives the bank has undertaken to help victims of the
Bahamas Feeding Network Plates Meals to Hurricane Dorian Evacuees
- Sep 17, 2019 - 4:10:47 PM
It was not the usual Thursday or Sunday distribution, instead it was on a
Monday and Wednesday when volunteers from the Bahamas Feeding Network
(BFN) loaded up their vans and transported piping hot meals to the
Ranfurly Homes for Children and the Fox Hill Community Center
respectively. They were answering the call to assist persons evacuated
from Abaco and Grand Bahama because of Hurricane Dorian’s devastating
impact of the northern islands.
“When we got word that children
from the Grand Bahama Children’s Home were being welcomed at the
Ranfurly Homes for Children in Nassau, we immediately made contact with
them to determine what their needs were and how the Bahamas Feeding
Network could help,” said Philip Smith, executive director of BFN...
National Youth Month 2019 Launched
- Sep 17, 2019 - 3:15:34 PM
A scavenger hunt, march and rally, Jesus in the Park event, medal
presentation ceremony and youth band encounter are among the events
planned to observe National Youth Month 2019 in The Bahamas.
Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, officially
launched National Youth Month, celebrated in October, at a press
conference on Monday; and she appealed to all Bahamians to get involved
in the myriad events set aside to hear the voices of young people and
showcase their talents...
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates a shooting incident that has left an adult male dead - Armed robbery
- Sep 16, 2019 - 8:37:28 AM
Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Sunday, 15th September, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly before 7:00pm, a man was standing in front of a
home on First Street, Coconut Grove, when the occupants of a white
vehicle opened fire in his direction, hitting him about the body, before
speeding away. The injured man was transported to hospital and later
succumbed to his injuries...
Bahamas Gov't Tribute to the Late John 'Chippie' Chipman
- Sep 14, 2019 - 7:50:19 AM
Bahamian Junkanoo Legend, John “Chippie” Chipman passed away on Monday
September 9t h, 2019 at 90 years of age. His career spanned more than
six decades. The world knows Bahamian Culture due to the life and works
of Mr. Chipman. He would have touched every continent with his goatskin
drum, and has earned his reputation as a prolific Junkanooer, dancer and
“Chippie”, as he was affectionately called,
received both national and international recognition for his outstanding
contribution to nation building. He was honored and enlisted as a
Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.), a recipient of The Bahamas Merit
Award, Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award, The Junkanoo Legends Circle
Bahamas State Recognized Funeral for Emmanuel E. Osadebay
- Sep 13, 2019 - 11:33:11 PM
A State Recognized Funeral was held for the Hon. Mr. Justice
(Retired) Emmanuel E. Osadebay at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou
Hill Road, on Friday, September 13, 2019. Interment was at St. Agnes
"Justice of Appeal Osadebay had
the distinction of serving The Bahamas at three different levels of the
Judiciary; as the Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate, a Justice of the
Supreme Court and a Justice of Appeal. He also practiced at the private
Bar with distinction for several years after leaving the Magistracy pro
to his appointment to the Supreme Court Bench in February, 1994."
“We’re not giving up on Abaco,” say Abaco Neem farmers
- Sep 10, 2019 - 8:51:01 PM
For five blistering hours, Daphne de Gregory held her own
against a raging hurricane, using her body like a concrete block to keep
a dormer door shut while her husband, Nick Miaoulis, did the same with
the adjoining door. All that stood between them and the howling 220 mile
an hour winds of Hurricane Dorian was a sheet of glass. Together, they
prayed, minute after minute, hour after hour. When one was nearly worn
out and on the verge of collapse, the other prayed louder, offering up
Back and forth it went until the wind finally
subsided and for the first time in what seemed an eternity, Nick and
Rotary Club of West Nassau Donates to NEMA's Hurricane Relief Efforts
- Sep 10, 2019 - 5:20:45 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Rotary Club of West Nassau donated $1,000 to
the Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts, during a cheque presentation at the
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Gladstone Road on Monday,
September 9, 2019. Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA accepted
Pictured from left are Leron Williams, Vice
President, Rotary Club of West Nassau; Barron Ferguson, Past President,
Rotary Club of West Nassau; Captain Russell; and Tiffany Knowles,
accountant, Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund.
Royal Bahamas Police Force on the Body Count
- Sep 8, 2019 - 11:29:46 PM
The Royal Bahamas Police Force wishes to advise that, to date, Sunday,
September 8, 2019 they have located 45 bodies in the Hurricane Dorian
affected area: 37 in Abaco and 8 in Grand Bahama.
In their announcement the RBPF states:
We anticipate the discovery of more bodies as the process of search and recovery progresses...
PM Attends Briefing in Abaco Ahead of Hurricane Dorian's Projected Landfall
- Aug 31, 2019 - 11:56:11 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended a press briefing
for residents of Abaco today and checked in on the progress of the
island’s preparations for Hurricane Dorian, an extremely dangerous and
powerful Category 4 storm approaching the Northwest Bahamas.
visit was part of The Prime Minister’s final appeal for residents of
the northern cays and the northern mainland to seek safe harbour in
Hurricane Dorian is a major threat to portions of
the northwest Bahamas, particularly Abaco and Grand Bahama, which are
under a Hurricane Warning. Residents of vulnerable areas of those
islands are being urged to get out of harm’s way...
Stabbing and s shooting in front of a bar, latest homicides in Nassau
- Aug 31, 2019 - 8:56:43 AM
Police on New Providence are investigating a stabbing
and a shooting incident Friday, 30th August, 2019 which has left two
adult males dead.
In the first incident, according to reports, shortly
before 9:00pm, two men were at a home on Bowe Avenue, Montel Heights,
when they became involved in an altercation, which escalated, resulting
in one of them producing a knife and stabbing the other about the body.
The injured man was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to
Prime Minister Minnis surprises Queen’s College eighth grader with a visit on first day of school
- Aug 29, 2019 - 7:30:32 PM
Matthew Stuart, a Queen’s College eighth grader who wrote to Prime
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis asking for a surprise visit to
his blind grandmother on her birthday, received a surprise of his own
today when the Prime Minister dropped in on the boy’s social studies
Prime Minister Minnis decided to pay a personal visit to
Matthew on the first day of school after receiving the letter from the
12-year-old earlier this year...
RBPF Nassau: Police Investigates shooting incidents - Armed Robbery
- Aug 29, 2019 - 7:15:55 AM
Police on the Island of
New Providence are investigating two shooting incidents Wednesday, 28th
August, 2019, which left a juvenile male and an adult male in hospital.
the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, two
males were standing in front of a home on Sunrise Road, Gamble Heights,
when a silver Honda Accord pulled up...
RBC assisting entrepreneurs in and out of the bank
- Aug 28, 2019 - 3:32:06 PM
RBC Royal Bank’s (RBC) partnership with the Access Accelerator, Small
Business Development Center (SBDC) has bolstered successful results for
entrepreneurs before and after funding.
Six months after
partnering with the SBDC, RBC has financially invested in six clients
to advance their businesses. Recently the bank granted funding to
Cheryl's Taxi, a taxi and tour company started in the early '80s by
Cheryl Cambridge. They also approved 22-year-old Benjamin Davis, owner
of Drive Green Rentals.
Abaco Mom Releases Memoir on Loving and Losing a Sickler
- Aug 27, 2019 - 2:03:55 PM
In her newly released, deeply emotional memoir, Zetta Sylvia
Baillou-Poitier shares the challenges of raising children with sickle
cell disease and the pain of losing her daughter, in a story that’s
relatable to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one, regardless of
“I was inspired to write the book after the death
of my daughter,” said the mother of two. “The book is to keep Vashti’s
memory alive and it’s also dedicated to my son, Vance.”
Between the pages of Facing Two Sickles: Families Dealing with Sickle Cell Disease, the Cooper’s Town resident offer...
Sun Oil Limited hosts Annual Abaco Back-To-School Extravaganza
- Aug 26, 2019 - 9:50:24 PM
Students throughout the island of Abaco will be ready for school with
supplies distributed from Sun Oil Limited, a Shell licensee.
350-children and parents attended the fifth annual Sun Oil Limited
Back-To-School Extravaganza in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Rufus Johnson Jr.,
Sun Oil’s Marketing Manager said, “Our investment in helping children
feel more prepared for the first day of school reflects our commitment
to fuelling journeys that matter in education and student success...
RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating a shooting incident that has left an adult male dead - Armed robbery
- Aug 26, 2019 - 7:00:30 AM
Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Sunday, 25th August, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, two men were standing in front of a
home on Ross Corner, when the occupants of a white vehicle opened fire
in their direction, hitting one of them before speeding away...
Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking
assistance in identifying and locating the men responsible for an armed
robbery which occurred on Sunday 25th August, 2019...
Deltec Initiatives Foundation Establishes Family Island Scholarship at UB
- Aug 24, 2019 - 7:00:25 AM
The Deltec Initiative for Scholarship & Education has established a
scholarship tenable at University of The Bahamas to provide academic
financial assistance to young Bahamian students from the Family Islands
who possess extraordinary scholastic talent and require financial
assistance to enable them to pursue a tertiary education.
Wednesday, 21st August 2019, Mrs. Tanya Carey, Chief Financial Officer
of Deltec Bank & Trust Limited and Director of the Deltec
Initiatives Foundation, announced the partnership during the signing of
an MOU for the Deltec Initiatives Foundation Scholarship Award...
Dermal Distributions Provides Scholarship & Mentorship for BTVI Students
- Aug 23, 2019 - 10:42:06 AM
Dermal Distributions has provided Esthetics scholarships to two students
to study at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI). The
scholarship will cover application fees, tuition, uniform, books, tools,
a Dermalogica product kit and mentorship throughout the program.
The recipients are Dereka Bain and Chandira Wright.
this scholarship, Dermal Distributions Chief Executive Officer and
President, Sarah Beek, hopes to raise the quality of estheticians and
massage therapists in The Bahamas...
University of The Bahamas announces appointment of Ombudsman
- Aug 22, 2019 - 9:20:24 PM
University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Ms. Marisa
Mason-Smith as the first Ombudsman for the institution and in The
In this role, Ms. Mason-Smith will, through consulting,
mediation and negotiation, provide impartial, neutral, and confidential
third party assistance to students, faculty, staff and administrators
seeking dispute resolution. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, Ms.
Mason-Smith will formulate...