Local Environmental Foundation launches website focused on education and sustainability
- Nov 15, 2019 - 12:15:34 PM
Today, Ethan S. Bain Environmental Health Foundation (ESBEHF) officially
launched its new website www.ethansbain.org. The local non-profit is
focused on using the digital platform to connect with environmental
professionals and other local and international organizations to
positively impact the Bahamian environment.
Started in 2006 in
memory of passionate Bahamian environmentalist Ethan S. Bain, the
Foundation continues his mission of promoting sustainability
particularly as it relates to the land environment...
BTVI Holds College Fair
- Nov 15, 2019 - 11:30:15 AM
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently held a
college fair for its students to allow them to explore the opportunities
available upon completion of their studies.
Present during the
fair were representatives of Florida Memorial University, Georgia State
University, Fanshawe College and the Lyford Cay Scholarship Foundations.
During the fair, BTVI student, Javano Collins visited each
booth, browsing through handouts and collecting information he hopes
would eventually help him help The Bahamas...
SMART Women Reach Out to Dorian Survivors
- Nov 15, 2019 - 10:30:15 AM
Sixty-five women who survived the ravages of Hurricane Dorian in Abaco
and Grand Bahama were the focus of a special event designed to motivate
them, give them practical tips for rebuilding their lives, and provide
them with clothing and other essentials as they seek to re-enter the job
SMART Women, a campaign designed to “inspire and
influence women to build strong communities”, made it a priority to
reach out to women who are undoubtedly still recovering from the shock
and trauma caused by the deadly Category 5 storm...
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Eighth Annual Walk for the cure supporters turn out in droves
- Nov 15, 2019 - 7:45:32 AM
Despite being postponed by a month, more than 1,100 loyal supporters
registered to be up bright and early for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s eighth
annual “Walk for the Cure” on Saturday, November 9.
which is CIBC FirstCaribbean’s annual flagship fundraiser for cancer
care and awareness throughout the Caribbean, was again faithfully
supported by sponsors, vendors, walkers and runners.
The Salvation Army launches Iconic Red Kettle Campaign to Fight for Good
- Nov 14, 2019 - 1:50:43 PM
Like the sight of decorations adorning lamp poles, and the smell of
fruit cakes fresh out the oven, since 1931, the iconic sound of the Red
Kettle bell is an age-old tradition that heralds the arrival of the
local holiday season.
From November 23 to December 24, The
Salvation Army will enlist the support of dozens of volunteers to cover
the island, bell ringing to bring help, hope, and comfort to those who
need it most during the holidays and throughout the year...
The Bahamas National Trust presents Conservation Champions Awards - Dec. 12th
- Nov 14, 2019 - 12:00:30 PM
The Bahamas National Trust presents Conservation Champions Awards December 12th, 2019.
Are you a Conservation Champion? Nominate Here www.bnt.bs/conservation-champions Nominations End November 29th Submit your entry today!
8 Categories you can ENTER Honoring 60 Conservation Champions...
Disney teams up with Disaster Relief Agencies to support recovery efforts in The Bahamas
- Nov 13, 2019 - 11:00:09 PM
As part of its commitment of more than $1 million in cash and in-kind
support to help Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in The
Bahamas, Disney announced it has teamed up with three leading disaster
relief and recovery organizations – the American Red Cross, the United
Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and All Hands
GGYA Hosts Activity Showcase
- Nov 13, 2019 - 1:19:24 PM
Whether it’s kayaking, joining the Defence Force Rangers or feeding the
destitute with Hands for Hunger, hundreds of young persons were shown
how almost any activity could help them to obtain the world’s leading
achievement awards for youths.
During a weekend showcase held at
SuperClubs Breezes, the Governor General’s Youth Award brought together
representatives of the armed forces, service clubs, youth groups and
even a tour operator to help 210 youths from 25 different Award units
choose their activities, set their objectives and achieve their Award...
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates traffic fatality - Armed robbery - Sexual assault – 1 adult male in custody - Illegal firearms and ammunition recovered
- Nov 12, 2019 - 8:05:10 AM
Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a traffic
collision Monday, 11th November, 2019 which left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, three males were traveling in a
black Chevrolet Cruz, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and
crashed into a house at the junction of Robinson Road and Podoleo
Armed robbery: Police on New Providence have taken one man into custody and have
recovered an illegal firearm, as they actively investigate an armed
robbery, which occurred Monday, 11th November, 2019..
PHA Donates First Aid Supplies to Local Baseball Leagues
- Nov 11, 2019 - 5:10:56 PM
Local juvenile baseball leagues received donations of first aid
supplies from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA). Presentations were
made to the Freedom Farm Baseball League and the Junior Baseball League
of Nassau (JBLN) on Saturday November 2, 2019 by PHA employees who enjoy
participation in each league.
Burrows, President and Managing Director of the Freedom Farm Baseball
League and other league officials received the presentation from
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre staff member, Diana Austin, during the
league’s Showcase Day. Burrows expressed his gratitude to the PHA...
RBPF Nassau: Police investigating a shooting incident that has left an adult male dead - Stabbing incident
- Nov 11, 2019 - 8:00:23 AM
Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Monday, 11th November, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly after 1:00am, a man and a woman arrived at their
residence on Ashley Close off Hawk Ridge Road, Carmichael Road...
Stabbing incident: Police on New Providence are investigating a separate stabbing incidents which has left an adult male detained in hospital.
BTVI Holds HIV/AIDS Testing Day
- Nov 8, 2019 - 10:45:20 AM
As someone who has lost a family member to the deadly AIDS virus, a
student of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) spoke
of how important it is for college students to know their status.
important for college students to know where they stand especially if
they’re sleeping with people. If you get tested, and your test comes
back negative, you need to ensure whomever you date after that test is
also tested and negative,” she added during the institution’s eight
annual HIV/AIDS testing day organized by BTVI’s Student Affairs
RBPF Nassau: 2 illegal firearms recovered - 16 arrested in police “Silent Night” Operation - Dangerous drugs and illegal ammuntion recovered
- Nov 8, 2019 - 7:45:18 AM
2 illegal firearms recovered:
According to reports, shortly before 11:45am, Thursday, 7th November,
2019 Anti-Gang and Firearms Unit Officers acting on information
conducted a search of the Sea Breeze Park at the junction of Charles
Saunders Highway and Beatrice Avenue, and recovered from under a garbage
bin, a black Taurus 9 millimeter pistol and a black Beretta .22 pistol....
16 arrested in police “Silent Night” Operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2019, police
assisted by Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force conducted
operations in various parts of New Providence...
University responds to faculty union demands
- Nov 7, 2019 - 1:30:31 PM
The University of The Bahamas regrets the latest turn of events
regarding the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB). The
University has remained transparent in all discussions with executives
of the union. It was agreed that since UTEB presented its financial
counter proposal to the University after the Board of Trustees had
approved the 2019-2020 budget, the union and the University would work
together on arriving at a solution regarding financial compensation...
University of The Bahamas to Honour Hall of Fame and Outstanding Alumni in Third Year of University Charter
- Nov 7, 2019 - 11:50:47 AM
Three years after its charter, University of The Bahamas (UB) continues
to honour the spirit of excellence, resilience and ingenuity that
distinguishes its alumni body. On Thursday, 14th November, the
institution will pay homage to eight of its alumni luminaries, among
them three faculty and staff.
Class of 1979 graduates, certified
forensic accountant Dr. John Bain and Director of Employee and
Industrial Relations at UB Ms. Wendyi Poitier will be inducted into the
UB Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame. Class of 1989 alum, Speaker of
the House of Assembly Hon. Halson Moultrie and Vice President of
Maintenance and Engineering at Nassau Airport Development Company Mr.
Kevin McDonald will be honoured with the Outstanding Alumni Award.
One Blood Benefit Event donates to NPCC Hurricane Relief Fund
- Nov 7, 2019 - 9:51:43 AM
Following the recent One Blood Benefit Edition of the popular old
school reggae party series, Concept’s Leah Davis presented a donation to
the NPCC Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund.
“In the aftermath of
Hurricane Dorian, I immediately wanted to do something special to
support those communities and families that were impacted. As a result,
the summer edition of the event was rebranded to a benefit party,”
explained One Blood founder, Leah Davis.
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Armed robberies
- Nov 7, 2019 - 7:00:49 AM
Police on the Island of New Providence are searching for one
suspect in connection with a shooting incident Wednesday 6th November,
2019, which left an adult male detained in hospital.
to reports, shortly after 3:00pm the victim was on Arawak Avenue off
Jerome Avenue, when he was approached by a male who is known to him, who
shot him, then got into a white Honda Accord and sped away...
Armed robberies: Police on New Providence are actively investigating three armed robberies which occurred Wednesday, 6th November, 2019...
“Walk For The Cure” this Saturday, November 9
- Nov 6, 2019 - 4:00:33 PM
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s long-anticipated eighth annual “Walk for the
Cure,” which was postponed due to Hurricane Dorian, takes place this
Saturday, November 9 at 6:30am at the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Center.
Attendees look forward to a family-friendly health and fitness event
with live music, exercise, games, giveaways, and various food and health
“Walk for the Cure” is CIBC FirstCaribbean’s largest
cancer fundraising initiative. The funds are used by the various
charities to provide assistance, care and counseling to patients and
their families and also to raise awareness...
Abaconian, Atario Mitchell returns to restore his hometown
- Nov 6, 2019 - 9:35:47 AM
Two months after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Abaco, the majority
of the island remains desolate. However, one of Abaco’s hometown boys
has returned to his childhood home to provide aid and assistance in
beginning the restoration process of Abaco.
For the last four
weeks, Caribbean Pavement Solutions, a subsidiary of The Bahamas
Striping Group of Companies, was one of four companies who was mandated
by the Government of The Bahamas to remove the debris from the
shantytowns in Abaco...
Rotary installs 4 prominent Grand Bahamians
- Nov 5, 2019 - 1:50:27 PM
Saturday November 2nd, 2019 was an important day in the lives of four
upstanding residents of Grand Bahama Island, it was the day that they
were installed as Rotarians in the newly chartered Rotary Club of Grand
Bahama. Emrick Kevin Seymour, Kyria Worrell, Martina Ferguson and Donna
Christie-Ferguson were installed by District 6990 Governor Ray Williams.
The well attended meeting took place at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club.
Imparted were encouraging words from District Governor Williams on the
importance of service above self and a mandate for Rotarians to seek
like-minded individuals to join Rotary. T