Alcoholics Anonymous Grand Bahama Announce New Meeting Venue
- Sep 2, 2015 - 11:22:23 AM
Bahamas - Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Grand Bahama have changed
venues. Their have been held for over 30 years and are very important
to those struggling with addiction and all are welcome to attend.
Meetings in Grand Bahama have moved to the Salvation Army Church on W. Atlantic Dr. in downtown Freeport.
The Meetings are held on Monday and Thursdays at 7pm. All our welcome, and there is no charge to attend...
Social media video postings lead to arrest of 6 juvenile males - Public help needed solving shooting incident
- Sep 2, 2015 - 8:40:07 AM
Social media video postings leads to the arrest of 6 juvenile males
- In response two recent social media video postings of two young males
and a female being attacked, police have arrested six juveniles for
assault and causing harm...
Police seek public help solving shooting incident
- According to reports, around 10:00pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015, a man was walking on Beaumontia Avenue, Gardens Hills...
St George Family bids fond farewell to Sir Albert
- Sep 1, 2015 - 6:51:42 PM
is a very sad day for us at the Grand Bahama Port Authority. We in the
space of six months have lost two of the three pillars of modern
Freeport" said Sarah St George, GBPA Vice Chairman.
Edward St George, Sir Jack Hayward and Sir Albert worked
happily together for over 30 years and lived long and fruitful lives
achieving much and contributing more. Sir Albert was a larger-than-life
figure, distinguished, statesmanlike and above all a family
man at heart. He was the symbol..."
College of The Bahamas increasing research capacity with new faculty
- Sep 1, 2015 - 6:09:59 PM
The natural resources of The Bahamas could be treasure troves for
bio-technological marvels, according to Dr. Nathan Dawson, Assistant
Professor in the School of Mathematics, Physics and Technology at The
College of The Bahamas.
Dr. Dawson, who commenced his faculty
appointment at The College this Fall, is one of 11 new members of the
teaching staff, nine of whom have terminal degrees and are conducting
research in various academic disciplines...
URCA supports the promotion of the STEM disciplines to students
- Sep 1, 2015 - 5:06:03 PM
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, (URCA), supported
two Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) camps this summer;
the Bahamas Engineering and Technology Advancement (BETA) and “HACK IT”
camps. The camps aimed to foster a greater awareness of and aptitude for
STEM amongst young Bahamian students from the family islands as well as
New Providence. The BETA camp catered to junior high school students
and the “HACK IT” camp was for senior high school students...
F.R.I.E.N.D.S Book Club celebrates 10 years of inspirational reading among ladies in Grand Bahama
- Sep 1, 2015 - 2:39:00 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - F.R.E.N.D.S. Book Club celebrates 10 years of
inspirational reading among ladies in Grand Bahama and has set aside the
month of September to give back to the community with a number of
reading initiatives and book donations. The community is also encouraged
to make reading a part of their lifelong learning.
The Book Club
was founded by Mrs. Emil Symonette whose passion is to enhance female
advancement and development in the Word of God through in-depth reading
of The Bible and Christian books with discussions and occasional visits
by local authors. This equips the woman of God for service in her local
church and in The Kingdom of God...
Sir Albert Described as "A Great Man" by PM
- Sep 1, 2015 - 2:15:50 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, on Saturday described the late Sir Albert Miller as a
"great" man and an "authentically great Bahamian."
military service was held at The Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King in
Freeport where people from all walks of life gathered to celebrate Sir
Albert's life. Officiating were the Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, Bishop of the
Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands; and
Archdeacon Harry Bain, Rector of the Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King...
Nassau traffic accident victim dies in hospital - 7 murder suspects in custody - 2 victims identified
- Sep 1, 2015 - 11:40:20 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Traffic Accident victim dies in hospital:
On Friday 28th August 2015, around
6:00pm, a traffic accident occurred on Bernard Road involving a Honda
Trial Motorcycle occupied by two males and a 2008 Hyundai Tucson car
driven by an adult female...
Seven suspects in custody for murder:
According to reports, officers from the
Flying Squad acting on intelligence took seven men into custody on
Monday 31st August 2015...
RBPF Wanted: Don Sweeting of Nassau
- Sep 1, 2015 - 11:35:52 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Wanted by Central Detective Unit for
Name: Don Sweeting,
Age: 32 Yrs,
Last Known Address: Knowles Drive, Bozine Town
Complexion: Dark Brown,
URCA denies reported censorship of local artist’s song
- Aug 31, 2015 - 11:30:44 PM
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) notes the
assertions appearing on the front page of a local newspaper, which
suggests that URCA has banned a song by a prominent local artist, from
being played on radio stations in The Bahamas. URCA advises that it has
neither banned nor taken any other action to prevent the airing of any
song on any radio station or other content provider.Further, URCA has
neither investigated, nor been invited or requested to investigate, any
issues connected thereto.
The public is reminded that as the Regulator for the Electronic Communications Sector in the Bahamas,
which includes Broadcasting, URCA’s jurisdiction is subject to Part IX of the Communications Act and
supplemented by the Code of Practice for Content Regulation, ECS 06/2012, (the Code) which can be
found on its website at http://www.urcabahamas.bs/download/006391300.pdf
New Hummingbird Species Discovered in The Bahamas
- Aug 31, 2015 - 6:05:31 PM
Inagua, Bahamas – The Bahamas National Trust is thrilled at the recent
announcement by the American Ornithologists Union (AOU), of a new
hummingbird species on the island of Inagua. The Bahama Woodstar
(Calliphlox evelynae) - a hummingbird that is native to the Bahamas
archipelago - was originally classified scientifically as two
subspecies. It was recently determined however, that the birds are now
two completely different species. The Bahama Woodstar is a member of the
Bee Hummingbird group.
One subspecies of the Bahama Woodstar,
was found throughout The Bahamas and in the Turks and Caicos Islands...
RBPF Grand Bahama: School Safety Tips for 2015
- Aug 31, 2015 - 5:31:21 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - As we embark on a
new school term, let us be reminded to always be safe and with that in
mind the Royal Bahamas Police Force would like to remind you the public
of a few safety tips to keep you and students safe throughout the new
Reminders for Students and Parents...
RBPF Nassau: Investigating the death of a male who died in hospital - Jubilee Gardens shooting death
- Aug 31, 2015 - 10:39:39 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Investigating the death of a male who died in hospital: Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a male who died in hospital on Wednesday 26th August 2015...
Jubilee Gardens shooting death: Shortly after 3:30am on Monday 31st August 2015, police received a
report of a man shot to death at a home located at Jubilee Gardens off
Fire Trail Road. When police arrived on the scene they met the lifeless
body of a male in the front section of the home with a gunshot wound...
RBPF Nassau: Ambulance stolen - Handgun seized, 3 arrested - Suspects appear in court today
- Aug 31, 2015 - 10:22:19 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Seize handgun, 3 arrested:
Police have taken another firearm off the streets of
New Providence following the arrest of an adult male and two adult
females on Sunday 30th August 2015...
Probe theft of an Ambulance:
According to reports, shortly after 7:30pm on
Saturday 29th August 2015, an EMS ambulance from the Public Hospital
Authority was dispatched to a home located at Herbert’s Way, Joan’s
Heights West to attend to an elderly female in need of medical attention...
RBPF Nassau: Police Issue safety tips as new School Year begins
- Aug 31, 2015 - 9:55:54 AM
With the opening of schools throughout the country today, the Royal
Bahamas Police Force has issued some safety tips for parents, students
Here are some simple reminders for drivers:
• Slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones.
• Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
• Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully...
Bradley Roberts Tribute to Sir Albert Joel Miller and the FOCOL Holdings
- Aug 30, 2015 - 9:42:45 PM
I recently attended funerals of two very
close colleagues - Alfred Bismark Coakley MBE and Sir Albert Joel
Miller - and as I reflected on my dearly departed brothers and
colleagues, the name of another of our brother and friend, Stanley
Alexander Wilson Jr. who died on Oct 5th1990 at a young age of 48,
constantly came to mind.
It was Stanley Wilson who Sir Lynden Pindling had seconded to Grand
Bahama to review and offer advisement to his government on the
transformation of Freeport. It was Stanley Wilson who convinced Edward
St. George and Jack Haywood to sell at market value a number of
Companies that were owned by the Grand Bahamas Port Authority. Freeport
Oil Co Ltd...
CPS celebrates Grand Bahama launch
- Aug 30, 2015 - 8:05:10 PM
The Grand Bahama community recently
witnessed first hand the revolutionary breakthrough of the services of
Caribbean Pavement Solutions (CPS) in Grand Bahama, which included the
resurfacing and striping of the Kelly's parking lot and the roundabout
on the East Sunrise highway.
Caribbean Pavement Solutions
(CPS) celebrated its official launch on Friday evening at the Pelican
Bay among construction, and business leaders in the country's second
Changes to the dates for the opening of the 2015/2016 Academic Year
- Aug 30, 2015 - 4:16:23 PM
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology wishes to inform the
public that after consultation with the Meteorological Department we
have been advised that the worst of Tropical Storm Erika has passed.
Please note that changes have been made to the dates issued last week as
we were proactively preparing for the possibility of Erika reaching our
All administrators, teachers and custodial staff should report for duty Monday, 31st August;
Preschool, Primary and Special Needs school students along with all 7th
and 10th graders attending Junior and Senior High School respectively
for the first time will report to school Wednesday, 2nd September;
All 8th and 11th graders will report to school Thursday, 3rd September and
Nassau police seek help with 2 overnight shootings
- Aug 29, 2015 - 1:33:21 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police seek public’s help in solving two shooting
incidents that has left a man dead and two men detain in hospital
Saturday 29th August 2015.
In the first incident, shortly after
12:00am, a man was leaving a nightclub located on Faith Avenue South,
when he was shot in the arm. The victim was transported to hospital
where he remains in stable condition.
In the second incident,
shortly before 2:00am, police received a report of a shooting incident
at Minnie Street. When police arrived on the scene they met the lifeless
body of a man with multiple gunshot wounds and another man suffering
from multiple gunshot wounds...
RBPF Nassau: Man arrested for stolen vehicle - 2 arrested for drug possession
- Aug 29, 2015 - 9:35:36 AM
According to reports, around 7:00am on Friday 28th August 2015, officers
from the Southwestern Division were on mobile patrol on Lilac Street,
Pastel Gardens, when they observed a suspicious Honda vehicle parked in
the area. The officers made a check of the vehicle and found a male
inside. A search was conducted of the vehicle and three cell phones that
were reported stolen were found. The officers also discovered that the
Honda vehicle was reported stolen on 27th August, 2015. The officers
then took the19 –year old male of Pinewood Gardens into custody for
questioning reference to stolen vehicle.