RBPF Nassau: 100 lbs of marijuana found - Police search for 2 shooting and 3 armed robbery suspects
- Jul 4, 2015 - 4:10:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner‘s Policing Priorities
for 2015, shortly after 3:30pm yesterday, a team of officers assigned
to a police operation team named “Operation Take Down” acting on
intelligence executed a search warrant at a home located on Ragged
Island Street. During a search of the home, the officers uncovered 100
pounds of marijuana with a street value of $100,000.00 dollars. No one
was arrested during this find. Police are searching for the occupants of
Long Island police find rifles and ammunition - 2 Harbour Island men in custody for stabbing
- Jul 4, 2015 - 4:07:17 PM
LONG ISLAND - According to reports, shortly after 5:30pm on Thursday 3rd July 2015, a
team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit along with officers Long
Island District acting on intelligence went to Roses, Long Island,
where they conducted a search of a trailer and found a AK-47 Assault
rifle along with a Browning .308 rifle. Additionally, the officers
uncovered 974 live rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested in
connection with this discovery.
SWIFT Track Club Gets Boost from Consolidated Water Company
- Jul 3, 2015 - 4:04:53 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Consolidated Water Co.
Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), which develops and operates seawater desalination
plants and water distribution systems in areas of the world where
potable water is scarce, recently donated to track & field club
SWIFT Athletics. The donation will assist with purchasing competition
gear for 64 young athletes who might not otherwise afford it.
General Manager Bryan Russell said that the club’s mission, to provide
an equal opportunity for youth to participate in track & field at an
elite level, is what prompted the company to donate to the growing
Bahamian Delegation Embarking on 19-Day Cultural Expedition in China
- Jul 3, 2015 - 1:20:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Education continues to be the bridge to
deepening cultural awareness, understanding and friendship between The
Bahamas and the People's Republic of China, with the Confucius Institute
at The College of The Bahamas playing an essential role.
the next few weeks, 14 college students – most of whom are from The
College of The Bahamas – and nine Bahamian educators from the public and
private school system will experience the culture of China and learn
its language and customs by traveling throughout Nanjing, Shanghai,
Hangzhou and Wuxi...
Hopedale Centre: Preparing Students for The Transition From School Days to Work World
- Jul 3, 2015 - 12:29:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On any given day that you walk the aisles at
the Automotive & Industrial Distributors Ltd. (AID) store you may
see two young ladies carefully pricing inventory. As you browse the
aisles of Tops Lumber & Plumbing Supplies you may pass a young man
stocking the shelves, diligently placing each item in place. Several
days a week, at St. Joseph’s Adult Day Care Centre a young man can be
observed washing dishes and helping to serve meals. At the same site a
young lady reads to a blind 86-year- old; the bond between them in that
moment is evident and poignant. These scenes encapsulate young persons
working, making their contributions to the community and learning
important life skills in preparation for their transition from school to
work. These are students of the Hopedale Centre participating in the
institution’s transition program...
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2015
- Jul 3, 2015 - 11:15:23 AM
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Grand Bahama police report 3 stabbing incidents and robbery with violence
- Jul 3, 2015 - 10:56:59 AM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigation three stabbing incidents:
first incident occurred on Thursday 2nd July 2015 shortly before
1:00pm, a female of Russell Yard, Eight Mile Rock reported that while at
her residence she was stabbed to the upper thigh and forearm by a male
known to her.
The second incident occurred on Thursday 2nd July
2015 shortly before 6:00pm, a male reported that while on Bass Lane, he
was stabbed to the chest with an unknown object by a male known to him...
RBPF Nassau: Woman attacked & stabbed by female group - 2 men shot in hand while driving
- Jul 3, 2015 - 10:40:01 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Two overnight shootings that has left two men detained:POLICE are seeking the public’s help in two separate shooting incidents that has left two men detained in hospital last night...
Investigate stabbing that has left a woman in the hospital: According to reports, shortly after 2:00am
this morning a woman was on Robinson Road, when she was attacked by a
group of females who stabbed her in the chest...
Grand Bahama homicide: 31 yr-old male of Williams Town dead
- Jul 3, 2015 - 9:53:02 AM
Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a
stabbing incident that has left a 31 year old male of Williams Town
Initial reports are that on Thursday 2nd July 2015, this matter
was reported as a traffic fatality, further investigation into the
matter and with the assistance of a pathologist, stab wounds to the
upper chest of the decease were discovered.
Upon further inquiry, officers of the Central Detective Unit...
BAMSI attends IICA Training Seminar
- Jul 3, 2015 - 3:33:49 AM
Assistant Farm Manager for The Bahamas
Agriculture and Marine Science Institute Cameron Lightbourne recently
participated in a special workshop hosted by the Inter-American
Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) - “Train-the-Trainer in
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices
(GMPs)”. Sponsored by the European Union, the training sessions were
administered by IICA as part of a regional sanitary and phytosanitary
As part of the workshop, attendees were given an
in-depth look at the foundational steps to implementing GAPs and GMPs in
fresh produce farms, livestock farms, and packing/processing
facilities. Facilitator Carol Thomas, an International Agricultural
Health and Food Safety Specialist, shared a wealth of knowledge on the
topic, as she related it to the unique Caribbean perspective and
Grand Bahama man found dead after vehicle crashes into a pine tree
- Jul 2, 2015 - 7:52:59 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Traffic Police
in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic fatality that has left a 31
year old male of Williams Town, dead.
The incident was reported
to police on Thursday 2nd July 2015, shortly before 7:00am and involved a
black 2004 Ford Escape jeep that was found in bushes on Creswell Road
and appeared to have crashed into a large pine tree. The deceases body
was found lying outside the vehicle. EMS personnel were called to the
Hurricane Island Outward Bound Partners with The Island School to Offer Sailing Expeditions in The Bahamas
- Jul 2, 2015 - 11:55:36 AM
Hurricane Island Outward Bound (HIOB) is
partnering with The Island School to launch an expeditionary sailing
program to be operated out of The Island School’s campus in Cape
Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Thanks to seed funding from the Mactaggart Third
Fund, the two organizations are looking forward to hosting groups and
students starting in 2016.
In 2012, The Island School developed
the concept of a sailing program. After deciding a partnership was the
best option, The Island School was introduced to HIOBS’ Executive
Director Eric Denny in 2013. It was in May 2015 when the dream took
shape when a veteran crew from HIOBS sailed on an epic expedition from
Florida, across the Gulf Stream and the Bahamas Bank to Eleuthera to
deliver two sailboats, Avelinda and Eliza Sue, to The Island School’s
Cape Eleuthera campus...
Upper Zion Baptist Church celebrates 50 years
- Jul 1, 2015 - 11:30:03 PM
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of Upper
Zion Baptist Church, in Pinder's Point, Grand Bahama.
In commemoration of this
significant milestone, several activities have been planned including a
special church service for couples who were married at Upper Zion over
the past 50 years.
This service was held on Sunday
past (June 28th) with Pastor Peter Pinder delivering an inspirational
and spirited sermon...
Miss Bahamas Organization and AIDS Foundation team up in the fight against HIV/AIDS
- Jun 29, 2015 - 3:38:57 PM
On Wednesday, June 24th, The Bahamas AIDS
Foundation joined forces with the Miss Bahamas Organization to sell
tickets for the Foundation’s annual raffle, which raises funds to offset
the costs of the organization’s day to day expenses.
the Miss Bahamas Organization were Miss World Bahamas, Rosetta
Cartwright, and Miss Bahamas Teenager, Davette Strachan – the two
reigning beauty queens worked their magic as they aided in drumming up
enthusiasm and support for the raffle amongst passersby...
Colina employee qualifies as Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
- Jun 29, 2015 - 1:43:01 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – Colina Insurance Limited is pleased to present
its newest actuary, Leah Major, who qualified as a Fellow of the
Society of Actuaries (FSA) on June 3, 2015.
Leah’s admittance as a
Fellow is the single most important credential that an actuary
receives, and is earned over many years of post-university independent
study and a rigorous examination process. Leah has seven years of
experience in the life and health insurance industry, carrying out
various pricing, valuation and solvency responsibilities. Currently,
Leah leads the Health Unit of Colina’s...
Nassau police seek occupants of silver Nissan following shooting
- Jun 26, 2015 - 11:18:13 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are searching for the occupants of a Silver
Nissan vehicle following a shooting incident that has left two men
detained in hospital last night.
According to reports, shortly
before 9:00pm last night, two men were standing in front of a home on
Cambridge Street off Nassau Street, when the occupants of a silver
Nissan vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding
off. The two men were rushed to hospital where they remain in stable
condition. Investigations are ongoing.
4 suspects including 2 Bahamas customs officers arraigned on firearm charges
- Jun 25, 2015 - 11:38:11 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Tuesday 23rd June 2015, 25 year old Philip
Farquharson and 21 – year old Terrell Cox along with Custom Officers
Paul Clare and Larisa Thompson were arraigned in court before Chief
Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt charged with the following offences:
Conspiracy to Import Firearms into the Commonwealth of The Bahamas; 10 Counts of Importation of a firearm into the Commonwealth of The Bahamas; 10 Counts of Possession of a Firearm with Intent to Supply...
Freeport Bible Church honours 13 men
- Jun 24, 2015 - 11:30:32 AM
As a part of its
“Love Thy Neighbor Month”, connecting with the church’s neighboring communities
of Pine Tree Subdivision, Sunset Subdivision and Belgrave (Back of Town),
Freeport Bible Church (FBC) honored 13 men of those communities, in its Father’s
Day Service this past Sunday, June 21, 2015.
thirteen men honoured were, Rev. Jonathan McMinns, Dewitt Henfield, William
Neely, George Hall, Leroy Pennerman, Robert Gibson, Joseph Lewis, Raoul
Francis, Roosevelt Rolle, Gerald Rolle, Doyle Burrows Sr., Ivan Francis and
Bahamian students exposed to public service career opportunities
- Jun 23, 2015 - 5:27:04 PM
Insight into the myriad of career
opportunities in the public service proved beneficial for students
attending The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) recent
career expo and trade fair.
The requirements, vetting process
and benefits of joining the public service including military branches,
were shared with BTVI students, with particular emphasis on the Class of
2015. Represented were members of the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence
Forces, Her Majesty’s Prison, The Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC), Ministry of the Public Service and The Bahamas
Development Bank. Three entrepreneurs also participated....
Rotary GB Sunrise "Cigar Nights" returns July 18th
- Jun 23, 2015 - 12:01:58 PM
Mark your calendar for Rotary Club of GB Sunrise's extra-fun annual
fundraiser—back by popular demand— 5th Annual Cigar Nights Saturday,
July 18, 2015 at 7:00pm at Pelican Bay Hotel Canal House.
A great time for a great cause. Proceeds go to assist the Rotary Club of GB Sunrise's
ongoing community service projects such as Columbus House Big Brother
& Big Sister Program, Cat's Eyes and Safe Swim Zone. Terrific food,
music, top-notch Chinese auction prizes, Greycliff Cigar Roller,
complimentary Cuba Libra, dancing to Unkle Sam, Countrepoint Latin
Music, Great Food, and fun galore...