DEU seized over 1 million dollars in U.S Currency - Arrest 2 males for large quantity of dangerous drugs
- Mar 19, 2018 - 10:30:00 AM
In the first incident on Monday 19th March 2018, shortly after 12
midnight, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and Rapid Response Unit,
while armed with a search warrant went to a residence on Hampshire
Drive, South Bahamia and discovered inside that residence over one
million dollars in U.S currency...
In the second incident shortly after 3:00am on the same date, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and Rapid Response Unit...
Singers Hit the Right Note at National Arts Festival in Abaco
- Mar 17, 2018 - 1:43:12 PM
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Forest Heights Academy student
Journey Higgs plays the guitar and sings, on March 15, 2018, during the
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh
That day marked the first combined-school Abaco
adjudications, with some seven private and public schools gathered at
St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and
One man dead, two injured after Nassau shooting at Tufa Close
- Mar 17, 2018 - 12:13:52 PM
Police are investigating a shooting incident Friday, 16th March, 2018,
which has claimed the life of one man and left two other men with
According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm,
police received information of a shooting at Tufa Close off Cordeaux
Avenue. On arrival, Officers met three men lying on the ground with
apparent gunshot injuries to the body. Emergency Medical Service
Personnel were called to the scene and transported the victims to
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm recovered - 47 ticketed
- Mar 17, 2018 - 8:57:54 AM
Illegal firearm recovered:
According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm on Friday, 16th March, 2018
Anti-Gang and Firearms officers acting on information, conducted a
search of a vacant lot on Market Street and recovered a Glock .40 Pistol...
Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to
minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activity..
Abaco Primary Students 'Do the Junkanoo' in National Arts Festival
- Mar 17, 2018 - 7:50:25 AM
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- St. Francis de Sales Catholic
School students electrify with Junkanoo sounds, on March 15, 2018,
during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in
Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
That day marked the first combined-school Abaco
adjudications. About seven private and public schools gathered at St.
John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and
BNT condemns killing of sea turtles in Grand Bahama
- Mar 16, 2018 - 6:00:59 PM
The Bahamas National Trust condemns the killing of the sea turtle in
Grand Bahama. We commend the officers of the various agencies who
coordinated the arrest of the three people responsible for the capture
and brutal slaughter of a loggerhead turtle last week in Grand Bahama.
The 2009 ban on the harvest of sea turtles was enacted to protect these
species, all of which are endangered. The effort led jointly by several
NGOs with the support of the Bahamian public is part of a global
conservation effort to protect these charismatic animals...
Flow CARIFTA Games on track with $30,000 boost from Commonwealth Bank
- Mar 16, 2018 - 11:28:02 AM
With the countdown to the start of Flow CARIFTA 2018 set for March 30 -
April 2 in Nassau, Commonwealth Bank today announced a $30,000 donation
to boost coffers for the host country.
This will be the 8th time
The Bahamas plays host to the premier track and field meet. Some 600
athletes along with 100 team officials from 26 countries are expected to
descend on Nassau with track and field stars and superstars competing
in 65 events...
RBPF: Illegal drugs recovered, adult male and female in custody
- Mar 15, 2018 - 6:21:47 PM
Shortly after 6:00am, Thursday, 15th March, 2018, Drug Enforcement Unit
officers, acting on information, went to a home on Venice Bay Drive off
Bacardi Road, where they observed a male throwing a blue bag from the
home, over a fence. Officers retrieved the bag, conducted a search of it
and recovered 20 packages of marijuana. The male was taken into
custody. Further inquiries led to the arrest of an adult female who was
in the home at the time...
UB-North to engage Grand Bahama leaders on sustainability
- Mar 15, 2018 - 3:37:31 PM
University of The Bahamas-North will be hosting a conference focused on
the economic prospects of the island of Grand Bahama. The Sustainable
Grand Bahama Conference is being held 5th – 6th April 2018 under the
theme, “Breaking Down Barriers, Shaping the Future.”
private sector leaders, academics, civil society organizations and
opinion shapers have been invited to engage in a robust dialogue about
the way forward for Grand Bahama. The guiding concept is sustainability...
Nassau police seek public's help in locating 2 wanted suspects
- Mar 15, 2018 - 10:44:38 AM
Police are seeking the Public’s assistance in identifying and locating
two suspects seen in a surveillance video and photos that are
circulating on social media.
These men are wanted for questioning
in connection with a recent break-in of a trailer in the vicinity of
Albany Resort, New Providence...
Historic Nassau at Hillside House paying homage to community and culture
- Mar 14, 2018 - 8:48:38 PM
Building and supporting the community is the driving force behind an
artistic movement dedicated to celebrating and interpreting Bahamian
traditions. This is what will make the Historic Nassau venue at Hillside
House – one of the stops along this weekend’s Transforming Spaces (TS)
2018 tour – distinctive and memorable.
imaginations and talents of University of The Bahamas (UB) faculty,
staff, students and alumni will transform the space, steeped in history,
into an engaging and interactive enclave for live art, literary and
Save The Bays fears Oban Energies Refinery ‘could wipe out life as we know it’ in Grand Bahama
- Mar 14, 2018 - 2:38:56 PM
Declaring that a proposed oil refinery, storage and distribution
facility “could wipe out life as we know it in Grand Bahama”, Save The
Bays today became the latest environmental advocacy organization to urge
government to quash the deal that has aroused national concern for
life, marine and land resources and the country’s reputation.
about the deal with Oban Energies for a proposed $5.5 billion crude oil
refinery, storage and distribution facility sends up red flags,” said
Save The Bays Chairman Joe Darville...
Unlikely discovery leads to meeting young girls' needs
- Mar 12, 2018 - 12:11:14 PM
struggle to provide new undergarments for her daughter, and the
discovery that this need affects many, inspired Bahamas Crisis Centre
volunteer Phillipa Dean to start The Dignified Girl Project - an
organisation that provides young girls ages six to 17 with new
undergarments, “free of charge and without discrimination.” As the
program prepared for their next distribution cycle, they got a financial
boost from CIBC FirstCaribbean. “The original idea was simply to
provide new panties and bras every three months,” said Dean...
4 males rescued at sea in Grand Bahama
- Mar 11, 2018 - 10:32:41 PM
Reports are that shortly after 4:00am on Sunday 11th March 2018, police
received information from the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association of a
vessel in distress. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Marine Section, the
Royal Bahamas Defense Force, along with Basra, conducted a search in the
area of Great Stirrup Cay and located (4) males who were adrift, (3)
Bahamians and (1) Honduran. Two adult males are reportedly still
missing. The search will continue and police are actively investigating
Dangerous drugs arrest in Grand Bahama
- Mar 10, 2018 - 7:50:12 AM
Officers of the Mobile Division took a male into police custody after he
was found in possession of Dangerous Drugs on Friday 9th March 2018.
are that shortly before 10:00pm, officers acting on information went to
a business establishment on East Sunrise Highway, where a search was
conducted and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. Officers
arrested the 25 year old male of Manton Court, Freeport, Grand Bahama...
Supporting those who serve
- Mar 9, 2018 - 6:34:26 PM
Consolidated Water Corporation (CWCO) Bahamas, Ltd. recently donated to
the Royal Bahamas Police Force Dependants’ Trust, which assists the
school-age dependants of police officers who have died or become
incapacitated as a result of injuries sustained during the course of
Trust Administrative Assistant Maria C. Johnson said the
money will mostly go towards tuition. “School fees are extremely high. A
number of these children would not do as well in a classroom of 40, 45
Shaping a vision on the road to success as part of International Women's Day
- Mar 9, 2018 - 5:30:06 PM
The girls of P.A.C.E. (Providing Access to Continued Education) were
empowered to believe in themselves, have vision, and pursue their dreams
in a special talk given in honour of International Women’s Day. The
motivational talk, given by CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Head of Human
Resources Antionette Turnquest, encouraged them to realize their
potential and find success doing what they love. Turnquest also offered
practical advice to the young women...
CIBC Women's International Day
- Mar 9, 2018 - 10:49:44 AM
From Bridgetown to Basseterre, a corps of professionals and volunteers
spread out across communities carrying a message of empowerment and
continued progress for women and girls across the region.
motivational talks, mentorships, donations, specially organised lunches
and giveaways of sweet treats, the various business units of CIBC
FirstCaribbean International Bank joined with various partners across
the banks 17 member regional footprint to mark International Women’s Day
on Thursday 8th, March, 2018...
Flow recognized as Title Sponsor for the upcoming Flow CARIFTA Games
- Mar 9, 2018 - 9:35:31 AM
BTC was on hand for the Official Sponsors Press Conference for the
upcoming Flow CARIFTA Games at the end of this month. Vice President
with responsibility for Marketing, Marcian Cash said, “We at BTC are
proud that our parent company Flow is the Title Sponsor of the
Caribbean’s premier junior Track & Field event – The Flow CARIFTA
Games. For decades, we have been known for our continued investment in
Sports by supporting the Flow CARIFTA Games, which is considered to be
the incubator of some of the Caribbean’s greatest athletes. We are
looking forward to welcoming our sister countries to a great weekend
here on Bahamian soil...
U.S. Embassy Bahamas gives Woman of Courage Award on International Women’s Day
- Mar 8, 2018 - 12:40:49 PM
On March 8, recognized globally as International Women’s Day, the U.S.
Embassy hosted a reception at Liberty Overlook in honor of Fotini “Sam”
Tsavousis-Duncombe, Embassy Nassau’s 2018 nominee for the Secretary of
State’s Award for the International Women of Courage (WOC). A
cross-section of key contacts attended the event, including the wife of
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Minister of
Social Services and Urban Development, The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, President
of the Senate, Senator The Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, and other