Group appeals to Bahamas public to join search for missing elderly Nassau man
- Dec 12, 2014 - 3:43:04 PM
- Rise Bahamas is inviting the general public
to join them on a search for missing elderly gentleman Gladstone Rolle
starting at Rudy's Restaurant & Bar on
Sunday, December 14th at 3pm.
(Please carpool, as parking is very limited).
Providence resident Mr. Rolle was last seen two weeks ago in the Cowpen
Road area wearing a yellow t-shirt and dark blue jeans. He is in the
early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. Anyone with tips, please call the Police at 919 or CRIME STOPPERS at 328- TIPS ...
Freedom of Information Act Street Party Held in Nassau
- Dec 11, 2014 - 9:26:45 PM
New Providence, The Bahamas - A hub of activity during the day,
downtown Nassau is usually quiet and with less people after the sun goes down.
Friday though, historic Charlotte Street North burst into life, light and sound
as Bahamians once again gathered to call for a Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) in the name of greater transparency and accountability in public life.
FOIA Street Party was organized by fast-growing social and environmental
advocacy group Save The Bays (STB) in conjunction with a number of its
community partners. It was the second successful event of its kind, following a
rally in Rawson Square in July in which drew...
MP Fitzgerald gives a $15K gift to Claridge Primary School
- Dec 11, 2014 - 10:13:35 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Scholastic books flooded
the campus of Claridge Primary School as the Member of Parliament for
the Marathon Constituency chose to give the gift of reading this holiday
season. “As Minister of Education, I realized that the best gift I
could give this holiday season would be related to promoting education.
Last year, I donated toys to the children, but this year, I wanted to
give something more tangible something that I know could have a lasting
impact and remain relevant even beyond the holiday season.”
Primary is the only primary school in the Marathon Constituency and so
they have been privileged to receive many much needed items from their
Member of Parliament. The Minister used the resources available in his
ministry and engaged the expertise of educators to ensure that the books
were appropriate for the ages and reading levels of the students...
CBP Seizes $63k in The Bahamas
- Dec 10, 2014 - 4:41:10 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS – U.S.
Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nassau CBP Preclearance
facility seized $63,851 in unreported currency from a U.S. citizen who
was subsequently arrested by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Dec. 8.
CBP officers at the Nassau Preclearance facility referred
five male U.S. citizens for a secondary inspection after they each
declared to be in possession of $9,000 U.S. dollars. Three men were en
route to JFK and two men were en route to Newark.
Upon further questioning, one of the passengers admitted
that he divided about $52,000 among his co-travelers in an attempt to
U.S. Embassy Provides Training for Drug Treatment Professionals
- Nov 7, 2014 - 1:32:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - With
funding from the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the U.S.
Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
Section is partnering with the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center to
create a cadre of internationally certified drug treatment personnel in
The Bahamas. As part of this program, the first two-week
train-the-trainer training of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC)
for Substance Use Disorders began at the Public Hospital Authority on
October 27. Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez formally launched the
training program at a small opening ceremony where he emphasized the
importance of providing holistic treatment for substance use disorders
to prevent and reduce the demand for dangerous drugs and crime...
Nassau's Crystal Palace Hotel to convert to training facility for Baha Mar employees
- Nov 7, 2014 - 12:40:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a Crystal Palace press statement:
Mar Ltd. will convert the Crystal Palace Hotel to a training facility
for Baha Mar employees, effective November 7, 2014. As previously
planned, the property will close to paying guests and be used primarily
to train thousands of hotel, food and beverage, security and other
personnel in advance of Baha Mar’s opening scheduled for late Spring
100 Crystal Palace employees have already been invited to accept new
positions at the Meliá Nassau Beach Hotel and Baha Mar. More than 350
new casino employees have been in training classes...
Bahamas to host 11th ALTA Airline Leaders Forum
- Nov 7, 2014 - 11:19:01 AM
leaders, including airlines and other aviation related organizations´
CEOs, as well as civil aviation authorities, will gather at the 11th
ALTA Airline Leaders Forum from November 12th through the 14th at the
Atlantis Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas.
The Latin America and
Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to welcome you to
this annual conference that congregates the key stakeholders of the
industry to review priorities and identify opportunities. We will be
joined by executives of over 40 airlines and hundreds of delegates from
the aviation world.
Fred Smith, QC: Stop the secrecy ‘Every deal should be out on the table’
- Nov 7, 2014 - 6:23:02 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - One
of the country’s top lawyers is calling for an end to secrecy in
government, questioning how The Bahamas can compete in a global
investment climate or how the public can believe in its system of
governance or its leaders when every potential investor has to see the
Prime Minister personally to make a deal.
“Why is the Prime
Minister of The Bahamas walking around with a private person deciding
what land he should have or not have?” asked Fred Smith, QC, noting the
practice was particularly flagrant outside New Providence. “The Family
Islands are not colonies of The Bahamas...”
Sale of British Colonial Hilton Signals More Jobs for Bahamians
- Oct 30, 2014 - 5:43:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - China State Construction Engineering
Corporation has signed an agreement for the purchase and redevelopment of the
Nassau British Colonial Hilton Hotel and adjacent property. The deal was sealed
during an official ceremony held in the foyer of the hotel on Friday, October
24. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie was in attendance for the
occasion. He said that the event signified an objective that the government has
been pursuing for several years.
“My Government’s objective has been not only to secure a
qualified buyer to upgrade and operate the Hilton Hotel, but one with the means
to proceed forthwith to develop the vacant property to its fullest potential
for the greatest economic benefit to both the investors and the local economy,”
said Prime Minister Christie...
Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse Hold Demonstration at Rawson Square
- Oct 30, 2014 - 3:39:54 PM
Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse held a demonstration for
child protection on Monday, October 27 in Rawson Square, making a
national call to action. The action was prompted by the October 20, 2014
sentencing of Kendrick Rolle to 5 years in prison for the rape of a 6
year old girl. Members of BASV&CA chanted, "5 years is not enough.
Magistrates, toughen up."
A representative of BASV&CA made
unsuccessful attempts to contact case prosecutor Basil Cumberbatch last
week. An email was since sent to Mr. Cumberbatch, inquiring about his
position on seeking an appeal. The group asserts that the sentence is
too short, particularly given that Mr. Rolle is a repeat offender. He
was fined in 2001 for indecent assault...
Automated Passport Control is Landing at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport
- Oct 30, 2014 - 1:16:02 PM
YVR's BorderXpress self-serve kiosks will speed up U.S. customs pre-clearance beginning in February
The Bahamas - Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) today
announced its purchase of 20 Automated Passport Control (APC) self-serve
kiosks to safely expedite the customs process for eligible passengers
departing its U.S. pre-clearance facility and improve the overall
APC kiosks will be available at NAS
beginning in February 2015, making it only the second international
airport with U.S. pre-clearance facilities to offer this technology...
Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation Appoints New Co-Patron & Elects New Executive Board
- Dec 8, 2014 - 2:28:08 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Primary School
Student of the Year Foundation, a fully registered non-profit
educational entity dedicated exclusively to public, charitable, and
educational purposes of the annual Bahamas Primary School Student of the
Year Awards Program, recently met in its Annual General Meeting. The
Board of Directors appointed a new Co-Patron, a new Director and elected
the Executive Team for a two year (2014/2016) term.
Jacqueline Bethel, who previously served as Chairperson of the
Distinguished Panel of Judges, was appointed as Co-Patron of The Bahamas
Primary School Student of the Year Awards Program. She will serve along
with Co-Patron Dr. Davidson Hepburn...
Meliá Nassau Beach Resort launches four Signature food & beverage Offerings
- Dec 4, 2014 - 1:37:09 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Meliá Nassau Beach
Resort officially opened four new ultra-chic restaurants yesterday,
offering guests a dining tour ranging from a gourmet gastronomic
experience to casual fare, complete with local culinary delights.
sophisticated new restaurants – three of which are located on the
fourth floor of the hotel with sweeping panoramic views of the turquoise
Bahamian waters – mark the completion of Phase I of the resort’s $19
million renovation. The restaurants were renovated over approximately
eight months and created 70 jobs for Bahamians...
Dr. Myles Munroe Immortalized During Tribute Celebration
- Dec 4, 2014 - 1:29:07 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Memorial Service for Pastors Myles and Ruth Munroe
took place at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau on Wednesday,
December 3rd after the
of Dr. Myles Munroe and Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe at the Diplomat
Centre of Bahamas Faith Ministries earlier tin the day, where the Bahamas Prime Minister, Governor General and other dignitaries paid their respects.
Lasting over 5 hours the
memorial service was open to the public and persons flew in from around
the globe. The following are only
some of those who gave remarks: Pastor David Burrows; Sylvia Jordan;
Suzanne Hinn; Morris Cerullo; the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson; Attorney
General of The Bahamas; Ambassador representing Pierre Nkurunziza,
President, Burundi; ambassador for the
King of Swaziland; the Hon. Perry G. Christie...
Freedom of Information Block Party Promises Cause for Celebration
- Dec 3, 2014 - 1:17:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Hundreds are expected to
fill Charlotte Street South Friday evening for a block party with stage,
live entertainment, food, beverage, and roving microphone all aimed at
building a growing groundswell of momentum demanding Freedom of
“You always hear about a cause for celebration, this
is a celebration for a cause,” said Lindsey McCoy, CEO of Save The
Bays, which is organizing the Freedom of Information street party set
for 5-8 pm...
Ministry of Labour and National Insurance holds Financial Planning Workshop for Employees as Holiday Season approaches
- Dec 3, 2014 - 12:20:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Labour and
National Insurance held an informative workshop on Financial Planning
for its employees on Friday, 21st November 2014. The event was organized
by the Ministry's Social Committee and senior officials in order to
provide employees with financial advice to assist with budgeting and
the practice of good spending habits as the holiday season fast
approaches. The guest speaker for the workshop was Ms. Medgar P. Bonimy,
Senior Manager of Audit at Deloitte and Touche.
Ms. Bonimy, a
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified
International Risk Manager with eleven years of accounting experience
under her belt told employees that they must be “proactive” and must
begin with “the end in mind” when managing their finances...
Traffic Management for Dr. Myles Munroe & Pastor Ruth Munroe's State-recognized Funeral Service
- Dec 3, 2014 - 10:39:25 AM
Nassau, New Providence - The
Memorial Service for the late Dr. Myles OBE, and Pastor Ruth Munroe, Founders
of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, will be held on Wednesday December
3, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Sports
State-Recognized Funeral Service for the late Dr. Myles Munroe OBE and Pastor
Ruth Munroe, will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:00 at the
Diplomat Center - Carmichael Road.
this end it is the intention of the POLICE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT:
Plane Carrying 11 Crashes in Bahamas; One man dead
- Dec 2, 2014 - 2:05:26 PM
The Associated Press - Police in The Bahamas
say a small plane has crashed near New Providence Island, killing a
77-year-old U.S. man and injuring the 10 other people aboard.
Superintendent Paul Rolle says the 10-seat Navajo Chieftain went down
after departing the nearby island of Eleuthera on Tuesday morning. He
says the other passengers are hospitalized. Their conditions were not
Police have not yet identified the man who died or his hometown...
CBP Officers in Bahamas Discover More Than $69,000 in Undeclared U.S. Currency Concealed in Traveler's Luggage
- Dec 2, 2014 - 1:29:52 PM
Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nassau Preclearance
facility discovered $69,739 in undeclared U.S. currency inside a
traveler’s carry-on and checked luggage. The Royal Bahamas Police Force
took custody of the traveler and the currency.
On Nov. 24, CBP officers encountered a 51-year-old female
U.S. citizen traveling to Fort Myers, Florida. The subject was referred
for a secondary baggage exam after Nassau Airport Authority Security
alerted to a large sum of money inside a piece of checked luggage.
During the baggage exam, CBP officers discovered several envelopes
addressed to multiple people containing U.S. currency. The subject only
reported $900 on her declaration and when questioned reaffirmed to CBP
officers that she was traveling with...
State Recognized Funeral for Dr. Myles Munroe & Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe: Open to the General Public
- Dec 1, 2014 - 2:28:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
has announced that a State Recognized Funeral will be held for
Dr.Myles Egbert Munroe O.B.E and his wife Pastor Ruthann Munroe on
Thursday December 4th 2014 at Bahamas Faith Ministries Diplomat Center
on Carmichael Road beginning at 10:00am.
The funeral will be open to the general public to attend, however
there will be reserved seating for the Family, Senior Government
Officials, Bahamas Faith Ministries Members as well as Local and
International Dignitaries. The general public is to be advised that
there will be no invitations needed to attend the funeral as
previously stated. All Bahamians and visitors alike are invited to
attend. Special seating and tents will be provided...