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Nassau male shot dead on McQuay Street, police seek public's help - Aug 20, 2014 - 11:54:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are requesting
the public’s help in solving the shooting death of a 44yr old male of
Bacardi Road. According to reports, sometime around 8:40pm on Wednesday
20th August 2014, police received reports of gunshots being discharged
in the McQuay Street area off Nassau Street. Officers responded to the
scene where they observed a male lying in the street with multiple
gunshots about the body. EMS was summoned and upon arrival at the scene,
pronounced the male lifeless.
Preliminary information is that the male, a 44yr old resident of Bacardi Road went to visit his relatives at McQauy Street...
Brave Davis: COB’s Law School Will Become Autonomous - Aug 20, 2014 - 10:31:51 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Deputy Prime
Minister, Minister of Works and Urban Development, and lawyer, the Hon.
Philip Davis declared that law students of the College of The Bahamas
aspired towards a learned and noble profession at a critical time in the
college’s history. During his address of the students, August 20, he
noted that the college’s Council approved an autonomous LLB programme
starting in September.
Expressing happiness at being able to
speak with the students, he said, “you see this signature programme
heralds the establishment of a Faculty of Law here at COB.”
Deputy Prime Minister addressed the law students at the Harry C. Moore
Library under the theme, ‘The Importance of Law in The Bahamas and its
impact Nationally and Globally...’
Minister Kendred Dorsett's VAT Communication - Aug 20, 2014 - 7:51:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Hon.
Kenred Dorsett MP, Minister Of The Environment and Housing,
Communication to Parliament on the Value Added Tax Bill Delivered on
August 20th, 2014:
Change is not
always an easy experience but it is a constant occurrence in life
whether desired or not. Sometimes we must do what is necessary even
when it is not what we want to do. The time has come once again for
major change to come to The Bahamas, this change is the introduction of
Value Added Tax (VAT) as part of the government's tax reform
initiative. Mr. Speaker, this government since assuming office in May
of 2012 has been doing what is necessary, even in the face of criticism
and opposition, to ensure that The Bahamas remains on the right track
Security guard at Bahamas postal office found dead - Aug 20, 2014 - 7:45:33 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are investigating
the circumstances surrounding the death of a 57 yr old male security
guard at the General Post Office.
to reports, on Wednesday 20th August 2014, police received reports of a
male security guard being found unresponsive in the security booth by
the morning staff. EMS was summoned to the scene and pronounced the male
Police do not suspect foul play at this time. However, an autopsy will be held to determine the exact cause of death.
Shane Gibson Contribution on VAT Bill 2014 - Aug 20, 2014 - 7:42:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Remarks by Hon. D. Shane Gibson, M.P.,Minister of Labour and National
Insurance and Minister of the Public Service during The Value Added Tax
Bill, 2014 delivered on 13th August 2014:
Speaker, I wish to thank God once again for another opportunity to
stand in this Honourable House as I represent the great people of Golden
Gates. Mr. Speaker, I firmly believe that the Government is on the
right track in moving ahead with the Value Added Tax (VAT) legislation
as most progressive countries around the world including the European
Union with its 27 member countries in the United Kingdom and Europe as
well as Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica,
Barbados, St. Lucia and Grenada have already adopted this form of
Nassau murder suspect, Markinson Dorville arrested - Pistol and bullets found in yard in Ethel Street area - Aug 20, 2014 - 7:35:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Murder Suspect in Custody: According to reports,
on Wednesday 20th August 2014, police from the Southeast Division acting
on intelligence, went in the East Street and Soldier Road area where
they arrested 35 yr old Markinson Dorville of Peach Street for the
attempted murder of a 39 yr old male on Tuesday 19th August 2014.
Colt Pistol and Bullets Seized -
According to reports, on Wednesday 20th August 2014, sometime around
12:10pm, officers from the Mobile Unit were on routine patrol in the
Ethel Street area when they received some information from a concerned
citizen. Officer acting on that information...
Impact of VAT on Charities Clarified by Bahamas Ministry of Finance - Aug 20, 2014 - 7:01:32 PM
Representatives of the VAT team of the
Ministry of Finance emphasized that services provided by local charities
and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that directly relate to
charitable activities will be VAT exempt and the VAT programme provides
for recouping of some taxes paid on goods for the use of such community
Reacting to an article
appearing in The Nassau Guardian under the headline “Charity will
'suffer tremendously' under VAT,” Financial Secretary John Rolle
clarified a number of “It has to be emphasized that charities, such as
the Humane Society, should be largely shielded in how they are impacted
by VAT. The services that they deliver will be VAT-exempt under the
provisions of the legislation and eligible charities will be able to
claim a refund of VAT paid on the acquisition of certain goods and
services,” he said.
RBDF apprehends 124 illegal Haitian migrants in Southern Bahamas - Aug 20, 2014 - 6:34:37 PM
Harbour Base, 20 August, 2014 (RBDF) - The Royal Bahamas Defence Force
apprehended one hundred and twenty-four (124) Haitian Migrants at 7:45
p.m. on Tuesday, 19th August, 2014, while on routine patrol in the
The white fifty-five (55) feet sailing sloop was
intercepted at approximately twenty-nine nautical miles (29nm) off
Flamingo Cay Light in the Northern Ragged Island Chain by Defence Force
Patrol Craft HMBS Arthur Dion
Hanna under the Command of Lieutenant Commander Christoper Darville. A
search of the vessel resulted in the apprehension of undocumented
Haitian Nationals consisting of one hundred(100) males, sixteen(16)
females, and eight (8) children...
Grand Bahama (Aug 20) Plane Crash Victims Identified - Aug 20, 2014 - 6:14:12 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand
Bahama have identified the victims in the plane crash that occurred on
Monday 18th August 2014 as:
Robert Dean Carlson age 47 years of Ormond Beach, Florida,
Michael Robert Kennedy age 65 years of Deland, Florida,
Terry Wayne Haines age 57 of Ormond Beach, Florida,
Matthew Sokolowski age 42 years of Clearwater, Florida.
Brave Davis remarks to LLB Students of College of The Bahamas’ Law Department - Aug 20, 2014 - 5:50:19 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed are remarks
by The Hon. Philip Brave Davis, Deputy Prime Minister The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas:
When this invitation
was extended to me on behalf of The College of The Bahamas’ Bachelor of
Law Degree (LLB) Programme, it was truly a privilege to accept it and to
bring brief remarks because I am always happy to interact with
potential change-makers. Indeed, you aspire to toward a learned and
noble profession; and in doing so at this time, you have become a part
of this institution’s critical history. You see, this signature
programme heralds the establishment of a Faculty of Law here at the
College of The Bahamas...
OAS Secretary General Sends Condolences to Saint Lucia on the Passing of Judge Suzie D'Auvergne - Aug 20, 2014 - 5:23:15 PM
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José
Miguel Insulza, today sent a letter of condolences to the Government and
people of Saint Lucia expressing his solidarity for the passing on
August 18, of Judge Suzie D 'Auvergne, member of the Administrative
Tribunal of the Organization.
In the letter, addressed to the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia,
Kenny Anthony, Secretary General Insulza said that Judge D'Auvergne
"lived an exemplary life in the public service and was a leader in
promoting access to justice and the rule of law in Saint Lucia and the
Caribbean." He also recalled that the OAS "recognized her distinguished
career and commitment to justice with her election in 2009 and
re-election 2014 as a member of the Administrative Tribunal where she
played an important role in ...
400 Entries For Bahamas Best Beaches Photo Competition - Aug 20, 2014 - 4:40:28 PM
Over 400 entries have been made to the
Ministry of Tourism’s Facebook page for its #Bahamasbestbeaches
promotion and now tourism officials are making a final push for more
breathtaking beach photos.
competition, which began in late July, aims to use social media to get a
look at the best of the nation’s beaches through the eyes of residents
upload a unique and engaging photo of a Bahamian beach at the
ministry’s Facebook.com/TravelBahamas page or post via Twitter and
Instagram @ VisitTheBahamas using the hashtag #BahamasBestBeaches – they
are automatically entered to win a five-day, four night stay at Pelican
Bay on Grand Bahama...
First National Training Agency Graduation in Grand Bahama - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:27:35 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - As the first
cohort of trainees in Grand Bahama, 135 young people graduated from the
National Training Agency’s Four-Week Mandatory Workforce Preparatory
Programme, August 18, in ceremonies at the Grand Lucayan Hotel. The
Graduation Ceremony took place five months after the training agency’s
opening on Grand Bahama.
Giving remarks, the Hon. Shane Gibson,
Minister of Labour and National Insurance and Minister of the Public
Service, told the graduates they had reason to be proud, having
completed skills training that included internships with various
companies, and also received Customer Service ‘in class’ instruction for
City and Guilds certification...
Bahamas: iCreate Music All Access Seminar to be held September 20th & 21st - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:25:30 PM
Paradise Island, Bahamas - Founded and launched in 2011, the
iCreate Music All Access Seminar is set to go down on
September 20th & 21st at the Atlantis Resort.
"To artists looking to further their career, to make networking
contacts, to get that honest feedback that friends and family won't give
you this is where you need to be,"
founder Gregory Collie II.
iCreate Music All Access Seminar will have 9 panelists made up of
songwriters, industry veteran lawyers, managers, producers, engineers
and a&r's. At the seminar attendees will have the opportunity to
engage panelists and asks any questions that they may have as well as
participate in workshops and music showcases...
President Obama: James Foley's Life "Stands in Stark Contrast to His Killers" - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:19:16 PM
This afternoon, the President of the United States, Barack Obama made a statement on the killing of journalist James Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. He was 40 years old.
entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley," President
Obama said. "Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He
reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the
lives of people a world away."
Foley was taken hostage in Syria
almost two years ago while reporting on the conflict there. The
President made clear in today's statement that Foley's life "stands in
stark contrast to his killers."
Urban Renewal Foundation Calls on Bahamas Governor General - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:14:19 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling Governor General welcomed the Urban Renewal
Foundation Officers and Council Members, on August 13, during a Courtesy
Call at Government House.
Pictured from left to right are: Greg
Butler, Francina Horton, Tanya McCartney, Hon. Dr. Cynthia Pratt, Hon.
Algernon Allen, Felix Stubbs, Nina Lightbourne (Permanent Secretary),
and Peter Bates...
Diplomats Briefed On Ebola and Chikunguna Viruses - Aug 20, 2014 - 3:05:26 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. --
Although there is a universal consensus that there are no reasons for
The Bahamas to be concerned about the deadly Ebola virus, The Bahamas
should have the capability to detect and manage any potential cases of
the deadly disease.
That was the advice given to His Excellency
Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, and other
Bahamian diplomats in Washington, D.C., during a briefing on Monday,
August 10, 2014 by two officials of the Pan American Health Organization
(PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on the likelihood of the
Ebola virus reaching the Caribbean...
Major Global Youth Festival Set for Grand Bahama Island - Aug 20, 2014 - 2:44:21 PM
As Grand Bahama’s economy continues its steady incline, a major
“global” youth conclave is being organized to showcase the island to the
The newly established Clinton Minnis Global Inc. (CMG)
galvanized several youth leaders and stakeholders in Grand Bahama at a
private executive meeting recently, to share the vision of the proposed
Bahamas Global Youth Fest, slated for 2015.
BGY-Fest (pronounced biggie-fest), will be held under the theme, “Inspired by Hope”.
Bahamas Striping to Establish Regional Manufacturing Plant in West End, Grand Bahama - Aug 20, 2014 - 1:45:34 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) is in the embryonic stages
of acquiring crown land in West End, Grand Bahama to build a $750,000.00
cold mix patch manufacturing facility. The plant which is scheduled to
come on stream in mid 2015, will produce a value added product in The
Bahamas which will be distributed throughout the country and the
BSGC realized that global trends are shifting
away from the traditional industry concept of manufacturing a product
from the ground up. The company will import the binder, which is the
proprietary product, and will complete it by adding locally produced
aggregate to produce an environmentally green product for road
re-pavement and pot hole repair in the country...
RBPF Missing: 17 yr old Person Brenell Poitier of Nassau - Aug 20, 2014 - 12:11:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Missing Person -
17 years old
Last known address: Douglas Road, Gambier Village.
Height: 5'2" - 5'5",
Call: The Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or 502-9992 or
Police Emergency 911
National Crime Prevention Office 302-8430/1,
Crime Stoppers 328-TIPS (8477)
Emilio Estefan & Jamie King join forces to produce Baha Mar's Grand Opening Gala - Aug 20, 2014 - 12:01:24 PM
A-listers Align for a Star-studded Partnership at Baha Mar, Welcoming the World to the ‘New Riviera’
The Bahamas (August 20, 2014)–Today, Baha Mar, the grand and greatly
anticipated luxury resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas, announces an
exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music
and entertainment— Jamie King and Emilio Estefan— who will be teaming
up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the
resort’s Grand Opening Gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman.
for late Spring 2015, the Baha Mar Grand Opening Gala will be a grand
experience of sophisticated luxury and leisure spanning multiple days...
King Errisson Visits with Family, Jah Cure, Friends and Governor General of The Bahamas - Aug 20, 2014 - 11:23:02 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - King Errisson spent his first day back from Acklins Island, his Heritage Home, visiting with very Special People!
The Day began with a Courtesy Call on HE Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor General; he was thrilled and honoured to meet the Governor
General; King Errisson was accompanied by his sister, Ms Maddie Ledard.
Then, a stop at Bahamas Welding and Fire, to check up on ole friend
CEO, Alphonso Elliott; there he ran into a running buddy, Jennings...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Wednesday, Aug 20th - Aug 20, 2014 - 10:49:46 AM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Wednesday 20th August 2014.
situation: Low level troughing will continue to trigger unsettled
weather across portions of the Northwest and Central Bahamas today.
cloudiness with periods of widely scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms becoming heavy at times today. Partly cloudy with a few
isolated showers and thunderstorms tonight.
Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers or thunderstorms...
RBPF Nassau: Drug arrest - Armed Robbery - Ammunition found - Aug 20, 2014 - 8:23:46 AM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Make drug arrest :On Tuesday 19th August 2014, sometime around
1:00pm officers from the Carmichael Station teamed up with officers
from the Mobile Unit to execute a warrant at a residence at Lazaretto
Armed Robbery: According to reports, on Tuesday 19th August
2014, around 5:45pm a 49yr old female resident of Quakoo Street went
into the Sunset Park area to transact business when she was accosted by
two males, one of whom was armed with a black pistol.v
The men held the woman at bay and robbed her of her 2005 Honda Accord before making good their escape...
Uncover ammunition: According to reports, sometime around 6:18pm
on Tuesday 19th August 2014, Mobile Unit officers were on patrol in the
Wulff Road area when they received information from a concerned
San Salvador police arrest 17 yr old male for house breaking - Aug 20, 2014 - 8:19:53 AM
San Salvador, Bahamas - According to
reports, on Monday 18th August 2014, sometime around 10:10pm officers
from the Cockburn Town Police Station on San Salvador were conducting
routine patrols when they were stopped by a concerned citizen, who
provided the officers with some information.
Acting on this
information, officers went to a residence in Major’s Hill, United
Estates, where they arrested a 17yr old male exiting a residence that he had just broken into.
Bahamas Constitutional Amendments Debate Contribution by Brave Davis - Aug 20, 2014 - 8:13:01 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Contribution
by The Hon. Philip Brave Davis, Deputy Prime Minister The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas:
Thank you for recognizing me.
I stand, I am privileged to do so on behalf of the people of Cat
Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador - whose trust and confidence permit me
to be here.
On their behalf, I remain focused on the task at
hand, committed to ensuring the sustained growth and development of the
American man in hospital in Bahamas after boating accident - Aug 20, 2014 - 1:04:48 AM
EXUMA, Bahamas - Police in Exuma were called to the scene of a boating accident in the waters of Elizabeth Harbour, Exuma.
to reports, sometime around 8:20pm a local captain took a group of
tourists on a tour when a 21 yr old American man fell from the boat into
the water and was struck by the boat propeller causing serious injuries
to the head.
The male was transported to the capital, where he is being treated for his injuries.