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Armed robbery in Treasure Cay, Abaco - Police search for 2 men - Oct 31, 2014 - 1:47:29 PM
Police in Abaco are searching for two men who robbed a residence in Treasure Cay, Abaco.
are that on Thursday 30th October 2014 shortly after 10:00pm, police
received information that two men who were both described as wearing
mask, dark clothing and were both armed with weapons, entered a home in
the Treasure Cay, Abaco area, held the owners at bay and robbed them of
cash and a truck.Officers quickly responded and later recovered the
truck at the Treasure Cay Ferry Dock a short time later.
are investigating and are appealing to the general public for anyone
with information that can assist the police in their investigations to
Pompey Museum Reopens in Nassau - Oct 31, 2014 - 1:32:33 PM
It’s been closed for nearly three years but on Saturday,
November 1, the Pompey Museum will reopen with an exhibition called “Wade in
Pompey Museum was first established in 1992 at Venue House-
the oldest building in the heart of Nassau.
From then, it was seen as a national treasure as it housed
many historical pieces from the time of slavery and emancipation in The
In the 20th century, it also housed the telephone and
In the early morning hours of December 2, 2011, a raging
fire destroyed the historical mecca for the second time in its history...
Ronnie Butler Inducted Into the Caribbean Hall of Fame - Oct 31, 2014 - 12:40:36 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Godfather of Bahamian
Music Ronnie Butler has been inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame,
and is the fourth Bahamian to earn the distinction – after Sir Lynden O.
Pindling, Sir Sidney Poitier, and Eddie Minnis.
He was unable
to travel to the special gala event at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston,
October 25, to receive his award. As such, Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture, the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson formally presented Mr. Butler
with his plaque today at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture...
Ms. Deandra Hamilton of the communications company, Magnetic Media, had represented Mr. Butler at the ceremonies in Jamaica.
RBPF Nassau: Shooting death victim identified - Police to increase patrols during Halloween - Hand gun seized - Oct 31, 2014 - 12:35:34 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Seize hand gun: According to reports, shortly after 7:30pm
on Thursday 30th October 2014, officers from the Southern Division
acting on intelligence went to Farrington Road, where they uncovered a
handgun along with a quantity of ammunition. No one was arrested for
Identify Shooting Death Victim: POLICE have identified the man shot and
killed at Hospital Lane on Saturday 25th October 2014, as 35 – year old
Kevin Pratt of Hospital Lane...
Police to increase patrols during Halloween: POLICE wishes to reassure members of the
public that police officers will be out in full force to create a safer
environment for trick-or-treaters and residents throughout New
Providence, on Halloween night. (Tonight)...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Friday, October 31st - Oct 31, 2014 - 12:14:46 PM
Bahamas forecast for today and tonight, Friday 31st October 2014.
General situation: A weak cold front across Central Florida will sag
into the NW Bahamas later today while slowly dissipating this evening…
For all areas
Weather: Partly sunny and warm with the chance of an isolated shower or
two…turning fair tonight with a stray shower or two possible as the
front moves into the area…
Grand Bahama 2 Bdrm Condo for Sale: Island Bay - Oct 31, 2014 - 12:08:19 PM
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Minister Fitzgerald speaks on Vocational Education and Training - Oct 31, 2014 - 9:47:18 AM
The Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the
Honorable Jerome K. Fitzgerald, was the keynote speaker at the Rotary
Club of South East Nassau’s luncheon last week Wednesday, where he spoke
on the importance of vocational awareness and training.
Minister noted that the month of October called for a focus on
vocational matters for both the Rotary Club and the Ministry of
Education, as both institutions celebrated Vocational Awareness Month
and National Careers Awareness Month, respectively. He stated that he
“looked forward to continuing the partnership with Rotary to promote
vocational development through activities that enhance knowledge and by
guiding and training our young people to find gainful and fulfilling
employment.” He further stated that, “nothing can be accomplished at the
Ministry of Education without the support of outside partners like the
Rotary Clubs of Nassau,” and he fully supported and encouraged the club
in their continued efforts...
Scotiabank partners with Hands for Hunger food drive - Oct 31, 2014 - 7:56:30 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas – Scotiabank is partnering with
Hands for Hunger for the fourth consecutive year to help eradicate
hunger through its annual Food Drive which was officially launched
by the bank’s Managing Director, Sean Albert.
locations throughout The Bahamas will serve as a drop off center for
food donations from Monday, October 27 to Friday, November 21. Members
of the public are encouraged to donate canned goods and other
nonperishable food items to any one of the 20 branches throughout the
country to be distributed to members of the local community once the
BTC Donates Free Mammograms to Help Spread Awareness of Cancer Prevention Techniques - Oct 31, 2014 - 6:03:12 AM
NASSAU, the Bahamas - BTC is helping further
spread the word that mammograms can help save lives. Marking Cancer
Awareness month, free mammogram vouchers are being given away through
October 31st at all BTC Retail stores, with purchase of broadband or
fixed line ‘phone service. The offer does not extend to the
neighbourhood (franchise) stores. The vouchers are redeemable for free
mammograms at The Breast Centre at The Medical Pavilion on Collins
Avenue in Nassau.
Those who are not currently seeking broadband
or fixed line service are encouraged to apply via BTC’s social media
sites, where an additional 25 mammogram vouchers will be distributed.
Those interested for themselves or to nominate someone, should submit a
photo and 100 words or a 30 second video stating the need for the
mammogram online at email@example.com by October 29th 2014...
Sunwing Launches Calgary to Grand Bahama Direct Flights - Oct 31, 2014 - 12:43:39 AM
30, 2014) - Residents of Calgary can look forward to an easier way to
reach the Bahamas this coming winter with the introduction of a weekly
service to Freeport, Grand Bahama that launches November 1, 2014.
Departing initially on Saturdays then switching to become a weekly
service on Fridays from December 19, 2014, passengers can start off
their vacation in style by taking advantage of Sunwing Airlines'
award-winning Champagne Service that includes a welcome glass of
champagne, complimentary food and wine along with in-flight
entertainment offered at no charge. All packages also include a generous
20kg free baggage allowance.
Bahamas Minister of National Security on Anti-Crime Measures - Oct 30, 2014 - 5:45:29 PM
Nassau, New Providence
- The National Security Council of The Bahamas met this morning under
the chairmanship of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister to agree new
crime-fighting initiatives aimed at curbing the recent spike in certain
types of criminal activity in New Providence. In this regard, the
public can rest assured that there is no greater priority that the
Government has at this time than to broaden and intensify the war on
crime so that no one need have any fear of falling victim to crime while
in some public place, at their place of work, or within the sanctity of
their own home.
It would, of course, be foolhardy in the extreme
to disclose details of these new measures as to do so would be tipping
the hand of law enforcement to the very persons we are determined to
catch and put behind bars. We are confident, however, that these new
measures will achieve satisfying...
BIFF unveils 2014 official poster - Oct 30, 2014 - 5:40:21 PM
International Film Festival recently unveiled its 2014 promotional
poster designed by artist Ryan “Duser” Stubbs. The festival is set for
December 4th through 14th and will take place first in Nassau and then
in Harbour Island.
“Street Art or Graffiti Art is part of global culture, publicly
displaying expressions of humanity. Similarly, through films, BIFF
entertains, provides intrigue and titillates audiences from all walks of
life. Like street art, the films at the 2014 BIFF will stop you in your
tracks and touch your soul,” says Leslie Vanderpool, Founder &
Executive Director of Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF).
"Visual art has been a long standing passion for Stubbs..."
Chef Tim Tibbitts of Flying Fish wins GB Chamber Developing Entrepreneur Award - Oct 30, 2014 - 3:38:07 PM
The Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce held their 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards
Ceremony, under the theme "Excellence in Hard Times" on October 25th
at the Regency Theatre in Freeport. Chef Tim Tibbits, owner of Flying
Fish Restaurant won the
Developing Entrepreneur Award.
He told The Freeport News that he and his wife owe everything
to their staff. He feels that because his chefs are able to read and
repeat his 'mind, style, flavours, everything' he is able to spend
time promoting his business and the island.
"Business is about planning for the future," Tibbits emphasizes...
COB Hosts Breast Cancer Survivors to Special Dinner at Choices - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:46:38 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - No one wants to hear that
they have breast cancer, and for those who do, having a supportive
network of family and friends plays a key role in how they respond to
treatment. Culinary students and faculty at The College of The Bahamas
Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute (CHMI) recently
demonstrated their support of cancer survivors by hosting some of them
to an evening of fine dining at Choices Restaurant.
The guests of honour were employees of The College and members of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group...
Nassau: You are invited to a Victorian Tea Party & Fashion Show - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:39:37 PM
and Gloves! Flowers and Fashion!
Twinings! Art work! Lots of prizes
and surprises! And a most worthy cause!
Put them all together and you have a Victorian High Tea Party &
Fashion Show hosted by the Heart Ball Committee.
you wish to experience Victorian grandeur and luxury, sip on a cup of tea,
enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends, while seeing fashion on the
runway, then you want to attend this event.
the patronage of Dame Margueritte Pindling, on Sunday, November 23rd,
2014, The Heart Ball Committee will host a “Victorian High Tea Party &
Fashion Show”; hats and gloves are encouraged...
Mon Cheri Bridal Gowns for Bahamas 16 Islands Weddings Brides - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:32:40 PM
The three lucky brides
from Florida that recently won The Islands of The Bahamas, “16 Islands,
16 Weddings, One Priceless Day” contest, came together with
representative of The Ministry of Tourism Romance Department recently to
select their complimentary Mon Cheri bridal gowns, designed by David
Tutera and Sophia Tolli.
The brides, Cristina Gaston, of Miami,
Wanjira Banfield of Fort Lauderdale, and Patrice Prescott of Haileah
will get married on January 16, 2015 at 16:00 hours on the Bahamas
islands of Bimini, Abaco and Andros respectively. Along with thirteen
other brides who also won full dream weddings in the Bahamas and will
have their weddings simultaneously on Acklins...
Career Opportunities at Family Guardian Insurance: Accountant III - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:28:04 PM
The FamGuard Group of Companies has great opportunities for employment!
career with the FamGuard Group of Companies comes with many exciting
opportunities to achieve success while working with a team of
professionals who are committed to providing exceptional customer
Family Guardian Insurance has the following position open in our Nassau branch for an
Bahamas Ambassador Magazine Released - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:20:52 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture launched
Bahamas Ambassador Magazine (BAAM) at the National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas, October 23.
Aimed at “bringing the people, the
culture and the beauty of The Bahamas to the world,” said the Hon. Dr. Daniel,
Johnson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture – the magazine is a creative production
of Bahamas Information Services (BIS) and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
, BAAM, and film entitled
Come See are ingredients of the festival mix that will comprise the
exciting ‘Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival...
Bahamas Ministry of Health Ebola Update - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:15:11 PM
Nassau, New Providence - It has been reported to the Ministry of Health
today that a traveler who was being transported to the Bahamas via a charter
aircraft from Tennessee, USA, displayed symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. As
per the National Ebola Preparedness Protocol, the aircraft was diverted to the
designated location. A health evaluation team was transported to the aircraft
and evaluated the patient. It was determined that the patient did not travel to
an ebola-affected area, nor had any contact with anyone who had traveled to an
ebola-affected area. There were no other passengers with any signs of illness
upon evaluation. As there was no determined threat to the public' s health, clearance
was provided for the aircraft to proceed to its destination...
11th Annual TCI Conch Festival set for November 29th - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:52:42 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands
–October 30, 2014 –Plans for the 11th Annual Turks & Caicos Conch
Festival, are well underway with a weekend-full of activities on the
tropical getaway of Providenciales, home to the World’s Best Beach. The
popular beachside event attracts tourists and locals alike to celebrate
the islands’ most famous delicacy, historical icon, and number one
export…CONCH. The main event will take place on Saturday afternoon
(November 29) in the charming Blue Hills area of Providenciales, outside
of Three Queen’s Bar & Restaurant...
Bahamas Financial Services Opened Trade Standardization Forum - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:46:26 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Building structure that supports
International and Domestic trade is the Bahamas Government’s strategy to teach
Bahamians how to feed themselves without dependency on foreign imports.
“It is indeed a privilege to welcome you to the first
National Forum promoting dialogue between our national quality infrastructure –
the Bahamas Bureau of Standards -- and our Agriculture sector,” said Financial
Services Minister the Hon. Ryan Pinder.
“In August of this year, we conducted a national
consultation to engage discussions of all stakeholder groups on a draft regional
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, 2nd November - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:21:00 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public
that Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, 2nd November, 2014 at
2:00 a.m. At that time, The Bahamas reverts to Eastern Standard Time. All time
pieces are to be turned back one hour.
Subsequently, Eastern Standard Time continues to Sunday,
8th March, 2015.
Bahamas Tourism unveils four commemorative stamps in honour of its 50th anniversary - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:43:48 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (MOT) in
conjunction with the Bahamas Philatelic Bureau General Post Office unveiled
four commemorative stamps in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of
Tourism and in recognition of the importance of the tourism industry in The
Bahamas at a press conference in Pompey Square recently.
Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu,
announced that the four stamps, which also went on sale, will honour two hotels
in the Outer Islands and two giants in The Bahamas’ hotel industry.
They include the Peace N’ Plenty Resort
in Exuma, the Kings Inn...
Enjoy 2 4 1 Margarita Happy Hour at Sabor every Thursdays - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:32:53 PM
Enjoy 2 4 1 (two for one) Margarita's every Thursday at Sabor from 5pm to 7pm.
is the island’s freshest place to savor all the tastes of the tropical.
With its innovative fusion menu and Latin beat, Sabor is one of the
hottest restaurants in the Bahamas.
poolside in the garden of Pelican Bay Hotel diners have a marvelous
view over the yachts in the Port Lucaya marina, plus swaying palm trees
and exotic lounge music...
Chinese top political advisor meets Bahamas senate head - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:28:12 PM
BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese top political advisor Yu
Zhengsheng said here Friday that China is ready to further lift the level of cooperation with the Bahamas.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC),
said in a meeting with Bahamas President of Senate Sharon Wilson that China-Bahamas relations are at the best level in history.
Yu said since Chinese President Xi's historic visit to the
Caribbean last year, bilateral relations have made continuous progress...
RBPF Nassau: Man shot in Yellow Elder Gardens - Man arrested for stolen vehicle - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:23:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a shooting incident
that has left a man detained in hospital on Wednesday 29th October
2014.According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a man was walking on
Derby Drive, Yellow Elder Gardens, when a man armed with a handgun shot
him in the chest and fled on foot. The victim was transported to
hospital, where he is detained in serious condition.Investigations are
2 Arrested by Mobile Division Officers for Stolen Vehicle - According
to reports, around 10:30pm on Wednesday 29th October 2014, Mobile
Division Officers acting on intelligence arrested a 34 - year old man of
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RBPF Bimini arrest male for possession of dangerous drugs - Oct 30, 2014 - 9:21:28 AM
Police in Bimini have in their custody a
20 year old male of Bailey Town, Bimini who was arrested for possession
of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. Reports are that on
Wednesday 29th October 2014 shortly after 3:00pm, Officers of the Alice
Town, Police Station while in the area of Queens Highway conducted a
search of a male and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. He
was then arrested and taken into custody...
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