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RBPF Wanted in Nassau: Dario Bastian of McKinney Drive - Sep 1, 2014 - 6:03:36 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are requesting
the public’s assistance in locating 30 year old Dario Bastian of
McKinney Drive who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery that
occurred on Faith Avenue South, on Friday 29th August 2014.
Bastian is a dark brown male of a slim build and about 5’ 6” to 5’ 8” in height.
are appealing to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of
Dario Bastian, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem
Nassau male dies in hospital after arriving with a gunshot wound - Sep 1, 2014 - 6:02:22 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Police are
investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man that
occurred on Monday 1st September 2014.
Police later reported that the man was shot by a store owner.
to reports, around 2:00pm, a man turned up to hospital via a private
vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. The man succumbed to his injury a
short while later.
An adult male is assisting police in connection with this incident...
VAT Department Issues Guidance Notes - Sep 1, 2014 - 5:26:55 PM
Bahamas -- The VAT Department recently issued VAT Guidance Notes to
further familiarize the public on Value Added Tax, and in this instance
on the tax as applied to these services: finance and insurance,
transportation of passengers and goods, retail and wholesale trade,
construction, land and property information, medical and healthcare,
education, charities, clubs and associations; there is also VAT and the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement, and the tax with respect to motor vehicles.
department stated that additional Guidance Notes will be issued to
apply to the areas of hotel and holiday accommodations, duty free
shopping, cash accounting and flat rate schemes, and transitional
Bahamas' DPM Davis Addresses SIDS Conference - Sep 1, 2014 - 5:09:37 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, Hon. Philip Davis, headed a delegation to the United Nations Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)being held in Apia, Independent State of Samoa. Minister Davis delivered an address to the body today in which he made the case for The Bahamas to receive assistance and for developed nations to act.
over twenty years, we have fought soberly to bring positive change to
our plight. We have not been heard, yet we are expected to respond
effectively to hurdles imposed, not only by climate change, but by
cross-cutting challenges that befall every dimension of development. Mr.
Secretary General, by your admonishment, our voices will be heard. We
will speak with one loud and collective voice at your upcoming summit.
The Bahamas will be there
Local Government Regional Roundtable Discussions To Improve Local Government Systems - Sep 1, 2014 - 4:58:17 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Local government
leaders throughout the region held roundtable discussions this weekend
to further the development of local government systems, and discuss
sustainable development goals to end poverty and disparity. Prime
Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie officially opened the Caribbean
Forum of Local Government Ministers (CFLGM) and Caribbean Association of
Local Government Authorities (CALGA) Meetings, August 30, in the Arawak
Room, Melia Nassau Beach Hotel. The regional delegates were hosted by
Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government, the Hon.
V. Alfred Gray.
The Prime Minister
stated in his opening address that local government authorities in The
Bahamas play a vital role in the overall development of our Family
Island communities. He declared he placed Local Government...
(Video) Impact of Clifton oil pollution set to be revealed - Sep 1, 2014 - 4:40:15 PM
The full extent of the damage caused
to Clifton Bay by frequent oil spills and other forms of environmental
degradation may soon be made clear, as international experts are working
with concerned locals on water quality issues in this ecologically
The effort is being spearheaded by
fast-growing local social and environmental advocacy group Save The
Bays, in conjunction with the global Waterkeeper Alliance, a leading
non-government organization (NGO) which coordinates more than 200
stewards of the marine environment, or Waterkeepers, who are assigned to
rivers, bays, lakes and coastal areas around the world...
5th Annual Parenting Forum at Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium - Sep 1, 2014 - 4:29:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
New Providence Association of High School Principals in conjunction with
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Commonwealth Bank
held the 5th Annual Parenting Forum at Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium,
Saturday, August 31, 2014.
School Supplies (courtesy Commonwealth Bank)
and lunch boxes were given out....
Prime Minister Christie tours Baha Mar - Sep 1, 2014 - 4:18:11 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -
Prime Minister Perry Christie along with members of his Cabinet toured
Baha Mar today with the luxury resort’s Chairman and CEO, Sarkis
Mr. Christie along with Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson; Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe;
Minister of State for Investments, Khaalis Rolle; Director of
Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, Candia Ferguson and
Senior Policy Advisor, Sir Baltron Bethel got a first-hand glimpse of
the many amenities that will be available when the highly anticipated
resort opens in late Spring of 2015, including the 100,000 square foot
casino, beach sanctuary, and Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
Bahamas to Ensure SIDS Voices are Heard - Sep 1, 2014 - 4:14:02 PM
APIA, Samoa - The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas will play a leading role in ensuring that
the voices of small island developing states (SIDS) are given the
prominence that their collective voices deserve at the United Nations’
Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
Conference which opened Monday (Samoa time) Minister of the Environment
and Housing the Hon. Kenred Dorsette said.
The four-day conference will close on Thursday.
“This is a very important year for
small island development states, this being the International Year of
Small Island Developing States and so our attendance here at the SIDS
Bahamas Tourism Thanks Partners of ‘16 Islands 16 Weddings One Priceless Day’ Promotion - Sep 1, 2014 - 4:01:36 PM
PLANTATION, Florida -
‘The 16 Islands 16 Weddings One Priceless Day’ Promotion, which ended
recently and was launched on February 14, 2014 in New York City by the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) was a phenomenal success”, said Freda
Malcolm, Director of Romance at the BMOT.
“The success of this innovative,
social media promotion could not have been possible without the
fantastic companies who partnered with the BMOT”...
BTVI Student Chosen for Study Abroad Program - Sep 1, 2014 - 4:00:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Isaiah Strachan recently joined the list of students
at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), who have been
afforded the opportunity to continue studies abroad on an Emerging
Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship.
who is headed to Holland College in Canada for the fall semester, will
join BTVI student, Diane Smith - both of whom will study Electronics
Engineering. Following the semester, both students are expected to
return to BTVI to complete their Associate of Applied Science degree in
Electronics Engineering Installers and Repairs...
Bahamian executive Jan Knowles joins NAD as VP of Marketing & Communications - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:55:05 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas —
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) today announced the appointment
of Jan Knowles to the position of Vice President of Marketing and
Communications with the airport management company.
In her new
position, Knowles will be responsible for all marketing initiatives at
NAD including air service development, brand development, stakeholder
and community relations and overseeing the corporate communications
Previously, Knowles held a senior level position as
Regional Manager, Public Relations and Communications for RBC Royal Bank
of Canada (RBC). Her educational background includes a Masters of
Rand Memorial Hospital staff attend Triage Court Seminar - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:47:36 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas -
Physicians, nurses and medical personnel of the Accident & Emergency
and Urgent Care Center of the Rand Memorial Hospital recently attended a
Triage Court Seminar at the Gerald Bartlett Complex, Police
Headquarters in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The 3-day event took place from
Tuesday thru Thursday, 26th-28th August 2014 hosted by Dr. Michelle
Sweeting, Clinical Director of the Accident & Emergency Department.
well organized and attended event was facilitated by Mrs. Shelley
Cohen, the founder of Health Resources Limited, Senior Instructor for
the program and lead administrator of the Triage Tool-belt course in
Tennessee, USA. Mrs. Cohen was very excited to be here in Grand Bahama
for the first time to share her wealth of knowledge to the medical
Commonwealth announces 2013 youth awards finalists - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:43:23 PM
"Awards showcase the brilliance and the diversity of what young people are doing in The Commonwealth"
young people from across The Commonwealth have been shortlisted for the
2013 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development. The
finalists were selected for their innovative projects that have made a
significant difference to their communities and countries.
range from providing youth employment and job creation initiatives,
protecting the environment through innovative ideas in waste management,
empowering persons with disabilities and women in rural communities,
and leadership through peer education...
DPM’s Presence to Send Clear Message on Key Issue of Climate Change for The Bahamas - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:37:22 PM
APIA, Samoa - Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Works, the Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis
arrived in the Samoan Capital of Apia Sunday, a full day ahead of the
start of the United Nation’s Third International Conference on Small
Island Developing States (SIDS) which got underway Monday. The time
differential here is seventeen hours.
Mr. Davis was accompanied by Minister for the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Kenred Dorsett.
Davis’s presence as the second most powerful Bahamas Government
official, along with that of Minister Dorsett and a strong, expert,
field from a number of government ministries, corporations and agencies
and non-governmental organizations in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...
Kazakh Foreign Minister addresses 6th UNAOC Global Forum on Unity and Diversity - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:32:28 PM
The Minister of
Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Erlan Idrissov,
visited Indonesia last week to participate in the 6th United Nations
Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) Global Forum, held in Bali on August
Focussing on the theme of “Unity in Diversity:
Celebrating Diversity for Common and Shared Values”, the Forum brought
together political, private sector and civil society leaders from around
the world – including United Nations Secretary General H.E. Mr. Ban
RBPF issues Safety Tips as New School Year Begins - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:19:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
With the opening of schools throughout the country today, the Royal
Bahamas Police Force has issued some safety tips for parents, students
Police are also
warning drivers that they will be on the lookout for offenses including
speeding in a school zone, illegal passing of school buses, failing to
stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, as well as double parking in
crosswalks – which parents who are dropping off or picking up students
are reminded to avoid.
Here are some simple reminders for drivers:
Chris Brown Competes and Coaches Youth in Zurich - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:17:17 PM
star Chris Brown competed in the recent World Class (WeltKlasse-Zurich)
Games held at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, August 28,
2014. Cheering him on were H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, Bahamas Ambassador to
the United Nations Office in Geneva, and Ms. Michelle Deagoumois,
Bahamas Honorary Consul in Zurich. He placed fifth in his 400 metres
to the meet in Zurich, Mr. Brown took time out to share his experience
and provide advice to local children, 7 to 15 years, participating in a
Swiss athletic training programme with the stars called “Youth Training
with World Class.”
Turks and Caicos Authorities Intercept Illegal Haitian Immigration Attempt - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:13:45 PM
TURKS & CAICOS - A
sloop carrying 82 would be illegal immigrants was intercepted by the
Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) and brought safely
to port at South Dock, Providenciales at 10.00am today, Monday, 1
The vessel was captured following a report passed to the police by immigration staff at the government’s coastal radar station.
60 males and 22 females were handed over to immigration officials at
the detention centre. After processing they will be repatriated to
Zonta Club of New Providence increases scholarship fund by $5,000 - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:09:55 PM
Tight economy inspires women’s organization to boost opportunities for female students going Back to School
dream of a college education at the College of The Bahamas has become
easier to obtain through the Zonta Club of New Providence’s recent move
to increase its scholarship fund by $5,000.
“We consider it a
priority to equip all young female students who have shown promise in
their studies with the necessary tools to become successful,” said
Theresa Moxey-Adderley. “So it was a natural step for us at the Zonta
Club of New Providence to recognize that we had to do more in such a
“And we have such a wonderful group of outstanding..."
DNA: Bahamian’s Misfortune Equals PLP Political Expediency - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:08:01 PM
More than five years
have passed since the Supreme Court ordered the winding up of CLICO
(Bahamas). The closure of CLICO’s local operation, which at the time
accounted for 68% of its parent company’s total premiums in the region,
translated into major job losses for some 141 qualified Bahamians
including 90 sales agents, and 50 administrative staff. Even worse
however, was the fact that thousands of Bahamians lost all the funds
they invested in insuring their lives and valuables. Those Bahamians, an
estimated thirty thousand of them, have, years later received no
satisfaction or reimbursement for their policies.
to court records, CLICO (Bahamas) handled some 17, 297 Life Insurance
policies in the Bahamas with annual premiums of $5.1 million dollars. In
Accident and Sickness Health policies, the figure totaled...
RBPF Nassau: Woman robbed of 2002 Honda CRV - 8 arrests made overnight - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:05:05 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are requesting the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday 31st August 2014.
to reports, shortly after 8:30pm, a woman was at Montia Avenue located
at Garden Hills, when a masked man armed with a handgun robbed her of
her white 2002 Honda CRV vehicle and sped off
Mobile Division Make 8 Arrest Overnight - Consistent
with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014, Mobile Division
saturation patrols intended to reduce crime and to minimize the ability
for criminals to commit criminal activities resulted in the arrests of
eight (8) persons
Turks & Caicos Islands Government sees significant progress in nationwide recovery efforts - Sep 1, 2014 - 2:05:43 PM
The Department of Disaster Management and
Emergencies (DDME) has reported that the Turks & Caicos Islands
Government (TCIG) has seen significant progress in its recovery efforts
around the islands.
Dr. Virginia I. Clerveaux, Director, DDME reported
“With a continued increase in manpower and equipment, the recovery
process is expected to be completed in approximately one week. All
major government roads in Provo are cleared and most
in North and Middle Caicos, with the exception of the Kew settlement...”
Call to scale up climate partnership for small islands - Sep 1, 2014 - 2:05:24 PM
The heads of three
regional organisations, together with the Commonwealth, have called for
the strengthening of a global partnership to support climate change
planning and finance in small island developing states.
Climate Resilient Islands Partnership was formed in 2011 and launched at
the Rio+20 summit to support island nations, many of whom face
existential threats as a result of climate change and rising sea levels,
by providing a facility for sharing learning and providing mutual
Ahead of the International Conference on Small Island Developing States, in Samoa between 1-4 September 2014, the Commonwealth...
"Regarding Pastor Myles Munroe’s press release: Homosexuality - Phobia or Principle” - Sep 1, 2014 - 1:56:07 PM
I have respected Dr.
Myles Munroe in a various capacities since my youth (as a then member of
Bahamas Faith Ministries International), and continue to do so in
certain instances. Thus, I was rather surprised at the discourse between
him and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fred Mitchell earlier this year.
reference to his recent press release, I must ask if Dr. Munroe
describes statutory rape and child molestation as ‘unnatural human
behaviour’, as he does homosexuality? Should LGBT people that have not
committed sex crimes be treated the same as - or worse than - those that
have? Perhaps I am unaware of Dr. Munroe's response to other issues of
national concern related to a number of “men of the cloth” over the
decades that have been convicted of sexual crimes against minors in
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast: September 1-7 - Sep 1, 2014 - 1:22:39 PM
Seven Day Weather Forecast from September 1-7, 2014
SITUATION: A ridge of high pressure remain across the islands,
meanwhile an upper level low just east of The Bahamas will generate some
scattered showers and thunderstorms across the area.
1st – Partly sunny and hot with isolated showers and thunderstorms
possible; turning fair and humid tonight in the Northwest & Central
Bahamas however, a mix of sun and clouds and breezy with few scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms in the southern islands. Maximum
Temperature 92°F and Minimum Temperature 78°F. Small Craft Caution is in
effect for the Southeast Bahamas. Winds E-SE 10-15 knots in the
Northwest & Central Bahamas, and E-SE 15-20 knots in the Southeast
Bahamas. Seas 2-4 feet in the Northwest & Central Bahamas and 4-6
feet in the Southeast Bahamas.
Grand Bahama Man and Woman Robbed in Home on Frobisher Drive - Sep 1, 2014 - 12:41:04 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police are searching for (3) three men who reportedly robbed a male and female while in their home.
are that on Sunday 31st August 2014, shortly after 2:00am, police
received information that a male and female were robbed while in their
home on Frobisher Drive by three men, one who was described as being
light skin, wearing dark clothing with his face covered, who was
reportedly brandishing a crowbar and a knife. They were robbed of two
cell phones, a laptop and cash...
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Monday, September 1st - Sep 1, 2014 - 12:01:46 PM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Monday 01st September, 2014.
General situation: A ridge of high pressure at the surface will remain
across the Bahamas…meanwhile an upper level low just east of the Bahamas
will generate some scattered showers and thunderstorms across the
islands while shifting westwards today.
For the Northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Partly sunny and hot with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible…turning fair and humid tonight…
Custom Computers Ltd. Celebrates Academic Achievement Through Its “A’s For Excellence” Campaign - Sep 1, 2014 - 11:30:58 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Hundreds of students from
educational institutions across The Bahamas took part in the seventh
annual A’s for Excellence campaign held by Custom Computers Ltd. this
summer. Local primary, high school and college students who received at
least one ‘A’ grade in their final report card for the 2013/2014
academic year were invited to enter random drawings for a chance to win a
desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
New to the campaign this
year: the Family Island School with the most entries received a
multifunction machine (printer/fax/scanner/copier)...