Archive | June, 2012

9 Men Arrested In Drug Find

Police in New Providence have arrested nine men in separate incidents after finding several marijuana plants in the central and eastern portions of the island. In three separate incidents, officers from the Central Division took the men into custody during an operation held between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and midnight on Wednesday. In the [...]

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Good Samaritan Finds Wandering Toddler

A two-year-old girl who went missing in the Stapledon Gardens area was reunited with her parents late Thursday afternoon. A Good Samaritan found the toddler wandering in the area around 11:00 a.m. She had been missing for hours. She was taken to the Grove Police Station where her parents picked her up shortly after 4:00 [...]

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RBPF Launches Youth Summer Programme

Now that school is closed for summer, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is getting set to launch its 19th annual summer programme this coming Monday. The programme has grown by leaps and bounds over the years, attracting thousands of young kids and according to police officials this year is expected to be no different. [...]

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Road Safety Strategy Targets Young Drivers

In the wake of the country’s latest traffic fatality, which claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy, the Ministry of Transport re-launched its National Road Safety Strategy, which places emphasis on road safety. Minister of State for Transport and Aviation Hope Strachan said yesterday that as a part of the strategy, the ministry will unveil [...]

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Murder Suspect Escapes

A murder suspect escaped from police custody while in hospital early yesterday after being treated for several stab wounds. Seventeen-year-old Michael Defrend escaped from the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Police want to question the East Street South resident in connection with the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Jevon Mullings on Monday. Mullings and [...]

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BPSU Wants Healthcare Plan

A new healthcare plan will be a top priority for the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) as it heads into negotiations for a new industrial agreement later this year. BPSU President John Pinder told the Bahama Journal yesterday that the union plans to head to the bargaining table as early as October when it will [...]

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Prison Inmates Graduate From Certificate Programme

More than four dozen Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) inmates graduated from an in-house training certificate programme Thursday. In recent years HMP has been touted as a rehabilitative institution as opposed to a correctional facility. In this vein, HMP introduced a training institute to provide inmates with the opportunity to enroll in various training and educational [...]

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Up and Doing for Ourselves

Within a matter of days, we shall celebrate this Nation’s Independence. As usual, this year’s events will be marked by a plethora of prayers and an untold number of speeches and sermons focused on the claim that while we have come a long way, we also have a long way to go. Tragically, Independence Day [...]

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Nottage Supports RBPF’s Silence Over Rapes

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage stood his ground Thursday in support of decisions made by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) to remain mum on a spate of rape cases in New Providence. While the RBPF came under heavy fire this week for failing to release reports of the rape incidents in eastern [...]

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The 3rd Annual Sprite Freestyle Challenge is launched!

The 3rd Annual Sprite Freestyle Challenge is launched!

Caribbean Bottling Company and The Royal Bahamas Police Force partner up once again to produce the 3rd Annual Sprite Freestyle Basketball Tournament. The Tournament is slated to being on July 4thth with the championship game and closing ceremony on July 29th. The Sprite Freestyle Challenge is the result of two organizations deeply rooted in the [...]

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