Archive | May, 2013

BEC Warns of Electrical Use During Storm -Police Lines Back Up

Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) officials are warning residents to be cautious of how they handle electrical supplies as a massive thunderstorm passes through major and flooding is expected. In a press release sent out Tuesday, BEC officials reminded customers whose homes and businesses may be affected by flood waters that they should turn off the […]

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Bahamian Pioneers Needed

We insist that –as a people united in service and love- we should be up and doing far more for ourselves; with especial attention given to the food we consume. Evidently, the time is nigh and now for those who lead to provide assistance to each and every Bahamian interested in pioneering this kind of […]

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2013 NEW PROVIDENCE HURRICANE SHELTER LISTING

1.Holy Cross Anglican Church Highbury Park P. O. Box SS-5808 Nassau, Bahamas 2. Epworth Hall Shirley Street P. O. Box SS-6145 Nassau, Bahamas 3. Pilgrim Baptist Church SL James Road P. O. Box N-J88 Nassau, Bahamas 4. St. Mary’s Hall, St. Augustine Bernard Road, Fox Hill P. O. Box N-3940 Nassau, Bahamas 5. Golden Gates […]

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Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs Trial Delayed Again

The trial for three men accused of killing a police corporal more than a decade ago has to wait yet another week. Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs, Quinton Evans and Andrew Davis are all accused of the 1999 murder of Corporal Jimmy Ambrose, who was killed outside Club Rock on West Bay Street. During what was supposed […]

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Residents Make Big Stink Over Garbage

Residents in east New Providence are making a big stink over growing piles of garbage that they say have not been collected in as much as three weeks. Residents of Saffire Ridge, Quail Roost Ridge, Sunset Ridge, Culbert’s Hill and Dodge Road say they have not seen a garbage truck for quite some time. They […]

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One Weekend Murder Victim Identified

Police have officially identified the young man shot and killed late Saturday night as 21-year-old Javonne Deveaux of Strachan’s Corner. According to police reports, Deveaux, a man and a woman were walking through a tract road through Thompson Lane when the shooting occurred. Police said they are questioning two men in connection with this incident. […]

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Most Damage Caused By Flood was Furniture

After its door to door assessment of eastern New Providence, the team from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) found that the majority of loss as a result of last week’s flood was that of furniture. First Assistant Secretary for NEMA Crystal Glinton, immediately after the assessment in the St. Anne’s and Yamacraw areas ended […]

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Human Dignity Matters

Human rights do matter; and so does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Clearly, then, the right to life should be considered and described as the world’s number one right thing owed by every human person; regardless of gender, age, social condition, faith, creed, race or disability. This is why – and here closer to […]

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Homeowner Outraged Over Damage From Oil During Storm

A Monastery Park resident expressed outrage over the damage sustained to her property from oil that seeped into her yard during last week’s severe thunderstorm and subsequent flooding. Deborah Knowles’s home is located on Pelican Crescent in Monastery Park. Mrs. Knowles said she woke up Wednesday morning to find that the oil that she believes […]

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Fire Diverts Cruise Ship to Bahamas

A fire that broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean ship Monday did enough damage that the rest of the cruise was canceled and company said the more than 2,200 passengers aboard will be flown from the Bahamas back to Baltimore. The fire that on the Grandeur of the Seas began at 2:50 a.m. Monday was […]

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