Archive | June, 2013

Urban Renewal Heads Into Pinewood

Urban Renewal carried out yet another walk about in the Pinewood Constituency area yesterday. Pinewood is known as a crime hot spot in New Providence. Walking with them was Member of Parliament for Pinewood, Khaalis Rolle, Co-chairs of Urban Renewal Cynthia “Mother” Pratt and Algernon Allen and a contingency of police officials. For the last […]

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Seabreeze MP Defends Bahamian Students

Unlike three weeks ago when a slapping match occurred in the House of Assembly, two more Members of Parliament (MP) had it out in the house. Seabreeze MP Hope Strachan expressed her disappointment in East Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest yesterday after he read a poem in Parliament yesterday that she felt was ‘denigrating’ to […]

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Teen Has To Wait For Bail Application

The teen who was arraigned last year for the murder of an elderly woman during Hurricane Sandy was in the Supreme Court Wednesday trying to get bail. Nineteen-year old Omar Miller appeared in the Supreme Court Wednesday morning before Justice Bernard Turner all in an attempt to get bail. Miller was arraigned for the murder […]

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RBPF Launches 20th Summer Youth Programme

The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) launched its 20th six-week summer youth programme yesterday. Police officers head the summer camp and a small portion of the Royal Bahamas Police youth band were in attendance. Public Affairs and Communications Officer Chrislyn Skippings said that the camp is focused on staying with the 2013 policing plan which […]

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Small Homes Repairs To Begin Next Month

An aggressive $10 million programme to help struggling homeowners renovate their homes is set to get started as soon as the new fiscal year rolls in on July 1 and Minister of Works and Urban Development Philip Davis said out of work contractors could also be on tap for jobs. This initiative is tasked with […]

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Excitement Grows As Independence Day Nears

Excitement is building as the country’s reaches the final stretch to the lead up for the 40th Anniversary of Independence. On Wednesday, members of the Independence Commission unveiled the latest round of activities to commemorate this milestone in the nation’s history. Co-Chair of the Commission Charles Carter announced that among the activities scheduled for this […]

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Surgeon Recalls Life Saving Efforts

Heart surgeon Dr. Duane Sands was called to the witness stand yesterday in the murder trial of Constable Jimmy Ambrose who was shot outside the Club Rock, on West Bay Street March 29th, 1999. Alleged gang leader Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs, Clinton Evans and Andrew Davis are all on their third round of trial for the […]

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Nat’l Training Agency Bill Debated

Labour Minister Shane Gibson said the National Training Agency comes at an opportune time and allows employers to become engaged in the development of the country’s human resources by partnering with the agency. Yesterday, Parliamentarians took a bill to establish the National Training Agency to the House of Assembly. The bill, which was moved by […]

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Three Arrested for Bodyguard’s Shooting -DPM Happy His Aide is Recovering

Police have arrested and are questioning three suspects in connection with the shooting of Sergeant Andrew Sweeting, bodyguard to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis. According to police reports the suspects ages 36, 23 and 18 were arrested after noon Monday. They are all believed to be residents of Nassau Village. It was just before 10:00 […]

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Residents Furious Over Garage

Residents in the area near a garage where a massive fire occurred Monday are demanding that the owner of the business take his operations elsewhere. The fire at the Strachan’s Auto Shop on Soldier Road engulfed most of the property and posed tremendous danger to nearby residences and businesses. But those who live in the […]

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