Archive | September, 2013

Strong Winds

Strong winds blew down a tree yesterday afternoon, blocking the entire right lane of Bay and Frederick Streets. Police and road crews responded quickly. The incident occurred without structural damage or physical harm. (Photo: Lamond Johnson)

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Tipsters Helping DEU Find Drugs

Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Chief Superintendent Samuel Butler says tipsters and police intelligence combined are helping his unit seize illegal drugs. Just Tuesday, a 23-year-old man of The Bight, Moore’s Island was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs. While on Moore’s Island a team of officers searched a home and found 30 marijuana plants ranging […]

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RBC Offers Free Breast Cancer Genetic Testing For Employees

Sixty employees of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) recently benefitted from onsite, free breast cancer genetic testing. The initiative was a joint partnership between RBC and the Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative Foundation (BBCIF). The genetic testing was carried out onsite at Royal Bank House, with additional support and advice made available to employees. The initiative […]

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“Oil Chief’s Comments Troubling”–FNM Deputy Demands Answers

Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner says she’s “troubled” by Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) CEO Simon Potter’s recent comments that the financial terms his company “tied down with the Bahamas Government are second to none.” She is now questioning what those financial terms are and is calling on the government to respond to […]

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Mitchell Hopes Inquiry Shames Detractors

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Fred Mitchell said he hopes the outcome of the Cuban abuse inquiry brings “shame to all detractors inside and outside of The Bahamas.” National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage said Tuesday that Royal Bahamas Defence Force officials have informed that they have finally completed their investigations into those widespread […]

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Gov’t Seeks Stakeholders’ Input On New Fisheries Act

The Christie administration plans to bring new legislation to parliament that will address how the local fisheries industry is governed. Government officials are now seeking feedback from industry stakeholders, many of whom took part in a National Validation Workshop at the British Colonial Hilton yesterday. The draft Fisheries Act is a framework law that makes […]

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Tourism

Bahamas To Host 2014 SIDS Conference

The Bahamas has just won a bid to host a major tourism conference for the Americas early next year. Tourism officials made the announcement yesterday that the 2014 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference for the Americas will be held in New Providence next February. This successful bid was just one of the accomplishments officials […]

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Urban Renewal Joins Forces With Support Group

A new partnership between the Urban Renewal Programme and a local crime counselling support group is the newest effort by police to assist with cushioning the blow of crime in the country. On Wednesday, Urban Renewal announced its partnership with The Family: People Helping People, whose goal is to assist police with counseling efforts for […]

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Save The Bays Urges Release of Genting Group’s EIA

After a thorough tour of marine habitats in Bimini to observe the results of ongoing development, rapidly-growing environmental movement Save The Bays is strongly urging the government and Genting Group to make public the findings of the hotel and casino developer’s environmental impact assessment (EIA). The request comes days after executives of the Bahamas National […]

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Rotary South-East, Service Above Self

Strengthening the community one project at a time could very well be the mandate of the Rotary Club of South-East Nassau (RCSEN) and its youth arm, the Rotaract Club of South-East Nassau Centennial (RSENC). For the most part, the clubs’ good works have gone underreported whether it was feeding residents at the All Saints Camp, […]

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