Archive | May, 2014

Two Thumbs Up For Historical IAAF World Event

Two Thumbs Up For Historical IAAF World Event

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. Daniel Johnson has hailed the historic IAAF World Relays held in the capital over the weekend “a huge success.” On Saturday and Sunday The Bahamas hosted the world at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium as nearly 1,000 athletes from around the world ran for their lives in front […]

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Two Bahamian Boat Captains Arrested in Immigration Round Up

Two Bahamian boat captains were arrested on Friday when authorities intercepted a boat carrying 53 illegal immigrants last week. The U.S. Coast Guard along with officers from Harbour Patrol spotted a 44-foot vessel just off the Great Isaac Bank with 52 Haitians and one Jamaican on board. Two Bahamian males, are believed to have captained […]

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Police Operation “A Success” At World Relays

Police have dubbed their ”mammoth” operation put in place for the 2014 IAAF World Relays held at the Thomas A. Robinson Sports Stadium over the weekend “a great success.” According to Director of the National Crime Prevention Office Police Superintendent Stephen Dean, the success of the relatively incident free event could be attributed to the […]

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Fallen Armed Services Members Honoured–Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Fallen Armed Services Members Honoured–Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Yesterday representatives from the United States Embassy, Bahamian counterparts in law enforcement and other government officials came together in solemn tribute at the site of the Memorial to Patrol Squad 23 to honour the memory of the 10 United States crew members who lost their lives during a fateful training mission off the coast of […]

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Another Murder Recorded –GB Man Gunned Down

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that left a man dead late Sunday marking that island’s eighth murder for the year. Reports are that shortly before midnight, police received information that a male was shot multiple times about the body while at a sports bar located on East Atlantic Drive. Officers responded […]

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Five Remanded On Drug Charges

Five Remanded On Drug Charges

A man was arraigned in a magistrate’s court on Monday in connection with the recent $350,000 West Bay Street drug bust. Shawn Robins, 26 of Trinity Lane, Stapledon Gardens and Sandy Point Abaco was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court facing one count of possession of dangerous drugs, namely Indian Hemp. Robins was one of five […]

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Fire Destroys Home in Shanty Town

Officials are investigating what may have caused a fire to destroy a three bedroom home in a shanty town through Montgomery Avenue on Monday. Officials were notified shortly before 8:00 a.m. and met the single story wooden structure engulfed in flames. According to the Director of Fire Services for the Royal Bahamas Police Force Superintendent […]

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American Woman Killed In Boating Accident

An American woman died following an apparent boating accident on the island of Bimini Sunday, police have reported. According to police, the 26-year-old was on board a boat that left south Bimini with a number of passengers. However, the vessel collided into Turtle Rock, off south Bimini. Police were alerted shortly after 10:00 p.m., Sunday […]

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Cash Casts Doubt On Upcoming Budget

With only days to go until the government presents its 2014-2015 Budget, Free National Movement Chairman Darron Cash yesterday the Bahamian people have little reason for optimism that the prime minister will present a balanced approach to the country’s fiscal priorities. “For the last 12 to 18 months Ministry of Finance officials have been going […]

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Urban Renewal Cleanup

After conducting its community clean up and outreach initiative in the areas of Bain Town, Kemp Road and Englerston over the last few weeks, on Friday the Urban Renewal 2.0 along with the love97’s ‘Operation Love Your Country’ took the initiative to the community of Mason’s Addition. During Love97’s ‘Issues of The Day’ live broadcast […]

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