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September 30, 2011
'Biggie' Colebrook rides to victory

The New Providence Cycling Association (NPCA) held its mid-week cycling clash at the National Cycling Track, at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, on Wednesday.
The main event, termed 'The Devil Take Behind', where each lap the last cyclist to cross the start/finish line was eliminated until only three are remaining, proved to be the featured attraction. The final three cyclists in that race would then execute a sprint for the top prize. As it turned out, Anthony 'Biggie' Colebrook out-sprinted newcomer Clarence Rolle, Peetron Lighbtourne and Justin Minns, carrying home $50 in cash as the top prize.
Also on Wednesday, the Mackey family, Kirk, Ron and Susan, prevailed in the family division. Next week, the association will stage another event, promoting health and fitness. Also, the Tour de New Providence is set for October 29 and 30, 2011.
 
RESULTS
Open Race (10 laps)
1st - Anthony Colebrook - Generali Warriors (5:48)
2nd - Peetron Lighbtourne - Generali Warriors (5:58)
3rd - Clarence Rolle - Carmichael Road (6:07)
4th - Justin Minns - Generali Warriors (6:08)
5th - Timothy Sturrup - Warlords (6:10)
 
Open Female (10 laps)
1st - Antinece Simmons - Generali Warriors (6:09)
2nd - Abagail Minns - Generali Warriors (6:13)
 
Junior Girls - Under 14 yrs. (five laps)
1st - Dakota Minns - Bain Town (6:16)
2nd - Tatyana Musgrove - Generali Warriors (6:20)
3rd - Audericka Colebrook - (6:22)
 
Junior Boys - Under 14 yrs. (five laps)
1st - Cecil Williams - Generali Warriors (5:49)
2nd - Felix Neely - Generali Warriors (5:50)
3rd - Jason Rolle - (6:00)
 
Junior Boys/Pee Wee - Under 12 yrs. (four laps)
1st - Auderick Colebrook - Black Village (6:02)
2nd - Leonard Ferguson - Yellow Elder (6:09)
3rd - B.J. Musgrove - Generali Warriors (6:36)

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November 18, 2014
Doctors Hospital employee shot dead

A man was shot dead in front of his home off Cowpen Road last night, according to police.
While details were limited, police said the man, who is believed to be in his late 40s, was standing in front of his home shortly after 7 p.m.
Eyewitness accounts revealed that a vehicle pulled up alongside the home before its occupants fired several shots.
The victim was shot multiple times, police said.
He died at the scene.
According to police, the victim was an employee at Doctors Hospital. A hospital official was at the crime scene last night, according to police.
This latest killing pushed the murder count for the year to 104.
The country recorded its 103rd murder less than 24 hours before that incident.
A woman was stabbed to death in her home off East Street South by a man who was believed to be her boyfriend, police said.
Reports are that police got a call around 8:10 p.m. that a woman was lying dead in a pool of blood in a house on Alfred Way off Winder's Terrace.
Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander said police found the woman, 19, on the floor in her bedroom with several stab wounds.
"We believe it is domestic, but we are still following that line to confirm," Fernander said at the scene.
"As a result of the information from the scene, officers went to Carmichael Road where they arrested a young man in his early 30s, believed to be the boyfriend of the victim."
The Nassau Guardian understands that the victim, who was a Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute cosmetology graduate, would have celebrated her 20th birthday yesterday.

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August 16, 2011
BENCHMARK HITS BLACK FOR FIRST TIME IN 11 QUARTERS

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

BENCHMARK (Bahamas) has recorded its first -albeit modest - net profit for 11 quarters, its chief executive and president telling Tribune Business that the firm's 70 per cent occupied Carmichael Road Commercial Centre will act as a development "landmark" in that area.

Acknowledging that the short-term outlook was possibly "less rosy" than it appeared at the 2011 second quarter end, due to the subsequent global stock market volatility, Julian Brown said the $13,650 net income performance showed the BISX-listed investment firm's business model and investing strategy remained sound.

Arguing that Benchmark (Bahamas) stock was ...

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September 15, 2011
Margaret Ellen Thurston, 49

Funeral Service for Margaret Ellen Thurston, 49, of Belshore Street off Carmichael Road, formerly of Cartwright’s Long Island, will be held on Sunday September 18th, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at Abundant Life Bible Church, Abundant Life Road. Officiating will be Senior Pastor Emeritus F. Edward Allen and Co-Senior Pastor Gil Maycock assisted by Co-Senior Pastor Cranston Knowles and Associate Pastor David Cartwright. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband: Carl Thurston; her two sons: Carlton Gerard and Ian Justin Thurston; her father: Emery L. Cartwright; five brothers: Lewis, Philip, Andre (“Doc”), Henry and E ...

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September 05, 2011
Man chopped, stabbed by group in serious condition

A man who was chopped and stabbed about the body on Friday is in serious condition in hospital, according to police.
Preliminary reports indicate that the victim, a resident of Brown's Alley off Kemp Road, was on Bonaby Alley off Kemp Road around 7 p.m. when he was attacked and subsequently stabbed multiple times by a group of men armed with cutlasses and knives.
A total of five men carried out the Friday night attack, police said.
The 20-year-old male victim was taken to hospital in a private vehicle.
Police are requesting the public's help in locating the men responsible for the violent incident.
"Police are investigating and are appealing to members of the public who may have any information regarding this incident to contact police at 911, 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991, 502-9910 or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS," Police Liaison Officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings said.
In other crime news, officers of Rapid Strike made a firearm arrest on Saturday morning.
Up to yesterday police had taken 311 guns off the streets.
In this latest incident, police said a 35-year-old male of Carmichael Road was taken into custody around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday after police witnessed him stashing a shotgun.
According to police reports, officers were on routine patrol on Carmichael Road east of Gladstone Road when they observed the suspect throw an object into nearby bushes.
Police said the officers conducted a search of the bushes where the object was thrown and recovered the shotgun and a quantity of ammunition.
Police also recovered a large amount of ammunition in an unrelated incident.
This time it was officers of the Central Intelligence Bureau (CIB) who uncovered the ammunition.
The discovery was made shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday at Brown's Alley off Kemp Road, inside an abandoned vehicle.
The officers were acting on information.
No one was taken into custody but active police investigations continue.
Meantime, officers of Rapid Strike also made a drug arrest over the weekend.
Police said a 28-year-old man was arrested after officers searched him and recovered a quantity of suspected marijuana.
Police made the arrest around 9:25 p.m. on Friday at the Farmer's Market, Baillou Hill Road south.

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September 04, 2011
Irene fails to dent school return sales

By NATARIO McKENZIE

Tribune Business Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIAN retailers said the impact of Hurricane Irene failed to slow down the traditional Back-To-School rush leading up to the opening of the new school year.

Back to School sales are traditionally the second busiest period of the year for retailers behind the Christmas season. Charmaine Daley, manager of John's Department Store on Carmichael Road, told Tribune Business that commerce had not slowed down due to the hurricane at all.

"The Friday after the hurricane we came back to work, and we still had the same amount of customers we always had. Business was still the same. We're still busy. I think we & ...

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April 03, 2012
Ruling today in North Andros voter hearings

North Andros Administrator Huntley Christie is scheduled to hand down a ruling today on whether certain people are illegally registered to vote in North Andros.
Originally, 30 people were being challenged, but Christie later revealed that the list of challenged voters was cut to 17.
Parliamentary Commissioner Erroll Bethel told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that a second hearing relating to another 10 challenged voters could take place as early as this week.
Bethel said notices were recently sent to those people advising them that their eligibility to vote in the constituency is being challenged.
He said a firm date will be set as soon as the current hearing winds up.
"We're trying to get over this one and then start that one between this week and early next week," Bethel said.
Yesterday, Christie heard final submissions by lawyers in the case.
Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader Philip 'Brave' Davis represented several of the voters who were challenged while former Ambassador to China Elma Campbell argued on behalf of the residents who filed the complaint.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said yesterday his administration simply wants a clean election and is not concerned about the outcome of the hearing.
"We have no concern or special interest in what is taking place in North Andros or any place else," Ingraham told reporters after touring the construction site of the Princess Margaret Hospital's new Critical Care Block.
"We just want people to be registered and to vote in the constituency which they live. It doesn't matter whether they are PLPs, FNMs or any other kind of thing.
"The exercise down in North Andros is merely demonstrative of what we are seeking to do because it is not possible to challenge all who have registered in areas likes North Andros who do not live in North Andros.
"Whatever the result is [it is] fine with [us]. We would have done our best to ensure we have a clean voter's register. . . It is important for The Bahamas to conduct clean, fair, honest, transparent elections."
Allegations of voter fraud were first raised by the FNM's North Andros candidate Desmond Bannister, who is the current MP for Carmichael.
Bannister alleged that people were flown into North Andros from New Providence and Grand Bahama to be registered.
Davis initially called the claims vexatious and an affront to members of the North Andros community.
However, in late March, he told The Nassau Guardian that he was considering submitting his own list of questionable North Andros voters to the parliamentary commissioner.
The law states that any three people who are registered as voters in a constituency can object to the name of any other person on the voter's register for that constituency by delivering to the revising officer a notice of objection.
Upon receiving the notice which discloses why the name of that other person should be removed from that part of the register, the revising officer shall as soon as practicable fix a day for hearing the objection, which shall be a day not later than 14 days after the day on which he received notice of objection.

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February 23, 2012
Philip Andrew Pro Ingraham, 55

Funeral Services for Philip Andrew "Pro" Ingraham, 55, of Seabreeze Estates will be held on Saturday 25th ,10:00 a.m. at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Rd. Bishop Ros Davis, assisted by Pastor Alan Strachan Pastor Trent Davis and Pastor Sheila Smith will officiate. Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, J.F.K Drive.

LEFT TO MOURN are his: Six (6) Children: Tamika, Philip Jr. Frisco (pre-deceased), and Delvano Ingraham, Philip and Tamara Penn; Two (2) Grandchildren: Kayden Sweeting and Delron Ingraham; Two (2) Brothers: Ronald and Tony Ingraham; Five (5) Sisters: Geneva Johnson, Adrian Grant, Michelle Darling-Butler, Sharon Ingraham, and Gloria Major; Tw ...

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January 27, 2012
Public bus system overhaul is long overdue

Dear Editor,
 
My use of the public transport bus system dates back to the mid-1980s.  I was a frequent user of the bus system and I used the bus to catch rides from school to home, to track practices, to basketball games and even to Junkanoo.  The bus system was a much needed service back then and it probably is even more important now because many Bahamians rely on this service to get to their jobs daily. Students use the bus to get to school and senior citizens use the bus to pick up their National Insurance checks and to visit the hospital.
Loud reggae and rap music, reckless driving and conversation that involve cursing and illicit talk were the norm in 1985.  I can sadly say that 27 years later much of what happened in the past remains the same.  In fact, because of the increased number of bus franchises now competing for that almighty dollar and a quarter, drivers take more risks to try to get to potential customers first.
I left Nassau to attend college in the early 1990s.  Can you imagine my surprise when I caught my first bus ride?  There was a schedule of the bus times on the bus stop.  You paid when you entered and the driver waited for you to sit down before he drove off.  There was no change to receive.  If a ride costs 50 cents and you paid one dollar, you knew to get your transfer and sit down.  Additionally, there was no loud music on the bus.  If my memory serves me correctly, the radio was never played on the bus.
Andrew "Dud" Maynard appeared on the Sawyer Report sometime last year and he disclosed that a scheduled bus system in New Providence was discussed from the early 1970s.  It is now 2012.
There have been several related deaths due to reckless driving by bus drivers and many other serious traffic accidents have occurred leaving passengers injured.  Daily, bus drivers can be seen running the red light, making detours through gas stations, side corners, pulling off before a passenger is seated and driving across sidewalks.
I had the misfortune of catching a bus when there were three busses competing for potential customers.  This is when drivers are at their worst.  Pulling across the middle of the road when a bus stop is requested, driving at over 50 miles per hour in short bursts and pulling off before a passenger exits the bus are common place.  The safety of the passenger is never considered.
There are even bus drivers engaging in illegal 'tour bus' activities, where they bus students to sports events and other social gatherings.  This is illegal and a blatant disregard for the law.  Suppose an accident occurred during one of these illegal tours?  I wonder who would cover the students' medical costs.  An innocent observer must wonder if these acts are pre-requisites for obtaining a public service license.
There are a few bus drivers out there who are conforming to the traffic laws of The Bahamas, but we need more of them.  Busses with loud music and dark tints have contributed to the creation of a subculture among students.  On the 16A route, I have seen students wait for specific busses with tainted windows that play loud reggae music.  Some of them would rather be late for school and take a round trip on a particular bus than to just simply catch a bus that will take them to school on time.
We have taken a Band-Aid approach to solving this problem.  The police at times do ticket bus drivers for breaking traffic laws, but we must address this problem from a holistic point of view.  I have listed several recommendations below:
1. Implement a scheduled bus system as soon as possible.  I am sure the Ministry of Transport can locate past government studies that are locked up somewhere in storage.
2. Allow the franchise operators six months to one year to organize themselves through partnerships.  I would encourage the government to issue licenses for specific routes, for example the 16A route that travels on Carmichael Road.
3. Put all drivers on a weekly salary once the new system is implemented.
4. Review scheduled bus times yearly or as needed as per traffic flow.
5. Control the content on what is played on all busses and the volume.  I personally believe that all output devices should be kept off.  This needs to be implemented today.
6. Give powers to a governing body that regulates the public transport bus system and who will hear and resolve complaints by passengers, drivers and franchise holders.
7. Ensure that all busses to be used meet a minimum standard of operability and institute impromptu equipment checks involving seats, brakes, shocks, etc.  Additionally, safety records need to be kept for the life of the vehicle.  Huge fines and penalties should be given to operators whose busses are not deemed as safe and who break imposed regulations.
Are we going to wait for another student to be killed or seriously hurt and then say sorry to a parent?   The bus system is very crucial to the economy of The Bahamas, specifically New Providence, and it needs to be fixed immediately.
 
- Dehavilland Moss

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December 12, 2012
Scotiabank to open 1.3M Carmichael Road branch

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited plans to launch its Carmichael Road branch by next monday, part of a $8.2 million capital project expenditure for 2012.
The 4,100-square-foot bank, nestled in one of the capital's fastest-growing communities, will be consistent with the look and style of the Cable Beach branch. While an official grand opening is expected in January, Scotiabank (Bahamas) has scheduled the "soft launch" for this coming Monday.
Kevin Teslyk, managing director at Scotiabank (Bahamas), said that $1.3 million was invested into the new facility and it created 10 new jobs.
"It is very clear to me that it's a location we need to have, as the fastest-growing residential community. Clearly it is a place we want to be," he said yesterday.
The branch features extended banking hours and three new automated banking machines.
This level of capital expenditure should continue into 2013, according to the managing director. He envisioned a similar budget for next year and even further expansion to the bank's network.
The institution is considering another location in eastern New Providence, although executives have decided to wait for the right location.
In 2012, Scotiabank (Bahamas) invested considerably in large-scale real estate projects, such as foundational work on buildings beside Rawson Square. Investment in upgrades to existing infrastructure and signage is expected to continue into 2013.
Looking at 2012 from a bottom-line perspective, Teslyk told Guardian Business that commercial banking and wealth management should drive growth going forward. Other segments, such as retail banking, should remain "relatively flat". Scotiabank (Bahamas) expects a year-on-year improvement for 2012, which is mostly the result of high provisions in 2011 against the residential mortgage portfolio. Provisions decreased this year, but are still trending higher than prior to the financial crisis.
The global wealth management division has really been the hero for the financial institution. This segment, only in its third year of existence in the Bahamian market, saw an increase of around 20 percent year-on-year.
"We can sustain that or better, hitting perhaps north of 20 percent next year," he explained.
The bank is investing in new talent for this division and going after attractive clients. Teslyk noted that offshore banking is still "critically important", whether it be financing for a second home, or helping a client start an international business.
Part of the bank's strategy is to hold the line before what is believed to be a possible change in fortune by early 2015, coinciding with the opening of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort.
"The bulk of jobs will come online then and that will impact the general economy. It should be pretty significant. Getting there will be the next challenge," according to the managing director.
Another particular area of focus in 2013 is the "rebirth" of its Internet platform. While a new website should come online this week, the bank hopes to leverage the new platform go to after new business. The new look and feel is designed to perform differently depending on the device being used, adapting to tablets, smartphones or standard computers.
Further announcements are expected in 2013 on new programs for its commercial division as it relates to the Internet platform.
Bank of The Bahamas (BOB), for example, recently started an e-commerce program. Whether Scotiabank has similar ideas for The Bahamas remains to be seen.

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February 10, 2012
Mildred Christina Knowles, 65

Funeral service for Evangelist Mildred Christina Knowles, 65 yrs., a resident of Unison Road off Carmichael Road, who died on 29th January, 2012, will be held at Cousin McPhee Cathedral, Carmichael Road, on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Dr. Ranford Patterson. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
Precious memories will be cherished in the hearts of her loving and wonderful husband: Everette Knowles; 4 sons: Rodwell, Johnathan, Everete Jr. and Leafred Knowles (deceased); 2 stepsons: Jeffery and Carlton Knowles; 5 daughters: Debra, Merciann and Ginger Knowles, Norma Bethel, Gaynell Sands; 1 step daughter: Oraley Smith; grandchildren: Larry, Rodman, Lakeshia, Shawniniqua, Arqualla, Pricilla, Rodwell Jr, Theo, Dancia, Jacara Knowles, Shrelle, Rochelle, Troy Jr. McDonald, Pamela, Chardeeka, Dwaniqueka, Dominqua Bethel, Angela, Angel Brown, Travis, Corey, Rashad Higgs, Anishka, Daraneshia Williams, Neil Jr., Antonio & Gaynell Enda Sands; 1 daughter-in-law: Denise Knowles; 3 sons-in-law: Neil Sands Sr., Dwayne Bethel and Shadrac Chalton; 5 sisters: Olivia Mackey of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Dora Saunders, Monalida Demeritte, Clothilda Saunders, Elizabeth Slack; 5 sisters-in-law: Ulrica Coleby, Gloretta Duncombe, Ivy, Gertrude and Geneva Knowles; 7 brothers-in-law; Charles, Hector, Christopher, Nevelle and Arnold Knowles of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Steven Slack, Leon Brown; great grand children: Shaquel, Amaya, Craig Jr., Hannah, Kaylin, Adrian, Jason, Randy, Mia; nieces: Arlene of Miami, Fl., Dona of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Diana Smith, Rosie Moxey, Mayala, Alama, Kim, Evelyn Neely, Michelle Green, Natasha of Miami, Fl., Malissa Burnside; nephews: Kevin, Michael, Ricardo Jr, Rynam, Charles Knowles, Al Coleby, Patrick Kemp, Ted and David Mackey of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Trevor, Erick Curry, Deon Poitier, Basil, Bryan, Kelston Brown, Christopher Barnet, Lambert Cartwright, Craig, Hew and Desmond Duncombe; numerous grand nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends including: Patrick Moss of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Frederick Saunders, Mary, Sherryann, Hannah, Latiesha and Gertrude Rolle, Patrice Henry, Pastor Henry Smith and family, Rev. Franklyn Burrows, Laura Taylor and family, Enda Sands and family, Pat Roberts and family, cole Henry, Mona, Catherine and Charles McPhee, Sister Lewis, Mother Edgecombe, Ms. Russell and family, Pastor Minus and family of Five Porches Church, Ruth and George Bethel and family, Craig Maycock and family, Leslie, Mrs. King and famliy, Sheila, Dr. Marley, Dr. Strachan, Sen. Michael Halkitas, Hon. Charles Maynard and family, Rosey, Shirley, Elcena, Marlene, June, Kevin, Charles McDonald & family, staff of Super Value #9, Esther Smith, Louise Clarke and family, Vanessa, Welhia, Shonel, Garvie, Charles Jr., the Jolly family, doctors and nurses of Princess Margaret Hospital, the Fox Hill, Unison and Cowpen Road communities.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday from 9-1:00 p.m. & at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time.

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February 14, 2012
FATCA more trouble than it's worth, accountant warns

The financial services industry could soon receive a major blow once the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is fully implemented come next year.
Chartered accountant and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidate for the Carmichael constituency, Theofanis Cochinamogulos, revealed to Guardian Business the biggest challenge for The Bahamas is going to be having the necessary technology and administrative measures in place.
"It's already embedded in local legislation. However, there is going to be a cost in time and effort in order to meet the United States requirements," he said.
Already, Cochinamogulos said the county has the potential to receive quite a significant backlash.
"With the clients that I have spoken to, they have decided not to do business with U.S. citizens because they are finding the requirements to be onerous. In some cases, they are participating as tax collectors on behalf of the U.S. government," according to Cochinamogulos.
Cochinamogulos noted that all institutions will have to comply with American law, which will undoubtedly impact costs operationally.
He shared that this piece of legislation does not only affect Americans but non-Americans as well.
"All institutions around the world will have to comply with U.S. law," he said.
"Even non-U.S. account holders can be hit with withholding tax if [they are] holding U.S. accounts [and] if information is not available. The cost of implementation is likely to exceed tax benefits."
He shared with Guardian Business how this legislation will negatively impact the Bahamian economy.
"It definitely will where individuals are holding accounts and they don't provide sufficient information," Cochinamogulos noted.
"In those cases, they are required to withhold funds from foreign entities that are account holders failing to provide sufficient information about entities of [their] substantial U.S. owners. In those cases you are required to withhold those funds."
Cochinamogulos said the country's financial institutions must now provide the necessary information to its clients and leave the decision to the individual account holders and institutions themselves.
"It will force financial institutions to pay directly to IRS funds related to U.S. citizens where the source of funds are unknown and also where their identity is uncertain as far as institutions are concerned," he shared.
"You are required to withhold 30 percent of payment for U.S. sourced income as well as the gross proceeds from sales securities that generates U.S.-sourced income directly to the IRS."
He further pointed out that FATCA is a work in progress with uncertainty about how it will be implemented.
The deadline to meet that agreement with the U.S. is June 30, 2013.

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February 22, 2012
Man dies in hospital following head-on collision

Police yesterday said a head-on collision on Monday night involving a motorcycle and a sedan left a man in his mid-30s dead.
According to police reports, the driver of a white 2000 Nissan Sentra traveling south along Iguana Way, collided with a motorcyclist traveling in the opposite direction shortly before 5 p.m.
The operator of the motorbike received severe injuries and was take to hospital via a private vehicle.  However, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said.
The victim was identified by police last night as Delsworth James-Curry, 31, a resident of Wingate Drive off Carmichael Road.
Police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings told The Nassau Guardian it was not yet clear who was at fault for the accident.
 
 
 

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February 21, 2012
WANTED: Prison Escapee - Frederick Neely

Nassau, Bahamas - 

Police are requesting your assistance in locating 29 year old FREDERICK GREEN aka FREDERICK NEELY of CARMICHAEL ROAD.

Fredrick is described as having dark brown complexion, medium build and stands at 5'11" tall.

Police want to question this suspect reference to ESCAPING LAWFUL CUSTODY.

According to police reports around...

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March 01, 2012
Assistant Superintendent of Police Edger Bain, 49

Full Military Service for the late Assistant Superintendent of Police Edger Bain, 49, of #10 Bink Hill Road Freeport Grand Bahama and formerly of Nassau, New Providence will be held on Friday March 2, 2012 at 10:00am at the Bahamas Christian Fellowship, Carmichael Road Officiating will be Apostle Paul Butler. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy and Gladstone Road.

Left to cherish fond memories are his: Wife: Paulette Bain; Children: Monalisa, Moses and Joshua; Step children: CJ, Arianne and Ra-Chea; Brothers: Preston and Kirklyn Bain; Sisters-in-law: Sandra and Christina Bain; Grandson: Tayvion Tucker; Uncles: Wilfred and ...

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August 24, 2011
2011 List of emergency shelters

WESTERN DISTRICT (NEW PROVIDENCE)

Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled
Dolphin Drive  (242)322-2393/328-1020
 
Church of God of Prophecy Gambier
Gambier Village  (242) 322-3097/322-3241
 
Hillview Seventh day Adventist Church
Tonique Williams-Darling Drive  (242) 361-8683
 
Mount Moriah Baptist Church
Farrington Road (242) 323-1747
 
New Providence Community Centre
Blake Road (242) 327-1660
 
Workers House
Tonique Williams-Darling Drive
  
CENTRAL DISTRICT (NEW PROVIDENCE)
 
Calvary Bible Church
Collins Avenue (242) 326-0800
 
Church of God of Prophecy
East & Lifebouy Streets  (242) 322-8376
 
Church of God of Prophecy Augusta & Patton Streets
 
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church
St Charles Vincent Street (242) 322-8161
 
Salvation Army
Meadow and West Streets (242) 323-5608
 
St. Barnabas Anglican Church
Blue Hill and Wulff Roads  (242) 323-5995
 
St. John's Baptist Cathedral Educational Building
Augusta & South Streets
 
 
EASTERN DISTRICT (NEW PROVIDENCE)

Church of God Auditorium
Joe Farrington Road
 
Epworth Hall at Shirley Street
St. James Road (242) 393-7398
 
Epiphany Anglican Church
Prince Charles Drive  242-364-2884 / 242-324-7639
 
Holy Cross Anglican Church
Soldier Road  (242) 393-2428
 
Kemp Road Union Baptist Church
Kemp Road (242) 393-5932
 
Pilgrim Baptist Church
St. James Road  (242) 393-3644
 
Salvation Army
Mackey Street
(242) 393-2340
(242) 393-2745
(242) 393-2100
 
St. Mary's Hall, St. Augustine
Bernard Road, Fox Hill  (242) 324-1511
 
 
SOUTHERN DISTRICT (NEW PROVIDENCE)

Agape Full Gospel Baptist Church
Kennedy Subdivision (242) 328-6937
 
Golden Gates Assembly
Carmichael Road  (242) 361-3347
 
Goodnews Seventh-day Adventist Church
Flamingo Gardens
 
New Bethlehem Baptist Church
Independence Drive  (242) 341-8432
 
Southwest Cathedral Church of God
Carmichael Road  (242) 341-2601

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March 12, 2012
Remarks by Philip Brave Davis at the Carmichael Branch Launch

Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks by Philip Brave Davis at the Carmichael Branch Launch on March 12th, 2012.

To the valiant and strong son of Cat Island - Danny Johnson!

 

Ohhhh Danny Boy - look what you did to that man who has no respect for persons who are his senior.

 

Desmond "Abandoned" Bannister left the people of this community like the mother who left her baby on the doorstep.

 

He saw you coming, and the rest is now history....

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March 09, 2012
Security camera footage of murder played during trial

The widow of murdered businessman Keith Carey left the courtroom before a jury watched his final moments on security camera footage yesterday.
Jamal Glinton, nicknamed Bumper, is accused of fatally shooting Carey on the steps of the Bank of The Bahamas on Tonique Williams Darling Highway on February 27, 2006.
Sergeant 1492 Dale Strachan played the videotape, which was downloaded from the bank's security system.
Carey, who operated the Esso Service Station on Faith Avenue and Carmichael Road, was about to make a $40,000 deposit when a gunman shot him twice before grabbing the deposit bag and getting into a white car. The robbery took place in less than a minute.
The gunman's face was obscured in the footage.
Strachan said that the bank's security director Gamal Newry allowed him access to the surveillance camera network from which he burned a DVD of the footage.
The trial continues before Supreme Court Roy Jones.
This is Glinton's third trial on the murder charge. He is free on bail.
Craig Butler represents Glinton and Darnell Dorsette and Maria Zancolla are the prosecutors.

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March 16, 2012
DNA North Andros candidate supports push for clean register

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) candidate for North Andros and the Berry Islands Randy Butler said he will be in North Andros today attending the hearing into allegations of voter fraud in the constituency, and fully supports there being a clean register.
"If there are mistakes I think [this] would be a good opportunity to fix them," said Butler.
"If there are people that are intentionally doing something, I think they should feel the brunt of the law."
Butler, the CEO of SkyBahamas, spoke to The Nassau Guardian yesterday via telephone while he was campaigning in the Berry Islands.
Claims of voter fraud emerged two weeks ago when Free National Movement (FNM) MP for Carmichael and candidate for North Andros and the Berry Islands, Desmond Bannister, said he had a list of 36 names of registered voters in the constituency who were flown in by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) operatives.
"These persons have taken an oath and have been registered to vote in the North Andros and the Berry Islands constituency," said Bannister at a press conference recently.
"This is an act of deception that can lead to prosecution, and it is an act that we will expose in the interest of protecting our vibrant Bahamian democracy."
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Perry Christie has strongly rejected the assertion that PLP operatives are facilitating illegal registration of voters.
Butler said as a newcomer to politics he can only advocate for a clean register.
"I believe it's the parliamentary commissioner's job to make sure of that," said Butler.
"If there is any concern that the candidate or the people have, I think they have the right to report it.
"We'll see how it goes and that's what I like about this democratic society."
Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel revealed on Wednesday that 30 people will have their eligibility to vote in the constituency challenged today at a public hearing.
PLP Deputy Leader Philip Brave Davis said his party will be representing three of the registered voters in question.
Davis speculated to The Nassau Guardian on Wednesday that if some people who registered in the area are not eligible, they may have been confused by recent amendments to the Parliamentary Elections Act -- specifically the changes to the definition of what it means to be ordinarily resident -- and did not deliberately try to defraud the election process.
Bannister claimed, however, that once the initial hearings have taken place, he will present another list of names to the parliamentary commissioner.

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March 21, 2012
(Video) Remarks at Carmichael Office Opening by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, FNM Party
Leader at the Constituency Headquarters Opening, Carmichael on March
20th, 2012:

Colour Red is surging across the country! On Saturday FNMs came by the
thousands to support Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe and the other members of
our Dynamic Five in Grand Bahama.  We are going to sweep all five Grand
Bahama and Bimini seats.

On Thursday night Colour Red will be in Yamacraw with Dion Foulkes.  The
little crowd Melanie Griffin had at her headquarters opening will look
like a drop in the ocean compared to the sea of red that's coming to
Yamacraw this Thursday...

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