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Tourists and Bahamians looked on in horror as a police officer allegedly beat a woman before hauling her off to jail yesterday in the area just behind the downtown straw market.
Eyewitnesses told The Nassau Guardian that the woman - identified by family members as Edena Farah - was conducting a segway tour when she was stopped by an off-duty officer and subsequently beaten for reasons that are still unknown.
“The lady (Farah) was on the scooter with about 12 tourists following her,” said woodcarver James Rolle, who reportedly watched as the situation unfolded.
“She stopped and was talking to the tourists, and the police woman, who wasn’t even in uniform, ...
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
THE country's biggest tournament, featuring teams from the primary to the high school level, is scheduled for December 9-17 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
The 27th version of the Father Marcian Peters Basketball Classic, organised by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, is all set for teams in the private, public schools and Family Islands.
Tournament coordinator Michael 'Scooter' Reid said the classic promises to be another exciting one. "We really want to stress to the teams to send in their entry forms as soon as possible so that we can formulate the schedule in time," said Reid, a senior sports ...
Fishermen start your engines, because with over $5,000 in prizes to be won, simply for removing a few invasive lion fish species from Bahamian waters, gassing up the boat will be more than worth it.
As the fishermen do their part, members of the public who aren't able to catch any lionfish can remain on the shore and sample delicious
lionfish offerings that will be prepared by Island Smokehouse. Topping it all off, the evening will conclude with a performance by Willis & The Illest, a conscious roots dub-style reggae band that fuses rock, hip-hop, jazz and other genres into their musical sound.
"The main objective of the lionfish tournament and tasting is to familiarize the public with the fact that lionfish is good eating," said tournament director Jenny Pinder. "One person described the taste as if a grouper and crawfish had a baby, so we're getting the public aware that it's good eating and doing our part to get rid of them, because the lionfish is destroying the marine life and Out West Hospitality Group just wants to do its part with the community to try and rid our waters of this invasive species that is causing havoc in our waters."
Fishermen can head out at the crack of dawn on Saturday, July 19 to engage in Hawaiian sling fishing (spear fishing) for the lionfish, anywhere in Bahamian waters that they want to fish, but they need to be back to the marina at Island Smokehouse at Elizabeth and Bay Street by 3 p.m. for their fish to be counted and weighed between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
"If fishermen want to, they can bring their boat to Elizabeth and Bay, or they can drive their fish catch in if they're, say, out at Lyford. But they just need to be there by 3 p.m." said Pinder.
The fisherman catching the most lionfish will take home $800, an electric scooter and $400 in gift certificates redeemable at any Out West Hospitality restaurant including Traveller's Rest, The Beach House and Island Smokehouse.
The person catching the biggest lionfish will walk away with $800 and $400 in restaurant gift certificates.
As patrons wait for the fishermen to return with their catch, they can indulge in lionfish dishes prepared by Island Smokehouse like sliders, ceviche and tacos, with all the popular Bahamian sides.
BREEF, BASRA and the Bahamas National Trust will also have a presence at the event. Demonstrations on the proper way to handle lionfish and their cleaning will also be done.
With bouncy castles to keep the children entertained, Pinder said the lionfish tournament and sampling event should amount to a fantastic day for adults and the littlest members of the family.
"It's going to be a great day by the bay, not to be missed," she said. "The general public will pay $10 dollars to sample and be educated on how to handle, clean and cook the delicious fish. Included in the cover charge, patrons will be able to enjoy scrumptious lionfish dishes, Bahamian sides, a cash bar and vote on their favorite lionfish dish."
Willis & The Illest caps off the day's activities with a performance at Island Smokehouse, starting at 9 p.m., and patrons will be in for a treat from the group fronted by lead vocalist Willis Knowles, as the band bridges the gaps of music, people and culture through their energetic performances representing love, peace, unity and positive vibes.
Fishermen have to sign up with Jenny Pinder to compete in the lionfish competition, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 427-1542.
When 18-year-old Renaldo Rolle walks the corridors of his old junior high school, teachers smile and say good morning.
Janitresses remember the days he scooted down the paths as a student. And the occasional student in uniform calls him "mister"
"He's an excellent leader," said Marvia Rolle, a teacher at L.W. Young Junior High School who taught Renaldo in the eighth grade.
"He's very, very helpful, he's efficient in whatever you ask him to do," she said.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard reminded student-athletes who competed in the 26th Annual Father Marcian Peters Basketball Tournament, yesterday, just how great they are, calling them “the best of the best in the entire Bahamas.”
Maynard’s words of inspiration rang through the Kendal G.L.?Isaacs national Gymnasium during the awards presentation for the New Providence based schools, which competed in the annual tournament held in December, 2010. Family Islands schools and athletes that won awards were the first to receive their hardware when Minister Maynard, Director of Sports Timothy Munnings and ministry official Michael ‘Scooter&rsqu ...
Bahamas Local, the online search engine often called the Google of The Bahamas, released figures today showing some 900,000 business listings are viewed monthly with a total of 17 million hits since the site was launched in 2009.
"We are really pleased to note that the popularity of BahamasLocal.com has continually grown with numbers of visitors and unique visitors increasing nearly every month," explained Jason McDowall, who spent three years building the site prior to its launch. "We thought it was amazing when we got the first million hits and we are now up to 17 million with 900,000 visits to individual businesses in the last month alone." Those listings hits, he said, spike during special times.