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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 ...
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.
By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
FAMILY members of tragic road accident victim Peter Knowles are appealing to the public for help in the upcoming coroner's inquest.
Mr Knowles was riding a scooter when he collided with a dumptruck at the junction of Prospect Ridge and John F Kennedy Drive in March last year. His body was unrecognisable due to the extent of the injuries.
But as Mr Knowles' family prepare for the inquest, they feel a member of the public may hold vital clues as to what exactly happened on that fatal day.
Mr Knowles' brother, Angelo, said: "I want a witness who saw the accident from the front view. The police have a wit ...