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News Article

January 19, 2013
Pedestrians need greater safety

Being a pedestrian in New Providence is not easy. Nearly 20 pedestrians lost their lives in 2012 and already New Providence has recorded its first pedestrian death (January 5). Pedestrian deaths are too common on this island.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force keeps a watchful eye on tourists and local pedestrians downtown, but elsewhere Bahamians are left on their own. Walkers, joggers and cyclists share many of our roads which barely support two passing SUVs. Even with reflective clothing and common sense, surviving seems to take a bit of luck.
Congested areas like Shirley Street have sidewalks placed ad hoc with no cohesive approach. Kemp Road and other frequently used roads with high density residential dwellings and schools need attention. Parents should not have to fear their children crossing a street next to the school.
Though the New Providence Road Improvement Project upgraded and installed much needed sidewalks, some components such as the placement of concrete islands are puzzling. The crosswalks at Baha Mar are difficult for oncoming drivers to navigate. Not only do drivers have to stop nearly in the roundabout, but pedestrians are hard to see ahead and to the left when drivers are focused to oncoming vehicles from the right. Vehicle and scooter accidents occur frequently and Baha Mar has yet to open.
Motorists tend to incur most of the blame, but pedestrians share responsibility for keeping aware of their surroundings. With iPods and cell phones, pedestrians can be just as distracted as drivers; a dangerous gamble to play with a ton of metal whisking along side.
The Bahamas must commit to greater pedestrian safety. If we want to encourage a more active community, we have to make Nassau more amenable to pedestrians. Downtown is hardly an enjoyable place to walk or to drive. People cross at any point regardless of crosswalks and drivers are forced to stop at green lights when the seemingly unaware tourist strolls into traffic. It is a frustrating experience for all.
The RBPF must continue to issue citations for traffic violations, particularly for aggressive driving which occurs outside of police check points and continues to be neglected. Aggressive drivers have too much freedom and treat the highways like a race circuit. We must install cross lights that provide a countdown of time to cross the street. And in highly congested areas like Baha Mar stoplights with pedestrian call buttons to force traffic to stop only when pedestrians are present would appease walkers and vehicles alike.
Pedestrians and motorists share responsibility for road safety. Yet, the overwhelming number of traffic related deaths attributed to pedestrians is too high. Crossing the street at any time of day should not be an exercise in fate.

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News Article

April 10, 2013
Pedestrians need greater safety

Being a pedestrian in New Providence is not easy. Many lose their lives each year navigating our streets.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) keeps a watchful eye on tourists and local pedestrians downtown, but elsewhere Bahamians are largely left on their own. Walkers, joggers, and cyclists share many of our roads, with police patrol presence being sporadic.
Congested areas such as Shirley Street have sidewalks placed with no cohesive approach. Kemp Road and other frequently used roads with high-density residential dwellings and schools need attention. Parents should not have to fear their children crossing a street next to a school.
Though the New Providence Road Improvement Project upgraded and installed much-needed sidewalks, some components such as the placement of concrete islands are puzzling. The crosswalks at Baha Mar are difficult for oncoming drivers to navigate. Vehicle and scooter accidents now occur frequently in the area and Baha Mar has yet to open.
Motorists tend to incur most of the blame, but pedestrians share responsibility and need to keep aware of their surroundings. With iPods and cell phones, pedestrians can be just as distracted as drivers - a dangerous gamble to play with a ton of metal whisking nearby.
The Bahamas must commit to greater pedestrian safety. If we want to encourage a more active community, we have to make Nassau more amenable to pedestrians. Downtown is hardly an enjoyable place to walk or drive. People cross at any point regardless of crosswalks, and drivers are forced to stop at green lights when seemingly unaware tourist stroll into traffic. It is a frustrating experience for all.
The RBPF must continue to issue citations for traffic violations, particularly for aggressive driving which occurs outside of police checkpoints and continues to be neglected. Aggressive drivers have too much freedom and treat the highways like a race circuit. We must also install crosslights across the island that provide countdowns of time to cross the street. And in highly congested areas like Baha Mar, stoplights with pedestrian call buttons to force traffic to stop only when pedestrians are present would appease walkers and vehicles.
Pedestrians and motorists share responsibility for road safety. Yet, the overwhelming number of traffic-related deaths attributed to pedestrians is too high. Crossing the street at any time of day should not be so dangerous.

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News Article

November 01, 2010
Man killed in Andros traffic accident

An Andros native is the country's latest traffic fatality victim.
Police believe the 25-year-old lost control of his moped scooter and crashed into a lamp pole.
The body of the Little Harbour, Mangrove Cay, Andros resident was discovered by police officers lying on the side of a main thoroughfare.
According to police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings officers were on patrol in the area of Pete's, Mangrove Cay, when they
discovered the lifeless body of a male clad in dark jeans pants and a white shirt laying on the western side of Queen's Highway.
"It is reported the victim was riding a motor bike when he lost control and collided with a utility ...

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News Article

October 29, 2010
Taxi union responds to police crackdown

Acting Secretary General of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union Jeffrey Murphy said yesterday that the organization does not support the harassment of tourists, but he understands why taxi drivers at Festival Place would have to make the first approach to visitors.
Murphy said with a number of other businesspeople jostling for business in the area, taxi drivers have to approach visitors if they are going to make a living.

"They can't stay there with their mouths shut because you have a lot of different people out there like hair braiders, surrey operators, scooter rentals and boat operators," Murphy said.
His comments came a day after police conducted an inspection at Festival Plac ...

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News Article

September 22, 2010
Paramedics suspended in 'bribe' probe

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

TWO paramedics have been suspended following claims that they forced injured tourists to pay for treatment and transport to hospital.

The actions of the two-member crew are now being investigated by bosses at Emergency Medical Services.

It is alleged that two visitors injured in a traffic accident were the victims of extortion - having been told they would have to pay up-front for treatment and transport.

The tourists were said to be riding a scooter at the time of the accident, but it is not known if another vehicle was involved.

EMS director Dr Avery Hanna confirmed the crew has been suspended pending further inve ...

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News Article

August 15, 2010
Call for witnesses for fatal accident inquest

By NOELLE NICOLLS

Tribune Staff Reporter

nnicolls@tribunemedia.net

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 ...

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News Article

March 29, 2012
Lyford Cay International School Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Nassau, Bahamas -

Lyford Cay International
School this year celebrates its 50th anniversary and many celebratory events
are being held to both fund-raise to expand and upgrade facilities, and to mark
the important milestone.

One such event was the recent Gala Dinner and
fund raising Auction at the Sheraton Hotel's Independence Ballroom on Nassau's
Cable Beach. Guests sipped champagne and viewed the 130 very diverse Silent
Auction items which included a 19 foot Boston Whaler, a Yamaha Scooter...

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Movie
Killing Them Softly
  • Genre : Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Rating : C - 18yrs and Older

Jackie Cogan is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game....


News Article

February 19, 2011
Awards given out for Fr. Marcian

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 ...

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Movie
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
  • Genre : Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Rating :

Three lazy misfits - very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confidence George (Pa Grape) - dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates....