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This has been a year marked by powerful fires that ravaged historic businesses, communities, and now, culture. The fire that broke out early yesterday morning in downtown Nassau took the shell of the straw market already destroyed by Hurricane Irene earlier this year, as well as the two historical buildings that straddled it--the Pompey Museum and the historic St. Cuthbert's Church.
Attendance from the general public was disappointing, a chief organizer at Bahamas Speed Week (BSW) admitted, but the support of sponsors and local businesses should provide a bedrock to build upon in the future.
THE Government "will move expeditiously" to restore the part of downtown that was ravaged by fire last Friday, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham confirmed, saying the fire which destroyed the historic Pompey Museum presented an opportunity for the redevelopment of the block as a "showpiece" in downtown Nassau.
Being able to draw out a sense of creativity and seeing students transform the ordinary into the extraordinary are the motivational forces that drive Sheree Heastie. She is teacher of the year from the Eleuthera high school, Preston H. Albury.
GRAND BAHAMA Shipyard's chairman, Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch, said the facility has "done better and better" every month throughout 2011, having gone 205 days without any health/safety incident this year.
And, speaking with staff at the Shipyard's annual Christmas luncheon last Thursday, Reuben Byrd, its senior vice-president of operations, discussed the importance of customer satisfaction and service...
Nadia Campbell - the sole designer and motivating force behind the Bahamian brand Nadia Campbell Jewellery - is known for her statement-making pieces through her use of innovative shapes and materials.
Now, after spending a year in Italy, she returns with a new collection of work which will be on display at the exhibition "Stones. Leather. Metal. Wood." this Wednesday, December 21, from 4 p.m. to ...
Nassau, Bahamas - Officers of the Mobile Division removed two (2) firearms from the streets of New Providence. Initial police reports indicate that around 1:45 pm on Monday 19th December, 2011 police received reports of gunshots being heard in the area of Mars Road, Golden Gates.
The One Family Junkanoo and Community Organization congratulates the Shell Saxon Superstars on their Boxing Day 2011 victory. We also extend congratulations to all groups and participants who made the annual parade a wonderful experience for all.
By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
VALLEY Boys deputy chairman Patrick Adderley yesterday pointed to an "inordinate" number of dancers as the reason for the Junkanoo group's defeat in the Boxing Day parade.
The A category group ranked fourth place behind defending champions Shell Saxon Superstars, who were declared the unofficial winners for the second straight...
2011 wasn't just another year. Powerful politicians went to jail, joblessness hardened into recession, and many of our assumptions about the status quo froze to death. Some of us were inclined to laugh, but found dark sorrow everywhere our teardrops fell.
A former chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is challenging claims that the company will break even in 2012. Al Jarrett, the retired banker and former chairman, said based on current figures there is no way BEC will come even close to turning a profit.
Police in New Providence removed both a shotgun and a handgun from the streets of New Providence.
A 17 year old juvenile male is in police custody, after he was found in
possession of a shotgun and shotgun shells.Initial police reports
indicate that shortly before 10:00 pm on Wednesday 18th January, 2012
officers of the Southern Division were on routine patrol on Thompson
Lane off East Street, when they observed the teen discharging the
reported that the teen on seeing the...
ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas -- Scott Kelly's team, White Rat, won the inaugural Cape Eleuthera Wahoo Tournament, narrowly beating second place finisher, Rake N' Scrape, by 7.5 pounds. White Rat's five largest wahoo totaled 262.6 pounds. White Rat's score was aided by an impressive 81.5 pound wahoo weighed on Day Two of the three-day event, hosted by the Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club.
For the win, ...
I am very pleased to be here this evening to participate in this ceremony for 72 young Bahamians as they begin to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to today’s ceremony. I am especially pleased to welcome Lady Naomi and Sir Cecil’s children and other relatives, former colleagues and friends as we dedicate this new Centre in the name of Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield.
By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with the theft of nearly $4,000 from a service station where he worked.
Delano Marc, 20, of Augusta Street, appeared before Magistrate Guilimina Archer in Court 10 to face five charges of stealing by reason of employment and another five charges of falsification ...
The Bahamas has got talent - fashion talent! This week I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to help host a brief segment on the fourth hour of NBC's TODAY Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
The segment, entitled "Bringing Home The Bahamas" focused on handmade Bahamian products that tourists can take with them to have a piece of paradise in their own homes.
Sitting in a quiet corner away from the world in order to read, may be the favorite pastime of twelfth grade student Janique Miller, but her selection to lead the Aquinas College student body as headgirl, forced her to "break out of her shell". The 3.34 grade point average student came to realize more than ever, that to become a well-rounded individual meant to work outside of one's comfort zone a...