Wed, Jun 30th 2010, 12:00 AM
If you are concerned about oil from BP’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf reaching Bahamian shores, you can help by joining The Bahamas Oil Response Committee’s volunteer effort.
In the coming days and weeks the Bahamas Oil Response Committee will be looking for volunteers to continue with on going assessments of Cay Sal, Bimini, and Grand Bahama. If/when the oil comes onshore in The Bahamas, volunteers will be needed to assist with clean up efforts.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) said recently (click here for story) that we need to engage about a thousand Bahamian volunteers to prepare mostly what would be tar ball removals.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to help The Bahamas in this national crisis, please fill out the volunteer form and send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to volunteer.
Your completed applications will be forwarded to The Bahamas Oil Response Committee. Thank you for your time and thank you for caring about The Bahamas!
Tue, Jun 29th 2010, 12:00 AM
A 20-year-old father and would-be witness in an upcoming murder trial was gunned down near his home early yesterday morning.
Kifftino Davis, of Peardale Street off Wulff Road, is the nation's 47th homicide.
Mr Davis, a shift worker in the housekeeping department at Atlantis, had returned home from work when he asked to borrow his sister's car to go to the bank.
His mother, Lorraine Davis, estimated the time to be around 12.45 am. She said he'd wanted the money to give to the mother of his child, who had recently called him.
She continued: "He had not too long come home from work, and was talking to me in the bathroom. He wanted to go to the bank but I told him it was too late for that, and to wait until tomorrow morning."
Ms Davis said another son followed him out to the road to see where he had gone. Mr Davis had gone to the bar which was not too far down the street from their house.
Ms Davis said: "When I heard him holler 'Kiffy get shoot', I thought they said Cliffy. Then the boys came up and told me it was my son."
Police reports indicate four men - one armed with a handgun got out of a tan coloured Honda Accord sometime before 2 am. The gunman fired in the direction of Mr Davis, resulting in multiple gunshot injuries to his body. Mr Davis later died of his injuries in hospital.
Mr Davis was the third boy of four children. He had one child, an eight-month-old girl.
The R M Bailey graduate was described as honest and easygoing. Family members say he had no enemies. Some went as far as to say that the young man had never been in a fight.
A relative added: "We want justice to prevail. He was a hard worker, never been in any problems - truly a good boy. He never hurt anybody."
While family members suspect the matter to be domestic, Mr Davis' mother noted that he was a witness in the murder investigation of George Carey.
Mr Carey, 21, of Bamboo Street, in the Pinewood Gardens subdivision, suffered multiple stab wounds in Wulff Road near Lockhart's Bar. He died in hospital three days later as a result of those injuries.
Both Mr Davis and Mr Carey worked at Atlantis and attended the same high school.
Ms Davis said: "It was him (her son) who took him (Mr Carey) to the hospital. They were very close."
Police officials confirm they are approaching the matter with an open mind and will be investigating all possibilities.
Anyone with information concerning this matter is urged to contact the police at 919, the CDU at 502-9991, or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 328-TIPS.
Click here to read more at The Tribune
Tue, Jun 29th 2010, 12:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - C.A Christie Real Estate congratulates top real estate agent Gavin G. Christie for selling $9 million plus of residential real estate in the first quarter of 2010.
Gavin is a consistent producer and has always been among the agency’s top sellers. His recent 6.5 million dollar sale in a depressed market reflects his strong real estate record and his ability to sell properties throughout New Providence and Paradise Island.
A former professional soccer player, he displays the same commitment, discipline and hard work in selling real estate as he did in the sport. He is known not only for being serious about the profession, but also for getting the job done on behalf of his clients.
Specializing in luxury real estate, Gavin takes time to educate his clients to ensure optimum transaction value. He is also quite knowledgeable about the local real estate market, and has been described as a realtor with a knack for connecting buyers and sellers in a timely manner.
“Gavin has a great natural ability of putting luxury deals together and matching unique buyers with unique sellers. He is well organized, bright, personable, committed and has a strong future as a leader in the industry”, said C.A. Christie Real Estate Principal and Senior Broker, Charles Christie.
Gavin says “ I am thankful for the opportunity afforded me by C.A Christie Real Estate. My Senior Broker Charles Christie is a Real Estate Guru who has willingly shared his experience and knowledge of the real estate industry with me. I expect us to continue to do well together”.
Gavin is an achiever and is continually updating and educating himself. In just four years in the real estate profession he has completed a number of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) courses, Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and the Appraisal course.
“Gavin’s sales are extremely impressive. In his four years at the company, Gavin’s total sales far exceed the industry norm” stated Charles Christie.
Gavin graduated from the University of Charleston in West Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and a minor in Psychology. He then moved to Prague, Czech Republic where he played professional soccer for three years all while pursing his MBA. Gavin is still a very active soccer player and has been a member of the Bahamas National Soccer Team since 1999.
C. A. Christie Real Estate is a full service real estate agency offering luxury homes, condominiums, vacation homes, beachfront and development properties, private islands and cays, rental properties, and properties for sale throughout The Bahamas.