inister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames lauded the 100 Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) graduates, on December 6, 2018, and congratulated them on successfully completing their respective Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) training courses. “Trainees, the fact that you are here today to receive a certificate for the successful completion of 10 weeks of vocational training is no small accomplishment,” Minister Dames said, during a ceremony at BDOC, Fox Hill. “By participating and committing to this program and engaging with your fellow trainees and instructors, you have demonstrated a resilience that, if maintained, will serve you well outside of this institution. You have all taken an important step in improving your lives and your communities. “Well Done.” Among those present for the ceremony were Acting Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier, Acting Commissioner of BDOCS Charles Murphy; Inter-American … [Read more...] about Minister Dames Congratulates Department of Correctional Services Graduates of BTVI Programme
Police on New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in solving an armed According to reports, shortly after 12:00am, a male had just arrived at his residence onhis red Cruiser bicycle, when he an armed man approached and robbed him of hisbicycle, before fleeing the scene.Investigations are ongoing. … [Read more...] about Police investigates armed robbery
As the year comes to an end, many of us are thinking of what to buy for those close to us. The streets and malls are increasingly filled with shoppers. In these days before Christmas we should all also consider giving of our time and resources to those who are less fortunate. There are many people in our communities struggling to make it, and not for lack of trying. Hard times could hit any of us at any time. Unemployment is high. Many cannot afford to keep their electricity on, especially with the recent spike in fuel surcharge costs. Some can barely afford food. The aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis lingered here for almost a decade. Business owners and executives could attest to how desperate many Bahamians were during the worst of this period. A simple help wanted advertisement for the lowest of posts could have led to a flood of applications. Some who applied once held high-flying jobs. But in bad times all they wanted was a job – any job. While unemployment stands at … [Read more...] about Remembering to give during the holiday season
Dear Editor, Talk about prayers being answered, well for me the fact that the government is supposedly going to demolish the old Road Traffic building that once housed the department of labor for many years is welcome news to my ears. The Clarence A. Bain Building has been sitting empty and destitute for about three years now. The former administration had said it was slated for demolition but were voted out of office before this could be done. As far as I am concerned it doesn’t matter to me which administration gets it done, all I know is it’s time for that building to go. My only concern in the demolition of the building is that whoever is awarded the contract is not only credible and reliable, but also has knowledge of the way in which the building should be taken down. As a resident of the area and small business owner, I am a bit concerned that whoever is given the job is knowledgeable about asbestos, mold remediation and removal. I know for a fact that … [Read more...] about What about the Clarence A. Bain Building?
Dear Editor, Downtown Nassau continues to be a terrible eyesore and stain upon our national reputation. When the request for proposals to redevelop Prince George Wharf was announced, those of us who live and work in the area were ecstatic. It was hoped that this move would spur a wholesale redevelopment of the entire downtown area. Such a rebirth is desperately needed. Even though there are more cruise ships in port now, fewer and fewer passengers bother getting off and exploring the town. Why would they? Everything they need is for sale on the ship, which seems to have better stores, bars and dining options than Bay Street. The idea that anyone would leave Atlantis or Baha Mar to come downtown is just laughable. The need for change is obvious. So, what is taking so long? Why has the government gone quiet on this initiative? – Ricardo Johnson … [Read more...] about Downtown Nassau redevelopment: What is taking so long?