Ongoing recovery efforts for a missing boater by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues after the American registered vessel ran aground a mile and a half of South Bimini on Friday past with 4 American crew members. Altogether, three key agencies (The Royal Bahamas Defence and Police Forces, and the United States Coast Guard), have been involved in search and rescue, as well as recovery efforts for the missing boater.
Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Harbour Patrol Unit apprehended 3 males this afternoon in Nassau Harbour for failing to produce documentation for their vessel. While on routine patrol at 1:30 pm. Defence Force craft P-115, coxswain by Leading Seaman Mario Ramsey boarded and searched a 24-ft Cabin Cruiser, in the vicinity of John Alfred Dock.
A total of 12 fishermen were apprehended in the central Bahamas for fisheries violations on Tuesday afternoon by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. While on routine patrol shortly after 2:30 p.m., Defence Force patrol craft HMBS Lignum Vitae under the command of Senior Lieutenant Ricardo McQueen boarded and searched a Bahamian registered vessel, “Miracle Worker,” along with 2 skiffs.
Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson along with executives of the Ministry met with executives of Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) in a courtesy call, July 1, 2020. The bank’s Managing Director Dave Smith stated he looked forward to collaboration between the two agencies.
The Ministry of Public Works has embarked on a recreational stimulus that involves the allocation of capital funding to improve family life and the health of all Bahamians. The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, in his recent contribution to the 2020-2021 Budget Debate in Parliament, announced that 146 parks throughout New Providence have been selected for enhancement beginning in July.
The RBDF Harbour Patrol Unit recovered three stolen jet skis in the northwestern vicinity of New Providence Monday afternoon. The operations department received a call from the Police Control Room at 12:28pm that a group of individuals were spotted towing the stolen jet skis in the Delaport area. Patrol crafts from the Harbour Patrol Unit were dispatched to the area to investigate. The ships company spotted the suspected individuals on a jet ski with two other jet skis in tow.
In recognition of the country’s 47th celebration of Independence, a Prayer Walk will be held on Friday, July 10 at Independence Park. The walk is scheduled from 6am to 9am and participants are encouraged to attend in their Independence colors and exercise clothes.
HGTV’s 9th annual Ultimate House Hunt contest, featuring listings exclusively from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® members, is officially underway! The annual contest curates the world’s most stunning real estate listings. The 2020 HGTV Ultimate House runs from June 30 through August 4th. During the contest period, consumers are invited to vote for their favorite homes in the US in eight different categories and tour featured Global Homes from 13 alluring locations around the world.
Exuma’s crumbling sand seal and pea rock roads, long past their prime, are finally on the fast track for a much-needed upgrade. The condition of Exuma’s streets range from fair to poor, according to David Cox, the Ministry of Work’s senior engineer for the Family Islands. Much of the infrastructure has gone far beyond 15 years, the life span for the road surface mixture–if they are well maintained. In fact, the last time major works were executed on the island were in the mid to late 1990s, more than 20 years ago.