Sunday, September 23, 2012

Possible Dumbest Criminals???

The Atlantis Resort only have 3.45 gazillion cameras and THAT's where you decide to rob?

Apparently 3 men were involved in a robbery attempt at Atlantis in an employee only area.  Police say they arrested the men after they entered the cashiers cage and attempted to steal money after spraying what many think is pepper spray. Security officers and locked down the area and the men were arrested. Atlantis says 16 people were taken to hospital after being exposed to the noxious substance--which many are saying was pepper spray. 


Photos: From @Mechanicalisms & @ThatNiggaWil twitter accounts. 

Check out this storify on the robbery>>> HERE

FROM The RBDF: Three (3) men are in police custody following an attempted stealing at the cashiers cage of Atlantis, Paradise Island. Initial reports indicate that around mid-day on Sunday 23rd September, 2012 the men ages 24, 30 and 31 years, entered the cashiers cage and attempted to steal monies after spraying a noxious substance. Quick response by security o
fficers of Atlantis resulted in the area being locked down and all suspects arrested. Following the arrest, police conducted a search and discovered in the ceiling of the establishment a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash, believed to be the property of Atlantis. Police have mounted and intensive investigation into this matter. Active police investigations continue.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Scouts of The Bahamas embrace The International Day of Peace

The United Nations devotes The International Day of Peace to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.  The day also hopes to build sustainable peace throughout the world and promote sustainable development throughout the world to reduce conflict. The day is also set aside for introspection on how every can personally contribute to paving the road to a sustainable peaceful future. 
Scouts around the world took the day a step further and launched a social media campaign to get 10,000 scouts around the world say how they are going to make changes in their own corner of the world. 
Two Bahamas scouts--Queen's Scout and Asst. Leader of the 4th Bahamas troupe and Benjamin Moultrie-Grant--talked to ZNS about how they are embracing the day.

Towards the ideals of peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Sustainable Peace...

This year, world leaders, together with civil society, local authorities and the private sector, met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to renew political commitment to long term sustainable development.
It is in the context of the Rio+20 Conference that “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future” is the theme chosen for this year's observance of the International day of Peace.
There can be no sustainable future without a sustainable peace. Sustainable peace must be built on sustainable development.

...From Sustainable Development...

The root causes of many conflicts are directly related to or fuelled by valuable natural resources, such as diamonds, gold, oil, timber or water. Addressing the ownership, control and management of natural resources is crucial to maintaining security and restoring the economy in post-conflict countries.
Good natural resource management can play a central role in building sustainable peace in post-conflict societies.

...For a Sustainable Future

The International Day of Peace offers people globally a shared date to think about how, individually, they can contribute to ensuring that natural resources are managed in a sustainable manner, thus reducing  potential for disputes, and paving the road to a sustainable future, the "Future We Want".

                            - From the United Nations Page


Background on The International Day of Peace. 

Global Broadcast on The Day of Peace.

The United Nations & Sustainability. 

UNESCO & Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

Rio +20

Resolution 36/67 of 30 November 1981, which established Peace Day to be held annually on the third Tuesday of September

Resolution 55/282 of 7 September 2001, which established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Angels we have heard down low ...

A play on the famous carol Angels We Have Heard On High, The Highgrove Singers seemed to be angels singing down here for us.  Their season kicked off with the concert series “Songs From The Heart”. 


The ensemble has been performing for 16 season. Part of the proceeds from the this event will go to Lupus Bahamas 242, a non-profit group committed to raising lupus awareness and providing support to Bahamians living with the chronic illness.

The event was staged under the patronage of their Excellencies the Governor General and Lady Foulkes. The performance included the choral compositions of 20 century composers including a composition from group conductor Adrian Archer.