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Beach Lane Parking Lot Closure

To all residents 

Please be advised that Island Pavers will be installing a sealant on the Northern Side of the Beach Lane parking lot commencing Friday August 18th,2017 at 8am. This process will last until Monday August 21st, at 8am. Please ensure all vehicles and private property is removed and placed on the Southern side of the parking lot or in one of our common area parking spaces. Please refrain from driving or walking in this area until this process is completed. Should you require any further information or assistance with relocating your vehicle please contact our security department at 327-6943 select the #1 and then selected #1 again. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation in this process.

Attempted Vehicle Hijack – JFK Drive past Airport Industrial Park


Please be advised of the following alert reportedly issued by the Lyford Cay Property Owners Association regarding an incident which allegedly occurred Saturday (25 May 2013) – this past weekend:

“We would like to inform and caution you about the following incident which occurred outside the Cay early this morning: –  At 2:49 AM, of this date a resident reported to Lyford Cay Security Control that while travelling East on JF Kennedy Drive in area just passed Airport Industrial Park, he observed a vehicle behind him with its headlights on full, he slowed down to allow vehicle to pass of which a Silver Kia Sportage SUV possibly 2011 or 2012 pulled up alongside him, and cut in front, his instinct were to reverse his vehicle, one male wearing a green shirt was running towards him and  pointing a handgun in his direction, he turned his vehicle around and headed back towards Lyford Cay as fast as he can, of which same vehicle was pursuing him; when he arrived in the area of Solomon Fresh Market, he noticed 3 cars travelling towards them , the vehicle slowed down, and upon his arrival to Cay he noticed that he was no longer being chased. Lyford Cay Security escorted then him to Lyford Cay Police Station to give a statement. Please exercise caution and be attentive to your surroundings at all times and, report any suspicious activities to Lyford Cay Security immediately at 362-4555/4444.”   Here is additional guidance on “what to do if you suspect that you are being followed” courtesy of the Old Fort Bay POA:

1.       Should you suspect you are being followed do not panic.
2.       Do not show fear by slowing down or speeding up.
3.       Proceed directly to the nearest Police Station, or a security check point of a gated community such as Old Fort Bay or Lyford Cay.
4.       Use your cell phone to alert the police or the security check point of choice.
5.       Be sure to give your location and direction of travel and description of your vehicle and if possible the description of the vehicle you suspect is following you.  The Police Emergency Number is 919
6.       Please note if you are in the vicinity of the airport, there is an Airport Police Station at the Airport Roundabout.  Airport Police Station: The Telephone Number is 377-8213 or 377-8391.
7.       Alternatively, if you are in the Cable Beach area, there is a Cable Beach Police Station between Commonwealth Bank and Fidelity Bank. Cable Beach Police Station: The Telephone Number is 327-8800
8.       Please be reminded of The Old Fort Bay Security Command Center Numbers:  362-6001 or 6003 or 362-5740
9.       You may want to include any emergency numbers in your cell phone.   Thanks again to representatives from Old Fort Bay (POA) and the Lyford Cay (POA) for sharing this important information which helps to safeguard our collective communities.

Local Pre-Schoolers to Raise Funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Pre-schoolers from Tambearly School and The Meridian School will host a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon the week of January 24 in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. A tradition for more than 25 years, Trike-A-Thon is a fun, week-long curriculum for daycare centers and pre-schools. Children learn riding-toy safety lessons through a series of interactive stories from special characters, Bikewell Bear® and Pedals the Bunny®.  Dora the Explorer, Nick Jr.’s beloved character, appears in two television spots on Nick Jr. inviting children to participate in the program.

At the end of Trike-A-Thon week (Friday January 28) participating children will bring their trikes or riding-toys to the specially marked and supervised course at Sandyport to practice the safety lessons they have learned and raise funds for the hospital. The community can sponsor children in Trike-A-Thon by pledging an amount-per-lap the kids ride or make a one-time donation.

“Every child saved at St. Jude means children saved around the world – a direct result of cutting-edge research and treatment that set the standard in treating deadly childhood diseases,” said Alice Langford, Principal of Tambearly School.”  Through events like Trike-A-Thon, children in The Bahamas can support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children everywhere.”

The Sandyport Trike-A-Thon event is sponsored by Sandals Foundation (the Philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International committed to improving education, communities and the environment throughout the Caribbean) Sandals Resorts International are the owners and operators of Sandals Royal Bahamian on Cable Beach in Nassau.

St. Jude depends on community-based fundraising programs like Trike-A-Thon. At St. Jude, families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance and no child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.

In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted charity in the United States and was also named the top children’s cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to

For more information please contact: Stanja Seivright at 357-7381.

Vacant lots and buildings under construction

The Board of Directors requires that owners of vacant lots or incomplete construction be made aware of the terms of the Restrictive Covenants and are hereby served notice to remedy any breaches before December 29th, 2010. In accordance with the License Agreement, the Licensee shall be liable ‘to pay all costs and expenses (including Attorney’s fees) incurred by the Licensor for the purpose of or incidental to the preparation and service of a notice requiring the Licensee to remedy a breach of any covenants or conditions on the part of the Licensee contained herein.’ Specifically, breaches of the following Restrictive Covenants have been observed:

24 No burning or incineration of any trash, garbage, garden cuttings or other rubbish shall be permitted on any lot. No trash, garbage or other rubbish shall be permitted to accumulate on any lot otherwise than in a container or containers provided therefore by the owner and shall not ordinarily be visible from the street or waterways and if after Thirty (30) days’ notice the owner shall fail or refuse to keep his lot free of refuse piles or other unsightly objects then the Vendor may enter upon the lot and remove the same at the expense of the owner and such entry shall not be deemed a trespass.

25 No trailer boat recreational vehicle tent tree house or other similar out-building structure or article shall be placed on any lot at any time either temporarily or permanently that is not adequately screened so that is not ordinarily visible from the street or waterways.

27 No owner shall allow any structure on his lot to fall into a state of disrepair nor weeds, under brush or unsightly growth to remain thereon and all garden areas shall be landscaped groomed and maintained in a reasonable manner and all walls roofs and other structures whatsoever properly painted and decorated in keeping with the high standards of the Sandyport Development as a whole. If the owner shall fail to maintain his structures or landscaping after notice in writing then the Vendor may enter upon the lot and undertake necessary repairs or landscaping at the expense of the owner and such entry shall not be deemed a trespass.

29 No building or other structure shall remain unfinished for more than One (1) year after the same shall be commenced.

Removal of property from common areas

The Board of Directors has determined that all trailers, boats and unused vehicles are to be removed from the Amenity Areas (as described in the License Agreement) before December 29th, 2010. Designated parking lots are for working vehicles only and all other items such as those described herein will be removed by the Association beyond this date and, if necessary, sold to recover removal costs. This measure is being implemented in accordance with clause 33 of the Restrictive Covenants and clause 9, sub-clause (ix) of the License Agreement.

Removal of carports on common areas

The Board of Directors has determined that the carports erected along areas believed to be common (defined as “Amenity Areas” in the License agreement) are to be removed and notice is hereby given that the work will commence after December 29th, 2010. In the event that a property owner believes that they may have a carport erected in any of these areas that was conveyed to them, the conveyance documents evidencing the same must be submitted to the Association before the December deadline if the planned removal is to be reconsidered.