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2018 Southern Shores Community Summer Tennis Camp a success - Sep 19, 2018 - 3:58:53 PM

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Organisers say the 2018 Southern Shores Community Summer Tennis Camp was a success.

Fifteen boys and girls from the Southern Shores community participated in the 2nd annual summer tennis camp, held during the first two weeks in August, at the Percy Munnings Park, in Sunset Park.

Tennis coach and organiser Corey Francis said, “We had another enthusiastic group of aspiring tennis players, this summer. Some students were back from last year and we saw progress in their tennis skills and ability.”...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Illegal drugs, firearm and ammunition recovered - Sep 18, 2018 - 5:49:49 PM

Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, which left an adult male with injuries.

Shortly after before 9:00am, a male was standing on the outside of his residence on Bowe Alley off Finlayson Street, when he got into a verbal altercation with another man, who produced a firearm and shot him before running away...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF: Police seek publics’ help in locating 18 year old Edward Colebrooke of Nassau - Sep 18, 2018 - 5:19:38 PM

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Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with an Armed Robbery investigation. 
The suspect is Edward Colebrooke, age 18 years of Sixth Street, Coconut
Grove. 

Colebrooke is described as being 5’9 tall, Slim Built with Dark Brown Complexion.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Colebrooke is asked to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, 919/911...
Community : Service Organizations
Join Us At The Car Boot Sale Saturday, September 29th at the Garden of the Groves - Sep 18, 2018 - 11:50:27 AM

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Humane Society's Car Boot sale will be taking place at Garden of the Groves on Saturday, 29th September between 10.00am and 1.00pm.

There are a few spaces still available for anyone wishing to sell their unwanted chattels, clothes, anything! etc. in exchange for making some money for themselves.

It's $20 per 'boot' - that's a car, truck or wagon.  Anyone can share one vehicle with a friend too...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police seek the public’s assistance in solving 3 armed robberies - Sep 18, 2018 - 8:12:40 AM

Police seek the public’s assistance  in solving 3 armed robberies: In the first incident, according to reports, shortly before 11:00am, Monday, 17th September, 2018 a male armed with a firearm, entered a gaming establishment on Wulff Road near to Hepburn Alley, held an employee at bay and robbed her of a cell phone and the establishment of cash, before making good his escape.

In the second incident, according to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a female had just arrived at a residence on Wind Street, Sea Breeze Estate, when she was approached by four men armed with firearms, who robbed her of cash and other items...

US citizen arrest after failing to declare: A 55 year old male citizens of the United States was taken into custody Monday, 17th September, 2018, after he failed to declare a large sum of US Currency...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons
RBPF Nassau: Police seek help in locating 35 year old Aaron Dudley Smith - Sep 18, 2018 - 7:10:40 AM

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Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who has been reported missing by family members on 11th September, 2018.

Missing is Aaron Dudley Smith age 35 years of Stack Avenue, Nassau Village.

Smith is described as being approximately 6” tall, slim build with drown complexion...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Officers of the DEU discovers illegal ammunition - Sep 18, 2018 - 6:38:21 AM

Reports are that on Monday 17th September 2018, shortly after 9:00pm, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, while on mobile patrol in the Bass Lane area, observed a group of males in an abandoned building. The males on seeing the officers fled the area on foot. Officers then searched the abandoned building and discovers (15).223 rounds of ammunition, (60) .40 rounds of ammunition, and (34) 9mm rounds of ammunition with a total of (109) rounds of ammunition...
Community
CIBC FirstCaribbean helps kids get back to school all prim and proper - Sep 17, 2018 - 11:49:59 AM

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The Salvation Army and CIBC FirstCaribbean have teamed up during one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year for some parents, to provide school uniforms to a number of students.

Salvation Army Community Relations Associate Melanese Coakley said, “Always at this time of year people are seeking uniforms to send their children back to school. We try to help meet this need through our ‘Back to School’ program...
Community
University of The Bahamas appoints General Counsel - Sep 17, 2018 - 11:25:33 AM

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Accomplished commercial and civil litigator and legal professional Mrs. Tracy Ferguson-Johnson has been appointed General Counsel at University of The Bahamas (UB), responsible for providing the vision, planning, strategic direction and operational management of the Office of the General Counsel.

In this capacity, Mrs. Ferguson-Johnson will manage the University’s legal representation in all litigation and administrative proceedings and provide counsel and advice on compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the statutes of the UB Act.

As General Counsel, she will maintain an appropriate framework for internal controls to ensure and protect the University’s legal interests and reduce its legal risks...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates overnight armed robberies and suspicious deaths - Shooting incident - Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57:10 AM

Police investigates overnight armed robberies: In the first incident, according to reports, shortly before 9:00pm, Sunday, 16th September, 2018 two men armed with firearms, entered a pharmacy located near Baillou Hill Road and Carmichael Road, held an employee at bay and robbed the establishment of cash, before making good their escape into a nearby residential community...

Police investigates suspicious deaths: - Police on New Providence are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two persons, Sunday, 16th September, 2018...

Shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Sunday, 16th September, 2018 which left two adult male with injuries...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco: Armed robbery - Sep 17, 2018 - 8:39:14 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating an armed robbery at a residence in Leisure Lee, Abaco.

Reports are that on Sunday 16th September 2018, shortly after 8:00pm, police were called to a residence in the Leisure Lee area, where it was reported that three masked and armed men, entered a home, held up the occupants and robbed them of a quantity of jewelry, a shot gun and a 2013 champagne colored Buick Lacrosse...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Forearm recovered - Sep 17, 2018 - 7:34:06 AM

Reports are that on Sunday 16th September 2018, shortly after 3:00pm, officers of the Central Detective Unit, while on mobile patrol in the area of Tasman Close, observed a group of males congregated in that area. The men on seeing the officers fled in different directions. Officers then checked the area and discovered a black Smith and Wesson pistol with no ammunition...
Community : Grand Bahama
LIS and EARTHCARE, Gold Rock Beach, International Coastal Cleanup 2018, 550 lbs of marine debris removed - Sep 16, 2018 - 5:51:04 PM

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Early on Saturday morning, September 15th, 2018 twenty-four 24 students from Lucaya International School (LIS)  on Grand Bahama Island and 11 EARTHCARE volunteers arrived at Gold Rock Beach International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) 2018 (coordinated by the Sustainable Tourism Committee of the Ministry of Tourism), at Lucayan National Park, in east Grand Bahama Island. Gail Woon, Zone Captain for Gold Rock Beach was ecstatic to have worked, once again, with the students from Lucaya International School (LIS) and EARTHCARE volunteers...
Community
Commander of Defence Force extends condolences following traffic fatalities - Sep 16, 2018 - 7:14:23 AM

A member of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is currently assisting Police with investigations following a traffic accident earlier this morning in which two pedestrians succumbed to their injuries.

According to reports, the tragic incident occurred on Marathon Road  around 1:00 a.m. September 16. The person involved was an off-duty (Woman) Marine of the Royal Bahamas Defence driving a private vehicle at the time. The unfortunate incident resulted in a male and female pedestrian succumbing to their injuries...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Alleged Suicide - Sep 15, 2018 - 10:39:24 PM

Reports are that on Saturday 15th September 2018, shortly before 6:00pm, police were called to a residence in Malibu Reef, where the body of an adult female was discovered hanging in a home. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. Police are actively investigating this matter.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS.)...
Community
Environmental Groups denounce efforts to ‘buy off’ residents - Sep 15, 2018 - 7:24:12 AM

With a renewed campaign aimed at protecting and preserving Lighthouse Point, various concerned environmental partners have been moved by the outpouring of support. “Not only has the campaign successfully raised public awareness – and reached the set goal of over 25 thousand signatures on the petition to the Prime Minister,” said Re-Earth President, Sam Duncombe, “but we have introduced new generations of Eleutherans and Bahamians to the awe-inspiring beauty of the point.”

As stewards of the environment, members of Re-Earth and Save The Bays were saddened by reports of a counter-campaign on this island in support of the Disney commercial development... 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspect arraigned on fraud matters - Sep 14, 2018 - 3:12:01 PM

Travis Alexander Coakley aka “Justin Thompson” age 24 years of Exuma, was arraigned on Friday 14th September 2018, before Magistrate Renkin Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on (42) counts of Fraud by False Pretenses. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and the matters were adjourned to the 3rd – 5th December 2018 and the 22nd - 24th January 2019 for trial. He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until trial...
Community
Education Minister Praises Commonwealth Bank, stresses role of parents in education - Sep 13, 2018 - 9:29:30 PM

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Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd used a parenting forum to issue a public thank you to Commonwealth Bank for its “extraordinary” support to education and to tell parents that the role they play in their child’s education cannot be overstated.

The education minister was speaking at the 9th Annual Parenting Forum on August 25, held for the first time this year at William Johnson Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road, a late and unavoidable change of location from the Kendal GL Isaacs National Gymnasium where the event normally draws a crowd of hundreds...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama suspect arraigned on murder and conspiracy to commit murder - Sep 13, 2018 - 5:08:56 PM

Damargio Whymms age 24 years of #3 Flamingo Garden, New Providence, was arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2 on the charge of Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. 

He was not required to enter a plea, due to the nature of the charges. Bail was denied and the matter was adjourned to Monday 17th December 2018. He was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until trial...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police operation nets 24 arrests - Illegal firearm seized, 1 male in custody - Sep 13, 2018 - 4:31:20 PM

POLICE are reporting the arrest of 24 persons in connection with a number of serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery, possession of illegal firearms and possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation dubbed, “Strong Finish” conducted throughout New Providence overnight.

The operation which is consistent with the Commissioner’s 2018 Policing Priority #1 Prevention and Reduction of Crime, targeted persons involved in criminal activities...
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