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RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident and armed robberies - Illegal firearm recovered - Apr 19, 2019 - 8:15:56 AM

Police investigates shooting incident: Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Thursday, 18th April, 2019 which has left an adult male in hospital...

Police investigates armed robberies: Police on New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the persons responsible for several recent armed robberies...

Illegal firearm recovered – 2 males in custody: Police have taken two men into custody, Friday, 19th April, 2019 after they were found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition... 
Community
BTVI students sweep mental health speech contest - Apr 18, 2019 - 9:13:34 AM

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Three students of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute placed first through third in the recent Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre's Occupational Therapy Month speech competition.

Office Administration student, Kemel Mitchell won in the community division, followed by Office Assistant student, Naomi Adderley and placing third was Information Technology Management student, Augustina Ferguson...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau:Police investigates traffic fatality which left an adult male dead - Apr 17, 2019 - 5:45:07 PM

Police on New Providence are investigating a traffic accident which occurred on Saturday, 13th April, 2019 which left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a male was driving on New Providence Highway, when he lost control of his vehicle and collided into the guard rail at the junction of New Providence Highway and Sanford Drive. The male who was injured, was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, 17th April, 2019...
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Bahamas Insurance Association gives back - Apr 17, 2019 - 11:45:21 AM

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The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) hosted a Food Drive during Insurance Month with its members donating an overwhelming amount of non-perishable food items. The proceeds of the drive were donated to several community organizations including Great Commission Ministries, The Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home and Eljhay’s Hilltop Cottage Ministry.

Warren Rolle, Chairman, BIA explained, “We recognize our responsibility to give back to our community and are grateful for our members and customers for supporting this year’s food drive in such a generous way...
Community
Virtual reading program complements student learning - Apr 16, 2019 - 8:49:53 PM

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The trial version of a virtual reading program that analyzes individual students’ reading strengths and weaknesses was introduced at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) during the spring semester, resulting in it possibly being implemented in other English classes in the fall.

MindPlay gives students a pretest, builds a unique plan for each student - teaching to the student’s specifics gaps – and a post test for each level. Eleven students participated in the seven-day trial, followed by 85 additional students... 
Community
GGYA’s Volunteers A Class Act - Apr 16, 2019 - 3:20:14 PM

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A self-described “girly girl” who loves her make-up, nails, hair and lash extensions, English language and literature teacher Rochelle Anderson is an unlikely volunteer for a youth program known for its foot expeditions and camping outdoors.
 
Remembering her childhood experience as an insecure and often misjudged orphan who was always the new student in school, the Grand Bahama educator has a burning need to bring about a positive change in others much like the mentorship her teachers provided...
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Auto H&L becomes major sponsor in Sandiland’s 2019 Fair & Raffle - Apr 16, 2019 - 11:30:28 AM

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As Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) gears up for a major fair and raffle later this year, Auto H&L ltd. has stepped up early as a major contributor towards its efforts to improve the level of care given to those who utilize the centre’s services.

Betsy Duvalier and Christopher Strachan of SRC’s Communications Department worked closely with Auto H&L’s manager, Kendra Stubbs to secure the raffle’s top prize, a well-appointed 6-seater Honda Stream, sure to be a treat for the winner...
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GGYA announces Multitude of Milestones at AGM - Apr 16, 2019 - 10:47:40 AM

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A dozen new and relaunched units, 1,208 first-time participants and strong financial support from the public and private sectors over the last year were just a few of the highlights and focus of presentations at the Governor General’s Youth Award’s Annual General Meeting held at Government House over the weekend.
 
“Many of our young people are falling through the cracks. That’s the bad news,” said Archdeacon James Palacious, chairman of the youth organization’s Management Council...
Community
BTVI addressing math ‘crisis’ - Apr 15, 2019 - 2:30:43 PM

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“There is a crisis in Math,” according to Chair of Math at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Archilene O’Brien.

Ms. O’Brien’s comments came during the opening ceremony of BTVI’s recent math fest, which included a week of math awareness activities.

“All of us do not need Calculus, but we need fundamental math. We need to integrate math with each trade area, so it becomes valuable. You think you’re dong separate courses, but you need to apply it; connect what is happening in the trade area with what you are doing in math,” said Ms. O’Brien...
Arts & Culture : Books
Blind author releases first book - Apr 15, 2019 - 12:50:37 PM

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New author Kevin Cartwright has released “Revelations of a Silent Heart”, his first in a series of books that he hopes would touch hearts and ignite love and passion in readers. He describes the book as “a brave compilation of various moods of poetry and prose that speak about life, love, risks and the courage to face head on whatever life throws at him”. Readers will see life and live through the eyes of a blind man.

There are 75 heartfelt poems laid out in the book, which is divided into three sections – Honey-sweet Passions of Love; Bitter-sweet Potions of Heartbreak; and Refreshing Cocktails of Love...
Community
SC McPherson Plus CWCO adds up to the perfect equation - Apr 15, 2019 - 12:30:54 PM

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SC McPherson hosted its 8th annual Math Competition, welcoming more participating students and schools than ever before thanks in part to sponsorship from Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO).

All junior high schools throughout New Providence and the Family Islands were  invited to compete in a game of “Math Jeopardy” during the first week of April at SC McPherson’s auditorium; and, enabled by their consistent partnership with CWCO, this year the school hosted teams from nine other secondary institutions... 
Sports
Lyford Cay International School wins three BAISS Football Championships - Apr 15, 2019 - 11:21:45 AM

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Athletic Director Mr Craig Massey is thrilled about the teams' success saying “These were all complete team performances. Our students exhibited great attitudes the entire season. They relished  teamwork  and  showed  great  determination  and  every  one  of  these  athletes  stepped up when their number was called.”

The  school  did  not  enter  a  team  in  the  Junior  Girls  division  as  it  does  not  have  enough  students  to  field  two  girls  teams.  Most  of  the  girls  on  the  championship  senior girls team...
Community : Grand Bahama
AML partners with GB Children’s Home for Diaper and Wipe Drive - Apr 14, 2019 - 12:01:05 PM

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AML Foods Ltd. has come to the rescue of The Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH), in response to an urgent plea made by Executive Director Sheila Johnson-Smith via social media for diapers and wipes for the twenty-six children, currently living at the home in Freeport.

Answering the call from Executives at the home, AML Foods jumped in to offer to match each purchase made by their customers towards the drive...
Community
Vocational training gives inmates hope - Apr 12, 2019 - 9:50:21 AM

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The second cohort of inmates in a training program facilitated by the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) graduated on Thursday.

The ceremony held at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services honoured 80 inmates who completed basic training in carpentry, barbering, garment manufacturing, computer, auto mechanics, electrical installation and plumbing. The Citizen Security & Justice program is a part of a $3.4 million component of an Inter-American Development Bank-financed project geared towards the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders.
Community : Grand Bahama
SBDC’s first pitch night on Grand Bahama a success - Apr 11, 2019 - 7:25:41 PM

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The Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) in conjunction with the University of The Bahamas northern campus hosted its first Pitch Night competition on the island of Grand Bahama.

The event allowed six students of the University of The Bahamas to share their business plans with judges and attendees.

Walking away with the grand prize of a 10,000-dollar grant was the Founder and CEO of Keeping It Clean, Tarentee Laing. Hilary Huyler, Founder, and CEO of Happy Hour Tours placed second and received a 5,000-dollar grant...
Community
Ardastra hosts Meet and Greet for Popular Authors Zoo hopes to foster love for animals, reading - Apr 10, 2019 - 4:50:38 PM

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They were unlikely candidates to share a platform – a biologist, a tenth grader and a therapist – and yet a common thread connected them, their knack for writing stories about animals that resonated with young audiences.
 
Each gravitated towards writing for different reasons. Through Roman and the Pink Flamingos, Sierra Blair wanted to document her family exploits, particularly the antics of her baby brother, Roman...
Community
BTC JA Company wins Product of the Year - Apr 10, 2019 - 10:30:36 AM

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BTC’s Junior Achievement Company, BTC C.T.R.L (Cultivating The Right Leaders) walked away with bragging rights, winning the annual “Product of the Year” competition. The students prepared a customized, all Bahamian coloring and activity booked aimed at elementary school students. Thus far, the students have sold over 500 copies of the activity book.

CEO, Garry Sinclair said, “We are proud of our Junior Achievers. We believe that our job is to inspire and prepare our young people to succeed...
News
Royal Caribbean to build Community Centre, Hurricane Shelter in Berry Islands - Apr 10, 2019 - 10:00:02 AM

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Fifteen years after members of parliament before him attempted to build a community centre to serve Great Harbour Cay and Bullock’s Harbour, the current MP for North Eleuthera and the Berry Islands Carlton Bowleg got the nod this week that the long-delayed dream will come true. Royal Caribbean International President & CEO Michael Bayley delivered the news personally. The world’s largest cruise line will build the centre, equip it with kitchen, showers, oversized generator and ensure that it is built to withstand Category 5 hurricanes so that it can also serve as a shelter for the community...
Community
BTVI Discusses Partnership with British Costume Institute - Apr 8, 2019 - 11:28:41 AM

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Representatives from the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD) – located in the United Kingdom – recently paid a courtesy call on President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson, for preliminary discussions regarding a possible partnership aligned with BTVI’s Fashion program. CIAD is associated with the Straw Artisans of The Bahamas. Representing Creative Nassau was President, Pamela Burnside...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Governor General officially opens 78th Annual Bahamas Red Cross Fair - Apr 7, 2019 - 4:32:43 PM

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Her Excellency Most Hon. Dame Marguerite delivered remarks at the Bahamas Red Cross Fair on Clifford Park, Saturday April 6.   She is pictured taking Official Tour of the 78th Annual Bahamas Red Cross Fair.  Music was provided by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band and Gerald Cash Primary School's Rake 'n Scrape Band. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)
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