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Deltec Initiatives Foundation Establishes Family Island Scholarship at UB - Aug 24, 2019 - 7:00:25 AM

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The Deltec Initiative for Scholarship & Education has established a scholarship tenable at University of The Bahamas to provide academic financial assistance to young Bahamian students from the Family Islands who possess extraordinary scholastic talent and require financial assistance to enable them to pursue a tertiary education.

On Wednesday, 21st August 2019, Mrs. Tanya Carey, Chief Financial Officer of Deltec Bank & Trust Limited and Director of the Deltec Initiatives Foundation, announced the partnership during the signing of an MOU for the Deltec Initiatives Foundation Scholarship Award...
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Dermal Distributions Provides Scholarship & Mentorship for BTVI Students - Aug 23, 2019 - 10:42:06 AM

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Dermal Distributions has provided Esthetics scholarships to two students to study at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI). The scholarship will cover application fees, tuition, uniform, books, tools, a Dermalogica product kit and mentorship throughout the program.

The recipients are Dereka Bain and Chandira Wright.

With this scholarship, Dermal Distributions Chief Executive Officer and President, Sarah Beek, hopes to raise the quality of estheticians and massage therapists in The Bahamas...
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University of The Bahamas announces appointment of Ombudsman - Aug 22, 2019 - 9:20:24 PM

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University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Ms. Marisa Mason-Smith as the first Ombudsman for the institution and in The Bahamas.
 
In this role, Ms. Mason-Smith will, through consulting, mediation and negotiation, provide impartial, neutral, and confidential third party assistance to students, faculty, staff and administrators seeking dispute resolution. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, Ms. Mason-Smith will formulate...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigating shooting incident that has left an adult male dead - Aug 22, 2019 - 10:05:19 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Wednesday 21st August, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, a group of men were sitting on the stairway of an apartment complex at Martin Close off Cowpen Road, when they were approached by a man armed with a firearm, who opened fire in their direction injuring one of them, before running away...
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GBPA sponsors ten youth to attend Bahamas Cryptochicks Youth Blockchain Hackathon Conference - Aug 22, 2019 - 9:30:16 AM

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The Grand Bahama Port Authority is always pleased to support initiatives that help to develop the youth of Grand Bahama Island and by extension The Bahamas. With the rapid advancement of new technology in today’s society, we believe that education is one of the main factors that contribute to our country’s success as we strive to stay abreast of worldwide evolving technological trends. We are excited to sponsor ten brilliant young minds from Grand Bahama to attend the first Bahamas CryptoChicks Youth Hackathon Conference in Nassau on Friday, August 23rd, 2019...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons
RBPF Missing juveniles: 16 yr. old Roshanda Dean and 15 yr. old Bengy Calixte both of Nassau, Bahamas - Aug 22, 2019 - 9:06:16 AM

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Police are seeking the public’s help in locating two juveniles who were reported missing by family members.

Missing are:

Roshanda Dean, age 16 years of Lincoln Boulevard. Dean was last seen at her residence on Friday, 9th August, 2019....

Also missing is: Bengy Calixte age 15 years of West Avenue. Calixte was last seen at his residence on 19th August, 2019...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA Summer Employment Program Empowers GBI Youth - Aug 21, 2019 - 4:11:39 PM

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The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has conducted an ongoing summer student employment program for many years which provides Grand Bahamian high school and university students with the opportunity to experience real, hands-on work within the corporate world. GBPA began this program with the intent to create a structured environment where young people are able to learn valuable information from top business professionals. The program, which commenced in May and ends in August of each year, includes three, four-week long sessions; ensuring that GBPA includes the highest number of participants possible...
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BTC delivers on its commitment to MOE - Aug 21, 2019 - 12:35:02 PM

BTC proudly delivered on its promise, presenting 2,500 tablets to the Ministry of Education to support its smart schools’ initiative. The company is also delivering on its commitment to provide robust and secure broadband connectivity to one hundred and twenty-seven schools in thirteen islands across the country...
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Friends of Radio Personality Vanessa Clarke will host “Plead My Cause” Benefit Concert - Aug. 25th - Aug 21, 2019 - 10:00:49 AM

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A number of the country’s top gospel recording artists will come together this coming Sunday August 25th 2019 beginning at 6:00PM at the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church to host a benefit concert in aid of award winning gospel artist Vanessa Clarke’s medical fund. The event which is being held under the theme “Plead My Cause” is being organized by a number of Vanessa’s friends from the media and gospel music industry. Vanessa was recently diagnosed with a neurological disorder and is in need of financial assistance to cover her medical expenses. She has to travel abroad to see a team of specialists and her medications have to be imported because there are no known pharmacy in the country that stock them.

Vanessa started her career in journalism at the Tribune in 1998 as a reporter. She then moved to the Nassau Guardian where she worked for almost ten (10) years ending her tenure there as Lifestyle Feature Editor...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Police investigates armed robbery - Aug 21, 2019 - 9:00:44 AM


Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Tuesday 20th August, 2019, which left an adult male in hospital.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm a man was at a home on Commonwealth Boulevard, Elizabeth Estate, when he was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who shot multiple times about the body before running away. The injured man was transported to hospital and is presently listed in critical condition...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the country’s latest homicide - Armed robbery - Aug 20, 2019 - 10:00:00 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Monday, 19th August, 2019 which has left two males dead and a female with injuries.

According to reports, shortly before 11:00pm, a group of men were sitting in a yard on Maple Street, Pinewood Gardens, when they were approached by three armed man who opened fired in their direction, injuring two of them and a woman, who was inside the home, before running away... 
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BTC Partners with the Annual Police Summer Youth Camp - Aug 19, 2019 - 3:09:43 PM

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BTC partnered with the Royal Bahamas Police Force as it hosted its 25th annual Summer Youth Camp. The company’s iVolunteer team participated in a number of activities in New Providence and the Family Islands.

Senior Manager for Public Relations, Indira Collie said, “Our teams enjoy helping to build better communities in whichever way we can. We are grateful for the support of our iVolunteer team and happy for the opportunity to partner with the Police Force’s annual Summer Youth Camp...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Jet ski accident - US Citizen arrested for failing to declare - Aug 19, 2019 - 10:00:14 AM

Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Sunday 18th August, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00am, a man was at Lysander Road, Stapledon Gardens, when he was approached by three men, one armed with a firearm who robbed him of a blue Nissan Note license #AS6690...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered - Aug 18, 2019 - 8:20:07 PM

Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the man responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Saturday 17th August, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a woman was sitting in her vehicle on Yamacraw Beach Drive, when she was approached by an armed man who robbed her of a cell phone and her blue Nissan Note license #AT9621...
Community : Grand Bahama
Bahamas Waterkeepers welcomes Chinese counterparts for cultural exchange - Aug 18, 2019 - 6:00:14 PM

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For millennia, all of earth’s living things have depended on water for its survival. Up to 71 percent of the world’s surface is covered in water, it exists in the air, in the soil and even in the human body which is up to 60% water. According to research, however, only 3 percent of the earth’s water supply is drinkable which makes water conservation all the more important.

Already known across the country for its efforts to protect and improve local water systems, Waterkeepers® Bahamas, is part of a global organization dedicated to ensuring that the world’s water supply is protected. As part of its efforts, the group has formed countless partnerships with environmental groups both locally and abroad...
Community
Serving together to end hunger - Aug 16, 2019 - 9:40:40 AM

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They donned hairnets, aprons, gloves and warm smiles – their mission – to feed 3,500 people!

Twenty staffers of CIBC FirstCaribbean recently teamed up with the Bahamas National Feeding Network to take part in their national feeding programme.

The partnership between the BFN and CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Special Loans, Corporate and Investment Banking units was a result of the bank’s Adopt-A-Cause programme, which encourages staff to identify community projects...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearms and ammunition recovered - Aug 16, 2019 - 8:49:10 AM

Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the man responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Thursday, 15th August, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, three males and a female were sitting on the park in Colony Village when they were approached by a male armed with a firearm...
Community
Family island students get second chance with STEM camp scholarship - Aug 15, 2019 - 9:40:04 PM

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This summer BETA Camp (The Bahamas Engineering and Technology Advancement Camp) hosted their 6th annual STEM-based program, providing primary, junior and high school students the opportunity to experience hands on education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Cloud Carib came on board as a Silver sponsor providing special funding for five lucky students from the Family Islands.

The scholarship recipients received a pleasant surprise upon learning they were selected to attend the camp held in Nassau this month. The local cloud computing company provided five scholarships to secure the admission and travel costs for family island students like Davanno Gibson...
Community
BETA Camp partners with Sun Oil to promote engineering careers - Aug 15, 2019 - 4:00:58 PM

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Students gain exposure to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) during week-long interactive summer camp with funding provided by Sun Oil Limited, a Shell licensee.

The Bahamas Engineering and Technology Advancement (BETA) Camp brought together students interested in STEM related careers. BETA Camp was co-founded by engineers Trenicka Rolle and D’André Wilson-Ihejirika...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robberies - Aug 15, 2019 - 9:39:08 AM

Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the men responsible for three recent armed robberies.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 1:00pm on Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 man was walking on Fire Trail Road, when he was approached by two armed men, who forced him into a red Honda Accord car and drove him to Cowpen Road...
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