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Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas Donates Snorkeling Gear to BREEF - Jul 31, 2019 - 1:45:08 PM

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Stuart Cove Dive Bahamas made a generous donation of snorkeling equipment, including thirty sets of masks, snorkels, fins and snorkel vests, to the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF). This equipment will be put straight to use in the third and final summer BREEF Sea Camp 6-9th August in New Providence.

Michelle Cove noted that “Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas is pleased to continue supporting BREEF with their snorkeling programs and environmental awareness”.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Alleged drowning has left a 20 year old male dead - Jul 29, 2019 - 8:00:03 PM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an alleged drowning
that has left a 20 year old male dead.

Reports are that on Monday 29th July 2019 shortly after 4:00pm, police were called to Lovers Beach in Hepburn Town, where it was reported that two males were riding a jet sky, when they lost control. One of the males swam to shore but the other never made it...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigating death - Stabbing incident - Jul 29, 2019 - 8:25:52 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult male Sunday, 28th July, 2019.

According to reports, shortly before 5:00pm, police responded to Sea Breeze Drive off Beatrice Avenue, Sea Breeze Estate, where a male was found unresponsive, with an injury to the head. Paramedics were called to the scene and a short time later confirmed that the male was deceased...
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CompTIA Rep Speaks to Certification Opportunities - Jul 27, 2019 - 3:30:49 PM

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Second-year students of the government’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) summer youth program at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently received additional information about the opportunities available in the information technology (IT) world from Director for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Latin America and Caribbean division, Leonard Wadewitz.

Mr. Wadewitz spoke on the importance of CompTIA certifications. CompTIA is a leader in the IT industry worldwide, issuing professional certifications. As a part of the ICT program, the students will be sitting several CompTIA certifications including A+ and Network+...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates traffic fatality - Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered - Jul 25, 2019 - 6:45:07 AM

Police investigates traffic fatality: Police on New Providence are investigating a traffic collision which occurred Thursday, 25th July June, 2019 which left an adult male dead...


Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered: Police have taken an adult male into custody, Wednesday 24th July, 2019 after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition...
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LCIS Grade 3 Students Donate Wheelchairs to BAPD - Jul 22, 2019 - 2:32:30 PM

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At Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) the International Baccalaureate (IB) inquiry-based curriculum allows for students at all ages to undertake in-depth exploration of concepts in a variety of different themes. At the end of the school year, the Grade 3 students embarked on an inquiry about simple machines and how they make lives easier. During this investigation, the students realised that a wheelchair is a machine that continues to make life easier for many, especially children with disabilities...
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GBPA Conchman Triathlon makes donation to the Freeport Rugby & Football Club. - Jul 22, 2019 - 9:20:55 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Freeport Rugby Football Club (FRFC) was delighted and thankful for a recent donation provided by the GBPA Conchman Committee of funding for new uniforms (kits), training equipment, and tents for the new season starting in September. Having just finished another successful Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp the much-needed tents will provide shade for the eighty children who attend their annual camp.

Rob Speller, President of the FRFC, said “We are very grateful for the donation by the Conchman Triathlon Committee and are thrilled to have new kits for all our junior programs. We try to make all our programs as affordable as possible and donations...
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Bahamas Girl Guides New Building Project a step closer to completion - Jul 20, 2019 - 8:06:28 AM

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The completion of stage one of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association’s new headquarters moves one step closer to becoming a reality with a gift of $10,000 from Commonwealth Bank. The current historic buildings have been inadequate, for some time, the building project has been an objective of the Association for many years.

This project will help to facilitate and progress the programs of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association’s 2300 members from around The Bahamas and host sister Guides from around the world. Dr. Gail Saunders...
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BTVI teams up with Cisco to empower future innovators - Jul 19, 2019 - 12:30:26 PM

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The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently joined a list of other countries encouraging girls and young women to consider educational and career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

A one-day Girls Power Tech conference sponsored by Cisco was held at the BTVI New Providence and Grand Bahama campuses. Cisco is a worldwide leader in IT, networking and cyber security solutions...

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ALIV Takes Lead as First Corporate Sponsor of Plastic Ban Campaign - Jul 18, 2019 - 11:15:59 PM

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The Ministry of Environment & Housing announced today that telecommunications network provider, ALIV, is leading the charge as the first corporate sponsor of the Plastic Free 242 campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the proposed national single-use plastics ban that will take effect on January 1, 2020, across The Bahamas. The “4-bidden Four” single-use plastic items that will be banned from importation as of that date are plastic bags, Styrofoam containers and cups, plastic utensils and plastic straws. The release of balloons into the air will also be made illegal on this date...
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BTVI students land Canadian scholarships - Jul 18, 2019 - 4:20:17 PM

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For the 10th consecutive year, the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has partnered with the Canadian government to award its students with study abroad exchanges.

Six BTVI students will be headed to Canada during the 2019-2020 academic year on Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships. 

BTVI’s Dean of Student Affairs, Racquel Bethel, who has played a key role in the partnership since its inception, said the sturdy relationship speaks volumes.
Community
Op-Ed by Rodney D. Smith, Ed.D: Providing access to education for all Bahamians - Jul 18, 2019 - 2:28:39 PM

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My father died when I was very young leaving my mother to raise four young children all on her own. By the age of 11, just like my older siblings, I too had to find work to make ends meet. I packed groceries at a nearby Winn Dixie after school and on weekends. This was a tough time for the family without my dad, but we did our best.

When it was time to graduate from St. Augustine’s College, I was determined to become the first person in my family to go to college. I applied to St. John’s University and they accepted me provisionally and even gave me a partial scholarship...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Alleged Drowning in Abaco - Jul 17, 2019 - 5:50:18 PM

Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm, an American female, a home owner in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, while swimming with her two grandsons in waters on Gilliam Bay Beach, Green Turtle Cay, was reportedly caught in a rip current. Persons nearby rescued the two boys and the victim who was brought to shore. CPR was administered to the female by local residents...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police are investigating the discovery of a female body found in a vehicle - Jul 17, 2019 - 12:20:00 PM

Reports are that on Wednesday 17th July 2019, shortly after 8:00am, police were called to a business establishment on East Beach Drive where the body of a female with stab wounds was discovered in the trunk of a vehicle. Emergency Medical Personnel were called to the scene and reported no signs of life.

Police are aggressively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist with this investigation, to contact them at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police involved shooting – Firearm and illegal drugs recovered - Jul 17, 2019 - 10:20:12 AM

Police are investigating a shooting incident on New Providence, Tuesday 16th July, 2019, which resulted in an adult male being shot and a firearm recovered. 

According to reports, shortly before 8:00pm police officers were on patrol in the south eastern part of New Providence, when they observed two men in a blue Honda vehicle...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Nassau: Police investigate alleged drowning on the island of Eleuthera - Jul 17, 2019 - 10:09:00 AM

Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigation an alleged drowning Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.   

According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, a group of young men were walking along the water’s edge in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, when they decided to jump into the water.  One of the men, when he surfaced, called out for help, but became submerged a second time...
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BTVI Fashion Students set to design outfits for Beauty Queens - Jul 17, 2019 - 9:00:32 AM

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The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Miss Bahamas Universe (MBU) organization to have BTVI’s fashion students design and create outfits for contestants of the 2019 pageant.

BTVI’s fashion students were the ones who courageously approached MBU and pitched the idea of having them create designs for this year’s pageant. The students will construct the Avant Garde attire as well as the A-line island handprint cocktail dresses for the contestants’ motorcade...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: structural fire investigation - 153 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers - Jul 16, 2019 - 5:00:31 PM

Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a fire which destroyed a portion of a home and claimed the life of an adult male Tuesday, 16th July, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, Fire Service Officers responded to a call of a building fire at Sunlight Village off East Street...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates apparent suicide - Jul 15, 2019 - 7:30:25 AM

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a juvenile male who was discovered in a home Sunday, 14th July, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, police officers were called to a home on Faith Avenue north of Carmichael Road, where a male was discovered unconscious, hanging from a rod in a closet. Paramedics were called to the scene and transported the juvenile to hospital where, a short time later he was pronounced dead... 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police investigates boating accident on Exuma Island - Jul 15, 2019 - 6:20:13 AM

Police on the island of Exuma are investigating a boating accident, Sunday, 14th July, 2019 which has left an adult American male detained in hospital. 

According to reports, shortly before 5:00pm, a tour boat was sailing in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, when the captain felt something hit the rear of the boat. He and others made a check of the water and discovered a male with injuries to his hand...

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