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Waterkeepers Bahamas urges Government not to shorten closed Season for Grouper - Oct 5, 2017 - 4:28:18 PM

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Waterkeepers Bahamas today expressed alarm over government’s announcement it was considering a plan to shorten the closed season for Nassau grouper, a critically endangered species already threatened by over-fishing and climate change.

“The Bahamas is one of the few places in the world where the Nassau grouper still survives,” said Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham. “The species is on the IUCN Red list because it is critically endangered. It has been wiped out by overexploitation in far too many places where it was once plentiful and one of the reasons that it survives in The Bahamas...
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Never too Early to ‘Walk for the Cure’ - Oct 5, 2017 - 9:57:56 AM

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Four hundred plus early morning risers jostling for front line position were etched against the night sky as a voice proclaiming, “Walk for the Cure” signaled the start of the 6th annual CIBC FirstCaribbean cancer awareness fundraiser Sunday morning, October 1.

Participants started arriving at 6:00 a.m. for registration and for the warmup exercise session with Regina Smith of Energy Fitness Bahamas. Dawn had not yet broken when the 400 plus walkers and runners set off at 6:30 a.m. from the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre on West Bay Street. There were prizes to be won for runners and walkers in the long route to Sandals Resort or to the closer Melia Resort and back...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Shooting victim dies in Hospital - Oct 4, 2017 - 7:15:26 PM

Police wishes to confirm that a man who was shot at Ida Street on Sunday 17th September 2017, died in hospital early this morning.

According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm on Sunday 17th September 2017, the victim along with another male were driving in a vehicle on Ida Street, when they were approached by two male occupants of a gray Chrysler vehicle armed with a handgun, who shot the victim before speeding off...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police seize gun and drugs in house raid, 3 in custody - Firearm seized - Oct 4, 2017 - 7:03:52 PM


Police seize gun and drugs in house raid, 3 in custody:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Southeastern Division Officers took three adult males into custody following the seizure of a firearm and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 4th October 2017...

Firearm seized: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Firearm Tracing and Gang Investigations Unit seized an illegal gun off the streets of New Providence, shortly after 3:00pm on Thursday 3rd October 2017...
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Ministry of Education: Schools to close early due to World Teachers' Day - Oct 5th - Oct 4, 2017 - 4:43:31 PM

Please be advised that in recognition of the United Nations International World Teachers' Day, all public schools will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday 5th October, 2017. Parents are kindly asked to collect children from school premises at this time...
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Sandals Royal Bahamian and Sandals Foundation rally to donate supplies to Irma evacuees - Oct 4, 2017 - 4:04:51 PM

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Like a lot of their countrymen, the team members at Sandals Royal Bahamian sprang into action organizing the purchase and collection of hurricane relief supplies for the displaced inhabitants of our southeast islands.

The Sandals Foundation, charitable arm of Sandals Resorts International, purchased much needed personal hygiene supplies which were received by Pastor Matthew Sweeting and his team at New Providence Community Center...
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Bahamas First Sponsors Saxon Superstars Junkanoo Group - Oct 4, 2017 - 3:56:01 PM

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Bahamas First General Insurance Company will continue its multi-year sponsorship of The Saxons Superstars Junkanoo group, a partnership formed several years ago.
 
Group President and CEO for the leading insurer, Patrick Ward, shared, “Our head offices are literally adjacent to the home of the Saxons Superstars. We believe in investing in the local community and in supporting Bahamian culture. While the art of Junkanoo hones the creativity and innovation of its participants, it also involves fine tuning leadership and teamwork competencies among other valuable disciplines.”
 
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BTVI students create costumes of bygone era - Oct 4, 2017 - 12:28:01 PM

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Fashion students of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) are getting the opportunity to display their talents under the bright lights at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.

Guided by chair of the Fashion department, Kathy Pinder, the students are participating in their first theatrical design project inclusive of costumes for the plays Othello and Once on this Island...
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Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Donates $50,000 to help fight cancer - Oct 3, 2017 - 5:04:53 PM

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Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) on Monday donated $50,000 to four cancer groups to help fight cancer.

The Cancer Society of The Bahamas, the Cancer Society of Grand Bahama, the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group each received $12,500 this year.

Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB) together make up Race Weekend.

The funds raised from the two-day event are used to create public awareness about cancer, house Family Island patients as they undergo cancer...
Community : Grand Bahama
BTC on board for McClean's Town Conch Cracking Festival 2017 - Oct 3, 2017 - 12:22:03 PM

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This October holiday weekend, McClean's Town will come alive with the sights and sounds of the annual Conch Cracking Festival; in East Grand Bahama. BTC has once again partnered with the organizers to ensure that patrons are able to capture and share the moments as they happen, with fast-paced and free Wifi at the event. This year's Conch Cracking competitors will vie for a year's worth of bragging rights as well as a Floating Trophy sponsored by BTC. In addition, BTC representatives will be on site on October 10th providing a fully branded BTC experience for all Patrons.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF: Police warn against irresponsible use of social media - Oct 3, 2017 - 10:10:38 AM

In light of the growing trend of false posts on social media about murders and other serious crimes, which in some cases caused panic our communities, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is appealing to members of the public to be more responsible while online.

More recently, social media sites such as Facebook and the popular “What’s App” messenger platform were being bombarded with various stories of multiple murders and armed robberies which were unfounded...
Bahamas Weather
Severe Weather Warning Issued for Abaco - Oct 3, 2017 - 12:22:30 AM

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 12:20AM EDT UNTIL 5:20AM TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ABACO AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 12:13AM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING WESTWARD TOWARDS ABACO...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF: Police renew appeal for wanted murder suspect 25 – year old Perry Pickering of Nassau - Oct 2, 2017 - 10:40:08 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Police are renewing their appeal for 25 – year old Perry Pickering of Dorsette Alley who is wanted for questioning in connection with a number of recent murders.

Pickering, who frequents the Dorsette Alley community of Bain Town is a dark brown male, slim build and about 5’ 8 to 5’ 10” in height.

Pickering is considered to be armed and dangerous. Police advise the public not to approach him. Instead, contact police immediately with any information.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: DEU seize illegal gun and drugs in home raid, male and female in custody - Oct 2, 2017 - 10:23:32 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers, took an adult male and an adult female into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun and a quantity of dangerous drugs on Monday 2nd October 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Major’s Alley off Williams Lane, Kemp Road, where they uncovered a .9 – millimeter pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition...
Community
RBC Sponsors $20,000 to UWI Research Day 2017 - Oct 2, 2017 - 12:51:34 PM

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In partnership with The University of The West Indies, UWI, RBC sponsored $20,000 in support of Research Day2017.
 
“On behalf of the leaders and employees at RBC Royal Bank, we congratulate the coordinators of the 11th annual Research Day of The University of the West Indies Bahamas, (School of Clinical Medicine and Research). The theme, Weight Challenges in The Bahamas- Are we the Biggest Losers? is an important and relevant one. We commend you for this focus as a nation can only be as healthy as its citizens...
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BTVI top in regional IT certification exams - Oct 2, 2017 - 12:14:29 PM

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The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) was recently recognized as the single largest consumer of Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) exams in the Caribbean and Latin America, in addition to obtaining the highest results of over 40 testing centres.

CompTIA is a leader in the Information Technology (IT) industry worldwide, issuing professional certifications.  BTVI has over 300 students taking CompTIA exams annually...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Weekend island wide anti-crime operation nets 36 arrests - 7 arrested, 11 drivers ticketed - Oct 2, 2017 - 9:58:46 AM

Weekend Island-wide Anti-Crime Operation nets 36 arrests: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, police conducted an island wide anti-crime operation over the past weekend that saw large contingents of police officers from the Uniform Divisions fan out across New Providence...

7 arrested, 11 drivers ticketed:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Shooting Victim dies in hospital - Oct 2, 2017 - 12:51:17 AM

Police are searching for a male responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 1st October 2017.

Reports are that, shortly before 3:00am, a man had just pulled up in his vehicle at his home located on Marshall Road, when a male armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons
RBPF: Missing Woman found dead in North Cat Island - Oct 2, 2017 - 12:16:14 AM

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Police in Cat Island are reporting the discovery of a lifeless body of a woman believed to be that of 74 - year-old Janice Mildred Kessinger, a United States Citizen residing in North Cat Island, who was reported missing on Saturday 30th September 2017.

According to reports, around 12:00noon on Sunday 1st October 2017, police in Cat Island acting on information went to a bushy area in north Cat Island where they found the lifeless body of an adult Caucasian female believed to be that of missing woman Janice Mildred Kessinger with injuries to the body. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene...
Community
A decade of giving- Sunryse partners with RBC for 10th Annual Shred Day on october 12 - Oct 1, 2017 - 6:49:43 PM

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On Thursday October 12, 2017, Sunryse Information Management in partnership with RBC Royal Bank will host its 10th annual Sunryse Shred Day. Starting at 7:00 a.m., the document management company will collect and shred free of charge a maximum of 100 lbs of confidential documents per person participating in the event. In turn, Sunryse will donate $1 for every 10lbs of shredded paper to the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support group. Event cosponsors RBC Royal Bank will match this amount up to $1000.

Shred Day began as a way for Sunryse to educate the public on the importance of protecting confidential information...

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