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RBPF: 2 men are in police custody following a brazen armed robbery in Abaco - Mar 3, 2019 - 4:05:20 PM

Reports are that on Saturday 2nd March 2019 shortly before 10:00pm, two males one armed with a firearm and the other with a knife, entered a business establishment on Don McKay Boulevard, Marsh Harbor, Abaco, where they robbed the cashier of cash and two male customers of cash and personnel items before fleeing on foot.

A short time later and as a result of diligent police investigation, two males ages 24/25 years old both from Coopers Town, Abaco, were arrested and are assisting police with this investigation...
Community
Appeal for Meals on Wheels Programme - Mar 3, 2019 - 2:45:41 AM

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For nearly three decades, Mt Olive Baptist Church Social Outreach Ministries has successfully run a feeding network, providing food to over 130 people in the Bain Town community each week. Each Tuesday, food is distributed to shut-ins, less fortunate residents, or anyone in need of a meal.

The operation is two-fold. Food is distributed on Tuesdays at noon from the church’s Social Outreach Centre, located Augusta St South, directly behind the church, which is on Meadow and Augusta Streets...
Community
High School Author Sierra Stirs Library Cadets to Write - Mar 2, 2019 - 7:00:28 PM

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It was a simple but powerful message 15-year-old children’s books author Sierra Blair delivered to the Library Cadets Programme, writing is something anybody can excel in.

The young author who launched her writing career as a 13-year-old now has two books under her belt in The Books of Roman Series, based on the antics of her baby brother.

The first, Roman & His Mean Family is available in paperback and on Kindle from Amazon, while Roman and The Pink Flamingos is available at the Atlantis Resort and at Ardastra Gardens...
Community
Hundreds Turn Out as BTC turns up speeds in Pinewood Gardens - Mar 2, 2019 - 12:20:42 PM

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BTC recently completed major broadband upgrades in the Pinewood Gardens community. Residents can now take advantage of enhanced broadband speeds and Flow TV. BTC held its signature “Neighborhood Connect” event at the Isaiah Taylor Festival Park on Saturday, February 23rd to officially introduce these new services to the community.

“Neighborhood Connect” is the company’s family oriented community event combining, BTC’s products and services, local vendors, artisans and live entertainment. BTC’s Senior Manager for Advertising, Brand...
Community
GGYA takes Eleuthera - Mar 1, 2019 - 1:29:55 PM

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In its first weekend away expedition of the year, 71 young people in the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) gained knowledge, broadened their horizons and accumulated diverse experiences while hiking the longest island in The Bahamas. Some took the opportunity to explore the shoreline of Eleuthera’s famous Lighthouse Point.
 
“It’s fun to see other beaches, ecosystems and mangrove swamps outside of Nassau since I haven’t been to many islands,” said Dominique Bowleg, a student of C R Walker.
 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama - Operation Stay Steady - Illegal Migrants arrested - Feb 28, 2019 - 3:15:26 PM

Law Enforcement Officers partner together in “Operation Stay Steady”: Law Enforcement officers consisting of Police Officers, Immigration and Custom Officers in Grand Bahama, teamed together in Operation “Stay Steady” that occurred on Wednesday 27th February 2019 and arrested (9) suspects for various offences including Stealing, Possession of Dangerous Drugs...

Officers of the High Rock Police Station Arrest Illegal Migrants: Reports are that on Wednesday 27th February 2019 shortly before 9:00am, a team of officers from the High Rock Police Station, acting on intelligence, proceeded to an area in Felix Slope, High Rock, Grand Bahama, where they arrested (4) illegal Immigrants...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama police investigating Eight Mile Rock armed robbery - Feb 28, 2019 - 9:45:12 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday 27th February 2019.

Reports are that shortly before 9:00pm, a male culprit entered a business establishment in Martin Town, Eight Mile Rock, armed with a firearm and robbed the establishment of cash before making good his escape.

Police are actively investigating these matters...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Police in Grand Bahama investigating building fire in Caravel Beach - Feb 28, 2019 - 9:09:14 AM

Reports are that on Wednesday 27th February 2019 shortly after 3:00pm, Police Fire Services assisted by the Grand Bahama Airport Fire Services, were called to Rachel’s Britannia Mini Mall in the Caravel Beach area, where they met the multi business complex engulfed in flames. The structure is value at $800,000.00 and arson is suspected in this matter.

Police have in custody a female suspect who is assisting police with their investigation...
Community
Bahamas First Donates To Project Read - Feb 28, 2019 - 6:55:55 AM

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Support adult literacy, Bahamas First General Insurance donated to Project Read, a free and confidential programme which uses a variety of methods and a cadre of volunteer tutors to teach adult students how to read. Gary Sweeting, Chairman of Public Relations, Project Read explained, “The purpose of Project Read Bahamas is to enable individuals to acquire the listening, speaking and reading skills they need to solve the problems they encounter in daily life: to take full advantage of opportunities in their environment and to participate fully in the positive transformation of their Society.” Pictured L-R are Sweeting and Kevin Hudson, Business Development Manager, Bahamas First...
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UB Theatre Company's First Critically-Acclaimed Stage Play - Feb 27, 2019 - 5:45:02 PM

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The University of The Bahamas (UB) Theatre Company first theatrical production, The Colored Museum debuted on Tuesday, 26th February 2019. Written in the late 1980s by African American playwright George Costello Wolfe, the eleven vignettes that make up the play explore themes of racism, stereotypes, intra-community conflicts in black culture, and the ongoing legacy of slavery and segregation. The Colored Museum remains culturally relevant to The Bahamas and to the wider Black diasporic experience...
Community : Grand Bahama
34th Annual HSGB Dog Show takes place Saturday, March 2 - Feb 27, 2019 - 9:30:19 AM

The 34 annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) Dog Show will take place on Saturday, March 2 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm at the Humane Society Grounds on Coral Road.

Some of the categories have been changed and they have combined a few. There will be fun stuff for kids, including face painting and cotton candy.

Don't have a dog to enter? The HSGB will help you choose a shelter dog to enter.
Community
BOIPB Scholars encouraged to strengthen Family Island Communities - Feb 26, 2019 - 5:45:27 PM

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The Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board (BOIPB) is urging University of The Bahamas (UB) students who are the beneficiaries of its endowed scholarships to envision their place in the distinct and dynamic economics of the Family Islands.  

The 11 students were the specially invited guests of the BOIPB during its first Directors and General Membership Meeting of 2019 held recently at Baha Mar.
BOIPB Executive Director Kerry Fountain noted that the meeting presented a valuable opportunity...
Community
Health Walk held in Bain Grants Town - Feb 26, 2019 - 12:34:58 PM

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The Bain Grants Town Advancement Association held a successful health walk on Saturday, led by community Nurse Larrie Ferguson. The topic: Measles, Dengue and Scabies Prevention. This is the first in a series of walk-abouts designed to provide access to health information to residents, while allowing them the opportunity to raise questions they may have to a health professional.

Streets covered included Hutchenson, Finlayson, Eneas and Augusta Streets, Bain Town...
Community
Technical training considers country’s ‘backbone’ - Feb 25, 2019 - 3:58:26 PM

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Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd feels technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is the “most critical need in the country.”

“Were it not for technicians, society would come to a halt,” said Minister Lloyd recently at TVET Day at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

“It is regrettable that as the foundation of any society that TVET is seen as a discount in the minds of people,” he noted...
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Minister Lanisha Rolle Hosts Meeting with Abaco Representatives - Feb 24, 2019 - 2:53:45 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle (fourth left) held an informal breakfast meeting in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on February 22, 2019, with cultural and government representatives to discuss various topics related to her Ministry.  Among those present for the discussions included the following representatives from New Providence: Executive Director of Culture Rowena Sutherland, Junior Junkanoo National Coordinator Henry Higgins, Junkanoo icon Percy 'Vola' Francis, and Co-Chairpersons of the National Junkanoo Committee Kishlane O'Brien and Dr. Dwight Marshall...
Community : Grand Bahama
Unwind & Unplug Yoga Retreat with David Bowen at Gold Rock Beach - Feb 23 - Feb 22, 2019 - 1:26:53 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Treat yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating Yoga escape on Grand Bahama’s GOLD ROCK BEACH this Saturday, Feb. 23.

Call 374-5577 or 727-0085 for tickets and details.

Spaces limited 🦋 - Note that Morning session has already been sold out...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigate armed robbery - Drug seizure - 112 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers - Feb 22, 2019 - 9:00:34 AM

Armed robbery incident: Police on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a two males responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Thursday, 21st February, 2019. 

According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, a male while at his residence Lumumba Lane, when he was approached by two men, one armed with a firearm, who robbed him of a black I-Phone 7 Plus..

Drug seizure report: Police, with assistance from the public have recovered a considerable amount of Suspected Marijuana, on Thursday 21s, February 2019..
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police on Cat Island are investigating the death of an adult male - Feb 22, 2019 - 8:00:40 AM

Police on Cat Island are investigating the circumstances surrounding the
death of an adult male, Thursday, 21st February, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, police were called to a residence in the settlement of The Bluff, after a male was found unresponsive in a well on the property...
Community
3rd annual Bahamian Exchange set for March 8 - Feb 21, 2019 - 12:02:41 PM

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The 3rd Annual Bahamian Exchange is scheduled for March 8, 2019 at Queen's College Geoffrey Brown Auditorium.

Features represent history, politics and community, business, education, religion, sports, personal triumph and more.

Speakers include: Sir Arthur Fouikes, Camille Barnett, Alfred Sears, Samuel Moss, Min. Felicia Archer, Renbert Mortimer, Nancy Kelly, Hon. Travis Robinson, Arlene Nash, Ramon Miller, Dr. Desiree Cox, and Darron Turnquest...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
One dead, three in hospital in latest Nassau shooting - Feb 21, 2019 - 8:00:14 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating a multiple shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday, 20th February, 2019, which has left an adult male dead and a female and two males detained in hospital.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, a group of persons were sitting on the porch of a home on Lightbourn Avenue, when they were approached by an armed man who opened fire in their direction hitting four of them...

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