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BTC shares ‘Water for Monique’ with Eva Hilton Primary - Dec 6, 2017 - 11:40:07 AM

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Second grade students got a real treat when the BTC Limitless Reading tour stopped at Eva Hilton Primary School. BTC brand ambassador and noted recording artist Nehemiah Hield read the book, “Water for Monique”. BTC launched its reading tour to share the importance of reading at an early age with children. The program will continue for the remainder of the school year, where the tour will visit schools throughout the Family Islands...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm seized, 1 man arrested - Illegal firearms recovered - Firearms licensing office new operating hours - Dec 5, 2017 - 1:13:04 PM

Illegal firearm seized, 1 man arrested:Police has taken an adult male into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Monday 4th December, 2017...

Illegal firearms recovered:Shortly after 4:00pm on Monday 4th December, 2017 Anti-Gang and Firearms Officers acting on information went to a Community Park on McKinney Avenue, Stapleton Gardens...

Firearms licensing office new operating hours: The Royal Bahamas Police Force Firearms Licensing Office on University Boulevard will be open to the public from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
BAIC made donation to the Exuma Farmers Association - Dec 4, 2017 - 2:06:13 PM

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Executives of BAIC made a donation to the Exuma Farmers Association at the Fish and Farm Store, Produce Exchange, Potter's Cay Dock on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Pictured from left: Gaylord Ingraham, BAIC Assistant General Manager; Troy Sampson, BAIC General Manager; Miriam Emmanuel, BAIC Chairman; Patrick Dwyer, Exuma Farmers Association and Vermon Lockhart, Store Manager, Fish and Farm Store. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates traffic fatality - Illegal firearm seized, 4 men in custody - Dec 4, 2017 - 11:16:06 AM


Police investigates traffic fatality:
Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident that has left two males dead on Sunday 3rd December, 2017.  According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, police were called to a traffic accident that had occurred on Corridor #7 in the area of the Government High School, involving a black 2007 Honda car and a black motor cycle. Both vehicles were extensively damaged...

Illegal firearm seized, four men in custody:
Police in New Providence arrested four (4) males for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition on Monday 4th December, 2017.  Reports are that shortly after 2:00am, Central Division Officers were on patrol on East Bay Street when they observed four men standing in a parking lot acting suspiciously...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates traffic fatality - Firearms licensing office new operating hours - Dec 3, 2017 - 12:15:59 PM

Police investigates traffic fatality:
POLICE in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident that has left an adult male dead on Sunday 3rd December, 2017. 

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, police received a report of fatal accident at Eastern Road and Johnson Road...

Firearms licensing office new operating hours: The Royal Bahamas Police Force Firearms Licensing Office on Thompson Boulevard will be open to customers from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm until further notice...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco: Shooting incident - Dec 3, 2017 - 11:50:44 AM

Police in Abaco are also investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 11am, officers while on mobile patrol in the area of Don McKay Blvd were alerted to gunshots being heard in the area, upon making further inquiries, officers discovered that a male was shot to the leg...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama & Abaco: 3 persons die in two separate traffic accidents - Dec 3, 2017 - 11:48:08 AM

Police in Grand Bahama and Abaco are investigating two traffic accidents that has left three persons dead on Saturday 2nd 2017.

In the first incident, shortly before 9am, police in Grand Bahama were called to a traffic accident that occurred on Frobisher Drive and Hearne Lane, involving a white 2006 Ford F- 150 truck and a 68year old female pedestrian...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Suspects shot by police, firearm recovered - Illegal firearms seized, 5 persons in custody - Another firearm seized - Dec 2, 2017 - 1:00:53 PM

Suspects shot by police, firearm recovered
: According to reports, shortly after 1:00am on Saturday 2nd November, 2017 Police Officers were in the area of a bar on Tonique Williams Darling Highway when they observed two men standing near a silver vehicle and engaged in an altercation with other persons. One of the men who was in possession of a firearm, pointed it in the direction of the persons gathered and fired a shot. Officers being fearful for their lives and those of other by standers engaged the men, who got into the vehicle and sped off. ..

Illegal firearms seized, 5 persons in custody: Police in New Providence arrest four males and one female in two separate incidents for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition on Saturday 2nd December, 2017...
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BNT 2017 Christmas Jollification Arts and Crafts Festival - Dec 1, 2017 - 8:33:06 PM

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The BNT’s Christmas Jollification could hardly have been more jolly as near record crowds, approximately 8,000, turned out for the two-day one night event at the BNT’’s Retreat Garden on Village Rd., Nov. 17-19. A “Jolli” vibe filled the garden setting at the BNT Retreat, created by live music and festive cocktail samples from Bristol Wines & Spirits, main sponsor of this important fundraiser for the Bahamas National Trust.  

“It’s a major fundraiser for the Trust and it gets the Christmas Spirit soaring each year in our Mistletoe Lounge,” says Carlynn Sands, Retail Marketing Manager for major all-time sponsor Bristol Wines and Spirits.
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BTVI Partners help build new Media Tech Program - Dec 1, 2017 - 4:21:20 PM

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Commonwealth Brewery Limited and Cable Bahamas Limited have partnered with the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to further develop its new Media Technology program.

The program, which began this fall, provides students with the skills needed to obtain careers in radio production, tv production, camera operation, radio control room procedures and other related occupations...
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BTC supports tertiary aspirations of Grand Bahama Youth - Dec 1, 2017 - 10:06:28 AM

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Long committed to the advancement and education of Bahamian Youth, The Bahamas Telecommunications  Company (BTC) participated in Grand Bahama Island's annual College fair which took place on November 19, at the Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium. The fair gave students from across the island an opportunity to preview tertiary institutions from the United States and Canada. It was also an opportunity for BTC to provide a unique perspective on the opportunities available for young Bahamians within the company and within the field of communications as a whole. Students are pictured here fielding questions from members of #TeamBTC including Gerren Cartwright, Shawn Bowe, and Melvin Rolle...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau - Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery - Illegal gun seized, 2 males in custody, stolen vehicle recovered- 122 drivers ticketed - Nov 30, 2017 - 9:35:42 AM

Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery:
Police are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

Shortly after 6:00pm, police received information that a man and a woman were on a beach in western New Providence when they were approached by two males armed with firearms who held them up and robbed them of a black 2013 Kia Sportage jeep license # AP1962...

Illegal gun seized, 2 males in custody, stolen vehicle recovered: Proactive Policing has led to another illegal firearm being taken off the streets of New Providence on Wednesday 29th November, 2017...

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Hyatt Community Grant awarded to Gentlemen’s Club - Nov 29, 2017 - 2:09:57 PM
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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is proud to announce that a local organization, The Beautillion Committee Gentlemen’s Club, has been awarded a 2017 Hyatt Community Grant in the amount of US $5,000.00. It is the first organization in The Bahamas to receive the award and is one of only 31 non profit organizations from around the world to be awarded in 2017.

The civic, non-profit organization was established twenty-six years ago by Dr. Judson and Mrs. Marcheta Eneas through the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity of the Delta Lamda Boule. The Beautillion Committee Gentlemen’s Club is promoted in high schools to help male students from 16-18 years old develop a positive self identity...
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Kingdor's National Parkinson Foundation holds 7th Annual Speech Competition - Nov 28, 2017 - 1:02:45 PM

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The Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation held its 7th Annual Speech Competition at the British Colonial Hilton under the theme, "The Gift of Sharing." Thirty eight schools throughout the Bahamas accepted the invitation to take part in the speech competition and those who advanced in the preliminaries competed on Sunday 19th November in front of excited family and friends and Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of the Prime Minister, who brought remarks on his behalf. The junior and senior topics this year were as follows: "Parkinson: "Persistence, Preservation and Power ...find your strength and defeat Parkinson's diseases."...
Community
The dollar that could invests in Bahamian Culture - Nov 28, 2017 - 10:00:35 AM

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Investing in the community and culture is paramount to the growth and development of any country.

The Bahamas Striping Group of Companies through its charitable organization, The Dollar That Could Project, recently donated ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) to The Roots Junaknoo Group to assist them in their preparations for the upcoming 2017 Boxing Day, and 2018 New Year’s Day parades...
Community
BTC matches public's donation to NEMA” - Nov 28, 2017 - 9:39:48 AM


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BTC presented NEMA with a $2,000.00 cheque representing the public’s donation and the matched funds from the company. Immediately following Hurricane Irma, BTC initiated a text-to-donate campaign themed “Each One Reach One”. Here customers were able to text the word “donate” to a short code to make a donation of $1.00 towards relief efforts.

Just under $1,000.00 was raised by the public and BTC matched the donation. Interim CEO, Dexter Cartwright said, “Hurricane Irma left a huge path of devastation, especially in the Southeast Islands...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama - Stabbing incident - Nov 28, 2017 - 9:04:29 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left two females hospitalized.

Report are that on Monday 27th November 2017 shortly after 8:00pm, police were called to a business establishment at the International Bazaar, upon arrival officers were informed of an altercation which resulted in two females receiving stab wounds about their bodies...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons
RBPF Grand Bahama Missing person: 15 year old Ashleigh Alana Swann - Nov 27, 2017 - 6:07:29 PM

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Police in Grand Bahama need the public’s assistance in locating 15 year old Ashleigh Alana Swann aka “Ash” or “Lana Jay” of #62 Bruce Avenue and #26 Maxim Court, Ponce De Leon Drive, Grand Bahama. She is described as standing between 4’10” and 5ft, slim built, weighing 110 lbs. with medium brown complexion. She was last seen on Thursday 23rd November 2017 leaving her residence on foot at #62 Bruce Avenue wearing her Sir Jack Hayward School uniform.

If you have any information regarding Ashleigh Swann or if you know of her whereabouts, please contact the police in Grand Bahama at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru 12 (Central Detective Unit ), 911/919 ( Police Emergency)...
Community
WSC Promotes Academic Excellence Among Staff - Nov 27, 2017 - 5:03:18 PM

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For Erica Johnson, the road to attaining her CPA was years in the making. In 2014, she began the process toward becoming a Certified Public Accountant in hopes of expanding her base of knowledge but also with the intent of advancing her position within the Water & Sewerage Corporation.

“At Water and Sewerage, it has been our goal to attract the brightest minds that our country has to offer and to ensure that we provide our employees with access to the necessary education and training programs that can propel them and by extension the corporation to new heights”...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police searching for armed robbery suspects - 11 arrested by mobile division - Nov 27, 2017 - 11:00:41 AM

Police searching for armed robbery suspects: Police are searching for two males responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Sunday 26th November, 2017.  

Reports are that shortly before 1pm, two men, one armed with a handgun entered a local Web Shop on Cowpen Road and robbed the cashier of cash before fleeing in a silver vehicle...  

11 arrested by mobile division: Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of eleven (11) persons during the past 24 hours...

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