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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Cocaine seized at Lynden Pindling Airport - Two men arrested in stolen vehicle - Firearm and drugs seized - Mar 19, 2017 - 12:41:28 PM

Cocaine Seized at Lynden Pindling Airport - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers along with K – 9 Unit officers are reporting the seizure of a large amount of cocaine at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Saturday 18th March 2017.

Reports are that around 6:30pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers along with K – 9 Unit officers, during a routine cargo examination conducted a search of an unclaimed suitcase...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Woman robbed in her home on London Ave, Nassau - Mar 19, 2017 - 12:05:20 PM

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating two men responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday 18th March 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 3:00pm, two men armed with a handgun entered a home located on London Avenue, where they robbed a woman of a Rolex watch and cash before fleeing on foot.

Investigations are ongoing...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Suspects Arraigned for rape, armed robbery, and shooting death in Bimini - Mar 18, 2017 - 9:19:01 PM

Two suspects were hauled before the Magistrate Court in Grand Bahama on Thursday 16th March 2017, one for the shooting death of a male in Bimini and the other for armed robbery and rape that occurred in 2015.

Greg Israel Pinder age 42 years of Easter Avenue was arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2 on Rape and Armed Robbery charges. He was not required to enter a plea and was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until trial (Preliminary Inquiry) on Tuesday 23rd May 2017...
Community
Nassau couple win new Chevy Spark from NMC - Mar 18, 2017 - 8:28:01 PM

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The winners of Nassau Motor Company’s 77th anniversary 'Sweetheart Deal' drawing were handed the keys to their free Chevrolet Spark recently.

Herman and Cheryl Russell bought a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze from NMC earlier this year. The purchase made them eligible for the drawing for a ‘Sweetheart Deal’ car giveaway.

"The Cruze was the sixth car the Russells have bought from us over the years,” said  Director/ Operations Manager Rick Lowe. “It was a pleasure for us to reward them with a free vehicle..."
Community
Eleuthera’s Centre For Training And Innovation Showcase Their First Year’s Accomplishments - Mar 17, 2017 - 4:40:00 PM

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Eleuthera, Bahamas – Proactive steps to reverse a high employment rate that reaches up to 70% in some areas, strengthen a workforce that is largely unskilled, and decrease a poverty rate that is a little over 20%, are strong commitments embraced by three non-profit organizations.

The creation of the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI), through a partnership with One Eleuthera Foundation and The South Eleuthera Mission, is a catalyst for helping to reverse those trends and positively impact the small island state of Eleuthera. In just 13 months...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise celebrates 30 years of women in Rotary - Mar 17, 2017 - 3:41:25 PM

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Prior to 1989 the constitution and bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary club membership was for males only. However on May 4th 1989 the US Supreme Court ruled that Rotary clubs may not exclude women from membership on the basis of gender.

The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a “watershed moment” in the history of Rotary and the vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow for the admission of women into Rotary clubs...
Community
Bahamas National Sailing School hosts 5th annual 'Art for Sail' - Mar 17, 2017 - 2:29:07 PM

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The Bahamas National Sailing School (B.N.S.S.) are hosting their fifth annual art show, 'Art for Sail', on Saturday, March 25th at Goodfellow Farms, Mount Pleasant from 2pm - 8pm. There will be a great line up of talented artists and craftspeople from across The Bahamas showcasing their work and donating a generous percentage of sales to the B.N.S.S..

The sailing school, which is totally self-funded, relies on fundraising events such as this to maintain it's year-round program in which children from all walks of life can learn and enjoy the skill of sailing. Some of the proceeds also go towards the costs involved in sending some of our top young sailors to represent The Bahamas at international events worldwide...
Community
Bahamas Kennel Club Dog Show: March 17-19 - Mar 17, 2017 - 9:09:08 AM

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The Bahamas Kennel Club Dog Show returns March 17th (agility only), 18th and 19th, 2017 to Nassau, New Providence.

Dogs will be judged on Conformation, Obedience, Rally and Agility

Dogs compete in breed, obedience, rally, and agility classes to become Bahamian champions, get titles and ultimately win, Best in Show.

All friendly dogs are welcome... dogs do not need any special training to enter the show .. they just have to be able to walk on a lead...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Corrections officer found hanging in cell at Elizabeth Estates Police Station - Mar 17, 2017 - 1:15:12 AM

Her Majesty's Coroner, Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez, is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a male officer from the Bahamas Department of Corrections, who died while in lawful custody for a domestic incident on Thursday, 16th March, 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 11:00 am, police officers discovered the man hanging in a cell at the Elizabeth Estates Police Station. Life saving procedures was immediately done by healthcare officials from the nearby clinic and EMS personnel responded to the station where life saving procedures continued while the man was transported to the hospital...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Murder suspect to appear in court Friday - Drug arrest on Palm Beach St. - 2 firearms & ammo seized - Mar 17, 2017 - 12:06:30 AM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, a man was arrested on Wednesday 15th March 2017, after police found a quantity of dangerous drugs in a vehicle he was driving.

According to reports, around 10:30am, Mobile Division officers were on routine patrol on Palm Beach Street, when a white Maxima motorcar being driven by the man was intercepted.

The vehicle was searched and 160 small packages of marijuana were found. The man was taken into custody in connection with the seizure...
Community
Antique Auto Show “Celebrating Cars and Kids” - Mar 16, 2017 - 5:56:54 PM

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As the date for the 30th  Anniversary  Antique Auto Show & Cook-out approaches, the business community continues to show support for the Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas (AACB). The community is influenced by the Club’s track record for quality shows and, especially for the charitable nature of the club’s efforts. The Show is set for this Saturday, March 18th from Noon to 6:00 pm at Arawak Cay, under the theme “Celebrating Cars and Kids.” 

In keeping with its focus on helping underprivileged children, this year’s beneficiary is the Zion Children’s Home in Eleuthera. Past President Peter Armstrong explains, “A few years ago we decided to try and expand some of our charitable giving outside of Nassau. Thus far we have reached needy organizations in Abaco, Cat Island and now, Eleuthera...
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas Ntl. Trust facilitates Migratory Bird Tracking System - Mar 16, 2017 - 12:32:12 PM

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An advanced wildlife tracking system was installed at Andros recently to monitor the behaviour of migratory birds as part of an international research effort.

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System (Motus is latin for ‘movement’) uses automated radio telemetry to track animals affixed with radio transmitters.

The project was facilitated by the Bahamas National Trust as part of ongoing research into the endangered Piping plover - ashore birdthat migrates from North America to the Bahamas and Caribbean in winter...
Community : Grand Bahama
BTC Partners with Organizers of Dog Days ½ Marathon - Mar 16, 2017 - 8:23:55 AM

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Now in its third year, the Annual Dog Days Half Marathon has encouraged Runners from across the island of Grand Bahama to take to the streets in promotion of a more active lifestyle. Since the start, the initiative has also attracted marathon enthusiasts from around the world and has received tremendous support, with last year’s event attracting over 400 runners.

This year’s event slated for March 25, 2017 continues the tradition offering runners the opportunity to participate in the classic Half, 10K, 5K and One Mile Fun Run but also opened the event up to high school students and welcomed BTC as one of its major sponsors...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Suspect in Nassau Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Surrenders to Police - Mar 15, 2017 - 1:37:01 PM

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Police are pleased to report that 25 – year old Jason Cleare of Faith Gardens, who was being sought in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred driver on Saturday 18th February 2017, turned himself into officers at the Police Traffic Department on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00pm on Saturday 18th February 2017, a man was riding his motorcycle on Hibiscus Road off Farrington Road, when a blue Honda vehicle collided with him and failed to stop. The victim was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday 19th February 2017...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police investigate 2 shootings - Man arrested for drug possession - Mar 15, 2017 - 12:50:24 PM

Police are investigating two separate shooting incidents that have left two men detained in in hospital on Tuesday 14th March 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 9:00pm, a man showed up to hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was treated and detained in stable condition.

Then shortly after 10:00pm, two men were fighting on East Bay Street that led to a man standing in the area being shot. The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition...

Community : Grand Bahama
Solomon’s Donation Adds to Book Count at Sir Jack Hayward Library - Mar 15, 2017 - 12:17:19 PM

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In an effort to grow the current book selection at the Sir Jack Hayward Adult Library in Grand Bahama, Solomon’s recently made a cash donation to provide one month’s supply of reading materials.

Renea Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the company said the gift is a part of Solomon’s commitment to backing community-focused organizations as they contribute in a positive way. “We know the value of knowledge and the importance of reading and so when we were approached by the library’s Executive Director, Mrs. Geneva Rutherford, there was no hesitation on our part to give,” Bastian explained...
Community
Antique Auto Club’s 30th Anniversary Show this Saturday - Mar 14, 2017 - 11:13:07 PM

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The 30th anniversary of the annual Antique Auto Show takes place this Saturday, March 18th at Arawak Cay in New Providence. The Show will start at Noon and go through to 6:00pm.  Supporting this years event is Rubis Bahamas.

“The Club offers sincere thanks to Rubis for helping commemorate our 30th Anniversary Auto Show and Steak-Out.”

The Club expects another large turnout of both vintage cars and trucks and interested spectators. There will be a Bouncy Castle for the kids, and the popular art competition, open to 5 – 15 year olds... 
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber president calls for cooperation from stakeholders to grow economy - Mar 14, 2017 - 2:50:56 PM

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Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) President Mick Holding served as a guest speaker at the 19th Annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook, held Thursday, March 9 at the Grand Lucayan. During his presentation, Holding discussed Grand Bahama's potential for economic growth, explaining that cooperation between the GBCC, Grand Bahama Port Authority and Ministry for Grand Bahama is paramount to attracting Bahamian and foreign investors to the island.

The new GBCC president acknowledged that conditions on Grand Bahama differ drastically today from when the island was affectionately called the "magic city", but expressed optimism that the economy and everyday life across the island could be revitalised...
Community
Students of the Month Acknowledged at Doris Johnson Senior High - Mar 14, 2017 - 2:19:35 AM

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Students at Doris Johnson Senior High School were challenged with three words; success, choice and reach at its Honour Roll and Student of the Month ceremony.

BTC’s Senior Manager for IT, Dr. Jonathan Ford was the keynote speaker for the event. Tenth grader, Janea David, Jayden Fritz from the eleventh grade and Cadmus Innis from the twelfth grade were recognized for their efforts. Dr. Ford encouraged students “To give it all that you’ve got every day...
Community
CWCO Donates to C.V Bethel Senior High School Science Seminar - Mar 13, 2017 - 3:28:13 PM

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Under the theme “Enlightening Minds to Make Sense of Science” the recent C.V Bethel Senior High School’s Science and Technology Seminar attracted 150 students scheduled to take Biology, Chemistry or Physics in the upcoming Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) exams. At the event, which was sponsored in part by Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (CWCO), the students took mock exams to enable them to get the best results possible. In-house competitions for prizes kept the day fun and challenging.

Mr. Bryan Russell, CWCO General Manager, said the company decided to sponsor the school’s seminar because they understand the importance of science and technology in society...

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