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Historic Nassau at Hillside House paying homage to community and culture - Mar 14, 2018 - 8:48:38 PM

Building and supporting the community is the driving force behind an artistic movement dedicated to celebrating and interpreting Bahamian traditions. This is what will make the Historic Nassau venue at Hillside House – one of the stops along this weekend’s Transforming Spaces (TS) 2018 tour – distinctive and memorable.

The collective imaginations and talents of University of The Bahamas (UB) faculty, staff, students and alumni will transform the space, steeped in history, into an engaging and interactive enclave for live art, literary and musical performances...
Save The Bays fears Oban Energies Refinery ‘could wipe out life as we know it’ in Grand Bahama - Mar 14, 2018 - 2:38:56 PM

Declaring that a proposed oil refinery, storage and distribution facility “could wipe out life as we know it in Grand Bahama”, Save The Bays today became the latest environmental advocacy organization to urge government to quash the deal that has aroused national concern for life, marine and land resources and the country’s reputation.

“Everything about the deal with Oban Energies for a proposed $5.5 billion crude oil refinery, storage and distribution facility sends up red flags,” said Save The Bays Chairman Joe Darville...
Unlikely discovery leads to meeting young girls' needs - Mar 12, 2018 - 12:11:14 PM

A mother’s struggle to provide new undergarments for her daughter, and the discovery that this need affects many, inspired Bahamas Crisis Centre volunteer Phillipa Dean to start The Dignified Girl Project - an organisation that provides young girls ages six to 17 with new undergarments, “free of charge and without discrimination.” As the program prepared for their next distribution cycle, they got a financial boost from CIBC FirstCaribbean. “The original idea was simply to provide new panties and bras every three months,” said Dean...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
4 males rescued at sea in Grand Bahama - Mar 11, 2018 - 10:32:41 PM

Reports are that shortly after 4:00am on Sunday 11th March 2018, police received information from the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association of a vessel in distress. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Marine Section, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, along with Basra, conducted a search in the area of Great Stirrup Cay and located (4) males who were adrift, (3) Bahamians and (1) Honduran. Two adult males are reportedly still missing. The search will continue and police are actively investigating this matter...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Dangerous drugs arrest in Grand Bahama - Mar 10, 2018 - 7:50:12 AM

Officers of the Mobile Division took a male into police custody after he was found in possession of Dangerous Drugs on Friday 9th March 2018.

Reports are that shortly before 10:00pm, officers acting on information went to a business establishment on East Sunrise Highway, where a search was conducted and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. Officers arrested the 25 year old male of Manton Court, Freeport, Grand Bahama...
Supporting those who serve - Mar 9, 2018 - 6:34:26 PM

Consolidated Water Corporation (CWCO) Bahamas, Ltd. recently donated to the Royal Bahamas Police Force Dependants’ Trust, which assists the school-age dependants of police officers who have died or become incapacitated as a result of injuries sustained during the course of duty.

Trust Administrative Assistant Maria C. Johnson said the money will mostly go towards tuition. “School fees are extremely high. A number of these children would not do as well in a classroom of 40, 45 students...
Shaping a vision on the road to success as part of International Women's Day - Mar 9, 2018 - 5:30:06 PM

The girls of P.A.C.E. (Providing Access to Continued Education) were empowered to believe in themselves, have vision, and pursue their dreams in a special talk given in honour of International Women’s Day. The motivational talk, given by CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Head of Human Resources Antionette Turnquest, encouraged them to realize their potential and find success doing what they love. Turnquest also offered practical advice to the young women...
CIBC Women's International Day - Mar 9, 2018 - 10:49:44 AM

From Bridgetown to Basseterre, a corps of professionals and volunteers spread out across communities carrying a message of empowerment and continued progress for women and girls across the region.

Through motivational talks, mentorships, donations, specially organised lunches and giveaways of sweet treats, the various business units of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank joined with various partners across the banks 17 member regional footprint to mark International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th, March, 2018...
Flow recognized as Title Sponsor for the upcoming Flow CARIFTA Games - Mar 9, 2018 - 9:35:31 AM

BTC was on hand for the Official Sponsors Press Conference for the upcoming Flow CARIFTA Games at the end of this month. Vice President with responsibility for Marketing, Marcian Cash said, “We at BTC are proud that our parent company Flow is the Title Sponsor of the Caribbean’s premier junior Track & Field event – The Flow CARIFTA Games. For decades, we have been known for our continued investment in Sports by supporting the Flow CARIFTA Games, which is considered to be the incubator of some of the Caribbean’s greatest athletes. We are looking forward to welcoming our sister countries to a great weekend here on Bahamian soil...
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U.S. Embassy Bahamas gives Woman of Courage Award on International Women’s Day - Mar 8, 2018 - 12:40:49 PM

On March 8, recognized globally as International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy hosted a reception at Liberty Overlook in honor of Fotini “Sam” Tsavousis-Duncombe, Embassy Nassau’s 2018 nominee for the Secretary of State’s Award for the International Women of Courage (WOC).  A cross-section of key contacts attended the event, including the wife of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, President of the Senate, Senator The Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, and other government officials...
Celebrating International Women’s Day! - Mar 7, 2018 - 6:26:32 PM

Two leading charities focused on empowering young women joined forces with regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship among young women.

The activities took place as part of International Women’s Day – celebrated March 8th annually – which recognizes the remarkable strides that have been made towards gender equality, raises awareness of the ongoing struggles of women, and encourages them to continue to #PressForProgress every year...
The JCNP Thanks BTC - Mar 7, 2018 - 11:26:01 AM

Once again, BTC rose to the occasion, providing funding for the Boxing Day and New Year’s Parades. The Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence thanked BTC for its contributions over the years during its annual Junkanoo Ball. Vice President with responsibility for Marketing, Marcian Cash said, “Junkanoo remains the greatest Bahamian cultural expression. Every year, we are amazed by the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into the production of these parades...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: 2 firearms discovered in Grand Bahama - Mar 7, 2018 - 6:24:47 AM

In the first incident shortly before 2:00pm, a good citizen went into the Central Detective Unit Office and handed over to police a .38 revolver. The firearm was reportedly found in the area of Logwood Road.

In the second incident, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information, discovered a black pistol along with (2) rounds of 9mm ammunition in the area of Winchester Circle...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Large quantity of ammunition discovered in Bimini - Mar 6, 2018 - 4:18:07 PM

Excellent work by Police Officers in Bimini, resulted in the discovery of a large quantity of ammunition on South Bimini.

Reports are that on Monday 5th March 2018, shortly after 8:00pm, officers of the Bimini District acting on information, went to a beach area on South Bimini where they discovered buried under the sand in a cooler, (2) black .9mm magazines, (2) 7.62 magazines, (481) 7.62 rounds of ammunition and (1) .40 drum magazine...
BTVI Alumni making waves in the Industry - Mar 5, 2018 - 4:02:50 PM

From her days as a little girl, Nomanique Bain always had a passion for all things beauty. That passion followed her through years of completing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounts to the day she enrolled at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to pursue her studies in Cosmetology.

Nomanique’s father convinced her that with a degree in Accounts, she would always be able to find employment. Little did he know, Nomanique had a plan of her own. She knew that in the end...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Drowning in Abaco - Mar 5, 2018 - 6:28:53 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating an apparent drowning of a male.

Reports are that on Sunday 4th March 2018 shortly before 11:00am, police were called to a local resort in Marsh Harbor, where the body of a caucasian male was reportedly pulled from waters at the rear of the resort.  EMS personnel responded and reported no signs of life. Foul play is not suspected in this matter and police are actively investigating...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: House fire in the Mudd, Abaco - Mar 4, 2018 - 10:31:53 AM

Police, Fire Fighters and other personnel’s are in the Mudd, Abaco, investigating the cause of a major fire that have left many homes destroyed.

Reports are that on Sunday 3rd March 2018, shortly after 1:00am, police received reports of a fire in the Mudd, Abaco. Police, Fire Fighter and other emergency volunteers arrived at the scene. Residence of the area were evacuated...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF GB: Found ammunition discovered by DEU officers - Mar 4, 2018 - 9:49:55 AM

Reports are that on Friday 2nd March 2018, shortly after 11:00pm, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information went to an area on Adventurers Way at an abandoned building and discovered a black cartridge containing (45) .9mm rounds of ammunition and an empty .45 magazine.

No arrest was made in this matter, Police are investigating...
Community : Grand Bahama
Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks explained at Bahamas Legal Roundtable - Mar 3, 2018 - 6:32:09 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - February 20th, 2018, The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts (BFPA) held it's first event, a Legal Roundtable on Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks. The roundtable drew a wide range of support from a broad cross-section of artisans on the island. Attorney Jacy Whitaker, the Director of Legal Affairs for BFPA was the presenter of this informative interactive discussion that took place at Mackey Media Ltd on Retail Street at Grand Lucayan.

Attendees learned the procedures involved in Copyrighting their creative works, protecting their trademarks and what's involved with patents. Additionally, artisans learned the pitfalls of what can happen and has happened to those who do not and did not protect their creative works. In attendance were book authors, poets, songwriters, playwrights, promoters, businesspersons, musicians, artists and students.
Kelly’s House & Home Makes Donation to Bahamas Feeding Network - Mar 2, 2018 - 9:55:44 AM

The ballroom was filled with laughter and music. Accolades, gifts and plaques were showered on long-serving employees of Kelly’s House & Home whose years of hard work helped the once small hardware store grow into the retail success story of The Bahamas. While celebrations continued at the event that brought together several hundred Kelly’s staff members at the British Colonia Hilton, one moment touched the hearts of everyone present.

It was a major donation by Kelly’s President Nancy B. Kelly to the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN), a cheque for $10,000 to aid in the fight against hunger...

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