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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police Investigates Plane Crash – Staniel Cay, Exuma - May 20, 2019 - 4:30:01 PM

Police are investigating a plane crash which occurred Monday, 20th May, 2019 at Staniel Cay, Exuma.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, Police on Staniel Cay, Exuma received a report that a plane had crashed at the airport. Upon arrival at that location, Officers discovered that a white 402 Cessna twin engine aircraft Registration CH6AAL had crashed into a chain link fence as it attempted to land. No one was injured....
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Sorbet company gets over $150,000 in funding through Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre - May 20, 2019 - 12:10:18 PM
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The Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has assisted another small business with accessing capital. Shiver, a local sorbet and ice-cream brand, received access to $100,000 in loans from Royal Bank Bahamas (RBC), $50,000 in equity  investments from Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund and $11,600 in grant funding from the Government of The Bahamas.

Founders and CEOs of the company, Melissa Darville and Elvis Percentie, described the news as exciting and another reason to be grateful...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Stabbing Incident has left a male hospitalized - May 20, 2019 - 8:50:44 AM

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

Reports are that on Monday 20th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am,  a male reported that while at Taino Beach, he and a male who is known to him, where involved in an altercation, the male then produced a knife and stabbed him to the abdomen...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police are investigating 2 Shooting incidents that has left 2 males with injuries - May 18, 2019 - 9:00:47 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male with injuries.

Reports are that on Saturday 18th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am, a male reported to police that while at a business establishment on Queens Highway, he was involved in an altercation with another male who then produced a handgun and shot him several times to the body. He was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle and seen by doctor. He is listed in stable condition...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Grand Bahama Police captures wanted fugitive and uncovers firearms - May 17, 2019 - 9:05:30 PM

Reports are that on Friday 17th May 2019 shortly after 3:00pm,  a team of officers in Abaco, acting on intelligence, went to an area in Murphy Town and discovered in bushes (16) packages of suspected marijuana, (7) .40 rounds of ammunition, (6) .38 rounds of ammunition, (108).45 rounds of ammunition, (2) .45 hollow tip rounds of ammunition, (35) .45 brass rounds of ammunition and (1) .45 magazine, altogether totaling (158) live rounds of ammunition...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco: Shooting Incident has left a male with injuries - May 17, 2019 - 5:18:55 PM


Reports are that on Friday 17th May 2019 shortly  before 11:00am, an argument ensued between two males while in the Pigeon Peas community, when one of the males withdrew a handgun and shot the other male several times about the body before fleeing the scene. The male victim was taken by private vehicle to the Abaco Health Centre and is said to be listed in stable condition.

Police are actively investigating this matter...
Community
Ardastra rescues, rehabilitates wildlife in distress - May 17, 2019 - 12:21:19 PM

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It takes roughly five minutes and some prompting for the American kestrel – a small, colorful falcon –to realize its free.
 
Discovered two weeks ago flapping around on the ground, a do-gooder brought the young bird to Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre believing it to be lacking the flight and survival skills that it would have been taught by its parents had it not fallen from its nest.
 
“Ideally you want these birds to stay in their natural ecosystem. Not all of them are going to survive but that’s part of nature. We want to let nature do the picking and choosing as much as possible,” said Bonnie Young, Ardastra’s animal curator.
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BTVI and US officials discuss Fulbright program - May 17, 2019 - 10:34:34 AM

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the United States Department of States’ Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Caroline Casagrande, recently paid a courtesy call on President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson.

The visit came a day before it was announced that the Fulbright program would be reinstated for Bahamian students. The program which promotes international goodwill through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture and science, was introduced to The Bahamas in 1996...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drug Arrest - May 17, 2019 - 8:35:38 AM

Reports are that on Thursday 16th May 2019 shortly after 8:00pm, a team of officers of the Eight Mile Rock Division, acting on information, went to an unoccupied building on Fire Hydrant Corner, Pine Dale, Eight Mile Rock, where they discovered in the ceiling two clear plastic bag containing 2.68 lbs. of suspected marijuana with a street value of $2,400.00. A 32 year old male was arrested and taken into police custody...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police on the Island of Bimini make significant discovery of dangerous drugs and firearms - May 15, 2019 - 9:50:03 PM

Reports are that on Wednesday 15th May 2019 shortly after 12:00pm, police on the island of Bimini, acting on intelligence, went to a beach area just off Queens Highway, Alice Town, Bimini, where they discovered buried in the sand dune, (2) packages containing suspected marijuana, (4) packages of suspected cocaine, (1) 9mm pistol with (7) .9mm ammunition, (1) magazine, (1) Glock .9mm pistol with (21) .9mm ammunition and (1) extended magazine...
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EARTHCARE participates in worldwide events to end captive whale and dolphin programs - May 15, 2019 - 1:30:58 PM

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On May 11th 2019, Concerned citizens across the globe gathered for the 7th Annual Empty The Tanks Worldwide event.  Thousands gathered in solidarity to bring awareness to the plight of captive whales and dolphins during this annual event, which spanned over 70 event locations across 25 countries.

EARTHCARE volunteers manned an information station in Freeport, Grand Bahama, to educate the public about captive whale and dolphin programs.  Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE, a former Dolphin Trainer shared her experiences and is adamant that dolphins can’t be kept happily in captivity...
Community : Grand Bahama
Conchman continues to support local sports programs - May 15, 2019 - 11:00:19 AM

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As the longest standing triathlon in The Bahamas, the Conchman Triathlon is continuing to use its annual profits to support young athletes and local programs in the community.  Presenting a donation to the GB Sailing Club was Conchman Chairman, Christopher Baker. “We are pleased to support the sailing club,” he noted. “They are a club involved with Youth sport on the island run by volunteers. We are pleased they are using the funds to purchase much needed equipment, and will continue to assist our  committee by providing volunteers following our swimmers on kayaks to help in any distress and/or course needs.” Dave Otterbein, Sailing Director GB Sailing Club,  thanked the GBPA Conchman Committee for the generous donation...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Grand Bahama police are investigating an alleged drowning that has left a male dead - May 15, 2019 - 10:40:01 AM

Reports are that on Tuesday 14th May 2019 shortly after 9:00pm, police were called to Portacall Drive, Bahama Terrace near the canal, where they discovered a white truck submerged under water. Officers of the Police Marine Section with assistance from a private vessel and crew, hoisted the vehicle out of water and recovered the body of a lifeless male. 

Investigation will continue into this matter, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police in Abaco arrest two males after they were found in possession of dangerous drugs - May 15, 2019 - 9:30:31 AM

Reports are that on Tuesday 14th May 2019 shortly after 10:00pm, police in Abaco, while armed with a search warrant, went to a residence in Government Subdivision, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, were they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. Two males occupants were arrested and taken into police custody.

The estimated weight of the suspected marijuana is 1.6lbs with a street value of $1,600.00...
Community : Grand Bahama
BTC Grand Bahama JA Company Sweeps Awards Banquet - May 14, 2019 - 3:00:31 PM

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BTC’s Grand Bahama Junior Achievement company, “BTC B.O.S.S.” (Bold Outstanding Successful Students) took top awards at the local J.A. Banquet. J.A. President, Ketora Clarke was awarded Most Distinguished Achiever and Most Outstanding President.

Ketora Clarke commented, “This program was truly a blessing for me this year. I placed third in the speech competition, I’ve met so many people, I got top grades in the J.A. exam and I was awarded President of the Year and Most Distinguished Achiever! I can truly say that I've gained a lot in just this one year...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Murder suspect to be charged - Police investigates shooting incident - May 13, 2019 - 9:00:29 AM

Murder suspect to be charged: Police are pleased to announce that an adult male will be formally charged in Magistrate Court at 12:00 noon on Monday 13th May, 2019 in connection with a homicide investigation.

A 42 year old male will be arraigned on a charge of murder, in connection with the death of Antoine Barron Roberts, who was killed on 3rd May, 2019 at Hospital Lane...

Police investigates shooting incident: Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Sunday 12th May, 2019 which has left an adult male in hospital.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an armed robbery that occurred overnight - May 12, 2019 - 9:30:14 AM

Armed robbery: Reports are that on Sunday 12th May 2019 shortly after 1:00am, police were called to a residence in Queens Cove, where it was reported that two armed males entered a home and robbed a male occupant of personal items and cash before making good their escape...

Significant arrest in the northern district: Officers of the Northern District inclusive off Grand Bahama and Abaco, in the past twenty four hours made a number of arrest of person wanted by the Magistrate Court for outstanding warrants in New Providence and Grand Bahama...
Community
Transforming Spaces donates to Lend A Hand Bahamas - May 11, 2019 - 5:30:11 PM

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Transforming Spaces (TS) has announced that its 15th anniversary Art Tour entitled “SUSTAIN: I Have A Dream – I Am the Dream - We are the Dream” was a resounding success, having transported close to 300 patrons over the April 6 weekend to visit five art galleries (D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Doongalik Studios, Hillside House, The Current at Popop Studios, and the University of The Bahamas), together with allowing them to view their Dream Wall of Respect Mural project in Lewis Street, as well as Atlantis’ Marina Village Art Walk.

“Our 15th anniversary year has achieved various goals,” stated Treasurer and Master Artist, Antonius Roberts. “When we started this art tour event in 2004, we wanted to expose the best in Bahamian art and artists to the local population, as well as to establish a strong enough foundation for the next generations of artists to build upon.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF wanted: 41 year old Nigel Jamal Forbes aka “Guy Fawkes of Grand Bahama - May 11, 2019 - 12:26:23 PM

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Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 41 year old Nigel Jamal Forbes aka “Guy Fawkes” of no known address. 

He is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for ATTEMPTED MURDER and is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous. 

He is described as standing at 6’ in height, weighing 169 lbs. with dark brown complexion and is average built. 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates apparent suicide - Illegal firearm recovered - May 10, 2019 - 5:30:00 PM

Police investigates apparent suicide: Police are investigation the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult female whose body was discovered on Friday 10th May, 2019. 

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, police officers were called to a residence on Falcon Crest, Eastern Estate, where a female was discovered unresponsive, with visible injuries to her body...

illegal firearm recovered :According to reports, shortly after 8:00pm Thursday, 9th May, 2019, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers were on patrol on Kemp Road and Williams Lane when they observed two men standing near a track road...

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