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Cancer Awareness in The Bahamas finds support on Crowd funding - Jun 17, 2017 - 3:39:23 AM

The epidemic-like figures of breast cancer throughout The Bahamas are staggering. In an attempt to lower these figures, a new initiative will be launching later this Summer 2017 by C.U.R.E, on the crowd funding website Indigogo, which seeks to help raise awareness about breast cancer, whilst also helping to raise funds to support the great work of The Cancer Society of the Bahamas.

Launching by BEACH BY JEWEL, a luxury brand of swimwear, the crowd funding campaign is offering a jewellery collection of fine and exclusive bracelets and pendants made of pearls and gemstones, sterling silver, white and rose gold. For each bracelet sold on crowd funding, the brand commits to donate $25.00 to
the Cancer Society of The Bahamas...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Male body found in waters at Potters Cay Dock - Jun 16, 2017 - 5:49:42 PM

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man found dead in waters at the Potters Cay Dock on Friday 16th June 2017.

According to reports shortly after 10:30am, police received a report of a body of a male submerged in the water at the eastern end of the Potters Cay Dock. When police arrived on the scene they met a male body submerged in the water. The lifeless body of a male was retrieved from the water and taken to shore where he was pronounced dead...

POW! Food Truck Makes a Business Case for Mobile Brunch Service - Jun 16, 2017 - 4:26:39 PM

Local event planner and self-described foodie, Xavia Rolle always had a thing for breakfast. In fact, as a college intern in the University of Houston’s School of Hotel & Restaurant Management, she worked the breakfast assembly line at a Hilton-hotel property, whipping up custom omelettes for customers.

Fast-forward to today, the owner of POW! (Pancakes, Omelettes and Waffles) Food Truck is bringing a unique taste experience to Nassau by introducing a new twist to mobile food service. Launched in February, the brunch on-demand business that caters to private functions and local festivals has grown organically to include pop-up brunch locations throughout New Providence...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Abaco Road Traffic Department on recent delays - Jun 16, 2017 - 2:25:50 PM

The Road Traffic Department wishes to apologize for recent delays in the registration of public service franchises in Abaco.

The Department has deployed additional staff to the Abaco office, who will work to resolve all issues in the shortest possible time.

The Department apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

Community : Grand Bahama
Over 100 Florida High School Volunteers Give Back in Grand Bahama - Jun 16, 2017 - 2:01:26 PM

This past week from June 10 to 14th, over 100 Florida high school students who just recently graduated came to Freeport to celebrate their graduation; however, they did more than just celebrate.

Over the course of four days from 10 am-2 pm each day the students volunteered through the Bahamian nonprofit Lend a Hand Bahamas who coordinated with the YMCA in Freeport and the Grand Bahama Children's Home to assist in projects including painting, cleaning, and debris removal.

The students were brought to The Bahamas through a travel company called S-Trip!
Community : Service Organizations
BNT Holds Snake Handling Workshop - Jun 16, 2017 - 1:54:54 PM

Of the 12 snakes that are found in The Bahamas, all are harmless to humans and under serious threat from habitat loss and indiscriminate killing.

Photos and videos abound on social media showing Bahamians killing snakes, often with a sense a pride as if that is the best way to deal with them.

In addition to the threat from humans, snakes like the Bahamian Boa, Pygmy Boa, Bahamian Racer and Blindsnake must also face the constant attacks of non-native animals like dogs and cats...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: 22 arrested in Overnight Police Operation - Jun 16, 2017 - 10:35:29 AM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, police intensified their island-wide assault on crime Wednesday night with an operation led by the Selective Enforcement Team.

The anti-crime operation is aimed at suppressing crime in a number of areas and to send a clear message to those responsible for committing criminal acts on members of our communities that the police will proactively identify them and ensure that they are prosecuted and brought to justice.
‘Stunned’ Rolle receives Pompey Scholarship - Jun 15, 2017 - 3:30:38 PM

Third time’s a charm as Run for Pompey - October 6 to October 8 -  welcomes new sponsors and partnership with National Family Island Regatta

A senior at L N Coakley High School in Exuma became the second recipient of The Pompey Scholarship this week, with ambitious plans to study in Canada this fall and return to Exuma as a primary school educator.
Demi Rolle, whose favourite subjects include English and history, will join her friend Troyann Forbes, the first winner of this scholarship, at Acadia University on the Canadian east coast...
Health Professions Council (HPC) Expand their Horizons - Jun 14, 2017 - 10:19:38 AM

The Health Professions Council (HPC) is in the process of expanding their horizons by introducing 30 additional health professions to their present list which consists of:Acupuncture Therapy, Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Chiropody and Podiatry, Chiropractic, Clinical Psychology, Dietetics and Nutrition, Emergency Services Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Occupational Therapy, Optometry and Opticianary, Physiotherapy and Respiratory Therapy, and Radiography.

The new listing of health professions under consideration can be found on the HPC website at www.bahamashpc.com under the “New Professions” page. Persons practicing in these fields are urged to contact the HPC to obtain further information and to provide necessary assistance...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
American visitor drowns in Abaco - Jun 14, 2017 - 1:00:21 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a 54 year old American visitor on Tuesday 13th June 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 1:00am, the body of a male was discovered in water near a residence in Eastern Shores, Marsh Harbor, Abaco. Foul play is not suspected in this matter, however an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Investigation will continue...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Bahamian jet-ski operator in custody for sexual assault of a Canadian woman - Jun 13, 2017 - 12:54:48 PM

A male jet-ski operator is in custody assisting police with their investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a Canadian woman that occurred on Monday June 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:30pm, the male jet-ski operator offered the Canadian woman a ride at Cabbage Beach and took her to Athol Island off Paradise Island, where he is alleged to have sexually assaulted her. The male jet-ski operator then returned the woman to Cabbage Beach and the matter was reported to the police.
Community : Grand Bahama
Hurricane Preparedness Benefits with Alternative Energy - Jun 13, 2017 - 9:53:31 AM

The future of solar power in Grand Bahama requires increase dedication about alternative energy products.

During an appearance on the Focus Forward radio show hosted by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Heath Kemp, owner of Solar Up Bahamas informed listeners about solar power and alternative energy.Kemp explained, "Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity." The Bahamas experiences 310 days of sunshine annually and nearly 8 hours of sunlight each day.Kemp confirmed "Our natural environment makes The Bahamas, particularly Bahamian businesses & homes, ideal locations to use solar power...

Community : Service Organizations
Lyford Cay Foundations honours 4 longstanding board members - Jun 12, 2017 - 11:15:30 PM

Lyford Cay Foundations recently recognized long-standing board directors Catharina Birchall, Frank Crothers, Nancy Kelly and Loretta Rogers for their extraordinary service and philanthropy over the past 20 years.

Illustrating their commitment to and love for The Bahamas, these four directors have given more than 100 years of service collectively to Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. and The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation.

Their work has been critical to ensuring that nearly $50 million has been invested in the Bahamian people and The Bahamas over the past 48 years...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Hon. Elsworth Johnson speaks at Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise meeting - Jun 12, 2017 - 10:19:27 PM

The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise welcomed the newly appointed Minister of State for Legal Affairs, The Honourable Elsworth Johnson to deliver remarks at their meeting on May 24th, 2017 at the British Colonial Hilton. Minister Johnson’s inspiring presentation focused on his hope for the future of the Bahamas and shared his appreciation for the talent and potential of young Bahamians and the need to continue to be inclusive and supportive.

The final meetings leading up to the close of our year will reiterate the message and spirit of the Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise and celebrate the accomplishments of our club and its members. We were delighted by Min. Johnson’s honesty and candor as he illustrated how the Rotary...
Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board Funding Endowed Scholarships at UB - Jun 12, 2017 - 6:57:36 PM

The Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board (BOIPB) is collaborating with the University of The Bahamas (UB) to build capacity for skilled human capital as the bedrock for robust economies in the Family Islands.

BOIPB is contributing $550,000 to establish the Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board Endowed Educational Fund at UB to increase access to university education for students in Abaco, Acklins, Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Harbour Island, Long Island and San Salvador. These are the islands on which the BOIPB has member properties...
Scotiabank Sponsors the Duke of Edinburgh Cup Semi-Finals - Jun 12, 2017 - 1:13:21 PM

In keeping with Scotiabank’s commitment to the future leaders within our community, the Bank is proud to announce its bronze sponsorship of the 17th Annual Duke of Edinburgh Cup Semi-Finals for another consecutive year.

“Scotiabank has sponsored this charity golf tournament for years. The Governor General’s Youth Award Programme, which benefits from the tourney, is one of those awesome organizations committed to helping young people reach their full potential and deserves our full support,” said Maxine Seymour, Manager of Sponsorships and Philanthropy at Scotiabank...
Aliv offers Baptists attending convention 20% discount - Jun 12, 2017 - 12:58:57 AM

As the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention held its 82nd annual session which wrapped up just days ago, Aliv, the Bahamas' newest telecommunications company, made its presence felt, offering an additional 20 per cent discount to all Baptists attending the sessions.  The discount was offered on top of any existing promotional packages presented by Aliv, which made it an excellent time for members to consider signing up.

Senior Aliv Partner Carl Momplaisir made a presentation on behalf of the company to the scores of Baptist members who attended the sessions, which were held under the theme: "The Militant Church - No Retreat, No Surrender".  Mr. Momplaisir fully supported the theme, stating that even in the corporate world, the theme is timely and a good reminder to always operate from this mindset that does not settle for less...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau: Man dead after crashing into tree - American in custody after sexual assault of a woman - Jun 11, 2017 - 11:54:54 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a traffic accident at has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Sunday 11th June 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 8:00pm, a man was traveling on West Bay Street in a 2007 Hyundai vehicle accompanied by a male passenger, when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree. The two men were taken to hospital where the male passenger succumbed to his injuries. The driver condition is listed as stable. Investigations are ongoing...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Break-in at Bahamas Customs warehouse near LPIA - Jun 11, 2017 - 9:52:08 PM

Police are investigating a break-in at Bahamas Customs warehouse located near the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

The incident is alleged to have occurred between 6:00pm on Saturday 10th June 2017 and 8:00am on Sunday 11th June 2017. The perpetrators used excessive force to gain entry into the building. The entire building was ransacked and at this time it is unknown if anything was stolen...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Rolle and Nottage arraigned in court for murder - Jun 11, 2017 - 8:59:02 PM

Police are please to report that two men will be arraigned in court at 11:00am on Monday 12th June 2017 on two separate murder charges:

The men are:

A 28 – year old man of Balls Alley for the murder of Livingstone Rolle, that occurred at Oakra Hill on Monday 5th June 2017.

Wanted murder suspect Ronald Nottage of Summer Street for the murder of Valdrice Bowleg that occurred on Peter Street on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

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