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One Eleuthera Foundation founder recognized for Sustainable Tourism at the Caciques - Apr 21, 2017 - 3:16:35 PM

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On April 8, 2017 The 17th Annual Cacique Awards recognized Shaun Ingraham of the One Eleuthera Foundation as the Winner for their Sustainable Tourism Award.

Shaun Ingraham is the cofounder of the One Eleuthera Foundation.

With a major seed investment from concerned citizens, residents, visitors and The Nature Conservancy, OEF was developed to implement concepts set out in A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera. This plan was developed in 2010 as a response to the proposed large scale development of the beautiful Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera...
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BTC Helps C.H. Reeves Imagine The Possibilities - Apr 21, 2017 - 12:36:06 PM

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Students at C.H. Reeves were honoured today their top students in a special mathematics assembly.

BTC PR Manager, Indira Collie stated that, “We are so proud of the students at C.H. Reeves, who have shown their limitless potential and demonstrated that hard work does pay off. Over one hundred students were honoured today and almost twenty were recognized for their outstanding performance in the BJC examinations. We have been happily supporting this special mathematics assembly now for the last four years...
Community : Grand Bahama
Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show - Apr 21, 2017 - 10:34:43 AM

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A wonderful time was had at the annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show.  We had so many adorable entries, we wish all could have won!  A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success and special thanks to our amazing judge, Kim Aranha, who had the hardest time with all the lovely 4 legged stars choosing the winners and also to Purina for the wonderful donation of food for the winners.

A big congratulations to Jasper who won best in show, supported by his family, the Roberts; Joe Darville, President of the HSGB Board; and Kim Aranha our judge for the day...

Community : Abaco
Help save the Elbow Reef Lighthouse - Apr 21, 2017 - 3:06:04 AM

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The Bahamas are home to a great number of cultural treasures. Counted among them are eleven imperial light stations constructed to guide shipping interests safely through the archipelago during the nineteenth century. These stations were constructed between 1836 and 1887 by the British Imperial Lighthouse Service to curb the economic loss incurred from frequent wrecks on Bahamian reefs and sandbanks. Each was manned by two or more keepers who would keep the light shining for those navigating the waterways at night.

The Elbow Reef Lighthouse is one such light that has guided generations of ship captains and yachtsmen in and around Elbow Cay in the Abacos since 1864. References to this particular light can be found in World War I correspondences and logs of submarine captains, who frequented The Bahamas...
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BTC supports Kingdor Parkinson’s Foundation Ball set for April 29th - Apr 20, 2017 - 3:50:21 PM

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BTC today announced its partnership with the Kingdor Parkinson’s Foundation.

On April 29th, the Foundation will host its annual ball geared towards raising funds for the awareness of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This year, the Foundation will be honouring BTC’s CEO Leon Williams for his support to the organization over the years. Mr. Williams said, “I view this as an honour and a privilege to be recognized by the Parkinson’s Foundation. I’ve been an avid supporter of numerous causes including Parkinson’s for a number of years. This is truly humbling for me and I wish the organization well in its endeavours...
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One Eleuthera Foundation Celebrates Five Years - Apr 18, 2017 - 10:20:30 PM

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In celebration of the organization's fifth anniversary, a 'Friend-Raising' reception was held at 1er Cru in Nassau, Bahamas on Thursday, March 30, 2017 under the theme 'Eat, Drink and Be Giving'.

At the reception, attendees were educated on the work of the organization and invited to lend their support, either through charitable giving, volunteerism, or just spreading the word about the inroads being made by the foundation and its good work.  All proceeds pledged at the event were doubled through the generous offer from a primary donor...
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S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Holds 13th Annual Girls Leadership Conference - Apr 18, 2017 - 6:20:13 PM

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S.T.R.A.W. Inc. TM Center for Young Women ©’s 13th Annual Girls Leadership Conference was held on Friday 17 March 2017 at Super Clubs Breezes Resort, Nassau, New Providence.

Aptly dubbed the premier gender based leadership conference for Bahamian teen girls and young women, the one-day leadership event highlighted its theme as “Leaping Toward Your Destiny.”

This year’s conference was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Lionel Elliott, S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Advisory Council Member, former Executive Director of Junior Achievement Bahamas and Senior Trainer, Ministry of Tourism...
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Domino’s Sponsored Manta Rays Host Inaugural Youth Soccer Tournament - Apr 18, 2017 - 4:13:59 PM

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The Domino’s sponsored Manta Rays Youth Soccer Club wrapped up its 2017 season by hosting an inaugural soccer tournament. Officials invited a total of ten clubs from the Bahamas Football Association to participate in the event.

An estimated 400 players showcased their talents to a full audience at the St. Paul's The Apostle Catholic Church playing field. In addition to serving as the official event sponsor, Domino’s helped to organize the tournament and provided pizza for all participants...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Marijuana fields found in Chesapeake area of Grand Bahama - Apr 18, 2017 - 11:31:00 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama uncovers large marijuana field in the Chesapeake area.

Reports are that on Monday 17th April 2017 shortly before 8:00pm, Officers of the Fire Department were in the Chesapeake area extinguishing a large bush fire, when they discovered in bushes over 100 suspected marijuana plants ranging between seedlings to four feet in height. No arrest were made and Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit are investigating this matter...

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CWCO Donates to Teenage Pregnancy Programme - Apr 17, 2017 - 10:38:03 PM

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As part of its ongoing community outreach initiative, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (CWCO) has made a donation to the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education) programme to help in the purchase of supplies and personal care items for the teenage, mother-to-be students enrolled.

CWCO Accounts Manager and Administrative Assistant Welliya Cargill said the company recognized the societal importance of the PACE programme and wanted to support the organisation with a financial donation...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Man stabbed to death in Murphy Town, Abaco - Apr 17, 2017 - 4:03:36 PM

Police in Abaco are searching for person(s) responsible for the stabbing death of a male in Abaco.

Reports are that on Monday 17th April 2017 shortly after 7:00am, police were called to an area in Murphy Town, where the lifeless body of a male was discovered with multiple stab wounds.

The male was pronounced dead at the scene by doctor...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
AG’s Office Begins Online Birth Registration and Certification in Abaco - Apr 17, 2017 - 1:27:32 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis officially launched the government’s online birth registration initiative in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on Thursday, April 13, in the Bahamas Government Complex.

Shantera Mackey, the mother of Carmelle Larissa Mackey, was presented with the first printed online birth certificate during a brief ceremony.

The Deputy Prime Minister, who headed a small delegation including the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson to that island, described the mobile initiative as a “milestone achievement...”
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McDonald’s Celebrates 6th Annual Fun Run Walk Staff, Friends Fast Track to Healthy Lifestyle - Apr 17, 2017 - 12:14:59 PM

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They flip burgers, sell McDonald’s world famous fries and make some of the tastiest shakes but every year McDonald’s staff get out of the restaurant to participate in the company’s Annual Fun Run Walk.

“We started this Fun Run Walk in 2012 as a part of our Healthy Lifestyles Initiative, which was the brain child of Jackie Marshall, Vice President of Operations,” said Earla Bethel, President of DanBrad Limited, the parent company of McDonald’s. “They say sitting is the new smoking so we are constantly seeking ways to encourage our employees to be more mobile and less sedentary...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
(Photos) Service for the Late Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson, Sr. - Apr 16, 2017 - 7:58:14 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for former Deputy Commissioner of Police Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson, Sr. on Thursday, April 13, at New Bethlehem Baptist Church. 

Official photos taken by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Patrick Hanna.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Manhunt underway for suspects who shot and killed a Nassau police officer - Apr 16, 2017 - 1:33:38 PM

Police have launched an island-wide manhunt the suspects responsible for the shooting death of a police officer that occurred on Sunday 16th April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am Police received a report that someone had been shot on Coral Harbour Road. Police on arrival at a service road off Coral Harbor Road, met the lifeless body of an off duty police officer who was shot. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Nassau police search for Ridgeland Park shooting death suspect - Apr 16, 2017 - 12:07:42 PM

Police are also searching for a male suspect believed to be responsible for the shooting death of an adult male that occurred on Saturday 15th April 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 9:00pm, a man was standing outside a home at Twin Close, Ridgeland, when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Four men caught stealing fuel at BPL - Apr 16, 2017 - 11:36:31 AM


An excellent example of “Good Police work” has led to the arrest of four men responsible for stealing a large amount of fuel on Saturday 15th April 2017. According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon, police received a report of persons stealing fuel from a Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Pipeline off Frank Watson Highway. This pipeline connects BPL’s Clifton Pier Fuel station to the Blue Hills power plant.

When police arrived on the scene they caught an adult male “red handed” loading fuel from a BPL pipeline into several large containers...
Community
Christina Davis wins the STEP Moot - Apr 16, 2017 - 8:28:14 AM

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Congratulations to Christina Davis of Graham Thompson following her win at the STEP Moot in collaboration with the Eugene Dupuch Law School. The event was held at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau on April 8th.

Participating firms included Higgs & Johnson, Graham Thompson and McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes. Their representatives spoke on issues arising from a Moot Question prepared by SEAN McWeeney QC concerning competing claims to assets held on trust...
Community
Good Deeds for a Good Cause - Apr 16, 2017 - 6:06:44 AM

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Committed to their roles as good corporate citizens, Miya Bahamas and the Water & Sewerage Corporation teamed up with their employees to participate in the annual good deeds day, jumping at the opportunity to give back to the community in a real and tangible way.

Good Deeds Day is a MIYA annual tradition which launched in 2007 and has swept the globe encouraging persons from all cultures, backgrounds, and countries to join forces and give of themselves for the benefit of others and the planet. In 2017, ninety-three countries – including The Bahamas – participated in over 20 thousand projects making this year the largest and most far reaching day of global good.
Community
Transformation Ministries Community Clean Up for Easter - Apr 15, 2017 - 6:36:55 PM

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While most churches were busy sprucing up their sanctuaries to welcome members and guests on one of the most important Sundays of the year, Transformation Ministries International pastors decided that they would step out of the walls of the church and into the community to ensure that their entire community looked bright and beautiful for Easter.

The Men of Valor, the men's arm of the church, gathered it members for the first annual Community Clean up event. As Easter time marks the spring time, the church thought it a good idea to reach out to those in their neighborhood and assist in making the community an even more attractive place...

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