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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Black- Out - Sep 6, 2018 - 7:29:49 AM

Reports are that on Wednesday 5th September 2018, between 4pm and 11pm, a joint operation named “Operation Black Out”, consisting of Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit and Rapid Response, took to the streets of the Central area, where a number of search warrants were executed at residences in that area. This resulted in the seizure of a 9mm pistol with (8) rounds of ammunition, (49) packages of suspected cocaine, cash in the amount of $1,699.00...
Bahamas Waste committed to help finding a cure - Sep 5, 2018 - 12:14:46 PM

While advances in screening and treatment have dramatically improved survival rates, Breast Cancer, remains one of the most common forms of the disease affecting both men and women in The Bahamas and around the world. In fact, according to global statistics there will be 23.6 million new cases of cancer each year by 2030 – a reality which underscores the need for increased awareness, early screenings and proper treatment to eradicate cancer.

Next month, October is celebrated globally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bahamas Waste is proud to be leading the charge in helping support organizations reminding women to test early...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Nassau: Armed robbery suspect Bernard Taylor has been captured - Sep 5, 2018 - 10:17:20 AM

Police are pleased to report that Armed Robbery suspect Bernard Taylor aka “Bats", who was wanted for questioning in connection with a number of recent armed robberies has been captured.

Shortly after 6:00pm, Tuesday, 4th September, 2018, Mobile Division Officers while at Ridgeland Park, arrested Taylor without incident...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: US citizen arrests for failing to declare - Police investigates armed robbery - Sep 5, 2018 - 9:42:09 AM

US citizen arrests for failing to declare:
Three adult males ages 37, 42 and 46 years, all citizens  of the United States were taken into custody Tuesday, 4th September, 2018, after they  failed to declare a large sum of US Currency...

Police investigates armed robbery:Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Tuesday, 4th September, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm a man and woman were walking on East Bay Street near to Fowler Street, when they were approached by two men...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicide - Sep 4, 2018 - 4:25:36 PM

Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident which, has left an adult male dead. 

According to reports, shortly after 6:00am, Tuesday, 4th September, 2018, a male was discovered unresponsive in a vehicle on Plantol Street off East Street, with apparent gunshot injuries to his body. Emergence Medical Service Personnel were called to the scene, and attempted to revive the male; however...
Restoring hope through Camp Hope - Sep 4, 2018 - 2:10:23 PM

“Camp Hope” summer camp was founded this year for children and teenagers known to have suffered from some form of life trauma.

The objective of the camp counsellors was to restore hope to children who’d lost loved ones to acts of violence or illness, or who’d experienced some other form of damaging personal trauma...
DNA: A classic back-to-school letter - Sep 4, 2018 - 10:24:03 AM

As my children returned to school this fall term after a long and eventful summer, I could not help but reflect upon the sentiments expressed in a letter that has been attributed to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

While there have been numerous debates about the authorship of the letter, which was supposedly written to his son’s teacher, the words of the letter express parental love and articulate the expectations of a parent in relation to his or her child. Implicitly it appreciates the fact that most of the a child’s time will be spent in the presence of a teacher or an instructor...
Bahamas Waste supports Science Education this Summer - Sep 4, 2018 - 1:22:26 AM

STEM – the acronym which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is a global curriculum focusing on these four disciplines. In recent years, the focus on STEM education has given young people across the world access to programs and tuition, which prepares them for a number of lucrative careers in such fields as Industrial Engineering, Statistics or Computer Information Technology...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Structural fire investigation- Rum Cay - Sep 3, 2018 - 5:36:59 PM

Police are investigating a fire which destroyed part of the All Age School on Rum Cay, Saturday, 1st September, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 4:000pm, police were alerted to a fire at the school in the settlement of Port Nelson. Officers, assisted by members of the community, were able to extinguish the fire, which was reportedly contained to the kitchen area, causing extensive damage...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigating late night shooting - Sep 3, 2018 - 3:45:30 PM

Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident which has left an adult male with serious injuries, Sunday, 2nd September, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, two men pulled up to a residence on Breadfruit Street, Pinewood Gardens. A silver Nissan vehicle pulled next to them and the occupants opened fire on the men, injuring one of them, before speeding away...

A Day on The Links to raise funds to support first generation UB students - Sep 3, 2018 - 3:32:30 PM

University of The Bahamas (UB) has forged a partnership with the Baha Mar Resort Foundation to host a day on the links to raise funding for first-generation university students and grow the university’s endowment as it strengthens connections with alumni, donors and friends. The University Endowment is to realise the vision of the University of The Bahamas in perpetuity.

The inaugural UB President’s Golf Classic & SPA Day will be held on Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at the Royal Blue Tavern Golf Course and the Caribbean’s first and only ESPA...
Community : Service Organizations
BNT asks for Bahamians to stand for protection of Lighthouse Point - Sep 3, 2018 - 10:13:49 AM

Eleuthera, named ‘Freedom’ - world famous for its naturally beautiful beaches - is in danger of having Lighthouse Point, perhaps the most significant undeveloped area left on the island, commercially developed as a cruise port by Disney Cruise Line. If the proposed development is allowed to move forward, Eleutherans believe that access to this sacred ground will eventually be blocked for locals, and that its rural, untouched beauty will be replaced by over-crowded beaches, large cruise ships, and infrastructure to support thousands of visitors on a regular basis...
Community : Grand Bahama
GB Port Authority launches free digital library - Sep 2, 2018 - 10:09:42 AM

August 31, 2018 — As part of its continued effort to digitize key business processes and customer-related information, Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has launched GBPA Library, a virtual document library of information relevant to the company, its licensees, and the community.

The growing library, which currently holds over 160 documents, was created to give GBPA employees, licensees, and members of the general public quick access to official papers such as the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, zoning laws and business license applications. For ease of use, the database organizes documents into five main categories: licensing, byelaws, forms, covenants, and restrictions. Users may choose to browse through the pages of the site’s directory or locate specific entries
100's Attend 3rd Annual Marco City Back 2 School event - Sep 2, 2018 - 8:21:36 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - August 18, 2018 Hundreds of students and their parents attended the third Annual Marco Back to School give away and fun day at the Jack Hayward High gymnasium. The free community event was hosted by Marco City MP Michael C. Pintard and the Marco City Association along with an enthusiastic team of volunteers. Attendees were treated to hamburgers and hotdogs, cotton candy, sno cones, popcorn and soft drinks while enjoying DJ music, bouncing castles, face painting, games and prizes and most importantly, students received school bags and supplies...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF WANTED: 24 year old Damargio Whymms of Nassau - Sep 2, 2018 - 8:03:35 AM

Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 24 year old Damargio Whymms of New Providence. He is described as standing between 5’6”- 5’8” in height with dark brown complexion and medium built. 

He is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for MURDER and should not be approached. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Damargio Whymms, please contact the Central Detective Unit in Freeport, at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving armed robberies - Illegal Firearms recovered - Sep 1, 2018 - 8:23:15 AM

Police Seek Public’s Help In Solving Armed Robberies: Police are asking members of the public, to come forth with any information they may have in solving two armed robberies, which occurred Friday, 31st August, 2018.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, a female stopped on Sea Breeze Lane to assist a woman who appeared to have been known to her, when she was approached by a male armed with a firearm who robbed her of cash...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Sudden Death - Sep 1, 2018 - 8:16:16 AM

Reports are that on Friday 31st August 2018, shortly after 6:00pm, police were called to a residence on Bayshore Road, Hepburn Town, Eight Mile Rock, where the lifeless body of a male was discovered in a vehicle. Foul play is not suspected at this time. Police will await an autopsy report that will determine the exact cause of death...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drugs Arrest - Aug 30, 2018 - 10:07:20 AM

Reports are that on Wednesday 29th August 2018, shortly after 6:00pm, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and Rapid Response, in a joint operation and armed with a search warrant, went to a residence on Redwood Lane, where they discovered three packages of suspected marijuana with a street value of $8,000.00 and a large amount of cash in American and Bahamian currency. Three males were arrested and taken into police custody...
Community : Grand Bahama
KGBC Puppeteers reaches scores of youth with environmental message - Aug 30, 2018 - 9:37:33 AM

Youth on Grand Bahama Island learned valuable lessons about protecting the environment and keeping their communities clean courtesy of the Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee, who recently concluded a successful tour of the island's Summer Camp Programs.  In keeping with their commitment to education, conservation and preservation of the local environment, KGBC visited several local camps to spread the message of keeping the island clean. Using a fun and interactive puppet show, the group assisted by its summer interns, participated in the I Can Camp, Camp Ambrose as well as the Salvation Army Camp and is also available for similar presentations at assemblies during the school year...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Shooting victim identified - Illegal firearm recovered - Aug 29, 2018 - 5:58:35 PM

Shooting victim identified: Illegal firearm Police have officially identified the male who was shot at Kennedy Sub-Division and later died in hospital on Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 as Tarino Bevan White Jr. age 23 years of Willow Tree Street...   

Illegal firearm recovered:Shortly after 11:00am, Wednesday, 29th August, 2018, a concerned citizen went into the Traffic Department and handed over a .380 pistol and a magazine. He reported finding the weapon shortly after 9:00am. while walking on Eastwest Highway...

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