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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Nassau: Publics’ help in locating wanted suspects - Oct 23, 2018 - 6:50:48 AM

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Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following men who are wanted for questioning in connection with numerous Fraud investigations. 

The suspects are: Shane Walpole Mackey, age 36 years of Serville Avenue, South Beach Estate; Basil Munroe, age 21 years of Amos Ferguson Street, Coconut Grove; Harry Smith, age 30 years of Geranium Avenue, Garden Hills and Errol Livingston Knowles, age 45 years of Isabella Avenue, South Beach...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police investigate drowning - Oct 23, 2018 - 6:37:03 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the drowning of an adult male visiting the island on Monday 22nd October 2018.

According to reports, the male visitor went to Taino Beach sometime after 3:00pm, where, he went snorkeling. Sometime later, he was found lying at the edge of the water unresponsive. Emergency personnel responded, and the male was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital for further medical assistance where he later succumbed...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Deadly Industrial Accident in Inagua - Oct 21, 2018 - 8:21:28 PM

Police on the island of Inagua are investigating an industrial accident, which has left an adult male dead, Sunday, 21st October, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00am, a vessel was attempting to dock at Morton Salt, when a male crew member became entangled in rope on the vessel and was seriously injured. The man, who was identifies as an Indian National, was transported to the local community clinic where he was pronounced dead...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Suspects to be arraigned - Illegal arm recovered - Oct 21, 2018 - 7:47:03 PM

Suspects to be arraigned: Police are pleased to announce that eight suspects will be arraigned in Magistrate Court at 12:00 noon, Monday, 22nd October, 2018 in connection with a number of investigations.

Illegal arm recovered: Shortly after 10:00am, Sunday, 21st October, 2018, Flying Squad Officers, acting on information conducted a search of an abandon building on William Street...
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Defender and Story Teller: BTC’s Legal Counsel joins the Learning Everyday Reading Tour - Oct 21, 2018 - 3:22:21 PM

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Legal Counsel, Nicole Watkins was the latest ‘iVolunteer’ to participate in the BTC Learning Everyday Reading Tour. Willard Patton Pre-K students were treated to the reading of the popular kids fable, Little Red Riding Hood. Students learned about the importance of always obeying one’s parents. The story also strongly warns children about the dangers of talking to strangers. Senior Manager for Public Relations, Indira Collie said, “The timeless story of Little Red Riding Hood has been shared for generations. The pre-schoolers at Willard Patton received a great life lesson through this book...
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Sunryse Shred Day Nets $4900 for Bahamas Sickle Cell Foundation - Oct 21, 2018 - 10:52:33 AM

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Last month, Sunryse Information Management teamed up with the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association to spread awareness and raise funds during the company’s 11th Annual Shred Day event. Members of the general public were encouraged to bring personal documents to be shredded free of charge at the Western Esplanade. In turn, the country’s largest document management company committed to donating $1 for every 10lbs of shredded paper to the Association. Using a mobile destruction unit, technicians from Sunryse Information Management shred just under 7,500 lbs of confidential files and documents during the 11-hour period...
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International Day of the Air Traffic Controllers - Oct 20, 2018 - 9:09:30 AM

In observation of International Day of the Air Traffic Controller, October 20, 2018, Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Union (BATCU) is celebrating the decades of service provided by it dedicated, highly-proficient members. Air traffic controllers provide a critical service to the Bahamian public and all who travel through airports in our chain of islands by safely and expertly guiding pilots and their aircrafts from taxi to takeoff, through their journeys, and back to the ground.

BATCU President Hinsey McKenzie said, “Bahamian air traffic controllers are among the best in the world, and it is their due care and attention that keeps travelers safe...

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Walking Closer Towards a Cure - Oct 19, 2018 - 7:27:49 PM

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Over 1,000 walkers and runners blocked West Bay Street starting from the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Center at 6:30am Saturday, October 6, stopping traffic as they found their places at the “Walk for the Cure” starting line. CIBC FirstCaribbean’s seventh annual “Walk for the Cure” boasted the biggest turnout to date, with last-minute participants trickling in as early as 5:30am for on-site registration.

Fitness trainer Dekel Nesbitt, better known as “Bowflex Barbie,” led this year’s pre-dawn warm-up, set to the lively beat of 100% Bahamian music...
Community
Royal Caribbean donates Scholarships to LJM Maritime Academy - Oct 19, 2018 - 5:15:53 PM

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A firm believer in education, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) on Thursday, October 18, deepened its commitment to The Bahamas donating two scholarships to the Lowell Jason Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy, the only tertiary education facility for the nation’s vibrant maritime industry. The donation of $28,000 which will fund two full-time students, including one for a member of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers, was made at the first day’s session of the Maritime Conference Bahamas 2018.
 
Royal Caribbean is the platinum sponsor of the conference, which is bringing together some 200 people in the maritime industry...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Tourist Office supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk - Oct 19, 2018 - 12:44:22 PM

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The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida was represented at the recent Susan G. Komen More Than Pink™ Walk to benefit the fight against breast cancer. The walk that attracted thousands of breast cancer survivors and supporters took place at the Bayfront Park, Downtown, Miami, Florida.

This year’s well attended event featured a number of major sponsors and booths including that of The Bahamas Tourist Office. The event annually celebrates and encourages those living with metastatic breast cancer and those that support them. The proceeds from the event benefit research in the fight against breast cancer...
Community : Grand Bahama
HSGB Celebrates 50 years of caring for four legged friends in Grand Bahama - Oct 18, 2018 - 2:08:45 PM

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In 1968 the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) was founded “to protect God’s creatures in times of trouble on Grand Bahama Island.”  Today this mantra is the fundamental reason that the HSGB is going strong some 50 years later and firmly committed to alleviating animal overpopulation and suffering on the island.

On Saturday, November 17th at the Bahamas Union of Teacher’s Building the HSGB’s will host a 50th Golden Jubilee Gala, along with their title sponsor the Grand Bahama Port Authority. “We ask everyone to join us as we spend an evening reminiscing and celebrating the past 50 years,” said President Joseph Darville...
Community
Eleuthera Community Support Group present PM with 1,150 door-to-door questionnaires - Oct 18, 2018 - 1:25:55 PM

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Yesterday, three members from the Eleuthera Community Support Group (ECSG)—Mr. Denny Rankine, Rev. Phillip McPhee and Ms. Bernadette Sweeting—presented the Most Hon.Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis with 1,150 signed questionnaires from Bahamians living in the South and Central Eleuthera constituency.

Members of the ECSG were able to briefly engage with the Prime Minister as he was entering the Churchill Building...
Community : Grand Bahama
Prevention is the Path to Cure - Oct 18, 2018 - 12:33:13 PM

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The Bahamas’ leading nutritionist and herbalist, Jamal Moncur, has traveled the world to bring home lost herbal traditions and African Bi-Mineral therapies designed to improve the quality of life for ailing Bahamians and his international clients.

Since launching his New Life business in New Providence in 2010, Moncur successfully expanded his operations to Grand Bahama, providing vegetarian and other natural remedies to treat and prevent scores of diseases facing our modern world...
Community : Grand Bahama
Rand Nature Centre 2018 Public Lecture - Oct 23rd - Oct 17, 2018 - 8:00:19 PM

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Dr. Paul De Luca received his B.Sc in Biology in 1995 and M.Sc in Zoology in 1997 from the University of Toronto. In 2000 he joined the College of The Bahamas as a Lecturer in Biology. Upon completion of his contract in 2002 he began his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 studying insect communication and then returned to the University of Toronto as a Post Doctoral Fellow in 2009. In 2011 he returned to COB as an Assistant Professor and completed another two year contract before relocating to Ithaca...
Community
BTVI’s Deputy Chairman invests in School - Oct 17, 2018 - 1:25:34 PM

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Deputy Chairman of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Peter Whitehead recently made good on his promise to donate an Apple computer to the institution.

The Apple iMac computer is to be used in further improving and maintaining the institution’s brand by way of desktop publishing.

Mr. Whithead has been a board member for the past six years and believes proper use of the Apple iMac will go a long way in enhancing and promoting BTVI’s product...
Community
BNT Forges New Partnership with Commonwealth Brewery and makes Annual Wine & Art Festival a two-day Affair - Oct 17, 2018 - 9:08:01 AM

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Good food, great wine, and art will take center stage on October 27th and 28th for the annual BNT Wine & Art Festival 2018. The event, now in its 28th year, is being reimagined by organizers to provide two days of creativity, cuisine, and of course, wine & art, all set against the backdrop of the garden oasis that is the Retreat Garden on Village Road - one of 32 National Parks managed by the Bahamas National Trust.

 “This year we really wanted to up the ante for our guests and provide an even better experience than they’ve come to expect from Wine & Art,” said BNT Executive Director Eric Carey, “and we’re doing that with the help of an amazing team of sponsors including our new title sponsor, Commonwealth Brewery”...
Community
Expanded Scholarship opportunities at Lyford Cay International School - Oct 16, 2018 - 9:56:02 AM

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Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) is pleased to announce the expansion of its financial aid and scholarship programme. LCIS Principal Dr Stacey Bobo said, “We are so grateful to have so many supporters who are interested in developing more opportunities for Bahamian students  to  attend  LCIS.  Our  growth  is  happening  as  we  expand  our  campus and build a  new  secondary  school  that  creates  more  spaces for students.  Hand in hand with this, we are  also  in  the  midst  of  a  multi-year  expansion  of  our  Financial  Aid  and  Scholarships  Programme...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
BAMSI students dive against debris - Oct 15, 2018 - 10:20:24 PM

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FOR MANY people marine debris is out of sight, out of mind. Thankfully however, divers have the unique ability to bring to the surface what is going on beneath the waves…and this is exactly what the student dive team of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Institute (BAMSI) has been engaging in over the past few weeks. The project is part of a global initiative called ‘Dive Against Debris’ which was first launched in 2011 by Project AWARE.

The dive team, accompanied by Dr. Vallierre Deleveaux, head of BAMSI’s marine science division and a PADI open water scuba instructor, removed debris from Captain Bill’s Blue Hole located in Blue Holes National Park in Central Andros...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF WANTED: 33 year old Jamal Jeremy Lightbourne of Freeport, Grand Bahama - Oct 15, 2018 - 10:06:24 PM

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Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 33 year old Jamal Jeremy Lightbourne of Beach Way Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is described as standing at 5’7” tall, weighing 135ibs, with Brown complexion and average built. He is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for Rape.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jamal Jeremy Lightbourne, please contact the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru 12, 919/911, or call your nearest police station...
Community
Spectrum Health Center Hosts Community Walkathon - Oct 15, 2018 - 10:08:41 AM

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On a brisk Saturday morning in September, the team at Spectrum Health Center (off Rosetta Street) hosted its first Annual Back-To-School Walkathon. “We had a good turnout,” shared Dr. Juanita Pratt, Operations Manager. “Some of the top runners and power walkers in the country participated in the event, along with the physicians who practice at Spectrum Health and other people who just wanted to have some fun and support a good cause.” Participants walked or ran almost 4 miles (6km) from Spectrum Health Center to Montagu Beach and back. Some of the proceeds from the event were donated to the Children’s Emergency Hostel...

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