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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Shooting victim identified - Suspect to be formally charged - Jun 18, 2019 - 7:30:51 AM

Shooting victim identified: Police have identified the male who was killed in Millennium Gardens on Saturday, 15th June, 2019, as Cordero Smith, age 27 years, of Sister Maria Rahming Drive, Millennium Gardens. Smith was inside his home when a gunman opened fire on him, subsequently killing him. 

Suspect to be formally charged: Police are pleased to report that a 26 year old male resident of Baillou Hill Road, will be formally charged before a Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 at 2:00pm, in connection with the death of Bradley Smith...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting and stabbing incidents - Jun 18, 2019 - 7:15:55 AM

Shooting and stabbing incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting and stabbing incident Monday, 17th June 2019, which left two adult males with injuries.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00pm a group of young men were walking on Farrington Road in the vicinity of Eden Street, when they got into an altercation with another  group of men...

Stabbing incident - adult female in custody: Police have taken a woman into custody in connecting with a stabbing incident, Monday, 17th June, 2019 which has left an adult male in serious condition in hospital...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigating a shooting incident that has left an adult male dead - Jun 15, 2019 - 8:20:33 AM

Homicide: Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Saturday 15th June, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 2:00am a male was asleep in a bedroom in a home on Sister Marie Rahming Drive, Millennium Gardens, when an armed man stood outside the window and opened fire into the bedroom, hitting the male about the body before running away....

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Police in Grand Bahama investigates shopbreaking - Jun 14, 2019 - 12:10:59 PM


Reports are that on Friday 14th June 2019 shortly after 6:00am, police were called to a well-known business establishment on Queens Highway, where culprits break and entered the southern entrance door to that establishment and removed an ATM machine, property of First Caribbean Bank (CIBC).

Police are assiduously investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information, no matter how minute the information may seem, to call the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru12...
Community
University of The Bahamas Launching Gov't Funded Tertiary Grant Programme - Jun 13, 2019 - 9:47:43 AM

A consolidated grant programme that will fund tuition, compulsory course fees, stipends and accommodation payments for students who must relocate to attend University of The Bahamas (UB) will take effect in Fall 2019, the Minister of Education Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd announced during his contribution to the budget debate in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, 12th June.

Following the announcement, UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith explained that the new Bahamas Government Tertiary Education Grant Programme is a major initiative that will increase access to university education for qualified Bahamian citizens...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police on the island of Andros are investigating a fire which damaged part of a building at a school - Jun 13, 2019 - 7:00:32 AM

Police on the island of Andros are investigating a fire which damaged part of a building at a school on the island of Andros, Wednesday, 12th June, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Andros Division Officers were on patrol in the area of the Huntley G. Christie High School, Queen’s Highway, Nichols Town, when they discovered the center block of classrooms on fire...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigating a shooting incident that has left a male dead - Armed robbery - Jun 13, 2019 - 6:10:09 AM

Police investigates homicide: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Wednesday, 12th June 2019, which left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 8:00pm two men and a woman were in front of a convenience store on Dunmore Street, when a silver Honda Fit pulled up. The occupants of the vehicle opened fire in their direction, injuring one man...

Shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Wednesday, 12th June 2019, which left an adult male in hospital...
Community
BTVI government-funded tuition grant - Jun 12, 2019 - 3:50:27 PM

The government is offering a tuition grant to qualified Bahamians to attend the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) as of the fall semester 2019, as announced by Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd during his communication in the House of Assembly today.

The government has provided $4.1 million for this initiative, with the expectation of providing tuition grants to approximately 1,200 students attending or preparing to attend BTVI, which offers programs in New Providence, Grand Bahama Abaco and Andros...
Community
Upside-Down, Speed Paintings by Jamaal Rolle raise US$21,000 for Rotary’s End Polio Now - Jun 12, 2019 - 10:30:17 AM

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At the invitation of Rotary International (R.I.) President Barry Rassin, Celebrity Artist and Rotarian, Jamaal Rolle was asked to paint two “End Polio Now” creations at 10 minutes each before a live audience. The artist added a surprise twist by creating his work of art, upside-down to the delight of everyone.
 
It was a race with the clock, it was pure energy and fun of what materialized on stage that had the audience of 25,000 persons from around the world in suspense which turned to admiration of the artist’s charm and talent. Rolle started with a blank canvas painting most of it upside-down...
Community : Obituaries
Remembering Ben& Judy Rose - Jun 11, 2019 - 6:30:26 PM

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Staff and management of Garden of the Groves and the Garden Cafe are heartbroken about the passing of Ben and Judy. Ben was employed by the Garden of the Groves sister company, Grand Bahama Nature Tours, as a snorkel and kayak guide, from 2002 until 2017 when he retired to continue to immerse himself in  the creation of paintings that represented the Grand Bahama environment on land and below the sea!

Ben and Judy were such an important part of the Garden of the Groves and Grand Bahama Nature Tours Family and our memories are such happy ones! May they Rest In Peace...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police shooting victims identified - Juvenile found - Jun 11, 2019 - 4:45:49 PM

Police have officially identified the male who was shot and killed on Sunday, 9th June, 2019 at Price Street, Nassau Village as Deshawn Norman Culmer, age 21 years of Nassau Village.

The male who was shot and killed on Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 at a business establishment on John F. Kennedy Drive, has been officially identified as Alfred Gerard Kemp, age 37 years... 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the country’s latest homicide - Jun 11, 2019 - 9:40:36 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Tuesday 11th June, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00mid night, three security officers were on duty at a wholesale wine and spirits company on John F. Kennedy drive, when they were accosted by a group of armed men who held them at bay and robbed them of personal items...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco: Firearm Recovered - Jun 11, 2019 - 9:00:19 AM

Reports are that on Monday 10th June 2019, shortly after 2:00pm, officers in the Abaco District, acting on information, went to the Pigeon Pea Village area, just off Crockett Drive, where they searched an abandoned building and discovered an 18 inch barrel Remington .22 rifle.

Investigation will continue...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Grand Bahama: Central Division conducted “Operation Iron Lady” - Jun 11, 2019 - 7:45:15 AM

According to reports, between the hours of 5: 00pm – 11:30pm, a team of officers from the Central Division, Rapid Response and Mobile Division, conducted “Operation Iron Lady” in the Central area that targeted persons who were wanted by police for significant matters and persons wanted by the Magistrate Court on outstanding warrants. A number of persons were taken into police custody...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Adult male dead after drive-by shooting in Nassau Village - Jun 10, 2019 - 9:50:47 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Sunday 9th June, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 9:00pm, a man was standing in front of a home on Price Street, Nassau Village, when he was approached by occupants of a vehicle, who opened fired on him, hitting him about the body before speeding away...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: illegal firearm recovered – 6 males, 4 females in custody - Jun 9, 2019 - 9:06:10 AM

Police have taken ten persons into custody, Sunday 9th June, 2019 after an illegal firearm and ammunition was recovered in a night club on Mackey Street.   

According to reports, shortly after 2:00am North Eastern Division Officers, acting on information conducted a search of the Sweet Scents Bar and Lounge and recovered a 9 millimeter pistol which contained seven (7) rounds of ammunition...
Community
58 GB Youths Shine as Beacon of Excellence with GGYA Awards - Jun 8, 2019 - 9:24:18 PM

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It’s a programme that enrich young people’s lives on multiple levels. At least that’s the way Carla Brown-Roker, Grand Bahama’s Ministry of Youth Officer views the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) and she said as much during a presentation which saw 58 participants recognized.
 
“When I see GGYA on applications coming into my ministry, it paints a picture in my mind about the applicant. I realize this person is not lazy. This person knows the value of hard work and this person is an asset not a liability,” said Mrs Brown-Roker...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates grievous harm incident - Jun 8, 2019 - 7:13:29 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating an incident which has left a juvenile male detained in hospital, Friday 7th June, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a juvenile male was walking on Finlayson Street off Poinciana Drive, when he was approached by a group of men, one armed with a shovel, who beat him about the head and body causing Injuries, before running away. The injured teen was transported to hospital, where he is presently detained in serious condition...
Community : Grand Bahama
World Oceans Day 2019 Beach Clean Up on Grand Bahama - Jun 7, 2019 - 9:58:03 AM

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Under the theme “Together we can protect and restore our ocean” EARTHCARE volunteers cleaned the beach at Williams Town on Saturday, May 25th to celebrate World Oceans Day which is on June 8th world-wide.  EARTHCARE joined with hundreds of events worldwide to inspire people to get involved in solutions for a healthy ocean and society - by supporting clean energy choices, trash-free coasts and beaches, sustainable seafood, and more.  This year’s Conservation focus is to demonstrate leadership in preventing plastic pollution and to share solutions that inspire and activate the global community...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Abaco police are investigating a traffic fatality that has left a male dead - Jun 6, 2019 - 11:24:25 AM

Reports are that on Thursday 6th June 2019  shortly after 6:00am, police were called to Forrest Drive, Abaco, where a black Mazda vehicle and a red and black Honda motorcycle were involved in a head on collision. The driver of the motorcycle, a 35 year old male of Abaco died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Mazda vehicle, both resident of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, were taken to the Marsh Harbour Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries...

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