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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...
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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”...
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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...
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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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Be A Hero Campaign aims to Clean and Green - Oct 15, 2018 - 6:21:45 AM

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For tourists, The Bahamas conjures up images of sugary sand beaches and breathtaking tropical vistas, but for a majority of its 400,000 residents, the reality is far less glamorous, particularly in New Providence where natural beauty is marred by litter and pride in surroundings is too often an endangered commodity.

That sad state of affairs could all change if an ambitious program launched today by the Ministry of Environment succeeds...
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Eleuthera Community Support Group responds to LPP’s Plan for Lighthouse Point - Oct 14, 2018 - 12:21:30 PM

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LPP’s last-minute revisions are still missing key details on financing, fail toexplain disproportionate increases in economic impact and provide no plan for
generating consistent business. 

Despite claiming that it is presenting, “A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera,” the newest plan submitted to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of the Government of The Bahamas by the “Lighthouse Point Partners” (LPP) has not been seen by the very community it is expected to affect...
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Bahamas Press Club Annual Media Awards is Nov. 10, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 - 11:32:34 AM

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During a press conference on October 13th at the British Colonial Hilton, the Bahamas Press Club 2014 announced it would honour persons who have made contributions to the journalism and media profession in the country, during its annual media awards ceremony.

Now in its fourth year, under the theme of: “Celebrating 45 years of Bahamian Media: 1973-2018”, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 10th at the British Colonial Hilton. Doors will open to a stunning black tie event, as the finest in Bahamian media grace the Governor’s Ballroom to receive accolades for their hard work.

President of The Bahamas Press Club 2014, Anthony Capron, said this year the club has designed a commemorative pin that will reflect the years 1973-2018. This pin will be awarded to 10 selected persons who were employed in the media at the time of
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Sponging project moves into final phase as spongers ready to revitalize industry nationwide - Oct 14, 2018 - 9:12:03 AM

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The IDB-sponsored and BAIC-executed project to revitalize the sponging industry in the Bahamas now moves into the full implementation phase with spongers throughout the country energized to rejuvenate the lucrative industry.

“We have planted seeds in most of the islands where sponging happens and equipped spongers with the expertise to bring this industry back,” said BAIC Sr. Deputy General Manager Debbie Strachan. “Andros now has a processing plant and we have met with spongers on Andros, Long Island, Abaco and other islands...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Touch Down and Sunset Strike - Northern District - Oct 12, 2018 - 10:51:07 AM

Reports are that on Thursday 11th October 2018, Law Enforcement Officers ( Police and Immigration Officers) in Central Abaco launched “Operation Touch Down”, where (40) persons were cited for various traffic infractions, (4) persons arrested for outstanding Warrants and (5) persons arrested for Immigration purposes.

Also on the same date, in Grand Bahama, Operation Sunset Strike was launched between the hours of 5:00pm - 11:00pm...
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Giving back to the Harbour Island Community - Oct 12, 2018 - 12:49:40 AM

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On Monday, October 1st, 2018 Romalia’s Townhouse presented its second annual Legacy Scholarship to Caseia Greene an 11th grade student at the Harbour Island All Age School. She was also presented with a new Asus laptop and backpack with school supplies. Alexandria Darville, Caseia’s mother joined her to accept the award. Caseia was presented the award for her outstanding academic and civic accomplishments attained thus far. She was encouraged to continue to explore, learn, discover who she is and what she likes and to own it and succeed at it...
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Cancer fighter’s will to survive - Oct 11, 2018 - 1:25:15 PM

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Yvette Williams was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 27th July 2000. One week later she had a mastectomy.

She is one of many women in The Bahamas who made the radical decision to save their lives even if it meant parting ways with a part of their bodies that makes them feel more feminine.

“A lot of women refuse to take off their breasts. Some prefer to die than to take off their breasts,” said the 18-year breast cancer survivor...
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UB Honouring Alumni Trailblazers at Hall of Fame Gala - Oct 11, 2018 - 11:36:48 AM

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Eight former students of University of The Bahamas (UB) who are luminaries in the public and private sectors as well as social change agents will be honoured, with two of them inducted into the UB Hall of Fame, on 8th November 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Resort at Baha Mar.

UB alumni are critical constituents in the university-building that continues to happen and the realization of the institution’s mission...
Community : Grand Bahama
Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee Prayer Walk - Oct 11, 2018 - 8:08:36 AM

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Sister, Sister Breast Cancer Support Group Sister Sister Breast Cancer Awareness Committee wishes to invite you to a Prayer Walk October 13th, 2018 at 6:00am from The International Bazaar to Xanadu Beach.

Fee:  $5.00
For More Info
Contact 242-442-7976
Come and Join Us...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama police discover 226 lbs suspected marijuana - Oct 10, 2018 - 10:55:25 AM

Reports are that on Tuesday 9th October 2018, shortly before 4:00pm, officers of the Central Detective Unit along with Immigration officers and the K-9 Unit, acting on information, went to Florin Drive, South Bahamia, and discovered in bushes, (9) crocus bags, all containing packages of suspected marijuana.

The weight of the suspected marijuana was (226) pounds with a street value of $226,000.00. There were no arrest made in this matter, investigation will continue...
Community
BNT secures Sustainable Finance Agreement for Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park - Oct 10, 2018 - 9:05:27 AM

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) along with Albany and its parent company, NEXUS Luxury Collection, Ltd. (NEXUS) are excited to announce the launch of a new joint venture to support the management of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park (ECLSP). The collaboration will support necessary financing of the world’s first Land and Sea Park – The ECLSP, the first “no take“ marine reserve in the wider Caribbean.

BNT, a not-for-profit organization with a legislative mandate to manage the country’s National Park System...
Community
University of The Bahamas admission procedures released - Oct 9, 2018 - 10:18:05 PM

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University of The Bahamas (UB) is committed to internalization and diversity.  Students represent fourteen other countries on our campuses, spanning several continents and regions.  The majority of international students are from Jamaica, followed by the United States, Guyana and Haiti. Others come from Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Dominica, France, Japan, Kenya, Nauru, Nigeria and Philippines.  International students add to the diversity and robustness of our academic community; many of them go on to become luminaries in their respective fields of endeavour...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama Suspects Arraignments in Magistrate Court - Oct 9, 2018 - 6:33:46 PM

Suspects arraigned before The Magistrate Court on major offences in Grand Bahama

1. Felicos Joseph age 52 years of Haiti, was arraigned before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #2 on the charge of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse. He was not required to enter a plea, the matter was adjourned to the 28th February 2019 for trial. Bail was denied. This matter will proceed by way of Voluntary Bill of Indictment...
Community
Neville & Nora Dorsett Community Center to open Oct. 20 - Oct 9, 2018 - 2:19:16 PM

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Lend a Hand Bahamas (LAHB) has been a Bahamian nonprofit organization since October 2014 following the realization of the need for more opportunities and activities in inner-city areas in Nassau and the family islands. We are currently directly impacting youth and adults in the Grant’s Town area of Nassau as well as smaller initiatives on a few family islands. Lend a Hand Bahamas recently merged forces with another organization called Lignum Vitae 4-H to facilitate 4-H programming for youth in the Grant’s Town community through the Neville & Nora Dorsett Community Center that is nearing completion in Grant’s Town...

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