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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police foils drug operation - Jan 18, 2019 - 7:30:23 AM

Police are reporting the arrest of 5 adult males in connection with possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation dubbed, “Steady the Land” conducted throughout New Providence, Thursday,17th January, 2019.

Shortly after 2:00pm, the Officers from the Operations Team, acting on information went to a bushy area off Kemp Road, where they discovered five adult males. Officers conducted a search of the immediate area and recovered 40 packages of suspected marijuana, weighing 22 lbs...
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Royal Caribbean awards Scholarships to LJM Maritime Academy Graduates - Jan 17, 2019 - 6:25:18 PM

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During a ceremony aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, while docked in the Nassau harbour, two recent graduates of the Lowell Jason Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy received full-tuition scholarships to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) through a pledge by Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation.

“We have a real commitment to people at Royal Caribbean,” said Greg Purdy, Senior Vice President, Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean International. ”With our relationship and partnership with the wider Caribbean and specifically with The Bahamas...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
GB Chamber of Commerce Installs 2019 Executive Board - Jan 17, 2019 - 1:30:16 PM

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The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) will officially welcome the 2019 Executive Board at their Annual Installation Ceremony on Friday, January 18th, at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport.  Minister of Finance, Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and former President of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will be the guest speaker and will help induct the board.

The twelve new Board members were elected during the Chamber’s annual elections in November 2018...
Community
Junior Chef Apprentice Program Launched - Jan 17, 2019 - 9:30:04 AM

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An apprenticeship program designed to help aspiring young chefs achieve their goals was recently launched by twins Rico and Ricah Neely. Although they are just fresh out of high school themselves, they know that there are limited opportunities available for students, and they wanted to create more in a field for which they are passionate about.

Rico is already an award-winning chef studying in New York City, and Ricah is at the University of the Bahamas pursuing a marketing degree, while already practicing in the field. Together, they came up with the Queen Esther foundation, named after their departed grandmother, well-known Elisabeth Estates community leader Esther Neely-Brown...
Community : Grand Bahama
GE & Dolly Madison Appliance winners announced - Jan 16, 2019 - 5:58:43 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Dolly Madison Home Center and GE Appliances teamed together December 19th, 2018 during the Island’s biggest sale of the year, The Early Bird Christmas Sale to giveaway GE appliances to five lucky shoppers. The winners were; Jackie Russell (Fridge), Leona Coakley (Microwave), Jewel Pratt (Electric Range), Sannado Bartlett (Freezer) and Derek Nesbitt (Microwave). Vouchers were presented on January 7, 2019. GE and Dolly Madison send hearty congrats to the winners.
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UBFIT Grand Bahama Encourages Healthy Movement - Jan 16, 2019 - 9:25:57 AM

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Hundreds of participants are expected to participate in the 2nd UBFIT Fun Run Walk Bike Skate 5K/10K in Grand Bahama scheduled for Saturday, 2nd February 2019. Members of the planning committee shared the details at a press conference held on Tuesday, 8th January.

UB-North Vice President Dr. Ian Strachan, UBFIT GB Committee Chair Ms. Keturah Babb along with UBFIT committee members as well as Gold Sponsor Generali Worldwide Account Executive Antonise Seymour and Keep It Clean & Cardio Blast Fitness Manager Tarentee Laing encouraged Grand Bahamians to participate and adopt a healthier lifestyle...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal ammunition seized - Firearm and dangerous drugs recovered - Jan 16, 2019 - 7:30:40 AM

Police investigates armed robbery: Police on the Island of New Providence are searching for two men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred Wednesday, 16th January, 2019...

Illegal ammunition seized, 1 adut male in custody: An adult male was taken into custody following the seizure of a quantity of illegal ammunition Tuesday, 15th January, 2019...

Firearm and dangerous drugs recovered: Police have recovered from the streets of New Providence, an unlicensed firearm and a small quantity of suspected marijuana Wednesday, 16th January, 2019...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Wanted: 29 year old Darrell Bain of Nassau, Bahamas - Jan 15, 2019 - 5:00:29 PM

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Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with an Armed Robbery investigation.  The suspect is:

Darrell Bain, age 29 years of Amos Ferguson Street, Coconut Grove.

Bain is described as being 6’3” tall, medium build with dark brown complexion.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm seized, 1 adut male in custody - Jan 15, 2019 - 4:30:47 PM

An adult male was taken into custody following the seizure of an illegal firearm Tuesday, 15th January, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00am, Eleuthera Division Officers, acting on intelligence, conducted a searched of a home in the settlement of Rock Sound and recovered a .45 pistol, 2 magazines and fifty-five (55) rounds of ammunition...
Community
UB Partners with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to Host MLK Lecture - Jan 15, 2019 - 3:32:44 PM

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The Office of Student Leadership of the University of The Bahamas (UB) in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter, will celebrate the life and legacy of Civil Rights Activist, the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 at 6:00 p.m., in Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Auditorium, Oakes Field Campus. The theme of the lecture is: “Follow in His Footsteps…. Live the Dream”.

Dr. King was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity, founded on 4th December 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men known as the “Jewels” of the fraternity...
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During the Christmas Season, Mr. Ship It Gave Back - Jan 14, 2019 - 4:40:49 PM

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During the Christmas season, Mr. Ship It showed love and brought joy and cheer those who truly need it.

This Christmas was no different for the Management and Staff at Mr. Ship It. The business partnered with five local charitable organizations to share Christmas joy throughout The Bahamas. Mr. Ship It chose two organizations in Nassau, Twilight Home for The Elderly in Nassau Village and the Bilney Lane Children’s Home...
Community
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Gives $25K to The Ranfurly Home for Children - Jan 14, 2019 - 3:35:39 PM

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For the first time ever, the National Executive Board Meeting of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was held outside of the Continental United States of America.  The conference was held from January 10th-12th at Baha Mar and brought more than 300 of its members to Bahamian shores.  In keeping with the sorority’s ideal of service and to leave an indelible imprint in The Bahamas, a significant contribution was made to The Ranfurly Home for Children.  This initiative was spearheaded by the Regional Director of Florida and The Bahamas, Lawanda Harper, who worked diligently with all chapters to garner funds to make this happen... 
Community
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure tops US half million mark - Jan 14, 2019 - 10:22:26 AM

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CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, the region’s largest cancer fundraiser, has again topped the US half million mark in fundraising for cancer causes across the English and Dutch Caribbean. 

Last year the combined efforts of the various organizing committees, sponsors and participants in the 17 territories where the bank has a presence raised a total of USD $512, 367.39 in support of various cancer care and awareness charities. The majority of this was in cash, with some sponsors donating services to assist with fundraising...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Murder on Grand Bahama, Public assistance needed - Jan 13, 2019 - 8:07:02 AM

Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in finding the person(s) responsible for a shooting incident that has left a male dead.

Reports are that on Sunday 13th January 2019, shortly after 12am, police were alerted to gunshots being fired in the area of East Atlantic Drive. Officers quickly responded and upon arrival discovered the lifeless body of a male, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are appealing to the public for any information that can assist with this

investigation, to give them a call at the Central Detective Unit at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Police seek public help locating wanted murder Suspect - Jan 13, 2019 - 7:52:03 AM

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Police are seeking the public assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide investigation.
The suspect is: Andre Thompson, age 26 years of Sequoia Street, Pinewood Gardens.
Thompson is described as being 6’3” tall, medium build with brown complexion.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Andre Thompson is asked to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, 919/911 or the nearest Police Station. Thompson is considered armed and dangerous.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs seized, 1 man arrested - Jan 12, 2019 - 9:33:50 AM

An adult male was taken into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs and an illegal firearm, Friday, 11th January, 2019.

According to reports, around 12:30pm, South Central Division Officers, acting on information, while at Lexington Avenue off Wulff Road, conducted a search of a male and recovered a quantity of suspected marijuana and a 9 millimeter pistol...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: One man dead after Pinewood Gardens shooting - Jan 11, 2019 - 10:40:57 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident which has left one man dead, Thursday, 10th January, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, Police responded to Willow Tree Avenue, Pinewood Gardens, after receiving reports of a male being shot. Officers discovered the man with injuries to his body. Paramedics were called to the scene...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Woman stabbed in Nassau - 2 males in custody following 1200 lb. drug bust - Jan 10, 2019 - 9:26:38 AM

Police investigates stabbing incidents: Police are investigating a stabbing incident, Thursday, 10th January, 2019 which has left a 22 year old female detained in hospital. According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, a group of women were at a residence on Malcolm Road, when they got into an altercation, resulting in one of the women being stabbed to the body...

2 males in custody following a large drug bust on new providence: Police on the island of New Providence have seized more than 1,200 pounds of suspected marijuana in two separate incidents. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 and have taken two men into custody...  

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Grand Bahama: Armed Robbery - Jan 9, 2019 - 9:17:29 AM

Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating two male suspects who robbed a business establishment on
Tuesday 8th January 2019: Reports are that shortly after 9:00pm, two male culprits entered a business establishment on Logwood Road and Yellow Pine Road, brandishing a firearm and wearing mask, they proceeded to rob the cashier of personal items and took an undetermined amount of monies from the cash register before fleeing the area...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery incident - Suspects to be charged - Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs recovered - Jan 9, 2019 - 7:00:25 AM

Police investigates armed robbery incident:  Police on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Tuesday, 8th January, 2019...

Suspects to be charged: Police are pleased to announce that a 32 year old female and a 23 year old female will be formally charged in a Magistrate Court at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 9th January, 2019..  

Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs recovered: According to reports, shortly before 4:00pm, Tuesday, 8th January, 2019, Flying Squad officers and Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, acting on information, conducted a search of an abandon building on Douglas Road, Gambier Village, and recovered a .25 pistol, four (4) rounds of ammunition...

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