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Geena Thompson Heading to Miss World - Oct 22, 2017 - 6:44:15 PM

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In a matter of hours, Miss World Bahamas Geena Thompson will begin her trek half way around the world, as she leaves for China to compete in the 67th edition of the Miss World pageant! Geena will go up against beauties from over 120 countries as she represents the Bahamas in the world’s largest beauty competition.

The excited goodwill ambassador - who has been preparing for this moment ever since capturing the national title on July 30...
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Prime Minister Minnis: Remarks at Metropolitan Church of the Nazarene - Oct 22, 2017 - 6:30:21 PM

Remarks by Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas at Metropolitan Church of the Nazarene Sunday, 22 October 2017 11:00 A.M.:Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell; Pastor Nelson Pierre...  
It is good to be in the House of the Lord, from whom all blessings flow. 

Thank you for your invitation to worship at the Metropolitan Church of the Nazarene, as we thank the Lord for His many blessings.

Matthew 18: 20 reminds us: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”...


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Blairwood Academy Students given Crash Course in Wastewater Management - Oct 22, 2017 - 12:20:57 PM

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As part of its long-standing commitment to the growth and development of young people, The Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC), has developed and maintained programs dedicated to helping young people recognize the linkages between their everyday activities and water. Through such programs, the corporation has also worked to provide exposure to the various career opportunities which exist within the field.

“There are so many opportunities available to Bahamians who are interested in this field” said Ramon Bain, WSC Graduate Engineer with the Sewerage Department. “From engineering roles, like mine, to environmental health, plumbers, electricians and welders...
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Milo Butler teams up with US-based vendor JM Smucker to donate to Bahamas Red Cross Hurricane Relief - Oct 22, 2017 - 12:02:08 PM

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Milo Butler Distributors has partnered with its vendor JM Smucker to bring relief to residents in the southern Bahamas. The US-based company produces Five Roses Flour and recently donated 1000 2lb bags to the Bahamas Red Cross Society for distribution throughout the impacted islands.

Just last month, Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage and destruction throughout the islands of The Bahamas. Immediately after the storm, Milo Butler Distributors partnered with local organizations to donate canned goods, grocery items, cleaning supplies and pet food. The team also reached out to its network of vendors in the international community for additional assistance. JM Smucker was the first to answer the call...
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Early Signs of Breast Cancer you shouldn’t ignore, how to recognize symptoms - Oct 22, 2017 - 12:37:09 AM

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Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? The fact that is even more important than the somewhat startling statistic is that early diagnosis and treatment offers the highest rate of survival.

“The word cancer is no longer a death sentence and has not been for many years,” said Dr. Arlington Lightbourne, who specializes in wellness. “The important thing is to find the best health care possible. Ideally, we would all like to be treated at home and fortunately, we have physicians returning to The Bahamas after advanced postgraduate training in oncology care and surgery...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Two juvenile males in custody for Primary School break-in - Oct 19, 2017 - 9:24:32 AM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Northeastern Division officers, took two juvenile males into custody on Wednesday 18th October 2017 in connection with a recent break-in at Claridge Road Primary School.

According to reports, on Monday 16th October 2017, Police received a report of a break-in at Claridge Primary and a number of electronic equipment and school supplies stolen...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
20 Arrested, 27 Drivers Ticketed - 2 Illegal Guns Seized, Two In Custody - 4 In Custody For Drug Possession - Oct 19, 2017 - 9:20:32 AM

20 Arrested, 27 Drivers Ticketed By Mobile Division Officers: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of twenty (20) persons during the past 48 hours for, murder...

2 Illegal Guns Seized, Two In Custody:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division officers, took two adult males into custody following the seizure of two illegal firearms on Wednesday 18th October 2017...

4 In Custody For Drug Possession:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two adult males and two adult females into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 17th October 2017...
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Bahamian Brewery says Think Pink and Drink Pink - Oct 18, 2017 - 5:39:35 PM

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Every October, the world pauses to honour the women and men diagnosed with breast cancer. As one of the leading causes of death, particularly in Bahamian women, breast cancer continues to wreak havoc on families around the country. In fact, it is estimated that one in every ten Bahamian women will be diagnosed with the disease. Thanks to increased conversation, people have become even more aware of their bodies and motivated to take better care of themselves.
 
Local non-profit organizations, such as The Cancer Society of The Bahamas, have been instrumental in raising awareness about the various forms of cancer and in providing much needed support to cancer sufferers and their families...
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Former Ranfurly Homes’ resident adjusts focus - Oct 18, 2017 - 1:32:20 PM

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Life changed for Edneka Farquharson at the age of 13. First, she was taken from her mother and placed with her grandmother, only to eventually land in the Ranfurly Homes for Children.

As a resident of the home, she regularly attended St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk and then occasionally after having to leave the home upon graduating from high school in 2014.  Since then, the 20-year-old has worked at several companies including Bahamar, Solomon’s and Unique Vacations – none lasting more than a few months...
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Domino’s Supports S.T.R.A.W.’s International Day Of The Girl Event - Oct 18, 2017 - 12:03:16 PM

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On October 11, S.T.R.A.W. Inc, Center for Women hosted its 6th Annual International Day of The Girl at C.W. Sawyer Primary School. The local non-profit group’s event coincided with the United Nations global celebration of girls around the world. Dominos Pizza served as a corporate sponsor for the day, supporting the initiative by donating lunch for more than 100 participants.  

S.T.R.A.W. started the new school year by reintroducing its youth development and mentoring program for at-risk primary school girls under the theme Proud To Be A Girl! The program seeks to engage adolescent girls as they transition into the complex teenage years...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police nab suspect in latest murder, several Others Being Sought - Police urge public to settle conflicts amicably - Oct 17, 2017 - 11:07:10 AM

Police Nab Suspect in Latest Murder, Several Others Being Sought:Police are pleased to report that a male suspect is now in custody in connection with the country’s latest murder, meanwhile police are seeking the whereabouts of several other suspects wanted in connection with this and several other murders that occurred in the area over the past months...

Police Urge Public to Settle Conflicts Amicably:In light of the recent incidents in which individuals have lost their lives because of unresolved conflicts and disagreements, Police are urging members of the public in particular our young men to find amicable ways to settle their conflicts...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassa: Investigation in early morning shooting death continues - Security guard arrested for an illegal gun - Traffic accident victim dies in Hospital - Oct 16, 2017 - 10:17:20 PM

Investigation in early morning shooting death continues:
Police are appealing to members of the public to come forth with any information that may assist in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 15th October 2017....

Security guard arrested for an illegal gun: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division officers, took an adult male security officer into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Monday 16th October 2017...

Traffic accident victim dies in Hospital: A man, who was detained in hospital following a traffic accident on Monday 9th October 2017, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday 15th October 2017....
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ALIV Events Manager Models with Mom for Breast Cancer Awareness - Oct 16, 2017 - 4:17:41 PM

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In an effort to continue expanding its corporate responsibilities, ALIV decided to sponsor several events with a breast cancer awareness focus. One of those events took place on Sunday, October 15th at the launch of Remilda Rose Designs Spring/Summer 2018 Collection. ALIV Events, Sponsorship and Community Manager, Bianca Bethel-Sawyer participated in the event, held at Superclubs Breezes Resort, by modeling one of the designs that featured all the colours representing cancer. It was an overwhelming but fruitful experience for Ms. Sawyer as her mother, Christine Russell is a nine-year cancer survivor.

“I thought it was a cool idea to participate along with lay the groundwork for the sponsorship,” Mrs. Bethel Sawyer said. “The day before I was so emotional because it brought so many bad memories of when my mom was battling...
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Giving back to the Harbour Island Community - Oct 14, 2017 - 1:19:08 PM

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On Thursday October 5th, 2017 Romalia’s Townhouse presented the first of its annual Legacy Scholarships to Katelyn Cambridge a student entering the 12th grade at the Harbour Island All Age School. She was also presented with a new Dell laptop and backpack with school supplies. Katelyn was not available for the presentation of the scholarship award as she was also selected to represent her school in the sailing competition held in Freeport Grand Bahama. Accepting on her behalf was her mother Alexis Ross Cambridge...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: DEU seize 280 marijuana plants, a Bahamian and 2 Jamaicans in custody - 30 arrested, 85 drivers ticketed - Oct 13, 2017 - 5:33:24 PM

DEU seize 280 marijuana plants, a Bahamian and two Jamaicans in custody: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took a Bahamian man along with a Jamaican woman and man into custody following the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana plants on Friday 13th October 2017...

30 arrested, 85 drivers ticketed: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of thirty (30) persons during the past 48 hours for, murder, stolen vehicle...
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Commonwealth Bank donates $25,000 to Red Cross for Hurricane Relief - Oct 13, 2017 - 5:27:36 PM

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Declaring ‘We will stand by you and help you to once again stand on your own,’ Commonwealth Bank donated $25,000 to the Bahamas Red Cross this week to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Executives of the all Bahamian-owned and operated bank presented the cheque at Red Cross headquarters while announcing other measures to assist in the wake of the powerful storm that lashed the southern islands of The Bahamas exactly one month earlier.  

“Just one year ago, it was Hurricane Matthew that brought devastation to some of our beautiful islands. This year, with many residents and businesses not fully recovered from previous hurricanes, Hurricane Irma took aim,” said Jacqueline Farrington...
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Scotiabank Sponsors BNT’s Wine and Art Festival - Oct 12, 2017 - 1:58:57 PM

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Scotiabank is partnering with The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) as a returning sponsor of their annual Wine & Art Festival. 

“Scotiabank is pleased to sponsor Wine and Art for a fifth consecutive year,” said Greg Stuart

Group Head, Corporate and Commercial Banking, Scotiabank. “We encourage the community to support BNT in its efforts to guard and protect our natural resources by attending this noble fundraising event.”...
Community
Derek W. Smith, Jr. appointed to board of directors of Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation - Oct 12, 2017 - 12:05:45 PM

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Mr. N. Vandyke Pratt, Chairman of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Derek W Smith Jr. to the Foundation’s Board of Directors with effect from September 30th, 2017.
 
On September 25th, 2017, Director Derek was elected the 12th President of the Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council and was appointed to represent the Council on the Board...
Community
Komen Bahamas runs on Dunkin’ - Oct 12, 2017 - 10:04:29 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure scored a slam Dunk during its recent registration drive at Dunkin’ Donuts Bahamas.

Twice a month until the Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) in January, Komen Bahamas will have on-site registration at the donut giant’s East Street South location from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

The goal is to get as many local residents registered for the January 13th event...
Community
ALIV sponsors 2018 Remilda Rose Spring/Summer Collection Event - Oct 12, 2017 - 9:47:03 AM

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ALIV is the main sponsor for the 2018 Spring/Summer Remilda Rose Collection which will be unveiled on Sunday, October 15th at SuperClubs Breezes. In a press conference held today (October 11), ALIV Events, Sponsorship and Community Manager, Bianca Bethel-Sawyer noted that ALIV was proud to sponsor the event as proceeds will benefit the Cancer Society of The Bahamas. Remilda Rose Owner/Founder Gillian Curry-Williams has had her own family affected by cancer as her father passed from cancer only a year ago. Mrs. Curry-Williams decided at that time, as a designer, she wanted to do something to raise public awareness as well as making a monetary donation...
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