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Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme - Mar 23, 2019 - 9:00:23 AM

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On the first Thursday of every month during the school year, the Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) community observes “Carpool, Bike and Walk Day.”  Students, parents, teachers and staff are encouraged to carpool, bike or walk to and from school in fulfillment of its Eco-Schools’ Healthy Living and Climate Change goals.  Since 2012, LCIS students have been keeping their commitment to protecting the environment and their health through various initiatives in the Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme..
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Flying Squad in Grand Bahama uncovers dangerous drugs and illegal firearm - Mar 22, 2019 - 4:30:52 PM

Reports are that on Friday 22nd March 2019, shortly after 2:00pm, officers of the Flying Squad in Grand Bahama, acting on information, proceeded to Grays Avenue, Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock, where they uncovered in bushes, (5) plastic bags containing 12 lbs. of suspected marijuana, with a street value of $12,000.00 and a silver and black pistol containing (4) hollowed tip .380 ammunition.

There were no arrest made in this matter, investigation is continuing...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Award Winning Coral Vita Team to speak at GB Chamber Event - Mar 21, 2019 - 6:00:03 PM

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Late last year Government officials, private stakeholders and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) attended the groundbreaking of the world’s first ever coral farm, in Grand Bahama. The Coral Vita Project, which is a collaborative endeavor between Coral Vita, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, and the Grand Bahama Development Company (DEVCO) was founded by Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher, Environmental Managers who were inspired to create a company to restore the world’s dying reefs...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
GBPA on statement recent meter audit by GBPC - Mar 21, 2019 - 12:29:51 AM

The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited wishes to advise the public that as Regulators, we were notified by The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) that during a course of their recent meter audit, they discovered a number of suspected electricity diversions at several businesses within the Port Area.  As a result, we immediately began our own independent investigations into this matter which is currently ongoing.  Thus far, we can confirm that all of the work performed by the licensee was unpermitted, and was executed outside the scope of the license.

As this matter is currently with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and investigations are still ongoing, we do not wish to comment any further to interfere with the Police investigations.  We do believe that due process will be carried out and we are...
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Sands make 9th Year Tournament one of giving back - Mar 20, 2019 - 8:00:22 PM

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As spring approaches, so do the hot days of The Bahamian sun, but thankfully The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company was able to enjoy a breezy and not too warm, Sunday on the greens for their 9th Annual Sands Beer Golf Tournament in Grand Bahama.

Joining forces with The Fortune Hills Golf Association the annual tournament was held on lucky St. Patrick’s Day, with lots of beer to go around. “It was good to see such a well-attended tournament on Sunday,” noted Nigel Kirkby, a local player who also won longest drive...
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S.M.A.R.T. Women Campaign launched - Mar 20, 2019 - 8:15:02 AM

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A new campaign has been launched in an effort to unite Bahamian women from all walks of life to create an impact on an ailing Bahamian society. The SMART Women campaign seeks to work with existing organisations for women and girls, allowing them all to network in a way that makes their goals more achievable and impactful on the broader society.

SMART: Spiritual, Mature, Active, Relational Tutors plan to flood the schools, corporate Bahamas and communities with messages designed to "inspire and influence women to build strong communities"...
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Bahamas Waste and BAARK help protect man’s best friend - Mar 19, 2019 - 6:30:07 AM

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Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness (BAARK), take seriously their responsibility to protect animals in our communities. The organization teamed up with Nassau’s leading Waste Management Company, Bahamas Waste Limited, to host one of their three annual spay and neutering campaigns, known as MASH, Mobile Animal Sterilization Hospital. The first event of the year saw the group perform procedures on nearly two hundred dogs and cats for free...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Male body found on PIoneers Way in Grand Bahama identified - Mar 18, 2019 - 6:00:06 PM

The male who was found dead on Pioneers Way off Coral Road, with visible trauma to the body, has been identified as Charles Brian Rolle Jr. age 32 years of Grand Bahama.

(6) Persons are in police custody and are assisting police with their investigation into this matter...
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BRON’s Women Scientists & Leaders encourage girls to join STEM fields in celebration of International Women’s Day - Mar 18, 2019 - 2:00:51 PM

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An all-female contingent from BRON, a management and administration hub that supports a group of companies dealing in STEM-related industries, celebrated International Women's Day by visiting students of C.I. Gibson High School and Windsor High School.

The group consisting of Kelli Armstrong, Corey Cartwright, Elise Roberts, Desiree Smith, Crystal Hanna, Niketra Smith, Lakeisha Albury, Gabrielle Neely, and Patricia Roberts, spoke to students about working in engineering...
Community : Grand Bahama
Conchman helps young Grand Bahama athletes get a fast start - Mar 18, 2019 - 9:45:52 AM

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As part of their mandate to support organizations that focus on Youth and Sports, the GBPA Conchman Triathlon began their donations with the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association (GBAAA).   The GBAAA uses all its donations to help purchase track and field equipment as well as cover the athletes’ travel expenses to Nassau and other islands for competitions.

Chairman of the Conchman Committee, Christopher Baker, said “We are very pleased to be able to assist the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association. The funds were used to purchase new starting blocks, a high jump bar and other equipment...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police investigate a body found - Mar 17, 2019 - 6:00:32 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding the lifeless body of a dark male found on Saturday 16th March 2019.

According to reports, sometime after 11:00pm Police after receiving a call went to an area off Pioneers Way near Coral Road where they discovered the lifeless body of a dark male...
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Dental Hygienists on a mission to promote Oral Health in The Bahamas - Mar 14, 2019 - 2:45:47 PM

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Jewel Cooper and Donnette Sands are using social media, personal appearances, and any other avenue they can find to promote dental hygiene and oral health education and for this reason, they formed The Hygiene Loft in April, 2017.

This month, the pair visited the Bilney Lane Children's Home as they continue to spread their message. Noting that February was known as National Children's Dental Health Month, they decided to gift the children of the home with electronic spin brushes to help them on the right path for good oral health throughout life...
Community : Grand Bahama
Beacon School runs to win Dog Days School Challenge 2019 - Mar 14, 2019 - 2:30:37 PM

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The Beacon School is the reigning champion of the Dog Days Half Marathon School Challenge. The students won the challenge last year, with sponsorship support from Freeport Ship Services and MSC Freeport (Bahamas). The school entered 20 students last year and also won a cash prize of $500 for earning the most points during the marathon, each mile accrued by the athletes earned the school one point. 

There are presently 108 students enrolled at the Beacon School, which is Grand Bahama’s special needs education centre.  This year the school’s Special Olympic Athletes will represent the school in the Dog Days Half Marathon...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotaract East Nassau: Let's Talk Marijuana - Mar 13, 2019 - 5:50:52 PM

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In the spirit of World Rotaract Week observed March 11-17, celebrating 51 years of service, fellowship and community building, The Rotaract Club of East Nassau chose an innovated route by partnering with The Bahamas Marijuana Coalition to host our first Let’s Talk Marijuana open discussion.

Over 50 young adults, both members, and nonmembers of Rotaract International attended the open meeting held Monday, March 11, 2019, at Smugglers, King Street 6:30-7:30 pm. Co-chair of the Bahamas  Marijuana Coalition, Quinn McCartney shared his views on how the government’s interest in opening business prospects concerning marijuana and it’s potential for the economy...
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Commonwealth Day celebrated at the D.W Davis High School & C.I.Gibson - Mar 13, 2019 - 10:57:35 AM

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We live in a hurricane zone and some Commonwealth countries in this region have felt the effects of recent storms.  We must continue to be our brothers’ keeper and lend a helping hand when needed.  Sending money and materials to help with hurricane relief efforts should remain priority. 

Also, opening our doors temporarily to welcome persons from other countries who were affected by hurricanes must continue.  An example of this extension of love was seen when Prime Minister The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis extended an invitation to welcome students from Dominica to The Bahamas...
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BTVI Supports St. George’s Tech Fair - Mar 13, 2019 - 10:25:28 AM

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President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson, highlighted the importance of having the right skills to compete in a global and technological economy, while speaking at the recently held St. George’s technical vocational and science exhibition.

Dr. Robertson noted that BTVI’s Freeport campus has more than doubled its enrollment within the past few years from an annual average of 250 to more than 500 based on three key reasons:  Firstly, BTVI’s success of securing City and Guilds’ status and becoming a Cisco Academy. Also, introduction by the government of the Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) Scholarship program has greatly expanded access to technical and vocational programs at BTVI.
Community : Grand Bahama
34th Annual HSGB Dog Show an enjoyable day - Mar 12, 2019 - 11:00:27 PM

 
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The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) held their 34th annual Dog Show on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. Beautiful weather and a host of gorgeous dogs combined to make a successful and enjoyable day.

A variety of dog breeds from large to small were represented as well as a number of cross breeds, and of course many wonderful Royal Bahamian Potcakes. The competition was tough as there were so many lovely dogs, but at the end of the day Shrek, a handsome and gentle Dogue de Bordeaux...
Community
Preparing women for professional and financial success - Mar 12, 2019 - 4:25:06 PM

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, CIBC FirstCaribbean hosted its first Women’s Workshop at the Salvation Army Headquarters, helping women in the community with limited resources get ready to enter the job market and teaching them the power of saving.

Mychelyn Watson, the bank’s Human Resources Business Associate, made a presentation on “Preparing Women for the Workplace.” She discussed interview etiquette and dressing for success. Inger Johnson, CIBC FirstCaribbean Retail District Manager, focused on “Women’s Financial Wellness” and shared tips for savings...
Community : Obituaries
Donald 'Come on Down Now' Roberts Obituary - Mar 9, 2019 - 1:17:09 PM

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Don (to all of us) was a man who lived his life to the fullest.

He was a man who put his all into everything he did - so that he built an impeccable reputation in Business, Fishing, Shooting or whatever his activity.

He lived a full life so much so that in spite of all the physical pain and misery he suffered, especially these past 4 years, he didn’t want to leave it. His full life was rewarded with great material success, especially in his last 20 years when he established the Ace Dealership in Dolly Madison and built one of the most successful businesses in Freeport if not the Bahamas using his personality and skill, especially in merchandising and customer relations built over a lifetime of accomplishments.

As I have said before, Don’s business success was no accident: he made sure he had his numbers and he studied them fastidiously.

In the past 3 years, in particular, we his family, friends, his staff and close acquaintances have suffered with Don over his declining health. Through it all, with
Community
The Music Project, 3rd annual high school pop band competition held - Mar 7, 2019 - 7:00:38 PM

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Eleven school bands from five islands recently participated in the third annual high school pop band competition The Music Project (TMP), with Queen’s College taking home the top prize. All band members of QC’s “Thrive 2 XL” pop band will receive an all-expense paid trip to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts this summer to become engrossed in a training camp that will hone their skills and boost their confidence even more. This is the second year that QC has won the top prize. Mentor Dion Turnquest guided the kids through their three performances. Each band had to perform a cover song, a Bahamian song and an original song written and composed by the students themselves...
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