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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Mobile officers continue to be vigilant on the streets of Grand Bahama - Dec 17, 2018 - 10:05:00 AM

Officers of the Mobile Division conducted road checks  throughout Grand Bahama between Saturday 15th December 2018 and Sunday 16th December 2018, this resulted in (28) fixed penalties levied on traffic offenders and (4) persons arrested for outstanding warrants issued by the Magistrate Court...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Joint Operation by Police and Defense Force Officers in Bimini - Dec 17, 2018 - 9:57:09 AM

Reports are that on Sunday 16th December 2018, shortly after 11:00am, officers of the Bimini Division along with officers of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, acting on intelligence and in a joint operation, went to a local resort on South Bimini where they boarded a 36ft. vessel that was moored at that resort and discovered (12) illegal immigrants (3) females and (9) males on board. A further search of the vessel was conducted and the officers discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. The captain of that vessel, a resident of New Providence was arrested and taken into police custody...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police Christmas Beat Retreat - Seek help in Shooting death - Police probe traffic fatality - Dec 16, 2018 - 10:19:54 AM

Police Christmas Beat Retreat: Under the patronage of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Anthony Ferguson, the Royal Bahamas Police Force Annual Christmas Beat Retreat, under the theme “Christmas through the eyes of a Child” will take place today, Sunday, 16th December, 2018, at Rawson and Parliament Square, Bay Street...  

Seek help in Shooting death: Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident which has left one man dead and two others detained in hospital, Saturday, 15th December 2018.  Reports are that shortly before 8:00pm, three adult males were standing in front of a home on Roland Street, Ridgeland Park West...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama DEU officers discover over 20lbs. of suspected marijuana - Dec 16, 2018 - 10:11:16 AM

Reports are that on Saturday 15th December 2018, shortly before 6:00pm, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit while in the area of East Atlantic Drive, took into custody a 33 year old male of Freeport after he was found in possession of 10 lbs. of suspected marijuana in his vehicle with a street value of $10,000.00. A further search of the vehicle also uncovered a .38 revolver with (4) rounds of ammunition...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Bahamian fugitive nabbed trying to leave country - Dec 16, 2018 - 9:00:54 AM

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Shortly after 5:00pm Saturday, 15th December, Police on New Providence were called to the International Terminal of the Lynden Pindling International Airport, after they received information that a Bahamian Male, Don Cyprian Martin of Martin Town, Grand Bahama, was attempting to leave the Country. Martin is wanted in the State of Atlanta, USA, on an outstanding criminal court warrant in connection with an alleged child sexual assault case...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Officers of the Northern Division make significant arrests - Dec 14, 2018 - 10:02:16 AM

Reports are that on Wednesday 12th December 2018, shortly before 8:00pm, officers of Rapid Response arrested four males while at a residence on Adventurers Way, where they discovered a .40 pistol with (7) rounds of ammunition...

Reports are that on Thursday December 13th 2018, shortly before 9:00pm, officers of the Mobile Division while in the area of Amberjack Street, arrested three males after a stop of their vehicle uncovered a quantity of suspected marijuana... 
Community
Third Year of The Music Project Competition Underway - Dec 13, 2018 - 3:05:31 PM

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Isaiah Taylor, leader of Grammy award-winning band Bahamen, called for more musicians to be willing to take advantage of the vast opportunities available on the global stage and stop settling, or being comfortable, in just playing at local gigs. His comments came as he stepped from the shadows for the first time to address young people preparing for the third round of The Music Project (TMP) competition. In The Bahamas today, many musicians are comfortable with just playing at home for whatever they can make and do not broaden their skills internationally...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA Conchman Iron Kids & Secondary School Triathletes Receive Medals & Trophy - Dec 13, 2018 - 6:24:40 AM

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A crowd pleasing highlight of the annual Grand Bahama Port Authority Conchman Triathlon is the children’s Iron Kids Competition. The event is open to kids up to twelve years old and gives them the opportunity to display their athleticism in a mini version of the full triathlon.

A presentation was held last week at the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the triathlon’s Event Sponsor, to officially award the winners and top finishers with medals and prizes...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: A male arrested for break-in at Financial Institution - Dec 12, 2018 - 9:25:15 AM

A 35 year old male was arrested by officers of the Central Detective Unit in connection with the break-in at a Financial Institution on Friday 7th December 2018.

Reports are that on Tuesday 11th December 2018, shortly after 6:00pm, officers of the Central Detective Unit arrest a 35 year old male in the Coral Road area, in connection with the break-in at a Financial Institution. He is expected to be formally arraigned before the Magistrate Court this week...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Abaco shooting Incident - Dangerous drugs arrests - Dec 11, 2018 - 6:42:36 AM

Reports are that on Monday 10th December 2018, shortly before 9:00pm, police were called to Southside Road in Marsh Harbor, where it was reported that three armed males, opened fire on a group of persons on the outside of a business establishment and fled the area on foot. A male victim received injuries to the leg and was transported to the local clinic where he was treated and discharged...
Community
Eleuthera kids get converse sneakers - Dec 10, 2018 - 4:22:46 PM

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Children all throughout Eleuthera who participate in sporting activities recently received the treat of a brand new pair of Converse tennis shoes.

The sneakers were donated by the converse company through one of Eleuthera's winter residents, William "Doug" Douglass, who was happy to arrange the pick up and delivery of the shoes for the children of Eleuthera.

The Urban Renewal office in Eleuthera spearheaded the distribution of the tennis through its officers Bernadette Sweeting and Nicoya Taylor. They arranged a fun day for the kids where the shoes were distributed and the children were treated to lunch...
Community
Zonta Activism Wraps up with International Human Rights Day - Dec 10, 2018 - 3:43:13 PM

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Sixteen days of activism to "Say No to Violence Against Women and Girls" wrapped up worldwide this Monday with the commemoration of International Human Rights Day, December 10. 

Here in The Bahamas, Zonta Bahamas brought a rigorous activism schedule to a close with the "Walk In My Shoes" event held at Christie Park on Saturday, with social media agitation continuing after the main event. Members of the public responded well and scores of new or gently used shoes were collected by Contains to donate to charity. Each pair of shoes were to represent a victim of domestic violence or any kind of violence...
Community
Project Exterminate To Double Cleanup Efforts in Yamacraw Shores - Dec 9, 2018 - 11:00:11 AM

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Margaret Mede once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world”. For members of the Voltar’s World Service Club, this mantra fully encompasses their work. Though small in size, they are committed to the execution of their islandwide cleanup campaign dubbed ‘Exterminate the Waste’.

For the past two years, Voltar’s World, a service organization targeting inner-city communities, has worked with one mission in mind which is to shift the way the public views waste disposal. Since inception, they have been supported by leading waste management company,
Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events - Dec 9, 2018 - 10:52:25 AM

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One of the autumn highlights for GBIBs was Cornell University's "Big Day" event on October 6th where more than 17000 birders in 146 countries observed 6136 species of birds during a 24 hour period. This number represented more than half of the world's species and was the highest count for a single day of October birding ever! With so may endemic species in our region, the West Indies which includes the Bahamas, are essential to this world-wide birding effort. Puerto Rico turned the tables on the Bahamas this year tallying 146 over 141 species...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Break-in at a Financial Institution - Dec 7, 2018 - 3:13:53 PM

Reports are that on Friday 7th December 2018, shortly after 12:00am, police were alerted to a financial institution on Explorers Way and the Mall Drive. Officers arrived at that location and discovered an eastern window to the establishment smashed, officers then proceeded into the interior of the establishment and discovered that culprit(s) had entered and caused extensive damages...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered - Police investigates shooting incident - Dec 7, 2018 - 2:52:20 PM

Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered –6 males in custody: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, has led to five illegal firearms and a quantity of dangerous drugs being taken from the streets of Berry Islands and New Providence, in separate incidents Thursday, 6th December, 2018 and six adult males taken into custody...

Police investigates shooting incident – 1 adult male in custody: Police on New Providence have taken an adult male into custody in connection with a shooting incident which has left an adult male in hospital, Thursday, 6th December, 2018...
Community : Grand Bahama
Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement - Dec 6, 2018 - 10:36:29 PM

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West End, Grand Bahama Island - During The Bahamas Weekly News Team’s trip to the western tip of the Grand Bahama with estate broker James Sarles, an expert on West End real estate, our team was pleasantly surprised to find that the desire for high end Real Estate has has taken on a new life with the announcement of Toronto based Skyline Investments deal to acquire the former Ginn Property. Skyline Investments. will purchase 2,012 acres of the former Ginn property which includes portions of Old Bahama Bay resort.

The Bahama Weekly News Team  had the opportunity to do a walk through of a property called Villa Gardenia, a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath canalfront home with over 5,200 feet of living space  which, although...
Community : Service Organizations
24th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser on Grand Bahama - Dec 6, 2018 - 9:10:16 AM

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The 24th annual Festival Noël fundraiser will be held Friday, December 7th 2018, from 7pm – 10pm at the Rand Nature Centre on Cathedral Boulevard, Grand Bahama. Celebrate the opening of the festive season under this year’s theme “Walking in Nature’s Wonderland” with joyful spirits and dazzling décor.

Festival Noel is the Bahamas National Trust’s signature fundraising event on Grand Bahama Island that attracts over 300 patrons...
Community
Kidney Donor Urges Others to Save a Life - Dec 5, 2018 - 3:05:23 PM

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When Tamika Roberts made her way to the starting line of the Bahamas Half Marathon, her goal wasn’t to win but to raise awareness for a cause near and dear to her heart without uttering a single word – donate an organ to save a loved one’s life. She did it and she has never looked back while the brother whose life she preserved now has a lot to look forward to.

Even more powerfully, Roberts wants others to know that they do not need to depend on international donors. This type of giving can start right at home...   
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama man stabbed by two males near Ranfurly Circus - Dec 5, 2018 - 11:37:04 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a 22 year old male hospitalized in serious condition.

Reports are that on Tuesday 4th December 2018, shortly after 7:00pm, a male reported that while at a business establishment in the area of the Ranfurly Circus, he was involved in an altercation with two males, who stabbed him about the body...
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