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BTVI Students assist in major conference set-up - Apr 25, 2018 - 1:30:44 PM

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Twelve students from Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI,) had the opportunity to practice their skills away from the classroom in a real-life work environment. They assisted in the infrastructure set up and break down for the four-day Cisco conference at Baha Mar.

BTVI Dean of Construction Trades and Workforce Development Alexander Darville said the request came from The MoVi Group for six carpentry and six electrical engineer students...
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ALIV pushes Art and STEAM Education - Apr 25, 2018 - 8:02:23 AM

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ALIV has successfully completed the production of its first ever “Believe in Best Art Competition” mural at the St. Cecilia’s Catholic School, officially unveiling the piece during a ceremony Monday (April 23) on school premises. ALIV’s educational mission is to support advancement through the use of innovation and technology while focusing on the S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) pillars.

St. Cecilia’s was also the first school to join ALIV’s Schools Plus Program back in September of 2017. During the ceremony on Monday, ALIV Brand & Inventory Champion Anissa Adderley spoke to those in attendance about ALIV’s commitment...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police seek public's help in solving armed robbery - 76 drivers cited - Apr 25, 2018 - 6:47:07 AM

Police seek public's help in solving armed robbery: Police are asking members of the public, to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery, which occurred Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, two men, one armed with a firearm, entered a business establishment on Paradise Island...

76 drivers cited:Officers from the Mobile Divisions conducted road checks in various parts of the island...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF: Illegal firearms recovered - Apr 24, 2018 - 9:01:44 PM

The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has led to two illegal firearms being recovered from the streets of New Providence and Eleuthera. 

In the first incident, shortly before 11:00pm, Monday, 23rd April, 2018 Drug Enforcement Officers while on routine patrol on Lightbourn Avenue, Rock Crusher, observed a group of men standing on the side of the street, acting in a suspicious manner...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Nassau: Police seek public's help in locating wanted suspect - Apr 24, 2018 - 8:31:06 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 Unlawful Sexual Intercourse investigation on the island of New Providence.

The suspect is Taverous Munroe age 27 years of Crystal Way, Kennedy Subdivision also Yellow Elder Gardens...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery in Exuma - Apr 24, 2018 - 8:00:13 PM

Police are asking members of the public, especially those on the island of Exuma, to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery, which occurred Tuesday 23rd April, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, a male armed with a firearm entered a business establishment in Farmer’s Hill, Exuma, held an employee at bay and robbed the establishment of cash before running away...
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Bonefish Pond National Park contributes millions to tourism, storm protection and the local economy - Apr 24, 2018 - 3:09:22 PM

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On a recent Sunday Anna Fitzek from Germany took the invitation from some friends to take a tour of The Bonefish Pond National Park in the southwest end of New Providence.

“I was totally surprised by this park,” she said. “It’s pretty cool.”

She experienced the mangroves and wildlife in the park on a kayak with the afternoon sun setting...
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Race Weekend Thanks Grand Bahama Corporate Sponsors - Apr 24, 2018 - 2:06:52 PM

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Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend recently thanked its Grand Bahama sponsors who helped make the 2018 event a success. 

In her first official capacity as Assistant Race Director, Olympian Tonique Williams got the chance to meet sponsors and discuss the race.

Komen Bahamas Honorary Chairperson, Willie Moss, who is also a senior partner at Graham Thompson & Co, accompanied Ms. Williams as they visited Statoil South Riding Point, Sawyer’s Fresh Market, TheBahamasWeekly.com...
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20th Atlantic Medical Funwalk Run attracts more than 1800 - Apr 24, 2018 - 10:30:01 AM

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Atlantic Medical’s Funwalk Run in Nassau, a premier annual fitness event, attracted an unprecedented and enthusiastic crowd of over 1800 competitive walkers and runners, among whom was none other than Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands who also assisted in prize presentations.

And the 2018 prizes were so generous, they astounded winners and supporters alike. According to Ladonna Gardiner, when she decided to participate in the 20th Annual Atlantic Medical Insurance (AMI) Funwalk Run on April 21, 2018...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving armed robberies - 57 drivers ticketed - Apr 23, 2018 - 9:40:11 AM

Police seek public’s help in solving armed robberies: Police are asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving two armed robberies, which occurred Monday, 23rd April, 2018.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly before 1:00am, a man was driving on Marrow Lane, Garden Hills, when he was stopped by two men on foot, armed with firearms, who robbed him of cash and a cell phone before running away...  
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Rebecca Chapter No. 4 aids Sandilands Rebab. Center - Apr 23, 2018 - 12:07:48 AM

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In keeping with its commitment to aid the Robert Smith Ward at Sandilands Rehabilitation Center, Rebecca Chapter No. 4, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated recently planted a garden of perennials and hibiscus in the Ward’s atrium and also donated goodly numbers of clothing, shoes, socks and underwear to residents there.

Two years ago Rebecca Chapter No. 4 adopted the Robert Smith Ward and since then the Chapter and Ward have had a very good relationship. Rebecca Chapter No. 4 has committed itself to assisting the ward on a long term basis...
Community : Grand Bahama
KGBCC Marks Litter Month to help cleanup GB - Apr 22, 2018 - 2:12:33 PM

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A clean neighbourhood is good for the environment, beneficial for residents, especially children, all while increasing property values and growing community investment; something Grand Bahama is working hard to do after several hurricanes and economic challenges.

Since its inception, The Keep Grand Bahama Clean (KGBC) Committee, an initiative of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited, has embarked on a mission to create cleaner, greener communities across the island of Grand Bahama...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Fast food restaurant on Prince Charles Drive robbed - Apr 20, 2018 - 7:01:23 AM

Police are asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery, which occurred Thursday, 19th April, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, two armed men pulled up to the drive thru window of a fast food restaurant on Prince Charles Drive. One of the men came from the vehicle and robbed the cashier of cash before getting back into a 2009 black Chevrolet Cobalt and speeding off... 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Illegal drugs recovered on Potter's Cay Dock - Apr 20, 2018 - 6:15:34 AM

The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, has led officers to successfully recovering a quantity of dangerous drugs from hitting the streets of New Providence. 

Shortly after 11:00am Thursday, 19th April, 2018 Drug Enforcement Officers, conducted a search of a freight container, while at Potters Cay Dock, and recovered two boxes with suspected marijuana... 
Community : Grand Bahama
EARTHCARE teaches Bahamian students about plastic pollution - Apr 19, 2018 - 9:35:42 AM

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EARTHCARE’s Founder, Gail Woon addressed the BMES Assembly on April 17th 2018. Her topics were Earth Day, Plastic Pollution and EARTHCARE. Earth Day is April 22nd. “The first Earth Day was in 1970. Pollution was very bad, the air was polluted. In the U.S. the rivers were so full of chemicals that were dumped by industries that they would regularly catch on fire. The people were fed up and they marched and protested asking their government to enact laws to protect the air, the water and the ground from pollution. Every year since then, more and more people and countries have started to celebrate Earth Day world wide...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police investigate traffic fatality in Eleuthera - Apr 18, 2018 - 6:55:16 AM

Police on Eleuthera, are investigating a traffic accident which occurred, Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, and has left an adult female dead. 

Reports are that shortly before 6:00pm, a woman was driving a silver Chevrolet Cobalt car on Queens Highway, south of the settlement of Upper Bouge, when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into bushes before overturning...
Community
Call for conservationists to unite over minister’s fisheries ‘threat’ - Apr 17, 2018 - 8:09:59 PM

Save The Bays said they were shocked and alarmed to learn of the government’s apparent plan to stretch the country’s already overburdened marine resources to breaking point and perhaps beyond – the group calling recent statements by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Renward Wells “outrageous” and “uninformed”.

STB chairman Joseph Darville said the Minister’s vow to try and double fisheries exports within a year is reckless, dangerous and an insult to the hard work and sacrifice of countless conservationists over the years...
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UB Concert Choir Readies for Cultural Exchange as they tour Canada - Apr 16, 2018 - 1:20:58 PM

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The month of April ushers in an aura of collective turmoil for college students, who enter panic-mode in a mad rush to brace for last-minute assignments and final exams.

With the Spring 2018 semester drawing to an end, members of the University of The Bahamas’ (UB) Concert Choir are preparing for another type of rush – excitement - as they prepare to embark on a “tour of musical and cultural exchange.”...
Community
CGI Group of Companies Celebrate Atlantic Medical Fun Run Walk Run in Grand Style - Apr 15, 2018 - 9:53:11 PM

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The local companies of Colonial Group International (CGI), inclusive of Atlantic Medical, Security & General and Colonial Pensions, have combined its efforts to host the 20th Annual Atlantic Medical Fun Run Walk. The goal is to make this year’s event the best one yet.

The Walk, which is in its 20th year will take place on Saturday April 21 and will be held in honour of CGI’s former President and CEO, Alan Peacock who passed away late last year...
Community
AML To Celebrate Earth Day With 3rd Annual Eco-Friendly ‘Bring Your Own Bag’ Initiative - Apr 15, 2018 - 11:32:04 AM

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On Sunday, April 22nd, AML Foods Ltd. will commemorate Earth Day with its 3rd annual Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) event. This weekend, the company hopes to distribute more than 10,000 free, reusable shopping bags to customers at grocery outlets on New Providence and on Grand Bahama. Participating stores include Solomon’s Super Center at Old Trail Rd, Solomon’s Yamacraw, Solomon’s Fresh Market Harbour Bay, and Solomon’s Fresh Market Old Fort Bay in New Providence and at Solomon’s Lucaya, and Solomon’s Freeport in Grand Bahama... 
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