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UB Mingoes find positives in loss to Northern Arizona University - Aug 20, 2018 - 4:30:01 PM

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Justin Smith hit seven three-pointers to lead the UB Mingoes with 27 points in the loss to The Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks 92-82 in Summer of Thunder action on Sunday August 19, 2018 at The Kendal Issacs gym.

The Mingoes got within single digits of the division one school twice in the fourth quarter but just ran out of time. Smith said that despite the loss the team looks good for the regular season.

“The Lumberjacks play systematic basketball and we were able to get within single digits at one point,” he said. “The teams we will see this season aren’t any better than them so as long as we play as a team...
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Rights Bahamas: Hypocrisy and double standards on 'shanty towns' - Aug 20, 2018 - 4:01:12 PM

The level of hypocrisy and disingenuousness involved in the Prime Minister’s recent comments regarding Haitian ethnic communities is simply staggering.

First of all, there is no such thing as a “comprehensive, careful and compassionate” way to forcibly evict someone from their home and relocate them against their will. This is brute force and coercion, pure and simple...
Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA 2018 Summer Student Program a success - Aug 20, 2018 - 10:53:58 AM

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For over forty years, The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has conducted its summer student employment program, providing Grand Bahamian high school and university students the opportunity to experience real, hands-on work within the corporate world.   GBPA began this program with the intent to create a structured environment where youth are able to learn valuable information from top business professionals, enhancing their core work ethics.  The program, which commences in May and ends in August of each year, includes three, four-week long sessions; ensuring that GBPA includes the highest number of participants as possible, while offering a financial earning opportunity for summer students...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicide - 21 arrested by mobile division - Aug 20, 2018 - 9:55:23 AM

Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating the death of an adult male, who’s partly decomposed body was discovered, Sunday, 19th August, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm, Investigators were called to St. Matthew’s Cemetery on Church and Shirley Streets, where the body of a Caucasian male was discovered with injuries...   

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drugs Arrest - Aug 18, 2018 - 10:50:35 AM

In the first incident on Friday 17th August 2018, shortly after 12:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit along with officers of the Central Detective Unit and Rapid Response, acting on information and armed with a search warrant, went to a residence on Hearne Lane where they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. A male suspect who resides at that residence was arrested and taken into police custody.

In the second incident, shortly after 5:00pm on Friday 17th August 2018, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, while in the Coral Gardens area conducted a search of a dilapidated building, where they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana and forty .45 rounds of ammunition...
Community : Obituaries
Passing of David L. Johnson mourned by GBI Tourism Sector - Aug 15, 2018 - 3:43:29 PM

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David Livingstone Johnson, formerly President of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board passed away, quietly at Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday, August 14th, following a brief illness, at the age of 67.

Dedicated to the successful development of tourism in Grand Bahama, Mr. Johnson was influential in the decision to reposition the destination away from the commercial image of “Freeport” in the international marketplace replacing it with Grand Bahama Island.  The term he felt symbolized a multifaceted destination with historic seaside settlements, beaches and cays along with the modern amenities featuring golf, gaming, diving, fishing, soft adventures, shopping and nightlife.

Highly regarded in his role as the technical leader of the Grand Bahama Island
Community
GBPA: Remembering Tourism Giant, David Johnson - Aug 15, 2018 - 1:34:00 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Port Authority & Group of Companies Ltd. express heartfelt condolences to the wife of Mr. David Johnson, Sabrina Bowe-Johnson , their two sons, and extended family on his recent passing.
 
Mr. Johnson was a pioneer and champion in leading the charge to make The Bahamas the top tourism choice in the world.  Having served 39 years in the tourism and aviation industry, the longevity of his career led him to receive multiple prestigious appointments, including President of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Showcases Board Members During Rotary Membership Month - Aug 15, 2018 - 12:31:03 PM

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For the first time in their 42 year history, the Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN) is being led by a President who has returned for a second term. Dr. Bridgette Rolle has embraced the opportunity and is supported by a talented Board of Directors. They are enthusiastic about growing the membership and strengthening the club’s many projects. August in membership month for Rotary International, a service and humanitarian-based organization.  Along with the Rotary Foundation, it is rated among the top charities in the world. As part of membership month, the RCSEN introduces their Board Members...

Dr. Bridgette Rolle, J.P., Past President (2015-2016) and President (2018-2019) President Bridgette has been a member of the RCSEN since 2004 and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Bequest Society decided to serve again as President because it exemplifies this year’s Rotary Theme, “To Be The Inspiration...
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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty is Top-Tier Sponsor of Paradise Plates for fifth year in a Row - Aug 14, 2018 - 2:53:44 PM

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Chefs, foodies and restauranteurs will fill the Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Resort to capacity on Saturday, Sept. 29, in honor of Paradise Plates 2018.

Touted as the culinary event of the year, the Hands for Hunger fundraiser is one of the most highly anticipated events in Nassau, attracting an average of 1,500 attendees hoping to do their part to help end hunger in The Bahamas...
Community : Grand Bahama
SWIM 1922 Swim Clinics in Freeport - Aug 14, 2018 - 9:55:54 AM

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The Zeta Rho Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  and the Freeport Aquatics Club (FAC) announce their partnership to prevent drowning and increase swim participation, with the SWIM 1922 program. On Saturday, August 11th and August 25th, 2018, SWIM 1922 Adult Swim Clinics will be held at the Bishop Michael Eldon High School Pool, E. Sunrise Highway, beginning at 8:30am. The clinics are open to the public and the cost is $10.00 per session.

The two organizations will advance their efforts to increase awareness about water safety, the need for swim lessons and participation in swimming at a grassroots, community-based level...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Arbitration process next topic of GB Chamber luncheon - Aug 13, 2018 - 11:22:13 AM
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The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will host their August Business Luncheon Meeting on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in Delphine Room, Pelican Bay, Canal House.

The speaker for this month will be Mr. Peter D. Maynard, PhD, FCIArb, of Peter D. Maynard Counsel and Attorneys. and he'll be discussing the "Arbitration Process."  Members and non-member can attend, and are to confirm by emailing assistant@gbchamber.org or by calling 352-8329...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Dangerous drug arrest in Bimini - Aug 12, 2018 - 8:28:59 AM

Reports are that on Friday 10th August 2018, shortly after 10:00pm, a Bimini resident was arrested by officers for possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply, after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana. He is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court early next week.

In the second incident, on Saturday 11th August 2018, shortly before 12pm, officers acting on information went to an area near Radio Beach in Alice Town, Bimini where they discovered in bushes, a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana. There were no arrest made in this matter and the estimated street value of the suspected marijuana is $5,000.00...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
BNT reaffirms support to protect Lighthouse Point - Aug 10, 2018 - 10:39:04 PM

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The BNT Council in April of 2013 approved a resolution to support efforts of the One Eleuthera Foundation and the Eleuthera Land Conservancy to protect Lighthouse Point from “unsustainable development”.

The Bahamas National Trust wishes to go on record to confirm that we remain opposed to unsustainable development at Lighthouse Point.  It is our opinion that a Cruise Development would not be sustainable and the environmental impact would be significant. BNT has met with and written to the Prime Minister to state our position supporting the protection of Lighthouse Point...
Community
PwC Bahamas Awards two students with University Scholarships - Aug 10, 2018 - 1:30:21 PM

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Bahamian students, Jasmine Bethel and Ravyn Maycock are the 2018-2019 recipients of PwC Bahamas’ Remelda Moxey Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to Bahamian students pursuing full time undergraduate or graduate degrees in accounting at any accredited institution. The scholarship is named after Dean of the Faculty of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies at the University of the Bahamas, Remelda Moxey; a certified public accountant and PwC alumnus...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicide and armed robbery - Aug 10, 2018 - 9:51:12 AM

Police Seek Public’s Help In Solving Country’s Latest Homicide:Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, which has left a male dead and a female with injuries...

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 Thursday, 9th August, 2018...

Illegal Firearms Recovered, 3 Males In Custody: In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 7:00am, 9th August, 2018, Mobile Division officers responded to a disturbance call at Young Close off Market Street. Officers spoke with a male who reported that he was attacked by three men, one armed with a firearm...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Alleged drowning incident in Eleuthera - Aug 10, 2018 - 9:00:53 AM

Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating the alleged drowning of an adult male, Thursday, 9th August, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00pm, an adult male was swimming on a beach near to Tarpum Bay, when he was discovered lying motionless on the sea bed...
Community
Rights Bahamas: Wasting our money on high priced lawyers in a bid to save face - Aug 9, 2018 - 4:23:33 PM

It is a crying shame that the Free National Movement government would seek to waste hundreds of thousands of public dollars, just to save face over its reckless and ill-conceived plan to exterminate certain irregular communities in The Bahamas.

The move to hire outside attorneys is a slap in the face to the dozens of hard-working lawyers at the Attorney General’s office, whose salaries are also paid by the public; as well as an insult to taxpayers...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
HIV/AIDS Mural Painting Community Service Project - Aug 9, 2018 - 2:48:26 PM

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On Saturday July 28, 2018, the Rotaract Club of East Nassau set out to make a difference within the community by hosting an HIV/AIDS mural painting open to both members and non members. This community service initiative, served as a reminder to persons of all ages that they should, “Get Tested Bey!”

For far too long, our Bahamian community has sheltered the idea of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among us...
Community
The Dignified Girls Project donates to young women - Aug 8, 2018 - 5:33:11 PM

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The Dignified Girl Project, a local civic organization, recently partnered with Hologic, a U.S.-based medical technology company, to improve the quality of life for girls in Nassau. The companies donated 75 care packages consisting of feminine hygiene products, dental hygiene products, underwear and deodorant. Hologic also made an $800 donation towards future care packages.

The Dignified Girl Project started in 2017 to give girls between six years old and seventeen years old a sense of dignity and empowerment by providing feminine care packages...
Community
Sun Oil Limited shoots to win with CYBOTS Basketball Camp - Aug 8, 2018 - 11:35:56 AM

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Since 2002,Wayde Watson, a former Bahamian basketball player and product of Bain and Grants Town, has headed the Carry Your Brethren OnThe Shoulders (CYBOTS) Basketball Club, headquartered at the ‘George Brown Park’ on Dumping Ground Corner.

The Club is geared towards the personal and professional development of the youth and adults in New Providence, particularly in the Bain Town Community, with Sun Oil Limited as its primary sponsor....
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