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2nd Annual Sir Durwood Knowles Fun Run & Walk this Saturday - Nov 27, 2014 - 5:15:32 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - 2nd Annual Sir Durwood Knowles Fun Run & Walk this Saturday at 7am at the Nassau Yacht Club. The proceeds from the event will help fund the Bahamas National Sailing School's operating expenses and to assist with sending youth sailors to regattas to represent The Bahamas internationally. 

There are 2 courses on Saturday, one approximately 1 1/2 miles, and one about 2 1/2 miles.

Pre-register at the Nassau Yacht Club or at any of the Sport Center locations. Registration will also be available from 6-7am prior to the event. Registration fee is $15. Come out and support our youth sailing program!
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama Students Encouraged to Be the Bridge to a Brighter Future - Nov 27, 2014 - 5:03:04 PM

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FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. the Hon. Michael Darville, on Thursday encouraged students of Grace Christian Academy to strive for excellence and believe in themselves. The Minister addressed them during the school’s Thanksgiving Service.

He opened with a poem written by a nine-year-old:

First we give thanks for the food that we are given
Then we give thanks for the homes that we live in

Then we give thanks for the sky, sun and moon above

But mostly we give thanks for the people we love!
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Man shot at Windsor Place - Blue 2013 Kia Rio stolen - Woman robbed in bar on Bay St. - Nov 27, 2014 - 4:10:12 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police seek the public's help in solving two (2) armed robberies:

In the first incident, shortly before 3:00pm on Wednesday 26th November 2014, two men armed with a handgun entered a bar located on West Bay Street, where they robbed a woman of her handbag containing and assortment of jewelry before fleeing on foot.

In the second incident, shortly after 11:00pm on Wednesday 26th November 2014, a man was in front of his West Bay Street home, when two men armed with firearms robbed him of cash and his blue 2013 Kia Rio vehicle before speeding off...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF: Wanted armed robbery suspects turn themselves in to Nassau police - Nov 27, 2014 - 4:06:45 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas  - Police  are pleased to report that in less than 24 hours after an all point bulletin was issued for armed robbery suspects Dion Smith, AKA “Bressy” Kevin McKenzie, AKA “Sceva”, both men turn themselves in on Wednesday 26th November 2014.

Police wish to thank members of the public and the media for assisting in the capture of these two suspects.

Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama's Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Continue to Support the Fight Against Diabetes - Nov 27, 2014 - 4:00:26 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, The Grand Bahama Alumnae Chapter (GBAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. welcomed Caribbean Certified Diabetic Instructor and Registered Nurse Nicole Bain as guest speaker during its November monthly meeting held at the Pelican Bay Resort.

Since chartering in 2009, GBAC has conducted an annual Diabetes Awareness Health Fair and education program with the objective to educate the Grand Bahama community on prevention methods of this disease, and to promote healthy lifestyles with the goal of having a healthier community...

Community : Grand Bahama
LIS’ 4th Annual Turkey Trot Coming This December - Nov 27, 2014 - 12:09:51 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas – In their ongoing efforts to support the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, Lucaya International School (LIS) is getting ready to host their 4th annual Turkey Trot fundraiser which will be held Saturday, December 6th at 8am, starting at Banana Bay restaurant.

“We are all very excited about this year's Turkey Trot fun run and walk,” said Cath Hindley, IB/IGCSE Geography Teacher at LIS. “This is the 4th consecutive year the event has taken place and each year it seems to become bigger and more popular, both within our school community and also within the greater Grand Bahama community...
Community : Grand Bahama
Celina Robinson takes 1st place in the Hugh W. Campbell Primary School spelling bee - Nov 26, 2014 - 1:59:58 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Congratulations Celina Robinson on placing 1st Place in the 2014-2015 Hugh W. Campbell Primary  School Spelling Bee on November 14th, 2014. A job well done!

Celina will be participating in the District Spelling Bee in February 2015. 

Miss Robinson  has been attending  Hugh W. Campbell since Kindergarten and has always been at the top of her class...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons
RBPF Missing: 77 year old Anthony Bastian of Nassau - Nov 26, 2014 - 12:34:29 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 77 – year old Anthony Bastian of Zion Boulevard, who was reported missing by family members.

Bastian is a dark brown male of a slim build about 5’ 10” in height and he was last seen on Tuesday 18th November 2014...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
5 arrested by Eleuthera police for Drug Possession - Nov 26, 2014 - 11:03:59 AM

Eleuthera, Bahamas - POLICE in Eleuthera took three adult males and two adult females into custody for possession of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 25th November 2014.

According to reports, around 11:00am, police in Eleuthera acting on intelligence executed a search warrant at a home located in Gregory Town, where they uncovered a quantity of marijuana. The five suspects were taken into custody for questioning with regards to this discovery.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Wanted: Kevin McKenzie & Dion Smith (Nassau) for Armed Robbery - Nov 26, 2014 - 10:48:14 AM

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* Nassau, Bahamas - The first suspect is 29 – year old Kevin McKenzie, AKA “Sceva” of Fowler Street.

McKenzie is a dark brown male of a slim build about 5’ 8” to 5’ 10” in height.

The second suspect is 25 – year old Dion Smith, AKA “Bressy” of Fowler Street.

Smith is a light brown male of a slim build about 5’ 8” to 5’ 10” in height...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: 3 arrested shortly after house breaking - Drug arrest - 2 men arrested for stolen property - Nov 26, 2014 - 10:27:03 AM

Nassau, Bahamas -  3 House breakers arrested shortly after house breaking: Three males ages 21, 18 and 14, are in custody after they were arrested shortly after a house breaking on Tuesday 25th November 2014...

Make drug arrest:
An 18 - year old male was taken into custody for possession of dangerous drugs on Tuesday 25th November 2014...

2 men arrested for stolen property: Two men ages 33 and 31, are in custody after they were arrested for possession of a quantity of stolen items on Tuesday 25th November 2014...
Community
$150,000 In Scholarships For Bahamian Students - Nov 25, 2014 - 8:46:05 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas – A 12th grade Kingsway Academy student’s business plan to diversify the economy by creating a bush tea pharmacy has won her a $60,000 scholarship to attend Elmira College.

Brittney Wells, 17, walked away with the top prize during the 13th Annual Sunshine Insurance - Elmira College Essay & Speech Competition.

Runners-up Kiara Grant of Doris Johnson Senior High School, Meshach Roberts of Queen’s College and Regina Smith of Queen’s College each won $30,000 scholarships to attend Elmira College.
Community : Service Organizations
Hundreds of important sites for nature threatened with destruction - Nov 25, 2014 - 3:31:31 PM

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According to a new report by Bird Life International, more than 350 of the planet’s most important bird natural habitats are being threatened and could possibly be lost forever.

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are places of international significance for the conservation of the world’s birds and other animals and plants, over twelve thousand of these IBAs have been identified worldwide...

IBAs are the largest and most comprehensive global network of important sites for nature conservation and studies have shown that 356 of these IBAs located in 122 countries and territories have become ‘IBAs in Danger’ and are in imminent danger of being lost. About half of these are legally protected, which highlights the importance of improving the management effectiveness of protected areas...
Community
Kicking off the 2014 Kettle Drive Corporate Sponsorship, AML Foods Limited donates $10,000 to the Salvation Army - Nov 25, 2014 - 2:38:06 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Renea Knowles, VP of Marketing and Communications, said “Every year through our “Gifts for Good” program we seek to do our part and come to the aid of persons in need in the communities that we operate in. Recognizing that every year the Kettle Drive helps countless individuals and families at Christmas, as well as throughout the year, we decided to launch this year’s “Gifts for Good Program” with a donation to the Salvation Army in Nassau and Freeport.

“The Kettle Drive has been giving hope to many in the Bahamas since 1931 and AML Foods through our brands Solomon’s, Solomon’s Fresh Market, Cost Right Wholesale Club, Domino’s Pizza and Carl’s Jr. feel it is important to support this worthy cause...”
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Exuma police seize over 100 rounds of ammunition - Nov 25, 2014 - 12:20:52 PM

Exuma, Bahamas - According to reports, around 1:00pm on Monday 24th November 2014, Police in Exuma acting on intelligence, went to Williams Town where they uncovered over 100 rounds of ammunition in a plastic bag hidden in bushes. No one was taken into custody for this find.

Investigations are ongoing.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: 2006 Infinity stolen - US Citizen arrested for failing to declare - 14 arrested during Operation - Arrest for stolen cell phone - Nov 25, 2014 - 10:31:46 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police Seek Public's help in solving armed robbery: According to reports, shortly after 12:00midnight on Tuesday 25th November 2014, a man had just pulled up at his home located at Baldwin Avenue, when two men in a white van armed with a handgun robbed him of his 2006 Infinity vehicle license number 3343 and sped off ...

14 arrested during police Anti- Crime Operation in Yellow Elder :POLICE are reporting the arrest of 14 persons for a number of major and minor offenses including house breaking and dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation in the Yellow Elder area on Monday 24th November 2014...

Community : Ongoing Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous Grand Bahama Announce New Meeting Venue - Nov 25, 2014 - 8:22:23 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Grand Bahama have changed venues.  Their have been held for over 30 years and are very important to those struggling with addiction and all are welcome to attend. 
 
Meetings in Grand Bahama have moved to the St. George's High School.

The Meetings are held on Monday and Thursdays at 7pm. All our welcome, and there is no charge to attend...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Grand Bahama: Armed Robbery at Deadman's Reef residence - Nov 25, 2014 - 8:05:01 AM

Police in Grand Bahama needs your assistance in finding three males who reportedly robbed a male of cash and jewelry. 

Reports are that on Monday 24th November 2014 shortly after 9:00pm, a male reported that upon returning home to his residence in the Deadman's Reef area, he met three masked male in his home brandishing a firearm who demanded cash. The culprits then robbed him of cash, jewelry and a 2000 gold Buick century vehicle that was recovered a...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons
RBPF Missing: 22 yr old David Smith of Spring Point, Abaco - Nov 24, 2014 - 2:01:32 PM

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Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco need your help in locating 22 year old David Smith from Spring Point, Abaco. He is described as standing at six feet tall, slim built, brown complexion with locks.

Anyone with information that can assist the police in Abaco you are ask to contact them at telephone numbers 367-2560/367-3437, in Grand Bahama at the Central Detective Unit 350-3107/8, emergency numbers 911/919 or call your nearest police station...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Royal Bahamas Police (RBPF) REPORTS - Nov 24, 2014 - 1:20:07 PM

The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to bring you community bulletins from the Royal Bahamas Police Force
. Although crime is not pleasant, we feel this partnership allows YOU to know what's happening in your community, often just hours after it's occurred; and this initiative can have a huge community impact, and help collectively keep The Bahamas a safer place for all.


Check HERE for the latest REPORTS from the Royal Bahama Police Force ...
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