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U.S. Embassy (Bahamas) Partners with Local Organizations to Promote Social Inclusion - Sep 30, 2014 - 11:29:36 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - For the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Special Olympics Bahamas to host the annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day celebration at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence on Saturday, September 27.  As in years passed, the front lawn of the residence was transformed into a “Mini Camp Shriver” where hundreds of Special Olympics Bahamas athletes and volunteers enjoyed a morning of fun, food and games.  The event served as an opportunity to honor the legacy of the founder of the Special Olympics organization, the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who spent her life committed to people with intellectual disabilities...  
Community : Service Organizations
Red Rose Ball Charity Event returns to Grand Bahama, November 1, 2014‏ - Sep 30, 2014 - 10:43:41 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - It's that TIME again! The Red Rose Ball Committee will host the 15th Annual Charity Black Tie Event under the distinguished Patron of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the right honourable Perry G. Christie  and Mrs. Bernadette Christie set for Saturday, November 1st, 2014.  This is an event you won’t want to miss, As we the Red Rose Ball Committee predicts that this year’s event will be even BETTER than any past events, so the place to be this year is the Grand Ballroom, Grand Lucayan Resort this and every year!"

The Red Rose Ball Committee will host a magnificent black-tie Charity event, themed: " An Evening in Paris" which will be held on November 1st, 2014 in a continued collaborative effort with our Partners whom have taken a stand in helping us in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Grand Bahama...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Bahamas Chamber Best in Business Awards Nominations Open - Sep 30, 2014 - 9:14:34 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The BIBA recognizes the best in Bahamian entrepreneurship honoring business owners of integrity and  businesses that have had the greatest positive impact on our communities. Nominees must be Chamber members and cannot nominate themselves.  Winners are selected by a committee based on criteria such as the uniqueness of the business model and level of positive impact on the community.
The 2014 awards will be presented on Thursday, October 30th at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Ballroom in Nassau.

Categories include: Lifetime Achievement, Male Entrepreneur of the Year, Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Best New Business of the Year...
Club 1600 makes an impact at Ranfurly Home - Sep 30, 2014 - 1:12:14 AM

It was a dynamic and heartwarming ending to another successful Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) facilitated by the First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters, Club 1600 for residents of the Ranfurly Homes for Children.

Through YLP, participants honed their public speaking skills in a supportive club atmosphere. Teens learn how to participate in and lead group discussions/meetings, organize and present their ideas logically and convincingly, and overcome the nervousness everyone feels when asked to speak before an audience.

In their final speeches on Saturday, September 27, one after the other, youths told how they have personally benefited from the programme.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Bahamas police report young man missing from Eleuthera found safe - Sep 30, 2014 - 12:23:10 AM

Police is pleased to report that 21 year old Norlando Pratt of Waterford, South Eleuthera who was reported missing by family members on Friday 26th September 2014, has been found safe and well.
Pratt was found by officers from the Northeastern Division over the weekend and is now safe with relatives.

POLICE are appealing to anyone with information regarding any crime, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, to anonymously call Police at 919 or CRIME STOPPERS at 328-TIPS (8477) (New Providence) or 1-242-300-8476 (Family Islands)...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF WANTED: Rashad Jason Davis of Freeport, Grand Bahama - Sep 29, 2014 - 8:55:22 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama needs the public’s assistance in locating 23 year old Rashad Jason Davis aka Rashad Lockhart aka 'Shaddy.'

He is dark brown complexion, slim built, weighs between 120 – 140 lbs. and is 5’2 inches in height. His last known address is #24 Murchinson Drive, Freeport and #8 Pelican Lane off Swann Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama...
Supermodel of the Bahamas Online Voting is Underway - Sep 29, 2014 - 8:53:41 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The premier modeling competition out of The Bahamas,
Supermodel of the Bahamas is set for October 10th - 12th with all events to be held in Nassau over three consecutive nights at a unique location each night.

This year's female contestants are Kendrika O'Connor; Britney Datus; Sanches Thompson; Stephoine St' Louis; Sharonique Russell; Shania Pinder.

The male contestants are Lynden Ranger; Patrico Griffin; Michael Anderson; and Shaquille Bonaby.

Each contestant has a unique beauty and style, showing great potential for the fashion industry...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
242 Colour Run brightens a sunny Sunday in Nassau - Sep 29, 2014 - 6:46:32 PM

The 242 Colour Run in Nassau took place on a beautiful Bahamian Sunday morning. The second instance of the event saw 449 people registered, up from last year’s attendance of 330.

The revised course left Eastern Parade and headed East, rounding Montagu foreshore and heading back to finish at Green Parrot Nassau, a total distance of 5km. The course also had a 6.1km Challenge option, where runners and walkers could head over the bridge and back before completing the race.

The 242 Colour Run is different from the average walk or run, as teams and individuals are encouraged to get as funky and colourful...
Manhunt Bahamas 2014 Online Voting Underway - Sep 29, 2014 - 1:22:56 PM


On Sunday, October 12th, the third annual Manhunt Bahamas 2014 competition will take place at Superclub Breezes with an unforgettable pre-show of young Bahamian talented performers Tebby Burrows and Shaquille Farrington.
Organizers of the premiere male modeling competition have moved this year's event to Nassau after two successful runs in Freeport, Grand Bahama. When the lights go down at 8:30pm the eight sexy Titans will take to the runway in pursuit of a dream of becoming the country's next representative of the prestigious Manhunt International Bahamas title which could possibly launch a professional modeling career ...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Wanted for Murder: Jamaal 'Eggie' Gibson of Nassau - Sep 29, 2014 - 1:05:16 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are requesting the public’s help in apprehending 25 – year old Jamaal Gibson AKA“Eggie” of Step Street, Fox Hill, who have been identified as a suspect in the murder that occurred at Grace Terrace off Bernard Road on Saturday 27th September 2014.

Gibson who is a dark brown male, slim build, 6’ in height, is considered to be armed and dangerous.

POLICE are appealing to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jamaal Gibson, no matter how small or insignificant...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police report stabbing and shooting, seek public's help - Sep 29, 2014 - 12:14:20 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving a stabbing and a shooting incident that has left two men detained in hospital on Sunday 28th September 2014.

In the first incident, shortly after 2:00pm, a man was at Shrimp Road off Carmichael Road, when two men riding a moped shot him to the thigh with a handgun and sped off. The victim was transported to hospital, where his condition is listed as stable.
In the second incident, shortly after 4:00pm, a man was at Dean’s Lane, when he got into an altercation with a man known to him and was stabbed to the chest area. The victim was transported to hospital, where his condition is listed as critical.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Four men in half-million dollar drug bust to be arraigned in Court today - Sep 29, 2014 - 12:08:16 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Four males arrested by Drug Enforcement Unit during the half million dollar drug bust last week will appear in court at 11:00am this morning to be formally charged.

Drug Enforcement Officers arrested the men following the seizure of 570 pounds of marijuana in an area east of the Coral Harbour Round about on Tuesday 23rd September 2014.
Community : Service Organizations
New Providence free Canine Distemper Vaccinations set for October 1st and 3rd - Sep 29, 2014 - 11:35:33 AM

Nassau, New Providence -  The Bahamas Humane Society is providing free distemper vaccines. The clinics are free of charge and are aimed at establishing a “ring of immunity” within New Providence to protect our pets.

Wednesday, October 1st - E.P. Roberts Primary School on Lincoln Blvd from 4pm to 7pm AND,

Friday, October 3rd - Solomon's Super Centre from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

If your dog received a first booster at any one of our previous free clinics, please be sure to bring it for the second.
Community : Grand Bahama
Video interview with Angelika Christie, Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author - Sep 29, 2014 - 4:18:12 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Weekly presents a video interview with Angelika Christie, who is a doctor of Naturopathy,  life transformation coach, speaker, and a published author. In this interview she expresses her vision for Grand Bahama, which  can provide another source of revenue for the island aside from industry and mainstream tourism. Her vision is towards the island becoming a wellness destination where persons from all across the planet could converge for rest, rejuvenation, education, wellness and personal healing.

Aside from our video we have provided the transcript of the contents of the interview...
Community : Grand Bahama
Keep Grand Bahama Clean celebrtates 8 years of environmental initiatives - Sep 28, 2014 - 9:40:25 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama – Keep Grand Bahama Clean, launched in 2006, celebrates eight successful years of environmental initiatives. The October 2014 Anniversary began with members and friends worshipping together at a Sunday morning church service held at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, serving as the kickoff event for month long activities.

“It’s truly a blessing to celebrate the 8th Anniversary of this Keep Grand Bahama Clean initiative,” shares Nakira Wilchombe, GBPA Environmental Manager. “The anniversary highlights the commitment of the committee and its supporters, whose primary goal is to engage residents of this island in environmental initiatives that serve as constant reminders that keeping our island clean should be a way of life for all residents,” says Wilchcombe...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: 16 year old stabbed - American woman found dead in waters off Grand Bahama - Sep 28, 2014 - 12:51:47 PM

EIGHT MILE ROCK: Police are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a 16 year old male in hospital.

Reports are that on Friday 26th September 2014 shortly before 2:00pm police received information that two males were involved in a physical altercation while in the Bartlett Hill, Eight Mile Rock area that left one of the males with stab wound to the abdomen. EMS were called to the scene. The other a 17 year old male was taken into police custody.

SUDDEN DEATH – GRAND BAHAMA: Police are investigating the death of a 70 year old American female. Reports are that on Saturday 27th September 2014 shortly after 8:00am an American visitor while snorkeling in waters in Grand Bahama on a snorkeling expedition was found floating in an...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF: One dead, three in hospital after shooting in Nassau - Sep 28, 2014 - 12:39:37 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left one man dead and three other men detained in hospital on Saturday 27th September 2014.

According to reports, around 10:00pm, the deceased along with two other men and a female was sitting outside a local business establishment located at Grace Terrace off Bernard Road, when someone fired several shots at them hitting the deceased to the head, the female to the thigh, one of the males to the leg and the other male to the stomach...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Andros man drowns after attempting to rescue son - Sep 28, 2014 - 12:37:22 PM

ANDROS, Bahamas - Police in Andros are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 51 year old man of Grants, Mangrove Cay, Andros who apparently drowned while on a fishing trip on Saturday 27th September 2014.

Preliminary reports indicate that shortly before 4:00pm, the victim was on a fishing trip with his two sons in waters just east of Mangrove Cay, Andros, when one of his sons fell over board. The victim attempted to rescue his son and apparently drowned during the process. The victim was taken ashore and pronounced dead by the island’s local doctor.

Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber delivers their Vision Paper for 2015 - Sep 28, 2014 - 11:50:58 AM

Freeport, Bahamas – Executives of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce formally presented to the Government of the Bahamas an extensive analysis of targeted development opportunities, with specific recommendations for structuring the economic future of Freeport and Grand Bahama Island upon expiration of key provisions of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement in August of next year.  The product of many months of work and internal discussion within its organization, the Chamber has produced and presented its Vision 2015 -- a blue print for the future development of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and by-extension the Country for the remaining 40 years of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. The document, directed to the Office of the Prime Minister, was presented to Minister Michael Darville at the Ministry of Grand Bahama on Friday.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau arrest 5 and seize handgun in Operation Crackdown - Sep 28, 2014 - 11:41:39 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are reporting that five persons were arrested and a handgun along with several vehicles suspected to be stolen were seized during an overnight operation.

The operation targeted persons wanted for a number of serious crimes and persons involved in the sale of drugs and possession of firearms.

One of the suspects is being held for murder and the others for suspected stolen vehicles and drug possession.

The operation, which is consistent with the Commissioner’s...
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