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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Drive-by shooting death on Knowles Drive, woman in hospital - Feb 20, 2017 - 1:47:17 AM

Police have launched an island-wide manhunt and public appeal for five suspects responsible for a shooting

incident that has left a man dead and a woman detained in hospital on Sunday 19th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:00pm, a man and a woman had just left a party and was walking on Knowles Drive off Tonique Williams-darling Highway, when five masked men armed with handguns in a small white vehicle pulled up and shot them before speeding off...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF capture Tony Austin Maycock --- Still Wanted: Rolie Anthony Henfield - Feb 20, 2017 - 1:41:01 AM

Police are pleased to report that 44 – year old Tony Austin Maycock, otherwise called “Fats” of Windsor Lane, who is wanted the attempted murder is now in custody. 

Maycock was arrested without incident, at his Windsor Lane home by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team around 9:30pm on Sunday 19th February 2017.

Still wanted is, 20 – year old Rolie Anthony Henfield, otherwise called “Babloo” of Windsor Lane...
URCA statement of results and final determination on Mobile Number Portability - Feb 20, 2017 - 12:19:12 AM

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) today published its Statement of Results and Final Determination on Mobile Number Portability (MNP).

On December 14, 2016 URCA issued its Preliminary Determination on the Implementation of Mobile Number Portability in The Bahamas pursuant to Section 80 of the Communications Act, 2009 [ECS 40/2016] (hereinafter referred to as “the Preliminary Determination”). The Preliminary Determination incorporated the Local Number portability Business Rules (“the LNP Business Rules”) and outlined URCA’s preliminary views and proposals relative to the launching of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in The Bahamas. The document invited comments from interested parties on matters related to the implementation of MNP...
Junior Achievement names Lupus 242 as 2017 JA Cares Partner - Feb 19, 2017 - 9:29:28 PM

February is officially Junior Achievement month in The Bahamas and the group is celebrating under the theme Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today! This year, the executive members have selected Lupus 242 as the organization’s official JA Cares partner for 2017. The non-profit group will receive part proceeds from JA Bahamas’ annual steak out set for March 4.
Over the past two years, Lupus 242 has worked directly with two JA companies—the BEC Fuse and BEC Volts to raise awareness and team up for fundraising initiatives. Lupus 242 Vice President, Shonalee Johnson, sees the connection between JA and the lupus community growing and strengthening in the years to come...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Bahamas to Host International Drug Conference - Feb 19, 2017 - 8:42:53 PM

The 2017 Pre-IDEC (International Drug Enforcement Conference) 23rd Annual Caribbean Regional Conference will be held in the Bahamas, February 20 – 23, 2017 at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center, Police Headquarters.

Law Enforcement officers from over 20 Caribbean territories including the Bahamas, as well as Peru, Colombia and the United States will be in attendance at the four-day conference...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police arrest 6 in connection to 2 shootings - DEU arrest 2 for drug possession - Feb 19, 2017 - 10:33:48 AM

Six (6) persons are in custody assisting police in connection of one of two shooting incidents that occurred on Saturday 18th February 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 7:00pm, a man was walking on Second Street, Coconut Grove, when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.

Then shortly after 10:00pm, a woman was leaving social event in her vehicle on Polhemus Street, when the occupants of a dark coloured two door Honda...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Male motorcyclist dies after hit and run on Hibiscus Road, Nassau - Feb 19, 2017 - 10:00:10 AM

Police are searching for a blue Honda motorcar that failed to stop at the scene of a traffic accident that has left a man dead on Saturday 18th February 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00pm, a man was riding his motorcycle on Hibiscus Road off Farrington Road, when a blue Honda vehicle collided with him and failed to stop. The victim was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries early this morning.

Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society to hold quiz night on February 25th - Feb 19, 2017 - 9:48:28 AM

The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society will be hosting a fundraiser on February 25th called Name that Tune Quiz Night at the Sailing Club starting at 7 p.m. 

Players listen to a brief clip of music and must identify the name of the song and name of the movie if it is different from the song.  Teams of up to 6 people are permitted.

Food and drink will be available...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Two shop-breakers caught in the act, one shot by police - Feb 18, 2017 - 6:10:44 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers took two adult males are in custody after they were caught red- handed breaking into a business establishment on Saturday 18th February 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, Police received a report of a shop breaking in progress at a business establishment located on Chesapeake Road. Officers were immediately dispatched to the location and on arrival the officers were confronted by two male suspects who dropped a number of appliances to the ground. One of the suspects was immediately arrested and the other was shot during the confrontation...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Police in Inagua probe alleged drowning death of a male - Feb 18, 2017 - 2:32:09 PM

POLICE in Inagua are investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent drowning death of an adult male that occurred on Friday 17th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 12:00noon, a man was on a fishing trip with three other males in waters off Inagua, when he lost consciousness while diving in the water. The victim was transported to shore and taken to the local where he was pronounced dead...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau shooting incident on Laird Street - Four in custody after drug find - Feb 18, 2017 - 2:24:59 PM

Shooting incident that has left a man detained in hospital: POLICE are searching for a male suspect responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man detained in hospital on Saturday 18th February 2017...

Four held, in connection with Drug find:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Police Plan for 2017, Mobile Division officers seized 22 small bottles of marijuana after intercepting a car while on routine at Hospital Lane and Bias Street on Friday 17th February 2017...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Grand Bahama Science Club to include college-level students - Feb 18, 2017 - 12:38:13 PM

The Rotary Club of Lucaya and its partners have been instrumental in the Grand Bahama Science Club now having a home base that allows for college-level students and faculty to become engaged.

The historic event was held on February 11th at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) campus in Freeport, Grand Bahama - thanks to a public-private partnership with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, BTVI, The Bahamas Society of Engineers, The University of the Bahamas and the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Tourism Minister pays tribute to Nathanial Clement "Piccolo Pete" Saunders - Feb 17, 2017 - 7:43:33 AM

He was Mr. Bimini and the full and colourful life of this cultural ambassador, entertainer, mariner, fisherman, fishing guide to world celebrities and entrepreneur Nathanial Clement “Piccolo Pete” Saunders came to a peaceful end after close to a century of promoting and marketing that slice of Bahamian paradise called Bimini.

With the passing of this legend, an era has come to an end but his life’s work will live on in perpetuity.

Born on the 7th November, 1914, Uncle Natty as he was affectionately called was the community’s oldest, most respected and entertaining personality ...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Woman arrested at LPIA with 4 lbs of cocaine - Four arrested for drug possession during operation - Feb 16, 2017 - 11:25:01 PM

Woman arrested for Drug Possession at LPIA:An adult woman of Nassau Village is in custody after she was arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for possession of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 15th February 2017...

Four arrested for drug possession during Police Operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, a team of officers assigned to the South Central Division seized a quantity of dangerous drugs during an operation on East Street on Thursday 16th February 2017...
BREEF accepting applicants for environmental study program - Feb 15, 2017 - 3:20:33 PM

BREEF is accepting applications for The Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholars (BESS) Programme. BESS is a unique year-long study and work experience programme for motivated graduating high school students between the ages of 15-18 yrs., interested in learning more about the environment, conservation and sustainable development. During the BESS academic year, students attend the Cape Eleuthera Island School and engage in experiential learning and research. Additionally, students gain work experience through a paid internship with a local conservation organization...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Wanted for Murder: Julio Edwin Deveaux and Ronel 'Lurch' Augustine - Feb 15, 2017 - 1:13:30 PM

Wanted by Central Detective Unit for Murder Julio Edwin Deveaux age 18yrs; Last known address: #20 Morley Street; Complexion: Dark Brown; height: 5'9"; built: slim.

Wanted by Central Detective Unit for Murder Ronel Augustine aka "Lurch" age 31yrs; last know address: Ida Street; complexion: Dark Brown; Height: 5'8" to 5'10"; Built: Medium...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau man robbed of 2008 silver Honda Accord - DEU arrest 4 for drugs, gun and ammo - Feb 15, 2017 - 12:27:19 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) seized an illegal firearm along with a quantity of dangerous drugs during an operation at Polhemus and Nassau Streets on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 11:00am, DEU Officers were on an operation in the area when a premises, was searched and a Glock Pistol with 16 live rounds of ammunition, along with a quantity of marijuana and cocaine was found...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Stabbing death on Grand Bahama - public help needed - Feb 15, 2017 - 9:38:51 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstance’s surrounding the death of a 49 year old female of Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock.

Reports are that on Tuesday 14th February 2017 shortly after 5:00pm, police were called to the Accident and Emergency Section of the Rand Memorial Hospital where a female patient who was brought in by EMS personnel with stab wounds to the body had succumbed to her injuries.

Police are actively investigating this matter.
Community : Service Organizations
Kingdor Parkinson Foundation Walk / Run on March 25 - Feb 14, 2017 - 8:29:14 PM

The Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation will host their Moving Day (Fun Walk/Run Competition) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 starting at 6 am at Montagu Beach Park.  A registration form is attached (at bottom) for easy download.

Here is an important facts about Parkinson’s disease and the terminology Moving Day and the why:

Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While the average age at onset is 60, some people are diagnosed at 40 or younger. There is no objective test, or biomarker, for Parkinson's disease, so the rate of misdiagnosis can be relatively high, especially when the diagnosis is made by a non-specialist...
Life-saving device donated to diabetes support group in Nassau - Feb 14, 2017 - 8:16:28 PM

A life-saving diabetic device was recently donated to a local Diabetes association.

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank donated a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to ACE Diabetes through the The Family Medicine Centre.

“When we look at the world overall, The Bahamas is leading in the prevalence of diabetes in the entire world,” said Dr. Graham Cates, president of ACE Diabetes, which was established to address the overwhelming need in The Bahamas for diabetes awareness and daily self-management education of the illness...
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