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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Homicide on Grand Bahama left one male dead - May 26, 2017 - 10:30:44 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in solving the island’s latest homicide that occurred on Thursday 25th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 11:00pm, police were called to an area at the rear of East Sunrise Plaza, where they met the body of a male in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to the head. EMS personnel were called to the scene and reported no signs of life.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for anyone with any information that can assist them in their investigation, to contact the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone number 350-3107...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Stabbing incident has left a Male Hospitalized - May 26, 2017 - 10:15:29 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized on Thursday 25th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, a male was reportedly involved in an altercation with another male in the Fawcette Lane area when he was stabbed to the body. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle, seen by doctor and is listed in serious condition.

A 20 year old male of Oates Lane was arrested by police in connection with this matter...
Community
ALIV Donates to Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation - May 25, 2017 - 12:00:30 AM

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Ricardo Deveaux, President and CEO Bahamas Primary School Student Foundation and Bianca Bethel-Sawyer, ALIV Events, Sponsorship & Community Manager; ALIV gave the foundation $4,000 to the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation for four students, one from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera.  Each student will receive $1,000.

The main ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road at 6:00pm...
Community
Local Lupus Support Group Hosts Activities for Lupus Awareness Month - May 24, 2017 - 4:50:40 PM

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For the past five years, the month of May has been recognised as Lupus Awareness month in The Bahamas and once again this year one local organisation will seek to raise awareness of the autoimmune illness.

Every year, local support group Lupus242 organises a series of events to raise awareness about this chronic disease, providing information while supporting those who have been diagnosed.  Understanding the need for public education and the devastation of families who have lost loved ones to the disease, CIBC FirstCaribbean made a donation to Lupus242 to assist its ongoing efforts.

Lupus is a prolonged autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs) and is routinely misdiagnosed. Once afflicted, it presents sporadically during a lifetime in episodes lasting anywhere from six weeks to several years...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Guyanese Woman nabbed at LPIA with Cocaine in her Hair - 3 handguns seized during home raid, 1 in custody - May 24, 2017 - 9:50:11 AM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, alert Drug Enforcement Unit officers took a Guyanese woman into custody following the seizure of a quantity of cocaine on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit conducted search of a Guyanese woman passenger at the Bahamas Customs arrival area of the Lynden Pindling International Airport, who had just arrived on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Suriname. During the search, one taped package containing just over two pounds of cocaine was found concealed in a weave attached to her hair. The woman was subsequently taken into custody for this discovery...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Wanted: Lavanda Michelle Richea Burrows of Freeport - May 23, 2017 - 7:08:09 PM

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Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 23 year old Lavanda Michelle Richea Burrows of #15 Spinney Road, Freeport, Grand Bahama. She is wanted by the Drug Enforcement Unit for Possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to supply. She is described as standing at 5’6” in height, weighing between 150lbs -175lbs, medium built with light brown complexion.

If you have any information regarding the location of Lavanda Burrows you are asked to contact the Drug Enforcement Unit in Grand Bahama...
Community
BTC Sponsors The 50th Long Island Regatta - May 23, 2017 - 1:58:04 PM

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The second largest Regatta in the nation expects to kick off their festivities with the help of BTC.

BTC has committed to sponsoring the event to defray the cost of the “B Class” race this year. BTC’s Senior Manager for Long Island and Southeast Islands Ian Knowles said, “I’m grateful we’re able to sponsor a race this year, and we look forward to winning that particular race and bring that BTC Cup home.”

The telecommunications company always supports the promotion and celebration of Bahamian culture. Knowles said, “Regattas bring a lot of visitors to the islands, and the Long Island Regatta is the biggest event on the calendar...
Community
Survivors at Cancer Society Ball Salluted - May 22, 2017 - 10:13:30 PM

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BTC was a Platinum Sponsor at last weekend’s Cancer Society Ball. In addition to its sponsorship of this event, BTC remains committed to supporting their initiatives year round. The Executive Management team and staff members attended the ball.

CEO Leon Williams said, “We were happy to again partner with the Cancer Society. The theme for this year’s ball, “Celebrate” was encouraging. We congratulate the organizers on a job well done.

BTC also provided tickets for cancer survivors to attend the ball free of charge...
Community
BTVI’s New Providence Campus Graduation 2017 - May 22, 2017 - 8:29:30 PM

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During his maiden formal presentation as Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd minced no words regarding his views on technical vocational education and training (TVET), stating that it serves as the core discipline in the efficiency of any society.

“Stop disrespecting technical and vocational education and training!” said Minister Lloyd, resulting in a rousing round of applause during the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) recent commencement exercise held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort.

“One ambition of mine is to help us raise the esteem that technical vocational education and training has in our society. There is genius in every vocation," he stated...
Community
ALIV now title sponsor of Special Olympics Bahamas - May 22, 2017 - 12:09:24 PM

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On May 22nd, ALIV announced to the media their partnership with Special Olympics Bahamas. ALIV is providing a $45,000.00 sponsorship and a three-year commitment to the organization.

The announcement came from Damian Blackburn, CAO who said, "We believe in working with the community and have created programs, and partnered with organizations directed at areas that will have the most sustainable and positive impact on the country. Undoubtedly, fostering an environment for people with special needs is important and the company is dedicated to helping advance the athletic pursuits for people of all ages and backgrounds."
Community
U.S. Embassy to Commemorate Memorial Day with a Wreath Laying Ceremony - May 22, 2017 - 10:44:40 AM

On Monday, May 29th, the United States Embassy will commemorate Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony at Clifton Pier in memory of fallen comrades and military veterans.  Special recognition will be given to U.S. Patrol Squadron 23 Sailors, who died off the coast of Nassau on May 7, 1954 and Bahamian Private First Class Norman Darling who died in the Iraq War in 2004.  Sergeant Errol McKinney, U.S. Army, a Bahamian killed in a motorcycle accident in 2013 shortly after to returning to Ft. Bliss, Texas following a deployment to Afghanistan will also be remembered...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police Appeal for information in Overnight Shooting Death - Defense Force Officer Found with Additional Ammunition - May 22, 2017 - 10:25:28 AM

Police Appeal for information in Overnight Shooting Death: Police are appealing to the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 21st May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:30pm, a man had just exited his vehicle in the area of Chahs Drive, Redland Acres, when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot...
Community
ALIV gives $30,000.00 to Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) - May 22, 2017 - 8:33:00 AM

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ALIV has partnered with the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) in giving the institution a $30,000.00 sponsorship in a three-year commitment. On Friday, Chief ALIV Media Champion, Johnny Ingle was a guest speaker at BTVI’s commencement exercise held at Melia Resort on Friday, May 19th in New Providence. ALIV CAO, Damian Blackburn spoke to graduates in Grand Bahama on Tuesday, May 16th.

"Our sponsorship for BTVI included financial support for the commencement exercises in New Providence and Grand Bahama," he said...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Traffic notice for the opening of Parliament Weds. 24 May 2017 - May 21, 2017 - 4:12:12 PM

On Wednesday, 24th May 2017 at 10:00 am, the new session of The Bahamas Parliament will open in Parliament Square and as such there will be road closures as well as traffic diversions to facilitate the proceedings.

Road Closures

Beginning from 6:30pm on Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:

Bay Street between Fredrick Street and East Street
Parliament Street between Prince George Wharf & Shirley Street...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police probe death of male following condo fire - May 21, 2017 - 12:08:16 PM

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was found dead in home following a fire on Saturday 20th May 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 9:00am, officers from the Police Fire Services received a report of a fire at a condominium building located off Cable Beach, West Bay Street. When Firefighters arrived at the location, they saw smoke emanating from a unit in the condominium. The officers used intense force to gain entry the unit and once inside they extinguish the fire. On checking the interior of the building the officers found the lifeless body of a Caucasian male lying on the floor...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Suspect shot dead after open firing on Nassau police, AK-47 assault weapon seized - May 21, 2017 - 10:10:13 AM

Her Majesty's Coroner, Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez is investigating the death of a man who shot after he, along with another man open fired on police following a car chase on Saturday, May 20th.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, police were conducting a traffic stop on Shrimp Road off Carmichael Road, when they saw a Honda Stream vehicle occupied by two males pass by with a high powered weapon inside. The officers signaled to the driver to stop but he refused and sped off. A chase ensued that ended when the vehicle crashed into a fence in Pride Estates, where the two males armed with an AK-47 Assault Rifle and a handgun exited the vehicle and opened fire at the police. The police returned fire fatally shooting one of the suspects who dropped the AK-47 Assault Rifle...
Community
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017 - May 21, 2017 - 12:16:32 AM

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Summer is a time for children, and we want to ensure your children have a great summer. As a community service, The Bahamas Weekly allows anyone running a Summer Camp in The Bahamas to list their information about their camp viewable to thousands  of our readers each month for FREE.

Get your Camp Info to us NOW! Email all your details...

Community
Four BTC Moms Honoured At Rahming Brothers Concert - May 20, 2017 - 6:29:57 AM

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Four mothers from BTC were honoured at the annual Rahming Brothers Mother’s Day Concert. The four BTC team members were Jayde Knowles, Terry Moxey, Rochelle Dorsett and Sherry Rolle. They each received awards for their hard work as mothers in the community.

One of the honourees, Sherry Rolle said, “In all honesty this was a shocker simply because I am not one of those persons that are in the forefront. I am more of a behind-the-scenes kind of person so I was pleasantly surprised.”

Jayde Knowles, the youngest of the four honourees said, “The nomination was very uplifting and reassured me that I’m doing a good job. To be recognized along with the other mothers who had done so much is truly humbling. The best part of the night was to hear the achievements of so many different women in our society...
Community : Service Organizations
Junior Achievement holds 38th annual awards ceremony - May 19, 2017 - 2:10:40 PM


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Under the theme “Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today”, Junior Achievement Bahamas recently held its 38th Annual Awards ceremony where the outstanding accomplishments of the achievers, volunteers and counselling firms for the 2016/2017 year were honoured.

Raymond Winder, Chairman of JA Bahamas stated, “This year’s theme speaks directly to the way of the 21st Century. No doubt we are living in some very unique and challenging times. The world continues to change at the speed of thought, advancing at a rate that requires as much preparation as it does information. Notwithstanding challenges that we face, after 38 years in existence, JA Bahamas remains the number one youth programme in the country. The success of the programme is measured directly by the impact it has had on tens of thousands of alumni (and supporters), many of whom are now distinguished in their careers and businesses...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Nassau: Launch Manhunt for Two Murder Suspects - May 19, 2017 - 11:52:32 AM

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Police have launched a manhunt and public appeal for two men wanted for questioning reference to Murder.

The first suspect is 22 – year old Livingstone Knowles, AKA “Kaisor” of Ethel Street, Montel Heights...

The second suspect is 31 – year old Tico Omar Lightbourne, AKA “Pitbull” of
McCartney Lane and Wilson Track...
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