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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: 5 armed robberies overnight - Shooting at Zirconia Court - Firearm arrest - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:58:42 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police need the public’s help in solving several armed robbery incidents.

In the first incident, according to reports, sometime around 8:00am on Thursday 22 October 2014, two males entered a petty shop situated at McCullough Corner brandishing a handgun, held the proprietor at bay and demanded cash. The men relieved the proprietor of a small amount of cash before making good their escape on foot.

In the second incident, according to reports, sometime around 7:15pm on Thursday 22 October 2014, a lone male entered a petty shop situated at Burial Ground Corner brandishing a handgun and held the...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama find ammunition in white box on Clive Avenue - Oct 24, 2014 - 12:54:39 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - On Thursday 23rd October 2014 shortly before 2:00pm, an anonymous person contacted police and as a result officers of the Central Detective Unit went to an area on Clive Avenue and conducted a search of a white box where they discovered (245) .40 rounds of ammunition, (145) .45 rounds of ammunition, (150) .380 rounds of ammunition and (140) .9mm rounds of ammunition.

Grand Bahama police would like to thank members of the general public for their assistance in riding the streets of illegal firearm and ammunition...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Nassau police search for escaped Jamaican national from Carmichael Road Police Station - Oct 24, 2014 - 10:00:57 AM


Nassau, Bahamas - Police need the public’s help in finding a Jamaican national who escaped lawful custody from the Carmichael Road Police Station.

According to reports, sometime around 7:20am on Thursday 22 October 2014, officers attempted to place Lance McDonald age 53yrs of Carmichael Road and Westmorland Jamaica into the cell. McDonald resisted the officers and was able to make good his escape after a short struggle in the station. He was arrested for illegally entering the Bahamas.

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Local AKA Chapter Sorority Members take on International Posts - Oct 23, 2014 - 5:24:11 PM


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The Eta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated continues to trail blaze within the international region and the sorority at large as six local members are appointed to international committees.

On the heels of the chapter's 50th anniversary, and the 66th International Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina the following members were acknowledged and appointed to international committees by the 29th International President Mrs. Dorothy Buchanan-Wilson who also introduced a new platform “Launching New Dimensions of Service”.

Mrs. Mavis Johnson-Collie - Chairman of the International Archives Committee, a Life Member and Silver Star of the sorority, former president of the Eta Psi Omega Chapter. Johnson-Collie has served as the first member from the international region to be appointed to international committees and an elected member to the International nominating committee...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
U.S. Embassy Presents RBPF with State-of-the-Art Digital Fingerprint Technology - Oct 22, 2014 - 6:26:14 PM

Continuing cooperation under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States Government and twelve CARICOM nations, including The Bahamas, recently partnered to implement the CBSI Digital Fingerprint Program to assist in regional crime fighting initiatives. The state-of-the-art $1.8M regional project was designed to provide Caribbean countries with the capability to collect, store, and analyze fingerprint data in a digital format that meets international standards in order to facilitate regional and international data sharing.

One of the advantages of the digital fingerprint initiative is a “cross search” capability that allows law enforcement officials to work with their regional counterparts to determine if suspicious people or individuals with criminal records also have criminal histories in another country... 

Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce appoints new chairman - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:57:30 PM

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The Board of Directors of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation announces the resignation of Mr. Robert Myers as Chairman of the BCCEC and Co-Chairman of the Coalition for Responsible Taxation. The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gowon Bowe to the position of Chairman with immediate effect.

We wish Mr. Myers and his family all the best in his future endeavours and express a great sense of gratitude to his stellar leadership.

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gowon Bowe to the position of Chairman with immediate effect.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama woman robbed of deposit bag on Polaris Drive - Oct 22, 2014 - 11:59:10 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Reports are that on Tuesday 21st October 2014 shortly after 8:00am, police received information that a female while on Polaris Drive reported that a male whom she described as standing at 5’11” in height, dark complexion, slim built, clad in white shirt, maroon trousers, black shoes and with a white towel around his face, pushed her down and snatched from her a deposit bag containing cash. The culprit then fled the area on foo...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
23 Haitian Nationals arrested during Bahamas Police Operation in Harbour Island - Oct 22, 2014 - 5:50:03 AM

Harbour Island, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014, a team of police officers at Harbour Island conducted an operation on that island during the early morning of Tuesday 21st October 2014 that resulted in the apprehension of 23 undocumented Haitian nationals. The Haitian nationals were subsequently handed over to immigration officials on that island...


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Zonta Club of New Providence Installs New Board for 2014-2015 - Oct 22, 2014 - 3:36:26 AM


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Zonta Club of New Providence is welcoming more than seasonal changes this fall, with a new board instated last month — committed to continuing the efforts of empowering women throughout the country.

During a recent ceremony, nearly one dozen members were ushered into new positions and charged with maintaining and advancing the standards and goals of the organization for the 2014-2015 year.

“It is indeed a great pleasure to welcome this group of dedicated, visionary ladies that will lead the Zonta Club of New Providence for the next year” said Spokesperson Dr. Theresa Moxey-Adderley. “There is no doubt that with all the challenges presently facing women in this country, this organization has chosen a fine and able group of women who are heartfelt and determined to tackle issues in an effective manner in order to create change in The Bahamas.”...

Community : Service Organizations
The Heart Ball Committee Recommits to Another Year of Community Service - Oct 22, 2014 - 12:10:20 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Heart Ball Committee is back at it again. Despite current economic challenges and imposing changes to the economy, The Heart Ball Committee recently met to plan their upcoming events. This group of dedicated volunteers give their time and efforts to raise funds to help repair the hearts of children. When Committee members Zelia Bethell (recent honouree) and Linda Lafleur (treasurer) were asked, why they do what they do, they replied as follows:


Mrs. Lafleur, “I do it because it’s a charity I have become passionate about; it’s something I enjoy doing. I do it to assist the children. The reality is, this is the only avenue most children diagnosed with heart disease have to obtain heart repair..."
Community : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Health Services launch High School Video Competition - Oct 21, 2014 - 11:34:18 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - World Mental Health Month was observed globally on October 10th, 2014 under the theme “Living with Schizophrenia”. After a series of successful activities including radio talk shows and the annual forum, the Psychiatric team of Grand Bahama Health Services culminates the month of events with an inter high school video competition.

The 30 seconds video is based on this year’s World Mental Health theme and will run from October 20 - 27, 2014. Participants include all public and private high schools throughout Grand Bahama. They are required to upload their entries on facebook for the viewing public...

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Scotiabank Partners with BNT for this weekend's Wine & Art - Oct 21, 2014 - 3:14:04 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Scotiabank has partnered with the Bahamas National Trust to host the 2014 Wine & Art Festival scheduled for this weekend. The Festival is a major source of funding for the Bahamas National Trust, one of the Bahamas' leading environmental protection and conservation agencies.

Scotiabank’s Senior Manager of Marketing, Leah Davis, explained, “This year marks the second consecutive year that we are supporting the Bahamas National Trust in this way. We applaud the BNT for their outstanding commitment to the conservation and protection of the Bahamian environment and natural resources.”

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: 3 armed robberies - Woman stabbed - 8 arrests / 24 citations - Oct 21, 2014 - 12:27:28 PM


Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving several armed robberies that occurred on Monday 20th October 2014.

In the first incident, shortly before 8:00am a man armed with a handgun robbed a service station located at Sandy Port, West Bay Street of an undetermined amount of cash before speeding off in a dark coloured Honda vehicle.

In the second incident, shortly after 3:00pm two men armed with handguns robbed a business establishment located on Fire Trail Road of an undetermined amount of cash and two cell phones before fleeing on foot.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Two men dead in Nassau after two shooting incidents - Oct 21, 2014 - 11:40:51 AM


Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving two separate shooting incidents that has left two men dead.

In the first incident, shortly before 3:00pm the victim was standing in front of a residence at Myrton Road off Farrington Road, when a man armed with a handgun shot him multiple times before fleeing on foot. The victim was transported to hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

In the second incident, shortly after 8:00pm, the victim was walking on...
Community
Abaco Beach Resort chefs shines at Taste Of Our Bahamas Competition - Oct 21, 2014 - 10:51:40 AM


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ABACO, Bahamas Chef Charles Stuart of Angler’s Restaurant, Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina , took home three first place awards at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Taste Our Bahamas Competition, held in Fort Charlotte on Oct. 4 and 11, 2014.

Sous chef Stuart bested his competitors with his delicious creations, and Preston Jones, a bartender at the resort, debuted a new addition to the resort’s signature cocktail menu.

Stuart’s lobster and mushroom thermidor, a restaurant favorite, won first place in the “Best Lobster Dish” category, while his guava and cream cheese lattice pastry with a warm white brandy sauce, won first place in the “Best Pastry” category. Preston won “Best Alcoholic Taste of Our Bahamas” for his Abaco Beach Bum – a refreshing mix of cointreau, vodka and peach snapps...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama Suspect Arraigned on Robbery with Violence Charge - Oct 20, 2014 - 8:04:05 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - Jeffrey Baldwin Francis age 34 years of Porgy Bay, Bimini, was arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Helen Jones in Magistrate Court #3 on Robbery with Violence charge. He was not required to enter a plea, a preliminary enquiry will commence on the 27th January 2015 in Magistrate Court #9, New Providence. He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

This is in connection to an incident that occurred in Bimini on October 13th 2014.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF WANTED: Deangelo Frederick Antonio of Grand Bahama - Oct 20, 2014 - 7:40:41 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama are searching for 28 year old Deangelo Fredrick Antonio aka Angelo Antoino aka “teeths” of #205 Dolphin Street, Caravel Beach apt #4 and Gold Coin Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

He stands at 5’10” in height, heavy built, medium brown complexion and weights 220 lbs.

The subject is wanted for Armed Robbery and is considered armed and extremely dangerous, he should be approached with caution if seen...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber Announces Nominees for 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards - Oct 20, 2014 - 4:30:05 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will recognize businesses and business persons who have demonstrated commitment to community building at the 5th Annual Business Excellence Awards Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, October 25th at the Regency Theatre.

These prestigious awards are designed to honour outstanding Grand Bahamian businesses and executives. Nominations closed a few weeks ago with several businesses from throughout the community being nominated for the various awards. Highlighted by nominators were specific business...
Community : Service Organizations
Red Rose Ball Charity Event returns to Grand Bahama, November 1, 2014‏ - Oct 20, 2014 - 10:43:41 AM

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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 : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Armed Robbery of a black 2013 Sportage Kia jeep - Oct 20, 2014 - 10:36:45 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Monday 20th October 2014.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00midnight this morning, a woman in front of her home located at Bellot Road, when a man armed with a handgun exited a dark Honda vehicle and robbed her of her black 2013 Sportage Kia jeep license number 25972.

Investigations are ongoing...
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