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Grand Bahama armed robbery in home on Lunar Blvd - Drug arrest in Bimini & Freeport - Mar 26, 2015 - 4:41:41 PM


Police in Grand Bahama are questioning a 24 year old male suspect for an armed robbery
that occurred overnight.

Reports are that on Thursday 26th March 2015 shortly after 1:00am, police received information that a male and female while at their residence in the Lunar Blvd area, were accosted by two males whom they described as standing at 6’ tall,dark complexion, wearing dark clothing, masked, gloves and armed with knives,entered the room where they were staying and demanded cash. They were robbed of cash and personnel items. The suspects then fled on foot in nearby bushes. A short time later police acting on information arrested a 24 year old suspect of Freeport...
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Minister Fitzgerald attends a Special Assembly at Stephen Dillet Primary School - Mar 26, 2015 - 12:10:39 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald is still riding the wave of excitement. This time, he made a big splash with a school of Marlins at the Stephen Dillet Primary School. The Minister paid a special visit to the school to personally congratulate the 2nd place winner of the 2015 Bahamas National Spelling Bee Finals, Miss Jasmin Adamson, a 6th grader at the school.

In his address, Minister Fitzgerald praised Jasmin for her success and the fact that she was the only primary school student among the top three finalists. He stated that Jasmin is a testament that great things are happening in our public schools and that she is a role model for all students...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Anti-crime operation yields1 firearm seized and 9 arrests - 10 others arrested during operation - Mar 26, 2015 - 10:25:59 AM

Nassau, Bahamas -  Anti-crime operation yielding more success, 1 firearm seized and 9 arrested: POLICE are reporting more success under their anti-crime operation – aimed at arresting persons involved in criminal activities and crime prevention...

10 arrested during operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2015, Southwestern Division officers conducted an operation in the division on Wednesday 25th March 2015, that targeted persons wanted for various criminal offences...
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Moet Valentine's Getaway Winner Announced - Mar 26, 2015 - 2:39:10 AM

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NASSAU, Bahamas – The lucky winner of the Moёt Valentines all-inclusive getaway has been announced. During February, the month of love, Moёt sponsored an all-inclusive getaway for two to Grand Isle resort. Mr. Ancilleno Solomon of New Providence will enjoy a round trip package inclusive of flight, hotel transfer, meals and Moёt to create the ultimate romantic escape. The promotion, which ran from January 28 – February 28, 2015, saw entries from Butler & Sands and Burns House locations nationwide...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Florida man arrested with ammunition at Grand Bahama airport - Mar 25, 2015 - 11:14:29 PM

Freeport, The Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama have in their custody a 36 year old male of Florida, U.S.A.,who was found with (7) .9mm live rounds of ammunition.

Reports are that on Wednesday 25th March 2015, shortly before 4:00pm, Officers of the Airport Division made the arrest after they were alerted by Airport Security at security check point where he had presented his travel bag for inspection.
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Terence Gape: The Forgotten Island - Mar 25, 2015 - 3:10:32 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - The following are the remarks made by attorney, Terence R. Gape at today's Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Luncheon:

My speech today is titled “The Forgotten Island” because for years I have been saying that the only Investors that we get in Freeport are either those that are ship-wrecked or those that get off by plane by accident (But it is remarkable to note that those few who do by happenstance arrive very often fall in love with what Freeport has to offer)...

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4th Bahamian Named to Nassau Airport Development Executive Team - Mar 25, 2015 - 2:51:47 PM

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New Providence, The Bahamas - Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), today announced the appointment of Deborah Coleby to the position of Vice President of Operations, effective April 1st, 2015. She is the fourth Bahamian named to an executive management position.

Coleby joined the company from its inception in April 2007 as Manager of Operations. In her most recent position of Director of Terminal Operations & Passenger Facilitation, she held responsibility for the Operations Centre, customer experience, cleaning, landscaping and signage at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Darville Applauds the Efforts of CAP - Mar 25, 2015 - 2:27:28 PM

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HUNTERS, Grand Bahama - Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville applauded the efforts of the Committee for the Advancement of People on Saturday. CAP is a non-profit organization formed in response to need to encourage social integration, and cultural awareness, and community wellbeing.

The Committee, headed by former Tourism executive Carmeta Miller and Taronya L. Wildgoose, has the full support of the Department of Social Services and the Ministry for Grand Bahama.

On Saturday, CAP joined with the Hunter’s community in sponsoring the First Annual Multicultural Heritage Festival in the settlement at the Young Men’s Training Association field (YMTA) in Hunters...
Community : Grand Bahama
Local Grand Bahama Women Make a Run for a Good Cause - Mar 25, 2015 - 1:37:16 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - On May 2, 2015 runners, joggers, walkers and dogs will take to the roads in Grand Bahamas’ for the First Dog Days Half Marathon Run, 5k and One Mile Fun Run/Walk. Participants of all ages and even four legged friends are encouraged to participate in this fun filled day. The events will begin and end at the Bahamas Adventures beach club located on Jolly Rodger drive in the Freeport Lucaya Area.
Through disappointment rises determination and that is exactly why Nikki Waugh and Siobhan Antoni-Bates have taken action to benefit their community. After hearing the news that the proposed March International Half Marathon for Grand Bahama was postponed...
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College of The Bahamas Touts Strengths of Law Programme - Mar 25, 2015 - 1:20:24 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Scores of persons attended a recent Open House held at The College of The Bahamas to learn more about the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Degree Programme which is now an independently offered academic programme that equips students to become leaders in the legal fraternity.

The programme was formerly offered collaboratively with the University of The West Indies.

As The College transitions into the University of The Bahamas – a goal that the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has asserted will happen by the end of 2015...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police seek help with 8 armed robbery investigations - Mar 25, 2015 - 12:38:09 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The police are seeking the public's assistance in solving eight armed robberies:

In the first incident, shortly after 4:00pm on Tuesday 24th March 2015, two men were at Sandilands Village Road, when two men armed with a handgun robbed them of cash and a cell phone before fleeing on foot.In the second incident, shortly before 8:30pm on Tuesday 24th March 2015, a man was at Twynam Avenue, when three men armed with handguns robbed him of a 1994 Ford Aerostar Van and sped off...
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"Art for Sail" to benefit Bahamas National Sailing School - Mar 25, 2015 - 1:22:07 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The 3rd annual Bahamas National Sailing School "Art for Sail" will take place this Saturday March 28th at 1er Cru (Gladstone Road) from 4pm - 9pm.

Many talented local artist and craftspeople will be featured. There will be original works of art, prints, ceramics, jewelry and more! Part proceeds will go to benefit our year round sailing program as well as help send our top sailors to international regattas.
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Sharon Wilson & Co Makes Donation to National Youth Choir - Mar 24, 2015 - 7:34:50 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas National Youth Choir is singing a different tune following a donation from a local law firm.

Sharon Wilson & Co. on Monday donated $5,000 to the choir.

The firm has been a platinum sponsor for the last five years and has, to date, donated $25,000 to the BNYC.

Principal of Sharon Wilson & Co., Sharon Wilson said she was pleased that the firm was able to make its contribution to the choir’s annual performance, particularly on its 25th repertory season...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama suspect pleads not guilty to 4 counts of stealing - Mar 24, 2015 - 6:08:40 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Ricardo Alexander Butterfield age 24 year of #106 Bering Lane, Freeport, Grand Bahama was arraigned on Tuesday 24th March 2015, on (4) counts of Stealing By Reason Of Employment before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #1. He elected for all matters to be heard in the Magistrate Court and pleaded not guilty to all charges. He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison in New Providence and was represented by attorney Pleasant Bridgewater. 

This is in connection with matters reported to the police between December 23rd 2014 thru March 17th 2015...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police probe fatal stabbing at Old Fort Bay - Mar 24, 2015 - 5:36:54 PM

New Providence, Bahamas - Police are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a man dead on Tuesday 24th March 2015.

Preliminary reports are, that around 8:00am, a man was found dead at his Old Fort Bay home with a stab wound to the chest. EMS attended the scene and pronounced the male lifeless.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin. The victim’s wife is in custody for questioning reference to this incident...

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COB Marks Business Week With Focus on Innovation and Technology - Mar 24, 2015 - 4:04:47 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Using a signature platform designed to expose students to the professional diversity and dynamism within the field of business, the Chief Executive Officer of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) Mr. Leon Williams recently challenged students at The College of The Bahamas to be imaginative and resourceful in the pursuit of their dreams.

Mr. Williams was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony for the School of Business’ Business Week activities held at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre at The College’s Oakes Field Campus. The theme was “Embracing Innovation and Technology in a Changing Business Environment”.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
RBPF Senior Officers Leadership Seminar “Effective Leadership Now” - Mar 24, 2015 - 12:03:42 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Royal Bahamas Police Force under the leadership of Emrick Seymour, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police for Grand Bahama and the Northern Bahamas District held a seminar for Senior Officers, under the theme, “Effective Leadership,” March 20, at the Gerald Bartlett Police Headquarters.  Speakers included Motivational Speaker Spence Finlayson; Clinical Psychologist Dr. Pamela Mills; Motivator Dr. Elvis Burrows; and Accountant Kevin Seymour. 

Spence Finlayson is pictured getting his point across to senior officers, while Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour is shown making the closing remarks...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Minimum Wage and Severance Pay Comments - Mar 24, 2015 - 11:48:54 AM

The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is reviewing the minimum wage and severance pay requirements of the nation with a view to potentially increasing and securing the benefits on behalf of employees.

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) fundamentally supports the concepts of free markets. It believes that free markets promote innovation that improves the world in which we live. It supports the free movement of financial and intellectual capital, and supports the concept that businesses ought to be free to establish compensation and benefits packages as valued by the market...
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Bimini police uncover dangerous drugs & ammunition - Mar 24, 2015 - 9:31:24 AM

BIMINI, Bahamas -  On Monday 23rd March 2015 shortly after 11:00pm, officers while on mobile patrol   in the Alice Town area, observed a male at an apartment complex who was acting   suspicious and fled upon seeing the officers. As a result officers entered that   apartment where they discover (50) foil wraps containing suspected marijuana, (8)   foil wraps of suspected cocaine, (1) .40 live round of ammunition, cash, (1)   Bahamian passport and (1) U.S Passport.  Investigations are continuing in this matter.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Latest homicide victims identified - 2 armed robberies - 31 arrests - Mar 24, 2015 - 7:15:40 AM

Police identify latest homicide victims - The man stabbed to death at Arawak Cay on Sunday 22nd March 2015, has been identified as 21 – year old Ronald Fleurinval of Farrington Road...

Police seek public’s help in solving 2 arm robberies - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving two separate armed robberies that occurred on Monday 23rd March 2015...
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