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Doctors Hospital Occupational Therapy Clothing Drive to assist P.A.C.E. teen mothers - Nov 20, 2017 - 5:49:16 PM

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In celebration of Occupational Therapists Day, the occupational therapists of Doctor’s Hospital held a clothing drive to assist the teen mothers who participate in the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education) program. Zenobia Neely, the clothing drive’s coordinator, noted that, “In keeping with this year’s theme ‘Inform, Inspire, Influence’ the group chose to assist this underserved group within the Bahamian population. We believe that they would benefit from our donation as well as information about Occupational Therapy.” The group donated new and gently used baby items, baby wipes and boxes of diapers donated by Bebin Diapers who learned about the initiative on social media...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Bimini: Possession of dangerous drugs - Nov 20, 2017 - 10:00:58 AM


Five men are in police custody in Bimini after they were found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs.

Reports are that on Sunday 19th November 2017 shortly before 9:00pm, a team of officers on the island of Bimini executed a search warrant at a residence on Buccaneers Point, South Bimini and discovered 4.5 lbs. of cocaine and 1.5 lbs. of marijuana. Five men, two Jamaicans and three Bahamians were arrested and taken into police custody. Police are actively investigating this matter...
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UB Gala Beats Half Million $ Target for Student Scholarships - Nov 19, 2017 - 5:51:00 PM
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In a powerful statement about the community’s belief in the transformational impact of higher education, the University of The Bahamas President’s Gala Soirée has exceeded the anticipated fundraising target.
 
The inaugural event was the institution’s first major fundraiser since transitioning to University. The Soirée paired excellence with elegance as sponsors and donors joined the UB community at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre. It was a celebration of student talent and potential...
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Komolafe: The Passing of Ronnie Butler - Nov 19, 2017 - 3:41:08 PM

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Today, we mourn the loss of a music legend, cultural icon, talented artist and true Bahamian.

Ronald "Ronnie" Butler Sr. MBE epitomized the indomitable Bahamian spirit and exemplified all that defines the people of this great nation.

The Godfather of Bahamian Music was loved and admired both at home and abroad. Ronnie as he was fondly called, captured the hearts of many and captivated audiences from all walks of life. This son of the soil made us proud to be Bahamians and never stopped believing in the Bahamian Dream...
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‘Let no one go hungry over the holidays,’ AML, ALIV, Bahamas Feeding Network Team Up to Feed 5,000 Families - Nov 18, 2017 - 12:07:06 PM

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Declaring that “no one should go hungry over the holidays while others are feasting,” AML Foods Limited and ALIV announced today they will partner with the Bahamas Feeding Network for the most ambitious charitable campaign in the network and AML’s history – to raise $100,000 to put food on the tables of families that might otherwise go hungry over the holidays.

The campaign, called Feed 5,000 Families, will start in AML’s eight stores tomorrow and run through December 17th with customers able to donate $40 holiday meal packages in full or contribute to the make-up of a package at the checkout counter. To jumpstart the campaign, AML Foods Limited pledged $20,000 to the feeding fund
Community : Service Organizations
Christmas has as Army!- Salvation Army Kettle Launch - Nov 17, 2017 - 11:26:26 AM

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The season of giving officially kicks off because The Salvation Army’s familiar Red Kettles make their seasonal debut on New Providence, starting Saturday,  November 18th you’ll find those kettles and the jolly ting-a-ling-ling of handheld bells that accompanies them.

The Red Kettle Campaign supports the mission of the organization and provides support to a number of programs arranging from special meals for needy individuals and families, toy and clothing for disadvantaged children, personal care products for the elderly and institutionalized, and vital funding for year round programs...
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BTVI’s New Cafeteria donates to support breast cancer awareness - Nov 17, 2017 - 10:24:05 AM

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Despite having opened at the end of October, BTVI’s new cafeteria operators have already begun making a difference. Aside from wowing the BTVI community with their diverse and tasty menu items, the new cafeteria team has stepped into the community with a donation to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas.

Immediately after opening on October 23, cafeteria operators Mary Laurenceau and daughter, Christine Laurenceau...
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Sharlyn Smith, Sharon Wilson & Co, Toasts UB, ‘Education Transforms Lives’ - Nov 15, 2017 - 10:50:18 PM

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When prominent attorney Sharlyn Smith asked the perfectly coiffed, clothed and cultured island A-listers to raise their glasses and toast to the vision of University of The Bahamas (UB) and the value of education, she realized that beyond the lavish draping, shimmering lights, silk-covered tables and fine champagne, the evening held a serious message – excellence and opportunity made possible through education. 

“On the first anniversary of the University of The Bahamas’ charter, this event helps to realize the vision of the university as the nation’s primary resource for research...
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Environmentalists decry South Cat Cay Development, document lack of marine protection ‘before our very eyes’ - Nov 15, 2017 - 3:56:14 PM

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A small plane circled slowly, flying over the blue-green waters of the northern Bahamas. It should have been a day of sightseeing, photographing an island under carefully managed development with its fragile marine resources protected as the gems that will lure those who will eventually visit, live there or leave their yachts.

Instead, what they saw as they flew over South Cat Cay sent chills down their spines and cries of outrage and despair from their hearts. The group in the plane included representatives from Save Our Home, a Bimini-based organisation, Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas...
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Waterkeepers Bahamas trains volunteers to test waters for swim safety - Nov 15, 2017 - 11:58:52 AM

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Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham spends hours at beaches in The Bahamas every week, but she isn’t splashing in the water, combing for shells or searching for treasure.

Ingraham is part of a team that tests water at 16 public beaches in The Bahamas on a regular basis. The monitoring is a partnership between Waterkeepers Bahamas and an international organization called Swim Guide that maintains an up-to-date beach and water condition report on 7,000 beaches around the world. Reports are available at SwimGuide.org.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Industrial accident - Found firearm - Nov 15, 2017 - 9:22:46 AM


Industrial accident: Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 23 year old male of Frobisher Drive while at a business establishment on Queens Highway.

Reports are that on Tuesday 15th November 2017 shortly after 12:00pm, an accident occurred at a business establishment on Queens Highway...

Found Firearm:Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit discover a 9mm pistol with magazine and ammunition...
Community
Marisa Mason-Smith named Focused Woman of the Year - Nov 14, 2017 - 11:21:32 PM

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Marisa Mason-Smith has been named "Focused Woman of the Year" 2017 at the culmination of last week's three-day Focused Woman International Summit, which introduced a slate full of dynamic women leaders in the country for a three-day retreat at Comfort Suites, Paradise Island.

Pastor Cyprianna Bethel, retreat host and founder of Focused Women International launched the event on Friday, November 3, 2017 under the theme: "Real Woman Real World". Sessions will feature topics that deal with "surviving and thriving in the midst of chaos, uncertainty, challenge and change..."
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas National Trust Christmas Jollification - November 18th - Nov 14, 2017 - 3:55:49 PM


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“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Jollification” and that is the theme for the Bahamas National Trust's very popular Christmas fundraiser being held on November 18th and 19th at the Retreat Gardens on Village Road.

“The Christmas Jollification is an important fundraiser for the The Retreat Garden. This national park protects an outstanding palm collection and has tremendous potential for increased touristic visitation...
Community
Screen time contributing to Childhood Obesity - Nov 14, 2017 - 2:30:53 PM

Next time you are tempted to give your child extra time in front of a screen, don’t.

“TVs, tablets, and smart phones are no substitute for parenting, they are only tools,” says Lashan McKenzie, M.D. “A tablet never raised a child.”

Dr. McKenzie is a pediatrician who spent seven years in the public health system before joining The Wellness Clinic on Collins Avenue, a team of wellness medical and lifestyle professionals headed by Arlington Lightbourne, M.D.

“It was the time I spent in clinics throughout Nassau that opened my eyes to the problem of  pediatric obesity, and the major issues confronting us...
Community
Solar energy experts prepare BTVI for Certification Start-up - Nov 14, 2017 - 2:04:37 PM

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When Philip Holdom pulled up to BTVI this week, he brought a world of energy with him. Literally.

Holdom, President of Alternative Energy Supply and Chief Technology Officer of Sustainable Energy Ltd., is preparing the nation’s premier technical training institute to offer solar energy courses. Subjects will range from design and installation to understanding the principles, capacity, monitoring and maintenance. And Holdom, considered a pioneer in renewables and a regional leader in solar and wind power...
Community
Grand Bahama Technology Summit Brings Hope For the Future - Nov 13, 2017 - 10:01:51 PM

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Like many Bahamian events the 2017 Grand Bahama Technology Summit began with a prayer and ended with a party. In between a plan started to emerge for the revitalization of Grand Bahama as a hub for technology and innovation. Presentations from leaders from business, government, and academia, along with Bahamians working for high tech companies in the US, were both pragmatic and inspirational.

It’s clear that the path forward will not be easy. Speakers agreed on the need for improving the ease with which foreign and local investors can start businesses in the Bahamas (including streamlining the process for obtaining licenses and work permits)...
Community
Scotiabank Supports World Diabetes Day - Nov 13, 2017 - 9:35:43 PM

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Scotiabank is proud to support World Diabetes Day (WDD), celebrated on November 14 of each year.

“We are committed to helping young people become better off and are thrilled to partner with The Bahamas Diabetic Association to raise awareness as diabetes is prevalent among our population, impacting adults and children,” said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing, Scotiabank. 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspects arraigned before Magistrate Court #2 - Nov 13, 2017 - 3:54:45 PM

Four suspects were arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2 on Attempted Murder, Possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life, Causing Grievous Harm and Causing Harm charges.

Shannon Johnson age 25 years of #144 Limewood Lane was charged with Attempted Murder, (2) counts of Possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life, Causing Grievous Harm and Causing Harm...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Nassau wanted suspects: Reno Bethel, James Dean & Che-Toussaint Chase - Nov 11, 2017 - 10:08:43 AM

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Police are seeking the public's help in locating three men who are wanted in connection with the Bahamas power and Light (BPL) Fraud Investigations.

They are; Reno Bethel a former employee of CIBC, James Dean a former accounts manager at BPL & Che-Toussaint an attorney at law.

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of these three men are asked to call police immediately...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Suspects Arraigned before Grand Bahama Magistrate Courts – Found firearms - Nov 10, 2017 - 5:52:25 PM

Suspects Arraigned before the Magistrate Courts: Keith Barr age 49 years of #56 Raleigh Drive was arraigned on Friday 10th November 2017 before Magistrate Renkin Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 on (4) counts of Shopbreaking, (1) count of Possession of Instruments for Burglary and (3) counts of Stealing from a Shop...

Found firearms: Reports are that on Friday 10th November 2017 shortly after 7:00am, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information went to an area on Limewood Lane where a search was conducted and officers discovered...
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