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Swiss Educators to return to Nassau, Bahamian Siblings share their experience - Jan 23, 2018 - 12:55:58 PM

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For nine-year-old Storm d’Arville, and her brothers, Brosnan, 11, and Maverick, 13, summer can’t come soon enough. Not because they don’t like school. They just can’t wait to get back to the Swiss camp they attended last year. They’ll hike, mountain climb, ride horses, engage in watersports, play ice hockey, learn a new language, bungee jump, perform in shows and have the time of their lives for the second time. 

This week, the three Bahamian youngsters, all members of the d’Arville family, will be on hand to share their extraordinary experiences when representatives...

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Lyford Cay Foundations Names Executive Director and Focuses On The Future - Jan 23, 2018 - 9:37:18 AM

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Empowering future Bahamian leaders while providing innovative solutions through access to education has been a hallmark of the Lyford Cay Foundations.  Now, for the first time in its nearly 50-year history, the Foundations are proud to announce that an alumna from its Scholarships programme will lead the organisation.  Felicity Humblestone, a Canadian Lyford Cay Scholar, has been named Executive Director of Lyford Cay Foundation and is focused on upholding the Foundations’ legacy of impact in education in The Bahamas.

“It’s a privilege to lead this organisation with its longstanding history of enriching the lives of Bahamians. Because of the Foundations, thousands of students...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Discovery and seizure of marijuana field, three bahamian males arrested in Abaco - Jan 22, 2018 - 4:39:43 PM

Police in Abaco discovered a large marijuana field on Monday 22nd January 2018.

Reports are that shortly after 1:00pm, officers acting on information went to an area off S.C Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbor, Abaco, where they discovered a marijuana field with approximately 3,103 plants, ranging between three inches to four feet in height. The plants has a street value of 1.5 million dollars...
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Bahamian businesses recognized at Red Cross awards ceremony at Government House - Jan 22, 2018 - 4:17:04 PM

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Longtime supporters and benefactors of the Bahamas Red Cross Society were recognized during the annual Platinum Sponsor Reception & Corporate Awards Ceremony recently held at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam.

Under the auspices of Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, nine businesses were thanked for their generosity to the Society...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama suspects arraigned for shopbreaking and stealing - Jan 22, 2018 - 3:00:52 PM

24 year old Jovan Opell Nixon of Holmes Rock was arraigned on Monday 22nd January 2018, before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #1 on (1) count of Stealing, (1) count of Shopbreaking and Possession of instrument for burglary. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 3 years at the Bahamas Department of Correctional services.

He was also arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2 on matters of Stealing, Shopbreaking and stealing from a shop...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Second body recovered in Bimini waters on Sunday - Jan 22, 2018 - 10:18:14 AM

Reports are that on Sunday 21st January 2018 shortly after 4:00pm, police received information that the body of a black male was seen floating some 50ft off shore in an area near Bailey Town. The body was recovered and was identified as the other missing male, who was reported missing and last seen sitting in a small boat anchored at the rear of a business establishment on Wednesday 17th January 2018. 

The lifeless body of the other male was recovered on Thursday 18th January 2018. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death...
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Resorts World Bimini donates roofing supplies to Hurricane Victims - Jan 21, 2018 - 12:40:15 PM

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Bimini’s victims of Hurricane Irma who received catastrophic damage to their homes from the storm started the New Year on a high note, thanks to a generous gift from Resorts World Bimini (RWB).  Thousands of dollars worth of plywood, felt, shingles, nails, and roofing cement were donated to NEMA for the residents of North Bimini, several of whom lost their roofs or experienced significant roof damage as storm-related tornadoes touched down on the small island...
Community : Grand Bahama
The 17th Annual Grand Bahama Christmas Bird Count - Jan 21, 2018 - 11:33:37 AM

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For the past 17 years Grand Bahama has participated in the so-called "Christmas Bird Count" (CBC), a census that began 116 years ago in the United States and now includes all the Canadian Provinces, the Caribbean, Bahamas, South America as well as several Pacific Islands. On a chosen day between December 15th and January 5th birds are counted within a 15 mile circle from sunrise to sunset.

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count harnesses volunteer power to gather knowledge that may shape conservation policy. The count data is becoming increasingly important not only in documenting current climate change but is predicting its future effects on bird populations...
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Appointment of Dean of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies - Jan 20, 2018 - 12:32:59 PM

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University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Remelda Moxey as Dean of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies.

In this capacity, Dean Moxey is responsible for providing leadership, advancing the quality of undergraduate and graduate instruction, supporting and sustaining faculty and student research activities, and promoting the overall development of faculty.

Mrs. Moxey commenced her employ at UB as an adjunct faculty in the School of Business in the Accounting Department in 1987. In 1999 she accepted a full-time position in the Faculty of Business as an Assistant Professor...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Sudden death of an American Citizen on board a cruise ship - Dangerous drug arrest - Jan 20, 2018 - 9:50:24 AM

Sudden death of an American Citizen on board a cruise ship:Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an American visitor on board a Cruise Line.

Reports are that on Friday 19th January 2018, shortly after 12midday, officers received information of a sudden death on board a cruise line that travelled from Florida to the Bahamas. Officers of the Central Detective Unit responded and while on board were shown the lifeless body of an adult female...

Dangerous drug arrest: A 34 year old male of Grand Bahama is in police custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco: Police involved shooting, suspect dead, weapon recovered - Jan 19, 2018 - 9:30:35 AM

One male suspect is dead after he confronted police armed with a firearm in the Central Pines, Abaco area.

Reports are that on Friday 19th January 2018, shortly after midnight, police were called to a business establishment in the Central Pines area, where it was reported that a male armed with a firearm was discharging into the crowd...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police in Bimini are investigating an apparent drowning and a missing person - Jan 18, 2018 - 10:16:59 PM

According to reports on Wednesday 17th January 2018 shortly before 8:00pm, police received a report of two males who were reportedly sitting in a small boat anchored at the rear of a business establishment and have not been seen since. 

A search was conducted by Law Enforcement Officials and Basra. On Thursday 18th January 2018 shortly after 8:00am, the lifeless body of one male was discovered in waters in the area of the Bimini Harbor. A search will continue for the other male...
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Turkey Vulture Spotted in Nassau, and other Bird Counting Results - Jan 18, 2018 - 9:15:04 PM

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Clad head to toe in warm clothes with woolly hats, socks, vests and stout walking shoes, 28 eager volunteers in five groups set off at sunrise on a recent Sunday morning to count birds, a globally recorded annual labour of love for the Audubon Society. Well-equipped with the required cameras, binoculars and note pads, members of the Bird Club of New Providence mirrored similar excursions by members in Grand Bahama, Abaco and Andros.

The Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count provides invaluable data to scientists and researchers all over the world and helps fuel The Bahamas’ own popular bird watching tourism sector. 
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46th Bahamas Red Cross Ball set for January 27 - Jan 18, 2018 - 7:05:16 PM

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Scotiabank is a proud gold sponsor of the 46th Annual Red Cross Ball, themed Code Red.   The Ball is a major fundraiser in aid of the Society and its social outreach, disaster preparedness and emergency relief programmes.

“Scotiabank recognizes the importance of partnering with community organizations like The Bahamas Red Cross Society and have supported their efforts since we started operating in The Bahamas more than 60 years ago,” said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing & Public Relations, Scotiabank Caribbean North...
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CIBC FirstCaribbean helps The Aids Foundation in a ‘Facelift’ - Jan 18, 2018 - 5:51:53 PM

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The AIDS Foundation is getting a much-needed facelift for the New Year, having ended 2017 in dire need of a new kitchen and other renovations. Now, the finishing touches are being added to a set of new cabinets soon to be installed, thanks to a donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean.

“At our afterschool program, we have a part-time cook who prepares a meal for the kids – the idea being that once they have a meal then at the end of the day they’ll be able to take their medication,” said Lady Camille Barnett...
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DNA Press Statement on Plane Crash - Jan 18, 2018 - 3:14:57 PM

I am deeply saddened by the confirmed reports of a fatal plane crash traveling from Andros en route to New Providence that claimed the lives of a pilot and his five passengers – all Bahamian nationals. On behalf of the Democratic National Alliance, I express sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of each victim.  We look forward to a swift and thorough investigation of the crash by the relevant authorities in the public interest.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victim’s families and the wider community in Andros...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearms seized, 3 men arrested - Jan 18, 2018 - 1:21:17 PM


The excellent and enduring work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has led to yet more illegal firearms being taken from the streets of New Providence, and three adult males taken into custody in two separate incidents, on Wednesday, 18th January, 2018. 

In the first incident, shortly before 9:00pm, officers from the Mobile Division, responded to a report of gunshots being heard on Fire Trail Road, near to Bahamas Faith Ministries Church. Upon arrival at that location, officers saw a man sitting in a vehicle, acting in a suspicious manner...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Long island male perishes in house fire - Jan 18, 2018 - 1:08:38 PM

Police on Long Island are investigation the circumstance surrounding a house fire in which a man perished, on Wednesday, 18th January, 2018. 

Shortly after 11:00pm, police were called to the scene of a house fire at Salt Pond, Long Island. With the assistance of residence, officers were able to extinguish the fire. A search was conducted of the interior of the burnt structure and the lifeless body of a male, which was burnt beyond recognition, was discovered... 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco - Firearm and ammunition arrest - Jan 18, 2018 - 12:55:56 PM

A 23 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco is in police custody after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Wednesday 17th January 2018 shortly after 10:00pm, officers arrest a 23 year old male in the Central Pines, Dundas Town area, after he was found in possession of a .380 pistol with a magazine containing six .380 live rounds of ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court later this week...
Community : Grand Bahama
Team BTC Races for a Cure - Jan 17, 2018 - 10:41:23 AM

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With thousands of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer on an annual basis, in the Bahamas and around the world, the fight to raise awareness and save lives has become even more critical. As part of its civic commitment BTC has for years been a supporter of Breast Cancer research and awareness. This year that commitment saw members of Team BTC lace up their trainers and don their track suits to ‘Race for the Cure’ at the 9th Annual Susan G. Comen Marathon Bahamas event held in New Providence last weekend... 

“Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed, who has fought cancer and won and even those who have lost their fight” explained VP of Customer Experience at BTC, Eldri Ferguson-Mackey...
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