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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
$25,000 worth of cocaine found on Castaway Cay, Abaco - Jul 31, 2014 - 8:49:17 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - On Thursday 31st July 2014 around 2:30pm, police in Sandy Point, Abaco received information that a suspicious package was discovered on Castaway Cay. Officers of the Sandy Point Police Station responded and reports are that personnel of the Disney Cruise Line discovered on the beach of Castaway Cay what appeared to be a dark colored square brick shape package that was suspected to be cocaine.

Officers collected the package that tested positive for cocaine. The estimated weight is 2.4 pounds and its estimated street value is $25,000.00...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau Homicide Victims Identified from Saturday Shooting Incidents - Jul 31, 2014 - 7:57:11 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police have identified two men who died in two separate shooting incidents over the past weekend.The first victim is 20 – year old Otis Lightbourne of Meadow Street, who was found shot to death at his Meadow Street home on Saturday 26th July 2014.

The second victim is 36 – year old Jermaine Russell of Jacaranda Street, Pinewood Gardens, who was shot and killed at Apple and Peach Streets on Sunday 27th July 2014...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama Find Firearm in Lawrence Close - Jul 31, 2014 - 6:48:41 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Police in Grand Bahama discovers firearm.

 Reports are on that on Wednesday 30th July 2014 shortly after 3:00pm; officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information went to the Lawrence Close area in Grand Bahama at an abandoned building where they discovered a black and gray .9mm pistol with a magazine that contained (1) .9mm live round of ammunition.

No arrest was made in this matter, police are investigating.
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas Primeval Forest National Park Open for Exploring - Jul 31, 2014 - 4:50:10 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - With summer quickly coming to a close and back-to-school right around the corner, Primeval Forest National Park will be open this holiday Monday, August 4th where guided tours will be available to visitors.

As the capital of The Bahamas, New Providence is home to two-thirds of all Bahamians, which means it provides the ultimate fast-paced, non-stop hustle and bustle lifestyle that can sometimes become too much, especially for the little ones. Therefore, this summer, The Bahamas National Trust invites you and your family to get away from it all for a few hours or even a full day— with a visit to Primeval Forest National Park...
Community : Service Organizations
Salvation Army Receives In-Kind Donation From Bahamas Stripping Company - Jul 31, 2014 - 4:08:13 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - During the month of July, The Salvation Army Bahamas was the recipient of In-Kind services from The Bahamas Striping Company, through the striping of the organization's parking lot.. "We provide a very unique service and we realize that charities are not always equipped with budgets that allow them to hire a company like Bahamas Striping.

Therefore, it is always our goal to assist Bahamians, in particular Bahamian Charities wherever we can through infrastructure improvement assistance.’ said Mr. Atario Mitchell, President of Bahamas Striping Group of Companies...
Focus on Fashion
Charity fashion benefit show to aid The Ranfurly Homes for Children: Saturday, August 2nd - Jul 31, 2014 - 1:23:00 PM

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Raising funds in style!


Nassau, Bahamas- The Fashion 4 Foundation Benefit (F4F Benefit) is proud to present its first Charity Fashion Show, which will be held at 6pm on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 in aid of The Ranfurly Homes for Children.

In a recent Tribune news article it was stated, "The Ranfurly Home may have to close its doors for good after nearly 60 years if it is not able to raise the $400,000 needed to keep the orphanage open.

... it takes about $20,000 a month to keep the home up and running, and
accommodates up to 45 children ranging in age from five to twenty...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
DEU & DEA make 2 million dollar drug bust - Montel Heights man arrested for firearm possession - Jul 31, 2014 - 12:52:24 PM


A combination of teamwork and excellent 'textbook' police work has dealt a major blow to the drug traffickers in the Bahamas, after police arrested three men ages 42, 39 and 38 for possession of a huge quantity of marijuana on Thursday 31st July 2014.

According to reports, around 2:00am, a team of Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit, the Police Marine Support Unit assisted by U.S Drug Enforcement Agents, acting on intelligence, intercepted a 30 foot Midnight Express vessel 30 miles southwest of New Providence with the three suspects on board.
Community
Bahamas Striping Company Launches Charity Initiative‏ - Jul 31, 2014 - 10:38:26 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas:  At the end of each striping or maintenance project, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies tries to find and develop avenues through which they can build and renew their commitment and legacy of giving and service.

Bahamas Striping Group of Companies extended an invitation to charities last week to provide these entities  with striping services in their parking lots at their various locations.

Atario Mitchell, President of Bahamas Striping Group of Services indicated, “Supporting communities and charities through the lending of our expertise and skills has always been and will remain a cornerstone of our business and a belief that guides most of our decisions...”
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US Charge d'Affaires calls on Bahamas Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture - Jul 31, 2014 - 10:31:22 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The new Charge d'Affaires of the United States Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture Hon. Daniel Johnson on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the ministry's office on Thompson Blvd.

Senior officers attended the meeting, which covered areas of interest such as opportunities for young people, cultural exchanges between the two countries, and advancements in sports, noting that the U.S. Olympic soccer team is preparing to grace the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium...
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Save The Bays Hosts Leading Environmentalists’ Bahamas Tour - Jul 30, 2014 - 11:51:52 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Six leading international environmentalists are in The Bahamas today to witness firsthand the state of marine life in a country known for the beauty of its turquoise seas. United by their desire to preserve and protect the Bahamian environment, the group includes, among others, the recipient of a U.S. presidential award for environmental conservation and prominent scientists committed to the survival of sea turtles.

Hosting the group is Save The Bays, a growing environmental movement comprised of Bahamian and international members dedicated to protecting the Bahamian environment through proactive policy change, education, legal action and advocacy. Save The Bays aims to unite stakeholders and combat the environmental threats currently jeopardizing the nation’s unique marine environment.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
3 Charged in Abaco for Insulting Bahamas National Flag - Jul 30, 2014 - 6:28:50 PM

ABACO, Bahamas - Three persons were arraigned before the Magistrate Court in Abaco for insulting the National flag.

Reports are that on Saturday 26th July 2014 shortly after 8:00pm, police received information that person(s) had insulted the National Flag at their home in Sands Bank, Abaco. Officers responded and as a result of their investigations three persons were taken into custody.

Two males ages 57 and 20 years old and a female age 44 years all of Haitian decent and of #93 Sands Bank, Abaco were arraigned before the Magistrate Court on Tuesday 29th July 2014, before Magistrate Ancella Evans on the charge of insulting the National Flag, they all pleaded guilty...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau woman robbed of gold 2004 Honda Accord and Armed men steal Leisure Tour Bus license number 13 - Jul 30, 2014 - 12:15:12 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving two overnight armed robberies that occurred on Tuesday 29th July 2014.

In the first incident, shortly after 9:00pm, a woman was on Dominica Way near Carmichael Road in her gold 2004 Honda Accord vehicle license number 230869, when two men in a gray Mitsubishi vehicle robbed her of her vehicle and sped off.

In the second incident, shortly before 11:00pm, a man was visiting a friend at Bacardi Road, when a group of men armed with firearms, robbed him of a Leisure Tour Bus license number 13 before speeding off...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Quick response yields 3 arrests for Armed Robbery - 7 arrested overnight - Jul 30, 2014 - 11:56:19 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Quick response yields 3 arrests for Armed Robbery: A quick response by police combined with excellent ‘Text book’ police work has resulted in the arrest of three males ages 32, 31 and 17 shortly after they committed an armed robbery on Tuesday 29th July 2014...

7 arrested overnight: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014, Mobile Division saturation patrols intended to reduce crime and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities resulted in the following arrests overnight: Five (5) arrests for Outstanding Criminal Warrants, One (1) arrests for Possession of Dangerous Drugs...

Community
Queen’s College Students Sweep 2nd Annual FirstCare Autism Awareness Essay Contest - Jul 29, 2014 - 6:21:11 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – FirstCare Medical Plan in association with R.E.A.C.H. Bahamas and The Ministry of Education awarded three students with prizes valued at more than $1k at the award ceremony for the second annual Autism Awareness Essay Contest.

More than 65 high school students from across The Islands of The Bahamas including islands as far south as Acklins and as far north as Grand Bahama submitted essays on the topic “Autism in The Bahamas: Inclusion, Advocacy and Dispelling Myths.”...
Community
EcoCampers Return from Andros Ready to Take on the World - Jul 29, 2014 - 5:38:41 PM

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Andros, Bahamas – The 2014 EcoCampers from throughout The Bahamas recently returned home after participating in an exciting week-long camp for students aged 13 – 16, where they learned about the ecology and culture of Andros Island, and the importance of conserving our natural resources.

During the camp, students spent time learning about wildlife in Andros, the importance of conservation, the Andros barrier reef, critically endangered species, blue holes and much more.  Campers also visited various areas in Andros including Red Bays, Lowe Sound, Andros North Marine Park and Blue Hole National Park.  They were had a special visit by Owner/Operator of Stafford Creek Lodge, BNT Council member and President of Bahamas Sportfishing Conservation Association (BSCA), Captain Prescott Smith who gave a presentation and inspired campers to continue on their journey in learning about the environment...
Community
Nassau Flight Services VIP Department Discovers Baha Mar - Jul 29, 2014 - 5:29:41 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas – Project Coordinator at Baha Mar, Alex Haley, shows executives of the Nassau Flight Services VIP Department the layout of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort. The executives were taken on an in-depth tour of the resort and learned about some of the exciting amenities at Baha Mar. In addition to its unprecedented multimillion dollar investment in service training, Baha Mar’s strong relationships with hospitality partners will be an important part of creating a world-class guest experience for visitors to the resort, from the moment they arrive in The Bahamas. Baha Mar is transforming the hospitality industry in The Bahamas and creating a culture of better-than-best service. “Visitors to Baha Mar will expect world-class service. It’s up to us to ensure that we provide an experience that makes visitors choose to return to The Bahamas and to stay at Baha Mar. Our industry partners share these goals and, if we continue to work together, I am confident that we can achieve them,” said Baha Mar Chief Operating Officer, Paul V. Pusateri...
Community
Lyford Cay Foundation's FOCUS Hosts Summer SLAM Open House - Jul 29, 2014 - 4:41:38 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Tuesday, July 29 marked the fourth annual FOCUS Summer SLAM Open House – a chance to see the programme in action. An initiative of Lyford Cay Foundation, FOCUS is a tuition-free, school enrichment programme that sets primary school students on an eight-year path to college and career success. Lessons take place during the school year and for 30 days in the summer.  

Just over halfway into the Summer SLAM, the Open House welcomed donors, students’ family members, education officials and other supporters to an All School Rally, student panel and classroom tours at The College of The Bahamas...
Community
Edukarting Summer Camp Programme held in Nassau - Jul 29, 2014 - 2:53:00 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Edukarting Summer Camp is back for two weeks and being held at C.I. Gibson High School July 28th to August 1st and the second session August 5th to the 8th. All

schools and students, boys and girls, welcome.

No cost. Students can come to the school to sign up any day this week for the next session and a unique opportunity to combine sport and education and have fun doing it...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
26 yr-old Abaco man arrested for drugs and firearm - Drugs found at Old Airport Rd, Exuma - Jul 29, 2014 - 12:32:31 PM

A 26 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco is in police custody after he was arrested for Possession of Dangerous Drugs and Firearm.

Reports are that on Monday 28th July 2014 shortly after 5:00pm, Officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station while on Oleander Street arrested the 26 year old male after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana and cash suspected to be the proceeds from the sale of marijuana.

Officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station while at the residence of the 26 year old male on the same date, also discovered a .380 silver and black 9mm pistol along with a clip and a small amount of suspected cocaine hidden...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Murder suspect shot during arrest - Saturday homicide victim identified - Firearm & drug arrest, 7 other arrests overnight - Jul 29, 2014 - 10:36:18 AM


Nassau, Bahamas - Two men ages 32 and 24 are in custody following the discovery of a firearm and a quantity of dangerous drugs by police on Tuesday 29th July 2014.

According to reports, shortly before 2:00am, Mobile Division officers were on patrol in Whites Addition off Kemp Road, where they observed the 32 - year old suspect acting suspiciously. The suspect on seeing the officers fled into his home nearby. The officers gave chase and conducted a search of the suspect’s home, where they uncovered a quantity of marijuana. The suspect was then taken into custody...

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