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Bahamas Pride Freedom Weekend Awards 65 Community Builders - Aug 29, 2014 - 11:46:57 AM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - Highlighting the achievements of community builders and allies is one of the primary goals of the Bahamas Pride Freedom Weekend Event. Designed and developed by a planning committee, the Bahamas Pride Freedom Weekend will cater to the various layers that impact the lives of GLBT Bahamians. Hosted in Grand Bahama, the event is filled with activities over the span of the entire weekend of Friday August 29th through Monday September 1st 2014.

The Award Nominations closed on August 10th 2014 and the support was overwhelming. The planning committee did not have much of a task in deciding who all were to be highlighted for their specific and diverse achievements as all of the nominees are nothing less than deserving. Certificates will be given out beginning on Thursday August 28th 2014 to many of the awardees...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Bahamas: Chinese national arrested at LPIA - 2002 green Honda vehicle stolen at gunpoint - Aug 29, 2014 - 10:53:53 AM


POLICE ARREST CHINESE NATIONAL AT LPIA FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION

Nassau, Bahamas - According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm on Thursday 28th August 2014, Police acting on intelligence went to the Immigration Section at the LIPA Arrival area, where they arrested a 29 – year old Chinese Male for unlawful possession of several diamond stones.Investigations are ongoing.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN SOLVING AN ARMED ROBBERY

According to reports, shortly before 11:00pm on Thursday 28th August 2014, a woman was at her Rocky Pines home, when three men armed with handguns robbed her of her 2002 green Honda vehicle and handbag, before speeding off.Investigations are ongoing...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Overnight islandwide anti-crime operation nets 33 arrests - - Aug 29, 2014 - 9:52:10 AM


Nassau, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2014, police conducted an island wide anti -crime operation last evening that saw large contingents of police officers from the Uniform Divisions under the command of Assistant Commissioners Leon Bethel fan out across New Providence.

During the operation police targeted, Persons involved in criminal activities, such and Drugs and Firearms, Persons wanted for various criminal offences, Prolific Offenders and Persons wanted for Outstanding Court Warrants.

The overnight operation resulted in the arrests of 33 persons for a...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama Traffic Fatality Suspect Convicted - Aug 28, 2014 - 7:43:06 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - A 20 year old male is sentenced to (3) three years for killing in the course of dangerous driving.

Reports are that on Thursday 28th August 2014, Tyral Hepburn age 20 years of #100 Mallory Lane, Grand Bahama was arraigned before Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #1 for killing in the course of dangerous driving. He pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to (3) three years at Her Majesty’s Prison in New Providence...

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Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture On the Passing of Samuel 'Sam' Haven - Aug 28, 2014 - 5:26:31 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas- The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture wishes to extend its most sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Samuel “Sam” Haven on his passing.  Sam, as he was affectionately known, was one of the finest all around sportsmen that this country has produced.  Sam was also extensively involved in sports administration.  

In his early years Sam was one of the country’s leading soccer players, a sport that he devoted a good portion of his life to.  He was also very instrumental in the formation and administration of the Bankers Softball League in which he also engaged as a player in that league. 

Sports
Bahamas Football Association mourns loss of Past President, Sam Haven - Aug 28, 2014 - 4:03:32 PM


Nassau, Bahamas - Today the Bahamas Football Association mourns the loss of one of its greats. Sam Haven, a  Past President of The Bahamas Football Association passed away this morning in Florida.

Sam was a talented and skilled soccer player with the United Football Club, formerly Nick's Body Shop, where he played with such notables as Brian Serville, Peter Daniels, Andy Guilluime,  Steven Bellot and Lionel Haven. He later became coach and president of the club guiding the club to numerous National Championships. He served as president of the Bahamas Football Association and was responsible for the formation of the New Providence Football league and the introduction of women's football into the league.

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Bahamas Public Schools Administrators’ Workshop Held by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology - Aug 28, 2014 - 3:20:28 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Administrators from New Providence and the Family Islands heard the Director’s Charge from Mr. Lionel Sands, Director of Education on day two of the National Public Schools Administrators’ Workshop. Under the theme, “Re-culturing for Quality Education” hundreds of Public School Administrators met in a two-day workshop 19th to 20th August, 2014 at the Church of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road.
Director Sands expressed thanks and appreciation to the educational leaders for their endless efforts to invest in the nation’s youth. He explained that re-culturing for quality education requires changing long-held theories, thinking, expectations, and behaviour that represent the custom of educators in the organization. “Structural change deals with programs, policies..."
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Bahamas Chamber Best in Business Awards Nominations Open - Aug 28, 2014 - 3:14:34 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The BIBA recognizes the best in Bahamian entrepreneurship honoring business owners of integrity and  businesses that have had the greatest positive impact on our communities. Nominees must be Chamber members and cannot nominate themselves.  Winners are selected by a committee based on criteria such as the uniqueness of the business model and level of positive impact on the community.
 
The 2014 awards will be presented on Thursday, October 30th at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Ballroom in Nassau.

Categories include: Lifetime Achievement, Male Entrepreneur of the Year, Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Best New Business of the Year...
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College of The Bahamas Scholars Give Back at BTC School Aid - Aug 28, 2014 - 1:05:28 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas - Students from the BTC Scholars Programme at the College of the Bahamas joined in to give back at BTC’s 2nd Annual School Aid event at Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment Centre. The ten students, who received academic scholarships from the telecommunications company, teamed up with BTC iVolunteers, community leaders, educational speakers, and health and grooming professionals, to prepare 400 students from Social Services, Urban Renewal, Families of All Murder Victims (FOAM), and BTC’s adopted Old Bight Mission Home for the upcoming school year.


The COB scholars served as chaperones and mentors to the young students as BTC treated the children to an array of services and supplies. A grooming station gave boys fresh new haircuts and shapeups while girls got manicures. Elsewhere, dental and health screenings were also offered...

Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas National Trust calling for all hands on deck! - Aug 28, 2014 - 11:56:48 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Managing twenty-seven national parks, establishing new parks and educating Bahamians both young and not-so-young on the Bahamian environment is a big responsibility that comes with an expensive price tag.

The non-governmental organization responsible for this job is the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), and for the next three months they are encouraging BNT members nationally to help them recruit the public to join the BNT.

“Protecting the natural resources in our national parks is not cheap” commented Karen Panton, BNT Director of Finance... 
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C.R. Walker Senior High School Class of 2014 “Climbing the Mountain: Pursuing the Dream” - Aug 28, 2014 - 12:07:15 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology was the keynote speaker at the 2014 graduation ceremony of the C.R. Walker Senior High School. Addressing the theme, “Climbing the Mountain: Pursuing the Dream”, Minister Fitzgerald told the graduates that mountain climbing is not for the faint at heart. “As you ascend to the mountaintop of victory, remember that you are the leaders of your generation. You are charged with the responsibility to be agents of change who will transform your community, country and the world”, he said.

The Minister asked the 2014 graduates to consider four things if they wanted their mountain climbing experience to be exciting, exhilarating and rewarding. First, identify your mountain. Secondly, do your research and plan ahead..."
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C.O.B. Faculty Urged to Leverage Skills in Achieving Sustainability - Aug 27, 2014 - 8:44:01 PM

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College Council Chairman Mr. Alfred Sears has challenged The College of The Bahamas community to envision the opportunities that exist for the institution to leverage the skills of its constituents in order to achieve financial sustainability for the University of The Bahamas.

In a message which set the tone for a new academic year – the final year before The College transitions to university status – Mr. Sears said the institution’s most critical resource is the talent of its faculty.

“We have the potential to generate millions of dollars for The College of The Bahamas through research,” Mr. Sears said.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police arrest 4 suspects related to Mackey murder - Suspects arrested for 2 other murders - Aug 27, 2014 - 6:58:43 PM


Nassau, Bahamas -  Police have made four arrests in the ongoing investigation in to the murder of Latore Mackey that occurred on Monday 25th August 2014.

According to reports, between 1:30pm and 3:20pm on Tuesday 26th August 2014, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence arrested a 24 year old man of Palmeto Avenue, a 22 year old man of Young Close, a 20 year old man Bimini Avenue and an 18  year old male of Young Close in connection with Mackey’s murder...

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RBDF Denise Oliver and Shariff Turnquest complete training in Trinidad and Tobago - Aug 27, 2014 - 1:02:40 PM


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The Physical Training Education and Instructors Course, Combat and Physical Training Course 2014 Trinidad and Tobago

Nassau, Bahamas - After eight (8) months of intense training, Leading Woman Marine Denise Oliver along with Able Seaman Shariff Turnquest of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force completed the arduous Physical Training Instructors Course (PTI) and The Combat Physical Training Course in Trinidad and Tobago commencing 6th January-16 August 2014. The course was conducted at The University of the West Indies Spectrum (UWISPEC).

Community : Service Organizations
Red Rose Ball Charity Event returns to Grand Bahama, November 1, 2014‏ - Aug 27, 2014 - 12:43:41 PM

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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
Local Activist Participates in U.S. State Department Professional Exchange and Reaffirms Commitment to Promote Human Rights for All Citizens - Aug 27, 2014 - 12:15:23 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - On August 22, Ms. Erin Greene, Director of Advocacy at SASH Bahamas, a local Non-Governmental Organization met with U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson to discuss her recent participation in a U.S. State Department sponsored professional exchange “Human Rights for All.”  The role of SASH Bahamas is to work with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and to support persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Ms. Greene also serves as the regional chairperson of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research & Action (CAFRA).   
Ms. Greene was among a group of NGO and community leaders from Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Suriname to participate in the three-week professional exchange. 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Royal Bahamas Police (RBPF) REPORTS - Aug 26, 2014 - 10:20:07 PM

The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to bring you community bulletins from the Royal Bahamas Police Force
. Although crime is not pleasant, we feel this partnership allows YOU to know what's happening in your community, often just hours after it's occurred; and this initiative can have a huge community impact, and help collectively keep The Bahamas a safer place for all.


Check HERE for the latest REPORTS from the Royal Bahama Police Force ...
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MP Khaalis E. Rolle Calls For Young Men to "Stop Seeking Identity From Guns and Violence - Aug 26, 2014 - 6:42:19 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas - Member of Parliament for Pinewood Gardens Hon. Khaalis E. Rolle is appealing to young Bahamian men to put down their weapons and calling community leaders in his constituency to curb violence. This, after learning that a 20 year-old member of his community was among three men gunned down over the weekend in three separate incidents.

"My heart goes out to the young man who was killed over the weekend, and the others who have lost their lives in my constituency," he added. "I knew the individual personally as his family was most instrumental during my campaign. In fact, his sister was pregnant while campaigning for me and she died shortly after her baby was born. On Sunday morning, I visited the family and it was very difficult to know that they have lost two children as young adults, in such a short space of time. Rolle said that more programs must be developed to interrupt negative behaviour in young people...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
DEU and Exuma police arrest 3 for $511,000.00 worth of marijuana - Aug 26, 2014 - 1:37:32 AM

EXUMA, Bahamas - A joint police operation in Exuma has dealt a major blow to drug traffickers in the country, after Drug Enforcement Unit officers along with Police in Exuma arrested three men ages 37, 34 and 27 for possession of a large quantity of marijuana on Monday 25th August 2014.


According to reports, around 2:15am, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers along with Police in Exuma acting intelligence mounted a joint drug interdiction in Williams Town Exuma, where they conducted a search of an unoccupied house located along the shoreline and uncovered a number of crocus bags each containing large amounts of marijuana...
Community : Grand Bahama
FNM's Honoured in Grand Bahama - Aug 24, 2014 - 10:39:00 PM

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Freeport. Bahamas - Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was in Grand Bahama to assist in honouring Free National Movement members with certificates of recognition.

Recognized individuals were Leonard Williams, Terceta Rigby, Joseph Morris, Linda Russell, Walter Laing, Alfred Moss, Roselyn Green, Andrew Burrows, Edward Roberts, Charles Bethel, Bettina Anderson, Victoria Stubbs, Sonia Williams, Ines Hepburn, Lloyd Cooper, Nguyen Van Ming, Eudene Hamilton, Richard Stuart, Agnes Timothy, Randell Deveaux...
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