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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Wanted in Nassau: Dario Bastian of McKinney Drive - Sep 1, 2014 - 6:03:36 PM

Nassau, Bahamas  - Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 30 year old Dario Bastian of McKinney Drive who is wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Faith Avenue South, on Friday 29th August 2014.

Bastian is a dark brown male of a slim build and about 5’ 6” to 5’ 8” in height.

POLICE are appealing to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dario Bastian, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau male dies in hospital after arriving with a gunshot wound - Sep 1, 2014 - 6:02:22 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man that occurred on Monday 1st September 2014.
Police later reported that the man was shot by a store owner. 

According to reports, around 2:00pm, a man turned up to hospital via a private vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. The man succumbed to his injury a short while later.

An adult male is assisting police in connection with this incident...

BTVI Student Chosen for Study Abroad Program - Sep 1, 2014 - 4:00:20 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Isaiah Strachan recently joined the list of students at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), who have been afforded the opportunity to continue studies abroad on an Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship.

The 22-year-old who is headed to Holland College in Canada for the fall semester, will join BTVI student, Diane Smith - both of whom will study Electronics Engineering. Following the semester, both students are expected to return to BTVI to complete their Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering Installers and Repairs...

Community : Grand Bahama
Rand Memorial Hospital staff attend Triage Court Seminar - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:47:36 PM

FREEPORT, Bahamas - Physicians, nurses and medical personnel of the Accident & Emergency and Urgent Care Center of the Rand Memorial Hospital recently attended a Triage Court Seminar at the Gerald Bartlett Complex, Police Headquarters in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The 3-day event took place from Tuesday thru Thursday, 26th-28th August 2014 hosted by Dr. Michelle Sweeting, Clinical Director of the Accident & Emergency Department.

The well organized and attended event was facilitated by Mrs. Shelley Cohen, the founder of Health Resources Limited, Senior Instructor for the program and lead administrator of the Triage Tool-belt course in Tennessee, USA. Mrs. Cohen was very excited to be here in Grand Bahama for the first time to share her wealth of knowledge to the medical staff.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF issues Safety Tips as New School Year Begins - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:19:52 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - With the opening of schools throughout the country today, the Royal Bahamas Police Force has issued some safety tips for parents, students and motorist.

Police are also warning drivers that they will be on the lookout for offenses including speeding in a school zone, illegal passing of school buses, failing to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, as well as double parking in crosswalks – which parents who are dropping off or picking up students are reminded to avoid.

Here are some simple reminders for drivers:
Community : Service Organizations
Zonta Club of New Providence increases scholarship fund by $5,000 - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:09:55 PM

Tight economy inspires women’s organization to boost opportunities for female students going Back to School

The dream of a college education at the College of The Bahamas has become easier to obtain through the Zonta Club of New Providence’s recent move to increase its scholarship fund by $5,000.
“We consider it a priority to equip all young female students who have shown promise in their studies with the necessary tools to become successful,” said Theresa Moxey-Adderley. “So it was a natural step for us at the Zonta Club of New Providence to recognize that we had to do more in such a tight economy.
“And we have such a wonderful group of outstanding..."
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Woman robbed of 2002 Honda CRV - 8 arrests made overnight - Sep 1, 2014 - 3:05:05 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are requesting the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday 31st August 2014.

According to reports, shortly after 8:30pm, a woman was at Montia Avenue located at Garden Hills, when a masked man armed with a handgun robbed her of her white 2002 Honda CRV vehicle and sped off .

Mobile Division Make 8 Arrest 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 arrests of eight (8) persons
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama Man and Woman Robbed in Home on Frobisher Drive - Sep 1, 2014 - 12:41:04 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Police are searching for (3) three men who reportedly robbed a male and female while in their home.

Reports are that on Sunday 31st August 2014, shortly after 2:00am, police received information that a male and female were robbed while in their home on Frobisher Drive by three men, one who was described as being light skin, wearing dark clothing with his face covered, who was reportedly brandishing a crowbar and a knife. They were robbed of two cell phones, a laptop and cash...
Custom Computers Ltd. Celebrates Academic Achievement Through Its “A’s For Excellence” Campaign - Sep 1, 2014 - 11:30:58 AM

Nassau, Bahamas  - Hundreds of students from educational institutions across The Bahamas took part in the seventh annual A’s for Excellence campaign held by Custom Computers Ltd. this summer. Local primary, high school and college students who received at least one ‘A’ grade in their final report card for the 2013/2014 academic year were invited to enter random drawings for a chance to win a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.

New to the campaign this year: the Family Island School with the most entries received a multifunction machine (printer/fax/scanner/copier)...

CIBC FirstCaribbean Supports Education for All - Aug 31, 2014 - 8:49:16 PM

Nassau, Bahamas, 21st August, 2014, In a display of the bank’s dedication to education for all, CIBC FirstCaribbean donated to two charities aimed at providing schooling for non-traditional learners. CIBC First Caribbean awarded The PACE Foundation school for unwed teenage mothers, and Project Read Bahamas, an adult literacy programme, with monetary gifts to contribute to the work the organisations do in giving second chances to un-conventional and disadvantaged students.

The gifts are courtesy of the company’s International Comtrust Foundation, a Caribbean-wide initiative which ensures that 1% of the Bank’s profits reach important causes, which may be nominated by local employees. Education is a major component of CIBC First Caribbean’s four-pronged social impact...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
2 Nassau murder suspects to appear in court Monday - Aug 31, 2014 - 8:34:47 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - A 22 – year old male of Young Close and an 18 – year old male of Cordeaux Avenue are expected to appear in court at 12:00noon on Monday 1st September 2014, to be formally charged for the murder of Latore Mackey that occurred on Monday 25th August 2014.

POLICE are appealing to anyone with information regarding any crime, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, to anonymously call Police at 919 or CRIME STOPPERS at 328-TIPS (8477) (New Providence) or 1-242-300-8476 (Family Islands)...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Man shot by police - Assault rifle found - 7 arrests overnight - Aug 31, 2014 - 12:17:02 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -  Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a man who was shot by police whilst attempting to enter a building located on East Street South shortly after 9:30am on Saturday 30th August 2014....

High powered weapon seized by Mobile Division Officers:
According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm on Saturday 30th August 2014, officers from the Mobile Division acting on intelligence went to the St. Andrews Beach Estates area, where they uncovered a high-powered assault rifle underneath a tree.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Armed robbery on Faith Ave. - Man shot in the back - Illegal firearm arrest - Aug 30, 2014 - 11:20:33 AM

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in solving an armed robbery
that occurred on Friday 29thAugust 2014.  According to reports, around 10:00pm, police received a report of an armed robbery in progress at a business establishment located on Faith Avenue south. When police arrived on the scene they saw two armed men exiting the business establishment. The suspects on seeing the police fired several shots and fled on foot. Police returned fire but was unable to catch the suspects...

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in solving a shooting incident
occurred on Saturday 30th August 2014.  
According to reports, shortly before 3:00am, a man was walking in the area of Cockburn and Market Streets, when he was shot to the back. The victim was transported to hospital via private, where he is detained in stable condition...
Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
Bahamas Chamber Best in Business Awards Nominations Open - Aug 30, 2014 - 9:14:34 AM

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

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


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.


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...

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

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. 

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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