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Feeding 400 - Caribbean Pavement donates food to Exuma - Jul 13, 2020 - 11:08:25 AM

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Just a few months ago, Lashan Gardiner was financially okay. The 27-year-old mother of three worked as a server at Sandals Resort, Emerald Bay while the father of her children was also gainfully employed. Then COVID-19 came.

The couple had NIB benefits coming in. Hers ran out a few weeks ago. Luckily, her partner was called back to work full-time in July, since at six-months pregnant Ms Gardiner’s condition makes her “high risk” and unable to work...
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EY’s Bahamas announces Angelo Knowles as winner of Bahamas Scholarship Programme - Jul 13, 2020 - 9:55:40 AM

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Angelo Knowles has been selected as this year’s recipient of the EY Bahamas Jamaine McFall Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be used to fund Angelo’s attendance at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he will pursue an undergraduate degree in accounting.

Upon learning of the news, Angelo commented, "Words cannot express how grateful I am to be this year’s recipient of the EY Bahamas Jamaine McFall Memorial Scholarship. Most of this would not have been possible if it were not for my teachers, family, and most importantly, my parents...
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UB refutes allegations made by talk show host - Jul 10, 2020 - 6:05:03 PM

It has been brought to the University’s attention that statements alleging that the institution and/or the President granted a “secret scholarship” to a daughter of the Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd, and awarded a research grant in the amount of $500,000 to Dr. Adelle Thomas, were made this past Monday by a talk show host on ILTV.

These allegations are completely false. The University has not awarded any such research grant to Dr. Thomas, nor has it granted a “secret scholarship” to a daughter of the Minister. Any applicant who fulfils stipulated requirements...
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MODELING LEADERSHIP: Club 1600 aims to positively impact troubled youths - Jul 9, 2020 - 10:20:48 AM

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Their goal is to change the future for troubled youths often considered a threat to society and quite possibly to themselves.
 
Teen juveniles assigned to the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys through court convictions should not be written off. According to Shacoy Mullings, the newly installed president of Toastmasters Club 1600, they have potential and his organization wants to help them unleash it...
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Lodge Joins BTVI in the Fight Against COVID-19 - Jul 9, 2020 - 9:30:36 AM

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Lodge Claudius R. Walker (C. R. Walker) recently donated sanitation supplies and equipment to the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The donation included two cases of disinfectant, one no-contact temperature gun, two cases of hand sanitizers and one first aid kit. The organization chose BTVI due to its long-standing relationship with the institution. The lodge has a history of providing scholarship funding to BTVI...
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RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the country’s latest homicide - Police recovered dangerous drugs - Jul 8, 2020 - 2:30:57 PM

Police on the Island of New Providence are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult male which occurred on Tuesday, 7th July 2020.

According to reports, shortly before 6:00am, a group of people were walking through a track road on Scott Street north of West Street, when they noticed a male lying on the ground with injuries to the head...
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Extended Deadline for Undergraduate Admissions Applications and Other Key Dates - Jul 8, 2020 - 1:49:21 PM

The public is reminded that the deadline for the submission of undergraduate admissions applications for Fall 2020 has been extended to Thursday, 9th July 2020. Applications are accessible online at www.ub.edu.bs and should be completed and submitted – along with all supporting documents – by emailing admissions@ub.edu.bs (UB, Oakes Field Campus) or admissionsnbc@ub.edu.bs (UB-North, Grand Bahama). For questions regarding admissions, contact (242) 302-4499. Please note that payments for tuition and fees may be made online or via direct deposit...
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RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robberies - Dangerous drugs recovered - Jul 3, 2020 - 11:12:23 AM

Police on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating several male suspects believed to be responsible for two separate Armed Robberies which occurred on Thursday 2nd July 2020.
In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 4:00am, a male while walking along Wulff Road in the vicinity of Market Street, was accosted by (6) males one of whom was armed with a cutlass robbed him of his wallet. Investigation into this matter continues...
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RPF Nassau: Police investigates drowning - Jul 3, 2020 - 7:58:19 AM

Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a drowning incident which occurred on Thursday 2nd July 2020.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, a male was swimming on Goodmans Bay along with others, when he began to tire and ingest sea water. One of his companions managed to assist him to the shoreline and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
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RBPF Nassau: Police recovered illegal firearms - Jun 30, 2020 - 11:15:34 AM

The efforts of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force resulted in the removal of an illegal firearm from the Street of New Providence on Monday 30th June 2020.

According to reports, shortly before 7:00pm. officers from the Tourism Policing Unit while patrolling Fredrick Street observed a vehicle that aroused their suspicion...
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ETSU announces Ethan S. Bain Environmental Health Foundation Scholarship - Jun 29, 2020 - 8:14:18 AM

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A new endowed scholarship in memory of East Tennessee State University alumnus and Bahamian environmentalist Ethan S. Bain was recently established to assist students from The Bahamas and the Caribbean to pursue studies in the field of environmental health at ETSU’s College of Public Health.

Local non-profit group Ethan S. Bain Environmental Health Foundation worked closely with ETSU to establish the scholarship for undergraduate students who are dedicated to carrying on Bain’s commitment to the fields of environmental health and public health...
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RBPF: Police investigates vessel destroyed by fire - Shooting incidents in New Providence and Eleuthera - Jun 28, 2020 - 2:50:00 PM

Police and the Fire Department on the island of Harbor Island Eleuthera are investigating the circumstance surrounding a fire that caused damage to a motor vessel on Saturday 27th June 2020. 

According to reports, sometime around 12:35pm, a 66 feet fiberglass sunseeker motor vessel called Vanish was dock at the Valentine Resort and Marine was engulfed in flames. Officers responded and tried to extinguish the flame but to no avail...
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DNA Leader offer prayers for two year old shooting victim - Jun 28, 2020 - 1:30:38 PM

Our nation woke up to devastating news that a two year old child was shot in Governor’s Harbor, Eleuthera yesterday. This comes weeks after another young girl, Lorencia Simmons Walkes was a victim of gun violence in our country. How can we forget young 8 year old Eugene Woodside of Chippingham who was shot while doing his homework at home? Or 6 year old Cameron Cooper of Piper Lane, who was shot in a gun crossfire while preparing to go to school? These innocent children were caught in the middle of a crime of which they were presumably not the target...
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Prominent Bahamian accountant to deliver UB Virtual Commencement Address - Jun 28, 2020 - 9:00:03 AM

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A prominent Bahamian accountant and well-known banker, Mr. Gowon N.G. Bowe is no stranger to providing quality insight and commentary on some of the nation’s most pressing economic issues. Now, the (former) College of The Bahamas graduate is poised to deliver a historic contribution to his alma mater by delivering the Commencement Address for the University of The Bahamas’ (UB) first ever virtual commencement exercise on Monday, 29th June, 2020.

Mr. Bowe’s myriad accomplishments, experience, and general fiscal savvy has distinguished him as a leading voice on economic and financial issues. He will seek to use that elevated status and economic know-how to impart key pointers and tips for success to approximately 500 UB graduates...
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RBPF Nassau: Police recovered illegal firearms - Jun 28, 2020 - 8:05:32 AM

The efforts of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force resulted in the removal of an illegal firearm from the Street of New Providence on Friday 27TH June 2020.

In the first incident, shortly before 10:00am. Officers from the Operations Unit acting on information proceeded to the junction of West Street and Dorsette Alley, where they conducted a search of a bushy area and recovered a .40 Glock 27 pistol with (5) unfired round of ammunition. No arrest was made during this incident...
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University of The Bahamas and One Eleuthera Foundation Sign MOU for New Educational Opportunities - Jun 27, 2020 - 9:33:20 AM

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Providing new educational opportunities aimed at increasing the intellectual capacity of present and future University of The Bahamas (UB) students is the driving force behind a key partnership between UB and the One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF).

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been forged which facilitates access to resources, facilities and faculty...
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GBDRF’s Home Repair program reaches application capacity as work to restore Dorian-devastated homes continues - Jun 26, 2020 - 11:15:34 AM

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The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), being the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), in partnership with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), continues to provide home repairs and furnishings to families affected by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian on the island. 

Launched in December 2019, the GBDRF’s Home Repair program has received nearly two thousand applications to-date. Eligible applicants were matched with local and international non-profit organizations...
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RBPF Nassau: Investigates armed robbery - Police recovered dangerous drugs - Jun 23, 2020 - 1:55:59 PM

Police on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating four male suspects believed to be responsible for an Armed Robbery which occurred on Monday 23rd June, 2020.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a female while on Domingo Drive was accosted by two men clad in hoodies, one of whom was armed with a silver handgun and robbed her of a cell phone...
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150 food packages for fathers - Jun 23, 2020 - 1:30:08 PM

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Prison Fellowship Bahamas (PFB) was successful on Saturday in the distribution of more than 150 food packages, the recipients being fathers who live in the areas surrounding Community Holiness Church, Bahama Avenue.

Rev Anthony Sands, President of PFB, said it was a partnership with the men of the church, to bring pre-Father’s Day relief to some of the fathers and their families, who may be in need at this time...
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One Eleuthera Foundation to lead the National Food Distribution on Eleuthera - Jun 22, 2020 - 1:29:19 PM

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The One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) has partnered with the Government to coordinate the National Feeding Network’s Programme in Eleuthera. The twelve-week programme, announced by the Prime Minister, came into effect after weeks of planning. The One Eleuthera Foundation is a member of the National Task Force and is represented by CEO Shaun Ingraham and COO Jim Richard.  The feeding programme is divided into zones, and OEF and its supporting agencies are responsible for locally implementation throughout Eleuthera.
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