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Royal Bahamas Defence Force gives gift of life - Apr 5, 2020 - 2:47:34 PM

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The Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are  serious about the fight against COVID-19. In between the daily operational requirements and the assistance being rendered with the most recent Emergency Orders, some of the Force's members took the opportunity to donate blood on Friday past.

The Princess Margaret Hospitals' mobile blood bank was allowed onboard the Defence Force's Base where volunteers each donated a pint of blood. The hospital’s staff including Mr. Everette Miller, Blood bank supervisor; Mr. Glenville Roberts, Chief Phlebotomist...
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Royal Bahamas Police Force Public Notice - Apr 4, 2020 - 11:12:46 AM

Police wishes to inform the general public that due to the high volume of calls to our 311 number, we acknowledge that many persons are not getting through to our Covid19 Command Center. As a result, we have establish a WhatsApp account number 806-6852 to further assist customers. This number is to be used for WhatsApp text messages ONLY... 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Dangerous drugs recovered - Illegal firearms recovered - Apr 3, 2020 - 8:05:11 AM

Dangerous drugs recovered: Police have recovered a quantity of dangerous drugs from the streets of New Providence and have taken an adult male into custody Thursday, 2nd April, 2020.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, Special Operations Officers assisted by K-9 Rexo, acting on information went to Tyler Street, Chippingham...

Illegal firearms recovered: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, has led to illegal firearms and ammunition being recovered in two incidents, from the streets of New Providence...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Club of Old Fort hosts “Combating COVID-19” Series of Virtual Events - Apr 1, 2020 - 10:15:12 AM

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting country-wide curfew taking place in The Bahamas, one local Rotary club is hosting a range of virtual events aimed at providing resources for dealing with the physical, mental, financial and social implications of this experience. The Rotary Club of Old Fort (RCOF), a vibrant group of young professionals focused on service initiatives, is showing how non-profit organizations can support their communities by being innovative in times of crisis.

The series, entitled “Combating COVID-19”, features discussions with physical trainers, mental health and business experts, entrepreneurs and entertainers...
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Relationships matter during this pandemic - Mar 31, 2020 - 9:13:54 AM

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With the current curfew in place due to COVID-19, our new norm can be trying our nerves! The new measures like working from home, social distancing, and staying in are contributors for conflicting feelings or situations. 

What happens if you are in a household and not everyone gets along in harmony? Or, you get along and are enjoying the break away from a toxic work environment or co-worker – how will you handle the stress when you return to the job?  People tend to avoid situations they do have not control over.

Conflict specialist and mediator, Caryl Lashley, a Barrister with more than 40 year’s-experience has been working for decades with clients in the areas of mediation and conflict resolution...
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University Research Edge Presentations resume in online platform - Mar 30, 2020 - 12:34:31 PM

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In the midst of a national emergency sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, University of The Bahamas (UB) forged ahead with its research presentations, five days after transitioning to remote operations and announcing that previously scheduled events had been postponed or cancelled.

On Friday 20th March, University researchers, who would have traditionally presented before a face-to-face crowd, were instead connected to those listening via an online conferencing application...
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Taking Action: BSGC helps combat Covid-19 outbreak - Mar 30, 2020 - 9:40:21 AM

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As the coronavirus continues to spread, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) has pitched in to assist government with its response readiness by supplying an assortment of protective gear to help slow and possibly prevent the spread of COVID-19.  
 
“We felt compelled to act. We are all being impacted by this global medical crises which has claimed the lives of more than 26,000 people and affected citizens in over 200 countries and territories around the world, according to WHO data,” said BSGC’s President Atario Mitchell...
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COVID-19 Pandemic forces nimble responses from University of The Bahamas - Mar 27, 2020 - 4:47:55 PM

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With over 1,000 of its courses for Spring 2020 currently being taught online, University of The Bahamas (UB) was forced to kick its remote education into high gear after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in The Bahamas in March 2020.

Although the full transition to remote operations, including administrative duties, happened one day after the dreaded announcement, the institution is still trying to navigate the challenges of an online versus a face-to-face learning environment...
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Fifth-graders armed with COVID-19 preparedness tools and much needed educational supplies - Mar 27, 2020 - 9:35:13 AM

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Prior to school closures, a fifth grade class at Stephen Dillet Primary School was equipped and better able to safeguard themselves, and their families, against the spread of COVID-19. The 28 students also received droves of much needed reading books, folders, and craft supplies.

The CIBC FirstCaribbean International Wealth Management team, during a visit to the class, shared a story on coronavirus precautionary measures; supplied the classroom with coronavirus preparedness posters...
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New grouper research study released - Mar 26, 2020 - 6:56:19 PM

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A newly released research study is shedding more light on the Nassau grouper in hopes of helping the nation meet its conservation goals for a critically endangered species that is as important to the economy as it is to ecology.
 
The research, led by a Bahamian marine scientist, was published in the latest edition of Frontiers in Marine Science.
 
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BREEF shares online learning resources to support students - Mar 26, 2020 - 3:45:32 PM

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While schools are closed and everyone is embarking on social distancing, the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation  (BREEF) has put together a selection of educational resources that can keep kids engaged and learning about the waters around us. Utilizing its digital platform, BREEF is sharing these fundamental school programmes to help students, teachers, and parents as they adjust to learning from home...
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Closure of all beaches - Mar 23, 2020 - 8:15:47 PM

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THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC PARKS & PUBLIC BEACHES AUTHORITY WISHES TO ADVISE THE BAHAMIAN PUBLIC THAT DUE TO THE ONGOING NATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE GLOBAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ALL BEACHES IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS WILL CLOSE EFFECTIVE 9AM TUESDAY MARCH 24TH, 2020...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police investigates plane crash in waters off Eleuthera Island - Mar 21, 2020 - 7:20:50 PM

Police are investigating the circumstances of a plane crash which occurred Saturday, 21st March, 2020 in water off Eleuthera Island. 

Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm a twin engine aircraft, registration # N14178 crashed into the sea, near the settlement of Bouge, with three persons on board. No one was injured in this incident...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that has left a male dead - Mar 20, 2020 - 8:20:02 AM

Police on New Providence are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident Friday, 20th March, 2020 which has left an adult male dead. 

According to reports, shortly after 3:00am, three men were standing outside a home on Albatross Road, Stapledon Gardens, when a silver vehicle pulled up. A male exited the vehicle, armed with a firearm, and shot one of the men...
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Thirteen Freeport students awarded scholarships by American Women’s Club - Mar 19, 2020 - 11:20:18 AM

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The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club (GBAWC) has awarded 13 scholarships to local high school students who demonstrated academic excellence and extracurricular achievement.

The students attend Bishop Michael Eldon, Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy, Sunland Baptist Academy, Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy and St. Paul’s Methodist College.

Founded in 1966, the GBAWC stages an annual golf tournament to raise money for the scholarships as well as community programs...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Wanted: 35 year old Roland Shamar Rolle of Freeport, Grand Bahama - Mar 17, 2020 - 4:30:08 PM

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WANTED by: Central Detective Unit, Grand Bahama  ROLAND SHAMAR ROLLE

DESCRIPTION:

Age: 35 Yrs.
  Dark Brown
Date of Birth:11th May 1984
Nationality:Bahamian...
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Next Generation gets career insights from CIBC FirstCaribbean's Leading Women - Mar 17, 2020 - 11:15:23 AM

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CIBC FirstCaribbean marked International Women’s Day by giving one high school senior a firsthand glimpse of the banking profession. The bank recently invited a promising female student to shadow some of its top women leaders - exposing the participant to the world of work prior to graduation .

Moesha Pratt, a 12th grader at C . R. Walker Senior High School, had the opportunity to experience various sectors of the company’s daily operations. She met with company executives and team members, had a tour of the flagship branch, and gained valuable advice from banking industry leaders...
Community : Grand Bahama
100 new refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama homeowners - Mar 17, 2020 - 11:09:48 AM

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Over the past several weeks, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), along with GBPA volunteers, have distributed brand new refrigerators to more than 100 homeowners in communities across the island - yet another step toward turning local houses into homes.

The effort is part of a wider distribution strategy organized by the GBDRF. This will, in weeks to come, see the foundation purchase and distribute other major appliances to local homeowners as well. The refrigerator donation initiative gave priority to the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed, and households of single mothers with small children. It required residents to provide proof of severe flooding at their residence...
Community
Academic Affairs Contingencies at University of The Bahamas - Mar 16, 2020 - 9:39:15 AM

Please be advised that UB’s transition to online instruction is to facilitate continuity in the delivery of course content. The implementation of other interim measures is also necessary to ensure the fulfilment of academic requirements.
 
Continuity in Teaching

At UB-North in Grand Bahama, classes will continue uninterrupted online via Moodle...
Community
University of The Bahamas: COVID-19 contingencies, preventative measures & response - Mar 15, 2020 - 10:45:13 PM
 
On Sunday, 15th March 2020, health authorities confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. University of The Bahamas is taking proactive steps and implementing preventive measures in order to protect the health and welfare of faculty, staff, students and members of the public. Therefore, the following contingency measures have been activated.

Effective Monday, 16th March, UB campuses, centres and business operations including the Oakes Field Campus, Grosvenor Close Centre, and UB-North operations in Grand Bahama will transition to remote operations until further notice...
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