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UB Honours Outstanding Achievement Three-Way Tie for Top Award - May 21, 2019 - 3:55:09 PM

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A father of two and a UB Mingoes student-athlete tied with a Psychology major to receive the award for the highest cumulative GPA in the 2019 Commencement Class of University of The Bahamas (UB).

UB honoured 62 outstanding leaders and exceptional achievers at the Spring 2019 Awards Ceremony on Monday, 20th May at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium...
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Ministry of the Environment and Housing: Plastics and Styrofoam Ban - Abaco Visit - May 21, 2019 - 12:20:04 PM

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The Ministry of the Environment and Housing will host a series of events in Abaco, this Thursday-Saturday for the upcoming Plastics and Styrofoam Ban.

See enclosed upcoming events in Abaco...
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BTC and C.H. Reeves Recognize Top Achievers - May 21, 2019 - 10:30:03 AM

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BTC teamed up with C.H. Reeves to recognize its top Mathematics students and its students that received top scores in last year’s BJC examinations.

C.H. Reeves Principal, Greta Brown said, “It takes a village to raise a child, and we are thankful that BTC chose to partner with us as we recognize and promote excellence. Our students have done exceptionally well and we were happy that BTC assisted with providing trophies to recognize them.”...
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Lupus 242 Celebrates World Lupus Day With A POP UP Run/Walk - May 21, 2019 - 10:15:43 AM

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On Friday May 10th, World Lupus Day, runners took to the streets in purple participating in a POP Up Run/Walk in memory of lupus fighter Crystal Stubbs. Proceeds from the event benefitted Lupus 242, a local non-profit organization providing support and information for persons in The Bahamas living with lupus.  

 Three years ago the first POP UP Run/Walk had 30 participants. This year, the event attracted more than 100 participants including 70 employees from Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited. The four-mile run/walk started at Goodman’s Bay to Sandals Resort and back...
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Lyford Cay 2019 Graduates gain admission to Top Universities Around The World - May 21, 2019 - 9:40:44 AM

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Since  1962,  Lyford  Cay  International  School  (LCIS)  has  been  known  for  its  standard  of  academic  excellence.  LCIS  graduates  go  on  to  attend  the  top  colleges  and  universities around the world, acquiring millions of dollars in academic scholarships in the process. The class  of  2019  is  no  exception.  Students  set  to  graduate  this  year  from  LCIS  gained  admission to a number of prestigious tertiary institutions in North America and Europe.

All  of  this  year’s  LCIS  graduates  will  matriculate  to  college  or  university.  LCIS  graduates  received  admission  to  top-tier  US  schools  such  as  The  ​Massachusetts  ​Institute  of Technology...
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RBPF Missing: 13 yr. old Angel Knowles of Nassau, Bahamas - May 21, 2019 - 7:30:16 AM

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Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a juvenile female who has been reported missing by family members. 

Missing is Angel Knowles, age 13 years of #10 Kendall Avenue, South Beach. Angel reportedly, left home shortly before 9:00pm on Sunday, 19th May, 2019 and has not been seen or heard from since...

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Bahamian Neurosurgeon to deliver UB’s Spring 2019 Commencement Address - May 20, 2019 - 4:50:24 PM

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Bahamian neurosurgeon, Dr. Sherise Ferguson, will deliver the Commencement Address at the University of The Bahamas’ Spring 2019 Commencement ceremony scheduled to be held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Thursday, 23rd May 2019.

More than 600 persons comprise UB’s 2019 Commencement Class, the third group of graduates from the institution since its transition from The College of The Bahamas on 10th November 2016.

A board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in primary and metastatic brain tumors at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Ferguson is the first of three children born to Dr. Sparkman Ferguson and Mrs. Dawn Ferguson...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police Investigates Plane Crash – Staniel Cay, Exuma - May 20, 2019 - 4:30:01 PM

Police are investigating a plane crash which occurred Monday, 20th May, 2019 at Staniel Cay, Exuma.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, Police on Staniel Cay, Exuma received a report that a plane had crashed at the airport. Upon arrival at that location, Officers discovered that a white 402 Cessna twin engine aircraft Registration CH6AAL had crashed into a chain link fence as it attempted to land. No one was injured....
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Sorbet company gets over $150,000 in funding through Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre - May 20, 2019 - 12:10:18 PM
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The Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has assisted another small business with accessing capital. Shiver, a local sorbet and ice-cream brand, received access to $100,000 in loans from Royal Bank Bahamas (RBC), $50,000 in equity  investments from Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund and $11,600 in grant funding from the Government of The Bahamas.

Founders and CEOs of the company, Melissa Darville and Elvis Percentie, described the news as exciting and another reason to be grateful...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Stabbing Incident has left a male hospitalized - May 20, 2019 - 8:50:44 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized.

Reports are that on Monday 20th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am,  a male reported that while at Taino Beach, he and a male who is known to him, where involved in an altercation, the male then produced a knife and stabbed him to the abdomen...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police are investigating 2 Shooting incidents that has left 2 males with injuries - May 18, 2019 - 9:00:47 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male with injuries.

Reports are that on Saturday 18th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am, a male reported to police that while at a business establishment on Queens Highway, he was involved in an altercation with another male who then produced a handgun and shot him several times to the body. He was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle and seen by doctor. He is listed in stable condition...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Grand Bahama Police captures wanted fugitive and uncovers firearms - May 17, 2019 - 9:05:30 PM

Reports are that on Friday 17th May 2019 shortly after 3:00pm,  a team of officers in Abaco, acting on intelligence, went to an area in Murphy Town and discovered in bushes (16) packages of suspected marijuana, (7) .40 rounds of ammunition, (6) .38 rounds of ammunition, (108).45 rounds of ammunition, (2) .45 hollow tip rounds of ammunition, (35) .45 brass rounds of ammunition and (1) .45 magazine, altogether totaling (158) live rounds of ammunition...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco: Shooting Incident has left a male with injuries - May 17, 2019 - 5:18:55 PM


Reports are that on Friday 17th May 2019 shortly  before 11:00am, an argument ensued between two males while in the Pigeon Peas community, when one of the males withdrew a handgun and shot the other male several times about the body before fleeing the scene. The male victim was taken by private vehicle to the Abaco Health Centre and is said to be listed in stable condition.

Police are actively investigating this matter...
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Ardastra rescues, rehabilitates wildlife in distress - May 17, 2019 - 12:21:19 PM

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It takes roughly five minutes and some prompting for the American kestrel – a small, colorful falcon –to realize its free.
 
Discovered two weeks ago flapping around on the ground, a do-gooder brought the young bird to Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre believing it to be lacking the flight and survival skills that it would have been taught by its parents had it not fallen from its nest.
 
“Ideally you want these birds to stay in their natural ecosystem. Not all of them are going to survive but that’s part of nature. We want to let nature do the picking and choosing as much as possible,” said Bonnie Young, Ardastra’s animal curator.
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BTVI and US officials discuss Fulbright program - May 17, 2019 - 10:34:34 AM

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the United States Department of States’ Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Caroline Casagrande, recently paid a courtesy call on President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson.

The visit came a day before it was announced that the Fulbright program would be reinstated for Bahamian students. The program which promotes international goodwill through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture and science, was introduced to The Bahamas in 1996...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drug Arrest - May 17, 2019 - 8:35:38 AM

Reports are that on Thursday 16th May 2019 shortly after 8:00pm, a team of officers of the Eight Mile Rock Division, acting on information, went to an unoccupied building on Fire Hydrant Corner, Pine Dale, Eight Mile Rock, where they discovered in the ceiling two clear plastic bag containing 2.68 lbs. of suspected marijuana with a street value of $2,400.00. A 32 year old male was arrested and taken into police custody...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police on the Island of Bimini make significant discovery of dangerous drugs and firearms - May 15, 2019 - 9:50:03 PM

Reports are that on Wednesday 15th May 2019 shortly after 12:00pm, police on the island of Bimini, acting on intelligence, went to a beach area just off Queens Highway, Alice Town, Bimini, where they discovered buried in the sand dune, (2) packages containing suspected marijuana, (4) packages of suspected cocaine, (1) 9mm pistol with (7) .9mm ammunition, (1) magazine, (1) Glock .9mm pistol with (21) .9mm ammunition and (1) extended magazine...
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EARTHCARE participates in worldwide events to end captive whale and dolphin programs - May 15, 2019 - 1:30:58 PM

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On May 11th 2019, Concerned citizens across the globe gathered for the 7th Annual Empty The Tanks Worldwide event.  Thousands gathered in solidarity to bring awareness to the plight of captive whales and dolphins during this annual event, which spanned over 70 event locations across 25 countries.

EARTHCARE volunteers manned an information station in Freeport, Grand Bahama, to educate the public about captive whale and dolphin programs.  Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE, a former Dolphin Trainer shared her experiences and is adamant that dolphins can’t be kept happily in captivity...
Community : Grand Bahama
Conchman continues to support local sports programs - May 15, 2019 - 11:00:19 AM

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As the longest standing triathlon in The Bahamas, the Conchman Triathlon is continuing to use its annual profits to support young athletes and local programs in the community.  Presenting a donation to the GB Sailing Club was Conchman Chairman, Christopher Baker. “We are pleased to support the sailing club,” he noted. “They are a club involved with Youth sport on the island run by volunteers. We are pleased they are using the funds to purchase much needed equipment, and will continue to assist our  committee by providing volunteers following our swimmers on kayaks to help in any distress and/or course needs.” Dave Otterbein, Sailing Director GB Sailing Club,  thanked the GBPA Conchman Committee for the generous donation...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Grand Bahama police are investigating an alleged drowning that has left a male dead - May 15, 2019 - 10:40:01 AM

Reports are that on Tuesday 14th May 2019 shortly after 9:00pm, police were called to Portacall Drive, Bahama Terrace near the canal, where they discovered a white truck submerged under water. Officers of the Police Marine Section with assistance from a private vessel and crew, hoisted the vehicle out of water and recovered the body of a lifeless male. 

Investigation will continue into this matter, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death...
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