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Police appeal for information in shooting death - Searching for suspects in three armed robberies - Mar 25, 2017 - 10:52:25 AM

Police appeal for information in shooting death - Police are also appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in hospital on Saturday 25th March 2017...

Police searching for suspects in three armed robberies - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating several suspects responsible for three separate arm robberies. In the first incident, shortly after 11:00am on Friday 24th March 2017, two men armed with handguns robbed a jewelry store in the Marathon Mall of an undisclosed amound...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Nassau Police Release Sketch of Wanted Suspect - Mar 24, 2017 - 5:04:44 PM

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Police have released a composite sketch of an adult male of interest in a homicide case.

Police is asking for the public's help in locating the man and want to question him in connection with a recent murder.

The person of interest is a medium brown male, slim built, about 5’ 10” to 5’ 11” tall...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Wanted for Murder: Mark Clear and Marvin Reckley - Mar 24, 2017 - 4:56:24 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Police Force is also asking the public for help in locating two suspects wanted for wanted some recent murders.

The first suspect is 28 – year old Mark Clear of Kemp Road.

Clear is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5’ 5” to 5’ 7” tall. The second suspect is 27 – year old Marvin Sherman Reckley of Palmetto Avenue...
Community
Miss Teen Bahamas to Debut 22 Hopefuls on Sunday - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:48:36 PM

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On Sunday, 26th March 2017, 4:00 p.m., at the newly refurbished SuperClubs Breezes Resort, the Miss Teen Bahamas Pageant Organisation will present the 22 young women vying for the Miss Teen Bahamas 2017 crown.

The contestants’ debut kicks off an intensive twelve-week enrichment programme, which includes make-up application classes, communication and public speaking coaching, self-defence, financial management and investment, health and nutrition counselling and boot camp – all culminating with the 2017 Miss Teen Bahamas Competition, on Sunday evening, 28th May 2017, under the theme, “Made in The Bahamas...”
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Aliv Gives Back to Haitian Community Devastated By Fire - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:44:50 PM


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Following a fire on Wednesday night that devastated a Haitian shanty town just west of Fire Trail Road that left some residents homeless and others horrified by the tragedy they had witnessed, Aliv teamed up with local activist and radio personality Louby Georges to help bring some comfort to the community.

The blaze started shortly after 9 p.m. and quickly spread through the mini town.

By early Thursday morning, the Aliv team had made its way to the shanty town in one of its mobile vans filled with necessities like bottles of water and juice, toilet paper and food supplies...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
American visitor found unconscious in waters off Grand Bahama - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:37:30 PM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the death of an 80 year old American female on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 11:00am, a female visitor was in waters near Silver Point Drive where she was later found unconscious. Police and EMS personnel were called to the scene and transported the unconscious female to the Rand Memorial Hospital where she later succumbed...

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First Generation UB Grad Honouring the Sacrifice - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:29:36 PM

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Ernica Scott knows the meaning of sacrifice. She is a living example of it.

In May 2012, she accomplished a dream that her parents had for themselves, but never got an opportunity to fulfill. She became the first in her family to earn a college education and come June 2017 she intends to become a first-generation master’s degree holder.

“My parents dreamt of going to university, but at the time they were not able to attend. Financially, they were not able to support themselves so they just pushed and encouraged me to go,” says the effervescent primary school teacher...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Wanted: Omar Archer of Nassau - Mar 24, 2017 - 12:17:12 PM

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Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in locating 45 – year old Omar Archer of Lewis Street, Nassau Village who is wanted for questioning reference to possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Archer is a dark brown male, slim build, about 5’ 9” to 6’ tall...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau Police Seize 6 Illegal Guns In 24 Hours, 2 Men In Custody - Mar 24, 2017 - 11:44:44 AM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, the Royal Bahamas Police Force is reporting that, through two coordinated operations, 6 firearms and several rounds of ammunition were seized over a 24-hour period.

In the first incident, which occurred around 9:30pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team were conducting an operation on East Street South, when they saw a man acting in a suspicious manner. He was accosted, searched and a 9mm pistol and fifteen rounds of ammunition taken from his waistband. The man was subsequently arrested and taken into custody...

Community : Grand Bahama
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend Thanks Grand Bahama Sponsors - Mar 24, 2017 - 11:18:28 AM

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The Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) team recently visited Grand Bahama to personally thank sponsors in the second city for their commitment to the award-winning endurance event. The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Grand Bahama Power Company, Graham, Thompson & Co., Pharmachem, Sawyer's Fresh Market and TheBahamasWeekly.com were all presented with thank you plaques, medals and gifts.

The Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure(r) and Marathon Bahamas will be held on January 13-14, 2018 respectively...
Community
Top Spelling Bee Contestants Rewarded - Mar 24, 2017 - 1:17:43 AM

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Top spellers received top awards from BTC last Sunday. Jee’von Pratt, a seventh grade student at St. Augustine’s College won the National Spelling Bee and will go on to participate in the Scripts competition. BTC PR Manager, Indira Collie noted that, “BTC was proud to partner with the National Spelling Bee. We are encouraged by the efforts of these kids and we were happy to be able to reward them with a special token from BTC”.

The top three students received 4G-LTE smart phones...
Community : Grand Bahama
Three Grand Bahama cancer charities benefit from Cost Right and Solomon's ‘Change For Change’ in-store initiative - Mar 23, 2017 - 11:12:11 AM

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Solomon's and Cost Right recently teamed up with breast cancer survivor and advocate Mrs. Linda Malcolm, launching Change For Change in Grand Bahama to provide financial support to three charities on the island.

The in-store initiative encouraged patrons of Solomon’s and CostRight, Freeport to donate spare change to assist Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group, the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama and the Cancer Society of The Bahamas.  Store managers strategically placed donation boxes in the retail outlets with the hope that customers would contribute to help their fellow Grand Bahamians...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police seek help in locating armed robbery suspects - Mar 22, 2017 - 11:27:52 PM


Police are searching for two men responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday 21st March 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 8:00pm, three female workers were preparing to leave the Parliamentary Voters Card distribution outlet located at St. Barnabas Church Activity Center, off blue Hill Road, when they were approached by two men armed with a handgun, who robbed them of cash and a cell phone before fleeing on foot...
Community
BTC Injects Almost $400,000 Into Major Sporting Events - Mar 22, 2017 - 2:40:32 PM

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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) today announced their title sponsorship of three major sporting events. BTC will be the title partner for the IAAF World Relays, the CARIFTA Track & Field Championships scheduled for Curacao, and the CARIFTA Swimming Championships scheduled which will take place on our shores.

The sponsorship amounts are as follows:

· IAAF World Relays $275,000.00

· CARIFTA Swimming $90,000.00...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Bimini drug seizure suspects arraigned in Nassau - Mar 21, 2017 - 3:21:43 PM

Shelrey Swain age 42 years of Murphy Town, Abaco was arraigned before Magistrate Andrew Forbes in Magistrate Court #8 Nassau Street, New Providence on Possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to supply, he pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until trial on the 16th June 2017.

Romeris Stuart age 45 years and Richard Smith age 44 years, both of Bailey Town, Bimini were arraigned before Magistrate Andrew Forbes in Magistrate Court #8 Nassau Street, New Providence on (2) counts of Possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to supply....
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Royal Bahamas Police Force Medal Presentation (Second Ceremony) at Government House - Mar 21, 2017 - 3:18:43 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling presented medals to over 200 officers of the Royal  Bahamas Police Force during the second Medal Presentation on the Lower Grounds of Government House on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. 

In group photos, the Governor General (centre) stands next to Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (centre left) and Minister Nottage (centre right)...
Community
RBC sponsor 2017 Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation Gala Ball - Mar 20, 2017 - 1:39:04 PM

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Many people living with Parkinson’s disease will benefit from donations to support a cure as a result of RBC’s annual sponsorship of the Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation. Since its inception more than 5 years ago, RBC has continued to support the foundation through sponsorship of their annual ball.  

This year the foundation’s theme was “Parkinson: The Gift of Sharing” developed with the objective of heightening awareness, sensitizing the Bahamian public, and providing support and relief for those affected by this debilitating condition. “In line with our purpose of helping our communities, RBC is proud to support this worthy cause again this year,” said Sharell Carroll, Manager, Corporate Communications, Northern Caribbean...
Community
"Pathways" Launched in Elizabeth Estates - Mar 20, 2017 - 10:56:27 AM

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Youth from Elizabeth Estates and surrounding areas gathered at the Thelma Gibson Primary School library on Saturday,March 11thto become the first set of participants in the “Pathways” program. “Pathways” is a community action plan hosted by activist movement Rise Bahamas in partnership with social development agency Lignum Vitae Centre of Hope and community group Smart East. From 10 am - 12 pm children receive mind sports instruction in chess and the African board game Awari, which is taught by Dr. David Sands. There’s a one-hour lunch break until 1 pm, after which participants are provided a clear path toward entering a career or becoming their own boss...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Police make two major drug seizures in Bimini - Mar 19, 2017 - 11:10:14 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit along with U.S Law Enforcement Officers took three men in custody after they seized a large amount of dangerous drugs during two separate incidents in Bimini on Sunday 19th March 2017.

The first incident took place shortly after 8:00am, officers executed a search warrant at a residence on South Bimini where they discovered 191.5 lbs. of marijuana with a street value of over $191,000 (one hundred and ninety one thousand dollars). A 54 year old male resident of Bimini was taken into police custody...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Cocaine seized at Lynden Pindling Airport - Two men arrested in stolen vehicle - Firearm and drugs seized - Mar 19, 2017 - 12:41:28 PM

Cocaine Seized at Lynden Pindling Airport - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers along with K – 9 Unit officers are reporting the seizure of a large amount of cocaine at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Saturday 18th March 2017.

Reports are that around 6:30pm, Drug Enforcement Unit officers along with K – 9 Unit officers, during a routine cargo examination conducted a search of an unclaimed suitcase...
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