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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: American arrested - Firearms seized - Operation arrest reports - Sep 21, 2014 - 12:55:22 PM


A 33 – year old American man is in custody, for questioning reference to an attempted unlawful sexual intercourse complaint made by an adult female American visitor overnight.

According to reports, shortly before 3:00am on Sunday 21st September 2014, a female American visitor reported to police that the suspect, whom she met two days ago attempted to sexually assault her at a resort at Paradise Island.Police acting on information later arrested the American male visitor in connection with this incident.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police officer injured, suspect shot during police operation - Sep 21, 2014 - 10:51:53 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - A police officer received minor injuries, after the driver of a vehicle struck him down during a police operation overnight.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00am on Sunday 21st September 2014, while conducting an operation at Baillou Hill Road South, police signaled the driver of a motor vehicle to stop. However the driver refused to comply and attempted to drive off in the direction of the officers, injuring one of the officers. Police in fear of their lives fired several shots at the vehicle hitting the driver...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Two brothers involved in stabbing in Eleuthera - Sep 21, 2014 - 9:53:58 AM

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - According to reports, shortly after 8:30pm on Saturday 20th September 2014, two brothers were involved in an altercation at their home located in Deep Creek, Eleuthera that resulted in one of the brothers being stabbed twice to the head. The victim was taken to the local clinic, where the islands local doctor treated him for his injuries. The suspect who was later arrested also received injuries to his hand.

The victim and suspect were transported to New Providence early this morning for further medical treatment.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police identify Thursday homicide victim - Seek help with latest stabbing - Sep 20, 2014 - 1:06:53 PM

POLICE IDENTIFY HOMICIDE VICTIM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police have identified the man shot and killed at Montell Heights on Thursday 18th September 2014 as 20 –year old Akeem Oliver of Eyhel Street, Montell Heights.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN SOLVING A STABBING INCIDENT

POLICE are seeking the public’s assistance in solving stabbing incident that has left a man detained in hospital on Friday 19th September 2014.

According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, a man was involved in an altercation with a man known to him at Taylor Street that resulted...
Community
The Hunt Starts Here for Manhunt Bahamas: 3 Titans Revealed - Sep 20, 2014 - 12:54:22 PM

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The 3rd annual Manhunt International Bahamas modeling competition will be held in Nassau this year on October 12, 2014 in the ballroom at Superclubs Breezes.  This year 9 eligible young men are vying for the title of Manhunt Bahamas 2014 as Lord of the Titans. Here we introduce you to 3 of this magnificent grouping of Bahamian models all eager to represent our country on the international runway.

This is Fender Lacroix; Austin Rolle; and Tevin Evans Hudson...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Armed robbery suspect nabbed - 18 arrested in island-wide operation - Sep 20, 2014 - 12:45:21 PM


Nassau, Bahamas - A 22  year man of Romer Street is in custody following an arm robbery that occurred on Friday 19thSeptember 2014.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm, a man was walking on Collins Avenue, when two men in a black Maxima vehicle armed with a handgun robbed him of cash and sped off.A short while later police arrested one of the suspects for questioning in connection with this incident.Investigations are ongoing...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Exuma drug bust, 1 female arrested - Sep 20, 2014 - 11:09:16 AM

EXUMA, Bahamas - A 39 – year old woman and a 34 – year old man of Rokers Point, Exuma are in custody following a drug seizure that occurred in Exuma on Friday 19th September 2014.
According to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, a team of officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit along with Police Officers in Exuma, acting on intelligence, executed a search warrant at the home of the suspects located at Rokers Point Exuma.

During the search the officers found 14 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $14,000:00. The two suspects were taken into custody are expected to appear in court early next week to be formally charged...
Community
Young Bahamian Doctor named Research Scholar at Texas University - Sep 19, 2014 - 4:00:15 PM

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Grand Bahama native, Dr. Donald Glass II, MD / PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, Texas, was recently named a Dedman Scholar in Clinical Care at the Medical Centre.


A release appearing in the CENTERTIMES, a publication of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, as well as in the Dallas Morning News (a major dailynewspaperserving theDallas,Texasarea, reads “The Dedman Family Scholars in Clinical Care (is) an endowed program focused on recruiting talented clinician-scientists early in their careers. The Dedman Foundation made a landmark $12 million gift in 2009 to establish the Dedman Family endowed Program for Scholars in Clinical Care at UT Southwestern.
Community
U.S. Embassy Hosts Consular Appreciation Reception - Sep 19, 2014 - 2:51:01 PM

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Nassau, New Providence - On Wednesday, September 17, the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section held a reception at Liberty Overlook in appreciation of its key partners who support safe travel and provide services to assist American citizens in The Bahamas.  The event served as an opportunity to recognize some of the Embassy’s most critical and helpful contacts.

U.S Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Lisa Johnson and Consular Chief Nathan Hara were on hand for the event joined by Brazilian Ambassador His Excellency Carlos Costa, Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary Harrison Thompson, Ministry of National Security Permanent Secretary Carl Smith...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police identify 2 victims from homicides on September 14th and 16th - Sep 19, 2014 - 1:53:39 PM

New Providence, Bahamas - Nassau police have identified 2 murder victims, one who was shot and killed at Yellow Elder Gardens on Sunday 14th September 2014, and one at Johnson Road on Tuesday 16th September 2014.

The first victim has been identified as 24 – year old Kenrico Rolle of Romer Street, Fox Hill, who was shot and killed at Yellow Elder Gardens on Sunday 14th September 2014.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama uncover drugs in Lewis Yard area - Drug arrest in Knowles Drive area - Sep 19, 2014 - 1:36:02 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - On Thursday 18th September 2014, shortly after 7:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers acting on information proceeded to the Lewis Yard area and discovered in bushes a large clear plastic containing a quantity of suspected marijuana. The estimated weight is (5) pounds and its street value is $5,000.00 five thousand dollars. There was no arrest in this matter.

Also on Thursday 18th September 2014, sometime around 9:30pm, Drug Enforcement Officers while patrolling in the Knowles Drive area, stopped and search a grey 2003 Chevy Cavalier vehicle with two male occupants...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Shooting death in Montell Heights, Nassau - Sep 19, 2014 - 12:28:42 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are asking the public to contribute tips that may help them solve the shooting death of a man that occurred on Thursday 18th September 2014.

According to reports, around 5:30pm, two men were involved in an argument at Bowe’s Avenue, Montell Heights that resulted in both men being shot and transported to hospital. One of the men died in hospital a short while later and the other is listed in serious condition.

Police are actively investigating this incident and are asking anyone...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons
RBPF Missing: 18 yr-old Rondera Rolle of Montell Heights, Nassau - Sep 19, 2014 - 12:25:44 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - POLICE are seeking the public’s assistance locating 18 - year old Rondera Rolle of Montell Heights.

Rolle is female of a dark brown complexion, medium build and about 5’ 3” to 5’ 5” in height.

Police are appealing to members of the public who may know the whereabouts of Rondera Rolle to contact Police immediately.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Mangrove Bush Primary School Celebrates 50th Anniversary - Sep 19, 2014 - 10:20:22 AM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - The staff and students of the Mangrove Bush Primary School on Long Island joined proud members of the community to celebrate the school’s 50th Anniversary. The celebrations included reflections by former Principals, Mr. Norris Carroll and Mr. Deral Wells, respectively.

The school opened its doors in 1964 and rests on a parcel of land that was donated by Mr. George Knowles. Mr. Norris Rexford Carroll served as its first Principal. With the assistance of community partners such as Mr. Basil Neymour and the Parent Teachers Association, the school was expanded and is now recognized as one of the quality institutions of learning in The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Latore Mackey Given Home-Going at Voice of Deliverance - Sep 18, 2014 - 12:24:07 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Home-Going Service for the late Latore Mackey was held on Saturday at Voice of Deliverance Disciple Center Temple, officiated by Apostle Leon Wallace.  Mr. Mackey, 37, former Deputy Director of Bahamas Information Services assigned to the Office of the Prime Minister, was killed tragically on August 25.


Home-Going Service condolences were given by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, who spoke of Mr. Mackey’s dedication to his country, and by Director General of Bahamas Information Services Mr. Luther E. Smith, who gave insight into Mr. Mackey’s diligence and professionalism...
Community : Grand Bahama
Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) Grateful to Pilots n Paws - Sep 18, 2014 - 10:25:32 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Despite many recent challenges, this week ​we at the Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) were grateful to Pilots n Paws, and specifically pilots Donna Shannon, Pat Picornell, and Allan Weltman.  They flew over here to rescue 19 shelter dogs whose chances of local adoption are slim to none, given that our local adoption rate hovers around 7% of our 1500+ annual intake.

Two pups went to a West End GB second home owner in Washington DC who helped rescue them a few months ago and waited for them to be old enough and healthy enough for us to send to her.  The rest went to ​some of our favorite rescue friends in Colorado.

Most of the pups were treated to an overnight stay in Ft Lauderdale with our amazing Florida volunteers rallying once again to care for them and get them on to their final destination. It takes a village to rescue - whether one dog or nineteen...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
Grand Bahama Chamber Responds to local VAT concerns in the Business Community - Sep 17, 2014 - 11:56:34 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas – After recent meetings in Freeport and after much local commentary about the upcoming implementation of VAT, the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce commented that while Government legislation to some extent recognizes Freeport’s “tax free” status under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA), it does not go all the way in addressing its members’ concerns.

While the GBCC appreciates the Government’s VAT Team’s meeting with its members, at a recent lunch and a following Town Meeting, the feedback to the Chamber from Freeport Licensees and Members is that the presentation raised more uncertainty than it clarified.  As a result, the Chamber will seek to gain clarification from the Government on various points raised in the meetings and in subsequent discussion and calls from members.  Some of their concerns were...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama Public Service Week Celebration Plans Gear Up - Sep 17, 2014 - 11:01:31 PM

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FREEPORT, The Bahamas – The Northern Region Public Service Week Planning Committee, in celebration of the 15th Annual Public Service Week and Recognition of Retirees under the theme, "Charting the Course, Serving the Nation, Securing the Future" held a press conference at the Public Service offices, National Insurance Building, September 17.

In observance of national Public Service Week, October 14-26, 2014, the Planning Committee announced that this year the over 25 years of dedicated service of 18 retired public officers will be celebrated. They also announced that on September 20, 2014 there will be a Fun Run/Walk & Health Screening...
Sports
Remembering Keith ‘Seven-Footer’ Mullings - Sep 16, 2014 - 11:55:34 PM


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The Grand Bahama Sports Council joins with the Grand Bahama Basketball community in offering condolences on the passing of Keith R Mullings this past weekend.

Grand Bahama has lost a sports legend and we will forever remember Keith “Seven Footer” Mullings and the game he loved.

An avid athlete during his younger days, Keith contributed much to the game of basketball on Grand Bahama both at the local and national level. He was one of the pioneer players who helped to develop the YMCA basketball league while playing for the Citi Bank Chargers...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Royal Bahamas Police (RBPF) REPORTS - Sep 16, 2014 - 10:20:07 PM

The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to bring you community bulletins from the Royal Bahamas Police Force
. Although crime is not pleasant, we feel this partnership allows YOU to know what's happening in your community, often just hours after it's occurred; and this initiative can have a huge community impact, and help collectively keep The Bahamas a safer place for all.


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