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CIBC FirstCaribbean investing in Bahamian Culture - Jan 20, 2020 - 9:51:21 AM

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Thousands of Bahamians gather down town, Nassau every year to celebrate the exciting cultural experience of Junkanoo. The Christmas and New Year parade permits Bahamians to display their creative talents through colorful costumes and massive themed structures.

For more than 20 years, CIBC FirstCaribbean has supported Junkanoo A and B groups with the objective of preserving the cultural expression while supporting community building and creativity. As Junkanoo groups continue to expand...
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Atlanta Gospel Artist Obie One B.A. delivers items to Grand Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Victims - Jan 20, 2020 - 8:45:34 AM

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After seeing how Bahamians in Grand Bahama are still in desperate need months after Hurricane Dorian, Atlanta-based gospel recording artist Obie One B.A. went to the island to personally distribute items to those trying to rebuild their lives.

The artist, whose real name is Obafemi Hawk, also helped in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Through his businesses in the Atlanta area, family, friends and strangers, he was able to gather supplies in short order. With his mother and friends, he made a trip to Grand Bahama to ensure the items got into the hands of those who needed it most.

Once on the ground in Grand Bahama, Obie One B.A. met with Pastor Ken Strachan of Seed Sowing Ministries who received the bulk of the items to distribute to the community and went to see some of the devastation on the island first hand...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates burglary and armed robbery - Grievous Harm - Male arrested at LPIA for drug possession - Jan 19, 2020 - 8:14:05 AM

Armed Robbery: Police on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a group of men responsible for burglary and armed robbery, Sunday, 19th January, 2020.

According to reports, shortly 3:00am a group of armed men forced their way into a home on Joe Farrington Road, held residents at bay and robbed them of cash and personal items, before running away...

Grievous harm: Police on New Providence are investigating the circumstance surrounding in incident, Sunday, 19th January, 2020, which has left an adult female detained in hospital...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Shooting incident has left an adult male in hospital - 2 armed robberies - Illegal fiream & ammunition recoverd - Jan 17, 2020 - 9:00:51 AM

Shooting incident: Police on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident Thursday, 16th January, 2020 which has left an adult male detained in hospital.

According to reports, shortly after 6:00am, a male was standing in front of a home on Coconut Grove Avenue when the occupants of a white Buick car pulled up and opened fire in his direction, hitting him, before speeding away...

Armed robberies: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the men responsible for two armed robberies which occurred over night...
Community : Grand Bahama
AML Foods Limited & Bahamas Feeding Network continue to help those in need on Grand Bahama - Jan 16, 2020 - 11:30:04 AM

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More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama, were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000 Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.

It is the fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its ‘Feed the 5000’ initiative.  “We wanted families to have a great Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...
Community : Obituaries
Announcing The Passing of Dr. Gopal Kshatriya - Jan 15, 2020 - 9:29:52 AM

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The Community of Indians in The Bahamas is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Gopal Kshatriya on January 14, 2020 at the Princess Margaret Hospital. He was surrounded by his loving wife Mrs. Chitra Gopal Kshatriya, family, friends and colleagues.  Dr. Gopal as he was fondly known, was born in Hubli, India on January 15, 1946, moving on to glory just shy of his 74th year. In 1988, he came to The Bahamas with his wife Chitra and children and was a medical practitioner for the past 44 years at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and as a family practitioner for the Department of Public Health.

Dr Gopal Kshatriya is survived by wife, Mrs. Chitra Gopal Kshatriya; children: Dr. Shilpa Kshatriya and Kiran Kshatriya; son-in-law: Rajiv Chauhan; grandchildren: Kunika and Gurish Singh Chauhan; sister-in-law: Rani Chauhan; brother-in-law: Gautham Krishnaiah; sister: Mrs. Gayathri Krishnaiah...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police investigate alledged drowning on Half Moon Cay - Jan 14, 2020 - 12:05:50 PM

Police are investigation an alleged drowning, Monday 13th January, 2020, which occurred on Half Moon Cay.

According to reports, shortly before 1:00pm, an adult American male, who was a passenger of a cruise ship, was discovered unresponsive, floating in waters at Half Moon Cay. He was removed from the water and CPR rendered. The victim was transported to the Community Clinic in Rock Sound, Eleuthera...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the country’s latest homicide - Armed robbery - Illegal Firearm recovered - Jan 14, 2020 - 9:37:07 AM

Police on New Providence are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident Monday, 13th January, 2020 which has left an adult male dead. 

According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm, a group of men were standing on the side of the street at Montgomery Avenue off Carmichael Road, when the occupants of a black Toyota Passo pulled up and opened fire in their direction...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates burglary, armed robbery and sexual assault - 40 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers - Jan 14, 2020 - 7:45:59 AM

Police on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two men responsible for burglary, armed robbery and sexual assault, Tuesday, 14th January, 2020.

According to reports, shortly 3:00am, two men forced their way into a home on Marshall Road, held residents at bay and robbed them of cash and personal items. One of the men sexually assaulted an adult female...
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University of The Bahamas announces appointment of Dean, Liberal and Fine Arts - Jan 13, 2020 - 12:30:50 PM

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University of The Bahamas announces the appointment of Dr. Douglas Barkey as Dean, Liberal and Fine Arts which includes the Communication & Creative Arts and English Studies academic units. Dr. Barkey's appointment follows a comprehensive search process.

As Dean, Dr. Barkey is responsible for facilitating the delivery of academic programmes, including the development of new programmes and the systematic review, assessment and evaluation of existing ones while managing the academic, operational, fiscal and human resources of the Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts (FLFA)...
Community : Service Organizations
Annual Bahamas Red Cross Ball 2020 - Jan 13, 2020 - 10:30:20 AM

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The annual Ball of the Bahamas Red Cross Society, the premier ball of the country, will be held on Saturday, the 25th of January, 2020 at the BahaMar Convention Center, Cable Beach. His Excellency, The Most Honourable Cornelius A. Smith O.N., Governor General, of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, has graciously agreed to lend his patronage for the event.

Our theme this year is an “Enchanted Garden” Our intent is to create a theme, with the end result giving our patrons the feeling of an evening in a garden of love, comfort and joy, especially after such a disastrous event as Hurricane Dorian...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Shooting incident - Armed robbery - Structural fire and burglary investigation - Jan 13, 2020 - 9:55:58 AM

Shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the persons responsible for a shooting incident, which occurred overnight, which left an adult male in hospital.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00pm, Sunday, 12th January, 2020, a man was standing in front of a bar on Rupert Dean Lane, when a white car pulled up. The occupants of the car opened fire in his direction, hitting him about the body...
 
Armed Robbery: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating two men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred Sunday, 12th January, 2020...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Suspects to be formally charged - US citizens arrested for failing to declare - Jan 13, 2020 - 8:35:58 AM

Suspects to be formally charged: Police are pleased to announce that two (2) suspects will be formally charged in Magistrate Court at 12:00 noon, Monday, 13th January, 2020 in connection with sexual crimes investigations...

US citizens arrested for failing to declare: Two adult males, ages 51 and 21, citizens of the United States of America, were taken into custody Sunday, 12th January, 2020, after they failed to declare a large sum of US Currency.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00am, the male presented themselves to a US Border Control Officer at Lynden Pindling International Airport and fail to declare the true amount of currency their possession...
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Tinesha Longley speaks up and speak out about mental health - Jan 13, 2020 - 7:53:10 AM

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A beautiful flower with a bright smile and creative mind, Tinesha was considered just shy and introverted. “I lived in the world of my thoughts,” she recalled.   However, hidden beneath the surface, deep in her head and heart were layers of internalized pain and suppressed traumatic experiences unacknowledged or overlooked by those around her. “Growing up in a very toxic and abusive home, I struggled with depression and anxiety all my life but didn't realize it as mental illness. The struggle was always present internally so the discovery never really happened,” Tinesha explained. As a result, her fragile petals began to wither and fall, leaving only the stem...
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Kansas City Private School volunteers at Ardastra - Jan 11, 2020 - 6:11:01 PM

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Fourteen students from The Pembroke Hill School in Missouri “connected to the world beyond the classroom walls” through a service-learning trip to New Providence where they cleaned out animal habitats at Ardastra Gardens Zoo and Conservation Centre and worked with The Bahamas Red Cross to assist Hurricane Dorian evacuees.
 
Kansas City's largest independent college preparatory school designates the first school week of the New Year, January Interim Week, where students can opt to take courses outside the regular curriculum or partake in education travel...
Community
Colina is Gold Sponsor of 48th Annual Red Cross Ball - Jan 9, 2020 - 10:30:21 AM

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Colina Insurance Company Limited is proud to announce its gold sponsorship of the upcoming Red Cross Ball.

The black - tie gala is one of the Red Cross’ largest fundraisers. Proceeds are used to defray the organization’s annual expenses including disaster relief, Meals on Wheels and a number of other programs and services .

“The event promises to be one to remember as we celebrate the evening with comradery, fun and love , ” said incoming Red Cross Director General, Sean Beneby, who is excited about the upcoming ball...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Public Notice Meeting for Hurricane Dorian affected fishermen today in Freeport, Grand Bahama - Jan 8, 2020 - 11:49:09 AM

The Department of Marine Resources invites fishermen affected by Hurricane Dorian who are in need of vessel repair to attend a meeting today, January 8, at the C.A. Smith Building in Freeport, Grand Bahama at 6:00 p.m. (Meeting Room No. 3).

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Illegal firearms recovered - Jan 8, 2020 - 11:09:22 AM

Shooting Incident: Police are investigating a shooting incident Tuesday, 7th January, 2020, which has left an adult male detained in hospital.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a man had just arrived at a home on Prison Lane, Fort Fin Castle when he was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who shot him before running away...

Illegal firearms recovered:  Police have recovered two illegal firearms from the streets of New Providence, in two separate incidents, Tuesday, 7th January, 2020...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs recovered - 20 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers - Jan 7, 2020 - 10:09:07 AM

According to reports, shortly before 1:00pm, Monday, 6th January, 2020, Mobile Division Officers, acting on information conducted a search of an abandon building at Peardale Manor and recovered a 9 millimeter pistol and a bag containing suspected Marijuana... 

According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, Anti-Gang and Firearm Officers, conducted a search of an abandon building on John Road and recovered a black plastic bag containing suspected marijuana...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco: Police investigates traffic fatality - Jan 7, 2020 - 8:56:15 AM

Police on the island of Abaco are investigating a traffic crash, Monday, 6th January, 2020, which left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 3:00pm two men were traveling in a Jeep Wrangler, west on Earnest Dean Highway, near to Sandy Point, Abaco, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and overturned...
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