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NABHOOD Leader Encourages COB Students to Aspire to Hotel Ownership - Apr 17, 2015 - 10:57:59 PM

Show Kenneth H. Fearn Jr. a glass ceiling and he would probably see a bump in the road of progress. It's not that he hasn't faced challenges, but he has learnt not to let them define him.

A successful hotel owner and Chairman of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), Mr. Fearn shared parts of his life story with students at The College of The Bahamas recently. He was invited as a guest speaker to address budding hospitality and tourism professionals.

To a man whose company has acquired more than $450 million in hospitality assets in primary and secondary markets across the United States, a part of his fulfillment lies in transferring the knowledge and worthwhile experiences he's acquired along the way...
Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) College Road Trip 2015 - Apr 17, 2015 - 8:30:12 PM

During the Spring break a delegation of approximately (50) fifty High School Students, Board Members, Executives, and Volunteers from the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) participated in the 3rd Annual College Road Trip April 5-12, 2015. The delegation made stops and visits to various Colleges in North Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Florida and Atlanta Georgia during this year’s College Road Trip.

High School Students between grades 10-12 from both public and private Schools from throughout New Providence participated on this year’s trip...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police nab 2 suspects for murder and firearm possession - 3 firearms, ammunition seized - 27 arrests / 12 citations - Apr 17, 2015 - 5:47:43 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -  Nab two Suspects for murder and firearm possession:
A 24 – year old male of St. Margaret’s Road and a 17 – year old male of Sutton Street are in custody after officers from the Flying Squad arrested them on Thursday 16th April 2015 for firearm possession and two separate murders. ..

Seize 3 firearms and a large quantity of ammunition:
In the first incident, shortly after 3:30pm on Wednesday 15th April 2015, officers from the Firearms Tracing and Investigation Unit were on patrol on Market Street north, when they observed a man acting suspiciously...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Suspect shot by police in Nassau - Robbers pose as BEC workers - Apr 17, 2015 - 12:52:23 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -  Suspect shot by police: According to reports, shortly after 11:00am on Thursday 16th April 2015, police were on patrol, when they observed two male occupants driving a green 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer vehicle in a dangerous manner west on Carmichael Road near Faith Avenue. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the occupants sped off at a high rate of speed...

Armed robbery: According to reports, shortly after 12:30pm on Thursday 16th April 2015, a woman was at her Constitution Drive home, when two men armed with a handgun posing as BEC workers, robbed her of a small amount of cash and a set of keys before fleeing on foot...

Community : Grand Bahama
Memorial March held for Sandra Edgecombe in Grand Bahama - Apr 17, 2015 - 12:26:41 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - School children from Grand Bahama walked in a memorial march today for the late Mrs. Sandra Edgecombe, Deputy Director of Education for Grand Bahama. The procession started at Christ the King and went all through downtown, on the Mall, and in front of the Court House and Police HQ, then to the Grand Bahama Memorial Park.

Mrs. Edgecombe entered the public service in 1974. She was transferred to the Grand Bahama District in 1978. The consummate professional and a career educator, Mrs. Edgecombe ascended from trainee teacher to trained teacher, reaching the pinnacle of her career as Deputy Director of Education with responsibility for Grand Bahama, Bimini and Grand Cay.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Wanted: Sidney Alexander Henfield of Nassau - Apr 17, 2015 - 8:29:29 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - WANTED For Armed Robbery Sidney Alexander Henfield, Age: 31yrs, Last Known Address: Pratt Lane.

Complexion: Dark Brown, Height: Unknown,Build: Slim

The Central Detective Unit 502-9991 or 502-9992 or 911
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2015 - Apr 17, 2015 - 1:15:23 AM

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Summer is a time for children, and we want to ensure your children have a great summer. As a community service, The Bahamas Weekly allows anyone running a Summer Camp in The Bahamas to list their information about their camp viewable to thousands  of our readers each month for FREE.

Get your Camp Info to us NOW! Email all your details...
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Bahamas Junior Achievers are College Bound - Apr 16, 2015 - 4:55:53 PM

For one week, over thirty-five achievers and eleven advisors from Junior Achievement New Providence toured the United States visiting college campuses, historic sites and financial facilities. These eager achievers comprising mostly of junior level high school students visited Towson University, Morgan State University, Howard University and The Art Institute of Washington. While touring, the achievers paid a courtesy call on Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C.

The annual College Bound trip is specifically designed to afford achievers an opportunity to tour schools, grant exposure to the diverse colleges and programs offered and an opportunity to assess the schools that may be best suited for their career goals and academic plans...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
170 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Bimini, Bahamas - Apr 16, 2015 - 12:20:56 PM

Bimini, Bahamas - Law Enforcement Officers in Bimini arrest a total of 170 illegal Immigrants.

Reports are that on Wednesday 15th April 2015 at 11:00pm, officers received information that a 50 ft. blue and white Haitian sloop with engine and sail was moored at the Ferry Dock at Bailey Town, Bimini with Haitian immigrants on board. A team of Law Enforcement Officers consisting of Police, Immigration and Defense Force Officers responded. A total of 113 adult males, 25 adult females and 32 children were taken into custody...
Community : Service Organizations
Grand Bahama Humane Society AGM on April 21st - Apr 15, 2015 - 2:26:33 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - Have you ever wondered how you can help the Grand Bahama Humane Society?  Please consider attending our Annual General Meeting next Tuesday, April 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Garden of the Groves.  Members and prospective members are welcome. 

We are also looking for a limited number of people to join our Board of Directors and serve as Committee Chairs or Members for committees such as Education, Memberships, Fundraising, Grants and Newsletter. 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Crane collapse at Baha Mar Resort, one man dead - Apr 15, 2015 - 12:00:01 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - According to reports, around 11:30am on Tuesday 14th April 2015, an adult male, employed by a third party, sub-contractor at Baha Mar Resort was working in the area of the parking garage under construction, when a crane collapsed and struck him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama man robbed and beaten in Fishing Hole Rd area - Apr 15, 2015 - 11:49:28 AM

Freeport, The Bahamas - On Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 2:00am, police received information that a male while in the area of the fishing hole road was reportedly attacked by a group of males driving a gray colored vehicle, who demanded cash. He was robbed of his cell phone and then beaten about the body. He was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he is detained in serious condition.

Police are investigating and are appealing to the general public for anyone with information that can assist the police, to contact them at 3503106-12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station.

FirstCare Announces 3rd Annual Autism in The Bahamas Essay Contest - Apr 15, 2015 - 11:03:16 AM

Nassau, The Bahamas - FirstCare Medical Plan continues its efforts to increase autism awareness in the country by hosting the third annual Autism in The Bahamas essay contest open to all students in grades 7 through 12. Students are challenged to write an essay under the theme “Autism in The Bahamas: A World Without Boxes – Seeing Ability through Disability.”

For the third consecutive year FirstCare Medical Plan has partnered with REACH Bahamas and the Ministry of Education to host the contest designed to increase students’ awareness and understanding of this neurobiological disorder...
Community : Service Organizations
Bahamas Junior Achievers Light it Up Blue‏ - Apr 14, 2015 - 5:03:13 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The achievers and advisors of WHYMSICAL, the 2014-15 Junior Achievement company counseled by KPMG, were proud to participate in R.E.A.C.H. Bahamas’ World Autism Awareness Day events on Thursday, April 2, 2015.  

Achievers and advisors joined in the March from Pompey Square to Rawson Square and then attended the Light It Up Blue ceremony in Rawson Square.   During the Light It Up Blue ceremony members of WHYMSICAL presented a small token to the President of R.E.A.C.H. Bahamas to assist in their fight to raise awareness for autism...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Vernal Collie Retires - Apr 13, 2015 - 9:57:15 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs honoured and celebrated the contributions of Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Mr. Vernal Collie in a Retirement Party on Saturday, April 11, at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police Headquarters.

Mr. Collie retires after 46 continuous years of commendable service to the Government of The Bahamas first as an educator and then in the legal field as a Prosecutor in the Office of the Attorney General...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Wanted: Sorvino Pacino Rahming of Nassau - Apr 13, 2015 - 1:28:05 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 33 –year old Sorvino Pacino Rahming of Edmand Street, White Grove who is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Sean Edmund Nathaniel Neville that occurred at Woodlawn Way on Friday 27th February 2015.

Rahming is described as a light brown male of a medium build and about 5’ 5” – 5’ 7” in height.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons
RBPF Missing: Sirtario 'Jesse' Mackey of Yellow Elder Gardens - Apr 12, 2015 - 11:48:28 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 28 –year old Sirtario Mackey, AKA “Jesse”of Old Cedar Street, Yellow Elder Gardens, who has been reported missing by family members.

He was last seen in the area of Old Cedar Street on Wednesday 1st April 2015.

Mackey is described as a light brown male weighing about 160 pounds and about 6’ 2” in height...
CARIFTA Swim Team Sponsor CIBC FirstCaribbean Congratulates Swimmers - Apr 11, 2015 - 10:26:24 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - For the fifth consecutive year CIBC FirstCaribbean has thrown its backing behind the winning national CARIFTA Swimming Team assisting the young athletes with their travel expenses.

Gezel Farrington, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Director of Retail Banking Channels congratulated the athletes on winning a whopping 54 medals and said the bank was proud to have assisted the athletic stars.

“Supporting youth is an important tenet of our corporate citizenship and CIBC FirstCaribbean is honoured to support such an excellent group of athletes,” Ms. Farrington said...
Minister Melanie Griffin Opens Centennial Girl Guides Camp - Apr 10, 2015 - 9:25:22 AM

The Bahamas Girl Guides Association continues to celebrate its 100th Birthday with hosting Guides from around The Bahamas at “Camp Areitos”. On Monday,6th April,2015 in St. John’s College Auditorium, the guides, leaders, parents and guests gathered for the official opening ceremony of a week long camp at the Campsite on Marshall Road.

Through song, drama and dance , the Guides from Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma and New Providence reminded the audience of the contribution of Guiding over the last 100 years. A dramatic presentation entitled “One Hundred Years---Woman” written by Mrs. Scavella, Guider at Wesley Methodist Church and performed...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Junkanoo Carnival Activities Get Started on Grand Bahama - Apr 10, 2015 - 5:47:24 AM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Activities surrounding Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival are expected to generate a 3-1 return on the initial investment, said Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, during the monthly meeting of the Rotary Club of Freeport on Thursday.

Activities have already begun in various communities around the island, creating hype for the inaugural festival to be held at Taino Beach on April 17 and 18 with semi finals, and the grand festival, Road Fever, scheduled for Nassau on May, 9.

According to Minister Darville, "We have been dying in Grand Bahama..."
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