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RBPF: Alleged Drowning in Abaco - Jul 17, 2019 - 5:50:18 PM

Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm, an American female, a home owner in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, while swimming with her two grandsons in waters on Gilliam Bay Beach, Green Turtle Cay, was reportedly caught in a rip current. Persons nearby rescued the two boys and the victim who was brought to shore. CPR was administered to the female by local residents...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police are investigating the discovery of a female body found in a vehicle - Jul 17, 2019 - 12:20:00 PM

Reports are that on Wednesday 17th July 2019, shortly after 8:00am, police were called to a business establishment on East Beach Drive where the body of a female with stab wounds was discovered in the trunk of a vehicle. Emergency Medical Personnel were called to the scene and reported no signs of life.

Police are aggressively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist with this investigation, to contact them at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police involved shooting – Firearm and illegal drugs recovered - Jul 17, 2019 - 10:20:12 AM

Police are investigating a shooting incident on New Providence, Tuesday 16th July, 2019, which resulted in an adult male being shot and a firearm recovered. 

According to reports, shortly before 8:00pm police officers were on patrol in the south eastern part of New Providence, when they observed two men in a blue Honda vehicle...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Nassau: Police investigate alleged drowning on the island of Eleuthera - Jul 17, 2019 - 10:09:00 AM

Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigation an alleged drowning Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.   

According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, a group of young men were walking along the water’s edge in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, when they decided to jump into the water.  One of the men, when he surfaced, called out for help, but became submerged a second time...
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BTVI Fashion Students set to design outfits for Beauty Queens - Jul 17, 2019 - 9:00:32 AM

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The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Miss Bahamas Universe (MBU) organization to have BTVI’s fashion students design and create outfits for contestants of the 2019 pageant.

BTVI’s fashion students were the ones who courageously approached MBU and pitched the idea of having them create designs for this year’s pageant. The students will construct the Avant Garde attire as well as the A-line island handprint cocktail dresses for the contestants’ motorcade...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: structural fire investigation - 153 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers - Jul 16, 2019 - 5:00:31 PM

Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a fire which destroyed a portion of a home and claimed the life of an adult male Tuesday, 16th July, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, Fire Service Officers responded to a call of a building fire at Sunlight Village off East Street...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates apparent suicide - Jul 15, 2019 - 7:30:25 AM

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a juvenile male who was discovered in a home Sunday, 14th July, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, police officers were called to a home on Faith Avenue north of Carmichael Road, where a male was discovered unconscious, hanging from a rod in a closet. Paramedics were called to the scene and transported the juvenile to hospital where, a short time later he was pronounced dead... 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police investigates boating accident on Exuma Island - Jul 15, 2019 - 6:20:13 AM

Police on the island of Exuma are investigating a boating accident, Sunday, 14th July, 2019 which has left an adult American male detained in hospital. 

According to reports, shortly before 5:00pm, a tour boat was sailing in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, when the captain felt something hit the rear of the boat. He and others made a check of the water and discovered a male with injuries to his hand...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police Investigates Armed Robberies- 1 Adult Male In Custody - Jul 14, 2019 - 9:00:05 AM

Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating three (3) armed robberies which occurred Saturday, 13th July, 2019 and have taken an adult male into custody in connection with one of them. 

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly before 6:00am, a man was walking on Faith Avenue, South when he was approached by an armed man, who robbed him of cash and other items before getting into a white Honda car with the partial license number 3297 and speeding away... 
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Police investigatiing an armed robbery and a homicide - Jul 14, 2019 - 8:50:51 AM

Reports are that shortly before 2:00am, police were called to a business establishment on the Mall Drive, where two armed males entered that establishment, held everyone at bay and robbed them of personnel items before making good their escape on foot.

Shortly thereafter, around 2:30am on the same date, police were called to the West Atlantic Drive area, where a male was found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and back...
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HoMER Conference held at UB Deepens Knowledge on Cinema History - Jul 13, 2019 - 8:34:14 AM

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The HoMER (History of Movie Going, Exhibition and Reception) Conference, recently held at University of The Bahamas (UB) under the theme Anchoring New Cinema History has been credited with expanding the base of knowledge on cinema history. Delegates from five continents attended the three-day conference held at UB’s Oakes Field Campus from 26th - 28th June 2019.

Daniela Treveri Gennari, one the HoMER conference coordinators, said the intention was to move beyond the focus on film history to include matters relating to cinema more broadly...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama : Dangerous Drugs Arrest - Jul 12, 2019 - 7:15:51 AM

Reports are that on Thursday 11th July 2019 shortly after 6:00am, officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, while at a resident on Shannon Drive, discovered 4.42 lbs. of suspected marijuana. Two males and a female who reside at that resident were arrested and taken into police custody...

Reports are that on Thursday 11th July 2019, shortly before 9:00pm, officers of the Eight Mile Rock Division, while armed with a search warrant, went to a resident in Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock and discovered (27) .40 hollow tip ammunition...
Community
The Duke of Sussex promotes youth agenda at Commonwealth policy roundtable - Jul 11, 2019 - 2:20:16 PM

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The Duke of Sussex, who was last year appointed to be Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, today joined a policy dialogue at Commonwealth headquarters, focused on the implementation of youth policy in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

‘The Roundtable Policy Discussion’, hosted by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, was attended by ministers and senior officials responsible for youth development in Commonwealth countries...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigating country's latest homicide - Jul 11, 2019 - 8:05:14 AM

Police on New Providence are investigating a stabbing incident, Wednesday 10th July, 2019 which has left an adult male dead and another male detained in hospital. 

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, two men were in the parking lot of a business establishment on East Street South and Cox Way, when they got into an altercation, which escalated, resulting in them stabbing each other about the body...
Community
DQ’s 6th annual miracle treat day to support children with Sickle Cell Disease - Jul 10, 2019 - 8:50:31 AM

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Dairy Queen is calling all angels to help make miracles for children with Sickle Cell Disease. On Thursday, July 25, Miracle Treat Day, DQ will donate $2 from every blizzard treat sold to The Bahamas Sickle Cell Association.

“Three hundred thousand children worldwide are born with sickle cell disease every year, and fifty percent of them die by the age of five,” stated Kayla Smith-Mortimer, President of The Bahamas Sickle Cell Association...
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GGYA’s Three Island Adventure 39 youths discover the joys of domestic travel - Jul 8, 2019 - 3:10:13 PM

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It was a side of The Bahamas many of them had never seen before, a trio of amazing destinations hidden in plain sight, each with its own unique vibe so different from their hometown as to seem light years away.
 
A trip to Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador might not sound especially thrilling, but for 39 participants in the Governor General’s Youth Award it shook up their routine, providing adventures in unexpected places...
 
Community
Global Big Day-the World's biggest day in Birding - Jul 8, 2019 - 11:50:36 AM

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On May 4th, 2019, 32,500 people took to the outdoors in 171 countries finding 6,816 species representing two-thirds of the world species in a single day. This is a new world record for the number of people birding on a single day!
 
The power of birds to attract is amazing. Their uniqueness and diversity have inspired people forever. This passion for birds is global and during the annual Global Big Day birders are united across all political borders.
 
It is not only a fun and somewhat competitive event for the participants but it also provides valuable information to researchers, conservationists...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF: Helicopter crash victims identified - Jul 8, 2019 - 10:30:13 AM

Police have officially identified the seven persons who were killed as a result off the helicopter crash, Thursday, 4th July, 2019 in waters off Big Grand Cay, The Bahamas as follows:

(1)    Geoffrey LeePainter DOB 30-10-66 of Barnes Staple, United Kingdom (Pilot)
(2)    Kameron Nicole Cline DOB 21-03-97 of Washington, DC
(3)    Brittney Layne Searson DOB 16-08-97 of Palm Beach, Florida
(4)    Jillian Nicole Clarke DOB 07-10-96 Los Angeles, Califonia...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery and alledged drowning - Jul 8, 2019 - 6:45:40 AM

Armed robbery: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the person responsible for an armed robbery which occurred Sunday, 7th July, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 8:00am, an armed man entered a major food store, located at East Street and Robinson Road...

Alleged drowning: Police are investigation an alleged drowning, Sunday 7th July, 2019 which has left an adult male dead...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident and armed robbery - Jul 7, 2019 - 8:30:25 AM

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

Armed robbery: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the persons responsible for two armed robberies which occurred Saturday, 6th July, 2019...
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