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Prime Minister to address UN economic and social council forum on sustainable development - Jul 18, 2018 - 11:47:30 AM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.

During the Ministerial sessions on Wednesday, the Prime Minister intends to reaffirm The Bahamas’ commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in this regard will refer to the work being done through the Over-the-Hill Development Partnership Initiative...

Bahamas 45th Independence ecumenical Service in South Florida - Jul 18, 2018 - 10:58:11 AM

Notable Bahamians within the South Florida diaspora including prominent South Florida newspaperman, Garth Reeves, were honored on Sunday during an Ecumenical Service celebrating the 45th year of Independence for The Bahamas, under the theme, “Celebrate Bahamas, We’ve Come This Far by Faith”

At the service held at the historical St. Agnes Anglican Church in Overtown, Miami, Florida; The Bahamas Council General to Florida, Mrs. Linda Mackey, expressed appreciation and pride in the Bahamian diaspora of S. Florida in regards to their accomplishments and contributions to the S. Florida community over the years....
Junkanoo Summer Festival showcases new & Innovative cuisine - Jul 18, 2018 - 10:00:59 AM

The experience of an authentic taste of The Islands Of The Bahamas is a major highlight of Junkanoo Summer Festival 2018, which takes place every Saturday this month and on August 4 at Arawak Cay.

The array of culinary delights on sale at the festival include mouthwatering dishes like conch fritters, guava and tamarind wings, seafood duff, stuffed crabs and lobster, fried snapper, gyros, sweet treats and icy cool drinks.

According to Culinary Manager at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) Deanne Gibson, there are over 40 vendors participating in this year’s festival...
Community : Grand Bahama
Young BTVI female students secure careers in construction industry - Jul 18, 2018 - 3:04:04 AM

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Two young females are breaking barriers in the vocational arena, having both studied and secured carriers in the construction industry.

Lanique Brice and Santana Dean – 2018 graduates of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) – are employees of DTEC Plant Services LTD (DTEC). As a DCO Energy subsidiary, the company is responsible for managing the maintenance and operations of the chilled water plant and emergency backup generator that provides cooling of air conditioning systems for the entire Baha Mar property.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Juvenile Nassau shooting victim identified - Jul 17, 2018 - 11:35:51 AM

Police have officially identified the juvenile male who was shot and killed on Friday, 13th july, 2018 at Baillou Hill road as Sean Augustin, age 17 years of Lightbourn avenue, rock crusher.
Industrial accident- 4 males injured

Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating an industrial accident, which has left four men with injuries, Monday, 16th July, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, four men were removing palm trees from a container at a business establishment on Banks Road, Governors Harbour, Eleuthera, when one of the trees came in contact with a high voltage electrical line,
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama investigate 2 drug matters - Jul 17, 2018 - 11:22:03 AM

In the first incident, on Monday 16th July 2018, shortly after 2:00pm, Officers of the Rapid Response Unit, while in the area of Fawcett Lane, arrested a 23 year old male of Raleigh Drive, after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana.

In the second incident on the same date, shortly after 4:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information and while in the area of the Casuarina Bridge, in bushes near the canal, discovered three taped packages of suspected marijuana. No arrest was made in this matter.

The estimated weight is 18.5 lbs. and has a street...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Police in Grand Bahama investigate 2 Separate drug matters - Jul 17, 2018 - 8:09:52 AM

In the first incident, on Monday 16th July 2018, shortly after 2:00pm, Officers of the Rapid Response Unit, while in the area of Fawcett Lane, arrested a 23 year old male of Raleigh Drive, after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana.

In the second incident on the same date, shortly after 4:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information and while in the area of the Casuarina Bridge, in bushes near the canal...
Animal Loving Kids Learn to Protect Pets from Harmful Foods - Jul 16, 2018 - 4:36:42 PM

Six-year-old Kennedy Albury didn’t know how dangerous it was to feed her two dogs grapes, raisins and trail mix – all nutritious snacks for a first grader but toxic human food for her pets.

“I just knew they couldn’t have chocolate,” said the first grader. “Now I know what I can and can’t give them.”

Albury was the youngest of 11 campers at the Bahamas Humane Society’s summer camp to learn what foods to avoid feeding pets.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates robbery incident - Illegal firearm recovered - Jul 16, 2018 - 8:11:54 AM

Police investigates robbery incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a robbery incident which occurred, Sunday, 15th July, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, a male tourist was riding a scooter on West Bay Street in the area of the go slow bend, when two men who were also riding a scooter, forced him to stop...

Illegal firearm recovered: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has led to a quantity of dangerous drugs, an illegal firearm and ammunition being taken from the streets of New Providence...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Joint operation apprehends 2 Haitian Sloops - Jul 15, 2018 - 7:08:38 PM

Coral Harbour Base, 15 JUL. ‘18 (RBDF): A joint maritime operation between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos Islands (OPBAT), and the United States Coast Guard early this morning resulted in the apprehension of two Haitian Sloops in the southern Bahamas with a combined total of 162 Haitian nationals on board.

The sloops were initially reported by the Defence Force Intelligence Section, in collaboration with The Bahamas Immigration Department, to OPBAT, which deployed a helicopter to search for them.

Confirmation of sightings were made by OPBAT
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama Hit and run traffic fatality - Jul 15, 2018 - 6:24:47 PM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a Traffic Fatality that has left a male pedestrian dead

Reports are that on Sunday 15th July 2018, shortly before 5:00am, police were called to West Sunrise Highway, West of Yorkshire Drive, where they met the body of an unknown male laying in the road. EMS personnel arrived at that scene and reported no signs of life...
Community : Grand Bahama
VKR Insights to host 'Let’s Get Social' event - Jul 15, 2018 - 5:55:44 PM

Freeport, The Bahamas, July 16, 2018 – Social media best practices to take the spotlight for entrepreneurs and small business owners at upcoming workshop.

Let’s Get Social: Manage your business’ social media will provide invaluable knowledge and resources for participants.  Valdez K. Russell, principal of VKR Insights and event coordinator says “Let’s Get Social will empower and engage Grand Bahama entrepreneurs and businesses for social media success.  Participants will enjoy an interactive experience to refresh, rethink and reimagine their social media strategy.”

For nearly two decades, Russell has facilitated professional development presentations throughout The Bahamas and around the world.  As he evolves in leading VKR Insights, a global public relations and brand reputation management firm, he recognizes the need to empower individuals and organizations to tell their...
BREEF and RBDF Partner to Guard Our Marine Heritage - Jul 15, 2018 - 1:44:59 PM

BREEF and the RBDF celebrated the ending of an impactful six-day Marine Conservation Workshop today with its closing ceremony at the Coral Harbour Base.  Bringing principal remarks was the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Honourable Brent Symonette.  He congratulated the course participants and planners alike, emphasizing the commitment of the Government of The Bahamas to protecting its limited natural resources...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Police investigate alleged suicide in Inagua - Jul 14, 2018 - 7:34:24 AM

According to reports, shortly after 10:00am, Friday, 13th July, 2018 police on Inagua Island were called to a home on Burnside Street, after a male was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom.  Medical Personnel on the island visited the scene and pronounced the male dead. 

Investigations are ongoing...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicide - Jul 13, 2018 - 10:40:49 AM

Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, which has left one male dead and another with injuries.

According to reports, shortly after 2:00am, Friday, 13th July, 2018, a male was walking on the eastern side of the clinic on Baillou Hill Road, when he saw a male being chased by a group of men, who shot both him and the male before running away.  Emergency Medical Services Personnel were called to the scene and attempted to revive one of the injured victims, but were unsuccessful...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
One male dead after Abaco traffic accident - Jul 13, 2018 - 8:06:37 AM

Reports are that on Saturday 7th July 2018 shortly after 1:00am, a traffic accident occurred on Queen Street, Sandy Point, Abaco, involving a gray 1998 Nissan Altima and a male pedestrian. The victim was transported to the Sandy Point Government Clinic via private vehicle where he was seen by doctor and later airlifted to New Providence for further medical attention.

On Thursday 12th July 2018, the victim succumbed to his injuries...

The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2018 - Jul 13, 2018 - 6:30:56 AM

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Rights Group strongly condemns forcing people from homes - Jul 12, 2018 - 3:02:02 PM

***image1**It has come to our attention that Minister of Labor Dion Foulkes told the media that *he consulted with Rights Bahamas regarding the government’s reprehensible and illegal move to force people from their homes.

If the minister intended this to give the impression that Rights Bahamas approves of this government’s campaign of rank discrimination against and abuse of persons of a certain ethnic background, or that provided any input whatsoever into this government’s vile plan, this is disingenuous in the extreme.
BNT Member rewardship program has new partner - Jul 12, 2018 - 2:27:13 PM

Harbour Safaris is the newest Corporate Partner to join The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) Rewardship Program. BNT Members will now enjoy an exclusive discount when joining Harbour Safaris' exciting tours.

The Bahamas National Trust is a nonprofit, national park management of the Bahamas which is responsible for the protection of over 2 million acres of land and sea. Membership is a fundraising mechanism for the BNT, and the rewardship program invites corporate partners to extend discount services to card carrying members.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Grand Bahama police arrest (5) persons on 3 separate incidents - Jul 12, 2018 - 11:02:14 AM

In the first incident a male and female were arrested by officers of the Lucaya Division after they were found in possession of items that were stolen from a Resort on Princess Isle. Reports are that on Wednesday 11th July 2018 shortly after 10:00am, police received a stealing report at a local resort. Officers later arrested the suspects who were found in possession of all items.

In the second incident on the same date, shortly after 12:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, arrest a male after he was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana and cocaine...
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