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Local Environmental Foundation launches website focused on education and sustainability - Nov 15, 2019 - 12:15:34 PM

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Today, Ethan S. Bain Environmental Health Foundation (ESBEHF) officially launched its new website www.ethansbain.org. The local non-profit is focused on using the digital platform to connect with environmental professionals and other local and international organizations to positively impact the Bahamian environment.

Started in 2006 in memory of passionate Bahamian environmentalist Ethan S. Bain, the Foundation continues his mission of promoting sustainability particularly as it relates to the land environment...
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BTVI Holds College Fair - Nov 15, 2019 - 11:30:15 AM

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The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently held a college fair for its students to allow them to explore the opportunities available upon completion of their studies.

Present during the fair were representatives of Florida Memorial University, Georgia State University, Fanshawe College and the Lyford Cay Scholarship Foundations.

During the fair, BTVI student, Javano Collins visited each booth, browsing through handouts and collecting information he hopes would eventually help him help The Bahamas...
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SMART Women Reach Out to Dorian Survivors - Nov 15, 2019 - 10:30:15 AM

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Sixty-five women who survived the ravages of Hurricane Dorian in Abaco and Grand Bahama were the focus of a special event designed to motivate them, give them practical tips for rebuilding their lives, and provide them with clothing and other essentials as they seek to re-enter the job market.

SMART Women, a campaign designed to “inspire and influence women to build strong communities”, made it a priority to reach out to women who are undoubtedly still recovering from the shock and trauma caused by the deadly Category 5 storm...
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CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Eighth Annual Walk for the cure supporters turn out in droves - Nov 15, 2019 - 7:45:32 AM

 
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Despite being postponed by a month, more than 1,100 loyal supporters registered to be up bright and early for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s eighth annual “Walk for the Cure” on Saturday, November 9. 

The “Walk,” which is CIBC FirstCaribbean’s annual flagship fundraiser for cancer care and awareness throughout the Caribbean, was again faithfully supported by sponsors, vendors, walkers and runners.
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The Salvation Army launches Iconic Red Kettle Campaign to Fight for Good - Nov 14, 2019 - 1:50:43 PM

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Like the sight of decorations adorning lamp poles, and the smell of fruit cakes fresh out the oven, since 1931, the iconic sound of the Red Kettle bell is an age-old tradition that heralds the arrival of the local holiday season.

From November 23 to December 24, The Salvation Army will enlist the support of dozens of volunteers to cover the island, bell ringing to bring help, hope, and comfort to those who need it most during the holidays and throughout the year...
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The Bahamas National Trust presents Conservation Champions Awards - Dec. 12th - Nov 14, 2019 - 12:00:30 PM

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The Bahamas National Trust presents Conservation Champions Awards December 12th, 2019.

Are you a Conservation Champion? Nominate Here www.bnt.bs/conservation-champions Nominations End November 29th Submit your entry today!

8 Categories you can ENTER Honoring 60 Conservation Champions...
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Disney teams up with Disaster Relief Agencies to support recovery efforts in The Bahamas - Nov 13, 2019 - 11:00:09 PM

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As part of its commitment of more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to help Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas, Disney announced it has teamed up with three leading disaster relief and recovery organizations – the American Red Cross, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and All Hands and Hearts...
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GGYA Hosts Activity Showcase - Nov 13, 2019 - 1:19:24 PM

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Whether it’s kayaking, joining the Defence Force Rangers or feeding the destitute with Hands for Hunger, hundreds of young persons were shown how almost any activity could help them to obtain the world’s leading achievement awards for youths.

During a weekend showcase held at SuperClubs Breezes, the Governor General’s Youth Award brought together representatives of the armed forces, service clubs, youth groups and even a tour operator to help 210 youths from 25 different Award units choose their activities, set their objectives and achieve their Award...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates traffic fatality - Armed robbery - Sexual assault – 1 adult male in custody - Illegal firearms and ammunition recovered - Nov 12, 2019 - 8:05:10 AM

Traffic Fatality: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a traffic collision Monday, 11th November, 2019 which left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, three males were traveling in a black Chevrolet Cruz, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a house at the junction of Robinson Road and Podoleo Street...

Armed robbery: Police on New Providence have taken one man into custody and have recovered an illegal firearm, as they actively investigate an armed robbery, which occurred Monday, 11th November, 2019..
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PHA Donates First Aid Supplies to Local Baseball Leagues - Nov 11, 2019 - 5:10:56 PM


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Local juvenile baseball leagues received donations of first aid supplies from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA).  Presentations were made to the Freedom Farm Baseball League and the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) on Saturday November 2, 2019 by PHA employees who enjoy participation in each league.

Mr. Greg Burrows, President and Managing Director of the Freedom Farm Baseball League and other league officials received the presentation from Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre staff member, Diana Austin, during the league’s Showcase Day.  Burrows expressed his gratitude to the PHA...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigating a shooting incident that has left an adult male dead - Stabbing incident - Nov 11, 2019 - 8:00:23 AM

Shooting incident: Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Monday, 11th November, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, a man and a woman arrived at their residence on Ashley Close off Hawk Ridge Road, Carmichael Road...

Stabbing incident: Police on New Providence are investigating a separate stabbing incidents which has left an adult male detained in hospital.

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BTVI Holds HIV/AIDS Testing Day - Nov 8, 2019 - 10:45:20 AM

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As someone who has lost a family member to the deadly AIDS virus, a student of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) spoke of how important it is for college students to know their status.

“It’s important for college students to know where they stand especially if they’re sleeping with people. If you get tested, and your test comes back negative, you need to ensure whomever you date after that test is also tested and negative,” she added during the institution’s eight annual HIV/AIDS testing day organized by BTVI’s Student Affairs department...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: 2 illegal firearms recovered - 16 arrested in police “Silent Night” Operation - Dangerous drugs and illegal ammuntion recovered - Nov 8, 2019 - 7:45:18 AM

2 illegal firearms recovered: According to reports, shortly before 11:45am, Thursday, 7th November, 2019 Anti-Gang and Firearms Unit Officers acting on information conducted a search of the Sea Breeze Park at the junction of Charles Saunders Highway and Beatrice Avenue, and recovered from under a garbage bin, a black Taurus 9 millimeter pistol and a black Beretta .22 pistol....

16 arrested in police “Silent Night” Operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2019, police assisted by Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force conducted operations in various parts of New Providence...
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University responds to faculty union demands - Nov 7, 2019 - 1:30:31 PM

The University of The Bahamas regrets the latest turn of events regarding the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB).  The University has remained transparent in all discussions with executives of the union. It was agreed that since UTEB presented its financial counter proposal to the University after the Board of Trustees had approved the 2019-2020 budget, the union and the University would work together on arriving at a solution regarding financial compensation...
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University of The Bahamas to Honour Hall of Fame and Outstanding Alumni in Third Year of University Charter - Nov 7, 2019 - 11:50:47 AM

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Three years after its charter, University of The Bahamas (UB) continues to honour the spirit of excellence, resilience and ingenuity that distinguishes its alumni body. On Thursday, 14th November, the institution will pay homage to eight of its alumni luminaries, among them three faculty and staff.

Class of 1979 graduates, certified forensic accountant Dr. John Bain and Director of Employee and Industrial Relations at UB Ms. Wendyi Poitier will be inducted into the UB Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame.  Class of 1989 alum, Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon. Halson Moultrie and Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering at Nassau Airport Development Company Mr. Kevin McDonald will be honoured with the Outstanding Alumni Award.
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One Blood Benefit Event donates to NPCC Hurricane Relief Fund - Nov 7, 2019 - 9:51:43 AM

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Following the recent One Blood Benefit Edition of the popular old school reggae party series, Concept’s Leah Davis presented a donation to the NPCC Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, I immediately wanted to do something special to support those communities and families that were impacted. As a result, the summer edition of the event was rebranded to a benefit party,” explained One Blood founder, Leah Davis.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Armed robberies - Nov 7, 2019 - 7:00:49 AM

Shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are searching for one suspect in connection with a shooting incident Wednesday 6th November, 2019, which left an adult male detained in hospital.

According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm the victim was on Arawak Avenue off Jerome Avenue, when he was approached by a male who is known to him, who shot him, then got into a white Honda Accord and sped away...

Armed robberies: Police on New Providence are actively investigating three armed robberies which occurred Wednesday, 6th November, 2019...
Community
“Walk For The Cure” this Saturday, November 9 - Nov 6, 2019 - 4:00:33 PM

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CIBC FirstCaribbean’s long-anticipated eighth annual “Walk for the Cure,” which was postponed due to Hurricane Dorian, takes place this Saturday, November 9 at 6:30am at the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Center. Attendees look forward to a family-friendly health and fitness event with live music, exercise, games, giveaways, and various food and health vendors.

“Walk for the Cure” is CIBC FirstCaribbean’s largest cancer fundraising initiative. The funds are used by the various charities to provide assistance, care and counseling to patients and their families and also to raise awareness...
Community : Abaco
Abaconian, Atario Mitchell returns to restore his hometown - Nov 6, 2019 - 9:35:47 AM

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Two months after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Abaco, the majority of the island remains desolate. However, one of Abaco’s hometown boys has returned to his childhood home to provide aid and assistance in beginning the restoration process of Abaco.

For the last four weeks, Caribbean Pavement Solutions, a subsidiary of The Bahamas Striping Group of Companies, was one of four companies who was mandated by the Government of The Bahamas to remove the debris from the shantytowns in Abaco...
Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary installs 4 prominent Grand Bahamians - Nov 5, 2019 - 1:50:27 PM

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Saturday November 2nd, 2019 was an important day in the lives of four upstanding residents of Grand Bahama Island, it was the day that they were installed as Rotarians in the newly chartered Rotary Club of Grand Bahama. Emrick Kevin Seymour, Kyria Worrell, Martina Ferguson and Donna Christie-Ferguson were installed by District 6990 Governor Ray Williams. The well attended meeting took place at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club. Imparted were encouraging words from District Governor Williams on the importance of service above self and a mandate for Rotarians to seek like-minded individuals to join Rotary. T
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