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Corporate Donors Lauded by UWI - Apr 23, 2017 - 4:57:33 PM

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Corporate donors to the University of the West Indies came in for high praise recently for their continued support of the university especially in “trying financial times”.

Chairman of the Campus Council at Cave Hill, Sir Paul Altman, noted that access to funding was critical for the success of students and therefore corporate donors to the university “should be commended for their support of students in trying financial times”.

Sir Paul’s comments came as he addressed the 14th annual Students Awards Ceremony at the Cave Hill campus recently. He said the university’s “faithful donor partners” had demonstrated an understanding of the importance of investing in the region’s most important resource – its people...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police search for suspects after man shot and killed on Knowles Drive - Apr 23, 2017 - 10:09:07 AM

Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, police received a report that a man was shot in front of a home located on Knowles Drive off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. When officers arrived on scene they met the lifeless body of an adult male who had been shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Grand Bahama man shot on East Beach Drive - Apr 23, 2017 - 8:48:09 AM

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male hospitalized.

Reports are that on Saturday 22nd April 2017 shortly before 8:00pm, a male reported that while in the East Beach Drive area, he was approached by another male who produced a handgun and shot him several times to the body. He was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle where he is listed in serious condition...

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The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 - 4:16:32 AM

Now in our 11th year!
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to once again offer FREE summer camp listings for ANYONE / ANYWHERE in The Bahamas! Have Your camp included in our DIRECTORY at no cost!

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...

Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas
Rotary Foundation centennial celebrated with Easter egg hunt - Apr 23, 2017 - 4:07:58 AM

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The historic Collins House grounds were speckled with colourful eggs Easter weekend as hundreds of children searched for prizes during six egg hunts throughout the day. The Rotary Clubs of East Nassau, Nassau, and New Providence, in partnership with JoyFM and 100Jamz,  hosted an Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day on April 15 to celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation. Proceeds from the fun day will be donated to The Rotary Foundation to do good in our community and the world.

Live radio remotes from JoyFm and 100Jamz carried the festive atmosphere throughout the day. After an appearance from the Easter Bunny, the entertainment peaked with a live performance by Faddah Fred, Bahamian Tre, Spicy Dee, and Lil Peewee brought to us by the Exile Media Group...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Three Americans Arrested at Freeport Harbour for Drugs - Apr 22, 2017 - 10:03:02 PM

Three American males are in police custody after they were found in possession of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs.

Reports are that on Thursday 20th April 2017 shortly after 9:00am, Police at the Freeport Lucayan Harbour were called to the Bahamas CustomsTerminal where they arrested three American males who were found in possession of (2) clear plastic bag containing a quantity of suspected marijuana, (1) clear plastic bag containing a grassy substance suspected of being Shrooms, (14) clear plastic bags containing a quantity of suspected edible infused marijuana candy, (2) clear packages of suspected cocaine and (1) container of suspected marijuana candy...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Nassau police search for 2 suspects in overnight shooting death - Apr 22, 2017 - 10:43:37 AM

Police are searching for two men responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 21st April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a man was driving his vehicle in the area of Bola Alley and Augusta Street, when two men armed with handguns approached his vehicle and fired several shots at him before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene...

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BAMSI Signs Contract With Organic Farm - Apr 22, 2017 - 5:01:04 AM


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Thursday, April 20, 2017, The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) continues to be an open door to opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Executives of the Institute on Thursday signed a contract with proprietor of Rosa Organic Farms Errington Thompson. The contract signals the first organic farm to join the ranks of BAMSI’s Associated Farmers Programme (AFP).

“This signing today, lends itself perfectly to our mandate,” said Dr. Jason Sands, Chief Operating Officer of the Gladstone Road Agricultural Centre (GRAC). “Not only are we increasing the availability of fresh Bahamian agricultural produce but through Rosa Organic Farms, we are increasing that availability in a healthy and sustainable way…this is a very important milestone in agricultural production in The Bahamas...

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BAMSI Graduates Add Value to the Workforce - Apr 22, 2017 - 4:46:12 AM

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Thursday, April 20, 2017, Championing the quality of the Institute’s academic programmes, Godfrey Eneas, President of The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), said every member of BAMSI’s graduating class of 2016 is positively engaged, either gainfully employed or pursuing further studies at the tertiary level. Addressing the second Information Session hosted by the Institute’s Admissions Department, Mr. Eneas was responding to the concern that the Bahamas is being challenged to prepare its labor force for employment opportunities of the 21st century. “BAMSI is the only institution in our country that is addressing the realities of the global village in which we now live…[Our] graduates are firstly job creators and where they are employed, they bring value to the job because they have employable skills,” Mr. Eneas said...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Three murder suspects arrested after quick response by police - Apr 21, 2017 - 8:20:44 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Quick action by officers from the Mobile Division has resulted in the arrest of three adult males and the recovery of two illegal firearms following a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in serious condition on Friday 21st April 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, a group of men were standing in front of a car wash located on Market Street near Palm Tree Avenue, when the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off. Two of the men were shot and transported to hospital, where one of them succumbed and the other is detained in serious condition...
Community : Service Organizations
One Eleuthera Foundation founder recognized for Sustainable Tourism at the Caciques - Apr 21, 2017 - 3:16:35 PM

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On April 8, 2017 The 17th Annual Cacique Awards recognized Shaun Ingraham of the One Eleuthera Foundation as the Winner for their Sustainable Tourism Award.

Shaun Ingraham is the cofounder of the One Eleuthera Foundation.

With a major seed investment from concerned citizens, residents, visitors and The Nature Conservancy, OEF was developed to implement concepts set out in A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera. This plan was developed in 2010 as a response to the proposed large scale development of the beautiful Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera...
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BTC Helps C.H. Reeves Imagine The Possibilities - Apr 21, 2017 - 12:36:06 PM

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Students at C.H. Reeves were honoured today their top students in a special mathematics assembly.

BTC PR Manager, Indira Collie stated that, “We are so proud of the students at C.H. Reeves, who have shown their limitless potential and demonstrated that hard work does pay off. Over one hundred students were honoured today and almost twenty were recognized for their outstanding performance in the BJC examinations. We have been happily supporting this special mathematics assembly now for the last four years...
Community : Grand Bahama
Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show - Apr 21, 2017 - 10:34:43 AM

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A wonderful time was had at the annual Humane Society of Grand Bahama Dog Show.  We had so many adorable entries, we wish all could have won!  A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this day a success and special thanks to our amazing judge, Kim Aranha, who had the hardest time with all the lovely 4 legged stars choosing the winners and also to Purina for the wonderful donation of food for the winners.

A big congratulations to Jasper who won best in show, supported by his family, the Roberts; Joe Darville, President of the HSGB Board; and Kim Aranha our judge for the day...

Community : Abaco
Help save the Elbow Reef Lighthouse - Apr 21, 2017 - 3:06:04 AM

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The Bahamas are home to a great number of cultural treasures. Counted among them are eleven imperial light stations constructed to guide shipping interests safely through the archipelago during the nineteenth century. These stations were constructed between 1836 and 1887 by the British Imperial Lighthouse Service to curb the economic loss incurred from frequent wrecks on Bahamian reefs and sandbanks. Each was manned by two or more keepers who would keep the light shining for those navigating the waterways at night.

The Elbow Reef Lighthouse is one such light that has guided generations of ship captains and yachtsmen in and around Elbow Cay in the Abacos since 1864. References to this particular light can be found in World War I correspondences and logs of submarine captains, who frequented The Bahamas...
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BTC supports Kingdor Parkinson’s Foundation Ball set for April 29th - Apr 20, 2017 - 3:50:21 PM

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BTC today announced its partnership with the Kingdor Parkinson’s Foundation.

On April 29th, the Foundation will host its annual ball geared towards raising funds for the awareness of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This year, the Foundation will be honouring BTC’s CEO Leon Williams for his support to the organization over the years. Mr. Williams said, “I view this as an honour and a privilege to be recognized by the Parkinson’s Foundation. I’ve been an avid supporter of numerous causes including Parkinson’s for a number of years. This is truly humbling for me and I wish the organization well in its endeavours...
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One Eleuthera Foundation Celebrates Five Years - Apr 18, 2017 - 10:20:30 PM

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In celebration of the organization's fifth anniversary, a 'Friend-Raising' reception was held at 1er Cru in Nassau, Bahamas on Thursday, March 30, 2017 under the theme 'Eat, Drink and Be Giving'.

At the reception, attendees were educated on the work of the organization and invited to lend their support, either through charitable giving, volunteerism, or just spreading the word about the inroads being made by the foundation and its good work.  All proceeds pledged at the event were doubled through the generous offer from a primary donor...
Community
S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Holds 13th Annual Girls Leadership Conference - Apr 18, 2017 - 6:20:13 PM

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S.T.R.A.W. Inc. TM Center for Young Women ©’s 13th Annual Girls Leadership Conference was held on Friday 17 March 2017 at Super Clubs Breezes Resort, Nassau, New Providence.

Aptly dubbed the premier gender based leadership conference for Bahamian teen girls and young women, the one-day leadership event highlighted its theme as “Leaping Toward Your Destiny.”

This year’s conference was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Lionel Elliott, S.T.R.A.W. Inc. Advisory Council Member, former Executive Director of Junior Achievement Bahamas and Senior Trainer, Ministry of Tourism...
Community
Domino’s Sponsored Manta Rays Host Inaugural Youth Soccer Tournament - Apr 18, 2017 - 4:13:59 PM

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The Domino’s sponsored Manta Rays Youth Soccer Club wrapped up its 2017 season by hosting an inaugural soccer tournament. Officials invited a total of ten clubs from the Bahamas Football Association to participate in the event.

An estimated 400 players showcased their talents to a full audience at the St. Paul's The Apostle Catholic Church playing field. In addition to serving as the official event sponsor, Domino’s helped to organize the tournament and provided pizza for all participants...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Marijuana fields found in Chesapeake area of Grand Bahama - Apr 18, 2017 - 11:31:00 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Police in Grand Bahama uncovers large marijuana field in the Chesapeake area.

Reports are that on Monday 17th April 2017 shortly before 8:00pm, Officers of the Fire Department were in the Chesapeake area extinguishing a large bush fire, when they discovered in bushes over 100 suspected marijuana plants ranging between seedlings to four feet in height. No arrest were made and Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit are investigating this matter...

Community
CWCO Donates to Teenage Pregnancy Programme - Apr 17, 2017 - 10:38:03 PM

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As part of its ongoing community outreach initiative, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (CWCO) has made a donation to the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education) programme to help in the purchase of supplies and personal care items for the teenage, mother-to-be students enrolled.

CWCO Accounts Manager and Administrative Assistant Welliya Cargill said the company recognized the societal importance of the PACE programme and wanted to support the organisation with a financial donation...
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