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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Alert mobile division officers nab males with an illegal gun - Sep 24, 2017 - 7:07:31 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, alert officers from the Mobile Division took two adult males into custody after they seized another illegal handgun off the streets of New Providence on Sunday 24th September 2017.

Shortly after 9.30am, alert officers from the Mobile Division were on routine patrol in the area of Anthol Road, Ridgeland Park, when they intercepted a Nissan Cube vehicle with two male occupants. The two men were accosted and they along with the vehicle were searched...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF: Grand Bahama: Firearm and ammunition arrest - Sep 24, 2017 - 12:01:15 PM

Officers of the Mobile Division in Grand Bahama arrest three males for possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Saturday 23rd September 2017 shortly after 1:00pm, Officers of the Mobile Division while on routine patrol in the area of Seahorse Plaza, observed a silver Honda Accord vehicle with three occupants acting suspicious. The vehicle then speed off, officers gave chase and with the assistance of another police unit...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Man arrested for drug possession - Illegal handgun seized - 27 arrested, 88 drivers ticketed - Sep 24, 2017 - 11:42:14 AM

Man arrested for drug possession:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Central Division took an adult male into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 23rd September 2017...

Illegal handgun seized:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from a police special operations team seized another handgun off the streets of New Providence on Friday 22nd September 2017...

27 arrested, 88 drivers ticketed: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Nassau: 2 men wanted for murder captured - Sep 23, 2017 - 11:36:12 AM

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POLICE is pleased to announce that two men wanted murder were taken into custody in separate incidents on Friday 22nd September 2017.

The first suspect is Shaquille Austin of Williams Lane off Kemp Road.
Austin was taken into custody without incident shortly after 2:30am, when Selective Enforcement Team officers...

The second suspect Kyle Farrington of Sequoia Street, Pinewood Gardens, surrendered to police in Georgetown, Exuma...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Police searching for armed robbery suspects - Sep 23, 2017 - 11:17:32 AM

Police are searching for two males responsible for an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday 21st September 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00pm, a woman was parked in her Chevy Aveo car on a beach at Eastern New Providence, when two males armed with handguns approached and robbed her of her vehicle before speeding off.

A report was made to the police and all points bulletin (APB) was issued...
Community
Sigma Gamma Rho back to school giveaway - Sep 22, 2017 - 10:50:47 AM

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On Thursday, September 21, 2017 members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Zeta Rho Chapter, donated over 100 school book bags filled with notebooks, folders, pencil cases, crayons, pencils, pens, rulers, sharpeners, glue sticks, highlighters and erasers to students of Martin Town Primary and Hugh Campbell Primary. Basileus of the Chapter Ms. Philcher Grant said “Operation Big Book Bag is an International Project in which we focus on assisting with educational supplies and needs within the community...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Another illegal handgun seized - 156 drivers cited - 13 arrested, 73 drivers ticketed - Sep 22, 2017 - 9:46:04 AM

Another illegal handgun seized: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Southern Division seized another handgun off the streets of New Providence on Thursday 21st September 2017...

156 drivers cited: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Police Traffic Department conducted two targeted enforcement operations to enhance public safety in the Munnings Drive area during the past 48 hours...

13 arrested, 73 drivers ticketed: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of twelve (12) persons during the past 48 hours...
Community
Bahamasair weekend flight adjustments & cancellations - Sep 22, 2017 - 9:25:16 AM

Bahamasair wishes to advise the traveling public that due to the movement of Hurricane Maria, our flight scheduled has been adjusted.

Regularly scheduled flights into San Salvador & Long Island for Saturday 23rd September 2017 have been cancelled.

Furthermore the scheduled Saturday morning flights to ACKLINS & CROOKED ISLAND have been adjusted and will now depart Nassau on Sunday 24th September 2017 at 10:30AM...
Community : Grand Bahama
‘Taste of Port Lucaya’ to PM Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis as special guest - Sep 21, 2017 - 5:41:27 PM

Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is expected to be the special guest at ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ on Friday, September 22, announced Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, during a press briefing on Thursday.
    
While on island for his monthly visit, the Prime Minister will attend the cultural event.  

‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ is an initiative of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Tourism, the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, BTC and the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and was created to boost economic activity in the Port Lucaya area.  It was “borne out of the need for the community to come together and to support those businesses in the Port Lucaya...
Community : Grand Bahama
Freeport Bible Church celebrates 41 years in ministry - Sep 21, 2017 - 2:32:03 PM

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Under the theme, “His faithfulness continues to all generations,” Pastor Karol Roache, leaders, members and followers of Freeport Bible Church (FBC), will be celebrating the church’s 41st anniversary, this coming Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 9:30A.M. at the church on Norma Headley Drive. Guest speaker for this grand occasion will be Bishop Kermit Saunders of Kingdom Worship Centre.

Coming from humble beginnings, the church was birthed by Rev. Edward Godet from Nassau, New Providence, who was at the time the Pastor of Carmichael Bible Church.

It was at the home of James (Jimmy) Gardiner, now deceased, and his wife Carrie,
Community
Volunteers make big impact in Irma’s wake at 32nd Annual International Coastal Cleanup - Sep 21, 2017 - 12:08:28 PM

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Hurricane Irma could not deter volunteers from participating in the 32nd Annual International Coastal Cleanup which took place recently at South Beach. This global initiative has helped remove over 228 million pounds of marine litter from more than 312,000 miles of coastlines and waterways since it began in 1985.

International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest one-day volunteer event created to prevent and eliminate pollution of the marine environment.  This year, volunteers in New Providence turned out to clean-up beaches and wetlands.  The event, which began as a local program in Texas, has gradually expanded to include every major body of water in the world in over 91 countries, including The Bahamas...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Significant drug seizure and arrest in Bimini - Sep 21, 2017 - 9:16:59 AM

Officers of the Bimini Division along with DEU Officers made a significant drug arrest on North Bimini on Wednesday 20th September 2017.

Reports are that around 11:00pm, officers while on routine patrol in the area of Kings Highway, North Bimini, observed a suspicious vehicle. Officers stopped and searched the vehicle where they discovered (9) nylon bags, each containing suspected marijuana. The male occupants who are both residents of Bimini were arrested and taken into custody...
Community
BTVI embraces online learning - Sep 20, 2017 - 8:59:48 PM

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Information Technology students at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) now have the opportunity to enroll in online courses.

The institution now offers several online courses including, but not limited to Project Management, Information Technology Fundamentals and Professional Performance.  Also, the entire Information Technology Entry Level certificate program can be completed online within 40-weeks.

Presently, there are 133 students enrolled in online courses at BTVI...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF: Police seek public’s help in locating Kyle Farrington & Shaquille Austin of Nassau wanted for murder - Sep 19, 2017 - 11:30:42 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in finding two men who are wanted for questioning reference to a number recent murders.

The first suspect is 25 – year old Kyle Farrington of Sequoia Street, Pinewood
Gardens...

The second suspect is 26 – year old Shaquille Austin of Williams Lane off Kemp Road....
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau:Man on bail for armed robbery arrested for stolen vehicle - Two males in custody for drug possession - Sep 19, 2017 - 7:45:19 PM

Man on bail for armed robbery arrested for stolen vehicle: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two men into custody after they were found in possession of a stolen vehicle on Tuesday 19th September 2017...

Two males in custody for drug possession: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two men into custody for two separate dangerous drugs seizures on Tuesday 19th September 2017...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspect arraigned - Sep 19, 2017 - 3:43:28 PM

Donnalee Musgrove age 50 years of Blue Marina, South Bahamia was arraigned on Tuesday 19th September 2017, before Magistrate Renkin Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 on (10) counts of Stealing by Reason of Service. She pleaded not guilty to all charges and the matter was adjourned to Wednesday 29th November 2017 for trial. She was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in New Providence...
Community
Lucaya International School and EARTHCARE, Gold Rock Beach, International Coastal Cleanup 2017, excellent results - Sep 19, 2017 - 2:29:39 PM

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Early on Saturday morning, September 16th, 2017 twenty-eight 28 students from Lucaya International School on Grand Bahama Island and 6 EARTHCARE volunteers arrived at Gold Rock Beach International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC) 2017, at Lucayan National Park, in east Grand Bahama Island. Gail Woon, Zone Captain for Gold Rock Beach was very happy to have worked, once again, with the students from Lucaya International School (LIS) and EARTHCARE volunteers.  

A grand total of 822 pounds of marine debris was collected, recorded and bagged for collection for the Gold Rock Beach zone. All students took great satisfaction in seeing the beach cleaned up, collecting some unusual items.  Litter is a major environmental problem.  Most of the marine debris collected was as expected; fast food containers, beverage bottles and plastic bags...
Community
APS, Sustainable Energy Consortium donates State of the Art Solar System to BTVI, Structures Curriculum for Bahamian Solar Certification - Sep 19, 2017 - 1:27:19 PM

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A consortium of solar industry experts today reached agreement with Bahamas Technical and Vocational Training Institute (BTVI) to donate a state of the art solar system and to develop a curriculum for students leading to certification in solar energy, a field projected to grow at breakneck speed without local available technical expertise to meet demand.

“We are really pleased to have someone of the background and expertise of Philip Holdom to come into BTVI and do this,” said Robert W. Robertson, Ph.D., President of the training institute with some 2,000 students on the Nassau campus...
Community
Environment Ministry on Board with BTVI Solar Training Program - Sep 19, 2017 - 1:21:57 PM

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In light of plans by the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to re-launch its solar training program in 2018, a few members of its team recently paid a courtesy call on Minister of Environment and Housing, the Honourable Romauld Ferreira. Minister Ferreira expressed the ministry’s mandate to increase renewable energy in The Bahamas with solar power systems fitting this objective.

BTVI President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson suggested that the Ministry of Environment and Housing collaborate with the Ministry of Labor to ensure that local inspectors receive proper solar panel training from BTVI to prevent the need to hire qualified foreign inspectors...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
RBPF Grand Bahama: Shooting incident - Sep 19, 2017 - 8:56:38 AM


Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a 42 year old male hospitalized with serious injuries.

Reports are that on Monday 18th September 2017 shortly before 11:00pm, police were called to a business establishment on Coral Road where reports of gunshots were heard. Further investigation revealed that a group of males were gathered on the outside when a mask male brandishing a handgun opened fire, hitting the male about the body. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle and is listed in serious condition...
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