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DEU seized over 1 million dollars in U.S Currency - Arrest 2 males for large quantity of dangerous drugs - Mar 19, 2018 - 10:30:00 AM

In the first incident on Monday 19th March 2018, shortly after 12 midnight, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and Rapid Response Unit, while armed with a search warrant went to a residence on Hampshire Drive, South Bahamia and discovered inside that residence over one million dollars in U.S currency...

In the second incident shortly after 3:00am on the same date, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit and Rapid Response Unit...
Arts & Culture
Singers Hit the Right Note at National Arts Festival in Abaco - Mar 17, 2018 - 1:43:12 PM

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Forest Heights Academy student Journey Higgs plays the guitar and sings, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications, with some seven private and public schools gathered at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and drama performances...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
One man dead, two injured after Nassau shooting at Tufa Close - Mar 17, 2018 - 12:13:52 PM

Police are investigating a shooting incident Friday, 16th March, 2018, which has claimed the life of one man and left two other men with serious injuries.

According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, police received information of a shooting at Tufa Close off Cordeaux Avenue. On arrival, Officers met three men lying on the ground with apparent gunshot injuries to the body. Emergency Medical Service Personnel were called to the scene and transported the victims to hospital...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm recovered - 47 ticketed - Mar 17, 2018 - 8:57:54 AM

Illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm on Friday, 16th March, 2018 Anti-Gang and Firearms officers acting on information, conducted  a search of a vacant lot on Market Street and recovered a Glock .40 Pistol...

47 ticketed: Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activity..
Arts & Culture
Abaco Primary Students 'Do the Junkanoo' in National Arts Festival - Mar 17, 2018 - 7:50:25 AM

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- St. Francis de Sales Catholic School students electrify with Junkanoo sounds, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications. About seven private and public schools gathered at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and drama performances...
BNT condemns killing of sea turtles in Grand Bahama - Mar 16, 2018 - 6:00:59 PM

The Bahamas National Trust condemns the killing of the sea turtle in Grand Bahama.  We commend the officers of the various agencies who coordinated the arrest of the three people responsible for the capture and brutal slaughter of a loggerhead turtle last week in Grand Bahama.

The 2009 ban on the harvest of sea turtles was enacted to protect these species, all of which are endangered. The effort led jointly by several NGOs with the support of the Bahamian public is part of a global conservation effort to protect these charismatic animals...
Flow CARIFTA Games on track with $30,000 boost from Commonwealth Bank - Mar 16, 2018 - 11:28:02 AM

With the countdown to the start of Flow CARIFTA 2018 set for March 30 - April 2 in Nassau, Commonwealth Bank today announced a $30,000 donation to boost coffers for the host country.

This will be the 8th time The Bahamas plays host to the premier track and field meet. Some 600 athletes along with 100 team officials from 26 countries are expected to descend on Nassau with track and field stars and superstars competing in 65 events...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF: Illegal drugs recovered, adult male and female in custody - Mar 15, 2018 - 6:21:47 PM

Shortly after 6:00am, Thursday, 15th March, 2018, Drug Enforcement Unit officers, acting on information, went to a home on Venice Bay Drive off Bacardi Road, where they observed a male throwing a blue bag from the home, over a fence. Officers retrieved the bag, conducted a search of it and recovered 20 packages of marijuana. The male was taken into custody. Further inquiries led to the arrest of an adult female who was in the home at the time...
UB-North to engage Grand Bahama leaders on sustainability - Mar 15, 2018 - 3:37:31 PM

University of The Bahamas-North will be hosting a conference focused on the economic prospects of the island of Grand Bahama. The Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference is being held 5th – 6th April 2018 under the theme, “Breaking Down Barriers, Shaping the Future.”
Public and private sector leaders, academics, civil society organizations and opinion shapers have been invited to engage in a robust dialogue about the way forward for Grand Bahama. The guiding concept is sustainability...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Nassau police seek public's help in locating 2 wanted suspects - Mar 15, 2018 - 10:44:38 AM

Police are seeking the Public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects seen in a surveillance video and photos that are circulating on social media.

These men are wanted for questioning in connection with a recent break-in of a trailer in the vicinity of Albany Resort, New Providence...
Historic Nassau at Hillside House paying homage to community and culture - Mar 14, 2018 - 8:48:38 PM

Building and supporting the community is the driving force behind an artistic movement dedicated to celebrating and interpreting Bahamian traditions. This is what will make the Historic Nassau venue at Hillside House – one of the stops along this weekend’s Transforming Spaces (TS) 2018 tour – distinctive and memorable.

The collective imaginations and talents of University of The Bahamas (UB) faculty, staff, students and alumni will transform the space, steeped in history, into an engaging and interactive enclave for live art, literary and musical performances...
Save The Bays fears Oban Energies Refinery ‘could wipe out life as we know it’ in Grand Bahama - Mar 14, 2018 - 2:38:56 PM

Declaring that a proposed oil refinery, storage and distribution facility “could wipe out life as we know it in Grand Bahama”, Save The Bays today became the latest environmental advocacy organization to urge government to quash the deal that has aroused national concern for life, marine and land resources and the country’s reputation.

“Everything about the deal with Oban Energies for a proposed $5.5 billion crude oil refinery, storage and distribution facility sends up red flags,” said Save The Bays Chairman Joe Darville...
Unlikely discovery leads to meeting young girls' needs - Mar 12, 2018 - 12:11:14 PM

A mother’s struggle to provide new undergarments for her daughter, and the discovery that this need affects many, inspired Bahamas Crisis Centre volunteer Phillipa Dean to start The Dignified Girl Project - an organisation that provides young girls ages six to 17 with new undergarments, “free of charge and without discrimination.” As the program prepared for their next distribution cycle, they got a financial boost from CIBC FirstCaribbean. “The original idea was simply to provide new panties and bras every three months,” said Dean...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
4 males rescued at sea in Grand Bahama - Mar 11, 2018 - 10:32:41 PM

Reports are that shortly after 4:00am on Sunday 11th March 2018, police received information from the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association of a vessel in distress. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Marine Section, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, along with Basra, conducted a search in the area of Great Stirrup Cay and located (4) males who were adrift, (3) Bahamians and (1) Honduran. Two adult males are reportedly still missing. The search will continue and police are actively investigating this matter...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Dangerous drugs arrest in Grand Bahama - Mar 10, 2018 - 7:50:12 AM

Officers of the Mobile Division took a male into police custody after he was found in possession of Dangerous Drugs on Friday 9th March 2018.

Reports are that shortly before 10:00pm, officers acting on information went to a business establishment on East Sunrise Highway, where a search was conducted and discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. Officers arrested the 25 year old male of Manton Court, Freeport, Grand Bahama...
Supporting those who serve - Mar 9, 2018 - 6:34:26 PM

Consolidated Water Corporation (CWCO) Bahamas, Ltd. recently donated to the Royal Bahamas Police Force Dependants’ Trust, which assists the school-age dependants of police officers who have died or become incapacitated as a result of injuries sustained during the course of duty.

Trust Administrative Assistant Maria C. Johnson said the money will mostly go towards tuition. “School fees are extremely high. A number of these children would not do as well in a classroom of 40, 45 students...
Shaping a vision on the road to success as part of International Women's Day - Mar 9, 2018 - 5:30:06 PM

The girls of P.A.C.E. (Providing Access to Continued Education) were empowered to believe in themselves, have vision, and pursue their dreams in a special talk given in honour of International Women’s Day. The motivational talk, given by CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Head of Human Resources Antionette Turnquest, encouraged them to realize their potential and find success doing what they love. Turnquest also offered practical advice to the young women...
CIBC Women's International Day - Mar 9, 2018 - 10:49:44 AM

From Bridgetown to Basseterre, a corps of professionals and volunteers spread out across communities carrying a message of empowerment and continued progress for women and girls across the region.

Through motivational talks, mentorships, donations, specially organised lunches and giveaways of sweet treats, the various business units of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank joined with various partners across the banks 17 member regional footprint to mark International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th, March, 2018...
Flow recognized as Title Sponsor for the upcoming Flow CARIFTA Games - Mar 9, 2018 - 9:35:31 AM

BTC was on hand for the Official Sponsors Press Conference for the upcoming Flow CARIFTA Games at the end of this month. Vice President with responsibility for Marketing, Marcian Cash said, “We at BTC are proud that our parent company Flow is the Title Sponsor of the Caribbean’s premier junior Track & Field event – The Flow CARIFTA Games. For decades, we have been known for our continued investment in Sports by supporting the Flow CARIFTA Games, which is considered to be the incubator of some of the Caribbean’s greatest athletes. We are looking forward to welcoming our sister countries to a great weekend here on Bahamian soil...
News : Local
U.S. Embassy Bahamas gives Woman of Courage Award on International Women’s Day - Mar 8, 2018 - 12:40:49 PM

On March 8, recognized globally as International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy hosted a reception at Liberty Overlook in honor of Fotini “Sam” Tsavousis-Duncombe, Embassy Nassau’s 2018 nominee for the Secretary of State’s Award for the International Women of Courage (WOC).  A cross-section of key contacts attended the event, including the wife of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, President of the Senate, Senator The Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, and other government officials...
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