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PM Christie and Minister Dorsett take Leon Levy Tour with donor Shelby White - Apr 19, 2014 - 1:16:21 PM

Eleuthera, Bahamas – The lath house, freshwater wetland display, edible history section and weather station were on full display at the opening of the second phase of the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, where donor Shelby White gave the Prime Minister and Minister of the Environment an exclusive tour of the Preserve.

During his remarks at the opening, the Right Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister, noted, “In 2011 at its opening, Ms. White declared, ‘I believe we have created the finest nature preserve in The Bahamas, a place that makes Eleuthera a must-visit tourist destination and of which we will all be proud.’ I agree with this statement and I know that with the opening of this second phase, the preserve has become even more of an attraction for locals, tourists and Bahamians throughout the archipelago...”
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Woman stabbed at local bar - Shooting at a nightclub and on Gibbs Corner - Apr 19, 2014 - 12:47:38 PM


2 Early Morning Shooting Incidents, 1 Handgun Recovered - (Nassau, Bahamas) Police are seeking the public’s help in solving two separate shooting incidents that have left two men and a woman detained in hospital on Saturday 19th April 2014...

Police Investigate Stabbing Incident - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a stabbing incident that have left a woman detained in hospital on Saturday 19th April 2014.

According to reports, around 2:30am a woman was at a local bar on Nassau Street, when she got into an altercation with a group of women, who stabbed her about the face and body...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Stabbing at public beach in Abaco, Bahamas - Apr 19, 2014 - 12:45:03 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a 27 year old male of Coopers Town, Abaco hospitalized.

Reports are that on Friday 18th April 2014 shortly after 10:00pm, police received information that a male while at the Treasure Cay Public Beach was stabbed in the back area by an unidentified male. He was transported to the Coopers Town Clinic in a private vehicle.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Red Mazda Neo stolen - 4 arrested in major police operation - Apr 19, 2014 - 11:52:55 AM

4 Men Arrested During Major Police Operation, 1 Firearm Seized
- (Nassau, Bahamas) Two men ages 27 years along with two other men ages 33 and 22 years are in custody after they were found in possession of a handgun on Friday 19th April 2014... 

Armed Robbery on Allen Drive
- Police are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Friday 18th April 2014.  According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, two women were sitting in a red Mazda Neo vehicle in front a residence located on Allen Drive, when two men armed with a handgun approached them and robbed them of their vehicle containing a cell phone and a small amount of cash...
Community : Grand Bahama
Garden of the Groves celebrates Family Easter Event - Apr 18, 2014 - 8:54:44 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - For the  past six years around Easter time the Garden of the Groves team has made preparations for the Grand Bahama community to enjoy a variety of activities during "Spring in the Garden". The event was enjoyed by the whole family, but especially children of all ages had a wonderful time! The activities began with Bunny Hop Sack Races organized by Marilyn Laing where the children were divided in age categories.

The talented Face Painting" artist, Lenisha Cooper, came prepared with her face painted appropriately as an Easter bunny! Her talent was appreciated by children and parents alike!
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
DEU make huge drug bust at Ragged Island - Traffic fatality on Eleuthera Bahamas - Apr 18, 2014 - 9:02:51 AM

DEU make huge drug bust
A week-long operation led by the Drug Enforcement Unit has resulted in a huge seizure of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 16th April 2014.

According to reports, around 5:30pm on Wednesday 16th April 2014 the week-long DEU intelligence led operation culminated in the Ragged Island Chain of Cays after officers

Police in Eleuthera investigate a traffic fatality
- Police in Eleuthera are investigating a traffic accident that has left an 18 – year old man dead on Thursday 17th April 2014...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau Police seek public help solving an armed robbery & 2 early morning shootings - Apr 18, 2014 - 8:45:02 AM

Police seek public’s help solving an armed robbery
- Police are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday 17th April 2014. 

According to reports, shortly before 12:00midnight, a man was walking through St. Albans Drive, when two men armed with a handgun in a black Honda Acura vehicl...

Police seek public’s help in solving two early morning shooting incidents - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving two separate shooting incidents that have left two men detained in hospital on Friday 18th April 2014...
Bahamas Governor General Tells Autism Stars They Are Loved, Important - Apr 17, 2014 - 7:21:06 PM

It only took a small group of the estimated 35,000 children with autism and other special needs a moment to steal the hearts of the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes today in one of the most touching courtesy calls in the history of Government House.

“A lot of important people come to Government House,” the Governor General told the 25 or so students from Blairwood Academy. “The Queen has been here. Prince Harry has been here. Mr. Mandela has been here. Today, we have you. You are also very important people and we want you to know that you are loved.”

The visit by students from Blairwood Academy, organized by the autism education, resources and support group REACH, was part of autism month activities. Events kicked off last week in Rawson Square with...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
U.S. visitor pleads guilty in Eleuthera traffic death - Apr 17, 2014 - 6:50:49 PM

Eleuthera, BAHAMAS - Police have charged 48 – year old Jack Christopher Botero of New York for the traffic death of 32 - year old Bobby Branville Thompson that occurred in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera on Tuesday 15th April 2014. Botero was arraigned before Island Administrator Marlon Leary in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera today (Thursday 17th April 2014) on the charge of Killing in the Course of Dangerous Driving. Botero pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $5,000:00 after he was fined $5,000.00 or one (1) year imprisonment at HMP.
Bahamian Politics
DNA: Airport Highlights Government’s Incompetence - Apr 17, 2014 - 2:54:19 PM

Within weeks the government is likely to have a soft-opening of the long overdue Leonard M Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour, Abaco and Abaconians may at long last finally begin enjoying the use of the facilities.

As is customary, and possibly by the middle of the year or later, there may even be a grand opening as governments like to do, complete with demonization of the former administration for incompetence and applauding themselves as the heroes who finally delivered the goods!...
The Bahamas Weekly FREE Summer Camp Directory 2014 - Apr 17, 2014 - 11:42:13 AM

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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 all their information about their camp viewable to thousands  of our readers each month for FREE.

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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Homicide on Key West St. - 5 arrested during police raid - 3 illegal Firearms Seized - Apr 17, 2014 - 10:14:41 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police seek Public's help in solving overnight Homicide:
Police are requesting the public’s help in solving a shooting incident that has left one man dead and another man detained in hospital on Thursday 17th April 2014...

5 arrested during raid by Flying Squad and Mobile Division Officers, 3 illegal Firearms Seized:  - As a result of “spot on” police intelligence, a 37 – year old woman, along with three men ages 43, 31, 22 and a 15 year old juvenile male were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition on Thursday 17th April 2014...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Wanted U.S. fugitive arrested in Exuma, Bahamas - Apr 16, 2014 - 11:07:51 PM

EXUMA, Bahamas - A man from Florida charged with numerous sexual offenses in Osceola County who fled to the Bahamas was arrested in Exuma on Saturday 12th April 2014.   

According to reports, around 7:50pm, Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit assisted by officers in Exuma, acting on intelligence arrested 70  year old Loomes Wheeler of Kissimmee, Florida in Georgetown.  

Wheeler is wanted for nine (9) Counts of Capital Sexual Battery, four (4) Counts of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct and three (3) Counts of Sexual Performance by a Child. 

Community : Grand Bahama
GBPA Supports Grand Bahama CARIFTA Team - Apr 16, 2014 - 10:03:42 PM

Freeport,  Grand Bahama - Thanks to a kind and timely gesture by Executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), a number of local athletes will have the opportunity to make their mark at the  43rd Annual CARIFTA Games. This past week,  GBPA’s Senior VP, Mr. Henry St. George and Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Deann Seymour made a cheque presentation to Grand Bahama CARIFTA Team members, expected to compete in Fort de France, Martinique from April 19th -21st, 2014.

“Supporting initiatives that involve the island’s youth remains a priority of the GBPA Group. Today they are competing at CARIFTA level, but  in two to three years,  perhaps they will be competing as Olympic athletes...”
Bahamas Bridal Show "Here Comes the Bride" a Success - Apr 16, 2014 - 10:02:45 PM

When the Bahamas Bridal Show started in 1990, few people believed this annual event would be successful, much less become a household name in this country. They were wrong.

Led by show organizers Buttons Bridal & Formal Wear, hundreds of persons have made significant contribution to keep this annual event going strong for almost three decades.

On Sunday, April 6th, the Bahamas Bridal Show presented its 26th production under the theme "Here Comes the Bride” at Melia Nassau Beach, featuring many of the country’s leading wedding and home suppliers, including:

COB Embracing Partnerships for Internationalization - Apr 16, 2014 - 9:46:15 PM

The College of The Bahamas has been nurturing crucial partnerships in areas that will bolster its capacity to meet its national development mission.

In fact, College administrators and faculty are leading discussions and helping to facilitate groundbreaking work with Spelman College, Harvard University, Rhode Island College and Suffolk University.

One of the most promising examples of the vitality of its internationalization agenda is the budding collaboration between The College and Spelman College of Atlanta, GA, America’s oldest historically Black college for women. Recently, students who are part of the Spelman Independent Scholars
Community : Grand Bahama
Chervita Campbell running for Freeport City Council, Marco City constituency - Apr 16, 2014 - 9:39:04 PM

" Determined to set measurable goals which will affect change. As a female activist and blooming politician
I intend to make an impact on local and national levels"

Believing that “service is our best teacher,” Ms Chervita Campbell has put her name forward as a candidate for Marco City to Freeport’s local government, stating her reason for running is to bring increased action and communication to the communities of Marco City and by extension to Freeport. “I feel the role of a City Council member should be one of listening to what the needs of the community are and then being active in addressing those needs.”  She also believes it is also the responsibility of the council to reach out to the community through open and honest communication and be accessible to the community to hear and address their needs.

Top Model Bahamas shines bright in Egypt - Apr 16, 2014 - 7:25:54 PM

Miss Top Model Bahamas 2014 Peandra Knowles of Grand Bahama is in Egypt as one of the global participants of the 21st Top Model of the World - Pageant in El Gouna - Red Sea, Egypt.

The competition has come to a close and Peandra placed in the top 15, which is quite an accomplishment with so many contestants.

This year's winner was Miss Colombia...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Royal Bahamas Police (RBPF) REPORTS - Apr 16, 2014 - 4:20:07 PM

The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to bring you community bulletins from the Royal Bahamas Police Force
. Although crime is not pleasant, we feel this partnership allows YOU to know what's happening in your community, often just hours after it's occurred; and this initiative can have a huge community impact, and help collectively keep The Bahamas a safer place for all.

Check HERE for the latest REPORTS from the Royal Bahama Police Force ...
Ten to graduate from Second Chance Entrepreneurship Program™ in Nassau - Apr 16, 2014 - 12:08:51 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Second Chance Entrepreneurship Program™ (S. C. E. P.) is a Free Rehabilitation, Transformation, Intervention and Empowerment Program for Ex-Offenders & At-Risk   Men / Women. The program’s main focus is to ensure that the above individuals start and operate businesses successfully with support from a cadre of stakeholders.

The program has five stages: (1) Registration and Vetting, (2) Entrepreneurship Training, (3) Business Start-Up, (4) Business Support and (5) Reciprocity and Evaluation Process.

Ten (10) participants have successfully enrolled in the first Free Entrepreneurship Training stage of the program at the Life Changers...
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