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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau Man and Woman to be Arraigned On Murder & Attempted Murder Charges Friday - Jan 29, 2015 - 10:52:36 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Wanted suspect Emmanuel Rolle will appear in court at 11:00am to be formally charged for the murder of Defense Force Marine Angelo Dorsett Jr. and the attempted murder of two others that occurred on Sunday 25th January 2015.

Also an adult female will appear in court at 11:00am to be formally charged for the murder of Andrea Carroll that occurred at Deadman’s Cay, Long Island on 29th November 2014.

Community
Miss Bahamas Teenager off to Guatemala - Jan 29, 2015 - 4:26:42 PM

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After many months of preparation, hard work, fund raisers and training, Shanice Dawn Toussaint is finally on her way to strut her stuff across the Miss Teen Universe Stage in Guatemala. She will compete against thirty other contestants from around the globe to represent our country on Friday, February 6th 2015.

Shanice has only competed in one international competition, which she won and currently holds the titles of “Best Teen International Swimsuit Body” competing at Miss T.E.E.N. in Huston Texas last summer. This native born stands a very statuesque 5’9 and was...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: High powered assault rifle seized, 10 arrested - Handgun found in Pinewood Gardens - 27 other arrests - Jan 29, 2015 - 11:24:01 AM

Nassau, Bahamas -  Anti-Crime Operation yielding more success, 1 firearm seized and 10 arrested: POLICE are reporting more success under their anti-crime operation – aimed at arresting persons involved in criminal activities and crime prevention...

DEU Recover illegal handgun:
According to reports, around 2.30pm on Wednesday 28th January 2015, officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on intelligence went to an abandoned building located at Jacaranda Street, Pinewood Gardens...

10 arrested during operation: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2015, Southeastern Division officers conducted an operation in the division on Wednesday 28th January 2015 that targeted persons wanted for various criminal offences...
Community : Service Organizations
Grand Bahama BNT Lecture Series Opens to a Packed House - Jan 29, 2015 - 10:04:16 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas – The first public lecture hosted by the Grand Bahama Regional Branch of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) series opened to a full house last week. Packed with BNT members, local residents and students, Peter Barratt’s presentation on Taino and Maya civilizations, was described as excellent by many.

“Our meeting started with an amazing turnout. Not only were all chairs taken but we had people standing to hear the lecture on Taino and Maya parallel cultures,” said Shamie Rolle, Chairman of the Grand Bahama Regional Branch of the BNT. “Peter Barratt, the night's speaker was greeted as a beloved historian and member of our community by a standing ovation...
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“Peace Begins With Me” weekend in Nassau, February ‏ 27th & 28th - Jan 29, 2015 - 8:32:35 AM

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The Peace for Life Promotions team along with their partners and sponsors plan to host our second annual “Peace Begins With Me” weekend on February 27 and 28, 2015. The weekend will commence with a National day of Peace across the country, where we invite the nation to observe a moment of silence and pray for peace in our nation.

Over the two day period, we have scheduled a Peace T-shirt Day, National Youth Peace Rally, Gospel concert, Peace Motorcade, Artist for Peace Showcase and Junkanoo Peace Rush Out. All of these events will be held at the Cultrual Heritage Site, Arawak Cay...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
BTC and One Bahamas Committee Plan Grand Bahama Unity Walk February 21 - Jan 28, 2015 - 10:48:49 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – BTC has joined forces with the One Bahamas Committee, both in Grand Bahama and New Providence, for a major ‘Unity Walk’ in late February.

Making the announcement Tuesday afternoon at BTC’s flagship store on Pioneers Way, Freeport, was Terrance Gape, Chairman of the One Bahamas Committee on Grand Bahama, and Talbot W. Collie, Vice-President of BTC, with responsibility for the Northern Bahamas.

Mr. Gape told the gathering that he was pleased to be joined by other members of the One Bahamas Committee on Grand Bahama and BTC to announce a special event on the calendar for the One Bahamas Celebrations this year...
Community : Service Organizations
Humane Society of Grand Bahama in Danger of Closing Due to Lack of Support - Jan 28, 2015 - 9:22:15 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) is one of the oldest non profit organizations on this island, founded in 1968.  As the human population of Grand Bahama has grown, we have also grown, from a small charity that helped a few animals in need, to the largest animal shelter in the Bahamas.  Last year we took in almost 1500 unwanted, abandoned, abused or neglected animals from the Grand Bahama community. 

We have done our best to alleviate animal suffering, nuisance animals, stray and roaming animals on this island and we are proud of what we have accomplished.  At just the time we should be working even harder to achieve a lasting difference, we find ourselves in the untenable situation of being unable to continue operating...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Suspect in Nassau nightclub murder turns himself in - 23 arrests - Jan 28, 2015 - 12:58:06 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are please to report that 25 year old Emmanuel Rolle of Catherine Street, Nassau Village who is wanted in connection with a murder that occurred at the G-Spot nightclub on Sunday 25th January 2015 turned himself into officers at the Central Detective Unit shortly before 10:00am on Tuesday 27th January 2015.

Police is still searching for the other suspect 29 – year old Lashawn Bowe of Matthew Street, Nassau Village...

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4th annual FilMAD Movie Premiere to screen again on January 29th - Jan 27, 2015 - 11:43:02 PM

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This Thursday 29th January, the public is invited out once again to Galleria Cinemas JFK at 7:30 pm to enjoy the 2nd screening of the films and to partake in the amazing talent of our Bahamian young people.
    
FilMAD is a Film, Movement, Art and Drama Program, designed for children and teens by  Moya Thompson.   The Summer Program includes classes in filmmaking, such as screenwriting, shot composition, photography, sound design, editing and camera work. These classes are supplemented with fieldtrips, practical assignments...
Community : Service Organizations
57th annual Heart Ball set for February 14th: Heart Month Events Announced - Jan 27, 2015 - 4:56:07 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Valentine’s Day is typically reserved as a day for lovers. A time for chocolates, flowers, fine dining and an evening filled with gifts and surprises. This Valentine’s the Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Ball Committee will host the 51st Annual Heart Ball. They are inviting lovers and friends to join them for an evening of fine dining, great music, gifts and prizes and possibly chocolate, all for a worthy cause.  You can spend time with family and friends, while helping to sustain heart beats…one at a time.

Under the distinguished patronage of her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General and The Right Honourable Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister, and Mrs. Christie, the Heart Ball Committee will host the 51st Annual Heart Ball...
Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce
“Value Added Tax & The Small Business Sector” - Jan 27, 2015 - 4:37:08 PM

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The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce and The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited’s Value Added Tax along with The Small Business Sector conducted a seminar on the topic of “Value Added Tax & The Small Business Sector” on January 22, 2015.

The first session was held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. commencing with remarks by President of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Mr. Kevin Seymour, followed by the President of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited, Mr. Ian Rolle.

Both sessions were conducted by Mr. Christopher Baker, F.C.A., Senior Manager, Freeport Office HLB Galanis & Co. which was...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Illegal handgun found in Elizabeth Estates - 22 arrests made - Jan 27, 2015 - 1:02:24 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - 8 arrested during operation: POLICE are reporting the arrest of 8 persons for dangerous drugs, armed robbery, house breaking and threats of harm during an operation conducted in New Providence on Monday morning...

Recover illegal handgun:
According to reports, shortly after 6:00am on Monday 26th January 2015, officers from the Flying Squad acting on intelligence went to St. Lucia Crescent, Elizabeth Estates, where they uncovered a handgun...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau Woman robbed of white Ford Edge vehicle - Jan 27, 2015 - 12:58:33 PM


Nassau, Bahamas - POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Monday 26th January 2015.

According to reports, shortly after 12:00noon a woman was driving her white Ford Edge vehicle on J.F.K. Drive, when a man armed with a handgun robbed her off her vehicle and sped off...
Community
CIBC FirstCaribbean holds food/clothes drive for Bahamas Urban Youth Development Centre - Jan 26, 2015 - 9:13:34 PM


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Nassau, Bahamas - After a two week humanitarian drive, employees of CIBC FirstCaribbean collected over 20 boxes of canned food items, toys, clothing, shoes, baby supplies, and books for those in need. CIBC FirstCaribbean teamed up with the Bahamas Urban Youth Development Centre (BUYDC) for the charity organisation’s annual food and fund drive.

For two weeks in December CIBC FirstCaribbean Bahamas and its affiliates CIBC FirstCaribbean Private Wealth Management and CIBC Trust (Bahamas) hosted collection boxes in all of their Nassau units for employees to donate essential items for distribution. In addition, the bank donated cases of ham and turkey to brighten up the Christmas dinners of those in need...

Community : Grand Bahama
Look & Learn Hair Passion seminar held in Grand Bahama - Jan 26, 2015 - 9:05:36 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas - On January 19th Look & Learn Hair Passion presented the first in a series of seminars geared toward hair care, hair treatment and styling.

The one day seminar proved to be a tremendous success as presenters Makia F. Brooks and Schacle J. Powell enlightened participants on the creativity, skills, simplicity, and techniques used to create elegance and style.

Participants were especially appreciative that they were afforded the opportunity to Look at and Learn new skills and techniques...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Police Leadership Team Hosts COB President to Police HQ - Jan 26, 2015 - 5:37:35 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The senior leadership team of the Royal Bahamas Police Force hosted the president of The College of The Bahamas Dr. Rodney D. Smith on an official visit to Police Headquarters on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015.

During the visit, Dr. Smith met with Commissioner of Police Mr. Ellison Greenslade and other senior executives on matters of mutual interest. He also toured the Paul H. Farquharson Centre. Mr. Greenslade, a 1994 graduate of The College of The Bahamas, demonstrated to President Smith the broad range of technology that the Royal Bahamas Police Force uses...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Weekend homicides identified - 8 arrested for murder - - Jan 26, 2015 - 5:32:56 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police have identified weekend homicide victims:

The first victim has been identified as 44 – year old Dary Fenelus of Eneas Lane who was shot and killed at his residence on Saturday 24th January 2015.

The second victim has been identified as 21 – year old Angelo Dorsett Jr. of Quintine Alleywho was shot and killed at the G-Spot Nightclub on Sunday 25th January 2015.

Community : Grand Bahama
Salvation Army Freeport Corps Celebrates 30 Years with Commemorate Events - Jan 26, 2015 - 12:00:52 PM

Freeport, The Bahamas - The Salvation Army Freeport Corps will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary on Grand Bahama Island,  and a new Building Dedication Celebration to which the public is invited to attend.

Please note also that this is the 150th year for The Salvation Army globally, which will be celebrated in July in the United Kingdom.

Grand Bahama Events set for Weekend of  January 30 - February 1, 2015.  Location: West Atlantic Drive...
Community
Happy pets are healthy pets - Jan 26, 2015 - 10:57:38 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - "It’s up to you guys to make sure your pets are well taken care of.”

This was the overarching message Dr. Bridgette Johnson, President of the Bahamas Veterinary Association, delivered to years four, five, and six students at St. Andrews School on January 21.

Dr. Johnson’s presentation, ‘Caring for Our Pets’, is part of a campaign by Washington, DC-based Pet Food Institute to increase awareness about overall pet health, including the importance of a proper diet, exercise, and veterinary care for dogs, cats, and other domestic pets...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Suspect in Nassau nightclub murder suspect arrested, two other being sought - Jan 25, 2015 - 8:23:36 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - A 25 year old man was taken into custody today in connection with a murder that occurred at a Faith Avenue South nightclub on Sunday 25th January 2015.

According to reports, around 12:00noon a team of officers from the Central Detective Unit acting on intelligence went to Kim’s Crescent, where they arrested the suspect in connection with the early morning murder. The officers also found over one pound of marijuana in the suspect’s possession.

Police can confirm that the suspect is on bail for armed robbery and murder...

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