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Nassau police seek help after man shot dead in Yellow Elder Gardens - May 30, 2015 - 10:12:24 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s assistance in solving a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Friday 29th May 2015.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, a man was walking in the area of a park located off Graham Drive, Yellow Elder Gardens, when a man armed with a handgun approached him and shot him multiple times about the body before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.  Investigations are ongoing...

Anatol Rogers students take 3rd victory in IBS Build-A-Bridge Challenge‏ - May 29, 2015 - 9:17:21 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - When you find a good formula that works, stick with it, and then improve upon it, and you will achieve success - that's the mantra that led to Anatol Rogers physics students securing their third straight victory in the IBS Build-A-Bridge challenge.

The unique competition requires students to combine science with ingenuity to create a bridge out of Popsicle sticks that would hold more load than any other school's entry...
The College of The Bahamas graduates 557 in 2015 commencement - May 29, 2015 - 2:23:00 PM

Nassau , Bahamas - The 2015 Commencement Class of The College of The Bahamas was encouraged to be the vessels for national transformation on Thursday in what was intended to be the final Commencement Ceremony under the banner of The College of The Bahamas before the institution transitions to university status.

Among the 557 graduates approximately 26 percent are males. The vast majority of the 2015 Commencement Class are from the School of Education and the School of Business...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
RBPF Nassau: Two males arrested in separate incidents for armed robbery and burglary - 5 arrested during operation - May 29, 2015 - 9:05:14 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Two Males arrested in separate incidents for armed robbery and burglary: In the first incident, around 3:30pm on Thursday 28th May 2015, officers from the Flying Squad arrested a 17 – year old male and a 16 – year old male at Lewis Street for burglary....

5 arrested during operation:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2015, Southeastern Division officers conducted an operation in the division earlier today, that targeted persons wanted for various criminal offences...
CCE, "Mixed signals undermining integrity of Government’s Commitment to Equality" - May 29, 2015 - 4:17:10 AM

Nassau, New Providence - As violence against women continues to escalate in the Bahamas, Citizens for Constitutional Equality (CCE) call on the government to make a decision on the pending Constitutional Referendum, and remove all uncertainty over the Country’s position on constitutional equality and nondiscrimination against men and women on the basis of sex. Both the call of history and the demands of justice require an end to this discrimination, and for the granting of access to the full fruits of freedom and equality for all.

The Government’s mixed signals are creating confusion and distrust, showing disregard for the thousands of Bahamians who stand ready to vote in support of equality, not to mention the Bahamians whose lives hang in the balance, questioning whether their hope for change is false...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau police launch island-wide manhunt for suspects in latest homicide - May 29, 2015 - 12:28:03 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police have launched an island-wide manhunt for the suspects responsible for the shooting death of man that occurred on Thursday 28th May 2015.

According to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, the victim was repairing his vehicle in front of his home located at Chestnut Street, Pinewood Gardens, when the occupants of a dark coloured truck pulled up. One of the truck’s occupants discharged several shots at the victim, hitting him multiple times about the body. The occupants of the truck then sped off. The victim
was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries...
Supermodel of the Bahamas 2015 Competition Set for June 7th - May 29, 2015 - 12:01:29 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Supermodel of the Bahamas is officially underway and 7 beautiful women from seven of our Bahamian Islands are representing.

The theme SPLASH this year was established to focus on the beauty of our Bahamian waters. Now accomplishing eight seasons of the event Supermodel of the Bahamas, the model search will display seven beautiful ethnic young women from seven Bahamian islands.

"I'm especially excited this year as we again have support from a good friend BETH SOBOL, founder of Miami Fashion Week," said OilinSha Coakley, Founder of Supermodel of the Bahamas...
Hundreds of Children Enjoy Inaugural Cinema in the Park - May 28, 2015 - 9:13:46 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - As the sun set on Saturday, May 16, dozens of children began trickling into what was once an empty lot on the corner of East Street and Masons Addition, drawn by the lure of a free outdoor movie night as the scent of fresh popcorn greeted them at the gate.

The inaugural Cinema in the Park, hosted by The Children’s Haven Bahamas, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower the youth through education, screened the classic film To Sir, With Love, starring Sir Sidney Poitier. By the time the film’s opening scene appeared on the screen, more than 200 children from the Bain and Grants Town area had settled in for their Saturday night outing...
BTC Flies the Flag on Haitian Flag Day - May 28, 2015 - 7:34:11 PM

Committee and BTC put on ‘Best Flag Day Yet’

Nassau, N.P. - Intermittent showers didn’t deter Haitians, Haitian-Bahamians, and culture enthusiasts from showing up in droves at the Botanical Gardens, Nassau, for the BTC Haitian Flag Day celebrations. Nearly 6,000 supporters clad in the red, blue, and white of the Haitian Flag, came to enjoy the party with entertainment, regional food choices and chances to win a variety of prizes.

The event was an ode to the blend of Haitian and Bahamian culture within the country’s ethnically Haitian communities. Classical Haitian dishes like the fried pork griot and the mackerel-stuffed dumplings called patae, could be found side-by-side with local favourites such as conch fritters and Bahamian baked macaroni...

Community : Grand Bahama
Posh Paws Fashion Show a Pawsome Success - May 28, 2015 - 3:18:09 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The weather, the setting, the music, the models, the food, the drink, the fashions, and of course the guests!  All came together perfectly for a beautiful, fun event last Saturday, May 25th at Count Basie Square in the Port Lucaya Marketplace.

195 guests, including residents and visitors alike, enjoyed the beverages provided by our sponsors at Sands Brewery, Bristol Wines & Spirits, ENTwineD, Caribbean Bottling Co., and Crown Ice.  A delicious variety of appetizers were provided by supporting Port Lucaya restaurants Molly Malone's, Le Med, Cafe Breezes, La Parilla, Zorba's, After Deck, Cappucino's, the Dive-In Bar and Pisces.
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Grand Bahama student Samaiya Lundy brings home top honours - May 28, 2015 - 11:17:40 AM

Freeport, Bahamas – The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, was at Grand Bahama International Airport on Sunday to welcome home Samaiya Lundy, the 2015 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year, along with other students who participated in the completion held last weekend.

Samaiya, a student of Sunland Baptist Academy, was also welcomed by her parents, Mark and Shantell Lundy; the school's benefactor, Bishop Godfrey Williams; the school's principal, Myrton King; coach, Bonnie Basden and teacher, Denise Minnis...
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Community : Grand Bahama
Freeport High 50th Anniversary Gospel Concert & Honour Ceremony‏ - May 28, 2015 - 10:23:41 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Photo of alumni of Freeport High School/Bishop Michael Eldon School honoured at the school's 50th anniversary, Golden Jubilee Concert, this past Sunday, May 03, 2015 at BMES auditorium. Honorees seen here along with Patron of the event Venerable Harry Bain and his wife Mrs. Ann Bain (front Centre) and Mr. David Wallace, President of the Alumni Association (far right).

Honourees included: Rev. Adrian Bethel, Dr. Kevin Bethel, Pauline Cooper-Nairn,
A. Bernard (Bernie) Davis, Ginger Davis-Moxey...
Community : Grand Bahama
B.U.T. Status of Women Honours 5 Grand Bahama Teachers - May 28, 2015 - 8:53:56 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - As introduced and read by the speaker:

These are phenomenal women. Their smile, their grace, their commitment and dedication to education and unionism have brought us here today in their honor to recognize and pay tribute to them.

In our lineup today we have some gentle, mild mannered women who despite their demeanor have put up a good fight in education. The first woman that we want to pay homage to today is Mrs. Cheryl Marshall Campbell
(not in photos). Mrs. Campbell was born in Nassau to the late Harriet Clarke and Alphonso Marshall...
Tapping into funding: BSGC President encourages Eleutherans to explore venture funding‏ - May 27, 2015 - 3:51:24 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - With a lack of available sources for capital funding, entrepreneurs attending the third annual Eleuthera Business Outlook seminar were encouraged to dive into the venture funding pool.
The endorsement came from 28-year-old Bahamas Striping Group of Companies President, Atario Mitchell, who successfully captured the interest of the Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund Ltd., obtaining $200,000 to help complete the company’s headquarters...
REACH Announces Interim Leadership - May 27, 2015 - 11:01:04 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Board of Directors of REACH announced that Rickcardo Miller has been named the Acting President effective May 12, 2015. Mr. Miller, formerly the Co-Vice President, has served with REACH since 2009.

Miller will succeed Mario Carey, who is stepping down after a five-year tenure as President.

"I am very pleased that I have been chosen as the Acting President of REACH. I am looking forward to building on the strong foundation already established by the extraordinary efforts of Mario Carey and the Board of Directors," Miller said...

College of The Bahamas Commissioning Ceremony for Education Graduands Held - May 27, 2015 - 12:53:32 AM

The latest graduands from The College of The Bahamas' School of Education were formally welcomed into the community of educators on Tuesday, in a ceremony that has become a staple event on the COB Commencement Calendar.

Approximately 100 graduating students participated in the annual Teachers' Commissioning Ceremony held at The College’s Performing Arts Centre.

Guest speaker at the ceremony, former Senator Dr. Jacintha Higgs, Principal of Akhepron International Academy, implored the graduands to evaluate their motives, goals and ability to effectively guide children towards their destinies...

BTC Flight 242 Junior Achievement Company Wins Individual and Team Honours - May 27, 2015 - 12:46:45 AM

Nassau, N.P. - A team member of the BTC Flight 242 Junior Achievement Company, Bobbeth Colebrook, beat out more than 500 competitors to take first place honours and the individual title of ‘Most Distinguished Achiever’ in this year’s annual Junior Achievement programme; she also won the Speech Competition.

Winners in all categories were named at the Awards Banquet at Atlantis on Saturday May 16th and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company-sponsored team had their best year in the past decade to win team and individual honours.

Executive Advisor Barry Wilmott, who has guided teams from BTC over 24 years, said this year he gave a different goal to his youngsters.

Bahamians to acknowledge African Liberation Day 2015 - May 26, 2015 - 10:20:22 PM

Nassau, New Providence - On May 30th, 2015 activists and their allies will converge at the African People’s Socialist Party-Bahamas African Liberation Day (ALD) event.

ALD is a Call to all freedom loving Africans and our allies, to join this African Liberation Day mobilization as part of our efforts to take our destiny in our own hands.

African people are scattered all over the world, but if we unite we are more than one billion strong. In unity is where our power lies and where our salvation will come.

The struggle for a united and socialist Africa will come through revolution that is led by a conscious black working class, organized in its own interest, with its own revolutionary Party...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
3 men in custody for Andros armed robbery - May 26, 2015 - 10:10:35 AM

Andros, The Bahamas - Three men are in custody following an armed robbery that occurred in Andros on Saturday 23rd May 2015.According to reports, around 2:30am, a man was walking in the Staniard Creek area, when he was accosted by four men armed with a firearm who beat him about the body and robbed him off his cell phone before speeding off in a truck.

Later that morning around 4:00am, police in Andros arrested three of the suspects in connection with this incident.

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