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Three New Jeep Wranglers assisting policing efforts across the island.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) in the Eleuthera District, headed by Superintendent Christopher Wright, at the end of February 2017, had three new vehicles added to their fleet, bringing the total number of vehicles available to the team to eight. “The government has lived up to their commitment to supply the Police Force with operational vehicles to fight the crime situation,” announced Superintendent Wright, on Monday morning, February 27th, 2017. He explained, “We in the Family Islands have not received brand new vehicles in a very long time. The ones we presently have, have a lot of wear and tear, and they from time to

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time give us mechanical problems. So we are very grateful to the Commissioner of Police who recognized the need for the Eleuthera Division to have some vehicles, and he has supplied us with three brand new 2016 Jeep Wranglers.” “They will be distributed throughout the various districts for the smooth running of the Eleuthera Division,” Wright added, and continued, “It will definitely enhance our policing ability, because every station will now have a vehicle readily available to respond to our calls. This will help us greatly.” Anglican Rector, Fr. Ivan (Tim) Eldon was invited by Superintendent Wright and his executive team on Monday, February 27th, to pray for the safe and productive use of the new Jeeps.

April 14th, Friday, Good Friday Public Holiday April 16th, Sunday, Easter Sunday Observance April 17th, Monday, Easter Monday, Public Holiday

highlights in April / MAY HOMECOMING FESTIVALS WILL BE HELD IN Rock Sound, James Cistern & Lower Bogue During Easter week through Easter Monday From: Wednesday, April 12th to Monday, April 17th, 2017 17th Cacique Awards Will be held on April 8th, 2017 at the Baha Mar Convention Center on Cable Beach. Eleutherans have been nominated in several categories.

under 100-days to the start of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, members of the Local Organizing Committee said the new stadium will be ready to host thousands of local and international spectators. April 27 to May 7

foot of the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge New Providence.

Earth Day Festival -

One Eleuthera Foundation

Will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2016 at One Eleuthera’s Center For Training & Innovation, Rock Sound Club, Queen’s Highway, Rock Sound, Eleuthera Phone: 242-3342948; Email: info@oneeleuthera.org

11th Annual Tim’s Refrigeration Doubles Tennis Tournament Location: Knowles Court, Palmetto Point Time: Begins at 9am Date: Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Eleuthera… All That Jazz 2017 Wednesday, March 29th to Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 UPdated Schedule of events is as follows: *Mar.29 Wednesday 6pm, LeoRose, James’ Cistern - $20 cover charge

Catch Jerry Chile BUSINESS CHALLENGE Founder of the Catch Jerry Chile race, Miska Clarke, is this year throwing out a challenge to all business owners or a worker designate who enters the race and beats him to the finish. If

beaten, Mr. Clarke pledges to donate an additional $200 to this year’s Catch Jerry Chile cause or to the charity of their choice. Up to five people are encouraged to enter this special challenge segment of the race. Contact: JC Discount Superstores at 335-6049 For more information.

Catch Jerry Chile FUN RUN WALK Sat., May 6th, 2017 Venue: Staged from the Cork Tree in James’ Cistern This local fundraiser, has funded the purchase of various vital medical and emergency equipment in Central Eleuthera, from portable defibrillators to portable jaws of life equipment, donated to clinics and the Police Force.

Mar.30 Thursday 5:15pm Jazz Vespers, St. Patrick’s Church, Governor’s Harbour 7:45 pm 1648 Restaurant, Governor’s Harbour - $20 cover charge Mar.31. Friday 7:15pm Jammin’ at Fish Fry, Governor’s Harbour Apr. 1 Saturday 10am Meet the Instrument, Haynes Library, Governor’s Harbour 7:15pm Levy Concert (tickets) Apr.2. Sunday 12:30pm On the Rocks Lunchtime Concert (tickets) Tickets are now available online or at Haynes Library beginning in early February.

School Events: EASTER BREAK: School Closes Thursday, 13th April School Reopens Monday, 24th April National Examinations: BGCSE Examinations Dates Practical Examinations Begin Thursday, 23rd March Practical Examinations End Friday, 5th May Theory Examinations Begin Monday, 8th May Theory’ Examinations End Tuesday, 6th June BJC Examinations Dates Practical Examinations Begin Tuesday, 25th April Practical Examinations End Friday, 26th May Theory Examinations Begin Monday, 29th May Theory Examinations End Thursday, 8th June GLAT Grades 3 & 6 Monday, 8th May to Friday, 12th May

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