Minister of Education Address the Nation on the eve of the opening of the school year

0
780

POLICE ISSUE BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS

While a new school year presents children with new opportunities and excitement, it also presents several dangers, especially when traveling to and from school.

Now that the school year has begun: Police wish to remind drivers to exercise extra caution when driving in school zones and to be on the lookout for kids at intersections and in roadways.

Not only do motorist need to be extra vigilant and slow down in school and pedestrian zones, but kids also need to be careful and make sure they obey traffic and safety rules.

Parents, therefore, would be wise to review safety rules with their children. These include encouraging children to always look both ways before crossing the street and to use pedestrian crossings when possible.

Likewise, parents should take measures to reduce distractions while transporting their children to and from school.

The Commissioner and officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force wishes everyone a safe school year.

DEU OFFICERS SEIZE LARGE SUM OF CASH

A 22-year old woman is in custody after Drug Enforcement Unit Officers seized more than $40,000 in cash found in her possession on Sunday 2nd September 2012.

According to police reports, DEU officers were on enquiries when they spotted the suspect driving on Market Street in a black heavily tinted Honda Civic vehicle acting suspiciously.

The officers brought the vehicle to a stop and during a search of the vehicle uncovered just over $40,000 dollars in cash. The female suspect was subsequently arrested for questioning reference to Possession of Proceeds of Criminal Conduct.

Police investigation continues.

SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT TEAM OFFICERS ARREST TEEN FOR STRING OF ARMED ROBBERIES

A 16-year old juvenile is custody after officers from the Selective Enforcement Team arrested him around 5:30pm on Sunday 2nd September 2012 in connection with a string of armed robberies.

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS TO BE ARRAIGNED

Three (3) men, a 22 year old, a 20 year old and a 19 year old are expected to be arraigned in court at 11:00am on Monday 3rd September 2012 in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the Pineville Food Store located at Nicholl’s Town, Andros on Sunday 26th August 2012.

A 27-year old male is will also be arraigned in court on Monday 3rd September 2012 in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at Carmichael Road on Friday 31st August 2012.