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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health advises the public on newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Jan 22, 2020 - 7:35:05 PM


The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public of the occurrence of a newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has been associated with an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan City, capital of Hubei Province in China.  On 31st December 2019, the China Country Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause, detected in Wuhan City. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the causative virus by Chinese authorities on 7th January, 2020...

Bahamian Politics

Leader of the Opposition on the PM and the Marijuana Commission's Preliminary Report - Jan 22, 2020 - 2:00:49 PM


I have read the Prime Minister's incredible  statements about the Marijuana Commission, the PLP'S  record on marijuana and his claims about protecting the poor. The Prime Minister  is not speaking the truth on any of those matters.

The Prime Minister says the PLP did nothing on marijuana. This is false. It was the PLP who appointed Bishop Simeon Hall to the Caricom Commission on marijuana...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Traffic collision leaves an adult female dead - Jan 22, 2020 - 10:29:51 AM


Shooting incident: Police on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 which has left an adult female with injuries.  

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a woman had just arrive at her residence on Jumbey Drive, Golden Gates, when she was approached by an armed man who shot her before running away...

Traffic Fatality: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a traffic collision Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 which left an adult female dead...

Bahamas Weather

Special Marine Warning - Jan. 22 - Jan 22, 2020 - 9:05:30 AM


THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SPECIAL MARINE STATEMENT FROM 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY 2020.

A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES BIMINI, GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO, AND A WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE BAHAMAS.

A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM NORTH OF THE BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE LARGE, LIFE THREATENING SWELLS AND ROUGH SURF...

Entertainment

Uppercut 242 Dinner/ Concert series at Taino By The Sea Restaurant returns Saturday Jan. 25th - Jan 22, 2020 - 7:47:27 AM


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For all who have asked "WHEN?' We are pleased to announce that our Dinner/ Concert series at Taino By The Sea Restaurant returns Saturday January 25th! This is the ultimate Grand Bahama Wine & Dine event featuring a decadent menu along with refreshing cocktails by the ocean plus the hot Live Sounds of Uppercut 242 in concert! Showtime is 8pm...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

The Islands of The Bahamas Lands Top Spots at The World Travel Awards - Jan 21, 2020 - 10:38:27 PM


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The World Travel Awards, held at Sandals Royal Bahamian, is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade and celebrates brands and destinations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence and often referred to as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry.

The Islands of The Bahamas was named the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination at the 2019 World Travel Awards. “For The Bahamas to be awarded this particular accolade, especially on the tail of Hurricane Dorian...

News : Local

Royal Bahamas Defence Force pledges to remain vigilant: Looks forward to drone acquisition - Jan 21, 2020 - 9:57:07 PM


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The leadership of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is anticipating that 2020 will be a year well suited for improving its enforcement footprint and capitalizing on remaining vigilant as the primary agency tasked with border protection in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.  The Force's Command Team has been welcoming fresh perspectives and initiatives, particularly technology to respond to the changing climate of maritime business and crimes.  The RBDF is poised to employ a number of new initiatives and strategies geared at increasing  detection levels and deterring would be organized criminals from wreaking havoc within its expansive maritime borders. 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

New Sanitary Measure for Fruits and Vegetables originating in North Andros - Jan 21, 2020 - 9:42:23 PM


In December 2019 BAHFSA advised the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources of an incident of groundwater contamination on a single farm in North Andros. The test, commissioned by a private citizen, confirmed the presence of

E. coli and faecal streptococcus.  The Minister directed that an immediate investigation into the extent of the contamination in the North Andros groundwater system be initiated...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS to Observe February 2 Municipal Elections in Costa Rica - Jan 21, 2020 - 7:44:48 PM


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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Costa Rica today signed an agreement to send an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the municipal elections of February 2, 2020, at a ceremony at the headquarters of the agency hemispheric in Washington, DC.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, recalled that Costa Rica was the first country to which the Organization sent an EOM, in 1962. “It is an honor to send a team back to a country with such a long democratic trajectory, that in these municipal elections will elect a total of 6,138 positions...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center made donation to Hurricane Dorian Relief - Jan 21, 2020 - 6:49:08 PM


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Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center made a donation of $100,000 to the Bahamas Government for Hurricane Dorian Relief, January 21, 2020 at Baha Mar, where Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's Marketplace convention is being held, January 21 to 23.  Pictured from left, the Hon. Edmund Barlett, Jamaica Minister of Tourism; the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, The Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation; the Hon. Dominic Fedee, Saint Lucian Minister of Tourism, Information and Broadcasting...

Bahamas Weather

Special Marine Warning for the Northwest Bahamas at 6pm - Jan 21, 2020 - 6:05:34 PM


THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FROM 6:00 PM EST TUESDAY 21ST JANUARY, 2020

A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.

GALE WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Red Cross Platinum Awards Ceremony and Reception at Government House - Jan 21, 2020 - 4:44:27 PM


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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith hosted the Bahamas Red Cross Society's Platinum Awards Ceremony and Reception, January 16, 2020 at Government House.  Among photos is that of the winners of the Platinum Award.  The Governor General is pictured seated, centre, with Red Cross Executive Committee members, from left: Kimberly Thurston - Deputy Chair, Ball Committee; Bernadette Bunch - Deputy President, Bahamas Red Cross; Cyndi Williams Rahming - Chairman of the Bahamas Red Cross Ball; and Caroline Turnquest - Director General, The Bahamas Red Cross.  Standing from left: Tamone Humes - Lyford Cay Spa & Salon; Domenico DeGregory - 9-5 Import/Export...

Sales & Promotions

Superbowl Party at The Manor House Grand Lucayan - Feb. 2nd - Jan 21, 2020 - 3:30:34 PM


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Don't miss Superbowl Party at The Manor House!

Starting At 3pm Until Post Game
Watch The Game On Jumbo Screen
BEVERAGE PACKAGE $49.99 per person plus VAT
SURPRISE 1/2 TIME GIVE-AWAYS...

Community

Colina Sponsors Two Teams in The JBLN - Jan 21, 2020 - 3:00:13 PM


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Colina Insurance Limited is sponsoring two Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) teams during the league’s 2020 season. The Colina Tigers will compete in the Coach-Pitch (ages 7-8) division while the Colina Crushers will contend in the Girls Softball (under-21) division. Taige Adderley, of Colina’s Corporate Communications department had the opportunity to meet with the teams during JBLN's opening day ceremony at the JBLN Field of Dreams this past weekend...

Community

“Going Green Doesn’t Have To Mean Going Broke” Italian Ambassador on Climate Change Measures - Jan 21, 2020 - 2:40:23 PM


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Around the world the alarm is being sounded about the impact of global warming and how man's carbon footprint is contributing to it. In the aftermath of one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit The Bahamas, there is renewed urgency for climate change adaptation and resilience.

Delivering a recent presentation on "Tackling Climate Change" at University of The Bahamas' Oakes Field Campus, Italian Ambassador His Excellency Armando Varicchio shared measures that his government and the European Union have been undertaking to address the threat and enhance sustainability...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

ROAD WORKS - Virginia Street and Retirement Road - Jan 21, 2020 - 2:30:05 PM


The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix has scheduled road works for Virginia Street.
The Milling and surface preparation will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020, between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 2:30p.m. for two (2) days...

The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix in conjunction with Island Pavers, has scheduled road works for Retirement Road.
The Milling and surface preparation of Retirement Road will begin on Monday, February 3, 2020, between the hours of 7:00p.m. and 3:00a.m. for two (2) days...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis receives Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana Report - Jan 21, 2020 - 1:40:44 PM


PM supports release of those imprisoned solely for possession of small amounts of marijuana; report will be made public for input; analysis and information will help guide policy decisions

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said once reform laws are passed and through proper legal mechanisms and procedures, he supports the release from prison all of those who are solely incarcerated for possession of small amounts of marijuana...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas to attend Ministerial Roundtable hosted by Michael Pompeo, US Secretary of State, in Jamaica - Jan 21, 2020 - 10:45:38 AM


The Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will lead a delegation participating in a Ministerial Roundtable organized by the United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, 22 January 2020, Jamaica.  In addition to Minister Henfield, the delegation comprises H.E. Sidney S. Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States and Ms. Sherry Johnson Deal, Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Women's Corona Society call at Government House - Jan 21, 2020 - 10:35:26 AM


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Executives of the Women's Corona Society paid a courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, January16, 2020. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Grand Bahama island off to a great start in the New Year with accolades, special offers and renovated product - Jan 21, 2020 - 9:39:04 AM


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The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) is optimistic about the island’s prospects in the New Year, as the recovery continues apace, and confidence in their tourism product expands.

Carnival Cruise Lines bestowed on UNEXSO the prestigious "Caribbean's Leading Tour Operator" award, which recognizes the company that receives the highest ratings from both their passengers and onboard shore excursion staff for shore excursions conducted the previous season...

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