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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

US Charge d'Affaires call on the Governor General - Jul 17, 2019 - 7:47:17 PM


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US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, July 17, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Access Accelerator clients recieve Accelerated Access to Crown Land - Jul 17, 2019 - 6:15:54 PM


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On Monday, July 8th, the SBDC held its first Entrepreneurship Summer Success series entitled “Access to Crown Land” with keynote speaker Debbie Strachan, Senior Deputy General Manager of BAIC. The event covered the process and regulations for leasing of crown land for businesses, which Strachan described as “every Bahamian’s inheritance”.

During the event, Chairman of BAIC, Bishop Gregory Collie, expressed his desire to see areas of New Providence developed by businesses.

“We are happy to be partnering with the SBDC. As the Executive Director, (Davinia Blair), mentioned, we recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, and we are both excited," said Collie...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Save up to 50% off July 17 - 21 for GB Regatta - Jul 17, 2019 - 6:00:53 PM


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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Alleged Drowning in Abaco - Jul 17, 2019 - 5:50:18 PM


Reports are that shortly before 2:00pm, an American female, a home owner in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, while swimming with her two grandsons in waters on Gilliam Bay Beach, Green Turtle Cay, was reportedly caught in a rip current. Persons nearby rescued the two boys and the victim who was brought to shore. CPR was administered to the female by local residents...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Letter of Apology from Liberty Latin America - Jul 17, 2019 - 5:15:28 PM


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Please see enclosed letter of apology to the Prime Minister and Citizens of The Bahamas from Mr. Balan Nair, President and CEO, Liberty Latin America:

Dear Mr. Prime Minister and the Citizens of Bahamas:

First and foremost. I would like Lo apologize for the remarks I made and the unintended consequences that have arisen as a result or my comments. The messages I was trying to convey did not come across appropriately. have hurt many feelings. and for that I am sorry. I meant no disrespect to the Prime Minister...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Police are investigating the discovery of a female body found in a vehicle - Jul 17, 2019 - 12:20:00 PM


Reports are that on Wednesday 17th July 2019, shortly after 8:00am, police were called to a business establishment on East Beach Drive where the body of a female with stab wounds was discovered in the trunk of a vehicle. Emergency Medical Personnel were called to the scene and reported no signs of life.

Police are aggressively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist with this investigation, to contact them at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station...

News : New Providence

Shell fuelling Take Off With Shell Summer Prizes Promotion - Jul 17, 2019 - 11:10:19 AM


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Take Off With Shell summer  promotion rewards loyal customers with incredible travel experiences, concert tickets, free fuel and other giveaways valued at more than $40,000.00.

Sun Oil, a Shell licensee, launched its annual summer promotion on June 6th and will run through September 6th.  Rufus Johnson Jr., Sun Oil Marketing Manager explains, “At Sun Oil, we value all of our customers and recognize that the summer is the perfect time to reward lucky customers with incredible prizes...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Treat yourself this weekend at The Grand Lucayan - Jul 17, 2019 - 10:30:35 AM


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Special Room Rates available.

Make your appointment at SENSES SPA for your treatment.
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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police involved shooting – Firearm and illegal drugs recovered - Jul 17, 2019 - 10:20:12 AM


Police are investigating a shooting incident on New Providence, Tuesday 16th July, 2019, which resulted in an adult male being shot and a firearm recovered. 

According to reports, shortly before 8:00pm police officers were on patrol in the south eastern part of New Providence, when they observed two men in a blue Honda vehicle...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF Nassau: Police investigate alleged drowning on the island of Eleuthera - Jul 17, 2019 - 10:09:00 AM


Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigation an alleged drowning Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.   

According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, a group of young men were walking along the water’s edge in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, when they decided to jump into the water.  One of the men, when he surfaced, called out for help, but became submerged a second time...

Sales & Promotions

Conet Bahamas Mini-Split AC Units - Jul 17, 2019 - 9:45:16 AM


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Community

BTVI Fashion Students set to design outfits for Beauty Queens - Jul 17, 2019 - 9:00:32 AM


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The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Miss Bahamas Universe (MBU) organization to have BTVI’s fashion students design and create outfits for contestants of the 2019 pageant.

BTVI’s fashion students were the ones who courageously approached MBU and pitched the idea of having them create designs for this year’s pageant. The students will construct the Avant Garde attire as well as the A-line island handprint cocktail dresses for the contestants’ motorcade...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Office of the Prime Minister on comments made by Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Latin America - Jul 16, 2019 - 10:23:03 PM


I am deeply disappointed and disturbed by the distasteful and insulting comments made by Mr. Balan Nair, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Latin America, the parent company of BTC.

The comments contained in video clips making the rounds on social media represent a troubling mindset and extraordinarily poor judgment...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis focusing on empowering smaller businesses; honours hospitality professionals - Jul 16, 2019 - 9:00:10 PM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said his government is focusing on ensuring smaller companies have access to capital as a means of economic empowerment.

He made the statement while addressing the Former Hospitality Professionals Awards Banquet on the evening of Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Melià Nassau Beach resort, Cable Beach.

The association honoured trailblazers in the tourism and hospitality industry for their hard work and dedication...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Finance Team Attends IDB Meetings in Ecuador - Jul 16, 2019 - 8:50:15 PM



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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest (IDB Governor), Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson (Alternate IDB Governor), Deputy Financial Secretary Cherran O’Brien, and Ministry of Finance Economist Laron Neely are pictured attending the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation, which is being held July 17 to 18, 2019 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Pictured: Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest at the forum; and his team -- Mrs. O'Brien; Mr. Johnson and Mr. Neely (seated behind)...

News : International : Caribbean News

Grenada PM Lauds Joint UWI – Regional Rum Industry Initiative - Jul 16, 2019 - 7:41:09 PM


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Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. The Right Hon. Keith Mitchell has lauded the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the West Indies Open Campus and the regional rum industry grouping - the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA).

Speaking last week during the signing of the MOU in Grenada, the Prime Minister said the initiative, which will see as its first task the development of an online training initiative for the industry, was a great example of the university applying itself to the needs of the productive sector...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Letters of Credence Presented by Bahamas Ambassador to the European Union - Jul 16, 2019 - 6:28:30 PM


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Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union, Her Excellency Maria A. O'Brien presented Letters of Credence formally accrediting her as the Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the European Union on Tuesday, 16 July, 2019.  The Letters of Credence were presented to His Excellency Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, at Europa Building, Brussels, Belgium.  The President of the Council also accepted the Letters of Credence from Ambassador O'Brien on behalf of the President of the European Commission.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: structural fire investigation - 153 fixed penalty notices issued to drivers - Jul 16, 2019 - 5:00:31 PM


Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a fire which destroyed a portion of a home and claimed the life of an adult male Tuesday, 16th July, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, Fire Service Officers responded to a call of a building fire at Sunlight Village off East Street...

Bahamian Politics

DNA Leader on resignation of T. Brent Symonette - Jul 16, 2019 - 4:36:27 PM


Today, for and on behalf of the Bahamian people, the DNA launches its 10 days of Activism demanding transparent, accountable and anti-corrupt governance.

We have assembled here today before this landmark building, the Town Centre Mall, a symbolic landmark of corruption, cronyism, nepotism and conflicts of interest.

Bahamians, we have stepped to an all-time low. Our Government has no shame. Our leaders have no shame...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Goombay Summer Festival 2019 Brings The Sizzle To Summer - Jul 16, 2019 - 4:30:54 PM


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Residents and visitors to Harbour Island got an opportunity to celebrate all things  Bahamian at the Ministry of Tourism’s annual Goombay Summer Festival on Friday July 5th-7th 2019.

Working in collaboration with industry partners in Long Island to extend the itinerary of festivities beginning with the  American Independence celebrations, Ministry of Tourism representatives capitalized on a major opportunity to showcase Bahamian music, food and culture all uniquely packaged to show what Harbour Island has to offer...

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