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News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Sustainable Biodegradable Program Launched on Grand Bahama - Feb 23, 2017 - 5:38:37 PM

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On Friday, February 17th, 2017 the Ministry of Tourism’s Product Development Department, under its Sustainable Tourism focus, launched a year-long Sustainable Biodegradable program dubbed “Reduce Styro and use Bio” during a press conference at the Ministry’s office.

Present for the event were members of the Sustainable Tourism Committee, which consisted of representatives from Keep Grand Bahama Clean, Bahamas National Trust and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers, along with local retailers and wholesalers from the food service industry...

News : International : Caribbean News

ILO Director-General calls on Prime Minister of Jamaica - Feb 23, 2017 - 5:32:30 PM

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Kingston (ILO News) The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder called on The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica, who was accompanied by Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and The Honourable Shahine Robinson, MP, Minister of Labour and Social Security, on 22 February 2017.

The Director-General commended the Government of Jamaica for putting inclusive growth, job creation and decent work at the centre of the work undertaken by the Economic Growth Council and the national strategy of development...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Pan-Hellenic Council calls on Bahamas Governor General - Feb 23, 2017 - 4:33:26 PM

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Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council Executives paid a Courtesy Call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, February 21, to celebrate the Council's 22nd Charter Anniversary. 

Pictured from left: Ricardo P. Deveaux - Charter Council President & First Inductee, Fraternal Hall of Fame; Beverly Wallace-Whitfield - 71-year Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and 2013 Inductee, Fraternal Hall of Fame; Harrison Lockhart - Council President; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Georgette Albury - Council Vice-President...

Bahamian Politics

Dr. Minnis on the "Delay of the Spying Bill" - Feb 23, 2017 - 4:32:14 PM

Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement:

“There should be no doubt that this Government’s effort to introduce their Spy Bill under the cover of night was another effort of the desperate PLP to seize and wield more ill-gotten power. Bahamians everywhere have been subjected to nearly five years of their schemes, their empty rhetoric and series of broken promises. This is nothing new for the PLP; it was this Government that illegally operated the National Intelligence Agency without introducing a bill to legalize it... “

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Ministry of Tourism Airlift Development Team Attends Routes Americas - Feb 23, 2017 - 3:41:30 PM

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Las Vegas, Nevada, was the site of the 2017 Routes Americas conference where airlines, airports and tourism planners recently congregated for nonstop meetings over a two-day period.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Airlift Development Team and its industry partners brought the airlines up-to-date on new developments taking place in The Islands of The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Amy Roberts Primary School students call on Bahamas Governor General - Feb 23, 2017 - 3:13:13 PM

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Grade 6 students and staff of Amy Roberts Primary School, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, paid a courtesy call upon Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Official photo take by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Marilyn Meeres Sworn In as Vice-President of the Industrial Tribunal - Feb 23, 2017 - 2:57:28 PM

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Marilyn Meeres was sworn in as Vice-President of the Industrial Tribunal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, February 22, 2017..

Official photo take by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Grand Bahama

Northern Bahamas BTC Team hosts Massive ‘Love Day Giveaway’ - Feb 23, 2017 - 2:18:57 PM

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Valentine’s Day 2017 was all about showing love to BTC’s customers on Grand Bahama Island. The company’s Northern Bahamas team hosted a massive Love Day Giveway which gave customers access to even more great savings on products and services ranging from the new Samsung J7 and the Hauewii Y3ii to the recently launched Flow TV, Home Phone Plus and Business Phone Plus packages.

“BTC has introduced a ton of amazing new product offerings” explained Marketing & Public Relations manager Lateasha Lord, “and with February being the month of love, BTC decided to show a little MORE love to our very loyal customers and give them a chance to take advantage of some of those products and services”...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau police search for drive-by shooting suspects - 2 dead after traffic accident - Handgun seized, 2 arrested - Feb 23, 2017 - 1:27:26 PM

POLICE SEARCHING FOR TWO SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING

Reports are that shortly before 9:00am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017, two men were driving in a vehicle on Cowpen Road, when two males pulled up in a white Honda Fit vehicle and shot one of them before speeding off. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.

HANDGUN SEIZED, TWO IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Southwestern Division officers took two adult males into custody following the seizure of a handgun on Tuesday 21st February 2017...

Community : Service Organizations

Bahamas Red Cross Society Fair coming March 4th - Feb 23, 2017 - 1:17:06 PM

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Coming soon The Bahamas Red Cross Society Fair 2017 Saturday March 4th, 2-17 from 12 noon - until at Government House Grounds Lower Gardens.

Popcorn, Conch Fritters, Hoop La, Plants, Hamburgers, Bingo, Disco, Games and much more...

"Enjoy Fun filled Family Entertainment"...

Arts & Culture

Transforming Spaces art tour set for April 1st and 2nd - Feb 23, 2017 - 1:08:31 PM

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The Transforming Spaces Committee is finalizing plans for this year’s 13th art tour scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, 2017. The weekend tour will include a morning and afternoon tour on Saturday, and a morning tour on Sunday.

Transforming Spaces has always experimented with its format, but this year they will be returning to the original format of a dedicated guided Bus Tour transporting patrons to and from the various participating galleries which will include: the D’Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF), Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, Hillside House, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), New Providence Art & Antiques (NPAA), and PopopStudios International Centre for Visual Arts (ICVA)...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-day weather forecast starting Thursday, February 23 - Feb 23, 2017 - 12:12:10 PM

This is a public forecast for today and tonight, Thursday 23rd February 2017.

General situation: A broad low pressure system across florida will continue to create unsettled weather across the Bahamas while dragging a cold front through the islands today.

Northwest Bahamas

Weather: Partly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms…gradually clearing by afternoon/evening hours...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Blue Hill Estates Town Meeting Held - Feb 23, 2017 - 11:00:09 AM

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A Blue Hill Estates Town Meeting of Blue Hills residents was held at the Chapel on the Hill, February 20, 2017 to discuss plans for the new Post Office, and also access to Blue Hill Road.

Matters for discussion included: Elimination of access to Baillou Hill Road (Blue Hill Road) from west to east; Plans for New Post Office Building, including 4 storeys (possible basement) and impact on the community; Changes to traffic flow of service road connecting to Tonique Williams Darling Highway; Alternative access to TWD Highway from east to west...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

UB Progressing with Major Initiatives says Smith - Feb 23, 2017 - 10:51:59 AM

Accreditation, capital works, and new academic programmes are among the major initiatives occurring at the University of The Bahamas.

Dr. Rodney Smith, President, said work has already “aggressively” begun on some of the institution’s “most important goals” and highlighted the changes at a Media Information Meeting, February 21, at the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute, University of The Bahamas (UB).

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

UN Small Island Developing States Symposium Delegates Photo - Feb 23, 2017 - 10:41:47 AM

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Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas the Hon. Khaalis Rolle (front centre, grey suit and tie) takes photo with local and international participants, presenters, organisers and stakeholders, during the first day of the United Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Symposium on Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SOMOA Pathway in SIDS, on February 21, 2017, at Melia resort.  United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Mr. Wu Hongbo is to the right of Minister Rolle...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Christie's Remarks at UN Small Island Developing States Symposium in Nassau - Feb 23, 2017 - 10:13:56 AM

As other speakers have noted, the Sustainable Development Goals are transformative. They provide a path by which we can preserve our planet for generations to come. The 17 goals and the accompanying targets are the culmination of important deliberations between nations. They represent a set of goals in which every country can systematically pursue. These goals focus on inclusive development, the elimination of poverty, and hunger, the provision of quality education, clean water and sanitation and the creation of a healthy, safer world. These are ambitious goals but with focused determination and commitment they are realistically achievable.

All of the countries present here today, together with others who could not be here, have committed themselves to an aggressive agenda of sustainable development over the next 15 years. It is critical that the next steps focus on how to achieve these goals, while respecting the unique needs and challenges faced by individual nations...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Registration Numbers Up in Grand Bahama - Feb 23, 2017 - 10:06:42 AM

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Voter registration numbers have increased since nine registration centres have been open in Central and West Grand Bahama, said Cecil Thompson, consultant with the Parliamentary Registration Department during a press conference on Wednesday morning.
      
When the locations were opened in early January of this year, they were done so in or near schools so as to make it easier for parents dropping their children off or picking them up to register.  For the first day, they only registered 90 voters, and after a brief break and restarting their drive, for the week of January 23 to 27, 2017...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Petra Hanna-Weekes Sworn In As Justice of the Supreme Court - Feb 23, 2017 - 9:31:11 AM

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Petra Hanna-Weekes was sworn in as Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

Sales & Promotions

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News : Local

BTC Introduces Creole Menu - Feb 23, 2017 - 4:59:35 AM

BTC has announced that it has upgraded its Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) menu.

In the new upgrade, customers are now able to select Creole as a language preference. To access this new update, customers can dial *200# where they are presented with the option to either select “one” for English or “two” for Creole.

CEO Leon Williams said, “This is another first for BTC and a first for The Bahamas. Today, we have upgraded our USSD menu to include a Creole language option. This new update is reflective of our continued quest to improve the customer experience here at BTC...

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