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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Photos of State-Recognized Funeral of Former Senator Edwin Brown‏ - Feb 7, 2016 - 11:50:01 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - Honourable Senators both Government and Opposition including Attorney General and Leader of Government Business in the Senate the Hon. Allyson Maynard, and Leader of Opposition Business the Hon. Carl Bethel, Members of Parliament, and Cabinet Ministers led by Acting Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, and Opposition Leader the Hon. Hubert Minnis, attended the state-recognized funeral of former Senator Edwin Brown at Bethel Baptist Church, Friday, February 5, 2016. 

The Hon. Carl Bethel led Opposition Senate Members in a march from the Senate to the church with the procession and the former member's body. Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau police seek suspects for 3 armed robberies - Man shot in resort area - 11 arrests - Feb 7, 2016 - 11:13:42 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Seek suspects in three armed robberies: Police are asking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for three armed robberies that occurred on Saturday 6th February 2016...

Investigating a shooting incident: According to reports, shortly after 1:00am on Sunday 7th February 2016, a man was in the area of a resort in western New Providence, when he was shot...

Opportunities

Contestants Being Sought for Revamped Miss Bahamas Pageants - Feb 7, 2016 - 10:46:47 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The 2016 Miss Bahamas pageants will be unlike any before them, and contestants are being sought across the country to be a part of this ground breaking new event. For the first time, the national beauty competitions will incorporate an interactive Reality TV Series in which the viewing public will act as a judge, determining which contestants will move on to compete in the finale of the Miss World Bahamas and Miss Bahamas (Universe & Earth) competitions, set for July 24.

While this concept is new to The Bahamas, it is not new to pageantry worldwide. Several national competitions have already moved to the TV show format in an effort to reach a larger audience...

Arts & Culture

2016, 2017 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Dates Set - Feb 7, 2016 - 8:07:38 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) is pleased to announce the official dates for the 2016 and 2017 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. Intense planning is underway for the 2016 event, which is intended to be even better than the inaugural event: The Grand Bahama Carnival Kick Off is scheduled for April 15-16, 2016 at Taino Beach, Grand Bahama, and the main event for May 5-7, 2016 at Da Cultural Village in Nassau.

The BNFC has made a concerted effort to implement lessons learned from the inaugural year in order to improve the overall event experience, strengthen the marketing, generate greater economic impact for small businesses...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

4.5 million dollar drug bust in Grand Bahama Island - Feb 7, 2016 - 8:01:52 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - Reports are that on Sunday 7th February 2016 shortly after 12:00pm, a team of Law Enforcement Officers consisting of Police, Bahamas Customs and U.S counterparts, acting on information, while at the Freeport Container Port, searched a container where they discovered five black duffle bags containing a total of 161 packages of suspected cocaine. The suspected drugs has an estimated street value of 4.5 million dollars.

No arrest was made in this matter, active police investigation is ongoing...

Arts & Culture

Finalists for Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Competition Announced - Feb 7, 2016 - 7:12:50 PM

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15 Artists, 20 Songs vie for $20,000 grand prize


NASSAU, The Bahamas, [7 February 2016] – The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) congratulates the contestants in the 2016 Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Song Competition as they embark on a journey to Music Masters stardom. Seventeen Bahamian musicians, fielding 20 songs, will vie for the $20,000 grand prize at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2016. Their demos were selected by a panel of judges as the best of the best and now they will proceed to walk the road to carnival...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau police take 11 illegal firearms out the hands of criminals in 24-hour period - Feb 7, 2016 - 2:50:33 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police continue to rid the streets in the country of illegal firearms with the seizure of another handgun by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team during an operation on Saturday 6th February 2016.

This makes a total of 11 firearms taken out of the hands of criminals throughout the country in just 24 hours.

Around 6:30pm officers from the Selective Enforcement Team acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located on Fritz Lane...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Remains Zika Free - Feb 7, 2016 - 12:36:55 PM

Tourism sector implementing preventative measures

NASSAU, Bahamas (February 5, 2015) -- As the Zika virus continues to spread rapidly across the Caribbean, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) and local industry partners have put several preventative measures in place and are working closely together to ensure that visitors are fully aware of the country’s health status.

To date, there have been no reported cases of the mosquito-borne virus in any Islands of The Bahamas...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Man shot dead at Irish Springs Close, Nassau - Feb 7, 2016 - 12:33:13 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the suspects responsible for a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Saturday 6th February 2016.

Reports are that shortly after 10:30pm, a man was involved in an altercation with two men at Irish Springs Close off John Chipman Street, when he was shot. The two suspects fled in a white Honda vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-day weather forecast starting Sunday, February 7th - Feb 7, 2016 - 11:38:10 AM

Bahamas public forecast today and tonight Sunday 7th February 2016

General situation: A developing low pressure system along with a cold front will move across the Northwest and Central Bahamas today producing unsettled weather and wind gusts up to gale force.

Special warnings: Small craft operators should remain in port in the Northwest and Central Bahamas and beachgoers should remain onshore due to rough surf conditions and gale force winds...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Royal Bahamas Police Force Annual Church Service & Parade will be held February 7th - Feb 7, 2016 - 9:22:53 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Royal Bahama Police Force, Grand Bahama and the Northern District Annual Church Service and Parade will be held at 2:00pm, on Sunday 7th February 2016 at the Church of God Temple, Peach Tree Street, Freeport, Grand Bahama. In attendance will be the Commissioner of Police, Senior Assistant

Commissioner Grand Bahama & Northern Bahamas District, Members of the Senior Executive Leadership Team, Law Enforcement and Uniform Branches including the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Bahamas Customs, Bahamas Immigration and Road Traffic Department...

Sales & Promotions : Bahamas Dining Guide

Upstairs on the Bay Valentine's Dinner available from Friday Feb. 12th - Sunday, Feb. 14th - Feb 7, 2016 - 5:07:43 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Upstairs on the Bay wants to Make Your Love Sizzle!

Valentine's Dinner is available from Friday February 12th through Sunday, Feb. 14th

Enjoy a 10 oz. New York Strip Steak; OR a 12 oz. Rib Eye Steak; OR a
Grilled Lobster Tail Served...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Grand Bahama police seize large haul of firearms & ammunition - Feb 7, 2016 - 12:52:14 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Excellent work by officers of Grand Bahama resulted in the discovery of a number of firearms and ammunition in the Freeport area.

Reports are that on Saturday 6th February 2016 shortly before 11:00am, officers while on mobile patrol in the Freeport area, observed a male who upon seeing the officers fled the area leaving his vehicle. He was later captured and returned to his vehicle where an illegal firearm was discovered.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Bahamas & IDB Launch Public Survey in New Providence - Feb 6, 2016 - 4:56:52 PM

The Government of The Bahamas, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), recently launched the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) for Nassau.

As a core component of the ESCI Nassau Programme, the Government of The Bahamas and the IDB are pleased to inform the public that teams from Adworks Bahamas will be conducting household surveys in communities throughout New Providence between February 29 and March 11, 2016. Enumerators will be clearly identified with official company identification.

Arts & Culture : National Art Gallery (NAGB)

NAGB: Both sides of the coin - Feb 6, 2016 - 2:06:47 PM

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There are currently more than 200 works by Brent Malone on display at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), and they all tell the story of a man who was not only a prolific artist, but one whose life was peppered with twists and turns.

The exhibition’s name, Reincarnation, alludes to rebirth and renewal, and is telling of Malone’s experiences recovering from alcohol and drug misuse as well as episodes of depression. As they move through the NAGB...

Arts & Culture

‘Eleuthera…All that Jazz’ named one of region’s best for 2016 - Feb 6, 2016 - 2:02:27 PM

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USA Today named ‘Eleuthera…All that Jazz’ one of the Caribbean’s best music festivals for 2016.

Take your pick from jazz and blues to techno, reggae and soul and you’ll find a music festival in the Caribbean that will keep your toes tapping and your hips swaying. Check out our musical calendar and snag a front row seat at the Caribbean’s longest running jazz festival in St. Lucia, get groovy to soul sounds on the beach in Aruba, blues on the beach in Nevis and rock all night to a reggae beat in Jamaica.

‘Eleuthera…All that Jazz’ is a big festival on the small island with miles of pink sandy beaches featuring music for a good cause with profits from ticket sales donated to the local Haynes Library...

Arts & Culture

Bahamian artist to be honoured by Atlanta Black Arts Festival - Feb 6, 2016 - 1:55:33 PM

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Bahamian artist Lillian Blades was just named a 2016 Visual Artist Award Honoree for Atlanta’s National Black Arts Festival’s (NBAF) Fine Art + Fashion event on March 17, 2016. This is the 10th anniversary celebration of this prestigious event where lovers of art and fashion, including some 400+ donors and collectors, come together as a benefit for NBAF.

Every year, the NBAF honours distinguished and accomplished visual artists at this event and this year is no different. In addition to Blades, noted African-American photographer and jewelry designer Coreen Simpson has also been named an honouree...

Community

Horticultural Society of the Bahamas Plant Sale returns February 13th - Feb 6, 2016 - 1:35:01 PM


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Plant lovers are gearing up for the much anticipated “Horticultural Society of the Bahamas" (HSB) Annual Plant Sale set for Saturday, February 13, from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Bahamas National Trust's headquarters, The Retreat, Gardens, Village Road, opposite Queen’s College.

Plants range in price from a dollar to more than $100, depending on size and rarity. A huge section of $5 or less plants draws a crowd each year. HSB members grow the plants and label them for sale with 10 per cent of the sale price going to the HSB...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

Haiti: Agreement for Peaceful Transition of Government Accomplished - Feb 6, 2016 - 1:20:26 PM

The Special Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti which began on Sunday, January 31 is now completed.

Twenty two hours before the end of President Michel Martelly's term without an elected President to succeed him, an agreement was reached for a transitional government. Late on February 5th, President Martelly officially signed the agreement with President Jocelerme Privert and Vice-President Cholzer Chancy of the National Assembly...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama - Man shot in Eight Mile Rock - Feb 6, 2016 - 8:38:55 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Reports are that on Friday 5th February 2016 shortly after 7:00pm, a male while in the Hanna Hill, Eight Mile Rock area, was reportedly shot several times to the body by an unknown male clad in black. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital by ambulance where he was seen by doctor and is said to be listed in serious but stable condition.

Police are appealing to the general public for anyone with any information that can assist with this investigation to call them at telephone numbers at the Central Detective Unit Office in Grand Bahama at 350-3106 thru 12

News : International

Bahamas Discusses Small Business Development Assistance with the OAS - Feb 6, 2016 - 8:29:52 AM

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WASHNGTON, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), and His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Thursday, February 4, 2016, met with Director Maryse Roberts and Ms. Renee Penco of the OAS Department of Economic Development to discuss assistance towards the potential establishment of a Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) in The Bahamas.

The OAS Project to help expand the US’s Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) model throughout the Caribbean is funded by the US OAS Mission. The initial phase of the project was launched in 2012 and was executed in five countries: Barbados, Belize, Dominican, Jamaica and Saint Lucia...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM Davis opens Arts and Craft Centre in Grand Bahama - Feb 6, 2016 - 8:24:54 AM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis said Bahamians should be the creators, custodians and purveyors of their culture.

The Member of Parliament for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador was the featured speaker at the official opening of the Grand Bahama Arts and Craft Centre, Thursday, February 4.

He told the large audience assembled that it is their solemn duty to stop any further erosion of the Bahamian cultural heritage and expressions...

Community

Bahamas Social Media Summit coming to Freeport April 5th, 2016 - Feb 6, 2016 - 7:17:09 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Bahamas Social Media Summit 2016 has just been announced during a rotary tour by experienced speaker and seminar promoter Mitch Carson and David Mackey, creative director and president of Mackey Media Ltd. The event is scheduled to take place April 5th, 2016 at Grand Lucayan. Under the theme, ‘ Maximizing profits through Social Media,’ Bahamas Social Media Summit 2016 is a partnership between Mitch Carson and Mackey Media Ltd. The April 5th event is the first of four events planned for Grand Bahama Island during 2016.

This first of four Bahamas Social Media Summit events will feature five international presenters, one Bahamian and a guest presenter.  Mr. Mackey stated; "We believe that through our Bahamas Social Media Summit series, 'Educational Tourism' will...

Community

Reiss Engineering Gives Back to the Ranfurly Homes for Children - Feb 6, 2016 - 6:33:52 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas – 5 February 2016 – The Ranfurly Homes for Children received a $5,000 donation from Reiss Engineering Ltd. to help fund the many needs of the non-charitable home for needy children.

The Ranfurly Homes for Children has been a safe haven for thousands of Bahamian children since 1956. The Home provides a safe, structured environment for children who have been orphaned, abused, neglected or abandoned...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

Abaco: Armed robbery at local resort -- Drugs found - Feb 5, 2016 - 11:16:38 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - Found Drugs: Reports are that on Thursday 4th February 2016 shortly after 11:00am, Officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station while in the Mudd with other government officials, discovered in an unfinished wooden structure, a plastic bag containing a large amount of grassy substance suspected to be marijuana...

Attempted armed robbery: Reports are that on Thursday 4th February 2016 shortly before 11:00pm, a female employee of a business establishment and a male security officer, while at a local resort were accosted by a male brandishing a firearm who demanded cash and discharge his firearm hitting the male security officer in the upper arm...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Governor General Pays Her Respects to Former Senator, the Hon. Edwin "Wyke" Brown‏ - Feb 5, 2016 - 9:04:32 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, signed the Book of Condolences and paid last respects to former Senator, the Hon. Edwin “Wyke” Brown, MBE, JP, who lies-in-state at the Senate Building, Thursday, February 4, 2016. 

A State-Recognized Funeral is scheduled to be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street, on Friday, February 5, 2016...

News : International

Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta participates in immigration Workshop - Feb 5, 2016 - 6:43:13 PM

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ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle was one of the Atlanta-based members of the Caribbean Consular Corps who participated in an Immigration and Citizenship Workshop sponsored by the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia and the Caribbean Association of Georgia at the Don Janelle in Decatur, Georgia, on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

Other members of the Caribbean Consular Corps who also provided passport information for their respective countries included Dr. Edward Layne, Barbados; Ms. Jewel Scott, Jamaica...

News : International

Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta attends luncheon hosted by co-founder of Poitier Global Training Institute - Feb 5, 2016 - 6:39:37 PM

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ATLANTA, Georgia - Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy Rolle (right) is pictured at a luncheon hosted Mrs. Jeanne S. Hollis (left), co-founder of Poitier Global Training Institute, on Friday, January 29, at Davios Northern Italian Steakhouse in downtown Atlanta for members of the College of the Bahamas (COB) culinary team that competed in the Southeast Regional Culinary Competitions held at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta January 29-31, 2016.

Also pictured are Chef Mario Adderley (second from left), CC, MBA, an assistant professor and Head of Department for Food and Beverage at The College of the Bahamas...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau: 3 more guns seized and several detained in islandwide anti-crime operation - Recover vehicle taken during armed robbery - Feb 5, 2016 - 5:27:51 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Three more guns seized and several detained in islandwide anti-crime operation:Police are reporting more success under their 'Anti-Crime Operation' led by officers from the Selective Enforcement Team with the arrest of 11 individuals, the seizure of three guns and a quantity of marijuana in the past 24 hours...

Recover vehicle taken during armed robbery: According to reports on Thursday 4th February 2016 officers from the Southwestern Division went to a bushy area in Abbeys Close...

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