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Last Updated: May 21, 2019 - 4:42:24 PM


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister outlines plans to enhance lives of Bahamians - May 21, 2019 - 4:30:32 PM


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Making good on his promise to impact the lives of Bahamians, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis outlined areas of transformation, in an address to the nation, toward this end.

It was his third National Address for 2019, delivered on Monday, May 20; and the final in a series of such reports, in which he outlined land reform, renewable energy and modernization of public services in a digital global world...

“These reports are intended to provide updates on how your government is working for you...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Government Joint Agency Committee Heads to Acklins Island - May 21, 2019 - 4:25:40 PM


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In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Department of Forestry, Department of Cooperatives, Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), The Bahamas Environment Science & Technology (BEST) Commission, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute (CARDI) and other strategic partners, and in continuation of fulfilling its mandate to expand the Bahamian economy, The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) again travels to Acklins and Crooked Island to accompany its partners as the industrialization of Cascarilla project progresses... 

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Treat yourself this weekend at The Grand Lucayan - May 21, 2019 - 4:00:35 PM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - TREAT YOURSELF THIS WEEKEND
SUSHI Every Friday & Saturday 6pm - 10pm at CAPRI A LA CARTE FINE DINING
FRIDAY NIGHT BUFFET 6pm - 10pm at PORTOBELLOS
SUNDAY BRUNCH 12noon - 4pm at PORTOBELLOS
Children under 5 EAT FREE at buffets.

Special Room Rates available.

Make your appointment at SENSES SPA for your treatment.
Packages available.  Inquire about our Spa Parties...

Community

UB Honours Outstanding Achievement Three-Way Tie for Top Award - May 21, 2019 - 3:55:09 PM


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A father of two and a UB Mingoes student-athlete tied with a Psychology major to receive the award for the highest cumulative GPA in the 2019 Commencement Class of University of The Bahamas (UB).

UB honoured 62 outstanding leaders and exceptional achievers at the Spring 2019 Awards Ceremony on Monday, 20th May at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks: Prime Minister Minnis' Third National Report for 2019 - May 21, 2019 - 3:14:32 PM


National Report The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister Commonwealth of the Bahamas (delivered on Monday, May 20, 2019)...
 
Fellow Citizens and Residents: Since January I have addressed you in two National Reports.

These reports are intended to provide updates on how your government is working for you.

It is one of my most important responsibilities to inform the Bahamian people as to how your Government is working to improve the daily lives and livelihoods of citizens and residents...

News : International : Caribbean News

OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to Haiti - May 21, 2019 - 3:00:06 PM


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David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today visited Haiti, where he met with President Jovenel Moise and other senior government officials including Prime Minister Designate Jean Michel Lapin, Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond, and Minister of Finance Ronald Decembre to promote U.S. investment and discuss enhanced security cooperation...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamian Vocalists Shine at Beijing Expo - May 21, 2019 - 2:35:14 PM


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BEIJING, The People's Republic of China -- Bahamian vocalists shone brightly on stage at the Guirui Theatre, on May 19, 2019, as Julien "Believe" Thompson, Freddie Munnings, Jr., and Angel Reckley electrified the audience at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 (Beijing Expo), in Yanqing District, The People's Republic of China. The vocalists are three of the members of a team of visiting musicians, who will be performing a number of live performances in Beijing.

The Bahamas Ambassador to the People's Republic of China His Excellency Sterling R.L. Quant brought Opening Remarks before the performance...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of the Environment and Housing: Plastics and Styrofoam Ban - Abaco Visit - May 21, 2019 - 12:20:04 PM


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The Ministry of the Environment and Housing will host a series of events in Abaco, this Thursday-Saturday for the upcoming Plastics and Styrofoam Ban.

See enclosed upcoming events in Abaco...

Sports

Justin Roberts receives collegiate leadership and sportsmanship award - May 21, 2019 - 11:00:53 AM


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College senior Justin Roberts who played for the Arizona Sun Devils this past season was awarded the Southwest region Arthur Ashe Leadership &
Sportsmanship Award  by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) this past weekend.

Roberts who hails from The Bahamas  has been a very impactful player and was the only senior on the Arizona tennis team. Justin singles record was 10-8  in 2019, primarily at the number three spot for the Sun Devils...

Community

BTC and C.H. Reeves Recognize Top Achievers - May 21, 2019 - 10:30:03 AM


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BTC teamed up with C.H. Reeves to recognize its top Mathematics students and its students that received top scores in last year’s BJC examinations.

C.H. Reeves Principal, Greta Brown said, “It takes a village to raise a child, and we are thankful that BTC chose to partner with us as we recognize and promote excellence. Our students have done exceptionally well and we were happy that BTC assisted with providing trophies to recognize them.”...

Sales & Promotions

Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos - May 21, 2019 - 10:20:24 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Kick-start your weekend by joining us at Portobellos for a buffet every Friday night for authentic island  flavors and classic Bahamian cuisine.

Choose from our extensive menu selections while enjoying live entertainment at Grand Lucayan’s Friday Night Buffet.

Every Friday from 6pm-10pm | Contact 242-373-1333 for further information...

Community

Lupus 242 Celebrates World Lupus Day With A POP UP Run/Walk - May 21, 2019 - 10:15:43 AM


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On Friday May 10th, World Lupus Day, runners took to the streets in purple participating in a POP Up Run/Walk in memory of lupus fighter Crystal Stubbs. Proceeds from the event benefitted Lupus 242, a local non-profit organization providing support and information for persons in The Bahamas living with lupus.  

 Three years ago the first POP UP Run/Walk had 30 participants. This year, the event attracted more than 100 participants including 70 employees from Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited. The four-mile run/walk started at Goodman’s Bay to Sandals Resort and back...

Community

Lyford Cay 2019 Graduates gain admission to Top Universities Around The World - May 21, 2019 - 9:40:44 AM


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Since  1962,  Lyford  Cay  International  School  (LCIS)  has  been  known  for  its  standard  of  academic  excellence.  LCIS  graduates  go  on  to  attend  the  top  colleges  and  universities around the world, acquiring millions of dollars in academic scholarships in the process. The class  of  2019  is  no  exception.  Students  set  to  graduate  this  year  from  LCIS  gained  admission to a number of prestigious tertiary institutions in North America and Europe.

All  of  this  year’s  LCIS  graduates  will  matriculate  to  college  or  university.  LCIS  graduates  received  admission  to  top-tier  US  schools  such  as  The  ​Massachusetts  ​Institute  of Technology...

News : New Providence

Bahamas Waste presented appreciation plaque by Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend - May 21, 2019 - 9:00:57 AM


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With more than a decade of partnership between them, the relationship between Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend and New Providence’s leading waste management company is primed for even greater things. During a special ceremony held last week, Bahamas Waste Ltd. was awarded a plaque of appreciation to commemorate its long-time sponsorship of the annual event.

“Bahamas Waste has been with us since the very beginning,” explained Assistant Race Director, Tonique Williams who praised the company for its consistent support over the past ten years.

News : International

OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to Jamaica - May 21, 2019 - 8:50:07 AM


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David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, yesterday visited Jamaica, where he met with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other senior government officials to promote U.S. investment and discuss enhanced security cooperation in Jamaica and across the Caribbean.

During his visit, Bohigian met with local business leaders and energy companies to explore opportunities for investment and partnership. He also met representatives of Jamaica Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank to discuss opportunities for collaboration on shared development objectives in Jamaica and the greater Caribbean...

Opportunities

HGTV Seeking Expat Buyers and Real Estate Agents in Nassau and Exuma - May 21, 2019 - 8:30:14 AM


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Have you realized that it is possible and more affordable than you expected to own and enjoy a piece of island living? Want to help showcase the idyllic paradise, vibrant culture, and laid back, friendly lifestyle that is The Bahamas? We want to hear from you!
In particular, expats who have recently purchased or are in escrow in Nassau,  New Providence, or Exuma.

We are also looking for real estate agents for the show!

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons

RBPF Missing: 13 yr. old Angel Knowles of Nassau, Bahamas - May 21, 2019 - 7:30:16 AM


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Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a juvenile female who has been reported missing by family members. 

Missing is Angel Knowles, age 13 years of #10 Kendall Avenue, South Beach. Angel reportedly, left home shortly before 9:00pm on Sunday, 19th May, 2019 and has not been seen or heard from since...

Bahamas Weather

News Item on Subtropical Storm Andrea at 6AM - May 21, 2019 - 6:00:58 AM


NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00AM TUESDAY 21ST MAY 2019.

…SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA MAINTAINING A NORTHWARD MOTION OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC…

Sales & Promotions

Come and enjoy delicious Authentic Bahamian and American Cuisine at The Sandpiper Beach Bar & Grill - May 20, 2019 - 10:15:22 PM


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The Sandpiper Beach Bar & Grill at Coral Beach Hotel invites you to come on out and enjoy delicious Authentic Bahamian and American Cuisine in a beautiful oceanfront setting.  Choose from dishes such as Stir Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Caesar, Conch Fritters, Mahi Mahi Caesar, Stuffed Burger, Cracked Conch, Grilled Lobster,  Loaded Fries and more! Enjoy with your favorite Bahamian beverages.

Check out hour Happy Hour from 4pm - 7pm

Sandpiper Bar & Grill  open Sun - Thurs 11am - 8pm/ Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm...

News : New Providence

OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to Bahamas - May 20, 2019 - 9:30:50 PM


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David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today visited the Bahamas, where he met with Prime Minister Hubert Minnis to promote U.S. investment and discuss enhanced security cooperation in the Bahamas and across the Caribbean.

Earlier in his visit, Bohigian met with local business leaders to explore investment opportunities and highlight priority sectors for OPIC in the region...

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