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BTVI embraces online learning - Sep 20, 2017 - 8:59:48 PM

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Information Technology students at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) now have the opportunity to enroll in online courses.

The institution now offers several online courses including, but not limited to Project Management, Information Technology Fundamentals and Professional Performance.  Also, the entire Information Technology Entry Level certificate program can be completed online within 40-weeks.

Presently, there are 133 students enrolled in online courses at BTVI...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Bahamians in Dominica - Sep 20, 2017 - 8:23:38 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has determined that there are presently three Bahamians living and working in Dominica: two students and a businesswoman.  

In the aftermath of the passage of Hurricane Maria over that island, and in the absence of a formal Bahamas Mission in Dominica, the Ministry has reached out to the sources in the community to determine the Bahamians' precise situation... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government to promote Investment in Aquaculture to meet fisheries demand - Sep 20, 2017 - 7:14:01 PM

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The Government of The Bahamas will promote investments in aquaculture, mariculture and modern sea farming strategies.

It will undertake a study of the country’s marine resources with a view to creating opportunities for the artificial propagation and enhancement of local fish stocks to assist in addressing growing demands for fish and aquaculture products, regionally and globally, and the ‘steep rise’ in the importation of fish and fisheries products over the last decade...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Foulkes Highlights Importance of a Bahamas National Productivity Council - Sep 20, 2017 - 4:31:09 PM

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“We have a commitment to make The Bahamas a better place to work and live for every Bahamian worker,” said Minister of Labour Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes while officially opening the National Tripartite Council Productivity Legislation two-day-workshop, September 20, 2017 at the Department of Labour.
 
“That is why the establishment of a Bahamian National Productivity Council is important for the future development of The Bahamas,” said Minister Foulkes...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Cabinet Office Notice: Closure of Businesses in The South Eastern Bahamas - Sep 20, 2017 - 4:24:54 PM

Due to the proximity of Hurricane Maria and the forecasted weather associated with the storm which is expected to impact the SOUTH EASTERN BAHAMAS, the Cabinet Office announced the closure of all Government offices, except for essential services, at 5:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 for those islands only in the South Eastern Bahamas until further notice.

Based on the intensity of the storm residents are advised to heed the warnings issued by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Department of Meteorology, and stay tuned for further updates...

Bahamas Weather

Alert #10 - Hurricane Warning for Southeast Bahamas, Hurricane Alert for Central Bahamas - Sep 20, 2017 - 3:49:20 PM

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…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA IS NOW OFFSHORE OF THE NORTHWESTERN COAST OF PUERTO RICO…

HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF MAYAGUANA, INAGUA, CROOKED ISLAND, ACKLINS, LONG CAY, SAMANA CAY AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE AFFECTING OR CAN AFFECT THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS WITHIN 36 HOURS.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis Outlines Risks of Climate Change at Fisheries Conference - Sep 20, 2017 - 3:47:50 PM

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Climate Change is now one of the most fundamental development challenges facing countries of the African, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) grouping, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Wednesday.
 
Addressing the Opening Session of the 5th Meeting of ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Ministers In Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture at Melia Nassau Beach resort, Prime Minister Minnis said various climate models suggest damage from natural disasters have increased sharply and that: “such damage is likely to worsen, especially from flooding...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis Remarks Hurricane Maria - Sep 20, 2017 - 1:52:18 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas - Statement on Hurricane Maria Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 Office of the Prime Minister Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre 8:00 P.M.:

Statement on Hurricane Maria by Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minni,s Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 at Office of the Prime Minister Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre 8:00 P.M:

Fellow Citizens and Residents:  

I thought it necessary to speak to the country once again, to remind Bahamians and residents that we are still in a very active hurricane season, with especially strong storms...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Storm surge and flood warnings in Hurricane Maria - Sep 20, 2017 - 1:04:41 PM

Excessive flooding can be expected as Hurricane Maria has the potential to produce rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches over the Turks and Caicos Islands and 2 to 4 inches over the Southeast Bahamas.

Residents in coastal and low-lying areas are urged to take the necessary precautions ahead of the storm.

A dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves will raise water levels by as much as 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels, near and to the north of the centre of Maria as it passes the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeast Bahamas...

Entertainment

1 Month 2 big events: Aliv Hope Gala Ball & Aliv Pink Party - Sep 20, 2017 - 11:48:02 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - One month, two huge events, On October 7th, you won't want to miss Bahamas International recording artist Julien Believe at the Aliv Pink Party at the Canal House...

Then, on October 21st, it's the Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage of Prime Minister The Hon Dr. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis. The event will be hosted by Karaoke King, Demetrius and features live music by Grand Bahama's favorite multi-genre band, Uppercut 242...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis at 5th Meeting of ACP Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture - Sep 20, 2017 - 11:18:58 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister Commonwealth of The Bahamas at Fifth ACP Ministers In-Charge of Fisheries & Aquaculture Meeting Melia Hotel Convention Centre 20 September, 2017 Cable Beach 8:30 a.m:

Honourable Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen...

I am delighted to offer welcoming remarks at the opening of the Fifth ACP Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture meeting.  On behalf of the Government and the people of The Bahamas we are pleased to welcome you to our shores...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NTA/ILM Partnering with the Defence Force for Leadership and Management Training - Sep 20, 2017 - 10:37:41 AM

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The National Training Agency (NTA) commenced its first Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level III Diploma Course in Leadership and Management on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at its ILM Approved Centre, Gladstone Road and Munnings Drive.

The first government entity to partner with the Agency in this effort is the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.  In attendance at the program launch was Senior Lieutenant of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Origin Deleveaux.  Also present were Executive Director of the National Training Agency, Gadville McDonald and Coordinator and Administrator of the Institute of Leadership and Management, Aleyenne Johnson, with other senior officials from both NTA and RBDF...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Wednesday, September 20th - Sep 20, 2017 - 9:40:20 AM

This is the Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Wednesday 20th September 2017 issued by the Bahamas department of meteorology at 6am

General situation: A mid to upper level trough remains across the Northwest Bahamas enhancing convective activity mainly across the Northwest and Central islands through tonight.

Special warnings: A hurricane watch remains in effect for the Southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Mariners should be alert for the potential of waterspouts along with moderate to large ocean swells...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Lombard Odier Executives pay courtesy call on Minister Symonette - Sep 20, 2017 - 9:11:06 AM

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Lombard Odier & Cie (Bahamas) Ltd. executives paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, recently, at the Ministry.  Pictured from left: Angelique Sawyer, Ministry of Financial Services; Latonia Symonette Tinker, Consultant, Ministry of Financial Services; Sherrylee Smith, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Financial Services; Minister Brent Symonette; Raquel Wilson, Legal Officer and Vice-President, Lombard Odier; and David Garrido, Group General Counsel, Executive Vice-President/Lombard Odier...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

RBPF: Police seek public’s help in locating Kyle Farrington & Shaquille Austin of Nassau wanted for murder - Sep 19, 2017 - 11:30:42 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in finding two men who are wanted for questioning reference to a number recent murders.

The first suspect is 25 – year old Kyle Farrington of Sequoia Street, Pinewood
Gardens...

The second suspect is 26 – year old Shaquille Austin of Williams Lane off Kemp Road....

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Southern Bahamas urged to begin Preparations for Maria - Sep 19, 2017 - 11:24:09 PM

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Residents of the Southern Bahamas were urged Tuesday (September 18) to begin their hurricane preparations as there is a chance that they could experience some effects of Hurricane Maria within the next 60 hours.
 
Hurricane Maria was a dangerous Category 5 storm as of Tuesday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour.
 
The ferocious storm caused extensive devastation in Dominica.  Initial reports coming out of Dominica are of “widespread devastation.” Landslides, triggered by persistent rain, also caused extensive damage in Dominica...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamasair Change in Schedule - Mayaguana and Providenciales - Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19:07 PM

Bahamasair wishes to advise the traveling public that due to the movement of Hurricane Maria, our scheduled flights to Mayaguana and Providenciales, in the Turk & Caicos Islands have been rescheduled.

Due to the closure of the Providenciales International Airport on Wednesday at 8PM, our regularly scheduled Thursday flight will now depart Nassau on Wednesday 19th September at 1:30pm...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau:Man on bail for armed robbery arrested for stolen vehicle - Two males in custody for drug possession - Sep 19, 2017 - 7:45:19 PM

Man on bail for armed robbery arrested for stolen vehicle: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two men into custody after they were found in possession of a stolen vehicle on Tuesday 19th September 2017...

Two males in custody for drug possession: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two men into custody for two separate dangerous drugs seizures on Tuesday 19th September 2017...

Bahamas Weather

Alert #3 - Hurricane Watch Issued for Southeast Bahamas and Turks & Caicos - Sep 19, 2017 - 6:19:53 PM

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The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Hurricane Watch for the Southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, as the dangerous Hurricane Maria eyes those islands, which were already impacted by Hurricane Irma a week ago.

This means that residents in those islands: Inagua, Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana, Long Cay, Samana Cay And The Turks And Caicos Islands can expect hurricane conditions within 48 hours from Hurricane Maria, forecast to remain a category 4/5 storm over the next two days...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspect arraigned - Sep 19, 2017 - 3:43:28 PM

Donnalee Musgrove age 50 years of Blue Marina, South Bahamia was arraigned on Tuesday 19th September 2017, before Magistrate Renkin Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 on (10) counts of Stealing by Reason of Service. She pleaded not guilty to all charges and the matter was adjourned to Wednesday 29th November 2017 for trial. She was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in New Providence...

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