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Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Jan. 19th - Jan 19, 2019 - 8:00:05 AM

This is the Bahamas 3 day ppublic forecast for today and tonight, Saturday, 19th January, 2019.

General situation:
Weak high pressure will shift east of the islands ahead of an approaching cold front, while a surface trough across the Southeast Bahamas will enhance shower activity across the area.

Area: all areas

Weather: Variably cloudy and warm with the chance of a few isolated showers mainly in the Southeast Bahamas, becoming partly cloudy and cool at night...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigate shooting incident - illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered - Jan 19, 2019 - 7:00:16 AM

Police investigate shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Friday, 18th January, 2019, which left an adult male with injuries.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, a male was walking through a track road off Dumping Ground Corner, when he heard multiple gunshots and realized that he had been shot...

Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered: Police have recovered three illegal firearms and a quantity of dangerous drugs, in three separate incidents, and have taken two adult males into custody...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS and El Salvador Sign Agreement for Electoral Observation Mission - Jan 18, 2019 - 6:30:45 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) and El Salvador today signed an agreement for the deployment of an Electoral Observation Mission to the February 3 presidential elections.

The Permanent Representative of El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Calles, highlighted the contribution of the Observation Missions to the strengthening of democracy in the country. “The participation of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission is very valuable for El Salvador for the learning process they bring, because we are improving the electoral process election by election,” said Ambassador Calles...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Pop-Up Farmers Market to Recommence at Gladstone Road Location - Jan 18, 2019 - 5:01:35 PM

Executive Chairman, Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Michael Foulkes announced that the Pop-Up Farmers Market will commence again at the Gladstone Road location, Saturday, January 19, 2019.

“We started 2018, with just under 100 active farmers in the program and we were most fortunate, as we ended the year 2018, with about 220 farmers in the program,” Mr. Foulkes said during a press conference at the Corporation’s headquarters Friday, January 18, 2019...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis congratulates JCN ‘Persons of the Year’ - Jan 18, 2019 - 4:44:38 PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis delivered congratulatory remarks during a ceremony honouring two leading clergymen who were named the Jones Communications Network Persons of the Year.

The ceremony was held Friday, January 18, 2019 at Jones Communications Media Center on University Boulevard, where Wendall Jones, CEO, bestowed the ‘Person of the Year’ title upon Rev. Dr. Timothy Stewart, and Pastor Leonard Johnson.

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling presented each honouree with a plaque saluting his contribution to nation building and the religious community...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Southern Recreation Grounds Redevelopment: PM & RBC Look at Concept and Plans - Jan 18, 2019 - 1:05:56 PM

Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis on Thursday led a site visit of historic Southern Recreation Grounds, which is being redeveloped under The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative. Royal Bank of Canada employees raised and donated $10,000 towards the green technology aspect of the development. The Prime Minister is pictured explaining the concept to Rob Johnston, head of Caribbean Banking, RBC; and Nathaniel Beneby, Managing Director RBC Bahamas.

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks by BAIC Executive Chairman Michael Foulkes on First Pop Up Market for the Year - Jan 18, 2019 - 12:50:45 PM

Enclosed are remarks by BAIC Chairman Michael Foulkes on the First Pop Up Market for the Year:

Mr. Benjamin Rahming, General Manager; Ms. Debbie Strachan, Sr. Deputy General Manager...

Good morning. 

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of our Pop-Up Farmers Market, this coming Saturday, 19th January, 2019.  We are excited about this as it is the beginning of our second Season, and it will be at Gladstone Road from 8am to 3pm...

News : International

Bahamian recognised as Leading Young Peacebuilder by European Commission - Jan 18, 2019 - 12:08:24 PM

Jasper has been named a One Young World and European Commission Peace Ambassador – an initiative developed to accelerate the efforts of young leaders in preventing and countering violent extremism, building peace, and promoting conflict resolution globally.

Jasper is a programmes Director for Rights Bahamas, she promotes individual rights and the rule of law, educating young people in building campaigns that support human rights and gender equality...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Another Tech company to open offices in Grand Bahama - Jan 18, 2019 - 11:21:52 AM

The Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama has made another step towards its goal of transforming Grand Bahama into a Technology Hub, not just in The Bahamas, but also in the region.

Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson welcomed the Principals of DevDigital Software, during a press conference at OPM on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

“They are in the final step to their operation, which is obtaining a license from the Grand Bahama Port Authority,” said Minister Thompson...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearm recovered - - Jan 18, 2019 - 8:00:16 AM

Police investigates armed robbery: Police on the Island of New Providence are searching for two men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred Thursday, 17th January, 2019.

According to reports, shortly 12:00noon, a female was walking in the parking lot of a strip mall on Madeira Street, when she was approached by two men, one armed with a firearm who robbed her of her handbag which contained cash and other personal items...

Illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Thursday, 17th January, 2019 Flying Squad Officers, while patrolling McCartney Lane off Wulff Road, saw two of men sitting on a wall...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police foils drug operation - Jan 18, 2019 - 7:30:23 AM

Police are reporting the arrest of 5 adult males in connection with possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation dubbed, “Steady the Land” conducted throughout New Providence, Thursday,17th January, 2019.

Shortly after 2:00pm, the Officers from the Operations Team, acting on information went to a bushy area off Kemp Road, where they discovered five adult males. Officers conducted a search of the immediate area and recovered 40 packages of suspected marijuana, weighing 22 lbs...

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Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos - Jan 18, 2019 - 6:00:24 AM

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

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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis accepts donation from RBC for Southern Recreation Grounds redevelopment - Jan 17, 2019 - 7:58:25 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis accepted a donation from the Royal Bank of Canada towards the redevelopment of the historic Southern Recreation Grounds – one of the projects under the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative. 

The initial sum of $10,000 collected by RBC employees, who wanted to contribute to a local outreach community programme, was handed over to The Over-the-Hill Community Development Foundation...


Another first for Bahamas at World Stem Cell Summit - Jan 17, 2019 - 7:05:23 PM

Personal Health and Regenerative Medicine is widely recognized as the new paradigm for health with the expectation that this new paradigm will produce much needed new cures for alleviating human suffering. Each year, for the past fourteen years, the Regenerative Medicine Foundation has selected top innovators, leaders, and global bridge-builders creating connections and solutions to improve human health and wellness through stem cell and regenerative medicine. This year, on January 23rd at the World Stem Cell Summit at the Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida, the 2019 International Advocacy Award will go to Dr. Desirée Cox, MD, PhD., the First Bahamian Rhodes Scholar.

Dr. Cox is a graduate of Queens College, McGill, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and has been recognized in the ‘Queens College Hall of Fame’.  Dr. Cox is also the Founder of The HEALinc (www.thehealinc), and the Inaugural HEALinc Future Health Innovation Summit held in October 2018, at the Melia Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas...


Royal Caribbean awards Scholarships to LJM Maritime Academy Graduates - Jan 17, 2019 - 6:25:18 PM

During a ceremony aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, while docked in the Nassau harbour, two recent graduates of the Lowell Jason Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy received full-tuition scholarships to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) through a pledge by Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation.

“We have a real commitment to people at Royal Caribbean,” said Greg Purdy, Senior Vice President, Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean International. ”With our relationship and partnership with the wider Caribbean and specifically with The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas MOFA on United States Government Shutdown - Jan 17, 2019 - 4:46:13 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the Bahamian Public that The United States Federal Government shutdown, now in its 27th day, has not affected relations between our countries.

The Ministry is assured by U.S. Government Officials that Bahamian citizens are still able to access consular services such as the acquisition of visas and that critical areas of mutual interest, inclusive of maritime border security arrangements between the two countries...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis says Government on Track for Easing Burdens of the Poor - Jan 17, 2019 - 4:22:33 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis told stakeholders in the business and financial services sector that 2019 will see a more accountable and productive government and tangible relief for the poor.

He was addressing the 28th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook 2019 on Thursday, January 17, at Baha Mar Convention Centre under the theme, ‘Transforming The Bahamas’.

“This powerful theme echoes the government’s agenda of transforming our Commonwealth into a more productive, competitive and prosperous participant in the regional and global economies...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Drake University Leadership Students and Faculty Enjoy Ministry of Tourism People-to-People Experience - Jan 17, 2019 - 2:31:30 PM

Leadership students and faculty of Drake University, Iowa, enjoyed an event-filled day in The Bahamas on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 which began with a Courtesy Call on Governor General, Her Excellency, the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, a Courtesy Call on the Deputy Director General of Tourism, Ellison 'Tommy' Thompson at the British Colonial Hilton, and, finally, a Ministry of Tourism People-to-People experience at the home of Stephen and Terri Bellot, off Gladstone Road.  Photos capture highlights of the People-to-People gathering that evening at the home of the Bellots...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Statement by Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell (VIDEO) - Jan 17, 2019 - 2:00:27 PM

I am humbled at the opportunity to speak to mothers, fathers, women and girls, victims of rape, abuse and violence, and anyone else who may have been offended by a video recording of me that is in circulation.

I apologize for what seemed to be insensitive as I responded to media personnel. I was merely trying to avoid what appeared to be encroaching on another Minister’s portfolio.

I am fully aware of the duties and core functions of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development which includes, but is not limited to, food assistance, shelter for all victims...

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