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Tobago Trekkers Win Investment at the Animation Accelerator Pitch Competition - Aug 22, 2019 - 10:50:41 AM

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Eight teams of Caribbean animators and gaming practitioners pitched their animation concepts to international content buyers on the final day of the Animation and Gaming Accelerator training.  The E-IDCOT Tobago Project with their Tobago Trekkers game won the top prize of $10,000 USD provided by the Caribbean Development Bank via the Cultural Industries Innovative Fund (CIIF).  Caribbean animation content has now been positioned to secure 200 hours of Caribbean content to be shown on US networks...
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Minister of Social Services applauds signing of contract for Marco’s Alert - Aug 21, 2019 - 10:08:05 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, applauded Wednesday’s Contract Signing that established Marco’s Alert in The Bahamas as a “giant step forward’ in the government’s commitment to ensuring that the requisite social protection systems are in place for all of its citizens, particularly the children.

Minister Campbell said the signing will play a vital role in the thrust to ensure safe communities, safe spaces and secure places for Bahamian children...
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Contract Signed for MARCO’s Alert System - Aug 21, 2019 - 7:35:04 PM

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Surrounded by Cabinet Members, Law Enforcement representatives, national and international stakeholders, and family members of the late Marco Archer, the Government of The Bahamas signed the contract with Multimedia Technologies, Ltd., for the MARCO's Alert System in the Bimini Room of the Baha Mar Convention Centre on August 21, 2019.

After bringing apologies on behalf of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, who was not able to attend the Contract Signing Ceremony due to prior commitments, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames acknowledged all the stakeholders and Marco Archer's family members present and the role they played in bringing the contract signing into fruition...
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Suspension on Visa Issuance to Haitian Nationals - Aug 21, 2019 - 6:25:44 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas wishes to inform the General Public that due to current technical and other challenges, the issuance of Visas to Haitian nationals has been suspended until further notice.

This does not include nationals who are officials, diplomats or holders of a United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Canadian or Schengen Visa...
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DPM Turnquest on fake news reports - Aug 21, 2019 - 6:00:22 PM

I am aware of malicious and defamatory social media accusations circulating online that falsely associate a member of my family with a matter before the court. I wish to state categorically that these fabricated claims are demonstrably false and completely untrue. They are a gross attempt at character assassination by uncaring and unscrupulous cowards: Political mischief making at its worst.

I caution the public to question the integrity of persons who make a habit out of generating and circulating these vexing stories with the intent of spreading false and defamatory information in the name of politics or irresponsible gossip...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Newly Appointed Public School Teachers Participate in Orientation Exercise - Aug 21, 2019 - 5:00:11 PM

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Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd expressed to 250 new public school teachers how powerful they are in the life of a student and urged them to maximise their students’ potentials.

“Understand how critical you are to the life of a student. They vest their regard, credibility in you. You are absolutely in their mind indispensable,” he said.

Minister Lloyd gave remarks during the opening ceremony of an Orientation Exercise for newly appointed teachers at Uriah McPHee Primary School, Kemp Road on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The goal of the Ministry of Education (MOE)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Minnis Receives Letter of Introduction from New UK High Commissioner - Aug 21, 2019 - 4:00:24 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was today presented with a Letter of Introduction from Her Excellency Sarah Dickson, the United Kingdom’s new High Commissioner to The Bahamas.

The presentation at the Office of the Prime Minister officially marks the re-establishment of the British High Commissioner’s office in The Bahamas following a 14-year absence...
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United Workers Party Pays Tribute to Claude ‘I-pie’ Ferdinand - Aug 21, 2019 - 2:50:09 PM

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The United Workers Party is deeply saddened by the passing of Claude ‘I-pie’ Ferdinand and sends deepest condolences to his family and friends and the people of Dennery South.

Claude Ferdinand was a man who not only demonstrated wisdom but was also a model of humility. He was a calm spirit and gentle giant and he stood tall among his contemporaries. He was revered by many and many looked forward to hearing his opinion on matters...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Public Notice: Milling and paving works for St. Andrews Drive - Aug 21, 2019 - 1:15:50 PM

The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix, has scheduled Milling and Paving works for St. Andrews Drive.

The works will begin August 22, 2019 for 7 working days during the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Bahamix will apply a one lane closure system to allow traffic movement through the paving site by residents of the area...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Equity Partner at Pictet Wealth Management call on Financial Services Minister - Aug 21, 2019 - 11:15:42 AM

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Equity Partner, Pictet Wealth Management, Alberto Valenzuela (second from left), paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade, Industry and Immigration the Hon. Elsworth Johnson (third from left) at his office on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  Pictured from left are: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Financial Services, Trade, Industry and Immigration, David Davis; Mr. Valenzuela; Minister Johnson and Senior Vice-President, Legal, Pictet, Shawn A. Forbes. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
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