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Minister Lauds Junkanoo at Senior Parade Seed Funding Presentation - Sep 20, 2018 - 6:09:17 PM

During the Senior Junkanoo Seed Funding Presentation, on September 20, 2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle thanked the Junkanoo leaders, Junkanooers and Junkanoo fans who continued to ensure that The Bahamas preserves its identity and history through “this rich cultural experience called Junkanoo.”

“Our ancestors celebrated the art of Junkanoo, long before our Independence,” Minister Rolle noted at the event held at her Ministry's University Drive Head Office, stating it is a "tradition ingrained in the hearts, minds and souls of our people. It tells the story of who we were, how far we’ve come, and who we are today.”...
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PM Minnis Contribution to Debate on Resolution to guarantee the purchase of the Grand Lucayan - Sep 20, 2018 - 5:06:04 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Contribution to the Debate on the Resolution to Guarantee the Purchase of the Grand Lucayan Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister Wednesday, 19 September, 2018:

Mr. Speaker:

I rise in support of this Resolution, a necessary and critical step in the rescue and renewal of Grand Bahama.

The redevelopment of Grand Bahama is essential for the ongoing economic recovery and development of the economy of The Bahamas...
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DPM Encourages young Bahamians to make use of the Small Business Development Centre - Sep 20, 2018 - 4:35:43 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest encouraged Bahamians, especially young Bahamians, to make use of advisors within the Small Business Development Centre to help them get their new innovative and creative entrepreneurial ideas off the ground.

“What I am hoping we will spur through the Development Centre is a new cadre of risk takers, people who have ideas in their minds based on their experiences, their exposure, who will come to this Business Development Centre and sit down with our advisors and mentors and create, explore and research their ideas,” DPM Turnquest explained at the ‘Millionaires’ Mile Fireside Chat...
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Labour on the Blocks Job Fair – September 22 - Sep 20, 2018 - 1:42:32 PM

The Bahamas Department of Labour, after hosting seven (7) successful ‘Labour on the Blocks’ Job Fairs, prepares to host another on Saturday, 22nd September, 2018. 

The next ‘Labour on the Blocks’ event will be held at CV Bethel High School (East Street South) and will include the constituencies of Bamboo Town, Pinewood, South Beach, Garden Hills and Nassau Village...
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PHA extends invite to BDU following walkout at PMH - Sep 19, 2018 - 7:50:49 PM

The Public Hospitals Authority has extended an invitation to meet with members of the Bahamas Doctors Union following a walkout today at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Just last month the PHA met with the BDU to welcome its new slate of officers. It was at that meeting the PHA extended an invite to the Doctors Union for a future meeting which would afford the Union an opportunity to share their concerns...
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Small Business Owners encouraged to go digital to boost their bottom line - Sep 19, 2018 - 5:55:55 PM

One of the key objectives of the Government of The Bahamas is to establish the country as the ‘silicon valley’ of the Caribbean.  Consequently, the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) has embarked on several initiatives to meet this objective.

A technology workshop was held at BAIC's headquarters on Tuesday for small business owners who wish to enhance their businesses by having an online presence...
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Tourism Managers Participate in Domestic Tourism Marketing Workshop - Sep 19, 2018 - 5:07:08 PM

Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Domestic Tourism, ‘Family of Islands’ managers participated in a recent workshop at Baha Mar that was geared to defining the authenticity and unique features of each designated island of The Bahamas and marketing, appropriately, to domestic and international audiences.  Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar addressed the workshop.  Minister D’Aguilar is also pictured, centre, in the group photo, with Deputy Director General of Tourism, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson at centre right; and Director of ‘Family of Islands’ Domestic Tourism department, Jacqueline Ramsay, centre left. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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USToo Prostate Cancer Support Representatives call on the Governor General - Sep 19, 2018 - 4:48:18 PM

Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling received members of USToo Prostate Cancer and Support, Bahamas Chapter, of the Cancer Society in a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  Pictured from left: John Munnings, Wendell Barry, H.E. Dame Marguerite PIndling, and Hubert Pratt. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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'Tourism Money Never Done' Workshop - Sep 19, 2018 - 4:31:30 PM

The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and the Bahamas Development Bank sponsored a 'Tourism Money Never Done' workshop -- linking small businesses and tourism on September 13 & 14 at the British Colonial Hilton.  Presenters Patrick Rahming and Brendan Foulkes are pictured conducting lectures with aspiring entrepreneurs.  The content of the workshop focused on “capturing the imagination of budding entrepreneurs who already have an inkling to start a tourism-related business and are seeking guidance and funding," as described by Minister of Tourism & Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar in a previous event announcing the planned workshop.  Up to $50,000 would be available from the Bahamas Development Bank for participants, depending on the project and its potential...
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Senior Technical Officers of IDB-Funded Projects meet to discuss and share knowledge - Sep 19, 2018 - 4:20:47 PM

Senior technical officers of all projects funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) met during an IDB Projects Workshop to discuss and share knowledge on effective measures to achieve the objectives of each project.  The workshop took place at Melia Nassau Beach resort, September 19, 2018.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said at the workshop that it is worth noting that subsequent to becoming a member of IDB, in 1973, the total amount of loans and guarantees that The Bahamas received from the Bank is approximately, $925,000,000...
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ORG: Integrity Commission/Ombudsman Bill must be prioritized - Sep 19, 2018 - 12:09:38 PM

As The House of Assembly prepares to reopen session today, The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG), a not-for-profit aimed at good governance, education reform, and economic development, is probing the status of the Integrity Commission and Ombudsman Bills, tabled in parliament nearly a year ago. 

“It  has been an eventful summer; headlines such as the BPL Board dismissals and the accusations in recent high profile corruption cases reinforce the need to put best practice anti-corruption measures in place such as the Integrity Commission and Ombudsman,” said Matt Aubry, Executive Director of ORG.
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Government Receives Marine Protection Plan - Sep 18, 2018 - 9:56:45 PM

On September 18, 2018, members of the Bahamas Protected project team submitted a Marine Protection Plan to the Government for expanding marine protected areas in the country in an effort to protect future jobs, safeguard the environment, and help protect food sources for The Bahamas.

According to information from the team, the plan will help the Government fulfill its pledge to protect 20 percent of the country’s seabed by 2020.  One of the major issues that Marine Protection Plan helps solve is the decline in our marine resources from a variety of negative impacts including climate change and poaching...
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Olympian Shaunae Miller-Uibo calls on PM Minnis - Sep 18, 2018 - 9:35:39 PM

Bahamas Olympic 400-Metre Gold Medal Winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis today at Cabinet Office, Churchill Building, downtown.  Shaunae is pictured greeting the Prime Minister.  She also had the opportunity to meet members of the Cabinet after her courtesy call, and is pictured seated next the the Prime Minister and her husband, Maicel Uibo, along with her mother and father, Mabelene and Shaun Miller, surrounded by the members of the Cabinet. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
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Parliamentary Secretary, Board of Directors and Executives Tour the Broadcasting Corporation - Sep 18, 2018 - 7:57:21 PM

Parliamentary Secretary Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, the Board of Directors, and  Executives of The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas toured the facility at the Nassau headquarters on Harcourt “Rusty” Bethel Drive – namely the new Training/Conference Room, Greenroom & Exterior facility...

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The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Global Conference 2018 - Sep 18, 2018 - 4:51:01 PM

The Ministry of Financial Services Trade & Industry and Immigration was a major sponsor of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Global Conference held in Vancouver, Canada during the period 13th – 14th September 2018. The STEP Global Conference is the leading forum where representatives travel from numerous jurisdictions from across the globe to network and make peer-to-peer connections within the diverse group of wealth management professionals, speakers, service providers and diplomats who are leaders of financial services within their region...
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Tourist Money Never Done Symposium a major success - Sep 18, 2018 - 4:42:53 PM

Tourism officials are planning to visit a number of Family Islands to hold the workshop ‘Tourist Money Never Done’ after the inaugural event at the British Colonial Hilton on September 13 -14, was oversubscribed.

The event was developed by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation in conjunction with the Bahamas Development Bank and Patrick Rahming & Associates to assist budding tourism entrepreneurs and stakeholders in brainstorming ideas for new products in the country’s number one sector.

Director of Business Development in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, Janet Johnson said she was overwhelmed with the reaction to the seminar...
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Regulators have Issued Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism Guidelines - Sep 18, 2018 - 4:20:50 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said regulators have issued Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) guidelines, codes of practice and rules to industry stakeholders outlining best practices for verifying the identity of their customer and developing AML/CFT procedures and measures.

“Along with The Central Bank of The Bahamas, other regulators, such as, The Bahamas Securities Commission, Insurance Commission and Compliance Commission, are actively engaged with monitoring their constituents with regards to AML/CFT compliance...
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Meeting of UNESCO World Heritage Steering Committee - Sep 18, 2018 - 2:22:19 PM

A Meeting of the Steering Committee of UNESCO World Heritage, ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage and Protection and Promotion of Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention’ was held at the Ministry of Education on the 13th September 2018.

The Steering Committee examined the way forward in promoting the ideals of UNESCO, protecting national cultural and intangible cultural heritage, and accessing technical, financial and consultancy assistance in the areas of UNESCO competency, being Education, Culture, Science, and Communication...
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The Governor General Pays Respects to the Family of the Late Police Inspector Carlis Blatch - Sep 17, 2018 - 8:05:17 PM

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling paid respects to the family of late Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General, Police Inspector Carlis Blatch at their home in Yellow Elder on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  Photos show the Governor General visiting with the family and presenting flowers to them.

BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson...
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Courtesy Call on Minister Rolle - A Celebration for Shaunae Miller-Uibo - Sep 17, 2018 - 7:46:08 PM

Surrounded by cheering well-wishers and waving Bahamian flags, Olympic Gold-Medalist and 2018 Diamond League Winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo arrived at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC) for a courtesy call that was a celebration for all present, on September 17, 2018, even those cheering and dancing to live Junkanoo music on the two floors above the building's main floor.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle told those gathered in the University Drive Head Office that “many athletes have done virtuously, today we welcome home the one, who in this season, excels them all”...
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