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Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture congratulates successful CARIFTA Water Polo Teams - Apr 21, 2019 - 9:30:15 PM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture takes this opportunity to congratulate the outstanding young men and women that represented the Commonwealth of the Bahamas at the Water Polo CARIFTA Games held in St. Michael, Barbados this past weekend.  Team Bahamas walked away from the 2019 CARIFTA Water Polo Games with three (3) Medals gold, silver and bronze. 

The bronze medal was won by the Under – 19 Boys who skillfully executed their game plan to defeat the team from Trinidad and Tobago and we are very proud of them for their fine effort displayed at the Games...
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Defence Force continues search for missing man - Apr 20, 2019 - 11:00:10 AM

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is continuing its search for Mr. James Green, a boater who went missing after leaving Sandy Point, Abaco on April 16, 2019.

Mr. Green, a resident of Sandy Point, was last seen on a 17-foot open hull boat.  An initial search was launched by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police, Bahamas Air Sea Search and Rescue Association (BASRA), the United States Coast Guard and local fishermen...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Campbell leads Bahamas’ contingent to 48th CARIFTA Games - Apr 18, 2019 - 4:00:06 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell led The Bahamas’ contingent to the 48th Caribbean Free Trade Association’s (CARIFTA) Games, Thursday, full of optimism that the team will perform at its optimum level.
 
Minister Campbell is pinch-hitting for Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle who was scheduled to address the Caribbean High School Championships, Thursday, at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Wells meets with Local Government throughout Grand Bahama - Apr 18, 2019 - 3:38:23 PM

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Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells spent the entire day on Grand Bahama, traveling from east to west, listening to concerns and answering questions from members of various local government councils.

Minister Wells arrived in Freeport, Grand Bahama, early on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Transport, the Port Department and Local Government Administrators...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Agriculture: Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies Recall - Apr 18, 2019 - 12:35:43 PM

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Mondelez Global LLC issued a voluntary recall for its red, 13 oz. packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy on April 16, 2019 due to the potential of an unexpected solidified agent in the product.  The company has received reports of potential adverse health effects, however, they did not disclose what ingredient/s may solidify or what health effects people complained about...
 
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
National Child Protection Month Church Service Speaker Provides Teen Inspiration - Apr 18, 2019 - 11:59:55 AM

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Sixteen-year-old Keno Armbrister has gone from finding himself on the edge of the academic cliff at the R.M. Bailey Senior High School, to quoting Confucius, and Roy T. Bennett and other literary giants, to delivering the Motivational Address at the recent Ministry of Social Services annual 'National Child Protection Month Church Service,' at Faith United Missionary Baptist Church.
 
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall," Armbrister says, quoting Confucius...
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Defence Force Conducts Search for Missing Man - Apr 18, 2019 - 8:49:19 AM

An ongoing search for a missing boater is being conducted by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police, Bahamas Air Sea Search and Rescue Association (BASRA), a United States Coast Guard helicopter and local fishermen.

After receiving initial reports of a boater who went missing after leaving Sandy Point, Abaco on April 16, RBDF assets were immediately dispatched to the surrounding area...
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Ambassador-Designate of Chile Presented Letters of Credence - Apr 17, 2019 - 7:40:54 PM

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Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Francisco Javier Bernales, Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Chile to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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PM Minnis: State-of-the-art coastal radar to strengthen country’s borders - Apr 17, 2019 - 7:15:12 PM

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The handover of the country’s first state-of-the-art coastal radar system marks an essential step in the Government’s strategy to strengthen the borders of The Bahamas, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said on Wednesday.

The Kelvin Hughes Long-Range Coastal Radar, valued at over $2 million, will enhance the monitoring and provide better protection against illegal migration, illicit drugs, gun trafficking, poaching, human trafficking and other threats to national security, said the Prime Minister...
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The Governor General visited Ms. Laura Williams at Her Residence - Apr 17, 2019 - 6:30:43 PM

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The Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling visited Ms. Laura Williams at her home in Golden Gates, today.  Dame Marguerite is pictured, left, presenting birthday flowers to Ms. Williams.

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)


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Destination Friday for The Bahamas, a smashing success with patrons at African American Research Library - Apr 17, 2019 - 4:50:56 PM

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Some two hundred patrons attended a special ‘”Taste of The Bahamas” Reception held recently at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale.  The event, which showcased the diverse culture of The Bahamas, with special emphasis on Freeport, Grand Bahama, was part of the Broward County Library Destination Friday’s program and was facilitated by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA).

The event featured Bahamian entertainment including a live performance by the Sunshine Junkanoo Group and DJ Levon Rolle...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Justice Estelle Gray-Evans Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice - Apr 17, 2019 - 4:30:05 PM

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The Hon. Madam Justice Estelle Gary-Evans was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice by Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.   At present the Hon. Madam Justice Vera Watkins, Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is on personal leave. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on Prime Minister Minnis - Apr 17, 2019 - 3:23:05 PM

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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (right) welcomed in a courtesy call, General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force Commander, United States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), April 17, 2019 at the Office of the Prime Minister. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bartlett Hill Primary of Grand Bahama call on the Governor General - Apr 17, 2019 - 3:15:03 PM

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Principal and students of Bartlett Hill Primary School, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama recently paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on the Minister of National Security - Apr 17, 2019 - 2:56:41 PM

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General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force Commander, United States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), pictured left, greets Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames in a courtesy call, April 17, 2019 at the Ministry.  In the group photo, from left are: Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson; Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel; General O'Shaughnessy; Minister Dames; US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers; and Ministry of National Security Permanent Secretary (Actg.) Eugene Poitier...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama and South Eleuthera Students call on the Governor General - Apr 17, 2019 - 12:18:03 PM

 
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Courtesy Calls at Government House:

Students of Preston H. Albury Secondary School, South Eleuthera, paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General;and also the fifth and sixth grade students of Grace Christian Academy, Freeport, Grand Bahama called upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, April 16, 2019...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Murphy Town Hosts Abaco's 'Mega' Multi-School National Arts Festival Performances - Apr 17, 2019 - 12:00:29 PM

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It was standing-room only, as the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival held its second annual "mega" multi-school Abaco adjudications at the Murphy Town Community Center, April 10, 2019.  Students from at least six public and private schools joined community performers for more than 30 entries in dance, drama, and music.  Students came from as far away as about 30 miles for S.C. Bootle High School and Cooper's Town Primary -- in Cooper's Town -- to as near as Patrick J. Bethel High School...
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Local home décor market expands Oasis Furniture, Sea Glass Interior join forces - Apr 17, 2019 - 11:00:55 AM

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Two years after she risked all to open a home décor business with rare pieces she sourced from around the world, Brooke Phillips-Pyfrom announced this week Oasis Furniture was celebrating its second anniversary with its most significant expansion to date – the addition of a respected in-house interior decorator and designer.

“Jennifer Treco, an amazingly talented interior designer, has joined the Oasis Furniture team, allowing us to provide in-house design services working with other designers or with the homeowner,” said Phillips-Pyfrom...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Dames: Installation of New Commissioner – Another Correctional Services Milestone - Apr 16, 2019 - 11:15:19 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on April 15, 2019, that the Handover Ceremony that day was another milestone in the development of the oldest of the three branches of law enforcement in The Bahamas: The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

“The rehabilitation and preservation of inmates’ rights is a subject of particular importance to this administration and it is one of priority for our Government,” Minister Dames pointed out during the ceremony that installed Mr. Charles Murphy as the new Commissioner, and recognized the a
Community
Virtual reading program complements student learning - Apr 16, 2019 - 8:49:53 PM

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The trial version of a virtual reading program that analyzes individual students’ reading strengths and weaknesses was introduced at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) during the spring semester, resulting in it possibly being implemented in other English classes in the fall.

MindPlay gives students a pretest, builds a unique plan for each student - teaching to the student’s specifics gaps – and a post test for each level. Eleven students participated in the seven-day trial, followed by 85 additional students... 
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