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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

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...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Thurs. Sept. 20 - Sep 20, 2018 - 11:30:05 AM


Bahamas public forecast

This is the public forecast for today and tonight Thursday 20th September 2018.

General situation: Mid to upper level troughing across the islands will enhance convective activity over the area.

Special warnings: Boaters should remain vigilant due to possible waterspout activity and beachgoers should exercise caution due to the slight risk of rip currents along east coast beaches...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Police on the island of Abaco discover large marijuana - Sep 20, 2018 - 10:52:59 AM


Reports are that on Wednesday 19th September 2018, shortly after 4:00pm, officers in the Abaco District, acting on information, proceeded to an area on Earnest Dean Highway, just south of the International Airport, where they discovered a large marijuana field with marijuana plants ranging from 1 ft. to 7 ft. in height.

The plants were all uprooted and collected. The total count of the plants are 387 plants, with a street value of $154,800.00...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police continues investigation into armed robbery - Sep 20, 2018 - 6:31:37 AM


Police continues investigation into armed robbery: Police on New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance with any information that can assist in solving an armed robbery which occurred Wednesday, 19th September, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00am, a male armed with a firearm entered a convenience store on Wulff Road west of Market Street, held an employee at bay and robbed the establishment of cash...

Illegal firearm ammunition drugs recovered: According to reports, shortly before 3:00pm, Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, Flying Squad Officers and RBDF Officers acting on information...

Community

Hundreds of volunteers in Nassau turn out to make a difference during International Coastal Cleanup - Sep 19, 2018 - 11:19:49 PM


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Several hundred volunteers turned out in a team effort to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup that took place in Nassau at South Beach on Saturday, September 15th.

 “It was heartening to see many volunteers from the local community, corporate and civic organizations, students and concerned neighbours come together and remove so much marine debris from the shoreline, beach and mangroves at South Beach,” said Te-Shalla Clarke, Education Supervisor for Dolphin Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island and Coordinator of ICC in New Providence...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Small Business Owners encouraged to go digital to boost their bottom line - Sep 19, 2018 - 5:55:55 PM


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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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tourism Managers Participate in Domestic Tourism Marketing Workshop - Sep 19, 2018 - 5:07:08 PM


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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)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

USToo Prostate Cancer Support Representatives call on the Governor General - Sep 19, 2018 - 4:48:18 PM


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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)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

'Tourism Money Never Done' Workshop - Sep 19, 2018 - 4:31:30 PM


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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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Senior Technical Officers of IDB-Funded Projects meet to discuss and share knowledge - Sep 19, 2018 - 4:20:47 PM


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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...

Community

2018 Southern Shores Community Summer Tennis Camp a success - Sep 19, 2018 - 3:58:53 PM


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Organisers say the 2018 Southern Shores Community Summer Tennis Camp was a success.

Fifteen boys and girls from the Southern Shores community participated in the 2nd annual summer tennis camp, held during the first two weeks in August, at the Percy Munnings Park, in Sunset Park.

Tennis coach and organiser Corey Francis said, “We had another enthusiastic group of aspiring tennis players, this summer. Some students were back from last year and we saw progress in their tennis skills and ability.”...

Arts & Culture

The Freeport Players’ Guild Awards Life Membership - Sep 19, 2018 - 12:21:47 PM


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On Saturday, September 15, at the annual Freeport Players’ Guild President’s Cocktail Party which opens the theatre season Liselle Harris-Russell was conferred with Lifetime Membership. This prestigious honour places her in the company of such luminaries as Sir Jack Hayward and Gloria McGlone. It is a well-deserved honour.

Liselle Harris-Russell began her tenure at the Regency Theatre as a child while dancing for Lois Seiler. She performed many times on the stage in Pantomines and Christmas shows. After completing her high school education abroad...

News : Local

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.

Bahamas Weather

News item on Post-Tropical Cyclone Joyce - Sep 19, 2018 - 6:13:23 AM


NEWS ITEM ON POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE JOYCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…JOYCE IS NOW A REMNANT LOW…

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE JOYCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.4°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 27.9° WEST OR ABOUT 525 MILES SOUTH OF THE AZORES...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government Receives Marine Protection Plan - Sep 18, 2018 - 9:56:45 PM

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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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Olympian Shaunae Miller-Uibo calls on PM Minnis - Sep 18, 2018 - 9:35:39 PM


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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)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Parliamentary Secretary, Board of Directors and Executives Tour the Broadcasting Corporation - Sep 18, 2018 - 7:57:21 PM


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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...


Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident - Illegal drugs, firearm and ammunition recovered - Sep 18, 2018 - 5:49:49 PM


Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Tuesday, 18th September, 2018, which left an adult male with injuries.

Shortly after before 9:00am, a male was standing on the outside of his residence on Bowe Alley off Finlayson Street, when he got into a verbal altercation with another man, who produced a firearm and shot him before running away...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

RBPF: Police seek publics’ help in locating 18 year old Edward Colebrooke of Nassau - Sep 18, 2018 - 5:19:38 PM


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Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with an Armed Robbery investigation. 
The suspect is Edward Colebrooke, age 18 years of Sixth Street, Coconut
Grove. 

Colebrooke is described as being 5’9 tall, Slim Built with Dark Brown Complexion.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Colebrooke is asked to contact the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991/2, 919/911...

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