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Cruise line industry job positions available through Ship Mate Ltd - Feb 29, 2016 - 12:24:40 PM

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Bahamians, are you looking for an exciting career in the cruise industry? Are you willing to work at sea on a cruise ship for at least six months? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then this opportunity is for you!  SHIP MATE LTD. is now recruiting for the following positions:

Front Desk Staff, Masseuse/Beauticians, Housekeeping, Casino Dealers, Pool Attendants, Cooks/Chefs, Waiters, Bartenders, Bar Servers...
Community
‘Golden opportunity’ for Bain and Grants Town residents - Feb 24, 2016 - 5:11:04 PM

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An exclusive post-secondary scholarship fund has been officially launched for residents of the Bain and Grants Town community.

Deserving residents between the ages of 16 and 35 are eligible to secure scholarships to attend The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI), The College of The Bahamas (COB), Bahamas Baptist Community College, Atlantic College or any other local post-secondary accredited institution approved by the Ministry of Education. Once chosen, recipients are also expected to perform community service within the area...
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Bahamas government launches Sir Sidney Poitier Essay Competition - Feb 19, 2016 - 1:07:23 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas  - As a part of the march to the 50th anniversary of Majority Rule, seven (7) of Sir Sidney Poitier's films will be shown on ZNS without commercial interruption, beginning 14 February 2016. The broadcasting of these films also coincides with Sir Sidney Poitier’s birthday, which is on 20 February, when he will turn 89 years old.

To this end, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration wishes to invite all students from the public and private high schools to participate in an essay competition to commemorate this occasion.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamian students offered chance to meet Sir Sidney Poitier - Feb 12, 2016 - 2:31:28 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a Communication in Parliament by the Hon. Fred Mitchell: 

The Cabinet Office is pleased to announce that in honour of the March To Majority Rule, the films of Sir Sidney Poitier, the award winning Bahamian actor, will be shown on ZNS TV.

An essay competition is being organized in the schools, details of which are that students are encouraged in the senior high schools to write a one page essay about the films they saw, what impressed them and say something about Sir Sidney's life...
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Contestants Being Sought for Revamped Miss Bahamas Pageants - Feb 9, 2016 - 10:46:47 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The 2016 Miss Bahamas pageants will be unlike any before them, and contestants are being sought across the country to be a part of this ground breaking new event. For the first time, the national beauty competitions will incorporate an interactive Reality TV Series in which the viewing public will act as a judge, determining which contestants will move on to compete in the finale of the Miss World Bahamas and Miss Bahamas (Universe & Earth) competitions, set for July 24.

While this concept is new to The Bahamas, it is not new to pageantry worldwide. Several national competitions have already moved to the TV show format in an effort to reach a larger audience...
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AML Job Vacancy: Data Analyst / Financial Reporting Associate Needed‏ - Feb 3, 2016 - 1:16:35 PM

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We are currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Data Analyst/Financial Reporting Associate

Duties and responsibilities will include:

• Administer the implementation of the Company's business intelligence software
• Compile reports for Senior Management
Interested candidates should:
• Have excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken...
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Grand Bahama job opening for a waitress position at Upstairs on The Bay - Jan 23, 2016 - 10:13:06 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Location: Upstairs on the Bay at Bell Channel Inn.
Position: Bar Maid/Bartender (Cashing & Waitress) Age: 25-40

Experience: Must have at least 4 years experience.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27th at 9:30am...
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Lyford Cay Foundations’ Scholarship Application Opens - Jan 21, 2016 - 6:22:31 AM


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Nassau, Bahamas – Lyford Cay Foundations is pleased to announce that its online scholarship application for study at colleges abroad is now open. 

The deadline for both applications and corresponding documentation is April 15, 2016 at 5pm.

The Foundations offer a select number of scholarships to Bahamian citizens to complete bachelors and master’s degrees, as well as technical and vocational training programmes. Prospective applicants must provide an acceptance letter from the institution of their choosing located in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe or Caribbean...

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Youth Essay Competition in Latin America and the Caribbean - Oct 31, 2015 - 12:30:46 PM

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The Youth Essay Competition in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) addresses the ISID as well as SDG9 with the title: “The industrialization challenges of the LAC region in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 9 and Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID)”
 
The vision of the youth regarding ISID and the SDG9 is very important for UNIDO. With this initiative we would like to give them the space to express their ideas and visions for the...

The vision of the youth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
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Commonwealth Writers Short Story Contest Now Open - Oct 30, 2015 - 12:55:03 PM

The 2016 Short Story Prize is now open for entry.

The competition brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience.

The Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000-5,000 words) in English. Short stories translated into English from other languages are also eligible, and we invite writers from Mozambique who write in Portuguese, and writers who write in Swahili and Bengali, and who do not have an English translation of their story, to submit their stories...
Entertainment
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival Call for Films and Video - Oct 30, 2015 - 11:48:40 AM

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MIAMI, FL - Film and Music Video submissions will be accepted for the 2nd Annual Widescreen Film and Music Video Festival starting Monday June 1st, 2015. The 6-day event will take place from February 16th through 21st, 2016 at AMC Theatres in Miami, FL, among several other locations. It promises to be even bigger and better than the last, introducing both a Fashion and Talent Show to its line-up of events.

The festival was founded on October 12, 2014 by twenty-five year old self-taught Bahamian filmmaker and entrepreneur, Jarrod Knowles who was also one of the first Bahamians to delve into the horror / comedy genre back in 2012, with his feature film, "What Lies Beyond...The Beginning."
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Employment opportunity with Anglican Central Education Authority: Chief Development Officer - Oct 20, 2015 - 7:49:49 AM

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The Anglican Central Education Authority’s (ACEA) school system consists of four co-educational institutions. Bishop Michael Eldon School on Grand Bahama island, St. Andrew’s Anglican School in Exuma, and St. Anne’s School and St. John’s College in New Providence. Schools comprise a primary department of grade levels, Pre K – 6 and a secondary department of grade levels 7 – 12.

Job Summary:

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) provides general oversight of all of the ACEA’s fund development activities, manages the day-to-day operations of the development function. The CDO develops and implements strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of gifts and pledges from individuals, organisations, foundations and other private sources, including grant solicitations and in-kind contributions; assure...
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Culinary Fusion Expo 2015 Set for November 7th - Oct 18, 2015 - 11:14:18 AM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - On Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House, MOVE Marketing, along with The Ministry of Tourism, TheBahamasWeekly.com, Bahamian Brewery & Beverage, and Bristol Wines  & Spirits will bring to Grand Bahama Culinary Fusion Expo 2015.

With what has become synonymous with entertainment for all ages and backgrounds, the Bahamian culinary arts community, through the organization of the event creative t eam, has successfully produced and branded a unique and tasteful signature event.

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Lyford Cay International School Seeks to Recruit Bahamian Teachers - Oct 15, 2015 - 2:18:58 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) is a fully accredited international day school located in western New Providence offering an educational programme that aims to inspire, challenge and transform students. LCIS is the only school in The Bahamas to offer three International Baccalaureate programmes, the PYP, MYP and DP. Upon graduation, LCIS students move on to top colleges and universities around the world, with 100% of students being accepted to their first-choice school.

One of the most important factors that lead to student success at LCIS and beyond is the school’s exceptional teachers. LCIS teachers come from many different countries and backgrounds, which allows the school to foster a community that is committed to both cultural diversity and collaboration...
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Bahamian high school students could win $150,000 through essay competition - Oct 14, 2015 - 8:36:09 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas  – High school students have an opportunity to win $150,000 in scholarships now that Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd. has opened its 14th annual Elmira College essay competition.

Last year, Kingsway Academy student, Brittney Wells won the top prize – a $60,000 scholarship to attend Elmira College in New York.

Tenth, 11th and 12th grade students will have to submit essays in order to be considered. This year’s topic is, “If given the opportunity to start a business, what would your new product or service be?”

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
National Disabilities Commission Launches Logo Design Competition for High School Students - Oct 14, 2015 - 4:49:36 PM

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Youth around The Bahamas are invited to think and talk about the rights of persons with disabilities by participating in the Logo Design Competition of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD).

The Commission's Logo Design Competition is open to all junior and senior high school students in The Bahamas.

The design competition was launched at the beginning of October and will run through November 10, 2015, with the winning logo announced on December 3, 2015...
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Casting call for Kareem Mortimer's feature film, "Cargo" - Oct 5, 2015 - 5:51:59 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Best Ever Film announces open auditions for the feature film Cargo on Thursday, October 8 from 1:30pm to 6:00pm. Auditions will take place at The Dundas Centre for Performing Arts on Mackey Street.

Cargo, an action/drama written by filmmaker Kareem J. Mortimer explores the miry world of human trafficking. The feature film is loosely based on the 8-time award-winning short film Passage.  

In the film, British actor Warren Brown plays a sensitive fisherman who transforms into a prolific human smuggler to pay off a gambling debt...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas National Youth Awards application deadline, September 25 - Sep 11, 2015 - 9:51:17 AM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas - “The Bahamas government through its Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has annually sought to recognize the outstanding contributions of youth in all facets since the establishment of the National Youth Awards programme more than 30 years ago,” said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Daniel Johnson during a press conference to officially launch the programme with the Ministry’s new website, September 10. Young persons are now able to submit online applications for various awards through the website...
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Meeting Of The Minds: Culinary Fusion Expo 2015 - Aug 26, 2015 - 4:56:13 PM

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Grand Bahama -  Calling all Chefs, Cooks, Mixologists, Breweries, Bakeries, Restaurants and Hotels! The organizers of the 2015 Meeting of the Minds: Culinary Fusion Expo is inviting you to get registered for this year’s event!

On November 7th, 2015 at the Pelican Bay Hotel, MOVE Marketing, along with sponsoring entities including; The Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas Weekly, Bahamian Brewery and Bristol Wines will bring to The Bahamas, by way of the island of Grand Bahama, a forum for the select exchange of culinary ingenious...
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Casting Call: Kidz N Gigglez Benefit Fashion Show to aid autism research - Jul 15, 2015 - 5:33:29 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Brutha Magazine and Silk Studios are looking for boys and girls to model for the 1st Annual Kickz N Gigglez Kids Benefit Fashion Show.

The Kid Model Casting will take place on Saturday July 18th  2015 at Silk Studios located Bay Street and Victoria Avenue (opposite Tourism Police Station from 12 noon  – 3pm and 4pm – 5pm. Models are required to be between the ages of 5 and 16 with an energetic and friendly attitude.

This event seeks to raise funds to support the local research and support of Autism in The Bahamas. Autism spectrum disorder...

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