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Rotary International presents the Paul Harris Fellow Award to the Governor General - Nov 17, 2017 - 11:59:40 AM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - Governor of Rotary International's District 7020, Robert Leger, presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling with the Paul Harris Fellow Award during the 6th Annual Rotary Foundation Gala Awards and Reception, November 16, 2017 at Government House.  Also pictured during the presentation are Rotary Past Assistant Governor Charles Sealy, and Mrs  Leger.  Dame Marguerite Pindling is also pictured seated in group photo with other Paul Harris Fellow honourees... 
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Minister Dames opens Stan Patrol User Group Meeting - Nov 16, 2017 - 8:24:08 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames on Wednesday thanked the organisers and sponsors of the 3rd Annual Stan Patrol User Group (SPUG) Meeting, and associated events and all of the presenters and participants whom, over the following two days “will have the opportunity to discuss and share experiences in the operation and maintenance of these vessels that play a pivotal role in the execution of our individual and collective mandates, in maritime law enforcement, search and rescue of lives at sea and disaster relief and recovery, to name a few.”

“My government remains committed to safeguarding the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and this is evidenced through a number of initiatives...
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Statement on tuberculosis case at R.M. Bailey Senior High School - Nov 16, 2017 - 7:37:05 PM

The Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health wish to inform the public that we have an active investigation at the R.M. Bailey School in New Providence for tuberculosis in a student.

Beginning tomorrow our public health team will be on the campus. All teachers and staff at R.M. Bailey will be screened. All students will be offered screening for exposure to the germ tuberculosis over the coming week...
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Courtesy Call: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Austrian Ambassador - Nov 16, 2017 - 7:30:18 PM

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The Hon. Darren Henfield, right, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and H.E.Wolfgang Waldner, Ambassador of Austria to The Bahamas met at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, November 16, 2017. They discussed issues related to border security, migration, agriculture, tourism and candidatures.  Ambassador Waldner is non-resident Ambassador to The Bahamas and is based in Washington, D.C.  He was accompanied at the meeting by Dr. Wolfgang Reichenberger, the Honorary Consul of Austria in The Bahamas...
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CTI paid courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs - Nov 16, 2017 - 4:41:36 PM

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Members of the Convention Against Torture Initiative (CTI) paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and senior Ministry officials on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Ministry's offices.  The delegation was headed by H.E. Ib Petersen, Danish Ambassador to the United Nations, along with Dr. Alice Edwards, H.E. Sammie Eddico, Sebastián Cabezas Chamorro, and Stefanie Engelberg...
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Fake report on social media concerning Immigration Enforcement - Nov 16, 2017 - 4:36:00 PM

We have become aware of a fake report circulating on social media which purports to communicate certain new rules related to Immigration Enforcement.

Among its claims are that all Bahamians must now produce their Bahamian e-Passport upon demand; that foreigners must be able to produce passports with an entry stamp; and that spousal permits and residency certificates of foreign nationals will also be compulsorily examined...
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International Day to end violence against women and girls - Nov 16, 2017 - 3:57:24 PM

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The Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development will, on 25 November 2017, commemorate a day designated by the United Nations (UN) in 1999 as the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” (IDEVAW).   To underscore the importance of this day, a UNiTE to End Violence against Womencampaign was later launched in 2008 by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon to “prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world”.
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Government successful at issuing a Benchmark US$750 Million Bond Issue - Nov 16, 2017 - 3:54:46 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest gave details in the House of Assembly of the Government’s recent success at issuing a benchmark US$750 million bond issue, which has been opened to the markets and priced, and is expected to close on November 21, 2017.  He made the statement on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

DPM Turnquest also took the time to set the record straight in response to numerous reports in the Press and social media about the transaction, which characterised it as “lacking in transparency and fiscal prudence.”...

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Bahamas Press Club call on the Governor General - Nov 16, 2017 - 2:28:52 PM

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The Bahamas Press Club paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  Pictured from left are: Anthony Newbold, Former President of the Club, and Press Secretary/Office of the Prime Minister; Lindsay Thompson, Secretary; Gena Gibbs, Member; Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling; Anthony Capron, President;  Deandre Williamson, Member; and Vincent Vaughn, Treasurer...
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Holy Spirit Anglican Church Honourees call on the Governor General - Nov 16, 2017 - 2:03:52 PM

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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (seated centre), received Canon Peter Scott and honourees of Holy Spirit Anglican Church in a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  Honourees have been dedicated workers for the church parish.  Seated from left: Debbie McKinney, Barbara Archer, Canon Peter Scott, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Reverend Joseph Mycklewhyte, Patricia Babbs, and Fabienne Bailey-Brown (church administrative assistant for 24 years).  Standing from left: Monique Cooper, Charles Miller, Lydia Isaacs-Thompson, and Deanne Cooper... 
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Government pursues fiscal prudence and ease of process to fuel economy - Nov 15, 2017 - 4:31:21 PM

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In a bid to counteract the effects of the current economic crisis and to stimulate economic recovery in The Bahamas, the government is ‘aggressively’ pursuing ways to boost the economy. This, according to the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette is an objective that is of top priority to the government.  Minister was speaking to stakeholders during the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) ‘Accountants Week’ Opening Ceremony.  The event was held at Melia Nassau Beach, November 14, 2017...
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BAIC & RBDF collaboratively launches Transitional Entrepreneurial Training Program for Pre-Retirees - Nov 15, 2017 - 3:40:36 PM

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On Monday October 16th 2017, Executive Chairman of BAIC Miriam Emmanuel along with Minister of National Security, and the RBDF Commodore opened a three day training seminar held at the BAIC’s Corporate Head Office and Training Centre. The program was hosted for Pre-Retirees of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF). The sessions were designed to give Pre-Retirees the tools necessary to enhance their knowledge and improve their business acumen, empowering them to be able to make a smooth transition from military to civilian life...
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Prime Minister Minnis laid wreath at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day - Nov 13, 2017 - 10:21:53 AM

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Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance in observance of Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 12, 2017. 

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PM Sells GB as Potential Tech Hub to International Big-Name Tech Companies - Nov 10, 2017 - 9:33:14 AM

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“A new day is on the horizon for Grand Bahama,” says Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis.  “This island has endured many struggles, but today there is the promise of a new and exciting future for Grand Bahama.”

The Prime Minister’s remarks came during the official opening of the Grand Bahama Tech Summit at Grand Lucayan resort on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The first Tech Summit will lay the foundation for establishing Grand Bahama as a Tech Hub for The Bahamas...
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Parents called on to do their part in rehabilitating children - Nov 7, 2017 - 7:14:09 PM

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The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, has sounded an appeal to parents and the wider community to “share the load” in the journey of rehabilitation.

“Social workers cannot do it alone; psychiatrists cannot conduct therapy in isolation.  Family support is crucial; when the children return home from therapy they cannot return to the same dysfunctional situation. Parents must choose to make the sacrifice for the children and bring the family up together,” said Minister Rolle...
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Innovators of modern technology coming to the Bahamas for Tech Summit - Nov 7, 2017 - 3:47:09 PM

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Combining the beauty of The Bahamas (with its sun, sand and sea), with some of the world’s most informative, ingenious and well-versed individuals in the world of modern technology -- the Grand Bahama Technology Summit is set for November 9-10, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

For a historic few days, Silicon Valley tech wizards on the cutting edge of their craft are expected to deliver first-hand to Bahamians information on what’s new, what’s trending, and what the future will look like in the world of technology...
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Observance of Remembrance Day in Grand Bahama - Nov 7, 2017 - 2:17:10 PM

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The annual Remembrance Day Service in Grand Bahama will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  Hundreds are expected to attend as the veterans of World War I and II, as well as other conflicts around the world, their families, organized groups and students have all been invited to participate in the March and Service. The March will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Christ the King Anglican Church, and is expected to end at 3:30 p.m.  Fr. David Cooper of Mary Star will conduct the service, and Rev. Marie Roach Hepburn will preach...
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Government welcomes open and honest debate on National issues - Nov 7, 2017 - 2:01:23 PM

The Government of The Bahamas welcomes open and honest debate from all quarters, including those concerned with civil society, citizen safety and human rights, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis stated recently.

Prime Minister Minnis said the best debates, however, are those that are free of scare tactics and extreme positions that do not take into account “the necessary, and multiple roles of government” which, the Prime Minister said, always require balance and prudence...
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Observance of National Women's Week 2017 - Nov 26 - Dec 2nd - Nov 2, 2017 - 2:55:49 PM

The Department of Gender and Family Affairs will celebrate National Women's Week 2017 from Sunday, 26 November to Saturday, 2 December 2017. The theme during the week of observance is "Strong Women-Strong Families-Strong Communities". This year will mark the fifty-fifth (55th) anniversary of the enfranchisement of women in The Bahamas and we continue to celebrate.

Activities are being planned by the Department, commencing with a church service, at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Sunday, 26 November 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Additionally, on Wednesday, 29 November 2017, a special assembly will be held at Doris Johnson Senior High School as a part of the youth observance of activities at 9:30 a.m...
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Cynthia "Mother" Pratt presents her book to Prime Minister Minnis - Nov 1, 2017 - 9:30:03 PM

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Former Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia "Mother" Pratt presented a copy of her book, entitled An Ordinary Woman from the Heart of the Inner City, to Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis in a courtesy call at the Office of the Prime Minister, November 1, 2017. 

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