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US Donates Over $430,000 in Equipment and Gear to the Royal Bahamas Police Force - Dec 9, 2018 - 9:30:16 PM

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers took part in the official handover ceremony of more than $430,000 in equipment and gear to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) at the Police College, on December 6, 2018. According to the Embassy the donation was made possible through the U.S. Department of State’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section. The donation included 293 ballistic vests, plates, uniforms; a high-powered Leica Macroscope; Police College training equipment; and Safe Boat Maintenance Equipment to various units in the RBPF. Also present were Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of National Security Eugene Poitier, Acting Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour, National Commandant of the Police Training College Dr. Chaswell Hanna...
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'Be a Hero' Cleanup Campaign - Gambier Primary School - Dec 9, 2018 - 8:30:25 PM

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, Spouse of the Prime Minister Mrs. Patricia Minnis, and Director of Environmental Health Services Melanie McKenzie joined environment stakeholders, on December 7, 2018, in bringing the “Be A Hero” cleanup campaign to Gambier Primary School, in Gambier Village. 
According to a press release, The Ministry of the Environment and Housing, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Education, began the initiative in October, seeking to foster a greater sense of pride in cleaner, safer environments...
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Walkthrough of the 2018-2019 Junkanoo Parade Route, Downtown Nassau - Dec 9, 2018 - 7:26:11 PM

Executive Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutheralnd, Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant and Senior officials of the Cultural Affairs Division of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture joined Junkanoo Parade planning stakeholders in a walkthrough of the 2018-2019 Junkanoo Parade route, in Downtown Nassau, on December 6, 2018.  It was an opportunity to investigate aspects of the route, such as which areas needed better lighting, sanitation facilities and more security initiatives or police presence. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...

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Best of the Best Regatta, Championship Day - Dec 9, 2018 - 6:41:12 PM

Championship Day during the Best of the Best Regatta, Montagu Bay. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

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Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre Continues to Make Strides and History - Dec 9, 2018 - 5:49:12 PM

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said the Public Hospitals Authority Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre continues to make strides and history with first time accomplishments including a focused intent of dispelling the myths of mental illness.

“Sandilands is making the community more comfortable and accommodating of persons with mental illness,” Dr. Sands said during the Visit of Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling to the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Friday, December 7, 2018...
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EMT Travels to EMS EXPO - Dec 8, 2018 - 5:22:26 PM

PHA, Paramedic Supervisor with the National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) Fredrick Johnson III joined nearly 6,000 participants from more than 50 countries at the EMS World Expo, held this year in Nashville, Tennessee. The 5-day expo which combines workshops and conference sessions over five days is the largest emergency medical services dedicated event in the world.

The Expo aims to  provide the training that increases the quality of patient care; with a focus on progressive curriculum and technology.  Johnson who met fellow EMS professionals from Denmark, Calgary, California, and Iowa among others said he was overwhelmed with the offerings, “Gaining a wealth of knowledge pertinent to the diverse field of EMS was extraordinary,” Johnson said...
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Ministry of Labour to Hold Final Labour on the Blocks Job Fair for 2018 - Dec 7, 2018 - 5:50:51 PM

The Ministry and the Department of Labour will hold its tenth and final ‘Labour on The Blocks’ Job Fair this coming Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Department of Labour at its City Corporate Center Office on Rosetta Street. This will mark the final ‘Labour on the Blocks’ Job Fair for the Ministry after holding ten successful Job Fairs so far this year.

Saturday’s job fair will be a special construction job fair mainly to hire employees for Ocean Cay. Job Fair organizers will be seeking to interview and hire plumbers, electricians, foremen, labourers, carpenters, steelman and masons...
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2018’s Last Pop-Up Farmer’s Market at Gladstone Road to be ‘Customer Appreciation Day’ - Dec 7, 2018 - 3:44:52 PM

The last Pop-Up Farmers Market for the year at the Gladstone Road location will be on Saturday, December 8, and will be ‘Customer Appreciation Day.’

“As part of our Customer Appreciation Day, patrons will receive a five per cent discount across the board on already drastically reduced prices and remember, the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) never charged the additional VAT of 4.5 per cent – we always paid that amount to the Government,” Michael Foulkes, Executive Chairman, BAIC announced at a press conference at the Corporation, Friday, December 7, 2018...
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Prime Minister Minnis Encourages BHTA to Diversify Multi-Island Tourism Product and 'Go Solar' - Dec 7, 2018 - 1:47:02 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis addressed the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Board of Directors and Membership Annual Meeting in the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis, Paradise Island on Friday, December 7, 2018.  He challenged the association to do more to further diversify the tourism product and continue to promote The Bahamas as a multi-island destination. He also encouraged the installation of solar panels and the use of renewable energy in tourism resort properties throughout the islands. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...
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IDB Courtesy Call on DPM Turnquest - Dec 7, 2018 - 12:23:28 PM

Daniela Carrera-Marquis, the newly appointed IDB Country Representative in The Bahamas, makes a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon. Min. Peter Turnquest, on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Accompanying Mrs. Carrera-Marquis is Michael Nelson, IDB Chief of Operations.

During the visit, the IDB representatives and Min. Turnquest discussed ongoing plans for development opportunities in The Bahamas...
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The Governor General Presented a Book at OPM/Grand Bahama Courtesy Call - Dec 6, 2018 - 6:25:47 PM

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling (second left) made a courtesy call on Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, at the Office of the Prime Minister, December 5, 2018.  During the Courtesy Call, the Governor General was presented a new book written by S. L. Sheppard (third left). In accepting the book, she said she found the fictional novel’s title, “The Leftover Daughters” to be very intriguing and promised to read it.  The author said that she was inspired by a story told to her by one of her friends and after doing some research, found that she ended up with an entire novel. On hand during the presentation were Minister Thompson (left)...
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Best of the Best Series Race Day 1 - Dec 6, 2018 - 2:57:05 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas - At Montagu Bay:

The Best of the Best Series Race Day 1

The Fleet of Class C boats during Best of the Best Regatta.

Class C boat Slaughter won the 1st series race.

H-20 finished 2nd in Class C boats 1st series race...
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Government’s e-Procurement & Suppliers Registry Team Signs up Contractors - Dec 6, 2018 - 1:54:45 PM

Members from the Government’s e-Procurement & Suppliers Registry Team were on hand to educate as well as sign up contractors for the Registry during the Bahamas Contractors’ Association’s monthly meeting at the Poop Deck on the Beach & Sandyport, Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

The whole idea of the Registry system is to make the process of government procurement transparent and to ensure that there is fairness across the system, so that everyone has an opportunity...
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Students’ talent on display at Festival of Carols - Dec 6, 2018 - 1:46:25 PM

Primary, junior and senior high school students wowed the audience with their musical and artistic talents during the Festival of Carols, December 5, 2018 at the Church of God of Prophecy, East Street Tabernacle.

The hundreds of students, teachers, school administrators, Ministry of Education (MOE) executives and officials, parents and curious onlookers in the congregation received the performances with thunderous applauds and standing ovations...
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Outstanding Bahamians Recognized at National Sports Awards - Dec 6, 2018 - 1:23:36 PM

The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle; Acting Permanent Secretary, Rhoda Jackson and Director of Sports, Timothy Munnings joined members of the nation’s sporting community and stakeholders in recognizing outstanding Bahamians at the National Sports Awards held at SuperClubs Breezes, November 30, 2018.  Also present were Executive Director of Culture, Rowena Poiter-Sutherland; The Bahamas Olympic Committee Secretary General, Derron Donaldson; Sports Division staff members and numerous sports-related federations and associations representatives.  The Prime Minister’s Award for Male and Female Athlete of the Year went to Steven Gardiner and Shaunae Miller-Uibo...
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PM Minnis signs George H.W. Bush book of condolence - Dec 6, 2018 - 1:17:35 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis today signed the Official Book of Condolence at the US Embassy on the passing of the 41st. President of the United States, George H. W. Bush.  Pictured at left is US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

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Governor General signs George H.W. Bush book of condolence - Dec 6, 2018 - 12:49:35 PM

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling signed the Book of Condolence at the US Embassy today on the passing of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States.

US Embassy Charge d'Affaires, Stephanie Bowers is at left.  (BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
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Social Services Minister Lauds Bahamian Women in Politics - Dec 6, 2018 - 12:46:08 PM

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell applauded the contributions of women in Bahamian politics during the Department of Gender and Family Affairs’ Women in Politics symposium held at the Ministry under the theme “Strengthening Partnerships for the Empowerment of Women” on November 28, 2018.  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle joined one of the largest rosters of Bahamian politics personalities in making presentations at the event...
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Prime Minister encourages residents to Go Green - Dec 6, 2018 - 12:29:11 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is keeping his Government’s commitment to support and facilitate the use of solar panels and other forms of renewal energy aimed at reducing the cost of energy.

On Thursday, December 6, 2018 he delivered remarks at the showcasing of a new solar parking structure at Nassau Agencies Ltd. on Jerome and Mt. Pleasant avenues...
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PHA asserts New Shift System is the sole unresolved matter with BNU - Dec 5, 2018 - 7:22:18 PM

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) today refuted statements by the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) which specified that “other disputes” apart from the proposed implementation of the new standardized shift, were outstanding. 

In September this year the PHA announced that all outstanding matters with the BNU had been resolved, and that the only outstanding issue was the implementation of a standardized shift system for nurses which would bring them in line with the current system in place for all allied health staff...

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