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Stat Oil/Equinor call on the Prime Minister Minnis - Jun 20, 2019 - 11:30:34 AM

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Executives of Stat Oil/Equinor paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, Thursday morning, June 20, 2019 at Cabinet Office.  Government participants in the courtesy call were: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest; Permanent Secretary Nicole Campbell; Senior Policy Advisor Joshua Sears; COO/Prime Minister's Delivery Unit Viana Gardiner; and Director of Investments Candia Ferguson.  Stat Oil/Equinor Executives: Heidi Aakre, VP Asset Optimization; Tanya Rigby-Seymour, Manager, Asset Optimization; Charles O’Brien II, Legal Manager; Simon James...
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Cassius Stuart presented a copy of his Book to the Governor General - Jun 20, 2019 - 11:02:43 AM

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Cassius Stuart presented a copy of his book 'A New Start in Business' to Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling during a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Update regarding Mr. Alrae Ramsey and Mr. Blair John - Jun 19, 2019 - 8:36:21 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that the Foreign Service Officer in Turin is now in receipt of the death certificates and passports of Mr. Ramsey and Mr. John.  The family members have been advised.

The Ministry is at present working assiduously with the funeral homes in Turin and Nassau to have the bodies repatriated to The Bahamas as quickly as possible, so that they can be turned over to their family members...
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PM Touts $8 Billion in International Investments - Jun 19, 2019 - 8:00:01 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that $8 billion in international investments have been approved as at May 2019.

That amount includes the $100 million Carnival Cruise Port for Grand Bahama, and new developments throughout the island chain, he said.

The Prime Minister was contributing to the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, June 19, 2019...
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United World College Honourees and Administrators call on the Governor General - Jun 19, 2019 - 4:30:16 PM

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Honourees and administrators of United World College paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, at Government House on Monday, June 17, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Environment and Housing hosts 'Shopping Bag Giveaway' - Jun 19, 2019 - 3:50:58 PM

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The Ministry of The Environment and Housing hosted a free Reusable Shopping Bag Giveaway at Centreville Food Market on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The giveaway was in preparation of the upcoming ban on Selected Single Use Plastics to take effect on January 1, 2020. The ban on plastics will include four prohibited items: point of sale plastic shopping bags, plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons), plastic straws, and Styrofoam food containers and cups.  Customers that day also received literature on the upcoming ban...
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Minister Dames addressed Reception Aboard USS Stout (DDG 55 - Jun 19, 2019 - 3:42:12 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addressed, on June 14, 2019, a reception, aboard the USS Stout (DDG 55), at Prince George Wharf, in Nassau, The Bahamas.  U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers and U.S. Fleet Forces Command commander (Four-Star) Admiral Christopher Grady, and Mrs. Grady co-hosted the event.  Among the senior Bahamas and US Government officials and uniformed branch members in attendance were Acting Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier and Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel...
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MOFA - New Policy on Renewal of E-Passports - Jun 19, 2019 - 2:30:11 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to announce its new policy on the Renewal of E-Passports.

Effective immediately, persons renewing their electronic passports are required to submit the following upon application:

1.     A completed Application Form;

2.    The existing Electronic Passport...
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Government signs contract that will give Crooked Island settlements potable water for first time - Jun 19, 2019 - 1:30:04 PM

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Residents of Crooked Island clapped their hands gleefully and burst forth exclamations of praise during the contract signing ceremony to supply potable water for the first time in several settlements on this remote island.

Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Executive Chairman and MP for Long Island, Adrian Gibson led a small delegation to this southern island Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and signed a contract totaling $1,911,650.46 with Peter Andrews, Chairman, Bahamas Hot Mix (BHM) at Ezekiel Thompson Hall in Cabbage Hill...
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Minister Henfield addressed the 121st Philippines Independence Day Celebrations - Jun 18, 2019 - 8:15:12 PM

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Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren A. Henfield was guest speaker at the Filipino Association of The Bahamas 121st Philippines Independence Day Celebrations on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Baha Mar.  Minister Henfield pointed out that both The Bahamas and the Republic of the Philippines are archipelagic nations and both greatly appreciate their cultural history.  Themed, 'Filipino Pride, My Roots, My Heritage,' the festivities and celebrations featured a 'Search for Miss Philippines Bahamas 2019.'...
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Foreign Affairs response to a Letter to the Editor Appearing in the Tribune Dated 17 June 2019 - Jun 18, 2019 - 7:30:03 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refers to a letter to the Editor dated 11 June 2019 that appeared in The Tribune on Monday, 17 June 2019, attributed to Mr. Abraham Moss, under the caption, “Foreign affairs cost money”. As the Minister reported on the floor of the Honourable House of Assembly during the 2019/2020 Budget Debate, there is a cost to representation in the international arena. That cost is based on the role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
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US Embassy Charge d'Affaires calls on the Chief Justice - Jun 18, 2019 - 6:44:37 PM

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US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Ms. Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Mr. Justice Brian Moree, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, at the Supreme Court on June 18, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)
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Minister Rolle reports on Youth Initiatives - Jun 18, 2019 - 4:55:55 PM

During her recent Contribution to the Budget Debate 2019/2020, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle said, based on the declarations in the Speech from the Throne, her Government desires to increase the outflow of young professionals, reduce the high levels of unemployment of youth, implement specialized programs to equip our youth with essential job related skills, and strengthen Fresh Start and Jump Start programs.

“To increase the outflow of young professionals and reduce the high level of unemployment, and to achieve those results in record time...
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Remarks by Minister of Foreign Affairs - 121st Philippines Independence Day - Jun 18, 2019 - 12:09:52 PM

Good afternoon.
 
This celebration brings the Filipino and Bahamian communities together to commemorate one of the most notable national days of the Republic of the Philippines.  Although the official Independence Day was actually celebrated on Wednesday 12 June, I wish to thank you for organizing this event in The Bahamas, allowing us (my family and fellow citizens) the opportunity to celebrate with you; the Filipino community... 
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Budget Contribution by Minister Renward Wells - Jun 18, 2019 - 10:44:15 AM

See enclosed 2019/2020 Budget Contribution by Minister Renward Wells:

Mr. Speaker

I rise today in this Place on the grace and unmerited favour of Yahweh, Elohim, The Lord of Life. For in Him we live, move and have our being...
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Cabinet Office: New Governor General - Jun 17, 2019 - 7:00:04 PM

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The Cabinet Office announces for general information that Her Excellency, the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling, ON, GCMG will be demitting office on 28th June 2019.  Dame Marguerite served as Governor General from 8th July 2014.

The Honourable Cornelius A. Smith will be appointed as the next Governor General of The Bahamas with effect from 28th June 2019...
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PM Minnis expected to be a part of Grand Bahama’s Independence Celebrations - Jun 17, 2019 - 5:00:44 PM

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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis will take part in Grand Bahama’s Independence Celebrations, scheduled for July 8, 2019. 

At a press conference at Office of the Prime Minister, June 13, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson pointed out: “We are very excited that this year’s Cultural Extravaganza will be held on July 8, which will allow us to become the centre of attention in the country for Independence celebrations,” said Minister Thompson...
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Bahamas Delegation Attends UN Session on Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Jun 17, 2019 - 4:22:21 PM

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The Bahamas Delegation to the '12th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,' June 11-13, 2019 at UN Headquarters' returned to New Providence from New York after three days of meetings, workshops and instruction on Assistive Technology, Information Communication Technology, Social Inclusion and the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.  The Bahamas' delegation was headed by Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, Michael Foulkes; Assistant Director of Disability Affairs Gillian Bethel; Chairman of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities Lester Ferguson...
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The Governor General welcomed Centenarian Ms. Lean Poitier at Government House - Jun 17, 2019 - 2:38:44 PM

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Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, received Ms. Lean Poitier in a courtesy call on the occasion of her 100 birthday at Government House on Friday, June 14, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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The Ministry of Health: Resumption of services at The Flamingo Gardens Clinic - Jun 17, 2019 - 6:56:41 AM

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise members of the public, clients and residents of the Flamingo Gardens Health District, that effective Monday June
17th, 2019 all services provided by the Flamingo Gardens Clinic will be resumed.

The public and residents of the Flamingo Gardens Clinic District, are further advised that the hours of operation are 9am to 9pm...

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