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Minister of Tourism Has Meeting with Executives of Paradise Island Promotion Board - Feb 19, 2018 - 8:42:59 PM

Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar (centre) met with members of the Paradise Island Promotion Board at the Ocean Club Boardroom, February 19, 2018.  Board Members, pictured from left: John Conway, Interim Chairman (Ocean Club, A Four Season Resort Bahamas}; George Myers, Chairman Emeritus (Bay View Suites, Paradise Island); Audrey Oswell, President & Managing Director, Atlantis Paradise Island; Minister D’Aguilar; William Naughton, Vice-Chairman/Paradise Island (Comfort Suites Paradise Island)...
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Grand Bahama Labour on the Blocks A Success - Feb 19, 2018 - 8:16:07 PM

Hundreds of job seekers turned out in full force at The Ministry of Labour and Department of Labour’s first ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’ in Grand Bahama on Saturday, 17 February as they registered for jobs with the Department of Labour’s employment data bank and local companies attending the event.

The event was a smashing success. On hand to personally welcome and greet the job seekers was the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes...
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Hundreds of Job Seekers Register at Labour on the Blocks Job Fair in Grand Bahama - Feb 19, 2018 - 6:50:20 PM

Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, on Saturday said he was pleased with the Labour on the Blocks Job Fair: over 1,000 people turned up hoping to find employment or better opportunities.

The job fair, said the Minister, was very important as the Labour Department in Freeport receives a number of requests for Labour Certificates. These, he said, are known as NOVs or Notice of Vacancies and in order for a company to get a work permit, they must demonstrate that there are no Bahamians available to fill the position...
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The Governor General Presents Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award to Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss - Feb 19, 2018 - 1:37:21 PM

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite attended the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation's 54th Annual Ball on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Melia Nassau Beach resort.  The Governor General is pictured (left) being welcomed to the event by the heart foundation's Chairman Roy Barnes and Mrs. Marilyn Cambridge, and also greeting Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss and Mrs. Francisca Moss and other guests upon her entrance.  The highlight of the evening was presentation of the 50th Anniversary Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award, which was given to Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss...
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'Labour on the Blocks' - New Providence South Western District - Feb. 24 - Feb 19, 2018 - 1:21:53 PM

The Ministry of Labour and The Department of Labour will host another of its already successful job fairs on Saturday, 24th February, 2018.

The Department of Labour has already hosted three (3) very successful “Labour on the Blocks” events which included Bain & Grants Town, a Construction Industry specific job fair at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium and an extremely well attended event in Grand Bahama at the Columbus Park this past Saturday.

The next event is scheduled for the Southern district of New Providence this coming Saturday, 24th February from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Golden Gates Park, opposite Golden Gates Assembly Church, Carmichael Road...
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OAS Small Business Development Representatives welcomed to Grand Bahama - Feb 19, 2018 - 12:51:10 PM

Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson on Thursday, February 15, welcomed two representatives from the Organization of American States Small Business Development Centre. He noted that the government has been working with the OAS to develop a Small Business Development Centre in the country, and to create one in Grand Bahama.

While in Grand Bahama, Renee Penco, Programme Coordinator of the Small Business Development Centre, and Cliff Parades, Director of the Small Business Development Centre Network...
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Junkanoo Leaders and Stakeholders at 2018 National Junkanoo Conclave - Feb 19, 2018 - 12:13:30 PM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard addressed the opening session of the 2018 National Junkanoo Conclave held and the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on February 15, 2018.  The three-day conclave brought together Junkanoo leaders, representatives and stakeholders from throughout The Bahamas to voice their concerns, learn about new initiatives and chart the way forward for the Bahamian art form.  A week-long Junkanoo festival at the end of the year is being considered, rather than have just two parades...
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Foulkes blasts PLP for its criticism of Bahamians landing jobs - Feb 18, 2018 - 8:05:56 PM

Sadly, but not surprising, the Progressive Liberal Party finds the nerve to criticize the Labour On The Blocks initiative held on Grand Bahama this past Saturday at Columbus Park, Freeport, and the launching of three related events carried out in New Providence several weeks ago. 

The Progressive Liberal Party left the economy of Grand Bahama in a devastated state, and by extension, the Bahamas on the brink of yet another downgrade... 
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Olympians at BAISS - Feb 16, 2018 - 10:31:08 PM

Olympians Pauline Davis Rolle and Shaunae Miller Uibo were at BAISS today at the National Stadium.  Also pictured at the track and field competition are Cabinet Ministers Jeffrey Lloyd and Michael Pintard.

 (BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
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PM Minnis at BAISS Track & Field Meet - Feb 16, 2018 - 5:14:56 PM

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, a St. Augustine's College (SAC) alumnus, stopped in at the BAISS track and field competition at the National Stadium today to cheer for SAC, who won the meet against other independent schools. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)
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Seniors enjoy Valentine movie treat - Feb 16, 2018 - 5:08:04 PM

The Ministry of Social Services through its Urban Renewal division expressed love to some 250 senior citizens with a post Valentine’s Day treat to Galleria Cinemas, Friday, February 16.

The seniors, who represented some 10 Urban Renewal Centres, basked in the moment as they embraced the sights of the Mall at Marathon and sounds of the Urban Renewal Band, which provided entertainment prior to the start of the movie.  Arthur Johnson, an inspector with Urban Renewal, serenaded the elderly as they queued...
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PM announces $4 billion oil refinery project in Grand Bahama - Feb 16, 2018 - 2:46:56 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis announced that his government has approved Oban Energies to commence an oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama.

The project is expected to create 600 direct jobs, 1,000 indirect jobs during construction and an estimated project cost of over $4 billion.

The Prime Minister’s announcement came at the start of the sitting of Parliament on Wednesday, February 14, 2018...
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Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture: National Sports Awards - Feb 15, 2018 - 6:27:05 PM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is indeed proud to announce the The National Sports Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony will celebrate achievement in sports for the year 2017 and will be held at Government House on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., hosted by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG.

It would seem as if 2017 was the year that the world came to The Bahamas in droves to compete for gold.  The year 2017 yielded the National High School Track Championship, Carifta  Judo, Carifta Water Polo, and Carifta Swimming Championships...
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Government of Japan gives $500,000 grant to the Bahamas National Trust - Feb 15, 2018 - 6:07:02 PM

The Government of Japan through the Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Programme (JPO) has given the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) a US$500,000 non-reimbursable grant for a community-based conch management project in the Family Islands.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest thanked the JPO, as well as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which was instrumental in helping The Bahamas receive the grant...
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Labour Minister announces 21 Local Companies to attend Grand Bahama’s ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’ This Saturday - Feb 15, 2018 - 3:34:44 PM

The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes announced in the Senate today that the Ministry of Labour and the Department of Labour will launch their first ever ‘Labour on The Blocks Job Fair’ for Freeport, Grand Bahama on that island on this Saturday, 17 February, 2018 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Susan J. Wallace Park (formerly known as Columbus Park) on Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue.

Minister Foulkes announced that some 21 local companies on Grand Bahama will be in attendance and he invited all job seekers on Grand Bahama to attend the Job Fair...
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Ministry of Health Launches ‘HIV Continued Medical Education for Physicians’ - Feb 15, 2018 - 1:04:32 PM

The Ministry of Health, in keeping with its mandate to ensure that the highest quality of services for health promotion, health protection and health care are accessible to all residents of The Bahamas, announces launch of The National HIV/AIDS Programme’s  “HIV Continued Medical Education for Physicians.” 

Ministry of Health Surveillance reports indicate that there are 8,667 people living with HIV in The Bahamas; as such the Ministry encourages physicians to continue their education and training in this area.  One of the objectives of the training, as explained by the National HIV/AIDS Programme Director, Dr. Nikkiah Forbes is to reinforce the Ministry’s “Treat All” Policy...
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Former Treasurer takes new post as Deputy Financial Secretary/Operations - Feb 15, 2018 - 12:47:07 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest said Eugenia Cartwright has transitioned from her position as the first female Treasurer in the Public Treasury Department to become the Deputy Financial Secretary for Operations at the Ministry of Finance.

“This is a very significant role in the way forward for the Ministry of Finance, because for too long the Ministry has been allowed to kind of drift,” the DPM said during an Appreciation Luncheon for Ms. Cartwright at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Wednesday, February 14, 2018... 
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Minister expresses well wishes to Chinese Government at Event Celebrating Chinese New Year - Feb 14, 2018 - 8:00:53 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield attended a ceremony commemorating the opening of the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). The event was held at the British Colonial Hilton on Thursday, 8th February.  The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo and his wife Madame Zheng Chuncao hosted the event. Also in attendance were: the Governor General, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Judiciary, Senior Public Service officials and Members of the Chinese community in the Bahamas...
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'Culture and Youth in The Park' - Part of Community Outreach - Feb 14, 2018 - 5:12:18 PM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said that the “Culture and Youth in the Park” event his Ministry held, on February 10, 2018, was a part of community outreach and a way to encourage and recognize the youth and culturally-minded persons throughout The Bahamas.

“Essentially, we believe that it is important to interact with our young people in positive ways," Minister Pintard said at the event, which was held on the George “Busta” Brown Park, in the Bain and Grants Town community.
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NHI Authority Appoints Managing Director - Feb 14, 2018 - 4:37:27 PM

The Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) announces the appointment of Mr. Graham Whitmarsh who assumes the position of Interim Managing Director effective 19th February 2018. Mr. Whitmarsh will report to the NHIA Board of Directors and lead the expanded and accelerate implementation of NHI in the Bahamas. The Board expects a permanent Bahamian Managing Director will be appointed to lead NHI within 2 to 3 years...

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