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George Town Primary Welcomed at Government House - Mar 20, 2017 - 3:42:19 PM

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Students and teachers of George Town Primary School, Exuma, called upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government House on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
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Work Progressing on $11.5 Million School in West Grand Bahama - Mar 20, 2017 - 3:18:11 PM

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Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville on Monday expressed much delight over the ongoing construction of a new junior high school for Holmes Rock, West Grand Bahama.

Dr. Darville joined Education Minister, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald in touring the construction site early Monday morning. He also noted that the complex is designed to be a hurricane shelter for the West Grand Bahama District.

The Government, on September 8, 2016 signed two contracts totalling $11,523,470 for the project which is expected to be a replica of the Sister Mary Patrica Russell Junior High School in Freeport...
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Fishermen in North Andros Receive Assistance Vouchers - Mar 20, 2017 - 2:07:26 AM

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A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) recently visited Nicholls Town to distribute vouchers under the Hurricane Matthew Fisheries Relief Programme to fishermen who were adversely impacted as a result of the devastating storm of October 2016.

Some 28 vouchers were distributed amounting to $104,600, to assist the fishermen in becoming operational again. Damage from the hurricane comprised mainly to loss of small fishing boats and loss of outboard engines...
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Bahamas Statement on the Death of Caribbean Nobel Prize Winning Poet, Dereck Alton Walcott - Mar 17, 2017 - 6:08:24 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has issued a statement on the death of Caribbean Nobel Prize winning poet, Dereck Alton Walcott.

The Bahamas along with the rest of the Caribbean mourns the death of Dereck Alton Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet. Mr. Walcott, who hails from St. Lucia was also a playwright and painter. According to a statement issued by his family, he died peacefully Friday 17th March, 2017, at his home in Cap Estate, Saint Lucia. The Bahamas extends heartfelt condolences to his family and the Government and people of St. Lucia...
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Guangdong Art Troupe perform in The Bahamas - Mar 17, 2017 - 5:16:15 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended a performance by Guangdong Art Troupe, entitled ‘Chinese Style and Guangdong’s Image’ at Baha Mar Convention Centre, March 14, in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. 

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to The Bahamas His Excellency Huang Qinguo... 
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Notice: Voter's Cards for Centreville, Freetown, Bains Town and Grants Town - Mar 17, 2017 - 2:37:37 PM

For Centreville, Freetown, Bains Town and Grants Town Constituencies -- Distribution of Voter's Cards on the date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

On Saturday, March 18:

Distribution of Voter’s Cards for registered voters of Centreville and Freetown constituencies will take place at Palmdale Primary School, Bradley Street. [Rather than St. George’s Anglican Church]

Distribution of Voter’s Cards for registered voters of Bains Town and Grants Town constituencies will take place at C.R. Walker Senior High School, Blue Hill Road...
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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Calls on Freeport Harbour - Mar 17, 2017 - 1:46:40 PM

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On Sunday, March 12th the MS Boudicca, of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, sailed into Freeport Harbour on its inaugural voyage to Grand Bahama Island.

Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, along with the Freeport Harbour Company, participated in a ceremonial plaque exchange with ship representatives on board the vessel.

The MS Boudicca, which sails from all ports around the United Kingdom, was built in 1973, and refitted in 2011, can hold up to 880 guests...
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The Bahamas congratulates the Netherlands - Mar 17, 2017 - 12:35:29 PM

The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has congratulated the Government of the Netherlands on the successful exercise of democracy in its recent elections.  The Government of The Bahamas looks forward to continuing the mutually cordial and long standing friendly relationship between the two countries.

Diplomatic Relations between The Bahamas and the Netherlands were established in 1974.  The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has sent a Diplomatic Note of congratulations to Prime Minister Mark Rutte...
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22 Graduates Told They are Future of Customs Department - Mar 17, 2017 - 10:20:43 AM

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Twenty-two graduates of the Bahamas Customs Department were told they are the future, and stand on the shoulders of many who worked hard to make it what it is today.

Comptroller of Customs, Charles Turner, congratulated them during their Graduation and Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday, March 15 at the Bahamas Union of Teacher's Hall in Pioneer's Loop...
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The Need for More Customs Officers Continues to Grow Says PM - Mar 17, 2017 - 12:28:35 AM

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Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie has called on Assistant Comptroller of Customs in Grand Bahama, Sherick Martin to begin right away preparing another group of Customs recruits for another Customs Training program.

The appeal from the Prime Minister came during his address of the 22 new recruits who officially graduated on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, during a ceremony at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall.

Prime Minister Christie said his request for the formation of another immediate training program comes in light of the fact that the country’s...
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Grand Bahama Customs Grads Enter New, Innovative System - Mar 16, 2017 - 10:40:40 PM

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The 22 new Customs graduates in Grand Bahama became a part of the first group of recruits to be the beneficiaries of a $16.5 million loan agreement between the Government of The Bahamas and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), according to Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie.

Speaking to the graduating class of Grand Bahama’s Customs recruits on Wednesday, March 15, at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall, Prime Minister Christie pointed out that the Loan Agreement has three main components: (i) to improve the facilitation of trade, (ii) collect revenue, and (iii) improve border protection...
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DPM Davis Asks Students to Do Well in Upcoming Exams - Mar 16, 2017 - 1:01:32 PM

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Government High School students stopped in at the Ministry of Works on Wednesday for a courtesy call on the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis.  DPM Davis welcomed the students and asked that they do their best in their national exams, in looking towards the future...
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Urban Renewal Reaches Out to Residents of Elizabeth Estates - Mar 16, 2017 - 10:22:56 AM

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The Urban Renewal 2.0 Programme continued its quest to uplift and bring hope and relief to residents, taking its Community Uplifting Services into Elizabeth Estates Wednesday, March 15th.

Residents, young and old alike, gathered on the basketball court at the rear of the Police Station and engaged in praise and worship led by the Urban Renewal Praise Team, a testimonial by Shelton Burrows, President of the Elizabeth Estates Community Association, words of encouragement by Bishop Arnold Josey, Commonwealth Baptist Church and Pastor Dwight Ferguson...
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Four Doppler Radars to Be Installed by Mid-April - Mar 16, 2017 - 2:59:43 AM

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Four new Doppler radars are being installed to improve the functionality of the Department of Meteorology. The radar will be situated in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Long Island and Abaco. Currently, the only radar system, stationed on New Providence, is being refurbished and upgraded to be established in Ragged Island later. The contract for the radar system was awarded to Vaisala, a Finnish company, at a cost of $20 million. On completion, the entire Bahamas will be under full radar coverage. In addition, the company will install nine more weather stations.

The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Weather Station at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Wednesday, March 15, 2017...
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Grand Bahama Minister Encourages Trained Clinical Nurses to Do Well - Mar 16, 2017 - 2:09:29 AM

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Twenty-five persons currently training to become Trained Clinical Nurses were encouraged by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville to do well during their training as the country gets ready to the launch the National Health Insurance Plan in April.

Minister Darville visited one of the training sessions on Monday, March 13, at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute where the University of The Bahamas students are being trained...
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At UN Griffin Declares Key Initiatives to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality - Mar 15, 2017 - 6:11:12 PM

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The Government of The Bahamas has undertaken three key initiatives aimed at promoting women’s economic empowerment and equality in the country, particularly at the women in leadership level, Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin told a key United Nations Women’s Body, Wednesday.

Mrs. Griffin said the three initiatives should also help to break the cycle of poverty, reduce income inequality, increase economic mobility, improve the welfare of women and children, and introduce legislation to promote gender equality in Board appointments and Social Security Benefits that address vulnerable groups of women,,.
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Prime Minister Christie's Greetings at Church of God of Prophecy's National Convention - Mar 15, 2017 - 8:57:40 AM

Greetings by the Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie, MP, Prime Minister at the 94th Biennial National Convention of Church of God of Prophecy East Street Tabernacle Monday, 13th March, 2017:

It is always a profound pleasure for me to join with the leadership of the Church of God of Prophecy in your 94th Biennial National Convention.

I recognize the leadership of the Church of God of Prophecy who are here assembled but in particular I would wish to recognize Bishop Sam N. Clements the General Overseer, Bishop Clayton N. Martin, the General Presbyter...
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Redirection of Evening Voter Registration Centres - Mar 14, 2017 - 11:12:28 PM

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Due to the Redistribution exercise, Evening Voter Registration Centres have been affected, and are now as listed below.

These centres are open daily, Monday to Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CLOSED STATIONS (temporarily) OPEN STATIONS...
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Social Services Continues To Assist at Shelter: More than 1,200 Residents Receive Help in Fire’s Aftermath - Mar 14, 2017 - 5:32:43 PM

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Social Workers from the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, will continue to provide extended hours assistance at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium for residents of the Jubilee Gardens and Tall Pines Communities.

The Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium was utilized not only as an emergency shelter service to facilitate families and/or individual residents needing emergency shelter services, but also as a Command Centre where residents could apply for assistance and complete the Department’s registration process...
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Doris Treco-Dean celebrates her 100 year birthday - Mar 14, 2017 - 3:32:10 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling paid a visit to Mrs. Doris Treco-Dean, who currently celebrates her 100 birthday. 

Dame Marguerite presented Mrs. Treco-Dean with a bouquet of flowers and a fruit basket at her home in Pinewood Gardens on Thursday...

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