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Parliamentary Registration Dept. Amends Notice Form B - Apr 12, 2017 - 9:10:41 PM

The Parliamentary Registration Department wishes to advise for general information that the Notices appearing in an earlier edition of the Official Gazette of Wednesday 12th April, 2017 regarding FORM B (Section 35) (Form of Notice of Election) have been rescinded and new Notices issued.

The previous Notices should be disregarded...
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Public Advisory: Robin Hood Flour Recall - Apr 12, 2017 - 4:00:29 PM

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has been advised by our Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, that there has been a recall of Robin Hood Flour in Canada.

Merchants and consumers are asked to check the following product number for the flour and discard same as there may be possible E Coli contamination: PC code of 0 59000  01652  8 with a best-before date of 17 April 2018...
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Bahamas Election Set for May 10th - Apr 11, 2017 - 4:43:52 PM

This morning the Prime Minister announced the elections will be held on May 10th, 2017. The following are his remarks:

Earlier today, just a short while ago, the present Parliament was officially dissolved. Every seat in the House of Assembly is now vacant. It is now left to you, the citizenry of our beloved nation, to decide who will fill those seats in the next House of Assembly.

In doing so, you will also be deciding who will form the Government of The Bahamas for the next five years. You will make that momentous decision in what I earnestly hope and pray will be free and fair elections, following a spirited but peaceful campaign...

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One Bahamas and Aliv Announce Partnership - Apr 11, 2017 - 3:56:12 PM

One Bahamas Foundation and Aliv announced a partnership during a Courtesy Call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, April 5, 2017 at Government House.

Called “One Bahamas Comes Aliv” the partnership aims to promote the mandate of One Bahamas – to educate and promote unity -- as Aliv, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, expands its corporate social responsibilities.

One Bahamas seeks to foster community oneness, unison of its people through recognition of national symbols and celebration of The Bahamas’ unique amalgamation of cultures and histories...
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(Photo) Bahamas Parliament Dissolved - Apr 11, 2017 - 1:48:34 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade, as Provost Marshal, read the Proclamation dissolving the current Parliament, and the Proclamation of the convening of a new Parliament, on the steps of the House of Assembly in Rawson Square, April 11, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)
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PM Christie Remarks at Grand Bahama PLP Regional Candidates Launch - Apr 11, 2017 - 11:59:06 AM

Brothers and sisters, you know that we come from a history of triumph over adversity, and we are marching forward together now, with the sense of purpose that comes from believing deeply in what this country can be.

The world is changing, shifting all around us.

We have to know who we are, what makes this little country so special, and we have to be able to stand up for ourselves, and chart a course true to our values.

That’s why perhaps the most important work of any leader is to recruit a team of outstanding people – people of intellect, energy, values and heart...
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Darville Gives Update on Government Projects in West Grand Bahama - Apr 11, 2017 - 9:38:18 AM

West Grand Bahama, The Bahamas - With over $100 Million spent on infrastructural works on Grand Bahama, Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville toured many of those projects in the West, to show Government Heads of Departments the progress of such works.

After touring Government projects in East Grand Bahama at the end of March, Dr. Darville, led an entourage to West Grand Bahama on Friday, April 7, 2017 to get a view of the projects taking place, which are expected to greatly enhance the lives of residents in West Grand Bahama.

According to Dr. Darville, the projects are in keeping with the Government's fiscally sound policies, simultaneously honouring a commitment to advance the infrastructure and stimulate the economy of Grand Bahama...
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Halperns Doing Their Part in Hurricane Relief Efforts - Apr 10, 2017 - 6:03:03 PM

October 6, 2016 will be a date Grand Bahama residents would long remember.

It was on that day that Hurricane Matthew passed through the island wreaking havoc on our coastal and inland settlements, perhaps the most devastating storm in the island’s history.

In the six months since the passage of Matthew many companies and organizations have joined the government’s efforts in bringing relief to the hundreds affected by the storm...
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Enrico Garzaroli of Graycliff Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Gala Cacique Awards - Apr 10, 2017 - 2:40:15 PM

Celebrating “the Business of Tourism,” and recognizing those who have made Bahamas tourism a special experience, the 17th Cacique Awards ceremonies rewarded creativity, initiative and hard work in a black-tie gala at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Saturday.

Outstanding members of the industry from various sectors were applauded for their contributions. And, just before the curtains fell, Enrico Garzaroli, owner of the historic and world-renowned Graycliff was presented the Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award. A veteran in the industry, Mr. Garzaroli migrated to The Bahamas from Italy in 1972 and transformed historic property on West Hill Street into world-renowned Graycliff Hotel and five-star restaurant...
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Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal Launched - Apr 8, 2017 - 6:43:03 PM

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie speaks, on April 6, 2017, during the Official Launch of The Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal, held at the British Colonial Hilton.  The initiative is the first of its kind in The Bahamas and one of only a few Trade Information Portals in the Caribbean Region.  The establishment of the Trade Portal, in collaboration with The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, is an important part of the Government’s ongoing efforts to diversify the Bahamian economy by expanding trade in both goods and services with regional, hemispheric and international trading partners.

Additionally, the Trade Portal is a unique online platform that is yet another step in the direction of the Government in fulfilling the objectives of the national development strategy, which seeks to strengthen the use of information and communications technology in the country’s development...
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Hon. Hope Strachan at the Official Launch of Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal - Apr 8, 2017 - 10:29:44 AM

Remarks of The Honourable C.V. Hope Strachan, M.P. Minister of Financial Services and Local Government at the Official Launch of The Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal British Colonial Hilton 6th April, 2017:

Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Perry Gladstone Christie...

It gives me great pleasure to address you this evening on this very momentous occasion for The Bahamas – the Official Launch of the Bahamas Trade Information Portal...

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Ambassador of Poland Presents Letters of Credence to Bahamas Governor General - Apr 7, 2017 - 8:11:06 PM

Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Piotr Antoni Wilczek, Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Poland to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…
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Permanent Secretaries Attend Luncheon at Government House - Apr 7, 2017 - 6:58:13 PM

Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre), hosted Permanent Secretaries to a Luncheon at Government House on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…
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Parliament Prorogued - Last Day to Register to Vote is April 10th - Apr 7, 2017 - 5:14:55 PM

Today the Commissioner of Police, in his capacity as Provost Marshall read, from the steps of Parliament, two Proclamations from Her Excellency the Governor General.  The first Proclamation Prorogued Parliament on the 7th April 2017 and the second Proclamation gave Notice of the return to Parliament on 11th April 2017.

The Minister of National Security, responsible for Parliamentary Elections, urged Bahamians to get registered to vote, so that they can exercise an important franchise afforded to lawfully qualified citizens...
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Ambassador Rhaming Chairs UN Session on Syria - Apr 7, 2017 - 4:23:42 PM

NEW YORK – His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), in his capacity as Vice President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, on Friday, April 7, 2017, chaired the Plenary Debate on “Global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean Basin, with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers.”

Commencing the session, Ambassador Rahming delivered opening remarks on behalf of the President of the General Assembly, His Excellency Peter Thomson, and invited special guest speakers to deliver statements, including Mr. Volker Turk, Assistant High-Commissioner for Protection for the United Nations High-Commissioner for Refugees...
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Gov't Statement on Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 - 4:15:18 PM

After consultation with the Honourable Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Perry Christie, the Minister of Tourism wishes to inform the public that the original dates for Junkanoo Carnival 2017 have been re-instated May 4 – 6, Nassau and April 28 – 29, Grand Bahama. Additionally, the Minister has requested that the Grand Bahama component of the festival be re-instated for this year’s carnival.

The Minister of Tourism said whilst he understands the thinking that led to the decision made by the Carnival Commission that resulted in the change of dates for the annual event, the Minister is satisfied that after full consideration of all matters pertaining to this year’s carnival an intervention was necessary...
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Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization 25th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps - Apr 7, 2017 - 4:04:14 PM

On Monday, April 10, the Post Office Department will release commemorative stamps celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization, a Bahamian non-profit organization with the mission to promote the conservation of marine mammals in The Bahamas through scientific research and educational outreach.

The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) since 1991 has conducted small vessel surveys primarily around Abaco Island to document the occurrence, distribution and abundance of marine mammals in The Bahamas. The majority of species found locally are deep-diving toothed whales that inhabit the pelagic waters surrounding the shallow Bahama banks. Some migrate through The Bahamas, but many species are year-round residents, including some of the world’s least known whales...
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Official Photo of Members of Senate - Apr 7, 2017 - 2:27:10 PM

Official Photo of Members of the Senate, April 3, 2017.  From left: Jerome Gomez, Tanisha Tynes, Robyn Lynes, Rodney Moncur, Alex Storr, Allyson Maynard Gibson (Government Leader), Lady Sharon Wilson (President of the Senate), Joseph Curry (Vice-President of the Senate), Gregory Burrows, Monique Gomez (Opposition Leader), Gary Sawyer, and Jude Knowles. 

Official photo taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
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Polish Ambassador Presents Copie 'D'Usage of Letters of Credence at Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Apr 7, 2017 - 1:43:55 PM

Sheila Carey, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration, was presented the copie d'usage of Letters of Credence from His Excellency Piotr Antoni Wilczek, Ambassador Designate of Republic of Poland, March 28, in a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration.

Official photograph taken by Patrick Hanna of Bahamas Information Services…”
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Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas officially opens - Apr 7, 2017 - 3:26:38 AM

At the Official Opening of the Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas on March 31, 2017, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said the nation is becoming more and more “an exciting, transformative” destination with the resurgence of tourism featuring new, upscale properties, some with global grown brands.

“We’ve all seen the transformation in Western New Providence with properties such as the Island House, Ocean West and Albany, which have led the way in defining a new paradigm in almost every hotel product category, and the soon-to-open mega resort, Baha Mar, which is bringing economic revitalization to the Cable Beach area with the global investor CTF Enterprises, and new brands, including Grand Hyatt, Rosewood and SLS as well as world class casino, convention, golf, spa, restaurant and shopping facilities..."

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