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DPM Turnquest views the Art of Nettica Symonette at the Central Bank, on Her Birthday - May 17, 2018 - 2:33:05 PM
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest visited the art exhibition of Bahamian hospitality and cultural icon, Nettie Symonette at the Central Bank of The Bahamas on Wednesday, May 16, her birthday.  Mr. Turnquest is pictured viewing the 'intuitive' works and enjoying Nettie's special moment on her special day.  The Central Bank introduced her artworks with these words: "The Central Bank of the Bahamas Art Gallery is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of artworks by Nettica 'Nettie' Symonette, on her birthday...
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PHA Appoints New Deputy Managing Director - May 17, 2018 - 2:24:55 PM
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The Public Hospitals Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. C. Lyrone Burrows as Deputy Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority effective 7th May, 2018. 

Mr. Burrows is a graduate of Saint Augustine’s College (Class of 1985) and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting (cum laude) from Barry University in Miami Shores Florida.  He is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (with distinction), and is also an Associate, Customer Service...
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34th Annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships Launched - May 17, 2018 - 2:20:11 PM

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The Department of Sports in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held a press conference Wednesday, May 16, to make the public aware of the upcoming 34th Annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships to be held May 23-26, 2018.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said the Ministry will fulfill its mandate of supplying ground transportation, accommodations and breakfast and lunch for the participants. He said that he is still hopeful that corporate Bahamas will assist in that regard... 
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Miss Regency Bahamas and committee members call on Governor General - May 17, 2018 - 12:33:46 PM
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Miss Regency Bahamas and committee members paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government House on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Wemyss Bight Primary School, Eleuthera, call on Governor General - May 16, 2018 - 11:45:44 PM

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Students and Teachers of Wemyss Bight Primary School, Eleuthera, paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) at Government House on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Shanty Town Report Released by Bahamas Government - May 16, 2018 - 5:55:18 PM

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Statement by Senator Dion A. Foulkes Minister of Labour and Chairman of the SATF on May 16th:

The Shanty Town Action Task Force (SATF) conducted a survey of all ten Shanty Towns in New Providence over a four week period.

The Shanty Towns are located in the Elizabeth, Carmichael (Garden Hills), and Golden Isles constituencies.

The results reveal that there are 1,410 residents residing in the Shanty Towns and a total of 428 households.
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Executives of Bentley University of Waltham, Massachusetts call on Governor General - May 16, 2018 - 2:51:07 PM

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Executives of Bentley University of Waltham, Massachusetts (near Boston) paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (pictured seated centre), at Government House on Monday, May 14, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Sandilands gives local Lodge Chapter green thumbs up for garden project - May 16, 2018 - 1:31:32 PM
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The Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre’s beautification program got a boost recently when members of the Rebecca Chapter No. 4, Prince Hall Affiliate, created a garden in the atrium of the Robert Smith Ward. The garden marks the first phase of a beautification project designed for the area, which is housed in the new Child and Adolescent Robert Smith (CARS) Building at the facility on Fox Hill Road. The delightfully colourful additions included hibiscus, petunias and peonies. Sister Fredericka Wallace who supervises the Robert Smith Ward, described the contribution as a “beautiful change”...
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Director of NEMA attends regional advisory committee meeting on disaster management - May 15, 2018 - 5:32:27 PM
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Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency recently attended the Ninth Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which focused on capacity building and other issues related to comprehensive disaster management.

The annual TAC, which was held Barbados, April 16-20, 2018, is the advisory body to CDEMA on matters relating to strategies for resources for disaster management made available to Participating States, of which The Bahamas is a member...
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Students from Long Island chat with the PM Minnis at Cabinet Office - May 15, 2018 - 11:51:01 AM
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Students of grades five and six, and teachers, of Lower Deadman's Cay Primary School in Long Island visited the Cabinet Office in Churchill Building on Monday, May 14, 2018. The group had the opportunity to chat with Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (seated centre left) at the table, while Cabinet Ministers of the government looked on.

(BIS Photos/Peter Ramsay)...
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Sandilands Primary welcomes former student, Capt. Dwain Hutchinson During Maritime Week - May 14, 2018 - 8:02:39 PM
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During a week filled with activities highlighting Maritime Week, former Sandilands Primary School student, Captain Dwain Hutchinson attended a special assembly in his honour.

In attendance for the occasion, was Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, who told the students that the Captain was an example of a person who had achieved international success but whose beginnings were very humble...
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PM touts Maritime Industry as another means to diversify the economy - May 14, 2018 - 7:25:23 PM
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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis has extolled the potential of the maritime sector as another way to diversify the economy.

He made the observation during the Official Christening Ceremony of Tugboats Samson and Rose at Prince George Dock on Monday, May 14, 2018...
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Deputy Prime Minister's Remarks and Draft Legislation - Fiscal Responsibility - May 14, 2018 - 7:00:19 PM
Press Conference on Fiscal Responsibility Legislation – Public Consultation K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance May 14, 2018:

I invited you here today to present a landmark piece of legislation that honors a significant commitment made by the FNM Administration to the Bahamian people. We promised to make fiscal discipline a central component of our Economic Action Plan, and today we are demonstrating that commitment in a very specific way.

Last week, Cabinet approved the Fiscal Responsibility Bill, 2018 for public consultation. Today, we present that Bill to the Bahamian people...
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General Post Office on East Hill St. - Reduced hours - May 14, 2018 - 6:46:45 PM

The public is advised that the General Post Office Bldg. on E. Hill St. is currently experiencing some challenges to its power supply that will further impact office hours, over the next few days.

As a result, operating hours at the GPO, will be conducted from 8:30am to 12noon, until further notice...
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Commissioning of Samson and Rose - May 14, 2018 - 6:30:01 PM
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Two tug boats, valued at $15 million were commissioned during a ceremony held at the Prince George Wharf on Monday, May 14, 2018. The vessels - Samson  (70 tons) and Rose (60 tons) will serve both Prince George Wharf and Clifton Pier. They will be operated by Tug Services Limited (TSL), a 100 percent-owned Bahamian company, with whom the government has a 15-year contract valued at around $4 million a year. The vessels were built by Damen Shipyards (a Dutch shipping company)...
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Cabinet approves Fiscal Responsibility Bill, 2018 for public consultation - May 14, 2018 - 6:04:39 PM
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The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said the Cabinet of The Bahamas last week approved the Fiscal Responsibility Bill, 2018 for public consultation.

“Today, we present that Bill to the Bahamian people. The Bill sets guiding principles and rules for the way the government spends and accounts for the people’s money,” DPM Turnquest said at a press conference at the Ministry of Finance, Monday, May 14, 2018...
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IDB Team views Quakoo Street Community Centre’s Role in Citizen Security and Justice Initiative - May 14, 2018 - 4:54:24 PM
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Implementation of the government’s expansive multi-agency Citizen Security & Justice Program continues with the objective to reduce crime, and increase safety and security.  The Citizen Security and Justice Program (CSJP) continues to be a top priority for the government and the Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames, whose ministry is responsible for overseeing its operation. 

An Inter-American Development Bank Portfolio Review Mission Team and CSJP, in meeting with various stakeholders, recently viewed ongoing initiatives of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and role it plays in CSJP...
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AG Bethel presents National Flag to Sir Burton Hall, son of Mrs. Hall-King - May 14, 2018 - 1:19:40 PM
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After official services at St. Agnes Church during the State-Recognized Funeral of Former Senator, the late Mrs. Clara Rose Hall-King on Friday morning, May 11, 2018, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel (left) presented Sir Burton Hall, son of Mrs. Hall-King, with the National Flag at St. Agnes Cemetery. 

(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)...

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Grade 6 of Lower Deadman's Cay Primary School, Long Island call on Governor General - May 14, 2018 - 1:17:13 PM
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Grade 6 Students and Teachers of Lower Deadman's Cay Primary School, Long Island, paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Monday, May 14, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Minister of Labour delivers remarks for Government at Former Senator Clara Rose Hall-King's Funeral - May 14, 2018 - 1:09:57 PM
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Remarks And Tribute On The Passing of Former Senator Clara Rose Hall-king by Senator The Hon. Dion A. Foulkes, Minister Of Labour:

Your Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, Bishop Laish Boyd...

Good morning. It is a privilege to have been asked to represent the Government in bringing tribute to the life and legacy of Former Senator Clara Rose Hall-King...

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