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News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS presented a tool for member states to design and prioritize competitiveness policies - Nov 14, 2019 - 7:40:50 PM


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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) today presented an innovative competitive tool for inclusive economic growth in the framework of a meeting of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the OAS in which a debate was held on an approach that allows prioritizing competitiveness policies that contribute to economic growth with evidence-based instruments and methodologies.

The tool presented is a portal to support member states in their efforts to design and prioritize competitiveness policies through simulation models and methodologies with data-driven instruments.

News : Local

Dominican Poachers Apprehended in Joint Operation - Nov 14, 2019 - 5:40:40 PM


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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel HMBS CASCARILLA, under the command of Senior Lieutenant Samantha Hart arrived at Coral Harbour Base Thursday November 14, 2019 12:30 pm.

The 76-ft. Dominican vessel was caught in the Cochinos Banks on Wednesday 13 November at 12:24 am as a result of a joint effort by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the US Coast Guard...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Jeannie Thompson launches new book ‘Bahamian Tapestry’ - Nov 14, 2019 - 5:00:08 PM


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Jeannie Thompson began writing plays when she was 8 years old. In the days when Sir Clement Maynard was at the helm of the Ministry of Tourism and there was an urgent need to reform our people’s attitudes toward visitors, Minister Clement Maynard called on the sharp intellect and creativity of Jeannie Thompson, and she delivered two memorable radio soap operas,  “The Fergusons of Farm Road” and “Sam Finley’s Sandcastle” which, were hugely effective in helping to shape what is now today the legendary warm Bahamian hospitality. Other works of Ms. Thompson followed, enriching the repertoire of the Dundas Theatre...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS and AUI launch project to improve access to educational resources for persons with disabilities - Nov 14, 2019 - 4:40:40 PM


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The Organization of American States (OAS) and Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) are launching a joint project to create an online repository of resources that make teaching and learning more accessible for persons with disabilities.

The launch of the project includes a three-month survey of those who produce or use existing teaching and learning resources for persons with disabilities. The OAS, through its Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Miss World Visited Abaco, Greeted Children at Amy Rogers Primary School in Green Turtle Cay - Nov 14, 2019 - 4:30:21 PM


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Miss World 2018, Vanessa Ponce de Leon, paid a visit to storm-ravaged Abaco, November 13, 2019.  While in Abaco, she visited Amy Rogers Primary School in Green Turtle Cay.  Currently, 24 students are enrolled at the school.  Miss World was accompanied by Miss World Bahamas, Nyah Bandelier.  This is the first time ever that a reigning Miss World has visited The Bahamas.  Miss Ponce de Leon is pictured with Miss Bandelier, school and local officials during the visit, and with the children in their classroom.

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

87 Haitian Migrants apprehended in Great Inagua - Nov 14, 2019 - 4:20:17 PM


A total eighty-seven (87) migrants, inclusive of (26) Females, (59) Males and (2) minors were turned over to the Department of Immigration at Matthew Town last evening by Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and United States Coast Guard Cutter, Diligence. This group was detected by Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) while on a routine patrol in waters on the southeastern end of Great Inagua...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Good News for The Bahamas - Nov 14, 2019 - 3:41:19 PM


The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to be a leading destination for travelers around the world. While the Caribbean, as a whole, is showing a positive forward booking situation for the next three months, The Bahamas is showing even more demand than expected, with new airlift to Nassau being added from major hubs across the globe. In other exciting news, The Bahamas was recently named Top Island in The Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards...

Entertainment

Alicia Keys To Host 62nd GRAMMY Awards - Nov 14, 2019 - 3:25:19 PM


Fifteen-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and global superstar Alicia Keys will return as host of the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® and took to YouTube and socials this morning to announce the news in a video. The announcement comes just days before GRAMMY nominees are set to be revealed on Wednesday, Nov. 20...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Simone Fitzcharles Sworn In as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal - Nov 14, 2019 - 2:47:59 PM


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Simone Fitzcharles was sworn in as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal by His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Thursday, November 14, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Diabetic Association call on the Governor General - Nov 14, 2019 - 2:10:45 PM


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His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, welcomed Executives of the Bahamas Diabetic Association in a courtesy call in recognition of  World Diabetes Day at Government House on Thursday, November 14, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

Community

The Salvation Army launches Iconic Red Kettle Campaign to Fight for Good - Nov 14, 2019 - 1:50:43 PM


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Like the sight of decorations adorning lamp poles, and the smell of fruit cakes fresh out the oven, since 1931, the iconic sound of the Red Kettle bell is an age-old tradition that heralds the arrival of the local holiday season.

From November 23 to December 24, The Salvation Army will enlist the support of dozens of volunteers to cover the island, bell ringing to bring help, hope, and comfort to those who need it most during the holidays and throughout the year...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Chief Justice Mr. Brian M. Moree, Q.C. attended Regional Heads of Judiciary Meeting - Nov 14, 2019 - 12:26:27 PM


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The 6th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Judicial Officers (“CAJO”) was held in Belize City, Belize from October 31 through November 2, 2019 under the theme “Judicial Integrity – The Pathway to Public Trust and Confidence”.  Over 150 judicial officers, including Chief Justices, Justices, Registrars, Magistrates and Court Administrators from throughout the Caribbean were in attendance.

The Honourable Chief Justice Mr. Brian M. Moree, Q.C. attended the regional Heads of Judiciary meeting, which convened the day prior to the start of the Conference... 

Community

The Bahamas National Trust presents Conservation Champions Awards - Dec. 12th - Nov 14, 2019 - 12:00:30 PM


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The Bahamas National Trust presents Conservation Champions Awards December 12th, 2019.

Are you a Conservation Champion? Nominate Here www.bnt.bs/conservation-champions Nominations End November 29th Submit your entry today!

8 Categories you can ENTER Honoring 60 Conservation Champions...

News : International : Caribbean News

PanJam Reports Third-Quarter 2019 Profit of $2.5 Billion - Nov 14, 2019 - 11:36:23 AM


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PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam or the Group) increases profit levels and announces strategic investment.

Net profit attributable to stockholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 amounted to $2.5 billion, up from $1.9 billion for the same period in 2018. Earnings per stock unit for the quarter were $2.38. For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, net profit attributable to stockholders amounted to $6.4 billion...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis urges ACP countries to intensify response to climate emergency - Nov 14, 2019 - 11:10:24 AM


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Vulnerable areas in the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States must collectively and urgently intensify its response to the climate emergency Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis told ACP Ambassadors today.

The Prime Minister made the plea while addressing the 925th Meeting of the Committee of Ambassadors of the ACP at ACP House on Thursday 14 November.

Pointing to the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian that destroyed swathes of Abaco and Grand Bahama, and the Category 3 tropical Cyclone Idai...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Blackbeard’s revenge wows FCCA Conference - Nov 14, 2019 - 10:49:56 AM


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The pirates of Blackbeard’s Revenge stole the show at the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) 26th annual conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico recently.

Blackbeard’s Revenge, a ship that mirrors the design of pirate vessels of the1700s, launched earlier this year and has taken Nassau Harbour by storm with dynamic day and evening tours using its cast of colorful pirates...

News : International : Caribbean News

3.5 million BBD to Support Firms to Export and Grow - Nov 14, 2019 - 9:00:10 AM


The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union has awarded over $3.5M BBD (€1.5M) under their 2nd Call for Proposals for the Direct Assistance Grant Scheme (DAGS)...

Community

Disney teams up with Disaster Relief Agencies to support recovery efforts in The Bahamas - Nov 13, 2019 - 11:00:09 PM


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As part of its commitment of more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to help Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas, Disney announced it has teamed up with three leading disaster relief and recovery organizations – the American Red Cross, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and All Hands and Hearts...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Zimbabwe's Tadeous Chifamba call on Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Henfield - Nov 13, 2019 - 9:23:56 PM


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H.E. Tadeous Tafirenyika Chifamba, Candidate of The Republic of Zimbabwe for the post of Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States (left) paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Darren Henfield, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Maria O’Brien, Bahamas Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union, November 13, 2019 at the Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.  (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Despite Dorian, travel to the Caribbean keeps growing - Nov 13, 2019 - 8:38:25 PM


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A study, undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, has revealed that despite the recent ravages of hurricane Dorian and other huge storms in the Caribbean, tourism will continue to grow. The results of the study were presented at a Caribbean Tourism Organization-organised news conference at World Travel Market this morning.

Forward bookings for the important winter season, 1st November to 31st January are currently 1.6% ahead of where they were at the equivalent point last year.

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