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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis accepts donation from RBC for Southern Recreation Grounds redevelopment - Jan 17, 2019 - 7:58:25 PM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis accepted a donation from the Royal Bank of Canada towards the redevelopment of the historic Southern Recreation Grounds – one of the projects under the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative. 

The initial sum of $10,000 collected by RBC employees, who wanted to contribute to a local outreach community programme, was handed over to The Over-the-Hill Community Development Foundation...

Health

Another first for Bahamas at World Stem Cell Summit - Jan 17, 2019 - 7:05:23 PM


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Personal Health and Regenerative Medicine is widely recognized as the new paradigm for health with the expectation that this new paradigm will produce much needed new cures for alleviating human suffering. Each year, for the past fourteen years, the Regenerative Medicine Foundation has selected top innovators, leaders, and global bridge-builders creating connections and solutions to improve human health and wellness through stem cell and regenerative medicine. This year, on January 23rd at the World Stem Cell Summit at the Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida, the 2019 International Advocacy Award will go to Dr. Desirée Cox, MD, PhD., the First Bahamian Rhodes Scholar.

Dr. Cox is a graduate of Queens College, McGill, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and has been recognized in the ‘Queens College Hall of Fame’.  Dr. Cox is also the Founder of The HEALinc (www.thehealinc), and the Inaugural HEALinc Future Health Innovation Summit held in October 2018, at the Melia Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas...

Community

Royal Caribbean awards Scholarships to LJM Maritime Academy Graduates - Jan 17, 2019 - 6:25:18 PM


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During a ceremony aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, while docked in the Nassau harbour, two recent graduates of the Lowell Jason Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy received full-tuition scholarships to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) through a pledge by Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation.

“We have a real commitment to people at Royal Caribbean,” said Greg Purdy, Senior Vice President, Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean International. ”With our relationship and partnership with the wider Caribbean and specifically with The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas MOFA on United States Government Shutdown - Jan 17, 2019 - 4:46:13 PM


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the Bahamian Public that The United States Federal Government shutdown, now in its 27th day, has not affected relations between our countries.

The Ministry is assured by U.S. Government Officials that Bahamian citizens are still able to access consular services such as the acquisition of visas and that critical areas of mutual interest, inclusive of maritime border security arrangements between the two countries...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis says Government on Track for Easing Burdens of the Poor - Jan 17, 2019 - 4:22:33 PM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis told stakeholders in the business and financial services sector that 2019 will see a more accountable and productive government and tangible relief for the poor.

He was addressing the 28th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook 2019 on Thursday, January 17, at Baha Mar Convention Centre under the theme, ‘Transforming The Bahamas’.

“This powerful theme echoes the government’s agenda of transforming our Commonwealth into a more productive, competitive and prosperous participant in the regional and global economies...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Drake University Leadership Students and Faculty Enjoy Ministry of Tourism People-to-People Experience - Jan 17, 2019 - 2:31:30 PM


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Leadership students and faculty of Drake University, Iowa, enjoyed an event-filled day in The Bahamas on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 which began with a Courtesy Call on Governor General, Her Excellency, the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, a Courtesy Call on the Deputy Director General of Tourism, Ellison 'Tommy' Thompson at the British Colonial Hilton, and, finally, a Ministry of Tourism People-to-People experience at the home of Stephen and Terri Bellot, off Gladstone Road.  Photos capture highlights of the People-to-People gathering that evening at the home of the Bellots...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Statement by Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell (VIDEO) - Jan 17, 2019 - 2:00:27 PM


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I am humbled at the opportunity to speak to mothers, fathers, women and girls, victims of rape, abuse and violence, and anyone else who may have been offended by a video recording of me that is in circulation.

I apologize for what seemed to be insensitive as I responded to media personnel. I was merely trying to avoid what appeared to be encroaching on another Minister’s portfolio.

I am fully aware of the duties and core functions of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development which includes, but is not limited to, food assistance, shelter for all victims...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Soothe - Soften - Save at Senses Spa - Jan 17, 2019 - 1:51:10 PM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - it's time to Soothe Soften Save and Save 20% on all services at Grand Lucayan's Senses Spa.
Contact a Senses Spa Specialist at 350-5281 or visit grandlucayan.com for reservations on facials, massages, or a full day of pampering.

Community : Service Organizations : GB Chamber of Commerce

GB Chamber of Commerce Installs 2019 Executive Board - Jan 17, 2019 - 1:30:16 PM


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The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) will officially welcome the 2019 Executive Board at their Annual Installation Ceremony on Friday, January 18th, at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport.  Minister of Finance, Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and former President of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will be the guest speaker and will help induct the board.

The twelve new Board members were elected during the Chamber’s annual elections in November 2018...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Great Exuma Classic Tour ‘A Hole-In-One’ For Exuma - Jan 17, 2019 - 1:02:47 PM


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The Islands Of The Bahamas hit a hole-in-one with the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic as players and organizers of the event continue to rave about its success.

Over 132 players from around the world teed off at the PGA Web.com Tour event held at Sandals Emerald Bay’s Golf Course from January 10-16.

The event opens the PGA Tour season...

Entertainment

The Art1st and Giovanni Robinson to light up the Nassau Night Market stage - Jan 17, 2019 - 10:25:19 AM


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Now into its fourth week, word has been spreading through the entertainment community that the Nassau Night Market (NNM) is a dynamic platform for upcoming artists to perform and gain exposure. This week, the NNM stage is being taken over by The Art1st and Geovanni Robinson.

Alexandria Marshall, who goes by the stage name “The Art1st,” is a 24-year-old native of Nassau, Bahamas. She is a rapper-singer and has been performing as a solo music artist for about 2 years...

Community

Junior Chef Apprentice Program Launched - Jan 17, 2019 - 9:30:04 AM


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An apprenticeship program designed to help aspiring young chefs achieve their goals was recently launched by twins Rico and Ricah Neely. Although they are just fresh out of high school themselves, they know that there are limited opportunities available for students, and they wanted to create more in a field for which they are passionate about.

Rico is already an award-winning chef studying in New York City, and Ricah is at the University of the Bahamas pursuing a marketing degree, while already practicing in the field. Together, they came up with the Queen Esther foundation, named after their departed grandmother, well-known Elisabeth Estates community leader Esther Neely-Brown...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Zecheng Dou Wins the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic - Jan 17, 2019 - 9:00:19 AM


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Golfer Zecheng 'Marty' Dou of Beijing, China, won the  Web.com 'Bahamas Great Exuma Classic' at Sandals Emerald Bay - Emerald Reef Course, January 13-16, 2019.  He is photographed accepting his trophy, Wednesday, from Ministry of Tourism Sports Development Manager Eldece Clarke.  Web.com's golf tour moves on to Abaco -- the 'Bahamas Great Abaco Classic', and will take place at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, January 20-23, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)..

Sports

Callaway becomes Official Partner to the European Tour - Jan 17, 2019 - 7:08:12 AM


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The European Tour has announced Callaway, the leading golf brand, as an Official Partner for the next five years.

Within this wide-reaching agreement across the family of Callaway owned brands, Callaway becomes the official driver, golf ball, shoe and golf bag brand of the Europe Tour; Odyssey and OGIO become the official putter and luggage brands respectively; and Callaway Apparel, plus the ‘new to Europe’ Travis Mathew brand, will be the official on-course apparel of the European Tour...

News : International : Caribbean News

Outsource to The Caribbean Conference to take place in Curaçao in May 2019 - Jan 17, 2019 - 6:49:17 AM


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The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in partnership with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion agencies (CAIPA), has set its sights once again on increasing its share of the growing US$140 billion outsourcing industry, with the hosting of the biennial Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (OCC2019)  in Curaçao during the period 6-10th May 2019. The event is expected to attract over 300 business process outsourcing (BPO) industry leaders from the Caribbean, Mexico, Colombia, the USA, the Netherlands and Canada, which are the target markets for the event this year...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Parliamentarians Open the New Year In Worship - Jan 16, 2019 - 8:33:33 PM


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Members of Parliament, along with senior government officials, gathered at Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church for a religious service to celebrate the New Year. The ceremonies were held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 under the theme, ‘Moving from Good to Great.’

Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Hon. D. Halson Moultrie, read a passage from the Old Testament.  Vice-President of the Senate, the Hon. Mildred Hall-Watson, read a passage from the New Testament.

Apostle Delton Fernander, President of the Bahamas Christian Council, delivered the Sermon, which focused on the life of Nehemiah...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Plans for 2019 Junior Junkanoo Parade Announced - Jan 16, 2019 - 7:03:56 PM


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The Junior Junkanoo Parade for 2019 promises to be the most exciting ever.

Eighteen schools from New Providence, along with Tarpum Bay Primary and the South Andros District representing the Family Islands, have enrolled in the parade to be held on Bay Street, Thursday, January 31st, 2019 beginning at 6 pm.

Acting Permanent Secretary, Rhoda Jackson, announced plans for the national cultural event at a press briefing, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the conference room of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC). The theme for the 2019 parade is “Education is Key”...

Community : Grand Bahama

GE & Dolly Madison Appliance winners announced - Jan 16, 2019 - 5:58:43 PM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Dolly Madison Home Center and GE Appliances teamed together December 19th, 2018 during the Island’s biggest sale of the year, The Early Bird Christmas Sale to giveaway GE appliances to five lucky shoppers. The winners were; Jackie Russell (Fridge), Leona Coakley (Microwave), Jewel Pratt (Electric Range), Sannado Bartlett (Freezer) and Derek Nesbitt (Microwave). Vouchers were presented on January 7, 2019. GE and Dolly Madison send hearty congrats to the winners.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources on the Passing of Mr. Eleazor Johnson - Jan 16, 2019 - 5:27:46 PM


I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family of the late Eleazor “Barber J” Johnson on his untimely passing.  Both the sailing community and the wider society are no doubt saddened by the unfortunate news.

Eleazor Johnson can be credited as one of the persons who brought a lot of flair and energy to the sport of sloop sailing.  He was among the first boat owners to utilize the media to promote not only his boat, the ‘Lady Natalie’ in particular, but also the various regattas in which he participated.  He was famous for laying down challenges to fellow owners and sailors.  This led to the formation of the St. Valentine’s Day “Catch Me if You Can” Regatta held annually at Montagu Bay...

News : International : Caribbean News

Joe Boschulte nominated as U.S. Virgin Islands Tourism Commissioner - Jan 16, 2019 - 5:00:45 PM


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Joe Boschulte, a U.S. Virgin Islands businessperson and tourism specialist, has been nominated as Commissioner for the Department of Tourism.

At a press conference Tuesday, Virgin Islands Governor Albert A. Bryan, Jr. appointed Boschulte to lead the Territory's major economic driver.
 
Boschulte brings to the tourism department vast experience in business and in government as well as a track record of improving organizational performance and growth...

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