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Bahamian manager reflects on year of suspended sailing - Apr 6, 2021 - 10:00:56 AM

The world turned sideways for nearly everyone in the travel industry when COVID-19 rocked the economies of tourism-dependent destinations, but for those in the cruise industry, it has been especially hard. Despite that, one of Royal Caribbean’s senior managers revealed what she called the ‘silver lining in a year of reflection.’

Ginea Wilson, an 18-year veteran who serves as island manager for PerfectDay@CocoCay, spoke frankly about what the partial time-offs have meant...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

COVID-19 Vaccination Notice - Apr 5, 2021 - 8:40:05 PM

The administration of the COVID-19 vaccine will resume on Wednesday 7 April 2021 on New Providence and Grand Bahama at the following locations:

•    Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road, New Providence
•    Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, New Providence
•    Susan J. Wallace Community Center, Grand Bahama...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Simultaneously Deploys Electoral Observation Missions in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia - Apr 5, 2021 - 9:37:56 AM

The Organization of American States (OAS) deployed electoral observation missions in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, where elections will be held on April 11...


Racquel Piper: The protection of children is a twenty-four-seven responsibility - Apr 5, 2021 - 8:23:53 AM

As we observe April as child abuse awareness and prevention month, I would like to challenge readers and parents alike to take the time to learn about ways to protect children from abuse. With that in mind, it is also important to mention that the protection of children is a twenty-four-seven responsibility, and that abuse is not always physically visible. There is also psychological abuse that goes undetected, such as name-calling, belittling, body shaming, and bullying. The adage "sticks and stones can break my bones but words can't harm me" has proven wrong...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Cabinet Office: Defence Force Commander exposed to COVID-19 - Apr 4, 2021 - 2:51:22 PM

The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), Commodore Raymond King, has been exposed to COVID-19.

Commodore King is experiencing mild symptoms and has been placed on quarantine at home...


CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints three to Executive Positions - Apr 4, 2021 - 12:23:32 PM

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Chief Executive Officer, Colette Delaney, today announced that the bank’s board of Directors has approved the appointment of three senior executives in the bank.

The bank has appointed Mr. Carl Lewis to the position of Chief Financial Officer, to replace Mr. Doug Williamson, who is returning to Canada to take up a key position with the bank’s parent, CIBC.

Appointed to replace Mr. Lewis in his former role as Chief Auditor is Mrs. Khadija Bourne, who formerly served as Director, Operational Risk...


IMS makes tech donation to Bimini & promotes maritime careers - Apr 4, 2021 - 11:50:31 AM

As learning environments around the country continue to adapt virtually due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, educators and administrators alike are struggling to provide students with the best possible learning advantages. Recently, the students of the Louise McDonald High School, on the island of Bimini, were given the opportunity to join that digital age courtesy of one of the country’s leading independent marine pilot firms:  Independent Maritime Services (IMS).

Since becoming licensed by the Ministry of Transport and the Port Department of The Bahamas to operate and pilot vessels in the Greater Bimini Area including Ocean Cay...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites closed for Good Friday, Easter and Easter Monday Holiday PSA - Apr 3, 2021 - 10:45:45 AM

The Ministry of Health advises the public that in observance of Good Friday, Easter and the Easter Monday Holiday, all
COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed from
Thursday, 1stApril –Tuesday, 6thApril, 2021.

Vaccinations will resume on Wednesday 7thApril, 2021, at the assigned vaccination sites, and not Tuesday, 6thApril,...

Columns : Letters to The Editor

Joe Darville: Open Letter to The Prime Minister of The Bahamas - Apr 2, 2021 - 8:07:43 PM

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, The Most Honorable Hubert A. Minnis:

I listened with bated breath recently while you were on a trip to Ragged Island, where you were asked by a reporter to state your opinion on oil drilling in our archipelagic waters. Your response was one of great admiration for me and anyone whose desire is to pass these pristine and national waters on to future generations totally unspoiled. There was absolutely no equivocation in your words...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Lighthouse Pointe Receives World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp - Apr 2, 2021 - 9:15:28 AM

The Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan Resort, which reopened on March 25, became Grand Bahama Island’s first hotel to receive the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, issued by the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC).

The Tourism Development Corporation is responsible for approving the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travels Stamp. The Stamp recognizes destinations that are safe and have implemented the health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with the WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Youth, Sports and Culture senior officials visit Grand Bahama - Apr 2, 2021 - 5:02:23 AM

Senior officials of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture converged on  Grand Bahama island, March 29 to view the facilities there.  Hosted by the Minister, the Hon. Iram Lewis, the group started their tour at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex where they inspected the track and field and related facilities, as well as the softball area; they also visited the recently renovated park at the Royal Oasis, and took the opportunity to speak with sculptor Brian Maycock...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Water restoration work in Abaco on target says WSC Executive Chairman - Apr 1, 2021 - 4:02:29 PM

Water restoration efforts are progressing in Abaco almost two years since the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), Adrian Gibson said the COVID-19 pandemic has created logistical issues and impeded the work there but the Corporation is on target...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tourism Minister: ‘Vaccination is critical to economic turnaround’ - Apr 1, 2021 - 2:45:25 PM

Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar has urged Bahamians, particularly those in the tourism industry, to take advantage of the opportunities to get vaccinated.

“Our country, the revival of our critical tourism industry, employment, incomes, are dependent on tourism and tourism, trust me, is dependent on people getting vaccinated,” Minister D’Aguilar said...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Public Notice: Closure of The 2020-2021 Crawfish Season - Apr 1, 2021 - 12:49:15 PM

The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public that the Crawfish Open Season will come to a close on the 1st of April 2021 and will reopen on the1st of August, 2021.  

During this time the capture of crawfish or any other marine resource with the use of air compres-sors is prohibited and should not be found onboard any vessel at any time...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

New travel requirements announced for Eleuthera and Harbour Island - Mar 31, 2021 - 8:20:44 PM

In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) (Risk Management) (No. 4) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, persons traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera will now be required to undergo a RTPCR COVID-19 test in order to obtain a travel health visa.

The requirement is effective Thursday 1 April 2021 and applies to persons older than 10 years of age traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Bahamas receives the first COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility - Mar 31, 2021 - 2:30:11 PM

- The Bahamas today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The arrival marks a historic step toward ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Campbell applauds Police for key role in Urban Development - Mar 31, 2021 - 2:07:13 PM

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, applauded those members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force -- past and present -- who are/were attached to the Urban Renewal Programme for “never shrinking in the face of their responsibility.”

Minister Campbell was addressing the Urban Renewal Commission’s First Police Awards Ceremony hosted (Friday, March 19) at Salem Union Baptist Church Hall...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Parks great for communities, says Youth Minister - Mar 30, 2021 - 11:09:36 AM

Parks are essential for the development of young people, said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis on Saturday, March 27.
Minister Lewis was present to officially open the Wellington Pinder Community Park, an area developed by the City of Freeport Council.

The Minister said as someone also from Water Cay, a small community, he knows “what it means to ensure that these communities are equipped with facilities to ensure the further growth and development of our young people...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Christian Council Executives receive first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine - Mar 30, 2021 - 10:41:58 AM

President of the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) Bishop Delton Fernander and First Vice-President Pastor Mario Moxey and their wives, received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road.

(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Congratulations to Jazrado ‘Jazz‘ Chisholm on solidifying his position in Major League Baseball - Mar 29, 2021 - 4:30:20 PM

The Hon. Iram Lewis, on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is excited to extend congratulations to 23-year-old Bahamian Baseball player, Jazz Chisholm on solidifying his position in Major League Baseball as the 2nd baseman for the Miami Marlins team.

Jazz, who was always a highly regarded prospect was competing against another top prospect, Puerto Rican native, Isan Diaz for the only open full time position..

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