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Royal Caribbean Group on Grand Lucayan Resort, The Bahamas - Dec 22, 2021 - 12:34:33 PM


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Bahamas Port Investments Limited (BPI), Royal Caribbean Group’s joint venture with ITM Group, and Lucayan Renewal Holdings Limited/Lucayan Beach Casino Holdings Limited, the owners of the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama, have mutually agreed to terminate BPI’s contract to purchase the Grand Lucayan after ITM Group made the decision not to proceed with the acquisition. BPI will continue with its plans for a cruise port redevelopment project in Grand Bahama...

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Middle Tennessee wins the Prime Minister's Cup at 2021 Bahamas Bowl - Dec 22, 2021 - 12:06:52 PM


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The 2021 Bahamas Bowl kicked off at noon, December 17, 2021 pitting Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders of Conference USA against the Toledo Rockets of Mid-America Conference at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.  Winner of the Prime Minister's Trophy was Middle Tennessee 31-24.  Pictured holding the Prime Minister's Trophy is Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Head Coach, Rick Stockstill, centre, with Prime Minister Philip Davis at centre right, and Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper, centre left.  Next to the Deputy Prime Minister is Offensive Player of the Game Nick Vattiato...

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Clayton Fernander Sworn In as Deputy Commissioner of Police - Dec 22, 2021 - 11:10:48 AM


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Clayton Fernander took the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office as Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, on Monday, December 20, 2021 at the Office of the Governor General, One Montgue Place.  The Swearing-In was administered by Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith.  Remarks were given by the Hon. Wayne Munroe, Minister of National Security.  In the group photo, from left: Minister Wayne Munroe, Governor General Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Deputy Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander, and Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle....

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DPM Cooper meets with the Civil Aviation Authority - Dec 22, 2021 - 10:19:33 AM


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA) the Hon. Chester Cooper met with the Civil Aviation Authority in their conference room, British Colonial Hilton, December 16, 2021.  In the group photo, 4453, are from left: Ryan Sands, Civil Aviation Authority Legal Advisor; Alex Ferguson, Acting Director General of Civil Aviation Authority; Edward Patton, Director; Maudline Cooper, Director; Deputy Prime Minister Cooper; Devard Francis...

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AID, RBDF Commodore among Icon Award Winners for Disability Awareness Week - Dec 22, 2021 - 8:54:47 AM


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Disability Awareness Week 2021 culminated with the Icon Awards, announced by the Disability Affairs Unit of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development. The event was held at the National Art Gallery on Friday, December 3 at "A Jolly Extravaganza" hosted by the Training Centre for the Disabled in collaboration with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Icon Awards.

AID won “Group of the Year” - Special Achievement in Advocacy. This award recognizes a business organization which, through a significant advocacy effort...

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Icon Award Winners for Disability Awareness - Dec 21, 2021 - 11:35:29 PM


Felicity Darville - Media Advocate of the Year
Disability Awareness Week 2021 culminated with the Icon Awards, announced by the  Disability Affairs Unit of the Ministry of Social Services and  Urban  Development .  The event was held at the National Art Gallery on Friday, December 3  at  "A Jolly Extravaganza" hosted by the Training Centre for the Disabled in collaboration with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Icon Awards…

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COVID-19 Travel Risk Advisory Rating Lowered for The Bahamas - Dec 21, 2021 - 5:15:20 PM


The Ministry of Health and Wellness advises the public that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lowered the COVID-19 Travel Risk Advisory Rating for The Bahamas, from Level 3 (high), down to Level 2 (moderate).

According to the CDC; a level 2 rating advises international travelers to be fully vaccinated before coming to The Bahamas. It also advises that unvaccinated travelers who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19...

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Deputy Prime Minister on Grand Lucayan Resort - Dec 21, 2021 - 3:20:48 PM


Upon coming to office, the new government appointed a Cabinet sub-committee led by the Deputy Prime Minister, that includes the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Minister for Economic Affairs, and the Attorney General; to explore options to expedite the redevelopment of the Grand Lucayan Resort.

We examined the current deal the former administration negotiated and came to the conclusion that the way it was structured was not in the best interests of the Bahamian people...

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Ministry for Grand Bahama brings holiday cheer to Grand Bahamians - Dec 21, 2021 - 8:26:59 AM


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“To the business community in Downtown Freeport, I say to you a new year is dawning and transformation is coming to this area soon,” declared Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon. Ginger Moxey.

“With AML Foods’ acquisition of the old Winn Dixie building, which is presently under renovation and the company’s projected opening of Solomon’s Freeport, Downtown, in early 2022, you will experience the change you have been waiting for.”...

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DPM Cooper Throws first pitch - Don't Blink Home Run Derby - Dec 20, 2021 - 3:31:37 PM


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper throws first pitch at the 'Don’t Blink Home Run Derby,' December 18, 2021.  Photos 4012 and 5112 show the Deputy Prime Minister as he throws that first pitch.  In photo 5124 he is pictured with Bahamian professional baseball players Lucius Fox, Jr., of the Baltimore Orioles and Jazz Chisholm, Jr., of the Miami Marlins. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

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Air Canada Welcomed Back to Exuma - Dec 20, 2021 - 12:54:12 PM


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The Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation celebrated Air Canada's resumption of service to Exuma on Sunday afternoon, December 19, 2021 after a year of suspension.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation (MOTIA) the Hon. Chester Cooper, Senator Randy Rolle, MOTIA Permanent Secretary Reginald Saunders, Deputy Director General Latia Duncombe, Executive Director Dr. Kenneth Romer and the ministry's Exuma team welcomed the flight from Toronto, along with other officials.  It was a full flight into Exuma International Airport: photos show the welcome event....

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Statement - Dec 20, 2021 - 9:27:11 AM


The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture congratulates Bahamian Olympic swimmer Joanna Evans placing 7th in the women's 400 meter freestyle and 8th in the women’s 200m freestyle events, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

She, along with Lilly Higgs, Victoria Russell, Izaak Bastian and Lamar Taylor are competing at the 15th edition of the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Short Course Swimming Championships (25 meters)...


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Bahamas receives COVID-19 vaccines through a collaboration between PAHO/WHO, Canada and Colombia - Dec 17, 2021 - 9:37:17 AM


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The Bahamas received 48,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines under a collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Governments of Canada and Colombia to increase vaccine access among for vulnerable populations in Latin America and the

Caribbean.

The vaccines, facilitated through the PAHO Revolving Fund, arrived at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on 15 December 2021...

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Year of Milestone Achievements for Digital Transformation Unit - Dec 16, 2021 - 2:15:57 PM


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The Government of The Bahamas is proud to announce a year of milestone achievements for the Digital Transformation Unit (DTU), a unit of the Department of Digitization and Transformation in the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The DTU is responsible for implementing the Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness project, a 5-year, multimillion dollar transformation initiative. The objective of the initiative is to increase the ease of doing business in The Bahamas and with the Bahamian government...

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CEO of BTC pays courtesy call on Minister of Health and Wellness - Dec 16, 2021 - 1:42:11 PM


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Mr. Andre Foster Chief Executive Officer of BTC, along with Mrs. Nicole Watkins, BTC Director of Legal Regulatory Affairs, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, December 16, 2021, at the Ministry.  At the conference table, from left, clockwise, Mr. Foster, Mrs. Watkins, Ministry's Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs, and Minister Darville. 

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...

Health

PAHO/WHO Country Office of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands hosted a Virtual End of Year Retreat - Dec 16, 2021 - 8:44:26 AM


After more than two years in emergency mode, the PAHO/WHO Country Office of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands hosted a Virtual End of Year Retreat to rejuvenate, find balance and participate in a virtual ‘Thank You Exchange’. The objectives of the reteat were to foster teambuilding among staff members, achieve consensus on the way forward for returning to a more normal mode of operating and to raise awareness of the importance of self-care...

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Welcome Celebration at Fusion Superplex for Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian - Dec 15, 2021 - 9:03:34 PM


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C elebrations continued at Fusion Superplex into the afternoon to welcome Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian after her airport arrival and motorcade today. Congratulatory speeches were given by Her Excellency Leslia Miller-Brice, Ambassador to CARICOM; Minister of State for the Public Service the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle; and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. Chester Cooper announced that Miss O’Brian would receive a position at the Ministry of Tourism...

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Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian returns home to Jubilant Welcome - Dec 15, 2021 - 4:14:38 PM


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It's a jubilant arrival home for Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian today: Miss O'Brian has been congratulated for being selected to the Top 10 of the Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday.  She was met at LPIA by family and government officials, including the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg, and Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister.  A motorcade followed, and then press conference and lunch at Fusion Superplex. 

(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)...

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News : Grand Bahama

Dr. Hamid Seyfi departing Grand Bahama - Dec 14, 2021 - 3:30:07 PM


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Clinical and interventional cardiologist, Dr. Hamid Seyfi, expresses his sincere gratitude to Dr. Patrick L. Cargill for the opportunity to work on Grand Bahama Island.
 
Due to pressing matters back home in Venezuela, Dr. Seyfi has had to curtail his plans on making Grand Bahama home for he and family at this time. Although he hasn't made any plans to return, Dr. Seyfi describes his departure as more of a hopefully I‘ll see you later than a goodbye.

In his own words Dr. Seyfi says, “ I'm so grateful to all my colleagues who trusted me enough to send patients to me for treatment...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry for Grand Bahama Tree Lighting Ceremony - Dec 14, 2021 - 12:39:42 PM


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Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey pledged to use every resource available to get things done on the island: the Minister was giving brief remarks during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held at the Harold DeGregory Building on the front lawn, December 9.  The evening was festive with entertainment by Lady Martin on the violin, Tanario Lewis performing a few solos, and with highlight of the evening the singing of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' by the choir of the Ministry for Grand Bahama, led by Permanent Secretary Harcourt Brown and accompanied by Kevin Tomlinson. Also joining the choir was Minister Moxey.

(BIS Photos/Lisa Davis)...

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