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News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Electoral Observation Mission to Make Preliminary Visit to the Dominican Republic - Jan 17, 2020 - 9:49:48 AM


A technical team of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the municipal elections in the Dominican Republic will make a preliminary visit to the country between January 21 and 25...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Shooting incident has left an adult male in hospital - 2 armed robberies - Illegal fiream & ammunition recoverd - Jan 17, 2020 - 9:00:51 AM


Shooting incident: Police on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident Thursday, 16th January, 2020 which has left an adult male detained in hospital.

According to reports, shortly after 6:00am, a male was standing in front of a home on Coconut Grove Avenue when the occupants of a white Buick car pulled up and opened fire in his direction, hitting him, before speeding away...

Armed robberies: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the men responsible for two armed robberies which occurred over night...

Sales & Promotions

Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos - Jan 17, 2020 - 6:30:24 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Kick-start your weekend by joining us at Portobellos for a buffet every Friday night for authentic island  flavors and classic Bahamian cuisine.

Choose from our extensive menu selections while enjoying live entertainment at Grand Lucayan’s Friday Night Buffet.

Every Friday from 6pm-10pm | Contact 242-373-1333 for further information...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Band Ready! Urban Band to participate in Tampa MLK Parade - Jan 16, 2020 - 11:10:02 PM


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Members of the Urban Renewal Marching Band, their instructors and chaperones, departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) Thursday (January 16) for Tampa, Florida, where they will participate in the 31st Annual City of Tampa Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

The City of Tampa MLK Parade will be held on Monday, January 20, which will be observed as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day across the United States of America.  Similar Parades commemorating the life and legacy of the former Baptist Minister and Civil Rights Leader, will be held in cities and states across the country.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

US$1.5 Billion in financing and in-kind services pledged for Bahamas hurricane recovery - Jan 16, 2020 - 9:42:17 PM


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Private companies, Governments, regional and international institutions, and philanthropic individuals have pledged approximately $1.5 billion in financing and in-kind services to support recovery in The Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

The pledges were made Monday at the Hurricane Dorian Private Sector Pledging Conference organized by The Government of The Bahamas, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis: Government to review pledges and make decisions in the best interest of The Bahamas - Jan 16, 2020 - 8:47:03 PM


It is up to the Government to carefully review the pledges received at the recent Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference and decide what is best for The Bahamas and for the people and communities in affected areas, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today in his Keynote Address to the 29th Annual Business Outlook.

At the Pledging Conference, co-sponsored by the Government of The Bahamas and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Bahamas received $1.5 billion in pledges of financing, grants, technical assistance, intellectual assistance, humanitarian aid and other forms of aid...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Digital Recording System to be reintroduced to the Bahamas Courts - Jan 16, 2020 - 4:38:08 PM


With the assistance of the United States Embassy, a digital recording system will be reintroduced to the Courts, Chief Justice Brian Moree, QC, announced recently.

The Chief Justice said following a review, the decision was made to follow the “judicial trend” and commit to re-launching the system. “This is another part of the Courts’ new technology platform and we expect to start with a pilot programme during the first quarter, subject to sourcing the additional staff requirements and completing the necessary training,” said Mr. Moree...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Observation Mission to the Special Congressional Elections in Peru Begins Deployment - Jan 16, 2020 - 4:00:42 PM


The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to the special congressional elections in Peru began its deployment for the January 26 elections...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Threats posed by climate change need to be understood and prepared for, says PM Minnis - Jan 16, 2020 - 2:13:22 PM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis called on the nation at large to better prepare for threats posed by climate change. He was addressing the 29th Bahamas Business Outlook at Baha Mar resort, January 16, 2020 under the theme: "A New Era: Resilience in the Face of Vulnerability."

The Prime Minister noted that the 2020 Business Outlook, approaching its third decade, has become one of the major business conferences in The Bahamas:
"This year, we gather under unprecedented circumstances following the most devastating hurricane in the nation's history...

Community : Grand Bahama

AML Foods Limited & Bahamas Feeding Network continue to help those in need on Grand Bahama - Jan 16, 2020 - 11:30:04 AM


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More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama, were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000 Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.

It is the fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its ‘Feed the 5000’ initiative.  “We wanted families to have a great Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tommy Gainey earns four-shot win at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay - Jan 16, 2020 - 9:53:05 AM


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Holding a slim lead for most of the day, Tommy Gainey birdied his last three holes en route to his third career Korn Ferry Tour victory at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. At 11-under, Gainey topped John Oda and Dylan Wu by four shots.

“I definitely didn’t expect it this week,” said Gainey, a former PGA TOUR champion at the 2012 RSM Classic. “As you know, the last time I played here (in 2017) I shot 87-84. But it’s a new year, new tournament...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Rolle Hosts Reception for Lord Coe and NACAC Council Members - Jan 15, 2020 - 10:40:16 PM


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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle hosted a Welcome Reception, on January 13, 2020 for World Athletics (formerly the International Amateur Athletic Federation) President Sebastian Coe and North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Council Members at SuperClubs Breezes Resort, Cable Beach.  NACAC President Bahamian Mike Sands also received special recognition.  Among those present for the reception were the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary...

Bahamian Politics

FNM: Brave Davis struggling to Downplay FNM’s Leadership - Jan 15, 2020 - 6:34:17 PM


The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding Brave Davis’ response to the success of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference:

“Leave it to the woeful PLP’s self-anointed ‘mastermind’, the old and tired Brave Davis, to search for an angle to attack a positive, success in the Hurricane Dorian efforts. Not only were Brave’s latest attacks on the success of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference non-sensical and illogical, but they are also tinged with Davis’ own sour grapes – maybe for past failed leadership to deliver such results in the wake of Hurricane Matthew...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday - Jan 15, 2020 - 5:15:59 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Sushi so fresh it may wriggle of your plate

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan! Join us at Capri a la Carte Fine Dining Restaurant every Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm.  

Choose from extensive menu selections and catch the perfect sushi dinner.
Take away available as well...

News : Grand Bahama

Philcher Grant appointed Director of Group Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at Port Group, Limited - Jan 15, 2020 - 3:56:43 PM


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  President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) and Port Group Limited (PGL), Ian Rolle, today announced the appointment of Philcher Grant as Director of Group Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at Port Group, Limited.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Philcher Grant to the Port Group Limited team,” said Mr. Rolle. “This appointment comes as we continue to strategically position the organization to execute our responsibilities to residents in the most effective and efficient way.  We remain focused on our vision to improve the quality of life for everyone in Grand Bahama, and to provide high performance service in areas of utility, city management and business development...

News : International : Caribbean News

German Judicial Scan Commends Caribbean Court of Justice - Jan 15, 2020 - 2:37:26 PM


A recent study conducted by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German corporation for international co-operation, found a high level of confidence in the integrity and independence of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The Judicial Integrity Scan also commended the Court for its institutional design, organisational capacities and the competencies of the staff. The study was based on the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct which aim to establish standards of judicial integrity internationally...

News : International

NASA, NOAA Analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record - Jan 15, 2020 - 2:25:17 PM


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According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.

Globally, 2019 temperatures were second only to those of 2016 and continued the planet's long-term warming trend: the past five years have been the warmest of the last 140 years...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Disaster Reconstruction Authority updates on housing post Hurricane Dorian - Jan 15, 2020 - 11:55:15 AM


The Government of The Bahamas is researching the best affordable, permanent solution for homes for residents impacted by Hurricane Dorian, beyond providing temporary housing.

That, according to John Michael Clarke, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority.

As of January 14, eleven (11) domes are being erected in Spring City, Abaco and by January 23, 119 Domes will be on the island...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

FCCA Poster Competition 2019: 3rd Place Winner - Jan 15, 2020 - 11:00:17 AM


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Marissa Capron of St. Anne's High School received the third place prize of $1,000 in the senior division of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association's (FFCA) 2019 Children's Poster Contest. As part of her prize, her school also received $1,000. The annual competition again invited students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to submit entries.  Last year's’ theme “Solutions For Ocean Pollution” sought to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students, while effectively educating our younger generation on the importance of environmental protection. (L to R) Monique V. Hepburn, Director of Cruise and Maritime in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation...

News : International : Caribbean News

The 33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Marigot - Jan 15, 2020 - 10:31:14 AM


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Dr. Stephanie Melyon-Reinette is in St. Martin to deliver the 33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. “Valuing Excellence in Caribbean Arts” is the theme of the lecture at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Spring Concordia, Marigot, at 7:30 PM, said Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF). “I look forward to the lecture and the positive discussion,” said Dr. Melyon, a psychologist and performance artist who arrived from Guadeloupe on Tuesday. For 33 years CLF has opened its island-wide cultural calendar on January 15 with the MLK, Jr. lecture...

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