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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Dames: Neighbourhood Watch Groups pivotal to success of communities - May 20, 2019 - 9:00:01 PM


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Minister Dames along with members of the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC), neighbourhood watch group leaders and members, and police liaisons attended the Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference, May 15th – 18th, 2019 in Palm Springs California. The purpose of the conference was to bring together neighbourhood groups from throughout the United States and other parts of the world to share best practices as they related to community residents, law enforcement and other community partners with the intent to foster safer communities...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Soothe - Soften - Save at Senses Spa - May 20, 2019 - 8:55:10 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 www.grandlucayan.com for reservations on facials, massages, or a full day of pampering.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis discusses energy and entrepreneurship with US investment corporation - May 20, 2019 - 8:45:27 PM


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Prime Minister the Most. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis held productive discussions with senior officials of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the United States Embassy at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday, 20 May.

The visit by OPIC is a follow through to a meeting between United States President Donald J. Trump and a group of Caribbean leaders in March 2019, when a greater role for OPIC in the region was discussed, and the President committed to foster economic growth and strengthen security cooperation in the Caribbean.

Sales & Promotions

GB Homecoming 2019 Early Bird Specials - Tickets on Sale NOW - May 20, 2019 - 8:40:34 PM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama Homecoming Committee presents The 4th Annual Homecoming Weekend Past Present FUTURE Saturday June 8th 2019 Labour Day Weekend at Goombay Park International Bazaar

SIZZLA - Shenseea - MUNGA - WAGGY TEE PATRICK EWING - CITY GIRLS

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Tickets on Sale May 1st..

Bahamas Weather

News Item On Subtropical Storm Andrea - May 20, 2019 - 8:30:49 PM


NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 8:30PM MONDAY 20TH MAY 2019.

…SUBTROPICAL STORM ANDREA FORMS OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC…

AT 6:30PM EDT, THE CENTER OF ANDREA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.8°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 68.7° WEST OR ABOUT 335 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Guatemala rejects threats of electoral boycott and notes lack of certainty in candidacies - May 20, 2019 - 6:15:24 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to the general elections and those to the Central American Parliament in Guatemala categorically reject the threats of former military figures of a possible boycott of the June 16 vote. The elections are part of the democratic life of the country and cannot be used as a negotiating tool...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister to deliver third National Report for 2019 - May 20, 2019 - 5:40:52 PM


Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will deliver his third report to the nation on Monday 20 May, at 8pm.

The prime-time address will be carried on television and radio and is the final in a series of reports of this kind for 2019.  The reports are aimed at providing important updates and information to the people of The Bahamas on a range of issues.

In his third report, Prime Minister Minnis will update the public on matters related to land reform, the environment, energy reform, general infrastructure and digital transformation and modernization.

Community

Bahamian Neurosurgeon to deliver UB’s Spring 2019 Commencement Address - May 20, 2019 - 4:50:24 PM


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Bahamian neurosurgeon, Dr. Sherise Ferguson, will deliver the Commencement Address at the University of The Bahamas’ Spring 2019 Commencement ceremony scheduled to be held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Thursday, 23rd May 2019.

More than 600 persons comprise UB’s 2019 Commencement Class, the third group of graduates from the institution since its transition from The College of The Bahamas on 10th November 2016.

A board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in primary and metastatic brain tumors at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Ferguson is the first of three children born to Dr. Sparkman Ferguson and Mrs. Dawn Ferguson...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Police Investigates Plane Crash – Staniel Cay, Exuma - May 20, 2019 - 4:30:01 PM


Police are investigating a plane crash which occurred Monday, 20th May, 2019 at Staniel Cay, Exuma.

Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, Police on Staniel Cay, Exuma received a report that a plane had crashed at the airport. Upon arrival at that location, Officers discovered that a white 402 Cessna twin engine aircraft Registration CH6AAL had crashed into a chain link fence as it attempted to land. No one was injured....

News : International : Caribbean News

Four Countries in the Caribbean undertake National Safe School Policy Consultations - May 20, 2019 - 3:42:01 PM


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Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis have commenced consultations toward the development of a National Safe School Policy. The Consultations are being held over a two week period, from May 13 – 24, 2019. The National Safe School Policy will provide the context for the amendment of existing legislation to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction and environmental protection measures for schools in the implementing countries.

Technical support for the Consultations is being provided by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) through Environmental Solutions Limited (Jamaica) under the project titled...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Urban Renewal's Mother of the Year 2019 - Mrs. Celeste Lockhart - May 20, 2019 - 2:56:50 PM


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The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development's Urban Renewal Commission held an Annual Mother's Day Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2019 at National Training Agency, under the theme "a Mother's Love is the Fuel that Enables Us to Achieve the Impossible."  Named 'Mother of the Year 2019' was Mrs. Celeste Lockhart of Fox Hill.  Other honourees were: Apostle Laura Johnson Taylor of Free Town; Mrs. Cynthia Brown of St. Barnabas; Mrs. Iris Ingraham Delon of Bain and Grants Town; Mrs. Margaret Wilson of Pinewood Gardens; Mrs. Rosetta Butler Johnson of Englerston...

Community

Sorbet company gets over $150,000 in funding through Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre - May 20, 2019 - 12:10:18 PM

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The Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has assisted another small business with accessing capital. Shiver, a local sorbet and ice-cream brand, received access to $100,000 in loans from Royal Bank Bahamas (RBC), $50,000 in equity  investments from Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund and $11,600 in grant funding from the Government of The Bahamas.

Founders and CEOs of the company, Melissa Darville and Elvis Percentie, described the news as exciting and another reason to be grateful...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Mon., May 20 - May 20, 2019 - 11:00:05 AM


Bahamas  public forecast for today and tonight Monday 20th May, 2019.

General situation: Deep layered troughing across the area along with a surface trough in the Southeast Bahamas will support pockets of unsettled weather throughout the islands today.

All areas Weather: Variably cloudy, warm and humid with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Advisory:
Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers or thunderstorms...

Columns : Screen Scene

Avengers: Endgame - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 20, 2019 - 10:40:48 AM


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After the crushing defeat that wiped out half of life in the universe, the remaining band of heroic figures stand together to keep the galaxy from falling into chaos. As they work to maintain a sense of order while dealing with their own loss, a returning hero may have the answer to getting back the departed with a plan that could cost them more than they are willing to risk...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Stabbing Incident has left a male hospitalized - May 20, 2019 - 8:50:44 AM


Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized.

Reports are that on Monday 20th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am,  a male reported that while at Taino Beach, he and a male who is known to him, where involved in an altercation, the male then produced a knife and stabbed him to the abdomen...

News : Local

RBDF Rangers (Grand Bahama) Passing out Parade - May 19, 2019 - 9:30:25 PM


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Enthusiastic parents and loved ones showed their appreciation with loud applause for 71 students who graduated from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers recruit training program in Grand Bahama on Saturday past.

The Passing Out Parade ceremony took place at the St. Georges High School gymnasium in Freeport. Attending the ceremony were Mr. Earle Neely, representing the Island’s Local Government and Ms. Tammy Mitchell, representing the National  Emergency Management Agency...

News

Avis Rent A Car Trains Local Staff - May 19, 2019 - 1:15:44 PM


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Avis Rent A Car front line Management and Staff from Nassau and Freeport operations participated in training sessions held in Nassau during the week of May 6th, 2019. Mr. Reynaldo Sanchez, Training Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean region of Avis Budget Group, spent three days on island with team members.

The training series titled ‘The Customer Lead Experience’ focuses on the Avis vision of being relentless in fulfilling our customers’ wants, needs and preferences ensuring a level of excellence from end to end...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

The Government seeks to privatize Nassau Flight Services - May 19, 2019 - 9:53:54 AM


The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, through the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation are inviting proposals from qualified Bahamian firms for the Purchase or Franchise Agreement for Nassau Flight Services (NFS).

NFS operates at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) International Pre-Clearance and International terminals, San Salvador Airport and Exuma International Airport and provides Airport Ground Handling, Passenger Operations and Ancillary Services...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch - May 18, 2019 - 11:30:50 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Sundays are the perfect times to enjoy the outside ocean breezes at Portobellos while you dine on a sumptuous brunch with champagne and listen to live music. 
12 noon - 4 pm
For more information please call 373-1333

About Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
 
Situated on the sparkling coastline of Grand Bahama Island, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan overlooks a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sprawling acres of pristine property, mere feet from the calming waters of the Atlantic. The resort is home to an 18-hole championship golf course ‘The Reef Course’, 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces fit for any ‘I-do’ or meeting, two serene swimming pools, tennis...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Police are investigating 2 Shooting incidents that has left 2 males with injuries - May 18, 2019 - 9:00:47 AM


Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male with injuries.

Reports are that on Saturday 18th May 2019 shortly after 12:00am, a male reported to police that while at a business establishment on Queens Highway, he was involved in an altercation with another male who then produced a handgun and shot him several times to the body. He was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle and seen by doctor. He is listed in stable condition...

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