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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

CPC School Awareness Educational Program - Nov 16, 2018 - 2:52:40 PM


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As part of the  Educational Awareness Program  Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) has embarked on an  aggressive campaign for educating School students, as  studies have  shown that the  biggest consumer  body is  made  of  teenagers .

As  the  largest  body they  are most  likely to  be  victim of  scam  or  breach of  rights due  to  little or  no  knowledge of their  legal  rights , Young people spend every  day  buying  phones  phone cards, electronics products, clothing, Ect and  are  often  victims  of defective products all  the  time whether its  shopping  on  line  or in  stores and don’t  know where and  what  to  do...

Columns : Screen Scene

Bohemian Rhapsody - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Nov 16, 2018 - 9:45:56 AM

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The story of a world famous band’s meteoric rise to fame due to their now iconic sound and phenomenal lead singer, as they defied long held conventions and shattered stereotypes of that time. We see how the turmoil within the band lead to performances that cemented their legacy in the hearts and minds of people from different walks of life all over the globe from the very young to the very old.
Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury becomes the lead vocalist for the rock band Smile which becomes the band Queen and with its rise to super stardom he explores a lifestyle he is unsure of at first...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Illegal Firearms Recovered - Police Investigates Shooting Incident - Police Involved Shooting - Nov 16, 2018 - 7:22:15 AM


Illegal Firearms Recovered: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, officers were successful in recovering two illegal firearms from the streets of New Providence, Thursday, 15th November, 2018...

Police Investigates Shooting Incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Thursday, 15th November, 2018 which left two males in hospital...

Police Involved Shooting: According to reports, shortly after 1:00pm, Thursday, 15th November, 2018, Police Officers responded to a disturbance report at a residence on Fox Hill Road...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Grand Lucayan Thanksgiving Room Specials - Nov 15, 2018 - 9:59:38 PM


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Giving thanks is easy when you’re at Grand Lucayan.

Luxurious rooms. Gourmet cuisine. Great discounts. At Grand Lucayan, there are many things worth giving thanks for and this Thanksgiving, outstanding rates are available for a limited time. Book now using our special rate code to enjoy your stay.

Book window: Through November 25, 2018
Travel window: November 22 - 26, 2018...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tech Summit adds over half million dollars to GB economy - Nov 15, 2018 - 8:22:01 PM


According to Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, it has been estimated that the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit has added over a half million dollars to the Grand Bahamian economy.

During his opening remarks at the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Grand Lucayan, Minister Thompson noted that the Summit has exceeded expectations, resulting in the Office of the Prime Minister having to close online registration due to spaces filling up quickly.

“For this we are truly thankful,” said Minister Thompson. “Our journey has just begun and we look forward to new initiatives in the coming months...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

“Bright Future” for Grand Bahama Amidst Tech Revolution - Nov 15, 2018 - 5:02:56 PM


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“Grand Bahama has a very bright future” stated Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, during a ‘Pop-up Chat’ with Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe on Wednesday, November 14.

Prime Minister Minnis had just completed opening remarks for the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit at the Grand Lucayan when he was invited to sit for a brief interview with Mrs. Edgecombe...

News : International : Caribbean News

PanJam Announces Acquisition of Minority Stake in Regus’ Caribbean Franchise Partner - Nov 15, 2018 - 10:50:04 AM


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PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam or the Group) increased profits on stronger investment and property income.

Net profit attributable to stockholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 amounted to $1.9 billion, an increase of 59 per cent relative to the same period in 2017. Earnings per stock unit were $1.84.

Income from PanJam’s core operations more than doubled when compared to the third quarter of 2017. This performance was driven by a substantial improvement in investment income...

Community

Bahamas First sponsors Saxon Superstars - Nov 15, 2018 - 10:45:16 AM


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Bahamas First General Insurance Company is building on its Junkanoo legacy by confirming an ongoing multi-year sponsorship of The Saxons Superstars Junkanoo group, a partnership formed several years ago.

Group President and CEO for the leading general insurer, Patrick Ward, shared, “Our corporate offices share a community with the home of the Saxons Superstars. We believe in investing in the local community and in supporting Bahamian culture. While the art of Junkanoo hones the creativity and innovation of its participants...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Illegal drugs recovered at LPIA - Police investigates stabbing incident - Nov 15, 2018 - 7:00:14 AM


Illegal drugs recovered at LPIA: According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, Airport Division Officers, while in the US Customs Hall at Lynden Pindling International Airport...

Police investigates stabbing incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a stabbing incident which left an adult male with injuries, Wednesday 14th November, 2018...

Community

BREEF Awards Green Flag to St. Anne’s School for Excellence in Environmental Education and Practice - Nov 14, 2018 - 7:58:15 PM


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St. Anne’s School (SAS), Fox Hill Road, New Providence was awarded its first prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag Award on Monday 12 November 2018. The Green Flag Award is the highest award level that a school can achieve and can be granted every two years.  The school’s campus underwent an onsite evaluation by the Eco-Schools Bahamas Assessment Team to determine whether the school met the award criteria and they exceeded all expectations.  St. Anne’s School became a member of the Eco-Schools Bahamas program in 2016 and now joins Bishop Michael Eldon School...

Community

BTC Trade Union Files Trade Dispute with the Department of Labor - Nov 14, 2018 - 6:33:06 PM


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The Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) filed an industrial trade dispute today with the Department of Labour against the Bahamas Telecommunications Company, Limited (BTC). The BCPOU noted in their filings that BTC has failed to bargain in good faith and renew the Industrial Agreement which has been expired for twenty (20) months.  Noting this, BTC is in violation of the collective bargaining agreement and in breach of section 41 (1) (2) (3) of the Industrial Relations Act, Chapter 321.

Dino Rolle, President of the BCPOU stated, “enough is enough”.  “The Officers of the BCPOU have demonstrated extreme patience with the CEO and executives of BTC and we came to the bargaining table in good faith.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Rolle Presents Junior Junkanoo Seed Monies, Lauds Programme - Nov 14, 2018 - 3:50:51 PM


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During the Ceremony for the Junior Junkanoo Parades 2018-2019 Seed Monies Presentation, on November 12, 2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, said that Junkanoo is the conduit through which the creativity of the Bahamian is showcased, the story of the nation's heritage is told, and the imagination of its people is made manifest to the world.

“The Junior Junkanoo Parades of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas were established in 1988. And more than a parade, Junior Junkanoo is a living and breathing cultural experience which has developed into a vibrant cultural teaching and learning program that serves a multi-purpose,” Minister Rolle said...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM: “We are embarked on a dynamic new era of innovation and transformation in The Bahamas” - Nov 14, 2018 - 3:11:19 PM


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Officially opening the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Wednesday, November 14, Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis shared how government is using technology to improve many aspects of national life.

The three-day summit is now in session at the Grand Lucayan resort under the theme, ‘The Future is Now.’

The Prime Minister announced that the mission and commitment of The Bahamas to become a regional leader in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)...

Community

Doctors Hospital gives winner free Mammograms for Life - Nov 14, 2018 - 2:41:33 PM


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Sharuane Lockhart is the lucky recipient of this year’s Doctors Hospital Mammograms for Life promotion. Each year she will get a free mammogram at the hospital’s K. Larry Carroll Advanced Imaging Center.

Ms Lockhart has diligently had a mammogram performed every year since she reached the age of 40 when women in the Bahamas are recommended to get the annual breast cancer screening test...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Sports Month, Launched - Nov 14, 2018 - 2:36:58 PM


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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle officially launched National Sports Month, on November 12, 2018, at her Ministry. 
Along with a number of events to celebrate the month, Minister Rolle pointed out that the Signature Events will be the National Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, at Government House, on November 23, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.; and the National Sports Awards (by invitation only) at SuperClubs Breezes, on November 30, 2018, at 7p.m...

Entertainment

Artists Scheduled to Perform at The Official Latin Grammy® After-Party - Nov 14, 2018 - 1:33:29 PM


The Official Latin GRAMMY® After-Party will close out The Latin Recording Academy's week-long celebration honoring some of the biggest names in Latin music. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, immediately following the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® at Hakkasan Nightclub. Party guests will experience exclusive performances at the Latin Jazz Lounge by Latin GRAMMY® winner and jazz trumpeter, Charlie Sepúlveda, along with special guests Latin GRAMMY nominees Raquel Sofía and Néstor Torres; Manu Manzo, Andy Montañez and Marger Sealey will perform as well...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Cleanup Initiative Includes the Schools - Nov 14, 2018 - 1:09:52 PM


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Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira launched his 'Be a Hero' national cleanup campaign with school visits at T.A. Thompson Junior High School, Gregory Street, and L.W. Young Junior High School, Bernard Road, at the start of the school day on Monday morning.   At school assemblies he encouraged young people to play an important part in creation of clean, green living environments in their communities...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NHIA extends consultation period by 10 days due to high interest in new proposal for NHI - Nov 14, 2018 - 10:55:18 AM


In an effort to improve health outcomes for The Bahamas, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) launched a 45-day consultation period with stakeholders on October 23rd to discuss proposed changes to the program. Today, Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the NHIA Board, announced that the consultation period will be extended by an additional 10 days to provide more communities and stakeholder groups with the opportunity to share their feedback about potential ways forward for the NHI program. This means that the 45-day consultation period...

Community

UB’s Government and Public Policy Institute to hold forum on Monetary and Fiscal Policy - Nov 13, 2018 - 9:25:14 PM


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University of The Bahamas’ Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI) will hold a first of its kind policy forum featuring four former Central Bank of The Bahamas Governors. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, 20th November at 7:00 p.m. in the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre Auditorium will focus on the topic ‘The Past, Present and Future of Monetary and Fiscal Policy.’

Monetary and Fiscal policy dominate concerns for all Bahamians as both impact the level of taxation Bahamians face, the degree of government's deficit spending...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM and Cabinet Impressed With Fusion Superplex – IMAX Theatre - Nov 13, 2018 - 8:46:57 PM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis led his Cabinet Ministers, Senators and Members of Parliament on a tour of Fusion Superplex, the multi-dimensional IMAX Theatre on Gladstone Road, overlooking the picturesque and serene Lake Cunningham.

And after about an hour’s tour of the 100,000 square-foot facility, which houses nine movie theatres inclusive of VIP sections, the Prime Minister said, he was very impressed with the business establishment owned by young Bahamians...

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