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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

AAID Air Accident Report after 6-seater aircraft goes missing - Jan 19, 2018 - 6:14:03 PM

On 17 January, 2018 the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) was notified by Nassau Air Traffic Control that an aircraft N62769, a Piper Aztec, six seater aircraft went missing around 8:00am while enroute to the Lynden Pindling International Airport from San Andros Airport.

Search and Rescue assets with assistance from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, the United States Coast Guard and BASRA, as well as other aircraft from Nassau and local boaters in Andros, participated in the search for the missing aircraft and its occupants.

Events Calendars : New Providence

New Providence Events Calendar - Jan 19, 2018 - 4:30:40 PM

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Bahamas Valentine's Day Dining Guide - Jan 19, 2018 - 12:41:27 PM

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Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic to start Jan. 22 - Jan 19, 2018 - 10:22:58 AM

Female Golfers from around the world will compete at the 2018 Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, and the Caribbean Bottling Company Ltd. (CBC) has returned for the fifth consecutive year as the event’s official non-alcoholic beverage provider.

“We are excited to once again return as a sponsor for the LPGA Classic” said Nikia Wells, Marketing Manager. “Our team is committed to supporting community and sporting initiatives around the country...

News : International

IAEA helps Uganda Restart Vital Radiotherapy Services for Cancer Patients - Jan 19, 2018 - 9:38:09 AM


Uganda today inaugurated a new radiotherapy machine to resume essential treatment services for cancer patients after the country’s only previous such equipment broke down in 2016. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided technical and financial support for the re-establishment of radiotherapy services in Uganda...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF Abaco: Police involved shooting, suspect dead, weapon recovered - Jan 19, 2018 - 9:30:35 AM

One male suspect is dead after he confronted police armed with a firearm in the Central Pines, Abaco area.

Reports are that on Friday 19th January 2018, shortly after midnight, police were called to a business establishment in the Central Pines area, where it was reported that a male armed with a firearm was discharging into the crowd...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Introducing 'Bahamas Information Services Update' - Jan 19, 2018 - 2:19:29 AM

We are pleased to announce 'Bahamas Information Services Update', a new multi-media production from Bahamas Information Services (BIS).

This new “BIS Update” will comprise audio/visual news briefs broadcast to keep the Bahamian people, as well as local and international media, abreast on activities and initiatives undertaken by the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Police in Bimini are investigating an apparent drowning and a missing person - Jan 18, 2018 - 10:16:59 PM

According to reports on Wednesday 17th January 2018 shortly before 8:00pm, police received a report of two males who were reportedly sitting in a small boat anchored at the rear of a business establishment and have not been seen since. 

A search was conducted by Law Enforcement Officials and Basra. On Thursday 18th January 2018 shortly after 8:00am, the lifeless body of one male was discovered in waters in the area of the Bimini Harbor. A search will continue for the other male...


Turkey Vulture Spotted in Nassau, and other Bird Counting Results - Jan 18, 2018 - 9:15:04 PM

Clad head to toe in warm clothes with woolly hats, socks, vests and stout walking shoes, 28 eager volunteers in five groups set off at sunrise on a recent Sunday morning to count birds, a globally recorded annual labour of love for the Audubon Society. Well-equipped with the required cameras, binoculars and note pads, members of the Bird Club of New Providence mirrored similar excursions by members in Grand Bahama, Abaco and Andros.

The Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count provides invaluable data to scientists and researchers all over the world and helps fuel The Bahamas’ own popular bird watching tourism sector. 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government signs new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union - Jan 18, 2018 - 7:12:53 PM

The Government signed a new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union at the Ministry of the Public Service, Thursday, January 18, 2018.  

Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance the Hon. Brensil Rolle thanked the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes who he said was instrumental and extremely focused on ensuring that the negotiations concluded in the shortest possible time...


46th Bahamas Red Cross Ball set for January 27 - Jan 18, 2018 - 7:05:16 PM

Scotiabank is a proud gold sponsor of the 46th Annual Red Cross Ball, themed Code Red.   The Ball is a major fundraiser in aid of the Society and its social outreach, disaster preparedness and emergency relief programmes.

“Scotiabank recognizes the importance of partnering with community organizations like The Bahamas Red Cross Society and have supported their efforts since we started operating in The Bahamas more than 60 years ago,” said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager, Marketing & Public Relations, Scotiabank Caribbean North...


CIBC FirstCaribbean helps The Aids Foundation in a ‘Facelift’ - Jan 18, 2018 - 5:51:53 PM

The AIDS Foundation is getting a much-needed facelift for the New Year, having ended 2017 in dire need of a new kitchen and other renovations. Now, the finishing touches are being added to a set of new cabinets soon to be installed, thanks to a donation from CIBC FirstCaribbean.

“At our afterschool program, we have a part-time cook who prepares a meal for the kids – the idea being that once they have a meal then at the end of the day they’ll be able to take their medication,” said Lady Camille Barnett...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government to ‘respond aggressively’ to Ease of Doing Business Committee recommendations - Jan 18, 2018 - 4:36:30 PM

The Government of The Bahamas will “respond aggressively” to recommendations made by the Ease of Doing Business Committee in an effort to address the global outlook on ease of doing business in The Bahamas.

The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Committee was appointed last year by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis after a 2017 World Bank Annual Report listed The Bahamas as 119 out of 190 countries for ease of doing business.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Department of Labour to Host Third Job Placement Fair - Jan 18, 2018 - 4:27:35 PM

The Department of Labour will hold a Construction Job Fair on Saturday, 20th January in response to recent increase in demand for construction industry workers.  The event will be held at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. 

Director of Labour, Mr. A. Robert Farquharson made the announcement during a press conference held at the Department of Labour on Rosetta Street on Thursday, 18th January.  The Department has partnered with the Bahamas Contractors Association for this project...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Commercial Enterprises Act to help create small, medium-sized Bahamian businesses - Jan 18, 2018 - 3:58:58 PM

The implementation of the Commercial Enterprises Act will assist Bahamians at home “and in the Diaspora abroad” in the creation, and development, of small and medium-sized businesses, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday.
The Act was passed in the House of Assembly on November 22, 2017 and in the Senate on December 4, 2017...

Delivering the keynote address during the Opening Session of the 27th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar, Prime Minister Minnis said the Act will encourage both domestic and foreign investment in The Bahamas...


DNA Press Statement on Plane Crash - Jan 18, 2018 - 3:14:57 PM

I am deeply saddened by the confirmed reports of a fatal plane crash traveling from Andros en route to New Providence that claimed the lives of a pilot and his five passengers – all Bahamian nationals. On behalf of the Democratic National Alliance, I express sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of each victim.  We look forward to a swift and thorough investigation of the crash by the relevant authorities in the public interest.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victim’s families and the wider community in Andros...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Members of Toastmasters International District 47 Paid Courtesy Call on the Governor General - Jan 18, 2018 - 3:09:55 PM

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, welcomed Members of Toastmasters International District 47 comprising Clubs of South East Florida and The Bahamas, along Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking, in a Courtesy Call at Government House on Monday, January 15, 2017.  Pictured from left: Kendra Munroe, Ivan Thompson, Leonardo Burrows, H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Darren LaCroix, Andre Kelly and Lynette Bowleg...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearms seized, 3 men arrested - Jan 18, 2018 - 1:21:17 PM

The excellent and enduring work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has led to yet more illegal firearms being taken from the streets of New Providence, and three adult males taken into custody in two separate incidents, on Wednesday, 18th January, 2018. 

In the first incident, shortly before 9:00pm, officers from the Mobile Division, responded to a report of gunshots being heard on Fire Trail Road, near to Bahamas Faith Ministries Church. Upon arrival at that location, officers saw a man sitting in a vehicle, acting in a suspicious manner...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

Long island male perishes in house fire - Jan 18, 2018 - 1:08:38 PM

Police on Long Island are investigation the circumstance surrounding a house fire in which a man perished, on Wednesday, 18th January, 2018. 

Shortly after 11:00pm, police were called to the scene of a house fire at Salt Pond, Long Island. With the assistance of residence, officers were able to extinguish the fire. A search was conducted of the interior of the burnt structure and the lifeless body of a male, which was burnt beyond recognition, was discovered... 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF Abaco - Firearm and ammunition arrest - Jan 18, 2018 - 12:55:56 PM

A 23 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco is in police custody after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Wednesday 17th January 2018 shortly after 10:00pm, officers arrest a 23 year old male in the Central Pines, Dundas Town area, after he was found in possession of a .380 pistol with a magazine containing six .380 live rounds of ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned before the Magistrate Court later this week...

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