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Community : Service Organizations : Bahamas Chamber of Commerce

Award Winning Coral Vita Team to speak at GB Chamber Event - Mar 21, 2019 - 6:00:03 PM

Late last year Government officials, private stakeholders and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) attended the groundbreaking of the world’s first ever coral farm, in Grand Bahama. The Coral Vita Project, which is a collaborative endeavor between Coral Vita, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, and the Grand Bahama Development Company (DEVCO) was founded by Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher, Environmental Managers who were inspired to create a company to restore the world’s dying reefs...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Governor General and Prime Minister attend Funeral Service for Monsignor Preston Moss - Mar 21, 2019 - 5:30:33 PM

The Funeral Service for Monsignor Preston Moss was held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on Thursday morning, March 21, 2019, attended by Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, and many dignitaries, amongst family and friends.  The Most Reverend Patrick C. Pinder, Catholic Archbishop of Nassau, delivered the sermon.  

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas receives record-breaking number of visitors in 2018 - Mar 21, 2019 - 4:45:56 PM

The Bahamas received far more visitors to its shores in 2018 than in any previous year in its “entire history of being engaged” in the tourism business, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar said Wednesday.

The increase in tourism business in 2018 was experienced nationwide -- Nassau/ Paradise Island, Grand Bahama and in the major Family Islands...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis to deliver second Report to the Nation for 2019 - Mar 21, 2019 - 4:19:39 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will deliver his second report to the nation for 2019 on Monday 25 March, at 8pm.

The prime-time address will be carried on television and radio and is the second in a series of reports that will provide important updates and information to the people of The Bahamas on a range of issues...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis departs Nassau for Meeting with US President Trump - Mar 21, 2019 - 3:50:26 PM

Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and delegation depart Nassau today on Bahamasair for a multilateral meeting tomorrow between Caribbean Heads of State and US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.  Leaders of the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia will also attend Friday’s meeting.  The delegation from The Bahamas comprises Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield; Office of the Prime Minister Director of Communications Erica Cox...

News : Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama Power on "Energy Saving Devices" - Mar 21, 2019 - 3:15:38 PM

Recent investigations undertaken by Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) have revealed several residents and businesses have purchased an alleged “energy saving device” from a local company.

Through our investigations and discussions with affected customers, GBPC learned that these businesses purchased what they believed was an energy-saving device from a local company. These businesses are a victim of fraud and were in fact either connected directly to GBPC’s power system via a meter bypass, or the meters were tampered with to under-read actual usage...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Lunch for Seniors From Customs Social Club - Mar 21, 2019 - 3:05:38 PM

The Bahamas Customs Department Social Club, in celebration of their 105th Anniversary, prepared lunch for Senior Citizens Homes on Thursday, March 21, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Willamae Bridgewater and Family call on the Governor General - Mar 21, 2019 - 12:19:04 PM

Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre), received Minister Willamae Bridgewater, MBE, and members of her family in a courtesy call in observance of her 83rd birthday at Government House on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Local

Rights Bahamas: Bahamas Police Force out of control - Mar 21, 2019 - 11:30:10 AM

Tuesday's shocking and appalling headline story in The Tribune is further evidence that the Royal Bahamas Police Force is now completely out of control. Brutality at the hands of officers has become so commonplace that the police might as well dispense with their halfhearted excuses for why they had to call an ambulance for a man after several house in their custody. No one believes them...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

High Commissioner-Designate of South Africa presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Mar 21, 2019 - 11:07:54 AM

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling was presented Letters of Credence from Her Excellency Lumka Yengeni, Non-Resident High Commissioner-Designate of South Africa to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a ceremony at Government House, March 20, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

GBPA on statement recent meter audit by GBPC - Mar 21, 2019 - 12:29:51 AM

The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited wishes to advise the public that as Regulators, we were notified by The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) that during a course of their recent meter audit, they discovered a number of suspected electricity diversions at several businesses within the Port Area.  As a result, we immediately began our own independent investigations into this matter which is currently ongoing.  Thus far, we can confirm that all of the work performed by the licensee was unpermitted, and was executed outside the scope of the license.

As this matter is currently with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and investigations are still ongoing, we do not wish to comment any further to interfere with the Police investigations.  We do believe that due process will be carried out and we are...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Things Get Dramatic at National Arts Festival - Mar 20, 2019 - 8:55:09 PM

Student and community entrants gave solid dramatic performances at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival New Providence adjudications, on March 20, 2019.  Receiving Honours from Drama Adjudicator and Cultural Icon Philip Burrows were Chevette Miller -- who was in character as Aunty Roxy -- and Queen's College student Gabrielle Cartwright.  Receiving Distinctions were St. Anne's student Marissa Capron and an ensemble from Genesis Academy -- the latter performing  "Let's Play" by teacher and Bahamian playwright, director and actress Patrice Francis.  The New Providence adjudications are currently in their second week and over 1,100 entrants in New Providence are expected to take part in dance...


Sands make 9th Year Tournament one of giving back - Mar 20, 2019 - 8:00:22 PM

As spring approaches, so do the hot days of The Bahamian sun, but thankfully The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company was able to enjoy a breezy and not too warm, Sunday on the greens for their 9th Annual Sands Beer Golf Tournament in Grand Bahama.

Joining forces with The Fortune Hills Golf Association the annual tournament was held on lucky St. Patrick’s Day, with lots of beer to go around. “It was good to see such a well-attended tournament on Sunday,” noted Nigel Kirkby, a local player who also won longest drive...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Governor General attends Vigil for the Late Monsignor Preston Moss - Mar 20, 2019 - 7:26:54 PM

Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite attended the Vigil in honour of the late Monsignor Preston Moss on Tuesday evening at St. Anselm Catholic Church, Fox Hill. 

Monsignor Moss lies in repose today at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, where the body may be viewed, and the funeral will take place tomorrow morning at the Cathedral... 

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS and Casla Institute to create and early warning system on crimes against humanity - Mar 20, 2019 - 7:00:54 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Casla Institute today signed an agreement that seeks to unite the efforts of the two institutions in the prevention of crimes against humanity in the region through the creation of an early warning system.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said the agreement seeks the establishment of general coordination mechanisms regarding possible massive violations of human rights and crimes against humanity in the region...

News : Grand Bahama

FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama shows off a stellar lineup of independent films - Mar 20, 2019 - 6:40:40 PM

The return of “FLIFF On Location” to Grand Bahama Island and the Pelican Bay Hotel this past weekend, was a heartwarming experience for President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF), Greg Von Hausch. The festival’s strong connection to the island, was the driving force behind its return.

“FLIFF has a wonderful history with Grand Bahama and it feels good to be back”, said Von Hausch. “We first came to the island in 2009, to screen a movie at the Regency Theatre. That event was a tremendous success, and the catalyst for our agreement with the Ministry of Tourism to come to Freeport to host FLIFF at Pelican Bay from 2011 to 2013...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Family Island students dominate senior division of Young Chef Culinary Competition - Mar 20, 2019 - 4:49:48 PM

Family Island students dominated the top finishing spots in this year’s Bahamas Young Chef Senior High School Culinary Competition. 

Following intense competition at Anatol Rodgers High School, the judges selected Anthonesha Thompson, 11th grade student of C.R. Walker Senior High School as the 2019 winner... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Campbell underscores success of United Nations CSW63 travel in Parliament - Mar 20, 2019 - 3:30:21 PM

The Bahamas “made history” at the Sixty-Third Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) after being represented by the largest delegation to the event on record, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell told Parliament Wednesday.

Minister Campbell said the delegation comprised ninety persons representing a diverse, inter-sectoral grouping of stakeholders. CSW63 was held at United Nations Headquarters, New York...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Junior chefs infuse locally grown ingredients in dishes to impress judges - Mar 20, 2019 - 2:05:49 PM

Junior chefs from around the country, participating in the 2019 Bahamas Young Chef Culinary Competition, wooed the judges with their interesting creations.

The five chefs, local and international, who judged the competition gave intense constructive critique, and agreed the recipes and colourful presentations of the eleven junior high school students represented the theme, ‘Creatively Embracing Indigenous Foods Through Innovation for Sustainable Development.’...

News : International

Commonwealth offers closer cooperation to help ACP Group realise ‘full potential’ - Mar 20, 2019 - 1:15:26 PM

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s support for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, while urging deeper collaboration to boost their trade and development potential.

She was addressing the 37th session of the ACP and European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the impact of Brexit on ACP-EU Partnership in Bucharest, Romania. The Assembly aims to promote greater dialogue, cooperation and understanding among ACP and EU countries...

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