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News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

El Salvador, sixth country to ratify the Inter-American Convention on the protection of the human rights of older persons - Apr 18, 2018 - 4:48:51 PM

El Salvador today became the sixth country to deposit the instrument of ratification of the Inter-American Convention on the Protection of the Human Rights of Older Persons at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC.

The Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Calles, highlighted the interest of his government in the social welfare of the elderly. "El Salvador is pleased to become a state party to the first binding instrument on the subject at the Inter-American and global levels...


Record young juniors in tournament at Lleyton Hewitt Tennis Academy - Apr 18, 2018 - 4:37:35 PM

In the second of the Winterbotham IC Junior Series for 10's and 12's there were record numbers participating in this young group of developing players. So it was a busy weekend at The Lleyton Hewitt Tennis Academy at Albany for the first Bahamian Tennis Tournament to be held there.

The concept of the event is to create a group that can come together and develop together through "Round Robin" play in a social environment that does not mean getting knocked out after one round and going home.  So all players get several matches...


BTC brings the hype to the Bahamas Carnival Experience - Apr 18, 2018 - 3:51:56 PM

For the fourth consecutive year, BTC will support Bahamas Carnival. This year’s event promises to be a three-day explosion of local and international talent. BTC will also support five groups participating in the Road Fever event.

Vice President with responsibility for Marketing, Marcian Cash said, “We are proud to support this event for the fourth time. This year BTC is bringing the hype to the Bahamas Carnival Experience. Starting tomorrow, customers can text to win free tickets, BTC Combo Plans, a variety of BTC mobile phones and lunch for two with DJ Khaled.”...

Bahamian Politics

PLP Chairman responds to Nassau Guardian Editorial - Apr 18, 2018 - 2:45:34 PM

The Guardian gets worse and worse every day. Their regard for the truth, their inability to decipher fact from fiction erodes every day. They need to hire themselves out as the official propaganda rag of the Free National Movement. They have outdone even The Punch.

Their latest unhinged, prejudiced broadside  against the PLP is  their editorial of 18 April which says that we should  be quiet and not answer the nonsense that is spewed by the  various spokesman for the Government from the Prime Minister on down, simply because we lost an election last year...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Financial Services launches first round of World Trade Organization Consultations - Apr 18, 2018 - 12:56:12 PM

Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette, officially opened meetings with stakeholders for the first round of World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations. During a press conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday, 16th April, Minister Symonette said that ascension to the WTO would be beneficial to the country...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Red Cross Executives call on Minister Symonette - Apr 18, 2018 - 12:43:24 PM

The President and Executives of the Bahamas Red Cross Society paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette on Monday morning at the Ministry.  Pictured from left: Craig Tony Gomez, president; Gwen Reid, committee member; Minister Symonette; Caroline Turnquest, director general; Cyndi Williams-Rahming, fundraising chairperson; and Vincent Wallace-Whitfield, legal adivsor. 

(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM announced upcoming meeting series on anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism - Apr 18, 2018 - 12:24:39 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said The Bahamas Government is legislating to ensure that the country continues to meet international expectations for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.

“We also support our financial regulators, as they supervise their licensed entities in a fashion calculated to minimise financial crime,” DPM Turnquest said at a press conference at the Ministry of Finance, April 12, 2018..

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Wed., April 18 - Apr 18, 2018 - 12:00:05 PM

Bahamas public forecast

Forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight, Wednesday 18th April 2018.

General situation: A stationary front across the Southeast Bahamas will disperse through tonight while a high pressure provides pleasant weather elsewhere.

Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should be alert for dangerous surf and the moderate risk of rip currents along the Northern and eastern shorelines of the Central Bahamas...


GB Homecoming Association presents Tarrus Riley Live in Concert - May 19th - Apr 18, 2018 - 11:56:26 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama Homecoming Association presents Tarrus Riley Live in Concert Saturday May 19th, 2018 at Goombay Park, Intl. Bazaar Whit Monday Weekend

Early Bird Special General Admission $20,VIP $35 & Platinum $60; Flash Sale May 1st - May6th: General $15,VIP $ 25 & Platinum $50
Tickets available at ALL Phluid Phactory locations

Bahamian Politics

DNA: The Bahamas must plan beyond the EU Blacklist - Apr 18, 2018 - 9:43:58 AM

The decision of the European Union Code of Conduct Group (COCG) to recommend to the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council that The Bahamas should be removed from the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes is a welcome development. The announcement that our removal from the blacklist is expected to be approved and made official by the ECOFIN Council by May 25, 2018 is good news.

The short period of time between the inclusion of The Bahamas on the infamous blacklist and the COCG's recommendation for The Bahamas' removal suggests that we ought not to have been placed on the list in the first place...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Police investigate traffic fatality in Eleuthera - Apr 18, 2018 - 6:55:16 AM

Police on Eleuthera, are investigating a traffic accident which occurred, Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, and has left an adult female dead. 

Reports are that shortly before 6:00pm, a woman was driving a silver Chevrolet Cobalt car on Queens Highway, south of the settlement of Upper Bouge, when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into bushes before overturning...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Symonette remarks to World Trade Organization (WTO) Consultations - Apr 17, 2018 - 11:38:54 PM

In the year 2000, The Bahamas obtained observer status in the world trade organization which permitted The Bahamas to become acquainted with the rules and procedures of the world trade organization (WTO).  It also enabled The Bahamas to prepare for and begin negotiations for accession to the WTO. In 2001, The Bahamas applied for full membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The decision to apply for membership in 2001 was based upon the following rationale:

The Bahamian economy was largely integrated into the global economy; driven largely by its tourism and financial services sectors with their global reach...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis visits with Bahamas Staff at '10 Bahamas House' in London - Apr 17, 2018 - 9:55:53 PM

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield and delegation visited "10 Bahamas House" to meet with staff of The Bahamas High Commission and the Bahamas Tourist Office, April 17, 2018 during their attendance at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM), April 16-20.

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas recommended for removal from EU List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes - Apr 17, 2018 - 9:22:52 PM

The European Union Code of Conduct Group has officially recommended the Bahamas’ removal from the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The Government received confirmation of this in writing on April 17, 2018 from the Secretariat of the Code of Conduct Group.

At its meeting on April 12, 2018, Member States’ delegations agreed to recommend the decision to the European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), which is responsible for making the decision official...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ambassador of Nigeria visits The Bahamas - Apr 17, 2018 - 9:18:14 PM

His Excellency Habu Abubakar Gwani Ibrahim, High Commissioner-Designate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas presented Letters of Credence to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...


Call for conservationists to unite over minister’s fisheries ‘threat’ - Apr 17, 2018 - 8:09:59 PM

Save The Bays said they were shocked and alarmed to learn of the government’s apparent plan to stretch the country’s already overburdened marine resources to breaking point and perhaps beyond – the group calling recent statements by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Renward Wells “outrageous” and “uninformed”.

STB chairman Joseph Darville said the Minister’s vow to try and double fisheries exports within a year is reckless, dangerous and an insult to the hard work and sacrifice of countless conservationists over the years...

News : New Providence

WTO Panel to discuss outcome of Bahamas Vulnerability Study - Apr 17, 2018 - 7:54:19 PM

Under the theme, “World Trade Organization (WTO) Membership – What Will It Mean for The Bahamas?”, the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, in collaboration with the University of The Bahamas (UB) will host a panel discussion on this subject on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the University of the Bahamas’ Harry C. Moore Library.

The upcoming session will reveal the results of a comprehensive Government-commissioned study – a Vulnerability Study- to assess the impacts that the WTO accession process may have on the Bahamian economy...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Sean McWeeney presents book to Bahamas Governor General - Apr 17, 2018 - 6:31:03 PM

Sean McWeeney presented a copy of his book "Breaching the Gates" to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a courtesy call at Government House on Monday, April 16, 2018.

 (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Kent State University Gerald H. Read Center Professional Advisory Board call on the Governor General - Apr 17, 2018 - 6:13:47 PM

The Professional Advisory Board of the Gerald H. Read Center at Kent State University serves as a catalyst for international and intercultural education.  The Board recently paid a Courtesy Call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (seated centre), at Government House.  Valdez K. Russell (seated third left), a former international education instructor, serves as president of the Board and hosted fellow board members for their spring meeting in The Bahamas.  

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM encourages Tabernacle Falcon champions to focus on books - Apr 17, 2018 - 6:11:45 PM

Tabernacle Baptist Academy, the 2018 National High School Basketball Champion and the Hugh Campbell Basketball Champion, was on Monday praised for its athletic success and encouraged to continue to strive for that success.  However, its winning team members, the Tabernacle Falcons, were urged to also focus on their academics.

The Falcons, accompanied by their principal Edward Johnson, as well as the coaching staff of the basketball team, made a courtesy call on Acting Prime Minister (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, at the Office of the Prime Minister...

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