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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Represented at Regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference - Jul 16, 2019 - 4:10:00 PM


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Mr. Don Saunders, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ms. Shonel Ferguson, Government Whip and Delegation Leader, and Mr. Chester Cooper, Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, attended the Formal Opening Ceremony of the 44th Annual Conference of the Caribbean, Americas, and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association under the conference theme, "Globalization and Nationalism: Quo Vadis...

News

BTC: Comments attributed to Garfield Sinclair, CEO - Jul 16, 2019 - 3:50:53 PM


To be clear, no fire has been started. The statements were taken out of context and do not convey the full essence of the message that was delivered. BTC maintains a good working relationship with the Government of The Bahamas and will continue to work together to drive economic growth...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Youth from North Andros and New Providence Experienced BAMSI’s 3rd Summer Camp for Teens - Jul 16, 2019 - 3:50:35 PM


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BAMSI’s SUMMER EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT DISCOVERY SERIES (SEEDS) attracted teens from North Andros and New Providence.  This year the camp focused on the impact of climate change on: agriculture, marine resources and communities. To gain a better understanding of the unique challenges brought about by climate change in the Bahamas, participants visited Miss Marshall’s Yard in Red Bays to understand the impact of forest fires on the community’s straw handcrafts; shorter growing seasons for common crops such as cabbages and tomatoes; as well as the decreasing number of crabs harvested over the past few years... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

UWI Chancellor Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education - Jul 16, 2019 - 3:01:59 PM


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Paying a courtesy call on Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd on Monday, July 16, 2019 was Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Robert Bermudez. Among the delegation were UWI President Missouri Sherman, Alumni Affairs Director Celia Davidson, UWI Head of Hospitality Dr. Michelle McLeod, UWI Bursar Howard Pearce, UWI Alumnus and Secretary Troy Oliver and UWI Alumnus Dr. Robin Roberts. Ministry of Education (MOE) officials present included Permanent Secretary Lorraine Armbrister, Under Secretary Serethea Clarke, Deputy Director of Education for Curriculum Sharon Poitier, and Financial Controller Joan Darling...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Workshop for Passport Office Staff - Jul 16, 2019 - 2:34:13 PM


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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Transformation and Digitization of the Office of the Prime Minister, held a workshop for Passport Office staff on Saturday 6th July 2019 in the training room of Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre on Cable Beach. Staff members of the Passport Offices in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco attended the workshop.  Other staff members participated via teleconference --  Consular officers of Bahamas Overseas Missions in Atlanta and Ottawa participated via video-conferencing.  A staff member of the Bahamas Embassy in China was present at the workshop in Nassau...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA conducts community emergency response training exercises - Jul 16, 2019 - 1:45:57 PM


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The CERT is a programme which educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their immediate surroundings and trains them in basis disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

For these types of training, NEMA has partnered with the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security...

News : Grand Bahama

Public Notice: GBPA Expression of Interest - Jul 16, 2019 - 11:42:13 AM


The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is inviting candidates with expertise in operating digital signoge, who also hove the financial wherewithal, to provide expressions of interest (EOI) to erect, operate and maintain Digital Billboard Signoge in designated locations throughout the Freeport area.

To submit on expression of interest or for more information, please collect a proposal package from the front desk of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Headquarters...

Sports

Kevin Major Jr. continues his dominance in the Florida USTA arena - Jul 16, 2019 - 10:20:47 AM


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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr.  on continuing a stellar record in the  Florida based arena. This time Kevin would be succesful in Miami Beach $1,500 USTA/UTR at the Flamingo Park Tennis Centre.

The road to victory was a competitive one, Kevin who was ranked #1 won over the 3rd seed Julien Evrard 6-4; 3-6; 11-9 in the semifinals.  In the finals Kevin would play another 3rd set winning 6-4; 4-6; 10-5 over Michael Heller...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas and Canada Ink Air Service Agreement - Jul 16, 2019 - 10:02:04 AM


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The Bahamas and Canada inked an historic bilateral Air Transport agreement recently to encourage more Canadian aviation companies to flock to the destination.

According to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, the agreement also allows Bahamian aviation companies to take advantage of economic opportunities in Canada.

“This agreement solidifies our relationship with Canada as it relates to aviation. And so, this agreement sets out the steps by which aviation companies...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The PM Minnis attends the Funeral of Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris - Jul 15, 2019 - 7:56:30 PM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (front row, left), Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, and Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe attended the Service of Thanksgiving and Home Going Celebration for Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris, the mother of Bahamas Information Services Director General Kevin Harris, on Sunday afternoon, July 14, 2019 at St. George's Anglican Church.  The service was officiated by the Reverend Fr. Scott Brennen, Rector of St. George's, assisted by the Venerable G. Kingsley Knowles, Rector of Christ the King Anglican Church, Archdeacon of East Central Bahamas...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala acknowledge OAS contribution to seeking solution to their territorial differendum - Jul 15, 2019 - 5:00:32 PM


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The Foreign Ministers of Belize, Wilfred Elrington; and Guatemala, Sandra Jovel, today spoke to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) about the progress made in recent years to find a permanent and definitive solution to the territorial differendum involving both nations for several decades, especially the decision by both countries to submit the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

During the meeting, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, congratulated both governments for having held referenda to submit the case to the International Court of Justice, in compliance with an agreement signed in 2008...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Maritime Authority Visits ACP in Brussels - Jul 15, 2019 - 4:32:28 PM


 
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The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) Board visited Brussels to deliver a letter from the Prime Minister to the Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).   Pictured from left: Captain Dwain Hutchinson, BMA Managing Director and CEO; Ambassador Denise Lewis-Johnson, BMA Chair; ACP Secretary-General Dr. Patrick Gomes; Kerry Bonamy, Head of Chancery, Bahamas Embassy to Belgium/Permanent Mission to EU; Viwanou Gnassounou, ACP Asst. Secretary-General...

News : International : Caribbean News

CTO Mourns Loss of Marie Walker, Long-Time Tourism Colleague & Friend of the Caribbean - Jul 15, 2019 - 3:49:27 PM


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Executives and staff of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) are mourning the loss of Marie Walker, a long-time Jamaica-born tourism colleague and friend who dedicated her time to the betterment of the Caribbean region.

"Marie Walker was a passionate tourism regionalist who never missed an opportunity to serve on a CTO committee, most recently at the Caribbean Week debriefing meeting two weeks ago," said Sylma Brown, director of CTO-USA, Inc...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

BOKA Vanguard Delivers Cruise Ship for repairs at GB Ship Yard - Jul 15, 2019 - 3:17:42 PM


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The BOKA Vanguard, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship that can function as a floating dry dock, safely delivered the Carnival Vista cruise ship to the Grand Bahama Ship Yard for repairs on Saturday, July 13, 2019.  The cruise ship delivery by floating dry dock was a unique event, and Freeport, Grand Bahama, provided a backdrop for this historic occasion...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis thanks BNT for preserving the natural environment - Jul 15, 2019 - 2:31:44 PM


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Thanking the Bahamas National Trust for preserving the natural environs of the country over the past 60 years, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed further plans towards the protection of natural resources.

He was addressing the 60th Anniversary celebration of The Bahamas National Trust at its Retreat Gardens on Village Road, July 12, 2019...
 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Theophilus Summer Camp Youth call on the Governor General - Jul 15, 2019 - 12:20:07 PM


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Theophilus summer campers paid a courtesy call upon Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, July 12, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Mon., July 15 - Jul 15, 2019 - 10:00:05 AM


Bahamas 3 day public forecast today and tonight Monday 15th July 2019

General situation: An area of high pressure will provide gentle to moderate breezes over the islands while an old upper-level trough along with a series of troughs moving westward over the area create unsettled conditions over the Bahamas.

Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should be alert for the moderate risk of rip currents at East coast beaches in the Central and Southeast Bahamas...

Sports

Inner City Kids Benefit from D-Squad Basketball Camp - Jul 15, 2019 - 9:48:36 AM


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Inner city children of the Baillou Hill Road, Garden Hills, and Yellow Elder communities got to experience two weeks of competition and fun as they honed their basketball skills at the annual D-Squad Basketball Camp.

The D-Squad Basketball Camp welcomes boys and girls ages five to 17 to join them each summer as they not only learn the rules of the sport, but foster overall character development in areas such as discipline, hard work, and community spirit...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates apparent suicide - Jul 15, 2019 - 7:30:25 AM


Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a juvenile male who was discovered in a home Sunday, 14th July, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, police officers were called to a home on Faith Avenue north of Carmichael Road, where a male was discovered unconscious, hanging from a rod in a closet. Paramedics were called to the scene and transported the juvenile to hospital where, a short time later he was pronounced dead... 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Police investigates boating accident on Exuma Island - Jul 15, 2019 - 6:20:13 AM


Police on the island of Exuma are investigating a boating accident, Sunday, 14th July, 2019 which has left an adult American male detained in hospital. 

According to reports, shortly before 5:00pm, a tour boat was sailing in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, when the captain felt something hit the rear of the boat. He and others made a check of the water and discovered a male with injuries to his hand...

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