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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Aliv Executives Call on Minister of Financial Services - Jun 27, 2017 - 7:51:51 PM

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Members of Aliv executive team paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (centre left) and senior members of the Ministry at its offices, recently.  Aliv CEO Damian Blackburn is at centre right.  Also present were Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Sherylee Smith (third left) and Actg. Director of Trade and Industry Keva Bain (second left). 

Official photo by Kristaan Ingraham of Bahamas Information Services...

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News : International

Bahamas Maintains a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2017 Trafficking In Persons Report - Jun 27, 2017 - 3:56:58 PM

On Tuesday, June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report.  The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it. The U.S. Government uses the TIP Report to engage foreign governments in dialogues to advance anti-trafficking reforms and to combat trafficking and to target resources on prevention, protection and prosecution programs...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Dr. Portia Brown-Jordan of Eden's Triune Ministries presents copies of her books to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling - Jun 27, 2017 - 3:53:00 PM

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Dr. Portia Brown-Jordan of Eden's Triune Ministries (left) presented copies of her books, "Mind Game" and "The Crack of Dawn," to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House, June 16, 2017.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Mosquito Fogging Begins - Jun 27, 2017 - 2:24:02 PM


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With the summer heating up, there will be an increase in mosquitoes.  In response, the Ministry of Environmental Health has begun fogging exercises throughout various communities, as shown by a truck driving through a neighborhood in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. The Ministry will conduct fogging throughout various communities and neighborhoods. 

Residents are asked to listen to community announcements on radio for scheduled times in their respective neighborhoods. Most of the fogging takes place at night, or after the sun has set, during which time residents are asked to be indoors...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Dame Marguerite Pindling host members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force - Jun 27, 2017 - 2:23:11 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band to a luncheon at Government House, June 13, 2017.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

UK commits to closer relations with CARICOM - Jun 27, 2017 - 2:15:37 PM

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Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of challenging events, it today committed to closer relations with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

New High Commissioner of the UK to the Eastern Caribbean and CARICOM, Her Excellency Janet Douglas said on Thursday 22 June that her country wanted to infuse fresh vigour in its relations with the Region. She was at time presenting her Letter of Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana.

In the wake of the recent acts of terrorism in the UK, Ambassador LaRocque placed on record the Community’s unreserved condemnation of orchestrated attacks perpetrated against innocent civilians...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Baker's Bay Executives Call on the Prime Minister Minnis - Jun 27, 2017 - 2:06:47 PM

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Baker's Bay Executives Dr. Livingstone Marshall, Sr. VP, Environmental & Community (left) and Michael Meldman, Chairman/CEO, Discovery Land Company (second left) paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis (centre), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest (second right), and Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar at the Office of the Prime Minister, June 23, 2017.

Official photo by OPM Media Services ...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Mall Exhibition and Rally in Observance of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking - Jun 27, 2017 - 1:41:11 PM

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The Ministry of National Security held an Exhibition and Rally at Mall at Marathon on Monday, June 26, 2017 in observance of 'International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking.'  Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addressed the audience.

Official photos by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Archbishop Patrick Pinder Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Minnis - Jun 27, 2017 - 1:26:41 PM

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Roman Catholic Archbishop, the Most Reverend Patrick C. Pinder (left) paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister, June 23, 2017.

Official photo by OPM Media Services ...


News : New Providence

WSC Re-Introduces 50% Savings for New and Returning Customers - Jun 27, 2017 - 12:34:46 PM

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Following the tremendous success of the Water & Sewerage Corporation’s (WSC) ‘Make the switch’ and ‘Ditch the Well’ campaigns, which saw hundreds of customers resume service or start new services with the corporation, WSC has re-introduced its 50% discount until December 2017.

“We understand that for some, the cost of connecting or reconnecting to our water supply system may be a burden,” explained Public Affairs Manager Visna Armbrister. “But with a looming Hurricane season and our improved water services, we have heard the cry to make our services more affordable so once again we’ve reduced our fees by cutting cost in half.”

Over the last 5 years, the Water & Sewerage Corporation, with the assistance of the Inter Development Bank (IDB)..

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Director of National Art Gallery Meets Minister Pintard - Jun 27, 2017 - 12:02:59 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard and his Ministry's Permanent Secretary Nicole Campbell (left) are pictured, June 26, 2017, with Director of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Amanda Coulson, during a courtesy call and meeting at the Ministry.

Official photograph taken by Eric Rose of Bahamas Information Services…

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

77th Annual Convention Of The International Association Of Ministers’ Wives And Ministers’ Widows, Inc. - Jun 27, 2017 - 11:32:26 AM

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With songs of praise and hearts of worship, hundreds of delegates fellowshipped on Grand Bahama Island at the 77th Annual Convention of the International Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows (IAMWMW), June 17th – 22nd, at the Grand Lucayan Resort.

This year marked the annual convention‘s fourth visit to The Bahamas and its first visit to Grand Bahama Island.

President of the Bahamas Chapter and Convention Co-Chairperson, Rev. Dr. Sherry Collie, explained that the convention’s first visit to The Bahamas was in 1990...

Events Calendars : New Providence

New Providence Events Calendar - Jun 27, 2017 - 11:30:40 AM


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Find out what is happening in New Providence.

TheBahamasWeekly.com is here to serve the community of The Bahamas. It is our aim to provide positive content. We intend to depict the better-side of life in The Bahamas, and share how Bahamians are indeed people helping people. We provide a venue for Bahamians to feel connected to one another no matter what island of this archipelago they live on, or even if they now live abroad...

Bahamian Politics

Senator Hon. Jamal Moss Budget Contribution - Jun 27, 2017 - 11:01:13 AM

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The following is the 2017 Budget Presentation by Senator Hon. Jamal Moss:

MADAM PRESIDENT

I rise this day in this Honourable Chamber, on the strength of none other than God, Almighty.

I, would like to express, my sincere and warm gratitude, to those who have played a role, in my being here today. I will forever be grateful to you and for what you have done to motivate me and aid me along my life's journey...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

RBPF Nassau: Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect and Stolen Vehicle - Jun 27, 2017 - 10:00:41 AM

Police are searching for a male suspect responsible for stealing a vehicle during an armed robbery that on 26th June 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 11:30pm, a man was driving his black 2009 Suzuki Swift car in the area of Hospital Lane and Meeting Street, when two males armed with handguns approached and robbed him of his vehicle before speeding off...

News : International : Caribbean News

IAEA Mission Says Jamaica Strengthens Research Reactor Safety, Sees Room for Further Enhancements - Jun 27, 2017 - 9:54:31 AM

Kingston, Jamaica - An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of a research reactor in Jamaica showed continuous commitment to safety after its successful conversion to use low enriched uranium (LEU) instead of high enriched uranium (HEU) as fuel. The experts also made recommendations for further safety-related improvements at the reactor, which is the only such facility in the Caribbean region...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Man dead following fight at a Nightclub - Jun 27, 2017 - 9:48:04 AM

Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may have regarding fight at local nightclub that has left a man dead and two others detained in hospital on 27th June 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 2:30am, a fight broke out at a nightclub located on Farrington Road, that led to two males being shot and another stabbed. The three males were taken to hospital, where one of them succumbed. The two other males are detained in hospital, one in serious condition and the other in stable condition...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tacoma Academy Chorale calls on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling - Jun 27, 2017 - 8:49:40 AM

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The Tacoma Academy Chorale called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre left), at Government House, June 9, 2017.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Dame Marguerite Pindling hosts luncheon for Royal Bahamas Police Force - Jun 27, 2017 - 7:45:03 AM

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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, hosted a luncheon for the Traffic Cyclists of the Royal Bahamas Police Force at Government House, June 19, 2017.

 Official photos by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Brian Griffin calls on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling - Jun 27, 2017 - 3:52:30 AM

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Brian Griffin called upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, June 16, 2017.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Local

NHI Secretariat Statement: Update on NHI Bahamas - Jun 26, 2017 - 8:52:17 PM

Starting today, NHI Bahamas is implementing changes across the organization as we seek to streamline our operations and budget. Since launching enrolment for NHI Bahamas on April 24th 2017, NHI Bahamas has assessed the level of resources used, and a determination has been made that not all of the organization’s resources are being fully utilized in the most efficient manner.

Enrolment numbers for the programme have stabilized. Therefore, a number of positions in NHI Bahamas are no longer required.  While this has been a difficult decision to make, it is a necessary one at this time. There is a need to streamline operations and a reality that NHI Bahamas must continue to phase in health care services in a fiscally responsible manner...

Bahamian Politics

Opposition Senator, Coleby-Davis 2017 Budget Presentation - Jun 26, 2017 - 5:50:22 PM

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I feel extremely blessed to formally address this place for the very first time. Additionally, I count this a privilege and one of my most proud moments as a young professional; to have been afforded this opportunity to take part in the continued effort to build, empower and unite this great country, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. I pray that God grants me continued favor and my contributions in this place will be beneficial to the betterment of the Bahamian society, and by extension the Bahamian people.

I wish to extend praise and adoration to the Heavenly Father, who has instilled in me the faith and confidence to be fearless, work hard and reach for the sky, because it is indeed the limit!

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA Receives $1.8 Million Emergency Relief Warehouse From US Northern Command - Jun 26, 2017 - 4:21:15 PM

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Residents of the Southern Bahamas will be better equipped to handle their immediate situation if a disaster threatens.

On June 22, 2017, during an Official Turnover Ceremony, the United States Northern Command in a special ceremony handed over an Emergency Relief Warehouse to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The facility, built at an estimated $1.8 million, is the third of its kind donated to complement the national disaster plan. The warehousing project is a concept of Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA...

Opinions

Kemp: Are we a less violent society? Government has the key! - Jun 26, 2017 - 4:03:54 PM

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I was watching a video called, “Lord Jamar: Europeans Have Been Historically More Violent than Africans” on one of my favourite YouTube channels, DJVlad TV, and the host was interviewing a regular contributor to his YouTube broadcast  - an Old School, Hip Hop artist from one of my favourite groups back in the 90’s, Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar. Of course, Lord Jamar is an Afrocentric artist from that era where being Afrocentric was a major part of Hip-Hop culture and has his views on cultural history from time immemorial.

The issue of Africans vs. Europeans, or any race vs race, is not the core position of this article. But, the funny thing is, while DJVlad TV is, primarily, an entertainment channel, the host from which the channel is named, the DJ Vlad, plugged a book from a Harvard Professor, Steven Pinker titled...

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