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GB Minister of State Talks Tech at Commonwealth Business Forum - Apr 17, 2018 - 2:02:40 PM

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Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, along with the Director of Investments Candia Ferguson represented the Bahamas Government and the island of Grand Bahama at the Commonwealth Business Forum 2018, a part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The Commonwealth Business Forum is an integral part of CHOGM and brings together businesses critical to trade and investment with government leaders to debate the issues facing their countries in 2018 and beyond...

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Bahamas pursues ‘Gold Standards’ At Taste Of The Caribbean - Apr 17, 2018 - 12:02:55 PM

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The Bahamas National Culinary Team is looking to keep up that gold standard when it comes to The Taste of the Caribbean 2018.

The fierce competition to be held June 22-26 at the Hyatt Regency Miami is a chance for countries of the Caribbean show their culinary prowess...

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Pre-School Week 2018 focuses on the importance of playing - Apr 16, 2018 - 9:58:05 PM

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Eye catching, colorful and creative paintings, drawings, games, hand puppets, building blocks and more – the work of preschoolers – are on display in the foyer of the Ministry of Education in recognition of Pre-School Week.

The Early Childhood Education Section through the Department of Education officially opened the Exhibition of Children’s Work and the 15th annual Pre-School Week Monday, April 16th. The theme for the week is “Let the Children Play.”...

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Bahamas represented at Commonwealth Women’s Forum 2018 - Apr 16, 2018 - 9:05:37 PM

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Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle, M.P., Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, completed the first day of international dialogue and direct top-level discussions on policies for gender equality and women’s rights with other delegates from the Commonwealth and the rest of the world at the Commonwealth Women’s Forum, being held alongside the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). This Forum provides the opportunity to focus on the Commonwealth’s progress toward gender equality and is being held under the theme, "An empowered future for women and girls”...

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Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir Durward Knowles at Queen's College - Apr 16, 2018 - 8:34:37 PM

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A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the long and fruitful life of the late Sir Durward Knowles was held at Queen's College in the Geoffrey Brown Auditorium on April 13, 2018.  The service honoured a Bahamian Olympian and humanitarian, and acknowledged the significant contribution Sir Durward has made to the school over the years. Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the service along with wife of Sir Durward, Lady Holly Knowles, and family members.  Principal of Queen's College Ms. Andrea Gibson addressed the service that included an assembly of students of all grades, teachers, and administrators...

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Students and Parents Sing Praises for National Arts Festival - Apr 16, 2018 - 8:15:24 PM

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The Louise McDonald High School ninth-grader bashfully said that she was not ready to be interviewed on camera. No matter how much the other members of the school choir cheered her on, the young girl only blushed more and shook her head.

It was not until her choir director – and Physical Education teacher at the school in Alice Town, Bimini – Ms. Stephanie Woodside stood next to her and encouraged her with a comforting smile, did she look up and flashed a shy grin...

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School children watch 'Changing of the Guard' at Government House - Apr 16, 2018 - 7:56:44 PM

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School children joined Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling for the Changing of the Guard at Government House on Friday. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)

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48 Junior Road Safety Officers Inducted at Columbus Primary - Apr 16, 2018 - 6:59:14 PM

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During the official launch of the Ministry of Transport and Local Government’s Road Safety Initiative, 48 students were given their vests branding them as new inductees into the Ministry’s Junior Road Safety program on Monday.

Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell told grade 4 & 5 students of Columbus Primary School that road safety is ‘everybody’s business.’  As such, the Minister encouraged the students to remain vigilant whenever they are on the road...

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PM at Official Photo session of the VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru - Apr 16, 2018 - 6:18:04 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis (centre) posed with other heads of state during the Official Photo session of the weekend VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru.  (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)
LIMA, Peru -- Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis (centre) posed with other heads of state during the Official Photo session of the weekend VIII Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru...

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Sixth Labour on The Blocks a tremendous success - Apr 16, 2018 - 5:51:22 PM

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Hundreds of active job seekers turned out in large numbers for the Ministry of Labour and the Department of Labour’s sixth Labour on The Blocks Job Fair at the Doris Johnson High School on Prince Charles Drive on Saturday, 14 April, 2018.

The Minister of Labour, Senator, the Honourable Dion A. Foulkes said, “It went exceptionally well. Over 500 people have been interviewed and we are hopeful that a lot of them will be employed from this job fair.”

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Dr. Sands Encourages Personal Responsibility for Good Health - Apr 16, 2018 - 5:27:15 PM

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Bahamians need to make healthier choices, the country’s total health expenditure is ranked among the top five in the Caribbean and Latin America, said Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, during the official opening of World Health Month at the Rand Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 12.
   
Held under the theme, “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere”, the Minister opened his address with a quote from Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nationals, which said ‘It is my aspiration that health finally will be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for.’...

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Minister of Works inspects government buildings and projects in GB - Apr 16, 2018 - 5:03:57 PM

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Minister of Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister said repair of the Garnett Levarity Justice Centre is at the top of the Ministry of Works list of priorities for Grand Bahama.

“The building is in a bad state of disrepair and needs a lot of work,” said Minister Bannister. “I believe that the building had problems in the way it was constructed at the beginning and so it’s going to take a lot to get that building back to where it should be...

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DPM launches ‘Grand Classica’ and urges collaboration for Grand Bahama - Apr 16, 2018 - 4:55:35 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said while Grand Bahama has much to offer in terms of tourism, and while there are a number of talented, hard-working individuals within the Ministry of Tourism working diligently to make the product work, there is a constant challenge of access – getting people to the island in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

During his address to dignitaries and invited guests at the launch of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s ‘Grand Classica’ cruise ship on Saturday morning (April 14, 2018) aboard the vessel, Minister Turnquest noted that the challenge presents itself at both the airport, as well as at the harbor...

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Government’s long-term goal to “drastically reduce” the country’s reliance on food imports - Apr 16, 2018 - 4:14:15 PM

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Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said this government’s long-term goal is to drastically reduce the country’s reliance on imports by growing, processing, marketing, and exporting our own food.

“Ultimately and simultaneously, achieving this goal will significantly reduce balance payment, Acting PM Turnquest said at The Bahamas National Agriculture, Agribusiness and Marine Resources Expo opening ceremony at the Gladstone Road Agriculture Complex, Friday, April 13, 2018...

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Issues with High Rock seawall need to be fixed - Apr 16, 2018 - 4:09:21 PM

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In visiting two seawalls in East Grand Bahama on Friday, April 13, Minister of Public Works the Hon. Desmond Bannister, while pleased with the seawall in Smith’s Point, was displeased with the work on the seawall in High Rock.

Before the Minister had a chance to inspect the High Rock seawall, students from the East End Primary School were on hand to welcome him with a song.  Following this, the Minister gave the students words of encouragement, stating that readers are leaders...

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Farming and Fishing industries are on the comeback after several hurricanes - Apr 16, 2018 - 3:28:56 PM

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Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said there are encouraging signs that the farming and fishing industries are on the comeback after passage of Hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, Irma and Maria across the southern and northern islands of The Bahamas left extensive damage to the farmland and marine resources of those communities.

Entire crops were lost and fishing fleets were severely impacted, but the turn-around is due to togetherness and cooperation, Acting PM Turnquest said at The Bahamas National Agriculture...

Community

UB Concert Choir Readies for Cultural Exchange as they tour Canada - Apr 16, 2018 - 1:20:58 PM

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The month of April ushers in an aura of collective turmoil for college students, who enter panic-mode in a mad rush to brace for last-minute assignments and final exams.

With the Spring 2018 semester drawing to an end, members of the University of The Bahamas’ (UB) Concert Choir are preparing for another type of rush – excitement - as they prepare to embark on a “tour of musical and cultural exchange.”...

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Minister Thompson says Grand Classica launch is timely - Apr 16, 2018 - 12:53:01 PM

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The Commonwealth of the Bahamas seeks assistance from the United States of America in stemming the tide of illegal migration into the island nation.

This, among other issues were further discussed in a meeting between The Bahamas’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert Minnis and US Vice-President Mike Pence on the margins of the Eighth Summit of the Americas held in Lima, Peru, April 13-14, 2018...

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Bahamas seeks US assistance in illegal migration problem - Apr 16, 2018 - 12:16:48 PM

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas seeks assistance from the United States of America in stemming the tide of illegal migration into the island nation.

This, among other issues were further discussed in a meeting between The Bahamas’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert Minnis and US Vice-President Mike Pence on the margins of the Eighth Summit of the Americas held in Lima, Peru, April 13-14, 2018...

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Darren A. Henfield, participates in a meeting of CARICOM Caucus - Apr 16, 2018 - 10:43:12 AM

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During the Summit of the Americas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren A. Henfield participated in a meeting of CARICOM Caucus which discussed preparations for CARICOM meetings in the margins of the Summit of the Americas.   (BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)

Community

CGI Group of Companies Celebrate Atlantic Medical Fun Run Walk Run in Grand Style - Apr 15, 2018 - 9:53:11 PM

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The local companies of Colonial Group International (CGI), inclusive of Atlantic Medical, Security & General and Colonial Pensions, have combined its efforts to host the 20th Annual Atlantic Medical Fun Run Walk. The goal is to make this year’s event the best one yet.

The Walk, which is in its 20th year will take place on Saturday April 21 and will be held in honour of CGI’s former President and CEO, Alan Peacock who passed away late last year...

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Plenary remarks by PM Minnis at the 8th Summit of the Americas - Apr 15, 2018 - 9:12:53 PM

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Lima, Peru - Plenary Remarks Hon Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, MP Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas VIII Summit of the Americas “Democratic Governance against Corruption” Lima Convention Center Saturday, 14 April, 2018

President Vizcarra; Colleague Heads of State and Government...

It is a pleasure to be here in the historic city of Lima, Peru for the Summit of the Americas.

I express gratitude for the excellent hospitality extended to our delegation by the Peruvian Government and people...

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PM Minnis urges Transparency in Governance at CEO Summit of the Americas - Apr 15, 2018 - 3:18:39 PM

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LIMA, Peru – Prime Minister Dr. the Hon Hubert Minnis brought his platform of transparency in governance to leading businesspersons and Heads of State at the Third CEO Summit of the Americas, April 13-14, 2018 under the theme: “Democratic Governance Against Corruption.”

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to address the Summit Plenary on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  His speaking slot is number 5 during the morning session...

Bahamian Politics

Leader Of The Opposition responds to The House Communication by The Deputy Prime Minister - Apr 15, 2018 - 12:31:30 PM

Statement From The Office Of The Leader Of The Opposition in response to The House Communication by The Deputy Prime Minister Seeking An Apology From The Leader Of The Opposition 15 April 2018:

Upon my return to the country on Friday 13 April, I learned that the Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest took advantage of my absence from the House on 11 April to raise a controversial communication purportedly answering statements made by me by way of a press release relating to his conduct as Minister of Finance...

Community

AML To Celebrate Earth Day With 3rd Annual Eco-Friendly ‘Bring Your Own Bag’ Initiative - Apr 15, 2018 - 11:32:04 AM

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On Sunday, April 22nd, AML Foods Ltd. will commemorate Earth Day with its 3rd annual Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) event. This weekend, the company hopes to distribute more than 10,000 free, reusable shopping bags to customers at grocery outlets on New Providence and on Grand Bahama. Participating stores include Solomon’s Super Center at Old Trail Rd, Solomon’s Yamacraw, Solomon’s Fresh Market Harbour Bay, and Solomon’s Fresh Market Old Fort Bay in New Providence and at Solomon’s Lucaya, and Solomon’s Freeport in Grand Bahama... 

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