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Telfar 2018 shines and showcases through Art and Soul - Feb 15, 2018 - 8:30:12 PM

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Known for his unique, unorthodox approach to fashion, combined with a vision to bring inclusiveness and disruption to style, it should come as no surprise that the electrifying 2018 Telfar Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week presented an unconventional evening of music and art.

Telfar is the brainchild of celebrity Fashion Designer, Telfar Clemens who for over ten years have set the trend of making unisex fashion mainstream through his eponymous line of pieces for both all genders; and who champions the cause of diversity and gender fluidity accoutering...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture: National Sports Awards - Feb 15, 2018 - 6:27:05 PM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is indeed proud to announce the The National Sports Awards Ceremony.  The ceremony will celebrate achievement in sports for the year 2017 and will be held at Government House on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., hosted by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG.

It would seem as if 2017 was the year that the world came to The Bahamas in droves to compete for gold.  The year 2017 yielded the National High School Track Championship, Carifta  Judo, Carifta Water Polo, and Carifta Swimming Championships...

News : New Providence

U.S. Embassy Donates Nearly $250,000 in Ballistics Protective Gear to Bahamian Law Enforcement - Feb 15, 2018 - 6:25:22 PM

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On February 15, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Denver Herren presented the Royal Bahamas Police Force Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ferguson, and his team with over $245,000 worth of new ballistic vests, gear, uniforms, and equipment for several RBPF units to protect them in the line of duty. 

At the handover ceremony, the Chargé d’ Affaires highlighted the Embassy’s close partnership with The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government of Japan gives $500,000 grant to the Bahamas National Trust - Feb 15, 2018 - 6:07:02 PM

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The Government of Japan through the Japan Special Fund Poverty Reduction Programme (JPO) has given the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) a US$500,000 non-reimbursable grant for a community-based conch management project in the Family Islands.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest thanked the JPO, as well as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which was instrumental in helping The Bahamas receive the grant...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Labour Minister announces 21 Local Companies to attend Grand Bahama’s ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’ This Saturday - Feb 15, 2018 - 3:34:44 PM

The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes announced in the Senate today that the Ministry of Labour and the Department of Labour will launch their first ever ‘Labour on The Blocks Job Fair’ for Freeport, Grand Bahama on that island on this Saturday, 17 February, 2018 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Susan J. Wallace Park (formerly known as Columbus Park) on Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue.

Minister Foulkes announced that some 21 local companies on Grand Bahama will be in attendance and he invited all job seekers on Grand Bahama to attend the Job Fair...

News : International : Caribbean News

PwC continues its support of Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference - Feb 15, 2018 - 2:47:29 PM

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PwC Bahamas has partnered with the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) to sponsor the 36th annual Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference (ICAC)

Under this year’s theme “Regional and Global Opportunities: Preparing for Success”, Prince Rahming, Territory Leader, PwC Bahamas, said “PwC has been a part of this prestigious, regional body of accountants for the past 30 years and we are very proud to once again partner with our associates to sponsor ICAC, which will mark the fourth hosting of the event in the Bahamas...

Bahamian Politics

Remarks at PLP Rally by Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader - Feb 15, 2018 - 2:26:31 PM

Remarks at PLP Rally, Chester Cooper, Exumas and Ragged Island MP, PLP Deputy Leader  February 15, 2018:

It’s incredible to be here tonight to see so many PLPs who will stand up for what is right!

I hope that today, in the aftermath of what went down in the House of Assembly yesterday, Bahamians of political persuasions can see that democracy and due process are under assault in this country.

The four members of the opposition went to Parliament in attempt to do something extremely straightforward – have the speaker of the House of Assembly removed for his complete lack of impartiality and flagrant abuse of the rules of the House...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health Launches ‘HIV Continued Medical Education for Physicians’ - Feb 15, 2018 - 1:04:32 PM

The Ministry of Health, in keeping with its mandate to ensure that the highest quality of services for health promotion, health protection and health care are accessible to all residents of The Bahamas, announces launch of The National HIV/AIDS Programme’s  “HIV Continued Medical Education for Physicians.” 

Ministry of Health Surveillance reports indicate that there are 8,667 people living with HIV in The Bahamas; as such the Ministry encourages physicians to continue their education and training in this area.  One of the objectives of the training, as explained by the National HIV/AIDS Programme Director, Dr. Nikkiah Forbes is to reinforce the Ministry’s “Treat All” Policy...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Former Treasurer takes new post as Deputy Financial Secretary/Operations - Feb 15, 2018 - 12:47:07 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest said Eugenia Cartwright has transitioned from her position as the first female Treasurer in the Public Treasury Department to become the Deputy Financial Secretary for Operations at the Ministry of Finance.

“This is a very significant role in the way forward for the Ministry of Finance, because for too long the Ministry has been allowed to kind of drift,” the DPM said during an Appreciation Luncheon for Ms. Cartwright at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Wednesday, February 14, 2018... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister expresses well wishes to Chinese Government at Event Celebrating Chinese New Year - Feb 14, 2018 - 8:00:53 PM

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield attended a ceremony commemorating the opening of the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). The event was held at the British Colonial Hilton on Thursday, 8th February.  The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo and his wife Madame Zheng Chuncao hosted the event. Also in attendance were: the Governor General, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Judiciary, Senior Public Service officials and Members of the Chinese community in the Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

'Culture and Youth in The Park' - Part of Community Outreach - Feb 14, 2018 - 5:12:18 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said that the “Culture and Youth in the Park” event his Ministry held, on February 10, 2018, was a part of community outreach and a way to encourage and recognize the youth and culturally-minded persons throughout The Bahamas.

“Essentially, we believe that it is important to interact with our young people in positive ways," Minister Pintard said at the event, which was held on the George “Busta” Brown Park, in the Bain and Grants Town community.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NHI Authority Appoints Managing Director - Feb 14, 2018 - 4:37:27 PM

The Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) announces the appointment of Mr. Graham Whitmarsh who assumes the position of Interim Managing Director effective 19th February 2018. Mr. Whitmarsh will report to the NHIA Board of Directors and lead the expanded and accelerate implementation of NHI in the Bahamas. The Board expects a permanent Bahamian Managing Director will be appointed to lead NHI within 2 to 3 years...

Sports

New Lease of Life for NP Women’s Basketball Association - Feb 14, 2018 - 2:08:46 PM

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The New Providence Women’s Basketball Association (NPWBA) is the only remaining female league, formed out of the New Providence Basketball Association in 2003 when Mynez Cargill-Sherman spearheaded a breakaway when she found the women leagues lacked support and took a backseat to those of the men.

“Right now women’s basketball is still struggling,” said Ms. Cargill-Sherman, outgoing President of NPWBA. “However, with sponsorship from Consolidated Water Corporation (CWCO) we’ve developed a promising junior program which will eventually feed into the women’s league.”...

Community

Scotiabank shows heart - Feb 14, 2018 - 1:07:56 PM

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Scotiabank is spreading love to children with cardiovascular disease by sponsoring the Heart Ball. Ninety-seven percent of every dollar raised at the event directly impacts young persons with congenital heart abnormalities.

“The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation does remarkable work in our community that sometimes goes unnoticed,” said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager of Marketing and Public Relations at Scotiabank, Caribbean North District. “This year marks the golden anniversary of the Golden Heart Award, by Lady Sassoon...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Czech Ambassador-Designate makes courtesy call at Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Feb 14, 2018 - 12:20:21 PM

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Ambassador-Designate of the Czech Republic to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Vladimir Eisenbruk, on an Official Visit, paid a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 14, 2018.  Permanent Secretary (Actg.) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rhoda M. Jackson is pictured greeting Mr. Eisenbruk.

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Commander Defence Force Encourages Members to Hold the Line - Feb 14, 2018 - 10:57:48 AM


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The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, encouraged members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to 'hold the line' in his first Commander Defence Force's Divisions held on Friday 9th Febr uary, 2018.

The ceremonial Divisions provided Commodore Bethel the opportunity to inform his Officers and Marines of his intent for the year, and to address challenges and concerns of the Force with solutions to overcome them. This military tradition also allowed Commodore Bethel to thank his troops for their service and accomplishments during the past year...

Bahamian Politics

Leader of the Opposition on the No Confidence motion against the Speaker of the House - Feb 14, 2018 - 10:25:56 AM

Statement by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis:

Today we bring the case of Halson Moultrie before this Parliament and ask the House to condemn his behaviour for the following acts:

Count one - A statement made to the House on 7 February in response to we do not know what;

Count Two - The unlawful, wrongful, capricious, arbitrary and disproportionate suspension of the Member of Parliament for Englerston on   31 January...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis and Cabinet Tour 'New World One Bay Street - The Pointe' Development - Feb 13, 2018 - 4:16:20 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre right) and members of the Cabinet toured 'New World One Bay Street - The Pointe' development today, downtown, Bay Street.  Executive Vice-President/CCA South America, Mr. Daniel Liu (centre) led the tour and updated members of the government on The Pointe's construction progress.

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA hands over to nine families, homes rebuilt after Hurricane Joaquin - Feb 13, 2018 - 3:03:46 PM

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Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Captain Stephen Russell led a technical team to three islands to inspect recently-built homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Joaquin in 2015.

The team comprised personnel from the structural, plumbing and electrical areas of the Ministry of Works, and a technical officer from the National Recovery and Reconstruction Unit (NRRU)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bishop Albert Hepburn paid a courtesy call on the Governor General - Feb 13, 2018 - 1:52:09 PM

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Bishop Albert Hepburn paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, February 12, 2018.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Junior Achievement Bahamas makes courtesy call on the Governor General of The Bahamas - Feb 13, 2018 - 1:47:19 PM

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Members of Junior Achievement Bahamas paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, February 12, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Governor General of the Bahamas hosted Permanent Secretaries at Annual Luncheon - Feb 13, 2018 - 1:32:21 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) hosted Bahamas Government Permanent Secretaries at the Annual Luncheon at Government House on Monday, February 12, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : International

Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming and Rev. Dr. Genius Wells pay courtesy call on Ambassador Sidney Collie - Feb 13, 2018 - 9:50:09 AM


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On Friday, 9th February, 2018, Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming, Pastor of Rehoboth Ministries, and Rev. Dr. Genius Wells, President and Senior Pastor of Chapel on the Hill, and Chaplain of the House of Assembly, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of America and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States (OAS), at the Embassy of The Bahamas, in Washington, D.C...

Sales & Promotions

This Valentines Day shop GoldlyLocks Jewelry in Port Lucaya Marketplace - Feb 13, 2018 - 8:00:33 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - This Valentines Day Shop Goldylocks Jewelry in Port Lucaya Marketplace  Check out our new selection of wedding bands and engagement rings  60% off and take off an additional 10% on selected items.

Goldylocks Jewelry, located two places in Port Lucaya Marketplace…they are open daily 10:00am until 5:45pm on Sundays 10:30am until 3:45pm..

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Love is in the Air! Grand Lucayan Valentine's Brunch and Dinner Buffet - Feb 13, 2018 - 6:20:15 AM

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Grand Lucayan Love is in the Air at Grand Lucayan! Offering you and your love two dining options:

Valentine's Day Brunch is offered on Sunday, February 11, from 12 noon - 4 p.m.; and a Valentine's Dinner Buffet on Wednesday, February 14, from  6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

For reservations call: 373-1333 ...

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