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Outstanding women celebrated for National Women’s Week - Dec 12, 2017 - 3:39:42 PM

In celebration of National Women’s Week 2017, the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development recognized six Bahamian women for their accomplishments.

Dame Ivy Dumont, Italia Johnson, Frances Ledee, Dame Joan Sawyer, the Hon. Janet Bostwick and Rev. Dr. Cynthia “Mother” Pratt were honored at a reception at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Friday, December 8, 2017.

The event was held in observance of National Women’s Week on the theme, “Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities.”

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Bahamas Bowl Youth Football Clinic set for Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Old Thomas Robinson Stadium - Dec 12, 2017 - 3:29:21 PM

One of the highly anticipated events of Bahamas Bowl week is set for Wednesday, Dec. 20 as the fourth-annual Bahamas Bowl Youth Football Clinic will take place from 3:30-5:00 pm at the old Thomas Robinson Stadium (adjacent to the National Stadium) in Nassau. The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 7-13, and it is held in cooperation between the Bahamas Bowl and USA Football.

A USA Football coach along with student-athletes and staff from the UAB and Ohio football teams, along with representatives of the Commonwealth American Football League (CAFL), will run the clinic, teaching football fundamentals and safety techniques...

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Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott participates in Bloomberg/Hedge Fund Association’s 2017 Global Regulatory Briefing - Dec 12, 2017 - 1:15:24 PM

Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance, spoke as a panelist on Wednesday, November 1, at the Hedge Fund Association’s 2017 Global Regulatory Briefing. The event took place at the office of Bloomberg LP in New York City, New York.

“Regulators, law enforcement authorities and industry associations like Cayman Finance and others represented at this event play a crucial role in maintaining stability and confidence in the global financial services industry,” said Scott...

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Kwasi Thompson Responds to PLP on Hawksbill Creek Amendment - Dec 12, 2017 - 10:05:36 AM

Commonwealth Of The Bahamas Press Statement  Sen. J. Kwasi Thompson Minister Of State For Grand Bahama In The Office Of The Prime Minister 11th December, 2017:

Mr. Brave Davis leader of the PLP will stop at nothing to twist facts in support of their bad past practices and policies. In 2016 the PLP enacted The Grand Bahama (Port Area) Investment Incentives Act, but failed to bring the regulations fully into effect. The Act did nothing to stimulate investment by current licencees nor did it give future potential investors confidence to invest in Grand Bahama...


Tameka Lundy appointed AVP University Relations - Dec 12, 2017 - 10:00:00 AM

In this capacity, Mrs. Lundy will have a dedicated focus on the overall strategic marketing and communication initiatives and programmes that interpret the mission of the University to its multiple constituents in order to create a climate of public and private support. She will lead the development of an evolving UB brand consistent with the priorities, goals and objectives of the University. In this role, she will also lead the production of promotional collaterals for recruitment, fundraising and business development initiatives as well as provide recommendations on policy and action in crisis communication...


The Berlinale Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary with L’Oréal Paris - Dec 12, 2017 - 9:52:09 AM

In 2018, the Berlin International Film Festival will be supported by the French cosmetics brand L’Oréal Paris for the 20th year in succession.

“No make-up, no movies – true to this motto, our partnership with L’Oréal Paris is especially close to our hearts. We are grateful and proud to be able to celebrate this 20th anniversary with our principal partner L’Oréal Paris at the 68th Berlinale. To this day, its passionate engagement and valuable support has given the festival, its guests, and the public many magnificent moments,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick...

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"Sharing Love with Grateful Hearts" - The Governor General's Annual Tour of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre - Dec 12, 2017 - 9:33:33 AM

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling along with Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands toured the Geriatrics section of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre and gave remarks during the Governor General's Annual Visit under the theme, "Sharing Love With Grateful Hearts" on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets with UN Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women - Dec 11, 2017 - 10:21:14 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield met with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dr. Dubravka Šimonović.  

During the meeting, they discussed several matters including the role of government in ending gender-based violence, and promoting gender equality in the framework of the CEDAW (Committee on Ending the Discrimination Against Women ) General Recommendation No. 35... 

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The Bahamas strengthens CARICOM ties with new Ambassador - Dec 11, 2017 - 9:30:28 PM

The Bahamas on Monday underscored the importance of maintaining strong relations within CARICOM with the accreditation of a new Ambassador. The Ceremony took place at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana.

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in accepting the credentials of H.E. Reuben Rahming, noted
that The Bahamas has been a valued member of CARICOM, promoting the Region’s interests in tourism, for which the Prime Minister has lead responsibility within the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet...

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RBPF Nassau: Bahamian man arrested or drug possession at LPIA - Police investigates traffic accident - Illegal firearm recovered - Dec 11, 2017 - 9:08:28 PM

Bahamian man arrested or drug possession at LPIA:Shortly after 7am on Monday 11th December, 2017, a Bahamian man was traveling to the United States, when United States Customs and Boarder Protection Officials detained him in the US Pre-Clarence departure lounge at LPIA...

Police investigates traffic accident: Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident that has left eleven (11) persons injured on Monday, 11th December, 2017... 

Illegal firearm recovered: Police has removed yet another firearm off the streets of New Providence on Monday, 11th December, 2017...

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Best of the Best Regatta Prize-Giving for Sloop Sailing - Dec 11, 2017 - 9:00:22 PM

Scenes from Best of the Best Regatta (Sloop Sailing) at Montagu Bay.

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis addresses the Regatta crowd, December 10, 2017 during the Best of the Best Regatta Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Awards.

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

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Chinese Ambassador Makes Courtesy Call on Labour Minister - Dec 11, 2017 - 8:10:48 PM

Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Monday, 4 December 2017.

Minister Foulkes and Ambassador Huang discussed a number of topics including trade, investment, and training exchange opportunities for Bahamians.

Pictured from left: Ricardo Deveaux, First Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Labour; Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary (Acting) in the Ministry of Labour...

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BTC's 2017 Long Service Honourees at Government House - Dec 11, 2017 - 7:43:03 PM

Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, seated centre, and Interim CEO of BTC Dexter Cartwright, seated centre left, took photo with Bahamas Telecommunications Company's 2017 Long Service Award Honourees, December 7, 2017 at Government House.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

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Parker-Edgecombe cites success of NEMA/CDEMA Partnership - Dec 11, 2017 - 6:25:23 PM

The success of regional countries and their various disaster management agencies in mitigating the effects of future disasters such as hurricanes while simultaneously building stronger, more resilient Caribbean countries, will largely depend upon continued regional cooperation and partnerships, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said recently.

Addressing the Gala Awards Dinner of the 10th Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Conference at Melia Nassau Beach resort, held as the final event of the weeklong conference in New Providence, Mrs. Parker-Edgecombe cited the partnership between The Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)...

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Dame Marguerite Pindling Attends Open House of the Queen Mother Bahamas Clothing Guild - Dec 11, 2017 - 4:40:56 PM

Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, centre, attended the Open House of the Queen Mother Bahamas Clothing Guild, held on the Patio of Government House on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  At right in the photo is Lady Darling. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

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(PHOTOS) Ministry of Education's Festival of Carols - Dec 11, 2017 - 4:19:48 PM

The Ministry of Education held its Annual Festival of Carols under the theme, "Come Let Us Worship The King," featuring band, solo, dance, hand-bell, recorder, and choir selections, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Church of God of Prophecy, East Street.  Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended, and Mr. Mark Humes, MP, brought remarks on behalf of the Minister of Education, encouraging the students to aim for their goals and not be deterred. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

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The Governor General of The Bahamas hosts the Prime Minister and Members of his Cabinet to Annual Christmas Luncheon - Dec 11, 2017 - 3:44:21 PM

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted the Prime Minister and members of his Cabinet to the Annual Cabinet Ministers Christmas Luncheon at Government House on Monday, December 11, 2017.   Pictured in the Drawing Room seated with Dame Marguerite are Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre left) and Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Carl Bethel (centre right)...

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Recent Construction Contractor Legislation ensures Integrity of the Sector says State Minister Elsworth Johnson - Dec 11, 2017 - 3:37:08 PM

The Hon. Elsworth Johnson, Minister of State in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, addressed the Bahamas Contractors Association (BCA) on legislation passed to ensure the integrity of the sector at their monthly luncheon meeting, December 6, 2017 at Poop Deck West, Sandyport.

State Minister Johnson thanked the BCA for its effort, continued representations, and lobbying support to the Government, which “allowed the ‘Construction Contractors Act 2016’ (‘the Act’), to be enacted and made a reality,” he said, adding: “The Government recognizes that further action is needed to fully implement the Act.  This is being addressed...

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Cuban Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health - Dec 11, 2017 - 1:48:40 PM

The Hon. Duane Sands, Minister of Health, received Her Excellency Ismara M. Vargas Walter, Ambassador of The Republic of Cuba to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a courtesy call at the Ministry of Health, December 7, 2017.  Pictured from left: Rena Glinton, Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary; H.E. Ismara Vargas Walter and Minister Duane Sands.

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Barbados joins Regional Initiative- Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour against Child Labour - Dec 11, 2017 - 12:30:01 PM

Barbados is the ninth CARICOM country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Honourable Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development symbolically handed over the signed agreement to José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, ILO Regional Director of the Americas and Caribbean in the margins of the Organization of American States (OAS) XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour being hosted in Bridgetown, Barbados from 7-8 December, 2017...


Pet Food Institute offers tips on how to keep your pets safe and healthy this holiday season - Dec 11, 2017 - 10:51:04 AM

For many families during the holiday season, dogs and cats are part of the festivities and may even receive a present. A pet’s health and safety are still important to consider while planning for holidays. The Pet Food Institute (PFI), which provides information about pet food safety, nutrition and health to pet lovers year-round, here explores holiday-related issues that can impact a pet’s health and provides tips on how to prevent potential problems.

Leave the Leftovers

Pet lovers may be inclined to feed pets table scraps or holiday leftovers, or offer their pet treats as a special gift. It is recommended that no more than 10 percent of a pet’s caloric intake come from treats...

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100th Birthday wishes to Ms. Ethel Wood from the Governor General - Dec 11, 2017 - 10:16:18 AM

Ms. Ethel Wood, who celebrated her 100th Birthday on December 10, 2017 had a special visit to her home by the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, who brought warm birthday wishes on Friday December 8, 2017. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Investigation into yesterday’s (Sunday) murder continue - 1 man in custody for drug possession - Dec 11, 2017 - 9:29:30 AM

Investigation into yesterday’s (Sunday) murder continue:Police are searching for the suspects responsible for a shooting incident that has left one male dead and two others injured on Sunday, 10th December, 2017.

According to reports, shortly before 1:00pm three (3) men were working at a construction site on Shirley Street when they were approached by two men, one armed with a firearm, who demanded cash and shot two of the workers...

1 man in custody for drug possession:  Shortly before 9:00am on Sunday, 10th December, 2017 Officers from the Mobile Division were on routine foot patrol on Bimini Avenue off Market Street...


Photo finish decides 2017 Star Sailors League champions - Dec 11, 2017 - 9:00:31 AM

With racing taking place in a balmy, near perfect 15 knots on Nassau’s Montagu Bay, the ‘take no prisoners’ shoot out on the last day of the Star Sailors League Final saw the fleet narrow to seven teams after the Quarter Finals and to four after the Semis. Finally this left the finals being contested by France’s Xavier Rohart/Pierre-Alexis Ponsot, Britain’s Paul Goodison sailing with German Frithjof Kleen, Brazil’s Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening and the USA’s Mark Mendelblatt/Brian Fatih, the latter crew having ‘fast tracked’ straight through after decisively winning the qualifiers yesterday.

In the final race, Mendelblatt/Fatih led off the line and all the boats heading out to the left. Goodison/Kleen benefitted on the right and coming into the weather mark just squeaked in ahead of the Americans...

News : International

Bahamian Diplomats meet with US Congresswoman Robin Kelly - Dec 10, 2017 - 1:41:57 PM

Diplomatic representatives of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas held an introductory bilateral meeting with the senior Illinois representative on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C., December 7, 2017. The Honorable Robin L. Kelly (D-IL 2nd District) met with His Excellency, Sidney Collie, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States; Hon. Theo Neilly, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, DC; Mr. Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission, Bahamas Embassy; Hon. Michael C. Fountain, Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago and Ms. Janine Gibson, Vice Consul, Washington, DC to discuss opportunities to strengthen the engagement between her office, the Midwest Jurisdiction and the Commonwealth...

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