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Closure of office: Ministry Of Public Works - Jan 13, 2020 - 10:09:45 PM

The Ministry of Public Works wishes to advise the public that as remediation work continues in the aftermath of the fire, unfortunately, the office will remain closed on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020.

The Ministry of Public Works regrets any further inconvenience the closure may cause...
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The General Post Office successfully passed the audit Conducted by United Postal Union - Jan 13, 2020 - 9:36:32 PM

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Congratulations are extended to the Post Master General,  Mrs. Jennifer Johnson for passing the United Postal Union’s Audit. Kudos are also extended to her staff and the Steering Committee who guided the process to ensure that the requisite deliverables were in place prior to the Audit and that they were in tandem with the Terms of Reference of the audit template. The Project Committee for E-Commerce and IT initiatives introduced in September...
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The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay - Jan 13, 2020 - 6:11:45 PM

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Sandals Emerald Bay GC | Great Exuma, Bahamas | January 12-15, 2020

Quick Facts

Golf Course: Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course (Par 72 / 7,001 yards)
Course Designer: Greg Norman
Purse: $600,000 (Winner: $108,000 / 500 points)...
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Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference - towards "Rebuilding a Stronger and More Resilient Bahamas" - Jan 13, 2020 - 5:44:48 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, January 13, 2020.  Against the backdrop of the theme, "Rebuilding a Stronger and More Resilient Bahamas," the conference is being held five months after Category 5 Hurricane Dorian devastated North Abaco and Cays and East Grand Bahama.  The Prime Minister thanked the United Nations for facilitating the conference, and its agencies including the UN Development Programme (UNDP) for partnership with the Bahamas Government, and assistance in the immediate aftermath of the storm...
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The Governor General welcomes IAAF President, Lord Coe, in a courtesy call - Jan 13, 2020 - 4:15:08 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (centre) received in a courtesy call, International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe (centre left), along with President of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Mike Sands (centre right), and members of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) at Government House on Monday, January 13, 2020. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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University Of The Ozarks Guest Lectures at BAMSI - Jan. 13th – 16th - Jan 13, 2020 - 2:34:34 PM

The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute is committed to nation building through the development of relevant educational and training programs and initiatives. In this regard, we are pleased to have sharing with us the following members from the University of the Ozarks in Clarkesville, Arkansas:

·       Professor Sean Coleman: Dean, Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Biology

·       Dr. Warren Sconiers, Entomologist and Assistant Professor of Biology...
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Prime Minister Minnis: Govt to liberalize investment process for areas affected by Hurricane Dorian - Jan 13, 2020 - 1:05:07 PM

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The Government is looking to simplify a number of investment requirements and expedite investment applications for Bahamian and international investors for Abaco, the Abaco Cays, and East End and West End, Grand Bahama, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today.

“We will liberalize the process of investment for the affected areas,” the Prime Minister told hundreds of local and international delegates attending the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference on 13 January at the Baha Mar Convention Centre...
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Senator Jamal Moss Addresses Government High School Students on Majority Rule - Jan 13, 2020 - 11:00:04 AM

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Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss addressed Government High School students on the topic of 'Majority Rule,' January 13, 2020 during a Special Assembly at the school.  Majority Rule Day national holiday was observed on January 10.  Senator Moss highlighted for the students where they should put emphasis in their lives: notably on getting a good education, working together for the greater good, and living up to the vision and ideals that the national holiday commemorates.  

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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PM Minnis Attends UNDP Reception on Eve of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference - Jan 13, 2020 - 9:24:50 AM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attends Launch of the Government of The Bahamas and the United Nations Development Programme Exhibition/Innovation Fair & Welcome Cocktail Reception, January 12, 2020, at Baha Mar on the eve of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference that will take place at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, January 13, 2020.  Prime Minister Minnis is pictured among guests, including UNDP Officials, Cabinet Ministers...
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Ministry of Works will be closed on Monday, January 13 - Jan 12, 2020 - 4:00:35 PM

The Ministry of Public Works will be closed on Monday, 13th January, 2020 due to damage to the ministry’s property as a result of a fire on Saturday,

11th January 2020.

The Ministry of Public Works will re-open and resume normal services to the public on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020...
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2020 New Year’s address by PM Allen M. Chastanet - Jan 12, 2020 - 8:15:45 AM

Good evening, fellow Saint Lucians, at home and abroad. A Happy New Year to you all. I pray that 2020 will bring you good health, peace, happiness and prosperity. 

I thank you all for the spirit of giving and love which flowed throughout our island in December. It was a joy for my family and I to share in the festivities, especially in my constituency of Micoud South...
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St. Anne's School Cultural Day Extravaganza - Jan 11, 2020 - 10:47:34 PM

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Senior Cultural Affairs Officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Sonovia Pierre, Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss, Cultural Educator/Story Teller Arlene Nash-Ferguson, Ministry of Education representatives, clergy and cultural stakeholders joined faculty, staff and students at the St. Anne's School, on January 9, 2020, for its Bahamian Cultural Day.  The event, held under the theme "It's a Bahamian Thing ... Show Ya National Pride," provided an opportunity for students to experience various aspects of Bahamian culture, as well as showcase their own talents...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Department of Corrections Officers Staff Association calls on the Governor General - Jan 11, 2020 - 10:32:37 PM

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Executive Members of the Bahamas Department of Corrections Officers Staff Association paid a courtesy call on Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (centre right) at Government House, January 9, 2020. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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India's High Commissioner calls on the Governor General - Jan 11, 2020 - 9:35:06 PM

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His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (right), received His Excellency M. Sevala Naik, High Commissioner of India, in a courtesy call at Government House, January 9, 2020. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Government House Welcomed Centenarian Eileen Johnson and Family - Jan 11, 2020 - 3:30:46 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith received centenarian Mrs. Eileen Johnson, along with her family, in a courtesy call at Government House, January 9, 2020. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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Majority Rule Day Observed in Ecumenical Service at Christ Church Cathedral - Jan 11, 2020 - 1:40:27 PM

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His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, along with government officials, other dignitaries, school children and members of the public, attended the Ecumenical Service in observance of Majority Rule Day at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, January 10, 2020. The sermon was delivered by the Very Rev'd Harry Bain, Dean of Nassau, Rector of Christ Church Cathedral.  Pictured seated behind the Governor General (in first pew) is the Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. Peter Turnquest. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Church by the Sea of Ft. Lauderdale Partners with Government for Reconstruction in Fox Town - Jan 11, 2020 - 11:29:30 AM

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At a recent Town Meeting in Fox Town, Little Abaco, Minister of Foreign Affairs and North Abaco MP the Hon. Darren Henfield thanked the Church by the Sea, a Florida-based non-denominational church, for its partnership with the Government of The Bahamas in assisting with the repair of homes in Fox Town, damaged by Hurricane Dorian.   Minister Henfield also thanked the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority which will provide inspectors working with the building teams.  Local labour will be used in the initiative.  The government will pay for the local labour.  The church will provide building materials. 
News : International
Commonwealth Secretary-General will visit India next week to address Raisina Dialogue - Jan 10, 2020 - 2:44:53 PM

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Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will address the 2020 Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, India next week.

The Dialogue is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics. In her speech, the Secretary-General will highlight the need for multilateral responses to navigate the most pressing issues facing the global community...
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Haiti earthquake, a decade Later: Food For the poor donors devoted to rebuilding - Jan 10, 2020 - 1:08:40 PM

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“I lost my father and three sisters, I loved them… I don’t know what I am going to do now, I just don’t know,” were the pain-filled words of an injured young man recorded by a Food For The Poor staff member in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a devastating earthquake rocked the Caribbean nation a decade ago.

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at 4:53 p.m., a sudden shift in a fault line triggered a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. More than 250,000 people were killed that day and an estimated 1.3 million were left homeless...
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New York Times listed The Bahamas as one of its top 52 places to go in 2020 - Jan 9, 2020 - 6:05:34 PM

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The New York Times listed The Bahamas as one of its top "52 places to go in 2020." The article listed The Bahamas at number 22 among the other countries. Reassuring readers, despite the devastation of Hurricane Dorian to two Islands in the archipelago, 15 islands are open for business and are ready to receive visitors...

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