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BTC: Comments attributed to Garfield Sinclair, CEO - Jul 16, 2019 - 3:50:53 PM

To be clear, no fire has been started. The statements were taken out of context and do not convey the full essence of the message that was delivered. BTC maintains a good working relationship with the Government of The Bahamas and will continue to work together to drive economic growth...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Youth from North Andros and New Providence Experienced BAMSI’s 3rd Summer Camp for Teens - Jul 16, 2019 - 3:50:35 PM

BAMSI’s SUMMER EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT DISCOVERY SERIES (SEEDS) attracted teens from North Andros and New Providence.  This year the camp focused on the impact of climate change on: agriculture, marine resources and communities. To gain a better understanding of the unique challenges brought about by climate change in the Bahamas, participants visited Miss Marshall’s Yard in Red Bays to understand the impact of forest fires on the community’s straw handcrafts; shorter growing seasons for common crops such as cabbages and tomatoes; as well as the decreasing number of crabs harvested over the past few years... 
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
UWI Chancellor Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education - Jul 16, 2019 - 3:01:59 PM

Paying a courtesy call on Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd on Monday, July 16, 2019 was Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Robert Bermudez. Among the delegation were UWI President Missouri Sherman, Alumni Affairs Director Celia Davidson, UWI Head of Hospitality Dr. Michelle McLeod, UWI Bursar Howard Pearce, UWI Alumnus and Secretary Troy Oliver and UWI Alumnus Dr. Robin Roberts. Ministry of Education (MOE) officials present included Permanent Secretary Lorraine Armbrister, Under Secretary Serethea Clarke, Deputy Director of Education for Curriculum Sharon Poitier, and Financial Controller Joan Darling...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Workshop for Passport Office Staff - Jul 16, 2019 - 2:34:13 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Department of Transformation and Digitization of the Office of the Prime Minister, held a workshop for Passport Office staff on Saturday 6th July 2019 in the training room of Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre on Cable Beach. Staff members of the Passport Offices in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco attended the workshop.  Other staff members participated via teleconference --  Consular officers of Bahamas Overseas Missions in Atlanta and Ottawa participated via video-conferencing.  A staff member of the Bahamas Embassy in China was present at the workshop in Nassau...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
NEMA conducts community emergency response training exercises - Jul 16, 2019 - 1:45:57 PM

The CERT is a programme which educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their immediate surroundings and trains them in basis disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

For these types of training, NEMA has partnered with the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security...
News : Grand Bahama
Public Notice: GBPA Expression of Interest - Jul 16, 2019 - 11:42:13 AM

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is inviting candidates with expertise in operating digital signoge, who also hove the financial wherewithal, to provide expressions of interest (EOI) to erect, operate and maintain Digital Billboard Signoge in designated locations throughout the Freeport area.

To submit on expression of interest or for more information, please collect a proposal package from the front desk of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Headquarters...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas and Canada Ink Air Service Agreement - Jul 16, 2019 - 10:02:04 AM

The Bahamas and Canada inked an historic bilateral Air Transport agreement recently to encourage more Canadian aviation companies to flock to the destination.

According to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, the agreement also allows Bahamian aviation companies to take advantage of economic opportunities in Canada.

“This agreement solidifies our relationship with Canada as it relates to aviation. And so, this agreement sets out the steps by which aviation companies...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The PM Minnis attends the Funeral of Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris - Jul 15, 2019 - 7:56:30 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (front row, left), Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, and Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe attended the Service of Thanksgiving and Home Going Celebration for Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris, the mother of Bahamas Information Services Director General Kevin Harris, on Sunday afternoon, July 14, 2019 at St. George's Anglican Church.  The service was officiated by the Reverend Fr. Scott Brennen, Rector of St. George's, assisted by the Venerable G. Kingsley Knowles, Rector of Christ the King Anglican Church, Archdeacon of East Central Bahamas...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala acknowledge OAS contribution to seeking solution to their territorial differendum - Jul 15, 2019 - 5:00:32 PM

The Foreign Ministers of Belize, Wilfred Elrington; and Guatemala, Sandra Jovel, today spoke to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) about the progress made in recent years to find a permanent and definitive solution to the territorial differendum involving both nations for several decades, especially the decision by both countries to submit the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

During the meeting, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, congratulated both governments for having held referenda to submit the case to the International Court of Justice, in compliance with an agreement signed in 2008...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Maritime Authority Visits ACP in Brussels - Jul 15, 2019 - 4:32:28 PM

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) Board visited Brussels to deliver a letter from the Prime Minister to the Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).   Pictured from left: Captain Dwain Hutchinson, BMA Managing Director and CEO; Ambassador Denise Lewis-Johnson, BMA Chair; ACP Secretary-General Dr. Patrick Gomes; Kerry Bonamy, Head of Chancery, Bahamas Embassy to Belgium/Permanent Mission to EU; Viwanou Gnassounou, ACP Asst. Secretary-General...
News : International : Caribbean News
CTO Mourns Loss of Marie Walker, Long-Time Tourism Colleague & Friend of the Caribbean - Jul 15, 2019 - 3:49:27 PM

Executives and staff of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) are mourning the loss of Marie Walker, a long-time Jamaica-born tourism colleague and friend who dedicated her time to the betterment of the Caribbean region.

"Marie Walker was a passionate tourism regionalist who never missed an opportunity to serve on a CTO committee, most recently at the Caribbean Week debriefing meeting two weeks ago," said Sylma Brown, director of CTO-USA, Inc...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
BOKA Vanguard Delivers Cruise Ship for repairs at GB Ship Yard - Jul 15, 2019 - 3:17:42 PM

The BOKA Vanguard, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship that can function as a floating dry dock, safely delivered the Carnival Vista cruise ship to the Grand Bahama Ship Yard for repairs on Saturday, July 13, 2019.  The cruise ship delivery by floating dry dock was a unique event, and Freeport, Grand Bahama, provided a backdrop for this historic occasion...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Minnis thanks BNT for preserving the natural environment - Jul 15, 2019 - 2:31:44 PM

Thanking the Bahamas National Trust for preserving the natural environs of the country over the past 60 years, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed further plans towards the protection of natural resources.

He was addressing the 60th Anniversary celebration of The Bahamas National Trust at its Retreat Gardens on Village Road, July 12, 2019...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Theophilus Summer Camp Youth call on the Governor General - Jul 15, 2019 - 12:20:07 PM

Theophilus summer campers paid a courtesy call upon Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, July 12, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Minnis attends BNT's 60th Anniversary Festivities - Jul 13, 2019 - 8:15:47 PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the Bahamas National Trust's (BNT) 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the signing of the BNT Act, and brought remarks, at The Retreat Garden, Village Road, on Friday evening.  Festivities are pictured. 

(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Wells Attends Commonwealth Meetings while in London - Jul 13, 2019 - 5:30:51 PM

Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells, currently in London for International Maritime Organization (IMO) meetings, as Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs while there attended a Reception for Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Commonwealth hosted by Prince Charles at Clarence House Courtyard.  Minister Wells on Wednesday -- representing Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield -- attended the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting (CFAMM) at Marlborough House...
News : Local
Joint Operation by Immigration and Defence Force nabs suspected human and drug smugglers - Jul 13, 2019 - 12:50:46 PM

Thirteen suspects apprehended along with a quantity of suspected drugs on Friday 12 July 2019 are in Police custody. The apprehension was the result of a joint operation by Bahamas Immigration Department and Royal Bahamas Defence Force personnel stationed in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

The 1 Bahamian and 12 foreign nationals from 5 foreign nations were apprehended aboard a 25-foot go-fast vessel by a Defence Force patrol craft with Defence Force Marines and Immigration officials around 5:00 p.m...
Tourism Adventures Limited introduces a new way to experience Eleuthera! - Jul 13, 2019 - 8:15:02 AM

Tourism Adventures Limited, a ground-breaking Bahamian company spearheaded by a Father/Son duo and a group of savvy investment partners, having set its compass and charted its course, is nearing landfall for the Fall/Winter launch of its daily high-speed “Day Trip” tourist excursions to North Eleuthera.

A four hundred (400) passenger high-speed catamaran.  Travelling at 47 knots per hour.  To an exclusive beach experience in Eleuthera.  A 1-hour trip between Nassau and Eleuthera.  And returning the same day...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Grenada Assumes Chair of the Permanent Council - Jul 12, 2019 - 4:50:13 PM

The Permanent Representative of Grenada to the Organization of American States (OAS), Yolande Smith, today assumed the chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization, which is held on a rotating basis every three months.

Ambassador Smith spoke of the importance of carrying out the Council's actions based on integrity. "Integrity in the process, in the way we conduct our daily affairs, in the responsibility entrusted to us; at the end of the day we are representatives of our countries and our symbols, our sovereignty and our statehood must be respected," she said...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Teachers Go On a Farm Adventure - Jul 12, 2019 - 4:15:23 PM

Teachers got up close and personal with peacocks, chickens and goats as they explored Down To Earth Adventure Farm recently.

During the 1 ½ -hour adventure, the primary and high school educators pet and fed donkeys, learned about native plants, the 21-day egg hatching process and more. The field trip was a part of the Ministry of Education’s Summer Professional Development Workshops for Senior High School Social Science teachers...

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