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Public notice: Re-Surfacing of Bernard Road - Sep 17, 2018 - 3:59:47 PM

The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix, has scheduled Milling and Paving works for Bernard Road from 9:30a.m. to 2:00p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning September 19th 2018, for 21 working days.

The resurfacing of Bernard Road will extend from the “Village Rd/Wulff Rd/Soldier Rd Junction” to the Roundabout at Fox Hill Freedom Park...
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Small Islands have to grapple with the imposition of external standards set by larger countries - Sep 17, 2018 - 2:23:11 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said small islands like The Bahamas have to grapple with the imposition of external standards set by the world’s large countries when it comes to the financial sector.

“This sometimes happens without due regard for national sovereignty or the spirit of international cooperation that should exist. This is a challenge we must acknowledge and address,” DPM Turnquest said at the two-day AML/CFT Anti-Money Laundering: Countering the Financing of Terrorism 2018 Risk Management Conference at Baha Mar, September 17, 2018...
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As International Financial Centre, Bahamas must keep up with constant change - Sep 17, 2018 - 1:54:02 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said The Bahamas operates in an environment of constant change when it comes to the international financial sector, particularly when it comes to international codes of conduct.

“In the region, when it comes to keeping pace with the ever-evolving standards, we know the challenges all too well,” DPM Turnquest said at the two-day AML/CFT Anti-Money Laundering: Countering the Financing of Terrorism 2018 Risk Management Conference at Baha Mar, Monday, September 17, 2018...
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Lucayan Renewal Holdings Ltd. Chairman, Official Visit - Sep 16, 2018 - 12:40:58 PM

The Chairman and Directors of Lucayan Renewal Holdings, the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for the purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort, met officially with the management, staff and unions of that resort today.  The Board gave the assurance that the staff would not be prejudiced in any way and that they would have the option to volunteer for separation packages at the appropriate time.

The SPV and its Board assumed operational control and management of the Resort at the request of Hutchison in the early hours of the 11th of September 2018.  During the meetings participants were informed that the SPV, will take over officially, upon the closing set for September 21st, 2018 following the approval of the Resolution to...
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Defence Force’s Harbour Patrol Unit Makes Arrest - Sep 15, 2018 - 11:32:09 PM

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Two American citizens are in Police custody after they were found in possession of suspected drugs and weapons by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines on Friday afternoon.

While on patrol shortly after 12:00 pm, Patrol craft P-115, coxswained by Leading Seaman William Burns conducted a routine boarding and search of a blue and white Contender in the area of Nassau Harbour east. Results of the search uncovered a small quantity of suspected marijuana onboard. Further search of the vessel also uncovered 2 pistols, 1 shotgun and a total of 262 rounds of ammunition...
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Defence Force Helps to Find Missing Female - Sep 15, 2018 - 9:04:10 PM

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Family and friends expressed gratitude for assistance provided by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in conducting an extensive search for Ms. Amber Weech, who was reported missing since Wednesday.

Immediately, after receiving information of her last known whereabouts, members of the Defence Force’s Coastal Security team assisted family and community members in carrying out an area-wide search for Ms. Weech. The search was led by Petty Officer Frederick Clarke along the coastline, in nearby woods, and throughout local communities...
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Labour Minister pledges more jobs for persons in Cruise Ship Sector - Sep 14, 2018 - 12:35:01 PM

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The Minister of Labour, Senator the Honourable Dion A. Foulkes is pledging the Government’s commitment to do all in its power to create more rewarding job opportunities for persons interested in working in the cruise ship and maritime sectors.

This comes just days after Minister Foulkes and the Honourable Renward Wells, Minister of Transport and Local Government led a delegation that visited Carnival Corporation’s Center for Simulator Maritime Training (CSMART) facilities in Almere, The Netherlands...
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First steps toward resolving land ownership issue For BARC residents - Sep 14, 2018 - 12:21:13 PM

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Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, Hon. Michael Pintard hosted residents of the North Andros farming community at the Bahamas Agricultural Research Center (BARC) to a special town hall meeting Wednesday, September 5. The meeting gave residents the opportunity to share their concerns and ask questions on the transfer of ownership of public land that was leased to the original tenants in the early 1970s by the Government of The Bahamas.

Addressing the meeting, Minister Pintard reassured the residents that the Minnis Administration is committed to resolving the ownership issue that may one day see land grants given to residents that want to farm.
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Ministries of Health and Public Service Office Closures - Sep 14, 2018 - 11:52:25 AM

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Public Service would like to advise the public that due to having no utilities, their offices on Meeting Street will be closed today, Friday, September 14, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused...
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Gas Pro championing LPG use for Motor Vehicles - Sep 14, 2018 - 11:27:43 AM

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With 2018 seeing record fuel prices in Jamaica, Massy Gas Products Jamaica Limited (Gas Pro) is promoting Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as an alternative fuel for motor vehicles. The LPG supplier is partnering with Excel Motors located in Savanna-La-Mar to offer the solution (also called Autogas) to companies and individuals in Jamaica. After years of planning, the companies now have a robust offering that provides savings, improved mileage and improved performance.

“Gas Pro is excited to lead the introduction of Autogas in Jamaica. We are always looking for ways to add value to customers and to innovate...
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New IAEA Report Highlights Nuclear Power's Role in Mitigating Climate Change - Sep 14, 2018 - 11:15:25 AM

Nuclear power can make a vital contribution to meeting climate change targets while delivering the increasingly large quantities of electricity needed for global economic development, according to a new IAEA report.

Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2018, published this week, has been updated from the last report released in 2016 to include the latest scientific information and analyses on the link between energy production and climate change...
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Olympic Champion Shaunea Miller-Uibo calls on the Agriculture Minister - Sep 13, 2018 - 7:12:41 PM

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Olympic Champion and Diamond League winner Shaunea Miller-Uibo paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard at his office, Thursday, September 13, 2018.

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)
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Prime Minister Plants Tree at Gambier Primary School - Sep 13, 2018 - 7:00:07 PM

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Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas participated in a Tree Planting of the National Flower, the Yellow Elder, at Gambier Primary School; the tree planting ceremony took place Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the public institution located on the western end of New Providence.

The Prime Minister said though having a busy schedule, he was happy to be among the students, who greeted him with fanfare through music...
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Staff at Government House Attend Grief Counseling - Sep 13, 2018 - 6:50:38 PM

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Members of staff at Government House attended a grief counseling service, Thursday, on the passing of Government House Aide-de-Camp, the late Police Inspector Carlis Blatch.  Ministers bringing remarks were the Very Reverend Harry Bain, Dean of Nassau and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral; Barrington H. Brennen, Counselor, Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventists; Rev. Carla Culmer, president of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church; and Simeon Hall, Pastor Emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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DPM Turnquest Attends Opening of Freeport Insurance Agents & Brokers New Office Centre - Sep 13, 2018 - 3:17:45 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest attended the Freeport Insurance Agents & Brokers grand opening of its new office centre, Wednesday, September 12.

The DPM praised the company’s principals, President, Lawrence Palmer; Vice President, Donald Ward and Manager of Business Development, Deborah Knowles who together have over 80 years of experience in the insurance industry...
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Labour Minister announces plans to address skills gap in Country - Sep 13, 2018 - 2:40:05 PM

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes announced that in an effort to address the lack of sufficient skilled Bahamian workers to meet the demands of the current and future labour needs in The Bahamas, the Ministry of Labour has partnered with private industry, educational institutions, Labour Unions and Civil Society to hold a National Symposium on Skills Development in The Bahamas...
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BDB Past Managing Directors Meet During 40th Year Activities - Sep 13, 2018 - 2:30:57 PM
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Newly appointed Managing Director, Mr. Dave S. Smith treated the former Managing Directors to lunch, to celebrate the Bank’s 40th anniversary; also in attendance was the Honorable Minister Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

During this auspicious occasion Minister Turnquest discussed how the Bank could further facilitate economic development throughout The Bahamas. This also provided the former Managing Directors the opportunity to discuss the Bank’s challenges over the years and also reminisce about the many success stories enabling the development of the Bahamian economy in various sectors... 
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NEMA 2018 revised combined Hurricane Shelter Listing - Sep 13, 2018 - 11:15:08 AM

ABACO CENTRAL

1. Abaco Central High School, Murphy Town 240

2.Central Abaco Primary School Special Needs Shelter, Dundas Town 600...

ACKLINS 1.Community Centre, Spring Point 60...
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Governor General's Statement on the Death of Inspector Carlis Blatch - Sep 12, 2018 - 8:53:52 PM

Her Excellency, the Governor-General has been informed of the tragic death of Inspector Carlis Blatch, who has served as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) for the past four years. Her Excellency is deeply saddened by this event, inasmuch as Inspector Blatch worked very closely with her in all State matters.

The Governor-General particularly extends sincere sympathy to Mrs. Crystal Blatch and their children and wishes to assure them of her prayers during this time of their bereavement.

Inspector Blatch has been on the staff of the Governor-General for the past 14 years, serving with distinction as the officer in charge of protocol, then as ADC to the Governor-General...
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Symposium planned to address labour needs in the country - Sep 12, 2018 - 8:21:39 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas - One hundred individuals have been identified to participate in a National Skills Symposium to assist in ascertaining if curricula used in government institutions are relevant to the demands of the current job market.

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis will officially open the symposium on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the National Training Agency, Gladstone Road.

The Ministry of Labour has partnered with stakeholders including private industry, educational institutions, labour unions and civil society to host the one-day event. The theme for  the symposium is 'Forging our Future -- Assessing and Analyzing the Skills Gap in The Bahamas'...

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