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Commercial Entities (Substance Requirements) Act - Proposed Amendments to be Tabled - Feb 12, 2019 - 9:26:13 PM

The Government will table proposed amendments to the Commercial Entities (Substance Requirements) Act when the House of Assembly meets on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

The Commercial Entities (Substance Requirements) Act, 2018 was among a package of legislation passed in December 2018 aimed at implementing measures to ensure compliance with international standards on tax governance and transparency...
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Minister Campbell: Ensuring Equal Access for Community of Persons with Disabilities is a Priority - Feb 12, 2019 - 7:30:25 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, told residents of Inagua that ensuring equal access for the community of persons with disabilities in The Bahamas is a major priority for his ministry.

“Our message is one of inclusion,” Minister Campbell said. “My dream as the Minister of Social Services and Urban Development is two-fold: that we would develop, as individuals, a more caring society; a more empathetic and sympathetic society where we are concerned about other persons, and secondly...
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E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival in Matthew Town, Inagua, The Bahamas - Feb 12, 2019 - 3:26:03 PM

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Tara Burrows of Gospel Community performs a solo; Zion Baptist Church Dance Group Community performs a liturgical dance and Douglas Finley of Inagua All Age School performs a drum solo on February 11, 2019, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, at St. Philip’s Hall, in Matthew Town, Inagua. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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Non-Resident Ambassador Designate of Russian Federation calls on Foreign Affairs Minister - Feb 12, 2019 - 10:51:11 AM

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His Excellency Andrei A. Guskov, Non-Resident Ambassador Designate of the Russian Federation (left) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren A. Henfield at the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr)...
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Campbell wraps up weekend tour of southern-most islands - Feb 11, 2019 - 7:16:55 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell concluded a three-day visit to the islands of Mayaguana and Inagua over the weekend with a stop at the Inagua All-Age School.

The Minister joined school officials and students for a Special Assembly recognizing Third Grade teacher Mrs. Tara Burrows as Teacher of the Year for the MICAL District, before returning to New Providence in the afternoon.
 
Minister Campbell also used the opportunity to celebrate International Day of Girls and Women in Science (IDGWS) with female students and teachers. IDGWS is a United Nations event that is celebrated annually around the globe...
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100 Year Old Doris Gomez receives flowers from Bahamas Governor General - Feb 11, 2019 - 5:11:13 PM

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Mrs Doris Gomez, who celebrates her 100th birthday, received a visit from Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling who presented her with an arrangement of flowers at her home on Monday, February 11, 2019.  

Also present to congratulate Mrs. Gomez at her home, among family and friends, were Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Hon. Halson Moultrie, and Pastor Timothy Stuart...

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OAS Country Representative calls on the Governor General of The Bahamas - Feb 11, 2019 - 4:47:43 PM

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Organization of American States (OAS) General Secretariat in The Bahamas, Country Representative Ms. Phyllis Baron called upon Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  Pictured at the courtesy call from left: OAS Country Representative Phyllis Baron, Governor General H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling, and OAS Secretariat Administrative Technician Ambika Rahming-Cooper.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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National Arts Festival in The Bluff, Eleuthera - Feb 11, 2019 - 4:11:10 PM

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E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival in The Bluff, Eleuthera, The Bahamas:

Community entrant Kaynia Minnis performs a dramatic piece; North Eleuthera High School student Kendal Gibson performs "San Salvador" on the steel drums; North Eleuthera High School students sing a lively version of "Roar"; Laura L. Anderson Primary school students perform a rousing version of the uplifting song "Yes We Can" on February 7, 2019, at National Arts Festival Adjudications, John Wesley Methodist Church, The Bluff, Eleuthera. (BIS Photos/Eric Rose)...
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Tarpum Bay Primary Junkanoo Dance Choreography for National Arts Festival - Feb 11, 2019 - 3:47:28 PM

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Tarpum Bay Primary School female students showcased their Junkanoo dancing skills and choreography, as schoolmates cheered them on, on February 7, 2019, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications at the school.  The festival, now in its 60th year, invites schools and members of the community to participate --  celebrating several genres of the arts.  The festival heads to the southern Bahamas for the next leg of adjudications. 

(BIS Photo / Eric Rose)...
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Bahamian Performers to Participate in 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival - Feb 11, 2019 - 12:58:59 PM

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Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, announced at a recent press conference at the Ministry that a Bahamian Delegation of top Junkanoo Performers, Musicians and Artists/Entertainers will participate in the much-anticipated 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival, during the second weekend of the Festival, May 2-5, 2019...
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Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera Students Explore Junkanoo Rhythms at National Arts Festival - Feb 11, 2019 - 12:43:04 PM

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Tarpum Bay Primary School students Alvardo Johnson, Emmanuel Brice, and Ronald Carey showcase Junkanoo drumming skills, exploring the complexity of Junkanoo rhythms, on February 7, 2019 during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications at the school.  The festival began February 4, and will end May 17, 2019.  This year, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture endeavours to expand the festival beyond the schools into the greater communities of the Bahama Islands -- as a platform for artists of all ages and genres...
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Governor General attends Anglican Church Women's 55th Anniversary Service - Feb 11, 2019 - 12:32:20 PM

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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling attended St. Agnes Anglican Church Women's combined Annual Installation and 55th Anniversary Service at the church's 7:00 Mass on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  Assistant Bishop, the Most Reverend Drexel W. Gomez performed installation of officers and executives. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
 
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Public Notice: East West Highway Road Paving - Feb 11, 2019 - 11:07:35 AM


Please be advised that the Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix will be carrying out Road Preparatory & Paving Works on East West Highway from 9:30am – 2:30pm, commencing 11th February, 2019 for fifteen (15) working days.

The resurfacing of East West Highway will extend from Abundant Life Road to East St. Roundabout...
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The Music Project-High School Band Competition Group call on the Governor General - Feb 8, 2019 - 12:00:13 PM

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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) welcomed members of the Executive Board, Teachers and Students, of the Music Project/High School Band Competition during a courtesy call at Government House, February 8, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
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Bahamas Special Olympics Team calls on Governor General - Feb 8, 2019 - 10:20:27 AM

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Members of the Bahamas Special Olympics Team paid a courtesy call on Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling (pictured centre) at Government House, February 8, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)
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Office of the OAS General Secretariat in The Bahamas call on Governor General - Feb 7, 2019 - 10:20:35 PM

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Country Representatives of the Office of the OAS General Secretariat in The Bahamas called upon Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  Pictured from right: Phyllis Baron, H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling and Ambika Rahming-Cooper. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...



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Social Services Minister Campbell begins process towards addressing legislative deficiencies - Feb 7, 2019 - 8:12:21 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, met with senior Administrators and Heads of Departments and Divisions of the ministry Thursday (February 7, 2019) to begin the process of ensuring greater ease in “addressing certain urgent legislative deficiencies.
 
Minister Campbell was joined by newly-appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, Michael Foulkes; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, Sherrylee Smith; David Cates, Permanent Secretary (Acting), Urban Renewal Commission...
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E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival begins in Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera - Feb 7, 2019 - 12:04:36 PM

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Wemyss Bight Primary School female students show that they are "Phenomenal Women" as they recite Maya Angelou's famous poem, on February 7, 2019, during the E. Clement Bethel National Art Festival Adjudications at their school in Eleuthera.  Also pictured, Jayanna Gibson recites a poem by Robert Graves. 

(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)...
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Campbell: Foulkes to help guide Social Services legislative agenda - Feb 6, 2019 - 9:10:32 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell welcomed newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, Mr. Michael Foulkes “into the Social Services family” Wednesday.

Minister Campbell applauded Mr. Foulkes’ appointment, adding that the pair are: “both committed to the work of the government in the best interests of the Bahamian people.”

 “With those similar characteristics and attributes, I am satisfied that we are going to do well for the people of The Bahamas,” Minister Campbell added...
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Stakeholders participate in meetings with e-Governance Academy regarding digitization of government services - Feb 6, 2019 - 8:39:34 PM

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In keeping with its thrust towards E-government, the Bahamas Government is hosting meetings with local stakeholders and representatives of e-Governance Academy, Estonia, from February 4-8, 2019.

The meetings are intended to provide participants with an overview of the impact of digitization on Estonia and the advantages for The Bahamas. It is expected that eventually the Academy will propose the way forward for e-government transformation for The Bahamas...

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