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Commonwealth offers closer cooperation to help ACP Group realise ‘full potential’ - Mar 20, 2019 - 1:15:26 PM

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s support for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, while urging deeper collaboration to boost their trade and development potential.

She was addressing the 37th session of the ACP and European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the impact of Brexit on ACP-EU Partnership in Bucharest, Romania. The Assembly aims to promote greater dialogue, cooperation and understanding among ACP and EU countries...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Wed., March 20 - Mar 20, 2019 - 10:30:05 AM

Public forecast

Bahamas  3-day public forecast for today and Tonight, Wednesday, 20th March, 2019.

General situation: A slow-moving frontal boundary across the Northwest Bahamas, combined with a low pressure center in the Eastern Gulf Of Mexico, continues to support widespread cloudiness and convective activity, while a second reinforcing cold front trails behind.

Special warnings:
Boaters should be alert for the possibility of rip currents on North and East Coast beaches in the Northwest Bahamas...

News : International

President Trump to meet with Caribbean Leaders - Mar 20, 2019 - 9:33:19 AM

President Donald J. Trump will welcome the leaders of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia on Friday, March 22, 2019, for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago.

President Trump’s meeting with the Caribbean leaders will reaffirm our strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, and signal the importance of the Caribbean to the hemisphere...


S.M.A.R.T. Women Campaign launched - Mar 20, 2019 - 8:15:02 AM

A new campaign has been launched in an effort to unite Bahamian women from all walks of life to create an impact on an ailing Bahamian society. The SMART Women campaign seeks to work with existing organisations for women and girls, allowing them all to network in a way that makes their goals more achievable and impactful on the broader society.

SMART: Spiritual, Mature, Active, Relational Tutors plan to flood the schools, corporate Bahamas and communities with messages designed to "inspire and influence women to build strong communities"...

News : International : Caribbean News

St. Lucia Prime Minister to meet with US President - Mar 20, 2019 - 7:30:36 AM

Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet will travel to Florida for a meeting with U.S. President Donald J. Trump, on March 22, 2019. 

The Prime Minister welcomes the opportunity for dialogue on deepening the relationship between the Caribbean and the United States.  Specific areas of the Prime Minister’s focus will be security, energy...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Sen. Kwasi Thompson on Grand Bahama Power Company situation - Mar 19, 2019 - 10:39:27 PM

The Government has been closely monitoring the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) situation and has been in communication with the GBPC since the story was first reported.

The Government is obviously very concerned for the businesses that have been impacted by the situation, their employees, customers, the Grand Bahama Power Co. and the wider community.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis to meet with US President Donald J Trump - Mar 19, 2019 - 10:27:05 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon Dr Hubert Minnis will take part in a multilateral meeting between Caribbean Heads of State and Government and US President Donald J Trump on Friday, 22 March 2019.

The Bahamas is among a group of Caribbean leaders invited to meet with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida...


Bahamians Kevin Major Jr.(Winner) and Philip Major Jr. (Quaterfinalist)In Tennis open championship in Florida - Mar 19, 2019 - 10:15:29 PM

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr. on winning another tennis tournament in Florida. Kevin won open championships in Flamingo Park Florida only weeks after winning the BMW
Tennis Championships  in Pembrooke Pines.

Kevin was seeded 3rd in the tournament and fellow Bahamian Philip Major Jr. was seeded 6th in the tournament. Both Philip and Kevin would play superb to advance to the quarterfinals...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Solar Park Opens at Bahamas National Stadium - Mar 19, 2019 - 8:09:07 PM

In keeping with the government’s agenda of pursuing alternative energy resources, a new solar park has been opened. The government of the United Arab Emirates has facilitated the park, which is located at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.  An official opening ceremony was held at the site on Monday, March 18, 2019.

The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium 925kW Solar PV Carport Power Plant in Nassau was developed under the US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (CREF), and is the largest renewable energy initiative of its kind in the Caribbean region...

News : New Providence

British Airways pilot ends career with retirement flight to LPIA - Mar 19, 2019 - 7:42:20 PM

On March 7, 2019, British Airways Captain Gordon Black landed his final flight as a commercial pilot touching down at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

For decades, the veteran pilot flew over the beautiful waters of The Bahamas and wanted to officially end his career making the long-haul trip from London to Nassau. Company officials at Nassau Airport Development (NAD) received word that Captain Black chose LPIA to end his 43-year career and wanted to support British Airways as the airline recognized one of its valued team members...


World Junior Tennis Tournament in Santo Domingo: Day1 - Mar 19, 2019 - 6:15:22 PM

The World Juniors Tennis Competition for top junior Girls U14 in the region is being held in Santo Domingo.

Team Bahamas started competition  after the opening ceremonies against the home crowd favorites. They fought but lost to the Dominican Republic.  Sierra Rodgers was up first and lost 0-6, 1-6. Kaylee Kanuka followed next and lost 1-6, 2-6...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS and Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research to work together on Sustainable Development - Mar 19, 2019 - 4:30:16 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) today signed an agreement to increase their cooperation on scientific issues and to collaborate with the countries of the region to promote political decisions in favor of sustainable development.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said the two institutions work to pave the way for development and care for the environment. “This agreement will provide a stronger scientific contribution to public policy processes and help to build the human and institutional capacities our member states...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamians taught how to build hurricane resistant homes - Mar 19, 2019 - 4:00:48 PM

Local contractors and other persons employed in the construction industry were today armed with knowledge of how to build resilient homes that can withstand up to Category 5 hurricanes.

The Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) in conjunction with the Caribbean Development Bank, through the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network, hosted a one-day workshop, March 19, to educate, train and develop small contractors, artisans and building inspectors on techniques...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Portugal's Ambassador-Designate Presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Mar 19, 2019 - 3:00:12 PM

Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Domingos Teixeira de Abreu Fezas Vital, Ambassador-Designate of the Portuguese Republic to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Monday, March 18, 2019.  

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...


UB golf turns in solid performance at first ever international competition - Mar 19, 2019 - 2:00:50 PM

The University of The Bahamas golf team turned in respectable scores after the team’s first ever international competition this weekend against Johnson and Wales University and Keiser University at the Miami Shores Golf Course.

Alex Gibson led the team with a 18-hole 90. John Hall shot 94 and Deangelo Stubbs shot 110.

 “There’s a lot of potential here with these guys,” head coach Jim Duncombe said. “They hit the ball pretty good but they just lack the experience other than that next time...

News : International

Cacique International Selected as BI Worldwide Inspirational Partner - Mar 19, 2019 - 1:00:00 PM

Minneapolis, MN - Cacique International, the first and leading Destination Management Company (DMC) in the Bahamas, announced today that it has been named as a BI WORLDWIDE Inspirational Partner for 2018. This designation aligns Cacique International with other select companies who maintain a loyal partnership and provide outstanding service in the event industry.

Cacique International has been recognized in the following award category...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Junkanoo Prize Monies Awarded - Mar 19, 2019 - 12:34:26 PM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) and the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) held a press conference at the National Stadium, March 18, to present prize monies for the 2018 Boxing Day and 2019 New Year's Day parades to Junkanoo groups and individual junkanooers.  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle announced that the Prime Minister said prize monies would be matched or doubled: "This year prize monies are being doubled," she declared...

Bahamian Politics

Opposition Leader on prolonged delay in regularizing postal services - Mar 19, 2019 - 11:40:04 AM

Statement by Hon. Philip Brave Davis:

The PLP is very concerned about the prolonged delay in regularizing postal services in New Providence and the negative impact this is having on postal workers, businesses, the general public and the economy at large.

This is particularly so in view of the fact that this administration met a process in place where ultimately the Bahamian...

News : International : Caribbean News

LASCO feeds $2M to Netball Jamaica’s Major and Minor League Competition - Mar 19, 2019 - 8:30:21 AM

The road to glory just got a little easier for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girl hopefuls, following LASCO’s announcement of its $2 million co-title sponsorship of the 2019 Major and Minor League Netball Competition at the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) offices on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The sponsorship stems from their $28 million partnership with the JOA in October 2018.
“We are proud to be associated with this series which seeks to nurture our future Sunshine Girls through our flagship iCool Water brand along with iDrade isotonic beverage and Curves feminine napkins,” said Omar Palmer, consumer division marketing manager at LASCO Distributors...


Bahamas joins Caribbean wrestling initiative - Mar 19, 2019 - 7:15:31 AM

The Bahamas Amateur Wrestling Federation will take part in the first Caribbean SuperWeek, an initiative to further develop Olympic-style wrestling throughout the Caribbean.

Caribbean SuperWeek kicked off in Barbados on Monday, March 18. The program, which was developed by United World Wrestling (UWW), the international federation for wrestling, offers training for athletes, referees, coaches and administrators of wrestling federations throughout the Caribbean...

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