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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Dames Lauds RBPF while releasing crime figures - Jun 13, 2019 - 1:15:07 PM


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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said in the House of Assembly, on June 11, 2019, that the Royal Bahamas Police Force's (RBPF) Commissioner and his Officers have been successful in translating the Government’s crime agenda into effective operational strategies, so far that year.  

“For the first quarter in 2019, overall crime is down by seven percent compared to the same period in 2018,” Minister Dames said, during his Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate.  “Crimes against the person are down by 16 percent, as a number of prominent offences trended downward...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Urban Renewal Commission in talks that could result in extended activities for urban youth during summer - Jun 13, 2019 - 12:43:10 PM


Officials at the Urban Renewal Commission (URC), are in discussions with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to have the two Youth Summer Programmes staggered over July and August in order to offer a full programme of activities during the eleven weeks of the school summer break.

Delivering his Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly Wednesday (June 12, 2019), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said the Commission...

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Enjoy delicious Authentic Bahamian and American Cuisine at The Sandpiper Beach Bar & Grill - Jun 13, 2019 - 10:30:22 AM


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The Sandpiper Beach Bar & Grill at Coral Beach Hotel invites you to come on out and enjoy delicious Authentic Bahamian and American Cuisine in a beautiful oceanfront setting.  Choose from dishes such as Stir Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Caesar, Conch Fritters, Mahi Mahi Caesar, Stuffed Burger, Cracked Conch, Grilled Lobster,  Loaded Fries and more! Enjoy with your favorite Bahamian beverages.

Check out hour Happy Hour from 4pm - 7pm

Sandpiper Bar & Grill  open Sun - Thurs 11am - 8pm/ Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm...

Community

University of The Bahamas Launching Gov't Funded Tertiary Grant Programme - Jun 13, 2019 - 9:47:43 AM


A consolidated grant programme that will fund tuition, compulsory course fees, stipends and accommodation payments for students who must relocate to attend University of The Bahamas (UB) will take effect in Fall 2019, the Minister of Education Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd announced during his contribution to the budget debate in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, 12th June.

Following the announcement, UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith explained that the new Bahamas Government Tertiary Education Grant Programme is a major initiative that will increase access to university education for qualified Bahamian citizens...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

New school on the way for Inagua and capital works planned for other schools - Jun 13, 2019 - 8:30:05 AM


Matthew Town, Inagua, is set to get a new school in the upcoming year and plans are on the drawing board for the construction of new schools in Gregory Town, Eleuthera and George Town, Exuma.

The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, in his contribution to the ongoing Budget Debate Wednesday, June 12, 2019 made the announcements as he presented an overview of the Ministry of Education (MOE) in the House of Assembly...

News : Local

RBDF assists in Joint Operation - Jun 13, 2019 - 8:03:03 AM


A joint combined operation  between Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) HELO, a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter, a USCG aircraft, and two Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft resulted in the arrest of of a motorized wooden vessel that was smuggling undocumented migrants in waters southwest of The Bahamas during the afternoon of Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Information about the suspicious vessel was initially received by the Defence Force Operations Command Center from the United States Coast Guard earlier during the day...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Police on the island of Andros are investigating a fire which damaged part of a building at a school - Jun 13, 2019 - 7:00:32 AM


Police on the island of Andros are investigating a fire which damaged part of a building at a school on the island of Andros, Wednesday, 12th June, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Andros Division Officers were on patrol in the area of the Huntley G. Christie High School, Queen’s Highway, Nichols Town, when they discovered the center block of classrooms on fire...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigating a shooting incident that has left a male dead - Armed robbery - Jun 13, 2019 - 6:10:09 AM


Police investigates homicide: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Wednesday, 12th June 2019, which left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 8:00pm two men and a woman were in front of a convenience store on Dunmore Street, when a silver Honda Fit pulled up. The occupants of the vehicle opened fire in their direction, injuring one man...

Shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident Wednesday, 12th June 2019, which left an adult male in hospital...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government actively pursuing transformative reform in the way the public service operates - Jun 12, 2019 - 7:37:17 PM


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Through the Public Financial Management and Performance Monitoring Reform Project, the government digitization effort and other initiatives, the Bahamas Government is actively pursuing transformative reform in the way that the public service operates, the Deputy Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Athena Marche said.

“We are committed to upgrading human resource and technical capacity to improve value for money for the Bahamian taxpayers,” said the Deputy Financial Secretary at the National Statistics of the Public Financial Management and Performance Monitoring Reform Project two-day workshop held at SuperClubs Breezes...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

TDC launch to allow ‘more, ordinary Bahamians’ to benefit from larger economic roles in tourism sector - Jun 12, 2019 - 4:20:11 PM


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The launch of the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) of The Bahamas Ltd. -- whose purpose is to create linkages between the country’s growing Tourism market and its domestic economy – is expected to allow more, ordinary Bahamians to benefit from larger, economic roles in the Tourism sector.

Specifically, the TDC has been established to regulate and foster the growing domestic tourism industry and empower Bahamians as stake-holders/entrepreneurs “in this our most important economic sector.”...

News : New Providence

USS Stout Arrives for Nassau, Bahamas Port Call - Jun 12, 2019 - 4:05:27 PM


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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, for a scheduled port visit, June 12. 

The Norfolk-based destroyer arrived in the island nation’s port as part of a concerted effort to increase U.S. presence and reinforce the U.S. Navy’s commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership.

“The Bahamas is one of our most enduring allies, and this is a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our two countries,” said Cmdr. N

Community

BTVI government-funded tuition grant - Jun 12, 2019 - 3:50:27 PM


The government is offering a tuition grant to qualified Bahamians to attend the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) as of the fall semester 2019, as announced by Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd during his communication in the House of Assembly today.

The government has provided $4.1 million for this initiative, with the expectation of providing tuition grants to approximately 1,200 students attending or preparing to attend BTVI, which offers programs in New Providence, Grand Bahama Abaco and Andros...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

D’Aguilar: Visitor Satisfaction, Key Element in Repeat Tourism Business - Jun 12, 2019 - 3:38:11 PM


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Visitor satisfaction is what will ultimately determine whether a visitor, choosing a Bahamas vacation, can be converted into a repeat customer, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar said in his 2019-2020 Budget Contribution in the House of Assembly, June 6.

As a result, the unwavering adherence to quality and consistency in service standards and professionalism in every sector category is the “secret sauce” that will ultimately deliver repeat business to the country’s sixteen tourism destinations...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Brian Moree, QC, Sworn in as Chief Justice - Jun 12, 2019 - 2:50:57 PM


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Mr. Brian M. Moree, QC, was sworn in Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, June 12, 2019 at Government House.  Mr. Moree is pictured, left, being sworn in by Deputy to the Governor General, C.A. Smith. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Local

RBDF Rangers (Abaco) Passing out Parade - Jun 12, 2019 - 2:40:32 PM


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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers Program on the island of Abaco was recently strengthened with the addition of 21 students during a recent Passing out Parade ceremony.

The Passing Out Parade ceremony took place at the government complex, Marsh Harbour. Attending the ceremony was Miss Maxine Duncombe, Island Senior Administrator. Also in attendance were the Rangers Senior Supervisor, Petty Officer David Turner...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Aviation Authority ‘crack-down’ on illegal air charter operations to help promote safe, efficient, aviation sector - Jun 12, 2019 - 2:00:59 PM


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Officials at the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) have, within the past twelve months, implemented a number of initiatives designed to end the practice of illegal air charter operations within Bahamian airspace.

Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar told Parliamentarians in his 2019-2020 Budget Contribution, June 6, in the House of Assembly that the Authority has diligently implemented “anti-hacking” initiatives through increased airport surveillance...

News

BTC Enhances Parental Leave Under a Progressive Policy - Jun 12, 2019 - 1:20:28 PM



BTC announced changes to its current parental leave policy, providing enhanced benefits for new parents.

The company’s updated parental leave policy now provides more time off for mothers and fathers. It is applicable whether employees become parents biologically, via surrogacy or through adoption. Mothers will receive an additional three weeks, increasing maternity leave to sixteen paid weeks...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Dames Expounds on His Ministry's 2019/2020 Budget Expenditures - Jun 12, 2019 - 12:15:07 PM


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During his substantive contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, on June 11, 2019, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames announced that the proposed expenditure for the Ministry of National Security and the agencies under its remit for the 2019/2020 Budget cycle is $239,673,387.

“While this is a reduction compared to the previous budget, many of my Ministry’s initiatives started in 2018/2019 are over a three-year period with the annual payments less than the initial amount,” Minister Dames said...

News

The Investment Group announces two new recipients - Jun 12, 2019 - 12:00:52 PM


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She’s a fungi-growing fanatic, married mother of five, with a to-do list. He’s a 29-year-old tour operator who is not afraid of taking risks. If at first glance, their only commonality is their entrepreneurial spirit, Mick Holding, chairman of The Investment Group, invites one to dig a little deeper into the driving forces behind two businesses TIG is readying itself to nurture and fund.
 
“Both stood out as unique, quality candidates from the 63 which originally applied for funding,” said Mr Holding, as TIG puts the finishing touches on legal documents creating the framework to pump money into Joyce Adderley’s Bahama Mushrooms...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Hundreds of Agents visit Freeport Bahamas as part of Large Cruise Fam - Jun 12, 2019 - 11:00:38 AM


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A group of over 200 travel agents converged on Freeport, Grand Bahama over the weekend as part of what The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line  (BPCL) dubbed “The Worlds’s largest Seminar at Sea and Fam.”

The travel agent take-over on the Island was jointly sponsored and hosted by BPCL  and the Sales Team of The Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO), Florida, who were joined on the Island by the local stakeholders including The Bahamas Tourist Office, Grand Bahama and various Hotels and Resorts...

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