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News : New Providence

University Of The Bahamas on matter involving Former Employee - Jan 15, 2019 - 5:37:36 PM


The University’s Office of the General Counsel has advised that the University offers nocomments in the public domain on any matter involving the confidential contractual affairs of a former employee...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

RBPF Wanted: 29 year old Darrell Bain of Nassau, Bahamas - Jan 15, 2019 - 5:00:29 PM


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Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with an Armed Robbery investigation.  The suspect is:

Darrell Bain, age 29 years of Amos Ferguson Street, Coconut Grove.

Bain is described as being 6’3” tall, medium build with dark brown complexion.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm seized, 1 adut male in custody - Jan 15, 2019 - 4:30:47 PM


An adult male was taken into custody following the seizure of an illegal firearm Tuesday, 15th January, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 7:00am, Eleuthera Division Officers, acting on intelligence, conducted a searched of a home in the settlement of Rock Sound and recovered a .45 pistol, 2 magazines and fifty-five (55) rounds of ammunition...

News : Grand Bahama

New My Grand Bahama App Highlights Customer Service Experiences - Jan 15, 2019 - 3:50:40 PM


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Mobile technology aims to improve customer experiences with the introduction and promotion of the My Grand Bahama app launched by the Invest Grand Bahama (IGB) unit of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Ltd. 

The new My Grand Bahama app is the latest technology tool strategically designed and developed to improve customer service experiences on the island.  The app was developed to help residents, visitors and investors to share real time experiences around customer service experiences at local businesses...

Community

UB Partners with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity to Host MLK Lecture - Jan 15, 2019 - 3:32:44 PM


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The Office of Student Leadership of the University of The Bahamas (UB) in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Epsilon Lambda Chapter, will celebrate the life and legacy of Civil Rights Activist, the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 at 6:00 p.m., in Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Auditorium, Oakes Field Campus. The theme of the lecture is: “Follow in His Footsteps…. Live the Dream”.

Dr. King was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity, founded on 4th December 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men known as the “Jewels” of the fraternity...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Drake University Leadership Students and Faculty call on the Governor General Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling - Jan 15, 2019 - 3:19:37 PM


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Leadership students and faculty of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, paid a courtesy call on Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) at Government House, Tuesday, January 15, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

News : International : Caribbean News

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Kerry Jordan named to BAFT’s Future Leaders Program Class Of 2019 - Jan 15, 2019 - 1:59:10 PM


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BAFT, an international financial services association, recently announced its Future Leaders program class of 2019 and for the first time an employee of a regional bank has landed a place in the prestigious programme.   

Kerry Jordan, Manager, Trade Finance with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank was one of 32 individuals selected to participate. The program – now in its fourth year – recognizes upcoming leaders in the transaction banking industry...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS to Send Mission of Experts to the January 27 Primaries in Bolivia - Jan 15, 2019 - 1:05:52 PM


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The Organization of American States (OAS) and Bolivia signed an agreement today for the deployment of a mission of experts to the January 27 primary elections that will determine the presidential tickets for the general elections of October 2019.

The Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the OAS, José Gonzáles, highlighted that this is the first time that his country has organized primaries, and thanked the Organization for its support in the electoral process. "For us it is a learning process, it is the first time we have this kind of experience...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Primary School Student of the Year Foundation call on the Governor Genera - Jan 14, 2019 - 9:27:31 PM
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Members of The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation paid a courtesy call upon Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre), January 14, 2019 at Government House to officially kick off the search for the '2019 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' and to present the 2018 Student of the Year -- Remington Minnis (centre right) -- a former student at Eva Hilton Primary School and now 7th Grade student at Summit Academy.  Pictured from left are: Ashley Mortimer, Foundation Director; Cyndi Williams-Rahming, Foundation Chairman Emerita; Ricardo P. Deveaux, Foundation President & CEO; N. Vandyke Pratt, Chairman...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Social Services & Urban Development Celebrates New Year in Church Service - Jan 14, 2019 - 8:21:26 PM


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The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development marked the New Year in a church service on Monday, 14th January. The event was held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church.  Senior Government Officials from across the government and staff from the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development attended the event. Also in attendance were the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest; Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell; Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil Rolle; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson...

Community

During the Christmas Season, Mr. Ship It Gave Back - Jan 14, 2019 - 4:40:49 PM


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During the Christmas season, Mr. Ship It showed love and brought joy and cheer those who truly need it.

This Christmas was no different for the Management and Staff at Mr. Ship It. The business partnered with five local charitable organizations to share Christmas joy throughout The Bahamas. Mr. Ship It chose two organizations in Nassau, Twilight Home for The Elderly in Nassau Village and the Bilney Lane Children’s Home...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Fifteenth Anniversary of the Establishment of Bilateral Diplomatic Relations - Jan 14, 2019 - 4:06:56 PM


The Honourable Darren A. Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and His Excellency Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, exchanged congratulatory messages today on the occasion of fifteen (15) years of diplomatic relations between the two countries (14 January 2004).

Minister Henfield, in his message, noted that The Bahamas and Russia, in their short but important official ties, have enjoyed friendly and cordial relations based on mutual trust and respect...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

High School Students Told to Embrace Their Education - Jan 14, 2019 - 3:52:48 PM


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Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss appealed to C. V. Bethel Senior High School students to cherish their opportunity to receive an education and take it seriously as it is a consequence of Majority Rule.
 
He addressed the school’s assembly, Monday, January 14, 2019, on the topic ‘The Significance of Majority Rule – Its Significance to The Bahamas’.
 
“Students let me remind you that the quality of education you’re receiving is a result of Majority Rule... 

Community

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Gives $25K to The Ranfurly Home for Children - Jan 14, 2019 - 3:35:39 PM


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For the first time ever, the National Executive Board Meeting of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was held outside of the Continental United States of America.  The conference was held from January 10th-12th at Baha Mar and brought more than 300 of its members to Bahamian shores.  In keeping with the sorority’s ideal of service and to leave an indelible imprint in The Bahamas, a significant contribution was made to The Ranfurly Home for Children.  This initiative was spearheaded by the Regional Director of Florida and The Bahamas, Lawanda Harper, who worked diligently with all chapters to garner funds to make this happen... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

GB Police to Acquire More Officers and Vehicles to Continue Crime Fight in Northern Bahamas - Jan 14, 2019 - 3:04:56 PM


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Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames said provisions have been made for the addition of 30 new officers for Grand Bahama during this fiscal period.

“It is our hope that those individuals, once identified, will commence training sometime during the end of next month,” he added. “This is consistent with our manpower audit and our Government’s efforts to address the severe manpower shortage within the constable ranks of the police force.”...

Entertainment

Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts - Jan. 19th - Jan 14, 2019 - 12:19:28 PM


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The ultimate Dinner Concert party 2019 is On! It's happening oceanside at Taino by the Sea, Saturday January 19th, 2018 as the Uppercut 242 Dinner & Free Concerts series recharges and resumes at the ultimate Oceanfront party spot, Taino by the Sea. There'll be a super special Dinner Menu, cool refreshing drink specials and loads of waterside fun.

This will be an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking about, Uppercut 242! Our eclectic blend of R&B, Classic Rock, Reggae, Rap, Contemporary, Bahamian, Disco, Blues and Soca music is perfect to enjoy whilst enjoying exquisite Oceanside dining and sipping refreshing cocktails in the ocean breeze...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis departs for Brussels - Jan 14, 2019 - 11:23:56 AM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis and delegation are pictured upon their departure for Brussels, Belgium, this morning to hold bilateral talks with high-ranking officials of the European Commission.  Discussions will focus on matters relating to the fulfillment by The Bahamas of its commitments to the EU, and how those commitments will be implemented by the financial services sector of The Bahamas.  Prime Minister Minnis will promote recent initiatives by the Government in the financial services sector, and will outline recently passed legislation and a new framework aimed at strengthening industry regulations and protecting the financial services’ competitive edge as a leading international financial centre...

Community

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure tops US half million mark - Jan 14, 2019 - 10:22:26 AM


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CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, the region’s largest cancer fundraiser, has again topped the US half million mark in fundraising for cancer causes across the English and Dutch Caribbean. 

Last year the combined efforts of the various organizing committees, sponsors and participants in the 17 territories where the bank has a presence raised a total of USD $512, 367.39 in support of various cancer care and awareness charities. The majority of this was in cash, with some sponsors donating services to assist with fundraising...

Health

Health City Cayman Islands expands Intensive Care Unit capabilities - Jan 14, 2019 - 6:47:03 AM


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Health City Cayman Islands now operates a Level 3 Trauma Center, following the commissioning of its newly expanded Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) in early December 2018.
 
On Monday, December 10, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the tertiary care medical facility in East End, Grand Cayman, which is owned and operated by Indian health care giant Narayana Health, officially opened the unit...

News : International : Caribbean News

St. Lucia's Prime Minister New Year Address 2019 - Jan 13, 2019 - 8:05:32 PM


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I have chosen to address you at this time for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it’s a brand new year and traditionally, we look to every New Year with renewed hope and expectation.

I also wanted to say thank you to the many people who continue to believe and pray for my Government, who recognize the gravity of the problems we are grappling with and to offer you all assurances that we are beginning to turn the corner in our plans to put our country back where it belongs...

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