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NASA Administrator Names Director for Ohio Center - Jan 24, 2020 - 9:52:28 AM

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Marla Pérez-Davis director of the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective immediately. Pérez-Davis has been serving as the acting director of Glenn since Oct. 1, 2019.

I appreciate both the scope of responsibility Marla has taken on and the estimable abilities she brings to the table as a longtime member of the Ohio community,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “I look forward to working with her in her new position as we move forward to achieving NASA’s, and the nation’s, ambitious Moon to Mars exploration goals....
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Commonwealth Secretary-General tells The Hague there can be no lasting peace without justice - Jan 24, 2020 - 8:30:13 AM

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Lasting peace and the prosperity that comes with it cannot be achieved without justice, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has declared, during a keynote speech in the Hague.

Patricia Scotland was addressing the International Criminal Court (ICC) as guest of honour for the opening of the new judicial year.

The distinguished lawyer and former Attorney General in the United Kingdom explained how a fair justice system is an indispensable precondition for democracy...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Governor General Addressed 59th West Indies Baptist Fellowship Conference - Jan 23, 2020 - 4:15:25 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith was the keynote speaker at the 59th West Indies Baptist Fellowship Conference Opening Ceremony, January 20, at Melia Nassau Beach resort.  Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell gave welcome remarks.  The Governor General and Minister Campbell were presented Bibles from Dr. David Adams, Host Pastor, New Testament Baptist Church. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Governor General Welcomes 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' Foundation Board of Directors - Jan 23, 2020 - 4:00:31 PM

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The chairman and members of the Board of Directors of the 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' Foundation paid a courtesy call upon the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, January 23, 2020.  Pictured seated from left: Cyndi Williams Rahming - Chairman Emerita; Vandyke Pratt - Chairman; H.E. Cornelius A. Smith; Ricardo P. Deveaux - President & CEO; and CC Lafleur - Vice-President of Programs.  Standing from left: Myra Mitchell - Vice-President Emerita; Valerie Dean - Vice-President Emerita...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Guyana Assumes Chair of the OAS Inter-American Council for Integral Development - Jan 23, 2020 - 4:00:11 PM

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Guyana today assumed the Chair of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDl) of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the first half of 2020, at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, DC.

The Permanent Representative of Guyana, Riyad Insanally, said he will seek to build consensus among member states on the development policies of the Organization. “I believe we have an excellent opportunity to advance the work program of CIDI, through dialogue and consensus building...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Jared Wolfe Wins the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Baha Mar - Jan 23, 2020 - 3:38:38 PM

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Jared Wolfe won the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Baha Mar on Wednesday. Pictured at the trophy presentation -- Eldece Clarke, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Sports Manager; Jared Wolfe, winner of Korn Ferry Tour's Bahamas Great Abaco Classic; and the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation. 

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Technical Cooperation Agreement to Unlock $1.3 Million in Resources for Small Businesses, Signed with the IDB - Jan 23, 2020 - 3:31:34 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said one of the best parts of his job is having the ability to direct resources to aspiring Bahamian entrepreneurs to help them fulfil their creative dreams.

“So today is a special day. We are signing a technical cooperation agreement that will unlock $1.3 million in resources from the Inter-American Development Bank system to expand the work and reach of the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC),” DPM Turnquest explained during the assignment ceremony at the IDB’s Bahamas Office, Wednesday, January 22, 2020...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Record Breaking Numbers Minister Press Conference Talking Points - Jan 23, 2020 - 3:23:56 PM

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Remarks by Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar
At Press Conference, January 23, 2020, at Baha Mar:

Today, it is with great pride we report that The Islands of The Bahamas has exceeded a record-breaking seven million visitors in 2019 – our strongest tourism numbers in history. This is a tremendous accomplishment, particularly in light of the challenging year we, as a country just endured...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
French influencers visit Grand Bahama on successful familiarization trip - Jan 23, 2020 - 12:10:19 PM

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) hosted a group of French influencers on a three-day familiarization tour of Grand Bahama over the weekend.

BMOTA considers France an important market for tourism as some 21,000 stopover visitors arrive in The Bahamas from France each year. With Grand Bahama averaging 3,000 of these visitors annually, tourism officials saw the familiarization trip as a golden opportunity to dispel misconceptions and increase interest for the island...
News : International : Caribbean News
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the Caribbean Context - Jan 23, 2020 - 10:08:15 AM

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, 2018 across Europe and was designed to modernise laws and protect the personal information of individuals and give control to individuals over their personal data...

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