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Give your dog a bone? Vet Says, “Not so fast”
- Sep 7, 2018 - 1:24:45 PM
It’s a piece of advice that runs counter to the bone-loving dogs the
mass media has for generations depicted – cooked bones from table scraps
can be harmful causing injuries or even fatalities, according to Dr
Winston Davis, president of the Bahamas Veterinary Association.
recently had a case of a three-year-old male dog presenting with
vomiting and severe abdominal pain and trying to defecate. From his
history, we found out that he was fed pig’s feet a few days prior but
was fine after eating it,” said the veterinary practitioner with a
decade of experience in improving the lives of animals...
Chief Justice Funeral Service was a Solemn, Uniting Event
- Sep 7, 2018 - 12:51:30 PM
As the Bearers' Party solemnly entered the Supreme Court and draped the
Bahamian Flag over the coffin of the Late Chief Justice of The Bahamas,
the Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen Gerard Isaacs, on September 7, 2018, it
represented to some what his life meant to the island-nation – he was a
“true son” of the Bahamian soil.
That day, the country paid its
respects to the first Chief Justice to die in his post with a State
Funeral Service that brought together not only the Executive, Judicial
and Legislative Branches of Government; but also family members, friends
and well-wishers for a man who served his country in the public arena
for almost 25 years...
Grant recipients to receive some $180,000 for GB small businesses
- Sep 7, 2018 - 11:16:08 AM
Forty-one participants of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business
Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurial Incentive Programme Cohort III
were awarded their grants during a press conference at the Office of the
Prime Minister on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
Minister of State
for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon.
Kwasi Thompson said that the government has a created a Small Business
Development Centre which will start in New Providence, but will also
have an office in Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister...
Youth, Sports and Culture Minister Greets Houston Rockets Stars
- Sep 7, 2018 - 10:43:13 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, met
NBA stars Chris Paul (left) and Carmelo Anthony of the Houston Rockets
at Meet and Greet at Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar, September 6, 2018.
Governor General Greets Family of Late Chief Justice Isaacs
- Sep 6, 2018 - 9:07:59 PM
General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling gives
condolences to the family of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G.
Isaacs, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, at the
Lying-in-State at the Supreme Court on
September 6, 2018
. The State Funeral for the Chief Justice will take place
at Christ Church Cathedral.
DPM Turnquest Conveys Condolences to the Children of the Late Chief Justice
- Sep 6, 2018 - 9:02:28 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
conveys condolences to children of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen
Isaacs, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas -- Stephen, Jr.
and Capri -- at the Supreme Court Lying-in-State on September 6, 2018.
Farewell to the Ambassador of Brazil
- Sep 6, 2018 - 7:29:50 PM
A Farewell Reception was held for His Excellency Carlos Eduardo Sette
Câmara da Fonseca Costa, Resident Ambassador of the Federative Republic
of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and his wife, Maria Alcina
Motta Freitas Bauder, at the British Colonial Hilton on Wednesday
evening, September 5, 2018. Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials and
members of the diplomatic community attended. Acting Minister of
Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Brent Symonette gave farewell remarks and
presented to the ambassador and his wife a gift of a painting of a
lovely Bahamian beach scene...
The Late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G. Isaacs Lies in State
- Sep 6, 2018 - 5:30:23 PM
The Late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G. Isaacs, Chief Justice of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, lies in state at the Supreme Court,
September 6, 2018. Pictured viewing his body and paying respects are
his sister, Sonia Smith, her husband Brian Smith, and Stephen Isaacs,
Jr. at left. The State Funeral will take place Friday morning, September
7, at Christ Church Cathedral.
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
Ministry of Education: Presumed beating of student
- Sep 6, 2018 - 5:03:16 PM
The Ministry of Education’s attention is drawn to an image circulating
in social media of what appears to be a child’s exposed buttocks with a
caption that indicated a presumed beating of the child at one of our
Public Junior High Schools.
The Ministry has commenced an
investigation in the matter and will be making a public statement when
that investigation concludes...
Minister Campbell Affirms Social Services Ministry Commitment to Civil Society Groups
- Sep 6, 2018 - 3:53:03 PM
The Department of Gender and Family Affairs of the Ministry of Social
Services and Urban Development hosted leaders and members of several
major non-governmental organizations (NGO's) with primary focus on the
training, improvement and development of girls and young women in The
Bahamas, in anticipation of the United Nations International Day of the
Girl Child 2018 on October 11.
Minister of Social Services and
Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell said at the meeting, the
International Day of the Girl Child (observed since 2012) aims to
highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face on a daily
Preparation for State Funeral Ceremonies
- Sep 6, 2018 - 1:23:37 PM
In preparation for the State
Funeral of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G. Isaacs, Chief Justice of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, various branches of government and the
community did a 'walk-through' of the ceremonies
. The Lying--in-State takes place today at the Supreme Court, and Funeral Services,
, at Christ Church Cathedral.
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
Memorial Service for the Late Chief Justice, the Hon. Stephen G. Isaacs
- Sep 6, 2018 - 10:41:10 AM
Family members, friends, co-workers are pictured in attendance at a
Memorial Service held by the Judiciary for the late Hon. Mr. Justice
Stephen G. Isaacs, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on
Wednesday evening, September 5, 2018 at St. Matthew's Anglican Church. A
State Funeral will be held for the late Chief Justice at Christ Church
Cathedral on Friday morning, September 7. The Lying-in-State takes
place at the Supreme Court today.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
BBO Series Introduces ease of doing Business Workshop
- Sep 5, 2018 - 7:43:56 PM
TCL Group’s Bahamas Business Outlook (BBO)Series has added a new, timely
element to its 2018 seven-island business platform series -The “Ease of
Doing Business Workshop”, which is to be conducted by experts from the
Department of Inland Revenue (DIR) under the Ministry of Finance.
Workshop is partnership between TCL and the Ministry, with the aim of
improving The Bahamas’ global rank in respect of the “Ease of Doing
Business”. It was first introduced at the Eleuthera, Spanish Wells and
Harbour Island Business Outlook in April of this year...
GB International Bazaar’s burnt Straw Market demolished
- Sep 5, 2018 - 5:36:08 PM
The Building and Development Services Department of The Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA), Limited demolished the remnants of the previously
burnt section of the International Bazaar’s Straw Market on Thursday,
August 30th, 2018. The memorable blaze that ripped through the market
in March of this year, left at least a dozen straw vendors displaced.
The burnt structure created an eyesore, which later progressed to an
unauthorized dumpsite. Residents voiced their concerns over the past
months, noting that something needed to be done to address the
deteriorating impact that the burnt structure posed to the area, which
was being abused by individuals for the disposal of debris...
Cabinet Office: State Funeral Events - Road Closure and Diversion
- Sep 5, 2018 - 4:16:37 PM
The State Funeral Service for the late Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs will be held on
Friday 7'h September, 2018, at Christ Church Cathedral Anglican/Episcopal Church George and King Streets commencing at 11:00am
Chief Justice remains will lie in the Supreme Court Building between
Bank Lane and Parliament Street on Thursday 6111 September, 2018 from
10:00am until 6:00pm...
Brazil Ambassador Bid Farewell to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Sep 5, 2018 - 1:12:05 PM
His Excellency Carlos Eduardo Sette Câmara da Fonseca Costa, Resident
Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas (left), bid farewell to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
(Actg.) the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry on September 5, 2018.
(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
New CIBC FirstCaribbean Branch to Serve Baha Mar Employees
- Sep 5, 2018 - 12:47:34 PM
CIBC FirstCaribbean expanded their service footprint with the soft
opening of their new Baha Mar branch on Monday, the first of its kind in
The Bahamas. The new branch will exclusively serve over 5,000 Baha Mar
employees, bringing modern, convenient banking to their doorstep.
new branch, which is not accessible by the general public, was designed
taking into consideration the current and future needs of Baha Mar
employees. It comprises a Sales and Self Service Center as well as two
full-service ABMs. With its world-class look and design, it will offer
services such as Platinum & Retail loans, account opening, issuance
of drafts, electronic banking services to facilitate wire transfers, and
Vera Watkins Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
- Sep 5, 2018 - 12:41:33 PM
Vera Watkins was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court by Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Honourable Dame
Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
U.S. Embassy Announces 2018 Finalists for the YLAI Professional Fellows Program in the U.S.
- Sep 5, 2018 - 12:22:30 PM
U.S. Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce the three
Bahamians selected to participate in the prestigious Young Leaders of
the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program. The U.S. State Department’s
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the initiative and
implemented by Meridian International Center. The program will bring
250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the
Caribbean to the United States in September 2018 to collaborate with
counterparts in businesses and organizations in 20 cities across the