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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.

“I 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...
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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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)

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Governor General Greets Family of Late Chief Justice Isaacs - Sep 6, 2018 - 9:07:59 PM

Governor 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 September 7 at Christ Church Cathedral. 

(Photos/Peter Ramsay)...
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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. 

(Photo/Peter Ramsay)...
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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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Family of the Late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen Isaacs arrive at the Lying-in-State - Sep 6, 2018 - 5:51:10 PM

Family members of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G. Isaacs arrive at the Lying-in-State at the Supreme Court today.  Pictured, Acting Chief Justice Vera Watkins, left, greets the late Chief Justice's sister, Sonia Smith, and her husband, Brian Smith. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)..

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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)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
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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 basis...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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 on Wednesday.  The Lying--in-State takes place today at the Supreme Court, and Funeral Services, tomorrow, at Christ Church Cathedral. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.

The 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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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

The 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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.)...
News : Local
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.

The 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 online banking...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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)...
News : International
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 United States...

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