Grand Bahama gets big promotional plug during world cruise and maritime conference
- Apr 11, 2019 - 4:23:50 PM
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson,
said that the new proposed Carnival Cruise Port, slated for development
in East Grand Bahama, was announced to over 11,000 people within the
cruise industry, during a recent conference in Miami, Florida, April
It was during one of the opening sessions of the
Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 conference that President of Carnival Cruise
Line Christine Duffy told the over 11,000 participants at the
conference about her company’s major development in Freeport, Grand
The Governor General presents Award at Gala performance of the National Youth Choir
- Apr 11, 2019 - 3:36:52 PM
At a Gala Performance of the 29th Annual Concert Season of the Bahamas
National Youth Choir, Wednesday evening, Governor General Her Excellency
the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling presented a lifetime award to
choir alumnus, Alfred Culmer at the Winston V. Saunders Theatre of the
Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
H. O. Nash says break the silence and put an end to violence
- Apr 11, 2019 - 2:20:14 PM
H. O. Nash Junior High School heralded its anti-violence stance during a
special assembly Tuesday, April 9th 2019 on the Dolphin Drive campus.
performed rap songs, recited poems and engaged in competitions to send
the powerful message “Break the Silence: Lions Against Violence” during
Anti-violence Day organized by Bahamas Peers Empowering Peers (B-PEPP+) a
project of Bahamas Rotary Clubs in conjunction with the United States
Presentation Call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs by the Non - Resident High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia
- Apr 11, 2019 - 1:15:04 PM
His Excellency Felix Nicholas Mfula, Envoy of the Government of the
Republic of Zambia, presented his Letters of Commission to Her
Excellency, the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling, ON, GCMG,
Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, April 10, 2019
accrediting him as High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Prior to the presentation at
Government House, High Commissioner Mfula called on the Honourable
Darren Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs to present his Copie
Toddlers have a day of fun at Literacy Fair as part of Pre-School Week
- Apr 10, 2019 - 9:30:31 PM
‘Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Have you Any Wool’ and ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’
are just two of the many nursery rhymes that the toddlers recited
during the Department of Education’s Literacy Fair Wednesday, April
The students and their teachers, representing 26 government
and 2 private pre-schools in New Providence, assembled on the courtyard
of Willard Patton Pre-school for a day of fun and learning, one of the
activities in recognition of the 15th Annual Pre-school Week...
Charles Murphy named new Commissioner of Correctional Services
- Apr 10, 2019 - 5:05:34 PM
National Security Minister, Hon. Marvin H. Dames announced today the
appointment of Acting Commissioner, Charles L. Murphy as Commissioner of
The Bahamas Department Correctional Services, with effect from 29th
Mr. Murphy was identified as the successful
candidate out of nine applicants after the post of Commissioner of
Correctional Services was advertised both locally and abroad last year.
He succeeds former Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr. Patrick
Wright, who officially retired on 29th August, 2018...
Spelling Bee 2nd Place Winner Kevin Williams calls on the Governor General
- Apr 10, 2019 - 4:18:08 PM
Master Kevin Williams, 5th grade student of Yellow Elder Primary School
and 2nd place winner in the 22nd Bahamas National Spelling Bee
Competition, paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on
Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Campbell applauds participation of female students in GB High School Technical and Industrial Forum
- Apr 10, 2019 - 3:26:08 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, applauded organizers of the Grand Bahama High School Technical
and Industrial Forum and Exhibition for providing a forum for the large
turnout of High School students, particularly female students,
interested in the areas of science, technology, engineering and
Held Friday, April 5 (2019) at St. Georges
High School Gymnasium in Freeport, Grand Bahama, the event was a
collaboration between the Ministry of Labour, its National Employment
and Industrial Skills Training Sub-Committee and the Office of the Prime
Minister, Grand Bahama...
Promoting Grand Bahama at the Seatrade Global 2019
- Apr 10, 2019 - 3:14:51 PM
In Keeping with the Government’s commitment to establish, Grand Bahama
as a the leader in the Maritime Industry and growing potential as a
major cruise destination Minister of State for Grand Bahama attended and
held discussions with executives in the cruise sector and maritime
sector at the world’s largest Cruise and maritime Event, Seatrade Cruise
Over 753 Exhibitors and Vendors were displayed at this year’s conference showcasing the opportunities in the industry...
Drama, Drum, Dance - James A. Pinder Students at National Arts Festival, Abaco
- Apr 10, 2019 - 2:27:58 PM
James A. Pinder Primary School students showcased their talent, in the
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco adjudications, on April
8, 2019, at the school in Sandy Point, South Abaco. They performed in
drama, Junkanoo drumming, and dance. Dance adjudicator and Cultural Icon
Lawrence Carroll also gave the students and their teacher pointers.
(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)
Zambia's Non-Resident High Commissioner-Designate Presented Credentials to the Governor General
- Apr 10, 2019 - 2:06:57 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
received Letters of Commission from His Excellency Felix Nicholas
Mfula, non-resident High Commissioner-Designate of the Republic of
Zambia to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a brief ceremony at
Government House on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Sts. Francis and Joseph School 'Shockers' take Child Protection Council’s Digital Citizens Pledge
- Apr 10, 2019 - 1:52:13 PM
Students of the Sts. Francis/Joseph Catholic Primary School took the
National Child Protection Council’s (NCPC) Digital Citizens Pledge,
Tuesday (April 9), during the launch of the NCPC’s NetSmartz Campaign.
Pledge encourages adults and students to observe a number of rules as
they relate to being “good, digital citizens and students.” These
include: protecting my own and others' private information online...
National Arts Festival Visits Hope Town, Abaco
- Apr 10, 2019 - 1:42:00 PM
Singing took centre stage at Hope Town Primary School, when the E.
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco adjudications visited, on
April 8, 2019. The students formed choirs to sing gospel and Bahamian
songs, while teachers Donnella Beckford and Chelsey Braaksma sang a
spectacular duet from the musical "Wicked". Rounding out the
performances was Kailey Sweeting singing "Maybe" from the musical
"Annie". All performances garnered impressive scores and comments from
Music Adjudicator Trent Elliott Davis.
(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
40 Haitian Nationals found in waters off Little Inagua; 6 Haitian nationals to be charged
- Apr 10, 2019 - 1:12:13 PM
Last evening, April 9th, 2019 the Department of Immigration at Inagua,
confirmed that (40) Haitian nationals were turned over by The Royal
Bahamas Defence Force. This group consisted of (32) Males, (7) Females
and (1) minor, they are reported to be in good physical condition.
Information received on April 8th, 2019...
On today’s date, (5) Females and (1) Male is expected to be arraigned
in Magistrate’s Court #6, each on one count of Illegal Landing...
New Bahamas China Friendship Association Board Elected
- Apr 9, 2019 - 9:21:17 PM
The Bahamas China Friendship Association
(BCFA) recently held elections for its new board, with Mr. Gershan Major
(centre) being re-elected as President and Dr. Donovan Moxey being
elected as Vice President. Mr. Lloyd Wong received the nod for the post
of Treasurer and Ms. Sharell Storr as Secretary. The voting members
also elected Mr. Eric Rose as Public Relations Director, and elected as
Trustees were Ms. Charlyne Sealy and Past Presidents Mr. Philip Simon
and Mr. Anthony Capron...
Agriculture's 'Expo 2019' announced
- Apr 9, 2019 - 4:25:35 PM
The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources held a press
conference Tuesday, April 9, at the Ministry's offices to announce its
Bahamas National Agri-Bahamas Expo for 2019 at the Gladstone Road
Agricultural site Thursday, May 9, thru Saturday, May 11.
of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard said the
shorter title, 'Expo 2019,' will be used; and this year's theme is
"Embracing change, improving lives through agriculture." The theme is
reflective of the mission in Agriculture, which is to use the natural
resources of land and sea to empower the Bahamian people...
Department of Labour Notice: Public Employment Services
- Apr 9, 2019 - 4:10:23 PM
The Department of Labour wishes to advise the General Public that
the Public Employment Services Unit at our Headquarters Rosetta Street
has been temporary suspended for two (2) weeks due to infrastructure
work, however al] other services will continue as normal.
As a result, please be advised the following services will be accommodated at the following locations:
Robinson Road Former CBS Building Monday - Friday 8:00a.m - 4:00p.m...
Carmichael Road Next door to former Checkers Cafe/Destinations Building Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m...
Ministry of Public Works Public Notice for Fox Hill Sidewalk Construction
- Apr 9, 2019 - 4:00:43 PM
Please be advised that sidewalk construction on the western side of Fox
Hill Road between the Eastern Road and Step Street is expected to
commence Monday, April 15th 2019 between the hours of 9:30am and 3:00pm.
The project duration is 21 days.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused during this period....
Mount Fitzwilliam establishes Pinwheel Garden, Bahamians everywhere encouraged to ‘Follow Suit’
- Apr 9, 2019 - 3:00:30 PM
Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite
Pindling, DCMG, led Minister of Social Services and Urban Development,
the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, and members of the National Child
Protection Council and the Child Protection Committee, in planting a
Pinwheel Garden at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam Monday.
occasion marked the second time Her Excellency has consented to have a
Pinwheel Garden planted at Mount Fitzwilliam as part of the activities
observing April as Child Protection Month in The Bahamas...
BIS Writer Completes Leadership, Law Enforcement and Media Relations Training
- Apr 9, 2019 - 2:35:40 PM
Senior Information Officer at Bahamas Information Services (BIS),
Lindsay Thompson recently completed three-and-a-half weeks of training
at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, New Mexico,
The Executive Policy and Development Symposium on
Transnational Organized Crime - Anti-Corruption, and Media Relations
Forum, Session 68, was held March 5-26, 2019...