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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 8-10, 2019.

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 Bahama...
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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)...
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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.

Students 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 Embassy...
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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  d'Usage.
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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 10th.

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...
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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 January, 2019.

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...
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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)...
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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 mathematics (STEM).

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...
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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 Global 2019

Over 753 Exhibitors and Vendors were displayed at this year’s conference showcasing the opportunities in the industry...
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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)
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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. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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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.

The 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...
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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)...
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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...

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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...
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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.

Minister 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...
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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...
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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....
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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.

The 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...
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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, USA.

The Executive Policy and Development Symposium on Transnational Organized Crime - Anti-Corruption, and Media Relations Forum, Session 68, was held March 5-26, 2019...

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