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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)...
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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...
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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...
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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.)...
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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)...
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Cabinet Office: State Funeral Service for the Late Chief Justice, the Hon. Stephen Isaacs - Sep 5, 2018 - 11:48:54 AM

The Cabinet Office advises that a State Funeral will be held for the late Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Gerard Isaacs, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas at Christ Church Cathedral, George and King Streets on Friday, ?tJi September, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

The body will lie-in-state in the Supreme Court, Bank Lane, for public viewing from 12:00 noon on Thursday, 61Jl September, 2018 until funeral time on Friday, 71Jl September, 2018...
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Tourism Minister meets with Turkish Airlines and Nassau Flight Services - Sep 4, 2018 - 3:35:37 PM

Turkish Airlines and Nassau Flight Services held a meeting with Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Ministry’s offices.  Pictured from left are: Bradley Strachan, Air Transport Licensing board member; Ricardo Adderley, Deputy Chairman, Nassau Flight Services; Ricky Mackey, Chairman, Nassau Flight Services; Michael Allen, Chairman, Air Transport Licensing Board; Mustafa Kemal Kizilay, Turkish Airlines GM; Minister D’Aguilar; Mehmet Cem Yazici, Turkish Airlines Station Manager; Jorge Alvarez...
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PM Minnis at meet and greet, San Salvador High School, at beginning of School Year - Sep 3, 2018 - 9:51:44 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, and Senior Policy Advisor, Josua Sears, during the visit to San Salvador High School on first day of school, September 3, 2018 -- enjoyed the meet and greet with administrators, staff and students.  Prime Minister Minnis joined the students for lunch under the gazebo. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
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PM Minnis viewed the state of Rum Cay All-Age School, damaged by fire - Sep 3, 2018 - 8:46:42 PM

At Rum Cay All-Age School today, September 3, 2018 for a full assessment on the recent fire at the school on Saturday, September 1,  2018, Prime Minister Dr. The Hon. Hubert Minnis, greeted the students, parents and government heads, to thank them for the great team effort in saving the school from the fire on the weekend.

Photos enclosed...
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Prime Minister visits Family Island Schools on opening day - Sep 3, 2018 - 7:37:08 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, paid a visit to schools on the Islands of Exuma and San Salvador on the first day of school, Monday, September 3.  The Prime Minister toured the campuses of L.N. Coakley High School in Exuma, and United Estates Primary and San Salvador High School on San Salvador.

The Prime Minister said he was visiting schools on other islands at the start of the new school year to emphasize that all schools in the nation are important... 
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Minister Thompson joins GB primary school students on campus during first day of school - Sep 3, 2018 - 5:53:28 PM

Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson was up early on Monday morning and fought his way through heavy traffic to get a first-hand view of how students at the Walter Parker Primary School were settling in on the first day of school.

Monday, September 3, 2018 was the official re-opening of school for the new semester in Grand Bahama and Minister Thompson didn’t necessarily make the rounds to all of the school on the island, but made a special stop to Walter Parker Primary because it was one of two schools that still have work to be completed on their campuses...
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Ministry of Education and BTC Sign Contract for Public School Technological Upgrade - Sep 3, 2018 - 4:05:41 PM

The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, said "students and teachers throughout The Bahamas will benefit from equal access to modern technology," during a press conference announcing the signing of a five-year technology upgrade agreement between the Ministry of Education and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC).

Lorraine Symonett Armbrister, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, said, with the launch of the fibre optic technology upgrade throughout the public school sector, the agreement proposed to help revolutionize and advance education in the country...
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Minister Rolle Tours National Sports Authority Venues at Sports Centre - Sep 3, 2018 - 3:18:29 PM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle (front row) and Director of Sports Timothy Munnings (left of Minister Rolle) are pictured with board and managerial team members of the National Sports Authority (NSA) on August 29, 2018, during her tour of facilities and venues that fall under NSA's oversight at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre. 

(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)...
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Urban Renewal Grand Bahama & Bimini Back to School 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 - 5:37:11 PM

Urban Renewal's Grand Bahama & Bimini Back to School Giveaway 2018 ensured children from all six Urban Renewal Centres received school backpacks, books, pencils, pens, sharpeners, rulers along with a hearty lunch, and were prepared over this weekend to face the new school year.  Special prizes were electronic tablets, uniform vouchers, text book vouchers, and hair styling/cutting vouchers.

Minister of Social Services & Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell  encouraged the children to study, read and pay attention in this new term. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest...
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Grand Bahama takes another step towards ‘Tech Hub’ reality, with ICT graduation - Aug 31, 2018 - 6:43:16 PM

The island of Grand Bahama took another step towards the goal of ‘Tech Hub’ with the graduation of some 50 students of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in a special ceremony, August 30, 2018 at Pelican Bay resort.

The ICT training was made possible by a partnership between the Government of the Bahamas, specifically the Office of the Prime Minister, and Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).  It not only offered the young participants the opportunity to receive training and earn ICT certification completely free of charge...
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Office of the Judiciary Notice - Closures of Supreme and Magistrate's Courts - Aug 31, 2018 - 6:33:30 PM

THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED that due to Scheduled Events to Mark the Passing of The Late Chief Justice, The Honourable Stephen G. Isaacs, the Office of the Judiciary (Supreme Court & Magistrates Courts) will be closed to the public as follows:

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 @ 1.00 pm – Supreme Court
Wednesday, 5 September 2018 @ 3.00 pm – Magistrates’ Courts.
Thursday, 6 September 2018 @ 1.00 pm... 
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New Signal Beacon Alerts Motorists to pedestrians attempting to Cross University Drive - Aug 31, 2018 - 6:24:09 PM

High Intensity Activated Cross Walk (HAWK) – has been placed to facilitate safe pedestrian crossing between the University of The Bahamas Oakes Field Main Campus and the university’s Michael H. Eldon Complex. 

Minister of works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, University of The Bahamas President Dr. Rodney D. Smith, Ministry of Works officials, and representatives of the Student Government Association (SGA) held a press conference on Thursday, August 30...
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Urban Renewal's "Back-to-School" Jamborees - Aug 31, 2018 - 6:15:25 PM

Urban Renewal Centres nationwide held Back-to-School fairs for children on Friday, August 31, 2018.  The focus this year was the distribution of coupons for the purchase of school text books, redeemable at selected bookstores.  The event featured food, fun and giveaways: bouncing castles, face painting, hot dogs, games and back-to-school supplies.  Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell told children gathered at the Centreville Urban Renewal Centre that he, himself, believed in them,...
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Media Tour Eva Hilton Primary with Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd - Aug 31, 2018 - 6:01:04 PM

Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd conducted a walkabout with the media, August 31, 2018 at Eva Hilton Primary School in Oakes Field to get a first-hand look at the school's renovation.  Public schools open on Monday, September 3.  The children's educational progress at Eva Hilton will not be interrupted by work to be completed shortly to the Library and the Computer Room.  Minister Lloyd is pictured speaking with the media and school administrators. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
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Letter of Award to Bahamian Consortium continues process of addressing landfill environmental concerns - Aug 30, 2018 - 3:16:32 PM

The Letter of Award presented to the Bahamian consortium, Providence
Advisors/Waste Resources Development Group (WRDG) on Wednesday (August 29) continues the Government of The Bahamas’ process of addressing one of the biggest environmental challenges facing the country, Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira said.

Minister Ferreira said he “has every confidence at this stage” that the Providence Advisors/Waste Resources Development Group (WRDG) was the right choice as the “Selected Bidder” for the investment and management service relating to the deconstruction...

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