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Gas Pro championing LPG use for Motor Vehicles - Sep 14, 2018 - 11:27:43 AM


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With 2018 seeing record fuel prices in Jamaica, Massy Gas Products Jamaica Limited (Gas Pro) is promoting Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as an alternative fuel for motor vehicles. The LPG supplier is partnering with Excel Motors located in Savanna-La-Mar to offer the solution (also called Autogas) to companies and individuals in Jamaica. After years of planning, the companies now have a robust offering that provides savings, improved mileage and improved performance.

“Gas Pro is excited to lead the introduction of Autogas in Jamaica. We are always looking for ways to add value to customers and to innovate...

News : International

New IAEA Report Highlights Nuclear Power's Role in Mitigating Climate Change - Sep 14, 2018 - 11:15:25 AM


Nuclear power can make a vital contribution to meeting climate change targets while delivering the increasingly large quantities of electricity needed for global economic development, according to a new IAEA report.

Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2018, published this week, has been updated from the last report released in 2016 to include the latest scientific information and analyses on the link between energy production and climate change...

Bahamas Weather

News Items Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Joyce and Helene; Tropical Depression Isaac - Sep 14, 2018 - 9:30:46 AM


NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE FLORENCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…FLORENCE ABOUT TO MAKE LANDFALL IN NORTH CAROLINA…

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JOYCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018...

Community

Education Minister Praises Commonwealth Bank, stresses role of parents in education - Sep 13, 2018 - 9:29:30 PM


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Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd used a parenting forum to issue a public thank you to Commonwealth Bank for its “extraordinary” support to education and to tell parents that the role they play in their child’s education cannot be overstated.

The education minister was speaking at the 9th Annual Parenting Forum on August 25, held for the first time this year at William Johnson Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road, a late and unavoidable change of location from the Kendal GL Isaacs National Gymnasium where the event normally draws a crowd of hundreds...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Olympic Champion Shaunea Miller-Uibo calls on the Agriculture Minister - Sep 13, 2018 - 7:12:41 PM


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Olympic Champion and Diamond League winner Shaunea Miller-Uibo paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard at his office, Thursday, September 13, 2018.

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Plants Tree at Gambier Primary School - Sep 13, 2018 - 7:00:07 PM


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Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas participated in a Tree Planting of the National Flower, the Yellow Elder, at Gambier Primary School; the tree planting ceremony took place Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the public institution located on the western end of New Providence.

The Prime Minister said though having a busy schedule, he was happy to be among the students, who greeted him with fanfare through music...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Staff at Government House Attend Grief Counseling - Sep 13, 2018 - 6:50:38 PM


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Members of staff at Government House attended a grief counseling service, Thursday, on the passing of Government House Aide-de-Camp, the late Police Inspector Carlis Blatch.  Ministers bringing remarks were the Very Reverend Harry Bain, Dean of Nassau and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral; Barrington H. Brennen, Counselor, Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventists; Rev. Carla Culmer, president of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church; and Simeon Hall, Pastor Emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

Grand Bahama suspect arraigned on murder and conspiracy to commit murder - Sep 13, 2018 - 5:08:56 PM


Damargio Whymms age 24 years of #3 Flamingo Garden, New Providence, was arraigned before Magistrate Charlton Smith in Magistrate Court #2 on the charge of Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. 

He was not required to enter a plea, due to the nature of the charges. Bail was denied and the matter was adjourned to Monday 17th December 2018. He was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services until trial...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police operation nets 24 arrests - Illegal firearm seized, 1 male in custody - Sep 13, 2018 - 4:31:20 PM


POLICE are reporting the arrest of 24 persons in connection with a number of serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery, possession of illegal firearms and possession of dangerous drugs during an anti-crime operation dubbed, “Strong Finish” conducted throughout New Providence overnight.

The operation which is consistent with the Commissioner’s 2018 Policing Priority #1 Prevention and Reduction of Crime, targeted persons involved in criminal activities...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM Turnquest Attends Opening of Freeport Insurance Agents & Brokers New Office Centre - Sep 13, 2018 - 3:17:45 PM


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest attended the Freeport Insurance Agents & Brokers grand opening of its new office centre, Wednesday, September 12.

The DPM praised the company’s principals, President, Lawrence Palmer; Vice President, Donald Ward and Manager of Business Development, Deborah Knowles who together have over 80 years of experience in the insurance industry...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Labour Minister announces plans to address skills gap in Country - Sep 13, 2018 - 2:40:05 PM


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes announced that in an effort to address the lack of sufficient skilled Bahamian workers to meet the demands of the current and future labour needs in The Bahamas, the Ministry of Labour has partnered with private industry, educational institutions, Labour Unions and Civil Society to hold a National Symposium on Skills Development in The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

BDB Past Managing Directors Meet During 40th Year Activities - Sep 13, 2018 - 2:30:57 PM

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Newly appointed Managing Director, Mr. Dave S. Smith treated the former Managing Directors to lunch, to celebrate the Bank’s 40th anniversary; also in attendance was the Honorable Minister Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

During this auspicious occasion Minister Turnquest discussed how the Bank could further facilitate economic development throughout The Bahamas. This also provided the former Managing Directors the opportunity to discuss the Bank’s challenges over the years and also reminisce about the many success stories enabling the development of the Bahamian economy in various sectors... 

Community : Service Organizations

Eleuthera’s Youth Endorse Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point - Sep 13, 2018 - 1:55:47 PM


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New Providence, Bahamas – Maureen A. Sedonaen once wrote, “Youth involvement has moved forward. It is no longer seen as a rebellious act, the way it was a few decades ago.” For a trio of young activists from the island of Eleuthera this couldn’t be truer. Franchesca Hanna, 16, Kristman Moss, 15 and Wadainya Weinburger – all students of the Central Eleuthera High School recently gave their strong endorsement of, and lent their voices to, the Campaign to Save Lighthouse Point joining their adult counterparts from the One Eleuthera Foundation and the Bahamas National Trust on a media tour to raise awareness about the need for sustainable – and not commercial development of the area...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police officer shot and killed - Illegal firearm seized, 1 male - Armed robbery - Sep 13, 2018 - 11:31:30 AM


POLICE have launched an intensive manhunt for the male responsible for the fatal shooting of a Police Inspector, Wednesday, 12th September, 2018.

Reports are that around 3:00pm, the Inspector, who has been identified as Carlis Blatch, was sitting in a vehicle along with his daughter, in the vicinity of a Junior High School, in the western district of New Providence, when he was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who ordered him out of his vehicle...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA 2018 revised combined Hurricane Shelter Listing - Sep 13, 2018 - 11:15:08 AM


ABACO CENTRAL

1. Abaco Central High School, Murphy Town 240

2.Central Abaco Primary School Special Needs Shelter, Dundas Town 600...

ACKLINS 1.Community Centre, Spring Point 60...

Community

DNA: Condolences on passing of Inspector Carlos Blatch - Sep 12, 2018 - 11:00:04 PM


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I join with the Bahamian people in expressing my deep regret and sympathies upon learning of the shooting incident that took place on our streets here in the Capital, and the subsequent passing of aide-de-Camp Inspector Carlis Blatch, who succumbed to injuries sustained during the said incident.

On behalf of the Democratic National Alliance, our leaders, officers and members, I wish to extend sincere condolences to Inspector Blatchs' family and the Royal Bahamas Police Force family...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Governor General's Statement on the Death of Inspector Carlis Blatch - Sep 12, 2018 - 8:53:52 PM


Her Excellency, the Governor-General has been informed of the tragic death of Inspector Carlis Blatch, who has served as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) for the past four years. Her Excellency is deeply saddened by this event, inasmuch as Inspector Blatch worked very closely with her in all State matters.

The Governor-General particularly extends sincere sympathy to Mrs. Crystal Blatch and their children and wishes to assure them of her prayers during this time of their bereavement.

Inspector Blatch has been on the staff of the Governor-General for the past 14 years, serving with distinction as the officer in charge of protocol, then as ADC to the Governor-General...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Symposium planned to address labour needs in the country - Sep 12, 2018 - 8:21:39 PM


NASSAU, The Bahamas - One hundred individuals have been identified to participate in a National Skills Symposium to assist in ascertaining if curricula used in government institutions are relevant to the demands of the current job market.

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis will officially open the symposium on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the National Training Agency, Gladstone Road.

The Ministry of Labour has partnered with stakeholders including private industry, educational institutions, labour unions and civil society to host the one-day event. The theme for  the symposium is 'Forging our Future -- Assessing and Analyzing the Skills Gap in The Bahamas'...

News

Miss Grand Bahama 2018 Relinquishes Crown Amidst Controversy - Sep 12, 2018 - 2:24:24 PM

The following is a statement by the Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization:

"Amidst the surrounding controversy that has erupted in the news and has gone viral on social media, the Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization wishes to announce that the reigning Miss Grand Bahama 2018 has relinquished the crown.

It is important to uphold the integrity of the organization which has been in existence for the past 30 years.

We have become a diverse country..."

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Caribbean Development Bank Executives call on PM Minnis and DPM - Sep 12, 2018 - 1:26:34 PM


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Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) executives paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest on September 12, 2018 at the Office of the Prime Minister.   Pictured are Prime Minister Minnis (second right), Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest (left), CDB President Dr. William Warren Smith (second left) and CDB Director, Projects Department, Daniel Best...

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