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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Estimated 13,000 cubic yards of debris removed during first two days of cleanup campaign - Jan 21, 2018 - 8:28:01 PM

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Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 13,000 cubic yards of debris was removed from the Bain and Grants Town community during the first two days of the Over-the-Hill Clean-up and Bulk Waste Removal Campaign.

The campaign began on Friday and ramped up its operation on Saturday. Some of the work had to be completed on Sunday...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Annual Customs Day Service - Jan 21, 2018 - 7:40:34 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest delivered remarks during the 29th Annual International    Customs Day Church Service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at St Barnabas Parish.  During the service, Dr. Geannine Moss, Comptroller of Bahamas Customs Department, made a presentation to Rector of St. Barnabas Parish Canon Basil Tynes.; and Customs Officers took to the streets for their annual Parade.

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Water & Sewerage Team soliciting applications for Long Island water connection - Jan 21, 2018 - 6:27:44 PM

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They are on the ground soliciting applications for water connections relative to the first phase of the mains extension/water works. The team will be on Long Island for the next four days, and will repeat the exercise as additional phases of work are scheduled.

Residents are advised that while the work is in progress, there will be no charge for the water connection.  A relatively small security deposit will be required...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis promotes Team/One Bahamas concept towards creating world-class status for country - Jan 21, 2018 - 4:52:59 PM

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The Bahamas will attain world-class status as a country and a people only when all of its citizens unite under a One Bahamas or Team Bahamas concept, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said.

“We are first and foremost Team Bahamas. While we have our different political, religious and other affiliations, we have a shared vision and ambition to make ours a land of opportunity, with a commitment to the common good, to social justice and to helping the least among us to leading better lives,” the Prime Minister said...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Ministry of Education Announces the Appointment of New Leadership Team - Jan 21, 2018 - 4:42:05 PM

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Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd,  on Friday, January 19th 2018, announced the appointment of and introduced to the Ministry of Education’s staff, a new executive team at the Ministry and Department of Education.

The Department is now led by Mr. Marcellus Taylor; Acting Director.   His new team comprises: · Mrs.   Eulease Beneby, Acting Deputy Director, School Management and Registration...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister makes visit to Texas to identify Foreign Investment and Business Opportunities - Jan 21, 2018 - 3:47:22 PM


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Prime Minister's Visit To Austin And Houston Texas Sunday 21, January - Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

1.    The Cabinet Office announces that The Hon Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime
Minister, will visit Austin and Houston Texas between 21-24 January 2018. He will lead a delegation comprising:
1.    Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2.    Senator the Hon. James Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand
Bahama...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Labour’s Construction Job Fair attracts multitudes - Jan 21, 2018 - 3:10:49 PM

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Multitudes of persons turned up at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for the second installment of the Ministry of Labour’s Public Employment Services Initiative, “Labour on the Blocks.”

Facilitated by the Department of Labour, the purpose of this weekend’s initiative was to register job seekers interested in employment in the construction field...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians make courtesy call on the Governor General - Jan 21, 2018 - 2:17:02 PM

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Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), the Bahamas branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Americas and Atlantic Region, called on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House, Friday, January 19, 2018.

The women, led by CWP Chairperson, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Renewal, exchanged courtesies with the Governor General...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Administration’s investments in education, healthcare, communities, and economy to ensure ‘renaissance’ - Jan 21, 2018 - 1:01:41 PM

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The Minnis Administration will channel resources into areas such as education, healthcare, social development and economic opportunities – including jobs and opportunities to become entrepreneurs and businesspersons – as part of its commitment to provide Bahamians with the resources and opportunities they need “to build a good life and a better Bahamas.”

“That is my vision and commitment as Prime Minister,” Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said while addressing the 17th Jones Communications Network’s (JCN) Person of the Year and Civil Society Awards Ceremony held at Jones Communications Media Centre, University Drive...

Community

Resorts World Bimini donates roofing supplies to Hurricane Victims - Jan 21, 2018 - 12:40:15 PM

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Bimini’s victims of Hurricane Irma who received catastrophic damage to their homes from the storm started the New Year on a high note, thanks to a generous gift from Resorts World Bimini (RWB).  Thousands of dollars worth of plywood, felt, shingles, nails, and roofing cement were donated to NEMA for the residents of North Bimini, several of whom lost their roofs or experienced significant roof damage as storm-related tornadoes touched down on the small island...

Columns : Screen Scene

All the Money in the World - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 21, 2018 - 11:39:18 AM

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When a teenage boy is kidnapped and held for ransom, it is up to his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay it. When the billionaire refuses to pay, the mother must team with he adviser in a race against time to get her son from his captors who are becoming increasingly brutal in their demands for the money.

Abigail Harris is the mother of a kidnapped son who must find a way to pay the ransom demanded by the kidnappers by going to her son’s grandfather for the money...

Community : Grand Bahama

The 17th Annual Grand Bahama Christmas Bird Count - Jan 21, 2018 - 11:33:37 AM

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For the past 17 years Grand Bahama has participated in the so-called "Christmas Bird Count" (CBC), a census that began 116 years ago in the United States and now includes all the Canadian Provinces, the Caribbean, Bahamas, South America as well as several Pacific Islands. On a chosen day between December 15th and January 5th birds are counted within a 15 mile circle from sunrise to sunset.

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count harnesses volunteer power to gather knowledge that may shape conservation policy. The count data is becoming increasingly important not only in documenting current climate change but is predicting its future effects on bird populations...

Bahamian Politics

Statement by the Leader of the Opposition on the purported removal of certain URCA board members - Jan 21, 2018 - 8:00:46 AM

Statement by the Leader of the Opposition On The Purported Removal Of Certain URCA Board Members

The PLP notes the purported changes in the membership of the Utility Regulatory Competition Authority's (URCA) Board of Directors. We question whether the Government has acted properly and according to law by appointing and announcing changes to the Board. We are deeply concerned that the changes announced by the Attorney General are ultra vires the Act.

The law surrounding and governing any and all changes to this statutory board are as follows...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

BAIC Promotes Vision for 2018 - Jan 20, 2018 - 10:34:14 PM

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The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) with the theme “Growing, Partnering, Empowering” is laying the groundwork through its Handicraft Development Department to assist Bahamian creative arts business owners to take their products to the world stage.  The Corporation aims to position itself as headquarters for educational and technical assistance for artisans to flood the marketplace with products made from their hands...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis Awarded JCN's 2017 'Person of the Year' - Jan 20, 2018 - 1:52:53 PM

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Jones Communications Network (JCN) honoured Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis as the 2017 'Person of The Year' on Friday evening, January 19, 2018 at JCN. Pictured is the Prime Minister, right, accepting the award from CEO of JCN, Wendall Jones.  In the audience are Cabinet Ministers, family, and friends who attended to share in the special evening. 

(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)

Community

Appointment of Dean of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies - Jan 20, 2018 - 12:32:59 PM

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University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Remelda Moxey as Dean of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies.

In this capacity, Dean Moxey is responsible for providing leadership, advancing the quality of undergraduate and graduate instruction, supporting and sustaining faculty and student research activities, and promoting the overall development of faculty.

Mrs. Moxey commenced her employ at UB as an adjunct faculty in the School of Business in the Accounting Department in 1987. In 1999 she accepted a full-time position in the Faculty of Business as an Assistant Professor...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Saturday, January 20th - Jan 20, 2018 - 10:00:05 AM

Bahamas public forecast

This is the public forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight Saturday 20th January 2018.

General situation: Brisk winds will envelope the Central and Southeast Bahamas courtesy of a high pressure system North of the islands while a quasi-stationary front continues to weaken near the Southeastern islands.

Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should continue to exercise caution due to the risk of rip currents at beaches mainly along the Northern and Eastern shorelines...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Sudden death of an American Citizen on board a cruise ship - Dangerous drug arrest - Jan 20, 2018 - 9:50:24 AM

Sudden death of an American Citizen on board a cruise ship:Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an American visitor on board a Cruise Line.

Reports are that on Friday 19th January 2018, shortly after 12midday, officers received information of a sudden death on board a cruise line that travelled from Florida to the Bahamas. Officers of the Central Detective Unit responded and while on board were shown the lifeless body of an adult female...

Dangerous drug arrest: A 34 year old male of Grand Bahama is in police custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis meets with families of Androsians - Jan 19, 2018 - 9:51:49 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and a delegation from New Providence traveled to North Andros Friday (January 19, 2018) to meet with the families of the six Androsians reported to have been onboard the twin-engine Piper Aztec aircraft that crashed into water off North Andros.

Prime Minister Minnis and his delegation arrived at the North Andros (San Andros) Airport where they were met by senior government and local government officials before being whisked away to the Government Administration Complex where the meeting took place...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Attorney General's Office responds to erroneous news reports and commentary - Jan 19, 2018 - 6:21:05 PM

Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs response to erroneous news reporting and commentary:

Based upon news accounts and commentary upon my Report to the United Nations in Geneva during the recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process on Human Rights it has become apparent that there is a great deal of misunderstanding of the nature of the exercise.

The Bahamas has been a member of the United Nations since Independence, and every five years is called upon, along with every other member State, to report on what it has done to live up to the commitments that it made five years previously to address international concerns about Human Rights...

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