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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

RBDF Presentation of Medals and Awards Ceremony at Government House - Apr 20, 2018 - 3:41:46 PM

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The Hon. Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security, at podium, addresses the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Grant of Commissions,  Presentation of Medals and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Government House Lower Grounds.  Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, presented the awards to the officers; Commander, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, seated at right, looks on.

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

News

Acting Secretary of State Sullivan Releases the 2017 Human Rights Report on The Bahamas - Apr 20, 2018 - 3:33:09 PM

Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan released the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices today, Friday, April 20, 2018, at the U.S. Department of State.  Promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to the United States and America will continue to support those around the world struggling for human dignity and liberty.

The 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are required by U.S. law and document the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries and territories...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Road Works commence on Culbert's Hill - Apr 20, 2018 - 2:00:29 PM

The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the public that road works have commenced on Culbert's Hill. The duration of this project is ten days, not inclusive of the weekend. The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience caused...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Fri., April 20 - Apr 20, 2018 - 12:00:05 PM

Bahamas public forecast today and tonight Friday 20th April 2018

General situation: An area of high pressure rests over the Bahamas while remnants of an old frontal boundary linger across the islands.

All areas Weather: Partly sunny with few cloudy intervals and scattered showers becoming partly cloudy tonight with the chance of showers.

Advisory: Small craft caution is now in effect in the Southeast Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Toddlers parade through the streets - Apr 20, 2018 - 11:58:20 AM

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Epitomizing the 2018 theme, “Let the Children Play,” some danced, sang and clapped as they participated in this year’s Costume Parade. Toddlers and teachers representing twenty-two government pre-schools lined the streets and paraded from Augusta Street to Arawak Cay culminating activities in recognition of Pre-School Week, Thursday, April 19.

Clad in uniforms which identified their schools, the students processed behind colourfully decorated banners that highlighted the theme...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Roadworks on Eastern Road completed - Apr 20, 2018 - 11:47:59 AM

The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the general public that road works on the Eastern Road have successfully been completed. The Ministry thanks you for your patience and apologizes for any inconvenience caused during the course of the project...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery - Apr 20, 2018 - 7:01:23 AM

Police are asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery, which occurred Thursday, 19th April, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, two armed men pulled up to the drive thru window of a fast food restaurant on Prince Charles Drive. One of the men came from the vehicle and robbed the cashier of cash before getting back into a 2009 black Chevrolet Cobalt and speeding off... 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Illegal dangerous drugs recovered, 3 suspects in custody - Apr 20, 2018 - 6:15:34 AM

The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, has led officers to successfully recovering a quantity of dangerous drugs from hitting the streets of New Providence. 

Shortly after 11:00am Thursday, 19th April, 2018 Drug Enforcement Officers, conducted a search of a freight container, while at Potters Cay Dock, and recovered two boxes with suspected marijuana... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) - Apr 19, 2018 - 8:36:13 PM

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The 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Group Photo, attached.  The meeting was officially opened by the Queen on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Buckingham Palace to the theme, 'Towards a Common Future.'  The Commonwealth of Nations is made up of 53 member countries. 

(Photo/Courtesy the Royal Family & Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. London 2018)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Public Works Minister supports Witness Anonymity Amendment Bill - Apr 19, 2018 - 8:32:55 PM

The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, called on members of the House of Assembly to unite in their opposition to murderers, drug dealers and human traffickers, and underscored that Parliament will leave “no stone unturned” in its efforts to empower the courts to convict those who are truly guilty of such “heinous” crimes.

Minister Bannister addressed the Criminal Evidence (witness anonymity) Amendment Bill, 2018 in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

He described the Bill as a “very critical” amendment to criminal law, which is meant to make a difference for all who have respect for the rule of law...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Foreign Affairs chairs “Windrush” meeting at CHOGM - Apr 19, 2018 - 4:11:10 PM


The Bahamas’ Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield walked into a busy schedule of Pre-CHOGM Meeting of the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers.

“It’s been a very busy agenda in London, straight from the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru (April 13-14) Mr. Henfield said.

The first thing the Minister did was chair a caucus between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the British Government on the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Norway's Ambassador presents Letters of Credence at Government House - Apr 19, 2018 - 3:32:39 PM

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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, received Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Norway to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a Presentation of Credentials ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  The Governor General is pictured left, extending a hand in official greeting. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

SRC hosts Gambling Addiction Symposium - Apr 19, 2018 - 3:13:45 PM

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The serious effects of gambling and its impact on the well-being of a person’s mental and physical health and productivity in the workplace, were some of the items discussed at the recently held Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre’s Overcoming Gambling Addiction Symposium held last week under the theme, “Gambling: Fun or Addiction.” 

The inaugural symposium was designed to raise the level of awareness surrounding gambling in the workplace and community; and bring together clinicians from various health sectors and addiction fields to develop a better understanding of what ‘problem gambling’ and ‘gambling disorders’ are...

Entertainment

GB Homecoming Association presents Tarrus Riley Live in Concert - May 19th - Apr 19, 2018 - 3:05:26 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama Homecoming Association presents Tarrus Riley Live in Concert Saturday May 19th, 2018 at Goombay Park, Intl. Bazaar Whit Monday Weekend

Early Bird Special General Admission $20,VIP $35 & Platinum $60; Flash Sale May 1st - May6th: General $15,VIP $ 25 & Platinum $50
 
Tickets available at ALL Phluid Phactory locations
...

Arts & Culture

Art for Sail to support Bahamas National Sailing School - Apr 19, 2018 - 2:57:19 PM

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Art for Sail 2018 1ER.CRU will take place this year at 1 Gladstone Road on Saturday, April 21st from 6 - 9pm. Admission is $25 (children under 16 free) and includes a complimentary glass of wine & hors d'oeuvres.

Many talented Bahamian and international artists will be featured.

Proceeds go to The Bahamas National Sailing School...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis greets British Prime Minister and Commonwealth Secretary General - Apr 19, 2018 - 2:33:49 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis greets United Kingdom's Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, centre, and Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC at St. James's Palace following formal opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Thursday, April 19, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis has chat with Prime Minister of Singapore at CHOGM - Apr 19, 2018 - 2:28:24 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis convened a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Singapore, the Hon. Lee Hsien Loong to discuss deepening relations and enhancing cooperation on areas of mutual interest.  The leaders are currently participating in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), April 16-20, 2018 in London, England.

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis walks with other leaders to CHOGM Executive Session - Apr 19, 2018 - 2:20:58 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis  departed St. James’s Palace for Lancaster House on foot, with other leaders, for a CHOGM Executive Session 1 [Review and adoption of Agenda; presentations by UK Foreign Secretary, CMAG Chair and Secretary General on her Biennial Report; and discussions on 'A Fairer Future'].

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

Opportunities

HGTV casting expats who have purchased in New Providence - Apr 19, 2018 - 1:30:12 PM

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The popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is returning for a second season and Enter the Picture Productions is looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!

Are you expats who have purchased in the Nassau, New Providence area?  We are casting married/partnered couples, parents/children, siblings or friends from the U.S.A. Canada, England, Australia New Zealand and more!

News : International

IAEA conducts successful test of drones in fight against disease-transmitting mosquitos - Apr 19, 2018 - 12:01:48 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its partners have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to supress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases...

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