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Community : Grand Bahama

‘Taste of Port Lucaya’ to PM Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis as special guest - Sep 21, 2017 - 5:41:27 PM

Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is expected to be the special guest at ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ on Friday, September 22, announced Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, during a press briefing on Thursday.
    
While on island for his monthly visit, the Prime Minister will attend the cultural event.  

‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ is an initiative of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Tourism, the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, BTC and the Grand Bahama Port Authority, and was created to boost economic activity in the Port Lucaya area.  It was “borne out of the need for the community to come together and to support those businesses in the Port Lucaya...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: CARICOM-UK Ministers Meet - Sep 21, 2017 - 5:30:44 PM

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Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield joined CARICOM Foreign Ministers on Wednesday 20 September, 2017 for a meeting with the United Kingdom Minister responsible for the Caribbean.

The meeting was held in the margins of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.  Minister Henfield is at centre in the second row...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Highlights of UNESCO-IHP 2017 Meeting - Sep 21, 2017 - 5:05:52 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, along with the Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, greeted delegates attending the 12th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Hydrological Programme and Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points, Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

The three-day meeting was held at the British Colonial Hilton and brought together over 60 international delegates representing the Caribbean and South and Central America...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Armenia - Sep 21, 2017 - 5:03:33 PM

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On 21st September 2017, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas formally established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Armenia through the signing of a Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations.  The Joint Communique was signed on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by the Honorable Mr. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and by H.E. Mr. Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Armenia...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

‘Taste of Port Lucaya’ to have special guest - Sep 21, 2017 - 4:58:46 PM

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Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is expected to be the special guest at ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ on Friday, September 22, announced Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, during a press briefing on Thursday.
    
While on island for his monthly visit, the Prime Minister will attend the cultural event.

‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ is an initiative of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Tourism, the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, BTC and the Grand Bahama Port Authority...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Thompson - ‘GB should be Centre for Arbitration in The Bahamas’ - Sep 21, 2017 - 4:36:02 PM

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As the Government of The Bahamas continues its quest to make Grand Bahama the centre for industry and innovation, and the entrepreneurial hub, it is important to embrace new ways to resolve matters and maintain respect and peace among members of the community, according to Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson.

The Minister’s remarks came during the opening of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Seminar, which was held at Pelican Bay Resort, Thursday, September 21, 2017...

Bahamas Weather

Alert #18 - Hurricane warning remains for Southeast Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands; Tropical Storm Watch for Central Bahamas - Sep 21, 2017 - 3:41:54 PM

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HURRICANE MARIA IS NOW A LITTLE STRONGER AS IT MOVES TOWARDS THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.  THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF MAYAGUANA, INAGUA, CROOKED ISLAND, ACKLINS, LONG CAY, SAMANA CAY AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE AFFECTING OR CAN AFFECT THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS WITHIN 36 HOURS...

Community : Grand Bahama

Freeport Bible Church celebrates 41 years in ministry - Sep 21, 2017 - 2:32:03 PM

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Under the theme, “His faithfulness continues to all generations,” Pastor Karol Roache, leaders, members and followers of Freeport Bible Church (FBC), will be celebrating the church’s 41st anniversary, this coming Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 9:30A.M. at the church on Norma Headley Drive. Guest speaker for this grand occasion will be Bishop Kermit Saunders of Kingdom Worship Centre.

Coming from humble beginnings, the church was birthed by Rev. Edward Godet from Nassau, New Providence, who was at the time the Pastor of Carmichael Bible Church.

It was at the home of James (Jimmy) Gardiner, now deceased, and his wife Carrie,

Arts & Culture

“Keeping up with the Boujees” hits the stage in Nassau - Sep 21, 2017 - 1:23:17 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The team that brought you the Bahamian Icon nominated plays “Sarah’s Wedding” and “New Rules of Sex and Dating” are ready to bring you comedy, drama and a whole lot of scandal once again, “Keeping up with the Boujees” is finally coming to Nassau! Keeping Up with the Boujees produced 4 dynamic full performances along with sold out shows in Freeport in June of this year. Critics admitted that they were blown away by the captivating characters and intriguing storyline of this play. “I literally live through Kerel Pinder's productions!!! This play gave everything ....drama, raw emotion, life's ugly truths that we often disguise and all the political shade and the best comedy!! Kudos again and to all my favs on and behind the...

News : International

Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs at Business Forum in New York - Sep 21, 2017 - 12:33:30 PM

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The Hon. Darren Henfield, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, is pictured at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the inaugural Bloomberg Business Forum, which is described as “an unprecedented convening of many of the most significant world leaders and international CEOs ever assembled in a single day.”

Pictured from left to right: Mr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Permanent Secretary; Mr. Vernon Jordan, American business executive and noted civil rights activist; Minister Henfield...

News : International : Caribbean News

Dominica Report from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) as on September 20th - Sep 21, 2017 - 12:25:03 PM

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Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

At 800 PM AST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 18.9 North, longitude 67.5 West. Maria is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through Thursday night...

Community

Volunteers make big impact in Irma’s wake at 32nd Annual International Coastal Cleanup - Sep 21, 2017 - 12:08:28 PM

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Hurricane Irma could not deter volunteers from participating in the 32nd Annual International Coastal Cleanup which took place recently at South Beach. This global initiative has helped remove over 228 million pounds of marine litter from more than 312,000 miles of coastlines and waterways since it began in 1985.

International Coastal Cleanup is the world’s largest one-day volunteer event created to prevent and eliminate pollution of the marine environment.  This year, volunteers in New Providence turned out to clean-up beaches and wetlands.  The event, which began as a local program in Texas, has gradually expanded to include every major body of water in the world in over 91 countries, including The Bahamas...

Columns : Robbin's Nest - Robbin Whachell

Save Dean's Voice - Sep 21, 2017 - 12:00:21 PM

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My brother Dean has ALS.
He's only a few years older than me, and he's been dealing with the dreaded disease for 9 years. I had no clue what it was at first, and when I read, "fatal, 2 - 4 years life expectancy," I cried for days. It was Dean who had to live with it, day by day as his body changed and he began loosing his ability to do things we all take for granted.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is a disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. Over time, as the muscles of the body break down, someone living with ALS will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe..."

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Global Aquaculture takes off as capture fisheries is challenged - Sep 21, 2017 - 11:44:08 AM

The fisheries sector is ‘crucial’ -- underpinning food security, nutritional requirements and livelihoods of many African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries, particularly Small Island Developing States.  Secretary General of the ACP Group of Countries Dr. Patrick Gomes highlighted this fact at the 5th ACP Ministers in Charge of Fishing and Aquaculture meeting at Melia Nassau Beach resort, September 18-22, 2017.

Dr. Gomes pointed out: “Furthermore, it is useful to note that fish and fishery products continue to be one of the most-traded food commodities globally...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

UNESCO Director calls on Water Experts to support sustainable water management and use - Sep 21, 2017 - 11:15:54 AM

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Lidia Brito, Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, advised water experts that sustainable water management and use are essential to ending poverty and hunger, improving health and well-being, protecting ecosystems, and ensuring access to renewable energy and called on them to support their countries in the quest to achieve these goals.
        
The Director addressed the 12th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points taking place at the British Colonial Hilton...
        

Bahamian Politics

Brave Davis: The need for a bipartisan approach to fighting crime - Sep 21, 2017 - 10:34:44 AM

Statement By Hon. Philip Brave Davis, Leader of The Opposition:

The Free National Movement during the general election identified reducing criminal violence as a critical priority for their administration. The government's crime strategy remains nonstrategic and unprioritized. Independently from the human tragedies leaving a trail of violence across the corridors of our country, violent crimes remain an impediment to our economic development.

The reality of the country's crime circumstance implores the Progressive Liberal Party to agitate a bipartisan approach beyond just scrutinizing government policy...

News : International : Caribbean News

Saint Lucia reaches out in Hurricane relief efforts - Sep 21, 2017 - 10:33:41 AM

The Government of Saint Lucia along with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has activated hurricane relief mechanisms to provide aid to the territories affected by Hurricane Irma.

The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to extend assistance to the Saint Lucian Diaspora in these areas, especially at this time in Dominica. In this regard persons concerned about relatives in those areas are being requested to submit information of Saint Lucians residing in affected areas for us to attempt to make contact or facilitate assistance...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Significant drug seizure and arrest in Bimini - Sep 21, 2017 - 9:16:59 AM

Officers of the Bimini Division along with DEU Officers made a significant drug arrest on North Bimini on Wednesday 20th September 2017.

Reports are that around 11:00pm, officers while on routine patrol in the area of Kings Highway, North Bimini, observed a suspicious vehicle. Officers stopped and searched the vehicle where they discovered (9) nylon bags, each containing suspected marijuana. The male occupants who are both residents of Bimini were arrested and taken into custody...

Bahamas Weather

Alert #12 - Hurricane Maria moving away from Puerto Rico - Sep 20, 2017 - 10:11:51 PM

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THE CORE OF DANGEROUS HURRICANE MARIA IS GRADUALLY MOVING AWAY FROM PUERTO RICO... CONDITIONS NOW DETERIORATING OVER EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC…

HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF MAYAGUANA, INAGUA, CROOKED ISLAND, ACKLINS, LONG CAY, SAMANA CAY AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS...

Community

BTVI embraces online learning - Sep 20, 2017 - 8:59:48 PM

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Information Technology students at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) now have the opportunity to enroll in online courses.

The institution now offers several online courses including, but not limited to Project Management, Information Technology Fundamentals and Professional Performance.  Also, the entire Information Technology Entry Level certificate program can be completed online within 40-weeks.

Presently, there are 133 students enrolled in online courses at BTVI...

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