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Last Updated: May 22, 2018 - 6:58:02 PM


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

RBDF Passing Out Parade - May 22, 2018 - 6:39:41 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addressed the New Entry 55 & Woman Entry 24 Passing Out Parade at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base on May 18, 2018 at which there were 111 recruits who completed
18 weeks of basic New Entry training.  Minister Dames is pictured
seated centre, with Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel, centre left.  Minister Dames is also inspecting the guard, and presenting awards to Marine Recruit Phenton Miller, winner of Training Officer Award; Marine Recruit William Murphy, winner of Best Male Recruit Award; and Marine Recruit Christin Reckley, winner of Best Female Recruit Award...

Arts & Culture

Bahamian artist commemorates Royal Wedding with "Mother's Blessing" - May 22, 2018 - 3:57:22 PM

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Premier Bahamian ‘celebrity artist’ Jamaal Rolle recently placed brush to canvas to commemorate the Royal Wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The painting entitled “Mother’s Blessing” depicts a heavenly image of the late Princess Diana as she smiles on the new union of her son Harry and Meghan embracing with a kiss on their wedding day.

Jamaal Rolle previously met Prince Harry during his visit to The Bahamas on March 4th, 2012, for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. During Prince Harry’s visit, Jamaal presented the young Prince with a portrait that he created...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Traffic Fatality - May 22, 2018 - 3:41:09 PM


Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that has left a male dead.

Reports are that on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, shortly before 7:00am, police were called to a traffic accident on Queens Highway, West End, Grand Bahama, in the area of Pelican Lake, involving a silver four door 2008 Honda Fit driven by a lone male driver...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis tours Grand Bahama’s ‘Goombay Land’ ahead of Official Re-Opening - May 22, 2018 - 3:30:22 PM

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During his monthly visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, May 18, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, toured the family-owned ‘Goombay Land’ facility.

Twenty-one years following the closing of the property, which originally opened in 1989 by Reginald, also known as “Mr. Reg,” and Denyse Albury, the family oriented business has scheduled a re-dedication and grand opening for June 2018...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Medal Presentation for Family Island Nominees of 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' - May 22, 2018 - 2:09:58 PM

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The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, hosted a medal presentation ceremony for Family Island Nominees of the 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' at Government House on Friday evening, May 18, 2018.  The students are pictured proudly displaying their medals and trophies.  At centre-right is Dr. Ricardo Deveaux, president and CEO of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

AG Bethel addresses financial services industry officials on Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill - May 22, 2018 - 1:13:31 PM

The recent introduction of the Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill, 2018 in the House of Assembly, provided the Government of The Bahamas with an opportunity to take a proactive stance against certain global initiatives the country is currently facing with regards to the financial services industry.

And also signaled “the urgency for the Administration to have a meaningful consultation on this issue” with members of the local industry...

Community

Minister Lloyd to request Increased funding for BTVI - May 22, 2018 - 1:01:38 PM

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Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd declared that we need the best and brightest in technical and vocational fields as he delivered keynote remarks at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) Commencement Ceremony at Melia Nassau Beach on Friday, May 18, 2018.

With the increased demand for technical and vocational graduates not yet being met through BTVI, and in light of the country’s insistent need for more persons with those skills, Minister Lloyd stated that his Ministry is requesting increased government funding for BTVI...

Community

RUBiS Continues Support of Cancer Awareness - May 22, 2018 - 12:29:31 PM

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RUBiS Bahamas Limited is a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming 17th Annual Cancer Society Gala Ball, held this year at the Atlantis, Paradise Island under the theme “Met Gala: Colours of Life”. Funds raised at the ball will assist the Cancer Society in operating programmes aimed at the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer, including providing temporary housing for Bahamians from the Family Islands undergoing cancer treatment in Nassau.

The sponsorship serves as a continuation of RUBiS’ multifaceted campaign of raising cancer awareness. During its Cancer Awareness Month the company hosted several exciting initiatives aimed at increasing employee knowledge of the many different types of cancer and their causes.

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Tues., May 22 - May 22, 2018 - 10:36:05 AM


Bahamas public forecast

Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

General situation: An upper level trough across the Eastern Gulf Of Mexico continues to bring moist unstable weather toward the Northwest Bahamas and Florida. Meanwhile, a strong high pressure system in the Central atlantic waters maintains brisk winds over the area...

Arts & Culture

Jalan Harris’ Exhibition opens on May 31 - May 22, 2018 - 10:32:38 AM

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Jalan Harris’ Inaugural Exhibition entitled “Sankofa: The Madonna Diaries” will open at Doongalik Studios on Thursday, May 31 from 6-9pm.

'SANKOFA' is a word in the Twi language from the Akan tribe in Ghana which means, 'to go back and get it'. A bird most commonly represents Sankofa with its head turned backwards, carrying a previous egg in its mouth dropping it onto its back...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery - Shooting incident - May 22, 2018 - 9:00:37 AM

Police seek public’s help in solving armed robbery: Police are asking members of the public, to come forth with any information they may have in solving two armed robberies, which occurred Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018.

In the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 12:00 midnight, a man was standing outside his home on Malaysia Way, Elizabeth Estate...

Investigates shooting incident: Police are investigating a shooting incident overnight, which has left an adult male with serious injuries...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Police in Bimini discover dangerous drugs on 2 separate incidents - May 22, 2018 - 8:35:38 AM


In the first incident, on Monday 21st May 2018, shortly around 7:00pm, police in Bimini acting on information, went to an area in Porgy Bay near the Northern Grave Yard, where they discovered in a bushy area, a black plastic bag containing a quantity of suspected marijuana. The total weight is one pound and a quarter ounces, with a street value of one thousand and sixty dollars.

In a second incident, on the same date, shortly after 8:00pm, officers of the Bimini Division, acting on information, went to the Radio Beach area in Porgy Bay and discovered a white plastic bag near a meter box with a quantity of suspected marijuana...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Suspects to be arraigned in court - Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered, 1 person in custody - May 22, 2018 - 8:03:18 AM


Suspects to be arraigned in court: Police are pleased to report that thirteen (13) suspects will appear in the Magistrate Court on Monday, 22nd May, 2018, at 2:00pm to be formally charged with various offences...

Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs recovered, 1 person in custody: The enduring and dedicated work of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force has led to one illegal firearm and a quantity of dangerous drugs...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: DEU Officer uncover illegal firearm and ammunition - May 22, 2018 - 7:15:38 AM


Reports are that on Sunday 20th May 2018, shortly after 10:00pm, Officer of the Drug Enforcement Unit, while in the area of the Murchison Drive, in a private vehicle, observed a male acting suspicious near a derelict vehicle. The officer then proceeded to the area, and discover a .45 pistol with a magazine containing (7) .45 ammunition. The unknown male made good his escape on foot.

Investigation is continuing in this matter...

News

University of The Bahamas Academic Regalia - May 21, 2018 - 9:11:18 PM


The University of The Bahamas Commencement Ceremony honours and celebrates the hard work, dedication and perseverance of our students who are proudly crossing the threshold to become graduates of our beloved institution. As a time-honoured tradition, Commencement has special significance for all academic communities and ours is no different...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

Message from OAS Secretary General on Elections in Venezuela - May 21, 2018 - 7:58:09 PM


Yesterday was an infamous day for democracy in the Americas. Faced with the strength of democracy in the regional consciousness, the dictator Maduro tried – without success – to give a democratic veneer to his totalitarian regime.

And that is impossible. Totalitarianism and democracy cannot coexist. The elections of yesterday in Venezuela were an exercise without the minimum guarantees for the people....

Community

Press members bade farewell to Gina Morley - May 21, 2018 - 2:58:31 PM

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Members of the media paid final respects to former journalist and Attorney-at-Law, Gina Patrice Morley, 55, on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
The Rite of a Christian Burial for Gina was held at St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church on Bernard Road, Fox Hill. Officiating were Fr Noël Clarke and Reverend Ricardo Demeritte. Her body was interred at St Anselm’s Catholic Cemetery.

Gina began worked as a reporter at the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (ZNS) for a short while and then pursued Law – studying at Cave Hill in Barbados and then onto The Norman Manley Law School in Kingston, Jamaica. She was called to both The Bahamas Bar and Jamaican Bar Associations.

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Alpitour World Introduces New Flight to Grand Bahama Island - May 21, 2018 - 9:46:11 AM


As the market for direct airlift from European countries has expanded throughout The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island has steadily become the destination of choice when it comes to attracting the Italian visitor.

With miles of white-sand beach and a tranquil environment, Grand Bahama Island and its local stakeholders have been well positioned to benefit from the summer charter service...

News : International

Zimbabwe begins process to re-join Commonwealth; observers invited to July elections - May 21, 2018 - 9:34:42 AM

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Zimbabwe has applied to re-join the Commonwealth. The proposal came in a letter dated 15 May to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland from Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The Secretary-General was delighted to receive the letter.  “I whole-heartedly echo the sentiments of Heads of Government who have said twice, in 2009 and subsequently in 2011, that they very much look forward to Zimbabwe’s return when the conditions are right. Zimbabwe’s eventual return to the Commonwealth...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Featured at Our Kids World - May 20, 2018 - 6:21:15 PM

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Children of all ages along with their parents and families came from near and far to participate in the 16th Annual Our Kids World Family Fun Fest held April 28 and 29, at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Islands Of The Bahamas, including Bahamasair and Sandyport Beach Resort, were prominently featured at the two-day show, which attracted more than 20,000 families. 

The premier South Florida event, which is held twice per year, in April and August, was organized by Alpha Media Network, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s (BMOTA) newest partner and featured some of the popular characters from Disney Films including Moana, Princess Ariel...

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