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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Note of condolence on the passing of Kofi Annan - Aug 19, 2018 - 9:54:47 PM

It was with great sadness that The Bahamas learned of the passing of Mr Kofi Annan,
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate.

He was a global statesman who always strived for the best in finding common ground to resolve differences in the world.

Mr Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat, was the seventh Secretary-General to lead the UN, during the period 1997-2006...

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Tribute to James Catalyn by the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture - Aug 19, 2018 - 9:03:29 PM

Tribute to Mr. James Catalyn Cultural Icon, Legend and Warrior by
The Hon. Lanisha Rolle Minister Of Youth, Sports And Culture:

Bahamian cultural, legend, icon and warrior James Julius Catalyn passed away on Saturday August 18, 2018. He was 78 years old.

James Julius Catalyn was born on January 6th, 1940 in the Pond of East Shirley Street near to St. Matthews Parish to the late Theresa Elizabeth Major formerly of Roses Long Island.  James received his education at the Sands School, the Worrell School and Eastern Senior School where he graduated in 1956. He began writing poetry and plays at the age of 16 years...

Bahamian Politics

Press Conference statement by Opposition Leader on recent public issues - Aug 19, 2018 - 4:16:07 PM

Today I have called you here to challenge you and the public to demand answers from The Bahamas government, the Prime Minister and the Attorney General in particular about the conduct of his Government and the agents of the state.

It has been more than 48 hours since the affidavit I saw filed in the Shane Gibson matter made allegations of serious misconduct on the part of the prosecution.  There has been no reply from the Government.
At the very least this demands a word from the Government that they have not been involved in prosecutorial misconduct...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Participation in 2018 Oshkosh Aviation Conference a smashing success - Aug 19, 2018 - 3:58:01 PM

“The 2018 EAA AirVenture Conference in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is over, but the Islands of The Bahamas made quite an impression there and seized additional business opportunities for its tourism and aviation sectors,” so said Captain Greg Rolle, Sr. Director of Vertical Markets and Aviation at The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA).

Captain Rolle, who is the only non-North American to have ever served as Chairman of the influential International Federal Partnership (IFP) organization, said, “The Bahamas is the only country, outside of the USA and Canada, to be a part of the prestigious IFP, which works closely with Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) representatives on this event. 

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PM honoured Telator Strachan as a National Builder - Aug 18, 2018 - 8:36:09 PM

In a State-Recognized Funeral for former Senator Telator Cumi Strachan on Friday, August 17, 2018, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis described the straw businessperson as a loyal and dedicated nation builder.

“She was a woman of service to her family, her church and her country,” the Prime Minister said as he delivered condolences before a packed Faith United Missionary Baptist Church on Faith United Way off Baillou Hill Road...

Bahamian Politics

DNA - Moody’s: Government must address fiscal policy credibility - Aug 18, 2018 - 7:06:02 PM

The recent credit opinion released on The Bahamas by Moody’s only highlighted the points that have been repeatedly raised by the Bahamian people. In maintaining our sovereign rating at Baa3 with a negative outlook, the rating agency focused on the fundamentals and prospects of the Bahamian economy under the current administration.

There were hardly any new revelations in Moody’s report that calls for the commendation of the Government. On a positive note, the rating agency acknowledged The Bahamas’ strong institutional framework, the policy credibility of the Central Bank and macroeconomic stability...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

State-Recognized Funeral held for former Senator Telator Strachan - Aug 18, 2018 - 5:15:29 PM

The nation bid farewell to Telator Cumi “Sister” Strachan, during a State-Recognized Funeral Service, Friday, August 17, 2018.

The former Senator, entrepreneur, and licensed minister of the gospel was celebrated as a Bahamian patriot, a national hero, a political warrior, and a freedom fighter by relatives, former colleagues, neighbours, past and present government officials, religious leaders and friends during a service at Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Baillou Hill Road South...


Miller-Uibo wins Birmingham 200m - Aug 18, 2018 - 1:53:19 PM

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas set a Meeting Record of 22.15 in the Women's 200m at the 2018 Müller Grand Prix Birmingham, UK.

Her time was 22.15. Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith came second with 22.31, and Netherland's Dane Schippers came third with 22.41 while Sherika Jackson of Jamaica took fourth with 22.55.

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat. Aug 18 - Aug 18, 2018 - 11:10:05 AM

Bahamas public forecast

Forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight Saturday 18th August 2018

General situation: An upper level trough across the Northwest Bahamas along with several weaker troughs passing through the area in the lower levels continue to enhance convective activity across the Bahamas as surface high pressure ridge continues over the area.
Special warnings: Boaters should be vigilant for waterspout activity today. Boaters in the Southeast Bahamas should exercise caution for moderate surf and dangerous rip currents mainly along East coast beaches...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drugs Arrest - Aug 18, 2018 - 10:50:35 AM

In the first incident on Friday 17th August 2018, shortly after 12:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit along with officers of the Central Detective Unit and Rapid Response, acting on information and armed with a search warrant, went to a residence on Hearne Lane where they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana. A male suspect who resides at that residence was arrested and taken into police custody.

In the second incident, shortly after 5:00pm on Friday 17th August 2018, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, while in the Coral Gardens area conducted a search of a dilapidated building, where they discovered a quantity of suspected marijuana and forty .45 rounds of ammunition...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Bursary Scholarship Awards recipients to attend UB - Aug 17, 2018 - 2:13:24 PM

Dreams of university education will be realized for 546 high school graduates who are now recipients of the National Bursary Scholarship Award.  On Thursday evening, August 16, deserving high school students from across The Bahamas were recipients of scholarships and other tuition assistance at the National Bursary Scholarship Award Ceremony at Melia Nassau Beach resort.

The award programme provides scholarships for qualifying students to attend the University of The Bahamas (UB) and obtain a four-year degree...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Tourism reveals strong positive trends in international arrivals - Aug 17, 2018 - 1:17:05 PM

International arrivals in The Bahamas show a solid growth of +10.2 percent year-to-date, maintaining the tourism turnaround that began in October of 2017. The growth trend is driven by strong performance from the U.S. but a 29.6 percent increase through July in arrivals from Canada is also contributing to the overall growth story. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation restarted robust marketing and communications efforts in North America telling The Bahamas travel story to consumers by bringing travel journalists and digital influencers to the country...

News : Local

Defence Force rescues Jet Ski occupants and retrieves body from sea - Aug 16, 2018 - 11:52:46 PM

Two individuals are counting their blessings after they were rescued from waters near Potters' Cay on Thursday afternoon by Royal Bahamas Defence Force Military Divers and Marines attached to the Defence Force's Harbour Patrol Unit.

Shortly after 4:00 pm Thursday, two Bahamian occupants – an adult male and a young child were riding a Jet Ski on the eastern side of Potters' Cay Dock when they lost control, causing the Jet Ski to overturn. Marines in the area immediately jumped into the water and pulled both individuals to safety...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Education Minister tours Grand Bahama schools - Aug 16, 2018 - 8:27:31 PM

Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd visited Grand Bahama on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to view the preparations taking place at schools on the island, as the date draws near for schools across the country to re-open.
The Education Minister and his delegation, made up of the Permanent Secretary and other Ministry of Education officials, toured Holmes’ Rock Junior High school, which is still in the process of being completed, Bartlett Hill Primary, Eight Mile Rock High School, as well as Freeport Primary and Walter Parker Primary schools....


Recording Academy announces new Advocacy Committee; reinforces commitment to Creatorsʹ Rights - Aug 16, 2018 - 4:10:58 PM

Today, the Recording Academy™ announced that two-time GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair and four-time GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter Harvey Mason Jr. will lead the Academy's National Advocacy Committee as co-chairs. Joined by Committee members Sue Ennis, Lalah Hathaway, Booker T. Jones, and Nile Rodgers, the Committee's immediate focus is ensuring that the Senate passes the Music Modernization Act, which would be the first major reform to music copyright law in decades...

News : Local

TCL Group Business Outlook expected to factor in Andros economy rebound - Aug 16, 2018 - 3:59:40 PM

Androsians have high hopes that the upcoming 6th Andros Business Outlook will be key to the recovery of the island’s economy, which was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in late 2016. This year’s lineup will include a special workshop by the Department of Inland Revenue and a presentation on the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

MOTA official statement on the passing of David L. Johnson - Aug 16, 2018 - 2:42:20 PM

The Ministry of Tourism, its staff and officers, join with the Minister of Tourism, The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar; Permanent Secretary, Mr. Charles Albury and Director General, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, in extending sincere condolences to the family of the late David L. Johnson, former Director General of Tourism.

Mr. Johnson’s long career in the Tourism Industry began some 45 years ago, when he, along with six other Bahamians, was identified as a Management Trainee for positions overseas in the Bahamas Tourist Offices...


Recording Academy™ statement on the passing of Aretha Franklin - Aug 16, 2018 - 2:30:18 PM

Aretha Franklin was an incomparable artist who came to be recognized as one of the most profound voices in music. Known universally as the Queen of Soul, she solidified her legendary status in the late 1960s with chart-topping recordings that included "Respect," "A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)," and "Think." During her six-decade career Aretha earned 44 GRAMMY® nominations, 18 GRAMMY Awards...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Hubert Minnis paid respects to the Late Telator Strachan, OBE, Former Senator - Aug 16, 2018 - 2:02:29 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis paid respects to the late Former Senator Mrs. Telator Cumi Strachan, OBE, as she lay in state in the Foyer of the Senate, August 16, 2018.  He also signed the Book of Condolence to the family, as President of the Senate the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith and Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie, pictured, looked on.  Mrs. Strachan was a prominent straw craft businesswoman who made valuable contributions to nation building.  Her State-Recognized Funeral is scheduled for Friday morning, August 17, at Faith United Baptist Church...


Bahamas against Crime to Host September Conference, Vigil - Aug 16, 2018 - 1:58:04 PM

In a move to stamp out the exploitation of children, Bahamas Against Crime is hosting a conference to address, and hopefully, arrest this issue of grave concern.

“The high level of crimes against children and the exploitation of children in The Bahamas is cause for great alarm,” said the organization’s executive director, Rev Dr C.B. Moss.

“This is particularly true in the area of criminal activities, workplace ill treatment, sexual abuse and human trafficking...

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