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Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Thursday, December 14th - Dec 14, 2017 - 11:08:05 AM

Weather forecast for today and tonight, Thursday 14th December 2017

General situation:
A reinforcing cold front across the Southeast Bahamas will stall over the Southeastern islands today. High pressure ridge will build over the Northwest and Central Bahamas in the wake of the front

Northwest and Central Bahamas Weather: Sunny and mild today turning fair and cool at night...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir at Trinity Methodist Church - Dec 13, 2017 - 9:52:51 PM

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The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, attended the Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir on Tuesday evening, December 12, 2017 at Trinity Methodist Church, Frederick Street.  Standing next to the Governor General is Director of the Choir, Mr. Dexter Fernander. 

(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Transport and Local Government Minister visits Cat Island and meets with Local Government and other officials - Dec 13, 2017 - 8:00:57 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, recently led a delegation of senior officers to Cat Island where he met with Local Government practitioners and other stakeholders.

Accompanying the Minister were: Permanent Secretary, Lorraine Armbrister; Director of Local Government, Cephas Cooper; Controller of Road Traffic, Ross Smith; Port Controller,  Cyril Roker; Director of Meteorology, Trevor Basden; Post Master General (Actg), Jennifer Johnson;  and Chief Training Officer in the Department of Local Government, Lashanta Greenslade...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

GB Students Join Global Technology Initiative called “Hour of Code” - Dec 13, 2017 - 7:10:00 PM

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With Grand Bahama’s first Tech Summit only a month in the past, already, some positive effects from the Summit are being felt among the students of Freeport.

On Monday, December 11, students from Sunland Baptist Academy and Jack Hayward High School participated in what is called “an Hour of Code,” simultaneously with children around the globe.  In fact, Sunland and Jack Hayward were pacesetters in officially establishing Grand Bahama as part of the worldwide Program...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Governor General Makes Annual Christmas visit to Grand Bahama’s Rand Hospital - Dec 13, 2017 - 6:12:26 PM

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A message of thankfulness was shared on Wednesday, December 13, by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during the 19th Annual Governor General’s Visit to the Rand Memorial Hospital, under the theme “Celebrating our Health Partners.”

“I am aware that the hurricane which affected Grand Bahama, Abaco and Bimini earlier this year has been a source of deep concern because of the resulting damage and disruption this natural disaster brought to some.  Notwithstanding this, we must ever be thankful that no lives were lost, and that we are enabled to press forward to recover and renew our activities and our communities.”...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Junior Junkanoo Press Statement & Results - Dec 13, 2017 - 3:36:32 PM

On December 9th, 2017, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – in conjunction with the National Junkanoo Committee (N.J.C) and title sponsor SOL Petroleum Bahamas Ltd. -- hosted the Junior Junkanoo Parade at Arawak Cay.
 
Due to extreme weather challenges, the parade was shortened. Twenty-two groups were scheduled to participate in the parade. However, only 19 participated. While all of these groups performed, they were not all able to be judged due to the inclement weather...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Mrs. Evelyn Stuart Receives visit from the Governor General for her Centenary - Dec 13, 2017 - 1:34:59 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling visited Mrs. Evelyn Stuart at her home on Tuesday, and presented her with flowers.  Mrs. Stuart celebrates her 100th birthday on December 13, 2017.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)



Community

Scotia Wealth Management partners with Rotary Club of Old Fort - Dec 13, 2017 - 1:04:42 PM

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Scotia Wealth Management is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Old Fort’s (RCOF) 1st Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Auction.  The two Scotia Wealth Management Offices at Scotia House, 404 East Bay Street and 301 Albany Financial Center have been festively adorned by Rotarians via this noteworthy partnership.

“We commend the Rotary Club of Old Fort on its efforts and are thrilled that, this year, our holiday décor has a philanthropic purpose as proceeds will be used to impact persons in the communities where we live and work,” said Perry A. Rolle, Deputy Managing Director, Scotia Wealth Management...

News : Grand Bahama

BTC Northern Team say thanks to Retailers - Dec 13, 2017 - 12:50:29 PM

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Yesterday, on what was arguably the coldest day on Grand Bahama this year, the northern BTC Enterprise Sales and Marketing Team warmed things up with a special luncheon to say thank you to their loyal clients. The luncheon which was held at The Lucayan Manor House, was an opportunity for guests were invited to mingle in a relaxed environment and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season.

“Each year we take the time to say thank you to our valued corporate clients and retailers,” said Leteasha Lord, BTC Northern Bahamas Marketing and PR Lead. “This year we opted for a more intimate and Christmas themed event...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Poinsettias for the Governor General - Dec 13, 2017 - 12:01:35 PM

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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre), Governor General, received an array of Poinsettias from the Grounds and Beautification Division of Bahamas National Pride organization, at Government House, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Governor General Hosts Annual Leader of the Opposition Christmas Luncheon - Dec 13, 2017 - 11:43:44 AM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) hosted the Annual Leader of the Opposition Christmas Luncheon at Government House on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Pictured from left: Senator, Dr. the Hon. Michael Darville; Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Davis; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Deputy Leader, Mr. Chester Cooper; Senator, the Hon. Clay Sweeting and Senator, the Hon. Jobeth Coleby-Davis.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bradley Roberts presented the Governor General with a copy of his book - Dec 13, 2017 - 11:36:19 AM

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Bradley Roberts presented Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling with a copy of his book, 'Big Bad Brad' during a Courtesy Call at Government House on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

Community

Dog Days Half-Marathon the perfect New Year’s Resolution! - Dec 13, 2017 - 11:02:29 AM

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Most people will say that sports has an amazing, way of making a positive impact in society. Whether it's helping children, communities or even nations, sports make a difference on a daily basis.  Organizations now are using sport to raise money for worthy causes, to boost local economies and most importantly to get people active.

As people make their New Year’s resolutions, Grand Bahamians are hoping they will add the fourth Annual Dog Days Event on their to-do-list.  Scheduled for March 24th, 2018, organizers are gearing up for another competitive event with sponsors already hoping on board to be part of this annual success...

Entertainment

Phluid Phactory & Passport Gang present the Black Bottle Concert live performance by RICK ROSS & FRIENDS - Dec 23rd - Dec 13, 2017 - 9:30:46 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Phluid Phactory & Passport Gang Present The Black Bottle Concert Live Performance by RICK ROSS & FRIENDS  Saturday December 23rd, 2017  at Goombay Park, International Bazaar

Music by: Passport Gang Tiko T- DJ Reem - King D-Ano - DJ Slanks
Hosted By: Big Pun Gates open 10PM

Tickets Gen. Admission: $20| VIP $50| All Access $100...

News : International : Caribbean News

Caribbean Export: Who will represent the Region's private sector - Dec 13, 2017 - 9:12:23 AM

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The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the world’s largest donor organization, the European Union, pulled together some of the region’s most influential business leaders and private sector representative organisations to answer this very question last week at a Private Sector Engagement Meeting in Kingston, Jamaica.

The meeting included a feature address from former Prime Minister of Jamaica Mr Bruce Golding who stressed that the region’s private sector collectively has the power to effect positive change in the region’s legislation and to drive the business climate in a manner that supports economic growth...

News : International : Caribbean News

Caribbean Native Heads Sister Cities International: Mr. Roger-mark De Souza appointed New President and CEO - Dec 13, 2017 - 7:04:08 AM

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Effective January 2nd, 2018, Mr. Roger-Mark De Souza, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, will become the new President and CEO of Sister Cities International, the national association of U.S. sister city organizations and the premier global leader in citizen diplomacy.  

“We are thrilled and honored to have Roger-Mark joining our team,” said Sister Cities International Board Chair and acting CEO Tim Quigley. “His experience conceptualizing tangible solutions to global issues, galvanizing public and private resources, and his passion for productive relationships that strengthen bonds worldwide make him the right fit to lead the Sister Cities International network movement at this crucial point in time...” 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police seek police public's help in overnight murder - 2 armed robbery suspects captured by police - 278 drivers ticketed - Dec 13, 2017 - 6:33:10 AM

Police seek police public's help in overnight murder: Police are searching for the suspect/s responsible for a shooting that has left one male dead on Wednesday, 13th December, 2017... 

2 armed robbery suspects captured by police:
Quick action by Police has led to the arrest of two suspects shortly after they committed an armed robbery on Tuesday, 12th December, 2017...



News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Governor General Makes Annual Christmas visit to South Beach Health Centre - Dec 12, 2017 - 11:28:09 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, along with Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, with gives remarks during Public Hospital Authority's Annual Christmas Visit of the  Governor General to South Beach Health Centre, under the theme "Reducing Inequity, Improving Access" on Friday, December 8, 2017.  Performing for the occasion were students of C.V. Bethel Senior High School Band, and Calvary Deliverance Christian Academy. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

News : New Providence

WSC spreads Christmas cheer at Senior Citizens Center - Dec 12, 2017 - 10:23:20 PM

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While Christmas is traditionally a time for food, friends and family, some of our country’s elderly and most vulnerable citizens are often those who do not have holiday luxuries. With that in mind, the Water & Sewerage Corporation set out to bring holiday cheer to patients of the Yellow Elder Senior Citizens’ Center. Armed with gifts, games, Christmas carols as well as a traditional holiday meal with all the fixings, the team of WSC volunteers visited with those at the center to spread much needed Christmas cheer.

“This is a dream come true for our seniors,” said Yellow Elder Center Administrator, Veronica Hamilton. “Like everyone else, they love receiving gifts during the yuletide season...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm seized, 1 man in custody - Illegal drugs seized - Dec 12, 2017 - 9:36:32 PM

Illegal firearm seized, 1 man in custody:
Police have removed yet another firearm off the streets of New Providence on Monday, 11th December, 2017.  Shortly after 8:00pm officers from the Mobile Division, were on routine patrol on Palm Beach Street, when they heard gun shots coming from the area of Tucker Close. The officers went to the area when they observed a group of men standing in the street.

Illegal drugs seized: Reports are that shortly after 2:00pm on Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit acting on information conducted a search of a bushy area on Hard Rock Alley off Market Street, where they uncovered just over 36 pounds of marijuana... 

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