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UWP Concerned About SLP Sabotage - Sep 21, 2018 - 11:52:35 PM


The United Workers Party continues to be extremely concerned by the continued attempts of the St. Lucia Labour Party to undermine confidence in this administration with constant press statements which are baseless and unfounded.

In the latest attack on the government, Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre makes reference to $15M for Micoud Roads, and a further $13M for the La Ressource Road...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PMH’s Corey Newbold Ward gets renovated - Sep 21, 2018 - 7:41:27 PM


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The Corey Newbold Ward at Princess Margaret Hospital has been renovated.  Once completed it should add to the number of beds available at the hospital. 

(Photos/Courtesy of the Ministry of Health)

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Fri. Sept. 21 - Sep 21, 2018 - 12:30:05 PM


3-day Bahamas public forecast

Public forecast for today and tonight Friday 21st September 2018.

General situation: The combination of a westward moving mid to upper level low across the Northwest Bahamas and a tropical wave passing to the South of the area will help to trigger some showers and thunderstorms across the islands today.

Special warnings: Boaters should remain vigilant due to potential waterspout activity and beachgoers should exercise caution due to the slight risk of rip currents along east coast beaches today...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Police on the island of Bimini are investigating an alleged drowning - Sep 21, 2018 - 6:36:02 AM


Reports are that on Thursday 20th September 2018, shortly after 12:00pm, police were alerted of a drowning of a Bahamian male, who was a crew member on board a 45 ft. fishing vessel named “Dawn Celeste”. Further investigation revealed that while diving in waters of the Great Isaac, the victim was found lying at the bottom of the ocean unresponsive. He was taken to the Bimini Clinic, and later pronounced dead. An autopsy would be performed to determine the exact cause of death...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grand Lucayan one step closer to full operation; Gov’t. aims to restore GB Economy - Sep 20, 2018 - 9:03:39 PM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Mininis in his Contribution to the House of Assembly Debate on a Resolution to Guarantee the Purchase of the Grand Lucayan, September 20, 2018 stated,

“I rise in support of this Resolution, a necessary and critical step in the rescue and renewal of Grand Bahama.”

He said, “The redevelopment of Grand Bahama is essential for the ongoing economic recovery and development of the economy of The Bahamas.”  During his Contribution he spoke at length of the benefits of purchase of the resort, versus the trickle down dismal impact of not doing so...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Lauds Junkanoo at Senior Parade Seed Funding Presentation - Sep 20, 2018 - 6:09:17 PM


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During the Senior Junkanoo Seed Funding Presentation, on September 20, 2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle thanked the Junkanoo leaders, Junkanooers and Junkanoo fans who continued to ensure that The Bahamas preserves its identity and history through “this rich cultural experience called Junkanoo.”

“Our ancestors celebrated the art of Junkanoo, long before our Independence,” Minister Rolle noted at the event held at her Ministry's University Drive Head Office, stating it is a "tradition ingrained in the hearts, minds and souls of our people. It tells the story of who we were, how far we’ve come, and who we are today.”...

Bahamian Politics

Hon. I Chester Cooper House Contribution on the purchase of the Grand Lucayan - Sep 20, 2018 - 6:03:33 PM


Contribution To Resolution On Grand Lucayan Chester Cooper, Exumas And Ragged Island MP September 20, 2018:

Mr. Speaker, before I embark on the meat of my contribution of behalf of the people of Exuma & Ragged Island who I am grateful to represent, I begin with two statements of concern:

Firstly, I am greatly concerned about the state of Grand Bahama and her people. Grand Bahama is hurting. Plagued with high unemployment, the island needs new investment, new opportunities, new jobs and new growth...

Bahamian Politics

Davis warned Parliament that the Grand Lucayan Resort Sale is "A Bad Deal!" - Sep 20, 2018 - 5:52:43 PM


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Addressing the House of Assembly this week on the Government’s push to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort, Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave' Davis said not only is this move a ‘bad deal,’ but the FNM administration still has not presented an Agreement Of Sale to show publicly what is being done.

Davis noted that in 2016, the former government, while cognizant of the expiration of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA), took a fundamental decision to revise relevant concessions based on bipartisan considerations and recommendations of a six-member Review Committee. The intent of this effort...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis Contribution to Debate on Resolution to guarantee the purchase of the Grand Lucayan - Sep 20, 2018 - 5:06:04 PM


Nassau, Bahamas - Contribution to the Debate on the Resolution to Guarantee the Purchase of the Grand Lucayan Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister Wednesday, 19 September, 2018:

Mr. Speaker:

I rise in support of this Resolution, a necessary and critical step in the rescue and renewal of Grand Bahama.

The redevelopment of Grand Bahama is essential for the ongoing economic recovery and development of the economy of The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM Encourages young Bahamians to make use of the Small Business Development Centre - Sep 20, 2018 - 4:35:43 PM


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest encouraged Bahamians, especially young Bahamians, to make use of advisors within the Small Business Development Centre to help them get their new innovative and creative entrepreneurial ideas off the ground.

“What I am hoping we will spur through the Development Centre is a new cadre of risk takers, people who have ideas in their minds based on their experiences, their exposure, who will come to this Business Development Centre and sit down with our advisors and mentors and create, explore and research their ideas,” DPM Turnquest explained at the ‘Millionaires’ Mile Fireside Chat...

Community

BTVI strengthens City and Guilds’ Internal Framework - Sep 20, 2018 - 2:21:40 PM


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Twenty seven persons from The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) were recently in training sessions that focused on City and Guilds’ assessment and quality assurance.

This four-day training in New Providence came as BTVI further readies itself to offer City and Guilds courses and exams since securing accreditation by the United Kingdom-based London Institute. Over in Grand Bahama, Freeport Container Port apprentices started the program in October 2017...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Labour on the Blocks Job Fair – September 22 - Sep 20, 2018 - 1:42:32 PM


The Bahamas Department of Labour, after hosting seven (7) successful ‘Labour on the Blocks’ Job Fairs, prepares to host another on Saturday, 22nd September, 2018. 

The next ‘Labour on the Blocks’ event will be held at CV Bethel High School (East Street South) and will include the constituencies of Bamboo Town, Pinewood, South Beach, Garden Hills and Nassau Village...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

RBPF: Police on the island of Abaco discover large marijuana - Sep 20, 2018 - 10:52:59 AM


Reports are that on Wednesday 19th September 2018, shortly after 4:00pm, officers in the Abaco District, acting on information, proceeded to an area on Earnest Dean Highway, just south of the International Airport, where they discovered a large marijuana field with marijuana plants ranging from 1 ft. to 7 ft. in height.

The plants were all uprooted and collected. The total count of the plants are 387 plants, with a street value of $154,800.00...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police continues investigation into armed robbery - Sep 20, 2018 - 6:31:37 AM


Police continues investigation into armed robbery: Police on New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance with any information that can assist in solving an armed robbery which occurred Wednesday, 19th September, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00am, a male armed with a firearm entered a convenience store on Wulff Road west of Market Street, held an employee at bay and robbed the establishment of cash...

Illegal firearm ammunition drugs recovered: According to reports, shortly before 3:00pm, Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, Flying Squad Officers and RBDF Officers acting on information...

Community

Hundreds of volunteers in Nassau turn out to make a difference during International Coastal Cleanup - Sep 19, 2018 - 11:19:49 PM


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Several hundred volunteers turned out in a team effort to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup that took place in Nassau at South Beach on Saturday, September 15th.

 “It was heartening to see many volunteers from the local community, corporate and civic organizations, students and concerned neighbours come together and remove so much marine debris from the shoreline, beach and mangroves at South Beach,” said Te-Shalla Clarke, Education Supervisor for Dolphin Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island and Coordinator of ICC in New Providence...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PHA extends invite to BDU following walkout at PMH - Sep 19, 2018 - 7:50:49 PM


The Public Hospitals Authority has extended an invitation to meet with members of the Bahamas Doctors Union following a walkout today at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

Just last month the PHA met with the BDU to welcome its new slate of officers. It was at that meeting the PHA extended an invite to the Doctors Union for a future meeting which would afford the Union an opportunity to share their concerns...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Small Business Owners encouraged to go digital to boost their bottom line - Sep 19, 2018 - 5:55:55 PM


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One of the key objectives of the Government of The Bahamas is to establish the country as the ‘silicon valley’ of the Caribbean.  Consequently, the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) has embarked on several initiatives to meet this objective.

A technology workshop was held at BAIC's headquarters on Tuesday for small business owners who wish to enhance their businesses by having an online presence...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tourism Managers Participate in Domestic Tourism Marketing Workshop - Sep 19, 2018 - 5:07:08 PM


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Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Domestic Tourism, ‘Family of Islands’ managers participated in a recent workshop at Baha Mar that was geared to defining the authenticity and unique features of each designated island of The Bahamas and marketing, appropriately, to domestic and international audiences.  Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar addressed the workshop.  Minister D’Aguilar is also pictured, centre, in the group photo, with Deputy Director General of Tourism, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson at centre right; and Director of ‘Family of Islands’ Domestic Tourism department, Jacqueline Ramsay, centre left. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

USToo Prostate Cancer Support Representatives call on the Governor General - Sep 19, 2018 - 4:48:18 PM


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Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling received members of USToo Prostate Cancer and Support, Bahamas Chapter, of the Cancer Society in a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  Pictured from left: John Munnings, Wendell Barry, H.E. Dame Marguerite PIndling, and Hubert Pratt. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

'Tourism Money Never Done' Workshop - Sep 19, 2018 - 4:31:30 PM


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The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and the Bahamas Development Bank sponsored a 'Tourism Money Never Done' workshop -- linking small businesses and tourism on September 13 & 14 at the British Colonial Hilton.  Presenters Patrick Rahming and Brendan Foulkes are pictured conducting lectures with aspiring entrepreneurs.  The content of the workshop focused on “capturing the imagination of budding entrepreneurs who already have an inkling to start a tourism-related business and are seeking guidance and funding," as described by Minister of Tourism & Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar in a previous event announcing the planned workshop.  Up to $50,000 would be available from the Bahamas Development Bank for participants, depending on the project and its potential...

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