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Rotary Burger Van Gets Facelift from Bahamas Waste - Feb 20, 2018 - 11:34:01 PM

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Bahamians living on New Providence in the past two decades have likely seen the Rotary Club of East Nassau’s Burger van, which has become synonymous with the now world famous ‘Rotary Burger’. Over the past 20 years the Burger Van has been well recognized at fundraising efforts and assisted countless charities like BAARK, The Bahamas Humane Society, Bahamas National Trust and the Junior Baseball League of Nassau achieve their financial goals.

“The Burger Van has been a staple of our organization for a very long time” explained Llewellyn Burrows, Chairman of the Rotary Club’s Hamburger Van Committee...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Pintard says Fresh Start Graduates are ‘Part of the Solution’ - Feb 20, 2018 - 10:12:35 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard said if Grand Bahama is going to change, it will not be because there is someone crying in the wilderness about what is wrong, but rather about someone finding solutions.  “And the young people who are graduates of this Fresh Start Program are part of the solution,” he affirmed.

The Minister of Youth was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for Grand Bahama’s Fresh Start Program on Saturday at the Social Affairs Convention Centre.  Seventy-six persons graduated from the program and represented varied fields...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Long Island Hosts Successful Beach Clean-up at Dean’s Blue Hole - Feb 20, 2018 - 9:02:54 PM

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In an effort to beautify the beaches in Long Island, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s (BMOTA) Long Island Tourist Office hosted the first of many beach clean-ups at Dean’s Blue Hole on Feb. 10, 2018.
 
Students, second homeowners and visitors all came out to do their part in ridding the iconic beach of rubbish...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Inagua All Age School visits Speaker of the House of Assembly - Feb 20, 2018 - 4:35:53 PM

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The Hon. Halson Moultrie, Speaker of the House of Assembly, welcomed teachers and students of Inagua All Age School on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 during a courtesy call at the Speaker's Office. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Chinese Ambassador calls on Speaker of the House of Assembly - Feb 20, 2018 - 4:21:15 PM

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The Hon. Halson Moultrie, Speaker of the House of Assembly, made a presentation, during a courtesy call, to HE Huang Qinguo (left), Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Speaker's Office. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Lombard Odier & Cie pays courtesy call on Financial Services Minister - Feb 20, 2018 - 4:02:36 PM

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Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (left), welcomed Lombard Odier & Cie executives, Christophe Hentsch, partner/Head Office (centre), and Renaud Vielfaure, Local Managing Director, in a courtesy call at the Ministry on Monday, February 19, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Oban Energies commits to environmental preservation, education, research, housing - Feb 20, 2018 - 3:55:33 PM

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Officials of Oban Energies said Monday that the company will continue to engage the East Grand Bahama community in meaningful ways as it proceeds towards the completion of the approval process and commencement of their $4 billion investment in East Grand Bahama.

This includes continued support of training and education, the environment, community projects, and the local supplier and local employment programmes established by the company...

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Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival on Tap for 2018 - Feb 20, 2018 - 11:57:30 AM

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The Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival, founded by Patricia Oakes Leigh-Wood, scheduled for April 11-15, 2018 is in its 6th year and will now cover the whole island, north to south. The new venues are The Other Side and Jack's Bay Club which are not normally open to the public, so these beachside concert locales will be an excellent opportunity to visit these two unique resorts.

Held in aid of the special educational projects and scholarships at The Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour, this is without question an amazing way to enjoy the beauty of Eleuthera and fantastic jazz... 

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Exuma is ALIV - Feb 20, 2018 - 11:04:25 AM

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February 20, 2018 ALIV, is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand-new store on the island of Exuma.  The store is located in George Town.

Long Island is scheduled to go live in the upcoming weeks. The launch on both islands, was postponed due to the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Michelle last year. The last island launch was held in Andros last November...

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Madame Adassa to Show The Empress Warrior Collection at Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 - Feb 20, 2018 - 10:19:25 AM

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MADAME ADASSA is the talk of the city as Fashion Designer, Marsha Vacirca presents her captivating collection at Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2018 Season (VFW). The featured brand is mostly couture, fusing European and Caribbean influences; a celebration of the designer's cultural background. While the brand's collection was launched as an ode to her grandmother, it's also a celebration of all things woman.

Vancouver Fashion Week is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award-winning designers from over 25 global fashion capitals.

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Dyson Knight & Wendi are ‘Book Smart’ - Feb 20, 2018 - 9:18:09 AM


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The Dynamic Duo Teams Up with Elite Soca/Dancehall Producers DJ Jonny Blaze, Static And Dj Sultan To Launch First Song Of 2018.

In their first duet since the game-changing hit "Happy Hour", Dyson Knight and WENDI's latest release "BOOK SMART" has them sounding like the sonic proprietors of 2018!

This dynamic song sits on the Hips Sing Riddim produced by Billboard charting songwriters/visionaries/producers DJ Jonny Blaze, Stadic and DJ Sultan...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Signs Heads of Agreement for $4 Bil. Oil Refinery in Grand Bahama - Feb 19, 2018 - 9:48:40 PM

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Officials of the Government of The Bahamas and Oban Energies on Monday signed the Heads of Agreement for a $4 billion project planned for East Grand Bahama.

The signing took place less than five days after Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis announced in the House of Assembly that the Cabinet of the Bahamas had given Oban Energies the go-ahead to commence the process that will lead to construction of an oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Workshop held for Determining National Strategy for the Development of Statistics - Feb 19, 2018 - 9:38:48 PM

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The Ministry of Finance held a workshop designed to engage and seek the input of all key stakeholders before drafting the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS, which would benefit national planning and evidence-based decision making.   The workshop was held at SuperClubs Breezes, Monday, February 19, 2018.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said, “This strategy, we fully expect...

Arts & Culture

Legal Roundtable on Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents set for Feb. 20th - Feb 19, 2018 - 9:34:09 PM

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The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts announces the first of a series of events, a Legal Round Table. The round table discussion covers the legal steps for one to take in order to protect their creative works via Copyright, Trademarks and patents. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday February 20th, 7pm at Mackey Media Studios located at Grand Lucayan behind the former Paradise Jewels, just outside of the old casino exit.
 
Admission is free for members and and $5 donation for non members. Seating is limited and available via online registration at: performingarts242.com. The presenter for the evening is BFPA Legal Affairs Director, Attorney Jacy Whitaker.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Tourism Has Meeting with Executives of Paradise Island Promotion Board - Feb 19, 2018 - 8:42:59 PM

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Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar (centre) met with members of the Paradise Island Promotion Board at the Ocean Club Boardroom, February 19, 2018.  Board Members, pictured from left: John Conway, Interim Chairman (Ocean Club, A Four Season Resort Bahamas}; George Myers, Chairman Emeritus (Bay View Suites, Paradise Island); Audrey Oswell, President & Managing Director, Atlantis Paradise Island; Minister D’Aguilar; William Naughton, Vice-Chairman/Paradise Island (Comfort Suites Paradise Island)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grand Bahama Labour on the Blocks A Success - Feb 19, 2018 - 8:16:07 PM

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Hundreds of job seekers turned out in full force at The Ministry of Labour and Department of Labour’s first ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’ in Grand Bahama on Saturday, 17 February as they registered for jobs with the Department of Labour’s employment data bank and local companies attending the event.

The event was a smashing success. On hand to personally welcome and greet the job seekers was the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes...

Community

Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss - Recipient of The 2017 Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award - Feb 19, 2018 - 7:00:49 PM

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*On Saturday, February 17th, 2018, Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss was awarded The 2017 Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award by The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation.

REV. DR. C. B. MOSS THB, D. D. J. P., Service to others has been a way of life for the Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss. It is when he is assisting someone, or contributing to a worthy cause that he feels most fulfilled. He was born in the remote Island of Acklins and shortly thereafter he moved to New Providence with his family, settling in Grants Town..

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Hundreds of Job Seekers Register at Labour on the Blocks Job Fair in Grand Bahama - Feb 19, 2018 - 6:50:20 PM

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Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, on Saturday said he was pleased with the Labour on the Blocks Job Fair: over 1,000 people turned up hoping to find employment or better opportunities.

The job fair, said the Minister, was very important as the Labour Department in Freeport receives a number of requests for Labour Certificates. These, he said, are known as NOVs or Notice of Vacancies and in order for a company to get a work permit, they must demonstrate that there are no Bahamians available to fill the position...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama - Found firearm - Traffic accident - Feb 19, 2018 - 3:57:41 PM


Found firearm:Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit uncovers an illegal firearm.

On Sunday 18th February 2018, shortly after 3:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information...

Traffic accident: Police in Grand Bahama, are investigating a traffic accident that has left an 18 year old male, of Hepburn Town Eight Mile Rock, in critical condition at the Rand Memorial Hospital..

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Governor General Presents Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award to Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss - Feb 19, 2018 - 1:37:21 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite attended the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation's 54th Annual Ball on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Melia Nassau Beach resort.  The Governor General is pictured (left) being welcomed to the event by the heart foundation's Chairman Roy Barnes and Mrs. Marilyn Cambridge, and also greeting Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss and Mrs. Francisca Moss and other guests upon her entrance.  The highlight of the evening was presentation of the 50th Anniversary Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award, which was given to Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss...

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