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Last Updated: May 24, 2019 - 2:57:05 PM


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NIB Family Island Offices Update - May 24, 2019 - 2:14:12 PM


The National Insurance Board wishes to advise that all Family Island offices resumed operations today, Friday, May 24, 2019, with the exception of Crooked Island and Nicholls Town, Andros.
 
Pension payments will be distributed today in North Eleuthera, Inagua, Fresh Creek, Andros and Bunches, Long Island.  

The National Insurance Board thanks all customers for your continued patience and understanding...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Starting a small business just faster and easier - May 24, 2019 - 1:15:27 PM


The Department of Inland Revenue (DIR) is continuing its efforts to improve ease of doing business by helping to speed up the process for entrepreneurs to start a new business. Provisional licences are now available for what the Department has termed “low-risk” businesses. It is granted as part of the business licence application process.

Low-risk businesses include home-based businesses, sole proprietors and other small businesses in non-regulated sectors. These types of businesses make up the bulk of small business start-ups...

Opportunities

HGTV Seeking Expat Buyers and Real Estate Agents in Nassau and Exuma - May 24, 2019 - 12:45:14 PM


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Have you realized that it is possible and more affordable than you expected to own and enjoy a piece of island living? Want to help showcase the idyllic paradise, vibrant culture, and laid back, friendly lifestyle that is The Bahamas? We want to hear from you!
In particular, expats who have recently purchased or are in escrow in Nassau,  New Providence, or Exuma.

We are also looking for real estate agents for the show!

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis addressed League of Haitian Pastors 25th International Crusade - May 24, 2019 - 12:30:00 PM


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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the League of Haitian Pastors 25th International Crusade at Church of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road, May 23, 2019.  The Prime Minister is pictured at podium addressing the congregation, as Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell (right) looks on. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

General Post Office, Town Centre Mall - Issue of Post Box Keys - May 24, 2019 - 12:04:02 PM


The Postmaster General wishes to advise the public that the General Post Office Town Center Mall will be issuing new post office box keys to the public as of Monday, May 27, 2019. 

The new post office box keys will be issued as follows...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Treat yourself this weekend at The Grand Lucayan - May 24, 2019 - 11:45:35 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - TREAT YOURSELF THIS WEEKEND
SUSHI Every Friday & Saturday 6pm - 10pm at CAPRI A LA CARTE FINE DINING
FRIDAY NIGHT BUFFET 6pm - 10pm at PORTOBELLOS
SUNDAY BRUNCH 12noon - 4pm at PORTOBELLOS
Children under 5 EAT FREE at buffets.

Special Room Rates available.

Make your appointment at SENSES SPA for your treatment.
Packages available.  Inquire about our Spa Parties...

News : New Providence

U.S. Embassy closure in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day Holiday - May 24, 2019 - 11:37:37 AM


The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NIB: Continued Service Level Disruptions and NIB Offices Closures - May 24, 2019 - 10:00:55 AM


The National Insurance Board wishes to advise the public that service levels will continue to be impacted today throughout New Providence and the Family Islands due to significant staff absences.

Consequently, the Wulff Road and Fox Hill Road locations will remain temporarily closed. NIB Headquarters will provide a full range of services, and customers should visit the Headquarters location on Balliou Hill Road to obtain services in New Providence...

Sports

The 2019 Bowl Season begins in The Bahamas - May 24, 2019 - 9:42:58 AM


The bowl season will begin in the Bahamas this year as the 2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl has been set for Friday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. ET.
The longest-running international bowl game in college football history will play its sixth edition once again in Nassau’s 15,000-seat Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, and the game will be broadcast in the United States for the sixth consecutive year by ESPN...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Murder suspect to be charged - Victim identified - Illegal firearm recovered - May 24, 2019 - 9:35:18 AM


Murder suspect to be charged: Police are pleased to announce that two adult males will be formally charged in Magistrate Court at 12:00 noon on Friday, 24th May, 2019 in connection with two homicide investigations...

Victim identified: Police have officially identified the male who was discovered dead on Sunday, 19th May, 2019 at Port New Providence, as Danny Roy Lee, 29 years of Great Britain. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of his death...

Illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 6:00pm Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, Anti-Gang and Firearms Officers, acting on information conducted a search of a bushy area on Quarry Mission Road and recovered a 9 millimeter pistol and 4 rounds of ammunition...

Sales & Promotions

Come and enjoy delicious Authentic Bahamian and American Cuisine at The Sandpiper Beach Bar & Grill - May 24, 2019 - 8:15:22 AM


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The Sandpiper Beach Bar & Grill at Coral Beach Hotel invites you to come on out and enjoy delicious Authentic Bahamian and American Cuisine in a beautiful oceanfront setting.  Choose from dishes such as Stir Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Caesar, Conch Fritters, Mahi Mahi Caesar, Stuffed Burger, Cracked Conch, Grilled Lobster,  Loaded Fries and more! Enjoy with your favorite Bahamian beverages.

Check out hour Happy Hour from 4pm - 7pm

Sandpiper Bar & Grill  open Sun - Thurs 11am - 8pm/ Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Governor General attends the Opening Service of MCCA Council Meeting - May 24, 2019 - 6:45:48 AM


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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) Council Meeting Opening Service, May 22, 2019 at Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church.  Photos show the Governor General, Presentation of Flags, and Parade of Clergy.   The theme of the council meeting is, "Facing The Task Unfinished: Imagine."  

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Activities for 46th Independence Celebrations announced - May 23, 2019 - 7:00:29 PM


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The country is gearing up to celebrate its 46th Anniversary of Independence on July 10.  As the nation prepares for the milestone, the Independence Anniversary Planning Committee advises the public of an array of activities being scheduled to commemorate this important occasion.

Chairman of the 46th Independence Anniversary Planning Committee, Mr. Mark Humes, along with committee members, held a press conference at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police Headquarters, on Thursday, May 23, to make the announcement...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NIB Notice: Family Island Update - Distribution of Pension Cheques - May 23, 2019 - 4:45:59 PM


The Natonal Insurance Board wishes to provide the following update with regard to Family Island operatons and the distributon of pension cheques:

The following ofces are closed:

  • Crooked Island
  • North Eleuthera
  • Bunches, Long Island
  • Inagua
  • Fresh Creek, Andros
  • High Rock, Andros (as of 12:00 p.m.)

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis opens General Post Office in Town Centre Mall - May 23, 2019 - 4:00:04 PM


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It was a celebratory mood as Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened the General Post Office in its new location, Town Centre Mall in the heart of the island of New Providence.

Staff members read poetry and sang songs, complemented with entertainment by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band – all in celebration of relocating to the new premises.  Also present were Cabinet Ministers, Senators, senior public officials and other invited guests...
 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

35th Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Championships open with greater participation - May 23, 2019 - 3:26:09 PM


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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held an opening ceremony for the 35th annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships, May 22, 2019 at the Thomas A. Robinson Sports Centre.  Athletes from over 60 primary schools throughout the country participated in a March-Past and were welcomed by the Ministry's Director of Sports, Tim Munnings, who acknowledged that "this is the largest number of participating schools."  Some schools were first time participants. Under Secretary of the Ministry, Renee Bullard, officially opened the event on behalf of Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle.  Participating athletes are pictured during their events...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Contractors Introduced to New Air Condition System at BTVI - May 23, 2019 - 2:52:58 PM


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Discount Air Condition Supplies recently partnered with The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to host a workshop introducing contractors and BTVI’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) instructors and students to a new pre-insulated duct system for central air systems.

The PIR-ALU is produced by Kingspan Insulation, S.A., a leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications.

Community

Young Meagan receives a CIBC FirstCaribbean scholarship to attend Windsor School - May 23, 2019 - 12:30:50 PM


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Young excellence was on full display at The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation’s 23rd Awards ceremony on Saturday.

Among 123 students honoured at the event was Meagan Storr, who placed in the top 25 per cent and received a CIBC FirstCaribbean-sponsored $2,000 scholarship to any secondary institution of her choice. Meagan, who attends The Meridian School, chose Windsor Preparatory School near Albany...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamian Vocalists and Brick City Band Give High Energy Performance at 2019 Beijing Expo - May 23, 2019 - 12:10:44 PM


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Hundreds of audience members cheered and danced as Bahamian vocalists joined with the Brick City Band for an high-energy performance on stage recently, at the Guirui Theatre, during the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 (Beijing Expo), Yanqing District, The People's Republic of China.

Julien "Believe" Thompson, Freddie Munnings, Jr., and Angel Reckley got the crowd electrified with Brick City Band members Julian Darville, Jackson Jeffer, Treco Johnson and Chineko Andrews. The team of visiting musicians will be performing a number of live performances in Beijing, through May 27, 2019...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Suspect arraigned on two counts of Attempted Murder - May 23, 2019 - 12:00:12 PM


Shawn Saunders age 47 years of #36 Perth Lane, South Bahamia, was arraigned on Thursday 23rd May 2019, before Deputy Chief Magistrate Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #1, on (2) counts of Attempted Murder. He was not required to enter a plea, the matter was adjourned to the 5th September 2019 for trial. Bail was denied and he was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until trial...

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