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PM Minnis brings remarks at Calvary Deliverance 36th Annual Convention - Jul 22, 2018 - 11:20:44 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis brought remarks at Calvary Deliverance on East Street South 36th Annual Convention, Sunday, 22 July 2018. Bishop James Newry, Senior Pastor welcomed Prime Minister Minnis back to the church. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Visits Empowerment Camp for Students - Jul 22, 2018 - 8:05:50 PM

“I am very proud of what I am seeing here in terms of food processing and the creation of handicrafts,” said Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard on his visit to the Department of Cooperatives Summer Programme: “Empowerment Camp” at C.C. Sweeting High School, Friday, July 20, 2018.

The programme is a hands-on training project where students learn how to operate and manage their own cooperatives, while at the same time learning agricultural processing skills...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis attends Junkanoo Summer Festival - Jul 22, 2018 - 7:40:01 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis attended the Junkanoo Summer Festival at Awarak Cay, Saturday, July 21, 2018. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

News : Local

Defence Force assists Police in recovery of Stolen Vessel - Jul 22, 2018 - 6:19:48 PM

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force‘s Northern Command assisted Police Officers stationed at Bimini in the recovery of a stolen vessel on Thursday morning.

After receiving information on Wednesday that a 21-ft open hull water craft was removed from the Taino Beach area in Freeport, Defence Force Patrol craft P-129 along with a Police patrol craft immediately began searching for the vessel... 

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Sun n Fun Adds Bahamas Aviation Ahead of October 1, Schedule - Jul 22, 2018 - 12:49:20 PM

Sun ‘n Fun International, Florida’s largest conference holder, which began a new tourism marketing partnership with The Bahamas on June 19, 2018, has commenced promoting general aviation and fly outs to The Islands Of The Bahamas ahead of its October 1 marketing launch.  Starting today, Sun ‘n Fun has added The Islands Of The Bahamas general aviation guidelines, benefits and diverse product offerings for private pilots desirous of flying into The Bahamas to its website www.flysnf.org/bahamas.  Also included on the website is the schedule for The Bahamas’ upcoming aviation seminars at the 2018 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh... Conference, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 22-30, 2018...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sun. July 22 - Jul 22, 2018 - 10:00:05 AM

Bahamas public forecast

This is the public forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight Sunday 22nd July 2018.

General situation: A weak trough that will move into the Northwest Bahamas together with a high pressure ridge will create unsettled weather over the Northwest Bahamas today.

Special warnings: Very high heat index expected today. Boaters should remain alert for the possible development of waterspouts...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Governor General attends 100th birthday of Victoria Sweeting - Jul 21, 2018 - 7:09:10 PM

On Saturday, July 21, 2018, Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling visited Hattie Victoria Sweeting who celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this month. Ms. Sweeting was born in Deep Creek, Eleuthera on July 12, 1918. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...


A Simple Formula to Produce Bahamian Scientists - Jul 21, 2018 - 4:37:37 PM

CV Bethel’s annual 12th grade Science Competition is helping Bahamian students prepare for a related career through a competitive battle with 200 of their peers striving to get the highest grades in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Graduating students Alexandria Armbrister, Natalia DaCosta, and Jenia Joseph emerged as this year’s victors, each winning a laptop with sponsorship from Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO)... 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Armed robbery suspect shot by Police - Traffic fatality leaves an adult male dead - Jul 21, 2018 - 3:18:36 PM

Armed robbery suspect shot by Police: According to reports, shortly after 6:00pm, on Friday, 20th July, 2018, Police received reports of a male in the area of Williams Lane off Shirley Street, who was wanted by police in connection with a number of armed robberies...

Police investigates traffic fatality: Police are investigating a traffic accident which has left an adult male dead...

Police investigates 2 shooting incidents: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating two shooting incidents Saturday, 21th July, 2018, which left two adult male with injuries...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Boating Incident - Jul 21, 2018 - 12:00:06 PM

Reports are that on Friday 20th July 2018 shortly after 3:00pm, police were called to a marina in West End, where there was an incident involving an American owned vessel and a group of American visitors that were reportedly diving in the area. One of the male visitor received serious injuries where his left arm was severed. He was transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital and is listed in serious condition.

Police are actively investigating this matter...


Meeting, National Record and World Lead for Shaunae Miller-Uibo - Jul 21, 2018 - 10:57:33 AM

Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo had to produce the fastest run of her career to hold off the challenge of Bahrain’s 20-year-old Salwa Naser Eid on a steamy night in the Stade Louis II stadium on Friday (20). And she did, setting an IAAF Diamond League and Bahamian record of 48.97.

Her smaller opponent was second in 49.08, taking almost half a second off her own Asian record.

The first meeting of the season between Miller-Uibo, who has been concentrating mainly this year on the 200m...

News : International : Caribbean News

Youngest Tourism Association President demits office, highlights St. Lucia successes - Jul 21, 2018 - 10:20:07 AM

The outgoing president of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA), and the youngest to date, expressed his appreciation to the executive and membership of the trade association for their accomplishments over the past two years.

In his final appearance as president at yesterday's Annual General Meeting, Sanovnik Destang, 37, stated the collective work of the influential private sector body contributed to the growth of tourism on the island, pointing to statistics showing double-digit increases in stay-over arrivals and expenditures in 2017, and similar advances in cruise arrivals.

Focus on Fashion

Resin Textiles to Showcase at Eco Fashion Week Australia - Jul 21, 2018 - 6:28:23 AM

“If you prepare wool cloth and compress it while also heating it, a part of the cloth becomes resin,” explains Tanaka. “This is because keratin contained in the wool becomes resin.”

His new work is called, ‘The Claws of Clothes,’ and it will unveil the result of his collaboration with Professor Hirai's laboratory developing a textile utilizing the ‘wool resin.’

Tanaka said his inspiration came from the human nail, which he says is composed of the same keratin as wool resin...


Joanna Evans takes gold in 400m freestyle at CACs - Jul 20, 2018 - 10:13:31 PM

Bahamian Joanna Evans of Grand Bahama won the first gold for Team Bahamas at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. 

In the 400 m freestyle Evans clocked a time of 4:11.15, setting a new meet record.

This was The Bahamas first medal  of the event, and a games' record breaking performance...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

BAMSI’s SEEDS Summer Camp brings agriculture and marine science to life for youngsters - Jul 20, 2018 - 12:37:50 PM

From the soil to the sea, the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) hosted almost 50 teens as part of its annual Summer Education Enhancement Discovery Series (SEEDS). The campers were able to learn about various food sources grown and harvested in The Bahamas.

For the second year, members of BAMSI’s faculty and staff hosted the five-day summer camp for high-school students. The programme attracted students from New Providence, Eleuthera, Long Island and Andros...  

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Governor General attends Toastmasters Club 1600 installation - Jul 20, 2018 - 12:21:33 PM

The first Bahamas branch of Toastmasters International Club 1600 held the Annual Installation of Executive Officers ceremony in the Ballroom of Government House on Thursday, July 19, 2018 under the patronage of Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling.  The Governor General is pictured pinning the lapel of new President of Toastmasters Club 1600, Osbourn Moxey.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Rolle and the Director of Culture visit National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - Jul 20, 2018 - 11:58:21 AM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, joined by Director of Culture Rowena Sutherland, visited the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), on July 19, 2018.

Photos: EricRose...

Community : Obituaries

Maynard-Gibson Tribute to the Illustrious Basil Sands - Jul 20, 2018 - 11:35:12 AM

Illustrious Basil Sands loved God. He was devoted to his God and his Anglican Church, while respecting the many ways in which people express their spirituality.

During the Episcopacy of Bishops Eldon and Gomez, Mr. Sands, the Treasurer of the Diocese, who served voluntarily, designed and implemented strategies to strengthen the fiscal foundation of the Diocese. He also served Bishop Boyd and remained available for astute advice. The Bishops and he recognized the need for an holistic approach to decision making.......


French Consul celebrates Bastille Day - Jul 20, 2018 - 11:22:59 AM

French Consul to The Bahamas Dominique Levefre recently celebrated Bastille Day at Café Madeleine, the French patisserie at Baha Mar. Bastille Day is a day of national pride similar to the Independence Day in the United States and is typically celebrated by eating traditional French foods. In honor of the special Bastille Day guests, the culinary team, led by Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Executive Chef Brent Martin, created an exclusive menu of contemporary French cuisine as well as traditional French pastries such as croissants and madeleines prepared by Chef Celeste Smith, head pastry chef at Café Madeleine and silver medalist at the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Hon. Desmond Bannister on BPL voluntary separation exercise - Jul 20, 2018 - 11:00:10 AM

It has long been recognized that Bahamas Power and Light has been overstaffed by hundreds of employees. The Government took the position that the company had to become leaner and more competitive. A debt ridden utility that relies on government for its continued existence is a drain on the Bahamian taxpayer. Hence, the Board initiated a financially attractive voluntary separation exercise, which had the full support of both of BPL’s unions.

The VSEP exercise opened to all employees of BPL on May 18 and closed on June 8, promptly at 4:30 pm. It must be emphasized that the entire exercise was voluntary. No employee was separated against their will. Of BLP’s 1038 employees, 314 applications were received...

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