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Enjoy a 5 course bounty of wonderful cuisine at Grand Lucayan Resort - November 23rd - Nov 21, 2017 - 8:00:10 PM

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Let's all get together and say thanks.

Enjoy a 5 course bounty of wonderful cuisine at Grand Lucayan Resort.

Where: Portobello's Restaurant
When: November 23rd
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m...

Entertainment

Phluid Phactory & Passport Gang present the Black Bottle Concert live performance by RICK ROSS & FRIENDS - Dec 23rd - Nov 21, 2017 - 7:50:46 PM

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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...

Entertainment

CARGO comes to Freeport on December 8 for One Night Only - Nov 21, 2017 - 4:32:25 PM

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Best Ever Film Ltd. in partnership with Artistic Soul Productions Studio (ASPS) announces the Freeport Gala Premiere of “Cargo”, the largest Bahamian film project ever.

The “Cargo” Gala Premiere in Freeport is open to the public and will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at A Social Affair Convention Center.

Written and directed by acclaimed Bahamian filmmaker Kareem J. Mortimer, this action filled human drama inspired by true events, tells the story of Kevin...

News : International : Caribbean News

Caribbean Tourism Organization announces new dates for Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum, 12 - 13 dec. 2017 - Nov 21, 2017 - 4:10:15 PM

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region's tourism development agency, has announced new dates for the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum, 12 - 13 December 2017, at the Ocean Terrace Inn in St. Kitts. Originally scheduled in September, the Forum was put on hold due to the category five hurricanes that impacted a handful of member countries.

Themed "Good For Us, Better For All," the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum, which is being held in observance of the "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,"...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Long-Serving Members of Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries celebrating Church's 45th Anniversary - Nov 21, 2017 - 4:01:54 PM

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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, welcomed to Government House 45 long-serving members of Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, who was 'there from the beginning' -- celebrating the church's 45th Anniversary with their courtesy call on Tuesday, November 21, 2017...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

IDB Mission Team paid courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services - Nov 21, 2017 - 1:37:13 PM

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Mission Team paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, November 20, 2017 at the Ministry's Offices.  Pictured are Minister Symonette and IDB Country Representative Mrs. Florencia Attademo-Hirt.  In group photo, Minister Symonette and Mrs. Attademo-Hirt are accompanied by Ministry officials including Permanent Secretary Sherylee Smith (fourth left), and Financial Services Unit Project Manager Tanya Murray (second left).  From the IDB are, l-r: Florencia Cabral (first left), Miguel Porrua (third left)...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Tuesday, November 21st - Nov 21, 2017 - 1:30:05 PM

Weather forecast for today and tonight, Tuesday 21st November 2017.

General situation: A stationary front across the Northwest Bahamas will gradually lift Northwards today while dissipating…meanwhile a mid level disturbance in the vicinity of the Southern Bahamas will trigger showers and thunderstorm across the Southern islands.

Special warnings: Beachgoers should exercise caution due to the risk of rip currents along North and East coast beaches...

News

Press Club President responds to PM remarks about media - Nov 21, 2017 - 1:27:23 PM

President of The Bahamas Press Club 2014, Anthony Capron has responded to remarks made by Dr the Hon Hubert A Minnis, Prime Minister, during his Keynote address at The Bahamas Press Club Awards on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

The Prime Minister seemingly bashed the media and suggested what they should be reporting on, instead of critcizing him and his Government...

Columns

Nimi Princewill: When your net-worth threatens your self-worth - Nov 21, 2017 - 11:08:23 AM

Society don't care what value you create. If you aren't getting rewarded with an obese paycheck, you aren't doing nothing. Well, shame on society. Finding fulfillment in the service you render (even on a volunteer job) is the biggest reward. Monetary remuneration is only an added advantage.

Every once in a while, I get approached by publications across Africa, requesting I contribute my thoughts to their platforms. I oblige for free, and it drives a few people crazy. In their words, "You write for all these publications? You must be earning a boatload..." I do imagine how terribly disappointed they get, as nothing reeks of poor judgment any worse than my usual reply, "I don't write for money."...

News : International : Caribbean News

Government Sends Condolences following passing of Director of Audit - Nov 21, 2017 - 10:35:51 AM

The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Bernadette Fevriere-George, who passed away on Sunday 19th November 2017.

Mrs. Fevriere-George is a long-serving member of the Public Service and at the time of passing served as the Director of Audit, a post she took up from October 10, 2015...

News : International

Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosts 3rd Damen Stan Patrol User Group Conference - Nov 21, 2017 - 10:30:49 AM


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On November 16th and 17th representatives from nine navies and coast guards from the Western Hemisphere attended the 3rd Annual Damen Stan Patrol User Group Conference in Nassau, Bahamas. Between them, the Canadian Coast Guard, Secretaría de Marina (Mexico), Armada de Ecuador, Jamaica Defense Force, Barbados Defence Force, Coast Guard of the Dutch Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Belize Defence Force, have over 50 Damen vessels in their fleets. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosted this year’s event aimed at a comprehensive knowledge exchange between the users of vessels designed by the Damen Shipyards Group...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

Reflections From The Panel: Regional And International Mechanisms for a Comprehensive Approach addressing Violence Against Women and Girls - Nov 21, 2017 - 9:28:04 AM

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In a joint effort between representatives of international organizations to respond to violence against women, the panel "Regional and International Mechanisms for the Comprehensive Approach to Violence against Women and Girls" was organized by the CIM as Technical Secretariat of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará  Convention (MESECVI). The event was held at the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, as part of the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25th).

The event brought together Sylvia Mesa, Vice President of the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI (OAS); Dubravka Šimonović, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences of the UN...

News : New Providence

PwC gives detailed technical update on International Reporting Standards (IFRS) 9, 15 &16 - Nov 21, 2017 - 8:28:43 AM

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PwC in the Bahamas gave a detailed update at BICA’s Accountant’s Week Technical Update on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 9, 15 and 16 – all of which will impact not only financial institutions but the entire landscape.

In hosting the discussion, entitled "Enhancing our technical competency in New Providence and Grand Bahama" covering IFRS 9, 15 and 16, Myra R. Lundy-Mortimer, Partner, PwC Bahamas, said “These are the common global financial reporting language with major new standards for financial instruments...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis challenges media to ‘press’ public officials for timely and accurate information - Nov 20, 2017 - 9:38:00 PM

The press has an essential role to play in promoting good governance, transparency and accountability, especially on matters of public policy.

Addressing the Third Annual Bahamas Press Club Banquet (held Saturday, November 18 at the British Colonial Hilton) Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said the aforementioned can be accomplished by “pressing public officials for accurate and timely information.”.

Prime Minister Minnis was named the Bahamas Press Club’s Person of The Year for 2017...


Bahamian Politics

Senator Jobeth Davis' contribution to the Constitution and Pensions Amendment Bills - Nov 20, 2017 - 9:18:12 PM

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November 2017 Contribution- Second Reading of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill and Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2017 Senator, Hon., J.L. Coleby-Davis- Opposition Senator and Shadow Attorney General, Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs, and Youth:

Madame President, Senate Colleagues, my fellow Bahamians, I am grateful to God and thank him for another opportunity to present in this place once again. I take pleasure in the opportunity to represent the Bahamian people, and I do not take these moments that I stand to advocate on their behalf lightly.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Sports Hall of Fame Courtesy Call and Induction Ceremony at Government House on Nov. 17th - Nov 20, 2017 - 8:30:09 PM

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Governor-General of The Bahamas Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated, centre) is photographed with honourees and stakeholders, during a courtesy call for the National Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2017, on November 17, 2017, at Government House...

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard speaks during the National Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2017, on November 17, 2017, at Government House.  (BIS Photo / Patrick Hanna)..

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Pilots Flying Into Lakeland Regional Airport from Grand Bahama become first international flight to clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Nov 20, 2017 - 8:11:29 PM

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On November 16, 2017, Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida commissioned its airport facility as the newest port of entry for U.S. Customs and Border Protection clearance.  Four pilots who arrived into the Lakeland Airport facility out of Grand Bahama Island on a Cessna 182 series aircraft, owned by Sun n Fun, were the first international pilots and aircraft to be welcomed into the new facility...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis addresses Press Club Banquet - Nov 20, 2017 - 7:58:38 PM

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Prime Minister Minnis addresses Bahamas Press Club Banquet, November 18, 2017 at the British Colonial Hilton. 

(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Citizen Security and Justice Programme launches Public Awareness Campaign and Survey Event for at-risk youth - Nov 20, 2017 - 7:47:43 PM

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The Bahamas Department of Labour, in a strategic alliance with the Ministry of National Security is launching its first public awareness campaign with component two (2) of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), which is the component related to at-risk youth skills training. 

This programme would directly engage the Department of Labour’s Public Employment Services (PES) Unit by providing data from the surveys to help in the facilitation of job placement for the programme participants...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA speaks at CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference - Nov 20, 2017 - 7:36:40 PM

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Participating in the CARICOM-UN High Level Pledging Conference on Resilience in the Caribbean, Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) delivers a statement on the assessment and needs of The Bahamas following the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria...

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