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Minister Lanisha Rolle Arrives in Abaco to Support the Island's Junkanoo Parades - Feb 22, 2019 - 8:45:37 PM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle arrived on the island of Abaco, on February 22, 2019, to lend her support to the Senior and Junior Junkanoo parades that will take place there that weekend.  Minister Rolle is also slated to meet with staff of her Ministry on the island and tour the Patrick J. Bethel Sports Facility.  Joining her are cultural stakeholders, including Executive Director of Culture Rowena Sutherland, Junior Junkanoo National Coordinator Henry Higgins, Junkanoo icon Percy 'Vola' Francis, and Co-Chairpersons of the National Junkanoo Committee Kishlane O'Brien and Dr. Dwight Marshall...
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PM Minnis breaks ground in Grand Bahama for country’s first Solar Plant - Feb 22, 2019 - 7:30:36 PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis says that one of his administration’s key priorities is that 30 percent of the country’s total electricity matrix should be comprised of renewable sources by 2030.

The 30 percent renewable energy target by 2030 is an international commitment made by The Bahamas as a party to the 2015 United Nations Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The Prime Minister’s remarks came during groundbreaking ceremonies for Grand Bahama Power’s Solar Sunrise Solar Plant, in Freeport, Friday, February 22, 2019...
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Derence Rolle Davis - Vice-President (Actg.) of Industrial Tribunal - Feb 22, 2019 - 6:30:39 PM

Derence Rolle Davis was affirmed as Acting Vice-President of the Industrial Tribunal by Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Thursday, February 21, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Highway Church of God Executives pay courtesy call on the Governor General - Feb 22, 2019 - 4:15:49 PM

Executive Board members of the Highway Church of God and international delegates at the 54th Annual General Assembly paid a courtesy call upon Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Thursday, February 21, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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The Boy's Club of Sister Mary Patricia Russell Junior High School paid courtesy call at Government House - Feb 22, 2019 - 3:50:33 PM

The Boy's Club of the Sister Mary Patricia Russell Junior High School, Freeport, Grand Bahama called upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Thursday, February 21, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Advisory Committee for National Honours invites Nominations - Feb 22, 2019 - 2:31:07 PM

The Advisory Committee for National Honours held a press conference Thursday, February 21, 2019 to invite nominations from the general public of persons fit to be conferred with an award under the National Honours Act 2016 and Regulations.

Chairman of the committee Mr. Mark Humes said the established Societies of Honour under Section 5 of the Act are as follows:
(a) the Order of National Hero;
(b) the Order of Nation;
(c) the Order of the Bahamas...
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The Bahamas to Host CHTA 2020 - Feb 22, 2019 - 12:40:21 PM

The Bahamas will host the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Marketplace at Baha Mar, January 21-23, 2020: the announcement was made at a press conference on Thursday at Baha Mar Convention.  Attendees at CHTA Marketplace can meet buyers and tour operators from around the world.  Pictured at the press conference from left: Fred Lounsberry, Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB); Braedan Quigley, Baha Mar, Grand Hyatt; Matt Cooper, CHTA; Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar; Carlton Russell, CHTA President; Joy Jibrilu, Director General, Ministry of Tourism & Aviation; the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister, Ministry of Tourism & Aviation...
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Repatriation Exercise resumes: 112 persons return to Port-Au-Prince - Feb 22, 2019 - 10:32:29 AM

On February 22nd 2019, The Department of Immigration resume all repatriation activities to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti with a total of (112) Haitian nationals escorted by a team of joint Law Enforcement Officers onboard a Bahamasair chartered flight.

This repatriation convoy left the Carmichael Road Detention Center at 6:30AM en route to Lynden Pindling International Airport by Immigration Officials and Officers of The Royal Bahamas Police Force...
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Ministry of Finance response to Moody’s Bahamas Credit Opinion of February 2019 - Feb 21, 2019 - 10:00:57 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest noted that he is encouraged by the February 2019 credit opinion published by Moody’s, which reclassified The Bahamas’ outlook from ‘Negative’ to ‘Stable’. He indicated that the evaluation represents an “independent and impartial assessment of the country’s progress on what had been a dire and untenable fiscal situation”.

“The recent results are encouraging as they underscore that the strategies employed by this government to stabilize the fiscal situation and strengthen the economic fundamentals are bearing out...
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Students told to consider careers in technical & vocational areas - Feb 21, 2019 - 8:00:36 PM

Education Minister, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd underscored the need for The Bahamas, the Ministry of Education in particular, to focus on Technical Vocational Education as the country suffers from a “serious” shortage of skills in these “critical” disciplines.

Minister Lloyd addressed 'Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) Day' at Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Old Trail Road, Thursday, February 21, 2019.  Students from BTVI and high schools, teachers, administrators and parents participated in the day’s activities
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Grand Bahama residents urged to take advantage of the opportunities - Feb 21, 2019 - 7:30:00 PM

Grand Bahama’s economic season is changing, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, on Thursday, February 21 at the official opening of the Grand Bahama Business Outlook.

The 21st annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook 2019 is being held under the theme, “Connecting Resources, Maximizing Opportunities, Transforming Grand Bahama” at the Grand Lucayan Convention Centre...
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Gender and Family Affairs/Generali enter into PPP - Feb 21, 2019 - 6:00:16 PM

Senior officials of Generali Global Health Services (GGHS), Wednesday (February 20) entered into a public, private partnership (PPP) with the Department of Gender and Family Affairs that will result in four of the team members of the Department attending the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Meeting scheduled for March 9-22 (2019) at the United Nations in New York, USA.
Minister or Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said the partnership is part of the Ministry’s plan to build greater capacity amongst staff of the ministry and its Departments and Divisions at the national, regional and international levels...
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Bahamas Signs $12 Million Bilateral Agreement With China for Economic and Technical Cooperation - Feb 21, 2019 - 5:39:52 PM

The Government of The Bahamas, via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed a $12 million bilateral agreement with the Government of the People’s Republic of China.  The Signing Ceremony took place on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Ministry, and is a commitment from China to provide funds for development projects in the country.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield thanked the Chinese Government for their commitment and said that the funds would be used for upgrades to the National Stadium and other Bahamian development projects...
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WSC’s Nationwide Collections Efforts - Feb 21, 2019 - 5:15:46 PM

The Water and Sewerage Corporation has embarked on a nationwide collections campaign in an effort to improve collections and address the long standing practice of allowing customers to have balances carried over for the next billing period without concern about their accounts being disconnected. 

The Corporation continues to exercise sensitivity to those who are actively trying to pay their bills and keep their accounts current.  However, there are those who continue to allow an accumulation of their accounts and fail to honor Financial Agreements. Customers who struggle to pay...
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First National Technical College Fair exposes students to career options - Feb 21, 2019 - 3:30:45 PM

The inaugural Bahamas National Technical College Fair is the beginning of a new approach to this field of study that the Ministry of Education believes will assist with its vision to equip and empower students for life after high school.

Keyshan Bastian, Assistant Director of Education, said attempts are being made to dispel the myth that career and technical education is for students who “cannot”.

“There’s an academic component of technical education as well as a hands on component; we want persons to understand that...
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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Praised 'Stars' Who Kept Hugh Campbell Tournament Alive - Feb 21, 2019 - 2:03:51 PM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle welcomed the 28 teams, parents and stakeholders, at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament, on February 18, 2019, pointing out that it was opportunity to celebrate the "stars" of high school basketball.  "This is the 37th year, and, in this regard, I wish to commend the discipline of the organizers of this event for the past 37 years," she said, during her Declaration of Games address.  "To the wisdom of the Ministry of Education, the A. F. Adderley School, the Department of Sports...
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CDU Cyber Crime Officer Briefs Education Administrators at Their Professional Development Workshop - Feb 21, 2019 - 1:05:29 PM

The Northern New Providence District of the Department of Education hosted its first Administrators Professional Development Workshop, Wednesday, at Grace Community Church.

Franklin Lightbourne, District Education Officer, said the workshop was designed to enhance the professional leadership skills for district administrators and to address concerns that they are challenged with in managing and supervising their schools...
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Suspected Measles Case in Nassau, Bahamas - Feb 20, 2019 - 6:50:38 PM

The Ministry of Health is advising of an ongoing investigation by the public health team into a suspected case of measles in a four (4) year old child visiting The Bahamas.

On 18th February, 2019 the Ministry was notified of a child which presented to a private health care facility in New Providence with fever, red eyes, coryza and rash...
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PM: Both Freeport and Nassau will benefit from new cruise ports - Feb 20, 2019 - 5:15:18 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said the argument made by critics that the revival of Freeport and Grand Bahama is bad news for Nassau “makes absolutely no economic sense” and is “devoid of facts.”

There is so much room for growth in tourism in general, including cruise ship tourism, that both Freeport and Nassau will greatly benefit from new ports, said Prime Minister Minnis, who was speaking on Wednesday, February 20 at the groundbreaking of Colonial Group International’s new headquarters in Freeport...
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PM Minnis: ‘The revival of Grand Bahama has begun’ - Feb 20, 2019 - 2:19:36 PM

“After so many long decades of downturn and economic stagnation, the revival of Grand Bahama has begun,” said Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.

The Prime Minister’s remarks came during groundbreaking ceremonies, February 20, 2019 for a new Colonial Group International office complex in Grand Bahama...
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