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Grand Bahama Sewage Leak in Chesapeake Subdivision Being Investigated - Jan 26, 2015 - 8:41:35 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- An investigation has been launched into the reported leak of sewage in the Chesapeake Subdivision, announced the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville during a press conference at the Ministry for Grand Bahama on Monday.

"I read with great interest and concern, the assertions made by Chesapeake Subdivision spokesman, Mr. Shuffel Hepburn, regarding the seepage of raw waste around the sewerage plant in that area, in The FREEPORT NEWS on Wednesday, January 21, 2015...
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Prime Minister Christie meets with CARICOM leaders ahead of energy summit - Jan 26, 2015 - 1:51:10 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas (26th Jan) - Wasting no time in his official capacity as the effective political head of CARICOM, Bahamas Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie caucused with his Heads of Government Sunday evening in Washington DC ahead of the inaugural Caribbean Energy Security Summit scheduled to begin on Monday.

While the Caribbean Community was clear in its desire for increased access to new funding and investment opportunities, they wanted to take a wait and see attitude by first listening to and analyzing the policy position and proposals presented by the United States before finalizing their regional policy position...
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Ministers Mitchell and Darville Support New Grand Bahama Business Venture - Jan 26, 2015 - 10:25:04 AM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, the Hon. Fred Mitchell and Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, were on hand on Friday to support local attorney and businessman, La'Quay Laing, on the opening of Emporium Distributors Bahamas Limited.

According to Mr. Laing, the business is offering a death benefit package where Bahamians can choose which package they want and make payments so that in the event of a death, they are prepared. There are currently four people employed there...
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Duty Free Town Meeting held in Smith's Point, Grand Bahama‏ - Jan 26, 2015 - 10:20:57 AM

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SMITH’S POINT, Grand Bahama – Conrad Jones (seated center) headed a team from the Ministry for Grand Bahama into Smith’s Point on Thursday evening, to educate and inform the residents there of the Duty Free Concessions available in east and west Grand Bahama. 

Several residents from that community are pictured with Ministry for Grand Bahama officials following the meeting, which was held at St. Jude’s Parish hall...
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VAT Appeal Commission Established - Jan 25, 2015 - 9:36:52 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Government has completed the appointment of members of the VAT Appeal Commission. The names which will be unveiled this week, include a retired Supreme Court Justice as Chairman, a retired senior Customs officer and a public accountant. These individuals will also serve as members of the Customs Appeal Commission.

The VAT Appeal Commission will operate independently of the VAT Department and the Ministry of Finance.

If a VAT registrant is unhappy with any decision made by the VAT Comptroller, they may lodge an appeal with the Commission...
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Davis: BEC decision process “in the best interest of the Bahamian people” - Jan 25, 2015 - 2:00:57 PM

Further to the Prime Minister’s trip to Washington DC as both the Bahamas Prime Minister and CARICOM Chair, the government of The Bahamas decided to defer the announcement of the strategic partner for BEC until after interventions and discussions coming out of the energy security summit according to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis. This decision making process is in the best interest of the Bahamian people.

The energy security summit is scheduled for the 26th and 27th January 2015 in Washington DC.

At that summit, United States Vice President Joseph Biden will deliver the policy position of the United States as regards energy...
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Prime Minister Perry Christie represents CARICOM at energy and regional summits - Jan 24, 2015 - 1:44:05 PM


Nassau, The Bahamas - Bahamas Prime Minister and chairman of CARICOM the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie leads a ministerial delegation to Washington D.C. on Sunday to participate in the inaugural Caribbean Energy Security Summit. Mr. Christie is scheduled to deliver the policy position of both CARICOM and The Bahamas at this summit. The meetings will be held at the Harry S. Truman Building, US Department of State.

The Summit will be hosted by United States Vice President Joseph Biden...
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Road Safety Education Conducted at New Providence Schools - Jan 23, 2015 - 10:02:55 PM


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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Representatives of the Road Safety Committee led by the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, continued its public education programme at Columbus Primary, Collins Avenue, Wednesday where they observed the flow of traffic in the area and students and parents used the pedestrian crossing directed by a crossing guard.

Minister Hanna-Martin said the education programme is among other initiatives designed to heighten public awareness of road safety and reduce the number of traffic fatalities in the country...

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RBC Capital Markets calls on The Bahamas Prime Minister - Jan 23, 2015 - 9:17:52 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – RBC Capital Markets paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, January 22, at the Office of the Prime Minister. The RBC executives are pictured with the Prime Minister and several Cabinet Ministers -- Prime Minister Christie and Minister of Financial Services the Hon. Hope Strachan are at centre; in the next row are Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell and Minister of Labour and National Insurance the Hon. Shane Gibson; Managing Director, RBC Royal Bank Bahamas Ltd...
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COB Grand Bahama Alumni Association Launched - Jan 23, 2015 - 6:54:28 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The College of The Bahamas Grand Bahama Alumni Association was officially launched during a press conference on Wednesday by members of the board, along with Dr. Ellamae Johnson-Dennard, associate vice-president, Northern Bahamas Campus.

Association president, Nevar Smith said the association will impact the college and the community in a positive way. Dr. Dennard added that it is fitting that the Association is launched, as COB is set to become a university this year.
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PMH Critical Care Block Provides for Healthcare 'Quantum Leap Forward' - Jan 23, 2015 - 4:33:08 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The inclusion of the brand new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the construction of the country's first state-of-the-art Critical Care Block is expected to help The Bahamas "make a quantum leap forward" with respect to intensive care medicine for infants and other critical care patients regardless of age, status or income.

The newly constructed NICU is the first and only Level Three Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit in The Bahamas...
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Top Achievers Awarded for BJC and BGCSE Examination Results - Jan 23, 2015 - 4:07:28 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology recognized the accomplishments of students excelling in the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) and Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examinations during the annual National Awards ceremony, Thursday at William Johnson Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road.

Rebecca Henderson, a 12th grade student of Queen’s College received the Paul Adderley Award for best BGCSE results (overall performance, 10As, 1B) in The Bahamas. She also received the Carol Hanna...
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PM Christie: Maintaining public confidence in our banking system - Jan 23, 2015 - 2:52:11 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The following are the Prime Minister’s Remarks in the House Of Assembly on Wednesday January 21st, 2015.

The one thing we should all be united on at all times is the need for a stable banking system. What this means is that we should never do or say anything that undermines public confidence in the stability of our banking system. It means that we need to avoid doing things publicly, or saying things publicly, that may jeopardize the stability of a particular bank or undermine public confidence in it...

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Bahamas Commissioner of Police Provides "Year in Review" to the Press - Jan 23, 2015 - 2:05:16 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade, centre, gave his annual Year in Review to the press this morning at Police Headquarters. 

Commissioner Greenslade, accompanied at the press conference by senior officers, was pleased to report that “overall serious crimes against persons and property decreased by 18% in 2014...” 
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Grand Bahama Crime has Decreased by 24 Percent, says ACP Seymour - Jan 23, 2015 - 1:33:56 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - In most areas of crime, there has been a reported decrease between 2013 and 2014, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmitt Seymour said during a press conference on Friday at the Gerald A. Bartlett Complex .

Referring to comments heard from the public, he said, crime has not increased in Grand Bahama, and described this as  "utter rubbish." The only challenges have been murder and attempted murder, which doubled.  In all other areas of crime, however, there was a decrease.
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Kiwanis Clubs of The Bahamas Lauded for Great Work in Supporting Vulnerable Groups - Jan 23, 2015 - 12:34:58 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - The construction and management of the Bahamas Children's Emergency Hostel should be recorded as one of the greatest success stories in the history of the Kiwanis Clubs in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin said Wednesday.

Addressing the Joint Division Inter-Club meeting of the Kiwanis Clubs of The Bahamas in celebration of Kiwanis International's 100th anniversary, Wednesday at the Bahamas Red Cross Centre, Mrs. Griffin lauded the local organization for its yeoman's efforts in nation-building...
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Family Proud of Daughter Appointed to London’s General Optical Council - Jan 23, 2015 - 12:13:17 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The family of Lisa Davis, a Bahamian appointed Director of Fitness to Practice at the General Optical Council in London, could not be any more proud of her accomplishments.

According to her father, Errol Bethel, retired Parliamentary Commissioner, his daughter is just doing what she loves and excelling at it.

“Lisa has really found her niche. She is doing something that she loves doing and is very good at it,” he says...
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International Customs Day to be Observed on January 26th - Jan 23, 2015 - 7:10:46 AM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - International Customs Day will be observed on January 26th, under the theme "Coordinated Border Management," announced Mrs. Michelle Collins-Rolle during a press conference on Tuesday to announce a week of activities.

The public relations officer for the International Customs Day Committee, Mrs. Collins-Rolle said that in 1952 the Customs Cooperation Council was established as an inter-governmental organization to enhance the effectiveness of the customs administrations around the world. The inaugural session of the customs cooperation council was held in Brussels, Belgium on January 26th, 1953...
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Stem Cell Launch Puts Bahamas at Head of Global Stem Cell Development - Jan 23, 2015 - 1:19:29 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas has been positioned at the head of the global development of Stem Cell research following the recent launch of the Stem Cell Industry in The Bahamas at Melia Nassau Beach Resort, January 14, 2015.

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Perry Gomez said The Bahamas has put in place all of the necessary protocols and legislation to ensure that in order to practice Stem Cell medicine in The Bahamas, facilities where the therapy is actually practiced must meet standards of the highest quality in all aspects of professional best practices...
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16 Weddings Promotion Winners Tie the Knot in The Berry Islands - Jan 22, 2015 - 1:07:20 PM

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GREAT HARBOUR CAY-The Berry Islands – A small and intimate wedding was exactly what Kristyna and Ryan hoped for and they certainly got that.

The New Jersey couple tied the knot on this island known for its sugar-white sandy beaches during The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s “16 Weddings, 16 Islands, One Priceless Day” promotion.

And at exactly 16:00 hours (4pm) the couple exchanged wedding vows on a boat, which anchored in the middle of the deep blue ocean surrounding The Berry Islands and its many cays...
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