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PM Minnis tours Grand Bahama’s ‘Goombay Land’ ahead of Official Re-Opening - May 22, 2018 - 3:30:22 PM
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During his monthly visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, May 18, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, toured the family-owned ‘Goombay Land’ facility.

Twenty-one years following the closing of the property, which originally opened in 1989 by Reginald, also known as “Mr. Reg,” and Denyse Albury, the family oriented business has scheduled a re-dedication and grand opening for June 2018...
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Medal Presentation for Family Island Nominees of 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' - May 22, 2018 - 2:09:58 PM
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The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, hosted a medal presentation ceremony for Family Island Nominees of the 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' at Government House on Friday evening, May 18, 2018.  The students are pictured proudly displaying their medals and trophies.  At centre-right is Dr. Ricardo Deveaux, president and CEO of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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AG Bethel addresses financial services industry officials on Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill - May 22, 2018 - 1:13:31 PM
The recent introduction of the Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill, 2018 in the House of Assembly, provided the Government of The Bahamas with an opportunity to take a proactive stance against certain global initiatives the country is currently facing with regards to the financial services industry.

And also signaled “the urgency for the Administration to have a meaningful consultation on this issue” with members of the local industry...
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Minister Lloyd to request Increased funding for BTVI - May 22, 2018 - 1:01:38 PM
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Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd declared that we need the best and brightest in technical and vocational fields as he delivered keynote remarks at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) Commencement Ceremony at Melia Nassau Beach on Friday, May 18, 2018.

With the increased demand for technical and vocational graduates not yet being met through BTVI, and in light of the country’s insistent need for more persons with those skills, Minister Lloyd stated that his Ministry is requesting increased government funding for BTVI...
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Cabinet Office: Whit Monday Holiday - May 20, 2018 - 6:12:54 PM

The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Monday, 21st May, 2018 will be observed as Whit Monday. As a result, stores wishing to do so may open for business on this holiday during normal business hours.

Employers are to note, however, that employees who are normally not required to work on holidays, must be paid wages in accordance with section 10 (a) of the Employment Act...
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release - Airplane Crash, Cuba - May 19, 2018 - 9:00:25 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following the news about the airplane crash in Cuba, where it was reported that some 100 persons have died and three have survived.  Contact has been made with The Bahamas Embassy in Havana and there are no known Bahamian casualties.  If this changes the Ministry will advise the general public as soon as possible...
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Samuel Guy Pinder All-Age School, Spanish Wells, Eleuthera call on Governor General - May 19, 2018 - 3:48:37 PM
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Students and teachers from Samuel Guy Pinder All-Age School, Spanish Wells, Eleuthera called upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, May 18, 2018.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Shooting at Santa Fe High School, Texas - May 18, 2018 - 10:17:39 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following the news of the shooting incident at the Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas, just outside of Houston.  Contact has been made The Bahamas Honorary Consul in Houston, Texas, Mr. Lynden Rose, who is following the matter closely and is in touch with the authorities in Texas.  There have been at least 8 confirmed dead and many more with injuries.  At this time there are no known foreign casualties, including Bahamian nationals...

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Tourism's Parliamentary Secretary Travis Robinson welcomed US Travel Agents to The Bahamas - May 18, 2018 - 8:09:34 PM
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Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Travis Robinson (centre) welcomed to The Bahamas a group of travel agents from Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City, along with Sandals Royal Bahamian and Ministry of Tourism sales and marketing teams.  The group had dinner at Sandals Royal Bahamian, May 16, 2018.  At far right is Sandals Royal Bahamas General Manger Jackson Weech.

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Members of the Delta Epsilon Sigma paid a 40th Anniversary call Governor General - May 18, 2018 - 7:37:56 PM
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Members of the Delta Epsilon Sigma paid a 40th Anniversary courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, May 18, 2018.

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New Providence Nominees for 'Primary School Student of the Year' Awarded Medals - May 18, 2018 - 7:30:41 PM
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New Providence Nominees for 'Primary School Student of the Year' were awarded medals at a special ceremony at Government House on Thursday, May 17, 2018.  Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, (pictured standing centre) presented the medals to the promising youngsters, who are photographed seated during the ceremony in the Ballroom, and standing in front of Government House with the Governor General and members of the Primary School Student of the Year Foundation...
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Ministry of Labour appointments - May 18, 2018 - 5:21:26 PM

The Ministry of Labour has announced that effective May 1, 2018 the former Director of Labour, Mr. Robert Anthony Farquharson, has been re-classified as Executive Manager at the Ministry of Labour.

Further, Mr. John Pinder is appointed to act as Director of Labour, effective May 1, 2018....
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Prime Minister announced National Endowment Fund to preserve culture and heritage - May 18, 2018 - 4:58:34 PM
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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis announced the establishment of a National Endowment Fund to help preserve the heritage and culture of The Bahamas, among other things.

He made the statement as he delivered the Keynote Address at the Official Opening of the $3 million Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Centre at the University of The Bahamas on Thursday, May 17, 2018...
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Maritime Week Celebrated with Church Service - May 18, 2018 - 4:20:57 PM

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Minster of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, centre, took a photo with cadets of LJM Maritime Academy following the recent church service at St. Matthew's Church, celebrating Maritime Week.

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DPM urges technical students to hold onto their dreams - May 18, 2018 - 3:39:14 PM
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Hold onto your dreams, invest in yourself and take risks, were the encouraging words from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest during ‘Technical Education Awareness Week’ of Total Education Center on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

The Deputy Prime Minister noted that he has fond memories of Hawksbill, where the school is located, and added, “I know what it means to work hard, to watch people struggle, to watch people who really don’t have much but hope, who try to put together to support their children and those children, striving to do better...
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UB key to national development, PM says as he opens Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Centre - May 18, 2018 - 12:50:43 PM
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Delivering the Keynote Address at the Official Opening of the Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Centre at the University of The Bahamas, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon Hubert A. Minnis said that the growth of the institution is essential to national development.

Named after the one of the university’s biggest contributors, Sir Franklyn Wilson, the state-of-the-art centre was constructed at a cost of $3 million – one million each from Sir Franklyn Wilson and Sharon, Lady Wilson, the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the Royal Bank of Canada...
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FTRA to meet country’s deficiencies regarding FATF recommendations - May 17, 2018 - 4:38:36 PM
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The Bahamas’ Financial Transactions Reporting Act, 2018 (FTRA), will meet all of the deficiencies that were identified in respect to the country’s compliance with the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, QC, said Wednesday.

Addressing a stakeholder meeting with industry regulators and members of the Bahamas Bar Association, Attorney-General Bethel said the Act will, in a broad sense...
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Labour Department Held Compliance and Procedure Seminar for Trade Union Leaders - May 17, 2018 - 4:12:16 PM
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The Regulatory and Compliance Unit of the Department of Labour, in the Ministry of Labour, hosted a one-day seminar for persons enrolled in Trade Unions on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at The  Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) building. Trade union leaders in the country received important information on compliance and procedure as it relates to the proper functioning of trade unions. Topics addressed included trade union elections, industrial agreement submissions, annual returns, the constitution and compliance...
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Prison Fellowship Bahamas Holds Graduation Service - May 17, 2018 - 3:55:40 PM

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To the theme, 'Life is a Journey, You Can Make It,' Prison Fellowship Bahamas held a graduation service at the Department of Corrections on Thursday for 73 inmates who were affirmed with the benefits of education and good discipline habits to assist them in becoming industrious, better citizens of The Bahamas.  Prison Fellowship Bahamas assists the Department of Corrections with reformation and rehabilitation initiatives... 
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DPM Turnquest views the Art of Nettica Symonette at the Central Bank, on Her Birthday - May 17, 2018 - 2:33:05 PM
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest visited the art exhibition of Bahamian hospitality and cultural icon, Nettie Symonette at the Central Bank of The Bahamas on Wednesday, May 16, her birthday.  Mr. Turnquest is pictured viewing the 'intuitive' works and enjoying Nettie's special moment on her special day.  The Central Bank introduced her artworks with these words: "The Central Bank of the Bahamas Art Gallery is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of artworks by Nettica 'Nettie' Symonette, on her birthday...
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