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PM Minnis officially opens New Office of the Bahamas Consulate General in Miami - Jun 23, 2018 - 8:15:38 PM
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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis gave remarks and participated in Ribbon Cutting at the Official Opening of the new office of the Bahamas Consulate General on 100 N. Biscayne Blvd., New World Tower, Suite 900, Miami, Florida (Tel: 305-373-6295).  During the festivities, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Prime Minister Minnis encouraged the staff of the Consulate to work together for the benefit of The Bahamas, and the Bahamian diaspora across the United States.  The Prime Minister, pictured cutting the ribbon, centre, is accompanied in the ceremony by Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield and Bahamas Consul General/Miami, Florida, Linda Mackey. 

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PM Minnis and Florida's Governor Rick Scott Exchange Dialogue in West Palm Beach Meeting - Jun 23, 2018 - 4:43:39 PM

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Governor of the State of Florida, Rick Scott met Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and his delegation on Thursday, June 21st 2018, at Palm Beach International Airport Conference Room where they had the opportunity to exchange dialogue.  Photos show Governor Scott, left, standing with Prime Minister Minnis; discussions at the table, along with Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield; and the group, assembled, shown from left: Viana Gardiner, Chief Operating Officer, Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit; Carl Allen, Allen Exploration; 45th (and current) Governor of the State of Florida, Rick Scott; Prime Minister...
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Three Pop Up Farmer's Markets: The Newest is at Elizabeth Estates - Jun 23, 2018 - 12:46:23 PM

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“We will see you as we ‘pop up’ at Elizabeth Estates Park on Malibu Drive; The Bahamas National Trust Retreat on Village Road; or Gladstone Road” said the Executive Chairman of BAIC, Mr. Michael A. Foulkes in a press conference at BAIC on Friday morning, June 22. The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources will have a total of three ‘pop up’ farmer's markets from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Minster of Health and Member of Parliament for Elizabeth Estates, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands talked about changes that are currently being made to the “Bread Basket Item List” as the government intends to propel The Bahamas to a more healthy way of life...
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The Governor General attends Service Marking 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of Fr. I. Ranfurly Brown - Jun 22, 2018 - 11:58:38 PM
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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (second left) attended ceremonies marking the 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of Fr. I. Ranfurly Brown (right) at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Blue Hill Road, on Friday evening, June 22, 2018.  Photos show scenes of the event at the historic Grants Town parish. 

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Illusion of The Bahamas being a tax-free place will no longer be sustainable - Jun 22, 2018 - 4:29:46 PM
Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said the illusion that individuals had of The Bahamas being a tax- free place will no longer be sustainable.

“I can speak to just one reason why, which is the deliberate restructuring of the country’s tax system,” the Acting Prime Minister said at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean’s 36th Caribbean Conference of Accountants held at Atlantis, Friday, June 22, 2018...
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Minister Thompson offers words of wisdom to summer youth employment participants - Jun 22, 2018 - 4:15:49 PM
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As some 200 college students were preparing to be dispatched to various companies and business houses in Grand Bahama, to take part in the government’s Summer Youth Employment Programme, Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson offered them some practical advice on how to make a lasting impression on the owners and managers of those companies.

During the launch of the programme on Friday, June 22, at Calvary Temple Church, Minister Thompson encouraged the college students to always remember that the opportunity they are getting is a privilege...
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Minister Dames Lauds Tradewinds Exercise at Closing Ceremony - Jun 22, 2018 - 3:21:26 PM
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While bringing Official Remarks at the Tradewinds 2018 exercise closing ceremony, on June 21, 2018, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said that it was certainly an honour to be there at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force HMBS Coral Harbour among participating parties, who had worked so hard to make that year's Exercise an outstanding success.

“The efforts of the United States, Canada, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom and other partner nations to improve security cooperation within our region is greatly appreciated,” Minister Dames said.
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Senator Bethel: Budget is a sincere attempt to meet the challenges confronting the nation - Jun 22, 2018 - 3:09:45 PM

The 2018-19 Budget is a sincere attempt by the Government of The Bahamas to meet the challenges confronting the nation, Government Leader in the Senate, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, QC said Wednesday.

Opening Debate on the 2018/2019 Budget in the Senate, Attorney General Bethel said the Budget was “an exercise in enormous fiscal and financial restraint on the one hand. On the other, it is a call to national self-sacrifice and burden-bearing (even at the governmental level).”
 
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SUN 'n FUN International Fly-in & Expo Executives Visit Ministry of Tourism - Jun 22, 2018 - 2:16:16 PM
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SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In and Expo executives met Minister of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA), the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar (centre) and Ministry executives, June 20, 2018 at the Ministry.  SUN 'n FUN is one of the largest conventions in Florida and one of the largest aviation shows in the world.  From left are: Charles Albury, Permanent Secretary, MOTA; Carol Cali, SUN 'n FUN; John 'Lites' Leenhouts, President and CEO/SUN 'n FUN; Greg Gibson SUN 'n FUN; Minister D'Aguilar; Joy Jibrilu, Director General of Tourism, MOTA; Greg Rolle, MOTA...
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Remarks by Senator Dion Foulkes on the 2018-2019 Budget Communication - Jun 22, 2018 - 1:35:14 PM

Contribution by Senator The Hon. Dion A. Foulkes Minister of Labour 2018/2019 Budget Communication The Senate 21 June, 2018:

Madam President, I would like to comment on the tragic events of June 1st which occurred during the Sir Randol Fawkes Labour Day Parade in which four of our country’s productive and law abiding citizens; Ms. Tabitha Shelley Haye; Ms. Kathleen Fernander; Mrs. Tami Patrice Gibson and Ms. Diane Gray-Ferguson tragically lost their lives during the parade, which also injured 26 persons...
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Budget Contribution of Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell - Jun 22, 2018 - 1:00:29 PM

Contribution to the 2018 - 2019 Budget Debate in the Honourable House Of Assembly by the Hon. Frankie Campbell, M.P., Minister of Transport and Local Government and Member of Parliament for Southern Shores Constituency on Monday, 11th June, 2018:

Mr. Speaker:

Once again I am gratified by the opportunity to address this Honourable House on the occasion of the Annual Budget Debate. In so doing, I must in the first instance pay tribute to the wonderful people of Southern Shores, who have deemed me worthy of servjng them as their Member Of Parliament...
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Acting PM Turnquest encourages college graduates to become entrepreneurs - Jun 22, 2018 - 12:46:36 PM
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Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest encouraged the new 2018 graduating class of Galilee College to become entrepreneurs.

“My message to you today is about entrepreneurship. It is about being your own boss or inventing your own job. It might sound farfetched given the many challenges we know entrepreneurs face, but it is very possible...
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Milan visitors receive warm greeting at Grand Bahama International Airport - Jun 21, 2018 - 6:31:13 PM
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Some 120 passengers arrived at Grand Bahama International Airport from Milan, Italy, on Thursday, June 21, 2018 on an inaugural Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  Operated by European tour operator Alpitour, the summer travel programme began in May, with weekly trips scheduled to run through September 6. The guests were greeted by staff of the Ministry of Tourism, headed by Karen Seymour, along with the Bahamas Customs Department and the Royal Bahamas Police Force. 

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Ministry of Education Hosts 'Meet and Greet' for Public School Scholarship recipients - Jun 21, 2018 - 6:00:40 PM

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The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, called upon Public School Scholarship Recipients to understand that it’s not where they begin, but it is where they finish.

“You are all successful, but you’re not yet finished.

"You’ve closed one chapter in your lives and as you open another chapter, you open this chapter better off than you began the previous chapters. You open this chapter in your lives with great opportunity...
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Minister of National Security Meets US Embassy's Incoming Senior Defense Attache - Jun 21, 2018 - 3:42:17 PM
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Officials of the US Embassy on Wednesday paid a Courtesy Call on National Security Minister, the Hon. Marvin Dames, to introduce the incoming Senior Defense Attaché, Bahamas.  Pictured from left: Commander Kevin Self, Senior Defense Attaché, Office of Defense Corporation; Lisa Adderley, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security; Stephanie Bowers, Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy; Minister Marvin H. Dames; and Commander Patrick Davis, outgoing Senior Defense Attaché, Bahamas...
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QC Head Boy calls on Bahamas Governor General - Jun 21, 2018 - 3:19:47 PM
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Sean Knowles, Head Boy at Queen's College, along with Shawn Turnquest, Vice-Principal (left), and Andrea Gibson, Principal (right), paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Blockchain conference participants invited to invest in Grand Bahama - Jun 21, 2018 - 2:32:02 PM

During opening day of the first Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference, presenters and visiting guests were invited by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest to invest in the island.

The conference was officially opened Wednesday, June 21, at the Grand Lucayan by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis.  The event ends on Friday.

Minister Turnquest said, “The investment opportunities in Grand Bahama straddle many sectors: technology, of course...
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Digital currency to be introduced, says DPM - Jun 21, 2018 - 12:49:57 PM
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The Central Bank of The Bahamas is soon introduce a pilot digital currency for The Bahamas, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest announced on Wednesday, June 20, during the Prime Minister’s Luncheon at the Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference.

Officially opened by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on Wednesday morning at the Grand Lucayan, the luncheon hosted sponsors, presenters and special guests to hear from the Deputy Prime Minister...
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Tradewinds 2018 Military Training Drill at South Beach Pools - Jun 20, 2018 - 7:42:28 PM

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Tradewinds 2018 military training participants from the Royal Bahamas Defence and Police Forces, the United States and Mexico, performed the final exercise with the scenario of rescue and extraction of hostages on June 20, 2018, at the South Beach Pools, in Nassau, The Bahamas.  Two Black Hawk helicopters and RBDF military vehicles assisted in the extraction portion of the exercise.  Among the stakeholders present for the exercise were a number of leaders of local and international uniformed forces...
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PM says Bahamas is uniquely positioned to quickly become jurisdiction of choice for Blockchain companies - Jun 20, 2018 - 7:15:31 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis says Grand Bahama is the ideal location in The Bahamas to support the establishment and growth of a technology cluster of blockchain, and other software companies that can jumpstart the technology industry in The Bahamas.

In spite of the challenges that come with establishing and growing a technology sector, Prime Minister Minnis said that The Bahamas is uniquely positioned to quickly become the jurisdiction of choice for technology companies, particularly blockchain technology companies, and fintech solution providers...
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