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Bahamas Minister of National Security on Anti-Crime Measures - Oct 30, 2014 - 5:45:29 PM

Nassau, New Providence - The National Security Council of The Bahamas met this morning under the chairmanship of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister to agree new crime-fighting initiatives aimed at curbing the recent spike in certain types of criminal activity in New Providence.  In this regard, the public can rest assured that there is no greater priority that the Government has at this time than to broaden and intensify the war on crime so that no one need have any fear of falling victim to crime while in some public place, at their place of work, or within the sanctity of their own home.

It would, of course, be foolhardy in the extreme to disclose details of these new measures as to do so would be tipping the hand of law enforcement to the very persons we are determined to catch and put behind bars.  We are confident, however, that these new measures will achieve satisfying...
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Illusion Bahamas calls Governor General of The Bahamas - Oct 30, 2014 - 4:01:06 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - Members of Illusion Bahamas Organization paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. 

Pictured from left: Mario Demeritte, Toya Victor, Orlando Rolle, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Clemente Edgecombe, and Valdespino Farrington...
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Sherman Stevens presents book to Bahamas Governor Genral - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:41:45 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, welcomed Sherman Stevens, Author of How to Cope with Life's Struggles to Government House in a courtesy a call where he presented her with a copy of his book. 

Also present at the courtesy call was his wife Geraldine Stevens (right) and Dr. Jennifer D. Marshall Mackey, publicist...
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Bahamas Ministry of Health Ebola Update - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:15:11 PM

Nassau, New Providence  - It has been reported to the Ministry of Health today that a traveler who was being transported to the Bahamas via a charter aircraft from Tennessee, USA, displayed symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. As per the National Ebola Preparedness Protocol, the aircraft was diverted to the designated location. A health evaluation team was transported to the aircraft and evaluated the patient. It was determined that the patient did not travel to an ebola-affected area, nor had any contact with anyone who had traveled to an ebola-affected area. There were no other passengers with any signs of illness upon evaluation. As there was no determined threat to the public' s health, clearance was provided for the aircraft to proceed to its destination... 
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Turkish groups call on Bahamas Governor General - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:00:02 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling,Governor General, welcomed Rev. R.E. Cooper, Jr., members of the Turkic American Federation of Southeast U.S. (TAFS) and the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast U.S. (TACC) in a courtesy call at Government House, October 29, 2014. 

Pictured from left: Dr. Melony Thompson; Veli Aslan, chairman, TAFS; Rev. R.E. Cooper, Jr.; Dame Marguerite Pindling; Cemil Teber, president and CEO, TAFS; and Omer Casurluk, Executive Director, TACC.
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Bahamas Financial Services Opened Trade Standardization Forum - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:46:26 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Building structure that supports International and Domestic trade is the Bahamas Government’s strategy to teach Bahamians how to feed themselves without dependency on foreign imports.

“It is indeed a privilege to welcome you to the first National Forum promoting dialogue between our national quality infrastructure – the Bahamas Bureau of Standards -- and our Agriculture sector,” said Financial Services Minister the Hon. Ryan Pinder.

“In August of this year, we conducted a national consultation to engage discussions of all stakeholder groups on a draft regional quality..."
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Social Services call on Bahamas Governor General for Older Persons Month - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:29:35 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division, celebrating Older Persons Month called upon Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, and presented her with a floral arrangement at Government House on October 29, 2014. 

Pictured from left: Samuel Wilson; Mary Swaby; Mavis Darling-Hill, DSS Deputy Director; Dame Marguerite Pindling; Janet Hutcheson, Chief Welfare Officer and Gwendolyn Greene.
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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, 2nd November - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:21:00 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, 2nd November, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. At that time, The Bahamas reverts to Eastern Standard Time. All time pieces are to be turned back one hour.

Subsequently, Eastern Standard Time continues to Sunday, 8th March, 2015. 

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NPMAFC Placed in the Top Three in Miami Competition - Oct 29, 2014 - 2:21:50 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - On October 19, 2014 the New Providence Martial Arts & Fitness Centre, lead by Instructors Sensei Chin and Sensei Evanstraveled witha team of 13 young Bahamians to compete in the Miami Taikai Karate Tournament in Miami, Florida.

The NPMAFC was invited by Sensei Luis Sanchez, Director of Miami Taikai to participate in the one-day competition, which was held at the Double Tree Inn Convention Center...

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Constitutional Commission holds Pinder's Point‏ meeting - Oct 29, 2014 - 1:15:45 PM

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PINDER’S POINT, Grand Bahama – The Public Education Committee of the Constitutional Commission, headed by Justice Ruby Nottage (retired), along with Theresa Moxey-Ingraham, held a town meeting Monday evening at the Upper Zion Baptist Church, Pinder's Point, Grand Bahama.  The town meeting was held to educate the community at large, and have questions and answers, on the proposed bill amendments of the Constitutional Referendum. 

Pictured is Mrs. Theresa Moxey-Ingraham addressing the large crowd with, left to right: Rev. Allison Pinder and wife Andrea Pinder, Justice Ruby Nottage (retired), and Rev. Michael Pinder.  Also shown is the crowd in the church hall...
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Hon. Fred Mitchell delivers Bahamas statement on counter-piracy at sea - Oct 29, 2014 - 12:07:25 PM

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As the Bahamas Ship Owners Association convenes its annual general meeting in Nassau this week, much of the focus was placed on the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease by Prime Minister Christie given the global nature of the maritime business. Meanwhile, Hon. Fred Mitchell, Foreign Affairs Minister is representing The Bahamas at a Counter-Piracy Conference in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Piracy and robbery at sea represent another threat to our vital maritime industry. He delivered The Bahamas statement on counter piracy and robbery at sea to participating delegates today, Wednesday, 29th Oct 2014.

  The Bahamas has the 5th largest ship registry in the world, totaling over fifty-three million Gross Tons; 140 passenger ships are on its registry; it is the 5th largest contributor to the IMO budget and is a Category C IMO member. The Bahamas launched its 2015 re-election campaign to the executive council of the IMO last week Wednesday (23rd October 2014) and that international campaign continues...   

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Opening Remarks by Ryan Pinder at Trade and Investment Committee‏ - Oct 29, 2014 - 11:41:49 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Opening address by Hon. L. Ryan Pinder, Minister Of Financial Services:

Co Chair of the Sixth CARICOM United States Trade and Investment Council Meeting,  Ms. Fran Huegel, Director for the Caribbean, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, Office of the United States Trade Representative and Co Chair, The Honourable E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Trade, Industry and Commerce of Antigua and Barbuda, Senior Government Officials from CARICOM Member States, Members of the US Delegation, Members of the CARICOM Secretariat,  Good morning and welcome to The Bahamas.

The Bahamas is honoured and pleased to be hosting the Sixth meeting of the Trade and Investment Council.  This TIC meeting is an important meeting for the Region as it provides an opportunity for CARICOM Member States to discuss trade related issues with the Region’s largest trading partner.
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Bahamas Hosts State Dinner for Diplomats Week - Oct 28, 2014 - 3:57:24 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The first ‘Bahamas Diplomatic Week’ culminated with a State Reception at Government House on Saturday, hosted by the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling. The week featured a number of business and social events attended diplomats of the Bahamas and many different countries.

Photos see here are by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services and captured some of the moments of the October 25th State Reception...
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Pime Minister Christie's Remarks at China Construction Signing‏ - Oct 28, 2014 - 2:09:41 PM


Remarks by the Prime Minister, October 24, with respect to:

It gives me the greatest pleasure to participate in the announcement by China State Construction & Engineering Corporation of the execution of the Sales Agreement for the purchase and major development of the historic Hilton hotel and adjoining property in the heart of the city of Nassau, on the picturesque waterfront of one of the most beautiful harbours in this hemisphere, and adjacent to the leading cruise port in this part of the world.

What is unfolding here today is part of a vision which I have been resolutely pursuing for several years as a strategic component of the redevelopment plan of downtown Nassau and the waterfront, into a compelling...

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Bahamas Attorney General leads delegation to ITU Conference in Korea - Oct 28, 2014 - 12:27:21 AM

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A delegation from the Bahamas headed by the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Sen. Allyson Maynard-Gibson is currently attending the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Busan, Republic of Korea, which is scheduled to run from 20th October to 7th November.

The ITU is the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICT’s) and the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference is the key event at which ITU Member States (193 countries, including the Bahamas) decide on the future role of the organization, thereby determining the organization's ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICT’s) worldwide.
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Bahamas Public Service Retirees Honoured for Outstanding Services - Oct 28, 2014 - 12:10:40 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Minister of Labour and National Insurance and Minister of the Public Service the Hon. Shane Gibson congratulated almost 300 retired public servants for their outstanding years of contribution to nation building.

“We are gathered to celebrate you and to tangibly recognize your years of dedication and hard work to secure our future by charting the course and serving the nation,” Mr. Gibson said. “ We have all benefited from their achievements, dedication to excellence, professionalism and sense of teamwork and collaboration.”

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Ryan Pinder Remarks at BBS and Agriculture‏ National Workshop - Oct 27, 2014 - 9:22:27 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Welcome address by Hon. L. Ryan Pinder, Minister Of Financial Services:

In August of this year, we conducted a national consultation to engage discussions of all stakeholder groups on a draft regional quality infrastructure policy being developed by CROSQ.  The meeting was very successful. Bahamians have demonstrated that they are enthusiastic and ready to embrace a culture where quality becomes a priority and a way of life.

During the consultation meeting, I expressed the need for more global collaboration and cooperation as it relates to standards and quality. Today I want to reiterate the same sentiments...
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PAHO Tours Grand Bahama Facilities for Ebola Preparedness - Oct 27, 2014 - 6:39:14 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Representatives toured the Rand Memorial Hospital as well as the Freeport Container Port, Grand Bahama Airport and US Customs, and Hawksbill Clinic led by Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, October 26. PAHO toured and inspected the facilities as part of nationwide Ebola preparedness.

Photos show them at Rand Memorial Hospital, Grand Bahama Airport, and at the Container Port...
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Remembrance Day Service Observed November 9th - Oct 27, 2014 - 6:29:39 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The annual Remembrance Day Service will be observed on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Christ Church Cathedral at 11am, in honour of those men and women who fought for the country in world war, The Cabinet Office has announced.

Immediately following the church service, a number of youth organizations will march in processional from the Cathedral to the Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance, where a short but moving ceremony organized by the Bahamas Christian Council, will be held.

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PAHO Representative Applauds Bahamas' Efforts to Protect Against Ebola - Oct 27, 2014 - 2:18:47 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to The Bahamas, Dr. Gerry Eijkemans, has commended the Government of The Bahamas for its efforts “to protect its people” from the Ebola Virus Disease.

Ebola Virus Disease is a serious infectious disease spread between humans from person to person. Infection is transmitted by direct or indirect contact with the blood, body fluids or secretions (stool, urine, saliva, semen) of infected people, but only when they show symptoms. Ebola cannot be transmitted by air. The disease first appeared in 1976 in a village near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire)...

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