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Grounding of a Cargo Barge near Gray’s Long Island & a RO/RO Vessel at the Government Dock in Staniel Cay, Exuma - Oct 23, 2017 - 12:20:40 AM

The Acting Port Controller, Port Department, Ministry of Transport & Local Government, advises the public that on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at approximately 7:45 pm, the Department was notified that a cargo barge was grounded near Gray’s, Long Island, sometime during the early morning hours that same day.

It was subsequently determined that the non-motorized Cargo Barge (Mariner’s 1) owned by R.R. Caribbean Marine Operators out of Trinidad, had been contracted by Digicel to transport hurricane relief items from Trinidad and Tobago to the Island of Anguilla...
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PM Minnis commends LJM Maritime Academy for ‘Global Vision’ in Hosting International Maritime Conference - Oct 21, 2017 - 6:55:57 AM

Primer Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis commended officials at the Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Academy (LJMMA) for their “global vision” in hosting the Academy’s first-ever International Maritime Conference.

The Conference was held in New Providence under the theme: “Connecting Education, Ports and People.”

The Prime Minister described the conference as “fertile ground” for future mariners and seafarers and further applauded organizers for “exposing the cadets to the vast opportunities available for employment and entrepreneurship in the maritime industry.”...
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‘Pricewaterhouse Coopers Executives Make courtesy call on Minister of Labour’ - Oct 20, 2017 - 6:53:49 PM

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Executives of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, one of the country’s leading and trusted accounting firms made a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets.

Pictured from left to right with Minister Foulkes who is shown at center is: Mrs. Shavonne Symonette, Administration Officer, Ministry of Labour; Ms. Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary (Acting), Ministry of Labour; Mr. Kevin Cambridge, Director PwC; Mrs. Claudene Lofters, Senior Manager, PwC and Mr. Adrian Tait, Partner Advisory-Consulting, PwC.
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Labour Minister Meets With Governor Central Bank & Clearing Banks - Oct 19, 2017 - 8:47:36 PM

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The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes met with the Chairman of the Clearing Banks Association, Mr. Ian Jennings and representatives of the six Clearing Banks in The Bahamas including RBC Finco, Scotiabank, Fidelity Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of The Bahamas and CIBC First Caribbean Bank on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets. Also in attendance were The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, the Trade Union Congress and the National Congress of Trade Unions, the Prices Commission, the Consumer Protection Commission and The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services...
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Bahamas Signs Protocol to amend the Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the Republic of Finland - Oct 19, 2017 - 6:04:07 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said tax evasion and avoidance are common problems experienced by many Jurisdictions, and erodes the basis of tax systems and destroys the reputation of legitimate and credible international financial centres.
 
DPM Turnquest was speaking at the signing ceremony of the Protocol to Amend the Tax Information Exchange Agreement between the Government of The Bahamas and the Government of the Republic of Finland concerning information on tax matters held at the Ministry of Finance, Thursday, October 19, 2017...
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Dr. Sulayman Clark Appointed Consultant-in-Residence at University of The Bahamas - Oct 19, 2017 - 5:50:10 PM

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University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Sulayman Clark as Consultant-in-Residence who will help plan and execute various fundraising activities.

Dr. Clark has over 25 years of experience as a senior level development officer with particular expertise in grant writing and major gift acquisitions. He comes to University of The Bahamas from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he served as Chief Development Officer...
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Dr. Christina Ramirez Smith Appointed Special Advisor at UB - Oct 19, 2017 - 5:43:12 PM

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University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Christina Ramirez Smith as Special Advisor, reporting to the UB Board of Trustees’ Deputy Chair Mr. Lowell Mortimer, OBE, who also serves as Chair of the Investments and Fundraising Committee of the Board.
 
Dr. Ramirez Smith is providing strategic guidance and support as required to build effective relationships with internal and external constituents. She is advising on overall campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment, and research. She is also responsible for planning and hosting elite development events and special occasions...
 
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Oswald Brown Presents a Copy of His Book to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 5:30:24 PM

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Oswald Brown presented Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling with a copy of his book, Woes of Life during a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Executives visit Minister of State for Grand Bahama - Oct 19, 2017 - 5:25:42 PM

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Executives from the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Office of The Prime Minister.  The courtesy call was part of the Corporation’s 40th Anniversary recognition, which has been celebrated the entire week. On hand for the courtesy call were (from left); Patric Walkes, Deputy Chairman; Sandra Knowles, Deputy General Manager; Mike Smith, Executive Chairman; Minister Kwasi Thompson; Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs, General Manager (ZNS)...
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Broadcasting Corporation Has Long Service Awards Ceremony at Government House - Oct 19, 2017 - 4:01:43 PM
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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ZNS Television, the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas held a Courtesy Call and Long Service Awards Ceremony & Reception at Government House on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 which was hosted by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre).  The ceremony was part of a week of festivities with the theme, 'Celebrating 40 Years of Uniting The Bahamas.'  Pictured with long-serving employees are Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, seated fourth left; BCB Chairman Mike Smith, seated fourth right; and BCB General Manager Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs, seated third right... 
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BCB Board of Directors and Executives Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 3:48:16 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Members of the Board of Directors and Executives of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government House, October 18, 2017 in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of ZNS Television, which is being celebrated this week.  Pictured from left: Deputy Chairman Patric Walkes; Director Elaine Gomez; DGM/HR & Training Sandra Duncombe-Knowles; Chairman Mike Smith; Dame Marguerite; GM Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs; Financial Consultant Eugene Higgs; DGM Radio, Plant & Maintenance Stanley Pinder; and AGM Sales & Business Development Sean Adderley...
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Spain's Ambassador Designate Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 3:20:11 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas -- Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Jose Maria Bosch Bessa, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Spain to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Statement from the Attorney General on Untrue Social Media Message being circulated - Oct 19, 2017 - 3:01:29 PM

Statement by Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs:

It has been drawn to my attention that there is an anonymous and untrue posting being circulated on Social Media which purports to warn users of alarming alleged monitoring of social media.

The same document was circulated widely on social media just prior to the last general elections, without any comment to the contrary by the former administration...
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The Governor General Received Letters of Credence from Ireland's Ambassador-Designate - Oct 19, 2017 - 2:50:42 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Jim Kelly, Ambassador-Designate of Ireland to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Israel presents building supplies to NEMA for Hurricane Relief - Oct 19, 2017 - 2:02:13 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received an assortment of hurricane relief supplies donated by the Government of Israel through the Embassy of Israel, during a presentation on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Penn’s Building on Tonique Williams- Darling Highway.

The supplies will go towards hurricane relief for those residents recently impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

On hand to receive the items was Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA...
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New study released on addressing murder in The Bahamas - Oct 19, 2017 - 1:55:47 PM

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Director of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) within the Ministry of National Security, and Superintendent of Police Dr. Chaswell A. Hanna on October 18, 2017 announced the launch of a new study on murders entitled, “Solutions to the Murder Problem,” under the auspices of NADS in partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the University of The Bahamas.

“This study had three main objectives,” Dr. Hanna said at the launch, held at the Churchill Building. “Firstly, Chapters 1 through 6 presented a descriptive analysis of murder incidents that occurred within The Commonwealth of The Bahamas between 2010 and 2015 – 719 murders...
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UB Partners With Cape Eleuthera Island School To Bolster Research, Education - Oct 19, 2017 - 1:53:30 PM

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As University of The Bahamas (UB) continues to embrace a sustainability paradigm and increase capacity for research undertakings and vibrant academic experiences, it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cape Eleuthera Island School to strengthen cooperation in educational and research pursuits.

Under the agreement, students and faculty will have increased opportunities to actively contribute to the fields of education, science and engineering through their courses of study...
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Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden Presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 1:35:53 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Credence from Her Excellency Elisabeth Eklund, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017...
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High Commissioner-Designate of Malta Presented Letters of Commission to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 12:51:16 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received Letters of Commission from His Excellency Pierre Clive Agius, High Commissioner-Designate of Malta to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Italy's Ambassador-Designate Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Oct 19, 2017 - 12:33:29 PM

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His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador-Designate of Italy to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, October 17, 2017... 
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