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Shaunae Miller celebrated in Nassau, Bahamas - Aug 28, 2016 - 12:30:43 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Olympic Gold Medalist Shaunae Miller enjoys a light moment during her official courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie at the Office of the Prime Minister upon her return home on Friday from the Brazil Olympics.

From left are: Shaunae’s mother, Mabelene Miller; Shaunae; Prime Minister Christie; Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson; and Shaunae’s father, Shaun Miller...
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National Training Agency Graduates 6th Cohort of Mandatory Workforce Preparatory Programme Trainees - Aug 27, 2016 - 8:50:03 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The 6th Cohort Graduation Ceremony of the National Training Agency (NTA) Mandatory Workforce Preparatory Programme was addressed on Thursday by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and National Insurance Nicole Campbell, and also by Cynthia “Mother” Pratt, who offered words of inspiration to 242 young people. 

The young trainees received certification after 14 weeks of preparation in these disciplines: auto body repair, boating safety and maintenance, butler services, customer service, domestic technician, food and beverage service, food preparation, housekeeping, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, non-instructional teachers aide, office procedures, retail business, and allied health...
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PM Christie Speaks to the Importance of BTVI's New 'Smart' Classroom Block - Aug 26, 2016 - 6:24:28 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on August 25, 2016, that the groundbreaking of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute's (BTVI) state-of-the-art block with “smart" technologically-enhanced classrooms represented something so important to The Bahamas that both he and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip "Brave" Davis had to be present for the event.

“It is indicative of a recognition that The Bahamas is significantly challenged, when it comes to technical and vocational education and qualifications," Prime Minister Christie said...
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Observance of 16th Anniversary of Passing of Sir Lynden - Aug 26, 2016 - 4:50:57 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Observance of the 16th anniversary of the passing of the first Prime Minister of an independent Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, took place August 26, 2016 at his mausoleum at St. Agnes Church Cemetery. 

Sir Lynden’s widow, Dame Marguerite Pindling, second right, was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell, second left.
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Minister Fitzgerald Announces COB’s Transition to the University of The Bahamas - Aug 26, 2016 - 4:19:55 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – ‘The Road to University’ has begun at The College of The Bahamas (COB), with November 10, 2016 as the Charter Day on which COB will officially become the University of The Bahamas.

Education, Science & Technology Minister the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald announced the transition of The College of The Bahamas to the University of The Bahamas at a press conference, August 25, 2016 at the Harry C. Moore Library of COB. He pointed out that the road to university comprised a paradigm shift in the culture and fabric of the country in relation to tertiary education and national development as a whole -- an important step in the building of a more modern nation...
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Olympic Celebration Parade Postponed Due to Weather - Aug 26, 2016 - 3:47:53 PM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture wishes to announce that due to the probability of a Tropical Storm affecting the Islands of the Bahamas the Float Parade scheduled for Saturday, 27th August 2016 in honour of Team Bahamas and our newest golden girl, Shaunae Miller, has been postponed until a later date.

The Ministry apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

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COB Students, Innovators to Play a Part in ‘Expo 2020’ - Aug 26, 2016 - 10:55:27 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has solicited the assistance of The College of The Bahamas and its students to produce an innovative construction design for The Bahamas’ Pavilion for the ‘World Expo 2020,’ which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 2020 – April 10, 2021.

For the first time in the history of the World Expo, countries will have independent national pavilions reflecting their distinctive cultures, national priorities and achievements, while showcasing how they are tackling current major challenges, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell said during a press conference at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Thursday, August 25, 2016...
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Grand Bahama Price Control Inspections Conducted - Aug 26, 2016 - 10:14:46 AM

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Grand Bahama, The Bahamas - Members of the Price Control Commission visited eight stores in Grand Bahama on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, and discovered six of them were in breach of selling Breadbasket Items over the maximum selling price.
      
Commission Chairman, E.J. Bowe, noted that the stores were in Freeport, Lucaya and Eight Mile Rock and the over-pricing ranged from one penny to $2.95. The items were: tomato paste, $0.34; sugar, $1.58; corned beef, $0.14; mayonnaise, $1.82; rice, $0.13; flour, $2.69; and cooking oil, $3.95...
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BTVI Breaks Ground For SMART Classroom Block - Aug 26, 2016 - 5:52:29 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has broken ground for a new wing on the school’s campus. A ceremony was held on Thursday, August 25, to commemorate the occasion. In attendance was Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald. The Minister said that he was excited to be a part of this latest development in the institute’s history.

“This is indeed a proud moment for our country,” said Minister Fitzgerald. “The expansion of this facility will raise the profile not only of the school but also the country...”
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Bahamas Hurricane Shelter List for the 2016 Storm Season - Aug 25, 2016 - 11:10:52 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has released the official list of Hurricane Shelters for The Bahamas 2016 storm season.

NEMA has implemented an emergency warning system to better prepare and inform the public about a disaster about to impact the country.

NEMA follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which provide instructions for activation and the operations of the NEOC, amongst other things. Level I deals with monitoring the system and its projected path, which is 60 hours out. Operations Officer will monitor the progress and keep the Director of NEMA informed. Also, a green flag would be hoisted outside NEMA's office to indicate this level.
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The Bahamas Responds to Moody’s Investor Services Rating Downgrade - Aug 25, 2016 - 6:12:13 PM

Today, the international credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Services downgraded The Bahamas’ country rating, by a single notch, from Baa2 to Baa3, with a stable outlook. Moody’s also lowered most of the risk ceilings for The Bahamas’ long-term and short-term financial obligations.

In its rationale for the downgrade to Baa3, the rating agency cited The Bahamas’ low medium-term growth prospects and limited fiscal space, relative to similarly-rated peers, as the two key drivers...
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The Bahamas to Participate in ‘World Expo 2020’ in Dubai - Aug 25, 2016 - 5:11:10 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Government of The Bahamas has established a National Committee for ‘World Expo 2020,’ which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), October 2020 – April 10, 2021.

The Committee will be comprised of government agencies, academia, the private sector and civil society, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell said during a press conference at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Thursday, August 25, 2016...
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The Bahamas Government on the Baha Mar Negotiations - Aug 25, 2016 - 4:55:24 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement from the Government of The Bahamas:

Three days ago, the Prime Minister made a Statement to The Nation, regarding the successful outcome of the Baha Mar negotiations.

In his Statement, the Prime Minister highlighted many of the details of that Agreement:

The FACT that construction at Baha Mar will be resumed as quickly as possible...
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Bahamas Road Traffic Department to be updated to automated system - Aug 25, 2016 - 2:26:01 PM

The Minister of Transport and Aviation, the Honourable Glenys Hanna Martin wishes to advise the Bahamian people that the modernization of the Road Traffic Department is nearing completion.

In just about six (6) weeks, the Department’s newly automated system will go live, replacing the age-old manual system.

Reports by the Auditor General have identified vulnerabilities which have plagued this Department for decades, leading to potential and actual revenue leakages on a sustained basis for decades...
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Bahamas Education Minister Announces Establishment of National Accreditation and Equivalency Council - Aug 25, 2016 - 1:53:03 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - Minister of Education, Science and Technology the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald announced the establishment of the National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of The Bahamas (NAECOB) during a press conference at the Ministry, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

“Globally, accreditation is a normal practice to ensure that institutions offering educational services are not doing so solely for profit while neglecting the quality of courses, preparation of students, qualifications and experience of instructors, and the parity of courses with other institutions,” Minister Fitzgerald said...
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Report on Work Permits Issued in The Bahamas for 2015 - Aug 24, 2016 - 4:18:55 PM

This publication presents data on the work permits granted in The Bahamas by the Department of Immigration for the year 2015. It contains tables outlining work permits granted by industry, occupational group, the applicants’ nationality and sex.

The data in this report are collected by the Department of Immigration and forwarded to the Department of Statistics where they are processed, analyzed and published...
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Bahamas Ratifies Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change - Aug 24, 2016 - 12:03:34 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas –  Yesterday, August 22nd 2016, The Government of The Bahamas officially ratified the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Bahamas is particularly vulnerable to climate change as an archipelago with rich marine life and a fragile ecosystem. The Ministry of Environment and Housing is committed to fighting climate change and is proud to be working together with the international community on this global issue...
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PM Christie Announces that Baha Mar to be Remobilized, Completed - Aug 23, 2016 - 12:23:50 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie announced on the evening of August 22, 2016, that earlier that day the Government of The Bahamas, and the Export-Import Bank of China signed an agreement under which Baha Mar resort will be completed, and sold to a world-class hotel and casino operator.

"Just after five o’clock this afternoon, The Supreme Court of The Bahamas approved these arrangements," Prime Minister Christie said at a press conference at the Cabinet Office. "This agreement represents a signal achievement for The Bahamas, and a milestone in the troubled history of Baha Mar..."
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Baha Mar to Be Sold and Construction to Resume in September - Aug 22, 2016 - 11:00:55 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas  - Press statement made during a National Address by the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P., Prime Minister and Minister of Finance on negotiated arrangements for remoblization, completion and opening of the Baha Mar Cable Beach Resort made on August 22nd, 2016:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that earlier today, the Government of The Bahamas, and the Export-Import Bank of China, signed an agreement under which the Baha Mar resort will be completed, and sold to a world-class hotel and casino operator.

Just after five o’clock this afternoon, The Supreme Court of The Bahamas approved these arrangements...
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Hon. Fred Mitchell Responds to Nassau Guardian Article on Release of Two Cubans - Aug 22, 2016 - 1:32:00 PM

The following statement has been approved by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in response to the 15th August 2016 Nassau Guardian opinion piece by Candia Dames:

The journalist made certain assertions about the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the conduct of this matter based on supposedly leaked documents from a Cabinet meeting. Whether or not the content of allegedly purloined documents is fact, the meetings of Cabinet are conducted in confidentiality, and at no time ever were the deliberations on the Cuban men approved for public information.

It is unworthy of good journalism to accept uncritically views invoked by any party on this matter in the absence of proper investigation...
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