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Prime Minister Minnis returns from Meeting with US President Trump - Mar 23, 2019 - 6:39:50 PM

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Prime Minister of The Bahamas the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis discussed upon his return to The Bahamas on March 23, 2019, the multilateral meeting held the day before between Caribbean Heads of State and United States President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.

Addressing a press conference held in the Lynden Pindling International Airport VIP Lounge -- Prime Minister Minnis said that he discussed security issues with the US President...
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Statement on Prime Minister Minnis’ Meeting with US President Donald Trump - Mar 22, 2019 - 9:01:59 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today took part in a multilateral meeting between Caribbean Heads of State and Government, and United States President Donald J. Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Prime Minister Minnis was one of five Caribbean leaders invited by President Trump to discuss matters of mutual interest between the region and the United States of America...
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PM Minnis and Caribbean Leaders Meet with President Trump - Mar 22, 2019 - 6:30:07 PM

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Bahamas Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and Caribbean leaders from the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and St. Lucia are pictured in multilateral meetings today with US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.   Prime Minister Minnis is also pictured with President Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump.  The Prime Minister is expected to return to The Bahamas on Saturday.  

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
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H.E. Ellison E. Greenslade: Presentation of Letters of Credence to the President of Ireland - Mar 22, 2019 - 4:41:01 PM

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H.E. Ellison E. Greenslade QPM, Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to Ireland, Presented his Letters of Credence and Letters of Recall for his Predecessor H.E. Eldred E. Bethel, Former Ambassador of The Bahamas to Ireland, to H.E. Michael Higgins, President of Ireland on 21st March, 2019, at Áras an Uachtaráin. The Ambassadors of Greece and Zimbabwe also presented their letters to the President. Also, present for the Presentation of Credentials was Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with Special Responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief...
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Urban Renewal Commission Community Walkabout in Freetown-St. James Road - Mar 22, 2019 - 4:21:34 PM

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A Community Walkabout was held in Freetown -- St. James Road -- on Friday morning, March 22, as a collaboration of the Urban Renewal Commission, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (officers attached to Urban Renewal), and the Department of Environmental Health.  Representative for the area, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, pictured, joined in the effort.  

(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
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Governor General's Divisions Ceremony at HMBS Coral Harbour - Mar 22, 2019 - 3:45:38 PM

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Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling bought remarks and inspected the guards during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Governor General's Divisions Ceremony at HMBS Coral Harbour on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames (pictured chatting with the Governor General) was in attendance.  The occasion is a military tradition that allows the Governor General as the Commander-in-Chief to meet, inspect and address her troops on parade in ceremonial fashion... 
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D’Aguilar challenges 'Team Tourism' to continue to excel - Mar 22, 2019 - 3:33:29 PM

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Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Wednesday challenged members of Team Tourism to “continuously up its game.”

“In our tourism endeavour, we are guided by a powerful mantra: ‘It’s Better in The Bahamas.’ More so than describing a current state of reality, this mantra, is aspirational, urging, propelling, each of us ever onward, to improve the tourism product so that it indeed becomes better in The Bahamas...
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Remarks by Minister of Labour at Annual General Assembly of National Tripartite Council - Mar 22, 2019 - 2:15:58 PM

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Enclosed are remarks by Minister of Labour, the Hon. Dion Foulkes at Annual General Assembly of National Tripartite Council:

Senator the Hon. Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson;

Mr. Chairman and other distinguished members of the National Tripartite Council;

President Bernard Evans, executive officers and affiliates of the National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas...
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BAIC Chairman announces Saturday’s Mega Market; and a partnership with Environment to eliminate single-use plastics - Mar 22, 2019 - 1:55:41 PM

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The Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC) will hold a Mega Market, Saturday, March 23, 2019 on Gladstone Road in honour of the corporation’s 37th year said Chairman, Bishop Gregory Collie at the corporation’s headquarters on Friday.

The chairman also announced the corporation will partner with the Ministry of the Environment and Housing to help prepare the country for the elimination of single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers for food and beverage...
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Grand Bahama Workshop on construction best practices to resist strong hurricane - Mar 22, 2019 - 12:38:05 PM

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The Ministry of Public Works and the Caribbean Development Bank on Thursday, March 21, hosted a one-day workshop for contractors to assist them in improving construction practices.

Officially opening the workshop was Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Iram Lewis, who said the event was designed to assist the contractors in improving their practices from the beginning of the project to completion...
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Junior and senior high school students receive awards in Bahamas Young Chef Culinary Competition - Mar 21, 2019 - 7:15:32 PM

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Jacqueline Gaylene Pinder, Senior Education Officer, expressed the Ministry of Education’s commitment to ensuring that students are equipped with the tools that lead to a “wholesome” lifestyle.

Ms. Pinder addressed the Awards Ceremony for the annual Bahamas Young Chef Culinary Competition, March 15, at Marriott Courtyard Hotel...
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Governor General and Prime Minister attend Funeral Service for Monsignor Preston Moss - Mar 21, 2019 - 5:30:33 PM

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The Funeral Service for Monsignor Preston Moss was held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on Thursday morning, March 21, 2019, attended by Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, and many dignitaries, amongst family and friends.  The Most Reverend Patrick C. Pinder, Catholic Archbishop of Nassau, delivered the sermon.  

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
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Bahamas receives record-breaking number of visitors in 2018 - Mar 21, 2019 - 4:45:56 PM

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The Bahamas received far more visitors to its shores in 2018 than in any previous year in its “entire history of being engaged” in the tourism business, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar said Wednesday.

The increase in tourism business in 2018 was experienced nationwide -- Nassau/ Paradise Island, Grand Bahama and in the major Family Islands...
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PM Minnis to deliver second Report to the Nation for 2019 - Mar 21, 2019 - 4:19:39 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will deliver his second report to the nation for 2019 on Monday 25 March, at 8pm.

The prime-time address will be carried on television and radio and is the second in a series of reports that will provide important updates and information to the people of The Bahamas on a range of issues...
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Prime Minister Minnis departs Nassau for Meeting with US President Trump - Mar 21, 2019 - 3:50:26 PM

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Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and delegation depart Nassau today on Bahamasair for a multilateral meeting tomorrow between Caribbean Heads of State and US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.  Leaders of the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia will also attend Friday’s meeting.  The delegation from The Bahamas comprises Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield; Office of the Prime Minister Director of Communications Erica Cox...
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Lunch for Seniors From Customs Social Club - Mar 21, 2019 - 3:05:38 PM

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The Bahamas Customs Department Social Club, in celebration of their 105th Anniversary, prepared lunch for Senior Citizens Homes on Thursday, March 21, 2019. 

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Minister Willamae Bridgewater and Family call on the Governor General - Mar 21, 2019 - 12:19:04 PM

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Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre), received Minister Willamae Bridgewater, MBE, and members of her family in a courtesy call in observance of her 83rd birthday at Government House on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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High Commissioner-Designate of South Africa presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Mar 21, 2019 - 11:07:54 AM

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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling was presented Letters of Credence from Her Excellency Lumka Yengeni, Non-Resident High Commissioner-Designate of South Africa to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a ceremony at Government House, March 20, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Things Get Dramatic at National Arts Festival - Mar 20, 2019 - 8:55:09 PM

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Student and community entrants gave solid dramatic performances at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival New Providence adjudications, on March 20, 2019.  Receiving Honours from Drama Adjudicator and Cultural Icon Philip Burrows were Chevette Miller -- who was in character as Aunty Roxy -- and Queen's College student Gabrielle Cartwright.  Receiving Distinctions were St. Anne's student Marissa Capron and an ensemble from Genesis Academy -- the latter performing  "Let's Play" by teacher and Bahamian playwright, director and actress Patrice Francis.  The New Providence adjudications are currently in their second week and over 1,100 entrants in New Providence are expected to take part in dance...
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Governor General attends Vigil for the Late Monsignor Preston Moss - Mar 20, 2019 - 7:26:54 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite attended the Vigil in honour of the late Monsignor Preston Moss on Tuesday evening at St. Anselm Catholic Church, Fox Hill. 

Monsignor Moss lies in repose today at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, where the body may be viewed, and the funeral will take place tomorrow morning at the Cathedral... 


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