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Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir at Trinity Methodist Church - Dec 13, 2017 - 9:52:51 PM

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The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, attended the Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir on Tuesday evening, December 12, 2017 at Trinity Methodist Church, Frederick Street.  Standing next to the Governor General is Director of the Choir, Mr. Dexter Fernander. 

(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)
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Transport and Local Government Minister visits Cat Island and meets with Local Government and other officials - Dec 13, 2017 - 8:00:57 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, recently led a delegation of senior officers to Cat Island where he met with Local Government practitioners and other stakeholders.

Accompanying the Minister were: Permanent Secretary, Lorraine Armbrister; Director of Local Government, Cephas Cooper; Controller of Road Traffic, Ross Smith; Port Controller,  Cyril Roker; Director of Meteorology, Trevor Basden; Post Master General (Actg), Jennifer Johnson;  and Chief Training Officer in the Department of Local Government, Lashanta Greenslade...
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GB Students Join Global Technology Initiative called “Hour of Code” - Dec 13, 2017 - 7:10:00 PM

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With Grand Bahama’s first Tech Summit only a month in the past, already, some positive effects from the Summit are being felt among the students of Freeport.

On Monday, December 11, students from Sunland Baptist Academy and Jack Hayward High School participated in what is called “an Hour of Code,” simultaneously with children around the globe.  In fact, Sunland and Jack Hayward were pacesetters in officially establishing Grand Bahama as part of the worldwide Program...
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Governor General Makes Annual Christmas visit to Grand Bahama’s Rand Hospital - Dec 13, 2017 - 6:12:26 PM

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A message of thankfulness was shared on Wednesday, December 13, by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during the 19th Annual Governor General’s Visit to the Rand Memorial Hospital, under the theme “Celebrating our Health Partners.”

“I am aware that the hurricane which affected Grand Bahama, Abaco and Bimini earlier this year has been a source of deep concern because of the resulting damage and disruption this natural disaster brought to some.  Notwithstanding this, we must ever be thankful that no lives were lost, and that we are enabled to press forward to recover and renew our activities and our communities.”...
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Junior Junkanoo Press Statement & Results - Dec 13, 2017 - 3:36:32 PM

On December 9th, 2017, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – in conjunction with the National Junkanoo Committee (N.J.C) and title sponsor SOL Petroleum Bahamas Ltd. -- hosted the Junior Junkanoo Parade at Arawak Cay.
 
Due to extreme weather challenges, the parade was shortened. Twenty-two groups were scheduled to participate in the parade. However, only 19 participated. While all of these groups performed, they were not all able to be judged due to the inclement weather...
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Mrs. Evelyn Stuart Receives visit from the Governor General for her Centenary - Dec 13, 2017 - 1:34:59 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling visited Mrs. Evelyn Stuart at her home on Tuesday, and presented her with flowers.  Mrs. Stuart celebrates her 100th birthday on December 13, 2017.

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Poinsettias for the Governor General - Dec 13, 2017 - 12:01:35 PM

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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre), Governor General, received an array of Poinsettias from the Grounds and Beautification Division of Bahamas National Pride organization, at Government House, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

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The Governor General Hosts Annual Leader of the Opposition Christmas Luncheon - Dec 13, 2017 - 11:43:44 AM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) hosted the Annual Leader of the Opposition Christmas Luncheon at Government House on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  Pictured from left: Senator, Dr. the Hon. Michael Darville; Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Davis; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Deputy Leader, Mr. Chester Cooper; Senator, the Hon. Clay Sweeting and Senator, the Hon. Jobeth Coleby-Davis.

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Bradley Roberts presented the Governor General with a copy of his book - Dec 13, 2017 - 11:36:19 AM

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Bradley Roberts presented Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling with a copy of his book, 'Big Bad Brad' during a Courtesy Call at Government House on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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The Governor General Makes Annual Christmas visit to South Beach Health Centre - Dec 12, 2017 - 11:28:09 PM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, along with Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, with gives remarks during Public Hospital Authority's Annual Christmas Visit of the  Governor General to South Beach Health Centre, under the theme "Reducing Inequity, Improving Access" on Friday, December 8, 2017.  Performing for the occasion were students of C.V. Bethel Senior High School Band, and Calvary Deliverance Christian Academy. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Cat Island Students compete to assist community projects - Dec 12, 2017 - 6:38:30 PM

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The Hon. Frankie Campbell and a delegation from the Ministry of Transport and Local Government visited Cat Island recently. While there, Junior Councilors from Arthur’s Town High School and Old Bight High School participated in a District Local Government Junior Council speech competition at the Media Centre.

The theme for the competition was “Local Government, Building Communities through Partnerships, Accountability, Integrity and Productivity.”...
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Black Point students welcomed to Police Headquarters - Dec 12, 2017 - 6:32:12 PM

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Acting Minister of National Security the Hon. Darren Henfield (centre right) along with Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson (centre left) takes photo with students and stakeholders of the Black Point Community Youth Music Ensemble, during a recent courtesy call at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center, Police Headquarters.  Police Sergeant 2673 Carlton Smith (right of Minister) is the Coordinator of the Ensemble.

(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)...
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New Investment Funds Bill 2017 set to fill substantive legislative gaps - Dec 12, 2017 - 4:39:34 PM

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The new Investment Funds bill will transition from the older, exclusively rules or disclosure based approach to regulation of investment funds, to a modern approach that considers the conduct of industry participants, and includes appropriate prudential assessments.

This according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, creates an opportunity for growth-friendly legislative framework, unencumbered by unnecessary barriers to entry...
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Ministry of Works retirees saluted for model characteristics - Dec 12, 2017 - 4:00:35 PM

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The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, implored Public Service Officers to review the quality of service they give and explore prospects of improvement and enhancement of delivery of service to meet the public’s demands.

“Many of you would be aware that we are at a point in our history where the need to be competitive in all areas of society is never more critical than before. We are not favorably ranked in some areas that are integral to our progress as a nation...
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Minister Foulkes Attends Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour in Barbados - Dec 12, 2017 - 4:00:30 PM

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The Minister of Labour, Senator the Honourable Dion Foulkes recently joined Labour Ministers from throughout the region as he attended the XX Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour (IACML) of the Organization of American States (OAS) on December 7-8, 2017 in Bridgetown, Barbados. Minister Foulkes was accompanied by the Hon. Jeff Lloyd, Minister of Education; Ms. Althea Albury, Senior Deputy Director of Labour and Mr. Marcellus Taylor, Acting Director of Education.

The central theme of the conference was, ‘Building on our Achievements and Advancing Toward Social Justice, Decent Work and Sustainable Development in the Americas.’
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Outstanding women celebrated for National Women’s Week - Dec 12, 2017 - 3:39:42 PM

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In celebration of National Women’s Week 2017, the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development recognized six Bahamian women for their accomplishments.

Dame Ivy Dumont, Italia Johnson, Frances Ledee, Dame Joan Sawyer, the Hon. Janet Bostwick and Rev. Dr. Cynthia “Mother” Pratt were honored at a reception at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Friday, December 8, 2017.

The event was held in observance of National Women’s Week on the theme, “Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities.”
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Bahamas Bowl Youth Football Clinic set for Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Old Thomas Robinson Stadium - Dec 12, 2017 - 3:29:21 PM

One of the highly anticipated events of Bahamas Bowl week is set for Wednesday, Dec. 20 as the fourth-annual Bahamas Bowl Youth Football Clinic will take place from 3:30-5:00 pm at the old Thomas Robinson Stadium (adjacent to the National Stadium) in Nassau. The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 7-13, and it is held in cooperation between the Bahamas Bowl and USA Football.

A USA Football coach along with student-athletes and staff from the UAB and Ohio football teams, along with representatives of the Commonwealth American Football League (CAFL), will run the clinic, teaching football fundamentals and safety techniques...
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Kwasi Thompson Responds to PLP on Hawksbill Creek Amendment - Dec 12, 2017 - 10:05:36 AM

Commonwealth Of The Bahamas Press Statement  Sen. J. Kwasi Thompson Minister Of State For Grand Bahama In The Office Of The Prime Minister 11th December, 2017:

Mr. Brave Davis leader of the PLP will stop at nothing to twist facts in support of their bad past practices and policies. In 2016 the PLP enacted The Grand Bahama (Port Area) Investment Incentives Act, but failed to bring the regulations fully into effect. The Act did nothing to stimulate investment by current licencees nor did it give future potential investors confidence to invest in Grand Bahama...
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"Sharing Love with Grateful Hearts" - The Governor General's Annual Tour of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre - Dec 12, 2017 - 9:33:33 AM

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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling along with Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands toured the Geriatrics section of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre and gave remarks during the Governor General's Annual Visit under the theme, "Sharing Love With Grateful Hearts" on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets with UN Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women - Dec 11, 2017 - 10:21:14 PM

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Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield met with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dr. Dubravka Šimonović.  

During the meeting, they discussed several matters including the role of government in ending gender-based violence, and promoting gender equality in the framework of the CEDAW (Committee on Ending the Discrimination Against Women ) General Recommendation No. 35... 
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