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Public Finances are in a better place than mid-point of the last financial year - Feb 21, 2018 - 9:10:56 PM

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said the public finances of The Bahamas are in a better place than they were at the mid-point of the last financial year.

“The aggregate GFS Deficit for the first six months of the current fiscal year totalled some $198.0 million, down sharply from the deficit of $290.3 million recorded by the previous administration at the mid-point of the 2016/17 fiscal year,” DPM Turnquest said as he presented fiscal developments during the first half of the 2017/18 fiscal year in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, February 21, 2018...
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Road Paving Project begins in New Providence - Feb 21, 2018 - 6:28:31 PM

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Motorists in New Providence can look forward to “smoother” drives.

The Ministry of Works has embarked on a road paving project in New Providence which encompasses main arteries and some side streets.

The project’s scope of works entails all New Providence streets that have been in a “poor” state for a while and which are on the paving schedule...
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Economy records real growth of 1.8 per cent in 2017 - Feb 21, 2018 - 4:29:23 PM

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said that present estimates indicate that the Bahamian economy recorded real growth on the order of 1.8 per cent in 2017. 

“This renewed buoyancy stemmed primarily from construction activity associated with on-going foreign investment projects, as well as rebuilding work in the wake of the hurricanes,” DPM Turnquest said as he presented fiscal developments during the first half of the 2017/18 fiscal year in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, February 21, 2018...  
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Hacking of Facebook Account of Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, MP Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance - Feb 21, 2018 - 4:10:25 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, MP, advises the public that his Facebook account has been hacked.

Any messages received in his name offering or soliciting financial assistance are FALSE...
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JCN's Tourism Symposium featured Tourism Minister D'Aguilar - Feb 21, 2018 - 3:56:01 PM

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Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar took part in a Jones Communication Network (JCN) Tourism Symposium special feature last evening, February 20, 2018 along with a panel who discussed all aspects of the tourism economy.  Pictured during the production, from left: Graeme Davis, president, Baha Mar Resort; Minister D'Aguilar; Wendall Jones of JCN; Fred Munnings, Jr., Bahamian music icon; and Ed Fields, senior vice-president, Atlantis Paradise Island...
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Hacking of Facebook Account of Hon. Darren Henfield, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs - Feb 21, 2018 - 2:37:47 PM

The Hon. Darren Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is advising the public that his Facebook account has been hacked.

Any messages received in his name offering or soliciting financial assistance are FALSE.

The public is asked to exercise extreme caution and care when accessing all messages to establish which are authentic and which are FALSE...
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House of Assembly Communication by DPM Turnquest - Fiscal Performance in the First Half of 2017/18 - Feb 21, 2018 - 2:00:38 PM

Communication by The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance on Fiscal Performance in the First Half of 2017/18 Wednesday, 21st February, 2018:

Mr. Speaker,

The purpose of this statement is to provide a succinct and punctual initial update on fiscal developments during the first half of the 2017/18 fiscal year.  A more detailed and comprehensive mid-year fiscal update will be presented to Parliament during my contribution to the debate on the mid-year statement and related resolution...
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NO DUMPING!!! Signage placed at newly-cleared vacant lots in Over-the-Hill - Feb 21, 2018 - 1:39:02 PM

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The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative has  completed its bulk-waste removal and clean-up campaign in Bain & Grant's Town and Centreville.  The initiative is now in the process of placing signage on several of the vacant lots that were cleared as part of project.  Signs like the one pictured were placed at Fritz Lane, Thompson Lane, and Strachan Corner on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
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Students and Teachers of Inagua All-Age School welcomed at Government House - Feb 21, 2018 - 12:53:47 PM

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Students and Teachers of Inagua All-Age School paid a courtesy call upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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BIA Pays Courtesy Call on the Governor General - Feb 21, 2018 - 11:43:08 AM

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Executives of the Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling in the Drawing Room of Government House, February 20, 2018.  Pictured from left: Warren Rolle, Secretary/BIA; Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson, BIA; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Emmanuel Komolafe, Chairman/BIA; Michele Fields, Superintendent, Insurance Commission of The Bahamas; and Cardinal McCardy, Treasurer/BIA...
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The Governor General chats with Hugh Campbell Primary Students during courtesy call - Feb 21, 2018 - 11:04:51 AM

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Students and Teachers of Hugh Campbell Primary School, Freeport, Grand Bahama called upon Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, February 19, 2018. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Minister Pintard says Fresh Start Graduates are ‘Part of the Solution’ - Feb 20, 2018 - 10:12:35 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard said if Grand Bahama is going to change, it will not be because there is someone crying in the wilderness about what is wrong, but rather about someone finding solutions.  “And the young people who are graduates of this Fresh Start Program are part of the solution,” he affirmed.

The Minister of Youth was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony for Grand Bahama’s Fresh Start Program on Saturday at the Social Affairs Convention Centre.  Seventy-six persons graduated from the program and represented varied fields...
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Environmental Health Hosted Expert Mission towards Mosquito Control - Feb 20, 2018 - 6:16:20 PM

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The Department of Environmental Health in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hosted an Expert Mission recently towards The Bahamas’ implementing the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), an old technique that is safe and cost effective in the integrated vector (mosquito) control programme.

SIT has been successfully applied as an agricultural control tool to various insect species including med flies, codling moth Cydia pomonella (L.), onion maggot Delia antiqua (Meigen) and some species of tsetse flies Glossina spp as means of sustaining crops, decreasing financial inputs and increasing economic benefits...
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Day 2 of National Junkanoo Conclave - 'Multipurpose Junkanoo Facilities' discussed - Feb 20, 2018 - 5:36:15 PM

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Junkanoo leaders, representatives and stakeholders attended the Plenary Session on Day 2 of the 2018 National Junkanoo Conclave, held February 16, 2018, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (seated left) and architect and Junkanoo stakeholder Leslie Johnson spoke on the topic, "Revitalization of Junkanoo - Multipurpose Junkanoo Facilities" (Minister stands, points to various features on architectural drawings). 

(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)...
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Inagua All Age School visits Speaker of the House of Assembly - Feb 20, 2018 - 4:35:53 PM

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The Hon. Halson Moultrie, Speaker of the House of Assembly, welcomed teachers and students of Inagua All Age School on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 during a courtesy call at the Speaker's Office. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
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Chinese Ambassador calls on Speaker of the House of Assembly - Feb 20, 2018 - 4:21:15 PM

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The Hon. Halson Moultrie, Speaker of the House of Assembly, made a presentation, during a courtesy call, to HE Huang Qinguo (left), Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Speaker's Office. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
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Lombard Odier & Cie pays courtesy call on Financial Services Minister - Feb 20, 2018 - 4:02:36 PM

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Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (left), welcomed Lombard Odier & Cie executives, Christophe Hentsch, partner/Head Office (centre), and Renaud Vielfaure, Local Managing Director, in a courtesy call at the Ministry on Monday, February 19, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
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Oban Energies commits to environmental preservation, education, research, housing - Feb 20, 2018 - 3:55:33 PM

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Officials of Oban Energies said Monday that the company will continue to engage the East Grand Bahama community in meaningful ways as it proceeds towards the completion of the approval process and commencement of their $4 billion investment in East Grand Bahama.

This includes continued support of training and education, the environment, community projects, and the local supplier and local employment programmes established by the company...
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Bahamas Signs Heads of Agreement for $4 Bil. Oil Refinery in Grand Bahama - Feb 19, 2018 - 9:48:40 PM

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Officials of the Government of The Bahamas and Oban Energies on Monday signed the Heads of Agreement for a $4 billion project planned for East Grand Bahama.

The signing took place less than five days after Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis announced in the House of Assembly that the Cabinet of the Bahamas had given Oban Energies the go-ahead to commence the process that will lead to construction of an oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama...
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Workshop held for Determining National Strategy for the Development of Statistics - Feb 19, 2018 - 9:38:48 PM

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The Ministry of Finance held a workshop designed to engage and seek the input of all key stakeholders before drafting the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS, which would benefit national planning and evidence-based decision making.   The workshop was held at SuperClubs Breezes, Monday, February 19, 2018.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said, “This strategy, we fully expect...
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