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Abaco Primary Students 'Do the Junkanoo' in National Arts Festival - Mar 17, 2018 - 7:50:25 AM

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- St. Francis de Sales Catholic School students electrify with Junkanoo sounds, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications. About seven private and public schools gathered at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and drama performances...
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PM to students: ‘We must ensure that you excel and become the best in the world’ - Mar 16, 2018 - 8:05:54 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis encouraged Grand Bahama students to take advantage of the Careers’ Fair and the information gained from invited technology experts during the one-day technology seminar at the Grand Lucayan.

Addressing a room full of students from various schools in Grand Bahama on Friday, March 16, 2018 the Prime Minister reminded the students that they are the future...
BNT condemns killing of sea turtles in Grand Bahama - Mar 16, 2018 - 6:00:59 PM

The Bahamas National Trust condemns the killing of the sea turtle in Grand Bahama.  We commend the officers of the various agencies who coordinated the arrest of the three people responsible for the capture and brutal slaughter of a loggerhead turtle last week in Grand Bahama.

The 2009 ban on the harvest of sea turtles was enacted to protect these species, all of which are endangered. The effort led jointly by several NGOs with the support of the Bahamian public is part of a global conservation effort to protect these charismatic animals...
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UB Board of Trustees Elects Chair and Vice-Chair - Mar 16, 2018 - 12:20:54 PM

Accomplished Ophthalmologist Dr. K. Jonathan Rodgers, MBE, and Director of the Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Alessandra Holowesko have been elected Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the University of The Bahamas (UB) Board of Trustees at a board meeting held on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018.

Legislated under the University of The Bahamas Act 2016, the Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of UB and is responsible for the general direction and control over the conduct of the affairs of the University...
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2018 National Spelling Bee Contestants call on the PM Minnis - Mar 16, 2018 - 11:55:56 AM

The 2018 Bahamas National Spelling Bee contestants paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Cabinet Office, Churchill Building, Rawson Square.

(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services )...
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US Embassy Charge d'Affaires calls on PM Minnis - Mar 16, 2018 - 11:16:10 AM

US Embassy Charge d'Affaires a.i., Ms. Stephanie L. Bowers paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Office of the Prime Minister, Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre.  Ms. Bowers assumed her role at the US Embassy as of March 1, 2018.

(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)...

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Cruise interest in The Bahamas remains strong - Mar 15, 2018 - 10:11:07 PM

More than 11,000 cruise and maritime industry professionals from around the world, including the Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar and the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transportation and Local Government, attended the recent Seatrade Cruise Global Conference at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, March 5-8, 2018.

While at the conference the Bahamas delegation met with cruise executives of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises...
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"Grand Bahama workforce should prepare for new opportunities" - Mar 15, 2018 - 8:00:43 PM

This year’s Industrial and Technical Career Fair has attracted more companies and organizations than last year, increasing from 20, last year to 36 this year.

Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson said that this year there would be an increase in school participation, as students from East End Junior High School and Pine Forest Academy got a chance to be a part of the Fifth Annual Grand Bahama High School Industrial and Technical Career Fair at Grand Lucayan, March 15-16, 2018...
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Bahamians taking advantage of International Trade Partnerships - Mar 15, 2018 - 6:53:04 PM

Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Mr. Michael Foulkes says Bahamian companies are taking advantage of opportunities provided by international trade partnerships. 

While addressing delegates attending the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) workshop held at the SuperClubs Breezes, March 15, Mr. Foulkes said The Bahamas is ‘privileged’ to be a part of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA and through BAIC...
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Every Child Counts School sparkles in National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications - Mar 15, 2018 - 3:47:37 PM

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas - Students at Every Child Counts a school for special students in Marsh Harbour, Abaco sparkled brightly in the performing spotlight, as the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival visited, on March 14, 2018, during the Abaco Adjudications.  They used their musical talents to entertain Music Adjudicator Trent Elliott Davis, Dance Adjudicator Lawrence Carroll, Drama Adjudicator Philip Burrows, the Festival team from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, and parents and stakeholders in the audience. ..
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PM Minnis applauds church’s role in social development - Mar 15, 2018 - 3:27:36 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Wednesday applauded the church community in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for its commitment to ministering to the poor, the sick, the indigent, the lonely, the depressed and those suffering from various addictions.

Prime Minister Minnis said the church “is a great community harvest which gives witness to God’s Love and the life and the ministry of Jesus Christ.”...
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Bahamas Delegation to the European Union held positive discussions - Mar 15, 2018 - 3:16:20 PM

The Bahamas delegation to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium, on March 14, 2018 addressed concerns related to The Bahamas being named to the EU Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdiction List- Annex I. 

The delegation was led by Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest and Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, T. Brent Symonette, who were accompanied by Consultant to the Ministry of Financial Services, LaTonia Symonette-Tinker...
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PM Minnis thanks the nation’s volunteers - Mar 15, 2018 - 3:07:39 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Wednesday (March 14) commended the thousands of volunteers across The Bahamas for their “spirit of service and generosity.”

“There is an ever-flowing tide of generosity in our country which touches the shores of every island in our archipelago. This tide of generosity touches the needs of thousands of our fellow citizens and residents,” Prime Minister Minnis said...
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Ambassador of Japan presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Mar 15, 2018 - 2:11:12 PM

His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, Ambassador of Japan, to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Tsunami Readiness Exercise, CaribeWave18 Held in Bahamas - Mar 15, 2018 - 12:51:18 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) wishes to advise that a Tsunami Readiness Exercise dubbed, “CaribeWave18” will be conducted Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10:00am until 4:00p.m.

The Tsunami Exercise is conducted yearly in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands under the direction of UNESCO and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) located in Hawaii...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Domestic tourism receives much needed boost at Bahamian Music Heritage Festival - Mar 15, 2018 - 10:10:02 AM

Domestic tourism got a much-needed boost this weekend with the 14th anniversary of the Bahamian Music & Heritage Festival (BMHF) held in George Town, Exuma.
Senior Manager of the Exuma Tourist Office Emmet Saunders said the festival positively impacted Exuma’s economy...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Creativity on display at 2018 National Young Chef Competition - Mar 14, 2018 - 10:29:49 PM

Wild boar, stuffed duff, spicy confetti rice, guava pancakes, conchy rice soufflé, Cat Island coco rice are just some of the dishes that students ages 11-14 have cooked up for the National Young Chef Culinary Competition 2018.

Some 60 Family Island junior high school students and several from New Providence are among those vying in the competition presently in progress and now in its 26th year... 
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Minister Dames reveals developments for future of RBDF - Mar 14, 2018 - 8:08:50 PM

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on March 11, 2018, that his Ministry was working in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General, with a view to increasing the retirement age for enlisted personnel in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF).

“We must takes steps to stop the brain drain in the RBDF,” Minister Dames said, during the RBDF Annual Church Service, held at the New Destiny Baptist Church, Jean Street....
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PHA using all avenues to increase revenue while preserving healthcare access - Mar 14, 2018 - 7:09:57 PM

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Board, appointed in June 2017, has been hard at work improving efficiencies of the PHA, embracing all opportunities to improve revenue collection, while preserving access for those who cannot afford care.

“Efficiencies are now being identified to consolidate cost across the public health sector,” Dr. Sands said during his Contribution to the Mid-term Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, Monday, March 12, 2018...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Jobs expected after HOA for 4M Harbour Island Limited - Mar 14, 2018 - 5:30:06 PM

A significant number of entrepreneurial and job opportunities are expected to become available for local residents of Harbour Island as a result of Wednesday’s signing of the Heads of Agreement for the $45 million Harbour Island Resort and Marina Development.

These include entrepreneurial opportunities for Bahamian entertainers, musicians, artists and artisans in the Marina Village and additional entrepreneurial opportunities through Tender Bids that will be offered to Bahamian contractors...
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