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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
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...
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...
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 )...
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)...
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,
While at the conference the Bahamas delegation met with
cruise executives of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line,
"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...
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
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...
Every Child Counts School sparkles in National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications
- Mar 15, 2018 - 3:47:37 PM
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. ..
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.
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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).
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....
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
“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...
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.
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...