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PM says new CEB will help to ‘liberalize’ Bahamian economy; courts overseas Bahamian investors on trip to U.S. Capital - Dec 17, 2017 - 12:15:11 AM

The recently passed Commercial Enterprise Bill (CEB) will help to liberalize the Bahamian economy, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis said Saturday.

(The Bill was passed in the House of Assembly on November 22, 2017 and in the Senate on December 4, 2017.)

Addressing a reception for Bahamians and Friends of The Bahamas residing in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland, including Baltimore, Prime Minister Minnis encouraged the attendees...
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Government’s economic agenda will move economy on a ‘more dynamic and sustainable’ path - PM Minnis - Dec 17, 2017 - 12:04:32 AM

The Government of The Bahamas has undertaken a programme of long-term economic growth in order to reduce unemployment and to move the country’s economy along a path of “more dynamic and sustainable growth,” Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Saturday.

The Prime Minister’s pronouncement at a Bahamas Reception in Washington, D.C., (Saturday, December 16, 2017) comes on the heels of The Bahamas maintaining a stable outlook from the international credit rating agency Standard & Poor (S&P) during its most recent assessment of The Bahamas...
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H.E. Sidney Collie Delivers Maiden address to Organization of American States - Dec 15, 2017 - 10:53:30 PM

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H.E. Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of America and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States (OAS), delivered his maiden address to the Permanent Council of the OAS on 13 December 2017.

In his remarks to the Organization, Ambassador Collie affirmed The Bahamas commitment to “multilateralism and to active engagement with the OAS to address matters of mutual interest for sustainable development, enhanced citizen security, protection of human rights and preservation of democracy....
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Agriculture Minister conducts site inspections and holds meetings on Grand Bahama - Dec 15, 2017 - 3:45:28 PM

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Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister, the Hon. Renward Wells on, December 14, paid a courtesy call on Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson.  During the visit, Minister Thompson officially welcomed Minister Wells to Grand Bahama. The visiting Minister explained the purpose of his visit was to conduct site inspections and hold preliminary meetings with the Agriculture Ministry/BAIC offices and stakeholders in Freeport...
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Youth Minister Tours Grand Bahama's BTVI Campus - Dec 15, 2017 - 3:44:07 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard, on Thursday, December 14, toured Grand Bahama’s campus of Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

Accompanied by Youth Coordinator, Carla Brown-Roker, the Minister was able to not only tour the facility and see students of the Fresh Start Programme participating in various subject areas, but he had the opportunity to say a few words of encouragement with respect to each discipline.
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Campbell Shipping Recognized By The International Maritime Organization - Dec 15, 2017 - 3:36:36 PM

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The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government, presented the International Maritime Organization (IMO) special recognition award to Campbell Shipping Company Limited (“Campbell”), December 14, 2017 at the Ministry’s offices.

The award was received by Captain Rajesh Dhadwal, Managing Director/CEO of Campbell Shipping, on behalf of the entire Campbell team of over 400 people on board and ashore.
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Junkanoo, just Around the Corner - Dec 15, 2017 - 3:30:56 PM

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With Junkanoo just around the corner, craftsmen are focused on cutting and pasting to create costumes, new fangled or old fashioned -- as were these young students of L. W. Young Junior High School yesterday, using their own brand of styling for the holiday fanfare.

 (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
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Steering Committee to make recommendations for GB Tech Hub - Dec 15, 2017 - 2:37:52 PM

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Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson’s passion for ensuring that Grand Bahama becomes the Tech Hub of The Bahamas was evident as he addressed members of the official Tech Hub Steering Committee, which began a two days of deliberations at the Grand Lucayan resort, Thursday, December 14, 2017.

After giving his prepared remarks, Minister Thompson said: “As you make your recommendations, I want you to be specific, I do not want this to be a report that goes on a shelf…. 
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Bahamas Waste Management donates dumpsters to Parks Authority - Dec 15, 2017 - 1:05:43 PM


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Bahamas Waste Management donated dumpsters to the Bahamas Public Parks & Public Beaches Authority, facilitated by Basil Collie, Deputy Director/Financial Intelligence Unit, to help keep the area surrounding Government House clean.  The presentation was made December 14, 2017 at Bahamas Waste's offices on Gladstone Road.  Pictured on the grounds of Bahamas Waste, from left: Sean Adderley, Managing Director, Bahamas Public Park & Public Beaches; Francisco de Cardenas, Managing Director Bahamas Waste; Paulette Lockhart, Purchasing Agent, Bahamas Public Park & Public Beaches; Basil Collie, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence Unit and Peter Sweeting, Field Supervisor....
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Commonwealth Bank Pledges $50,000 to Public Education - Dec 15, 2017 - 12:18:50 PM

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President of Commonwealth Bank Ian Jennings, left, made the promise of $50,000 to be given to the Ministry of Education during a press conference, December 14, 2017 at the bank's headquarters.  Shaking hands on the commitment was Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd.  As a benefactor of public education development, Commonwealth Bank has so far given more than $2 million.

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)
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BAMSI College becomes Newest Chapter Of Circle K International (CKI) - Dec 15, 2017 - 7:30:19 AM

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FOR BAMSI College, fall semester 2017 will be marked by a number of firsts: it was the largest intake of new students to date, two associate degree programmes – environmental science and agribusiness - were added to the Institute’s academic portfolio, and the College became the newest chapter of Circle K International (CKI), the collegiate arm of Kiwanis International.

For the special ceremony, senior members of Kiwanis Bahamas and representatives from sponsoring clubs – Kiwanis Club of Fort Montagu and Kiwanis Club of Fox Hill, East Nassau - flew to Andros on the last Friday of November to present the certificate of charter to the BAMSI club. Dr. Raveenia Roberts-Hanna...
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Road Safety message from The Minister of Transport and Local Government - Dec 15, 2017 - 7:05:15 AM

See enclosed Road Safety Message from the Minister Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell:

As we prepare to celebrate this very special season, let’s take time to reflect on the importance of the celebration. It’s a time of joy and peace…a time of thanksgiving, but more importantly a time for family.

During 2017, we are continuing to have too many deaths on our streets and persons injured due to unnecessary traffic accidents.  Between December 1st and 3rd the country experienced 6 road facilities; one in Grand Bahama...
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Remarks by Minister Pintard at Rand Memorial Hospital - Dec 14, 2017 - 7:00:58 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Remarks by The Honourable Michael Pintard Acting Minister Of Health; Minister Of Youth, Sports & Culture on the occasion of the visit of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG Governor General Of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas to Rand Memorial Hospital, GBHS Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 At 11 a.m. Rand Memorial Hospital:

Adopting the established protocol, I too would like to acknowledge the presence of our nation’s Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling;
I would also wish to acknowledge the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, the honourable Peter Turnquest and other fellow Cabinet Ministers and  Members of Parliament.; Ladies and gentlemen; A pleasant good morning!...
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Tarpum Bay Primary Students Shine at Junior Junkanoo - Dec 14, 2017 - 7:00:37 PM

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Some of the youngest Tarpum Bay Primary School students lead their school's group during the recent 2017 Junior Junkanoo Parade.  The school, that hails from the island of Eleuthera, won the Primary School Division.  The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – in conjunction with the National Junkanoo Committee and title sponsor Sol Petroleum Bahamas Ltd. – hosted the Parade at Arawak Cay. A Fun Rush Out will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, on Arawak Cay, at 3 p.m.

(BIS Photo / Eric Rose)


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Women’s Issues Highlighted at ‘National Women’s Week’ Forum - Dec 14, 2017 - 6:16:01 PM

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Issues which women face today including domestic violence, child abuse, unemployment, single parenting and sexism were among the issues discussed at a Women’s Forum put on by the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development.

The Forum, Monday, December 11th, 2017 at Gary and Myrtle Curry Youth Centre, Collins Avenue, brought to a close two weeks of events in observance of National Women’s Week 2017.  The theme was “Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities.”...
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Bahamas set for first visit by UN expert on violence against women - Dec 14, 2017 - 11:47:31 AM

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, will undertake the first official visit of her mandate to the Bahamas from 11 to 15 December 2017 to assess how the country is working towards eliminating violence against women.

“This visit will provide a useful opportunity to assess the country’s commitment to combating violence against women, its causes and consequences,
and to evaluating its legal framework and policies on gender-based violence and its implementation,” Ms. Šimonović said...
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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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