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Bahamas Minister of National Security on Anti-Crime Measures - Oct 30, 2014 - 5:45:29 PM

Nassau, New Providence - The National Security Council of The Bahamas met this morning under the chairmanship of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister to agree new crime-fighting initiatives aimed at curbing the recent spike in certain types of criminal activity in New Providence.  In this regard, the public can rest assured that there is no greater priority that the Government has at this time than to broaden and intensify the war on crime so that no one need have any fear of falling victim to crime while in some public place, at their place of work, or within the sanctity of their own home.

It would, of course, be foolhardy in the extreme to disclose details of these new measures as to do so would be tipping the hand of law enforcement to the very persons we are determined to catch and put behind bars.  We are confident, however, that these new measures will achieve satisfying...
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Illusion Bahamas calls Governor General of The Bahamas - Oct 30, 2014 - 4:01:06 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - Members of Illusion Bahamas Organization paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. 

Pictured from left: Mario Demeritte, Toya Victor, Orlando Rolle, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Clemente Edgecombe, and Valdespino Farrington...
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Sherman Stevens presents book to Bahamas Governor Genral - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:41:45 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, welcomed Sherman Stevens, Author of How to Cope with Life's Struggles to Government House in a courtesy a call where he presented her with a copy of his book. 

Also present at the courtesy call was his wife Geraldine Stevens (right) and Dr. Jennifer D. Marshall Mackey, publicist...
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Bahamas Ministry of Health Ebola Update - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:15:11 PM

Nassau, New Providence  - It has been reported to the Ministry of Health today that a traveler who was being transported to the Bahamas via a charter aircraft from Tennessee, USA, displayed symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. As per the National Ebola Preparedness Protocol, the aircraft was diverted to the designated location. A health evaluation team was transported to the aircraft and evaluated the patient. It was determined that the patient did not travel to an ebola-affected area, nor had any contact with anyone who had traveled to an ebola-affected area. There were no other passengers with any signs of illness upon evaluation. As there was no determined threat to the public' s health, clearance was provided for the aircraft to proceed to its destination... 
News : International
Consul General Carroll attends CARICOM breakfast - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:03:51 PM

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NEW YORK -- The Hon. Forrester Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, is pictured with Ms. Audrey Moore, Executive Assistant District Attorney and Special Victims Chief, at the Manhattan District Attorney Office CARICOM Breakfast, held recently at the Manhattan Family Justice Center, 80 Center Street, New York.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Turkish groups call on Bahamas Governor General - Oct 30, 2014 - 2:00:02 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling,Governor General, welcomed Rev. R.E. Cooper, Jr., members of the Turkic American Federation of Southeast U.S. (TAFS) and the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast U.S. (TACC) in a courtesy call at Government House, October 29, 2014. 

Pictured from left: Dr. Melony Thompson; Veli Aslan, chairman, TAFS; Rev. R.E. Cooper, Jr.; Dame Marguerite Pindling; Cemil Teber, president and CEO, TAFS; and Omer Casurluk, Executive Director, TACC.
News : International : Caribbean News
11th Annual TCI Conch Festival set for November 29th - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:52:42 PM

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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands –October 30, 2014 –Plans for the 11th Annual Turks & Caicos Conch Festival, are well underway with a weekend-full of activities on the tropical getaway of Providenciales, home to the World’s Best Beach. The popular beachside event attracts tourists and locals alike to celebrate the islands’ most famous delicacy, historical icon, and number one export…CONCH. The main event will take place on Saturday afternoon (November 29) in the charming Blue Hills area of Providenciales, outside of Three Queen’s Bar & Restaurant...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Financial Services Opened Trade Standardization Forum - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:46:26 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Building structure that supports International and Domestic trade is the Bahamas Government’s strategy to teach Bahamians how to feed themselves without dependency on foreign imports.

“It is indeed a privilege to welcome you to the first National Forum promoting dialogue between our national quality infrastructure – the Bahamas Bureau of Standards -- and our Agriculture sector,” said Financial Services Minister the Hon. Ryan Pinder.

“In August of this year, we conducted a national consultation to engage discussions of all stakeholder groups on a draft regional quality..."
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Social Services call on Bahamas Governor General for Older Persons Month - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:29:35 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens Division, celebrating Older Persons Month called upon Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, and presented her with a floral arrangement at Government House on October 29, 2014. 

Pictured from left: Samuel Wilson; Mary Swaby; Mavis Darling-Hill, DSS Deputy Director; Dame Marguerite Pindling; Janet Hutcheson, Chief Welfare Officer and Gwendolyn Greene.
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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, 2nd November - Oct 30, 2014 - 1:21:00 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, 2nd November, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. At that time, The Bahamas reverts to Eastern Standard Time. All time pieces are to be turned back one hour.

Subsequently, Eastern Standard Time continues to Sunday, 8th March, 2015. 

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Tourism unveils four commemorative stamps in honour of its 50th anniversary - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:43:48 PM

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (MOT) in conjunction with the Bahamas Philatelic Bureau General Post Office unveiled four commemorative stamps in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of Tourism and in recognition of the importance of the tourism industry in The Bahamas at a press conference in Pompey Square recently.

Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu, announced that the four stamps, which also went on sale, will honour two hotels in the Outer Islands and two giants in The Bahamas’ hotel industry.

They include the Peace N’ Plenty Resort in Exuma, the Kings Inn...
News : International
Chinese top political advisor meets Bahamas senate head - Oct 30, 2014 - 12:28:12 PM

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BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said here Friday that China is ready to further lift the level of cooperation with the Bahamas.

Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC), said in a meeting with Bahamas President of Senate Sharon Wilson that China-Bahamas relations are at the best level in history.

Yu said since Chinese President Xi's historic visit to the Caribbean last year, bilateral relations have made continuous progress...
News : International
Bahamian Elected as Vice Chairperson of 69th Session of UN General Assembly - Oct 29, 2014 - 11:19:56 PM

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NEW YORK -- Mrs. Tishka Francis, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the United Nations, has been elected to serve as Vice Chairperson of the Second Committee of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Second Committee is a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly that deals with Economic, Financial and Environmental matters. The Committee has a normative function, pronouncing on key and emerging international sustainable development issues and providing the foundation for the Body’s operational activities in related areas...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas dream wedding winning brides from Florida select Mon Cheri gowns - Oct 29, 2014 - 11:01:53 PM

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PLANTATION, Florida - The three lucky brides from Florida that recently won The Islands of The Bahamas, “16 Islands, 16 Weddings, One Priceless Day” contest, came together this weekend to select their complimentary Mon Cheri bridal gowns, designed by David Tutera and Sophia Tolli.

The bridal gown, which ranges in prices from $1,300 to $1,900, was one of several prizes won by the brides in The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s unique, social media contest.

The brides, Cristina Gaston, of Miami, Wanjira Banfield of Fort Lauderdale, and Patrice Prescott of Haileah are scheduled to marry in Bimini, Abaco and Andros respectively. They were also presented with a bottle of...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS Member States Approved the Organization's Budget for the 2015- 2016 Biennium - Oct 29, 2014 - 7:53:35 PM

The Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), gathered today at the 48th Special General Assembly unanimously approved the the Program Budget of the regular fund of the Hemispheric Organization for the 2015-2016 biennium, which assigns a total of 84.324 million dollars annually for the operation and implementation of the institution’s activities.

The General Assembly, which took place today in the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, was led by the Permanent Representative of Chile to the OAS, Ambassador Juan Pablo Lira, who chairs the Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CAAP) of the Permanent Council. Ambassador Lira welcomed the adoption of the resolution stating that "after intense and fruitful discussions, we have achieved a consensus document..."
News : International
Bahamian Entrepreneur Participates in U.S. State Dept. Exchange to Promote Social Entrepreneurship - Oct 29, 2014 - 6:01:16 PM


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On October 28, Mr. Jaime Lewis, founder and president of Islandz Tours, paid a courtesy call on U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Lisa Johnson following his recent participation in the U.S. Department of State sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program, “Changemakers: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.” from August 10 - 29, 2014. The professional exchange program focused on government initiatives that support civic engagement and innovation.

Through his tourism company, Mr. Lewis works directly with local entrepreneurs to promote tourism, The Bahamas’ leading industry. During the meeting with Chargé Johnson, Mr. Lewis discussed how he will apply his experiences from the professional exchange in the United States to make a positive impact in The Bahamas.

News : International
Consul General Randy E. Rolle Returns Home to Inspire Youth - Oct 29, 2014 - 5:49:41 PM

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Bimini, The Bahamas - When Randy E. Rolle left his native Bimini, the island was known as the place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote portions of his Nobel Prize winning speech and Ernest Hemingway got the inspiration for his classic The Old Man and The Sea. Located just 60 miles off the Florida coast, the tiny north western Bahamian island still lures stars to steal away for sail fishing and day trips.

Randy E. Rolle, now the Consul General for The Bahamas to Atlanta and surrounding states, found himself a hometown hero on his most recent trip to the island. He was taking part in the nation’s Diplomatic Week and his visit with students from Gateway Christian Academy and the Louise McDonald High School was nothing short of inspiring. In addition...
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Bid to Protect Bimini Mangroves Goes International - Oct 29, 2014 - 5:35:07 PM

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Bimini, Bahamas – International conservation experts are urging the government to fulfill its promise and protect Bimini’s unique ecological heritage and the local industries that have depended upon it for generations.


The experts, hosted on a tour of Bimini by fast-growing social and environmental advocacy group Save The Bays (STB), called for the official establishment of the North Bimini Marine Reserve. Among other important natural resources, the NBMR would protect mangrove forests that serve as a nursery for the abundant sea life that has attracted so many visitors...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
NPMAFC Placed in the Top Three in Miami Competition - Oct 29, 2014 - 2:21:50 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - On October 19, 2014 the New Providence Martial Arts & Fitness Centre, lead by Instructors Sensei Chin and Sensei Evanstraveled witha team of 13 young Bahamians to compete in the Miami Taikai Karate Tournament in Miami, Florida.

The NPMAFC was invited by Sensei Luis Sanchez, Director of Miami Taikai to participate in the one-day competition, which was held at the Double Tree Inn Convention Center...

News : International
Ambassador Newry signs book of condolences for H.E. Carlos Morales - Oct 29, 2014 - 2:05:10 PM

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, signs the book of condolences to H.E. Carlos Morales Troncoso, former Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, on Tuesday, October 28, at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, 1715 22nd Street, N.W.  Ambassador Newry also delivered a Diplomatic Note on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Morales Troncoso, who died on Saturday, October 25, was Vice President of the Dominican Republic from 1986 to 1994 and its Foreign Minister from 2004 to 2014. Former Foreign Minister Morales Troncoso was instrumental in facilitating recent agreements with The Bahamas regarding trade and proactive measures against illegal fishing by Dominican nationals...
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