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International Education Award builds connections between The Bahamas & Kamloops, British Columbia - Jan 17, 2017 - 2:54:19 PM

Vantage Airport Group, which operates both Lynden Pindling International Airport in The Bahamas and Kamloops Airport in British Columbia, Canada, today announced that its inaugural International Education Award has been granted. The annual $7,500 tuition award is available to a student from The Bahamas who enters or continues their studies in an undergraduate program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in a specific area of study. This year’s recipient is Bahamian Krishe Pratt who is currently studying at TRU.

The introduction of the award in late 2015 prompted college-bound Bahamian students to take an unprecedented interest in Kamloops and its university...
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Minister Mitchell Addresses the Topic, "So You Want to be a Foreign Minister" - Jan 17, 2017 - 2:15:53 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon. Frederick Mitchell addressed the topic, "So You Want to be a Foreign Minister," on Monday evening, January 16, 2017 at Choices Restaurant, at the University of The Bahamas. 

Minister Mitchell gave an overview of the responsibilities of a Minister of Foreign Affairs, and also answered questions from the audience, which comprised students, teachers, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and the general public...
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Fred Smith: Bullard and Davilma are whistleblowers, not perpetrators - Jan 17, 2017 - 1:57:38 PM

The Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) has always supported, and continues to support, the crucial and valiant work of the officers and leadership of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. We have lauded Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade in particular as an exemplary defender of fairness and justice throughout his distinguished career.

It is therefore with profound regret that we express our bafflement and dismay at the Commissioner’s recent comments regarding the stalled investigation into threats against the lives and safety of members of the environmental group Save The Bays (STB).
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Mrs. Christie Presented with Fly Fishing Permit - Jan 17, 2017 - 1:36:05 PM

The Department of Marine Resources presented a Fly Fishing Permit to Mrs. Bernadette Christie, wife of Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, at the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. 

Regulation of the Fly Fishing Industry became effective January 9, 2017. 

Pictured presenting the permit is Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred Gray.  Also pictured are staff of the Ministry...
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Prime Minister Christie's remarks at MSC Cruise Port Ground Breaking Ceremony at Ocean Cay - Jan 17, 2017 - 12:30:55 PM

Remarks By The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister And Minister Of Finance At The Mediterranean Shipping Company Cruise Port Ground Breaking Ceremony Ocean Cay, Bimini, The Bahamas  on 16th January 2017:

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome back to The Bahamas Mr. Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Cruises, and to once again thank him and the Aponte family for their continued interest in and support of The Bahamas.

Not only does Mr. Vago serve as chairman of cruise operations at MSC, but has been at the helm of the Cruise Line Industry Association’s (CLIA) UK operations as its chairman for the past three years, and the driving force behind this project here at Ocean Cay...
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Public Service and UB Sign MOU for Training and Assessment - Jan 17, 2017 - 12:26:39 PM

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of the Public Service and the University of The Bahamas (UB) for the continuous development and training of Public Servants.

The historic agreement was signed on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the auditorium of the Harry C. Moore Library at UB, and was viewed as an important step in a productive relationship between The Government & UB...
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Learning about Majority Rule through walking classroom - Jan 17, 2017 - 12:23:08 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas – The University of The Bahamas addressed the topic “Technology, Innovation and Majority Rule” on the second day of its Distinguished Lecture and Symposium in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Majority Rule. The Lecture addressed innovation in the teaching of history, and more specifically the use of technology to relay the Majority Rule narrative.

The panel discussion, January 13, 2017 at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, UB, was presented by “From Dat Time”: The Oral and Public History Institute, School of Social Sciences and University Libraries Department...
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Minister Darville Says Crime is Down in Grand Bahama - Jan 17, 2017 - 12:02:07 PM

Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said that it has been confirmed by Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour that crime is down by 49 percent since September 2016 in Grand Bahama.

“And just last week, as reported by Commissioner Greenslade, serious crime has been reduced nationwide, the largest year-to-year drop since 2004,” Minister Darville added...
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United Methodist Mission Volunteers call on Bahamas Governor General - Jan 17, 2017 - 11:21:30 AM

Nassau, The Bahamas - United Methodist Volunteers in Missions Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor General: NASSAU, The Bahamas -- United Methodist Volunteers in Missions of Minnesota paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, at Government House on Friday, January 13, 2017. 

Pictured from left: Esther Sargent, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Pastor Cecil Newbold, and Deborah Barry...
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DPM Davis presented with Sailing Club floating trophy - Jan 17, 2017 - 11:13:58 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas - Executive members of The Cat Island Association Sailing Club presented Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis with a Floating Trophy, January 13, 2017 at the Ministry. 

From left are: Maxwell Burrows, President Pat Strachan, Deputy Prime Minister Davis, and Marcian Mortimer...
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MSC Breaks Ground on Cruise Port with a Conservation Aspect - Jan 17, 2017 - 12:57:32 AM

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that under its Heads of Agreement negotiated with the Bahamas Government, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will invest over $100 million to transform Ocean Cay into a ‘world-class cruise destination.’

"In so doing, MSC will join a distinctive club of cruise liners that own exclusive private islands serving as dedicated cruise destinations," Prime Minister Christie said, January 16, 2017 during the Official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the MSC Cruise Port on the cay...
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U.S. Embassy Closure in Observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Jan 16, 2017 - 9:34:35 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, January 16th, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
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Bahamasair Makes Inaugural Flight to Haiti - Jan 15, 2017 - 4:43:43 PM

A water salute and a large contingent of Haitian officials welcomed Bahamasair’s inaugural flight to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as it touched down shortly before 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

The Avions de Transport Régional-42 (ATR), 50 seat, turbo, prop aircraft, one of the National Flag Carrier’s newest fleet acquired in 2015, provides non-stop service into Port-au-Prince two days per week, Wednesday and Saturday, and is expected to boost revenue for the airline as the frequency increases...
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National Geographic Researchers, Bahamian Scientists and Local Students Explore Abaco Blue Holes - Jan 15, 2017 - 3:52:12 PM

From December 3 – 19, some of the world’s top explorers and scientists in their fields were on-island to map out and research Abaco’s mysterious and beautiful blue holes. A large part of their visit has also been spent conducting educational outreach to students of Abaco.

The scientists and researchers are here as part of a research grant, “Exploration, Mapping, and Outreach in The Bahamas Blue Holes National Park,” which is funded in part by National Geographic. Local partners include the National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities, Monuments & Museum Corporation (AMMC), Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS) and many local businesses and individuals...
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Ambassador McWeeney attends Diplomatic Corps gathering with Pope Francis at The Vatican - Jan 14, 2017 - 10:58:31 AM

The Bahamas non-resident Ambassador to the Holy See, His Excellency, Sean McWeeney QC, attended the annual gathering of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican this past week in Italy. The high point was the annual “state-of-the world” address delivered on Monday, January 9th to the ambassadors by His Holiness, Pope Francis, followed by the traditional exchange of greetings between each of the Ambassadors and the Pope. It was Mr. McWeeney's third time meeting Pope Francis.

In his address, Pope Francis delivered a sobering and wide-ranging survey of the major issues facing the world today...
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Bishop Boyd: Do Justice, Love Kindness and Walk Humbly - Jan 13, 2017 - 5:10:38 PM

The Rt. Rev'd Laish Boyd, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands, called on attendants at a church service to mark the Opening of the Legal Year to view their jobs as service to their nation.

“It's not just about earning a salary. It's about serving,” said Bishop Boyd. He admonished the congregation to adjust their perspective, and focus on service.

The ceremony, which is held annually to invoke God's presence at the beginning of each year, was held at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  It was attended by Chief Justice Sir Hartman Longley, Dame Anita Allen...
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Greenslade Reports 26 Percent Decrease in Overall Crime - New Police Initiatives, Public Cooperation Cited as Reasons - Jan 13, 2017 - 2:30:23 PM

The Bahamas experienced a 26 percent decrease in overall serious crimes for the year 2016 – the largest decrease in serious crime in 12 years -- thanks in large part to double digit decreases in almost every category of crime, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade announced Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Mr. Greenslade cited the implementation of a number of new police initiatives, public support, the “diligence and sacrifice” of the men and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and public adherence to community policing advice, as additional reasons for the decrease...
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The Bahamas Legal Year Opens - Jan 13, 2017 - 2:19:12 PM

Swift Justice Initiative, a Sweeping Success

In her address at the ceremony to mark the opening of the Legal Year, Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs highlighted Swift Justice among the “successes” and “sweeping changes” that the judicial system has seen in the last four years.

She said the administration of justice in The Bahamas has seen a “major” transformation as a direct result of the Swift Justice initiative....
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PM Christie: The Legacy of January 10th Belongs to All Bahamians - Jan 13, 2017 - 1:28:15 PM

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, during the 50th Anniversary of Majority Day Celebration on the Southern Recreation Grounds, that January 10th is a day on the National Calendar that belongs to all Bahamians, regardless of background, politics, race or social and economic status.

"January 10th must be commemorated and celebrated by all of us because it truly represents one of the great, defining moments in our evolution as a people," Prime Minister Christie said, on January 10, 2017...
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Newry addresses 'The Dream of '67' at UB 50th Anniversary of Majority Rule Symposium - Jan 13, 2017 - 10:58:08 AM

The journey from Majority Rule to modern times, has been an ‘interesting’ one in Bahamian history, according to Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United States of America, His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry in his Distinguished Lecture on ‘The Dream of ‘67’ as guest speaker in the University of The Bahamas’ 50th Anniversary of Majority Rule Symposium, January 12-13, 2017. 

Dr. Newry traced, from an academic perspective, the milestones in Bahamian history that propelled the freedom movement that led to Majority Rule in The Bahamas on January 10, 1967 -- one of the nation’s most pivotal and important moments...
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