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Bahamas Academy 12th Grade students paid a courtesy call on PM Minnis
- Nov 19, 2019 - 10:50:49 AM
Jayden Kelly and Aami Davis, 12th Grade students of Bahamas Academy, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister
the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, on Monday at the office of the Prime
Minister. The students were given the opportunity to meet with several
department heads to learn first-hand the day-to-day operations in the
Office of the Prime Minister.
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism join forces with VIP Hotel and Tour Operator Delegation for largest media blitz in BTO Canada history
- Nov 19, 2019 - 9:30:59 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation delegates lead by Minister
of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, as well as numerous industry
partners took media outlets and tour operators in Canada on a whirlwind
tour of the Islands of the Bahamas, solidifying the messaging of the
Bahamas being a viable destination for the Canadian tourists, despite
the impact of Hurricane Dorian. “Following Hurricane Dorian, we felt
that it was absolutely critical to come and let the Canadian market know
that we are open for business and to introduce The Bahamas to new
aspects of the Canadian market,” remarked Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Director General, Joy Jibrilu, “as far west as Vancouver, there is huge
potential to market the country.”
Sri Lanka election:largely peaceful and credible,although lack of social cohesion a concern
- Nov 19, 2019 - 9:00:33 AM
The Commonwealth Observer Group has commended the people of Sri Lanka on
a largely peaceful, credible and orderly election, but expressed
concern that some groups experienced fear and intimidation.
Group stressed that a credible election must be inclusive, guaranteeing
every citizen’s right to participate freely and safely in the process...
Miss World Queens pay courtesy call at Government House
- Nov 18, 2019 - 6:25:38 PM
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith
received President of the Miss Bahamas Organization Michelle Malcolm,
2018 Miss World Vanessa Ponce de Leon, Miss World Bahamas 2019 Nyah
Bandelier, and others as they paid a courtesy call at Government House,
November 15, 2019. Pictured from left: Nicholas Reilly, MBO assistant;
Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce De Leon; Michelle Malcolm, MBO president;
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith;
Jerome Sawyer, VP, MBO Media Relations & Sponsorship; and Nyah
Bandelier, Miss World Bahamas 2019.
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
Abaco Deployment Teams Attend Church Service
- Nov 18, 2019 - 2:50:07 PM
Pastor Stephen Knowles, Senior Pastor of Storing Tower Community Church
was the guest speaker for the joint Law Enforcement Officials on Sunday
17th, Oct. 2019.
Held at the Container City base, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, the church service was attended by members of the Royal Bahamas
Defence and Police Forces deployment teams on the island of Abaco...
Female Professional represents Grand Bahama at Prestigious Program for Women sponsored by the U.S. Department of State
- Nov 18, 2019 - 2:20:08 PM
The United States Embassy in Nassau is pleased to announce that Ms.
Raquel Beneby-Hart has been selected to participate in the U.S.
Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP),
focused on “Technical Entrepreneurship and Empowerment of Women and
Girls” November 12-22, 2019. Ms. Hart, a resident of Grand Bahama is
attending the program in her capacity as a motivational speaker, trainer
and facilitator in the areas of women’s empowerment and
116 Haitian Nationals to appear in Inagua Magistrate’s Court
- Nov 18, 2019 - 1:20:52 PM
On today’s date, (85) adult Males and (31) adult Females are expected to
appear before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes to face charges of
Illegal Entry. Vonetta Darling-Flowers, Senior Immigration Officer will
be prosecuting this matter.
This group was detected on November 12, 2019, by Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos
while on a routine patrol in waters on the southeastern end of Great
Inagua. They were apprehended on November 13 and November 15 2019...
Government to industrialize cascarilla production
- Nov 18, 2019 - 12:55:24 PM
The government has embarked on a joint venture to continue its objective
of industrializing cascarilla production. In a collaborative effort,
which includes experts of the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine
Resources, Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC),
Department of Forestry, Department of Cooperative Development, the
Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), BEST
Commission, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture, the
Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI),
there will be a week-long trip into Acklins Island to implement the
cascarilla industrialization project...
Fire Aboard Captured Craft
- Nov 18, 2019 - 9:30:09 AM
Firefighters from the Police Department were called to the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force base late Sunday night to assist in extinguishing a
fire onboard a captured craft.
fire was discovered by RBDF Marines during the conduct of a routine
round of the Base. They attempted to extinguish the blaze, however, the
fire was too big to contain. The fire was eventually brought under
control with no injuries...
Prime Minister Minnis discusses immigration challenges with European Union Commissioner
- Nov 17, 2019 - 8:50:45 PM
In a meeting with the European Commissioner responsible for Humanitarian
Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, Prime Minister the
Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis outlined challenges faced by The Bahamas as
it relates to illegal migrants.
Prime Minister Minnis highlighted
the state of the country’s already stretched social resources faced by
the Government and its impact on the country, the Bahamas Government’s
strategy to prevent the re-establishment of unsafe shanty towns and the
importance of protecting the country’s borders...
Statement: Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Sickout
- Nov 17, 2019 - 7:30:04 PM
On Wednesday 13 November, a number of employees of the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas’ (BCB) Northern Service in Freeport called in
sick over concerns of the presence of mold in the building that was
badly damaged by Hurricane Dorian.
While the management of the
BCB is disappointed in this action, which impacted operations, the
health and welfare of all employees of the Corporation remain a priority
for the management and by extension the Office of the Parliamentary
Secretary with responsibility for the BCB...
Abaco Deployment Marine of Quarter
- Nov 17, 2019 - 5:39:58 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force congratulates Marine Seaman Shaquan
Porter on being chosen Marine of the Month of October for the RBDF
Deployment Team on the island of Abaco.
This recognition is given
to an individual who has displayed an exemplary work ethic while on
deployment during the hurricane relief efforts on that island.
Throughout the course of his deployment, Marine Seaman Porter has risen
to meet the challenging and diverse demands placed on Defence Force
PanJam and Portland Private Equity Announce Acquisition of Minority Stakes in itelbpo
- Nov 16, 2019 - 2:30:20 PM
PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam) and Portland Private Equity
(Portland) announced today that they have entered into an agreement to
each acquire a 15 per cent ownership stake in Outsourcing Management
Limited (OML), which trades as itelbpo.
itelbpo was founded in
2012 in Montego Bay with a team of seven. Now, it is the region’s
largest, home-grown business process outsourcer, with operations in
Jamaica, the Bahamas, Mexico and the United States...
Marv Cunningham is the Caribbean’s Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge Winner
- Nov 15, 2019 - 3:42:47 PM
talented Marv Cunningham from Bahamas has won the Caribbean Regional
leg of the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2019. Marv was up
against 5 other top bartenders in an intense competition.
made two cocktails in just seven minutes: His Amaro Cocktail using
Amaro di ANGOSTURA® was called “Amaro Bank Burst” and his “Rum Cocktail”
using Angostura’s® 7-year rum and ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and
ANGOSTURA® orange bitters was called “Mas Curried”...
Lyford Cay Foundation Celebrates 50 Years
- Nov 15, 2019 - 3:08:40 PM
His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General
(first pew), and Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance (second pew, far right) attend the Lyford Cay Foundation's
Service of Thanksgiving celebrating their 50th Anniversary at Saint
Francis Xavier Cathedral on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
New Ambassador of the Dominican Republic Presents Credentials
- Nov 15, 2019 - 2:50:09 PM
The new Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic, Josué
Fiallo, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the
Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, during a ceremony at the
headquarters of the hemsiferic institution.
stressed that his country and the OAS share the same values. "On behalf
of the President, Danilo Medina, I want to reiterate the commitment of
the Dominican Republic to the four pillars of the Organization:
democracy, human rights, sustainable development and multidimensional
security," said the Dominican diplomat...
Waltiea Discusses Inaugural 'Bahamas Hoopfest' at Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
- Nov 15, 2019 - 1:25:37 PM
The Bahamas’ first player to participate in the Women’s National
Basketball Association (WNBA) Waltiea Rolle paid a courtesy call on
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, at the
Ministry, on November 13, 2019. Also present at the courtesy call were
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture David
Cates, Under Secretary Montez Williams; Director of Sports Timothy
Munnings, Honourary Lifetime Member of the IAAF Pauline Davis-Thompson,
Ken Wilson of the Sports Division, Co-Founder of Hoopfest Marvin
Henfield and Director of Event Planning Wilton Russell...