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National Arts Festival Comes to Deep Creek, Eleuthera - May 24, 2018 - 7:00:42 PM
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Teacher's Aide at Deep Creek Primary School Nickeva Griffin sings an inspiring gospel song, during the E. Clement National Arts Festival Adjudications at her school in Eleuthera, on May 16, 2018. 

(BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
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Tradewinds 2018 Exercise - May 24, 2018 - 5:09:42 PM
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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be hosting the largest military training exercise of its kind next month. Tradewinds 2018 is an annual regional military training exercise that will be held in The Bahamas from the 14th to 21st of June. This year's exercise will focus on Countering Transnational Organized crime in the region.

The main objective of the highly regarded military event is to foster training for security forces that is ‘tailored for the region by the region.’  The annual exercise is sponsored by the United States Southern Command...
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Long Island Food Stores Inspected By Price Inspectors - May 24, 2018 - 4:26:34 PM
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Determined to leave no stone unturned in their quest to ensure that all Long Islanders receive fresh, quality food and gasoline products at the right price, Price Inspectors and Metrologists led by the Chairman of the Prices  Commission, Ms. Synida Dorsett travelled to Long Island and personally inspected every grocery store and gasoline service station from Wednesday, 16 May to Friday, 18 May, 2018.

Ms. Dorsett was accompanied by Mr. Huel Robins, Commissioner of the Prices Commission and Vice Chairman of The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality;
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Thompson welcomes Vacation Express back to Grand Bahama - May 24, 2018 - 4:09:12 PM
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Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. James Kwasi Thompson welcomed arriving travelers at the startup of Vacation Express Summer Program Flights to Grand Bahama, Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2018.

Mr. Thompson, who holds Cabinet responsibilities for the island of Grand Bahama, said “today is a very good day for Grand Bahama.  As you can see, today marks the return of Vacation Express.  A few months ago the government was in negotiation with Sunwing Airlines and we negotiated the return of the very important Vacation Express, which brings additional airlift to Grand Bahama...
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Ministry of Health and PHA explore opportunities with Johns Hopkins Medicine International - May 24, 2018 - 2:00:34 PM

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The Ministry of Health and the Public Hospitals Authority exploring opportunities for sustainable collaborations with Johns Hopkins International.

On Thursday May 17th, 2018 Minister of Health Dr. the Honourable Duane E. Sands received Managing Director of Global Services at Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHMI) Irma Purish at a courtesy call designed to explore engaging and sustainable models of patient centered care that allow for innovative collaboration and raise the standard of care delivered...
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Forecasters predict a near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season - May 24, 2018 - 12:17:05 PM
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May 24, 2018 NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal.

Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season for the upcoming hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30...
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(Photos) Rosewood Baha Mar Opens - May 23, 2018 - 7:41:07 PM
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Scenes from the official opening of Rosewood Baha Mar on May 22, 2018.  Shown enjoying ambience of the beautiful resort are Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Minnis; Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar and Mrs. D'Aguilar; President of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts Radha Arora; President of Baha Mar Graeme Davis; and other officials. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Simms Primary School Students call on the Governor General - May 23, 2018 - 4:51:06 PM
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Students and teachers of Simms Primary School, Long Island, called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General,  at Government House on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Tarpum Bay Primary Shines In National Arts Festival - May 23, 2018 - 4:34:01 PM
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Tarpum Bay Primary School students performed for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudicators at the school recently.  School students formed a choir and sang about things Bahamian, including Bahamian heroes; fourth-grade student Genesis Sands sang her version of Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never"; and male students brought Junkanoo sounds and earned an impressively-high score. 

(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)
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Minister Pintard Opens Annual Pancho Rahming Primary School Track & Field Championship - May 23, 2018 - 4:13:06 PM
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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard brought the official remarks at the opening of the 34th Annual Frank “Pancho” Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championship, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the original Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium.  Among those taking part in the opening for the national meet were Director of Sports Timothy Munnings, Meet Director Mike Sands, Bahamas Association of Certified Officials (BACO) member Renee Davis, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band and various students...
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At Rosewood’s Opening: PM Minnis applauds Baha Mar for contributing to economy and celebrating local art - May 23, 2018 - 1:59:43 PM
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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis applauded Baha Mar for contributing to the economy and acclaiming local art at the official opening ceremony for Rosewood Baha Mar on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

It marked the completion of the three-phased development of three luxury brand hotels at Baha Mar...
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RBC becomes the first bank to launch contactless payment technology for merchants across the Caribbean - May 23, 2018 - 1:18:41 PM
Over the coming weeks, RBC will be enhancing its Merchant Services across the Caribbean region by enabling RBC point-of-sale devices with contactless payment acceptance, or “Tap” as it is more commonly referred to. RBC is the first bank in the Caribbean to offer this for merchants across the region.

“We are proud to be taking these next steps with contactless acceptance in our markets,” said Rob Johnston, Head, Caribbean Banking, RBC...
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CIBC FirstCaribbean MD applauds instrumental move by TSL - May 23, 2018 - 12:11:52 PM
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At the launch of Tug Services Limited (TSL)’s two new tugs, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Managing Director (Bahamas & TCI) applauded the company for making an “instrumental” move to help build the Bahamian economy.

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Marie Rodland-Allen spoke at the unveiling of TSL’s tug boats Rose and Sampson...
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CRFM and FAO launch Pacific-Caribbean Nearshore FAD Fisher Exchange - May 23, 2018 - 11:23:16 AM
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The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands (FAO SAP) in Samoa are collaborating to host the Pacific-Caribbean Nearshore FAD Fisher Exchange – a 12-day study tour in three Caribbean countries.

Stakeholders from four Pacific territories – Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga and Samoa – arrived in Barbados this weekend for the first leg of the tour, organized to facilitate the sharing of experiences among stakeholders from the Pacific and Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
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More than 50 graduate from neighbourhood watch program - May 22, 2018 - 10:49:49 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames brings remarks during the Graduation Ceremony for the National Neighborhood Watch Council Training Program, on May 14, 2018, at the Police College Auditorium.  More than 50 persons from various communities throughout New Providence graduated in that first group, with training sessions planned for communities throughout the country.  (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
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Vera Watkins sworn In as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court - May 22, 2018 - 10:34:02 PM

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Vera Watkins (left) was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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RBDF Passing Out Parade - May 22, 2018 - 6:39:41 PM
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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addressed the New Entry 55 & Woman Entry 24 Passing Out Parade at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base on May 18, 2018 at which there were 111 recruits who completed
18 weeks of basic New Entry training.  Minister Dames is pictured
seated centre, with Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel, centre left.  Minister Dames is also inspecting the guard, and presenting awards to Marine Recruit Phenton Miller, winner of Training Officer Award; Marine Recruit William Murphy, winner of Best Male Recruit Award; and Marine Recruit Christin Reckley, winner of Best Female Recruit Award...
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Exuma's Naima Nixon Shows Talent in National Arts Festival - May 22, 2018 - 4:02:53 PM

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St. Andrew's Anglican School student Naima Nixon sings a slow-tempo rendition of the song "Cups", during the E. Clement National Arts Festival Exuma Adjudications, held at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, George Town, Exuma, on May 15, 2018.  The song is a modern version of the Carter Family's 1931 "When I'm Gone" and was featured in the movie "Pitch Perfect".  Naima listens intently to Music Adjudicator Trent Elliott Davis as he gives tips on song choices that best showcase her voice, and on stage mannerisms.  (BIS Photos/Eric Rose)
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PM Minnis tours Grand Bahama’s ‘Goombay Land’ ahead of Official Re-Opening - May 22, 2018 - 3:30:22 PM
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During his monthly visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, May 18, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, toured the family-owned ‘Goombay Land’ facility.

Twenty-one years following the closing of the property, which originally opened in 1989 by Reginald, also known as “Mr. Reg,” and Denyse Albury, the family oriented business has scheduled a re-dedication and grand opening for June 2018...
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Department of Public Health First Nurses Month Bowling Competition - May 22, 2018 - 3:10:01 PM
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Nurses of the Department of Public Health celebrated Nurses Month 2018 with a fun night at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace, recently.  Eight teams competed for a Floating Trophy donated by Bahamas National Breastfeeding Association (BNBA).  A team from Princess Margaret Hospital also participated. The Floating Trophy was won by the combined team of Blue Hill Road and Coconut Grove clinics. Teams wore these colours:Blue Hill Road/Coconut Grove Clinics -- Blue, Nursing Administration -- Lavender...




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