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Junkanoo Summer Festival Is Back, Bigger and Better - Jun 20, 2022 - 2:03:39 PM

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA), in collaboration with the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), is back with its largest signature cultural event — Junkanoo Summer Festival. The popular summer festival will take place on four Saturdays this July ( 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th July) at Arawak Cay, directly opposite the Fish Fry, from 12 p.m...
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ZNS Celebrates 86th Anniversary with Church Service - May 30, 2022 - 4:23:18 PM

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Officials of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS) celebrated 86 years of service to the community with attendance, Sunday morning, May 29, 2022 at Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Baillou Hill Road, South.  Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. William Thompson and Minister of State for the Public Service, the Hon. Pia Glover Rolle who addressed the congregation are pictured with ZNS directors and executives -- including Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Chairman Picewell Forbes, Director Athama Bowe...
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Doctoral degree posthumously conferred to Hon. A.D. Hanna by University of The Bahamas - May 27, 2022 - 4:18:31 PM

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The University of The Bahamas (UB) has posthumously conferred an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree upon the late Hon. Arthur D. Hanna, former Bahamian governor-general, parliamentarian, deputy prime minister and minister of education at the institution’s Spring 2022 Commencement exercise.

UB President and CEO Dr. Rodney Smith, by virtue of his authority, conferred the honor on Mr. Hanna in recognition of his accomplishments as Minister of Education...
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Select Jif Peanut Butter Products Recall - Update - May 27, 2022 - 2:56:44 PM

The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) continues to monitor the May 20th, Recall by J.M. Smucker Co. in Lexington Kentucky, USA, for the Select Jif Peanut Butter Products due to potential Salmonella contamination.

A number of Companies and Brands have recalled multiple products containing Peanut Butter, for example, Cargill, Walmart, Del Monte, Wawa, Albertson’s, Fresh Seasons, Country Fresh, just to name a few....
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Dr. Rodney Smith confers final degrees as President and CEO of UB: asks graduates to take the next step with an open mind - May 27, 2022 - 12:04:11 PM

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Dr. Rodney Smith conferred final degrees as President and CEO of the University of The Bahamas on the Class of 2022 at the Spring Commencement ceremony, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Atlantis Convention Centre.

Dr. Smith, who concludes his tenure on July 31, 2022, expressed appreciation to his colleagues in administration, staff throughout the campuses, faculty and alumnae for walking the journey with him...
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Rise in hospitalizations not linked to spike in COVID-19 Cases - May 26, 2022 - 11:14:53 AM

Minister of Health & Wellness, the Honourable Dr. Michael R. Darville confirmed that there has been an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in particular in New Providence over the past three (3) weeks. The Minister added that samples to test for the Omicron BA.2. Variant were collected and sent for genome mapping.

The Disease Surveillance Unit he said has turned specific focus on schools in the country as cases continue to rise. “This Ministry is working closely with the Ministry of Education & Technical & Vocational Training as well as with the unions”, Minister Darville said, “…
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The Bahamas Development Bank names Nicholas Higgs as next Managing Director - May 25, 2022 - 4:16:46 PM

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Nicholas Higgs has been named as the next Managing Director to The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB). He will take the helm of the National Development Bank on July 4th 2022. At 31, he is the youngest Managing Director in the history of institution.

Mr.Higgs brings extensive experience in development finance, research and capital raising...
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In a changing world, educators asked to be kind, first: UB Teachers Commissioning Ceremony for School of Education - May 25, 2022 - 2:57:03 PM

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The Hon. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, and Technical and Vocational Training has called on educators to be good listeners, sharpen their problem solving skills and avoid temptations that contribute to the erosion of the teaching profession.

“You have chosen a noble career, therefore whether it is temporary or for the long haul just know that from day one you will touch lives and groom the future of this country which we all call home,” he said...
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Western Air Makes Inaugural Flight Between Nassau and Fort Lauderdale - May 23, 2022 - 2:55:01 PM

Bahamian owned and operated commercial airline, Western Air, took a long runway into the international friendly skies yesterday when it made its first flight between Nassau and Fort Lauderdale, Florida as another airline alternative for travellers. The 50-seater Embraer ERJ145 Jet took off from Lynden Pindling International Airport at 11 a.m. en route to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport...
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Official Islands Of The Bahamas 2022 Hurricane Shelter Listing - May 23, 2022 - 10:13:35 AM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has released its Official List of Shelters for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season which commences June 1 and ends November 30, 2022.

Weather forecasters at The Bahamas Department of Meteorology are predicting another above-average season with 19 named storms, including  9 hurricanes, four of which are expected to become major hurricanes (Category 3...
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MoYSC 2022 Summer Youth Employment Programme Accepting Applications - May 23, 2022 - 9:39:54 AM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will host its annual Summer Youth Employment Programme in New Providence and Grand Bahama, to run from Monday, 4th July to Friday, 29th July, 2022.  Young persons will be employed as Camp Aides (ages 15-17), participate in Youth and Culture Apprenticeships (ages 15 to 25) or serve as summer students in our Corporate Placement programme (ages 15 to 25)...
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The Bahamas Joins CARICOM Member States for Agri-investment Forum and Expo - May 20, 2022 - 3:31:42 PM

A delegation from The Bahamas, led by the Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, (MOTIA), along with Minister Clay Sweeting, Minister for Agriculture, Marine Resources & Family Island Affairs are set to travel to Georgetown, Guyana, 19th  -21st  May, to represent the Prime Minister in the CARICOM Agri-Investment Forum and Expo...
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Reception to Mark the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between The Bahamas and China - May 20, 2022 - 1:07:25 PM

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A Reception was held to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and People's Republic of China, May 19, 2022 at Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar.  

Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas H.E. Dai Qingli, and the Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service the Hon. Frederick Mitchell, gave remarks.
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The Governor General congratulated Mrs. Elaine Major on her 100th birthday - May 19, 2022 - 3:33:01 PM

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His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, attended a special reception in recognition of Mrs. Elaine A.V. Major, who celebrated her 100 Birthday on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.  At the celebration, at Crypto Isle (formerly Luciano's East Bay Street), she was presented a Special Letter and an arrangement of flowers from the Governor General.  Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin brought congratulatory remarks...
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Deputy Prime Minister attends memorial service for the American tourists who died on Exuma - May 19, 2022 - 12:21:56 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper attended a memorial for three American visitors to Exuma, Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Robbie Phillips and Mr. Vincent Chiarella, who died while staying at Sandals.  It was also a service for the recovery of Mrs. Donnis Chiarella.

The Service of Prayer, led by the Exuma Christian Council, was held at Ebenezer Union Baptist Church at Farmers Hill on Monday, May 16...
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NOTICE - Social Services End of Month Coupon Distribution - Grand Bahama - May 19, 2022 - 10:17:34 AM

NOTICE - SOCIAL SERVICES COUPON DISTRIBUTION/GRAND BAHAMA – As the Department of Social Services transitions to online services, the restructuring of coupon distribution is taking place, said Dorothea Gomez, Officer in Charge of the Department of Social Services during a press conference on Wednesday.

The end of month coupon distribution will take place as follows: May 23 to 27...
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Career Fair for 1,000 Grand Bahama students - May 18, 2022 - 10:49:19 PM

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The Ministry for Grand Bahama in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Labour will host a two-day Career Fair for 1,000 students, from grades nine to 12, at Grand Lucayan resort beginning May 19.

The announcement was made by Permanent Secretary for the Ministry for Grand Bahama Harcourt Brown during a press conference on Tuesday at the Ministry. Also present were Ivan Butler from the Ministry of Education and Bonnie Johnson from the Ministry of Labour....
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Government, fulfilling commitment to provide housing for Bahamians - May 18, 2022 - 4:41:58 PM

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The Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, has underscored the government’s commitment to “strengthening” and “deepening” its “unmatched” legacy of providing access to decent, affordable housing to Bahamians.

“My government is acutely aware of the current housing shortage in The Bahamas and the backlog of housing applications at the Mortgage Corporation of The Bahamas (BMC),” said Prime Minister Davis...
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72 Foreign Nationals repatriated To Haiti - May 18, 2022 - 2:42:41 PM

On Tuesday, 17th May 2022, at approximately 7:40 AM, a Bahamasair chartered flight departed New Providence for Port-au-Prince, Haiti with sixty-two (62) Haitian nationals onboard; forty- six (46) males, twelve (12) females, and four (4) minors were in this group.

Additionally, at 1:20 PM, a Bahamasair flight carrying ten (10) Cuban nationals departed New Providence for Havana, Cuba. This group consisted of nine (9) males and one (1) female...
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Two-Day Cruise to GB re-branded ‘Margaritaville at Sea Paradise’ - May 17, 2022 - 10:18:46 AM

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With the major announcements and activities in Grand Bahama over the past week, the island is in the process of rebirth, said Jewel Edwards, consultant at the Ministry for Grand Bahama speaking on behalf of the Hon. Ginger Moxey during the rebranding ceremony for Margaritaville at Sea Paradise on Sunday.

Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, formerly Grand Classica, is a two-day cruise that sails between Grand Bahama and West Palm Beach, Florida...
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