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Govt. to make provisions for ‘substantial expansion’ in capital investment in new budget year - Mar 23, 2018 - 7:04:46 PM

The Government of The Bahamas intends to make provisions in the new budget year for substantial expansion in capital investment to bring the country’s national infrastructure up to standard.
The new budget year begins July 1, 2018.
‘We need new modern schools, new modern hospital and clinic facilities; we need improved digital infrastructure. We need to repair and rebuild our airports, our roads, our docks and our sea defenses throughout the country,” Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said...
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Historic scuplture of Bahamin woman unveiled in S. Florida - Mar 23, 2018 - 2:28:02 PM

A sculpture created by acclaimed Bahamian artist, Antonius Roberts, and representing a female Bahamian immigrant to the U.S., Mariah Brown - one of the fist black homeowners in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida - was recently unveiled on the campus of Florida Memorial University.

The historical sculpture unveiled, represents what has been described as "one of several beautiful dancing women born out of the artist's deep-seated respect for the sanctity and significance of trees and forests."...
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Governor General attends 28th Annual Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir - Mar 23, 2018 - 2:10:06 PM

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the Bahamas National Youth Choir's 28th Annual Concert at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday evening, March 21, 2018 where she also presented awards.  Pictured are Youth Choir performance highlights.

(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
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GB Youth Apiary Program Forms Bee Keepers Cooperative Society - Mar 23, 2018 - 2:01:40 PM

The newly introduced Apiary program, which was formulated and organized by the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama, under the leadership of the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, has taken another big step in cementing its growth, with the formulation of an Apiary Cooperative.

“I want to be the first to congratulate the newly formed Grand Bahama Bee Keepers Cooperative Society Ltd.,” said Minister Thompson, during a press conference in the Office of The Prime Minister on Wednesday, March 21, 2018...
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Bahamas Junkanoo Street Culture on display at S. Florida Museum - Mar 23, 2018 - 12:45:35 PM

The premiere cultural expression of The Islands Of The Bahamas, Junkanoo, is currently on display at Miami, Florida, History Miami Museum’s exhibition, "Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in Miami."

A live Bahamas Junkanoo group, under the leadership of local Bahamian Junkanoo icon, Mr. Langston Longley, marched an excited crowd into the exhibit hall, at the official opening reception, of the unique, new exhibition, Friday, March 16th...
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Abaconian Khalea Richard is Junior Minister of Tourism 2018 - Mar 23, 2018 - 11:06:36 AM

After an intense competition, Khalea Richard of Forest Heights Academy in Abaco is this year’s Junior Minister of Tourism, having beaten 13 other students from around the country.

“It feels amazing, if you told me this morning when I woke up that I would be Junior Minister of Tourism by the end of the day I would have said, ‘There's no way. Maybe second, maybe third but there's no way’”, Richard said...
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Glinton's Primary School Students bring the Long Island drama at National Arts Festival - Mar 23, 2018 - 9:14:59 AM

Youngsters from grades one through three at Glinton's Primary School recite a poem about the night before school, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications in Long Island, on March 20, 2018, at their school. 

Glinton's Primary School students recite an inspirational poem about trying again, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications in Long Island, on March 20, 2018, at their school.  (MOYSC/BIS Photo: Eric Rose)...
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University of The Bahamas on Graduation Regalia - Mar 22, 2018 - 7:08:03 PM

Commencement is a time-honoured tradition and a sacred celebration of the most pivotal achievements of our University of The Bahamas (UB) students. Indeed, our faculty, staff and administrators are some of the most excited and proud cheerleaders of our graduands at this ceremony. They have actively contributed to their development and matriculation over the years and observing them reach the pinnacle of their academic journey at UB is a proud moment...
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Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Delegates welcomed to The Bahamas - Mar 22, 2018 - 5:52:33 PM

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development Vaughn Miller on Tuesday welcomed Pentecostal Assemblies of the World delegates to their Spring Bishop Board meeting in Nassau at the Grand Hyatt.  The Bahamas welcomed several hundred members from the United States, the Caribbean, and even Asia, who are meeting here this week for the first time in 26 years: their first meeting in The Bahamas was in 1992.  Mr. Vaughn Miller is MP for Golden Isles where Transformation Ministries International is the host church...
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Youth Empowerment students chat with Minister of Works - Mar 22, 2018 - 5:36:45 PM

Youth Empowerment Programme youngsters paid a courtesy call and had a brief chat with Minister of Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister on Thursday morning, March 22, 2018 at the Ministry.

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudication in Arthur's Town, Cat Island - Mar 22, 2018 - 3:11:20 PM

Arthur's Town High School student Erin Turner (left) sings along with her guitar-playing little sister Zoe, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Cat Island Adjudications, on March 21, 2018.  Both sisters also recently competed in the 26th Bahamas Young Culinary Competitions.

 Arthur's Town High School male students and members of the group Kentay and The Band show their rake-n-scrape skills, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Cat Island Adjudications, on March 21, 2018... 
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Visit by the Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Coronie District, Suriname - Mar 22, 2018 - 2:34:34 PM

H.E. Reuben Rahming, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Republic of Suriname, toured apiaries and coconut oil productions sites in the Coronie District during a visit to the Republic of Suriname on Wednesday 14 March, 2018.  The Ambassador who had presented his Letters of Credential to the H.E. Desiré Delano Bouterse, at a Ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Paramaribo on Tuesday 13 March, was interested in the potential of both sectors for both the importation of these products into The Bahamas and the training of Bahamians in these agriculture sectors...
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Pentecostal Assemblies Of The World holds Spring Conference In The Bahamas - Mar 22, 2018 - 10:36:16 AM

Religious tourism got a major boost this week as over 700 Pentecostal Assembly of the World delegates are in The Bahamas for its Spring Bishop Board meeting at the Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar.

The meeting, which is being held from March 18th - 24th, has brought together delegates from the United States, the Caribbean and even as far as Asia, according to officials...
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Government to redress imbalance between spending and revenue - Mar 21, 2018 - 10:45:10 PM

The Government of The Bahamas will redress the imbalance between spending and revenue by giving “immediate and urgent priority” to a fundamental and durable restructuring of public finances in order to strengthen and secure the country’s international standing and the future prosperity of the nation, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Tuesday.

“Doing so is critical to securing the Government’s ability to implement its reform, modernization, and growth agenda in a responsible and fiscally sustainable way during the course of our five-year mandate,” Prime Minister Minnis added....
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EU’s Code of Conduct Group has set criteria for jurisdictions including The Bahamas - Mar 21, 2018 - 9:00:12 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct Group (COCG) has set criteria for jurisdictions including The Bahamas to comply with.

On Wednesday, March 21, DPM Turnquest addressed financial industry officials on the European Union (EU) Finance Ministers’ decision at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday 13 March 2018 to endorse the decision from the Council of the EU to include The Bahamas on the list of Non Co-operative Jurisdictions for tax purposes...
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Ambitious road paving schedule underway - Mar 21, 2018 - 8:45:49 PM

The Government’s “ambitious” road paving schedule is in progress. In his mid-term budget contribution, Public Works Minister the Hon. Desmond Bannister told Parliamentarians that East Bay Street, Village Road, Tonique Williams Darling Highway, Soldier Road, Eastern Road, Culbert’s Hill, Nassau Street, Blake Road, West Bay Street and Farrington Road are included in the schedule of paving locations by Bahamix, the government’s road paving agency.

Streets in Pinewood Gardens and Vinspen Road will also be paved during the current budget cycle should funding permit and full cooperation is received from utility companies...
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Government continues work towards complete restoration of Grand Bahama - Mar 21, 2018 - 8:29:24 PM

Grand Bahama recorded a decrease in its unemployment rate from 12.4 per cent to 12.1 between the period of May 2017 to November 2017, indicating some progress as the Government of The Bahamas “continues to work towards the complete restoration of the island.”

Administration officials say they were also “pleased to see” the type of business expansion that has also taken place in Grand Bahama...
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Students told: On the road, tell Mom not to text, tell dad not to speed - Mar 21, 2018 - 7:50:03 PM

Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell told Grade 4 and 5 students of Garvin Tynes Primary School that road safety is ‘everybody’s business.’  As such, the Minister encouraged the students to remain vigilant whenever they are on the road.

“On country needs all of you and we need you to be the best that you can be,” said Minister Campbell. “Grown ups are busy. We need your help us to remind us to be safe on the streets...
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Public asked to make complaints to Ministry of Works’ Whatsapp line - Mar 21, 2018 - 6:07:14 PM

During his Mid-Term Budget address, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works appealed to the public for its assistance in sending a “strong” message to utility companies through the use of its newly introduced Whatsapp line.

 “The Ministry of Public Works now has a Whatsapp line. The number is 376-0936. I'm begging members of the public to save that number,” he said.

“If you see a pothole, take a photo and whatsapp it to us.  If you see anyone cutting into the road and they cannot produce a permit...
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ORG Urges Minnis, Government to demonstrate commitment to transparency with reforms - Mar 21, 2018 - 5:37:57 PM

The Organization for Responsible Governance, a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic foundation working to improve accountability, economic development and education in The Bahamas, is sorely discouraged at the recent actions of the Government regarding the Oban Energy Foreign Investment proposal. 

The apparent 1) lack of transparency in the process of developing and presenting the Heads of Agreement, 2) lack of involvement of Civil Society in determining the suitability and public interest of the project and 3) lack of broad public consultation with the communities...
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