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Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party - Jun 15, 2019 - 5:05:52 PM

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Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party

The Duke of Sussex has today presented special prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

A campaigner against gender-based violence, an inventor of life-saving medical devices and the boss of a pioneering recycling company...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Relocation of OPM Land Unit - Jun 15, 2019 - 12:15:11 PM

The public is hereby notified that with effect from June 19, 2019 the Land Unit, Office of the Prime Minister currently located at #14 Collins Avenue, will be relocated to the Lands & Surveys Building on Bay & Armstrong Streets.
Public Operating Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m...


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Admiral Christopher Grady Greets Minister of National Security Marvin Dames - Jun 14, 2019 - 6:08:15 PM

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U.S. Fleet Forces Command commander (Four-Star) Admiral Christopher Grady greets Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, during a courtesy call at Cabinet Office, in Nassau, The Bahamas, on June 14, 2019.  Admiral Grady also serves as Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command; and assumed duties of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Strategic Command (NAVSTRAT) and U.S. Strategic Command Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC), on February 1, 2019...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Issues at Passport Office to be addressed - Jun 14, 2019 - 4:00:15 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield says that the Passport Office has some challenges but help is on the way.  During his 2019/2020 Budget contribution, the Minister said that the Passport Office has always been challenged with providing services in a building with inadequate space.

“The influx of renewal applications due to the tenth year anniversary of the first e-Passports coupled with new applicants and persons now renewing their manual passports have compounded the challenges faced,” he said.  “Despite the challenges, staff at the Passport Office...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
DPM Turnquest offers graduates advice on taking their next step in life - Jun 14, 2019 - 3:00:07 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest told the 2019 graduating class of Sunland Baptist Academy that in securing their high school diploma, they have accomplished something which just 46 percent of their peers complete successfully.

“Today, I see talented, young Bahamians who will continue the tradition of other Sunland Baptist Academy graduates, who are making meaningful contributions in both the public and private sectors of our nation,” the Minister told the graduates...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Rolle touts MOYSC Role in Nation Building, and Indicates need in the Family Islands - Jun 14, 2019 - 2:15:37 PM

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During her Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate on June 12, 2019 Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle said that her Ministry forms part of a strong foundation upon which The Bahamas stands.

“Firstly, it is the pivotal nexus bearing responsibility for overseeing the development of our most precious resource, our youth; second, the Ministry facilitates the growth and development of sports and recreation to the benefit of our people...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Governor General returns from official farewell courtesy call on the Queen - Jun 14, 2019 - 1:45:16 PM

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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling was greeted by Deputy to the Governor-General, Cornelius A. Smith at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Thursday, June 13, 2019, upon her return from an official farewell courtesy call on Her Majesty the Queen in London. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Institute of Business and Technology (BIBT) call on Deputy to the Governor General - Jun 14, 2019 - 1:06:38 PM

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Bahamas Institute of Business and Technology (BIBT) Alumni honourees and members of Student Government paid a courtesy call on Deputy to the Governor General, Cornelius A. Smith, at Government House on Thursday, June 13, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Education to focus on professional development for teachers - Jun 13, 2019 - 4:50:18 PM

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is focused on several key objectives that are expected to usher a “new dispensation” in the educational enterprise, the Hon. Jeff Lloyd, Minister of Education announced in his contribution to the ongoing Budget Debate Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

Minister Lloyd told Parliamentarians that since 2017, the MOE has embarked on an “aggressive” program to reform, refine, and enhance the educational enterprise.

Professional development is just one of the “critical” areas that this is being done...
News : New Providence
BPL: Traffic Management for Engine Move tonight - Jun 13, 2019 - 4:19:04 PM

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Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) is pleased to convey the dynamic traffic management plan for movement of our new high-efficiency Wärtsilä tri-fuel engines, for this evening, Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 8PM. A small, multi-agency convoy will move along with the BPL flatbed – which will be moving at a controlled speed of 2MPH – implementing road closures and traffic diversions in stages as required in an effort to minimize the disruption to the motoring public...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Promising students rewarded with laptops - Jun 13, 2019 - 3:25:10 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames and Director of Education Marcellus Taylor applauded President and CEO of Electro Telecom Limited Paul Smith, and his company, for encouraging Bahamian students by awarding laptops to promising scholars for more than 15 years.  Mr. Smith and his company, during an official ceremony at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, June 12, 2019 presented laptops to the most improved students of 24 schools on New Providence, and 19 laptops to the most outstanding students at schools on Exuma, Cat Island and San Salvador....
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Ferreira Announces Energy Initiatives - Jun 13, 2019 - 2:32:46 PM

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During his Contribution on the 2019/2020 Budget Debate, on June 11, 2019, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira announced a number of new and ongoing initiatives that his Ministry is working on for the benefit of all in The Bahamas.

“Recognizing the impact that climate change will have on the Bahamas and the current challenges that exist locally with energy generation and distribution, the Ministry placed special attention on identifying opportunities to increase...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
First Destination Bahamas MICE Exchange Conference yields positive results - Jun 13, 2019 - 1:30:39 PM

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During the first week of June, 30 international incentive travel partners received the opportunity to experience The Bahamas firsthand as they participated in the inaugural Destination Bahamas Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events ( MICE) Conference hosted at Baha Mar by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA), led by BMOTA’s Director of  Group Sales, North America, Janet Johnson- Cuffie.

According to Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials, the MICE market accounts for nearly 40% of overall Bahamas tourism business...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Dames Lauds RBPF while releasing crime figures - Jun 13, 2019 - 1:15:07 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said in the House of Assembly, on June 11, 2019, that the Royal Bahamas Police Force's (RBPF) Commissioner and his Officers have been successful in translating the Government’s crime agenda into effective operational strategies, so far that year.  

“For the first quarter in 2019, overall crime is down by seven percent compared to the same period in 2018,” Minister Dames said, during his Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate.  “Crimes against the person are down by 16 percent, as a number of prominent offences trended downward...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Urban Renewal Commission in talks that could result in extended activities for urban youth during summer - Jun 13, 2019 - 12:43:10 PM

Officials at the Urban Renewal Commission (URC), are in discussions with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to have the two Youth Summer Programmes staggered over July and August in order to offer a full programme of activities during the eleven weeks of the school summer break.

Delivering his Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly Wednesday (June 12, 2019), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said the Commission...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
New school on the way for Inagua and capital works planned for other schools - Jun 13, 2019 - 8:30:05 AM

Matthew Town, Inagua, is set to get a new school in the upcoming year and plans are on the drawing board for the construction of new schools in Gregory Town, Eleuthera and George Town, Exuma.

The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, in his contribution to the ongoing Budget Debate Wednesday, June 12, 2019 made the announcements as he presented an overview of the Ministry of Education (MOE) in the House of Assembly...
News : Local
RBDF assists in Joint Operation - Jun 13, 2019 - 8:03:03 AM

A joint combined operation  between Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) HELO, a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter, a USCG aircraft, and two Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft resulted in the arrest of of a motorized wooden vessel that was smuggling undocumented migrants in waters southwest of The Bahamas during the afternoon of Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Information about the suspicious vessel was initially received by the Defence Force Operations Command Center from the United States Coast Guard earlier during the day...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Government actively pursuing transformative reform in the way the public service operates - Jun 12, 2019 - 7:37:17 PM

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Through the Public Financial Management and Performance Monitoring Reform Project, the government digitization effort and other initiatives, the Bahamas Government is actively pursuing transformative reform in the way that the public service operates, the Deputy Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Athena Marche said.

“We are committed to upgrading human resource and technical capacity to improve value for money for the Bahamian taxpayers,” said the Deputy Financial Secretary at the National Statistics of the Public Financial Management and Performance Monitoring Reform Project two-day workshop held at SuperClubs Breezes...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
TDC launch to allow ‘more, ordinary Bahamians’ to benefit from larger economic roles in tourism sector - Jun 12, 2019 - 4:20:11 PM

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The launch of the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) of The Bahamas Ltd. -- whose purpose is to create linkages between the country’s growing Tourism market and its domestic economy – is expected to allow more, ordinary Bahamians to benefit from larger, economic roles in the Tourism sector.

Specifically, the TDC has been established to regulate and foster the growing domestic tourism industry and empower Bahamians as stake-holders/entrepreneurs “in this our most important economic sector.”...
News : New Providence
USS Stout Arrives for Nassau, Bahamas Port Call - Jun 12, 2019 - 4:05:27 PM

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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, for a scheduled port visit, June 12. 

The Norfolk-based destroyer arrived in the island nation’s port as part of a concerted effort to increase U.S. presence and reinforce the U.S. Navy’s commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership.

“The Bahamas is one of our most enduring allies, and this is a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our two countries,” said Cmdr. N
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