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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)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
"The Bahamas is Open For Business" - Minister D'Aguilar in Vancouver - Nov 19, 2019 - 10:15:37 AM

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Dionisio D'Aguliar continues to push the messaging that the Bahamas is indeed open for business.  He interviewed this week at Global BC's Morning News with Reporter Sonia Sunger.

Photos enclosed...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
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.”
News : International
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. 

The Group stressed that a credible election must be inclusive, guaranteeing every citizen’s right to participate freely and safely in the process...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Governor General attended Inaugural Service of Rev. Trajean Jadorette at New Covenant Baptist Church - Nov 18, 2019 - 7:30:25 PM

His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, headed the list of government officials and also gave remarks at the Inaugural Service of  Rev. Trajean Jadorette,  Sunday, November 17, 2019 at New Covenant Baptist Church.  The Hon. Renward Wells, Minister of Transport and Local Government, brought remarks on behalf of the Prime Minister. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
News : New Providence
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 entrepreneurship...
News : Local
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

(OPBAT) while on a routine patrol in waters on the southeastern end of Great Inagua. They were apprehended on November 13 and November 15 2019...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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... 
News : Local
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.

The isolated 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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
News : Grand Bahama
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...
News : Local
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 Personnel...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Statement of the OAS General Secretariat on the Situation in Nicaragua - Nov 17, 2019 - 12:06:25 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) expresses its concern and condemns the latest acts of repression and detention of protesters reported in Nicaragua...
News : International : Caribbean News
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...
News : International : Caribbean News
Marv Cunningham is the Caribbean’s Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge Winner - Nov 15, 2019 - 3:42:47 PM

The 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.

Marv 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”...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.  

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
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.

Ambassador Fiallo 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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
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