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Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture congratulates successful CARIFTA Water Polo Teams
- Apr 21, 2019 - 9:30:15 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture takes this opportunity to
congratulate the outstanding young men and women that represented the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas at the Water Polo CARIFTA Games held in St.
Michael, Barbados this past weekend. Team Bahamas walked away from the
2019 CARIFTA Water Polo Games with three (3) Medals gold, silver and
The bronze medal was won by the Under – 19 Boys who
skillfully executed their game plan to defeat the team from Trinidad and
Tobago and we are very proud of them for their fine effort displayed at
Defence Force continues search for missing man
- Apr 20, 2019 - 11:00:10 AM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is continuing its search for Mr. James
Green, a boater who went missing after leaving Sandy Point, Abaco on
April 16, 2019.
Mr. Green, a resident of Sandy Point, was last
seen on a 17-foot open hull boat. An initial search was launched by
members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police, Bahamas Air Sea
Search and Rescue Association (BASRA), the United States Coast Guard and
Campbell leads Bahamas’ contingent to 48th CARIFTA Games
- Apr 18, 2019 - 4:00:06 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell led The Bahamas’ contingent to the 48th Caribbean Free Trade
Association’s (CARIFTA) Games, Thursday, full of optimism that the team
will perform at its optimum level.
Minister Campbell is
pinch-hitting for Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon.
Lanisha Rolle who was scheduled to address the Caribbean High School
Championships, Thursday, at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium...
Minister Wells meets with Local Government throughout Grand Bahama
- Apr 18, 2019 - 3:38:23 PM
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells
spent the entire day on Grand Bahama, traveling from east to west,
listening to concerns and answering questions from members of various
local government councils.
Minister Wells arrived in Freeport,
Grand Bahama, early on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, accompanied by
officials from the Ministry of Transport, the Port Department and Local
Ministry of Agriculture: Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies Recall
- Apr 18, 2019 - 12:35:43 PM
Mondelez Global LLC issued a voluntary recall for its red, 13 oz.
packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy on April 16, 2019 due to the potential of
an unexpected solidified agent in the product. The company has received
reports of potential adverse health effects, however, they did not
disclose what ingredient/s may solidify or what health effects people
National Child Protection Month Church Service Speaker Provides Teen Inspiration
- Apr 18, 2019 - 11:59:55 AM
Sixteen-year-old Keno Armbrister has gone from finding himself on the
edge of the academic cliff at the R.M. Bailey Senior High School, to
quoting Confucius, and Roy T. Bennett and other literary giants, to
delivering the Motivational Address at the recent Ministry of Social
Services annual 'National Child Protection Month Church Service,' at
Faith United Missionary Baptist Church.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall," Armbrister says, quoting Confucius...
Defence Force Conducts Search for Missing Man
- Apr 18, 2019 - 8:49:19 AM
An ongoing search for a missing boater is being conducted by members of
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police, Bahamas Air Sea Search and
Rescue Association (BASRA), a United States Coast Guard helicopter and
After receiving initial reports of a boater who
went missing after leaving Sandy Point, Abaco on April 16, RBDF assets
were immediately dispatched to the surrounding area...
Ambassador-Designate of Chile Presented Letters of Credence
- Apr 17, 2019 - 7:40:54 PM
Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Francisco
Javier Bernales, Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Chile to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas during a brief ceremony at Government House
on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
PM Minnis: State-of-the-art coastal radar to strengthen country’s borders
- Apr 17, 2019 - 7:15:12 PM
The handover of the country’s first state-of-the-art coastal radar
system marks an essential step in the Government’s strategy to
strengthen the borders of The Bahamas, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis said on Wednesday.
The Kelvin Hughes Long-Range
Coastal Radar, valued at over $2 million, will enhance the monitoring
and provide better protection against illegal migration, illicit drugs,
gun trafficking, poaching, human trafficking and other threats to
national security, said the Prime Minister...
The Governor General visited Ms. Laura Williams at Her Residence
- Apr 17, 2019 - 6:30:43 PM
The Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite
Pindling visited Ms. Laura Williams at her home in Golden Gates, today.
Dame Marguerite is pictured, left, presenting birthday flowers to Ms.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)
Destination Friday for The Bahamas, a smashing success with patrons at African American Research Library
- Apr 17, 2019 - 4:50:56 PM
Some two hundred patrons attended a special ‘”Taste of The Bahamas”
Reception held recently at the African American Research Library and
Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The event, which showcased the
diverse culture of The Bahamas, with special emphasis on Freeport, Grand
Bahama, was part of the Broward County Library Destination Friday’s
program and was facilitated by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
The event featured Bahamian entertainment
including a live performance by the Sunshine Junkanoo Group and DJ Levon
Justice Estelle Gray-Evans Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice
- Apr 17, 2019 - 4:30:05 PM
The Hon. Madam Justice Estelle Gary-Evans was sworn in as Acting Chief
Justice by Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on
Wednesday, April 17, 2019. At present the Hon. Madam Justice Vera
Watkins, Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is on personal
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on Prime Minister Minnis
- Apr 17, 2019 - 3:23:05 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (right) welcomed in a
courtesy call, General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force
Commander, United States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North
American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), April 17, 2019 at the Office
of the Prime Minister.
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)
Bartlett Hill Primary of Grand Bahama call on the Governor General
- Apr 17, 2019 - 3:15:03 PM
Principal and students of Bartlett Hill Primary School, Eight Mile
Rock, Grand Bahama recently paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency the
Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on the Minister of National Security
- Apr 17, 2019 - 2:56:41 PM
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force Commander, United
States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace
Defense Command (NORAD), pictured left, greets Minister of National
Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames in a courtesy call, April 17, 2019 at
the Ministry. In the group photo, from left are: Commissioner of Police
Anthony Ferguson; Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Commodore Tellis Bethel; General O'Shaughnessy; Minister Dames; US
Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers; and Ministry of National
Security Permanent Secretary (Actg.) Eugene Poitier...
Grand Bahama and South Eleuthera Students call on the Governor General
- Apr 17, 2019 - 12:18:03 PM
Courtesy Calls at Government House:
Students of Preston H. Albury Secondary School, South Eleuthera, paid a
courtesy call on Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor General;and also the
fifth and sixth grade students of Grace Christian Academy, Freeport,
Grand Bahama called upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, April 16,
Murphy Town Hosts Abaco's 'Mega' Multi-School National Arts Festival Performances
- Apr 17, 2019 - 12:00:29 PM
It was standing-room only, as the E. Clement Bethel National Arts
Festival held its second annual "mega" multi-school Abaco adjudications
at the Murphy Town Community Center, April 10, 2019. Students from at
least six public and private schools joined community performers for
more than 30 entries in dance, drama, and music. Students came from as
far away as about 30 miles for S.C. Bootle High School and Cooper's Town
Primary -- in Cooper's Town -- to as near as Patrick J. Bethel High
Local home décor market expands Oasis Furniture, Sea Glass Interior join forces
- Apr 17, 2019 - 11:00:55 AM
Two years after she risked all to open a home décor business with rare
pieces she sourced from around the world, Brooke Phillips-Pyfrom
announced this week Oasis Furniture was celebrating its second
anniversary with its most significant expansion to date – the addition
of a respected in-house interior decorator and designer.
Treco, an amazingly talented interior designer, has joined the Oasis
Furniture team, allowing us to provide in-house design services working
with other designers or with the homeowner,” said Phillips-Pyfrom...
Dames: Installation of New Commissioner – Another Correctional Services Milestone
- Apr 16, 2019 - 11:15:19 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on April 15,
2019, that the Handover Ceremony that day was another milestone in the
development of the oldest of the three branches of law enforcement in
The Bahamas: The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.
rehabilitation and preservation of inmates’ rights is a subject of
particular importance to this administration and it is one of priority
for our Government,” Minister Dames pointed out during the ceremony that
installed Mr. Charles Murphy as the new Commissioner, and recognized
Virtual reading program complements student learning
- Apr 16, 2019 - 8:49:53 PM
The trial version of a virtual reading program that analyzes individual
students’ reading strengths and weaknesses was introduced at the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) during the spring semester,
resulting in it possibly being implemented in other English classes in
MindPlay gives students a pretest, builds a unique
plan for each student - teaching to the student’s specifics gaps – and a
post test for each level. Eleven students participated in the seven-day
trial, followed by 85 additional students...