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Estimated 13,000 cubic yards of debris removed during first two days of cleanup campaign - Jan 21, 2018 - 8:28:01 PM

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Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 13,000 cubic yards of debris was removed from the Bain and Grants Town community during the first two days of the Over-the-Hill Clean-up and Bulk Waste Removal Campaign.

The campaign began on Friday and ramped up its operation on Saturday. Some of the work had to be completed on Sunday...
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Annual Customs Day Service - Jan 21, 2018 - 7:40:34 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest delivered remarks during the 29th Annual International    Customs Day Church Service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at St Barnabas Parish.  During the service, Dr. Geannine Moss, Comptroller of Bahamas Customs Department, made a presentation to Rector of St. Barnabas Parish Canon Basil Tynes.; and Customs Officers took to the streets for their annual Parade.

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Water & Sewerage Team soliciting applications for Long Island water connection - Jan 21, 2018 - 6:27:44 PM

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They are on the ground soliciting applications for water connections relative to the first phase of the mains extension/water works. The team will be on Long Island for the next four days, and will repeat the exercise as additional phases of work are scheduled.

Residents are advised that while the work is in progress, there will be no charge for the water connection.  A relatively small security deposit will be required...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Minnis promotes Team/One Bahamas concept towards creating world-class status for country - Jan 21, 2018 - 4:52:59 PM

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The Bahamas will attain world-class status as a country and a people only when all of its citizens unite under a One Bahamas or Team Bahamas concept, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said.

“We are first and foremost Team Bahamas. While we have our different political, religious and other affiliations, we have a shared vision and ambition to make ours a land of opportunity, with a commitment to the common good, to social justice and to helping the least among us to leading better lives,” the Prime Minister said...
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The Ministry of Education Announces the Appointment of New Leadership Team - Jan 21, 2018 - 4:42:05 PM

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Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd,  on Friday, January 19th 2018, announced the appointment of and introduced to the Ministry of Education’s staff, a new executive team at the Ministry and Department of Education.

The Department is now led by Mr. Marcellus Taylor; Acting Director.   His new team comprises: · Mrs.   Eulease Beneby, Acting Deputy Director, School Management and Registration...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister makes visit to Texas to identify Foreign Investment and Business Opportunities - Jan 21, 2018 - 3:47:22 PM


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Prime Minister's Visit To Austin And Houston Texas Sunday 21, January - Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

1.    The Cabinet Office announces that The Hon Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime
Minister, will visit Austin and Houston Texas between 21-24 January 2018. He will lead a delegation comprising:
1.    Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2.    Senator the Hon. James Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand
Bahama...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Labour’s Construction Job Fair attracts multitudes - Jan 21, 2018 - 3:10:49 PM

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Multitudes of persons turned up at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for the second installment of the Ministry of Labour’s Public Employment Services Initiative, “Labour on the Blocks.”

Facilitated by the Department of Labour, the purpose of this weekend’s initiative was to register job seekers interested in employment in the construction field...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians make courtesy call on the Governor General - Jan 21, 2018 - 2:17:02 PM

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Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), the Bahamas branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Americas and Atlantic Region, called on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House, Friday, January 19, 2018.

The women, led by CWP Chairperson, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Renewal, exchanged courtesies with the Governor General...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Administration’s investments in education, healthcare, communities, and economy to ensure ‘renaissance’ - Jan 21, 2018 - 1:01:41 PM

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The Minnis Administration will channel resources into areas such as education, healthcare, social development and economic opportunities – including jobs and opportunities to become entrepreneurs and businesspersons – as part of its commitment to provide Bahamians with the resources and opportunities they need “to build a good life and a better Bahamas.”

“That is my vision and commitment as Prime Minister,” Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said while addressing the 17th Jones Communications Network’s (JCN) Person of the Year and Civil Society Awards Ceremony held at Jones Communications Media Centre, University Drive...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
BAIC Promotes Vision for 2018 - Jan 20, 2018 - 10:34:14 PM

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The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) with the theme “Growing, Partnering, Empowering” is laying the groundwork through its Handicraft Development Department to assist Bahamian creative arts business owners to take their products to the world stage.  The Corporation aims to position itself as headquarters for educational and technical assistance for artisans to flood the marketplace with products made from their hands...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Minnis Awarded JCN's 2017 'Person of the Year' - Jan 20, 2018 - 1:52:53 PM

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Jones Communications Network (JCN) honoured Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis as the 2017 'Person of The Year' on Friday evening, January 19, 2018 at JCN. Pictured is the Prime Minister, right, accepting the award from CEO of JCN, Wendall Jones.  In the audience are Cabinet Ministers, family, and friends who attended to share in the special evening. 

(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Minnis meets with families of Androsians - Jan 19, 2018 - 9:51:49 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and a delegation from New Providence traveled to North Andros Friday (January 19, 2018) to meet with the families of the six Androsians reported to have been onboard the twin-engine Piper Aztec aircraft that crashed into water off North Andros.

Prime Minister Minnis and his delegation arrived at the North Andros (San Andros) Airport where they were met by senior government and local government officials before being whisked away to the Government Administration Complex where the meeting took place...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Attorney General's Office responds to erroneous news reports and commentary - Jan 19, 2018 - 6:21:05 PM

Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs response to erroneous news reporting and commentary:

Based upon news accounts and commentary upon my Report to the United Nations in Geneva during the recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process on Human Rights it has become apparent that there is a great deal of misunderstanding of the nature of the exercise.

The Bahamas has been a member of the United Nations since Independence, and every five years is called upon, along with every other member State, to report on what it has done to live up to the commitments that it made five years previously to address international concerns about Human Rights...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
AAID Air Accident Report after 6-seater aircraft goes missing - Jan 19, 2018 - 6:14:03 PM

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On 17 January, 2018 the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) was notified by Nassau Air Traffic Control that an aircraft N62769, a Piper Aztec, six seater aircraft went missing around 8:00am while enroute to the Lynden Pindling International Airport from San Andros Airport.

Search and Rescue assets with assistance from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force, the United States Coast Guard and BASRA, as well as other aircraft from Nassau and local boaters in Andros, participated in the search for the missing aircraft and its occupants.
News : International
IAEA helps Uganda Restart Vital Radiotherapy Services for Cancer Patients - Jan 19, 2018 - 9:38:09 AM

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Uganda today inaugurated a new radiotherapy machine to resume essential treatment services for cancer patients after the country’s only previous such equipment broke down in 2016. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided technical and financial support for the re-establishment of radiotherapy services in Uganda...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Introducing 'Bahamas Information Services Update' - Jan 19, 2018 - 2:19:29 AM

We are pleased to announce 'Bahamas Information Services Update', a new multi-media production from Bahamas Information Services (BIS).

This new “BIS Update” will comprise audio/visual news briefs broadcast to keep the Bahamian people, as well as local and international media, abreast on activities and initiatives undertaken by the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Government signs new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union - Jan 18, 2018 - 7:12:53 PM

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The Government signed a new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union at the Ministry of the Public Service, Thursday, January 18, 2018.  

Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance the Hon. Brensil Rolle thanked the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes who he said was instrumental and extremely focused on ensuring that the negotiations concluded in the shortest possible time...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Government to ‘respond aggressively’ to Ease of Doing Business Committee recommendations - Jan 18, 2018 - 4:36:30 PM

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The Government of The Bahamas will “respond aggressively” to recommendations made by the Ease of Doing Business Committee in an effort to address the global outlook on ease of doing business in The Bahamas.

The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Committee was appointed last year by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis after a 2017 World Bank Annual Report listed The Bahamas as 119 out of 190 countries for ease of doing business.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Department of Labour to Host Third Job Placement Fair - Jan 18, 2018 - 4:27:35 PM

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The Department of Labour will hold a Construction Job Fair on Saturday, 20th January in response to recent increase in demand for construction industry workers.  The event will be held at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. 

Director of Labour, Mr. A. Robert Farquharson made the announcement during a press conference held at the Department of Labour on Rosetta Street on Thursday, 18th January.  The Department has partnered with the Bahamas Contractors Association for this project...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Commercial Enterprises Act to help create small, medium-sized Bahamian businesses - Jan 18, 2018 - 3:58:58 PM

The implementation of the Commercial Enterprises Act will assist Bahamians at home “and in the Diaspora abroad” in the creation, and development, of small and medium-sized businesses, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday.
 
The Act was passed in the House of Assembly on November 22, 2017 and in the Senate on December 4, 2017...

Delivering the keynote address during the Opening Session of the 27th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar, Prime Minister Minnis said the Act will encourage both domestic and foreign investment in The Bahamas...
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