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Grand Bahama Minister of State says new bills needed for economic growth
- Nov 23, 2017 - 10:24:42 PM
The Commercial Enterprise and the Grand Bahama (Port Area) Extension of
Tax Exemptions Bills are needed to strengthen the economy of Grand
Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister,
Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson on Thursday during a press
The Minister said, “The Commercial Enterprise Bill is
exactly what Grand Bahama needs to boost our economy and create more
opportunities for Grand Bahamians.”...
Career and Job Fair for NTA Trainees
- Nov 23, 2017 - 5:58:25 PM
Executive Director of the National Training Agency (NTA) Gadville
McDonald addressed young trainees and the workforce representatives at a
one-day Career and Job Fair at NTA's facilities, Gladstone Road,
November 22, 2017. The participants, NTA's most recent trainee cohort,
were introduced to diverse career opportunities at Nassau Flight
Services, Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel, BAF Financial &
Insurance (Bahamas) Ltd., and Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre...
Lombard Odier Executives pay courtesy call on Minister Symonette
- Nov 23, 2017 - 4:24:02 PM
Lombard Odier Partner Marc Lopez (centre) and Lombard Odier and Cie
(Bahamas) Ltd. Managing Director Renaud Vielfaure (right) paid a
courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry
and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, November 23, 2017 at the
(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
Cabinet Office - Official Funeral of Sir Arlington Butler
- Nov 23, 2017 - 4:20:09 PM
The Cabinet Office announced today that an Official Funeral will be held
for Sir Arlington Butler K.C.M.G, former Cabinet Minister &
Parliamentarian, on Friday, 24th November, 2017 at 11 :00 a.m. at Christ
Church Cathedral, George and King Streets. Interment will follow at
Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, JFK Drive.
the body will lie-in-state in the foyer of the House of Assembly,
Parliament Square, from 9:00am on Thursday 23rd November, until the body
departs for the church on Friday...
R. M. Bailey Senior High School Mantoux Skin Test Screening Exercise November 22, 2017
- Nov 22, 2017 - 8:00:12 PM
The Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health, is advising
students and staff of the R.M. Bailey Senior High School, who began the
Mantoux (skin test) screening exercise, on Friday, 17th November or
Monday 20th November, to report to the school tomorrow Thursday, 23rd
November at 9:00 a.m. to complete the screening process.
This activity will occur even though the regular school classes have been suspended...
Government welcomes expressions of interest in landfill management
- Nov 22, 2017 - 3:55:06 PM
Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira
announced, November 20, that the public is invited to submit Expressions
of Interest (EOI) and proposal requests for potential investment and
management services to provide the deconstruction, remediation, and
operation of the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, located on Tonique
Williams Darling Highway.
He made the announcement in a press
conference at the Ministry, giving the timeline set to privatize the
daily operations of the landfill...
First Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem – A smashing success
- Nov 22, 2017 - 2:24:22 PM
More than $141,000 was awarded this weekend in Bimini at the First
Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem Fishing Tournament, held November 16-18, at
Resorts World Bimini.
Organized by Captain Jimmy Wickett,
President of Meat Mayhem Tournaments, some 24 boats, from across the USA
including Florida, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina and Maryland as well
as Grand Bahama Island and as far as Germany, and each paying a
registration fee of $3,000, participated in the two-day fishing event...
Prime Minister has meeting with the Governor General
- Nov 22, 2017 - 1:12:31 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis met with Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling on Monday morning, November 20, at
Government House, fulfilling his plan to have discussions with the
Governor General at regular intervals.
(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)...
Caribbean Tourism Organization announces new dates for Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum, 12 - 13 dec. 2017
- Nov 21, 2017 - 3:10:15 PM
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region's tourism
development agency, has announced new dates for the Climate Smart
Sustainable Tourism Forum, 12 - 13 December 2017, at the Ocean Terrace
Inn in St. Kitts. Originally scheduled in September, the Forum was put
on hold due to the category five hurricanes that impacted a handful of
Themed "Good For Us, Better For All," the Climate Smart Sustainable
Tourism Forum, which is being held in observance of the "International
Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development,"...
IDB Mission Team paid courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services
- Nov 21, 2017 - 1:37:13 PM
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Mission Team paid a courtesy
call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and
Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, November 20, 2017 at the
Ministry's Offices. Pictured are Minister Symonette and IDB Country
Representative Mrs. Florencia Attademo-Hirt. In group photo, Minister
Symonette and Mrs. Attademo-Hirt are accompanied by Ministry officials
including Permanent Secretary Sherylee Smith (fourth left), and
Financial Services Unit Project Manager Tanya Murray (second left).
From the IDB are, l-r: Florencia Cabral (first left), Miguel Porrua
Press Club President responds to PM remarks about media
- Nov 21, 2017 - 1:27:23 PM
President of The Bahamas Press Club 2014, Anthony Capron has responded
to remarks made by Dr the Hon Hubert A Minnis, Prime Minister, during
his Keynote address at The Bahamas Press Club Awards on Saturday,
November 18, 2017.
The Prime Minister seemingly bashed the media
and suggested what they should be reporting on, instead of critcizing
him and his Government...
Government Sends Condolences following passing of Director of Audit
- Nov 21, 2017 - 10:35:51 AM
The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to the family and
friends of Mrs. Bernadette Fevriere-George, who passed away on Sunday
19th November 2017.
Mrs. Fevriere-George is a long-serving member
of the Public Service and at the time of passing served as the Director
of Audit, a post she took up from October 10, 2015...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosts 3rd Damen Stan Patrol User Group Conference
- Nov 21, 2017 - 10:30:49 AM
On November 16th and 17th representatives from nine navies and coast
guards from the Western Hemisphere attended the 3rd Annual Damen Stan
Patrol User Group Conference in Nassau, Bahamas. Between them, the
Canadian Coast Guard, Secretaría de Marina (Mexico), Armada de Ecuador,
Jamaica Defense Force, Barbados Defence Force, Coast Guard of the Dutch
Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence
Force and Belize Defence Force, have over 50 Damen vessels in their
fleets. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force hosted this year’s event aimed
at a comprehensive knowledge exchange between the users of vessels
designed by the Damen Shipyards Group...
Universal Children’s Day 2017: Message from St. Lucia Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet
- Nov 21, 2017 - 9:44:45 AM
Message from Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet:
always remember that the measure of our nation can be ascertained by how
we treat our children. On this Universal Children’s Day 2017, I ask
that all of us as Saint Lucians reflect on our responsibility to love
and care for our children.
“On this day, too, I re-affirm our
Government’s commitment to safeguarding the rights of all children and
call on the community to recognize that our nation's children are our
most precious treasure...
Reflections From The Panel: Regional And International Mechanisms for a Comprehensive Approach addressing Violence Against Women and Girls
- Nov 21, 2017 - 9:28:04 AM
In a joint effort between representatives of international organizations
to respond to violence against women, the panel "Regional and
International Mechanisms for the Comprehensive Approach to Violence
against Women and Girls" was organized by the CIM as Technical
Secretariat of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention
(MESECVI). The event was held at the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC,
as part of the commemoration of the International Day for the
Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25th).
brought together Sylvia Mesa, Vice President of the Committee of Experts
of the MESECVI (OAS); Dubravka Šimonović, Special Rapporteur on
violence against women, its causes and consequences of the UN...
PwC gives detailed technical update on International Reporting Standards (IFRS) 9, 15 &16
- Nov 21, 2017 - 8:28:43 AM
PwC in the Bahamas gave a detailed update at BICA’s Accountant’s Week
Technical Update on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
9, 15 and 16 – all of which will impact not only financial institutions
but the entire landscape.
In hosting the discussion, entitled
"Enhancing our technical competency in New Providence and Grand Bahama"
covering IFRS 9, 15 and 16, Myra R. Lundy-Mortimer, Partner, PwC
Bahamas, said “These are the common global financial reporting language
with major new standards for financial instruments...