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Government House Chef Jared Forbes spends six weeks as a Royal Household Hospitality Scholar - Aug 20, 2017 - 7:14:48 PM

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Congratulations to Chef Jared Forbes, Government House's Food Service Manager for the last six years, who gained the unique opportunity to participate in Royal Household Hospitality Scholarship training in Britain recently to enhance mastery of his culinary craft.
 
The programme of six weeks provided study with seven other scholars within the Master of the Household's Department in the Queen's Residences at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle...
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DPM and Works Parliamentary Secretary tour seawall project at Smith’s Point - Aug 20, 2017 - 6:48:54 PM

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With a low pressure area categorized tracking towards The Bahamas and soon expected to become a Tropical Storm, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Peter Turnquest, along with Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Hon. Iram Lewis, on Friday wanted to get an update on work being carried out on the seawall at Smith’s Point.

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary, August 18, 2017, invited members of the press along to meet with the Contractor for the latest news concerning the much-anticipated project in the Smith’s Point Community...
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Solar Eclipse Advisory - Aug 19, 2017 - 10:15:38 AM

The Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health wishes to advise the general public that on August 21st, 2017 between the hours of 1pm to 5pm the Bahamas will experience a Partial Eclipse.

A  Partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.

The Ministry of Health wishes to further advise that while enjoying this event, looking directly at the sun without the correct eye protection, even for a short time, can cause permanent damage to your retinas, a light-sensitive part of the eye that transmits what you see to your brain...
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NEMA Reminds public to remain vigilant as peak hurricane season approaches - Aug 19, 2017 - 9:47:48 AM

Good afternoon Bahamas, as you are all aware, we are approaching the peak time of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

You should all be aware at this time that there are a number of tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean, and one or two are projected to cross over, or come near The Bahamas during the upcoming week.

Even though the systems have not been named, I would like to urge all residents throughout The Bahamas to continue to monitor these systems as we go into the weekend...
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Sterling Global Financial Lauds Forbes Magazine’s ranking Bahamas First for Real Estate Investors - Aug 18, 2017 - 10:02:21 PM

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Sterling Global Financial Lauds Forbes Magazine’s Ranking Bahamas First for Real Estate Investors, Re-affirms Company’s Belief, Growing Investment in Country

Sterling Global Financial, a broad-based real estate and international financial services provider with US$9 billion in assets under administration and management, today applauded Forbes magazine’s ranking The Bahamas as the world’s number one choice for real estate investment.

“The decision by the respected Forbes’ Real Estate Council is, in our view, not only terrific for business but re-affirms our belief in this country and our clients’ faith in the future of The Bahamas,” said Sterling Chairman David Kosoy.

Sterling, the multiple award-winning firm that specializes in r
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Minister Pintard attends 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting - Aug 18, 2017 - 2:58:35 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (left) poses with President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, during the recent 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala, Uganda.  The focus of the meeting was resourcing and financing Youth Development. More than 200 Youth Ministers, senior government officials and youth delegates met with NGOs and international agencies to explore various ways of accessing funding for youth initiatives. The Bahamas delegation also had bilateral discussions with member states relative to deepening cooperation in the area of youth development...

Photos enclosed...
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Caribbean Tourism Organization calls for United states/Caribbean strategic alliance - Aug 18, 2017 - 12:34:53 PM

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has called for a formal partnership between the region's tourism sector and those responsible for implementing the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act, known as H.R. 2939.
 
The Act, which was passed in the United States Congress on Dec. 13, 2016 and signed into law by then U.S. President Barack Obama three days later, mandates a new long-term strategy to strengthen ties between Washington, D.C. and the Caribbean region. It is designed to increase the security, prosperity and well-being of the people of the United States and the Caribbean.
 
Addressing the importance of the Act to Caribbean tourism at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley referenced a tourism working group established by Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
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BISX lists Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund - Aug 18, 2017 - 11:15:40 AM

Nassau ,Bahamas - The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that the Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd. (the Fund) has successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process. As a result, the Fund’s shares have now been added to the roster of funds listed on the Exchange. The Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd. is an open-ended mutual fund.

Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd. is incorporated as an International Business Company under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and was restructured as a Segregated Accounts Company as defined in the Segregated Accounts Companies Act, 2004.

In speaking of the Listing, Ivan Hopper, Chief Executive Officer of The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited stated: “We are pleased to have sponsored the listing of the Oil & Gas Opportunity Lending Fund Ltd...
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Prime Minister Minnis praises Girl Guides Officials for ‘outstanding work - Aug 18, 2017 - 9:49:45 AM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis met with officials of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) Thursday (August 17, 2017) during a visit at the BGGA’s Headquarters, located Marcus Bethel Way and West Bay Street. The BGGA is a non-profit, voluntary organization for girls and young women.
 
Prime Minister Minnis was accompanied by His Excellency, Joshua Sears, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister. The Girl Guides Movement has been in existence in The Bahamas for more than 100 years (102 to be exact).
 
Prime Minister Minnis lauded the organization for the “outstanding work” they have done, and continue to do, in training and developing thousands of Bahamian girls and young women into productive, responsible and contributing members of society...
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Minister lauds Bahamas book exchange with Cornell University - Aug 18, 2017 - 12:34:42 AM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard applauded the exchange of about 20 books by Bahamian authors with New York State's Cornell University and called the initiative “powerful.”

“To the extent that we can have more Bahamian publications placed in libraries around the world, it would increase the appreciation that persons have for The Bahamas – that we are more than sand, sun and sea,” Minister Pintard said at the Official Ceremony marking the exchange, held at the National Art Gallery, August 16, 2017.

According to a release by the Ministry, Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies, distinguished professor of African Studies and English at the African Studies Research Center at Cornell University presented and donated an Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora...
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Statement by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet on Tropical Storm Harvey: - Aug 18, 2017 - 12:22:27 AM

“The latest information from NEMO and the Met office is that Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to intensify over the next two hours.

“As such all offices, commercial and Government, should remain closed until 1:00 PM.

The 1:00PM time is conditional to receiving the all clear by 12:00PM. I am asking everyone to remain indoors and continue to exercise caution....
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Labour Minister Attends First Consumer Protection Commission Meeting - Aug 17, 2017 - 4:43:32 PM

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The Consumer Protection Commission’s (CPC) newly-appointed board held its first meeting on Friday August 11th 2017. In attendance was Minister of Labor, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes who has responsibility for Consumer Affairs.

Minister Foulkes’ five-year strategic plan for CPC was laid out. CPC will employ strategies that are consistent with the following guiding principles/core values:

Emphasis will be placed on educating the consumer; sustainable consumption of goods and services; competitive market in goods and services...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Travel Industry executives pay courtesy call on Minister Symonette - Aug 17, 2017 - 11:56:48 AM

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Travel industry executives paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry, and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry, August 16, 2017.  Pictured from left are: Executive Vice-President, Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Suzanne Pattusch; Minister Brent Symonette; and President & CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) Vernice Walkine.

Official photos by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services...


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‘Reformation’ of Stephen Dillet to be completed in 'record time' - Aug 16, 2017 - 8:20:42 PM

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The “wholesale reformation” of the Stephen Dillet Primary School will be completed in record time, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd said Wednesday.

Minister Lloyd said the end result of the transformation will be the provision of more efficient delivery of education at the facility.
 
“What would have ordinarily taken six-and-a-half to seven months to complete, will be completed in less than four months,” Minister Lloyd said following a tour of the facility. Minister Lloyd accompanied Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on the tour...
News : New Providence
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces several key administrative appointments - Aug 16, 2017 - 2:28:28 PM

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University of The Bahamas (UB) recently announced several key administrative appointments at the Oakes Field and UB-North campuses.

Vik Nair, Ph.D. Dean, Graduate Studies and Research:University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Vikneswaran Nair as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Office of the Provost...

Peter McWilliam, Ed.D. Dean of Faculty, University of The Bahamas-North :
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Peter McWilliam as the Dean of Faculty, UB-North, formerly Northern Bahamas Campus...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Red Cross executives visit the Governor General - Aug 16, 2017 - 1:16:03 PM

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Bahamas Red Cross Society President Craig Gomez and Director General Caroline Turnquest (right) paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerit.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Derek Smith...
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Haitian Ambassador pays farewell courtesy call on the Governor General - Aug 16, 2017 - 12:22:04 PM

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Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Jean Victor Geneus paid a Farewell Courtesy Call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, August 16, 2017.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Derek Smith...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
King of the Conch Fest' Reps meet Minister Pintard - Aug 16, 2017 - 12:10:08 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (centre) met with 'King of the Conch Fest' Executive Director Stephen Dean and Community Liaison Niambi Hall-Campbell, PhD during a courtesy call at the Ministry on August 16, 2017.  The event is slated for October 8, 2017, on Montagu Beach, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Eric Rose...
News : New Providence
ALIV launches in Bimini on Friday - Aug 16, 2017 - 4:36:01 AM

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ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, is pleased to announce the opening of a flagship store in Bimini. The official grand opening is scheduled before the for Friday, August 18th.

Chief ALIV Officer Damian Blackburn said the company remains committed to quickly delivering on its mandate to provide superior products and services in The Bahamas.

“We are excited to deliver ALIV’s world-class service to the people of Bimini, offering them the opportunity to now choose the best mobile network in The Bahamas. Our teams have been working judiciously on the island of Bimini to ensure required infrastructure is fully installed and secure key elements for a successful service launch on the island” he said...
News : International
NASA Television to air launch of next communications Satellite - Aug 16, 2017 - 3:39:17 AM

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NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch, and related activities that begin Thursday, Aug. 17, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

TDRS-M, built by Boeing, will provide NASA’s Space Network the ability to support critical space communication into the mid-2020s, ensuring scientists, engineers and control room staff can readily access data for missions like the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station.
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