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US Charge d'Affaires Tours the Port Facility at Prince George Wharf
- Dec 12, 2018 - 11:37:19 PM
US Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on Port
Controller, Commander Raymond King and received a tour of the Port
facility at Prince George Wharf. Commander King presented Ms. Bowers
with a plaque to commemorate the visit.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
New Ambassador of Panama Presents Credentials
- Dec 12, 2018 - 3:53:00 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Salvador Sánchez González, today presented his
credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.
the ceremony that took place at the Organization's headquarters in
Washington, DC, Ambassador Sánchez González said the defense of
democracy and the promotion of sustainable development will be two
central points of his work agenda. "Our commitment is to take the region
responsibly towards the thresholds of democratic development and
material development that our peoples demand," he said...
Annual Parliamentary Christmas Luncheon in Festive Mood of the Season
- Dec 12, 2018 - 3:26:19 PM
The Annual Parliamentary Christmas Luncheon was held today in the
Windsor Ballroom of the British Colonial Hilton, attended by Cabinet
Ministers, MPs, and Senators. The festive luncheon, with the theme,
'Christmas in Parliament,' was hosted by the President of the Senate and
the Speaker of the House of Assembly. Photos show parliamentarians in
the light mood of the season; in the group photo, Prime Minister, Dr.
the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis is pictured in the first row, centre.
Airport Redevelopment Project Ready to Take Off
- Dec 12, 2018 - 3:00:50 PM
The People of Saint Lucia are finally set to see the Hewanorra
International Airport Redevelopment Project take off as the Government
of Saint Lucia continues to deliver on its promise to expand and improve
This project is essential to Saint Lucia’s
overall economic growth, especially as the island continues to expand
as a leader in leisure and business travel. Prime Minister and Minister
for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs...
Local Celebrities Lend Talent To Marathon Bahamas Commercial
- Dec 12, 2018 - 2:42:43 PM
What do you get when an award-winning filmmaker, a blogger, two talk
show hosts, and a popular DJ get together? One of the hottest Marathon
Bahamas TV commercials ever.
Some of the biggest names on the local scene have come together to lend their talents to Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas.
for the commercial and filmmaker, Lavado Stubbs, is back for the third
time, working with the organization. Stubbs, whose company...
House Passed Bill to Further Assist Bahamians Entering and Sustaining Businesses
- Dec 12, 2018 - 2:21:47 PM
The House of Assembly today passed a Bill to further assist Bahamian
businesspersons. Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis
said, today, his government is making it easier for Bahamians to enter
into and sustain their business enterprises. During the final sitting
of the House of Assembly the Prime Minister made a motion on Bill for an
Act to Amend the Business Licence Act, 2018, which passed: Bahamians
with businesses generating revenue of $100,000 or less would be exempt
from business licence fees among other provisions under the Act...
Education Minister applauds Teen Author
- Dec 12, 2018 - 12:03:37 PM
The year just keeps getting better for new, young author Sierra Blair –
her latest release appearing in the iconic Atlantis resort, a courtesy
call with the Governor-General and now days away from her 15th birthday,
high praise from high-ranking education officials during a one-on-one
sit down and courtesy call at the Ministry of Education.
more than exciting, it is impressive that we have such great young minds
in our country like Sierra. I am pleased that she has the
encouragement of her parents. Sierra is beautiful, very creative and
also very courageous...
Proposed Developer urges Bahamians to launch their Dream Businesses
- Dec 12, 2018 - 11:41:51 AM
There comes a point when a would-be entrepreneur must create his or her
own opportunity and not wait for one, according to Valentino Munroe who
has built two businesses, the computer store Onit Systems and the Jumbey
“What have you been conditioned to believe you
are incapable of doing? The biggest obstacle we all have to face is
ourselves. Whatever you’re hearing in your mind, whatever that voice is
saying that is not your voice...
Bahamian Chefs Head To UN Holiday Chef Takeover
- Dec 12, 2018 - 9:59:31 AM
The cuisine of The Islands Of The Bahamas will be put on full display
from December 12 through 14 as three chefs from the Bahamas National
Culinary Team will participate in the United Nations’ Holiday Chef
Takeover in New York City.
Chefs Asteir Dean, Kevin Pratt and Celeste Smith will display holiday Bahamian favorites to hundreds of international guests.
Chef Dean, who is leading the trio, said he was excited to be have been selected...
Defence Force apprehends Poachers
- Dec 12, 2018 - 9:43:19 AM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) apprehended 7 Dominican
fishermen aboard two small go-fast type boats around noon on Tuesday 11
November 2018 in the area of Little Inagua.
two Dominican boats were apprehended just off Little Inagua by RBDF
patrol craft P-129, coxswained by Petty Officer Edison Rolle, while on
routine patrol. On board were 7 Dominican fishermen, along with a
quantity of scaled fish and crawfish...
BTC pays fine for breach of number portability regulations
- Dec 11, 2018 - 7:39:16 PM
Consumers affected by a regulatory breach by the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC) can expect to receive a $100 credit
applied to their cellular mobile account on 12 December 2018.
credit to affected consumers is the result of a determination made by
URCA on 7 May 2018. URCA found that on 24 and 25 November 2017, BTC
failed to comply with the requirements of the rules and regulations
relating to mobile number portability causing unacceptable delays to 514
customers seeking to “port” their telephone numbers to Be Aliv Limited
The Bahamas host VIP Black Planners at National Conference
- Dec 11, 2018 - 1:14:21 PM
The Islands Of The Bahamas were the sponsors of a VIP Planners Only
Breakfast at the recent National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
(NCBMP) 2018 Annual Conference, which took place in New Orleans, LA,
November 28 - December 1, 2018.
The Bahamas was the only
Caribbean Destination sponsor at the Conference and in keeping with the
conference theme, “Elevate, Educate, Engage,” The Bahamas Director of
Multicultural and Religious Markets, Linville Johnson...
ECADE urges the Eastern Caribbean to stand up for human rights
- Dec 11, 2018 - 12:48:43 PM
Seventy years later, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(UDHR) remains even more relevant than ever as we witness a rolling back
of rights around the world. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for
Diversity and Equality (ECADE), notes with distress, the continued lack
of progress towards achieving justice and equality for all in the
eastern Caribbean, as we join the world in observing Human Rights Day
2018 and the 70th anniversary of this historic document.
“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the EC
remain among the most vulnerable and at risk for marginalisation simply
for expressing their authentic selves,” says ECADE Executive Director
C. A. Smith Sworn In as Deputy to the Governor General
- Dec 11, 2018 - 12:35:49 PM
His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith was sworn in as Deputy to the Governor
General by the Hon. Mme. Justice Vera Watkins, Acting Chief Justice, on
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Government House.
Minister Dames Congratulates Department of Correctional Services Graduates of BTVI Programme
- Dec 11, 2018 - 12:07:35 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames lauded the 100
Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) graduates, on
December 6, 2018, and congratulated them on successfully completing
their respective Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)
“Trainees, the fact that you are here today to
receive a certificate for the successful completion of 10 weeks of
vocational training is no small accomplishment,” Minister Dames said,
during a ceremony at BDOC, Fox Hill...
Investment Executive Albert Rex Appointed to Sterling Mortgage Income Fund
- Dec 11, 2018 - 11:44:05 AM
Sterling Global Financial, an award-winning financial services provider
with more than US$9 billion in assets under administration and
management, announced the appointment today of finance and equity
executive Albert G. Rex to its Sterling Mortgage Income Fund Board of
“Albert Rex brings a wealth of experience almost
unmatched in his range of expertise,” said David Kosoy, Chairman of the
Board. “Over the past 40 years, he has steered more than $15 billion in
financing and equity solutions to commercial real estate developers and
Cultural Heritage Month launched at NAGB
- Dec 11, 2018 - 11:23:30 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle joined
Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Executive Director of Culture
Rowena Poitier-Sutheralnd, Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant and
Senior officials of the Cultural Affairs Division in launching Cultural
Heritage Month, at the beginning of December, at the National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas.
Also present were Director of the National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas Amanda Coulson and her fellow staff members,
cultural stakeholders and the general public. Minister Rolle read the
Cultural Heritage Month Proclamation...
IDB’s Commitment to The Bahamas; Better Governments for Better Lives
- Dec 11, 2018 - 10:08:57 AM
The Caribbean and Latin America and have been profoundly transformed
over the last 15 years. Economic and social progress has been
significant: per capita incomes have risen, the middle class has grown,
education levels have improved, and the telecommunications revolution
has meant that people are more connected, better informed, and can also
demand more and better services...