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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
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.
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...
DPM and Works Parliamentary Secretary tour seawall project at Smith’s Point
- Aug 20, 2017 - 6:48:54 PM
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
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...
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.
Partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and
Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.
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
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.
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.
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...
Sterling Global Financial Lauds Forbes Magazine’s ranking Bahamas First for Real Estate Investors
- Aug 18, 2017 - 10:02:21 PM
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
Minister Pintard attends 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting
- Aug 18, 2017 - 2:58:35 PM
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...
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.
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)
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...
Prime Minister Minnis praises Girl Guides Officials for ‘outstanding work
- Aug 18, 2017 - 9:49:45 AM
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
Minister lauds Bahamas book exchange with Cornell University
- Aug 18, 2017 - 12:34:42 AM
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.”
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...
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.
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....
Labour Minister Attends First Consumer Protection Commission Meeting
- Aug 17, 2017 - 4:43:32 PM
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
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...
Travel Industry executives pay courtesy call on Minister Symonette
- Aug 17, 2017 - 11:56:48 AM
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...
‘Reformation’ of Stephen Dillet to be completed in 'record time'
- Aug 16, 2017 - 8:20:42 PM
The “wholesale reformation” of the Stephen Dillet Primary School will be
completed in record time, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd
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...
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces several key administrative appointments
- Aug 16, 2017 - 2:28:28 PM
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
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
Red Cross executives visit the Governor General
- Aug 16, 2017 - 1:16:03 PM
Bahamas Red Cross Society
President Craig Gomez and Director General Caroline Turnquest (right)
paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame
Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer,
Haitian Ambassador pays farewell courtesy call on the Governor General
- Aug 16, 2017 - 12:22:04 PM
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,
King of the Conch Fest' Reps meet Minister Pintard
- Aug 16, 2017 - 12:10:08 PM
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...
ALIV launches in Bimini on Friday
- Aug 16, 2017 - 4:36:01 AM
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
“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...
NASA Television to air launch of next communications Satellite
- Aug 16, 2017 - 3:39:17 AM
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.
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