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Bahamas High Commissioner presents credentials in Germany - Apr 24, 2014 - 5:15:55 PM

Berlin, Germany - His Excellency, Mr Eldred Bethel presented his Letters of Credentials to the President of Germany Joachim Gauck at the Court of Honour of Schloss Bellevue in Berlin Germany. High Commissioner Bethel is The Bahamas’ representative to Germany.

During Ambassador Bethel’s official visit, a luncheon was held in his honour with various dignitaries in attendance. Discussions included The Bahamas’ bilateral relations with Germany, CARICOM relations, CARIFORUM-EU matters, scholarship programmes, an overview of the Dual System for Professional Training, possibility of The Bahamas’ representation...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Christie: Charting the Course for Growth in Eleuthera - Apr 24, 2014 - 5:05:18 PM

The following is the address Address given by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, MP, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance at the Eleuthera Business Outlook, on 25th April 2014:

Last year I had the privilege of opening the inaugural Eleuthera Business Outlook.  At that time, the country was in the midst of celebrating our 40th Anniversary of Independence and the excitement associated with that milestone buoyed us all. It inspired us to be more hopeful about the opportunities in our country and it encouraged us to embrace change and look at our future with renewed eyes.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Governor General attends Local Security Branch sports challenge reception - Apr 24, 2014 - 4:53:42 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General of the Bahamas, pictured center, shares a light moment with the Hon Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, left, Minister of National Security and Commodore Roderick Bowe, right, head of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force on Wednesday April 23 during the Law Enforcement Sports Challenge Reception held at Government House.

The Governor General also
posed for an official photo with members of local Security Branches...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament “Battle in the Bahamas” Underway - Apr 24, 2014 - 4:31:15 PM

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA - For the first time ever, Grand Bahama will host a fishing tournament like none the island’s seen before! April 24th- 27th, 2014, anglers from throughout the United States will travel to beautiful Grand Bahama to participate in Extreme Kayak Fishing’s ‘Battle In The Bahamas’.

Extreme Kayak Fishing’s ‘Battle In The Bahamas’ is a two-day game-fishing tournament in “one of the most beautiful places in the world”. But unlike traditional fishing tournaments where anglers venture to sea on boats, this tournament calls for kayaks [and even paddleboards].
News : New Providence
Free water tours help to bolster support for a Clifton Bay marine park - Apr 24, 2014 - 3:58:15 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Coalition to Save Clifton has launched a series of free water tours in an effort to highlight the country’s rich natural heritage and raise awareness about the many threats confronting it.

The tours, led by veteran social activist and CSC head Rev C.B. Moss, are designed to strengthen ties between local communities and the vital marine resources that surround them.

“If we know the worth of what we have, we will be more willing to fight for it,” Rev Moss said. “Many Bahamians don’t know the water, don’t value it. It is all around us, but we act like it isn’t there because it’s not in our consciousness.”
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
The 2nd Annual West End Jr. Regatta is this Saturday, April 28th - Apr 24, 2014 - 2:46:07 PM

WEST END, Grand Bahama Island - Fun for the whole family! The 2nd Annual West End Jr. Regatta will take place this Saturday, April 26th from 11 AM - 8 PM, on Bayshore Road.

Come on out and enjoy live entertainment, native food and beverages, and watch and support the sailors!

A Closing Ceremony & Award Presentation will take place before the event's end.
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St. Lucia Goverment: Hannah Defoe Case Report Submitted - Apr 24, 2014 - 1:54:05 PM

ST. LUCIA - Over the last two weeks, reports in the print media and on talk shows have suggested that the Government of Saint Lucia and more particularly, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Hon. Philip J. Pierre “is sitting on a report” that is necessary to bring closure to the Hannah Defoe case. The Government wishes to clarify the steps taken thus far, as provided for in the Laws of Saint Lucia and to update the public on the status of the reports.

Immediately after the unfortunate incident, the Government of Saint Lucia launched an inquiry under the chairmanship of Mr. Everistus Jn. Marie, to fulfill the obligations under the Electricity and Regulations Act, Cap 9.02. Section 6 states that serious accidents must be reported to the Chief Electrical Inspector and that the Minister may order an inquiry.

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Pelican Point hosts sixteenth Annual Coconut Festival - Apr 24, 2014 - 12:42:03 PM

Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - The sixteenth Annual Coconut Festival was held recently in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama. This annual festival showcases the myriad of local cuisine and art and craft products from the coconut.

Opening the festival was Mr. Harrison Thompson, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism who brought brief remarks on behalf of the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism.

The festival delivered a star studded line of local entertainers, including the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band, Avvy and Kirkland Bodie, better known as KB...

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St. Lucia RISE Film Festival Awards Ceremony set for April 26th - Apr 24, 2014 - 11:13:41 AM

ST. LUCIA - The second annual awards ceremony of the RISE Film Festival is set to take place Saturday 26that the Bay Gardens Hotel. This year’s festival, (which has proven bigger and more widely received than last years), promises to be a gala ceremony which recognises the skills and artistic creativity of many of the Caribbean’s young and up and coming film makers. With over twenty participants having taken part in this year’s competition, there is also a lot of speculation as to who will be taking home the most coveted awards on the night.

As with the year before, one of the most sought after prizes to be awarded on the night will be The People’s Choice Award. The highly recognised prize holds a lot of merit due to the fact that it is the public who ultimately decides who will win the honour. Presently on the RISE Film Festival YouTube page...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas government has high praise for Le Air’s Captain Larry Brown - Apr 24, 2014 - 8:16:54 AM

Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Prime Minister Perry G. Christie; Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government Minister and MP for MICAL Alfred Gray; and Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin led the chorus of praise for and thanks to Captain Mr. Larry Brown, president of Le Air Charter Services for providing air support services to Mayaguana when Bahamasair, the national airline suspended services to that southern island more than five years ago...

Speaking at a ceremony on Easter Monday to mark the return of regularly scheduled flights to Mayaguana by Bahamasair, Minister Gray led the salute to Mr. Brown by telling those in attendance that Brown, a native of Mayaguana remained committed during the difficult period of the airline tragedy at the airport in April 2013 as Le Air Charter Services Company provided the island with air services. The aviation incident that claimed the lives of three was owned by Le Air.
News : Local
More Vendors Sign On For Eleuthera Business Outlook - Apr 24, 2014 - 3:42:03 AM

Nassau, Bahamas – More vendors have signed on to sell their products at this week’s 2nd Annual Eleuthera Business Outlook (EBO).

Attendees will have the option of buying art, furniture and plants to name a few.

Awesome Blossom Nursery & Garden, Kevin Cooper and Charlotte Francis, Claudius Culmer, Gloria Strachan, Edrin Symonette and Daniel Nixon will be selling plants, art, furniture, local sweets, livestock and farm produce respectively at the conference, which is slated for Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at the Cape Eleuthera Resort, South Eleuthera.
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
The Bahamas gets five-stars from Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton - Apr 23, 2014 - 7:49:21 PM

The Other Woman Cast raves about the location

The Bahamas has received five-star reviews from popular actresses Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton, who are still raving about their time on the island months after shooting portions of Fox Studio’s feature film The Other Woman on location in Nassau.

The cast and crew filmed in The Bahamas in August 2013, and although the trio worked long hours, it did not stop the ladies from taking time out to enjoy the sunny vacation destination.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Statement on Diplomatic Communication to Malaysia - Apr 23, 2014 - 3:53:22 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The public is advised that on 24th March this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs caused the following statement to be issued:

[The Bahamas expresses its profound] sorrow over the loss of life to the governments of all of the countries with nationals on board the Malaysian Air flight 370 which was confirmed lost this afternoon.  Our missions abroad have been asked to communicate the messages to the various governments.  Mr. Mitchell [the Foreign Minister] has spoken with the Chinese and American government’s representatives here in Nassau.  Our Ambassador in Havana has been tasked with communicating the message to the Ambassador for Malaysia to The Bahamas who is resident in Havana. Our country joins in collective prayers for the repose of all the souls.
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Report Positions Caribbean and Latin America as Next Global Breadbasket - Apr 23, 2014 - 3:17:51 PM

Latin America and the Caribbean region can help feed a global population of nine billion people in 2050 provided the region implements key policy actions to bolster agricultural productivity, according to a new report released today by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Drawing on knowledge and experience from more than 30 public and private sector partners, The Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World outlines challenges, recommendations and action items for policy makers, the donor community, farmers, agribusiness, and civil society.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas to host World Day of Prayer 2015 - Apr 22, 2014 - 9:16:04 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, Minister of Social Services and Community Development welcomes representatives from World Day of Prayer visiting from Germany and planning World Day of Prayer 2015 to be held  in The Bahamas.

The Minister received the women, who are from various Christian denominations on Tuesday April 22, 2014 during a Courtesy Call at the Ministry's Headquarters in the Post Office Building, East Hill Street...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Christie foreshadows new economic boom for Mayaguana - Apr 22, 2014 - 8:01:49 PM

Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Prime Minister the Rt. Honourable Perry G. Christie with his Transport /Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin and Agriculture/Marine Resources Minister V. Alfred Gray officiated at ceremonies welcoming Bahamasair, the National airline and flag carrier of the country as it resumed regularly scheduled flights to this most southern island of the Bahama Island chain on Monday 21st August after a five year hiatus.

Prime Minister Christie and his delegation arrived on the new a runway tarmac just shy of 10 am to meet scores of island residents and primary and high school students in the terminal for the event...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
New Regime to Come on Stream in Bahamian Telecommunications - Apr 22, 2014 - 6:25:24 PM

Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Former Financial Secretary Mrs. Ruth Miller has been appointed to head a committee made up of persons from the private and public sectors to advise the Government on the way forward as liberalization in the telecommunications industry comes on stream.

The Prime Minister revealed this much to a gathering at the Mayaguana Airport to celebrate the return of Bahamasair after five years and the airport’s newly refurbished runway.

Prime Minister Perry G. Christie announced the possibility of a new company coming into the Bahamas to compete with the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) in a liberalized telecommunications environment. The liberalization era comes out of an agreement made between the former Government and Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) on their majority share purchase in BTC and the...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Earth Day Commemoration by Bahamas Minister of the Environment - Apr 22, 2014 - 3:30:35 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The following is the Keynote Address for the Commemoration of Earth Day given by Bahamas Minister of the Environment, Kendred Dorsett at the College of The Bahamas on April 22nd:

“There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.” These words were penned and uttered by the founder of Earth Day, Senator Gaylord Nelson. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day by some one billion people in 192 countries around the globe. It is a day for inspiration and appreciation of the earth’s natural resources.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
IAAP Bahamas calls on the Governor General - Apr 22, 2014 - 2:57:30 PM

Nassau, New Providence - The Bahamas Chapter of the International Association of Administration Professionals (IAAP) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes at Government House on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Pictured seated from left are Frances Armbrister, Juanita Nairn-Grant, Sir Arthur Foulkes, Jane Roach and Debbie Smith.

News : New Providence
Nassau luxury retailers tour boutique space at Baha Mar - Apr 22, 2014 - 2:53:35 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas –  The Baha Mar lifestyle, representing a sophisticated, global traveler, will be reflected in the retail experience at the resort. Luxury Retail Limited and John Bull, two of the largest high-end retail operators in The Bahamas, will be bringing some of the best luxury brands in the world to Baha Mar. Recently, executives from Luxury Retail Limited and John Bull toured the Baha Mar construction site.  The group had a firsthand walk through of their respective boutique spaces to be located in a high-traffic area near to the gaming floor of the 100,000-square-foot Baha Mar Casino. The tour also included executives from Cartier, a luxury watch and jewelry brand, and Richemont, a luxury goods and jewelry company whose brands include Cartier, Baume et Mercier, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger- LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai and Montblanc.
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