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Tomii Culmer if Grand Bahama wins Top Model competition of Miss Bahamas Universe - Jul 26, 2014 - 1:01:35 PM

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Nassau, New Providence - The Miss Bahamas Organisation held their Top Model segment last night and Tomii Culmer, representing Grand Bahama came out on top. 1st Runner Up was  Winner Ominique Burrows, Long Island; and 2nd Runner Up was Chantel O'Brian, Ocean Cay.

Next in the pageant is the Miss World Bahamas National Dress & Miss Universe Bahamas Costume Competition on July 26, the Miss Bahamas Swimsuit competition on July 27, and the Miss Bahamas Evening Gown & Talent Competitions on August 1.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Basketball Federation calls on Governor General - Jul 26, 2014 - 12:30:43 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Governor-General Dame Marguerite Pindling welcomed the president of the Bahamas Basketball Federation, Charlie Robins, and other members for a courtesy call at Government House, July 23, 2014.

Pictured sitting from left: Clifford Rahming, Mr. Robins, Dame Marguerite, Mario Bowleg and Sharon Storr...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas Tourism Team Pays Courtesy Call’s on Tennessee Mayors - Jul 26, 2014 - 11:16:19 AM

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GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND- The Vacation Express/ Bahamasair Summer Flight program fueled by the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board continues to soar to greater heights. The initial eight city non-stop service program has now picked up two additional cities with flights originating in Memphis and Nashville Tennessee commencing August 11th and September 5th, respectively.

The introduction of this programme increases the average length of stay for the destination with its rolling four (4 nights with departures on the 5th day) flight schedule. Visitor spend on tour excursions, dining experiences and shopping among others aids the Ministry of Tourism’s goal of achieving the widest possible distribution of the benefits of Tourism throughout the island...
News : New Providence
400 Students Begin Training at Baha Mar - Jul 26, 2014 - 12:33:26 AM

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Nassau, The Bahamas – Baha Mar made good on its commitment to training young Bahamians today by doubling the enrollment of its Leadership Development Institute (LDI) to welcome 395 students - six of which have Intellectual and Developmental Disorders (IDD).

In May, 150 students graduated from LDI’s first class. The session of LDI saw enrollment increase to 162 students. Since the program was first announced, LDI has received strong community support and has been highly lauded as a program that is improving our community because it is providing many young people an opportunity to change their course in life...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Svitzer opens training centre in Grand Bahama - Jul 25, 2014 - 8:19:52 PM

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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The country’s maritime industry got a boost in the right direction Thursday with the decision by Svitzer to open its Regional Training Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama.  

Since 1833, Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea. With a reported 4,000 plus employees, a fleet of more than 400 vessels and operating all over the world, the company is said to be a global market leader in towage and emergency response.  The firm is head-quartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and it is part of the A.P.Moller-Maersk Group. 
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Minister of Labour confirms job increases - Jul 25, 2014 - 6:13:29 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Department of Statistics 2014 Labour Force Survey has revealed that more than 8,000 jobs have been created as a direct result of the proactive and innovative policies of the Government.

This, the Minister of Labour and National Insurance the Hon Shane Gibson confirmed in a Communication to the House of Assembly on Wednesday, July 23. 2014.

The date, compiled by the staff of the country’s premier authority on data contains “irrefutable evidence” of the success of the policies of the administration led by Prime Minister the Rt Hon Perry Christie, Mr. Gibson said...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Public Hospitals Authority 9th Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony and Dinner - Jul 25, 2014 - 2:46:17 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas  - Prime Minister Perry Christie pins 2nd runner up for Individual Award Asst. Physiotherapist Caroline Strachan, just before she receives award and trophy from Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez, during the Public Hospitals Authority 9th Annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony and Dinner, July 19, 2014. Governor-General Dame Marguerite Pindling was also in attendance.

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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas and Dominican Republic sign Technical Cooperation Agreement - Jul 25, 2014 - 1:54:39 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas—On 24th  July 2014, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic took an important step forward in strengthening their relations by signing The Bahamas-Dominican Republic Basic Agreement on Technical Cooperation.

This Agreement forms an umbrella that will facilitate and enhance trade and commercial cooperation, academic exchanges and other similar projects of mutual interest technical cooperation between their governments through specific projects of mutual interest, in addition to the objectives that contribute to the economic and social benefit of both nations.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Caribbean Cardiac Society Meets in The Bahamas - Jul 25, 2014 - 12:55:48 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - In The Bahamas, Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in the overall population, accounting for one-quarter of all deaths in the country.

This week, the country welcomed over 100 cardiologists from throughout the Caribbean and North American for the 29th Annual Caribbean Cardiac Society Scientific Meeting. The three-day event is being held at Atlantis Paradise Resort. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, was in attendance to officially open the event on Wednesday, July 23 and to deliver remarks of the group of doctors...

News : International
Pastor Dave Burrows "deals hope' in South Africa - Jul 25, 2014 - 12:40:11 PM

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June 12-23rd, Pastor Dave Burrows travelled once again to South Africa for his second tour of the African country.
  Dr. Burrows visit included familiar stops from his previous trip plus additional new venues.

After flying 15hours from Atlanta, Dr. Burrow’s first stop was the city of Rustenburg where he was special guest speaker for the June 16th (Soweto Uprising) commemoration service which brought together adults and youth for a special Sunday morning service. The event was hosted by Apostle Treasure Kgobokwe and the Excellence Christian Center Church. The powerful service culminated with a special prayer and dedication for the youth of Rustenburg.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Shane Gibson House Communication - Labour Force Survey - Jul 25, 2014 - 11:56:14 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a communication by Hon. D. Shane Gibson‏:

Mr. Speaker and Honourable House Members I am so grateful to the good people of the Golden Gates Constituency on whose shoulders I stand and whom I have the privilege to serve. Today, Mr. Speaker, I rise to deliver a brief, but very important communication to this Parliament on a Report compiled by the Department of Statistics on the 2014 Labour Force Survey.

This survey, Mr. Speaker was compiled by the professional staff members of the country’s premier authority on data and contains irrefutable evidence of the success of the policies of this Perry Christie led administration
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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas highlights 75th anniversary of World’s first undersea Post Office - Jul 24, 2014 - 6:46:02 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Postal Services announces the release a new series of commemorative stamps on August 16, 2014 which will pay tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the World’s first undersea Post Office.

The new stamps will depict the pioneering work of John Ernest (“J.E.”) Williamson (1881-1966), whose underwater photography drew mass attention to the beautiful and precious natural resources of The Bahamas.

Designed by Derek Miller and printed by Lowe-Martin, the stamps feature a 15 cent stamp, a 50 cent stamp, a 65 cent stamp and a 70 cent stamp...

News : International
Svitzer officially opens Regional Training Centre in Bahamas - Jul 24, 2014 - 5:15:19 PM

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With an inaugural event held on July 24, 2014, Svitzer has officially opened its Regional Training Centre in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.

The Centre features one of the most complete navigation simulator facilities in the region, with stations for assisted ship and two harbour tugs. The simulator has been developed by FORCE Technology of Denmark, and deployed by Svitzer in close cooperation with Freeport Harbour Company and Mediterranean Shipping Company.

This facility will allow for joint training of pilots and tug captains and it can be customized for specific harbours, vessels or operating conditions.

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamasair Partners with the Ministry of Tourism - Jul 24, 2014 - 3:35:19 PM

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Bahamasair, the nation’s national flag carrier has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) as it works to attract passengers for its West Palm Beach to Nassau service.

According to Woody Wilson, Senior Sales Manager, Bahamasair, the national flag carrier brought in Jay Zeager, the morning show host of 95.9 FM Seaview Radio in West Palm Beach, on Thursday, July 17, for a four day stay to promote the service.

Mr. Wilson said, “We asked him to come over and broadcast live from here, and we have paired him with Star 106 here in Nassau...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Michael Halkitis House Communication on the Tabling of the Vat Bill‏ - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:49:20 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Communication by State Minister for Finance the Hon. Michael Halkitis:

Mr. Speaker,


The tabling of the Value Added Tax Bill in this Honourable House is an historic moment in the history of our nation.

Following many years of study and discussion, at times heated and contentious, we are finally taking up the challenge, and shouldering the responsibility, of bringing our system of taxation up to the proper and appropriate standards of the 21st century...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson / Fred Higgs Golf Challenge inaugurates in Grand Bahama - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:37:40 PM

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LUCAYA, Grand Bahama – The smooth green surface of the Reef Golf Course is playing host to a major golf tournament.

The first Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson / Fred Higgs Golf Challenge got underway on July 22nd, attracting a large number of competitors including former outstanding Bahamian basketball players and company executives.
 
The event is being sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Golf Federation along with the support of the Bahamas Basketball Federation...
News : International
Nassau's Chantal Adderley makes Dean's List at Maine Maritime Academy - Jul 24, 2014 - 11:32:57 AM

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Maine Maritime Academy Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2014


CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy recently named students to their Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Chantal Adderley, of Nassau, Bahamas made the Spring 2014 Dean's List, graduating with a degree in Marine Transportation Operations.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Plea Bargain workshop for Bahamas AG's office staff - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:34:15 AM


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Nassau, The Bahamas – Staff of the Office of the Attorney General and members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force recently participated in a Plea Bargain/Workshop.

The two-day training programme was coordinated by the Office of the Attorney General, the Embassy of The United States of America and the National Centre for State Courts (NCSC) and held at the British Colonial Hilton.

Garvin Gaskin, Acting Director of Public Prosecutions in the Office of the Attorney General, said the programme was designed to impart detailed knowledge about plea negotiation strategies to prosecutors...

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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Prime Minister House Contribution -Tabling of four (4) Constitutional Amendment Bills‏ - Jul 23, 2014 - 11:25:09 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Communication by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister of The Bahamas:

These four bills, representing the first round of constitutional reform, are bound together by a common thread: the need to institute full equality between men and women in matters of citizenship and, more broadly, to eliminate discrimination in The Bahamas based on sex.

It will be recalled that the Constitutional Commission, in its Report last year, made specific recommendations concerning this matter. The Commission has now presented to Cabinet – and Cabinet has approved - the four bills that will be introduced in this honourable House this morning
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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Leader of The Opposition House Communication -Tabling Of four (4) Constitutional Amendment Bills‏ - Jul 23, 2014 - 10:59:52 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Communication by Opposition Leader, Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis' :

The cardinal principle that every man, every women and the child of every Bahamian, is endued by our Creator with the inalienable right to expect and to receive equal treatment before the Law and under the Constitution has been a guiding principle of the Party that I am honoured to lead from its inception. I am advised, Mr. Speaker, by those who attended the Independence Conference held at Marlborough House in London in December, 1972, that the FNM Delegation, which was lead by the Late Sir Kendal Isaacs...
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