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More than 1600 BIS News Updates and counting
By David Mackey, Webmaster, The Bahamas Weekly; a division of Inlight Partners Ltd
May 13, 2009 - 10:07:57 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to announce that our database now contains more than 1600 Bahamas Information Services news updates and counting.

This is an invaluable resource for persons of all walks of life, especially students seeking to track the achievements and challenges faced by our leaders as they push
arduously forward to take our small but great nation to the next level during these challenging times.

We send kudos to Sharon Turner and the hard working team at BIS for their commitment to getting the news out expeditiously, so that the Bahamian public and the world at large are enlightened as to the maneuvers of The Bahamas Government.

The Bahamas Information Services Department (BIS) was formed by an act of Parliament in 1974. The mission of the agency is to ensure effective communications between the government and the people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by providing a central channel through which may flow information to and inquiries from local, regional and international media and the public.

In general, BIS is mandated to advise the Government in relation to the dissemination of information on the policies and activities of the government, and to pro-mote the policies, programmes, goals and role of the government.

BIS assists the government with public relations, and its officers sit on many governmental committees, offering advice on developing and publicizing various programmes.

BIS is of service to the government of the day, government ministries, departments and affiliated services, regardless of the political party controlling the country. The department is not for the use of the promotion of party politics or politicians.

BIS employs seasoned journalists and photojournalists, and is currently establishing an audio/visual unit. The department is also a link to many national news agencies, especially those in the Family Islands, and now offers its services digitally for more immediate access.

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