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Courtesy call by His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge of the Association of Caribbean States to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - May 14, 2021 - 2:15:49 PM


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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is pleased to inform the general public that His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge, Secretary General (SG) of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) made a courtesy call 13 May 2021 on High Commissioner (HC) Reuben Rahming, The Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM, ACS and Caribbean countries.

SG Sabonge, a national of Panama, was elected on 1 November 2020, replacing H.E. June Soomer of St. Lucia...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Help Desks at COVID-19 Vaccination Centers to assist with second dose appointments - May 14, 2021 - 2:07:23 PM


A Help Desk has been set up at each Vaccination Center to assist persons having difficulty making an appointment to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through vax.gov.bs.

However, before visiting a Vaccination Center you should try the following steps to attempt to correct the issue...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Brazil's Ambassador makes courtesy call on Minister Dames - May 14, 2021 - 1:10:25 PM


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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames is pictured during a courtesy call at his Ministry with Resident Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Claudio Lins (left), on May 13, 2021.  Also present from his Ministry were Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville; Dr. Jennifer Bethel of the Research and Development Unit; and police liaison ASP Lethera Sweeting. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

RBDF Officers celebrating 25 Years pay courtesy call on the Governor General - May 14, 2021 - 10:08:16 AM


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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Entry 31 and Woman Entry 5 celebrating 25 years called upon Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith at the Office of the Governor General on Thursday, May 13, 2021. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ambassador of Brazil paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister Bannister - May 14, 2021 - 9:56:48 AM


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Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil His Excellency Claudio Lins (left) paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Works the Hon. Desmond Bannister, May 13, 2021 at the Ministry's offices. 

(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Lucayas Bank Executive Team paid courtesy call on the Prime Minister - May 13, 2021 - 7:40:59 PM


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Mrs. Faye Mythen (second left), Adviser to Lucayas Bank (formerly Private Investment Bank Limited) and the Executive Team paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis (centre), May 10, 2021 at the Office of the Prime Minister.  Mrs. Mythen was Accompanied by Edward Lynch, Vice-Chairman of Lucayas Bank, Senator Janet “Lisa” Bostwick-Dean, Director of Lucayas Bank/Legal Counsel; John H. Bostwick II, Director of Old Church Financial Investments Limited/Legal Counsel; and PS David Davis along with Mr. Nathaniel Beneby of the Office of the Prime Minister.  (BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ambassador of Brazil pays courtesy call on Minister D'Aguilar - May 13, 2021 - 6:02:51 PM


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Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas HE Claudio Lins paid a courtesy call on Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, May 12, 2021 at the Ministry's offices. 

(BIS Photo\Kemuel Stubbs)...

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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Development Bank looks at the potential and offers grants for training - May 13, 2021 - 12:07:54 PM


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The recent Blue Economy Think Tank hosted by the Strategic Development and Initiatives Unit of The Bahamas Development Bank attracted over 340 registered participants and 20 panelists from The Bahamas and abroad, who examined ways in which Bahamians can benefit from sustainable use of the country’s vast ocean resources.

The event’s over-arching theme was, ‘From Small Island State...

Community

RBDF's Entry 41 and Woman Entry 13 gives back to Community - May 13, 2021 - 10:50:08 AM


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As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to enforce the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic objective of strengthening relationships with stakeholders and the community at large as a socially corporate citizen, the members of RBDF Entry 41 Woman Entry 13 recently donated grocery items to the Urban Renewal Center, St. James Road.

In commemoration of celebrating 16 years of service to the country the combined male, and female squad decided that it was only fitting that they do a charitable project in an inner-city community...

Community

$240,000 Gift to St Andrew’s International School - May 13, 2021 - 9:53:39 AM


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St Andrew’s International School is pleased to announce a generous donation from Mr. Ian D. Fair and daughters Nicole, Sasha, and Kelly Fair in memory of their beloved wife and mother Sylvia Fair. In memory of Mrs. Sylvia Fair, the family has committed to a $240,000 donation to create the Sylvia Fair Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will support three qualified government school academic students throughout grades 9-12: one student from Long Island, one student from Abaco, and one student from Nassau each year... 

Community

UB’s Climate Change Centre Collaborates with Cape Eleuthera Institute on New Climate Change Publication - May 13, 2021 - 12:18:38 AM


The University of The Bahamas (UB) Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre (CCARR) and the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) have produced a publication on the climate change challenges confronting The Bahamas and the anticipated effects on the archipelago.

The information brief entitled, “Climate Change & The Bahamas Information Brief” was published in March 2021. It gives a concise breakdown of the country’s current state of affairs, as well as projected climate change patterns...

News : International : Caribbean News

Republic Bank brings relief to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. - May 12, 2021 - 8:34:20 PM


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On Friday April 9th, 2021, the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines declared a state of emergency and an order for evacuation of residents in the high-risk areas, described as the red and orange zones, as the island was threatened by intensified volcanic activity at La Soufriere.   Republic Bank immediately activated a local crisis management team to strategize and mitigate the likely impact of situation.  No doubt, having to deal with a natural disaster during a pandemic is no easy task...

As an indigenous Caribbean financial institution who cares about our people, the bank took a collective approach from the get-go to respond and within a matter of days...

News

Commander Defence Force introduced to Incoming OPBAT Director - May 12, 2021 - 4:48:47 PM


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The outgoing Director of Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), Commander Michael Benson paid a courtesy call on Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King on 11 May 2021 at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.

During the meeting, Commander Benson shared words of gratitude for the cooperation experienced with the Defence Force during his tenure as Director. He has served twenty years as a member of the United States Coast Guard...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System officially launched - May 12, 2021 - 3:28:17 PM


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The Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System (BECMIS) was officially launched at Cabinet Office, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, as an integral part of the overall digital transformation strategy of The Government of The Bahamas.

The system was designed and implemented to improve business processes and operating procedures in the Cabinet Office, Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama Sen. the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson stated during a press conference during the launch...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

HE Sidney Collie Presents Copie d'Usage of Letters of Credence to the Government of Mexico - May 12, 2021 - 1:51:35 PM


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His Excellency Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States (pictured left), presented the copie d’usage of letters of credence to His Excellency Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma, Ambassador of Mexico, in a brief ceremony at the Mexican Cultural Institute on Thursday 6th May, 2021.  After the presentation, both Ambassadors engaged in a bilateral conversation about matters of mutual interest including COVID-19, strengthening of trade relations between Mexico and The Bahamas and Mexico’s candidature for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)...

News

RBDF gives Search and Rescue Update - May 12, 2021 - 1:20:20 PM


The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has called off the search for a missing boater who reportedly went missing on journey to Abaco over a week ago. 

Commander William Sturrup, the RBDF’s Search and Rescue Coordinator shared that: “After days of canvassing an expansive area of waters around Chub Cay, and the Berry Islands, we have suspended Search and Rescue operations for the missing individual”, he said. “The Defence Force is grateful to interagency partners and the United States Coast Guard...

News

Diver, Businessman Mario Carey lauds US court for $200,000 fine for American caught illegally fishing in Bahamian waters - May 12, 2021 - 12:30:01 PM


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Businessman, lifelong diver Mario Carey says The Bahamas has to get tougher on illegal fishing or face a day when fresh reef fish will be extinct.

On land, Mario Carey is known as the real estate guru who can make a deal with a telephone call and a handshake.

In the water, he’s facing a far tougher battle, an uphill slog to get everyone onboard to stop the illegal harvesting of Bahamian conch, fish and crawfish...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

What’s new in the Islands of The Bahamas in May - May 12, 2021 - 12:10:23 PM


The Islands of The Bahamas await travelers who are ready to plan their summer vacations. Those wishing to visit the idyllic sandy beaches and irresistible blue waters of the islands are sure to find the paradise experience of their dreams in The Bahamas.

NEWS

People-to-People Goes Virtual – The beloved People-to-People program...

Community

Bahamas Crisis Centre Devastated Over Death of Donna Nicolls - May 12, 2021 - 12:05:48 PM


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The Bahamas Crisis Centre is deeply saddened over the loss of its Deputy Director Donna Nicolls who passed away Monday, May 10, 2021 at the age of 67.

“We are devastated over the loss of our right hand, Mrs. Donna Nicolls,” said Director Dr Sandra Dean-Patterson in a statement released Tuesday, May 11...
 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Foreign Affairs on continuation of the ban on travelers from Haiti - May 12, 2021 - 10:40:21 AM


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise members of the public that the suspension of travelers directly from, or transiting through, Haiti will continue with effective 12 May 2021 for 30 days.

The Bahamas Government found it necessary to take this measure, given the continuing uncertainties regarding the management of the pandemic in Haiti...

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