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Bahamian Politics

DNA: Government must address report on mass mail shredding - Dec 12, 2018 - 4:07:21 PM


On the heels of the controversial leasing of the Town Centre Mall from a company in which a sitting Cabinet Minister is a major shareholder, the Government finds itself amid another controversy. According to the President of the Bahamas Public Service Union, the General Post Office has engaged in a mass shredding of mails belonging to individuals, businesses and organizations.

It is further disturbing that the Minister responsible for the postal system in the country seems unaware of this reckless action or is unwilling to comment on this important issue...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

New Ambassador of Panama Presents Credentials - Dec 12, 2018 - 3:53:00 PM


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The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Organization of American States (OAS), Salvador Sánchez González, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.

In the ceremony that took place at the Organization's headquarters in Washington, DC, Ambassador Sánchez González said the defense of democracy and the promotion of sustainable development will be two central points of his work agenda. "Our commitment is to take the region responsibly towards the thresholds of democratic development and material development that our peoples demand," he said...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Annual Parliamentary Christmas Luncheon in Festive Mood of the Season - Dec 12, 2018 - 3:26:19 PM


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The Annual Parliamentary Christmas Luncheon was held today in the Windsor Ballroom of the British Colonial Hilton, attended by Cabinet Ministers, MPs, and Senators.  The festive luncheon, with the theme, 'Christmas in Parliament,' was hosted by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Assembly.  Photos show parliamentarians in the light mood of the season; in the group photo, Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis is pictured in the first row, centre. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : International : Caribbean News

Airport Redevelopment Project Ready to Take Off - Dec 12, 2018 - 3:00:50 PM


The People of Saint Lucia are finally set to see the Hewanorra International Airport Redevelopment Project take off as the Government of Saint Lucia continues to deliver on its promise to expand and improve local infrastructure.

This project is essential to Saint Lucia’s overall economic growth, especially as the island continues to expand as a leader in leisure and business travel. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs...

News : New Providence

Local Celebrities Lend Talent To Marathon Bahamas Commercial - Dec 12, 2018 - 2:42:43 PM


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What do you get when an award-winning filmmaker, a blogger, two talk show hosts, and a popular DJ get together? One of the hottest Marathon Bahamas TV commercials ever.  

Some of the biggest names on the local scene have come together to lend their talents to Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas. 

Director for the commercial and filmmaker, Lavado Stubbs, is back for the third time, working with the organization. Stubbs, whose company...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

House Passed Bill to Further Assist Bahamians Entering and Sustaining Businesses - Dec 12, 2018 - 2:21:47 PM


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The House of Assembly today passed a Bill to further assist Bahamian businesspersons.  Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said, today, his government is making it easier for Bahamians to enter into and sustain their business enterprises.  During the final sitting of the House of Assembly the Prime Minister made a motion on Bill for an Act to Amend the Business Licence Act, 2018, which passed: Bahamians with businesses generating revenue of $100,000 or less would be exempt from business licence fees among other provisions under the Act...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamahost Luncheon at the Home of Mr. Henry Lightbourne - Dec 12, 2018 - 2:16:58 PM


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Visitors from abroad recently had the pleasure of being hosted to a Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Bahamahost luncheon at the home of Mr. Henry Lightbourne. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

Statement of the OAS General Secretariat on Russian Military Aircraft with possible Nuclear Capacity in Venezuela - Dec 12, 2018 - 2:00:40 PM


The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) takes note with
the greatest concern of the news coming from Venezuela about the possibility that aircraft capable of using nuclear weapons from Russia are in its territory. The presence of this foreign military mission violates the Venezuelan Constitution because it has not been authorized by the National Assembly...

Sales & Promotions

Ciroc & Club Premier presents DECEMBER 2 Remember - Dec 12, 2018 - 12:15:19 PM


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Ciroc & Club Premier Presents DECEMBER 2 Remember THIS SATURDAY December 15th Everyone IN FREE & DRINK FREE

Hennessy, Coconut Rum, Gordons Gin, Ciroc, Absolut & Stoli Every Saturday in December!

First 300 Customers B4 12:30AM GET IN FREE & DRINK FREE ALL NIGHT...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Education Minister applauds Teen Author - Dec 12, 2018 - 12:03:37 PM


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The year just keeps getting better for new, young author Sierra Blair – her latest release appearing in the iconic Atlantis resort, a courtesy call with the Governor-General and now days away from her 15th birthday, high praise from high-ranking education officials during a one-on-one sit down and courtesy call at the Ministry of Education.

“It is more than exciting, it is impressive that we have such great young minds in our country like Sierra.  I am pleased that she has the encouragement of her parents.  Sierra is beautiful, very creative and also very courageous... 

News : New Providence

Proposed Developer urges Bahamians to launch their Dream Businesses - Dec 12, 2018 - 11:41:51 AM


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There comes a point when a would-be entrepreneur must create his or her own opportunity and not wait for one, according to Valentino Munroe who has built two businesses, the computer store Onit Systems and the Jumbey Café restaurant.

“What have you been conditioned to believe you are incapable of doing? The biggest obstacle we all have to face is ourselves. Whatever you’re hearing in your mind, whatever that voice is saying that is not your voice...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Wed. Dec. 12th - Dec 12, 2018 - 11:00:05 AM


33 –day Bahamas public forecast today and tonight Wednesday 12th December 2018

General situation: A series of cold fronts along with a high pressure system anchored North of the area will continue to dominate weather conditions across the country today.

Special warnings: Boaters and beachgoers should continue to exercise caution due to rough surf and the risk of rip currents at North and east coast beaches...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamian Chefs Head To UN Holiday Chef Takeover - Dec 12, 2018 - 9:59:31 AM


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The cuisine of The Islands Of The Bahamas will be put on full display from December 12 through 14 as three chefs from the Bahamas National Culinary Team will participate in the United Nations’ Holiday Chef Takeover in New York City.

Chefs Asteir Dean, Kevin Pratt and Celeste Smith will display holiday Bahamian favorites to hundreds of international guests.

Chef Dean, who is leading the trio, said he was excited to be have been selected...

News : Local

Defence Force apprehends Poachers - Dec 12, 2018 - 9:43:19 AM


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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) apprehended 7 Dominican fishermen aboard two small go-fast type boats around noon on Tuesday 11 November 2018 in the area of Little Inagua.

The two Dominican boats  were apprehended just off Little Inagua by RBDF patrol craft P-129, coxswained by Petty Officer Edison Rolle, while on routine patrol. On board were 7 Dominican fishermen, along with a quantity of scaled fish and crawfish... 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: A male arrested for break-in at Financial Institution - Dec 12, 2018 - 9:25:15 AM


A 35 year old male was arrested by officers of the Central Detective Unit in connection with the break-in at a Financial Institution on Friday 7th December 2018.

Reports are that on Tuesday 11th December 2018, shortly after 6:00pm, officers of the Central Detective Unit arrest a 35 year old male in the Coral Road area, in connection with the break-in at a Financial Institution. He is expected to be formally arraigned before the Magistrate Court this week...

News : Local

BTC pays fine for breach of number portability regulations - Dec 11, 2018 - 7:39:16 PM


Consumers affected by a regulatory breach by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) can expect to receive a $100 credit applied to their cellular mobile account on 12 December 2018.

The credit to affected consumers is the result of a determination made by URCA on 7 May 2018. URCA found that on 24 and 25 November 2017, BTC failed to comply with the requirements of the rules and regulations relating to mobile number portability causing unacceptable delays to 514 customers seeking to “port” their telephone numbers to Be Aliv Limited (Aliv)...

Arts & Culture : Books

Photographer To Host Holiday Book Signing at Oasis - Dec 11, 2018 - 5:51:15 PM


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Those in love with Eleuthera and all of its charms will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Italian photographer Alessandro Sarno who captured the idyllic beauty of the island in his newly released photo book, Eleuthera: The Garden of Freedom and its complimenting travel guide, White Bull on the Highway.

Sarno will host a book signing from 11 to 1pm Saturday at Oasis Furniture, the boutique home and décor store downstairs from Club One Fitness Centre in Sandyport’s Plaza...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

The Bahamas host VIP Black Planners at National Conference - Dec 11, 2018 - 1:14:21 PM


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The Islands Of The Bahamas were the sponsors of a VIP Planners Only Breakfast at the recent National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP) 2018 Annual Conference, which took place in New Orleans, LA, November 28 - December 1, 2018.

The Bahamas was the only Caribbean Destination sponsor at the Conference and in keeping with the conference theme, “Elevate, Educate, Engage,” The Bahamas Director of Multicultural and Religious Markets, Linville Johnson...

News : International : Caribbean News

ECADE urges the Eastern Caribbean to stand up for human rights - Dec 11, 2018 - 12:48:43 PM


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Seventy years later, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) remains even more relevant than ever as we witness a rolling back of rights around the world. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), notes with distress, the continued lack of progress towards achieving justice and equality for all in the eastern Caribbean, as we join the world in observing Human Rights Day 2018 and the 70th anniversary of this historic document.

“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the EC remain among the most vulnerable and at risk for marginalisation simply for expressing their authentic selves,” says ECADE Executive Director Kenita Placide...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

C. A. Smith Sworn In as Deputy to the Governor General - Dec 11, 2018 - 12:35:49 PM


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His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith was sworn in as Deputy to the Governor General by the Hon. Mme. Justice Vera Watkins, Acting Chief Justice, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Government House. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

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