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Sunryse Shred Day Nets $4900 for Bahamas Sickle Cell Foundation - Oct 21, 2018 - 10:52:33 AM


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Last month, Sunryse Information Management teamed up with the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association to spread awareness and raise funds during the company’s 11th Annual Shred Day event. Members of the general public were encouraged to bring personal documents to be shredded free of charge at the Western Esplanade. In turn, the country’s largest document management company committed to donating $1 for every 10lbs of shredded paper to the Association. Using a mobile destruction unit, technicians from Sunryse Information Management shred just under 7,500 lbs of confidential files and documents during the 11-hour period...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks - LJM Maritime Institute Inaugural Graduation Ceremony - Oct 20, 2018 - 1:43:23 PM


REMARKS The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister LJM Maritime Institute Graduation18 October 2018 Protocol.

Good Evening.

The Prime Minister regrets that he is unable to attend this evening.  But he asked that I offer his personal greetings and congratulations.

It is my happy privilege to offer these remarks on his behalf, and on behalf of the Government...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas Public Forecast - Oct. 21st - Oct 20, 2018 - 6:53:11 AM


BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2018 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6PM 

GENERAL SITUATION: A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO WEAKEN OVER THE AREA WHILE ANOTHER FRONTAL SYSTEM PREPARES TO PUSH UNSETTLED WEATHER INTO THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS VERY LATE ON SUNDAY...

Community

Walking Closer Towards a Cure - Oct 19, 2018 - 7:27:49 PM


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Over 1,000 walkers and runners blocked West Bay Street starting from the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Center at 6:30am Saturday, October 6, stopping traffic as they found their places at the “Walk for the Cure” starting line. CIBC FirstCaribbean’s seventh annual “Walk for the Cure” boasted the biggest turnout to date, with last-minute participants trickling in as early as 5:30am for on-site registration.

Fitness trainer Dekel Nesbitt, better known as “Bowflex Barbie,” led this year’s pre-dawn warm-up, set to the lively beat of 100% Bahamian music...

Community

Royal Caribbean donates Scholarships to LJM Maritime Academy - Oct 19, 2018 - 5:15:53 PM


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A firm believer in education, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) on Thursday, October 18, deepened its commitment to The Bahamas donating two scholarships to the Lowell Jason Mortimer (LJM) Maritime Academy, the only tertiary education facility for the nation’s vibrant maritime industry. The donation of $28,000 which will fund two full-time students, including one for a member of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers, was made at the first day’s session of the Maritime Conference Bahamas 2018.
 
Royal Caribbean is the platinum sponsor of the conference, which is bringing together some 200 people in the maritime industry...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

"Aging Care -- A Higher Calling": SRC Annual Caregivers Symposium - Oct 19, 2018 - 4:08:00 PM


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Public Hospitals Authority and Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) held the Annual Caregivers Symposium today at Church of God Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road, under the theme, "Aging Care -- A Higher Calling."  Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell gave opening ceremony remarks, and is pictured standing third left with medical community officials/gerontology specialists including, from left, Dr. Indira Grimes, PHA Chairman Julian Rolle, PMH Chief Hospital Administrator Mary Walker, and Dr. Agreta Eneas, third right. 

(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

International Red Cross Vice-President call on the Governor General of The Bahamas - Oct 19, 2018 - 3:59:37 PM


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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most. Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling (seated centre) received Vice-President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, Miguel Villarroel (seated centre left), and members of the Bahamas Red Cross Society in a courtesy call, followed by a luncheon, October 16, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Holds Safety and Security Workshop - Oct 19, 2018 - 2:54:27 PM


Officials in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation are looking to ensure that every visitor to the Islands Of The Bahamas feels safe when visiting the destination.

In an effort to come up with leading crime fighting strategies in tourist hot spots, officials held a Tourism Safety and Security workshop under the theme “Enhancing Safety and Security for our country’s number one industry.”

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, who delivered the keynote address, said this “meeting of the minds” is to ensure that tourism stakeholders and national security officials are cultivating winning strategies in the fight against crime...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Cabinet Office on Lighthouse Point Development - Oct 19, 2018 - 2:46:43 PM


The Lighthouse Point Development has been the subject of considerable public discussion, particularly in recent months. 

The National Economic Council considered the matter today, 19 October, and approved the proposal submitted by Disney Cruise Line Island Development Ltd.

Negotiations will now begin on a Heads of Agreement, which will detail the scope of the project, the obligations of the Disney Cruise Lines Island Development Ltd...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

US Embassy Charge d'Affaires call on Minister of Social Services - Oct 19, 2018 - 2:43:17 PM


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US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Ms. Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell, at the Ministry, October 19, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Henfield Congratulates Graduating LJM Maritime Academy Cadets - Oct 19, 2018 - 1:35:42 PM


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The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, representing Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister, gave the Keynote Address during the LJM Maritime Academy Inaugural Graduation Ceremony, October 18, 2018 in the Ballroom of Melia Nassau Beach resort.  Graduating were cadets of Cohorts 2014 and 2017.  Also offering congratulations were President of LJM Maritime Academy Dr. Brendamae Cleare, and Founder H.E. Lowell J. Mortimer, who gave remarks.  The 'Charge to Graduates' was from Vice-President of Nautical Operations, Carnival Cruise Lines, Captain Gaetano Gigliotti, pictured seated at left near podium...

Health

Caribbean countries and territories are better prepared to keep imported measles from sparking outbreaks - Oct 19, 2018 - 12:45:34 PM


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A recent PAHO-organized workshop trained 35 Caribbean health officers on how to respond rapidly and effectively to any imported cases of measles or rubella

Washington, DC, October 19 2018 (PAHO/WHO) — It’s been more than 25 years since the Caribbean reported its last case of indigenous measles. But the risk of imported cases has persisted because measles continues to circulate in countries around the world...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Tourist Office supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk - Oct 19, 2018 - 12:44:22 PM


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The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida was represented at the recent Susan G. Komen More Than Pink™ Walk to benefit the fight against breast cancer. The walk that attracted thousands of breast cancer survivors and supporters took place at the Bayfront Park, Downtown, Miami, Florida.

This year’s well attended event featured a number of major sponsors and booths including that of The Bahamas Tourist Office. The event annually celebrates and encourages those living with metastatic breast cancer and those that support them. The proceeds from the event benefit research in the fight against breast cancer...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

60th Baptist Recognition Day hosted at Government House - Oct 19, 2018 - 12:22:51 PM

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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary & Educational Convention's 60th Baptist Recognition Day & Annual Reception on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Government House. 

(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Windsor Prep School calls on Governor General - Oct 19, 2018 - 12:14:16 PM


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Seventh Grade students of Windsor Preparatory School paid a courtesy call on the Governor General of The Bahamas, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, October 19, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Sports Minister opens World Junior Judo Championships - Oct 19, 2018 - 12:09:26 PM


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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC) the Hon. Lanisha Rolle addressed the Official Opening Ceremony of the World Junior Judo Championships, October 18, 2018, in the Imperial Ballroom of Atlantis, Paradise Island.  During the ceremonies, President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Marius Vizer presented a Special Recognition award to her (pictured).  Among those present for the Opening were MOYSC Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Director of Sports Timothy Munnings, Director of Sports Tourism Marketing in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Virginia Kelly...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch - Oct 19, 2018 - 10:45:50 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Sundays are the perfect times to enjoy the outside ocean breezes at Portobellos while you dine on a sumptuous brunch with champagne and listen to live music. 
12 noon - 4 pm
For more information please call 373-1333

About Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
 
Situated on the sparkling coastline of Grand Bahama Island, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan overlooks a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sprawling acres of pristine property, mere feet from the calming waters of the Atlantic. The resort is home to an 18-hole championship golf course ‘The Reef Course’, 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces fit for any ‘I-do’ or meeting, two serene swimming pools, tennis...

Sports

242 Colour Run encourages all to “Be the Inspiration” - Oct 19, 2018 - 9:59:32 AM


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The 242 Colour Run graced the streets of Nassau for the sixth consecutive year on Sunday. The event attracted over 300 participants and scores of volunteers, all which ended up covered in sweat and colour. The event benefited the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau.

The overall theme was tied to Rotary International’s theme, “Be The Inspiration”. This year is especially memorable, because Bahamian Barry Rassin is currently the President of the Rotary International organization...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS General Secretariat and Honduras Hold Working Meeting - Oct 18, 2018 - 10:39:23 PM


The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, received on Wednesday, October 17 Luiz Antonio Marrey, Spokesperson of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), who delivered the fifth semi-annual report of the Mission.

Moreover, the Secretary General, the Spokesperson of the MACCIH-OAS and officials of the Secretariat for Strengthening Democracy of the GS/OAS today held a working meeting with various authorities of the Honduran Government...

Sales & Promotions

Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos - Oct 18, 2018 - 7:30:24 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Kick-start your weekend by joining us at Portobellos for a buffet every Friday night for authentic island  flavors and classic Bahamian cuisine.

Choose from our extensive menu selections while enjoying live entertainment at Grand Lucayan’s Friday Night Buffet.

Every Friday from 6pm-10pm | Contact 242-373-1333 for further information...

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