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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Foulkes blasts PLP for its criticism of bahamians landing jobs - Feb 18, 2018 - 8:05:56 PM

Sadly, but not surprising, the Progressive Liberal Party finds the nerve to criticize the Labour On The Blocks initiative held on Grand Bahama this past Saturday at Columbus Park, Freeport, and the launching of three related events carried out in New Providence several weeks ago. 

The Progressive Liberal Party left the economy of Grand Bahama in a devastated state, and by extension, the Bahamas on the brink of yet another downgrade... 

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Movie Masters to give Film Lesson in Bahamas - Feb 18, 2018 - 12:57:29 PM

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Game of Thrones co-executive producer on the list

Producers and directors who have mastered the art and science of filmmaking will help boost production standards in The Bahamas through the Movie Masters series presented by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Film Commission and the University of The Bahamas (UB).

The Film Commission and UB have partnered to allow accomplished film producers and directors to share their knowledge and experiences with Bahamian filmmakers...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incidents - Feb 18, 2018 - 7:18:20 AM

Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred on Saturday, 17th February, 2018, which has left three persons with non-life threatening injuries. 

Reports are that shortly after 7:00pm, three men along with others were attending a repast on Buttonwood Avenue, Pinewood Garden, when the occupants of a silver Nissan March pulled up and fired shot in the direction of the crowd, injuring them, before speeding away...

Columns : Screen Scene

Black Panther - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Feb 18, 2018 - 2:57:13 AM

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After the death of his father a prince must take on the mantle of king of his isolationist and technologically advanced nation. When an enemy from his nation’s past reappears, the new king must prove himself to his people as he is drawn into a conflict with the potential to put the nations of the world at risk.

T’Challa is the new King of Wakanda and also the new Black Panther with a sworn oath to protect the interests of his isolated nation from those who would use its advanced technology for evil. Shuri is the princess of Wakanda and the current head designer of its technological tradition of incorporating the alien metal Vibranium into every aspect of their cutting-edge way of life...

Arts & Culture

Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase returns to The Bahamas - Feb 18, 2018 - 12:03:49 AM

Vince Gerardis of Game of Thrones to speak in Freeport

The Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is being presented in several Caribbean islands, screening more than 20 films from around the Caribbean. Films will be shown in Nassau, February 19 – 21, 2018, from noon to 9:00 p.m. on February 19 and 21 and on February 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All screenings are free to the public.

The Movie Masters public forum with producers, sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Film Commission and the University of The Bahamas (UB), will allow accomplished film producers and directors to share their knowledge and experiences with Bahamian filmmakers. The effort is intended to inspire filmmakers to create content and enhance their level of production...

Arts & Culture

Legal Roundtable on Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents Feb. 20th - Feb 17, 2018 - 11:34:09 PM

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Freeport- Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts announces the first of a series of events, a Legal Round Table. The round table discussion covers the legal steps for one to take in order to protect their creative works via Copyright, Trademarks and patents. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday February 20th, 7pm at Mackey Media Studios located at Grand Lucayan behind the former Paradise Jewels, just outside of the old casino exit.
 
Admission is free for members and and $5 donation for non members. Seating is limited and available via online registration at: https://tinyurl.com/legalbfpa. The presenter for the evening is BFPA Legal Affairs Director, Attorney Jacy Whitaker.

Entertainment

DJ-Gyo drops new album, Stepping out of the box 3 - Feb 17, 2018 - 11:18:36 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island- Popular Dove 103.7 FM radio personality, DJ-Gyo stopped into Mackey Media’s audio recording studio on Retail Street at Grand Lucayan for the final stages of his hot new album release. Mackey Media Creative Director and CEO David Mackey took the opportunity to interview Gyo on his dynamic new album that also features his wife, daughter and others on backing vocals. While DJ-Gyo’s main genre is gospel music, he says that he’s stepping out of the box, “I step out of the box to do just something different to reach a mass of people, not just one  set of people. Even though I’m a Christian artist, I’m not just set to reach Christian people...

Community : Grand Bahama

20th Grand Bahama Business Outlook On February 22: how to revitalize Grand Bahama - Feb 17, 2018 - 7:13:24 PM

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The 20th Grand Bahama Business Outlook (GBBO), set for February 22, 2018, is bringing together public and private sector experts who will share key elements for the revitalization of the Grand Bahama economy, ranging from energy to technology solutions.  The event will be held at The Grand Lucayan Resort featuring Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, K. Peter Turnquest as the keynote speaker.

Speaking at a press conference held at TCL Group’s headquarters, Joan Albury, President of TCL and founder of the seven-island Business Outlook Series...

News

Locally developed ONShore App proves a hit with visitors - Feb 17, 2018 - 4:52:08 PM

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A locally developed mobile application for tourists, called “Onshore Bahamas,” is proving a useful tool for both air and sea visitors. The travel App, developed by the all Bahamian OnShore Travel Group, is helping to tempt more cruise ship passengers to step ashore and sample the sights, sounds and dozens of listed activities and retail opportunities when in Nassau, and soon more fully in Freeport and select Family Islands. 

Janet Johnson, Director of Business Development for the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, has expressed enthusiasm for the new App...

News

Queen’s College Centre for Further Education presents The Bahamian Exchange - Feb 17, 2018 - 3:42:50 PM

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QC Centre for Further Education presents The Bahamian Exchange, taking place at Queen’s College Primary Hall on March 9, 2018 featuring Sir Charles Carter, History; Hon. Brent Symonette, Politics & Community; Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Politics and Community; Elma Garraway, Education; Fred Ferguson, Culture & Entertainment; Kentisha Ward, Business & Entrepreneurship; Erin Brown, Personal Triumph; Allan Wallace, Art; Rev. Carla Culmer and Demetrius Smith, Humanitarianism.

The Bahamian Exchange formerly known as the Human Library Showcase is returning bigger and better for a second year. This event showcases people from different backgrounds and experiences to share life from their perspective...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Three Winning Couples from ‘say Yes In The Bahamas’ Contest are engaged - Feb 17, 2018 - 1:12:29 PM

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Love is certainly in the air for three lucky couples, who recently won the incredible opportunity to propose to their loved one in The Bahamas as part of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) romantic "Say Yes" contest. Each couple enjoyed a luxurious, romantic three-night stay in The Bahamas ahead of Valentine’s Day.

The winners, Raul Ponce and Mary Cabrero of Houston, Texas; Heath Daigle and Dejah Vaughn of Panama City Beach...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving an armed robbery - Feb 17, 2018 - 7:26:46 AM

Police are asking members of the public to come forth with any information they may have in solving an armed robbery which occurred on Friday, 16th February, 2018.

Shortly after 8:00pm, a woman had just arrived at her residence on Carmichael Road, when she was approached by a male armed with a handgun, who robbed her of her handbag, which contained cash and other items, before fleeing on foot...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicide - Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs recovered, 1 male in custody - Feb 17, 2018 - 6:50:10 AM

Police seek public’s help in solving country’s latest homicide: Police are searching for the suspects responsible for a shooting incident on Friday, 16th February 2018, which has left two males dead.

According to reports, shortly after 8:00pm, a group of men were gathered under a car port at a residence on Saffron Street, Pinewood Gardens, when two men drove up to the residence on a scooter. Both men were armed with firearms...

Illegal firearm and dangerous drugs recovered, 1 male in custody: Shortly before 8:00am on Friday, 16th February, 2018 officers from Drug Enforcement Unit...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Olympians at BAISS - Feb 16, 2018 - 10:31:08 PM

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Olympians Pauline Davis Rolle and Shaunae Miller Uibo were at BAISS today at the National Stadium.  Also pictured at the track and field competition are Cabinet Ministers Jeffrey Lloyd and Michael Pintard.

 (BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...

News : International

IAEA Expands International Cooperation on Small, Medium Sized or Modular Nuclear Reactors - Feb 16, 2018 - 9:25:57 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is launching an effort to expand international cooperation and coordination in the design, development and deployment of small, medium sized or modular reactors (SMRs), among the most promising emerging technologies in nuclear power.
 
Significant advances have been made on SMRs, some of which will use pre-fabricated systems and components to shorten construction schedules and offer greater flexibility and affordability than traditional nuclear power plants...

Sports

Great Harbour Cay to hold Wahoo Tournament February 22-25 - Feb 16, 2018 - 6:47:52 PM

Plans for the Ninth Annual Wahoo Tournament in Great Harbor Cay, Bahamas are well underway.  The fun event, which offers a Calcutta purse, will take place February 22-25, and is expected to attract anglers from the United States of America and The Bahamas.

Among some of the weekend’s planned activities are a captain’s meeting and reception on February 22, two days of fishing on February 23rd and 24th, a chill and grill party featuring live entertainment, junkanoo rush out and a gala awards dinner...  

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis at BAISS Track & Field Meet - Feb 16, 2018 - 5:14:56 PM

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Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, a St. Augustine's College (SAC) alumnus, stopped in at the BAISS track and field competition at the National Stadium today to cheer for SAC, who won the meet against other independent schools. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Seniors enjoy Valentine movie treat - Feb 16, 2018 - 5:08:04 PM

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The Ministry of Social Services through its Urban Renewal division expressed love to some 250 senior citizens with a post Valentine’s Day treat to Galleria Cinemas, Friday, February 16.

The seniors, who represented some 10 Urban Renewal Centres, basked in the moment as they embraced the sights of the Mall at Marathon and sounds of the Urban Renewal Band, which provided entertainment prior to the start of the movie.  Arthur Johnson, an inspector with Urban Renewal, serenaded the elderly as they queued...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM announces $4 billion oil refinery project in Grand Bahama - Feb 16, 2018 - 2:46:56 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis announced that his government has approved Oban Energies to commence an oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama.

The project is expected to create 600 direct jobs, 1,000 indirect jobs during construction and an estimated project cost of over $4 billion.

The Prime Minister’s announcement came at the start of the sitting of Parliament on Wednesday, February 14, 2018...

News : International : Caribbean News

A New Tool for BSO’s to Support Private Sector Development is released by Caribbean Export - Feb 16, 2018 - 12:42:41 PM

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A new online tool developed by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) with funding from the European Union has been launched.  The SME Diagnostic Tool was developed to assist CARIFORUM SMEs increase their export competitiveness.  exporTT have adopted the tool which will be utilised as a central aspect of their Export Competitiveness Project launched.

“I am delighted that exporTT is the first Business Support Organisation (BSO) in the Caribbean to adopt the SMEs Diagnostic Tool Assessment project as the foundation for building export competitiveness...

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