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Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Grand Lucayan - Nov 23, 2017 - 11:10:08 PM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Grand Lucayan Grand Bahama Island

For Reservations call 1-855-321-0826...

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Enjoy a 5 course bounty of wonderful cuisine at Grand Lucayan Resort - November 23rd - Nov 23, 2017 - 10:30:10 PM

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Let's all get together and say thanks.

Enjoy a 5 course bounty of wonderful cuisine at Grand Lucayan Resort.

Where: Portobello's Restaurant
When: November 23rd
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Governor General paid respects at lying in State of Sir Arlington Butler - Nov 23, 2017 - 2:45:49 PM

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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, paid respects to the late, former Parliamentarian and House Speaker Sir Arlington Butler as he lay in state at the House Assembly on Thursday, November 23, 2017. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama: Dangerous Drugs Arrest - Nov 23, 2017 - 12:33:35 PM

An American male is in police custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of Dangerous Drugs at the Freeport, Harbor.

Reports are that on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 shortly after 4:00pm, security officers and police officers arrested an American male at the Freeport, Harbor after he was found in possession of 1.1 lbs. of suspected cocaine that has a street value of $11,500.00 police are actively investigating this matter...

Community

Sunshine Insurance-Elmira Top 10 Essay Finalists announced - Nov 23, 2017 - 10:33:20 AM

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Ten students from throughout the country are about to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships.

Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd. and Elmira College recently announced the top 10 finalists for this year’s competition.

Danielle Brown of Queen's College, Lyric Lightbourn of C.V. Bethel Senior High School, Britani Silvera of Lyford Cay International School, Arianna Millsap of Aquinas College, Jason Deveaux of Jordan Prince William, Eleni Tolas of NGM Major...

Entertainment

Phluid Phactory & Passport Gang present the Black Bottle Concert live performance by RICK ROSS & FRIENDS - Dec 23rd - Nov 22, 2017 - 9:50:46 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Phluid Phactory & Passport Gang Present The Black Bottle Concert Live Performance by RICK ROSS & FRIENDS  Saturday December 23rd, 2017  at Goombay Park, International Bazaar

Music by: Passport Gang Tiko T- DJ Reem - King D-Ano - DJ Slanks
Hosted By: Big Pun Gates open 10PM

Tickets Gen. Admission: $20| VIP $50| All Access $100...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

R. M. Bailey Senior High School Mantoux Skin Test Screening Exercise November 22, 2017 - Nov 22, 2017 - 8:00:12 PM

The Ministry of Health, Department of Public Health, is advising students and staff of the R.M. Bailey Senior High School, who began the Mantoux (skin test) screening exercise, on Friday, 17th November or Monday 20th November, to report to the school tomorrow Thursday, 23rd November at 9:00 a.m. to complete the screening process.

This activity will occur even though the regular school classes have been suspended... 

Community : Service Organizations

Bahamas Red Cross Society Announces 2018 Ball - Nov 22, 2017 - 4:07:31 PM


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The Committee for the 46th Annual Red Cross Ball today announced that planning was underway for the signature formal event of the 2018 calendar. Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Ball will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7pm at the Baha Mar Convention Centre, Cable Beach.

The Ball is the Bahamas Red Cross’ largest annual benefit and has provided considerable funding to assist the Society in fulfilling its mandate of ‘alleviating human suffering wherever it may be found’...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government welcomes expressions of interest in landfill management - Nov 22, 2017 - 3:55:06 PM
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Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira announced, November 20, that the public is invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) and proposal requests for potential investment and management services to provide the deconstruction, remediation, and operation of the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, located on Tonique Williams Darling Highway. 

He made the announcement in a press conference at the Ministry, giving the timeline set to privatize the daily operations of the landfill...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

First Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem – A smashing success - Nov 22, 2017 - 2:24:22 PM

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More than $141,000 was awarded this weekend in Bimini at the First Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem Fishing Tournament, held November 16-18, at Resorts World Bimini.

Organized by Captain Jimmy Wickett, President of Meat Mayhem Tournaments, some 24 boats, from across the USA including Florida, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina and Maryland as well as Grand Bahama Island and as far as Germany, and each paying a registration fee of $3,000, participated in the two-day fishing event...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Public Notice from The Department of Marine Resources: Closure of the capture of Nassau Grouper throughout The Bahamas - Nov 22, 2017 - 1:20:45 PM

The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public of the fixed dates of closure of fishing of the Nassau Grouper from December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.

The Department of Marine Resources wishes to further advise that to take, land, process, sell and to offer for sale the Nassau Grouper is strictly prohibited...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister has meeting with the Governor General - Nov 22, 2017 - 1:12:31 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis met with Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling on Monday morning, November 20, at Government House, fulfilling his plan to have discussions with the Governor General at regular intervals. 

(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)...

Community : Grand Bahama

Buckeye joins forces with the Lucaya Presbyterian Church to help heal Grand Bahama - Nov 22, 2017 - 12:50:22 PM

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We are our Brother’s keepers and as we have been taught, it’s better to give than to receive.  This is the premise behind the Outreach program of the Lucaya Presbyterian Church who have come to the aid of those in need in our own backyard. Last month Buckeye, Grand Bahama’s leading oil refinery company, joined the Church volunteers on their October food run to aid over 55 needy families.

“The contents of each bag are designed to supply the needs of a family for quite a while,” said Crossreach Volunteer, Stephen Crane.  “They certainly help many of our elderly, living alone, who miraculously make it last until the next delivery.”

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Wednesday, November 22nd - Nov 22, 2017 - 11:00:05 AM

Weather forecast for today and tonight, Wednesday 22nd November, 2017.

General situation: A weak high pressure ridge will maintain mostly stable conditions across the Northwest Bahamas while a trough will maintain pockets of unsettled weather across the Central and Southeast Bahamas today.

Northwest Bahamas - Weather: Partly sunny and warm with the slight chance of a few isolated showers today. Mostly fair tonight with the chance of a few passing showers...


Bahamian Politics

The DNA raises questions about Commercial Enterprises Bill (CEB) - Nov 22, 2017 - 9:50:47 AM

The DNA notes that when Parliament reconvenes on Wednesday, 22nd 2017, members are expected to debate the Commercial Enterprises Bill (CEB).  The DNA supports government initiatives aimed at improving the ease of doing business in The Bahamas and making The Bahamas’ business environment more investor friendly. However, we find it curious that this legislation is being pushed ahead of other pressing matters confronting the Bahamian masses.

The CEB seeks to fast track work permit approvals and empowers the Minister (defined as the Minister of Financial Services) to usurp the powers of the Director of Immigration by granting blanket certificates for work permits to investors after meeting certain criteria...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public’s help in locating 2 men wanted for murder - Nov 21, 2017 - 7:00:20 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public for help in locating two men who are wanted for questioning reference to murder.

The first suspect is 23-year old Michael Newland of Montel Heights...

The second suspect is 24-year old Byron Bradley Demeritte of Garden View Estates....

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police search for suspects in shooting - Nov 21, 2017 - 6:50:44 PM

The police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigation into a shooting incident that has left one male in hospital on Tuesday 21st November 2017.

Reports are that, shortly before 12 noon, a man was walking on Providence Avenue, Chippingham, when the occupants of a Nissan Cube vehicle approached and shot him before speeding off. The man was transported to hospital where he is detained in stable condition...

Entertainment

CARGO comes to Freeport on December 8 for One Night Only - Nov 21, 2017 - 4:40:25 PM

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Best Ever Film Ltd. in partnership with Artistic Soul Productions Studio (ASPS) announces the Freeport Gala Premiere of “Cargo”, the largest Bahamian film project ever.

The “Cargo” Gala Premiere in Freeport is open to the public and will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at A Social Affair Convention Center.

Written and directed by acclaimed Bahamian filmmaker Kareem J. Mortimer, this action filled human drama inspired by true events, tells the story of Kevin...

Community

BTVI presents donation to Cancer Society - Nov 21, 2017 - 4:36:50 PM

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For years, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has been a supporter of promoting breast cancer awareness. With community engagement being one of BTVI’s strategic plan goals, the institution recently held its annual Pink Awareness Bake Sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to The Cancer Society of The Bahamas.

During the event, staff and faculty joined students in purchasing treats to show their support which resulted in over $500.00 being donated to the cancer fighting organization...

Community : Grand Bahama

Beautiful Trees for a Beautiful Season and Reason! - Nov 21, 2017 - 4:20:56 PM

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For the last 40 years, the Lucaya Presbyterian Church has sold real Christmas trees to the Grand Bahama community; and starting this week that tradition will continue. The annual Christmas Tree sale remains the church’s primary fundraiser to support their programs, which include giving to those in need, most recently our brothers and sisters who were most effected by Hurricanes Matthew and Irma.

“Thankfully it has been very successful almost every year that we have held it,” said Rev. Kenneth Lane “The benefits of the fundraiser are easily recognized as something that the community at large has experienced, whether it is those that are less fortunate or those that have felt the ravages of Hurricane Matthew.”...

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