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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

State-Recognized Funeral held for the Late Edward "Bobby" Glinton - Feb 16, 2020 - 9:06:10 AM


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A State-Recognized funeral for the late Edward "Bobby" Glinton, former parliamentarian and trade unionist was held at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday morning, February 14, 2020, with interment at St. Mary the Virgin Cemetery, Virginia Street.

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

Bahamas Weather

Weather by phone for tonight and tomorrow - Feb. 16th - Feb 16, 2020 - 8:56:43 AM


WEATHER BY PHONE FOR NASSAU FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT SUNDAY 16THFEBRUARY 2020

WARNINGS: MARINERS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE MODERATE NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS. BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF ALONG EAST COAST BEACHES...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch - Feb 16, 2020 - 7:20:50 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe addressed Rotary's 'Road to Peace 2020' Conference - Feb 15, 2020 - 8:15:08 PM


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Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe addressed the Opening Ceremony of the Bahamas Rotary Clubs 'Road to Peace 2020' Conference at Salem Union Baptist Church, Taylor Street, on Saturday, February 15.  In the audience are Rotary Club youth who are members of the organization's 'Interact Club.'  

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

61st E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival begins - Feb 15, 2020 - 8:00:19 AM


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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture launched the 61st E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival at the National Art Gallery, February 13, 2020.  Officially declared launched by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle (addressing audience second from right) the festival showcases the talents of Bahamians throughout the archipelago in dance, drama, arts and crafts and music.  Adjudications begin with Eleuthera and propel through the islands, from north to south, finishing up in the north, in Grand Bahama...

Bahamas Weather

Weather by phone for tonight and tomorrow - Feb. 14th - Feb 14, 2020 - 7:19:38 PM


GENERAL SITUATION: HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AND SLIDE EASTWARD AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO DRIFT INTO THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS THROUGH SATURDAY.
 
WEATHER: MOSTLY FAIR AND MILD TONIGHT PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY, VERY WARM AND BREEZY WITH FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS ON SATURDAY...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday - Feb 14, 2020 - 5:15:59 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Sushi so fresh it may wriggle of your plate

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan! Join us at Capri a la Carte Fine Dining Restaurant every Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm.  

Choose from extensive menu selections and catch the perfect sushi dinner.
Take away available as well...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Developers of South Abaco resort to establish $7-million-dollar Bahamian business development fund - Feb 14, 2020 - 3:40:45 PM


Developers of the recently announced up-market resort community for South Abaco have committed to inject $7 million into a business development fund for Bahamian entrepreneurs seeking to establish businesses in the project.

The commitment is a part of the heads of agreement signed on Thursday 13 February between the Government of The Bahamas and Tyrsoz Family Holdings Ltd for the resort development...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Old Operating Theater at PMH Being Renovated to Create Comfortable 22-Bed Unit - Feb 14, 2020 - 2:44:44 PM


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In an effort to ease overcrowding at the Princess Margaret Hospital, the old Operating Theater is being renovated to create a comfortable 22-bed unit.  It is expected that this newly re-purposed space will ease the overcrowding at the nation's primary healthcare facility...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Work continues at impressive pace at the Rand Memorial Hospital, Freeport - Feb 14, 2020 - 1:54:59 PM


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Work continues at an impressive pace at the Rand Memorial Hospital.  Ministry of Health officials toured the construction site on Thursday, February 13, 2020 alongside Public Hospitals Authority staff.  Photos show considerable progress on the remediation, which is expected to be ready for move-in by the end of next month...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

WSC Updates on Restoration of Infrastructure Since Passage of Dorian - Feb 14, 2020 - 12:16:24 PM


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Executive Director of the Water and Sewerage Corporation Adrian Gibson provided an update on the restoration and rebuilding of infrastructure in various settlements since the passage of Hurricane Dorian during a press conference at the Corporation’s headquarters, Thursday, February 13, 2020. The photo shows Mr. Gibson  pictured in the centre with Cyprian Gibson, Assistant General Manager (left) and Elwood Donaldson, General Manager at right.

(BIS photo/Derek Smith)...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Caribbean Journal host first ever Bahamas Travel Awards - Feb 14, 2020 - 11:30:37 AM


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The Caribbean Journal, in partnership with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, recently hosted the inaugural Bahamas Travel Awards Ceremony, to celebrate and bestow recognition on the people and establishments throughout The Bahamas whose outstanding service and products have contributed to the reputation of The Islands Of The Bahamas as a leading tourism destination. 

The Bahamas Travel Awards, held at Baha Mar Resort, Nassau, Bahamas...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

American Airlines resumes Grand Bahama Service - Feb 14, 2020 - 11:25:23 AM


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American Airlines has relaunched its flight service to Grand Bahama, providing daily flights between Freeport and Miami, Florida. The airline officially resumed travel to the island on Thursday, February 13 with the arrival of an E175 jet to Grand Bahama International Airport at the Fixed Based Operator (FBO). The capacity flight brought in 76 passengers.

American Airlines flight 4427 will depart Miami daily at 10:40 a.m. and arrive in Freeport at 11:38 a.m. On its return to the U.S., flight 4427 will depart Freeport at 12:15 p.m. for a 1 p.m. arrival in Miami...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Love is in the air Valentines Day at Portobellos & Pavilion- Feb. 14 - Feb 14, 2020 - 11:15:38 AM


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Love is in the air Valentines Day AT PORTOBELLOS RESTAURANT FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14TH, 2020 6:00PM - 10:00PM

$40 per person|$20 Children under 12yrs | All taxes are included | Live Entertainment SPECIAL RATES FOR ROOM, GOLF & SPA

Get your golf swing in Daily Hours 8am-6pm | Wed. only 8am-4pm REEF GOLF COURSE...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

The Bahamas impresses thousands at the New York Times Travel Show - Feb 14, 2020 - 11:00:30 AM


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The Islands Of The Bahamas (TIOTB) made their presence felt this past month at the New York Times Travel Show, the largest travel trade and consumer show in North America, held at the Jacob J. Kavitz Center in New York City. With a vibrant digital booth display and the spellbinding sounds of the native Junkanoo, TIOTB drove it home and captivated the thousands of persons in attendance...

News

Global master mixologist shares Finnish Vodka and culture with the Bahamas - Feb 14, 2020 - 10:47:40 AM


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What if we told you that a mid-priced vodka had a smoother taste than the more advertised, expensive brands on the shelf? After three days of following Finlandia’s global master mixologist Pekka Pellinen around Nassau, we heard the rave reviews from, locals, visitors and bartenders. 

Four things highlighted this great vodka experience. First, starting with the contents of the vodka – using the purest glacial spring water filtered by thousands of year old moraine...

News : International

Nominations open to join Commonwealth Youth Council - Feb 14, 2020 - 10:30:16 AM


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Nominations are now open for nine youth leaders to represent the Commonwealth’s 1.4 billion young people on the Commonwealth Youth Council.

The Commonwealth Youth Council is seeking candidates for its executive positions to serve from 2020 to 2022. Candidates must have at least three years of experience working with a national youth council or a registered youth-led organisation.

Speaking from London, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “The Commonwealth Youth Council draws together talent from all our regions...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Tourism launches WBFF Pageant - Feb 14, 2020 - 9:45:21 AM


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The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation today hosted a press conference to announce launch of the World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) pageant.  Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar led the press conference in the Rose Island Room, Baha Mar.  He is pictured centre with Baha Mar's president Graeme Davis at right, and MOTA Sports Manager Jeff Rodgers.  Also pictured are Paul and Allison Dillett, WBFF president and vice-president. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

 

Community : Grand Bahama

$25,000 Cash Prize for GB Tournament Hole-in-One - Feb 14, 2020 - 8:40:10 AM


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The GBAWC’s 17th Annual Golf Classic takes place February 22 at The Reef Course, with a $25,000 cash prize for hole-in-one winners. The format is a four-ball scramble, blind draw with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is at The Reef Course Club House February 19, 20, and 21 between 11a.m. and 3 p.m. The $100 registration fee includes dinner at the awards ceremony at the Ocean Reef Yacht Club after the tournament...

Sports

Bahamas Jr Fed Cup wins against Honduras - Feb 13, 2020 - 10:28:59 PM


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The Bahamas recorded a good win today at the Junior Fed Cup in El Salvador. The team consists of Peyton Anderson, Kinza Johnson and Kaylee Kanuka. The Team is coached by Chelsi Russell.

Kaylee Kanuka playing as the #2 won in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.

Peyton Anderson who played as the #1 lost the 1st set 1-6,but came back strong to win the second set 6-2. Peyton dropped the third set 2-6...

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