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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grounding of a Cargo Barge near Gray’s Long Island & a RO/RO Vessel at the Government Dock in Staniel Cay, Exuma - Oct 23, 2017 - 12:20:40 AM

The Acting Port Controller, Port Department, Ministry of Transport & Local Government, advises the public that on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at approximately 7:45 pm, the Department was notified that a cargo barge was grounded near Gray’s, Long Island, sometime during the early morning hours that same day.

It was subsequently determined that the non-motorized Cargo Barge (Mariner’s 1) owned by R.R. Caribbean Marine Operators out of Trinidad, had been contracted by Digicel to transport hurricane relief items from Trinidad and Tobago to the Island of Anguilla...

Community

Geena Thompson Heading to Miss World - Oct 22, 2017 - 6:44:15 PM

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In a matter of hours, Miss World Bahamas Geena Thompson will begin her trek half way around the world, as she leaves for China to compete in the 67th edition of the Miss World pageant! Geena will go up against beauties from over 120 countries as she represents the Bahamas in the world’s largest beauty competition.

The excited goodwill ambassador - who has been preparing for this moment ever since capturing the national title on July 30...

Community

Prime Minister Minnis: Remarks at Metropolitan Church of the Nazarene - Oct 22, 2017 - 6:30:21 PM

Remarks by Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas at Metropolitan Church of the Nazarene Sunday, 22 October 2017 11:00 A.M.:Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell; Pastor Nelson Pierre...  
It is good to be in the House of the Lord, from whom all blessings flow. 

Thank you for your invitation to worship at the Metropolitan Church of the Nazarene, as we thank the Lord for His many blessings.

Matthew 18: 20 reminds us: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”...


Columns : Screen Scene

Geostorm - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 22, 2017 - 6:25:26 PM

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One of the taglines for this movie: Some Things Were Never Meant To Be Controlled... Heaven Forbid Those Same Things Should Ever Control Us. The satellite designer behind a global climate control system must race to stop a planet wide weather catastrophe. It will take two teams, one on the space station and one on the planet, to save the world from monumental disaster.

Jake Lawson is a former space station commander hired to fix a malfunction on the climate control system of satellites...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sunday, October 22nd - Oct 22, 2017 - 4:02:05 PM

This is the Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Sunday 22nd October 2017.

General situation: Strong high pressure building across the area will maintain fresh breezes across the Bahamas today through tonight…

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

Community

Blairwood Academy Students given Crash Course in Wastewater Management - Oct 22, 2017 - 12:20:57 PM

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As part of its long-standing commitment to the growth and development of young people, The Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC), has developed and maintained programs dedicated to helping young people recognize the linkages between their everyday activities and water. Through such programs, the corporation has also worked to provide exposure to the various career opportunities which exist within the field.

“There are so many opportunities available to Bahamians who are interested in this field” said Ramon Bain, WSC Graduate Engineer with the Sewerage Department. “From engineering roles, like mine, to environmental health, plumbers, electricians and welders...

Community

Milo Butler teams up with US-based vendor JM Smucker to donate to Bahamas Red Cross Hurricane Relief - Oct 22, 2017 - 12:02:08 PM

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Milo Butler Distributors has partnered with its vendor JM Smucker to bring relief to residents in the southern Bahamas. The US-based company produces Five Roses Flour and recently donated 1000 2lb bags to the Bahamas Red Cross Society for distribution throughout the impacted islands.

Just last month, Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage and destruction throughout the islands of The Bahamas. Immediately after the storm, Milo Butler Distributors partnered with local organizations to donate canned goods, grocery items, cleaning supplies and pet food. The team also reached out to its network of vendors in the international community for additional assistance. JM Smucker was the first to answer the call...

Bahamian Politics

Prayer Breakfast Address by PLP Leader Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis - Oct 22, 2017 - 11:12:56 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Address by Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, Q.C., M.P. Leader of the Official Opposition Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party on the Occasion of 53rd National Convention of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Prayer Breakfast Sunday, 22nd October 2017, 7:30 a.m. Meliã Resort, Cable Beach

Salutations:Chairperson, Party Officers... Good morning!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  These wonderful words of promise were left for us the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah at Chapter 29, Verse 11.

It is in this spirit of awareness that I greet you this morning.  An awareness that, even in challenging times, our destiny has long been mapped out.
  

Community

Early Signs of Breast Cancer you shouldn’t ignore, how to recognize symptoms - Oct 22, 2017 - 12:37:09 AM

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Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? The fact that is even more important than the somewhat startling statistic is that early diagnosis and treatment offers the highest rate of survival.

“The word cancer is no longer a death sentence and has not been for many years,” said Dr. Arlington Lightbourne, who specializes in wellness. “The important thing is to find the best health care possible. Ideally, we would all like to be treated at home and fortunately, we have physicians returning to The Bahamas after advanced postgraduate training in oncology care and surgery...

Bahamian Politics

Davis Seeks to gain confidence of Bahamian People - Oct 21, 2017 - 8:39:20 PM

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Convinced that his journey on the 'Road to Triumph in 2022' will fully reveal how God turns opposition into opportunity, Philip 'Brave' Davis says he is ready to do all he can to regain the confidence of the majority of Bahamian people.

Davis, in sharing his platform prepared for the upcoming PLP National Convention, is calling on Party Stalwarts and supporters to join him for a time to promote unity and strength, a move which he believes will bring about wise, brave and compassionate action.

News : International : Caribbean News

Catastrophic hurricanes Irma and Maria underscore need to press ahead with risk insurance for fishers, CRFM says - Oct 21, 2017 - 7:27:18 PM

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Several Caribbean countries have been recently devastated by two catastrophic hurricanes, Irma and Maria, underscoring the need for Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) to press forward with risk insurance for the fisheries sector—being developed by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC, formerly known as the CCRIF) in collaboration with the World Bank. This initiative to develop risk insurance for the fisheries sector in CARICOM States is supported by the United States government under the Caribbean Ocean and Aquaculture Sustainability Facility (COAST)...

Columns : Screen Scene

Batman vs. Two-Face - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Oct 21, 2017 - 6:20:50 PM

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The tagline for this movie: Everyone Must Face Their Demons. When a crime wave hits a city, it is up to two masked vigilantes to figure out who is behind the increase in criminal activity and why. As the duo find clues to who the mastermind is, they must try to make sense of how it is at all possible when the evidence points to someone who was cured of their evil.

Bruce Wayne is the rich playboy businessman who has a secret crime fighting life as Batman and must now confront the fact that his best friend is the mastermind behind the current crime wave in Gotham...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis commends LJM Maritime Academy for ‘Global Vision’ in Hosting International Maritime Conference - Oct 21, 2017 - 6:55:57 AM

Primer Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis commended officials at the Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Academy (LJMMA) for their “global vision” in hosting the Academy’s first-ever International Maritime Conference.

The Conference was held in New Providence under the theme: “Connecting Education, Ports and People.”

The Prime Minister described the conference as “fertile ground” for future mariners and seafarers and further applauded organizers for “exposing the cadets to the vast opportunities available for employment and entrepreneurship in the maritime industry.”...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

‘Pricewaterhouse Coopers Executives Make courtesy call on Minister of Labour’ - Oct 20, 2017 - 6:53:49 PM

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Executives of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, one of the country’s leading and trusted accounting firms made a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets.

Pictured from left to right with Minister Foulkes who is shown at center is: Mrs. Shavonne Symonette, Administration Officer, Ministry of Labour; Ms. Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary (Acting), Ministry of Labour; Mr. Kevin Cambridge, Director PwC; Mrs. Claudene Lofters, Senior Manager, PwC and Mr. Adrian Tait, Partner Advisory-Consulting, PwC.

Sports

SSL Finals 2017, the VIPs list is shaping up - Oct 20, 2017 - 12:06:01 PM

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45 days to the SSL Finals 2017, the fifth edition of the exciting grand finale of the year for expert Star sailors, valuable champions of other sailing disciplines and legends of the sports.

Nassau, in the Bahamas, is ideal to host the event, Nassau Yacht Club a perfect home for sailors and organizers, Montagu Bay one of the best racing course in the world. The week starts with a four days qualification round with fleet regattas, on Friday evening we’ll know the top ten teams that will go racing on an eliminating round on Saturday...

News : Grand Bahama

CCC opposes Emera’s bid to buy-out minority Bahamian Shareholders Of ICD Utilities - Oct 20, 2017 - 11:35:07 AM

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The Coalition of Concerned Citizens has called this press conference today October 18, 2017 out of urgent concern regarding Emera’s bid to buy-out minority Bahamian shareholders of ICD Utilities. ICD Utilities owns 50 % of Grand Bahama Power Company with an overall Bahamian equity interest of 19.63 %. Emera is seeking to secure 100% ownership of Grand Bahama Power Company a vital utility infrastructure on the Island of Grand Bahama.

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens strongly opposes Emera’s proposed buy-out of Bahamian shareholders. Our opposition is based on the following...

News : New Providence

Press Statement From Dexter Cartwright, interim CEO - Oct 20, 2017 - 11:02:49 AM

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As part of our strategic approach to transform to a more customer centric, high performing organization, we are making adjustments to how we run our business.  We are carrying out necessary network upgrades, giving more focus on training and development and improving back office support to better serve our customers.  As part of this broader program, we have adjusted our team structure and as such a few positions at BTC have been made redundant.  We reaffirm our commitment to building a more effective team structure to deliver the best products and services to The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Labour Minister Meets With Governor Central Bank & Clearing Banks - Oct 19, 2017 - 8:47:36 PM

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The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes met with the Chairman of the Clearing Banks Association, Mr. Ian Jennings and representatives of the six Clearing Banks in The Bahamas including RBC Finco, Scotiabank, Fidelity Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of The Bahamas and CIBC First Caribbean Bank on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets. Also in attendance were The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, the Trade Union Congress and the National Congress of Trade Unions, the Prices Commission, the Consumer Protection Commission and The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Signs Protocol to amend the Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the Republic of Finland - Oct 19, 2017 - 6:04:07 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said tax evasion and avoidance are common problems experienced by many Jurisdictions, and erodes the basis of tax systems and destroys the reputation of legitimate and credible international financial centres.
 
DPM Turnquest was speaking at the signing ceremony of the Protocol to Amend the Tax Information Exchange Agreement between the Government of The Bahamas and the Government of the Republic of Finland concerning information on tax matters held at the Ministry of Finance, Thursday, October 19, 2017...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Dr. Sulayman Clark Appointed Consultant-in-Residence at University of The Bahamas - Oct 19, 2017 - 5:50:10 PM

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University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Sulayman Clark as Consultant-in-Residence who will help plan and execute various fundraising activities.

Dr. Clark has over 25 years of experience as a senior level development officer with particular expertise in grant writing and major gift acquisitions. He comes to University of The Bahamas from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he served as Chief Development Officer...

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