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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates burglary and armed robbery - Grievous Harm - Male arrested at LPIA for drug possession - Jan 19, 2020 - 8:14:05 AM


Armed Robbery: Police on the island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a group of men responsible for burglary and armed robbery, Sunday, 19th January, 2020.

According to reports, shortly 3:00am a group of armed men forced their way into a home on Joe Farrington Road, held residents at bay and robbed them of cash and personal items, before running away...

Grievous harm: Police on New Providence are investigating the circumstance surrounding in incident, Sunday, 19th January, 2020, which has left an adult female detained in hospital...

Health

Mental Health Advocate/Best-Selling Author Yassin Hall ‘Overjoyed’ With USVI Introducing Mental Health Legislation - Jan 18, 2020 - 4:21:16 PM


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USVI native and mental health advocate Yassin Hall cried tears of joy when she heard that Governor Albert Bryan Jr. recently submitted legislation aimed at reorganizing how mental and behavioral health, including alcohol and substance addiction, are treated under V.I. law. Hall also learned that the students will receive free mental health counseling.

“It finally happened!” Hall tearfully said. “People are finally going to get help and government funding! I had been inundated with calls from people thanking me for not giving up and for continuing to push it to the forefront...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch - Jan 18, 2020 - 12:20:50 PM


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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 : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS General Secretariat on the Conclusion of the MACCIH - Jan 17, 2020 - 9:41:57 PM


Today, the negotiations between the Government of Honduras and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) regarding the renewal of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) concluded.

Unfortunately, it was not possible to reach the agreements required for the renewal of the mandate of the Mission, which is why MACCIH will end its functions on January 19, 2020...

Health

PAHO issues epidemiological alert on Novel Coronavirus for the Americas - Jan 17, 2020 - 4:40:41 PM


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has issued an alert to its member countries on the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), recommending that “health care workers have access to up to date information on the illness, be familiar with the principles and procedures for handling nCoV infections, and be trained to inquire about a patient’s travel history in order to connect this information with clinical data.”

Although over 40 cases have been reported in China, Thailand and Japan, there is “no evidence to suggest that person-to-person transmission occurs easily,” the alert said...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Health welcomes President of Samaritan's Purse to Grand Bahama - Jan 17, 2020 - 4:11:42 PM


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Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands, Minister of State for Grand Bahama the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction the Hon. Iram Lewis and Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard welcomed Evangelist Franklyn Graham, President of Samaritan's Purse, to Grand Bahama this morning. The contingent toured the field hospital, donated by Samaritan's Purse, and the Rand Memorial Hospital.

BIS Photos enclosed...

Sales & Promotions

Superbowl Party at The Manor House Grand Lucayan - Feb. 2nd - Jan 17, 2020 - 3:37:34 PM


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Don't miss Superbowl Party at The Manor House!

Starting At 3pm Until Post Game
Watch The Game On Jumbo Screen
BEVERAGE PACKAGE $49.99 per person plus VAT...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Disaster Reconstruction Authority meets with hundreds of Marsh Harbour residents - Jan 17, 2020 - 3:16:27 PM


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Hundreds of residents of Marsh Harbour were in attendance at a town hall meeting Thursday night hosted by the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority and Local Government.

The Authority has been meeting with residents of Dorian-impacted communities to update them on recovery efforts and to hear their concerns.

Hurricane Dorian was the strongest storm to hit The Bahamians. It devastated central Abaco. Many homes and businesses were destroyed...

News : International

London Show Lands Film Business - Jan 17, 2020 - 11:47:51 AM


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The Bahamas Film & Television Commission ended 2019 with a picture of success as its December trade mission landed film shoots and inquiries for further film business in The Bahamas.

The Commission, a division of the Ministry of Tourism, makes regular calls on filmmakers and production companies through attending trade shows and film festivals. As one of several commissions attending the two-day Focus Location Guide show in London...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Electoral Observation Mission to Make Preliminary Visit to the Dominican Republic - Jan 17, 2020 - 9:49:48 AM


A technical team of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the municipal elections in the Dominican Republic will make a preliminary visit to the country between January 21 and 25...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Shooting incident has left an adult male in hospital - 2 armed robberies - Illegal fiream & ammunition recoverd - Jan 17, 2020 - 9:00:51 AM


Shooting incident: Police on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident Thursday, 16th January, 2020 which has left an adult male detained in hospital.

According to reports, shortly after 6:00am, a male was standing in front of a home on Coconut Grove Avenue when the occupants of a white Buick car pulled up and opened fire in his direction, hitting him, before speeding away...

Armed robberies: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the men responsible for two armed robberies which occurred over night...

Sales & Promotions

Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos - Jan 17, 2020 - 6:30:24 AM


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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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Band Ready! Urban Band to participate in Tampa MLK Parade - Jan 16, 2020 - 11:10:02 PM


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Members of the Urban Renewal Marching Band, their instructors and chaperones, departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) Thursday (January 16) for Tampa, Florida, where they will participate in the 31st Annual City of Tampa Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.

The City of Tampa MLK Parade will be held on Monday, January 20, which will be observed as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day across the United States of America.  Similar Parades commemorating the life and legacy of the former Baptist Minister and Civil Rights Leader, will be held in cities and states across the country.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

US$1.5 Billion in financing and in-kind services pledged for Bahamas hurricane recovery - Jan 16, 2020 - 9:42:17 PM


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Private companies, Governments, regional and international institutions, and philanthropic individuals have pledged approximately $1.5 billion in financing and in-kind services to support recovery in The Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

The pledges were made Monday at the Hurricane Dorian Private Sector Pledging Conference organized by The Government of The Bahamas, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis: Government to review pledges and make decisions in the best interest of The Bahamas - Jan 16, 2020 - 8:47:03 PM


It is up to the Government to carefully review the pledges received at the recent Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference and decide what is best for The Bahamas and for the people and communities in affected areas, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today in his Keynote Address to the 29th Annual Business Outlook.

At the Pledging Conference, co-sponsored by the Government of The Bahamas and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Bahamas received $1.5 billion in pledges of financing, grants, technical assistance, intellectual assistance, humanitarian aid and other forms of aid...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Digital Recording System to be reintroduced to the Bahamas Courts - Jan 16, 2020 - 4:38:08 PM


With the assistance of the United States Embassy, a digital recording system will be reintroduced to the Courts, Chief Justice Brian Moree, QC, announced recently.

The Chief Justice said following a review, the decision was made to follow the “judicial trend” and commit to re-launching the system. “This is another part of the Courts’ new technology platform and we expect to start with a pilot programme during the first quarter, subject to sourcing the additional staff requirements and completing the necessary training,” said Mr. Moree...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Observation Mission to the Special Congressional Elections in Peru Begins Deployment - Jan 16, 2020 - 4:00:42 PM


The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to the special congressional elections in Peru began its deployment for the January 26 elections...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Threats posed by climate change need to be understood and prepared for, says PM Minnis - Jan 16, 2020 - 2:13:22 PM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis called on the nation at large to better prepare for threats posed by climate change. He was addressing the 29th Bahamas Business Outlook at Baha Mar resort, January 16, 2020 under the theme: "A New Era: Resilience in the Face of Vulnerability."

The Prime Minister noted that the 2020 Business Outlook, approaching its third decade, has become one of the major business conferences in The Bahamas:
"This year, we gather under unprecedented circumstances following the most devastating hurricane in the nation's history...

Community : Grand Bahama

AML Foods Limited & Bahamas Feeding Network continue to help those in need on Grand Bahama - Jan 16, 2020 - 11:30:04 AM


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More than twenty-two nonprofit feeding centers and church outreach programs, members of the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) on Grand Bahama, were the recipients of some much-needed assistance through the Feed 5000 Families campaign spearheaded by AML Foods Limited (AML) at the end of the year. Representatives gathered at Solomon’s in Freeport to receive food vouchers from AML Foods which were distributed by BFN Executive Director, Phillip Smith, volunteers and staff of AML.

It is the fourth consecutive year that AML Foods Limited partnered with BFN on its ‘Feed the 5000’ initiative.  “We wanted families to have a great Christmas and not worry or stress about where their next meal will come from,” shared Daneisha Clarke, an AML Foods Associate...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tommy Gainey earns four-shot win at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay - Jan 16, 2020 - 9:53:05 AM


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Holding a slim lead for most of the day, Tommy Gainey birdied his last three holes en route to his third career Korn Ferry Tour victory at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. At 11-under, Gainey topped John Oda and Dylan Wu by four shots.

“I definitely didn’t expect it this week,” said Gainey, a former PGA TOUR champion at the 2012 RSM Classic. “As you know, the last time I played here (in 2017) I shot 87-84. But it’s a new year, new tournament...

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