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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Transport and Local Government on Jet Ski Stabbing - Jul 18, 2018 - 12:39:08 PM


The Ministry of Transport and Local Government wishes to provide details into the stabbing incident that involved jet ski operators off Rose Island on 10th July, 2018. Video footage from this incident was widely circulated on social media.

The Acting Port Controller hereby advises the public that Rose Island is not an area that is regulated by the Port Department for commercial activities under the Commercial Recreational Watercraft Act...

Community

Prime Minister to address UN economic and social council forum on sustainable development - Jul 18, 2018 - 11:47:30 AM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.

During the Ministerial sessions on Wednesday, the Prime Minister intends to reaffirm The Bahamas’ commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in this regard will refer to the work being done through the Over-the-Hill Development Partnership Initiative...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Thurs. July 18 - Jul 18, 2018 - 11:00:05 AM


3-day Bahamas public forecast

The public forecast for today and tonight Wednesday 18th July 2018.

General situation: High pressure along with Saharan dust will extend across and dominate the weather around the islands today

Special warnings: Heat indices will be in the mid 100’s today so the public is advised to limit outside activities and to remain hydrated...

Community

Bahamas 45th Independence ecumenical Service in South Florida - Jul 18, 2018 - 10:58:11 AM


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Notable Bahamians within the South Florida diaspora including prominent South Florida newspaperman, Garth Reeves, were honored on Sunday during an Ecumenical Service celebrating the 45th year of Independence for The Bahamas, under the theme, “Celebrate Bahamas, We’ve Come This Far by Faith”

At the service held at the historical St. Agnes Anglican Church in Overtown, Miami, Florida; The Bahamas Council General to Florida, Mrs. Linda Mackey, expressed appreciation and pride in the Bahamian diaspora of S. Florida in regards to their accomplishments and contributions to the S. Florida community over the years....

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Junkanoo Summer Festival showcases new & Innovative cuisine - Jul 18, 2018 - 10:00:59 AM


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The experience of an authentic taste of The Islands Of The Bahamas is a major highlight of Junkanoo Summer Festival 2018, which takes place every Saturday this month and on August 4 at Arawak Cay.

The array of culinary delights on sale at the festival include mouthwatering dishes like conch fritters, guava and tamarind wings, seafood duff, stuffed crabs and lobster, fried snapper, gyros, sweet treats and icy cool drinks.

According to Culinary Manager at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) Deanne Gibson, there are over 40 vendors participating in this year’s festival...

Community : Grand Bahama

Young BTVI female students secure careers in construction industry - Jul 18, 2018 - 3:04:04 AM

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Two young females are breaking barriers in the vocational arena, having both studied and secured carriers in the construction industry.

Lanique Brice and Santana Dean – 2018 graduates of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) – are employees of DTEC Plant Services LTD (DTEC). As a DCO Energy subsidiary, the company is responsible for managing the maintenance and operations of the chilled water plant and emergency backup generator that provides cooling of air conditioning systems for the entire Baha Mar property.

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Prominent S Florida newspaperman honored at Bahamas Independence Ecumenical Service - Jul 17, 2018 - 8:05:18 PM


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Notable Bahamians within the South Florida diaspora including prominent South Florida newspaperman, Garth Reeves, were honored on Sunday during an Ecumenical Service celebrating the 45th year of Independence for The Bahamas, under the theme, “Celebrate Bahamas, We’ve Come This Far by Faith”

At the service held at the historical St. Agnes Anglican Church in Overtown, Miami, Florida...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM to address UN Economic & Social Council forum on Sustainable Development - Jul 17, 2018 - 7:00:44 PM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.

During the Ministerial sessions on Wednesday, the Prime Minister intends to reaffirm The Bahamas’ commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in this regard will refer to the work being done through the Over-the-Hill Development Partnership Initiative...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Juvenile Nassau shooting victim identified - Jul 17, 2018 - 11:35:51 AM

Police have officially identified the juvenile male who was shot and killed on Friday, 13th july, 2018 at Baillou Hill road as Sean Augustin, age 17 years of Lightbourn avenue, rock crusher.
Industrial accident- 4 males injured

Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigating an industrial accident, which has left four men with injuries, Monday, 16th July, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, four men were removing palm trees from a container at a business establishment on Banks Road, Governors Harbour, Eleuthera, when one of the trees came in contact with a high voltage electrical line,

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF Grand Bahama investigate 2 drug matters - Jul 17, 2018 - 11:22:03 AM


In the first incident, on Monday 16th July 2018, shortly after 2:00pm, Officers of the Rapid Response Unit, while in the area of Fawcett Lane, arrested a 23 year old male of Raleigh Drive, after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana.

In the second incident on the same date, shortly after 4:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information and while in the area of the Casuarina Bridge, in bushes near the canal, discovered three taped packages of suspected marijuana. No arrest was made in this matter.

The estimated weight is 18.5 lbs. and has a street...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF: Police in Grand Bahama investigate 2 Separate drug matters - Jul 17, 2018 - 8:09:52 AM


In the first incident, on Monday 16th July 2018, shortly after 2:00pm, Officers of the Rapid Response Unit, while in the area of Fawcett Lane, arrested a 23 year old male of Raleigh Drive, after he was found in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana.

In the second incident on the same date, shortly after 4:00pm, Officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on information and while in the area of the Casuarina Bridge, in bushes near the canal...

News : International : Caribbean News

2nd Batch of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit being trained in Barbados - Jul 16, 2018 - 5:46:56 PM


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The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA CU) and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ) convened a second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) to serve the region during the period August 2018 to July 2019. The training workshop is taking place from July 16 – 20, 2018, at the Frank Walcott Labour College in St. Phillip, Barbados with funding support from the United States Government through the US Southern Command.

A first batch consisting 33 members of the CDRU was trained in Antigua and Barbuda earlier this year in May, taking into account a range of recommendations from the After Action Review conducted on the Hurricanes of September last year...

Community

Animal Loving Kids Learn to Protect Pets from Harmful Foods - Jul 16, 2018 - 4:36:42 PM

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Six-year-old Kennedy Albury didn’t know how dangerous it was to feed her two dogs grapes, raisins and trail mix – all nutritious snacks for a first grader but toxic human food for her pets.

“I just knew they couldn’t have chocolate,” said the first grader. “Now I know what I can and can’t give them.”

Albury was the youngest of 11 campers at the Bahamas Humane Society’s summer camp to learn what foods to avoid feeding pets.

News : International : Caribbean News

Commonwealth mission to observe elections in Pakistan - Jul 16, 2018 - 2:58:35 PM

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The Secretary-General will deploy a Commonwealth group to observe the forthcoming general elections in Pakistan, scheduled for 25 July.

Led by Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Commonwealth Observer Group comprises eminent persons drawn from across the regions of the Commonwealth, with distinguished backgrounds in law, election administration, diplomacy, human rights, civil society, politics and media, among others.

The mandate of the Group is to consider the factors that affect the credibility of the electoral process as a whole. Members will form...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

54 of 744 signing on with Bahamas Dept of Correctional Services - Jul 16, 2018 - 2:13:26 PM


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From a group of some 744 applicants, The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) held its Signing On Ceremony for 55 persons in their "A" Squad 2018 at the Correctional Training Institute on the BDCS Compound, on July 9, 2018.  Acting Commissioner of Correctional Services Mrs. Bernadette Murray and Deputy Commissioner and Training Advisory Board Chairman Mr. Doan Cleare brought remarks...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

US Embassy’s Charge D’Affaires makes call on Labour Minister - Jul 16, 2018 - 1:43:58 PM


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The United States Embassy’s Charge D’Affaires, Ms. Stephanie Bowers recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Honourable Dion A. Foulkes at his office on Shirley and Charlotte Streets. Ms. Bowers was accompanied by the Political/Economic Officer in the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Douglas Sun.

Minister Foulkes and Ms. Bowers discussed a wide range of topics including job creation, training, touristic developments, trade and commerce...

News : Local

American Airlines announces return to Bahamas from New York-Laguardia - Jul 16, 2018 - 12:49:13 PM

This winter American is growing its presence in the Bahamas with a return of year-round service between New York-LaGuardia (LGA) and Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), Bahamas.

Starting December 22, American will operate a Saturday-only flight with an Airbus A319 aircraft. This aircraft features 8 seats in First Class, 24 seats dedicated as Main Cabin Extra with more legroom and reserved overhead bin space, and 96 seats in Main Cabin...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government moving ahead to create tax-free zones - Jul 16, 2018 - 12:46:09 PM

The government is moving ahead to create tax free zones so as to empower residents to improve their way of life, particularly in the Over-the-Hill communities.  In the House of Assembly on Wednesday, July 11, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis tabled the Economic Empowerment Zones Bill, 2018 aimed at bringing about that desired effect.

The Bill seeks to designate communities as economic empowerment zones and to encourage the economic and social empowerment of residents in the specific areas.  It also seeks to provide for the granting of certain exemptions and fiscal incentives to individuals engaging in economic activities in the designated zones...

News : International : Caribbean News

Apple Leisure Group inks first resort management deal in St. Martin - Jul 16, 2018 - 11:15:29 AM

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AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group (ALG) company, announced today its entry into St. Martin with the signing of a new resort brand management deal to bring its Secrets Resorts & Spas brand to the island. With the addition of this new resort, ALG maintains its position of having the largest pipeline of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, with more than 6,000 rooms in development.

Sports

BUD FIFA Winner returns after Moscow World Cup Games - Jul 16, 2018 - 10:16:51 AM


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Nassau, Bahamas – Fresh from his trip to the World Cup Games in Moscow, Russia, Anthony Bullard is back on home soil and sharing his incredible journey with the media. “It truly was a trip of a lifetime” gushed Bullard, “there’s no better way to describe it. The entire trip was an amazing experience from start to finish. I have so many incredible memories that I know will last a lifetime and I’m so happy to have been lucky enough to win”.
 
Ahead of this year’s World Cup games, Budweiser Beer in partnership with the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Company Ltd., launched a promotion giving one lucky soccer enthusiast the opportunity to see one of the most anticipated international...

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