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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Pre-School Registration for September 2018 - May 25, 2018 - 5:19:44 PM


The Department of Education, Early Childhood Education (Preschool) Section advises parents with children at the age 3 or 4 years old to register their child.

The child should be 3 or 4 years old by 30th of September.

Registration is taking place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference Set for June in Grand Bahama - May 25, 2018 - 4:57:05 PM

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The Bahamas Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference was officially announced by Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson during a press conference at Pelican Bay on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

The conference, scheduled to be held June 20 to 22 at the Grand Lucayan, was described by Minister Thompson as, “our coming out party” for Blockchain and FinTech...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

No need for alarm: Change process in financial services sector being strategically managed - May 25, 2018 - 2:33:01 PM

The changes occurring in the global regulatory environment mean that the financial services sector is continuously evolving. There is no need to be alarmist in the face of change. I can say affirmatively, The Bahamas does not intend to give up any of the space we occupy as a premier international financial center. We are adapting and will develop innovative products to meet the demands of the market.

The Bahamas is proactively managing the change process. In fact, we have formulated a comprehensive strategic plan to ensure the viability of the industry...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

UB Commencement, Spring 2018 - May 25, 2018 - 2:25:45 PM


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The University of The Bahamas (UB) held a commencement ceremony at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Thursday, May 24, for its 908 graduates of the Spring 2018 Class. The class, the largest in recent times, was addressed by Dr. Rodney Smith, UB president, and Fred Perpall, ceo, The Beck Group, Class of 1993.  Among those in attendance were Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar and Minister of Labour, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes.  Dr. Smith conferred the degrees to the graduates. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister assures compassion as Shanty Towns are being dealt with - May 25, 2018 - 1:59:27 PM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis called for love between Bahamians and Haitians as the government seeks to regulate that group of undocumented illegal migrants and their Shanty Town livelihoods.

He was addressing the League of Haitian Pastors’ 24th Annual Crusade/Civic Night at the Church of God Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road on Thursday, May 24, 2018...

News

Bahamasair on Flight 137 Marsh Harbour - May 25, 2018 - 1:51:46 PM

Bahamasair wishes to clarify earlier reports regarding the purported events of May 22, 2018. 

After taking off from LPIA en-route to Marsh Harbour, Bahamasair flight 137, an ATR 42 encountered traffic on the climb out of Nassau.  This was confirmed by both onboard systems and LPIA Air Traffic Control...

News : International : Caribbean News

UWP Congratulates Barbados Labour Party - May 25, 2018 - 1:43:30 PM

The United Workers Party extends congratulations to Mia Amor Mottley and the Barbados Labour Party on their historic and landslide win at the polls in Barbados yesterday.

This unprecedented clean-sweep of 30-0 at the polls is a clear indication of the unequivocal support for the BLP’s commitment to serve the people of Barbados according to the best principles of transparent governance, and to build a better life for all...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis' Remarks at League of Haitian Pastors - May 2018 - May 25, 2018 - 12:11:53 PM


Remarks Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis  League of Haitian Pastors 24th Annual Crusade/Civic Night Church of God Joe Farrington Road Thursday, 24 May 2018 8:00 P.M.

Cabinet Colleagues, Dr. Jean Paul Charles, President of the League of Haitian Pastors and other Members of the Clergy, Congregants, Good evening:

Thank you for inviting me to share this evening with you. It is a privilege to be here.  This is a wonderful turnout...

Let me begin by bringing best wishes for your 24th Annual Crusade and Civic Night...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Bahamas is officially off the EU List - May 25, 2018 - 12:08:26 PM


The Bahamas was removed from the European Union’s (EU) list of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Purposes following a positive technical recommendation from the EU Code of Conduct Group (CoCG), which was formally adopted by the Council of European Union Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) this morning. 

This is the result of excellent coordination and cooperation by Ministers and their technical teams, especially the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Financial Services, Trade and Industry & Immigration and the Office of Attorney General & Legal Affairs...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Fri., May 25 - May 25, 2018 - 12:00:05 PM


Public forecast

Bahamas public forecast today and tonight Friday 25th May 2018

General situation: A wet weather pattern will persist across the Bahamas due to a combination of rich moisture and a developing low pressure system in the western caribbean sea.

Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should continue to be alert for the risk of rip currents and rough surf along the East coast shorelines of the Central and Southeast Bahamas...

News : Local

U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday - May 25, 2018 - 11:21:55 AM


The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 29th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...

Opportunities

HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting! Now Filming! - May 25, 2018 - 11:00:32 AM

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HGTV's "Bahamas Life" Now Casting!  Now Filming!  Casting Recent Homebuyers In All Areas!  Contact Us Now!

The popular HGTV series, Bahamas Life is currently filming the second season and Enter the Picture Productions is looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!

Are you expats who purchased in the Bahamas?  We are open to all areas! We are casting married/partnered couples, parents/children, siblings or friends from the U.S.A. Canada, England, Australia New Zealand and more!

Community

Rights Bahamas: We must protect our children - May 25, 2018 - 10:27:37 AM

Rights Bahamas has questioned whether the country's law enforcement is doing everything in its power to protect the well-being of minors after a senior official refused to reconise a clear case of child abuse.

The video, which was widely circulated on social media, showed a young girl being hit with a belt, kicked and punched in the head by an unknown woman. Not long after the footage went viral...

News : International : Caribbean News

Saint Lucia Government Congratulates Barbados’ First Female Prime Minister and BLP - May 25, 2018 - 10:09:58 AM


As Barbados ushers in a new Government, overwhelmingly backed by the people, the Government of Saint Lucia congratulates the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) on its landslide victory. The party’s leader, Mia Mottley, is expected to be sworn in as Barbados’ eighth and first female Prime Minister.  According to reports from the Electoral and Boundaries Commission in Barbados the BLP won all 30 constituencies...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Industrial accident leaves 1 male dead - Police continues investigation into armed robbery - May 25, 2018 - 8:05:36 AM



Industrial accident leaves 1 male dead: According to reports, shortly after 3:00pm, Thursday, 24th May, 2018, an employee of a construction company was standing on a scaffolding, while working on a high rise condominium complex...
 
Police continues investigation into armed robbery: Police are continuing investigation into an armed robbery which occurred Friday, 25th May, 2018.

According to reports, shortly after 1:00am, a male was on a boat which was moored at Arawak Cay, when three men...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Arts Festival Comes to Deep Creek, Eleuthera - May 24, 2018 - 7:00:42 PM

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Teacher's Aide at Deep Creek Primary School Nickeva Griffin sings an inspiring gospel song, during the E. Clement National Arts Festival Adjudications at her school in Eleuthera, on May 16, 2018. 

(BIS Photo / Eric Rose)

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigations assault on juvenile female - Shooting victims die in hospital - Traffic victim dies in hospital - May 24, 2018 - 6:11:01 PM


Police investigations assault on juvenile female: Police on New Providence are investigating the circumstances surrounding the indecent assault of a juvenile female, Thursday, 24th May, 2018. According to reports, shortly after 2:00pm, a juvenile female was walking on a dirt road in the area of Big Pond subdivision...

Shooting victims die in hospital:  In the first incident, police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the persons responsible for a shooting incident, which has left an adult male dead...

Traffic victim dies in hospital: Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident which occurred, Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018, and left an adult male dead...

Community

GBPA Executive Director Hayward reports on Freeport City Clean Up - May 24, 2018 - 5:55:24 PM

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Executive Director of The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Rupert Hayward presented to members and guests at the monthly Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) luncheon on Thursday May 23rd. Hayward gave a comprehensive report on the extensive clean-up campaign launched by the GBPA over the past few years.

According to Hayward, the GBPA is working hard towards the creation of a “presentable city” designed to attract sustained development and growth for Grand Bahama Island...

News : Local

Tradewinds 2018 Exercise - May 24, 2018 - 5:09:42 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be hosting the largest military training exercise of its kind next month. Tradewinds 2018 is an annual regional military training exercise that will be held in The Bahamas from the 14th to 21st of June. This year's exercise will focus on Countering Transnational Organized crime in the region.

The main objective of the highly regarded military event is to foster training for security forces that is ‘tailored for the region by the region.’  The annual exercise is sponsored by the United States Southern Command...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Long Island Food Stores Inspected By Price Inspectors - May 24, 2018 - 4:26:34 PM

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Determined to leave no stone unturned in their quest to ensure that all Long Islanders receive fresh, quality food and gasoline products at the right price, Price Inspectors and Metrologists led by the Chairman of the Prices  Commission, Ms. Synida Dorsett travelled to Long Island and personally inspected every grocery store and gasoline service station from Wednesday, 16 May to Friday, 18 May, 2018.

Ms. Dorsett was accompanied by Mr. Huel Robins, Commissioner of the Prices Commission and Vice Chairman of The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality;

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