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Minister Ferreira says, “People's National Clean-Up Day” in October - Sep 25, 2017 - 3:56:53 PM

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Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, announced in the House of Assembly, September 20, that his Ministry is fulfilling the first of the Government's promises, quoted in its public 2017 Manifesto, "to inaugurate the People's National Clean-Up Day," launched through the Ministry's National Clean-Up Plan to start off in New Providence during October 2017, then extend out to the Family Islands "in an island-specific way."

During his House address, the Minister remarked: "Mr. Speaker, I grew upon a clapboard house at the foot of Kemp Road.  We had a broom for sweeping the yard, in fact all of the neighbours did; and every Saturday we did sweep the yard...

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700 apply for Ministry of Youth’s Fresh Start Program - Sep 25, 2017 - 1:30:29 PM

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Some 700 young people, aged 17-25 years, recently submitted applications for the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s ‘Fresh Start’ program, and, in Grand Bahama, most of them completed final interviews over the weekend as prospective candidates for securing internships, and maybe even employment in the near future.  

Carla Roker of the Ministry of Youth noted that contrary to what many of the youngsters who applied may have thought, the interview is pivotal to the process...

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield at Press Conference at LPIA - Sep 24, 2017 - 10:24:18 PM

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield addresses the media in a press conference at LPIA upon return home Sunday, evening, September 24, from attendance at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, where he gave a National Statement on September 23, 2017. 

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Statement by Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield after participation In 72UNGA - Sep 24, 2017 - 9:50:57 PM

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Press Statement by The Minister Of Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Darren Henfield, after participation In 72UNGA:

Colleagues and Members of the press, good evening.

I am delighted to be back home along with members of my  delegation, after attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.  This, as you are no doubt aware, is my first GA as Minister of Foreign Affairs...

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Government looking to break barriers and provide mechanisms to support business - Sep 24, 2017 - 7:36:45 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said the theme of this year’s Eleuthera Business Outlook, “Breaking Barriers: Promoting Success” was both appropriate and timely.

“Appropriate in the sense that for me and the government it is important to break barriers by streamlining and – where necessary – eliminating government bureaucracy in order to progress or move forward and achieve economic wellbeing...

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RBPF Nassau: Alert mobile division officers nab males with an illegal gun - Sep 24, 2017 - 7:07:31 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, alert officers from the Mobile Division took two adult males into custody after they seized another illegal handgun off the streets of New Providence on Sunday 24th September 2017.

Shortly after 9.30am, alert officers from the Mobile Division were on routine patrol in the area of Anthol Road, Ridgeland Park, when they intercepted a Nissan Cube vehicle with two male occupants. The two men were accosted and they along with the vehicle were searched...

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GB Junkanoo Groups receive seed funding; Hear of “Exciting” Plans - Sep 24, 2017 - 6:46:30 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard, on Saturday, September 23, presented the major Junkanoo groups on island with their seed money to prepare for their New Year’s Day Parade.
    
Describing Junkanoo as the most culturally recognized expression in the country, Minister Pintard said it attracts the largest number of Bahamians as participants and observers...

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Minister Dames commends Catholic Church men's prison inmate spiritual mentoring - Sep 24, 2017 - 6:20:44 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on September 21, 2017, that among the many important programmes geared towards the proper rehabilitation of prisoners is the aspect of the spiritual development of the prisoner.

“This most fundamental aspect cannot go unmentioned,” Minister Dames said, during an official launch of the Archdiocesan Catholic Church Men’s Association (ACCMA) Ministry of H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel), at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services Remand Center Housing Unit...

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The Bahamas must attract “a certain amount of FDI” to maintain accustomed living standards - Sep 24, 2017 - 6:01:20 PM

The government appreciates that the ongoing success and vitality of the Bahamian economy is tied to the nation’s ability to attract quality “strategic” foreign investment, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said.  

“In order to maintain and sustain living standards at the levels we have become accustomed [to], we need to not only attract a certain amount of foreign direct investment, we must do so on an annual basis and in competition with the rest of the Caribbean and Latin American region as well as with many states, municipalities, cities and towns within the United States,” DPM Turnquest said during the Eleuthera Business Outlook...

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PM Minnis at 'A Taste of Port Lucaya' in Grand Bahama - Sep 24, 2017 - 5:59:19 PM

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Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis dances with a young girl in the Port Lucaya Market Square during ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’, which took place on Friday, September 22, 2017. The Prime Minister led a team of local Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries to the event, which is being held throughout the month of September.  It was designed to bring more attention, customers and economic increase to the businesses of Port Lucaya in Freeport, Grand Bahama.  The Office of The Prime Minister in Grand Bahama joined forces with the Ministry of Tourism, BTC and other business partners to make ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya’ possible...

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Dominica's Prime Minister met with Prime Minister Minnis - Sep 24, 2017 - 4:50:53 PM

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The Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, which was recently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, stopped in Nassau Sunday morning, September 24, and met at Jet Aviation with Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, and Minister of Transport and Local Government the Hon. Frankie Campbell.  Inside the private jet facility, they are pictured discussing the hurricane's devastation, left to right: PM Dr. Minnis, Mr. Campbell, PM Skerrit, and Mr. Symonette.  In second photo, outside, gestures of goodwill...

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UB President makes courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services - Sep 24, 2017 - 4:46:59 PM

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Dr. Rodney Smith, President of the University of The Bahamas (right), called upon Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration at the Ministry on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

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Bahamians In Dominica confirmed safe after Hurricane Maria - Sep 24, 2017 - 4:43:56 PM

Following extensive efforts at contact with the four Bahamians known to be living in the Caribbean island of Dominica, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that the individuals in question are safe, following the passage of Hurricane Maria, which caused significant damage on that island.
 
The Bahamians, three students and a businesswoman, were confirmed safe by Ministry officials through constant contact with family and friends since traditional communications were down and there is no official Mission of The Bahamas Government in Dominica...

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Government working to update facilities that aid businesses - Sep 24, 2017 - 4:30:30 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said the government is undertaking several key initiatives to update the facilities that exist to aid small businesses and Bahamian business generally.  

Speaking at the Eleuthera Business Outlook, September 21, 2017, DPM Turnquest said the government also needs to consolidate and improve access to these initiatives so that Bahamian entrepreneurs get timely and effective support...

Bahamian Politics

Remarks by PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis at the PYL Installation - Sep 24, 2017 - 3:40:08 PM

Remarks by Hon. Philip Brave Davis Q.C,  Leader of the Opposition Sunday 24th September 2017 at PYL Installation:

Youth is a critical component of the future of this organization, and of the development of our nation.
 
Your participation here today speaks volumes to our country at large.
 
All is not lost!...
 

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RBPF: Grand Bahama: Firearm and ammunition arrest - Sep 24, 2017 - 12:01:15 PM

Officers of the Mobile Division in Grand Bahama arrest three males for possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Saturday 23rd September 2017 shortly after 1:00pm, Officers of the Mobile Division while on routine patrol in the area of Seahorse Plaza, observed a silver Honda Accord vehicle with three occupants acting suspicious. The vehicle then speed off, officers gave chase and with the assistance of another police unit...

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RBPF Nassau: Man arrested for drug possession - Illegal handgun seized - 27 arrested, 88 drivers ticketed - Sep 24, 2017 - 11:42:14 AM

Man arrested for drug possession:
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from the Central Division took an adult male into custody following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Saturday 23rd September 2017...

Illegal handgun seized:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, officers from a police special operations team seized another handgun off the streets of New Providence on Friday 22nd September 2017...

27 arrested, 88 drivers ticketed: Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities...

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72nd United Nations General Assembly Statement by Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield - Sep 23, 2017 - 9:03:31 PM

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New York - The National Statement of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas delivered by The Hon. Darren Henfield, MP,Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas During the 72nd Session of The United Nations General Assembly on 23rd September, 2017
 
Mr. President,

On behalf of the people and Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, I congratulate you on your election as President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly...

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Labour Minister meets executives of the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services - Sep 23, 2017 - 8:58:37 PM

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The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes recently met with executives of The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services. Minister Foulkes was joined by the newly appointed Chairperson of the Prices Commission, Mrs. Synida Dorsett.

The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services team was represented by Dr. Renae Bufford, Director; Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Councilmember; Mr. Edison Sumner, Vice Chairman of the Bureau and CEO of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce  and Employers Confederation...

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PM makes second monthly GB visit and talks revitalisation, re-growth, re-branding - Sep 23, 2017 - 8:35:05 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said on Friday at a press briefing, his monthly visit produced productive meetings to help revitalise the economy of the island.
    
During his second monthly visit to Grand Bahama, the Prime Minister stated that he made the commitment to do this so as to be intimately involved in the revitalisation, re-growth and rebranding of the island.
    
There is also an office in Abaco, where he will also visit monthly, along with a commitment to establish an office, although it may be temporary, in Exuma, Eleuthera and Central Andros...

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