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Saint Lucia’s PM and Chairman of CARICOM leads discussion on Correspondent Banking at the Washington Times - Oct 22, 2019 - 11:14:36 AM


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Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Honourable Allen Chastanet, was the featured speaker at The Washington Times on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The Washington Times is a U.S. daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. reaching an average of 35 million viewers a week.

Prime Minister Chastanet led the discussion off by focusing on issues relating to the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations in the region, and the economic and security implications this has on the Caribbean region...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Carlos Mackey, CEO/Host of the Best of Sports World television show calls on Governor General - Oct 22, 2019 - 10:51:15 AM


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Carlos Mackey, CEO/Host of the Best of Sports World television show and the 1964 class of Campbell Senior High School, Daytona Beach, Florida called upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, at Government House on Friday, October 18, 2019.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

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News : International

Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada to Hold Reception for Bahamians in Vancouver - Oct 22, 2019 - 12:54:48 AM


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Vancouver, BC, Canada -  His Excellency, Alvin Smith, The Bahamas' High Commissioner to Canada will be in Vancouver.

He is flying to Vancouver from Toronto to attend "An Evening for The Bahamas," a fundraiser hosted by Caribbean/Bahamian Nationals in B.C.(CBNIB) which will be held at Burnaby Hall on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Smith is a former educator, Member of Parliament for North Eleuthera and Speaker of The House of Assembly, and while in BC this coming weekend he will host a reception for Bahamians in the area at 4pm on Saturday, Oct. 26

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Deployment of Civil Servants to Abaco - Oct 22, 2019 - 12:31:20 AM

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The central Government is deploying hundreds of government personnel from every ministry and major agency on the ground to coordinate and to help with Hurricane recovery and reconstruction, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr Hubert Minnis said.

To help accommodate the largest deployment of government workers in the history of the country in the aftermath of a natural disaster, RV trailers have been brought in to house critical personnel on the island of Abaco.

“We are ensuring security on the ground. Those who break the law will be prosecuted. Law and order are essential for rebuilding,” said Prime Minister Minnis. “We have had to reestablish the workings and the instruments of government on the ground...”

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis visits Man-O-War Cay, Abaco - Oct 21, 2019 - 9:30:52 PM


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Prime Minister Minnis, Minister Henfield, and Minister of State Lewis evaluated the recovery and restoration efforts in Abaco during a visit this past weekend.  Pictured is the group in Man-O-War Cay. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Mr. Basil J. Moss calls on Governor General - Oct 21, 2019 - 6:00:07 PM


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Mr. Basil J. Moss called upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General at Government House of Friday, October 18, 2019.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis: Government facilitating work of NGOs in all aspects - Oct 21, 2019 - 5:10:51 PM


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The Government is working with NGO partners – locally and internationally – in recovery and reconstruction efforts, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today at a press conference on his weekend assessment trip to Abaco.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the Government is facilitating the work of international NGOs in all aspects. 

“We are coordinating and regulating the activity of NGOs as they work together to deliver or implement recovery and reconstruction programs,” said Prime Minister Minnis...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister visited Hope Town, Abaco over the weekend - Oct 21, 2019 - 3:30:28 PM


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Prime Minister Minnis visited Abaco over the weekend for assessment of recovery and restoration efforts.   Also present were Minister of Foreign Affairs and MP for North Abaco, Darren Henfield, and Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Iram Lewis.  Pictured is their visit to Hope Town, Abaco. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Heads of Agreement signed for $64 million development of Medical University in Grand Bahama - Oct 21, 2019 - 3:08:46 PM


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Today the Government of The Bahamas signed a Heads of Agreement with Western Atlantic University of Medicine Ltd. for the establishment and operation of a University School of Medicine in Freeport.

The development represents a $64 million investment and will provide hundreds of construction and permanent jobs.

Prime Minister Minnis described Monday’s signing as an important part of the Hurricane Dorian recovery and reconstruction effort...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Samaritan's Purse Regional Directors call on the PM Minnis in Marsh Harbour - Oct 21, 2019 - 2:47:42 PM


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Samaritan's Purse regional directors for the Caribbean paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Government Complex, Marsh Harbour. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : International : Caribbean News

Clarification of Saint Lucia's Government involvement in Racetrack: Government has not purchased horses - Oct 21, 2019 - 2:20:29 PM


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“Saint Lucia is getting set to have the regional and international spotlight on our beautiful island once again when we make our debut into the Equine Industry with The Pitons Cup scheduled for Friday December 13th; our island’s national day. 

“For the first time ever our island will debut an international race track located in Vieux Fort and built by the Desert Star Holdings Company. So far the track employs over 50 groomsmen and that is not counting the number who are employed in the construction phase...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

CARICOM High Commissioner Rahming Officially opened Wine & Food Fest at Botanical Gardens - Oct 21, 2019 - 2:00:28 PM


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Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM HE Reuben Rahming officially opened the 24th Annual International Culture Wine & Food Festival (ICWFF) held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Botanical Gardens. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis: Hundreds of government workers being deployed to coordinate Hurricane recovery and reconstruction - Oct 21, 2019 - 1:30:41 PM


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The central Government is deploying hundreds of government personnel from every ministry and major agency on the ground to coordinate and to help with Hurricane recovery and reconstruction, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis told reporters today at a press conference.

To help accommodate the largest deployment of government workers in the history of the country in the aftermath of a natural disaster, RV trailers have been brought in to house critical personnel on the island of Abaco...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

BMOTA Launches “14 Islands Open for Business” Marketing Campaign to urge travel after Hurricane Dorian - Oct 21, 2019 - 12:30:35 PM


One month after Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of Grand Bahama Island and The Abacos, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) is executing a multi-channel marketing campaign designed to keep the country’s economic engine strong by recruiting, retaining and reinvigorating travel to The Bahamas. The BMOTA has aggressively deployed a range of tactics to drive the narrative that The Bahamas is ready to welcome visitors...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Dr. Deanza A. Cunningham presents copy of his book to Governor General - Oct 21, 2019 - 12:20:46 PM


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Dr. Deanza A. Cunningham author of "Counter-Cultural Leadership, A Life Study Model" presented His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius  A. Smith, Governor General, a copy of his book during a courtesy call at Government House on Friday, October 18, 2019.

 (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

Entertainment

GRAMMY Museum® presents Latin GRAMMY®, 20 years of Excellence in Collaboration with The Latin Recording Academy® - Oct 21, 2019 - 11:25:04 AM


To celebrate the milestone 20th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMY Awards®, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly presents Latin GRAMMY®, 20 Years Of Excellence. On Nov. 18, the Museum will kick off the opening of the new Latin music exhibit and its new third floor with a full day of programming, including an educational program for students, live performances, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gabriel Abaroa Jr...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Global United Fellowship, Bahamas Province call on Governor General - Oct 21, 2019 - 11:05:56 AM


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Nassau, Bahamas - His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, received in a courtesy call Bishop Helen McPhee and Senior Pastors of Global United Fellowship, Bahamas Province, at Government House on Friday, October 18, 2019.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Grand Bahama

GBPA Heralds Reopening of Grand Bahama International Airport - Oct 21, 2019 - 10:15:19 AM


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In the weeks since Dorian’s passage, Grand Bahama and its residents have made remarkable strides toward the Island’s recovery. The focus of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) and its partner service companies has been on restoring essential services - from electricity to water and sanitation - and increasingly more businesses are reopening their doors. Thus the airport re-opening to international commercial traffic is the next milestone.

With both the Domestic and International Airport facilities severely compromised due to flooding, the Grand Bahama Airport Company...

News : International : Caribbean News

Caribbean Art and Poetry Moored at Venice, Screened at The Cooper Union in New York City - Oct 21, 2019 - 10:00:33 AM


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Caribbean-inspired art and poetry will be screened and performed at The Cooper Union in New York City, Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 4 PM, said architect Margaret Matz of The Cooper Union Alumni Association.

The video artworks “BLING” and “GLORIA” by Jean-Ulrick Désert and “Untitled,” a set of print-like scratchboard etchings by Cozbi Cabrera will be screened at the college in Room 201/201A, at 41 Cooper Square, Manhattan. Désert, a Haitian-born artist and Cabrera, of Honduran heritage, are both alumni of Cooper Union programs, said Matz...

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