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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Pintard attends 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting - Aug 18, 2017 - 2:58:35 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (left) poses with President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, during the recent 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala, Uganda.  The focus of the meeting was resourcing and financing Youth Development. More than 200 Youth Ministers, senior government officials and youth delegates met with NGOs and international agencies to explore various ways of accessing funding for youth initiatives. The Bahamas delegation also had bilateral discussions with member states relative to deepening cooperation in the area of youth development...

Photos enclosed...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA Reminds public to remain vigilant as peak hurricane season approaches - Aug 18, 2017 - 12:34:48 PM

Good afternoon Bahamas, as you are all aware, we are approaching the peak time of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

You should all be aware at this time that there are a number of tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean, and one or two are projected to cross over, or come near The Bahamas during the upcoming week.

Even though the systems have not been named, I would like to urge all residents throughout The Bahamas to continue to monitor these systems as we go into the weekend...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis praises Girl Guides Officials for ‘outstanding work - Aug 18, 2017 - 9:49:45 AM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis met with officials of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) Thursday (August 17, 2017) during a visit at the BGGA’s Headquarters, located Marcus Bethel Way and West Bay Street. The BGGA is a non-profit, voluntary organization for girls and young women.
 
Prime Minister Minnis was accompanied by His Excellency, Joshua Sears, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister. The Girl Guides Movement has been in existence in The Bahamas for more than 100 years (102 to be exact).
 
Prime Minister Minnis lauded the organization for the “outstanding work” they have done, and continue to do, in training and developing thousands of Bahamian girls and young women into productive, responsible and contributing members of society...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister lauds Bahamas book exchange with Cornell University - Aug 18, 2017 - 12:34:42 AM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard applauded the exchange of about 20 books by Bahamian authors with New York State's Cornell University and called the initiative “powerful.”

“To the extent that we can have more Bahamian publications placed in libraries around the world, it would increase the appreciation that persons have for The Bahamas – that we are more than sand, sun and sea,” Minister Pintard said at the Official Ceremony marking the exchange, held at the National Art Gallery, August 16, 2017.

According to a release by the Ministry, Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies, distinguished professor of African Studies and English at the African Studies Research Center at Cornell University presented and donated an Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Solar Eclipse Advisory - Aug 17, 2017 - 10:49:38 PM

The Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health wishes to advise the general public that on August 21st, 2017 between the hours of 1pm to 5pm the Bahamas will experience a Partial Eclipse.

A  Partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.

The Ministry of Health wishes to further advise that while enjoying this event, looking directly at the sun without the correct eye protection, even for a short time, can cause permanent damage to your retinas, a light-sensitive part of the eye that transmits what you see to your brain...

Bahamas Weather

Severe Weather Warning for New Providence until 8:30pm Tonight - Aug 17, 2017 - 5:41:05 PM

The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Has Issued A Severe Thunderstorm Warning From 5:30pm Edt Until 8:30pm Thursday 17th August 2017.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Is In Effect For New Providence And Its Adjacent Waters.

At 5:25pm Observation, Lightning Detector, Radar And Satellite Imagery Show A Line Of Thunderstorms Moving Westward Toward The Warning Area Associated With A Low Level Trough.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Labour Minister Attends First Consumer Protection Commission Meeting - Aug 17, 2017 - 4:43:32 PM

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The Consumer Protection Commission’s (CPC) newly-appointed board held its first meeting on Friday August 11th 2017. In attendance was Minister of Labor, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes who has responsibility for Consumer Affairs.

Minister Foulkes’ five-year strategic plan for CPC was laid out. CPC will employ strategies that are consistent with the following guiding principles/core values:

Emphasis will be placed on educating the consumer; sustainable consumption of goods and services; competitive market in goods and services...

Community : Grand Bahama

BTC joins forces with Marco City MP for back to school drive - Aug 17, 2017 - 12:42:53 PM

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The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) joined forces with Marco City MP Michael Pintard to facilitate the community's annual Back to School Drive, set for August 26th. The Company donated school supplies including backpacks and pens, to ensure that students within the Marco City Constituency return to the classroom ready to embrace the challenges of the new school year.

Pictured (L-R) are BTC Marketing Interns  Brianna Delancy & Zachary Butler. Assistant to the Member of Parliament Mr. Eden Butler who accepted on behalf of Marco City MP Michael Pintard and BTC Events and Sponsorship Coordinator Davina Rutherford...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Travel Industry executives pay courtesy call on Minister Symonette - Aug 17, 2017 - 11:56:48 AM

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Travel industry executives paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry, and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry, August 16, 2017.  Pictured from left are: Executive Vice-President, Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Suzanne Pattusch; Minister Brent Symonette; and President & CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) Vernice Walkine.

Official photos by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services...


Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather forecast starting Thursday August 17th - Aug 17, 2017 - 10:30:10 AM

Bahamas Public Forecast

3 day Bahamas Public forecast for today and tonight Thursday 17th August 2017

General situation: The Bahamas is mostly under the influence of the sub-tropical Atlantic ridge while a westward moving mid-upper level trough axis is across the Southeast Bahamas.

Special warnings: Boaters should remain alert for the risk of waterspouts. Beachgoers and boaters should exercise caution due to the risk of rip currents at beaches mainly along the Northern and eastern shorelines...

Bahamas Weather

Gert begins to weaken as it races toward colder waters - Aug 17, 2017 - 10:12:15 AM

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At 5:00am Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Gert Was Located Near Latitude 41.7°north And Longitude 54.0° West Or About 350 Miles South Of Cape Race Newfoundland Or 525 Miles East-southeast Of Halifax Nova Scotia.
Hurricane Gert Is Moving Toward The East-northeast At 39 Mph And This Motion Is Expected To Continue Today.  A Slower Northeastward To East-northeastward Motion Is Expected On Friday...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police searching for suspects in two separate armed robberies - Aug 17, 2017 - 9:40:10 AM

Nassau,Bahamas - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving two separate armed robberies that occurred on Wednesday 16th August 2017.

In the first incident, shortly after 1:30pm, two men armed with handguns robbed a business establishment located on West Bay Street of cash before fleeing on foot.

Then shortly after 3:30pm, a lone gunman robbed a business establishment located on Deans Lane of cash before fleeing on foot...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau : 12 arrested, 283 drivers ticketed- 24 arrested, 64 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers during 24 hours period - Aug 17, 2017 - 9:17:30 AM

12 arrested, 283 drivers ticketed during police island-wide operation :
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, an island-wide operation the conducted by several policing divisions in New Providence on Wednesday 16th August 2017 has led to the arrest of a number of persons and several drivers being ticketed for various traffic violations...

24 arrested, 64 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers during 24 hours period : 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

‘Reformation’ of Stephen Dillet to be completed in 'record time' - Aug 16, 2017 - 8:20:42 PM

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The “wholesale reformation” of the Stephen Dillet Primary School will be completed in record time, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd said Wednesday.

Minister Lloyd said the end result of the transformation will be the provision of more efficient delivery of education at the facility.
 
“What would have ordinarily taken six-and-a-half to seven months to complete, will be completed in less than four months,” Minister Lloyd said following a tour of the facility. Minister Lloyd accompanied Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis on the tour...

News : New Providence

University of The Bahamas (UB) announces several key administrative appointments - Aug 16, 2017 - 2:28:28 PM

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University of The Bahamas (UB) recently announced several key administrative appointments at the Oakes Field and UB-North campuses.

Vik Nair, Ph.D. Dean, Graduate Studies and Research:University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Vikneswaran Nair as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Office of the Provost...

Peter McWilliam, Ed.D. Dean of Faculty, University of The Bahamas-North :
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Peter McWilliam as the Dean of Faculty, UB-North, formerly Northern Bahamas Campus...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Red Cross executives visit the Governor General - Aug 16, 2017 - 1:16:03 PM

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Bahamas Red Cross Society President Craig Gomez and Director General Caroline Turnquest (right) paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerit.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Derek Smith...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Haitian Ambassador pays farewell courtesy call on the Governor General - Aug 16, 2017 - 12:22:04 PM

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Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Jean Victor Geneus paid a Farewell Courtesy Call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, August 16, 2017.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Derek Smith...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

King of the Conch Fest' Reps meet Minister Pintard - Aug 16, 2017 - 12:10:08 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (centre) met with 'King of the Conch Fest' Executive Director Stephen Dean and Community Liaison Niambi Hall-Campbell, PhD during a courtesy call at the Ministry on August 16, 2017.  The event is slated for October 8, 2017, on Montagu Beach, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Eric Rose...

Community

ALIV sponsors RBPF Torch Run/ Family Fun Day - Aug 16, 2017 - 12:04:15 PM

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ALIV has partnered with the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) to sponsor the Torch Run and Family Fun Day scheduled for Saturday, August 16th. All funds raised from the event will go towards Special Olympics Bahamas. The torch run will begin from the Magistrates Court on Nassau and South Streets at 9:30am and end at Stapledon School. Registration is $20. All law enforcement agencies including staff from ALIV’s Nassau Team will be participating. The event will end at Stapledon School and kick off a Family Fun Day which includes a grillout and games. ALIV announced in May that it...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Missing Persons

RBPF: Police seek public help in locating several missing persons - Aug 16, 2017 - 11:14:20 AM

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Police are seeking the public’s help in locating several persons reported missing by family members. The first person is 13 – year old Dominique Carol Johnson of Farrington Road...; The second person is 15 – year old Charome Green of Jones Drive, Joan’s Heights...

The third person is 33 – year old Nathaniel Higgs of Upper Bogue, Eleuthera; The fourth person is 41 – year old Brian Burrows of little Hog Cay, Abaco...

Police are appealing to the public to share information on any illegal/suspicious activities in their communities, no matter how small or insignificant (the tip) may seem, members of the public are urged to anonymously contact the police at 919...

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