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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Household Drug Survey Underway - Feb 24, 2017 - 12:59:29 PM

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with other government agencies, is currently dispatching a team of persons into various communities throughout The Bahamas to conduct a national household drug survey during the months of February and March 2017.

The purpose of the survey is to determine the extent of drug use among persons 12 to 65-years-old in the population.

Current patterns have been studied among the adolescent population through school drug surveys conducted in the past decade. However, present trends in the general population are not known...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-day weather forecast starting Friday, February 24 - Feb 24, 2017 - 12:12:10 PM

Forecast for today and tonight, Friday 24th February, 2017.

General situation: A weak trough moving through the Northwest Bahamas will create some unsettled weather.

For Northwest and Central Bahamas

Weather: Partly cloudy with few showers and thunderstorms mainly offshore; mild tonight...

Sports

Online Registration Open for Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas 2018 - Feb 24, 2017 - 11:59:57 AM

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Registration is now open online for the ninth annual Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB), to be held in 2018.

The race will be held on January 14 at 6:00 a.m. It will start at Junkanoo Beach and end at Arawak Cay. The 26.1 mile race will take endurance runners along the northern coast of the island.

SIMB features three events – the marathon, half marathon and relay and comes on the heels of the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5K, which is held a day before...

News : Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama Welcomes Gospel Fest Cruise - Feb 24, 2017 - 11:34:18 AM

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On Friday, February 17th, 2017 the Ministry of Tourism’s Religious Tourism Department welcomed 143 special guests to the Island of Grand Bahama, travelling on board the Carnival Elation, as a part of the 2017 Unique Sounds Music Group Gospel Fest Cruise.

Grand Bahama was the first stop for the contingent which consisted of seven diverse music groups...

Community

Senior citizens get pampered by BTVI students - Feb 24, 2017 - 11:09:39 AM

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Pat’s Senior Citizens Home was a flurry of excitement recently, as residents got a beauty treat from Cosmetology students of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

“I like working with seniors,” said Kei-Anna Glinton, “I have a grandfather who I stay home with a lot, so I see this as a means of giving back to the community. It’s heartwarming,” said the 19-year-old.

Kei-Anna was among the 19 students of the Hair Analysis class who volunteered their service to the live-in senior citizens’ home on Soldier Road...

News : International : Caribbean News

St. Lucia Office of the Prime Minister Denounces “Independence Day” Facebook Message - Feb 24, 2017 - 10:52:26 AM
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The Office of the Prime Minister states categorically that a recent post to the facebook platform on Independence Day attributed to the Honourable Prime Minister Allen M. Chastanet was not approved by the Office of the Prime Minister.

The public is asked to note that the Government of Saint Lucia’s Official statement for Independence Day, February 22nd 2017, was delivered on behalf of the Government by Minister for Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment Honourable Lenard Montoute at Wednesday’s Independence Youth Rally at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium.
During the period of Independence the Prime Minister delivered three statements which included a recorded Independence message to the Diaspora...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Christie's Remarks at Opening of BUT First Educational Conference - Feb 24, 2017 - 9:44:42 AM

The Bahamas Union Of Teachers will continue to have a role in the advancement of our citizenry, and by hosting this one-day conference under the theme, “Inspiring Today to Impact Tomorrow”, it is evident that you are preparing to do just that.

It is a universal fact that Teachers are some of the most influential people in a child’s life. Your influence extends beyond the four walls of the classroom into the wider community, shaping our global citizens for today and tomorrow.

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to address Ministers of Education from some thirty-four OAS Member States who met in Nassau to discuss Education and its impact on children of the hemisphere. Key among the issues raised was “Quality and Inclusive Education” and Strengthening of the Teaching Profession..."

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

1 dead, 2 adults and infant in hospital after shooting on Scott Street - Feb 24, 2017 - 12:38:12 AM

Police are appealing to the public for information to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead and two other adult males along with a one year old female child detained in hospital on Thursday 23rd February 2017.

According to reports, shortly after 7:30pm, a group of persons were standing in front of a home located on Scott Street off Hospital Lane, when two males armed with handguns approached and fired several shots at them before fleeing on foot...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Urban Renewal Commission's Uplifting in Englerston - Feb 24, 2017 - 12:32:19 AM

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The Urban Renewal Commission held its Community Uplifting Service in Englerston, at Mother Pratt Park, on Wednesday, February 22, where they held a revival of song and encouragement, and presented food packages to the community. 

Urban Renewal Community Uplifting Services have been held across population centres of New Providence and continue while the the community recovers in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

34 lbs of marijuana found by DEU in Nassau, 3 arrests - Feb 23, 2017 - 11:46:40 PM


Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took two adult males and an adult female into custody following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs on Thursday 23rd February 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 9:00am, Drug Enforcement Unit officers were on an operation on Calvin Street off Soldier Road, when a premises was searched and 34 pounds of marijuana was found in a number of small containers and bags...

News : International

Rahming meets with peace organization in Washington - Feb 23, 2017 - 6:51:34 PM

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His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Bahamas Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS), met with Ms. Kadija Bahrain and Ms. Eloise Lee of the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) at the Embassy of the Bahamas on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Founded in 2013, HWPL is an international peace organization in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) that is working towards the goal of bringing all wars to an end and achieving world peace with the International Women's Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG)...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Sustainable Biodegradable Program Launched on Grand Bahama - Feb 23, 2017 - 5:38:37 PM

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On Friday, February 17th, 2017 the Ministry of Tourism’s Product Development Department, under its Sustainable Tourism focus, launched a year-long Sustainable Biodegradable program dubbed “Reduce Styro and use Bio” during a press conference at the Ministry’s office.

Present for the event were members of the Sustainable Tourism Committee, which consisted of representatives from Keep Grand Bahama Clean, Bahamas National Trust and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers, along with local retailers and wholesalers from the food service industry...

News : International : Caribbean News

ILO Director-General calls on Prime Minister of Jamaica - Feb 23, 2017 - 5:32:30 PM

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Kingston (ILO News) The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder called on The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica, who was accompanied by Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and The Honourable Shahine Robinson, MP, Minister of Labour and Social Security, on 22 February 2017.

The Director-General commended the Government of Jamaica for putting inclusive growth, job creation and decent work at the centre of the work undertaken by the Economic Growth Council and the national strategy of development...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Pan-Hellenic Council calls on Bahamas Governor General - Feb 23, 2017 - 4:33:26 PM

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Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council Executives paid a Courtesy Call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, February 21, to celebrate the Council's 22nd Charter Anniversary. 

Pictured from left: Ricardo P. Deveaux - Charter Council President & First Inductee, Fraternal Hall of Fame; Beverly Wallace-Whitfield - 71-year Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and 2013 Inductee, Fraternal Hall of Fame; Harrison Lockhart - Council President; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Georgette Albury - Council Vice-President...

Bahamian Politics

Dr. Minnis on the "Delay of the Spying Bill" - Feb 23, 2017 - 4:32:14 PM

Dr. Minnis, Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), issued the following statement:

“There should be no doubt that this Government’s effort to introduce their Spy Bill under the cover of night was another effort of the desperate PLP to seize and wield more ill-gotten power. Bahamians everywhere have been subjected to nearly five years of their schemes, their empty rhetoric and series of broken promises. This is nothing new for the PLP; it was this Government that illegally operated the National Intelligence Agency without introducing a bill to legalize it... “

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Ministry of Tourism Airlift Development Team Attends Routes Americas - Feb 23, 2017 - 3:41:30 PM

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Las Vegas, Nevada, was the site of the 2017 Routes Americas conference where airlines, airports and tourism planners recently congregated for nonstop meetings over a two-day period.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Airlift Development Team and its industry partners brought the airlines up-to-date on new developments taking place in The Islands of The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Amy Roberts Primary School students call on Bahamas Governor General - Feb 23, 2017 - 3:13:13 PM

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Grade 6 students and staff of Amy Roberts Primary School, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, paid a courtesy call upon Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Official photo take by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Marilyn Meeres Sworn In as Vice-President of the Industrial Tribunal - Feb 23, 2017 - 2:57:28 PM

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Marilyn Meeres was sworn in as Vice-President of the Industrial Tribunal by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, February 22, 2017..

Official photo take by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...

News : Grand Bahama

Northern Bahamas BTC Team hosts Massive ‘Love Day Giveaway’ - Feb 23, 2017 - 2:18:57 PM

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Valentine’s Day 2017 was all about showing love to BTC’s customers on Grand Bahama Island. The company’s Northern Bahamas team hosted a massive Love Day Giveway which gave customers access to even more great savings on products and services ranging from the new Samsung J7 and the Hauewii Y3ii to the recently launched Flow TV, Home Phone Plus and Business Phone Plus packages.

“BTC has introduced a ton of amazing new product offerings” explained Marketing & Public Relations manager Lateasha Lord, “and with February being the month of love, BTC decided to show a little MORE love to our very loyal customers and give them a chance to take advantage of some of those products and services”...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Nassau police search for drive-by shooting suspects - 2 dead after traffic accident - Handgun seized, 2 arrested - Feb 23, 2017 - 1:27:26 PM

POLICE SEARCHING FOR TWO SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING

Reports are that shortly before 9:00am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017, two men were driving in a vehicle on Cowpen Road, when two males pulled up in a white Honda Fit vehicle and shot one of them before speeding off. The victim was taken to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.

HANDGUN SEIZED, TWO IN CUSTODY

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Southwestern Division officers took two adult males into custody following the seizure of a handgun on Tuesday 21st February 2017...

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