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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tech Summit adds over half million dollars to GB economy - Nov 15, 2018 - 8:22:01 PM


According to Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, it has been estimated that the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit has added over a half million dollars to the Grand Bahamian economy.

During his opening remarks at the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Grand Lucayan, Minister Thompson noted that the Summit has exceeded expectations, resulting in the Office of the Prime Minister having to close online registration due to spaces filling up quickly.

“For this we are truly thankful,” said Minister Thompson. “Our journey has just begun and we look forward to new initiatives in the coming months...

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“Bright Future” for Grand Bahama Amidst Tech Revolution - Nov 15, 2018 - 5:02:56 PM


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“Grand Bahama has a very bright future” stated Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, during a ‘Pop-up Chat’ with Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe on Wednesday, November 14.

Prime Minister Minnis had just completed opening remarks for the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit at the Grand Lucayan when he was invited to sit for a brief interview with Mrs. Edgecombe...

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PanJam Announces Acquisition of Minority Stake in Regus’ Caribbean Franchise Partner - Nov 15, 2018 - 10:50:04 AM


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PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam or the Group) increased profits on stronger investment and property income.

Net profit attributable to stockholders for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 amounted to $1.9 billion, an increase of 59 per cent relative to the same period in 2017. Earnings per stock unit were $1.84.

Income from PanJam’s core operations more than doubled when compared to the third quarter of 2017. This performance was driven by a substantial improvement in investment income...

Community

Bahamas First sponsors Saxon Superstars - Nov 15, 2018 - 10:45:16 AM


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Bahamas First General Insurance Company is building on its Junkanoo legacy by confirming an ongoing multi-year sponsorship of The Saxons Superstars Junkanoo group, a partnership formed several years ago.

Group President and CEO for the leading general insurer, Patrick Ward, shared, “Our corporate offices share a community with the home of the Saxons Superstars. We believe in investing in the local community and in supporting Bahamian culture. While the art of Junkanoo hones the creativity and innovation of its participants...

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Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Thurs. Nov. 15 - Nov 15, 2018 - 8:40:05 AM


3-day Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Thursday, 15th November, 2018.

General situation: High pressure across the area weakens and continues to shift eastward ahead of an approaching cold front, expected over the Northwest Bahamas later this evening. Meanwhile, a surface trough moving west across Hispaniola triggers unsettled weather over the Southern Bahamas.

Special warnings: Beachgoers and mariners should be alert for the risk rip currents along eastern shorelines especially in the Southeast Bahamas...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Illegal drugs recovered at LPIA - Police investigates stabbing incident - Nov 15, 2018 - 7:00:14 AM


Illegal drugs recovered at LPIA: According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, Wednesday, 14th November, 2018, Airport Division Officers, while in the US Customs Hall at Lynden Pindling International Airport...

Police investigates stabbing incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a stabbing incident which left an adult male with injuries, Wednesday 14th November, 2018...

Community

BREEF Awards Green Flag to St. Anne’s School for Excellence in Environmental Education and Practice - Nov 14, 2018 - 7:58:15 PM


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St. Anne’s School (SAS), Fox Hill Road, New Providence was awarded its first prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag Award on Monday 12 November 2018. The Green Flag Award is the highest award level that a school can achieve and can be granted every two years.  The school’s campus underwent an onsite evaluation by the Eco-Schools Bahamas Assessment Team to determine whether the school met the award criteria and they exceeded all expectations.  St. Anne’s School became a member of the Eco-Schools Bahamas program in 2016 and now joins Bishop Michael Eldon School...

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Minister Rolle Presents Junior Junkanoo Seed Monies, Lauds Programme - Nov 14, 2018 - 3:50:51 PM


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During the Ceremony for the Junior Junkanoo Parades 2018-2019 Seed Monies Presentation, on November 12, 2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, said that Junkanoo is the conduit through which the creativity of the Bahamian is showcased, the story of the nation's heritage is told, and the imagination of its people is made manifest to the world.

“The Junior Junkanoo Parades of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas were established in 1988. And more than a parade, Junior Junkanoo is a living and breathing cultural experience which has developed into a vibrant cultural teaching and learning program that serves a multi-purpose,” Minister Rolle said...

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PM: “We are embarked on a dynamic new era of innovation and transformation in The Bahamas” - Nov 14, 2018 - 3:11:19 PM


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Officially opening the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Wednesday, November 14, Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis shared how government is using technology to improve many aspects of national life.

The three-day summit is now in session at the Grand Lucayan resort under the theme, ‘The Future is Now.’

The Prime Minister announced that the mission and commitment of The Bahamas to become a regional leader in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)...

Community

Doctors Hospital gives winner free Mammograms for Life - Nov 14, 2018 - 2:41:33 PM


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Sharuane Lockhart is the lucky recipient of this year’s Doctors Hospital Mammograms for Life promotion. Each year she will get a free mammogram at the hospital’s K. Larry Carroll Advanced Imaging Center.

Ms Lockhart has diligently had a mammogram performed every year since she reached the age of 40 when women in the Bahamas are recommended to get the annual breast cancer screening test...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Sports Month, Launched - Nov 14, 2018 - 2:36:58 PM


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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle officially launched National Sports Month, on November 12, 2018, at her Ministry. 
Along with a number of events to celebrate the month, Minister Rolle pointed out that the Signature Events will be the National Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, at Government House, on November 23, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.; and the National Sports Awards (by invitation only) at SuperClubs Breezes, on November 30, 2018, at 7p.m...

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Artists Scheduled to Perform at The Official Latin Grammy® After-Party - Nov 14, 2018 - 1:33:29 PM


The Official Latin GRAMMY® After-Party will close out The Latin Recording Academy's week-long celebration honoring some of the biggest names in Latin music. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, immediately following the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® at Hakkasan Nightclub. Party guests will experience exclusive performances at the Latin Jazz Lounge by Latin GRAMMY® winner and jazz trumpeter, Charlie Sepúlveda, along with special guests Latin GRAMMY nominees Raquel Sofía and Néstor Torres; Manu Manzo, Andy Montañez and Marger Sealey will perform as well...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Cleanup Initiative Includes the Schools - Nov 14, 2018 - 1:09:52 PM


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Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira launched his 'Be a Hero' national cleanup campaign with school visits at T.A. Thompson Junior High School, Gregory Street, and L.W. Young Junior High School, Bernard Road, at the start of the school day on Monday morning.   At school assemblies he encouraged young people to play an important part in creation of clean, green living environments in their communities...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NHIA extends consultation period by 10 days due to high interest in new proposal for NHI - Nov 14, 2018 - 10:55:18 AM


In an effort to improve health outcomes for The Bahamas, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) launched a 45-day consultation period with stakeholders on October 23rd to discuss proposed changes to the program. Today, Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the NHIA Board, announced that the consultation period will be extended by an additional 10 days to provide more communities and stakeholder groups with the opportunity to share their feedback about potential ways forward for the NHI program. This means that the 45-day consultation period...

Community

UB’s Government and Public Policy Institute to hold forum on Monetary and Fiscal Policy - Nov 13, 2018 - 9:25:14 PM


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University of The Bahamas’ Government and Public Policy Institute (GPPI) will hold a first of its kind policy forum featuring four former Central Bank of The Bahamas Governors. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, 20th November at 7:00 p.m. in the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre Auditorium will focus on the topic ‘The Past, Present and Future of Monetary and Fiscal Policy.’

Monetary and Fiscal policy dominate concerns for all Bahamians as both impact the level of taxation Bahamians face, the degree of government's deficit spending...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM and Cabinet Impressed With Fusion Superplex – IMAX Theatre - Nov 13, 2018 - 8:46:57 PM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis led his Cabinet Ministers, Senators and Members of Parliament on a tour of Fusion Superplex, the multi-dimensional IMAX Theatre on Gladstone Road, overlooking the picturesque and serene Lake Cunningham.

And after about an hour’s tour of the 100,000 square-foot facility, which houses nine movie theatres inclusive of VIP sections, the Prime Minister said, he was very impressed with the business establishment owned by young Bahamians...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Press Club's Winners of Media Awards 2018 - Nov 13, 2018 - 8:35:12 PM


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Proud prize winners at the Bahamas Press Club's Media Awards 2018 ceremonies are pictured at the British Colonial Hilton on Saturday evening, November 10, 2018.  The 4th annual industry awards presentation was under the theme, 'Celebrating 45 Years of Bahamian Media 1973-2018.'  All categories of media were recognized.  President of the Club, Anthony Capron, is pictured fourth, right.  'Person of the Year' went to Gold Medal Olympian Shaunae Miller-Uibo...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Assistant OAS Secretary General call on Minister of National Security - Nov 13, 2018 - 6:57:55 PM


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His Excellency Nestor Mendez (left), Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), paid a Courtesy Call on the Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin H. Dames on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to discuss mutual undertakings relating to utilization of modern technology in the fight against crime. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

OAS Assistant Secretary General call on PM Minnis - Nov 13, 2018 - 6:50:35 PM


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Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre right) by the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States, H.E. Nestor Mendez at Cabinet Office today, Tuesday, 13 November 2018, Rawson Square.  Pictured from left: Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield, HE Nestor Mendez, Prime Minister Minnis, and Secretary to the Cabinet Camille Johnson. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Public Service Retirees Northern Region, Honoured - Nov 13, 2018 - 3:51:18 PM


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Thirty-four retirees of the Public Service were honoured during an Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Grand Lucayan resort.  They were honoured during the 18th Northern Region Public Service Recognition of Retirees Appreciation Luncheon, held under the theme: 'The Public Service – Igniting a Positive Change for Future Generations.'  Following tributes from the various departments, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson (pictured centre right) gave brief remarks and introduced the Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil Rolle (centre left) who both commended and thanked the retirees for their years of dedicated service...

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