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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Cabinet Office: New Governor General - Jun 17, 2019 - 7:00:04 PM


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The Cabinet Office announces for general information that Her Excellency, the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling, ON, GCMG will be demitting office on 28th June 2019.  Dame Marguerite served as Governor General from 8th July 2014.

The Honourable Cornelius A. Smith will be appointed as the next Governor General of The Bahamas with effect from 28th June 2019...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis expected to be a part of Grand Bahama’s Independence Celebrations - Jun 17, 2019 - 5:00:44 PM


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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis will take part in Grand Bahama’s Independence Celebrations, scheduled for July 8, 2019. 

At a press conference at Office of the Prime Minister, June 13, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson pointed out: “We are very excited that this year’s Cultural Extravaganza will be held on July 8, which will allow us to become the centre of attention in the country for Independence celebrations,” said Minister Thompson...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Delegation Attends UN Session on Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Jun 17, 2019 - 4:22:21 PM


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The Bahamas Delegation to the '12th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,' June 11-13, 2019 at UN Headquarters' returned to New Providence from New York after three days of meetings, workshops and instruction on Assistive Technology, Information Communication Technology, Social Inclusion and the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.  The Bahamas' delegation was headed by Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, Michael Foulkes; Assistant Director of Disability Affairs Gillian Bethel; Chairman of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities Lester Ferguson...

News : New Providence

USFF Commander Visits The Bahamas - Jun 17, 2019 - 3:00:55 PM


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The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, June 13 for a visit to engage in bilateral meetings to reinforce the importance of the strategic partnership between the U.S. and The Bahamas and the two countries’ longstanding commitment toward mutual security, promoting trade and cultural exchange.

Adm. Christopher W. Grady met with U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames and Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel. Grady also visited the RBDF Headquarters at Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Coral Harbour Base...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Governor General welcomed Centenarian Ms. Lean Poitier at Government House - Jun 17, 2019 - 2:38:44 PM


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Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, received Ms. Lean Poitier in a courtesy call on the occasion of her 100 birthday at Government House on Friday, June 14, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : International : Caribbean News

Caribbean Entrepreneur Challenge - Jun 17, 2019 - 11:00:44 AM


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Over the past 5 months young entrepreneurs have been battling it out to secure a place in the final of the Caribbean Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC), a component of the Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean (TEECA) project, hosted by the Martinique Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the CTM, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and supported by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), with funding by the European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG Programme...

News : New Providence

Work Commences on LPIA Runway Rehabilitation - Jun 17, 2019 - 10:50:20 AM


Today, major rehabilitation work will begin on Runway 09/27 (soon to be Runway 10/28) and Taxiway India at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).  Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) has partnered with local firm Bahamas Hot Mix to complete the capital project valued at just under $20 million dollars.

The rehabilitation exercise will result in required upgrades to asphalt, extending the life of the runways at LPIA.  Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) will also be added to reduce the risk of damage to aircraft...

News : Local

Defence Force Personnel Complete Business Development Progam at BAIC - Jun 17, 2019 - 10:26:55 AM


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Nineteen Warrant Officers, and Non-commissioned Officers from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are better equipped for future careers after successfully completing a one-week Transitional Entrepreneurial Training Workshop program.

Held at the Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Training Center, the Senior Enlisted participated in the program designed to assist them with transitioning back into main stream society when they complete their final tour of duty. All having served over 25 years...

News : International : Caribbean News

Fourth Sitting of the OECS Assembly - Jun 17, 2019 - 9:20:52 AM


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Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet is currently attending the Fourth Sitting of the OECS Assembly at the Parliament Building in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.

Today’s session will include statements on the occasion of its accession to the Revised Treaty of Basseterre by Guadeloupe and on the election of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations Security Council...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Mon., June 17 - Jun 17, 2019 - 9:20:05 AM


Bahamas  3-day public forecast

This is the Bahamas 3 day public forecast for today and tonight Monday, 17th June, 2019

General situation: Mid to upper level troughing continues to generate unsettled weather mainly across the Northwest and Central Bahamas

Special warnings: Mariners and residents should be alert for the possibility of waterspout or tornadic activity in the Northwest Bahamas…

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Soothe - Soften - Save at Senses Spa - Jun 17, 2019 - 7:55:10 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - It's time to Soothe Soften Save and Save 20% on all services at Grand Lucayan's Senses Spa.

Contact a Senses Spa Specialist at 350-5281 or visit www.grandlucayan.com for reservations on facials, massages, or a full day of pampering.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Ministry of Health: Resumption of services at The Flamingo Gardens Clinic - Jun 17, 2019 - 6:56:41 AM


The Ministry of Health wishes to advise members of the public, clients and residents of the Flamingo Gardens Health District, that effective Monday June
17th, 2019 all services provided by the Flamingo Gardens Clinic will be resumed.

The public and residents of the Flamingo Gardens Clinic District, are further advised that the hours of operation are 9am to 9pm...

Sports

RBDF hosts Ironman Triathlon Competition - Jun 16, 2019 - 6:36:16 PM


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Able Seaman Gharvis Sturrup proved to be the best all around athlete, as he captured the prestigious Ironman Triathlon competition at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Annual Ironman Triathlon competition on May 31st.

Held at the Coral Harbour Base, the young rookie bested 8 other competitors in a grueling and fierce competition with an overall time of 57 minutes, 15 seconds. Marine Seaman Troy Seymour followed a close second with a time of 57 minutes...

Bahamian Politics

DNA on Immigration Policy - Jun 15, 2019 - 6:00:39 PM


The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) notes comments attributed to our former leader, Mr. Branville McCartney reported in the Tribune Newspaper (14th June 2019).  As a former politician and private citizen, Mr. McCartney is entitled to his personal opinions and lends his voice to national issues from time to time. Additionally, as a former Cabinet Minister with responsibility for Immigration, Mr. McCartney also has some insights on this subject matter.

While it is apparent that views espoused by Mr. McCartney do not constitute the official position of the DNA, we wish to provide further clarity in this regard...

News : International

Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party - Jun 15, 2019 - 5:05:52 PM


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Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party

The Duke of Sussex has today presented special prizes to innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.

A campaigner against gender-based violence, an inventor of life-saving medical devices and the boss of a pioneering recycling company...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Relocation of OPM Land Unit - Jun 15, 2019 - 12:15:11 PM


The public is hereby notified that with effect from June 19, 2019 the Land Unit, Office of the Prime Minister currently located at #14 Collins Avenue, will be relocated to the Lands & Surveys Building on Bay & Armstrong Streets.
Public Operating Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m...


Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigating a shooting incident that has left an adult male dead - Jun 15, 2019 - 8:20:33 AM


Homicide: Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Saturday 15th June, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 2:00am a male was asleep in a bedroom in a home on Sister Marie Rahming Drive, Millennium Gardens, when an armed man stood outside the window and opened fire into the bedroom, hitting the male about the body before running away....

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Admiral Christopher Grady Greets Minister of National Security Marvin Dames - Jun 14, 2019 - 6:08:15 PM


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U.S. Fleet Forces Command commander (Four-Star) Admiral Christopher Grady greets Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, during a courtesy call at Cabinet Office, in Nassau, The Bahamas, on June 14, 2019.  Admiral Grady also serves as Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command; and assumed duties of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Strategic Command (NAVSTRAT) and U.S. Strategic Command Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC), on February 1, 2019...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Issues at Passport Office to be addressed - Jun 14, 2019 - 4:00:15 PM


Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield says that the Passport Office has some challenges but help is on the way.  During his 2019/2020 Budget contribution, the Minister said that the Passport Office has always been challenged with providing services in a building with inadequate space.

“The influx of renewal applications due to the tenth year anniversary of the first e-Passports coupled with new applicants and persons now renewing their manual passports have compounded the challenges faced,” he said.  “Despite the challenges, staff at the Passport Office...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM Turnquest offers graduates advice on taking their next step in life - Jun 14, 2019 - 3:00:07 PM


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Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest told the 2019 graduating class of Sunland Baptist Academy that in securing their high school diploma, they have accomplished something which just 46 percent of their peers complete successfully.

“Today, I see talented, young Bahamians who will continue the tradition of other Sunland Baptist Academy graduates, who are making meaningful contributions in both the public and private sectors of our nation,” the Minister told the graduates...

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