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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2019 - 11:45:59 AM


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Education holds a Service of Prayers, Praise and Thanksgiving - Aug 19, 2019 - 11:29:08 AM


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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Corneilius Smith attended the Ministry of Education’s Service of Prayers, Praise and Thanksgiving for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year at the Church of God of Prophecy, East Street Tabernacle & Sunlight Cottage, Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd brought remarks during the Ministry’s Service of Prayers, Praise and Thanksgiving for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Jet ski accident - US Citizen arrested for failing to declare - Aug 19, 2019 - 10:00:14 AM


Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the men responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Sunday 18th August, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 4:00am, a man was at Lysander Road, Stapledon Gardens, when he was approached by three men, one armed with a firearm who robbed him of a blue Nissan Note license #AS6690...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis tours BPL generation plants - Aug 19, 2019 - 9:20:55 AM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis toured the Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Clifton Pier and Baillou Hills generation plants on Sunday 18 August 2019.

During the tour the Prime Minister was briefed by BPL CEO Mr. Whitney Heastie and the Minister of Public Works Hon. Desmond Bannister on the progress of work being carried out to return consistent power to the residents of New Providence.

Prime Minister Minnis was able to see the fleet of new generators that are part of the new 132-megawatt plant, now in progress, and engines that are in the process of being returned to full service.

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Mon., Aug 19 - Aug 19, 2019 - 9:00:05 AM


3-day Bahamas public forecast

The public forecast for today and tonight Monday 19th August 2019.

General situation:
Troughing across the Bahamas will continue to keep unsettled weather across the islands.

Special warnings: Beachgoers in the Central and Southeast Bahamas should be alert for the risk of rip currents along east coast beaches...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas Aerodrome Forecast - Aug 19, 2019 - 6:00:24 AM


VALID FOR 12 HOURS FROM 1200 UTC MONDAY 19TH AUGUST 2019.

SPECIAL FEATURES: SFC TRF OVR AREA PRDCNG CNVECTV WX OVR BAH DRNG FCST PRD.
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER: OVER BAHAMAS: FEW/SCT 015/025 TCU/CB  SCT/BKN 030/050 TOPS TO FL070...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearm and ammunition recovered - Aug 18, 2019 - 8:20:07 PM


Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the man responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Saturday 17th August, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a woman was sitting in her vehicle on Yamacraw Beach Drive, when she was approached by an armed man who robbed her of a cell phone and her blue Nissan Note license #AT9621...

Community : Grand Bahama

Bahamas Waterkeepers welcomes Chinese counterparts for cultural exchange - Aug 18, 2019 - 6:00:14 PM


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For millennia, all of earth’s living things have depended on water for its survival. Up to 71 percent of the world’s surface is covered in water, it exists in the air, in the soil and even in the human body which is up to 60% water. According to research, however, only 3 percent of the earth’s water supply is drinkable which makes water conservation all the more important.

Already known across the country for its efforts to protect and improve local water systems, Waterkeepers® Bahamas, is part of a global organization dedicated to ensuring that the world’s water supply is protected. As part of its efforts, the group has formed countless partnerships with environmental groups both locally and abroad...

Columns : Letters to The Editor

Pamela Burnside: Power to the People NOW - Aug 17, 2019 - 10:36:50 AM


Electrical power is a necessity and a priority! Any modern country in the 21st century cannot run effectively and efficiently without it – period!

This electricity crisis has been decades in the making, because basic planning and commonsense is not being utilized by the ‘powers that be’ with regards to development and nobody is seeing the big picture and nobody is paying attention to the small details...

News

BCFA / BCCEC Hold China Trade Mission Info Session - Aug 17, 2019 - 8:30:45 AM


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The Bahamas China Friendship Association (BCFA) and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation (BCCEC) partnered to facilitate the China Trade Mission 2019 Information Session, at the Cancer Society of The Bahamas, on August 8, 2019.

The event was an opportunity for entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals to learn more about the joint trade mission to China, especially in terms of finding reputable suppliers, seeking innovative ideas and cultural exchanges...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Eye-Opening Aquaponics Discovery Experience for GB Summer Campers - Aug 16, 2019 - 5:30:13 PM


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Twenty-one young people were part of an Aquaponics Summer Discovery Programme held recently at Sir Jack Hayward High School, where they were introduced to new advances in agricultural science and technology. The students learned about aspects of farm operations and engaging in best practices in aquaponics from experts and trained professionals.

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard, on Friday, August 16, encouraged the summer campers to become a part of the agricultural industry where they could become self-employed, stating: “we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that agriculture and marine resources hold opportunities for decent work for decent pay, as well as ownership...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch - Aug 16, 2019 - 2:00:50 PM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Sundays are the perfect times to enjoy the outside ocean breezes at Portobellos while you dine on a sumptuous brunch with champagne and listen to live music. 
12 noon - 4 pm
For more information please call 373-1333

About Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
 
Situated on the sparkling coastline of Grand Bahama Island, Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan overlooks a 7.5-acre white-sand beach and sprawling acres of pristine property, mere feet from the calming waters of the Atlantic. The resort is home to an 18-hole championship golf course ‘The Reef Course’, 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces fit for any ‘I-do’ or meeting, two serene swimming pools, tennis...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Trafficking in Persons Dangers Explained to Summer Campers - Aug 16, 2019 - 1:00:55 PM


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As part of the entity's ongoing community outreach programming, Secretary of the Trafficking In Persons Secretariat Corrections Corporal Keva Sherman (pictured) speaks to Mount Moriah Constituency Summer Camp 2019 "Preserving Our Heritage" participants on the topic of trafficking in children, at the Central Church of Christ, in Yellow Elder Gardens, on August 15, 2019.  She was joined by First Assistant Secretary of Ministry of National Security and Co-Chair of the Ministry of National Security's Trafficking in Persons Inter-Ministry Committee Susanne Knowles... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Road Works - Godet Close - Aug 16, 2019 - 12:50:58 PM


The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix, has scheduled Milling and Paving works for Godet Close.
 
The works will begin August 19, 2019 for 3 working days during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Monday Thru Wednesday.

Bahamix will apply a one lane closure system to allow traffic movement through the paving site by residents of the area. All other Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible...

News : New Providence

MIYA Bahamas working steadily on Phase 2 of 83M Project - Aug 16, 2019 - 11:13:24 AM


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It has been 6 years since MIYA Bahamas arrived in Nassau. Their mission: to assist the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) in its efforts to reduce millions of gallons of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) which were being lost daily due to leaks, wastage, theft, and deteriorating pipes. Thanks to an 83 million-dollar loan secured by the Government of The Bahamas from the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), MIYA Bahamas in partnership with WSC, set out to improve the efficiency and quality of service provision of potable water and address critical sewerage needs in New Providence... 

Community

Serving together to end hunger - Aug 16, 2019 - 9:40:40 AM


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They donned hairnets, aprons, gloves and warm smiles – their mission – to feed 3,500 people!

Twenty staffers of CIBC FirstCaribbean recently teamed up with the Bahamas National Feeding Network to take part in their national feeding programme.

The partnership between the BFN and CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Special Loans, Corporate and Investment Banking units was a result of the bank’s Adopt-A-Cause programme, which encourages staff to identify community projects...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Treat yourself this weekend at The Grand Lucayan - Aug 16, 2019 - 9:05:35 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - TREAT YOURSELF THIS WEEKEND
SUSHI Every Friday & Saturday 6pm - 10pm at CAPRI A LA CARTE FINE DINING
FRIDAY NIGHT BUFFET 6pm - 10pm at PORTOBELLOS
SUNDAY BRUNCH 12noon - 4pm at PORTOBELLOS
Children under 5 EAT FREE at buffets.

Special Room Rates available.

Make your appointment at SENSES SPA for your treatment.
Packages available.  Inquire about our Spa Parties...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery - Illegal firearms and ammunition recovered - Aug 16, 2019 - 8:49:10 AM


Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the man responsible for an armed robbery which occurred on Thursday, 15th August, 2019.

According to reports, shortly after 9:00pm, three males and a female were sitting on the park in Colony Village when they were approached by a male armed with a firearm...

Community

Family island students get second chance with STEM camp scholarship - Aug 15, 2019 - 9:40:04 PM


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This summer BETA Camp (The Bahamas Engineering and Technology Advancement Camp) hosted their 6th annual STEM-based program, providing primary, junior and high school students the opportunity to experience hands on education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Cloud Carib came on board as a Silver sponsor providing special funding for five lucky students from the Family Islands.

The scholarship recipients received a pleasant surprise upon learning they were selected to attend the camp held in Nassau this month. The local cloud computing company provided five scholarships to secure the admission and travel costs for family island students like Davanno Gibson...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Island Dance Academy of Spanish Wells call on Minister Lanisha Rolle - Aug 15, 2019 - 6:00:58 PM


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Representatives of the Island Dance Academy, of Spanish Wells, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, at her Ministry's Head Office, on University Boulevard, on August 14, 2109.  Executive Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutherland, Director of Sports Timothy Munnings, Chief Sports and Recreation Officer Oria Knowles; and IAAF Council Woman Pauline Davis-Thompson joined Minister Rolle in answering questions about the Ministry and encouraging the all-female students, who are also learning gymnastics at the Academy.  A number of the girls also showcased their dancing skills to cheers and applause from those senior Ministry officials. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Campbell Visits Social Services Pitt Road Centre - Aug 15, 2019 - 5:00:54 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, Wednesday toured the facilities at the Pitt Road Outreach Centre where he met with staff of the Department of Social Services. Minister Campbell also met with clients of the Outreach Centre.

The visit was part of Minister Campbell’s promise to use the break in the proceedings of the House of Assembly to complete field trips to the various social services and urban development locations throughout The Bahamas in order to hold face-to-face meetings with staff...

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