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Passing of David L. Johnson mourned by GBI Tourism Sector - Aug 15, 2018 - 3:43:29 PM


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David Livingstone Johnson, formerly President of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board passed away, quietly at Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday, August 14th, following a brief illness, at the age of 67.

Dedicated to the successful development of tourism in Grand Bahama, Mr. Johnson was influential in the decision to reposition the destination away from the commercial image of “Freeport” in the international marketplace replacing it with Grand Bahama Island.  The term he felt symbolized a multifaceted destination with historic seaside settlements, beaches and cays along with the modern amenities featuring golf, gaming, diving, fishing, soft adventures, shopping and nightlife.

Highly regarded in his role as the technical leader of the Grand Bahama Island

News : International : Caribbean News

Saint Lucia: Nation’s emergency response and support to region focus of NEMAC - Aug 15, 2018 - 2:16:13 PM


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Saint Lucia’s readiness for an emergency, particularly during the hurricane season, was the focus of the National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) meeting on Tuesday August 15th 2018.

The meeting, held at the Ministry of Infrastructure and chaired by Cabinet Secretary Benjamin Emmanuel, was attended by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Philip J Pierre...

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GBPA: Remembering Tourism Giant, David Johnson - Aug 15, 2018 - 1:34:00 PM


Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Port Authority & Group of Companies Ltd. express heartfelt condolences to the wife of Mr. David Johnson, Sabrina Bowe-Johnson , their two sons, and extended family on his recent passing.
 
Mr. Johnson was a pioneer and champion in leading the charge to make The Bahamas the top tourism choice in the world.  Having served 39 years in the tourism and aviation industry, the longevity of his career led him to receive multiple prestigious appointments, including President of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board...

Community : Service Organizations : Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas

The Rotary Club of South East Nassau Showcases Board Members During Rotary Membership Month - Aug 15, 2018 - 12:31:03 PM


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For the first time in their 42 year history, the Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN) is being led by a President who has returned for a second term. Dr. Bridgette Rolle has embraced the opportunity and is supported by a talented Board of Directors. They are enthusiastic about growing the membership and strengthening the club’s many projects. August in membership month for Rotary International, a service and humanitarian-based organization.  Along with the Rotary Foundation, it is rated among the top charities in the world. As part of membership month, the RCSEN introduces their Board Members...

Dr. Bridgette Rolle, J.P., Past President (2015-2016) and President (2018-2019) President Bridgette has been a member of the RCSEN since 2004 and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Bequest Society decided to serve again as President because it exemplifies this year’s Rotary Theme, “To Be The Inspiration...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Wed. Aug 15 - Aug 15, 2018 - 11:10:05 AM


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Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight Wednesday 15th August 2018

General situation: Surface high pressure persist across the Bahamas maintaining breezy conditions over most of the islands while a tropical wave in the southeast Bahamas and an upper level low will enhance pockets of convective activity.

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

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Hon. Thomas Desmond Bannister Minister Of Public Works on BPL - Aug 15, 2018 - 10:28:54 AM

Statement By Hon. Thomas Desmond Bannister Minister Of Public Works:

As Minister with portfolio responsibility for Bahamas Power and Light I wish to thank the outgoing Board members for their service. 

I have delayed issuing this statement out of respect for a Board member who is travelling and could not easily be contacted.  I have still not been successful in contacting that member.

The outgoing Board may proudly point to a number of notable accomplishments during their tenure...

News : Local

Defence Force receives Patrol Craft from US Government - Aug 15, 2018 - 10:06:39 AM


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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force received a boost to its fleet of vessels with the addition of a new patrol craft as a presentation from the United States' government to The Bahamas government on August 14.

Bringing remarks during a brief ceremony at the Defence Force’s Harbour Patrol Unit were the Honorable Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security and Ms. Stephanie Bowers, US Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy in Nassau...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Finance Response to Moody’s Report of August 14, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018 - 11:46:19 PM


The ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service in its latest rating assessment of The Bahamas, maintained its Baa3 negative rating, which is unchanged from its previous report. I am pleased to report to the country that this independent assessment reflects stabilization in our sovereign credit profile following four years of successive rating downgrades. This represents a critical first step in addressing and reversing years of fiscal mismanagement.

As outlined in the recent budget exercise, the Government’s combination of economic initiatives, including: the introduction of focused fiscal measures; the imminent introduction of fiscal responsibility legislation...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Official Handover of SAFE 25 Full Cabin Response Boat and Accessories from US to Bahamas Government - Aug 14, 2018 - 8:55:41 PM


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During the Official Handover Ceremony of a SAFE 25 Full Cabin Response Boat and Accessories, on August 14, 2018, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames expressed gratitude in behalf of the Government and the people of The Bahamas to the US Embassy, which, he stated, yet again demonstrates the two countries' diplomatic and close relations “over these many years”.

“Today’s handover ceremony marks a significant milestone in the bilateral relationship between our two countries,” Minister Dames said, during the event held at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Harbour Patrol Unit on East Bay Street...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Teacher Education Grant Award Ceremony - Aug 14, 2018 - 4:09:01 PM


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The Government of The Bahamas has invested in 54 teacher education grant recipients who have been awarded scholarships tenable at the University of The Bahamas. The group, comprising four young men and 50 young women from across the archipelago, received their certificates and special awards during the first Teacher Education Grant Award Ceremony, August 13, 2018 at National Training Agency.

In return for the government’s investment in them, the Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd admonished the students to be “creatively disruptive” -- in a state of constant renewal -- and giving back to their society...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

BMOTA reconnects With Travel Industry Association of Florida - Aug 14, 2018 - 3:12:47 PM


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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) recently held a joint dinner and mini tradeshow for sixty members of the Travel Industry Association (TIA) of South Florida.  The event, which was held at La Jolla in Coral Gables, marked the BMOTA’s return to TIA, the largest association of travel agents in South Florida.

During the evening, travel agents were educated on the new hotel product offerings in The Bahamas, as well as updated on the new airlift services and tourism programs.  The Bahamas update session was conducted by BMOTA sales and marketing team, led by Betty Bethel-Moss, Director of Sales (BMOTA)...

Community

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty is Top-Tier Sponsor of Paradise Plates for fifth year in a Row - Aug 14, 2018 - 2:53:44 PM


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Chefs, foodies and restauranteurs will fill the Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis Resort to capacity on Saturday, Sept. 29, in honor of Paradise Plates 2018.

Touted as the culinary event of the year, the Hands for Hunger fundraiser is one of the most highly anticipated events in Nassau, attracting an average of 1,500 attendees hoping to do their part to help end hunger in The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Farewell Banquet in Grand Bahama Honours Archdeacon Harry Bain - Aug 14, 2018 - 2:48:00 PM


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A farewell banquet honouring the Venerable Harry Bain, Anglican Archdeacon of the Northern Bahamas and Rector of Christ the King, Freeport, was held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Grand Lucayan Ballroom. The sold-out event was attended by a cross-section of the community along with representatives of Anglican churches in Grand Bahama and Bimini. 

Present for the event was the Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Jewel Edwards, Appointed NTA’s Executive Chairman - Aug 14, 2018 - 12:50:11 PM


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Jewel Edwards has been appointed Executive Chairman of the National Training Agency (NTA).

Ms. Edwards is a respected corporate executive, business consultant, motivational speaker and transformational leader.

Passionate about excellence, empowerment, and service, she is a native of Eleuthera, The Bahamas, who began her career as a Hospitality Executive in Tourism, working in various capacities as Director of Sales & Marketing, Human Resources Director...

News : Local

Defence Force Officer receives Bridgewatchkeeping Certificate - Aug 14, 2018 - 11:59:50 AM


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Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel and the RBDF’S Executive Command team extends Bravo Zulu to Sub Lieutenant Preston Major, who received his Bridgewatch Keeping Certificate.

The young Officer, who currently serves on HMBS Rolly Gray as the Navigating Officer, is now officially qualified to be an Officer of the Watch on any Royal Bahamas Defence Force craft. He was presented with his certificate on August 10 at HMBS Coral Harbour by Commodore Bethel, who congratulated Major on his achievement...

Community : Grand Bahama

SWIM 1922 Swim Clinics in Freeport - Aug 14, 2018 - 9:55:54 AM


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The Zeta Rho Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  and the Freeport Aquatics Club (FAC) announce their partnership to prevent drowning and increase swim participation, with the SWIM 1922 program. On Saturday, August 11th and August 25th, 2018, SWIM 1922 Adult Swim Clinics will be held at the Bishop Michael Eldon High School Pool, E. Sunrise Highway, beginning at 8:30am. The clinics are open to the public and the cost is $10.00 per session.

The two organizations will advance their efforts to increase awareness about water safety, the need for swim lessons and participation in swimming at a grassroots, community-based level...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

BIS announces passing of Greg Christie - Aug 13, 2018 - 7:57:44 PM


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Bahamas Information Services announced today the passing of veteran journalist and sporting executive Mr. Gregory Christie.

Mr. Christie, who took ill several months ago, died at Princess Margaret Hospital in New Providence last evening.  He was 70 years old.

Mr. Christie began his career in journalism in 1970, and worked at the FREEPORT NEWS as its Editor and Special Projects Officer.  Over the years, he also headed his own public relations company, GregChris...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Acute Care Project at PMH getting a shot in the arm - Aug 13, 2018 - 4:04:28 PM

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Plans to transform the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital to meet Health’s mandate for the country’s Acute Care Project at PMH, South Beach and Elizabeth Estates Clinics got a shot in the arm August 8, 2018 as officials from the Public Hospitals Authority and TDG Architects signed a contract for the completion of construction documents which will oversee the work at the Accident and Emergency Department.  The project which will be staged owing to the ‘live environment’ in the Emergency Room has a completion timeline of 18 months.

On hand to witness the signing was Minister of Health Dr. the Honourable Duane E. Sands who has been a long-time advocate for the implementation of a model that would foster enhanced synergies between the hospital’s Emergency Department and the South Beach and Elizabeth Estates Community Clinics...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister accompanies Minister of Education on Tour of Schools - Aug 13, 2018 - 3:39:31 PM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis accompanied Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd to inspect the level of readiness of several government schools, prior to 2018 Fall Term.

The schools visited on Saturday, August 10, 2018 were: H.O. Nash Junior High on Dolphin Drive, Eva Hilton Primary School (under construction) on Gregory Street, T.G. Glover Primary School on Horse Shoe Drive, A.F. Adderley Junior High on Harold Road (under extensive repairs),  S.C. McPherson Junior High School on Baillou Hill Road, and Doris Johnson Senior High School on Prince Charles Drive...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

RB to take legal action over children denied schooling - Aug 13, 2018 - 2:39:24 PM


It has come to the attention of Rights Bahamas that despite Minister Lloyd’s decree that no child in The Bahamas shall be denied the right to an education, certain public schools continue to demand proof of status from students.

This constitutes a direct violation of the policy outlined by Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd, who told educators: “You have no right, you have no authority to deny anyone access to our education system...

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