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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Team Bahamas returns from Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi - Mar 25, 2019 - 1:37:48 PM


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Team Bahamas received a rousing welcome at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, on March 22, 2019, full of cheers, hugs and Junkanoo music upon their return from the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.  The 24 athletes scored 14 medals, including six gold medals at the Games, held in Abu Dhabi.  Acting Permanent Secretary at the MInistry of Youth, Sports and Culture Rhoda Jackson, Director of Sports Timothy Munnings and Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the State of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) His Excellency Tony S. Joudi...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Youth Learn to build future through Cooperatives - Mar 25, 2019 - 1:19:43 PM


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The Department of Cooperative Development of the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources launched CO-OP 2019 National Youth Forum Friday, March 22, at All Saints on Calvary Hill Church Hall, Joan's Heights, under the theme "Building Your Future Through Cooperatives."  New Providence and Family Island students across the country who are co-operative members at their schools participated.  Each cooperative has raised funds, thereby exhibiting to the students how the cooperative works and developing and holding their interest...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Port Operators get refresher on customer service - Mar 25, 2019 - 12:39:37 PM


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Scores of vendors, tour operators and government agencies who operate at the Prince George Wharf got the opportunity to sharpen their customer service skills recently, during a two-day Aquila Customer Service Workshop.

Based in Canada, Aquila is a leading international tour operator, which, through its Center for Cruise Excellence, assists with enhancing the shoreline experience for cruise lines and their passengers...

News : International : Caribbean News

Saint Lucian Taxi Company first of its kind to receive International Service Excellence Certification - Mar 25, 2019 - 10:30:23 AM


A Saint Lucian taxi firm has become the first tourism taxi company in the Caribbean to be Hospitality Assured (HA) certified, an international certification programme for service excellence.

Holiday Taxi Limited is among a number of tourism enterprises in member countries of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) that recently completely the rigorous qualifying process towards certification...

News : New Providence

Bahamasair, Air Canada and United Airlines top LPIA passenger surveys - Mar 25, 2019 - 9:00:00 AM


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Today, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) officials revealed the top Airport Service Quality (ASQ) performers at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). During the final quarter of 2018, airline partners Bahamasair (Domestic Sector), Air Canada (International Sector) and United Airlines (US Sector) earned high marks on passenger survey scores.

Every quarter, passengers score airlines operating commercial service out of LPIA on key performance indicators relating to the overall check-in process...

Entertainment

The Bahama Mama of Burlesque - Mar 24, 2019 - 3:26:56 PM


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VANCOUVER, Canada – Lindsay Braynen, better known in Vancouver as burlesque showgirl Androsia Wilde, will be making history as she becomes the first Bahamian-born performer to take part in the 14th Annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. “The Bahama Mama of Burlesque” will bring a taste of The Bahamas to the stage of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre at ‘The Glamorama Gala’ on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.

The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival [or VIBF] is Canada’s longest-running and most prestigious burlesque festival, showcasing the talents of both Vancouver-based and international performers...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Rolle Joins in Cheering the the San Salvador Junior Junkanoo Parade - Mar 24, 2019 - 8:52:46 AM


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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle (at microphone) officially opened the 2019 San Salvador Junior Junkanoo Parade, in Cockburn Town, on March 22, 2019.  Among those present were representatives from New Providence: Executive Director of Culture Rowena Sutherland, Junior Junkanoo National Coordinator Henry Higgins, and -- representing Co-Chairpersons of the National Junkanoo Committee Kishlane O'Brien and Dr. Dwight Marshall -- and senior NJC member Alexstine "Tennie" Daxon.  Platform guests also included Family Island Administrator Jolton Johnson, Superintendent of Police Kenrid Neely, Senior Executive Manager for the Ministry of Tourism Jermaine Johnson, Chief Councilor Rennard Storr,

Opportunities

HGTV Casting Notice for BAHAMAS LIFE - Mar 24, 2019 - 8:32:21 AM


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We’re back!

Enter the Picture Productions is very excited to be back on the islands casting another season of the hit series Bahamas Life.Thank you for your viewership, support, and wonderful response! This popular HGTV series is looking for people who have fallen in love with the Bahamian lifestyle and are ready to make their island dream a reality!

We are casting married/partnered couples, parents/children, siblings or friends from the U.S.A. Canada, England, Australia New Zealand and more!

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis returns from Meeting with US President Trump - Mar 23, 2019 - 6:39:50 PM


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Prime Minister of The Bahamas the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis discussed upon his return to The Bahamas on March 23, 2019, the multilateral meeting held the day before between Caribbean Heads of State and United States President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.

Addressing a press conference held in the Lynden Pindling International Airport VIP Lounge -- Prime Minister Minnis said that he discussed security issues with the US President...

Sports

The BLTA Coaches Course is in Session - Mar 23, 2019 - 5:30:21 PM


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Participants of the the Play Tennis Course (PTC) are in session this weekend at the National Tennis Center.  The participants are receiving technical and instructional knowledge; moving from the classroom setting
to the courts.

PTC is an introductory level tennis qualification. This course is being delivered through the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Associationion by the International Tennis Federation(ITF)...

Sales & Promotions : Grand Lucayan Resort

Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch - Mar 23, 2019 - 12:20:50 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...

Community

Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme - Mar 23, 2019 - 9:00:23 AM


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On the first Thursday of every month during the school year, the Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) community observes “Carpool, Bike and Walk Day.”  Students, parents, teachers and staff are encouraged to carpool, bike or walk to and from school in fulfillment of its Eco-Schools’ Healthy Living and Climate Change goals.  Since 2012, LCIS students have been keeping their commitment to protecting the environment and their health through various initiatives in the Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme..

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Gov't Statement on Meeting with US President Donald Trump - Mar 22, 2019 - 9:01:59 PM


Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today took part in a multilateral meeting between Caribbean Heads of State and Government, and United States President Donald J. Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Prime Minister Minnis was one of five Caribbean leaders invited by President Trump to discuss matters of mutual interest between the region and the United States of America...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis and Caribbean Leaders Meet with President Trump - Mar 22, 2019 - 6:30:07 PM


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Bahamas Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and Caribbean leaders from the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and St. Lucia are pictured in multilateral meetings today with US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.   Prime Minister Minnis is also pictured with President Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump.  The Prime Minister is expected to return to The Bahamas on Saturday.  

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

H.E. Ellison E. Greenslade presents Letters of Credence to President of Ireland - Mar 22, 2019 - 4:41:01 PM


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H.E. Ellison E. Greenslade QPM, Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to Ireland, Presented his Letters of Credence and Letters of Recall for his Predecessor H.E. Eldred E. Bethel, Former Ambassador of The Bahamas to Ireland, to H.E. Michael Higgins, President of Ireland on 21st March, 2019, at Áras an Uachtaráin. The Ambassadors of Greece and Zimbabwe also presented their letters to the President. Also, present for the Presentation of Credentials was Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with Special Responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District

RBPF: Flying Squad in Grand Bahama uncovers dangerous drugs and illegal firearm - Mar 22, 2019 - 4:30:52 PM


Reports are that on Friday 22nd March 2019, shortly after 2:00pm, officers of the Flying Squad in Grand Bahama, acting on information, proceeded to Grays Avenue, Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock, where they uncovered in bushes, (5) plastic bags containing 12 lbs. of suspected marijuana, with a street value of $12,000.00 and a silver and black pistol containing (4) hollowed tip .380 ammunition.

There were no arrest made in this matter, investigation is continuing...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Urban Renewal Commission Community Walkabout in Freetown-St. James Road - Mar 22, 2019 - 4:21:34 PM


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A Community Walkabout was held in Freetown -- St. James Road -- on Friday morning, March 22, as a collaboration of the Urban Renewal Commission, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (officers attached to Urban Renewal), and the Department of Environmental Health.  Representative for the area, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, pictured, joined in the effort.  

(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Governor General's Divisions Ceremony at HMBS Coral Harbour - Mar 22, 2019 - 3:45:38 PM


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Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling bought remarks and inspected the guards during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Governor General's Divisions Ceremony at HMBS Coral Harbour on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames (pictured chatting with the Governor General) was in attendance.  The occasion is a military tradition that allows the Governor General as the Commander-in-Chief to meet, inspect and address her troops on parade in ceremonial fashion... 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

D’Aguilar challenges 'Team Tourism' to continue to excel - Mar 22, 2019 - 3:33:29 PM


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Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Wednesday challenged members of Team Tourism to “continuously up its game.”

“In our tourism endeavour, we are guided by a powerful mantra: ‘It’s Better in The Bahamas.’ More so than describing a current state of reality, this mantra, is aspirational, urging, propelling, each of us ever onward, to improve the tourism product so that it indeed becomes better in The Bahamas...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks by Minister of Labour at Annual General Assembly of National Tripartite Council - Mar 22, 2019 - 2:15:58 PM


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Enclosed are remarks by Minister of Labour, the Hon. Dion Foulkes at Annual General Assembly of National Tripartite Council:

Senator the Hon. Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson;

Mr. Chairman and other distinguished members of the National Tripartite Council;

President Bernard Evans, executive officers and affiliates of the National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas...

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