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With exciting new openings and events, the month of June set The Islands Of The Bahamas up for an exciting summer. From the announcement of NBCs The Voice coming to Baha Mar for a new summer concert series to the opening of the worlds first land-based coral farm, these new activities are sure to draw in tourists. Andros Small Hope Bay Lodge, Harbour Islands Valentines Resort & Marina and the Nassau Airport Development Company all placed in the top two of their respective categories in CHTAs Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum Awards...

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates shooting incident and armed robbery


Shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking the publics assistance in identifying and locating the person responsible for a shooting incident, which left an adult male in hospital...

Armed robbery: Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking assistance in identifying and locating the persons responsible for two armed robberies which occurred Saturday, 6th July, 2019...

RBPF Grand Bahama: Police are investigating a shooting incident has left 2 adult males with injuries


According to reports, on Sunday 7th July 2019, shortly before 4:00am, police were called to a business establishment on East Sunrise Highway where it is reported that a lone gunman opened fire hitting two males. One of the males sustained injuries to the upper body and the other to the lower body. They were both transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via Emergency Medical Services. Both victims are listed in serious condition...

Celebrate Bahamas Independence Day At Grand Lucayan


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Celebrate Bahamas Independence Day at Grand Lucayan Brunch Buffet Special Give a toast to Bahamian Independence with a delicious brunch buffet while enjoying live entertainment at Portobellos.

Sunday, July 7th 12pm - 4pm

$33.17 Adults | $16.59 Children 5-12yrs | Under 5 eat free...

The Bahamas National Beekeepers Cooperative Society - CO-OPs for Decent Work


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As The Bahamas Government continues to seek ways to stimulate economic growth and reduce the 10.7% unemployment rate, a source of inspiration may lie in Co-ops and The Bahamas National Beekeepers Cooperative Society Limited (BNBC). 

With the philosophy People helping people to help themselves, community-centered Cooperative business enterprises bring together like-minded individuals focused on developing their business...

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Sat., July 6


Bahamas  3-day public forecast for today and tonight Saturday 6th July 2019.

General situation: Large high pressure ridge over the area will produce moderate to strong breezes over the Bahamas as summertime convective activity continue to be enhance by troughing in the upper levels.

Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should remain alert for possible waterspout activity along with the moderate to strong risk of rip currents mainly along east coast beaches in the Central and Southeast Bahamas...

Governor General urges citizens to unite in solidarity


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All measures should be taken to ensure that love and unity are the prevailing themes in The Bahamas. This was the message of Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at National Pride Day festivities to launch the 46th Anniversary of Bahamas Independence celebrations, July 5, 2019.

Though we are many islands, we are one nation, said His Excellency. We, therefore, need to live in brotherly love and find ways to eliminate divisiveness. We should find ways to preserve our legacy of hospitality by rejecting things that divide us and commit to the spirit of love...

Conet Bahamas Mini-Split AC Units


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Cool down this summer with Conet Bahamas Mini-Split AC units!  Not just Lennox we carry, we've added Tempblue & Edison to our mini split AC line.  Ranging from 9000 Btu to 36,000 Btu

For the month of July purchase any Mini-Split AC unit & get a FREE AC Bracket.

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46th Independence - Nation can only advance with common purpose, says Senate President


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Whatever the true meaning of national progress may be, or by whatever measuring stick used, one thing is certain, we can only advance as a nation when people are unified with one common purpose, said President of the Senate, Katherine Forbes-Smith.

The Presidents comments came during her address at the official ceremony for National Pride Day in West End on Friday, July 5, 2019... 

CCJ welcomes Mr Justice Peter Jamadar To The Bench


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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) welcomed its newest judge, the Honourable Mr Justice Peter Jamadar, to its Bench on Thursday, 4 July 2019. After being sworn in by Her Excellency, Ms Paula Mae-Weekes, President of Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain, Mr Justice Jamadar in a stirring speech stated today I take up a seat on the CCJ. I am both proud and humbled. For any Caribbean jurist or legal practitioner, one of the pinnacle achievements must be, to sit as a judge of the CCJ. It is at once an office of great status and of even greater service....

Call for Unity at Flag Raising Ceremony in Grand Bahama


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As the country celebrates its 46th Anniversary of Independence, Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest asked Bahamians to put aside those things that divide us, if only for this time.

Minister Turnquest was addressing the Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, July 5, at the Harold DeGregory Complex in Freeport.

Ceremonies were simultaneously held in West Grand Bahama, East Grand Bahama and Sweetings Cay: Flags were hoisted at 10:00 a.m...

CARICOM Chairman Pledges Support to St. Vincent and the Grenadines


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Saint Lucias Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet has called on fellow leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to support St. Vincent and Grenadines tenure on the United Nations Security Council.

Prime Minister Chastanet, who assumed Chairmanship of CARICOM on July 1st 2019, during an Address to the Opening Ceremony of The Fortieth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

Minister Wells meets with Israeli Transport Minister


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Bahamas Minister of Transport & Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells, led an official delegation to meet with his Israeli counterpart, the Hon. Bezalel Smotrich, Minister of Transport of Israel, July 4, 2019.  Both discussed matters of mutual interest including:

1.  Israel's support for The Bahamas' candidature for the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) Group C Council;
2. Israel's technical assistance with SMART traffic management technology;
3. Shipping and container port growth in The Bahamas and Israel; and
4. Airport growth in The Bahamas and Israel.

IDB Partners with UB on Gerace Research Institute Digitization Project


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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is helping to fund a digitization project that aims to centralize data collected over the last 50 years from the rich and diverse ecosystem that surrounds the Gerace Research Institute (GRI) in San Salvador. GRI is part of the University of The Bahamas (UB) system.

Over the last five decades, national and international researchers have uncovered treasure troves of information. However, accessing the research has presented a challenge...

Mangrove Planting Dedicated to the memory of Ben & Judy Rose


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EARTHCARE Eco Kids and Volunteers staged a Mangrove planting on Grand Bahama on Saturday, June 15th dedicated to honouring the Memory of Ben Rose and Judy Rose, beloved EARTHCARE members.  Benjamin Rose was an Underwater Naturalist, Scuba Diving Instructor, Kayak Nature Tour Guide, Nature Artist and beloved Uncle of EARTHCARE Founder, Gail Woon.  Bens wife, Judy fell in love with Grand Bahama in the 60s.  Judy, a chef, would sell her home-made specialty breads, pumpkin & ginger soups...

SELF: PORTRAIT by WE Artists Collective


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Doongalik Studios will open a new group show from 6-9pm on Thursday, July 18 entitled Self: Portrait featuring the work of four members of the newly formed WE Artists Collective of  Xan Xi, Amaani Hepburn, Edward Zemaye, and Thomas Hairston who are a Caribbean based Artists Collective seeking to make sense of our lives, and fulfil our duty as artists in this space. WE are looking to understand ourselves and each other within the context of our shared history, and shared experiences- both traumas and triumphs....

New ILO data analysis shows just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay



Ten per cent of workers receive 48.9 per cent of total global pay, while the lowest-paid 50 per cent of workers receive just 6.4 per cent, a new ILO dataset reveals.

Whats more, the lowest 20 per cent of income earners around 650 million workers earn less than 1 per cent of global labour income...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development-financed US$15 Million Renewable Energy Project Launches in Cuba


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Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, together with the Cubas Ministry of Energy and Mines and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), today inaugurated a new 10 megawatt (MW) solar PV project. The grid-connected project was financed by ADFD with US$15 million under the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility and will deliver enough electricity to power the equivalent of nearly 7,000 Cuban homes...

Commonwealth Bank makes Annual Donation of $50,000 to Cancer Society of The Bahamas


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The Cancer Society of The Bahamas moves one step closer towards achieving its objective of completing the Hospice wing of its Cancer Caring Centre, having been gifted the sum of $50,000 by Commonwealth Bank Ltd. The gift represents an annual installment of the Banks ten year commitment of $500,000 to the Society.

The building project has been an objective of the Society for many years as it seeks to continue to provide a place of refuge and comfort for ailing Bahamians from around the country, living with or affected by the scourge of cancer...

RBPF: American Tourist bitten by shark, airlifted to New Providence


Reports are that on Thursday 4th July 2019, around 5:30pm police on Guana Cay,became aware of a shark bite incident, involving a 32 year old American Tourist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The victim was an occupant on board a 41 ft. Bahama Craft along with two other Americans, snorkeling in waters off Nippers Beach, Guana Cay, when he was bitten by a shark...

RBPF: Seven victims perish in helicopter crash - Grand Cay, Abaco


Police on the island of Abaco and Grand Bahama are investigating a helicopter crash that have left (7) American citizens dead.

Reports are that on Thursday 4th July 2019, shortly after 2:00pm, police received information that a helicopter with (7) American citizens on board, had left Big Grand Cay headed to Fort Lauderdale was missing...

British Legion-Bahamas Branch WW II Veteran Eulogized


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A Royal Bahamas Defence Force bugler and drummer perform the last post and reveille at the funeral service for Comrade Reuben Hamilton,  a member of the British LegionBahamas Branch (BLBB) who died on June 16th at the age of 94.

Comrade Reuben Hamilton was eulogized on June 28th at Our Ladys Catholjic Church, Deveaux and Young Streets. He initially joined the Royal Bahamas Police Force as a Reservist as a young man and later served served as a Military Officer in the Bahamas Battalion during the period 1942 - 1945...

Prime Minister Minnis raises climate change in bilateral talks with Norway


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis stressed the need for The Bahamas to build climate resilience in the face of rising sea levels and increased hurricane activity, during bilateral talks with Norway on Thursday, 4 July.

Prime Minister Minnis met with Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, in the margins of the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

Bahamas First Holdings Limited Announces New Board Members


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July 1, 2019 Bahamas First Holdings Limited (BFHL) announced the appointment of Kenwood Kerr and Dawn Patton as directors of BFHL, effective April 15, 2019 and June 14, 2019, respectively.

At BFHLs recent Annual General Meeting, Chair of the Board, Alison Treco, explained, To fill the casual vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Padfield, the directors resolved to appoint Kenwood Kerr as a director. Mr. Kerr is the President and CEO of Providence Advisors...

Independence Celebrations Launch with National Pride Day


The National Independence Committee will officially launch the 46th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations on Friday, 5th July, 2019 at 10:00am 1:00pm in Parliament and Rawson Squares, Bay Street.

Further, Friday, 5th July, 2019 is designated National Pride Day.  Members of the public including government offices and private institutions are encouraged to wear t-shirts in colours of the National Flag...

DNA Deputy: Political favors costing taxpayers under PLP and FNM


The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) continues to observe Prime Minister Minnis and his band of merry men as they inflict suffering on the Bahamian people. This has been evident from the passage of the Commercial Enterprise Act spearheaded by former Minister Brent Symonette, to presiding over the multiple blacklisting of our financial services industry, rise in unemployment and poor labor relations, to increasing VAT to 12% when Bahamians can't pay their bills or find good paying jobs to have a decent standard of living...

Minister Henfield in Bilateral Meeting with New Zealand's High Commissioner-Designate to The Bahamas


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The Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, received His Excellency Anton Ojala, High Commissioner-designate of New Zealand to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and High Commissioner to Member-States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in a bilateral meeting on Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, on Wednesday, 3 July 2019, on the margins of the 40th Conference of Heads of Government. The two dignitaries addressed issues of common interest, including, among them, climate change, education, tourism, cruise ship industry, maritime and financial matters...

Leaders of CARICOM at 40th Regular Meeting's Opening Ceremony



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Leaders of CARICOM are pictured at the 40th Regular Meeting in St. Lucia during the official opening ceremony, July 3, 2019.  Bahamas Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is seated at left.  UN Secretary-General, His Excellency Antonio Guterres, pledged continued support.  Secretary-General of CARICOM, His Excellency Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; outgoing CARICOM Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis; and CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Hon. Allen Chastanet also addressed the opening ceremony. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...

40th CARICOM Business Sessions Get Underway


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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and official delegation attend the first business session of the 40th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in St. Lucia.  Items on the agenda for todays (4 July) session include blacklisting, the SIDS Resilience Foundation, and the CSME.  CARICOM Special Guest, Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, will also address the session today.   Bahamas Senator, the Hon. Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, President of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL), is scheduled to take part in the engagement with representatives of the private sector, labour and civil society...

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and Air Canada Host Fam Trip for Top Chinese Travel Agents


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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation partnered with Air Canada, Atlantis Paradise Island, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and Grand Isle Resort to host senior level managers from twelve leading Chinese travel agencies to a familiarization visit to The Islands Of The Bahamas.

The objective of the fam trip was for these agents to gain a comprehensive overview and understanding of the destination, and to connect with local industry suppliers so that they could create customized travel itineraries for their clients visiting from China...

U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Independence Day Holiday


The United States Embassy will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Friday, July 5th at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassys Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...

RBPF Grand Bahama: Shooting incident that has left 2 females with injuries


Reports are that on Thursday 4th July 2019, shortly after 2:00am, police were called to the East Sunrise Highway area, where it was reported that a male armed with a firearm shot two females. They both sustained injuries to the leg area and were transported to the Rand Memorial Hospital via private vehicle and ambulance. They are both reported to be in stable condition.

Police are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist them in this investigation, to give them a call at telephone numbers 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station...

Sydney Clarke And Jacobi Bain Advances To The Junkanoo Bowl Quarterfinals


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It was a thriller of a match as the Girls #1 seed in The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA)  TF Junkanoo Bowl played amid a throng of supporters at The National Tennis Centre.

Sydney Clarke saw action for the first time in singles after receiving a first round bye due to her seeding position. Fans and friends came out to see the #1 ranked Bahamian junior in action and they witnessed a show of talent and finesse. Mary Jean Brumfield from the USA fought a set down 5-7 to tie it in the second 6-3 and force a third set where Sydney would raise the ante remaining focused and composed as  she closed out 6-4...

SBDC reaches one million in disbursements to small businesses


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The Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has facilitated the disbursement of  over one million dollars to Bahamian micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and is on target to provide an additional one million dollars  to ten other entrepreneurs before its tuns one this September.

To-date, seventeen companies have received funding with assistance from the SBDC. Through the organization's grant committee, bank loans and investments from the Bahamas Venture Fund...

Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture Congratulates Mike Sands on his electoral win as NACAC President


The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture extends congratulations to Mike Sands on his monumental achievement on becoming the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Regional President for athletics.  In so doing, Mr. Sands will automatically ascend to a seat on the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Council, the global governing body for the sport of athletics.  Elections for the Presidency were held Tuesday 2 July, 2019 at the NACAC Congress in Queretaro, Mexico...

Closing Conclave for Latest Cohort of Local Government Junior Councilors


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The Ministry of Transport and Local Government held a 2018/2019 Junior Council Programme Closing Ceremony at SuperClubs Breezes, July 2, 2019.  The Junior Councilors of the programme represented 15 local government districts and 19 schools throughout The Bahamas. Over the past year, the students participated in a variety of community activities on their respective islands including beach clean-up -- adoption and restoration of beaches that house marine ecosystems -- donating food and care packages to underprivileged persons...

OAS and Amazon Agree to Empower Indigenous Youth in the Inter-American System


The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) will collaborate to train indigenous youth in the Inter-American System.

The purpose of the agreement signed between the two institutions is to train young people from the indigenous communities of the Americas to have a better understanding of the functioning of the OAS...

DNA Chairman: We are in a national crisis


Bahamians are in a state of hopelessness, frustration and annoyance by the recent blackouts that have become a part of everyday life in our country. The load shedding exercise being carried out by BPL is evidence that successive Free National Movement (FNM) and Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administrations including the current Minnis-led administration lack a viable plan for reliable and sustainable energy. Meanwhile, while the people sweat, PM Minnis and his entourage are in comfortable and air conditioned accommodation at a resort in St. Lucia...

Bahamas to represent Caribbean on FAO Council


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The Bahamas has been elected to serve on the Council of the 194-member Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Representing The Bahamas at the 41st Conference of the FAO were Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, Hon. Michael Pintard, Ambassador to the FAO, Her Excellency Verna Grant and National Correspondent for the FAO Delreese Moss-Grant. The Bahamas' expression of interest in serving in this capacity was unanimously supported by the countries from CARICOM...

Tax Appeal Commission training


The newly formed Tax Appeal Commission will participate in a week long intensive workshop as part of a thorough mobilization process for the unit. The training takes place July 1-5 and underscores the purpose of the Tax Appeal Commission Bill, 2019.

Mr. Robert Olding, Senior Managing Partner of Finance Training Solutions from the International Monetary Fund Legal Department is conducting the workshop...

PM Minnis challenges CARICOM tourism ministers to come up with new plan to grow regional tourism


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis urged CARICOM tourism leaders to explore new ways that the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) can more effectively work with member countries to contribute to the growth of tourism in the region.

Prime Minister Minnis is the representative for tourism in CARICOMs Quasi-Cabinet. The Prime Minister and Allen Chastanet, the Prime Minister of St. Lucia and CARICOM Chairman, met with ministers of tourism and senior officials on Tuesday evening...

Public School Scholars share stories of paths to success


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Rayshon Neymour, a graduate of Anatol Rodgers, attended 10 schools throughout his life and had to overcome what may be considered insurmountable challenges. His parents were unmarried teenagers.  His mother did not attend her schools graduation ceremony because she was pregnant with him.

Almost every year I had to pack up my Georgie bundle, he said...

Department of Inland Revenue participates in Financial Modeling Workshop


The Department of Inland Revenue will participate in a 3-day intensive training workshop to reinforce Excel functions through financial modeling to enhance data interpretation within the unit. The hands-on program is organized by the International Business & Economic (IBE) Forum and will take place from July 2-4.

The IBE Forum is a training platform that provides professional training programs and opportunities for continuing professional development...

Bahamas and St. Lucia Prime Ministers Delivery Units take part in learning exchange


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Chief Operating Officer of the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit, Mrs. Viana Gardiner, met with members of the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit in St. Lucia on Tuesday, 2 July as part of a learning exchange between the two Units.

Discussions focused on safety and security, and education, which are among the key priorities shared by both Units. The Units also shared information on shared strategies to implement effective performance management...

Address by Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet at CARICOM 40TH Conference


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I consider it a great honour to preside over this 40th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of the Caribbean Community.

I want to welcome our specially invited guests to this conference and hope that this experience enables you to gain a deeper insight into what we as Caribbean people are facing so that we may gain your understanding and support...

RBPF: Traffic Fatality has left a male dead


Reports are that on Sunday 30th June 2019, police were called to the East Sunrise Highway area, where a male was struck by a black Honda Civic vehicle travelling east on East Sunrise Highway and failed to stop. Police and EMS personnel were called to the scene. The pedestrian was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he was seen by doctor who listed his injuries as serious. Police later located the black Honda Civic vehicle and the 26 year old driver who is from Grand Bahama...

RBPF WANTED: 26 yr. old Jeremiah Andrews-Forbes of Nassau


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Police are seeking the publics assistance in locating the following person who is wanted for questioning in connection with an attempted murder investigation. 
Wanted is:

Jeremiah Andrews-Forbes aka Jaddy age 26 years. His last known address is Mantol Street, Montel Heights...

RBPF Nassau: Police are investigating the countrys latest homicide - Police investigates traffic fatality


Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Tuesday 2nd July, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.

According to reports, shortly before 3:00pm, a male was standing on the corner of Ragged Island Street and Andros Avenue, when the occupants of a gray vehicle pulled up and opened fire in direction, hitting him to the body...

Commander Defence Force Tours RBDF Rangers Camp


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Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, was given a first-hand view of the the Rangers Leadership Summer Camp in action on Monday past.

The camp is being conducted on the campus of R. M. Bailey Senior High School with more than 90 Rangers cadets from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers attending the camp, now in it 4th year of existence...

Bishop Boyd calls on the Governor General His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith


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The Rt. Reverend Laish Zane Boyd, Sr., Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands, paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, at Government House, July 2, 2019. 

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Minister Elsworth Johnson sworn in at Government House


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The Hon. Elsworth Johnson (left) was sworn in as Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration by Governor General His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith during a swearing in ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

Minister Of State For Grand Bahama Remarks: BTVI ICT Summer Programme Launch


Through the YMCA, sponsored by the Government, The ICT Robotic/ Ins- emulation program launched in January 2019 and went on for a duration of 6 months. Through this program, 70 Grand Bahamian students from junior high schools across the islands (Grades 7-9) underwent intense, hands on training in programs such as Python Application, Computer Coding, Robotic Stimulation, Computer Technology, as well as Mathematics and Physics related skills training. As the program now nears completion, these 70 students are eligible to receive certification in these disciplines...

Island Yogurt Outstanding Student Celebration


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School students recognized for academic performance, extra-curricular involvement and leadership skills at a special event hosted by Island Yogurt.

The second annual Island Yogurt Outstanding Student Celebration was held for 25-students from various schools throughout the island of Grand Bahama.  Kimberley Brown, co-owner of Island Yogurt, highlighted that the annual event was designed to recognize and reward deserving students nominated by their school administrators...

RBDF Rangers (Eleuthera) Passing out Parade


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A total of 54 students became full-fledged Rangers on the island of Eleuthera after they were recently inducted into the Royal Bahamas Defence Forces (RBDF) Rangers Program.

Held on the school grounds of the North Eleuthera High School, Lower Bogue, relatives and friends assembled to witness the induction of the young students who successfully completed the training...

PM Minnis has Briefing with St. Lucia's Prime Minister Allen Chastanet


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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, currently in St. Lucia for CARICOM, had a briefing this morning with St. Lucia's Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet.  PM Minnis is pictured at the briefing with Mrs. Patricia Minnis, and also introducing Long Island's Member of Parliament and Executive Chairman of the Water & Sewerage Corporation, Adrian Gibson, to PM Chastanet. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

DNA: Debate is about economic empowerment and equal opportunity


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The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has reviewed comments attributed to the Hon. Brent Symonette regarding his unceremonious resignation from the Cabinet of The Bahamas.

The DNA condemns any and all attempts to further divide Bahamians along racial lines in an environment polarized by political tribalism as created by the Free National Movement (FNM) and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). The DNA is the unifying force for Bahamians of all races, gender...

'Pigs of Paradise' returns home to sold-out audience


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The film based on the swimming pigs has arrived back home in The Bahamas, continuing its world tour after stops in Fort Lauderdale and the Cannes International Film Festival in Southern France.

On Saturday, Pigs of Paradise screened to a sold-out crowd at the Island House Cinema.

Charlie Smith, the director of the film, participated in a question and answer period with the audience, alongside Peter Nicholson, the executive producer...

Prime Minister Minnis on the appointment of Hon. Elsworth Johnson


I am pleased that the Hon. Elsworth Johnson has accepted the appointment as Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration. He has served as a minister of state in the Government for the past two years. 

I am confident that Mr. Johnson will work diligently to help to secure and promote our financial services sector. 

He will also be responsible for helping to promote trade and industry as the Government continues to secure greater Bahamian and international investments in our economy, including throughout the Family Islands...


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