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RBPF Grand Bahama: Operation Blackout


Reports are that on Friday 5th October 2018 between the hours of 5pm and 2am, officers executed search warrants on five residence in the Freeport area and arrested (5) suspects for possession of dangerous drugs, illegal firearms and ammunition in separate incidents.

Officers took into possession a quantity of ammunition, (2) imitation firearm, (2) packages of suspected marijuana weighing (2) lbs. and (15) foil wraps of suspected marijuana...

Consular Annex Hosts Reception For Minister Lloyd


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The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Bahamas Minister of Education, urged Bahamian students who attended a reception held in his honour at the Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex, 1025 Vermont  Avenue, N.W., on Friday night, October 5, to study hard and after graduation  return home to help build the nation.

Mr. Lloyd, who earlier in the week participated in the regular meeting of Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS)...

News item on Tropical Storm Leslie


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NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM LESLIE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM SATURDAY 06TH OCTOBER 2018.

LESLIE TURNING EASTWARD OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC

AT 11:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LESLIE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.7NORTH AND LONGITUDE 55.8 WEST OR ABOUT 630 MILES NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA...

National Honours Awards 2018 Annual Investiture


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As required by the National Honours Act 2016, Her Excellency, the Governor-General, the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling, will conduct the annual Investiture of National Honours on Monday, 8th October 2018 at Mount Fitzwilliam.

The names of honourees was announced by the Governor-General on 10th July as advised by the Prime Minister on the recommendations of the National Honours Advisory Committee. Accordingly...

Former Parliamentarian Earl Vincente Thompson, Sr. Laid to Rest


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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Parliamentarians, Archbishop of Nassau the Most Reverend Patrick Christopher Pinder and senior government officials joined family and friends at the State-Recognized Funeral for the late former Parliamentarian Earl Vincente Thompson, Sr. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, October 5, 2018.

The service was officiated by Father Glen C. Nixon and Interment followed at St. Augustines Monastery, Fox Hill...

Invest in our Youth Today. Create a Better Tomorrow


The Caribbean is a youthful region, with over 60% of the population under the age of 30 years.  The inclusion of youth is central to regions economic development and as such the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union are supporting 8 youth owned agro-processing businesses from across the CARIFORUM to participate in the Caribbean Week of Agricultures Market Place...

Earthquake warning for The Southeast Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands


THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED AN ALERT FOR AN EARTHQUAKE 8:45 PM EDT SATURDAY, 06TH OCTOBER, 2018.

AN EARTHQUAKE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 8:35 PM AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.9 ON THE RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED IN THE MONA PASSAGE BETWEEN HAITI AND CUBA.

BDB Cascarilla Development Program Town Hall Meetings


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In continuing to fulfill its mandate to expand the Bahamian economy, The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) in conjunction with our collaborative partner the Department of Cooperatives, held Town Hall meetings on September 27th and 28th,2018 in Crooked Island and Acklins, where there were thirty (30) and sixty (60) attendees respectively. 

BDB received an overwhelming amount of support from residents, as they showed keen interest in advancing the industrialization of cascarilla...

Cabinet Office - National Heroes Day


The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Monday, October 8, 2018 will be observed as National Heroes Day.  As a result, stores wishing to do so may open for business on this holiday during normal business hours.

Employers are to note, however, that employees who are normally not required to work on holidays must be paid wages in accordance with section 10 (a) of the Employment Act...

Past and Present CTO Chairmen take 'Bolt' Pose at Wrapup of SOTIC


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At final day of State of Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) 2018 at Atlantis, Paradise Island, October 1- 5, 2018 Bahamas Minister of Tourism & Aviation, and Former Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, right, and current CTO Chairman Dominic Fedee today, took a 'Usain Bolt pose' at the closing press conference, symbolizing the spirit of the summit's dialogue and progressive outcomes.  Delegates from across the Caribbean region participated in the talks. 

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...

BTC Celebrates a legacy of excellence with H.O. Nash


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BTC proudly celebrated with its adopted school, H.O. Nash last Thursday as they recognized top performers during the schools Annual Awards Ceremony. BTC provided the top student, Jasmine Anderson with a laptop computer. Jasmine was awarded for Best Performance in the BJC examinations, receiving an outstanding nine As and one B. Vandaleeza Hepburn and Jafari Miller both received 8As and 2Bs respectively and were awarded smart phones. BTC also provided gift bags for all twenty-one students...

Caribbean Seeks Airline Interlinks


The Islands Of The Bahamas and a number of Caribbean airlines are looking for ways to join forces in an effort to boost travel within the region.

During the Sky Is The Limit workshop at the State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) at Atlantis Paradise Island this week, officials sought to trade ideas on how to make travel to and within the Caribbean less complex...

URCA Launches Consumer Education Tours in Acklins and Crooked Island


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A key function of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is Consumer Education.  URCA recently launched its 2018 Family Island tour in the southern Bahamas with visits to the islands of Acklins, Crooked Island and Long Cay.  

During the visits, town hall meetings were held in Acklins and Crooked Island providing residents with important information regarding their rights and obligations...

Public notice: Immigration Department's Fun Run Walk - Postponed


The Sports, Social and Welfare Committees of Bahamas Immigration Department have announced that due to circumstances beyond their control,
the Immigration Department's 5k Fun, Run, Walk scheduled for Saturday
6th October 2018 at 6am, has been postponed until further notice.

The Department deeply regrets and apologizes for any inconvenience caused...

Doctors Hospital launches country's most advanced MRI technology


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Doctors Hospital today announced that patients and physicians now have access to the countrys first-ever digital broadband Magnetic Resonance Imaging system: the Ingenia 3.0T from Philips Healthcare.

This revolutionary machine is designed to quickly perform high-quality MR scans with a high level of patient comfort. Ingenia 3.0T can significantly reduce the patients exam time and has a wide opening to accommodate patients of varying size, age, and physical condition...

Crazy Rich Asians - Movie review by Roun Robinson


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When a young woman visits the foreign land of her parents birth to meet her boyfriends family on the occasion of his best friends wedding, she is caught off-guard on learning significant details about his status in that part of the world. She soon learns that being on his arm puts a target on her back where local socialites are concerned and the disapproval of his mother complicates matters in ways she never imagined...

Local Psalmist Garners support for Album


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Psalmist and popular gospel singer Allison Rolle is continuing to expand her ministry (AMR Music Ministry) by making tours, sharing her most recent single project Abide with Me.

Just a few months ago, she released the CD with three singles, but intends to release a full album by the end of this year. For this reason, she has been sharing her project and seeking partners to bring her larger body of work to full production...

Ports International sponsors Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Groups Celebration of Life


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Ports International is a proud sponsor of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group, and joins in the fight against cancer by donating funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group was launched as a non-profit charitable group for women diagnosed with Breast Cancer. In their quest to offer hope and support to hundreds of women infected with the disease in the Bahamas, members of the Surgical Suite Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group will hold a fund-raising Dinner Dance under the theme "A Celebration of Life"...

RBPF Grand Bahama: Found drugs


Reports are that Drug Enforcement Unit Officers in Grand Bahama on Thursday 4th October 2018, shortly before 9:00pm, acting on information, went to Abaco Drive, where they searched a bushy area and discovered a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana. There were no arrest in this matter.

Weight of the suspected marijuana is 2lbs...

PM Minnis holds Town Meetings in Acklins, Crooked Island on Outcomes of His UN Trip


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis is leading a delegation throughout the Family Islands to hold Town Meetings on outcomes of his recent trip to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York City.  On Thursday, October 4, he held discussions at the Ezekiel Thompson Centre in Cabbage Hill, Crooked Island, and then at the Spring Point Community Centre in Acklins.  Among those accompanying the Prime Minister are Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield, who was part of the delegation to the UN...

Youth Congress Winner at State of Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) 2018


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Youth Congress at the State of Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) 2018 on Paradise Island, October 1-5: Winner of the congress, October 4, was Bryanna Hylton of Jamaica (pictured seated).  Hosted by the Islands of The Bahamas, SOTIC of the Caribbean Tourism Organization puts forward the theme: 'Rejuvenate.  Recreate.  Reconnect.  New Directions for Caribbean Tourism.'  The conference was officially opened by Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, and addressed by Bahamas Minister of Tourism & Aviation, and CTO Chairman, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar.  (BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)

Bahamas Brand Exposed to Hispanic Community of South Florida


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Hundreds of Hispanics from the S. Florida community were recently exposed to The Islands Of The Bahamas brand as a result of  the Florida marketing team of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourisms sponsorship of the La Mano Hispana 2018 Art Gallery Opening Night at the  Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment, Hialeah (Miami),Florida.

The Bahamas sponsorship of the event came about through its partnership with the City of Hialeah Floridas Communications and Special Events Department.  October is Hispanic Heritage Month and participating as a title sponsor at La Mano Hispana Art Gallery Event enabled us to tap into the Hispanic market...

Bahamas Alliance for the Blind announces the 2018 "Blindness Awareness Month"


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The Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BABVI) announced the 2018 "Blindness Awareness Month" on Wednesday under the theme: "Make Provisions to Preserve Your Vision". BABVI's month of activities will run from Sunday, September 30 to Sunday October 28, beginning with a service of thanksgiving at United Faith Ministries International.

This year, BABVI wants to stress to the general public the need for regular eye examinations and sight screenings as a part of preventative care. Opthalmic Nurses from the Ministry of Health are partnering with the alliance for blindness awareness month and their aim is to focus on "preventable blindness" that comes about through non-communicable diseases such as Diabetes and high blood pressure...

American Airlines to Increase Daily Flights between Chicago and Nassau


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Starting next summer American Airlines will offer year-round service between Chicago and Nassau, the blossoming of a route that began as a seasonal winter service. The move strengthens the carriers commitment to the destination, rounding out its current roster of flights to The Bahamas from Charlotte, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington D.C and Dallas/Fort Worth.

American has a long and proud history in The Bahamas and we look forward to continuing to strengthen our footprint next summer as our Nassau-Chicago service begins to operate year-round, said Alfredo Gonzalez...

Make your Friday Night Sizzle at Portobellos


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Kick-start your weekend by joining us at Portobellos for a buffet every Friday night for authentic island  flavors and classic Bahamian cuisine.

Choose from our extensive menu selections while enjoying live entertainment at Grand Lucayans Friday Night Buffet.

Every Friday from 6pm-10pm | Contact 242-373-1333 for further information...

Mock CEDAW Session allows students to hear and present women's issues


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Minister of Social Services and Community Development Frankie Campbell led a mock session of CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of  Discrimination Against Women) on Monday, inviting high schoolers and college students to attend and be updated on the Bahamas' progress. He presented to the students, along with other stakeholders, in the same fashion that he will present to the United Nations body when he leads a delegation to Geneva, Switzerland on October 21...

The Academy Womens Initiative with events In Los Angeles And London


LOS ANGELES, CA The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with E! Entertainment and Swarovski, announced today the launch of Action: The Academy Womens Initiative, comprised of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, the Academy Directory and annual events, all designed to create opportunities for female filmmakers to connect, share their stories and celebrate inclusion. This years events will take place on October 15 in London and October 30 in Los Angeles, and will see the announcement of the first two recipients of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women...

World Teachers Day Minister's Message 2018


Message From The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister Of Education For World Teachers Day, 2018 On Friday, 5th October, 2018:

It is an honor for me to have this opportunity to commemorate World Teachers Day 2018 with our venerated educators from around the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.                                                  

I wish to first applaud all of the hard-working teachers on this extraordinary day that was set aside especially so that we can highlight you as our most vital contingent of nation builders.

World Teachers Day is recognized by over 100 countries as a day to not only celebrate our educators...

DPM Hon. K. Peter Turnquest pays respects to the Late Mr. Earl Thompson, Sr.


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Bid Farewell from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest to Former Parliamentarian the late Mr. Earl Thompson, Sr., who lies in state in the Foyer of the House of Assembly today.  The public is invited to pay their respects throughout the day.  There will be a State-Recognized Funeral for Mr. Thompson at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral tomorrow morning.  

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

PM Minnis and Officials pay respects at Lying-in-State of the Late Mr. Earl Thompson, Sr.


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis paid his respects at the Lying-in-State this morning of Former Parliamentarian, the late Mr. Earl Thompson, Sr., at the House of Assembly, Parliament Square.  Also paying respects were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest and other Cabinet Ministers, Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis, President of the Senate the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie, and other officials.  The House Speaker is also pictured greeting family members of Mr. Earl Thompson, Sr...

The Governor General pays respects at Lying-in-State of the Late Earl Thompson, Sr.


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Former Member of Parliament, the late Mr. Earl Thompson, Sr. lies in state in the Foyer of the House of Assembly, Parliament Square, today.   Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling paid her respects this morning.  There will be a State-Recognized Funeral for Mr. Thompson at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on Friday morning, October 5, with interment at the Monastic Cemetery at St. Augustine's...

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan every Friday and Saturday


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Sushi so fresh it may wriggle of your plate

Sushi back at Grand Lucayan! Join us at Capri a la Carte Fine Dining Restaurant every Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm.  

Choose from extensive menu selections and catch the perfect sushi dinner.
Take away available as well...

Bahamas Developers Association Meets with Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest


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With more than $1 billion in real estate development pending from Abaco to Exuma and concerns about recent changes in tax policy, the newly-formed Bahamas Developers Association met this week with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest.

There was a grave concern among developers about a change in the ability to claim back costs on VAT returns when the budget that took effect July 1 was announced, said a spokesperson...

RBPF WANTED: 20 year old Kevin Isiah Williams of Freeport, Grand Bahama


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Police in Grand Bahama need your assistance in locating 20 year old Kevin Isiah Williams aka POW of #23 Independence Avenue, Freeport, Grand Bahama. He is described as standing at 62 tall, weighing 165lbs., with medium brown complexion and thin built. He is wanted by the Central Detective Unit for Grievous Harm and Armed Robbery.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Kevin Isiah Williams, please contact the Central Detective Unit in Grand Bahama at telephone numbers 350-3107...

A call for critical thinking as we move our tourism industry forward


Please see enclosed jointly written OP-ED piece from BNT Executive Director Eric Carey and One Eleuthera Foundation CEO Shaun Ingraham

Experts estimate that by the year 2028, a mere decade away, tourism will directly and indirectly contribute over 60% of the Bahamian gross domestic product (GDP). That being the case, we simply cannot afford to make material and ongoing mistakes in this sector. As Bahamians, we owe it to ourselves to assure our political representatives approach the subject of tourism with the utmost care, attention and critical thinking...

Caribbean Cure SIAL, Paris


For generations, Caribbean grandmothers have steeped and brewed indigenous herbs, roots and even bush, convinced of their ability to cure just about any ailment.  When two young entrepreneurs in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago decided to pay homage to this tradition, not even in their wildest dreams did they imagine that their earthy concoctions would be dubbed among the worlds most innovative foods...

Freeport Commercial Property website launched


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - CircleMallfpo.com has been launched to provide comprehensive information on for persons and entities interested in purchasing Freeport, Grand Bahama Island's premiere commercial real estate offering by Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty. The centrally located building sits on a 4.5 acre lot with close proximity Grand Bahama International Airport and downtown Freeport. WIth an 80,000 Sq feet interior and 25 foot high ceilings , the building is ideal for single or a multi-purpose usage. The investor has great flexibility to execute their creative vision.

The international Investor would be happy to note that Freeport, is just 86 miles from West Palm Beach...

SOTIC Opens In The Islands Of The Bahamas


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In his keynote address to the opening ceremony of the State of Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) yesterday, October 2, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis urged delegates to turn the Caribbean into a global tourism centre. The regions premier tourism conference is being held this week, October 1-5, at Atlantis Paradise Island.

SOTIC is a meeting of the minds that brings together over 300 delegates from around the Caribbean tourism ministers, directors, executives, strategic partners, tourism business executives and everyone involved directly or indirectly in tourism...

CTO Board of Directors at State of Tourism Industry Conference 2018


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Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Board of Directors are pictured, October 2, in the lead up to opening ceremonies for 2018 State of Tourism Industry Conference at Atlantis, Paradise Island this week. Bahamas Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio DAguilar, is pictured seated fifth right; CTO Chairman Dominic Fedee (St. Lucia), sixth right; and CTO Secretary General, Hugh Riley, seventh right.  Bahamas Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu is pictured standing sixth right. 

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...

Gallinaro and Teply to Be Youngest Skippers in Nassau


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Theyre young and talented and the Star Sailors League Finals 2018 will be their first time racing a Star boat and racing one against the other. Ondrej Teply (CZE) and Guido Gallinaro (ITA) both freshly crowned Junior World Champions 2018 in the Finn and Laser Radial class respectively.

Both started sailing very young and both went racing in Optimist national regattas as soon as they turned eight. Sailing, for both of them, was a passion written in their DNA. Before they were able to be at the helm themselves, they would go and watch regattas from the RIBs.

St. Andrew's International School Wins Top National Arts Festival Award


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The St. Andrew's International School achieved the Governor General's Award at the 59th Annual E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Awards Ceremony and Honours Concert, on September 27, 2018, in the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutherland, Senior Cultural Officer with responsibility for the Festival Sonovia Pierre...

Recording Academy Statement on Geoff Emerick


Geoff Emerick was a universally respected producer and engineer who brought creative boldness and innovation to countless recordings throughout his legendary career. In the 1960s, Emerick played a pivotal role in shaping the Beatles' signature sound, having lent his expertise to several of the group's groundbreaking albums, including Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour, and "The White Album," among others...

Academy presents Careers in Film Summit in Los Angeles, London, Atlanta and New York


The Academy will present its 4th annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 6, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The day-long event will provide high school and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry from Academy governors and members, Oscar-winning and nominated filmmakers, and other industry professionals. The summit will feature such panelists as director Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and the Wasp), producer Nina Jacobson (Crazy Rich Asians), Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Mudbound), Oscar-nominated composer Mark Isham (A River Runs through It) and singer-songwriter Goapele (#WhereIsBeauty)...

PM Minnis challenges the region to broaden its tourism brand


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis called on the region to broaden its Caribbean brand in tourism and recreate a new direction forward.

He was delivering the keynote address at the State of Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) 2018 on Tuesday evening in the Grand Ballroom of Atlantis, Paradise Island. 
 
The week-long conference explores possibilities and opportunities under the theme: Rejuvenate. Recreate. Reconnect. New Directions for Caribbean Tourism....

Sterling Bank & Trust Limited Appoints Todd M.J. Beneby as Managing Director


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Sterling Bank & Trust Limited, an affiliate of Sterling Global Financial, today announced the appointment of Todd M.J. Beneby as the Banks Managing Director. Mr. Beneby will be responsible for formulating the Banks overall direction, identifying strategic initiatives and leading policy development in the areas of standards, compliance and customer care.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Beneby as Managing Director of Sterling Bank & Trust as the bank enjoys unprecedented opportunity for expansion in its core arenas of property development financing and wealth management, said David Kosoy, Chairman and CEO.

National Advisory Council encourages public engagement on Local Government


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The National Advisory Council on Local Government for New Providence has been taking their consultation process to the nation during the month of September to encourage widespread engagement from residents in New Providence and the nation at large. The large volume of radio calls and texts messages coupled with a dramatic increase in engagements on committees social media pages is evidence of the tremendous level of public interest that exists and denotes further that the Committee's efforts are proving fruitful.

Council Members Ed Fields and Acting Director of Local Government, Brenda Colebrook kicked off the last week of radio appearances by taking their message to the thousands of listeners who tune in to the nationally syndicated ZNS show...

Grand Bahama Island Birders' Summer 2018 Activities


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Members of GBIBs supported the "March for the Ocean" and thereby demonstrated that eliminating beach and marine debris is vital for the survival of marine life as well as shore and seabirds!

The event was organized by Coral vita, a company that is establishing itself on Grand Bahama Island. The principals of Coral vita, Sam Teicher and Gator Halpern are dedicated to reef restoration throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean...

RBPF Missing: 14 year old Philippa Kelly of Nassau, Bahamas


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Police are seeking the publics help in locating a juvenile female who has been reported missing by family members.  

Missing is Philippa Kelly, age 14 years of Mark Avenue, Pinewood Gardens. 
Kelly is described as being slim build with brown complexion...

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates overnight armed robbery


Police on New Providence are seeking the publics assistance in solving an armed robbery which occurred overnight.

According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018, a woman was standing outside her 2008 purple Nissan Note license # AQ2627 on Victor Street, Twynam Heights, when she was approached by two men armed with firearms, who robbed her of her purse before getting into her vehicle and speeding away...

20 New Grand Bahama Shipyard Apprentices Join BTVI


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The Grand Bahama Shipyard recently launched its 2018 apprenticeship cohort with 20 students attending the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

The apprentices will be taking courses in good housekeeping, incident reporting, safety, basic industry information and procedures at the shipyard. They will also learn basic draftsman skills and use of relevant materials. After four years of training and upon successful completion of the program, the apprentices will be offered positions such as engine mechanics, welders, pipefitters and electricians.

New Policy Framework for The Public Private Partnership Initiative (PPP)


The Government has established a formal policy for public private partnerships (PPP) that sets out clear definitions and terms to govern the process of identifying, screening, procuring and managing PPPs, including how to treat unsolicited proposals.

Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest noted:  In the past, the term PPP has been used in broad, often metaphorical terms to account for any number of projects, including those categorized asjoint ventures...

The Governor General at Girl Guides Fair


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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the Girls Guides Fair held at Arawak Cay on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

Mingoes soccer side wins preseason scrimmage, prepares to defend BFA title


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The UB Mingoes soccer team defeated Dynamos Football Club 3-0 in a preseason scrimmage Sunday as the Mingoes look to defend its Bahamas Football Association championship title.

Stuart Hanna, the teams leading scorer last season, scored twiceonce on a penalty and in the 80th minute. Tevin Lewis scored the other goal for The Mingoes in the 65th minute in the match at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field...

Tourism's Earlston McPhee Honoured at State of Tourism Industry Conference


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At State of Tourism Industry Conference currently at Atlantis, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) honoured Bahamas Ministry of Tourism's Earlston McPhee for long service contribution to Sustainable Tourism, October 2, 2018.  Mr. McPhee is pictured at podium; and in group accepting award, with Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu, right; CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley, left; and CTO/Sustainable Tourism Specialist, Amanda Charles.   (BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)

Sports Minister encourages Bahamian MLB player to continue to give back to his community


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Bahamian professional Major League Baseball player, Chavez Young, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, during her recent visit to Grand Bahama.

Minister Rolle received Young and his father, Clayton Young, at the Office of the Prime Minister on Friday, September 28, 2018, during which time Minister Rolle announced her Ministrys intention to initiate an Athletic Ambassador Program to encourage the support, representation and ongoing interaction of Bahamian-born and bred athletes...

1st Bahamas Boys Brigade Honourees call on Governor General of The Bahamas


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The 1st Bahamas (Nassau) Company of Boys Brigade Honourees called upon Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government House on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

GB Junkanoo groups excited to receive seed funding early


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Junkanoo leaders in Grand Bahama were excited to have the Minister of Culture in town on Friday, September 28, 2018.  The Minister presented them with their seed funding for this years Junkanoo parades.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle said that the distribution of the funds this early in the year was historic within itself. Normally, funding for Junkanoo groups are distributed in December, during which time many of the groups would have completed their costumes and Junkanoo pieces...

Lyford Cay International Schools Swing for Scholarships supports Outstanding Students


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Lyford  Cay  International  School  (LCIS)  held  its fourth Swing for Scholarships golf event on  Friday  14  September  2018  and  successfully  raised  over  $20,000  to  benefit  the  schools Scholarship Fund.

Golf  enthusiasts  took  part  in  a  four-person  team  scramble  at  the  Lyford  Cay  Club  Golf  Course.  Because  of  the  generosity  of  Master  Sponsor  CornrTrader (www.cornertrader.com),  100%  of  the  team  sponsor  proceeds  will  directly  support  the  Scholarship  Fund  that  helps  many  Bahamian  students  attend  LCIS.  The  event  took  place just  one  day  after  CornrTrader,

American Cancer Society highlights FMU Bahamian students Not on My Campus awareness campaign


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A recent public health study projects more than 1 million college students will die prematurely from cigarette smoking. When it comes to tobacco use, Florida Memorial University (FMU) undergraduates are declaring: Not on My Campus! Three FMU students, Raven Hanna, Kyla Harvey, and Hannique Roberts, are all from the Bahamas. They earned recognition as American Cancer Society (ACS) Tobacco Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI) Scholars and were collectively awarded $2000. The scholastic trio will lead on-going efforts to promote and support the universitys smoke-free policy...

Maritime Authority Gives Report on Four C's Adventures Boating Incident in Exuma


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Board Members of the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) presented the government with a report of their findings following the marine safety investigation into an explosion resulting in the loss of life and injuries onboard a 37-foot charter boat at Exuma on 30th June 2018. The operator of the vessel was Four C's Adventures company.  A press conference led by Chairman of the BMA, Mrs. Denise Lewis-Johnson, was held at the Ministry of Transport on Monday, 1st October.  According to Captain Dwayne Hutchinson, the exact cause of the explosion could not be determined due to the significant damage sustained during and after the explosion...


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Brice Limousine - Freeport Grand Bahama