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DPM Turnquest debunks headline that falsely stated, 'Wynn Groups offer for Grand Lucayan strip accepted'

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Friday, December 8th, Deputy Prime Minster, MP and Bahamas Minster of Finance, Hon Perter Turnquest was the guest speaker at The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board's Directors meeting and luncheon held at the Grand Lucayan. At the luncheon, Minster Turnquest spoke on a number of issues. One of the most notable was his reference to the Newspaper headline, 'Wynn Groups offer for Grand Lucayan strip accepted.'  Chuckling...

DPM Turnquest noted that, Grand Bahama is at it's lowest point in terms in tourism he said that, "Abaco is now outstripping Grand Bahama in terms of numbers and in terms of contributions to GDP.

PM: Opportunity to Improve Lives of All Bahamians is A Great Privilege


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The opportunity to improve the lives of all Bahamians is the greatest privilege of serving as Head of Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said recently.
 
I am motivated every day by a commitment to social justice and the common good, Prime Minister Minnis said. I am motivated by the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable in our land.

Any privilege that does not issue forth in helping the least amongst us is privilege that is wasted. I

RBPF Nassau: Police seek public's help in overnight murder - Police issues public appeal to motorist


Police are searching for the suspect/s responsible for a shooting that has left one male dead on Friday 8th December, 2017.

According to reports shortly after 9:30pm, Police received a report that a male was sitting in a vehicle on Farrington Road off Boyd Road, when a Japanese vehicle pulled up. A male came from this vehicle armed with a firearm and shot the victim before speeding off. The male was pronounced dead on the scene...

Paint Fair Customer Appreciation this Saturday - Dec 9th


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Its Paint Fairs Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday December 9th

15% off storewide, up to 25% off selected items, free hotdogs with purchases and great giveaways every hour.

Paint Fair is located on West Settler's Way & Peach Tree Street...

Remarks by Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe at CDEMA Awards and Gala Dinner at Melia Nassau Beach Resort


Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Im privileged to address you tonight, as you bring to a close your conference, which undoubtedly has proven both educational and enlightening for its participants.

The Government of the Bahamas is indeed appreciative that our nation is once again hosting this event, now into its tenth (10th) year.
 

Caribbean Youth Debate Disaster Management and Mitigation at CDM10


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At the 10th Caribbean Conference on Disaster Management, young people took front and centre stage with the CDM10  Youth Programme. On Thursday, December 7, 2017 young people from the 18 Participating States engaged in insightful debate on: The Role of Adolescents in Disaster Mitigation. The debate was followed by a Youth Cultural/Performing Arts Explosion. The Bahamas is the host of the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), December 4-9, 2017 at Melia Nassau Beach resort...

Bahamas signs Air Service Agreements with Qatar, Australia and Finland at ICAN 2017


Bahamas Signs Air Service Agreements with Qatar, Australia and Finland at ICAN 2017

The Hon. Dionisio DAguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, attending negotiations in Colombo, Sri Lanka signed three (3) Air Service Agreements (ASAs) on behalf of The Bahamas with Qatar, Australia and Finland. This brings a total of 11 ASAs agreed between The Bahamas and other countries.  Agreements were previously signed with the Netherlands (Curaao), Singapore, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Turkey and New Zealand...

Representative of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) pays courtesy call on Minister Symonette


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Simone Schwartz-Delgado, Senior Regional Protection Officer/Caribbean Protection Unit, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Washington, D.C. paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry's offices, December 7, 2017.

(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)...


Opening Remarks at Securities Commission of The Bahamas - Industry Meeting on the Investment Funds Bill, 2018


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Investment Funds Bill, 2017 Industry Meeting Thursday 7 December, 2:00 P.m. Andros Salon, Melia, Baha Mar Resort opening Remarks: Deputy Prime Minister The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, MP Minister Of Finance Commonwealth Of The Bahamas: SALUTATION

Thank you, Ms. Allen. I will accept the protocol established. Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.

I would like to thank the Securities Commission of The Bahamas for inviting me to open todays industry briefing.

The Star - Movie review by Roun Robinson


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This is the story of a young donkey who dreams of joining a traveling caravan with his dove best friend if he can escape the miller who owns him. During a successful escape attempt he finds his way into the home of a young carpenter and his pregnant wife who he stays with in hopes of not returning to a life of milling wheat, but he soon finds himself on an unexpected adventure.

Boaz is a young donkey who finds himself chasing after the humans Joseph and Mary after he discovers a plot to kill Marys unborn baby by King Herod...

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Friday, December 9th


Weather forecast for today and tonight, Friday 8th December 2017

General situation: High pressure over the area gradually shifts eastward ahead of an approaching frontal boundarylow level troughing across the Northwest Bahamas will produce pockets of unsettled weather today.

Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should be alert for the risk of rip currents mainly along the eastern shorelines in the Central & Southeast Bahamas...

RBPF Grand Bahama: Possession of dangerous drugs


A 27 year old male of South Bahamia is in police custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs.

Reports are that on Thursday 7th December 2017 shortly before 5:00pm, a 27 year old male while taking preparatory steps to travel to the U.S.A presented himself at security checkpoint at the Freeport Harbor, where he was found in possession of 2.5 lbs. of suspected cocaine with a street value of $25,000.00...

The Governor General of The Bahamas welcomes Organizers and Guests of Celebrating Women International


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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, seated centre, received the Organizers of Celebrating Women International and Specially Invited Guests of the Board of Governors in a Courtesy Call in the Drawing Room of Government House, December 1, 2017.  A Reception followed. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

Phluid Phactory & Passport Gang present the Black Bottle Concert live performance by RICK ROSS & FRIENDS - Dec 23rd


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - Phluid Phactory & Passport Gang Present The Black Bottle Concert Live Performance by RICK ROSS & FRIENDS  Saturday December 23rd, 2017  at Goombay Park, International Bazaar

Music by: Passport Gang Tiko T- DJ Reem - King D-Ano - DJ Slanks
Hosted By: Big Pun Gates open 10PM

Tickets Gen. Admission: $20| VIP $50| All Access $100...

Courtesy call by Ms. Eilleen Shania Twain, Country Singer, "You're Still The One"


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Country Singer & Songwriter, Eileen "Shania" Twain & Family paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister, December 7, 2017.  Pictured are Prime Minister

Minnis (centre right), Eileen Shania Twain (centre) & Family, with OPM Staff.  (Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)...

AOPA Thanks The Bahamas for Its on-going commitment to General Aviation


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Mr. Mark Baker, President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) recently thanked The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) for its ongoing commitment to general aviation (GA).

In a plaque presented to the Ministry, Mr. Baker thanked and commended the MOTA for its ongoing commitment to general aviation and for its outstanding support and dedication in the preparation of its 2017 Fly In to The Bahamas from Tampa, Florida

RBPF: Large drugs sezure in Andros


According to reports around 1:00pm on Wednesday 6th December, 2017 Drug Enforcement Unit Officers along with US Drug Enforcement Agents were on routine patrol in the North Andros area when they discovered a Marijuana field in the area of Owens Town. An estimated eight thousand (8,000) marijuana plants were uprooted.  

Then, shortly after 12:00 noon on Thursday 7th December, 2017 Drug Enforcement Officer and US Drug Enforcement Agents assisted by Officers from North Andros District, returned to a nearby area in Owens Town, Andros where they uncovered a second marijuana field. An estimated two thousand three hundred (2,300) marijuana plants were uprooted...

National Parenting Programmem makes appeal to maintain the family


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All efforts should be made to strengthen and maintain the family as it is the bedrock of a country, said Vaughn Miller, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development in his remarks to graduates of a National Parenting Programme.

I believe that your participation in the Parenting Education classes and the Parents Support Group, have prepared you to avoid some of the pitfalls of poor parenting challenges and becoming a statistic.  Be reminded that you are the first teachers for your children and youre vitally important to influencing healthy and productive citizens for The Bahamas, said Mr. Miller.

Restructuring and Insolvency Association formed in The Bahamas


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The Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (Bahamas) (RISA Bahamas) has been formed as a local professional body for those practicing restructuring and insolvency. A principle focus of the organization will be on professional education and training.

On 25 January 2017, RISA Bahamas was ratified as a member association of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL) which will aid in promoting the profile, reputation and capabilities of The Bahamas as a jurisdiction that is well versed in restructuring and insolvency matters...

Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities


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The Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development hosted several activities to commemorate National Womens Week 2017 being observed in The Bahamas November 26 through December 9.

The activities reflect the progress of Bahamian women, celebrate their accomplishments and address social issues impacting them.

The week incorporates the annual observance of National Womens Day, November 26, with recognition of the 25th anniversary of that day. This year in The Bahamas, the observance has been extended an additional week...

Director General of Bahamas Ministry of Tourism leads Training Seminar for oversees Sales and Marketing Team


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At a recent Bahamas Ministry of Tourism USA Sales and Marketing seminar, The Director General (DG) of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Mrs. Joy Jibrilu met with the team and took the opportunity to outline the business plan and priorities for Tourism in The Islands Of The Bahamas. The three- day seminar brought together the brightest minds to strategize on how to achieve the Ministrys goals moving forward into 2018.

The Director General expressed pleasure at the opportunity to meet with members of the team who are based across the U.S. including offices in New York, Atlanta, Florida, Houston and Toronto, Canada.  In sharing the long- term objectives of the Ministry of Tourism, the DG said that, "the tourism industry must be driven by initiative, innovation, and creativity."...

Citizen Security and Justice Programme - Employability Survey Link


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With two (2) days left before the registration process ends for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) Employability Survey, the Bahamas Department of Labour along with the Ministry of National Security makes final efforts to ensure that as many at-risk, unemployed youth between the ages of 16-29 years of age are able to fully embrace this opportunity for both soft skills and technical skills training and job placement.

The launch of the programme signals a step in the right direction towards an alternate approach to crime reduction and employability, targeted specifically towards youth that fall in the requisite categories.

Disability concerns all, says Parliamentary Secretary


Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, Vaughn Miller has affirmed The Governments commitment to creating a Bahamas in which all citizens can participate and benefit including persons with disabilities.

He said the Government cannot do it alone and acknowledged stakeholders including the church, NGOs, and civil society for their involvement in the delivery of services, support, policy implementation and opportunities to empower persons with disabilities...

RBPF Nassau: Firearm recovered - 72 drivers ticketed


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No community is safe without the full participation of its citizens in partnership with the police. This was demonstrated in the most patriotic way during the early morning hours of Thursday, 7th December, 2017.  

A community minded citizen notified the police of the discovery of a firearm at Antigua Street to which the police responded...

72 drivers ticketed: Officers from the Traffic Division took to the streets of New Providence and conducted road checks which resulted in a number of drivers being ticketed on Wednesday, 6th December, 2017. ..

Scotiabank Sponsors Charity Golf Tourney


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Scotiabank remains committed to supporting the communities in which it operates.  The Bank is a platinum sponsor of the 15th Annual Errol Browns Children in Need at Christmas Golf Tournament.

The Children in Need Charity continues to impact children living in The Bahamas in the most meaningful ways, said Nakera Symonette, Senior Manager of Marketing and Public Relations at Scotiabank.  We are proud supporters of the tournament as this partnership is aligned with Scotiabanks philanthropic focus...

RBPF Nassau: Illegal Firearm, dangerous drugs seized


Police has removed yet another firearm and a quantity of dangerous drugs from the street of New Providence in separate incidents, on Wednesday, 6 th December, 2017.

Intelligence led policing has led Drug Enforcement Officer s to conduct a search of a home on Willow Street, Pinewood Gardens, S hortly after 5 :00 am, where they found a 8 millimeter Kirmar Pistol . O ne (1) woman and two (2) men were arrested in connection with this matter.

Then, shortly after 3:00pm, Officers from the Eastern Division, acting on information searched an abandon house on Grant Street...

DPM Addresses IDB Fiscal Policy Frameworks Workshop


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The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest addressed the regional workshop Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Frameworks for the Caribbean Region, presented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The two-day event was held at the British Colonial Hilton, December 4 and 5, 2017 and brought together stakeholders including representatives of the IDB, government, Central Bank officials and regional policymakers for finance...

Women Parliamentarians call for More visibility of females to effect change in the Country


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There is a great need for women to come to the forefront of the decision-making processes in the country. This, according to female Parliamentarians, would ensure that issues relating to women are properly prioritized and addressed.

The Bahamas Branch of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) sponsored a luncheon for the spouses of parliamentarians, department heads, and senior female government officials at Lucianos of Chicago, December 4, 2017.  The event was held under the theme, Strong Women, Leaders Unite.

PM: Knowles Legacy Represents Best of Who We Are as a Country


The life legacy of Sir Durward Knowles represents the very best of what the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is as a country, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said recently.

Addressing the launch of the Sir Durward Knowles Centenary Scholarship Fund at Queens College as part of the celebrations surrounding the legendary sailor, Olympian, businessman, philanthropist and volunteers 100th birthday, Prime Minister Minnis said Sir Durwards legacy offers valuable life lessons for all Bahamians.

Head of Credit Suisse pays courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services


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Patrik Marti, Head of Credit Suisse, right, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry's Offices on December 6, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Raymond Bethel)...

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ESPNS Steve Levy, Desmond Howard & Laura Rutledge to Call 2017 Bahamas Bowl



Veteran ESPN SportsCenter anchor and college football commentator Steve Levy, 1991 Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP Desmond Howard and sideline reporter Laura Rutledge will call the 2017 Bahamas Bowl between UAB (8-4) and Ohio (8-4) for ESPN on Friday, Dec. 22 in Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Levy will call the play-by-play for his fourth Bahamas Bowl, Howard (analyst) is working his first Bahamas Bowl and Rutledge (sideline) is working her second Bahamas Bowl (2014)...

The Truth Must Be Taken- Movie review by Roun Robinson


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A former operative for a special operations branch of the military is now a vigilante seeking vengeance for the death of his family due to his involvement in a large conspiracy. As he executes all those responsible for the deaths, he teams with a former intelligence analyst in hiding due to information he uncovered as they decide if a current government security agent is worth the risk of being included in their circle of trust as it may endanger her life and those she loves.

Frank Castle is the vigilante known as the Punisher who is believed dead but as his alias of Pete Castiglione gets wrapped up in a conspiracy he thought was behind him he seeks to kill the man responsible...

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Tajikistan sign Diplomatic Relations



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On 5th December 2017, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Tajikistan formalised diplomatic relation through the execution of a Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations. The Joint Communique was signed on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by Her Excellency Ms. Sheila Carey, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations, and by His Excellency Mr. Mahamadamin Mahmadaminov, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the United Nations on behalf of the Government of Tajikistan...

Atlantis' Top Executives make courtesy call on Labour Minister


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Atlantis Resorts top senior executives recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. Minister Foulkes met with Atlantis new President and Managing Director, Ms. Audrey Oswell who was accompanied by Atlantis Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Mrs. Karen Carey and Atlantis Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Mr. Ed Fields.

The group discussed new developments taking place at the luxurious upscale resort, which is one of the countrys leading resorts as well as one of the countrys largest employers. Atlantis executives also discussed with Minister Foulkes plans for the future...

RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearms recovered, 1 man arrested - Police investigate an overnight shooting - 228 drivers ticketed


Illegal firearms recovered, 1 man arrested: Shortly after 1:00pm on Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 Anti-Gang and Firearms Officers and Officers of North Eastern Division acting on information went in the area of a carwash in the area of Mackey Street and Primrose Street, conducted a search of a property, where they recovered a Glock 21 pistol...

Police investigate an overnight shooting: Police have launched an island-wide manhunt for the suspect responsible for a shooting that has left three men in hospital on Tuesday, 5th December, 2017.

Shortly before 9:00pm, Police received a report that three men were in the area of a park on Nicholls Court in Yellow Elder Gardens when they were approached by a male armed with a firearm who shot them before fleeing...

Doctors Hospital Men Mentor Simpson Penn Students


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Each month, a group of Doctors Hospitals male Associates spends time mentoring the students at the Simpson Penn School for Boys. The Doctors Hospital Mentorship Team recently teamed up with the Church of Christ Transformers Group to take on the students in a game of basketball to reinforce teamwork and camaraderie.

For more than a year, this group of dedicated, community minded Doctors Hospital Associates has offered support and guidance to the young men during monthly visits to the school...

BTC shares Water for Monique with Eva Hilton Primary


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Second grade students got a real treat when the BTC Limitless Reading tour stopped at Eva Hilton Primary School. BTC brand ambassador and noted recording artist Nehemiah Hield read the book, Water for Monique. BTC launched its reading tour to share the importance of reading at an early age with children. The program will continue for the remainder of the school year, where the tour will visit schools throughout the Family Islands...

PM Minnis: Protecting and Boosting Financial Services Industry



The Bahamian financial services industry has been under threat for some time. Upon coming to office, some of our worse fears were realized when we found that this sector of the economy was in deeper trouble than anticipated because of negligence by the previous administration.

Despite The PLP administrations claim of being for the people, its lackluster and late-again approach to dealing with this very important part of the economy was about to land us in the very same position that caused a previous FNM administration to have to prevent the country from being blacklisted.

Since the election, the Government has been working to get our economy back on track...

Statement by I. Chester Cooper MP on the post Irma recovery efforts in Ragged Island


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Statement by I. Chester Cooper MP Exumas & Ragged Island PLP Deputy Leader ON December 5, 2017:

I note a story in todays Nassau Guardian Business section that quotes an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) official who remarked that it doesnt make sense to rebuild Ragged Island because it would be too costly.

With all due respect to the IDB, that academic assessment of Ragged Island is not something that the Bahamian people should at all take seriously.

PM Minnis urges Disaster Managers to develop new mindsets and protocols in Era of Super Storms


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The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended November 30 as the seventh most active season covering 166 years.
 
The season produced 17 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes, including six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) and was also the most active season since 2005.

The statistics are based on the Accumulated Cyclone Energy index, which measures the combined intensity and duration of the storms during the season...

Delegates at CDM10 sign Petition for advancing school safety


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At the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, delegates recommitted themselves to advancing school safety in the Caribbean. Pictured signing the Petition on Caribbean Safe School Programme are Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA and Captain Stephen Russell, Director, NEMA. The Bahamas is hosting the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), December 4 -9, 2017 at Melia Nassau Beach resort.  The conference is facilitated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and the involvement of its 18 Participating States: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda...

Star Sailors League Finals Tourney has Opening Ceremony at Government House


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Twenty-five of the worlds top sailors of Star Sailors League paid a Courtesy Call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on December 4, at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam.

Afterwards, the Sailors held their Official Opening Ceremony, also at Government House, for the Star Sailors League Finals to be held at Montagu Foreshore, a choice sailing spot, to be viewed worldwide this weekend, livestreamed for fans to enjoy the racing action...

Grace Jones to receive Bahamas International Film Festival Career Achievement Award



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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that iconic actress, singer, songwriter, supermodel, and record producer Grace Jones will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this years Film Festival, taking place December 10-17.

Serving as the Festivals most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor, BIFFs Career Achievement Award will be bestowed to Jones on the evening of Friday, December 15th...

DPM Tells Tourism Forum, Government committed to reducing structural impediments to economic growth


Cognizant of the current state of the countrys economic affairs, the Government is moving to crystalize measures to restore its financial status. Speaking at the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Associations (BHTA) 65th Annual General Meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said that topping the agenda is the reduction of debt and overall deficit. The AGM was held on Friday, December 1, at the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino.

High fiscal deficit and debt levels create pressure on the Government, divert considerable future resources to service the debt that could be used for other socio-economic priorities...

RBPF Nassau: Illegal firearm seized, 1 man arrested - Illegal firearms recovered - Firearms licensing office new operating hours


Illegal firearm seized, 1 man arrested:Police has taken an adult male into custody following the seizure of an illegal handgun on Monday 4th December, 2017...

Illegal firearms recovered:Shortly after 4:00pm on Monday 4th December, 2017 Anti-Gang and Firearms Officers acting on information went to a Community Park on McKinney Avenue, Stapleton Gardens...

Firearms licensing office new operating hours: The Royal Bahamas Police Force Firearms Licensing Office on University Boulevard will be open to the public from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 4pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am 2:00pm...

eLearning Pilot Programme Introduced at Willard Patton


Education officials and officials in the Economic Development and Planning Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister celebrated the launch of the Governments Over-the-Hill Rejuvenation Pre-Assessment Phase Programme Monday (December 4) with the introduction of the eLearning Pilot Project at the Willard Patton Pre-School, Augusta Street.

The eLearning Project is part of the Governments ongoing efforts for education reform, including through the use of technology and experience-based education...

CDM Youth Delegates get Disaster Management Message across to CR Walker Students


 
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CDM Youth Delegates presented elements of Comprehensive Disaster Management to CR Walker High School students at the school's Ju Ju Square, December 4, 2017.  The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is currently holding CDM: The Road to Resilience Check Point 2017 Building Resilience through Partnerships, at Meli Nassau Beach resort, December 4-9, 2017 facilitated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and 18 Participating States.  Photos show CDM Youth Delegates getting the message across. 

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PM Minnis launches Over-the-Hill Initiative with Pilot eLearning Project


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Preliminary work on the Minnis Administrations dream of empowering Over-the-Hill Communities throughout The Bahamas got underway Monday (December 4) at Willard Patton Early Learning Centre (Pre-School) with the launch of the Pilot eLearning Project.

The eLearning Project is a component of the Over-the-Hill Rejuvenation Pre-Assessment Phase.

Mondays launch was the first stage in a strategy Minnis Administration officials say will transform inner-city communities, and lead to the revitalization of those communities...

The Governor General at 'Sir Durward Knowles Day' Festivities at Queen's College


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Queen's College held a special 'Sir Durward Knowles Day,' December 4, with celebrations at the school in honour of the 100th birthday and accomplishments of Queen's College alumnus, Sir Durward Knowles.  The festivities were attended by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling and Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis.  In the photo are Sir Durward (centre), his wife, Lady Holly (centre right), Governor General HE Dame Marguerite Pindling (left), Sir Durward's daughter, Charlotte (right), and Principal of Queen's College, Andrea Gibson (standing just behind Lady Holly). 

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Caribbean Focusing on Resilience at CDM10 Conference


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The 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management opened just days after the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended, with stark reminders of how vulnerable the region is to catastrophic disasters.

The Hurricane Season ended on November 30, with countries in the region still recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which tore at the very fabric of economies, communities and the environment...

Bahamas International Film Festival announces official host venue for 2017 Nassau events


The prestigious Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), now entering its 14th edition, will be held at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and SLS Baha Mar hotels, the hottest new resort properties in The Bahamas. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director, Leslie Vanderpool.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and SLS Baha Mar are exceptional locations that have everything a major film festival needs - beautifully designed spaces, a wide variety of dining options and a dynamic ambiance...

The Governor General makes Her Annual Visit to Princess Margaret Hospital


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Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling reads to children in the Children's Ward of the Princess Margaret Hospital during the 'Annual Visit of the Governor-General' on Friday, December 1, 2017.

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Kiwanis Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District Governor call on the Governor General of The Bahamas


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Robert Moo Young, Kiwanis Governor 2017/2018 Eastern Canada & The Caribbean District (seated centre left) along with members of Kiwanis International paid a Courtesy Call upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General (seated centre), at Government House on Friday, December 1, 2017.

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BAIC made donation to the Exuma Farmers Association


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Executives of BAIC made a donation to the Exuma Farmers Association at the Fish and Farm Store, Produce Exchange, Potter's Cay Dock on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Pictured from left: Gaylord Ingraham, BAIC Assistant General Manager; Troy Sampson, BAIC General Manager; Miriam Emmanuel, BAIC Chairman; Patrick Dwyer, Exuma Farmers Association and Vermon Lockhart, Store Manager, Fish and Farm Store. 

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Prime Minister Minnis remarks at Opening Ceremony 10th Caribbean Conference, Comprehensive Disaster Management


Remarks Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas 10th Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Conference Melia Nassau Beach Resort Monday, 4 December 2017 8:30 A.M

 Conference participants, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure to address the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, under the theme:The Road to Resilience Checkpoint 2017: Building Resilience through Partnerships...

Italian Consulate donates to NEMA for Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts


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Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, accepted a cheque for $3,600 from Alberto G. Suighi, Honorary Consul General for Italy, towards hurricane relief efforts.  Also present was Chanelle Brown, Head, Economic Trade and Sustainable Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The donation was presented on behalf of the Italian Community in The Bahamas and is the total proceeds of the Italian booth at the International Cultural Wine and Food Festival held October 17-18, 2017 at the Botanical Gardens... 

World AIDS Day Observed by the Ministry of Health in Church Service


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A World AIDS Day Church Service, under the Ministry of Health, was held at St. Annes Parish, Fox Hill, on Friday, December 1, 2017. 

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Kamau Brathwaite in Liviticus like the Psalmist in Babylon; like the weeping prophet, a book review by John Robert Lee


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Liviticus, published in 2017 by House of Nehesi Publishers, is a new collection that is at once a moving confessional poem, in which Kamau Brathwaite writes honestly, frankly, disturbingly on what he calls his cultural lynching.

He holds nothing back as he cries, like the prophet Jeremiah, about his suffering:
    
The caul of fat around my liver and the shining budget of my kidneys / are laid out upon the altar of the Lord / surrounded by the howling congregations of the vigilante...

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates traffic fatality - Illegal firearm seized, 4 men in custody



Police investigates traffic fatality:
Police in New Providence are investigating a traffic accident that has left two males dead on Sunday 3rd December, 2017.  According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, police were called to a traffic accident that had occurred on Corridor #7 in the area of the Government High School, involving a black 2007 Honda car and a black motor cycle. Both vehicles were extensively damaged...

Illegal firearm seized, four men in custody:
Police in New Providence arrested four (4) males for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition on Monday 4th December, 2017.  Reports are that shortly after 2:00am, Central Division Officers were on patrol on East Bay Street when they observed four men standing in a parking lot acting suspiciously...

Wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Patricia Minnis Hosts Luncheon for the Wife of Malta's Prime Minister


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On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 Mrs. Patricia Minnis, spouse of Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister hosted Mrs. Michelle Muscat, spouse of the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of Malta to lunch at Shema Island House. In attendance with Mrs. Minnis is  Mrs. Sonia Turnquest, spouse of the Hon. Peter Turnquest, DPM & Minister of Finance, Mrs. Deidre Henfield, spouse of the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Catherine Campbell, spouse of the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport & Local Government...


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