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December 13, 2019

Bahamas

Seventy additional persons graduate from Temperance Life Skills Programme

Source: Bahamas Weekly Seventy additional persons received their graduation certificates for completing the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development’s Temperance Life Skills Training Programme. The class consisted… Link: Seventy additional persons graduate from Temperance Life Skills Programme

113 Haitian Migrants Repatriated From Great Inagua

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Thursday, December 12, 2019, a joint team of Law Enforcement Officers departed Inagua International Airport at 10:10 AM en-route to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a… Link: 113 Haitian Migrants Repatriated From Great Inagua

Graduates of BIBT call on the Governor General

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas Institute of Business and Technology graduating class of 2019 paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General… Link: Graduates of BIBT call on the Governor General

Spatial Innovision donates drone to CDEMA for hurricane response

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mr Roshaun Clarke, Deputy CEO, Spatial Innovision Ltd presenting the Anafi drone to Mr. Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA Given the region’s high vulnerability to… Link: Spatial Innovision donates drone to CDEMA for hurricane response

Wife of PM Minns visits seniors in Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, on Saturday, December 7, spent the day on Grand Bahama visiting several… Link: Wife of PM Minns visits seniors in Grand Bahama

Governor General Heads List of Greek Hall of Fame Award Recipients

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, received the 2019 Nassau Pan Hellenic Lifetime Achievement Award for his philanthropic contributions to The Bahamas at… Link: Governor General Heads List of Greek Hall of Fame Award Recipients

HMBS LIGNUM VITAE Marines of the Year

Source: Bahamas Weekly Able Mechanic Joshua Taylor and Marine Seaman Eduardo Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) were recognized for their outstanding performances and chosen as… Link: HMBS LIGNUM VITAE Marines of the Year

7 day forecast for the Bahamas – Dec. 9 – 15

Source: Bahamas Weekly General Situation: High pressure ridge builds across the area with moderate strong breezes as weak low to mid-level troughing trigger a few passing showers over… Link: 7 day forecast for the Bahamas – Dec. 9 – 15

OAS Secretary General on International Anti-Corruption Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly Today, December 9, we celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day. Corruption is a scourge that is present, to a greater or lesser degree, in all the countries… Link: OAS Secretary General on International Anti-Corruption Day

Citigroup courtesy call on Prime Minister Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly CEO of Citigroup Michael L. Corbat (centre left) and Mrs. Donna Corbat (right), accompanied by Citi Country Officer Margaret Butler, paid a courtesy call on… Link: Citigroup courtesy call on Prime Minister Minnis

Sloops Wrestle for Championship at 'Best of the Best Regatta'

Source: Bahamas Weekly Enclosed photos show excitement on the seas at the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources 4th Annual ‘Best of the Best Regatta,’ December 5-8, 2019… Link: Sloops Wrestle for Championship at 'Best of the Best Regatta'

Holiday fashion trends offer a touch of extravagance

Source: Bahamas Weekly For many of us, the holiday season is an opportunity to be more glamorous and alluring with our personal style. In recent years, the rise… Link: Holiday fashion trends offer a touch of extravagance

2 Year plan for a stronger Freeport

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prominent Grand Bahama Attorney Terence Gape proposes solutions to the ongoing dilemmas facing Grand Bahama Island post Dorian. At the epicenter of it all Mr.… Link: 2 Year plan for a stronger Freeport

FNM: Ill-Timed Political Theatre by Brave Davis

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding Brave Davis’ motion to bring forward a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister:… Link: FNM: Ill-Timed Political Theatre by Brave Davis

Bahamas public forecast

Source: Bahamas Weekly THIS IS THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FOR TODAY SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2019 AT 6:00 AM              GENERAL SITUATION: A… Link: Bahamas public forecast

NEMA at 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas, through the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is being represented at the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in Sint Maarten… Link: NEMA at 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management

Readout of Boehler's meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque

Source: Bahamas Weekly U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler met with Colombian President Ivan Duque in Cartagena. Boehler reaffirmed the United States’ steadfast… Link: Readout of Boehler's meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque

Best of the Best Regatta – Bahamian Sloop Races

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Best Of The Best Regatta, Montagu Beach, December 5-8, 2019.  Bahamian Sloop races: (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna) Class A Running Tide of Long Island won the… Link: Best of the Best Regatta – Bahamian Sloop Races

Minister D'Aguilar Meets Tiger Woods

Source: Bahamas Weekly Hero World Challenge at Albany.  Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar (left) Meets Tiger Woods.  (BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs) Link: Minister D'Aguilar Meets Tiger Woods

Dundas Builder Awards presented to Stalwarts at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Board of Directors of the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts held their Recognition Awards Ceremony for stalwart ‘Dundas Builders’ at Government House on… Link: Dundas Builder Awards presented to Stalwarts at Government House

The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation® now accepting applications

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today that applications are now open for the Gifted Tuition Scholarships and the Tuition Assistance Scholarships. Talented music students… Link: The Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation® now accepting applications

RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery

Source: Bahamas Weekly Police on New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the men responsible for an armed robbery, which occurred Wednesday, 4th December,… Link: RBPF Nassau: Police investigates armed robbery

Bahamas Public and Marine Forecast – Dec. 5

Source: Bahamas Weekly THIS IS THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2019 AT 6:00 AM         GENERAL… Link: Bahamas Public and Marine Forecast – Dec. 5

DNA: How many times will the government be blindsided

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is disappointed that despite all the efforts made by The Bahamas to adhere to international standards, our nation has been… Link: DNA: How many times will the government be blindsided

FNM: Chester Cooper still clinging to the past

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding Chester Cooper’s call for the Prime Minister’s resignation: “In May 2017, Bahamians overwhelmingly voted to… Link: FNM: Chester Cooper still clinging to the past

Boehler to Travel to Colombia

Source: Bahamas Weekly Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), will travel to Cartagena, Colombia December 5 – 6 to explore investment… Link: Boehler to Travel to Colombia

Bahamas Public and Marine Forecast for tonight and tomorrow

Source: Bahamas Weekly THIS IS THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2019 AT 6:00 PM. GENERAL… Link: Bahamas Public and Marine Forecast for tonight and tomorrow

Minister of Tourism welcomed wedding planners at Baha Mar

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar gave welcome remarks at the MunaLuchi Coterie Retreat for wedding professionals, December 2, 2019, at Baha… Link: Minister of Tourism welcomed wedding planners at Baha Mar

What’s new in the islands of the Bahamas this December

Source: Bahamas Weekly The weather may be cooling down in the U.S., but The Bahamas is heating up this winter. With numerous awards under its belt, The Bahamas… Link: What’s new in the islands of the Bahamas this December

7-day forecast for the Bahamas: Dec 2 – Dec 8th

Source: Bahamas Weekly General Situation: A cold front over the NW Bahamas will continue to move southeastward while high pressure ridge issues cooler and drier conditions across the… Link: 7-day forecast for the Bahamas: Dec 2 – Dec 8th

January to September 2019 Statistical Report

Source: Bahamas Weekly BISX is pleased to announce its BISX All-Share Index and trading statistics for the nine-month period ending September 30, 2019 with comparison to the same… Link: January to September 2019 Statistical Report

Lisa Bostwick-Dean Sworn In as Senator

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mrs. Lisa Bostwick-Dean received her Instrument and Letter of Appointment as Senator from His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, at a… Link: Lisa Bostwick-Dean Sworn In as Senator

Bimini Bahamas Junkanoo Jam

Source: Bahamas Weekly November 30, 2019 Bimini Bahamas Junkanoo Jam basketball — LSU topped Memphis for the Championship: 89-58.  (BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)… Link: Bimini Bahamas Junkanoo Jam

Rotary Mold Remediation Project

Source: Bahamas Weekly Cognizant of the challenges some homeowners hit by Hurricane Dorian’s storm surge face, Rotary International District 6990, inclusive of all five clubs on Grand Bahama,… Link: Rotary Mold Remediation Project

25th Annual Festival Noel at Rand Nature Centre – Dec. 6th

Source: Bahamas Weekly 25th Annual Festival Noel hosted by Bahamas National Trust and Bristol Wines and Spirits Friday December 6th 2019 7pm – 11pm at Rand Nature Centre… Link: 25th Annual Festival Noel at Rand Nature Centre – Dec. 6th

Commonwealth to observe General Elections in Dominica

Source: Bahamas Weekly A Commonwealth Observation Group (COG) has arrived in Dominica to observe the upcoming elections. The COG arrived in the country on 27 November following an… Link: Commonwealth to observe General Elections in Dominica

Art Auction rebuilds what Dorian destroyed

Source: Bahamas Weekly The beauty of The Bahamas surrounds us and for many local artists that beauty is the inspiration for much of their work. So when the… Link: Art Auction rebuilds what Dorian destroyed

Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup reels in another smashing success

Source: Bahamas Weekly Anglers across Florida converged in the settlement of West End, Grand Bahama on November 21 for the highly anticipated 3rd Annual Old Bahama Bay Wahoo… Link: Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup reels in another smashing success

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas signs CARIFORUM-UK EPA

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Wednesday 27th November 2019, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas became the latest country of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to ensure trade continuity with the… Link: The Commonwealth of The Bahamas signs CARIFORUM-UK EPA

Opening of 'Bahamas Hoopfest' Thanksgiving Classic

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar officially opened Bahamas Hoopfest NCAA Division Women’s Basketball Thanksgiving Classic, November 27-30 at Baha Mar.  Female… Link: Opening of 'Bahamas Hoopfest' Thanksgiving Classic

FNM: Minnis Administration cleaning up PLP’s mess

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s contributions to the unsatisfactory state of BPL: “Leave it to the woeful PLP… Link: FNM: Minnis Administration cleaning up PLP’s mess

Ardastra goes all out for the holidays

Source: Bahamas Weekly There’s no better place to experience the joy and wonder of Christmas than at Ardastra Gardens where the holiday season kicks off this Saturday with… Link: Ardastra goes all out for the holidays

Rotary heads back to East Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Rotary Clubs on Grand Bahama headed back to the east, this time making good on their promise to take building materials into Free Town… Link: Rotary heads back to East Grand Bahama

Commonwealth statement on the joint mission to Cameroon

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Chairperson of the AU Commission, HE Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC and the Secretary-General of… Link: Commonwealth statement on the joint mission to Cameroon

Potable water on the way for Crooked Island

Source: Bahamas Weekly Residents of Crooked Island clapped their hands in jubilant approval as Water & Sewerage Corporation Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson officially announced that water is on… Link: Potable water on the way for Crooked Island

Prime Minister Minnis welcomes continued support from United Nations

Source: Bahamas Weekly During a meeting with United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Ms. Mariko Kagoshima about relief and reconstruction efforts on Grand Bahama and Abaco, Prime Minister Minnis… Link: Prime Minister Minnis welcomes continued support from United Nations

North Eleuthera joins in celebrations of World Children’s Day

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, joined administrators, residents, parents and students of schools in the North Eleuthera District… Link: North Eleuthera joins in celebrations of World Children’s Day

Office of the Spouse: No room for Gender-Based Violence in Society

Source: Bahamas Weekly Violence against women and girls cannot be tolerated in any form, context, or circumstance, and/or by any leader or government, said Mrs. Patricia Minnis, speaking… Link: Office of the Spouse: No room for Gender-Based Violence in Society

Marines of the Quarter – Abaco Deployment

Source: Bahamas Weekly Marine Seaman Ashton Williams and Marine Seaman Johnny Rolle of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) were recognized for their outstanding performances and were thus… Link: Marines of the Quarter – Abaco Deployment

PM Chastanet on Correspondent Banking

Source: Bahamas Weekly Mr. Speaker, on November 19 I was part of a delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) which participated in a Roundtable discussion in the US… Link: PM Chastanet on Correspondent Banking

DNA: PM should stop using marijuana to deflect

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Prime Minister has continued the old tactic of deflection whenever his government is called out on national issues. In recent times, Dr. Minnis has… Link: DNA: PM should stop using marijuana to deflect

RBDF Medic Conducts First Aid Workshop

Source: Bahamas Weekly Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) personnel and the staff members stationed at the Cabinet Office are better equipped to render medical assistance to those in… Link: RBDF Medic Conducts First Aid Workshop

Ice now available at Phluid Phactory

Source: Bahamas Weekly ICE NOW IN STOCK starting at $3 PER BAG at Phluid Phactory DELIVERY AVAILABLE (ORDERS OVER $100) PHLUID PHACTORY QUEENS HIGHWAY OPEN 9AM TO 9PM… Link: Ice now available at Phluid Phactory

NEMA Update Department of Social Services

Source: Bahamas Weekly Shelter Report: 2 Shelters on New Providence: Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium – 457 (inclusive of three tents);   Bahamas Academy – 128   Total: 585 shelterees… Link: NEMA Update Department of Social Services

Bahamas Tourism Completes Canadian Crusade

Source: Bahamas Weekly Tourism officials traveled across Canada this past week to promote that it’s business as usual for The Bahamas.   All but 2 of the 16… Link: Bahamas Tourism Completes Canadian Crusade

6am News Item on Tropical Storm Sebastien

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM SEBASTIEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2019 …SEBASTIEN HOLDING… Link: 6am News Item on Tropical Storm Sebastien

Accolades and activities for National Sports of Fame 2019 Class

Source: Bahamas Weekly Members of the National Sports of Fame 2019 Class have a calendar full of activities and accolades, as part of the Sports Division of the… Link: Accolades and activities for National Sports of Fame 2019 Class

UB Launches CCARR Centre

Source: Bahamas Weekly University of The Bahamas officially announced the establishment of a Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre (CCARR Centre) at the Harry C. Moore Library… Link: UB Launches CCARR Centre

Portobello’s Pre-Thanksgiving Sunday Brunch – Nov. 24th

Source: Bahamas Weekly Sunday, November 24th Pre-Thanksgiving Sunday Brunch at Portobello’s Noon – 4pm | $33.17 Adults | $16.59 Children 5-12yrs S O U P S – Pumpkin… Link: Portobello’s Pre-Thanksgiving Sunday Brunch – Nov. 24th

RBDF Personnel deployed to Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly Fourty-one RBDF Marines were deployed to The Abacos to assist in disaster relief efforts on November 21, 2019. They will complement the RBDF personnel that’s… Link: RBDF Personnel deployed to Abaco

Nurses praised for their efforts following Hurricane Dorian

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands had only compliments for the nurses gathered for the 42nd Annual Nurses Educational Conference at the Paul… Link: Nurses praised for their efforts following Hurricane Dorian

Giving thanks is easy when you’re at Grand Lucayan

Source: Bahamas Weekly GIVING THANKS IS EASY WHEN YOU’RE AT GRAND LUCAYAN.   Luxurious rooms. Gourmet cuisine. Great discounts. Just some of the reasons to spend Thanksgiving at… Link: Giving thanks is easy when you’re at Grand Lucayan

7 day forecast for The Bahamas from – Nov. 21st – 27th

Source: Bahamas Weekly General Situation:  Surface high pressure system over the Eastern United States will provide mostly pleasant, breezy, and mild conditions across the Bahamas on Thursday, gradually… Link: 7 day forecast for The Bahamas from – Nov. 21st – 27th

Phluid Phactory now has ice in stock and bundle specials

Source: Bahamas Weekly ICE NOW IN STOCK starting at $3 PER BAG at Phluid Phactory DELIVERY AVAILABLE (ORDERS OVER $100) PHLUID PHACTORY QUEENS HIGHWAY OPEN 9AM TO 9PM… Link: Phluid Phactory now has ice in stock and bundle specials

Recording Academy: Ask Musicians For Music Act (AM-FM

Source: Bahamas Weekly “The AM-FM Act will give artists control over what is rightfully theirs, their music. The legislation is about consent for use of content, a basic… Link: Recording Academy: Ask Musicians For Music Act (AM-FM

RBDF apprehends male with stolen goods

Source: Bahamas Weekly A male adult was apprehended by the Operations Team of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in Abaco Wednesday evening after stolen goods was found in… Link: RBDF apprehends male with stolen goods

BTVI Holds Welcome Back Fair for Grand Bahama Campus Post Dorian

Source: Bahamas Weekly Although classes at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) in Grand Bahama resumed on October 7th at St. George’s High School following the devastation… Link: BTVI Holds Welcome Back Fair for Grand Bahama Campus Post Dorian

FNM: Neglect of PLP Administration still impacts us today

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the current challenges to BPL as it relates to the PLP’s years of neglect: “Since… Link: FNM: Neglect of PLP Administration still impacts us today

CWCO generator helps restore government operations in Abaco

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEMA recently received a generator that will reliably power its Abaco headquarters, allowing them to facilitate the government’s essential daily duties organising relief and restoration… Link: CWCO generator helps restore government operations in Abaco

Airport Stakeholders meet ahead of busy Thanksgiving Weekend

Source: Bahamas Weekly This week, stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will meet to finalize plans for managing increased traffic over the upcoming holiday period. Officials estimate… Link: Airport Stakeholders meet ahead of busy Thanksgiving Weekend

Senior enlisted assists comrade through community effort

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Warrant Officers and Senior Rates (WOSR) of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force recently came together to lend a helping hand to one of its… Link: Senior enlisted assists comrade through community effort

FNM: Bahamians still paying for PLP’s failures

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the newly discovered PLP computer scandal: “The woeful PLP’s reign may be long over, but… Link: FNM: Bahamians still paying for PLP’s failures

6pm News Item on Tropical Storm Sebastien

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM SEBASTIEN,ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6 PM, TUESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2019. …SEBASTIEN… Link: 6pm News Item on Tropical Storm Sebastien

Report of the OAS High-Level Commission on Nicaragua

Source: Bahamas Weekly In keeping with Resolution AG/RES.2943 (XLIX-O/19), adopted on June 28, 2019 at the Fourth Plenary Session of the forty-ninth regular session of the General Assembly… Link: Report of the OAS High-Level Commission on Nicaragua

Rights Bahamas to sue over false and slanderous post

Source: Bahamas Weekly It has come to our attention that a post containing malicious, slanderous and despicable lies about Rights Bahamas’ executives has been circulated on social media.… Link: Rights Bahamas to sue over false and slanderous post

GB small businesses receive grants

Source: Bahamas Weekly A number of businesses were recipients of grants from the Small Business Development Centre and the Office of the Prime Minister on Friday, at the… Link: GB small businesses receive grants

Miss World Queens pay courtesy call at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith received President of the Miss Bahamas Organization Michelle Malcolm, 2018 Miss World Vanessa Ponce de… Link: Miss World Queens pay courtesy call at Government House

Abaco Deployment Teams Attend Church Service

Source: Bahamas Weekly Pastor Stephen Knowles, Senior Pastor of Storing Tower Community Church was the guest speaker for the joint Law Enforcement Officials on Sunday 17th, Oct. 2019.… Link: Abaco Deployment Teams Attend Church Service

Fire Aboard Captured Craft

Source: Bahamas Weekly Firefighters from the Police Department were called to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force base late Sunday night to assist in extinguishing a fire onboard a… Link: Fire Aboard Captured Craft

Statement: Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Sickout

Source: Bahamas Weekly On Wednesday 13 November, a number of employees of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas’ (BCB) Northern Service in Freeport called in sick over concerns… Link: Statement: Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Sickout

Abaco Deployment Marine of Quarter

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Royal Bahamas Defence Force congratulates Marine Seaman Shaquan Porter on being chosen Marine of the Month of October for the RBDF Deployment Team on… Link: Abaco Deployment Marine of Quarter

DNA: The Bahamian people can only take so much

Source: Bahamas Weekly The assault on the shrinking middle class and further increase in the burden on the working class continues. It is crystal clear that the Free… Link: DNA: The Bahamian people can only take so much

Severe weather warning

Source: Bahamas Weekly SEVERE WEATHER WARNING THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 8:35 PM EST UNTIL 10:35 PM SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019.… Link: Severe weather warning

Lyford Cay Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (first pew), and Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (second pew, far… Link: Lyford Cay Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

New Ambassador of the Dominican Republic Presents Credentials

Source: Bahamas Weekly The new Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic, Josué Fiallo, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis… Link: New Ambassador of the Dominican Republic Presents Credentials

The Islands Of The Bahamas at International Dive Show in Florida

Source: Bahamas Weekly An impressive contingent from The Islands Of The Bahamas is in attendance at DEMA, considered the world’s only international, trade-only event for diving, action watersports,… Link: The Islands Of The Bahamas at International Dive Show in Florida

87 Haitian Migrants apprehended in Great Inagua

Source: Bahamas Weekly A total eighty-seven (87) migrants, inclusive of (26) Females, (59) Males and (2) minors were turned over to the Department of Immigration at Matthew Town… Link: 87 Haitian Migrants apprehended in Great Inagua

Good News for The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Islands Of The Bahamas continue to be a leading destination for travelers around the world. While the Caribbean, as a whole, is showing a… Link: Good News for The Bahamas

Special Marine Watch

Source: Bahamas Weekly THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SPECIAL MARINE WEATHER WATCH FOR 24 HOURS FROM 4:00 PM EDT WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2019 UNTIL 4:00… Link: Special Marine Watch

Acting Commander Defence Force Encourages Troops

Source: Bahamas Weekly On August 31st 2019, Advance Support Teams comprised of Royal Bahamas Defence Force personnel were deployed to the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco to… Link: Acting Commander Defence Force Encourages Troops

PHA Donates First Aid Supplies to Local Baseball Leagues

Source: Bahamas Weekly Local juvenile baseball leagues received donations of first aid supplies from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA).  Presentations were made to the Freedom Farm Baseball League… Link: PHA Donates First Aid Supplies to Local Baseball Leagues

Dine with us at Grand Lucayan this Thanksgiving

Source: Bahamas Weekly Grand Lucayan Bahamas Happy Thanksgiving IN ALL THINGS, GIVE THANKS! DINE WITH US THIS THANKSGIVING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24TH, 2019 THANKSGIVING SUNDAY BRUNCH AT PORTOBELLOS |… Link: Dine with us at Grand Lucayan this Thanksgiving

Statement of the Group of Auditors Electoral Process in Bolivia

Source: Bahamas Weekly On October 30, the OAS General Secretariat and the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia signed the agreements relating to the analysis of the… Link: Statement of the Group of Auditors Electoral Process in Bolivia

Severe Marine Warning

Source: Bahamas Weekly THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A MARINE WARNING FROM 12:00 AM EST SATURDAY 09TH, NOVEMBER 2019 …WINDS GUSTING TO NEAR GALE FORCE AND… Link: Severe Marine Warning

RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants

Source: Bahamas Weekly A total of 60 undocumented Haitian migrants are on the way to the capital after they were apprehended aboard a 40-ft. Haitian sailing sloop off… Link: RBDF Apprehends Haitian Migrants

Central American Countries and Mexico, under the auspices of the OAS and UNHCR, sign Declaration of Commitment to address forced displacement in the Region

Source: Bahamas Weekly High ministerial authorities of the countries that make up the Regional Integral Framework for Protection and Solutions (MIRPS) today adopted the “Political Declaration of Mexico… Link: Central American Countries and Mexico, under the auspices of the OAS and UNHCR, sign Declaration of Commitment to address forced displacement in the Region

PM Minnis officially opens Berry Islands Community Center

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis officially opened The Berry Islands Community Center and participated in the Ambulance Dedication at Bullocks Harbour, Great Harbour… Link: PM Minnis officially opens Berry Islands Community Center

Minister Rolle inspects refurbishment of South Beach Pools Facility

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle toured the South Beach Swimming Complex, October 28, 2019, along with Ministry officials, including Director… Link: Minister Rolle inspects refurbishment of South Beach Pools Facility

University responds to faculty union demands

Source: Bahamas Weekly The University of The Bahamas regrets the latest turn of events regarding the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB).  The University has remained… Link: University responds to faculty union demands

“Walk For The Cure” this Saturday, November 9

Source: Bahamas Weekly CIBC FirstCaribbean’s long-anticipated eighth annual “Walk for the Cure,” which was postponed due to Hurricane Dorian, takes place this Saturday, November 9 at 6:30am at… Link: “Walk For The Cure” this Saturday, November 9

Saint Lucian triple jumper takes aim at Tokyo 2020

Source: Bahamas Weekly Sandisha Antoine is celebrating her 28th birthday in a very unfamiliar place. She is uncertain, perhaps a little bit scared, and indubitably very excited about… Link: Saint Lucian triple jumper takes aim at Tokyo 2020

Island Administrators enhance knowledge of environmental protection

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira speaks, October 31, 2019, at the opening the Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology (BEST) Commission’s Environmental… Link: Island Administrators enhance knowledge of environmental protection

NEMA responds to Missing Persons’ Report in Media

Source: Bahamas Weekly The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has reaffirmed that the Missing Persons’ Desk is being manned by the Central Detective Unit (CDU) of the Royal… Link: NEMA responds to Missing Persons’ Report in Media

Bahamas First Sponsors Saxons

Source: Bahamas Weekly Bahamas First remains committed to preserving our culture, community and heritage through Junkanoo. Building on a long-standing partnership with the Saxon Superstars Junkanoo Group, Bahamas… Link: Bahamas First Sponsors Saxons

The Launch of Multi-Stakeholder Blue Dot Network

Source: Bahamas Weekly The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) today unveiled Blue… Link: The Launch of Multi-Stakeholder Blue Dot Network

BTC goes pink for the cause

Source: Bahamas Weekly For more than a decade, BTC has been an avid promoter of Breast Cancer Awareness. This year, the company again played its part in heightening… Link: BTC goes pink for the cause

Official Poppy Season Launched

Source: Bahamas Weekly The official launch of the poppy season was held on October 31st at Government House by members of the British Legion-Bahamas Branch (BLBB) and the… Link: Official Poppy Season Launched

Prime Minister Minnis Continued Town Meetings in the Abaco Cays

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis continued his series of Town Hall meetings in the Abaco Cays today, meeting with residents of Man-O-War… Link: Prime Minister Minnis Continued Town Meetings in the Abaco Cays

BAIC's BahamArts Festival Opens at Heritage Village, Arawak Cay

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation’s ‘flagship’ BahamaArts Festival 2019, slated for November 1 and 2, opened at Heritage Village, Arawak Cay, today under the… Link: BAIC's BahamArts Festival Opens at Heritage Village, Arawak Cay

Ministry of Education hosts first World Teachers’ Day Forum

Source: Bahamas Weekly Is the teaching profession under threat? Would technology and artificial intelligence replace teachers? These questions and more were put to a panel comprising novice teachers,… Link: Ministry of Education hosts first World Teachers’ Day Forum

STEP Bahamas Branch call on Minister Elsworth Johnso

Source: Bahamas Weekly Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Bahamas Branch members paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the… Link: STEP Bahamas Branch call on Minister Elsworth Johnso

Steven Johnson appointed new GBI Tourism Head

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has appointed Steven Johnson as General Manager of Tourism on Grand Bahama Island. A veteran sales and marketing… Link: Steven Johnson appointed new GBI Tourism Head

6am News Item on Post Tropical Cyclone Rebekah

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE REBEKAHISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM, FRIDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER, 2019. …REBEKAH BECOMES A POST-TROPICAL… Link: 6am News Item on Post Tropical Cyclone Rebekah

6pm News Item on Sub Tropical Storm Rebekah

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM REBEKAH ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE, AT 6PM, THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER, 2019. …SUBTROPICAL STORM REBEKAH EXPECTED… Link: 6pm News Item on Sub Tropical Storm Rebekah

Rotary brings hope to East Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Keenly aware of the decimation Hurricane Dorian left behind on Grand Bahama, particularly over the eastern end of the island, taking with it loved ones… Link: Rotary brings hope to East Grand Bahama

The Bahamas’ newest digital wallet secures its largest merchant

Source: Bahamas Weekly Customers of the largest grocer, Super Value Quality Supermarkets, will be able to transact by phone via the country’s newest digital wallet, Kanoo. The Kanoo… Link: The Bahamas’ newest digital wallet secures its largest merchant

PIMS Post-Dorian Coral Reef Assessment a ‘Mixed Bag’

Source: Bahamas Weekly Catastrophic Hurricane Dorian, which tore through two major islands in the northern Bahamas last month, was not as meticulous in its devastation undersea as it… Link: PIMS Post-Dorian Coral Reef Assessment a ‘Mixed Bag’

New VAT Relief Policy announced for Abaco and Grand Bahama

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced today a new VAT Relief Policy for Abaco and the Cays and Grand Bahama until June… Link: New VAT Relief Policy announced for Abaco and Grand Bahama

News Item On Sub Tropical Storm Rebekah

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM REBEKAH ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY-FORECAST OFFICE, AT 6PM, WEDNESDAY, 30THOCTOBER, 2019. …SUBTROPICAL STORM REBEKAH FORMS OVER THE… Link: News Item On Sub Tropical Storm Rebekah

RBDF responds to social media videos

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Royal Bahamas Defence Force wishes to advise the general public that the organization is committed to guarding our heritage, and is concerned about human… Link: RBDF responds to social media videos

BTC Hosts First Annual InKnowVation Conference

Source: Bahamas Weekly BTC will climax its small business month with its first annual small business conference. The blockbuster conference, themed “BTC InKnowVation, Powerful Real-World Business Solutions”, will… Link: BTC Hosts First Annual InKnowVation Conference

Trivento’s Six Premium Wines Delightfully Surprise Palettes

Source: Bahamas Weekly Chief winemaker Rafael Miranda of Trivento Bodegas y Viñedos of Mendoza, Argentina recently made a visit to Nassau to share information on the winery’s premium… Link: Trivento’s Six Premium Wines Delightfully Surprise Palettes

CDB consultants begin work on BTVI multi-million dollar project

Source: Bahamas Weekly President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson recently announced the appointments of Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) consultants to BTVI’s… Link: CDB consultants begin work on BTVI multi-million dollar project

Australian High Commissioner-Designate call on Minister Henfield

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency Bruce Lendon, Non-Resident High Commissioner Designate of Australia to The Bahamas called on the  Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren A. Henfield,… Link: Australian High Commissioner-Designate call on Minister Henfield

Australian High Commissioner-Designate call on the PM Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency Bruce Lendon, Non-Resident High Commissioner Designate of Australia to The Bahamas (left) presented his Letter of Introduction to Prime Minister, the Most Hon.… Link: Australian High Commissioner-Designate call on the PM Minnis

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Breast Cancer awareness

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism team annually supports Breast Cancer awareness by wearing pink for the entire month of October to increase attention and support… Link: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Breast Cancer awareness

The Islands of The Bahamas State of The Business Tourism Update

Source: Bahamas Weekly More than a month has passed since Hurricane Dorian made landfall on two northern islands of The Bahamas. Already, Grand Bahama Island is rebounding with… Link: The Islands of The Bahamas State of The Business Tourism Update

Focol Tournament Official Results

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates all the winners of the 2019 Focol Junior National Tennis Classic held in Freeport, Grand Bahama  over the weekend.The… Link: Focol Tournament Official Results

Youth in Parliament participants call on Minister Rolle

Source: Bahamas Weekly Participants in the Youth in Parliament programme paid a courtesy call on Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, in her Ministry’s… Link: Youth in Parliament participants call on Minister Rolle

Vera Watkins sworn in as Acting Chief Justice

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency, the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, swore in the Hon. Madam Justice Vera Watkins as Acting Chief Justice on Saturday, October… Link: Vera Watkins sworn in as Acting Chief Justice

Hon. Carl Bethel Appointed Deputy Chair, CFATF

Source: Bahamas Weekly Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl Bethel, QC, has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force. A… Link: Hon. Carl Bethel Appointed Deputy Chair, CFATF

Bahamas Development Bank poised to expand Products and Services

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Development Bank is presently undergoing a transformation through which it intends to expand its products and services to maximize existing powers under the… Link: Bahamas Development Bank poised to expand Products and Services

Defence Force Personnel supports Inagua Community

Source: Bahamas Weekly Royal Bahamas Defence Force personnel attached to the Southern Command showed their support during various activities that highlighted Youth Month Celebrations on the island. On… Link: Defence Force Personnel supports Inagua Community

6am News Item On Tropical Storm Pablo

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE PABLO, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6 AM MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2019. …PABLO CONTINUES TO… Link: 6am News Item On Tropical Storm Pablo

Melissa Martin: Clemency for battered women in prison

Source: Bahamas Weekly Kill or be killed. “On the night he died, after a day of heavy drinking, Andrew Harris sexually and verbally assaulted Mia. When the abuse… Link: Melissa Martin: Clemency for battered women in prison

6pm News Item On Tropical Storm Pablo

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE PABLO, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6 PM, SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2019. …PABLO STRENGTHENS A… Link: 6pm News Item On Tropical Storm Pablo

DNA: The uneasiness of doing business in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly On the campaign trail, the Free National Movement (FNM) campaigned on a number of issues that were important to the Bahamian people and the private… Link: DNA: The uneasiness of doing business in The Bahamas

News Item On Tropical Storm Pablo

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM PABLO, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM, SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2019. …PABLO EXPECTED… Link: News Item On Tropical Storm Pablo

Diabetes Mellitus, the fifth Leading cause of death in The Bahamas

Source: Bahamas Weekly Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands said Diabetes Mellitus is a devastating and costly non-communicable disease and is the fifth leading cause of… Link: Diabetes Mellitus, the fifth Leading cause of death in The Bahamas

Youth in Parliament Participants call on Prime Minister Minnis

Source: Bahamas Weekly Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis welcomed Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture officials and Youth in Parliament participants at a courtesy call,… Link: Youth in Parliament Participants call on Prime Minister Minnis

6 pm News Items on Tropical Storm Olga and Pablo

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM OLGA, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 PM, FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2019. …DEPRESSION BECOMES… Link: 6 pm News Items on Tropical Storm Olga and Pablo

State-Recognized Funeral for Former Senator, Dr. Doswell Coakley

Source: Bahamas Weekly A State-Recognized Funeral Service was held for Former Senator, the late Dr. Doswell Clifton Coakley on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Governor… Link: State-Recognized Funeral for Former Senator, Dr. Doswell Coakley

News Item on Tropical Depression Seventeen

Source: Bahamas Weekly NEWS ITEM NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVENTEEN,ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12 PM, FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2019. …… Link: News Item on Tropical Depression Seventeen

RBPF Grand Bahama: Firearm and ammunition arrests

Source: Bahamas Weekly In the first incident on Thursday 24th October 2019 shortly after 3:00pm, officers of the Special Patrol Unit, while on mobile patrol, observed two males… Link: RBPF Grand Bahama: Firearm and ammunition arrests

Press Club on Speaker's Ruling

Source: Bahamas Weekly The Bahamas Press Club is appalled by the ruling of the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Hon Halson Moultrie on Wednesday, that a… Link: Press Club on Speaker's Ruling

OAS General Secretariat on the Situation in Chile

Source: Bahamas Weekly The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) supports and endorses the investigations and conclusions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)… Link: OAS General Secretariat on the Situation in Chile

Youth Parliamentarians welcomed in courtesy call at Government House

Source: Bahamas Weekly His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, welcomed in a courtesy call ‘Youth Parliamentarians’ in recognition of National Youth Month at Government… Link: Youth Parliamentarians welcomed in courtesy call at Government House

Twenty five (25) years of being Polio-Free in the Americas

Source: Bahamas Weekly In 1975, before widespread immunization against polio, almost 6,000 children were paralyzed in the Americas due to the disease. In 1991, the last 6 cases… Link: Twenty five (25) years of being Polio-Free in the Americas

Biography of the Late Former Senator, Dr. Doswell Clifton Coakley

Source: Bahamas Weekly See enclosed the Biography of the Late Former Senator Dr. Doswell Clifton Coakley.  His State-Recognized Funeral will be held tomorrow morning at Christ Church Cathedral:… Link: Biography of the Late Former Senator, Dr. Doswell Clifton Coakley

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