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RBDF Entry 22 marks Anniversary with courtesy call on the Governor General - Jun 18, 2021 - 3:26:54 PM


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Royal Bahamas Defence Force Entry 22 paid a courtesy call upon Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, on the occasion of their 33rd Anniversary on Monday, June 14th, 2021.  

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

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Contribution to the 2021-2022 Budget Debate - Hon. Renward R. Wells, Minister of Health - Jun 18, 2021 - 2:55:18 PM


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See enclosed Budget Debate presentation by Minister of Health, the Hon. Renward Wells, June 16 & 17, 2021 in the House of Assembly:

Mr. Speaker,

I rise today in this House in the usual fashion, with thankfulness in my heart, praising HaShem, The Elohim of the Elohim, who has blessed us in the Heavenly place with all spiritual blessing.  He is the Lord of Life, the source of all hope, faith, and love.  May his name forever and forever be praised...

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Royal Bahamas Police Force Honours Retiring Deputy Commissioner of Police - Jun 18, 2021 - 9:30:17 AM


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The Hon. Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security, delivered remarks during the Royal Bahamas Police Force Retirement Luncheon Honouring Ms. Ismella Davis-Delancy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, June 16, 2021 at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police Headquarters.  The Deputy Commissioner is pictured standing with Minister Dames and Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle, and also giving her Response to the audience.  Paul Rolle, Commissioner of Police, along with his Executive Team, are pictured during a Presentation to Ms. Davis-Delancy...

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Home Porting expected to bring an estimated $50M boost to economy - Jun 18, 2021 - 8:50:56 AM


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The recent Home Porting of Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas is expected to pay huge dividends for the Bahamian economy in general, and the tourism economy in particular, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar told House Members.

Minister D’Aguilar said while the Home Porting has already begun paying dividends for countless Bahamians and the economy since its launch one week ago...

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Scotiabank Bahamas Awards outstanding Debate Students - Jun 17, 2021 - 4:15:41 PM


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In May, the Ministry of Education held its annual Northern New Providence Secondary District (NNPSD) awards ceremony for its schools debate competition, where some of the country’s finest students from three schools, namely, C.C. Sweeting Senior High, C.I. Gibson Senior High and C.R. Walker Senior High were awarded prizes for their efforts.

Scotiabank, through its Wealth Management arm, was the main sponsor for this year’s debate series and donated five thousand dollars ($5,000) to make the event successful...

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Ministry of Health gets an estimated $300m in Budget for Health Care - Jun 17, 2021 - 2:14:40 PM


The Ministry of Health has been allocated the sum of $297,081,014 in the 2021-22 Budget in order to carry out its planned phased upgrade to health care facilities around the country.

This was revealed by the Minister of Health the Hon Renward Wells during his contribution to the Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Minister Wells noted that over the past two years, The Bahamas faced Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19...

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South Florida-to-Bahamas cruises to resume earlier than expected; news comes against backdrop of ongoing Port development - Jun 17, 2021 - 1:45:23 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, told House Members that he was “delighted to report” that cruises from South Florida to The Bahamas will resume, in many instances, far earlier than anticipated.

This includes cruises from the Port of Miami, the cruise capital of the world. Minister D’Aguilar was making his contribution to the 2021/2022 National Budget Debate in the House of Assembly.

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Social Services Receives Largest Allocation of Funds for Social Assistance to Date - Jun 17, 2021 - 1:26:22 PM


The more than $80 million that has been allocated to the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development in the2021-2022 Budget will account for the largest allocation of funds for the provision of social assistance in the history of The Bahamas, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell told Parliament Wednesday. He said this was in comparison to post-Hurricane Matthew when the budget was decreased by $3 million.

Minister Campbell said the allocation will allow the Ministry to continue to provide the services...

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Mrs. Lonnie Rolle, Sworn In as Deputy to the Governor General - Jun 17, 2021 - 10:30:33 AM


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Mrs. Lonnie Rolle of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, was sworn in as Deputy to the Governor General by the Hon. Sir Brian Moree, Kt., QC, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, at the Office of the Governor General, One Montague Place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

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The Government announces a centralized collection centre for documents requested on MyGateway - Jun 17, 2021 - 9:16:04 AM


As part of its ongoing digital transformation initiatives, the Government of The Bahamas has announced the opening of the Centralized Collection Centre, a centralized location for the collection of government documents requested via the MyGateway portal. The establishment of the Centralized Collection Centre is part of the Government’s $30 million investment in digital transformation and related to the launch of MyGateway.gov.bs...

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GBUC enters next phase of $5 million Reverse Osmosis water facility - Jun 17, 2021 - 8:10:06 AM


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The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) is pleased to provide an update on the development of its new three-million-gallon Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant and the return of full potability to customers across Grand Bahama.

Development of the $5 million facility has entered the next phase with the arrival of the initial RO units and back up generation, and with completion of the RO columns and generator pads. Since construction began in January 2021...

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Office of the Governor General: The Governor-General vacation leave - Jun 16, 2021 - 10:00:42 PM


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The Office of The Governor-General wishes to advise that Their Excellencies The Most Honourable Sir Cornelius A. Smith, O.N., GCMG, and Lady Smith departed The Bahamas for Florida shortly before mid-day on Wednesday, 16th June 2021.

The Governor-General is on vacation leave and scheduled to return to The Bahamas on Saturday, 3rd July 2021. Mrs. Lonnie Rolle will act as Deputy to the Governor-General during his absence...

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Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar - Budget Communication - Jun 16, 2021 - 7:51:54 PM


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See Enclosed Budget Communication by Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, in the House of Assembly, June 15, 2021:

Mr. Speaker:

I rise on behalf of the great and wonderful and resilient people of Freetown.
Mr. Speaker it has been truly a delight and indeed an honour to serve as the Member of Parliament for Freetown.

We have accomplished a lot but there is still a heck of a lot more work to do within the constituency.  There is no doubt that COVID has thrown us off track...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Crystal Cruises announces local partnerships for Luxury Bahamas Escapes Voyages - Jun 16, 2021 - 6:33:17 PM


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Today, Crystal Cruises announced it has partnered with over 30 local Bahamian operators who will work alongside Crystal to offer a local experience to guests on its Luxury Bahamas Escapes voyages. The voyages will depart from Nassau beginning July 3, 2021, and Bimini starting on July 4, 2021, and will directly contribute to the regional effort of reinvigorating tourism in The Bahamas bringing an influx of much-needed capital into the economy...

News : Grand Bahama

Small Business, Big Impact – SAA Celebrates 10th Anniversary - Jun 16, 2021 - 5:17:09 PM


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"Although Grand Bahama has faced major economic challenges in recent years, investor confidence remains steady in Freeport. In fact, we continue to see a consistent increase in the number of persons looking to start businesses, especially in the micro and small business sectors," stated Jamal Sweeting, Founder and CEO of Sweeting Administrative Advisors (SAA) a pioneer in the virtual and shared office environment since 2009.

"With the many challenges such as hurricanes, the COVID-19 pandemic, layoffs and other such hurdles to this economy...

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Extension of SERZ order to allow for August Shipments - Jun 16, 2021 - 4:52:58 PM


The Ministry of Finance advises the public that the Government has agreed to amend the Special Economic Recovery Zone (SERZ) order to allow for the tax-free provision for eligible vehicles landed in the designated SERZ areas before August 31st, 2021.

Consistent with the current SERZ order, this would apply only to eligible vehicles that were purchased by May 1st, 2021...

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Austria's Ambassador-Designate Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Jun 16, 2021 - 3:00:08 PM


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Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Austria to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Martin Weiss (left) presented Letters of Credence to Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith at the Office of the Governor General, June 15, 2021.  '

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High Commissioner-Designate of Sri Lanka presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Jun 16, 2021 - 2:32:22 PM


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High Commissioner-Designate of Sri Lanka to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Peter Mohan Maithri Pieris  presented Letters of Credence to Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, in a virtual ceremony, pictured at the Office of the Governor General, June 15, 2021.  

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

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Bahamas Financial Services Sector fared well during COVID-19 - Jun 16, 2021 - 9:23:07 AM


The Bahamas Financial Services Sector is “open for business,” as the country continues to fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic, said the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson.

Making his contribution to the 2021/2022 Budget Debate recently in the House of Assembly, Mr. Johnson outlined his ministry’s agenda for the ensuing fiscal year and specifically...

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Ambassador-Designate of Austria calls on Minister Henfield - Jun 15, 2021 - 2:20:25 PM


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His Excellency Martin Weiss, Ambassador-Designate of Austria to The Bahamas (left) paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield, June 15, 2021 at the Ministry's offices.  

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