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Minister D'Aguilar updated on multi-million-dollar Sandals Royal Bahamian redevelopment - May 5, 2021 - 5:03:38 PM


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Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar had a tour today of the ongoing multi-million-dollar redevelopment  of Sandals Royal Bahamian, Cable Beach.  The tour was conducted by Executive Chairman of Sandals Resorts International Adam Stewart.  Minister 'D'Aguilar and members of the press viewed many aspects of the upcoming facelift. 

(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)...

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Migrants arraigned In a Freeport Magistrate Court for illegal embarkation - May 5, 2021 - 3:40:58 PM


On 3rd May, 2021, eight (8) migrants were arraigned in the Freeport Magistrate's Court #3 before Magistrate Laquay Laing. Two (2) Romanians, one (1) Costa Rican, three (3) Ecuadorians, one (1) Eritrean and one (1) Haitian national were all charged with Illegal Embarkation. All migrants pled guilty to the offense and were convicted and fined $300.00 each or in default of payment, serve six (6) months at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services...

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Members of UNESCO pay courtesy call on Minister Lloyd - May 5, 2021 - 8:28:00 AM


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The Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd, Minster of Education received a Courtesy Call from members of The Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization),  on Thursday, April 29, 2021, to thank the Ministry for contributions made, which assisted them in achieving many of their goals.

Three members from the Commission were in attendance including: His Excellency Desmond Edwards, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate...

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Lighthouse Pointe Mother's Day - May 5, 2021 - 12:21:58 AM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Over the years, mom has given you so much. This Mother’s Day, give her something in return by treating her to the best brunch on Grand Bahama Island. Our Mother’s Day Bunch will be held in Portobello’s and Churchill’s Restaurant from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 9th. We’ll be featuring classic brunch favorites like mimosas, omelets, assorted pastries and more! Don’t wait until the last minute. Reserve your table today.

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Nassau Village URC Computer Lab gets name change - May 4, 2021 - 10:25:50 AM


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The computer lab at the Nassau Village Urban Renewal Centre will henceforth be known as the Kermit Smith Computer Lab and Educational Centre, it was announced recently at a somewhat emotional ceremony.  The story behind the honouree is an intriguing one, of how a man who once roamed the streets and admittedly “did not care about anyone else but myself,” turned his life around for the good of himself, his family and his community.

The honouree, while thanking Urban Renewal officials “for their kind words and gesture” in ensuring that the Computer Lab and Educational Centre...

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Congratulations to Michael ’Mike‘ Strachan on being drafted into the National Football League as a member of the Indianapolis Colts - May 4, 2021 - 10:10:31 AM


The Hon. Iram Lewis, on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is pleased to congratulate Grand Bahamian native, Michael Strachan on achieving his dream of playing football in the National Football League (NFL) by being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts during the 2021 draft held on May 1, 2021. 

Selected in the seventh round, Strachan becomes the latest Bahamian athlete to join an impressive pool of NFL athletes...

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Special Feature: RBDF Mothers serving in the Defence Force Mother’s Day - May 4, 2021 - 9:38:52 AM


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Like Elastigirl from the animated Pixar movie, The Incredibles, Woman Marine Terrell Johnson, stretches herself, going above and beyond the call of duty to perform her duties at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.  As a military mom, each day she would stretch herself. However, her true superpower comes when she leaves work and can be 100 % present at home.  When she arrives home, it’s all about family. Terrell asserts that the key to her success of being a military mom...

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Beacon School receives laptops and projectors - May 3, 2021 - 4:26:52 PM


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The Beacon School received laptops for every teacher and projectors for each classroom on Monday, May 3, from a non-profit organization, Beacon for Change.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis on accepting the donation described it as a “great day,” noting he was proud of Mr. Sonless Martin and Ray Ferguson of Beacon for Change.  Mr. Martin, a Bahamian who was born in The Bahamas, moved to the United States...

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Hon. Justice Keith Thompson Presented Instruments of Office as Freedom of Information Commissioner - May 3, 2021 - 1:49:35 PM


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Hon. Justice Keith Thompson (Retired) was presented Instruments of Office as Freedom of Information Commissioner by Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith in a ceremony at the Office of the Governor General on Monday, May 3, 2021.  Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, Q.C., delivered remarks.  In the group photo, the Governor General is pictured, centre, the Attorney General, left, and Justice Thompson and Mrs. Gwen Thompson at right...

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Disaster Consultative Committee Hosts Prayer Breakfast - May 3, 2021 - 11:05:57 AM


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The West Grand Bahama District Disaster Consultative Committee hosted a prayer breakfast to thank those who served during times of disaster on Saturday, May 1.  Held under the theme, “A Time of Reflection and Restoration”, the event was held at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in SeaGrape under the patronage of the Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, the Hon. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe.  She thanked those in attendance for their service. (BIS Photos/Lisa Davis)...

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Attorney General announces the First Freedom of Information Commissioner and Deputy Freedom of Information Commissioner - May 3, 2021 - 10:29:35 AM


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Freedom of information or the right to access information is considered to be a cornerstone of modern democracy.   

It is of note that access to information is an important condition for all democratic societies; and that the right of access to information is based on the principle of transparency in governance...

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Month of May declared “National Disaster Preparedness Month” - May 2, 2021 - 9:52:09 PM


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The Month of May has been declared National Disaster Preparedness Month and it is being observed under the theme, “We are all NEMA - Stronger than Ever”.

As a very active hurricane season is being forecasted for this year, the government of The Bahamas, via the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction and the National Management Emergency Agency, (NEMA)....

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The Islands of The Bahamas announces updated travel and entry protocols - May 2, 2021 - 12:18:10 PM


The Government of The Bahamas announced updated public health measures and entry protocols for fully vaccinated travellers, stating:

•    Effective immediately, Bahamian citizens and residents who are fully vaccinated – after receiving their second dose - will be exempt from COVID-19 testing requirements when travelling inter-island from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma and Eleuthera to any other island...

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Grand Bahama Airport officially owned by The Bahamas Government - Apr 29, 2021 - 10:55:35 PM


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For the first time in 63 years, the government of The Bahamas is the owner of the Grand Bahama International Airport.

The Official Signing Ceremony of the Share Purchase Agreement between Freeport Airport Development Company Limited and Freeport Harbour Company Limited and the signing of the Waiver Agreement between the Government of the Bahamas ...

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Prime Minister - Remarks - Signing Ceremony for the purchase of the GB International Airport - Apr 29, 2021 - 3:41:56 PM


See enclosed the remarks from Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis at the Signing Ceremony for the Purchase of the Grand Bahama International Airport, Thursday, April 29, 2021:

Ladies and Gentlemen: Good afternoon.

Thank you Minister D’Aguilar for your introduction.

Let me also publicly thank him and Minister Kwasi Thompson for all of the hard and good work they have done and continue to do on behalf of the people
...

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Government of The Bahamas closes purchase of Grand Bahama International Airport - Apr 29, 2021 - 10:03:56 AM


The Government of The Bahamas, by way of the Airport Authority Ltd.,  concludes the purchase of the Grand Bahama International Airport today, April 29, 2021. This acquisition brings to a total of 30 the number of airports in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas owned by the Airport Authority.

The Grand Bahama International Airport comprises 2,500 acres, inclusive of an 11,000-foot runway...

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Bahamas Immigration Department General Notice - Apr 29, 2021 - 9:14:40 AM


The Department of Immigration Hawkins Hill Office will be closed effective Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 to allow for deep cleaning and sanitization by the Department of Environmental Health due to a positive COVID-19 case. The office will resume in-person services on Monday, 3rd May, 2021.

Please note that the safety of staff and clients is our number one priority, however, we do apologize for any inconvenience caused...

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The Bahamas Development Bank hosts Blue Economy Think Tank - Apr 28, 2021 - 8:37:12 PM


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The Blue Economy Think Tank hosted by the Strategic Development and Initiatives Unit of The Bahamas Development Bank attracted over 340 registered participants and 20 panelists from the Bahamas and abroad. The event’s over-arching theme “From Small Island State to Big Ocean Nation” highlighted ways Bahamians can benefit from increased sustainable use of ocean resources in four areas: food, bio extractives, maritime industry and energy as well as arts, culture and tourism. As Managing Director Dave Smith pointed out, the country’s economic exclusion zone is 46 times the size of the entire Bahamas...

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Opening of the Eleuthera Passport Office - Apr 28, 2021 - 8:35:14 PM


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that the Prime Minister, the Most Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, will officially open the Eleuthera Passport Office on Friday 30th April, 2021 at 12:00 noon.

The Office is located in the Administrator’s Office in Governor’s Harbour. The office will provide a full range of passport services, including enrollment for new applicants, renewals and biometric fingerprinting...

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COVID-19 vaccinations now open to 18 and older - Apr 26, 2021 - 9:05:18 AM


Vaccinations for COVID-19 will be open to all persons 18 years of age and older, effective Monday 26 April 2021.

This applies to New Providence, Grand Bahama and all Family Islands.

Vaccinations will continue this week (Monday – Friday) at Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road; Church of God of Prophecy, East St; and St. Anslem’s Catholic Church Hall...

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