Child Protection Committee Hosts Children to ‘Fun Day’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Members of the Child Protection Committee recently hosted children from the various children’s homes operated by the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development to a “Fun Day” as part of the activities observing April as Child Protection Month. The Child Protection Committee is comprised of officials from […]

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The Bahamas Antiquities Monuments & Museums Corporation and Public Private Investments Ltd Sign MOU

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC) and Public Private Investments Ltd (PPIL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the operation and management of designated heritage sites in New Providence, to facilitate the restoration, modernization and sustainability of the sites, and to advance and enhance […]

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Chances Games helps little Kamiya with brain surgery expenses

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Last week, nine-year-old Kamiya Rolle, a student at the Sandilands Primary School fell ill and had to be rushed to the hospital for immediate assistance. Rolle’s distraught parents were later told that their child had a brain tumor and needed surgery to save her life. The family, unaware of how they would pay […]

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GGYA announces multitude of milestones at AGM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A dozen new and relaunched units, 1,208 first-time participants and strong financial support from the public and private sectors over the last year were just a few of the highlights and focus of presentations at the Governor General’s Youth Award’s Annual General Meeting held at Government House over the weekend. “Many of […]

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Urban Renewal Commission hosts weekend of Easter egg hunts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Children from the eight communities in New Providence where Urban Renewal Centres are located, in addition to those in the Family Islands were treated to Easter Egg Hunts over the weekend as part of the Urban Renewal Commission’s outreach programme. Easter egg hunts and fun days were held in the communities of […]

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Bahamian celebrity artist unveils sketch at UNESCO youth forum in China

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamians have always found positive ways to put The Bahamas on the map and an art piece produced by Jamaal Rolle, the Bahamian celebrity artist, did just that as he unveiled a popular sketch at the recent UNESCO youth forum in China. Rolle’s piece, known as “a vision united,” embodied the message […]

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Police Commissioner commends hundreds of officers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A little over 140 police officers were awarded Commissioner Commendations yesterday in New Providence. The awards ceremony hosted at the Paul Farquharson headquarters on East Street follows a similar ceremony hosted in Grand Bahama on Wednesday. Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson presented each of the awardees with certificates of honor for their hard […]

Governor General presents award at gala performance of the National Youth Choir

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — At a gala performance of the 29th annual concert season of The Bahamas National Youth Choir on Wednesday, April 10th, Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling presented a lifetime award to choir alumnus, Alfred Culmer at the Winston V. Saunders Theatre of the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.  (BIS Photos/Patrick […]

Ferguson hopeful standoff on Grand Lucayan VSEPs will be resolved tomorrow

Says he has been “accessible” despite D’Aguilar stating otherwise NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Trade Union Congress, Obie Ferguson, said despite assertions made by tourism and aviation minister, Dionisio D’Aguilar, that negotiations on behalf of the Grand Lucayan managerial staff have been silent for at least a week, he has been accessible and has […]

52-year-old dolphin gives birth to “Baby Duchess” at Blue Lagoon Island

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Full of life, energetic, and healthy, baby Duchess, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin was born on Blue Lagoon Island just a few months ago to her 52-year-old mother, Princess. According to Blue Lagoon Island public relations manager, Jessica Robertson, princess is one of the oldest known dolphins under human care worldwide. After months of […]

Aviation minister: “Glaring deficiencies” in ATC being addressed

Pilot and controller contributed to 2018 near mid-air collision, report says NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While assuring that The Bahamas has an “impeccable” record and an extremely safe air traffic control system, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday acknowledged the “glaring deficiencies” in Air Traffic Control (ATC) which were highlighted in a recently completed […]