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Hatian President Visits Nassau

Hatian President Visits Nassau

Haitian President Michel Martelly (centre) attends bi lateral talks with representatives from the Republic of Haiti and The Bahamas at the Melia Hotel yesterday. (Photo: Peter L. Ramsey BIS).

Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competitions

Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competitions

On July 27, the 2014 Miss Bahamas contestants took part in the much anticipated Miss World Bahamas and Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competitions. The top three contestants in the Miss World Bahamas Swimsuit Competition were Chantel O’Brian, Rosetta Cartwright and Rontre Rolle. The top three contestants in the Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competition were Tomacina [...]

Pedestrian Struck and Killed

29 July 2014

The traffic fatality count climbed another notch higher after a pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday evening. Preliminary reports indicate that a man was driving a white Honda RAV 4 vehicle south on Market Street near Quakoo Street when he struck a man attempting to cross the street. The unidentified man died on the scene. [...]

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Ministry of Agriculture Implements Project To Advance Food Security in The Bahamas

29 July 2014

The sweet potato is the most important edible root to food security, followed by cassava in The Bahamas. Successive projects have aimed at increasing the amount of root crops produced, in an effort to satisfy increasing local demand for these commodities. In both Abaco and Andros significant acreages of sweet potato have been planted using [...]

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IOM Conducts Study On Illegal Migration

29 July 2014

Despite countless repatriation exercises conducted annually, migrants continue to risk the treacherous sea voyage to The Bahamas and for this reason the government is adopting a different approach toward addressing this vexing issue by supporting a study by an international organisation on the illegal migration woes affecting The Bahamas and the neighbouring Turks and Caicos [...]

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Bird-Based Tourism Launched In The Bahamas

29 July 2014

The Ministry of Tourism’s, Sustainable Tourism Unit in conjunction with The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and Audubon launched a new product on Monday which they hope will attract bird watchers to the Bahamas. The Birding Tourism Program under the theme, “Strengthening bird based tourism as a conservation and sustainable development tool”, started a project a [...]

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BEC Outage Costly

BEC Outage Costly

29 July 2014

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) experienced another disruption yesterday morning at its Blue Hill Road location leaving thousands of its customers in the dark amid the scorching summer heat. BEC has since explained that near island-wide blackout was due to a failed generator. The power outage began around 7:30a.m., Monday. As of 5:40p.m., yesterday, BEC [...]

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50 Haitian Migrants Apprehended

29 July 2014

Officers from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and Bahamas Immigration apprehended 50 migrants early Monday morning in the Marshall Road area. According to reports Defence Force operations were informed of an illegal landing and officials immediately descended on the area of the reported sighting. The Haitian sloop that harbored 35 males and 15 females [...]

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Three Dead In Separate Weekend Shootings

28 July 2014

Three men were killed in separate shootings over the weekend, police have confirmed. In the most incident, on Sunday a man was walking to his vehicle from a nightclub located on Apple and Peach Streets, when a man armed with a handgun shot him several times before fleeing on foot. The victim was transported to [...]

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The Sandals Foundation Donates $20K To The Ranfurly Home

The Sandals Foundation Donates $20K To The Ranfurly Home

28 July 2014

The kitchen is the “heart of the home” for the kids of the TheRanfurly Home for Children, and soon they will have a refurbished one thanks to a $20,000 donation from the Sandals Foundation. RanfurLy Home President, Alexandra Maillis-Lynch said the renovation of the home’s kitchen is “long overdue” and that a new kitchen with [...]

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PM Admits Gaming Bill Has ‘Issues’

28 July 2014

Prime Minister Perry Christie recently revealed that the much anticipated gaming bill is riddled with issues; however he assures that the government has made significant progress so far. “We’re finished with the constitutional legislation that we’ve put in parliament, we’re finished with VAT that we’ve put in parliament, we have the gaming legislation now , [...]

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Minnis: PM Must Fire Renward Wells

Minnis: PM Must Fire Renward Wells

28 July 2014

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis on Sunday renewed his party’s call for the resignation of Parliamentary Secretary Reward Wells noting that the inaction from the prime minister on the issue and lack of transparency are proof that the government is trying to cover up what appears to be a ‘shady’ deal. “As we all now [...]

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