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    Fallen American and Bahamian members of the armed services honoured during wreath-laying ceremony on Memorial Day
  • 'Wearable Art meets Wall Art' shows off unique styles at event opening
    'Wearable Art meets Wall Art' shows off unique styles at event opening
  • Game of Thrones fans compete in short film competition presented by Cable Bahamas & HBO
    Game of Thrones fans compete in short film competition presented by Cable Bahamas & HBO
  • BTC, PMH and Doctors Hospital team up for World Blood Donor Day
    BTC, PMH and Doctors Hospital team up for World Blood Donor Day
  • Tourism Minister joins Sandals executives at travel event in Los Angeles
    Tourism Minister joins Sandals executives at travel event in Los Angeles
  • Fishermen's bounty enjoyed at Romora Bay
    Fishermen's bounty enjoyed at Romora Bay
  • BTC awards $5,000 scholarship to Primary School Student of the Year
    BTC awards $5,000 scholarship to Primary School Student of the Year
  • HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime
    HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime
  • U.S. Embassy sponsored leadership development workshop attracts youth
    U.S. Embassy sponsored leadership development workshop attracts youth
  • Culture rocks the opening of IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014
    Culture rocks the opening of IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014



U.S. Embassy and USNORTHCOM celebrate the 4th of July with a tribute to the American Southwest
Submitted by the U.S. Embassy Nassau   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- On Thursday, July 2, the United States Embassy commemorated the 239th Anniversary of Independence of the United States of America by hosting a celebration in Nassau, at Liberty Overlook. The event was held in partnership with the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and included more than 500 of the Embassy’s key contacts representing the government, the business community, civil society, media, and the arts.

Members of the Harlem Dance Leadership Program delight the audience during the official 4th of July celebration.

The evening’s theme, the American Southwest, was a tribute to the spirit and struggle of the Wild West frontier and honored ordinary Americans’ unyielding spirit in the 19th century that served as an inspiration for generations of Americans.

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Goombay Summer Festival kicks off at Taino Beach, Grand Bahama
Written by BIS   

TAINO BEACH, Grand Bahama – Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu officially launched Goombay Summer Festival at Taino beach on Thursday, inviting visitors and residents alike to fully enjoy the vibrant Bahamian cultural experience.


KEMP FAMILY MEMBERS – The family of the late Johnny Kemp, Jr., was on hand to celebrate and take part in the dedication made to him by the Ministry of Tourism during the official launch of Goombay Summer Festival on Thursday at Taino Beach. Shown from left are: Janice Pinder, relative; Yvonne Ward, relative; Joy Jibrilu, Director General of Tourism; Betty Bethel, Director of Tourism for Grand Bahama; Minerva McIntosh and Eugenie Kemp, relatives.

To melodies of the Grand Bahama Youth Choir she described the series of festivals – five weeks of cultural expression featuring Bahamian foods, music, arts and crafts – that will be offered on Grand Bahama as Goombay Summer heats up, and rolls into Junkanoo Festival, showing off what makes the multifaceted island of Grand Bahama so special.

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Bahamas weekly fishing report from Harbourside Marine
Submitted by Harbourside Marine   

Fishing report as of July 2, 2015

Andros - John Healy of Texas with a 10lb bonefih released with captain Marvin Miller.Nassau: Captain Adam Russell and Captain Teddy Pratt report catching some nice sized mahi offshore along with blackfin tuna. Captian Andoni Lisgaris reports catching mutton snapper on the deep reefs.
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Nicholas Pinder, Born Free Chaters, www.bornfreefishing.com
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Dwayne Treco, Morinin' Ride Charters, www.morninridecharters.com

North Exuma, Highbourne Cay: The fishing has slowed a bit but they are still catching mahi in the early morning.
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North Eleuthera: No reports.
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Jeff Fox, Ocean Fox Charters - www.oceanfoxfishingbahamas.com
Ryan Neilly, Spanish Wells Fishing www.spanishwellsfishing.com
South Eleuthera, Cape Eleuthera: No reports.
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Al J Curry, Ocean Fox Charters. www.oceanfoxcottonbay.com
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Statement on Baha Mar proceedings from the Office of the Attorney General
Submitted by BIS   
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, center, is pictured answering questions from the media during a press conference at the Ministry of Legal Affairs on Thursday afternoon. The Minister put forth the policy of the government of The Bahamas regarding the Baha Mar bankruptcy filing on the 29th June 2015 in a Delaware court. To her left is the State Minister for Legal Affairs, the Hon. Damian Gomez and to her right is the Director of Legal Affairs, Ms. Antoinette Bonamy.Office of the Attorney General
Statement on Baha Mar Proceedings
July 2, 2015 – Nassau, Bahamas

On Monday 29 June 2015, Baha Mar Ltd. and 14 affiliated companies involved in the Baha Mar Resort filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the Courts of Delaware, U.S.A. Baha Mar did this without prior notice to the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and related entities. And, we are advised that no advance notice was given to the China Export Import Bank (“EXIM Bank”), the China State Construction Company and numerous Bahamian employees and contractors.

Fourteen of the affiliated companies are incorporated and doing business in The Bahamas. They own, operate and have an interest in Bahamian assets and businesses, including much of the land comprising the Baha Mar resort.

As the public is aware, the Prime Minister, for the past several months and as recently as 26 June 2015, has been negotiating and communicating with the Developer and the EXIM Bank to ensure sufficient funding to enable the opening of the resort at the earliest possible opportunity.

The Government at all times will continue to act in the best interest of the Bahamian people. The successful completion and opening of Baha Mar is in the national interest and is a matter of national priority.

Of particular importance is that the nearly 2,400 Bahamian employees who have been prejudiced by this bankruptcy proceeding must be paid. Paying the employees without conditions attached would allow negotiation, hearing and resolution of other critically important issues determinative of the future of this project.
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$2,000 in prizes to autism spectrum awareness essay contest winners
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AUTISM AWARENESS ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS:  Seated -- LaTess Bartlett of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy, Senior Grand Prize Winner and Amaya Fowler of St. Anne's School, Junior Grand Prize Winner.  Standing - Brigitte McPhee, Office Administrator, REACH Bahamas; Joseph Townsend of Jack Hayward School, Junior Honorable Mention; Javonne Cumberbatch of C.C. Sweeting High School, Senior Honorable Mention; Ari Brathwaite of Queen's College, Senior Honorable Mention; Corinna Neely, President, FirstCare Medical Plan; Serethea Clarke, Acting Deputy Director, the Ministry of Education and Rickcardo Miller, Acting President, REACH Bahamas.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)NASSAU, The Bahamas – Autism Spectrum comprises the fastest growing developmental disorder in The Bahamas. For the third year, dozens of students throughout The Bahamas accepted the challenge posed by FirstCare Medical Plan in association with The Ministry of Education and REACH Bahamas to pen an essay under the theme “Autism in The Bahamas: A Nation Without Boxes.”

A panel of judges from The Ministry of Education and REACH chose two grand prize winners and three honourable mention winners among junior and senior students.

LaTess Bartlett of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy was the Senior Grand Prize Winner, and Amaya Fowler of St. Anne's School, Junior Grand Prize Winner.

Acting Deputy Director of Education Serethea Clarke said “we truly believe that education is everybody’s business,” in her congratulatory address to the winners, highlighting the Ministry of Education’s continued support of the competition.

The five winners were awarded cash and prizes valued at more than $2,000 including gift certificates from John Bull, The Shoe Village and Custom Computers.

“Ours is a long-term and nationwide effort, to do our part to ensure that children on the autism spectrum have every chance to become productive citizens,” said Corinna Neely, President of FirstCare Medical Plan. “It is encouraging to see an increasing number of students from Grand Bahama and other islands in our nation participate in the essay contest. This year we had a special competition for the school that submitted the most essays and Bishop Michael Eldon School in Grand Bahama won.”

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