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Rising athletics star interns at BIS
Submitted by BIS   

Mr. Luther Smith, Director-General of Bahamas Information Services (second left), met with National Junior standout and BIS Summer Student Daejha Moss, August 20.  Pictured from left are: Mrs. Linda Woodside-Major, former National Record Holder and National Champion who serves as Human Resources Manager at BIS; Mr. Smith; Daejha Moss; and Mr. Delvin Moss, Daejha’s father. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)NASSAU, The Bahamas --- Three-time and defending Bahamas National Junior Girls’ High Jump champion Daejha Moss joined the staff of Bahamas Information Services for the summer where she interned in the Broadcasting Division.  

Moss, 15, the daughter of Delvin “Cheese” Moss and Mrs. Raquel Moss, will enter the tenth grade at Queen’s College when the Fall Semester opens in September.  

The three-time and defending Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools Junior Girls High Jump champion, Daejha is also the co-holder of the BAISS Junior Girls High Jump record with a leap of 5ft, 5 inches, matching Tanya Wildgoose’s 21-year-old mark set in 1993.  

She was a member of the 2014 Bahamas Association of Athletics Associations’ Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Team, competing in the Girls Under-18 high jump competition as a 14-year old.  

Moss also excels on the academic front, earning six Bahamas Junior Certificate Passes in English, Art, Maths, Social Studies, General Science and Religious Education – all Bs.  

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Interns gain knowledge at Bahamas Waste
Submitted by Barefoot Marketing   

Summer interns learning about Waste Management - With school tours about recycling and waste management, Bahamas Waste is constantly trying to educate Bahamian youth about the wonderful world of waste, and their internship programme is no different.  There are currently two students interning with Bahamas Waste, one in the maintenance department and the other in the medical waste department.  Ashton Sweeting, who is a graduate of Kingsway Academy is currently working in the field, helping the technicians in the maintenance department, and learning what it takes to help make The Bahamas a greener place.  Pictured (left to right) are Ashton Sweeting and Vernal Taylor, Equipment Maintenance Manager, Bahamas Waste. (Photo courtesy of BVS for Barefoot Marketing)NASSAU, Bahamas -- Hosting numerous school tours about recycling and waste management, Bahamas Waste is known for educating Bahamian youth about the wonderful world of waste, and their internship programme is no different.

There are currently two students interning with Bahamas Waste this summer, one in the maintenance department and the other in the medical waste department. 

Ashton Sweeting, who is a graduate of Kingsway Academy is currently working in the maintenance field, helping the technicians in the maintenance department, and learning what it takes to help make The Bahamas a greener place.  During his time at Bahamas Waste, he has assisted hydraulic technicians in repairing hoses and hydraulic cylinders as well as electrical technicians in the servicing of the machine motors.

Ashton commented on his experience interning, by saying, “During my time at Bahamas Waste, I have been enlightened on all the aspects of running and maintaining a garbage collection company that I was once oblivious to and have definitely found a new appreciation for the work that goes into it.”

Cordero Mott, a graduate of C. V. Bethel Senior High School, is currently interning in the medical waste department. Mott’s duties are to assist with the daily operations in the Medical Waste Facility including loading up the autoclave carts with bio med waste, assisting with the loading/off-loading of the bio hazardous waste from the medical waste truck, and emptying the autoclave carts once the bio waste within them has been sterilized. He also assists with the cleaning of the facility, as well as answering telephone calls.

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Ministry of Tourism reports over 500 entries for best beaches photo competition
Submitted by Kendea Smith   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Over 500 entries have been made to the Ministry of Tourism’s Facebook page for its #Bahamasbestbeaches promotion and now tourism officials are making a final push for more breathtaking beach photos.

The competition, which began in late July, aims to use social media to get a look at the best of the nation’s beaches through the eyes of residents and tourists.

When participants upload a unique and engaging photo of a Bahamian beach at the ministry’s Facebook.com/TravelBahamas page or post via Twitter and Instagram @ VisitTheBahamas using the hashtag #BahamasBestBeaches – they are automatically entered to win a five-day, four night stay at Pelican Bay on Grand Bahama.

"We are awarding the winner of this contest a five-day/four-night stay in Grand Bahama Island. Who would not love to be the lucky recipient of a prize like that,” said General Manager of Global Communications Andre Miller.

“There are only a few days left for Bahamians and US visitors to participate in our first ever 'best beaches' photo contest via social media. I invite everyone to show the world why their favorite stunning beach photo(s), on that Bahamian island they love, is the best beach The Bahamas has to offer. Enter now before it's too late."

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A-listers align for a star-studded partnership to produce Baha Mar opening gala
Submitted by Kristina McNeil   

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Baha Mar, the grand and greatly anticipated luxury resort announces an exciting partnership with two of the leading names in the world of music and entertainment— Jamie King and Emilio Estefan— who will be teaming up for the first time to develop, produce, choreograph and score the resort’s Grand Opening Gala alongside executive producer Bernie Yuman.

Slated for late Spring 2015, the Baha Mar Grand Opening Gala will be a grand experience of sophisticated luxury and leisure spanning multiple days and encompassing every corner of the 1,000-acre property, set alongside 3,000 feet of uninterrupted white-sand beach and crystal-clear waters.

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with award-winning visionaries such as Jamie and Emilio, who both have successful track records and are extremely well-respected in the entertainment industry,” said Sarkis D. Izmirlian, Chairman and Chief Executive Officerof Baha Mar Resorts, Ltd. “I’m sure that their creative forces will combine to provide our guests with an unforgettable event that is nothing short of amazing and truly combines the glamour of the New Riviera with the soul of The Bahamas.”

Emmy Award® and MTV Video Music Award® nominee Jamie King, writer and director of the critically acclaimed Cirque du Soleil MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL World Tour, and director of the newly launched Cirque du Soleil MICHAEL JACKSON ONE at Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas), is the leading concert tour director in the world of pop music today. Also an acclaimed choreographer, King has served for more than 16 years as Madonna’s creative director and has worked with an array of superstars including Rihanna, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, the Spice Girls, George Michael, Elton John, Diana Ross, Ellen DeGeneres, and most recently, as creative director of Bruno Mars' record-breaking Super Bowl halftime show.

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Tourism promotes new flight services to Grand Bahama from Raleigh/Durham and Pittsburgh
Submitted by Brooke M. Sherman   

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism along with representatives from the Grand Bahama Island Tourism meet Mayor William Bell of Durham, NC.FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism along with representatives from the Grand Bahama Island Tourism sector recently teamed up to conduct an aggressive Public Relations and Sales mission throughout the cities of Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and met with key influencers in the private and public sectors, travel agents and media houses to promote new direct and non-stop air service to Grand Bahama Island.

The direct services from the RDU and PIT airports will take place throughout the month of October. Bahamasair is using a 737-400 150 passenger jet, for the two hour international flights. The packages including air, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation are being provided by Vacation Express, using six properties on Grand Bahama including two all-inclusive resorts.

The PR and sales missions have taken place in a number of cities across the U.S. over the past months. On the most recent mission through Raleigh/Durham and Pittsburgh, the team visited with Convention and Visitor Bureaus in the various cities, and in addition to media appointments and sales calls, paid courtesy calls on Mayor’s William Bell, Durham, NC and Nancy McFarlane, Raleigh, NC. Both Mayors were personally invited to visit Grand Bahama Island on one of the October flights.

The packaged programs with Vacation Experess which began in May, has resulted positively for Grand Bahama, yielding an exponential increase in airlift by over 33% with stronger market positioning for the island.

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