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Castrol Quote of the Day: May 18, 2019
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SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 16th to 22nd May 2019
SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 16th to 22nd May 2019 A cold front across the Northwest Bahamas will keep unsettled weather conditions over most of the Bahamas today through Friday as the system slowly moves across the Central and SE Bahamas. The front will gradually dissipate across the Central and SE Bahamas on Saturday as a mid to upper level trough/low shifts near the NW Bahamas on Sunday. The mid to upper level trough will slide south-eastwards across the NW and Central Bahamas on Monday and Tuesday while producing cloudiness and unsettled across the SE Bahamas as it shift to the Hispaniola area late Wednesday to early Thursday.

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The Importance of Understanding Blood Pressure World Hypertension Day 2019 reminds us to ‘Know Your Numbers’
The Importance of Understanding Blood Pressure World Hypertension Day 2019 reminds us to Know Your Numbers Are you suffering from high blood pressure? In The Bahamas, it’s an epidemic silent killer. A 2006 healthy lifestyle initiative led by the government noted that approximately 21 percent of the Bahamian populace had hypertension. And according to a 2012 PAHO report, the number one cause of death in The Bahamas between 2006 and 2009 was related to hypertensive disease with 688 deaths.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is also considered a leading risk factor for disease on a global level, as many individuals may not be aware that anything is wrong while the damage is occurring within the body. Chronic hypertension can potentially lead to serious conditions like stroke, heart attack, heart failure, or kidney disease. For World Hypertension Day 2019, celebrated internationally on May 17, the theme is “Know Your Numbers” – raising awareness about the importance of knowing what your blood pressure measurement it.

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THANKS THE 2019 IAAF WORLD RELAYS BAHAMIAN ATHLETES
The IAAF World Relays is an international relay sporting event hosted by the International Association of Athletic Federations. In 2014, the World Relays was born in Nassau as a trial edition and then again in 2015 and 2017. Due to its success in The Bahamas, the IAAF has officially incorporated the event into its official calendar with the relays now being held every two years.
The IAAF Relays now provide athletes with the additional opportunity to compete and qualify for both the World Championships, as well as the Olympic Games.

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Castrol Quote of the Day: May 17, 2019
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BTVI and US officials discuss Fulbright program
BTVI and US officials discuss Fulbright program Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the United States Department of States’ Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Caroline Casagrande, recently paid a courtesy call on President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson.

The visit came a day before it was announced that the Fulbright program would be reinstated for Bahamian students. The program which promotes international goodwill through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture and science, was introduced to The Bahamas in 1996.

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The Bahamas has Several Structural Impediments Making it Difficult to Complete Globally in Exporting Goods
The Bahamas has Several Structural Impediments Making it Difficult to Complete Globally in Exporting Goods Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said The Bahamas has several structural impediments that make it difficult for the country to compete globally in the export of goods.

“We all know the barriers caused by the high cost of electricity and labour, as examples,” the DPM said at the Government’s Industry Briefing held at the British Colonial Hilton, Thursday, May 16, 2019.

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Avis Corporate training here in Nassau
Avis Corporate training here in Nassau Avis Rent A Car front line Management and Staff from Nassau and Freeport operations participated in training sessions held in Nassau during the week of May 6th, 2019. Mr. Reynaldo Sanchez, Training Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean region of Avis Budget Group, spent three days on island with team members.

The training series titled ‘The Customer Lead Experience’ focuses on the Avis vision of being relentless in fulfilling our customers’ wants, needs and preferences ensuring a level of excellence from end to end. During the sessions team members were given challenges and solutions and had some fun with role playing.

Avis is known for their commitment to ‘Try Harder’. With this training, customers can expect the Avis team members will be ‘Trying Even Harder’ for you.

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Sickle Cell Association Works to Create Positive, Lasting Change
When a 26-year-old declared he would die in hospital it was difficult to believe. There was no gunshot wound, visible signs of trauma, or apparatus attached to him indicating he was under critical care. Twenty minutes later, after calling his mother, the father to a two-year-old took his last breath in Kayla Mortimer’s arms.

“I could not sleep for a week after that,” recalled Mrs Mortimer, the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association’s (BSCA) new president. “Every time I closed my eyes, I would hear his voice, see his face.”

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING UPDATE
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING UPDATE THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS RE-ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 11:20 AM EDT UNTIL 1:20 PM EDT THURSDAY 16TH MAY 2019.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ANDROS, SOUTH ELEUTHERA, CAT ISLAND AND THE EXUMAS, ALONG WITH THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR BIMINI, THE BERRY ISLANDS, MAYAGUANA AND INAGUA.

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Talk Show Host Kirk ‘Mr. Matters of The Heart’ Johnson Releases First Book
Talk Show Host Kirk Mr. Matters of The Heart Johnson Releases First Book Bahamian talk show host and university academic advisor, Kirk Johnson has released his first book, My Heart Matters: Making a Comeback After Love Breaks Your Heart. The publication debuts just as Johnson, “Mr. Matters of the Heart,” revealed plans to relaunch his popular radio show “Matters of the Heart” in 2019.

Johnson’s talk show was a hit in The Bahamas, where he went live to moderate lively discussions on family, relationships, grief, personal growth, and other human-interest topics. He continues to inspire through his social media platforms as a relationship educator and persistence coach.

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Social Services and Urban Development's International Day of Families Workshop
Social Services and Urban Development's International Day of Families Workshop Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell opened the International Day of Families workshop at the Hearing Room, Aventura Plaza, today, attended by professionals and interested persons from across the board. (BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)

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Campbell appeals to Bahamian families to be part of the solution to the negative impacts of climate change
Families throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have a significant role to play in protecting the country from the destructive effects of Climate Change.

Addressing Members of the House of Assembly on Wednesday, May 15 (a day that is annually observed as International Day of Families), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said increases in global temperatures, rising sea levels, ocean pollution and other climate change impacts, are seriously affecting low-lying coastal communities and countries such as The Bahamas.

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Campbell outlines the power of family love and support in community building
The power of family love and support has the capacity to improve Bahamian communities, and indeed the entire commonwealth, one action at a time; one solution at a time, and one family member at a time, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Wednesday (May 15).

Delivering a special intervention in the House of Assembly on the observance of International Day of Families (observed May 15 annually), Minister Campbell said the family is also a resource that can provide inspiration and comfort in a world of uncertainty.

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NAD Begins Demolition of Old Domestic /Int'l Terminal At LPIA
NAD Begins Demolition of Old Domestic /Int'l Terminal At LPIA Last week, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) began a phased demolition of the former domestic and international terminal building at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). NAD’s Maintenance & Engineering Department is spearheading the project and estimates a 10-week timeline for the initiative. According to Kevin McDonald, Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering at NAD, the building will be demolished using heavy equipment and trucks to remove the debris. Built in the late 1950s, the old domestic and international terminal opened for operation in 1957.

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EARTHCARE participates in WORLDWIDE EVENTS TO END CAPTIVE WHALE AND DOLPHIN PROGRAMS
EARTHCARE participates in WORLDWIDE EVENTS TO END CAPTIVE WHALE AND DOLPHIN PROGRAMS On May 11th 2019, Concerned citizens across the globe gathered for the 7th Annual Empty The Tanks Worldwide event. Thousands gathered in solidarity to bring awareness to the plight of captive whales and dolphins during this annual event, which spanned over 70 event locations across 25 countries.

EARTHCARE volunteers manned an information station in Freeport, Grand Bahama, to educate the public about captive whale and dolphin programs. Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE, a former Dolphin Trainer shared her experiences and is adamant that dolphins can’t be kept happily in captivity. “EARTHCARE is vehemently against the introduction of any new captive dolphin facilities into the Bahamas”, she said.

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BISX PUBLISHES PROPOSED RULES AND FEE SCHEDULE AMMENDMENTS
BISX PUBLISHES PROPOSED RULES AND FEE SCHEDULE AMMENDMENTS The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce an improvement to the BISX Website with the addition of a new section dedicated to Proposed Rule and Fee Amendments. The new section is located under the Market Regulation menu item on the BISX Website and provides a location where BISX can introduce and publish proposed amendments to Rules and Fee Schedules.

With the addition of this new section, BISX is also publishing several proposed rule amendments for public review and consultation for a period of 30 days. After this time, the rules including any amendments based on the public feedback will be provided to the Securities Commission of The Bahamas for review and final approval.

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From Oils and Acrylics to Pancake Art – The New Royal Baby has been created in a “Flippin’Awesome Way!”
From Oils and Acrylics to Pancake Art  The New Royal Baby has been created in a FlippinAwesome Way! Jamaal Rolle – The Celebrity Artist has drawn Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II and now her grandson, ­­Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor; using a most unusual medium.

When Prince Harry officially visited The Bahamas in 2012, The Celebrity Artist, Jamaal Rolle was commissioned by the Bahamian government to draw a portrait and present it to His Royal Highness. It was one of the many celebrated moments for The Bahamas and the artist who has drawn or painted many world figures. Jamaal Rolle’s life like portraits are captivating and breathtaking and this time instead of painting on canvas, he has created a new art medium that is wowing fans.

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Sandals Royal Bahamian hosts Prestige Awards honoring team members
Sandals Royal Bahamian hosts Prestige Awards honoring team members Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa & Offshore Island honored its shining stars May 9th in a glitzy and festive affair with a gold and black theme. The Annual Sandals Prestige Awards, held in the grand ballroom at the resort, boasted 16 categories of with over 50 nominees in the running for the coveted prizes.

Top honor of the evening went to Lesley-Ann Markland of the Epix Photo Shop department, winning the team member of the year (Diamond Team Member) and immediately placing her in the running to be the Sandals Ultimate Team Member of the Year, competing against other top employees from all other Sandals resorts across the Caribbean...

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