Press Releases

Bahamas Maritime Authority and Chinese Embassy Representatives meet during courtesy call

September 18, 2017

Representatives of the Bahamas Maritime Authority and of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China met during a recent courtesy call on the Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, third right, at the Ministry...

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Hurricane Maria Public Advisory Number 10
Hurricane Maria Public Advisory Number 10

September 18, 2017

...MARIA BECOMES AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE......THE EYE AND THE INTENSE INNER CORE IS EXPECTED TO PASS NEARDOMINICA DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS...

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Hurricane Jose Public Advisory Number 54
Hurricane Jose Public Advisory Number 54

September 18, 2017

Issued at 500 PM EDT Mon Sep 18 2017

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Hurricane Jose Advisory Number 54
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

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500 PM EDT Mon Sep 18 2017

...JOSE HOLDING STEADY IN STRENGTH...
...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ALONG THE
EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...34.8N 71.1W
ABOUT 250 MI...405 KM E OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 445 MI...720 KM S OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...977 MB...28.85 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Tropical Storm Watch ...

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Seven Day Weather Forecast September 18-24, 2017
Seven Day Weather Forecast September 18-24, 2017

September 18, 2017

Hurricane Jose continues to move northward, away from the Bahamas as a trailing trough lingers near the Central and SE Bahamas through Tuesday. Meanwhile a weak pressure pattern continues over the Bahamas until Hurricane Maria possibly threatens the SE Bahamas Thursday through Friday...

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Move to Automated Exchanged of Information Causing Issues for Financial Services Pratitioners

September 18, 2017

The DPM was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said among the issues financial services practitioners are contending with is the move to automatic exchange of information, particularly for matters related to taxation in other jurisdictions...

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Interesting Global Trends in Wealth Management Industry Impacting The Bahamas

September 18, 2017

The DPM was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said globally, there are some interesting trends in the wealth management industry, which likely are impacting registrants, licensees and stakeholders in the investment funds, securities and capital markets in The Bahamas...

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MP Lewis brings relief along with BTC and Our Grand Bahama to Pinder's Point
MP Lewis brings relief along with BTC and Our Grand Bahama to Pinder's Point

September 18, 2017

Working along with MP for Central Grand Bahama, Iram Lewis, Team BTC and their #HurricaneIrma recovery partners, Our Grand Bahama brought much-needed relief to Pinders Point on Thursday...

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Commonwealth Brewery Limited donates 40,000 to NEMA and The Bahamas Red Cross for Hurricane Relief
Commonwealth Brewery Limited donates $40,000 to NEMA and The Bahamas Red Cross for Hurricane Relief

September 18, 2017

Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) presents the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and The Bahamas Red Cross with a donation of $20,000...

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Sunryse Supports Bahamas Sickle Cell Association with 3K Donation
Sunryse Supports Bahamas Sickle Cell Association with $3K Donation

September 18, 2017

The Bahamas Sickle Cell Association received a financial boost thanks to a recent donation from Sunryse Information Management. The $3,000 contribution will assist the local non-profit group in its ongoing efforts to raise awareness and provide hope and support to persons in The Bahamas living with the illness...

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Declaration of Exigency Order issued to import hurricane relief items duty free

September 18, 2017

The Minister of Finance, pursuant to the Tariff Act has declared an Exigency Order for the tax exemption on goods imported for rebuilding purposes following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma...

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Cash Grant Program Scam
"Cash Grant Program" Scam

September 18, 2017

The Cabinet Office is aware of information circulating, purported to come from the Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis concerning a “Cash Grant Program”, established to: “improve the standard of living for those persons paying bills...

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September 18, 2017

Marquis Who’s Who, the premier authority on who makes a difference in the worlds of politics, law, science, art, business and community, has bestowed its highest honour on visionary entrepreneur Michael D. Dingman, naming him a 2017 Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achiever...

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RBDF Woman Entry 2 Welcomed at Government House

September 18, 2017

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, seated centre, welcomed Royal Bahamas Defence Force Woman Entry 2 at Government House in a courtesy...

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Hurricane Maria Public Advisory Number 9A
Hurricane Maria Public Advisory Number 9A

September 18, 2017

...MARIA CONTINUING TO STRENGTHEN......THE EYE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE LEEWARD ISLANDS LATE THISAFTERNOON OR THIS EVENING...

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Hurricane Jose Public Advisory Number 53A
Hurricane Jose Public Advisory Number 53A

September 18, 2017

...JOSE PRODUCING DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE EASTCOAST OF THE UNITED STATES...

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Do Bigger Things with BTC-Company first to market with the Samsung Note 8 Device
"Do Bigger Things with BTC"-Company first to market with the Samsung Note 8 Device

September 18, 2017

“We want our customers to do bigger things! That’s the theme behind the launch of the new Samsung Note 8 device,” said Alphanique Duncombe, Vice President for Mobile...

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Re-Opening of Stephen Dillet, September 20th, 2017
Re-Opening of Stephen Dillet, September 20th, 2017

September 18, 2017

Please be advised that Stephen Dillet Primary School will open on Wednesday, 20th September 2017, for all students...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Lee

September 18, 2017

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION LEE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM MONDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2017...

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News Item on Hurricane Jose
News Item on Hurricane Jose

September 18, 2017

… TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND … … DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED ALONG THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES …

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Hurricane Maria Public Advisory Number 9
Hurricane Maria Public Advisory Number 9

September 18, 2017

...MARIA RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE......THE EYE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE LEEWARD ISLANDS LATE THISAFTERNOON OR THIS EVENING...

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