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BTVI holds ‘True Blue Cultural Festival’

NASSAU, The Bahamas —  The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) held its ‘True Blue Cultural Festival’ on Tuesday, with special guests, cultural performances, arts and crafts on display.  Enjoying festivities is BTVI’s Interim President Dr. Linda A. Davis, second left. 


Independence Secretariat Stages “242 Day Pop-Up” with Souvenir Bags and Treats

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The 50th Independence Anniversary Secretariat staged a “242 Day Pop-Up” at the Independence Roundabout on East Street South and East West Highway on Friday, February 24, 2023. Members of the committee led by the Chair, Her Excellency Leslia Miller-Brice, were out in the national colors of Aquamarine, Gold and Black and gifted surprised motorists with the Independence Logo patterned gold-coloured souvenir bag, with commemorative trinkets inside. Friday was dubbed “242Day”, after the country’s area code, and Bahamians were urged to wear national colors, eat local cuisine, drink local teas and beverages, and to celebrate what makes them proud to be Bahamian. The public was also asked to share via email, their images and videos, which would be posted to the secretariat’s ...

Minister Bowleg thanked supporters and sponsors of Junior Junkanoo in GB

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg thanked parents, teachers and students for their work to make the return of Junior Junkanoo to Pioneer’s Way in Freeport, Grand Bahama a success. The sounds of the future of Bahamian culture hit a high note on Thursday, February 16, 2023, as hundreds of Grand Bahamian students – from pre-school to Senior school – brought the 2023 junior junkanoo parade to life in downtown Freeport. Twenty-three schools participated in this year’s parade. “The little encouragement and support that you give, goes a very long way to help make these youngsters productive citizens here in our country,” said Minister Bowleg. “So, we came here to watch them go up and down the boulevard and showcase their artistic skills and talents as it relates to the ...

Bahamas Information Services Celebrating 242 Day

On the Road to 50! Management and Staff celebrated 242 Day! Friday February 24 designated 242 Day and Bahamians Worldwide displayed how proud they are to be Bahamian. Bahamian Breakfast and Lunch were the orders of the day!

Royal Couple, Prince Edward and Countess Sophie Attend the GGYA Gold Award Ceremony

NASSAU, Bahamas — HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex and Forfar, and HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Forfar, attended the Gold Award Ceremony for the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) programme at Breezes Resort Bahamas, Thursday, February 23, 2023. Prince Edward serves as Chair of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards Foundation.    GGYA was initially known as the ‘Bahamas Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme,’ but in 1996 was re-named the ‘Governor General’s Youth Award.’  Patron of GGYA, Governor General HE the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith extolled the benefits of the programme. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards Foundation has funded five special projects in The Bahamas, and is available to all young peop...

‘A Pint of Love’ Blood Drive promoted by Minister for Grand Bahama

A PINT OF LOVE – A blood drive encouraging all residents of Grand Bahama to donate blood was promoted during a press conference on Thursday, February 23, in Freeport, Grand Bahama.  Leading the charge, Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Ginger Moxey said she was pleased at the collaboration for such a worthy cause.  ‘A Pint of Love’ will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Rand Memorial Hospital from 9am to 3pm. “We must unite and work together to build alliances to collaborate to ensure that Grand Bahama excels,” said the Minister. She added, “Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person – the gift of life.”  This is the second blood drive, with the first being held in December, and residents are encouraged to not only attend ...

PHA Actively Investigating the Incident of Remains of Male Juvenile Patient at Rand Memorial

The Swiss Ambassador presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General

NASSAU, The Bahamas — His Excellency Olaf Kjelsen, Non-resident Ambassador of Switzerland (left) presented Letters of Credence to His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, at the Office of the Governor General on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

‘Our Ocean, Our Future’ Student Art Contest Winners

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA) is excited to announce the top three winners of the “Our Ocean, Our Future Student Art Contest” launched between January 24 and February 3 to bring awareness to ocean conservation.


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