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Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister Kwasi Thompson says he plans to make Grand Bahama the centre of a technology hub in The Bahamas. 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister Kwasi Thompson

Pictured: Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister Kwasi Thompson addresses a press conference at Pelican Bay resort, October 16, 2017, to announce dates and plans for the upcoming Technology Summit, to be held in Grand Bahama November 9-10, 2017. (BIS Photo/Andrew Miller)

Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister Kwasi Thompson says he plans to make Grand Bahama the centre of a technology hub in The Bahamas.

The Minister’s remarks came during a press conference at Pelican Bay resort October 16, 2017 to announce a technology conference in Grand Bahama November 9-10, 2017 at the Grand Lucayan.

“The technology industry can become a third pillar of our economy,” said Minister Thompson. “And that can begin right here in Grand Bahama. For years, we in Grand Bahama have been searching for industries which can diversify our economy and today is a very important step in that process.”

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BIFS celebrates achievements – photos

More than 150 financial professionals received accolades for their accomplishments at the 41st Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) Annual Awards Ceremony at The Balmoral Club last month. Pictured: BIFS awardees attend the 41st Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) Annual Awards Ceremony at The Balmoral Club September 30, 2017. (Photo courtesy BIFS)

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BIFS celebrates achievements

Pictured: BIFS executive director Kim Bodie (right) presents Crestwell Gardiner vice president of Fidelity Bank with the Floating Trophy. (Photo courtesy BIFS)

More than 150 financial professionals received accolades for their accomplishments at the 41st (BIFS) Annual Awards Ceremony at The Balmoral Club September 30, 2017.

Overall, 162 awardees were awarded for completion of programmes including formally-structured programmes and professional certification programmes.

Recipients reached beyond the financial arena and into other sectors including: the gaming, retail, government, education, hotel and medical sectors.

This year, the Institute had a number of achievements according to Jane Major, chairperson of the Education Committee.

“The institute has been able to complete its registration with the National Accreditation Equivalency Council (NAECOB),” she said. “This represents the first step towards the five-year process in obtaining the national accreditation.”

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EY was recently named Accounting Firm of the Year at the Reactions North America Awards. David Brown, senior partner of EY Bermuda Ltd and regional insurance leader for Bermuda, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands, accepted the award at a ceremony in New York last month. Read an excerpt from Bernews here. 

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017

EYOct 11, 2017 (Bernews) – EY was recently honored as “Accounting Firm of the Year” at the Reactions North America Awards.

David Brown, Senior Partner of EY Bermuda Ltd. and Insurance Leader for Bermuda, Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands, accepts the 2017 “Accounting Firm of the Year” Award in New York.

“It was an honor to accept this award on behalf of EY and our global insurance and financial services practice,” David Brown said.

This is an excerpt from Bernews as it appeared on October 13, 2017. For updates or to read the current version of this post in its entirety, please click here.

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Tourism DG addresses regional conference

Joy Jibrilu chair of the board of directors of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and director general at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, gave remarks at the State Tourism Industry Conference 13 October, 2017 at the Radisson Beach Resort Grenada. Read her address here. (Stock photo)

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017

Here follows remarks by Joy Jibrilu chair of the board of directors Caribbean Tourism Organization and director general at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, at the State of the Tourism Industry Conference 13 October, 2017 Radisson Beach Resort Grenada:

This has been one of the most important weeks in our recent history, with this conference coming in the wake of two of the most vicious hurricanes ever to hit the region, both in terms of intensity and the unforgiving nature of the devastation.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts Diplomatic Week 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the theme of this year's Diplomatic Week as 'Innovative Approaches to A Changing World'. The week of activities will get underway with a church service this Sunday. 

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the theme of this year’s Diplomatic Week as ‘Innovative Approaches to A Changing World’.

The week of activities will get underway with a Church Service at Christ Church Cathedral 15 October.

This is the 4th year of the event and will be marked with attendance by the entire diplomatic corps of The Bahamas, both resident and non-resident.

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Bahamas to host Commonwealth Law Ministers conclave

The Commonwealth will unveil a package of legislative reform tools at its Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM) in Nassau, The Bahamas, 16-19 October 2017. 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Commonwealth will unveil a package of legislative reform tools at its Law Ministers Meeting (CLMM) in Nassau, The Bahamas, 16-19 October 2017.

Commonwealth secretary-general Patricia Scotland said the organisation’s new legislative drafting handbook and law reform guide will help governments effectively respond to contemporary challenges such as terrorism, climate change, child marriage and cybercrime.

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Tourism Minister: Region will recover, rebuild

Earlier this week, Dionisio D'Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism and chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, opened the State of the Industry Conference at the Radisson Beach Resort St George's in Grenada, praising the region's resilience after recent hurricanes. Read his address here. 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Here follows an address by Dionisio D’Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism and chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, given at the opening of the State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) 2017 at the Radisson Beach Resort St George’s in Grenada 10 October:

This year’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) comes at a trying time for Caribbean tourism.

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PM renews commitment to fiscal discipline – PDF

Addressing Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said that his administration is resolute in bringing fiscal discipline and order to public finances to forestall any possible economic consequences that could cripple growth and the longer-term prospects for the country. 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Addressing Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said that his administration is resolute in bringing fiscal discipline and order to public finances to forestall any possible economic consequences that could cripple growth and the longer-term prospects for the country.

“If we do not get our economic house in order, the foundation and the house are at risk of collapse,” Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis told Parliament October 11.

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Speaking at an event organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguillar has urged entrepreneurs and small businesses to get involved in the tourism sector to boost growth. Watch an interview with the Minister here. 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Continue to see videoMinister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguillar has urged entrepreneurs and small businesses to get involved in the tourism sector to boost growth. Watch an interview here.
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The 2017 State of the Tourism Industry Conference officially opened yesterday at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, Grand Anse, Grenada. 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Caribbean Tourism OrganizationThe 2017 State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) officially opened 10 October at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, Grand Anse, Grenada.

Delegates from member countries of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will be attending the event.

Earlier in the day, Joy Jibrilu, director general of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, spoke at a media briefing highlighting the growth in that country’s tourism industry and also some of the challenges being faced. The growth, she said, was largely attributed to opening of the Baha Mar resort on Cable Beach. She also noted an increase in airlift to The Bahamas, independently initiated by carriers.

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