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OPM honours local Crossing Guards

THANKING CROSSING GUARDS – Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator J. Kwasi Thompson (seated third from left) and Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (GB), Harcourt Brown (seated fourth from left) were joined by Christian Council President, Rev. Dr. Robert Lockhart (seated right) and other officials, during a special dinner party to honour Crossing Guards who serve in Grand Bahama. Some 15 Crossing Guards were honoured. (BIS PHOTO)

The Office of the Prime Minister, in conjunction with the Department of Local Government and Road Traffic Department, hosted an evening of appreciation to honor School Crossing Patrol Officers who serve the Grand Bahama Community. Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells, who was unable to attend the event due to prior engagements, sent…
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One year later, results of first GB Tech Summit evident

PM OPENS TECH SUMMIT – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis was the keynote speaker during the opening ceremonies of the first Grand Bahama Technology Summit, which was held in November 2017 at the Grand Lucayan Resort. The Second Annual Grand Bahama Technology Summit is set to take place November 14-16 at the Grand Lucayan Resort and is expected to attract hundreds of international, national and local participants. (BIS PHOTO: LISA DAVIS)

What a difference a year makes – 8,760 “little” hours. A year ago, before November 2017, the idea of Grand Bahama becoming a Technology Hub was perhaps non-existent. The Second City seemed satisfied to prosper and take advantage of its stellar reputation as the Industrial capital of The Bahamas, with its financial and tourism institutions…
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New Fire Station to open within weeks

SLEEPING QUARTERS – National Security Minister, Marvin Dames and Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson are shown one of the sleeping quarters in the new fire station in Grand Bahama. Minister Dames toured the new facility to take a look at the new furniture which was recently placed in the building, as it gets set to be occupied by local firefighters, as well as law enforcement officers. (BIS PHOTO: ANDREW COAKLEY)

After a long wait, firefighters in Grand Bahama will soon be moving into their new home – a state-of-the-art fire station – that can also house law enforcement officers. According to Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames, the firefighters could move into their new facility by mid-September. Minister Dames, while on Grand Bahama Wednesday, August…
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Department of Environmental Health says waters at Taino Beach are safe

THE WATER IS SAFE – Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson (center), along with Bertha Duncanson from the Department of Environmental Health, during a recent press conference said that the waters at Taino Beach are safe for swimming. Also on hand for the press conference were Rashema Ingraham (Waterskeepers Bahamas) and Joseph Darville, Chairman of Save The Bays Bahamas. (BIS PHOTO: LISA DAVIS)

Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson says that the Government of The Bahamas is extremely concerned that the beaches in Grand Bahama are safe not only for residents, but for visitors coming to the island. “It is really a top priority for the Office of the Prime Minister, the ministry of environment,…
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